Jordan 5 ‘Oreo’

With the Jordan 5 model celebrating its 23rd anniversary this year, it seemed the perfect time to drop a new colourway.

This latest release features the well known black and white ‘Oreo’ colourway. Draped in black nubuck with an anthracite tongue and matching laces. The midsole is a mix of black and white with a flash of classic speckle print, an icy blue outsole and the iconic ‘23’ embroidery on the outside heel.

This limited release will drop in all Offspring stores on Friday 29th November, also known as Black Friday, when Christmas shopping gets into full swing and online at from the 2nd December, so make sure you snatch up a pair before the Christmas shoppers descend.

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Y-3; The History of

“..with adidas we created something that did not exist before and completely projected the future. My desire was and is to make sportswear elegant and chic. adidas is very personal inspiration to me…it enriches my creative life”

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It has been 13 years since sports giant adidas started its largest alliance with avant-garde fashion designer Yoji Yamamoto. Their aim was to create the perfect combination of sports and fashion, pushing the boundaries with innovative designs and expert craftsmanship. The logo Y-3 symbolizes this collaboration, with the ‘Y’ standing for Yoji Yamamoto, the ‘3’ represent adidas’ infamous 3 stripes and the ‘-‘symbolizing the bond between the two.

Fashion and sportswear have often found themselves using the same thought process, how to dress the body for its daily endurances. With Yamamoto’s designs exploring structure, silhouettes and perceptions of body’s moving inside of clothes, Y-3 introduced adidas to a more elite segment of the fashion market.

First linking up in July 2002, the collection shows in Paris during Fashion Week, showcasing the fusion of Japanese prints and paintings with bold sportswear and not forgetting the iconic 3 stripes within the designs. Stating his vision behind the collaboration, Yamamoto says, “People started calling me The Master, but I doubted that ordinary people were wearing my clothes”.

The trainers in particular remain as popular as ever with the new wave of ‘sneaker heads’ and other sports/designer collaborations allowing the everyday man or woman to own a little piece of designer footwear, keeping it limited and luxurious. Yamamoto wanted to go back to “the street”, saying he was “inspired by people walking and wearing trainers”.

Some of the iconic trainers include the Honja Low, Tokio Trainer and Kazuhiri Mid. Using adidas classic silhouettes and taking them one step further with luxe detailing and simplified design. Using rich, soft leathers, sleek lacing and occasional flashes of contemporary print, the Y-3 trainers result in a futuristic vision but keep the essence of the classic heritage sportswear giant, adidas.

Y-3 trainers are available at all OFFSPRING stores and online at

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OFFSPRING Bromley Artist Series; Nikill


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OFFSPRING artist series continues this month with a visit from Nikill. He popped into OFFSPRING Bromley to customise the back wall of the store. Using the classic OFFSPRING logo with a mixture and take of his own makings he created a mural representative of OFFSPRING.

Pop in and see it for yourself in OFFSPRING Bromley.

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Check out Nikill’s Tumblr here

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New Balance Blue Tab Collection

The latest release from New Balance is a lifestyle capsule collection of lightweight performance shoes that have been inspired by New Balance’s rich heritage in running. These innovative styles, the M890v, MR1400 and MRC1600 were all designed for runners and gain enhanced performance from a REVlite midsole foam. The burgundy and navy blue pack are colours that are synonymous with New Balance archives, giving a fresh twist to a performance shoe and all three styles include the unique New Balance Blue Tab sign off and additional pair of colour pop blue laces.

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The M890v is from the 890 series that debuted the REVlite cushioning and proved that New Balance is a driving force behind the development and innovation of running footwear. This third generation model is built to meet the demands of world class runners and features an ABZORB crash pad for a lightweight, comfortable run.

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The MR1400 is a race day, road flat and was designed to achieve an ultra slim racer that features a REVlite midsole and welded seam to reduce weight and create a lightweight speed running shoe.

