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'Pretty Sweet' by GIRL skateboards is now on Youtube in full.

Sometimes, heroes don't wear capes. Someone has uploaded the full GIRL skateboards 'Pretty Sweet' to Youtube, 4 years after the release. 

The video has been up for 10 months now, so we think GIRL must be cool with it being on there, making it much more accessible to fans around the world who don't have access to a copy of the DVD. 

For a skateboarding film, the cinematography and special effects are incredible, 100% worth a watch. 


Nike 'Special Edition' collection available NOW

This morning saw the release of Nike's revamped 'SE' range. The 'SE' collection, or 'special edition', took 4 classic Nike models from the past generations and reenvisioned them with contemporary material uppers, crafted from dual-density foam. 

The Air Max 95 'SE', or, 'Special Edition' utilises a seamless mesh 'no-sew' upper and the same lacing structure we saw on the 'Ultra Jacquard' execution of the 95, giving this sneaker a unique, highly-praised aesthetic while staying true to the OG specifications and heritage of an unrivalled sneaker in the game, one that much deserves the limelight it has...


B-BOY BATTLE OF THE WEEK.

Although the video below isn't a full battle/clash, we've never seen anything like this before! Featuring GOMBI from Hungary and the 'SuicidalLifeStyles' crew, this footage from 1999 shows the 'Hungarian Typhoon' pulling off one of the most insane headspins we have ever seen. Unmissable. 

 


Check out this vintage freestyle from Wiley, featuring Skepta and more.

Filmed on the streets of north London, this freestyle/street clash is from the early days, proving these guys have been on the scene since early. To be fair, a few MC's in this video have fell of for sure.. but we will leave that call up to you! It's crazy to witness the progression these guys have been on, including their mainstream spells and adaptation back into the underground veins of the UK.  

Do you prefer the old school grime days, or are you feeling where the genre is at right now ?

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Don't miss out on the final stretch of the Soleheaven Sale.

We've arrived at the final stretch of the Soleheaven seasonal sale , and it's not too late to cop yourself the ideal pair for that perfect price. Our sale collection includes Nike, Saucony, Clarks, Converse and much much more. 

use 'ENDOFSALE' at checkout to knock a further 20% off the marked price!

You can shop the full sale collection here. 

Shop the full Soleheaven sale collection.

Nike 'Flyknit' Tennis Classic available for £64 in our seasonal 

Shop the full Soleheaven sale collection.

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MUSIC FOR THE SOLE.

DJ Shadow - The Mountain Will Fall.

Jungle - Jungle 2014

Aphex Twin - Cheetah EP

This week's 'Music For the Sole' selection was pieced together by our managing director Dale, who's been bumping these three records on his recent holiday to Majorca!

DJ Shadow - The Mountain Will Fall (2016) 

Jungle - Jungle (2014) 

Aphex Twin - Cheetah EP (2016) 

Each album takes its own unique on the electronic side of...


Photograph of the week #8

Nike Air Blazer Retro is back with Soleheaven!

Welcome back to 'Photograph of the week'. We can't believe it's been 2 months since we first began this series, we've seen some incredible work and we aim to keep the ball rolling. 

This week we received a delivery of the retro/heritage inspired Nike Blazer this week, and we couldn't be happier to see the sneakers return, you can read the full blog feature here. 

We've selected this shot of both the latest Blazers for photograph of the week because...


Nike Air Huarache 'Midnight Navy'

Nike Air Huarache Navy available NOW from Soleheaven

Nike jut dropped this mono-midnight inspired Navy execution of their 1991 born Air Huarache. The pace is set via deep, stealthy navy tones across the sneaker-uppers which vary from nylon mesh underlays to thermoplastic

The pace is set via deep, stealthy navy tones across the sneaker-uppers which vary from nylon mesh underlays to thermoplastic caging and a neoprene, street-ready interior. All built above the traditional 'Phylon' Huarache sole, home to an Air-Sole unit and rubberized traction points for heightened performance and wearability.

Priced at £90, in store and online.

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The Nike Air Jordan V 'Metallic' drops tomorrow at 08:00AM.

Nike Air Jordan V 'Metallic' releases 23/07/16 with Soleheaven

The Nike Air Jordan V has been iconic in the global streetwear scene since it first hit retails in 1990. The importance of the Jordan V is understood and respected around the world, from LA to Hong Kong to London throughout 26 years, people cannot get enough of the Jordan V. Since the sneakers inception, Nike/Jordan have constantly been reenvisioning and updating the V with versatile colours and textures, however, this time, Nike are bringing back an OG, the 'Black Metallic' V which dates back to the birth year of...


The Nike Air Huarache 'Hyper Grape' has arrived today.

It's undeniable that the 1991 born Air Huarache is one of Nike's most defining sneaker templates. The pioneering form of the Huarache combines a sock-like fit with support & style while utilizing an intelligent and dynamic range of materials in the manufacturing process. This includes a foot-hugging Neoprene interior, synthetic nylon underlays for ventilation and thermoplastic external support caging.
 
Just like any 'Grape' colour-way Nike create, the demand...


Stevie Churchill is an absolute animal on a BMX.

Stevie Churchill

19-year-old Steven Churchill is unstoppable right now. With only 4 years on the peddles under his belt, the 19-year-old shook the BMX scene with a streak of hard-hitting, high power videos and sponsor tapes from an array of backers including 'The Come up' and 'Federal Bikes'. 

