The Collabs: May 2019

May 30, 2019: Danner is helping guys spruce up this spring with a collaboration inspired by men’s cologne brand Old Spice and its new Fresher Collection. The footwear brand has updated its Mountain Light boot with a Vibram outsole featuring a duo of Old Spice messages designed to leave an imprint trails everywhere.

The first states, “Take Only Photos,” while the second says, “Buy Only Old Spice.” Helping get the word out is comedian and actor Deon Cole, who sports the shoes in an online campaign. In addition, all proceeds from the sale of the boots will be donated to Trailkeepers of Oregon to help fund trail maintenance and advocacy work. The 120-pair series is available exclusively online at Danner.com. The boots retail for $400, and each pair comes with Old Spice’s Timber with Sandalwood deodorant.

Danner x Old Spice limited-edition collection.
CREDIT: danner

May 22, 2019: If you’re looking for words of wisdom to get you through your day, K-Swiss may have a sneaker collab for you. The brand is set to release another collaboration with famed entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk, the Gary Vee 004, via the NTWRK e-commerce and content platform. (NTWRK will also stream an exclusive episode of his vlog series, “DailyVee.”) The sneaker, which will come in both a low and mid version, is executed in premium full-grain leather and features an allover print pattern consisting of the words “positivity and optimism.” The sneakers will hit NTWRK in a black low version ($100) and a white midcut ($110) on May 28 at 9 p.m. ET.

K-Swiss Gary Vee 004
K-Swiss Gary Vee 004
CREDIT: K-Swiss

May 21, 2019: Fitness-focused brands Hoka One One and Outdoor Voices have teamed up for another collab, this time reimagining Hoka’s Bondi B performance runner. (The Bondi B is a model Hoka introduced in 2011.) The women’s-only style boasts a white and gray color scheme with hits of yellow and pink accents. It also features both Outdoor Voices and Hoka One One branding in metallic silver. It can be picked up via Hokaoneone.com and Outdoorvoices.com today for $160.

Outdoor Voices x Hoka One One Bondi B
Outdoor Voices x Hoka One One Bondi B
CREDIT: Hoka One One

May 17, 2019: For their second collaborative collection, a lineup that pairs style with performance, White Mountaineering and Adidas Outdoor reimagined a pair of silhouettes: Terrex Agravic Speed LD and the Terrex Agravic Boa. The shoes (as well as the matching apparel) are executed in White Mountaineering’s signature palette of blacks and blues. The eye-catching Terrex Agravic Speed LD features striking hits of color on the toe caps, stripes and eye stays, as well as oversized and reflective White Mountaineering branding on the heel. The Terrex Agravic Boa, the subtler look of the two, features a Boa lacing system and Boost midsole cushioning. The Terrex Agravic Speed LD and the Terrex Agravic Boa are available now via Adidas.com, and each retail for $200.

Adidas Outdoor x White Mountaineering Terrex Agravic Speed LD
Adidas Outdoor x White Mountaineering Terrex Agravic Speed LD
CREDIT: Adidas Outdoor

May 16: 2019: This week marks the opening of the TWA Hotel at New York’s JFK airport, so obviously what is needed is a line of apparel and accessories line inspired by the legendary Trans World Airlines, which ceased operating in 2001. The 40-plus piece collection, designed by J.Crew and Madewell alum Somsack Sikhounmuong, includes a collaboration with classic British sneaker brand Gola. The shoe company created a TWA version of its classic Mark Cox sneaker, named for the ’60s British tennis legend. For his design inspiration, Sikhounmuong visited the TWA museum in Kansas City, Mo., and also connected with the airline’s former flight attendants. The collection is available at Twahotel.com and in the hotel’s retail store.

Gola TWA Collection Sneaker
TWA Collection sneaker in collaboration with Gola.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Gola

May 15, 2019: Luxury retailer Browns is launching Sneaker Beast, a monthlong celebration of sneaker culture with exclusives and activations both online and in-store at London’s Browns East. The collaboration with sneaker and streetwear marketplace Stadium Goods, also owned by Browns’ Farfetch parent, will feature a selection of both previously sold-out and current styles from brands including Prada, Off-White and Gucci. Browns East will premier new drops such as Adidas x Raf Simons Ozweego, plus Adidas’ female focused Magmur sneaker, followed by a weeklong celebration of collectors dubbed “Women Who Lace.” “It was very important that we continue to emphasize the circular economy of which Browns has championed with previous partnerships such as Armarium,” said Browns CEO Holli Rogers.

Browns Sneaker Beast campaign shot.
Browns Sneaker Beast campaign shot.
CREDIT: Browns

May 13, 2019: Luxury online retailer, MyTheresa has launched an exclusive DIY sneaker in collaboration with Valentino. The Valentino Garavani Backnet shoe comes in five tab colorways: white, black, rose, red and gray — gray being exclusive to Mytheresa. Having selected their shade, customers can then personalize the tab with up to three initials that can be engraved in gold. The shoes cost $585 and will be available on MyTheresa for three weeks.

MyTheresa X Valentino.
MyTheresa X Valentino.
CREDIT: MyTheresa

May 12, 2019: Golden Goose has teamed up with the Venice Pavilion for the 58th addition of the Venice Biennale di Venezia, creating an exclusive Stardan sneaker. Made in both totally fluorescent yellow and black colorways, the shoe is exclusively available at the Golden Goose flagship store in Venice, but expect to see it popping up in installations right across the city. Every shoe also comes with an exclusive “1/200” poster and a QR code for accessing further content.

Golden Goose x Venice Biennale.
Golden Goose x Venice Biennale.
CREDIT: Golden Goose

May 7, 2019: Teva is joining forces with Outdoor Voices on a three-colorway update to the performance sandal brand’s Hurricane XLT2 shoe. Coinciding with the activewear label’s debut of the 2019 H2OV water sports collection, the limited-edition collection marries Teva’s signature sandal along with the color-blocking aesthetic for which Outdoor Voices is recognized. The summer-ready shoe comes with an EVA foam midsole, rugged rubber outsole and a quick-dry footbed that can be worn while swimming, whitewater rafting and more. A “Dark Denim” colorway has been released for men, while women get two options: a “Fusion Coral” and “Shaded Spruce.” The sandals retail for $85 on OutdoorVoices.com and Teva.com, as well as select Outdoor Voices stores.

Teva x Outdoor Voices
Teva x Outdoor Voices “Shaded Spruce” sandal.
CREDIT: Teva

May 3, 2019: After dropping in store and online yesterday, Alife’s first Adidas Consortium collaboration since 2017 — a new take on the Nizza Hi — is ready for a global release. The boutique retailer’s take on the heritage shoe features a white monochromatic aesthetic with several Alife references (oversized branding on the upper, the year it opened for business and the current year on the toe caps and branded laces). It also comes with special TPU wristbands. The sneaker will retail for $120.

Alife x Adidas Consortium Nizza Hi
Alife x Adidas Consortium Nizza Hi
CREDIT: Alife

May 3, 2019: Skate brand Supra is set to release its eye-catching collab with “hippy-hop” artist Mod Sun. The collab is a new take on the popular Cobalt low-cut canvas silhouette executed with Mod Son’s drawings. Aside from the sneakers, Supra and Mod Sun will deliver two T-shirts with art that is inspired by Jean Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol. The sneakers and apparel arrive via Suprafootwear.com and at Supra stores on May 6.

Mod Sun x Supra Cobalt
Mod Sun x Supra Cobalt
CREDIT: Supra

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