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Nike Lab Sock Dart SP Grey

NikeLab Sock Dart | The Style Raconteur

Unveiled earlier today, NikeLab is bringing back its Sock Dart silhouette that was born in 2004. The Sock Dart is the first shoe to feature computerized knitting technology, and this gray iteration features a one-color upper with silicone straps in place of laces for utmost comfort. With a miniature Swoosh adorning its sides and set atop a white midsole and black and gray outsole, there is no set release date yet, but will be coming soon to Nike Lab stockists and locations soon.

Filling Pieces Low Top ‘Splash’

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Taking cues from one of the world’s most expensive paintings – No.5 1948 by American expressionist artist Jackson Pollock – Dutch label Filling Pieces present a limited edition iteration of their ever-popular Low Top model. Dubbed “Splash,” the shoe recreates Pollock’s opus, with paint splatters adorning the entirety of the sneaker’s premium full grain leather construction.
Retailing at around £175, the graphic kicks are currently available via select retailers, including END.

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Saucony Originals G9 “Scoops Pack – Pt.1

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Saucony is gearing up for the release of its upcoming “Scoops Pack,” having released the first teaser image. Set to consist of two silhouettes — the G9 Shadow 5 and G9 Shadow 6 — find pictured above the Mint Chocolate Chip G9 Shadow 6. The sneaker flaunts a mint-tinted suede upper, which features black suede streaks. A sky blue midsole complements the tint body, and rests over a gum bottom sole. Looking forward to the other colourways. Available May 1, which is my birthday so if my girlfriend is read….hint hint!

Supreme x Stone Island Spring Summer 2015 Collection

Suprem x Stone Island Spring Summer 2015 | The Style Raconteur

This season’s Supreme x Stone Island collection is gonna hit the Italian brand’s webshop and Supreme Stores next Thursday 9th April not on just the German edition of their website as was first feared today.

Composed of two anoraks that appear to be Tela Stella, three long-sleeve tees and two caps, the collaborative goods continue the duo’s recent efforts to outfit classic pieces from the Stone Island archive with decidedly on-trend prints and patterns. While the striped tees keep things grounded, the allover paisley anoraks are sure to be one of Spring Summer 2015’s most coveted cops.

You know this is gonna be one fastest selling colabs of the year so be fast next Thursday HERE

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Nike Air Max 90 Premium iD

nike air max 90 premium leopard | the style raconteur Starting on April 6, American enthusiasts will be able to customize the classic Air Max 90 Premium silhouette to an unprecedented degree. Four animal prints — spotted, leopard, zebra and cheetah — will be available in a variety of materials that include pony hair, while the choice of sole now encompasses the natural-motion, the Lunarlon foam midsole and the classic Nike Air cushioning. Finally, Chinese characters are now available for inscriptions at the heel. Fingers crossed thta this will be available on our fair shores

Keep your eye on NIKEiD for your own custom pair of Air Max 90

Supreme x Nike SB GTS

Nike x Supreme GTS Collection | The Style Raconteur

As shown in the latest installment of Japanese footwear magazine SHOES MASTER Vol. 23, Supreme offers an exclusive look at their upcoming collaboration with Nike SB as they reveal their iteration on the dated GTS model. Popular amongst skateboarders in the early 90s and having been originally released as a tennis shoe under the Nike Sportswear division, the vulcanized low-tops come equipped with herringbone uppers in black, white, yellow and red with a denim option available in a mid-blue chambray. The shoes bear a calligraphic Supreme logo embroidered across their heel-counters with Nike branding being reserved to the leather heel-tab, tongue and miniaturized swoosh which has become a familiar detail to the GTS model.

The collaboration is expected to release late May of this year  and will be available directly from Supreme.

Valentino Garavani’s Rock Be Camoulflage High-Top Sneaker

Valentino Hi Top Trainer | The Style Raconteur

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then the Nike Air Force 1 has solidified itself as one of the greatest sneakers all time. Well, even without its imitators, the AF1 is already considered among the greats which is why it comes as no surprise that another company this time, Valentino appears to have used it as a foundation for its newest release.  The silhouette is very similar with strap and sole details mirroring its Nike counterpart.

What sets this apart from the AF1 is the premium materials. The shoe is made in Italy with an upper comprised of a calk-skin leather and fabric insets to mimic a camo pattern. Rubber stud details can also be seen on the shoe’s back heel as well as the forefoot of the shoe’s outsole. All in all this is a premium sneaker for those people who want to take it to that next level. Dont get me wrong this is a beautifully crafted sneaker but I personally will be sticking to the trusted Nike version…If you on the other hand can part with £600+ shop here