The Lowdown https://www.footasylum.com The Footasylum Blog - The Lowdown Sun, 24 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com en Put A Spring In Your Step https://www.footasylum.com/put-a-spring-in-your-step/ https://www.footasylum.com/put-a-spring-in-your-step/#comments Wed, 20 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/put-a-spring-in-your-step/ <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/blog_815.jpg" />If a new season isn&#39;t the perfect excuse to treat yourself to some new kicks then when is the right time?<br /> <br /> If you can&#39;t figure out which new sneaks you want to buy yet or are looking for the latest release to keep you looking fresh for spring we have you covered.<br /> <br /> With brands like Nike, Puma and Converse all releasing new sneaks ready for the new season there are hundreds of trainers to choose from. However, we&#39;ve narrowed it down to three men&#39;s and three women&#39;s sneaks to see you through spring.<br /> <br /> <strong>Men&#39;s</strong><br /> <br /> Whether you prefer a classic silhouette or new technology there are plenty of kicks to choose from this summer to keep your feet looking fresh.<img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/Artboard%201.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-footwear/trainers/nike-air-max-720-trainer-deep-royal-hyper-jade-133453/">Nike Air Max 720</a></strong><br /> <br /> The biggest Air unit ever created by Nike, the Air Max 720 is inspired by the brand&#39;s desire to continually progress their Air innovation rather than settle for perfection.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> With more air under your foot than ever before this sneak is unbeatable at providing all-day cushioning that will see you from day to night.<br /> <br /> Each colourway takes inspiration from our planet, including the black night sky, the blue ocean and the yellow sunrise.<br /> <br /> Available in Metallic Gold, Desert Silver, Total Orange, Deep Royal and Black there is guaranteed to be a colourway for you.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-footwear/trainers/adidas-ultraboost-19-trainer-white-white-grey-two-133938/">adidas Originals Ultraboost 19 Trainer</a></strong><br /> <br /> The three stripe is back to boost your performance whether you&#39;re roaming the urban jungle, hitting the gym or making your way around the shops.<br /> <br /> For targeted support, that enhances movement, no matter what you&#39;re doing an adidas Primeknit upper wraps the foot with an engineered fit.<br /> <br /> For a truly fresh spring look, the new monochrome colourways show you mean business. The grey, white and black colour blocks mean that these sneaks will go with anything in your wardrobe whether it&#39;s jeans, shorts or joggers.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-footwear/trainers/puma-cell-viper-trainer-black-black-white-4023786">Puma CELL Viper</a></strong><br /> <br /> A revival of a nineties classic the Puma CELL Viper will help you take on the chunky trainer trend with a timeless classic.<br /> <br /> Originally created in 1998, CELL technology was introduced to help stabilise cushioning, meaning you can wear these sneaks all day without compromising your comfort.<br /> <br /> Re-released to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the shoe now is the time to jump on the chunky trainer trend as it is showing no signs of disappearing.<br /> <br /> Available in black and white, red and navy, and white and green the CELL Viper will be a smart addition to your spring sneak collection.<br /> <br /> <strong>Women&#39;s</strong><br /> <br /> Whether you prefer a classic baseball shoe with Converse or want to explore a new classic there are plenty of women&#39;s sneaks for spring.<img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/Artboard%202.jpg" /><br /> <strong><a href="https://www.footasylum.com/womens/womens-footwear/trainers/nike-womens-air-max-dia-trainer-summit-white-oxygen-purple-4022485/">Air Max Dia</a></strong><br /> <br /> Designed for the busy working girl boss the Dia is here to provide all-day comfort which is needed when you&#39;re exploring during spring.<br /> <br /> With the biggest Air unit on a women&#39;s shoe to date, extra cushioning creates a platform to lift and elongate.<br /> <br /> A simple but sleek design is created with an exterior heel clip and a translucent upper, and minimal branding.<br /> <br /> The trainer is finished with four dots on the heel to symbolise the four disciplines that brought the shoe to life-&nbsp; a female designer, engineer, developer and product manager.<br /> <br /> Choose from six colourways to find your perfect spring sneak.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://www.footasylum.com/womens/womens-footwear/trainers/converse-womens-chuck-taylor-all-star-hi-wild-leopard-trainer-black-egret-egret-135947/">Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Wild Leopard Trainer</a></strong><br /> <br /> Take a walk on the wild side this spring with the Chuck Taylor All Star in leopard print. If you love to make a statement and want to level up your shoe game you need a pair of leopard print sneaks in your life.<br /> <br /> The classic hi-top silhouette has been updated with a bang on trend print that allows you to express yourself with sass.<br /> <br /> If you&#39;re not a fan of leopard print the sneak is also available in snake print which will give off some serious vibes with a pair of jeans and a simple tee.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://www.footasylum.com/womens/womens-footwear/trainers/adidas-originals-sleek-diva-trainer-red-red-diva-136658/">adidas Originals Womens Sleek</a></strong><br /> <br /> A sneak made for every woman, the Sleek is adidas&#39; latest women&#39;s only trainer and is&nbsp;a modern take on adidas&rsquo; sports heritage for the powerful female.<br /> <br /> This of the sneak as a reimagined Stan Smith- kicks that will go with everything in your wardrobe.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Smooth leather upper and feminine fit hugs the foot and gives the shoe a slick and refined appearance, paired with a contrasting rubber outsole the sleek is a shoe that lets you create your own classic look however you want.<br /> <br /> Choose from black and white, white and ice mint, white and neon, and diva red colourways for the perfect spring sneak that will see you from a day at the shops to an evening out.<br /> <br /> Explore our <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/just-landed/new-in/">new in section</a> to discover our latest threads and sneaks. Launch: Jordan 1 Retro High OG Sail/ Red https://www.footasylum.com/launch-jordan-1-retro-high-og-sail-red/ https://www.footasylum.com/launch-jordan-1-retro-high-og-sail-red/#comments Fri, 15 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/launch-jordan-1-retro-high-og-sail-red/ <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/blog_814.jpg" />The Jordan 1 has never been a sneak for those who want to play by the rules. Michael Jordan ignored the NBA&#39;s all white trainer rule for the sneaks debut in 1985 and since then has never been one to pass on colour in his designs.<br /> <br /> Jordan&#39;s latest release is no different, giving off some seriously retro vibes the Jordan 1 Retro High Sail/ Red is a reimagination of a classic.<br /> <br /> Arguably one of the most iconic sneaker silhouettes of our time Jordan is bringing back the classic high cut sneak- the OG of high tops.<br /> <br /> The refreshed Air Jordan 1 Sail/ Red features a white and red colourway, using red contrast stitching to help you make a statement with your fresh new kicks.<img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK11_CH_JORDAN_PHANTOM_BLOG_2.jpg" /><br /> <br /> Designed using smooth grain as well as a wrinkle-textured leather on the upper, while a softer felt-like layer is seen on the ankle as well as the interior lining.<br /> <br /> A double layer swoosh and zig-zag threading along the tongue adds to the retro vibe and creates a vintage appeal for sneaker fans.<br /> <br /> Finished off with the infamous Jordan logo in red on the upper side panel, there&#39;s no denying that this is a sneak that will serve some serious looks.<br /> <br /> The new colourway is launching on the 16th March at 8am online and in the Stratford and White City Footasylum stores. Set to be a sell out you&#39;ll have to be quick to cop a pair of these sneaks.<br /> <br /> Keep up to date with all of the latest sneaker releases and check out our <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/just-landed/new-mens/new-mens-footwear/">new in</a> section.&nbsp; Top Men's Tees For Spring https://www.footasylum.com/top-mens-tees-for-spring/ https://www.footasylum.com/top-mens-tees-for-spring/#comments Wed, 13 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/top-mens-tees-for-spring/ <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/Blog_813.jpg" />Although it might not look like it outside, it is almost spring and after that mini heatwave in February we are ready for the weather to start heating up.<br /> <br /> With that in mind, it&rsquo;s time to get started on your spring wardrobe. So we have a selection of staple t-shirts you need to make sure you&#39;re ready for spring.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/tshirts/the-north-face-never-stop-exploring-tshirt-black-133610/?cswatch=1/">The North Face Never Stop Exploring Tee</a></strong><br /> <br /> Let&rsquo;s start with the basics. Everyone needs a black tee in their wardrobe.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Whether you&rsquo;re layering it up with a denim jacket or pairing it with some denim shorts it is the perfect tee for all of your spring adventures.<br /> <br /> With &#39;Never Stop Exploring&#39; printed on the tee along with the classic North Face logo it&#39;s the perfect t-shirt to make a statement in.<img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/IMAGERY1.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/tshirts/tommy-jeans-collegiate-logo-tshirt-navy-4020571/">Tommy Jeans Collegiate Logo T-Shirt</a></strong><br /> <br /> A navy tee will always be a classic for spring. It&rsquo;s a good way to inject some colour into your wardrobe after the gloom of winter without committing to something too bright.<br /> <br /> This simple Tommy Jeans tee will go with jeans, shorts or joggers so you&rsquo;re onto a winner. A bold college campus print on the front also taps into the slogan trend for Spring/Summer 2019.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/tshirts/converse-star-chevron-tshirt-grey-134077/">Converse Star Chevron T-Shirt</a></strong><br /> <br /> Converse, a timeless streetwear classic, a brand who create more than just footwear that has stood the test of time. Their apparel is wearable all year round but this grey logo tee is the perfect layer for spring.<br /> <br /> Easy to pair with a hoodie or sweat this crew neck tee is a fresh and simple garm that will look great for a day at the gym or in the beer garden.<img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/IMAGERY2.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/tshirts/adidas-originals-3stripes-tshirt-legend-ink-marine-white-133987/">adidas Originals 3-Stripes T-Shirt</a></strong><br /> <br /> Spring also means it&rsquo;s time to introduce some colour into your wardrobe and there&rsquo;s no one better for the job than adidas. A classic 3-stripe tee will brighten up your style and get you fresh for spring.<br /> <br /> We think the marine colourway is the perfect option to ease you into colour slowly until you&rsquo;re ready for a brighter option for summer.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/tshirts/kings-will-dream-crossford-striped-tshirt-teal-136805/?cswatch=1/">Kings Will Dream Crossford Striped T-Shirt</a></strong><br /> <br /> Pinstripes are one of the biggest trends for spring 2019. The classic print will become an essential&nbsp;for your 2019 wardrobe.<br /> <br /> Whether you&#39;re heading to a festival or chilling in a beer garden this KWD pinstripe tee will look fresh.<br /> <br /> When the weather heats up throw on a pair of denim shorts and sunglasses and you&#39;re good to go.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Need some more spring threads? Shop <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/just-landed/new-mens/new-mens-clothing/">new in</a> and our full range of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/tshirts/">men&#39;s tees</a> to make sure you&#39;re style is on point. International Women's Day 2019: Celebrate with film https://www.footasylum.com/international-womens-day-2019-celebrate-with-film/ https://www.footasylum.com/international-womens-day-2019-celebrate-with-film/#comments Fri, 08 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/international-womens-day-2019-celebrate-with-film/ <img alt="International Women's Day" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/blog_812.jpg" /><br /> Today is International Women&rsquo;s Day and is a day for all females to be proud of their achievements while educating others about the amazing progression women have made in all aspects of society.<br /> <br /> It&rsquo;s a day for men and women to celebrate the achievements of women across the globe whether it be social, economic, cultural or political.<br /> <br /> There are plenty of ways to applaud women around the world with marches taking place in almost every city you can think of.<br /> <br /> But, if you want a more low-key way of celebrating we&rsquo;ve got a list of films you can watch that star some powerful female characters and actresses.<br /> <br /> <strong>Bend It Like Beckham</strong><br /> <br /> Not only does this film star a kickass woman it was also directed and written by a woman which makes this the perfect film for a dose of female empowerment. The film follows Jess Bhamra, played by Parminder Nagra, a young woman living in London who dreams of being a professional footballer like her idol David Beckham.<br /> <br /> Although there is no professional women&rsquo;s league in Britain Jess doesn&rsquo;t let that tiny detail stop her. Smashing stereotypes and historic sexist expectations of women <em>Bend It Like Beckham</em> is bound to make any female feel inspired.<br /> <br /> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Z7Pt_GMDdGo" width="560"></iframe><br /> <strong>Wonder Woman</strong><br /> <br /> We all love a female superhero and let&rsquo;s be honest Wonder Woman is the ultimate female hero. She looks fierce but doesn&#39;t use her looks to get what she wants- she uses her strength. Originating as a DC comic character in 1941 the character has been an iconic symbol for women around the world for a long time and the 2017 film cemented that.<br /> <br /> During the film Wonder Woman, aka Diana, a warrior in training leaves home to fight a war and if you&rsquo;re looking for a female-led action film you won&rsquo;t be disappointed.<br /> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/VSB4wGIdDwo" width="560"></iframe><br /> <strong>Legally Blonde</strong><br /> <br /> Bear with us on this one. Although at first glance you might think this film is definitely not going to empower women- this is where you are wrong. The character of Elle Woods is the exact reason why we should never judge a book by its cover.<br /> <br /> After being dumped by her boyfriend she applies to Harvard Law School to get back at him and well simply bosses it. Played by Reese Witherspoon, Elle is bound to make you feel powerful whether you&rsquo;re male or female.<br /> <br /> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/bEV3QG5kAx4" width="560"></iframe> <p><strong>Mulan</strong></p> <br /> Yes, Disney can still be empowering. If you look past the (catchy) songs there is actually a very strong message in this film. When Mulan poses as a male soldier to stop her father having to join the Chinese army she is first seen as being weak but still an equal.<br /> <br /> Mulan proves herself (as a man) but when her real identity is revealed she continues to be indispensable and highlights the issue of women being able to do whatever men can.<br /> <br /> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/MsAniqGowKE" width="560"></iframe> <p>Now that you&rsquo;re feeling all empowered and strong why not treat yourself or the women in your life to something new- you deserve it. Visit our <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/just-landed/new-womens/">new in women&#39;s collection</a> and our range of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/womens/womens-footwear/trainers/">women&#39;s trainers</a>.</p> International Women's Day 2019: Women in sport https://www.footasylum.com/international-womens-day-2019-women-in-sport/ https://www.footasylum.com/international-womens-day-2019-women-in-sport/#comments Thu, 07 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/international-womens-day-2019-women-in-sport/ <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/blog_811.jpg" /><br /> <br /> Whilst we believe in celebrating women all day every day, a whole day is dedicated to women and we are here for it.<br /> <br /> International Women&rsquo;s Day falls on the 8<sup>th</sup> March and is an annual and global celebration of the many steps women all over the world are making day in and day out in the fight for equality, recognition and respect.<br /> <br /> We thought we&rsquo;d take a look at some of the women in sport who are absolutely smashing it. This isn&rsquo;t about beating the boys or going one better, it&rsquo;s about being seen as their equal and it actually not being a shock that hey guess what? Were female and we did it!<br /> <strong>&nbsp;<br /> The England sports teams</strong><br /> Our male sporting team&rsquo;s efforts in various national or international sporting events are always heavily documented in all forms of media, but unfortunately our girls are always left behind with little screen time.<br /> <br /> Here&rsquo;s some quick facts for you to digest and take away with you&hellip; <ul> <li>The England women&rsquo;s football team came 3<sup>rd</sup> in the world cup</li> <li>Our women&rsquo;s cricket team are ranked 2<sup>nd</sup> in the world</li> <li>Our netball team are ranked 2<sup>nd</sup> in the world</li> <li>The England rugby team who are also second in the world.</li> </ul> <br /> I mean, if that isn&rsquo;t Sky Sports News worthy then what is?<br /> <strong>&nbsp;<br /> Alex Scott MBE</strong><br /> On her way to becoming a household name, Alex Scott is making movements to normalise women in sport, particularly football.<br /> <br /> The former right-back had a long and successful career with Arsenal, as well as 140 appearances for England and representing us in the London Olympics.&nbsp; Her long list of achievements on the pitch have enabled her to open her own academy specifically for women &ndash; the first of its kind in the UK.<br /> <br /> She can now be found on BBC Match of the Day and Sky Sports. Smashed it.<br /> <br /> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/whpJ19RJ4JY" width="560"></iframe><br /> <br /> <strong>Nike</strong><br /> Not quite a person, but a big dog in the sporting world that has been championing women from the get go, <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/nike-brand-page/">Nike</a>. Nike&rsquo;s Dream Crazier film premiered at the Oscars last week and blew peoples socks off. The 90 second clip showcases some of the most powerful and inspirational women in sport with the dream crazy message prevalent throughout. This is huge. The impact a brand and video like this can have on the women of our future is so powerful.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Serena Williams</strong><br /> We can&rsquo;t really talk about women in sport without mentioning the godess that is Serena Williams, can we? When we think of powerful, influential women in sport, Serena is always one of the first that springs to mind.<br /> <br /> Besides dominating the court since 90s, Serena has also been the voice of encouragement and belief for current and future female athletes. Always one to take a stand, she has fought back against sexism and racism in the media not only for herself, but for her daughter and the women to follow after her.<br /> If you needed any more convincing that Serena Williams is absolute goals, she won her 23<sup>rd</sup> grand slam title whilst pregnant. *mic drop*<br /> <br /> If you&#39;re feeling empowered and inspired after taking a quick check on just what women can do, go and spread the feeling to all of the strong women in your life who might need a little pick me up today.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp; How to get the most out of Pancake Day https://www.footasylum.com/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-pancake-day/ https://www.footasylum.com/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-pancake-day/#comments Tue, 05 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-pancake-day/ <img alt="Pancake day" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/blog_810.jpg" /><br /> Whether you can flip them or not, the pancake is arguably one of the best treats created by just whisking together some eggs, milk and flour.<br /> <br /> It is finally that day of the year where you can eat pancakes for breakfast, dinner and tea with no one telling you it&rsquo;s excessive.<br /> <br /> Even if your pancake count hits the thirties.<br /> <br /> There are a lot of arguments about the best way to enjoy the circular treats but we&rsquo;ve got five ways you can enjoy them without getting bored (as if that would happen anyway).