New Arrivals

Good news folks! We have just received a re-stock of our best selling gear from The North Face. Back in stock we have the damn near indestructible Base Camp Duffels as well as the go-anywhere Hot Shot backpacks.

Perfect for those cold mornings / nights; the Half Dome pullover hoods in blue and black won’t break the bank at just $90 but are guaranteed to keep you warm this winter.

And last but definitely not least the mighty Venture jackets are back in all their water and windproof glory! At just $150 this is all you need to keep you dry in much worse conditions than Brisbane can throw at you. If you missed out on your size last time round make sure you get into store ASAP or you can cop in our online shop HERE. Happy camping!

 

 

The New Balance 997 is back this season in it’s signature grey palette but this time NB’s worked a bit of colour to set things off. Featuring accents set in black, red and a hint of yellow they’re a fair bit more poppy than the original’s drab grey attire (not that we dislike that in any way).

Crafted in the mighty USA these maintain the lofty standards that these premium releases have set before, with a rich nubuck suede sitting against NB’s traditional synthetic suede, full-grain leather and a hint of reflectivity for good measure.

The NB 997HL is the classic recipie we’ve come to love with an added hint of spice, kind of like a cheeseburger with a stack of Jalapenos added in. These are available in-store and online now and we rate them very highly.

 

Vans have teamed up with legends of the street Stussy once again to release a collection of shoes featuring some re-released archival patterns. The Sk8-Hi gets the classic 8 Ball treatment, an OG Style 36 has Stussy tribal vibes and the Era cops a Skull & Bones motif from the early 90s clothing range. Each model is available in-store and online in very limited numbers, don’t sleep ’cause once they’re gone they wont be coming back.

 

Vans’ Sk8-Hi model is a favourite around here, we’re not ones to dislike the lower cut originals but the lines of that 90s skate classic seem to resonate with us all the bit more. One of the slightly annoying things with these has been the ritual involved with putting them on, as with most basic high cut shoes to slip your foot in requires unlacing nearly the whole shoe which if we’re honest can get a bit tedious time after time. Luckily the boffins at Vans realised that first-world problem and created the Sk8-Hi Zip for those of us that don’t posses the time or patience to put on the originals.

Sticking a zipper on the heel means that you don’t need to even touch the laces when it comes time to slip out of these after a long day of radness, instead you just unzip and relax. Not content with simply updating the design the Vault crew took the original (and best) black/white colourway and reworked it in premium materials through the use of smooth leather, nubuck and hints of suede. Coming with either white leather laces or waxed black numbers these are one of the best SK8-Hi’s we’ve clocked in a long time.

The Sk8 Mid isn’t a silhouette we see ’round these parts very often but seeing the fit and finish of these two leather numbers raises questions as to why we don’t get them more.

Done up in either black or “Potting Brown” the quality of the leathers used on these is impressive. Using tan accents to provide a bit of contrast and a bit of tweed lining to really push home the “mature” vibes the real star remains the leather swathing the uppers. Sitting on an off-white sole it’s really a matter of whether you want to go the nero route or brand out into the world of brown, either way you’re on a winner here.

The Old Skool has been a welcome addition to the Vans lineup of late. Coming here in it’s “Mid Skool” guise in Cherry Red with some bright white accents for a classic colour combination these along with all the previously mentioned Vans range is available in-store and online now.

Shaq is baq! Well we’ve seen the Shaqnosis and the original Shaq Attaq but now it’s time for one of the most badass Shaq models in the form of the Shaq Attaq IV!

The IVs came correct with just about everything you want from a shoe related to the big man, with Instapump bladder, heel strap, Hexalite equipped sole, crazy lacing system and a classic Orlando colourway.

One change from the OG is the addition of this nifty pump ball that clips onto the Instapump valve replacing the CO2 canister that popped so many bladders and caused shipping issues for a whole bunch of people. The extra kicker is now you get an awesome stress ball to play with.

The Shaq Attaq IV is available in-store and online right now, but stock is incredibly low so you’d best jump on ‘em before they’re ghost.

The Instapump Fury returns in a non-OG colourway as well, although the colours are actually the same used on the originals albeit arranged differently. These are part of a larger collection of shoes dubbed the “Pump Respect” pack, all of which feature the same colourway amongst 5 of Reebok’s most heralded Pump models.

Going for a predominately black upper things are definitely a bit more tame than the original Fury but all of the amazing details still remain under that dark facade. These are available in very limited numbers right now in-store and online.

 

New Balance is back in town for winter and the colour palette is suitably wintery. Starting things off with a new colourway of the powerhouse 990 from 1983, this is the first version of the shoe that we’ve had which moves away from the OG colour blocking. Featuring the same dark grey upper as the original it supliments white accents for hits of black and fire red. The heel even cops a whack of reflectivity for good measure. As always these are constructed in the U.S of A and reflect the premium materials and finish that everyone has come to love from the American made products.

