Footnotes is a weekly wrap-up of everything that’s happening in the world of sneakers. It’s your cheat sheet to the latest news like new drops, collabs, sales, store openings, and anything else related to what you put on your feet.
All of this week's best announcements, releases, collabs, and more
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01. Kim Kardashian West shows off Yeezy Desert Rat 500
Kim Kardashian West has given us the best glimpse of the much whispered about Yeezy Desert Rat 500. Kim took to her Instagram (of course) to debut the Mud Rat 500 in a clean all-white look with some 3M reflective accents. Still no word on when we’ll see an official release of the silhouette but surely it can’t be too far if Kim’s been given permission to flex.
02. Future's signature Reebok Furykaze
After over a year of being in bed with Reebok, Future has finally been given a signature shoe model. The Furykaze is a mashup of Reebok’s Instapump Fury and Kamikaze II, which are said to be two of Future’s favourite Reeboks. The sneaker is tonally similar throughout its components but varies greatly in texture from element to element. The Furykaze debuts on November 11.
03. Puma TSUGI Jun starring The Weeknd
Puma continues to expand its TSGUI offering with the TSUGI Jun and have again enlisted The Weeknd to front the campaign. Abel rocks a full evoKNIT sock upper, paired with premium leather panels providing midfoot support and enhanced stability. Of course the whole thing is topped off with TSUGI’s signature side lacing system and ribbed tooling. You can cop a pair right now form the Puma website.
04. Jeff Staple x Nike SB Dunk Low 'Black Pigeon'
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Staple Design and the 15th anniversary of Nike SB’s Dunk is the Jeff Staple certified ‘Black Pigeon’. This is a notable release most due to the stories about its predecessor the original ‘Pigeon’ which dropped 12 years ago. The shoe was in such hot demand that combined with the limited quantity available meant that riots broke out at its NYC release. The cops got called in and rumour has it people found discarded weapons on the scene afterwards.
Luckily Nike were able to plan for the release a lot more this time and there were no riots for the ‘Black Pigeon’ drop, probably helped by the fact it’s getting a wider release via Nike SNKRS.
05. JD Sports opens at High Point
JD Sports have continued their acceleration in to the Australian market with their fifth store opening at Melbourne’s High Point shopping centre. As we’ve come to expect from a JD Sports launch there are a ton of exclusive models dropping to celebrate, like a range of NMD colourways exclusive to the High Point store. Other highlights include adidas Ultra Boost, adidas Pure Boost, Nike Vapormax, and Nike Air Max 97s.
JD Sports Highpoint
GPT Highpoint Shopping Centre
120-200 Rosamond Rd, Maribyrnong VIC 3032