Connect with us
mm

Published

on

Crepe Talk is our weekly feature in which we approach people going about their daily lives across the UK, take a picture of their kicks  and ask them to share the story behind them and pretty much anything else relevant to the culture of trainers. This week we speak with seasoned Disc Jockey Manny Norté on his “Columbia” 4’s and his role in the recent Carmelo Anthony event at Nike Town Stratford.

CJ: What’s Your Name?

“Manny Norté the name you can trust!”

CJ: What’s your job?

Manny Norté: “I’m a DJ presenter producer I’m around music I love music I [lay music I make music that’s me.”

CJ: What stations do you play on?

Manny Norté: “Well I started out on pirate radio, then went on to BBC Radio 1 Xtra and then from there to Kiss fm and then Choice which is now Capital Xtra.”

CJ: What Made you wear these Air Jordan IV ‘Legend Blue’ trainers today?

Manny Norté: “I’ve got a few (trainers) but to be really honest they (Nike Town) gave me them today to put on because I had some huaraches on but I had to represent the Air Jordan’s today.

CJ: So you got them as a gift?

Manny Norté: “Well I just spoke to one of the biggest basketball players in the world so I had a couple gifts to today those Legend Blue 4’s and a selfie stick.”

CJ: How long have you been collecting?

Manny Norté: “I’d say about 20 years sometimes you just get silly so you sell them on give them away or whatever but the ones that you really want to keep the classic ones like the infrared’s I’ve got a few pairs of those and that going to be me for the next 10 years.”

CJ: Would you call yourself a sneaker head or a collector?

Manny Norté: “Both there’s some trainers I have never even worn and I’ve had them for nearly 10 years I’ve got some dunks that I’ve never even worn I don’t wear them their just there. I’ve got the basket weave air force 1’s from back in the day Yeezy’s I don’t really wear them but you just have them (Grin).”

Newsletter

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

FEATURES

PUMA RS-0 LAUNCH BERLIN

mm

Published

on

The HO Project Space located in Berlin was the destination for hundreds of guests this past Thursday. Movers and shakers from around Europe came to the RS-0 launch to celebrate the reboot of the PUMA Running System.

The RS-0 is the front-runner in this reboot boasting a classic silhouette with modern highlights and materials. The model will feature in three collaborations that will celebrate key movements in culture by influential brands, in the world of gaming, music, and photography.

Dropping alongside the RS-0 is the RS-100 that originally dropped in 1986 the model is served up textile and leather upper, padded collar, PUMA R-System technology for cushioning, and an icy green rubber outsole.

The third installment in this family will be the once Japanese exclusive RS-350 that dropped 1987. The RS-350 is a numerical step-style to the RS-1 and RS-100. The shoe is an example of streamlined ‘80s running design. Offering support in the midsole as well as rubber details on the heel, this shoe is an elevated version of all the styles in the RS family.

Scroll down to see a photo recap of the event.

Continue Reading

FEATURES

NIKE DESIGNER SEAN MCDOWELL INSPIRATION BEHIND THE AIR MAX PLUS

mm

Published

on

By

 

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.

Continue Reading

FEATURES

AJ TRACEY ON THE AIR FORCE 1’S LONDON LEGACY

mm

Published

on

By

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.”

To read more click HERE

Continue Reading

Trending