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New Balance U9060BRN Launch Date

Set for release on the 13/08/22.

The initial drop of New Balance’s 9060 silhouette was an instant hit, inspired by the 99x series and 860v2 trainers, the shoes offer a clear cut fusion of retro and contemporary aesthetics. This Saturday (13/08/22) the Boston based brand are releasing a fresh colourway of the model. Possessing a versatile Dark Brown colourway and crafted using premium suede and leather materials, the second iteration of the 9060s are expected to be just as much of a hit as the first.

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For those who aren’t too familiar with the model, it’s visuals offer an oversized and chucky sole, lifting up the heel to give it an aggressive and dynamic stance. The upper sees a mesh toe box engulfed by an array of premium materials, as well as a 3M reflective badge that’s lodged to the side panelling. to sum the shoes up in two words they’re comfortable and stylish, New Balance’s speciality. New-Balance-u9060-30961-3

Ensure you keep an eye out on the Aphrodite socials, as well as our New Balance and new in categories for the latest and greatest New Balance arrivals.New-Balance-u9060-30961-2

 

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New Balance 574 Size Guide – How do they fit?

A Timeless Silhouette


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Dubbed ‘the most New Balance shoe ever’, the 574 is the brands most unlikely icon. The trusty silhouettes forgoes advanced technologies and luxury materials, and instead opts for sheer functionality as its selling point. A trainer you can rely on, the 574 is ideal for everyday wear and will slot right into your casual-wear rotation.


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Don’t let the apparent lack of New Balance technology fool you though, these kicks are incredibly comfortable; A spongy insole offers a soft base while ENCAP technology combines lightweight EVA foam with a durable polyurethane rim to deliver unparalleled support and stability. The trainers durable outsole can take a beating far beyond everyday wear and its rugged design offers the wearer traction and grip on the most slippy of surfaces. To the upper, a mesh base increases breathability and airflow while the aesthetics are elevated with leather and premium suede overlays. New Balance branding appears in the form of embroidery to the heel and tongue, the iconic ‘N’ logo and the Boston based brands famed phrase, ‘The Intelligent choice’.

A truly timeless and iconic silhouette, the 574 is a classic and is sure to offer a reliable trainer for years to come.


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Navy and Silver Birch Colourways are dropping on the 30/07/22 and 01/08/22 respectively. Cop yours at Aphrodite Clothing.


How do the New Balance 574 fit?

The New Balance 574 fits perfectly, they run true to size and their wide footbed means that any foot width can sit comfortably in the trainer.

How do you style the New Balance 574’s?

The New Balance 574 flaunts a classic look with a slightly retro style, and you can pair them with pretty much anything. Whether you opt for a smart pair of chinos, a casual pair of jean, sweatpants or shorts, the 574 is always a safe styling option.

Are the New Balance 574’s comfortable?

The use of New Balance’s ENCAP technology and the EVA foam outsole means that every step is cushioned, the trainer can offers day long comfort no matter the task, and an offering of stability and support makes it the ideal shoe for those who plan to be on their feet all day.

How do I care for my New Balance 574’s?

The New Balance 574’s are made using a variety of overlaying materials, and while they are rugged and durable, it doesn’t mean that they are dirt-proof. To prolong their lifespan we recommend giving them a spray with Crep Protect before wear, and cleaning them down with Jason Mark’s Cleaning solution if they get awfully dirty.


 

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New Balance 920 Made in England – Launching 28/07/22

We all love fresh New Balance!


The New Balance 920 is one of the Boston based brands more recent silhouettes. Initially released back in 2020 the trainer follows the archival traits of the 990 and 1000 series, offering a classic and contemporary fusion.


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Constructed in New Balance’s notorious Flimby factory, the model joins a long list of quality Made in England silhouettes. An array of premium materials are used in the making of the upper, where a breathable grey mesh fabric offers as a base for crisp white pigskin leather overlays.  Branded embroidery is carefully stitched into the shoe by skilled workers, while the brands iconic ‘N’ logo appears on the shoes side panelling in a 3M reflective material.


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Underfoot, a 990V3 sole unit offers the incredible cushioning that New Balance is known for while an ENCAP midsole combines lightweight foam with a durable polyurethane rim to deliver all day support. With this pair, undeniable comfort is key.


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To celebrate 40 years of footwear production in their Flimby factory, New Balance have printed 40th anniversary graphics to the 920’s insole, and shipped them in a unique, celebratory box. Cop your pair on the 28th of July at Aphrodite.


