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08/07/2019
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THE NIKE AIR FORCE 1

THE NIKE AIR FORCE 1   Originally released in 1982 and designed by legendary Nike designer Bruce Kilgore the Nike Air Force 1 was Nike’s venture into the world of the NBA. Before Nike concentrated on the running market and did so well but them moving towards the basketball scene Nike were keen in putting together a basketball shoe. Bruce Kilgore took certain aspects of existing basketball shoes tweaked them like move from a traditional herringbone outsole to a circular outsole to help with players using their pivot foot. When... Read More

29/01/2019
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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

16/10/2018
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NEW BRAND🚨: Alltimers – The Skate Scenes Rising Brand

Alltimers was started by Rob Harris and Supreme buyer Bryce Jones in 2013 and have quickly become the masters of taking influences from 80’s and 90’s pop culture and incorporating into it ever progressing clothing and hardware line. Alltimers has a reputation of using unusual 80′ or 90’s pop culture like famous cereal logo’s like Tony the Tiger and even made a board that is shaped like Ryan Gosling. This different take on the skate clothing and hardware has made Alltimers one of the most exciting skate brands out there.... Read More

06/10/2018
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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

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

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.  

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

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

Stussy Spring 17 - Tyrone Lebon 16/02/2017
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Tyrone Lebon for Stüssy Spring ’17

Photographer Tyrone Lebon’s multi-year mission to shoot Stüssy’s world tour cities has taken him to Los Angeles, Tokyo, Kingston and last season to Paris. For the final leg of the tour, Lebon serves up a thick and juicy slice of NYC, where the roots of the International Stüssy Tribe go several decades deep.   In signature editorial style, Lebon’s campaign for the Spring ‘17 collection delivers another subtly surreal take on contemporary urban life. Skitching borough to borough and spending some time with locals like Princess Nokia in Harlem, Stoya... Read More

27/01/2017
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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

15/08/2016

OBEY AW16 Lookbook

The kings of counterculture streetwear, OBEY have released their collection of thought provoking apparel and accessories for Autumn/Winter 2016. This capsule consists of a range of tees, hoodies, sweatshirts and snapbacks that feature broad graphics, simple calligraphy and boundary pushing imagery on minimal palettes. To celebrate this launch from Shephard Fairey’s iconic clothing brand, we decided to hand-select a few products from the OBEY AW16 range and shot a lookbook at The Royal Oak, our favourite local in Kingston. Click on any of the pictures below to see the full... Read More

08/07/2016
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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

19/05/2016

Nike Sock Dart SE – Racer Blue & Crimson

The Nike Sock Dart SE‘s in black and hasta nearly broke the internet when they dropped earlier this year and the silhouette is back in a couple of vibrant colourways for the summer. Coming in a fruity total crimson and a sporty racer blue, the new colourways of the Sock Dart SE will be available to buy tomorrow morning from 8am online and 9am in-store. Staying true to the original Sock Dart design, these new iterations keep the same fine-knit mesh construction and are finished with the classic adjustable synthetic strap.... Read More

18/05/2016

Pretty Fly for a Mayfly

After 3 long years of waiting, the Nike Mayfly Woven is back in array of colourways. Back in the OG colourways, we’ll have the  bronze, tumbled grey and the all new black available to buy online tomorrow from 8am and in-store from 9am when we open. This silhouette was a big hit when it first arrived a few years ago, and we’re expecting big things again from one of the hottest shoes of the summer. The Mayfly Woven features a suede upper with a woven moccasin detailing, making it a... Read More

11/04/2016

adidas Tubular Doom – “Triple Black”

It’s back in black, triple black. The adidas Tubular Doom is one of the hottest silhouettes we’ve seen this year and they’re as comfortable as anything. They say everything looks good in black, and the Tubular Doom is no exception. The reflective suede and neoprene uppers, hi-cut and structural overlays along with the ribbed midsole all look great painted a devilish shade of black. And, we couldn’t possibly forget about the jet black Tubular sole that finishes this bad-boy. The release date for this she is Saturday the 16th of April... Read More

26/02/2016
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Nike Mayfly // 2016 Release

Nike Mayfly           In 2011 Nike took the running scene by surprise when they introduced the Nike Mayfly. The Mayfly was is a running shoe, but unlike most other running shoes that are built to last for a long time and distances, the Nike Mayfly was design to last a average of 100km which was appealing for marathon runners but not to average runner.          The Nike Mayfly is making it’s comeback in ’16 in 3 tonal colourways, University Red, Racer Blue and... Read More

23/02/2016
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Natterjacks x The Grime Report | Top 10 Trainers

We had the pleasure of letting our friends at The Grime Report come in and shoot an episode of their famous ‘Trainer Game’ in one of our stores on Fife Road. We got Harry to show off his favourite 10 (or 20) shoes including the Nike Cortez, Asics ‘Valentine’s Day’ Pack and Adidas EQT runner. Check the video out below:

10/02/2016

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

08/02/2016

Natterjacks’ #nattersnaps #1 //

Natterjacks’ #nattersnaps #1 // The Hundreds // Carhartt WIP // Nike SB // Champion // Levi’s  Fleece Lined All Over Crewneck Sweatshirt – Navy Champion All Over Pant – Navy The Hundreds Player Snapback – Athletic Heather Carhartt Nimbus Pullover – Black Levi’s Jeans 520 Taper Jean – Broken Raw Nike SB Janoski Elite Cork – Ale Brown  

12/10/2015

Palace AW Drop 2 15.10.15

The second release of the hotly anticipated Palace AW drop will be online from 1 minute past midnight on Thursday Morning (Wednesday Night) and it’s looking as big as the last one. The lookbook came out a little while ago and here’s a little taster of the Palace garms we’ll have on Thursday; this release isn’t one to be missed. Click here to see the first drop from earlier in the season.

