I've gotten to the point where my Nike Moire+ trainers are on the verge of coming apart after a few years of pretty regular wear. They've been some of the most comfortable shoes I've ran, walked or lounged in and I don't want them to be unwearable, so I need a new trainer to take on most of the heavy use. I am still on the hunt for a pair of the Nike LunarWood shoes as they ACG action is appealing, along with the general look of the shoe. I'm pretty set on the Lunar model at this point as it's a shoe I can wear running, to the football pitch or with some fatigue pants and a chambray. While I don't think I'd probably make these Lunar Mariah's my first choice, I do like the overall look and the fact that Tres Bien Shop have brought them in. The element of "street wear" has definitely been treated in a more respectful and mature manner in Scandinavia it feels like. Brands like Wood Wood and shops like Tres Bien do a nice job and mixing these casual sneakers and colours with a more refined aesthetic.
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The Nike Lunar has been in the corner of my mind over the last few months. I know I like the shoe, the shape and feel, the way they look on foot. I often like the idea of mixing a technical trainer into an outfit that might not usually have that aesthetic mixed in. Wether its a Footscape or the Moire+, they can look great with some fatigue pants, a chambray and a down vest - for example. I think when it comes to this sort of look, the latest collaboration by Wood Wood really hits the nail on the head. The LunarWood TZ was done with Nike's progressive Sportswear collection and took the Lunar up a notch by adding some tough technical aspects and the ACG stamp. I think the colors and look of this shoe came out really well, and while I might not love the "WW" on the left heel, there is too much good going on here to let it bother me. I'm probably going to try to get a pair of these trainers over the coming months. I'm not sure what retail will be like, but I'm hoping not too bad. — Besides the great product itself, BeingHunted have put together a nice feature on the project and it includes a short Q&A with the folks from Wood Wood. It's worth a read and definitely worth a look at the images - both product shots and look book.
Within the realm of tennis shoes it's usually Stan Smith and his iconic three perforated stripes that get all the love. I'm a Rod Laver man though. Arguably the cleanest most classic sneaker silhouette ever, Adidas was wise to choose it as the focus for the latest round of Consortium 3-Way collaborations. While there's some great versions by perennial sneaker giants Undefeated, Goodfoot and VA, for me it doesn't get better than Wood Wood's. The Danish brand has always had a knack for fantastically simple designs with their footwear and this one's no reason. Canvas is something that isn't used on footwear enough in my opinion, it's durable, looks good and easy to maintain. As for the colour, you know we love navy and with a nubuck lining and 3 different lace options (white, navy and red) you've got one of the best pieces of footwear in a while. Like me, you might not be much of a sneaker wearer anymore but pulling these out of the closet every now and again would be so easy.Ransom