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adidas Originals x Topshop

With the ‘90s fashion revival well and truly taking hold, it seemed the ideal moment for adidas Originals to team up with the womenswear mecca that is Topshop.

Sportswear has resurfaced as a key element in our Spring wardrobe and this feminine collaboration has a simple, luxe aesthetic that encompasses adidas’ classic styling with Topshop’s rebellious flair.

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The collection is inspired by the London landscape, which is reflected in the bespoke prints that adorn the 3 classic adidas footwear silhouettes, the Superstar ‘80s, Tech Super and Mattitude High Top.

The 3 adidas Originals x Topshop styles are currently available in store at Offspring Selfridges and Offspring Topshop London.

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Nike Crescent City Collection

Another innovative pack from sporting heavyweights Nike, showcasing a collection that takes inspiration from Louisiana, also known as Crescent City. Year after year, the US basketball league’s best come together to compete for bragging rights in a showcase of premier talent and this year’s festivities are held in the heart of New Orleans.

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As the NOLA Gumbo League Collection pays homage to what happens on the hardwood, the Nike Sportswear Crescent City Collection showcases the characteristics that make New Orleans different from anywhere else: the food, culture and distinctive wildlife. These three qualities take centre stage on Nike’s Flystepper 2K3, Air Up ’14, and Air Force 1 Low Comfort, designs as unique as the city that inspired them.

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In New Orleans, alligators are king of the land and remembrance of another king’s first pair of Nike’s, the Flystepper 2K3 combines an elevated silhouette and adds the signature perforated quarter panels of the Zoom 2K3. Featuring black faux-alligator strap enclosures, the real tribute to the tough skin of Alligator Mississippi  takes form in a raised synthetic mesh covering the toe.

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 As the best of the best come together in the Big Easy, the Nike Air Force 1 Low Comfort pays tribute in kind. Like Louisiana’s favourite dish, gumbo, the latest Air Force 1 is a collage of the most memorable Nike Sportswear upper materials,such as foamposite and cork and prints including elephant, alligator, pony hair, and safari.

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Crawfish are a NOLA staple and any New Orleanian will tell you they are best when boiled. A crave-worthy take on the Nike Air Up mimics fresh-out-of-the-pot crawfish. The Air Up 2014 gets the job done with no seasoning required, featuring a crustacean-red upper complete with water droplets and a steamy graphic.

Get your hands on the Quickstrike styles from this limited and unique pack online here and in selected Offspring stores. Check your local Offspring store for availability.

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Reebok InstaPump Fury x BAU

In celebration of Reebok’s 20th anniversary of the iconic InstaPump Fury comes an exciting new collaboration with Frank the Butcher, using one of the sneaker world’s most renowned design experts to rework one of Reebok’s most innovative silhouettes.

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Frank’s development from sneaker fan to a respected designer reflects in his designs, showing genuine passion and individualist design that make up his signature aesthetic. Also known as the ‘Father/Daughter’ pack these limited edition InstaPump Fury’s were inspired by the creative talent of Frank’s daughter, resulting in two colourways that could be worn by both men and women.

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The collaboration falls under Frank The Butcher’s Business As Usual (BAU) collection and have the signature slogan “All Is Fair” embroidered over the toe box. They feature a woven jacquard splatter design across the upper in either nude or candy pink, colour block leather accents at the toe and heel, a white Hexalite sole unit and of course the iconic Pump mechanism.

The 2 colours of the limited InstaPump Fury x BAU are only available in store in Offspring Selfridges London.

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Sneakers : The complete limited editions guide

Since the release of The Complete Collectors Guide in 2005 there has been a revolution in the sneaker industry, with trainers moving back to the forefront of popular culture and becoming the hot topic once again.

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With so much hype over launch products, re-releases and retro styles, this much anticipated sequel book gives a refined breakdown of the best limited releases across some of our best loved sports brands. Sneakers: The Complete Limited Editions Guide not only celebrates a collection of inspiring trainers but also some of the great sneaker boutiques that have emerged in recent years, of course one of those being Offspring.

Two of our very own collaborations feature in this trainer bible, showcasing our Converse Clean Crafted pack that took the timeless basketball silhouette and reworked using premium full grain leather uppers and finished with an embossed Offspring man on the inside tongue. The second collaboration was with running royalty New Balance, as after becoming one of the first accounts to sell their Made in the UK product it only seemed fitting to release something together. The pack featured the 576, 577 and 860 models in a mix of premium leather, nubuck and mesh and each trainer had the 4 original Offspring store numbers embroidered into the heel.

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With the second wave of sneaker collecting, boutiques have collaborated with the sportswear giants to create unique and limited trainers. Using artists, designers, musicians and cultural icons to influence the build and make up of a trainer shows how recognised sports footwear has become amongst a fashion conscious and individualist culture.

An essential purchase for the sneakerhead and avid collector, this exciting new book release is now available online here.

Adidas Retro vs. Marble part 2

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From the second part of our exclusive collaboration with adidas, the Retro vs. Marble pack, we can exclusively reveal the next focus model, the ZX5000.

The first exclusive colourway is a retro classic in light aqua, infra red and sun yellow, a nod to the colours we saw back in the day.

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The second features panels of our unique marble effect amongst a dark indigo blue and pop pink colour palette. Both styles have a classic ZX5000 make up of suede and engineered mesh with 3M reflective details and a neoprene sock.

