The Lowdown https://www.footasylum.com The Footasylum Blog - The Lowdown Thu, 29 Oct 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com en Level Up Your Look With Calvin Klein Jeans https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/level-up-your-look-with-calvin-klein-jeans/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/level-up-your-look-with-calvin-klein-jeans/#comments Thu, 29 Oct 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/level-up-your-look-with-calvin-klein-jeans/ Whether you&#39;re heading out for food with your household or staying in you want to be looking on-point right?<br /> <br /> The latest drop from&nbsp;<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/calvin-klein-jeans/">Calvin Klein Jeans</a> features t-shirts, jackets and accessories that look fresh when you get to dress up while still looking on-point for those dress down days with your favourite tracksuit.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="margin:0px; padding:0px; flex: 1;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="540" src="https://assets.linklay.com/embed_cloud.html?uuid_hash=linklay5f9824158f7fe3.37129304&amp;base_url=https://www.linklay.com/app/" style="width: 100%; overflow:hidden; margin-top:-0px;" width="820"></iframe><script src="https://assets.linklay.com/responsive.js" onerror="javascript:var el = this.parentElement; el.innerHTML = ''; var imgEl = document.createElement( 'img' ); imgEl.src = 'https://images.linklay.com/linklay5f9824158f7fe3.37129304'; imgEl.style.width = '100%'; imgEl.style.maxWidth = '820px'; el.appendChild( imgEl );" ></script></div> <br /> Looking for your new favourite t-shirt? We think we&#39;ve just found it for you. The <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/tshirts/calvin-klein-jeans-silver-blur-logo-tshirt-white-4044922/">Silver Blur Logo tee</a> combines a minimalist design with monochrome colourways to create the ultimate t-shirt for autumn.<br /> <br /> Made from 100% sustainable fabric and finished off with a metallic logo to the chest, this <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/tshirts/calvin-klein-jeans-silver-blur-logo-tshirt-black-4044925/">organic cotton tee</a> does its bit for both your look and the environment.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="margin:0px; padding:0px; flex: 1;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="540" src="https://assets.linklay.com/embed_cloud.html?uuid_hash=linklay5f9824a6641fc4.42851904&amp;base_url=https://www.linklay.com/app/" style="width: 100%; overflow:hidden; margin-top:-0px;" width="820"></iframe><script src="https://assets.linklay.com/responsive.js" onerror="javascript:var el = this.parentElement; el.innerHTML = ''; var imgEl = document.createElement( 'img' ); imgEl.src = 'https://images.linklay.com/linklay5f9824a6641fc4.42851904'; imgEl.style.width = '100%'; imgEl.style.maxWidth = '820px'; el.appendChild( imgEl );" ></script></div> <br /> Layer up your look with this Calvin Klein puffer jacket landing soon at Footasylum. A high-shine finish means you&#39;re guaranteed to always make a statement when repping this coat.<br /> <br /> Wear with an iconic white <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/tshirts/calvin-klein-jeans-archive-logo-tshirt-bright-white-4044940/?utm_source=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.footasylum.com%2Fthe-lowdown%2F-Linklay&amp;utm_campaign=PRODUCT-Calvin%20Klein%20Jeans%20Archive%20Logo%20T-Shirt-Linklay&amp;utm_medium=SI-CKJ2-Linklay">Calvin Klein Jeans tee</a> or <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/sweatshirts/calvin-klein-jeans-monogram-large-logo-sweatshirt-black-4044904/">black sweatshirt</a> and you&#39;ll be looking fresh wherever you&#39;re heading.<br /> <br /> Shop the full <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/calvin-klein-jeans/">Calvin Klein Jeans</a> collection today. Winter Essentials: Women's Coats https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/winter-essentials-womens-coats/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/winter-essentials-womens-coats/#comments Wed, 28 Oct 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/winter-essentials-womens-coats/ With the darker nights officially here it&#39;s time to start thinking about your annual big coat purchase. Now the temperature has dropped we know you want to stay nice a cosy while also looking on-point.<br /> <br /> We&#39;ve picked our four favourite <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/womens/womens-clothing/jackets/">coats</a> for this season so you can upgrade your winter look with minimum effort.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="margin:0px; padding:0px; flex: 1;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="540" src="https://assets.linklay.com/embed_cloud.html?uuid_hash=linklay5f96a848e27ce8.25275149&amp;base_url=https://www.linklay.com/app/" style="width: 100%; overflow:hidden; margin-top:-0px;" width="820"></iframe><script src="https://assets.linklay.com/responsive.js" onerror="javascript:var el = this.parentElement; el.innerHTML = ''; var imgEl = document.createElement( 'img' ); imgEl.src = 'https://images.linklay.com/linklay5f96a848e27ce8.25275149'; imgEl.style.width = '100%'; imgEl.style.maxWidth = '820px'; el.appendChild( imgEl );" ></script></div> <br /> Don&#39;t want to wear a typical all-black winter coat? We hear you. This red <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/women/womens-clothing/jackets-coats/adidas-originals-womens-short-puffer-jacket-scarlet-4042411/">adidas Originals Puffer Jacket</a> is perfect for adding a bit of colour to those grey winter days. The short length makes it the perfect transitional jacket and fleece-lined zip pockets will keep our hands nice and warm.<br /> <br /> We couldn&#39;t do a winter coat round-up without mentioning the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/women/womens-clothing/jackets-coats/zavetti-canada-womens-gabellia-jacket-black-4044849/">Zavetti Canada Gabellia Jacket</a>- an icon of 2020, this bomber-style jacket features faux-fur trims and an adjustable hood to help keep the rain out. The classic all-black colourway makes it easy to wear with all your favourite outfits. <div style="margin:0px; padding:0px; flex: 1;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="540" src="https://assets.linklay.com/embed_cloud.html?uuid_hash=linklay5f96b5a861b218.94139598&amp;base_url=https://www.linklay.com/app/" style="width: 100%; overflow:hidden; margin-top:-0px;" width="820"></iframe><br /> <br /> Neutral tones have been a must-have for 2020 and this <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/women/womens-clothing/jackets-coats/nike-womens-essential-core-synthetic-jacket-beige-4042858/">Nike Hooded Puffer Jacket</a>&nbsp;is the perfect choice for autumn 2020. Synthetic&nbsp;insulation provides an animal-friendly alternative to duck down and keeps you just as cosy. The oversized fit means you can fit plenty of layers underneath for when the temperature really starts to drop.<br /> <br /> If you do prefer a duck down coat then the Swoosh has still got you covered. Their black<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/women/womens-clothing/jackets-coats/nike-womens-down-fill-jacket-black-4050394/"> Down Fill Jacket</a>&nbsp;combines a lightweight build with a down-filling to create the ultimate winter jacket. The hood also makes this coat perfect for battling the elements without needing to carry an umbrella.<br /> <br /> Shop the full collection of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/womens/womens-clothing/jackets/">women&#39;s jackets and coats</a> today.<br /> <script src="https://assets.linklay.com/responsive.js" onerror="javascript:var el = this.parentElement; el.innerHTML = ''; var imgEl = document.createElement( 'img' ); imgEl.src = 'https://images.linklay.com/linklay5f96b5a861b218.94139598'; imgEl.style.width = '100%'; imgEl.style.maxWidth = '820px'; el.appendChild( imgEl );" ></script></div> Under the Spotlight: Nike Underwear https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/just-landed-nike-underwear/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/just-landed-nike-underwear/#comments Tue, 27 Oct 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/just-landed-nike-underwear/ Perfect your everyday essentials with the latest drop of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-accessories/?brand=nn&amp;category_list_all=cm_underwear">Nike underwear</a>.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> However you plan on spending your day, making sure you have the best base layers underneath your tracksuit is the key to achieving optimal comfort levels and the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/nike-brand-page/">Swoosh</a> is here to help you do just that.<br /> <br /> With a campaign fronted by hero Marcus Rashford, Nike&#39;s collection of<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-accessories/underwear-socks/"> men&#39;s underwear</a> has been created with functionality and comfort in mind.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="margin:0px; padding:0px; flex: 1;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="540" src="https://assets.linklay.com/embed_cloud.html?uuid_hash=linklay5f96ebb7b42881.79549496&amp;base_url=https://www.linklay.com/app/" style="width: 100%; overflow:hidden; margin-top:-0px;" width="820"></iframe><script src="https://assets.linklay.com/responsive.js" onerror="javascript:var el = this.parentElement; el.innerHTML = ''; var imgEl = document.createElement( 'img' ); imgEl.src = 'https://images.linklay.com/linklay5f96ebb7b42881.79549496'; imgEl.style.width = '100%'; imgEl.style.maxWidth = '820px'; el.appendChild( imgEl );" ></script></div> <br /> The snug-fitting cotton jersey trunks feature a slight stretch for unparalleled comfort and the trunk style makes them ideal for everyday wear- whether it&#39;s an activity-filled day or your chilling on your sofa.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> An elasticated repeat logo waistband and small subtle contrast Swoosh logo to left leg help you rep the Swoosh on every layer.<br /> <br /> Available in packs of 3 and single pairs, find your perfect <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-accessories/underwear-socks/?brand=nn&amp;page=1">base layer</a> with Nike. Guide to an Alternative Halloween Night In https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/guide-to-an-alternative-halloween-night-in/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/guide-to-an-alternative-halloween-night-in/#comments Mon, 26 Oct 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/guide-to-an-alternative-halloween-night-in/ <br /> <br /> Coming into autumn and waving bye to summer seems incredibly dreary. The weather is chillier and the days are shorter. The countdown to Christmas has started to pop up, but hold on, Halloween is around the corner! Though restrictions have come in for a number of us, we&rsquo;re determined not to let this holiday slip away. We can still celebrate, just from home or in zoom parties with friends. Unsure of where to start your at-home Halloween bonanza, keep reading for our 3-step guide.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK44_ALTERNATIVE_HALLOWEEN_NIGHT_BLOG_3.jpg" /><br /> <br /> This Halloween, shop from our wide range of sneaker styles. If you&rsquo;re in the market for a wacky Halloween print, the latest <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/launch-air-max-90-and-nike-blazer-spider-web/">Nike Halloween pack</a> is the one for you. Nike transform the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-footwear/trainers/nike-air-max-90-halloween-trainer-black-4050137/">Air Max 90 </a>and <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-footwear/trainers/nike-blazer-halloween-trainer-black-limelight-smoke-grey-4050138/">Blazer</a> with spider webs and a ghoulish touch of lime green on the heel tab. For something a little more understated that&rsquo;ll transition into your everyday wardrobe, opt for the ghostly Nike <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-footwear/trainers/nike-air-vapormax-360-trainer-white-4041907/">Vapormax 360</a> or <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-footwear/trainers/adidas-originals-ozweego-trainer-black-grey-6-signal-4038239/">adidas&rsquo; Ozweego</a> in grey with hints of pumpkin orange.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK44_ALTERNATIVE_HALLOWEEN_NIGHT_BLOG_2.jpg" /><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Listen to our dark and mysterious Halloween compilation on our <a href="https://open.spotify.com/user/qrrcchf6olt050twyx56tlwb1?si=cK7pfrAvSD6-nUMU_sWtzg">Spotify page</a>. Featuring a mix of new and old, listen to classics from the likes of The Internet and Travis Scott along with new tracks from D Double E&rsquo;s second studio album. Whether you&rsquo;re with housemates or alone, this tracklist is perfect for a little jam on Halloween weekend.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><iframe allow="encrypted-media" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="380" src="https://open.spotify.com/embed/playlist/5yNiM59BypRLBNay93Rn9e" width="300"></iframe>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <br /> <br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK44_ALTERNATIVE_HALLOWEEN_NIGHT_BLOG_4.jpg" /><br /> &nbsp;<br /> One of the most important parts of the spooky season is getting engrossed in the latest Halloween films and programmes. Already this month, a number of spooky box sets have been released including Netflix&rsquo;s Ratched and Haunting of Bly Manor. On Halloween weekend, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost return to our screens with their new show, Truth Seekers, premiering on Amazon prime. If you are looking for a more family friendly movie night, take your pick from Hubie Halloween or this year&rsquo;s remake of The Witches.<br /> <br /> Shop the halloween edit on our <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/">website</a> now, and send pictures of your Halloween night to us by tagging us on <a href="https://www.instagram.com/footasylum/?hl=en">Instagram</a>.&nbsp; Student Event: Top Picks https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/student-event-top-picks/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/student-event-top-picks/#comments Fri, 23 Oct 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/student-event-top-picks/ So we can all admit that being a student is a little different this year, from online lectures to socialising through a screen we know students have had it tough.<br /> <br /> So we&#39;re bringing you a little pick me up with this week&#39;s online-only student event.<br /> <br /> We&#39;re giving <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/student-discount-code/">students 20% off </a>full-price from 9am today until midnight Monday 26th October.<br /> <br /> If you haven&#39;t already filled your basket up with your wishlist we&#39;ve got our picks of the best trainers and clothing you can get 20% off.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK43_ONLINE_STUDENT_EVEN_MENS_FOOTWEAR_BLOG.gif" /><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:18px;"><strong>Men&#39;s Trainers</strong></span><br /> <br /> We&#39;re loving the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-footwear/trainers/vans-sk8low-trainer-black-true-white-4043128/">Vans Sk8 Low</a> this season, a shorter interpretation of the iconic Sk8-Hi, this silhouette from Vans will soon become the most versatile trainer in your collection. Easy to wear with your favourite tracksuit or your favourite pair of jeans, the Sk8 Low are made for student life.<br /> <br /> An all-black pair of trainers is also a must-have for students so we&#39;ve got you covered. Get 20% of the<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-footwear/trainers/adidas-originals-zx-flux-trainer-white-white-4041653/"> adidas Originals ZX Flux</a>&nbsp;and the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-footwear/trainers/nike-air-vapormax-360-trainer-black-frost-silver-4037928/">Nike Vapormax 360</a>.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK43_ONLINE_STUDENT_EVEN_MENS_APPAREL_BLOG.gif" /><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:18px;"><strong>Men&#39;s Clothing</strong></span><br /> <br /> We know you&#39;re going to be spending a lot of time online this year but you still need to look fresh on-screen. Keep it comfy with the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/sweatshirts/tommy-hilfiger-tape-sweatshirt-grey-134493/">Tommy Hilfiger Tape Sweatshirt</a> and <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/tshirts/pre-london-alsace-tshirt-white-4051272/">Pr&eacute; London tee</a>.<br /> <br /> For those days where you need some fresh air, this <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/jackets-coats/kings-will-dream-talbot-grid-print-windbreaker-reflective-black-4040580/">windbreaker</a> from Kings Will Dream will keep you covered while you take on the British weather.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK43_ONLINE_STUDENT_EVEN_WOMENS_FOOTWEAR_BLOG.gif" /><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:18px;"><strong>Women&#39;s Trainers</strong></span><br /> <br /> Pros of staying home? Your fresh sneakers don&#39;t get dirty- winning. Take advantage and update your rotation with a fresh white pair of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/women/womens-footwear/trainers/adidas-originals-womens-ozweego-trainer-footwear-white-cloud-white-core-black-4041715/">adidas Ozweegos</a>. The silhouette of 2020, the Ozweego takes the chunky trainer trend from the 90s and updates it for the streets of today.<br /> <br /> For a more retro look shop the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/women/womens-footwear/trainers/nike-womens-blazer-mid-77-vintage-trainer-white-glow-pink-pure-platinum-4042400/">Nike Blazer &#39;77</a> and to give your look some height discover the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/womens/womens-footwear/trainers/converse-womens-chuck-taylor-all-star-lift-ox-trainer-black-white-white-119985/">Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star lift</a>.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK40_ONLINE_STUDENT_EVENT_WOMENS_APPAREL_PRICE_BLOG.gif" /><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:18px;"><strong>Women&#39;s Clothing</strong></span><br /> <br /> Perfect your laid-back style with the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/women/womens-clothing/hoodies/adidas-originals-womens-cropped-hoodie-black-4037245/">adidas Originals RYV cropped hoodie</a>, a 90s inspired fit, this hoodie looks on-point with a pair of adidas joggers or denim jeans.<br /> <br /> We&#39;re also loving these <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/women/womens-clothing/pants/calvin-klein-jeans-womens-embroidered-jogger-black-4032921/">joggers from Calvin Klein</a> and this classic <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/women/womens-clothing/tshirts/guess-womens-tatiana-tshirt-true-white-4042095/">white Guess Tee</a> which will take you right through the winter.<br /> <br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-accessories/face-covers/"><img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK40_ONLINE_STUDENT_FACE_COVER_BLOG.jpg" /></a> Does The Shoe Fit Returns https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/does-the-shoe-fit-returns/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/does-the-shoe-fit-returns/#comments Thu, 22 Oct 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/does-the-shoe-fit-returns/ <div style="text-align: justify;"><br /> It&rsquo;s back! The best dating show on the planet (sorry First Dates) returns for its 4<sup>th</sup> season.<br /> <br /> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="428" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/iX2DDdd9Ukg" width="650"></iframe><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Last Sunday, the first episode of <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLupT8apm58_P6gMYRaWHmoDkDsjmN9RQl"><em>Does the Shoe Fit</em></a> Season 4 hit YouTube. Kicking the season off, Chunkz, Filly, Harry Pinero and Konan were in top form as they got down to some socially distanced speed dating. Like usual, be prepared for more fun, jokes and an extra dose of flirting, as the boys aren&rsquo;t holding back.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> With over 1 million views on the first instalment already, the season is off to an explosive start. Take a look at some of these hilarious reactions to the first episode.<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr" lang="und"><a href="https://twitter.com/Footasylum?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Footasylum</a> ???????? <a href="https://twitter.com/konanplaydirty?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@konanplaydirty</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/yungfilly1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@yungfilly1</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/harrypinero?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@harrypinero</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Chunkz?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Chunkz</a> <a href="https://t.co/1R6sr9NNS6">pic.twitter.com/1R6sr9NNS6</a></p> &mdash; Qatan...but my friends call me Ghost (@Sir_Daniel1) <a href="https://twitter.com/Sir_Daniel1/status/1317912087365038085?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 18, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp; <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">Harry Pinero on Does The Shoe Fit ?????? <a href="https://t.co/OMld6ciWcV">pic.twitter.com/OMld6ciWcV</a></p> &mdash; Kimpembe ???????? (@AYusufOfficial) <a href="https://twitter.com/AYusufOfficial/status/1317909201251979272?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 18, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><br /> &nbsp; <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr" lang="und"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DoesTheShoeFit?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#DoesTheShoeFit</a> <a href="https://t.co/0aO5cWiLi9">pic.twitter.com/0aO5cWiLi9</a></p> &mdash; FOOTASYLUM (@Footasylum) <a href="https://twitter.com/Footasylum/status/1317908653337444353?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 18, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> &nbsp; <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">me watching Harry Pinero on Does The Shoe Fit <a href="https://t.co/j2yConUGli">pic.twitter.com/j2yConUGli</a></p> &mdash; flacko ? (@tkayxv) <a href="https://twitter.com/tkayxv/status/1317906504981381127?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 18, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Catch a new episode every Sunday at 7pm or subscribe to our <a href="https://www.youtube.com/c/Footasylumofficial">YouTube channel</a> so you don&rsquo;t miss a second of it.</div> Under the Spotlight: Nike Repeat Poly https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/under-the-spotlight-nike-repeat-poly/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/under-the-spotlight-nike-repeat-poly/#comments Thu, 22 Oct 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/under-the-spotlight-nike-repeat-poly/ Looking to upgrade your autumn wardrobe but not sure where to start? The Swoosh has got you covered with their latest drop.<br /> <br /> The latest collection from Nike features intricate repeat Nike branded tubing across the chest of the hoodies and legs of the joggers.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="margin:0px; padding:0px; flex: 1;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="540" src="https://assets.linklay.com/embed_cloud.html?uuid_hash=linklay5f905475be63b7.84675591&amp;base_url=https://www.linklay.com/app/" style="width: 100%; overflow:hidden; margin-top:-0px;" width="820"></iframe><script src="https://assets.linklay.com/responsive.js" onerror="javascript:var el = this.parentElement; el.innerHTML = ''; var imgEl = document.createElement( 'img' ); imgEl.src = 'https://images.linklay.com/linklay5f905475be63b7.84675591'; imgEl.style.width = '100%'; imgEl.style.maxWidth = '820px'; el.appendChild( imgEl );" ></script></div> <br /> Layer up your new <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/nike/tracksuits/">Nike tracksuit</a> with a <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/gilets/">gilet</a> for the perfect Autumn look. This Ozone Blue Poly Tracksuit from Nike is an ideal piece for layering.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The blue colourway adds a twist to the typical Autumn tracksuit but the skinny fit of the<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/jog-track-pants/nike-repeat-poly-jogger-ozone-blue-white-4050227/"> joggers</a> and overhead design of the<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/hoodies/nike-repeat-poly-overhead-hoodie-ozone-blue-white-4050221/"> hoodie</a> is a familiar look for the new season.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="margin:0px; padding:0px; flex: 1;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="540" src="https://assets.linklay.com/embed_cloud.html?uuid_hash=linklay5f9055b3dbf484.41787948&amp;base_url=https://www.linklay.com/app/" style="width: 100%; overflow:hidden; margin-top:-0px;" width="820"></iframe><script src="https://assets.linklay.com/responsive.js" onerror="javascript:var el = this.parentElement; el.innerHTML = ''; var imgEl = document.createElement( 'img' ); imgEl.src = 'https://images.linklay.com/linklay5f9055b3dbf484.41787948'; imgEl.style.width = '100%'; imgEl.style.maxWidth = '820px'; el.appendChild( imgEl );" ></script></div> <br /> A classic black tracksuit is also essential for autumn and this set from Nike is no different.<br /> <br /> The zip-up <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/hoodies/nike-repeat-poly-full-zip-hoodie-black-reflective-4050226/">hoodie</a> is inspired by Nike&#39;s 1978 Windrunner jacket featuring the same 26-degree chevron design across the chest.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> A taped chevron design features repeating Swoosh graphics and Nike block lettering extends to the back of the hood for a track-inspired finish.<br /> <br /> Shop the latest <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/?brand=nn">Nike men&#39;s clothing</a> online and look fresh for autumn. Our City. Our Nature. https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/our-city-our-nature/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/our-city-our-nature/#comments Wed, 21 Oct 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/our-city-our-nature/ <div style="text-align: justify;">Last year, we travelled to Thornton Heath for Timberland&rsquo;s <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/event-recap-timberland-nature-needs-heroes/">Nature Needs Heroes event</a>. Right in the heart of the South London town, a derelict grey space was being regenerated with plants and community areas. This is the objective of Timberland&rsquo;s &lsquo;Nature Needs Heroes&rsquo; initiative and they aimed to grow and replicate spaces just like this in metropolitan cities across the globe.