LEGO x adidas Reaches Superstar Status & Other Sneaker News Worth a Read

Sneakerheads are bombarded with news of upcoming releases on a daily basis. To save you some time from searching each and every site and leak account, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to sift through the onslaught and bring you a few noteworthy kicks that have captured our attention.

Today, LEGO and adidas unveiled their latest collaboration, one that highlights a Three Stripes icon in the Superstar. This release is particularly special, however, as it includes a custom take on shoe, as well as a matching LEGO replica.

LEGO x adidas isn’t the only collab that should be on your radar, though, as STAUD and New Balance are back for a third time, as are Bronze 56K and Reebok. Elsewhere, go-to running brand Altra just launched an all-new trail runner designed to go fast, while Vans has unearthed archival prints and patterns for an intriguing needlepoint collection.

Release Date: July 1

Where to Buy: and select retailers

Editor’s Notes: The LEGO x adidas Superstar is showcased in the silhouette’s signature black and white colorway. Constructed from leather on the upper, the iconic sneaker features its customary design details, although some appear in the LEGO brick pattern, including the three stripes, shell toe, and heel tab. The collaborative Superstar will be available in adult and kids sizing, alongside a highly detailed LEGO model of the shoe.

Release Date: June 24

Where to Buy: STAUD and New Balance

Editor’s Notes: STAUD’s third collaboration with New Balance is a celebration of the outdoors. Arriving just in time for summer, the project spotlights two newer silhouettes in the 57/40 and the 327. The former is done up in warm seasonal hues of green and yellow, while the latter appears in classic blues. Both sneakers will be offered in unisex sizing for the first time, complemented by a range of tennis and boxing-inspired apparel.

Release Date: June 26

Where to Buy: Reebok

Editor’s Notes: Bronze 56K may be a skate brand, but they certainly don’t limit themselves exclusively to skateboarding-related products. For example, the label’s latest collaboration with Reebok strays far away from skate-centric footwear, instead showcasing a basketball silhouette in the Answer IV and a lifestyle shoe in the Classic Leather. As Bronze 56K is based in New York, the brand implemented a Knicks-esque color scheme of blue and orange for its third collab with Reebok — fitting with how surprisingly impressive the Knicks were this season.

Release Date: Available now

Where to Buy: Altra

Editor’s Notes: For those who aren’t familiar, Altra is one of the premier running brands specializing in both road and trail footwear. This new release is all about the trails, however, as the Superior 5 is a trail-specific running shoe designed for speed. The sneaker is equipped with a sleek and durable upper and “burrito” style wrap-around tongue that gives a more locked-in feel. Below you will find a grippy MaxTrac outsole and multi-directional lug pattern that is sure to grab onto any terrain. The speedy Superior 5 is available now in men’s and women’s colorways for all your summer adventures.

Release Date: Available now

Where to Buy: In-store and online at Vans

Editor’s Notes: The new Needlework Collection from Vans is inspired by a time when the brand once sold needlepoint kits so customers could decorate their shoes with custom prints and patterns. For this particular release, archival patterns are implemented on Vans’ original deck shoe, the Authentic 44 DX, as we see a multicolored checkerboard iteration, archival floral, and vintage-inspired skull pattern.

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