Air Jordan 1 China-only Charlotte Hornets “Feng Shui” release

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Hypebeast:

As we all know, Michael Jordan is the majority owner of the Charlotte Hornets, and as a result, we get to see some pretty fly Air Jordans inspired by the franchise.

This time around, the iconic Air Jordan 1 features a wonderful combination of purple, teal and white, making for a solid drop. Unfortunately however, this is slated to be a China-only release, which is why the brand has opted for a rather peculiar nickname for this model, considering it’s colorway.

Feng Shui is a “Chinese term that translates to wind-water in English, and is a philosophical system of uniting the mind, body and soul with the surrounding environment,” says Sole Collector.

The Air Jordan 1 “Feng Shui” will hit select Chinese stockists starting October 10.

NEIGHBORHOOD (Japan) x adidas Originals Pro Model “Night Marine”

Longtime friends adidas Originals and Japanese label NEIGHBORHOOD have released another sneaker to add to their extensive collaborative offerings. First seen back in February, this understated Pro Model is dressed in a premium leather Night Marine upper with a shell toe, vulcanised midsole and leather Three Stripe details. The traditional NEIGHBORHOOD pirate logo gets the Three Stripe treatment as well, and is featured on both back heels on this otherwise minimal style.

Check out the NEIGHBORHOOD x adidas Pro Model Night Marine collaboration above and keep an eye out for these at select adidas Originals retailers, available now for a price of $125 USD.

Converse 2015 Chinese New Year Premium Collection

 

visvim (Japan) 2014 Winter Skagway Hi KAPA

 

adidas Y-3 Laver High II

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adidas Y-3 has unveiled the Laver High II, which draws inspiration from the adidas Rod Laver silhouette. Featuring an ominous black speckled upper with an olive panel that runs from the toebox to the tongue, this standout iteration makes great use of premium materials for a unique look.

Underneath lies a contrasting white rubber sole unit with black perforations and Yohji Yamamoto branding at the heel. The adidas Y-3 Laver High II is now available from select stockists such as Wish Atlanta for $350 USD.

 

Taro Okamoto x Converse Japan Chuck Taylor All Star

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Japanese artist Taro Okamoto’s best known for his progressive paintings and sculptures. This season, Converse Japan transcends the late artist’s sought-after motifs onto its celebrated Chuck Taylor All Star silhouette.

As part of the collaborative “Mr. Simple & Miss Decora” series, the sneaker features Okamoto’s trademark psychedelic print interspersed across its canvas upper, while a vulcanized rubber sole and toe cap offers a classic finish.

Priced at ¥9,000 JPY (approximately $90 USD), the Taro Okamoto x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star can now be purchased from Converse Japan.

 

 

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Y-3 2014 Hayex High “Blue”

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Y-3 looks towards the colder months with its new Hayex High “Blue.” The shoe utilizes a number of different materials for an interesting, textured aesthetic as leathers are combined with nylons and cottons. Most notable are the hiking references from the supportive high silhouette to the rope laces and woven-style midsole.

To round out the shoe’s design, a contrasting white outsole is then incorporated to stand out from the blends of black and navy.

The Hayex High “Blue” will be available at select stockists as well as the Y-3 online store in the near future.