Tuesday, 20 February 2018

First Look: Levi’s Silvertab Collection

Levi’s® has various styles and collections that are loved by many, but the reintroduction of SilverTab® for men, with its’90s attitude has never been more fitting.

Worn and loved by a generation, the Levi’s® SilverTab® series was made up of baggy jeans and overalls. For 2018, different finishes are being introduced including non-stretch denim and bold stripes.

The Levi’s® SilverTab® collection drop at Levi’s® stores on 1 March 2018.

February is National Fresh Breath Month!

Treat your tongue to a fresh breath fix

Rather than getting in a twist about smelly breath before a big date, treat your tongue to a fresh breath fix this February. When it comes to bad breath, experts agree that the tongue can often be the culprit.

 “We recommend tongue scraping as part of a regular oral care routine,” says Stella Lamprecht, President of the Oral Hygienists’ Association of South Africa. “The surface of the tongue has tiny grooves where bacteria and plaque can accumulate. Removing the bacteria and debris on the tongue is one of the simplest ways to ensure fresh breath and a healthy mouth. Everyone, from children to older people, should incorporate it into their oral care on a daily basis. Cleaning the tongue at night can help prevent ‘morning’ breath.”

To ensure a healthy mouth, fresher breath, and a brighter smile! Try the following products:

  •  Sunstar GUM Tongue Cleaner – effectively helps remove plaque and food debris from the surface of the tongue. The two sides provide a dual action - bristles to gently brush and a serrated edge to wipe the surface clean.
  •  Sunstar GUM Technique+ toothbrush  - designed to provide advanced cleaning, even below the gumline. The non-slip quad grips are positioned so that the bristles are effortlessly placed at the 45-degree angle recommended for optimal below-the-gumline cleaning. The Dome Trim® bristles are clinically proven to clean below the gumline reducing plaque, gingival inflammation, and bleeding. The extended SuperTip eliminates plaque from hard to reach places.
  • GUM Original White toothpaste - helps remove stains and prevent their reappearance without damaging enamel. It contains fluoride to reinforce tooth enamel, as well as vitamins for healthier gums. It contains low-abrasive micro-silica to gently remove surface stains and a unique StainClear agent to help dissolve stains in hard-to-reach areas.
  • GUM Original White floss  made with micronized silica to help remove stains between teeth and provides effective interdental plaque control. 
  •  GUM Original White mouth rinse - alcohol-free Sunstar GUM Original White Rinse contains StainClear to help remove stains from in-between the teeth and the tiny crevices in tooth enamel. Made with a patented combination of fluoride, Isomalt, and vitamins, Original White Rinse delivers advanced mineralisation for stronger and shinier teeth, helping prevent further staining while strengthening gums and teeth.

“Brushing correctly, flossing in-between the teeth and cleaning the tongue are the cornerstones of effective oral care,” says Grobbelaar. “If plaque and food debris are not properly removed from the various parts of the mouth they break down and release foul-smelling gases, irritate the gums and potentially cause disease.”

PS: When you sign up for Ivohealth’s newsletter this February they’ll donate a Sunstar GUM toothbrush to the Dental Wellness Trust’s oral health education programme in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. To donate a brush simply sign up on www.ivohealth.co.za/contact-us before 28 February.

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Monday, 19 February 2018

Anatii is Running The Streets With PUMA

The next step in the evolution of PUMA’s Run The Streets campaign gets a local flavour with record producer and musician Anatii, rapper, producer Nasty C, and South African football legend Doc Khumalo representing the street hustle it takes to make your mark.

First up is Anatii, a legend on the rise, who embodies the essence of the Street Hustler. Anatii, aka the Electronic Bushman, shares how he spent pretty much every weekend of his high school life in the studio, exploiting the opportunity to “become a greater you”.

Friday, 16 February 2018

First Look: Nike Air Force 1 Low Quickstrike (Removable Swoosh)

This all-black Air Force 1 showcases a refined and simplistic aesthetic which puts all emphasis on that sidewall Swoosh. You’ll find a set of different coloured overlays in the box which can be attached and easily removed thanks to a Velcro layer. Classic Air Force 1 branding is also stamped to the tongue as well as the midsole underfoot.

Although this is a dark and understated colourway, the Air Force 1 Velcro Swoosh Pack can be brought to life with the addition of a pink, blue or yellow overlay.

The Nike Air Force 1 Low (Removable Swoosh) is avaialbe at selected retailers.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Sneakers Dropping Today: Nike Air Humara '17 QS ‘Concord’

The Air Humara 17 features a winning combination of mesh and leather. This is a robust silhouette thanks to an integrated lacing system.

The vibrant colour scheme showcases hits of orange alongside blue and grey. A mini-Swoosh sits along the sidewall and robust cushioning promises the best in comfort underfoot. The ‘Concord’ Air Humara 17 brings just the right amount of colour matched with more unassuming shades of grey.

