SS17 Inspiration

It’s been forever since I’ve done one of these type of posts! I don’t really know why I haven’t as I spend hours online and scrolling through instagram! Anyway, this is what has caught my eye lately. As you can probably tell I’m dreaming about warmer days and can’t wait for some REAL sun. After the last couple of months, I really feel like I need a week by a pool somewhere to just relax with a mojito in hand. As always, comfort is key for me –  I like to keep it casual. You will most likely find me wearing a mixture of classic sports and streetwear brands or a pair of ripped blue jeans with a classic white t-shirt.

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Adidas Ultra Boost 2.0 vs Ultra Boost OG Review.

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Adidas recently released it’s latest drop of the Ultra Boost. Available in four different tonal colours – black, white, red and blue, like previous releases all eyes were on the ‘Core black’ and ‘Triple White’ colour ways. (I might have bought the black, white and blue pairs).

Last year I purchase the original ‘Core Black’ Ultra Boosts from Size?. The next thing you know Kanye West is spotted wearing an all white version and the Ultra Boost becomes sold out world wide. Since first purchasing, the Ultra Boost has become one of my favourite pairs and having had moderate wear  over the past year I decided to get another pair for when they finally bite the dust.

With both the original and the so called 2.0’s pairs of the ‘Core Black’ Ultra Boost,  I thought it would be useful to compare what the real differences are between the two. So here it goes…

Firstly, both shoes come in the infamous yellow and purple boost box, the new model replacing the black branded tissue paper with standard white paper instead.

With the shoe itself, the silhouette and fit is exactly the same. Some times with an updated model the shape can slightly become distorted but these are identical, something which I am really thankful for. The only change  I can see/feel would be to the insole, which I believe is slightly more cushioned now and it can also now be removed, but I actually quite like this.

The look of the shoe is overall very similar featuring a black upper on a white boost midsole. It’s only when you start to look in more detail you start to notice the differences.

The first thing I noticed was the slight blue tint on the toe box design, which separates the black and grey. The toe box design now features an all over knit design, where as the original Ultra Boost is more segmented and features a black toe guard. The material to the ankle area is also completely knitted now too instead of the smooth synthetic material which makes me wonder how quickly they will wear when worn with a pair of jeans.

In terms of the shoes branding the Ultra Boost logo is now all silver instead of half black and half silver and the logo to the tongue has changed colour from grey to white, not major changes, but difference all the same.

Overall, the 2.o Ultra Boost is still a great shoe, but the slightly more premium look and feel to the Originals still gets my vote.

What do you think to the updated design of the Ultra Boosts? Have you noticed any other differences?

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Jason Markk x Patta

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Jason Markk recently teamed up with Amsterdam-based Patta for the release of a limited edition cleaning kit. With only 1000 units worldwide, the shoebox-inspired packaging includes both a 4oz. bottle of Premium Shoe Cleaner and a Premium Brush. The traditional look of the content has been replaced with an all blacked out design featuring co-branding from  Jason Markk and Patta, with not a hint of purple in sight.

The limited edition collaborative pack is priced at £30 and is available now.

Jason Markk ✖️Patta ✖️ adidas Ultra Boost #adidas #ultraboost #jasonmarkk #patta

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LPU | H&M ‘Long Sweatshirt’

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It’s no secret how much I have been loving H&Ms Divided line over these past few months. I won’t say much more except it doesn’t seem like it will change anytime soon.

My latest pick up (LPU) is another H&M purchase in the form of this Long Sweatshirt. Featuring a slightly dropped back, a pocket to the front, raw edges around the hem and cuffs and splits to the side, this sweater is a perfect alternative to the traditional sweater. I purchased this in a small as it has a slightly oversized fit to it and it fits me perfectly, I think the medium would have been too long. It’s not the thickest or warmest jumper you will own, however it will be ideal for layering and at £20 you can’t really go wrong.

I’m wearing it here with my ADYN essential top, ASOS skinny ripped jeans, and two of this months other pick ups – the Adidas Ultra Boost and Form&Thread Knit socks.

What do you think of my LPUs?

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LPU | adidas Ultra Boost

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After missing out on the initial release I was glad to see the adidas Ultra Boosts restocked last week. Naturally I impulse bought both pairs. Constructed from a breathable primeknit upper, the shoes have tonal overlays to the heel and sides which feature the infamous adidas three stripe branding. The adidas Ultra Boost is designed to return energy with every step you take. By providing comfort and performance the boost midsole and lightweight sock liner make them the perfect running shoe.

I purchased both of these in my true size; they do run small so I would recommend sizing up by 0.5. At £130 they are a little pricey, however they will be the comfiest pair of shoes you own.

What do you think of the adidas Ultra Boost?

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