Sneakers – PW Minor http://pwminor.com/ Sat, 02 Jul 2022 02:16:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://pwminor.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/favicon-17-150x150.png Sneakers – PW Minor http://pwminor.com/ 32 32 Where to buy Nike Zoom Lebron 3 Barbershop sneakers? Price, release date and more explored https://pwminor.com/where-to-buy-nike-zoom-lebron-3-barbershop-sneakers-price-release-date-and-more-explored/ Sat, 02 Jul 2022 00:31:59 +0000 https://pwminor.com/where-to-buy-nike-zoom-lebron-3-barbershop-sneakers-price-release-date-and-more-explored/ LeBron James and Nike are gearing up for a new addition to their streak with the 20th signature silhouette. Before it hits shelves, the label is taking a look back at its previous models with the resurrection of the Zoom LeBron 3. The collaboration between the sports powerhouses shows the love for previous models with […]]]>

LeBron James and Nike are gearing up for a new addition to their streak with the 20th signature silhouette. Before it hits shelves, the label is taking a look back at its previous models with the resurrection of the Zoom LeBron 3.

The collaboration between the sports powerhouses shows the love for previous models with the release of Zoom LeBron 3 dressed in a “Barbershop” colorway.

The Barbershop colorway is a nod to King James, his hometown and his family. The Zoom LeBron 3 Barbershop sneakers are set to launch on the label’s official e-commerce site at the swoosh and at select retailers on July 13 for a retail price of $185.


Learn About the Upcoming LeBron James x Nike Zoom LeBron 3 Colorway Barbershop

NBA legend LeBron James’ HBO TV series, dubbed The shopbecame a massive hit, and as the show is set to create a brand new season with King James, the label at the swoosh is helping to celebrate the show’s extended success.

The series features King James sitting in a barbershop and chatting with guest celebrities and his friends. He officially gets his own signature colorway from the host himself.

The LeBron 3 “Barbershop” is scheduled for July💈 https://t.co/lUOPBhdysh

The Barbershop colorway features a black upper with blue, white, and red stripe accents. The all black top base has white, red and blue colored leather straps attached to the eyelets. More colors are added, with the silver metallic tint on the zoom unit.

On the medial side of the sneaker’s forefoot, a “BBZ” lettering appears written in black color, a reference to James’ children. The letters represent Bronny, Bryce and Zhuri.

The shoes’ sock liners feature a subtle detail of blue, white and red, which is a nod to The Barbershop.

Soft leather materials are added to the mix with an array of striped textures on the ankle collar and toe box of the sneakers. The sneaker’s outer heel features a titled Swoosh logo.

More detail is added with the addition of Akton’s 330 area code, found on the medial sides of the shoe.

The midsoles of the sneaker are a black theme with a silver-colored feature in the middle of the sole. Overall, they look impeccable and can appeal to basketball and King James fans.

Nike LeBron 3 “Barbershop” 💈 💸 $185🗓 July 13 https://t.co/1TB78Spc4I

The signature Nike LeBron shoes will reach their staggering twentieth model this year; thus, the label focuses on its retro product. For 2022, the swoosh label has taken a look at the LeBron 9 which took the podium, while LeBron 2 will be making a big comeback with multiple colorways on the way.

Now, with the upcoming Barbershop, the swoosh brand may also release a few LeBron 3 colorways. The Nike Zoom LeBron 3 Barbershop is set to drop on the label’s official e-commerce site on July 13th for $185.

In other news, Nike released a pack of LeBron 19 Lebronival boots on July 1st.


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Thousand Fell Court Sneakers Review: I Found My Summer Shoe https://pwminor.com/thousand-fell-court-sneakers-review-i-found-my-summer-shoe/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 17:56:00 +0000 https://pwminor.com/thousand-fell-court-sneakers-review-i-found-my-summer-shoe/ If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, STYLECASTER may receive an affiliate commission. I am quite selective when it comes to my sneaker collection– as someone living in a metropolitan area, I walk regularly (think about 10,000 steps a day). While comfort is definitely key here, I […]]]>

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I am quite selective when it comes to my sneaker collection– as someone living in a metropolitan area, I walk regularly (think about 10,000 steps a day). While comfort is definitely key here, I like that my options are equal parts supportive and cute. Luckily, just in time for summer, I’m happy to share that I’ve found both items in my latest addition.

