New Arrivals

We know that a lot of you have been hanging out for the Made in Italy version of the N.9000 ever since we made it known that we were stocking this heritage sportswear brand. We are pretty happy to share the first version of this shoe with the release of the Solebox “Ferro”.

Remaking the classic runner for the modern day, the fetching pair builds on colorways inspired by the Venetian Gondola. Crafted from premium kangaroo leather, a light blue base adorns the upper and is overlaid by grey suede panels at the forefoot, quarter and vamp. Alcantara lining continues the sneaker’s luxe motifs, while reflective silver ballistic mesh adds to the sneaker’s bold look. The tonal grey hits are furthered onto the midsole, providing contrast to the classic white rubber sole

Available only in very limited quantity, this model is a “Made in Italy” remake of the N.9000,1990 running shoe. As usual the Solebox Diadora N.9000 will be available first in-store at 10am this Saturday, February 28 with any remaining stock online at midday via our online store.

Diadora N.9000 x Solebox “Ferro” – $280.

10 Pairs = 1×6.5US, 1x8US, 1×8.5US, 1x9US, 1×9.5US, 1x10US, 1×10.5US, 1×11.5US, 1x12US, 1x13US.

 

The Swoosh is back with a trio of new shoes for your feets including a new player on our block by the way of Flyknit Free Chukkas. Although they’re similar to the Lunar Flyknit Chukka from a few years back the Free versions (obviously) uses a different sole unit.

Gone is the fat Lunarlon equipped sole in place of the instantly recognisable “teeth” of the Free technology. What you lose in all-round squishyness you get back in the form of a lighter more flexible and responsive shoe.

The Dunk Hi CMFT has been a revelation for many loves of the on-court and off-court classic, reworking them into a much more comfortable and supportive fit is never going to be a disadvantage. For this version things are kept super simple with a black/white colourway using the texture of suede and croc embossed leather to add detail.

Not only do the ladies get included in this delivery but they (arguably) get one of the nicest Air Max 1 colourways we’ve seen in a white to boot! Keeping it pretty low-key with a black/grey palette but it’s touches like the not-so-quite-white midsole and subtle safari pattern on the black panels that really sell us on this version.

Check all three in-store and online now.

 

Ya boi Kazuki is back on deck for 2015 with some new goodness for yo’ hoodness. Teaming up with the CLOT crew to create the Superstar 80s you see before your peepers, featuring uppers created from a tri-layer camouflage.

What this entails is 3 layers of mesh overlaid carrying a colour of the pattern each, a brown base layer sits below an olive green with black on the very top. The final effect is like none we’ve seen on a piece of footwear before.

The remaining panels are constructed with a full-grain black leather, finished atop an off-white sole and shell.

The adidas Superstar 80s by 84-Labs for CLOT will be available in store from 10am Saturday February 21 and if there are any left they will be available in our online store from midday. Limited numbers!!!

adidas Superstar 80s by 84-Labs Retrograde Resistance for CLOT – $170

6 Pairs = 2x US8, 2x US9, 2x US10.

 

The brand that everyone loves to mis-pronounce is back again with a few injection styles in February. Whilst everyone else seems obsessed with black and white the break in monotony with a helping of colour is much welcomed.

The GRID 9000 gets a minty colour scheme whilst the Shadow Original is done up in cream. Not probably the nicest culinary combination but these two go well together.

Get them in-store and online now.

 

For The Homies “Drake” tees available in-store and online now…

Landing just today from Asics is a pair of Gel Kayano Trainers that some of us around here have been hanging out for. On the surface things are pretty simple, with each opposing pair being presented in either all-black or all-white (aside from some contrasting details). But what seems simple is so much more…

The Kayano is a shoe that we’re really fond of around here, the comfort on this shoe paired with the game-changing hi-tech looks of this 1994 revolution mean that there’s so much to look at. From the signature rubber cage to the heel cap or the ultra-aggressive profile the Kayano Trainer has to be one of the most underrated shoes to drop in the last few years.

Devoid of any real colour blocking variation instead these monotone creations let the varying materials and panel overlay/underlay interactions create the point of interest. For those who are fans of nerding out over the technical aspects of a shoe these really let you appreciate the beauty of the original Kayano. For the hypebeasts out there these are two monotone black or white shoes that are probably the most comfortable ones you’ll ever wear. Either way these are fantastic and available in-store and online now.

Arriving a week later than it’s Dark Green brother this all-grey Gel Lyte V continues the Asics tradition of late by dropping a very solid general release colourway. Things are pretty much exactly the same as the green version except rendered in the different hue. These are available in-store and online right now so you can grab them before they fade into oblivion.

 

With all the madness surrounding adidas at the moment it’s pretty easy to completely forget stuff. It’s pretty crazy to think that Tubular only launched a few months ago but with the amount of information flowing through our brains every day it seems like years.

When it dropped the Tubular featured a fully futuristic tech’d out synthetic upper harking back to the 80s tech runners of the adidas archives. For 2015 they take it even further back, kickin’ it old school with some moccasin influence in the form of the Tubular Moc Runner.

Forgoing the synthetic materials for the real deal the lush suede and leather on the uppers really softens the whole shoe, along with the moccasin stitch toebox. While the Tubular Runner is clean and crisp, screaming 21st century the Moc Runner is more of a relaxed introduction to this new sole unit. We find ourselves drawing similarities to the Visvim FBT, a shoe that at the time was quite revolutionary in bringing two opposing mindsets together so cohesively.

The adidas Tubular Moc Runner is available now in a simple black/white colourway both in-store and online.

 

Le Coq Sportif digs back into their archive to reveal a new model to their retro lineup. The R 800 is our newest addition to the LCS range and we might argue that this has immediately become our favourite! Coming in at a step below the R 1000 on the 1991 LCS performance footwear ladder the R 800 uses the same sole unit as it’s big brother but it’s the upper that is the real difference.

The R 800 uses more flowing, dynamic overlays compared to the higher tier model and we really dig the mesh inlays and large thermoplastic top eyelet. The tongue also forgoes the traditional stitched on tag for a giant Le Coq Sportif logo front and center, nothing like a hit of bold branding to bring home that 90s look.

Through lack of time and a hazy memory we can’t recall if both colourways here are originals, we’re sure that the “Galet” version with white/grey accented by hot pink is an OG but the “Dress Blues” might be a contemporary take although we are inclined to believe that too is from the archive.

The Le Coq Sportif R 800 is available now both in-store and online for $150. Don’t sleep, these first-round releases tend to be forgotten and then you spend years chasing them down later on…

 

This season we welcome Japanese brand; Magic Stick to our lineup. Using a strong music background as inspiration for their product they emphasize timeless design over “fast fashion” to create a classic long-lasting aesthetic. Having collaborated with the likes of Billionaire Boys Club, 40oz NYC and Porter, Magic Stick are well known for using up-and-coming musical talent such as the Flatbush Zombies for their lookbooks.

Out first delivery from the brand focuses on accessories with a bandana, array of socks and the Cuban Chain lace jewels for your sneakers. Check the full range of Magic Stick in-store or online and stay tuned for updates on future releases coming soon.