<br /> <br /> With the help of music artist and activist, Loyle Carner, the new space in Thornton Heath was celebrated with an evening of music from young artists and performers. Both the space and young talent shone through the night and, left everyone wondering what prospects could come from this.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/loyle%20carner%201.jpg" /><br /> <br /> A year on, Timberland is still enriching cities and lives with greenery. Encouraging young city-dwellers to reset and refocus their energy in these spaces. Though Covid-19 forced the project to come to a small halt, the regeneration of the Thornton Heath space was successful. Loyle Carner gathered with a handful of volunteers where they planted over 250 different plants. Together they showed that the actions of a few can impact a space for years to come.<br /> <br /> From the space to the footwear, Timberland constantly strive for an eco-friendly range of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/timberland/">products</a>. Their green approach towards designing products sees them innovating with sustainable sources and materials. All while paying close attention to durability and resistance to the elements, the footwear range will see you through a lifetime of use.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/loyle%20carner%202.jpg" /><br /> <br /> Shop <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/timberland/">Timberland</a> footwear and clothing at Footasylum today, and watch our interview with Loyle Carner on the project <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/interview-loyle-carner/">here</a>.</div> DFNS: Sustainable Sneaker and Apparel Care https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/introducing-dfns/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/introducing-dfns/#comments Wed, 21 Oct 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/introducing-dfns/ Looking for product care that looks after our planet as much as you look after your favourite trainers? A new range of sustainable product care has landed at Footasylum- introducing <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/dfns/">DFNS</a>.<br /> <br /> Defend your trainers and streetwear whilst also defending the planet with the latest sustainable footwear and clothing care brand on the streets.<br /> <br /> DFNS&#39; people and planet-friendly products will refresh, revive, de-wrinkle, waterproof, clean and deodorise- keeping you looking fresh from head to toe.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK36_DFNS_BLOG_2.jpg" /><br /> <br /> Aside from the products being top class, DFNS&#39; combination of innovation, expertise and enthusiasm made sure that as well as creating high-quality products, their products don&#39;t compromise the planet or our health and we&#39;re 100% here for it.<br /> <br /> Biodegradable formulas, sugar-cane packaging and air-powered alternatives to traditional aerosol packaging give them a huge boost in becoming the greenest product care brand in the industry.<br /> <br /> Powered by the brand&#39;s Airopack technology, the spray product care from DFNS use compressed air instead of the usual chemicals you&#39;d find in an aerosol. Clear packaging also means you can always see how much product you have left and thanks to the Pressure Control Device you&#39;ll use 98% of the product- mega.<br /> <br /> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="428" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/MjGj4cieGRQ" width="650"></iframe><br /> <br /> With a full range of protectors, refreshers and cleaners launching on Footasylum we&#39;ve got a breakdown of our favourite products from the collection and how to use them.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK43_DFNS_PENS_WIPES_BLOG.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-accessories/product-care/dfns-6pack-wipes-white-4052667/"><span style="font-size:16px;"><b>Cleaning Wipes</b></span></a><br /> <br /> Keep your sneakers and clothing fresh on the go with DFNS&#39; compostable bamboo cleaning wipes. These water-based wipes are non-toxic and biodegradable, while also being handy enough to carry in your wallet/bag for those emergency trainer care moments.<br /> <br /> The unique solution quickly attaches to marks, lifting them from the source without the need for harsh chemicals or aggressive ingredients. Once used, they can be thrown straight into the compost. Their packaging&mdash;a renewable, bio-based plastic, is petroleum-free, carbon-negative and 100% recyclable.<br /> <br /> <strong><span style="font-size:16px;"><a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-accessories/product-care/dfns-2pack-spot-cleaner-white-4052669/">Spot Cleaner</a></span></strong><br /> <br /> We all know that stubborn stains have the potential to ruin our favourite outfits, but luckily DFNS is here to save the day with their Spot Cleaner. Featuring a formula that uses special stain lifting technology, this pen is your best defence against the most common food and drink stains.<br /> <br /> A spring-operated micro-felt tip dispenses the solution nice and easily helping the solution lift and absorb the stain before drying on the spot with no need to rinse- bonus. Once you&#39;ve used up all the solution the tube can also be recycled.<br /> <br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-accessories/product-care/dfns-footwear-protector-white-4052663/"><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Footwear Protector</strong></span></a><br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK37_DFNS_BLOG_3.jpg" /><br /> <br /> Use this water-based, solvent-free liquid on your favourite kicks to keep them watertight and totally breathable.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Make sure you&#39;ve given your trainers a bit of pampering and cleaned them before applying the protector. Spray evenly over your trainers to make sure your whole shoe is left watertight. Leave your sneaks to dry for around 20 minutes away from direct sunlight and you&#39;re done. Easy right?<br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-accessories/product-care/dfns-footwear-refresher-white-4052664/"><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Footwear Refresher</strong></span></a><br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK37_DFNS_BLOG_4.jpg" /><br /> <br /> Trainers got a bit fragrant? It happens to the best of us. DFND&#39;s Footwear Refresher is a non-toxic, biodegradable, waterbased product that uses probiotics to eliminate odour in your favourite trainers.<br /> <br /> Simply spray the inside of your trainers and leave them to dry completely, away from direct sunlight. After 24 hours your kicks will be smelling as fresh as you look.<br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-accessories/product-care/dfns-footwear-cleaner-kit-white-4052665/"><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Footwear Cleaner Kit</strong></span></a><br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK37_DFNS_BLOG_5.jpg" /><br /> <br /> Serious about trainer care? Then this kit is a must-have. This kit contains a premium cleaning brush, microfibre cloth and DFNS&#39; water-based and 100% biodegradable Footwear Cleaner.<br /> <br /> To get your kicks sparkling simply wet the brush and apply cleaning gel. Gently scrub your sneaks and wipe clean with a soft cloth- you might have to repeat this step a couple of times to get your trainers gleaming.<br /> <br /> Leave them to dry away from direct sunlight for 24 hours and then you&#39;re good to go! We&#39;d probably give them a spray of the Footwear Protector too so they have an extra level of protection.<br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-accessories/product-care/dfns-apparel-launder-white-4052668/"><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Apparel Launder</strong></span></a><br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK37_DFNS_BLOG_6%20.jpg" /><br /> <br /> Hate ironing? Us too. But the good people at DFNS have got us covered with their Apparel Launder. This spray refreshes reshapes and de-wrinkles your garments in just 10 minutes.<br /> <br /> Hang your garment or lay it flat on a surface, spray the product on the piece of clothing and wait 10 seconds. Smooth and pull the wrinkles apart and in 10 minutes your clothing will be looking refreshed and is good to go.<br /> <br /> Shop the full <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/dfns/">DFNS range</a> and defend your streetwear while helping to defend the planet.<br /> <br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/introducing-regain/"><img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK36_BLOG_ReGain_Student_Banner.jpg" /></a> Launch: Air Max 90 and Nike Blazer "Spider Web" https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/launch-air-max-90-and-nike-blazer-spider-web/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/launch-air-max-90-and-nike-blazer-spider-web/#comments Fri, 16 Oct 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/launch-air-max-90-and-nike-blazer-spider-web/ Although originally a night for trick or treating and eating as many sweets as you can Halloween has become one of the most celebrated holidays among sneakerheads thanks to Nike&#39;s dedication to the spooky season.<br /> <br /> From the ParaNorman Foam release of 2012 to last year&#39;s mind-blowing &#39;Black Skeleton&#39; colourway of the Air Force 1, Nike has always been the OGs of Halloween themed<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/nike/trainers/"> sneaks</a> and this year is no different.<br /> <br /> Arachnophobes look away now as we&#39;re about to give you a sneak peek of the fright night ready <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-footwear/trainers/nike-blazer-halloween-trainer-black-limelight-smoke-grey-4050138/">Nike Blazer</a> and<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-footwear/trainers/nike-air-max-90-halloween-trainer-black-4050137/"> Air Max 90</a>.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="margin:0px; padding:0px; flex: 1;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="540" src="https://assets.linklay.com/embed_cloud.html?uuid_hash=linklay5f89d23c760f73.16019754&amp;base_url=https://www.linklay.com/app/" style="width: 100%; overflow:hidden; margin-top:-0px;" width="820"></iframe><script src="https://assets.linklay.com/responsive.js" onerror="javascript:var el = this.parentElement; el.innerHTML = ''; var imgEl = document.createElement( 'img' ); imgEl.src = 'https://images.linklay.com/linklay5f89d23c760f73.16019754'; imgEl.style.width = '100%'; imgEl.style.maxWidth = '820px'; el.appendChild( imgEl );" ></script></div> <br /> Looking like they&#39;re ready for a night of trick or treating, the Blazer and 90 have been taken over by a stealth black colourway wit reflective cobweb graphics and slime green accents- what else do you need from a Halloween trainer?<br /> <br /> The Air Max 90 &quot;Spider Web&quot; keeps the slick silhouette and simple colourway of a classic Air Max 90 while effortlessly weaving in spider web detailing on the toe and heel box before taking it to the next level with a glow-in-the-dark sole unit.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="margin:0px; padding:0px; flex: 1;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="540" src="https://assets.linklay.com/embed_cloud.html?uuid_hash=linklay5f89d259d5f9b8.22592590&amp;base_url=https://www.linklay.com/app/" style="width: 100%; overflow:hidden; margin-top:-0px;" width="820"></iframe><script src="https://assets.linklay.com/responsive.js" onerror="javascript:var el = this.parentElement; el.innerHTML = ''; var imgEl = document.createElement( 'img' ); imgEl.src = 'https://images.linklay.com/linklay5f89d259d5f9b8.22592590'; imgEl.style.width = '100%'; imgEl.style.maxWidth = '820px'; el.appendChild( imgEl );" ></script></div> <br /> Keeping an almost identical design, the ghoulish reimagination of the Nike Blazer allows the spiders to crawl even further thanks to it&#39;s taller design.<br /> <br /> The spider-web print sprawls along the underlying mesh base, above the toe box, side panel in reflective silver. The sneaker has been finished off with slime green accents on the heel tab just in case you needed even more Halloween on your trainers.<br /> <br /> Haunting<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/just-landed/"> online</a> and selected stores now. Winter Essentials: Kids' Jackets https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/winter-essentials-kids-jackets/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/winter-essentials-kids-jackets/#comments Wed, 14 Oct 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/winter-essentials-kids-jackets/ Whether it&#39;s a new coat for school or the weekend we&#39;ve got a collection of the freshest <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/kids/junior-clothing/jackets-coats/">kids&#39; jackets and coats</a> from the biggest names in streetwear.<br /> <br /> From puffer jackets to parkas we&#39;ve got your junior winter look sorted. If you&#39;ve already got a basket full of coats and you can&#39;t decide which one to choose we&#39;ve got our picks of our favourite junior jackets to help you out.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="margin:0px; padding:0px; flex: 1;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="540" src="https://assets.linklay.com/embed_cloud.html?uuid_hash=linklay5f86bd41b9f708.28388394&amp;base_url=https://www.linklay.com/app/" style="width: 100%; overflow:hidden; margin-top:-0px;" width="820"></iframe><script src="https://assets.linklay.com/responsive.js" onerror="javascript:var el = this.parentElement; el.innerHTML = ''; var imgEl = document.createElement( 'img' ); imgEl.src = 'https://images.linklay.com/linklay5f86bd41b9f708.28388394'; imgEl.style.width = '100%'; imgEl.style.maxWidth = '820px'; el.appendChild( imgEl );" ></script></div> <br /> Described by the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/nike-brand-page/">Swoosh</a> as a &#39;pillowy soft puffer&#39; we don&#39;t think it gets any better than this <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/kids/junior-clothing/jackets-coats/nike-junior-down-jacket-black-4042848/">duck-down jacket from Nike</a>.<br /> <br /> A synthetic fill in the arms and duck-down fill in the body means that this jacket is another level of cosy-perfect for the dropping temperatures.<br /> <br /> With a full-length zip, hood and an elastic trim on the front pockets, this coat is the ideal way to keep warm while looking on-point this winter.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="margin:0px; padding:0px; flex: 1;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="540" src="https://assets.linklay.com/embed_cloud.html?uuid_hash=linklay5f86c18cee58a5.89619827&amp;base_url=https://www.linklay.com/app/" style="width: 100%; overflow:hidden; margin-top:-0px;" width="820"></iframe><script src="https://assets.linklay.com/responsive.js" onerror="javascript:var el = this.parentElement; el.innerHTML = ''; var imgEl = document.createElement( 'img' ); imgEl.src = 'https://images.linklay.com/linklay5f86c18cee58a5.89619827'; imgEl.style.width = '100%'; imgEl.style.maxWidth = '820px'; el.appendChild( imgEl );" ></script></div> <br /> Add a luxe look to the kids&#39; winter wardrobe with the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/kids/junior-clothing/jackets-coats/kings-will-dream-junior-branson-jacket-black-4044418/">Branson Jacket</a> from <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/kings-will-dream/">Kings Will Dream</a>.<br /> <br /> The faux fur lining on the hood takes this jacket to a whole new level. A poly padded inner adds an extra layer on insulation for when the cold front sets in and the classic black colourway means this coat will go with everything.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK42_JR_JACKETS_Q4_BLOG_3.jpg" /><br /> <br /> We all know that <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/the-north-face/jackets/">The North Face</a> are the OGs of jackets and coats and this lightweight <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/kids/junior-clothing/jackets-coats/the-north-face-junior-perrito-jacket-black-4027154/">Perrito jacket</a> is ideal for the cold weather.<br /> <br /> A synthetic fill insulation helps to reduce heat loss and increase warmth- even in the British winter and a durable water-repellent finish helps fight off those light showers that catch you off guard.<br /> <br /> For a different look the Perrito jacket is also reversible so you get two coats in one allowing you to mix it up more often.<br /> <br /> Shop the full collection of<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/kids/junior-clothing/jackets-coats/"> kids&#39; jackets and coats </a>to update your cold-weather essentials. C.O.A.T: Men's Jackets https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/coldest-of-all-time-mens-jackets/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/coldest-of-all-time-mens-jackets/#comments Tue, 13 Oct 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/coldest-of-all-time-mens-jackets/ Introducing, the Coldest Of All Time collection of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/jackets-coats/">men&#39;s jackets and coats</a> to land at Footasylum.<br /> <br /> From insulated outdoor jackets to premium cuts made for the streets, our collection of men&#39;s coats and jackets for Winter 2020 are the best of the best.<br /> <br /> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="428" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/02-mEaW2DmE" width="650"></iframe><br /> <br /> Featuring water resistant tech, luxury goose down fills and iconic fits our&nbsp; coat edit is all you need to outsmart the weather this year.<br /> <br /> Whether you&#39;re heading out for a day in the peaks or need an insulated coat for your day-to-day adventures, we&#39;ve got you covered.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="margin:0px; padding:0px; flex: 1;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="540" src="https://assets.linklay.com/embed_cloud.html?uuid_hash=linklay5f7f3f57c88395.15321075&amp;base_url=https://www.linklay.com/app/" style="width: 100%; overflow:hidden; margin-top:-0px;" width="820"></iframe><script src="https://assets.linklay.com/responsive.js" onerror="javascript:var el = this.parentElement; el.innerHTML = ''; var imgEl = document.createElement( 'img' ); imgEl.src = 'https://images.linklay.com/linklay5f7f3f57c88395.15321075'; imgEl.style.width = '100%'; imgEl.style.maxWidth = '820px'; el.appendChild( imgEl );" ></script></div> <br /> We all know that the 1996 Nuptse from <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/the-north-face/jackets/">The North Face</a> is an icon of outerwear, featuring a RDS Goose Down fill&nbsp;and innovative tech to help keep you looking fresh and staying warm whatever the weather. Breathable water protection means the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/the-history-files-the-north-face/">Nuptse</a> is definitely ready to take on the British weather and whatever adventures you have planned for it.<br /> <br /> Keep it classic with an all-black style or demand attention with the Fiery Red colourway and were with your favourite tracksuit for a look that is ready for every eventuality.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="margin:0px; padding:0px; flex: 1;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="540" src="https://assets.linklay.com/embed_cloud.html?uuid_hash=linklay5f856ef3cebe47.36778396&amp;base_url=https://www.linklay.com/app/" style="width: 100%; overflow:hidden; margin-top:-0px;" width="820"></iframe><script src="https://assets.linklay.com/responsive.js" onerror="javascript:var el = this.parentElement; el.innerHTML = ''; var imgEl = document.createElement( 'img' ); imgEl.src = 'https://images.linklay.com/linklay5f856ef3cebe47.36778396'; imgEl.style.width = '100%'; imgEl.style.maxWidth = '820px'; el.appendChild( imgEl );" ></script></div> <br /> Want a coat that will keep you looking on-point while embracing the elements? This&nbsp;Zavetti Canada <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/jackets-coats/zavetti-canada-malvini-tape-full-zip-hooded-puffer-jacket-black-4044790/">Malvini Tape Full Zip Hooded Puffer Jacket</a> is the perfect winter layer. Insulated padding will keep you warm when the temperatures drop and the adjustable hood is ideal for when the wet weather appears.<br /> <br /> For a more premium look from Zavetti discover the&nbsp;T<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/jackets-coats/alessandro-zavetti-tessini-aop-full-zip-puffer-jacket-black-4045282/">essini AOP Full Zip Puffer Jacket</a> from Alessandro Zavetti. Featuring a subtle all-over branded print- this is the ultimate luxury jacket for Autumn 2020.<br /> <br /> Shop the full collection of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/jackets-coats/">men&#39;s jackets and coats </a>and make it rain this season. National Sneaker Day https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/national-sneaker-day/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/national-sneaker-day/#comments Fri, 09 Oct 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/national-sneaker-day/ <div style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, system-ui, &quot;Apple Color Emoji&quot;, &quot;Segoe UI Emoji&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><strong>To commemorate National Sneaker Day, we caught up with the creative minds behind some of the newest sneakers hitting the market. Ilija Nikolic, Yurri Mial and Mattias Borg take us through the ins and outs of sneaker design and how they have developed their craft through their design journey. Though they come from 3 different walks of life, their insightful stories and unusual sources of inspiration make them all game changers in the industry.</strong></span><br /> <br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK41_National_sneaker_day_blogIlija_Nikolic.jpg" /><br /> &nbsp; <div style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, system-ui, &quot;Apple Color Emoji&quot;, &quot;Segoe UI Emoji&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:13px;"><strong>1.Tell us your name and a bit about what you do day to day for your job.&nbsp;</strong></span><br style="font-size:13px;" /> <span style="font-size:13px;">My name is&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size:13px;">Ilija Nikolic&nbsp;and I design sneakers. This process is anything from my own research and concept ideation to working on a specific brief which is often a result of the greater brand initiative. I like all parts of the process, but my favourite is usually the early stage where I dig into the archives and sketch. Often those first expressive sketches define the attitude of the shoe and I try to keep that in mind when other ingredients come during the process. In short, I spend a lot of time with my stylus in hand in front of the screen I can draw on, sometime creating mood boards and sometime in the meetings.</span></span><br /> &nbsp; <div style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, system-ui, &quot;Apple Color Emoji&quot;, &quot;Segoe UI Emoji&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:13px;"><strong>2.How long have you been designing sneakers for, and what are some of the most important things you have learnt over that time?</strong></span><br style="font-size:13px;" /> <span style="font-size:13px;">I&#39;ve been designing sneakers since I was a kid, which means from the 80&#39;s. Professionally for the last 12 years. I learned that as a designer I have to compromise between the brands needs and my personal design ethics. In the ideal world those two would meet and the result would be a sneaker that I would both love to see on the brand&#39;s consumer&#39;s and my own feet.</span></span></div> &nbsp; <div style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, system-ui, &quot;Apple Color Emoji&quot;, &quot;Segoe UI Emoji&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:13px;"><strong>3.Where do you look for inspiration? Is there a source that you always go back to?</strong></span><br style="font-size:13px;" /> <span style="font-size:13px;">There is always something in the sneaker archives that inspires me, regardless of the brand. I also like retro-futurism in design, especially concept cars from the 70&#39;s and the 80&#39;s that are more futuristic and cooler in my opinion than the cars today. Music, art &amp; culture are also my eternal inspiration and it all somehow connects with sneakers.&nbsp;</span><br style="font-size:13px;" /> <span style="font-size:13px;">&nbsp;</span><br style="font-size:13px;" /> <span style="font-size:13px;"><strong>4.Tell us about 1 sneaker that you are most proud of designing/ or part of designing.&nbsp;</strong></span><br style="font-size:13px;" /> <span style="font-size:13px;"><a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/reebok/">Reebok</a> Zig Kinetica Edge is probably a model I am the most proud of. I designed it 2 years ago and it recently came out.&nbsp;&nbsp;It is a dream come true - to design this shoe for a brand that inspired me to draw sneakers since I was a kid.&nbsp;It features many elements I used on variety of footwear types in the past - from trail <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-footwear/?category_list_all=fm_sneakers&amp;style=nylon%20running&amp;page=1">running</a> features to overall wearability and street fashion. They are part of the Zig franchise that was originally created in the era of Reebok I was not really a fan of (around 2010), therefore I didn&#39;t care about the actual zig-zag sole. However, I was assigned to design a model that will feature Zig Kinetica sole. The brief in short was: trail running meets street fashion. The most unique feature on the shoe is the side bumper that I specifically designed to create a visual break of the Zig underneath, so that the shoe can also appeal to those consumers who are not&nbsp;necessarily&nbsp;fans of the Zig franchise and I think it did. It is rugged and protective and this is exactly how it feels when you wear it. I love the versatility of this shoe. The biggest satisfaction for me is getting random compliments on the street, besides running in them with my 4-year-old son in the nature.</span><br style="font-size:13px;" /> <span style="font-size:13px;">&nbsp;</span><br style="font-size:13px;" /> <span style="font-size:13px;"><strong>5.Aside from designing, why are sneakers important to you?