22 years after its initial release, the Nike Air Jordan VIII ‘Aqua’ makes a return this week with a fully re-mastered construction, but keeping its OG color combo.
Worn originally during the 1993 All-Star Game the classic silhouette features a black Nubuck leather upper with Bright teal blue and Aqua highlights, adding a bright contrast to the back of the shoe and tongue.
Launching this month is another Nike archive classic, the infamous Air Mowabb OG. Originally released in 1991, it was known as a hybrid between a running and hiking shoe. Utilising the ACG (All Conditions Gear) technology, the Air Mowabb was a cross between an Air Huarache and the Wildwood.
Designed for outdoor training, the Mowabb features a dynamic sock fit system and a sturdy outsole.
This style utilises the OG “Militia Green” colourway and is a masterpiece of earth tones with flashes of the classic Nike Infrared colour and a speckled midsole.
The Nike Air Mowabb OG is due to launch on the 19th November online & in store.
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.
In 1972, legendary running coach Bill Bowerman set out to create a running shoe that was both lightweight and durable and thus the infamous NikeCortez was born.
Years later in 1994 came the release of the iconic film Forrest Gump which reminded popular culture of this heritage silhouette and the classic colourway of white, blue and red became known as the “Forrest Gump” Cortez.
The Nike Cortez features clean leather uppers, a varsity red Swoosh and brand accents and the vintage style padded nylon tongue. The outsole boasts the original angle-cut tread which offers expert traction and grip.
Launching this Thursday is the second instalment of Nike‘s Look of the City collection, centred around a sweet scheme of desserts based on each city.
The “Dessert” pack showcases the classic Air Max 90 in 6 unique colourways with premium finishes, its hard to decide which one is our favourite.
From London we have the English favourite, “Eton Mess”, featuring white meringue style tumbled leather uppers with strawberry and cream swirl effect panels and outsole.
From Paris we have the much loved afternoon treat, the “Macaron”, in a delectable lavender colourway with a lustre finish and quilted panel detail.
From Milan is the sunset colourway inspired by more of a drink than a dessert the “Aperitivo. The HyperFuse upper has an ombre effect, going from red to a peachy shade.
From New York we have the classic “Strawberry Cheesecake” which has a soft suede upper in shades of beige, red strawberry effect panels and a gum sole.
From Shanghai we have the vibrant “Must Win Cake” featuring a bubblegum pink embossed, patterned upper and red detailing.
Finally from Tokyo we have the futuristic “Harajuku Crepe”, little play on words here as “crepe” is, as we know, another word for sneaker. This style features a VacTech upper in pure white and cream with a gum outsole and black striped laces.
The pack will launch online and in-store on Thursday 24th September.
Back in the day the Nike Air Prestowas one of the most worn Nike trainers and now this iconic silhouette is fully making a comeback.
Designed by Tobie Hatfield, the Nike Air Presto was developed as a response to the overprotective running shoes of the 1990s. Created as a kind of T-shirt for the foot, with a unique XXXS-XXXL sizing structure and an elastic upper that hugged your foot.The slim design comprised a loose elastic upper and thin plastic lattice on the shoe’s sides that held the laces. Its minimalism and snug support made it a favourite of both runners and collectors. The updated Presto brings back the shoe’s revolutionary approach to fit, comfort and sizing with a stretchy upper, plush cushioning and moulded midfoot ‘fingers’.
Following on from the releases of the “Brutal Honey,” “Lightning” and “Unholy Cumulus” colourways, Nike is releasing another classic style from 2000, the “Island Blue”. This sock fit trainer features a mostly blue upper with flashes of white sat atop a signature white and blue sole unit.
The Nike Air Presto “Island Blue” launches on the 5th September and will be available online and in-store.
This year marks 20 years since the iconic Nike Air Max 95 was released, which quickly became a fashion symbol of the 90’s.
This classic Niketrainer took sneaker design to a new level as the designer Sergio Lozano took the human body as his source of inspiration. The silhouette used elements of the body as its template for the make up of the shoe. The midsole represented the spine, the graduated panels were the muscle fibres, the loop holes and straps were the ribs and the mesh was the skin.
The OG colourway was presented in black, neon yellow and white and featured minimal Nike branding, with a small Swoosh on the outer heel. The neon yellow emphasised the 3 visible AirSole units and the technical appearance of the shoe gave the impression of a serious running trainer.
Recently we saw the release of the Anniversary pack featuring the OG, Jacquard and Greedy colourways, released to celebrate this classic trainer and put it back on sneakerhead’s minds.
This Thursday sees the launch of the Air Max 95 “Pure Platinum”, which features a metallic silver upper etched with a laser cut design and icy blue features on the sole. It will be available to buy online here and in store on the 20th August.
This year is definitely the year of the Air Max 95 and we can’t wait to see more releases of this old school classic.