Whilst the upper classes dress down to go out, the working class dress up.

Dating back to the second half of the 19th century, and ever since, sub-cultures have been created and driven almost exclusively by those in the working class communities. Starting with the Scuttlers of Manchester in the 1870's and their monotony towards life in the slums, advancing through to the Teddy Boys, Mods and Rockers era of the 50's, through to the Punk and Skin scenes, Ska, Reggae, the 80's and 90's skate scene, right up to today's contemporary minimalism. They were all the brainchild of those fighting for an identity - an identity that correlates conclusively with fashion - so it makes sense to call these people heroes.

With this premise as his inspiration, Working Class Heroes was founded in 2006 by Thomas Bowden. The initial intent was to sell a range of skate and street clothing from all around the globe to the good people of Ulverston, Cumbria, from his tiny shop in a shady looking alleyway. Since 2006 the company has moved to a bigger, better, less creepy location, sweeping up new brands, stories and people along the way.

Our ranges of footwear, clothing and homeware is comprised of a brand mix that appeals to us. Not one that follows a particular genre or alignment, but one that we feel goes together, blurring the lines between distinctions and classifications in order to create something beautiful. 

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Asics Gel Lyte V Sanze Shoes Dark Forest Marzipan

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A pair of trainers from Asics that take inspiration from past models, blends them with current technology and imagines them in a futuristic silhouette. Part of the famous Gel Lyte range. 

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Season : SS18

Code : H817-8205-

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Asics Gel Lyte V Sanze Shoes 

Asics have an extensive history in athletic apparel, particularly running trainers. From this massive bank of runner silhouettes, they've taken the phrase 'Sanze' which means "past, present and future" in Japanese to describe this model. They've taken the iconic Gel Lyte V model and reinterpreted it with a fusion of present design and innovation. 

The trainers of course have an Asics Gel sole which is highly shock-absorbant and comfortable, as you can see the visible Gel inserts in the heel. This sole is equipped with a tread of a harder rubber for traction and stability. The uppers are a blend of textile mesh which is breathable and channels definite sportswear influence, and a tougher suede overlay around the top of the foot and the heel. With a cushioned mono-sock uppers working with a padded insole and innovatively placed eyelets, this trainer is absolutely stress-free to walk in. 

They also kind of look like they're out of Back To The Future, except without the weird plot line, just common sense and good, current tech. 

  • Mesh and suede uppers
  • Visible Gel Lyte inserts 
  • Grippy rubber tread 
  • Mono-sock ankle and lining 
  • Pulltabs to tongue and heel 

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    Asics Men's Running Shoes Sizing Information

    US UK EU Heel - Toe Length
    4 3 36 9 "
    4.5 3.5 37 9 "
    5 4 37.5 9 "
    5.5 4.5 38 9 "
    6 5 39 10 "
    6.5 5.5 39.5 10 "
    7 6 40 10 "
    7.5 6.5 40.5 10 "
    8 7 41.5 10 "
    8.5 7.5 42 10 "
    9 8 42.5 11 "
    9.5 8.5 43.5 11 "
    10 9 44 11 "
    10.5 9.5 44.5 11 "
    11 10 45 11 "
    11.5 10.5 46 11 "
    12 11 46.5 12 "
    12.5 11.5 47 12 "
    13 12 48 12 "
    14 13 49 12 "
    15 14 50.5 13 "
    16 15 51.5 13 "
    US UK EU Heel - Toe Length
    4 3 36 22.5 cm
    4.5 3.5 37 23 cm
    5 4 37.5 23.5 cm
    5.5 4.5 38 24 cm
    6 5 39 24.5 cm
    6.5 5.5 39.5 25 cm
    7 6 40 25.25 cm
    7.5 6.5 40.5 25.5 cm
    8 7 41.5 26 cm
    8.5 7.5 42 26.5 cm
    9 8 42.5 27 cm
    9.5 8.5 43.5 27.5 cm
    10 9 44 28 cm
    10.5 9.5 44.5 28.25 cm
    11 10 45 28.5 cm
    11.5 10.5 46 29 cm
    12 11 46.5 29.5 cm
    12.5 11.5 47 30 cm
    13 12 48 30.5 cm
    14 13 49 31 cm
    15 14 50.5 32 cm
    16 15 51.5 33 cm

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    To measure your shoe size follow these instructions:

    1Heel - Toe Length


    Place a piece of paper on the floor with one end against a wall. Stand on the piece of paper with your heel against the wall. Mark the piece of paper where your toes end with a pencil. Measure from the end of the piece of paper to the mark you created with your pencil and compare the measurement to our sizing chart.



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