GIVE FRESH AIR IS A COMMUNITY INITIATIVE THAT UNIFIES THE SNEAKER COMMUNITY AROUND A SHARED PASSION TO IGNITE CHANGE.
THROUGHOUT MARCH 2021, WE COLLABORATED WITH NIKE TO INSPIRE COMMUNITIES TO GIVE “AIR” THROUGH SHOE DONATIONS THAT SUPPORT LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS.
With the positive outreach from our community, Wish was able to collect new and gently worn shoes that we donated to the Chris 180 Organization for those in need.
We asked our donors to participate in our Women’s History Month initiative by writing a message of empowerment to the future generation of women. Each message was saved and released via balloon at the end of the month as a visual representation of “giving fresh air” and showing support for the women in the community.
The journey women face can be tough, but we honor their resilience, grace, and their fight to push through no matter what barriers they might face. Above all, the uphill battle is what makes women, women!
Film Photos and Video by Nicole Hernandez-Ndiaye
Featuring: Zipporah Joel Tahra Chatard Monica Campana Khleo Armstrong Ryder Piera Moore Jasmine Williams Shaneka King Mya Dudley Anna Akpele Julia Campbell
When presented with a preview of the Nike Go Flyease, the first-ever completely hands-free sneaker, offering convenience without sacrificing performance or style, we wanted to partner with an organization that would utilize this adaptive new technology in their daily life.
Good innovation turns the complex into the simple. Nike Go FlyEase works because the tensioner band and bi-stable hinge hold the shoe in a steady open position.
We were given an amazing opportunity to team up with BlazeSports, a non-profit organization whose mission is to change the lives of children and veterans with physical disabilities through adaptive sports and recreation. With this partnership, honorable athletes got to experience a new adaptivity designed to add ease to any day-to-day routine.
We are honored to be a part of this experience assisting these amazing athletes to blaze a trail and achieve their goals.
A very special thank you to Nike for this partnership and BlazeSports for the outstanding work you are doing in our community and beyond.
The African American flag is an artistic evolution of Marcus Garvey’s red, black and green Pan-African flag. Near Jamaica Queens, where Tremaine Emory aka Denim Tears grew up, these colors cover the Liberty Rock monument, symbolizing the civil rights, group identity, and experience of African Americans. For Emory, the flag represents a distinct moment of personal discovery and a belief that Black artists, their points of view, their experience and their creative expression should be celebrated. On this limited-edition Chuck 70, Tremaine Emory translates the African American flag to an American classic.
To execute Emory’s vision and celebrate an America that includes and champions the voices, identities and ambitions of young Black creatives, Converse and Denim Tears have enlisted For Freedoms with Hank Willis Thomas, an artist collective that models and aims to increase civic joy, discourse and direct action – to release a new campaign dubbed “The Future is Yours. Vote.”
Nacional Trading Company is a new brand by Matthew Senna and Jaha Johnson dedicated to creating timeless goods and experiences. All pieces have details finished by hand, creating variations in each garment. Expect that color, detail and distress may be slightly different from the garments that appear in photos. Their washing and dying processes can create minor tears or holes in the garments which is intentional. They believe that each garment should have an identity of its own just like the people who wear them and imperfections should be expected when purchasing. Scoop the cozy collection here or in-store now!
The Wish ATL “Stranger Than Fiction” Capsule is a collection of pieces inspired by mid-90’s horror nostalgia. The hoodies in the collection feature embroidered graphics and a call out to the 90’s Nickelodeon series “Are You Afraid Of The Dark” while the tee pays homage to the popular “Goosebumps” novel series. Shop the collection here or pick it up in-store now!
More than 35 years after its debut, the Air Jordan 1 still stands as a timeless and versatile design- but that doesn’t mean it’s done evolving. This ladies-only edition pairs the silhouette with Zoom Air tech while also imbuing the model with subtle details that pay homage to sisterhood and the intertwined concepts of strength and beauty.
On the inside, Zoom Air sits under the sock-liner for extra comfort and response, while foam lining inside both the tongue and collar provide additional cushioning. On the outside, buttery leather combines with hearty metallic studs to create a rugged exterior that’s still soft to the touch. While the AJ 1 Mid, in contrast, is adorned with thick interwoven laces seen on the sides and heels. Finally, vivid shades of hyper royal blend with black and white accents to create a crisp take on a classic color palette.
Ladies! Be sure to grab a pair when they release at Wish ATL Thursday, October 15!
This week, the Wish ATL family welcomes LA based GALLERY DEPARTMENT to the store.