The Thousand Fell Court sneakers are by far some of the highest quality shoes I have tested in some time. Although I usually experience some soreness and blistering during the break-in period of a new pair, these caused little to no issues from the start. They feel incredibly sturdy (again, great for those of us who spend a lot of time on their feet), but any cramping or tightness on the top of the foot or along the back is virtually non-existent.

It’s probably because each pair made in Brazil features a durable and breathable recycled upper, soft-touch mesh lining coated with aloe vera and cushioned recycled rubber insoles. Plus, all 14 colors come with a smudge-proof and water-resistant coating, so they can withstand almost anything you (or the elements) throw at them. Just wipe them with a damp cloth and they will look like new.

Our mission at STYLECASTER is to bring style to people, and we only carry products that we think you’ll love as much as we do. Thousand Fell is a STYLECASTER sponsor, however, all products in this article were independently selected by our editors. Please note that if you purchase something by clicking a link in this story, we may receive a small commission from the sale.

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Once worn, send them back to the brand for recycling. No really, the Thousand Fell recycling program rewards you for it. All you have to do is pledge to recycle your kicks upon purchase with a $20 deposit and join the SuperCircle Initiative. After sending them back, you’ll get that $20 credit back to use on a new pair. You can even follow the recycling journey of your sneakers and witness the rebirth of materials.

And, to make things more appealing, the brand currently has a discount sale where you can score a pair for 20% off. All you have to do is add your selected style—anything on the site is fair game – and use the code SUMMERREFRESH to activate the coupon. Moreover, you can get free shipping over $80 and free returns, if you choose few to send them back before use.

Still looking for the perfect summer sneakers? Discover the three styles of Thousand Fell – choose between lace up, Slip-on shoesor my favorite, the Short Sneakers.

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PF FLYERS REVEALS THE LEGENDARY “COUSY ALL AMERICAN” SNEAKERS https://pwminor.com/pf-flyers-reveals-the-legendary-cousy-all-american-sneakers/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 01:26:04 +0000 https://pwminor.com/pf-flyers-reveals-the-legendary-cousy-all-american-sneakers/ PF leaflets brings back a brand icon. Today, the classic American heritage sneaker brand has reissued 1,000 pairs of the original ‘All American Cousy’ silhouette for fans of the NBA Celtics brand and legend, Bob Cousy. Bob Cousy and PF Flyers made history in 1958 when they created the first sports endorsement. Now the NBA […]]]>

PF leaflets brings back a brand icon. Today, the classic American heritage sneaker brand has reissued 1,000 pairs of the original ‘All American Cousy’ silhouette for fans of the NBA Celtics brand and legend, Bob Cousy.

Bob Cousy and PF Flyers made history in 1958 when they created the first sports endorsement. Now the NBA Hall of Famer and the iconic BostonThe New York-based footwear brand is once again celebrating its home team in honor of the Celtics’ incredible run of the 2021-2022 NBA season.

“I’m thrilled to bring that style back for our fans. PF Flyers has always been a big part of my career, from when we first started working together during my time with the Celtics, to creating the first sneaker Cousy All American over 10 years ago,” said Bob Cousy. “This shoe celebrates the long-standing heritage of our Boston the local team and the PF Flyers brand.

“When I bought PF Flyers last year, I really wanted to evolve the brand without losing its heritage or fan favourites. It was a no-brainer to choose to bring the Cousy All American back with the NBA and Celtics legend Bob Cousyallowing us to celebrate the timeless heritage behind our brand and the Boston fandom,” said the executive chair and owner Cassia Davis.

Acquired from New Balance by Cassia Davis in July 2021PF Flyers continues to make progress towards a spring 2023 relaunch of the brand. Currently, there are key heritage styles on pfflyers.com which are available and continue to be replenished periodically.

The ‘Cousy All American’ will be available on https://pfflyers.com/ while supplies last for adults only at $95.

