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Coming Soon | Nike “Burnt Metal” Pack

Launching this month is another exciting pack from Nike, using some iconic silhouettes and using “Burnt Metal” metallic as its influence.

The metallic trend always transcends seasons and Nike have used it as their main source of inspiration for this new “Burnt Metal” pack.

Featuring some the Air Max 95, Air Max 1 and Air Huarache, the collection adds a subtle lustre to an exclusive blue colourway. The metallic hi-sheen fabric adds a sporty shimmer for a premium finish and bring some luxe styling to these much loved styles.






The Nike “Burnt Metal” pack in blue will launch online & in-store on the 23rd October, with 2 more colourways due to drop in the months after.

Follow @offspringhq for more updates.



Nike L.A Glow Pack | “A Tale of Two Cities”

Launching tomorrow is the highly anticipated Nike L.A Glow pack, the first instalment from the “Tale of Two Cities” collection.


Featuring iconic styles, the Air Max 1, Air Huarache, Air Force 1 Hi, Air Force 1 ’07 PRM and Pegasus 83, the pack features a metallic, brushed silver and peach glow colourway.


Inspired by the city of angels, the pack reflects that classic L.A, beachy vibe and is an ideal drop for summer weather.

The Nike L.A Glow pack will launch online tomorrow.


Air Max Zero: Timeline of Air Max History

The One before the 1, the Nike Air Max Zero has been revealed just in time for Air Max Day on the 26th March 2015.

The story behind this much coveted Air Max Zero came about when Nike Design Director Graeme McMillan came upon an old sketch by legendary designer Tinker Hatfield that pre-dated Hatfield’s iconic Air Max 1 model. According to Hatfield, the sketch was literally ahead of its time: “Not just in regards to its appearance, but also in terms of the construction it required,”.

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The key detail of this unrealized trainer is the visible Air Unit that sits on the heel, for the upper Tinker used the Sock Racer technology and added support with an external strap that wraps around the heel. That design function would later come to power in the Air Huarache in 1991. However at the time, the Nike thought the sketch to be too advanced, so Tinker was forced to reinterpret the inside-out concept that was inspired by the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France, and the result was the Air Max 1.

The Air Max Timeline

Air Max 1

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The first of its kind, the Air Max 1 was originally released in this OG colourway in 1987 and some speculate that it should be called the Air Max 87 to mark the year of birth. It was the first trainer to display the Air Cushioning through a small window in the sole and marked the beginning of an iconic technology that we still love to this day.

Air Max 90

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The evolution on the Air Max 1 saw the arrival of the larger than life Air Max 90, initially reffered to as the Air Max III until 2000. Originally released in the “Infrared” colourway, a colourway that is still favoured by many, the 90 had an exaggerated mid sole and thermoplastic strap technology.

Air Max 93

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The most noticable feature of the Air Max 93 was the 270 degree exposed Air Sole unit, revealing more than it ever had. The sole unit contained more air and therefore greater protection and comfort. It was also the first model to have a coloured sole Air Sole unit and the upper featured a sock like fit, similar to the Air Huarache, released in 1991.

Air Max 95

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Nike designer Sergio Lozano drew inspiration from the human body for the Air Max 95, with the midsole representing the spine, the panels being the muscle fibres, the loopholes the ribs and the mesh is the skin. The Air Max 95 featured minimal branding with just a small Swoosh to the side heel and added more visible Air Sole units to the toe and heel.

Air Max 97

air max 97

A model that looked like it was designed by NASA, the Air Max 97 was in fact inspired by the high speed Japanese Bullet Train. The sleek design and metallic silver colourway combined with the 3M reflective panels on the upper provided a space like appearance and the shoe feattured a fully visible Air Sole unit.

Air Max 180

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An undderated classic, the Air Max 180 contained 50% more air than previous models and the Air Sole unit was now visible through a protected outsole underneath the trainer.

Air Max 2003

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A stripped down and minimalist style, the Air Max 2003 featured a perforated, slick upper for breath-ability and a fully visible Air Sole unit.

Air Max 360

air max 360

Released in 2006, the Air Max 360 offered athletes the smoothest and most durable ride ever created, thanks to an Air component that is visible from every angle. The Air Max 360 shoe allows an even greater focus on providing the ultimate comfort and performance and has no foam, no midsole – just Air.

Air Max 2015

air max 2015

The Air Max 2015 maintains the full length Air Sole unit like its predecessors, adding Dynamic Flywire technology for a more supportive fit. The mesh upper provides a breathable and lightweight run and the internal sock like bootie makes for a perfect fit.

With more colourways and models coming out of the Air Max family, the heritage sneaker style keeps us guessing every month of every year.



Launching 02.12.14 | Nike x Liberty

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.



Nike Air Max 1 “Air Max Day”

March 26, 1987 saw the release of one of Nike’s most iconic trainers, the Air Max 1. This revolutionary shoe featured the first visible Air cushioning in the sole and changed how Nike developed running trainers. With suede and nylon mesh uppers and the iconic Swoosh at the side, the Air Max 1 held on to the classic Nike aesthetic but took a huge contemporary step with its visible technology.

27 years have passed and we have seen the Air Max incorporated in many Nike styles, mixing with a variety of colourways, materials and newer Nike technology, such as Hyperfuse and Lunar. In celebration of nearly 3 decades of Air soles, Nike are declaring March 26th “Air Max Day”, encouraging Nike fans to wear their favourite Air Max trainers and share with the world via social media.


To coincide with the marking of “Air Max Day”, Nike are launching a limited edition Air Max 1 that features the OG ‘University Red’ colourway with a bright Volt yellow sole, fusing the past and the present. The trainer is finally topped off with ‘3.26’ detail on the tongue to mark this Swoosh sanctioned holiday.


The Quickstrike Air Max 1 “Air Max Day” is currently sold out on our website but still available in Offspring stores, check your local store for availability.


Here are a handful of favourite Air Max’s from some of the team at Offspring HQ, so make sure that like us you wear your favourite Air Max’s and post them on Facebook, Twitter (@offspringshoes) or Instagram and use the hashtag #OFFSPRINGAMDay so we can all join in with the celebration of one of the best Nike trainers of all time.


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.


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.


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




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 www.offspring.co.uk.

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