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Vans: A guide to the 5 icons

On March 16 1966 the Van Doren Rubber Company opened up in Anaheim, California and quickly became arguably one of the first brands to really entertain the skating community – Vans. After more than 50 years dominating the industry and managing to slip into our mainstream world, Vans is still at the heart of every wardrobe. “People are wearing athletic apparel now for all kinds of occasions — work, play, and school — without any intention of using them for athletic purposes,” Matt Powell, a sports industry analyst at market research... Read More

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CULT X VANS // A Capsule Collection

Vans and Robbie Morales’ CULT Crew BMX label have come together to create and collaborate, releasing a new limited edition capsule collection. With a tee, long-sleeve, cap and Sk8-Hi Pro, this small collection features CULT’s well-known signature logo with text under the theme “CRUEL WORLD SEND RESCUE.” Whimsical hand-drawn characters are seen on the front of the shirt and cap, while an assortment of characters are portrayed down the sleeve of the long-sleeve tee. The Vans Sk8-Hi Pro being at the forefront of the collection, intricate details include text at... Read More

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The Only Footwear You Need This Winter

As Summer time comes to an end and the temperature starts to dip, its time to start putting some thought into what creps you will be utilising this autumn/winter season. We’ve had a whole load of winterised shoes coming in to get you ready for it… including some footwear from Nike, Vans, Redwing, Dickies and many more. Having a wardrobe full of warm and cosy clothes is great, but without a good footwear game plan heading into the winter season, you’re setting yourself up for a cold, wet couple of... Read More

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Nike SB Blazer Low Grant Taylor ‘Bruised Peach’ a nod to the ‘Peach State’ of Georgia

Grant Taylor has been a long standing member of the Nike SB pro team with a selection of signature pro model shoes and countless parts in various skate films. His love for the Nike SB blazer has made him one of the most recognisable skates this year, now Nike SB and Grant Taylor have created a Blazer Low to celebrate his home state of Georgia and his hometown of Atlanta aka ‘The Peach State’. The new Nike SB Blazer Low Grant Taylor is draped in premium suede uppers in the... Read More

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Friday Feeling: Polar Skate Co AW18 Collection + ‘We Blew It At Some Point’

One of our favourite skate brands is set to release the first drop of its AW18 range and to say we’re excited is an understatement. Polar Skate Co has long been a top seller both online & in-store due to their unquestionable quality and unique designs, and this year is no different, with a range of hoods, tees, trousers and caps. As always Polar Skate Co has packed the collection with amazing new pieces from all over print surf pants to a super warm colour blocked puffer jacket. Below we... Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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SS17 Preview: Carhartt WIP, Obey, Vans & Billionaire Boys Club

With a new year comes new SS//17 collections. The likes of Carhartt, Obey, Vans and Billionaire Boys Club have all dropped their latest offerings for Spring 17 – we give you the lowdown… Carhartt WIP   Famed for producing some of the highest quality coats, sweats and accessories, 2017 is proving to be no exception for Carhartt WIP, with the brand dropping some clean as a dream pieces in their Spring/Summer collection. The likes of the Michigan Chore Coat (Top left) is already proving popular, with its all-over camo print and dearborn canvas giving the... Read More


Get hooked up with our new Clarks Originals products…

Since 1825 Clarks have been making high quality shoes, and nearly 200 years on that legacy still remains. With their newest drop of products, here at Natterjacks we’re sure there’s something for everyone. Clarks Originals Wallabees – Pastel Blue Adding an urban edge to the classic wallabee silhouette. These pastel blue Wallabees are the exact same specifications as the older version of the shoe, but with the modern twist of pastel blue. With embossed leather soles and a premium suede upper, it’s hard to beat the comfortable nature of this... Read More

Vans x Toy Story 29/11/2016

Vans x Toy Story Collab coming to Natterjacks!

Amongst the many amazing collabs we’ve featured on site this year, Vans teaming up with Toy Story has to be up there as the best, if not the most fun. Showcasing Andy’s favourite toys across an extensive assortment of adult and kids footwear, as well as apparel and accessories, the collaboration isn’t the first time Vans & Disney have joined forces after they brilliantly combined to bring us the Vans x Disney footwear collection earlier in the year. Fans of Sheriff Woody will be happy to see the Old Skool revamped to include... Read More


The Hundreds x Death Row Records & The Essential Natterjacks Gift Guide

The second week of November has seen Hundreds x Death Row Records collaboration drop, This capsule is full of fresh threads from dad hats to simple T-shirts to everyones favourite a football jersey. The Hundreds are renowned for their innovative collaborations and this one is not one to disappoint,For those who do not know who Death Row Records are they were formed in the 90’s and slowly took over the west coast rap game with the likes of Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg & Nate Dogg on a label that was... Read More


