We know it’s been a while since we last dropped a magazine bomb on all of ya, but we’re making up for our tardiness with absolute excellence. Issue 31 of Sneaker Freaker took over four months to craft and we reckon it shows! Every form of sneaker appetite should be sated by this one – we conducted a forensic investigation on how Nike’s notorious Air Max Plus (The ‘TN’) became such a beloved delinquent; got the word on Reebok’s 25th birthday party plans for the immortal Pump ball boot; and pulled up a pew and listened to an adidas super-fan recount his pilgrimage to Argentina to find some incredible hidden treasure sneaks. We also hunted down exotic animal leather aficionado and in-demand sneaker customiser, JBF, and learned about his design process and how he found himself stitching elephant and cobra skin into Jordans; as well as previewing stacks of new colabs from UNDFTD and ASICS, Ronnie Fieg and adidas, Concepts and New Balance, Patta and Diadora, and more. Every other brand that matters in the sneaker world, from K-Swiss and Etonic to Saucony and Fila have their moment in the spotlight in this issue too – we’ve really covered it all this time.

Great things take time, and we took ours so we could be truly proud of Issue 31, we hope you love it! Head over to our shop and grab the issue and we’ll have it sent to you hot off the press. After that, peep the gallery above for a preview of three of the covers options.

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5 Movies to Watch This Week | Blue Ruin, A Hijacking and More

5 Movies to Watch This Week | Blue Ruin, A Hijacking and More

Following the feedback and success of our 30 Films to See Before Your 30 feature, we continue our latest series, 5 Movies to Watch This Week. As the title suggests, five movies are featured each week regardless of release date alongside their respective IMDB ratings. Check out our picks below and look for The Equalizer (starring Denzel Washington), and Jimi: All Is by My Side (starring Andre 3000) to hit theaters this Friday, September 26.


5 Movies to Watch This Week | Blue Ruin, A Hijacking and MoreBlue Ruin (2013)

A thriller directed by Jeremy Saulnier, Blue Ruin stars Macon Blair as a beach vagrant named Dwight. Living out of his car and scavenging through trash cans and dumpsters for food and money, a policewoman finds Dwight and gives him the news that Wade Cleland, the man who murdered his parents, is soon to be released from prison. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family. Buy it here or stream it here.



5 Movies to Watch This Week | Blue Ruin, A Hijacking and MoreA Hijacking (2012)

A Danish thriller written and directed by Tobias Lindholm, A Hijacking (Danish: Kapringen) is about the crew of a Danish cargo ship that’s hijacked by Somali pirates who proceed to engage in escalating negotiations with authorities in Copenhagen. The plot alternates between the events on board the hijacked ship, and those occurring in the shipping company’s office back in Denmark. It focuses largely on the experiences of the ship’s cook and the shipping company’s CEO, acting as the negotiator. Buy it here or stream it here.



5 Movies to Watch This Week | Blue Ruin, A Hijacking and MoreA History of Violence (2005)

A crime thriller directed by David Cronenberg and written by Josh Olson, A History of Violence is an adaptation of the 1997 graphic novel of the same name by John Wagner and Vince Locke. The film stars Viggo Mortensen as the owner of a small-town diner who is thrust into the spotlight after killing two robbers in self-defense, thus forcing him to confront his violent past. Buy it here or stream it here.



5 Movies to Watch This Week | Blue Ruin, A Hijacking and MoreOutrage (2010), Beyond Outrage (2012)

A Japanese yakuza film directed by and starring Takeshi Kitano, the film is centered around the boss of a major crime syndicate who orders his lieutenant to bring a rogue gang of drug traffickers in line, a job that gets passed on to his long-suffering subordinate. Outrage is followed by a 2012 sequel, Beyond Outrage, wherein the police launch a full-scale crackdown on organized crime, igniting a national yakuza struggle between the Sanno of the East and Hanabishi of the West. It’s also worth noting that there is reportedly a third film in the works. You can buy Outrage here and stream it here, and you can find Beyond Outrage here or here.



5 Movies to Watch This Week | Blue Ruin, A Hijacking and MoreThe Fly (1986)

A science fiction horror film directed and co-written by David Cronenberg, The Fly stars Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis as Seth Brundle, a self-involved research scientist, and Veronica Quaife, a science-magazine reporter. Inviting Veronica to his lab, Seth prepares to demonstrate his “telepod,” which can transfer matter through space. As they grow closer, she ultimately prompts Seth into experimenting with humans rather than inanimate objects. Seth himself eventually enters the telepod, preparing to transmit himself through the ether — but he doesn’t know that he is sharing the pod with a tiny housefly. Buy it here or stream it here.


5 Movies to Watch This Week | Blue Ruin, A Hijacking and More is a post by Brian Farmer on Highsnobiety.




This one is for the ladies. Nike has teamed up with textiles manufacturer Liberty of London again to release a purped-out rendition of the Air Force 1 High. These premium swaggy suede sneakers feature a mixed floral and polka dot textile, which sits pretty on a white midsole that will have you steppin’ out for spring. No news on a release date but stick with SF for the latest. Pics via Nikeblog.

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Palace Skateboards Fall 2014 Collection

After releasing their “Endless Bummer” skate video and then announcing their upcoming collaboration with adidas Originals, Palace Skateboards has released their Fall 2014 collection. The London-based brand’s latest offering contains a mix of crewnecks, hoodies and T-shirts incorporating incredibly dope graphics including different variations on their logo. Noteworthy items that are sure to sell out fast include the palazzo and bulldog tees, and shark cewneck. The Palace Skateboards Fall 2014 collection is now available in full at Très Bien.

Head over to What Drops Now to browse through a further selection of goods from Palace Skateboards and don’t forget to check out the 10 independent skateboard brands you should know right now.

Palace Skateboards Fall 2014 Collection is a post by Brian Farmer on Highsnobiety.


Watch the Official Gameplay Trailer for ‘WWE 2K15’

On the heels of WWE’s “Night of Champions” PPV event, the first official gameplay trailer for 2K15 has been released and here’s a look at what to look forward to. This new release is the first next-gen game from WWE, so expect to see some intense graphics and hopefully some smooth gameplay. As you can see from the trailer, a good roster from the WWE universe are a part of 2K15 including the legendary Undertaker, Hulk Hogan, Brock Lesnar and many more.

Watch the Official Gameplay Trailer for ‘WWE 2K15’ is a post by nickjoseph on Highsnobiety.




Adidas Originals have ensnared some prize bumblebees from Hamburg here. The much-loved Three Stripes silhouette is almost always delivered in a simple colour equation with some gum love served on the bottom, and this rendition is no exception – all you’ll see is a black pigskin suede upper overlaid with bright yellow 3-Stripes and heel slapped on some of that good rubber. Sneaker Freaker readers have got the hot connect on this one, with Aphrodite1994 offering 10% off this model until September 29 by clicking here and entering the code HAMBURG10 at checkout. Yeah, uhuh, you know what it is.

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Nike Free OG “Black Anthracite”

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the world’s sneaker designers had become colorblind overnight, given the amount of all-black/monochrome colorways we’ve been seeing recently. Having said that, Nike‘s latest edition of the Free OG is one of the classier models of this recent craze, with the ubiquitous black set off against a not-quite-black “Anthracite” ton, given depth with a neatly textured snake/croc-embossed upper. With the Free sole unit providing a comfy-as-hell ride and the runaway success of the very similar “Genealogy of Free” model, this sneaker promises to be an instant hit so don’t say we didn’t warn you. Cop yours at Titolo.

Nike Free OG “Black Anthracite” is a post by Alec Leach on Highsnobiety.