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Streetwear: sneakers and clothing among the best brands

The Graffitishop streetwear selection meets everyone needs featuring nothing but the very best of urban clothing, ranging from great classics to exclusive releases. If Nike still remains the queen of trainers due to a long-time record of successful shoes, Iuter and Octopus are two Italian excellences that boast a huge appeal all over the world, while adidas Originals x Pharrell Williams merges sportswear and street style in a peerless selection of sweatshirts, tees and sneakers. These three examples just scratch the surface of a steadily increasing field: our offer gathers hip hop, graffiti language and athletes' efforts in a page dealing with the street scene from our personal point of view, reaching into every corner of street culture.

Graffitishop boasts the largest online selection of streetwear brands and sneakers in Italy

As a pivotal staple in street culture, skateboard could count on popular brands and historic gears, including many sneakers. Inspired both to West Coast vibes and the East Coast atmosphere and popped out of long sessions of genuine skating, skate clothing played a leading role in social uprisings: often rocked by creatives and free souls, it emerged as a really effective way to express progressive ideals and breakthrough ideas. Considering the explosion of do-it-yourself labels, one in particular managed to rise and shine: deeply rooted into the Los Angeles urban culture, Vans won the favour of new generations by riding the early-70's youth movements' wave with its typical straightforward spirit. Sleek silhouettes like Old Skool still remain obvious milestones for those approaching this world for the first time, actually only comparable with the Converse One Star. Ranked among the must-have low shoes, those Converse vintage sneakers turn out to be the skate side of that all-around brand which launched the Chuck Taylor too, a multi-faceted company that left notable marks onto every streetwear branch. Even if today Stussy results too big to be precisely defined, yet this Cali-based project started from skateboarding before becoming a legend thanks to its odd signature font applied on T-shirts and sweatshirts that succeeded from USA all the way up to Japan. Since they always have it all mapped out in Oregon, Nike SB aimed to set an example for future generations: after many successful collections, the Swoosh skate line is still a necessary step for those willing to go deep into the hidden nature of this lifestyle and unlock its secrets. Finally, two heavyweights like Huf and Obey keep up the name of logo tees and snapbacks by using the San Francisco vitality and Shepard Fairey's countless artworks for state-of-the-art collection. A 5-panel cap, your board under a fresh pair of skate sneakers and the wind on your face: that's the real skate life!

Your everyday sport style

Born as technical equipment for different disciplines and intended for boosting in-game performances, sportswear quickly started being regarded as the nouvelle vague of street fashion. Indeed, most of nowadays' lifestyle sneakers came to life for an athletic purpose: from Nike Air Force on, old basketball footwear quickly changed to adapt to the needs of everyday shoes. Actually, we cannot talk about activewear without mentioning Jordan: revolving around the greatest player ever, the American brand keeps on realizing up-to-date collections that confirms the influence of sports over society once more since Michael Jordan first appearance on a basketball court. Moving to the running industry, adidas Originals rules the game thanks to its unmatched combination of technique and design. Founded right after the end of World War II, it's not by chance that three-striped trainers are still up there: for example, adidas NMD harmoniously sum up lightness, comfort and design in a futuristic style that turned upside down the whole running sneakers scenery. The innovative Boost technology placed in the midsole and the Primeknit texture on the upper raised the bar for every competitor out there, reaching inconceivable peaks of performances with the outstanding first iterations of Ultra Boost. Don't be worried, you Swoosh aficionados: the Air Max family was born to run and its models take up the leading spots on Nike's top-selling sneakers chart. Launched in 1987 with Air Max 1, this series of shoes provides for a visible Air Unit incorporated in the midsole, an impressive open window on the most groundbreaking sport technology ever. Featuring ongoing updates of their signature styles, the Air Max tribe eventually came to add exclusive releases, limited edition iterations and reinterpretations of all-time classics that are the heart of Nike's philosophy. Even workout clothes followed the same development: sweatpants and T-shirts today have become the standard uniform for comfort-hunters who want to stay relaxed, exploiting the boundless possibilities of a variety that runs from popular fleece-made Nike Tech Pack to the heritage adidas Adicolor series, a massive selection of hoodies and T-shirts that come all the way from adidas archives. At the end, sport essence could be easily summed up in six words: always on the go, always cool.

