Bright colorways and summer sneakers go hand-in-hand, and adidas Originals is releasing five silhouettes that are perfect for warm weather as part of their “Summer Spice” pack. Designed with principles from the new Atric F/22 PK in mind, each shoe is constructed with merino wool-infused Primeknit making for a shoe that’s sleek enough for the summer but durable enough for colder months as well. The pack features the aforementioned Atric alongside an NMD R2, EQT Support ADV, Swift Run, and the brand-new adilette Sock, all arriving in a bright “Trace Orange” colorway. Black 3-stripe detailing adorns every shoe except for the adilette sock, which boasts a one-piece upper on top of a classic adilette sandal which serves as the midsole/outsole. The pack aims to place silhouettes both classic and new in a fresh light, and if you want some brightly-colored kicks for the summer, the whole pack will be available on adiddas.com May 11th, with prices ranging from $85-$160.
The adidas Originals Arkyn, a new women’s-only silhouette that premiered with a Kendall Jenner-fronted campaign early in May is returning in two new premium iterations later this month, a “Dark Blue” and a “Chalk White,” inspired by archival adidas silhouettes as well as the future of the brand. Featuring a mesh upper with premium nubuck overlays, the Arkyn’s unique lacing system provides a striking aesthetic, while the three-stripe graphic is dressed up in a reflective material for low-key flash. A tonal gradient graphic adorns the stretchy collar, and a white Boost midsole/gum outsole complete the shoe’s fearless look. Both of these new Arkyn colorways will release on adidas.com May 12th, and retail for $160 USD.
adidas has concocted yet another unique new take on their flagship Boost running line: the Solar Boost, which features a ultra-comfortable Boost midsole merged with a new upper technology called Tailored Fiber Placement. The new material is designed with precise data so its fibers are connected together perfectly, and it also features Parley material in the midfoot for extra support. Beyond the new upper technology, the Solarboost offers an updated Energy Rail in ride for both men and women.The men’s Solarboost features a black upper with white adidas branding, an aqua heel cage, and aqua/orange midfoot detailing. The women’s colorway features a dark ink blue upper with mint adidas branding and lilac accents, and mint/lilac midfoot detailing. Both shoes feature an iconic white Boost midsole and black outsole. Look for both of these futuristic Solarboosts to arrive on adidas.com May 17th for $160 USD, and for more adidas news check out the original “Turtledove” Yeezy 350 Boost samples Kanye West recently unveiled on Twitter.
size? and adidas are back once again to continue their successful partnership on the 1971-adidas Originals Trimm Star silhouette. Named after the German sports initiative that was meant to get people out of their houses and start living a healthier lifestyle in the early 70’s, the Trimm Star dons a sleek aesthetic that Three Stripes loyalists have become accustomed to. Dubbed the “VHS”, the tri-colored striping that you see on this sneaker’s midfoot is inspired by the cult practice of video-taping classic soccer matches on VHS tape. Its color palette stems from graphics that were found on the boxes of those aforementioned video tapes. Gilly loops replace customary eyelets on this particular model, while gold foil branding and an attractive gum sole unit complete this retro look. Pairs will be available exclusively online at size? and in all their brick-and-mortar locations on Friday May 4th for £80, with another pair slated to drop in the coming weeks.
Celebrities and collaborations were the name of the game this week in sneakers, as Kanye West premiered a ton of new Yeezys, from 350’s to 500’s and Wave Runners during his Twitter deluge while also finding time to roast Nike’s M2K Tekno. Kanye’s label mate Travi$ Scott’s “Cactus Jack” 4s were unvieled by rapper Sheck Wes and then rocked on court by NBA sneaker king PJ Tucker, and Tyler, The Creator also got in on the fun as he previewed a new Golf Le Fleur Converse One Star. Air Max collaborations both classic and futuristic with ACRONYM and atmos made waves, as did a rumored Vans/Nasa collaboration. On the Air Jordan front, the “Best Hand In The Game” collection garnered a great deal of attention, and Nike Running claimed their share of the spotlight with the announcement of their amazing new FlyPrint technology and the upcoming re-release of a classic Zoom Fly. For all that and more, dig in to this week’s edition of Top Stories.