Sneaker News #98 – Nike and Stüssy’s Throwback Classic Air Flight 89 Low
Welcome to Sneaker News #68. This week, it’s another Nike and Stüssy collaboration stealing headlines. They’ve collaborated on the throwback Nike Air Flight ’89 and there’s snakeskin print involved. Elsewhere, Nike drops new collaborations with Billie Eilish, while New Balance teams with Patta, and adidas come together with Dime. There’s plenty more to peak your interest below too.
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Nike Air Flight 89 Low x Stüssy ‘White and Pecan’
Unveiling a new chapter in their collaboration, Nike and Stüssy fuse their creative energies to reinvent a beloved hoops classic, the Air Flight 89 Low. Dressed in sleek white leather with tasteful Pecan accents, this rendition elevates with custom snakeskin-textured overlays, paying homage to the ’89 original. The Nike Air comfort is on full display too with cushioning in the midsole, while distinctive Stüssy stylings are evident through the iconic double-S logo and the co-branded Nike x Stüssy detailing at the tongue. Be at the ready on December 13th to cop a pair from Nike.
Nike Air Force 1 Colour Of The Month
This Nike Air Force 1 drop once again pays homage to a pivotal moment in Nike history—the original Colour of the Month series from 1984. At a time when the AF-1 faced uncertainty, it was the visionary shopkeepers in Baltimore who recognised its potential, creating custom colourways that ignited a cultural phenomenon. This series once again captures that legacy by combining classic colours with sleek materials and even a shoe-cleaning toothbrush. This month’s colour is black – one that will be very familiar to fans the AF-1 and looks right at home on the silhouette. Cop from Nike on 7th December.
Nike AAF88 x Billie Eilish ‘Fire Red’
Billie Eilish and Nike’s collaboration continues with another Air Alpha Force 88 SP drop, this time in a striking ‘Fire Red’ colourway. Drawing inspiration from the original model, this release boasts a retro colourway that’s both nostalgic and fresh. Designed for stability, it features a contoured footbed, forefoot strap, and ski-lock heel. Experience lightweight cushioning with Nike Air technology in the midsole, while the rubber outsole ensures reliable traction. Nike will have these available from 8th December.
Nike Air Jordan 5 Retro SE ‘Midnight Navy / Black Football Grey’
Nike embraces the essence of ’90s basketball with the Air Jordan 5 Retro SE in Midnight Navy and Black-Football Grey. Combining premium suede and durable canvas, the distinctive material provides an instantly bold aesthetic. Lace locks capture the spirit of ’90s hoops, while the iconic Tinker Hatfield design ensures a stylised midsole, vented panels, and a Jumpman-branded tongue, maintaining its iconic status. The addition of an icy, translucent outsole and smoky-plastic accents infuse a contemporary feel. Enter the raffle for your chance to own a pair at Highs and Lows.
New Balance x Patta U991PD2
Dutch sneaker brand Patta collaborates once again with New Balance, this time channelling the scenic Cumbrian countryside. The result is a transformative take on the newly unveiled 991v2, where Patta infuses decades-long sneaker expertise into a shoe that embodies the New Balance’s ‘Made in the UK’ quality while showcasing a certain street flamboyance. Multi-layered mesh uppers, adorned with premium nubuck and subtle leather and synthetic textile accents, elevate the classic silhouette. Vibrant fluorescent yellow details and reflective panels pay homage to the ’90s sports footwear, a nod to Patta’s enduring inspiration from the era that dominated the music scene. Enter the raffle at Up There store right now for your chance to become an owner.
adidas x Dime Businetz Vulc 2.0
Skateboarder Dennis Busenitz has ties to both adidas and Dime and on this shoe he showcases that relationship. The result is the collaborative Dime Busenitz Vulc 2.0, blending Dime’s iconic design language with the Busenitz Vulc 2.0’s established function and appeal to skateboarders worldwide. Engineered for optimal performance, the shoe features a molded Adiprene sockliner, anti-slip Geofit collar, and a grippy Geoflex outsole, ensuring it’s ready to roll straight out of the box. The durability factor is enhanced by the abrasion-resistant Adituff toe reinforcement and a sturdy leather upper. Cop from adidas on 11th December. You’ll have to enter the draw prior to be in with a shot.
New Balance x Aimé Leon Dore ‘Basketball Oxford’
Aimé Leon Dore continues its relationship with New Balance on the ‘Basketball Oxford.’ Deviating from the 550’s traditional white leather, this edition embraces a laid-back vibe. The upper seamlessly blends canvas underlays with premium, hairy suede overlays, available in two understated earth-toned shades — brown and taupe. The nylon tongue incorporates a woven label featuring the co-branded logo and wordmark. Co-branding continues with printed logos at the heel, adding a distinctive touch. A two-tone midsole and rubber outsole round out the design. Cop now from Subtype.