With Fall/Winter rapidly on approaching on the horizon, Converse has ramped up their weather-resistant options to keep your feet comfortable no matter the conditions outside. Last week, we showed you the rubber Chuck Taylor, and now Converse debuts the first shoe to ever utilize Polartec technology. Polartec is a premium producer of many innovative fabrics, including weather-resistant membrane technologies. There will be two models available in the Chuck ’70 Polartec, a high & a low. Retail will be set at $110, and expect a release to be very soon.
Brooks Running just recently introduced their Heritage line (take a look here), and now they are approaching the release of their first collaboration with that line. Concepts is a boutique that is no stranger to incredibly dope collabs, and this Brooks Heritage Chariot that they helped design is no different. The shoe is called the “Merlot,” and is set to release on September 13th.
Artist Mateusz Wójcik has combined his two favorite things, sneakers and art, in his new illustrations. Wójcik’s creations are a unique take on some of today’s most popular kicks. The pieces include recreations of the Air Max 90, Roshe Run, and more. Take a closer look below.
This Saturday, Nike will be releasing the highly anticipated LeBron 11 “What The Lebron.” The shoe has start arriving at retailers, so be sure to check your local shops for availability. First rumors of this being incredibly limited have started to go away, and word is this will be more of a general release. Either way be at retailers like Sneaker Politics early.
When it comes to owning a lot of shoes, one of the most difficult things is decided which ones to take with you on trips because it’s so hard to transport multiple pairs. This isn’t the first time that FLüD and Mayor have collaborated on travel gear for those who love kicks, they’ve previously done a duffle that has 3 compartments in the bottoms for your shoes. This time around they release their Sneaker Tech Backpack, which has a nifty spot for a pair of shoes at the bottom. Available now online for $88.
Vans has just unveiled their new innovative, weather-resistant Mountain Edition footwear. The shoes incorporate technology from Vans snow boots, which extends the rubber traction for maximum grip in wet terrains & snow. Heading to the interior of the shoe, you have a fleece lining with a heat retention layer between the outsole & sockliner. On the outside the shoes are treated with premium scotchguard & a gusseted tongue. Prices start at $65, more info here.
Greats Brand just reintroduced their classic model the “Wilson.” The shoe itself is named after 5-time pro bowler, Adrian Wilson. The Wilson is a timeless classic, and is available in three colorways. The upper features a 100% cotton canvas, and lined with a plush velour. For $59, the Wilson is a great choice to stay in style this fall. Head here to grab a pair for yourself.
In preparation of this year’s fall & winter season, Converse has announced a new rubber collection that will keep you dry on those wet & rainy days. Rubber upper on the outside, and a cozy soft fleece lining. So not only do you stay dry, but warm in these bad boys. Available in the US on September 15th.
Two recent Nike staples have been combined into one in this amazing shoe. The Flyknit Roshe Run is available now in two different colorways that both look amazing. Two of the most cozy shoes you could combine, and only $125? Count me in. Available at KITH now.
Kickstarter has helped a number of new & interesting products come to life. This could potentially take the cake as the coolest one yet. If you’re a sneakerhead or Jordan lover that is. Jay Lawrence from Orlando is putting together an Air Jordan Encyclopedia that will feature pretty much every Jordan shoe ever. It will be the most comprehensive and informative hardcover book on the history of Jordan Brand ever. $60, and you can reserve your copy. Check it out on Kickstarter.
Artist JC Ro creates these insanely dope Jordan prints out of thousands of triangles (literally). JC Ro has featured such classics as I’s, III’s, IV’s, V’s, VI’s, IX’s, and XI’s in these prints, and they vary in size from 28″x36″ to 18″x24″. All of this featured work (and more) is available for purchase at his webstore: triangleshit.com
Two new colorways of the Gel Lyte V are on the horizon thanks to Ronnie Fieg. As usual, his color schemes turned out incredibly dope, so you can be sure these will go fast. The “Rose Gold” & “Sage” Gel Lyte V’s will be available at KITH locations & online August 30th. Retail price is set at $170.
Converse has jumped into the high-tech category with their latest shoe model. Their latest collection of the Auckland Racer is modernized with an innovative engineered canvas jacquard fabric. The modern take on a Converse staple makes for one great looking shoe.