Posts from the “Reviews” Category

French/Australian Alliance

Posted on July 14, 2013

During a surge of repetitive releases, the guys over at Sneaker Freaker have kept it fresh by putting their touch on a trainer that's just recently re-emerged back into the trainer scene, the Flash, a running model that was originally released back in 1990 and to our knowledge hasn't seen a re-release until now. We'd previously mentioned in our London Store Opening post that Le Coq Sportif has come back with a bang and we're sure a lot of people would agree with that as their on-going collaborative work is only raising awareness of the 130 year old French brand more and more on a global level and submerging itself into the minds of trainer connoisseurs and collectors alike, anyways let's [...] Read more

Three lions and a swoosh

Posted on July 8, 2013

  It’s hard to believe how long football has officially been around for and this year marks the FA’s 150th anniversary and England’s first ever kit to be produced by Nike and to celebrate this occasion Nike have released two limited edition products, the England destroyer jacket and a pair of Air Max 1 iD's.   Finding any info on these prior to their release was a myth and getting our hands on them wasn’t easy either, well at least not the Air Max 1, as they sold out pretty quick and both were exclusive to the NSW cube in Nike Town London and Harrods in extremely limited numbers.   As soon as we found out that they dropped we were expecting a predominantly white [...] Read more

Three Stripes, Kuraishi & the 84-lab

Posted on May 13, 2013

After many a strong collaboration, collections and footwear capsule Adidas and Kazuki Kuraishi have teemed up yet again for Spring/Summer 2013 to present the Retrograde Resistance 84-Lab line.   With the recent retro of old adidas running models its great to see the Torsion Allegra being included in a capsule that has a outdoors utilitarian feel to it, the Allegra features a glossy patent leather that has strong dark colours that bleed through slightly as the shoe is worn in, a mixture of blue, green and red hues can bee seen throughout the photos it's these simply care and attention to details that Kazuki is renowned for mixing classic silhouettes with contemporary design elements. [...] Read more

Code Name SI_577

Posted on May 13, 2013

Synonymous with football hooligans and drug dealers, Stone Island managed to get away from the stigma they have attracted in recent years and have produced a shoe that wouldn't go a miss as a staple piece accompanying any genre of style, mixed in against some high fashion garments, be seen on the feet of highland trekkers and could easily have be seen worn by the late Steve Jobs. Stone Island have managed to give an upper market feel to the silhouette thus enhancing its universal appeal, incorporating noteworthy details and materials with military-spec satin weave cotton, reflective polyester and a molded rubber N emblem.   Although being crafted in the Flimby plant down to trademark issues [...] Read more

adidas x Bape x Undefeated collection

Posted on April 10, 2013

A few months ago we were all geared up for the release of one of the most anticipated adidas collaborations in recent times but due to unforeseen circumstances the project was temporarily delayed, leaving fans clueless in anticipation and many wondering why.   Well the wait is now over and we must say that the final product easily makes up for the painful and long delay that we’ve all had to endure, however nothing less was expected from the three behemoths as they have all been working with each other for the good part of a decade , creating some of the most memorable and sought after products between them.   The trio’s take on the two models complement the panels on the silhouettes [...] Read more

Asics x Slam Jam GL3

Posted on April 9, 2013

Founded in 1989 by Luca Benini in Ferarra, Slam Jam has supplied Italy with a range of products otherwise unfound in the country and have infused their passion for streetwear into the various projects that they have been involved in over the years.   Slam Jams' first collaboration with asics was in 2010 on the ever popular Gel-Lyte 3 model, dubbed the '5th dimension' due to the every day decisions and actions we make that mould our future for the better or worst or in Slam Jams case, the intricately chosen materials and colours they used on the Gel-Lyte 3 would make it one of the most sought after pairs of asics ever produced. In January 2013, Slam Jam released their second collaboration [...] Read more

Hanon x Saucony Shadow Master Q&A

Posted on March 12, 2013

Over the years Hanon have become notorious for their beautifully executed collaborations and their choice of model, colours and materials are always second to none. On March 2nd 2013, Hanon released their first trainer in collaboration with the Saucony crew, the Shadow Master, a fusion of the 1991 Master Control and the popular Shadow 5000. The model features a beautiful pigskin suede and perforated leather upper, with 3M accents and orange satin lining. Other details include Hanons Keep On Burning logo on the tongue aswell as on their dual branded insole, all of which lay above the comfort of the Shadow 5000 sole unit. Each pair came with a bespoke cotton dust bag, three laces to match [...] Read more

Solebox x Saucony Shadow 5000

Posted on March 8, 2013

Since 2002, the guys at Solebox have been supplying limited and exclusive trainers and clothing to enthusiasts and collectors worldwide, making our wardrobes and footwear that little bit fresher and our bank balances smaller. Over the years the team of brothers have worked with more than a handful of their favourite brands, creating a collection of extremely sought after trainers along the way, all of which are showcased in Perspex boxes surrounding the walls in their beautiful store in West Berlin.   Solebox teamed up with Saucony for the first time in 2008, creating their own version of the 1981 classic the Jazz and the two brands have collaborated every year since, using a mix of [...] Read more