The Fall colours are in now!! Sorry, just a little excited. Anyway, Nike is throwing us some Autumn colourways lately and its all fire. The latest from the Swoosh dips the classic Air Max 95 in a deep wine edition.
The “Port Wine/Bordeaux” colour scheme wraps around the entire upper of the shoe. Suede hits the toe panels, while mesh finds its way near the lacing system. The ribbed side panels of the shoe feature the signature gradient, but also boasts a glossy finish. A white mid-sole breaks apart things for a well rounded look.
Looking to hit the camp grounds this fall? If so, Nike has the proper footwear for your outdoor excursion – the Nike “Campfire” Pack.
Consisting of the Nike Air Max 90 and the Air Huarache Run, the story of the pack famously chronicles a camping trip between Tinker Hatfield, Dan Widen and David Kennedy, in which the trio would conceptualize the idea that would later become All Conditions Gear (ACG).
The collection highlights rich autumn shades that feature starry nights, woodgrain textures and flannel inspiration. Give the collection a closer look below and expect the release at Nike international retailers on August 29.
I’ve been a long time supporter of the LaceJam brand, swapping plenty of stock laces out of my sneakers for upgraded LaceJam rope laces and grenades. So I was excited that the LaceJam asked me to review their latest collaboration rope laces they have done with Sneakerbox.
Sneakerbox is a Bristol based sneaker event happening on Saturday, 12th of September, LaceJam teamed up with them to create their biggest collaboration to date. At the event, people will be able to purchase this unique kit of premium rope laces, which consists of the following LaceJam styles – White Phantom , 3M Reflective Obsidian and the iconic BREDs. All rope are finished off with true metal tips, with Sneakerbox laser etched onto the White Phantom and BRED’s. LaceJam is laser etched on the 3M Reflective Obsidian ropes.
When you have the packaging in hand, you can tell your getting a premium quality product, as always from LaceJam, and the quality on the ropes are top of the pack, as always. Call me bias, but LaceJam as a brand has never let me down, unlike some other brands whom I shall not mention.
If your attending the SneakerBox event, be sure to grab yourself a pack of the collaboration laces, and also check out the rest of the LaceJam range, you will not be disappointed.
The almighty, success driven Jordan brand has done it again, they are bring us what they call “Future” or rightly named, Air Jordan Future. Now I’ll be honest, the first images of this sneaker, had me like no way, I don’t like that. But now that the brand has released official images prior to it’s March 15th release, I have to say, my opinion has changed dramatically. This is a luxury looking sneaker, and a fine looking one at that. The Jumpman brand have done away with a leather upper for this sneaker, and have given it the woven material treatment. They say that this creation is “symbiotic relationship between the court and the street”. The Future silhouette is designed with an Air Jordan XI sole with a chukka style upper, complete with an asymmetrical lace-up system.
Jordan Brand’s description of the sneaker says:
With a carbon fiber plate and full-length air outsole, the Jordan Future offers lightweight comfort and cushioning. Enhancing the minimalist nature of the shoe, the deconstructed upper foregoes a heel counter and toe enforcer. The asymmetrical lacing reduces pressure across the top of the foot, while the suede interior and ankle collar enhance comfort.
The release date for the Jordan Future is Saturday 15th March, and the colour ways they have shown us are that of the Black / Glow OR Black/ Infrared version. In my opinion, I will purchase one for sure, something different and as the name says, it’s looking ahead to the Future, not trying to recreate the OG colourways and designs that so many sneaker heads would like to see protected, and remain as classics with no re-productions.
It’s not my thing to really write about negative stories, but this is one that has hit me. On Saturday 21st December 2013, Nike released it’s brand new colour way of the beloved Tinker designed Air Jordan 11. The colour way is called Gamma Blue due to it being the only other colour on the sneaker apart from the all black upper, lower and maize Jumpman writing on the tongue. Now the sneaker, here in the UK, was a massive general release, to the point JD Sports, Footlocker, and Nike released the sneaker at Midnight online. I’m guessing this was done to reduce congestion at stores with release day hype queues and the ability to streamline resellers buying multiple pairs. Whatever the reason, it was a good one.
