The Lowdown https://www.footasylum.com The Footasylum Blog - The Lowdown Mon, 20 May 2019 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com en Launch: Nike Shox R4 https://www.footasylum.com/launch-nike-shox-r4/ https://www.footasylum.com/launch-nike-shox-r4/#comments Wed, 15 May 2019 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/launch-nike-shox-r4/ 2000 was a pretty important year, we&#39;d just celebrated the turn of a new millennium, Venus Williams became the first black woman to win the Women&rsquo;s Singles title at Wimbledon and the first crew was launched to the International Space Station.<br /> <br /> However, there was one historical event that shaped streetwear forever- Nike Shox went on sale. That&#39;s right everyone&#39;s favourite sneak from the noughties was released 19 years ago and now they are being re-released for a whole new generation to enjoy.<br /> <br /> Launching on Thursday 16th May, Nike is bringing back the boing with the Nike Shox R4, in both a white and triple black colourway. The sneak boasts a pretty sleek silhouette while incorporating the famous bulky Shox pillars, exposing the classic shoe to a whole new generation of sneakerheads.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/shox.jpg" /><br /> <br /> With the sneak being released in black and white, they are bound to become your ultimate summer 2019 sneak. The Shox&#39;s most noticeable feature is the foam columns underneath the heel, which provide much-needed comfort and an added bounce. The columns were the result of 10 years worth of research by Nike super designer Bruce Kilgore.<br /> <br /> Inspired by indoor track sprinters who appeared to &#39;bounce&#39; with each stride, Bruce, along with engineers began to conduct biomechanical experiments with the aim of optimising energy return with each step. Before Shox became what they are today Nike experimented with adding steel springs to a running shoe to see if it would improve running economy.<br /> <br /> They continued testing a variety of springs and hinges through the 80s until 1997 when they discovered that twin plates with foam columns worked best. The running shoes first rose to fame on the track but it wasn&#39;t long before they were spotted on the streets. The sneak and its bounce remain a firm fan favourite and now you can be part of the revival.<br /> <br /> Shop the Nike Shox R4 release <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-footwear/trainers/nike-shox-r4-trainer-black-black-black-white-4022548/">here</a> and discover our full range of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/nike-brand-page/">Nike apparel</a>&nbsp;for the latest Nike releases.<br /> &nbsp;<iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="428" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ar-xD8bQyBo" width="650"></iframe> The Lowdown on Tinker Hatfield https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown-on-tinker-hatfield/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown-on-tinker-hatfield/#comments Tue, 14 May 2019 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-lowdown-on-tinker-hatfield/ In the world of sneaks, Tinker Hatfield is a household name, but to the rest of the mere mortals, who exactly is Tinker Hatfield?<br /> <br /> Hatfield is famed for his innovative designs with the biggest sporting brand in the world &ndash; <a href=" https://www.footasylum.com/nike-brand-page/">Nike</a>. Currently operating as Nike&rsquo;s Vice President for Design and Special Projects, Hatfield has worked his way up through the ranks for nearly 40 years. Here, we take a closer look at the architect&rsquo;s journey through Nike, including some of his best designs and creations. &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="LKQYHI7KRIUQtWNNuClLtBsnADKxXPSQ" 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/qdifvCOswsDLGWGjnuY2TksMkiWNetXy5C3Sbpv6ckw=/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 /> Hatfield joined Nike in 1981 and began working on shoe design just four years later. Coming from an architectural background, he was able to merge these technical skills with his keen eye for detail and undiscovered love of trainers. He quickly went on to design some of the world&rsquo;s fastest selling sneakers from the Nike Air and Air Jordan collections.<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="nTdEzWh8KrrzicrPZdEJqaNJkV7sb8p0" 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/MBlzWB59tetHCiq6e1JnGPeKqgdSMvHmg3FIBnVewaI=/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><br /> After spotting a trend in gym goers packing multiple shoe styles to switch between when changing activity, Hatfield saw an opportunity to create a shoe that will take you from running to basketball to cycling to weights. Tinker created the entire Cross Training franchise, forever changing the way we train in the gym. And not to be forgotten, he has also played an undeniably huge role in the design and manipulation of the Original <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/nike/nike-air-max/?category_list_brands=mens">Nike Air Max</a> line and some of the most iconic <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/jordan/">Air Jordan</a> sneaks.<br /> <br /> With all this under his belt, it&rsquo;s fair to say he is the footwear industries most accomplished visionary.</div> Meet the Team: Dan Henwood https://www.footasylum.com/meet-the-team-dan-henwood/ https://www.footasylum.com/meet-the-team-dan-henwood/#comments Mon, 13 May 2019 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/meet-the-team-dan-henwood/ <p>This month we caught up with the office Geordie and king of all things affiliates, Dan Henwood. Hailing from the North East, Dan packed his bags and moved his life down to Manchester to join the FA team in 2018 and he&#39;s not looked back since.