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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.

adidas Originals - I ART WOODSTOCK PROJECT

Check out this pretty interesting I ART SA COMMUNITY MURAL PROJECT in collaboration with adidas Originals. featuring some great local artists including: 35-ten-73, Black Koki, Fuzzy Slippers, Tika, Boamistura & more

http://www.i-art-sa-project.com/

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MTN MADRID REVOLUTION BOOK

COMING SOON!


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have sponsored the launch of the book "MADRID REVOLUTION", a dope editorial project which explains the whole story about Madrids golden age of graffiti on trains & subways with an exceptional graphic document of over 800 photos layed out over 170 pages with stories, flicks & accounts by TRASE, KOOL, TALK, SUNE , BACIE, HETSM, THOR, SEC & more!

Watch the blog & facebook for drop dates!

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in the meantime here is a taste of what to expect...http://madridrevolution.blogspot.com/

FIGURES & FICTIONS: Contemporary South African Photography at V & A Museum, London

Just spotted this feature on JUXTAPOZ MAGAZINE blog:
about an exhibition of South African photographers including David Goldblatt, Santu Mofokeng, Pieter Hugo and Zwelethu Mthethwa, Subotzky, Zanele Muholi and Hassan and Husain Essop at Victoria and Albert Museum of London:

Figures & Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography, opening April 12, 2011.

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The V&A writes:

Figures & Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography highlights the work of 17 South African photographers, all of whom live and work in the country and whose images were made between 2000 and 2010. Each photographer is represented by one or more projects that are linked by the depiction of people and a self-conscious engagement with South Africa's political and photographic past.

Photographs showing figures raise pertinent issues of identity: how the gaze of the camera, photographer and viewer is returned by the subject, and the balance of power which that interaction implies. The 'figure' also implies not only the human figure but also the metaphorically figurative. Photographs can be like a 'figure' of speech, composed of familiar words but containing an ambiguity between literal and figurative interpretation.

NEW PUMA SUEDES! NEW COLOURWAYS!

When they open the International Shoe Hall of Fame someday, this classic will be captured in bronze. First released in 1968, the PUMA Suede Archive is back, looking better than ever. It features a durable suede upper, a cushy midsole for comfort and support and a rubber waffle outsole for added traction...3 new colourways just dropped at the store and online! Also, buy yourself a pair and get a free Puma tee!

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THE SHOEZEUM: A SNEAKER COLLECTOR OF NOTE

Stumbled across this post on Sneaker News today. This guy is the collector of all collectors in the world. His name? Jordan Michael Geller (I know right). He lives in San Diego and owns a 2 story warehouse of 9000 square foot, called the Shoezeum.

"Words and photos can do no justice to any visitor’s first impression of the ShoeZeum when initially entering the 2-floor 9,000 square foot warehouse. When you love sneakers like we do, there is no more overwhelming feeling than trying to figure out where to start when you’re smack in the middle of a 2,000 pair sneaker collection. Our initial tour of the premises took roughly three hours before we had made our way through every shoe, and that was just a quick walk through. The collection covers nearly every aspect and category of Nike sneakers over the entire span of the Swoosh’s almost 40 year history. There are a lot of impressive collections out there, but you’d be very hard pressed to find one anywhere that covers such a comprehensive cross section of Nike footwear."

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Sneak's Kicks Transforms Into The ShoeZeum from Jordan Geller on Vimeo.



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THE 10 BEST CAMOUFLAGE SNEAKERS OF ALL TIME!

So, a little list has been developed, showing the world the BEST camouflage sneakers of all time. This list consists of kicks like Nike to Vans to Converse, all representing the dopest camouflage prints and styles in the world.

Now, the other day we recieved only one pair of the Nike AFX Mid Recon's which came a high number 4 on the top 10 list, proving to all sneakerheads exactly how dope these kicks are.

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REVAMPED ISSUE OF ONE SMALL SEED

"We feel it’s important to keep the brand fresh and evolving as we enter our sixth year of publishing. We’ve given the magazine it’s share of new design ans optimised all our online platforms to facilitate clearer and more user-friendly communication.”

Brand new One Small Seed issue just dropped at Shelflife. The mag has a new design, new layout, new logo and even a new site...check it out!