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Where to buy Nike Air Jordan 36 Low Guo Ailun PE sneakers? Price and more explored https://pwminor.com/where-to-buy-nike-air-jordan-36-low-guo-ailun-pe-sneakers-price-and-more-explored/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 05:42:27 +0000 https://pwminor.com/where-to-buy-nike-air-jordan-36-low-guo-ailun-pe-sneakers-price-and-more-explored/ Chinese basketball player Guo Ailun has teamed up with the Jordan label for his own version of the Air Jordan 36 Low PE sneakers (player exclusive). Guo Ailun is the very first Chinese player to be signed by Jumpman, and the latest makeover is a significant achievement for the Chinese community and Ailun himself. The […]]]>

Chinese basketball player Guo Ailun has teamed up with the Jordan label for his own version of the Air Jordan 36 Low PE sneakers (player exclusive). Guo Ailun is the very first Chinese player to be signed by Jumpman, and the latest makeover is a significant achievement for the Chinese community and Ailun himself.

The player-exclusive sneakers arrive dressed in a White/Hyper Jade/Metallic Silver/Black colourway. The Nike Air Jordan 36 Low Guo Ailun colorway was released on Nike’s Hong Kong site and SNKRS on June 24, 2022, while an international launch date has yet to be announced.


Learn more about the new Nike Air Jordan 36 Low Guo Ailun colorway

New Nike Air Jordan 36 Low Guo Ailun colorway (Image via Sportskeeda)
New Nike Air Jordan 36 Low Guo Ailun colorway (Image via Sportskeeda)

Before Jordan’s label moved on to the next silhouette in its line of hoops shots with the release of AJ37, the label obviously gave time to its ancestor, Air Jordan 36. The AJ36 silhouette saw numerous releases from PE circuit over the past few weeks recently released Jayson Tatum’s Taco Jay and Luka Doncic’s Luka; the new colorway is to pay homage to the Chinese community and its star hooper, Guo Ailun.

The upcoming shoe is flashy in a subtle way with bright hits of hyper jade and material contrasts. For this iteration, the Jordan brand decided to don their beloved Air Jordan 36 silhouette in a more vibrant color scheme for the Liaoning Flying Leopard hooper, whose love for the Jordan brand was born from the anime. popular Japanese, Slam Dunk. The Nike website gives a description of the product:

“Suck on the energy that sparked a basketball revolution. One of the lightest AJs to date, these Jordan XXXVI Low Guo PF lows feature a minimal yet durable upper and Zoom Air cushioning for increased responsiveness. It’s decked out in colors that celebrate the greatness of Guo Ailun, the first Chinese basketball player to sign with the Jordan brand. Step onto the court confident that whatever you’re doing is light work.

Guo Ailun, the first Chinese basketball player signed by Jordan Brand, has released his own Air Jordan 36 Low PE.>>Air Jordan 36 Low “Guo Ailun”Color: White/Metallic Silver-Black-Emerald GreenStyle Code: DM9032-130Date Release: 2022 Price: TBD https://t.co/URLbF0mtYQ

The court-ready sneakers are made with angelic white mesh and jacquard gauze patterns. The mesh is accented with side panels and textured tabs in pure white. A style to the sneakers is added with the addition of metallic silver mudguards that are given a chrome aesthetic. Metallic mud flaps wrap around the entire shoe.

Further touches of chrome metallic aesthetic can be seen on the midsole, with the Guo logo on the heel tabs on the back of the shoe. Heel tabs arrive in a mismatched pattern with “G” and an “A” to give a nod to the CBA baller.

Although the metallic accents give the shoe some style, the standout factor comes with the addition of a hyped jade hue. Teal notes stand out among the stem’s mostly neutral palette. Jade Green has been a classic hue for all of its AJ models so far, and the addition of Teal on the latest AJ36 is natural.

Hints of teal and jade green can be seen on the lace toggles, tab branding on the lateral side of the sneakers, Jumpman logo on the tongue, and sock liners. Further hits of the Emerald Green hue are seen on the marbled rubber outsole in a splattered pattern.

The Air Jordan 36 Low Guo Ailun was released on Nike’s Hong Kong site for a retail price of HK$1,399. An international release is planned for fall 2022 via the SNKRS app, but there has been no official release information.


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Puma launches into NFTs and digital sneakers https://pwminor.com/puma-launches-into-nfts-and-digital-sneakers/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 17:30:25 +0000 https://pwminor.com/puma-launches-into-nfts-and-digital-sneakers/ Puma has just announced its biggest leap into the metaverse. Partnering with 10KTF, an online NFT store run by fictional character Wagmi-San, the lifestyle brand is bringing its apparel to the digital sphere. Puma teased the project a few weeks ago on Twitter – and soon changed its name to Puma.Eth” – but the speculation […]]]>

Puma has just announced its biggest leap into the metaverse. Partnering with 10KTF, an online NFT store run by fictional character Wagmi-San, the lifestyle brand is bringing its apparel to the digital sphere. Puma teased the project a few weeks ago on Twitter – and soon changed its name to Puma.Eth” – but the speculation was confirmed during NFT NYC this week.

