Compton native Kendrick Lamar first announced his partnership with Reebok at the end of last year, and his first release with the Massachusetts-based sportswear brand was a vibrant “Day Glo” colorway of the iconic Ventilator silhouette. Now the Top Dawg (T.D.E.) rapper presents a tonal off-white iteration, which features contrasting red and blue themes on either side – a nod at gang culture in the rapper’s native city. This idea of balance is further underlined by the tongue pulls, which read “NEUTRAL” on each. Embellished with inscriptions at the heel and T.D.E. branding along the tongue, the latest design is rounded off by a classic gum sole and rope shoe laces. Priced at €130 EUR (approximately $ 142 USD), the Kendrick Lamar x Reebok Ventilator will be available for purchase starting July 18.
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Austyn Gillette becomes the latest member of the signature silhouette ranks, with HUF launching his new sneaker – the eponymously-named Gillette – with a new video through Thrasher. The sneaker itself differs from Austyn’s previous outings, specifically his line with former sponsor Habitat Skateboards, in that it adopts a more mature, dressy aesthetic for skating purposes. Said aesthetic falls in line with HUF’s own diverse array of offerings, which has expanded towards formal silhouettes that perform on- and off-the-board. Celebrating this versatility, Gillette takes to the streets of fashionable skate destinations like Berlin, New York City and Copenhagen to showcase the sneaker’s international appeal. Peep the instantly classic part above and head to HUF’s website to purchase from the rollout inventory of the Gillette.
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In what looks to be the last, and undeniably most popular Air Jordan 11Lab4 release, the “University Red” colorway lands at Jordan Brand retailers this coming weekend. Patent leather inspired by the Air Jordan 11 engulfs the Air Jordan 11Lab4 “University Red” edition, which continues the seemingly always trending all-red theme. Further, shaping of the Air Jordan 4 concludes this July 11 release of the Air Jordan 11Lab4 “University Red” that marks one of the most anticipated drops of the year. Give them an official look below and let us know if you plan to cop. And as always, stay tuned to Jordan Release Dates for all the latest.
Air Jordan 11Lab4 “University Red”
Colorway: University Red/University Red
Style Code: 719864-600
Release Date: July 11, 2015
Price: $ 250
Nike’s popular Flyknit Racer returns in an all-new color scheme, where a multicolored upper of blue and black rests atop a contrasting volt midsole and black outsole. Having crept up on us seemingly out of no where, this particular iteration can be purchased now at MR PORTER for £109 GBP (approximately $ 170 USD), although a number of sizes have already sold out.
ASICS is working with luxury materials in their latest release, adoring its time-honored Gel Lyte III is vegetable tanned leather. This, however, is nothing new in the world of sneakers. Vegetable tanned leather is most widely known in the luxury realm by way of Hender Scheme – although their shoes feature wooden soles. ASICS maintains their foundational GEL cushioning underneath an entirely leather constructed upper, ensuring that while opulence engulfs the base comfort still remains a focal point down below. But with premium products comes a premium price, which is why the ASICS Gel Lyte III Vegetable Tanned Leather retails for $ 500. Limited to 300 pairs total, stay tuned for more details on this forthcoming release.