News Tagged ‘sneakers’

Vans Syndicate x Harmony Korine

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Proud to announce that once again we at the Black Sheep along with other very selected stockists are to bring you a new Vans Syndicate collaboration,  coming to you on Saturday the 21st of March! Vans syndicate have joined forces with Harmony Korine, and are bringing you his design on a classic slip (Slip-on Pro S ) on and an eye catching Authentic model (Authentic Pro S ). For those of you who don’t know the name Harmony Korine, he is an American film directer, producer, author, screen writer and an occasional actor. He has written and directed Spring Breakers, Julien Donkey-Boy, Mister Lonely and Gummo but he is best known for writing the film Kids.


Both shoes will be available in sizes UK 7 – UK 11. Limited stock on both so be on the ball and get up early to avoid disappointment! The Slip-On Pro S is priced at £69.95 and the Authentic Pro S is priced at £79.95


Slip-On Pro S


Ultracush insole helps spread impact protection.

Duracap toe for premium protection in high-wear zones.

Classic Vans Checkerboard colourway.

Classic suede upper with a timeless Vans waffle sole.





Authentic Pro S


Classic Vans Checkerboard print, metal eyelets.

Features limited artwork printed onto the sole of the shoes.

A Pro skate specification shoe, dura toe-cap which helps durability in high-wear areas.

Classic suede & canvas upper with a timeless Vans rubber vulc sole




Emerica Skate Shoes

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Emerica doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. Started in 1996 this company has done so much for skateboarding and I feel like other companies are pushing real skate brands out of skateboarding which is bullshit. Emerica have been on point with every aspect of the company. Producing some of skateboarding’s finest video’s, designing the best skate shoes and sponsoring some of the raddest skaters out there. Andrew Reynolds has had a huge influence on the company and it wasn’t for him, I doubt it would be the brand it is today. Watch his section from Baker 3 below and I’ll be surprised if your not out skating later today….



Reynolds also has a section in Emerica’s ‘This is skateboarding’ which was released in 2003.  It also has parts from Heath Kirtchard, Kevin Long, Bryan Herman, Ed Templeton, Austin Stephens, Aaron Suski and many more. Probably my favorite video ever made. Here’s the full length video for you guys to get even more hyped…



The latest video they released was ‘Made’ which is once again and unbelievable watch! Having sections from new additions to the team such as Jerry Hsu, this hands down needs to be part of your DVD collection. It’s safe to say Emerica are on it. Also when it comes down to producing some of skateboarding’s finest skate shoes and clothing they have never failed to impress. I remember my first proper skate shoe after skating in trainers for many years and it was a pair of Emerica Heretic’s and they were dope. Bit chunky but that was the style back then, the difference between how big shoes were to how slim they are now is madness. Here’s some recent Westgate’s  they have brought out.



On top of their product they also hold a skate event every year called ‘Wild in the streets’ which has been a huge success. It has been hosted in different cities all over the world from London UK to Detroit USA. It’s pretty much letting all the skaters going wild in streets as one big crowd and skating various spots around the city. It’s amazing to see how many people attend the event. One big family getting together. Keep your eyes peeled for it next year as it will be as always be an event to remember…



It’s been a pleasure to see Emerica grow as a company. I hope it only gets even better as the years go on. The product is mint, the team will always be amazing as it has been for years. There is already a rumor of a new video ‘Made 2’ which is coming out in the near future. Just have a little think the next time your in a sports shop about to purchase some shoes because there could be a pair of dope Emerica’s waiting for you in your local skate shop. We at The Black Sheep are very proud to stock Emerica so come and have a look. I can guarantee you’ll be stoked on it….

Sale On!

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

In this day in age there has never been so much choice available to us mere human beings. Cast your mind back, if you can to think how the good old retail game was back in the 1900’s. Then it was all about local culture and the local corner shops dominated retail,  there were few things such as catalogs so choice was limited, and people were refined to only take what they could carry. Fast forward about 40 years, home refrigeration was here and the automobile and car industry was in full swing. People could go further and bring more back to their homes.  Then up to the 70’s saw the birth of small shopping centers, mass retailers and the hey day of the television advert. Then into the booming 90’s big chain stores and large value retailers seemed to kill off the smaller local businesses and stores. Then we come to now, the digital era, and the internet is seemingly ruling the way we shop. But never fear, your number one, well and truested skateboard store is here to save the day! As well as having some savings to be had online we’ve now got a whole lot of product ( some up to 30% off! ) available to you in our Church Street store in Manchester’s northern quarter. Whether your going on summer holiday and need to be looking fresh, passed those summer exams or just want to update your wardrobe! Your sure to find something here at The Black Sheep !

