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Nike AF1-Type: A Timeless Silhouette with a Twist

A Timeless Silhouette Offered In Two New Exciting Colourways

Returning with a fresh instalment of their newly launched N.354 seriesNike unveils the AF1-Type in “Black / Pink Tint” and “Summit White” colourway.

AF1-Type Black

Originally launched in 1982, the iconic Air Force silhouette was the first basketball shoe that featured a pocket filled with air in the heal for extra cushioning; ensuring support, comfort and a strong foundation. Now, Nike dives deep into the Department of Nike’s Archives to reimagine the pre-production prototype that is the AF1-Type and yields exciting results.

“Black / Anthracite / Zinnia / Pink Tint”

Stripped down but highly detailed, the Air Force 1 Type boasts a handmade aesthetic. Showcasing the brand’s dedication to timeless silhouettes and pushing the boundaries on footwear design. The most recent colourway that Nike has to offer is “Black / Pink Tint”. A unique colour scheme that flaunts detailing that symbolises the past, present and future.

AF1-Type Black Anthracite

AF1-Type Black Anthracite Zinnia

AF1-Type Black Anthracite Zinnia Pink

The pair features several unique elements. A key modification is the Velcro strap closure system that sits across its heel. A transparent skin-like material on the inner of the shoe showcases the closure system and adjustable coral pink details. Handwritten Nike Swoosh resting on the rear tab, seam tape and exposed stitches create a handcrafted effect and gesture a first-draft of a potential future product. Pencilled “n.354” sits proudly to the outer panel, influenced by American long-distance runner Steve Prefontaine’s fastest mile.

A padded stretch tongue gives a retro feel. Round indented segments and perforated pattern add further detailing whilst offering additional ventilation. A double-in-size toe cap, with geometric, crocodile-skin-like patterning, inspired by the technical manuals found inside shoeboxes from the ‘70s and ‘80s. A nostalgic piece of detailing that also presents a futuristic vibe.

“Summit White / Red Orbit / White / Black”

AF1-Type Summit White

The second colourway is “Summit White”. A crisp, clean colour scheme that is equally as iconic as “Black / Pink Tint”. Faux hand drew “n. 354” is dressed in black and sits beneath bright coral tape detailing. A contrasting padded stretch tongue adds an extra pop of colour to the AF1-Type model, boasting cobalt blue. Although minimally branded, the design offers a modern take on a pre-production prototype.

AF1-Type Summit White Red

AF1-Type Summit White Red White Black

AF1-Type White

Known for their comfort and practicality, Nike doesn’t cut corners when it comes to the quality of the AF1-Type. A partial breathable inner sleeve offers a sock-like feel, allowing comfort and ventilation all day long. Flywire cables and adjustable heel strap not only provides a unique closure system but additional support around your midfoot also. The AF1-Type is built with cupsole construction; delivering a harder feeling whilst offering more foot and ankle support. The Nike air unit provides lightweight cushioning and comfort, just like it did back in 1982.

The Air Force body has been a huge success since the ‘80s. The silhouette is now considered a global street culture standard. Frequently being re-envisioned by major fashion houses and Nike designers, there are hundreds of AF1 designs and collaborations available on the market today.

Nike AF1-Type Black

The Air Force 1 Type in “Black / Pink Tint” and “Summit White” is coming soon both online and in-store at Aphrodite.

New Balance X-Racer: Old & New Collide

The Next Chapter In New Balance’s ‘X’ Series

Ready to take its place in New Balance’s ever-expanding line up, the aptly dubbed X-Racer sneaker is delivered for summer 2019 in two muted new colourways.

New Balance X-Racer BlueNew Balance X Racer Navy Pink Purple

The silhouette debuts under the Boston-based brand’s X series, a collection which has sought substantial popularity thanks to the inaugural X-90 trainer. Much like the X-90, the New Balance X-Racer arrives showcasing referential flair for the past. More specifically, the design is inspired by retro jogger models from the ‘90s. If you’re familiar with the brand’s archival kicks, including the M1200, RC205 and M1000, you may already feel quite accustomed to the aesthetic of this new model.

Free from ostentatious surprises and flashy colours, the two new drops of the X-Racer surface in tonal, versatile hues. The first, a blue and navy rendition, is crafted with a majority mesh upper and complimentary suede overlays, while the second design boasts a much darker canvas and is lightly peppered with fruity leather overlays. Branding wise, the iconic ‘N’ logo is firmly fixed to the sidewall, while the flying ‘NB’ emblem also appears to the heel.