What’s coming — Brands everywhere are realizing the massive appeal of Web3, NFTs and the Metaverse, especially in terms of digital fashion. Adam Petrick, Puma Brand Director, said Business in vogue that Puma “as a sports company [has] thinking about connecting with people in the physical world and empowering people to bring physical products into the digital world. Even a tangible product like a basketball shoe can have athletic capabilities in the digital world, he explained.

The new partnership will bring digital sneakers, NFT collections, and more, giving fans the ability to personalize their experiences. While there aren’t many ideas yet for what the apparel and digital assets will look like, Petrick says Puma wants to give users a space free from physical limitations and open to personal expression.

Puma and 10KTF will soon announce more details about their collaboration.Puma

Can the Puma compete? — That’s not to say Puma doesn’t have its fair share of competition. Big brands like Nike and Adidas are already quite deep in their contributions to the metaverse, and the excitement for Puma’s digital entry is probably best reserved for those who would choose the brand over other IRLs. Business in vogue reported that Puma’s $7.7 billion in revenue in 2021 is behind Nike’s $44.5 billion and Adidas’ $25 billion in the same year, meaning it’s safe to say that it’s still not the average consumer’s number one choice.

Still, Petrick is enthusiastic about the project and anticipates the brand to be a relevant and inclusive contributor to the space. “Right now our goal is to explore that and try to be as authentic as possible and help people learn along the way,” he said. “I know there’s a big investment in the competition, and it’s not necessarily something we’ve done.”

In the world of Cryptokicks, metaverse fragrances and “Gucci Town”, I hope Puma’s brilliant ideas can cut through the noise.

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Why Reebok’s New Nano 6000 Looks Great On The Streets And Tweaks To The Gym https://pwminor.com/why-reeboks-new-nano-6000-looks-great-on-the-streets-and-tweaks-to-the-gym/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 16:24:16 +0000 https://pwminor.com/why-reeboks-new-nano-6000-looks-great-on-the-streets-and-tweaks-to-the-gym/ The Reebok Nano 6000 is no ordinary sneaker. While the company wanted to create a shoe suitable for athletic activities, they also wanted this new line to be worn proudly outside of the gym. What followed was a deep dive into Reebok’s past, to innovate something for our future apparel. Undoubtedly influenced by Reebok’s GL […]]]>

The Reebok Nano 6000 is no ordinary sneaker. While the company wanted to create a shoe suitable for athletic activities, they also wanted this new line to be worn proudly outside of the gym. What followed was a deep dive into Reebok’s past, to innovate something for our future apparel.

Undoubtedly influenced by Reebok’s GL 6000, a running shoe that first hit stores in 1985, the Nano 6000 pays homage with retro styling that includes bold color blocking, rubber toe caps and overlays. materials to remind us of the better days; like when ‘Back to the Future’ was in cinemas and Queen played a set at Live Aid. But, behind the aesthetics, the Nano 6000 also offers performance features like those found in the more serious Nano X2, a sneaker worn by more hardcore athletes.

“The Nano 6000 was born from the simple idea of ​​marrying two of Reebok’s best-known franchises: our iconic lifestyle offerings and the Nano training shoe,” says Tal Short, Senior Product Manager at Reebok. “As the worlds of performance and lifestyle continue to collide, we created the Nano 6000 to provide athletes of all kinds with a product that looks great on the streets, but still performs well in the gym. sport.”

Indeed, the requirement for multitasking footwear has increased since the pandemic as people learn to live with a “new normal” that often sees us working more from home, taking a zoom business meeting in our casuals, and then heading straight to the gym. So, the need for smart, fashionable and functional clothing and apparel has never been greater.

Courtesy of Reebok

What’s up with the Reebok Nano 6000?

The Nano 6000 is apparently Reebok’s “first of its kind” training shoe because of the way it blends heritage styling and fitness technology. Like the Nano X2, its functional features include “Floatride Energy Foam” to keep it lightweight, a durable outsole for test times, and a supportive heel clip to hold you in position for those important lifts. Its durable Flexweave upper features the iconic tri-color design and the tread pattern has been forged to provide traction on a variety of surfaces at work or play. Colorways will be based on gray and black with additional accent colors such as blue, pink, and red.

