We are delighted to announce that throughout the lead up to Christmas 2021, we will be supporting ‘KidsOut’; a fantastic charity that supports disadvantaged children across the UK. Here at The Sole Scene, we believe all children should experience the enjoyment of opening presents on the big day and be able to create happy memories, especially at Christmas time. That’s why between midnight tonight and 12th December, a percentage of our profits will go towards buying Christmas gifts for children supported by KidsOut.
‘KidsOut’ is the only charity nationally that provides support to children in refuge. They bring positive experiences and hope whilst also providing education, toy boxes, and fun days out. The UK-based charity also provides disadvantaged children throughout the UK with gifts and exciting memories to cherish. I’m sure you’ll agree, ‘KidsOut’ is a very worthy charity, and we are thrilled to be able to support them this festive season.
The Air Jordan is a timeless sneaker with a rich history and is more desirable now than ever. As new releases continue to come thick and fast, we look at history of this iconic brand and pick some of our all-time favourites.
As sneakerheads ourselves, we know having a love for sneakers can be an expensive hobby! But not all limited-edition and high-demand treads have to break the bank. Here at The Sole Scene, we have several more affordable options, and this blog highlights our favourite silhouettes for £175 or less.
The start of summer can only mean one thing… new sneakers! Summertime is the perfect time to add some new kicks to your collection. Whatever style of sneakers you love, we have an ideal summer silhouette for you, and in this blog, we pick our favourites.
It has so far been a busy year for new sneaker releases, and the revival of the Nike Dunk in particular has continued to excite sneakerheads. The good news is this trend is set to continue throughout the summer months, with more new Dunks on the horizon! This blog highlights some of our favourite Dunk releases that you can get hyped for.
Luxury footwear is becoming increasingly popular in 2021 thanks to celebrity culture and improved accessibility to our favourite designers thanks to diffusion lines. When you’re a complete novice to the world of luxury sneakers, however, it can feel a little overwhelming knowing where to begin and what you should be looking for in order to make the most of your investment. But if you’re hoping to start building your premium sneakers collection, you’re in safe hands with Sole Scene.
Here’s what you need to know about buying high-end trainers…
Why buy luxury sneakers?
As any fashion lover will know, a high price tag does not necessarily equal high quality. That being said, the premium sneaker market is known for its careful attention to detail and quality fabrics used in the design and manufacturing process. Big name brands carry weight behind their reputation, so if you’re a fan of premium fashion, naturally you’re going to want to step it up with your footwear too!
Top design & materials
Athletic footwear such as the humble sneaker will never go out of style, which is exactly why this type of footwear is such a wardrobe staple. When it comes to buying luxury sneakers though, be sure to take note of the additional functional design elements such as innovative fabric technology and signature detailing that make for a more high-end finish. For example, the Off White x Nike Air Presto sneakers showcase a contemporary and updated take on the classic sports trainer with its perforated mesh design and key branding on the heel. A mix of fabrics and a concentrated design on the sole for decorative and comfort purposes can truly set apart a standard trainer from its luxe opponent.
If you want to sport footwear that not everyone in your circle has, then the limited edition nature of luxury trainers may also appeal to you. Sneakerheads are the first to know when a new limited edition sneakers collection is about to drop, and there’s something special about grabbing a piece of fashion that exudes a sense of exclusivity. Get ahead of the game by signing up to our newsletter so you can get to grips with the latest launch dates and grab those limited edition luxury sneakers.
Bridging the ever closing gap between music and fashion, many high-end sneaker brands team up with stars from the hip-hop scene to form much coveted collaborations, such as Kanye West with Nike and the famous Yeezy sneakers. Every new collection drop from Yeezy is highly anticipated, and it’s easy to see why.
So, why buy luxury trainers?
Making a statement with our choice of footwear has become popular in mainstream culture; no longer are we donning shoes purely for the functionality. Whether you’re heading for a date or an event, luxury sneakers can bring a whole load of style to your look, without major effort. Your designer trainers become a fashion accessory in their own right, and deserve the spotlight! It’s important to take care of your luxury sneakers so they maintain their best condition possible for every wear, so be sure to keep them in dust bags or their original boxes when not being worn. Also, take a look at the relevant sneaker care instructions if they require a spot clean to preserve your investment beautifully. We recommend adding Crep products to your care and protect routine; with their range of wipes, sprays and sneaker protecting kits.
Now that you’re armed with the knowledge on how to buy luxury sneakers and what to look for, why not browse the exceptional ranges of designer trainers we stock right here at Sole Scene from top brands such as Yeezy and Nike.
As one of the most celebrated rappers and iconic figures in the music world, Kanye West’s foray into the fashion world began with his brand Yeezy. Developing into an uber-cool label, West has created a superb line of high class footwear with a sports edge. With the recent mind blowing news that the Yeezy prototype sneakers debuted in 2008 are set to become the most expensive sneakers in the world, we thought we’d take a look at the brand behind the man.
