27/08

New: Nike SB all dressed in Suede for the Autumn

Nike SB has updated its Max Air-cushioned take on Stefan Janoski's original signature silhouette.

For now, placing the engineered mesh-constructed upper of it's predecessors on the shelves with the badminton set and beach towels, the new Black and White Suede upper is the way things are going into the Winter months. 

Still employing the Max Air/Free sole, the Janoski Max creation was inspired by impact protection but they are a shoe you can wear all day long, especially this more durable new suede upper edition.

Exclusively available early to skate stores, the Nike SB Stefan Janoski Max L Black / White in Suede are in the shop now.






26/08

Fourstar x 4Q conditioning

Max Schaaf is the kind of guy that anyone would want to collaborate with; one further, he's just the kind of guy you'd want to hang out with. Other endeavours aside, he's a professional skateboarder and owner of the Oakland based motorcycle work shop 4Q conditioning. If you take even few minutes to read his blog he's interested in being interesting. He wrote a great piece about vert ramps, not necessarily the most popular right now, it's just another example of a guy doing what he wants to. "Ride again and chase the feeling i've felt since i was 10. No gasoline, no motor, a rather primitive tool (me and the skateboard) and a wooden U"

It is with great pleasure that we can bring you this highly anticipated collaborative capsule drop between Schraff's 4Q conditioning and the Fourstar 
lifestyle clothing brand. It's a collection of attire that will stand up to doing stuff in. The materials and the cuts are all durable and bold, referencing work and chore clothing synonymous with the contemporary USA custom motorcycle scene.

You can view the collection in the 
shop now.






25/08

New in : Vans Syndicate 023 Dressen Pack

 

In collaboration with California Skate veteran Eric Dressen, Vans Syndicate present this pack of DWR water resistant canvas upper Sk8 Hi and Old Skool shoes. Vans wanted to honour Eric's long standing professional career and highlight Eric's near 30 years commitment to Skateboarding. Dressen still rides for Santa Cruz and has also more recently also gained worldwide recognition for his tattoo art and graphic design working with a number of street wear and skateboard apparel companies.

For more details and to shop the shoes head over to our Vans Shoes collection 

 

22/08

'Quarter Snacks' Quickstrike drop from Nike SB

Launching Saturday 23rd August at 9am we're stoked to bring you a special edition Quickstrike Premium Low Dunk from Nike SB.

Quartersnacks, a New York based online Skate magazine, have collaborated with Nike SB on a deluxe edition of the Low Dunk silhouette. When asked about it,

Quartersnacks played it very cool; "Every Nike SB collaboration has a bit of a 'story' to it. We could sit here and peddle some narrative where everyone wears all black to hide the dirt from skating the city all day, and how all the reflective details make you stand out between the cabs while night skating, but that’d be nonsense... A black skate shoe never falls out of fashion or function. That was our template."

Frank as they are about making a shoe that primarily looks great, this edition has been really thought out. The upper is all suede with toe-box style perforations running along the sides and heel of the shoe for better ventilation and the padded tongue is constructed from Ripstop fabric. The 25¢ logo rides on the tongue in place of the 'SB" of Nike SB, on the printed inner sole, it is stitched in red into the outside of the shoe and most impressively it's laminated into the shoe lace tips. This Low Dunk also has a 3M theme running through the design, with the lace loop and the logo on the tongue utilising the reflective fabric. The leather Nike Swoosh also sits on a 3M bed, plus QUARTER STRIKE printed on corresponding heel tabs and even an ultra-bright back up pair of silver laces. It's enough to make anyone hit the streets at night.


You know the drill with Quickstrike editions right... now you see them... now you...












Read more about Quarter Snacks at: www.quartersnacks.com

20/08

STEFAN JANOSKI and NIKE SB hit the Beach

There is a touch of melancholy about this Nike SB special edition of the iconic Stefan Janoski silhouette... Summer is fast fading away into Autumn but we can remember those salad days best with this Beach pack.

Nike SB have clearly had real fun with this edition, everything about them falling under the seaside themed umbrella. The outer and inner soles are in a solid ocean like blue, with the upper constructed in a full sandy coloured canvas. These both act as a perfect backdrop to the 'Beach' print with parasols, volleyball nets, beach towels, bikes and even mini sunbathers taking it real easy and chasing that last bit of sunshine.

White rope laces add the finishing touch to a superb limited edition that Stefan has been modelling lately himself.



19/08

The Quiet LIfe Liberty Ocean Pack

The Quiet Life have utilised some brilliant Liberty prints as part of there Fall 2014 drop, one of our favourites being the light and dark tints to the Ocean print.

Featured. Black and White Pocket T-Shirts, Bucket Hats and Snapbacks all pulling in that hazy, cloudy, ocean print.

Shop The Quiet Life at Flatspot.

17/08

The Times They Are a-Changin'



Early next week we start the potentially un-enviably task of packing Flatspot into hundreds and hundreds of cardboard boxes and moving the relatively short 10 mile journey to our new home. Over the last five years we have grown to fill every corner of our current warehouse. We have in fact stacked ourselves upon each other and boxes upon boxes to critical mass. Early this year we started looking at new spaces and next week we will begin moving to a much bigger new warehouse and studio complex where we can focus on being Flatspot.


What does this mean for you? 

Well in the short term, nothing, we're not expecting you to help us move and website is still 100% operational. In September we will be launching a new website that we have spent the last couple of years developing and we're really psyched to share with you all. New functions and usability, in particular on mobiles and tablets, has been our main drive and we are all really enjoying using it. To coincide with the launch there will be some great new brands coming on board, a couple of unique collaborations, a refurbished physical shop in Totnes plus one of the biggest stock collections of Autumn/Winter footwear and attire we've ever seen.

As a mini celebration to moving, next Sunday we will launch three separate competitions on our social media sites (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) so this week you are going to want to go and follow and like all three.

www.facebook.com/FlatspotUK
www.twitter.com/flatspot
www.instagram.com/_flatspot

Until then, business will be mostly as usual with new drops from Patagonia, The Quiet Life, Herschel, Dickies, Reigning Champ, Vans, Lakai and Carhartt all hitting the shop as we speak.

Feel free to get in touch with any questions and thanks for being part of Flatspot, we are really into sending you things in the mail.

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Est.1995 in the Southwest of England, Flatspot is an independent skate store and a leading online destination for men's contemporary fashion and streetwear. Stocking a unique collection of shoes, clothing, hardware and apparel.