Reebok Nano 6000 sneakers in bottom
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What’s the verdict on the Reebok Nano 6000?

Reebok seems to have created a sneaker that can keep up with our versatile lifestyles by taking many of the features of the Nano X2, a shoe already popular with runners, athletes and cross fitters, and giving it a makeover to wear it on the streets. This is an innovation that will become more widespread in the market, considering that many people now spend less time in formal office attire. Whether or not the Nano 6000s will be able to compete with the Metcon range from Nike or Adidas Adipower is hard to say and will be a matter of individual opinion, but as the demand for functional and fashionable sneakers increases, it’s likely that the Nano 6000 will fit right next to your current favorite gym shoe and doesn’t need to replace it completely.

How much will the Reebok Nano 6000 cost?

The recently released Nano 6000 is priced at $135. They can be found at a retailer and on their website.

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Your first look at the electrifying Supreme Nike Shox sneakers https://pwminor.com/your-first-look-at-the-electrifying-supreme-nike-shox-sneakers/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 14:13:23 +0000 https://pwminor.com/your-first-look-at-the-electrifying-supreme-nike-shox-sneakers/ Supreme and Nike have been collaborating for 20 years and have so far offered camo versions of the Air Max 96’s streamlined silhouette; a pair of SB Dunk Low Pros, which came with an all-over elephant print originally used on the Air Jordan III; Starry Dunk Highs and a mesmerizing Baroque Foamposite. Not to mention […]]]>

Supreme and Nike have been collaborating for 20 years and have so far offered camo versions of the Air Max 96’s streamlined silhouette; a pair of SB Dunk Low Pros, which came with an all-over elephant print originally used on the Air Jordan III; Starry Dunk Highs and a mesmerizing Baroque Foamposite. Not to mention lots of matching clothes.

Now, the American duo have announced the next step in their relationship, which means another updated sneaker silhouette. Taking to Instagram today to announce the release, Supreme showed off a revamp of Nike’s Shox design, first introduced in 2000.

The original sneakers were designed by the brand’s footwear master, Bruce Kilgore, and feature a mechanical cushioning system in the back, inspired by the kind of things NASA astronauts would wear on their feet. The streamlined sneaker features two rocket booster pumps at the back. These compress slightly with wear and were introduced as an all-new version of Nike’s Air technology.

The Supreme design team took Nike’s Shox Ride 2, which came out in the early 2000s as a slight update to that OG design, and reintroduced it in four colorways. The sneakers now come in scarlet to match Supreme’s own signature branding, icy white, an all-black version, and a khaki version that features neon green Swooshes. The highlight for sneakerheads will come on the back of the shoes, where the chunky boosters have been printed with “Supreme” branding, which wraps around each circular pump.

Apparently, Nike is gearing up for 2022 to be the year of its Shox kicks. The Oregon-based label has a history of making a particular silhouette the product of its collabs and over the past few years we’ve seen the Dunk and Air Max 95 get a lot of airtime through collabs. with everyone from Ben and Jerry to Skepta.

Besides Supreme, British designer Martine Rose unveiled a collaborative pair of Shox during London Fashion Week last week. The sneakers feature an open mule-like back, which is a first for a closed-toe Nike shoe, as well as a sharper, more angular toe bed, which evokes the stiffness of Rose’s signature box-toe loafers.

The Supreme x Nike Shox Ride 2 is set to release this month, but as with their previous collaborative kicks, don’t expect them to stick around for long.

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Kanye West Says Adidas Is Dropping His Yeezy Slides, Here’s Why https://pwminor.com/kanye-west-says-adidas-is-dropping-his-yeezy-slides-heres-why/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 21:52:33 +0000 https://pwminor.com/kanye-west-says-adidas-is-dropping-his-yeezy-slides-heres-why/ Kanye West wants to change the sneaker industry. Of course, he’s already done that, rewriting the rules for how big brands collaborate with artists and expanding the scale of fashionable footwear into enduring commercial success. Now he is fighting to protect the creations that artists create in partnership with these brands. West takes aim at […]]]>

Kanye West wants to change the sneaker industry. Of course, he’s already done that, rewriting the rules for how big brands collaborate with artists and expanding the scale of fashionable footwear into enduring commercial success. Now he is fighting to protect the creations that artists create in partnership with these brands.

