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adidas x Hélas Collection

adidas x Hélas Collection

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.

adidas Tennis Hu

adidas Tennis Hu

adidas‘ latest collaboration with Pharrell Williams updates the shoe maker’s tennis shoes such as the Stan Smith with the neat and comfy knit sock upper. The Tennis Hu also has EVA midsole and outsole for added comfort. Available in white/green and white/yellow.

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adidas PureBOOST Night Cargo

adidas PureBOOST Night Cargo

We’re digging the dark, mottled tones of this PureBOOST style, with its heavy use of black on its midsole and trim. Its an every shoe you can run in thanks to its stretchy rubber outsole and form-fitting sock-style upper. Drops 5/31/17.

Adidas x Wings + Horns Campus

Adidas x Wings + Horns Campus

Adidas Originals and Wings + Horns‘ premium take on the Campus silhouette is part of their SS 2017 collection. The shoe’s upper is made of a single piece of water-resistant leather with hand-stitched heel and stripe details. Available in gray and navy.

Comunity Shoes

Comunity Shoes

Beyond their unique designs, what makes Comunity (with one “m”) special is their shoes are made in America, not in some sweatshop in China, and $10 from the sale of every pair go to non-profits supporting the homeless, the arts, and education in downtown LA.

Reebok Alien Stomper Double-Pack

Reebok Alien Stomper Double-Pack

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.

Nike Air Sock Racer Ultra Flyknit

Nike Air Sock Racer Ultra Flyknit

First released in 1986 with a mesh upper, the laceless running shoe returns, now with the latest in Nike’s high tech materials. It has a knit upper and lightweight foam outsole, along with thicker straps. Drops 4/27/17 for $130.

Shoetopia 3D Printed Shoe Concept

Shoetopia 3D Printed Shoe Concept

Design students Zuza Gronowicz and Barbara Motylińska came up with a shoe that’s 100% 3D printed and biodegradable. Aside from being customizable, it uses significantly fewer materials and less energy to make compared to conventional shoes.

PF Flyers All American Shoes

PF Flyers All American Shoes

PF Flyers revamps its classic canvas sneakers with the help of New Balance. The new All American sneakers forego the classic Magic Wedge insert in favor of New Balance’s Fresh Foam insoles. Available in five colors in high or low cut.

New Balance Trailbuster Re-Engineered

New Balance Trailbuster Re-Engineered

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.

Allen Iverson Goes Sneaker Shopping

Allen Iverson Goes Sneaker Shopping

“I was that kid that wanted the Jordans.” The latest episode of Complex’s Sneaker Shopping was with none other than The Answer. Iverson talked about his first pair of sneakers, the NBA’s silly “dress code” back in his day, and more.

Chuck Taylor All Star x Nike Flyknit

Chuck Taylor All Star x Nike Flyknit

After adding the Lunarlon insole, Nike gives the timeless sneaker another modern upgrade. This release of the Chuck Taylor All-Star has a fully knit upper to make it lighter and even more comfortable. Drops 4/27/17 in six colors.

Puma x Atmos Disc Blaze Night Jungle

Puma x Atmos Disc Blaze Night Jungle

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.

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adidas Gazelle PK

adidas Gazelle PK

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.

Hunziker Driving Shoes

Hunziker Driving Shoes

Leather and suede shoes for motoring, offering optimal pedal feel for accelerating, braking, and clutch operation. They have non-slip vulcanized rubber soles, smooth rolled heels, and officially-licensed designs inspired by famous car liveries.

Vans x Rollicking 2017

Vans x Rollicking 2017

Vans Japan and Rollicking ride out the last wave of the sukajan craze with one more pair of slip-ons adorned with souvenir jacket-style embroidery. This release is in black and white and combines the tiger and dragon motifs from the 2016 releases.

Adidas EQT Support ADV Tonal Pack

Adidas EQT Support ADV Tonal Pack

UK shoe store JD Sports locked down four seasonal colorways of Adidas’ dope Primeknit re-up of the EQT Support: gray, olive, navy and white. The mesh upper is paired with either a suede or plastic trim. The store also has a pair of camo colorways on deck.

Nike Zoom Vaporfly Elite

Nike Zoom Vaporfly Elite

Nike’s concept running shoes were designed to help athletes run fast. Their goal – to break the two hour mark for a marathon. The shoes use 3D knitting and modern structural tech reduce the energy needed to lift the foot, provide cushioning, and help propel the foot forward.

Dr. Martens x Beavis & Butthead

Dr. Martens x Beavis & Butthead

Mike Judge’s heavy metal doofuses grace Doc Marten’s signature Pascal 8-eye boot. One pair has a white and black colorway, while the other one is in blue and black. A leather backpack and a t-shirt round out the collection.

Po-Zu x Star Wars Shoes

Po-Zu x Star Wars Shoes

Ethical shoemaker Po-Zu will be releasing a line of officially licensed replicas of Star Wars character footwear. And at least one pair of feet. Dropping 8/2017, the first batch consists of Rey’s boots, Finn’s boots, Poe Dameron’s boots, Resistance sneakers and Wookiee feet.

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Nike Waffle Racer 17

Nike Waffle Racer 17

Nike reaches way back with this retro running shoe that bears its very first outsole design. The Waffle Racer 17 has a nylon and suede upper, foam midsole, memory foam insole and the eponymous rubber waffle outsole. Available in white or black.

Nike Air VaporMax

Nike Air VaporMax

We’ve seen the Vapormax’s designer release; now it’s time for the pleb drop. Nike celebrates the Air Max’s 30th anniversary with a casual running shoe that has a segmented, flexible and strong Air midsole-outsole combo that’s paired with a Flyknit upper. Drops 3/26/17.

Bluprint Laguna Boot

Bluprint Laguna Boot

Satisfied customers swear that Bluprint’s all around boots are as comfortable as modern running shoes. Like other Bluprint footwear, the Laguna has a memory foam cushions, EVA midsole and a shape that gently hugs your feet.

Adidas Acapulco

Adidas Acapulco

Penny loafer skate shoes? Surprisingly, Adidas’ new slip-on looks crazy good. The Acapulco has a full-grain leather upper adorned with the brand’s trefoil logo and paired with what appears to be the classic rubber outsole. Drops 3/1/17 for $80.

Zerogrand Stitchlite Wingtip Oxford

Zerogrand Stitchlite Wingtip Oxford

The newest shoe in Cole Haan’s innovative Zerogrand line not only has a segmented rubber outsole and a EVA midsole, its entire upper is also made of stretch knit material, making it one of the lightest and most comfortable Oxfords you’ll ever find.

New Balance x Mita 247 Tokyo Rat

New Balance x Mita 247 Tokyo Rat

Japanese shoe store Mita brought the heat and the rats for its take on New Balance’s hit shoe. The MRL247MT’s gray and brown colorway was inspired by the rodents plaguing Tokyo and many other urban joints. It also has reflective logos, side panels and heel tabs.

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