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PUMA x OVERKILL, THE "PFEFFIBOYS" PACK
The latest collab between Puma and the German sneaker store Overkill takes inspiration from the Berliner Luft, a tasty mint liqueur nicknamed Pfeffi. The Overkill team is addicted to this "liquid gold", reason why they are self-nicknamed the "Pfeffiboys". The release consists of two silhouettes, the Blaze Cage in black the Disc Blaze in white and mint, both completed with details that recall Overkill and the Pfeffi style. The pack will be released at Overkill with a special packaging and some extra gifts included.
Who: Puma X Overkill
What: Blaze Cage and Disc BlazeWhen: Saturday, November 18th, 2017
WHO, WHAT, WHEN & WHERE
NIKE SB DUNK LOW x JEFF STAPLE "BLACK PIGEON"
History repeating. Over 12 years later the release of one of the most iconic sneaker of all time, it's definitely confirmed that Nike SB has teamed up again with Jeff Staple to write the second chapter of the Dunk Low Pigeon story, with the release of the "Black Pigeon", that features a black nubuck upper, the red “Sienna” outsole, and the unmissable pigeon embroidered on the heel.
Who: Nike SB x Jeff Staple
What: Dunk Low "Black Pigeon"
When: Saturday, November 11th, 2017
Where: selected Nike SB retailers
KARHU PRESENTS THE "TONAL" PACKThis new release of the Finnish brand takes inspiration from a 90s silhouette called "Trampas Plus" that came in multiple one-colour tonal editions like black, grey, and dark green. Nowadays the Karhu "Tonal" pack consists of two colorways of the Fusion 2.0 and one of the Synchron Classic. Both Fusion 2.0 options feature a full pigskin suede upper with outdoor rope laces to complete the look, while the Synchron Classic an olive night pigskin suede upper and water repellent nylon on the toebox and underneath the M-logo (M = Mestari and means champion in Finnish). The Karhu “Tonal” pack was released in the US on October 21st, and globally on Friday, November 10th. You can find this special pack in select retailers bounded to the Finnish brand, such as Kosmos and The Good Will Out, and on Karhu.com and at the Karhu Concept Stores in Helsinki and Boston.
SAUCONY GRID 9000 x INNER "MILANO"
After the exclusive launch on the 21st of October at Inner store in Milan, it's finally time for the International release (European exclusive) of the Saucony Grid 9000 x Inner "Milano".
The sneaker pays homage to the famous Milan Cathedral with the golden details that recall the statue of the Virgin on the top of Milan's Duomo and to the spotted midsole that looks like the marble interiors, while the asymmetrical design of the sneakers wants to celebrate the vanguard of the Italian metropolis.
If you don't want to miss the chance to get a pay of this glorious Saucony Grid 9000 x Inner "Milano", don't forget that the release is set on Saturday, November 4th, in selected Saucony retailers in Europe, such as Kosmos, Suede, Sneakers76, Ageha and Sneaker Pumps.
NEW BALANCE MS574 MTA x MITA SNEAKERS "BLUE HOUR"
Once again New Balance and Mita Sneakers teamed up for a new collaboration nicknamed "Blue Hour". This time the protagonist of the partnership is the new silhouette launched last July by the American brand: the sport version of the 574.
The upper is made of super smooth suede and leather, the "N" logo is reflective as well as the webbing on heel and other highlights includes a tri-color midsole and the glow in the dark outsole.
The New Balance MS574 MTA x Mita Sneakers "Blue Hour" will be available starting from Saturday, November 4th, in selected retailers bounded to the Boston company, such as Kosmos, Suede, Titolo, Overkill, Hanon, End, Sneakersnstuff and 24 Kilates.
CASIO G-SHOCK DW-5600 x PIGALLE
The G-Shock DW-5600 is the protagonist of the collab between the Japanese brand and Stéphane Ashpool, founder of the French brand Pigalle.
A big challenge was out there for the young generation parts of Pigalle’s community by letting them express their creativity and result of it propose an innovative project in front a board of professionals. From them all 15 were chosen for going to Japan with Stéphane Ashpool himself. They visited the headquarters of Casio in Tokyo and then went around Japan. The objective of the adventure was to tell the story about G-Shock and its creator, Mr. Ibé.
From this out of the box adventure was born the collab inspired on the Japanese culture created around the philosophy: creativity, innovation and sharing.
Available as limited edition, the watch G-Shock DW-5600 x Pigalle will be available in two colorways (black and pastel) starting from Wednesday, November 1st, through selected concept stores around the world, such as Kosmos, Suede and The Good Will Out.
SNEAKERNESS x KANGAROOS x EGOTRIPS "GREEN BRIDGES"
Sneakerness and Kangaroos will release their first ever collaboration during the biggest neaker event in Europe: Sneakernes Cologne. This special collab takes inspiration from the bridges of Cologne and it's nicknamed “Green Bridges” to pay homage to the hometown of the event. The bridges are also pretty dreaded in Cologne owing to their old school radar stations.
The sneakers were also the inspiration for the official "Green Bridges" t-shirt, designed by the guys of the Egotrips Studio and produced exclusively for the Sneakerness and Kangaroos families. The chest illustration pick up one of this icon radar boxes, while on the back it's printed the main Cologne city map illustration of the bridges around the Rhine. You can also find this illustration printed inside the sneaker box but the undisputed key feature of the tee is the glow in the dark effect of the prints. Also the packing is a hit thanks to the fine notice that comes with every t-shirt.
If you don't want to miss the chance to put your hands on this dope project, be ready because the Sneakerness X Kangaroos "Green Bridges" kicks and the special tee by Egotrips will be available at the Need More booth during Sneakeness Cologne (Saturday 14 & Sunday 15.10.17) and in small quantities at the sneaker stores The Good Will Out (Cologne) and Afew(Dusseldorf).
SUNDEK x DIADORA CAPSULE COLLECTIONHere's a tasty preview of the first collaboration between two worldwide famous brands such as the California based Sundekand the Italian Diadora. This partnership gives birth to a project that speaks the language of urbanwear, talking about Italian spirit, street style and pure color.The Sundek X Diadora capsule collection presents two total looks composed of t-shirt, polo, sweat, track jacket and the Sundek’s timeless Board shorts, enriched by the Diadora Camaro released in three special colourways with rainbow inserts on the heel. If you are already waiting for the next summer and want to get ready at best, don't miss to mark on your calendar that the Sundek X Diadora capsule collection will be hitting major Sundek stores and selected sneaker shops worldwide starting from February 2018!
KARHU OUTDOOR PACK, PART IIAfter the successful release of the fall 2017 “Outdoor Pack part I" in the beginning of September, Karhu is ready for the launch of the second part of this special pack. Inspired by the hiking and walking trails in Finland, this pack consists of two colourways of the Aria, a Synchron Classic and the Fusion 2.0. In addition, the collection draws its colour direction from the mid 90s Karhu outdoor catalogue. To fit the season, the drop incorporates durable, weather resistant materials and subdued colourways.The main inspiration for Karhu’s Outdoor pack II comes from the Karhunkierros Trail, also known as the “bear’s trail”, a legendary path in Finland that welcomes thousands of nature and sports enthusiasts every year.If you want to wear something perfect for this fall/winter season, keep in mind that the Karhu "Outdoor pack part II" will be availbale starting from Friday, September 29th, on karhu.com and in selected sneaker stores worldwide bounded to the Finnish brand, such as asphaltgold, Sneaker Pumps, Sneakers76, I Love Tokyo and Kosmos.