SHELFLIFE STORE & GALLERY
119 Loop St Cape Town South Africa.
Mon-Fri 10am-5:30PM, Sat 10am-2pm
Tel: +27214223931

Online store: www.shelflife.co.za

PREMIUM SNEAKER & STREETWEAR STORE & GRAFFITI ART SUPPLY; OFFICIAL STOCKISTS OF NIKE SPORTSWEAR, JORDAN, PUMA, NEW BALANCE, ADIDAS, MONTANA MTN 94, STUSSY, ALIFE, LEVIS, OAKLEY, CASIO G-SHOCK & MORE! SPECIALIZING IN LIMITED EDITION, RARE , EXCLUSIVE & COLLECTIBLE PRODUCTS.

ADI FUNFLYER WOMENS MID

Something for the ladies...

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Like the name suggests, Adi has brought out a super 'fun' womens sneaker. The Funflyer Mid takes an ADIDAS basketball classic from the '80s and plays with some fresh new color updates, layering clear plastics on a white base to create a very unique shoe. It's something that has to be seen in person to really understand how sick this kick really is. Now at SHELFLIFE!

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Adi has gone all out with the drop of their new STARWARS range. You can see they have been having fun! They have a whole stack of celebrity endorsements like Daft Punk, David Beckham, Snoop Dogg etc. As well as creative products such as The fur lined WOOKIEE jacket, the 2way C3PO/R2D2 sneakers and a lot more. Just check out the re-make they did of the famous 'CANTINA' scene from the movie. Product just got dropped at SHELFLIFE. Check it out!

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Nike Air Max Gen II Athletics West

Re-engineered. Revamped. Remastered. The remixed design of the Air Max BW Generation 2 takes the best of modern technology to give you the ultimate comfort. Crafted to be leaner and meaner, this shoe features Air Max Torch technology to keep things light and supportive. With the visible Air Max window, you’ve got 180 degrees of cushioning with maximum impact protection. That’s comfort you can see and feel while still keeping the looks of the OG.

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The Air Max BW is available EXCLUSIVELY at SHELFLIFE. GET 'EM!

PUMA DISHING UP THE GOODS!

Ok now it's on! The good people at Puma South Africa have been hard at work cooking up an all new BBQ sneaker project! Some of you might remember the Mongolian Shoe BBQ customizing project from a few years ago...well it's coming back officially as "PUMA BBQ" and ya heard it here first! that's right...soon you can make up your very own sneakers, your own way, using simple colour swatches, fabric samples and an i-Pad! Our resident sneaker doc 'Dr.Zulu' went to check out a private sneak preview yesterday at PUMA HQ (see pics below and here on his flickr) Yet another cool idea from Puma to hook you up with the gear that you actually want!...and trust there are big things from Puma heading to Shelflife too! Watch this space!!

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THE SNEAKER COLOURING BOOK

A colouring book for grown-ups, The Sneaker Colouring Book is a collection of 100 black-and-white line drawings of popular sneaker designs, shown in side view, to colour, alter or customize. The models featured are 100 of the most popular designs from 1916 to the present day from 18 major brands including Adidas, Converse, New Balance, Nike, Onitsuka Tiger, Puma, Reebok and Vans. Brand, model name, launch date and category are listed for each sneaker. The drawings are printed on high-quality paper and the pages are perforated so that a drawing can be removed once completed.

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Berlin-based studio PKNTS' Daniel Jarosch and Henrik Klingel created the book, cleverly demonstrating the evolution of the sneaker by featuring the kicks in chronological order of production, from the 1916 Keds Champion to the 2002 Le Coq Sportif Escrime. Each line drawing includes the model name and sneaker category, and while most fall under the main three types of trainers—running, basketball and tennis—the less common categories such as bowling, skateboarding, fitness and volleyball all make a proper appearance too.

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SUICIDE GIRLS HARDCOVER

For those of you not familiar with SUICIDE GIRLS it's a website that features softcore pin-up photos of "alternative" women.

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It contains photos and text profiles of goth, punk and indie-styled young women (although styles reminiscent of the 1940s and '50s pin-up models are also incorporated) who themselves are known as the "Suicide Girls". The site also functions as an online community with member profiles and message boards, and features interviews with major figures in both popular and alternative culture.

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A hardcover book has been released with 396 pages for your enjoyment. Now at SHELFLIFE! But the catch is that there is only one copy... Who is going to be the lucky one to cop this prize?

X-LARGE ON FULL BLAST

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The first X-Large store had opened its doors in November of 1991, on Vermont Street in Los Angeles, California. It came about right at a time when skateboarding was coming back into vogue. The store carried a few original X-Large design products, but also stocked old Adidas and Puma sneakers. X-Large brand shirts hung right next to Ben Davis shirts.

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Yet it would be months later until the masses would hear about the its existence. Thanks to a mention here and there on MTV News, the word quickly swept across the United States that Mike D was heavily involved with the stylish clothing outlet. From there rumors began to fly stating that X-Large was "owned" by the Beastie Boys. Over the last ten years, that rumor has helped X-Large sell many t-shirts and to this day many fans are still not clear as to just how exactly X-Large and the Beastie Boys are linked.

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For starters, the Beastie Boys do not now nor have they have ever owned X-Large. That means that they never owned any of the X-Large Stores nor did they own the X-Large mail order clothing company. However, Michael Diamond of the Beastie Boys continues to be a share-holder and was indeed one of a handful of men who formed the idea for X-Large. Mike D also played a role but this has varied through the years, due to the fact that he has been busy recording and touring.

