Best Sneakers of 2014

Another year has almost passed so were are going to look back at some our favorite sneakers and instore drops from the last year. Take a look at our selection below and let us know what you think:

Nike Air Max 90 QS - Escape Pack
One of the most recent drops on our list is the Nike Air Max QS "Escape" pack which consisted of an Air Max 1, Air Max 90, Air Max 95 and a Nike Internationalist Mid. Our favorite from the pack had to be the Air Max 95 silhouette which was given the luxury treatment with plush leather uppers in a rich autumn palette of browns and oranges. The shoe is of course finished off with your standard Air Max 90 essentials like a mudguard and visible air sole unit. We still have limited stock left of the 90 here so get on it if you liked them as much as we did.

Puma XT2 CREAM Tropicalia - Black
Puma were on something of a roll when they dropped the "Tropicalia" pack back in spring. This sneakers released featured combined suede and laser-perforated panel uppers for additional ventilation and metatarsal flex pad Trinomic technology in the sole unit for comfort. A highlight of the pack, in our opinion, was the R698 in the black colorways which had a tropical flower lining set against a black backdrop with the graphics inspired by the ipĂȘ-amarelo, Brazil’s national flower. Unfortunately this shoe has long sold out but you can still browse our full Puma range here

Asics Gel Lyte III - Lt Grey/Grey (Xmas Pack)

Christmas came early for any sneaker aficionado with this release of the Asics Holiday 2014 "Christmas" pack. Our clear favorite has to be the Gel Lyte III 'Snowman' which comes in an icy cool grey colourway with contrasting orange laces meant to represent the Snowman's carrot. A mixture of mesh and suede the shoe features ASICS renowned gel cushioned sole. The shoe featured a contrasting toe boxes in some of the best colour blocking we have seen all year. Still a very limited few left on our website here.

Nike Air Max 1 QS - Flax Br

Nike have treated us to a variety of outlandish colourways for the Air Max series recently but this time the AM1 'Flax' has received the Autumn treatment with a seasonal tonal palette of browns. From the toasted golden brown of the premium nubuck uppers to the dark brown and gum midsole and sole, Nike have taken a more subtle approach to this iconic runner. The Air Max 1 'Flax' are finished off with boot style laces for an extra touch of class. Limited stock left here.

Air Max 95 Halloween Pack QS - Summit White

Landing in time for Halloween Nike dropped two spooky inspired sneakers for the festivities. Selling out the same morning it dropped was the Air Max 95. Inspired by zombies it featured textured uppers and green accents over the eyelets, heel badge, and outsole. This sold out long ago but there is still one size left in the Air Max 90 from the Halloween pack here.

New Balance M670SKO - Black/Tan
 New Balance showed us that classic are some times the best with the M670SKO in Black and Tan. Featuring suede and mesh uppers with C-Cap Sole unit, rubber outsole and contrasting tan details to the heel and "N" branding. From New Banace's Made in England range it is finished off with a woven branding tongue label. Still some left online here.

Brooks x Concepts Chariot - Royal
September seen the arrival of the massive collab from Boston retailer Concepts and running brand Brooks in the form of the Concepts x Brooks 2014 Chariot "Merlot". The sneaker featured one of the best colourways we've seen in a while with a dark navy heel, blue midfoot and burgundy toe meant to represent the transition of the grape into Merlot wine, hence the name. Coming in plush suede uppers the shoe is detailed with speckled blue laces, a co-branded insole, and finished off with a clean white outsole. These are along time sold out but you can shop the full Brooks range, including another great collab with BAIT, here.

Saucony X Penfield Shadow Original - Navy (60/40 Pack)

Saucony add to their renaissance of late with another sterling collaborative effort this time with fellow Boston based brand Penfield for their 2014 Holiday "60/40" pack. The shoe is constructed from Penfield's 60/40 Cotton Nylon, from which the pack takes it's name, and suede making for stronger longer lasting uppers. The midsole is made of polyurethane for strength and features Saucony's padded collar and tongue for comfort. The Shadow Original shape comes in a seasonal hue of navy finishing off the outdoor aesthetic. Check out our website here to see if your size is left. 

Puma Court Star (Clean Pack) - Marshmallow
Puma bring pack their 80s classic the court start for their 'Clean Pack'. A beautifully simple aesthetic with premium leather uppers and simple gold foil detailing on the heel and tongue the shoes live up to the packs name. Keeping to the vintage feel the tongue features Puma's archive logo with the shoe finished off with a crisp white sole. If you like these as much as we do pick up your pair online here.


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