COMME des GARÇONS PLAY x Converse Pro Leather Collection

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Following up to its popular collaborative COMME des GARÇONS x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 collection released earlier this year, the two iconic brands come together once again for a distinct footwear collection. This time around, Converse’s Pro Leather silhouette is reworked with CdG PLAY’s unmistakable heart logo.

The range features four variations that include two low-tops and two high-tops. Featuring a varying palette of black, white and red, the leather uppers feature the embroidered chevron logo distinct to this Converse model. A clean white rubber sole rounds off the look.

The collection currently retails between $135-140 USD and is available now at select retailers such as Feature and Dover Street Market.

Y-3 Qasa High “White”

Y-3 Retro Boost in “Black/White”

The Y-3 Retro Boost is set to return this season in a clean black and white colorway. A high fashion rendition of adidas‘ reigning runner, the sneakers are constructed from a black, neoprene upper, over an off-white, speckled midsole. White accents such as adidas’ prominent three stripes on the back heel tab, lacelocks, and Yohji Yamamoto print match the sparkling white Boost outsole.

The sneakers are now available for purchase from Feature for the retail price of $350 USD.


UNITED ARROWS & SONS (Japan) x adidas Originals Master

Originally released back in the 1970s, the adidas Originals Master — essentially a gramps-approved take on Stan Smith‘s signature tennis kicks — makes a return for 2015 thanks to a brand new collaboration between the German sportswear giant and Japan’s UNITED ARROWS & SONS. Coupling a premium white leather upper with matching Velcro straps, the clean design features a co-branded footbed and contrasting beige accents throughout.

Currently available for pre-order via UNITED ARROWS & SONS’ own web shop, the collaborative Master is due out this Saturday, January 10 for ¥20,000 JPY (approximately $167 USD).

Generic Man for COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT Leather Sneaker

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For 2014 fall/winter, Japan via Los Angeles footwear label Generic Man has teamed up with COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT to present the Leather Sneaker. Combining the best of both brands, the deluxe sneaker features supple leather panels across its upper. A “T” toecap offers classic athletic accents, while a camouflage printed rubber sole rounds out the shoe with boldness.

Handmade in Portugal, the Generic Man for COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT Leather Sneaker is available in black and green camo from END. for $345 USD.


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visvim (Japan) FBT RENO JP STUDS CUSTOM *Dover Street Market London Exclusive

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Never short of exquisite releases under the direction of Hiroki Nakamura, acclaimed Japanese fashion label visvim has released an updated look to its FBT RENO JP. Released in celebration of Dover Street Market London‘s 10th anniversary, the sneaker follows the model’s classic makeup – calf leather lining, cork insole and TPU heel counter – while a hand-studded collar sets it apart from its forerunners.

Stay tuned for more on pricing via Dover Street Market London’s webpage.

Y-3 Qasa Racer Navy/White

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After seeing the Y-3 Qasa Racer in a stealthy “Triple Black” colorway, we’ve now got a look at the shoe in a navy and white colorway. The upper features a mix of leather, neoprene, and mesh in subtle shades of navy, along with a bright shot of royal blue at the heel, and a thick white sole below.

Look for this latest colorway now at Sneakerboy.

New Balance Japan 2014 Summer MH988

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A little more than a week after premiering the all-new MH988 and its Freshfoam upgrade in a navy and brown color combo, New Balance Japan drops a deep green rendition with subtle hints of “bubblegum.” Taking a number of design cues from classic styles and repackaging them into a new hybrid silhouette, this model’s newly-applied cushioning system supports a boot-inspired, premium suede upper for a unique, yet comfortable look.

Releasing soon in various parts of the world, it may be some time before we see this New Balance MH988 Freshfoam hit stateside.



ASICS Womens Gel Lyte III “Blue Tint/White”


ASICS are set to issue a womens-only model of their ever popular Gel Lyte III sneaker for the Fall/Winter 2014 season. Taking cues from Ronnie Fieg’s vibrantly tonal collaborations, the retro runner has been given a fresh pastel blue all-suede upper with a contrasting white midsole and the model’s well known split tongue.
Sure to be a hit with the lady sneakerheads alongside guys with small feet, stay tuned for further release details.
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