Badman illustrator and shop-boy extraordinaire; Nially Cat has been back at Wellgosh for a few months now. After time spent doing the rounds in London (he's done illustrations for Nike, Vivienne Westwood and numerous music videos), Niall's homing beacon turned green and he's returned to Leicester where rent is cheap and dreams are made.
A sneakerhead through and through, Niall has stepped up to the mark to select some of his favourite kicks currently available at the shop.
A stone cold classic; the New Balance Made In England 991 oozes luxury. Buttery suede, durable mesh and incredible build quality, New Balance are still up there with the best of the best when it comes to quality kicks. Possibly the best 'dad shoes' on the market? We think so, and they've bucked the trend for chunky soled trainers for more than a minute now, they pretty much started it!
If you've ever followed any of Niall's online activity you will have seen this one coming. Niall wears a pair of Chucks more often than he has hot dinners, and owns more pairs than he has clean pants. These Converse Chuck Taylor 70s Ox look great in this dazzling leopard print. Nially Cat by name, Nially Cat by nature.
Keeping things wild, next up is the 2002 classic Nike Air Max 90 Python. We had these kicks in stock the first time round, and with the 30th anniversary of the Nike Air Max 90 coming next year it's been great to see Nike tease us with some archive pieces like this that pull on the nostalgic heartstrings of any true AM 90 fan out there. More please Nike, we salute!
Keeping things swoosh but taking a left turn; the Nike Air Zoom Alpha won't be in your average sneakerhead's rotation but should be recognised as the groundbreaking trainer that it is. Originally released in 1996, the Zoom Alpha was the first shoe to feature Nike's iconic Zoom Air Technology allowing the company to experiment with zonal air cushions, a precursor to the the likes of the Nike Air Zoom Spiridon, and retrod here for the first time in it's OG Navy/White/Orange colour way.
You can probably see that Niall likes a classic. And they don't come much more classic than this. The Reebok Classics Workout Plus 1987 shown here in all its retro glory. Enough said.