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Japanese Prestige : New Brand Taion

New Brand Taion – Merging Japanese Quality With Modern Construction

New to the scene and promptly joining our prestigious list of stocked brands, Taion is making shockwaves in the industry. Meaning ‘body temperature’ in Japanese, this Tokyo based brand thrives on breaking boundaries and setting the standard in the industry, constantly challenging expectations with masterful clothing that can take you from the streets to the hill tops.

Taion Gilets

Specialising in down-filled garments, Taions’ detail orientated approach to construction allows for lightweight and breathable padding, teamed with AC coating to the outers to prevent feather blowout. Quality is key, with high density nylon used through their collection to provide water and stain resistance, perfect for producing clothing that can go with you for a lifetime.

Taion Padded JacketWith versatility directing their design flow, each garment is made to serve more than how it appears. With reversible garments taking you from casual fleece to a padded jacket, Taion takes classic silhouettes to a whole new level. Signature to the brand, they boast collapsable constructions, allowing for heightened adaptability for whether you’re hiking up a mountain or want to pack your jacket away on your commute to work. With Taion, quality and versatility is key.

Taion FleeceShop the all new Taion collection online now at Aphrodite.

 

Right Hand Jacket Parajumpers

Staff Knowledge Share: Parajumpers Right Hand Jacket

The Parajumpers Right Hand Jacket Explained

The new kid on the block in terms of our roster but sure to make an instant impression thanks to its unparalleled practicality, American outerwear specialist Parajumpers could very well be your next go-to when it comes to buying an indispensable winter staple and expert Aphrodite Sales Assistant Mykal is here to tell you why the Parajumpers ‘Right Hand’ jacket should be a strong contender when whittling your favourite jackets down.

Parajumpers at Aphrodite

Backstory & Construction:

Based on the mantra ‘that others may live’, in 2005 Parajumpers was launched by Massimo Rosseti – a fully-fledged design veteran in the outerwear realm. Inspired by a chance meeting with a serving member of the Alaskan 210th Rescue Squadron, Rosseti set about curating a functional jacket collection that truly pushed the boundaries of innovation.

Taking reference from the extreme rescue and recovery missions that the dedicated men and women of the 210th Rescue Squadron undertake, Parajumpers jackets are tailor made for unpredictable conditions and far-flung destinations across the globe.

The Parajumpers Right Hand jacket is particularly suited to inclement weather and the construction can prove it. Made from a robust nylon oxford fabric, its exterior has undergone a special treatment that makes it both dirt and rain resistant while also boasting inner lamination for enhanced protection. Taped seams at the hood, shoulders and armholes further increase its will to withstand heavy wind and rain.

With a fill rating of 700, the silhouette is superlatively thermal and is formulated with a ratio of 90% down and 10% feathers (sourced responsibly as a byproduct) and although many factors can determine an individual’s need for insulation, this jacket has a certified Parajumpers temperature rating of 3 which is considered very high and wholly appropriate for colder climates. Aspects which may affect internal heat production include – activity levels – such as climbing – and strong, high-speed winds.

Trimmed with a coyote fur ruff sourced from Canada, which can be detached based on your own personal preference, the Right Hand jacket comes detailed with an assortment of pocket space, comprising a roomy cargo pocket that’s lined with mesh, two cosy handwarmer pockets, a secure interior pocket and a zippered sleeve pocket residing with pride next to the iconic PJS patch.

Signed off with the Parajumpers signature – the famous and highly technical snap-hook neck for a fully functional feel – the garment’s completed with faux shearling at the inner collar for an ultra soft finish on the skin while ribbed cuffs work to lock in essential heat on the arms.

Parajumpers Fit & Sizing:

  • The Parajumpers Right Hand jacket currently runs in size M – XXL at Aphrodite.
  • We recommend selecting your usual size in this silhouette as it is deemed a regular fit.

