Welcome to Sneaker News #78. This week, Nike and Tiffany & Co. are making headlines with their luxe Air Force 1 collab that brings sterling silver to footwear. If that’s a little out of your budget, Nike has a classic Cortez drop while New Balance is continuing the return of the 580. Elsewhere, Air Jordan 3 is celebrating 35 years in the game while the Puma Clyde has notched 50 years of existence. Check it all out plus more below.
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Nike Air Force 1 x Tiffany & Co. ‘1837’
The Nike Swoosh and Tiffany Blue may be two of the most iconic elements in branding of all time so what does it look like when they come together? Expensive. Nike and Tiffany & Co. have collaborated on a premium Air Force 1 that delivers a Tiffany Blue Swoosh atop premium black leather. The cherry on the top is the sterling silver piece on the heel which makes the high pricepoint make sense. These are going to be a collector’s edition for the ages and they go on sale on 7th March at Nike.
Puma Clyde OG For All Time
The Clyde is not only one of the most iconic Puma silhouettes of all time but one of the most recognisable sneakers of all time. This year, it celebrates its 50th anniversary and to celebrate Puma is releasing 3 colourways – red, green and blue – in a premium drop. It stays true to the original by using suede on the upper but Puma is growing with the times, using environmentally responsible leather manufacturing, audited and certified via the Leather Working Group protocol. Keep an eye on Subtype for release details.
Nike Cortez ‘Aloe Verde’
The Cortez is one of Nike’s most enduring silhouettes. Originally introduced as a running shoe it’s become a lifestyle staple that’s made countless comebacks in its lifetime. This time around, it arrives in ‘Aloe Verde’ going hard on the retro vibes. The upper sees suede accents meet vintage branding and pops of green. Verde Green and Sail are the dominant colours, undercut by the classic gum outsole. Head to Nike on 28th February for your chance to purchase.
Nike Air Jordan 3 White Cement Re-imagined
The Air Jordan 3 in ‘White Cement’ is one of the most classic Jordan colourways of all time. Introduced back in 1988 it became a court staple and 35 years later it’s still going strong. To celebrate the occasion, the ‘White Cement’ is being re-imagined incorporating old and new elements, celebrating its heritage and future. Yellowing on the midsole, eyelets and backtab gives it an aged look while the elephant print overlays have been updated to reflect the ’88 original. This is going to be a sought-after release but you can try your luck on 11th March at Nike.
adidas x Bad Bunny Campus Light
The adidas and Bad Bunny collaboration continue to prosper, this time with the Puerto Rican star bringing his style to the Campus. As he did with the Forum, it’s a maximised silhouette with a plush collar and double tongue. The mudguard paired with the luxe leather upper makes it look almost unrecognisable as a Campus, making statements as its own silhouette. The chalk-white colourway makes it versatile and has helped it become an instant sell-out. So much so that you’ll have to check resale prices if you’re interested.
New Balance 580 White (100)
The chunky shoe phase at New Balance continues with the 580 coming back into focus. The 580 actually had humble beginnings as a regional adaption of 585 for Harajuku. Since then, it’s become iconic in its own right and you can see why when it arrives in fresh colourways like this. This white, grey and green drop is an instant classic pairing a suede tongue and heel with a reflective ‘N’ on the side. The ABZORB midsole and ROLLBAR stability post system ensure maximum comfort and support. Head to New Balance now to get your hands on a pair.
adidas NMD S1 RYAT ‘Focus Olive’
Louis Vuitton’s new men’s creative director Pharrell continues his partnership with adidas bringing his Humanrace brand to a relatively new NMD silhouette – the S1 RYAT. The mid-top offering of the NMD family looks a little like a military boot particularly when paired with the olive colourway that Pharrell has brought to it. A rubberized TPU mudguard and toecap mean that these can hit plenty of different conditions while the pink and lime green accents make them street-ready. Hit up adidas right now for your chance to cop.
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