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February Fire

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February Fire

February is upon us and we are down to the last month of summer. With 2016 in full swing February is shaping up to having some huge drops from some of the most consistent sneaker brands. Fuckbois worldwide will once again erect as the adidas Yeezy 350 Boost “Pirate Black” makes it return on the 19th of February. Whether your stuck on what to get your loved one for Valentines day or you are looking forward to making a cliché remark about how this year is a leap year, make sure you tune into SneakerFeature February edition to learn about the upcoming heat you could wear on your feet.

 

  1. BAIT x Saucony Shadow 5500 “Giant Leaps”

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Date: 06/02/2016

Price: $200 AUD

Purchase from: Saucony retailers, Up there store (Melbourne only).

BAIT and Saucony CruelWorld branding is featured with a NASA inspired woven label on the tongue

Bait’s ongoing Cruel World series with Saucony has benefitted a variety of worthy causes and for the sixth installation they give back by looking towards the stars. This release is meant to enable disabled children by helping them chase their goals and they’ve chosen quite the sneaker to carry it.

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The unique hybrid model between the Shadow 5000 and 6000 is themed with the historical moon landing in mind to exemplify the idea of pursuing a dream. The Shadow 5500 “Giant Leaps” features a Deep Space black upper in liquid nylon and a combination of a smooth neoprene, ribbed-prene, and bubble-prene. The combination of materials shed weight off the Shadow 5500, making it even lighter and more comfortable. Reflective 3M hits with a fitted Moon print, wrap around the lateral to the dark side medial.

 

BAIT and Saucony CruelWorld branding is featured with a NASA inspired woven label on the tongue, along with photography of the Moon and Earth tucked in with the insoles. The midsole is speckled with the pitch black blocking, while an all iced outsole run through the bottom. Lace options come with Black athletic flat and rope.Lateral-600x400

Not only do these sneakers look unreal they are supporting a great cause, something we don’t really see in today fashion industry. I would definitely recommend logging in at midnight on the 6th to ensure you cop these game changing kicks.

 

  1. Stampd x PUMA Blaze of Glory “Black”

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Date: 06/02/2016

Price: $135 AUD

Purchase from: Puma retailers, Stampd, End, SneakersnStuff.

There are contrasting white hints on the co-branding found on the tongue and heel.

The Stampd x PUMA Blaze of Glory “Black” is a tidy looking variation of the highly praised series. Following their recent success, PUMA and Stampd have teamed up once again for this new collaboration for the upcoming Spring/Summer 16 collection. It will be available as a staggered release, with a redesigned version of the PUMA Blaze of Glory marking the first entry in the two-part series.

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This edition of the PUMA Blaze Of Glory “Black” features a decked out black upper. It includes an upgraded elastic lacing system and has a neoprene blended upper which looks awesome. There are contrasting white hints on the co-branding found on the tongue and heel. The pair comes with a set of rope laces and the look is finished off with a lace toggle just in front of the tongue.

Although these initially dropped on the 23rd of January, these sneakers are being rereleased in alignment with Stampd’s global apparel line. I’m a fan of both labels and this silhouette. The execution is solid and great for versatility. This should be a nice pickup for fanatics of the labels so make sure you secure yourself a pair of these sneakers.

 

  1. The Concepts x New Balance Trailbuster “Night Trail”

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Date: 06/02/2016

Price: $188 AUD

Purchase from: Select New Balance retailers, Concepts stores.

The revamped sneaker is designed for trail running and built to withstand the elements.

Concepts and New Balance have a collaborative partnership that dates back ten years. For their latest joint effort, we find the retailer re-imagining the Trailbuster silhouette. The Trailbuster Reengineered is a modern take on the hiking model that has been updated with innovative materials and construction.

The revamped sneaker is designed for trail running and built to withstand the elements. Reflective detailing in turn ensures that the wearer will stand out no matter the time of day. Featuring a re-imagined, modernized silhouette, the Trailbuster Re-engineered is based on the classic New Balance 90’s trail running shoe, the Trailbuster, and blends performance technology with premium lifestyle materials for a silhouette made for the urban explorer.

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A modern take on the hiking aesthetic, which is engrained in New Balance’s history as a performance brand. For this reason, the style utilizes materials that enable practical use of the model on the trails or the sidewalk. The upper is done in reflective textile and metallic close-knit mesh with a reflective New Balance FantomFit welded skin. The upper also includes reflective eyelets and metallic embroidery on the tongue label. Outdoor detailing includes heel webbing and a woven Concepts-branded lace. The style offers a red Concepts-branded insert, hangtag, limited- edition Concepts packaging and multiple trail-inspired lace options.

This collaboration, which is part of Concepts’ 20th anniversary series, launches exclusively from Concepts Cambridge, Concepts NYC, and cncptsintl.com. A limited amount of these sneakers will make it to exclusive New Balance stores but make sure you cop yourself a pair as soon as they drop.

 

  1. PUMA Blaze Ignite Suede “Fast Track”

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Date: 12/02/2016

Price: $158 AUD

Purchase from: Puma retailers,End, Hanon.

The sole unit features PU foam for comfort in each step, with thermos regulation technology to keep you at optimal temperature.

Puma has been changing things up and reinventing some of their old silhouettes. None of their silhouettes has seen more radical changes than the classic Puma Blaze of Glory. The Puma Disc Blaze has undergone a variety of transformations over the years. Ditching the old Disc technology, the new streamlined Blaze of Glory has modified its silhouette to create the Ignite model. Next, Puma altered the Blaze of Glory to bear the Puma Blaze Knit. Now, it’s altered the silhouette again by fusing it with Ignite tooling and minimalist suede uppers to create the Puma Blaze Ignite Suede.

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Debuting in full suede uppers, the “Fast Track” pack pairs the unbeatable cushioning technology of the Ignite with an updated Blaze of Glory upper that combines slip-on bootie construction with an elasticised toggle. The sole unit features PU foam for comfort in each step, with thermos regulation technology to keep you at optimal temperature.

When you combine all these elements the result is one of the most stylish, functional, and comfortable Puma sneakers you’ll find this season. In grey, brown, and black tonal colour ways, the Blaze Ignite “Fast Track” pack is arriving now at finer PUMA retailers worldwide. So if you didn’t get a chance to log in a snatch yourself a pair, wander down to your local Puma store and grab yourself these game changing sneakers.

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