 

Parajumpers Right Hand Jacket

 

Garment Care:

Although machine washable – where you can, we would avoid running this jacket through the washing machine as it can affect the even distribution of the down internally. Instead, buff subtle marks by hand on the outer.

Alternative:

The Gobi jacket by Parajumpers is cheaper than the Right Hand at a price of £775. Visually, this alternative is almost a carbon copy of the Right Hand jacket, however, it runs slightly shorter at the hem – sitting directly on the hips unlike its counterpart which resides further down. Available in black and bush green colourways, it’s part of the brand’s Masterpiece collection and is designed to take on the harshest outdoor excursions.

Available now in-store and online at Aphrodite, the Parajumpers Right Hand jacket is £839.

Canada Goose Chilliwack Jacket

Staff Knowledge Share: Canada Goose Chilliwack Bomber Jacket

The Canada Goose Chilliwack Bomber Jacket Explained 

When it comes to designer knowledge and the finer details of various Aphrodite items, few people are wiser in the area than our very own store staff. The Aphrodite ‘Staff Knowledge Share’ series offers our team members the chance to share their expertise on a wide range of luxury brands that call our roster home and this week it’s Jorge’s turn to explore the Canada Goose Chilliwack Bomber Jacket. Fiercely durable and guaranteed to keep you toasty when the weather takes a turn for the worse, let’s find out what Sales Assistant Jorge knows about this iconic design.

Canada Goose Jacket

Backstory & Construction:

Currently available in black and royal blue (Polar Bear Institute) colourways, with red, olive and graphite versions served up seasonally, the Chilliwack Bomber jacket is a personal favourite with Aphrodite customers. Though nowhere near as bitter as the Arctic, from which the brand continually draws inspiration, up here in the North of England things can turn pretty cold, pretty quickly, which is why jackets of this thermal caliber are well-loved in the region.

Crafted with a robust polycotton outer that’s sure to resist general wear and tear, plus heavy abrasions, it’s lined with nylon which makes it efficient in gliding on top of base layers for that extra swatch of warmth. Additionally, the Chilliwack boasts a fill power rating of 625, therefore meriting the silhouette immensely insulating. More specifically, the utilised duck down has approximately two million fluffy filaments that interlock and overlap with each ounce, creating warming pockets of air while worn through in testing temperatures. CG certifies the design appropriate for the most extreme conditions with a temperature gage of -10°C to -20°C.

A removable fur ruff is featured at the hood. The fur has been ethically sourced in North America and its purpose is to diminish air flow; instead framing the face and creating turbulent warm air within the hood which directly retains head and neck heat. This retention is further functioned with wiring set within the hood which provides stability and structure.

Water-resistant and imbued with Arctic Tech®, the shell of the garment features a zip closure and storm flap, four fleece-lined pockets with an extra zip pocket situated on the sleeve and ribbed trims for locking in body heat. With functionality firmly on side, Canada Goose complete the jacket’s exterior with some colourful details, including the signature red, white and blue disc logo, coupled alongside monikers placed at the zipper and bottom left pocket.

Canada Goose Fit & Sizing:

When investing in a jacket of the Chilliwack’s stature we know how important it is for our customers to be sure that they’re ordering the right size, which is why we’ve detailed some sizing advice in the notes below.

  • The Canada Goose Chilliwack Bomber runs from sizes S to XXL here at Aphrodite.
  • From past experience, we’ve found that our own customers tend to drop one size down to their normal size as the Chilliwack’s construction can be fairly generous. However, if you’re happy to take the time to test various sizes, we always recommend starting with your usual size.

Caring for the Canada Goose Chilliwack Bomber Jacket:

  • Dry clean only. Remove fur ruff before dry cleaning to avoid damage.
  • Do not machine wash.
  • As a standard, Canada Goose offer a lifetime guarantee if the product is faulted by themselves – offering to repair or replace the jacket if damaged.

