J. Crew x New Balance 998 “Royalty”

After years of being available only in Japan, the iconic 998 are back in the U.S. with never-before-seen custom colors. J. Crew and New Balance teamed up to craft the pair at New Balance's Skowhegan, Maine, factory. Run, don't walk—these will go fast.

J. Crewは今年13回目のNew Balance エクスクルーシブモデル998 “Royalty”を発売した。9月15日の998 “Nighthawk”に続く998の連続発売である。


Nike is releasing 2015 Cyber Monday Pack

It’s the biggest online shopping day of the year, and the sneaker brands is releasing some of the season’s biggest styles. Nike kick off their basketball limited-edition gifts for Cyber Monday shopping on Nike.com.

Black Friday PacKに続き、NikeはCyber Monday Packも発売した。まったく息つく暇も無い速攻である!


Vans Sk8-Hi Del Pato MTE

Vans introduces a duck boot-inspired sneaker Del Pato as a new rendition of the Fall 2015 Mountain Edition. The Del Pato is constructed with Scotchgard®-treated uppers, warm linings and a heat retention layer between sockliner and outsole for coming snow season.

一見しただけでは見過ごす人がいるかもしれないが、Black Friday向けに追加発売されたVans Fall 2015 Mountain EditionのBlack ModelはDel Patoです。念のため! 


2015 Nacy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

NYPD Emergency Service Unit kept watch over the festive crowd
Since it began in 1924, participants have been Macy's employees, their families and friends or others who have a relationship with the Parade's elements and/or partners. And this year, security was on parade Thursday at the Macy’s Parade, where more than 2,500 cops made the biggest show of force in holiday history.

例年ならMsacy’sのThanksgiving Day Paradeで全米のホリデーシーズンが開幕する。しかし今年はアサルトライフル抱えたNYPD Emergency Service Unitまで投入され、厳戒態勢のパレードになった。Paris attackの犠牲者の方たちへのトリビュートとともに、全米差大イベントが開催された。


Nike Black Friday 2015 launches

The biggest shopping day of the year is here, and so are this season's hottest new releases. Brand-new styles from Nike make perfect gifts for the athletes or sneakerheads on your list.

NikeのBlack Friday PackはAJ8 Retro、Flyknit Racer "Oreo"など人気モデル満載である!

adidas Ultra Boost new colorways

adidas doropped a new colorway of Ultra Boost without any kind of information. The new colorway featured the Plimeknit upper of mostly black and the reflective yarn, harnessed by a black 3-Stripe cage.

Ultra Boostのニューカラーオプションが相次いで発売されている。同モデルは玄人の評価が高いが、adidasは大量販売に結びつくプロダクトプランとプロモーションに決め手を欠いている。


Golden State Warriors set NBA record with 16 win

The Warriors made NBA history on Tuesday night, becoming the first team ever to begin a season 16-0 after earning a 111-77 victory over the visiting Los Angeles Lakers. Stephen Curry recorded a game-high 24 points and nine assists, while Draymond Green filled the stat sheet with 18 points, seven rebounds and five assists on his very own bobblehead night.



The North Face : Triple Crown Collaboration

A cool but nice start to the Thanksgiving travel week is expected as a strong area of high pressure builds south of the upstate New York through mid-week with slightly milder temperatures returning into Thanksgiving and Black Friday. 

この20年間減少一途のセーターが盛り返し、シンサレート素材を使ったパーカやジャケットもストリートに氾濫している。その先頭を切っているブランドの一つがThe North Faceである。今年のマンハッタンはThe North Faceのコラボレーション3連発になった!

Nike and OHSU Doernbecher unveil 12th Freestyle Collection

The 12th year of the Nike and OHSU Doernbecher Freestyle collection release on November 21. Designed by Mark Smith, each of the one-of-a-kind sneakers features Smith’s personal application of original Tinker Hatfield sketches.
6月の記念オークションモデルに続いて、第12 回Doernbecherコレクションが発表された。今回は市販モデルで21日から全米で発売されている。


Nike Classic Cortez "White/Metallic Gold"

Nike release Classic Cortez “Bronze” for women’s exclusive colorway on September 20th. The “Metallic Red Bronze” sport in a metallic red bronze leather upper. And there is also White/Metalic Gold optionat this moment.

7月のBig Toothに続いて発売されたClassic Cortez “Bronze”は、メタリックブロンズレザーだけと思っていたら、White/Metallic Goldのオプションもあった。

Winter is here: Midwest hit by record snowfall

Image from J.Crew Newsletter
A heavy fall snowstorm hit the Midwestern United States on Saturday. The storm was forecast to travel east into the Great Lakes region and upstate New York according to the National Weather Service. It forecast widespread accumulations of 4 to 8 inches (10-20 cm) of snow.
Winter is finally here. It’s never too early to start thinking about your winter coat.



adidas Originals Tubular X “Boonix”

adidas Originals Tubular X features a two-tone mesh upper with welded overlays, a neoprene tongue and flashy reflective details on the back of the heel. 

