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Photo by Sneaker Freaker on 1 June 2020.
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When I opened my phone yesterday morning to a flood of messages, the first video was the new ‘owner’ of a giant 4-foot KAWS piece scurrying out of a store into a maelstrom of chaos. It was a surreal moment, but I immediately knew what was going down. American was burning again and, sadly, I was not at all surprised.There is of course a huge difference between protesting about injustice and blatant criminal damage, but when nothing changes, something has to give. This issue has smouldered for hundreds of years, and given how provocative Trump’s presidency has become, it’s not surprising the fire was lit in dozens of American cities following the senseless murder of George Floyd.That footage sent shockwaves across America and the world. On the same day, a video of a white woman frantically dialing 911 to report that an ‘African American man’ was threatening her in Central Park was white privilege personified. The fact that this woman lost her job and now likely faces criminal charges is shocking, but only because repercussions are such a rare occurrence. With no video proof, this incident, along with George Floyd’s, would never have made the front page.The facts are clear and they are disturbing. American law enforcement’s record of using violence is deadly. According to the Washington Post, over a thousand Americans were killed by police in 2019. As reported by the Mapping Police Violence database, ‘Black people were 24% of those killed despite being only 13% of the population.’ Even more perversely, ‘99% of killings by police from 2013-2019 have not resulted in officers being charged with a crime.’ We feel for all our friends of colour who fear for their lives while going about their day-to-day business. Burning stores to the ground and ransacking their shelves is not going to solve anything or bring back innocent lives, but when the powers that be hide behind their institutional credentials and refuse to effect change, it’s not surprising their authority is rejected with visceral rage. The system is rigged. Systemic change – from the top down at all levels of society – is the only thing that can address the imbalance of power and racism in all its forms.

Photo by Sneaker Freaker on 1 June 2020.
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Images have begun emerging of a new Nike SB Dunk Low, which pundits are nicknaming the ‘ACG’. For those new to this, this purpley colourway is borrowed from the Air Terra ACG, circa 1991. It’s not the first time this combo has been used on other Swoosh sneakers, so it’s no surprise it eventually has ended up on the SB Dunk. Visit the link in bio for more. Top image via @solebyjc, bottom via @nike

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@jjjjound posted these New Balance 992s over the weekend, auspiciously sporting shades similar to the 'Urban Grey' that draped their coveted 990v3 colab in 2018 👀 Link in bio for more.

Photo by Sneaker Freaker on 31 May 2020.
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Borrowing elements of an ASICS tennis model from 2003, and designed by @laura_deanna_fanning, fans of Kiko Kostadinov will be happy to see the ASICS GESSIRIT 2 finally get a release. Details are in the link in bio.

Photo by Sneaker Freaker on 31 May 2020.
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Ever had trouble picking what shoes to wear with your black sweats? @klaaradevos clearly has 🤪

Photo by Sneaker Freaker on 31 May 2020.
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Who’s on team Spiridon? Hit the link in bio for the five sneakers that will dominate the rest of 2020 💪 @asap__r1cky⁠

Photo by Sneaker Freaker on 31 May 2020.
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It doesn't need to be Autumn in your geographical region, the New Balance Made in UK 1500 BWB is right all year round. Available at @monox_sneakerstore

Photo by Sneaker Freaker on 31 May 2020.
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Is this Travis Scott’s best collaboration yet? Hit the link in bio to make your vote count in our latest installment of VERSUS! 🥊 @modernnotoriety

Photo by Sneaker Freaker on 31 May 2020.
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Catch a steal! Whether you’re nursing wounds from your latest L or you’re consciously avoiding the hype train to forge your own path through the sneakersphere, there’s nothing like copping a good deal to remedy things. Hit the link in bio to dive in. 📸: @footpatrol_ldn

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Is the Travis Scott Air Max 270 ‘Cactus Trails’ fire or ice cold?

Photo by Sneaker Freaker on 31 May 2020.
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With crispy white mesh uppers, and iridescent overlays and branding, the new @sauconyoriginals GRID Web is definitely a neck-breaker. It’s arriving soon, so head to the link in bio for details.

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To celebrate the launch of Issue 43, we took a look back some of our favourite Sneaker Freaker magazine covers of all time. Tinker approves! Hit the link in bio to check 'em out, and don't forget to grab your copy of Issue 43 via the SF Shop.

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#SneakerFreakerFam: Hanon's 'Chosen Few' 1500 is a crowd pleaser 👏 @j.kjerulff

Photo by Sneaker Freaker on 30 May 2020.
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Within three years of its original 2015 release, adidas brought back version 1.0 of the game-changing UltraBOOST. As part of those 2018 festivities, they tapped Engineered Garments for a Consortium-tier remix. Sticklers for detail will spot the material menagerie at play, such as the embroidered stripes, variable Primeknit pattern, asymmetric contrast, and tasty gum sole. There was also a F&F Campus that will never see the light of day… Visit the link in bio for a brief history of EG sneaker collaborations! @titoloshop

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Fifty Shades of Dunk. 📸: @curatedsneaker

Photo by Sneaker Freaker on 30 May 2020.
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#SFVintage: From when Vans were made in the USA, and MTV was MTV – amirite!? 📺 @pillowheat

Photo by Sneaker Freaker on 30 May 2020.
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Want to shine like MR. SPARKLE? We linked up with @danielcordas to provide you with some tips and tricks for creating your own masterpiece. Link in bio ✨

Photo by Sneaker Freaker on 30 May 2020.
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Where do you get off being so damn pretty 🥺 📸 : @504rexx

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What’s your opinion on the Nike SB Dunk renaissance? Have you copped any in 2020? Sound off in the comments and hit the link in bio for our breakdown! 🍻

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