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Flyknit Experience: We test out the new Nike Lunar 1+ in a running ‘flash mob’ along The Thames

If you started running a few years ago, when it was still disparagingly referred to as jogging, you know how heavy trainers used to be – like wearing lead weights on your feet. Not any more. Manufacturers are literally tripping over each other to bring the latest lightweight fabric technologies to our feet.  Last month saw the arrival of the …

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shinychrisFlyknit Experience: We test out the new Nike Lunar 1+ in a running ‘flash mob’ along The Thames
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This is what a £60,000 t-shirt looks like

I once bought a vintage second-hand Prince Purple Rain tour t-shirt on eBay for £80. It felt like the most extravagant garment I’d ever bought at the time at a score short of £100 (and even more so when it actually arrived, stained and moth-eaten as it was). But £60,000 for a t-shirt? That’s just madness. But that’s almost what …

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Gerald LynchThis is what a £60,000 t-shirt looks like

S&M handcuff trainers? From Adidas???

Looking for a new pair of kinky boots? Jeremy Scott has been showing off his latest styles for Adidas’s fall/winter 2012 collection, and may have something that’ll crack your whip. At first glance, his purple/navy/grey/orange trainers don’t stray too far from the usual Roundhouse Mid mould. That’s until you see the day-glo handcuff and chain bolted onto the back of …

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Gerald LynchS&M handcuff trainers? From Adidas???

Reebok X Marvel Superhero Sneakers: Avengers, X-Men, Spider-Man trainers!

Seriously, what a year to be a comic-book fan. First the Avengers movie kicks up a storm in cinemas all over the world, then that’s soon to be followed by The Amazing Spider-Man and Batman Dark Knight Rises, and soon after that is the Judge Dredd movie and the Watchmen prequel comics. And now these totally, totally ace superhero sneakers …

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Gerald LynchReebok X Marvel Superhero Sneakers: Avengers, X-Men, Spider-Man trainers!
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These gold trainers will always believe in your sole

We bling out pretty much everything these days. From ruby-encrusted wristwatches to diamond-studded laptops, if there’s a surface to be made shinier (and a cash flow as rapid as Niagara Falls to be squandered) then you can bet your bottom dollar we’ll decorate our tat with enough glittery bits to make Tutankhamen blush. We thought we’d seen everything until we saw the Indulgences No. 5  from …

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Gerald LynchThese gold trainers will always believe in your sole

Nike LeBron Elite 9 Varsity Maize trainers out now

On the lookout for a new pair of basketball shoes, and still want to look the buisness on the court? Check out these limited edition trainers from Nike. The Nike LeBron Elite 9 Varsity Maize launched over the weekend alongside the Air Jordan 4 Cav and Zoom KD IV Aunt Pearl, and come with a seriously eye-catching yellow upper. All eyes …

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Gerald LynchNike LeBron Elite 9 Varsity Maize trainers out now

Lusting after McQueen S/S10: time machine, please?

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It seems in fashion we always want to be at the next destination, now. So it is that we haven’t even hit August yet and some of us are already thinking ahead to what to wear in the fall. Of course, the fact that collections are shown out of sync with actual seasons doesn’t help. An extreme example I’m faced with is wanting ALL of the McQueen shoe collection from S/S10 right now.

Selectism.com have been giving sneak previews of the McQueen S/S10 shoe collection, those paint splattered lovelies, which will apparently also be available as trainers. Picking up on the folk-art patchwork and paint splattering seen in his recent film-presentation-as-show in Milan, the trainers seen here feature both of these themes as gorgeous detailing. Patience is, I guess, a virtue but in the wicked world of fashion it is sorely tested.

Source: Selectism.com

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cchapmanLusting after McQueen S/S10: time machine, please?

Which do you prefer? Lanvin’s trainers or Kanye’s kicks for Louis Vuitton

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44% of you thought Kanye West‘s mullet was bad, but what do you think of his trainers? West recently designed a pair of trainers for Louis Vuitton, The 808s and Heartbreaks star spoke to Dazed Digital about his inspiration for the design

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Newsflash: Kanye West Designs Trainers for Louis Vuitton

After months of rumours and hipster-praying, Hypebeast has confirmed the rumour that Kanye West is to design a pair of trainers for Louis Vuitton. The trainers appear rather bland (they’re just white high-tops,) but they might prove to be a valuable base for many a winter outift. Kanye tells the online fashion magazine that the trainers are to be released in June of this year.

I wait with bated breath!

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Will ReidNewsflash: Kanye West Designs Trainers for Louis Vuitton

Will’s Christmas Outfit Picks: Topman ‘Exclamation Mark Print’ Polo

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Note to Editor: Can we feature pieces we bought just yesterday?

Now that I’ve cleared that up, I can proceed with this Christmas Outfit Pick. This polo is a great find and the loud print is definitely eye-catching. I found it in Topman yesterday afternoon and it was reduced to £10 from £16. In the image, the polo looks black but it is actually blue and the print looks slightly bigger (as opposed to the foot-print looking print pictured!)

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Will ReidWill’s Christmas Outfit Picks: Topman ‘Exclamation Mark Print’ Polo

Air Max Lite: Nike’s bastard child

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Though these have recieved great praise on other blogging sites, I’m inclined to say that these two Air Max Lites from the Fall/Winter collection kinda suck balls. Both colourways are horrendous and they both look like cheap knock offs you buy in the pub- which, if you didn’t know, is not a good look.

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Jonathan SmithAir Max Lite: Nike’s bastard child

Asos Untitled: Adidas Superstar, Jean Pierre Braganza and more

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Asos are launching their “Untitled” collection this week, a selection of limited edition products consisting of sunglasses, vinyl and trainers all traditional collectables for men along with a New Designers selection.

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Jeremy Scott and Adidas- I really like it, I mean hate it

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The first lovely preview of the Adidas x Jeremy Scott colab is upon us, and I’m looking to those who boldly go where I choose not to… no, fear to tread. Those who say yes to leopard print and knocked off Armani. To those who still rock a greasy mullet and large faux jewel earings. That’s right, I’m looking to the Portuguese and their king Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Jonathan SmithJeremy Scott and Adidas- I really like it, I mean hate it

L.A Gear are back from the abyss

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L.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.

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Jonathan SmithL.A Gear are back from the abyss

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

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I’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.

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