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First released in 1989, the adidas ZX 5000 represented running shoe perfection. It was sold as a simpler model that focused on superior cushioning for middle to long distance runners. The incorporated TORSION bar allowed the foot flexibility and provided support and stability.

Throughout the ZX Series’ history, few shoes pushed forward to the future like the ZX 5000. Following the groundwork laid by models before it, this iconic shoe blends crucial elements of the ZX Series into a brand new design, culminating into a true symbol of performance footwear. A lightweight runner with a focus on comfort the adidas Torsion system allows free independent movement of the forefoot and heel.

Available in all Offspring stores and online here from Friday the 28th of February

Adidas S-M-L

From adidas’ premium Originals Blue label come the S-M-L (small-medium-large), a unique concept shoe, designed to address the needs of style-oriented frequent travellers. Originally seen briefly within adidas‘ Y-3 and SLVR collections, this technically brilliant shoe offers blissful comfort.

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The primary goal with the S-M-L was to engineer a no fuss shoe that delivered a level of cushioning and support during light activity, flexibility, stretch and something ultimately light in weight. Coming in just 3 sizes, the shoe is designed to stretch across a size range, Small (3.5-5.5 UK), Medium (6-7.5 UK) and Large (8-9.5 UK), offering a snug and almost barefoot like experience.

Combining a 80´s running inspired upper with the modern S-M-L tooling , S-M-L original´s creates a unique new look that offers ultimate style and comfort. The “cage-like” outer layer features a stretchy synthetic leather and mesh upper in vibrant neon colours to provides support to the foot and the under layer is crafted from 4-way stretch mesh for a sock like fit allowing the shoe to stretch accordingly. To finish the outsole is engineered using EVA in two seperate high contact areas for traction and durability, allowing the shoe to expand and contract according to the wearer.

 

 

Converse Chuck’ 70

The iconic basketball style that transcends age and time, this version of the famous All Star Hi has been re-crafted to the specifications of Chuck Taylor All Star from the ‘70s.

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The 1970s Chuck Taylor All Star collection features slight differences that, at first, may only be recognizable to collectors and astute fans but this vintage style pair has 10 differences to the classic we know and love.

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1 – Nickel, brushed metal hardware
2 – Smaller toe box
3 – Player tongue label on the inside
4 – Cushioned sock liner567

5 – Woven canvas heel for reinforcement
6 – Premium cotton laces
7 – Heavy grade canvas uppers

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8 – Sidewall stitching detail
9 – Higher foxing around midsole
10 – Off white midsole

Available now at all Offspring stores and online here.

Adidas Retro vs. Marble

Offspring have once again teamed up with adidas to produce a pack of six exclusive colourways on three new and iconic models.

Working under the design theme of retro vs. marble, we can exclusively reveal the first pack that focuses on the ZX 710 to coincide with the re-release of the much anticipated OG colourway.

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The retro classic colourway draws inspiration from the classic adidas Race Walk whereas the marble option mixes grey suede, neon pops and marble patent to give this model a more contemporary feel.

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First pack launches Saturday 8th February in all Offspring stores and online at www.offspring.co.uk.

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Year of the Horse

To celebrate the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Horse, a couple of our favourite sportswear giants have some new limited releases in honour of the Chinese New Year.

First up is Nike’s women’s pack, featuring some staple trainer styles that you ladies love. The newly popular Dunk Sky Hi with its hidden wedge and two classics, the Air Max 1 and Air Force 1 High.

Symbolic design notes reflect the Chinese calendar, showcasing an aged grey leather base with metallic gold accents and a red equine emblem embroidered on the tongue and heel. In Chinese tradition gold represents elegance, luxury and good fortune and the red is there to give good luck, so make sure you snap up a pair of these lucky limited editions.

The Nike ‘Year of the Horse’ pack will be available in selected Offspring stores and online at www.offspring.com. The Air Force 1 High will be released on Saturday 8th February, the Air Max 1 on the 15th February and the Dunk Sky High on the 1st March.

Vans celebration of the Chinese Year of the Horse comes in the form of a four piece capsule collection using a Vans classic style the Sk8-Hi. Vans worked with over 15 different Chinese creative personalities who worked around the ideas of following one path with unrestrained expression and freedom, character traits of the Horse according to the Chinese zodiac.

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The Sk8-Hi pack takes on a lavish faux horse hair upper with suede overlays, in four dashing colours of chilli pepper red, cherry blossom pink, navy and a limited edition black. The trainer is peppered with some noteworthy details such as a tapered tan leather heel counter that extends to the top line, matching tan waxed laces and a special Year of the Horse label sewed onto the tongue and stamped on the insert. The handsome upper rests atop a clean and familiar white rubber outsole with a subtle touch of detail at the tip of the waffle some in the form of a horse shoe.

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The Vans ‘Year of the Horse’ pack are available in selected Offspring stores and online at www.offspring.co.uk.

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Air Jordan III ‘Powder Blue’

One of the most popular Jordan models, the Air Jordan III is back with a fresh colourway for 2014. The ‘Powder Blue’ features a soft blue nubuck leather upper, accented with black and the iconic elephant print along the heel and toe cap. A classic silhouette that keeps coming back with an exciting mix of fresh and OG colourways, it’s understandable that it has become a Jordan lovers favourite.

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Released on Saturday 18th January, the Air Jordan III ‘Powder Blue’ is available at all London Offspring stores and Offspring Selfridges in Birmingham and Manchester.

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