Best of Summer Sneaker Releases at Aphrodite1994
Celebrating two nations dear to the Raf Simmons heart finds the ostentatious Ozweego adorned in the USA Red, White and Blue and Belgian Black, Yellow and Red respectively all in the aid of independence and national identity. With both releases coinciding with each nation’s independence day, using the audacious silhouette of the Ozweego as a conduit to individuality and identity, a theme that rang true with each nation’s respective revolutionary movement. Raf, as ever, manages to feature all of this in the luxurious Ozweego design. Read more about both the USA & Belgium releases here. Y-3 Harigane Sneakers, Kusari & Saikou
A collaboration that predates Off White X Nike in hype and design, the Y-3 collection from master tailor Yohji Yamamoto and adidas hits its 15th anniversary, and there are no signs of let up especially with the footwear choices on offer. With the minimal offerings of the Kursari in monochromatic (and token Yohji) White & Black, alongside the returning Saikou silhouette, all featuring subtle additions of boost technology. The highlight of the drop is the Harigane trail sneaker, championing deconstruction and offering a unique redesign of the adidas NMD with its segmented sole unit. Keep your eyes peeled for more to come in the Y-3 Kiawa.
Nike Air Max 98 & 270
A newly created and newly reissued double bill of Air Max from Nike in the form of the Air Max 270 and Air Max 98. Both championing revolutionary air units; it’s the first edition of each colourway for the respective silhouettes. The 270 lands in an eye-catching and intrinsic triple black Air Max 270 colourway, complementing the audacious air unit with a subtle colouring. On the other spectrum, the total crimson makeover of the Air Max 98 is a spectacular rendition of the vibrant and chunky Air Max styling. Two distinct looks but equally irresistible. Read more on the Total Crimson Air Max 98 Here.