<br /> <br /> <strong>With Nutella</strong><br /> Arguably the most popular way to enjoy a pancake. Slather a healthy portion of your favourite hazelnut spread onto your pancake and watch as the chocolate begins to melt. Dig in using your knife and fork or just roll it up and eat it like a giant chocolately, pancakey burrito- yum!<br /> <br /> <strong>Sugar and Lemon</strong><br /> Traditionalists unite! If you like to keep it simple and break yourself into pancake day easily this is for you. Spread as much sugar as you like over your fresh hot pancake and squeeze a fresh lemon over the top. We can guarantee you won&rsquo;t be able to stop at just one.<br /> <br /> <strong>Maple Syrup and Fresh Fruit</strong><br /> You can kind of argue that this option is pretty healthy right? Pick up some of your favourite kinds of fresh fruit. We&rsquo;re thinking bananas, blueberries, and strawberries. When your pancake is hot out of the pan cover that treat in maple syrup and add the fruit. You can enjoy this with only half the guilt as you&rsquo;re getting some of your five a day too (just ignore the syrup).<br /> <br /> <strong>Ice Cream</strong><br /> We all scream for ice cream right? Get your favourite flavour and add a generous dollop onto your hot pancake and get mopping that delicious melting ice cream up like your life depends on it. Probably one of the messiest ways to indulge on Pancake Day but who cares.<br /> <br /> <strong>Ham and Cheese</strong><br /> No we&rsquo;ve not gone mad and yes you might think of it as the ultimate betrayal but give it a try. If you haven&rsquo;t got a sweet tooth try a savoury pancake instead. Get your pancake cooking in the pan and add some cheese and ham before waiting until the cheese has melted to flip it onto your plate. It will change your life. Footasylum sponsors Sheffield Varsity https://www.footasylum.com/footasylum-sponsors-sheffield-varsity/ https://www.footasylum.com/footasylum-sponsors-sheffield-varsity/#comments Fri, 01 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/footasylum-sponsors-sheffield-varsity/ We&rsquo;re proud to reveal that Footasylum will be sponsoring Sheffield Varsity for 2019. The university sporting event pulls in more than 15,000 spectators so we know it is going to be huge.<br /> <br /> Now in its 23<sup>rd</sup> year the games are the most anticipated sporting events in the University calendar.<br /> <br /> After the snow sports events late last year, the remaining fixtures run through the whole of March and Footasylum are going to be there.<br /> <br /> Our Footasylum social team will be right in the middle of the action chatting to the teams and players while keeping you updated on the scores.<br /> <br /> Ticket holders for the events will also be looking fly while attending as we&rsquo;re offering them all an exclusive discount code (normal T&amp;Cs apply, read the boring stuff <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/discounts/">here</a>).<br /> <br /> You&#39;ll get an exclusive Footasylum discount code with every Varsity ticket - so get in there before they sell out. All codes are valid until the 30th April, so you&#39;re covered for a new&nbsp;<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/just-landed/new-in/?category_list_brands=fm&amp;category_list_brands=fw">pair of sneaks</a>&nbsp;to watch the football or a new&nbsp;<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/hooded-tops/">hoodie</a>&nbsp;for watching Ice Hockey.<br /> <br /> Students can drop in between 10am and 5pm to pick up their Footasylum discount codes alongside Sheffield Varsity tickets for Football, Sports Park Day and Ice Hockey 2&rsquo;s.<br /> <br /> Existing ticket holders can also pick up their Footasylum discount codes from The Hubs and SU on the 4th of March.<br /> <br /> Want to look fresh for Varsity? Shop our <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/just-landed/new-in/">new in collection</a> for the hottest threads and sneaks.<br /> <br /> Looking to buy a ticket for Varsity? Visit the <a href="https://sheffieldvarsity.com/tickets/"> official website</a> now. Launch: adidas Sleek https://www.footasylum.com/launch-adidas-sleek/ https://www.footasylum.com/launch-adidas-sleek/#comments Wed, 27 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/launch-adidas-sleek/ <img alt="adidas sleek" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/blog_808.jpg" />adidas&rsquo; latest women&rsquo;s only launch is the Sleek, a modern take on adidas&rsquo; sports heritage for the powerful female.<br /> <br /> A trainer for the ever-changing, ever-transforming, never-complacent creator. The latest drop from adidas is exclusively created for women who want to create their own destiny.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> This refined silhouette is a celebration of femininity and everything it means to be a woman. A reimagined Stan Smith, the feminine fit of the Sleek means that the slick trainer goes with everything in your wardrobe from the iconic&nbsp;<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/womens/womens-clothing/leggings/adidas-originals-womens-3stripes-legging-black-124840/ ">3 Stripes leggings</a>&nbsp;to an&nbsp;<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/womens/womens-clothing/dresses/adidas-originals-womens-striped-zip-dress-black-white-132620/">adidas dress</a>.<br /> <img alt="adidas sleek" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/blog_808%20(2).jpg" /><br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> The Sleek allows you to create your own classic style and pave your own landscape of what it looks like to be female, to be you.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> A smooth leather upper and feminine fit hugs the foot and gives the shoe a slick and refined appearance that is also unmistakably an adidas sneak.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Paired with a contrasting rubber outsole the Sleek helps women to make their mark and wear a shoe that lets you create your own classic look however you want.<br /> <img alt="adidas sleek" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/blog_808%20(5).jpg" /><br /> &nbsp;<br /> As a nod to the vintage adidas we all know and love the Sleek has a quarter logo window next to the laces for a retro vibe you can wear every day.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Available in five colourways there&rsquo;s a sneak for every female no matter what their identity, mood or style.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> For a truly retro look the core black and white colourways are your staple Sleeks that will look fresh with whatever you choose to wear. Available both online and in store.<br /> <img alt="adidas sleek" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/blog_808%20(4).jpg" /><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Also available in store and online is the White/Ice Mint colourway which gives the shoe a subtle twist that still makes a statement.<br /> <br /> One shoe from the launch that is set to make a bold statement is the white/neon colourway.<br /> <br /> With a hook-and-loop strap system closure instead of laces this sneak oozes laidback vibes while keeping you on trend in neon.<br /> <img alt="adidas sleek" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/blog_808%20(3).jpg" /><br /> <br /> As an online exclusive Footasylum are launching the diva/red colourway and it is a shoe that will definitely help you express yourself.<br /> <br /> Launching Thursday 28<sup>th</sup> February it&rsquo;s time to create your own identity.<br /> <br /> If you&rsquo;re a fan of the Sleek shop our range of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/adidas-originals/adidas-stan-smith/?category_list_brands=fw">Stan Smith trainers</a> and <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/womens/womens-footwear/trainers/">women&rsquo;s trainers</a> to expand your collection. Launch: Nike Air Max 720 https://www.footasylum.com/launch-nike-air-max-720/ https://www.footasylum.com/launch-nike-air-max-720/#comments Tue, 26 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/launch-nike-air-max-720/ <img alt="Air Max 720 launch" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/blog_807.jpg" /><br /> <br /> The biggest Air unit ever created by Nike is here. Superseding the 270, The <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/collections/nike-air-max-720/">Nike Air Max 720</a> is the freshest, biggest sneak on the block.<br /> <br /> Inspired by Nikes desire to continually progress their Air innovation rather than settle for perfection, this new supersized Air unit is one of the biggest revolutions for the brand to date.<br /> <br /> Working to push the Air franchise to the limits, Nike wanted to create a shoe that is still functional and stylish whilst showcasing their latest technology.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/blog_807%20(2).jpg" /><br /> <br /> The 720 is aimed at the 24-hour athlete; let it take you from the 8am commute, through the working day, round the supermarket and out to meet friends without compromising your comfort.<br /> <br /> With more Air underfoot than ever before, this shoe delivers unbeatable all-day cushioning. &nbsp;<br /> <br /> Drawing from inspiration from the world around us and how we all function today, this sneak gives an instant energy boost thanks to the oversized Air unit, creating a positive start on a typically hectic day for their busy consumer.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/blog_807%20(3).jpg" /><br /> <br /> Each colourway takes inspiration from our planet, including the black night sky, the blue ocean and the yellow sunrise.<br /> <br /> Launching Thursday 28<sup>th</sup>, it&rsquo;s no surprise that the biggest sneak is set to be one of the biggest sellers of the season, so keep your eye on our <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/just-landed/new-mens/new-mens-footwear/">new in</a> to secure your pair. Launch: Vans ComfyCush Era https://www.footasylum.com/launch-vans-comfycush-era/ https://www.footasylum.com/launch-vans-comfycush-era/#comments Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/launch-vans-comfycush-era/ <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10.66px;"><img alt="Vans ComfyCush launch" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/Blog_805.jpg" /><br /> <br /> The classic Era silhouette that is familiar to all sneaker fans has been regenerated using Vans&rsquo; own comfort technology ComfyCush, to create a perfect fit.<br /> <br /> Arguably one of the most classic Vans shoes, the Era has been redesigned to remove the stigma that when selecting a new pair of sneaks you have to choose style over comfort.<br /> <br /> All-new elevated comfort technology makes it feel like you are walking on air.<br /> <br /> Designed to look exactly like your beloved Era&rsquo;s so no one knows the difference but you, Vans ComfyCush features an interior constructed from just one piece.<br /> <br /> The inconvenience of a tongue that just won&rsquo;t stay in place has been removed by including tongue tie-downs- improving the fit and feel of the classic skate shoe.<br /> <br /> <img alt="Vans comfycush launch" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK08_CH_VANS_COMFY-CUSH_BLOG_1.jpg" /></p> Inspired by 50 years of expertise, the sole is layered with ComfyCush foam and an added arch support for comfort that will make you want to keep your sneaks on your feet all day.<br /> <br /> A rubber outsole makes sure your sneaks are durable so whatever you do while wearing your Vans they&rsquo;re going to last.<br /> <br /> Available in two colourways, <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-footwear/trainers/vans-era-comfycush-trainer-black-mars-135733/?cswatch=1">black and mars</a>, and <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-footwear/trainers/vans-era-comfycush-trainer-dress-blue-135732/?cswatch=1">dress blue</a> the suede and canvas sneaks will give you style and comfort.<br /> <br /> The Vans ComfyCush Era will be available online and instore from the 22nd February.<br /> <br /> Shop the whole <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/vans/">Vans collection</a> today or browse the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/just-landed/new-in/">new in</a> section to make sure you&#39;re staying ahead of the game. An introduction to Levi's https://www.footasylum.com/an-introduction-to-levis/ https://www.footasylum.com/an-introduction-to-levis/#comments Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/an-introduction-to-levis/ <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10.66px;"><img alt="An Introduction To Levi's" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/Blog_806.jpg" /></p> It&rsquo;s hard to imagine a world without being able to just throw on a pair of jeans with our favourite pair of sneaks.<br /> <br /> Our jeans are a style staple and keep us looking fresh whether they are blue, black, distressed or skinny.<br /> And if there&rsquo;s one brand we want to thank for giving us endless killer outfit options, it&rsquo;s <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/levis/">Levi&#39;s</a>.<br /> <br /> It isn&rsquo;t just high quality jeans that the brand creates as they produce apparel which will see you through from the gym to a night out.<br /> <br /> Whether you&rsquo;re a diehard Levi&rsquo;s fan or have never actually wore the brand our collection of men&rsquo;s and women&rsquo;s apparel will have something to keep you looking fresh.<br /> <br /> If you&rsquo;re looking for a go to outfit that will see you easily go from a day roaming the streets to a night out team a pair of Levi&rsquo;s <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/denim-jeans/levis-511-slim-fit-jean-nightshine-black-135452/">511 jeans</a> with their <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/tshirts/levis-logo-tshirt-grey-heather-098348/">classic red tab logo tee</a>.<br /> <br /> Throw on some <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-footwear/trainers/vans-old-skool-trainer-black-white-083280/">Vans Old Skools</a> or <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-footwear/trainers/converse-chuck-taylor-all-star-trainer-black-white-047962/">Converse All Stars</a> to keep it casual.<br /> <br /> If you&rsquo;re a gal looking for a casual day out with the squad outfit, try a pair of Levi&#39;s <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/womens/womens-clothing/jeans/levis-womens-ribcage-ripped-knee-denim-jean-washed-blue-135104/">Ribcage Ripped Knee Jeans</a> with a <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/womens/womens-clothing/tshirts/levis-womens-graphic-tshirt-yellow-135081/">graphic T-shirt</a>.<br /> <br /> Keep it simple with a pair of classic <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/womens/womens-footwear/trainers/converse-womens-chuck-taylor-all-star-lift-ox-trainer-white-black-119984/">platform Converse All Stars</a> for a casual look and for later in the evening swap to a pair of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/womens/womens-clothing/jeans/levis-womens-mile-high-super-skinny-jean-black-135106/">Mile High Jeans</a> to impress on a night out. <img alt="Levi's outfits" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/INTRO_TO_LEVIS_OUTFIT.jpg" /> <p>&nbsp;</p> Perhaps one of the most iconic jean brands in the world Levi&rsquo;s has been creating high quality denim clothing for well over a century.<br /> <br /> In 1853 Levi Strauss founded his company selling handkerchiefs, blankets and clothing to small stores throughout Western America- far from the brand it is today.<br /> <br /> Denim was always a popular material for creating work wear, however 1873 saw the birth of the blue jeans we pair with our sneaks almost every day.<br /> <br /> Levi Strauss and Jacob Davies decided to add rivets to their denim pants to make them stronger and on the 20th May 1873 the jean was born.<br /> <br /> Blue jeans were originally created for men with women having to wait until 1934 to get their hands on a pair of Levis thankfully all good things come to those who wait.<br /> <br /> Their red tab, introduced in 1936, is instantly recognisable all over the world and Levi jeans pride themselves on creating clothing that is both stylish and ethical.<br /> <br /> If you love your denim check out our full range of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/denim-jeans/">denim jeans</a> so you can make sure you&rsquo;re repping the hottest looks. Launch: Air Jordan 6 Black/Infrared https://www.footasylum.com/launch-air-jordan-6-blackinfrared-/ https://www.footasylum.com/launch-air-jordan-6-blackinfrared-/#comments Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/launch-air-jordan-6-blackinfrared-/ <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/blog_804.jpg" /><br /> <br /> For the first time since 2000, the Air Jordan 6 Infrared is returning with OG-style Nike Air branding.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The AJ6 Infrared was first worn by Michael Jordan during his first NBA championship back in 1991, instantly awarding the sneaker icon status.<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="TKja2QChokwI2iKLmek2WNuVSeJT9Dd7" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/7lvUNECDydLOH5r29qqyP5lCCnbZsbieVAwGpDCy4lU=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> The Jordan brand have gone all out with this re-release, with the 3M reflective material to the perforations and premium black nubuck upper creating a technically and stylistically, dare we say it, perfect addition to the 2019 Jordan range.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> To further enhance this sneak, they are bringing back the original details. This silhouette and colourway has been re-released twice; once in 2010 and once in 2014, but neither of these drops included the original Nike Air detailing &ndash; until now.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Set to be an on the day sell out, you&rsquo;ll have to be quick to bag your pair. Launching at 8am on Saturday 16<sup>th</sup> February, set your alarms now and get your bank cards ready. Keep an eye on our <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/just-landed/new-mens/new-mens-footwear/">new in</a> section for the latest drops from Air Jordan. <p>&nbsp;</p> The Valentine's Day OOTD https://www.footasylum.com/the-valentines-day-ootd/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-valentines-day-ootd/#comments Thu, 14 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-valentines-day-ootd/ <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/blog_802.jpg" /><br /> <br /> Whether you&rsquo;re a single pringle or basically married, Valentine&rsquo;s Day is the perfect excuse to get all fancy with your pink and red OOTD. Here&rsquo;s a few of our top picks to get you feeling the love this Feb.<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="7iIQNWuYvL0IDZe6AEiHQ5uqF7dz3OK0" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/W_gAMmHwyc7K-SseWSrFpzXGryiFWOiNviDr3e8uMMg=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> Calvin Klein is answering all our style and V Day prayers with these pink and red sweats. Team with jeans or joggers and your favourite sneaks for a casual all day vibe.<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="HaOdOCI5NWol2GFpngPLdXZUmsAgz92B" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/QHZMhZ2haUGoychTJ1KTCet1MrsR9LkrIt5DUHmBqcc=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> The sporting giants are always there in times of need. Keep is casual in a baggy tee. Perfect for a movie day on the couch or a romantic cinema trip &ndash; aka extra room for nachos.<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="m2qKItKvU9K5K7zxg7RO2svzeAqdrZAr" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/E3PaMxhkvC70WkOXDXdEFz7ZRAqKMCpPIaUWCc6W0FM=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> Going fancy this year? No problem, we&rsquo;ve got your look sorted. Team this embossed adidas crop with a pair of skinnys and your set to go. Just Dropped: New season Kings Will Dream https://www.footasylum.com/just-dropped-new-season-kings-will-dream/ https://www.footasylum.com/just-dropped-new-season-kings-will-dream/#comments Wed, 13 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/just-dropped-new-season-kings-will-dream/ <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10.66px;"><img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/Blog_803.jpg" /><a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/kings-will-dream/">Kings Will Dream&rsquo;s</a> February drop has arrived and is here to refresh your look and make sure you&rsquo;re wearing the hottest threads and looking on point.<br /> <br /> Mixing check print with classic stripes, repeat logos and chevrons with an urban edge the collection will keep you looking fresh on the streets.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Checks</strong><br /> <br /> The star of KWD&rsquo;s new collection is checks, with a release of check joggers and check insert hoodies the brand is changing the face of urban apparel.<br /> <br /> Team the joggers with a <a href="”https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/tshirts/kings-will-dream-carbridge-tshirt-black-4024371/”">simple black</a> KWD tee and some black <a href="”https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-footwear/trainers/”">sneaks</a> to have the hottest look this February.