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Converse showcases upcoming new collection by taking over tattoo parlour

To celebrate the releases of their Chuck Taylor All-Star Rock Craftmanship collection this Autumn, Converse are opening ‘Converse At The Circle’, a month-long event where 60 adventurous fans will be tattooed by internationally recognised tattoo artists at London’s The Circle Tattoo parlour.

The artists involved include: Adrien Edek, Matt


Nike unveils new running shoes and technology

Under the performance design ethos ‘Nature amplified’ Nike have released the Free Flyknit and Free Hyperfeel, complete with brand new running technology under their hoods.

The Free Flyknit provides heavy compression and free flexibility, which fits like a second skin to allow seamless, barefoot-feel running. This was achieved through …


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adidas spezial exhibition celebrates sneaker culture

Over 600 pairs of adidas footwear – from coveted rarities to beloved Originals – will be showcased at London’s Hoxton Gallery, embracing the sneaker culture that has evolved in 40 years from a niche cliche to a mainstream mainstay.

The brainchild of Gary Aspden, Spezial plots the development of adidas …


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News: Religion design first men’s footwear collection

To accompany their high-summer menswear collection, East London label Religion have designed a range of men’s footwear. Consisting of 8 styles, the line comprises hi- and low-cup sole sneakers and sport-inspired trainers. Materials used are a combination of animal skins, action leather, suede, denim and nylon, sewn together to create …



Fashion Special / Trainers / Benny Banks + Shystie

Benny Banks is a rapper from North London who first broke onto the scene in 2009. Taking his inspiration from his surroundings, he raps cover gritty tales from urban life. His trainer of choice is the Nike Air Bubble.

PlanetNotion: In your opinion, what has been the best trainer ever


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Fashion Special / Trainers / Big Narstie + Chip

Sometimes you just wanna wear shoes that are super comfortable. Grime artist Big Narstie certainly thinks so.

PlanetNotion: In your opinion, what has been the best trainer ever made?
Big Narstie: I’ve got two. I’d say, Nike Air Huaraches and Air Forces. Huaraches feel like your feet are just …



Fashion Special / Trainers / G FrSH

The legendary G FrSH has turned his hand to pretty much everything from music to fashion and back again. He’s quite the connoisseur when it comes to trainers, so who better to talk to?

PlanetNotion: Are girls in trainers sexy or is this just since Instagram?
G FrSH: Yes …



Fashion Special / Trainers / Rodney P

Just like the chicken tikka masala (with obligatory Stella Artois) there are some imports that morph into British culture and never leave. The Great British trainer – not sneaker, trainer – is so quintessentially British that you can’t go anywhere in the country without seeing a pair.

All the cools …



News: JD launches Nike Sunset pack

Living up to its reputation as the King of Trainers, JD has just launched the Nike Sunset pack, featuring the four latest additions to the Nike series. Reworking such classic styles as the Air Max 90, Air Max 1 and Air Max 95 in a vibrant sunset print, the trainers …



Moodboard: Syron

Over the last few years, Brit school graduate Syron has captured the hearts and minds of music’s movers and shakers with her garage influenced tracks. Ahead of the release of her new single, ‘Here‘, the South London songstress chatted to us about the things she can’t live without