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Rains returns for AW22

Functional Minimalism at its finest 


Rains are notorious for their, well… Rainwear. The Danish brand specialise in the Scandi minimalism that we all know and love, and they combine it with classic rainwear to create timeless pieces that are sure to keep you dry. Whether you’re in need of a waterproof jacket to keep you sheltered from a suprise downpour, a liner to warm you up or even a backpack or weekend bag to keep your belongings safe, Rains has it covered.  Check out Aphrodite’s offerings from the Rains AW22 Collection below.


Rains Jacket and Backpack Combo

Slate Jacket + Black Backpack = An undeniably Urban Aethstetic


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Look how it just beadssss man


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Some half open action? Okayyyy!


Rains Long Jacket Taupe

Now that Jacket, just wow.


Some quality pieces in there, isn’t there? If you want to get ahead of the weather and actually stay dry this year we seriously suggest you cop a piece!


 

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New Balance 9060 Size Guide – How do they fit?

Seeing its Second Release in a Brown Colourway on 13.08.22


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New Balance have quickly solidified themselves as the go-to trainer brand this year; With numerous hyped collabs and colourways selling out almost immediately, the Boston based brand have proven that they’re a force to be reckoned with in the footwear industry. Dropping a number of hyped models that fly of the shelves, New Balance have seen a massive haul of success in the form of 550’s, 2002R’s and 990’s. But, for Summer 2022, the brand have turned their attention toward the long awaited 9060 silhouette, which will see its first general release in a ‘sea salt’ colourway.


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The 9060 silhouette successfully released in collaboration with Joe FreshGoods earlier this year and its general release has been one we’ve been keeping our eye out for. Taking inspiration from both the brand’s 99x series and 860v2 trainers, the model  offers a mashup that can only be described as a ‘modern dad trainer’. On the upper of the shoe, breathable mesh panels are encapsulated by suede and leather overlays. The external side of the shoe sees 3M reflective ‘N’ New Balance branding whereas the internal side sees the reflective branding be replaced with dotted embroidery in the shape of an ‘N’. In typical New Balance fashion, comfort is key and that’s exactly why the brand opts for an ABZORB midsole to reduce impact and create an easy wearing, everyday shoe. The chunky outsole also provides further comfort whilst adding to the unique aesthetic.


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How do the New Balance 9060 fit?

Generally, the New Balance 9060’s shape means that it fits slightly snug. For added comfort or for those of you with wider feet we recommend taking half a size up.

How do you style the New Balance 9060’s?

The New Balance 9060 flaunts modern dad trainer aesthetic, they’re ideal to pair with any jeans, or joggers and look great with some casual suit pants for a more dressed up look.

Are the New Balance 9060’s comfortable?

The use of New Balance’s ABZORB technology and the large, chunky outsole means that almost every impact is softened, the shoes are ideal for everyday wear and offer a reliably comfortable feel.

How do i care for my New Balance 9060’s?

The New Balance 9060’s are made using a variety of overlaying materials, this typically means that they are harder to clean. Not to worry though as our offering of Jason Mark means that your shoes will be looking spick and span in no time. Simply grab some Jason Mark Cleaning solution and a shoe care brush and give them a good scrub over, problem solved!


The New Balance 9060 will Launch in a Brown colourway online at Aphrodite Clothing on 13.08.22


 

Aphrodite Days Out: Grinder Coffee

The fourth edition of our canny little series

Continuing our efforts to highlight some of the best local businesses around, we took to Grinder Coffee for a bite to eat and some… well, coffee. Dressed from head to toe in some of the freshest arrivals of late, we ventured out to the brand new city centre location where we must say, our expectations were massively exceeded.

Grinder Coffee prides itself on offering a safe inclusive space to enjoy some of the best coffee around, and their new location is perfect for exactly that. Situated in Hills Art Centre, you can enjoy a cuppa while checking out some of the quality, ever changing art that’s on display. With a massive menu to choose from, we couldn’t help but try as many goods as we could stomach. From bagels and ice coffees to warm drinks and croissants, we were thoroughly happy with what was served up to us. I mean, looking at the images while I write this blog is making me desperate to go back.

In true Aphrodite fashion we couldn’t just rock up in any old clothes, so we threw on some of our latest gear and made a stunning ‘fit, check it out below. Pairing a port red CP Company Tayon L overshirt with an essential white tee from Samuel Ross’ A-Cold-Wall, we created the perfect smart/casual look. As the sun is finally coming out we opted for some shorts, courtesy of Carhartt WIP, on the bottom half, and finished the look off with a timeless pair of New Balance 991’s

If you’re ever in town and in need of a quick bite or a boost of caffeine be sure to check Grinder out, and of course swing by our way and have a look at our fine curation of the best designer menswear!

