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.
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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.
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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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