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The Collabs: Puma and Helly Hansen Deliver a Performance-Meets-Lifestyle Collection + More News

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Puma x Helly Hansen

Sept. 13, 2019: Athletic giant Puma and outdoor standout Helly Hansen have come together for a fall ’19 performance-meets-lifestyle collection, and it will be available at Footaction. The lineup features three shoes: the Lqd Cell Omega, the Trailfox MTS and the Nitefox. In addition to the footwear, the collection — which ranges in price from $25 to $220 — also includes  technical apparel and accessories such as fleece pants and a reversible jacket. It drops in stores and online via on Sept. 26.

Puma x Helly Hansen

A selection from the Puma x Helly Hansen collab.
CREDIT: Footaction

Sept. 13, 2019: Snake-print boots are popping everywhere for fall. So Vans and Opening Ceremony are making sure sneaker lovers don’t feel left out of the trend. Today, they released the Snakeskin Pack, featuring the Lampin sneaker, updated in four faux-snakeskin colorways: red, purple, white and royal blue. A ’90s-inspired skate sneaker, the unisex Lampin lace-up has been entirely covered in a glossy, stamped material, giving the shoes a monochromatic look. The Vans for Opening Ceremony sneakers are retailing for $75 at Opening Ceremony stores and

Vans Opening Ceremony Lampin Snake Sneaker

Vans for Opening Ceremony snake-print Lampin sneaker in white.
CREDIT: Opening Ceremony

Sept. 12, 2019: Although Mercer Amsterdam’s sneakers are not built for the court or the field, its latest collaboration was created out of love for American heritage sports. Arriving before month’s end is the brand’s capsule collection with Starter Black Label, an ’80s and ’90s-inspired lineup led by a new-look W-3rd silhouette. The navy, burgundy and white sneaker is executed in satin, gum-leather and suede, and features a chenille “AMS” patch on the lateral side. In addition to the sneakers, the collaboration will yield a satin varsity jacket and an Egyptian cotton T-shirt. The first drop will take place at a pop-up shop in Amsterdam on Sept. 26 and 27, with a broader online release Sept. 30 on

Starter Black Label x Mercer Amsterdam W3rd

Starter Black Label x Mercer Amsterdam W-3rd.
CREDIT: Mercer Amsterdam

Sept. 11, 2019: Jump into the ’60s with Emu Australia. Later this month, the company is launching an exclusive with Free People: a series of its Mayberry Tri1 sheepskin slipper in a novelty tie-dye pattern. The style is available in three colorways — purple, coral and yellow — and features a lightweight flexible outsole designed for indoor and outdoor wear. The style will retail for $70 and is available at Free People and

Free People x Emu Australai

Free People x Emu Australia tie-dye slippers.
CREDIT: Emu Australia

Sept. 10, 2019: Cole Haan is kicking its fall collection into a high-fashion gear. In collaboration with Rodarte, the brand is launching its Grand Ambition capsule this month featuring pumps, booties, sneakers, satchels and circle bags. “The ethos of the Cole Haan brand aligns with everything we do. When designing, we’re constantly thinking about how we can approach things through a more innovative lens, while maintaining a foundation of comfort and ease,” Rodarte co-founder Laura Mulleavy told FN. Her sister and fellow designing founder, Kate Mulleavy, added, “We paid less attention to specific trends and were more focused on creating something that felt true to the Rodarte aesthetic. We wanted the collection to feel bold and stand out amongst the crowd but still feel very wearable.” The shoes are priced from $170 to $240 for footwear.

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Rodarte x Cole Haan.
CREDIT: Courtesy of brand

Sept. 10, 2019: Something’s fishy about Timberland‘s latest collaboration. On Sept. 13, the brand will debut a limited series of 6-inch waterproof boots that pay homage to “SpongeBob Squarepants,” the hit cartoon series celebrating its 20th anniversary. The collection includes two versions of Timberland’s classic leather boot, in black and bright blue; they’re decorated with images of SpongeBob, plus friends Patrick Star and Plankton. The boots will be available in stores and on, retailing for $220 (for men’s sizes) and $90–140 (for toddler, youth and junior sizes). The collection also includes men’s jackets, hoodies and T-shirts.

