footwear | Aphrodite



Black Friday Deals Aphrodite

Aphrodite Clothing Black Friday Deals : Footwear

Black Friday Deals at Aphrodite1994

Tomorrow might officially mark the arrival of Black Friday but by now you know the drill; hefty discounts are already free-flowing and have been flooding all our inboxes since the clock struck 12am on Monday. But rather than drowning in a sea of markdowns, we’ve taken the decision to whittle down our top footwear selections from a rather impressive and expansive sale lineup, if we do say so ourselves. Turn your attention to these unmissable numbers.

Shop all featured Black Friday deals online and in-store now at Aphrodite. Please note, discounts will run for a limited time only.


Black Friday Deals Novesta Trainers

Novesta Marathon Trail Trainers – WAS £99 NOW £79.20


Black Friday Deals adidas Trainers

Adidas Munchen Trainers – WAS £75 NOW £60


Black Friday Y3 Trainers

Y-3 Ajatu Trainers – WAS £299 NOW £239.20


Black Friday Offers Clarks Shoes

Clarks Originals Wallabee Cup Shoes – WAS £125 NOW £100


Black Friday Footwear Axel Arigato

Axel Arigato Orbit Trainers – WAS £175 NOW £157.50


New Balance Black Friday Deals

New Balance 237 Trainers – WAS £79 NOW 63.20

Browse all our Black Friday deals online now – while stocks last.

The Most Expensive Sneakers Ever

Whether they’re of a second-hand nature or too heavy to even wear, the most expensive sneakers ever produced and sold may surprise you. These days, collabs and prototypes have eye-watering price tags, with some going down in history due to their market value. Given this, we thought it would be a great idea to give you a rundown of the most expensive sneakers the scene has witnessed.   

Most Expensive Sneakers Ever Sold

Kanye West’s Nike Air Yeezy – £ 1.35 Million 

kanye west's nike air


Know as the original Yeezy, the Nike Air Yeezy was West’s first step into the world of sneaker design. The Nike Yeezy prototype which Ye himself wore during his 2008 Grammys performance has rocketed in value, as both West and Yeezy sneakers have become household names. West’s metamorphic rise in popularity over the last decade has seen him gain over 9 million Instagram followers, achieve over 100 million digital record sales and earn over 1 billion dollars.

The record-breaking sale of Kanye West’s Nike Air Yeezy Grammy Prototype sneaker sold for $1.8 million in April 2021. Making them the most expensive sneakers ever sold. The buyer was Rares, a company that founded a marketplace exclusively for footwear, where users can buy and trade fractional shares of highly valuable sneakers. West’s original prototype was with Nike, but after a falling out over royalties, Ye switched to Adidas in 2013. Their first collab was the ‘Adidas Yeezy Boost 750’ which sold over 9000 pairs in the first 10 minutes, making it one of the most lucrative collabs Adidas has ever done. The Yeezy brand has continued to go from strength to strength and reportedly has a yearly revenue of over $1 billion, with new styles set to be released next year.

Most Expensive Sneakers at Aphrodite

Lanvin Trainers Leather Curb Skate – £655

Lanvin Curb Leather Skate Trainers

The chunky oversize skater trainer has grown in popularity this year, rapidly becoming a big player in the sneaker industry.
The Curb sneaker from Lanvin already has the seal of approval from a number of high-profile names including Virgil Abloh, Dele Ali, and Travis Scott. The luxury skating shoe is complete with all the authentic details that you would spot in an original Hugh Holland 1970s photoshoot. While the core of the shoe is an Orsis style staking shoe, which first hit the ramps in 1996. The Lanvin Curb sneaker is a fusion of subcultures from the 1970s, 1990s, and today’s alternative trend of oversized “ugly” shoes. Made popular with the raise of crocs, dad sandals, and the Balenciaga track shoe, the Lanvin shoe skates the line of being unfashionably fashionable extremely well and is available here at Aphrodite.

Most Expensive Sneakers Ever Made

Solid Gold OVO x Air Jordans – £1.56 Million 

Most Expensive Sneakers Ever Made

Drake Spent £1.55 million on new sneakers which were too heavy to even wear. The sneakers were a commemorative piece commissioned by Drake to celebrate the collab between himself and Micheal Jordan’s brand Jumpman. The collab saw Drake release the track Jumpman on his 2015 mixtape ‘What a Time to Be Alive’ featuring Future. The track made numerous references to Jordan and how they both are legends in their own field. Drake in music and MJ in basketball. The one-of-a-kind golden Jordans had the iconic Jumpman logo embroidery alongside Drake’s label OVO.

