What defines heat and hype? In the sneaker community today that question is debatable. Heat to some might be hype to another, and vice versa. When really, a solid collection should just be well rounded. It should have diversity, rare pairs, and should represent the individual style of the owner. Enter: Julien Darnell… He’s been collecting sneakers for over ten years now. He claims he just fell into it after conning his way into a job at Paragon. Well, he now has a dope collection which is constantly growing due in part to his job at Kith. Julien is the perfect example of “Wear What You Like”, and his photos taken by Kith’s resident photographer Tyler Mansour speak for themselves. Julien is a role model to the younger generation coming up in the community, but more importantly he’s the right kind of role model because he’s original. Below is just a glimpse of his collection which ranges from Saucony to Puma, to Nike to Asics. Feel free to peep his Instagram for more kicks and creative shots, or pop into kith to see what’s up and on foot.
2006′s Jordan Spizike seems to be the inspiration behind the upcoming Air Jordan VI “Spizike” slated to release on August 9th, 2014. If you haven’t made the connection yet, both silhouettes feature the exact same colorway and patterns. Another bonus is the fact that the original Spizike will also be releasing in correlation with the VI. Look out for both silhouettes in August.
Air Jordan 6 “History of Jordan”
Release Date: 08/09/14
When we hear Colette, we think simple. Crisp… Blue and white. So this busy Asics Gel Lyte III collab is something unexpected for the French brand. The canvas gives off a marbleized appearance, with very little branding, allowing the shoe to speak for itself. Thanks to Rope Lace Supply for the sneak peak via Twitter. As of right now no info has been released, stay tuned to find out if we’ll be able to get out hands on them or if it’s going to be an overseas exclusive.
It’s been a minute since we’ve seen the Nike Barkley Posite Max come through with new colorways but today, we take a look at a premium rendition of the Barkley hyrbid sporting a star theme. The uppers feature cut out stars on the leathers, while the same patterns take over the liners. A White and Silver colorway tops this Barkley off, with a clear sole finish. These should be arriving at retailers like Major DC this week.
adidas today introduced its game-changing Boost cushioning technology to basketball with the all-new Crazylight Boost and D Rose 5 Boost performance basketball shoes. Boost is an industry-first cushioning technology designed to deliver maximum energy return, responsiveness and comfort to players.
“Having the Boost cushioning in my new signature shoe makes it the most favorite of mine that we’ve ever done,” said Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose. “I’ve played in them for a couple months, but every time I put them on it feels like a new shoe and it’s the most comfortable shoe I’ve ever worn. Now, I can’t imagine playing without Boost in my shoes.”
True to adidas’ mission to make athletes better, Boost features innovative material made up of thousands of capsules that help store and release energy efficiently as athletes perform. The Crazylight Boost will be available Aug. 1 for $140 while the D Rose 5 Boost will drop Oct. 16 for $160.
“Boost compliments my style of play unlike any other shoe,” Portland Trail Blazers NBA All-Star point guard Damian Lillard said. “The immediate comfort you feel when you put on Boost is amazing, and it lasts until the moment you take it off. When you’re an athletic guard in the league, you’re constantly coming down hard over the top of big guys or when you get fouled. With Boost, it’s a lot less impact and more cushioning on my heels.”
Boost basketball technology underwent comprehensive testing for over a year with top NCAA and NBA players. All athletes competed through high performance drills and game simulations and gave universally positive feedback, consistently preferring the Boost version of a shoe compared to an EVA alternative.
“Boost is a groundbreaking development, not just for adidas Basketball but for athletes across all sports,” said Robbie Fuller, adidas advanced footwear concept designer. “The Crazylight Boost and D Rose 5 Boost shoes combine to bring our most innovative basketball footwear to the court to truly transform the way the game is played.”
Additional players who will debut the Crazylight Boost this season include Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls, Mike Conley of the Memphis Grizzlies, Jrue Holiday of the New Orleans Pelicans and Jeff Teague of the Atlanta Hawks.
The Jordan Future Premium “Bred” releases on August 9th, 2014 for a retail price of $185. The Air Jordan 11 “Bred” is one of the most recognizable colorways in the Air Jordan 11 series and this Summer, Jordan Brand is taking the whole concept and adding it on the Jordan Future. The uppers feature Black Woven 3M, while a White and Red outsole is slapped on the bottom giving you the OG Bred 11 feel. Let us know if you’ll be scooping these up when they release.
Air Jordan Future Premium
Gym Red/Gym Red-White
August 9, 2014
Not only will Lebron James be returning to his Cleveland roots this NBA season, but he’ll also be wearing one of the most important numbers in sports history once again – No. 23. The decision was announced earlier today via his twitter account, leaving No. 6 inactive for now. Is Lebron James worthy of rocking No. 23 Again? Let us know.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 27, 2014
Nike has been giving the Air Raid much attention and the latest rendition sees the classic OG “Peace” colorway. Originally seen on the Air Raid 2, this vaguely “tribal Peace” colorway uses a simple black and grey upper accented in bold graphics to make an impressive visual impact. These release tomorrow but save yourself the trouble and You can Buy them now with Free Shipping
Nike Air Raid
Black/Pine Green-Dark Grey
If you thought the full zip hoodies from A Bathing Ape couldn’t get more ostentatious, you were mistaken. Back in rare from are the hoodies in a light sensitive ink that will have yo glowing like a hypebeast lightning bug. The numerous designs each look killer here, designed for ZOZOTOWN, and if you’re really trying to turn up you should make that move and pre-order yours now, too bad they’ll arrive just after Halloween.
If you have been waiting for just the right pair of adidas to come along to join the three stripes bandwagon, these might be your best bet. A second take on the infamous ZX 500 these 2.0 “Black Snakes” feature a synthetic mesh upper that is performance minded and also happens to look damn good. You’ll be able to score your pair via Afew, don’t sleep.