Posts from the “Trainers/Sneakers” Category

Sun, Sand & Air

Posted on May 2, 2013

Although we’ve had a cold start to our spring, Nike have imported the heat from Brazil to our feet with this vibrant pack of Air Max models, drawing inspiration from the energetic vibes and colours of Rio and its surrounding beaches.   Engineered Mesh is ripe throughout, making five of our favourite silhouettes that little bit lighter and additionally breathable, whilst the minimal stitching nature of the material means that the multiple panels usually found on the models have been replaced by a variation of perforations and colour tones, allowing the exotic colour blocking to look more natural.   Now there rarely comes a time that we like every piece of a collection but after spending [...] Read more

Strung Up On Ventilators “Business As Usual”

Posted on April 21, 2013

The Distinct Life is a creative agency owned and directed by Rick Williams, the co-owner of Detroit’s well known sneaker store, Burn Rubber, a store supplying nothing but the most premium products to the good people of Detroit.   Over the years Rick has been involved in a number of high profile collaborations, both through Burn Rubber and TDL and has worked with the likes of Ubiq, New balance and Reebok to name a few, all of which many agree have been seriously on-point. After his previous work with the Burn Rubber crew on the Reebok Classic Leather for its 30th anniversary, Rick was given free reign to do as he pleases with a pair of Reebok Ventilator’s. Rick’s rendition of the [...] 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

Nike Air Max Reinvent Project

Posted on March 30, 2013

In 1978 Nike debuted their Air technology with the introduction of the Tailwind, the first model to feature a sole comprised of gas filled plastic membranes , revolutionising cushioning and sole design up to this current day.   9 years later the Air Max 1 and its amazing visible air unit was released upon the world, gaining instant attention from running and footwear enthusiasts alike and the popularity spawned the on-going series of Air Max trainers that we have all grown to love.   On the 28th of March, we attended a preview of the Nike Air Max Reinvented exhibition at the Hoxton Arches where six artists showcased their take on their choice of Air Max, using their respective [...] 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