Sunday May 30, 2021
Famed Japanese contemporary illustrator, Hajime Sorayama, has teamed up with Mizuno to transform its iconic WAVE PROPHECY sneaker into a work of art that is the WAVE PROPHECY SORAYAMA. Sorayama is best known for the erotic machinery of his Sexy Robot series and has added his signature highly stylized, slick and shiny layer to the futuristic evolution of this running shoe.
The most distinctive element of the WAVE PROPHECY SORAYAMA is the sole, already unique its design, which showcases the intersection of Mizuno’s technology with Sorayama’s creative vision. Sorayama wanted the sneaker to inspire “floating in the air” and the resulting design gives the impression it might actually lift off and fly.
This collaboration with Sorayama and Mizuno was not their first. The two teamed up previously on the design of prosthetic running blade called the KATANAΣ, also rendered in his shiny silver, and perhaps even more so embodying his Sexy Robots.
The WAVE PROPHECY SORAYAMA will be available for early release at 2G Tokyo and 2G Osaka on January 30, and at Dover Street Market Ginza and KITH Tokyo on February 6. The shoe is priced at ￥38,500 JPY (approximately $370 USD).
LEFT COLUMN: CHACO CHILLOS ENDORPHIN $50. Chaco has collaborated with Saucony on a co-branded recovery slide designed for ultra post-run relaxation — with all-day style to match! GUCCI MATELASSE RUBBER SLIDES $320. Gucci takes your rubber pool slide and transforms it into a chic summer sandal with a quilted geometric effect that’s finished with an embossed Double G detail. ADIDAS ADILETTE SLIDES $45. You can’t beat the original pool slide — especially in a graphic black and white! BALENCIAGA LOGO EMBOSSED POOL SLIDE $275. Minimal and chic, these white Balenciaga logo embossed slides are functional too in rubber with a comfort molded footbed and sole. MONCLER BASILE RUBBER SLIDES SANDALS $225. At the pool, lunch, and cocktails, these Moncler rubber sandals with tricolor strap go anywhere your summer takes you.
RIGHT COLUMN: KAAPA BANDA SLIDES $35. We love them in white, but these Kaapa slides are also in a full array of summer colors, and all feature the cheeky Kaapa logo. GIVENCHY 10MM LOGO EMBOSSED RUBBER SLIDES $295. Another minimal designer take, these white Givenchy pool slides feature a little hit of color with red embossed logo. LACOSTE CROCO SLIDE $39.95. Everybody loves the Lacoste crocodile, and these pool slides feature him prominently in tennis green on the wide foot strap. CHAMPION IPO SLIDES $35. These Champion slides add a chill sporty vibe to your summer style from the pool to the beach to the street. PHILIP PLEIN LOGO PRINT FLAT SLIDE $375. Designer Philip Plein always loves a sport inspiration, and here contrasts his graphic logo design in black against a simple white pool slide.
(Please note: these are not medical grade masks)
Made with high-performance fabrics, this water-resistant, anti-microbial mask is designed for sport and all-day wear. Structured design sits up off face and lips for added comfort and breathability. Iso-Chill fabric on interior lining and ear loops feels cool to the touch. Read More
If you’re looking for performance sport sunglasses with classic understated style, you can’t go wrong with these shades of tortoise. Wayfarer, cat-eye, aviator, and more — we’ve got all your favorite styles covered from sea to ski to city streets!
LEFT COLUMN: 100% CAMPO $150. On the trails, beach, or bike, these sport sunglasses feature all the elements of top-shelf performance frames wrapped in retro urban styling.
TIFOSI SEEK ENLIVEN GOLF $49.95. Keep that sporty tortoise style on the links with the Tifosi Seek. Enliven™ lenses fine tune color for more definition, contrast, and color pop on the fairway and greens.
ROKA HALSEY $125. Voted Best Running Glasses by Outside Magazine, with their cool Wayfarer style you can wear these performance shades anyplace and anytime.
SUNSKI TREELINE $89.95. The award-winning performance Treeline mixes a classic aviator with the iconic glacier goggle. These extra dark polarized shades are made from super light recycled plastic and backed by a lifetime warranty. Read More
Styling and Art Direction by Maggie Mann
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: SALOMON RX SLIDE 4.0 now $48.75. LIghtweight and stretchy, these mesh slip-ons feature a snug and supportive fit in a heelless design.
NIKE EPIC PHANTOM REACT FLYKNIT ICON CLASH $150. Yes, these laceless slip-ons are running shoes. With a sock-like fit, the Nike Epic Phantom React Flyknit Icon Clash features soft yet responsive cushioning that’s perfect for any active-ity!
OOFOS 00mg LOW SHOE $139.95. Inside the cushy OOmg sole is revolutionary OOfoam™ that absorbs 37% more impact than traditional footwear foam. Reduce stress on feet and joints in a these recovery sneakers designed for all-day comfort and style.
