Introduced in 1969, the adidas Superstar was a low top version of the Pro Model and was the first low top basketball shoe to be made. Immediately identifiable by its rubber toe box, it became known to millions as ‘the shell toe’. A revival in the late 1980’s saw the Superstar getting snapped up by the hip hop scene and the shoe reached iconic status when famous rap group Run DMC made it part of their look. A main contender in the trainer hall of fame, it is a style that every sneakerhead needs to own.
The holiday seasons most anticipated release, the Air Jordan 11 ‘Gamma Blue’ are sure to be on every sneakerhead’s Christmas list. A new colourway for the Air Jordan 11 model, it features a black upper with gamma blue and yellow accents and a blue translucent sole. A hype favourite, the Air Jordan 11 is sure to fly just like the Jumpman himself.
Released on the 21st December, they will be available at all Offspring stores and online here.
The ultimate in comfort and style, the New Balance 576 is a British made classic, produced in its factory in Flimby, Cumbria. Designed as an athletic walking shoe, the 576 features premium leather and suede uppers and is frequently released in a new variety of colourways. The Made In England branding makes it somewhat unique in the trainer community and is seen as collectable.
A trainer that fell under the radar for many years and returned with full force, becoming a firm favourite and the ultimate Nike classic. First released in 1987, the Nike Air Max 1 has become a retro favourite and continues to evolve with new colourways, fabrics and Nike’s latest technology. With such a variety available and releases dropping frequently the Nike Air Max 1 is definitely here to stay this time.
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An iconic skate style that became a firm favourite among iconic skateboarders such as Stacy Peralta, Jay Adams and Tony Alva, of the infamous Dogtown skate crew. The Old Skool introduced the classic Vans side stripe that developed into a status symbol of tradition and skate stature. Built to last, the Old Skool is a reminder of a subculture that continues to influence sports styles and fashion.
The archetypal Puma model that has withstood the test of time, the Puma suede is a basic design with clean styling but contrasted in a wide variety of bright colours. Released in 1968, the Puma Suede has a revival in the 1980s with the arrival of hip hop and was worn with tube socks, tracksuits and puffa jackets. Now with the need for retro classics, the Puma Suede still embodies hip hop culture but remains versatile with new colourways and limited editions to make sure it isn’t forgotten.
The best selling sports shoe of all time and the ultimate classic, the Converse All Star Hi was first released in 1917 and adopted its Chuck Taylor name in 1923 after the world renowned basketball player. A style that transcends seasons and is worn by all ages, the Converse All Star Hi continues to evolve in a variety of colourways and fabrics and remains a true classic.
This style is available at all Offspring stores and online here.
Gourmet’s distinctive 35 Lite LX silhouette has reached new depths with its ‘Stingray’ colourways in grey and black. Featuring premium Italian imported suede, engineered mesh and reflective panelling, the trainers are detailed with a dotted stingray effect pattern.
Both colourways are available at all Offspring stores and online here.
A Quickstrike release, this Nike Air Trainer SC II is inspired by American football player Calvin Johnson Jr, whose un-guardable force has earned him the powerful nickname ‘Megatron’. Taking his title from the famous Hasbro toy, the Transformers Decepticon leader, Johnson’s superhuman skills push the limits of his position and his game.
Featuring a black nubuck upper with circuit board etchings, a black Swoosh, purple and red accents and the Decepticons logo emblazoned on the heel. Unfortunately these trainers do not transform into robots but they will definitely transform your trainer collection. These powerful kicks are available at all Offspring stores and online here.
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The infamous German sportswear giant adidas has a keen eye for exciting collaborations with avant-garde designers such as Rick Owens and Yoji Yamamoto, and now with British product designer Tom Dixon. Known for his interiors, furniture and lighting, it is a unique choice of collaborator who has never experimented with footwear and apparel.
Combining an architectural view of form the footwear has a bare essence of functionality with its detailing stripped back. Sports footwear and apparel is naturally highly functional and Tom Dixon’s explorer style keeps it durable but also with intention to transcend the seasons.
The blue, grey and black shoes combine rough suede and nylons and give a military/camping style with a heavy tred sole unit. With raw edges and simple lacing the styles are utilitarian and designed to fit in the perfect ‘capsule’ wardrobe.
This unexpected collaboration from adidas shows us how sportswear is not only using fashion to create new and exciting ideas but branching out to the world of product design and architecture to help evolve the nature of sportswear.
The adidas x Tom Dixon footwear is only available in Offspring Selfridges London, Poste and Poste Harvey Nichols London.