10 Breathable Sneakers To Beat The Summer Heat

The summer heat can be an oppressive mistress. Around this time of the year, mercury can reach temperatures that make you think twice about wrapping unnecessary inches of footwear technology around your hooves. Unless you want to have Here Comes the Hotstepper as a personal theme song this season, let us suggest some alternatives to conventional footwear that will help you “put the heat on your feet”, without subjecting your feet to — you know — actual heat. Click through our gallery … Continue reading

Paul Smith 2015 Spring/Summer Collection

Paul Smith took to France this week as the iconic Brit unveiled his upcoming Spring/Summer 2015 collection at Paris Fashion Week. As The Telegraph astutely notes, the range recalls the look of a “psychedelia Britannia” as it opts for a rainbow of colors, zig-zag stripes, metallic sheens, and cannabis-like motifs across loose-fitting silhouettes that include trousers, sweaters, short-sleeve button-downs, and more. Coinciding with the looks are matching footwear and satchels, as well as both scarves and sunglasses. Info wired via: … Continue reading

adidas X Foot Patrol make a sweet Wimbledon sneak, in the “Strawberries & Cream”.

With all the excitement of the World Cup, it’s easy to forget that another, more boring sports event going on: Wimbeldon. In honor of the event, adidas Originals Consortium and Foot Patrol have joined forces to create the new “Strawberries & Cream”. Based on the traditional snack of the tennis tournament, this release revives iconic kicks made famous by Stefan Edberg in 1986. Check them out above and look for them exclusively in Foot Patrol stores. RELATED: WANT A GIRAFFE PRINT SHOE? THE UBIQ X … Continue reading

Stone Island 2014 Fall/Winter Video Preview

Legendary apparel brand Stone Island opted to highlight its selection of bottoms, footwear, and accessories to give audiences a peek at its Fall/Winter 2014. While typically concerned with its must-have outerwear offerings, the Italian designer label proves its versatility with an array of technical chinos, slimmed-down joggers and crisp denim. As utility remains the focal point of the brand, all of the offerings look tailored for movement – either through slightly wider fits or use of stretch material. Alongside these, … Continue reading

The Stevie Williams Signature Estaban From SUPRA Footwear

Adding to it’s Lil Wayne-curated SPECTRE footwear collection, SUPRA Footwear offers a further glimpse into its latest Stevie Williams shoe, the “Estaban.” Minimal in its approach, the Estaban is admittedly one of Williams’ most style-driven and innovative designs. “Growing up, I’d always wear three-quarter length mid tops,” says Williams, “They’re the most stylish to me. The way they looked when I skated, with my jeans, when I was hanging out, they always looked the best.” It’s from this place that … Continue reading

Nike Unveils the Zoom Field General Collection

Nike looks to update its selection of American football gear with the unveiling of the Zoom Field General Collection. Designed with the quarterback in mind, the shoe is the first football-specific training model that incorporates the aggressive traction needed to transition from the gym to the turf. The collection of five models in unique color designs all feature lightweight moulded support uppers, Nike Zoom unit heels, dynamic Flywire cables and plastic outsole “shanks” to assist every movement a quarterback makes. … Continue reading

An Overload of Patriotic Gear for the 4th of July

We’ve already given you a SlamXStyle outfit to get you decked out to root for the USA. That outfit could double as an ensemble showing your allegiance to America on it’s 238th birthday this Friday. But because you can never have too much red, white and blue, we’ve put together an overload of patriotic gear to help you get ready for the 4th of July. We don’t care if they’re intentionally Independence Day-themed or not … we just care what … Continue reading

Valentino 2014 Fall/Winter Navy Mesh and Leather Studded Sneakers

As part of its comprehensive 2014 fall/winter collection, Italian fashion house Valentino has released an updated look to its Mesh and Leather Studded Sneakers. The low-top silhouette is outfitted with navy mesh, suede and leather at its vamp and toe box, while burgundy and gold panels at the heel are further complemented by a khaki tongue patch and a rubber studded heel. Rounded out by a beige rubber midsole and a black outsole, the sneaker is crafted in Italy and … Continue reading

LUISAVIAROMA 2014 Fall/ Winter “Manifattura Tabacchi” Editorial

With the aim to encourage interaction between various sectors of the fashion industry, online fashion purveyors LUISAVIAROMA recently held the 9th edition of its FIRENZE4EVER festival in Florence. One of the highlights of the three day gala included the Style Lab, where models, stylists and photographers took to various settings around the city to shoot exclusive editorials featuring items from LUISAVIAROMA’s current range. In this segment, HYPEBEAST present an editorial shot in the historic tobacco plant of Manifattura Tabacchi. Presenting … Continue reading

