In the world of custom footwear, there is perhaps nothing more enticing than seeing a designer translate BAPE’s signature motif on a popular pair of sneakers. Recently, NYC-based creative Jon Ruiz has swathed the upper of the adidas Originals NMD XR1 in the streetwear giant’s beloved “1ST CAMO SHARK” pattern. Additionally, Ruiz removed the cage of the low-top runner and looped tonal black laces through the heel tab for a more personalized look. All in all, a not too shabby job for a mechanical engineering student by day and a sneaker tinkerer by night.
Check out the custom above and then head over to Ruiz’s Instagram account to view more.
After unveiling its latest Air Max rework, Nike recently unveiled a “Bred” colorway of the Air Max More model. The latest colorway of the newly updated Air Max silhouette features a black and red gradient on its neoprene mesh upper, which is complemented by the Dynamic Flywire support and synthetic mudguard layer. Additionally, the full-length Air Max unit is painted over to give the colorway a unique sleek look. Retailing at $230 USD, the Nike Air Max More “Bred” is available now at retailers like Titolo.
For more Nike news, check out this recent special edition of the Air Force 1 Ultraforce for Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Air Max 2017 is getting a little bit of a makeover. Newly available from the Swoosh is a reworked take on this year’s flagship Air Max silhouette dubbed the Air Max More. Essentially a streamlined take on the design, Air Max More comes built atop the 2017′s tooling, but ditches the Engineered Mesh of the original in favor of an internal bootie and an upper inspired by the Air Maxes of the ’90s.
Expect the Air Max More to land soon at your local Nike Sportswear spot.
With spring in full swing, ASICS has dropped the perfect pair of GEL-Lyte IIIs for the season at hand. A nice alternative to the Yeezy 2-like black colorway that recently surfaced, these come with a “Bleached Apricot” upper of mesh and suede and feature the silhouette’s usual neoprene collar and split tongue. Here, grey accents appear throughout and hit the formstripe underlays, text branding, molded external heel counter, speckled midsole and rubber outsole.
The GEL-Lyte III “Bleached Apricot” is available now from ASICS stockists like KITH for $110 USD.
ASICS has just dropped a new colorway of its popular GEL-Lyte III silhouette that sneakerheads will probably instantly recognize. The new black upper, red sockliner and glow-in-the-dark outsole pair looks to be inspired if not a direct match of the popular and now unavailable Nike Air Yeezy “Blink” 1s and 2s. This iteration of the running sneaker however sports a slightly distressed look on its leather as opposed to the premium materials used on the Yeezys and is branded with gold lettering on the rear quarter panel.
Fans of ASICS and Kanye can add this sneaker to their collection for ~$155 USD from retailers like SVD instead of spending thousands on the Nike version.
KITH’s own Ronnie Fieg is back with another collaboration continuing his everlasting relationship alongside ASICS. Fieg’s initial “Volcano” launch from 2013 will soon be followed up with a sequel thanks to the “Volcano 2.0″ collection. This time around the offering consists of the GEL-Diablo and GEL-Lyte III models, both hosting striking colorways.
Kicking things off, the GEL-Lyte III takes the premium route thanks to its Japanese craftsmanship. Mesh, nubuck, neoprene and pigskin suede come together throughout its upper while hosting burgundy and ash pink coloring. The model is finished off with its split tongue design and Ronnie Fieg printed insoles.
The GEL-Diablo makes its first return since the late ’90s with light shading along its upper. It’s further complemented with subtle coloring additions such as burgundy, ash pink and navy throughout. Premium nubuck, sport mesh and pigskin suede materials are also mixed together on the high quality model. Limited to 1,000 pairs, the first 500 pairs of the GEL-Diablo were previously released via a surprise KITHstrike.
The Ronnie Fieg x ASICS “Volcano 2.0″ collection is slated to drop on April 21 at all KITH shops in addition to online. The GEL-Lyte III will retail for $250 USD while the GEL-Diablo is priced at $175 USD.