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Soleheaven Seasonal Sale: STAFF PICKS.

With October close, our seasonal sale is in full swing. From New Balance to Diadora, Nike and more, we have plenty of styles available for special prices, our way of saying thank you to our loyal customers! We've spent the afternoon pulling together some highlights from the sale, be quick though, we can't promise they will stay around for long! 

Callum - Creative Content Manager

"I've picked the Nike Air Footscape Magista for my selection. At £115, these are unmissable, especially for anyone looking for premium comfort in their next pair. I chose...


Music For The Sole: MAC MILLER - THE FEMININE DIVINE

Mac Miller - The Feminine Divine 
Until recently, the Soleheaven team were split on the Pittsburgh MC Mac Miller, however, most of us were fans of at least one or two of his tracks. Skip to 2016 and 'Dang!' grabbed the whole teams attention out of nowhere, reminding us that Mac had more than just potential, he had talent. Dang was released early to build hype for his fourth studio album, The Feminine Divine. 

Photograph Of The Week #16

For our sixteenth episode in our series, we've selected a shot from our recent Nike drop from the new season's drop. Ant has captured the premium Classic Cortez here, showcasing the unique texture of the reptile uppers, utiliding the green grass for a heavy contrast that really plays in the favor of this Cortez iteration. 

~Team Soleheaven


Sneaker Focus: Air Max 95 'ULTRA'

Since the sneakers first debut, the Air Max 95 has been praised globally for its adaptability, durability, and style, it didn't take long for the 95 to grow deep roots in urban culture. from the UK to the US and Asia, people could not get enough of the model.

The 95 has been beloved globally since, amassing a huge following, allowing Nike to continue to release innovative updates to the OG all the way into 2016 including this, the Air Max 95 ultra, utilising a more 'fused' synthetic upper, allowing for more maintainability and a...


Air Jordan V 'Bronze' Release

THE AIR JORDAN V 'BRONZE' LAUNCHES 08:00BST 24/09/16

Following the huge success of the OG Black Metallic and the mid-summer Jordan V 'Gold' releases we saw, Air Jordan have released the fan favorite V again with obsidian navy uppers with a bronzed highlights, including the tongue which comes with a soft touch textured patent synthetic, giving the sneaker a unique shine and feel.

The V has been beloved by sneaker heads around the world since it was first debuted by Micheal Jordan in the 90's. Finishing touches on this one come from the bronze 'teeth'...


Step Up Your Sock Game

Step Up You Sock Game With 40's & Shorties

At Soleheaven HQ, we’re all huge players in the sock game. We are firm believers that a strong pair of socks can complete an outfit and seal the deal on your style. Whether you're after a fresh pair  to compliment your new sneakers or contrast your new beanie, our latest sock collection from ’40’s and Shorties’ is guaranteed to impress. The New York born, hip-hop lifestyle inspired brand was born in 2013, and since then, has grabbed global attention from rap superstars like...


'YES LAWD' NXWORRIES RELEASE DATE ANNOUNCED!

Anderson .Paak and hip-hop producer Kxwledge have just announced OCTOBER 2ST at the release date or their full-length album together under the name 'NXWORRIES'. The album will be named 'YES LAWD' and we could not be more excited! The record will be released on STONES THROW.

The duo dropped this preview track earlier this week to keep the hype building, BANGER!


Soleheaven Selects: Netflix essentials

Netflix, what would we do without you?
Despite the fact that any remotely tech-savvy person can watch almost anything they want with zero cost via pirate streaming services, Netflix have still found a foot hole in the marketplace, utilising a streamlined, simplistic business design to cut out the ads, and other such struggles to bring media to modern audiences with minimal hassle. In the past 5 years, they have gone from strength to strength, pushing forward some groundbreaking new shows and documentaries. We've spent the afternoon pulling...


Music For The Sole - Isaiah Rashad 'The Sun's Tirade'

After what feels like too long, Tennessee-born Isaiah Rashad has finally dropped his debut album 'The Suns Tirade', and hour long exploration of the young rappers personality and ambitions, influenced by LA's Top Dawg Entertainment, co-owned by none other than Kendrick Lamar. Although Kendrick signed Rashad, and his influence is evident, we don't often like to compare the rappers as much as other reviewers have done. We believe Isaiah had more than enough strength to stand his own from the success of his mixtapes and smaller recording projects, such as Pieces of a Kid and Cevila Demo. On both projects Rashad's...


Photograph of the week #15

Using a stealthy tone, the Air Jordan 1 Retro in black mono is a true essential. The sneaker itself is a pioneering shoe, the AJ1 was at the forefront of hip-hop culture in America, and still remains recognised as a king on the roads. Here, in all black, the power of the silhouette comes from the iconic nature of the panelling.

Available with Soleheaven. 

 


Kai & Sunny x Element Skateboards.

