Natterjacks Blog

07/07/2018
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Friday Feeling – The Wackiest of Wimbledon Fashion

The time for tennis, strawberries and flying ants has come again with Wimbledon in full swing, so buckle up because today we are taking a look at some of the most tragic and controversial outfits in Wimbledon history. The Wimbledon Tennis Club is famous for it’s strict all white dress code… players who want to add a splash of colour can only have one centimetre of trim around the neckline or cuff, but this hasn’t stopped them pushing their luck and causing controversy with their court attire over the years. When... Read More

30/06/2018
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Friday Feeling – Fjällräven Kånken – The Perfect Companion

Lightweight, versatile and charming, the Kånken is a great choice for day-to-day use and can last a lifetime. Made from eco-friendly materials, we’re taking a look at why this is the backpack of today. The Kånken backpack was born back in 1978 originally designed to help Swedish school children with their posture, but the backpack’s audience has changed slightly since then. With 200 bought every hour worldwide, its clear to see why this little bag has become so popular. The origin of the name ‘Kånken’ means ‘to carry’ in Swedish, in... Read More

22/06/2018
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Friday Feeling – The Adidas Yung-1 – A Retro Classic Reborn

Dropping 21st June 2018, the long-awaited Yung-1 by Adidas is a huge nod to sportswear circa the early 90s and we are loving it… a modern take on this year’s beloved dad sneaker trend, the upper is a contemporary update on the cherished 1997 Falcon Dorf. This captivating shoe features a layered Falcon Dorf mesh upper with reconstructed tongue, imprinted with Trefoil branding. The shoe comes in a bold hi-res orange and a distinctly 90s red, navy and off white colourway. While the red, navy and off white accentuates the retro... Read More

18/06/2018
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Flashback Friday – The History of Stüssy

Originally from surf inspired roots, California-bred Shawn Stüssy started his business in 1980. A business which turns 38 this year and generated over $50 million last year, today we are finding out a bit more about what made it so successful. Stüssy began by creating surfboards that combined innovative performance shapes with a graphic style combining elements from reggae, punk and new wave music, leaving his literal mark on each board with a broad-tipped black marker. His signature paid homage to both graffiti styles and his uncle, abstract painter Jan Frederick Stüssy. In 1984, the... Read More

08/06/2018
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Flashback Friday – The History of Nike

Today we are taking a look into the history of Nike and how it became one of the biggest, most well-known sportswear clothing companies of today, born all from the back of a car. First up, a bit about Nike’s heritage… Nike, pronounced ‘Ni-key’, is the winged goddess of victory according to ancient Greek mythology. She sat at the side of Zeus, the ruler of the Olympic pantheon, in Olympus. A mystical presence, symbolising victorious encounters, Nike presided over history’s earliest battlefields. Fast forward to today, “Nike is the 20th century footwear that lifts the... Read More

05/06/2018
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The Only Guide You Need – Dickies Pants Fit

We have come to understand that purchasing pants online based off a product shot, not knowing how they fit or look on a real person happens all too often. So we have compiled a Dickies Pant fit guide so you can be sure when you buy, how they sit on the body and how to style them. First up… a bit of history about the brand. Dickies workwear is renowned for its performance, comfort and durability. The company was started back in 1922 by C.N. Williamson and E.E. Dickie in... Read More

01/06/2018
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Flashback Friday: From the Court to the Street – The Evolution of Converse

The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star has been in constant production since 1917, and has gone virtually unchanged since 1949. Its gone from the world’s most prevalent basketball sneaker to a lifestyle staple and it remains beloved both for its history and its simplicity. We’re taking you on journey into the history of the famous Chuck Taylor All Star and the evolution of this prominent brand. Converse began in 1908 as a rubber shoe company specialising in galoshes (rubber based shoes). The company was originally called ‘Converse Rubber Shoe Company’, created by... Read More

30/05/2018
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Skate Accessories Essentials – Summer 2018

With summer just around the corner, get weather ready with all these essential skate accessories and clothing to keep you looking and feeling fresh. From decks, wheels and hardware to must have clothing, we are taking a look at some of the hottest items to have you skating in style. First up, decks. There are so many wavy decks to choose from but we have narrowed it down to one deck we’ve had in from the guys at Palace. A bit of history about the brand… Palace Skateboards started out as... Read More