The most expensive sneakers ever made are crafted from 24-carat gold. Weighing a staggering 100 pounds, the cost in today’s market is just over £1.56 million. However, the true value of the sneaker is way more, with the notoriety and popularity of the duo. The price of the golden Jordan’s if ever put up for sale may end up being the most expensive trainer ever sold.

Keep the trainer talk alive and head over to our footwear page to view the latest kicks up for grabs here at Aphrodite.

Heron Preston New Trainers White

Introducing The Heron Preston New Trainers

Heron Preston is an artist, creative designer, content creator, clothing designer and DJ. Having become somewhat of a youth culture phenomenon amongst the Instagram generation, Preston’s journey actually started very humbly in New York. The San Fran-born artist moved to the city in 2004 to earn a BBA from Parsons School of Design, the number one design school in the U.S and among the top three globally. Whilst there, Preston documented characters from New York for a blog at the time, where he was connected with Virgil Abloh who was also doing the same for another project. Preston went on to work for Nike as a global digital producer. Whilst in 2012, Abloh along with Kanye West’s crew members, Mathew Williams and Justin Saunders, launched streetwear label Been Trill, during which time Preston began a collaboration with Kanye as an art director, where he designed everything from his tour merch to invites for Yeezy fashion shows.

In 2014 when Abloh started Off-White and Mathew Williams started Alyx, they introduced Preston to the New Guards Group, an Italian contemporary luxury fashion production and distribution holding company co-founded in Milan. Preston signed a deal for his namesake label and made a debut at Paris Fashion Week in 2017.

Since launching the brand in 2017, Preston has taken the fashion world by storm, having collaborated with the likes of Off-White, Louis Vuitton and Calvin Klein. And the storm is brewing bigger thanks to the brand’s latest offering; the Heron Preston New Trainers in white.

Styled in a classic colourway and inspired by a classic sportswear silhouette, the New Trainer arrives in a classic leather fabric for durability with a luxury edge. Boasting a chunkier profile crafted with cream rubber trims and a white panelled design, Preston’s bold trainer features a contrasting branded heel counter in the label’s signature orange hue, inspired by workwear uniforms and a logo patch to the tongue for extra detailing. A thick midsole support is married alongside a perforated toe box which increases breathability, whilst the six eyelet lacing system secures the front lace-up fastening across the arch of the foot.

Whether you’re exploring the streets or on the dance floor, these versatile trainers can be styled with your favourite items depending on the occasion and the look you want to achieve. The simple and clean colourway allows you to style this pair with any colour and material. For a smarter look, these trainers can be easily styled with jeans and the Heron Preston Logo T-shirt in cream, bringing in the signature orange colour nuances at the sidewall of the shoe. If the weather starts to hit, we have you covered. Pair with the Heron Preston Eagle Print Gilet in black and orange for a smart, but prepared, look for this AW21. For the full look, here at Aphrodite, we have a selection of Heron Preston accessories including belts, socks and beanies to help you complete the look.

SUBU Slippers Aphrodite

SUBU Slippers : Comfort Wins

If consecutive lockdowns taught us anything, it’s how to appreciate life’s simple pleasures. We can only speak for ourselves here, but during those times we became fully-fledged homebodies, both physically and mentally. For us, the slower pace of life and quality time spent with loved ones made the experience a little lighter. Ah, and let’s not forget about the idea of loungewear 24/7. While we reckon we’re up there with the trendsetters, and wouldn’t miss an occasion to throw on a Stone Island sweatshirt and our favourite pair of Nudies, the concept of comfy clobber day-in-day-out really was bliss and only added to our contentment at home.  

If like us you’re all about comfort lately, then SUBU should be on your radar. Not familiar? SUBU is the latest brand to join our lineup. The label originates from Japan with a penchant for functionality. Both form and function mix in the SUBU collection to deliver a footwear offering like no other. Winter sandals, as this label fondly refers to them, or more simply – slippers – whatever you want to call them, SUBU’s shoes are equal parts authentic as they are game-changing. 

