Converse has redesigned its iconic canvas basketball shoe – the Chuck Taylor All Star –
to appeal to a growing audience of non-sports-playing sneaker fans
in the music, fashion, arts and design industries.
“Since its debut in 1917, the Chuck Taylor All Star has become one of the world’s
most celebrated sneakers, with fans, artists and musicians adopting the brand
as a badge of creativity and self-expression,” said a statement from Converse,
the 100-year-old American shoe company now owned by Nike.
“The Chuck Taylor All Star II is designed to meet the demands of the creative
lifestyle and is built for the next generation of self-expression.”
The original design’s rubber toe-cap, All Star ankle patch and textured foxing –
the white rubber strip that connects the sole to the canvas upper – have all been retained.
A sole liner has been added to cushion the wearer’s feet and provide arch support
using Nike’s Lunarlon foam material, which has been a key feature in a number
of its most successful recent basketball shoe designs. A strip of padding has been added
around the collar of the shoe, and the tongue has been given a non-slip finish.
A perforated artificial micro-suede upper liner has also been introduced to
help prevent the wearer’s feet from getting too hot and sweaty.
The redesign is available in both a classic high-top style, and a low-cut version –
with a rectangular patch at the top of the tongue – and is available in black,
red, blue and all-white for its first release today, 28th July.
Nike designer Tinker Hatfield declared earlier this year that he expects self-lacing shoes like those seen in “Back to the Future: Part II” to
become reality by 2015, which also happens to be the future year the
time-travelingMichael J. Fox flick is set in. It looks like a Kickstarter project has gotten a jump on Nike by introducing Powerlace, an auto-lacing shoe technology.
The new Powerlace auto-lacing system is the most effective means of tying shoelaces the hands-free way.
The mere insertion of the foot automatically engages the lacing system’s mechanism.
The activation of the small lever found at the lower rear end of the shoe unlocks the power system. It’s really that simple! The total energy required for
the lacing system’s mechanism is provided for by the weight of one’s body.The Powerlace shoe has been extensively tested in laboratories and has been subject to
the wear and tear conditions when in actual use. The easy and adjustable tension design system guarantees the best fit, the best comfort, every time!
It’s not like auto-lacing shoes are a necessity for living, but they do have an undeniable cool factor based on the cachet of Marty McFly’s Air Mags.
Converse debuts its Fall 2014 Converse All Star collection featuring new silhouettes and elevated detailing.
Featuring a sleek monochromatic look, the new Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Rubber
protects from rainy day weather and music festival mud pits.
The classic silhouette has been reinvented with a more durable and indestructible rubber material
to suit anyweather for any style. The entire upper is made up of the water resistant rubber,
while your feet stay warm with a soft fleece lining.
The collection has dropped in 7 color ways including an all white silhouette for the daredevils.
Buy your pair of Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Rubber HERE.
We are loving our newest styles of Hype. trainers! Any of these great patterns will brighten up any outfit this winter.
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We are so excited to now be stocking the ever popular brand Hype.
HYPE. began in Summer of 2011, when the UK weather, for once, was good! Two friends, both on summer breaks from University, decided they wanted to spend their holiday doing something more than just kicking back and relaxing. With an understanding of retail and business from previous jobs and a fascination with independent clothing companies, creating a brand was high on the cards. After a week of late nights, copious amounts of Monster Energy and the odd bottle of rum; these two friends had created the beginning of HYPE.
They set to work on the foundations of the company, quickly and efficiently building a powerful string of social networks with nothing more than word of mouth. HYPE. launched its first designs; a lighter inscribed with the statement: ‘Get Your Own Fucking Lighter’ and a range of ‘alternative’ designs; a modified Einstein, Monroe and Elvis on separate t-shirts.
With the initial idea of investing £200 each into the first range, the lads were shocked, when after entering a competition with just minutes to spare they won 100 free t-shirts to be printed. This was thanks to the help of their current following, by choosing their design to win an online merchandise competition. This happened twice more… With three designs printed and fully stocked and a unique lighter design bought with the initial investment, the boys were on a roll. The drop was announced for a Sunday at 8 PM and was well anticipated by their following. By midnight all t-shirts were sold out. They couldn’t believe it. With a response so rapid and overwhelming; the lads spent day and night sending out orders, restocking products, responding to their online following and creating new designs.
The HYPE. had begun.
Fast forward 3 months and HYPE. has moved out of the bedroom and taken up premises in Leicester, to house the expansion of the fresh, growing company. Now whilst able to look over production closely, house more products, create an office space for friends to come and help, they knew they were on the right track. With their Autumn/Winter ’11 collection primed, photographed and laid out on a brand new website, the next drop hit bigger and better. A successful first night made sure the following month was filled with promise; a key stockist ‘FootAsylum’ came on board, the A/W ’11 collection sold fast and they took the chance to exhibit at festivals around the UK.
With the first few months a distant, but close, memory; these two friends continue to push the boundaries and venture ever higher. HYPE. is now stocked in Independent stores across the UK, Europe and further internationally!” – hypeclothinguk.bigcartel.com
We are very lucky to be one of the few retailers that will be stocking Etnies early Spring 2014 release of their new ultra-lightweight, durable and high impact evolution foam trainers. This new style, Scout, is brand new for Spring 2014, has a fully-lined inner and breathable uppers, an exposed STI evolution foam midsole with rubber pods, STI Foam Lite Level 1 footbed, a TPU welded rep bar and elastic heel for comfort and support. Wow, and breath…I know, a lot to take in, this is why you need to watch this space for these amazing shoes COMING VERY SOON!
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