Converse making moves down under.
The All Star giant has started off the “City Forests” tour, which consists of huge murals being painted in the middle of cities and busy hotspots. Believe it or not, there is more to it than just a big painting. The art that covers these walls is actually made up of light-activated paint that helps to break up air pollutants. The message on the Sydney masterpiece is “Trees are the Answer” and due to the size and amount of paint, it is effectively cleaning the air to the same power as 183 trees! Converse are also selling limited edition ‘Rainforest Rescue Patches’ that can be stuck onto your chucks as another way to style them up, with 100% of proceeds going to it’s namesake charity Rainforest Rescue. I am totally here for Sneaker brands looking for new ways to save the planet!
Trick or treat...
It’s that time of year again. Spooky season! Halloween will soon be upon us, and one of my favourite traditions is to eye up any special themed kicks coming up. Nike is always on the ball, with 2020 being no exception. There’s a Blazer & an Air Max 90 covered in creepy crawler graphics, an old-school Air Trainer 3 resembling the likes of Dracula, and a personal favourite of mine in the Air Force 1 “Skeleton” in a totally new colourway for this year, a perfect pumpkin orange. Featuring the classic skeletal foot, and glow in the dark outsoles, these are set to be released on 28th October on Nike.com, just in time to go out trick or treating!
This week online marketplace eBay has announced that they have launched a sneaker authentication service. Similar to platforms StockX & Goat, this service will guarantee buyers peace of mind that they’re getting the quality product that they have been hoping for. It has launched in the US for any sneakers (both new & used) over $100. For this eBay teamed up with SneakerCon to make sure they had a skilled team of experts in place to set up their new authentication centre. Now your sneakers will turn up with an eBay authenticated tag on, to show that your kicks have passed the test. Phew.