This is a repost of some text written a while ago. We think that the sentiment is timeless and adidas's decision to rerelease a real Forum for its 30th anniversary is something worth celebrating. Deluged as we are with previews, retrospectives, forced heritage and the misguided notion that age...

Posted by, Gary Warnett on 21 November 2014


The Nike Escape concept is a moment in the brand's history that used to be strictly for those in the know. It debuted in 1988 as a curious precursor to Foot Locker's beloved Limited Edition line (there was plenty of crossover) and seems vaguely tied to the following year's ACG collection in...

Posted by, Gary Warnett on 21 November 2014

The adidas Tubular was a technology that never actually caught on in its day. For some reason, external pump devices were considered useful back in 1993, but even we susceptible youths never really engaged, even though the Tubular II was a good-looking design. Now we can concede that it...

Posted by, Gary Warnett on 19 November 2014

Is anyone testing Garbstore on the collaboration front when it comes to creativity? Ian Paley's team make us want to hang our heads in shame, because the majority of us see Reebok's shoes in monotone — we're too locked in reverence for these familiar forms. One colour in nubuck, a gum sole and a...

Posted by, Gary Warnett on 18 November 2014
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