Earlier today I travelled to Leicester. Why? You guessed it. To secure some kicks! Admittedly it’s been a long while since I’ve purchased shoes in store – in this current digital age I do a lot of my shopping online.
But today would be different; much different. Strolling around the pebbled streets of this East Midlands city, I stumbled across “wellgosh”, a sneaker boutique standing just off the main high street, away from the hustle and hype of other well-known stores.
This pad was a treasure chest; filled with a neat collection of sneakers I had seen online but never managed to find in local sneaker stores. Now I finally managed to see them face to lace.
Asics Gel Lyte III “Chocolate”, to the adidas EQT Guidance ‘93 “Off White”. From Saucony Grid 9000 mint/black, to the new Nike Flyknit Roshes.
This shop had it all.
It wasn’t all about the hype here, but about true sneaker excellence. A sneakerhead’s haven.
The wellgosh shop floor had an urban decor. Kicks were mounted on bare brick walls – a notable touch which, combined with the fine playlist of chilled music, made for a worthwhile sneaker experience.
Then I saw it…my heat. The kicks I had come all this way on my travels for: the Nike Air Trainer Huarache “Fireberry” (stay tuned for pics).
The staff I spoke to were also great. Clued up about the culture, they spoke my language.
I hope that I shall soon return.
If you find yourself within the East Midlands and are looking to cop some heat be sure to check out wellgosh, I recommend it (website here). But it’s not just shoes they offer, they have a fine array of eye-catching tees and other threads on hand.
Stay tuned for the first look and then review of the Nike Air Trainer Huarache “Fireberry”.
Till then, Tread Softly.
P.S. Apologies for the lack of relevant photos. *sighs*
Picture via: wellgosh