Once again it’s time for a weekly round up and I start by apologizing for such a brief round up this week.
Firstly the NIKE SB PAUL RODRIGUEZ 8. Black and photo blue this week sees the popular and ever evolving skate shoe get a serious make over. The overhaul on this shoe now sees a bunch of new advancements. Including “360 degrees of Nike Lunarlon impact protection to the design, delivering lightweight, responsive cushioning plus the board feel that skaters need. The Hyperscreen+ traction layer amplifies durability, and the dynamic Nike Flywire cables are the ultimate solution for an adaptive fit. The P-ROD 8’s outsole traction pattern was created to provide great grip”. Now I’m no skater so I can’t comment on how much this will help skaters but they do look comfy. Anyway I know some retailers may have released already but the official Nike release is this Saturday so if you fancy a pair of these in a black and photo blues. You can find these dropping at Nike.com
The LEBRON 11 “SOUTH BEACH” also drops this week seeing the 11 kitted out in the majorly popular colourway from the Lebron 9. I think for most of you this shoe is very self-explanatory and I’ve heard a lot of buzz this week for them. Personally I think the cw is pretty decent but I’m not at all a Lebron 11 fan and I thought the South Beach 9 was overrated but anyways despite my personal views I know there will be a lot of heads out there to cop these on Saturday morning and if you’re hoping to scoop I wish you luck. You can find these dropping at Nike and Footlocker online as well as Niketown London, Footlocker House of Hoops and a bunch of retailers globally, tomorrow.
Yet again another KOBE 9 colour way drops this time the “GAME ROYAL”. This colourway has been inspired by wild cacophony of South American street art, and features a real mix of colours and patterns perfect if you’re looking for something a little different colour wise this weekend. Scheduled to release on Saturday via Nike.com and other Nike basketball retailers.
Anteater x Saucony Jazz Original Sea Sand. Yes yes another Saucony Collab you would have never thunk it?… this time with Anteater out of Russia. Anyway a very basic, simple but nice colourway which pretty much “does what it says on the tin” featuring a blue upper and sand coloured toe box for that sea and sand feel. The materials on these kicks look decent quality with a mix of nylon and suede but am I the only one feeling a Ronnie vibe from these kicks? Anyway if you’re looking to scoop on Saturday they are due to be released at retailers such as Offspring, Hanon, End, Sneakersnstuff, Footpatrol, Crooked Tongues amongst others.
Another collaboration this week sees the anticipated Patta x Diadora N9000 with a return to an 80’s runner in with a nice Black and red CW with a gum sole and white midsole. “The shoe combines premium suede with buttery leather and mesh. What with the football World Cup in full swing these are a nod to yesteryear football days. The black upper sits atop a clean white EVA moulded sole and gum bottom, with subtle tonal Patta-branding to be found on the tongue and an embroidered number 9 on the heel, a tribute to legendary AC Milan strikers Marco van Basten, George Weah and Filippo Inzaghi. The sockliners feature a grass football pitch graphic and Diadora and Patta branding. Each pair includes a second set of laces and original Diadora packaging.” So with a mix of nice materials and some clever little touches and details this might be something you wish to consider this weekend but only if you have any help in Amsterdam as dropping via way of Patta’s physical store in Dam ONLY this Saturday. With hopefully an online drop and later global release to come.
Also on Saturday we see the Puma Trinomic Fluro Mesh Evolution Pack in some really bright colourways for summer. “Inspired by the brightly coloured drill cones that football players use to practice with – the Puma Trinomic Fluro Mesh Evolution Pack consists of the Puma XT-2’s and Disc Blaze in two fluorescent colourways. Accented with grey speckled midsoles and 3m reflective hits on the form stripe. Uppers consist of ultra light airflow mesh with premium nubuck overlays.” If this something that interests you can find these on Saturday at various retailers such as Hanon, End and Footpatrol.
Another Puma release this weekend see the brand teaming up with retailer Size? For two exclusive colourways in the Puma x Size Wilderness pack inspired by two very different environments. The R698 Wilderness Sahara inspired by barren desert and the XS850 Wilderness Inner City by the transformation of a city after dusk. I checked these out earlier in the week and thought they where great in person. Anyway head over to the size blog for all the full details on the collaboration and if this is a kick you fancy picking up this weekend both launch on Saturday 21st June online at 8:00am GMT via direct links on Size? Facebook and Twitter pages. It will also be available in all Size? stores on the day.
Lastly a little mention for another collaboration on the Reebok Instapump Fury this time Reebok have teamed up with Australian store Highs and Lows. The Reebok x Highs and Lows Instapump Fury OG “These exceptional and iconic looking kicks get a smooth reworking, which was influenced by ’80s Frogman toys. They are eye-catching and unique to say the least, rocking a unique color scheme and an infectious look overall that is sure to catch some attention. You can find these releasing at End Clothing on Saturday