"It’s been quite the eventful week for all things related to Kanye West’s sneakers as news broke of forthcoming reissues of the adidas yeezy white and the Zebras (again), the Yeezy 380 gave us a closer look at the upcoming “Blue Oat”, and the creative genius himself revealed in his newest interview with GQ that he wouldn’t mind Nike giving his highly-coveted Air Yeezys a retro release. And after sliding in a last minute revival of his cozy slides yesterday, the Sunday Service leader caps off the third week of April with the latest version of his popular Yeezy 350. The kicks are reflective of Ye’s consistent design language as they favor a neutral-focused beige complexion, and welcome in a Spring-appropriate grey/blue hue to contrast through its traditional side stripes, as well as the sock liners.
The adidas crazy basketball shoes has recently emerged in a retro “Silver Metallic/Hi-Res Red” colorway after its multi-color take by Pharrell Williams. The palette, which is reminiscent of previous iterations of the EQT Gazelle or even a newly-surfaced ZX 9000, adds a heritage spin to The Three Stripes Brand’s modern foray into basketball. Mesh uppers are clad in “Silver Metallic,” while mixed-material accents across the forefoot, midfoot and heel dabble in “Hi-Res Red” and shades of grey. Profile 3-Stripes and branding on the tongue introduce a classic navy hue into the mix. Underfoot, the sculpted rubber midsole and outsole partake in a red-accented grey and white arrangement while revealing Boost-cushioning.
At the peak of menswear — and coincidentally raw denim — Margom soled footwear lead the charge in terms of style; Common Projects and the subsequent “inspirations” ran rampant, but with people looking for cheap alternatives, they always flocked to adidas’ roster of triple white classics. Stan Smiths, Gazelles, Campus 80s, and, of course, the adidas superstar 2020 were among the most popular, and the latter is back once more in an homage to the minimal execution that took the scene by storm years ago. As such, its most signature Three Stripes branding has been removed in favor of a sleeker overall profile; instead, a flat leather seats the side in a two-part set of either black or white. Lace tips as well as the embellished namesake on the mack adorn with gold film, adding a luxe touch in honor of its current anniversary celebrations.
Other than primarily focusing on performing as a professional basketball player, adidas dame 6 possesses an affinity for a wide range of things from the wrestling to cartoons to of course writing raps in the recording studio. Many of these interests have been translated through his signature Dame 6 as recent variations have reflected that of Stone Cold Steve Austin, Sonic the Hedgehog, and even mixtapes via a makeover done in collaboration with Pusha T. And it looks as though this trend is going to keep pushing forward as his love for crossword games is being spotlighted through this latest “Geek Up” iteration which has just appeared on our radar. Graphics symbolic of Scrabble-esque word boxes are printed along down the lateral throat and heels which appropriately spell out “Dame Time”. From a color perspective, a majority of its complexion is dyed to a “Glory Red”, with the tongues and medial panels following suit in stark black to correlate to the Trailblazers uniforms.
Amid delays of its next lifestyle footwear collaboration with Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, adidas is partnering with 3M on a adidas nite jogger mens duo. Relaunched April 2019 as a shoe for “night time creators,” the Nite Jogger keeps true to not only its name, but also its debut in the late ’70s through reflective accents across the forefoot, midfoot and heel. Upping the high-visibility ante, however, are 3M™ Scotchlite™ overlays; the reflective detail covers every inch of both pairs’ uppers, though it delivers more visual contrast on the “Hi-Res Red” Nite Jogger. Nevertheless, “Metal Grey” counterparts boast enlarged “3M” branding on their medial sides, as well as tonal Boost cushioning underfoot, just like it’s louder duo-mate. “Core Black” subdues both options’ extra-flashy iterations around the collar and throughout the outsole."