In recent years, Vans has really taken their brand and products to new heights through thoughtful collaborations, partnering with a broad range of entities such as Harry Potter to independent skate labels. By fusing the DNA of their creative comrades into their own product, Vans successfully communicates modern skate culture through decades of old models such as the Sk8-Hi, Old Skool, and more. This time around, the Anaheim-based brand shines a light on Baker Skateboards, the American skateboarding brand by Andrew Reynolds known for their funky skate gear and crazy kick flip videos on Instagram. The story is in the details as the two brands cooked up a new footwear collection using two iconic Vans silhouettes in the Sk8-Hi and Old Skool. Both pairs take on the standard materials of black suede and canvas uppers with white side stripes, but are boldly contrasted with Baker Skateboarding logos on the side panels and their ironic slogan “Giving Skateboarding a Bad Name Since 2000” stamped across the midsoles. Keep an eye out for a stateside release date as these are expected these to hit select Vans retailers soon. via SneakerNews.com
It’s the 30th anniversary of the Air Jordan 4 in 2019, and the classic “Cool Grey” theme that made its debut in 2004 is making a triumphant return this summer. Sporting a mixture of Cool Grey, Chrome and Dark Charcoal with a hint of Varsity Maize, the 2019 retro essentially stays true to the OG 2004 version. The tonal theme is executed with a full grey upper that is offset with a white/black midsole. Varsity maize accents are found on the interior of the air heel bubble unit and “Flight” branding on the tongue label, followed by chrome Jumpman logos on the heel to complete the style. via KicksonFire.com
Drawing attention to pollution and recycling, this collection is made from single use plastic waste found in places like Yosemite, Great Smoky Mountains and Grand Teton National Parks. A range of hoodies, short-sleeve and long-sleeve tees are created in white and black with yellow graphics of the globe, co-branding on the sleeves and a "WASTE IS OVER" message.
The North Face is donating $1 to the National Park Foundation for every Bottle Source piece made in order to support sustainability programs.
You can purchase the entire collection now on thenorthface.com now in men's and women's sizing. via FreshnessMag.com
With the national Puerto Rican Day Parade set to take place on June 9, the Swoosh will be celebrating the annual event with this special Nike Air Max 1Premium “Puerto Rico.” Taking on the country’s signature flag colors, white, red and blue covers its leather, mesh and nubuck construction.
The mismatching nubuck mudguard in red and blue also features subtle dotted patterns across, while other notable markings include “Pa’lante” and “Mi Gente” printed on the inner tongues, in addition to the Puerto Rican flag embroidered on its heels. Finally, special “Nike PR Air Max” branded tongue labels, white midsoles and matching tricolor outsoles in red/white/blue hues finishes off the theme.
Retailing for $140, look for the Nike Air Max 1 Premium Puerto Rico at select Nike stores and online in June. via KicksonFire.com
Releasing this weekend, here is an official look at the Under Armour Curry 6Thank You. Celebrating Curry’s 10 years in The Town, this colorway of the model is a special tribute to his adopted home of Oakland.
The Under Armour Curry 6 Thank You, Oakland colorway is a celebration of these individuals that grind day in and day out, staying true to themselves and their community; the real heartbeat of The Town and everything it represents.
Dressed in a Black, fully knit upper, this Curry 6 flaunts Yellow accents to match the Golden State Warriors now-iconic jerseys. The full-length HOVR midsole is emblazoned with “OAKLAND,” immortalizing The Town and its fans, while the entire shoe rides atop a solid rubber outsole for unparalleled traction. The full-length speed plate underfoot keeps Curry on the balls of his feet, allowing him to blow past defenders with ease, while the external heel counter keeps him stable.
The Under Armour Curry 6 Thank You will release on May 31st on UA.com, UA Brand Houses, and at select retail partners for the retail price of $130. via KicksonFire.com
The Jayson Tatum x Nike Air Max 97 is an upcoming variation of the runner that celebrates Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum. Created as an homage to Tatum’s Chaminade College Preparatory School in Creve Coeur, Missouri, the shoe is covered in the school’s Red Devils colors with red and black on the uppers, followed by printed basketball cartoon graphics applied on its mudguard. It also features drawings of the iconic St. Louis Gateway Arch. Finishing details include silver tongues that read, “Tatum” and “The Deuce” as a nod to his nickname, along with a silver midsole to further symbolize the stainless steel Gateway Arch.
Look for the Jayson Tatum x Nike Air Max 97 at House of Hoops by Foot Locker on June 13, followed by a wider release at Foot Locker locations on June 15. via KicksonFire.com
adidas Originals has partnered with street artist WANTO for a Spring/Summer 2019 collection.
The artist's style comes through in the collection, which stemmed from his desire to create an ideal outfit for work. A blacked-out tracksuit and pants are complemented with yellow accents and reflective material along the sleeves for night time graffiti bombings. There is also a white tee that pairs with the fit. For the footwear aspect, WANTO has taken the Yung-1 and given it the same color palette as the clothing. He chose the silhouette because it recalls the '90s, the era he was born in.
An immersive I Want Candi art installation is open to the public today and tomorrow from 3-9 p.m. at the adidas Brooklyn Farm space. The collection will launch on May 30. via FreshnessMag.com
Continuing its move into the fashion realm, Paris Saint-Germain recently teamed up with Smets to create a collection centered around the club’s heritage.
The limited range is comprised of four different jersey styles, a Windrunner training jacket and a duo of T-shirts. Adding Smets detailing to the Nike and Jordan Brand items, the collection serves to honor the team’s distinct influence on the outlook of football in Luxembourg and growing worldwide popularity.
Check out the Smets x Paris Saint-Germain collaboration which will be launching exclusively at Smets stores with a special FIFA event at Smets Luxembourg April 27. Additionally, Smets is currently offering fans a chance to win a signed jersey with an exclusive raffle.