10 Feb
Honma Masaaki releases yet another collaboration for 2014

Certainly a big deal was made last year when designer Honma Masaaki announced he’d be shutting down his respected luxury street wear line mastermind JAPAN by the end of 2013. Well 2013 has come and gone, and still new collaborations are arising from the label — such as his XXX — which makes one wonder, are these the last gasps of the proudly expiring brand, or was mastermind JAPAN’s “retirement” as authentic as Jay-Z’s twelve strolls into the sunset? Here Masaaki collabs with adidas on their iconic Stan Smith sneakers — a pair of shoes we were so excited to see return to the market we put it at the top of our Top 13 Sneakers Of 2013 year-end list. Look, if mastermind JAPAN is going to choose to do some more collaborations, we won’t complain if it’s stuff like Stan Smiths. As can be expected, the classic white and green of the tennis shoe is replaced with the signature all black of mastermind JAPAN, highlighted with plenty examples of their skull and crossbones logo. No release date yet announced for the mastermind JAPAN x adidas Stan Smith Limited Edition Sneakers, but we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled…

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