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The First Futurecraft Shoe from adidas' Speedfactory
Not only is adidas making a push toward decentralizing their manufacturing—a move that will make truly local products in record (robotically-powered) time—they've also unveiled the first-ever shoe from their flagship Speedfactory concept production...
TECH
NRG's Sneaker Composed of Repurposed CO2
"We recycle plastic, paper and metal; why can't we recycle CO2?" Paul Bunje, Principal and Senior Scientist or Energy and Environment at XPRIZE, asked. With that, a $20 million competition, the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, was set into motion a year ago...
DESIGN
Scoping Out Customization at the New Balance Factory
Stepping onto the production floor of New Balance's Lawrence, MA factory reveals two important pillars of the brand. First, they employ hundreds of skilled workers from Lawrence and the surrounding towns to produce footwear stateside. Second, customization...
STYLE
Todd Snyder + PF Flyers' Grounder Hi-Top
The continuing collaboration between Todd Snyder and PF Flyers keeps growing from success to success—and with their latest addition, a refresh of the Grounder Hi-Top, an original style from 1949, it gets even better. We have a lot of PF Flyer favorites...
DESIGN
The Converse Auckland Modern Running Shoe
Despite a retro aesthetic that harkens back to running shoes of the '70s and '80s, Converse's recently released Auckland Modern is entirely present day. A previous iteration of the shoe's silhouette debuted back in 1984 for the Olympic Games in...
STYLE
Cole Haan + JackThreads Capsule Collection
Over the last few years, we've been very upfront about our love of lifestyle and accessories brand Cole Haan. The primary reason isn't just our appreciation for their technological advancements or design sensibilities, but the simpler statement...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
Primeknit Stan Smith Sneakers
All pink everything: this new take on the classic Stan Smith sneaker design from adidas is super-sweet and summery. Made from the brand's Primeknit material, this iteration of the shoes is much lighter and more flexible than its leather counterpart...
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Chuck Taylor All Star Pride Sneakers
Love, respect and equality will never not be in fashion. Likewise, Converse's Chuck Taylor sneakers have been a stalwart of style since 1917. Gladly joining the LGBTQ movement, the sneaker brand has created a 2016 Pride collection and our pick is the...
STYLE
New Balance 009 Sneakers
Borrowing style tips from the brand's own heritage 997, 998 and the 999 silhouettes, New Balance's upcoming 009 sneakers add a modern twist with innovative materials and thoughtful, tech-forward design. With pressure mapping for the midsole (making...
STYLE
Y-3 Launches Y-3 Sport
Though Y-3 is a beautiful collaboration between avant-garde Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto and global sportswear brand adidas, surprisingly, it's always been a fashion-first line. After 15 years, Yamamoto has thought it the proper time to go deep...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
Stan Smith Vulc "Happy"
Partnering with Adidas Skateboarding, West Coast retailer BAIT envisions the ultimate sneaker for stoners: the Stan Smith Vulc “Happy.” Stitched together from natural hemp and adorned with an earthy all-over pattern, the weed-themed shoes even feature...
STYLE
The Hill-Side Bridge Mid Sneakers
New from Brooklyn's The Hill-Side, and developed in collaboration with Japan's Kaptain Sunshine, comes a rather uncommon-looking laceless sneaker: the Olive Drab Bridge Mid, Kaptain Sunshine Special Edition. This mid-height sneaker cites the very...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
Roxie Lace-Up Sneakers
Certainly not your regular sneaker, Loeffler Randall's new Roxie trainers (available in two colorways) are crafted with hand-woven raffia, making for a very unique pair of shoes. Lightweight and airy, these are a super-styling alternative to basic...
STYLE
New Balance Made in USA Distinct Collection: Explore by Sea
Taking inspiration from national parks, mid-century modern design and vintage skiwear, Boston-based New Balance's Made in USA series pays tribute to the country's history and culture with its thematic releases—while emphasizing its efforts in...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
Horween Stan Smith Sneakers
The marriage of two of our favorite things—adidas Stan Smith sneakers and Horween leather—is a match made in heaven. Made from a single-piece of leather that's tanned to get even better with age, these sneakers are true classics.
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Air Mag 2015 Lapel Pin
To celebrate Marty McFly, Doc and even Biff today—for Back to the Future Day—and long after, retro pin makers Yesterdays offers this miniature-sized tribute. Wear a version of the movie's self-lacing sneakers (complete with light-up panels) with pride...
STYLE
Adidas Originals' New Stan Smith Horween Leather Pack
One of the most recognizable sneaker silhouettes of all time, adidas' Stan Smith tennis shoe has seen many an iteration and upgrade since it was officially renamed (from the Haillet) in 1971. The latest reimagining of the classic sneaker features...
STYLE
Kith + High Snobiety Collaborative PUMA Sneaker Collection
Thriving as a media company that publishes inspired, cutting-edge cultural content for a decade—eschewing trends while targeting new but lasting movements—is no small feat. High Snobiety has successfully navigated these tricky waters and continues...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
OG Sk8-Hi LX Sneakers
Japanese streetwear brand WTAPS (pronounced "double taps") and sneaker house Vans collaborate once again for a limited edition eight-piece capsule collection under the vintage-inspired Vault by Vans premium label. The OG Sk8-Hi LX takes cues from skater...
STYLE
Converse Unveils the Chuck Taylor All Star II
Some of us were too young to remember our first pair of Chuck Taylors; others may distinctly recall the moment of consideration and purchase. Either way, Converse's iconic centerpiece has reached global prevalence, relevance and a dynamic reputation...
STYLE
Vans + Eley Kishimoto Collaboration
Vans and London-based design house Eley Kishimoto—both who are serial collaborators in their own right—have joined forces for a collection dubbed "Living Art." Turning art into fashion, the two have created a line that puts Eley Kishimoto's vibrant...
STYLE
Debuting Converse's New Jack Purcell Signature Leather
In Converse's array of iconic footwear, Jack Purcells have long stood out for their classic low-top design. Over the last year now, Converse has been releasing an updated Signature division of the style which incorporates modern touches and technological...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
Mulberry High Top
No. 288 shoes offer clean, sleek and modern takes on classic styles, with meticulous attention to construction. These off-white, made-in-the-USA Mulberry High Tops offer an update to the classic skate look, and are a guaranteed comfortable wear thanks...
STYLE
A New Classy Men's Sneaker from Axel Arigato
Operating out of Sweden, Axel Arigato launched in July 2014 with a unique idea: introduce a new men's shoe design each week, rather than follow traditional seasons with a set collection. Their direct-to-consumer approach makes premium materials like...
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