A Closer Look at Serena Williams’ Off-White™ x Nike “QUEEN” Collection

By | 2018-08-22T12:19:44+00:00 8월 22nd, 2018|News|


A Closer Look at Serena Williams’ Off-White™ x Nike “QUEEN” Collection

For the “Queen of Queens, NY.”


Earlier this month Nike shared a first look at the monumental ”QUEEN” collection alongside Off-White™ for Serena Williams. Today we provide a closer look at the offering’s footwear.

The collection’s rollout begins with the Air Max 97; THE TEN’s deconstructed look is continued on this special iteration as its thin upper welcomes a mix of grey and light pink. Off-White’s™ signature design points return thanks to shifted logos, industrial-styled branding and a volt zip tie which gives Serena the nickname “Queen of Queens, NY” — the location for the US Open Championships. The midsole sees a purple to pink color gradient as you move towards the heel of the sneaker.

The collection’s Blazer Mid shares an enlarged Swoosh logo on its lateral and medial sides with exposed stitching throughout plus an unfinished end on the tongue. Shades of grey are presented on its paneled upper with the same color gradient making its way onto the midsole.

Next up is the NikeCourt Flare 2 PE. One of Serena’s go-to performance models receives the Off-White™ touch with two colorway options of silver glitter and an icy blue. The low-cut model incorporates an inner bootie for a snug fit while the Off-White™ seal of approval is presented on each lateral side and the line’s signature arrow logo is placed on the medials. Glitter accents are incorporated onto each heel as volt accents are added to the Swoosh tab and zip-tie. The final touch is found on the midsole’s “SERENA” and “QUEEN” branding written in black.

Browse our shots above and let us know what you think is the standout pair in the Off-White™ x Nike “QUEEN” collection for Serena Williams. Be sure to also check out the Off-White™ x Nike “Spooky Pack” details.



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A Look Back at 18 of the Best Sneaker Releases of 2018 So Far

By | 2018-08-07T14:35:59+00:00 8월 7th, 2018|News|

A Look Back at 18 of the Best Sneaker Releases of 2018 So Far

How many pairs do you own?

While we’re not sure where all the time has gone (is it really August already?), we must say that 2018 has been a pretty exciting year in terms of sneaker launches. Sportswear giants and luxury fashion houses alike delivered a plethora of splurge-worthy styles during the first seven months of the year. From taking apart familiar silhouettes and reconstructing them, to developing innovative sneaker designs inspired by archival styles, it has been a creative process of pushing boundaries and establishing novel trends.

With new sneakers dropping on a daily basis, we take a breather to look back on some of the most outstanding footwear releases of 2018 so far. Continue reading for our favorite picks from adidasNikePUMAReebok and more.


Jordan Brand “SOH” Collection

Jordan Brand has released a number of amazing women’s exclusive sneakers this year, among which is the memorable “Season of Her” collection. Featuring a lineup of 10 different colorways ranging from the peachy “Sunset Tint“ to the pastel “Hydrogen Blue,” the Air Jordan 1 collection easily won the hearts of female sneakerheads. Each pair features a satin and soft suede makeup that gives the basketball shoe a refreshing, polished look.


Chanel Pre-Spring 2018 Sneaker Collection

Chanel totally nailed it with its Pre-Spring 2018 sneaker offering. Emblazoned with the Parisian luxury brand’s iconic “CC” logo, the high- and low-cut kicks pack a punch with head-turning accents of neon orange, fluorescent pink and blue. Despite the high price point, the collection was seen all over social media and is definitely one of the most sought-after sneaker releases of the year.


COMME des GARÇONS x Nike Air Max 180

Another favorite among style enthusiasts, the COMME des GARÇONS x Nike Air Max 180 was unveiled earlier this year in three equally striking colorways: “Laser Pink,” “Pink Rise” and “Solar Red.” Perfectly meshing the retro, dad shoe trend with the pink craze that dominated most of 2017, the release of course achieved mainstream popularity.


