Your new Low-Tops Are Here
Though it’s only January, the peeps at Creative Recreation are making sure you look fresh for Spring, with the launch of their Spring ’16 collection. And one of their absolute hottest releases came today, with the Deross, a stylish low-top that’s inspired by a running shoe, but versatile and futuristic enough to have people screaming, “What are thooooooose?” In a good way.
This season saw the return of Creative Recreation’s original founder and creative director, Rich Cofinco, and the Spring ’16 collection is all about newness, and a stylized re-creation of the brand’s incredible legacy, which has always been inspired by both work and play. That includes infusing their shoes with progressive technology, as evidenced by the Deross’ durable VIBRAM outsoles, moisture-wicking sports-mesh lining, an elastic stretch fit system and Geo-tuff leather.
Your new kicks are available in three colorways—the Black White Dot Mesh, with a dot patterned screen mesh, or the Mayan Mesh in White Vapor or Black White, which features a more subtle, Tribal pattern engineered mesh. Ah, the joys of spring.
Fire And Ice For The Naughty And Nice
Even if you made the Naughty list this year (congratulations, btw), you can still reward yourself with some Nice gifts from the Fire And Ice: 2015 Nike Basketball Christmas Collection. The 4-shoe collection includes signature sneakers for Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and LeBron James. And as you may have guessed from the name, they’re inspired by fire and/or ice.
We’ll start with the Kobe X. It marks the soon-to-be-retired Bryant’s 10th signature shoe and commemorates his five championships with five golden rings on the heel. We’re also digging the “Five…golden rings” Christmas carol nod. Clever.
Next up is Kevin Durant’s shoe, the KD8. While the white lateral soles and red and black medial graphics are awesome, what we really love is the texture on the midsole and heel, whose cracked pattern represents the texture of hot coal. Guess KD was naughty this year.
Kyrie Irving’s shoe, the Kyrie 2 takes its inspiration from the abominable snowman (for reals), from its white and blue color scheme to the zig-zag embossed graphics that look like teeth. Nothing abominable about that.
Finally, the LeBron 13’s take their icy inspiration from those cold Cleveland winters, most evident in the glacier-esque lace lock, and the “13” on the heel that looks like it’s made of cracked ice. Besides a cool blue and white colorway, there’s also pearlescent blue Hyperposite technology and teeny tiny snowflakes on the inner lining.
All four shoes in the 2015 Nike Basketball Christmas Collection go on sale the day after Christmas, on December 26 on nike.com and at select retail locations. So even if Santa let you down, you can still look fly by New Year’s.