</strong></span><br style="font-size:13px;" /> <span style="font-size:13px;">Sneakers to me represent form of freedom. Besides being the most comfortable type of footwear, they are also culturally important. They represent an image of a rebel who refuses to wear dress shoes (and a suit) to accommodate formal society dress codes and prefers to be creator of his/her own destiny.&nbsp;</span></span><br /> <br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK41_National_sneaker_day_blogYurri_Mial.jpg" /> <div style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, system-ui, &quot;Apple Color Emoji&quot;, &quot;Segoe UI Emoji&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"><br /> <span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:13px;"><strong>1.Tell us your name and a bit about what you do day to day for your job.</strong></span><br style="font-size:13px;" /> <span style="font-size:13px;">My Name is&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size:13px;">Yurri Mial.</span><span style="font-size:13px;">&nbsp;In a nutshell I observe people, culture, trends, and products. An on occasion I utilize all these observations to create shoes that solve problems and/or tell meaningful stories.</span><br style="font-size:13px;" /> <br style="font-size:13px;" /> <span style="font-size:13px;"><strong>2.How long have you been designing sneakers for, and what are some of the most important things you have learnt over that time?</strong></span></span> <div style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, system-ui, &quot;Apple Color Emoji&quot;, &quot;Segoe UI Emoji&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-size:13px;">I&rsquo;ve been in the industry for a little over a decade. I&rsquo;ve learned so many things, but I think the top 3 would be:</span><br style="font-size:13px;" /> <span style="font-size:13px;">Never be afraid to fail. When I first started, I would limit my own creativity because I was fearful of not being able to make my ideas.</span><br /> <br style="font-size:13px;" /> <span style="font-size:13px;">Trust your gut. In the product creation cycle there&rsquo;s a lot of hands involved and even more opinions. It&rsquo;s always smart to take advice and get as much insight into something as you can but at the end of the day you have to trust that you know what&rsquo;s best for the project because usually, you&rsquo;re the one most invested.</span><br style="font-size:13px;" /> <span style="font-size:13px;">&nbsp;</span><br style="font-size:13px;" /> <span style="font-size:13px;">Make shoes with friends. The past couple years I&rsquo;ve had the pleasure of working with a group of talented people who I&rsquo;ve known for as long as I&rsquo;ve been in the industry. The synergy has been amazing and the things we&rsquo;ve built together reflected it.</span><br /> &nbsp;</div> <div style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, system-ui, &quot;Apple Color Emoji&quot;, &quot;Segoe UI Emoji&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:13px;"><strong>3.Where do you look for inspiration? Is there a source that you always go back to?</strong></span><br style="font-size:13px;" /> <span style="font-size:13px;">Everywhere and everything. No way I could ever limit myself to a single source. I find that whenever I travel and see things I haven&rsquo;t seen before I always come back inspired. Landscapes, Cities, Architecture, Products etc.</span><br style="font-size:13px;" /> <span style="font-size:13px;">&nbsp;</span><br style="font-size:13px;" /> <span style="font-size:13px;"><strong>4.Tell us about 1 sneaker that you are most proud of designing/ or part of designing.</strong></span><br style="font-size:13px;" /> <span style="font-size:13px;">My most recent work, <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/under-armour/">UA</a> Hovr Summit Fat Tire. Mainly because I applied the 3 aforementioned learnings into this project. From the beginning of the process all the way to now it&rsquo;s just been an amazing experience.&nbsp;</span><br style="font-size:13px;" /> <span style="font-size:13px;">&nbsp;</span><br style="font-size:13px;" /> <span style="font-size:13px;"><strong>5.Aside from designing, why are sneakers important to you?</strong></span><br style="font-size:13px;" /> <span style="font-size:13px;">There&rsquo;s so much packed into a shoe: Story, Technology, Innovation, Art, etc. You can also tell so much about a person by their shoe preference.</span><br /> <br style="font-size:13px;" /> <span style="font-size:13px;">&nbsp;</span></span><br style="font-size:13px;" /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK41_National_sneaker_day_blogMattias_Borg.jpg" /><br /> <br style="font-size:13px;" /> <span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:13px;"><strong>1.Tell us your name and a bit about what you do day to day for your job.</strong></span><br style="font-size:13px;" /> <span style="font-size:13px;">Hi, I&rsquo;m&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size:13px;">Mattias</span><span style="font-size:13px;">! I am a Footwear Designer from Sweden and my main focus is sneakers.&nbsp;</span><br style="font-size:13px;" /> <span style="font-size:13px;">I follow the process from start to finish.&nbsp;So, starting from trends research through my travels, arts, and materials, to the ideation of the sneakers.&nbsp;I usually put together a mood board, then I start sketching, and once that I have a final sketch I work on materials and colors. My final phase consists of sending to the factory my final shoe to create a prototype and be produced for the stores.</span><br style="font-size:13px;" /> <br style="font-size:13px;" /> <span style="font-size:13px;"><strong>2.How long have you been designing sneakers for, and what are some of the most important things you have learned over that time?</strong></span><br style="font-size:13px;" /> <span style="font-size:13px;">It&rsquo;s been 5 years since I started.&nbsp;In 2016, while I was studying industrial design in Sweden, I got my first opportunity in <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/puma/">Puma</a>, I did an internship in the HQ in Germany, where I learned a lot.&nbsp;</span><br style="font-size:13px;" /> <span style="font-size:13px;">The most important advice that I have learned over time is, to never really be satisfied with a project (even after it is complete) and always try to analyse what you are doing and why you are doing it in order to do better.&nbsp;I learn to put myself in uncomfortable situations in the design process, challenging myself by making a new project with a different approach than the last one.&nbsp;This method has been rewarding and I think it&rsquo;s been the best way to progress.</span><br style="font-size:13px;" /> <br style="font-size:13px;" /> <span style="font-size:13px;"><strong>3.Where do you look for inspiration? Is there a source that you always go back to?</strong></span><br style="font-size:13px;" /> <span style="font-size:13px;">I have a certain aesthetic that I am personally attracted to which is a mix of minimalism and sci-fi.&nbsp;I love to look at movies for inspiration. When I find a movie that is very inspirational I get obsessed and I watch it over and over.&nbsp; Blade Runner, Arrival, and Akira are a couple of movies that have a huge impact on me and that I would watch over and over. I try to avoid looking at footwear, instead, I look at functional products or objects that I feel could be translated into a shoe, like cars, accessories, or architecture abstract objects.&nbsp;</span><br style="font-size:13px;" /> <span style="font-size:13px;">It helps me to have a more organic workflow and also shut your brain off from all new products you see on the market and on Instagram.&nbsp;&nbsp;It&rsquo;s definitely important to keep trends, marketing, and sales into account, but for me, in the beginning, stage of the process, it works best when I find a balance with everything.</span><br style="font-size:13px;" /> <br style="font-size:13px;" /> <span style="font-size:13px;"><strong>4.Tell us about 1 sneaker that you are most proud of designing/ or part of designing.</strong></span><br style="font-size:13px;" /> <span style="font-size:13px;">My favorite project I ever worked on was an innovation project I did for <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/converse/">Converse</a>.&nbsp;I re-designed their most iconic shoe, <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/converse/?categorylist=web_ctas&amp;page=1">the Chuck Taylor,</a> and made a modernized version. The design team I worked with was amazing and they had really nice input during the process. The result was cool and I&rsquo;m really happy about it!&nbsp;</span><br style="font-size:13px;" /> <br style="font-size:13px;" /> <span style="font-size:13px;"><strong>5.Aside from designing, why are sneakers important to you?</strong></span><br style="font-size:13px;" /> <span style="font-size:13px;">I have always had a very strong connection with sneakers.&nbsp;I have been skateboarding since I was 11 years old.&nbsp;In <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-footwear/trainers/?style=skate&amp;page=1">skateboarding</a>, the only equipment needed is the board and the shoes, and shoes don&rsquo;t last for so long. Because of the tricks, they tend to break easily.&nbsp;So, since I was a kid, I always dream about the next shoe to try to skate with and save up money to buy. So it has since then that sneakers have been very close to me.</span></span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Footasylum Exclusive: PUMA RS-X https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/footasylum-exclusive-puma-rs-x/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/footasylum-exclusive-puma-rs-x/#comments Thu, 08 Oct 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/footasylum-exclusive-puma-rs-x/ Introducing two fresh colourways for the<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/puma/puma-rsx/"> PUMA RS-X</a> exclusive to Footasylum.<br /> <br /> Looking for a unique trainer that will make a statement on the streets? The chunky and exaggerated <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/puma/">PUMA</a> RS-X appreciates its past while also propelling itself into the future.<br /> <br /> Designed using PUMA&#39;s iconic RS Technology from the 80s on the midsole, these <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-footwear/trainers/puma-rsx-trainer-black-4042117/">exclusive colourways</a> of the PUMA RS-X are a must-have for your autumn rotation.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_PUMA_RS-X_SMU_BLOG_2.jpg" /><br /> <br /> The RS-X is yet another example of how Puma are using their extensive archive to create retro-futuristic sneaks inspired by sport but made for the streets.<br /> <br /> Tapping into the chunky trainer trend which looks fresh whether paired with a <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-featured/tracksuit-hookups/">tracksuit</a> or your favourite <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/denim-jeans/">denim</a>, the RS-X has a bulky design, a chunky sole and patchwork upper.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> A moulded sock liner elevates your comfort with every step and when paired with the timeless style of the leather and suede upper it creates a sneaker which is just the right mix of style, versatility and comfort.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_PUMA_RS-X_SMU_BLOG_1.jpg" /><br /> <br /> Shop the full collection of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/puma/trainers/">PUMA trainers</a> for men, women and kids today. Kick Back With Tommy Hilfiger Loungewear https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/kick-back-with-tommy-hilfiger-loungewear/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/kick-back-with-tommy-hilfiger-loungewear/#comments Tue, 06 Oct 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/kick-back-with-tommy-hilfiger-loungewear/ With summer officially over (blink and you missed it) and the dark nights getting closer there&#39;s no better feeling than chilling in a fresh tracksuit and binge-watching Netflix.<br /> <br /> With our going out wardrobe getting smaller and smaller now is the perfect time to add to your staying in collection and the latest <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/tommy-hilfiger/">Tommy Hilfiger loungewear</a> has got you covered.<br /> <br /> Featuring classic crew neck <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/sweatshirts/">sweatshirts</a>, taped<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/jog-track-pants/"> joggers</a> and zip-up <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/hoodies/">hoodies</a>, the loungewear collection from athleisure OGs Tommy Hilfiger will keep you looking on point even if you&#39;re not even going past the front door.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="margin:0px; padding:0px; flex: 1;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="540" src="https://assets.linklay.com/embed_cloud.html?uuid_hash=linklay5f7c2ad654c4f9.37564576&amp;base_url=https://www.linklay.com/app/" style="width: 100%; overflow:hidden; margin-top:-0px;" width="820"></iframe><script src="https://assets.linklay.com/responsive.js" onerror="javascript:var el = this.parentElement; el.innerHTML = ''; var imgEl = document.createElement( 'img' ); imgEl.src = 'https://images.linklay.com/linklay5f7c2ad654c4f9.37564576'; imgEl.style.width = '100%'; imgEl.style.maxWidth = '820px'; el.appendChild( imgEl );" ></script></div> <br /> Looking for a versatile loungewear set that you won&#39;t be embarrassed to answer the door in? This grey tracksuit from Tommy Hilfiger is a winner, the light grey colourway looks fresh in every season and the branded taping down the leg and arms elevate the look to the next level. The hoodie and joggers also work well as separates for when you want to mix up your look for your duvet day.<br /> <br /> Wear the set with a classic white Tommy tee and a pair of slides and you&#39;re sofa and work from home ready with little to no effort.<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <div style="margin:0px; padding:0px; flex: 1;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="540" src="https://assets.linklay.com/embed_cloud.html?uuid_hash=linklay5f7c2d08c27d27.20794598&amp;base_url=https://www.linklay.com/app/" style="width: 100%; overflow:hidden; margin-top:-0px;" width="820"></iframe><script src="https://assets.linklay.com/responsive.js" onerror="javascript:var el = this.parentElement; el.innerHTML = ''; var imgEl = document.createElement( 'img' ); imgEl.src = 'https://images.linklay.com/linklay5f7c2d08c27d27.20794598'; imgEl.style.width = '100%'; imgEl.style.maxWidth = '820px'; el.appendChild( imgEl );" ></script></div> <br /> Add some colour to your off-duty uniform with this Navy sweatshirt and hoodie tracksuit, one of our favourite tracksuits from Tommy Hilfiger this combo is guaranteed to make those rainy days inside a little bit better. Designed using a soft cotton construction means that this lounge set is super comfy which is all you need from your loungewear.<br /> <br /> Finish off the look with a pair of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-accessories/underwear-socks/?brand=thl&amp;page=1">Tommy Hilfiger socks</a> and your loungewear collection is complete.<br /> <br /> Shop the full <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/tommy-hilfiger/">Tommy Hilfiger collection</a> and upgrade your day off looks. Launch: adidas ZX 2K Boost https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/launch-adidas-zx-2k-boost/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/launch-adidas-zx-2k-boost/#comments Wed, 30 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/launch-adidas-zx-2k-boost/ <img alt="" src="blog_1040" /><br /> Every year the ZX franchise is celebrated as one of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/adidas-brand-page/">adidas Originals&rsquo;</a> most technical endeavours. Starting life as a running sneaker, comfort and practicality in the ZX has always been at the forefront of its design. But this year, the ZX range becomes adidas&rsquo; experimental playground, seeing them push comfort to new heights.<br /> <br /> Launching at Footasylum today, adidas present their addition to the ZX franchise, the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/adidas-originals/adidas-zx-flux/">ZX 2K Boost</a>. We take a look at how the new season&#39;s ZX sneaker is a step up in design and technical innovation.<br /> <br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK40_ADIDAS_ZX_BLOG_2.jpg" /><br /> <br /> In the dynamic new model, the technical ZX body meets adidas&rsquo; famed Boost sole, in what some would say a design fusion waiting to happen. The combination of white foam sole on top of the ZX frame unites two systems designed for withstanding extensive performance.<br /> <br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK40_ADIDAS_ZX_BLOG_3.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <br /> The body of the new ZX 2K Boost is made up of a form-hugging mesh upper, for extended breathability. The tongue-free sneaker allows for an overall tighter fit and support around the ankle during vigorous movement. Panels on the side of the toe box give the sneaker a clean and narrow shape. In 4 different colourways; a core all-black and all-white, along with 2 legacy blue and frozen pink sneakers.<br /> <br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK40_ADIDAS_ZX_BLOG_4.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <br /> For ways to style this dynamic new sneaker, look at our latest campaign featuring rising Grime star, Dutchavelli.<br /> <br /> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="428" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/9HwqP8rmhbQ" width="650"></iframe><br /> <br /> The <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/adidas-originals/adidas-zx-flux/">ZX 2K Boost</a> will be stocked in men&rsquo;s and kids&rsquo; sizes, and available to buy in-store and online today. Learn more about the life of the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/history-files-adidas-zx/">ZX on the Lowdown.</a> Podcasts and Talks: A Roundup https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/podcasts-and-talks-a-roundup/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/podcasts-and-talks-a-roundup/#comments Wed, 30 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/podcasts-and-talks-a-roundup/ <br /> The past few months have been a time of exploring new ways to stay entertained. When you&rsquo;ve powered through all your tv subscriptions, watched every movie you thought was possible and revisited those old school bangers on your<a href="https://open.spotify.com/user/qrrcchf6olt050twyx56tlwb1?si=wFaz0iDFS4Ww8pN-FLJhMA"> Spotify</a>, what is next?<br /> <br /> For many of us, this was finally the time to get onto the podcast our friend has been badgering us to listen to, or finally watch that series on <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/binge-worthy-footasylum-youtube-box-sets/">YouTube</a>. But if you aren&rsquo;t sure where to start in the world of podcasts and talks, we&rsquo;re here to give you a little rundown of things we are sure you will like.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:16px;"><strong><em>WHO WE BE TALKS_, HARRY PINERO &amp; HENRIE</em></strong></span><br /> <br /> Exclusive to Spotify, the Who We Be Talks runs in partnership with the popular, Who We Be playlist on Spotify. The podcast sees host Harry Pinero and Henrie interview the artists who feature on the playlist. From Hip-hop to Afrobeats, you are sure to find one of your favourite artists among the guests. As well as music, they talk about topics of race, upbringing and struggles and most of all, how they all overcame them to be successful. The podcast is now on its third season, so there is a never-ending archive of episodes to work through. And, if you have listened to them all, simply tune in every Tuesday for a new episode.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <iframe allow="encrypted-media" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="232" src="https://open.spotify.com/embed-podcast/episode/6PDnyJmNkczdkpFiBQCY7Y" width="100%"></iframe><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:16px;"><strong><em>NEWHAM TALKS, KANO</em></strong></span><br /> <br /> Coming off a successful 2019, on-screen and in music, Kano hasn&rsquo;t let 2020 stop his creative juices. At the start of September, the grime star announced he would host a series of talks with respected figures from industries including food, music and sports. The conversations aim to bring awareness to homegrown talent, encouraging young individuals to embark on similar journeys. In episode 1, Kano catches up with Ghetts, a fellow grime heavyweight, where they talk about growing up in Newham and life for musicians during COVID. Running along the same lines, he is set to talk to Idris Elba, Christine Ohuruogu and others on the state of their respective industries. So, whether you need a boost of motivation or a breath of fresh air from some new voices this is the one for you.<br /> The talks will raise money via GoFundMe for the community in Newham, in order to tackle rising issues of food poverty and homelessness.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="428" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/pmaOOnMj6Cs" width="650"></iframe><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:16px;"><strong><em>CHATTIN SH*T, ALLAN &ldquo;SEAPA&rdquo; AND HUGO</em></strong></span><br /> <br /> Simply chatting with mates is what <em>People Just Do Nothing</em> stars, Allan and Hugo, have built their podcast around. Launched in the midst of lockdown, the two link up over the phone along with a special guest every episode, taking a deep dive into all things private and personal. The first episode sees Charlie Cooper of BBC 1s <em>This Country </em>swing along for a chat and a bag of laughs on the podcast. Here he chats about lockdown life and his top picks on must-watch shows. In another episode, Allan and Hugo catch up with co-star, Danny Rankin aka Decoy, where we find out about the making of their show and how Kurupt FM found their distinctively garage sound.<br /> The show is released every week (or, thereabouts, it is a chilled one after all!)<br /> <br /> <br /> <iframe allow="encrypted-media" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="232" src="https://open.spotify.com/embed-podcast/episode/5nTg1WdjiMVGGDgVOmoWGY" width="100%"></iframe> &nbsp; adidas Originals Terrace: Stay Casual https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/adidas-originals-terrace-stay-casual/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/adidas-originals-terrace-stay-casual/#comments Mon, 28 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/adidas-originals-terrace-stay-casual/ As much as we love new releases at Footasylum we&#39;re all about the classics and it doesn&#39;t get more classic than the adidas Originals Terrace collection.<br /> <br /> With autumn creeping up already, now is the perfect time to embrace the simple silhouettes and easy to style colourways of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-featured/terrace/">adidas Terrace</a>.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK39_Adidas_terrace_blog2%20.jpg" /><br /> <br /> Way back in the 1970s, terrace style began in football culture, named &lsquo;terrace&rsquo; because of the pub terraces that football fans were known to socialise on before and after the game.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The terrace movement saw silhouettes like the adidas Gazelle, Jeans and&nbsp;<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-footwear/trainers/adidas-originals-samoa-trainer-white-indigo-4034252/">Samoa</a> rocket to fame almost overnight, with football fans adopting adidas trainers as their uniform.<br /> <br /> Whether you&rsquo;re into the casual terrace look or you&rsquo;re an avid sneakerhead looking to add to your collection, we&rsquo;ve got our favourite silhouettes from the Terrace collection for you to wear through autumn.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK39_Adidas_terrace_blog3%20.jpg" /><br /> <br /> The adidas Originals Gazelle is arguably one of the most recognisable silhouettes from the Terrace collection. Originally released in <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/the-history-files-adidas/">1968</a> and found on the feet of millions of people across the globe, the Gazelle is a must-have casual trainer.<br /> <br /> As the first adidas shoe to be designed using suede, the Gazelle hasn&#39;t lost its history with a majority of the silhouettes featuring a suede upper and the classic three-stripe branding.<br /> <br /> This <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-footwear/trainers/adidas-originals-gazelle-trainer-black-black-117735/">all-black silhouette</a> is perfect for the shorter days and colder nights as it is so easy to wear with your favourite <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-featured/tracksuit-hookups/">adidas tracksuits</a>. Don&#39;t forget to invest in <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-accessories/product-care/">product care</a> to keep the suede fresh.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK39_Adidas_terrace_blog1%20.jpg" /><br /> <br /> Alternatively, a pair of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-footwear/trainers/adidas-originals-jeans-trainer-carbon-white-117743/">Adidas Jeans trainers</a> will take you through autumn with your favourite <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/denim-jeans/">denim pieces</a>. Before you call us out for encouraging double denim, don&#39;t panic, the adidas Jean silhouette isn&#39;t made from denim.<br /> <br /> adidas Originals Jeans debuted in the 1980s as a casual shoe, at the time the idea of wearing a trainer with a pair of jeans was a no go but adidas created these trainers purely for that purpose. To help the transition to wear trainers with jeans adidas designed the adidas Jeans trainers with a streamlined silhouette which made them understated but looked fresh at the same time.<br /> <br /> The fan-favourite sneak was re-released back in 2016 and utilised the same historic T-toe overlay and heel stabiliser as the original.<br /> <br /> Shop the full <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-featured/terrace/">adidas Originals Terrace collection</a> and keep it casual. How to Make and Save Money at Uni https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/how-to-make-and-save-money-at-uni/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/how-to-make-and-save-money-at-uni/#comments Fri, 25 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/how-to-make-and-save-money-at-uni/ We all know money can be a little tight while studying and even though you <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/how-to-make-your-student-loan-stretch/?category=7">budget</a>&nbsp;as much as possible, a bit of spare cash is always welcome.