A direct result of the success of their previous collaborations, the new COMMES des GARCONS PLAY and Converse collab sees a bold “heart-with eyes” pattern adoring the classic Pro Leather chassis from the Converse archives. Shying away from the fanciness usually associated with designer collabs, the Pro Leather by PLAY sees a randomized pattern of the “heart” logo throughout the entire upper, making each sneaker a one of a kind pair of kicks. Presented in Milk, Black Mid and Ox silhouettes, there are plenty of options for the high fashion meets streetwear minded individual. Available in a teared release, expect these to hit NYC May 28th, Paris/London June 1st, and Tokyo/Asia June 21st. More photos after the jump.
Size? is back at it and this time they’ve decided to tackle a very underrated silhouette, the Converse Auckland Racer. This shoe screams classic and with Size? utilizing their instrumental collab process, they have created two beautiful sneakers. Premium buttery soft suede is utilized throughout both pairs of shoes along with vibrant yellows, blues, and green’s. These will be exclusively available May 24th throughout Size? stores and online. Let us know down below if you’ll be calling your Euro connect this weekend. (more…)
Nike Air Max has served as a canvas to many themes over its 30-year history, but never before has it played host to the sky’s most brilliant moment of the day. Featuring the Air Max 1, Air Max 90, Air Max 180, Air Max 95, and Air Max 97, the Sunset Pack shoes feature an orange-to-yellow gradient pattern on Nike Engineered Mesh uppers in a nod to the sun’s nightly descent. Black accent panels add contrast and represent the forthcoming night.
If it’s one model that won’t be going away anytime soon, it’d have to be the Air Max 1 and thanks to the lovely display of Air Units, Materials and Mesh, the demand for these babies is pretty high. This Summer expect numerous colorways of this Iconic classic to arrive at your local retailers, like this Deep Royal and White make up that offers the perfect color combo to wear during the hot weather. These joints release next month so let us know if you’ll be scooping them up.
One of Converse’s most slept on models, the Jack Purcell is back in rare form, this time seeing the ultra-elusive MID top look, this edition is dubbed “Sweatshirts” due to the quality cotton fabric used for its upper construction-which just happens to resemble sweatshirt materials. This classic is chock full of details, from the top eyelets in red to the unique rope laces, this is truly a special pair of kicks. We rarely see Jack Purcells in mid-top form, so make your way over and pick these up now. More photos after the jump.
From Record Deals to Shoe endorsements, Rockie Fresh is on a roll after being signed with Puma last month. Today, Karmaloop goes one on one with Mr. Fresh discussing his passion for sneakers, his collection, and his newest release The Birthday Tape. Check out the video interview after the Jump.
This bold take on a classic Vans Era sneaker sees the pairing of muted and bold colors that collab to bring you a striking pair of kicks. Comprised mainly of a Charcoal Grey canvas upper, one would think this would be a subtle look, but the bold punch of Neon Yellow from the outsole and lining take this pair of Vans to a whole new level. Perfect for stepping out after dark for a night of summer fun, click over now to pick these bad boys up. More photos after the jump.