New Balance’s retro basketball shoe returned in 2020 with the help of collaborator Aimé Leon Dore, and now, the vintage silhouette is making its way into the hands of other high-profile New Balance collaborators in 2021. Earlier this week, U.K. retailer size? gave an early look at their take on the chunky basketball shoe, which covers the 550 in the store’s signature white and orange tones. The size? New Balance 550 features white leather from heel to toe, with their recognizable orange tone accenting the New Balance ‘N’ logos, 550 branding, inner lining, and the mesh underlays around the heel.
To release alongside the White “Blue Bird” offering, adidas will be giving fans a second option at the . This variation comes with a Blue Bird, Cloud White, and Grey color scheme which features a blue textile upper with tonal detailing on the heel piece, laces, eyelets, and taping overlays which allow white Three Stripes branding to pop on the sides. A gradient effect is added to the Boost midsole with blue at the heels fading to white at the toes as blue and grey EVA plugs also make an appearance. Grey also continues on the rubber outsole, heel tab, and tongue labels to complete the design.
The new is one of the best new shoes in the marketplace. Created to replace Nike’s famous LunarLon foam cushioning, React has proven itself to be worthy with the Epic React Flyknit. The all-around running shoe is simply built to provide as much comfort and technology for a runner as possible. The extremely lightweight feel and ultra-responsiveness of the midsole are what gives the shoes their edge, though the sleek aesthetics are an added bonus. Now, Nike is continuing to produce exciting new colorways so everyone can enjoy a pair.
Designed by Fabricio de Costa Machado, the upcoming sneakers split up the color palette that appeared on the aforementioned . A sand-like cream takes over much of the high-top Chuck 70, while a vibrant blue animates the shower Ox. Yet, both options boast textures and graphics that pay homage to the ancient traditions, as well as new achievements deriving from the Pernambuco culture: women are still fighting for equality in regards to assuming the role of “caboclo de lança” (literally “spearman”). Therefore, while SneakerBR’s latest joint-effort with the Swoosh nods to past work, it presents a new idea by being marketed under the “Lanceira” banner as a salute to women.