The Nike Lunar has been in the corner of my mind over the last few months. I know I like the shoe, the shape and feel, the way they look on foot. I often like the idea of mixing a technical trainer into an outfit that might not usually have that aesthetic mixed in. Wether its a Footscape or the Moire+, they can look great with some fatigue pants, a chambray and a down vest - for example. I think when it comes to this sort of look, the latest collaboration by Wood Wood really hits the nail on the head. The LunarWood TZ was done with Nike's progressive Sportswear collection and took the Lunar up a notch by adding some tough technical aspects and the ACG stamp. I think the colors and look of this shoe came out really well, and while I might not love the "WW" on the left heel, there is too much good going on here to let it bother me. I'm probably going to try to get a pair of these trainers over the coming months. I'm not sure what retail will be like, but I'm hoping not too bad. — Besides the great product itself, BeingHunted have put together a nice feature on the project and it includes a short Q&A with the folks from Wood Wood. It's worth a read and definitely worth a look at the images - both product shots and look book.
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Hiroshi Fujiwara seems to be a natural word to associate with a good looking Nike shoe these days. His simple use of color and choice of models that haven't had much impact in the recent past are more often than not winners. The Match Classics definitely hit my sneaker soft spot when I saw these in person recently. The small check, clean lines and nice suede all look just right. I really like the shape of this shoe, especially on the toe box area. They are definitely an easy sneaker to wear a few times a week and the brown or black suede would hold up in this wintery weather pretty well. Even the red could look nice after a little beating. I'm personally a fan of the vintage models and the cheap flimsy tongues especially. They feel good and look natural, not a whole lot else to say – I would probably go with the brown pair myself. —
It's no secret that we come from a past of sneakers here at Inventory. While the whole 'mature', 'clean' and 'grown man' approach continues to spread through the market down to Nike SB – HUF's latest collaboration might be one of the tidiest Nike Blazers to release in recent history. The off-white and black canvas look great on the subtle black piping around the white mid sole. With no real branding beyond the heel tab and the very nicely altered heel-midsole logo, the shoe would be an easy purchase this fall. The metal eyelets are a nice finishing touch to upgrade a true classic - available in early November. Images via Hypebeast
These are probably some of the most blogged about shoes in the last few months as we've seen leaked shots from Matt George to Tres Bien to poorly shot images in their own catalog. Now the shoes are actually hitting stores in the very near future starting with the likes on Honyee. These are probably the best images to date, and to be honest the more I see them, the less I want them. I never was thinking I needed a pair but I do think the collaboration and execution for that particular shoe is good. I personally just find that with the toe cap on a Nike the shoes just become a bit too bulky for me. Fortunately I have a pretty good selection of footwear already and I think if I were to acquire these it would be strictly because it was A.P.C. and Nike and that isn't probably a good enough reason - especially since the reseller game is down. However if I had to get them, I would go with the blue ones. Get your proxy lined up early if you do need them, they should be available on hynee.store any day.
I had a brief debate whether to post these new Nike Sportswear Blazers or not. While the content of the website has moved further away from the sneaker culture and into an interesting new mixture of high end fashion houses, to independant designers to heritage brands - sneakers will always have a special place in our hearts. Although some people debate whether Common Projects are really sneakers (which they are), they aren't in the sense of the iconic sub culture and don't fully relate to the hip hop and basketball referenences like Nike. The classic sneaker brands still are capable of making a shoe I want to wear and buy. Nike has always been my favorite brand and while they have put out a lot of bad products, they still put out the best in their market. One of my favorite models is the Nike Blazer, so when the reinvented Nike Sportswear dropped this black leather on white joint, I had to let my love free.