There was merely a single collaboration between adidas and BAPE this year in 2017. Technically, rumors about the two BAPE x adidas NMD R1 iterations had been circulating since back in June 2016 and they actually made their retail debut on November 26th last year, the day after Black Friday, but not in Europe. For some reason, the arrival of the BAPE x adidas NMD R1 collaborative release in Europe got delayed and postponed until this year, and the two sneakers finally hit the shelves in January 2017. It seems that the latest collaboration between adidas and BAPE will revolve around the Dame 4. Continue reading This BAPE x adidas Superstar BOOST “Camo” Pack Will Debut Somewhere In 2018
In terms of popularity, adidas may have surpassed Jordan Brand, but Nike is rightfully proving to be worthy competition. In response to the widespread popularity of the adidas Boost soles, Nike introduced their own variation earlier in 2017, in the form of the ZoomX. The Nike Vaporfly Elite, which Eliud Kipchoge wore during his 2-hour marathon, was the first sneaker to be equipped with the ZoomX. Prior to introducing the Vaporfly Elite though, Nike had designed a few prototypes, which ended up serving as the basis for the Zoom Fly SP, which is set to arrive in a New York City-themed colorway. Continue reading This Upcoming Nike Zoom Fly SP Colorway Is Inspired By The Big Apple
Over the recent years, Nike has upgraded the uppers of their Air Max sneakers every so often. For instance, they added Flyknit to make it more breathable and added Flywire to provide more support to the uppers. Until 2016 though, Nike did not make any major changes to the key feature of the Air Max sneakers. That was until the Air VaporMax debuted last year, back in March 2016, during a Nike Innovation event, where several other sneakers were also introduced. One year has passed since the Air VaporMax debuted and it seems that Nike will soon be dropping a new variation that will feature a strap. Continue reading Nike Will Be Introducing A Strap-Equipped Variation Of The Air VaporMax In 2018
It seems unlikely that Nike will be dethroned in the world of sneakers. Nike’s footwear division generated worldwide revenue of approximately $20 billion back in 2016. adidas was and still is the second largest athletic footwear company in the world, but back in 2016, it had generated slightly more than half of Nike’s revenue that year. In 2017 though, adidas managed to surpass Nike’s Jordan Brand, becoming the second largest athletic footwear seller in the United States. The adidas Yeezy line has actively contributed in the brand’s rise in popularity. With 2017 nearing its end, it seems that adidas is ready to upgrade the Yeezy Boost 350 for next year. Continue reading Could This adidas Yeezy Boost Sneaker With A Different Design Be The V3?
Back in September 2017, Pharrell Williams was spotted laced up in a never-before-seen iteration of the adidas NMD Human Race. The unknown colorway he was seen rocking appeared to pay reference to quite an important quote from the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance, namely “For liberty and justice for all.” The right shoe had “LIBERTY” printed over it and the left one had “JUSTICE,” both in bold, capital font. The Black-colored text contrasted well with the Tan-colored sneakers. While Pharrell and adidas have continued to collaborate every now and then, it seems that Chanel is joining in for this latest, upcoming release of the NMD Human Race. Continue reading A Pharrell x Chanel x adidas NMD Is Set To Debt In Paris
The Nike Air More Uptempo debuted 25 years ago and it played a tremendous role in the brand’s exception 1995-1996 campaign. Wilson Smith, currently Nike’s Design Director, was the one who designed the Air More Uptempo. During the 1996 NBA Finals, Scottie Pippen adopted the Air More Uptempo as his sneaker of choice, and he even wore it for that year’s Summer Olympics in Atlana, where Team USA won the gold medal. As of now, sneakerheads are probably waiting for Nike to drop the Air More Uptempo “Flax/Wheat.” However, apparently it will be available on its scheduled release date, but another colorway is on its way. Continue reading The Nike Air More Uptempo “Flax/Wheat” Will Arrive In November Instead Of October