25/05/2018
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Flashback Friday – The History of Carhartt

Carhartt is known for its high quality clothing, such as jackets, coats, overalls, shirts, jeans, dungarees and fire-resistant clothing. Today we’re taking a look into the history of Carhartt and where it all began. Carhartt was originally founded by Hamilton Carhartt in 1889 in Michigan, making work clothing for manual labourers. To start with, Hamilton Carhartt and 5 employees set up in a dusty old attic in the heart of Detroit and with 4 sewing machines, little did they know it would be the foundations for one of the greatest American Dream... Read More

18/05/2018
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Flashback Friday – Best of British Brands

With the Royal Wedding fast approaching, we are delving into British sportswear heritage with some of the best British born clothing brands around. Starting with a brand most popularly known for its tennis wear… Born in 1990 and raised in the North West of England as the son of a cotton spinner, Fred Perry is a brand we all know and love. After a professional career throughout the 1930s, in which he attained world number one status, smashed Grand Slam records and enjoyed the lifestyle of a professional sportsman, Perry... Read More

11/05/2018
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Flashback Friday – The Birthplace of British Skateboarding

The Undercroft of the Southbank Centre has been the heart of London Skateboarding for the past 40 years. With a constant battle between the building’s owners and skateboarders, we’re delving into a bit of history about the famous skatepark. The undercroft skateboarding area was an unused space appropriated as a cultural and recreational facility within the South Bank complex that has been used consistently for the last 40 years. Skateboarders initially adopted the area but it quickly became used my BMXers, inline skaters, graffiti artists and many other creatives like street... Read More

11/05/2018
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The Hip Pack – A Versatile Classic

Some call it a fanny pack, some call it a bum bag… whatever you call it, there is no denying the versatility and simplicity of the timeless accessory that we all love during the summer and music festival season. The fact that it allows the wearer to be hands free and also give a decent size of storage space makes this bag perfect for enjoying life and focusing on having a good time instead of constantly checking on the whereabouts of your belongings. We’ve compiled a few of our favourite hip packs/festival bags... Read More

10/05/2018
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Fred Perry x Miles Kane – A Contemporary Collection with a 70s Approach

This year Fred Perry brings us a collection in collaboration with British rock and role musician, Miles Kane. The collection reinterprets some of Fred Perry’s most iconic pieces with some serious 70s flair, inspired by Kane’s rock roots. Since it was founded more than six decades ago, Fred Perry has been a champion of British sports and subculture with a long list of musicians repping the iconic laurel wreath. The wreath was worn by the likes of The Streets’ Mike Skinner, Damon Albarn, Thom Yorke, Jake Bugg and Cosmo Pyke to name... Read More

09/05/2018
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Converse Cons present ‘Purple’

Converse have and always will be a big part of skateboarding’s DNA, since as early as 1917 when the Chuck Taylor ‘All Stars’ were born, Converse have brought us a practical, long-wearing shoe, perfect for skateboarding comfortably and general everyday wear. For as long as we can remember, Chuck Taylors have been the shoe of choice for countless skaters since before many of us were born. With a history that runs that deep, Converse’s involvement with skateboarding is evident. Having launched their skate program roughly a decade ago, Converse have... Read More

04/05/2018
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May the 4th be with you – Celebrating Star Wars Day

Let’s come together and celebrate the epic adventures of Star Wars, created by George Lucas. So what’s the famous phrase all about? ‘May the force be with you’ is the phrase we’re all very common with, used to wish an individual or group good luck or good will. The phrase originated in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, and has continued to be a classic part of Star Wars ever since. The spiritual and mystical element of the Star Wars galaxy is known as ‘the force’. It is described in... Read More

02/05/2018
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Hide your lasagna: The Hundreds x Garfield

Everyone has a Garfield within them deep down, we all relate to his unbothered attitude, obsession with eating and his overwhelming love of sleeping. The Hundreds have come together to commemorate Garfield’s 40th birthday with a new collection, launching 3rd May 2018. Garfield portrays the everyday life of a bored, cynical house cat who feels superior to his peers: a perfect, relatable character. Garfield has starred in his own movies, worked his way into video games, and has even had a stage musical created in his honour. Garfield has had art... Read More

27/04/2018
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Flashback Friday – Let’s celebrate Football Shirt Day

To celebrate football shirt day we have compiled our 10 best football shirts. Football shirts have been a staple in British society with such classic kits like the 1990 England kit, 1990 Arsenal kit and the 1994 Manchester United Third kit. A lot has changed during the 25 years of the Premier League. We’re taking a trip down memory lane to remember some of the best kits to ever grace the Premier League. West Ham 1999-2001 Claret and blue is a curiously popular traditional colour scheme for football clubs. While... Read More

20/04/2018
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Flashback Fridays: Happy 420 from Natterjacks!

