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Luke Meier X Vans Syndicate Seylynn S

Monday, September 21st, 2015

 

Introducing the Luke Meier X Vans Syndicate Seylynn S

 

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To help celebrate the 10nth anniversary of Vans Syndicate, they have asked once head of design at Supreme, Luke Meier to work on a shoe for them. What he came up with is now known as the Seylynn S, it was based upon the Zero Low which was released in 2010 whilst he was still at Supreme. Now creative director with menswear label OAMC, he often likes to challenge the ‘norm’, merging together high end fashion with streetwear function and the Seylynn S is just that, the elegant shoe silhouette has been transformed into a fully functional Vans skateboarding classic. Like the other collections from Vans Syndicate, only the best materials are used, Meier has opted for an all white buttery premium nubuck leather construction with the inclusion of a classic rubber vulcanized sole, reinforced ollie patch on the toe panel, Vans ultracrush HD footbeds and it has the signature Syndicate 10th anniversary artwork in gold on the footbeds. Perhaps the best way to describe the thought process behind the shoe would be from the man himself, so here are a few words from him that we borrowed, taken from his Syndicate interview.

 

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This year marks the 10th year anniversary of Syndicate. We are bringing back some of favourite shoes and collaborations. Is the anniversary model a colour you wanted to make before? What was the process behind the updated version? 

 

 

It’s actually a colour I never really imagined, but when the guys approached me with the idea I thought it was fresh. The updated version was mostly put together by the Syndicate guys. I had some input, but it’s really been their initiative.

 

 

Was designing the Vans Syndicate shoe a new experience for you at the time? Tell me a little bit about your background at Supreme as well as school and how that informed this shoe.

 

 

It was a new experience because while I’d worked with Vans (through Supreme) for a long time, this was the first shoe that was a completely new style that I was able to make. I started designing for Supreme in 1999, and working with James (Jebbia) and all the talented people there definitely helped to shape my approach to making things.

 

 

You designed the shoe from scratch or based on an existing model?

 

The upper of the shoe was designed from scratch, but we used a classic Vans vulc outsole.

 

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Most of the time when people do shoes for Vans they are colour-ways or slightly altered versions of their classics. Do you like the classics? Did you ever wear any of them growing up?

 

I grew up with Vans, and have had most of their classic models at one time or another. I got my first pair when I was about 8 or 9 years old. Freshest kid in school that day … black and white checkerboard slip ons. I have always had at least one pair of Eras or Authentics ever since.

 

 

What were the styles that inspired the shoe you designed? Did you want something skateable or more fashionable?

 

Because the idea was ‘Destroy Luxury’, I wanted to make a skate shoe of luxurious materials that was supposed to be shredded. Even more, I wanted people who skate to really like the shoe for skating; style is the bonus. Many different people have told me that they like to skate in the shoe, so I think it was successful in that regard. There wasn’t a particular style that inspired the shoe, it was more an approach of how can I make a shoe with Vans DNA look a bit more ‘luxurious’.

 

 

Is the piece on the side for ollie protection?

 

Yeah. It’s the spot on a skate shoe that gets the most abuse, so I put the most luxurious material there … to be destroyed.

 

 

Was it cool to imagine people skating in the shoes?

 

It’s the main reason I wanted to make them. Vans and skateboarding can’t really be separated in my mind. Skateboarding has had such a profound effect on me, and Vans is part of that. For that reason I will always revere the brand.

 

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Stock is limited on these fine pair of footwear, so be quick and get yours to avoid disappointment !

 

You can see all of our Vans Syndicate collection by clicking here > http://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/vans-syndicate.html

 

 


Lakai x Earl Sweatshirt

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

 

Lakai x Earl Sweatshirt have teamed up to present a collection of fresh footwear. Mr Sweatshirt grew up skating with Lakai team rider, Nakel Smith so as you can imagine the collaboration came naturally through friendship.

 

Lakai’s Camby silhouette serves as the canvas for this collaboration and Sweatshirt offers up the shoe in 3 different color-ways. Available in red, green and a grey/blue/orange patterned colorway, which borrows the print used for the lining of the other two.


The Lakai x Earl Sweatshirt capsule collection is available now from our website

 

To Commemorate the release of the collaboration, Lakai followed Earl and Nakel around all day to see how the other half live… check it out!

 

 

http://youtu.be/lim6j7lj1b0


Nike SB ‘Lunar One Shot’

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014


Nike SB have designed a new skateboarding shoe for the market which has been put through its tests by Nike SB team riders Shane O’Neill and Sean Malto. The Nike SB Lunar One Shot was designed with functionality in mind sporting a flexible herringbone outsole, mesh heel pocket, a padded heel and 2-piece construction which gives you that instant broken-in feeling ready to wear fresh out of the box. The simple & sleek design features the latest innovation system from Nike – the Lunarlon cushioning which has been specifically designed to provide springy support on impact not to mention the 30% difference in lightness compared to conventional cushioning.

 

You can buy Nike SB Lunar One Shot from our website in sizes UK7 – UK10 while stocks last! Take a closer look at a few images below…

 

Check out Shane O’Neill in action with the Lunar One Shot.

 

http://youtu.be/2kHUq8-i9PM


HUF Footwear Fall 13′

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

 

Made by skateboarders, for skateboarders, HUF represents a forward-thinking, innovative skateboard brand. HUF-founder Keith Hufnagel grew up skateboarding in the gritty streets of New York City’s late-80s but in the early 90’s moved to San Francisco to peruse his skateboarding dream and not long later turned professional. Hufnagel saw an opportunity to give back to that same community which had raised him, and opened a small boutique on an offbeat block of San Francisco’s Tenderloin District and called it, HUF.

With the rapid growth and popularity of the HUF store, Keith felt the necessity to launch his own line, HUF, which combined and represented the elements of skateboarding, street wear, and sneaker fashion. A decade since its creation, HUF has evolved into an independent manufacturer of premium apparel, footwear, and skateboarding goods.

Huf Footwear have released their Fall 13′ range which is a full and varied range to accommodate for all skating and casual sides of footwear from leather boots, to suede sneakers. Check out the range below which can be purchased from our website.

 

HR-1 Runner Leather Mesh Nylon Gray/Navy Shoes

 

Arena Porto Suede Leather Royal/Gum

 

Ramondetta Pro Suede Canvas Grey/Gum

 

 

Pepper Pro Suede Ash Navy Elephant

 

Check the latest edit from HUF welcoming Felix Lensing to its team!


Nike SB Chronicles Vol. 2 Trailer

Monday, October 21st, 2013

 

Nike SB is back for round 2 with featured riders Luan Oliveira, Daryl Angel, Donovon Piscopo, Theotis Beasley, Justin Brock, Shane O’Neill and Ishod Wair. You know this is going to be worth the wait but for now go check out the teaser/trailer below.

 

 

 

Follow this Nike sb shoes link to view Manchester’s largest range.


Huf Shoes, Plantlife weed Socks and everything in between

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

So we’ve just got our first drop from Huf and the range is massive including all new footwear with styles from Ramondetta and Joey Pepper plus many more to come. Also the ever popular Huf plant life weed socks in all new colours along with some of the best patterned 5 panels and snapback hats we’ve seen this season. Just click the pictures below for all things Huf and don’t forget to check back soon for more from the Huf skate shoe range and Holiday 13 Huf clothing.