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NIKE X VIRGIL ABLOH: TEN ICONS RECONSTRUCTED

Presented for your inspiration, a celebration of ten iconic Nike, INC. footwear classics in collaboration with designer Virgil Abloh. Each Nike, INC. sneaker is a canvas upon which Abloh directs a new narrative remixing sport and culture. The result is a collage of stories and techniques, releasing the energy earned by each icon both in competition and in community.

The Ten: Air Jordan I PREPARED FOR TAKEOFF
The moment Michael Jordan defied the game and stepped on the floor
in the Air Jordan I, a legacy of performance and sneaker culture was born. Despite league rules, nothing would keep this shoe from getting airtime. Moments of greatness on the hardwood led to a new era of style off the court as this silhouette lifted everything it touched to new heights.
The Ten: Air Jordan I peels away the layers and panels of this unforgettable icon, revealing the details that made this a true landmark of sport and culture.

The Ten: Nike Air Presto WHAT’S YOUR SIZE?
To welcome the new millennium, Nike changed fit forever with the
Air Presto. The seamless, stretchable upper freed the foot for natural movement while its minimal cage acted to maintain structure and fit. The shoe’s comfort was paramount and the Presto quickly became known as “the t-shirt for your feet.” The “t-shirt” moniker has since stuck and eventually led to the shoe being offered in unconventional small, medium and large sizing to emphasize its unrivaled comfort.The Ten: Nike Air Presto presents a maximalist take on this early 2000s icon, with additional design elements jammed right back into the cage and across the heel, all the while maintaining the characteristic t-shirt-like fit.

The Ten: Nike Air Max 90 SHOW THE WORLD MORE
Poised for a new decade, the Tinker Hatfield designed Air Max 90 captured the phenomenon of visible air taking sneaker design to an all new maximum. Celebrated by runners and sneaker lovers alike, this icon of sneaker culture offered more cushioning, more flexibility, and more cultural connections, and found a special place in UK underground music scenes.The Ten: Nike Air Max 90 shows the world what’s under every pair that’s ever touched the road with a deconstructed expression thatunleashes the energy embedded in the silhouette.

The Ten: Nike Blazer TIMELESS & AHEAD OF ITS TIME
The first Nike basketball shoe to carry the Swoosh, the Blazer was designed for immediate dominating impact on the court. In the mid-1980’s, a decade after its debut, the sneaker was wholly embraced by skate culture where the sneaker’s high ankle cut and full foot support were the perfect blueprint for skateboarding’s new aerial dynamism.The Ten: Nike Blazer brings the story behind the Swoosh to the forefront, moving it ever so slightly and pairing it with rough edges and exposed foam that nod to the silhouette’s long journey in sport and culture.

The Ten: Nike Air VaporMax A NEW STANDARD OF AIR
Since its debut the Nike Air Max program has received countless upgrades, striving to reduce the barrier between the upper and Nike’s pioneering visible Air unit. Enter the Air VaporMax, dropping the traditional sole to let wearers feel Air cushioning like never before. A truly modern silhouette, it bridges the gap between high performance, high fashion and high tech.The Ten: Nike Air VaporMax draws a line from this modern expression all the way back to Nike’s origins— applying details from the past to a shoe built for the future. The Air handles the rest.

 
The first basketball shoe with Air became a force that transcended its days on the hardwood. A groundbreaking performance shoe when it launched, the Air Force 1 just as quickly found an unshakeable place in sneaker culture. To this day, the classic white on white iteration remains the ultimate canvas for urban expression, and a defining icon of NYC and beyond.The Ten: Nike Air Force 1 takes this icon to an all new level with a truly reductive approach that maintains the undeniable feeling of the white on white classic.

The Ten: Nike React Hyperdunk CHANGE AHEAD OF THE GAME
The Hyperdunk has always been for the next generation of greatness on the court. What started with Kobe jumping over a Maserati, has grown into the latest iteration introducing Nike’s React foam technology for unmatched responsiveness that continues to keep the game on the edge of its seat.The Ten: Nike React Hyperdunk makes a comment on this legacy of innovation and future classic status with a minimal upper that draws focus to the chassis of the shoe and the technology inside.

