I want to start by stating the most important aspect of cleaning suede shoes. Suede and water do NOT mix. Despite the claims that Jason Markk is safe for cleaning all shoe materials, you’ll want to avoid getting liquid anywhere near suede. Once suede has gotten wet, it is extremely difficult to recover the natural nap of the suede, and the strands tend to stay matted down, leaving what appears to be discoloration in the material. As a result, it’s always best to try to clean suede shoes by utilizing a simple brush and eraser combination. There are also a couple products that can be used to do preventative care against dirt and water exposure.

If the shoes you want to clean have been worn a handful of times, or have subjected to a dusty environment, I usually start by softly brushing the entirety of the shoe with a soft-bristled suede brush. This helps remove any dirt and dust that could have accumulated on the shoe, while also helping to determine where any tougher dirt/stain spots may have stuck into the nap of the suede. If your brush is really dirty after this step, make sure to clean it before moving on to prevent rubbing the dirt back into the suede.

Once you’ve identified areas that need a bit more care, grab your suede/nubuck eraser. Use the eraser to lightly brush the dirty area back and forth. Don’t rub too hard, as you can damage the suede with excess friction. The porous eraser should begin to pull up dirt/dust from the suede. After a few seconds of brushing using the eraser, grab your bristled brush again, and brush the cleaned area to revive the nap of the suede. If there is still dirt present, give it another go with the eraser, followed by the brush free run sale

The painful truth about trainers: Are running shoes a waste of money?

At Stanford University, California, two sales representatives from Nike were watching the athletics team practise. Part of their job was to gather feedback from the company’s sponsored runners about which shoes they preferred.
Unfortunately, it was proving difficult that day as the runners all seemed to prefer… nothing.
‘Didn’t we send you enough shoes?’ they asked head coach Vin Lananna. They had, he was just refusing to use them.
‘I can’t prove this,’ the well-respected coach told them.
‘But I believe that when my runners train barefoot they run faster and suffer fewer injuries.’
Nike sponsored the Stanford team as they were the best of the very best. Needless to say, the reps were a little disturbed to hear that Lananna felt the best shoes they had to offer them were not as good as no shoes at all.
When I was told this anecdote it came as no surprise. I’d spent years struggling with a variety of running-related injuries, each time trading up to more expensive shoes, which seemed to make no difference. I’d lost count of the amount of money I’d handed over at shops and sports-injury clinics – eventually ending with advice from my doctor to give it up and ‘buy a bike’.And I wasn’t on my own. Every year, anywhere from 65 to 80 per cent of all runners suffer an injury. No matter who you are, no matter how much you run, your odds of getting hurt are the same. It doesn’t matter if you’re male or female, fast or slow, pudgy or taut as a racehorse, your feet are still in the danger zone.
But why? How come Roger Bannister could charge out of his Oxford lab every day, pound around a hard cinder track in thin leather slippers, not only getting faster but never getting hurt, and set a record before lunch? nike free sale

How to dry your running shoes

The past few weeks has been rather rainy. As such, I have been dealing with wet waterlogged shoes quit often recently. There is nothing worse than putting a pair of damp shoes on the next day. But have no fear – if you follow these simple steps – your favorite pair of treads will be ready to hit the pavement with you by morning.

Just as an FYI – 2 weeks ago I ran in my old shoes. They got waterlogged. Because they were my old shoes (and I was lazy) I did not perform these steps. Two days later I ran in my new shoes. It rained. They got waterlogged. I dried them with newspaper as outlined here. The next morning my new shoes were good to go. The old shoes were still damp 3 days later…and they smelled horrible!The newspaper is not only for rain – if you sweat a lot (you cannot see it, but I am pointing at myself) – you can also use this “trick” to help sop up the sweat (how’s that for mental imagery?) and keep them smelling good (good may be pushing it…’less bad’ is more like it). I usually only have to use 1 round of newspaper if they are wet because of sweat.