</p> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/DH%20blog.jpg" /><br /> <br /> &nbsp; <p>Dan spends his days ensuring we&#39;re always offering all of our customers, not just our <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/student-discount-code/">students</a>, the best deals on all the latest sneaks and must-have pieces.</p> All White Everything https://www.footasylum.com/all-white-everything/ https://www.footasylum.com/all-white-everything/#comments Thu, 09 May 2019 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/all-white-everything/ <p>All white sneakers are the go-to piece for an easy transition into the warmer seasons. Much like the plain white tee, the white trainer has become a staple in all footwear collections &ndash; both men and women alike. To celebrate the warmer months slowly making an appearance, we&rsquo;ve rounded up the hottest white sneaks to get your summer ready.</p> <p><img class="curalate-widget-image" src="https://d28m5bx785ox17.cloudfront.net/v1/img/mCcLhpHtmJHwN0xmiH0xwcj6A7UrlrOtjqwN7ofq9PM=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /></p> <br /> Go bold with a chunky Air unit to add a bit of height to your look and to make your footwear command attention. <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="3wI06B8FhkKTk9TRstc1mJjEX1YCZZ6i" 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/XbrWz9mJZv_1lMPoqcf3xdLn8NVP7qiXDFmdhp2n2qk=/d/l" style="display: block; margin: auto; border-radius: 3px; max-width: 100% !important; width: auto !important;" /><br /> Keep it classic with a minimalist Air Force 1 or incorporate the wavy lines of a &#39;97 into your outfit.<br /> &nbsp;</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="FVgNv7xCqVNDco9YaXYcsXdo05XaTM2Z" 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/aVm4a3HgQGssK5llMEy9FZTf0B27HjRUHLc8sZtpQwo=/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 /> Treat yourself to one of the latest offerings for Nike women. Futuristic designs combined with the latest in technology - what more could you want?<br /> <br /> This is just a snippet of our white trainers available, so be sure to check out our full <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-featured/all-white-trainers/">men&rsquo;s all white trainers collection</a>&nbsp;and <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/womens/womens-featured/all-white-trainers/">women&rsquo;s all white trainers collection</a>.&nbsp; Launch: Air Jordan 4 Retro Bred https://www.footasylum.com/launch-air-jordan-4-retro-bred/ https://www.footasylum.com/launch-air-jordan-4-retro-bred/#comments Fri, 03 May 2019 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/launch-air-jordan-4-retro-bred/ <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/blog_826.jpg" />The latest addition to our Jordan collection is possibly the greatest. Landing on the 4th May is the Air Jordan 4 Retro Bred and you won&rsquo;t want to miss out.<br /> <br /> An iconic shoe originally released in 1989, the sneak is renowned for its visible Air Max unit, the contrasting &#39;wings&#39; and high tongue.<br /> <br /> Designed by Tinker Hatfield, the Air Jordan 4 arrived at the perfect time for Nike. After the release of the equally iconic Air Jordan 2, Michael Jordan considered leaving Nike to discover what else was out there. Thankfully, Tinker stepped in and delivered the Air Jordan 3 and 4, and we&#39;ll be forever grateful for that.<br /> <br /> This release will be the fifth for the AJ4 Bred since its debut. The original, released in 1989, was followed by the 1999 edition in a silver box and Nike Air on the heel. However, it was nine long years before the sneak was released again in 2008 during Jordan&rsquo;s &ldquo;Countdown Package&rdquo;. In 2012, the shoes returned once more with a more up to date shoebox and black tissue.<br /> <br /> Rumours that the sneak was set to make a comeback had been circling for a while and now sneakerheads will finally be able to cop a pair of one of Jordan&rsquo;s most sought after sneaks.<br /> <br /> This AJ4, also known as Black Cement 4 has a black upper paired with grey accents. A white midsole, black, white and grey accents are finished off by a red sole for ultimate impact.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/jumpman826.jpg" /><br /> <br /> However, the crowning glory of this sneak is the original logo detailing loved by both Jordan enthusiasts and sneaker lovers paired with the Nike Air logo on the heel making its first appearance since 1999.<br /> <br /> As the sneak was originally designed for the court it&rsquo;s no surprise that the sneak&#39;s most iconic moment took place in a basketball court. Known as &lsquo;The Shot&rsquo; Michael Jordan hit a series-winning jumper over Craig Ehlo and the Cavaliers.<br /> <br /> The jump is considered one of the most critical moments of Jordan&rsquo;s career and of course during the iconic jump the Jordan logo flashed from under his feet.<br /> <br /> Whether you&rsquo;ll be flashing the Jumpman logo on the streets or the court make sure you cop a pair of these sneaks at 8am on Saturday 4th May.<br /> <br /> Shop <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/jordan/">online</a> or at the following stores: Birmingham Bullring, Bromley, Croydon, Brighton, Stratford and White City.