The Ten: Nike Zoom Vaporfly BUILT FOR THE CHASE
The Nike Zoom Vaporfly is the natural evolution of Nike’s origins,a constant mission to craft footwear that enables athletes to do the unthinkable. Carefully designed for a select group of runners attempting to break the 2-hour marathon barrier, the Zoom Vaporfly is a state of theart response to the chase for peak human performance.The Ten: Nike Zoom Vaporfly furthers this dialogue with a nearly transparent upper that allows the engine of performance that propels the shoe to take the lead.

The Ten: Converse Chuck Taylor ULTIMATE EXPRESSION (TBC)
The Chuck Taylor — first known as the All Star — was the original shoe to connect athletic performance footwear and sneaker culture. Representing both team uniformity and rebel attitude, the Chuck became the shoe of choice for those who live life outside the lines. Through its long history, the Chuck Taylor has found a special place in almost every community, something few can claim.The Ten: Converse Chuck Taylor presents an x-ray vision of this everyday icon. Staying true as a blank slate for self-expression, it reminds us that it’s what’s inside that counts.

The Ten: Nike Air Max 97FAST FORWARD TO THE FUTURE
For the first time, Air was in full view with the Air Max 97.As future forward as the day it launched, the Silver Bullet continues to define the look of performance and sport style. With its unmissable reflection and sleek lines that ripple across the upper, the silhouette would also find a place within Italy’s cultural spectrum — from the catwalks of Milan to nightclubs and train yards across the country.The Ten: Nike Air Max 97 blurs the iconic lines of the original to offer a seamless upper and a new point of view on the fast, futuristic feel that lets the full length Air unit shine.

Niallycat x Offspring x Nike

Niallycat x Offspring x Nike launch a big collaboration. Niallycat is a talented illustrator behind our most recent Nike product launches. This talented artist studied fine art and later turned to illustration, a field where he could explore ‘endless’ fun and exhibit his unique view of the world. This young Londoner is inspired by his grandad, books, artists, music, friends and family.From once drawing dragons as a child to now collaborating with Nike and Offspring, Niallycat is where it’s at. Follow his work here:

 

Launch | New Balance X Offspring | 16.12.16

Next in the drop line is our Offspring 20 collaboration with New Balance. First in the pack is a mix between the 577 & 576 models. The 1500 colours and animal print detailing keep in well within the modern day need for comfort and style. nb-x-offspring-014

Second in the pack is the is a new take on the 576. Inspired by the energy and atmosphere of Neal Street back in 1996 when we first opened.

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Launching tomorrow 16.12.16 in store and online .Check out our Offspring 20 page for more info on past and present collaborations.
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Cloth Surgeon X Vans X Offspring | Launch | 4.11.16

Vans have joined forces with us and London based streetwear brand clothsurgeon to create a premium crafted Old Skool and Sk8-Hi, launching exclusively with Offspring at Selfridges in store and online on Friday 4th November.

Combining the passions and aesthetics of all three partners, the shoes are the culmination of a truly collaborative project. Centred around two iconic Vans silhouettes, the focus of the project was to create something unique, taking inspiration from British menswear design details and maintaining an emphasis on quality.

With clothsurgeon designer Rav Matharu’s nostalgic love for the movie ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’ as a starting point and the design references, heritage and philosophies that emanate from Vans, Offspring and clothsurgeon’s combined creative history, the outcome captures all of this as well as their mutual obsession and love for beautiful footwear.

Using luxury veg tan hide and soft suedes for a premium execution and ice sole with the iconic Vans checkerboard, the shoes also feature a gimping detail that runs around the midsole as a homage to British shoe heritage. Whilst zig zag detailing is taken from one of clothsurgeon’s most celebrated silhouettes, the MA-1.

The bespoke side of the clothsurgeon brand is then encapsulated by the insole and box sleeve, which are scattered in patterns of their staple bomber jacket, finished with a cropped garment bag to take the shoes away. It is a conscious effort to merge the two worlds of streetwear and Savile Row.

Offspring’s Aman Tak commented on the collaboration: “We wanted to create a shoe that maintained Vans DNA, but merged three worlds of skate, streetwear and luxury together. Three things that each of us stand for in our respective fields and I think that’s exactly what we’ve achieved.”

