PUMA Trinomic ‘Crackle’ Pack


We thought PUMA had already seen out 2014 in style with the recent release of the awesome ‘Marble Pack’ , but we were wrong. They’ve got one more major release up their sleeve and capping off a great year for the brand, PUMA introduce the ‘Crackle’ pack consisting of several new iterations of three core Trinomic shapes.

The collection takes tennis themes and applies them to running silhouettes, as the Blaze of Glory, XT2+ and R698 get colour and material reworks inspired by the cracking surfaces and lines of clay tennis courts. The shoes are constructed from rich leather with nubuck toe boxes on the upper, accentuated with cracked effect TPU overlays. Despite all falling under the same theme, each shoe brings something different to the release, a selection of colour treatments are applied, with 9 styles in all, each making use of subtle detailing for a clean finish.

An additional silhouette is due to drop in January 2015 from the pack which, if it continues in the same vein, I’m sure will be another great release from PUMA. The ‘Crackle’ pack will be available from Hanon, END. and size? from the 27th of December.


Gourmet Holiday 2014 Collection


Footwear aficionados Gourmet offer up their new seasonal collection for Holiday 2014, featuring a bevy of updated silhouettes.

Those that are familiar with the brand will know that, along with a focus on fit and comfort, Gourmet’s approach is dedicated to harnessing the best performance fabrics to ensure a functional, robust finish to the shoe. They continue this ethos throughout their Holiday collection, applying premium fabrications to some of their classic silhouettes and recently introduced shapes.

The 35 Lite x ANON Lx is the stand out shape from the collection, presented in a black Stingray leather and mesh mix on the upper, finished with 3M trims. The 35 Lite is the subject of other premium reworks within the collection, with a floral printed leather treatment which once again features 3M detailing and an alpaca nubuck and mesh combination with ripstop panelling to tackle more extreme conditions.

Following its recent release, the hiking inspired Corridore returns in two seasonal colour ways of black/camel and black/cyan, applied to the shoes ballistic nylon and action leather upper, that sits on a moulded eva foam sole unit. Gourmet team up with Black Scale for the latest iterations of the Quadici, with hits of white, blue and black on one style, as well as a blacked out version of the full grain leather upper on the other. Additional features include a speckled midsole and waterproof lining.

The Gourmet Holiday 2014 collection is available now at Foot Patrol.



PUMA continue to churn out high profile classic runner re-works as it presents the XS 850 GTX just in time for Winter.

The pack makes use of a seasonal colour palette including browns, oranges, greens and blacks across both pairs, with additional pops of colour on the tongue and formstripe, as well as the classic splatter effect on the heel.

A combination of Winter ready materials including mesh and nubuck grace the upper, complimented by a Gore-Tex layer that makes the shoes ready to tackle any condition. Additional features include PUMA’s iconic Trinomic cushioning system within the crisp white midsole and the leather tongue that further ensure’s warmth and protection from the wet weather.

The PUMA XS 850 GTX is available now at the following retailers;

Urban Industry




size? x Nike – Air Huarache Light ‘Mowabb’

The last few months have seen a wave of notable collaborative releases from UK retailer size? and their latest effort, reworking the Air Huarache Light, is one of the strongest so far.

Drawing inspiration from the natural beauty of Moab, Utah and the colours of the horizon, the shoes colour way replicates the hues of blue from the skyline as they meet with the burnt sand to create an intersecting orange burst. The colour treatment was originally found on the iconic ACG Mowabb release which brought the ‘Huarache to the mountains’, and the same shoe was also the pioneer of the now popular speckled midsole that can also be found on this model.

The latest iteration of the shoe features mesh on the upper which works with the neoprene sock liner for added comfort and stability, as well as suede panelling on the mudguard for durability. Additional features include the black and white speckled midsole, branding on the heel and heel tab, with the huarache logo on the tongue.

The Air Huarache Light has seen a bit of a resurgence of late, most notably as the focus of Footpatrols ‘Concrete’ release and the OG ‘Ultramarine’. In my opinion it’s one of the most understated silhouettes and when it’s done well, it can make for a great shoe, and this Autumnal rendition is an example of that.

The size? x Nike AIr Huarache Light will be available at size? from the 31st of October.


size? x Reebok ‘Black Winter’ Pack

Following a string of notable collaborative releases, master collaborators – size? link up with Reebok once again to give their renditions of the GL 6000 and Workout Plus in their ‘Black Winter’ Pack.

As the name suggests, the two silhouettes are reworked using an all black colour treatment and constructed out of winter ready materials. The Workout WW arrives with a heavy duty black waxed leather upper for durability against the harsh conditions, whilst the GL 6000 features a robust black ballistic mesh and suede mix sitting on top of a contrasting white midsole. Both shapes make use of the popular 3M reflective material on the details and branding, whilst each shape comes complete with additional teal coloured lace options for customisation.

The pack delivers two sleek silhouettes with high levels of functionality. Two shapes that are ready to deal with anything that the winter months has to throw at them, whilst still maintaining their street ready style.

Limited to only 500 pairs, the size? x Reebok ‘Black Winter’ Pack will be available exclusively at size? from 8:00am on the 17th of October (Friday).



Etonic Trans AM Suede

With a rich history that spans over a hundred years, including a major rebrand back in 1976, Etonic surface once again and they do so with a bang as they present the Trans AM suede editions.

Delving into their archives, Etonic pull the original performance runner straight from the 80’s with its original performance features of cushioning, anti-roll and stability still intact. Having been relaunched in the 90’s the shoe gained more of a lifestyle status as its athletic design proved popular with the sneaker community. Back to 2014 and the shoe’s original mesh and synthetic’s combination on the upper has been reworked into a premium tonal suede. The shoes dual-density coloured midsole and white embroidered branding at the heel and side panels is reminiscent of the time of the shoe’s first release.

The relaunch of Akeem the Dream silhouette back in July caused huge excitement within the sneaker community and this low profile silhouette is sure to make some noise of its own, arriving in a selection of rich colour ways including black, navy, forest green and wolf grey, amongst others.

The Etonic Trans AM suede is available now at Crooked Tongues and Size?



PUMA Winter 2014 – States ‘Gum’ Pack

Following the silhouette’s long-anticipated re-introduction at the beginning of the year, the low-profile PUMA States receives its latest rework for Winter 2014, in the ‘Gum’ Pack.

PUMA’s resurgence of late has been fronted by it’s innovative Trinomic technoogy, but the States (or ‘Clyde’ or ‘Suede’ as its also known) is one of the brands most notable re-issues of the year. A timeless classic, the shoes rich history in New York subcultures including hip-hop and the cities unique skate scene, earned it it’s name ‘States’ once the culture had been embraced over in the UK.

The latest iteration of the States sees the shoe’s premium suede upper given three winterised colour treatments – black, red and olive, sitting on top of a gum outsole. Additional features include a plush rich leather interior lining, as well as thin tonal lace and fat tonal lace options for customisation. The Olive colour option is our pick of the pack, in one of the nicest uses of the colour we’ve seen, complimented by the gum sole, you find an easy to wear, staple shoe.

The PUMA States ‘Gum’ Pack is available now at size?