Don C Jordan II, Big Apple Adidas EQT RS and Sneakersnstuff Tailor Pack on This Week’s #ClatsAndKicks #43
Hope you’re laced up and ready for the biggest release week in 2015 thus far. This edition of #ClatsAndKicks spotlights nearly ten different brands, totaling to 20+ different models. People usually say Quality over Quantity, but this week the Quantity IS Quality. No more time to waste, ON TO THE KICKS!
The Air Jordan II – Released in 1986. Highly touted for its premium Italian leather, the Just Don colorway revisits that high quality standard. Quilted with blue Italian leather, this is a whole new look and feel to the Air Jordan II. These are crafted perfectly to give the AJII a new name for itself, as the IIs are not as sought after as earlier AJ models.
BAIT goes minty fresh with the Adidas EQT Running Support ’93s. When the first photos of these surfaced, it spread like wild fire across social media. The colorblocking on these are just ridiculous, the mint is brought out by the black accents, then topped off with vibrant red details. These bring me back to the prime days of the Nike SB and the classic Sea Crystal colorway, a pair I’ve always been on the lookout for.
Sneakersnstuff decided to reinvent the term “Dress Shoes.” In collaboration with both Onitsuka Tiger and Asics, this two pair drop translates dressy textiles onto classic runners. The Asics Gel-Lyte V gets a nice army green colorway, constructed with tweed material. The Onitsuka Tiger Shaw Runner gets classy with a navy colorway to go with its pinstripe treatment. As a person who detests dress shoes, I have a great appreciation for these!
These take the cake for my honorable mention EP. Feature killed this casino themed Saucony G9 Shadow 6’s. The endless flashing lights of a casino and its video games are brought to life with many different hues, giving off a look that almost glows.
The Diadora N.9000 gets an “Azzurri” edition in collaboration with Packer Shoes, marking Diadora’s first time working with a US based boutique. The Italian inspired kicks showoff nice blue uppers, branded with both respective brand’s logos.
Concepts has proven themselves as a master of the Asics collabs. They always come clean with solid colors then catch you on your blindside with loud colors placed in unpredictable areas. The “8 Ball” Gel Lyte V’s show a clean slate until you reach the blood red midsole and 3M detailing.
Brooklyn We Go Hard (BWGH) reworks the Puma R698 to fit the style of contemporary artist, Ethan Cook. His primary color palette is seen across these three pairs, constructed with a nice mashup of mesh, leather, and nubuck.
Nike reminds us all why they are the top dogs in the game. They cover all grounds: Skateboarding (Janoski, Blazer Lows), Training (Metcon 1, Roshe Run IDs), Basketball (Pippens), and Casual (BHM Collection, Superbowl Pack, and Air Command Forces). The big drops are not only a handful, but they show great thought and execution. Just another day in the office for the great Swoosh!
Fila makes their first drop of 2015 with the Materialites pack. Featuring two of their classics: Original Tennis and Stack 2’s.