 

Canada Goose Chilliwack

 

Adds Ons & Alternatives:

The Chilliwack Bomber Jacket can be paired with an array of CG accessories to ensure that your look is uniform from head to toe. Here at Aphrodite we stock a selection of Canada Goose hats & scarves in an assortment of colours for your liking.

If you’re unable to secure the size you need in the Chilliwack, we think the Canada Goose Wyndham Parka is a great alternative. Priced slightly higher at £895, it’s formulated with all of the same elements of the Chilliwack – just losing the bomber’s ribbed hemline and also opting for a new snap fastening.

Priced at £850, the Canada Goose Chilliwack Bomer Jacket is now available online and in-store at Aphrodite.

Seasonal Layering Pieces

Autumn Winter Layering Pieces At Aphrodite

Seasonal Layering Pieces

Cooler climes are fast approaching which means it’s time for you to forget about those easy-breezy summer styles in favour of something more substantial. Given the precarious nature of British weather, we recommend stocking up on plenty of layering pieces for the purpose of a rainy day. The good news for you is that we’ve recently found ourself in possession of several stellar layering must-haves. Check out some of our favourites for the AW20 season below, we’re positive they won’t disappoint.

Ami Funnel Neck Sweater

Ami Funnel Neck Sweater

Made with love in Portugal, this slouchy knit arrives courtesy of Alexandre Mattiussi’s Parisian label, Ami. Sure to be a great addition to your winter rotation, it’s crafted from pure wool which means it’s guaranteed to feel super-soft on the skin. An intricate intarsia knitting technique has been employed at the chest to articulate the brand’s statement-making ‘Ami de Coeur’ logo while oversized trims frame the neckline, cuffs and hem for a snug and extra-defined fit.

 

Canada Goose Freestyle Crew Vest

Canada Goose Freestyle Vest

A contemporary update on a classic Canada Goose design – the brand’s iconic Freestyle Crew Vest is realised here in a striking camouflage colourway. Boasting slightly slimmer proportions than the original, this reworked rendition is ideal for gliding over autumnal base layers. It’s constructed with an 80/20 duck down ratio, in turn, offering the wearer a superlatively thermal silhouette. Functional add ons include a shielding zip closure with storm flap, two suede-lined handwarmer pockets, a draping of sumptuous suede to the inner collar, complete with branded CG accents fixed throughout.

 

Moncler Fleece

Moncler Fleece

Logomania is alive and well for Autumn Winter 20 as Moncler has so boldly testified with this cosy offering. Dubbed the ‘Maglia’ fleece, the beauty of this eye-catching design is that it’s reversible which means you’re actually receiving two looks for the price of one. Prepped to switch up your style within a moment’s notice, opt to embrace its emblazoned side if you’re in the mood for making a statement, meanwhile, a pared-back black shell sits subtly underneath for a more pared-back approach. Extra details include a rubberised Moncler plaque, two-way zipper and a set of handwarmer pockets.

 

Patagonia 3 in 1 Parka

Patagonia Parka

A favourite with adventure seekers and city-goers alike, Patagonia’s 3 in 1 parka is designed to withstand the test of time. Certain to breeze through a plethora of harsh weather conditions, its hybrid construction deems it appropriate for any autumn-winter outing you have planned as it can be worn a total of three ways. You can choose to wear this design as a waterproof shell, as a padded coat or as an insulating parka. Boasting a mountaineering level of storm protection, the outer shell features a protective zip/snap fastening and four front pockets for keeping your possessions safe. The inner liner is quilted to boost the jacket’s thermal aptitude while two further pockets are featured at the waist with a snug serving of fleece internally. Thanks to the fusion of both these components, a warming parka is presented as the third and final option.

 

Stone Island Chambers Jacket

Stone Island Chambers Jacket

Donning a muted mauve colourway, the Stone Island Chambers jacket will be a superb companion for braving the colder months with. True to the brand’s cutting-edge philosophy, this outerwear piece utilises a fairly fresh and innovative down filling technique, whereby feather padding is directly injected into chambers within the silhouette – allowing the wearer to seamlessly harness heat across the entire upper body. Garment dyed in Stone Island’s special colour recipes, it’s then safeguarded with an anti-drop finish and signed off with the label’s sought-after compass patch.

