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Nike Air Rift QS

In 1996, Nike created a trainer/sandal hybrid called the Nike Air Rift. The design of the Air Rift was inspired by the barefoot running style of Kenyan distance runners and the debut style was made in the colours of the country’s flag to honour the champion athletes.

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The name came from Kenya’s Great Rift Valley, the nation’s signature characteristic and the fault line also provided a second source of inspiration for the shoe’s defining characteristic: a decoupled toe that created articulation between the wearers first and second toes.

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Now relaunched for SS15 the Air Rift remains true to its original with the defining split-toe, a flexible natural motion outsole and two Velcro closures on the heel and midfoot to secure the foot with a customizable fit.

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The OG and Concord colourways with launch on Monday 27th April and will be available online and in-store.



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.


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.


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.


 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.



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.


12 Kicks PT11: Nike SC Trainer Hi ‘Ohio State’


Another Quickstrike release to honour the spirit of the Ohio State football team. The trainer features a letterman style chenille ‘O’ on the tongue and a branded ‘’ on the outsole, split between two shoes. The university colours of red, black and silver feature on the mostly white perforated leather upper and sits atop a red speckled midsole. To finish the insole features Ohio State’s buckeye leaf in an all over print, completing this limited premium team edition.