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CULTURE
Interview: Daniel Arsham on His Multi-Faceted Collaboration with adidas Originals
About two minutes into the first segment of Daniel Arsham’s trilogy, "Hourglass," we see a brief shot of a TV screen showing the colorful swirl of a hurricane barreling toward Miami—an image that has been burned in to my head since seeing it first...
DESIGN
Factory Visit: Christian Louboutin's Aurelien Production Facility
Tuscany's international renown stems from its nature and art—the beauty of the hills and the enduring magic of the Renaissance. The crafts of the region are also very well known—leather in particular. But most people are unaware of the level of sophistication...
DESIGN
Tom Sachs' Space Camp
Part film screening, part art installation and part obstacle course, Space Camp is a true marriage of art and fitness. Presented as a look into the routines that members of Tom Sachs' studio go through on a regular basis, the experience is set in a...
TRAVEL
Summer Weekender Essentials
While warmer weekends in the city are special—allowing people to explore parks further, head to the beach, have picnics or even just sit outdoors—a getaway provides a true change in mentality. For those living in big cities, the sensation of escape...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
"Fingerprint" Indigo Jacquard Slip-Ons
The non-repeating woven pattern that's been custom-made for The Hill-Side's "Fingerprint" indigo jacquard slip-ons guarantees no two pairs are the same. Ethically manufactured at a small, 140-year-old mill in Okayama, Japan, the sneakers are sewn and...
TECH
adidas Futurecraft 4D
There's a process known as Digital Light Synthesis, invented by the California-based technology firm Carbon—and it's unlike any other employed in accessories. Here, a pool of responsive, dynamic resin rests on an optical member (more or less a piece...
STYLE
KOIO Leather Sneakers
Elevating the trusty old sneaker, KOIO's designs are clean, classic and (perhaps best of all) made in various unexpected colorways—from earthy browns and creams to classic navy and saccharine pastels—with various textures on each shoe, including mesh...
DESIGN
NikeLab Air Vapormax + Marc Newson
We've reached the 30th anniversary of Nike's Air Max technology. For some that will trigger nostalgia over iconic silhouettes—and the technical capabilities they delivered. For the team at NikeLab, it was a milestone invitation to continue advancing...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
Polka Dot All Star Sneakers
With the familiar Comme des Garçons Play love-heart symbol on the opposite side to the classic round Chuck Taylor All Star patch, these Converse sneakers are a delightful mixture of the '70s and 2017. The shape hasn't changed, but the fabric is covered...
STYLE
Vault by Vans Capsule Collection by Our Legacy
The latest from Vault, iconic footwear brand Vans' premium division where historic silhouettes are given a modern boost, happens to be a monochromatic wonder—yet has bright orange at its core. The 10-piece footwear and 12-piece apparel capsule...
STYLE
JYUNI White Collection
Japanese brand Images on model courtesy of ASICS, slideshow by Cool Hunting
STYLE
adidas Originals Superstar Boost
While the overall look hasn't changed dramatically, the new adidas Originals Superstar Boost (releasing tomorrow) have been given a super-comfy and clever update. Hidden underneath the classic sneaker is a BOOST midsole; offering extra comfort and...
DESIGN
CH Omakase 2016: Cole Haan GrandPrø Omakase Edition Tennis Sneakers
It's no secret how much we love indigo here at Cool Hunting. We've worked with Cole Haan for many years, admiring their technical innovations, accessibility, comfort, and the great people behind them. The kinds of people who, instead of laughing at...
DESIGN
adidas + Parley for the Ocean Hits the Market
As with most devout sneaker consumers who also care about sustainable materials, we've been paying close attention to advancements in the adidas partnership with Parley for the Oceans—the environmental organization upcycling collected ocean plastic...
STYLE
Bucketfeet + Jason Peterson's Photo-Inspired Shoe Collection
Thanks to Instagram, photographer Jason Peterson has amassed quite the following—which, unsurprisingly, has successfully transitioned into real life. In partnering with socially-minded sneaker brand Bucketfeet, his artistic vision has taken on...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
Seeulater Primeknit Sneakers
A new version of the original adidas Seeulater, these all-black sneakers feature a breathable, flexible Primeknit upper—meaning you can do even more in them, more comfortably. With leather overlays that are integrated with the laces, you'll be snug...
DESIGN
Lexdray's Portland Sneaker Duffel
You don't have to be a full-blown sneaker-freak to carry Lexdray's Portland Sneaker Duffel, but if you are, this bag could change your life—or at least your weekends away. The carry-on size bag fits three pairs of sneakers in the inner section...
STYLE
Vans + London Undercover Collaboration Collection
Iconic skate brand Vans has teamed up with quintessentially British, luxury label London Undercover to fight the weather. As part of the Vault by Vans line, the range is made up of Sk8-Hi's sneakers and umbrellas—almost everything needed to protect...
DESIGN
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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