I on the other hand went to my favourite sneaker spot to pick up the sneakers, Nike Town London. The organisation, and hospitality is beyond the best, and after a short wait of about 45 minutes from arrival, I paid for and had my own pair of the new Jordan 11 Gamma Blues. A very calm shopping experience as it should always be. Now, in the States, this is not the case. I’ve seen multiple videos of fights breaking out in-stores, also on the street to the point where police have been forced to use mace to break up the carnage. Also footlocker stores being broken into and shutters being destroyed just to get the sneakers. What I don’t understand is why? Is your life really that minimal that you start swinging punches at a person to own a pair of them? I have to say I am ashamed to apart of the Snead culture if this is what is to become on release days, but on the other hand, as an American in the UK, i can say their standard of doing things is second to none. Take note US retailers, organisation is key.
Over the recent years, we have been treated to many re-release, re-constructed and invented colour ways of our beloved sneakers from the late 80’s and 90’s. In 2013 The Air Jordan 3 & 5 saw a fair few releases and new colour ways, which were a hit with new lovers to the brand, but many on the fence OG fans would not cop to them and passed those releases by, which would answer the question of why so many of them stayed on the shelf, in full sizes for so long after release day. Well 2014 will be bringing more retro sneakers, in OG colour ways, and many dressed in new colours. Not only is the Jordan brand brining back the Jordan 6 with a bang, but the beloved Huarache based Air Tech Challenge will see a re-release in January.
For those that are not familiar with this sneaker, could be due to the fact that it was mainly rocked by Tennis players, who followed the man who inspired it, Mr Andre Aggasi. Originally released in 1992, the sneaker adopts a mid silhouette offering greater ankle support whilst maintaining the Huarache neoprene sock liner before being finished with colours and patterns that are undoubtedly 90s. This is certainly a release I will be adding to my collection upon release…will you?
So it’s looking like the holiday season will be packed with heat coming from the Jumpman brand. There are images of a Air Jordan 11 nickname “Gamma Blue” doing the rounds. Along with the Air Jordan 11 Taxi being released this winter, it would seem that the Jumpman brand will be dropping this new colour way for the masses. No release information has been posted out officially by Nike, but the early birds are taking orders, and the chinese whispers are heating up about this release. I’ll keep you updated via my Instagram – Bannerworx
Fresh for you ladies this autumn is the new Micheal Kors Nikko High Top sneaker. This is a wedges heel sneaker, 3″ for all you petits ladies out there, this is for you. I must say these are very gorgeous and the subtle design, and lack of MK emblems all over the material makes it one for you who like to have the best, but not let everyone else know the brand, unless they know. I found these directly on the Michael Kors website, so I am not sure if the UK stockists will have them yet, but don’t let that disappoint you, get yourself down to Selfridges to find out. The style number is: 43F3NKFE6S
Fitting the “Fear” aesthetic set by the Air Jordan 4 and 5 in the pack, the Air Jordan 3 “Fear” makes use of grey and black hues for ultimate head-turning effect. Inspired by Michael Jordan’s quote about fearing what he wouldn’t become while his opponents fear what he could become, these coveted 3s capitalize on horrific hues by offsetting dark tones with bright total orange accents. Will you be looking to cop the “Fear” 3s when they drop Saturday, August 24.
AIR JORDAN 3 FEAR
Night Stadium/Total Orange-Black-Neutral Grey
August 24, 2013
Time for me to get into the swing of things finally. 2013 is looking to be a very big year for trainer (sneaker) wearers worldwide, with Nike and Reebok leading the way of mass releases, and desirable colour ways which will leave many of you SneakerHeads and HypeBeasts low on money at any given time of the month, let alone around pay day.
My first feature, is the forthcoming Nike Sportwear Perf Pack, which will be releasing on Saturday 16th February via Size?, exclusively. The full pack consists of the following –
Nike Air Max Light ¦ Nike Zoom All Court 2 Low ¦ Nike Blazer ’77 Mid
All made with premium brushed suede or tumbled leather, metal eyelets, and waxed laces. To come in light blue or tan brown for the Air Max Light and Zoom All Court 2 Low, as well as classic colourways for the Blazer ’77 Mid. Unlike most packs that drip release, you will be able to purchase any of the pack on release day.
My personal choice will be the Air Max Light in Obsidian, that’s a winner for me.
Here is a look at four coming colourways of the Nike Air Max 90 Essential. Two of the kicks are set in full leather builds while two other come in a leather and mesh blend. Check for the four sneakers in January2013.