Pointer are a fashion given, their simple designed footwear borders the boundary between smart and casual wear. Owned by Carhartt, Pointer have dug themselves a little niche that is ever expanding in a business dominated by one swoosh and three stripes, with even the most hardcore of Ekin (a person who knows Nike back to front- work it out) dropping a pair of Pointers into their collection.
The link between fashion and sport is undeniable, even the fashion heavyweights such as Ralph Lauren and Fred Perry have history in sporting activities of various types. Assuming you’re not head to toe in bespoke suit and a pair of wingtips it’s an almost certainty that you’re wearing some kind of sportswear, unless of course you’re reading this naked. In which case kudos.The link is even more noticeable in the street fashion scene with uber-weight sport’s companies like Adidas and Nike pretty much owning the game with vintage re-releases and limited editions.
With Stan Smiths and Rod Lavers firmly in staple territory you can’t blame Adidas for re-releasing the Aditennis Hi (£41-50). Whilst they’re unlikely to become staples, they look great – benefitting from more than a slight resemblance to Raf Simons high tops.
Now this is something you can be fairly sure nobody else in the pub will be sporting.
The Adidas originals range hasn’t adapted
to the internet. They’re still hoarding most of their good items in store and
putting drips of it online. They do have an extensive range of trainers,
including these Pro
model Vin trainers.
There’s times when you want your footwear
to be the centrepiece of your outfit and there’s times when you just want them
to bring together what you’re wearing. These Adidas
Rod Laver trainers are for those latter occasions. With no branding on the
outside, it’s perfect for those times when you don’t want to feel like a
The Adidas originals range tends to throw
up interesting collaborations from time to time and this is no different. The originals
denim by Diesel range is an interesting mix – if only for the fact that you
wonder why Diesel agreed to it. It’s not bad in any way, it’s just that the
pieces are just Diesel jeans with some Adidas branding attached.
Blaps! David Beckham’s new pictures for a campaign for Adidas makes him look like a wannabe gangster rapper, but more Vanilla Ice than Eminem. Don’t you think his leg looks really hairy? This is probably an attempt to rebrand him for the American market, ahead of his multi-million-dollar move to join ‘soccer’ team L.A. Galaxy this summer. Safe blud etc.
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