Following on from our hot off the press Xmas Crepe feature we thought we would add a few more to that list as December seems the month for sneaker heat.
Travis Scott AF1
Released last week as part of a series of Air Force 1s designed by various celebrities to mark the 30 year anniversary of this shoe. We had a Roc-a-fella, Acronym and Don C (as mentioned in our previous feature), but the one that caught the eye of sneaker heads was the Travis Scott AF1. A unique sneaker that lets the wearer decide the look; interchangeable Nike Swooshes, made possible with a Velcro/canvas upper coupled with glow in the dark lines the cover the seams around the shoe.
Air Max 1 Anniversary Obsidian/Aqua
This year has been a big year for the Air Max, yet another Nike product that celebrates its 30 year anniversary and is still going strong. The Anniversary line of Air Max 1 follows the classic lines of the the OG release but with updated modern day materials and rounded off with a presentation box. We have had the OG Red and Royal colourways earlier this year, this will now be joined with a desirable Obsidian and Aqua iteration.
Adidas Yeezy Powerphase Calabasas Grey
Not your usual Yeezy affair here: no Boost and no Primeknit to be seen. This time Kanye has opted for a classic understated design with the Powerphase. Some liken it to the Reebok Classic but in actual fact the Powerphase is an old Adidas sneaker from the 1980s that old Yeezy himself decided to relaunch under his clothing line. This second release comes in grey leather/nubuck and like every Yeezy release, the Powerphase will be difficult to get; raffles or resale would be your best bet.
Adidas New York Arsham Dark Grey
Adidas love a collaboration and this time they have enlisted Miami contemporary artist Daniel Arsham. This is in fact his second Adidas release this year and he has pulled out the stops for this one. Using the classic runner New York design of the 70s and 80s he’s created a shoe that can be worn anytime. With dark leather uppers sitting on the highly desirable black ‘Boost’ technology this silhouette oozes class. Not sure how limited this one is, but it’s sure to sell out within weeks!
Adidas Yeezy 350 V2 ‘Blue Tint’
After numerous colours over the 16 months the V2s have been out, we might be getting the final colour in this impressive sneakers run. ‘Blue Tint’ carries a translucent frosty turquoise colourway to match these winter months, matched with a soft grey swirl pattern on the Primeknit. The trademark ‘SPLY 350’ branding is now in red, which makes it pop out and contrasts really well with the blue and grey hues. I think this is a far more attractive shoe then then ‘Zebra’ and ‘Yebra’ colourways that came out previously this year. I’ve mentioned before the Yeezy 350 V1 and V2 line are a real ‘Marmite’ design, but looking at the madness that ensues for every release says otherwise.
If these are on your radar and are on your high wants list… Good luck, and “May the Force Be With You!”