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The latest collaboration from tech wear king Acronym and Nike. The Air VaporMax Moc 2 sees the laces replaced by a wide elastic strap and the whole upper printed with an aggressive camo pattern based on Acronym’s logo. And yes, they’re already sold out.
NBA player Paul George’s new signature shoe debuts with a limited-edition Sony PlayStation colorway, with a sweet galactic theme and light up PS and PG logos on the tongues. The shoe offers better grip, and does away with the lockdown strap from the PG1, improving fit.
Vans‘ Made for the Makers collection features extra durable and comfortable versions of its bestselling silhouettes. They have stain- and dust-repellent all-black canvas and suede uppers, cushioned sockliners, padded collars, and extra thick lugged outsoles.
adidas‘ Berlin-exclusive variant of the EQT Support 93 has an embroidered ticket on its tongue that’s good for a year’s use of the city’s public transport. Limited to 500 pairs, the shoe sold for about $220, which is a steal compared to the ticket’s $890 value.
Japanese apparel company ONFadd specializes in tech gear that is influenced by the country’s traditional culture. Their latest product is a pair of latex socks meant to protect sneakers from the rain. Each pair weighs just 3.5oz and can be easily packed when not in use.
Converse enters the tech wear game with a stylish yet utilitarian take on the Chuck Taylor. The Urban Utility Chuck 70 has a waterproof Gore-Tex membrane upper, a reflective panel for visibility, and elastic closures for a snug fit. Available in three colorways.
(PG-13: Language) Complex’s new show Jobs Unlisted is about uncommon professions. In its first episode, host Speedy Morman visited Pensole Footwear Design Academy to learn about designing sneakers. Eustace stayed up all night for you Speedy. Show some gratitude.
One of the highlights of the collaboration between New York streetwear store Kith and posh down jacket specialist Moncler. This triple team-up with Asics sees the Gel Lyte III covered in nubuck and suede. It also has a shearling lining and tri-color laces.
The first shoe from Y-3’s Spring Summer 2018 collection. The Suberou is a mid-cut slip on that is as comfortable as it looks. It has a neoprene upper with a leather toe cap and heel lining, a Poron performance sockliner and an EVA foam midsole. Available in black, red or blue.
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