Nike present The Holiday Sneakerboot Collection 2014

Nike take cues from humans ability to adapt to change in their latest release for Autumn/Winter 2014, as they introduce new adaptations of classic styles in the ‘Sneakerboot’ Collection.

With the weather deteriorating and the UK population reaching for their winter wardrobe, the time is right to be considering footwear options and Nike have seemingly  come up with a solution. Traditionally I prefer a slightly slimmer shape when it comes to footwear, so I’m not 100% sure if these are for me, but I do admire Nikes commitment towards innovation and forward thinking performance design.

Reworking iconic running and basketball silhouettes into ‘weatherised powerhouses’, the Sneakerboots design provides a trio of benefits – warmth, visibility and dryness. The shoes original outsoles remain to ensure the same levels of comfort are achieved, whilst internal linings give your feet that extra layer to fight the cold. Additional features include water resistant properties with each pair constructed from a mixture of premium materials.

The pick of the pack has to be the Air Max 90 Sneakerboot, which maintains its iconic shape with added features in the highly visible, highly durable upper, the classic Air bubble for extra cushioning and waffle patterned rubber outsole for extra traction. The release also includes Sneakerboot renditions of the Lunar Force 1, Air Max 1, Roshe Run Hi, Lunar Fresh, LunarElite Sky Hi, Air Trainer SC and the Dunk Sky Hi, arriving in Autumnal colour treatments. We will let you make up your mind on these, but one things for sure… if you’re looking for a warm, dry and comfortable shoe for the winter months, the Sneakerboots are for you.

The Holiday ’14 Nike Sneakerboots will be available at select Nike Sportswear retailers and online at nike.com from October 15th.



5Pointz X Tom Clapp – Asics Autumn/Winter 2014


Bristol’s 5Pointz link up with talented artist Tom Clapp to present these unique digitally illustrated designs to showcase the stores new arrivals from Asics and Onitsuka Tiger this Autumn/Winter.

Tom’s style brings the futuristic, technical features of the the new releases to life, highlighting key features such as the 3M detailing in the ‘Glow in the Dark’ pack and the cushioned Onitsuka Tiger Shaw Runner. The digital lookbook also takes a closer look at the Gel Lyte III Outdoor pack, the waterproof Gore-Tex Gel Lyte V and updates to the Kayano and Gel Lyte III that fall under the ‘Glow In The Dark’ pack.

Check out the lookbook below, which also gives you a bit more information on the construction of each silhouette and it’s release date at the store. You can shop the new Onituska Tiger and Asics range over at www.5pointz.co.uk now.



PUMA 2014 Autmn/Winter Trinomic R698


At the forefront of the retro running revival, PUMA’s Trinomic range continues to expand as they strip back the popular R698 silhouette to present two subtle colour ways for Autumn/Winter 2014.

Born out of PUMA’s 90’s runner revolution and packed full of all the innovative technology that PUMA has to offer, the R698 takes the hexagonal Trinomic cells and fuses them together with a chunky EVA outsole, to take comfort, cushioning. and stability to new level’s. The shoe combines leather and nubuck on the upper with mesh overlays, a tonal neoprene tongue and ankle trim. Arriving in grey and black colour options, the R698 sits on top of a white midsole and black outsole, with minimal branding on the heel and tongue tab.

The PUMA Autumn/Winter Trinomic R698 is available now at Size?


Sneakerbox 2 – Event Recap


Following the success of the first ever Sneakerbox back in May, Bristol’s sneaker community were back in full force for Sneakerbox 2 on Saturday night (27th of September).

Back by popular demand, the event saw stalls from collectors, customisers and stores alike spread over two floors at Bristol’s Big Chill bar. You can check out photos from the day, as well as images of some of the kicks that were on display. If you haven’t done so already, head over to Sneakerbox’s Facebook page for all the latest news and info.

(Photos: 5Pointz)


Onitsuka Tiger X Asics X Hanon – Glover Pack


Japanese sister brands Onitsuka Tiger and Asics link up with Scotland’s number one footwear destination Hanon, to unveil an exclusive collaboration in the Glover Pack.

Following the brands recent collaborative venture with UK franchise Offspring, they now turn their attention to Hanon and us their home town of Aberdeen as inspiration for their latest collection. Paying homage to Aberdeenshire’s very own Samurai, legendary explorer and national hero – Thomas Blake Glover, the trio come together to present two new designs in Asics Gel-Epirus and Onitsuka Tiger’s Colorado Eighty-Five.

The Asics Gel-Epirus takes cues from Glover’s scottish roots and the thistle, Scotland’s national emblem. Arriving in a mint green suede and purple nubuck leather mix for the upper, the shoe features patriotic detailing with the red quilted collar lining and tartan in-sock, as well as the thistle emblem on the heel.

The Colorado Eighty-Five from Onitsuka Tiger takes inspiration from Glover’s adopted home of Japan, again making use of suede and nubuck on the upper with a perforated toe box and synthetic overlays. The shoe comes in a black and yellow colour way, with speckled detailing around the lace stay. Additional features include an embossed moustache logo on the heel and tea inspired insoles.

The limited edition Onitsuka Tiger X Asics X Hanon Glover Pack is available exclusively in-store and online at Hanon from Saturday the 27th of September.



Converse CONS X Polar Skate Co.


Following sneak peeks of the collab surfacing on social media on Monday night, Converse CONS and Polar Skate Co. offer a closer look and set a release date for their first collaborative effort and we couldn’t be more excited!

Taking each brands artistic direction into consideration, CONS and brand ambassador Pontus Alv (founder of Polar Skate Co.) deliver a seven piece collection featuring footwear and apparel pieces based on subtle designs and performance.

Starting with the footwear, the CONS CTAS Pro undergoes its latest rework with all of the shoes performance features in tact. Sitting on top of a clean white midsole and complementing toe cap, the collection offers black, natural and blue colour options with additional detailing in the happy/sad logo on the heel tab and inner tongue labels. Despite the subtle approach to the shoes design, there is no lack of technical features, with durable premium suede uppers, moulded multi-density Lunarlon sockliner for added comfort and impact protection, as well as traction rubber vulcanised outsole and waxed laces. The result is an extremely wearable, skate ready shoe.

Rounding off the collection is a complimenting apparel collection made up of four t-shirt designs, with illustrative back prints on white and heather grey crew necks and full-body abstract prints on black and white collared tees.

Polar Skate Co. founder Pontus Alv had this to say on the release:

“We are stoked to work with Converse CONS on our first collaborative collection, we’ve wanted to create a super-clean Chuck Taylor Pro in suede right from the beginning of working together. They skate really well, they look great and they last”

The Converse Cons X Polar Skate Co. capsule collection is available in limited quantities exclusively in Europe from Friday the 26th of September and will be released globally on Saturday the 4th of October. The collection will be available at the following stockists;

Slam City Skates




Asics Glow In The Dark Pack



The GEL-LYTE III, Gel Saga and the rarely seen GT-Quick silhouettes get a unique rework inspired by the night sky in Asics ‘Glow In The Dark’ Pack.

Each shoe combines premium suede, leather and mesh on the upper with a contrasting white ‘Supernova’ sole. The Gel Lyte III arrives in a deep blue with white detailing, with the Gel Saga reflecting the colours of the night sky with Black and blue accents. Sure to be one that gets the sneaker community excited is the rare GT-Quick which sees moon grey panelling and a red inner added to black, as well as additional detailing including the reflective star pattern and branding which is added to each style.

The Asics ‘Glow In The Dark’ pack are dropping in the UK on the 1st of October and will be available at www.endclothing.co.uk.