Release INFO: adidas x Solebox Consortium Guidance 93


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Solebox is one of those very rare shoe collaborators that disappoint. Only disappointment I have is the struggle of getting any one of their releases. This, will most likely be another one of those days. Hikmet once again teamed up with adidas on a pair of Guidance 93. A model that was brought back from the adi vault this year. The make-up is very simple and tells the story of the colorway inspired by the Berlin city flag; similar to their ‘Then and Now’ pack from 2010. The silhouette comes in black, tonal grey suede and has hints of red through out the shoe. Simple, clean and a beauty…

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Release Reminder: New Balance x Ronnie Fieg ” Central Park and Brooklyn Bridge”


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Ronnie Fieg is back at it again with New Balance. This time releasing two models side by side on the same day. RF takes a crack at the 530 and 580 models with make ups that take inspiration from two of New Yorks landmark. Central Park and the Brooklyn Bridge; where each of his retail stores reside. Simple stories with one really good outcome, and another that is rather boring looking. By far, the NB530 Central Park is the winner here with loads of intricate details. It comes dressed with a quilted vamp and ankle liner, reflective 3M, micro perforated nubuck, leather, suede, map of Central Park on the insoles, half of a gum sole and a colorway that resembles Central Park in the fall. Brilliant. As for the the NB580, it comes with some microperforated saddle leather, suede, splatter to the midsole, two tones outsole and the OG schematics to the Brooklyn Bridge on the insoles…

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Coming Soon: adidas Originals ZX 420 ‘Quotoole’


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Anyone that loves shoes will appreciate this story. A tale where a dream became a reality for two guys doing a personal project (adidas sneaker book) for the love it. That love gave them a chance to do what you see here. The ‘Quotoole’.  A collaboration between a passionate vintage adidas collector named Quote and illustrator Peter O’Toole. Their idea was to take a zx 420, the adidas Denver’s colorway, which is Quotes favorite adi pair, and reintroduce the CW you see above. What you get is a vintage feel that’s dressed in classic suede and mesh…

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Available: adidas Originals x Barbour


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adidas has teamed up with apparel brand Barbour for a collaborative three themed release. Combining each others heritage we see pieces produced with Barbours military and country feel, while adidas originals adds their sportswear look. Through out the lookbook you’ll see the three themes of ‘Country, ‘Military’, and ‘Spectator’ exclusively curated by END in the UK. They take you on a personal photographic journey that displays each jacket and trainer turned boot and/or winter weather specific. You’ll see details on the jackets like the large bellow pockets, leather trims, hoods and leather trims in a natural setting of a rainy day. Giving the viewer a perfect story for the jackets and shoes. Including the nice beeswaxed Adiwick and Johbar jackets. As for the shoes, you’ll find a nice collection of complimenting silhouettes. These include the TS Runners, GSG9 (very nice), ZX555, and the Columbia. All suited up with proper materials for the fall/winter weather…

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Release INFO: KangaROOS x Overkill Coil-R1 “Abyss Flip”


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Teased a week ago, Overkill is back at it again with KangaROOS. Last year they came out with their collaboration with KangaROOS on the Coil-R1 “Abyss“. It was a very successful launch for the shoe. Too successful that people like myself up through the night, waiting for the online release, were disappointed when it never made it to the site. Hey, shit happens. Yesterday Overkill announced this version of the Abyss’s colorway in an anniversary edition. It’s basically a flip of that CW. They took the turquoise highlights and dressed up most of the shoes upper. The navy is now the ankle liner and the black on the KangaROOS logo is reversed; kangaroo turquoise and logo outline black. The only missing accent is the black outsole on the Abyss, which is now turquoise on the Abyss Flip…

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