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Nike SB Nyjah Free 2

Nike SB Nyjah Free 2

July 08, 2020

One of our most popular shoes of 2019 was the Nike SB Nyjah. Nike and the legendary pro skater Nyjah Houston have re-visited the popular shoe, make clever modifications for the new model, Nyjah II. They have kept the innovative zero break-in auxetic outsole and modifying the 360 grip with mesh panels for increased breathability.
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Nike SB Dunk Low 'Blue Fury'

Nike SB Dunk Low 'Blue Fury'

July 07, 2020

Nike SB has a new Dunk Low named 'Blue Fury' (also known as "Blues Clues" after the Nickelodeon cartoon character). It's an eye-catching, bright colourway with a vivid 'Fury Blue' featured on the upper, in a layered combination of nubuck, suede, and mesh.
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Nike Zoom Blazer Low Pro GT

June 23, 2020

Grant Taylor brings fir green and earthy tones to his latest Nike Zoom Low Pro nature-themed colourway. Made with heavy-duty canvas and suede in a deep 'fir tree' green.
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Adidas Tyshawn Jones X Fucking Awesome

June 22, 2020

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Nike SB Dunk Low Pro Muslin

Nike SB Dunk Low Pro Muslin

June 22, 2020

Nike SB's Dunk Low silhouette has had a surge of popularity recently. It's latest release has a warm rust and neutrals 'Muslin' colourway.
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Powell-Peralta: The highs and lows of the legendary skateboard brand

April 09, 2020

Skate culture is a dominant part of pop culture today, with big brands such as Adidas, Nike, Supreme and others constantly elevating and marketing skateboarding. It's a far different scene to modern skateboarding in the 1970s.

The legendary American skateboarding brand Powell Peralta formed in 1978, in the early days of modern skateboarding, and is still producing innovative skateboards, wheels, clothing, and accessories today. It was formed between engineer George Powell and professionally skateboarder Stacy Peralta.

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Stüssy: The independent streetwear label's popularity and success

April 07, 2020

Shawn Stüssy began creating surfboards in California, 1980, that combined gestural shapes in a playful graphic style. He referenced and drew inspiration from reggae, punk and new wave music. Each board marked with his now-iconic signature with a broad-tipped black marker. The graffiti-style on the signature Stüssy brand logo was a homage to his creative uncle, the abstract painter Jan Frederick Stüssy.
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Vans: Success from sticking to the key classic styles

April 06, 2020

Vans has become a staple of American footwear, a brand on the same level as much older brands such as Converse (which is twice as old) and larger brands such as Nike (which is almost ten times as large). It's a brand that has had its ups and downs, including filing for bankruptcy protection, but found it's brand strength in authenticity.
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Louie Lopez's signature pro Converse CONS shoe

April 03, 2020

Professional American skater Louie Lopez developed his signature shoe with Converse last year and has proved to be a popular choice amongst skateboarders worldwide.
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Dr. Martens: The authentic boot brand with attitude

April 02, 2020

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Fjällräven: The cult Swedish outdoor bag brand with a interesting history

Fjällräven: The cult Swedish outdoor bag brand with a interesting history

April 01, 2020

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Australian brand Impala's retro rollerskate success

March 30, 2020

Rollerskating was a hugely popular past-time dating back to the late 1930s, and due to the popular tv series Euphoria and the empowering roller derby scene has since seen a resurgence.
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