GALLERY DEPT. is a unisex clothing brand based in Los Angeles, CA. Founded by artist, designer Josue Thomas. Their home office includes a retail store front and everything from design and production to branding. With each garment, they strive to repurpose and reimagine that which inspires them into something new. Their goal is to create compelling product without sacrificing quality or artistic integrity. they believe in creating a unique experience and doing things a little differently. Their philosophy is to collaborate, create & rebel.
Check out Gallery Department in-store & online at WishATL.com
It’s up to us to build the world we envision. A collaborative effort between adidas and Denmark’s iconic toy brand LEGO®, these ZX 8000 Lego Shoes are part of the A-ZX series, a global platform spanning a multitude of cultural touch points to showcase the diverse world of sneakers. Bold colors and brick details reminiscent of classic LEGO® building blocks lend playful style to the throwback silhouette. Because you’re never too old to get building.
Be sure to check out this exclusive collab when it releases at Wish ATL Friday 9/25.
The Dunk High is back and this version has been designed for those that are true blue. Inspired by one of the most storied athletic programs in college sports, this model uses classic Dunk elements like a featherlight, full-grain leather upper, OG tooling, and a mesh tongue to provide peak quality and comfort. And in case you’re facing down your rivals, this Maize & Blue colorway lets the competition know which crew you’re repping!
Stay tuned to our social media outlets for more info regarding this 9/23 release!
Based in Brooklyn, KidSuper Studios is an artist collective founded by Colm Dillane. For the debut of PUMA x KIDSUPER STUDIOS, Colm presents his unique take on PUMA silhouettes, with football-inspired detailing, retro prints and colors, and playful scribbles. In his first-ever collab with PUMA, Dillane brings together the energy and passion of football and the creativity and innovation of art, putting his unique spin on classic PUMA silhouettes.
With a cool color palette, playful watercolor-printed upper, and signature aggressive Federbein outsole, the Style Rider steps straight out of the frame to the streets.
CELL DOME Sock is a whimsical mashup of different influences, patterns and material mixes- perhaps the perfect representation of the creative spirit of KIDSUPER STUDIOS- creating a silhouette that is part streetwear, part wearable art.
The PUMA Wilo is decked out in embroidered graphics, with stitched detailing, retro nylon padding and a unique adjustable closure at the side for a look that brings innovation and elevated design to an everyday style.
Check out this awesome collection when it release at Wish ATL Thursday September 17th.
Converse & Samuel Ross‘s A-COLD-WALL* have collaborated for a technical capsule collection of footwear and apparel. This collection was initially previewed in June 2019 during ACW’s SS20 runway during London Fashion Week, displaying reconstructions of the Chuck Taylor All-Star Lugged and ERX.
According to Converse, the collection’s ethos was based around one simple question: “how does a collaboration relay intent?” Samuel Ross’ intent was clearly to further ACW’s signature look, asymmetrical detailing, compelling material choices and a muted color palette that insures focus on the design rather than the color palate.
The Chuck Taylor All Star Lugged is a weatherized version of the classic Chuck, and Ross’s take on it toes the line between sneaker and boot with a thick rubber outsole and toe bumper plus overlays that rise up onto the woven ripstop upper. An inner bootie provides warmth and lockdown, while ACW and Converse branding is placed on each piece. Elsewhere, the ERX looks to its basketball heritage with a full patinated suede build, a large collar strap and a stripped-back lacing system. This simple-yet-effective upper rests atop an icy blue midsole to finalize the style. Rounding off the offerings are two tracksuits, one with a traditional basketball cut and one with more asymmetrical detailing that’s sure to please ACW purists.
Check out this collab when it releases at Wish ATL Thursday September 17!
Keiser Clark—the Los Angeles-based ready-to-wear label founded in late 2017 by Marc Keiser and Andrew Clark—holds a distinct approach to clothing design and fabrication.
Its aesthetic is fueled by a gritty nocturnal glamour, but it goes beyond dive-bar leathers and warehouse rave jeans. The brand’s allure is in its wearable intent, cut and whittled with a pocketknife’s edge. As Keiser says, the emergent identity of Keiser Clark consists of “a range of pieces with varying levels of intensity, boldness and aggressiveness.” In this, there is a deeply personal sentiment of past remembrances and anecdotes; beneath the label’s visual edge, a human instinct flourishes, promoting connection and community.