This Friday we celebrate the waviest of holidays… Yes of course we’re talking 420, the day when the world comes together to spark up. We’ve delved into the archives to find this photo of the OG stoners, Cheech and Chong. Keep it safe out there kids, come together to celebrate and above all else, have fun! Keep an eye on all of our social media channels for new releases and re-stocks Facebook Twitter Instagram

14/04/2018
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Flashback Friday: Tennis’ Ever Evolving Impact on Sportswear

Tennis had fashion at the very foundation of its game right from the start. With Wimbledon just around the corner, we take a look back on Tennis’ ever evolving impact on street and sportswear. From sewing simple crocodiles onto polos to full-blown branded collections, the realm of collaboration in tennis clothing has come a long way. Whether its Roger Federer, John McEnroe or Rene Lacoste, tennis has always been a lucrative business and, more often than not, affected how we dress away from the court. Born in 1990 and raised... Read More

13/04/2018
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Friday The 13th: Obey x Misfits

No Friday the 13th would be complete without some freaky goodness, and this month we have the pleasure to introduce the Obey x Misfits capsule collection; a collaboration that seamlessly fuses the iconic images of Shepard Fairey with the punk aesthetic of the Misfits. “The Misfits are a punk rock revelation and a band that has mesmerised me from my first introduction to them in 1985. The Misfit art is pure alchemy genius and the best example of remixing marginal subculture imagery into a cohesive cult brand in history. From... Read More

05/04/2018
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Two Tribes Unite: Vans x A Tribe Called Quest Capsule Collection

Vans, the original action sports and apparel brand, unites with iconic hip-hop collective, A Tribe Called Quest to unveil an exclusive footwear collection that sees a true creative homage come to life. Launch date: Friday 6th April @ 8AM Vans is paying tribute to A Tribe Called Quest’s contributions to music and pop culture with a selection of sneakers that memorialise the group’s iconic album artwork and vibrant song lyrics. The collection (made in partnership with Sony’s The Thread Shop) features a number of Vans staples, including the classic silhouettes:... Read More

05/04/2018
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Throwback Thursdays: Beastie Boys Repping Adidas

Adidas once again dip into the archives of the 1980’s – and have decided to revive one of the classics: the Adidas Campus. There’s nothing better than a nice clean pair of buttery suede Campus‘. It’s one of the more low key Adidas Originals lines that’s held a solid place within the brand for years. Having never really seen the spotlight as much as the Superstar or Stan Smith, it’s a timeless, underrated shoe that will always be a wardrobe staple. Starting off on the basketball court back in the... Read More

30/03/2018
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Flashback Friday: Happy Easter Y’all

Easter is here and it’s time for socialising with friends and family, relaxing and eating at least double your own body weight in chocolate! If you can see that the legendary actor John Wayne can relax and take life a little less seriously then I’m sure you all can too… Have a great easter weekend guy’s and hope whatever you do if filled with fun and chocolate! Remember to keep up to date with all of our social media accounts for news on new arrivals and restocks. Facebook Instagram Twitter

23/03/2018
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Flashback Friday: Tacchini is not just for the casuals

When we think of the glorious array of Sergio Tacchini clothing there has been over the years we tend to readily associate it with the football casuals scene of the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. That’s not surprising given the amount of films that have linked the world of football with some of the finest sportswear brands in the last decade or so. That’s why it’s so surprising to see some of the most legendary names in hip-hop sporting some fine, fine Sergio Tacchini clothing way back in the day…... Read More

21/03/2018
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Adidas Deerupt: Launching 22.03.18