What to Know About Yeezy
Officially established by founder Kanye West in 2009 with his partnership with Nike - before later joining forces with Adidas in 2015 - the much coveted Yeezy brand is now worth a staggering $1.5 billion and has collaborated with Louis Vuitton, Nike and Adidas since its conception. Successfully fusing high fashion with classic sportswear, Yeezy sneakers are the epitome of luxe footwear.
Let’s explore the Sole Scene Yeezy edit and get to know the most popular designs.
An iconic sneaker silhouette from the undisputed king of rap is the Adidas Yeezy 350. The 350 refers to a low-top design (whilst the Yeezy 750 is the high-top model) and this style is undoubtedly the most celebrated Yeezy sneaker of all. Streamlined and sleek, the Yeezy 350 sneakers have become a cult favourite, evolving with the addition of Yeezy 350 V2 and Yeezy Boost 350 models which debuted in 2016. Sneakerheads go wild for the Yeezy 350 due to its exceptional versatile design - your 350’s are ready to go straight from the gym to evening drinks, and are super comfortable to boot thanks to the innovative Adidas materials such as the Primeknit upper. The Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “MX Rock” are the latest sneakers to be unveiled by the brand and expected to drop September 2021.
The Adidas Yeezy 500 sneakers became an instant hit upon release back in 2018 and remains one of the brand’s most popular and important collaborations to date. Comprising supple suede materials, premium adiPrene foam sole cushioning along with mesh underlays, the Yeezy 500 trainers are a fine example of the understated craftsmanship that goes into Kanye West footwear. Its original Blush shade was joined by the Yeezy Salt and Bone White options, sticking to the labels favoured neutral colour palette. The chunky silhouette of the Yeezy 500 offers a unique approach to sneaker style that has since been built upon with further statement making designs, such as the Yeezy 500 Soft Vision.
Debuted during the Yeezy ‘Season 5’ fashion show in 2017, the first Yeezy 700 design was the Yeezy Wave Runner 700 in two monochromatic colour-ways of black and white. Initially a limited edition sneaker, the tremendously popular Yeezy 700 now has variations including Yeezy 700 V2 Vanta, Yeezy Boost 700 and Yeezy Boost 700 V2. Displaying the oversized, chunky sole look with multi-layered leather and suede materials synonymous with the cult brand itself, this design has been hailed as one of the comfiest on the market thanks to the Boost sole technology. Borrowing elements of the retro ‘dad-shoe’ style, the latest launches include the hugely anticipated Yeezy Boost 700 in Bright Blue and the Yeezy Boost 700 V2 in Mauve which will no doubt appeal to those looking for a bold casual shoe option.
If you’re Interested in picking up a pair of the latest Yeezy sneakers, then look no further than the supreme collection of Yeezys online right here at Sole Scene where you’ll find an impressive collection of Yeezy 350, 500 and 700 models to suit your tastes.
Whether your style is strictly athleisure or you prefer the classic jeans and t-shirt combination, spring is the perfect time for a wardrobe refresh. Think layers and versatile pieces that can be worn when the sun finally treats us to some much needed warmth - and with the addition of your favourite sneakers, you’ve got yourself the perfect springtime outfit for the longer days ahead.
If you’re currently feeling uninspired with your outfit options, take a look at our following tips on how to style sneakers for spring and get ready to shake out of that fashion rut.
Make a statement
For those sneakerheads who love to make a statement with their choice of footwear, this look is for you. We’re talking Yeezy 500 sneakers with a chunky gum sole or Nike Air Jordan 1’s with contrasting colour details that will bring a plain outfit to life. Think plain t-shirt, khaki bomber jacket and slim fit joggers that graze the ankle. Neutral colours will also make your trainer of choice stand-out, so stick to hues of stone, grey or all-black if you want to really draw attention to your latest kicks.
Colour coordinated cool
If you like your garms to coordinate well with your footwear (and who doesn’t?) then seek out elements of the design in your sneakers to reflect in your choice of top or jacket. With a new take on the classic springtime florals, the designs at Tom Ford and Paul Smith offered a 70’s inspired take on Aloha and large flower prints - why not take this trend and opt for a modern take on the Hawaiian shirt with chinos? Mirror the accent colour with your sneakers and you’ve got a masculine interpretation of the perfect colour coordinated outfit.
Not exactly a groundbreaking trend for spring, but thanks to the SS21 catwalk looks from the likes of Prada and Gucci, pastel is about to be big news in menswear style. So take inspiration from the lighter shades on the colour spectrum and opt for a dusty rose or light mustard hoodie teamed with jeans and fresh white sneakers like the Sacai x Nike LD in Waffle White for that contemporary casual look.
Labels and slogans always make a powerful statement when worn confidently. When it’s finally time to leave the jacket at home, a sweatshirt with a brand logo or slogan paired with black jeans and your favourite streetwear sneakers is a simple yet cool outfit that is an effortless option for everyday wear. Accessorise with a baseball cap and your sweatshirt-jeans-trainer combo is an ideal off-duty outfit for spring.