But remember folks sales don’t last forever! Come and grab yourself a bargain while it lasts!




Tuesday, July 29th, 2014


Vans syndicate presents the Rapiweld ‘S’ Pack. The pack features the Mt. Edition Mid Rapidweld “S” and Seylynn Rapidweld “S” in buttery full grain leather with premium temperature management linings. With a advanced, stitchless upper being combined with Van’s legendary vulcanized outsole, The Rapiweld S pack is yet another first from the leaders in skate performance.
The Rapiweld pack explores the unknown, paying homage and respect to a culture of classified missions led the military, the Air Force and beyond to other specialist forces. Included in the pack are a set of specialized and unique patches symbolizing these secretive operations.  


 We have limited stock available on both , which are available online now and in store so be quick to avoid disappointment!  



 Mt. Edition Mid Rapidweld “S” features full grain leather overlays, Rapidweld mesh/synthetic upper panels and full Outlast® temperature management linings. £119.95 a pair and with free delivery when purchased online.



The  Rapidweld Seylynn “S” features Full grain leather quarter panel and heel, a mesh vamp/tongue with 1.0mm rubber underlay toe cap and ollie patch with thin synthetic rapid weld adhesion and full Outlast® temperature management linings. £89.95 a pair and again don’t forget free delivery for online purchases! 





Adidas Silas SLR

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014


The good folks over at Adidas Skateboarding have presented us with a new addition to the skateboarding range, the Silas SLR. The latest Silas signature shoe is a new hybrid model between a skate shoe and running shoe, and the third Silas model from Adidas. The new silhouette combines a few attributes from the Adidas catalogue such as the upper overlays of the Boston, with inspirations from Silas’s favourite model, the Adistar Racer. Rockin’ the three stripes on a smooth suede upper and delicate golden branding to produce that quality we all love from Adidas.


The Adidas Silas SLR is available in Black/White & Uniform Blue/Fade Gold to order now in sizes UK6 – UK12 on our website, Manchester’s no.1 skate store.

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.

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!

Introducing Etnies ‘Scout’

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Etnies have introduced a new shoe to the family, the Etnies ‘Scout’ for anyone, anywhere!
Truly a shoe to be worn anywhere, the Scout is made with innovative, durable, abrasion-resistant and high-impact rebound cushioning STI Evolution Foam™. You can buy these in-store at our Church Street Store, Manchester.
There is something about the new lightweight, breathable Etnies Scout that the guys on the Etnies skate team are all drawn to. When they aren’t on their boards, this is the shoe they wear while on the road, discovering new spots or simply living life to the fullest. The Etnies Scout has the comfort needed to make it the perfect companion to keep the spirit of adventure alive for anyone, anywhere. The path is yours to choose, and the Scout is there to guide you along the journey.

The all-mesh uppers are so lightweight and breathable that air can freely flow in and out. They also have a fully lined inner making them a great shoe to wear with or without socks. The signature Rap Bar on the side identifies them as etnies, and the Scout’s have an elastic heel support for comfort and versatility.
Check the Etnies ‘Scout’ video featuring Willow, Tyler Bledsoe, David Reyes,
Julian Davidson and Aidan Campbell.

New Balance Numeric Skate Shoes Coming Soon….

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Well if you hadn’t heard already New Balance have set foot into the skate shoe market with heavy backing from the good folk at Black Box Distribution. They’ve already released New Balance Numeric over in the States and Canada with European distribution starting out with just the UK for Spring 2014. The hype is already building over the pond with the team so far including Aarto Saari, PJ Ladd, Levi Brown, Tom Karangelov, Jordan Taylor and Tyler Surrey alongside longtime Zero Skateboards pro John Rattray handling team management duties.
Keep a look out over on the New Balance Numeric Vimeo page for all the latest skate clips but for now check below for the finely Russell Houghten produced ‘Team Intro’ and ‘A Place In The Sun’ edits.






We’ll be the only Manchester Skate Shop stocking New Balance Numeric so keep a keen eye on this link for availability.