Acronym follows up its dope Air Prestos with an extra high cut Air Force 1 Downtown. The DAF1 adds a shin-length soft shell collar that’s secured by a cam buckle strap. A full-length zipper makes the shoes easy to put on and take off. Keep the F5 bouncing for the drop.
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The Boost-updgraded Stan Smith looks awful. Thankfully Adidas toned it down for its shell-toed classic. The Superstar Boost retains its classic look, except for the exposed midsole on the inside arch. Drops 2/9/17. There’s also a BAPE x Neighborhood variant with Primeknit.
Not only does it have possibly the longest name for a shoe, the Tallac Flyknit promises to be as durable as conventional boots yet is as light and comfortable as Nike’s casual running shoes, thanks to its TPU-injected Flyknit upper and Phylon foam midsole.
A water-resistant variant of Nike’s resurgent slip-on sneaker. Aside from its mid cut, a silicon print over the Sock Dart’s knit upper adds water resistance while retaining the shoe’s flexibility. It also has a new outsole for improved traction. Drops 1/26/17.
Be the dopest dumpster diver with Vetement’s Spring Summer 2017 collab with Reebok. The anti-fashion label’s take on the Instapump Fury sees an all-white upper decked with asymmetric red, black and blue doodles. And yes, that Champion hoodie is dope as well.
HUF and Thrasher Magazine’s early Holiday special for skaters. The Tour de Stoops collection features 90’s style tees, shirts, socks and caps as well as coach jackets, anoraks and shoes. The two brands also made a skate video to complement their collection.
Nike preps the Air Force 1 for winter by mixing it with the Special Field Boot. The SF AF-1 has a leather and ripstop nylon upper, detachable ankle straps and a long tongue with a hidden pocket. Drops 11/5/16 for $200. The white SF AF-1 will debut at Complexcon.
Opening Ceremony’s latest collaboration with Timberland adds an autumn twist to the latter’s classic silhouette. The Convenience Boot features wide elastic laces, a waterproof leather upper and a padded collar. Available in light brown, black, maroon or chocolate.
The Air VaporMax is Nike’s first shoe with its latest Air-cushioning technology: an Air unit strong and flexible enough to be both the midsole and outsole. Japanese label Comme des Garçons got first dibs at a collab, turning the running shoe into a slip-on. Drops 2/2017.
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