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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.

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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.

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The dark blue version of the print adorns the updated Air Max 1 Sneakerboot, taking the style higher with a padded ankle support.

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First released in 1972, the Blazer had a huge revival 3 years ago and we still love this clean cut, vintage silhouette.

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With running styles fully represented, it makes sense to add a bit of basketball with the iconic Air Force 1.

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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.

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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.

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Black Friday Release: Jordan VI ‘Infrared’

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.

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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.

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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.

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COMING SOON | Nike x Liberty

Nike x Liberty is back with it’s tenth collaboration and for the first time updating a heritage print with a modern polka dot overlay.

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Using some of Nike’s favourite silhouettes and adding 3 new sneakerboot styles, this AW14 collection takes on the Belmont Ivy print in navy and burgundy for a classic, autumnal feel.

When taking a closer look at the print the ivy leaves are in fact ripped up pieces of the One Pound note, a subtle nod to Liberty’s British heritage.

The Nike x Liberty collection is launching in store and online here on 2nd December.

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Nike Sneakerboots Collection – Air Max 90

Built around the idea that “more is more,” the Nike Air Max 90 defined an era of excess and bigger-than-life personalities.

Ho14_SneakerBoots_Hero_Mens_AirMax90_33423 In the past, dreadful weather confined the Air Max 90 to the wardrobe, but now the SneakerBoot version breaks that boundary.

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The powerhouse Nike designer Tinker Hatfield created the original Nike Air Max 90 more than two decades ago, and the beloved shoe isn’t easy to adapt, explains designer Ben Yun about the SneakerBoot creation process:

“It was very intimidating. The shoe is so well recognized, I sometimes feel like changing it in any way is at some level destroying it” 

Yun then ruminated on the core characteristics of Nike SneakerBoots: timeless Nike footwear styles, lightweight functionality and rugged resistance to the elements.

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After honing the aesthetics of the Air Max 90 SneakerBoot, Yun then addressed functionality. The fully lined, gusseted, and waterproof upper combines with a reflective Swoosh logo, tongue, and quarter panels, as well as an aggressive outsole pattern to make the Air Max 90 SneakerBoot winter’s worst nightmare. Other details include oversized eyestays and heel-tabs, and the classic Air Max 90 midsole design that preserves the original DNA that makes the Air Max 90 SneakerBoot unmistakably Air Max.

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COMING SOON: AIR FLIGHT SQUAD QS

Summer 2014 sees the release of a brand new silhouette from Nike, the Air Flight Squad QS trainer. Part of a Quickstrike pack, the first of the two styles to drop is the ‘white safari’ and features a retro look with a mixed colourway of white leather uppers, grey safari printed panels, red accents and a black speckled midsole all sat atop an icy blue outsole.

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The Air Flight Squad is expected to launch in store and online here on Saturday 21st June 2014

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COMING SOON: Air Max 93 “OG” Pack

It has been over 20 years since Tinker Hatfield created the Nike Air Max 93 and this retro style is back with the “OG” pack, sporting the original “Citrus” and ” Menthol” colourways.

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Keeping true to the original design, the Air Max 93 features a white leather and mesh upper with the classic bright 90’s colours on selected panels. With a neoprene sock like fit, reminiscent of the Huarache and Mowabb, the Air Max 93 was the first to feature a blow moulded cushioned sole with all around visible Air Unit, dubbed the ‘bubble’.

Coming soon to all Offspring stores and online here.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Nike Crescent City Collection

Another innovative pack from sporting heavyweights Nike, showcasing a collection that takes inspiration from Louisiana, also known as Crescent City. Year after year, the US basketball league’s best come together to compete for bragging rights in a showcase of premier talent and this year’s festivities are held in the heart of New Orleans.

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As the NOLA Gumbo League Collection pays homage to what happens on the hardwood, the Nike Sportswear Crescent City Collection showcases the characteristics that make New Orleans different from anywhere else: the food, culture and distinctive wildlife. These three qualities take centre stage on Nike’s Flystepper 2K3, Air Up ’14, and Air Force 1 Low Comfort, designs as unique as the city that inspired them.

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In New Orleans, alligators are king of the land and remembrance of another king’s first pair of Nike’s, the Flystepper 2K3 combines an elevated silhouette and adds the signature perforated quarter panels of the Zoom 2K3. Featuring black faux-alligator strap enclosures, the real tribute to the tough skin of Alligator Mississippi  takes form in a raised synthetic mesh covering the toe.

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 As the best of the best come together in the Big Easy, the Nike Air Force 1 Low Comfort pays tribute in kind. Like Louisiana’s favourite dish, gumbo, the latest Air Force 1 is a collage of the most memorable Nike Sportswear upper materials,such as foamposite and cork and prints including elephant, alligator, pony hair, and safari.

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Crawfish are a NOLA staple and any New Orleanian will tell you they are best when boiled. A crave-worthy take on the Nike Air Up mimics fresh-out-of-the-pot crawfish. The Air Up 2014 gets the job done with no seasoning required, featuring a crustacean-red upper complete with water droplets and a steamy graphic.

Get your hands on the Quickstrike styles from this limited and unique pack online here and in selected Offspring stores. Check your local Offspring store for availability.

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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.

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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.

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

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Air Jordan III ‘Powder Blue’

One of the most popular Jordan models, the Air Jordan III is back with a fresh colourway for 2014. The ‘Powder Blue’ features a soft blue nubuck leather upper, accented with black and the iconic elephant print along the heel and toe cap. A classic silhouette that keeps coming back with an exciting mix of fresh and OG colourways, it’s understandable that it has become a Jordan lovers favourite.

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Released on Saturday 18th January, the Air Jordan III ‘Powder Blue’ is available at all London Offspring stores and Offspring Selfridges in Birmingham and Manchester.

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