 

APC Seb Down Jacket

Crafted with sustainability in mind, APC’s Seb jacket welcomes an eco-conscious and wholly dependably aesthetic; thanks to its all-black colourway, the design can be easily paired with most ensembles. Both water repellent and windproof, it’s capable of conquering wet and windy conditions, while it’s diamond-quilted, down fill construction ensures the highest standard of thermal wealth. A zip closure and storm flap, alongside two cosy side-entry pockets, further enhance the silhouette’s seasonal functionality.

Shop our entire range of AW20 layering pieces online and in-store now at Aphrodite.

Patagonia 3 in 1 Parka

Staff Knowledge Share: Patagonia 3 in 1 Parka

A single jacket that covers all your needs

Next up in our Staff Knowledge Share series is the Patagonia 3 in 1 parka, a trusty winter style showcased this season in a dependable tone of forest green and presented by our very own Senior Sales Store Supervisor, Jonny, who is well equipped in the knowledge of all things Patagonia 

Ideal for impromptu adventures in the great outdoors, this design is guaranteed to be your go-to for colder climates each and every year, so without further ado let’s find out what all the fuss is about… 

Patagonia 3 in 1 Parka

Backstory & Construction 

Priced at £549, the Patagonia 3-in-1 parka can, as you may have already guessed, be worn a total of three different ways. The wearer is able to choose between its waterproof shell – worn soloits thermal padded jacket – also sported solo – or, its slick and insulating parka, built from both the shell and the padded jacket combined. Therefore, if you’re on the hunt for a single jacket that covers all your needs, look no further than this hybrid. 

The Waterproof Shell: 

Super warm and sophisticated, this 2-layer polyester shell is secured with a zip-through closure (for optimal motion when sitting) and a protective snap flap that provides mountaineering standard storm protection. Breathable and coated with a Durable Water Repellent finish, it’s specifically designed to keep inclement weather at bay while a lining of recycled polyester means that moisture can be easily wicked away and the jacket can efficiently glide atop additional layers.  

A 2-way zipped hood can be entirely removed to fit the forecast, while four front pockets, two concealed at the chest, and a set of fleece-lined side entry pockets, all supply plenty of space for keeping your hands warm and safeguarding your valuables. 

 

Patagonia 3 in 1 Parka at Aphrodite

 

The Padded Coat: 

Efficiently attaching to the shell using its front zipper, this down proof coat boasts a robust recycled ripstop outer and 700 fill power that’s bolstered by goose and duck down insulation which, as you would expect from a brand of Patagonia’s ethical stature, are all reclaimed down products. Furthermore, the coat is Fairtrade Certified Sewn, meaning that the people who produce and manufacture the coat are paid a premium for their labour. 

Additional details include a security pocket positioned on the chest, micro-fleece lined hand warmer pockets and an interior zip pocket complete with a carabiner clip-in loop which doubles up as a stuff sack for packing the jacket away within a moment’s notice. 

The Insulating Parka: 

With the utility-driven details of both silhouettes fused, this hybrid parka is sure to be an indispensable staple in your winter rotation. Characterised by its thermal properties and recycled rendering, the eco-friendly option will, without doubt, breeze through harsh conditions as they draw in this season. 

Fit & Sizing 

Currently available at Aphrodite in sizes M – XL, the Patagonia 3-in-1 parka is constructed in a regular fit which means you can select your usual size without having to worry about whether it’s going to be too small or a little oversized. 

Garment Care 

Both the shell and liner component of this garment can be washed at 30 degrees. 

Shop the 3 in 1 Parka and the entire Patagonia range at Aphrodite. 