West takes aim at sneaker manufacturers’ tendency to water down their collaborators’ designs for products they aren’t actually involved in. In this battle, he went up against Adidas, the company that produces his Yeezy sneakers.

In an Instagram post on Monday, West called out his collaborator about his Adilette 22 slide, a design he says is a rip-off of his own Yeezy slide, also made by Adidas. He took to his social media to appeal directly to Adidas CEO Kasper Rørsted.

“I no longer stand for this blatant copycat,” West wrote on Monday, surfacing on Instagram to blast Adidas in a lengthy caption. Although his post has since been deleted, his Instagram once again erased, the message resonates.

“These shoes represent the disrespect people in power have for talent,” West wrote. “This shoe is a fake Yeezy made by Adidas themselves.”

All sneaker brands are guilty of this. Virgil Abloh’s effect on Nike went far beyond the projects bearing his name. Nike has a handful of non-Tom Sachs sneakers that look a lot like Tom Sachs sneakers – there were rumors that this offender harassed the artist. One of the benefits of collaborating with an outside entity is being able to borrow their magic. But there is a line between inspiration and an internal counterfeit. West is looking to redraw that line. It’s a worthy cause that can help shift the balance of power between artists and their corporate shoe partners.

Adidas Adilette 22. Image via Adidas

While the Yeezy Slide shape isn’t the newest, the similarities between it and the Adilette 22 are clear. The typical Adilette slide, a comfortable classic shoe, has a more traditional sandal-style footbed with a three-stripe piece forward. The latest take looks like a Yeezy-fied departure transformed into a one-piece and dressed in pale, earthy tones associated with West. The Yeezy Slide isn’t the only noticeable predecessor to the Adilette 22 – the first comparison that came to mind was KidSuper’s collaborative shoe with 3D-printed sneaker company Zellerfeld, which also used texture topographic. The Adilette 22 sits somewhere between the KidSuper shoe and West’s.

Adidas’ iteration on a long-standing existing product only came after the Yeezy Slide. The brand hadn’t set out to reinvent the Adilette like this until West energized this style of shoe. But the Adilette 22 slide that prompted West’s complaint isn’t even the most derivative design Adidas has produced using its aesthetic for non-Yeezy shoes. This has been happening for years.

In the mid-2010s when West was starting out at Adidas, there was a sizable line of sneakers online that closely resembled what the Yeezy line offered, although West had nothing directly to do with them. The Adidas Tubular Invader looks a lot like a diet version of the Adidas Yeezy Boost 750. The Adidas Tubular Shadow is essentially a budget and more accessible version of the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350. An Adidas designer was told to use the same last as the mega-popular 350 when building new shoes. This kind of riffing has long been an annoyance for West, though he hasn’t always made it public.

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The Adidas Tubular Shadow reads like a Yeezy Boost 350 bootleg. Image via Adidas

Easily accessible Adidas Yeezy-esque sneakers made a lot more sense back when genuine Adidas Yeezys were so much harder to get. In the first phase of West’s long collaboration with the brand, his shoes were extremely limited. After signing with Adidas in late 2013, he started releasing products starting in 2015 with the Yeezy Boost 750, an almost impossible shoe to buy.

At that time, Adidas was filling a void by making shoes that looked like Yeezys. But now that Yeezys are being produced in greater numbers and aren’t too hard to get, West is filling that void himself. Fortunately, the practice of making diet Yeezys has mostly died out, despite the Adilette 22 slide and this next thing that looks like Foam Runner.

West himself has been transparent about his most commercial sneaker, the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350, which was inspired by an existing Nike shoe. His goal with the design was to subvert the ubiquitous Nike Roshe Run, that once popular minimalist model that is now mostly the subject of memes. He helped make the Roshe disappear, but his 350 also borrows from it, using a similar angled shape and chunky sole. The difference is that West pushed the shoe up, using advanced technology like Primeknit and Boost, rather than pulling it out. This distance in materials and taste helped the 350 eclipse the cultural impact of the Roshe.

Another difference is that West with this Adidas design was taking notes from a competitor of Nike. Pulling enemy shapes and tech is common practice in Sneaker Wars. Stealing its own catalog, however, as Adidas did with West’s work, feels more like a betrayal.