SUBU Pattern Slippers

Made with a billowy, nylon ripstop upper that’s akin to your winter duvet, the classic SUBU slipper boasts an external Teflon coating which means you and your shoes are protected from the wet, so don’t worry about putting the bins out on a rainy day, these beauties have got you covered. Internally, you’ll discover a plush, velvety fabric that’s raised high so that when you step into the shoe it cushions each and every step, imagine walking on a cloud… This is as close as it gets! There’s also a four-layer cushioning system underfoot, in place to absorb shock and keep you high off the ground. And finally, a durable rubber sole hits the ground, it’s solid and sturdy enough for the outdoors but not too rugged for inside your home.  

SUBU Slippers Mountain Khaki

If since lockdown you’re all about the anti-uniform way of life and you just can’t shift your creature comforts, give SUBU slippers a chance to woo you, they’ll slot right into your routine at home. Browse colourways online and in-store now at Aphrodite. 

Unsure of your size? Check out the official SUBU sizing guide below.

EU 37-38 39-40 41-42 43-44
SUBU inside in cm 24 25.5 26.7 27.8
Outer sole in cm 25.6 27 28.2 29.8
Stepney Workers Club Dellow Shoes

Stepney Workers Club Dellow : Less Is More

Are you familiar with the phrase – ‘the core of beauty is simplicity’ – if you’re not, please let us digest. The saying was originally coined by Paulo Coehlo, a Brazilian lyricist and novelist… Curious as to why we’re asking you such a random question? Well, it’s because this entire blog post will be centred on exactly that, the beauty of simplicity, something London-born footwear brand Stepney Workers Club has nailed down to a T. The brand’s aesthetic is abundantly timeless, from colourways to constructions, and silhouette shapes, every aspect of the label’s aesthetic feels beautifully refined, especially the Stepney Workers Club Dellow.

Stepney Workers Club Shoes

One-third of SWC’s core offering, sitting alongside the ‘Lister’ – a classic slip-on sneaker and the ‘Varden’ – a cotton canvas hi-top, the Dellow is a beloved, low-profile silhouette crafted using a blend of traditional and bygone methods. Available in an assortment of cool colours and a variety of fabrics, including corduroy and leather, there’s sure to be a Dellow style out there for you, no matter what your preference.

Stepney Workers Club Dellow

The design’s proportions are very obviously bulky thanks to a wad of internal cushioning found underfoot, combined with a robust vulcanised rubber sole and high wall foxings – all elements that contribute to the immense levels of comfort experienced by the wearer. Personally, we love the supple nature of the shoe and the lack of bonding chemicals employed to fix the upper to its foundation, not many vulcanised brand specialists can deliver such exacting standards without the use of excessive gluing in the manufacturing process. On the whole, the Stepney Workers Club Dellow Trainer has many qualities that help it to stand out within the saturated market it finds itself positioned.

Stepney Workers Club Sneakers

The black/white version of the shoe is particularly great for timeless styling and very well suited to a range of day to day activities, from browsing the high street to heading to your favourite watering hole or rolling into the skate park… As we just happened to be when we captured this assortment of images showcasing the Dellow in action. Articulated with contrast white stitching in pinpoint areas, the sneaker can be fastened via a classic lacing system, complete with flashy metal eyelets. To finish, the iconic Stepney Workers Club handshake logo nestles onto the tongue, further instating the brand’s core philosophy of inclusivity and social interaction.

Stepney Workers Club Dellow Black

If you’re on the lookout for a fresh-faced trainer that’s designed to pair with most apparel, consider your search well and truly over, the Stepney Workers Club Dellow is it.

Shop the shoe and its stellar siblings online and in-store at Aphrodite. Watch the Stepney Workers Club Dellow Sneaker in motion via the video below.

Danner Mountain Light Cascade

Danner Mountain Light Cascade Boots: Cut New Trails

Why To Invest in the Danner Mountain Light Cascade Boots

If you’re the seasoned backpacker type or fancy yourself as a bit of an adventurer seeker, you’ll probably regard the Danner Mountain Light Cascade Boots as the holy grail of footwear. Packed full to the brim with hiking heritage, they’re equal parts practical as they are pleasing on the eye and that’s what has made them such a hit with outdoors lovers since 1979.