Tubular Xの最新カラーオプションが発売された。2014 年のメイクオーバー登場以来たった1年で、いまやadidas retro trainerを代表するヒットモデルに躍進した


Pharrell & Timberland win FN’s ‘Collaboration of the Year’ Award

This new award from Footwear News honors the most exciting design alliance of the year. Timberland  x Pharrell’s win the Year’ Award

FNのコラボレーション大賞はPharrell x Timberlandが受賞した。去年はadidsで忙しかったがちゃんと他所でもビジネスしているのである。

The Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star Tekoa Boot

You love to get outside, but you don’t want your need for weather protection to compromise your style. The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Tekoa is a refined sneakerboot that combines warmth, dryness and durability with a contemporary aesthetic.

Classic CTASシルエットを踏襲しながら、オールウエザーに対応できる lace-up boot “Tekoa” が登場した。名称はマサチューセッツ州バークシャーの分水嶺から取っている。


The Nike Sportswear Women’s Jacquard Pack

Nike Sportswear drops a five-pack of “Women’s Jacquard” themed sneakers just for the ladies, Consisting of the Nike Blazer, Nike Internationalist, Nike Air Max 90, Nike Roshe Run, and Nike Koth Ultra Mid. Each silhouette comes with jacquard uppers in a black, green and yellow camo print.
ホリデーシーズンたけなわに突入して、眼の覚めるようなCapsule Collectionが登場した。今年のグランプリ受賞間違いなしのアイディアである!

adidas Los Angeles “Navy”

adidas Los Angeles “Navy”
Step out in Los Angeles street style. With a textural textile upper, the men's shoes feature contrast 3-Stripes that sign off with a "Los Angeles" graphic, mesh tops on the collar and tongue, and two-tone laces. Comes with a cushioning midsole and a grippy rubber outsole.

10月のWhite-Blackモデルは、NikeOriginal Flyknit Racer の代用になりそうだとバカにされた。今回モデルはネイビーとホワイトのミニマル配色で、これまでで最もソフィスティケイトなモデルと評価は一変した。continue...


Holiday Sweater Looks:J.Crew

Pick up classic pullover in custom colors, and meet the Jackie cardigan, a classic silhouette that the store resurrected from their archives and updated with bright new colors. It's the perfect gift for everyone on your listd.

セーターブームはマススタイルチェーン、デパート、プレミアムブランドメーカーの全てに波及した。もちろんJ.Crewも例外ではない。それどころか、セーターの投入時期はGAPやUrban Outfittersに比較して最も早かった。continue...


Holiday Sweater Looks:Urban Outfitters Group

Image from Anthropologie
There's something about a oversized pullover or soft, luxe cardigan that just brings a sense of warmth and comfort on a crisp fall day. Add in a pair of killer boots, a hat, and you're set to take on fall like a pro.

セーターブームはますますヒットアップしてきた。例年だとThanksgiving Day週末前にはセーターからコートに切り替わるのに、今年はこのぶんだとクリスマスまでセーターブームが延長されることになりそうだ。

The Nike SB Dunk Low “Candy Cane”

The Nike SB Dunk Low “Candy Cane” is the perfect Christmas sneaker for you. The shoes offers the Candy stripe pattern that you see everywhere during the Christmas season. A green inner liner finish off its Christmas-themed holiday looks.



Nike Air Force 1 Women’s

The Nike Air Force 1 High Suede Women's Shoe redefines a hoops original with a perforated suede upper and the same full-length cushioning that made the original famous. 

Air Force 1 のウイメンズ強化が急ピッチで進み始めた。すでにBlazerはウイメンズ向けのトップモデルに育成されているが、Air Force 1はダークホースのポジションに近付きつつある。

Holiday Sweater Looks:GAP Group

Discover a wide variety of casual and formal sweaters for Fall 2015 collection, you can update your wardrobe with the colors and patterns of the season. Find a great look for every day with casual womens sweaters, including pullover and cardigan designs.

もうすぐThanksgiving Day weekendというのに、セーター販売は止まるところを知らない。GAPは10月に本格化したSweater looksを11月にはさらに拡大中である。今年のセーター氾濫は20年ぶり、史上空前のブームになってきた。


Ba rneys’ BNY Sole Series : Limited Edition Brooks

For the seventh release of Sole Series, Barneys worked with the classic American running company to create a heritage-inspired shoe with modern nuances. The shoe features running elements like reflective details seen on the tongue and toes, as well as EVA foam soles—classic to Brooks’ heritage collections.

BNY Sole Series第7回目は “Brooks”が登場した。フィチャーモデルはChariotで、80年代に最もポピュラーになったモデルの一つである。

Target and Nordstrom came under fire for selling Christmas sweaters

Target is being criticized on social media for a OCD Christmas sweater it currently sells in its stores.  Nordstrom apparently crossed the line with its "Chai Maintenance" Hanukkah sweater, perpetuating an unflattering stereotype of Jewish women.

