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
Really nice Vice documentary about the skate scene in England. Good to see the old Harrow park (where I skated back at the start of the 90’s). I have some great memories of hanging around the New Deal store, skating the park and venturing into London to hit spots like Southbank….I remember trying to skate the fountain outside Buckingham Palace and getting kicked off by the police with the classic quote: ‘you can’t skate there, the fucking queen lives here’. Also glad to hear Gary and Ray from the New Deal store getting a mention….Gutted there was no mention of Manchester (or ANY northern towns)….come on Vice….do another but cover some of the north history.
Adidas really are on a roll at the moment…delving into their back catalogue of 90’s technical runners is turning out to be a good move by the house of ///. This, Tent Green colourway of the classic silhouette is an absolute banger in my eyes, and one that everyone should try and hunt down if they can. Adidas designers, at least for me, seem to have a really good eye for colour choice as well as effective blocking that doesn’t interfere with the lines of the model it’s applied to (something that hasn’t been so prevalent with other marques certain releases of late).
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It took me a while, but I eventually managed to pick up a pair of the excellent BAIT Gel Saga Phantom Lagoons. I’ve probably said it before, but anything aqua or purple always grabs my attention but if they are both included on a classic silhouette, I’m sold. Whilst this release was limited, it was produced in enough numbers to ensure that there are plenty about on the reseller market and the prices aren’t that high….if you get the chance I would recommend picking a pair up….I certainly would consider a double up if the chance comes my way.
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A couple of years ago, I thought there were a few shoes from the Adi archive that I would never end up owning again….the Integral S, the Tech Super and this, the EQT Support in the original colourway. This, it seems, is a problem myself and a number of other runner heads won’t have to deal with moving forwards, as Adidas, are delving deeper and deeper into their runner back catalogue and treating us to some amazing older silhouettes and colourways……KEEP IT COMING /// I SAY!!!!
If you want to pick up a pair for yourself, why not head over to the nice folks at CONSORTIUM …. you won’t deal with a more friendly, professional and helpful bunch of guys.
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