Maya Jacket Moncler

Staff Knowledge Share: Moncler Maya Jacket

Everything you need to know about about the Moncler Maya jacket

Once again proving the most –sought after outerwear piece of the yearthe Maya jacket by Moncler reaffirms its popularity for the AW20 season with scores of Aphrodite customers snapping up the design to see them through the looming winter months. Given the palpable attention it commands both in-store and online, it’s no surprise that each of our members of staff are rich in knowledge of the Moncler Maya, especially store sales assistant Jorge. As part of our ‘Staff Knowledge Share’ series, Jorge has kindly detailed everything you need to know about the thermal Moncler staple below.

Maya Jacket By Moncler Aphrodite

Backstory & Construction

Currently available in three versatile colourways, ranging from black, olive and navy, this iconic style is a linchpin of Moncler’s modern identity. Inspired by ’80s skiwear; it draws on the warmth, functionality and flexibility avid skiers require on the slopes and during après-ski activities, transcending these specifications into something more city appropriate.

Favoured by city-goers and celebs alike, this jacket has harnessed its own star power, turning into a reputable winter force across the globe. Acting legend Will Smith and Hotling Bling rapper Drake are just a couple of the jacket’s high-profile fans.

Dressed in a glossy nylon laquer, the jacket utilises the highest quality down fill, with Moncler ensuring the animal’s welfare is of the greatest importance, meaning no form of live-plucking is employed by Moncler. With a warming ratio of 90% white goose down clusters and 10% feathers, the jacket is packed tight with lightness, thermal capacity and insulating properties.

Boasting a fill power of 710, that’s cubic inches per 30 grams of down, the Maya jacket offers the wearer a light and airy body that’s both immensely comforting and warm.

 

 

Standout Features

Lacquered nylon shell,          90% goose down clusters, 10% feathers

Detachable hood,           Drawstring adjustments

Two-way zip closure,           Two zip pockets

Interior zip pocket,           Press-stud sleeve pocket

Moncler appliqué,             Adjustable cuffs

 

Moncler Maya Jacket Navy

 

Moncler Fit & Sizing

In-store we’re often queried about the sizing of Moncler items which some can find tricky, particularly if they’re new to the brand. To give our customers some clarity on things we’ve listed a Moncler size guide below and we’ll also run over the sizing specifics for the Maya jacket too.

1 – size S, 2 – size M, 3 – size L, 4 – size XL, 5 – size 2XL, 6 – size 3XL, 7 – size 4XL.

Now that you’re up to speed with the sizing basics, let us explore the jacket’s fit. From experience, the majority of our customers tend to find that Moncler products fit quite close to the body. So as a rule of thumb, we would usually recommend taking a size up, after all, winter jacket’s that have some room to breathe and manoeuvre always feel more cosy and comfortable.

 

Moncler Maya Jacket Features

 

Garment Care

As with any down-filled garment, the Maya jacket must be delicately handled to maintain its proportions and even fill distribution. Official Moncler advice states that this jacket is safe to wash on a mild process 30 degrees wash. Do not bleach, do not tumble dry, do not iron and dry cleaning only in tetrachloroethene or with hydrocarbons.

Though it is safe to mildly wash, going off personal experience, we would stick with handwashing to retain its original construction and authentic look and feel.

Adds Ons & Alternatives

Equally great paired with sweatpants or denim, this style can be dressed up or down depending on your own preference and the occasion you have in mind. For a fully-fledged winter look, Moncler hats, gloves and scarves are great for keeping the ensemble branding on point.

If perhaps you can’t find the colourway or size you’re wanting in the Maya, a great alternative is the Moncler Ecrins jacket, currently available at Aphrodite in navy, black and red colourways. Though the Maya and Ecrins jackets are almost mirroring images of each other on the surface, there are some minor differences that we’re happy to highlight so that you can decipher which is best suited to you. The Ecrins has a price increase of £95, bringing the total of the jacket to £950 while further variations present at the hood – this silhouette’s hood is fully stitched onto the neckline and therefore, not able to detach at all. It is worth noting that both designs boast the same close-cut construction, therefore our sizing advice would remain unchanged in this instance.