How are the Danner Mountain Light Cascade boots made?

Crafted in the brand’s USA factory, situated in Portland, Oregon, these sturdy boots are hand made from top to bottom by Danner’s trusted workforce. The latest iteration of the silhouette takes design cues from the OG Mountain Light – which debuted 42 years ago – ensuring that its purpose, its integrity and its quality output remain the same, only with the added benefit of modern-day tech riding out underfoot.

Full-grain leather is draped across the boot’s upper, offering a rugged tan aesthetic throughout which is accompanied by one-piece leather at the tongue. This extra structuring in the tongue means that the silhouette keeps its shape while also locking rain and debris out.

And the weatherproof properties don’t stop there as a GORE-TEX membrane sits within the boot’s lining, making it not only waterproof but breathable as well. The GORE-TEX liner will wick away moisture too, making the intensity of your pursuits, no matter how chilled or extreme, a complete breeze.

Danner Mountain Light Boots Laces

Are the Danner Mountain Light boots comfortable?

The simple answer is yes, they’re superbly comfortable. Weighing in at just 62oz per pair, these boots are incredibly light on the feet so you’ll never feel like you’re hauling unnecessary bulk about. Another great thing about them is the fact they require little to no breaking in time. Imagine you’re going on a spur of the moment hike with the lads but don’t own suitable footwear for such trails, just swing by and pick up a pair of these and be on your merry way. It really is that fuss-free of a process.

Positioned underfoot is a Vibram® Kletterlift outsole, which, as you can already imagine, having derived from the rubber outsole pioneer, is wholly durable and reliable. The micro-cellular wedge construction is specifically designed with rocky terrain in mind and this is proven in its shock-absorbing aptitude, plus its unparalleled traction.

Danner Mountain Light Sole

How do the Danner Mountain Light Cascade boots fit?

Built on a 650 EE last, the Danner Mountain Light Cascade offers a relaxed, casual fit and therefore we recommend taking a half size down to your usual size. The employment of a stitchdown construction also widens the overall platform for the foot.

Danner Mountain Light Boots Cascade Clovis

If you needed an extra nudge in committing to buying these boots, we hope this blog suffices. The longstanding heritage, minimal wear-in time and rock-solid performance imbued into this boot already has us sold. It should have you sold too.

Shop the Danner Mountain Light Cascade Boots. Shop the entire Danner Boots Range. Check out the Danner Mountain Light Boots in the video below.


Y-3 Trainers

Y-3 Latest Footwear Arrivals

Once upon a time, the fusion of sportswear and high-fashion was unheard of; a complete juxtaposition. Now though, thanks to Y-3’s disruptive agenda and its efforts to set the pace between those two realms, the fierce combination is considered normal. It’s the reason why the term athleisure was coined and how streetwear even exists as the huge global market it is today.

The boundary-pushing Yohji Yamamoto and adidas collaboration centres on design and craftmanship while embedding elements of Japanese culture deep into the roots of its sporty, street-approved lineup. For years Y-3’s ‘Sprint’ and ‘Boxing’ silhouettes have dominated the footwear scene with their understated but slick profiles and the iconic Y-3 duo return for the SS21 season with a spalsh of colour underfoot. For the lowdown on the latest releases, keep reading…

Y-3 Sprint Trainers

The Y-3 Sprint is a fully-fledged classic. Since the brand’s inception in 2002, this silhouette has circulated across the globe to mass appeal. Renowned for its streamline aesthetic and supple leather structure, the shoe is reimagined this season in a bright shade of ‘core white’, featuring grey 3-Stripes, co-branding and sweet swatches of pastel pink and yellow underfoot – reminiscent of rhubarb and custard candies.

Y3 Sprint Trainers Core White

Y-3 Boxing Trainers

Drawing from the low, flat-to-the-surface silhouette of a standard boxing boot, Y-3’s aptly named ‘Boxing’ trainer contends with a mixture of materials, including leather in the upper, suede at the tongue and canvas in its lining. Based in glossy black with tonal, grosgrain 3-Stripes, this iconic sneaker sits on a Poron® performance cushioning sockliner, a shock-absorbing EVA midsole and a sturdy rubber sole. Finished too with pastel illumination underfoot.

