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adidas x Wales Bonner Samba MN | Image: adidas

Sneaker News #109: adidas and Wales Bonner Merge Football and Fashion Once Again


Welcome to Sneaker News #109. Once again, all eyes are on adidas and Wales Bonner as the fashion duo set their sights on a slightly different silhouette to the OG Samba. Elsewhere Adidas has also collaborated with Sporty & Rich, while Skepta and Puma have collaborated for the first time on an iridescent winner. There are also classic Nike Dunk and Air Jordan 4 drops if you’re looking for fresh Nike. Check it all out plus more below.

adidas x Wales Bonner Samba MN | Image: adidas
adidas x Wales Bonner Samba MN | Image: adidas

adidas x Wales Bonner Samba MN

The Adidas and Wales Bonner collaborations have become one of the most sought-after releases in footwear. This time around, Wales Bonner eyes a slightly different Samba silhouette with the MN. This iteration of the classic adidas Samba retains its football heritage. It combines rich, premium leather with soft pony-hair accents, offering a unique two-tone effect on the upper. The satin lining provides luxurious comfort, and reflective laces add a subtle sparkle. It’s available to buy now, but you’re going to have to be quick. Head over to Subtype.

Nike Air Jordan 4 'Oxidised Green' | Image: Nike
Nike Air Jordan 4 ‘Oxidised Green’ | Image: Nike

Nike Air Jordan 4 ‘Oxidised Green’

Sometimes all a perfect silhouette needs is a classic colourway and this one feels just right. The Nike Air Jordan 4 gets an ‘Oxidised Green’ makeover with a pristine white leather upper accented by metallic Oxidised Green on the eyelets, midsole, and branding. Nike Air cushioning in the heel and forefoot ensures the usual comfortable stride, while original design elements like floating eye stays and mesh-like panels keep it feeling like the ’89 original. May 25th have your fingers at the ready over at Nike.

Nike ISPA Universal 'Black' | Image: Nike
Nike ISPA Universal ‘Black’ | Image: Nike

Nike ISPA Universal ‘Black’

Part sneaker, part sandal, part whatever you want to call it; the Nike ISPA is one of the brand’s current innovation drops. Featuring a modular design inspired by Nike’s Air Max 270, Zoom Type, and Solarsoft HTM models, this shoe is designed to look like the future of footwear. Crafted using computer-driven data, each pair boasts a unique, artisan finish, ensuring no two shoes are alike. May 23rd is when you can get your hands on this one-of-a-kind shoe.

Nike SB Dunk Low 'Toile' | Image: Nike
Nike SB Dunk Low ‘Toile’ | Image: Nike

Nike SB Dunk Low ‘Toile’

The Nike SB Dunk Low ‘Toile’ explores the juxtapositions of Paris, blending grunge and glam with a Baroque-inspired toile print. The canvas upper reveals Dragon Red suede beneath as you skate while gold accents and a vintage Sail outsole manage to be both chic and rustic. This edition showcases contrast stitching, ornate detailing, and a custom gold insole, all nods to Paris’ art and skate scenes. Nike will have this online on 25th May.

New Balance District Vision x FuelCell Supercomp Elite v4 | Image: New Balance
New Balance District Vision x FuelCell Supercomp Elite v4 | Image: New Balance

New Balance District Vision x FuelCell Supercomp Elite v4

Designed specifically for marathon day, this racing shoe puts a focus on energy return, lightweight design, and a secure fit. The FuelCell foam provides a propulsive feel while the Energy Arc system combines a sport-specific carbon fiber plate with strategic midsole voids to enhance energy return. Featuring a solid rubber outsole for durability, this special edition shoe, in collaboration with District Vision, manages to look as good as it feels. The airy mesh upper and suede accents are just the cherry on top. Grab from New Balance on 27th May.

adidas x Sporty & Rich Handball Spezial SP 'Brown/Gum/White' | Image: adidas
adidas x Sporty & Rich Handball Spezial SP ‘Brown/Gum/White’ | Image: adidas

adidas x Sporty & Rich Handball Spezial SP ‘Brown/Gum/White’

adidas teams up with Sporty & Rich to spotlight the Handball Spezial, another silhouette that has been gaining in popularity. These sneakers feature luxurious brown and pink suede uppers that embody the brand’s refined and minimalist aesthetic. Gold foil debossing alongside classic adidas branding elevates the shoe while the vibrant gum midsole and outsole provide a striking pop of colour. These are already close to selling out but you can get your hands on the final pairs over at Highs and Lows.

Puma x Skepta FS | Image: Puma
Puma x Skepta FS | Image: Puma

Puma x Skepta FS

Puma’s collaboration with Skepta has already sold out but these are too good not to spotlight. The British MCs first ever Puma collaboartion is also one for the books, a subtle looking shoe that comes alive in the light, literally. The black upper looks pretty low-key to the eye but Iridescent reflective overlays ensure that once they catch the light they come alive. Additional laces in orange and yellow are also an option if you want to up the colour explosion even more.