Shop the Moncler Maya jacket in-store and online at Aphrodite. To view our full Moncler collection, click here.

 

Five Ways To Style AW20 Trends

Seasonal Looks For Every Occasion

If like us you’re situated in the Northern Hemisphere, last week you will have officially waved goodbye to summer’s balmy climes and hello to autumn’s delightfully tricky weather which we’re all aware takes no prisoners. With the inclement conditions arriving thick and fast already, we’ve taken the liberty of showcasing five ways to style AW20 trends for men.

Mens Style AW20

Whether you’re keen to get back on track with knitwear, embrace full-force fleece or can’t help but still savour last season’s easy breezy shirting styles, we’ve incorporated something to suit everyone’s needs, just take a look below…

Men’s AW20 Trends – Look 1

A year that will go down in the history books, 2020 has ushered in a sequence of precarious living like we’ve never experienced before and we’re sure many of you found yourselves stuck at home on furlough over the spring / summer period. While some may have relished the slower pace of life amidst the outer chaos; others may have been itching to get back to the grind. Whatever the circumstances, getting back into a routine and returning to the office can undoubtedly feel challenging, which is why this first outfit uncovers a harmonious balance between nonchalant dressing and work-place appropriateness.

Men's AW20 Clothing Trends

Teaming a functional Nudie Jeans denim jacket up top with a crisp white Vivienne Westwood shirt and a timeless Ralph Lauren pea coat enables a fuss-free day-to-night transition. Doubling-up on layers ensures the upper ensemble is warm enough for the journey in and out of work while the mix of smart and casual means this look can take you from A to B seamlessly. White Axel Arigato Clean 90 trainers and neutral, turned-up trousers further elevate the fusion of suave, laid-back styling.

Men’s AW20 Trends – Look 2

For the man that’s always on the go, this next look takes note of your hectic day-to-day schedule while still encouraging you to take pride in your own personal style. Here to stay, the utility trend is as prevalent now as it ever has been. Having been subjected to countless interpretations throughout the years, it’s down to outdoor-centric brand Patagonia and Parisian powerhouse Kenzo to work its charm in this case.

Canada Goose AW20

Utilising a cosy and wholly versatile Norse Projects sweatshirt as its base, the upper ensemble first unfolds with an insulating Canada Goose gilet which is guaranteed to come in handy for those transitional days when critical weather is most likely. The initial look is then topped off with a waterproof Patagonia tote bag for keeping all your possessions safely stored, paired alongside a front buckle fastening for heavy-duty edge.

The lower-half of the outfit leans on khaki Kenzo cargo pants, detailed traditionally with a multitude of pocket space and a loose fit while Nike Blazer Mid 77’s sign off in retro Swoosh style.

Men’s AW20 Trends – Look 3

An AW20 look that means business. This suave combination comprises key pieces from a range of world-famous brands, including Ami, Stone Island, Comme des Garçons, Moncler and Mallet London. Sure to prove ideal for formal meetings set in the cityscape, a Comme des Garçons pinstripe shirt is layered atop a Stone Island roll neck, this unusual but ingenious mixing of brands presents a preppy and authentic aesthetic – akin to something you might find in the tangled, bustling streets of Manhattan.

Stone Island AW20

Breathable sock boots by Mallet and a vividly coloured Moncler cross body bag round off the outfit, ensuring comfort is key on foot and that all your essential items can come on those impromptu adventures with you.

Men’s AW20 Trends – Look 4

For those days when the cold really draws in. This AW20 offering brings both form and function to the forefront, with a focus on testing temperatures and essential winter traction. Opting for a Shearling Patagonia gilet to the outer, the weather-focused pairing includes a water repellent Belstaff overshirt nestled underneath for enhanced practicality on the arms, while a saturated pop of orange peeks out from the Paul Smith hoodie below.