<br /> <br /> If you&#39;re looking for ways to save and make money at uni without too much effort- we&#39;ve got you covered.<br /> <br /> Discover our tips on how to have a little bit extra cash in your back pocket this semester besides using your<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/student-discount-code/"> student discount</a>.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" class="giphy-embed" frameborder="0" height="204" src="https://giphy.com/embed/hol56wxuWmRrO" width="480"></iframe></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://giphy.com/gifs/reaction-bridesmaids-moo-hol56wxuWmRrO">via GIPHY</a></p> <br /> <span style="font-size:18px;"><strong>Work at Uni</strong></span><br /> <br /> Okay so getting a job is normally the most obvious way to make a bit of money while studying but have you ever thought about getting a job on campus? A job at uni is more likely to fit around your studies and you don&#39;t have to commute too far- bonus!<br /> <br /> Whether it&#39;s in the cafe, supplies shop or student union there&#39;ll be loads of jobs available that will be flexible enough for you to study, work and have a life.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" class="giphy-embed" frameborder="0" height="270" src="https://giphy.com/embed/dwLpfsRaRz9UEQKAuf" width="480"></iframe></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://giphy.com/gifs/memecandy-dwLpfsRaRz9UEQKAuf">via GIPHY</a></p> <br /> <span style="font-size:18px;"><strong>Online Surveys</strong></span><br /> <br /> Yes, these are legit. Let&#39;s be honest how long do you spend scrolling through the same social feed every night? Just think how many surveys you could fill out in exchange for cash or vouchers.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Obviously, make sure you use a legit site and don&#39;t get too obsessed with checking tiny boxes but how else would you be spending your time on your phone?<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" class="giphy-embed" frameborder="0" height="270" src="https://giphy.com/embed/3o6fIZP7rywPQyEV44" width="480"></iframe></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://giphy.com/gifs/coventryuniversity-answer-quiz-3o6fIZP7rywPQyEV44">via GIPHY</a></p> <span style="font-size:18px;"><strong>Get Creative</strong></span><br /> <br /> Everyone has a hidden talent and it&#39;s even better when you can make money from it. Whether you&#39;re a secret Picasso, a demon with a needle and wool or your brownies are award winning look into how you can make money from your talents.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="box-sizing: border-box;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" class="giphy-embed" frameborder="0" height="270" src="https://giphy.com/embed/l41YtBXZvSRdgqq7m" width="480"></iframe></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://giphy.com/gifs/pbs-great-british-baking-show-bake-off-gbbo-l41YtBXZvSRdgqq7m">via GIPHY</a></p> <span style="font-size:18px;"><strong>Turn Old Clothes into Discounts</strong></span><br /> <br /> Instead of just throwing old clothes away and sending them to landfill do something good for the planet (and your bank balance) by recycling them with<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/introducing-regain/"> ReGAIN.</a> Simply download the ReGAIN app, bag up your unwanted items, use the free shipping label provided and drop off your donations at your nearest drop off point for collection.<br /> <br /> You&#39;ll then unlock discounts for your favourite shops, including 15% off at Footasylum so you can look fresh, save money and help the planet.<br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/introducing-regain/"><img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK38_BLOG_NEW_reGAIN_footer.jpg" /></a> History Files: Adidas ZX https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/history-files-adidas-zx/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/history-files-adidas-zx/#comments Thu, 24 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/history-files-adidas-zx/ <div style="text-align: justify;"><img alt="" src="blog_1037" /><img alt="" src="blog_1037" /><br /> The Adidas ZX sprung into the sneaker industry, and more importantly the running market, in 1984. As one of the first mass-made running sneakers by Adidas, they decided to take a less conventional route to its design.<br /> <br /> Originally designed by Jacques Chassaing, the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/adidas-originals/adidas-zx-flux/?category_list_brands=mens">Adidas ZX range</a> was crafted to address the needs of 2 different running capabilities. He believed that different runners had their own needs and requirements from a shoe. The sneakers that were produced as a result of this were called the ZX 500 and 800. Split into professional and leisurely <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-footwear/trainers/?brand=aa&amp;style=nylon%20running&amp;page=1">running</a> purposes.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK38_History_files_ZX_flux_blog1.jpg" /><br /> <br /> In 1988, the ZX 8000 premiered Adidas&rsquo; new Torsion system. The Torsion system works in conjunction with the heel and front of the foot. As the name would suggest, the in-built arch system provides support when a twisting motion is applied. The system brought a new level of technicality to the existing Adidas range. Today, the Torsion system has become synonymous with the ZX models, but it&rsquo;s advanced tech has made its way to <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-footwear/trainers/?brand=aa&amp;page=1">other models</a> too.<br /> <br /> Since its release in 1988, the sneaker has seen adopters across the globe. It is well-known that Adidas sneakers played a big role in subcultural fashion in the North of England and the ZX is not exempt from this. During the second summer of love, when ravers bounced to Acid House in abandoned warehouses, they adopted the ZX and it wore with their <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/tshirts/">graphic tees</a> and baggy cardigans. As the sneaker allowed for quick and springy movement, it was easy to see why it had gained a whole new purpose on dancefloors.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK38_History_files_ZX_flux_blog3.jpg" /><br /> <br /> Across Europe, in the equally gritty, industrial city of Berlin, the ZX was released during a politically turbulent time in Germany. The end of the 80s saw the fall of the Berlin wall and the divide in the city was dissolved. It was the young activists that protested in the streets who wore ZX sneakers to a brighter future for Germany.<br /> <br /> Year after year, Adidas launch new iterations of the ZX model. It acts as the brand&rsquo;s playground for experimental design and innovation. Models have gone beyond the standard 2 models that it started out with. From <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/adidas-originals/adidas-home-of-classics/">retro silhouettes</a> to high tech 4d printed soles, and hybrid fusions to special edition packs. The catalogue of ZX sneakers is never ending.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK38_History_files_ZX_flux_blog2.jpg" /><br /> <br /> The Adidas ZX has left a legacy among sneaker lovers. In 2018, Gary Aspden and Bobby McCarten published &ldquo;ZX The Roots of Running&rdquo; book. This was launched with a dedicated ZX archive exhibition, where many ZX fans rushed to experience the franchise.</div> Autumn Refresh: Men's Tracksuits https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/autumn-refresh-mens-tracksuits/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/autumn-refresh-mens-tracksuits/#comments Tue, 22 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/autumn-refresh-mens-tracksuits/ From today summer is officially over which means it&#39;s time to start thinking about our autumn wardrobe and finally being able to wear tracksuits again.<br /> <br /> The perfect uniform for those off-duty days, we&#39;ve got our pick of the freshest tracksuits for autumn to keep you one step ahead.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK38_AUTUMN_REFRESH_MENS_TRACKSUITS_BLOG_5.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <strong><span style="font-size:18px;">Colour Blocking</span></strong><br /> <br /> Want to give your favourite grey tracksuit an upgrade? This colour bock <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/hoodies/nike-colour-block-overhead-hoodie-dark-grey-heather-black-4042981/">hoodie </a>and jogger set from <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/nike-brand-page/">Nike</a> is one of our favourites for autumn. <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>A refreshed look from the 70s, this fleece tracksuit from the Swoosh is perfect for autumn thanks to its extra-soft fleece fabric keeping you comfy and warm when the temperature starts to drop.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Providing the perfect fit, the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/jog-track-pants/nike-colour-block-pant-dark-grey-heather-black-4042984/">joggers</a> feature a tapered design with ribbed cuffs and adjustable waistband alongside Swoosh branding to the leg to finish off the look. Wear with an all-white pair of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/nike/nike-react-element-55/?category_list_brands=mens">Nike React Vision</a> for the ultimate autumn look.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK38_AUTUMN_REFRESH_MENS_TRACKSUITS_BLOG_2.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:18px;"><strong>The Classic Grey Tracksuit</strong></span><br /> &nbsp;</div> An all-grey tracksuit is a must-have for any season but they are perfect for autumn. If you&#39;re not yet ready to transition to darker colours for the darker nights then this <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/nicce/">NICCE </a>tracksuit needs a place in your collection.<br /> <br /> The OGs of minimalist design we guarantee that this Trailstar tracksuit will never go out of style. Exclusive to Footasylum, the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/hoodies/nicce-trailstar-overhead-hoodie-grey-marl-4040275/">overhead hoodie</a> and <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/jog-track-pants/nicce-trailstar-tape-jog-pant-grey-4040277/">joggers</a> feature minimal tonal branding making this tracksuit easy to style.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK38_AUTUMN_REFRESH_MENS_TRACKSUITS_BLOG_4.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <strong><span style="font-size:18px;">Sweatshirt and Jogger Combo</span></strong><br /> <br /> We all love a hoodie but a sweatshirt is an ideal alternative that is also easy to mix and match with your favourite denim. The latest Nike Repeat 2.0 Fleece tracksuit features a classic <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/sweatshirts/nike-repeat-20-fleece-tape-sweatshirt-black-red-4042993/">crewneck sweatshirt </a>and sportswear inspired <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/jog-track-pants/nike-repeat-20-fleece-jog-pant-black-red-4042957/">joggers</a> which will take you through from autumn to winter.<br /> <br /> Flashes of red piping alongside bold taped branding and bold Swoosh placement take this set to the next level. Made using French Terry fleece, the Repeat 2.0 tracksuit is durable as well as on-point.<br /> <br /> Layer up with a t-shirt under the sweatshirt so you&#39;re always prepared for the autumn sun when it makes a rare appearance.<br /> <br /> <strong><em>Shop the full collection of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-featured/tracksuit-hookups/">men&#39;s tracksuits</a> at Footasylum to give your autumn look a refresh.</em></strong><br /> <br /> &nbsp; What Your Uni Course Says About You https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/lowdown-what-your-uni-course-says-about-you/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/lowdown-what-your-uni-course-says-about-you/#comments Mon, 21 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/lowdown-what-your-uni-course-says-about-you/ <div>With uni starting again it&#39;s time to start figuring out your fellow housemates just by looking at what course they are studying. Check out below what each university degree says about the student - brace yourself for some home truths.<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong><span style="font-size:18px;">Sports Science</span></strong><br /> <br /> These guys are the British Uni equivalents of the Jocks in American High School movies. They&rsquo;re the cool guys who turn up to Uni at 1 minute to 9, in a fresh new tracksuit and the latest <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-footwear/trainers/">trainers</a>. They love sport. They aced PE at A-Level and were the captains of all the teams at school. They come in packs, often found in the student union, they are in top shape due to the fact their lectures take place in the gym. They&rsquo;re up for anything, always game for a night out and often make a joke at your expense. They probably end up being a P.E teacher or a Rugby Coach - making kids run around in the cold for their love of sport.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:18px;"><strong>Medicine</strong></span><br /> <br /> Medics are exceptionally good drinkers, probably the best at Uni. Maybe it&rsquo;s because they know exactly how much their limit is. Frankly, it&rsquo;s impressive by how much they can drink whilst putting in triple the hours at Uni than anyone else. You don&rsquo;t need to ask what course they study, because they&rsquo;ve probably already told you. You never see them at home and when you text to see where they are &ldquo;I&rsquo;m at the library, doing an all-nighter&rdquo;.<br /> <br /> <iframe allowfullscreen="" class="giphy-embed" frameborder="0" height="270" src="https://giphy.com/embed/3o85xpxuULZ1Svqizu" width="100%"></iframe> <p><a href="https://giphy.com/gifs/chuber-arthur-library-card-3o85xpxuULZ1Svqizu">via GIPHY</a></p> <br /> <span style="font-size:18px;"><strong>Psychology</strong></span><br /> <br /> Psychology students thought they&rsquo;d go to Uni and end up answering those lifelong questions like &lsquo;is the Earth flat?&rsquo;, but instead they ended up having to convince their mates to do endless questionnaires every week. They&rsquo;re ready to offer advice at any opportunity and often take a back seat in conversations, psychoanalysing everyone else and always end up judging all your bad habits. They often end up doing something completely irrelevant to their degree after Uni and still haven&#39;t figured out the answers to some of those oh so important questions.<br /> <br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:18px;"><strong>English Literature</strong></span><br /> <br /> Everyone thinks English Literature students lay around spending all day reading, when in reality they lay around doing pretty much nothing. They blow their student loan buying all the books they could ever need, putting them to good use on Instagram, posting their afternoon in the local coffee shop with their latte, book and abstract caption. English students are in a world of their own, tweeting Shakespeare, going out 3 times a week and still managing to bag a 2:1.<br /> <br /> <span style="display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); cursor: text; font-family: sans-serif,Arial,Verdana,&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 20.8px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" class="giphy-embed" frameborder="0" height="269" src="https://giphy.com/embed/On6eOiSKLpPyg" width="100%"></iframe></span> <p><span style="display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); cursor: text; font-family: sans-serif,Arial,Verdana,&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 20.8px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;"><a href="https://giphy.com/gifs/keeping-up-with-the-kardashians-kardashian-On6eOiSKLpPyg">via GIPHY</a></span></p> <br /> <strong><span style="font-size:18px;">Business Studies</span></strong> <p>Business studies students love their course, they love group work and they love using PowerPoint to explain and present absolutely anything. They know all the special effects, making text appear one word at a time to draw out their presentation and maximise your misery. They never appear stressed with their work, often leaving it to the last minute and still acing any presentation or exam. They tend to have a rather laid back approach to Uni and their love for business actually seems to disappear after Uni as they&rsquo;re still figuring out what they actually want to do in life.<br /> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div><strong><span style="font-size:18px;">Fashion</span></strong><br /> <br /> Fashion students are very defensive about their degree, complaining that people don&rsquo;t take them serious enough and their degree is more challenging than most. They&rsquo;ve seen one too many episodes of Project Runway or Ugly Betty and think they&rsquo;re the next big thing. You actually never see fashion students in lectures, but you&rsquo;ll see them on campus setting the bar in their well-dressed outfit, paid for by their student loan of course. But when they are attending Uni, you&rsquo;ll often see this evidenced on their Insta story, with a filter, a latte and a cute notebook. What actually goes on in these lectures?<br /> <br /> <span style="display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); cursor: text; font-family: sans-serif,Arial,Verdana,&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 20.8px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" class="giphy-embed" frameborder="0" height="269" src="https://giphy.com/embed/408Avuq2oshQIEKml0" width="100%"></iframe></span> <p><span style="display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); cursor: text; font-family: sans-serif,Arial,Verdana,&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 20.8px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;"><a href="https://giphy.com/gifs/rupaulsdragrace-episode-1-rupauls-drag-race-408Avuq2oshQIEKml0">via GIPHY</a></span></p> <br /> <strong><span style="font-size:18px;">Law</span></strong><br /> <br /> Law students sure make it known that they study Law, letting everyone know on the group chat or the library caf&eacute; &ldquo;I can&rsquo;t come tonight I have a HUGE Law assignment to do&rdquo;. They tell everyone they are studying to become a professional lawyer and always take pub arguments way too seriously. Never argue with a law student, they&rsquo;ll always catch you out.<br /> <br /> <br /> Need to upgrade your look before fresher&rsquo;s starts? Get your<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/student-discount-code/"> discount code</a> and shop the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/just-landed/new-in/">new in collection</a>&nbsp;to shop the latest drops.<br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/introducing-regain/"><img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK38_BLOG_NEW_reGAIN_footer.jpg" /></a></div> Under the Spotlight: Alessandro Zavetti https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/under-the-spotlight-alessandro-zavetti/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/under-the-spotlight-alessandro-zavetti/#comments Wed, 16 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/under-the-spotlight-alessandro-zavetti/ Now that we can finally leave the house every now and then it&#39;s time to upgrade your look ready for the outside world.<br /> <br /> If you&#39;re looking for a brand that creates smart-casual looks that also look on point when mixed up with a pair of joggers <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/alessandro-zavetti/">Alessandro Zavetti </a>have got you covered.<br /> <br /> The latest drop from the Italian inspired fashion brand features bold graphics, sleek denim silhouettes and weatherproof jackets that will take you from day to night.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK38_Blog_spotlight_zavettiHoodies%20.jpg" /><br /> <br /> Alessandro Zavetti&#39;s collection of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/hoodies/">hoodies</a> are designed using super soft fleece to keep you extra comfy while looking extra fresh. To help you stand out from the crowd the collection of Alessandro Zavetti hoodies feature bold graphic prints. Created using high-quality embroidery and printing techniques, we love the prints on their hoodies.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK38_Blog_spotlight_zavettiDenim%20.jpg" /><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Alessandro Zavetti believes that it&#39;s all in the jeans and their signature <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/denim-jeans/">denim</a> collection proves it. With slim, skinny and super skinny fits and blue or black washes, there is a pair of Alessandro Zavetti jeans for everyone. Choose from distressed or ripped styles and find your new must-have denim.<br /> &nbsp; <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK38_Blog_spotlight_zavettiCoats_Gilets%20.jpg" /><br /> <br /> Finish off your look with an Alessandro Zavetti <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/gilets/">gilet</a> or <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/jackets-coats/">windbreaker</a> when the weather isn&#39;t looking too great. A padded gilet is a perfect layer for this in-between weather. Featuring chrome buttons to finish and a funnel neck for extra warmth the brand&#39;s gilets look good as well as being functional.<br /> <br /> Shop the full <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/alessandro-zavetti/">Alessandro Zavetti </a>collection to find your new favourite wardrobe staples. It's a Match: Women's Co-Ords and Tracksuits https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/its-a-match-womens-co-ords-and-tracksuits/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/its-a-match-womens-co-ords-and-tracksuits/#comments Tue, 15 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/its-a-match-womens-co-ords-and-tracksuits/ For those days where you don&#39;t want to have to think too hard about putting an outfit together a matching co-ord or tracksuit is always a winner.<br /> <br /> Effortless style that looks like a well thought through look, a matching set can take your off duty look to the next level.<br /> <br /> Whether it&#39;s a crop top and leggings combo, full tracksuit or sweatshirt and cycle shorts a good co-ord is always the answer.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FAW_Q3_Womens_BLOG_2.jpg" /><br /> <br /> What would our wardrobes be without a pair of Nike leggings? This <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/women/womens-clothing/leggings/nike-womens-sportswear-club-legging-black-white-4038518/">high-waisted pair</a> with Swoosh branded elasticated waistband are the perfect base layer for any outfit. Wear with the matching <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/women/womens-clothing/tshirts/nike-womens-essential-cropped-round-neck-tshirt-black-4042850/">Nike Essential Crop top</a> for a look that is perfect for the streets as well as chilling on your sofa.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FAW_Q3_Womens_BLOG_1.jpg" /><br /> <br /> adidas Originals are the OGs of creating simple co-ordinating looks that are easy to dress up when needed. This&nbsp;<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/women/womens-clothing/jog-track-pants/adidas-originals-womens-essential-cuff-pant-black-4042390/">jogger&nbsp;</a>and<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/women/womens-clothing/tshirts/adidas-originals-womens-essential-high-neck-crop-tshirt-black-4042428/">&nbsp;t-shirt&nbsp;</a>set is one of our favourites. Despite being pretty simple, this set can be worn everywhere and the black colourway means it never goes out of style. Wear with the shoe of the moment- the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/women/womens-footwear/trainers/adidas-originals-womens-ozweego-trainer-grey-4041717/">Ozweego</a>&nbsp;to finish the look.<br /> <br /> Shop the latest <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/women/womens-clothing/sweatshirts/nike-womens-essential-crewneck-sweatshirt-black-white-4025854/">women&#39;s clothing</a> and find your perfect match.<br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/shop-now-pay-later-with-klarna/"><img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK31_KLARNA_BLOG_Strip.jpg" /></a> The University Lookbook https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/the-university-lookbook/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/the-university-lookbook/#comments Mon, 14 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/the-university-lookbook/ Although your uni lectures might look a little bit different this year, there&#39;s one thing that hasn&#39;t changed- you still need to look fresh whether you&#39;re attending on screen or in person.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> To make it easy we&#39;ve put picked a few of our favourite t-shirts that can be paired with loungewear or denim depending on whether you&#39;re joining from home or attending in the flesh- don&#39;t forget to use your <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/student-discount-code/">student discount </a>too.<br /> <br /> If you&#39;re heading into uni or catching the bus don&#39;t forget your <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-accessories/face-covers/">face coverings</a> too.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK37_ONLINE_LECTURE_LOOKBOOK_BLOG_2_V2.jpg" /><br /> &nbsp;<br /> A classic white tee is always a winner and this <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/tshirts/calvin-klein-lounge-lc-logo-tshirt-white-4035807/">Calvin Klein logo t-shirt</a> is perfect for dressing up or down. If you&#39;re remote learning keep it comfy with a pair of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/shorts/calvin-klein-lounge-waistband-short-grey-heather-4035821/">grey lounge shorts</a> from Calvin Klein and<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-footwear/slides-flip-flops/calvin-klein-linear-slide-white-black-white-121052/"> slides </a>(no one will ever know).<br /> <br /> If you&#39;ve got to attend your lectures in-person swap the shorts and slides for a pair of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/denim-jeans/calvin-klein-jeans-super-skinny-denim-jean-midium-blue-4041082/">blue wash skinny jeans</a> and <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-footwear/trainers/nike-air-max-95-essential-trainer-white-white-pure-platinum-4025180/">Air Max 95s</a> for a casual look that will make the perfect first impression during lectures.