Tommy Fury’s Top Picks

February 24, 2023 by Joey Birch

Tommy Fury’s Top Picks

Whether you’re young enough to remember the days of Jake Paul on Disney Channel or whether you were watching Love Island when Tommy Fury made his first mainstream appearance on television, you’d never have thought that the two of them would be toe to toe in the boxing ring. Nevertheless, that’s exactly what we will be seeing later this month with the two looking to quash their ongoing beef once and for all.

Before he stepped foot in the ring, Fury paid a visit to our Arndale, Manchester store. Opening the discussion up around the sneakers he was wearing, Tommy discussed his affinity for designer footwear “I have my fair share of running and sports trainers” the boxer explains, “when it comes to designer shoes: if I see them, I’ll just get them”

Quickly, the conversation moved to the upcoming boxing match with Fury a high level of confidence about his opponent. 

Soon after, Mitch and Fury moved away from the Air Jordan 4 wall over the centrepiece of the store - a set of plinths featuring some of the rarest and most sought-after sneakers in recent history including the Dior Air Jordan 1 as well as the Louis Vuitton Air Force 1 designed by Virgil Abloh with the duo referring to them as investment pieces. 

The appreciation of Abloh’s didn’t stop there, after discussing the LBV AF1s, talk soon turned to the display wall at the back of the store with the ‘Brooklyn’ OFF-White x Nike Air Force 1 caught Fury’s eye. While the conversation transitioned to a different sneaker, the love for the Swoosh was still very much present. 

Discussing the Air Max 95, lovingly known as ‘110s’ in the UK, Tommy references how his brother, and two-time world heavyweight champion boxer, Tyson Fury is still a fan of the iconic silhouette.

After more boxing talk, with Fury taking a heavy jab at the infamous P45 punch machine, complete with a cut out of Jake Paul’s face, it was time for the boxer to buy some sneakers. Find out more about some of his top picks below:

Louis Vuitton Nike Air Force 1 Low By Virgil Abloh 'White' - Before sneakers were considered a mainstream phenomenon, sneakers including the iconic Air Force 1 weren’t usually used within high-end collaborations. A way around this was customising your sneakers with designer fabrics meaning you’d see AF1s with Louis Vuitton or Gucci monogram print Swooshes. 

Virgil Abloh took inspiration from this practice and emulated it perfectly on the LV Air Force 1. A design which, on paper, shouldn’t work was perfectly executed producing one of the greatest sneaker projects in history. 

Off-White x Air Force 1 Low 'Brooklyn' - Continuing the lineage of art college sneakers, the ‘Brooklyn’ colourway is arguably the boldest one yet alongside its predecessor released at The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) also known as the ‘Lemonade’.

Debuted at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the bright green colourway maintains the same colour blocking and detailing found on all previous renditions of the sneakers including the initial MOMA from 2017.

Air Jordan 5 WMNS GORE-TEX 'Off-Noir' - A sneaker that could have been made with the UK in mind, the GORE-TEX Air Jordan 5 ‘Off-Noir’ is a colourway you’d be forgiven to think was a retro of an OG. Reminiscent of the ‘Fire Red’ AJ5 from 1990 with the bold detailing and colour blocking. 

A premium black, water-repellant, upper is utilised in conjunction with aged detailing on the semi-translucent outside and caged sections on the upper. 

sacai x LD Waffle 'Black' - At the time the original collection sacai x Nike LD Waffles were released, it sent the sneaker industry into pandemonium. Instantly recognised as one of the best sneakers of the year, if not the decade, with its unique design which was reminiscent of the Bill Bowerman-designed Nike Waffle Trainer from 1973. 

Nike Dunk Low 'Black White' - There isn’t much that can be said about these sneakers that hasn’t been said before. This rendition of the 1985 classic silhouette arrived during the peak of the Nike Dunk craze. Soon after, it became one of the most infamous sneakers on the market. Nevertheless, it remains an excellent staple pair. 

Nike Air Max 95 ‘Neon’ - The Nike Air Max 95 sits in the rafters as one of the best ever made. Lovingly known as 110s in the UK, the 95 is part of the uniform for many with the OG Neon remaining the standout colourway. 

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