Initially founded in 1906 in Boston, Massachusetts, New Balance Athletics Inc or New Balance as it is more commonly known has gained a hugely respected following amongst athletes and streetwear aficionados alike. Their unique and respected take on athletic footwear has gained them a massive following around the globe with iconic styles and silhouettes. The MS574 and ML574 both feature a breathable mesh upper and rubber outsoles, whilst the ML or 'Sport' version of the 574 features the ABZORB® crash pad for cushioning and slick heel pull for easy access.
Teaming up with adidas yet again, N.E.R.D frontman and sometime Daft Punk collaborator Pharrell Williams offers up a hiking-inspired capsule collection of ready to wear mountain gear. Having previously collaborated on the Tennis HU, Stan Smith and Superstars, Pharrell once again steps up with a unique range that includes a hiking jacket, utility vest, t-shirt, hoody, cargo pants, and leggings as well as the much-anticipated trail version of the ever-popular 'HU' silhouette. The Trail NMD gets a Primeknit covering with rubber caging and Boost® sole, a grippy trail-inspired outsole and signature lacing system, and to top it all off, each NMD gets its own branded text in the form of 'BODY', 'EARTH' 'CLOUDS' and 'BODY'.
Limited units available.
Releases 11 November 2017
Photographs by adidas and Dune Tilly
Concept: Gabrielle Kannemeyer
Styling: Reagan Paulson
Models: Clint Sylvester & Luke Doman
Assistant: Justin February
Inspired by unpredictable climates, the Atric fuses all weather resistance and modern technology to form a sneaker that takes its cues from the German's Elite Tactical Police Unit. A full Primeknit upper is supported by waterproof-coated overlays, an insulated sockliner, reinforced water-resistant lining as well as a full-length lacing system. All this sits on a rugged and functional hiking-inspired outsole, perfect for all weather conditions. To support the campaign locally, Bubblegum Club's creative director Jamal Nxedlana conceptualized a lookbook delving into the idea of an Urban Warrior and their navigation of the city's spaces.
Photo credits: Jamal Nxedlana and adidas.
adidas keeps up the NMD momentum with the release of 3 new colourways of the R2, the follow-up to the much-loved NMD R1. Arguably the pick of the bunch, the Primeknit version of the runner comes covered in a speckled grey and white all-over knit, a branded heel pull and Boost sole, forming a solid foundation for what could become a future classic. Along with this comes another R2 covered in a new and exciting colourway known as 'Future Harvest', which could be loosely described as an orange colour, perfect for the Autumn months. Last but not least we get the ladies version of the R2 with a crisp white and grey all over knit.
Canadian-based wings+horns have teamed up with adidas Originals on a Consortium collection of expertly crafted menswear and sneakers. wings+horns describes their style as Utility-driven, rugged garments with an eye for innovative fabrics and Japanese detailing. Notable pieces include two NMD_R2's wrapped in soft, monochromatic toned leather with hand-stitched seams, Japanese 'Mon' debossing on the tongue - which is said to symbolize 'belonging' - as well as sitting on adidas's premier Boost sole technology, reserved for only its most premium of products. Other notable items include a mixed fabric linen/cotton blend 'Patch Tee' with side slits on the hem as well as ribbed cuffs and hem. Limited units available.
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adidas Originals are ramping up the momentum once again offering yet another new silhouette, known as the 'Iniki Runner', roughly translated from Hawaiian it is said to mean 'hurricane' or 'piercing gales', most likely describing the running shoe ethos of the sneaker. Retro aesthetics mixed with modern tech are the blueprint of this 70's-inspired classic runner combining clean, sleek design mixed in with adidas's sort after Boost sole technology, an Ortholite® sockliner, copper-tipped laces and a classic gum sole.
Limited units available.
adidas Originals are set to re-release the sought after "Monochrome Pack" this Friday. Two big, bold colourways are the name of the game with both a 'Solar Red' and 'Mono Black' iteration releasing in store. The NMD has been somewhat of a revelation for adidas spurring a massive resurgence for the brand and the NMD has been at the forefront of it all. Those that missed it the first time around once again get the chance to grab the iconic sneaker in its purest of colourways. A breathable mesh upper, neoprene cup, and collar, as well as the ever popular Boost sole, combine to produce a must-have monochromatic staple for any sneakerhead's wardrobe. Limited units available.
Release: 24 February 2017
The Old Skool, Vans first sneaker to bare the iconic side stripe has arrived in a clean black and white combination. The revered silhouette brings that classic 'Southern California' feel, perfect for the Summer months. A durable suede and canvas upper, padded tongue and classic waffle sole all come together to form an intergral part of any sneaker lovers collection.
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adidas have dropped two new renditions of the Primeknit NMD_XR1. The next evolution in the NMD line comes in the form of Olive and Light Granite colourways and as always sit upon adidas's premier Boost sole technology. The flexible, breathable Primeknit upper and sock-like construction combine to form one of the lightest and most comfortable sneakers on the market today. Limited units available.
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