Not one to get left behind, adidas has joined the premium leather party, right on the heels of the Horween 998s and burnished leather Lunar Air Max collection. Mixing Night Red and Collegiate Burgundy to create a patina-look with the leather upper on this Superstar – without seeing these in person, we’re not too sure if they are actually made with premium leather or not. Judging by the 109 euro price tag, it might not be as amazing as the Horween Newbies, but hey, not everyone can shell out half a grip for some sneakers! Out now at Afew.

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Jordan Heads Brooklyn Becomes First Exclusive Air Jordan Sneaker Boutique in NYC

Celebrating their grand opening yesterday, Jordan Heads Brooklyn is a consignment sneaker boutique at 302 Malcolm X Boulevard in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. Distinguishing them from their competitors, Jordan Heads is an Air Jordan-only consignment sneaker boutique founded and operated by Brooklyn native Calvan Fowler. The boutique aims to provide Jordan Heads and fellow sneaker enthusiasts highly in-demand Air Jordan sneakers along with an experience that will take every Michael Jordan fan down memory lane. The boutique is outfitted with Air Jordan memorabilia such as sneakers, jerseys, T-shirts, key chains, artwork, magazines, posters and more. As Calvan explains:

“This boutique is the holy shrine to his airness, Michael Jordan, who has left unforgettable memories, from his aggressive skills and championship winning accomplishments to his stylish and iconic basketball sneakers. There’s no better place to be when Air Jordan is the topic.”

Following the store’s opening, Calvan will also be releasing a documentary on the Air Jordan sneaker obsession, titled Jordan Heads. The boutique is a by-product of the film, directed by Calvan Fowler and executive produced by director/actor and Manhattan native Michael Rapaport. The film is currently in post-production, set to release in 2015. Watch the film’s teaser trailer below and stop by the new boutique should you find yourself in Brooklyn.

Jordan Heads Brooklyn
302 Malcolm X Boulevard
Brooklyn, New York 11233 

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Street Style: R.A.W. Milan in the UNDERCOVER x Nike Gyakusou Holiday 2014 Collection

Alternative running crews seem to be cropping up left and right. We recently spoke to Charlie Dark of London’s Run Dem Crew  and in the past featured a shoot with the Berlin Braves for Lodown magazine. We head further south this time around and meet up with R.A.W. Milan. Comprised of a number of creatives who also bear a penchant for running, we met up with three members to test out the new UNDERCOVER x Nike Gyakusou Holiday 2014 gear. The result is a collection that successfully fuses Jun Takahashi’s progressively more serious approach to running with the evolving desires of the crew’s athletes, street artists, designers, musicians and digital creatives.

Check out R.A.W. Milan above and look for the Holiday 2014 collection to hit NikeLab LNZ1 (via Lanza 1 Milano) and today.

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UPDATE: Our favourite pick of the Spezial releases is dropping on Saturday, 25th of October, alongside the rest of the collection. This is a must cop for adidas fans!

adidas hosted a major retrospective under the SPEZIAL banner last year, showcasing over 800 pairs of shoes supplied by UK collectors in London. Curated by Gary Aspden and Mike Chetcuti, SPEZIAL was such a success, they’ve buttered up for round two, heading north to Manchester as part of Design Week in mid-October. Upping the ante, they’ve also assembled an adidas Originals x SPEZIAL capsule collection of premium leisure wear and trainers that will hit the street later this year.

This version of the Boston runner is based on a Spanish-made shoe that generated a lot of interest at the first SPEZIAL exhibition. The sole unit (not midsole) is taken from the ZX710, married-up with a reworked Boston upper. The distance between the eyestay and the toe is significantly shorter than the Boston Super, adding a really sharp edge to the shoe’s profile. The tongue and toe padding was also removed to give the Boston SPZL an enhanced vintage quality.

We’ll have more exclusive SPEZIAL news so check back for your daily updates and check the huge SPEZIAL feature in Issue 31 of Sneaker Freaker.

- Originally Published October 7th, 2014


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Watch Cristiano Ronaldo’s Futuristic Journey to El Clásico in “Out of this World”

Nike introduces the latest iteration of their Mercurial Superfly in “Out of this World.” Starring Cristiano Ronaldo, the Real Madrid star makes his way through a stylized sci-fi universe in the Mercurial Superfly CR7. The new boot follows up the Air Max 1 FB “Cristiano Ronaldo” and features the same silhouette as the last iteration with a shimmering upper and is available in both a high- (Superfly) and low-cut (Vapor) version. The Mercurial Superfly CR7 and Vapor X are now available to purchase exclusively through the Nike Football App for iOS and Android, and more broadly through

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