<img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/IMAGERY_KWD_BLOG-4.jpg" /><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Pinstripe</strong><br /> <br /> To keep it classic KWD have also dropped a series of <a href="”https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/tshirts/kings-will-dream-rifton-pinstripe-tshirt-black-4024561/”">pinstripe tees</a> available in three different colourways.<br /> <br /> The iconic print will keep you looking casual and fresh, although summer might feel like forever away the pinstripe tees are definitely going to be a festival and holiday essential for 2019.<br /> <br /> Team with a <a href="”https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/jackets-coats/?style=denim+jacket/”">denim jacket</a> or <a href="”https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/jackets-coats/?style=puffer/”">puffer</a> when it isn&rsquo;t t-shirt weather.<br /> <br /> <b>Chevrons</b><br style="background: none; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); text-transform: none; line-height: 20.8px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; cursor: text; orphans: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /> <br style="background: none; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: left; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); text-transform: none; line-height: 20.8px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; cursor: text; orphans: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" /> <span style="display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); 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; 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;">Reinventing a spring essential, the latest Kings Will Dream jumper and sweatshirt drop have a contrasting </span><a href="”https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/sweatshirts/kings-will-dream-carbridge-sweatshirt-charcoal-4024551/”" style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(7, 130, 193); cursor: pointer; font-family: sans-serif,Arial,Verdana,&amp;quot;Trebuchet MS&amp;quot;; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; 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;">chevron print</a><span style="display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); 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; 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;"> down the arm.</span><br style="background-attachment: scroll; background-clip: border-box; background-color: transparent; background-image: none; background-origin: padding-box; background-position-x: 0%; background-position-y: 0%; background-repeat: repeat; background-size: auto; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); cursor: text; font-family: sans-serif,Arial,Verdana,&amp;quot;Trebuchet MS&amp;quot;; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 20.8px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; orphans: 2; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-top: 0px; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" /> <br style="background-attachment: scroll; background-clip: border-box; background-color: transparent; background-image: none; background-origin: padding-box; background-position-x: 0%; background-position-y: 0%; background-repeat: repeat; background-size: auto; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); cursor: text; font-family: sans-serif,Arial,Verdana,&amp;quot;Trebuchet MS&amp;quot;; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 20.8px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; orphans: 2; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-top: 0px; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" /> <span style="display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); 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; 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;">Making sure you&rsquo;re covered if the weather isn&rsquo;t living up to the hype and showing the cold who is boss.</span><br style="background-attachment: scroll; background-clip: border-box; background-color: transparent; background-image: none; background-origin: padding-box; background-position-x: 0%; background-position-y: 0%; background-repeat: repeat; background-size: auto; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); cursor: text; font-family: sans-serif,Arial,Verdana,&amp;quot;Trebuchet MS&amp;quot;; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 20.8px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; orphans: 2; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-top: 0px; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" /> <br style="background-attachment: scroll; background-clip: border-box; background-color: transparent; background-image: none; background-origin: padding-box; background-position-x: 0%; background-position-y: 0%; background-repeat: repeat; background-size: auto; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); cursor: text; font-family: sans-serif,Arial,Verdana,&amp;quot;Trebuchet MS&amp;quot;; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 20.8px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; orphans: 2; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-top: 0px; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" /> <span style="display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); 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; 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;">Team with a pair of distressed jeans and some fresh new </span><a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-footwear/trainers/" style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(7, 130, 193); cursor: pointer; font-family: sans-serif,Arial,Verdana,&amp;quot;Trebuchet MS&amp;quot;; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; 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;">kicks</a><span style="display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); 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; 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;">.</span><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <img alt="Kings Will Dream Chevrons" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/IMAGERY_KWD_BLOG%20.jpg" /><br /> <strong>Repeat Logos</strong><br /> <br /> If you want everyone to know who you&rsquo;re repping KWD has taken care of that by adding repeat logos to hoods and tees so everyone gets the message.<br /> <br /> With bright colourways of teal and red the latest KWD <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/hooded-tops/kings-will-dream-torfin-overhead-hooded-top-teal-4024368/">latest KWD branded hoodie</a> is not playing games and is the iconic hoodie that will see you through to summer.<br /> <br /> While you rep your latest garms check out our <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/just-landed/new-in/">new in section</a> to make sure you&rsquo;re staying on top of your style and you&rsquo;re bringing you&rsquo;re a-game.</p> Galentine’s Day: How to maximise your girl power https://www.footasylum.com/galentines-day-how-to-maximise-your-girl-power/ https://www.footasylum.com/galentines-day-how-to-maximise-your-girl-power/#comments Tue, 12 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/galentines-day-how-to-maximise-your-girl-power/ <img alt="Galentine's Day" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/Blog_801.jpg" />Us girls are strong and independent, all we need to be happy is our friends and a little bit of self-care, so thankfully Galentine&#39;s Day is here to help us celebrate.<br /> <br /> The 13<sup>th</sup> February is time to show the world &lsquo;you got this&rsquo; and share your love with your squad who have stuck by you no matter what.<br /> <br /> If you&rsquo;re not feeling like one of the Spice Girls on Galentine&rsquo;s there are a few things you can do to change that.<br /> <br /> <strong>Get </strong><strong>a killer new outfit</strong><br /> <br /> So what if no one is taking you on a fancy date, that doesn&rsquo;t mean you can&rsquo;t treat yourself to a new wardrobe.<br /> <br /> New clothes have the power to make us happier than any date ever could so what more of an excuse do you need to buy a new pair of sneaks?<br /> <br /> To spread girl power this Galentine&rsquo;s Day, you&rsquo;re going to need to feel confident and with a pair of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/womens/womens-footwear/trainers/nike-womens-air-max-dia-se-trainer-pale-ivory-black-summit-white-4025252/">Nike Air Max Dias</a> you&rsquo;ll be ready to spread positivity all around.<br /> <br /> <strong>Crash a Valentine&rsquo;s dinner</strong><br /> <br /> Who says that fancy set menus are for couples only? Grab your favourite group of strong, independent women and book a table at a fancy restaurant.<br /> <br /> Galentine&rsquo;s is all about celebrating the ladies in your life and Valentine&rsquo;s is the celebration of love so there&rsquo;s no reason why you can&rsquo;t take your gals out for a fancy meal to show them you love them.<br /> <br /> You&rsquo;ve already got a killer outfit sorted so now is the time to show it off but if you&rsquo;re not feeling up to being surrounded by loved up couples a take-away would be just as fun.<br /> <br /> <strong>Crush on your friends</strong><br /> <br /> Show your girls some love and big them up on Insta.<br /> <br /> Give them a confidence boost and help them realise that they are just as amazing as you and the world think they are.<br /> <br /> Everyone loves a fire emoji under their latest post and with girls supporting girls you should hand them out more often.<br /> <br /> <strong>Try something new</strong><br /> <br /> Always wanted to start Karate? Go for it. Always wanted to start a photography course? Get snapping. Or maybe you want to take up scuba diving? Take the plunge.<br /> <br /> Whatever it is why are you waiting? Girl power is all about empowerment and achieving things independently while having as much fun as possible.<br /> <br /> If you&rsquo;re too shy to try it on your own get your girls involved and if you&#39;re taking part in something active you might have to treat yourselves to some new <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/womens/womens-clothing/leggings/">gym leggings</a>.<br /> &nbsp; World Nutella Day https://www.footasylum.com/world-nutella-day/ https://www.footasylum.com/world-nutella-day/#comments Tue, 05 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/world-nutella-day/ <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/blog_800.jpg" /><br /> <br /> Nutella. The food of the gods. Of course it has its own day, why wouldn&rsquo;t it? This iconic chocolately tub of loveliness is always there for you in times of need. Break up? Nutella. Bad day? Nutella. Failed an exam? Nutella. Ill? Nutella. It&rsquo;s got you covered.<br /> Here are five ways to best enjoy Nutella today.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>On a pancake</strong><br /> A somewhat traditional way of indulging in Nutella is with a nice pancake or crepe. Slather on a nice thin layer of the good stuff to jazz up your treat or go all out with a big dollop, some ice cream, some fruit, some sprinkles&hellip; the lot.<br /> <br /> <strong>On toast</strong><br /> A great way to make a simple and boring piece of food delicious. Who wouldn&rsquo;t want chocolate on their toast? I can&rsquo;t think of a better way to start the day.<br /> <br /> <strong>In a donut</strong><br /> Not one for the calorie counters, but if you haven&rsquo;t tried a Nutella donut yet then where have you been? This is the epitome of sickly goodness. So good that you absolutely have to eat the whole donut in one sitting.<br /> <br /> <strong>With fruit</strong><br /> If your body is a temple but a temple that deserves a treat, lucky for you Nutella goes great with strawberries and bananas. Add as little or as much as you like to get your perfect fruit to chocolate ratio.<br /> <br /> <strong>On a spoon</strong><br /> If all else fails, just go straight in. No airs or graces, dunk the spoon and get stuck in. Exclusive launch: Jordan 1 black and gold https://www.footasylum.com/exclusive-launch-jordan-1-black-and-gold/ https://www.footasylum.com/exclusive-launch-jordan-1-black-and-gold/#comments Fri, 01 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/exclusive-launch-jordan-1-black-and-gold/ <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/2018/blog_799.jpg" /><br /> <br /> One of the most iconic trainers of our time, the Jordan 1 is back with an exclusive colourway available only at Footasylum.<br /> <br /> Making its debut on the court way back in 1985, the Jordan 1 has been a rule breaker since day one. Ignoring the NBAs all white sneaker rule, Michael Jordan has never been one to shy away from colour in his designs, and his latest offering is no different.<br /> <br /> The white base of the trainer is complemented with black wrap arounds and gold highlights, including the bold gold Swoosh and infamous Jordan logo finished in gold to both the tongue and upper side panel.<br /> <br /> This mid cut cushioned full-grain leather delight sits upon a solid rubber cupsole complete with circular pattern for traction, creating a shoe that still boasts all the technology without lacking in style.<br /> <br /> This new colourway for 2019 is exclusive to Footasylum and will not be found anywhere else in the UK. Launching on Saturday 2<sup>nd</sup>&nbsp;February at 8am online and in the Stratford and Westfield stores, you&rsquo;ll have to be quick out of the blocks to nab these sneaks.<br /> <br /> Keep your eye on our <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/just-landed/new-mens/new-mens-footwear/">new in</a> page and our complete <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/jordan/">Jordan trainer collection</a> to be the first to know when they drop. The OG: adidas Continental 80 White https://www.footasylum.com/the-og-adidas-continental-80-white/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-og-adidas-continental-80-white/#comments Thu, 31 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-og-adidas-continental-80-white/ <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/2019/blog_798.jpg" /><br /> An icon of its time, the adidas Continental 80 is the shoe for everyone. No matter your age, gender, style or class, this adidas classic is for you.<br /> <br /> The silhouette was re-released in 2018 after adidas reworked the sneaker taking cues from the OG and brining in some modern touches.<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="77XvJWYk1ri2S00aGYrEQz9Ovalxfms3" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/-KHlxo7ucODrI68NryfjFkaJfmfTPmQ-9nAoZtbt0qM=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> Designed with ultimate tennis shoe vibes, the Continental 80 brings a casual and comfortable addition to your look in a crisp white finish. Boasting a high-grain leather and contrasting side stripe with the Trefoil branding to the tongue, this sneaker is an understated way to brighten your look.<br /> <br /> This is the white tee of the footwear world, proving effortless retro chic since the 80s.&nbsp;A staple in every wardrobe, the Continental works with jeans, shorts, the bodycon, the just nipping to the shop in my pjs look.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Shop the whole collection from adidas today or go straight to the must-have all white edition. Launch: Nike Air Max Dia https://www.footasylum.com/launch-nike-air-max-dia/ https://www.footasylum.com/launch-nike-air-max-dia/#comments Thu, 24 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/launch-nike-air-max-dia/ <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/2018/blog_796.jpg" /><br /> <br /> What happens when you put a female designer, engineer, developer and product manager together?<br /> <br /> Introducing the Nike Air Max Dia, your new wardrobe staple.<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="jxumo7tWJn6bvaLtmRs6JguKSQljZ8fT" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/7HQWW-d3uBpiM_MZxvlwkeYh7SDVlU0Q_eOTK6RtRiA=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> Designed with the busy working girl in mind, the Dia is designed to be worn all day with maximum comfort and effortless style.<br /> <br /> Boasting the biggest Air unit on a women&rsquo;s only shoe to date, the extra cushioning creates a platform to lift and elongate. &nbsp;The shape and stance of the shoe have also been designed specifically for a woman&rsquo;s foot, creating support, endurance and comfort.<br /> <br /> Whilst the Air unit is exaggerated with an exterior heel clip and a translucent upper, the branding to this style is minimal, creating a simple yet sleek design.<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="HYn2ScLAXMTXwGy5Lq3D78OGejLNDTk3" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/Lsu-D8S3NmrclLLOq55puS0D_2grmLr_jOMMKQipYHk=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> The trainer is finished with four dots on the heel to symbolise the four disciplines that brought the shoe to life.<br /> <br /> If you&rsquo;re looking to update your everyday go-to trainer, that will see you through the commute, supermarket sweep and quick jog round the block, bag yourself a a pair of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/womens/womens-footwear/trainers/nike-womens-air-max-dia-trainer-plum-chalk-black-summit-white-134136/">Nike Dias</a>.<br /> <br /> Launching January 25th on footasylum.com&nbsp;&nbsp; How to beat Blue Monday https://www.footasylum.com/how-to-beat-blue-monday/ https://www.footasylum.com/how-to-beat-blue-monday/#comments Mon, 21 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/how-to-beat-blue-monday/ <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/2018/blog_797.jpg" /><br /> Let&rsquo;s face it, January is nobody&rsquo;s favourite month. Even if it&rsquo;s your birthday month, it&rsquo;s still a long, cold, skint month. So when Blue Monday was invented back in 2005, people jumped on it because by this time of the month, we are all feeling a little blue.<br /> <br /> Here&rsquo;s a few ways you can make sure you have the best Blue Monday.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Prioritise you</strong><br /> <br /> If you&rsquo;re literally dragging yourself through to pay day, stop and check yourself. Have your favourite meal, have a long hot bath with a multi-coloured (not blue) over priced bath bomb and get yourself an early night. This is the solution to most things, so take that Blue Monday.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Do something spontaneous</strong><br /> <br /> I know not everyone is feeling spendy at this time of year, but if you can afford to, why not book something? A holiday, a day out or even just a catch up with uni friends. Get something in the diary to look forward to and cheer you up until pay day.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Look at the positives</strong><br /> <br /> There are two big positives to think about today. <ol> <li>January is almost over and you haven&rsquo;t killed your boss or quit your job.</li> <li>Everyday those evenings are getting a little bit lighter and we are one step closer to summer 2019.</li> </ol> <strong>Be nice</strong><br /> <br /> I know, I know &ndash; we&rsquo;re asking a lot here, but just think about it. Compliment the girl at Starbucks serving your morning coffee, thank your colleague for holding the door or start a conversation with somebody you would normally steer clear of. Small, positive steps to a brighter happier day. (Then you reinstall Scrooge mode tomorrow).<br /> <br /> <strong>Treat yo&rsquo; self</strong><br /> <br /> Yep, we&rsquo;re a bad influence. But there is no joy like a trainer delivery. We&rsquo;ve had lots of new launches recently from some of the sporting giants like <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/just-landed/new-in/?brand=nn">Nike</a> and <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/just-landed/new-in/?brand=aa&amp;category_list_brands=fw&amp;category_list_brands=fm">adidas</a>, so why not grab yourself something <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/just-landed/new-in/">new</a> so you can kick start February looking and feelings fresh. You can thank us later. Launch: Nike React Element 55 https://www.footasylum.com/launch-nike-react-element-55/ https://www.footasylum.com/launch-nike-react-element-55/#comments Wed, 16 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/launch-nike-react-element-55/ One of the sleekest runners around, the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-footwear/trainers/nike-react-element-55-trainer-black-dark-grey-133535/?cswatch=1">Nike React Element 55</a> brings style and science to the table, taking elements from the React family and pushing it into the future.<br /> <br /> The most reactive trainer to date, aptly named after the most reactive element in the periodic table, number 55 Caesium (obviously), this shoe is all about reacting to you and your movement.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Designed with a synthetic vegan leather upper with neoprene segments to provide support and comfort, this trainer goes one step further with an integrated lacing system for an almost custom fit. <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="LhdNPxipzg749Rew8ajUmXuOVprLoMRz" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/tjTrZqe9EyYgHlHPLoJmwsi2B-9o7E9UQOyP9oosmag=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> <br /> Commanding attention, the chunky midsole of the Nike React is one of the few soles to show case the rubber outsole pod structure along the side walls.