Took a couple of quick shots in between Autumn rain showers….stupidly passed on them when they launched, something I think a lot of people did. The understated nature of the colorway is something of a rarity in this day and age…especially when it comes to collaborations. Designers of the world need to take note of the fact that lessening the shock factor with dramatic colourways isn’t necessarily a bad thing…if anything, it just means that the design will maintain it’s appeal way beyond the initial hype train.
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It’s a bit of lie to call these new, as I bought them well over a year ago….it’s not often that I buy a shoe and then sit on them for this long, but I have to be careful with these, I reckon they are going to be dirt magnets, and I don’t want to mess em up. The suede is buttery and the attention to detail is properly on point.
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One of my biggest footwear regrets is letting go of my original Alvin Purples bought from Laced at the launch event. It’s cost me an arm and a leg, but I’ve put this regret to bed by doubling up on the re-releases….not quite the same as the re-releases are missing the R rating logo from the heal, but I can live with this small difference, just to be able to rock theses beauties again.
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I bought the Saucony Shadow 6000 Kit Kats on a bit of whim, but didn’t wear them for ages as they just didn’t sit right with me. One day I was going through some boxes and took a long hard look at them, trying to decide whether to sell them on or not…..it dawned on me that they would look a lot better if some of the brown accents were changed to black, so, with nothing to lose I grabbed a sharpie and went to work.
I feel a bit of a fake calling these a custom, having seen the quality and skill of people like Benji Blunt and Ghettrocentricity….hence the reason I call them more of a tweak.
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Yesterday was Crepe City in London, and was bigger than ever. I managed to shift a few pairs I don’t wear any more, so treated myself to a few pairs, one example of which was these Slam Jam Gel Lyte IIIs. MORE PICS AFTER THE JUMP