Nike Running plans to re-release some multicolor Flyknits, the Fire Monkey has it’s way with the D Rose 6, the Jordan Horizon is making its way across Europe, and the Oculus Rift VR system goes up for pre-order.
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Flyknit is back and the Year of the Fire Monkey is upon us. I am your host Jacques Slade and this is Today in Sneaks
Kicking things off with Flyknit, Nike Sportswear is bring the multi-color look another chance on the Air Max and they look just as nice as they ever did. If you are a fan of styling you 360 Air Max unit, the Flyknit upper is definitely the way to go. These actually released back in 2015, but it appears that a restock or re-release is on the way. Everything from the translucent outsole to the black midsole seem to be back on this pair which is a good sign. There is not a hard release date on these quite yet, but most signs point to a spring 2016 release
The Jordan Horizon hasn’t seen the sort of love that the Jordan Future received when it was released back in 2014. The pair was initially launched as part of the Jordan 12 collab with the PSNY and hasn’t really been seen outside of that. Today, a new colorway has bubbled up to the surface that Jordan Brand hopes sparks a little more interest in the shoe. The upper is mostly red with what I am guessing is white stitching, all of which sit on the Air Jordan 13 midsole and outsole. Red and black usually work for Jordan and this pair is giving it a go. This pair hasn’t hit US yet but Euro sneaker heads can grab a pair now.
Yesterday I brought you guys a look at the D Lillard 2 colorway for the Year of the Fire Monkey and today I bring you a look at it’s D Rose 6 Boost counterpart. Unlike the Lillard which was rocking the mostly black upper, the D Rose 6 is a lot brighter with a fire red graphic printed on black to reveal the aggressive nature of the “Fire Monkey.Keeping with the color theme, blue is used on the outsole and the gold accents return for the final touches. Both the Liilard and Rose launch on February 5 for $105 and $140 respectively.
And on a random note, though not sneaker related, the Oculus Rift VR system opened up for Pre-orders today. Pricing on the machine is a bit higher than I expected at $599, especially when the Gear VR is $99, but in all fairness, it does do more than the Gear VR. Either way, I just wanted to put it on your radar and you can find out more at the link below.
Okay for the question of the video, what do you predict will be the big thing in sneakers in 2016? For me, I think it is going to be 3D printing. Let me know what you think will be big in 2016 in the comments below.
Jacques ‘Kustoo’ Slade highlights daily updates and reviews on the best performance, lifestyle, and retro sneakers in Home of Today in Sneaks and The Week in Sneaks. Currently a contributing editor at Complex (and having previously worked Kicksonfire and NiceKicks), you don’t need to look any further for best news coverage of the biggest footwear brands.
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