Nike Brings Back the “Calypso” Roshe

Arguably one of the most sought-after OG colorways of the Roshe Run, Nike Sportswear’s “Calypso” edition of the design has made a return for Summer 2015. Like the original, 2015′s “Calypso” Roshe is a model of simplicity, letting the calypso-hued sole stand out against the “Pure Platinum” mesh construction and anthracite-colored Swoosh of the upper. As per usual, rope laces and a “Volt” footbed round out the design. Retailing for just $75 USD, the shoes can be purchased now while supplies last.

The Roshe Run Becomes a Nike Air MAG in This Custom Job

The latest in this year’s series of tributes, both official and otherwise, to the Nike Air MAG is a custom Roshe Run by designer le shoechainz. Here, the Phylon midsole has been painted grey speckled with electric blue, with LED lights incorporated into the shoe for that essential futuristic touch. Otherwise, the grey upper with a Dynamic Flywire build to mimic the lines on the sides of the original Air MAG add to the overall aesthetic of the custom. For more photos, check out le_shoechainz‘s Instagram, through which private orders of his customs can be made.

Nike Roshe Run – a sneaker review

If you haven’t already heard of them, the Nike Roshe Run sneaker is something to talk about. These are definitely the comfiest sneakers I have ever put on my feet. Nike keeps it simple with this shoe yet it is one of the most stylish and ground-breaking sneakers on the market at a low price.

The upper on the sneaker is made from a breathable material and suede (which is optional). The full length “Phylon” mid-sole and “solarsoft” sockliner are responsible for the amazing comfort on this shoe. I was uncertain about purchasing his shoe until I tried it on in the store. I was immediately sold. Unlike the rest of the running sneakers on the market today, the Roshe Runs are only $70.

One down side to this shoe is that since the material is so light and thin, it is not a very good winter shoe. I recently wore mine to the Schalmont football game and froze my toes off. Never fear though, Nike has come out with a Roshe Run winterized boot with suede and thicker materials. Knowing how comfy the regular pair is, I might have to buy the Roshe boots as well.This is definitely a sneaker I recommend as it is cheap, comfortable and stylish. If you are unsure about my recommendation, head to your local Foot Locker or Finish Line and try on a pair. I guarantee that you won’t want to take them off and you’ll find yourself heading home with a pair.

Why the Nike Air Max BW Is Making a Comeback in 2016

The month of March marks the once-a-year worldwide celebration of the Nike Air Max that is Air Max Day. 2016 in particular commemorates the 25th birthday of the Nike Air Max BW — also known as the Air Max Classic or Air Max IV — and the ”Big Window” has never been better poised to make a comeback than during this year. In comparison to its iconic cousins, the Air Max 1, Air Max 90 and Air Max 95, the Air Max BW garners comparatively little attention. As father of the Air Max line, Tinker Hatfield, once said that the design of every new Air Max is an attempt at surpassing the success of its predecessors. However, to be quite frank, the Air Max BW has yet to fulfill this requirement. So, was the “Big Window” relegated to this sad fate from the moment it was born, or will history allow it a second chance to realize its full potential?
Firstly, let’s travel back in time to the year that the Nike Air Max BW was born, in 1991. As you might know, 1991 was a fundamental year to the current cultural trajectory we find ourselves on — it was then that the World Wide Web became public; Nirvana released their influential and bestselling album, Nevermind; Terminator 2: Judgement Day rocked the box office; and the year that Michael Jordan won his first NBA championship with the Chicago Bulls. You might ascribe the obscurity of the BW to these concurrent, world-changing events that overshadowed its release, but then you would be kidding yourself. The previous year saw worldwide sneaker circles captivated under the spell of the Air Max 90′s Infrared accents and heart-shaped sole element, and the launch of the Air Max 180 shortly after that of the BW quickly stole the spotlight from the latter, what with the higher volume Air unit of the 180. Sandwiched in between these two big releases, the BW was effectively cannibalized by its own siblings.