Adidas have become increasingly keen to introduce new, forward thinking sneaker styles to their range and have been doing just that for quite some time now.  The latest addition to the Adidas range is the Adidas Deerupt and it is a unique looking piece of footwear that embodies the new forward thinking that Adidas has adopted. Taking inspiration from Adidas‘ running sneakers of the 1980’s the Adidas Deerupt has a familiarity about it whilst still remaining resolutely unique… We have a feeling you will find the Adidas Deerupt just as intriguing... Read More

16/03/2018
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Flashback Friday: Jordan Not In Jordan’s

We all know that Michael Jordan is famous for his supreme basketball skills which led him to 6 NBA championships  along with his introduction of the popular Jordan brand which has graced us with some of the most iconic styles like the Jordan 1, Jordan 3 & Jordan 11. As a sneaker fan myself I find this picture of Michael Jordan wearing a pair of Huarache’s one of the coolest pictures out there! Hope everyone has a great weekend! Remember to keep up to date with all of our social media accounts... Read More

15/03/2018
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Nike Air Max 180: A sneaker that wears the Swoosh with pride

When it comes to iconic sneakers Nike have them in droves, their archives are bulging at the seams with retro goodness. A Natterjacks favourite is the Air Max 180 and Nike have well and truly killed it with this sublimely fresh colourway, vibrant purple accents and hints of orange sit nicely on the crisp white upper to give you that authentic retro look. We know you will like the Nike Air Max 180 just as much as we do so have a look at the Air Max 180 right now.... Read More

15/03/2018
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Adidas Forest Hills: A 1970’s classic brought into the modern world…

We all know Adidas and we all know their legendary archive collection is simply vast. The Adidas Forest Hills  is one of the most iconic styles they have created and it’s back again and we could not be more happy here at Natterjacks. All the iconic Forest Hills details are in evidence so have a good look and get your pair right away. Forest Hills – White/Gold – £79.99 Forest Hills – White/Gold – £79.99 Forest Hills – White/Gold – £79.99 You can shop our full Adidas collection here. Remember... Read More

15/03/2018
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Saucony: Footwear legends back on the map…

Saucony have been making premium, imaginative footwear for decades now and they have got more than enough experience to come up with the goods. As well as looking to the future Natterjacks likes to look to the past and with the Saucony Spring/Summer 18 collection, there are some stunning archive footwear on offer, you will be astounded by the sheer classic simplicity of these sneakers. We cannot begin to explain how good Saucony is looking right now so take a look at the collection below… Jazz Originals Vintage – White/Blue/Gold – £69.99... Read More

15/03/2018
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Huf x Felix the Cat: The Cartoon legend mixes it up with streetwear giants…

One of the oldest and iconic cartoons characters in the land is Felix the Cat. A truly legendary creation that stands the test of time and transcends trends. In collaboration with Huf we see some iconic Felix the Cat artwork adorning key pieces that you can wear every day. The Huf x Felix the Cat collection is strictly limited so get your hands on it whilst you can… Triple Triangle T-shirt – £44.99 Slides – £44.99 Satin Jacket Black – £119.99 You can shop our full Huf x Felix the Cat... Read More

29/12/2017
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Parlez: The Nautical-Inspired Bristolian Brand Making Waves…

As an independent business ourselves, we love to support the smaller companies that come our way, and none have proven more worthy of our support in 2017 than Parlez. The Bristol based clothing brand draw on nautical themes to portray their casual sports aesthetic, with a sharp focus on being a proud British brand. Simple silhouettes and branding lend a hand to helping Parlez look and feel like a premium brand, making it one of the current best sellers here at Natterjacks. This season sees Parlez drop a brand new range, with a focus on the... Read More

07/12/2017
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The All New Adidas Prophere

Unapologetic. Bold. Experimental. The countdown to the end of the year see’s a brand new silhouette from Adidas step forward, and this time, they mean business. The Prophere takes inspiration from the experimental pieces from the Adidas archive, with a bold sculpted midsole taking centre stage. A soft knit construction on the upper of the shoe makes this one of Adidas’ comfiest shoes to date, with a raw leather heel cage adding them gritty details; Adidas also implement some technical details into the sneaker to finish it off. Due to... Read More

04/12/2017
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Converse x Slam Jam at Natterjacks

