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 […]

Cinderella tries on Nike Air Yeezy 2s

The Glass Sneaker – Poem

If you’ve read one of my previous posts, you would know that I see sneakers as art and the sneaker culture as the gallery that contains it. So as well as regular posts, this blog contains poems that showcase the sneaker culture in an artistic way.   That being said, check out this Cinderella-inspired, sneaker-themed poem written by […]

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 […]

Would You Wear JORDANS To Prom?

So as you may know (or not) we’re in that time of year again; prom season. Whether a black tie event, annual ball or soirée, the end of the academic year qualifies as a time for celebration, reflection and of course, a time to get suited and booted.   Now as far as traditional apparel […]

“Whatever It Takes” – QUOTE

“I’ll do whatever it takes to win games, whether it’s sitting on a bench waving a towel, handing a cup of water to a teammate, or hitting the game-winning shot.” ~ Kobe Bryant   Winning involves more than playing the spotlight role. It involves looking out for others and supporting them as they travel on […]

Why Care About Sneakers?

Seriously, why? For many people, the ever-expanding culture that surrounds the shoe game seems pointless at times. Why should people spend large amounts of their hard-earned cash on a pair of shoes; mere fabric and glue? It’s a question that has crossed my mind too (yes – even me, a sneakerhead) so I took to […]

The Sneakerhead Life – Poem

Like the buzzer that blares at the end of a basketball game, the alarm sounds. The air no longer holds tension, but apprehension for what lies ahead.   Behind the curtain-folds, the sun stands still. Deceptive. The air is chilled like a frozen February, warm yellow beams transform to gamma blue rays of light as […]

Happy Birthday Michael Jordan

In 1963 a legend was born. 52 years later that legend lives on; as does the legacy he left simultaneously on the hardwood and in the sneaker industry. Michael Jordan (or MJ if you prefer cooler nicknames) was only 21 when he first stepped onto the Chicago Stadium court for his NBA debut. I seriously […]

“Never Too Late” – QUOTE

“My father used to say that it’s never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, ‘You never know what you can accomplish until you try.’” ~ Michael Jordan

Valentine’s Day Gifts

As Valentine’s Day 2015 dawns upon us (just three days away if you forgot) time is running out if you need to bag that special gift for that special someone. Speaking from the perspective of a sneakerhead, what better offering to give to bae on the 14th than a delightful pair of fine footwear?   If […]