Last buy – Adidas Adizero Primeknit 2

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I’m a big fan of the original Adidas Primeknit and bought a pair of the Olympic Primeknits on release back in 2012 (and never got around to posting it at the time so I’ll add it to this post) so was eager to try out V2, the AdiZero Primeknit 2.0 Torsion. None of the colour ways released to date tickled my fancy until this subtle white/grey dropped, think it works well rather than the more garish colours released so far.

Like the original Primeknit, the upper is knitted, though it looks like a denser knit so it doesn’t have the same ‘knitted’ look to it as V1 or the Nike FlyKnit, which I think is a shame. The looser knit on Nike’s Flyknit Racer is what makes it great in my opinion, if you use knitted technology then it needs to look knitted no? They’re really comfortable, being constructed from a one-piece textile upper and featuring ADIPRENE in the forefoot that helps to propel you forward, ADIPRENE heel cushioning and Torsion System midfoot support.

If I had to choose I prefer the original primeknit, developed for Adidas athletes to wear at the London 2012 Olympics and released as a limited edition run of 2012 pairs in a corene/white colour way (mine are number 1929). I also have a soft spot for them as I was involved in the sourcing & design of the London 2012 Olympic ambassadors uniforms (but not the colours I hasten to add) so that connection makes them a bit special in my eyes.SONY DSC SONY DSC DSC09385 DSC09386 DSC09387 DSC09389 DSC09388 DSC09390 DSC09393 DSC09392

 

 

Last Buy – Nike Flyknit Racer Multi

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Not really a last buy as such, got these on release day back in August last year in fact. I haven’t fiended after a new release for years, but got up early to ensure I grabbed a pair online. Glad my days of collecting and reselling kicks are well behind me, forgotten how frustrating it is, especially when, as was the case here, the release was put back a few hours due to too much traffic. How I enjoyed sitting by my laptop hitting F5 every couple of seconds waiting for them to drop on Nike store…. Worth it though, beauties that’ll see lots of action this summer

Last Buy – New Balance 996 Spring Bright Pack

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I’ve been after a pair of purple NB 996′s since pics were first released back in late 2012, but struggled to find a pair in my size until finding a pair in Hong Kong. Paid a little more that I’d have liked, but that’s HK for you.

They’re part of the ‘Spring Bright’ pack of 996′s that released in spring ’13. The royal blue and bright green hung around at retail for awhile, but the purple’s were like rocking horse shit to find in the UK. NB’s are always easy to wear, can’t go wrong with Scotchlite reflective branding, and the ENCAP cushioning in the sole makes them really light and comfortable. Like the last pic of Cabourn  rocking a pair, his look like an earlier release though.