Y-3 2015 Spring/Summer Collection

Straddling his efforts between his namesake label and Y-3, Yohji Yamamoto continues to bridge functionality and style in his latest collection for the adidas subsidiary label. Fusing punk and goth sensibilities with hints of hippie influence, Yamamoto delivers a collection that’s emphasized by the use of both traditional and progressive materials. Tracksuits and leather bombers are paired with graphic tees and vests in different gradients, while silver pants and zip-up jackets feature floral patchworks complemented with all-over prints on polo … Continue reading

Nike Air Max 95 “Chilling Red”

For 2014 spring/summer Nike brings to light the Air Max 95 in a striking “Chilling Red” rendition. The iconic runner is outfitted with a black mesh upper with different gradients of purple and grey rippling down its leather vamp. A black Swoosh, hiking boot-inspired laces, and red nylon eyelets offer bold details, while a rubber outsole and full-length Air Max unit provide cushioning and a classic look. Priced at €170 EUR (approximately $ 230 USD), the Nike Air Max 95 “Chilling Red” … Continue reading

A Further Look at the Pigalle x Nike Air Raid

First off an initial unveiling very recently in Paris, we get a further look into Pigalle’s latest effort with Nike. Taking a shoe not often subjected to collaborations, the Nike Air Raid receives a Pigalle re-design featuring two monotone colorways in fuschia and white. Both styles bring forth a detail-orientated approach with subtle branding. Denoted as a shoe destined for the outdoor, special messaging at the heel reads “FOR OUTDOOR USE ONLY.” Stay tuned for more details on a launch … Continue reading

Ateliers Heschung 2014 Spring/Summer Collection

Heritage French shoemaker Ateliers Heschung present their latest Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Still manufactured in its birthplace of Northern Alsace, the brand’s footwear originated there in 1934 serving workers in the area. While retaining the same commitment to quality craftsmanship and premium materials, Heschung continues to deliver new styles for the times with distinguishing elements for this season’s release including the use of Italian vegetable Vachetta leather and Italian suede as well as KVADRAT textiles for added breathability. Finishing details include Norwegian … Continue reading

adidas Originals SL Loop Runner Lookbook

The latest model to join the adidas Originals family has been the SL Loop Runner. Taking nods from the classic SL 72, the more performance-orientated SL Loop Runner features a lightweight upper that preserves from of the key design elements of its predecessor. Check out the SL Loop Runner through a series of styled looks while the shoe is available now at select retailers globally and online through adidas.com. Info wired via: adidas Originals SL Loop Runner Lookbook

Pigalle Unveils Basketball Collection Featuring New Nike Air Raid

For Pigalle, its love of basketball and fashion are two elements of culture that have gain increasing awareness and intersection within the Parisian brand. Coming off the energy of their original Nike collaboration a few short months ago, Pigalle once again unveiled a basketball-inspired collection in Paris, inclusive of an all-new footwear collaboration with Nike on the Air Raid. Taking an aesthetic based around patterns and gradients, the well-tailored sportswear combines with monotone-colored Air Raids that exude the perfect balance … Continue reading

A First Look at the Juun.J x adidas Originals Superstar

Here’s our first look at Juun.J’s latest footwear collaboration with adidas Originals on the iconic Superstar silhouette. Known for its dark and elaborate collections which often create a stir among fashion’s elite, the Korean label most recently elected to go with an all-white aesthetic and simple details. Featuring a leather upper, the iconic rubber shell toebox and three velcro straps for a secure lockdown, this iteration offers a fresh throwback aesthetic for summer. The clean upper sits atop a white rubber outsole which rounds out the … Continue reading

A Closer Look at the Air Jordan 14 Retro “Thunder”

Following up on our coverage a couple days ago (seen here), we’re offering a closer look at the Air Jordan 14 Retro “Thunder.” As many of you already know, the design of this shoe pays tribute to Michael’s passion for motorsports with its Ferrari-inspired contours. Making its first appearance in 2014, this retro silhouette takes on a predominantly black suede upper with hits of yellow throughout. In lieu of our previous post, we can confirm that the Air Jordan 14 Retro “Thunder” … Continue reading

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