Rounding off 2018 in terms of big travel trips, it was back to Los Angeles but with less sightseeing and more work this time around. I was out there for HANON as guests of adidas and Reebok and the main purpose of our visit was for ComplexCon 2018 which was actually taking place in Long Beach on Saturday/Sunday, but we actually headed out on the Tuesday and were leaving late Sunday afternoon.Read More
Five years on from our first collaboration with Saucony, we are proud to join forces once again but this time we step away from the lifestyle range and re-work their most innovative running silhouette to date in the form of the Freedom ISO ‘Granite’.Read More
This October, for the first time, we are proud to come together with KangaROOS and debut our HANON Coil-R1 ‘Moonshine’. Known globally for their ‘Original Shoes With Pockets’ we have reworked the KangaROOS ‘86 Coil-R1 runner in a premium execution.Read More
This Summer we join forces with Le coq sportif , to offer a bold and original version of the LCS R800 utilising some unique materials for this special make-up, which has been dubbed “The Good Agreement”.Read More
To celebrate an anniversary milestone, we are proud to join forces with Diadora and mark their 70th birthday year with a special collaboration on the ‘Aberdeen’ - a 1979 court shoe reimagined in a luxurious material treatment.
Often referred to as ‘the Granite City’, our hometown of Aberdeen earned its nickname from a period throughout the 18th to mid 20th century when the city’s buildings incorporated locally quarried grey granite.Read More
Hanon and Diadora team up for Autumn ’16 and are proud to release the ‘Tuscan Racer’ - a collaborative edition of Diadora’s V.7000 running shoe and a favourite silhouette of ours from their ‘90 archive.Read More
This summer we join forces with Italian sports brand Diadora and are proud to present the V7000 “Inter City” - a first V7000 release and a continuation of our “Saturday Special” theme.Read More
This summer we join forces with New Balance to mark the return of the Epic TR. Teaming up with four of their earliest partners, New Balance have invited hanon of Aberdeen, Sneakersnstuff of Stockholm, Firmament of Berlin, and 24 Kilates of Barcelona to present their take on the Epic TR. Constructed exclusively at the legendary Flimby factory in England, each pair stays true to the original make up with a hand crafted mix of premium materials.
The Epic TR is a based on the original upper design of the EPIC football boot, which was originally produced at the Flimby factory in the 90’s, and was a pinnacle performance boot at the time. The transformation of the EPIC football boot into the Epic TR sees the upper stay close to the original design but with a modernised look, and a brand new rubber cupsole to compliment the upper.
With the Epic TR and it’s very obvious football relationship, it’s hard to take your mind elsewhere, so this is where the inspiration for our design comes from. Football is such a massive thing in the UK and across Europe, and in the UK there’s a passion for clothing and footwear that embodies a look which is unique, so we wanted this collaboration to have a quintessential terrace feel to it, something that you would find at any football ground throughout the country.
Our premium ‘Terrace' edition of the Epic TR features an upper which is executed in a mix of rich earthy tobacco and mushroom pig suede, offset with a vibrant blue pig suede around the collar and heel tab. Our Epic TR is finished off with tonal stitching throughout, a large white leather ‘N’ and it sat atop a clean newly designed rubber cupsole.
The first 35 in-store customers will receive a branded leather credit card wallet which was handmade in Amsterdam, along with one of our Hanon New Balance "memories" canvas tote bags which were first release in 2013.
Also, each pair of our New Balance Epic TR "Terrace" purchased from us both in-store and online will come with a bespoke publication by MUNDIAL, which features a lookbook shot on location, as well as interviews with the collective brains behind the project.
A couple of weeks have passed since the fifteenth instalment of Crepe City, and as always the Crepe City team absolutely killed the event. This was my eighth Crepe City event and all eight have been located at the Truman Brewery which is just off Brick Lane in London's Shoreditch.
Each event seems to get bigger and bigger with Crepe City utilising more rooms than ever, but CC15 finally saw the return of the large room upstairs, a 22,000 sq ft room which was last seen at CC11.
It didn't just stop at that room though, as the other rooms upstairs - T2, T3, T4, and T5, were also absolutely packed to the brim with trainers, streetwear, accessories, vintage clothing, customisers, sneaker cleaners, and much much more.
This event was a little different for me though, as rather than just taking some pictures and socialising, Hanon Shop and Diadora had come together to launch our third collaboration on the Diadora B.Elite which was limited to only 50 pairs, with 30 of them being made for sale exclusively at Crepe City, and the other 20 being for friends and family.
A real testament to the Crepe City event itself, the team who are behind it, and just how far they've come that they have stores and brands dropping such low quantity collaborations at their events.
Be sure to check out some of my images below, and stay tuned to @crepecity on Instagram for more!
For our latest project with Fred Perry, we also teamed up with textile manufacturer Halley Stevensons and utilised their P200 Super Dry fabric for the upper of the shoes, you can check out all the details here. We were lucky enough to be able to visit the awesome Halley Stevensons factory in Dundee to shoot the shoes and the Fred Perry M12 polo shirt, as well as pretty much have free reign of the factory to explore. Shouts to Dorothy and the rest of the team for their hospitality!