Author Archives: Tom McCluskey

About Tom McCluskey

My name is Tom, and this is my blog! I'm 19 years of age, and just beginning my 2nd year of a BSc/BA Product Design degree at Bournemouth University, UK. Otherwise, I live at home in Romford, London (not Essex!) during the summer period. Design is something I'm taking ever more seriously in life. Starting my degree, hoping to explore a field I had dabbled in with GCSE Graphics at school, design has gradually become something of an obsession. Shoe/Trainer/Sneaker design is something that particularly interests and inspires me, I'm quite the "sneakerhead", and I plan on using this blog to showcase my journey through university, and beyond. When it comes to extracurricular activities, I'm a big fan of sports, football and badminton in particular. West Ham United are my team, and you'd struggle to find a more passionate fan. Just ask my girlfriend, I was absolutely delirious when we won the play off's final against Blackpool earlier this year, COYI! Anyway, I hope you enjoy what I've got to showcase here in my blog, thanks for dropping by. Tom.

Shoe Pick #30 – Vans

Vans Old Skool Vintage – Blue ¬£55 RRP Simple, clean, vintage; these Vans Old Skool’s are sweet. I’ve always admired this classic silhouette, but never really come across a clean colourway that would make me go out and actually buy … Continue reading

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Placement!

In around 9 and a half hours time, I shall be beginning my first paid job in the design industry; as part of my placement at Bournemouth University. So yeah, I’m pretty excited/apprehensive/nervous, but fingers crossed all will go well. … Continue reading

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Shoe Pick #29 – Asics (+ East Coast Project)

Gel Lyte III Ronnie Fieg East Coast Project – New York What Ronnie Fieg has done with these Asics Gel Lyte III’s completely blows my mind; I mean seriously, they look insane. If I won the lottery tomorrow, I’d be … Continue reading

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SNEAKERS: Footpatrol x Saucony Shadow 6000 “Only in Soho”

Originally posted on Strictly DeadStock:
Known for it’s reputation of sex shops, nightlife, and a flamboyant film industry, London’s Soho has been the district for entertainment for much of the 20th century. London retailer Footpatrol sits in the heart of…

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What a difference a colour way makes!

There are many things I look for in a good pair of sneakers. Build quality, technology and heritage all come into it, but I simply won’t buy a pair that I don’t like the look of. That sounds like common … Continue reading

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Web Pick #14 – Adidas “Feet You Wear” Basketball

Basketball shoes have a huge following worldwide, a versatile footwear option that gives supreme comfort, sporting credentials and “great styling”… apparently. Of course when you look back at the roots of most classic sneakers, a huge proportion have been born … Continue reading

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