Jerry Lorenzo — dubbed 2016’s most influential man in sneaker culture by our own Darren Griffin — is adding to his resume in 2017 and ideally our rotations. Recently on IG, the designer announced that he has seven collaborations in total releasing with Vans for the Fall/Winter season.
Of the seven, four will be via Vans Vault under his Fear of God line, while the other three will be inline Vans in conjunction with his F.O.G. imprint. When previewing the collection, the designer who pulls heavy inspiration and themes from his strong Christian faith wrote the Bible verse Joshua 10:24-25, a passage that plays off strength and the Lord conquering one’s enemies by standing atop them (perhaps the reasoning for the verse on the midsole).
Easily one of the best collaborations of 2016, we’re excited to see what Jerry and Vans cook up this time around. Let us know what you hope to see in the comments below.
…3 @vans coming with @fog… and 4 #vansvault with @fearofgod …Joshua 10:24-25 #fallwinter2017
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The NBA Playoffs are the talk on TV, but who’s got next? This weekend in Forth Worth, TX, the best prep basketball prospects in the nation are facing off in the adidas Uprising Gauntlet tournament. With all eyes on Zion Williamson and the rest of the rising talent, what will they be wearing on their feet? Select stars will be lacing up the adidas Basketball Gauntlet PEs.
Led off by the adidas Harden Vol. 1 and backed by the Crazy Explosive in High and Low form, the camo colorways will not hit retail but they will grace the feet of the high school hoopers we will soon see on Sportscenter. Check ’em out below and keep it locked to Nice Kicks for more adidas Basketball coverage.
Want to see them in action? All “Gauntlet” PEs will be worn on court all summer during adidas Uprising gameplay. Livestream this weekend’s action by visiting adidas Uprising.
Designer Sami Miró’s life revolves around vintage clothing. Her studio space is a trove of rare finds from old school Americana like denim and Harley Davidson t-shirts, to salvaged runway pieces which will eventually be meticulously cut, sewn and reimagined for celebrity and fashion devotee clients. Since making LA her base of operations, Sami has scoured the sprawling city to build a network of suppliers, embroidery specialists and pattern technicians who help bring her garments to life.
Giving a behind-the-scenes look inside the world of Los Angeles vintage, Sami took HYPEBEAST out for a day to shadow her curation and design process. Starting first at her archive of clothing, Sami showed us what makes a piece worthy of obtaining before taking us to the warehouses where she spends hours sifting through old garments. Finally, we caught a glimpse of her construction process in action alongside her pattern technician Elliott Evan.
During the journey, Sami picked out some of her favorite pieces to rock — selecting a customized retro adidas hoodie along with some throwback 2Pac track pants for the day. She paired the look with the latest adidas NMD XR1 W to add a modern edge and comfort for the long day ahead. Watch the complete video above to see and hear more about Sami and pickup the latest adidas NMD sneakers at the official adidas webstore.
The Chairman of the Boards, no Carrot Top — okay, typically quite Carrot Top — Dennis Rodman wore red both on his hair and on his shoes quite well. Case in point? The Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt “Bulls” from his dynasty days in Chicago. While the blog born nickname may be new, the shoe and its details are far from it as it gets the retro treatment with OG intricacies for the first time ever.
Look for these to release on April 28th at select Nike Sportswear accounts, including CNCPTS.
Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt “Bulls”
Release Date: April 28, 2017
In addition to the “Bulls” colorway, check out the rest of the OGs slated to drop as reported by our own Darren Griffin:
Worn by Rodman during his championship runs with the Bulls in the mid 90’s, the shoe is most known for its asymmetrical strap overlay working in conjunction with tumbled leather construction. Enlarged Swoosh branding marks the shoe’s centermost point while an AIR gel pod rests just below the ankle collar. The Worm’s famed logo marks the heel in a true throwback to an era long past.
Expect the Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt globally on April 28 at Nike.
Pretty and paid? Rihanna is both. The Rihanna x PUMA Fenty Fur Slide speaks to such standards, offering the shimmering style and commercial cache that’s made her one of the biggest pop stars to ever walk the face of planet earth.
Doing so in style, these statement slides are slated to impact this summer at select PUMA accounts. Peep photos from our own Ray P. below.
Rihanna x PUMA Fenty Fur Slide
Release Date: Summer 2017
Although it’s long been a mystery as to when the coveted adidas NMD XR1 “OG” would finally hit retailers, reports today indicate that the launch day could be as soon as next month.
May 20th is being touted as the day that this secondary variation of the NMD will bear the proper silhouette’s OG colorway. Be sure to mark your calendars for the aforementioned release date and stay tuned for more details.
adidas NMD XR1 PK “OG”
Release Date: May 20, 2017