Rime And Canadian Artist Eepmon Collaborate With Alpha Industries

Rime’s founder Susan Boyle and Canadian digital artist EEPMON collaborate with Alpha Industries on a limited edition bomber jacket. The reversible jacket is a slim silhouette that is gold on one side and a dark brown on the other. The collaboration has the dual east-meets-west inspiration, as the monkey design on the gold side represents EEPMON and the lion on the dark brown side represents Boyle, both representing eastern zodiac. Each jacket also features a special laser cut mirror acrylic keychain with the edition number engraved on it, marking it out of the 128 jackets. These are currently available online here and at rime locations.

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PUMA X Trapstar Ren Boot

London based lifestyle brand Tapster and PUMA are back for another collaboration. Turning to PUMA’s archive for inspiration, Trapstar takes sportswear silhouettes and adds utilitarian details. The latest collection from the duo has a heavy soccer theme, as the footwear, specifically the Ren Boot takes on the utilitarian inspiration that gives it a no nonsense attitude. With a mesh and leather upper, it’s water resistant. The Ren Boot is distinctly Trapstar, as it is seen diagonally on the heel, as PUMA’s branding is on the sole below it. The boot is sleek and ready for the city’s winter. These are currently available at rime locations.

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The Nike SF AF1 Triple Black

The SF AF1 has been a sought after silhouette since its debut last year, with mid and high models released over time. The silhouette is a military inspired high top remix of the AF1 model.The latest iteration is the Triple Black is constructed out of a mix of leather and ballistic nylon that includes two adjustable ankle straps and a gusseted tongue. Sitting on an all black sole, the all black sneaker has a high fashion meets street-wear vibe. These will be available at rime locations on November 24th.Screen Shot 2017-11-15 at 7.38.51 PM Screen Shot 2017-11-15 at 7.39.11 PM Screen Shot 2017-11-15 at 7.39.29 PM

The Weeknd And PUMA Third Drop For Fall/Winter 2017

PUMA and The Weeknd drop their third installment of their fall/winter 2017 collection. The latest capsule is inspired by the military, and features a kimono, bomber jacket, hoodies, t-shirts, various accessories and the PUMA x XO Parallel sneakers. Centered around the military theme, the sports inspired pieces have a contemporary street-wear look. Oversized silhouettes have military details, with luxe embroidery and cut-and-sew elements. The range is made of premium materials, with the duo doing a twist on the Parallel sneaker. The medium-high sneaker boot is made entirely of Italian nubuck leather, and features the brand’s IGNITE cushioning technology, complete with an expanded formstrip. PUMA x XO branding complete the look.Screen Shot 2017-11-15 at 7.03.35 PM Screen Shot 2017-11-15 at 7.03.54 PM Screen Shot 2017-11-15 at 7.05.18 PM Screen Shot 2017-11-15 at 7.05.28 PM Screen Shot 2017-11-15 at 7.05.47 PM Screen Shot 2017-11-15 at 7.05.58 PM Screen Shot 2017-11-15 at 7.06.19 PM Screen Shot 2017-11-15 at 7.06.50 PM Screen Shot 2017-11-15 at 7.07.06 PM Screen Shot 2017-11-15 at 7.07.34 PM

Nike SF AF1 Mid Ibex

The Nike SF AF1 Mid Ibex takes design cues from the Nike field boots created for the military. These sneakers have a military vibe, that’s toned down for everyday use. The Air Forces debuted as an all around basketball sneaker fit for hardwood or blacktop courts. The SF AF1 Mid Ibex stays true to its roots with premium Ibex leather uppers that are now conjoined with resilient textile. As part of the Snow Pack, the striking white and light grey color-way has a winter effect. The ankle strap locks the foot into the shoe, while soft air-cushioned foam midsoles and thick rubber outsoles for all day comfort, durability and traction. Rounding out the sneaker are the dual zippers, which add an ease. These are currently available at rime locations.