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK37_ONLINE_LECTURE_LOOKBOOK_BLOG_3_V2.jpg" /><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Stand out on screen with the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/tshirts/tommy-hilfiger-retro-ringer-tshirt-grey-heather-130033/">Retro Ringer T-Shirt</a> from Tommy Hilfiger. The classic grey colourway will keep you looking fresh with no one knowing you&#39;re basically wearing pyjamas from the waist down thanks to these <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/jog-track-pants/tommy-hilfiger-lounge-tape-jog-pant-light-grey-heather-4035844/">Lounge Tape Jog Pants</a> and super comfy <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-accessories/underwear-socks/tommy-hilfiger-flag-socks-white-navy-red-122552/">socks</a>.<br /> <br /> When you need to leave the house don&#39;t panic just throw on a pair of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/denim-jeans/tommy-jeans-simon-skinny-denim-jean-deep-blue-4040999/">jeans </a>and <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-footwear/trainers/vans-sk8low-trainer-black-true-white-4043128/">Vans Sk8 Low</a> with the t-shirt and you&#39;re good to go.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK37_ONLINE_LECTURE_LOOKBOOK_BLOG_4_V2.jpg" /><br /> <br /> You can&#39;t go wrong with a <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/tshirts/nike-club-tshirt-black-white-133336/">Nike Club Tee</a>, the simple crewneck shape and minimal branding keeps you looking on-point with minimal effort. For the days when you&#39;re learning from home pair with the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/shorts/nike-club-jersey-short-black-4030936/">Nike Club shorts</a> and<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-footwear/slides-flip-flops/nike-benassi-jdi-slide-sandal-black-black-white-091124/"> Nike sliders</a> for the ultimate online lecture look from the Swoosh.<br /> <br /> If you&#39;re heading into uni but still want to be comfy swap the shorts for <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/jog-track-pants/nike-tech-fleece-pant-black-4042953/">Nike Tech joggers</a> and an all-black pair of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-footwear/trainers/nike-air-vapormax-360-trainer-black-anthracite-black-4037929/">VaporMax 360</a>.<br /> <br /> Looking for tips on how to survive online lectures? We&#39;ve got you covered with our <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/how-to-survive-online-lectures/">top tips</a>.<br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/introducing-regain/"><img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK36_BLOG_ReGain_Student_Banner.jpg" /></a> Nike Revival: Sustainable Streetwear https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/nike-revival-sustainable-streetwear/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/nike-revival-sustainable-streetwear/#comments Fri, 11 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/nike-revival-sustainable-streetwear/ After the release of the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/nike-vapormax-2020/">VaporMax 2020</a> in July, Nike&#39;s mission to &#39;Move to Zero&#39; has officially reached the brand&#39;s clothing.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Here at Footasylum we love streetwear as much as we love the planet so we&#39;re super excited to share the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/nike/nike-revival-collection/">Nike Zero </a>apparel range with you as part of their journey towards a zero-carbon and zero-waste future.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> As well as looking on point, the Nike Zero <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/hoodies/nike-zero-full-zip-hoodie-grey-heather-4043005/">hoodie</a>, <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/hoodies/nike-zero-full-zip-hoodie-grey-heather-4043005/">joggers</a> and <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/tshirts/nike-ess-zero-tshirt-multicolour-4043007/">t-shirt</a>&nbsp;have all been created with a blend of at least 75% recycled and organic fibres.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK37_Nike_revival_collection_blog3.jpg" /><br /> <br /> The fleece of the hoodie and jogger features a pre-industrial waste yarn which has been made from shredded scraps and carries a multi-colour flecked look on the inside of the fabric. From the outside, the fleece looks exactly how you&#39;d expect a <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-featured/tracksuit-hookups/">tracksuit </a>from the Swoosh to look.<br /> <br /> Beyond the recycled materials used to create the Nike Revival collection, there are other key elements of the capsule&#39;s design which go above and beyond just using recycled fabrics.<br /> <br /> Nike has reduced waste on the cutting floor thanks to its pattern efficiency. By working with squares and triangles less material ends up in the scraps and helps each garment meet at least a 90% marker for efficiency.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK37_Nike_revival_collection_blog1.jpg" /><br /> <br /> By using undyed fabric Nike have also reduced their water use which is traditionally used in the dying process and it also gives the collection a fresh greyish hue which is easy to wear and style.<br /> <br /> Everything down to the graphic Swoosh on the chest of the t-shirt has been given the Move to Zero treatment. To create the graphics Nike has used Nike Grind materials.<br /> <br /> Don&#39;t know what Nike Grind is? Prepare to be amazed. The Swoosh has begun to use recycled athletic footwear and surplus manufacturing scraps to brand their apparel.<br /> <br /> So if you want to look on-point whilst also saving the planet, the Nike Zero collection is the perfect streetwear to add to your wardrobe this season.<br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/introducing-regain/"><img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK36_BLOG_ReGain_Student_Banner.jpg" /></a><br /> &nbsp; Into the Re-mix https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/into-the-remix/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/into-the-remix/#comments Thu, 10 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/into-the-remix/ <div style="text-align: justify;">Hip- Hop. A movement responsible for bringing the world drop crotch jeans, the birth of MC-ing and graffiti artistry. Coming out of the disco fuelled 80s, the deep rhythms of funk and soul were sampled and placed on top of up-tempo beats where the tracks evolved into a heavier and definitive sound. This was Hip-hop. The widespread popularity of Hip-hop made the music genre flourish into something more, an attitude, a mindset and a lifestyle. It was a cultural reboot that many craved for, including a community of black creatives, excited to have their work at the forefront of this movement.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK37_The_remix_blog1.jpg" /><br /> &nbsp;<br /> In the new documentary, The<em> Re-mix: Hip Hop x Fashion, </em>we meet the people who styled and designed the fashions that brought an identity to the movement. &nbsp;The film follows celebrity stylist, Misa Hylton, a once trailblazing figure in the hip-hop scene. While Hylton&rsquo;s name is less familiar in the scene, the outfits she created for her A-list clientele are no less than legendary. From Mary J Blige, to Lil Kim, it could be said that she was responsible for giving female singers a look which stood separate from male singers and rappers at the time. Through a library of archive images, with some never before seen footage, we see the full effect of how this loud and unapologetic style caught on. And, how fur booties, ski suits and logo washed outfits built a &ldquo;ghetto fabulous&rdquo; trend that so many girls obsessed over.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK37_The_remix_blog2.jpg" /><br /> <br /> While these iconic looks have stood the test of time, serving inspiration for decades, the documentary outlines how the people behind them have been forgotten. Exploring how their designs were rehashed inauthentically for big brands, and a cookie cutter image of hip-hop was created, leading to these key designers and stylists fizzling away. The founder of Walker Wear, April Walker also features in the documentary, where we find out that she too was a victim to losing out to big fashion houses. In the hour-long show, it becomes apparent that this was a recurring theme that smaller designers were continually faced with.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &ldquo;The new generation needs to know our history&rdquo;, April Walker quotes. In an effort to restore the full and correct narrative of Hip-hop fashion, this documentary acts as a resource for many. With untold stories from Hylton, Walker and other key figures, the Re-mix pays homage to their work in a true Hip-hop x fashion education. It&rsquo;s a reclamation of Hip-hop from those who created it and we couldn&rsquo;t recommend it more.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Watch the documentary now on Netflix.&nbsp;</div> Just Landed: Vans Sk8-Low https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/just-landed-vans-sk8-low/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/just-landed-vans-sk8-low/#comments Tue, 08 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/just-landed-vans-sk8-low/ No matter who you are, everyone needs a pair of Vans in their rotation.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> If you&#39;re looking for a trainer that will go with everything from jeans to joggers to cycle shorts Vans have got you covered with their latest silhouette to drop at Footasylum- the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-footwear/trainers/vans-sk8low-trainer-black-true-white-4043128/">Sk8-Low</a>.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/WK33_FA_Vans_Sk8_low_blog1.jpg" /><br /> <br /> A shorter interpretation of the iconic <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/vans/?category_list=web%5fsk8%5fhi">Sk8-Hi</a> first released in 1978, the Low developed from the trend of street skaters in the late 80&rsquo;s and early 90&rsquo;s cutting down their traditional high top trainers for a more lightweight and flexible style more suited to their style of skating.<br /> <br /> The Sk8-Low features the iconic &#39;Jazz Stripe&#39; which first began as a doodle in Paul Van Doren&#39;s notebook and made its debut on the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/the-history-files-vans/">Old Skool in 1977</a>.<br /> <br /> Sturdy canvas and suede upper and re-inforced toe caps make the Sk8-Low the ultimate shoe for everyday wear and able to withstand repeated wear.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/WK33_FA_Vans_Sk8_low_blog2.jpg" /><br /> <br /> Padded collars provide support and flexibility and the signature waffle outsole provide a familiar aesthetic for sneakerheads.<br /> <br /> The Sk8-Low drops in a classic <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-footwear/trainers/vans-sk8low-trainer-black-true-white-4043128/">black</a> colourway alongside a <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-footwear/trainers/vans-sk8low-comfycush-trainer-classic-navy-steve-navy-4043129/">Navy</a> design for optimal comfort.<br /> <br /> Style with the latest <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/vans/">Vans apparel</a> to upgrade your summer look. Just Dropped: South Beach Activewear https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/just-dropped-south-beach-activewear/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/just-dropped-south-beach-activewear/#comments Mon, 07 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/just-dropped-south-beach-activewear/ Working out has never looked so good thanks to the all new activewear drop from <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/south-beach/">South Beach</a>.<br /> <br /> The brand are all-new to Footasylum and are ready to bring some colour and sass to your <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/stay-active/?category_list_brands=womens">activewear</a> wardrobe.<br /> <br /> Whether you&#39;re a gym goer, road runner or love to lounge in leggings and a crop, the latest drop from South Beach has got you covered.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK36_SOUTH_BEACH_BLOG_1.jpg" /><br /> &nbsp;<br /> South Beach are bringing all the colourful vibes to your workout wardrobe with this dreamy orange sports bra and legging set. The flattering fit of the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/women/womens-clothing/leggings/south-beach-womens-seamless-rib-high-waist-legging-orange-4054868/">high rise ribbed leggings</a> will suit any figure and the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/women/womens-clothing/bra-tops/south-beach-womens-seamless-rib-bra-top-orange-4054873/">longline sports bra</a> is the perfect match.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> If you&#39;re looking for something a bit darker now that Autumn is on its way but you still want to have some colour in your life the navy set is perfect. A rich navy will match with almost anything for those days where you want to skip the gym and glam up for a day in town.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK36_SOUTH_BEACH_BLOG_2.jpg" /><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Designed to perform as hard as you do South Beach&#39;s collection of trend-driven workout sets are functional as well as stylish and we&#39;re loving this stone coloured set. Similar to the orange set we love for a pop of colour, this stone colourway is a classic which will never go out of fashion. Style up with a jacket or pair of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/womens/womens-footwear/trainers/converse-womens-chuck-taylor-all-star-lift-hi-trainer-white-white-123521/">Converse</a> for a laid back off duty look with impact.<br /> <br /> Shop the full<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/south-beach/"> South Beach</a> collection and get ready to add some sass to your activewear. How to Survive Online Lectures https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/how-to-survive-online-lectures/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/how-to-survive-online-lectures/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/how-to-survive-online-lectures/ With a lot of uni&#39;s turning to remote learning this semester it&#39;s going to be even harder to stay awake for your 9am lectures.<br /> <br /> Of course you&#39;ve already got your <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/just-landed/">new semester outfits</a> sorted with your <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/student-discount-code/">Footasylum student discount</a> so now it&#39;s time to get organised for your lectures.<br /> <br /> We&#39;ve got our picks of the best tips to make sure you survive your remote lectures and graduate uni, just make sure you tag us in your graduation pictures.<br /> <br /> <strong><span style="font-size:16px;">Don&#39;t set your alarm 5 minutes before</span></strong><br /> <br /> As tempting as it is to set your alarm for 5 to 9 and roll over to switch your laptop on ready for your 9am- don&#39;t do it! Do you really want to wake from that amazing dream and jump straight into 3-hour lecture? Didn&#39;t think so.<br /> <br /> Give yourself at least half an hour to get out of bed so you have time to wake up before you have to engage your brain.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" class="giphy-embed" frameborder="0" height="270" src="https://giphy.com/embed/gBW8Qgfaa2ije" width="480"></iframe></div> <p><a href="https://giphy.com/gifs/nowthisnews-youtube-youtuber-simone-giertz-gBW8Qgfaa2ije">via GIPHY</a></p> <br /> <span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Get out of bed</strong></span><br /> <br /> Do you normally lie horizontally in lectures? Probably not, give yourself a dedicated space in your room with a desk and chair (and snacks) and get yourself comfy before your lecturer starts.<br /> <br /> If you&#39;re struggling for space and have to sit on your bed just resist the urge to get under the duvet.<br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Make sure you eat breakfast</strong></span><br /> <br /> We&rsquo;ve all been told since we were young that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it&rsquo;s not wrong. A balanced breakfast containing wholesome carbs, protein and healthy fats will give you the energy you need to stay awake and alert. Making sure you have breakfast also makes sure you get out of bed before logging on.<br /> <br /> If you&rsquo;re struggling for ideas, you could try unsweetened oatmeal with nuts and fruit instead or if you struggle for time in the morning make a smoothie with nuts, tofu, coconut butter and avocado the night before, ready for you to grab in the morning.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" class="giphy-embed" frameborder="0" height="400" src="https://giphy.com/embed/WtayratDiPeYF6mMA5" width="480"></iframe></div> <p><a href="https://giphy.com/gifs/Friends-season-6-friends-tv-the-one-after-vegas-WtayratDiPeYF6mMA5">via GIPHY</a></p> <br /> <strong><span style="font-size:16px;">Switch off the TV</span></strong><br /> <br /> Yes, the woman on This Morning claiming she&#39;s married to a ghost is probably more interesting than your 9am lecture but she isn&#39;t going to help you get a degree.<br /> <br /> To activate full concentration mode switch off the TV and keep all distractions to a minimum while you&#39;re connected to your online lecture. If you really don&#39;t want to miss the ghost woman, just record it or find it online after your lecture.<br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Get dressed</strong></span><br /> <br /> First of all, you want to make a good impression so getting out of your pyjamas and into a fresh new outfit will make sure you impress your coursemates even through a screen.<br /> <br /> If you haven&#39;t got your uni wardrobed sorted just yet, don&#39;t forget you can get <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/student-discount-code/">10% student discount</a> so there&#39;s no excuse.<br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/introducing-regain/"><img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK36_BLOG_ReGain_Student_Banner.jpg" /></a> The Ultimate Denim Jean Guide https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/find-your-fit-the-ultimate-denim-jean-guide/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/find-your-fit-the-ultimate-denim-jean-guide/#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/find-your-fit-the-ultimate-denim-jean-guide/ Every now and then joggers just won&#39;t cut it, when it&#39;s time to dress up and look smart, a pair of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/denim-jeans/">jeans </a>is the best option.<br /> <br /> With so many fits, washes and styles available shopping for jeans can be a daunting task- but don&#39;t worry. At Footasylum we want to make sure you look fresh at all times so we&#39;ve pulled together the ultimate denim jean guide to give you the lowdown on the latest styles.<br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>Distressed Denim</strong></span><br /> <br /> Want the lived in look with an edge? Distressed denim is the perfect way to make a statement with your choice of jeans and they look on-point too. From rips to paint splatters, however distressed you want your jeans to look we&#39;ve got you covered.<br /> <br /> Alessandro Zavetti are the kings of distressed denim and we love the<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/denim-jeans/alessandro-zavetti-acardi-jean-black-wash-4050887/">&nbsp;Acardi Jeans</a>, a black wash design with spots of fading and rips takes the distressed look to the next level. The skinny fit is the perfect base for any outfit. Wear with a statement tee and fresh kicks for the perfect look.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK35_FIND_YOUR_FIT_BLOG_1.jpg" /><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong><span style="font-size: 16px;">Black Skinny Jeans</span></strong><br /> <br /> A pair of black skinny jeans should be a staple in everyone&#39;s wardrobe. The most versatile fit, a pair of black skinny jeans will take you from a chill day with the lads to date night with minimum effort. Whether you want a skin tight fit or a pair with a bit more room, our collection of black skinny jeans is unbeatable.<br /> <br /> We all know that Levi&#39;s are the OGs of denim which means their black skinny jeans are always a winner. The <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/denim-jeans/levis-519-extreme-skinny-fit-jean-black-4034680/">Levi&#39;s 519</a> take skinny to the extreme. Sitting just below the waist, the Levi&#39;s 519 feature the iconic Levi&#39;s red tab and are skinny from the hip to the waist. Turn up at the ankles and wear with an all-black tee.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK35_FIND_YOUR_FIT_BLOG_2.jpg" /><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>Classic Blue Jeans</strong></span><br /> <br /> If you&#39;re going to have just one pair of jeans in your wardrobe make sure it&#39;s a classic pair of blue wash jeans. From skinny styles to looser fits, a pair of blue jeans will be your go-to for those smart-casual events or for when you just don&#39;t want to wear joggers.<br /> <br /> These <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/denim-jeans/tommy-jeans-simon-skinny-denim-jean-light-blue-stretch-4040998/">Simon Skinny Jeans</a> from Tommy Jeans look fresh when paired with a crisp white tee. With a mid-rise waist and skinny fit, the Simon Jeans are a must-have in any wardrobe. Featuring the classic 5 pocket configuration, so you can carry more stuff, this piece of denim is practical as well as on-point.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK35_FIND_YOUR_FIT_BLOG_3.jpg" /><br /> <br /> Still looking for your perfect fit? Shop the full collection of men&#39;s<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/denim-jeans/"> denim jeans</a>. Three Ways To Style: Air Max 2090 https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/three-ways-to-style-air-max-2090/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/three-ways-to-style-air-max-2090/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/three-ways-to-style-air-max-2090/ Back in March, the Swoosh dropped the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/nike/nike-air-max-2090/">Air Max 2090</a>, a glimpse into the future of sneaks, the silhouette took everything we loved about the Air Max 90 and 200 to create a futuristic design that you could wear anywhere and everywhere.<br /> <br /> After a few months of experimenting with the out of this world trainer, we wanted to show you three of the freshest ways you can wear your 2090s.<br /> <br /> Whether it&#39;s for a back garden BBQ or a day exploring, the Air Max 2090 is the must-have silhouette for 2020.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK35_AIR_MAX_2090_PUSH_BLOG_3.jpg" /><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Decided to explore the UK this summer rather than jetting off somewhere exotic? We all know our climate doesn&#39;t exactly outshine the Mediterranean but your style can.<br /> <br /> Keep the look all-black so that your <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-footwear/trainers/nike-air-max-2090-trainer-magma-orange-black-4037398/?cswatch=1">Magma Orange 2090s</a> are the main focus of this look.&nbsp; Be prepared for the elements with the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/jackets-coats/nike-air-zip-woven-jacket-black-4042910/">Air Zip Woven Jacket</a>, built from a lightweight Ripstop fabric with taped accents and reflective elements- this jacket is a must-have this season.<br /> <br /> Wear with a pair of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/jog-track-pants/nike-sportswear-woven-cargo-track-pant-black-4042976/">Nike Cargo Track Pants</a> for the full look. With adjustable ankle cuffs and oversized utility pockets, these track pants are ideal for the British summer.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK35_AIR_MAX_2090_PUSH_BLOG_2.jpg" /><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Getting together with your household or bubble for one last back garden BBQ? Style an <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-footwear/trainers/nike-air-max-2090-trainer-black-white-wolf-grey-4037392/">all-black </a>pair of Air Max 2090 with shorts and a tee to make the most of the sun.<br /> <br /> These grey <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/shorts/berghaus-navigator-20-short-rock-grey-120451/">Navigator Shorts </a>from Berghaus look fresh with the Air Max 2090 and are the perfects shorts for every summer event due to the water-repellant fabric and light grey colourway. Wear with the iconic<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/tshirts/berghaus-mountain-tshirt-white-4036307/"> Berghaus Mountain Tee</a> for a summer-ready 2090 look.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK35_AIR_MAX_2090_PUSH_BLOG_4.jpg" /><br /> &nbsp;<br /> If there is one look that goes with everything it&#39;s the grey <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-featured/tracksuit-hookups/">Nike tracksuit</a>. An iconic look for the streets and at home, the Air Max 2090 fits right in with this look.<br /> <br /> Layer up your tracksuit with a <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/jackets-coats/nike-windrunner-jacket-white-black-volt-4033698/">bright Nike Windrunner</a>&nbsp;to add some colour to your look and to make sure you&#39;re prepared for every weather forecast.<br /> <br /> Shop the full <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/nike/nike-air-max-2090/">Air Max 2090</a> collection for men, women and kids. Launch: New Balance 327 https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/launch-new-balance-327/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/launch-new-balance-327/#comments Mon, 24 Aug 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/launch-new-balance-327/ Meet your new everyday shoe- the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/new-balance/">New Balance 327</a>.<br /> <br /> Designed using premium materials alongside iconic <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/new-balance/">New Balance</a> branding, the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/new-balance/new-balance-327/">327</a> combines a retro aesthetic with unthinkable levels of comfort to create a must-have leisure shoe.<br /> <br /> This trainer is the ultimate hybrid of comfortable trainers that can be worn morning to night and bold colour block colourways that look at home on the streets while giving off a nostalgic vibe.