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J.Crew and New Balance Debut Americana-Inspired “National Parks” Pack

Menswear purveyor J.Crew ignites its longstanding partnership with Boston-based New Balance for a patriotic pack that odes our nationals conservations.

Centered around the New Balance 998 silhouette, the “National Parks” offering is creatively fueled by both Crater Lake and Death Valley, respectively. The latter, expressed through varying shades of brown alongside juxtaposed suede and mesh materials, is the Crater Lake opposite which, of course, denotes markings in blue to adopt its theme of water.

Each pair from the J.Crew x New Balance 998 “National Parks” Pack is priced at $ 180. Expect the release on January 26 online at J.Crew.

J.Crew x New Balance 998 "National Parks" Pack
J.Crew x New Balance 998 “National Parks” Pack
J.Crew x New Balance 998 "National Parks" Pack
J.Crew x New Balance 998 “National Parks” Pack
J.Crew x New Balance 998 "National Parks" Pack
J.Crew x New Balance 998 “National Parks” Pack
J.Crew x New Balance 998 "National Parks" Pack
J.Crew x New Balance 998 “National Parks” Pack
J.Crew x New Balance 998 "National Parks" Pack
J.Crew x New Balance 998 “National Parks” Pack
J.Crew x New Balance 998 "National Parks" Pack
J.Crew x New Balance 998 “National Parks” Pack


adidas Kamanda Set to Debut in 2018

Although 2017 will go down as one of the best years in modern history for adidas, the German-based brand plans to offer even more in the year to come. The Prophere is phase one, as it’s now available and releasing in larger numbers later this month and in 2018.

We can also look forward to the extremely enticing adidas Kamanda. Beginning to circle the web this week, the shoe is a simplistic soccer-inspired style with a smooth suede upper juxtaposed atop interlocking grooves seen through a rugged outer. Breathable tongue construction extends wider than the lace opening while a white heel counter and Metallic Gold branding works the quarter panel.

Release details for the adidas Kamanda are not currently available but the shoe is expected to launch in 2018. Keep it locked to Nice Kicks for more.

adidas Kamanda
adidas Kamanda
adidas Kamanda
adidas Kamanda
adidas Kamanda
adidas Kamanda

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John Elliott x Nike Air Force 1 Low “Friends and Family” to Debut at ComplexCon

Not that long ago, John Elliott was writing letters to Nike in hopes of one day designing sneakers for the brand. Fast forward to years later and Nike is asking him to do just that. Following the success of his Nike Vandal collaboration, Nike asked John to produce an Air Force 1 in honor of the shoe’s 35th anniversary. The offer, though, came with a stipulation.

John was tasked to re-imagine the shoe using its traditional white-on-white canvas. No other color was allowed. Thus, his approach to the shoe was by aesthetically altering its dimensions. He smartly reduced layers in an effort to evoke shadow, doubling up the overlays and cutting the Swoosh out of the foxing and replacing it with pebbled leather underneath. Other subtle details like the reduced eyelets and double layered tongue add depth and presence to the classic design.

This John Elliott x Nike Air Force 1 Low will be available only to friends and family at ComplexCon this weekend.

FINALLY…Beyond excited to share these!!! About a year ago, we had the opportunity to work on the 35th anniversary project for what is in my opinion the most iconic shoe ever, the @nike Air Force 1. There was one stipulation: it had to be all white. When tasked with working on such a culturally significant silhouette under the restriction of keeping it in an all white palette, I wanted to make sure that we included our DNA in the silhouette and tried to craft details that could potentially create color. To me the only way to do that was by adding and reducing layers to create shadows. Since this shoe is so rare lets run through some of what makes it special: Each overlay is doubled up to add dimension. We die-cut the swoosh out of the foxing and quarter and put pebbled leather underneath to create the appearance of it going inward and to create shadows. We took this layering theme and applied it to the smallest details – everything from a layered deubré, double lace keepers, layered aglets, and a double (layered) tongue. We then reduced small details like eyelets and vents down to a bead size. The finished product is something that I am excited to own and share with friends and family members this weekend at ComplexCon. [email protected]

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The Good Will Out and adidas Debut Ninja-Inspired CS1 Collaboration

German retailer The Good Will Out, the latest to join a very busy adidas Consortium world tour, today debuts what may be the best NMD CS1 collaboration of the year.

Driven by creative inspiration derived in Japan, and the region’s Shinobi ninja, the sneaker denotes a stealthy noir sentiment with three interlocking Primeknit patterns across the mid-cut upper. Heightening the theme is black color Boost cushioning, which appears slightly bolstered given the ridged outsole construction below.