<br /> <br /> Want to keep the kids looking fresh? Grab Junior Air Jordan 4 Retro Bred <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/jordan/">online</a> and in store in Stratford and White City. Festival Threads https://www.footasylum.com/festival-threads/ https://www.footasylum.com/festival-threads/#comments Fri, 26 Apr 2019 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/festival-threads/ <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/blog_825.jpg" />Coachella might be over but that doesn&rsquo;t mean festival season is- it&rsquo;s only just started. Whether you&rsquo;re off to Lost and Found, Parklife or Glastonbury we&rsquo;ve got your style sorted.<br /> <br /> Whether it rains or the UK is hit by another heatwave (we can only hope) you still want to be looking on point in the fields.<img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/Festival_threads_blogOutfit_1.jpg" /><br /> <br /> This outfit is all about double denim. Trust us on this one. Don&rsquo;t worry we&rsquo;re not going to make you look like Justin Timberlake in the 90s but we&rsquo;ve got a fresh new take on the trend that will turn heads for all of the right reasons.<br /> <br /> The <a href="”https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/jackets-coats/wrangler-denim-jacket-blue-hawaii-4024317/">Wrangler Denim Jacket</a> is the perfect festival piece. With a rigged and classic fit, this denim jacket will be a timeless addition to your wardrobe and your trusted festival companion. Light enough not to get you too warm while raving but thick enough to keep you warm when the weather isn&rsquo;t living up to the hype, we&rsquo;re not sure why you don&rsquo;t already own this.<br /> <br /> Pair the jacket with a pair of <a href="”https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/denim-jeans/nimes-super-skinny-spray-on-distressed-jean-black-4028621/">Nimes super skinny jeans</a> to complete your double denim look. A black jean is a classic and this distressed denim will look perfect in the field. Keep the rest of the look simple with a white tee, this <a href="”https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/tshirts/vans-midlife-tshirt-white-4023665/">Vans Midlife tee</a> is simple enough not to overshadow your double denim vibe but when you take your jacket off a graphic print on the back of the tee lets everyone know you mean business. A pair of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-footwear/trainers/vans-comfycush-old-skool-trainer-black-true-white-135724/">Vans Old Skool</a> with the ComfyCush sole will finish off your look and make sure you&#39;re feet don&#39;t hurt too much from partying all day.<br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/Festival_threads_blogOutfit_2.jpg" /><br /> <br /> If you&rsquo;ve got a weekend of sun forecast for your festival weekend you&rsquo;re going to want to keep cool while looking on point. Shorts, tee and a cap is a classic laid back look which requires minimum effort (perfect if you&rsquo;re getting ready in a tent) but looks fresh.<br /> <br /> When you think of a fresh effortless outfit only one brand Swooshes to mind, right? Nike is the king of laid back, smart dressing. The <a href="”https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-clothing/shorts/nike-tribute-short-black-4022923/”">Nike Tribute Shorts</a> are the ideal festival shorts. A little bit longer in length but featuring the classic Swoosh these shorts will go with anything and will help you rave for that little bit longer.<br /> <br /> You can&rsquo;t go wrong with a white tee and their latest <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-clothing/tshirts/nike-jdi-logo-collar-tshirt-white-133320/”">JDI Logo Collar tee</a> would be the perfect addition to your outfit. The logo collar provides the perfect twist and still lets everyone know you&rsquo;re repping the best of the best. Finish off the look with the classic <a href="”https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-accessories/underwear-socks/nike-lightweight-3-pack-sock-white-091080/”">Swoosh socks</a> and <a href="”https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-footwear/trainers/nike-zoom-2k-trainer-black-black-anthracite-133541/”">Nike Zoom 2K sneaks</a> as a nod to the 90s chunky trainer trend within the festival scene.<br /> And finally the <a href="”https://www.footasylum.com/mens/mens-accessories/caps-hats/nike-heritage-86-swoosh-cap-black-123017/?cswatch=1”"> Nike Heritage 86 Swoosh Cap</a> is perfect for when the sun has appeared.<br /> <br /> Still looking for some fresh festival gear? Check out our <a href="”https://www.footasylum.com/just-landed/new-in/">new in</a> to make sure you&rsquo;re on top of your style game this summer. Launch: AJ1 Low Black Toe https://www.footasylum.com/launch-aj1-low-black-toe/ https://www.footasylum.com/launch-aj1-low-black-toe/#comments Wed, 24 Apr 2019 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/launch-aj1-low-black-toe/ <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/blog_824.jpg" />Since its debut in 1985, the Air Jordan 1 Low has become one of the most recognised and worn sneaks worldwide. Designed by Nike for basketball legend Michael Jordan, the AJ1 Low was the first low-top sneak to be created for the sportsman.<br /> <br /> Now Footasylum presents our latest addition to our Jordan collection- the Air Jordan 1 Low Black Toe. Set to launch on Saturday 27th April this sneak is a must have for your summer wardrobe.<br /> <br /> This colourway was one of the ten original Air Jordan 1 High colourways to be released in 1985 meaning this sneak will give off some serious retro vibes for summer 2019.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> After the huge popularity of the Black Toe high top, Jordan has decided to transfer the colourway to their Low silhouette this year and keep most of the original features from 1985.