Welcome to Sneaker News #62. Kerwin Frost and adidas have unveiled their third collaboration yet and it’s the wildest yet, delivering a furry collection of shoes. Nike continues to place an emphasis on innovation with the ISPA Link which connects just two pieces of material. Meanwhile, adidas has teamed up with Wood Wood for a new Forum Low drop while New Balance is celebrating 15 years of Boston streetwear staple Bodega with an elevated 574. There are also new Nike Dunk drops and a fluorescent Air Jordan 1 release. Check it all out below.
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adidas x Kerwin Frost YTI Microbounce
Kerwin Frost has let his imagination run wild this year with his adidas collaborations and the latest drop is no different. The YTI microbounce looks to New York and ‘90s/early ‘00s nostalgia for inspiration and returns faux fur shoes full of shiny details including a metallic flash on the 3-stripes. The adidas Microbounce midsole doubles down on the early ‘00s influence, combining aqua blue with cream white. The pair may have saved their wildest collaboration for now. They’re available to buy right now over at adidas.
Nike ISPA Link
The Nike ISPA Link is a design breakthrough for footwear. Constructed with just two pieces and zero glue, it’s made from interlocking components designed to use as few materials as possible. Nike has achieved this without compromising any of the comfort, delivering an ultra-soft foam midsole and a knit upper with a bootie fit. Nike is also encouraging people to drop them off at a Nike store when they’re done with them so that they can be recycled. Step into the future on 22nd July at Nike.
Nike SB Dunk High Premium ‘Coconut Milk & Black’
The Nike SB Dunk High’s have been overshadowed somewhat by their low-cut siblings but maybe it’s time the silhouette took the spotlight. This latest drop is a throwback that nods to baseball kits by colour-blocking with three distinct colours. The cream, red and black colourway makes these sneakers effortlessly classic. Nab them from Nike on 22nd July.
HOKA Bondi 8
Ultra-comfort running shoe HOKA unveiled a new version of its all-vegan Bondi 8 this week. This time around, HOKA has redesigned the silhouette with softer, lighter foams, once again tapping that edge for long-distance runners. While the shoes are definitely on the function over form side, you can’t knock the brand’s approach to aesthetics. The new Bondi 8 is definitely one of the more streetwear-inspired releases on the market and we’re here for it. The HOKA Bondi 8 was released on July 15 and is available on the HOKA site now.
Nike Dunk Low ‘Golden Moss’
Sneakerwear has been all about the outdoors this year from the colourways to the technology. The latest Dunk Low drop once again sees Nike tapping into the great outdoors with earthy hues and a safari-inspired print catching attention here. These sneakers take cues from Nike’s ACG aesthetic by adopting the speckled gum rubber outsole which is complemented by the hemp canvas underlays. They’re so good-looking that you’re probably not going to want to take them into the grime of the outdoors, even though that’s they’re rightful environment. Head to Nike on 26th July for your chance to cop.
adidas x Wood Wood Forum Low
Copenhagen label Wood Wood are the latest brand to team with adidas for a Forum Low iteration. The ’80s show that has come back in full force of late receives a Scandinavian makeover here with a muted but diverse colour palette housed on an off-white base. The Forum Low’s were customised by label head Brian SS Jensen who wanted to take the basketball shoe and reimagine it as a tennis shoe. As such, he does away with the signature velcro strap and focuses on the laces. They’re due to hit the adidas site on 21st July.
New Balance x Bodega 574 Legacy
Australians may not be so familiar with Boston staple Bodega but it’s a streetwear institution both locally and globally. Celebrating its 15-year anniversary, the store has teamed up with New Balance for its own premium 574. The bold colourway pairs rich blue, metallic silver and sunny yellow in a nod to nautical signal flags while the upper pulls together a mix of textiles. Mesh, suede and reflective materials meet on the upper while the midsole features a more prominent stacked EVA platform and ENCAP system. These will be available to buy from New Balance and Bodega from 22nd July.
Air Jordan 1 Retro High Volt
The Air Jordan 1 Retro High continues to be delivered in eye-popping colours, this time giving us the Volt. It’s the classic Air Jordan 1 you know and love featuring premium leather, an air-sole unit in the heel, a perforated toe and rubber traction. It’s all about the colouring though with the upper elevated by fluorescent green overlays met by a stark black Swoosh. Sneakerboy currently has the release listed as ‘Coming Soon’ but you can expect them to fly once they finally do drop.