Air Max 1 'Corduroy' | Image: Nike

Sneaker News #79 – Corduroy Catches Eyes on a Fresh Nike Air Max 1 Drop

Welcome to Sneaker News #79. This week, Nike is shaking up the Air Max 1 by adding a Corduroy upper to the mix made even more eye-catching by the Baltic Blue colour use. Colour is also the statement with the new Air Max Plus drop that’s arriving in ‘Gold and Rasberry Red’. If colour isn’t your bag, the New Balance 9060 ‘Mushroom’ offers a muted look with a futuristic silhouette. Elsewhere, there are new drops from Salomon and ASICS plus a collaboration between adidas and Marimekko. Check it all out plus more below.

Air Max 1 'Corduroy' | Image: Nike
Air Max 1 ‘Corduroy’ | Image: Nike

Air Max 1 ‘Corduroy’

A touch of texture has adorned this new Air Max 1 drop. A refreshing Baltic Blue meets the corduroy upper adding a touch of countryside flair to the overall aesthetic. With a design that balances casual style with a sense of refinement, these shoes are a particularly distinctive look for one of Nike’s most iconic silhouettes. Whether you’re a fan of the corduroy texture or the Baltic Blue colour, these shoes are sure to make a statement. Head to Nike on 17th March for your chance to get your hands on a pair.

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Air Max Plus 'Gold and Raspberry Red' | Image: Nike
Air Max Plus ‘Gold and Raspberry Red’ | Image: Nike

Air Max Plus ‘Gold and Raspberry Red’

Nike’s new Air Max Plus drop is putting ’90s sneaker fashion back on the frontline thanks to its unique gradient colourway that gradually shifts from gold to raspberry red. The shoe is designed with Nike Air technology, offering reliable support and cushioning. The design of the shoe is inspired by the aesthetics of the ’90s, with a midsole arch that resembles a whale’s tail, and an upper cage that references palm trees and ocean waves. Nab from Nike on 16th March.

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New Balance 9060 'Mushroom' | Image: Subtype Store
New Balance 9060 ‘Mushroom’ | Image: Subtype Store

New Balance 9060 ‘Mushroom’

New Balance’s 9060 has been an exciting addition to the beloved 99X series, combining the classic design with a fresh, innovative twist. Drawing inspiration from the Y2K era’s futuristic, visible tech aesthetic, the 9060 features familiar 99X elements with a modern twist. The upper utilises sway bars from the 990, creating a sense of visible motion throughout while the midsole boasts wavy lines and scaled-up proportions, highlighting the ABZORB and SBS cushioning platforms. This design offers an exaggerated level of comfort and support. Subtype will have these available to buy from 15th April.

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Salomon ACS PRO | Image: Subtype Store
Salomon ACS PRO | Image: Subtype Store

Salomon ACS PRO

Salomon has long been the pro of the outdoor shoe and the ACS Pro proves why. The shoe features a mesh upper, which adds to its rugged and timeless look. The blue and green accents on the midsole and toe lend a pop of colour to the shoe, also boasting advanced features such as the Agile Chassis lacing system and All Terrain Contagrip, which promise maximum comfort and support. Head to Subtype for your chance to cop a pair.

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ASICS x Awake NY Gel NYC | Image: ASICS
ASICS x Awake NY Gel NYC | Image: ASICS

ASICS x Awake NY Gel NYC

Designed by Angelo Baque and his team, the Awake NY x ASICS GEL-NYC is the ultimate day-to-night shoe. Combining ASICS’ archival designs with the brand’s latest technology, the shoe features the GEL-CUMULUS 16 tooling system for maximum comfort. The upper blends elements from the GEL-NIMBUS 3 and GEL-MC PLUS sneakers, while the colorways are unconventional yet intentional. The shoe’s name is a nod to the city that inspired its design: New York City. Inspired by youth culture across the globe, Baque aimed to create something that could be embraced in any environment.

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adidas x Marimekko Supernova 2.0 | Image: adidas
adidas x Marimekko Supernova 2.0 | Image: adidas

adidas x Marimekko Supernova 2.0

adidas has collaborated with Scandinavian design house Marimekko for a shoe that’s both eye-catching and eco-friendly. Made with recycled materials, these shoes feature a hybrid midsole that combines the energy return of BOOST cushioning with the bounciness of Springy Bounce. This innovative design offers a soft yet responsive feel, perfect for runners or everyday pavement pounders. Featuring a black, grey, and white colourway, these are a little more muted than Marimekko’s usual prints but they are featured loudly on the midsole. adidas is gearing up to drop on 14th March.

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Golden Goose Mid Star | Image: Golden Goose
Golden Goose Mid Star | Image: Golden Goose

Golden Goose Mid Star

In a tribute to the iconic Mid Star silhouette born in 2013, Golden Goose has launched a new range. The Mid Star is an everyday staple that combines style with versatility, making it the perfect everyday sneaker. Inspired by nineties skate scene kicks, the Mid Star takes a refined approach, embodying a certain cool while also adding an unexpected touch with English-style broguing on the toe and heel. The new series of drops features uppers that use everything from suede and nylon to leopard pony hair and glitter. Head to Golden Goose now to check out the new styles.

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