<img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/BLOG_POST_2.jpg" /><br /> <br /> There are of course a few tweaks which prove that Jordan is a brand that can adapt and appeal to current trends. White leather is used as the base, while black nubuck is used in place of the standard black leather from the high top version.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Of course, the Jumpman makes itself known and a contrasting white logo appears on the black tongue as well as a more understated stitched ball and wings logo on the heel.<br /> <br /> However, you style these sneaks this summer they are guaranteed to get you noticed on or off the court.<br /> <br /> Available <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/jordan/">online</a> from 8am on Saturday 27th April and in the following stores: Manchester, Birmingham Bullring, Stratford and White City.<br /> <br /> Want to keep the kids looking fresh? You can also pick up the Junior version of the Black Toe sneak online and in the following stores: Manchester, Birmingham Bullring, Cardiff, Stratford, Trafford Mega, Brighton and White City. Trend Spotter: Animal Print https://www.footasylum.com/trend-spotter-animal-print/ https://www.footasylum.com/trend-spotter-animal-print/#comments Thu, 18 Apr 2019 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/trend-spotter-animal-print/ <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/blog_823.jpg" /><br /> <br /> Having one statement animal print piece in your collection has always been pretty standard, but now if you don&rsquo;t have leopard tees, snake print sneaks and zebra hair accessories you&rsquo;re doing it wrong.<br /> <br /> Animal print made a huge comeback last year and the trend is only set to grow again this year. We&rsquo;ve gathered a few of our best wild prints to keep your look up to date and a little on the wild side.<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="WX7dGwHZnWK8Hxvzcx6TPRoenhAAYOjH" 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/s1U1iXo4DAKTAjxwiszl426pmTA1JHS5NgqkCzAyHFw=/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>Leopard sneaks</strong><br /> A bold fashion statement if there ever was one. Leopard sneaks are the perfect way to brighten up a simple outfit. Pair with jeans and a white tee for a laid back casual look or mix it up with other prints to reflect your personality.<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="zDj9iiSNcWeclec3iLuCH70Nr6dI48sz" 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/2w10b7rgOZdpAZs81AzEY6w5gnVbgjdjOhvDO-nHfwU=/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 snake in the pack</strong><br /> A more subtle way to keep your look on-trend is with a snake skin trainer. Less out there than the leopard print, the muted tones of snake print make it a more wearable addition to your collection. Pair with jeans, dresses or jumpsuits for your everyday look.<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="JLnwBJgP41cq1NE4IzF8uXziS3xIS2t4" 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/kpKoeG4PFFqPlBAp8xr6QMXI18pJrgP20B6j_KovP68=/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>Bold apparel</strong><br /> If you prefer to keep your sneaks simple, go for a statement animal print piece of clothing.&nbsp; Keep it low key with a leopard logo or go all out with a colourful techno zebra stripe jacket.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp; Festival Style Inspiration https://www.footasylum.com/festival-style-inspiration/ https://www.footasylum.com/festival-style-inspiration/#comments Wed, 17 Apr 2019 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/festival-style-inspiration/ <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/blog_822.jpg" /> If like us, you spent the whole of last weekend crushing over Coachella outfits and wishing you were out in the field covered in glitter, it&rsquo;s probably time to start thinking about what you&rsquo;re going to wear to the festivals you have lined up for summer.<br /> <br /> Anything goes at a festival and although it is all about the music there are some pretty high style stakes involved too so preparation is key. Parklife, Leeds or Lovebox you want to look on point. Whether you like the urban or laid back look Footasylum has the garms to give you the ultimate festival vibes.<br /> <br /> We&rsquo;ve put together two outfits that will make sure you&rsquo;re a headliner in the festival style game and will get you noticed in the fields.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/Festival_style_inspiration_blogOutfit_1.jpg" /><br /> <br /> Our first outfit looks effortlessly on-point and keeps you prepared for any weather, which is key during the British Summer. The star of this outfit has to be the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/women/womens-clothing/jackets/levis-womens-clear-baggy-trucker-jacket-white-135101/"> Levi&rsquo;s Clear Baggy Trucker jacket</a>. Apart from keeping you dry when the weather doesn&rsquo;t live up to the hype, the jacket is clear so everyone can still see your fire outfit. The super lightweight material also means it isn&rsquo;t too much of an effort to carry and shouldn&rsquo;t stop you dancing.