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Struktur Conference
The first ever Struktur conference recently took place over two sunny days in early May. Located in the beautiful Ecotrust building in downtown Portland, Oregon, the conference was billed as “the first creative conference for the active outdoor industry...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video: Nike Magista
Not long ago, Nike invited us to Barcelona, Spain for the unveiling of their latest shoes, which are yet another step forward in the revolutionizing of football boots. The Magista are the brand's first Flyknit football boots, designed in conjunction...
CULTURE
Best of CH 2013: Interviews
With the year drawing to a close, it's time to pop some bottles and reminisce about some of our favorite moments from 2013. We're searching through the year's content for the best of CH 2013—looking back at the people, designs, destinations and moments...
TECH
Nike FuelBand SE
Following up last year's launch of the industry-changing Nike FuelBand, the global athletics and lifestyle force recently released their follow-up, the FuelBand SE, to a very eager market. After its high profile launch last month, CH had the chance...
DESIGN
Interview: Kharma Vella of Poler
by Tariq Dixon Poler is the self-proclaimed maker of “the world’s highest standard of stuff.” Founded in 2010 by longtime buddies Benji Wagner and Kharma Vella, Poler makes stylish and well-priced wares for the everyday outdoor enthusiast. With...
DESIGN
Air Jordan Flashcards
by Eva Glettner While every sneakerhead can differentiate a Jordan IV from a Jordan V, artist, designer and all around prolific creative Kevin Lyons wants to help educate those less obsessed with the iconic Air Jordan. To do so, Lyons chose the...
TECH
The Art + Science of Feeling NYC
During Milan Design Week 2013 Nike introduced The Art + Science of Super Natural Motion, a live body-mapping exhibition developed by digital artists Universal Everything, Daniel Widrig and Quayola + Sinigaglia to interpret Nike Free and Flyknit technologies...
DESIGN
Interview: Tinker Hatfield of Nike
During Nike's recent Nature Amplified summit at their Beaverton, OR headquarters, we were presented with a series of innovations that comprise the next palette for product development from the sportswear giant. A visit to the Nike Sports Research...
STYLE
Nike Solarsoft Moccasins
Sporting a nostalgic, aqua sock-like vibe, Nike's recently released summer '13 Solarsoft Moccasins have all the makings for a laid-back, Weekend At Bernie's sort of adventure. But with an ultra-comfy midsole packing their trademark Lunarlon cushioning...
DESIGN
myThread Pavilion
Inspired by the marriage of design and engineering that birthed the groundbreaking Flyknit technology, Nike has selected a handful of global design innovators and tasked them with creating a sculpture, structure or installation piece influenced...
DESIGN
HTM Trainer+
Launching just a few miles from Olympic Park, Nike's latest take on their already incredible HTM Flyknit trainers sees the ultra lightweight shoe take new shape in a fresh set of hues. The HTM Trainer+ collection—designed by Hiroshi Fujiwara...
DESIGN
Nike Skateboard Apparel
With style innovators like Dylan Rieder and Alex Olsen leading the pack, skateboarding as a whole is increasingly embracing fashion into its arts-driven culture. Always one to jump on the latest movement and help take it to the next level, Nike...
DESIGN
Nike Pro TurboSpeed
Nike's latest take on the track and field uniform could be easily equated to the perfect waiter—at your service but, at the same time, so seamless in execution it seems invisible, so you can focus on what's before you. The culmination of 12...
STYLE
The LunarGrand Chukka
As a follow up to the LunarGrand Wingtip, Cole Haan is launching a line of LunarGrand Chukkas at their SoHo store in NYC this week. The shoes sport a nubuck upper that is paired with Nike's Lunarlon sole for a combination of classic style and modern...
DESIGN
The Art & Sole Cortez iD Project
From designer Anton Repponen's completely transparent silicon trainers concept to Cole Haan's LunarGrand hybrid wingtip kicks, the myriad of visions for Nike running shoes seems infinite, particularly when put in the hands of a few crafty artists...
TECH
The New Nike+
Originally unveiled in 2006, Nike+ has grown to a committed community of over six million digitally connected users. To build upon this concrete foundation Nike has today announced the Nike+ basketball and training shoes embedded with pressure...
STYLE
The LunarGrand Wingtip
Jumping ahead of the current trends in men's footwear, Cole Haan's LunarGrand wingtip is a classically designed full brogue dress shoe updated with an ergonomic outsole for unmatched comfort. Launching 10 February 2012, the LunarGrand has been...
TECH
Nike FuelBand
Data analysis is no longer just a practice for economists or statistics-hungry infographic designers. Thanks to technology at large, anyone can easily track every aspect of their existence to create a personalized numerical evaluation—a quantified...
CULTURE
Dark Sun
Photographer Ari Marcopoulos, who got his start as an assistant to Andy Warhol, documents the diverse and often gritty subcultures of American youth. His new solo exhibition, "Dark Sun"—opening tonight at Nike's Bowery Stadium in NYC—...
STYLE
Nike Mag
Twenty-two years ago a film about time travel gave us a glimpse of the now not-too-distant future. The 1989 Back to the Future sequel looked forward to 2015, capturing the imaginations of kids like us who dreamed of one day riding their own hover...
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Carissa Moore
Earlier this year in Los Angeles, I had the chance to sit down with surfer Carissa Moore, 18, fresh on the heels of her win at the Roxy Pro Gold Coast in Australia. Since going on to also claim her first ASP World Champion title—the youngest...
STYLE
Eric Koston 1
Drawing inspiration from both running and soccer shoes, pro skateboarder Eric Koston announced his first signature model for NikeSB last week. The result has the durability, performance and looks of a skate shoe, but with comfort and technical...
TECH
Nike+ and YesYesNo
Potential Prefontaines aside, most who run would be hard-pressed to find any grace or beauty in our daily jogs. And yet that's exactly what Nike+'s latest collaboration with interactive design firm YesYesNo accomplishes. Over two stunningly beautiful...
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