Wednesday 28 February 2018

First Look: adidas Originals Prophere

A brand new silhouette for 2018, adidas Originals introduces the second drop of Prophere in subtle color pops of all over core black, khaki, olive, teal and white maintaining the disruptive feel of the silhouette and creating a military feel.

Designed for everyday use with an aesthetic set to turn heads, the Prophere strips 3-stripe design language to its core before amplifying each element.

A one-piece, soft knit upper forms the base of the shoe, structured by an enlarged 3-stripe mark that acts as the shoe’s lacing system, finished with a structural heel cage and reinforced tongue. This is then placed atop an aggressive midsole with fluid lines and dynamic texture, whilst embroidered details across the shoe’s medial side add a final hit to the shoe’s distinctive design.

Prophere will drop on 1 March 2018 at a retail price of R1899 and will be available at adidas Originals stores, select retailers and

Tuesday 27 February 2018

First Look: Nike Air Max 270

The Air Max 270 is Nike’s first ever lifestyle silo arrives as part of the Air Max Day 2018 celebrations. Arriving in Light Bone, and Black/White colourways, the sneak boasts the biggest heel bag across the retailer’s entire Air Max series.

Inspired by its 93 and 180 counterparts, the Air Max 270 is aptly named, donning a 270-degree Air Unit below the heel. As the name would suggest, this shoe puts all emphasis on that 270-degree cushioning underfoot. If it wasn’t eye-catching enough, the pack features a splash of colour on the air bubble which contrasts against an all-black or all-off-white midsole and upper.

This pack features in a deep shade of black, or a refreshing burst of light bone, covering everything in sight from the laces to sidewall Swoosh branding. Sections of neoprene add more support and some water-proof protection against the elements.

The Air Max 270 will drop on Friday, 2 March 2018, at selected retailers.

Monday 26 February 2018

First Look: Sneaker Freaker x New Balance 574 'Tassie Devil'

New Balance have resurrected four classic colab colourways to celebrate 30 years of the 574, and Sneaker Freaker's Tassie tribute is leading the charge.

Done in a shades of Purple and Black using a suede and mesh construction, standout features on the shoe include speckling on the midsole, the shark-tooth design (also on midsole) that comes in light Lavender, custom insoles that come with Sneaker Freaker branding as well as a Tasmanian Devil printed on both shoes.

The Sneaker Freaker x New Balance 574 'Tassie Devil' will drop on Thursday, 1 March 2018.

Friday 23 February 2018

First Look: Pharrell x adidas NMD Hu Trail Blank Canvas Collection

With this new collection of adidas Originals, Pharrell was inspired by the Hindu festival Holi, a spring celebration that pays homage to peace, love and equality.

Soft Primeknit covers the upper in a light shade of cream. Unlike the more colourful ‘Trail’ iterations of last year, this pair opts for a muted and understated look. Hindu letters are printed to one foot whilst the other features the word, “WORLD”. This remains discreet thanks to the white colourway. A set of white speckled laces continues the understated theme on the Pharrell Williams NMD Hu White. The same applies for the clean BOOST midsole underfoot. Promising the best in lightweight cushioning, this is made even more robust with those tonal EVA plugs. A newly engineered trail outsole is chunkier than ever before

The NMD HU Trail is complemented with a 100% cotton jacket that compliments the new silhouette in a matching light shade of cream.

The Pharrell x adidas NMD Hu Trail Blank Canvas Collection drops today, Friday 23 February 2018.

Thursday 22 February 2018

Ray-Ban Reinvention On Air Live Performance and Opinion Platform Events in Johannesburg

Starting tonight, the Ray-Ban Reinvention on Air live performance and opinion platform for the future of South African music is brought to life at Milk Bar, Keyes Avenue in Johannesburg.

Hosted by Reason every Thursday and Friday night, the events start at 6pm.

Ray-Ban Reinvention On Air celebrates the evolution of Ray-Ban’s four icons - Aviator, Wayfarer, Clubmaster and Round, and so each week a different icon will be the focus.


22 February - 2LeeStark
23 February - Langa Mavuso

1 March - Uncle Party Time
2 March - Sam Turpin

8 March - Symatics
9 March - Rouge

15 March - Menzi XL
16 March - DBN Gogo

PS: Entrance is free to all events.

Wednesday 21 February 2018

PUMA and Naturel Partner for Season Two

PUMA and Naturel are back with the collaboration’s second season.

While focusing on Naturel’s iconic art form, the collection raises the bar of streetwear design. The collection features more abstract, standalone graphics true to Naturel’s style, mixed with PUMA classic and progressive silhouettes. Featuring futuristic, angular skeleton graphics on both key footwear and apparel.

Both drops draw inspiration from the X-Ray with Naturel’s iconic graphic DNA applied in skeleton format, boasting contrasting colour palettes. The first drop features black and red hues, while the second drop takes on silver birch and olive green.

Hero sneaker styles include the progressive TSUGI evoKNIT Sock NATUREL and classic court silhouette the Suede NATUREL. All footwear pieces feature a translucent outsole revealing a skeleton foot graphic.

The collection is set to release in two drops with the first hitting stores on Saturday, 24 February followed by the second drop in April 2018. The sought-after collection will be available to purchase at PUMA SELECT and selected retailers.

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 before 28 February.

Terms and conditions apply.

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.