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK33_NB_327_BLOG_1.jpg" /><br /> <br /> Inspired by New Balance&#39;s classic 70s running shoes notably the New Balance 320 (1976), New Balance 355 (1977), and New Balance SuperComp (1977), the 327 is a trainer that will go the distance.<br /> <br /> The silhouette features a leather, suede and nylon upper for a super-light and versatile upper, drawing similarities with the SuperComp released in &#39;77.<br /> <br /> A studded outsole extends up the toe and heel of the 327- a bold feature inspired by the trail-ready 355 to complement the flared midsole.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK33_NB_327_BLOG_2.jpg" /><br /> <br /> To finish the vintage look that New Balance is famous for, an oversized &#39;N&#39; logo sits on the sidewall of the silhouette inspired by the 1976 New Balance 320.<br /> <br /> Landing in three different colourways, black, indigo and leaf green the New Balance 327 is a must-have in everybody&#39;s trainer rotation.<br /> <br /> Whether you style with your favourite <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-featured/tracksuit-hookups/">tracksuit</a> or pair with your skinny jeans, you&#39;re guaranteed to look on-point with the New Balance 327. The History Files: The North Face https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/the-history-files-the-north-face/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/the-history-files-the-north-face/#comments Fri, 21 Aug 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/the-history-files-the-north-face/ The story of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/the-north-face/">The North Face </a>is one worth shouting about. The classic example of starting big and getting bigger, The North Face aimed high as the go-to for outdoor and mountaineering clothing, and now sits at the top of the retail mountain as one of the go-tos for outdoor clothing and streetwear essentials across the globe.<br /> <br /> <strong><span style="font-size:16px;">No mountain too big</span></strong><br /> <br /> Founded in 1966, the brand has over 50 years of history behind it. The name alone tells a story; the north face of a mountain in the northern hemisphere is typically the most difficult to climb. Creators Douglas Tompkins and Susie Tompkins had a vision, but the name alone tells us they knew it wouldn&rsquo;t be an easy climb to the top.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Throughout the 60s, the brand formed a loyal customer base with amateur and professional outdoor athletes and began putting their name behind some of the world&rsquo;s largest, and craziest, expeditions. This gained traction, and to this day is still something they are heavily invested in and helps them stand by their brand ethos; Never Stop Exploring.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> By the 1980s they began to reach out to new communities &ndash; skiers and campers. A niche and over saturated market that requires practical clothing for everyone from beginners to the elite, young or old.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK09_TNF_History_Blog_3.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>From the summits to the streets</strong></span><br /> <br /> The next decade saw their first step into the world of sportswear, a world where they have remained a staple.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> More than 50 years since its birth on a beach in sunny San Fran, The North Face is a brand we all know, recognise and respect. Not only is it the first choice for climbers, skiers and explorers, but year on year some of its products have continued to gain appeal with a younger audience looking for stylish streetwear that is still going to protect them from the elements.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>The Nuptse, the icon</strong></span><br /> <br /> One of the key pieces we can&rsquo;t ignore is the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/jackets-coats/the-north-face-1996-retro-nuptse-jacket-clear-lake-blue-4033785/">Nuptse Jacket</a>. Made famous in the 90s for its stylish yet practical design, the North Face Nuptse Jacket is an icon on the streetwear fashion scene.&nbsp; Like all the brand&rsquo;s clothing, this jacket too started off as a practical outdoor coat, yet today you would struggle to walk down any high street without spotting one.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> A close second to the infamous jackets and coats of the brands, is the simple staple t-shirts. Easy to throw on, casual and comfortable, the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/tshirts/the-north-face-simple-dome-tshirt-white-103395/">Dome T-shirt</a> is nothing ground breaking in the style stakes, but provides an effortless everyday tee for men climbing mountains, walking the dog or catching up with mates.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Join the hype</strong></span><br /> <br /> The North Face is a permanent feature on the streetwear and outerwear scene that isn&rsquo;t going anywhere anytime soon, so discover your favourite <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/the-north-face/">North Face</a> piece today and become a part of the movement.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK09_TNF_History_Blog_2.jpg" /> Trend Spotlight: School Jackets https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/trend-spotlight-school-jackets/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/trend-spotlight-school-jackets/#comments Wed, 19 Aug 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/trend-spotlight-school-jackets/ With <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/collections/back-to-school/">back to school</a> creeping up on us, it&#39;s time to box off your big new term purchases early and get organised.<br /> <br /> Although the weather is a bit up and down now is the perfect time to purchase a new <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/kids/junior-clothing/jackets-coats/">school coat</a>. Whether you&#39;re looking for a lightweight jacket to go over your school blazer or you need a fur-lined parka for when winter sets in we&#39;ve got you covered.<br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Lightweight School Jackets</strong></span><br /> <br /> Not quite warm enough for a coat but need a cover-up for when it starts to rain? We&#39;ve got the freshest collection of lightweight school jackets to keep you cool and dry.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Our favourite piece is this camo jacket from back to school OGs Kings Will Dream. The <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/kids/junior-clothing/jackets-coats/kings-will-dream-alfa-windbreaker-black-grey-4040666/">Alfa Windbreaker</a> features full zip fastening making it easy to get over your blazer and secure zip pockets to keep all your valuables safe. The half camo design keeps you looking on-point in the schoolyard.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="margin:0px; padding:0px; flex: 1;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="540" src="https://assets.linklay.com/embed_cloud.html?uuid_hash=linklay5f3ba29c488ce7.81804739&amp;base_url=https://www.linklay.com/app/" style="width: 100%; overflow:hidden; margin-top:-0px;" width="820"></iframe><script src="https://assets.linklay.com/responsive.js" onerror="javascript:var el = this.parentElement; el.innerHTML = ''; var imgEl = document.createElement( 'img' ); imgEl.src = 'https://images.linklay.com/linklay5f3ba29c488ce7.81804739'; imgEl.style.width = '100%'; imgEl.style.maxWidth = '820px'; el.appendChild( imgEl );" ></script></div> <br /> <span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Big School Coats</strong></span><br /> <br /> We&#39;ve all got a big coat for when the weather takes a turn for the worst and these picks from <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/zavetti-canada/">Zavetti Canada</a>, <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/adidas-brand-page/">adidas Originals</a> and<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/kings-will-dream/"> Kings Will Dream</a> will keep you warm while waiting for the school bus.<br /> <br /> The <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/kids/junior-clothing/jackets-coats/alessandro-zavetti-junior-oshowa-jacket-black-4027683/">Zavetti Canada Oshowa Parka jacket</a> has a padded design for extra insulation alongside a storm flap over the zip and fur-lined hood to keep you extra dry without compromising on style.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="margin:0px; padding:0px; flex: 1;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="540" src="https://assets.linklay.com/embed_cloud.html?uuid_hash=linklay5f3ba25f6c6dd9.72020016&amp;base_url=https://www.linklay.com/app/" style="width: 100%; overflow:hidden; margin-top:-0px;" width="820"></iframe><script src="https://assets.linklay.com/responsive.js" onerror="javascript:var el = this.parentElement; el.innerHTML = ''; var imgEl = document.createElement( 'img' ); imgEl.src = 'https://images.linklay.com/linklay5f3ba25f6c6dd9.72020016'; imgEl.style.width = '100%'; imgEl.style.maxWidth = '820px'; el.appendChild( imgEl );" ></script></div> <br /> Shop the full collection of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/collections/back-to-school/">school jackets and coats</a> online and get ready for the new term. Under the Spotlight: Nike Club Fleece https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/under-the-spotlight-nike-club-fleece/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/under-the-spotlight-nike-club-fleece/#comments Tue, 18 Aug 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/under-the-spotlight-nike-club-fleece/ Need to update your staples? We&#39;ve got you covered with our fresh new Nike Club drop.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Easy to wear on those off-duty days and perfect for dressing up with denim for when you need to fix up, the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/nike-club-fleece/">Nike Club Fleece collection</a> has everything you need to update your streetwear collection.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/nikeclubtees.jpg" /><br /> <br /> With minimal branding and comfy fleece material, the Nike Club pack is perfect for a laid-back look. From full grey Nike Club <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-featured/tracksuit-hookups/">Tracksuits</a> to bright separate <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/hoodies/">hoodies</a>, <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/jog-track-pants/">joggers</a> and <a href="https://footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/shorts/">shorts</a>, the Nike Club collection is a must-have at any time of year.<br /> <br /> Each Nike Club piece features brushed-back fleece making them extra smooth against the skin and adjustable hoods and waist-bands also provide optimal comfort for those less productive days.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/nikeclubtracksuit.jpg" /><br /> <br /> A Nike Club <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/tshirts/">t-shirt</a> is an essential in any wardrobe. It might be classed as a basic layer but these tees are far from basic. Available in eight different colours this soft cotton t-shirt is a must-have in any collection. Small Swoosh branding to the chest and a regular fit makes the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/tshirts/nike-club-tshirt-white-black-4025590/">Nike Club T-shirt</a> the must-have tee for everyone.<br /> <br /> Want to update your tracksuit game? The <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/hooded-tops/nike-club-overhead-hooded-top-dark-grey-heather-4025624/">Club Fleece hoodie</a> and joggers provide warmth without adding too much weight thanks to the soft fleece material. A drawstring waist on the joggers makes them the ideal choice for those off-duty days. Wear with a fresh pair of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-footwear/trainers/nike-air-force-1-low-trainer-white-008939/">Air Force 1s</a> for the ultimate laid-back look. The School Shoe Edit https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/the-school-shoe-edit/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/the-school-shoe-edit/#comments Fri, 14 Aug 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/the-school-shoe-edit/ Okay, so we know there&#39;s still a month or so until the new school year officially starts but that doesn&#39;t mean its not time to get organised.<br /> <br /> Get the school shopping boxed off early so you can sit back and enjoy the rest of the summer holidays.<br /> <br /> From the OGs of school shoes <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/kickers/">Kickers</a>, to all-black trainers from <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/nike-brand-page/">Nike</a> we&#39;ve got a pair of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/kids/kids-featured/all-black-trainers/">school shoes </a>to suit everyone and every school&#39;s uniform policy.<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <div style="margin:0px; padding:0px; flex: 1;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="540" src="https://assets.linklay.com/embed_cloud.html?uuid_hash=linklay5f364ebc165063.47693825&amp;base_url=https://www.linklay.com/app/" style="width: 100%; overflow:hidden; margin-top:-0px;" width="820"></iframe><br /> <br /> <br /> If your school&#39;s a little bit more strict and you&#39;re looking for a more formal school shoe then Kickers has got you covered. A brand both kids and parents will agree on, Kickers have a fresh range of designs for boys and girls. We love the iconic <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/kids/kids-footwear/junior-sizes-3-65/kickers-junior-kick-high-core-boot-black-084030/">High Core Boot</a>&nbsp;a durable and hard wearing shoe which doesn&#39;t compensate on style. Embossed branding to the heel and the instantantly recognisable red tag lets everyone know you&#39;re wearing the best of the best.<br /> <br /> <br /> <script src="https://assets.linklay.com/responsive.js" onerror="javascript:var el = this.parentElement; el.innerHTML = ''; var imgEl = document.createElement( 'img' ); imgEl.src = 'https://images.linklay.com/linklay5f364ebc165063.47693825'; imgEl.style.width = '100%'; imgEl.style.maxWidth = '820px'; el.appendChild( imgEl );" ></script></div> <div style="margin:0px; padding:0px; flex: 1;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="540" src="https://assets.linklay.com/embed_cloud.html?uuid_hash=linklay5f3663f346f4a2.95020091&amp;base_url=https://www.linklay.com/app/" style="width: 100%; overflow:hidden; margin-top:-0px;" width="820"></iframe><script src="https://assets.linklay.com/responsive.js" onerror="javascript:var el = this.parentElement; el.innerHTML = ''; var imgEl = document.createElement( 'img' ); imgEl.src = 'https://images.linklay.com/linklay5f3663f346f4a2.95020091'; imgEl.style.width = '100%'; imgEl.style.maxWidth = '820px'; el.appendChild( imgEl );" ></script></div> <br /> Want to wear trainers for the new term or need some new kicks for PE? You can&#39;t go wrong with a pair of Nike&#39;s, especially the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/kids/kids-footwear/junior-sizes-3-65/nike-junior-air-max-90-leather-trainer-black-black-118996/">Air Max 90</a> silhouette. This all-black pair of leather 90s are perfect for the new term, featuring Nike&#39;s unrivalled Air Max technology these trainers will keep your feet comfy all day while you stay looking fresh on the corridoors.<br /> <br /> Need to finish your back to school shopping? Visit our <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/collections/back-to-school/">Back to School</a> shop to find the lates <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-accessories/bags/school-bags/">school bags</a>, <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/kids/junior-clothing/jackets-coats/">jackets</a> and<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/kids/kids-featured/all-black-trainers/"> shoes</a> ready for the new term. Trend Spotlight: Tie Dye https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/trend-spotlight-tie-dye/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/trend-spotlight-tie-dye/#comments Wed, 12 Aug 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/trend-spotlight-tie-dye/ Over lockdown, social media was flooded with people getting creative and tie-dying their favourite <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-accessories/underwear-socks/nike-lightweight-3-pack-sock-white-091080/">Nike socks</a> or <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/womens/womens-clothing/tshirts/">plain white tee</a>.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> A tie dye t-shirt or lounge set has become a staple in everyone&#39;s summer wardrobe this year and if you don&#39;t fancy going out and getting all creative we&#39;ve got the latest tie dye clothing from the biggest names in streetwear.<br /> <br /> From tie dye sweatshirts and denim shorts to full adidas tie dye sets, we&#39;ve got everything you need to tap into the colourful trend without the DIY.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="margin:0px; padding:0px; flex: 1;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="540" src="https://assets.linklay.com/embed_cloud.html?uuid_hash=linklay5f325d543bd1e4.45351953&amp;base_url=https://www.linklay.com/app/" style="width: 100%; overflow:hidden; margin-top:-0px;" width="820"></iframe><script src="https://assets.linklay.com/responsive.js" onerror="javascript:var el = this.parentElement; el.innerHTML = ''; var imgEl = document.createElement( 'img' ); imgEl.src = 'https://images.linklay.com/linklay5f325d543bd1e4.45351953'; imgEl.style.width = '100%'; imgEl.style.maxWidth = '820px'; el.appendChild( imgEl );" ></script></div> <br /> Looking for tie dye loungewear? We&#39;re loving this <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/women/womens-clothing/sweatshirts/guess-womens-mirtilla-fleece-sweatshirt-pink-tie-dye-4036136/">Guess Sweatshirt</a> in a pink tie dye, The cropped fit makes it the perfect item for everyone&#39;s wardrobe and the fleece lining means that when the temperature starts to drop you can wear this on-point sweatshirt with your favourite pair of jeans.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> If you want a bit of a bolder look then this adidas Originals<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/women/womens-clothing/tshirts/adidas-originals-womens-3-stripe-tshirt-indigo-orange-4037692/"> t-shirt </a>and <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/women/womens-clothing/shorts/adidas-originals-womens-3-stripe-short-indigo-orange-4037698/">shorts</a> set was made for you. The definition of tie dye, the blue and orange print will help you stand out from the crowd with minimum effort.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="margin:0px; padding:0px; flex: 1;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="540" src="https://assets.linklay.com/embed_cloud.html?uuid_hash=linklay5f32602be779f6.43735424&amp;base_url=https://www.linklay.com/app/" style="width: 100%; overflow:hidden; margin-top:-0px;" width="820"></iframe><script src="https://assets.linklay.com/responsive.js" onerror="javascript:var el = this.parentElement; el.innerHTML = ''; var imgEl = document.createElement( 'img' ); imgEl.src = 'https://images.linklay.com/linklay5f32602be779f6.43735424'; imgEl.style.width = '100%'; imgEl.style.maxWidth = '820px'; el.appendChild( imgEl );" ></script></div> <br /> Add some colour to your activewear with this tie dye adidas Originals <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/women/womens-clothing/shorts/adidas-originals-womens-3-stripe-cycling-short-purple-yellow-4037702/">cycling short</a> set. Perfect for every occasion from a workout to a back garden BBQ, the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/women/womens-clothing/tshirts/adidas-originals-womens-3-stripe-crop-tshirt-purple-yellow-4037713/">t-shirt</a> and shorts can be mixed and matched with your favourite denim or sweatshirts to create different tie dye looks.<br /> <br /> Shop the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/just-landed/new-womens/new-womens-clothing/">latest women&#39;s clothing</a> to stay up to date with the latest trends and must-haves.<br /> <br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/shop-now-pay-later-with-klarna/"><img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK31_KLARNA_BLOG_Strip.jpg" /></a> Swimwear Selects https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/swimwear-selects/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/swimwear-selects/#comments Mon, 10 Aug 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/swimwear-selects/ Just because you might not be hopping on a plane to more tropical waters for your summer holiday this year, it doesn&#39;t mean you can&#39;t look fresh on your staycation.<br /> <br /> Whether you&#39;re hoping to be lucky with the weather so you can enjoy a beach day or you&#39;re heading somewhere with an indoor pool we&#39;ve got a collection of the best men&#39;s swim shorts for summer.<br /> <br /> From Nike to Calvin Klein Swim, there&#39;s a pair of swim shorts for everyone out there and we&#39;ve picked our favourites from this year&#39;s collection.<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <div style="margin:0px; padding:0px; flex: 1;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="540" src="https://assets.linklay.com/embed_cloud.html?uuid_hash=linklay5f2d32fa47fec9.13945535&amp;base_url=https://www.linklay.com/app/" style="width: 100%; overflow:hidden; margin-top:-0px;" width="820"></iframe><script src="https://assets.linklay.com/responsive.js" onerror="javascript:var el = this.parentElement; el.innerHTML = ''; var imgEl = document.createElement( 'img' ); imgEl.src = 'https://images.linklay.com/linklay5f2d32fa47fec9.13945535'; imgEl.style.width = '100%'; imgEl.style.maxWidth = '820px'; el.appendChild( imgEl );" ></script></div> <br /> Looking for a premium pair of swim shorts to show the British summer that you mean business? These <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/swim-shorts/boss-lounge-starfish-swim-short-teal-blue-4032823/">BOSS Lounge Starfish shorts</a> in teal have got you covered. Crafted from a lightweight material with quick-drying properties perfect for when the temperature isn&#39;t quite warm enough, these shorts are also loosely cut with integrated briefs. Pair with the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-footwear/slides-flip-flops/boss-solar-slide-black-dark-grey-134850/">BOSS Solar Sliders</a> for the ultimate staycation look.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="margin:0px; padding:0px; flex: 1;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="540" src="https://assets.linklay.com/embed_cloud.html?uuid_hash=linklay5f2d35cfa1ac09.62111245&amp;base_url=https://www.linklay.com/app/" style="width: 100%; overflow:hidden; margin-top:-0px;" width="820"></iframe><script src="https://assets.linklay.com/responsive.js" onerror="javascript:var el = this.parentElement; el.innerHTML = ''; var imgEl = document.createElement( 'img' ); imgEl.src = 'https://images.linklay.com/linklay5f2d35cfa1ac09.62111245'; imgEl.style.width = '100%'; imgEl.style.maxWidth = '820px'; el.appendChild( imgEl );" ></script></div> <br /> We all know you can&#39;t go wrong with a pair of black swimshorts, ideal for dressing up for your staycation and perfect for blending in at your local indoor pool- perfect for however you&#39;re spending your summer. The <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/swim-shorts/nike-swim-5-inch-basic-volley-short-black-4034711/">Nike 5 Inch Basic Volley Shorts</a> feature mesh lining and side and back pockets making them functional as well as on-point. Wear with a pair of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-footwear/slides-flip-flops/nike-benassi-jdi-slide-sandal-black-black-097130/">Benassi JDI Slides</a> to complete the look.<br /> <br /> Shop our full collection of men&#39;s <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/swim-shorts/">swim shorts</a> and <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-footwear/slides-flip-flops/">slides</a> to complete your <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/summer-shop/">staycation look</a>. Back Garden Festival Style https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/back-garden-festival-style/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/back-garden-festival-style/#comments Fri, 07 Aug 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/back-garden-festival-style/ Just because Glastonbury, Wireless, Lovebox and all your other favourite festivals might not be happening this year, it doesn&#39;t mean you can&#39;t get into the festival mood.<br /> <br /> This amazing weather is the perfect excuse to get six of your closest mates together, turn up the volume and celebrate festival season your own way. Plus if you look on the bright side, at least you don&#39;t need to camp or experience the toilets.<br /> <br /> From The North Face to Nike we&#39;ve got your at-home festival style covered.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK25_BLOG_BACK_GARDEN_FESTIVAL_STYLE_5.jpg" /><br /> <br /> Keep it bright with The North Face <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/tshirts/the-north-face-redbox-tshirt-yellow-4037919/">Redbox Tee</a> in yellow. Festivals are the perfect place to experiment with a pop of colour and we love this look. The North Face <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/shorts/the-north-face-logo-short-black-4036327/">shorts</a> are a classic and the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/gilets/the-north-face-red-blaze-gilet-black-4034894/">Gilet</a> will keep you warm when the temperatures drop while you&#39;re outside. Finish off the look with a pair of all-black <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-footwear/trainers/nike-air-max-95-essential-trainer-black-black-black-4033586/">Nike Air Max 95s</a>.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK25_BLOG_BACK_GARDEN_FESTIVAL_STYLE_3.jpg" /><br /> <br /> Since launching at Footasylum last year, Hoodrich has quickly become one of our favourite brands. If you&#39;re looking for a more urban edge for your back garden festival Hoodrich has got it covered. The&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/sweatshirts/hoodrich-ancillary-sweatshirt-black-cobalt-4044024/">Ancillary Sweatshirt</a> and <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/shorts/hoodrich-og-cali-short-black-4044021/">OG Cali Short</a> is a must-have combo. Pair with the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-footwear/trainers/nike-zoom-2k-trainer-white-black-133543/?cswatch=1">Nike Zoom 2k</a> for a powerful sneak to finish a statement look.<br /> <br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK25_BLOG_BACK_GARDEN_FESTIVAL_STYLE_4.