New Eco-Friendly Models From Vans Shoes
Tuesday 23/03/10 - 09.18AM
Vans Shoes introduce updated, eco-friendly versions of classic models
Vans Shoes are a company committed to helping the environment by finding more earth-friendly materials and construction techniques. This has resulted in new versions of the Vans Rata and Vans Authentic, which reduce your 'eco-footprint' whilst still being sturdy enough for surfing, skating, and daily wear.
Vans have recently launched an updated version of their Rata model, originally built as part of the surf collection. The Rata Vulc comes with a 100% Hemp upper and Vulc sole, making it both durable and lightweight, the perfect companion for the traveling surfer.
Also available is the new Vans Authentic Hemp, which also features an entirely Hemp upper. The outsole is constructed from 40% recycled rubber, making this an all round eco-friendly shoe. Hemp is a lightweight, breathable fabric, making both the Rata Vulc and Authentic Hemp perfect for the warmer weather ahead. These Vans models and more are available now.
Stussy x Stones Throw x J Dilla T-shirts
Friday 19/03/10 - 03.52PM
Stussy and Stones Throw Records team up to produce a t-shirt tribute to J Dilla.
This year, Stussy have gotten together with Stones Throw Records to produce a limited edition T-Shirt featuring a photo of legendary Stones Throw recording artist J-Dilla. The hip-hop producer, who has passed into infamy since his death, would have celebrated his 36th birthday this year and so Stussy have produced this T-Shirt, as their way of commemorating the man himself.
J-Dilla died in 2006 from a rare blood disease, at the peak of his career in 2006. He was responsible from some of the biggest hip-hop records in history, including those from De La Soul, Common and Busta Rhymes. Stussy also shot a 3 part documentary about J-Dilla's life to accompany the release, featuring many of Dilla's friends and colleagues which you can check our below.
Urban Industry first ever Spring Summer 2010 Lookbook
Friday 19/03/10 - 09.39AM
We launch our first ever lookbook for Spring/Summer 2010.
We have just launched out first ever lookbook for Spring/Summer 2010 as a way of displaying some of the best stock for the upcoming season and how to rock it best. The whole lookbook was shot on location in Eastbourne by Sean at Highorder.co.uk and featuring dubstep DJ Odessa modeling the looks.
The Urban Industry lookbook features some great product from Obey Clothing, Edwin Jeans, Vans Shoes, Carhartt, The Hundreds, Only NY, HUF and more, all of which are available are available at Urban Industry now.
Check out the full Urban Industry Lookbook and look below for a selection of the products featured within.
Big Drop on Brixton Hats, Flat Caps, Snap Backs and Beanies
Wednesday 17/03/10 - 03.40PM
The Spring collection from Brixton Hats is now available in store..
Brixton Hats have recently launched their spring/summer collection which includes a healthy selection of their signature hats along with select items of clothing. Brixton Hats have established themselves as the premium creator of headwear and this season’s selection definitely shows why.
Featuring classic styles like the Fedora and Flat cap, as well as a more modern influence in the Station snapback caps and Wheeler trucker caps, there’s definitely a Brixton style for everyone. It’s worth paying close attention to the detail too. Fedora hats come with a metal Brixton logo badge and feather inside the brim. The Brixton Hats also use a range or materials, including Herringbone tweed, natural straw and silk linings to achieve a premium quality product.
Be a little adventurous and try incorporating a Castor Fedora, Hooligan Flat Cap or Stroll Hat into any spring outfit, or while it’s still a little on the colder side, keep things simple with the best-selling Heist Beanie. All these Brixton Hats and more are available now.
Ransom by Adidas Orignals Spring/Summer Collection
Tuesday 16/03/10 - 03.43PM
The second collection from Ransom by Adidas Originals lands at Urban Industry for Spring/Summer 2010.
The first collaborative range from Canadian retailer turned menswear brand Ransom Holding Company and one of the world’s biggest footwear brands, Adidas, first appeared in previews back at the beginning of 2009. Ransom worked on completely new models, rather than with existing Adidas Originals silhouettes, resulting in some really special footwear.
The Ransom by Adidas Originals collection moves away from traditional Adidas Originals runners to more mountaineering inspired footwear, with Ransom taking inspiration from the Canadian outdoors. Ransom and Adidas return with their second footwear collection, which sees the return of The Valley, The Dune, The Creek and more, in a host of new colourways and materials for spring/summer.
The Dune and The Creek continue mountaineering inspired trend whilst The Valley presents a more traditional high-top sneaker model using the same premium materials. In addition, The Curb, The Pier, The Bluff and The Valley Low cover the lower end of the spectrum. The use of materials is what really makes the Ransom by Adidas Originals collection something to shout about. Sun washed ripstop nylon, heavyweight hemp and premium leather all feature prominently and make a big impact to the look and feel of each shoe.
Check out all of the Ransom by Adidas Originals models below and keep a close eye on the collaboration. Previews of the Autumn/Winter range are already surfacing and it looks like things are set to get better and better throughout 2010.
Nike Quick Strike Program arrives at Urban Industry.
Sunday 14/03/10 - 04.59PM
We are very pleased to announce that Urban Industry store is now an official Nike Quick Strike Account!
We're very pleased to announce that Urban Industry Store is now an official Nike Quick Strike Account here in the UK. For those unfamiliar with the Nike product Tiering system, Nike Quick Strike is pretty much the pinnacle of distribution for independent stores meaning that the shoes on offer here are particulary scarce worldwide. Going forward we'll have a number of Quickstrike releases through out the year, each one a special make up, new colour way or collaboration with a different artist, all will be super limited and hard to find.
We start our Nike Quick Strike account with this great collection of World Cup Inspired designs, the first set featuring Nunca from Brazil and the UK's very own James Jarvis well known for this Amos brand and King Ken Toys. Above is the excellent Nunca X Nike Quickstrike Dunk Hi, a simple, almost SB inspired, version of the classic basketball boot. Nunca's work is heavily inspired by Incan symbolism and a primitive style of graffiti called Pixação.... From this he has added his unique handstyle graphics to a range of new Quickstrike True Colours series shoes which tie in with the forthcoming World Cup.
This is the Nike Quickstrike Air Footscape Motion England edition featuring a super lightweight and technical mesh, flywire uppers and the Nike Freesole tech. James Jarvis adds his signature style to the tounge and insole artwork.
Nike Quickstrike Air Zoom Tiempo England meets with James Jarvis again on a proper indoor football shoe with its leather 'quilted' stitch panelling uppers and fold down tongue. Fully leather lined with James Jarvis artwork on thr tongue and insole
At first glance, his interpretation of the England crest stays true to the national archetype, but up close the designs are all Jarvis: his heraldic lion flashing a trademark googly-eyed grin. Jarvis drew from medieval woodblock prints for inspiration for this Nike Quickstrike Lunar Rejuven8 Mid+ England.
This is a great looking shoe in collaboration with Nunca for his Brazillian inspired world cup pack. The Nike Quickstrike Air Bw Gen II Brazil uses Technical mesh & grid uppers with textile overlays, Air max & free sole technology.. Super Lightweight on point..
Not part of the World Cup pack above but still inside the super limited Quick Strike Program, the Nike All Court Premium shoe was a design made inconjection with premium menswear label, APC. Nike have put this simple and clean summer shoe into Quick strike in this great canvas make up.