The Air Jordan 11 doesn’t often rely on animal prints. But later this year, it seems the model will add cheetah, leopard, and tiger stripe patterns to the mix for its female audience. The upper half, as revealed by way of the mock-up, is left rather muted. Black dyes dress both the tongue and the side profile, both bearing a premium, suede texture. Jumpman emblems sit right atop, blacked out all the same though with a more metallic sheen. Red, then, pokes out from the back, branding with the usual “23.” Below, the mudguard flaunts the aforementioned prints: leopard covers the heel, tiger stripes dress the toe, and cheetah spots rest right in between — all, tonally, matching in their choice of tan fur and dark neutral markings.
Although the Nike Dunk Low Disrupt is a relatively new model, the women’s exclusive has already seen a handful of impressive colorways, including a recent pair showcasing constellation-inspired motifs and gold chains. About two months later, the Dunk Low variant is receiving a “Summit White/Desert Sand-Ghost-Sail” arrangement that is a mix of varying textures and neutral shades. Unlike most releases, this new offering ditches white, smooth leather uppers for a mesh makeup. Smooth leather is instead used on the Desert Sand-tinted side Swoosh and heel tab loop. Coincidentally, the cream hue matches the exposed foam on the tongue fairly well. Overlays throughout the model introduce yet another material and color by opting for pebbled leather in a grey-purple shade dubbed “Ghost.” This purple is also applied to the inside, tongue label, and outsole. The design is complete with the outsole exhibiting some translucency for a look reminiscent of the icy blue soles seen on other Nike propositions.
New Release Yeezy, introduced the “Stan Smith, Forever,” an initiative that uses the court classic as a vehicle for sustainability. And as part of its journey to reduce plastic waste, the collection will soon spawn a number of collaborative creations with Kermit the Frog and Disney’s host of lovable characters. Unsurprisingly, Kermit acts as the anchor for this newest chapter. In sheer quantity, the Muppet beats out the rest, proposing both simple and graphic-heavy Stan Smith colorways. His name is used throughout in a variety of ways, replacing the profile’s text, the tongue’s portrait-inspired branding, and even the signature, three-pronged perforations. What’s more, it seems each heel touts “being green,” a nod to both the icon himself as well as each pair’s recycled nature. Alongside, the most prolific Disney/Pixar series inject their own DNA into the capsule. Toy Story turns the model’s uppers into Rex and adds “Stan” to the heel in hand-done style. Monsters Inc. lets Mike Wazowski take charge, his comedy act portrayed by way of multiple playful graphics. The Minions get to work constructing their own creation, while Groot and Tinker Bell simply feature atop theirs. Sunglasshut Hulk also smashes his way in via a blacked out pair, one that adorns with “HULK SMASH” right along its side.