Continuing with their storied series of collaborative efforts are Stussy Deluxe and Converse, presenting two iterations of the CX-Pro OX sneaker silhouette for Spring 2013. The design remains relatively faithful to the original CX-Pro OX model, with the exceptions being the colorways – navy canvas and olive camouflage – as well as the limited edition Stussy Deluxe branding on the tongue, insole and outer heel. Expect these to hit Stussy Chapter stores worldwide starting May 3rd, 2013.
Since giving us a brief glimpse awhile back, we finally get a more comprehensive look at the collaboration between Supreme and Nike SB on this version of the “Tennis Classic” silhouette. Since it’s debut as the “Wimbledon” model in the mid 70′s, the renamed “Tennis Classic” has graced courts around the world, and now thanks to Supreme has a fresh redesign ready for the streets of your city. Coming in four seasonally-appropriate colorways, this premium leather edition features a molded snakeskin pattern on select panels and custom branding to commemorate two titans of the fashion world working together. The Supreme x Nike SB Tennis Classics are expected to be priced at $110 USD and hit online shops April 25th, 2013.
Sneaker designer Alejandro Ingelmo has teamed up with street artist Kenny Scharf to release some limited edition pairs of ‘Josh’ collaborative sneakers. The shoes release commemorates Scharf’s latest exhibition, ‘Kolors’ at the Paul Kasmin Gallery in NYC. These canvas sneakers feature a signature Scharf face-logo printed on the outer ankles of the sneakers, as well as a zip-up design on the opposite side. You can pre-order them Paul Kasmin Gallery now.
Continuing in their collaborative efforts, Puma and Miharayasuhiro team up on this ambitious “Pop-Art” sneaker for Spring/Summer 2013. Featuring a multi-colored Liechtenstein-inspired camouflage printed leather upper, the sneaker’s most innovative design feature would have to be the runaway outsole which bends upwards on the outer mid-foot. Leather lined with a cushioned insole and minimal Puma branding on the heel, you can pick a pair of these up at Brown’s London Online Shop.
Rejoice fellow drinkers, for on Friday, March 15, Converse will release the limited-edition Converse “St. Patrick’s Day” CTS sneaker, paying homage to the oldest Irish tavern in the famously known Irish town of Charleston, Massachusetts. Not your typical brash St. Patty’s Day offering, the combination of milk and kombu green mean the CTS is a more subtle nod to one of our rowdiest occasions. The Converse St. Patrick’s Day CTS is a Limited Edition shoe and will be sold at Concepts in Boston, Massachusetts, Slam City Skates in London, England and Flatspot in Ontario. Expect the Converse All Star St Patrick’s Day CTS to retail for around $80. Bottom’s up!
For all the cash sneakerheads splash on their limited edition kicks, it seems like very little is spent on keeping them in their best shape; but Jason Markk has an answer with a line of tailor-made premium sneaker cleaning products for the discerning shoe junkie. Jason Markk offers up handcrafted wood block brushes, natural cleaning solutions and microfibre towels designed to meet the standards required from your premium footwear. The Standard Sneaker Cleaning Brush features long-lasting synthetic bristles is designed for heavy duty scrubbing of synthetics, while the Premium Shoe Cleaning Brush with its walnut wood and natural hog hair bristles is tailored for delicate sections. A premium shoe cleaner features biodegradable ingredients and a microfiber towel absorbs up to seven times its weight in water. You can pick up and or all of these items now at the Hypebeast Online Shop.
Vans California has you set for Spring with the release of their colorful ‘Brushed Twill’ collection of sneakers. Featuring the Era and Prison Issue silhouettes, each sneaker is lined with a sturdy brushed twill and lined with a micro-herringbone pattern. The Era presents a two-tone colorblock in: Biking Red/Stellar, Blue/Aluminum, Ermine/Ginger and Pearl/Green. Leather laces cross white eyelets to finish off each of the four offerings. The Velcro-strapped Prison Issue is available in Cayenne and Tea colorways for Spring 2013. The Brushed Twill editions of the Era and Prison Issue are available now at select Vans California Collection retailers.
Nike’s collaborative collection with Undercover for the Japanese “Gyakusou” Running Club has – over the past few seasons – become a much lauded product. Combining Nike’s depth of technical fabrics and materials with Undercover’s clean designs and construction makes for a fantastic offering yet again. Focusing on trail running for the Spring/Summer 2013 season, the collection features shorts, hooded jackets, base layers and of course both men’s and women’s running shoe options.
adidas Originals and New York retailer-turned-label Opening Ceremony have released the first look at their second collaborative collection for Spring 2013, starting with the ‘EQT Trail’ High-top sneaker. Injecting this classic adidas Originals silhouette with bright animal print paneling providing strong contrast to the deep blue suede of the upper. With this seasons collaboration taking inspiration from running and tennis, this sneaker inject sport elements into a design that’s clearly street-oriented. Finished off with a removable navy suede liner (see below) and custom Opening Ceremony x adidas Originals heel tags, you can pick this sneaker up now online at Sneakers N’ Stuff for $209 USD.
Ludwig Van, an outfit known for sourcing insanely rare deadstock vintage pieces, has teamed up with Gourmet on this “Utility Project” line of sneakers. Utilizing original fabrics sourced by Ludwig Van, two Gourmet sneaker silhouettes – the Cinque and Quattro Skate – received a new life and aesthetic. Consisting of two halves, the first half, dubbed “DDR” utilizes original German “Raindrop Camouflage” from the 1960′s. The second, titled “Kilgore,” makes use of original US Army twill from the early 1970s and dead-stock “Walls Outdoor Duck” canvas. Vegetable-tanned leather accents, terry cloth liners and custom shoe bags and boxes complete the offering.