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> And don&rsquo;t worry, if branding is your thing, you&rsquo;ll find a large Swoosh to the sidewall and Nike React branding to the heel and tongue.<br /> <br /> Dropping on 17th January at 8am, this is set to be a fast mover, so set your alarms and keep your eye on our <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/just-landed/new-in/">new in</a> section.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> While you wait, why not also check out the rest of the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/nike-brand-page//">Nike</a> available at Footasylum to complete your sneaker collection.<br /> <br /> &nbsp; Just dropped: Nike Zoom 2K https://www.footasylum.com/just-dropped-nike-zoom-2k/ https://www.footasylum.com/just-dropped-nike-zoom-2k/#comments Wed, 09 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/just-dropped-nike-zoom-2k/ <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/2019/blog_793.jpg" /><br /> <br /> The <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-footwear/trainers/nike-zoom-2k-trainer-deep-royal-blue-orange-peel-133542/">Nike Zoom 2K</a> is inspired by the early 2000s with an eclectic mix of basketball elements and M2K Tekno vibes. This sneaker truly unites futuristic innovation with retro design.<br /> <br /> The breathable mesh upper with leather overlays are supported by the Nike Zoom Air cushioning, creating a chunky sneak with a bold voice. The plastic overlays adorn the side panels like wings, adding to the Zoom nature of the trainer.<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="0I7kXvs4lP3AAutojWLDsljq6iyheMcl" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/yeiEghcXDuw4effqPGo5S146tvEr2BdnXauhGsUWnVw=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> If it&rsquo;s the Swoosh you&rsquo;re after, it&rsquo;s the Swoosh you&rsquo;ll get. The finished article is adorned with mini Swooshes, Zoom branding to the eyelets and metallic ZM Air logos to the heel &ndash; the Zoom 2k is the perfect archive re-release to follow on from Nike&#39;s overbranded 2018.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Launching January 10<sup>th</sup>, believe the hype around this franchise and get yours quick! Keep an eye on our <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/just-landed/new-in/">new in</a> section to be the first to catch the new colourways as they drop. New Year's resolutions worth sticking to https://www.footasylum.com/new-years-resolutions-worth-sticking-to/ https://www.footasylum.com/new-years-resolutions-worth-sticking-to/#comments Mon, 07 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/new-years-resolutions-worth-sticking-to/ <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="zGo9XyExq0i76SsMtDjorK6EDuqm3kXR" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;">The new year new me brigade are warming up ready for their annual self-validating social media post and whilst we get that most people go into this with the best intentions, how many of you actually stick to it?<br /> <br /> Whether you&rsquo;re finally going to get that six pack in 2019, pay off your overdraft or travel the world, here&rsquo;s the top five resolutions worth sticking to.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Stop procrastinating</strong><br /> Raise your hand if you&rsquo;ve ever been personally victimised by procrastination? Thought so. Make 2019 the year you get stuff done! That assignment, the MOT, the reaching out to an old friend, the life admin&hellip; get it done! Procrastination is a much needed saviour at times, but too much and the jobs pile up and you have to use a whole day&#39;s annual leave to sort your life out and nobody wants that!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Save save save</strong><br /> A boring but important one that is 100% worth sticking to, if you can! We all know the pain of being bankrupt two days after pay day or the student loan drop. We all say next time will be better. We all fail and then hate ourselves a little more each time. Let&rsquo;s draw a line under our nonsense spending of 2018 and see if we can make this the year we make our pay last a whole month.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Look after number 1</strong><br /> January is gym season for everyone, from the Greek Adonis to the dad bod squad. Whichever camp you&rsquo;re in, why not make 2019 the year of self care? That doesn&rsquo;t have to mean going to the gym at 4am armed with a protein shake, but just taking a little time to eat your broccoli, move more and get your eight hours. Easy!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Take a chance</strong><br /> In the age of the &lsquo;gram it&rsquo;s easy to constantly feel like you&rsquo;re missing out and everyone is travelling the world with their golden skin and earning a million pounds an hour. But what&rsquo;s stopping you? Take a chance, say yes to the trip, say yes to that date, say yes to scary, new, exciting challenges &ndash; it might be the best thing you ever do!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Treat yo&rsquo; self</strong><br /> Of course, what would life be without treats. No matter how big or how small, everyone deserves a treat and whether it&rsquo;s something you&rsquo;ve saved for or just a bit of a F it moment, go with it.<br /> Why not start the new year as you mean to go on and treat yourself to a brand spanking new pair of sneaks? Oh go on then&hellip;<br /> <script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> Top picks: Women's running trainers https://www.footasylum.com/top-picks-womens-running-trainers/ https://www.footasylum.com/top-picks-womens-running-trainers/#comments Fri, 04 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/top-picks-womens-running-trainers/ <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/2018/blog_792.jpg" /><br /> <br /> Whether you&rsquo;re heading to the gym, running errands or just want to look like you&rsquo;ve been to the gym, we&rsquo;ve got a selection of runners to fit all purposes.<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="WcuTYNheLBYVWqpmy6DvNdi90kC3zxCI" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/M48tTftOl9OPuGi0vDRXGhALNHDRbmmtw8okpo_41ic=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> <strong>Adidas Originals Arkyn Primeknit</strong><br /> An all-rounder in the style and practicality stakes, the Adidas Arkyn combines a supportive knit upper with a heavily cushioned sole for a responsive feel when running. Adding a stylish twist to the traditional runner, the Arkyn Primeknit is a great way to add colour and flair to your gym get up.<br /> <br /> <strong>Reebok Aztrek Trainer</strong><br /> If you&rsquo;re looking for something a little chunkier, the Aztrek is an all-terrain runner with a durable and reactive outsole. Keep your training aesthetic on point with this retro borderline dad trainer available in a selection of colourways.<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="VkuJXmkGg5GTJApyRBrtGbJw6lYcKqaJ" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/s4jLkW0NKFnIalxni4R3qUfEMaUNZx3KkmlesEcl2IU=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> <b>Nike Air Max 270</b><br /> An iconic runner showcasing Nike&#39;s biggest air unit to date, the Air Max 270 is a go-to trainer for many. Designed with a knitted upper for a breathable shoe and lightweight sole, the AM270 provides comfort, practicality and style. Available in a vast array of colours and tones, this is a must-have for your collection.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Puma Ignite Flash Runner</strong><br /> Offering a seamless technical running experience and evoKNIT technology to the upper and sleek modern foam cushioned Ignite midsole, the Puma Ignite Flash is an obvious choice for a running trainer upgrade.<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="5ui1mcw9BpkVTLlKK4BTvfxQpO8ccEFx" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/_Ob7qittLkQHOgj2yjhqoS4s_6uc72BwipoMXhPB5RA=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Adidas Originals Deerupt Runner</strong><br /> The Deerupt boasts a minimalist design with on trend webbing covering the upper and midsole. The flexible upper creates a comfortable running trainer that can easily be worn for long periods, doubling up as an every day sneaker, too.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Nike Air Max 270 Flyknit</strong><br /> An edited version of the classic 270, this Flyknit runner features Nike&rsquo;s biggest air unit to date with an ultra-breathable upper to keep even the fastest feet cool. The Flyknit material provides a custom fit to your shoe, giving you a sock-like feel for extra comfort and support.<br /> <br /> Not found the runner for you? Make sure you check out our full collection of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/womens/womens-footwear/trainers/?style=nylon+running&amp;products=100">women&rsquo;s running trainers</a> to find your new trainer. New year, new me - The top January Fads https://www.footasylum.com/new-year-new-me-the-top-january-fads/ https://www.footasylum.com/new-year-new-me-the-top-january-fads/#comments Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/new-year-new-me-the-top-january-fads/ <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="qUn6G7SCe3N59UMLBVKU0boI23LNH41L" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/blog_788.jpg" /><br /> <br /> I reckon everyone has done some form of January fad. You know the ones&hellip; the lifestyle changes you can only make in January and then you go completely off the rails come February? Yep, them ones. Here&#39;s the top three that come round year after year.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>Veganuary</strong><br /> A controversial one that can be taken two ways &ndash; <a href="https://veganuary.com/">vegan</a> January or veggie January. This one only really became main stream a few years ago, but it has its own website where you can make the pledge to go vegan for a whole month. No fried chicken, no cheese, no chocolate for 31 days. Are you up for the challenge?<br /> <br /> There are lots of motives behind this one &ndash; health, animal welfare and environmental impact being the top ones. If you&rsquo;re looking to kick the new year off with a challenge, then go for it!&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Dry January</strong><br /> With over <a href="https://alcoholchange.org.uk/get-involved/campaigns/dry-january">two million people</a> making the pledge every Jan, this is arguably something we could all benefit from after the festive season, but this fad actually has a number of benefits. The obvious one is that it is undoubtedly healthier for us to not drink and a whole month of this will leave you feeling fresh and full of life. But, possibly a better outcome of a dry month is a fresher fuller bank account!<br /> <br /> Think about it, you&rsquo;ll be ditching the &pound;6 rum doubles for a &pound;1.20 diet coke&hellip; you do the maths.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Re-joining the gym</strong><br /> I say re-joining because let&rsquo;s face it, we have all joined and re-joined more times than we would care to admit. After a long winter of over indulging rounded off with Christmas and New Year, January is always the busiest time for gyms and health clubs. This is possibly the ultimate fad because give it a few weeks and the all year gym squad can breathe a sigh of relief as the treadmill queues are gone for another year.<br /> <br /> Not necessarily saying this is a bad fad, if you want to get fit in Jan, you go for it, but this is the definition of a January fad!<br /> <br /> <script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> Launch: Nike Air VaporMax Plus Black/Dark Grey/Aluminium https://www.footasylum.com/launch-nike-air-vapormax-plus-black-dark-grey-aluminium/ https://www.footasylum.com/launch-nike-air-vapormax-plus-black-dark-grey-aluminium/#comments Wed, 26 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/launch-nike-air-vapormax-plus-black-dark-grey-aluminium/ <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/2018/blog_791.jpg" /><br /> <br /> Ending their 20<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;year with a banger, the Nike Air VaporMax Plus Black/Dark Grey/Aluminium is another iconic addition to the franchise.<br /> <br /> A trainer steeped in history, the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-footwear/trainers/nike-air-vapormax-plus-trainer-black-dark-grey-aluminium-133480/">VaporMax Plus</a> is a combination of two classic Nike silhouettes; the VaporMax and the Air Max Plus.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="A2XG2mJMgoRQ34jiOlb68QcDPvqETAZ9" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/cAP9kVG926hI_eDpzPomCND99d9zl3bBawhGI3huYoE=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> Boasting one of the boldest colourways to date, the upper is a subtle black neoprene encased in the trademark wavy cage with an iridescent purple finish. The purple accents continue throughout the shoe with a transparent purple Air VaporMax bubble sole unit. The sneaker is finished with discreet Swooshes to the rear and sole.<br /> <br /> To shop the rest of our new in men&#39;s trainers,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/just-landed/new-mens/new-mens-footwear/">click here</a>.&nbsp; FA Christmas: How to react to Christmas presents https://www.footasylum.com/fa-christmas-how-to-react-to-christmas-presents/ https://www.footasylum.com/fa-christmas-how-to-react-to-christmas-presents/#comments Tue, 25 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/fa-christmas-how-to-react-to-christmas-presents/ <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="SJTKXiHdc6dzGSIIvWgDAp9n69ZC99YO" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/2018/blog_786.jpg" /><br /> <script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> We&rsquo;ve all been there before. You excitedly unwrap your present but then can&rsquo;t hide the sheer horror and disappointment in your face. Do they even know me? How could they do this to me? I wonder how long I have to return it&hellip;<br /> <br /> Whether it&rsquo;s your mum buying you cringey clothing or your brother buying you aftershave instead of perfume, here&rsquo;s our quick guide on how to put a brave face on this Christmas.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>The polite smile</strong><br /> At the end of the day, it really is the thought that counts. So even if you know that fluorescent hat is going straight to the charity shop, just give nan the polite smile and thanks and she&rsquo;ll be happy and none the wiser.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Laugh it off</strong><br /> Your mate has bought you the worlds ugliest novelty mug, but that&rsquo;s okay because it&rsquo;s hilarious, right? Laugh this one off together and tell her it will look great sat on your desk at work (or in the communal kitchen cupboard).<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Play it cool</strong><br /> Mum&rsquo;s really out done herself this year trying to update your wardrobe, but unfortunately it looks like absolutely nothing she has bought is going to fit - what a shame! No worries, mum&rsquo;s always keep receipts so you can exchange it for the right size aka something you might actually be seen wearing in public.<br /> <br /> If you didn&#39;t get what you were hoping for, why not treat yourself to some&nbsp;<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/just-landed/new-in/">new sneaks or clothes</a>&nbsp;from our latest drop? Christmas sale - top trainer picks https://www.footasylum.com/christmas-sale-top-trainer-picks/ https://www.footasylum.com/christmas-sale-top-trainer-picks/#comments Mon, 24 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/christmas-sale-top-trainer-picks/ <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="LTNR0H6PYS1jtX951FhWkzK2met8DQID" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><br /> <script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/2018/blog_790.jpg" /><br /> <br /> If you didn&#39;t make Santa&#39;s nice list, check out our top trainer picks for our just landed Christmas sale and treat yourself this festive season!<br /> <br /> <strong>MEN&#39;S SNEAKS</strong> <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="jpeGatrzvOYVWyWfUMtFwdU4e2LBF6L6" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/gTkDBuEQnSJ2VCiQJihIqaS9O87_i7cszb9Vj4yn-9U=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> <strong>Nike M2k Tekno &nbsp;- <span style="color:#FF0000;">WAS &pound;89.99 NOW &pound;59.99</span></strong><br /> This ultimate 90s inspired runner ticks all the boxes. Retro, check. Chunky, check. Double swoosh, check. Snap up a pair of these platinum and black sneaks for your collection today.<br /> <br /> <strong>Air Max 95 premium &ndash; <span style="color:#FF0000;">WAS &pound;134.99 NOW &pound;99.99</span></strong><br /> A staple sneaker in any man&rsquo;s collection, this premium edition of Nike Air Max 95 elevates the original design with more premium materials but still embraces all the OG qualities we love of the 95 franchise.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>WOMEN&#39;S SNEAKS</strong> <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="UpZCdqAfolxYGW3IyLuDe6nDC4pzodvL" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><strong>adidas Falcon Orchid/Silver &ndash; &nbsp;<span style="color:#FF0000;">WAS &pound;84.99 NOW &pound;49.99</span></strong></div> 90s streetwear in a shoe. Metallic finish, pink accents a chunky sole; what more could you want? An iconic silhouette from adidas, the Women&rsquo;s Falcon is the perfect every day sneak.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Nike M2K Tekno Gel University Red &ndash; &nbsp;<span style="color:#FF0000;">WAS &pound;94.99 NOW &pound;64.99</span></strong><br /> Those suede and mesh uppers that we all adore. The M2K in bold university red is the perfect way to kick off your new year with a statement sneak that screams 2019, I&rsquo;m ready for ya! Click the image to shop this instantly recognisable futuristic women&rsquo;s trainer.<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>JUNIOR SNEAKS</strong> <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="WVQ95wwIa9KnycnFNtr8hJa8tAtNdQxa" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;">&nbsp;</div> <strong>Nike Huarache Run Ultra Black/White - <span style="color:#FF0000;">WAS &pound;64.99 NOW &pound;54.99</span></strong><br /> One of Nike&#39;s most popular silhouettes, the Air Huarache offers something a little different to their other runners. The statement black white design is a great addition to any casual or street outfit. Described as a hug in a shoe, treat yourself to an extra hug this Christmas.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>Nike Air Max 1 Black/Gum - <span style="color:#FF0000;">WAS &pound;64.99 NOW &pound;49.99</span></strong><br /> <br /> A slight variation on the classic Air Max 1, the addition of the popular gum sole adds an extra element to this favourite sneak. The all black finish, including the Swoosh, creates a bold statement for a bold kid.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <br /> Make sure you check out the rest of our sale <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/sale-all/">here.</a> Jordan 11 - back with a sonic boom https://www.footasylum.com/jordan-11-back-with-a-sonic-boom-/ https://www.footasylum.com/jordan-11-back-with-a-sonic-boom-/#comments Wed, 19 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/jordan-11-back-with-a-sonic-boom-/ Michael Jordan, through Jordan brand, has transcended his primary purpose in a way few ever will.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The Jordan 11 is testament to this. The silhouette is seen as one of the sneaker industry&#39;s all-time grails &ndash; a must have for any Jordan collection. Maybe this is because Tinker Hatfield designed the sneaker to be something Michael could wear on and off court, its sleek patent leather panelling not only providing less weight and more support (due to less stretch) than standard leather, but giving the shoe a formal shine. The 11 is the bridge between hardwood and red carpet. Shorts and tuxedo pants.<br /> <br /> Hatfield has gone on record saying the shoe might be his all-time favourite because of the technical features underneath the glossy exterior. Ballistic mesh, cordura nylon, a carbon fiber spring plate in the outsole &ndash; every technical aspect of the Jordan 11 was geared toward letting Mike fly.<br /> &nbsp;<img alt="jordan-eleven-concord" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/2018/jordanconcord/concord.jpg" /><br /> <br /> And fly he did. In 1996, Jordan made good on his two word fax the year before. &lsquo;I&rsquo;m back&rsquo;: back from minor league baseball; back from the tragedy of losing his father; back to standing head and shoulders above the rest of the game. He won his fourth NBA championship wearing a Bulls Jersey, a face streaked with tears and the Air Jordan 11.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> 23 unofficial, rising UK Rap star and Jordan fan, doesn&rsquo;t hoop. He&rsquo;s connected to Jordan through the clout each silhouette has in street culture. He settled on &lsquo;23&rsquo; as a name after he and a friend observed his sneaker collection after a studio session. The number represents being the best, from winning multiple NBA titles to conquering the MLS, it represents 23 striving to be the best at what he does.