Wednesday, 10 July 2013

st alfred x asics gel lyte 3

second sneaker post of the past exciting few days is these my beyond beautiful st alfred x asics gel lyte 3 from the june release this year. these are probably one of the best and most amazing present surprises i've ever been treat too and they are even more amazing in real life from the promo shots.

saint alfred is a chicago based store and they have some together with asics for this super special release. i think aside from recent kith releases which are notoriously impossible to get hold of, these are one of the best colour ways i have seen recently in the gel lyte 3.

 the first collection of promo shots of the sneaks where slightly deceiving to the eye on the colour, in some shots the suede seemed a more soft grey and others a baby blue but i think my pictures above give a perfect snap of the shoes colours in reality - a really almost icey steel blue with a touch of sea green, with the most beautiful rich sandy upper sole with a smidge of gum sole on the heel base (which i love!) the darker shade of the steel coloured blue on the heel wrap coordinates perfectly, really giving these shoes the feel of looking out onto a perfect white sandy beach.

the suede is unreal, so soft and luxurious really giving you the feeling a lot went into the make up of this shoe in terms of quality and design aesthetic. also included are 3 sets of laces, the blue which come already in the shoe and also a white and sandy coloured pair. i'm already debating swapping for white but for now the blue has me won over, the colour selection and how this compliments each part bringing your eye to every detail is really special - though i feel introducing a different lace colour will only help to enhance more sections with each change.

needles to say i adore them so much, i was totally gobsmacked when i was handed the box as for me with size 4 feet, any super rare release i am able to get in my size is like gold to me! and i always look forward to adding to my few special asics releases to the pairs i already own.

-  i've included some snaps below of my favourite parts of the shoes make up! 
hope you enjoy them as much as i do! 


''my adidas and me both askin p, we make a good team my adidas and me!''

so, i've been gone for a while busying about with the new young reckless hearts release ready for sale at sneaks and peaks next month! so stay tuned for my post for more info regarding that, but  for now i got some exciting new sneaks to post about!

first up is my pair of adidas ZX700 white/beige women's pictured above! 
i had to pull a super quick one in getting my hands on a pair of adidas for an interview last weekend, and being a lover of nike silhouettes i've always struggled to find the perfect women's adidas. luckily came across these babies, which i had never seen before ever! i had wanted the tech super to begin with, but with leaving it way to late into the release struggled to get my hands on a pair.

the zx700 is from the heritage line of adidas originals, these retro babies are brought up to date by the leopard print sock lining, and baby pink pop features. PERFECT for us girls, who just want a pretty but practical sneaker colour - pastels are perfect, princess glitter is not!

the shoe has a nylon upper in white and the most beautiful soft cream suede on the upper details and nose. the heel stabiliser (which is perfect for me as i walk on the outside of my heels) is in baby pink to match the 3 stripes and gives it the perfect lift to an otherwise simple colour way. the feature i love the most is the leopard lining and the trefoil logo embroidered in black, so so subtle. 

this is a perfect women's release and i am so made up with them, maybe this is the turn for adidas making lovely women's releases? needless to say i love them, despite buying them in a rush and worrying of my choice when they did arrive and i tried them on i found they where super comfy and even though i was dubious - really easy to match with my wardrobe (even though im a great lover of monochrome) the only issue i have with these and this could be due to me having to buy a size 5 instead of my usual 4 as it was out of stock, is the way the nylon toe box creases, which is a real shame!

the leopard print follows on from a number of releases from the brand that have featured the fantastic but sometimes over done print, but from what i've seen from the adidas women's look book for the season, there is nothing pat butcher about this!


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