New Balance X Racer SneakerNew Balance X Racer Trainer

Though both pairs are rendered with the past in mind, the shoe’s technology largely contradicts this. Alluding to the future of NB innovation, the X-Racer’s come complete with an ABZORD dual-density midsole. The possession of this kind of tech underfoot not only propels the foot to new heights but serves the wearer colossal amounts of cushioning. So, whether you’re heading into the city or escaping off-route, comfort should prove no issue with either pair.

New Balance X-Racer Sneakers

Overall, the New Balance X-Racer bets on absolutely everything you can imagine. From archival design cues, to leading technology and a versatile aesthetic, the sneaker embraces myriads of motives. Cop a pair while temperatures continue to soar this summer season – both trainers are available now to shop at Aphrodite online and in-store.

Jason Markk Brand Guide

Jason Markk’s was founded in 2007, when Jason, not content with using home remedies and dissatisfied with what the market had to offer, decided to create his own sneaker solution. Taking into consideration the premium materials that sneakers were crafted from, Jason created his first product, which would soon become a household name among sneakerheads. The Jason Markk premium shoe cleaner was formulated avoiding harsh chemicals, in a bid to create the perfect sneaker cleaner. The effective solution is completely biodegradable and cleans and conditions, removing dirt and stains that occur during everyday wear. The shoe cleaner can be used on leather, suede, nubuck, canvas, vinyl nylon, cotton mesh as well as many other materials.

Jason Markk Premium Shoe Cleaner

With the brand quickly becoming recognised on the market, Jason created the Quick Wipes. An on the go solution, perfect for dealing with sneaker emergencies. The wipes contain a modified version of the Premium Shoe Cleaner, but what sets aside the quick wipe is it’s unique wipe material. One side features tiny dots that provide abrasiveness to help clean tougher stains, while the other softer side aids the cleaning of excess dirt, making for a more effective clean.

Jason Markk Quick Wipes

In May 2016 not content with just producing cleaning products, Jason Markk opened his first flagship store in the Little Tokyo Historic District of Los Angeles. The store offers a drop off sneaker care service, the first of its kind. The concept combines encompassing and promoting the Jason Markk brand, while offering cleaning services carried out by the brand’s own sneaker care technicians. The store also stocks Jason Mark’s full range, including the premium stain remover and repel spray, along with other sneaker lifestyle products.

Today Jason Markk products can be found in over 2000 stores in 30 countries and here at Aphrodite we stock a range of Jason Mark products, offering you the perfect solution to all your sneaker needs, to find out more about the products we stock read below.

Jason Markk Premium Microfiber Towel
A 12″ x 12″ lint free, non-abrasive and hypoallergenic towel, this towel is constructed from microfibers that are finer than human hair which result in millions of microscoping hooks that capture dirt and dust effectively.

Jason Markk Repel Spray – 8oz
This premium water and stain repellent spray delivers a durable, breathable barrier that repels liquids and stains. Safe to use on all materials including (and not limited to) suede, nubuck, leather nylon and canvas. This product does not alter the look or feel of the materials and is a must-have product for any sneaker enthusiast.
 These dual textured wipes are ideal for those who like to keep their shoes in top condition. The raised dots help to clean those tough areas, with a smoothe side to clear excess dirt. Each wipe is individually packaged, meaning you can conveniently keep them at hand for whenever you need them.
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The original dual-textured shoe cleaning wipes in a convenient pack allowing you to take with you on the go. Featuring textured raised dots mixed with Jason Markk’s cleaning solution creates the ultimate cleaning power. The small packets are perfect for keeping in your bag, car or wallet for those shoe cleaning emergencies.
Designed to keep your trainers as clean as possible as often as possible, the Jason Markk essential kit includes a 4oz cleaning solution and a standard cleaning brush. Cleans up to 100 times and is 98.3% natural and completely biodegradable.
A more premium piece than the standard brush, this hand crafted brush is created from softer hog bristle that provides better cleaning of delicate materials. A walnut handle adds a sturdy finish to this piece.

You can shop our full range of Jason Markk cleaning products here.

Adidas Original Gazelle Trainers – Red and Blue – S76228

Adidas Gazelle Trainers Available for Pre-Order Now

Adidas have proved themselves once again with their latest retro inspired re-release. The re-invented terrace trainer is a take on the original 1991 version of the Adidas Original Gazelle and is now available to pre-order in store and online.