The Nike Air Humara '17 QS ‘Concord’ drops today, Thursday the 8th of February, at selected retailers. 

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

First Look: PUMA’S All New the IGNITE Limitless SR

The Limitless is back with a sleek next-gen silhouette for 2018: the IGNITE Limitless SR. With street-inspired design and running-approved comfort, the IGNITE Limitless SR is unstoppable and knows no limits – designed for the individual who’s always on the move and whose style is fearless.

As worn by The Weeknd, this sneaker features intuitive cushioning, dynamic fit and disruptive style. The updated upper features a full bootie construction and free floating TPU lacing system, both contributing to the perfect fit. Equipped with a new intuitive compression system using PUMA IGNITE foam placed between EVA, the tooling provides cushioning and comfort for those on the go. The unique sharp collar and bold PUMA branding on the premium TPU heel piece completes the sneaker with a futuristic look and feel.

The IGNITE Limitless SR, is available for R2 299 from PUMA and selected retailers nationwide. 

Monday, 5 February 2018

First Look: Nike Air Jordan 9 LA Los Angeles ‘All Star’

Sporting a classic and premium style, the basketball shoe is made of black suede with white tumbled leather overlays. Metallic gold is seen on the tongue and heel through branding.

Finishing touches consist of a Los Angeles map-inspired graphic insole and milky translucent outsole.

The Nike Air Jordan 9 LA Los Angeles ‘All Star’ is available at selected retailers.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

First Look: Nike Air Force 1 Foamposite ‘Triple Black’

Nike expands its Air Force 1 Foamposite series with an all-new colourway that dons a sleek ‘Triple Black’ colour scheme.

Featuring a one piece upper constructed in the Foamposite material with matching Black suede overlays on the heel and eyelets. Mesh tongues and solid Black Air Force 1 rubber outsole completes the design.

The Nike Air Force 1 Foamposite ‘Triple Black’ drops on Saturday, 3 February at selected retailers. 

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

PUMA and Hello Kitty Partner on an Iconic Duet #ForAllTime

For over 40 years, fans have been smitten by Hello Kitty. She may only be as tall as five apples and weighs the same as three, but her influence spans the world over, gracing all things ‘kawaii’ since she first debuted in Japan in 1974.

The PUMA Suede born in 1968 has long established its iconic status with roots in sport and relevance in the sneaker world. Both Hello Kitty and the PUMA Suede are certified pop cultural icons #ForAllTime.

Everything about the collection, from the red bow-toms to her milk bottle icon, pays homage to Hello Kitty, the little girl from London who loves fresh-baked cookies and Mama’s apple pie. Bold colours, cheeky graphics and fun, intricate details make this offering uniquely endearing.

We’ve seen the Suede get funky, fresh, chic and sporty. Now, we see the silhouette at its cutest. The PUMA x Hello Kitty Suede Classic toebox, tongue, laces, heel and Formstripe are a radiant red, popping against a Hello Kitty pattern and a chunky white sole. A notable detail includes the red bow-toms that showcase Hello Kitty’s signature bow, beaming through translucent outsoles. The PUMA x Hello Kitty Suede Classic shoes are available in adult and junior, pre-school and infant sizes. 

Apparel pieces round out the PUMA x Hello Kitty capsule collection. The PUMA x Hello Kitty Tee in white with the collab logo is all charm, while a red-white T7 set is peak adorable. The PUMA x Hello Kitty T7 Hoodie in red features the iconic 7cm stripe along the shoulder and arms with the trademark logo on the front and back. The PUMA x Hello Kitty Pants, also Red with the T7 stripe, feature a small Hello Kitty icon on the front right leg and her classic milk bottle icon on the back of the left hip.

A nod to Sanrio’s “small gift, big smile” philosophy, the capsule collection also features supercute coordinating accessories like the Red-White PUMA x Hello Kitty Backpack and Gym Sack with an unforgettable collab logo and the PUMA x Hello Kitty Cap with a red translucent bill.

The PUMA x HELLO KITTY Suede collection drops on Thursday, 8 February at PUMA SELECT and selected retailers.

Monday, 29 January 2018

First Look: Nike Grandstand II 'All Over Logo'

Originally, the Grandstand’s name derived from one of the most famous tennis tournaments in the world – the US Open and its Grandstand.

Featuring a blend of perforated and smooth leather on its upper, the Grandstand II boasts a simple midsole construction which creates a very clean aesthetic – allowing for the boisterous branding to take center stage.

The Nike Grandstand II ‘All Over Logo’ is available at selected retailers.

Friday, 26 January 2018

PUMA x DIAMOND SUPPLY CO: West Coast Skate Meets Sport Heritage and Innovation

PUMA and Diamond Supply Inc. team up once again to launch a collection of sneakers, apparel and accessories. When sneaker and skate fans thought 2016 was the last time they would see the Cat and Diamond together, they didn’t realise it was merely a tease for this milestone collaboration.