This episode with the slides does not reflect Adidas’ relationship with West as a whole, which has been extremely beneficial for both parties. They became long-term partners in 2016, when West signed a new deal that is expected to run until 2026. The Adidas Yeezy empire is a huge contributor to his billion-dollar net worth. West and the Yeezy line remain important to Adidas, a brand that currently lacks truly interesting shoes. His work at the brand was crucial to Adidas’ resurgence in the mid-2010s.

And this work wouldn’t be possible without the support Adidas provides – many of the Yeezy shoes you love were created in part by Adidas designers. When Nike wouldn’t give West royalties, Adidas supported him by signing him to a new deal that offered more compensation and creative freedom. His achievements in sneakers would be far less without the support of Adidas. West himself said he needed the sneaker maker’s infrastructure on his 2015 song “Facts.”

Do you remember the “facts”? Here is the greatest artist of the 21st century coming out on New Years Eve to release a dissenting piece against a rival sneaker company. It’s a fierce level of loyalty that goes far beyond the standard press release copy about the “deep bonds” and “mutual respect” of Random Collaborator A teaming up with Random Sneaker Company B to make a series. limited by Unrelated Sneaker C.

This degree of connection and investment is part of what has made the Adidas Yeezy line so successful. He created the most interesting and innovative partnership between a sneaker brand and an artist in the history of footwear. With that, therefore, should come a more protected status for the Yeezy line within Adidas. West shouldn’t find out that a shoe that looks as much like his is hitting the market as it is hitting the market, since that should be allowed at all.

West’s message comes from a place of power in the industry, but it’s valuable to smaller designers who’ve worked with sneaker brands only to see them cling to their sauce long after a contract has expired. contract. This frequently happens to people with much less influence than him. What he is asking is that a conversation take place about this kind of work. If West can change that norm and change the industry again, pushing sneaker companies to a place where consent around similar designs is more common, victory will be more than just a personal victory.

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The best ways to get your muddy sneakers back https://pwminor.com/the-best-ways-to-get-your-muddy-sneakers-back/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 21:18:56 +0000 https://pwminor.com/the-best-ways-to-get-your-muddy-sneakers-back/ Photo: Lucy’s workshop (Shutterstock) If your sneakers are extremely dirty but you don’t want to replace them, there are ways to get them back into shape, if not back to their fresh-out-of-the-shoebox glory days. But with the right tools and materials, you can get close. These are the best ways to restore and revitalize a […]]]>

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If your sneakers are extremely dirty but you don’t want to replace them, there are ways to get them back into shape, if not back to their fresh-out-of-the-shoebox glory days. But with the right tools and materials, you can get close. These are the best ways to restore and revitalize a pair of really gross kicks.

Use a corkscrew to remove mud from crevices

Before getting to the heart of the matter, start with the big picture: remove as much mud as possible. One of the best tools for cleaning mud from the bottom of your sneakers is a corkscrew. Its fine tip allows you to really dig in there and scratch covered in mud tight crevices, and its metal construction will prevent it from cracking or breaking As toothpick orother disposable item.

Use a melamine sponge on rubber soles

A melamine sponge (which is the same as branded magic eraser) is more dense tHan a regular sponge, with tiny pores that give it a quality of the sandpaper. For best results, first wipe off large chunks of mud with a paper towel or rag, then wet the melamine sponge and scrub gently. on all discolored spots on rubber soles. Try to avoid the sneaker cloth if possible, to avoid scratches. It is also a good idea to work over a trash can, to catch the debris of the crumbling sponge.

Wash or replace your laces

One of the easiest and cheapest ways to revitalize any pair of shoes is to replace the laces. You box throw your laces in the washing machine if you wish (put them in a mesh bag first to prevent them from getting tangled)but avoid the clothes dryer, as the heat could melt the aiguillettes.

Pay attention to the material

Not all sneakerss are created equal. If you’re going to do a deep clean, you’ll want to use products that will work well with your basketballs Material. (Self Magazine has a complete guide for what to use when.)

For mesh sneakers: youUse a dry brush to remove any excess dirt. Mmix baking soda and vinegar and apply it on the soiled locate and let rest for about 15 minutes. Then gscrub gently for several minutes with a soft brush, then wipe with a soft cloth, wet cloth. Leave the sneakers air dry.

