Posts Tagged ‘trainer’

Footwear, Sportswear

Spot the Difference: Nike revamp the Air Max

By admin on July 8th, 2009

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On the left, you have the original Air Max 1 which dates back from 1987 and on the right, the revamped Air Maxim.

Tinker Hatfield, the original Air Max designer entrusted Jesse Leyve with the revamp who said: “We took the original Air Max 1 design brief and ran it through a present-day filter” It’s amazing how something over 20 years old looks as fresh as it did back in 1987, but we’re currently torn between the old version and the new one.

The Nike reissue is hitting their pop-up store in August and the Maxim will be released nationwide in the next few weeks.



Heroes and Celebrities

hypebeast: Stan Smith interview

By Jonathan Smith on March 19th, 2009

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Hypebeast has posted an interview with Stan Smith, the face to one of the most popular tennis shoes of all times. The interview (by Eugene Kan) gives a little insight into Stan’s own background and how he broke into the world of professional tennis, as well as how the game has changed over the past 40 years. Smith also talks about his minimal involvement in the development of the Adidas trainer that has taken his name and his own surprise that the shoe has been in production for almost 40 years without hiatus. Oh and I mustn’t forget about the curious tale of why the shoe bares a moustache-less visage of Stan, that’s a real corker! (It’s not)

The interview will be of interest to any sneaker or tennis fanatic and if you’re a tennis sneaker fanatic then this will BLOW-YOUR-MIND so take a peek here.



Footwear, News, Trends

Liberty & Nike collaboration out on Valentine’s day

By admin on February 10th, 2009

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Another item which is made for women but who gives fig when they look as good as this? The Liberty X Nike collab hits the Liberty store when else but this February 14th for a limited time, and when they’re gone, they’re gone.

They have a plain blue pair named Nina, and an orange pair named Phoebe, but the nicest by far are the Patchwork Dunk, a mix showcasing the best of Liberty print. If you should be lucky enough to be slight of foot head down to Liberty and snap up a pair, at £70 for the plain and £85 for the patchwork they’re fairly reasonable and will go wonderfully with the new season pastel pieces making the rounds for Spring/Summer.

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Footwear, News

Poll: Kanye West’s Louis Vuitton shoes revealed

By admin on January 14th, 2009

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These have been on Kanye’s site for a while but if you haven’t seen them here are the deck shoe/trainer/spaceship hybrid here they are in all there hyperbolic glory. Now personally they’re not my cup of tea but I think they capture the personality of ol’ Westwing perfectly. Let me know what you think after the jump.

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Footwear, News

Trainers made from recycled bus seats

By admin on November 26th, 2008

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UK company Above and Below have made some trainers from old bus seat covers and they actually look quite fetching.

The sneakers have been made in collaboration with First Transport and the Transport Recycling In Partnership (TRiP) and are hi-top basketball type shoes with panels of bus seat fabric on the sides. I think they look rather good and you can’t immediately tell the fabric comes from a bus seat. Take a closer look though and I can’t help but imagine lighter burns, tinny songs played on mobile phones and graf-ed up windows.

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Footwear

Nike “iD Sample” AM90

By Jonathan Smith on October 27th, 2008

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As a rule I generally want my trainers as obnoxious as possible, bright colours, glow in the dark, even their own lighting system wouldn’t go a-miss, but these all grey AM90‘s are the bloody business. Dubbed as the “iD Sample” Air Max due to them having a more than striking resemblance to the sample trainers found in Nike iD studios, these kicks are proving once more that less is definitely more.

Being grey they will go with anything, a claim that is rarely claimed of the Nike Air Max family and one I valiantly stand by. T-shirts, polo’s, shirts, cardigans, tweed, plaid, gingham, denim, canvas, cord, you name it and it’ll fit with these grey wonders, perhaps I have to draw the line at a double breasted suit but still who knows- take a risk!

Available now from Wellgosh for £88.99.

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Footwear

Puma Pop Art trainers

By admin on October 24th, 2008

Puma Pop Art.jpgPuma has a fantastic new range of shoes and sportswear based on the iconic work of Roy Lichtenstein.

These trainers are the standout pieces from the collection; available in red and grey they are at once delightfully simple and immediately reminiscent of the pop art guru’s style; this simplicity contrasts starkly with Nike’s far less subtle attempt at capturing the style.

I’ve spotted these on various people on the tube and they make a great statement both from afar and up close.



Footwear, Sportswear

Asics and Solebox team up to produce Sportstyle trainer

By admin on October 17th, 2008

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It seems like Asics are going mad for UV at the moment, their vintage offshoot Onitsuka Tiger released the glowing Electric Tiger Land and now in conjunction with cult Berlin shop Solebox they have released the UV reactive Sportstyle trainer.
Treated with a special photochromatic ink the stripes change from silver to purple in the light. Why purple? Well it’s Solebox’s trademark colour and I think it’s nicely different for a men’s shoe. After the initial Solebox launch in August 350 pairs of the shoes went on sale at the end of September at Ryouki in Norwich, Hanon-Shop in Oxford, and Limited Editions in Aberdeen.



