The latest version of the Special Field and Air Force 1 mashup is a mid-cut shoe with an upper that’s partly made of ballistic nylon with a tiger camo pattern and military type print. It also has heel zippers to make it easier to take off.
Under Armour’s new hiking boots are handsome enough to wear on level ground. But they’re not all bark. They’ve got a lightweight textile upper with a Gore-Tex membrane, a foam overlay for a snug fit, a foam insole, dual density EVA midsole, and a Michelin outsole.
First released in 1987 for cliff divers and water sports enthusiasts, the comfy and eye-catching Aqua Sock became a street hit. Now it’s back with more muted colors – although there’s still one in bright orange – a foam heel guard and a more practical segmented outsole.
adidas teamed up with skateboarder Lucas Puig and his homies at Hélas for a dope ’80s-themed collection. The highlights are a track jacket, track pants and shorts that are all made of nylon. The drop also includes an all-white variant of the Matchcourt skate shoe.
Reebok’s 2017 Alien Day special is the Final Battle Double-Pack, a pair of redesigned Alien Stompers. One pair is based on the Power Loader while the other one has a Xenomorph-inspired design. Drops 7/18/17 for $325. There’s also a giveaway raffle on Reebok’s site.
New Balance improves upon its hiking shoes with a warm and snug textile and suede upper, a soft heel collar that makes it easier to put the shoes on, and an outsole made from recycled rubber. There’s also a mesh and suede version for warmer climates.
A hot new colorway of Puma’s laceless Disc Blaze sneaker, created in collaboration with Japanese retailer Atmos. We love the combination of forest green camouflage suede and electric green details, which will ensure these shoes will definitely be seen.
First available only as part of collaborations, the Gazelle’s Primeknit variant is now available as a general release. The first batch of Gazelle PK’s come in gray, blue and red. They’re very light and comfy but a pain to clean. Photos by Lower Grounds. Also available at END.