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Photograph of the week #12

Vans SK8-hi - Photograph of the week

Shot in the bowl of Newcastle's Exhibition Skatepark, this on the foot shot of the latest Vans Sk8-hi is as vibrant as it gets. The strength of each colour in the background of the shot mixes to create an engaging and eye-catching shot, without drawing your focus away from the clean white Sk8-Hi's our manager Callum is modelling. 

Don't forget to check back next week to peep #13

~Team Soleheaven 

Saucony GRID 8500

Saucony 8500 available NOW with SOLEHEAVEN

As a hybrid between the GRID 8000 and 9000, this latest Saucony variant combines impeccable style with their famous G.R.I.D technology, providing the utmost comfort in every step, with a sleek design to match. 

The GRID 8500 is available in both black and white, each giving off a premium vibe with a mix of materials across the uppers, forming the 9000 template, with neoprene lining on the inside and tongue for foot hugging, cushioned wear. 

Each iteration of this hybrid shoe combines 9000 uppers and materials with that infamous 8000 outsole,...

Nike Air Force 180 'USA Dream Team'

Nike Air Force 180 available at

A key component of Nike's 'Dream Team' Olympic heritage pack is the fantastic Nike Air Force 180, first rocked by the legendary Charles Barkley at the Olympic games back in 1992 and again in 1996 where Barkley and the team took gold on both occasions.

These were last released in 2012 but have officially been brought back in celebration of Team USA's efforts in the Rio Olympic games, fresh for 2016 and oh boy are we hyped.

Both strangers to the 180 and long time fan of this special court release...

The Air Force 1 '07 LV8 is back.

Air Force 1 '07 LV8 Gold 'Snakeskin' available now with Soleheaven

Everybody loves the Nike Air Force 1, this is a fact. Since 1982, the AF1 has been continuously remixed and updated to coincide with trend cycles and technology advances. This pack, the latest from Nike, has vamped up the Air Force with a snakeskin textured upper for a wild look, crafted with hard-wearing premium leathers, a robust midsole unit, 'Air' technology and a rubberised outsole. 

The detailed uppers on this LV8 set these Air Force iterations apart from past drops, offering a more outgoing, daring wear. 


Soleheaven Selects: Stranger Things.

Soleheaven Sneaker Store Stranger Things

After almost 2 weeks of everybody we know telling us 'WATCH STRANGER THINGS', we finally gave in, and yes, it's worth the hype. Created by the Duffer brothers and set in 1980's Indiana, USA, Stranger Things throws homage to 80's pop culture and the works of Stephen Spielberg and George Lucas. 

From start to finish, Stranger Things defines both the words captivating and gripping. Through some of the strongest storytelling we've seen in a while, this Netflix exclusive is 100% worth the amount of people talking about it. From the offset, each episode is like...

GET FRESH for the bank holiday with 25% off.

Get 25% off from Soleheaven with GETFRESH
Get 25% off sitewide at Soleheaven with 'GETFRESH' at checkout.
The last Bank Holiday of the Summer is almost here, are you looking fresh enough for the party? If you could do with an upgrade to see out the summer, Team Soleheaven are here to help you. Get 25% OFF your next order with the code 'GETFRESH'.
This huge offer will not last long, and remember you can redeem this discount online & in store. Please remember, all UK...


Marina BW OG available NOW with Soleheaven

2016 has been one hell of a year for the Nike Air Max BW, from the OG 'Persian Violet' drop to the 'Team USA' rerelease, Nike have been celebrating the 'Big Windows' 25th anniversary in style.

Now, old school heads can rejoice even more thanks to Nike dropping yet another OG from the early 90's, the Air Max BW in 'Marina Blue', which hasn't been available for a re-cop in the 25 years since we first saw the shoe on shelves.
Manufactured using neoprene mesh and suede uppers and a...

Music For The Sole: Frank Ocean - BLOND

Frank Ocean - BlondIt's finally arrived! After much delay and deliberation (4 years!) Frank Ocean has finally dropped his studio album 'Blond' formally known as Boys Don't Cry. The captivating record is everything you hoped it would be, insightful and intelligent with great production for one of the strongest releases of 2016.

Through all the media turmoil, Frank has managed to deliver the goods, remaining cool calm and collected despite pressure building up around the globe for this release for up to 3 years ago, when he first announced he was working on the project (2013). 


Soleheaven Olympic Recap

Olympic closing ceremony 2016 Rio.

Wow, what an amazing 16 days of sport and pride. We can't believe it's all over, but the hype for 2020 has certainly begun, with Tokyo receiving the Olympic flag in the closing ceremony last night. In such a modern age of watching, sharing and liking, the Rio Olympics drew the world together with ease for a unifying summer spell of inspirational performances, with some unforgettable highlights. 

Who could forget the hometown hero Neymar netting that decisive penalty to win Brazil the gold in football, a sport which has long been in the...

Photograph of the Week #11.

Nike Air Griffey Max 1 Prez Quick Strike

This week's photograph of the week features the awesome 'Quick Strike' Air Griffey Max 1, sat above a run of 'Griffey In '16' bumper stickers, which come complimentary with each pair purchased, encouraging you to VOTE GRIFFEY 16. 

Ant has selected this shot for photograph of the week due to the patriotic palette that runs heavily through the image, red, white, blue, stars, stripes. This image shows off the unique strengths of the sneaker, including the high-quality suede uppers, the one of a kind '95 inspired outsole...

