Showing posts from March, 2020

Nike - React Element 55 'Anthracite'

Following the “ Schematic ” iteration of its React Element 55, Nike is back with a brand new colourway. This time around, the American footwear giant has given the silhouette a sleek “Anthracite/Blue Fury” makeover, adding bright teal accents atop ashy black uppers. Starting at the top of the shoe, bright teal bubblegum highlights are placed along leather eyelet panels, complemented by sleek round laces that come in a lighter shade. The striking palette is continued over the diagonal seam at the rear quarter as well as the leather backstay. In contrast to the bold embellishments, sleek black textiles appear throughout the body, rounded out by taped edges and tonal cut-out Swooshes — other accents include “nike react” branding stamped at the corner of the angular tongue and a wine-color rubber overlay around the heel. All of these details sit above an essential React midsole, equipped with rubber pods for added durability and traction. The Nike React Element 55 “Anthra

Fjallraven - Eco & Ethics Spotlight - Sustainable Production

Following on from our previous blog post today we look at Scandinavian imprint Fjallraven's sustainable production methods. Fjallraven believe the best things are done together, as a team. They work closely with their partners at all stages of their production chain. This means they send a lot of emails, spend hours on the phone, and discuss things in detail face-to-face. It takes time, but it’s worth it. They’ve built up relationships that have spanned decades and they’ve learned a lot along the way. Trust and respect don’t just benefit Fjallraven and their suppliers; they mean they can create the best products for you. When Fjallraven have a clear vision of how they want to work and what they want to achieve, a common language is needed to ensure everyone that works with them is aligned and working towards the same goal. This is why they created their Code of Conduct . This document is the basis for how Fjallraven do business and it’s non-negotiable

Carhartt WIP - S/S20 Sweats

For Spring/Summer 20, Carhartt WIP presents a seasonal edit of its solid, reliable sweats in new colorways, from acidic lime tones to deep ocean blues. The brand’s American Script program features a half zip sweatshirt, alongside classic pullovers and sweatpants. Garments from this facet of the collection are traditionally boxier and slightly oversized, while their 12.3 oz cotton blend construction evokes classic, hard-wearing sportswear. The iconic Script Logo, meanwhile, appears across sweats and hoodies, in seasonal neon hues with embroidered branding. A twist on a classic comes in the form of the pocket sweatshirt – akin a pocket t-shirt but in sweat form, with full length sleeves, heavyweight 13.3 oz jersey fabric, and a woven Carhartt WIP square label on the chest pocket. Shop in store and online now at Fat Buddha Store.     

Adidas - Torsion Comp “Aqua”

Adidas Originals ‘ retro-inspired Torsion Comp has surfaced in an all-new “Aqua” colourway, paying homage to the ZX 8000 OG that was recently re-released under its Consortium division. The “Aqua” colourway is comprised of bright blue leather — perforated on the toe box and on the side panels — as well as purple and yellow TPU segments marking the Three Stripe branding and the external heel stabilizer. More purple is used in the form of textile cushioning on the toe, while the same fabric in grey is used to support the rear. Rounding off this ’90s performance tennis-inspired sneaker is a matching blue mesh tongue that sports the Torsion technology badge and embroidered OG Adidas branding, a yellow-and-blue sock liner, and a lightweight EVA sole unit that is equipped with the aforementioned Torsion tooling. Shop in store and online now at Fat Buddha Store .