September Sneaker Roundup: 90’s Nostalgia X Smart Tech

Time to gear up for the month of September! We are once again, back with a September Sneaker Series and the list features a mash of 80’s/90’s pop nostalgia and fresh silhouettes fused with smart technology. If you’re still not on the bandwagon, time to hop on!

ADIDAS: Falcon

Two icons were born in 1997: the Adidas Originals Falcon Dorf runner and Kylie Jenner. Now, they are joining forces for the rebirth of the Falcon.

In a grey, pink, black and blue colourway, the newly evolved Falcon is striking and eye-catching. Key features include a paneled construction in classic mesh and suede overlays, a molded heel unit, and reflective detailing.

Jenner states that the design is inspired by the 90s, an era where women weren’t afraid to break the rules and speak their truths. Now you can be in Jenner’s shoes, literally.

The Falcon ($150): Available at Adidas retail stores, select retailers, and online from 6 Sept.

PUMA X Roland: RS-0 Roland, RS-100 Roland

RS-100 Roland, $150
Decked in modern materials and designed with retro 80’s hues in mind, PUMA presents us with the RS-100 Roland. The sneaker features a vibrant orange suede with white reflective edges amidst the white-red leather combination with black nylon panels and yellow suede. The colours and detailing of this sneaker were actually taken and reimagined from the original Roland T-808 Drum Machine.
RS-0 Roland, $180

On the other hand, the RS-0 Roland, released last spring, features an upper black leather, micro perf vents, reflective midsole details and signature colours of the same TR-808 Drum Machine – red orange and yellow on the Formstrip.

The signature duo, PUMA RS-0 ROLAND and PUMA RS-100 ROALND will be retailing for SGD180 and SGD150 respectively, are now available in stores at PUMA MBS Select, Left Foot and Limited Edt.

Nike Zoom Fly Flyknit and Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% Flyknit

Nike Zoom Fly Flyknit, $229
Whatever you need in a pair of running shoes, Nike has it. Nike Zoom Fly Flyknit is designed to be lightweight and breathable, ensuring you maximum comfort and performance when running. Installed with the Nike React foam and carbon-fiber plate, it provides breathable support while responding to your movement.
Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% Flyknit

As for the next pair of shoes, you might not be the fastest man on Earth, but you can still get your hands on the “fastest shoe on the planet”. Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% Flyknit was designed with the goal of helping the world’s fastest marathoners perform their best. Featuring the Nike ZoomX foam and a curved carbon fiber plate, it provides a 4-percent improvement in running economy when compared to Nike’s previous fastest racing flat.

The Nike Zoom Fly Flyknit will be available at Nike selected retailers and from 4th October 2018 onwards at $229. The Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% Flyknit’s availability in Singapore will be confirmed at a later date.


PUMA X Ader Error: RS-0 Ader Error

When it comes to retro design elements and boxy silhouettes, ADER ERROR immediately comes to mind. The Seoul-Based and Internationally recognised fashion label has finally collaborated with PUMA to give their own twist to the new RS-0, RS-100 and Classic Suede. The RS-0 ADER ERROR is built on PUMA’s comfortable Running System cushioning technology with a bold chunky sole. Characterised by striking graphics, bold text and geometric shapes, this collection definitely is one to look out for for the ADER ERROR followers.

Other than sneakers, this collection also features a wide range of apparel picks in retro fabric and color combinations for you to style around!

Retailing from SGD59 to SGD309, the PUMA x ADER collection will be available at PUMA Bugis, Paragon, MBS Select as well as authorized retailers at AW Lab, CK Tangs, Robinsons and Seek from 1st September 2018.

