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"Japan remains the sneaker mecca for those in search of something a little different. Converse’s very limited Addict line is the product of the inner sanctum of just that: sneaker addicts. So, these hardcore fans are rewarded with an ultra-premium tier of converse chuck taylor.This season, suede replaces canvas for the durable uppers, bolstering the spongy upgraded insole and hardy Vibram outsole units. Some fun pastels are on offer, plus classic black.
Revolving around the central notions of ‘Form’, ‘Fit’ and ‘Function’, the three new models by converse outlet reinvigorate one of the brand’s most esteemed silhouettes. Dubbed the All Star Disrupt CX, Chuck Taylor Disrupt CX and Chuck Taylor All Star CX, the Massachusetts-based label are taking cues from their 100-year history to reinterpret an undisputed icon: the Chuck Taylor.‘We’ve always been a progressive brand, but as we enter a new decade we see an incredible opportunity to push the boundaries of our own design and product ethos,’ says Phil Russo, Global VP, Design & Innovation at Converse. ‘How can we really show up for our consumers with products that reflect their physical and emotional needs?
UNDEFEATED have linked with converse sneakers to kick off their ‘Fundamentals’ initiative. Described as ‘a curation of essential items subtly redefined through the lens of UNDEFEATED’, a Chuck 70 collaboration seems the perfect place to start.Two colourways have surfaced: black with navy accents, and white with black and red hits. On the surface they look like your regular Chuck 70 but UNDEFEATED have added some premium touches such as, branding plastered vertically along the heel counter and a small logo tastefully placed on the midsole.
New Balance have given Kawhi Leonard some much-deserved kudos, celebrating his career progression with the ‘Inspire the Dream’ collection. Drawing from Kawhi’s early days at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, the collection features the performance-geared OMN1S and three lifestyle options: the 997S, the 850, and the new balance 574.Each model makes use of grey and navy schemes, elevated with eye-catching pops of red and gold. The OMN1S gets ‘Inspire’ printed in gold on the midfoot band, while each lifestyle silhouette opts for more reserved detailing on the leather/mesh/suede combination uppers.
In a sneaker world full of collaborations, but sometimes general releases really shine through. Take, for example, this new balance 990 that stands out by not doing very much at all.All it does is take its usual grey palette, then some black is added to the rear end, tongue, and toe box accent. And bam, a super clean flip without fancy bells and whistles.Add the primo Made In USA status and quality suede/mesh combo, and NB are onto a winner. Get them now direct.

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Added Jun 29


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