Weekly updates:


Footnotes: A fresh drop of sneaker news

Featuring Foot Patrol and Converse's collab, a new Brad Hall masterpiece, and the latest Vetements x Reebok

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Weekly updates

Footnotes is a weekly wrap-up of everything that’s happening in the world of sneakers. It’s your cheat sheet to the latest news like new drops, collabs, sales, store openings, and anything else related to what you put on your feet.

01. PatBo x Converse Chuck Taylors

Converse has once again teamed up with Brazilian fashion label PatBo for a limited-edition line of Chuck Taylor All Stars. PatBo brings their renowned eye-catching prints to the collaboration, with the collection featuring an embroidered hibiscus print with gold stitching, lending a modern femininity to the range. The Converse x PatBo collection launches today and retails at $140. To cop a pair head to www.converse.com.au.

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02. Brad Hall's outfit guide for the Yeezy 350 V2 "Zebra"

Satirical sneaker reviewer Brad Hall has released a new video detailing how to style your Zebra YEEZYs. As usual the video takes place in Brad’s living room, where he explains which socks you should pair with your YEEZYs, why you shouldn’t mix brands, and pairs beige Champion track pants with the sneakers. Finishing of the look, he tucks the track pants into his socks and blesses us with a series of alluring poses. As with all Brad Hall videos, this is absolutely worth the two minutes and five seconds of your life.

03. JD Sports launches first NSW store

JD Sports will be debuting its first NSW store at Westfield Paramatta following on from openings in Melbourne and the Gold Coast. Doors are opening at 10.00am on Thursday, July 13th and there will be a variety of JD exclusive product and limited edition styles from Nike, Adidas, Puma, Reebok, and more. In demand exclusives such as the Nike Vapormax will be available meaning the opening is expected to be pretty huge (especially if the Melbourne flagship store opening is anything to go by). JD Sports Parramatta will be located at Westfield Parramatta.

04. Vetements teases their 2018 Reebok sneaker

Following Vetements “No Show” event at Paris Fashion Week, showcasing their 2018 Spring/Summer collection in a carpark, they have teased details of their 2018 Reebok collaboration via Instagram. Similar to Balenciaga’s Speed Trainer, the “Sock Trainer” features many of the hallmarks of Vetements designs, including overt branding, an unusual silhouette, and a heavy dose of irony (‘left’ and ‘right’ are branded across each foot). With the frenzy around Vetements these are sure to instantly adopted by fashion week attendees and street style bloggers.

05. Adidas x Bodega x END

Adidas Consortium’s latest collab sees them linking up with British-based menswear giant END. and Boston-based retailer Bodega. Created for this year’s “Sneaker Exchange” series, a collaborative project where a pair of adidas sneakers is reinterpreted, Bodega and END. have reworked the ’70s Haven style and the recently released Iniki Runner, coming up with two patchwork denim designs. Called the Boro Denim Pack they feature indigo stitching, gold rivets, a full length BOOST midsole, and all-over denim patchwork upper. The style was released exclusively at Bodega and END. on July 1 but is set for wide release from July 8 at select adidas Consortium accounts.

06. Converse x Foot Patrol

The much anticipated Footpatrol x Converse One Star collab was finally released yesterday, and is now available to purchase online at Footpatrol and Converse. The model features a clean beige suede upper, embroidered details and orange print along the laces, sole, and back of the heel. Inspired by London’s SoHo neighbourhood, the stand out feature of this design is undoubtedly the 3D jewel star on each side.

07. Kvadrat x Adidas Originals Stan Smith

Adidas Originals has teamed up with Danish textile manufacturer Kvadrat to create a series of Stan Smith styles inspired by the city of Copenhagen. The styles are constructed from Kvadrat’s contemporary plaid fabric and are available in three colourways: pink, core black, and navy. Taking inspiration from Copenhagen’s clean minimalism, this new style features embroidered details on the three stripes and a leather patch on the heel. All three colourways are available at select adidas Originals retailers.