Sneaker makers are slinging retros left and right, but one of the year’s dankest drops is a one-off made by two Nike fans. Sherman Winfield and Andrew Weiss ruined MJ’s three-peat era Air Jordan VIII’s by adding his infamous crying face on its tongue and sole.
California streetwear store Bait celebrates 4/20 with Happy, a marijuana-themed Stan Smith Vulc. The shoe has a hemp upper with a stoned out pattern, heel tabs and labels inspired by medical marijuana stickers and a stash for “small items.” Advanced sale raffle here.
Adidas brings back its 1972 trainers’ original colors. The Rivea – get your shoe names right Adidas! – has a soft and accommodating suede upper, velour three stripes and the classic striped gumsole. One of the year’s best revival shoes so far. Available in gray or light brown.
Any season is the right time to admire the retro cool styles of Brooks Heritage shoes, and now is the perfect time to grab a pair and go outdoors. Their new Spring 2016 styles greet us with soft suede details, reflective hits for visibility, bright colors and fun sock liners.
Nike expands its Free lineup with three new running shoes and two new training shoes. All five pairs feature a new segmented midsole that not only flexes lengthwise but also expands its width with every step, absorbing shock and conforming to the foot’s shape. Drops 4/7/16.
Incredibly comfortable and stylish shoes, thanks to their lightweight and shock absorbing Vibram Morflex soles, triple-density insoles with memory foam, and intelligently placed padding and reinforcements. Choose from rich full-grain leather colors, in smooth or nubuck finishes.
While it’s a few months later than Back to the Future predicted, Nike’s first real self-lacing shoe looks far more stylish and contemporary. A sensor in the heel triggers the adjustable laces when you step in. The HyperAdapt 1.0 will be available to Nike+ members for holiday 2016.
The influential silhouette from Yohiji Yamamoto’s Adidas line remains fire even with the torrent of stylish runners and trainers, but obviously its outrageous price keeps it rare. This new all-white colorway keeps it fresh. We can hear it calling to us. Eating’s overrated anyway!