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It’s a Sneaker Thing The Foot Locker Magazine Ir. D.S. Tuijnmanweg 3 4131 PN Vianen The Netherlands Publisher Foot Locker Europe B.V. Ir. D.S. Tuijnmanweg 3 4131 PN Vianen The Netherlands Editor Tim Cincotta P.O. Box 309 4130 EH Vianen The Netherlands Printer Karaat Grafimedia B.V. Wilgenkade 23 3992 LL Houten The Netherlands Contributors Cover Taufiq Hosen // Contain.r Design Alex Smith // Marc Salvador Copywriter Sophie Berry Photography Robert Broekhuijsen // Jake Green // Marc Salvador // Marilo Sánchez Product styling Reddish Design Translations Mother Tongue Writers Special thanks to Frank PR, London // Pielle SrL, Milan // Zucker Kommunikation GmbH, Berlin // Probeat Agency, Milan // Red Button, Paris // Edelman, Barcelona

Upfront # 1 // Spring 2011 Hello! We’re here to tell you what we’ve got for you in our first ever issue of It’s a Sneaker Thing, your official Foot Locker magazine. At Foot Locker, we see life from the shoe up. And the head down. We can’t help it. We spend our days looking at shoes first, faces second. (Lamp posts are no friends to us). There is no mountain to climb in life that won’t be made easier by a fresh pair of sneakers, and our motto is: “don’t judge a man until you’ve checked out his trainers.” (Only joking about that last bit.) But seriously – we’re serious about sneakers. And we know you are too. All of you, because we see you! Boys with basketballs, passing through the House of Hoops by Foot Locker stores for a new pair of Jordans, or the girls who know that a pair of box-fresh high tops will match that dress better than anything with a five inch heel. We see you, and we know that you love your sneakers as much as we love ours. We know the feeling of waiting for your paycheck to hit so you can go out and buy those ones you’ve been eyeing up since your last paycheck ran out. We know the pain of coming home from a night at a grimy club to survey the damage to your favourite pair. And we know the pure, unconditional love you can feel for that certain pair of sneakers you just can’t let go of. Yeah. That pair. Lurking in your wardrobe, still. So that’s why we’ve made this for you, to tell you that we’ve seen you here quite a few times now, and we like it. Hey, because we know you’re going to want to get your hands on all the fresh sneakers in this issue, we have made it easy for you. Just use the Sneaker Finder form at the back of this magazine to order your next pair and we’ll track them down and deliver them straight to your door.

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02 // House of Hoops

(But make sure you come back to see us though, yeah?)

House of Hoops


Being the best just got a whole lot easier…

If you haven’t checked out House of Hoops by Foot Locker yet, then you need to get your butt off the basketball court. (Just for, like, half an hour. Max. Then you can go straight back and play ball, we promise). House of Hoops by Foot Locker are pretty next level places. Trust.

They’re 100% NIKE basketball zones – we know how much you love the game and figured it would take a crazy good store to drag you lot off the court… House of Hoops by Foot Locker are stacked with the freshest merchandise you just can’t find anywhere else, and they’re endorsed by the game’s greatest players. (Yeah, we know. We’re just too good to you lot sometimes.)

Kobe Bryant at the opening event of House of Hoops by Foot Locker in Barcelona.

The level of love for the ballers out there is high at House of Hoops by Foot Locker, believe us! Limited edition sneakers and clothing by NIKE, and Jordan are some of the sickest threads we’ve seen on or off the court. It’s the only place you’re going to pick up exclusive NIKE pro models, NIKE sportswear, and Jordan, with plenty of items not even available in regular Foot Locker stores. This is über-exclusive - fresher than fresh. Now that’s fresh. Ah, man - we haven’t even told you lot about the Scorer’s Table! The Scorer’s table gives the word ‘slick’ a whole new meaning; This is where you’ll find player exclusive clothing, and where you dedicated bunch of ballers can hook up your look in any colour from head to toe - because you have to look like a winner to play like a winner, right? Trust us. We get it. Legends in the game like Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan and LeBron James inspire the House of Hoops by Foot Locker ranges - LeBron even fronted the official opening of the London and Paris store in October 2009, and Kobe helped us out by doing the honours in Barcelona. If you weren’t there, then, wow… you really missed out. Our competitions on Facebook got crazy levels of entries. Seriously, CRAZY levels. Winners got to meet their heroes and get some sneakers signed. (Jealous? Thought so).

Oh, and we wanted to give you lot the first heads up on a House of Hoops by Foot Locker store landing in Rotterdam in Spring 2011 - we’ve also added House of Hoops by Foot Locker corners to 70 existing stores across Europe. So find your nearest House of Hoops by Foot Locker store and come in and say hi. Thinking about playing one more game and checking out the store another day? Are you mad?! Trust us: If you really love your game, you’ll thank us when you get here. Think Basketball…. Think House of Hoops by Foot Locker.

