For as long as there have been sneakers, there have been sneaker customisers.
Back in the day, adding a splash of paint, removing a logo or otherwise modifying your sneakers was one of the best, and most creative, ways to stand out on the street.
Nowadays though, with brands collaborating on every silhouette under the sun, it’s becoming more and more difficult to find new and unique ways to wear your creps. Every colourway has been done (there are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of Air Max 1 colourways) and it takes more than just a Sharpie and a Pritt-Stick to turn heads, especially amongst sneakerheads who have seen it all before.
Accordingly, this paved the way for sneaker customisers. Able to cut, sew, replace and refinish every aspect of a sneaker, these urban Bob Rosses are bringing back a world where originality can flourish, and your imagination can run wild – if you have the cash to pay for it.
Below are the top five sneakers that have undergone the custom treatment. Five sneakers, five customisers, five masterpieces.
Continue reading “The Best Five Custom Sneakers for October 2017”
Firstly, let me begin by wishing you all a very happy New Year! Although it’s not my first post of the year (there were a couple of others, rambling about shoes or some other inconsequential subject, I’m sure) it is the first time I’m going to write about something topical.
You see, first and foremost, this is a men’s fashion blog. It’s a subject close to my heart, it’s what I do for a day job, and it’s something that just about anyone (from the lowliest caveman wrapping a leaf around his nether-regions then realising a different colour leaf really brings out his eyes, to the most haute of all coutoured androgynous robot-men decked head-to-toe in Chanel) can appreciate. We’ve all bought clothes, we’ve all preferred one coat or sweater over another – perhaps without even realising, we’re all involved in fashion choices every day of our lives.
I’d like to take a minute, then, to talk about an invisible fashion accessory.
Continue reading ““Nobody can smell your face.””
Despite making its debut back in 2015, the adidas Ultra Boost remains one of the company’s most sought-after silhouettes. We’re now onto the third iteration of the sneaker, which boasts updated features like a new, more-streamlined Primeknit upper and frosty translucent cage alongside a slew of new colourways. It retains the DNA of the original, but adds flourishes and subtle touches to reinterpret what the … Continue reading The KITH Ultra Boost Mid ‘Aspen’ Arrives 31st December
The Jordan 1 ‘Bred’ is a sneaker that has a cult following unlike any other.
It achieved notoriety in the 1980s when it was said to have been ‘banned’ by the NBA (who fined Michael Jordan $5,000 each time he wore the sneaker, as it deviated from the Association-approved ‘uniformity of uniform rule’ which states that ‘a player must wear shoes that not only matched their uniforms, but matched the shoes worn by their teammates.” Nike allegedly footed the bill each time the fine was issued.) The story has become a thing of legend, and is still one of the most-enduring sneaker stories told today. Nike even released the ‘Jordan 1 ‘Banned” in 2011, which featured an embossed ‘X’ on the heel panel to pay homage to the story. Continue reading “Nike Air Jordan 1 ‘Bred’ Returns This September”
The adidas Ultra Boost is arguably the most popular sneaker in the world right now, thanks to a slew of celebrity endorsements and the Boost technology which has revolutionised the running shoe game. Continue reading “adidas Ultra Boost Medal Pack”
With the Olympics firmly underway in Rio, Nike pays homage to the ubiquitous medals by adding metallic options to Nike ID. Continue reading “Metallic Gold, Silver & Bronze Options on NikeID”
Boost? Check. Primeknit? Check. Triple-white colourway? Check.
It’s more of the same, but in a slightly new variant – the XR1 boasts a brand-new cage wrapping from the midsole to the top of the foot, which helps give the already technical runner a more, er, technical silhouette. Continue reading “Adidas NMD_XR1 Set For August 18 Release”
With more stores heading into their summer sale period (not that you’d know it’s summer looking out the window in bleak Northern-England) it felt right to put together a brief ‘top-picks’ from the footwear selection over at OKI-NI. Continue reading “Top Six from OKI-NI”
Brad Hall is arguably one of YouTube’s most polarising sneakerheads. Whether you love him or hate him, there’s no denying he’s got the awkward, geeky shtick down to a fine art, pairing the latest sneaker drops with wide-legged khakis and neat button-down shirts. Continue reading “Brad Hall Reviews the Yeezy 750 Boost”
Summer is finally upon us, and the good folks over at Foot Asylum have thrown a load of summer footwear into the sale – with Vans and Converse at up to 40% off. Continue reading “Summer Sneakers 40% Off”