The new Gazelle features red and blue colourways, enhancing the signature detailing that Adidas is so well known for. The vibrant colours paired with the rich pigskin nubuck upper, gives the Gazelle a high quality finish. Other key features include the traditional serrated white side panels and a rubber outsole providing comfort and durability for the wearer.Adidas Gazelle

Adidas’ attention to detail ensures each Gazelle epitomises the Adidas brand. With the simplistic style of the iconic Gazelle continuing to prove popular, and with this latest release it’s not hard to see why.Adidas Gazelle

 

The red and blue Adidas Gazelle trainers are available to pre-order here.

 

White Trainer Battle – Take 3

White Trainer Battle – Take 3

Take 3 of the battle of the white trainer is here, and this time we are focusing on the Diemme Marostica Low

Diemme is a top end designer brand that have been adding a new dimension to the urban street style, mixing quality craftsmanship with premium materials that is accessible to the fashion conscious modern man. With a 23 year history, the brand has built on its original ambition of producing the highest quality goods with an exceptional level of comfort, with progressive and innovative designs as well as sharply executed takes on classic footwear styles. Obvious inspiration from the wilderness, mountaineering, trekking hunting and the military can be seen on all Diemme designs, including the Marostica Low.

The Diemme Marostica Low sneakers are a low top trainer that boast hiking details, this case in the shape of the laces and the lacing hardware. Crafted from top quality suede from the Italian tannery Malaigia and sitting upon the brands vulcanised serena rubber sole, which has a greater impact of resistance, again taken from the mountaineering inspiration, these are a quality pair of shoes that will last. The inner lining is made from cows leather for increased comfort and a footbed of vegetable latex with a leather upper lining. A padded tongue has also been added to add to the comfort of the shoe along with helping to keep water from permeating the top of the shoe.

The Diemme Marostica Low sneakers are available to buy now.

Published by Sarah Kearney, Online Editor at Aphrodite Clothing

Style Session 6 – AW14

Style Session 6 – AW14

1. Stone Island 3L Performance Cotton Primaloft Jacket  – £625.00

2. Nudie Jeans Grim Tim Jeans  – £155.00

3. Diemme Marostica Low Top Sneakers – £205

If you are looking for some casual winter pieces to add to your collection that will take you through fall, winter and into spring seamlessly then this is perfect style session for you.

First we start with one of the worlds best known brands in mens designer sports and technical wear, Stone Island. This 3L Performance Cotton Primaloft Jacket is a top technologically advanced product built with garment utilising synthetic insulation for ultimate performance. The outer has been crafted from 3L performance cotton making the garment breathable yet water/wind resistant perfect for the harsher weather. Other features include 2 hand warming pockets at a perfect hip height, single inner pocket, fixed drawstring hood, press stud fasten storm flap for extra warmth, lined interior finished with the iconic removable compass logo to the sleeve. Coming in an Olive colour this is a perfect autumnal hue for the current season.

Next we have Nudie Jeans Grim Tim Jeans. A staple jean that will become one of your favourite go to items, no matter what time of year it is. Grim Tim’s are one of the brands best selling fits, boasting a straight slim fit with normal rise. Its straight from the hips through thigh and parallel from the knee to the opening, making these slim enough for a good modern fit but not skin tight. Crafted from the best selvage denim and boasting the brands iconic woven selvage stripe to the inner leg and coin pocket, these subtle features make these a modern classic. Nudie Jeans recommends the breaking in stage for these jeans as 6 month, the longer the better. This helps the jeans to become as unique as possible and almost like a second skin to the wearer.

Lastly we move onto footwear. Diemme are an Italian based footwear company producing ranges that maintain the brands ethos of being of the highest standard. Only the best Italian leather is used and their products are all hand made in Italy with exquisite attention to detail. The Diemme Marostoca Low Top Sneakers have been hand made with the finest Velour suede and soft cows leather lining giving the softest finest finish. The tongue has been given a vegetable latex padding to keep water from permeating the top of the shoe. The Serena sole finishes these sneaker off perfectly for a quality casual finish.

If any of the items above interest you at all, please call one of our friendly team on 0191 5675898 or email [email protected].

Published by Sarah Kearney, Online Editor at Aphrodite Clothing