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New Balance has unleashed another hybrid, this time, the 1500 and 1600 play the donors to create the 1550 model. Following on the heels of the 009 this iteration of the model takes various aspects from uppers of the aforementioned models and tweaks them with subtle hits throughout. For a new balance runner, this model takes what we love about their models and creates a silhouette that stays true to the core elements we love.

This fusion serves up a sleek toe box and upper that combines synthetic materials, suede and mesh. The heel gets blessed with 3M reflective materials and the “N” logo is also reflective. The crep is also served up with the brands comfy REVlite sole and the black and white rubber outsole. This is a subtle drop that NB heads might pass up on but we urge you to reconsider as this model holds its own against many modern day runners and will be a drop that will turn heads years from now.

This model dropped in a red, black and white colourway, which completes this lightweight comfy crep, although if you have wide feet we do recommend going up a half a Size? as the toe box is quite narrow. The upper is not as ventilated as say an Ultraboost or NMD but it’s still a trainer that will keep your feet cool on a hot day.

In closing, this model is a welcome break from the norm and is something that can match up easily due to its colour blocking and of course being brand NB you know that the quality will be on point. All three colourways are available to cop right now from various stores for a reasonable price tag £85.


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NIKE DESIGNER SEAN MCDOWELL INSPIRATION BEHIND THE AIR MAX PLUS

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Amongst Nike’s pantheon of designers, Sean McDowell is a name that doesn’t get enough credit. The creative brain behind the much loved Air Max TN recently sat down with Nike News to discuss the process of creating the Nike Air Max Plus, which gained its inspiration from a few little-known sources. In his interview, McDowell explains that the inspiration for the creps distinct wavy upper and gradient colourways came from watching palm at sunset at a beach in Florida, while the shank on the midfoot was inspired by a whale’s tail breaching water.

Another little-known fact is that the outsole belonged to footlocker while the upper belonged to Nike. In addition to this creative process, the silhouette went numerous many phases before a final model was approved and was originally dubbed Sky Air.

To read more of this insightful story hit the link and head over to Nike News.

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AJ TRACEY ON THE AIR FORCE 1’S LONDON LEGACY

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While many young Crepjunkie’s may be coping their first pair of Nike’s Air Force 1’s this year, the silhouette has remained a firm fixture in both street fashion and Hip Hop culture since its 1982 inception. Shifting its basketball function to a streetwear standout. Handed down through generations, the look of the model always seems to remain timeless.

Stories of New York’s unwavering support for the shoe are countless, and other cities’ relationships and cultural connections to the Air Force 1 are no exception. During the late ’90s, London maintained a strict underground following of the Air Force 1 prior to its embrace of fashion, music, and celebrity. During this period, the shoe appeal was wholly organic, being adopted and definitively styled by the streets.

JD Sports played a pivotal role in the growing success of the Air Force 1 in London during the early 2000s, through their release of exclusive colourways that gained a cult following, with U.S stores and consumers importing styles from the UK. Over time, the shoe’s status continued to grow, with the AF1 Carnival acting as a true reflection of London culture. Most recently, however, was Samuel Ross’ A Cold Wall* take on the shoe that paid homage to the architecture of the city.

To celebrate the models 35th anniversary Nike looked to four contemporary Londoners to share their individual perspectives on the Air Force 1 and its legacy in London, with AJ Tracey commenting on how highly the city regards the shoe: “You could be going somewhere nice — to the club, for example — and wear a nice shirt, smart trousers and then instead of formal shoes, you would wear a pair of fresh pair of Air Force 1.”

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EIGHT NIKE SOCK DARTS YOU CAN PICKUP FOR £55 OR LESS

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After a long hiatus, the beloved Nike Sock Dart has seen a strong resurgence over the last few years. The crep that boasts a minimalist build and lashings of co fort for your foot changed the game back in 2004 when it launched is one of the first trainers to have a fully knitted upper that served up optimum breathability alongside its futuristic looks.  In the last few months we’ve been treated to so many iterations of the model that a fairly decent amount of the recent colourways are starting to hit the sale racks, so check out these eight colourways and links to cop for £55 or under below.

Nike Sock Dart Trainers Black White

 

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Nike Sock Dart Black Volt

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Nike Sock Dart Black Vachetta Tan Se

 

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Nike Sock Dart Midnight Navy Black Grey White

 

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Nike Sock Dart Trainers Khaki White Cargo Khaki

 

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Nike Sock Dart Linen White

 

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Nike Sock Dart White Black Safari Qs

 

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