- Words: Cait Emma Burke
Featuring Tyler's Converse, Colette's best sneaker collabs, and the return of Nike x Tom Sachs Mars Yard 2.0
01. Tyler, The Creator for Converse
After months of speculation and eager anticipation, photos of Tyler The Creator’s forthcoming Converse One Star collaboration have been released and it looks like they’re definitely going to live up to the hype. The colour scheme is innately Tyler, with Clearwater” blue suede uppers paired with a white midsole and orange outsoles and detailing. The laces come in either orange or white and the sock liner features exclusive Scum Fuck Flower Boy graphics. Anyone that attended last year’s Golf Wang Fashion Show will receive a pair for free, while for the general public the limited edition kicks will go on sale from today, retailing at $100.00 USD. Click here to get a pair.
02. Adidas Y-3 Pure Boost in new triple black colourway
Adidas’s Y-3 Pure Boost has been released in a slick triple black colourway that’s sure to fly off the shelves. Yohji Yamamoto’s Y-3 is known for its premium cushioning sole and the Pure Boost has a restructured Primeknit body and a leather trim to further entice you. The Triple Black colourway perfectly refines the already iconic style and is a must have. The style will be retailing at $330.00 and will be available for purchase from Y-3’s online store and select retailers.
03. A look back at Colette's most memorable footwear collaborations
Iconic Parisian boutique Colette announced yesterday that they will be closing their doors this December, ending their 20-year legacy as a frontrunner in the world of both high-end fashion and streetwear. Famed for their incredible sneaker collaborations, including their most recent release with Converse and Paris’s Club 75 celebrating their 20th birthday, they were a truly forward-thinking institution of style and will be missed by many the world over. Hypebeast has helpfully compiled a look back at their most memorable footwear collaborations that you can check out here. It will almost certainly have you lusting after their limited edition Stan Smith collab and longingly eyeing up a pair of the incredible Vans, Comme Des Garcons, and Raf Simons slip ons, which to this day remain one of the most coveted pieces of footwear around.
04. First look at a laceless Nike Air Vapormax
Nike Air Vapormax colourways have been popping up all over the web recently, and now a slip-on version has surfaced online. The style looks strikingly similar to the Comme des Garcons version that was released earlier this year and will hopefully be easier to come by then that exclusive style. The olive color of the Flyknit upper combined with the black Vapormax outsole and solid black strap with the white nike swoosh makes for a very covetable, and most likely, highly in demand piece of footwear. Details of when the shoe will be released still remain a mystery but it will apparently be retailing at $190.00.
05. A new colourway for the mens Air Zoom Mariah
The popular Nike Air Zoom Mariah Flyknit Racer will be released in a new colourway on July 20. The iconic ’80s style Air Mariah has recently been updated with a form fitting flyknit upper and now the new black and white ‘Oreo’ colourway adds a clean minimalist element to the style. To get your hands on a pair head to Nike.
06. Tom Sachs and Nike are bringing back the Mars Yard 2.0
Sneakerheads the world over will be delighted by the news that Nike plans to release the much coveted Mars Yard 2.0 sneaker in collaboration with designer Tom Sachs on the 27th of this month. Version 1.0 of the shoe was released in 2012 and quickly became a status symbol for the lucky few who managed to get their hands on a pair from the limited run Nike released. When Nike first collaborated with Tom Sachs back in 2012 it was a somewhat unprecedented choice due to Tom being relatively unknown in the mainstream at the time, but over the years the Mars Yard shoe and Tom himself have reached cult status. Fans have even been so desperate to get their hands on a pair that they were prepared to go through a gruelling obstacle style Space Camp to attain a pair.
07. Raf Simons x Adidas Ozweego III
The long-running collaboration between Adidas and Raf Simons is back with the release of the latest Ozweego III collection. First announced in May, the latest instalment debuts two new colourways, a khaki, white and black pair and a red and black pair. The futuristic sneaker is instantly recognisable due to the ergonomic soles and the Raf Simons tongue logo and is guaranteed to be hotly in demand. To cop a pair head to STYLEBOP.com.