This season, Maison Margiela is making bold statement by destroying one of the high fashion realm’s go-to sneakers: the beloved Future high-top. Long a favorite of, among many others, Kanye West (‘Ye could be seen rocking the kicks throughout the Yeezus tour, for example, as a part of his on-stage attire), this Spring/Summer 2017 drop is perhaps the most out-there take on the strapped high-top yet as the renowned Paris-based atelier seemingly took a box cutter to an all-white version of the silhouette. The results see exposed padding throughout as a shredded and stapled leather upper is coupled with Margiela’s tried-and-true vintage military sneaker-inspired sole unit.
Free of their signature strap, the destroyed rendition of the Future is available online now for $1,425 USD while supplies last.
visvim recently released an all new “Bamboo” version of its SKAGWAY HI model for the 2017 spring/summer season. Building off the Japanese label’s classic silhouette, the latest iteration of the model features an upper constructed of premium suede, as well as displaying a traditional Japanese bamboo print. The EVA Phylon midsole and vulcanized outsole offers durability and superior comfort to the wearer. Finally, a contrasting leather toecap and unique logo tabs found on the heel and tongue tag of the shoe rounds out the design of the latest iteration of the SKAGWAY HI. Retailing at $1,010 USD, the visvim SKAGWAY HI “Bamboo” is available in black and camel at retailers like END Clothing.
Make sure to also check out visvim’s exploration of the Katazurizome stencil dyeing technique in its latest dissertation.
Coming soon from Nike Sportswear are some of the most eye-catching Air Max 1s you’re likely to come across. Arguably the Swoosh’s boldest take on the silhouette since the debut of the Air Max 1 “Master,” this upcoming GPX release features two graphic-heavy takes on the Tinker Hatfield-designed classic: one covered in polka dots, the other star-studded. Crafted in modern day Ultra 2.0 form, the seamless designs have a clear patriotic edge — Lady Liberty even makes an appearance on the heel of the polka-dotted pair.
Expect both AM1s to hit NSW spots on May 1.
Almost exactly a month ago, Dennis Busenitz‘s signature kicks got their first-ever-Primeknit release with a “Core Black” rendition of the Busenitz PureBOOST. Now the kicks are back and better than ever thanks to a “Triple White” makeover. Like the aforementioned “Core Black” drop, these come built atop the usual white BOOST midsole. This time around, however, the design gets an entirely white upper — Primeknit, leather heel, molded tongue, lacing and all — to go along with a matching rubber outsole.
The Busenitz PureBOOST PK “Triple White” is available now from Three Stripes dealers like Premier for $180 USD while supplies last.
PUMA recently unveiled its third coming collaboration alongside Masahiro Tobita and her Spoken Words Project imprint. Specializing in hand-dyed and hand-painted creations, the Japanese brand opted for the sportswear giant’s Basket silhouette to convey its artistic impressions on. Adhering to the theme of “ewohaku” — to wear a picture — premium choice leather was printed, cut and later applied at random onto the shoe. SWP also inject styling accents from its 2017 spring “Woman in the Sand” motif to create a textured finish resembling that of sand. Retailing for $229 USD, these new designs will release on April 28 at select PUMA stockists.