Hey, gidday mates! I’m excited to announce that I’m partnering with Superga on a series of posts this summer showcasing The People’s Shoes of Italy in a variety of looks. If you’ve been reading this bloggy wog for any length of time you might have noticed my predilection for canvas sneakers, but my sneaker colour palette typically runs the gamut from blue to white — with nothing in-between — so for my first effort I wanted to stretch myself a bit and try something new. Enter Superga’s Cotu Classic in Cerise (deep red) — the perfect pop of colour with an all-white-everything ensemble. Not bad, right?Click to Continue!
Hey gidday mates. Since starting this blog I’ve done countless clothing customisation programmes and online shopping experiments and made to measure suiting appointments where you have no idea what the end result is going to be, only for the thing to come out horribly at the tail end; but I don’t think I’ve ever had an experience where the results vastly exceeded my expectations. But this time I won.Click to Continue!
Hey so after I wrote last week’s post about the five shoes you need this winter, I had a bunch of girls contact me and ask me to do one for them. I often get asked to talk more about womenswear and I probably should because I am finding myself far more interested in women’s clothing than men’s of late, largely due to the fact that I have a real life clotheshorse on hand who actually enjoys/tolerates being dragged around department stores and boutiques and forced to try on anything that catches my eye. It’s probably my favourite way toClick to Continue!
Like I mentioned previously, Nike invited me to sit down with one of their designers on Friday and create a one-off custom colourway of the LeBron 11 that’ll be released next month. Holla! I’m not gonna lie, I was entirely unsure of what to do with the shoe — a quick Google search revealed a whole slew of versions that were so high-tech-looking, they resembled Transformers for your feet — and I wanted to design something that I was going to actually wanna wear on the street as well as on the court (I’m a baller for real). My historyClick to Continue!
When I was in my early 20s and still living in New Zealand, there were two things young people would drop crazy money on: sneakers and jeans. This is a country located pretty far away from everywhere, with a small, brand-savvy population and a comparatively weak dollar, so by the time anything covetable hit our shores the price tag would’ve skyrocketed. It wasn’t too far a stretch to throw down $350 on jeans or $300 on shoes, and this was when I was still working retail and earning $14 an hour – how this is possible, I fail to remember.Click to Continue!
New Balance threw an event in Nolita last night to launch their new custom shoe service. I tagged along with Sean Hotchkiss, Jian DeLeon and Noah Emrich of NOVH fame, and was happily surprised to find that all attendees were given a voucher to try it out for themselves. So for the past couple of hours I’ve been reliving my sneaker-obsessed youth and trying to design the perfect New Balance US574 colourway. Every piece of the shoe is customisable, with 23 different colours to choose from, plus you can even get a personalised message embroidered on the heel wrap. HelloClick to Continue!
(Click to enlarge) I seem to be the last person to have heard about these here shoes by the name of Tobe, but that just gives me extra impetus to go along to their pop up store tomorrow. Worn runs from 10am till 7pm at Huffer HQ (42 Greys Ave, Auckland CBD) and will no doubt be a good time filled with shoes and revelry and maybe even some drinks and sausages? Tobe (ah ah ah) perfectly honest, I’m no sneaker freaker, but these ones don’t look too bad. They’re kind of like a cross between Adidas Stan Smith andClick to Continue!
The last three days I’ve been ridiculed, teased, taunted and shunned. Beaten, laughed at, foot tripped and bullied. All by my closest friends, family and collaborators. Why? Because I’ve gone back to my Jewish roots and taken style inspiration from the main man – Jerry Seinfeld (though let’s face it, I bear a closer resemblance to Kramer). I’ve been rocking the SNEANS. Sneakers with jeans. If it’s good enough for the American tourist, it’s good enough for me.Click to Continue!
Image /High Snobiety I have officially just found a replacement for the navy blue chucks I wear everyday. Actually, I am planning on getting these if I can find them in New Zealand, so who knows, I might be rolling three pairs deep fairly soon. Leon at Fabric told me about the Comme Play sneakers about two months ago and I’ve been dying to see them ever since – now, thanks to my mate Helen, I’ll sleep easy tonight. I like the black with red ones, but I don’t wear a single black article of clothing, so I’ll be gettingClick to Continue!
100 metre queue outside Qubic tonight as sneaker fans flock to get their chance to buy one of the thirty pairs of Nike Air Yeezys on sale in New Zealand. Three of the six guys who stayed up all night to get a pair actually got them, including the number one man – who’d been waiting for 30 hours. UPDATE!! As I predicted, the first pair of Air Yeezys in a size nine have gone up on TradeMe for a whopping $1000. Guess who gave me the tip off… Yeap, Simon. I LIKE YOU!Click to Continue!