Despite being one of Nike’s oldest models, the Air Max 90s are clearly dope and versatile enough to continue receiving a lot of attention from the brand’s design team. Following on the tail of their lime green and cobalt/orange releases, Nike Sportswear drops images of an energetic black and yellow colorway. Although they may lack an abundance of originality, these kicks’ use of grey and black as base colors accented by bright pops of yellow make them ideal for summer. Due for release in July
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A new pair of Blazer Highs make their way to select Nike SB accounts this month. Produced with a rugged, premium leather, the shoes pair a distressed brown upper with volt accents coming via suede swooshes, while white highlights are seen on the midsoles and inner lining. Look for these now through your local SB retailer, including Prime Skate Shop
This upcoming June will see a handful of new Nike SB releases, the Black/Orion Blue Dunk Mid leading the pack. Featuring an upper comprised entirely of suede, the Dunk is composed of two slightly differing shades of blue on a jet-black upper and sitting on a white midsole. The Black/Orion Blue Dunk Mid is a sure shot compliment to everyday summer wear and will see the release at Nike SB accounts such as Prime Skate Shop
Nike SB Italy offers up a new video, part of a mini-series highlighting the team’s Texture Tour. This first installment features the initial stage of the tour in Sicily. The piece was directed by Sergio Minnich in collaboration with Andrea Caputo, featuring appearances by Mauro Caruso, Marco Lambertucci, Doneddu Luca, Luca Crestani, Carozzi and Jerome James Campbell. Enjoy!
Supra’s flagship model enters its third iteration with the following silhouette slated for a mid-summer release. Featuring a more mature and grown-up approach relative to its predecessors but also incorporating a distinct technical vibe thanks largely to a rubber cage around the midfoot. Several classic colorways are slated for an initial drop including red, white, black and blue. Several questions from an interview with Chad Muska courtesy of Sneaker Freaker are seen below.
Speaking of which, I’ve got the Skytop III right here. That’s what’s next! How would you describe it to anyone who hasn’t seen it? Where would you start?
History tends to repeat itself and it seems like everybody has been looking for ‘80s gear and old school high tops, so I thought the natural progression was the whole ‘90s, technical era. I worked closely with Josh Brubaker who is an amazing shoe designer and really understands the visions that I have. There’s inspiration from different shoes in there of course, all added with our own twist. If you look at the lines closely you’ll notice it really pays attention to the details found on the original Skytop. With the Skytop II we went a little bit higher than the first version and then on this one, we obviously came down to more of a mid-cut to throw everyone off.
I don’t know what anyone thought we were going to do, but they probably assumed we were just going to go even higher I suppose. It’s hard for me to explain the shoe in a couple of words, but it’s definitely part tech-runner and part basketball shoe, mixed in with the lines of the original Skytops…
That’s a fair description. The rubber cage is the most striking feature.
Actually we had the shoe design without it and we were looking at it like, ‘Yes, it’s cool, we like it, but it needs something else!’ We weren’t sure exactly what it was but then Josh had one design mocked up that had the cage. When I saw it I was like, ‘Oh, shit, that’s it, that’s really what’s going to set this apart!’
It’s interesting that you reference the ‘90s, because it was a time when brands had the balls to say, ‘Here’s where we think the future is, if you don’t like it, don’t wear it.’ Now brands seem to be petrified of what kids are going to think.
Absolutely. If it was up to me I would have made the Skytop III even crazier! I’m envisioning shoes in my head that I don’t see anywhere else right now. When I started at Circa back in the late ‘90s, the tech era was dying down at that point but I still had a lot of ideas I was trying to bring to the table. Right now, the market is going to open back up for way more technical shoes. Personally, I’m all about learning more about production, finding out what techniques can be used, from moulding pieces to seamless stitching to sonic welding – all these different applications that are possible.
Source: FRESHNGOOD, Sneaker Freaker
Here’s a first look at the forthcoming Dunk Low CL pack set to be released for Spring/Summer 2011. Featuring a low profile with leather and canvas detailing, the shoe comes in both white and black colorways with tonal laces and a checkerboard lining. While the sole of the white version uses a more neutral color, the black version sports a bright orange sole. Expect more details about the release in the coming weeks.