Adidas introduces their next in power, the Kamanda

AS 2017 drew to a close, Adidas’ new silhouette, the Kamanda, began popping up across social media platforms. On-foot photos depicted what may be a slightly more ‘football’ orientated addition to the Prophere, taking Adidas’ renowned gum sole and quite literally spreading it across the sneaker’s upper. In essence, 2018 has been embraced and welcomed with open arms whist a step is taken away from boost, towards wearability alone.  Continue reading “Adidas introduces their next in power, the Kamanda”

Nike’s Off White collaboration of 2018, is not so… off the radar

IN 2017, the sneaker-world saw Virgil Abloh’s brand, Off White, collaborate on ten separate Nike silhouettes to form, ironically, “The 10”. Said collection consisted of a Blazer, Air Max 90, Air Max 97, Air Jordan 1, Air Presto, Converse Allstar, Hyperdunk, Zoomfly, Vapor Max and lastly the classic Air Force 1. Each pair fell victim to a complete silhouette re-vamp, with an array of printed text, open hems, loose panels and added material; Abloh redefined what it meant to work with Nike. 

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Crepe City 03/17 Recap, giving the Grails some Air-time…

YET another Crepe City event has been and gone, however, what made this event differ to those in the past? Well, Nike’s Air Max retro session over the last month or so gave a very different image to proceedings.

This weekend we bare witness to the 30th year anniversary of Air Max, a brainchild that revolutionised the sneaker world once a certain Tinker Hatfield decided to make the unit visible, incorporated within his sleek Air Max 87 runner. Mr Hatfield’s influence stemmed from architecture, after all, it was on this basis that he graduated, followed by Nike employment in 1981. Visible Air was a result of Paris’ Centre Pompidou, where all the ‘guts’ are on show. As a concept, seeing beneath a sneaker’s shell was far from normality; but it happened. 1987, two years after Tinker’s switch to sneaker design we saw this trademark silhouette debut.

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First post, Yeezy 350 Boost Pickup.

 TO kick off my time here, thought I would share my latest Sneaker pickup. As worldly known, Kanye West is currently signed to Adidas and has released his most recent Sneaker, the 350 boost as shown above- which followed the 750 boost, a high top, suede and zip featuring pair including the boost technology sole like this pair.
Now, at first I was not a fan of this Sneaker, I felt that it was far too basic (working off of the Nike Yeezy 2 ‘Solar’ for example), and in fact borderline lazy. These hastily gathered perceptions were quickly dispersed however when the pair arrived, as the promotional photos had simply not done justice to what Kanye West had designed here. Continue reading “First post, Yeezy 350 Boost Pickup.”