Since opening in 2006, Canadian retailer HAVEN has become a major force in global menswear. Starting with physical stores in Vancouver and then Toronto, HAVEN has grown a truly international following. Its extensive online platform combines retail with elevated editorial and investigative features.
Vault by Vans partners with Schoeller, the leader in innovative and high-tech performance textiles, to create a seven-piece footwear collection featuring Schoeller’s highly functional fabrications on Vans’ classic silhouettes.
adidas consortium and Swiss footwear powerhouse Titolo collaborate on a fresh, icy NMD. With stores in Zurich, Bern and Basel, Titolo has looked to the region's dramatic outdoors to create a sneaker inspired by alpine snow zones and hidden glacial phenomena.
Known across Japan for their relaxed sartorial take on classic fashion designs, United Arrows & Sons has brought this same perspective to a capsule of iconic 3-stripes designs, working closely with up & coming typographer MIKITYPE on a text graphic which reads“United Arrows& Sons” and “adidasOriginals” in Katakana.
Sneaker Exchange brings two retailers together and challenges them to overcome geographic and aesthetic differences. KITH and NAKED collaborated on a product that captures the essence of their enterprises. The result is the striking, ultra-contemporary NMD CS2 - a new, sock-like silhouette which abandons the conventional lacing system. It is an aesthetic that speaks to both genders, and defies peoples' expectations as to what male or female sneakers are supposed to be.
This March, adidas Consortium releases a pack to celebrate a global women’s movement. This pack offers three Samba’s in rich color ways, designed specifically for women.
In their first collaboration with adidas, Sneaker Politics has come up with a stylish, a royal shoe based on a strong backstory. It pays homage to Mardi Gras’ past and present, but it is also a model versatile enough to be worn in all circumstances. The Gazelle is having a real moment and this Primeknit version will be a hit with sneaker enthusiasts seeking both a strong degree of heritage and modern technological innovation.
This spring, Vault by Vans collaborates with Stockholm-based menswear powerhouse, Our Legacy to create a 10-piece footwear and 12-piece apparel capsule collection inspired by Californian hardcore punk culture. The offerings include Vans’ classic footwear silhouettes in bold orange, black and white colorways and timeless Vans apparel basics including a pullover sweatshirt and graphic tees that convey a striking blend of street culture and high quality design.
The second installment of the 2017 Sneaker Exchange is a transcontinental collaboration between two major Consortium partners. Sweden’s Sneakersnstuff began life in Stockholm and has gradually opened stores across northern Europe. Similarly, Social Status started with a single store in North Carolina before expanding around the eastern United States.
JC Ro is an artist based here in Long Beach, CA, but his talents and blue collar work ethic were forged back before the Metro-Detroit native made his move for the west coast in 2003. What started off as a move towards California in the pursuit of palm trees, pretty girls, and year round skating weather, has since transitioned through design and into a career in art.
When it was previously slated for release, the shoe was popularized in many “Best of Year” lists