Finally got around to shooting these bad boys, basically a high top Air Force 1 but with a rugged military style beefing up via wool lining, 4WD tread and Nike’s version of breathable waterproofing, “Watershield”. We covered everything in freezer bags, things got messy, mozzies were biting but we got there in the end (:

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Celebrations have been in full swing all around the world (yet to see any locally tho! ): ) for Nike’s irrepressible technology, second to only the Air bag itself, the Max Air bag cushioning system clocks up a quarter century milestone this year. Being a bit of a sucker for things that make us feel like we’re walking on clouds, we thought we’d dig into the archives for some of our favourite Air Max photos. As you can see we’re rather partial to one particular model 😉

Happy Birthday Aero Maximus!


Slight colour tweak on these, enough to extend the wear past boredomtown 😉

Using Angelus Leather paint available from Laced in Brisbane.


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….Well I wish I could say they all came for me thanks to an overly generous Santa but alas no, I wasn’t any where near the “Nice” list 😉 Just a few shots that I finally got around to uploading.

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With the flurry of hype over the latest Jordan retros, the AJ IV “Breds” we thought we’d crack the box on a pick up from a few years back, the “Rare Airs”, which combine (in our opinion 😉 ) the best Jordan’s ever, the 4’s, 5’s and 6’s into an unlikely mash of colour and textures yet like a perfect storm seems to just work.

High fives to those that did score a pair and condolences to those that camped out, missed out then overpaid on ebay!

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The Artisan gallery is currently hosting two great exhibits for the price of one at one great price… FREE!

The main event is a broad cross section of sneaker styles, purposes and colours; some iconic, some WTF but most dialing in some form of wow factor. The display is set to a rough time line of major sneaker related events through out their history. Individual items are also numbered and are available for look up via a Supercheap Auto oil/air filter, paint code booklet on a chain deal. Some random facts are also included which made for hushed gallery library voices to be broken with honks of chuckling.

As a bonus, a side feature of the exhibit includes the Converse Blank Canvas Project where plain Chuck Taylor Cons were given to local artists to customise or convert. Some pieces were outlandish and featured a lot of intricate work while others seem like they were thrown together during morning tea at a Westfield arts and crafts kids minding stand. However, my favourite pieces weren’t artist pieces but the anatomy of a Chuck and the history of Converse wall (even if there weren’t any of the ERX series!).

Our buds over at Sneaker Freaker provided a fair portion of the exhibits and information so if you’ve been around the traps you may have seen quite a few of the items before but its still worth a look to see them all in the one place (and pick up a free copy of Sneaker Freaker mag 😉 ).

Even if you only have even a passing interest in funky footwear and 20min to spare after you’ve stuffed yourself at Harajuku Gyoza then its definitely worth a look.

The exhibit runs till August 16, 2012.

More Sneaker exhibit photos here

The days are starting to get to the point where you wish it was winter again so I thought I’d put a break in the weather with some summery Adidas and icypoles! Almost makes you want to open a fire hydrant and play in the street… or if you’re Australian, find a tarp, a hose and a bottle of dish washing liquid 😉


The one thing I like about Nike’s, especially models like these that have been around for ages, is that just when you think you’ve seen every colour combination, along comes another. More so, the sometimes seemingly random colour selection that just works. This is one of those times.

These are the second pair I have, tracked down while in the USA earlier this year so there is a connection there, possibly due to my current fondness of orange 😉

Nike Air Vengeance

“Vintage is back..” fictitious ad campaign.

These bad boys were originally released in 1985 but have had the remake treatment like so many other Nike models in the last 5 years.
They keep true to the styling and materials but with modern build quality and colourways. This “maize” colour got a more limited release as opposed to the red or blue, so the choice was easy, even if I was already sold on that colour 😉

A side note, not being very Photoshop literate, this is actually the first time I’ve ever used gradients on an image (applied to the original image) so it makes it a little special. But don’t worry, I have no inclination to become a shop-tographer anytime soon!

“1337 AIR” fictitious ad campaign

I’ve finally gotten a chance to start working on shots of sneakers from the holiday haul. For a bit of fun, I’ve conjured up some fictitious ad campaigns to go along with them. To get the ball rolling, we have these Nike Airforce 1 lows in medium grey “microperferated” leather and a clear grey gum sole.
Subtle enough to sneak (ha!) into work attire yet still with enough pop to stomp on some keyboards!

Try and respawn from that ya little….!

Expect to see many more of the holiday pickups peppered through out this blog in the coming months!

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