END. takes a trip back through 2021, spotlighting a selection of our sneaker collaborations throughout the year.
Since commencing business in 2005, END. has evolved from a small, independent store based in the heart of North East England to a global frontrunner in the contemporary fashion sphere — an achievement made possible through the harmonious relationships forged with a vast array of coveted labels and designers.
2021 marked the 16th year in business for us at END. — a period where the team continued to work closely with an array of industry-leading figures, both old and new, to develop bespoke and cutting-edge collaborations.
As we head towards the closure of 2021 — and glance towards our 2022 collaborations with optimism — we take a retrospective look back at the course of the year, spotlighting a selection of the releases that furthered our long-lasting partnerships with globally-renowned brands.
END. x DR. MARTENS x SOPHNET. 1461
Joining forces as a trio for the first time, Dr. Martens, SOPHNET. and END. shared a duo of distinctive 1461 shoes, each brimming with their own unique take on the iconic British footwear design.
END. x REEBOK CLUB C “CHALK”
Continuing their long-term collaborative partnership, END. and Reebok took a minimalist approach to the Club C 85, casting the classic sneaker through a refined and elevated lens.
END. x ADIDAS “GERMAN ENGINEERING”
Following on from their “Friends & Forum” collaboration at the end of 2020, END. and adidas partnered to create “German Engineering”: a duo of Continental 80 sneakers heavily inspired by the technical ingenuity of German motorsport.
END. x ADIDAS x NEIGHBORHOOD “NEIGHBORHOOD FC”
END. and adidas continued their longstanding partnership with “Neighborhood FC”, tapping into iconic Ura-Hara streetwear label Neighborhood in the process. The collection included two terrace-synonymous sneakers — the Samba and Campus — that were transformed from a bolder, street-leaning angle.
END. x REEBOK ZIG KINETICA II “JUPITER"
Following on from the Club C “Chalk” that released earlier in the year, END. and Reebok partnered to create the Zig Kinetica II “Jupiter” pack — drawing inspiration from Jupiter and the wider galaxy’s out-of-this-world aesthetic.
END. X ADIDAS “TENNIS CLUB”
END. and adidas continued a fruitful year for collaborations with “Tennis Club”: a capsule that celebrated the sportswear label’s inherent ties to the world of tennis. The collection included two silhouettes — the National Tennis OG and the Grainger — that were cast in cream and chalk tones, respectively, and finished with subtle, tennis-inspired details.
END. x REEBOK BEATNIK “REPORTED SIGHTINGS"
END. and Reebok looked to unverified folk tales with “Reported Sightings”, transforming the cult-favourite Beatnik to mimic two of the world’s sought-after mythical beasts. The two sandals were reinterpreted in a duo of colours, dark brown and cold grey, to emulate each monster’s specific hirsute coats, as well as tonal, fluffy interiors to further the look.
VANS VAULT x MASTERMIND WORLD PRESENTED BY END.
Vans Vault partnered with END. and MASTERMIND WORLD to create a capsule that celebrated the importance of minute details and subcultural styling. The Old Skool and Sk8-Hi were brought under the spotlight, transformed in a way that emphasised intricate details and Masaaki Homma’s penchant for punk styling.
END. x CLARKS ORIGINALS “OXFORD FLOWERS”
END. reunited with Clarks Originals to create “Oxford Flowers”: a six-piece capsule inspired by the beauty and colour of botanical gardens. The shoe of choice was the ever-iconic Wallabee, with those signature suede uppers embossed with an all-over floral pattern. The shoes came in six different colourways — black and maple to offer a more classic look, as well as pale blue, lilac, green and orange for a more vibrant aesthetic.