Abstract art duo Kai & Sunny have teamed up with renowned Skateboard brand Element on a gallery feature and limited capsule collection named "My Eye On You". The exhibition will run at Colette in Paris, featuring a range of contemporary works from the pair, commissioned exclusively for Element Skateboards. The collection will feature an exclusive 4 set of specially designed skateboard decks, as well as some T-shirts and bags to accompany the exhibition.

Utilising linework and layering to create trippy geometric pieces, Kai And Sunny break the norm with simplistic yet intricate work,...


Diadora: V7000 focus

 

When the Diadora brand designed the V7000, the focus was drawn to emphasising lightness, while also creating a durable and supportive runner for athletics that guaranteed foot support through the sneakers structure. At the time, the V7000 was a running icon, gaining popularity on the tracks of Italy and beyond. 

Fast forward from the 90's to 2016 and the Italian heritage brand still has the V7000 at its heart, focusing on the streets and urban menswear trends, releasing the V7000 accordingly each season. 

At Soleheaven we love the sneaker. We find that the tapered design offers a much more...


BBOY highlights from 'Chill in the City' Paris.

You simply MUST watch this 10 compilation from the 'Chill in the City' Break league feature in Paris earlier this month. These guys tear it up! Filmed by Parisian blog Seeds Of Hip Hop, this short feature includes clips from GENERATION FM, MONSTER, UDEF, CITADIUM and PRODANCE. 

Shout out the first dude for his use of the Huarache Trainer Low, available at Soleheaven!


A look back at Eric Koston



Music For The Sole: Travis Scott 'BITTSM'

On Travis Scotts latest studio album, the 24-year-old continues his win streak with the same mysterious, aesthetic fuelled sound that first gained him critical acclaim with 'Rodeo' back in 2015. This time, the Texan comes across more matured and more experienced in the way he presents himself on this project, however lyrical content often follows the same lead as 'Rodeo', not offering much in terms of progression, but offering that same intoxicating, wavey sound that fans of Travis can easily sink their teeth into. To sum it up, Birds expands on Rodeo with a much darker tone. 

When working with...


Clarks Seasonal Focus

Perfect for the Autumn, and the run up to winter, Clarks have arrived back at Soleheaven HQ with a 7 strong product collection, including some new lines and restocks on some favorites that flew out last time they were on our shelves.

At Soleheaven, we love Autumn. The seasonal shift brings a chance to layer up and experiment with more tonal hues and smarter options. This is where British-born shoe crafters, Clarks, come into play, offering the perfect substitute for those worn out summer sneakers, bridging the gap between smart and casual with some internationally recognised alternatives...


Soleheaven Student Essentials.

Soleheaven Student Essentials

Soleheaven Student Essentials 
It's that time again when the students of the UK prepare for another year of education. It's understandable that along with a new term of studies, you're going to want to kit yourself out with something special to kick off the term in style!

 

At Soleheaven, we're one step ahead with our 'Student Essentials' collection, which we're combining with double student discount & double customer reward points, meaning it couldn't be easier to find a new look perfect for your new semester...


Introducing: Soleheaven Customer Rewards.

At Soleheaven, we love giving something back to the wider sneaker community. Through this, we have developed the Soleheaven customer rewards scheme, allowing our loyal customer base to collect points from purchases and social shares that equal cash off future orders.
 
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Photograph Of The Week #14

Photograph of the week this week, the first week of September, comes from our recent shoot with the S8000's from the latest Diadora 'Made in Italy' collection. Showcasing symmetry and minimalism this shoot showcase's the adaptability of the S8000 uppers. The sneaker works beautifully with both toned down and toned up iterations.

You can shop the S8000 in grey here.

And you can shop the blue S8000 here.

You can also shop our whole Diadora collection here


Air Jordan XII 'Black Nylon'

Air Jordan 12 Releasing with Soleheaven.

The world-renowned Air Jordan XII is back at Soleheaven, ready for Autumn 2016, this time in luxurious 'Black Nyon'. The black uppers of the '97 court classic have been crafted with a combination of waterproof nylon and synthetic leathers, perfect to withstand anything on court or whatever nature can throw at you on the streets. Through the mixture of nylon and leathers, this XII offers the utmost in durability while still forming the famous XII build. 

As per all XII releases, this one includes Zoom technology incorporated into the outsole, enhancing the...


WIN THIS PAIR OF 'SUPER TUTTOLENTE' SUNGLASSES

Super tuttolente by RetroSuperFuture

WIN THIS PAIR OF 'SUPER TUTTOLENTE' SUNGLASSES DESIGNED BY ITALIAN EYEWEAR SPECIALISTS RETRO SUPER FUTURE. 

That's right, courtesy of Red Hot Sunglasses, we have a pair of 'Super Tuttolente' designer sunglasses to give away, retailed at £199! By entering your email address you are in for a chance to win these awesome, premium quality shades, designed in Italy by Retro Super Future, a leading brand in specialist eye-wear who have collaborated with the likes of Slam Jam on some of the finest glasses designs...