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Shop the full range of Jordan footwear and apparel right <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/jordan/">here.</a> FA Christmas: The ultimate Christmas winners https://www.footasylum.com/fa-christmas-the-ultimate-christmas-winners/ https://www.footasylum.com/fa-christmas-the-ultimate-christmas-winners/#comments Tue, 18 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/fa-christmas-the-ultimate-christmas-winners/ <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="dd3pvOSbduLuQn3t6h7arqFMqZk06kvI" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog_785_1.jpg" /><img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/2018/blog_785.jpg" /><br /> <script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> We took to Insta to find out what really makes you guys tick over the festive period and what presents really go down like a lead balloon - You&#39;re a tough crowd!<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="b0sj2XIdwxYfHa9Jl3a7PNzQauQP4uiE" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/clVb85eGyGjhrQQnUnErYGW-rYbgjC8bgMnz4_jbd0M=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> Coca Cola advert &ndash; The official start of Christmas.<br /> Kevin the Carrot &ndash; Go on Aldi!<br /> John Lewis &ndash; Of course, the annual tear jerker.<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="LDjVLAoNdfkHyGqUPeoQSYNFVSLL9YXP" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/ogEBcCMYnS4U7syG9JxWfy1iHnCGQx-QHIIvlbU1GMk=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /></div> <br /> Pigs in blankets &ndash; Our inspiration for the rest of the day.<br /> Turkey &ndash; The main event.<br /> All of it &ndash; Don&rsquo;t be shy, go IN.<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="KkauGSOaEF7PTOkgg4yhBP1LC2XNBRDq" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/rB5o3EXUAkdOXwRVexZL3h6nj-gTjLPCATJM4olsbVg=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> What did the snowman say to the other? Can you smell carrot.<br /> Why did the music teacher need a ladder? To reach a high note.<br /> Why did the golfer wear 2 pairs of pants? Because he didn&rsquo;t want to get a hole in one.<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="fmkAXZkdJBgegDRq1d6kCwiPNU2mBpL5" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/toKXN-J1P0oFgNrrOele5vgYjiEW2stLFvtRISLLEkk=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> Home Alone &ndash; A classic.<br /> Elf &ndash; What is Christmas without Will Ferrel?<br /> The Grinch &ndash; Everyone&rsquo;s favourite Christmas hater.<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="bZxYhTmdd22H5XxXnBimQMuGP30ZuozS" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/h3uLmi9bE5pMl6t_xAqyNHgqDtmXgxQGpS5PFISYrFI=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> Lynx Africa &ndash; Sorry nan!<br /> Socks &ndash; A bit naff but I bet you wear them.<br /> A t-shirt I gifted, gifted back to me &ndash; enough said.<br /> <br /> If you think you can beat any of these, be sure to let us know in the comments below! FA Christmas: Men's 12 Sneaks of Christmas https://www.footasylum.com/fa-christmas-mens-12-sneaks-of-christmas/ https://www.footasylum.com/fa-christmas-mens-12-sneaks-of-christmas/#comments Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/fa-christmas-mens-12-sneaks-of-christmas/ <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="Gz6kCBQiQ1fzacpNPJaedjIQrgEsKwPo" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;">Buying trainers for somebody is a big step, whether it&rsquo;s your fella, brother, bestie or your dad, there are a lot of boxes to be ticked and a lot that could go wrong &ndash; no pressure.</div> &nbsp;<br /> If you&rsquo;re not a sneaker head and are lost in a sea of sneaks fear not, we&rsquo;re handing you a lace and pulling you out with our fool proof guide to the top 12 sneaks of Christmas 2018.<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="0uHnv0AdLydxNInDkk69xhz4PZz5WNsX" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/f-2LyV3WGh-p8uklqKnfYnAPfauLFM-vtqxg44PY39A=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> <strong>adidas Originals Pod S3.1</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> A certified winner for the athletic guy in your life is the Pod S3.1. A simple trainer that brings a touch of the running track to everyday street style.<br /> <br /> <strong>Nike VaporMax Plus</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Not one for the faint hearted, the VaporMax is a bold statement sneak for the streetwear savvy guy in your life. You can&rsquo;t go wrong with the classic black silhouette and chunky sole.<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="OOUADi2bGcd55Q22gez0zNzYhVax5P28" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/REARd3FXGVK0dV4B90F4Bfi3JA2VsClap64iJ8yXe24=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> <strong>adidas Originals 80</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Perhaps your dad is clinging onto his youth or your brother is going through a retro phase. Whoever it is, the Continental 80 is a classic trainer with a simple design for the more laid back, nostalgic guy.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Nike M2K</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Of course we had to include the ultimate trainer. Who&rsquo;d have thought dads could be so cool? The M2K Tekno is bold in design and colour and isn&rsquo;t limited to dads; if your brother wants to channel his inner 40 something throwing it back to the 90s, who are you to judge?<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="M1yXIt7pBHkCniFgK6nbZ8O5tty46di6" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/hBgJ6_iwexKPItmQaW8VkKENAygm--VUDXNGUnKDkpA=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /></div> <br /> <strong>Nike Air Max 97</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Slightly more versatile than some of Nikes bolder choices, the 97 is a crowd pleaser, so whether your recipient is 18 or 38, they&rsquo;ll be happy with a pair of these beauties.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Converse</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> The staple shoe of all jeans and a t-shirt kinda guys. Converse are as versatile as they are cool. Chuck them on with anything and you&rsquo;re set for the day. Snap these up for the fella that needs a little shoe revamp but isn&rsquo;t a full sneaker head.<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="AylEnyZXd1Bbxj5ySj2Dy1xtRMm4nH1W" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/XxLUCvi03JaVgRRshR2IIKWiiUkRiXY1SZ-yCUY1tuU=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> <strong>Glorious Gangsta Zeus</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> An arguably less well-known brand but not one to be overlooked, Glorious Gangsta (GG) have a selection of stylish, simple every day trainers for the more casual and less streetwear guy in your life. Think Gucci without the price tag.<br /> <br /> <strong>Vans Old Skool Mixed Check</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Every man and his dog has a pair, so why not treat your guy to a new pair sans three-year-old festival mud? Another classic that you can&rsquo;t go wrong with!<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="xDYJI16t8eNSvfy95Vu4Q6dJLdYacmeR" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/dkURY1orqMPADWDpD1cO-uhhA_Qna0hPdawAQwKcN-I=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> <strong>Jordans</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> The Holy Grail in sporting trainers, if your guy is into his basketball then look no further. Hi tops low tops mid rises Jordan has all grounds covered. An icon in the trainer game, you&rsquo;ll be racking up serious brownie points with a pair of these.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Hugo Boss</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> One for the Gok Wan in your life. If you&rsquo;re buying for the king of all things style and luxe, Hugo Boss footwear is the epitome of luxe with sleek, elegant and simple designs straight from the catwalk to your stocking.<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="5hoHMfuFxANa4N8t8DiNyXCQgylVpeig" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/JM8CVdSgxvQM9vQQKIkhv8V5Fdnd6kw_a2SJvr5N97Q=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> <strong>adidas Gazelle</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> A favourite for both men and women, the Gazelle is an effortless way to add a touch of class to your outfit. Perfect for the understated guy with an interest in both fashion and sports, a timeless classic that will be a winner in any household.<br /> <br /> <strong>Air Max 270</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Go big or go home. The biggest air filled heel in the game adding both style and comfort, the Air Max 270 is for your true Nike fan and a must-have in their collection. FA Christmas: The alternative Christmas OOTD https://www.footasylum.com/fa-christmas-the-alternative-christmas-ootd/ https://www.footasylum.com/fa-christmas-the-alternative-christmas-ootd/#comments Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/fa-christmas-the-alternative-christmas-ootd/ <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="3ridXniiMpWdaKWnoKtlL67Yg0kaxco5" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;">There are two types of people on Christmas Day; those who pull out their festive best and those who take it as a pyjama day.&nbsp; Whichever team you&rsquo;re on, we&rsquo;ve got you covered with our essential Christmas gear without a sparkle, tartan or velvet stich in sight.</div> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="MuZWPqFO5T0CR37Sz2AAe8eBukyRWvlK" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/CNin9Fe8-GSy4wo9FfjC4uGz7BvuYrYTZL2Ewvfm_KE=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> <strong>The comfy edit</strong><br /> <br /> Being comfy doesn&rsquo;t have to mean pyjamas, you can rock your usual streetwear on Christmas Day and be comfortable in the knowledge that you can fit more roasties in than the rest of the fam.<br /> <br /> Go full 90s throwback with an Ellesse or Reebok tracksuit or stay classic with a Nike or adidas sweat. These versatile looks will go with anything in your trainer collection, or now is as good a time as any to add to your treat yourself to some new sneaks.<br /> <br /> Nan might not be a fan of the streetwear look, but this trend isn&rsquo;t going anywhere anytime soon!<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="dza4QUJc57ip2Se6ClXtYX0N2a8RbSMa" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/sy4NT5gDNbFBuVAb9uwmbpwGgxBcVzLujCHGR-64ado=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> <strong>The Insta #OOTD</strong><br /> <br /> The &lsquo;gram don&rsquo;t sleep, so if you&rsquo;re ready to work for them Christmas likes, this outfit is sure to reel them in.<br /> <br /> Retro is back, so style our Nike Archive tracksuit with your favourite sneaks and you&rsquo;re good to go. Rope your younger brother in for this photoshoot (a selfie just won&rsquo;t do) and show off your take on the ultimate Christmas outfit.<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="or3nDU3W3HiqfTyjkUpYT9wMTeVQUBzN" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/2eDJJ_6k3OVl2vkv3XpeOFXo5xxcy6ncmaSZyzmozr0=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> <strong>Turn up, glam up</strong><br /> <br /> Okay we lied, but if you can&rsquo;t wear sequins at Christmas then when can you? This little Motel number is perfect for not only Christmas Day but the whole festive season, as well as those summer festivals &ndash; see, it&rsquo;s an investment! Team it with a pair of statement Docs and layer with a black polo or tee and you&rsquo;re good to go.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Be sure to tag us in your take on the ultimate Christmas outfit over on Instagram @footasylumwomens&nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp; If you&rsquo;re all set for clothing, check out our&nbsp;<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/just-landed/new-womens/new-womens-footwear/">latest trainers</a> to complete your look. adidas Continental 80 TFL collection https://www.footasylum.com/adidas-continental-80-tfl-collection/ https://www.footasylum.com/adidas-continental-80-tfl-collection/#comments Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/adidas-continental-80-tfl-collection/ adidas has joined forces with Transport for London for a second time to create a series of trainers celebrating 15 years of the Oyster card.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The original collection, which included the Temper Run, Continental 80 and ZX 500RM, was only released in limited numbers, whereas this collection of rebranded Continental 80s is set to be a bit easier to get your hands on.<br /> <br /> <img alt="adidas-originalsxTFL" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/2018/adidasTFL/adidasTFL2.jpg" /><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Designed for commuter journeys (or an underground super fan), the latest collection from the adidas X TFL partnership reignites the iconic Continental 80, encompassing comfort and cutting edge design into an all-time favourite.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The six trainers have been designed collaboratively to represent all 12 lines of the London underground, including the Metropolitan Line - the world&rsquo;s first underground.<br /> <br /> <img alt="adidasxTFL" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/2018/adidasTFL/adidasTFL1.jpg" /><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Each of the six pairs will focus on two underground lines, with each shoe dedicated to a single line. The all white leather upper gets a vibrant contrast in the form of a sidewall strip in the colour of a specific underground line.<br /> <br /> <img alt="adidas-originals-transport-for-london" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/2018/adidasTFL/adidasTFL3.jpg" /><br /> <br /> adidas Originals x TFL launches on 9/12. Check out the full adidas Originals Continental 80 collection including the Transport for London collaboration <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/page/search/?term=continental%2080">here.</a>&nbsp; FA Christmas: Women's 12 Sneaks of Christmas https://www.footasylum.com/fa-christmas-womens-12-sneaks-of-christmas/ https://www.footasylum.com/fa-christmas-womens-12-sneaks-of-christmas/#comments Wed, 05 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/fa-christmas-womens-12-sneaks-of-christmas/ On the 12th day of Christmas my true love gave to me... grief... because I didn&#39;t get her the trainers she wanted.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Whether you&#39;re buying for your girlfriend, sister, bestie, cousin, mum, auntie or gran, we&#39;ve got you covered with the ulitmate 12 sneaks of Christmas for the woman in your life this Christmas.<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="kwTpObNXQdIJ6NnbSmjFHzcno2AkNVHc" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/rBvbCqROf2vLPpqzAjDvWzxAJpDjZp4G_gBnvfqbhhk=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> <strong>Nike Air Force 1</strong><br /> A bold yet simple sneaker choice. Available in a variety of styles and colours this shoe is one for the fashion conscious 20 something looking to add a street twist to her wardrobe.<br /> <br /> <strong>adidas Falcon</strong><br /> Another bold fusion of fashion and sport is the adidas Falcon. T<span style="color: rgb(25, 25, 25); font-family: Montserrat, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11.5px; letter-spacing: 0.36px;">his 90&rsquo;s-inspired streetwear runner is the ultimate throwback shoe, making it the ideal gift for the girl who likes to make a statement with her footwear choices.&nbsp;</span><br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="6XN8S4smW753UoDUECAkaPkC5wikp8Pv" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/dtMYcoC_J81Vr_SNgKWwCocAd29qlZeqkd3ggFLLTaU=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Converse One Star Platform</strong><br /> Another firm favourite in almost every girl&#39;s shoe collection is the classic Converse. Stick to the traditonal Chuck Taylor All Star or go festive with a glitter or star embossed trainer.<br /> <br /> <strong>Nike Air Max 97</strong><br /> An iconic member of the Nike family, this is another one for the sneaker head in your life.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="KRC4k6U1RKw9dulMZIN0G3JsrNtQcd5I" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/2R4drlFi0dc0wob68iHxt9pNTytcMtFOnLnvZp2C1Ek=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Nike M2K Tekno</strong><br /> The ultimate women&rsquo;s Dad Trainer, seen on everyone from vloggers to sports stars around the world. This is the first choice for the street savvy girl looking to grow her already extensive sneaker collection.<br /> <br /> <strong>Converse High Tops</strong><br /> The best in the business at delivering style and comfort, high tops are a great all year round trainer that will make a great gift for your girl no matter her style.<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="oPNrk0jx30EkJ6X4E43cCMZ1XzQz0RZU" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/FO9uuQtEkWncY4wEZCuUlYYQ43pcPd6nadJ_YS0oxJc=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Calvin Klein Maya</strong><br /> If you&rsquo;re girl knows her Gucci from her Prada and her Calvin from her Louis, she needs these in her collection. Sticking to the chunky sole trend, the bold colours and suede panels make this the fashion IT trainer.<br /> <br /> <strong>New Balance 574</strong><br /> A modern-day classic, the 574 has athletic appeal in a whole host of colourways. Snap up a pair of these sneaks for your comfort conscious queen.<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="6CRjqUXW6vwsL5oZo6ZhtOTe9Tstl78O" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/C2Kc3dHPD9GjMslVLNYaJAMIKkezbGExxgXK0EtF4pw=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> <strong>adidas NMD R1&nbsp;</strong><br /> An equal mix of running and style, the perfect shoe to take your girl straight from the track to the high street.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>Nike VaporMax</strong><br /> Something for the Sporty Spice in your life, the bold Vapormax is the ultimate streetwear guru must have. If your girl is happiest in her trackies, baggy tee and a pair of trainers, max your brownie points with a pair of these bad boys.<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="kc3e1vKBBL8JDZVtgQWrJqH1juvLNr8M" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/vruWcINDHb7svoOcRPFWLMfwRRjb9tJb4lU2KN9daIY=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> <strong>Puma Suede Classic</strong><br /> Pumas most popular shoe will be a hit in your household this Christmas, too. The premium style can be worn by your casual jeans and t-shirt girl or more athletic kinda girl.<br /> <br /> <strong>Vans Old Skool Platform</strong><br /> Every nan and her dog has a pair of Vans Old Skool so this is a sure fire way to avoid tears and disappointment on Christmas morning.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> If your girl just isn&#39;t a trainer girl, check out of complete <a href="/https://www.footasylum.com/xmas-gifts/womens-xmas-gifts//">gift guide</a> including clothing and accessories.&nbsp; FA Christmas: Christmas shopping survival 101 https://www.footasylum.com/fa-christmas-christmas-shopping-survival-101/ https://www.footasylum.com/fa-christmas-christmas-shopping-survival-101/#comments Mon, 03 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/fa-christmas-christmas-shopping-survival-101/ Tis&rsquo; the season to be stressed, sweaty and shouty. Christmas shopping sounds glorious, but we all know it&#39;s anything but. Every year we put ourselves through it because of this romanticised Insta depiction of shopping amongst the fairy lights, perfectly gift wrapped bargains and a cinnamon spiced latte waiting for us at the end. But no, Christmas shopping takes a little piece of your soul every year.<br /> <br /> If you haven&rsquo;t caught up with the 21<sup>st</sup>&nbsp;century and opted for online shopping from your bed, then this is how we recommend surviving your high street wrestling arena this festive season.<br /> &nbsp; <h1>1. The food pit stop&nbsp;</h1> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/stopforfood.jpg" /><br /> <br /> One of the best things about this time of year is the food and not caring whether your jeans are a little tight or not - we&rsquo;ll worry about that in January. Tackle the shops early so by lunch time you are hangry and ready for that bratwurst and mulled wine. The well-earned food break will either revive you to carry on for an afternoon of trawling the shops or induce a food coma that only your couch can nurture.<br /> &nbsp; <h1>2. Write a list&nbsp;</h1> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/christmaslist.jpg" /><br /> <br /> He&#39;s making a list, he&#39;s checking it twice... Don&rsquo;t be that person that everyone hates. You know the one. Stood aimlessly trying to work out where to go, what to get, Greggs or Subway, do I even have my purse with me? We all know them; we all hate them. Before you set off write a list, make a plan and stick to it! You can go at your shopping centre like a true woman on a mission (or a bulldozer) and get your shopping boxed off in record time.