Last week I had the possibility to shoot two vintage pairs of BRÜTTING DIAMOND BRAND sneakers. Nearly 40 years old but still in good shape with wonderful patina. The white sneaker is an original classic ROADRUNNER, available since 1967, which is named “LongJog” today – compare the old vs. new versions below. The tan sneaker is an original ASTROTURFER, which was introduced in the 1970s especially to be applied on synthetic turf which was known as ASTROTURF®. Today this shoe is named “RoadJog”. All sneakers, the old and new ones, of the DIAMOND BRAND Collection are build on the same last named “Lydiard-Leisten” which was developed by Eugen Brütting and New Zealand Athlete and Trainer Arthur Lydiard. The special thing is the “sickle shape” which is a special mark of the DIAMOND BRAND shoes. Both sneakers show the famous “DIAMOND BRAND” label. The Brand-name was introduced to increase the awareness level also outside Germany and to make marketing easier. That’s the reason why BRÜTTING still uses this Brandname for the actual collection. The vintage ROADRUNNER seems to be resoled – a service which is still offered today. B74 has the LongJog in “allblack” and the RoadJog in “dust”. More Infos @ B74 – firstname.lastname@example.org – or give Kami a call +49 69 293329. pics | LTG
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BRÜTTING DIAMOND BRAND | HIGHEST QUALITY SNEAKERS HANDMADE IN GERMANY
Got a box with 2 BRÜTTING DIAMOND BRAND trainers some days ago to check the stuff. And I was surprised – really. I am not a great sneaker or trainer fan for sure, so I wear these when I do sports in the gym or while running. But these BRÜTTING DIAMOND BRAND thing is not only a sneaker. These shoes are the only sneaker which are made completely by hand in Germany. The brands manufacture stands for lastingness, highest quality and a human measure. Only the best materials are used and everything is checked by strict high-quality controls. The shoes feature a natural rubber sole which gives every shoe an individual character. The rubber heel cap is a typical brand recognition. Also the waxed laces are made in Germany – with the “MELBOURNE” you get a second pair of laces in blue, red or black – nice! The leather insoles are replaceable. I can tell you that the shoe is mega comfortable. The magic square BRÜTTING DIAMANOD brand leather patch is really expressive and lives up the earlier success at the premium sneaker market. Since the late 60s BRÜTTING trainers and runners were produced. From this time on the brand name BRÜTTING stands for a perfect fit, highest quality and best comfort. EUGEN BRÜTTING developed shoe lasts, that were worn by the whole runner elite at this time. The models “ROAD RUNNER” und “ASTROTURFER” got cult status in the runners scene till today. The BRÜTTING DIAMOND BRAND sneakers are based on this former styles. The “MELBOURNE” is a redesigned allround jogger and the black ”LONG JOG” is an update of the classic model ”ASTROTURFER”.
The sneakers are available @ B74, Bube & König, Vater & Sohn, 14oz/Berlin and VMC/Zürich or directly at BRÜTUNG DIAMOND BRAND. Actual you get 2 models each in 3 color ways. pics | LTG
BOOT OF THE DAY | #180 | VANS VAULT OG Sk8-Hi DONALD TRUE BLUE
okay, this is definitely not a boot but a wonderful sneaker for me as a great DISNEY fan. found this classic VANS VAULT SK8-HI @ TRÉS BIEN. the sneaker is a collaboration style with DISNEY and features all the things a SK8-HI stands for: “Front section and tongue in smooth suede with side sections in contrasting patterned canvas. Leather and textile lining. Contrasting laces. Suede back section. Leather details on the sides. Sits on a customized white waffle rubber sole …” wonderful. maybe they will do one day a FANTOMIAS SK8-HI – then i had to make a decision: buying or not 😉 pics | TRÉS BIEN (shoe), LTG