Polar Skate Co. AW16 Natterjacks Lookbook

This week has seen October end and November begin and we were blessed with the AW16 drop from innovative skateboarding brand Polar Skate Co.  For those who do not know much about Polar Skate Co, they started in 2011 and since then has been operated from Malmö, Sweden but has rapidly become one of the most interesting and innovative brands around the skateboarding scene. It was all started by professional skateboarder Pontus Alv in 2011 who was fed up of the way in which the corporations had the monopoly over skateboarding... Read More


New Collaboration Alert! HUF X PEANUTS

With October coming to an end and halloween in full boom this weekend we have something a little less scary drop into Natterjacks this week in the form of the HUF x Peanuts collaboration. HUF x Peanuts  celebrates the iconic comic strip from the 1950’s by bringing out some of the Dirtbag Crew favourites, Spike and Pig-Pen. Charles M. Schulz’ iconic characters, Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang, have been a part of many collaborative endeavours over the last 66 years but this collaboration between LA skate brand and iconic characters sees the... Read More


October Week 3 – BRAND FOCUS: Parlez

October Week 3 has seen the weather turn colder and the evenings slip away quicker, but we also have some good news with the drop of the new AW16 PARLEZ collection. Founded in 2012, Bristol-based PARLEZ are known for their commitment to producing high quality garments that are clean cut with strong nautically-inspired fabrics and graphics. The AW16 collection from PARLEZ sees a solid collection of rugby jerseys, crew neck tees and hoodies that all keep to a neutral colour pallet, making them surefire wardrobe staples for the upcoming autumn/winter season. PARLEZ AW16... Read More


Adidas Originals x Natterjacks New Store

So week two into October and what a week it has been, with a fresh new look in our Natterjacks x Adidas Collaboration store and with hot new trainer drops this week its all been happening here. Natterjacks x Adidas In October week 1’s post we touched on how one of our stores was getting a little touch up and we gave you a small teaser photo, if you haven’t dropped in or seen the store yet here’s an insight to how the store is looking now, We have a... Read More


New Drops October Week 1

Fresh into October and we have had some exciting and some interesting things going on this week, Here is our run down of things that have happened this week as we have burst into Autumn. WEEKLY SNEAKS This week saw the drop of the Adidas ‘Moscow’ & ‘St.Petersburg’ which are fresh additions to the ‘City Pack’, They have taken the classic gazelle silhouette and finished it with Gore-Tex construction making sure your feet stay dry at all times, These shoes are a must have for any collector and flew out... Read More


Stussy Fall 16 Lookbook

Stussy have returned with their Fall 16 Lookbook as we see this collection bringing in a more classic menswear style yet still keeping its signature streetwear feel. The collection boasts new pieces that are perfect for the colder months coming, including some of our favourites; the Reflective Sports Jacket and the Half Zip Mock Neck. Stussy are well and truly prepared for fall as in their recent collaboration with Dr.Martins saw the release of 8 Eye boot in two colour ways and the Bailey Creeper, which feature in black with a Cheetah hair toe.... Read More

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Dizzee Rascal | Boy in da corner | UK Tour

UK Grime artist Dizzee Rascal is set to tear apart London with a very special one off show on October 21st with a venue TBC and a set of just dizzee’s 2003 album ‘Boy In da Corner’. Dizzee created a massive hype about this album being performed in full for some time after Performing in Brooklyn back in May for Red Bulls Music Academy Music Festival.Since 2015 Grime has boomed since the likes of classic UK artists dropping fire albums such as JME,SKEPTA & GIGGS creating a solid UK community... Read More

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Fashion & Music

Palace x Reebok There is a lot going on right now on the sneaker scene but the biggest thing right now is probably the announcement of the next Palace skateboards and Reebok collaboration, this is the second time that both the brands have worked together yet this time they have opted to use a model that they didn’t use before, the Club C, with a white, navy and a black colour way, the other model they are using is one they have had great success with previously, the CL leather... Read More


Nike SB Order a Pizza?

We have a mouthwatering delivery coming in on Friday morning at 8am, a ‘Pepperoni Pizza’ themed Janoski from Nike SB. Following on from the hugely popular, Chicken & Waffle dunk which came out earlier this year, the Pizza Janoski once again plays on the concept of covering classic silhouettes with a food aesthetic. Nike SB have teamed up with skate legends, Skate Mental for this shoe and it’s definitely going to be tasty. This is a Quickstrike release and will feature the classic vulcanised rubber sole. Check out the pictures below for... Read More


Champion Summer 16 Lookbook

Champion are one of our favourite brands at Natterjacks, you’ll always see at least 2 or 3 people in every store with an all over print sweat or a basic logo tee on. We’ve been eagerly awaiting the full summer release from the sportswear brand that have been making quality apparel since 1919 and now it’s finally here! This summer sees the all over print logo sweatshirts and pants given a swanky stars makeover, there’s also some seasonal pastel colours and two-tone designs to get excited about. The collection includes shorts,... Read More