<br /> <br /> It wouldn&rsquo;t be a festival without dungarees and these <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/women/womens-clothing/playsuits-jumpsuits/levis-womens-vintage-short-dungaree-blue-135098/">Levi&rsquo;s Dungarees</a> are the perfect festival essential. Designed with robust denim, these threads will last the whole weekend and keep you looking on point. Pair the dungarees with the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/women/womens-clothing/tshirts/nike-womens-leopard-print-tshirt-desert-ochre-black-4023133/"> Nike Leopard Print tee</a> to keep your style wild and on trend for summer 2019. <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>It also wouldn&rsquo;t be a festival without a pair of Dr. Martens and the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/women/womens-footwear/boots/dr-martens-womens-sinclair-boot-black-4027678/">Sinclair Boots</a> are perfect for a weekend in the field. An alternative to wellies, your Docs will keep your feet dry (which is essential) while also giving off an edgy vibe and turning you into a fully-fledged festival goer. The platform sole takes us right back to the 90s and we can&rsquo;t wait to be raving in a field with these on our feet.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</div> <div><img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/Festival_style_inspiration_blogOutfit_2%20.jpg" /></div> <div>A quirky print paired with plain black accessories is always going to be a winner. The headliner for this outfit is the <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/women/womens-clothing/pants/daisy-street-womens-camo-pant-pink-dark-green-4026331/">Daisy Street camo print pants</a>. With a high waist and a slim fit, the pants will make you look good no matter your shape and will also give your outfit an urban vibe made for the fields. Available in three different colourways, there&rsquo;s bound to be a camo print that will see you through your summer festivals.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Keep the rest of the outfit simple with a simple <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/women/womens-clothing/tshirts/nike-womens-crop-mini-swoosh-tshirt-black-4022981/">black Nike crop top</a>. A crop with high waist pants is always a winner and will also keep you cool if the sun does decide to appear. This Swoosh tee makes a statement without being loud and is definitely a tee you should cop for summer.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Keep the outfit classic with a pair of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/womens/womens-footwear/trainers/nike-womens-air-max-97-trainer-122742/">all black Air Max 97</a>. One of the most recognised sneak silhouettes across the world, this shoe is the ultimate festival party sneak that will keep you comfy and looking fresh.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Looking for more festival inspo? Check out our <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/just-landed/new-womens/">new in</a> and collection of <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/womens/womens-footwear/boots/">boots</a> to make sure you&rsquo;re ready for the fields.</div> Exclusive Launch: Air Jordan 1 University Gold https://www.footasylum.com/exclusive-launch-air-jordan-1-university-gold/ https://www.footasylum.com/exclusive-launch-air-jordan-1-university-gold/#comments Thu, 11 Apr 2019 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/exclusive-launch-air-jordan-1-university-gold/ <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/blog_821.jpg" />Exclusive to Footasylum, the Air Jordan 1 University gold colourway is set to launch on Saturday 13th April and you&#39;re definitely going to want to cop a pair of these.<br /> <br /> The latest Jordan drop has been inspired by the original low Jumpman from 1985, which was the first low-top sneak designed by Nike for on-court legend Michael Jordan. Designed by Peter Moore the low sneaker had a simple design including the Swoosh and Jordan Wings logo.<br /> <br /> This latest black, white and gold colourway will get you noticed on and off the court. The AJ1 Low University Gold also recognises the link between the Air Jordan 1 and skateboarding, as skate was one of the first subcultures to repurpose the silhouette.<br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/FA_WK15_CH_AJ1_LOW_BLOG_2.jpg" /><br /> <br /> As a nod to skate culture, the latest AJ1 has a suede upper in a variety of classic Jumpman colours. With their signature sail colour on the toe box and quarter, while the overlays are split between black on the mudguard and eyestays.<br /> <br /> Red accents on the tongue make it clear that this shoe is coming from one of the best in the business. However, the most eye-catching colour on the whole shoe is the fresh shade of yellow on the sole which is giving us the ultimate summer vibes.<br /> <br /> Available only at Footasylum both <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-footwear/trainers/jordan-air-jordan-1-retro-low-trainer-sail-gym-red-university-gold-4022758/">online</a> from 8am on the 13th April 2019 and in our Stratford and White City stores. Be quick- it&#39;s set to be a sell-out. Get to know Jasmine Lasode https://www.footasylum.com/get-to-know-jasmine-lasode/ https://www.footasylum.com/get-to-know-jasmine-lasode/#comments Tue, 09 Apr 2019 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/get-to-know-jasmine-lasode/ <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/Blog_820.jpg" />Last year, to celebrate Air Max Day 2018, Nike launched the On Air competition- giving shoe fans the chance to design their own Swoosh to go on sale for summer 2019.<br /> <br /> Nike fans across the globe were then trusted to narrow down the entries to six different designs, each from different cities.