Stocked worldwide in the most directional stores of each city, Trainerspotter is rapidly evolving and continually offering more detailed garments, telling more inspirational stories but never compromising the brand ethos.
Collaborating with handpicked brands, stores, artists and musicians from around the globe, Trainerspotter continues to expand its parameters by co producing even more exciting products. Collabs to date include PATTA Amsterdam, SAINT NYC, BEAMS Japan, GOLDIELOCKS UK, KIKS Tokyo, BODEGA Boston, ASICS Japan, NO ONE London, CALI ROOTS Sweden to name a few.
In the words of Steve Prefontaine ‘To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.’
TS is still run by the guys who started it and they still are avid sneaker collectors. This obsession started somewhere around the early nineties and steadily built. The American cultural invasion of the early 1980’s originally sparked their love of Nike trainers as kids, they had a mystique that other brands just didn’t posses, something new and unobtainable. Since forming Trainerspotter in 2002 they have endeavored to build a comprehensive Nike collection comprising not only of shoe styles but adverts, posters, apparel and general Nike ephemera. Obviously this is an ongoing commitment and the pieces shown blow are the tip of the collection. Over the years they have made many good friends in the USA, France and Japan with greater collections than our own, individuals with a passion for the sport as much as the sneaker. True collectors are driven not by trends, fashion, reissues or collaborations but by an in depth appreciation of the aesthetic and the history of a particular shoe.
Coming down under via our good friends at Freshin, be the first to rock the illusive TS brand by hitting up and entering this awesome competition.
More details are here http://www.sneakerfreaker.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=18505
Stay tuned for an in depth interview with the lads @ Trainerspotter in Issue 11 of Sneaker Freaker!