During Fall we saw Jordan Brand release the Air Jordan Wheat Collection which consisted of the Air Jordan 1, Air Jordan 6 and the Air Jordan 13. One pair that didn’t make the cut for unknown reasons is the Air Jordan 11 Wheat.
Last week brought word of a potential release for the famed Air Jordan 11 “Blackout” sample that sold for over $11,000 when it hit the resale market. Now, the first Jordan 11 news of the new year comes by way of another sample, in the form of this “Wheat” colorway.
As you can see this Air Jordan 11 features suede across the uppers dipped in Wheat. In addition we have a textured patent leather overlay while Metallic Gold is applied to the Jumpman on the collar. Other details includes White across the midsole and a semi translucent Gum outsole.
Donning a nearly identical color scheme to the trio of wheat Jordans that released earlier this year, the Jumpman hones in on the work-boot aesthetic once more. Currently there are no release plans for this sample, so for now you will just have to enjoy the close-up look below and cross your fingers for a release.
What could go down as the strangest colorway debut during Kanye West’s time with Adidas, a new colorway of the Adidas Yeezy Boost 700
The upper sees strong neon green throughout as it rests atop an all-black sole unit. This sample’s differences lie in the 700 branding found on its lateral side — while the lateral branding remains in-line with previous models such as the 350 V2, the released iteration of the YEEZY BOOST 700 sees additional overlay panels and minimal branding rather than the industrial-like stamp seen in the imagery provided.
Take a look at the YEEZY BOOST 700 VX sample above and let us know how it compares to previous models and upcoming releases. In related news, you can check out the official store list for this month’s YEEZY BOOST 700 restock.
Expectantly, one box has been designed for the ZX 500 RM “Goku” and another for the Yung-1 “Frieza,” each boasting an adidas x Dragon Ball Z logo front and center. Dragon Ball Z‘s orange circle motif then welcomes the adidas Trefoil logo, while each box features an image of the character that inspired the shoe.
All eight shoes from the adidas Dragon Ball Z collection have been revealed; they will begin releasing in August featuring iconic match-ups between protagonists and antagonists of the Dragon Ball franchise. It starts in August with Son Goku and Frieza/Freeza from the “Freeza Saga” represented by the adidas ZX 500 RM and the Yung-1. September will feature Son Gohan and Cell from the “Cell and the Androids Saga” with the new adidas Deerupt and the Prophere. It continues in November with Vegeta and Majin Buu from the “Majin Buu Saga” represented by the Ultra Tech and the Kamanda. As of this report, the collection concludes in December with Shenlong and Super Shenlong (alternately spelled “Shenron”) and the upcoming EQT Mid ADV. We would guess December is based on “The Secret of the Dragon Balls.” The entire selection of footwear highlights adidas’ newer footwear models that are set to debut throughout 2018. The obvious lack of BOOST footwear models might be alarming, but adidas is attempting to bring energy around fresh silhouettes in an effort to broaden consumer interest beyond the predictable NMD route. Additionally, The Yeezy Mafia reveals that each shoe release will come with an action figure of the corresponding character. There are rumors that characters Mr. Popo, Yajirobe, Tenshinhan and Mr. Satan will also be getting their own silhouette, which suggests that the adidas Dragon Ball Z collection may extend beyond the eight shoes seen here. See all eight adidas Dragon Ball Z shoes below and stay tuned for the latest updates regarding this major Fall 2018 collaboration. Update September 1, 2018: adidas Originals took to social media to tease the official announcement of their collaboration with the legendary global anime series Dragon Ball Z. The collaboration will focus on three of the most iconic battles re-imagined in sneaker form. While early leaks called for the release to kick off in August, adidas has confirmed September 2018 as the official kick off. Shoes have not been revealed but check our adidas x Dragon Ball Z page for what’s been leaked so far. And stay tuned for more details around this special release.
For the 50th U.S. Open, Serena Williams will take the court in style thanks to the sublime touch of Virgil Abloh, the Off-White founder who has sent the sneaker world in a frenzy with his “The 10” collaboration with Nike. As part of “The Queen Collection”, which includes on-court apparel and footwear exclusively made for Serena, Virgil crafted new colorways of his Nike Blazer and Nike Air Max 97 befitting of Serena’s royal theme – one that is inspired by her love of ballet. Featuring an elemental rose upper and a color gradient of pink, purple, and gold, the Air Max 97 received a welcome touch of power and finesse that only the 23-time champion can bring to the game.