The origin story of the brand is rooted in an experimental sensibility, with Keiser and Clark creating one-off leather jackets in Los Angeles starting in 2016. Keiser was finishing law school at the time (he’d pass the bar exam, but then dedicated himself to his burgeoning fashion line). Slowly, the two began lending these jackets to friends, who in turn would post the garments on social media. The pieces caught on; stylists started requesting the jackets, and the interest pushed Keiser and Clark to spend 2017 formulating their concept. In 2018, they presented their first full collection—Autumn/Winter 2019—at Paris Fashion Week. From that lineup came a powerful sense of self; it etched the grid-work for Keiser Clark’s premise (and promise) going forward.
Introducing the next edition in the ongoing partnership between Converse and streetwear legend Hiroshi Fujiwara, elevated through the bold lens of the Moncler Genius project. Showing artistic restraint and sophistication, this take on the Chuck 70 makes a statement through minimalist design and black and white color blocking. Simple touches like contrast stitching on black canvas and camouflage on white stand out, but the real heavy lifting is done by the marks on the heel. finished with a vintage co-branded license plate and Pro Leather wordmark. Three style legends. One shoe. It’s an iconic collaboration.
Be sure to grab this release when it drops Thursday, September 3 at Wish ATL.
This week we welcome Tokyo’s own, Children of Discordance to Wish ATL. Children of Discordance was established by Hideaki Shikama in 2011. The up-cycled pieces that he’s become famous for are inspired by recollections of fashion and music from the 90s to the present. Shikama has updated and up-cycled items from his personal collection of archives and vintage pieces, sourced worldwide. His usage of vintage materials and deadstock approaches sustainability in a way that doesn’t feel forced. The environment isn’t his sole concern; focusing on respect for craftsmen, creators, and producers while designing ethically. This has been achieved by working beyond the concept of fair trade for production that creates the sophisticated one off products expressing the attitude of “DISCORDANCE”.
Another surprise for our grand reopening, we’ve once again teamed up with Atlanta’s own Fani & Original Fani Designs to deliver a clean new collection. We brought back some classics like the “You Wish” crewnecks, revamped the denim Fandana, as well as some special celestial prints. Check out the collection when it drops this weekend!
We have many surprises “in-store” for the reopening of our iconic building. As we move into the next phase of Wish ATL, we’ve declared that “the sky is the limit” and our latest collection with Chinatown Market echos this sentiment. The blue skies and dreamy clouds are seemingly perfect for wishing upon. Be sure to shop this collaboration when it releases Saturday August 22, 2020.
Accompanying the relaunch of the new and improved Wish ATL, we are also releasing our collaborative capsule with Billionaire Boys Club. This is BBC’s first collection with a prominent entity in Atlanta so it was important to go classic by featuring the cult favorite “moon man” as well as “ATL” stylized with BBC’s popular font. Be sure to grab these when they release in-store Saturday August 22, 2020.
Inspired by its own predecessors and the feel of a traditional Japanese garden, this AJ1 honors the past while exploring new territory. Color pops on the collar and stitching, suede materials on the upper, and a full-length Zoom Air cushioning system put modern moves — and comforts — on this standard of sneaker culture.
This iteration of the Air Jordan 1 Zoom comes sporting a Green hairy suede on the toe and side panel with some smooth black leather overlays. A vibrant green liner, 3M reflective Swooshes, and an icy translucent outsole all help fortify the look and feel of this latest Jordan 1 Zoom. Check out this sneaker before it releases 8/14 in-store & online!
This week adidas prepares to bring us more collaborations with Nigo’s Japan-based Human Made. This time they’re remixing the Stan Smith and Rivalry Low. The adidas Stan Smith sports the signature in-cut Human Made hearts on the lateral panel, adidas text on the tongue, and “Dry Alls” insignia on the heels.
As for the Rivalry Low, the “Night Marine” colorway features Human Made’s signature heart logo on the medial, while “Gears For Futuristic Teenagers” are printed on the lateral Three Stripes.
Be sure to catch this drop when it releases Thursday August 6 in-store and on WishATL.com.
Capturing the innovative nature of Nike, the N.354 line has created a space to test some more unexpected ideas. Denoted by the “-Type” in the name of each style, Nike continues to explore all possibilities with a dive into the “zoom-type” expands the realm of the classic “Nike Zoom” collection.
Exposed Zoom air pods in the forefoot & a TPU plate running the length of the midsole experiment w/ technology, while the hand of the designer is seen in smaller details like the logo treatment, targeted perforation for breathability, and exposed stitching for supports.
Check out the drop when it releases Friday July 10th at 10am on WishATL.com