Converse All Star Modern – Exciting new developments from the Converse crew just arrived today. Following Converse’s highly anticipated Chuck II release last year, the iconic footwear brand just revealed a brand new silhouette dubbed the Converse All Star Modern. While inspired by the All Star and its sportswear heritage, the new addition is ultra-sleek, incredibly lightweight, innovative, and aerodynamic—a true 2016 update to the classic. The Converse All Star modern arrives in Hi and Ox silhouettes, featuring Nike Hyperfuse, contoured Phylon outsole, TPU-fused overlaid toecap, lined inside with neoprene on the split tongue and interior. It’s likely the most comfortable and clean release from Converse we’ve ever slipped on our feet. Available on Thursday, June 16 starting at $130 at Converse stores and select retailers.
Converse is also dropping a limited release of the Converse All Star Modern HTM—HTM is the team of creatives made up by the legendary Tinker Hatfield, Hiroshi Fujiwara (OG of Fragment Design), and Nike CEO Mark Parker. This first HTM for Converse edition arrives with premium goat leather upper, debossed All Star signature ankle patch, and HTM logo on the pull tab. Available Thursday, June 9 for $180 USD in black and white exclusively at NikeLab locations and NikeLab.com.
KITH for colette – That striking blue that colette is known for is the focal point for their latest collaboration with New York’s KITH. Along for the ride is rapper Fabolous and sneaker giant PUMA as the two brands showcase a range of sportswear and sneakers. Things start off quickly with athletic sweats and move on to taffeta and nylon color-blocked tops and bottoms. PUMA provides some classic running sneakers to finish off this elaborate collection between the Paris and New York retailers.
Jean Jullien for Almost Skateboards – I don’t skate. I did once, and was never any good, but I do love buying skate decks. Skateboard decks have become a creative way to appreciate and support the work of artists, and Almost taps Jean Jullien for their latest round of team decks. The London-based artist has a whimsical approach that breathes playfulness across illustrations inspired by life with friends and family. The decks will retail for $55 each, and are available for purchase at Almost retailers now.
adidas Original Gazelle “Sliced Snake” – Finally, here’s something from adidas Originals that is worth mentioning, and doesn’t come on a BOOST sole. The Gazelle has always been a modest sneaker, but it gets treated with a faux snake print that gives the classic low-top a new and fresh look. In this latest rendition, the nubuck uppers are textured to resemble intricate panels of a snake’s skin, all while sitting on a fresh and clean white midsole.
ICNY Summer 2016 – ICNY has proven they’re not just a novelty brand with a Summer release that is big on sports and function. The latest drop shows off lightweight and packable running jackets that feature the company’s trademark reflective printing. Jackets aren’t the only technical pieces with premium breathable fabrics across T-shirts, shorts, and camp caps. The collection builds off of reflective print with innovative and updated sport designs.
Bose QuietComfort 35 – Bose makes shit speakers, but the one thing you can throw your money on are their set of noise cancelling headphones. The latest to be added to the QuietComfort library are a set of over-the-head cans that are also wireless. Until this latest release, QuietComfort headphones and earbuds have all required a wired connection, but the QuietComfort 35 uses both Bluetooth and NFC for wireless pairing. Another notable detail for these innovative cans is that each charge translates to over 20 hours of noise-cancellation.
Patta Accessories Summer 2016 – With summer being the perfect time for travel, Patta announces an extension of their line with an accessories collection. The bag collection will include a roll-top rucksack, a multi-compartment shoulder bag, large messenger bag, and a gym duffle. The bags are made with heavy-duty Cordura fabric, premium YKK zippers, and a simple grey and purple color palette.
FTP x HUF – Los Angeles-based FTP has been flying under the radar for a couple of years now, but things are about to change with their latest collaboration. The controversial brand teams up with HUF for a three-piece capsule collection. Starting with a co-branded T-shirt, the collection will also include a pair of white crew socks and HUF’s Sot sneakers. The shoes will feature canvas and suede uppers and a special translucent outsole. Expect the HUF and FTP to drop at select stores this Thursday, June 9.
Radeon RX 480 – The fine line between gaming is not set with frame rates or resolution. It comes down to whether your rig is capable of VR. Up until last week, the least expensive option was a GTX 970 from nVidia, but now AMD offers an option at nearly half the price. Available with either 4GB or 8GB is the RX 480, but also has a Polaris architecture that computes 5 teraflops per second, and is capable of working with Oculus and VIVE to give you a a VR experience under $200.