The all-new PUMA x DIAMOND SUPPLY CO. collection reflects a shared passion for sport and is brought to life through simplicity of design and attention to detail. In their debut collaboration with PUMA, Diamond Supply Co. brings their unique aesthetic and skateboarding credibility to PUMA streetwear, with unique designs and those signature Diamond colours.

The collection is set to release in two distinguished drops with the first launching in late January. Drawing inspiration from archive skate, the first drop was developed by the designers as though they collaborated back in the 70s and 80s. Using the PUMA Archive, the collaboration boasts authentic materials, textures, colours and over-all designs - even bringing back a refreshed take on the iconic Archive PUMA Teamsport global graphic on key apparel pieces. Hero styles of the first drop include iconic court classics, the PUMA Suede and Clyde, remixed with Diamond Supply Co.’s iconic DNA and colours. The archive sneakers are complimented with apparel and accessories including the bold colour-blocked Wind Jacket and Tees with graphics from the PUMA archive.

The PUMA x DIAMOND SUPPLY CO. collection’s first drop releases on 27th January and will be available at PUMA SELECT and selected retailers.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

First Look: Nike Air Pippen 1 ‘Wheat’

The sneaker sports a Timberland-inspired design with a full wheat nubuck/textile upper that is offset by an off-white midsole. Hiking-inspired laces, black accents for the lining, visible Air cushioning and a gum rubber outsole completes the design altogether.

The Nike Air Pippen 1 ‘Wheat’ drops on Friday, 26 January 2018.

Monday, 22 January 2018

First Look: PUMA Suede 50 Breakdance Cities Pack

The Suede 50 party keeps it poppin’ as PUMA honours its hip-hop heritage with the Suede 50 Breakdance Cities Pack.

The Suede 50 Breakdance Cities pack pays respect to the four most influential breakdancing cities worldwide: New York, Berlin, Paris and Seoul. PUMA give props to these cities that has kept B-boy culture alive, tracing back to the Bronx, its birthplace, across the pond in Paris where the subculture went onto mainstream media, then finding the breaks in Berlin. Eventually, the culture permeated to the Far East, making a major splash in Seoul.

In four distinct colourways, each Suede Classic is embossed with a graphic treatment that celebrates its respective city and each pair has a matching tee. Complementing the kicks are Breakdance Tees each bearing the city name.

Suede Classic New York is all swag in a plush orange suede upper and Formstripe with blue lining that pops while keeping it classic atop a thick white sole. The fat laces come in orange, white and blue, add the gold 1968 lace locks and they’re certified fresh. Suede Classic Paris keeps it clean with a blue suede upper, liner and Formstripe to sit pretty on the chunky white sole. Set it off with fat laces in white, blue and red set in place nicely in gold lace locks. Suede Classic Berlin is bold in a red suede upper and a black liner on that big white sole. Fat laces (black, red, yellow) are eye-catching with the gold lace locks.  Suede Classic Seoul is refined and ready with a birch suede upper and liner atop that timeless sole. Fat laces (birch, white and blue) are polished with the lace locks.

The Suede 50 Breakdance Cities Pack is available at PUMA SELECT and selected retailers nationwide.

Friday, 19 January 2018

The adidas Orignals adicolor collection has dropped!

adidas Originals revives adicolor, its most iconic apparel franchise. Cultivated in the 70’s, the range is an instantly recognizable symbol of sports and street culture which returns in 2018 remastered for the present with the confidence to playfully celebrate color for a new generation - never afraid to poke fun at itself.

Pairing the colours from the past with those of today, four meaningful adidas sport hues were carefully selected as the starting point for the overall inspiration for both Men’s and Women’s SS18 collections. The primary colours which are now referred to as Bluebird, Fairway Green, Scarlett Red and Sun Yellow were first seen in 1983, when all-white adicolor shoes were presented alongside a set of felt-tip pens, and reappeared in 2006 for Color Series, an adidas collaboration with some of the world’s best-known and most highly regarded creatives, creating unique pieces around a specific colour. Taking inspiration from the past collections, the SS18 offering plays with these iconic shades and creates tonal ensembles to render a palette relevant for today.

adicolor SS18 offers a curated archive selection with the most influential adidas silhouettes of past decades in a self-referential play. Classic styles are reimagined for today through the use of innovative fabrics and refined fits. Style and taste move beyond fixed gender binaries - focusing on interesting product, not ignoring femininity but rather offering a more sophisticated acknowledgement of its many different faces. Branding is refreshed by manipulating logo size and proportions and unexpected placement.

adicolor transcends cultures and eras to redefine itself in perpetually new contexts. Always taking colour seriously, and taking itself less seriously.

The adicolor collection is available at adidas Originals stores, Sportscene and www.adidas.co.za.