Over the past week, some of the top players in the sneaker business have continued to expand their legacy through compelling solo and joint efforts.
Whether or not you are a fan of his designs, one thing is for sure: Kanye West understands the product. Over the past seven days, the frontman of “DONDA” has released the YEEZY KNIT RUNNER, a sock-like silhouette first presented in August 2020. Dressed in a two-tone “Sulfur” colourway, the slip-on shoe has left countless detractors -marking the imprint supported by adidas. Other viewers won or added to their appreciation of ‘ye given his penchant for the “different” through the YEEZY label.
Elsewhere under the Three Stripes banner, the signature Trae Young 1 basketball sneaker was unveiled in five launch colourways, giving a glimpse of what’s to come in the adidas Hoops led by Jerry Lorenzo.
As if LeBron James hadn’t already established himself as a dominant force in NBA history, the Ohio native has left his mark in the signature sneaker space as well. Ahead of the NBA 2021-22 season, the Los Angeles Laker is set to launch the Nike LeBron 19. While not a complete break with the earlier models in its catalog, James’ latest proposal seems focus on cushioning, which can be the deciding factor when considering the number of years he has left in his professional playing career.
Silhouettes like the Nike Air Force 1, Nike Dunk and Air Jordan models of the ’80s and’ 90s are no longer the pinnacle of performance basketball shoes, but they will forever be anchored in the sport. For the foreseeable future, they will continue to blur the line between sportswear and fashion.
For a look at all of this and more, check out our top headlines coming September 18-24.
Adidas YZY KNIT RNR debuts in retail
YZY SZN all year round.
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Nike LeBron 19 surfaces in two colors
Expected to decline before the end of 2021.
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The Air Jordan 4 “Red Thunder” potentially postponed to December
More time to save.
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CLOT x sacai x Nike LDWaffle set for October 7th
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This week in Nike Dunks
Dominated by Bass.
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Trae Young’s adidas Signature Shoe Revealed In Five Colourways
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Off-White x Air Force 1 Mid expected in spring 2022
Just in time for the model’s 40th anniversary.
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Damari Savile brings quality tailoring to the New Balance 992
Based in Philly.
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Freddy Krueger x Vans Sk8-Hi expected in October
A nightmare come true.
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