UI have asked me to list my top 10 releases so far this year which with the recent sneaker boom is no easy task. All the top sneaker brands have been relentless with new releases, retros and huge collaboration’s every week!
So lets get into it…..My personal favourites of 2014 so far in no particular order…..
REEBOK INSTA PUMP FURY x BURN RUBBER
Burn rubber is a Michigan based sneaker boutique that have collaborated with Reebok for the 20th anniversary of the iconic Insta Pump Fury. The shoe has a light and dark grey upper with a hit of orange on the sock liner and finished nicely with a white midsole and gum outsole which is always a winning combo.
ASICS GEL LYTE III x SNEAKER FREAKER PURPLE ALVIN REISSUE
The reissue of the Purple Alvin GLIII came as a surprise for a lot of people but was never going to be a disappointment, the two tones of purple suede mixed with the black nylon mesh work so well with the white and grey speckled midsole. This retro is missing the R from the heel but that wasn’t going to put any one of this awesome colourway.
NIKE AIR HUARACHE ‘CATALINA’
The last two years has seen a lot of Huarache releases but this new colourway was very refreshing for me to see and looks perfect for the hot summer months, its Catalina green mesh and anthracite upper with hits hits of University gold sat on top of a pure white midsole fit together perfectly.
ADIDAS ZX FLUX OCEAN
The ZX Flux is one of the newest editions to the Adidas family based on the ZX8000 with a one piece upper, This version is from the photo print pack which features crashing blue waves sat on top of an all white heel support, mid and outsole. Only the start of whats to come for this updated classic silhouette.
NIKE AIR HUARACHE LIGHT ULTRAMARINE RETRO
This is an unmistakable silhouette has returned in the original colourway for the 4th time with only a few very minor differences including the use of a Orange instead of the usual red on the outsole and heel pull tab, also the Nike Air on pull tab is now Black not white, all this being said it is still and I think always will be a classic for years to come.
FILLING PIECES LOW TOP 3M MESH RIZKYS
Filling Pieces are a relatively new brand established 2009 in Amsterdam, This low top model is handmade and consists mainly of a nubuck and mesh with a 3M underlay, also features a dark camo touch on the heel and vulcanised sole, it is altogether a beautifully made shoe.
NIKE FREE 4.0 FLYKNIT DC PACK
The Free Flyknit is possibly on the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn! The upper consists of a mainly green, teal and turquoise flyknit with a contrasting black swoosh, heel and toebox sat on top of a half black half white 4.0 outsole which looks and feels awesome.
ADIDAS EQT RUNNING SUPPORT 93 TENT GREEN
This is a Great retro which was eagerly anticipated and this new colourway really works well, the light and dark green suede sit perfectly with the black toebox and tongue, finished of with the white 3 stripes and midsole. Awesome shoe and superb colourway!
PUMA DISC BLAZE FLURO ORANGE
This time the futuristic looking Disc Blaze Features a bright Fluro orange mesh upper with a few hits of darker orange suede which work great sat on top of an all grey midsole with black speckles that compliments the black sock liner and disc, very well executed shoe.
NIKE SB DUNK LOW GIRAFFE
This SB Dunk Low has an awesome unique Giraffe Print on the toe box, mid section and heel separated by black panels and swoosh with contrasting hits of orange on the tongue and heel complimented with white midsole and gum outsole which is always a winner for me, great shoe that is subtle yet still eye catching!