Jordan Brand rolls out with its I KO High OG "Chicago" rendition that supports an obvious nod towards the windy city's Bulls through its colorway. Appealingly sharp and clean in design, the "Chicago" pair adds to the allure with its popular Nike Air tongue tag and bright white sole that brings contrast to the colored panels above. The Air Jordan I KO High OG "Chicago" is available soon via select retailers including Wish.
THE NORTH FACE has unveiled its White Label via this well-executed, outdoor-inspired lookbook for the fall/winter season. The all-new collection offers up a bevy of technical garbs and accessories that have been updated with modern cuts, patterns and details. Hues apropos to the fall/winter season such as brown, olive, navy and black set the tone for the collection, while vibrant hits of yellow, red, green and blue breathe character into the ensemble. A stand out garment is the down square-quilted tweed jacket with a removable hood, which features brown detailing at the shoulders, as well as a distinct blue inner lining. While The White Label is limited to the South Korean Market for the time being, the impressive array of pieces on display here makes it hard to imagine that select items will not make their way to other markets.
While working to oppose the longtime wasteful habits in the footwear industry, FEIT is now set to venture into 'sports' shoes for Spring/Summer 2014 – kind of. The Australian brand will unveil the Bio Trainer for the new season, modeled after traditional running shoes yet maintaining FEIT's environmental conscience. The sneaker is completely handmade and sewn, with a single piece of vegetable-dyed suede (or leather) wrapping around the upper. At the interior, high-quality buffalo leather lines the footbed to provide padding and sweat absorption. These features rest atop a 100% natural latex rubber sole, which is immersed in cold water for 24 hours to allow for minimum weight and optimal flex. While probably not the most viable option for running, the Bio Trainer certainly makes strides in the right direction. Learn more about the making of the Bio Trainer here, where the shoe will also available for purchase next week.
Nike's signature Volt hue makes its way to yet another classic Air Max silhouette with this release of the Air Max Light Essential for Spring 2014. Sporting a Black/Dark Grey-Volt color combo, the retro runner pairs a contrasting white Max Air-cushioned midsole with a predominately black mesh upper, dark grey quarter panels, a light grey suede mudguard, and bold Volt hits throughout. Retailing for $100 USD, the Black/Dark Grey-Volt edition of the Air Max Light Essential is now available via Sneaker Politics.
The Paris Fashion Week highlights continue as Moncler's Gamme Rouge division unveiled its Fall/Winter 2014 collection. Gamme Rouge has already set a progressive, somewhat outlandish precedent for its designs, a tendency perpetuated by designer Giabattista Valla in his menswear debut for the brand. Inspirations for the collection range from contemporary sport to, perhaps, the delivery service industry. Patterns include painted-on camouflage, bold flower silhouettes, and clever appropriations of Moncler's own 'M' insignia. Enjoy a look through this radical assortment, and be sure to pick up a piece (or two) upon the collection's release later this year.
Famed travel brand TUMI looks to the beautiful California coast and the style it inspires for its new Santa Monica collection of versatile silhouettes for men and women. Pairing its core values of great design and function with clean lines and a refined aesthetic, the collection highlights the craftsmanship and premium materials that go into each item. In contrast to the ballistic nylon bags we're accustomed to seeing from TUMI, these pieces feature an abundance of supple, premium leather and are available in asphalt and bridle colors. Some of the highlights from the collection include the Bashford Duffel, Drummond Brief, Frontera North/South Tote and Lincoln Envelope. These pieces, along with the rest of the Santa Monica collection, are available now at TUMI's boutiques and online store.
After a long list of collaborations between the two, PUMA and MIHARAYASUHIRO present their latest fusion of athletic and high-end footwear with the new MY-72 "Patent." Merging the sporty Puma Disc silhouette with a refined wingtip shoe, the shoe features a mesh and leather upper accented with a brogue pattern toebox. Finishing touches include an embossed logo on the heel, raised outsole heel and the unique disc closure system. The shoe will soon release in two colorways at select stockists.
Brooklyn artist Eric Elms and Japanese fashion label Jun recently came together for a special spring/summer 2014 collection. Focusing on an original camo pattern as well as some of Eric Elms trademark artwork, the lineup features blazers, shirts, tees and accessories. Highlight items include the camo field blouson and matching pants and the camo canvas sneakers. Find the collection now through Jun's online store.
adidas Originals presents a new colorway of the ZX 5000 RSPN from its spring/summer 2014 collection. Updates to the silhouette include a leather tag where the cage used to be, an added inner sock for added comfort and a new rugged outsole. Finishing touches include floating three stripes and a soft suede patch at the toe. Look for this and other select colorways of the silhouette now at select adidas Originals stockists now.
United by their love for California - and their Los Angeles and San Francisco homes, respectively - Publish and Benny Gold present a collaborative drop for Spring/Summer 2014. Highlighted throughout the release is Gold's signature Fog Camo pattern - a nod to San Francisco's perpetually foggy conditions - which has been placed strategically by Publish on the likes of the water-resistant Van Ness 3/4 length hooded mountain jacket, Shotwell brushed twill shorts, jogger-style Guerrero pants, and Valencia bucket hat. Depicted here through the lens of trashhand, the Benny Gold for Publish 2014 spring/summer collection drops this Friday, March 7 at select retailers, Publish, and Benny Gold.