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Sneaker Politics x Instapump Fury – ‘Seersucker Thursday’

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It’s rare for Sneakers and Politics to mix, and quite literal to their store name, Sneaker Politics is dropping these curious Pump Fury OG’s in a few days time.

Inspired by ‘Seersucker Thursday’ – an annual event where Southern-state US senators attend (Northern-state based) Congress wearing Seersucker suits and apparel in order to bring a little ‘Southern flavor’ to Washington, these Furys offer a refreshing twist just in time for a US Summer.

I wasn’t aware of Seersucker, so here’s some enlightenment via Wikipedia:

Seersucker is a thin, puckered, all-cotton fabric, commonly striped or chequered, used to make clothing for spring and summer wear. Seersucker is woven in such a way that some threads bunch together, giving the fabric a wrinkled appearance in places. This … causes the fabric to be mostly held away from the skin when worn, facilitating heat dissipation and air circulation.

…The material was considered a mainstay of the summer wardrobe of gentlemen, especially in the South (US), who favored the light fabric in the high heat and humidity of the summer, prior to the arrival of air conditioning.

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Reebok Classic – Stockboy: Sneaker Politics

Second in this great storytelling concept from Reebok Classics this time features Stockboy Ezra Babineaux at Sneaker Politics New Orleans, and includes their recent luxe makeup of the NPC UK; ‘Storyville’. Don’t forget to check out the Retrobok macro pics of my own pair here-BokOne

We take you behind the scenes of the worlds finest sneaker retailers, away from the shop floor, into the world of the Stockboy. He’s the guy (or girl) who’s got the lowdown on the latest release, who still gets the buzz from a fresh delivery and who lives an inspirational life outside of the day to day. In episode 2 of this series, in line with the release of their interpretation of the reworked NPC UK, Reebok and Sneaker Politics introduce us to 23 year-old Ezra Babineaux.

Pickup & Macros — Sneaker Politics NPC ‘Storyville’

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Oozing class with its’ quilted burgundy leather, lingerie-inspired laceloops, gum sole and trick lining; Sneaker Politics’ treatment to the NPC UK is something to behold. Hit the jump to behold them in a bit more detail….  Read the rest of this entry

GL 6000 — Cranberry/Blue/White/Grey

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Another fresh pair of 6000’s released, featuring one of my favourite colours for this shoe: Burgundy. Sure, it’s not featured heavily but the overall effect is decent enough. I’ve heard grumblings on a few forums that this colourway copies heavily from an Asics Gel-Lyte makeup, although I’ve not seen anything in my Google results that quite justifies this claim! Feel free to post a comment on Facebook if you know the pair. I’ve not seen these on either the official Reebok UK or US stores, but these are available now from some boutiques, with Sneaker Politics (US) the first I can see. Info and some images via Hypebeast. More pics after the jump! —BokOne
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Aape X Reebok — Insta-Pump Fury detailed pics

Reebok have really been killing it this year with Pump Fury makeups such as the ‘Koinobori’ (Childrens Day) and this time it’s a collab with BAPE sister-brand Aape which raises the game once more. This is some amazing stuff, with design and quality that is off the scale (you’ve just got to wonder if the ‘Nike-onlys’ of this world even take notice). EUKicks have once again posted up some stunning images, so instead of stealing them all (being a polite sneaker site) I’ll redirect you 😉 EUKicks. —BokOne

Release date is 21st September, keep your eyes peeled on SneakerPolitics

Gl 6000 – Red/Olive

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Yet another colourway of the stability-focussed 1986 classic has just appeared over at US-based Sneaker Politics. Moving back to a near-monotone treatment to the upper, it considerably simplifies the silhouette — and I rather like them. Sneaker Politics also seem to be selling one of the GL 6000 ‘Marathon Pack’ under the ‘Patriot Pack’ nomenclature, which is confusing; I believe they’ve mixed up slightly — if anyone can clarify, please comment on FB or Twitter. Jump over to Sneaker Politics right now (after you’ve jumped here to check out more pics of this Red/Olive beauty). —BokOne  Read the rest of this entry