Patagonia AW20 Gilet

Simple Stone Island cargo pants incorporate a utility-driven vibe on the legs, married with heritage hiking boot brand Danner on foot, giving the wearer heightened stability on slippery winter roads. If you feel like it, switch out the boots in favour of trainers to transform this outfit from outdoor explorer to event-goer.

Men’s AW20 Trends – Look 5

Turn the vacay shirt you never got a chance to wear this summer into an autumnal layering piece, we’ve gone for a revere collar number from Albam in this case. A playful DSquared tee adds a swatch of necessary core colour, combined with a dependable, slim-fitting pair of Nudie Jeans on the legs – we recommend adding these Steady Eddie II’s onto your essentials list! On foot, the brand with The Three Stripes takes heritage up a notch with an eternal classic, the adidas SL 80.

DSquared AW20 Collection

Mixing and matching certain items can bring this look up to speed with the ever-changing weather, for instance, simply layer up with a parka to breeze through testing winter conditions.

Discover AW20 collections from a wealth of designer brands in-store & online at Aphrodite.

adidas gazelle vintage og

adidas Gazelle Vintage Arrives In OG Colourways

adidas Gazelle Vintage
‘Blue / Cloud White’ & ‘Scarlet Red / Cloud White’
FU9656 / FU9657

 

Aside from the Gazelle’s affinity with the sporting world and acceptance into just about as many style tribes as you could name, one of its most distinguishing features which saw it skyrocket to cult classic heights was its ability to take on a plethora of vibrant shades. Having now been seen in just about every hue you could imagine, the sneakers put the brakes on expanding their multi-coloured domain and instead look to the past for this latest release.

adidas gazelle vintage blue FU9656

Arriving constructed from a textured hairy suede, this interpretation of the adidas Gazelle Vintage takes on its forefathers OG colourways, referencing when the sneakers first stepped on the scene during the ’60s in two distinct shades of both red and blue. Featuring serrated edge contrast three stripe branding to the sides as well as a trefoil insignia to the tongue, the sneakers come stamped with the classic gold metallic callout to the lateral side of the heel.

adidas gazelle vintage scarlet red FU9657

Further enhanced with a shortened version of adidas’ t-toe overlay, the sneakers are finished with a traction providing rubber outsole as well as a luxurious leather lining.

The adidas Gazelle Vintage ‘Scarlet Red / Cloud White’ and ‘Blue / Cloud White’ are available at Aphrodite now.

Balmain Low Top Trainers

Balmain Low Top Sneakers – Tone & Texture

The Latest Balmain Low Top Trainers

Toying with both tone and texture in equal measures, luxury fashion house Balmain sets us up for a monochrome masterpiece with their brand-new low top sneaker that’s just landed here at Aphrodite. Available in two distinctive colourways, one iteration arrives in stealthy black hues while the other would assert itself as a majority blank canvas, complete with a bulbous nude midsole.

Balmain Low Top Sneaker

Balmain Low Top Trainer Black

 

Holding breathable mesh at the vamp, this low top sneaker from Balmain flips to reveal chunky ribbed-knit detailing at its heel, offering the shoe it’s multi-dimensional, front and back aesthetic. Flashes of Balmain branding features throughout both renditions, with variations stationed proudly to the tongue, sidewall, reverse and sole, while playful accents arise in unique positions, for example, a ’44 Rue Francois’ statement is embossed to the inner midsole to reinstate the brand’s heritage and Parisian roots.

 

Balmain Sneakers

 

As well as authentic French credentials, the design boasts tongue and heel pulls in order to ergonomically enhance the shoe’s construction, allowing the wearer to slip on the silhouette with optimal ease.

 

Balmain Shoes

 

 

Bolstered with springy cushioning underfoot, get set for the smoothest ride possible through the cityscape in these tonal, plush must-haves from the Parisian powerhouse.

Shop Balmain Low Top Sneaker, white / black.