<br /> <br /> London&rsquo;s winner Jasmine Lasode designed a pair of fresh sneaks named The Summer of Love. The Air Max 97&#39;s have an on-trend neon colourway and a hidden tribute to Jasmine&#39;s girlfriend and we can&#39;t wait to cop a pair on the 13th April.<br /> <br /> We caught up with Jasmine ahead of the release of her trainer to see how she feels about designing her very own Swoosh.<br /> <br /> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="428" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ykDmzdDQsnM" width="650"></iframe><br /> <strong>Outside of what you&rsquo;ve done recently what else are you into? We&rsquo;ve seen on your Instagram all the graphics you&rsquo;ve done for the Party People, do you want to just tell us a bit about that?</strong><br /> <br /> Yeah, so I am a graphic designer I do freelance and stuff like that. My main goal apart from this whole shoe thing is to have my own brand out there. Party People is one of my new projects at the moment. It&rsquo;s for the party people, I like my music I like people. I just want to make not necessarily just clothing, branch it out to accessories maybe? Do a bit more. For the people.<br /> <br /> <strong>Going back to how this all came around what made you enter London on Air in the first place?</strong><br /> <br /> The reason I entered London Air is that my friend sent me the application, and she said: &ldquo;you should try this&rdquo;. So I thought why not? I looked at the application and it looked fun so I filled it out thinking that no one was actually going to see it. But I got through so I was like &ldquo;oh wow&rdquo;.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>Do you feel like you put a lot of effort and time into it or did you just think this would be cool, I&rsquo;ll shoot it off?</strong><br /> <br /> When I first applied I thought this would be cool, shoot it off. There was a question, that asked what was your inspiration, and I said, my girlfriend. I don&rsquo;t think I would have said that if I knew what I&rsquo;d got myself into.<br /> <br /> <strong>So tell us about the design process and what each element of the trainer really means to you?</strong><br /> <br /> This shoe is quite personal really it&rsquo;s kind of a memory in a shoe. So you have the 97p going across one of the stripes which I took massive inspiration from those price tags in off licences from. They are coloured card, normally neon which is kind of where the colour comes in. But it says like 89p, I don&rsquo;t know, you&rsquo;ve got Yam for 99p and the shoe is obviously a 97 so that&rsquo;s where the 97 comes from and the p comes from the price tags in an off licence.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The colourway is very summer, good vibes, party people vibes and that also come from the shop price tags too. You&rsquo;ve got Air 247, obviously, this is an Air Max and 24/7, off licenses are mostly 24/7. Also on one shoe you&rsquo;ve got closed and the other you&rsquo;ve got open so that has an off licence feel. &lsquo;Good Chat&rsquo; on the back of the shoe is actually my girlfriend&#39;s nickname, when we first ever met, she saved her name as &lsquo;Lauren good chat&rsquo; on my phone and now still in my phone it&rsquo;s &lsquo;Lauren good chat&rsquo; so I thought this shoe is based on a memory we shared so why not have her on the shoe?<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/image_2.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <strong>The shoe&rsquo;s going to be there forever as well.</strong><br /> <br /> Yeah, we can&rsquo;t break up now.<br /> <br /> <strong>You spoke about the elements from the off licenses and the London colours and summer vibes, but why the Summer of Love?</strong><br /> <br /> Because that summer, the Summer of Love was when we first got together and I love her. Obviously, it&rsquo;s in summer, summer is my favourite time of the year, I&rsquo;m a summer baby so that&rsquo;s my time.<br /> <br /> <strong>When you got told that you won do you remember where you were? How did you even get told?</strong><br /> <br /> So when the voting was going on, half a day it would change who was in the lead. When it cut off I didn&rsquo;t know if I was in the lead. So I got a call from Nike in London and they told me to come in. They said all the winners were coming in, they said you&rsquo;re going to come and we&rsquo;re going to speak to you.<br /> <br /> So I didn&rsquo;t know what I was coming in for&nbsp;because they said they were doing it with all them. I sat down in the room with three Nike team members and one of them was smiling. I thought &lsquo;have I won, no have I?&rsquo; And then she was like thanks, you did really well and I thought &lsquo;oh I&rsquo;ve not won I can&rsquo;t believe it&rsquo; and then she was kind of like Simon Cowell vibes and then they told me on the spot in the office that I won. I couldn&rsquo;t believe it really.<br /> <br /> <strong>How did you react?</strong><br /> <br /> I was shocked, I didn&rsquo;t try and rein it in at all. I was very surprised.<br /> <br /> <strong>So the big question what is the Nike World HQ like?</strong><br /> <br /> It was a mad experience; the Nike HQ was a mad experience. When I got there I didn&rsquo;t realise how huge it was. There&rsquo;s a room of history and it was really interesting to see all the different elements and all the Nike shoes in the past and how many there really are. Some shoes I&rsquo;d never seen before. But it was such a memorable experience.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/HLB_Nike1.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 520px;" /><br /> <br /> <strong>Talk us through the production process, was there anything that surprised you?