Nike SB “Waffle” Dunk

Who doesn’t like waffles? nobody, at all, ever. As such Nike SB have paid homage to this great American staple by crafting a Dunk Hi inspired by chicken and waffles. This iteration of the great Nike Dunk features a wheat coloured upper, constructed  from a waffle-woven fabric with a chicken and waffle graphic on the insole and a syrup drizzled Nike swoosh. The buttery dark gum sole will allow for great board control and the shoe is finished with a mesh tongue to keep it airy. These will be available... Read More


Nike Air Presto “Shady Milkman” | On-Foot

The Nike Air Presto “Shady Milkman” dropped this morning and to mark the occasion we’ve taken a few on the foot shots of this exciting new Presto colourway. Click here or any of the photos to cop a pair before all the sizes are gone.  


Spike Forty – University Red (UNBOXING)

With the epic Jordan IV “White Cement” set for it’s big re-release on Saturday, we’ve got some midweek J goodness in the form of a new colourway of the Spike Forty. Now available in a suave “University Red” colour with a lime green Spike Lee face on the lace tips, this version stands out in a February that’s seen quite a few red shoe drops. Made with a textile and TPU upper and a phylon midsole and Zoom air heel unit, the Spike Forty “University Red” is now available online... Read More


The Best 10 Running Shoes For 2016

After waking up on the 1st of January at 2 o’clock in the afternoon with your ears still ringing from the fireworks, a drill in your head from the Courvo and empty pockets from the £250 Uber you didn’t realise you paid for, you’ve realised that it’s a new year. You’ve looked in the mirror and uttered the words that echo around the country every year, “new year, new me.” After pondering whether to do some exercise or not,  you’ve decided to sack that off, gone back to bed and ordered... Read More


Nike SB x Premier Dunk – “Fish Ladder”

Nike SB have teamed up with Michigan skate store Premier to make a shoe inspired by the swimming patterns of wild salmon. The shoe is a Dunk and commemorates the Grand Rapids skate spot and salmon pass that co-exist with one another in Michigan. These Dunks have an exotic atomic pink marbling inspired by the salmon, as well as a reflective fish scale Nike swoosh and is finished with a custom logo on the back. Click here or any of the images below to see the collaboration.    


This Year’s Top 10 Winter Coats

We are now well and truly into winter, the days are shorter and the nights are longer. With temperatures dropping and the brisk mornings becoming a bit too much for just a hoodie, it’s about time you chose the perfect winter coat to get you through the next few months. A well made jacket will not only keep you warm but can also finish a look and will last you the test of time. We know picking the perfect coat can be tough, so to make it a little bit... Read More


Obey Competition – Buy a pair of Traveler Pants & Win ‘Covert to Overt’

We’ve teamed up with the guys at Obey to give you the chance to win a copy of the great Shepard Fairey’s latest underground art book – ‘Covert to Overt.’ The book has an excellent collection of photography, street murals, installations, cross-cultural pieces and also documents his extremely popular work with the Obey streetwear brand. This is what Shepard had to say about ‘Covert to Overt:‘ “My newest book and my first with Rizzoli, COVERT TO OVERT: The Under/Overground Art of Shepard Fairey, comes out tomorrow. I’m very proud of it because... Read More


Nike Air Huarache Utility | Black/Bright Crimson

Following on from the triple black Nike Air Huarache Utility release last month, Nike have given us a fresh colourway of the updated silhouette. Coming in black and bright crimson, this shoe has the Magwire system for supreme lock down of the foot, a fused mudguard for extra winter protection and has all the original Huarache DNA. This shoe will drop tomorrow morning at 8am and will be on sale in-store when we open at 9am. Come down early to beat the queues.  

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Vintage Nike Windrunner Sale

Every couple of years there’s always one staple winter jacket that makes a comeback again and again, you can never keep the Nike windrunner down. Originally released in 1978, this versatile running jacket instantly became the face of Nike and was popular beyond belief due to its water repellent overlay, breathability and sleek styling. Now seen as a ‘vintage’ jacket, the Nike windrunner is now at the tender age of 37 but still looks as good as it ever has. As we have over 30 styles and colours to choose... Read More


29.9.15 – The Adidas Cancun

The Island Series takes its second stop around paradise with a tropical break in Cancun. The reissue of the famously popular shoes from the 80’s have already given us the vibrant Adidas Jamaica in bright gold and now we have the Cancun which comes in a tasty beige and chocolate colourway. The Cancun’s have light beige suede uppers with the three stripes and accents in dark chooolate. Cancun is written on the sidewall, not that they’ll need to be recognized by anyone and are finished on top of a dark... Read More