If you haven’t heard of LA-based artist/record label owner/photographer/director Thornhill Dewitt, you’ll have definitely seen his work. Most famous for designing the infamous “Pablo” tour merch for Kanye West, Cali was nominated for the London Design Museum’s coveted Design of The Year award for 2016 — an accolade previously won by the likes of IKEA and Frank Ocean collaborator Wolfgang Tillmans. This further foray into the fashion universe sees Thornhill Dewitt team up with Converse and Italian streetwear purveyors Slam Jam Socialism for a unique and highly sought after capsule. Featuring... Read More

16/11/2017
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Vans x Spitfire Wheels

Vans are no stranger to collaborations, just this year we’ve seen them join forces with Thrasher, Peanuts and most recently The North Face; but this holiday season we see them partner up with Spitfire to produce a skate heavy collaboration. This capsule see’s an iconic silhouette and a newer shoe revamped and remade for the skaters of today, with a heavy concentration on both brands stories and the Spitfire Flame head logo soaking the shoes in street goodness. The iconic Slip-On is given the pro treatment, with the addition of... Read More

palace Skateboards Palasonic 09/11/2017
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Palace: Palasonic at Natterjacks

As a follow up to Summer’s The Merchandise, the latest 40-minute full skate vid from Palace has dropped. Palasonic, featuring the likes of Blondey McCoy (keep an eye out for his taxi collision), and other Palace heads including Lucien Clarke and Jamal Smith, the lo-fi film has released alongside the opening of the Palace skate-park Mwadlands. Watch the video below — you can also check out our range of Palace bits here.  

27/10/2017
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Keeping it Clean, Adidas Originals Style

Famed for being one of the Kings of the crep game, it was only a matter of time before Adidas produced quality cleaning kits to couple up with their shoes. What’s more, all packaging is 100% recycled and recyclable, so Adidas are doing their bit for Mother Earth, too. See the range of Adidas Originals Cleaning product below…   Cleaning Drops The first instalment in their cleaning kit venture are the cleaning drops; the best option for revitalising and revamping your dirty sneakers. With easy to use instructions and all the tools... Read More

26/10/2017
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AW17 Editorial: Coats & jackets

With the days turning colder and the nights drawing ever closer, it can only mean one thing… Winter is slowly creeping up on us and that means it’s time to layer up. This year we’ve seen a great choice of coats and jackets be released by some of our favourite brands, so here are some of our best picks and what we think you should be reppin’ this season. The Nike SB Everett Fleece Hoodie is right on trend for this season with its fleece outer, reflective chest pocket and... Read More

Stussy at Natterjacks 18/10/2017
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Stussy: Plumeria Skate Film in Hawaii

Stüssy presents “Plumeria”, a short skateboard film by Jared Sherbert filmed during the tribe’s trip to Hawaii, featuring Kevin Terpening, Caleb Barnett, Aaron Loreth, Jesse Alba, Max Klein, and Lance Mountain with Special Guest Salba. This is a proper throwback to everything the brand is about, as with Stüssy’s success came the opportunity to travel and spread the Stüssy vibe. The clothing was inspired by an international group of musicians, skaters, DJs and artists with similar tastes; trendsetters in New York, London, Tokyo and other areas of the world were... Read More

11/10/2017
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Nike SB: A Supa remastering…

To celebrate 15 years of the Nike SB Dunk, the street giants have made a series of Dunk Hi’s, re-tuned and refined from their twin Dunk lows that were released in 2002. The fourth instalment see’s the Dunk Hi Supa step forward, a New York city inspired colourway from Danny Supa himself. This ‘retro’ release is sure to be a hit with fans and collectors of the Nike SB Dunk’s. With a ‘Safety Orange/Hyper Blue’ colour way, this shoe was inspired by Danny Supa’s hometown and favourite teams. A crisp... Read More

10/10/2017
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Santa Cruz x Garbage Pail Kids Blind Bags

Santa Cruz have been around for as long as we can remember, producing some of the best skate accessories and decks around. This year sees something unique from the skate giants; a collab with the Garbage Pail Kids. The nostalgic collection features a range of wholly unique decks, featuring the iconic ‘Adam Bomb’ kid, but theres a catch… Every deck is blind bagged and your chosen board will range in rarity, meaning no one knows what you’re getting, not even us!  The ‘Earth Implodingly Rare’ decks feature one of a kind custom art from the... Read More

