The Converse x OFFSPRING collaboration has brought all the heat this month. The latest Chucks to be released have paid close attention to detail, history and the passion of the OFFSPRING community. The designer behind this shoe is Aman Tak, Senior Buyer at OFFSPRING. Tak reached out to the community to contribute to this design, this was shared via a competition to design a unique patch to be sold with the shoe. (Please take note the patches were gift with purchase alongside the launch in store only)
‘When it came to designing this shoe, we wanted something premium. That’s why the aesthetic is clean, it’s cream, it’s black, there’s a lot of discovery elements to the shoe. If you pick up the shoe you won’t necessarily see them all first time, but when you look at the tongue or the toe, there’s a lot of hidden details ‘ Aman Tak
The two silhouettes were sold in store and are now available online. The latest designs hold a special place within OFFSPRING, as we have a produced a product that is community and design focused, whilst collaborating with an iconic brand, Converse.
Converse Chuck 70 is the original canvas of self-expression, adopted by all facets of style and culture, every pair tells a story.
We have partnered with Converse on the design of an exclusive Offspring Chuck 70 hi and ox for the #offspringhqcommunity.
To celebrate the launch we are asking you to design a Chuck patch that shows us what the Offspring community means to you? The winning designs will be announced ahead of the launch.
Competition steps –
1. Design a Chuck Patch for the Offspring Community Chuck 70 Hi that shows us what the community means to you.
2. Follow the design spec below and post the final entry on Instagram tagging
3. Three winners will be chosen on the 19th June and notified by Instagram DM
4. Winners will have their patch produced which will be given away exclusively at Offspring Selfridges to customers purchasing the Offspring Chuck 70 Hi while stock lasts.
5. Winners will be invited to be interviewed about their artwork and photographed, this will appear on Offspring social channels.
* Circular patch – 47mm diameter
* 4 x colours only
* Designs suitable for a woven patch.
* Designs can be drawn directly onto the template below & photographed or CAD design.
* By tagging your design with #offspringhqcommunityChuck70Patch you are happy to have your artwork re-posted, printed and shared by both Offspring & Converse
* Competition open to UK residents only.
* Entries submitted after 19th June 2019 at 6pm will not be considered.
* Under 18’s will need parental permission
Competition closes Wednesday 19th June, winners will be informed by DM & announced on Instagram.
Full terms and conditions at the Offspring web site /view/content/IG-terms
The Air Max 97 has to be one of the most iconic releases for 2017. If you think there couldn’t be a bigger launch, be prepared for yet another big release. The Air Max 97 x Undefeated is a collaboration of Nike celebrating the 15 years of the LA sneaker boutique being a big cultural influencer. The 90’s revival sneaker will be available in an all black finish and Undefeated branded detailing. Be sure to get your hands on one of these.
It goes without saying this Instagram account pays close attention to fashion and sneaker style. The @souvenirsombre shares his extensive trainer collection with his promising followers, with styles like Yeezy, Jordans and NMD’s filling his feed. His urban inspired images gain much attention, and have definitely caught our eyes. Enjoy his laid back French cool and admire his premium sneaker collection.
The most iconic style of shoe of 2017 recently collaborated with a famous international Grime Artist. Skepta and Nike launched the Skepta x Nike Air Max 97 SK. Marrakesh is the inspiration behind this iridescent trainer. In celebration of the Moroccan city, the Air Max 97 is nothing short on style, colour and impact. Nike promoted this once off design in ‘one of the best events’ of the year. Arches were converted into a functioning souk, where guests could indulge in branded products, food, drink, hair styling and flower shopping. A Live performance from the man himself, left the crowd wanting the night to ever end. Big up to Nike x Skepta for delivering a memorable evening and collaboration.
We all share a passion for Instagram. It is platform to share ideas, find inspiration and most of all, show off your rare sneaker collection. We starting our weekend with @glackster, who has has an unbeatable collection of Nike Air Max and an eye for creative direction. The shoes are the core focus throughout his account, where attention to detail and colour is evident. Not only Nike focused, expect to enjoy images of Adidas, New Balance, Asics and sneakers for his kid too.
The third collection of Adidas x Alexander is set to launch soon. The unisex pack is spirited upon the deconstruction, defiance and disruption between fashion and street wear. The products were captured by creative Jeurgen Teller and features Madonna’s son, Rocco. The three stripes have been reconstructed throughout the collection, showcasing Wang’s ability to communicate his contemporary approach to the athletic brands aesthetics. Follow #offspringhq on Instagram for further information on the release.
If you haven’t had a chance to pick up your pair of Adidas NMD’s or just feel you need to add to your ever growing collection then this is the news you’ve been waiting for. This Friday the 26th of August 10 new colours will be launching including red white black, vintage white primknit and silver matte . With it’s streamlined design and comfort it’s clear to see why they are a huge success.
Check out our Instagram for up to date info on colour-ways and launch info.