Tyler, the Creator x Converse GOLF Le FLEUR* One Star

While this isn’t Tyler, the Creator‘s first collaboration with Converse, it is probably the best one yet. The two-tone GOLF le FLEUR* One Stars that were launched back in June are highlighted by their summer-appropriate color schemes, namely “Purple,” “Molten,” “Plum” and “Candy.” The whimsical design also sees an all-over floral print on the outsole.


Nike Air Max 270

Forever pushing forward with new innovations, Nike debuted the sleek and ultra-comfy Air Max 270 silhouette in the beginning of the year. Mixing key elements of both the Air Max 180 and the Air Max 93, the running shoe is constructed with a breathable mesh upper and an Air Max unit with 270-degrees of visible air. If you haven’t already tried on a pair, read about why the sneaker became an instant hit of 2018.


Balenciaga Triple-S

The Balenciaga Triple-S continued to rule the fashion world during the first half of 2018. Back in February, the Demna Gvasalia-helmed label updated the beloved design in six different colorways, including a fluorescent yellow iteration approved by none other than the baddest style icon, Rihanna. With the brand’s Fall/Winter 2018 sneakers slated to release soon, it’ll be interesting to see if the Triple-S trainers will remain as one of the most coveted kicks by the end of the year.


Rihanna Fenty PUMA Cleated Creeper Surf

For her final Fenty PUMA collection, Rihanna blessed her fans with one last pair of her signature creepers. Drawing inspiration from surf apparel, this particular rendition of the Cleated Creeper is made with a sporty, bungee cord fastening and a translucent sole unit. While the shoe may not be as wildly popular as the Velvet Creeper that debuted back in 2016, it’s definitely a collectible item for superfans of the Bad Gal.


Nike “The 1 Reimagined” Spring 2018 Collection

Nike started the year strong with an all-female designed collection dubbed “The 1 Reimagined” that deconstructs and redesigns two of the company’s most-loved models, the Air Force 1 and the Air Jordan 1. Covered in off-white, the initial 10 styles paved the way for unique colorway releases in the rest of 2018. In particular, the Spring collection featuring eye-catching hues of “Violet Mist,” “Light Blue,” “Luminous Green,” “Cinder Orange” and “Geode Teal” is a favorite of many.


Virgil Abloh x Converse Chuck 70 “GHOSTING”

The Converse Chuck 70 “GHOSTING,” also known as the final silhouette of Virgil Abloh‘s “The Ten” collection, was made available earlier this year. The transparent upper and sole unit perfectly encapsulate the see-through trend that has become all the rage this year. Other unmissable details like the red zip-tie tag and Off-White™ branding on the side panel and the toe box are also what make this pair a must-cop for fans of Abloh.


adidas Originals Falcon

Riding the wave of the retro sneaker trend, adidas took inspiration from its ’90s archive to develop its Falcon silhouette, which dropped in a women’s exclusive colorway for its debut. The low-top runner features a classic mesh construction combined with suede and reflective overlay panels, and is completed with a chunky, molded heel unit.


Nike M2K Tekno

First unveiled at John Elliott’s Fall/Winter 2018 runway show in a red, white and blue color combo, the Nike M2K Tekno bears resemblance to the ultimate dad shoe, the Nike Air Monarch, while featuring contemporary design elements. Its leather-constructed upper is emblazoned with Swooshes in varying sizes, while the midsole is cut through with dramatic accents that give it a statement-making look.


