If anyone happened to find themselves walking down Bethnal Green Road in London last night they would have seen a pretty big queue developing next to a blacked out shop. The people looked like the familiar sneaker release crowd but it wasn’t the latest Jordan they are queuing through the night for, its the 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4.
To honour 20 years of PlayStation fever, Sony have released a special edition PlayStation 4 in the same grey as the original and are selling it for….wait for it….£19.94!
But there is a catch, there are only 94 in the stock room, hence the huge queue and the recipient has to be in possession of a piece of PlayStation memorabilia and a super secret password in order to receive this bargain.
This pop up store in East London is decked out like it has time travelled from 1994 and will have all the retro game favourites. It is open for 3 days only and will stock the full price Anniversary PlayStation from Thursday for £399 with all proceeds from the pop up going to the charity Games Aid.
To celebrate this exciting store opening we thought we would showcase some of our favourite 90’s trainers in case you decide to visit and want to get into the spirit of things.
The adidas Equipment Running models were released in 1991 as part of a performance range and boasted the adidas Torsion system which allows for movement and stability. The colourway of white, green and black is the OG colourway of this collection.
The iconic Nike Air Huarache also released in 1991 was the first to display the unique stretch grip neoprene sock fit upper. Inspired by the Native American sandal from where it takes its name, the Air Huarache doesn’t feature the Swoosh but has Nike written across the heel strap.
The PlayStation pop up shop is open for 3 days only from today and will close on Friday 12th December.
MF DOOM The self-styled ‘super villain of hip hop’ is back, collaborating with Clarks Originals on a Wallabee like no other. Remixed in NY Knicks’ colours, they feature a mask-themed lining, glow in the dark sole and royal blue suede.
The mask wearing hip hop character of DOOM is undeniably recognisable within the hip hop scene.
Having worked with artists as varied as Thom Yorke, Ghostface Killah, Madlib (as MADVILLAIN),
Danger Mouse (as DANGERDOOM) and most recently with producer and rapper Jneiro Jarel as JJ
DOOM, he’s a super villain loved by fans an collaborators alike.
The fictitious character DOOM has appeared on recordings since 1999 beginning with LP,
The metal masked figure has a huge cult following and since its inception and DOOM remains
committed to working on complete world harmony.
The Doom x Clarks Originals Wallabee boot will be launching online here and in Offspring Selfridges London and Offspring Shoreditch stores.
The wait is almost over and we can reveal that the Nike x Liberty AW14 collection is launching on Tuesday 2nd December.
The collection showcases a mix of Nike’s favourite styles and 3 new sneakerboot versions to blend the old with the contemporary. This is also reflected in the archive print used as Nike has updated the heritage Belmont Ivy print with an overlay of polka dots.
The hero of the hour is of course the iconic Air Max 1, a style that epitomises classic Nike and is a firm favourite in every Nike x Liberty collection in which it has featured.
The dark blue version of the print adorns the updated Air Max 1 Sneakerboot, taking the style higher with a padded ankle support.
First released in 1972, the Blazer had a huge revival 3 years ago and we still love this clean cut, vintage silhouette.
With running styles fully represented, it makes sense to add a bit of basketball with the iconic Air Force 1.
With wedge trainers still a favourite for women, Nike have updated the Air Force 1 with this Lunar Force 1 Sky Hi, slimming it down and adding a heeled Lunar sole.
Last year saw the return of the Internationalist and since then we can’t get enough of it, so it made sense for Nike to give us the option of the classic and the new Mid, sneakerboot update.
This collection will launch in-store and online here on Tuesday 2nd December.
It’s rare nowadays for a collaborative project to make so much sense that you’re left wondering why on earth it’s only happening now. Well the forthcoming partnership between fellow Massachusettsians (yes, we Googled that) SAUCONY ORIGINALS and PENFIELD has just that effect, with the SHADOW ORIGINAL 60/40 PACK.
With the two companies hailing from the North East of America and each sharing a long history of outdoorswear production, Saucony and Penfield are a perfect match both in geographical terms and ethos—hell, even their logos are both drawn from natural landmarks.
With their extensive garment archive thrown open, Penfield chose to graft their signature Teflon-coated 60/40 Nylon-Cotton fabric onto the Saucony Shadow Original to create a water-repellent, durable shoe that can endure the rigours of the street as well as the trail. With the 60/40 fabric already well-suited for use alongside hide, it has been overlaid with suede in three seasonally-appropriate colour combinations: tan/navy; navy/grey and olive/purple. Flecked midsoles, 2 sets of hiking laces and an added D-loop round out the shoe’s outdoor aesthetic, while Penfield get their rightful recognition on the woven tongue label.
Having shot the campaign, we can give you an extra few shots to show you just how solid the trio really is – although they’re that good, we’re not sure you need any further convincing…
The Saucony Originals x Penfield pack is launching on Saturday 29th November and will only be available in OFFSPRING Selfridges London.
The Air Jordan VI ‘Infrared’ is almost here and we at OFFSPRING HQ cannot wait. This highly anticipated Black Friday launch is set to be a big one as its been 4 years since its last release.
First released in 1991, the Jordan VI made the headlines when Michael Jordan himself won his first championship over the LA Lakers whilst wearing this exact pair.
This remastered retro version sports a premium black nubuck upper with a 3M reflective underlay beneath the perforated sides. It is finished off with infrared and grey accents and a classic Jordan ice blue sole.
The Jordan VI ‘Infrared’ is launching in-store and online here, on Friday 28th November.
Last night the Offspring Shoreditch store played host for another exclusive launch party in the heart of London’s trendy district.
The two heroes of the hour were the ZX420 and Torsion Response Lite that were designed in house, working with adidas to create two, totally unique colourways.
To celebrate the launch of the adidas x Offspring “Mono Luxe” pack we had DJ playing some old skool Hip-Hop, specially branded drinks and some amazing red and black doughnuts provided by Dum Dum doughnuts.
The adidas x Offspring “Mono Luxe” pack are in-store and online now.