The pick of the pack so far for me. I have resigned myself to the fact that there are many things in life I will never have the chance to own, one such item is the original 35th Anniversary Superstar Vintage Footpatrols. The series dropped when I was still living in Manchester and without the means to be able to source a pair, this fact hurts every time I see someone wearing a pair. I have thought about spending a pretty penny on an eBay purchase, but would be too scared of getting stung with a fake pair…..there are many out there and by all accounts are pretty hard to spot.
This release, however was pretty easy to pick up (and still is looking at certain sites)….The superstar 80’s is my favourite shelltoe guise and burnt orange is such a good colour, with these facts in mind, it was a pretty easy decision to take the plunge and pull the trigger (with a little help from a good friend). Did someone say ‘doubleup’?
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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
There aren’t really that many skaters that get me really excited nowadays….one thing that does make a skater stand out to me, is if they are balls out….Brandon Westgate is one such skater. I posted his Stay Gold B-sides video a while ago….the guys certainly doesn’t hold back, and by all accounts he’s a really genuine and down to earth dude. When I was contacted by the good folks over at Emerica with the offer of a complimentary pair of his new signature shoe, I was pleased, but a bit hesitant, as it would take a special shoe to prize me away from my beloved Half Cabs as my riding footwear of choice. With this fact in mind, I was really pleased when these landed on my doorstep….it’s really nice to see a brand other than Nike being adventurous with new technology and not just spewing out shoe after shoe with a vulcanized sole.
Every now and then a shoe shows up unannounced that raises almost universal praises…the Nike Air Trainerendor is such a shoe….it’s a classic shape that reminds me of a mix between a Roshe, Air Sock, and Current….shape is on point and is perfect for up coming colder seasons. It sold out everywhere pretty much straight away, but based on the uptake for this initial colourway, expect more in the very near future.
It’s only when you see a flyknit up close that you realise just how amazing it is. The multicolor nature of this (and the racer version) really let you see how intricate the Flyknit technology really is. Whilst these aren’t as bright as their racer counterpart, the lunar sole unit better suits wider feet and therefore was the option I plumped for.
Mita took inspiration from the legendary Adidas Equipment Support for the colourway on this, what I believe to be one of the finest (and massively slept on) Consortium collaborations. The insole features a 90’s Tokyo DJ’s inspired vinyl print….hence the setting for these images.
I personally think they are head and shoulders above the last EQT inspired Consortium release, and when Packer were having a half price sale, I had to double up.
An (originally) English shoe manufacturer (Reebok) collaborating with a Scottish Store (Hanon)….makes one proud to be British don’t it me old mucka?
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