PUMA Thunder Desert

PUMA also joined the dad sneaker party with the debut of its Thunder Desert model. Arriving in “Natural Vachetta” and “Smoke Green,” the pastel-hued kicks is built with mixed uppers of premium suede, texture leather and mesh. All these, of course, sit atop a stacked midsole that pretty much sums up the sneaker trend of the moment.


adidas YEEZY 500

First spotted on friends and family like Kim Kardashian and celebrity hair stylist Jen Atkin, the YEEZY 500 is undoubtedly one of this year’s most anticipated sneaker drops. The futuristic shoe which is crafted with sculptural, soft suede and mesh panels is rounded off by a lumpy-looking sole that’s simply hard to miss. The runner has been released in mostly neutral colorways including “Blush,” “Super Moon Yellow” and “Utility Black,” but if Kanye‘s Twitter posts mean anything, we may expect to see pastel pink and lilac iterations of the shoe in the future.


adidas Originals Yung 1

While the adidas Yung 1 debuted back in January, it wasn’t until this summer when it released in the tri-color “Collegiate Navy/Red/White” version that the Three Stripes silhouette began to gain traction. The retro-inspired trainer is crafted with a classic mesh upper featuring nubuck overlays as well as other embroidered elements. The EVA midsole offers both style and comfort, making the shoe a favorite among street style stars.


Nike Air Force 1-100

Just when you think you’ve seen them all, Nike gives the Air Force 1 a whole new look by adding one subtle yet absolutely clever design feature. Coming with a set of interchangeable Swooshes, ranging from white leather to a holographic style, the classic sneaker is suddenly injected with new life. This is just one of the customizable Swoosh packs that the sports giant released this year, and we’re definitely hoping to see similar drops over the next few months.


Palace x Reebok Workout

This Palace Skateboards x Reebok Workout collaboration is one that many slept on and regretted. Among the three colorways released, our favorite is this cream leather design that’s accented by bright hues of blue, bubblegum pink and yellow. Palace’s spelled-out logo can be seen all over the laces, yet the overall clean look of the runner still makes it extremely wearable.


Sean Wotherspoon x Nike Air Max 1/97

The Sean Wotherspoon x Nike Air Max 1/97 was technically launched in late 2017, but it wasn’t until Air Max Day this year that the hybrid sneaker saw a general release. The contest-winning design features an Air Max 97 upper covered in multi-colored corduroy, while borrowing the sole unit of the timeless Air Max 1 silhouette. If you managed to get your hands on a pair of the limited-edition shoe, consider yourself lucky.


JW Anderson x Converse “Toy” Collection

In July, JW Anderson delivered what’s probably his best collection for Converse yet. Dubbed the “Toy” collection, the playful range reimagines the classic Chuck Taylor All Star 70 in a number of childhood-inspired iterations. Our favorite from the bunch are the high-tops that come in “Kumquat/Cherry Red/Blue Radiance.” Constructed with glossy uppers that are paired with fuzzy laces and translucent soles, the design is made for the kids at heart.


Nike EXP-X14

Rounding off the list is Nike’s latest performance runner, the EXP-X14. Featuring the same cushioned midsole as that of the Epic React Flyknit, this new silhouette is built to offer all-day comfort. The semi-transparent upper gives the shoe a futuristic and on-trend look that style lovers find it hard to resist.



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A Virgil Abloh x Nike Blazer With Rainbow Soles Surfaces

By | 2018-08-03T14:09:14+00:00 8월 3rd, 2018|News|


A Virgil Abloh x Nike Blazer With Rainbow Soles Surfaces

Straying away from tonal takes?



With sneakerheads on the move for the Virgil Abloh‘s second and third Presto releases, images of a previously unseen rainbow sole version of Nike’s Blazer collaboration with the Louis Vuitton Artistic Director recently surfaced.

Already learning of black, yellow, and grey iterations to come, we now have a first look at the extra bold take on the Abloh’s rework of the vintage court model. Straying away from the tonal colorways that have popped up, the latest Virgil Abloh x Nike Blazer features multi-material upper dominated by a translucent Flymesh panel accented by the signature industrial medial text, large black Swooshes and orange tacked patch. While things really get interesting on the sole portion, as a vibrant gradient displaying bright neon pink phasing into tones of warm purple to round up the design of the shoe.

With no word from Nike or Virgil Abloh just yet, stay tuned for more information regarding the rainbow sole Blazers above.