Find out more about House of Hoops by Foot Locker stores and competitions on our Facebook pages houseofhoopslondon houseofhoopsparis houseofhoopsbarcelona

House of Hoops by Foot Locker European stores London, United Kingdom: 363-367 Oxford Street Paris, France: 4-6 Rue Pierre Lescot, Les Halles Barcelona, Spain: Portaferrissa 18

House of Hoops by Foot Locker corners in selected European stores

House of Hoops




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Sneakerheads “My name is ****** and I am a sneaker-holic” Sneaker addiction is a serious subject. Seriously. When you find yourself going hungry for the last week of every month but always the proud owner of the best sneakers around, you know it’s serious. At Foot Locker, we want to hear about you if you love your sneakers as much as we do. We’ve spoken to some of you before and have been pretty astonished (and very happy) at the level of love some of you lot have for your sneakers. We’ve heard about your last buys, your first loves, and all the sneakers in-between which are lovingly boxed up in your wardrobe and grouped into brand. (Naming no names on that one...) We’ve met sneakerheads with photographic memories and the ability to memorise every limited edition drop, we’ve spoken to sneaker addicts who can’t wear the same pair twice, and we’ve seen a few of the seriously addicted sneakerheads who can’t even count the pairs they own anymore.


In this first edition of the official Foot Locker magazine, we meet three sneakerheads, Chinks, Guido and Rita, and find out just how far they have gone for their love of a good pair of sneakers.


Chinks // England “I’ve been known to go to some pretty crazy lengths for a pair of sneakers – I once spent all of the money that I had in my pocket on a pair of sneakers and had to walk home from Central London to Hackney – it took me the best part of three hours – but I sure loved those sneakers!” “If I had to choose the pair of sneakers which I think best represents my personality, I would say the black leather Chuck Taylor ‘I-Robot’ Converse – why? Well because they are so versatile – worn under a suit they can look classic, worn with a pair of shorts they can look skate, and worn with jeans they can look hip-hop.”



Guido // Sweden “My first sneaker memory is seeing the Nike Air Max1 in ’87 on some kid at a break dance battle. I was so amazed that you could see the Air in the sole. Life was never the same after that!” “Having no sneakers is like having no soul – I would rather go without food than sneakers. Weddings, mountain top, deep sea, desert, jungle – I’d wear sneakers anywhere.” “I pair my sneakers with a great pair of vintage jeans and a T-shirt or shirt. Nothing too outrageous - you have to keep it simple if you want your sneakers to do the talking... Wear them with respect, keep them clean, and love them – that’s my sneaker motto!”

Rita // Netherlands


“In my opinion, you can never have enough sneakers! My first pair was an all white Nike trainer which started my sneaker addiction. When I was younger, I lived in a small town and I always traveled to Amsterdam - which was a two hour trip - to get a new pair.” “I’ll never forget when I got one of my first paychecks, I went straight to the store and bought two pairs of sneakers – I was broke again straight away!” “If I had a time machine and could go back and buy a pair of sneakers from the past it would have to be the first original release of the Air max 1 in blue.”


London Straight off the streets

London Calling? Jump on the Underground and go check it out - just don’t forget your sneakers. Want to know the secret to London’s laid back style? Simple. Switch up your look with the freshest sneakers around.

At Foot Locker, we can spot a fellow sneaker head from ten paces. And London has a few of them. But what kind of sneakers you spot on the streets of London totally depends on where you are – London has so many different style tribes, tucked into every corner of the city and every tribe has a look that is all their own. One thing is the same anywhere you go, though - this lot love their sneakers.


Jump on the tube and up the Northern line to Camden town, where your Converse All Stars are going to fit right in. Hopping between the Hawley Arms and Camden Lock on the hunt for the coolest new indie band was never going to keep your Converse clean, so in Camden, props go to you if your skinny jeans are teamed with the most battered pair.


Head to the West end, and say hi to some of the crew in our Oxford street store – while you’re there, it would be rude not to stop into the House of Hoops by Foot Locker store in the same building. Definitely worth a trip, even if you have to dodge the April showers. West end kids are young, fresh and urban - and wear the coolest sneakers; this lot like to stand out and limited edition Nikes, custom colour adidas superstars and exclusive Jordans all get a lot of love in the West end. Cruise across town again heading east, and you’ll find a melting pot of creative minds and some of the freshest fashion in the capital. Whether you hit Brick Lane or Broadway Market, the East end is the perfect place to rock your newest sneakers – there will always be someone to admire your latest purchase. Pick a bridge, cross the river to the south, and you’ll find some pretty hardcore sneakerheads; ballers, graffiti writers, grime boys and girls, - sneakerheads of all descriptions, all sharing the common ground of a love of fresh sneakers. South of the river you can find sneakers in their spiritual home; splashed with spray paint or stood on top of a skateboard.

Londoners definitely have a lot of love for their sneakers.



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Sneaker Finder 1. Fill out the form. 2. Hand it to a Foot Locker staff member in store. 3. Let the Foot Locker family take care of ordering for you. 4. Kick back, relax, and wait for us to deliver your new sneakers to your door! (Or you can come and see us in store to pick up your new purchase – you know we love it when you visit!) NAME ADDRESS



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