In honor of one of basketball’s best ever, Nike has created the Kobe XI ‘Last Emperor’ collection, an assemblage of finely detailed product that celebrates his unmatchable legacy. It includes a low-key, black & white version of his Kobe XI Elite shoe plus, a uniquely branded ball, socks, & shirt.
Engineered for the rigors of all kinds of muscle-confusing crossfit, lifting, and atypical workout regimes, Nike’s Metcon 2 offers purpose-built support and comfort. It features a stable flat sole design, a zero friction heel, & forefoot flex grooves for lunging & twisting plus an upper with Flywire cables for support.
Joining Adidas & Nike, New Balance is now using 3D printing in its shoe designs. Their new 3D printed midsole is made from DuraForm Flex TPU, a material offering new levels of flexibility, strength, weight and durability. The midsole will be available on new NB running shoes by summer time.
With an all-new super low profile outsole inspired by their Hyperfeel technology, Nike’s Free Trainer 1.0 gives you that barefoot feel with the support of ergonomic Flywire cables in the upper.
Original skate-shoe maker Vans has teamed up with The North Face to create a collection of classic Vans with new, weather-worthy features plus a collab jacket. The collection includes several colorways of the Sk8-Hi MTE, featuring Dri-Lex & HydroSeal and the sherpa-fleece lined Desert Chukka MTE, and a remake of the classic TNF Nuptse Jacket with a Vans checkerboard yoke.
To celebrate Back To The Future Day, Nikelab has re-released a white leather Nike Bruin with a red swoosh. The shoe was first introduced in 1972, and appeared on the feet of Marty McFly in the original Back To The Future film.
New Balance made a lightweight chill-shoe as comfy as your favorite sweatshirt by using actual sweatshirt. The Fresh Foam Zante Sweatshirt features a new-sew upper blending street-inspired materials with NB’s proven running tech.
Once Nike bought Converse, this moment was imminent. They’ve updated the iconic Chuck Taylor for the first time in 98 years to include Nike technology. Purists may groan, but the Chuck 2 looks the same as it ever has and now features a Lunarlon outsole, making it much more comfortable & better for your feet.
The collab between adidas and Vancouver-based wings+horns puts a fashionable twist on the classic Stan Smith silhouette with the use of Horween football leather. The collection also includes some up-styled softgoods: slim fit sweatpants, a bomber jacket with a zip-off hood, and a shortsleeve crew neck with mesh paneling. The limited in-store release this week will be followed by a July 18th global release at select retailers.
With an evolved, foot-hugging upper of foam & engineered mesh, Nike’s latest anything-goes trainer, the Zoom Hypercross TR2 features Flywire technology for a locked-down fit and hexagonal Zoom Air pods in the outsole for cushy comfort.