Y3 Boxing Trainers Black

Check out the latest Y-3 Sprint trainer and Y-3 Boxing sneaker online now at Aphrodite, while stocks last.

Nike Air Ghost Racer

Nike Air Ghost Racer – A Contrasting Continuation

First released in 1998, the Nike Air Ghost Racer was originally created to offer up comfort and stability to all those brave enough to take on anything more than a brisk walk. Named after US long-distance runner Mark Nenow, who acquired the nickname, ‘Ghost Racer’ due to his preference to run at night, the trainers quickly became the shoe of choice thanks to not only their emphasis on performance and accessible price point but their unique design and hauntingly impressive underfoot technology.

Nike Air Ghost Racer

Having enjoyed a return to relevancy earlier in the year with a re-release of their debut neon colourway, the retro sneakers, like many of Nike’s historical heavyweights, have bid adieu to their functional-focused roots and instead opted for a more lifestyle orientated existence.

Nike Air Ghost Racer


Returning in two new colourways, an equally as eye-watering, ‘Orange Peel / Aphid Green’ and more paired back, ‘Cool Grey / Wolf Grey’, the Ghost Racer keeps its original formula largely unchanged. With uppers primarily made from a lightweight, breathable mesh, the trainers boast synthetic leather overlays for added durability and come equipped with a true-to-the-original, supportive midfoot wrap. Below the trainers benefit from Nike’s now revered zoom air technology ensuring plenty of energy-return cushioning with every step and making them perfect for perusing around all your favourite local haunts.

Nike Air Ghost Racer

In the looks department the now 20-year-old Nike Air Ghost Racer finds itself slotting seamlessly into today’s trends thanks to its undeniable, ’dad shoe’ charm. Through a mixture of panelling, cut out sections and textural variations the sneakers conjure a complex array of visual depth, whilst an off-kilter swoosh logo adds a subtle variation to Nike’s usual signature sign off.

You can find both the Nike Air Ghost Racer in both, ‘Orange Peel / Aphid Green’ and, ‘Cool Grey / Wolf Grey’ online and in store now.

Nike Air Ghost Racer

adidas Home of Classics Collection

adidas ‘Home of Classics’ Returns

Continuing from the launch of their ‘Home of Classics’ collection earlier this year, adidas present the next instalment of the reflective series which not only pays homage to the effortless styling capabilities of low-top leather sneakers but, celebrates the transcendence of their footwear from purpose-driven sportswear to culturally prominent powerhouses. Arriving on our doorstep in the form of both a re-imagined Continental 80 and Supercourt, the sneakers come dripping in nonabrasive universal appeal and laidback minimal cool, representing the brand’s commitment to quality for over 50 years.

adidas Home of Classics Supercourt

With the latter of the two released just this summer, the Supercourt combines lessons learnt from some of the most monumentous figures in trefoil history with a modern edge, offering up a youthful twist on vintage tennis style. Constructed using a mixture of supple leather and soft nubuck, they come dressed in versatile coatings of triple-white and make use of multi-layered paneling alongside subtle variations in hue to enhance visual depth. Finished with a plethora of nondescript detailing, such as gold metallic branding and perforated sides, the trainers boast an ortholite sock liner and robust rubber outsole for exceptional comfort and grip.

adidas Home of Classics Continental 80

Based on an original 1986 aerobic shoe, the Continental 80 is another of adidas’ bright eyed and bushy tailed styles that can be seen propelling the brand into it’s next generational phase. Bursting at the seams with heritage influence, the sneaker now fulfils a more lifestyle orientated role, displaying an entirely smooth leather makeup and arming its unmistakable split rubber cup sole with a lightweight EVA insert for an extra responsive and cushioned ride. Given to the same all-white treatment, the sneakers display the iconic arching side stripe to their lateral side and come finished with an ’80s inspired window cut-out logo.

adidas Home of Classics Collection

Despite both being relative newcomers to the three stripe party what the trainers lack in years spent pounding the pavements, they make up for with their decisively archival designs and nostalgia driven looks that, when teamed with the collections subdued palette, makes them irresistible additions to even the most congested collection. The adidas ‘Home of Classics’ collection launches online and in store at Aphrodite 17/10/19.

adidas Home of Classics Collection