Soleheaven Style Guide: Air Jordan 1 'Yin Yang'

The Air Jordan 1 is a pioneering sneaker. That is undeniable. In the time from 1985 to 2016 the shoe has transitioned from court icon to street staple. As trends and cultures have progressed, The Air Jordan 1 has withstood the test of time, remaining a key playing in the global streetwear scene. Here, the 1 has been updated with plush monochromatic uppers, offering...

VANS - AW17 Drop 1

Vans SK8-HI available NOW with Soleheaven

Californian skatewear brand 'Vans' have become synonymous with the culture they bhad a key role in helping to pioneer; street-based wear for young, outgoing alternative type heads.
Since 1966, Vans have been immersed in Skateboarding and alternative lifestyle cultures, by building skateparks, sponsoring events/festivals, the brand has established itself as the go-to skateboard company thanks to their unrivaled passion for what they do.

Vans have their roots firmly planted in the skateboarding and surf scenes and have done since they established in California, summer of '66, a time when freedom of expression...

Nike Air Footscape Magista 'ousadia e alegria'

Nike Air Footscape Magista FK FC

Following the insanely popular Magista Flyknit drop from last week, Nike are refusing to slow down the pace with this FC (Football Club) iteration in with midnight turquoise.

The sneaker itself was designed with football as an inspired, with this iteration of the Footscape Magista featuring 'Nike FC' branding on the rear pull tags and a uniquely imprinted insole adorning the Portugeasue words 'ousadia e alegria', which roughly translates to boldness and joy, a term that describes what this shoes uncompromising comfort can bring to the wearer.

The intricate weaving on the uppers...

We're so hyped for the next Nxworries project.


Almost a year ago, LA based record label Stones Throw released a collaborative EP between two of our favourite artists, vocalist/ musical prodigy Anderson .Paak and experimental hip-hop producer 'Knxwledge'.  The album was a preview recording for an upcoming full-length studio album the pair have been working on.

According to online sources and confirmation from Paak himself, the LP is almost ready to release. If you watch the video for 'Suede' we've linked in below, there is a sneak preview of a possible track from the album on the last 30 seconds of the video, and it sounds...

Music For The Sole: Old school Kanye Focus.

Music For The Sole


Today, the artist in focus is the one and only, Mr Kanye West. Love him or hate him, his influence on todays culture is undeniable, so we're taking a look back at how the man got to where he is today. The 2004 released 'The College Dropout' stands as Ye's debut album and achieved the Chicago native 10 Grammy nomination.

According to research, Kanye's second studio album, 'Late Registration', has sold a staggering 3.1m copies...

Photograph of the week #10

Don't forget to upload you pics with #TEAMSOLEHEAVEN

We're back at it again with our tenth issue of photograph of the week! Wow, what a past couple months it has been, we've seen some amazing products come and go, but the photographs will always remain with us. 

This week's entry into the series is the base image for a social graphic to encourage our customers to upload their sneaker snaps to social media using our hashtag #TEAMSOLEHEAVEN. By doing this you have a chance to be featured right here on the Soleheaven blog, and straight up on...

Nike Air Max 'Modern'

Nike Air Max Modern Available with Soleheaven

Nike Air Max Modern 'Essential' (White) Nike Air Max Modern 'Special Edition'(Black)
The Nike Air Max Modern is just that, modern. By utilising their latest in synthetic uppers, Nike have crafted a contemporary footwear alternative that boasts a super lightweight feel alongside a sleek, minimalistic look in two varying forms, the essential (white) and the special edition (black).
Featuring mesh uppers with printed Nike Swoosh branding, the essential also includes a padded rear block and mudguard that takes inspiration from the...

Air Jordan VII 'Tinker Alternative'

 Tinker Alternative Air Jordan 7 available with Soleheaven

This patriotic take on the Air Jordan VII represents Nike's preparation for the 2016 Olympic games. The brand has been rereleasing a host of 'Team USA' inspired retro sneakers, each with its own unique story & heritage. The 'Tinker Alternative' taken from unreleased Tinker samples of the original Air Jordan VII 'Olympic'.
This Air Jordan VII breaks from the norm of the usual Olympic releases due to it being an alternative to the pair Micheal Jordan sported during the 1992 Olympic games in Barcelona.

This VII nicknamed 'Tinkers Alternative' utilizes more navy...

The Nike Air Berwuda has been updated for 2016.

Nike Air Berwuda Available NOW

The Air Berwuda Premium is a modern update to a vintage runner from way back in 1979, revamped by the Nike engineers for 2016. The Air Berwuda isn't afraid to throwback to those old-school runner templates and fuse this with the latest in sneaker innovation technology for ventilation, stability, and versatility. 

The uppers are crafted with a combination of contemporary breathable mesh, canvases, and suede for sublime comfort, while the 'Air-Sole Unit' housed in the midsole provides the perfect base platform for the shoe, giving way for enhanced cushioning. 

The Berwuda has returned after three...

The latest Le Coq Sportif drops have arrived.

French sport and lifestyle brand Le Coq Sportif have just dropped these three modern iterations of their heritage inspired runners. By updating each of these athletic sneakers with contemporary technology, Le Coq have created the perfect pair for anyone wanting to perform with to their full potential without sacrificing any style.

This drop includes the 'R9XX', 'RXVI' and the Eclat 89, you can get the lowdown on each individual style below. 

Or you can jump straight to shopping the collection here. 

Happy Socks New Season

Happy Socks at Soleheaven

If you're ready to up your sock game, Soleheaven are here to help with the latest delivery from Happy Socks. Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Happy Socks have taking the mundane and breathed fresh life into classic patterns, as well as creating their own in a huge range of colours to make sure socks are never the most boring part of your outfit. It's up to you if you choose something to match your favourite kicks or if you pick a pair that will pop and stand out from the...