Welcome to Sneaker News #96. This week, the adidas Samba continues its big moment through collaborations with Wales Bonner and Pharrell, slightly tweaking the look and feel of the shoe. If you have Samba fatigue though, there is also an Off-White take on the Nike Air Force 1 Mid that keeps Virgil Abloh’s legacy alive. There are fresh collabs between Reebok and Tyrell Winston and New Balance and Aimé Leon Dore. Check it all out plus more below.
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adidas x Wales Bonner Samba Pony Tonal Low
Following a hugely successful collab, Wales Bonner and adidas are back together for an even more impressive release, with the Fall/Winter 2023 collection featuring a tribute to free-spirited expression. The Samba Pony Tonal Low Trainers epitomise creative energy and individual style. While paying homage to the original design of these iconic shoes, they feature a hairy leather upper and a rubber outsole. It’s a fresh take that also stays true to the shoe’s classic construction. It’s a member-only release set to drop at adidas on 7th November.
Nike Air Force 1 Mid x Off-White™ ‘White and Varsity Maize’
Virgil Abloh’s indelible influence continues with the unveiling of the Air Force 1 Mid x Off-White™. This iteration marks the celebration of the iconic AF-1’s 40-year legacy, giving it a futuristic twist while paying homage to the sneaker’s origin story. The blend of White and Varsity Maize carries the spirit of the I-95 corridor in New York, a locale integral to the AF-1’s storied history. To further accentuate its retro vibes, airbrush-inspired branding channels the early-2000s aesthetic. Virgil’s signature innovation is present too: the inclusion of a secondary set of laces, intricately threaded through Flywire cables. Be at the ready on 9th November to cop as these are going to sell fast.
Nike SB x TIGHTBOOTH®︎ Dunk Low Pro ‘Black and White’
The Nike SB x TIGHTBOOTH Dunk Low Pro sees TIGHTBOOTH founder Shinipei Ueno takes his eye to the Dunk. Hailing from Osaka, Ueno and his crew showcased a new perspective on Japanese skate culture in 2005. Through the video series ‘Lenz’, he and his crew, spotlighted nocturnal skateboarding culture and now he’s bringing that knowledge to the Dunk. Textured overlays mirror the metal grates pivotal in after-dark skating, while reflective Swoosh panels, a co-branded tongue, and subtle hints of Safety Orange infuse the Dunk with the essence and harmony of TIGHTBOOTH’s distinctive visual identity. Nab from Nike on November 14.
Nike Air Jordan 5 ‘Navy’
The AJ5 ‘Navy’ brings together a classic silhouette and a classic colourway. Crafted from premium suede and robust canvas, these kicks showcase a unique material fusion. The combination of Midnight Navy and Football Grey delivers a bold, timeless finish. Thanks to lace locks, your style remains firmly rooted in the ’90s basketball scene. While maintaining the iconic Tinker Hatfield design, featuring a stylised midsole, vented panels, and a Jumpman-branded tongue, these shoes introduce a fresh perspective with an icy translucent outsole and smoky-plastic accents, ensuring a contemporary touch while honouring the classic legacy.
Reebok x Tyrell Winston Club C Revenge Vintage
The iconic Reebok Club C takes a creative spin with a New York City artist, Tyrell Winston. This edition features clean white leather uppers for a timeless touch, while a generous serving of faux fur adorns the heels. Winston’s distinctive New York Yankees logo graces the left label and insoles, injecting a burst of the artist’s unique identity into this classic. This fusion of artistry and classic design brings forth a standout sneaker with an authentic NYC vibe. Head to Highs and Lows to join the raffle right now.
New Balance x Aimé Leon Dore 650R
After unearthing the 650 silhouette in 2021, Aimé Leon Dore continues to run with the silhouette. The latest iteration is dedicated to commemorating the Mulberry Classic hoops tournament that graced New York City on June 10th. This timeless athletic design boasts a white leather upper with striking accents in black, baby blue, and green, complemented by a gum rubber outsole. The addition of open mesh at the ankle collar, tongue, and the ‘N’ branding infuses a breath of fresh style. A co-branded tongue label weaves together a contrasting New Balance logo, set against Aimé Leon Dore’s iconic apple basketball mark, creating a distinctive and celebratory sneaker. Cop the sneakers from New Balance right now.
adidas Humanrace Samba ‘Ash Grey’
Pharrell breathed new life into the timeless Samba shoes and he’s continuing to do so with a new colourway. With the Humanrace Samba, craftsmanship takes centre stage, embracing ultra-premium leather that pays its respects to the shoe’s football heritage. A distinctive feature, the extra-long foldover tongue allows for versatile styling, offering two unique looks in one. Completing the picture, a sleek suede T-toe adds a dash of contrast. Head to adidas right now to get your hands on a pair.
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