25/09/2017
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It’s all about the WKND

Here at Natterjacks our roots run deep with support for the more independent companies, and they don’t come much better than WKND Skateboards; a brand born from a group of friends who saw the gap in the market for quality, luxury looking skate hardware and clothing. The crew of friends, known as the ‘Weekendtage’, began their journey creating and editing weekly skate montage videos which were eventually featured on The Berrics. As a smaller skate company, the guys from WKND know what it’s like to start small and grow. The... Read More

04/09/2017
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Autumn Footwear – Top 10 Picks

With the nights drawing in and the Autumn weather creeping up on us, it’s time to step up your seasonal shoe game. This year has seen some serious fire dropped from the likes of Nike, Vans, Adidas and Reebok; so we’ve compiled a list of our top 10 shoes we think you should be copping this season. 10. Vans Old Skool – Black/Pewter The Old Skool silhouette has always been an iconic shape, from the sidestripe right down to the waffle sole, and the turn of the seasons sees a... Read More

21/08/2017
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Nike Air Max 1 Jewel Black Silver

Dropping at 8am on Thursday 24th August, this polished shoe is not to be slept on… The Air Max 1 has long been an iconic silhouette from Nike, and this year the shoe has hurtled into the limelight with an array of new colourways being released as part of the much celebrated Jewel pack. A full monochromatic look envelopes the shoe, with soft leather uppers extending around the shoe, it’s got that premium feel that we’ve come to expect from Nike. The unique selling point of this shoe, as hinted... Read More

14/08/2017
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Polar Skate Co. x Très Bien

Dropping on Thursday 15th August, we’ve got one of the most exciting collections for a while. We all know what Polar Skate Co. do – a rising star in the skatewear game, starting to finally get the recognition it deserves for its functional and high quality gear. With their increased success, Polar are also seeing their stock rise in the higher-end market, with one of the fellow Swedish menswear purveyors, Très Bien, having stocked the brand for longer than most.   Whilst this collaboration may come as a surprise to some, it’s no... Read More

09/08/2017

Pharrell Williams: King of the Collabs

In light of the upcoming Adidas Originals x Pharrell Williams Hu release, we’ve decided to recognise Skateboard P’s sickest collabs. From working with Hip Hop legends, to giving boy band exiles street credibility, it’s undeniable that anything and anyone Pharrell turns his hand to turns to gold… 1. Frontin’ – Pharrell ft. Jay-Z One of Pharrell’s first solo tunes, he needed someone to offset his falsetto croning – who better than Hove? 2. Senorita – Justin Timberlake Timberlake was after some much needed credibility after his exit from N*Sync and Pharrell’s... Read More

Adidas Swift 24/07/2017
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The Adidas Swift comes to Natterjacks

Adidas Originals and Natterjacks go hand in hand, and everyone knows about their one of a kind silhouettes and boost technology, but this year Adidas have decided to serve up something fresh: the adidas Originals Swift. The Adidas Swift is a brand new silhouette from Adidas, and it’s promised to be one of the best to date. Promised to rival their boost sole, this is one to keep an eye on. Described as a shoe for ‘the urban commuter’, it has a whole list of performance attributes that make it the perfect shoe fit for... Read More

Butter Goods 20/07/2017
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Independent Skate Brands At Natterjacks: Our Picks

They always say you shouldn’t have favourites, but we can’t help it. As an independent company ourselves, we have always appreciated the smaller brands that strive to produce the best quality goods and they don’t come much better than those involved in the skate scene… So here are our top 5 favourite skate brands. Polar Skate Co. Hailing from Malmo in Sweden, Polar was the brain child of professional skater Pontus Alv. Bored of the corporate stylings of the modern skate brands, he decided it was time to take matters... Read More

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Nike Air Max 1 Premium Jewel University Blue

Dropping at 8AM on Thursday 13th July 2017, we present the Nike Air Max 1 Premium Jewel University Blue. In classic Air Max fashion, this sleek number values both comfort, as well as style. Part of the Jewel collection, the shoe is designed to represent that ‘walking on air’ feeling closely assimilated with the Air Max legacy. A translucent outsole compliments the white leather upper, whilst the shouts of light blue on the swoosh and Air Max bubble are a nod to clouds in the sky. Keep an eye on... Read More