Limited quantities of the unique shoes are available at our Offspring concession in Selfridges, online and in-store, from tomorrow.

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Check out our Instagram account for up to date info.

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Offspring 20 | Adidas Brit Pack

Taking inspiration from the iconic attire of the 1990’s, the adidas ‘Britpack’ celebrates the era in which Offspring was conceived & developed, with an exclusive take on three Original classics; Superstar 80s, Stan Smith and Climacool.

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The Superstar 80’s has been ingrained with cues to the heavy-duty, military style boots worn throughout the 90’s. Featuring a full leather upper, gunmetal shell toe, laser cut logo and embossed stripes. The nostalgic nod and seasonal relevance equals a fresh take on a timeless model.

The Stan Smith takes inspiration from the classic monkey boot, featuring a waxed canvas upper in classic khaki with a crepe wedge sole; harking back to the classic 90’s parka. All finished with rich leather heel tab and featuring the iconic British flag, a huge nod to the legendary Brit Pop era.

The Climacool is motivated by the iconic Adidas track top that enjoyed a renowned celebrity endorsement from some of the UK’s biggest bands throughout the 1990’s. This style presents a Climacool mesh in the quintessential blue complete with gum outsole and a luxe nubuck lining.

Launching 28.10.16 the Britpack celebrates Offspring’s 20th year, with all three models sporting an exclusive sock stamp featuring the very first store on Neal Street.

Search @OFFSPRINGHQ #OFFSPRING20 for the latest updates or visit our OFFSPRING20 page. 
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Rihanna X Puma | Creeper Re-Stock | Launch of the High Heel

The success of Rihanna’s collaboration with Puma seems to be getting stronger and stronger. Her edgy style continues to be the leading theme through-out her lines from clothing to footwear. With products selling out as soon as they’ve launched, demand for re-stock is a must amongst her fans. So, we have the news you’ve all been waiting for…

The original Puma Suede Creeper is being re-stocked in their original colour-ways! Set to drop into stores on the 29.09.16 you’ll need to be quick grabbing your pair as they’ll no doubt we out the doors as quick as they came.

 

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If you were lucky enough to grab a pair if these the first time round and fancy something new then you may be interested in the launch of the Puma X Rihanna High Heel.

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These will launch on the same day as the suede creeper so if you can’y decide then why not buy both!!

Keep an eye out on Instagram for up to date info on future launches.
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Offspring 20 | Saucony – Medal Pack| Launch 30.07.16

1996 saw multiple momentous sporting events. From the grass courts of Wimbledon, to the twin towers of Wembley and the first and only Olympic Games to be held in southern USA to date.

Standing one, two and three steps above the rest, this striking pack resembles Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, with metallic toes on soft premium nubuck uppers, woven braded laces with metal aglets; enhancing the already iconic contouring on the Saucony Shadow 5000 model.

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Will be available from tomorrow, online and in store! Don’t miss them!
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Launch | Fenty X Puma Creeper | 26.05.16

The much anticipated Rihanna and Puma Creeper collaboration is launching next week the 26th of May. Looking to be just as successful as the last Puma Creeper you’ll have to be quick getting your pair.

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Releasing in 3 new colour-ways, white patent, black suede and green bourdeaux suede.They will be available online and In selected stores from the 26.05.16. Check out our Instagram for up to date info on future releases.
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YEEZY SEASON 3 – NEED TO KNOW

The presentation of Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 3 collection and The Life of Pablo album completely took over Madison Square Gardens last night, but it being Kanye West would we expect anything less? Not many people have the ability to attract viewership of that scale and with his Kardashian / Jenner squad out in full force showing support, it’s clear to see why Kanye West believes and hopes he’ll be the next creative director for Hermes.

Everyone who is everyone attended the presentation including Anna Wintour, Olivier Rousteing, Karlie Kloss, Gigi Hadid and even fellow artists in the music industry such as 50 Cent, Kid Cudi and Travis Scott also making an appearance.

All the models, when I say all I mean all couple hundred of them, were dressed in the expected neutral tones from the Yeezy collection. We’ll look forward to the following collections which he has promised will be more affordable. yeezy-season-3

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Follow us on Instagram for updates on Yeezy info.

 

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