The outdoor courts have thawed out, meaning it’s finally the time of the year when everyone can hoop outside, and RBK is celebrating with the retro return of the classic Reebok Blacktop Collection. Directly associated with the ’90s street ball golden age, the Blacktop Collection were originally designed specifically for the concrete courts. With the bold toughness to match, the shoes transitioned into style icons as well. Now two of the most notable models from the line return in original form with the Blacktop Boulevard and Blacktop Battleground. The Boulevard is the slimmer silhouette with Blacktop stamped on the tongue, while the Battleground features RBK’s famous Pump lockdown. Both of the revisited renditions return in a black and white-based colorway, jolted with the loud colors from the era. Get any of the quartet when they release in limited quantities May 9th at key retailers Jimmy Jazz, Expressions, Shiekh, City Gear, Villa, DTLR, Reebok.com.
Nike’s Flyknit technology took the industry by storm soon after its debut, and it has played mix and match with some of the brand’s most notable soles ever since. The latest combination is the Nike Free Flyknit Chukka, a combination of the Lunar Flyknit Chukka and Free Flyknit. Swapping out the Lunarlon cushioning for a Free 5.0 ride, this rendition features the same Chukka upper with a tighter ankle collar. The mash-up makeup is rolled out in a marled black and grey hue, and will drop April 25th at very select Swoosh stockers, including 21 Mercer.
London is live on the latest take of the iconic Nike Air Max 1. This edition of the AM 1 “City” fully represents the European destination, with London, England stamped on the tongue in bold, oversized lettering. Adding another angle to the popular tourist spot, the model is composed of a seamless taped upper in breathable mesh that is ideal for city exploring. Based in geyser grey mesh, black, baby blue and challenge red all contribute contrast and detailing. Get a closer look at this special Air Max 1 below, and grab your translator to order a pair today from atmos.
The latest Free production from Nike is studded, and now their release date is slated. Revealed by 21 Mercer, both colorways of the Nike Free Orbit II SP are a lot closer than would be expected. With a bulging geometrical composition and a zippered slip-on design, nothing about the Free Orbit II is conventional. Letting its aesthetics do the talking, a black and white makeup is complimented by a cool grey colorway. Each of the elements from the pack are set on a speckled white Free 5.0 midsole. Embrace the quick turnaround and get ready for an April 24th release date for $200 at select spots, including 21 Mercer.
The newest rendition of the adidas Stan Smith stays true to its roots in simple fashion with vintage aesthetics. Sporting an all-red suede upper, this “St Nomad Red” SS embodies the 1970s era that birthed the iconic model. Paired with running white detailing and an aged sole, this Three Stripe defines classic. Throw it back today for $75 at shopnicekicks.
Summer isn’t as tightly wound as the chillier seasons, and that notion is fully represented by the the Nike Roshe Run Woven 2.0 “Light Orewood Brown”. This new twisted women’s rendition of the Roshe Run takes the minimalist design and loosens it up even more with softly interlaced bands for lightweight comfort. Strung with intertwined strips that allow for maximum breathability for the hot temperatures, the Woven 2.0 also features a Solarsoft sockliner and the patented Roshe sole for cushioning. This equally light colorway is close to white, but with a light orewood brown upper that is perfect for summer. Make your Roshe Run reservations today for $90 at Nike.
The brand in Beaverton travels down an angular avenue with the new Nike Free Orbit II SP. After a black and white pair was spotted yesterday, a “Cool Grey” makeup is seen today in detail. Neutralizing the studded silhouette as much as possible, a solid grey upper is paired with a speckled white outsole. The ride is imported from the Free 5.0, slitted to keep up with the angular design of the body. A medial zipper adds another element, simplifying the slip-on set. Get a detailed look at the futuristic design below, and grab either the black or grey colorway April 24th at Foot Patrol.
Converse has called up one of their favorite designers once again to give their signature silhouette premium posture. The John Varvatos x Converse CT Zip High is the end product, fusing JV’s high fashion aesthetics in the timeless Chuck Taylor All Star. Varvatos is known for remixing the brand’s best molds into contemporary pieces, and this CT Zip High continues the tradition. Coming in washed black, olive or burgundy, waxed distressed canvas composes the upper and a zipper was integrated in for a luxurious addition. Get a look for yourself at these upper-end Chuck Taylors below, and zip up a pair today for $150 from Feature.