Ever since its debut in a black and white spotted graphic upper, the adidas AlphaBounce has been ready and willing to make a statement. We've since seen it in intricately striped uppers and color-morphing XENO, and now the AlphaBounce gets flashier than ever in an all-new Reflective pack. Dropping in eye-catching reflective editions for both men and women featuring a wild reflective print, eyelet pods, and stripes on the tongue, the AlphaBounce shines like never before.
The adidas AlphaBOUNCE is bridging the gap between performance and lifestyle footwear with a brand new "Suede Pack" headed to retailers on July 15th. The adidas AlphaBounce Suede Pack takes the time-honored tradition of 'look best to play your best' to heart and updates the usual mesh upper with a new suede textile in Olive or Khaki with gradient BOUNCE midsoles still adding that patented cushioning system that made the alphaBOUNCE such a sought after model.
Primeknit, which debuted on the adiZero Prime back in 2012, sits atop the Ultra Boost‘s most standard sole unit on The Three Stripes’ newest model; some of its yarn has been created alongside Parley for the Oceans from upcycled plastic found near remote islands, beaches, coastal communities, and shorelines.Both "Active Red" and "Core Black" launch colorways highlight the shoe’s breathability, with the latter resembling previous knit footwear from Y-3. Profile 3-Stripes deviate from their respective pairs’ titular hue and complement "2020" text on the tongue – a nod to the new silhouette’s eight-year-old muse. Underfoot, Boost cushioning sits in-between a plastic mold at the heel and "Core Black", Continental™ Rubber tread.
While no longer at the top of the sneaker food chain, the adidas Ultra Boost continues to emerge in impressive options for those seeking to be comfortable in style. Case in point: a new "Cloud White/Royal Blue/Scarlet" pair. Primeknit uppers set the stage for their eye-catching accents in "Cloud White"; plastic profile cages and heel molds follow suit. Branding on the tongue, lateral heel, and sidewalls interrupt the tonal scheme with either a shimmering gold or adidas Americana-reminiscent "Royal Blue" and "Scarlet" arrangement. Elsewhere, sockliners indulge in the patriotic color scheme, going as far as featuring star graphics. Underfoot, Boost cushioning forgoes any festive hues with its "Core Black" makeup.
Nike is keeping it clean but fancy with this new colorway of the Nike LeBron 16 Low. Expected to release later this Summer alongside other variations, this Nike LeBron 16 Low starts off with a black knitted construction all over the upper with a contrasting white hitting the laces, midsole, and the rubber outsole. The defining characteristic of this pair of Bron 16s comes on the heel which has been done in a blacked out python material along with the tongue that is also hit with “23” branding.
The Nike LeBron 16 Low “Air LBJ” is a perfect pair to rock this summer, as it’s takes on a “Hyper Jade” theme that is inspired by the ’94 Air Max Trainer 2. Mixed with other vibrant tones consisting of Total Orange and Electric Green, the low-top model boasts a teal Battleknit upper, alongside a lime green heel counter that incorporates a “Nike LBJ” logo. Other details include hits of purple, orange and black applied on the “Air LBJ 16” branded tongue which is an homage to the classic 1994 trainer, while a white midsole and pink/orange/black outsole tops off the design.
Teaming up with adidas Originals once again, UK sneaker retailer size? presents another exclusive release of an adidas classic with a knowledgeable eye for quality and history. This time size? chooses to work on the Gazelle, which is offered in its new Gore-Tex lined construction for winter. size? recalls one of the most beloved themes from adidas throughout the years, the "City Series", for a London edition of the Gazelle Gore-Tex in the traditional black and red color scheme built in premium red pigskin suede, black leather, and a gum outsole.
Even with the multitude of expressive sneaker designs these days, there are still relatively few pairs that make it to market in pink suede. That makes this newest adidas Originals Gazelle OG stand out from the pack, but interestingly, not as much on this particular model. This womens' Gazelle is at least the third such example of a ladies release on this silhouette, which, if we had the ability to tabulate such a thing, might turn out to be a record across the entire industry.
East Asian motifs have long been a part of the adidas reference book, the brand near constantly making use of Japanese characters throughout their modern branding. And in what is effectively a layered display of appropriation, the NMD R1 is arriving with some ornate Souvenir Jacket inspired designs. Prominent after World War II, the Sukajan — as the Japanese dubbed it — is as much a trend now as it was prior with many industry names crafting their own takes of the garment for some time now.
The Three Stripes, who’ve included shoes alongside apparel, is stamping dragon patches along the heel of the aforementioned silhouette. Scales and further details sprawl in red and blue, the former of which seeing use elsewhere as it radially etches atop the ankle. Black Primeknit constructs the rest of the upper while white Boost and matching molds sit as the foundation.
Creatively, Jaden Smith has been firing on multiple cylinders lately as he just released his newest single “Cabin Fever” along with a supporting music video, dropped his latest “Trippy Summer” collection through his own MSFTSrep apparel imprint, and introduced his first official sneaker collaboration with his “Wavy Baby Blue” New Balance Vision Racer. And of all of those, the latter is ostensibly going to broaden its catalog here shortly as his own sneaker is slated to release in a brand new installment.
For this colorway, Smith takes a cleaner approach with its design by wrapping its 1700-meets-X-Racer upper mesh constructions in an angelic white with smooth suedes layered on top hued in off-white. The mid-foot is probably the most enticing as it feature navy accents applied to the overlays that sandwich its “N” logos which lie just above its bright yellow piping that carries over the repeated “((VISION))” wording throughout. Other details to point out include that of its milky translucent heel counter that plasters the “NB” stamp on both sides, followed by its chunky and segmented midsole that is also presented with bright white finishes.
The “Off White” colorway of the New Balance 996 Deconstruct is pretty darn simple, but the uniqueness of the model makes up for that by tons. We all fell head over heels when we saw the deconstructed version of the NB 696, and one would assume that the same passion flows into the release of the New Balance 996 Deconstruct “Off White”. The upper features a high quality construction, with perforations along the toe, the New Balance “N” logo and the collar, which is pulled off pretty intricately.