<br /> &nbsp; <h1>3. Go it alone&nbsp;</h1> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/shopalone.jpg" /><br /> <br /> I know, I know. Shopping is a sociable event blah blah blah, but if you&rsquo;re taking mum and nan in tow they are only going to slow you down. Nan wants to look at every fluffy jumper in M&amp;S, mum wants to coo at clothes for the grandkids and worst of all, they&rsquo;ll bump into everyone from down the social club and you&rsquo;ll have your cheeks squeezed and relationship status queried at least three times. No. Not today Sharon.<br /> &nbsp; <h1>4. Shop online&nbsp;</h1> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/onlineshopping.jpg" /><br /> <br /> Get your Christmas PJs on, stick on Home Alone and shop from the comfort of your couch, or maybe your bed if it was a heavy night. In today&rsquo;s day and age there isn&rsquo;t much you can&rsquo;t get delivered to your door so why not take advantage of it? Why not go the full hog and get a Maccies on Uber Eats, too? Festive bliss. FA Christmas: Top non-Christmas Christmas films https://www.footasylum.com/fa-christmas-top-non-christmas-christmas-films/ https://www.footasylum.com/fa-christmas-top-non-christmas-christmas-films/#comments Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/fa-christmas-top-non-christmas-christmas-films/ <img alt="Christmas films" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/CHRISTMAS_Films.jpg" /><br /> <br /> We did a sweep of the FA office to find the best of the best in non-Christmas films that you absolutely <em>have</em> to watch at Christmas time. If Home Alone, Love Actually and Elf just aren&#39;t you&#39;re thing or you&#39;re firmly celebrating Grinchmas, we&#39;ve got you covered. Here&#39;s our top picks to get you through the season.<br /> &nbsp; <h1>Harry Potter</h1> <br /> The perfect way to add a bit of magic to your muggle Christmas. Any day now, ITV will begin to slowly tease us with a Harry Potter film in their prime time Saturday evening slot every week up until the big day.<br /> <br /> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/VyHV0BRtdxo" width="100%"></iframe> &nbsp; <h1>Charlie and the Chocolate Factory</h1> <br /> The golden ticket to a happy Christmas; movies, chocolate and absolutely no sign of Johnny Depp. Let your imagination run wild with the 1970s classic as your waistline begins to resemble that of poor little Augustus.<br /> <br /> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/2cBja3AbahY" width="100%"></iframe><br /> &nbsp; <h1>ET: The Extra Terrestrial</h1> <br /> If there was ever a time to become a pig in a blanket, it is at 6pm on Christmas Day crying on your couch at the worlds cutest alien.<br /> <br /> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/qYAETtIIClk" width="100%"></iframe><br /> &nbsp; <h1>Mrs Doubtfire</h1> <br /> If you find somebody who doesn&rsquo;t like this film delete them from your life. A true classic with absolutely nothing to do with Christmas, Robin Williams will have you creasing from the get go.<br /> <br /> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/i8bONcsjaVo" width="100%"></iframe><br /> &nbsp; <h1>Cool Runnings</h1> <br /> When you&rsquo;re on your 8<sup>th</sup> cheese board of the week and feeling a little sluggish, let Sanka and the team inspire you to get back in the gym with their complete lack of sporting prowess.<br /> <br /> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/wLlmymHRNZg" width="100%"></iframe><br /> &nbsp; <h1>Toy Story</h1> <br /> With number four confirmed for summer 2019, all the 20-somethings clinging onto their youth and (embarrassingly large) toy collection will be happy to relive those classic moments with Andy this festive season.<br /> <br /> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/4KPTXpQehio" width="100%"></iframe><br /> &nbsp; <h1>Batman</h1> <br /> Whether it&rsquo;s the Joker, Penguin or Bane (just picture Tom Hardy instead) making an appearance this Christmas, we all need a break from the festive cheer with a DC classic.<br /> <br /> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/neY2xVmOfUM" width="100%"></iframe><br /> &nbsp; <h1>The Hangover</h1> <br /> The days of nothingness between Christmas and New Year can feel like one long hangover, so to make you feel a little better about your new found couch potato status and blurry recollections, The Hangover has got your back.<br /> <br /> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/tcdUhdOlz9M" width="100%"></iframe><br /> &nbsp; <h1>Bridget Jones</h1> <br /> Arguably a Christmas film but not really, everyone needs a granny pant fuelled love triangle to get them through the long family gatherings.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/PYPK3jPZkYI" width="100%"></iframe> &nbsp; BLACK FRIDAY 2018 https://www.footasylum.com/lowdown-black-friday-2018/ https://www.footasylum.com/lowdown-black-friday-2018/#comments Fri, 23 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/lowdown-black-friday-2018/ <strong>Black Friday: Launches and offers</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> The biggest day of the year has finally landed, and after a week of mega deals, we are going in hard with new, exclusive and discounted sneaks today! Get your fix here:<br /> <br /> <strong>Relaunch: Men&rsquo;s VaporMax Plus Triple Black</strong><br /> 20 years on from their original launch, the VaporMax Plus are back giving your collection the street edge it craves. Guaranteed to turn heads, the striking silhouette and easily recognisable sole are what makes this trainer stand out.<span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">&nbsp;<u>Add them</u></span>&nbsp;to your collection today for an instant refresh. <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="Puz1Lx5kTTiOWuJermVRrCIduqlNORsq" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/Dn6bGPWKBGHKWG3N6g5Hlv69bBuv3_HveYE1-VYl5Q0=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Launch: EXCLUSIVE Men&rsquo;s Courtside pack</strong><br /> A collection of courtside sneaks featuring a mix of classic yet practical designs has landed exclusively with Footasylum today. The new Air Force 1 Duckboot has undergone a winter makeover with a stylish yet functional water-repellent synthetic upper and rugged outsole. Air Jordans are back with a simple black and white design; a must-have for any true sneakerheads collection.&nbsp; And finally a statement twist on a classic Air Force 1 Low; a chunky black sole and upper with an artistic black and white body.<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="lmqolVYoPvvbDm9QM9zVK31JluU2u2Cy" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/VMs9np12Qk1GhB7k7Gg3WpPtZC6NvUWJio5eXFlwIgo=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Launch: Women&rsquo;s Air Force 1 Stud Pack</strong><br /> Never one to shy away from bold design choices, the Nike Air Force 1 &rsquo;07&nbsp; Star Studded &nbsp;showcases an on-trend twist to the simple signature style we are used to. Available in two classic colourways &ndash; black and white - the silver and gold studs perfectly compliment the premium grain leather body and untouched Swoosh. &nbsp;Treat yourself to these<span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">&nbsp;<u>fresh creps</u></span>&nbsp;before they sell out. <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="jLLNXKunQs0qXkCk139Py3AHBo5Zi6l0" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/hw9qxJZcHr2H1NXHbVQb1KD9ijgbypqcth3rhVzsIGI=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>BONUS RESTOCKS - WE&#39;RE NOT JOKING WHEN WE SAY THESE ARE A BIG DEAL.THAT&#39;S WHY THIS IS IN CAPS</strong> <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="FCkPxg4dgcXYUa0SPO60ScJ6DwN4Coji" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/hCdIzdlAerPFrNKJIHjc2aUaJb182LVc7-PIUetA4q8=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="B3byRxCdgXy96W1UQRC1yeIBI3r78XZG" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/71dB37dRuiTqJEOoY9YKtHm7p57_xl5N7I4rre9jvRs=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><br /> &nbsp;</div> JUST ADDED - Black Friday Day 7 https://www.footasylum.com/lowdown-just-added-black-friday-day-7/ https://www.footasylum.com/lowdown-just-added-black-friday-day-7/#comments Thu, 22 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/lowdown-just-added-black-friday-day-7/ Thursday&rsquo;s unmissable offers and launches have arrived and include some of the biggest names in the game. Check them out here:<br /> <br /> <strong>Air Max 95 OG</strong><br /> One of the best offers you&#39;ll see today - you can pick up a genuine piece of Air Max history for &pound;30 off. For today only you can grab the Nike Air Max 95 OG String Orange for &pound;89.99. What are you waiting for?<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="GRBpQD2rCMd0njKV9CHU60S23XZ5kCFo" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/x8hKAsjgswIt3HHSBZwxAKVdO6-cAggd0LlkR3Yat2g=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Launch: Women&rsquo;s Suede M2K Pack </strong><br /> The chunky silhouette of the Suede M2K is giving us serious Air Monarch vibes, making it a hit with us already. Designed with a mix of fabrics and colourways, this bold sneaker is launching in three must-have styles on Footasylum today.<br /> A modern mix of suede and iridescent panels paired with the statement black and white sole are just what your wardrobe needs right now. Update <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/womens/womens-footwear/trainers/nike-womens-m2k-tekno-trainer-racer-blue-130290/">your collection</a> now while stock lasts.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> There&#39;s some mad monochrome offers to be had today, too, from NMDs to California Tees:<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="KGU6Sv3wHDtXTlz4dBsZz25aLe3U82iF" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/hYhT8l3nabvgy_8OX-mlOZMC8aKWg1iBmrhx3iRtFpY=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="oQ5pNgRSllBY4UoeN5ect3opFQtm9ywy" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/LbtIoYCgehNiMreWRVaP-j2GVUi8RsGxaFibiW-kl6o=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="Rm77qc7I0ZIk34UUhpTSPoUFh5aW3cjE" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/9ANOBkWy3v-TL9qkpynI2wIe7hSqzevfczDy7utDJwM=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> &nbsp;<br /> Stay tuned for big things tomorrow... JUST ADDED - Black Friday Day 5 https://www.footasylum.com/just-added-black-friday-day-5/ https://www.footasylum.com/just-added-black-friday-day-5/#comments Mon, 19 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/just-added-black-friday-day-5/ Offer: Air Force 1 LV08 Sport<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="mIv6g4p1k03NXXNlKDULefRqS035GP0l" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/0HGcYaJAx5KgWWQlSHqF260CpPY0xFQBv_krMCCVWJs=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> It&rsquo;s all about&nbsp; Air Force today, with &pound;25 off the Air Force 1 LV &rsquo;08 Sport.<br /> The Black/White colourway features a versatile Black leather upper on a White midsole, but there&rsquo;s something a little bit special going on with the Swoosh and heel patch. A lenticular (effect that gives different graphics from different angles &ndash; thanks, Wikipedia) design shifts the colour of the Swoosh as you move, with the heel tab changing from AF-1 to the NBA logo. &nbsp;<br /> The Deep Royal/University gold brings the colour shift to a bolder colourway &ndash; the NBA logo shifting in and out of a shimmering gold/greeny/yellowy heel tab.<br /> <br /> Launching today: Nike Air Force 1 Jester Suede Pack.<br /> Nothing funny about that. Nike&rsquo;s Air Force 1 Jester was created as part of the 1, Reimagined initiative that saw the AF1 radically redesigned for the Nike woman. Since, the Jester has become a more permanent member of the AF1 range, it&rsquo;s wonky branding and fallen-off swoosh available in more classic Air Force colourways.<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="3rmfY4tV6j09dKZJLis0xjWaOOnhvC4T" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/owufVIQ7Vk8kgxbMV32IPt7dDB283P9Luuh5_ldQLhw=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> The Suede pack doesn&rsquo;t take much explaining: the Jester is decked out in neutral suede uppers with a white midsole and tonal outsole.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> If Air Force isn&rsquo;t your scene, we&rsquo;ve cut the adidas P.O.D system by &pound;45. That&rsquo;s 44% off for all you mathematics fans out there. &pound;55 for the brand with the three stripes&#39; hyper-modern application of its Torsion System, with a substantial pillow of Boost in the heel, perfect for everyday comfort.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="dy1Xs62WRT5nKzJQrh7TZ0tGzJFmnNUZ" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/EkhbQi5-NMbVzQta24JrNzyQVvWNj4coCTCV5AdoQXQ=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> These are just a taster of the Black Friday offers we&#39;ve dropped this week - check out all limited Black Friday offers <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/black-friday-2018/">here</a>.&nbsp; JUST ADDED - Black Friday Day 4 https://www.footasylum.com/just-added-black-friday-day-4/ https://www.footasylum.com/just-added-black-friday-day-4/#comments Mon, 19 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/just-added-black-friday-day-4/ Let&rsquo;s kick the week off with the Nike Overbranding Pack: Air Max 97, 95, Air VaporMax Plus and Huarache.<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="CNwwnzZNyETcmjiiVt4epz9bCWobibQL" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/OMy553-2RP4QTVF7oTD_mi7USgaa_e8z4T42iMyJlw0=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> Despite the name, each silhouette isn&rsquo;t a crazy collage of swooshes and lettering as you might expect - the AF1 Utility pack (restocking tomorrow) and the JDI pack probably go harder on logomania. The Overbranding pack is a tasteful take on the trend, each silhouette incorporates subtler hits of repeated branding, which gives the monochrome colourways a pretty luxe feel.<br /> <br /> We&rsquo;re big fans of the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-footwear/trainers/nike-air-max-97-premium-reflective-trainer-blue-hero-white-black-129429/">97</a> and Vapormax Plus - the latter replacing the 3M stripes on the forefoot with embroidered swooshes &ndash; but a special shout out has to go to the Huarache, an Iconic silhouette too often left out of packs like this. &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="pPOv0c5Zq23hle6sfXcNci2qGfOooMrr" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/AIYv3LVtQGkZZXjghMcBXM386doer51v3vNb7zG8I8I=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> Sticking with Nike, complete the look with the Nike&nbsp;full zip hooded top, now &pound;42.99<br /> <br /> Check out the rest of today&#39;s offers right <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/black-friday-2018/">here</a> - get them before they&#39;re gone.&nbsp; Black Friday - New Products Added Daily https://www.footasylum.com/lowdown-black-friday-new-products-added-daily/ https://www.footasylum.com/lowdown-black-friday-new-products-added-daily/#comments Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/lowdown-black-friday-new-products-added-daily/ <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/black-friday/">The wait is over</a>.<br /> <br /> Black Friday may be a week away, but we&#39;re kicking things off early so stay tuned for launches, exclusive promotions and restocks dropping every. Single. Day.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> We&rsquo;re starting as we mean to go on with the Nike Air Force 1 Utility Pack - if you missed out on these earlier in the month, now&#39;s your chance!&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="qC6IrQfaggyB6EEQmHmzhEf1t5XqPnji" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/5m0g9peHoTDIXUV8_KvFGlOQFakD-N5JELqfrISGtK4=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> Nike&rsquo;s Air Force 1 has been a street favourite since the day it hit the courts, and the Utility Pack that dropped at the start of the month is one of the best iterations of the silhouette we&rsquo;ve seen for a while.<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="J4MNxA96fViXhVYl7561dwti9t9GsA52" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/U_cLs4Iods0lDV9D8RlXFawSVBZmqqekzQGr_C5zGIs=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="dvJRwU3zyLcavg0ycrTpavgTqbF6Mf0z" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/ndD9pbtBnEcFxQB7jpJsCuAAmhZwk17FitXWlnk6Jf4=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> We&rsquo;ve got a full restock of the pack, so if you missed out you can get your hands on the utilitarian, overtly branded version of the 1982 basketball classic right here, right now. Be quick though, these are flying out.<br /> <br /> If you&#39;re looking to expand your sneaker collection (I don&rsquo;t believe you) Stay warm with exclusive, limited-time offers on The North Face, Brave Soul, Zavetti and Glorious Gangsta outerwear:<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="MqEYNflh5LQjfSH4zFuKcLdAlHpV8oOg" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/9N5Ux68ndfz7ihVqDatYTsIwZrPVdE8TtEUcVum85lE=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="YbnCmFLJiDVXf67lbM61hCpmPXgxHjJf" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/OHuElsLBSbX42ewFWKBJhCZiZYjOzdNV5xSqy1RJztA=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="6kTYGrAUUC1HrjWx8Dk2LNHMpnnKs3Aw" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/8A1KMgbNWD7Ls1UU8_YywG-OQ45kUCpKHJvRQ25rAL4=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> Keep your eyes peeled over the weekend&nbsp;for more daily drops, offers and restocks. We&#39;re too good&nbsp;to you.&nbsp; EO on YouTube, School and Life After German https://www.footasylum.com/lowdown-eo-on-youtube-school-and-life-after-german/ https://www.footasylum.com/lowdown-eo-on-youtube-school-and-life-after-german/#comments Fri, 12 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/lowdown-eo-on-youtube-school-and-life-after-german/ <span style="font-size:14px;">We&rsquo;re sitting in a barbershop in Hackney, waiting for EO to do a quick outfit change. It&rsquo;s a fine day outside, which bodes well for the afternoon&rsquo;s shoot locations. He emerges from the back smirking, shuffling out into the centre of the room in track pants at least a size too small, before erupting into laughter at the state of </span>his legs.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:14px;">The Reebok Classics collection EO models </span><span style="font-size:14px;">captures</span><span style="font-size:14px;"> the essence of an era he didn&rsquo;t even see the first time around. &lsquo;It&rsquo;s like Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and all these baggy clothes and stuff&hellip; you know I&rsquo;m only one year away from the 90s, if I was born one year earlier I&rsquo;d be a 90s baby&rsquo;. Bold colours, half zip tops and the welcome return of archive silhouettes&nbsp;like the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-footwear/trainers/reebok-daytona-dmx-trainer-black-gum-128810/">Daytona</a> and <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/page/search/?term=aztrek">Aztrek</a> represent the best of the era, given new relevance by the new breed of entertainment specialist.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> At 17 years old, it probably felt like an earlier start for EO than it did for the rest of the assembled crew &ndash; if you thought life after German would be sleeping &lsquo;til the afternoon and the end of homework, the early trappings of internet and UK rap fame suggest otherwise. Despite a UK top 20 and over 30 million views, the 9am starts are going nowhere.&nbsp;</span><br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="Az0XjrCAsCxoDWhblKhGqGlIm0nuTlzp" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/YzwRXZm_dJYAlusmctrOrsSM4OKRJi4eJ0UtPWjkiZY=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></span></div> <br /> <span style="font-size:14px;">In fact, between 160,000 YouTube subscribers, studio sessions and shoots like these, life is pretty hectic, and that&rsquo;s before you consider the tour he&rsquo;s got in the works, and the fact he&rsquo;s still squeezing in schoolwork. &lsquo;Yeah, the whole school thing&hellip; it&rsquo;s a sticky one, still&rsquo; EO chuckles, looking over at his manager.<br /> <br /> When we sit down to speak, he&rsquo;s already been in and out of 90&rsquo;s inspired tracksuits, shot in the barber shop and outside, and now bundled up in the back room of the shoot&rsquo;s Winnebago with cameras, lighting, and 3 people out of shot. It&rsquo;s hot, airless, EO still has a location left to shoot, but it&rsquo;s all smiles. It&rsquo;s hard to tell if it&rsquo;s serious professionalism, or just an infectious, positive attitude.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Although he&rsquo;s got a lot going on, he loves the fan encounters that have punctuated the time we&rsquo;ve spent in public places. &lsquo;I like it when people come up to you saying they like your music and that it&rsquo;s all love&rsquo;. After the interview, as we&rsquo;re waiting outside the Winnebago, a young lad hesitates at the door and his Mum asks &lsquo;is EO in there?