If you’d asked me a year ago, I would have said a collaboration between international sports-wear giant, Nike and London’s favourite trademark, Liberty, the most unlikely thing ever and chortled in your face. This year? Well, I’ll eat my Nikeys. I’m a north-London kid and by that, I mean I went to school in north London and I need not explain the reason I mention this to any other north London schooled kid. For it is legendary that ALL north Londoners worth their salt wear Nikeys. It’s like bread and butter, fish and chips, schools and fashion tribes. It’s not of my doing so don’t blame me. I turned up on a shoot a few years back, in a dreadful panic for I had spilled coffee on a brand new pair. The home economist guessed that I must be one, for I had displayed very similar traits to that of her boyfriend, also north London schooled (yes, it also turned out that we shared friends). But I digress, for this is not a blog for reminiscing, it’s for trumpeting the glory that is Nike and Liberty print. They have, for sure, hit a glorious nail on the head with this ingenious collaborative effort. I just love them. They’ve been out for a while now but since they have released a new range in new fabrics, I need to get a shifty on if I want a pair. I thought that I’d put away the Nikeys for outside of the gym but no, I’m in love.
from left to right, top to bottom: Sport Red Liberty Print Free 5.0 Trainers, £90, Imperial Purple Liberty Print Hyperclave High tops, £75, Yellow Liberty Print Blazer Trainers, £75, Imperial Purple Liberty Print Free 5.0 Trainers, £90, Red Liberty Print Dunk Sky Hi Sport Trainers, £75 (currently out of stock), University Gold Liberty Print Free 5.0 Trainers, £90