Welcome to Sneaker News #61. This week, Nike and Jacquemus are gearing up for their first collaboration together with sneakers that bring the outdoors and the runway together. New Balance has teamed with Stone Island and Tokyo Design Studio for an innovative shoe while Nike is collaborating with New York-based artist Nina Chanel Abney. There are also new releases from Jordan, Puma and Converse to check out below.
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Nike Air Humera x Jacquemus
Nike and Jacquemus is one of the biggest collaborations of the year and they have not disappointed with the Air Humera. Mountain chic is the vibe that they are going for with shoes that are built for the outdoors and the runway. The details throughout this shoe are beautiful from the luxe suede and leather upper to the metal Swoosh. The textile-wrapped midsole flows effortlessly into the upper pulling the shoes together. They’re going to sell very quickly when they drop 7th July.
New Balance x Stone Island Tokyo Design Studio FuelCell RC Elitev2
New Balance has teamed with both Stone Island and Tokyo Design Studio for a conceptual design. Innovation and quality are at the forefront of this release which is equal parts technology and fashion. FuelCell cushioning, a full-length, energy-returning carbon fiber plate, and breathable knit upper ensure ultimate performance while the jagged-edged, synthetic uppers pull inspiration from the 574. Be on the lookout for them on 8th July from New Balance.
Nike Air Jordan 1 Utility ‘White and Neutral Indigo’
If you’re heading out for the day with no plans to return home these are for you. The Nike Air Jordan 1 Utility is all about convenience, packing as much storage into a shoe as possible. Stash pockets surround the heel so you can leave your bag at home while tough canvas on the upper ensures they last the distance. Head over to Nike on 8th July to cop.
Nike Air Jordan 2 Low x Nina Chanel Abney
New York-based artist Nina Chanel Abney brings colour and angles to her work but her Nike collab keeps things simple and bold. Keeping the original ’86 silhouette, Abney expertly uses rich colour against a largely white sneaker delivered through mix-matched textures. An oversized hangtag elevates the shoe while her illustrations adorn the silver frame. 8th July is when you can get your hands on these from Nike.
Puma Slipstream Lo Retro
Puma is jumping on the chunky retro sneaker trend with the Slipstream Lo Retro. These are an update of the Slipstream Lo model which first debuted as a basketball sneaker in 1987. They’re a lifestyle shoe now and ready to hit the streets with a fresh upper made of leather and suede overlays. Here, the green pops atop whites and greys. Head to Subtype now to cop.
Nike Dunk Low ‘Jade’
Greens and browns have been popular across all sneakers this year and it’s likely that the ‘Jade’ Dunk Low is going to cause some serious attention. Taking inspiration from the colours of nature, the upper of the ‘Jade’ combines leather, suede and mesh for a worn-in look. Join the raffle now at Highs and Lows for your chance to buy.
Converse Aeon Active CX Low Top
You’ve never seen a Converse release like this before. The Aeon Active CX is a stretch bootie shoe that is made for ultimate comfort. A Revolutionary CX foam underfoot with a Crater foam midsole made from 12% recycled scraps ensures both sustainability and endurance. The forward-thinking design brings together suede and leather on the upper giving the shoes a sleek look. Grab them now from Subtype.