This season sees the return of the NB 530, an early 90s runner that has lived on in the memories of devoted New Balance nerds. Featuring a wicked sectioned ENCAP sole unit and a killer original colourway of purple on white the 530 is reminding a whole new bunch of people how strong New Balance’s early 90s running selection was. Backed up with some heel branding, a swathe of breathable mesh and the biggest NB logo we reckon we’ve ever seen on a tongue these are absolute bangers for the warmer weather that’s on the way. Don’t sleep!

Keeping on the early 90s running tip the 850 is back again as well, many of you probably remember it when there were a bunch of colourways a few years back (as well as Sneaker Freaker’s Skippy version) and this black/red/teal joint is bangin’. The speckled Oreo midsole really sets the whole thing off elevating them into the stratosphere!

The 1600 has garnered quite a following in the last few years amongst our regulars and given the technical prowess of this shoe when it originals dropped it’s understandable why. Moving on the from the 1500 things got significantly more performance focused with the 1600, featuring a chunk of the new (at the time) ABZORB foam seen on the 998 which adds a shed-load more cushion compared to the previous ENCAP and that paneling and chunked up silhouette injected some much needed beef to NB’s range.

This Elite Edition is part of the “Detective Pack” which we’re not sure what that means but judging by the use of beige, brown and olive we’d hazard a guess at them being inspired by the general garb of the typical Detective/Private Eye in classic movies. Regardless of the inspiration these are a surefire winner.

For the ladies we’ve also received a nice basic 574, done up in the ever-great grey/turquoise colourway you can’t really go wrong. The use of a few white and light grey hits really makes them pop though.

These along with all the NB’s we’ve featured are available both in-store and online right now.

The Reebok Blacktop Battleground Pump is back! It’s all ’93 around here with the AM93s and these arriving withing days of each other. Looking at our shoe wall at the moment definitely cements the idea that early to mid 90s footwear is definitely coming strong this year.

The Blacktop is a shoe that plenty of us remember, how could you forget that insane upper panelling combined with those patterns and triangular cutouts? This version you see is one of the original release colourways that dropped alongside the blacks and whites which most remember a bit more. Featuring a pump in the tongue and 100,000 points of awesomeness the Blacktop Pump is available in stupid limited numbers in-store and online right now.

*Funny side-note, the Blacktop commercial (and some other early Reebok ad’s) were created by the explosion-loving director Michael Bay!

Nike has served up a fresh batch of Roshe Runs this season, coming in three varying shades of desaturation. For the ladies there’s a Black/White alongside Grey/Black print-laden uppers which is shared with the guys along with a predominately black upper version sitting atop a light grey sole unit.

These are literally selling out as we type this so if you’re chasing a pair we’d suggest acting now before they’re all gone.

Alongside the footwear we’ve also got a new piece of clothing from Nike utilizing their new Tech Fleece fabric. Nike Tech Fleece is an innovative thermal construction that merges jersey with a synthetic spacer, allowing body heat to be trapped to create warmth without adding weight. The jumper is smooth on both the inside and out, giving them a unique feel when you’re wearing it. These are a great basic piece for your wardrobe and they’re available in-store and online now.

The Nike Air Max ’93 is lookin’ damned good for a 21 year old shoe, but for something that debuted so many of Nike’s most innovative ideas it’s pretty understandable that they would hold up well over time. The most defining feature of the AM93 would definitely be that full-wrap air bubble out back, but they also debuted Dynamic Fit technology in the Air Max series as well.

One of the best things about this particular model is the fact that it remains a personal favourite of it’s designer (and creator of Visible Air) Tinker Hatfield.

Seen here in the original white/black/turquoise colourway there’s not much you can say about the Air Max 93 without melting into a puddle of excitement. One of the most in-your-face air bubbles before full-length air became the norm for the flagship Air Maxes the sock-like fit paired with it’s striking colour blocking make the ’93 pretty hard to ignore.

For too long the AM93 has been hard to get a hold of, aside from a few retro releases around the time of the History Of Air celebration the ’93 has remained more of a seasoned Air Max fan’s shoe. The Burst retro a few years back lent a bit of hope for those wishing to see this huge air bubble return to shelves more widely and now we can celebrate as it’s here and looking great as ever!

Seasoned heads might be aware that ’93s have fit notoriously big in previous iterations but this time things are a bit more normalised, with it being possible to go half a size down if you prefer a snug fit but true-to-size should serve you well on these.

The Air Max 93 is available in-store and online right now, ranging from US8 – US13 with a few half sizes thrown in for good measure. We tried to get a few pairs of these to make sure everyone had a chance at these because they’re too good to miss out on.

This coming Saturday we’ll be getting the next Jordan in-line for release. This actually marks the first time we’ve stocked the Air Jordan III and starting things off with this Wolf Grey version is a good beginning. Full details regarding release will follow later this week but for now you can assume that numbers will be strictly limited with in-store release Saturday at 10am and any remaining pairs will be online midday.