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Shelflife #SneakOfTheMonth – October 2018

Another month down, and just before we say goodbye to October I wanted to share my selection of Shelflife #SneakOfTheMonth with you!

As of tomorrow, we’ve only got two months left before 2018 becomes 2019, which means that we’ve got a whole new year of sneaker joy to look forward to as the big boys try and keep up their game.

Look, I’ve had a tough year with my sneakers because there have actually been too many pairs that I’ve wanted to get my hands on, and I simply don’t have the money (or space!) to get all of them. So I’ve been super selective.

My choice this month is one that I’m a big fan of due to the style and colour of the sneaker, so I won’t waste any more time. Here we have the:

Nike Air Max 95 – Wheat
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If you know me, then it may come as a surprise to you that this is actually only my third pair of Air Max that has made the #SneakOfTheMonth page for this year. I’ve always been a bit of a bubble boy, but there’s been so much cool stuff released this year that I’ve been a bit spoilt for choice.

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Look… The Air Max 95 is a classic. It’s actually a sneaker that reminds me of when I was in school, because in the mid-2000s it was celebrating like a decade of existence and was a sneaker that loads of the ‘cool kids’ had, but one that I couldn’t afford. This colourway is one that really appeals to me, and I think it’s because of it’s earthy feel.

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My Take: 8.5/10
I kind of feel like these Air Max kind of look like a pair of Timberlands and a pair of 95s had a baby, and what is possibly not to like about that? They’re out for fall in America, but will do nicely as the summer comes in in South Africa too. Big fan, you should cop a pair if you can.

SNEAK FACT!! – The Air Max 95 has always been an expensive sneaker… Back when it launched the retail price was $140. Also, a report in the early 2000s showed that the 95 was one of the sneakers spotted most at crime scenes in the UK.

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