Sneaker Sessions | PT.1

I started The iLL sessions July 5th 2011 predominantly as a sneaker and apparel blog, posting all the sneaks/garms I’d collected over the years and telling you guys where you could get your hands on some rarities. It’s changed a lot since then. I’ve had contributors come and go, guest contributors, interviewed rad people with sick collections (search sneakers in the search box to the right to view all things sneaky) and seeing as it’s my blogs 3rd birthday tomorrow I thought what better way to celebrate than to do a big fat sneaker post!

So here we go, some sneakers I like that are available now and some upcoming sneakers to look forward to! Enjoy!

First up it’s a SALE ITEM, yes I said sale… the Sneakersnstuff x Reebok NCP II Gore-Tex. The first time the NCP II, a classic style for Reebok, has ever been made with a Gore-Tex upper! Sick!

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If you follow me on instagram ( leimai_lemaow ) you have probably noticed I’ve been wearing a few pairs of sliders, well my friend Ste Wing ( ste_wing ) bought me a white pair the other day for helping him with some secret ish and they’re denk. Only £18.99 from Foot Asylum, can’t argue with that for jammers!


Next up, it’s some siiiick Le Coq Sportif Eclat Leather Premium, I absolutely LOVE plain trainers I think they look so fresh. If you team them with a nice crisp new outfit they can look super slick and these grey beasts are so nice! Available now in Size? clearance online for only £50!!! That’s half price and they look so good on foot!

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So this isn’t really a select trainer but a bit of knowledge for you. I’m assuming you already know about this fine establishment but if you don’t and you’re reading this thinking you’re a sneaker collector… you’re not! Sort it out and go redeem yourself by ordering something from the site! Flight Club is one of the worlds number 1 sneaker stores, I purchased my Patta Cherrywood’s from this lovely place a few years ago. They stock some very nice treats. If you dont know now you know!

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Ok so there’s some things to keep the cobwebs your wallet/purse, now time for the forth coming releases!

Some people are gonna be like eurrghhhh why the hell is she showing us these and others in the know will appreciate this ish. The Staple x Clarks Tawyer Helix + Tawyer Twist. It’s not about following the flock, it’s about running rings round the herd in that field and setting your own tone and if you can style things well you can get away with anything without looking like a wacky mess! These are a good example of a shoe that sets the men from the boys, you could very much make yourself look like a clumpy idiot in these but you could also very much make yourself look like some sort of style god. Launching early August at select Clarks account stores internationally.

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We all remember Jordan jumpin about the court in his Air Jordan VI – Black Infra’s. I bought a pair in 2010 and of course the Black Infra is undoubtably one of the nicest JVI colourways but there is questions surrounding this (apparent) Black Friday 2014 release… yes it’s nice that the OG reflective underlay appears on this pair but is the Infra the right colour? Well, we don’t know till they drop so we’ll just have to wait and see!

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So these are already out, but the custom idea that my friend Matty Cole has had is not so if you have a pair of Nike Huarache ‘Hyper Pink’ lying around I suggest you send them to him straight away so he can bust an Amsterdam is King colourway on to those bad boys! If you dont have them already pop over to Overkill, buy some and send them to Matty

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I’m unsure about this release, I know Puma have a habit of looking strange off foot and then as soon as you put them on they look amazing, first of all the colourway… all white, LOVE, but that crazy midsole, I don’t know if I can handle the futuristic look, what do you guys think of the Puma Blaze Swift Tech releasing the end of this year?

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We all know the old Lunar Mariah was a sexual silhouette that decended from the OG air mariah and now we can see the Lunarspeed Mariah, an updated version with the word YES plastered all over it (not literally) anyway this one is available now from Overkill!

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I was trying not to post any Air Max 1, one of my favourite silhouettes which is getting badly played out, but sack it! Heres the Nike Air Max Lunar 1 release set for tomorrow… I don’t know if you remember back in March 2013 we made a mock up Air Max 1 with a lunar sole? Well it became a thing! Obviously Nike made it better and put an air unit in it! This is one of the colourways releasing tomorrow featuring the ‘no sew’ construction on the upper.

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Well that’s it for now, go get your wallet out and get ordering some new whips for your feet!



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