Of course, to blame the BW’s misfortune on bad timing would be too simplistic. For a fuller picture, we must also examine the BW itself. That year, Nike chose to put the Air Max BW up for sale internationally, a move which should have been followed by a massive marketing push but ultimately fizzled out. This is in stark contrast to the innovative Wieden+Kennedy promotional campaign for its successor, the Air Max 180, where illustrators such as Ralph Steadman, Charles Anderson, Andre Francois, Takenobu Igarashi and Alfonse Holtgreve were commissioned to create eye-catching print and TV advertisements alongside Industrial Light & Magic and acclaimed director David Cronenberg. Seeing as how most of the Swoosh’s marketing dollars had been dedicated to the 180, it’s easy to see why the Air Max BW had been snubbed. Similarly in 2005, when Nike launched its large-scale “Powerwall” series celebrating three decades of the Air Max, the BW was nowhere to be found.

How to get your feet ready for the Olympics

Having only released the Air Max 1 Ultra Flyknit in late July, Nike are teaming up with a trio of designers to deliver a bespoke footwear experience.
From August 5th-21st trainer and streetwear obsessives can add a variety of patches, pins and flags to their kit. This stretches from t-shirts and hoodies to the Air Max 1 Ultra Flyknit.
While Nike have always allowed a degree of customisation through their NikeiD portal, the option to choose from 37 national flags is rare (Olympics — nudge, nudge).

Designers Ben Drury (the man behind many of Dizzee Rascal’s album covers), Jiro Bevis and Sara Andreasson are representing London, Rio and Tokyo, respectively, with their unique badges and decals. All with limited availability until stocks last.
As much as we love Rio and Tokyo, there’s no looking past getting the Union Jack on the back of some Air Max 1s. If you really want to represent Team GB, opt for a gold swoosh in preparation for all the gold medals we’re going to win (it also matches the gold box they come in).

The feeling of Nike free 3.0

While wearing Nike run 2.0 of nike free shoe some time back, the individuals along with users gain the experience and they were eager to compare with 3.0. The constituents of fitting and riding became identical. Nevertheless, the shoe had changed quite slightly when the users began to wear them during the year, 2010. The checkered kind of outsole was wholly revised while adding the contoured design through the arch and heel. The midsole introduced sufficient cushioning as it was to be predicted.

The fitting and sensation of upper introduced the most drastic modification. The version, 3.0 still turned out to be contented. As a whole, the free 3.0 appears as a great choice for the users while searching a cushioning in a shoe of minimalist nature. Perhaps, it is comfortable; the shoe introduces the adaptive handling and a smoother experience along with a usual positive performance for a short and long workout. Hence, the individuals can choose the version, Nike Free Run 3.0 v4 of Nike Free Sale shoe.

The edition including Nike Free 5.0 comes out with more cushioned while comparing with Nike free 3.0. Nike free 4.0 V3 men running shoe introduces the enhancement of shoe and flexibility that offer the advantages of usual motion. Moreover, users will not find any sacrificing underfoot guard or multi-surface traction.

Nike Air Max 90 Ultra 2.0 ‘Militia Green’

Recently, the Nike Air Max 90 went through an upgrade with the Ultra 2.0 release. Now we have a fresh new color combination which features ‘Militia Green’.

This Ultra 2.0 edition of the Nike Air Max 90 comes dressed in a Cargo Khaki and Militia Green color combination. Constructed with synthetic and mesh across the uppers, Grey covers the toe while the aforementioned shades land on the panels and heel. Completing the look is White on the midsole and Black through the outsole.

Continue to scroll to check out more images of the Nike Air Max 90 Ultra 2.0 Militia Green which will bring you a better look. They are now arriving at select Nike Sportswear retailers overseas like Afew. Retail price is set at €154.95 which comes out to be about $167 USD. Currently only a handful of sizes are still available.