In honor of the adidas Mutombo 20th anniversary, adidas Originals will be releasing a black and white colorway of the signature shoe on December 14, 2013.
The Mutombo signature basketball shoe was originally released by adidas during the 1992-93 NBA Season. Traditional African patterns are used throughout the shoe and the iconic shield logo incorporates his jersey number, used throughout his 18 year NBA career. This third addition to the re-launch of the retro Mutombo silhouette, like the first in the series, is an original colorway. You’ll be able to pick yours up at adidas’ ‘House of Mutombo’ for $105 USD starting December 14th.
One of the more interesting offerings out of the Nike SB offshoot is this new ‘Lunar One Shot’. Created with input from riders like Sean Malto and Shane O’Neill, beneath this clean, simple silhouette is the “most data-informed, wear-tested, technology-packed competitive skate shoe on the market.” Featuring Lunarlon cushioning combined with Nike’s Hyperscreen tech (for unsurpassed traction), the Lunar One Shot is a great looking skate shoe. With a two-piece upper, padded heel, mesh heel pocket and herringbone outsole, this sneaker is as home on a skate deck as it is on the deck behind your house. Expect them to hit Nike SB stockists starting December 26th, 2013.
Honoring his home state of Maryland and his NBA-star caliber appetite, Kevin Durant and Nike present a “Maryland Blue Crab” edition of Durant’s signature Nike KD VI sneaker. Inspired by that noble sea creature, the shoe features a shell-like treatment on the upper, which was Pantone matched to the blue crabs signature shell and pincher colors. Pincher logo’s finish off this special edition. The “Maryland Blue Crab” KD VI is due to hit select Nike retailers beginning November 29. In the mean time check out this video taking a closer look at the shoe.
Though LeBron James’ highly publicized move to play ball in Miami was global news, the NBA star still calls the state of Ohio his home. Paying homage to his roots, the Nike LeBron 11 “Akron vs. Miami” works to align two diverging worlds: the blue-collar ruggedness of Akron with the perma-tanned polish of Miami. Rendered in metallic “Brave Blue,” the release is complimented by a seafoam outsole, green Hyperposite paneling and Atomic Pink accents to really set it off. The Nike LeBron 11 “Akron vs. Miami” is set to release December 7 via Nike Basketball retailers for $200 USD.
Following up on their ‘Deconstructed Woven’ pack, adidas Originals has reworked their ZX500 in this sleek “Deconstructed Nubuck” pack. Obviously heavy on the use of nubuck, the shoe is distinctly minimal with simple black and grey colorways being offered. The tonal look is broken up a bit with the use of perforated stripes, beige leather heel tab, striped lining, tonal heel counters, and white midsoles. The pack is available now from select adidas Originals retailers.
Nike’s hugely revered Flyknit technology was destined to make its way off the track and into a more fashion-oriented role, and this Chukka-inspired edition is perfect for the streets of your city. This Chukka iteration is constructed wholly using their proprietary Flyknit for the upper with a satisfying marl and features a full Lunarlon sole unit for weight savings and comfort. An incredible translation from performance to lifestyle design, the Flyknit Chukkas are proof that it would have been a crime for Nike to hide this technology away on the track.
During the Heat’s opening away game against the 76′er’s, LeBron James premiered his latest television ad for his 11th signature sneaker with Nike. The away edition highlights Nike’s Hyperposite technology and supportive Dynamic Flywire cables in a speckled team colorway that’s pretty slick. Nike’s LeBron 11 “Away” will begin retailing tomorrow, November 1.
A classic example of Visvim designer Hiroki Nakamura’s approach, the Visvim Porcella Hi Alu takes on a classic silhouette, appropriating a selection of traditional and contemporary materials to create a brand new design. Constructed with full leather uppers, suede detailing and brass lacing eyelets, this distinctive design sits on top of a textured vulcanised midsole and gum rubber outsole.
HUF has released a Holiday 2013 footwear collection, with shoes inspired by Dan Plunkett, Josh Matthews, and Peter Ramondetta and their respective sponsors: Thunder Trucks, Think Skateboards, and Spitfire Wheels. The lineup also includes two new colorways for the HR-1 as well as new editions of the Pepper Pro, Sutter, Genuine, Arena and Choice silhouettes. The collection is currently available at select HUF retailers as well as at the brand’s webstore.
Partnering up with Boston based retailer Bodega, Saucony’s latest elite pack take on a distinctive quiet-LOUD-quiet dynamic across its iconic Shadow 6000 silhouette. The Saucony Elite x Bodega Shadow 6000 ‘Tribal’ features plush suede uppers with perforated panels at the front and back, sandwiching a bold African inspired tribal mid section. Sitting on top of a classic built up midsole housing EVA and PU Ionic Cushioning, they are finished with a woven tongue label.