Winter is upon us, daylight hours are shortened, the weather is getting more dreary and toes are getting colder! Fear not though… check out Vans offering of the Cold Weather Classics Holiday 2012 release, which will at least keep your heart warm whilst you’re waiting to cop a pair from this stylish, yet highly convenient pack!
I love this entire collection, which features a variety of Vans models, including the 106 vulcanized, classic Era and Mid Skool, as well as the all new Outdoor Switchback silhouette. With a mixture of watertight pigskin, vulc soles, suede uppers and fleece linings, this pack is top notch for the coming cold weather months. My personal favourites have to be the Mid Skool 77s in brown, so fresh!
Check out your local Vans brand retailer now or visit Surfdome to cop these treats!
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll often see me uploading pics of a pair of AM1′s I picked up 2 years ago which have club purple panels on them. They literally are my staple Summer shoe and I’m fully amazed that they still look as fresh as the day I bought them.
Anyway, when I saw this women’s release, my jaw dropped and I drooled everywhere. I NEED TO GET MY HANDS ON THESE!
Nike WMNS Air Max Correlate White/Club Purple-Turquoise Blue-Dark Grey
Made from a mixture of Air Max silhouettes, the Correlate is just the right blend of everything I love! The dark grey branding and Swoosh let the club purple and turquoise shine but aren’t lost when perfectly placed next to the white mesh and rubber. A classic colourway on a timeless silhouette.. I’m itching to buy these.
When Summer comes, my Black/White Vans Authentic’s and my Vintage Surf Mahogany Era’s are staple shoes.. perfect for the beach or just for walking around in the day or night. When Winter hits, I pull out my Sk8 Hi’s or Half Cabs to keep my feet warm whilst being two of the most comfortable shoes I own.
I’ve been thinking that I haven’t picked up a nice pair of Era’s in a while and just my luck.. Vans are releasing a Two Tone pack consisting of a Half Cab, An Era and a 106 Vulc.. So much choice!
Vans Classics ‘Two Tone’ Pack
People always say that black and blue don’t go.. but I’ve never understood it.. My favourite of the three is the Half Cab, there’s just something about the placement of the two colours against each other and also how lush the suede across the front of the toe box looks that have drawn me in! I definitely think the colours used within this two tone pack work really well together.
I’m doubtful that these will drop in sizes small enough for me.. but if you pick any up, send us pics!
Which is your favourite pair? Let us know here!
This isn’t a new camo print just a new WMNS AM90 for us ladies!
Nike WMNS Air Max 90 ‘Stormblue/Stormblue-Jersey Gold’
So I’ll begin with the obvious, an all leather ‘stormblue’ upper which is perfect for winter as it’s wipe clean and will stand out in this snowy weather! The ‘jersey gold’ sole and branding add a slight feminine touch to an otherwise unisex colourway. But this isn’t all that’s special about this WMNS release..
These Air Max 90′s feature a snakeskin camo ankle collar and Swoosh which add texture and something a little bit different to this shoe. I must admit, there is something smurf-like about this 90 but I like it! I know I want to see it up close and definitely try before I buy.. but that’s just because the colour is so far from something I’d normally go for.. however.. cop while you can as I don’t think these will be in stock for long!
Last week we featured some AM90′s in that creme caramel, tasty looking colourway..
Well here’s some beach life for the ladies..
Nike WMNS Dunk High Skinny ‘Beach/Shale/Yellow Diamond’
With a leather and canvas upper, this shoe will definitely keep out that winter chill and you won’t catch your feet getting wet through the April showers (which I have a feeling will come a few months early). The two tones work perfectly together with the ‘yellow diamond’ stitching bringing both colours together in a seriously subtle way.
This dunk, with it’s padded tongue and collar will keep your foot and ankle feeling secure and your soles feeling comfortable and happy throughout the day!
I’d rock these with some black leggings or jeans and one of my plain warm winter hoodies, letting the shoes bring the outfit to life!
Get yours here.
I told you last week about the Black/Pink Safari AM1s that were on their way to me after a fierce eBay bidding war.. Well, they arrived!
The all black safari print is undoubtedly my favourite of any WMNS safari AM1. Over the past few months, I’ve definitely moved from mostly owning white based sneakers, to falling in love with the mainly black colourways and these are no exception! The pink sock rim and top eyelets add a bright hint of colour that makes the black safari print really stand out.
No other word than FIIYYAHH comes to mind, every time I see these beasts sitting in my bedroom.
My favourite AM1 purchase by a mile!
These beasts are my favourite of the bunch. How sick is that Volt colour?? The White, Medium Grey and Obsidian contrast perfectly with the Volt panels and would definitely brighten up any dull Wintery day!
I love how these sneakers are really feminine without being toooo girly and of course that leather mudguard makes them ideal for winter weather! Titolo have got the Little Soles covered, with sizes in these beasts starting from UK 3.5!
The Vans “Nordic” print Chukka boot is an interesting change to all the Aztec and Native American prints I’ve been seeing lately.
The “Nordic” Chukka boots are part of the Vans California Holiday 2011 collection and are a combination of leather, suede and rubber. Available in two soft, warm colourways, these beauties should land in time for Winter!
While grey may not be our favourite colour when it comes to the weather, we love it on our kicks!
These Air Max 90s feature Medium Grey uppers, Neutral Grey mesh and Mineral Blue inserts and Swoosh, giving them a soft, muted feel but the dark blue laces really help the sneaker to stand out, making them strong and quite masculine (perhaps the male counterpart to the WMNS Glacier beasts Yani posted here?!)
My sneaker collection is severely lacking in the blue department and I just love how these sneakers are so simple yet really strong. I’m definitely going to hang on until the winter to rock these cold kicks.
There’s no word on UK stockists yet, but get them here from the good folks at Titolo.
So I haven’t filled you all in with my latest purchases. Over the past few months I’ve managed to pick up some amazing finds.
Here is number one of three..
Nike WMNS Air Max ’95 ‘Neutral Grey/Citrus’
These were released in October 2000 and are now mine, unworn, new out of the box.
The base colour is so fresh, and with the citrus branding, eyelets, air bubbles and sole this sneaker is perfect! I’m totally in love with them and so happy I managed to grab them and add them to my collection!
Although the neutral grey is a wintery colour, with the bright additions, these look amazing with a pair of shorts, against tanned legs! I can’t wait to wear these out loads this Summer. It’s also amazing to finally have an old Nike sneaker box in my shoe tower, how I’ve missed that two tone box!