New Arrivals

The minds over at UBIQ have been doing a fair bit recently, especially with Asics. Their “Midnight Bloom” Gel Lyte V was an interesting blocking choice and their next installment comes in the form of a GT Cool dubbed “Nightshade”.

The inspiration once again comes from mother nature, with the Nightshade family of plants often being highly toxic. Throughout the middle ages these were used in medicines,¬†hallucinogens and poisons (shout outs to the GoT nerds who thought of “Essence of Nightshade”).

This GT Cool uses it’s inspiration to come out with a fantastic mix of earthy greys, accented with lime green hits and a touch of red. Reflective paneling adds depth whilst the use of a premium nubuck (smooth and perforated) along with rich light grey suede and a traditional nylon split tongue round out the materials.

The UBIQ GT Cool “Night Shade” comes with three lace choices (Green/Black Rope, White and Red flat) and is available now in the online store in very limited quantities. $170.

Along with a re-stock of 337Design skulls we’ve also got this new addition to the lineup. Coming in at around 8″ high the miniature skull drops a jaw bone and looks decidedly more badass for it. Check the online store now for our full range of 337Design goodies.

Mark Mcnairy and Kazuki Kuraishi are back at it with the adidas gang for this season. Working in mainly earthy tones they have both approached two starkly different footwear designs with distinct flavours.

Kazuki worked on the ZX930, a shoe inspired by the adidas ZX450 adds a bit of tech hiking into the mix and dressed up in an array of beige, chocolate brown and navy blue they have a distinctly Kazuki feel to them. Somehow he manages to mix some colours (and some almost-colours) in a way that he only can, giving a different life to a silhouette that would normally be overlooked.

Conversely to Kazuki’s signature hi-tech classics Mark Mcnairy has gone the traditionalist route with a Stan Smith Mid inspired by vintage workboots.

Built from a super heavy-duty high quality leather this mid cut tennis shoe takes on a completely different character. Workboot style laces run through nickel eyelets with the oxblood leather uppers sitting atop an off-white Stan Smith sole unit. The heel tabs feature a deep red leather (matching the lining) and embossed branding with the 84-Lab signature sword heel binding.

 The new adidas 84-Lab footwear is available both in-store and online right now.

adidas has come out all guns blazing for August with a grip of ZX Family footwear dropping all today.

The ZX Flux Weave gets an allover pattern treatment, featuring a predominately black upper with geometric pattern blasting over the whole shoe in contrasting white. This really shows the potential with the woven uppers, meaning that on the medial side the three stripes are overrun with intersecting pattern giving these a really interesting finish.

A new addition to the crew is the ZX Flux Zero, based around adidas’ competition proven Adios running flat. Ditching the original Flux’s Torsion based sole unit the adiprene tooling used on the Zero teamed with the slimmer upper silhouette brings them in at a much lower weight.

The signature heel cage remains albeit not in it’s original plastic guise and the upper on these particular ones is comprised of a woven Nordic pattern. Liberal use of reflective material also adds an extra dose of detail to these, and we’re pretty big fans of the whole shebang.

The ZX5000 RSPN takes cues from the whole ZX line and reworks them in a contemporary mindset. Combined together they create something that had you not been told could have easily slipped through the cracks of the adidas back catalog from the mid 90s. Those wavy panel overlays, pastelle colour hits, heel pull tabs and sock construction sat atop the original Torsion sole tooling all scream 90s and these are damned comfortable to boot.

Not to be left out, the ladies have also received this exclusive colour of the ZX500. A staple for any wardrobe the ZX500 has to epitomise everything good about the early 80s adidas running catalogue. Before there were visible air, pumps and other things to mess up the look of runners things were kept clean and simple. These are online and in store now.

 

The Micropacer is back! After 30 years these still look as futuristic as they did. Done up in one of the original silver colourways these come equipped with the signature pedometer that predates most running shoe computer innovation by decades, not years.