In case you missed it, the COMME des GARÇONS Homme Plus x Nike ACG Mowabb now has an official release date.



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Virgil Abloh x Air Jordan 1 “Parra” Custom Sneakers Surface Online

By | 2018-07-27T17:07:09+00:00 7월 27th, 2018|News|


Virgil Abloh x Air Jordan 1 “Parra” Custom Sneakers Surface Online

Courtesy of artist-designer, Mache.


The Nike Air Max 1 and Zoom Spiridon “Parra” models could easily make this year’s list of best footwear drops. The Dutch artist’s multi-patterned designs on each shoe are now embellished on the Virgil Abloh x Air Jordan 1 courtesy of New York City-born artist and sneaker customizer, Dan “Mache” Gamache. Using the “Powder Blue” model as the canvas, Mache meticulously employs Parra’s stripes and polka dot motifs on the overlays of the shoe. Rounding out the makeup are cloud details on the quarter panels.

Peep the custom above and head over to Mache’s official website to view more projects. In related stories, the official store list for the Off-White™ x Nike Air Presto in black has been announced.



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Official Look at The “All-Black” & “All-White” Virgil Abloh x Nike Air Prestos

By | 2018-07-16T14:42:01+00:00 7월 16th, 2018|News|

Official Look at The “All-Black” & “All-White” Virgil Abloh x Nike Air Prestos

Monochromatic splendor.

Following months of build-up, the release of the highly anticipated “All-Black” and “All-White” Virgil Abloh x Nike Air Prestos is finally just around the corner.

Coming in monochromatic, the two upcoming colorways follow the inside-out design sensibility that the current Louis Vuitton Artistic Director established with his first “The Ten” Nike collaboration. Mostly maintaining solid color looks, the “All-Black” and “All-White” colorways feature tonal midfoot cages and matching Air Presto midsoles. While contrasts come in the form of the “AIR” text hit at the heel, red stitching on the tongue, orange Swoosh tab and the signature red zip tie adornment.

Priced at $160 USD, look for the “All-White” Virgil Abloh x Nike Air Presto to release July 27 with the “All-Black” look coming August 3.

For more Nike, upcoming colorways of the Nike React Element 87 recently surfaced.

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Virgil Abloh’s New Louis Vuitton Sneaker Gets a First Look

By | 2018-06-21T10:49:44+00:00 6월 21st, 2018|News|


Virgil Abloh’s New Louis Vuitton Sneaker Gets a First Look

A$AP Rocky & LV’s Head of Men’s Footwear Design tease the basketball-style shoe.



Thanks to Mathias Patillon, Louis Vuitton‘s Head of Design Men’s Footwear, we have a first look at Virgil Abloh’s debut sneaker design for the luxury house. First teased earlier this month in sketches, Patillon posted a tantalizingly obscure photo to Instagram showing the sneakers from beneath the sole. On that sole is grey, white and red paneling, with all-caps “VUITTON” branding in black. The upper is mostly obscured, but a closer look reveals a gold signature silver, black and white panels and dark laces. A silver strap, emblazoned with tiny white text, tightens the high-top silhouette’s shaft, which sports an upwards-angled “408.” The model is definitely reminiscent of retro basketball kicks.

Stay tuned for the silhouette to premiere at Abloh’s debut Louis Vuitton presentation tomorrow during Paris Fashion Week.

Most recently, we went backstage at Abloh’s Spring/Summer 2019 Off-White™ presentation.



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The “All-Black” & “All-White” Virgil Abloh x Nike Air Prestos Have Official Release Dates

By | 2018-06-20T12:14:53+00:00 6월 20th, 2018|News|


The “All-Black” & “All-White” Virgil Abloh x Nike Air Prestos Have Official Release Dates

The return of “THE TEN.”



Following rumor after rumor, speculation after speculation, confirmed launch dates have finally emerged for the upcoming Virgil Abloh x Nike Air Presto pack. “The Ten” series continues its expansion as these collaborative Air Prestos — one in all-black and another in all-white — follow the recent launch of a UNC-inspired Air Jordan 1. Each silhouette features the same design cues as the original special-edition Air Presto, including a red zip-tie, industrial branding and shifted logos.

