October 13th, 2012 by Aaron Hope
Italian athletic brand ellesse doesn’t get as much attention as other European brands with similar experience, but recent collaborations have shine some light on some of their classic silos. Following up on last year’s ‘Fab Five’ bringback will continue this momentum, as five more elite retailers lend a hand to styling these mid-October releases. The ellesse 117 returns courtesy of Munich’s Amen, London’s Present presents a Poli, atmos Tokyo rocks the Marathon ’84 and Milan’s Special skate shop tinkers with Natas Kaupas’ notoriously appropriated Assist hightop. A true sequel to last year’s quintet would finish off with the Levanto lowtop, so check ellesse Heritage‘s YouTube channel for the fifth teaser video and expect these at select locations next Thursday, October 18th.
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January 10th, 2012 by Aaron Hope
A Nike collaboration taking its colorway from a British sports car is a recipe for success proven out by the immense success of Nike’s Kobe Bryant x Aston Martin pack from 2010. This new take on UK-born automotive muses won’t be as widely available (or lusted after) as Kobe’s Vanquish-inspired two-pack, but the colorway is similar enough to create more connections between that Hyperdunk/Zoom Kobe V set and this new AMEN x Nike LunarGlide+ 3 ’Lotus Evora’ design. Brought to fruition by German designer Paul Snowden, this special design for Munich boutique AMEN reimagines the logo-emblazoned Evora by utilizing its color palette on a design that adds ‘AMEN’ and ‘EVORA’ to the tongue tags to finish the tie-in. Check out the shoe and its inspiration in greater detail after the jump and let us know which has been the greatest car-based sneaker design we’ve seen so far. via Sneakerb0b
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