Category Archives: OFFSPRING

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

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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.

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12 Kicks PT9: Adidas Superstar

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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.

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12 Kicks PT 8: Air Jordan 11 ‘Gamma’

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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.

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12 Kicks PT7: New Balance 576

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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.

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12 KICKS PT6: Nike Air Max 1

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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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12 Kicks Pt5: Vans Old Skool

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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.

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12 Kicks Pt4: Puma Suede

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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.

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12 Kicks Pt3: Converse All Star Hi

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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.

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This style is available at all Offspring stores and online here.

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12 Kicks Pt2: Gourmet 35 Lite ‘Stingray’

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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.

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12 Kicks Pt1: Nike Air Trainer SC II ‘Megatron’

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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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