Subtle touches of branding mark both the tongue tab and the heel tape that jointly reads “The Art of Seeing Through Darkness” and “The Good Will Out” in both English and Japanese. On September 16, the shoe will release exclusively at TGWO with a wider release at Consortium retailers the following week.

Grab a look at The Good Will Out x adidas NMD CS1 below and expect retail for the shoe to land at $ 220 USD.

The Good Will Out x adidas NMD CS1

Release Date: September 16, 2017
Price: $ 220

The Good Will Out x adidas NMD CS1
The Good Will Out x adidas NMD CS1
The Good Will Out x adidas NMD CS1
The Good Will Out x adidas NMD CS1
The Good Will Out x adidas NMD CS1
The Good Will Out x adidas NMD CS1
The Good Will Out x adidas NMD CS1
The Good Will Out x adidas NMD CS1


Classic Kicks Launches Awesome 80s-Based Digital Magazine Debut Issue

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After blessing the internet with best-in-class vintage features and interviews on the footwear industry for more than a decade, Nick Santora is now bringing his top notch content to magazine form. His Classic Kicks platform, which includes a website, podcast and social media channels, just dropped a 124-page monster of a debut issue.

The first Classic Kicks Magazine Volume 1 narrows in on the 80s, highlighting some of the most beloved marketing campaigns and athletes of the time, along with cult stories and more niche-oriented profiles.

As Santora frames it, “Volume 1 focuses on the 1980s to explore key moments, athletes, and artists that elevated sportswear beyond the games and into mainstream consciousness. It was a decade defined by timeless products, captivating athletes, and genius marketing campaigns that laid the foundation for today’s sneaker culture.”

Interviews & features include:
– Nike photographers Chuck Kuhn, Bob Peterson, and Bill Sumner reveal the stories behind ‘Bo Knows,’ ‘The Jumpman,’ and ‘It’s Gotta Be The Shoes’ – three revolutionary ad campaigns.
– The roots of luxurious European sportswear are traced back to the origins of adidas and FILA.
– John Costacos, who built a poster empire conjuring up superhero athletes.
– Ricky Powell shares the stories behind his iconic Def Jam photographs
– Stanley Chow takes a break from The New Yorker to illustrate classic footballers
– Witness the skateboarding revolution of the late 1970s through the lens of Jim Goodrich
– Roger Steffens decodes the mystery of the Rasta Man Nike running sneakers.

You can download Classic Kicks Volume 1 through web browsers, Apple Store and Google Play, priced at $ 3.99 for a single issue, with discounted quarterly subscriptions also available. Be sure to also follow Classic Kicks on both Instagram and Twitter for constant history lessons on the footwear and the athletic advertising industry, and check out selected highlights from the debut issue below!

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Nike Air Zoom Generation “Vachetta Tan” To Debut During All-Star Weekend

NBA All-Star weekend is always full of entertainment, fun, and surprise sneakers. After the long awaited retro of LeBron James’ signature line came to fruition, more interesting information has come about. You can expect the Nike Air Zoom Generation “Vachetta Tan” Quickstrike to release during 2017 All-Star weekend. While early images have yet to surface, LeBron’s first retro sneaker can be expected to look similar to previous Nike releases using the same motif.

Stick with Nice Kicks for up to the minute updates on the Nike Air Zoom Generation “Vachetta Tan” QS and other NBA All-Star surprises.

Nike Air Zoom Generation AS QS

Vachetta Tan/Vachetta Tan – Sail
Release Date: February 2017

Source: @J23app


A Comprehensive History of Every Yeezy Debut

With today’s news that adidas and Kanye West have together agreed to terms on a new long-term partnership of expanded resources and product launches, we can expect to see nothing but adidas-branded Yeezy models from here on out.

Of course, Kanye West has partnered with several brands over the past decade, each highlighted by unique and thoughtful unveils along the way to debut new models and colorways alike.

Whether it was a Grammy’s performance, his very own New York Fashion Week takeover, strategic music video placements, or of course, Kanye simply walking down the street in a new sneaker, the debuts have been varied through the years. Check out how every Kanye shoe has been unveiled through the years, and let us know your favorite colorways in the comments section below.

Nike Air Yeezy 1 Black/White Prototype

Event: 2008 Grammy Awards
When: February 10, 2008

Rocking an LED outfit before ‘lit’ was the wave and playing “Stronger” with Daft Punk before EDM was the rage, Kanye West rocked the crowd at the 2008 Grammy Awards while debuting the then unknown Nike Air Yeezy 1 prototype. In addition, he also brought the house down with an emotional performance of “Hey Mama.” The music and the shoe both left their mark and both received acclaim.