The Virgil Abloh x Nike Air Presto will kick things off in black on July 27, with the white colorway to follow on August 3. Take a look at some of the official shots above and let us know how the forthcoming editions compare to the original.



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Air Jordan 1 “Off-Louis” V2 Custom by Ceeze Drops this Weekend

By | 2018-06-14T10:56:30+00:00 6월 14th, 2018|News|


Air Jordan 1 “Off-Louis” V2 Custom by Ceeze Drops this Weekend

Releasing in limited numbers.



Ceeze has returned to drop yet another luxurious custom. This time around, April’s Virgil Abloh x Air Jordan 1 inspired by his Louis Vuitton appointment is matched with LV’s slate damier pattern. Denim and a waxed canvas also join in on the fun to create the Air Jordan 1 Off Louis” V2. The project pays homage to one of the most notable footwear collaborations to date by keeping its signature features from the shifted Swoosh logo to the “LOUIS” stamp on the midsole and industrial-styled branding on each medial side.

For this drop, Ceeze linked up with @ubiqlab for its creation and gained inspiration from some work via @richierange. The Air Jordan 1 “Off Louis” V2 will launch in limited numbers on June 16. Stay tuned for additional information and let us know how it compares to the first version.



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Off-White™’s CST-100 Bandage Sneaker Gets a Release Date

By | 2018-06-11T15:59:11+00:00 6월 11th, 2018|News|


Off-White™’s CST-100 Bandage Sneaker Gets a Release Date

The strappy high-top is hitting stores soon.



First teased back in February, the CST-100 Fall/Winter 2018 sneaker is set to drop sooner than expected. Offering a sturdy rubber midsole and tread-like outsole, the black sneaker boasts a high-top shaft with two wide Velcro-fastened straps. Off-White branding and colorful symbols appear on the upper, while blue laces add an extra pop of color. The brand’s signature red hang tag is looped around the laces, and a script logo is beveled onto the medial side heel.

Look for the silhouette to hit Off-White™’s web store and flagship locations on June 20.

Most recently, the brand dropped a wild reinvention of its 3.0 sneaker.



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A Closer Look at the Virgil Abloh x Nike Zoom Fly Mercurial Flyknit

By | 2018-06-04T12:25:31+00:00 6월 4th, 2018|News|


A Closer Look at the Virgil Abloh x Nike Zoom Fly Mercurial Flyknit

From the Nike x Off-White™ “Football, Mon Amour” collection.



After receiving a plethora of teasers, we now have a closer look a the Virgil Abloh x Nike Zoom Fly Mercurial Flyknit.

Part of Virgil’s upcoming Nike x Off-White “Football, Mon Amour” collection, the hybrid sneaker mixes key elements from Nike’s Zoom Fly SP running model and its Mercurial soccer line. The collaborative range is an expression of Virgil’s high school soccer memories and his interests in mixing lifestyle and sport branding. Predicated by visceral design, the collection sports both bold and nuanced visual cues in its channeling of the sport of football.

Available in black and bright orange, the Zoom Fly Mercurial Flyknit sneaker found in the range features dot embellishment at optimal regions to strike the ball. Serving both an aesthetic and functional purpose, the collaborative footwear model was designed for wearers to subconsciously train all the time. With the lightweight ZoomX foam midsole and segmented rubber outsole providing wearers with cutting-edge cushioning and support. While quotation and industrial inspired Off-White™ branding found on the laces, midsole and medial side round up the design of the shoe.

Take a closer look at the Virgil Abloh x Nike Zoom Fly Mercurial Flyknit above and look for the Nike x Off-White™ “Football, Mon Amour” collection to release June 14. In case you missed it, make sure to check out our first look at the Nike x Off-White™ “Football, Mon Amour” collection.



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