</strong> <div><br /> This process has been nearly a year now, the production for me I thought was quite quick. The first sample which was different from this one, the time that was changed wasn&rsquo;t long at all. It was like that&rsquo;s number one change that and that, oh there&rsquo;s number two.<br /> <br /> I have massive respect for the whole production of the shoe. The colours, I didn&rsquo;t realise how perfect they could get colours. It&rsquo;s such a bright orange and I wanted a bright orange and they did what I asked them to do.<br /> <br /> <strong>Was there anything that surprised you?</strong></div> <div><br /> Not really, it was pretty streamlined, Nike is very streamlined.<br /> <br /> <strong>Have you carried on designing since and has winning the competition ignited any hidden passion for designing shoes?</strong><br /> <br /> I have continued designing since. I have projects I&rsquo;m getting into for the Party People, there&rsquo;s another brand my girlfriend and I want to do but this whole process kind of re-inspired me to do my own thing. Not many people see my work but this shoe, a lot of people have seen it. Actually realising people like what I do has kind of given me more confidence within my work to go on to venture to do other stuff. I wouldn&rsquo;t say no to another shoe design at all Summer Love part two, but I&rsquo;d love to do something with shoes after this situation.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>How will you be celebrating the release of your first shoe design?</strong></div> <div><br /> I&rsquo;m going to celebrate the release with a massive party. This whole situation has been a year, but I want to celebrate with all my friends with good vibes, have fun just throw a party.<br /> <br /> <strong>What&rsquo;s next for you and can we expect any more designs?</strong><br /> <br /> What is next? I don&rsquo;t know what next is really, definitely continue designing, get some of my old stuff out to the world. You might see shoes, you might not, I can&rsquo;t tell you.<br /> <br /> <em>Jasmine&rsquo;s Summer of Love Air Max 97 will be available online only from the 13th April 2019 so make sure you pick up a pair for the ultimate summer vibes.<br /> <br /> While you&rsquo;re waiting to cop a pair why not shop our <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/just-landed/new-mens/new-mens-footwear/">new in men&rsquo;s footwear</a> and <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/just-landed/new-mens/new-mens-clothing/">clothing</a> to keep yourself looking fresh.</em></div> Launch: Air Jordan 1 Low White/Gum https://www.footasylum.com/launch-air-jordan-1-low-whitegum/ https://www.footasylum.com/launch-air-jordan-1-low-whitegum/#comments Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/launch-air-jordan-1-low-whitegum/ <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/Blog_819.jpg" />The Air Jordan 1 Low made it&#39;s debut back in 1985 and was the first low-top sneak designed by Nike for basketball legend Michael Jordan. Created by Jordan 1 super designer Peter Moore the low sneaker had a simple design including the Swoosh and Jordan Wings logo.<br /> <br /> Making its return in the 2000s the Air Jordan 1 Low has stayed true its simple design but is still one of the OG&#39;s of sportswear for the street and it is no different with the latest colourway.<br /> <br /> Launching on Saturday 6th April is the Air Jordan 1 White/Gum which draws some inspiration from skate culture while staying true to its classic design. Certain to be your choice of summer sneak this pair of Jordan&#39;s has an unusual colour palette that will help you make a statement.<br /> <br /> A gum coloured suede with a beige hue makes up the midsole of the shoe and paired with a white tongue, white laces and black lining it sounds like everything you&#39;ve come to expect from the Jumpman.<br /> <br /> However, Jordan has mixed it up for summer with a hyper pink sole that demands attention and gets you noticed for all the right reasons.<br /> <br /> The gum/white colourway is available <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/men/mens-footwear/trainers/jordan-air-jordan-1-retro-low-trainer-white-white-gum-yellow-4023775/">online</a> from 8am on the 6th April 2019 and in our Stratford and White City stores, but be quick- this reimagination of a classic is sure to be a sell-out. Launch: Footasylum Drive Thru https://www.footasylum.com/launch-footasylum-drive-thru/ https://www.footasylum.com/launch-footasylum-drive-thru/#comments Mon, 01 Apr 2019 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/launch-footasylum-drive-thru/ <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/blog_818.jpg" /><br /> <br /> Yep, you read that right &ndash; the Footasylum Drive Thru has finally landed!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> After months of top secret planning we are excited to finally bring you the first ever sneaker drive thru. Opening this Friday 5<sup>th</sup> April, the Manchester based drive thru is set to be the first of many, making topping up your trainer collection quicker and smoother than ever before.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Much like your favourite fast food, you simply drive up to the first window, pick and pay for your trainers and proceed to the next window to await your shiny new sneaks. Perfect!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> If you&rsquo;re not in the Manchester area don&rsquo;t worry, there are more drive thrus opening across the UK throughout 2019 so keep your eyes peeled.