&rsquo; She tells us how much her son and his friends love his videos, and they&rsquo;d got a picture with him at Wireless. EO bounces down the stairs from the cab and asks the boy his name, has a chat and gets a few pictures. &lsquo;Here, give me a hug. See you later, yeah&rsquo; the boy leaves elated.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> &lsquo;I know that, like, to the younger generation I&rsquo;m the guy&rsquo;, he laughs, &lsquo;I don&rsquo;t&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size:14px;">wanna&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size:14px;">gass</span><span style="font-size:14px;"> myself but like the younger generation really, really support my ting, so I really rate it&rsquo;. EO is part of the new breed who didn&rsquo;t experience 90&rsquo;s trends the first time around and who&rsquo;ve always known YouTube as a legitimate entertainment platform and a potential career choice - the YouTube Partner Programme had been around for a good few years before EO hit double figures.&nbsp;</span><br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="hQPh8ZmTJayjvy7pBuwno7q0lQkTsH8X" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/Y5gHoL3PROi_dmjYbrNcXVR9ZQBP8kCFb7c_s2lCnwI=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></span></div> <br /> <span style="font-size:14px;">Still, he knows success is a long road. &lsquo;I started making YouTube videos and started making parodies and stuff and yeah that&rsquo;s how I started it. When you first start it&rsquo;s a slow process, your heart has to be in it from the beginning cos bruv, if you&rsquo;re in it for the money, you&rsquo;ll make a video and see no money and you&rsquo;ll just be like oh my god. I made 5 videos and I saw literally - literally no exaggeration - 1p of revenue, I was like&hellip; you always start slow but then you start to grow. I think it took me like 3 or 4 months before things started to pick up.&rsquo;<br /> <br /> Despite finding his feet in parody, his track German is a serious foray into music, and at 30,000,000 views and counting, early signs are looking promising. He&rsquo;s capitalising on an engaged YouTube&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size:14px;">audience,</span> <span style="font-size:14px;">and crossing over to UK rap fans in a big way.</span>&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:14px;">&lsquo;I am loving the best of both worlds. I just feel like YouTube is a place where I can showcase more of my personality, cos there&rsquo;s lots of artists out there that have a nice personality but they just don&rsquo;t show it and its just unfortunate.&nbsp;Obviously, I have the platform to show everybody how my life is going and I&rsquo;m going to continue to use it.&rsquo;</span><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:14px;">The success of German means he&rsquo;s not just showing people how it&rsquo;s going online &ndash; in the past year he&rsquo;s played Wireless and Capital XTRA, crowds fitting for the peak of a music career. &lsquo;It&rsquo;s a BIG difference my guy, what the flip bruv, listen I have 160,000 subscribers and I perform them at wireless in front of 50,000 people - and 50,000 people </span><span style="font-size:14px;">is</span><span style="font-size:14px;"> like a whole ocean of people it&rsquo;s like&hellip; bruv, it just doesn&rsquo;t stop. It just goes and goes like what the hell it&rsquo;s so mad. Numbers online, when you see it online you just underestimate it but in real </span><span style="font-size:14px;">life</span><span style="font-size:14px;"> it&rsquo;s so much more powerful&rsquo;.<br /> &nbsp; <video controls="" height="auto" width="100%"><source src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/articles/media/video/eointerviewblog.mp4" type="video/mp4" /> Your browser does not support the video tag.</video> <br /> <br /> With the promise of full live sets in the not too distance future, &lsquo;How far down the line</span><span style="font-size:14px;">?</span><span style="font-size:14px;">Hmm</span><span style="font-size:14px;"> next year?&rsquo;, and singles dropping even sooner, it&rsquo;s clear EO is much more than a class clown &ndash; not that he&rsquo;s about to leave comedy behind any time soon. The final location of the day is a basketball court &ndash; latching onto a stray football EO finds his range around the key, drifting back to the 3-point line. He shouts to his manager &lsquo;If I get this you have to let me drive home&rsquo;.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> &lsquo;Looks like you&rsquo;re walking.&rsquo; Best get that driving test booked.&nbsp;</span> New, Authentic, Nice Grooves: In Conversation with Ralph Hardy https://www.footasylum.com/lowdown-new-authentic-nice-grooves-in-conversation-with-ralph-hardy/ https://www.footasylum.com/lowdown-new-authentic-nice-grooves-in-conversation-with-ralph-hardy/#comments Mon, 08 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/lowdown-new-authentic-nice-grooves-in-conversation-with-ralph-hardy/ <span style="font-size:14px;">There&rsquo;s no such thing as original thought. A statement seemingly backed up by a cursory glance into UK chart music and mainstream culture.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Coming to terms with your relationship with originality isn&rsquo;t at the top of an artist&rsquo;s to-do list, and cross-referencing ideas against everything that&rsquo;s come before will likely provide one answer: shit, back to the drawing board. But does it matter if something&rsquo;s been done before if you haven&rsquo;t experienced it?</span><br /> <br /> <img alt="nangxvans" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/2018/nangxvans/Blog_images_vans_T2T_3.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:14px;">No, it doesn&rsquo;t - at least that&rsquo;s how you feel after speaking to DJ, pace setter and founder of NANG Ralph Hardy. A few weeks after meeting Ralph at one of his club nights we caught up at the bottom of his Mum&rsquo;s garden in his newly-erected studio. &lsquo;It was a shed like 2 months ago. I had a lot of time on my hands and I said,&nbsp;nah</span><span style="font-size:14px;">, this should not be a storage space anymore, so I dedicated some sleepless nights into painting and putting boards up and really honing into my want for music&rsquo;.<br /> <br /> Ralph is a relaxed and warm, speaking with bright eyes and eloquence when discussing the finer details of his work, though I&rsquo;m not sure he&rsquo;d call it that. &lsquo;Then I bought another shed, that&rsquo;s what the little one is for. I had to make a compromise somewhere, I couldn&rsquo;t just throw everything out.&rsquo;<br /> <br /> The idea that nothing is original doesn&rsquo;t faze him. &lsquo;I have a strong affinity for being original - but that&rsquo;s just based on how I want things to be in terms of how it&rsquo;s received&hellip; as long as whatever&rsquo;s been done &ndash; whether it&rsquo;s you, whether it&rsquo;s her whether it&rsquo;s them - as long as I can look at it and think <em>this is exactly what you wanted to do</em>, and it comes from a somewhat genuine place, then run with it.&rsquo;</span><br /> <br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="font-size:26px;"><span style="color:#A9A9A9;">&#39;These questions have me thinking like, have I been operating on a wave?&#39;</span></span></strong><br /> <br /> &nbsp;</div> <span style="font-size:14px;"><strong><span style="font-size:26px;"> </span></strong>Each new wave of culture inevitably sees the sampling, remixing or re-release of a classic track or melody, often causing its original fans to collectively lose their minds. There&rsquo;s a feeling that concepts, art and music are dumbed-down to connect with new (mainstream) youth, but this is just the comparison of modern work to nostalgia&rsquo;s rose-tinted lie. Things change. Making something current doesn&rsquo;t make it less valid, it makes it resonate with new minds. It makes new nostalgia.<br /> <br /> It might not break new ground, but the feelings are real.<br /> <br /> On the process, he muses &lsquo;there&rsquo;s no middle ground for it. Its either I didn&rsquo;t think about what just happened, or I spent hours, days and months honing in on how it&rsquo;s going to look. When it comes to authenticity, the formula is to not have one.&rsquo; It&rsquo;s either too spontaneous for cynicism, or it&rsquo;s a comprehensive reproduction of the soul. &lsquo;I hope I&rsquo;m not being too elusive with these answers&hellip; I can talk some more?&rsquo;</span><br /> <br /> <img alt="ralph hardy vans" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/2018/nangxvans/Blog_images_vans_T2T_2.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:14px;">At times caught unprepared by the line of questioning, Ralph laughs &lsquo;maybe I should think about myself more than I actually do. These questions have been making me think, like,&nbsp;raah</span><span style="font-size:14px;"> have I just been operating on a wave?&rsquo; He has &ndash; a wave created from experiences enjoys and recreates. His club night and radio show, New Alternative Nice Grooves (NANG) has been going for 6 years </span><span style="font-size:14px;">now,</span> <span style="font-size:14px;">and provides everything it promises.</span><br /> <br /> &lsquo;<span style="font-size:14px;">I want</span> NANG <span style="font-size:14px;">to be remembered for what its intentions were: to highlight music and people and moments that otherwise would&rsquo;ve been slept on because it&rsquo;s not </span><span style="font-size:14px;">mainstream</span><span style="font-size:14px;">,</span><span style="font-size:14px;"> because it&rsquo;s not the trend of today.&rsquo; He reminisces about going to raves underage before adding &lsquo;all the music that&rsquo;s played, it&rsquo;s not going to be on any playlist. I want people to remember that even if it&rsquo;s popular or mainstream, it doesn&rsquo;t mean that&rsquo;s all you have to digest in that space. I took from Benji B and Deviation, I took from Plastic People, I took from Visions, and everything I liked from these places, I brought to where NANG was. I want someone - whether they&rsquo;re young or old, late to the party, whoever takes from NANG - to be like: I like what the intentions were, and I&rsquo;m going to do this with <em>this</em> sound, or <em>these</em> types of people.&rsquo;<br /> <br /> &lsquo;I want you to lose your breath and then step out into the smoking section and think &ndash; <em>oh shit, this is actually </em></span><em><span style="font-size:14px;">gwarnin</span></em><span style="font-size:14px;"><em>&rsquo;</em>.<br /> <br /> Anyone who&rsquo;s experienced NANG has glimpsed the inside of Hardy&rsquo;s head. A music fan in the truest sense of the word, after welcoming us down to shoot in his shed-cum-studio, Ralph told us he&rsquo;d invited some friends along for an impromptu session - the next few hours vanished into the slightly dusty air to good conversation and the sound of <a href="https://www.instagram.com/4stringsz/?hl=en">4</a></span><a href="https://www.instagram.com/4stringsz/?hl=en">stringsz</a><a href="https://www.instagram.com/4stringsz/?hl=en"><span style="font-size:14px;"> </span></a><span style="font-size:14px;">electric </span><span style="font-size:14px;">violin</span><span style="font-size:14px;">. Hardy had a brief discussion with Roll Deep MC <a href="https://open.spotify.com/artist/0jU1Tdr7ONlgk0Ey9JgXra">Manga Saint Hilare</a>, and in the 10 minutes that would make us miss our train, he laid down bars in 2 takes. It was worth it.</span><br /> <br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="color:#A9A9A9;"><span style="font-size:26px;">&#39;As long as you&rsquo;re celebrating something that means something to you, authenticity is going to grow&#39;</span></span></strong></div> <br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:14px;">&lsquo;It&rsquo;s a feeling that 9 times out of 10 I can&rsquo;t even explain it to </span><span style="font-size:14px;">you,</span><span style="font-size:14px;"> when I feel something that is authentic and it moves me, to put it into words is almost an insult. You had to have been there. If I write down how NANG was, it&rsquo;s never going to match up to whoever was there when that reload happened. A recording session for <a href="https://thatsnang.com/Recordings">Growing Pains</a> &ndash; I can write about it all day but unless you were there and heard the violins or heard the MC structure words based on a conversation, you&rsquo;re not going to get it. It&rsquo;s about being in the moment, at the moment. &lsquo;<br /> <br /> It doesn&rsquo;t matter how many other shed-studios are out there, how many other philosophers of music (how many other masquerading music writers) - when you&rsquo;re part of creating a feeling, nothing else matters.<br /> &nbsp; <video controls="" height="auto" width="100%"><source src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/articles/media/video/vansxnangcompressed.mp4" type="video/mp4" /> Your browser does not support the video tag.</video> <br /> <br /> &lsquo;I just want people to move. Whether it&rsquo;s funk from 20 years ago, 30 years ago; whether it&rsquo;s James Blake to Queen or whatever, as long as you&rsquo;re celebrating something that means something to you, authenticity is going to grow. Feelings are going to grow. The movement will grow.&rsquo;<br /> <br /> Follow Ralph Hardy <a href="https://www.instagram.com/ralphhardy/?hl=en">here</a>, and get tickets for the next NANG night <a href="https://bit.ly/NANG_DANCE">here</a>. See you there.&nbsp;</span> Just Dropped: adidas Originals Sobakov https://www.footasylum.com/lowdown-just-dropped-adidas-originals-sobakov/ https://www.footasylum.com/lowdown-just-dropped-adidas-originals-sobakov/#comments Wed, 03 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/lowdown-just-dropped-adidas-originals-sobakov/ Created to capture the essence of modern football culture, adidas Originals Sobakov is a blend of contemporary design and classic, nostalgic touches.<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="2bIgZQhw5r5rESuqI2hpdffBOJKkpxFk" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/K2GrtLimc5GlDfW7Ty7fwYanMQJsSaZe_esd4HQVxEw=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> A thick, stretch-knit upper sets the Sobakov apart from the previous generation of terrace wear &ndash; taking the Three Stripes&rsquo; modern design philosophy to reposition the idea of terrace style for the modern game, and the new generation of fans. &nbsp;<br /> <br /> Reflective 3 stripes wrap the back of the shoe as a call back to the iconic Predator Precision from &rsquo;00, which, sat atop a newly designed sculpted herringbone patterned outsole, creates a new, distinctive silhouette.<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="tOYfkuimQJUdUOrwneBESWxyxDusmyRt" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/EmC-12y9Kd9fZOlsabupn4nYfU3jc7CqiFNltnbkBtQ=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> Comparing it to terrace classics like the Gazelle, you can see how big a difference a few design tweaks makes. While both follow the basic &lsquo;flat gum sole, monotone upper with contrasting stripes&rsquo; formula, the Sobakov&rsquo;s unstructured knit upper sculpted sole completely changes the shape. The result is very much a terrace shoe for the Yeezy generation.<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="bHI8aMZJ83fpeixDeSXic6kvLTblYuaQ" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/2HVETR9eHn53i9NPx6FHMUll2vGqC8pmch_XTgBgK9Q=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> The colourways are again a mix of timeless and 2018; no-nonsense black, white and gum keep things familiar to original terrace fans, while Clear Orange and Sesame are more like a premier league 3<sup>rd</sup> kit &ndash; the contemporary twist.<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="5zC96ZeWODenb68LdWIMpEkpUiw4bqL1" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/8OWvVSi14MXSfZxg_WESakfxX6S9Wb1kVZARVeV4SvE=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> From the terrace to the streets, the Sobakov&nbsp;collection is available online now. Check them out <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/adidas-originals/adidas-sobakov/?utm_source=fa+blog&amp;utm_medium=lowdown&amp;utm_campaign=sobakov">here</a>.&nbsp; Re-powered: CAT Footwear Intruder https://www.footasylum.com/lowdown-re-powered-cat-footwear-intruder/ https://www.footasylum.com/lowdown-re-powered-cat-footwear-intruder/#comments Mon, 01 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/lowdown-re-powered-cat-footwear-intruder/ CAT footwear&rsquo;s &lsquo;Re-powered&rsquo; campaign is bringing silhouettes from the unapologetically-rugged brand&#39;s archive into 2018.<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="SqDapm721v0eRZsVeGHWrtUpMgWD5VFe" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/mM-bLeUpDnjtkyoJbtlQbCUzyVXonGJSpv1zxkki5hU=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> The timing couldn&rsquo;t be better &ndash; you might be sick of hearing the phrase &lsquo;90&rsquo;s inspired&rsquo;, but we&rsquo;re not sick of wearing it. With workwear and chunky silhouettes going nowhere, the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/cat/?utm_source=fa+blog&amp;utm_medium=lowdown&amp;utm_campaign=cat+intruder">Intruder</a> is less like the neighbour&rsquo;s cat who keeps leaving dead birds in the kitchen, more like the girl you just met on a night out but is already your new best mate.<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="tv1Q7p4kIEiIpbOjrynUj4igWIV3YM0u" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/jKzFheJfpZixmjatLS44Fs0EkdDKghWiJJ6iJJA23-g=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><br /> <script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="lgtUxZRuaIAk66Uj6MFDGrxeI9KD4soT" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/MxTAoCfIT5F1wdY9RWVR3laMzZX4xE_y1d225gzsgB4=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> CAT has a genuine pedigree for rugged workwear &ndash; CAT Footwear is inspired by &lsquo;the power and attitude of earth moving machines&rsquo; &ndash; for those of you not into diggers, Caterpillar Inc, the parent brand, make heavy machinery. Their Colorado boot remains unchanged since it was launched in 1988, with the signature yellow and black branding and sturdy grip sole making the transition from work sites to city streets.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> This gives the Intruders&rsquo; toothy, exaggerated outsole more authenticity than most &ndash; it&rsquo;s the same rubber used in the work boots that actually saved one man&rsquo;s foot after being run over by a train. Seriously, CAT aren&rsquo;t playing.*<br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="bwjvOsVAVRntUX47PNHDCYilijZYHGLf" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/rJJaSTutqAvM5lV4xAB1FsY3k4v-ZbevCsNBNt4t5p8=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> The mixed-material upper is constructed from nubuck and nylon mesh, featuring neon pull tabs to the heel and tongue, CAT branding and sturdy, hiking-style laces. All three colourways drop <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/cat/?utm_source=fa+blog&amp;utm_medium=lowdown&amp;utm_campaign=cat+intruder">right here</a> on October 1st, and they might be our favourite thing to be revived from 1996. Let us know which ones you Wannabe getting your hands on.<br /> <br /> <br /> *<span style="font-size:10px;">disclaimer: the Intruder will absolutely not save you from any kind of locomotive. But you knew that, right?&nbsp;</span> What your Uni course says about you https://www.footasylum.com/lowdown-what-your-uni-course-says-about-you/ https://www.footasylum.com/lowdown-what-your-uni-course-says-about-you/#comments Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/lowdown-what-your-uni-course-says-about-you/ <div>With summer drawing to an end, students everywhere are bracing themselves for fresher&rsquo;s week. Check out below what your university degree says about you - brace yourself for some home truths.<br /> <br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:24px;">Sports Science</span><br /> <br /> <iframe allowfullscreen="" class="giphy-embed" frameborder="0" height="270" src="https://giphy.com/embed/l0HlLqvuv41y2VJVC" width="100%"></iframe> <p><a href="https://giphy.com/gifs/football-soccer-yes-l0HlLqvuv41y2VJVC">via GIPHY</a></p> 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 trainers. 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 aorund in the cold for thier love of sport.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:24px;">Medicine</span><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 /> 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 /> <br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:24px;">Psychology</span><br /> <br /> <iframe allowfullscreen="" class="giphy-embed" frameborder="0" height="222" src="https://giphy.com/embed/XdPH4uR2f0WOc" width="100%"></iframe> <p><a href="https://giphy.com/gifs/judging-eyes-XdPH4uR2f0WOc">via GIPHY</a></p> 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 /> <br /> <span style="font-size:24px;">English Literature</span><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> 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 /> <br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:24px;">Business studies</span> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" class="giphy-embed" frameborder="0" height="271" src="https://giphy.com/embed/94iS62lx8CRQA" width="100%"></iframe></p> <p><a href="https://giphy.com/gifs/office-gif-us-powerpoint-gifs-94iS62lx8CRQA">via GIPHY</a></p> <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.