adidas has collaborated with TFL!

The collection from one of the most unexpected sneaker partnerships ever, and the rest of this week’s Shoes News.

Going underground

Last week I went to a launch party in an unusual location: Charing Cross underground station. It was to celebrate the launch of adidas’s collaboration not with a sportsperson or musician…but with TFL. Yes, that’s Transport for London.

Originals x TFL Continental trainers, £74.95 (from December 10th, adidas.co.uk); Originals x TFL Falcon trainers, £74.99 ([AD] offspring.co.uk); 

The new Elizabeth Line collection (there have already been some limited editions before this collection dropped on Friday) all feature bright purple details. The Gazelles are almost identical to my first ever pair that I bought in 1995! I am wearing the Sambas in the top picture, and with their gold details in the sole I think they’ll make a really great seasonal sneaker (I’ve rounded up some more here if you’re in the market for Christmassy kicks).

Originals x TFL Gazelles, £74.99 ([AD] offspring.co.uk); Originals x TFL Stan Smiths, £74.95 (adidas.co.uk)

If the purple is a bit too eye-catching for you, the Stan Smiths and Falcons are a little more subtle with their purple detailing. And then tomorrow sees the launch of the London Underground Continental trainers; each pair is dedicated to two different tube lines (the pair pictured here are the District and Elizabeth lines).

Seven Feet Apart pops up at Blake London

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You all know how much I love Seven Feet Apart sneakers, but I also know that many of you are nervous about buying shoes online when you haven’t been able to try them on for yourself. So if you are in London before December 27th head to Duke Street (1 minute from Selfridges) where you’ll be able to meet a pair in person at the Blake London pop-up shop, which also stocks its own gorgeous knitwear, as well as Claymate ceramics, Jo Elbourne art and Cloud Cloth eco friendly cleansing pads.

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If you’re into a chunky trainer, you’ll LOVE this collaboration

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Workwear footwear specialist Cat Footwear has teamed up with cool contemporary label Axel Arigato on these chunky 90s-style trainers. Available in three colours, they are unisex style based on an archive Cat sole that was originally used in the mining industry.

Axel Arigato x CAT Excelsior trainers, £210 (axelarigato.com)