Soon the store had developed a reputation as the best place in town to obtain vintage as well as new gear and its reputation has held to this day. X-LARGE is now distributed all over the world as one of the most famous streetwear brands.

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Here at SHELFLIFE we have an ill ADIDAS/XLARGE sneaker colab still in stock. Its literally a piece of streetwear & sneaker history. Better cop them before they go into the archives!

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MILLION DOLLAR VANDAL

Desa is one of New York’s most notorious graffiti artists. His claim to fame was not only his work but also his hard luck and his involvement with the authorities.

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There were writers who did more graffiti, but no one matched Desa when it came to bad luck: he was in the midst of a hard-luck life when he became the whipping boy of New York's law enforcement whenever it needed to make its graffiti crackdown visible. Desa's legal trials for graffiti made headlines: notoriety which Desa alternately relished and ran from.

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Million Dollar Vandal chronicles Desa's violent and tragic life, from his Bushwick childhood to his present day as a reclusive, unemployed man moving about his day-to-day life -- every bit of it punctuated with the graffiti that brought him fame and trouble

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This is one of the illest graffiti books i have ever read. There is only one copy available. Buy it before i do!

MOLOTOW MARKERS

MOLOTOW MARKERS ARE COMING TO SHELFLIFE VERY SOON!

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Its a little hard to put to words the quaity of these pens so maybe a little graphic representation will help...

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CHECK THE VIDEO HERE: Easy - Bodypainting Clip feat Meki & Olliviart

De La Hoya vs Chavez "ULTIMATE GLORY" Dunk High Premium

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With an Everlast-esque “Ultimate Glory” tag on the tongue, plus “Chavez” and “De La Hoya” embroidery on the left and right heel, respectively. Some believed these were a promo item in conjunction with Dutch MMA promotion Glory aka Ultimate Glory for an upcoming pay-per-view event...

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Digging deeper, we find that The Dunk High Premium actually pays tribute to one of the most famous matches in boxing history and was at the time billed as the “Ultimate Glory” on June 7th, 1996 between Oscar De La Hoya and the reigning WBC Light Welterweight Champion Julio César Chávez. The red of the Dunk makes references to the amount of blood that De La Hoya drew out of Chávez’s left eye brow in round 1 which ultimately decided the victory as the referee stopped the fight during round 4 and awarded the the victory to De La Hoya. This puts to rest any speculation about the MMA tie-in.



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RENE SAMPSON GRAFFITI DEFENDER

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Rene in the press once again this weekend in the ARGUS. We think it's great that this issue is receiving this much media attention.

Rene is putting together a petition around Woodstock to legalize Searl Street park a designated graffiti area. Stay tuned for more info and help support the cause!

THE 'DOWN FROM DAY ONE' COMPETITION!

HOLY SHIT THIS DESERVES TO GO ON FULL BLAST!! JUST FOUND THIS PIC OF ANTHEA POULOS ON TWITTER!... ! IF ANYBODY CAN FIND A COOLER PIC THAN THIS FROM THEIR CHILDHOOD... IT'S ON! SUBMIT IT & WIN A PAIR OF SNEAKERS FROM SHELFLIFE!!

SUBMIT TO: shelflife@polka.co.za

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Heres our Graffiti defender Rene in another story from today's VOICE.

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WHITE WHITE CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST!

Now dont we have a special present lined up for you... Have you ever had that one pair of dope sneakers you love but never want to wear out because you are scared of them getting messed up? Of course you have!

SHELFLIFE has the solution to your problem! For a very limited time we are offering you the unbeleivable, unbeatable deal of TWO pairs of AF1 white-whites for the low low price of R1200! No we are not joking!

Now you will always have a spare pair of box fresh kicks for those 'special' occasions!
While stocks last! Don't sleep on this kiddies... You will regret it!

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PUMA MID WORKER

New kicks have just dropped! The PUMA MID WORKER!

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Nice and chunky, premium leather mids in toned down honey and mustard and black colourways. The PUMA MID WORKER combines the established retro-design of the past with coherent new-school elements. The classic, broad rubber-sole of passed days meets the artily striped textile-bootleg of modern times. Its the perfect mix of a sneaker that can be worn everyday but looks as flashy as possible without over doing it.

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The working of the materials and the wearing comfort speaks for itself,th thus the successfull mixture of glazed leather and buckskin is totally convincing and the welted rubber sole promises a solid walk. the puma mid worker is classic, new, bold and gritty - ideal for all trendsetters...

RENE SAMPSON HEADLINES THE ARGUS!

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SNEAKER BADGES!

Local graffiti artist and self employed designer 'DFEAT' hailing from woodstock has just brought us these crafty sneaker badges! They are on sale at Shelflife now!

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They were so cool we commissioned him to create AIR YEEZY's just for us.. and he came through with these bad boys! So if you missed out on the YEEZY drop you still have a chance to cop a badge. Get 'em before the're gone!


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FREE RENE SAMSON!


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FREE RENE SAMSON! ...THE NICE OLD LADY THAT WAS ARRESTED AT THE SEARLE ST. PARK JAM IN WOODSTOCK, CAPE TOWN (ON SUNDAY 1ST AUGUST '10) FOR DOING A TAG IN THE SELFLESS DEFENSE OF LOCAL ARTISTS & IN PROTEST AGAINST OUTDATED GRAFFITI LAWS! FREE RENE SAMSON!! CAPE TOWN LEGEND!!!