Footwear

Onitsuka Tiger’s Electric Tiger Land trainer glows in the dark

By admin on October 6th, 2008

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Onitsuka Tiger’s Electric Tiger Land shoe launched last week in a limited edition across the country.

The shoe has a Japanese cityscape design which comes alive thanks to embroidery detailing and UV-reactive printing. Available in black and white from Size?, Offspring and Foot Asylum and in red from Onitsuka Tiger’s Newburgh street shop they retail at £80. The Electric black, pictured above glows under UV light to reveal a night-time Tokyo skyline; all I want to know is where are the masses and masses of electrical cable which punctuate a typical Japanese skyline?!



Footwear, News

L.A Gear are back from the abyss

By Jonathan Smith on September 2nd, 2008

La-Gear-X-Patta-Party-1.jpgL.A Gear are back! “Hurrah!” I hear you cry, and you would be right to because L.A Gear are a cheer worthy brand. Harking from the same era as the Reebok Pump – one of the greatest trainers of all time – in an age when it wasn’t enough for trainers to be comfortable and look good, they had to have some other way to interact with such as a pump or lighting system. Judging by the success of the relaunch of the Reebok Pumps these should sell well and be highly sought after by sneaker freaks.

The trainer will be available at Patta from September 13th.

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Footwear

Silver hi-tops from b Store

By admin on August 27th, 2008

mascaleros silver trainer b store.jpgFormal shoes have eclipsed trainers in the style stakes for a good while now but sometimes you just want to cocoon yourself in comfort.

b Store‘s Mascaleros silver hi-tops are comfy and plain enough to pass everyday muster while the silver finish adds a bit of a stylistic flourish. They’re reduced to £74.50 on the site and will make even the most simple combination of jeans and t-shirt look flash.



Designer Spotlight, Footwear, Heroes and Celebrities

Love The Look: “Tiger Woods/Masters Edition” Nike Blazer Hi Premium

By Will Reid on August 20th, 2008

nike-blazer-hi-premium-tiger-woods-masters-edition-p.jpgI’m not really a golfer and so I can’t claim any deep knowledge/love/appreciation of golf. I can however show knowledge/love/appreciation of knit V-necks with funky patterns and an equally passionate knowledge/love/appreciation of the new “Tiger Woods/Masters Edition” Nike Blazer Hi Premium.

Kix and the City reports that “to pay tribute to Tiger’s dominance at the Masters, Nike is set to release the “Tiger Woods/Masters Edition” Nike Blazer Premium Hi. The “Tiger/Masters” Nike Blazer Hi features a White/Black Leather upper with a faux Tiger hair Swoosh, a Masters-like logo at the heel tab, and a Green Hoody, symbolic of the Master’s trademark Green Jacket, on the tongue.”
 
For more images of this brilliant shoe check out Kix and the City.


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Footwear, Sportswear

Gola Valiant Hi-Top from asos

By admin on August 13th, 2008

gola valiant hi-top asos trainer grey retro.jpgWhen Jason featured Generic Man recently I oohed and aahed at the simplicity of it all. As someone who loves COS, Uniqlo and designers like Margaret Howell and Patrik Ervell, the pared-down stylings are right up my street.

Gola’s Valiant Hi-Top (£40) from asos offer the same unpretentiousness and good looks but in an altogether more obviously sporty package. The perforated uppers are a subtly retro touch and still a firm favourite of mine. Wear them with slim jeans and a branded polo or white shirt for a bit of a chavvy luxe look. Yes I’m serious, I spotted someone at the weekend with Y-3 trainers, a YSL shirt and a number one, and it looked awesome.



Footwear

Worn Again bicycle shoe on sale

By admin on August 8th, 2008

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They’re already quite well established, but in case you haven’t heard of Worn Again before they recycle old materials making them into shoes and trainers you would actually wear. Seatbelts, tyres and tweed jackets, anything with life left in it is salvaged and used to make their trainers.

Worn Again’s bicycle shoe combines simple good looks and green credentials; and what’s more they’re reduced down to £35 which is a bargain price. The khaki and black colour scheme will look great with a pair of grey trousers for a pared down, minimal look.



Footwear, Sportswear

Nike Waffle Racer vintage-style trainers

By admin on July 31st, 2008

nike waffle racer vintage.jpgOld-school trainers are the best, I’m personally partial to dad’s favourite the Hi-Tec Squash but these Nike Waffle Racers are pretty close to the real thing.

They’re especially made to look exactly like their thirty year old predecessors even down to the aged laces (which I have on good authority aren’t all that as they look a little yellow and odd). So get yourself a pair of new laces and head down to Size? where they’re £50.




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