</p> </div> <div><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:24px;">Fashion</span><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> 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 /> <br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:24px;">Law</span><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="270" src="https://giphy.com/embed/rl3FXfEFNaBlS" 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/abcnetwork-scandal-kerry-washington-rl3FXfEFNaBlS">via GIPHY</a></span></p> 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? Head to the<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/just-landed/new-in/"> Just Landed</a> page to shop the latest drops. Make sure you check out<a href="https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown/"> The Lowdown</a> for more advice, tips and fashion.</div> Fresher's Week Essentials https://www.footasylum.com/lowdown-freshers-week-essentials-/ https://www.footasylum.com/lowdown-freshers-week-essentials-/#comments Mon, 24 Sep 2018 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/lowdown-freshers-week-essentials-/ With fresher&rsquo;s week looming, we&rsquo;ve pulled together the essentials that you need to cop for Uni. From lazing around in loungewear, to stocking up on socks, check out our rundown of Fresher&rsquo;s must-haves below.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong><span style="font-size:22px;">Loungewear</span></strong><br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="ofPJ61vOBROoxIL3BZUAWqL9U1Wo1XZr" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/k2VuTFgjAKOp9UVXoIx1Su0k0lz4WVLjQwJepy77vUo=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> After all that partying you&rsquo;re going to be feeling pretty rough. While we can&rsquo;t stop you from going out for the 4th night on the bounce, we can ease your pain the next day. Track pants and tops will help you get through the day in comfort and style, though they won&rsquo;t ease your aching head. The danger here is you might end up falling asleep in the library instead of cramming for that last minute test on soil samples &ndash; but that&rsquo;s the price you pay.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong><span style="font-size:22px;">Slides</span></strong><br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="d3sd3AOuJQBEmcetTLhF8yLaXebr4jCP" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/Rnt0tosgG4pCBBwGNAFB9gWaGG3P-9EtfjmIHHxafn4=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> Slides are essential for Uni. Whether you need to do the supermarket run, take the bins out or you&rsquo;re late for your lecture, throw on a pair of slides for a quick fix. Lounging around your halls for the day? Our collection of slides and flip flops are great for those cheat days. Casual slip-ons for super laidback style.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong><span style="font-size:22px;">Bags</span></strong><br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="z0kSjSmbHzyrOVuKiuRkUMRmUejadsRw" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/8WLs9OFFnYaQKTKbZOXVM7EK62lrdcE5tO5dchc-oEw=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> Carry in style with our huge range of bags and backpacks. Once your lectures start, those trips to the library will be a lot easier with a standout bag. Pick from a classic backpack or maybe you&rsquo;re hitting the gym and need a gym bag? Our extensive range sure won&rsquo;t disappoint. Unless you&rsquo;re trying to carry your parent&rsquo;s weight of expectation. No bag is strong enough for that.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong><span style="font-size:22px;">&lsquo;Out out&rsquo; shoes</span></strong><br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="uLUFDBuVANBv5SE6CewBlQ5Yd740ineZ" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/CXQrPxYkKJ47ffq5nClTK9VBVaEp4ch-vcrwyPrd2N8=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> No matter what your class timetable says, Fresher&rsquo;s week is about partying, not getting enough sleep and repeating until your body can&rsquo;t take any more. All time outside of your duvet is spent meeting new people, and there&rsquo;s nothing like sneakers to bring together like-minded students. Bond over the latest drops, or talk about the finer points of an all-white AF1. But, there is nothing suitable about a triple white colourway for a night out. Add some blackout anything&rsquo;s to your Fresher&rsquo;s rotation to make it easy on the cleaning side of things.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong><span style="font-size:22px;">Underwear &amp; socks</span></strong><br /> &nbsp; <div class="curalate-widget" data-active-product-icon="tag" data-auto-show-products="false" data-custom-css-url-override="" data-custom-js-url-override="" data-max-width="" data-replace-tabs="false" data-seo-use-nofollow="false" data-shop-button-text="SHOP" data-stretch-to-fit="false" data-widget-id="wGAkqAOMo572ANNgshW0rve6XU19ZcVb" data-widget-version="v1" lang="en" style="margin: 0 auto !important; position: relative !important; max-width: 1080px !important;"><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/CzCPdLL_NXsK88uQ_59Rt3FQY54eauzlMHG7J69BRtQ=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><script class="curalate-widget-script" async="" defer="" charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.js"></script></div> <br /> With all the partying and sleeping you&rsquo;ll be doing there probably won&rsquo;t be enough time for any laundry. Stock up on underwear &amp; socks to keep you going for the whole week (or more). With your Mum potentially hundreds of miles away, there&rsquo;s a strong chance you&rsquo;re going to have to pay to use a laundrette &ndash; any switched-on Fresher knows money can be better spent elsewhere. Lads, check out multipacks here, and girls, make sure you check out our wide selection of branded briefs so you have one for every day of the week (or term).&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Check out <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/just-landed/new-in/">Just Landed</a> for all the hottest drops to set the bar on campus.&nbsp;&nbsp; Student City Guide https://www.footasylum.com/lowdown-student-city-guide/ https://www.footasylum.com/lowdown-student-city-guide/#comments Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/lowdown-student-city-guide/ Packing your bags and leaving home; getting on the train to a distant land rich with opportunity. You don&rsquo;t know anyone and there are potential dangers and delights around every corner. What will become of you in the years that follow? Well, hopefully, you&rsquo;ll carve out an identity, leave with a first class degree a place on a graduate scheme and a host of new friends. At the very least you&rsquo;ll gain a pocketful of debt so even if you didn&rsquo;t make any friends the student loans company will be there for you. Kind of.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Here&rsquo;s what the key student cities in the UK have to offer.<br /> <br /> <strong><span style="font-size:22px;">Glasgow</span></strong><br /> <br /> <img alt="glasgow" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/2018/student%20city%20guide/glasgow.jpg" /><br /> <br /> Over 700 pubs and clubs, Irn Bru and Scots. What&rsquo;s not to like? Amongst others, the city is host to the University of Glasgow, Glasgow Caledonian University, and the tinderbox that is Glasgow School of Art. Despite being the biggest city in bonny Scotland, it&rsquo;s a doddle to get about - the subway forms a loop around the city, and the city centre is built on a grid system. For the uninitiated, be aware that Celtic/Rangers can get a bit tasty so choose your colours wisely.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Go out: Head to Sauchiehall Street and drop into The Garage for cheap drinks 7 days a week.&nbsp;<br /> Get a grad job: While not constantly hiring, space technology is taking off in the city&rsquo;s tech scene. Shoot for positions at Clyde Space for jobs in probably the coolest industry going.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong><span style="font-size:22px;">Newcastle&nbsp;</span></strong><br /> <br /> <img alt="newcastle" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/2018/student%20city%20guide/newcastle.jpg" /><br /> <br /> So much more than Geordie Shore, but also, Geordie shore &ndash; if you&rsquo;re into that. Natives will tell you it&rsquo;s got the best nightlife in the UK, and Newcastle is consistently cropping up at the top of best student city lists &ndash; and with the University&rsquo;s School of Medicine, the city&rsquo;s industrial heritage, Brown Ale and the Magpies, you can see why.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Go out: Digital Mondays<br /> Get a grad job: Teach First. Potentially one of the most rewarding grad schemes out there, they&rsquo;re drawn 4th as the top grad employer in the North East, and regularly listed in the top grad schemes in the country.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong><span style="font-size:22px;">Manchester</span></strong><br /> <br /> <img alt="manchester" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/2018/student%20city%20guide/manchester.jpg" /><br /> <br /> Home to Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Salford, the University of Manchester and the Harry Potter-esque John Ryland&#39;s Library. The city that birthed Graphene, Oasis and Vimto. City vs United, The National Football Museum and over 85,000 students. With a rich history of music, the arts and science, the UK&#39;s unofficial 2nd city has it all.<br /> <br /> Go out: 42&rsquo;s literally any night for sticky floors and indie anthems.<br /> Get a grad job: the BBC. The British institution has state of the art facilities at Media City, and is rated the top grad scheme in the Media sector in the Times top 100 graduate employers.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong><span style="font-size:22px;">Sheffield&nbsp;</span></strong><br /> <br /> <img alt="sheff" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/2018/student%20city%20guide/sheffiled.jpg" /><br /> <br /> 60% of Sheffield is made up of green spaces, with nearly 70 gig venues and a list of festivals as long as your arm covering everything from cinema to art and ale. You can book yourself a party taxi complete with your own music, strobe light and smoke machine. Why not book one to the Fox and Duck, a pub that lets you take your own takeaway. YOU CAN TAKE YOUR TAKEAWAY TO THE PUB.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Go out: See the future of the UK music scene at Leadmill.<br /> Get a grad job: RISE graduate scheme &ndash; takes talented graduates into genuine careers with Sheffield SME&rsquo;s.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong><span style="font-size:22px;">London</span></strong>&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <img alt="london " src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/2018/student%20city%20guide/ldn.jpg" /><br /> <br /> The Big Smoke. Home to the London Underground, Wembley Stadium, Britain&rsquo;s most expensive pint and approximately 400,000 students. Assume all your mates who got into UCL, KCL and LSE are on to big things, or at least big changes to their previously-northern accents. Despite expensive pints, Student social spend is actually below the national average, and with so much to do every night of the week, in terms of entertainment, the city really is in a league of its own.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Go out: The 1 Big Night Out Pub Crawl. London&rsquo;s a big place, you need to see as much of it as possible.&nbsp;<br /> Get a grad job: PwC &ndash; voted the UK&rsquo;s no.1 grad scheme, by graduates.&nbsp; Freshers Life Skills and What They'll Teach You https://www.footasylum.com/lowdown-freshers-life-skills-and-what-theyll-teach-you/ https://www.footasylum.com/lowdown-freshers-life-skills-and-what-theyll-teach-you/#comments Mon, 17 Sep 2018 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/lowdown-freshers-life-skills-and-what-theyll-teach-you/ Going to University is probably the biggest academic step you take after putting on your school uniform for the first time aged 5 and skipping off into the unknown with your Power Rangers lunchbox and a heart filled with wonder.<br /> <br /> But, just as your first week at pre-school teaches you the harsh reality that having to be somewhere at the same time every day quickly dampens the enjoyment factor, Fresher&rsquo;s week is equally eye-opening, just for different reasons.<br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:22px;"><strong>Basic life skills pt.1: Washing</strong></span><br /> It&rsquo;s Thursday. Since Sunday you&rsquo;ve worn 2 outfits per day: one for making the best possible first impression for meeting flatmates and course mates for the first time, and one for the inevitable night out each evening. You&rsquo;re burning through clean clothes at an unsustainable rate. You need to do a wash, but you don&rsquo;t know where to start. You&rsquo;re too early into your new friendships to risk revealing your complete dependence on your mum for anything to do with laundry, so you use the same brain that got you (into this mess) 3 B&rsquo;s and go it alone.<br /> <br /> <img alt="laundrette" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/2018/fresherslifeskills/laundrette.jpg" /><br /> <br /> The only problem is, now you&rsquo;re unloading the washing machine at the laundrette 10 minutes down the road your clothes look cleaner but also smaller? They look like the t-shirts you remember but somehow greyer? And it cost you 2 quid. Fuming.<br /> <br /> Home truth: You&rsquo;re incapable of following basic, standardised instructions.<br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:22px;"><strong>Basic Life skills pt. 2: The Food Shop</strong></span><br /> It&rsquo;s Saturday, 10am. Your head is pounding, your body is crying out for water but the thought of leaving your bed is too much. Your phone starts ringing, causing your head to explode with white-hot pain behind your eyes. To stop the misery you answer it. It&rsquo;s your Mum &ndash; she&rsquo;s put &pound;20 in your account to get a food shop in; she&rsquo;s worried all you&rsquo;ve been eating is Super Noodle sandwiches and cheesy chips. &lsquo;Don&rsquo;t spend it on going out&rsquo; she chides, signing off the call with how proud she is of you. This is problematic in 2 ways. 1: you are going out tonight, so unless you go food shopping now, the money will get spent in direct opposition to your mother&rsquo;s wishes. And 2: Your hangover is too great to allow any kind of vertical movement.<br /> <br /> <img alt="supermarket" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/2018/fresherslifeskills/supermarket.jpg" /><br /> <br /> As the clock ticks round to 2pm, the guilt is piling up. You actually need to leave the house to sort out pre-drinks for the evening&rsquo;s festivities, but if you&rsquo;re going to Aldi, you might as well do a food shop. So, here you are, sweating under the fluorescent strip lights, surrounded by trolleys and family units, eyes flitting over 4-shelves-worth of pasta. You&rsquo;re looking at the options, but you&rsquo;re not taking anything in. All your brain can recognise is swatches of light browns &ndash; a spiral here, a shell there - labels seem to be in a different language (Italian), and your anxiety has rendered basic maths impossible.<br /> <br /> The rest of the ordeal passes in an adrenaline-blur &ndash; you come to your senses on the street outside, vaguely proud of yourself, but arms heavy with your poor decisions. Back at your halls, you unpack cheap beverages (so far so good), a pack of Bourbons (so far so good) and a 5kg pillow of Fusilli (what the fuck). <em>A 5kg pillow of Fusilli. </em>It&rsquo;s intimidating, all 5kgs taking up the majority of the worktop. You try not to look at it directly as you usher it into your cupboard, sliding it to the back in a vain attempt to forget about it. But you can&rsquo;t. It&rsquo;s the spectre at the feast. You don&rsquo;t even know how to cook it. Your life is spiralling out of control.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Home truth: You&rsquo;re scared of dried pasta.<br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:22px;"><strong>Basic Life skills pt. 3: Cooking</strong></span><br /> Nothing you do can shift the thought of the Fusilli. It occupies your daydreams and haunts your nightmares. Every pang of hunger is followed by a takeaway and a side of guilt. <em>Today&rsquo;s the day, </em>you think, hungry for culinary learning and unable to justify another &pound;5 kebab.<br /> <br /> <img alt="dried-pasta" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/2018/fresherslifeskills/pasta.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <em>Today&rsquo;s the day&nbsp;</em>you murmur to yourself in encouragement as you open the cupboard and face the dried wheat behemoth. Leaning partially against the back wall, the Fusilli is no less intimidating than when it revealed itself days before. This time though, you&rsquo;re ready. Head clear, recipe in hand, flat empty. There will be no outside judgement, just two gladiators duking it out with pride on the line.<br /> <br /> You find your largest pan, fill it with boiling water from the kettle and stick it on the hob. A pinch of salt makes you feel Michelin-starred as you watch the liquid tousle with itself between the curved aluminium walls. As it reaches peak pasta temperature, you take the Fusilli pillow in your arms, preparing to decant it into its watery tomb. But the Fusilli has other plans.<br /> <br /> In the final act of its arid existence, the Fusilli breaks free of your tentative control. As the pillow is tipped to 45 degrees the contents make a sudden lurch forwards, exiting the scissored corner at an unchecked speed; spilling both into the pan and onto the hob &ndash; overflowing the aluminium vessel and chattering onto the vinyl flooring.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> It&rsquo;s carnage: the salted water furiously surges over the hob, bubbling and spitting before joining the spirals on the kitchen floor. Frightened by what is unfolding you jump away, wrist bitten by the splash-back, cradling your reddened flesh and cursing your failure (in Italian).<br /> <br /> Home truth: You&rsquo;re still scared of dried pasta<br /> <br /> In conclusion, Fresher&rsquo;s week isn&rsquo;t all ice-breakers and bar crawls: it&rsquo;s a proving ground for modern life skills. Take the failures on the chin and by the time you&rsquo;re handing in your dissertation, you&rsquo;ll have mastered the basic adult skillset &ndash; just in time for wrestling with the horrors of council tax. Enjoy.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Want a &pound;1,200 Footasylum voucher? Enter <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/win-a-12k-footasylum-voucher/">here</a>.&nbsp; Win a £1.2k Footasylum Voucher https://www.footasylum.com/win-a-12k-footasylum-voucher/ https://www.footasylum.com/win-a-12k-footasylum-voucher/#comments Fri, 14 Sep 2018 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/win-a-12k-footasylum-voucher/ <style media="screen" type="text/css">form { width: 100%; } form input { width: 46%; padding: 10px; font-size: 12px !important; margin-bottom: 10px; } #email { width: 100%; padding: 10px; font-size: 12px; display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; box-sizing: border-box; height: auto; } #emailCheck { display: inline-block; width: 4% !important; margin-bottom: 20px; margin-top: 10px; } #submit-button { padding: 10px 40px; border: 0; background: #000; color: #fff; text-transform: uppercase; font-weight: bold; border: 1px solid #000; transition: .3s ease-in-out all; } #submit-button:hover { background: #fff; border: 1px solid #000; color: #000; } form p { margin-top: 0; } .dob { width: 49%; display: inline-block; margin-left: 3px; } .dob input { width: 92%; display: block; height: 16px; } .dob p { margin-bottom: 0; } .show { display: none; } form textarea { width: 100%; height: 180px; font-size: 12px; padding: 10px; box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-top: 5px; } @media only screen and (max-width:768px) { #submit-button { margin-left: 0; float: left; width: 100%; height: auto; } form input { width: 100% !important; } .dob { width: 94%; } .success h3 { padding: 30px; text-align: center; } } </style> What&rsquo;s the best thing about starting a new year in education? Is it the promise of top grades and high-flying careers? The sound of new friendships blossoming? Or is it the guarantee of student-only events and more discounts and freebies than you can shake a stick at? It&rsquo;s the latter, so listen up.<br /> <br /> We&rsquo;re giving away a huge &pound;1200 gift card, enough to drop a ton on new sneaks every month for a whole year. Or, you could buy 20 pairs of Vans Old Skools and get it over with in one transaction. Whatever floats your boat. It&rsquo;s your gift card.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> To enter, all you have to do is be a student with a valid UNiDAYS account, and fill out the form below. I&rsquo;ll be personally checking these for spelling and grammar, so put all those years of English lessons to proper use*. 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