 

 

 

Stone Island Shadow Project Glass Poplin Jacket

Stone Island Shadow Project Glass Poplin Jacket

The Stone Island Shadow Project Glass Poplin jacket sets the standard for AW22.

Stone Island’s Shadow project is well known for its use of innovative fabrics and designs, often in bright and vibrant colourways. The Glass Poplin Jacket certainly fits the theme of the brand,  as Stone Island continues to look towards the future to ensure they are at the forefront of the fashion scene creating stand-out pieces that resonate with their followers.

The Glass Poplin Jacket is created from 100% cotton with a topographic patterning to the exterior, a Polyurethane Resin lines the piece offering both wind and water resistance and helps to give the jacket that shinny glass/toffee wrapper effect. Two large pockets add much-desired practicality to the garment, alongside a  two-way zip and branded press studs allow for easy closure.

Inside the jacket, a warming-down gilet helps line the piece and is constructed using Nylon and a padded feather down. The gilet is finished with stud fastenings, two handy button-down pockets a subtle shadow project tab to help complete the look. 

The Glass Poplin Jacket and Gilet can be worn together or separately and uses the classic Stone Island harness system. The jacket would certainly add a creative and colourful touch to any out, and with no doubt turn heads when you are in the city or out on more long-distance adventures.  

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New Balance: Fresh Colourways & New Arrivals

New arrival alert! We have just stocked up on seven fresh models of New Balance, check them out below. 


991 Arrives in Green:

When you look up the definition of ‘classic’, I’m pretty sure this is what comes up, right? The New Balance 991 is one of the most recognisable silhouettes of all time, wearing tonal colours effortlessly (as proven by this colourway).

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Four fresh colourways of the 730:

New Balance have grabbed the 730 straight from the archives, dusted it down and given it a fresh lick of paint, or two, or three, or four? Yeah, definitely four! Check out the model in Navy, Grey, Burgundy and Off White.

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Two new 327 looks:

The heritage inspired runner has been making waves since its initial release back in 2020. With a sleek design, aggressive stance and lightweight feel, the model has quickly solidified itself as one of the best everyday trainers in the game. Picking up a pair of 327’s is a no brainer, only one issue though, you taking the blue, grey or both?

New Balance 327 in Blue and Grey


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Paraboot Chambord – A Timeless Classic

A timeless classic that have long since graced the shelves of 8 Vine Street, the Chambord is one of Paraboot’s most iconic silhouettes, and for good reason.

 

Paraboot emerged in 1927 from its ancestor label Chaussures Extra; a high-end shoe brand born in 1910 out of Izeaux, a little village in the French Alps. Ever since, the brand have been a frontier in the production of premium footwear to suit all needs, whether that be trekking a track along the base of Mont Blanc in a pair of Avoriaz mountain boots, or a pair of Pacific sandals, perfect for summer strolling.

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The Chambord’s, handmade in Saint Jean de Moirans, France, are indeed a golf shoe by origin, featuring 45 degree stitching on the apron, a technique unique to the manufacturing of Paraboot shoes, as well as the brands infamous thick rubber soles; a feature . Paraboot adopted the use of rubber soles in 1926 when the brands founder, Remy Richard, visited the USA and had noticed American wearing rubber boots. Upon his return to the UK, Remy replaced his wooden and leather soles with vulcanised rubber, and was indeed the inventor of the notched soles found on most mountain boots, and indeed are the very soles you will find welted to the Chambord’s.

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On the topic of welting; a process involving a thin layer of leather to which both the upper and outsole are sewn to ensure durability and waterproofing, the Chambord’s feature a Norwegian welt, typically found in work and mountain shoes. What’s more, this soling process allows for the Chambord’s to be resole able, meaning you can keep your favourite pair for a lifetime!
Now turning to the shoes upper, the Chambord’s are crafted from premium calfskin, a supple and resistant design feature that adds to the comfort and timelessness of these shoes. Find the Cafe, Black, and Nuit tans in store or online at Aphrodite Clothing.
Styling options are endless with the Chambord; pair with your trusty chinos and virgin wool over shirt for a more classically causal look, or Collab with cigarette cut high rise trousers and Cuban shirt for a truly sleek style, fit for any Parisian coffee shop.