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Arc Originals are a sneaker brand hailing from Aberdeen, Scotland. Founded in 2016 by 21-year-old Austin Yule, he recruited a small team of close friends who control virtually every area of the company, from shoe design through to sample testing. Starting out as a mechanical engineering student, Austin soon realised this was not the creative outlet he had hoped for. Combined with a lack of job opportunities, he refocused his original drive and ambition into something he was truly passionate about – sneakers. Discovering that there were no sneaker brands based in Scotland, he opted to take the risk and...

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Mark and I had the privilege of being invited up to the opening of the new and improved re-fit at Hanon. Luckily for us it also coincided with the launch of their latest collaboration with New Balance, the U520HNF 'Fisherman Blues', so we had the chance to see and purchase the shoe on the day. The train up was made even better by the fact we were accompanied by our good friends Alan and Rob from our go to sneaker care company SneakersER.  Firstly, we have to take the time to thank everyone involved at Hanon, the hospitality we received...

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Hello Thomas Lindie, 50% of NB Gallery and I don’t know what percentage of Hanon Shop, How are you?   I’m great; thanks for letting me say a few words.   Enough of the flirting, how did you get into trainers? There’s no story about me being into it from when I was really young, and my mum buying me this pair, and that pair sadly, it’s a lot simpler than that. Basically, there was a guy I used to work with in my first part-time job (this was 2009), and he’d always rock into work wearing a different pair...

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Tokyo Edition Who is that girl?   Let me introduce myself, my name is Saima (Sensei) i’m from Glasgow and currently based in Tokyo. I am not a sneaker/trainer collector (shock horror!) but I am a fan of menswear and more importantly what they are wearing on their feet. Mark and Sean asked me to contribute to G1 Runners and my search for a collector in Tokyo started, through a friend Eddie-San led to me to Yukki-San who led me to a wee star, say konnichiwa to Manami everyone. A simple interview about sneakers ended up being great afternoon in...

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Introduce yourself?   Haaaaaaay! (That’s what gay horses eat. Are people going to be politically anal about a stereotypical gay horse joke?!). Anyway, I’m Nick, I’m old, I like trainers, I like taking pictures of my exposed ankles, sometimes they’re moisturised, and sometimes they aren’t.   For the International readers (including English), I’m from Scotland, which is normally where I say I’m from when I introduce myself in real life , if you know where that is, then next I’ll say I’m from Glasgow. If you know where Glasgow is, then I’ll say I’m from Motherwell. If you know where...

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