TargetとNordstromがHoliday sweater販売でsocial mediaの集中攻撃を浴びている。Nordstromは早々にギブアップしたが、Targetは販売意向を崩していない。continue...

The Air Jordan 1 Mid Black/Dark Grey

The Air Jordan 1 Mid Black/Dark Grey has begun hitting stores last weekend. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Brand, the brand is back for Fall/Winter 2015 in a clean and simple combination of black and grey. 

これまでAir Jordan 1は無数と言って良いほどメイクオーバーされてきた。しかし、まだまだ新しいメイクアップは探せばある!continue...


Nike Air Force 1 Flyknit Low “White/Ice”

Nike Air Force1 Flyknot, image from @lequan306
Nike Air Force 1 is undoubtedly an all-time classic sneaker. On the other hand, the hybrid Air Force 1 Flyknit was highly-anticipated among years. Now, we get a first look at the low top hybrid model across a Flyknit upper.

とうとうAir Force 1 のFlyknitモデルが登場した。これだけ待たれていたhybrid modelは他には無い。公式発表は無いが、クリスマスプレゼントの可能性も出てきた。continue...


Nike Air Max Thea Iron

The Nike Air Max Thea is equipped minimal textile upper with synthetic and leather overlays to sit atop phylon midsole. The Thea featurd mesh at forefoot and perforations at heel support for breathability and Solarsoft sockliner for superior comfort.

Theaはギリシャ神話の美の女神だが、Air Max Theaはそれに相応しいメイクアップで毎回登場してきた。今年はWhite Summer Trainerの代名詞になったが、秋はもうひと工夫必要である。


Barneys x The North Face: The outdoor apparel puts a fashion-forward urban spin on its jackets

In collaborating with Barneys, The North Face design team took their expert knowledge of functional design and technical fabrics and put these elements in the context of a more urban explorer.  The brand have also been carefully reimagined for the more trend-forward silhouettes of city life.


Nike open Manhattan pop-up Hike Nike NYC

NikeLab ACG launch Manhattan pop up store Hike Nike NYC last Friday, November 6. The store
offers shoppers the chance to be among the first to purchase SneakerBoots, as well as Tech Fleece Aeroloft. Nike is also hosting five scheduled hikes that will explore the city's local cultural scene.


Nike Classic Cortez Shark Low

The Nike Cortez Shark Low returns. The Shoe redefines the original with an enlarged herringbone outsole and a stretchynepplane upper. The same soft cushioning remains intact in this revamped version of a classic shoe.

Cortezは毎年Holiday SeasonNew Yearに復刻されるのが慣例になってきたが、今回のCortez Shark Low79日発売のBig Toothと瓜二つである。どうしてネーミングを変更したのか・・・!continue...


Vans Leather Sk8-Hi Cup CA

The Sk8-Hi Cup CA of the Vans California Collection is a straight-forward leather classic with the addition of a new cupsole outsole design and a newly developed comfort last.



The Converse All-Star Ma-1 ZIP Swede Pack

Throughout history, the MA-1 bomber jacket and US Air Force iconography have proven to be strong symbols of creativity and self-expression. The Converse Military Zip Collection brings new seasonal MA-1 Zip Swede Pack for coming Holiday season to Foot Locker exclusivly.

All Star MA-1 Zip シリーズ第2弾 “Swede”が登場した。1回目は一目でなっとくだったが、今回はよくよく見ないと・・・。continue...


Nike unveil Air Max 2016

The Nike Air Max 2016 will debut 6 colorway with engineered mesh and Flywire support on November 19th. The flagship model redesign slightly from last year’s model and paired with the full-length, iconic Max Air cushioning technology with reverse swoosh on the forefoot from the heel.


Nike kicks off incredible commercial “Snow Day”

Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
"Snow Day" kicks off Nike’s #GetOutHere campaign, which highlights key products, services and inspiration for athletes at every level who want to train and embrace winter weather. The new ad featured a star-studded cast from Nike’s huge cross-section of athletes.

10月29日のThursday Night FootballでNikeが放映した120秒スポット広告“Snow Day”は、去年MLB All Starで放映した“RE2PECT“ に匹敵する力作だった。もちろん制作はWiden +Kennedyである。continue...


The NikeLab ACG Flyknit Lupinek SFB

Nike ACG was reborn as NikeLab ACG to deliver sport utility for the city last December. At the beginning of Nevember, the latest rendition  NikeLab ACG Flyknit Lupinek SFB come out to merges technologies Flyknit and Flywire with a boot construction.

去年12月の第1回発表以来散発的なプロダクト投入を続けてきたNikeLab ACGが、ようやく9月から活動を活発化した。これからホリデーに向けて本格的なハイテクモデルを投入する!continue...