Get smart, dress down
A fusion of unexpected styles is always an adventurous choice when it comes to fashion. But don’t save your clothes for best, why not tap into the trend of formal trousers and a blazer teamed with trainers? Finished off with a graphic t-shirt, and you’ve got yourself a look suitable for a smart-casual-friendly office, post-lockdown drinks or even a mix of both as this outfit is the perfect option gives sophisticated day-to-night vibes. Opt for sleek sneakers such as the Nike Air Force 1 collection to keep things looking structured, clean and not overly casual.
Whether you’re into mixing smart with casual or looking to experiment with your usual look this season, the Sole Scene guide on how to style sneakers for spring is a brief lookbook of ideas to inspire your wardrobe. The only thing left to do is to grab a new pair of luxury trainers or streetwear sneakers to match your revitalised look.
Each new season offers the chance to forecast the latest fashion trends, and footwear style is no different. Our favourite streetwear sneaker trends for 2021 come in the form of reimagined designs, an unexpected fusion of styles and a resurgence of the faithful favourites.
So, it’s time to get on board with the most popular trainers right now, and get in the know with the latest Sole Scene streetwear sneaker edit below.
When it comes to sneaker designs this year, we’ll be kicking it back with retro feel trainers that take us back to simpler times (remember those?). The Air Jordan 1 Mids have seen a surge in popularity lately with their oh-so-cool mid-top take on the classic Air Jordans and that recognisable silhouette. With bold colour combinations that give off real 80’s vibes, such as Arctic Pink, Racer Blue and Shadow with a pop of colour on the sole and Nike logo, the retro aesthetic of the Air Jordan 1 Mids make them the perfect addition to your loungewear wardrobe or day-to-day jeans and t-shirt look.
If pops of bright colour aren’t your thing, style purists can rejoice at this upcoming laidback sneaker trend for 2021 - sophisticated minimalism. Think an all-white sneaker or an all-black knitted upper - such as the Yeezy 350 Black - with small label branding adding a simple yet classy addition to jeans or joggers. This particular trainer trend can go hand-in-hand with various designs, such as the classic take on your favourite sneakers - a pair of white Sacai x Nike LD Waffle trainers could be your go-to footwear choice for spring! If you fancy a break from the attention grabbing colour-blocking sneakers style of late, and want to make a cool statement with the much more sleek minimalist aesthetic for your next streetwear purchase.
A fashion hybrid of sorts, athleisure definitely came into its own as a genre of style thanks to the focus on combining comfort and style during the last year. Elevating that loungewear style with athleisure approved streetwear sneakers is key to harnessing this popular approach to dressing in 2021. Those that dig the sporty look will love the wearability of the athletic designs mixed with the casual aesthetic that this athleisure fusion promises. Your everyday trainers can be easily elevated if you opt for Off White x Nike Air Presto White which will kickstart those springtime vibes. Forget the gym, the athleisure sneakers are designed to be shown off in every setting.
High-end fashion designers and celebrities alike are tuning into the streetwear sneaker trends of late, and this year there’s plenty of designer collaborations to be unveiled in the luxury footwear world. The recent Nike Air Jordan 1 x Travis Scott collab got sneakerheads sitting up and paying attention with the unique approach to reimagining the classic Nike tick (the first time that the synonymous Nike tick appears backwards) and sleek colour palette of black, white and mocha. An alternative option is the Nike Jordan 1 Mocha sneakers which offer a similar colour palette at a more wallet-friendly cost.
Even iconic fashion houses such as Dior provided its luxe take on the traditional Air Jordans with the 2020 launch of the Dior Air Jordan 1 High sneakers. Footwear brands are teaming up with influential figures and designers to drop the hottest new sneaker designs so keep an eye out for the latest collabs because they’re bound to be highly sought after releases.
To get your footwear fix, Sole Scene has the perfect showcase of streetwear sneaker styles from the likes of Nike and Yeezy to get your wardrobe up to speed with the freshest designs.
As if Ye hasn't made enough noise by being the first artist to monopolize the entire top 10, on two Billboard Christian charts with his latest album 'Jesus is King', the heat just doesn't stop when it comes to drops! Marking one of many Desert Rat colorways the Adidas Yeezy 500 'Soft Vision' inaugurates the new month of November with a sumptuous, pastel pink hue.
Turning heads on the streets, the first thing noted about the soft vision is the smooth pastel pink palette subverting the expected cold nature of winter. This violet shade of pink is Contrasted by a gum outsole which brings to mind previous earth-toned schemes of the Yeezy 500. Composed up top of cow suede, premium leather and mesh this shoe guarantees durability all year round. In addition, the reflective detailing on the piping around the lace eyelets provides visibility in low-light conditions.
Down below you'll find a chunky adiPRENE midsole in which its technology comfortably cushions your foot for an unrivaled feeling. The sole is non-marking, keeping floors satisfyingly clean, yet a glimpse of the YZY soft vision will leave an indefinite mark of an unforgettable shoe.
Rolling out in full family sizing, what's not to love of the newest Yeezy 500 soft vision? Its lavender-colored aesthetic makes this shoe fit for royalty! So,whether you’re a collector or a first-time Yeezy buyer this opulent sculpted shoe will bring to your dark winter wardrobe a splatter of lilac happiness!