We've linked in his best footage for your viewing pleasure, don't be fooled though.. what Stevie makes look a breeze is insane. Such talent. We're looking forward to seeing all his future clips and hopefully seeing the man himself at the next X-Games. 

You can follow him on his Instagram at...


The Nike Blazer is back!

Nike Blazer Retro available now from Soleheaven

Breaking from the norm of the modern ‘hoop shoe’, Nike’s Blazer rapidly rose to fame both on and off the court. With a minimalistic high top design, the Blazer uses simplicity to its advantage, combining this with premium tumbled leathers and embroidered Nike branding. The ’72 born Nike Blazer returns for 2016 in full force.

The ’72 born Nike Blazer returns for 2016 in full force, however, they are in limited numbers, so fans of this retro inspired relaunch will have to be quick ! 

~Team Soleheaven 

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Music For The Sole: 2Pac Live at the House of blues

2Pac live at the house of blues

Live at the House Of Blues was 2Pac's last recorded performance, filmed in 1996, but not released until 2005, 9 years after the late rapper's death. In the gig, Tupac brings out fellow Westcoast rappers Snoop and Nate Dogg for guest tracks as well as members of Outlawz and The Dogg Pound. The 90-minute footage is an awesome insight into the charisma and style of a rapper who has been missed on earth since his life was cut short in 96, less than a year after this...


Photograph of the week #7

Soleheaven in store - Photograph by Ant Tran

Happy Sunday and welcome to our seventh issue of our 'Photograph of the week' series, where our resident photographer selects his favourite snap from the working week. 

This snap boats one wall from our sneaker store and showcases part of our product collection. If you're in the local area and haven't visited our store, what are you waiting for?! Come and treat yourself or a special someone to that perfect pair, our staff are more than happy to help! 

~Team Soleheaven 


Rodney Mullen KILLS IT in his latest video piece.



NIKE AIR PRESTO ESSENTIAL ‘PINE GREEN’

PINE GREEN Nike Air Presto Available NOW

After a run of successful Nike Air Presto releases this side of 2016, including Digital Camo, Persian Violet and the Olympic ‘Then and Now’, another Presto gem has arrived at Soleheaven, in ‘Pine Green’, combining neutral gray caging and black breathable uppers with flashes of green.

The Presto was designed with performance in mind, combining running sneaker attributes with a minimalistic built, where every aspect of the shoe has been crafted to give the wearer that necessary edge. The outsole is...


Saucony Jazz 91

Saucony Jazz 91 Available from Soleheaven

Saucony Jazz 91 Available from Soleheaven

The heritage-inspired Jazz 91 takes influence from archive Saucony designs, including the Shadow 6000 and the Jazz Original. Saucony have fused elements from each of these models and used mature, wearable colour pallets for a smarter sneaker. 

These robust runners feature a combination of suede and nylon panels with Saucony Jazz branding on the tongue as well as Saucony logos heel and sides of the sneaker....


Nike Cortez Ultra Moire Release Reminder

Nike Cortez Ultra Moire Available with Soleheaven.

Nike Cortez Ultra Moire Available from Soleheaven

Releasing tomorrow at 08:00AM GMT (14/07/16), we have the Nike Cortez 'ULTRA MOIRE' in White/Blue/Red and Black/White/Grey. 

4 decades on from the OG Cortez release, Nike are continuously updating the classic with modern, intelligent engineering. Here, Nike have adapted the Cortez runner with Ultra Moire uppers, replacing the standard canvas/nylon materials with a maintainable, perforated, more robust alternative. Ultra Moire has already been seen on the Air Max 90's and Air Max 1 in 2016, and the technologies popularity is continuing to increase...


Soleheaven Selects: STYLE WARS 1983.

Soleheaven selects: Style wars

We recently rewatched the 1983 documentary 'STYLE WARS', which is critically acclaimed amongst certain circles for giving one of the first in-depth looks into the life and actions of one of New Yorks most prolific graffiti crews. 

'Style Wars' explores the connection between Hip-Hop and graffiti culture, and runs it parallel with social climates in the USA post 70's. 


Music for the Sole - Schoolboy Q 'Blank Face LP'

Schoolboy Q - BLANK FACE LP

Todays 'Music for the sole' post is purely focused on the latest LP from LA's own Schoolboy Q, 'Blank Face EP'. We have been waiting for this one since Q's last smash album 'Oxymoron' which we still regularly bump on the shop floor. 'Blank Face' dropped on the 8th, and we've kept it in mind for Music for the Sole since we first had it on blast last Friday. 

In the run up to this release, Q, AKA Quincy Hanley, dropped an album preview in the form of the track 'THat Part'...


Soleheaven Photograph of the week #6

Huarache Ultra Fibreglass available now from Soleheaven

This week's photograph of the week comes in the form of a vibrant, almost neon, 'on-the-foot' shot of the Nike Air Huarache Ultra in 'Fibreglass', contrasted with a rusted, industrial environment. 

Throughout our photographer, Ant's working schedule, 'OTF's' are a priority. They are simply the best way to showcase a pair of sneakers. With Ant's catalogue of locations and situations, an OTF shot gives him more creative control, positioning the model perfectly to boast each sneakers individual highlights, just like he has done here, activating the neon touches of the 'Fibreglass' Ultra. 

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