New Balance Japan has released an edition of four versions of their MRT580 sneaker silhouette. Taking inspirational queues from traditional Japanese artwork, the sneakers feature premium materials like tonal suede, pigskin and 3M reflective mesh. Unlike most New Balance Japan releases, this one can be had in North America through Livestock locations and online.
An early First String release for the year for Converse comes as a rethink of their iconic Jack Purcell silhouette. Here they take the low-top Jack Purcell and add a crepe sole, taking it up over the toe but maintaining the designs signature ‘smile’. Made form heavy canvas, the sneaker comes in three colors: white, navy and black. You can pick up a pair now at Haven.
A combination of Saucony’s “Jazz Original” and “Shadow 5000″ sneaker designs, the “Shadow Original” sees three new colorways released for Spring 2014. All three boast uppers crafted from a combination of premium suede and mesh with leather accents, as well as a cushioned EVA midsole for comfort and athletic performance. You can shop the three new colorways of the “Shadow Original” as well as past editions now at Saucony’s online shop for only $65 USD.
Released last week, Nike has wasted no time in getting some hot new colorways of their new 3.0 Flyknit sneaker out on the scene. Touted as their most comfortable and flexible Flyknit shoe yet, the shoe touts a near weightless design, but is heavy on style. You can pick up a pair now at Nike.
The CVO is one of Sperry’s archive nautical silhouettes, and offers a more casual alternative to the Authentic Original deck shoe. This premium laced sneaker is constructed from premium woven canvas, and features a bright summer print all-over. Anchoring the shoe is Sperry’s patented lazer-cut outsole for superior grip when hanging out on the yacht.
Forever innovating, even with their established silhouettes, adidas Originals have released the ZX Zero sneaker for Spring/Summer 2014. A more aero edition of the sneaker, the ZX Zero uses a full-length mesh ‘sock’ as an underlayer, given shape by a synthetic skeleton of sorts. ADIPRENE® cushioning in the midsole gives it some technical comfort, and the overall look is impressive. The adidas Originals ZX Zero will hit retailers starting March 1st in the colorways pictured below.
Though it may look like your standard, iconic Chuck Taylor All-Star at first glance, Converse’s 1970’s remake of the shoe is decidedly different in the details. Constructed from a heavyweight canvas upper, the fabric for each pair starts as natural white and is dyed, just like the original process. Raised foxing around the sole and added cushioning at the interior give the shoe a more substantial look and feel. Rendered in colors original to the era, you can pick up a pair at Converse retailers for $80 USD.