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Nike Air Trainer SC

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Nike Air Trainer SC

Nike Air Trainer SC

Nike Air Trainer SC IIs? No thanks, I’m not really a fan. But the first incarnation, the Air Trainer SC, oh yes.

The shape (which is almost triangular in profile), the colours, the wide tongues and the panelling… absolutely amazing, even after all these years. Look at those colours!

These 2009 retros are up there with the best bring-backs of all-time. Excellent construction, great materials and very close to the OGs.

Nike Air Trainer SC

The SC II was spoiled, in my opinion, with the toe strap. I might border on corrective shoes at times (friends and colleagues are well aware of my Kukini and Seismic fetish, for example), but I really don’t like toe straps. And with all the panels going on already, it seemed like a push too far, at least cosmetically.

Nike Air Trainer SC

Nike Air Trainer SC

Nike Air Trainer SC

Bo certainly did know.

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In other news, please check out the new site I just worked on with Ry(ouki). If you’re based in the UK and looking for trainers, then this will cut your online searching down to a minimum: www.thedropdate.com. All Ry’s idea, but he brought me along for the journey. We hope you find it useful!

Nike x Misha (PAM) ‘Running Man Pack’ Air Max 90

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Nike x Misha (Pam) 'Running Man Pack' Air Max 90

These are up there with the fluro runners from the late ’80s when it comes to lurid colourways. Green, yellow and purple sounds horrific, but I really liked these Quickstrikes when they came out in 2008.

Misha Hollenbach (AKA Perks from PAM) put these together as part of Nike’s ‘Running Man’ pack, along with Reas and Parra who each worked on different models. I really liked this series: Reas did a great T-shirt and I thought Parra’s Air Max 95 was one of the best colourways of that model yet.

Nike x Misha (Pam) 'Running Man Pack' Air Max 90

I’ve gone through stages of not wearing these at all, but as we’re now in the summer (despite the British weather insisting we’re not), they’ve found their way back into regular rotation. And I recently noticed that they kinda match my Fila/Supreme polo shirt.

Nike x Misha (Pam) 'Running Man Pack' Air Max 90

Nike Footscape Freemotion (Fragment Design)

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Nike Footscape FreeMotion (Fragment Design)

I’ve loved the Footscape since I saw the ‘exploded’ view ads in copies of Details magazine that I ‘borrowed’ from college. It’s one of those shoes that can look a little bulky from the wearer’s viewpoint, but looks sleek (note: in the true sense of the word, not a referral to a 3-stripe diffusion range) from the side. Comfy and light as hell too. A lot of purists complained when the Flywire versions appeared, but if any shoe was ever going to use this technology, the Footscape is a perfect model in my opinion. If the original was as light as air, then this updated version is helium in comparison: the Flywire panels add a little more support to the sides as well.

Nike Footscape FreeMotion (Fragment Design)

These didn’t really appear that much in the UK – a few shops had the James Jarvis white/red colourway and perhaps the Mr. Cartoon colourway too – but these Fragment-designed purples were a Japanese QuickStrike. I like that they echo the first women’s colourway of the Footscape back in 1995. I was really lucky and found a pair on eBay for less than the Japanese retail. Tip: you might wanna go a half-size down on these, as they’re pretty roomy/thin.

Nike Footscape FreeMotion (Fragment Design)

Nike Air 180 Opium

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Nothing like a shoe that highlights my stupidity and fickle nature. I bought a pair of these when they came out in 2005, kept them shut in a box for years – and then sold them. I’ve no idea why, because I always really liked them. I ended up replacing them earlier this year and I’ve been wearing them a lot recently. Great colours, premium leather and some other nice details, like the laser-etched camo heels all came from the minds of the guys at the Opium store in Paris. The Hyperstrike version with the faux snakeskin was pretty cool as well.

The first pair I got came with three different colours of laces – black, fluro yellow and purple – but my replacements were missing the purples, which is why there are some Mr. Lacy replacements in these at the moment.