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <br /> Berghaus are the kings of outerwear, making them ideal for your back garden festival. These grey <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/shorts/berghaus-navigator-20-short-rock-grey-120451/">Navigator Shorts</a>&nbsp;will take you further than your DIY festival, perfect for your daily exercise or chilling at home- they&#39;re essential in any wardrobe. Pair with a <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/tshirts/berghaus-mountain-tshirt-black-4036306/">black Berghaus Tee</a> and <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-footwear/trainers/nike-air-max-95-essential-trainer-black-black-black-4033586/">95s</a> for a laid back festival look.<br /> <br /> Shop the full collection of new in men&#39;s <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/just-landed/new-mens/new-mens-clothing/">clothing</a> and <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/just-landed/new-mens/new-mens-footwear/">trainers</a> to get your festival look boxed off. Nike VaporMax 2020: it's trash https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/nike-vapormax-2020/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/nike-vapormax-2020/#comments Wed, 05 Aug 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/nike-vapormax-2020/ The future is here and it&#39;s rubbish.<br /> <br /> After the initial VaporMax 2020 launch on the 23rd July, two <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/just-landed/">new colourways</a> will be dropping on Thursday 6th August at 8am.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Initially unveiled as part of the Tokyo Olympics pack, the latest iteration of the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/page/search/?term=vapormax&amp;order=new+products">VaporMax</a> line may not be releasing in the midst of the hallowed 5 rings, but it&rsquo;s future-facing design takes the best of the previous VaporMax models, and adds brand new sustainable and inclusive features that break new ground in Nike&rsquo;s mission for a circular sneaker economy at a time when social responsibility trumps athletic performance.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK32_Nike_VM2020_Blog-1.jpg" /><br /> &nbsp;<br /> At first glance, it&rsquo;s a shoe that fits the VaporMax DNA, an unapologetically futuristic silhouette with a knitted upper and polarising, technology-led accents. Look closer though, and it&rsquo;s a brand-new sneaker that builds on the successes of VaporMaxes past, and builds towards a brighter future.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The VaporMax 2020 updates the now-iconic Air Unit, this time round it&rsquo;s lower-profile with a more organic layout, peppered with Nike Grind outsole on high-impact areas. The unit itself is made up of a minimum 75% recycled TPU, proving that even at the highest level, performance technologies don&rsquo;t have to be wasteful.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK32_Nike_VM2020_Blog-2.jpg" /><br /> <br /> FlyEase takes different forms across different models in the Nike stable &ndash; in the VaporMax 2020&rsquo;s case, it looks like a mix between the slip-on Vapormax Moc, and the Nike Adapt auto-lacing line (just without the &lsquo;auto&rsquo; part). Pulling on the heel tab tightens the cords on the forefoot, and pulling the tongue tab releases them &ndash; it&rsquo;s lace less innovation everybody can get into.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The application of FlyEase and recycled materials on a flagship model is what makes the Vapormax 2020 a big deal &ndash; it&rsquo;s not the takedown of another shoe, it&rsquo;s not an alternate option of a more traditional mass market sneaker, it&rsquo;s not a gimmick. It&rsquo;s a huge step forwards in &lsquo;Move to Zero&rsquo;: Nike&rsquo;s journey towards zero carbon and zero waste to help protect the future of sport.&rsquo; Where the Space Hippie explicitly told the story of new recycled materials, the VaporMax 2020 uses the same tech as part of larger concept. It&rsquo;s not sustainable tech for sustainable tech&rsquo;s sake, its normalising the use of these materials - elevating them, even &ndash; in a sneaker that has huge cultural and mass-market appeal.<br /> <br /> <img alt="vapormax2020" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/2020/vapormaz2020/FA_WK30_Vapormax2020_Blog_Animation.gif" /><br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Before one of the craziest years in living memory, the Oregon sportswear giant were developing the &lsquo;new normal&rsquo; &ndash; where the cost of hype isn&rsquo;t excessive waste, and performance doesn&rsquo;t come at the expense of accessibility. The VaporMax 2020 is the start of a new cycle. Trend Spotlight: Pastels https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/trend-spotlight-pastels/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/trend-spotlight-pastels/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/trend-spotlight-pastels/ Summer is here, which means it&#39;s time to push the monochrome look to the back of the wardrobe and reach for something a bit lighter.<br /> <br /> Pastels are always a winner went the temperature starts to soar whether you&#39;re soaking up the sun at home or you&#39;ve been lucky enough to squeeze in a holiday.<br /> <br /> We&#39;ve pulled together our favourite pastel pieces for women so that you can stay looking on point while wearing the trend.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="margin:0px; padding:0px; flex: 1;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="540" src="https://assets.linklay.com/embed_cloud.html?uuid_hash=linklay5f2418da3832b2.60009593&amp;base_url=https://www.linklay.com/app/" style="width: 100%; overflow:hidden; margin-top:-0px;" width="820"></iframe><script src="https://assets.linklay.com/responsive.js" onerror="javascript:var el = this.parentElement; el.innerHTML = ''; var imgEl = document.createElement( 'img' ); imgEl.src = 'https://images.linklay.com/linklay5f2418da3832b2.60009593'; imgEl.style.width = '100%'; imgEl.style.maxWidth = '820px'; el.appendChild( imgEl );" ></script></div> <br /> Whether you&#39;re looking for an oversized tee to wear with cycle shorts or you want a crop top to go with your favourite mom jeans we&#39;ve got it covered.<br /> <br /> With t-shirts in pink, purple, yellow and more pastel shades from brands like <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/nike-brand-page/">Nike</a>, <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/calvin-klein-jeans/">Calvin Klein Jeans</a> and <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/levis/">Levi&#39;s</a> there&#39;s a pastel tee for everyone. This <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/women/womens-clothing/tshirts/calvin-klein-jeans-womens-organic-baby-tshirt-mimosa-4036388/">Calvin Klein Jeans t-shirt</a> in mimosa yellow is perfect for styling with your favourite denim for a casual summer look.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="margin:0px; padding:0px; flex: 1;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="540" src="https://assets.linklay.com/embed_cloud.html?uuid_hash=linklay5f2419cfd39600.67351826&amp;base_url=https://www.linklay.com/app/" style="width: 100%; overflow:hidden; margin-top:-0px;" width="820"></iframe><script src="https://assets.linklay.com/responsive.js" onerror="javascript:var el = this.parentElement; el.innerHTML = ''; var imgEl = document.createElement( 'img' ); imgEl.src = 'https://images.linklay.com/linklay5f2419cfd39600.67351826'; imgEl.style.width = '100%'; imgEl.style.maxWidth = '820px'; el.appendChild( imgEl );" ></script></div> <br /> Shorts were made for summer and we&#39;ve got an unrivalled collection of shorts that will take you from the gym to a back-garden barbeque.<br /> <br /> For summer 2020 we&#39;re loving these <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/women/womens-clothing/shorts/nike-womens-sportswear-swoosh-short-pistachio-frost-washed-coral-4051698/">Swoosh shorts</a> from Nike. If you can&#39;t decide on a particular pastel shade then these are the shorts for you. Featuring four different panels in different colours and a drawstring waist you need these shorts in your collection.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="margin:0px; padding:0px; flex: 1;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="540" src="https://assets.linklay.com/embed_cloud.html?uuid_hash=linklay5f241a4fb3fd32.58002953&amp;base_url=https://www.linklay.com/app/" style="width: 100%; overflow:hidden; margin-top:-0px;" width="820"></iframe><script src="https://assets.linklay.com/responsive.js" onerror="javascript:var el = this.parentElement; el.innerHTML = ''; var imgEl = document.createElement( 'img' ); imgEl.src = 'https://images.linklay.com/linklay5f241a4fb3fd32.58002953'; imgEl.style.width = '100%'; imgEl.style.maxWidth = '820px'; el.appendChild( imgEl );" ></script></div> <br /> Of course, every outfit needs finishing with a fresh pair of kicks and you can still rep the pastel trend on your feet.<br /> <br /> The <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/women/womens-footwear/trainers/adidas-originals-ozweego-trainer-white-4038287/">adidas Ozweego </a>is the perfect silhouette to celebrate the chunky trainer trend which doesn&#39;t seem to be fading anytime soon. Desgined using muted grey tones with a splash of pastel pink, this silhouette is the ideal way to wear the pastel trend without having to put your favourite black tee at the back of the wardrobe.<br /> <br /> Want more? Shop the latest <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/just-landed/new-womens/new-womens-clothing/">women&#39;s clothing</a> and <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/just-landed/new-womens/new-womens-footwear/">trainers</a> to update your look in time for summer.<br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/shop-now-pay-later-with-klarna/"><img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK31_KLARNA_BLOG_Strip.jpg" /></a> Best-Selling Backpacks https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/best-selling-backpacks/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/best-selling-backpacks/#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/best-selling-backpacks/ Whether you&#39;re looking for a new bag for school, the gym or overnight adventures, we&#39;ve got the freshest backpacks from the biggest brands in streetwear.<br /> <br /> With the latest school bags from <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/kings-will-dream/">Kings Will Dream</a> and roomy backpacks from <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/nike-brand-page/">Nike</a> for your gym kit find your new go-to bag from our picks below.<br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>School Bags</strong></span><br /> <br /> We all know that Kings Will Dream are the OG&#39;s of getting us all ready for the new term. A new school year means a new bag and the latest collection from Kings Will Dream will look on point with your uniform.<br /> <br /> From camo material to reflective elements, Kings Will Dream&#39;s backpacks will help you stand out in the school yard. With multiple pockets and some of their designs featuring a matching pencil case, Kings Will Dream have got you covered this <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/collections/back-to-school/">school year</a>.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="margin:0px; padding:0px; flex: 1;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="540" src="https://assets.linklay.com/embed_cloud.html?uuid_hash=linklay5f2289e5eefa01.87998917&amp;base_url=https://www.linklay.com/app/" style="width: 100%; overflow:hidden; margin-top:-0px;" width="820"></iframe><script src="https://assets.linklay.com/responsive.js" onerror="javascript:var el = this.parentElement; el.innerHTML = ''; var imgEl = document.createElement( 'img' ); imgEl.src = 'https://images.linklay.com/linklay5f2289e5eefa01.87998917'; imgEl.style.width = '100%'; imgEl.style.maxWidth = '820px'; el.appendChild( imgEl );" ></script></div> <br /> <span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Everyday Backpacks</strong></span><br /> <br /> Need a new bag for work or <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/stay-active/">gym kit</a>? We&#39;ve got you covered with these fresh designs from Jordan, Nike and Hoodrich. Bold branding and slick pockets make these must-haves perfect for carrying your everyday items.<br /> <br /> Adjustable straps keep you comfy on your commute and multiple pockets are ideal for when you want to keep your gym kit separate from the rest of your stuff.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="margin:0px; padding:0px; flex: 1;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="540" src="https://assets.linklay.com/embed_cloud.html?uuid_hash=linklay5f228df7258773.53703606&amp;base_url=https://www.linklay.com/app/" style="width: 100%; overflow:hidden; margin-top:-0px;" width="820"></iframe><script src="https://assets.linklay.com/responsive.js" onerror="javascript:var el = this.parentElement; el.innerHTML = ''; var imgEl = document.createElement( 'img' ); imgEl.src = 'https://images.linklay.com/linklay5f228df7258773.53703606'; imgEl.style.width = '100%'; imgEl.style.maxWidth = '820px'; el.appendChild( imgEl );" ></script></div> <br /> Shop the full collection of<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-accessories/bags/school-bags/"> backpacks </a>and find your new go-to bag. Eid Outfits https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/eid-outfits/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/eid-outfits/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/eid-outfits/ This Eid we want to make sure you&#39;re looking on-point. Whether you&#39;re looking for a fresh look for the celebrations or you want to give yourself a gift we&#39;ve got you covered.<br /> <br /> Let us build your <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/collections/eid-collection/">Eid outfit</a> for you with our picks of the freshest denim, tracksuits and trainers for men, women and kids.<br /> <br /> <strong><span style="font-size:16px;">Men&#39;s Eid Outfits</span></strong><br /> <br /> You can&#39;t go wrong with a good pair of jeans and these <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/denim-jeans/alessandro-zavetti-enzio-super-slim-jean-black-wash-4044825/">Alessandro Zavetti&nbsp; Enzio Super Slim Jeans</a> will last you longer than Eid. A classic distressed look, these black jeans look on-point when paired with a statement tee from Avanzi. With detailed embroidery on the front, the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/tshirts/avenzi-genus-doptera-tshirt-black-4045093/">Genus Doptera T-Shirt</a> is everything you need to create an impactful outfit. Finish the look off with the trainer of the summer, the<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-footwear/trainers/nike-react-vision-trainer-black-4041895/"> Nike React Vision</a>.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="margin:0px; padding:0px; flex: 1;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="540" src="https://assets.linklay.com/embed_cloud.html?uuid_hash=linklay5f1aad40204cf3.59377536&amp;base_url=https://www.linklay.com/app/" style="width: 100%; overflow:hidden; margin-top:-0px;" width="820"></iframe><script src="https://assets.linklay.com/responsive.js" onerror="javascript:var el = this.parentElement; el.innerHTML = ''; var imgEl = document.createElement( 'img' ); imgEl.src = 'https://images.linklay.com/linklay5f1aad40204cf3.59377536'; imgEl.style.width = '100%'; imgEl.style.maxWidth = '820px'; el.appendChild( imgEl );" ></script></div> <br /> <strong><span style="font-size:16px;">Kids&#39; Eid Outfits</span></strong><br /> <br /> Want to make sure the kids look their best for the celebrations? We&#39;re loving the Money Pop Tape <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/kids/junior-clothing/jog-track-pants/money-clothing-high-pop-tape-fleece-pant-black-gold-4040871/">tracksuit</a> with gold detailing. A look for the kids that doesn&#39;t compromise style for comfort. Wear as separates with a t-shirt or pair of jeans or go for the full off-duty look with the full set. Wear with a pair of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/kids/kids-footwear/junior-sizes-3-65/nike-junior-air-max-2090-trainer-black-white-wolf-grey-4038470/">Air Max 2090s</a> and the kids are ready for the celebrations.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="margin:0px; padding:0px; flex: 1;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="540" src="https://assets.linklay.com/embed_cloud.html?uuid_hash=linklay5f1aae10afd9e3.82377511&amp;base_url=https://www.linklay.com/app/" style="width: 100%; overflow:hidden; margin-top:-0px;" width="820"></iframe><script src="https://assets.linklay.com/responsive.js" onerror="javascript:var el = this.parentElement; el.innerHTML = ''; var imgEl = document.createElement( 'img' ); imgEl.src = 'https://images.linklay.com/linklay5f1aae10afd9e3.82377511'; imgEl.style.width = '100%'; imgEl.style.maxWidth = '820px'; el.appendChild( imgEl );" ></script></div> <br /> <span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Women&#39;s Eid Outfits</strong></span><br /> <br /> With the latest clothing and trainers from the biggest brands in streetwear we&#39;ve got everything you need to pull together an Eid outfit for women. For a more relaxed aesthetic, this Eid why not treat yourself to this perfect set from EA7? The <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/women/womens-clothing/hoodies/ea7-womens-rainbow-boxy-hoodie-multi-4034781/">hoodie</a> features rainbow taping to the hood and a bold rainbow EA7 logo to the front. Make a statement and complete the look with the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/women/womens-footwear/trainers/nike-womens-react-art3mis-trainer-black-white-black-4042424/">Nike React Art3mis Trainer</a>.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="margin:0px; padding:0px; flex: 1;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="540" src="https://assets.linklay.com/embed_cloud.html?uuid_hash=linklay5f1aaf21e14db3.25734009&amp;base_url=https://www.linklay.com/app/" style="width: 100%; overflow:hidden; margin-top:-0px;" width="820"></iframe><script src="https://assets.linklay.com/responsive.js" onerror="javascript:var el = this.parentElement; el.innerHTML = ''; var imgEl = document.createElement( 'img' ); imgEl.src = 'https://images.linklay.com/linklay5f1aaf21e14db3.25734009'; imgEl.style.width = '100%'; imgEl.style.maxWidth = '820px'; el.appendChild( imgEl );" ></script></div> <br /> <br /> Looking for more Eid outfits or gift ideas? Shop our full <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/collections/eid-collection/">Eid Collection</a>. Interview: Zie Zie On Growing From Nothing to Something https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/interview-zie-zie-on-growing-from-nothing-to-something/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/interview-zie-zie-on-growing-from-nothing-to-something/#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/interview-zie-zie-on-growing-from-nothing-to-something/ From quitting a carpentry course and spending his days recording tracks on his phone to boasting over 1.5 million monthly listeners on Spotify, rapper and songwriter Zie Zie knows what it means to grow from nothing to something.<br /> <br /> His love for the fans and dedication to creating music for them and not his critics has led to chart-topping hits such as <em>Low Life</em>, <em>Sensei</em> and <em>Fine Girl</em> and multiple collaborations with Aitch, S1mba and King Critical.<br /> <br /> The rapper attributes his success to his hard work and refreshing carefree attitude. Although everyone is entitled to an opinion on his work, Zie Zie doesn&#39;t allow negative comments to break him down as an artist, a mean feat in the world of 24/7 social media.<br /> <br /> We caught up with Zie Zie on the set of our latest <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/hood-rich/">Hoodrich</a> campaign to discuss his success, goals and why failure doesn&#39;t scare him.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="428" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/fqHhKRz3hR8" width="650"></iframe><br /> <br /> <strong>When you were a young kid what were your dreams?</strong><br /> <br /> When I was a young kid my dreams at first I wanted to be an actor because I was really into a lot of movies so my thing from year five to six I was really ambitious about being an actor.<br /> <br /> <strong>Have you ever done any acting? Been to acting school?</strong><br /> <br /> The only acting I&rsquo;ve done was just in GCSE Drama which I got an A* in. When I went to college I was thinking of a more permanent job to actually make money so I didn&rsquo;t really pursue my dreams in drama at college. I studied carpentry so I didn&rsquo;t get to star in any skits or movies.<br /> <br /> <strong>What did your teachers tell you to do as a career at school and what would you say to your success now?</strong><br /> <br /> My teachers used to tell me I&rsquo;d be a bin man in the school. I was quite a naughty kid I used to irritate my teachers a lot. I feel like the way my teachers used to talk to me and how I used to communicate with them has made me who I am today because even though there was a lot of teachers who put you down and say you won&rsquo;t be that great it just motivates you to be someone and now I&rsquo;ve actually become someone I never thought I would it&#39;s just a good feeling.<br /> <br /> <strong>Because of where you are now, what would you say to the teachers?</strong><br /> <br /> I&nbsp;wouldn&rsquo;t gloat but I&rsquo;d just be like &lsquo;I told you so&rsquo;. I knew that I was going to be successful in some aspect and now I am I&rsquo;d be like I told you so.<br /> <br /> <strong>Describe a normal week in your life three years ago.</strong><br /> <br /> Three years ago I recorded a song called Low Life because It was just a thing where I wasn&rsquo;t doing much I was in the block with my friends not doing anything just talking to girls, that was my life, talking to girls on a regular basis. I wasn&rsquo;t even thinking about a job because I was happy with my life and I wasn&rsquo;t too grown and as I got older that&rsquo;s when I started thinking about jobs. But three years ago chilling at home, chilling with my friends talking to girls on a day to day basis that was my normal week.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_HOODRICH_Q2_BLOG_1.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <strong>What&rsquo;s it like now?</strong><br /> <br /> Hectic, I&rsquo;ve got two managers so they&rsquo;re always at the back of my ears and there&rsquo;s a lot I&#39;ve got to do. There&rsquo;s no more me being able to chill because there&rsquo;s always something that I have to do or got to get done. Like recording, I record every day I wouldn&rsquo;t use to do that I used to record on voice notes with beats in the background just to listen to myself. But now because I&rsquo;ve got a nice set up at home I just record every day. Press shots, interviews so yeah it&rsquo;s a big difference.<br /> <br /> <strong>Is it a tough industry to succeed in and why have you been successful?</strong><br /> <br /> I feel like its only a tough industry to succeed in if you overthink it. If just have fun with it as you do at the beginning and as long as you&rsquo;re still having fun and your fans are liking the music you&rsquo;re putting out you&rsquo;ll always keep yourself motivated. If you let little stuff like comments or views get to you that&rsquo;s when it starts breaking you down as an artist so you&rsquo;ve always got to keep your guard up and always stay positive.<br /> <br /> I think I&rsquo;ve become successful because I&rsquo;ve got that I don&rsquo;t care attitude, in a sense of everyone&rsquo;s entitled to their opinion but it&#39;s not a thing where I have to take it on board. If I want to do something and it feels like it makes sense I will do it and I think its that mindset that&rsquo;s got me to where I am.<br /> <br /> <strong>What was the moment you thought &lsquo;I could do this as a career&rsquo;?</strong><br /> <br /> The moment where I thought I could do this as a career was when I had my first ever show. I put out this tune end of 2016 called Shawty and I just wanted to see the reaction and then as the year went by I was thinking I think it&rsquo;s about time I perform. The song, that was my first song, it did like 100k in two weeks and that was really good for my first ever tune. I was really nervous about asking people what booking fee I could charge so that was a moment where I didn&rsquo;t really know how to come about it and I went about it well and it went quite good.<br /> <br /> <strong>Is that the moment where you realised you needed management and people around you to help market you right?</strong><br /> <br /> In the beginning, it was just me by myself and my manager who is still my manager now so at that point when they accepted the offer we gave them I was like okay, people are willing to pay that for one song then I&rsquo;ve definitely got a future in this.<br /> <br /> <strong>Compared to when you started in music to now how have your goals changed?</strong><br /> <br /> I feel like my goals have changed as in the beginning I didn&rsquo;t really take it as seriously as I do now. So when I first started it was put music out and if I get a good reaction I&rsquo;d put more out. I wasn&rsquo;t even thinking about shows and all of that stuff but as it went on I started taking it more seriously. So my goals changed in the sense of I really want to be a global artist. I want to have fans in all different parts of the country and be someone to inspire people to be able to achieve their dreams.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_HOODRICH_Q2_BLOG_2.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <strong>How did your environment growing up affect your sound?</strong><br /> <br /> Because I&rsquo;ve always had that I don&rsquo;t care attitude I grew up in South London, I used to live in Surrey so it was two different types of places but even though I moved to South I never really changed my personality. From South, there&rsquo;s a lot of drill music going on but I&rsquo;ve always been into pop music, even when I was younger I used to listen to Justin Bieber and The Script all those different types of people, I think that even though I was from somewhere my mind was in a whole different space when it came to music. I don&rsquo;t feel like my environment sculptured my music it was more of a thing where what was in my head and what I was watching and listening to.<br /> <br /> <strong>Has the environment you&#39;re around now affected anything to do with your sound?