SpongeBob SquarePants Timberland Boots

SpongeBob SquarePants x Timberland 6-inch waterproof boots.
CREDIT: Timberland

Sept. 9, 2019: The iconic Adidas Stan Smith was given a new look thanks to skateboarding brand F**king Awesome. The brands will deliver two colorways of the shoe for the collab: one in orange and the other in purple, both executed with black midsoles and outsoles. The sneaker was reworked without its signature Three Stripe perforation on the upper, instead opting for die-cast F**king Awesome branding. A limited run of pairs will be sold at one-day galleries in Japan and Paris on Sept. 14, and a stateside drop at the F**king Awesome store in Los Angeles on Sept. 21.

Fucking Awesome Adidas Stan Smith

The F**king Awesome x Adidas Stan Smith in purple.
CREDIT: Adidas

Sept 5, 2019: To celebrate the brand’s 70th anniversary, Onitsuka Tiger has released a humorous short film featuring Will Smith as the brand’s collaboration partner. The actor wears a tracksuit in Onitsuka Tiger’s signature yellow, and MEXICO 66™ SD sneakers. Various body parts are stretched via CGI while he remains poker-faced. Smith is actively engaged in projects addressing environmental issues, having a global, borderless influence and Onitsuka Tiger also strives to provide Japanese technology and craftsmanship while making social contributions.

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Sept. 5, 2019: New Balance is renewing its relationship with Engineered Garments for a second collaboration that’s set to bow on Sept. 7. The project merges two iconic styles — Engineered Garments’ patchwork aesthetic and New Balance’s classic 990 silhouette with the release of the reimagined 990v5. The shoe will be available in limited quantities through select retailers. In addition, New Balance worked with streetwear and sneaker photographer Cam Hicks to bring the collaboration to life.

Engineered Garments x New Balance 990v5

Engineered Garments x New Balance 990v5.
CREDIT: Courtesy of New Balance

Sept. 4, 2019: In celebration of two decades in business, Zappos has collaborated with Sam Edelman on shoes inspired by the 20th-anniversary gemstone: the emerald. The brands have created six limited-edition styles, with two pairs each of flats, sneakers and heels. Shoes cost between $100 and $140 and are available to shop now on Through December, Zappos will team up with a new brand each month to fete its milestone.

Zappos x Sam Edelman, sneakers, collaboration

Zappos x Sam Edelman sneakers.

Sept. 3, 2019: Clarks Originals and Carhartt Work in Progress (WIP) have teamed up for the release of two new Wallabee boots, available starting Sept. 5. The colorways take their cues from Carhartt WIP’s DNA with a brown version inspired by Carhartt’s garments, such as the Michigan Shore Coat. The olive camo pays homage to the brand’s use of military references in its collections. The boots will retail for $160 and be available online through Carhartt WIP, Clarks stores and

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Clarks Originals x Carhartt WIP Wallabee.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Clarks

Sept. 3, 2019: Ewing Athletics has strong ties to hip-hop, having released several collaborations with rap stars old and new. Its latest shoe collab finds the heritage athletic brand teamed up with Drink Champs, the wildly popular podcast hosted by beloved Queens, N.Y., rapper N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN. (The collaboration is also in conjunction with 8&9 Clothing.) The classic Sport Lite sneaker is executed with white leather uppers, bold red accents and yellow detailing. The Ewing Athletics x Drink Champs Sport Lite arrives exclusively via on Sept. 6 and will retail for $130.

Ewing Athletics x Drink Champs Sport Lite, sneakers

Ewing Athletics x Drink Champs Sport Lite
CREDIT: Ewing Athletics

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