Welcome to Sneaker News #58. Nike Air Jordan has brought back the ‘Green Bean’ from 2006, the sneaker with an entirely glow-in-the-dark upper. If you’re not into your feet glowing through the night though, there’s plenty more for nostalgia seekers including a new Air Max 1 colourway and the ’90s-leaning Air Kukini. Elsewhere, there are new collabs between Reebok and Tyrell Winston and Crocs and Salehe Bembury as well as one of Teddy Santis’ first official collections for New Balance. Check it all out plus more below.
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Air Jordan 5 ‘Green Bean’
Jordan is reviving a fan favourite from 2006, the night-ready ‘Green Bean’. The entirely silver upper is designed to light up in the dark making it a show-stopper at night. During the day, there’s still plenty to marvel at though including the neon green accents and embroidered Jumpman logo on the heel. Nike is due to drop these online on 6th June.
Nike Air Max 1 ‘Light Madder Root And Worn Blue’
The Air Max 1 has been a hallmark Nike shoe since its first release in 1987 but it continues to find new ways to reinvent itself. This latest colourway of the Air Max 1 seeks to mix summer vibes with trail shoe aesthetics. Premium suede and mesh adorn the upper, mixing neutral tones with vibrant blues and greens. They’re great-looking shoes ready for adventure. Cop on Nike from 3rd June.
Air Kukini SE ‘Kumquat and Action Red’
The Air Kukini SE is one of the more radical silhouettes in the Nike roster so it’s only right that it gets a bold colourway. This latest release features stretchy neoprene fabric with a leopard print pattern bringing ’90s Spice Girls vibes. That nod to the ’90s is extended with the sporty mid-sole with visible air cushioning. Keep an eye on Nike on 26th May to buy.
Outdoor, adventure-leaning footwear is dominating the sneaker game right now and adidas is adding another silhouette to the mix with the Roverend. It takes elements from archival adidas silhouettes and redesigns them with outdoor-ready features. Set on an exaggerated rubber outsole, these shoes are one of the bulkier adidas releases but they manage to be both durable and forward-thinking. They are available from adidas right now.
New Balance x Teddy Santis MADE in USA 990v3
Aimé Leon Dore’s Teddy Santis has been the creative director of New Balance for just over a year and in that time he’s put the brand back in the sneaker game. He’s finally ready to release his own collection and for this release, he takes on the MADE in USA 990v3. One of the best-made sneakers out there, Santis delivers a crisp colourway of whites, creams and greys all on a pigskin and mesh upper. Expect these to sell quickly when they drop at Subtype on 26th May.
Reebok x Tyrrell Winston Club C 85
From Maison Margiela to Cardi B, Reebok’s Club C has experienced a renaissance recently. Tyrrell Winston is the latest to offer up his vision of the Club C. Known for his basketball-based installations, he’s offered up a minimal take on the Club C that references his own work. The neutral-toned palette is elevated by his take on the New York logo which appears on the tongue. Subtype currently has these listed as ‘Coming Soon’.
Crocs x Salehe Bembury Clog ‘Crocodile’
The jury may forever be out on whether Crocs can be cool or not but it’s hard to look away when it’s a Salehe Bembury croc. Bembury has completely reworked the clog, removing the trademark holes in favour of concave ridges. The straps are removable so you can use the clogs for both comfortable, everyday wear and for outdoor adventure. The ‘Crocodile’ colourway means there’s no hiding these, not that there’s any reason to when it’s a Bembury shoe.