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NIKE AIR MAX UPTEMPO '97

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Nike Basketball is sure to gives some of you sneaker heads flashbacks when you see this new pair of old shoes. The Nike Air Max Uptempo 97 has made its way back out the gate in its original colorway in what looks to be one of the years more promising releases.
The basketball shoes feature white tumbled leather and black suede come together on this upper, but this mid-90s design is far from plain...be quick. We got only one pair of these kicks in a size 6.5UK.


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NEW POCKET CANS & FREE LANYARDS!

New paint from Montana hitting the Shelflife shelves Thursday this week...the paint is so close we can smell it...

Along with the drop we also got a few of these dope new Montana pocket cans in the simple colour's...perfect size to snuggly fit in your pocket.

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To add to this, every time you come in and buy 10 cans, Shelflife & Montana will give you a free lanyard in a colour of your choice...Dont sleep!

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Check out the Montana Colour Factory in Barcelona here.

DISCOTHEQUE: DESIGNER DRUGS

Tickets on sale at Shelflife Store (119 Loop Str.) for Discotheque at Assembly on 1st April (Friday).

Designer Drugs from the USA, featuring bteam, Kennedy, Tommy Gun and Lapse!
R70 Presale. (Limited tickets).
R90 at the door.

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MONTANA COLOUR FACTORY

Being the only suppliers of Montana (Spain) in South Africa we really do try to keep our ears to the ground for anything new and exciting.

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The other day Nastia Voynovskaya of Hi-Fructose went to check out the Montana Colour Factory just outside of Barcelona. The outside factory walls are covered with dope character-based work by Brazillian artists Os Gemoes and Nina, refering to the company's past difficulties with plagiarism with other opposing companies and a factory fire in 2002.

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Pop into the store to get your hands on some fresh Montana colours from R40...it is the best paint in TOWN!

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RED BULL: STREET ART AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

Red Bull has brought us many great things, and now they give us Street art at our fingertips...Red Bull Street Art View.

"A collaborative collection of sites from google street view showcasing street art all over the globe. Tag your favourite spot, share it with friends and help build the worlds largest art collection."

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NEW ERA HITS TOKYO!

Check this out, New Era just opened a brand new store in Tokyo...fresh wood finishes and dope displays!

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Our heart goes out to all the people in Japan affected by the current natural disasters.
For current updates on whats happening refer to the Kiks TYO twitter!

CITY OF GOLD PICS

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Smash 137 painting at the City Of Gold Jam Joburg
Check out more pics here http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/City-Of-Gold/200891946593358
And the event information here
http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=192233527477158

SHELFLIFE DOLLARS!

Shelflife collaborated with Fersyndicate to bring you the new Shelflife Store vouchers which recently got featured on the Between 10 and 5 blog.

Dont know what to get your loved one for their birthday? Purchase one voucher with your desired amount (unlimited) and receive it in a slick black envelope. Get your hands on these counterfeit dollar bills from the store...the freshest vouchers in town!

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NIKE AFX RECONS AND MORE!

The other day the sneaker gods payed us a little visit and left us with some real goodies. All exclusive, all rare.

The cream of the crop would be the Nike AFX Mid Recon Olive/Khaki 309040-331 sneakers. They are considered to be the holy grail by all sneaker addicts.
The Nike AF-X Mid Recon in army green is a special collectors edition, featuring a steel toe. This shoe was produced in very limited quantities and released only to a select few stores in the world…and we managed to scoop a pair!

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But that isn't all…we also got in the Nike Air Alpha Force II, the shoes of the legendary basketball player Charles Bakery. First released in 1988 and then reissued in 2004.

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To add to your Safari collection we got a pair of Nike Air Assaults, an iconic basketballs shoe of the 80's and 90's. And these Nike Airstabs with a safari print and lime green colourway.

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Originally released in 2002, the Nike Air Griffey Max GD II is a favorite among many sneakerheads. They have a leather upper, wraparound visible full-length Max Air unit, hook and loop lace up design, and baseball graphics on the tongue. The Nike Air Griffey Max GD II also sports a fresh design, and they have always been known for their comfort. Simply said, they have it all.

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EGS IN SOUTH AFRICA!!

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Legend from Helsinki Finland in South Africa at the moment, we managed to catch up with the man in person at a local wall spot.