Functionality meets street fashion

First, clothes must be functional and durable to last long and maintain a certain level of protection. Hence the popularity of workwear: moving from plants to streets was natural for those used to manufacturing tons of work uniforms for steel industries just like Carhartt. The star-spangled company did nothing more than mixing practicality and resistance with loose fit, taking what low-class workers wore on the road: products like Chore Coat, Car-Lux and the Carhartt Aviation Ripstop pants made the fortune of a brand that went from rags to riches during the mid '90s, when hip hop stars - namely Notorious Big and Tupac Shakur - rocked a lot of "Square Label" stuff, making it the freshest thing in the game. That's where anorak jackets come from, as well as baggy cargo pants and oversized sweatshirts: workwear jumped out like a rad way of living that gives equal weight to cloths and background, creating a mode that everyone would recognize right away. Speaking of that, Levi's kicked in with an high-quality blue denim and built it into an empire: Levi's 501 may look like a simple pair of jeans, but they paved the way for a brand that now can count on a well-assorted offer, involving jeans jackets and casual bottoms. Whatever happens, denim will never go out of fashion.

All-time classics affecting new trends

Looking up to the past in order to settle for the future: nothing matters more than roots, especially in a world populated by a thousand different sub-cultures. To name one, Fila knows the drill: its coordinated tracksuits, the insane care to the quality of yarns and the color-blocking pattern stand behind a renowned vintage style consisting of streetwear classics paired with modern reworks of heritage staples. Whether the merits of the Italian label come from sports, the lively framework of American universities brought a breath of fresh air in the debate introducing many interesting news: a long series of youth movements pick this college style as a symbol of freedom of speech and expression, rocking coach jackets and suede sneakers like a livery. Since the very beginning of the '80s, Tommy Hilfiger casually embodies the versatility of preppy style dropping collections halfway between the New York snobbish atmosphere and the college vitality, alternating varsity jackets, men's jeans and logo T-shirts. Shoes are up to two huge players such as Puma and Reebok. Considering the former, Puma Suede were designed in the early '70s for a gifted basketball player named Walt Frazier and dubbed "Clyde", but quickly turned into lifestyle sneakers driven by the growth of the b-boy culture. And so did the Reebok Club C 85, which took its first steps on the tennis court before reaching the nowadays must-have status. First rule: never underestimate the background of a brand.

Stay covered, stay cool

Outerwear contributed to shape the fashion universe we all live in: flashy colors, all-over graphics and trekking-inspired clothing got down the mountain and slided into the urban style, where hi-tech and casual still coexist in technical jackets and streetwear accessories. Windbreaker and waterproof parkas usually are the first gears everyone thinks of, but actually we're in front of an enormous section that groups together both Timberland boots and the iconic Rainforest from Napapijri. Leaving a mark without degenerating, balancing design and research to please everyone: that's the outdoor mission, and it's perfectly carried out by the world leader The North Face. Nuptse jackets and Borealis backpacks now are as sought-after as a pair of All-Star because young generations see them as a key part in their urban ensemble, equal stylish and cozy. Just like Alpha Industries MA-1, a military-inspired bomber jacket which started being mass-produced in the '70s. Winter jackets and tech sweats are usually judged following fabric, aesthetic and functional criteria but these guidelines could be also applied on running shoes, using the example of Air Max 97. Everything affects everything, each trend puts together alleged discordant elements to arrange a multi-faceted, colorful melody.

Wide catalog, top-notch service, satisfied customers

In order to ease your navigation, our website is divided into different categories according to the type of product: in turn, each category is split into types where you have at your disposal a series of search filters to narrow your research, basically wasting no time to find what you're looking for. In addition, landing pages result very helpful as they group together items of the same family, for instance Vans Sk8-Hi and adidas Stan Smith. Of all the tools available, our top brand list encompasses the best of local streetwear scene updated in real-time, strictly guaranteed and 100 percent original. On the other hand, our New In section gets constantly refilled with the latest arrivals, while our Styleguide™ provides suggestions and gives advice on current tendencies. Finally, our Sale & Outlet department is always full of worthwhile discounts on seasonal essentials and evergreen classics. On Graffitishop, you could quickly place your order with no concern on the payment methods: we use Paypal, the worldwide safest and most used online payment method that's connected to every bank and credit card circuit. Furthermore, free shipping for every order over €50 and free returns within 30 days from the delivery. Since 2002, we've been committed to describe streetwear from our personal point of view. We aim to give you whatever it takes to fully enjoy the street culture by your own rules.

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