#SneakerSunday May – Alyx Nike FreeRUN with vibram Cramp Sole

We go again,

Matthew williams edges mays best sneaker with the free run images just days before the month ends. It was probably going to go to a free run anyway but this is a speedsock free run with rugged detachable sole that doubles as a basketball sneaker. I am yet to see how weatherproof this rugged second sole is so we can’t call it Techwear but it’s my favourite thing to look at right now.

Matthew Williams pulled something off I don’t think anyone has wrote about. He made Nike and another name brand collab all on his own, we should all know Nike puts out exclusivity contracts for anyone working with them meaning they can’t work with a competing brand but maybe Matthew has found a way to get Alyx to work with Nike.

I have a Vibram blog coming up but they have been getting busy with other industrial sneaker designers and Matthew is one of their main ambassadors with pretty much all his sneakers donning a Vibram second sole. This second sole is rugged chunky and looks almost weatherproof but I like to call these Second Soles City Clip-ons meaning they’re built for inner city walking only and don’t be so certain water won’t fall in the cracks of the innersole of the second sole. Kind of confusing but you get the picture.

The running sneaker or speed sock does not have the Frampton Ellis Barefoot Tech probably to make it easier to clip on to the sole but it is a high top that is slip on with an inner sole zip and shoelaces as a facade or to tighten. Some rugged toe grip and same reinforcement on the heel – and if I know anything about the way the free run is designed that sole is very flat and sticky probably enough for court use.

The detailing on this crep is impressive I love it, just looks sleek and calm to wear on its own with such a simple silhouette as the freeRUN one, it’s Details make it look very technical and methodical all the fabrics and plastics used seem to be for a purpose and and to the fine details and texture of the boot. Which is really reinforced when you add the Vibram sole which I really want a close look at the mould’s details To see what it really does. The mould really adds to the silhouette a different energy you almost look at the boot as an all in one till you take it off and see the speedsock on it’s own

At this point Vibram is really pulling it in the eyes of Techwear crep aficionados like myself thanks to Matthew it is looking nice to me, Nike made a good move not being too precious with the new sneaker silhouettes and allowing the artist to really manipulate them to create a whole different unique style.

This Crep really speaks to Matthews philosophy and to the industrial sneaker trend now style that sleek & simple go with rugged and detailed.


Editors Note

At this point I really just want to jump in and add to this industrial Sneaker style put my name in the hat and make it certified I’ve really got some things cooking but all in due time. I just love what my peers are doing and moving in a direction I like.

This is the way I like to see menswear done being a real style of its own

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#SNEAKERSUNDAY Kick Of The Month April — Pyer-Moss Reebok DMX Daytona

We Go Again,

I am exceptionally happy to be writing about a sneaker that I actually like. It’s been months since I have wrote a sneaker of the month blog, this one is dedicated to April as I feel all the summer releases are going to come out soon.

It’s been a very long time since I’ve been able to write about reebok in fact I don’t think I have it was really not till the Everyman sneaker of 2018 which was at the beginning of the year; not that long away but Kerby really came with some fire I love this yellow and all the other colourways he got engaged with especially the monochrome flavour

 

 

These basketball shoes are wavy and exactly what is needed by the foremost premier black designer of this decade. He took the lashes on his back for Virgil Kanye Samuel and everyone else didn’t have to.

None of these other guys can even dare to walk in his shoes in fear they will lose their sponsors.

The story behind Kerby is as followed he wanted to be a sneaker designer in New York till they cut the sneaker design course and he became a Womenswear intern till he came up with his own designs and came back from Istanbul such good leathers Rihanna wore the Jacket where it was mistaken for a white designer but no it was Kerby and that was the start of Pyer-Moss

After a rocky road he got to partner with Reebok and get creative control on his project this is what he came up with. Can you imagine. Although he’s been around in fashion for 15 years been in Forbes & Vogue he is officially getting true shine from me at least and and money for his workafter a career full of shady business

Them pirate black baller creps are all me and these alien boats are me with a hoodie on ready to boogie.

Some cold silhouettes and details following my Industrial sneaker mould with the shape. No dad shoe flexing just bold silhouettes and detailing

I’m ready to write more about Kerby

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Kick of the Month: January — Puma Cell Endura/Venom

We go again

Puma Moved at exactly the right time with this one, it was good business to come at the top of the year with this kick and to follow it up with the Ader Error collab (which I have been promoting heavy) I have been watching Puma and their rollouts since their brother Adidas took over the league in technology and silhouettes.

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What Puma May lack in feature designers they make back in hi-tech trainers. Intro the Puma Cell if I get my history correct the Cell was first released in 98 and the cell trainer like the Endura and Venom were formed with the comfort performance technology.

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They have dramatically different skins and both have incredible detailing I find fascinating whoever’s idea it was to bring this back from the archives may have saved Puma. It was a great way to start out the year beating the nite joggers and TN in performance and aesthetic.

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The upper really make the sneaker and it’s adjusted to the times, not so different from the dad shoe trend but still a performance sneaker.

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Both trainers take their aesthetic from performance of the 90’s and it wasn’t really an aesthetic my people could jive with & you would literally only wear them for track and fireplace sport so to now bring them back as a lifestyle sneaker gets me thinking about who is pulling the strings behind the scenes.

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I picked the both of them because I felt like it and didn’t want to choose between the two. Both of them are involved in culture, not mine. But culture non the less.

img_5380I’m very aware I’m the only one that’s holding Puma in a positive regard but I think I see a bigger play throughout the year with Select and the AderXPuma releases which mean something to places outside America and UK. It may come as a surprise to here but the West are not the only ones who but Sneakers

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with that Puma are making a global play and really ingraining themselves with subculture and the youth in the east. This is what I see

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