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Concept shoes rarely have a middle ground — they're either good or bad. We still believe that a shoe should stand alone on aesthetic merit before the storytelling stuff arrives. Halloween shoes can be amazing when they're done right (Dunk Lo Pro Bs, furry or split coloured AF1s and a particularly...

Posted by, Gary Warnett on 29 October 2014

The adidas EQT Guidance is the definition of a fan favourite, yet adidas haven't rinsed the original colourways on it yet. We're still not sure about collaborations with EQT (unless they're for charity, because we can't knock that sort of thing) because the whole project was introduced in 1991 because ...

Posted by, Gary Warnett on 28 October 2014

How many shoe designers get to put their name to their creation? Not too many (if you only applied the colours and materials, it doesn't count). It's a testament to his good work and cool sounding name that Kayano-San shared his name with this masterful performance favourite when it launched in 1993. Looking closer at the best of ASICS' 1990s output, it's...

Posted by, Gary Warnett on 27 October 2014

The adidas City Series remains the stuff of legend, but we always find that we don't know enough about these shoes beyond the fact they're sought-after and instantly recognisable in their colours (the word 'colourway' doesn't suit classic adidas like this). The adidas Bern, with its suede upper and ...

Posted by, Gary Warnett on 24 October 2014

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