24/07/2015

Stussy x A Tribe Called Quest

What does hip-hop mean to you? It means a great deal to me; a music genre, a movement, a culture, a way of life, but most of all hip-hop means A Tribe Called Quest. Ever since I first heard A Low End Theory when I turned 13 I knew I was done. Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarodi have been in my life ever since then and their whole discography is like butter baby. There’s a different aesthetic to A Tribe Called Quest that no other group or artist... Read More

22/06/2015
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Natterjacks 2.0

For some of the more observant of our customers or if you’re of course visiting us for the first time, you’ll notice that our website has had a bit of a jazzy makeover. We’ve been working extremely hard over the last year or so to give our little website the makeover it was badly crying out for and here is the finished product. We’ve put a lot of our blood, sweat and tears into the re-design and we owe a major thanks to our pals at Visualsoft for all their... Read More

adidas zx8000 boost running shoes 17/06/2015
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The Adidas ZX8000 Boost

Breaking the mould is not always easy when it comes to fresh-thinking in the sneaker world. There are so many brands doing so many things that sometimes the exceptional gets overlooked! You know that will never happen with Adidas and with the ZX 8000 Boost things really are very interesting indeed. Comfort, support, slick aesthetics, this sneaker has it all in abundance and you will be amazed when you try a pair on! This is a very unique kick and although you may not be able to see it through these... Read More

Nike Air Jordan Spizike 17/06/2015
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Nike Air Jordan Spizike

2015 sees the celebration of Jordan’s 30th year making fine sneakers and this Spizike commemorates that fact in fine style. From the elephant print uppers to the oreo-esque colourway this kick pays homage to the favourites we’ve seen come and go in the past. So, take a peek and see what you think of the Jordan Spizike. CLICK THE IMAGE TO PURCHASE THE SNEAKER So, what do you think of those?!  The Jordan brand just keeps getting stronger every day and with a heritage that spans 3 decades it’s easy... Read More

asics summer 17/06/2015
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Asics Summer 2015 Highlights

Asics is a brand that really does do things its own way. For a sneaker brand to do that is really very bold and it goes to show that Asics will not change just to gain popularity, they’re popular because the sneakers look good and they feel good.  It’s as simple as that! This summer sees some lovely colourways coming your way in some of Asics‘ best love silhouettes. Don’t take my word for it though, have a peek at some of our favourites. If you like any of these kicks give the image... Read More

spring shoe choices by Natterjacks 17/06/2015
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Footwear picks for this Spring

I think it is fair to say that when it comes to keeping things looking sharp people will always go for footwear first. When it comes to picking the right pair of kicks it can be a minefield but we do all we can at Natterjacks to help you get the right thing and that’s what I hope to do with this blog. So, have a peek at what’s down below and see what you think.  I reckon there will be something you really like! Asics GT-II Burgundy Saucony Grid... Read More

adidas supercolor 17/06/2015
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Adidas Supercolor Collection

There isn’t much to say about this particular Adidas Superstar release, it speaks for itself. It is bold, it is brash and it just looks so good! Adidas Originals have teamed up with musical genius and fashion icon Pharrell Williams to bring you wonderful people something very special indeed. All the colours of the spectrum?! Indeed. So there you have it. A very special collection of something that was already very special in the beginning!  Limited stock and high demand means you lot will have to be quick or you... Read More

asics gel lyte v outdoor pack 17/06/2015
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Asics Gel-Lyte V ‘Outdoor Pack’

When it comes to delving into the archives Asics have a lot to go through and every kick is a winner…!!! This is the timeless Asics Gel-Lyte V and it really does look as good today as it did back then… I think you’ll all agree that that is one superbly executed sneaker. The colourway is superb and that silhouette is timelessly perfect, it always looked superb! This Asics kick is strictly limited so please do not hang around if you fancy nabbing a pair… As always if you’ve got... Read More

nike huarache nm 17/06/2015
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Nike Huarache NM – What do you think?

One of the biggest kicks of the last few years is the Nike Air Huarache, it has hit the highs and beyond and I’m sure you all know that already? A new take is with us now and I thought you’d like a peek. The Nike Air Huarache has gone from strength to strength over the years…  It has evolved into a myriad of different things but it has always remained true to its roots and that shows through with every new release. Here we have the Huarache NM which is... Read More

Nike Air Max 90 Monotone 17/06/2015
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Nike Air Max 90 ‘Mono-Tone’

The Nike Air Max 90 is a sneaker that needs no introduction or lengthy prologue, it is a legendary piece of footwear. A mono-tone colourway suits every sneaker and the Nike Air Max90 is no exception so check these out! A legendary silhouette that ticks every box. The evergreen Air Max 90 comes in 2 knock-out mono-tone colourways and I urge you to add these to your collection right now. Click the image to buy the kicks…   So, a great silhouette in a great colourway?!  Job done… As always... Read More

Winter Casuals 15/06/2015
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Natterjacks – Winter Casuals

When it is less than pleasant outside you don’t want to have to take too long thinking about what the best thing to wear is… Simple is best at this time of the year and we know we’ve nailed it with these combo’s you see before you! Adidas and Nike both know how to make clothing that is easy to wear and that will always look good so you can rest assured that if you choose anything that you see below you will look great, feel great and tick both... Read More

Big Adidas releases. 16/01/2014
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This is the year of the Superstar…

The Adidas Superstar is beyond legendary. This year sees a big celebration for a real legend in the world of footwear.  The Superstar hits 45 and there are going to be some BIG things happening. Keep your ears open and your eyes peeled. This year you can expect a myriad of releases of this most famous of sneakers and you will not want to miss any of them!   GET READY…!!! Follow us on Instagram @natterjacks