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The MRC1600 is one of the lightest marathon trainers and its REVlite RC midsole features a higher density foam for superior responsiveness while its high traction, featherweight Dynaride outsole delivers superior performance.

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This collection bridges the gap between lifestyle and performance, bringing the aesthetics of a fashion pack against the technology of performance running trainers for the ultimate in style and innovation.

The New Balance Blue Tab Collection will be available at OFFSPRING Selfridges London from the Friday the 11th of October.

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Nike Air Max 1

The trainer that has had a huge impact in the last few years and become an absolute must for every sneaker head. The Nike Air Max 1 was lying dormant for many years as people favoured the simpler, subtle designs, but with the sudden demand for retro and statement trainers, the Air Max 1 slotted in perfectly.

First released in 1987, when many of its current wearers were born, the Air Max 1 updated a classic running silhouette, with the Nike Air cushioning unit on full display with its unique transparent window which proved to be a huge hit with trainer fans everywhere.

Since 1987 the Air Max 1 has been produced in a variety of colourways and fabric combinations and the ‘90s saw slight design changes in design to form the Air Max 1 we see today. With collaborative designs from Liberty of London, APC, Kid Robot and illustrator Ben Drury to name a few, the Air Max 1 has become an iconic design that can be easily transformed with multiple panels, unique textures and an endless combination of colours.

In the last two years the demand for this retro classic has seen Nike producing a wide variety of packs, Quickstrikes and collaborations utilizing the latest in their ever evolving technology.The latest offering from Nike is from their Quickstrike ‘Tape’ Pack, giving the seamless tape treatment to the most popular white, grey and red OG colourway. This futuristic version of its original colourway features engineered mesh, suede and Hyperfuse tape uppers.

With the OG release and new colours dropping monthly, the Air Max 1 keeps us interested and we at Offspring are looking forward to watching this iconic model evolve.

The Nike Air Max 1 ‘Tape’ white, grey and red model is available now in all Offspring stores and online at

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Converse X Maison Martin Margiela

The fusion of high fashion with our favourite sneaker brands always manages to deliver and the latest collaboration sees Converse join forces with avant garde French fashion house, Maison Martin Margiela. As part of Converse First String this limited edition collection celebrates craftsmanship, authenticity and collaboration at the highest level.

The first time collaboration features the Chuck Taylor All Star and Jack Purcell silhouettes, which are each completely hand painted in Maison Martin Marigiela’s iconic white paint. Coating the entire upper, eyelets, laces and soles, the paint will naturally crack with wear to reveal the original colours beneath.

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Founded in 1988, Maison Martin Margiela is a fashion house that often sits outside the conventional fashion framework. An architect of fashion, the collections are well known for reinventing silhouettes, modifying shapes and changing the original use and movement of garments.

Their identity aligns perfectly with Converse’s philosophy of being a platform for creativity. “The Maison has always been obsessed with white; it is used as a layer to give an incognito feeling. A sort of poetry, with the passage of time, the shoe asserts itself” says Maison Martin Margiela.

These unique styles will be available in 4 colour ways from Converse’s archives; red, black, navy and Margiela exclusive vintage yellow and are all lined in premium off-white leather.

This pack will only be available in store at Selfridges London, from 20th September 2013.

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Exclusive; The Converse Jack Purcell X Hudson’s Bay Company

The latest collaboration from Converse Jack Purcell meets the worldly heritage of Canada’s Hudson’s Bay Company. They have taken the iconic multi-stripe blanket with the equally iconic Jack Purcell trainer, executed in the Hudson’s Bay primary signature colours.  For the first time ever, the classic woollen blanket is used in these unique styles for Autumn 2013.


Taking the unisex Jack Purcell and women’s Helen models, each style embodies the Hudson’s Bay wool point blanket stripes, featuring threaded stitching, antique brass eyelets, Jack Purcell and Hudson’s Bay logos and an official “Seal of Quality” maintaining the authenticity of Hudson’s Bay Company.

