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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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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


 

Veja Esplar Trainers

Veja Arrives At Aphrodite

Veja’s ability to blend its eco-friendly approach with high qauility design and construction is the key to the brand’s success. The environmentally friendly label is used to appease people who care about the planet and want to make change for the better, yet require footwear that turns heads when you are out in the city. Finding a decent brand with a passion for economic and ecological equality can be tricky, to say the least, but a good place to start is always Veja, a brand that continues to grow from strength to strength.

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Veja was created in 2005, the French brand has made it its focus to maintain equality in everything they do. Their footwear is constructed using sustainable, oftentimes vegan materials in inline with the brand’s mission to remain eco-friendly. Unlike a lot of brands, however, Veja doesn’t just stop at the materials that they use, instead, they make it their mission to dig below the surface, tracing the roots of their supply line directly back to their farms in Brazil where they provide fair wages to the local workers.

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Models such as the Campo, Esplar and Rio Campo offer a crisp look with surprisingly comfortable cushioning. The trainers are versatile, classy and if we haven’t mentioned it enough already, eco-friendly. Check out some of the brand’s offerings below or head to Aphrodite to secure a pair.

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Wales Bonner Summer Collection 2022

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The latest Wales Bonner collection has arrived at Aphrodite just in for the summer. A vibrant range of clothing and footwear that seeks inspiration from academics and poets who helped advance postcolonial discourse, leading to the intense academic and spiritual growth of the ’80s.  The designs still display the iconic three-stripe patterning and sleek silhouette and available online at Aphrodite.

These Adidas trainers come with multiple branded points, allowing for ultimate brand recognition. A pop of colour is given through the blue and white laces alongside a blue inner sole. Available in two different colourways and dual leather and suede exterior for a modern yet classic look.

This retro-style top is one of the latest additions to the Adidas roster. Comes in a multi-toned colourway of shades of brown and gold alongside brown logo detailing on the chest, alongside a  lightweight jacket making the pair the perfect addition to your wardrobe for spring/summer. Featuring subtle embroidered Adidas x Wales Bonner logo detailing on the chest this Adidas tee features a large yellow panel detail to the front with matching a matching trefoil logo on the chest and ‘Wales Bonner’ on the back of the neck.

Upgrade your casualwear with these retro-style Adidas track pants. The striking gold colour makes for a very unique piece. Complimented with Wales Bonner and Adidas branding for a luxurious touch. Check out the Wales Bonner collection online at 04.06.22 00:01 am.

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Comme Des Garcons x Converse collaboration

A collab that combines both heritage Americana silhouettes and Japanese avant-garde graphics, Aphrodite welcome the newest additions to the Converse x Comme des Garcons PLAY collections.  Comme-des-garcons-converse-1

Rei Kawakubo founded the Japanese fashion house in 1969, with CDG collections challenging the status quo with their high-concept, ostentatious and daring designs ever since. Launched in 2002, the PLAY diffusion line aimed to harness the ‘against the grain’ nature of Kawakubo stylings and streamline them to capture a more high-street ready audience. With this came the birth of the iconic heart with eyes logo, designed by Polish artist Filip Pagowski. The graphics can now be found in various arrangements across different CDG pieces and in collaboration with fashion giants such as A Bathing Ape, KAWS, and of course, Converse. 

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A staple in the rotations of every man and his dog, it is for good reason that the Chuck Taylor ’70s have graced our feet for over a century now. The classic basketball silhouettes offer timelessly simple styling complimented by uncontended comfort. A sturdy high-street companion, crafted with lightweight cotton canvas, the supportive and resistant rubber soles hallmark the makings of the brand, with the founder of Converse; Marquis Mills Converse, creating his first pair of rubber soled shoes after falling down the stairs in a bid to prevent it from happening again!  

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It is indeed these very soles that steal the show in the newest editions of the 12-year Converse x CDG partnership, featured in a daring red colourway. Not only a devilishly bold design component, the soles of these trainers feature enhanced cushioning across the span of the insole, a feature synonymous with the Converse ‘comfort is key’ ethos.  

The remainder of the shoe is pretty similar to previous editions of the partnership; off-white toe box, laces, exposed stitching, and of course, the iconic heart with eyes applique on the outer ankle. The only difference is that the symbol features in its entirety in this edition, a contrast to the ‘peek-a-boo’ styling of the partnership’s previous designs.  

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So, if you are looking spice up your wardrobe, why not grab your own pair of spirited chucks in store or online at Aphrodite Clothing, where previous Converse x CDG editions are also available. 

 

 

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New Balance 2002R ‘Nightwatch Green’ Lands at Aphrodite Clothing

A stunning colourway from the ‘Higher Learning Pack’.

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The New Balance 2002R is quickly solidifying itself as the greatest silhouette of 2022. Often appearing in more tonal colourways, the trainer has become one of the Boston based brands flagship models and is set to release in a ‘Nightwatch Green’ colourway at Aphrodite Clothing.

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Sporting the same wavy side panelling and reflective ‘N’ branding, the trainer is dressed in a vibrant green colour that’s guaranteed to make you stand out from the crowd. The upper of the trainer utilises a supple suede that encapsulates a breathable mesh toe-box, creating a vintage look and offering a ‘Dad trainer’ aesthetic. White lacing secures the shoe while to the cream sole, NERGY and ABZORB technology guarantee comfort with support being offered through the brands Stability Web technology. The trainer is finished off with a black outsole and various pieces of New Balance branding.

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These kicks are expected to fly off of the shelves, so to secure your pair head over to our New Balance category on Aphrodite Clothing.

CDG SHIRT x Asics Gel-Lyte V Series

CDG SHIRT x Asic collab sees two Japanese fashion heavyweights have once again joined forces to elevate streetwear fashion. A combination of creative and distinctive Comme Des Garcons designs fused with Asics sneaker technology helps to make a stylish and comfortable shoe; a winning combination for a modern-day sneaker. Using the Gel-Lyte V Series as a blank canvas, the pair have played with monochromatic colourways and funky leopard prints to produce a collection consisting of four wavy kicks.

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The collab sees the release of four different colourways, a more traditional white and black add a dependable vibe to the collection. While leopard print patterning to the remaining two styles certainly helps the trainer stand out with a playful touch to complete the CDG SHIRT x Asic collab.

These striking sneakers are designed with an eye-catching silhouette, showing a leopard design throughout, even extending onto the midsole for that extra detail. The two other silhouettes with a more toned back colourway making for a more versatile style for everyday wear. No matter which style you opt for, the kicks will offer pure style and undeniable comfort on the go.

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CDG SHIRT x Asic collab sneakers are Crafted from nylon mesh and leather uppers, the faultless combination for a shoe made for everyday casual and athleisure wear. Finished with Comme des Garcons SHIRT printed to the midsoles and subtle Asics branding to the tongue, which supports the striking white laces. Check out all 4 sneakers in the collab over at Aphrodite Clothing.