New Balance X-90 Series

X-90 Modern Essential, $169
Rewind back to the 90s with New Balance as they recreate their iconic 99x series, only this time with a contemporary flair. The X-90 takes inspiration from classic New Balance styles in the 99x series including the 990v3, 991, 992 and 993. The new clean and minimal design has asymmetrical collar straps, deboss details, a classic smaller N logo branding, and stretch booty for slip on comfort. The midsole and outsole tooling mixes current performance technology with original NB DNA to offer a new shape without compromising design, durability and cushioning.
X-90 Return to Future, $179
X-90 Statement Pack, $209

The New Balance X-90 is available in three distinct packs – X-90 Modern Essential (S$169), X-90 Return to Future (S$179), and X-90 Statement Pack (S$209) in New Balance Stores across Singapore.


Timberland Radford 6″ Lightweight Waterproof Boots

Ready for a stylish adventure? The Fall/Winter 18 Timberland Light Outdoor collection brings ‘90s nostalgia to the great outdoors. The collection introduces a new series of windbreakers, jackets and anoraks. While still retaining the vintage Timberland nylon styles, they paired it together with modern materials and colourful detailing that is reminiscent of 90’s fashion.

(Radford 6″ Lightweight Waterproof Boots in (left) Grape Leaf, Black and Dark Blue

Everyone recognises Timberland for the OG classic boots. In this collection, they have the men’s Radford 6” lightweight waterproof boots inspired by the OG itself. The Radford is made of durable waterproof leather and equipped with SensorFlexTM comfort system technology, where the triple-layer suspension system flexes with every step for maximum comfort! That is not all, this pair of boots is designed to be lightweight — a single US-sized 9 boot weighs around half a kilogram. The collection is then wrapped up with matching caps and bags so you can now camp in style!

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CONVERSE x Dr. Woo Collection

I’m sure that we are all too familiar with this situation: many pairs of footwear in our shoe cabinet, but we tend to only wear that one particular pair. Did you know that wearing your shoes too many times will cause its condition to deteriorate?

Converse’s latest sneakers, however, are made specially for wear-and-tear. Dr. Woo, one of the most sought-after tattoo artists, has collaborated with Converse to bring us the Chuck 70 in a new style – an additional layer of canvas, which can be torn, cut or worn to reveal a print beneath.

These babies come in 4 designs, two of which include a black silhouette revealing Sunset Gold and a white silhouette revealing Green Absinthe. I guess we’re encouraging you to wear this pair for a long, long time!

Converse x Dr. Woo Collection ($159.90): Available at Converse Takashimaya, Lazada and Limited Edt Vault from 6 Sept.


Earlier this year, the brand announced the launch of the Hypergel franchise; shoes with midsoles that offer 30% more bounce than standard EVA. This time, ASICS is back with the HyperGEL-SAI and HyperGEL-KAN, “genre-less” shoes that adapt to both a sporty or street setting.

We really love the specks on the side of the soles as it reminds us of The Land of The Rising Sun. No surprise there though, as the HyperGEL series was developed and tested at the Institute of Sports Science in Kobe, Japan.

HyperGEL-SAI ($159) & HyperGEL-KAN ($199): Now available at ASICS retail stores.

NIKE: Air Presto Mid x Acronym

Ever wanted to kick your shoes off after a long tiring day, but you can’t, because of the laces and complicated knots? With the Nike Air Presto Mid x Acronym, you certainly can.

The zippered collar allows for easy on-off functionality and we’re also loving the bold tech-inspired colours and graphics. This shoe is releasing in three colourways – and designer Errolson Hugh has inserted his brand’s signature “A” using a camouflage pattern.

The Nike Air Presto Mid x Acronym ($279): Available at Dover Street Market from 7 Sept and online from 20 Sept.

ADIDAS: Originals Yung 96

Are we still into the dad shoes trend? No? Well, this pair of shoes might make you change your mind.

Arriving in black and white colourways, these trainers feature a combi of textile upper and leather. It also comes with a large yet lightweight EVA midsole. Hit the streets with these chunky kicks!

The Adidas Originals Yung 96 ($170): Available online and on the JD Sports app.