Nike & Recycled Magazines
This women’s premium Print Pack from Nike uses recycled and shredded magazines to create a Blazer Mid, an Air Rift and a Flash Macro. The magazine pages were apparently pre-treated with a transparent protective covering to ensure functionality wasn’t compromised, and the unique process involved means that each shoe features a one-of-a-kind design.
New Balance & Colette & La MJC
Red and grey suede are complimented by white accents and a deep red ankle collar on this NB 1500, the third collaboration between New Balance, Paris-based boutique Colette and creative agency La MJC. As printed on the insoles of the shoes, this collaboration has been named ‘Vivre Sans Temps Mort’, meaning ‘To Live Without Idleness’.
Nike & Be@rbrick
Not an artist/designer collaboration as such, but we think this collaboration between Be@rbrick, Medicom Toy and Nike is well worth a mention. Nike and Medicom have collaborated previously on a number of shoes (including the Nike Mayfly from the Be@rbrick World Tour artists project in 2005), and the results are always interesting.
Vans & Taka Hayashi
Taka Hayashi has once again teamed up with Vans Vault for this Sk8-Hi and Slip-On. The shoes use fabric from American heritage wool mill Pendleton and take influence from Native American styles, a recurring theme in Hayashi’s work.
UBIQ & Jun Watanabe
As we've commissioned Jun Watanabe in the past, we know his use of colour is an integral part of his work. With leopard skin fur, pink chevrons, tan leather, blue lining, and metallic purple trim, this second collaboration with UBIQ is no exception.
Nike & size? & Dave White
We’ve written previously about the party celebrating the anniversary collaborations between sneaker store size? and Nike, but here is a closer look at the series’ final shoe itself.
Haroshi & Nike
This pair of Nike Dunks are actually wooden sculptures by Haroshi, an artist who’s made his name creating work from recycled skateboards. The shoes were created from old skateboard decks that have been used by Nike pro riders including P-Rod, Lance Mountain, Eric Koston, Cory Kennedy, Justin Brock and many others.
Puma & size? & Jon Burgerman
The fifth and final drop from the Puma Reaction Pack series is this First Round release, featuring artwork by Nottingham-based artist Jon Burgerman. Part of the ongoing size? 10-year anniversary collaborations, Burgerman’s design was inspired by an imaginary journey, seen from the perspective of a sneaker.
Dave White & size? & Nike
Design Consultancy Rosie Lee have just been in touch to let us know about this recent project with Dave White, size? and Nike. For the past year Rosie Lee has helped size? with their 10-year celebrations; a year which has so far seen the release of nine limited edition shoes in collaboration with Nike.
Feiyue & André
Chinese heritage footwear company Feiyue has released this collaboration with French artist André. The shoes are available in limited numbers, with just 350 pairs worldwide (some of which are signed by the artist) and a mere 24 pairs at a single store per country.