J.Crew x New Balance 996 for Spring 2015

All the way back in September there were rumblings of J.Crew getting their hands on the New Balance 996 for an upcoming collaboration. The only look we recieved was a “Faded Grey” pair, but the colorway showcased the menswear brand’s ability for a unique subtlety and unmatched quality. Now 3 other NB 996 looks are headed our way for Spring 2015 . Check out each of the 4 new pairs for this upcoming J.Crew x New Balance collaboration after the break and stay tuned for a stateside arrival in the coming weeks.

PUMA “Made In Italy” Handcrafted Pack

Puma Shoes seeks the craftsmanship of Italian footwear makers with their latest “Made In Italy” Handcrafted Pack. When it comes to premium quality renditions, PUMA spares no expense to ensure they are offering up the best pieces that they can.

With this pack, the brand takes it’s sought after Becker and Court Star silhouettes and applies a clean nubuck upper in White, Blue, and Black colorway iterations. The design of each sneaker remains intact with contrast being received from offsetting mid-soles and out-soles. Tonal branded hits are shown throughout the body in identifiable areas.

Nike Air Max 1 FB in Black / Bright Crimson

Recently previewed, additional views of the latest Nike Air Max 1 FB shaded in predominantly Black / Bright Crimson and White hues are provided.

Embodying its original design elements, the Nike Air Max 1 FB consists of a soccer inspired aesthetic which exudes a lifestyle approach. With this particular version listed as quickstrike, or limited release, the silhouette boasts a monochromatic upper of pixelated Black and White dots across its entirety. Sporting the same pattern for its contrasting Swoosh logos accented with Bright Crimson and Blue Lagoon hits, the overall composition is topped off by a crisp White midsole and Black outsole.

Find this variation of the Nike Air Max 1 FB at select Nike retailers overseas now, while a stateside release will soon follow.

New Balance 999 Elite “Urban Exploration”

Get ready to go on a journey of sorts. The latest from New Balance puts the NB 999 in the spotlight, which doesn’t back down! The silhouette pulls off an urban jungle inspired motif that douses the upper in a number of different shades of Blue.

The New Balance 999 Elite “Urban Exploration” first draws your eye in with dark Blue suede material, but then several subtle light shades of Blue will keep your attention on the New Balance 999 silhouette. White and light tan hues help make the dynamic color scheme pop, as does the Turquoise colored inner lining and laces. Head over to your local New Balance retailer to pick these up today if you’re planning on getting your hands on them.

Nike Air Max 1 Mid Deluxe “Barkroot Brown”


Clean looks for the new mid-top Air Max 1 continue with this slick colorway in “Barkroot Brown”. The Air Max 1 Mid Deluxe goes for a decidedly dark color scheme, featuring smooth black leather across most of its upper with matte Barkroot Brown adding accent paneling. Dark grey outfits the midsole, completing the boot-influenced aesthetic of this premium Air Max 1 Mid. Find them now at select European Nike Sportswear suppliers.

A Preview of an Upcoming Nike SB Dunk Low

In addition to the recently featured “Gulf of Mexico” and “BHM” variants, another iteration of the iconic Nike Dunk Low is previewed.

While official information regarding its nickname and release date are still scarce, the images itself hint at a possible collaboration or more likely a special rendition due to a distinctive maple leaf emblem located towards the heel. Unbeknownst to many, the maple leaf is a widely recognized national symbol of Canada.

Perhaps signifying a homage to the country or a particular Canadian retailer, we’re obviously still speculating. Nonetheless, the Dunk Low is comprised of Dove Grey suede for its entire composition while accented with a darker shade of Grey overlays.

Further detailed with bold Gorge Green hits seen on the inner lining, laces and puffy tongue, the overall build is rounded out by a Black Swoosh, in addition to a Dove Grey/Black sole unit.

Possibly releasing this Spring 2015, stay tuned in to KoF for more official information, once it arises.

Puma Disc Blaze “Zinfandel”


Puma’s Disc Blaze continues to be their go-to retro model and it isn’t hard to see why given the Puma Shoes original lacing system and comfortable Trinomic outfitting. Today we get a look at a pair that takes on a lifestyle approach thanks to micro perforations on the toebox paired with a supple suede in red clay. Throw in a cracked marble midsole in dark teal to match the lining and this is one of the more original colorways to arrive on the archival model to date. Stay tuned for a release date in the near future and let us know if you’re feeling this look in the comments section.

New Balance 1500 – Alloy / Tan / Cream

Some of New Balance’s early 2015 offerings are beginning to surface at select retailers, including this great new look for the 1500 in Alloy, Tan and Cream. Part of a new “Urban Exploration” set of colorways for their classic runners, this New Balance 1500 sports an excellent blend of solid and perforated leathers in city scape hues with a few hits of bright green for the branding and second set of laces. Can you ever go wring with a grey-based New Balance silhouette? Look for your pair now as they arrive at New Balance stockists like Premier.

The Remastered Nike Air Force 1 High “NAI KE”

Yesterday the news broke that Nike would be remastering the Nike Air Force 1 High exclusively for their Chinese customers. And while we’re bummed to hear that it will be close to impossible to get our hand on this release, it’s still nice to be able to see pictures of a beautiful quality sneaker, especially when it’s a classic like the Air Force 1 High.

Crafted using high quality leather on the upper, this Nike Air Force 1 High “NAI KE” looks like a sneaker that traveled through a time machine and came from the 80s. The word “NAI KE” is Nike’s name in Chinese and also appears in Chinese writing on the heel tab. Red accents on the suede Swoosh, outsole and ankle strap give vibrant life and color to the classic Nike sneaker.

The Nike Air Force 1 High “NAI KE” will be releasing exclusively at select Chinese Nike retailers beginning in mid-January. Anyone with a Chinese connect going after a pair?

Nike SB Dunk Low “Maple Leaf”

The Nike Dunk Low returns with a pair perfect for the remainder of winter. The curious maple leaf stitching on the heel only adds to the mystique of this upcoming release, but what truly stands out are the use of faint Dove Grey/ Gorge Green combination throughout.  The Nike SB staple utilizes a suede construction throughout for an added premium detailing while black accents arrive on the outsole and branding. Continue onward for a better view of these upcoming Nike SB Dunk Lows and let us know your thoughts in the comments.