adidas Originals has made a contemporary iteration to its EQT Running Cushion ’91 model via this “Snake Pack.” The uppers comprise predominantly of breathable mesh and leather, while snake skin print accents are tastefully implemented on areas such as the Three Stripes, toe, tongue and rear. Moving down, we find clean white midsoles paired with contrasting black outsoles to finish off the look. Have a look at the images above and keep checking back for release details on both versions when they are known.
After the initial unveiling of the adidas Originals ZX Flux NPS pack, we now have a better look at the silhouette in the “Core Burgundy” rendition. Featuring a burgundy, textured upper to match with the tonal heel cage and welded Three Stripes, the shoe then sits atop a two-tone design midsole, which incorporates the signature Torsion tooling. Finishing touches include a contrasting black neoprene sock liner and navy accents on the tongue as well as on the collar. The adidas Originals ZX Flux NPS shown above is now available at the brand’s online store and select stockists including Afew.
The Nike LeBron X has received a custom makeover courtesy of sneaker enthusiast ROM. Dubbed the “Shattered Prism,” the inspiration plays on the previously released “Prism” iteration but with a colorful twist. Most notably, the upper is slathered in an almost kaleidoscopic print while retaining the bold black colors on the breathable mesh panels. While the shoe sits atop the original white midsole and Zoom outsole, further custom details can be found in the linings and lace tabs where they also incorporate that multi-colored print. Enjoy the images above and head over to ROM’s Instagram for more sneakers.
Since his “Better Out Than In” residency in New York, Banksy has stayed relatively under the radar but a new piece from the infamous graffiti artist has now popped up in the quaint, little town of Folkestone, England. Depicting an old lady staring at an empty plinth while wearing a museum audio guide, the piece is finished in tonal shades of grey and black.
The designers at Nike continue to develop new ways to creatively innovate and integrate the latest technology with today’s reigning looks, as seen with production of the Nike Flyknit Roshe Run “Random Yarn Color” pack. The concept was conceived when Nike designers decided to randomly thread together 12 colors of excess yarn, which were left on spools from other Nike Flyknit models to craft the shoe uppers. As a result, no two pairs are alike. Furthermore, each half pair is distinct, creating a totally unique experience unlike any other that has been introduced to the shoe market. The “Random Yarn Color” pack will be available online at nike.com beginning October 4, and at select Nike Sportswear retailers.
ASICS has given its Gel Kayano silhouette a new spin with the “Glow in the Dark” edition. Now an established retro model in the ASICS lineup, this design features a black and white upper of mesh and suede, with blue accents around the heel counter, tongue and lining. The ASICS branding is done in blue and black and offers midfoot support, while the white paneling lights up in fluorescent green in the dark, which is bound to turn heads. The midsole of cushioned Gel is white with grey and black accents, and sits atop a blue outsole. This silhouette is now available online at Sneaker Politics.
Jodeb directs a cinematic tale of revenge for Tinashe‘s latest single “Pretend” featuring Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky. Interlaced with scenic shot fillers, the music video builds upon a story of cheating and retaliation, up until the sudden climatic ending. “Pretend” is the second leading single off of Tinashe’s upcoming debut album Aquarius, which will be available October 7.
In the wake of the veritable media frenzy that followed the release of the now-infamous “Kuro” burger from Burger King Japan, McDonald’s Japan has also released their own variation of the all-black burger. However, McDonald’s seems to have chosen to stage a more discreet release, quietly selling it at three branches in Tokyo’s Shinjuku area. As part of its Halloween set special, the Squid Ink Burger consists of two beef patties covered in cheese and topped with fried garlic, sandwiched between two buns dyed with squid ink, and is available alongside a white burger featuring chicken fillet and Camembert cheese. However, the Squid Ink Burger differs from Burger King’s “Kuro” burger in that its cheese retains a familiar golden yellow color, and the buns are reportedly a shade of very dark brown rather than black.
Having effectively eliminated all barriers to creating your own T-shirt, Snaptee has been a revolutionary platform for those looking to apply creativity into T-shirt form. As one of the platform’s most recent efforts, they’ve teamed up with Lee Jeans to celebrate the companies 125th anniversary. In doing so, they’ve unveiled the “Lee Denimfier,” which allows Snaptee users to apply unique denim effects to their T-shirt creations. The first two users who share their efforts on Instagram each day of the promotion with the hashtag #lee125 will be given the opportunity to win a special gift set including can also result in the chance to win a premium limited edition Lee Watch, their customized Lee Denimfer tee, and an art album created by world-renowned master photographer Nobuyoshi Araki. The contest runs between September 26 and November 14, 2014. For more, check out Snaptee’s website here.
Taka Hayashi and Vault by Vans supplement this season’s drops with a premium take on the Mid Skool. Offered in a trio of colorways, Hayashi’s deluxe mid-top features intricate details throughout, coupling diamond-embossed quarter panels with accent-stitched ankle counters, herringbone-molded toe bumpers, and pressed midsoles. Available in Honey, Light Grey, and Total Eclipse colorways of leather, suede, and nubuck, the TH Sk8 Mid Skool LX is set to hit Vault stockists this October for $140 USD.