Renowned for the production of some of the finest contemporary footwear silhouettes, BUSCEMI, the brainchild of New York-based designer Jon Buscemi has rapidly transcended into a wardrobe essential amongst the rich and famous. With no expense spared in regard to the production and materials used, the brand’s latest B-Court silhouette is a suitable extension to the already prominent 100mm design. Fashioned around a sportier base in comparison to that of its fashion-orientated counterparts, the BUSCEMI B-Court sneakers, although not developed for performance, retain elements reminiscent to modern basketball culture. Flaunting a considerably sportier tooling system, the ankle-height sneaker features more ergonomic hardware, a multi-panel, sport-like construction and a supportive ankle shroud. Scheduled to launch during this year’s spring/summer season, the BUSCEMI B-Court will set you back around $1,150 USD, with more information soon to be made available on the brand’s official website.
Since Diadora resurrected the silhouette, the N.9000 has been the canvas for some of the Italian sportswear imprint’s best releases, including the likes of 24 Kilates’ bull-inspired “Toro,” mita’s “Aperitivo,” Packer and Raekwon’s 20th anniversary nod to Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… and Concepts’ currency-inspired “Lire.” Now we have perhaps the boldest looks yet for the silhouette. Taking cues from Old Glory and il Tricolore, the brand new “Flag” pack is a contender for best in-house N.9000 drop alongside last fall’s “Buttery Suede” pack and this February’s Italian-made drops, adopting patriotic make-ups that include the likes of printed mesh, star-studded heels and premium suede panels.
Both installments of the “Flag” pack are available in-store and online now from New Jersey’s Packer Shoes for $140 USD per pair.
In need of another Boost from adidas? It’s pretty evident that the three stripes struck gold with its cutting edge sole technology last year, but things are just starting to heat up as the brand is now testing it out on new models, both in lifestyle and sport. This time around adidas’ Pureboost ZG LTD silhouette gets dressed up in a clean colorway perfect for the spring/summer fashion season. Dominated by a “Crystal White” upper, you’ll find hints of “Vivid Red” throughout the model in sections such as the striping on its Primeknit upper and midsole. Additionally, you’ll find adidas branding on its tongue and medial side of the foot. These will release soon in limited quantities at select adidas retailers such as Hanon for a price of approximately $150 USD.
Reebok has teamed up with Japanese retailer BEAMS for a capsule inspired by the gentleman’s sports — namely tennis and golf. The retro-inspired brand and collection’s centerpiece is a pair of brogue NPC UKs outfitted with a removable kiltie, allowing the wearer to dress the shoes up or down as the occasion deems fit. The timeless silhouette has also been outfitted with dual branding on the tongues. The shoes will retail for $140 USD, plus tax.
The collection also boasts some timeless pieces of sports and activewear, including: a Harrington jacket with contrasting lining; drop-hem tees; tennis shorts; a complementary tennis-inspired V-neck; and a bib, in case the country club’s lobster bisque gets messy. Very considerate, indeed.
The sports-inspired capsule drops at all BEAMS locations, as well as Reebok Classic’s Harajuku flagship on April 28.
West Coast boutique BAIT and adidas Skateboarding release a trailblazing rendition of the Stan Smith Vulc, with emphasis on “blazing.” Named “420″ in honor of the upcoming day of marijuana appreciation, the sneaker features an upper of natural hemp that has been heat-pressed to create a stoned pattern, while the heel utilizes a hairy chunky suede in Stan Smith green and embossed with a white Trefoil design. Meanwhile, the tongue label and heel pull tab emulate medicinal labeling with a bar code and instructions on dosage. Finishing touches include a cork footbed, chosen for its “natural” provenance, and a stash pocket on the inside of the tongue to store illicit items. Only available through an online raffle for $120 USD, try your luck now by clicking here.