NikeLab turns to the iconic Air Force 1 silhouette once again for its latest release. Both the mid-cut and low-cut variations of the classic sneaker are wrapped in premium tonal leather across their respective uppers, while a crisp white midsole provides a welcomed contrasting touch to the design. Available in fall-ready black, brown, in addition to a more striking powder blue alternative, pick up all six pairs at select Swoosh accounts including Boston’s own Bodega starting October 27. Prices are set at $150 USD for the Low and $165 USD for the Mid.
Since its introduction back in 2014, the Swoosh’s NikeLab imprint has been home to the majority of the best Air Force 1 releases, especially the premium, tonal colorways its been dropping since black and white lows and mids debuted a couple of years back. But don’t think Nike’s beloved ’80s classic has just been relegated to limited-edition form. Case in point: this brand new high-top release. Highlighted by a clean white and black colorway, these Air Force 1s come decked out in perforated leather and employ details like a nylon ankle strap, red lace tips and even special embroidery along the heel.
Arguably one of the better AF1s to hit NSW spots in recent months, this perforated high-top is available now from spots like Packer Shoes‘ Teaneck flagship in New Jersey.
Looking ahead to the fall/winter season, A Bathing Ape unveils a new addition to its footwear lineup by bringing back the BAPE STA MID. Featuring a strap and premium construction of what looks to be nubuck leather, the Japanese streetwear stalwart renders the silhouette in tonal brown and black colorways, to go along with a matching sole. As of now, there aren’t any details regarding this release but stay tuned for more information on our viral pages.
Maison Kitsuné joins forces with Reebok once again to release a Parisian take on the timeless Instapump Fury silhouette. The third collaboration between the two brands sees the laceless sneaker rendered in a white mesh base and off-white overlays, while additional touches of red and blue throughout the design provide a sprinkling of French flair. Notable details include the Eiffel Tower graphic along the heel, co-branded insoles and mismatched outsoles. You can purchase a pair at Maison Kitsuné locations, select Reebok locations and the sportswear brand’s online store for ¥24,000 JPY (approximately $233 USD) starting July 26.
We’ve all seen Henderschemes Air Jordan 4 iterations in the past few years but this time, the company that specializes in tan leather quality sneakers is putting it’s attention on another American classic – the Timberland 6 Inch Boot. The 6 Inch is seen here sporting a full on tan leather upper in suede, rope leather laces and dress shoe outsole. Look out for these to release this Fall.
Jordan Brand will be collaborating with UNDFTD for an Air Jordan 8 colorway inspired by the original UNDFTD Air Jordan 4. For those new into the game, the Air Jordan 4 x UNDFTD is by far one of the most expensive and rarest colorways within the Air Jordan 4 line. The collab released in the mid 2000’s and was up for auction but quickly landed on Ebay due to it’s significance. Fast forward to 2017, Jordan Brand is at it again with an Air Jordan 8 collaboration alongside west coast’s UNDFTD for a second Olive, Orange and White colorway. There’s no release date just yet, but stay tuned with Modern Notoriety for moore news on this upcoming Air Jordan 8.
Undefeated looks to World War I and “dazzle painting” as inspiration for their new collaboration with ASICS on the GEL-Lyte V.
Dazzle painting was utilized in order to camouflage battleships during the war, as a similar technique has here been applied to the low-top runner. Distinct black and white lines cover the upper of the sneaker, while an orange sockliner adds some flair to the release. Matching orange lace tips have also been applied, in addition to Undefeated branding towards the heel.
Tokyo label BAPE has dropped a new iteration of its tennis shoe silhouette, the Morning Sta.
BAPE’s sneaker line takes models and styles from other brands and puts the brand’s own stamp on them. Similar in style to the adidas Stan Smith and the Nike Tennis Classic, the Morning Sta is constructed using a white premium leather upper and an off-white outsole. The clean, white aesthetic is offset by splashes of green at the heel tab and tongue branding. Iconic STA side detailing and perforations finish off a stylish summer look.
Back in February, Rick Williams and his DISTINCT LIFE creative agency teamed up with Reebok for a special “Distinct Views” edition of the Bolton as a nod to the Motor City. Now Williams and Reebok are back at it, introducing a second “Distinct Views” drop — this time as a nod to the skyline and bright lights of bustling Hong Kong. Draped in rich blue hues, the kicks don premium suede, pigskin nubuck, and leather alike as a white midsole is coupled with red hits to the outsole, special lace jewels and DISTINCT LIFE embroidery on the heel.
Detroit sneaker shop Burn Rubber borrows a line from The Notorious B.I.G. single “Hypnotize” for its latest Reebok Classics Phase 1 collaboration. Dubbed the “Detroit Playas,” a reference to Biggie’s appreciation for the city’s outlandish fashion choices, the shoes were created in celebration of what would have been the late rapper’s 44th birthday.
They’re presented in a pink colorway, in accordance with Biggie’s mention of “Stink Pink Gators,” and feature a mix of suede and alligator-embossed leather on the upper, with hints of reflective 3M throughout.
They’ll hit Burn Rubber’s online store beginning Saturday, April 30.