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Nike’s Patent Leather SF Air Force 1

Nike’s “The Force is Female” division is set to release the SF AF 1 silhouette in black patent leather for the holidays. The division is meant to inspire women to push boundaries and shake up their everyday lives by taking risks, while being the best versions of themselves. The shoe is offered in the original boot silhouette from its debut in late 2016. The updated version of the original AF1 has transformed it into a fashion shoe, with its high collar, ankle straps and matching tote. The black against the white midsole provides an in depth look at the shoe’s distinct design. The SF AF1 features its signature two ankle straps plus a black patent, mesh and leather upper. These are set to drop on November 16th and will be available at rime locations.

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PUMA’s 50th Anniversary Of The Suede

PUMA is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the PUMA Suede silhouette by having various influencers in fashion, music and pop culture help drop retro silhouettes and new models of the sneaker. Upcoming re-releases will include the popular iterations of the B-Boy fabulous Pack and the Made in Japan Collectors Pack. The PUMA Suede is on of the most influential sneakers in hip-hop culture. The silhouette has held a special place in black-american culture, due its role at the 1968 Summer Games in Mexico City, when American athlete Tommie Smith broke the 200m world record. He walked to the victory stand in black socks while carrying a PUMA Suede in his left hand. He raised the left Suede, placed it on the stand, then raised his right fist in a silent gesture that spoke of a universal fight for equality and human rights. The PUMA Suede became a piece of the story of the civil rights movement. The silhouette continued its presence in sport when it was endorsed by NBA star Walt Frazier. When break dancing emerged in the early 70s, breakers wanted a sneaker with style. durability and authenticity on the streets, and because of its already popular origins in black culture, the PUMA Suede became the sneaker of choice. The shoe was already popular on the streets of New York, but the rubber soles and flexible upper made it an ideal sneaker for breakdancing.  50 years later and the PUMA Suede remains an important part of hip-hop culture, bringing hip-hop to the masses in early films like Beat Street, which saw Bronx b-boy culture being brought to the box office for the first time. The PUMA Suede Classic B-Boy pack celebrates the 50 years of it being a style icon. The pack  features its recognizable design, that’s comprised of a suede upper and white sole, which comes in black and red color ways. These will be available at rime locations.

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Pharrell And Adidas HU Hiking Apparel Collection

With the latest release of their fall/winter collection, Pharrell and adidas offered a hiking inspired collection focusing on the footwear, the Hu silhouette, and also included a few apparel pieces that matched the bold color ways of the sneakers. The duo are also offering a winter apparel capsule for men and women. Taking inspiration from hiking, titled “Hu Hiking”, the capsule features a range of athletic staples, such as hoodies and sweatshirts, but are not limited to them, because the capsule also includes outerwear, like puffer and coach jackets.The patchwork camouflage pieces, work in a city setting, like the extended dresses and hooded windbreaker. The two distinct all-over camouflage prints are accompanied  by black, white, coral and hemp pieces. T-shirts feature the trefoil logo and the Hu Hiking graphic. Unisex accessories, including a cap, drawstring bag, backpack and bandana round out the collection.Screen Shot 2017-11-13 at 5.34.42 PM Screen Shot 2017-11-13 at 5.39.45 PM Screen Shot 2017-11-13 at 5.40.09 PM Screen Shot 2017-11-13 at 5.40.28 PM

Karhu Helsinki Run Pack

Karhu is a major running brand in Europe, based in Finland. With roots in running and a connection to the outdoors, Karhu follows the design principles of Finnish simplicity. Their Helsinki Run pack pays homage to the brand’s running history and home capital. The Helsinki Run takes on the colors seen while on a running tour of Helsinki, while taking in landmarks like the Helsinki Cathedral and the Olympic Stadium. The sneaker features pig skin overlays, water repellant nylon underlays, a textured ankle collar lining, reflective detailing, pull tab and a woven Karhu tongue label. The distinct grey almost mint color against the rust suede elevates this running shoe. This model is available at rime locations and here online.

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Supreme X Levi’s Fall/Winter 2017

Supreme and Levi’s are back for another collaboration, filled with statement denim. The last collaboration from the duo in the spring was inspired by truckers. The street-wear aspect of the offering becomes luxe with the use of snakeskin. Snakeskin stone-washed overalls in three colors are lined with red buffalo plaid that contrasts from top to bottom, with Trucker Jackets to match. Supreme’s branding is minimal, tagged onto the front pockets is a red tab, while Levi’s used their signature fabric patch branding.

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