We’re back in all the right kinds of ways as November shapes up to have some monumental drops.
No doubt the release of the new colour way of Yeezy 350 Boost’s will take the sneaker world by storm, very much similar to one the one we survived recently in Melbourne, but is all the hype for the actual sneaker itself or for the resell privileges? Regardless, tune into SneakerFeature November edition to learn about the upcoming heat you could wear on your feet.
Nike Air Max 95 “Bronze”
Price: $238 AUD
Purchase from: Select Nike retailers.
Continuing their dominance in the sneaker game, Nike has produced yet another 95 shoe for the ages. Over the past couple of months we have seen new colour way after colour way and there is just no telling where or when for that matter it will end. While some of these colour ways dropping have been both repetitive and predictable, Nike has nailed this release producing if not one of the godliest sneakers of all time. These sneakers pay homage back to 2004 where Nike brought us one of the more memorable non-OG color ways of the Nike Air Max 95 in the “Bronze” aesthetic.
Unlike 2004’s pair, this sneaker incorporates a higher proportion of black most notably seen throughout the midsole. Air-Sole units and a full-length midsole add excellent cushioning to this lightweight shoe. This in turn makes the 95’s trademark air units pop with the metallic bronze hue. Synthetic crocodile skin is even used in subtle portions here to set it apart from the predecessor. The Nike Air Max 95 Premium Men’s Shoe combines both a black mesh and leather overlays for a comfortable feel and sharp look. These kicks are finished off with a black waffle outsole for traction and durability.
Now I am not usually one for having metallic colours on my kicks but this shoe is stupidly good. I don’t think I have been this infatuated by a pair of sneakers in at least a couple of months. The contrast of the gold accents on the black midsole shouts royalty.
If Tutankhamen wore Nikes he would wear these.
Make sure you keep an eye of for these kicks at selected Nike retailers to ensure you are the king of Melbourne.
Solebox x Diadora V7000 “Azzuro”
Price: $282 AUD
Purchase from: Exclusively at Solebox.
Solebox has once again teamed up with shoe giants Diadora for their latest collaboration. After such success with their N9000 model, sneaker heads have been eagerly awaiting the drop of this highly anticipated sneaker.
Solebox’s latest work is on the V7000, which takes its inspiration from co-founder Hikmet Sugoer’s love of an mysterious Italian pop singer from the ’80s, drawing him to label the sneaker the “Azzurro.”
To pay homage to where the black, white, blue, and yellow shoe came from, Solebox created a hilariously entertaining song and music video to accompany the release.
The “Solebox Diadora Azzurro” official music clip:
True to Diadora’s Italian roots, these luxurious kicks are crafted in Caerano di San Marco and feature both Alcantara and kangaroo leather alongside premium suede. Decked out in black, the kicks are accompanied by rawhide laces as gold accents hit the like of the heel and embroidered text branding. Finished with a dash of mint green accents these are finished off with a 3M hit on the heel.
As a sneaker enthusiast who would never even consider rocking a pair of Diadora’s, I am now beyond sold.
So much so that I have already preordered a pair of the Solebox website. These kicks combine a timeless leather look with both a modernized and reinvigorated silhouette and its dope. Keep and eye out for these being rocked around Melbourne, as they will no doubt convince you to spend the money you don’t have on the shoes you almost certainly need in your rotation.
Atmos x Puma Disc Blaze “Venus”
Price: $200 AUD
Purchase from: Exclusively from atmos.
If you don’t know who atmos are by now stop reading this article and punch yourself repetitively in the face, because they have teamed up with Puma to bring us yet another everlasting Disc Blaze colour way. Strangely enough, atmos’ collaboration with Puma comes not even a week after they hooked up with Fila releasing two pairs of the Fila 96 known as the ‘Gum’ pack.
This endless sneaker hustle is one of the main reasons big brand sneaker companies worldwide want to team up with these Japanese creative geniuses.
Venus inspires this celestial new take on the classic Puma running sneaker, featuring a space blue tone for the suede upper with a starry speckled disc cage. Cosmic golden accents are seen throughout whilst a translucent crescent moon has been embossed on each heel. Probably the notable feature that these kicks sport is its blue glow in the dark outsole, which for a pair of Disc Blaze’s is straight up out of this world.
As a huge astronomy fan also I can only appreciate the subtle detail that both atmos and Puma have incorporated within this sneaker that pays its respect to the second brightest natural object in the sky after our own moon, Venus. Make sure you stay posted to score yourself a pair of these extraterrestrial kicks!
Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 “Moonrock”
Price: $200 AUD
Purchase from: Espionage Republic Boutique, Marais, Sneakerboy
With Yeezy Season One dropping at the end of October, fuckbois worldwide have been getting pocket money off mummy and daddy to buy overpriced and seriously questionable articles of clothing and footwear.
With the Yeezy Boost 950 being among the fastest selling items in the collection according to first sales reports, sneaker heads are brushing up on their computer skills to ensure they can make it past checkout this time.
This “Moonrock” version of the Adidas Yeezy 350 Boost is dressed in a Grey-toned base that is built with adidas’ Primeknit through the one-piece upper that includes canvas detailing on the heel tab. Like other Yeezy’s this sneakers features a leather circle with the “YZY” imprint, all sitting on top a Boost cushioning that provides not only comfort but a sense of self entitlement.
Now as a man who owns a pair of pirate black Yeezy’s, I can confirm that the hype around them is as legitimate as all the Kardashian family being decent people.
Sneaker enthusiast’s worldwide aim to cop these Yeezy’s for two reasons; either they are missing a few chromosomes or they are in it for that gnarly resell value. How a shoe appreciates so much after purchase is beyond me and is a true reflection of the fabricated society we live in. Is Kanye a marketing genius or are we simply that stupid where we would spend over a grand on a pair of mediocre sneakers? I certainly don’t know but what I do know is that will be aiming to score myself a pair of these kicks and flip them to make few dollarydoos.