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It seems that there are numerous ways to re-imagine a classic without stampeding over the heritage, yet still eagerly progressing deeper into new territory. Converse once again stretches the boundaries of acceptance of the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star and transforms it into a form that with care will only look better as the years fade into memory. Premium leather, deft colorway with the brown hues highlighted by gentle leather detailing and the keep me clean white outsole. This sneaker is at Select Converse retail locations if you can find it.
Summer is here but that does not mean you can’t get your Fall kick game proper. Vans unveils for your purview the 2012 Vans CA Madero Tweed Blend. With this sneaker Vans effortlessly merged their Madero with the rich texture of tweed fabric with the appropriate detail to provide a surprisingly sophisticated yet subtle take on the shoe, giving spunk to what some consider and old man fabric. Leather details adorn the heel, eyelets get their proper metals and of course there is the vulcanized sole that makes Vans sneakers, Vans.
The NBA hoop season may be over, but the Olympics has teams from all around the world keeping the sport alive through the Summer. Besides summer is a perfect time to get some games in on the basketball court. The Nike Hyperdunk + Sports Pack equips you with the same technology used in Nike+ running shoes but with a phenomenal basketball twist that provides you with stats galore. Your vertical leap, speed bursts, slashing ability, average jump height and more with the Nike+ Basketball App.
Said to be the lightest shoe that Vans has ever released, the Vans Graph combines at least six different technologies and new materials to bring you a stitch-less rendition of the classic Vans sneaker. Keeping the traditional Vans design details intact and made for comfort just as much for style, the Graph provides a framework that allows for proper anatomical movement for your feet, elevates your heels and has a light feel.
Supra presents their most recent interpretation of the classic low top sneaker, infused with modern elements for a refreshing summer kick. Comprised of raw and textured navy blue linen, the Supra Assault Ross linen low top is one of the latest sneakers recently unveiled this week by Team Supra, along with the Cuttler Ross and the Skytop III Immortal. The new Supra Assault Ross is highlighted by red and blue stripes surrounding the navy blue vulcanized sole, white rope laces and red mesh lining. Perfect for a cruise on the boardwalk or kicking your feet up on a deck lounge chair as you listen to splashing waves.
Drawing from classical civilization and design cues established with the initial Nike Air Yeezy, the upcoming Nike Air Yeezy II pushes forward the Air Yeezy brand with strong and emphatic design elements without overpowering the silhouette of the sneaker or weighing down the presentation. Firmly planted on top of an Air Tech Challenge II outsole, the Air Yeezy II showcases elements of ancient Egyptian / Ethiopian culture throughout. A hand skived anaconda textured leather rear upper that meets with a subtly textured toebox connected by a loop strap etched with hieroglyphics. Finishing touches include glow in the dark soles, obelisks topping off the laces and what can only be considered a rendition of Horus / Heru within a circle partially encased within a pyramid on the tongue. The limited edition, intelligently designed and highly anticipated sneaker is expected to release on June 9th.
Puma rolls out a Japanese exclusive with the Puma First Round Denim to essentially to tease the world outside of the island nation. With sharp lines and classic denim styling, the Puma First Round Denim features a tan leather tongue tag, copper lace eyelets and contrast stitching, just like a fresh pair of jeans. Choices matter so the Puma Denim First Round pack offers both a mid and low version of the sneakers, in either deep indigo or black premium denim. That’s if you can manage to grab a pair. Spotted @ Styles
Inspired by runner feedback, the Nike Flyknit running shoe is almost unnoticeable on your foot. Comprised of knitted yarn and other fabrics, the Flyknit snugly surrounds your feet, giving the running shoes a sock like feel. Built for speed, the new Nike Flyknit technology significantly reduces the weight of the running shoe, while simultaneously providing you with stability and support. The Nike HTM Flyknit Collection showcases the new sneaker through the collaborative efforts between Hiroshi Fujiwara, famed Nike designer Tinker Hatfield and Nike CEO Mark Parker. Variations of the Nike running shoe are the HTM Racer and the HTM Trainer+ $TBA
Frequent collaborators UNDFTD and Puma combine their skills once again to add more pages to the sneaker history books. A refresh of the Puma Clyde, the Puma x UNDFTD Collection Snakeskin Pack includes three colorways of the iconic sneaker. Each shoe in the pack is made from premium leather with the timeless Puma markings comprised of snakeskin. Available in navy, red or white, the Clyde sneaker in snakeskin is a showcase of what subtle enhancements can do refine a classic sneaker and keep it fresh. Undefeated | Puma
The classic Chuck Taylor All Star sneaker gets a seasonal refresh, with the “Moto Leather Jacket”. Taking styling cues from the original and iconic Schott black leather jacket, this release fine tunes the workings of a successful, limited edition shoe previously crafted by the leather jacket makers, Schott NYC themselves. The sneaker features a genuine leather upper, metal zipper detail around the eyelets and palatable, geometric stitching to accent the leather jacket inspiration. You can get these Converse All Stars now as either a high-top or as a low. However, brown leather gets only the low option, while the black leather gets both. Order them at the Converse online store.