</strong><br /> <br /> The only environment that&rsquo;s changed or affected my music is my lifestyle. The lifestyle I&rsquo;ve got now compared to back in the day has definitely had some influence on my music. If you could start again from day one what would you change, if anything? I think I would change and tell myself to take it more seriously at the beginning rather than later on. I was very na&iuml;ve to certain things you needed to know about the business which I know now. I would definitely tell myself to be more serious from the beginning.<br /> <br /> <strong>Outside of music whose journey do you relate to?</strong><br /> <br /> My mother. She&rsquo;s a strong woman and she&rsquo;s been through a lot. Me growing up with her and seeing what she&#39;s been through has sculpted in my head that I need to be the same, in the sense of not letting things get to me, always doing what I want to do and staying positive and motivated.<br /> <br /> <strong>How has seeing your friends and people around you succeed or fail shaped your own mindset?</strong><br /> <br /> It&rsquo;s changed my mindset in the sense of you can only help to a certain extent and you giving off a lot of time and effort to help your friends, or if they fail and you&rsquo;re there for them its hit and miss. You can tell someone to do something but at the end of the day the choices that they make are their own and everyone&#39;s got to make mistakes to understand how to do something good. When it comes to them making mistakes I would let them know not to do it again and learn from it but if they do it again that&rsquo;s on them you can&rsquo;t keep telling people how to live their life if they don&rsquo;t want to fix their life themselves.<br /> <br /> <strong>Are there any mistakes you&rsquo;ve made that you&rsquo;ve really learnt from?</strong><br /> <br /> Yeah, there&rsquo;s loads of mistakes because with me I think before I speak and think before I do but I&rsquo;m usually more of a spontaneous guy when it comes to actually doing stuff so I&rsquo;d rather go through mistakes to learn from them, there&rsquo;s nothing wrong with trying things.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_HOODRICH_Q2_BLOG_3.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <strong>Are you afraid of failure?</strong><br /> <br /> I&rsquo;m not afraid of failure because the way I&rsquo;ve programmed my brain is to think of the worst before good things because regardless if something bad was to happen you wouldn&rsquo;t know what to do because you might not be expecting it. So, I always expect the worst and hope for the best. I don&rsquo;t think about failure because if you want to do something you&rsquo;ve got to remove all the stops and make sure you accomplish it and if you were to fail you know how to deal with it.<br /> <br /> <strong>What does the phrase From Nothing to Something mean to you?</strong><br /> <br /> If you know what it&#39;s like to have nothing, then you&rsquo;d appreciate having something. When you&rsquo;re coming from nothing everything that you gain or all the greatness&rsquo;s that come into your life later on which is something you&rsquo;ve always got to appreciate.<br /> <br /> <strong>Would you rather be overpaid or underrated?</strong><br /> <br /> I&rsquo;d rather be overpaid because with me, even though I&rsquo;m in the industry, I wouldn&rsquo;t say I&rsquo;m as professional as everyone else as when I got into music it was more of a business aspect of things because I&rsquo;m talented and I&rsquo;ve actually gained fans from what I do it&rsquo;s like a balance because being famous is quite stressful because you don&rsquo;t have much privacy. As an artist, I&rsquo;m already quite underrated but I like my privacy whereas some artists might go outside with their Mrs or family and they might get stopped by fans and sometimes it might be a bit too overwhelming when you just want a nice relaxing day so I&#39;d say I&#39;d rather be overpaid than underrated.<br /> <br /> <strong>How far have you got left to go?</strong><br /> <br /> However far I can take this is however far I will go. Whether it&#39;s another ten years twenty years you can&#39;t really tell the future you&rsquo;ve got to go with the flow.<br /> <br /> <em>You can follow Zie Zie on <a href="https://www.instagram.com/ziezie/?hl=en">Instagram</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/Official_ZieZie?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor">Twitter&nbsp;</a>or shop the latest drop from Hoodrich <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/hood-rich/">here</a>.</em> Tracksuit Refresh https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/tracksuit-refresh/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/tracksuit-refresh/#comments Tue, 21 Jul 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/tracksuit-refresh/ A streetwear essential, a fresh tracksuit is the perfect look for those off-duty days, airport outfits or for when you want to be a little bit more active.<br /> <br /> Here at Footasylum we only stock the best tracksuits from the biggest brands so that whatever occasion you need a tracksuit for we&#39;ve got it covered.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK28_BLOG3.jpg" /><br /> <br /> Nike are the OGs of creating athleaisure tracksuits with an edge. If you&#39;re looking for a set that will turn heads we love this blue <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/sweatshirts/nike-swoosh-hbr-sweatshirt-blue-force-barely-volt-4038400/">sweatshirt</a> and <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/jog-track-pants/nike-swoosh-hbr-fleece-pant-blue-force-barely-volt-4038406/">jogger </a>combo from the Swoosh. Featuring double Swoosh logos on the bottoms and to the chest of the sweatshirt, this set also features a strong graphic typography print on the reverse of the sweatshirt. Perfect for when you want to stay comfy will looking on point.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK28_BLOG2.jpg" /><br /> <br /> We all know that a grey tracksuit is a must-have in any wardrobe. Easy to wear for any occasion and season, this <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/hoodies/pre-london-impulse-full-zip-hoodie-grey-marl-4042570/">Pr&eacute; London set</a> is everything a grey tracksuit should be. A skinny fit takes this tracksuit to the next level. Wear with a fresh new pair of trainers and your look is sorted.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK28_BLOG1.jpg" /><br /> <br /> Looking for the ultimate lounging tracksuit, look no further than this Tommy Hilfiger combo. You can still look on-point while binging on Netflix you know. The <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/jog-track-pants/tommy-hilfiger-tape-logo-jog-pant-navy-120818/">joggers</a> feature an adjustable elastic waistband perfect for lounging and the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/sweatshirts/tommy-hilfiger-tape-sweatshirt-navy-134492/">sweatshirt</a> can easily be swapped for a t-shirt when the weather looks up.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Still looking for the perfect set? Shop our full collection of<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-featured/tracksuit-hookups/"> tracksuit hookups</a> for tracksuits from the biggest brands. Workout Essentials https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/workout-essentials/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/workout-essentials/#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/workout-essentials/ Whether you want to update your workout wardrobe or you can no longer fit into your pre lockdown <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/stay-active/">activewear</a> we&#39;ve got you covered.<br /> <br /> We know plenty of you will be relieved that gyms in England are getting ready to reopen so we&#39;ve got out picks of the best activewear that will help excel your workout.<br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>Men&#39;s Activewear</strong></span><br /> <br /> We&#39;re loving the latest active drops from <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/nike-brand-page/">Nike</a> and <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/under-armour/">Under Armour.</a> With both t-shirts featuring moisture-wicking material which helps keep you drier for longer, these tees are a must have for your workout collection.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> If you&#39;re lucky enough to still fit into your pre lockdown kit why not treat yourself to a new pair of trainers? The <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-footwear/trainers/under-armour-charged-pursuit-2-trainer-academy-white-4034651/">Under Armour Charged Pursuit 2</a> silhouette is perfect for runners who need flexibility and versatility or add a pair of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/nike/nike-react-element-55/?category_list_brands=mens">Nike Reacts</a> to your collection- Nike&#39;s most reactive trainer to date.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="margin:0px; padding:0px; flex: 1;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="540" src="https://assets.linklay.com/embed_cloud.html?uuid_hash=linklay5f156b1e7e3913.55607322&amp;base_url=https://www.linklay.com/app/" style="width: 100%; overflow:hidden; margin-top:-0px;" width="820"></iframe><script src="https://assets.linklay.com/responsive.js" onerror="javascript:var el = this.parentElement; el.innerHTML = ''; var imgEl = document.createElement( 'img' ); imgEl.src = 'https://images.linklay.com/linklay5f156b1e7e3913.55607322'; imgEl.style.width = '100%'; imgEl.style.maxWidth = '820px'; el.appendChild( imgEl );" ></script></div> <br /> <strong><span style="font-size:16px;">Women&#39;s Activewear</span></strong><br /> <br /> Looking for a new <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/womens/womens-clothing/bra-tops/">sports bra</a>? This <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/women/womens-clothing/bra-tops/under-armour-womens-wordmark-strappy-sportlette-bra-black-4024180/">Under Armour strappy sports bra</a> not only looks good but provides support for your everyday workouts. With removable cups and HeatGear fabric to help keep you cool and dry for longer- you definitely need this sports bra in your collection.<br /> <br /> We&#39;re also loving these <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/women/womens-footwear/trainers/nike-womens-air-vapormax-flyknit-3-pink-4038718/">Hyper Pink VaporMax Flyknits</a>, featuring revolutionary VaporMax Air technology, these trainers will give an extra boost to every step. A mesh upper creates a snug fit helping to elevate your workout.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="margin:0px; padding:0px; flex: 1;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="540" src="https://assets.linklay.com/embed_cloud.html?uuid_hash=linklay5f156e1511d0f9.85019655&amp;base_url=https://www.linklay.com/app/" style="width: 100%; overflow:hidden; margin-top:-0px;" width="820"></iframe><script src="https://assets.linklay.com/responsive.js" onerror="javascript:var el = this.parentElement; el.innerHTML = ''; var imgEl = document.createElement( 'img' ); imgEl.src = 'https://images.linklay.com/linklay5f156e1511d0f9.85019655'; imgEl.style.width = '100%'; imgEl.style.maxWidth = '820px'; el.appendChild( imgEl );" ></script></div> <br /> Looking for more <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/stay-active/">activewear</a>? Shop the full collection and elevate your workout. Just Dropped: Liverpool ONE Exclusives https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/just-dropped-liverpool-one-exclusives/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/just-dropped-liverpool-one-exclusives/#comments Fri, 17 Jul 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/just-dropped-liverpool-one-exclusives/ Here at Footasylum we&#39;re champions of bedroom <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/">brands</a> and love giving our customers access to smaller brands that create the freshest apparel.<br /> <br /> That&#39;s why we&#39;re introducing four fresh new brands exclusive to our Liverpool ONE store. From statement hoodies and t-shirts to cutting edge sportswear, White Threads, TRiBE, Montirex and Forever Design are going to become staple names in streetwear.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK29_LiverpoolONE_Blog_2.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>White Threads</strong></span><br /> <br /> Evolving from just an idea in 2017 before being brought to life as a side hustle from a garden shed in 2018, White Threads&#39; vision as a brand has never changed as its grown.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Creating standout apparel from the highest-quality materials is that this brand is about. If you want to stand out from the crowd a t-shirt from White Threads is the way to go, featuring graphic prints with reflective elements, we&#39;re loving this brand this season.<br /> <br /> If you&#39;re looking for a new t-shirt for a night with the lads or date night then White Threads have got you covered.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK29_LiverpoolONE_Blog_3.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <strong><span style="font-size:16px;">TRiBE</span></strong><br /> <br /> The TRiBE Clothing story began in November 2018 in Liverpool, originally a small collection of embroidered t-shirts and hoodies, the TRiBE brand has grown into a collection of over 50 different designs.<br /> <br /> Using 100% polyester threads for embroidery on organic cotton t-shirts TRiBE&#39;s attention to detail means that your favourite graphic avoids fading in the wash and won&#39;t leave a mark while ironing, so you can enjoy your fresh new purchase for a little bit longer.<br /> <br /> At Footasylum we love their collection of hoodies, with quality fits and superior comfort a TRiBE hoodie will take your off-duty look to the next level.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK29_LiverpoolONE_Blog_4.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><b>Montirex</b></span><br /> <br /> Created by two best mates from Liverpool Montirex creates cutting edge sportswear made to empower athletes around the world by enhancing performance and giving them the confidence to go the extra mile.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Although aimed at active streetwear lovers Montirex&#39; collection of men&#39;s TrailTees and shorts still look at home on the festival fields and further afield on holiday.<br /> <br /> With each piece featuring their instantly recognisable reflective M logo we have a feeling you&#39;ll be seeing a lot more from Montirex in the coming months.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK29_LiverpoolONE_Blog_5.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <strong><span style="font-size:16px;">Forever Design</span></strong><br /> <br /> From made to order garments for friends and family to taking over the Liverpool streetwear scene Forever Design is a brand with presence.<br /> <br /> Established in 2017 and based in Liverpool, each design on every hoodie is hand-designed by the founder of the brand giving each item a personalised feel.<br /> <br /> The brand believes in creating high-quality garments for affordable prices meaning you can look fresh in one of their bold designs without having to break the bank. Wear with a fresh pair of denim jeans for the ultimate everyday look.<br /> <br /> All of the above brands are currently being sold exclusive in our Liverpool stores, visit our <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/page/storelocator/">store map</a> to get your hands on these must-have brands. Eid Gifts https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/eid-gifts/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/eid-gifts/#comments Thu, 16 Jul 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/eid-gifts/ Celebrate Eid with Footasylum&#39;s selection of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/collections/eid-collection/">Eid </a>essentials&nbsp;for <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/featured/mens-eid-gifts/">men</a>,<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/collections/eid-collection/womens-eid-gifts/"> women&nbsp;</a>and <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/kids/kids-featured/kids-eid-gifts/">kids</a>.<br /> <br /> Whether you&#39;re looking for a fresh look for the celebrations or a gift for your family and friends- we&#39;ve got you covered.<br /> <br /> With our collection of luxurious men&#39;s and clothing and trainers, handpicked especially for the Eid celebrations, you&#39;re bound to find something to gift to your friends and family from our collection.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="margin:0px; padding:0px; flex: 1;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="540" src="https://assets.linklay.com/embed_cloud.html?uuid_hash=linklay5f0ed15913e9f1.27430853&amp;base_url=https://www.linklay.com/app/" style="width: 100%; overflow:hidden; margin-top:-0px;" width="820"></iframe><script src="https://assets.linklay.com/responsive.js" onerror="javascript:var el = this.parentElement; el.innerHTML = ''; var imgEl = document.createElement( 'img' ); imgEl.src = 'https://images.linklay.com/linklay5f0ed15913e9f1.27430853'; imgEl.style.width = '100%'; imgEl.style.maxWidth = '820px'; el.appendChild( imgEl );" ></script></div> <div style="margin:0px; padding:0px; flex: 1;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin:0px; padding:0px; flex: 1;"> <p style="color: rgb(14, 16, 26); background: transparent; margin-top:0pt; margin-bottom:0pt;"><span data-preserver-spaces="true" style="background: transparent; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">Shop&nbsp;</span><a class="_e75a791d-denali-editor-page-rtfLink" href="https://www.footasylum.com/boss-brand-page/" style="color: rgb(14, 16, 26); background: transparent; margin-top:0pt; margin-bottom:0pt;; color: #4a6ee0;" target="_blank">BOSS</a><span data-preserver-spaces="true" style="background: transparent; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;and&nbsp;</span><a class="_e75a791d-denali-editor-page-rtfLink" href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/ea7/" style="color: rgb(14, 16, 26); background: transparent; margin-top:0pt; margin-bottom:0pt;; color: #4a6ee0;" target="_blank">EA7</a><span data-preserver-spaces="true" style="background: transparent; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;t-shirts, and&nbsp;</span><a class="_e75a791d-denali-editor-page-rtfLink" href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/alessandro-zavetti/" style="color: rgb(14, 16, 26); background: transparent; margin-top:0pt; margin-bottom:0pt;; color: #4a6ee0;" target="_blank">Alessandro Zavetti</a><span data-preserver-spaces="true" style="background: transparent; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;accessories which are perfect for gifting and we can guarantee they&#39;ll love it.</span></p> <p style="color: rgb(14, 16, 26); background: transparent; margin-top:0pt; margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="color: rgb(14, 16, 26); background: transparent; margin-top:0pt; margin-bottom:0pt;"><span data-preserver-spaces="true" style="background: transparent; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">If you&#39;re looking for a standout t-shirt for her we love this shocking pink <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/women/womens-clothing/tshirts/ea7-womens-boxy-short-sleeve-large-logo-tshirt-pink-4034786/">Emporio Armarni t-shirt</a> which we&#39;re sure they&#39;ll love. The perfect colourway for summer, this tee will look on-point paired with their favourite denim.</span></p> <p style="color: rgb(14, 16, 26); background: transparent; margin-top:0pt; margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="color: rgb(14, 16, 26); background: transparent; margin-top:0pt; margin-bottom:0pt;"><span data-preserver-spaces="true" style="background: transparent; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">You also cannot go wrong with a piece from Alessandro Zavetti. Their all-new range of<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-accessories/bags/alessandro-zavetti-vito-aop-square-cross-body-bag-black-4041475/"> bags</a> is perfect for gifting this Eid. Whether they prefer a crossbody bag or a duffle bag we&#39;ve got it covered.</span></p> </div> &nbsp; <div style="margin:0px; padding:0px; flex: 1;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="540" src="https://assets.linklay.com/embed_cloud.html?uuid_hash=linklay5f0edb96bb59b0.06773125&amp;base_url=https://www.linklay.com/app/" style="width: 100%; overflow:hidden; margin-top:-0px;" width="820"></iframe><script src="https://assets.linklay.com/responsive.js" onerror="javascript:var el = this.parentElement; el.innerHTML = ''; var imgEl = document.createElement( 'img' ); imgEl.src = 'https://images.linklay.com/linklay5f0edb96bb59b0.06773125'; imgEl.style.width = '100%'; imgEl.style.maxWidth = '820px'; el.appendChild( imgEl );" ></script></div> <br /> For the kids, why don&#39;t you gift them a full<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/money/"> Money tracksuit</a>&nbsp;or treat them to a fresh pair of Nike trainers to remind them to be grateful for what they have, the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/kids/kids-footwear/junior-sizes-3-65/nike-junior-air-max-2090-trainer-black-white-wolf-grey-4038470/">Air Max 2090</a> is a perfect choice. A sneak which blends two classic Nike silhouettes together the Air Max 2090 is the trainer of the future.<br /> <br /> Shop the full collection of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/featured/mens-eid-gifts/">men&#39;s</a>, <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/collections/eid-collection/womens-eid-gifts/">women&#39;s</a> and <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/kids/kids-featured/kids-eid-gifts/">kids&#39; </a><a href="https://www.footasylum.com/collections/eid-collection/">Eid gifts</a> online at Footasylum.<br /> <br /> &nbsp; Iconic Tees https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/iconic-t-shirts/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/iconic-t-shirts/#comments Mon, 13 Jul 2020 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/iconic-t-shirts/ Whatever the weather, whatever your style, a t-shirt is a staple piece in every guy&#39;s wardrobe, so we&rsquo;ve pulled together the best of the best to make sure your collection is on point.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> From the classic adidas Originals Cali tee to the Tommy Hilfiger Tape t-shirt, there are a few t-shirts that no streetwear collection can be without, perfect for those off-duty days with a pair of shorts or ideal for dressing up with a pair of jeans, these four t-shirts are our must-have staples.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="margin:0px; padding:0px; flex: 1;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="540" src="https://assets.linklay.com/embed_cloud.html?uuid_hash=linklay5f0c5e12eec745.11624307&amp;base_url=https://www.linklay.com/app/" style="width: 100%; overflow:hidden; margin-top:-0px;" width="820"></iframe><script src="https://assets.linklay.com/responsive.js" onerror="javascript:var el = this.parentElement; el.innerHTML = ''; var imgEl = document.createElement( 'img' ); imgEl.src = 'https://images.linklay.com/linklay5f0c5e12eec745.11624307'; imgEl.style.width = '100%'; imgEl.style.maxWidth = '820px'; el.appendChild( imgEl );" ></script></div> <br /> <span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Tommy Hilfiger Lounge Tape Ringer T-Shirt</strong></span><br /> <br /> The <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/tshirts/tommy-hilfiger-tape-ringer-tshirt-navy-129060/">Tommy Hilfiger Tape Ringer t-shirt</a> is one of the easiest t-shirts to style. Branded tape detailing is a trend that doesn&#39;t seem to be fading and the taping on this t-shirt takes a plain navy t-shirt to the next level. The retro aesthetic is finished off with a small Tommy Hilfiger logo to the chest. Wear with the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/shorts/tommy-hilfiger-tape-jersey-short-navy-129062/">matching shorts</a> for the ultimate loungewear look.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong><span style="font-size:16px;">Nike Club T-Shirt</span></strong><br /> <br /> The <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/nike-club-fleece/">Nike Club range</a> is renowned for simple designs made from the freshest materials and the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/tshirts/nike-club-tshirt-light-bone-4038458/">Nike Club Tee</a> is no different. Although the design is simple, the fit and feel of this classic t-shirt are second to none. Wear with a pair of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/jog-track-pants/nike-club-fleece-pant-dark-grey-heather-4025582/">Nike Club Fleece joggers</a> for an effortless everyday look.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="margin:0px; padding:0px; flex: 1;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="540" src="https://assets.linklay.com/embed_cloud.html?uuid_hash=linklay5f0c5fc4ef1a51.80386039&amp;base_url=https://www.linklay.com/app/" style="width: 100%; overflow:hidden; margin-top:-0px;" width="820"></iframe><script src="https://assets.linklay.com/responsive.js" onerror="javascript:var el = this.parentElement; el.innerHTML = ''; var imgEl = document.createElement( 'img' ); imgEl.src = 'https://images.linklay.com/linklay5f0c5fc4ef1a51.80386039'; imgEl.style.width = '100%'; imgEl.style.maxWidth = '820px'; el.appendChild( imgEl );" ></script></div> <br /> <span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>adidas Originals 3 Stripe Cali T-Shirt</strong></span><br /> <br /> The <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/tshirts/adidas-originals-three-stripe-cali-tshirt-medium-grey-heather-4032412/">adidas Originals California T-Shirt</a> pays homage to adidas&#39; history with retro vibes that have never gone out of style. The grey Cali t-shirt is the ideal way to rep adidas whatever the occasion. However, you wear your Cali tee finish off the look with a classic pair of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/adidas-brand-page/?category_list_brands=fm">adidas sneaks</a> for a classic look.<br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>The North Face Redbox</strong></span><br /> <br /> Want to make a statement with your t-shirt, go for bolder branding or a brighter colour. <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/tshirts/the-north-face-redbox-tshirt-yellow-4037919/">The North Face Redbox tee</a> is a statement tee that will take you from the festival to the gym to a night with the lads. Featuring a reflective The North Face logo on the back this is one of or favourite tees this season.<br /> <br /> Shop the full collection of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/tshirts/">men&#39;s t-shirts</a> to find your new favourite streetwear staple.