words // Brennan Hiro Williams
August proved to be a huge month for collaborations, with big projects coming from almost every major brand and all corners of the globe. Who made the cut for August? Check out the list below, and let us know your favorite in the comment section.
New Jersey's Packer Shoes teamed up with Reebok Classics for a special "Remember the Alamo" Kamikaze II, paying tribute to Shawn Kemp's appearance in the 1995 NBA All-Star Game. The release also included great complimentary pieces from Mitchell & Ness.
Hiroshi Fujiwara's fragment design collaborated with Nike once again, this time releasing the "FRAGMENT" pack at select Asian retailers. The pack included black croc skin colorways of both the Air Force 1 Low and the Lunar Force 1 Low.
Southern California retailer BAIT finally released its much-anticipated collaboration with Reebok, the "Snake" Question Mid. The eye-catching sneaker features a snakeskin and patent leather upper atop a glow-in-the-dark midsole.
Tokyo's WTAPS continued its relationship with Vans, this time releasing a special collection with Vans Vault. Read more about the six-shoe collection in our interview with Jon Warren and Rian Pozzebon.
Concepts rolled out the "Three Lies" Gel Lyte III, a collaboration with ASICS inspired by the statue of John Harvard. The excellent colorway might just be the best ASICS collab of the year.
Comme des Garçons surprised us with the unexpected BLACK Comme des Garçons x Nike Blazer Low PRM. In line with the popular BLACK line's aesthetic, this Blazer Low features an all black build, broken up only by a simple "CDG" logo on the heel.
I doubt anyone has more fun with their collaborations than the team at Sneakersnstuff, who unveiled another wild Reebok project inspired by Swedish traditions. The "Crayfish Party" Court Victory Pump closed out a strong summer for the Stockholm-based retailer, arriving in bright orange and white.
Undefeated, CLOT and Converse First String assembled for a triple branded collection featuring the classic Chuck Taylor. Arriving in two colorways, this special Chuck features sateen nylon, orange silk and a unique zip-up lace guard all inspired by the MA-1 flight jacket.
Ronnie Fieg unleashed the "Flamingo" Gel Lyte III, his latest collaboration with ASICS. The hot-selling colorway features a grey nubuck and mesh upper with salmon pink and blue accents.
Big Sean backed up the release of his second album, Hall of Fame, with his second adidas collaboration, releasing the new Big Sean x adidas Originals Pro Model II in all black. The shoe features Italian leather construction with a snakeskin-textured upper.