The latest addition to the Vans Vault range are these brightly adorned ‘Inca Flower’ Eras and Sk8-Hi boots. Featuring premium leather and pig suede with thick rope laces, the vibrant uppers sport a looping geometric pattern inspired by native South American textile art. Available right now at Proper.

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Nike and their ACG gang are long time masters of marrying hiking and street, so it’s no surprise that the Nike Wardour Max 1 TXT strikes a harmonious balance of exactly that. This release features a Stadium Green nubuck and ripstop chukka-style hiking upper planted firmly on what’s arguably Nike’s most iconic sole. The package is neatly tied off with black rope lacing woven through riveted D-rings. Pick up a copy of Sneaker Freaker 25 to check more colours.

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As part of our marathon 10 year anniversary celebrations, we have jumped back into the cage with New Balance to produce the tough Tassie Devil, a sabre-toothed version of the under-appreciated 998 model.

As Yoda would say, ‘Theme, there is no theme!’ Indeed, our self-imposed brief was simply to knock-up a beastly colourway and smash it out of Hobart. If you don’t like purple, you’ll pass. We’ve got eggplant, violet, mauve, lilac, lavender and another un-nameable shade that looks like three-day-old chewing gum but slots perfectly into the mix, delivering total synchronicity. For a little extra vim and vigor, we added some triangular fangs to the forefoot, and they ride proudly within a lovely bone midsole with just a hint of peppery speckle. The Wolverine suede is top-notch, the shape of the toe is oh-so right and there’s a little extra stuffing in the tongue for mad comfort.

Proudly named after our native Australian marsupial the Tasmanian Devil (and with a respectful nod to the Solebox series of NB Devils), it’s a sad fact that the chunky little carnivorous critters are suffering from an epidemic of facial tumour disease that threatens their existence. Some estimates suggest up to 50% of the wild population has perished. To that end, we will be making a healthy donation to the campaign to save these unique animals.

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Nike Air Trainer 1 Mid Premium “Chlorophyll”

The Nike Air Trainer 1 Mid Premium is one of the most storied sneakers in the Nike archive and it is about to return in an original colorway. The Nike Air Trainer Mid Premium “Chlorophyll” will release in limited numbers on October 20th at select Nike retailers around the globe.

You can pre-order your pair already now from Mita

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Nike Air Max 1 Leopard Holiday Pack

As we get closer to the release of the upcoming Nike Air Max 1 Leopard Pack, we can give you another look at the two sneakers. The Air Max 1 remains to be one of the most popular sneakers of the Nike collection. For Holiday 2012 it returns in two leopard colorways – Charcoal/Sail-Gym Red and the much stronger Black/Sandtrap-Dark Gold Leaf-Sunburst version

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Vans OTW x Primitive Blvd Denim Bedford

For the second time Vans and the Paul Rodriguez owned brand Primitive Apparel team up, this time under the Vans OTW brand. Together they give us a first look at the Blvd Denim Bedford. “Mainly constructed of black suede & denim, accents like tortoise leather, reverse denim & copper detailing offer just the right amount of sophistication.” The sneakers will release at Primitive on September 1st, 2012.

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Supra Falcon 2012

Today we can give you an exclusive first look at the upcoming Supra Falcon sneaker in a clean all white colorway. Since the Skytop, Supra has grown into a rather big footwear brand, yet they have not really surprised us anymore with their design. The Falcon on the other hand, is certainly yet another bold move in footwear design.

While the first half of the sneaker is rather “normal”, the second part is very unique and bold. Thick padding all around, and in general a unique take on sneaker design, make the Falcon more of a fashion than a skate sneaker. Entirely made from premium full-grain vegetable dyed leather and lined with ultra suede, Supra emphasizes the direction that they want to take with the shoe. We have to admit though, parts of the shoe remind us of a silhouette from the Louis Vuitton x Kanye West sneaker collection from a couple of years ago.

Look out for a release of the Supra Falcon in black, white and caramel colorways, some time next month.

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