Monthly Archives: March 2014

adidas Originals ZX 500 WEAVE Collection

adidas-originals-zx-500-weave-collection-02adidas Originals continues its expansion of its ZX 500 WEAVE collection with five new colorways. Appearing in solar blue, black/black/white, medium lead/white, navy/electricity and poppy/black/white, the shoe features a woven two-tone upper that seamlessly incorporates the trademark three stripes into the sides. Other details of mention include the rugged nylon tongue, plastic heel pieces and plush suede panels as well as a plastic D-ring lacing system and foam midsole.adidas-originals-zx-500-weave-collection-01 adidas-originals-zx-500-weave-collection-03 adidas-originals-zx-500-weave-collection-04 adidas-originals-zx-500-weave-collection-05

Dead Dilly Sneaker Collab Illustrations

dbda04e684561052d64115c5121228b2-442x572Dead Dilly, who we recently commissioned to imagine Kanye x Adidas and evenrebranded the NBA, is back with a new series of illustrations that imagine collabs between Jordan and high-end fashion labels. While merely a dream, a lot of these aren’t terrible. I wouldn’t be totally upset with some MMM paint-dipped Jordan III’s. Does that make me a bad person? Probably.

Being the savvy artist that he is, he also created what would be a Saint Laurent Paris Jordan 1 aka basically just the current Saint Laurent hi-top sneaker with a Nike logo. The only real brick I can detect is the Hood By Air Jordan 5, if only because if HBA were to actually collab with Jordan, then it would either be totally insane, with a ton of straps and stuff, or it would simply have a printed box logo on the side costing an extra £500. But, yeah, overall Dilly is visionary when it comes to this shit.

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Nike Blazer Mid Vintage Premium QS Pack

nike-blazer-mid-vintage-premium-qs-pack-1A staple from Nike‘s vast range, which I loved until every Tom, Dick & Geordie Shore member started wearing them… The Blazer, is back in a set of bright spring colorways for this Vintage Premium Quickstrike pack. Consisting of five great colorways, this pack finds the classic Nike silhouette decked out in premium suede in a choice of five solid colors. Each shoe also features Ostrich leather Swooshes and heel tab with rainbow lettering.nike-blazer-mid-vintage-premium-qs-pack-2 nike-blazer-mid-vintage-premium-qs-pack-3 nike-blazer-mid-vintage-premium-qs-pack-4 nike-blazer-mid-vintage-premium-qs-pack-5

The North Face Purple Label Spring Summer 2014 Camo Windbreaker & Shirt

the-north-face-purple-label-camo-windbreaker-and-shirt-01The North Face Purple Label reports back with two new offerings taken from its current Spring/Summer 2014 lineup. The Camouflage Mountain Wind Parka is crafted from a wind and water-resistant nylon taffeta fabric and comes with just the right amount of practical knick-knacks you can expect from a respected outdoor outfitter. On top of that, they throw in a matching long-sleeve button-up as well, made from COOLMAX fabric, providing unchallenged moisture management, and retaining a dry and comfortable wearing experience as a result.the-north-face-purple-label-camo-windbreaker-and-shirt-02 the-north-face-purple-label-camo-windbreaker-and-shirt-03 the-north-face-purple-label-camo-windbreaker-and-shirt-04 the-north-face-purple-label-camo-windbreaker-and-shirt-05 the-north-face-purple-label-camo-windbreaker-and-shirt-06

Converse x Nigel Cabourn Chuck Taylor 1970 Hi “Ventile”

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Today we get a first look at the next collaboration between Converse and heritage brand Nigel Cabourn. After previously having done the Chuck Taylor All Star Bosey and the Plimsole, Nigel Cabourn worked on the Chuck Taylor 1970 this time. Giving it a white upper and red details and branding, the look is clean and perfect for the summer months that lie ahead. The designer used Ventile fabric for the upper, making the shoes weatherproof, which is a subtle, yet exciting feature on these. The sneakers will release at select retailers on March 21.

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adidas Originals ZX FLUX “Multi”

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First previewed with the announcement of the new adidas Originals ZX FLUX, today we’ve got a better look at the ZX FLUX “Multi.” This vibrant colorway of the FLUX features a vibrant upper made up of multi-colored squares along with black stripes, a black external heel counter, and a crisp white sole to complete the look. Unfortunately these are completely sold out at Sneaker Politics but they will be dropping at other select stockists too.

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Air Max 1 ‘3/26’

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On March 26th, Nike changed the game. The launch of the Air Max 1 by Tinker Hatfield began a legacy of footwear that not only redefined conventional methods of footwear cushioning, but elevated the brand above others that were putting out their own respectable efforts in sneaker technology. On the same date this year, it looks like Nike will pay homage to the original Air with a special version of the OG “Sport Red” joints; featuring the “3.26″ tag on the tongue and a yellowed vintage-style sole, this Air Max 1 will refresh the silhouette for yet another year of dominance in Retro kicks. Stay tuned for more and we’ll keep you updated.

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Nike Roshe Run Hyerfuse ‘Monochromatic’ Pack’

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Nike returns with a new pack of their Roshe Run Hyperfuse for the Spring 2014 season. The range features 4 new colorways, three of which are monochromatic Spring inspired colors, while the third is a black and neon colorway that looks like someone chopped up the other three and stitched them into a single shoe. Personally love the Red colourway but maybe be a bit Yeezy 😦

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Veras ‘Santander’ Summer 2014

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I would love to wear sneakers but everyday somtimes a change is needed, this is where Veras steps in…  Veras is the brainchild of Neil Morris, who originally cut his teeth running Cardiff based store Drooghi. Following the closure of the store in 2007 – Neil upped sticks and moved out to Spain, where he started work with local factories on a line of shoes named after a local village. This small independent company has since gone from strength to strength and can now be found in premium stores around the globe.

One of the highlights of the Summer collection is the classic Santander style, a cross between a espadrille and plimsoll, two styles which have been doing the rounds for many a year but seem to be right together. Updated with three colourways . Red, White & Blue Tri-Colour,  Camouflage and what I like to call Psychedelic Stripe. Avilable from Veras website soon

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Beauty & Youth x Stussy Spring Summer 2014 Capsule Collection

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Japan’s Beauty & Youth joined forces with streetwear purveyors Stussy to work on a small capsule collection for the Spring/Summer 2014 season. The lineup sees a range of T-shirts, both available in a black and white colorway, adorned by front and back prints set in Stussy’s distinct typeface. Additional items include a short-sleeved crewneck sweater, bucket hat, and a pair of custom Beauty & Youth Naomi shades. Look for the entire collection to drop at United Arrows and online on the coming weeks.

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