For synthetic leather sneakers: Sdip a cloth in warm water and mild laundry detergent and wipe the dirty areas. So, gently scrub the area with a brush for one minute, working in the detergent, before wiping the sneakers with a soft, damp cloth cloth to remove any detergent residue. Leave the sneakers air dry.

For mesh sneakers: Aavoid both brushing and laundry detergent (as the chemicals can be too harsh on the fabric). In place, use a soft cloth and a bar of mild bath soap. Soak the cloth in cold water and use it to rub gently soap in stains. Once the stains are removedwipe away any remaining soap with a damp cloth towel and let them air dry.

For canvas sneakers: youUse a toothbrush and a cleansing paste made from baking soda and warm water. Dip the toothbrush in the mixture and scrub the sneakers until they are clean. Let sneakers dry with cleaning mixture always on. Once dry, wipe away all that remains hardened baking soda deposits with a damp cloth.

Put baby powder or baking soda in it overnight

shaking a dash of baby powder or baking soda in each sneaker the night will allow the product to absorb the mold smells left by accumulated humidity. (Jjust one of many uses for baby powder that do not involve your baby.) Do it once in a while to keep your sneakers smell fresher, even if they haven’t been covered in mud recently.

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Kanye West slams Adidas over ‘Fake Yeezy’ slides https://pwminor.com/kanye-west-slams-adidas-over-fake-yeezy-slides/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 03:22:30 +0000 https://pwminor.com/kanye-west-slams-adidas-over-fake-yeezy-slides/ UPDATE 06/13, 10:00 p.m.: Kanye made another Adidas-related Instagram post tonight, sharing a screenshot of a text message that appears to outline the terms of his contract with the brand. Highlighted is a clause that notes “There is a limited exception where he can do Yeezy-branded casual and lifestyle apparel on his own but not […]]]>

UPDATE 06/13, 10:00 p.m.: Kanye made another Adidas-related Instagram post tonight, sharing a screenshot of a text message that appears to outline the terms of his contract with the brand. Highlighted is a clause that notes “There is a limited exception where he can do Yeezy-branded casual and lifestyle apparel on his own but not with a competitor.”

From the post, it appears that Kanye is teasing the launch of his own Yeezy clothing line without the help of Adidas, but that could also be a form of negotiation.

West’s deal with Adidas is currently set to expire in 2026.

See the original story below.

Kanye West is back on Instagram, and today he’s set his sights on an unexpected target: Adidas.

Ye returned to his account for the first time in weeks to post an image of the Three Stripes’ new Adilette 22 slides, accusing the company of “blatant copying”. Released earlier this month, the updated version of the brand’s signature slide features a redesign that Adidas says is inspired by “3D topography and human expeditions to Mars.” The slide has a warped 3D print mold and has been previewed in a variety of earth tones. It’s similar to the Yeezy Slide from West’s own Adidas line and is apparently too close for the comfort of Kanye, who called out Adidas CEO Kasper Rørsted about the new version.

“To Kasper, I no longer stand for this blatant copying,” West wrote. “To all of sneaker culture…This is for anyone who wants to express themselves but feels like they can’t get their contract fired or be called crazy…These shoes represent the disrespect that people in power have for talent.”

The Adidas Adilette 22 slides. Image via Adidas

West goes on to say that he’s not talking to “DC” about it and instead wants to talk to Rørsted directly. A source tells Complex that the “DC” mentioned in the post is Daniel Cherry III, who joined Adidas as senior vice president and general manager in January 2022. According to his LinkedIn, Cherry previously worked alongside West in the frame of Nike’s Air Force 1 25e “Classic” anniversary campaign.

Adidas Yeezy Slide 'Pure' GZ5554 Release Date
Adidas Yeezy Slide. Image via Adidas

The Adilette 22 slides were released earlier this month for a retail price of $55 and have since sold out on adidas.com, but another release is currently announced for July 8th. $55 but has since seen its price increase to $60.

West’s complaint may not be without merit. While it’s common in the sneaker industry for brands to release derivative variations of their own popular models, Adidas has dropped Yeezy-adjacent shoes since the line’s debut. Sneakers like the Tubular Invader and Tubular Shadow were reminiscent of the Yeezy Boost 750 and Yeezy Boost 350 respectively, and the new Adidas foam shoes drew comparisons to the Yeezy Foam Runner.

Adidas did not respond to a request for comment.

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