Nike Air Yeezy 1 “Net”

Event: The Ellen Show
When: October 7, 2008

On set to premier the “Love Lockdown” music video, Kanye also treated the Ellen guests to the first look at the “Net” Nike Air Yeezy 1. Years later during the Yeezus listening party, Kanye would speak on the original concept of the Yeezy as bringing a Lanvin color palette to a sportswear sneaker. This makeup serves as the best example of just that.

Louis Vuitton Collection

Kanye West Louis Vuitton

left photo via Sneaker News and right photo by Eric Ryan for Getty Images via Just Jared

Events: Scattered
When: January 2009

You know how Kanye talks about breaking the internet? In a way that really happened when his Louis Vuitton collection first started leaking on the web because most of the videos, photos and sites that they surfaced on no longer exist.

From a paparazzi video of Kanye leaving a Louis store and casually mentioning his collab to a laptop selfie on his blog, the collection leaked out in both informal and formal fashion over the course of the month of January. The entire collection was named after close friends from his camp and launched in July of 2009.

Nike Air Yeezy 1 “Zen Grey”

Nike Air Yeezy Zen Grey

photos via Don C and Marcus Troy via The Shoe Game

Event: The Internet
When: March 13, 2009

The original Nike Air Yeezy didn’t just happen when the blogosphere, online sneaker culture and streetwear scene exploded, it was gasoline on the flame. Such being said, OG (and current) Kanye camp curators/influencers Don C, Ibn Jasper and Marcus Troy were among the first to have the “Zen Grey” colorway of the Yeezy. Photos first hit their personal blogs and spread like wildfire to the rest of the web.

Nike Air Yeezy 1 Black/Pink

Event: “Knock You Down” Music Video
When: April 6, 2009

Having shaved the shag but kept the kicks, the Nike Air Yeezy 1 Black/Pink made its on-foot debut on Kanye West in the “Knock You Down” music video. While the shoe had been seen in shots from Complex before and confirmed as a retail release, this was one of the first times Ye actually wore it.

Nike Air Yeezy 2 Black/Solar Red

Event: “The Black Mamba” Mini-Movie
When: February 19, 2011

After announcing their would be an Air Yeezy 2 on the set of the “Amazing” music video, speed boat dreams turned to internet realities when Kanye debuted the shoe in Robert Rodriguez’s “The Black Mamba” mini-movie. Playing foil to Kobe Bryant, “The Boss,” aka Yeezy, gets tough in the second signature of his namesake.

Nike Air Yeezy 2 Black/White Prototype

Event: Coachella Performance
When: April 17, 2011

Though never released, the Black/White Yeezy 2s made their official debut on stage during his famous Coachella set. Donning the all-red “Power” suit, this shoe is also dubbed the “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasty” colorway as it coincides with the making of the album and the fact that Cyhi the Prynce has a PE pair with album tagging on it. Shout outs to Chris Lee who was one of the first to spot this.

Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Pure Platinum”

Event: 2011 MTV VMAs
When: August 28, 2011

Rocking the stage with big brother Jay Z, The Throne made their live TV debut and so did the the “Pure Platinum” Nike Air Yeezy 2. A very thankful and happy Kanye West accepted awards and performed “Otis” in the silver sneakers that would cause pandemonium for months on end.

Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red October”

Event: Saturday Night Live
When: May 18, 2013

First previewed on Instagram by Simon Ou and later by Kim Kardashian West, the Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red October” made its official debut on the feet of Kanye West during an intense performance on Saturday Night Live. Playing a since amended version of “Black Skinhead” as well as the pivotal “New Slaves,” Kanye rocked and shocked the crowd with material that would set the tone and attitude for the then-unreleased Yeezus album.

adidas Yeezy Boost 750

adidas Yeezy 3 Boost

photos via Ibn Jasper

Event: Instagram
When: February 6, 2015

After leaking on an airplane months before, the adidas Yeezy Boost 750 officially hit the web as confirmed as such via on-foot photos of Kanye West from his barber/style consultant Ibn Jasper. Though the Grammy Awards (much like the original Yeezy) and RocNation party were most likely meant to be the first look, this IG unveiling served as the official debut.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 & adidas Yeezy Duck Boot 950

adidas Yeezy Season 1

photos by ImaxTree via Livingly

Event: Yeezy Season 1 Show
When: February 12, 2015

On the feet of Kanye and many a model, the adidas Yeezy Boost 350 and adidas Yeezy Duck Boot 950 both debuted to the public eye at the Yeezy Season 1 Show back in February at New York Fashion Week. The major moment for Mr. West and adidas saw Kanye’s creative vision for clothing take shape in head-to-toe fashion, offering his take on grunge garb and stripped down sportswear. This was also the first time the world heard “Wolves” — his still unreleased collaboration with Sia and Vic Mensa.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 “White”