HOKA ONE ONE ORA RECOVERY SHOE $80. Whether you’re recovering from a long run, spin class, or HIIT workout, these breathable, super-cushioned slip-ons will make your day. They’re great for travel too as they fold down and stash into carry-on.
SKECHERS SOLAR FUSE $72. With Air Cooled Memory Foam, a soft flat-knit upper, and ultra-flex midsole… walk, train, recover all day in sleek and sporty comfort.
NEW BALANCE SPORT SLIP 900 $99.99. Slip into this sport slide that features the same plush Fresh Foam cushioning as your favorite New Balance running shoes. A removable EVA footbed adds another layer of cushioned comfort.
Production designer Stefan Beckman is highly sought-after by the world’s most prominent fashion brands, creating the sets and stages for such designers as Louis Vuitton, Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Coach, Tommy Hilfiger, and Bottega Veneta – just to name a few. Of note as well are his installations for adidas at Hypefest and ComplexCon — in addition to his editorial work for such publications as Vogue Italia, W, Love, and Interview.
Stefan’s latest project is one of his own creation, a home design line called Lateral Objects, which he has launched just in time for summer with a line of vibrant and sporty beach towels. It is just the first product in a series of home objects soon to come that will include beach umbrellas, glassware, trays, candles, matches, games, and more.
We caught up with Stefan to find out about his inspiration for Lateral Objects, as well as the hot summer pop-up he has curated, Heatwave, now open at Barney’s.
STYLE OF SPORT: How did Lateral Objects come to be?
STEFAN BECKMAN: I’ve always loved home design — furniture and accessories. I used to have a store in Soho called Property, and it just seemed like a natural thing for me to do. I love to challenge myself, and a lot of times I’ll take on projects I’ve never done. Maybe it works, maybe it doesn’t, but at least I’ve tried. I think the idea for the line is similar. It’s a broad category. I plan to do furniture and accessories, but if there is something interesting and inspiring to me, I can just do it. Read More
Top rated sport eyewear brand and one of our favorites, Roka, recently launched their Rx line offering the same performance features and style in prescription frames as their sunglasses. Picking up on the Warby Parker model, now you can order up to four pairs of frames with Roka Home Try-On, and hang on them for a week. Glasses come with a pre-paid return label.
Super lightweight and durable, Roka prescription glasses come with the same anti-reflective, anti-scratch, anti-fog, and anti-grease coatings for which their sunglasses are known. With bendable titanium core wires to lock down fit, and their patented GEKO™ retention system, glasses stay in place no matter how sweaty you get and or how much you bounce around.
With 12 styles and multiple frame material options, just upload your prescription and voila — now you can look sporty and cool at the office or gym as you do on your bike or the tennis court!
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: TECHNE MERLIN 296 STAINLESS STEEL AND WEBBING WATCH $235. The Merlin 296 was inspired by military timepieces from World War II and based on a British Ministry of Defence design. Engineered with precise Japanese quartz movement and encased in stainless steel, it has luminous markers and oversized Arabic numerals for legibility.
WERENBACH MODELL 5 $1500. Every Werenbach is made from real space-traveled rocket material. This dial was cut from the exterior cladding of the rocket engine, and in its original condition, so no two watches are the same. The Launch Sequencer scale shows the three stages en route to orbit, with time, altitude and rocket stages I, II and III displayed on the watch.
TIMEX + TODD SNYDER MILITARY WATCH $138. From the Timex collection by designer Todd Snyder, this classic time piece has been reinterpreted with a modern sophistication. Inspired by 1970s military watches, this fresh style features vintage dial artwork based on rare pieces from the Timex archive, updated with a contemporary case and strap detailing for a stylish look.
NIKE BLAZER BY VIRGIL ABLOH
Seems like every fashion and style journal you read there is Virgil Abloh, the man behind hot fashion label, Off-White. Last month saw the limited release of his collection with Nike, “Ten Icons Reconstructed”, one of the most buzzed about sneaker collaborations to date. Originally only five styles were available to a lucky few Nike raffle winners, but a wide release date of all ten has now been set for November 9th at select stockists.
The collection is a reinterpretation of ten iconic Nike styles, both classic and newer silhouettes, divided into two themes. “REVEALING” includes the Air Jordan 1, Nike Air Max 90, Nike Air Presto, Nike Air VaporMax, and Nike Blazer Mid; and “GHOSTING” includes Converse Chuck Taylor, Nike Zoom Fly SP, Nike Air Force 1 Low, Nike React Hyperdunk 2017, and Nike Air Max 97. The editors at Hypebeast, the definitive chronicler of sneaker drops and all things cool, created this sliding demo of the original vs. the new designs, which you can click to view HERE.
So be sure to mark your calendars, and check out this list today of where you can grab a pair of these much hyped about sneakers: The 10 Global Stockists. The competition will be fierce and you don’t want to miss the chance to own one of the ten.