As the holidays get closer ASICS are gearing up to release some special projects. The ASICS Gel Lyte V is back in this excellent colour up featuring triple black detailing. The ASICS Gel Lyte V ‘Shadow’ is presented in a black/black colour option complete with gel cushioned sole and suede upper. This premium offering features a subtle upper with stealth as the main concern. The ASICS Gel Lyte V ‘Shadow’ launches this Sunday in our online shop.
Earlier this month we embarked on a mission to revamp our Leeds based brick and mortar store. We joined forces with local trades people to ensure we stuck to our roots as an independent retailer. The shop features a number of changes including new shelving made locally using reclaimed spruce and an all white interior to ensure our carefully sourced product remains centre stage. The new look The Chimp Store is now open for business, stop by soon to check it out for yourself. #InChimpWeTrust.
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This years Christmas pack from Japanese footwear giants ASICS is a cracker! The pack features new workings of the Gel Lyte V and Gel Lyte III models. The ASICS Gel Lyte III is nicknamed the ‘Bad Santa’ and features a red, black and grey colour scheme which is finished off with a nubuck upper and speckle sole unit. The Gel Lyte V dons the ‘Jack Frost’ nickname and also boasts the nubuck upper and speckle sole unit with a colour scheme of teal and grey shades throughout. ASICS Gel Chrismas pack will be available on Saturday 14h November from 08:00 BST.
The all-black Nike Air Huarache caused chaos over the past few seasons seeing people meltdown over every re-release and Nike aren’t done, they’re now applying the triple black DNA to the latest Huarache model: the Nike Air Huarache Utility.
What makes this pair of trainers different from the regular Nike Air Huarache is that it sits on the line between running shoe and sneakerboot. It wouldn’t be out of place sitting in a Nike ACG line. The Nike Air Huarache Utility feature a neoprene Huarache sock upper which provides the foot hugging comfort of the original, a Magwire lacing system for optimum foot stabilising capabilities and a fused mudguard provides protection from the elements.
If the weather reports are anything to go by this will be a staple for all sneakerheads residing in colder climates this winter. The first delivery of the Nike Air Huarache Utility will be tomorrow 15th October from 08:00 BST. Further releases will happen across the new few weeks and you can see the upcoming styles above.
Inspired by Jordan’s collegiate alma mater, the new Nike Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG features White premium leather on the upper along with Dark Powder Blue accents. You can get your hands on a pair this Saturday 10th October live and direct from The Chimp Store. The release will happen at an undisclosed time so keep one eye on our Instagram page.
Raised By Wolves Fall Collection has arrived and is set to launch at 10am on Thursday 10th September. The collection consists of hoodies, long sleeve t-shirts, t-shirts, beanies, snapbacks, 5 panels and accessories. We all know how well thought out Raised By Wolves collections are and this one is no exception! Be ready at your computer on Thursday!
ICNY was developed after founder and designer Mike Cherman was struck by a car whilst cycling. Motivated by this, ICNY was created with the aspiration to provide added safety and increased visibility by using reflective materials on key areas of sport apparel and accessories.
For this second collaboration, PUMA and ICNY chose the latest running franchise – the IGNITE runner, and embed ICNY’s renowned DNA into its full extent. IGNITE is one of PUMA’s most responsive running shoes ever released providing superior cushioning with the IGNITE Foam that disperses impact forces while delivering responsiveness and energy return for faster and longer runs. It’s the perfect profile to take on the cutting edge designs of ICNY.
The IGNITE Ice Cream is an intersection of style and innovation that both brands proudly represent. The pack comes in two colorways inspired by ice cream flavours, chocolate chip cookie dough and mint chocolate chip. The upper is decked in full-color 3M reflective material while the IGNITE foam outsole is dressed with black speckles that resemble chocolate chips and cookies. The breathable mesh upper keeps the temperature down even during the hottest of summer days.
The PUMA IGNITE Ice Cream drops on the 12th of September priced £115. This drop is a sampling of the much-anticipated PUMA x ICNY range of footwear, apparel and accessories releasing late this Autumn-Winter ’15.
All the way from Venice Beach, California comes streetwear up and comers Born X Raised. Building a brand out of their life experiences BxR comes across as a tough yet well thought out operation. Through their network on musicians, influencers, fashion heads and other celebrity mates they’ve been pushed into the spotlight in a relatively short period of time. Which further cements how necessary a no BS brand is in this industry.
For fall we shot an in house mini feature on some key pieces from the collection. Above you can see our iteration of the brands latest delivery featuring t-shirts, beanies, snapback caps and sweatshirts. You can shop the Born X Raised Fall Collection in store and online now.
Originally designed as performance runner in the ‘90s, this renowned PUMA style quickly moved from the track to the streets rapidly becoming synonymous with urban street style. Since its debut, the Trinomic R698 has been re-issued in several iterations with a host of celebrated collaborations that cemented its position in sneaker history.
The PUMA R698 Soft Pack employs all the classic features you’d expect from the R698 using the hexagonal Trinomic system technology to ensure maximum comfort. Yet, instead of amplifying the style, it is downplayed, stripping the runner back to its original design to create a super clean and simple shoe. It flourishes in soft plush suede upper with subtle perforations for a lightweight finish making it a perfect end of summer shoe. The richness of the suede combined with the light and playful colours and the dark contrast of black and teal which make this pack truly delectable.
The PUMA ’Soft’ Pack launches Friday 11th September from 08:00 BST. Shop current PUMA ranges here here.
This weekend sees the release of the Nike Air Jordan VI Retro Low ‘Metallic Silver’. Returning just in time for summer with an original colourway we see them remastered & ready to wear. They come equipped with a black nubuck upper which is highlighted with Metallic Silver and icy clear outsoles. The Nike Air Jordan VI Retro Low ‘Metallic Silver’ will be available online this Saturday from 08:00 BST.
You can shop our current range from the almighty Nike right now.