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Be sure to check out our social channels and share your drive thru experience with us! The history files: Nike Air Max https://www.footasylum.com/the-history-files-nike-air-max/ https://www.footasylum.com/the-history-files-nike-air-max/#comments Tue, 26 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/the-history-files-nike-air-max/ <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/blog_817.jpg" /><br /> Nike Air Max is an instantly recognisable sneaker franchise around the globe, whether you&rsquo;re a sneaker head or a sneaker snob. But who is the mastermind behind this famous Swoosh franchise? What is the point of a trainer full of air? Let us explain&hellip;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>An icon was born</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/nike-brand-page/">Nike</a> first introduced its revolutionary Air Cushioning Technology in 1979, changing the way athletes approached their running shoes forever. By 1987, the science behind the air unit in the shoes had advanced rapidly, meaning the cushioned air unit was bigger and comfier than ever before. This is when Nike decided to make the air unit visible, creating the first Nike Air Max trainer.<br /> <br /> From here on out, there was no going back. People wanted the air bubbles, the comfort, the style. The trainers worked for both running and fashion, making this design a game changer from day one.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Now for the geeky stuff, and it might surprise you.<br /> <br /> Former NASA scientist M. Frank Rudy discovered that he could take gas and pump it into a bubble that could be placed into the sole of a trainer, cool right? The problem was nobody would take him on, until he knocked on the door of Nike, and as they say, the rest is history.<br /> <br /> Whilst some of the air bubble is visible in the Air Max soles today, what you can&rsquo;t see is that the bubble actually runs almost the whole length of the sole. This air pocket changed the running game instantly, with its reactive nature to the wearers bounce and stride providing both practicality and comfort.<br /> <br /> Over the years, the air quantity and location has developed, typically providing more air, less rubber and a lighter high performance running shoe.<br /> <br /> <strong>The Air family</strong><br /> <br /> The <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/brands/nike/nike-air-max/?category_list_brands=mens">Nike Air Max 1</a> wasn&rsquo;t alone for long, with the lesser talked about Nike Air Max Light released just two years later, boasting an even lighter sole &ndash; as the name would suggest. The sneaks were then designed, developed and released within quick succession of each other, each offering different silhouettes and colourways with the same Nike Air technology.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Check out the full <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/nike-brand-page/">Air Max</a> collection now to get your little piece of history. Nike Air Max Day 2019 https://www.footasylum.com/nike-air-max-day-2019/ https://www.footasylum.com/nike-air-max-day-2019/#comments Tue, 26 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT https://www.footasylum.com/nike-air-max-day-2019/ <img alt="" src="http://www.footasylum.com/images/blog/blog_816.jpg" /><br /> What&rsquo;s better than getting a new pair of Nike Air Max? Gifting a pair.<br /> <br /> For Air Max Day 2019, Nike are foregoing their tradition of launching a new limited edition sneak, and are instead launching their &lsquo;Give Fresh Air&rsquo; campaign.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <a href="https://www.nike.com/gb/en_gb/">Nike</a> released the following statement about the campaign:<br /> <br /> &ldquo;With the launch of the Air Max 1 in 1987, a revolution began. In the years since, Nike and &lsquo;Air&rsquo; have become synonymous while expanding its loyal following.<br /> <br /> Although March 26, 1987, marks the beginning of the epic Air Max journey, this Air Max Day launches a new chapter focused on taking action. We know that change happens when people come together. Give Fresh Air is a rally cry to unify sneaker culture around a shared passion to ignite change. Nike and our partners will create ways to give &lsquo;Air&rsquo; to support local organizations and champion the power of community.<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="WB90hQ0QHBQ2BLTXAiICSC66GQ2hacrX" 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/cuC3-1CkBzEgo3F974lSvG-biKcBMmxjANsr3JRuiwY=/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 /> Our launch this Air Max Day won&rsquo;t be a shoe but a call to action to pay it forward. 3.26.19 will not be about buying sneakers, it will be about giving them to others. We will leverage the power of the Nike network to elevate and heroize these stories and in the process champion one of the largest sneaker drives in modern history. This Air Max Day, don&rsquo;t buy. Give.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> This may come as a shock to sneaker heads around the globe, however Nike have confirmed that any previously planned releases will still be coming out over the coming months.<br /> <br /> Keep your eyes peeled for some big drops lined up over on our <a href="https://www.footasylum.com/just-landed/new-in/">new in</a> section. 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 /> 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 /> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/_IrzNflLwTk" width="560"></iframe><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‚Äôs 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.