Aside from the obvious gimmick the Micropacer is actually a solid shoe with that lace shield only adding to the spaceship aesthetic that the silver uppers give them. Always a Vegemite shoe, the Micropacer has either become one of your favourite shoes or something to cite when discussing the ugliest creations by adidas. Regardless of opinion (ours is of the “for” variety) this shoe represents a certain time in footwear history better than just about anything. It’d take another decade before there was anything near as futuristic with Reebok’s Pump Fury.

The adidas Micropacer OG is available now in-store and online in very, very limited quantities.

 

Continuing our trend of video ad’s and Cross Trainers; Reebok has also delivered an early 90s do-it-all sneaker. The 1990 Pump AXT returns in 2014 just in time for the current influx of similar footwear and they’re a bit of a favourite around here. Featuring a Pump system in the tongue, Hexalite equipped sole and the classic OG colourways there’s not much you can say about the AXT other than it’s just the way we remember them.

The OG Reebok Pump AXT is available now on the website and in-store.

Available exclusively at Laced in Australia & NZ.

 

 

Just as the Huarache runner and Flight Huarache basketball shoe, the Nike Air Trainer Huarache set about developing Tinker Hatfield’s Water Skiing Boot inspired footwear innovation into a cross training design. Adding a forefoot strap for stability the Huarache Trainer used the same neoprene boot construction and minimalist design that works so well on it’s brethren.

Along with the Flight Huarache the Trainers return this year in an original colourway to school the overnight Huarache fans on something outside of the running realm. The Air Trainer Huarache rewards those who respect this shoe’s heritage, with extreme comfort and wearing them with that signature strap unlatched they come correct with nonchalant swagger. Until the Huarache runner catapulted out of the cult shadows and into the mainstream limelight the whole series has remained a secret to those that know a thing or two about sneakers but hopefully with a bit of time the Air Huarache Trainer will get the same deserved attention. Until then you can set yourself apart from the crowd and get a pair in-store and online now.

New HUF is on deck and it has come packing heat! As the weather begins to warm up you’ll be blessing your stars you got something from this range. Check the full range of tees, hats and socks in-store and online right now.

 

One of the most revolutionary basketball shoes of its time, 1992′s Nike Air Flight Huarache took the newly developed running shoe technology and applied it to the hard court and in turn changed the way everyone thought about basketball footwear.

The stripped down aesthetic threw away all the bells and whistles of the 80s and put the focus purely on performance. The Huarache strap, ankle cage and stripped down sole unit all signaled the intention of Tinker Hatfield’s renegade team; these were built to win. Just like the runners these came sans-Swoosh. With only a tiny bit of branding on the heel the Flight Huarache relied on it’s unique look to distinguish it on and off court.

Even with it’s game-changing look it wouldn’t be until a bunch of college players took a hold of the Flights that things really started getting serious. Michigan University’s players Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King, Ray Jackson aka the “Fab 5″¬† are regarded as the best recruiting class ever and in 1991/92 they brought an on-court swagger that would change how basketball players dressed as well. Long baggy shorts, black socks and a varying array of black Nike footwear bucked the status-quo dress code and when they pulled the Flight Huarache on their feet and hit the court the ill-fated innovative design rose to cult status.

2012 saw the Flight Huarache return albeit equipped with Free sole tooling and although it was a bit of consolation what we have really been waiting for is finally here. Decked out in it’s original white colourway and coming with the correct sole these are a sight for sore eyes.

Available now in very limited quantities, even if most people will scoff at them when they clock the Huarache name and not see a running silhouette. They’re not meant for you if that’s your reaction. Those that understand this shoe’s significance don’t need any explanation.

Local rap phenom; SWILO has been putting in work for a while now and is about to release his new B.A.M.N. mixtape into the world. We have two tickets to giveaway to the official launch this coming Saturday night the 2nd August at the Arena (210 Brunswick St in the Valley). With support from DJ Dzyr, Yung Yanny, Caprice and Gill Bate$ this is shaping up to be a big night! If you want to go along for FREE, it’s simple, all you have to do is be the first into the store to collect the tickets!!!!

This is your chance to check out how it’s going down in your local hip hip scene so make an effort to get down and support this Saturday night!

If you don’t score these and you still want to go we are selling tickets here in the shop for just $15 each! #supportyourlocal