Saturday, November 21, 2015
KICKS: The Yeezy Boost 750 "Black" Is Supposedly Dropping Soon/ Y-3 2016 Spring/Summer Footwear Collection/ Nike LeBron 13 "The Akronite Philosophy"/ Reebok OG Kamikaze II
Another month, another Yeezy drop. While the Yeezy Boost 350 “Moonrock” just dropped this past weekend, we’re already setting our sights on the next hyped release. According to GQ, the black iteration of the 750s will be out December 5. This colorway will only be the second release from the 750 style, with the first gray colorway selling out almost immediately back in February. Will you be trying to cop a pair?
Following multiple first looks at individual silhouettes from Y-3′s upcoming footwear collection, we have our first extensive overview of the entire Spring/Summer 2016 sneaker range from the mind of Yohji Yamamoto. The designer continues to balance avant-garde, fashion-oriented sneaker design with marketability that leads the adidas Originals main line, as evidenced by the heavy borrowing of Y-3 design language in the recent Tubular releases. Here, we have the new Kyujo silhouette first debuted at Paris Men’s Fashion Week in high- and low-top versions, followed by a familiar sight in the Qasa High in black and white colorways. Meanwhile, the Instapump-inspired Kohna Futuristic makes an appearance alongside the Boost QR Knit, with the Y-3 Primeknit Pure Boost rounding up the selection. Pre-order online now at Antonioli for delivery in March of next year.
LeBron’s career shows no signs of slowing down and Nike‘s latest iteration of the ball player’s signature shoe honors his success with ”The Akronite Philosophy.” Taking upon the name of James’s hometown of Akron, Ohio, the model dazzles in a multicolored, purple-hued colorway that represents the unpredictable journey that led LeBron to where he is today. Subtle black accents on the midsole, laces and large Swoosh on the forefoot complete the model’s look.
The Nike LeBron 13 “The Akronite Philosophy” drops in adults and kids sizes November 21 at Nike.
Fans of ’90s basketball shoe styles will have something else to look forward to this Black Friday. Reebok has announced that its OG Kamikaze II will see a November 27 release, coinciding with the unofficial shopping holiday. Originally worn by Shawn Kemp of the Seattle Supersonics, the style features an eye-catching supper of wavy black and white lines. Matched with subtle pops of forest green, the shoe is set atop Reebok’s Hexalite technology. Retailing for $115 USD, keep your eyes peeled at Reebok retailers such as Finish Line and reebok.com.