This weekend, Nas’ Illmatic celebrates its 20th anniversary. While many years rank as standouts for both hip-hop and the sneaker culture, 1994 was a good year. A handful of certified classics dropped on the rap front, while basketball’s sneaker scene stood at a crucial turning point. From Nasty Nas to Air Anfernee, we reminisce about the highlights and headlines from the year that was 1994.
Weekly Wallpaper is cold blooded this week. Highlighting the Air Jordan 11 Low “Green Snakeskin” that is set to release tomorrow, our shot puts the shoe in its natural element. Dropping the latest rendition of the AJ 11 Low in the great outdoors, the model that is otherwise referred to as the “Nightshade” style code is right at home. Hook your desktop or mobile device’s background up with the snapshot in any size you need below, and strike a pair of these scaly sneakers when they release on April 19th for $150.
Within the sneaker community, unreleased samples stand as some of the most sought after gems. With the recent boom in popularity of Nike Basketball’s LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant lines, fans and collectors often wonder how so many unreleased samples find their way to the online market, particularly in sizes that are not associated with promo pairs. A recent federal investigation appears to have figured out just that.
The latest look for the Nike Air Foamposite Pro is bold in black and laser crimson, and we’ve got your video view of the anticipated release. A glow-in-the-dark outsole helps these Foam Pros stand out, while carbon fiber detailing dots the upper and snakeskin print is seen on the eyestays. Get a full preview of the Foamposites that feature a colorway reminiscent of the Yeezys below, and stock up for the release on April 19th, when these premium Pros will release for $250 at select NSW accounts, including the Nice Kicks Shop.
Easter weekend is upon us, and as past years have underscored, this will be a great weekend to cop a new pair of shoes. With Nike Basketball and Reebok both dropping “Easter” collections today, you have your opportunity to get your pair before the weekend’s festivities. Nike SB also has a “Hacky Sack” themed collection releasing this weekend for fans of skate sneakers. Next, Jordan Brand is heating up this weekend’s lineup with new colorways of the Air Jordan 11 Low, and also be on the lookout for a new colorway of the Nike Air Foamposite Pro. adidas has a couple collections of their own releasing this weekend, including a duo of collaborative kicks with UNDFTD and NEIGHBORHOOD. So, make sure to check out everything that’s dropping in the Release Rundown, and let us know what you plan on copping.
Brogue styling meets Disc Blaze caging as PUMA commissions the creative prowess of Japanese designer Mihara Yasihiro for the MY-72 silhouette. Bearing both business and sneaker qualities, a wingtip toe is paired with a neoprene bootie, meshing the futuristic aesthetic against a classic, dressed-up forefoot. A combined mesh and leather upper sits atop a leather sole, while a Disc closure system has been put in place of laces. Available in either white/black or all-black, you can purchase the Mihara Yasuhiro x PUMA MY-72 now from oki-ni.