Welcome to On The Foot - a new segment of the blog we're going to be trying out for size.
Kicking things off is the Made in USA New Balance 998 in Teal/Navy. Made in the USA, the 998 has grown to become a staff favourite here at Wellgosh, and this time around the 998 is kitted out with the most reliable, tried and tested tech in footwear. Soft suede overlays, a premium mesh toebox and reflective accents to make sure you aren't getting run over any time soon.
The Adidas Tobacco makes a long-awaited return to Wellgosh after you lot all took the CP Company x Adidas Originals Tobacco on release day back in August, and this time it's available in Collegiate Navy.
Created in 1978, The Tobacco draws its inspiration from gazelles and sambas, but soon became thought of as a smarter, more casual shoe, and less of a running trainer. And here's a fun fact for you all - the Tobacco is called the Tobacco because the original colour-way, (a sandy/brown) was based on the colours of the tobacco plant - you can have that one for free.
As the years have gone on, the shoe has been given different treatments in terms of materials and colours, but the suede Tobacco has grown to become a classic trainer on the terraces.
The Nike Air Max 180 returns to Wellgosh, this time in string/rest pink. This colour-way pays homage to the DQM x Nike Air Max 90, one of the most sought after 90's out there.
After it's release in 1991, the 180 was a bit hit and miss with sneakerheads for a few years until it was brought back as a retro, and has been used as a canvas by artists such as Eminem, Kanye West and Dizzee Rascal.
Back in 2005, Dave Ortiz, the owner of DQM (Daves Quality Meats) sneaker shop in New York was asked to create a shoe that represented both himself and his shop. Dave designed the shoe inspired by the different cuts of artificial meat that decorated his store, and the shoe became something of a cult classic.
We've got a couple of colours in the Converse One Star in for you you lot too, and we're featuring the mandarin/white colour-way because it's a fitting colour for Autumn. The one star has been mad popular this year, it's a really versatile silhouette and with all the different colour-ways available, it makes for a comfy, easy to wear shoe that looks good with almost anything.
Available in a variety of colours, the One Star was donned by skaters throughout the 1990's and due to its durability; with a heavyweight hairy suede and a padded collar... an ideal pair of beaters!
Asics return with another banger, and this time it's in the form of the Gel Lyte III, with the latest collaboration between Asiscs, Japan based shop Atmos, and Berlin based store Solebox.
This silhouette features of a snow-tiger came print, with UV light reflective panelling throughout. The three-way collaboration marks the 10 year anniversary since solebox's first partnership with Asics. The Solebox x Atmos x Asics Gel Lyte III is a fierce contender for the ideal winter colour-way.
The Reebok Workout is another shoe that's proved popular over the past couple of years, and it makes an appearance on our list because of it's versatility, durability and reasonable price point. Because it's a full leather upper, rest assured your feet will be kept nice and cosy in these and they'll last you a while too. Classic by name, classic by nature.
Plenty more in-store and online, pop in and see us!