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So, after coming to the realisation that I need to purchase clothes more regularly in order to keep my content fresh and up to date, I decided to treat myself to a fresh new pair of trainers. Now, it’s been four years since I last purchased a pair of trainers! That’s a hell of a long time right?! And, if I can remember correctly the last pair of trainers that I purchased was over a year ago which two pairs of Ralph Lauren tennis shoes from the Ralph Lauren outlet in Cheshire Oaks.

When I was a child I had a huge interest in trainers just like any other regular kid, although it wasn’t until my mid-teens where my interest shifted towards shoes and boots. Especially when I was working for Diesel and Allsaints when my  fashion sense had changed for the better.

During my college years in the early 2000’s, I remember having a huge obsession with Timberland boots and being fascinated by the whole hip-hop culture. Who remembers the oversized baggy jeans, du-rags, crisp white tees, sports jerseys and fresh tight braids that majority of people were rocking back then?! Ah yeah, they were the days!! ☺

Okay, now back to the trainers before I get side-tracked again. So, the trainers that I purchased were my first ever pair of Adidas NMD trainers. I picked up a pair in Olive at my local Footlocker store and they’re Footlocker EU exclusives! For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Adidas NMD range, which I’m sure a lot of you are by now because they’re literately everywhere you go and plastered everywhere on social media.and I mean everywhere.

They’re classed as lifestyle shoes that incorporate Adidas’s renowned boost technology sole, which originates from the ultra boost running shoe. The NMD footwear range is treasured by thousands of sneakerheads worldwide and the cult just seems to grow stronger and stronger. The Internet and the social media have generated humongous hype over these sneakers, especially with some of the official Adidas colourways and not to mention celebrity endorsements and collaborations.

Okay so here they are.

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The main feature that I like on this sneaker is the boost technology sole which is made up of thousands of specially formulated foam pellets called energy capsules, therefore making the shoe light and comfortable. The sole itself resembles a thick layer of polystyrene, and has a pointed rear on the shoe which gives it that urban street look. Furthermore, the white fluorescent sole adds a nice contrast to the main colour of the shoe whether it be neutral, vibrant or dark. This colour will go well with a pair of grey, navy or black denims.

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Another great feature that I like about this shoe are the Lego looking blocks that are located on both sides of the shoes. The block at the rear is like a grid block, whilst the one on the front has Adidas subtly printed on it which adds a nice little touch to the shoe overall.

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I also adore the little hoops that are attached to the back of the shoe which I think is a pretty cool feature, I mean not only does it look good but it also comes in handy if you ever wanted to carry them effortlessly with your finger tips lol.

I haven’t had the chance to wear these shoes out yet but I will be showcasing them soon in an upcoming outfit blog, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for it. I have only ever worn these sneakers in the house and I kid you not that these are the comfiest pair of shoes I have ever worn in my life! It literately feels like you’re walking on thin air. These are definitely my favourite trainers right now and I intend on continuing building my NMD collection!

What are your favourite trainers at the moment? What new releases are you most  looking forward to?

Thanks you for reading, if you have anything that you’d like to add then please feel free to leave a comment below ☺

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Start As You Mean To Go On

Hello and welcome to my fashion blog.

My name is Sean and I’m a 29-year-old fashion enthusiast from Manchester, UK.

I have been meaning to start this fashion blog for a quite some time now, but somehow I always found myself procrastinating. I don’t particularly know why but I used to find the whole idea of it quite daunting since I didn’t know where to start and quite often I doubted my own capabilities. However, after conversing with two of my best friends Heron and Ainsley, who are both big inspirations to me, they were able to comprehend my vision, cultivate my confidence and offer me support and guidance throughout my project. I truly am grateful to have friends like these in my life who help and support one and other.

I’m an aspiring marketer who has a great desire to work within the fashion industry as its something that I’m very passionate about. I feel that blogging will enhance my ability to research and write, as well as networking and showcasing my ideas to like-minded people. Nevertheless, appreciating good fashion! The blog is primarily going to be on men’s fashion where I will be writing about styles; inspirations, reviews on purchases and look books. If I was to briefly describe my style then I’d probably describe it as smart casual which would consist of a nice pair of jeans, a fitted shirt or top, leather jacket and a pair of boots. However, Street fashion is a style that Im slowly beginning to gravitate towards more and more.

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Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for my upcoming blogs, and I hope that you will all enjoy them.

Thank you for reading 🙂

Invisible People

I have always been fond of giving back to the community and helping those that are less fortunate than ourselves. A little bit of generosity; such as monetary donation, food, shelter and clothes. The slightest change of perception can go a long way for somebody who has nothing. However, not all times I have found myself in a position to contribute to our society, but when I do it makes me feel content and warm-hearted; knowing that I made a difference: putting a smile on someone’s face and contributing to their needs.

I have realised that some people don’t feel comfortable giving to homeless people for whatever reason that might be. The stereotypical concept on homeless people is that they are alcoholics, con-artists, or perhaps they just don’t feel that they deserve any help because they think it’s their own fault for putting themselves in that position to begin with. It’s disconcerting that society looks down on homeless people, due to their misconceptions and ignorance. Furthermore, I can’t comprehend the sheer stupidity of those who believe in stereotypes that revolve around them such as: “All homeless people are alcoholics”, “They choose to be homeless”, “Homeless people are criminals” and “They’re not like me”. Some people really do need to get off their high horses and realise that homeless people are no different than you and I. They may not possess all the things that we currently have/ own, but that doesn’t give people the right to treat them any less different. At the end of the day, we’re all human beings who breathe the same air, bleed the same colour and possess feelings and emotions just like everyone else.

In regards to not wanting to give money to homeless people whether it be due to the deception of con artists or perhaps the fear of (genuine) homeless people spending it on alcohol rather than food, then you can always offer to buy them something to eat instead.

People can end up being homeless for several different reasons whether it be due to; mental illness, divorce, depression, poor finance decisions, etc. You’d be surprised to know that some even come from good backgrounds and have obtained a good education and career throughout their lives. Although, we can’t always predict our own future but who is to say that we or anyone else close to us will “never become homeless? In contrary, you wouldn’t appreciate knowing that they’re currently living rough and be mistreated by society each day would you? Therefore, a lot of us will then be grateful for those who did give them the time of day and give a helping hand, without the need for judging them. However, I know that there are a lot of good, caring and charitable people out there like myself, who would like to make a difference.

I watched an experimental video on Facebook where a young man pretended to be a homeless drug addict in hope to raise some cash for drugs and alcohol. And the second experiment was where the young man pretended to be a homeless father in an attempt to raise money to look after his daughter. Now, the whole purpose behind this experiment was to see how people reacted in both of these circumstances and to see which one they supported the most. The outcome of the experiment was unpredictable in my opinion and far beyond my comprehension but in conclusion to the video, I was rather blown away with one person’s act of generosity.

“Sometimes those who give the most are the ones with the least to spare” (Mike Mcintyre).

You can watch the video on the link below

I will greatly appreciate it if anyone would like to share their thoughts and opinions ☺. Thank you. I have also attached a short video link to this blog to help shed a bit of light on homeless people.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2698418/Do-YOU-stop-read-signs-Emotional-campaign-trying-break-stereotypes-homeless-reveals-athletes-educated-robot-makers.html#v-3683317609001