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 White

photo via E! Online

Event: James Harden’s Birthday Party
When: August 25, 2015

All-white like he got the whole thing bleached, Kanye debuted quite the contrast to the “Pirate Black” Boosts by debuting what some are calling the “Beluga” adidas Yeezy Boost 350 at James Harden’s birthday party. While the theme of the evening called for blanco attire, it’s still uncertain at this point if they were a party PE or upcoming release.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 “Beige”

Kanye West adidas Yeezy Boost 350 Beige

photos by Larry Busacca and Frazer Harrison for Getty Images via Zimbio

Event: 2015 MTV Video Music Awards
When: August 30, 2015

Can’t stop, won’t stop, the Yeezy 350 rollouts continued on the red carpet of the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. Kanye West came out with Kim Kardashian rocking all-Yeezy Season-everything to the tone of tan or rather beige. Of all the Yeezy debuts, this one may go down as the most memorable thanks to Kanye’s Video Vanguard speech in which he made a remark about running for president in 2020.

Yeezy Season 2 Heels

Kim Kardashian in Yeezy Season 2

photos by Michael Loccisano for Getty Images via Zimbio

Event: The Rihanna Party at New York Fashion Week
When: September 10, 2015

Currently with no name and no Boost cushioning (to our knowledge), Kim Kardashian broke out a pair of heels from Yeezy Season 2 while attending New York Fashion Week festivities. At this point, it’s uncertain whether or not the fancy footwear will be released under the adidas umbrella, but according to an IG from Kim they’re Yeezy Season approved.

adidas Yeezy Boost 750 Black/Gum

Kanye West adidas Yeezy Boost 750 Black

photo by Larry Busacca for Getty Images via Zimbio

Event: Givenchy Spring 2016 Show at New York Fashion Week
When: September 11, 2015

Supporting fellow designer and footwear collaborator Riccardo Tisci, Kanye West took to the Givenchy Spring 2016 Show in the “Black” adidas Yeezy Boost 750 for the first time. Long the subject of wanting and Photoshops before dubbed official, the first look at the “Black” 750s sees what appears to be a nubuck/suede upper atop a translucent gum sole.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 “Silver”

Kanye West adidas Yeezy Boost 350 Silver

left photo via Look Live and right photo by Tatiana Kevych for Splash News via Daily Mail

Event: Alexander Wang Show at New York Fashion Week
When: September 13, 2015

Eerily similar in styling to the “White” pair (we’re still waiting on confirmation to specify that they’re not the same shoe), Kanye West rocked what looks to be a “Silver” style of the adidas Yeezy Boost 350 at pal Alexander Wang’s recent show.

adidas Yeezy Duck Boot 950 Brown/Gum

Kanye West adidas Yeezy 950 Duck Boot

photo via Team Kanye Daily

Event: New York Fashion Week
When: September 14, 2015

After going totally tonal on the first two Duck Boot designs, it appears a golden or gum sole is stamping that of Yeezy Season 2’s offering. Kanye rocked these while out and about with his wife Kim, throwing an otherwise all-black outfit for a left.

adidas Yeezy Boost 750 “Light Plum” & “Chocolate”

adidas Yeezy Boost 750 "Light Plum" (photo via Sneaker News)

adidas Yeezy Boost 750 “Light Plum” (photo via Sneaker News)

adidas Yeezy Boost 750 "Chocolate" (photo via Sneaker News)

adidas Yeezy Boost 750 “Chocolate” (photo via Sneaker News)

Event: Yeezy Season 2 Fashion Show
When: September 16, 2015

Yeezy Season 2 continued on with many of the looks launched in Season 1 but still managed to play with and push the palette just enough. The “Light Plum” & “Chocolate” 750s serve as the highlight from the high profile show. Not too long after, T. Blake gave us a great look at the “Chocolate” colorway with a YouTube review.

adidas Yeezy Boost 750 “Black”

adidas Yeezy Boost 750 "Black"

adidas Yeezy Boost 750 “Black” (photo via @travisscott)