Founded in 1670 Hudson’s Bay Company is one of North America’s oldest lifestyle brands and for more than two centuries the point blanket has been a familiar staple in homes across Canada and around the World. Mirroring the iconic design, the wool used on the trainers is dyed before it is spun and is air and sun dried to brighten the colours.

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The Converse Jack Purcell X Hudson’s Bay Company collection will be available from Offspring Selfridge’s London.

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Adidas Marathon Pack


The City Marathon PT lay hidden for almost a third of a century in the attic of a former Technical Director of adidas, until last year when the prototype was uncovered while the 90-year-old was moving house. The classic shoe design utilises adidas’ patented Dellinger Web technology, which disperses impact shock to cushion your stride when your foot hits the ground and, in turn, performs like a trampoline to add spring to every step you take.


For FW13 Adidas have re-produced this vintage silhouette with a trio of classic colourways: Berlin, Chicago and New York.

BERLIN – The abundance of blues throughout the Berlin colourway of the City Marathon PT evokes the vivid blue skies that can now be seen where the Berlin Wall once stood.


CHICACO – The Chicago colourway of the City Marathon PT, with its chrome tones and shiny silver stripes, echoes the glistening skyscrapers that stand proudly across America’s third city.


NEW YORK – The sharp grey overlays and light grey stripes used in the New York colourway of the City Marathon PT reflect the industrial hue of the iconic Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, which links Staten Island to Brooklyn.


The shoes also give a subtle nod to marathon racing by incorporating the distance it takes to complete a marathon course, 42.195km, as part of the branding.

Coming Soon to Offspring online and in store this September.


adidas Originals X Jeremy Scott X A$AP Rocky

ANNOUNCING the adidas Originals x Jeremy Scott x A$AP Rocky JS WINGS 2.0 BLACK FLAG.

Music and fashion has always gone hand in hand, inspiring each other to push boundaries and explore new territories. Often it’s a relationship based on mutual friendship and respect, as in the case with long-term adidas collaborator Jeremy Scott and hip hop artist A$AP Rocky.

The Harlem resident, who released his Billboard topping début album ‘Long. Live. A$AP’ in January of this year, inspired Scott to re-make his classic JS FLAG Wings 2.0 trainer, A$AP’s personal favourite from the Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals line.

Jeremy Scott and Rocky’s friendship goes way back: long before Rocky name-checked Scott and his adidas collaboration in his ‘Out Of This World’ track, the rapper wore JEREMY SCOTT adidas trainers in the video for ‘Purple Swag’. Scott looked towards Rocky´s lifestyle,  attitude, interests and personal style when re-imagining his classic winged trainer. Scott took inspiration from Rocky´s artwork for the ‘Long. Live. A$AP’ album, which features a black and white version of the American flag.

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Scott chose an all-black colour way for his version, rendering the stars and stripes in embroidery, creating his own take on the American flag as an ode to A$AP Rocky.

Each season the American designer, known for his spectacular and extravagant fashion, presents a limited edition trainer inspired by one of his creative friends from all over the world. It’s a guest appearance built on a personal friendship between the two and their love of adidas’ street style, an aesthetic that goes hand in hand with Scott’s unique vision.


OFFSPRING Artist Series; John Greene

We kicked off the Offspring Artist Series with artist John Greene for August. The event, sponsored by Atticus larger, saw John customise the back wall at our Bromley store with his unique style. His piece, referencing Mexican mural painting and the act of bringing elements of contemporary art together to form a rich and diverse language.  Or in his own words;

‘This work came together from a wish to celebrate the tradition of mural painting – more specifically Mexican mural painting of the early twentieth century.  The work of artist’s like Diego Rivera, Jose Orozco and Alfaro Siqueiros: the key elements of this style were the marriage of fantasy, iconography and social narrative.  Along with a rich and diverse visual language that would appeal to all Mexicans, the murals were considered the works of the people and for the people and adorned many public buildings; public painting in its truest sense.’



In September we’ll be bringing a bit of home grown talent to Bromley, with one of our very own taking on the wall to create something unique.