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FIRST LOOK: adidas Originals Tubular Runner All Grey

With the introduction of the new NMD range and the ever growing popularity of the Yeezy Boost, adidas are certainly the brand to be wearing right now.   One of my current favourites from the Three Stripes has to be the Tubular range. With a futuristic feel, these kicks come in several styles and have […]

NBA All-Star Weekend 2016 Sneaker Releases

NBA All-Star Weekend 2016 Sneaker Releases

Swish. Splash. Dunk. Dribble.   NBA All-Star Weekend is back! One of the most highly anticipated and entertaining sporting events on the calendar and this year it takes place north of the US border in Toronto, Canada.   But it won’t just be Steph Curry dropping a ton of three-pointers – a fiery hot array of […]

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12 Months and Counting

Time certainly knows how to hop, step and jump ahead.   All four quarters of the year have descended upon us and what a period it’s been in this, my rookie sneakerhead season. I’ve enjoyed sharing my view of the sneaker culture and I hope you’ve enjoyed reading it. From candid conversation-like articles, to shoe-inspired poetry to […]

Black Friday Offers

BEWARE: Black Friday Beckons…

As Black Friday beckons, shops both online and on the high streets can expect a strong serge of shoppers searching for super savings.   Will you be one of them?   Two weeks back saw the release of the adidas Yeezy Boost 350 “Moonrock” and with it, a hoard of hungry sneakerheads rushing to get their hands […]

A Day In The Life

Summer is a great time for flexing kicks and additionally a great time to go out and see what other heat can be acquired. So yesterday, myself (in my adidas ZX Flux “Zebra”), my brother (Vans) and cousin (Nike Air Force 1 low) went out for a bit of sneaker window shopping, and we weren’t […]

Your Top 5 Favourite Tread Softly Posts So Far

So I’ve been running Tread Softly for the past eight months now and I felt to have a “looking back” type feature and let y’all know what the most popular posts are so far!   As always, do feel free to contact me with your thoughts on the blog and spread the word about Tread Softly […]

Socks and Slide Sandals: Fresh Pair or Faux Pas?

Pool sliders, slide sandals, slides (or whatever you wish to call them) can usually be found on feet poolside and commonly amongst sports players before and after a training session. However, what is starting to be more prevalent this time of year are slides appearing as a general fashion item and streetwear essential – with […]

Why Care About Sneakers? (Part 2) – Not Your Average History Lesson

The million-dollar question “why care about sneakers?” was one I started to answer in a piece I wrote last month (yet to read it? Click here to wise up). As it mentions, “Sneakerheads love sneakers not just because of how they look, but because of its history and what the shoe represents.” Well today it’s […]

Italia Independent x Adidas ZX Flux: Top 4 Things To Know

Straight out of the wild, this zebra-like Italia Independent x Adidas Originals ZX Flux shoe was born to stand out. Released late last year, it’s a shoe still worth wearing, helped no doubt by the ever-present popularity of the ZX Flux silhouette.   I’ve been wearing them for a while now and have to say […]

FIRST LOOK – Italia Independent x Adidas ZX Flux

Black with white stripes or white with black stripes? Who knows.   Take a look at this wild zebra-like colourway of the Italia Independent collaboration with the Adidas Originals ZX Flux shoe.   All photography by Tread Softly Review to follow soon so stay tuned to Tread Softly.