Event: Travis Scott Instagram Post
When: December 5, 2015

The adidas Yeezy Boost 750 “Black” was a bit hard to follow. After discrepancy as to whether or not these were an official colorway/would they release, all doubt was put to rest when Travi$ Scott posted a pair straight from Kanye on IG. A holiday release followed shortly after.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 Season 3 “White”

Event: Twitter/Kylie Jenner Makeup Launch
When: February 8, 2016

Striking similar to the pair previewed at James Harden’s birthday party and almost identical to the 550s, the adidas Yeezy Boost 350 “White” from Season 3 sees new threading on the upper and a snowy color scheme. Kanye offered an early look at these on Twitter before breaking them out at Kylie Jenner’s makeup launch party.

adidas Yeezy Boost 1050

Event: Twitter/Yeezy Season 3 Show at MSG
When: February 8/11, 2016

Initially seen during a series of pre-Yeezy Season 3 tweets from Kanye himself, the adidas Yeezy Boost 1050 was perhaps the most visible style at the MSG show. Worn by Young Thug and a handful of models, this update to the 950 features Boost cushioning — a first for boots in the Yeezy series.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 Season 3

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 Season 3

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 Season 3 (photos by ImaxTree via Livingly)

Event: Yeezy Season 3 Show at MSG
When: February 11, 2016

Though partially previewed on Twitter leading up to the Yeezy Season 3 at MSG, the adidas Yeezy Boost 350 of said show/season got its first good look on the feet of Lil Yachty and other models. Like the “White” pair worn by Kanye before, the Season 3 350s see a different pattern on the upper (likely still Primeknit) while also offering stripe contrast on the grey pair seen above along with a Black/White makeup also seen on set.

Yeezy Season 3 Boots

Event: Yeezy Season 3 Show at MSG
When: February 11, 2016

While many (all) of us sneakerheads were hoping for Kanye to arrive at MSG in something new of the Boost variety, he switched it up in the NYC winter and rocked a new pair of boots. Arriving with Lamar Odom (a G move, by the way), Kanye debuted the Yeezy Season 3 Boots in tan while models also donned a darker version. We were able to confirm with both adidas and Kanye’s team that these are not made by the Three Stripes but are indeed a piece from Yeezy Season 3.

adidas Yeezy Boost 750 Grey/Gum

adidas Yeezy Boost 750 Grey/Gum

adidas Yeezy Boost 750 Grey/Gum (photo via Daily Mail)

Event: Night out in NYC
When: February 14, 2016

After another amazing SNL performance, Kanye West stepped out with his wife Kim Kardashian in New York City in yet another gum-soled pair of Yeezy Boost 750s. Debuted on Valentine’ Day, this lovely colorway sees a grey upper similar to the initial 750 launch, with a gum sole showing shades of Yeezy Seasons 2 and 3. Originally spotted by Team Kanye Daily, these are yet to release.

adidas Yeezy Boost 550

Event: “Figure it Out” Music Video Shoot
When: March 4, 2016

Hanh? That ain’t Kanye, nope it was rather French Montana that debuted the adidas Yeezy Boost 550. Seen in all-white but appearing closer to grey in the photo, the revamped rendition of the very popular 350s are seemingly next up. A closer look from Spliff Tv sees a translucent sole serving as the icing on the cake of this mid top makeup.

Lead image photos by Kevin Winter & Frazer Harrison for Getty Images via Zimbio

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gqstyle: The debut issue. Two days. 


The debut issue. Two days. 


Creative Recreation Debut Redefined Solano

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L.A. based footwear enthusiasts Creative Recreation debuted their redefined Spring 2012 Solano sneaker today, expressing a more sleek look than we are use too. Constructed using quilted silk, each pair of high tops gleams as the sun penetrates their sleek exterior, conveying a clean-cut, polished look absent of most lifestyle sneakers.

We have all experienced the problem of a pair of shoes looking too bulky for a slim legged pant, or vice versa, but the Solano offers a solution to this predicament. By unfastening the zipper located around the neck of the shoe, the Solano transforms from a fitted high top, to a sneaker that accommodates a baggy cuff, giving these kicks two thumbs up in the versatility department.

Additionally featuring premium leather uppers, a rubber sole, and tasteful detailing, Creative Recreation’s newly fashioned Solano are a steal at 100USD.

Check out more Creative Recreation offerings here

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What to Wear Today: Cinco de Mayo: The perfect day to debut a…

What to Wear Today: Cinco de Mayo: The perfect day to debut a tank and get a drank.

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