Welcome to Sneaker News #99. This week, Nike and Off-White are continuing to honour Virgil Abloh’s legacy with another collab that this time turns its attention to the hiking boot aesthetic. If you’re looking for a more traditional silhouette though, Travis Scott has put his spin on the Nike Attack. And, if you’re not keen on Scott’s Cactus Jack logos, there is another Nike Attack release with a cleaner look. Elsewhere, there are new drops from Fucking Awesome and adidas and Teddy Santis with New Balance. Check it all out below.
Nike x Off-White Terra Forma ‘Mantra Orange’
Virgil Abloh’s creative legacy lives on with the Terra Forma in Mantra Orange. Drawing inspiration from Nike’s late ’80s and early ’90s aesthetics, Off-White transforms the hiking boot into luxury statement. Bold suede overlays and a uniquely cored-out tongue pay homage to historical designs while pushing the boundaries of innovation. The chunky outsole, adorned with a message that encourages us to be kind to the earth. Head to Nike for your chance to cop on 21st December.
Nike x Cactus Jack Attack ‘Light Smoke Grey’
Once again in collaboration with Travis Scott, the Nike Attack has arrived. Originating in ’84, this colour-blocked shoe redefined on-court aesthetics and forever altered the game’s appearance. Now Scott takes his eye to it, defining it with the distinctive backward Swoosh and the custom Cactus Jack heel embroidery. A pop of colour on the tongue is thematically carried across to the eye-catching box. Nike will have these for sale on 19th December.
Nike Attack ‘White and Yellow Ochre’
The Nike Attack looks to be positioned as the Nike shoe to take over in 2023. The Travis Scott collab will boost its profile but if you’re looking for it without the Cactus Jack logos, this could be for you. This colour-blocked classic returns in a colourway plucked straight from the ’80s, adorned with bright yellow overlays. The mid-top silhouette feels particularly vintage but also reminiscent of some of the most popular recent sneakers. Head to Nike for your chance to cop on 22nd December.
ASICS Gel-Kayano 14 Earthenware
The GEL-KAYANO 14 sneaker, a part of the EARTHENWARE Pack, draws inspiration from the rich earth tones found in nature and the colour palettes of iconic outdoor garments. This edition undergoes a modern transformation, featuring rip-stop underlays and tonal colour blocking that offers a technical and contemporary aesthetic. Staying true to its classic design, the midsole incorporates GEL technology for advanced cushioning.
New Balance 998 Made in USA ‘Brown/Green’
In collaboration with Teddy Santis, New Balance introduces the 998 Made in USA sneakers. These sneakers showcase an earthy colour palette, with mesh and suede uppers adorned in rich olive tones, harmonised by neutral off-white accents. The inclusion of a TPU reinforcement ensures enhanced durability, while the ABZORB midsole provides optimal comfort. Finished with a robust rubber outsole, these sneakers once again deliver on the Made in USA series’ commitment to quality. Enter the raffle for your chance to cop at Highs and Lows right now.
adidas x Fucking Awesome Samba
The Fucking Awesome Samba brings a contemporary twist to the classic silhouette, offering a black and white colourway with distinctive debossed FA logo tongue details and custom FA sockliner artwork. Crafted with a full-grain leather upper and synthetic leather stripes, this iteration preserves the iconic lines of the Samba while introducing a modern edge. Noteworthy details include a unique translucent black outsole, staying true to the original design with subtle touches by Fucking Awesome. Head to adidas on 13th January for your chance to own a pair.
New Balance WRPD Runner
The WRPD Runner blends avant-garde design with minimalism, pushing the boundaries of classic running inspiration. Exaggerated proportions and a sleek, understated knit upper, suggest a dynamic sense of motion. The full-length FuelCell midsole, sculpted with fluid contours, imparts a propulsive feel. Wavy accents, derived from heritage models, are seamlessly integrated, offering a familiar yet futuristic aesthetic. The embroidered ‘N’ logo, medial stability post, and sculpted, wavy outsole tread pattern are the true eye-catchers of this shoe. Weighing 400 grams, the WRPD Runner is another innovative running drop from New Balance. Cop from New Balance on 20th December.