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The Evolution of OFFSPRING

At the forefront of the UK sneaker market ever since its launch in 1996; OFFSPRING started out in Neal Street, Covent Garden with the aim to create a shoe destination that would serve as a ‘Sneaker Boutique’. Both the store and the products inside were selected to show the pinnacle of design and innovation.

The 4 original stores set out to give their customer, a revolutionary and unique shopping experience in the UK, offering a distinctive selection of some of the biggest names in sportswear alongside smaller and limited designer brands.

OFFSPRING, as expected, turned into a huge success as more stores followed the originals and made a breakthrough when they entered into Selfridges London, Birmingham, Manchester, Trafford Centre and Topshop in Oxford Circus London.

OFFSPRING Selfridges London

From here OFFSPRING is continuing to spread its wings with more stores opening across the UK in Kingston and Bromley, with ever increasingly interactive and unique store designs. OFFSPRING customers can also expect to see more collaboration projects and a growing list of new brands available both on site and in store.

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The latest edition to the OFFSPRING family is the new and improved OFFSPRING website which received an update to reflect the philosophy, design and innovation seen in some of the new stores.

The relaunch mirrored the original OFFSPRING approach, raising accessibility to the best trainers in the market via the web. The new site launch has seen OFFSPRING transform to a new sleek look and provides access to the latest releases, best brands and OFFSPRING only exclusives.

To keep our customers updated with all the latest releases, information and inside sneaker knowledge, we have a new blog to make sure we are keeping you all updated weekly. To top off these exciting changes, we have brilliant news for all you students, OFFSPRING has now officially joined forces with UNIDays to bring you the opportunity to get 10% off any OFFSPRING purchases made online. All you need to do is register here.

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Vans X Disney Collection

Vault by Vans is a timeless collection of classic Vans styles that have been inspired by street fashion, art, music and over 40 years heritage in skateboarding and surfing.

The Vault by Vans collection kicks off its ten year anniversary by reissuing character prints that were originally released with Disney in the 1980s. Vans have utilised some of the animation house’s most loved characters and set them perfectly with some classic Vans silhouettes, making both brands instantly recognisable.

At Offspring HQ we were lucky enough to get our hands on an original Vans x Disney pair from the late 1980s. Featuring ecru cream uppers with the iconic Mickey Mouse pulling a variety of faces and his name emblazoned around the sole.

Discontinued for decades the prints have, in true Disney form, magically re-emerged for Vans Classic launch. This style assortment features the Authentic LX and Sk8-Hi LX, the first vulcanized, waffled sole styles in their truest form.

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Featuring  Disney favourites, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Winnie the Pooh, these are a true collector classic for Vans and Disney fans alike.

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This limited collection is only available from Offspring Selfridges London and released on Saturday 3rd August.

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Nike x Liberty ‘Pixel Pack’

That’s right sneaker freaks, Nike has again teamed up with those famous fabrics at Liberty of London, reworked with this digitalized ‘Pixel Pack’.

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The classic Liberty floral prints have been transformed by artist Tim Head an aptly named the ‘Virtual Light’ print. The print features an unusual digital design made using the luminous fabric of pixels on screen or projection.

All styles feature the unique pixelated pattern in blue, deep red with flashes of tangerine and are overlaid with an opaque gum in panels.

Air Max 1

The 4 styles include an Offspring favourite, the Air Max 1 which first dropped in 1987 and started a footwear revolution with its groundbreaking visible AirSole unit, unparalleled cushioning and impact protection.

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Bruin

The Bruin Lite which pre dates the Air Max, is a basketball inspired trainer and a court classic.

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Free Run 5.0

Then stepping straight into the future with the Free Run 5.0, this weightless and bare foot feel is a flexible running shoe that is as good on the track as it is cruising the pavement.

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Dunk Sky Hi

Finally the Dunk Sky Hi is slowly becoming a ladies favourite with its old school basketball style combined with a hidden wedge for that extra glamour with all the sneaker head swag.

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These high definition sneakers are a perfect parallel of traditional and futuristic and mixed with two retro and two new styles this pack is sure to be a fantastic fusion of trainer genius.

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Nike Roshe Run – Tye Die

The Nike Roshe Run is rapidly becoming a staple basic in the Nike family and with
their array of fresh and exciting colour ways they are well on their way to becoming
a classic. It would seem the possibilities are endless in terms of colour combinations
and patterns that can be added to this minimalist silhouette. This experimentation
with colour is evident with the exciting release of the ‘Tie Dye’ model.

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Inspired by the practice of meditation and the concept of Zen, the NikeRoshe Run
epitomises simplicity. It has no embellishments, just basic shoe necessities brought
to life with every detail. Almost every part of the shoe reflects an aspect of a tranquil
Zen garden, a modified Waffle outsole made to look like stepping stones, an insole
that mirrors a raked rock garden and slightly different midsole side lengths which
echoes a juxtaposition of seriousness and playfulness.

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This limited colour way is dipped in all colours of the rainbow with pink, blue, orange and
yellow hues splashed over a canvas based upper. Crisp white laces, Swoosh and
EVA midsole add some contrast to this vibrant Roshe Run.

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The result of this multicoloured tie dye design is an eye catching yet simple style,
ideal for summer and those who love making a bit of a statement with their footwear.

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Nike Kobe 8 NSW Lifestyle Mamba

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Offspring loves a Nike collaboration and we are pleased to see the release of the new
Nike Kobe 8 NSW Lifestyle ‘Mamba’, the collaboration with world famous basketball
player Kobe Bryant.

The style is aptly named ‘Mamba’ for not only its scaly appearance
but the star’s on court nickname of ‘Black Mamba’.

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The style sees basketball meet lifestyle and is a sleek design that sits apart
from the usual basketball sneaker. Sporting a
“gorge” green and black colour
way with a unique matte woven style snakeskin pattern, the textured, almost fur-like
scales are broken up with a finely stitched black suede panels and tongue.

The serpentine upper sits on an off-white outsole, thick wax laces and is finished off
with Kobe Bryant’s iconic ‘Sheath’ logo inspired from that of a Samurai sword to
symbolize raw talent, his 5 times world champion titles will testify to that.

The launch date for this limited release is Saturday 15th June and will be available in
Offspring Camden, Neal Street and Selfridges London and Birmingham.

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Supra X Lil Wayne

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SUPRA STEVIE WILLIAMS S1W FOR LIL WAYNE

 

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SUPRA STEVIE WILLIAMS S1W FOR LIL WAYNE

Premiered at a Vegas trade show this summer, SUPRA launches a new Stevie Williams S1W with a colorway by Lil Wayne, blending hip hop and skate. A mid top constructed with red pig suede and red full-grain leather that features custom “PRESIDENT” and “CARTER” sock liners.

White accents highlighting eyelets, padded red mesh lining and tongue, sitting on top of a lightweight, cored-out sole that features a new SUPRAFOAM footbed with impact technology.

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SUPRA STEVIE WILLIAMS S1W FOR LIL WAYNE

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Vans Cali AW12 Preview

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VANS CALI AW12 COLLECTION
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VANS CALI AW12 COLLECTION
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VANS CALI AW12 COLLECTION

Vans followers out there will already be aware of their California Collection, an unpretentious premium offering that reworks Classic styles. Taking inspiration from California’s bohemian artistry blending with a carefree culture that’s grounded in vintage surf and skate, the designers display this heritage throughout the collection.

For Winter, materials focus on sophisticated weather resistance and details such as special linings and lace features. New styles come in the shape of the Mesa Moc CA a chukka boot inspired style with a moc toe and the Chukka Del Pato, a duck boot influenced design.

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