These pit-tanned leather high-tops are entirely unlike your kick-around sneakers. Hand-dyed in a deep ultramarine blue, worked to create a buttery and supple texture (that's still durable) and reinforced with a vegetable-tanned nine ounce heal counter...
Inside Italy's Growing Sneaker Expo, Ginnika
Sneaker culture is varied and constantly evolving. It's a world in which art, music, sports, fashion and of course shoes, all play a part. It generates passions and manias, as well as interesting connections between different places and people that...
Tokyobike + New Balance C-Series Collection
Established in 2012 to develop new concepts and designs inspired by various lifestyles, New Balance's Tokyo Design Studio is often responsible for the Boston-based brand's more limited, buzz worthy introductions. With cycling recently put in their...
Nike Reintroduces Marc Newson's Zvezdochka Shoe
Initially launching in 2004, the innovative and pleasantly bizarre Zvezdochka shoe from Nike was ahead of its time. Upon introduction, many questions were asked—including how in the world you pronounce the name. Designed by Australian industrial...
Boubou Leather Shoes
Twins for Peace gives shoes to children in need on a 1-1 basis with what's purchased from their French clothing and lifestyle shop. Their slim and sleek pair of Boubou black leather sneakers goes practically all black everything, and are accented by...
Dapper Deconstructed: Lawrence Schlossman
Advertorial content: Those with interest in men's fashion will have most probably read (and laughed at) Lawrence Schlossman's words. Serving as Editor in Chief of Four Pins—the most tongue-in-cheek fashion blog around—as well as co-hosting his own...
Dapper Deconstructed: Michael Williams
Advertorial content: For Michael Williams, staying busy is never a challenge. His immensely influential menswear and lifestyle blog A Continuous Lean (ACL) was one of the early standouts in the category when it was founded in 2007, and remains...
Bata Tennis Shoe
Generations of Indian school kids have had the shoes comprising their traditional phys-ed uniform co-opted for street style. The Bata Tennis is a classic, 100% cotton kick with green pinstripes around a thick sole with simple white laces.
Rare '80s Vans + Peanuts Collection Reissued
California's favorite footwear giant announces yet another a killer collaboration for the coming months. While May 2014 saw the introduction of the coveted Star Wars collection, today it's the impossibly cute Vault by Van + Peanuts collection. The...
J.Crew + New Balance 998 Independence Day
When it comes to sneakers, it's near impossible to beat a classic, especially for kicking around on summer days. As an ode to American craftsmanship and design, Boston-based running shoe pioneers New Balance and purveyors of contemporary American...
Botas 66, Prague
Five years ago, Jan Kloss and Jakub Korouš—then graphic design students at Prague's Academy of Arts and Design—decided to bring classic Botas sport shoes back to life as part of a school project. Established under the name Botana in 1948 in the...
Eight Slip-On Sneakers
While there's a vibrant world of quality shoelaces for customizing your footwear, sometimes you just don't want to deal with tying them. The following selections sacrifice laces for the sack of ease, but still place style at the forefront. The options...
Greats' sneakers pack an understated style punch and super-luxe materials without breaking the piggy bank. The brainchild of two footwear devotees, the recently developed brand is focused on delivering premium kicks at an accessible price, like The...
Jason Markk's Premium Shoe Cleaner is for both sneaker snobs and wingtip types. The Essential Kit includes four ounces of Markk's 98.3% natural and completely biodegradable solution which is safe on all colors and materials, and a handcrafted wood...
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...
Teva's Carbon Sneaker
Advertorial content: Teva's commuter sneaker, the Carbon, isn't just for bike-riders. It's streetwear designed to combat all kinds of slippery situations with style. Offering a super-traction sole—composed of Spider365 rubber and a PedalLINK pattern...
Adidas Originals City Marathon PT
The City Marathon PT Pack from Adidas Originals—released today, 6 September 2013—honors the ultimate pursuit of 26.2 miles on foot. The team at the German athletic powerhouse updated the Marathon PT in three new colorways for fall, each paying homage...
Interview: Todd Barket of Unionmade
Advertorial content: A major player in the world of menswear retail, San Francisco's Unionmade has been outfitting the Bay Area's growing population of sharp dressers since 2009. By specializing in a classic, casual West Coast aesthetic, the ever...
Converse + Maison Martin Margiela
Sneaker brand Converse—the longtime staple—has just unveiled the latest First String collaboration. This time, for their luxe limited edition collaboration, experimental Parisian fashion house Maison Martin Margiela takes a fresh approach to the...
Converse Jack Purcell
Advertorial content: The only sneaker to ever be designed for a world-class badminton player and subsequently find its way to becoming an American style icon, The Converse Jack Purcell remains one of the most recognizable footwear designs still...
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...
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...
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...
Big City Sneaker
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