Sneaker News #70 – Puma and P.A.M Go Straight to the Hiking Trail
Welcome to Sneaker News #70. This week, we’re celebrating Puma and P.A.M’s collaboration which aims to take fashion straight from the store to the hiking trail. If you’d rather keep it retro, there are plenty of options for that too with Nike bringing back the Terminator High and roughing up the Dunk High 1985. New Balance has new colourways of the 9060 while adidas is making magic with NEIGHBOURHOOD. See that and plenty more below.
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Puma x P.A.M Mens Nano RDR
Puma has teamed up with Melbourne-born brand P.A.M. for a full collection of footwear and clothing. The motive behind the collaboration is to make apparel that can be worn from the store to the hiking trail. It’s part of a wider project PAM/PUMA BIO/VERSE that puts an emphasis on sustainability, constructing with materials that are between 20% and 100% recycled. The Nano RDR brings together the booty silhouette of a Puma shoe with hiking functionalities like a stretch ankle sock and elastic toggles. The colourway is also earthy complimented by psychedelic graphics. Head to Subtype right now to cop the shoes and also see the full collection.
Nike Terminator High ‘Granite and Dark Obsidien’
Nike is no stranger to digging into the archives for inspiration but the Terminator High returns in its original form. It has been completely untouched and unaltered from its 1985 original, sure to excite the retro Nike hardcore. The ’80s are immediately recalled thanks to the classic colour blocking and refined colour palette. The enlarged Nike branding on the heel is also a real throwback. Get ready to go back in time on 17th November over at Nike.
Golden Goose Space-Star
Luxury footwear brand Golden Goose has dropped another new edition in Australian stores this week, with the release of the Space-Star. The new sneakers take a decidedly more comfort-orientated approach than previous iterations, copping an extra-cushion sole and memory foam padded insole. Of course, the trademark Golden Goose ‘distressed’ aesthetic arrives front-and-centre, emblazoned across the suede, nylon and leopard pony skin materials. Definitely not a drop for everyone, but those who get it, get it. The new Space-Stars are available in four variations – tobacco-coloured suede with perforated star; Sabots in tobacco suede with perforated star; leopard-print pony skin with black leather star and heel tab and Women’s in silver glitter with shearling lining. Cop them from 11 November 2022 in Golden Goose stores throughout Australia.
Nike Dunk Low x FRUiTY PEBBLES
Wear your breakfast on your feet. Doesn’t sound so tempting but one glance at the new Nike Dunk Low collaboration with FRUiTY PEBBLES will change your mind. This is one of the most colourful Dunk Low drops yet, inspired by Lebron’s favourite cereal. As a result, it’s a celebration of Lebron and the cereal, bringing crown insignias together with multi-coloured laces. These shoes are a heap of fun and they will be available from Nike on 8th November.
Nike Dunk High 1985 ‘Royal Blue’
We’re going back to 1985 once more with a pair of shoes that truly look like they’ve been existing since the 80s. These look well-worn thanks to frayed edges and a sun-washed blue denim upper. Even the midsole looks like it’s been stepping the streets for decades now. It is, however, all contrasted by crisp white leather and laces on the upper. The Dunk releases have been some of the cleanest drops of the past few years so it’s refreshing to see them roughed up a bit. Cop from Nike on 8th November.
adidas x NEIGHBOURHOOD Adimatic
adidas has teamed with Japanese streetwear brand NEIGHBOURHOOD to revive a skateboarding silhouette from the late ’90s. Fusing Americana and biker aesthetics, these shoes look like magnified adidas shoes thanks to the enlarged, curved three-stripe logo and the chunky midsole. Other eye-catching features include the hair-suede upper and the teeth-patterning that adorns the toe and heel. You can head over to adidas right now to buy the Adimatic.
New Balance 9060 ‘Green and Purple’
New Balance 9060 is a relatively new silhouette in the New Balance collection and the brand is taking plenty of liberties with it. Part of the 99X series it blends familiar features of 99X models with a Y2K aesthetic told through curved lines and fluorescent colours. This latest colourway is the perfect expression of that with the midsole made up of grey with pops of fluorescent green while the upper pairs dark green with pops of indigo and yellow branding. The new 9060 colourways are available to cop right now from New Balance.
ASICS x BEAMS Gel-Kayano 14 GTX ‘Black/Sand’
ASICS has teamed up with Japanese streetwear hero BEAMS for one of the most eye-catching silhouettes of the year. Continuing the hiking and outdoors theme that has been all across footwear this year, these shoes come with a removable mosquito neck kept in place by a heavy-duty strap. It covers much of the upper but look closely and you’ll find a mesh base overlayed GORE-TEX treated synthetic leather and TPU film detailing. It’s all undercut by an off-white GEL midsole that brings a futuristic feel to the table. Head to Highs and Lows now to snap these shoes up.