The adidas Originals Spezial project is undoubtedly the most exciting this year. Just weeks after collaborating with Palace and Neighborhood, the Originals brand is set to rediscover it's own history spearheaded by Gary Aspden. Inspirations range from adidas rarities to world travel and all pieces hark back to the brand's rich history.
As we await the arrival of the collection in the coming weeks adidas have just released a teaser for a forthcoming short film. Tying in with the release of Spezial a handful of enthusiasts jetted off to Buenos Aries after a tip off detailing a forgotten retailer with shelves of deadstock. Photographer Neil Bedford was on hand to document the trip as Gary Aspden, Mike Chetcuti, Robert Brooks and Ian Brown embarked on the research trip of a lifetime. Take a look at some of HYPEBEAST's shots taken out in Buenos Aries and hold tight for the film followed by collection's release in the coming weeks.
Offering up a premium version of the recently re-released Court Star, PUMA present this ANML Leather pack. Although the German sportswear brand have opted for a Ostrich effect leather upper, all that's great about the silhouette is retained making it an almost 1:1 version of the original for fans to collect. Like any re-release or new design that follows it, there's always a little nervousness regarding quality. Despite this, the ANML Leather is executed perfectly, silencing skeptics and proving that PUMA can still hold their own.
In addition to the premium leather upper PUMA have opted for a gum sole unit harking back to the essence of vintage tennis. This ensures the retro appeal of the shoe and contrasts perfectly against the tonal upper. The final touches come courtesy of the gold foil branding and luxurious lace-tips making the ANML Leather one of the best looking tennis shoes we've seen all year.
Both colourways are now available online and in-store in sizes UK7-11 priced at £70.
Pledging commitment to craftsmanship and inspired by warmth in the great outdoors, Pendleton and O'Neill collaborate for autumn and winter '14. Pairing Pendleton's heritage with O'Neill's effortless cool, the result is a collection that'll help you through autumn and winter '14 with ease.
Each piece within the collection is decorated with a Penwool print that fuses O'Neill's ocean aesthetics with classic checks. Just like each piece features Penwool, each piece is also instilled with a high level of quality and attention to detail. Finally, dual branding runs throughout making the Pendleton and O'Neill collection unlike any other this season. Now available both online and in-store.
Making good use of the iconic Air Max 90 this weekend, Nike present the 'Bleached Denim' edition as part of this week's Quickstrike offering. To say we're pleased is an understatement as following on from the Camo iteration, 'Bleached Denim' was an atmos exclusive and restricted to Asia. Estimating the colourway's potential in the EU, Nike have wisely brought it over and retained much of the same exclusivity.
In terms of materials this edition is impressive. By using a unique bleached denim and teaming it with premium suede panels, Nike have not only made something visually impressive but something that's actually pretty hardwearing too. As usual, it's the visible air window and pioneering comfort that truly separates these from the rest.
Limited numbers of the Air Max 90 'Bleached Denim' will be available online at 00:01GMT 20th September.
The adidas Suisse has always been a superior sneaker and from Central Europe exclusivity to selective colourways, adidas Originals have kept the Suisse close to their chests. 2014 marks the shoe's re-release and continues adidas' winning streak. Whilst every re-release throws up concerns regarding quality and compromise, adidas seem to have executed these well leaving them open to new fans and appealing to OGs.
Previously only available in Central Europe, the adidas Suisse has managed to retain a level of exclusivity that benefits all rarities. Whilst mass popularity could have killed it off, the Suisse remained one for those in the know, sitting quietly under the radar with understated styling and tooling that actually works.
With a lightweight sole unit and a premium suede upper, the Suisse is a superior affair but one that's reassuringly comfortable and fit for day to day wear. This season adidas Originals have opted for three colourways with relevance in the shoe's history and coincidentally they're suited to the long winter ahead. Just as we'd hoped, the same branding has been used throughout and Three Stripes and a Trefoil round the Suisse off perfectly.
Three colourways are now available both online and in-store priced at £72.