Sneaker News #81 – Nike and UNDERCOVER’s Jun Takahashi Find Simplicity in the Future With the Moc Flow
Welcome to Sneaker News #81. This week, Nike is dominating the headlines with a number of high-profile collaborations. Together with UNDERCOVER, it’s delivering a laceless Moc Flow that manages to be both uniquely simple and futuristic. Meanwhile, G-Dragon’s PEACEMINUSONE puts its visionary eye on the Kwondo 1 for an intricate, detailed shoe. There are also fresh colourways of the Air Jordan 1 High and New Balance’s fresh 1906 Turtledove. Adidas is also back with the second chapter of its Gucci collaboration. Check out that and more below.
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Nike Air Jordan 1 High ‘Black and Lucky Green’
This drop of the Air Jordan 1 High has proved to be hugely popular in the past, so it’s back for another round. Nike has released a new version of this auspicious sneaker that pays tribute to MJ’s impressive performance against an unlucky team. There are a few small changes with this drop including a Nike Air label on the tongue and a clean heel design that allows the Lucky Green leather to speak for itself. Try your luck at catching a pair at Nike on 15th April.
Check out the Nike Air Jordan 1 High ‘Black and Lucky Green’
Nike Cortez x CLOT ‘White and Game Royal’
The new Nike Cortez by CLOT founder Edison Chen bridges vintage style with modern innovation. This expressive and unique sneaker combines ’70s DNA with customizable features. But here’s the kicker: Chen’s take on the Cortez is a 3-in-1 design. You can choose to wear the outer shroud with a collapsible heel and included sock liner for a slipper-like fit, go for the deconstructed Cortez without the shroud, or combine the shroud and Cortez for a layered look. Nike is gearing up to drop these on 14th April and they are expected to go fast.
Check out the Nike Cortez x CLOT ‘White and Game Royal’
Nike x PEACEMINUSONE G-Dragon Kwondo 1
The fresh Nike and G-Dragon collaboration sees them come together on the Kwondo 1 – a playful and stylish sneaker that combines classic dress shoe aesthetics with modern street style. Designed by G-Dragon, this sneaker features intricate brogue detailing, a crafted wingtip upper, and a removable lace shroud. The embroidered daisies on the heel and signature branding add a touch of personality and flair. Get your hands on this unique offering from Nike on the 18th of April.
Check out the Nike x PEACEMINUSONE G-Dragon Kwondo 1
Nike Moc Flow x UNDERCOVER
The new collaboration between UNDERCOVER and Nike is all about simplicity and innovation. Designed by Jun Takahashi, this sneaker combines the unique midsole/outsole of the ISPA Flow with the comfortable and subtle design of the ACG Moc to create a one-of-a-kind experience. The premium leather material ages beautifully, and the black upper makes them easy to pair with any outfit. The cord lacing system with a toggle lock lets you customize your fit on the go, so you can stay comfortable all day long. Keep your eyes on Nike on 12th April for your chance to cop.
Check out the Nike Moc Flow x UNDERCOVER
New Balance 1906 Refined Future ‘Turtledove’
The classic New Balance 1906R men’s sneaker returns with a fresh new look. Named after the year New Balance was founded, this iconic shoe has been updated with an upper inspired by running shoe designs from the 2000s. Despite the updates, it remains a staple in the running world. The shoe’s N-ergy shock-absorbing outsole features a Stability Web for added arch support. Meanwhile, the ACTEVA LITE midsole and ABZORB SBS heel cushioning offer comfort and stability. Made with suede/mesh materials, this shoe features a lace-up closure for a secure fit. Cop right now from Subtype.
Check out the New Balance 1906 Turtledove
Asics Gel-NYC ‘White/Steel Grey’
The GEL-NYC sneaker is a perfect blend of heritage and modern performance running styles. Inspired by the GEL-NIMBUS 3 shoe from the early 2000s, the upper construction is complemented with various embellishments from the MC-PLUS V design. The retro-inspired upper design is contrasted with the GEL-CUMULUS 16 shoe’s tooling system, creating a unique aesthetic. The midsole formation comprises lightweight foams and GEL technology inserts, which provide advanced underfoot comfort. Hit Subtype now to cop a pair.
Check out the Asics Gel-NYC ‘White/Steel Grey’
adidas x Gucci Gazelle ‘Core Black / Yellow’
The adidas x Gucci collection’s second chapter continues to bring together the legacy of the two brands with a unique twist. The Web and white 3-Stripes are juxtaposed, while the GG monogram is combined with the Trefoil once again. Inspired by the ’80s and ’90s, the collection mixes the fashion house’s motifs with those of the sportswear brand, resulting in a series of hybrid looks. These signature Gazelle sneakers feature GG Supreme canvas, combining classic style with modern flair. The price point is expectedly hefty but you can cop right now at adidas.
Check out the adidas x Gucci Gazelle ‘Core Black / Yellow’
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