How do you steal the attention from snowboarding star, video game character, and radiant redhead Shaun White? With these Nike LunarENDOR QS snowboard boots. Let’s face it, the only way you’re gonna steal the thunder from this gold medal Olympian is by rocking boots with 30 LEDs inside the Nike swoosh. Of course there’s also Flywire inner lacing and Lunarlon cushioning inside, but everybody knows the only way to grab the spotlight is to shine your own. Oh, also, do you know how to snowboard? That’d help.
Style By on Nov 20, 2013
Style By on Oct 18, 2013
Some things never change. Like the way a pair of fresh new white sneakers make you feel like a high roller; granted, a high roller who is incredibly paranoid about getting that first scuff mark on his new shoes. One thing that has changed over the years — and for the best — is the attention consumers pay to where and how their stuff is made. The Esplar Sneakers from Veja (69 euros) are handcrafted in a Fair Trade-certified factory in Brazil. With a veggie-tanned leather upper, organic canvas liner, suede heel tab and gum soles, you’ll feel like the most socially conscious pimp to ever walk the streets.
Style By on Jul 18, 2013
“1989 was a common year starting on Sunday.” So says the Wikipedia page for 1989; but we all know you can’t trust everything you read on that site. What you can trust though is the fact that these Air Jordan 1 ’89s ($130) do indeed pay homage to the kicks from that year, what with their cement grey accents. The Air Jordan I and IV are also in the DNA here with the fire red leather upper and Jumpman logo on the tongue. OK some quick ’89 trivia: What happened on March 24, 1989? Answer: My cousin Danny got married! Oh, and Exxon made a boo boo.
Style By on Jul 11, 2013
One of the best players in the NBA, Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant was dead set on making his new shoes even louder than his post-dunk hollers. Nike’s KD VIs ($130) manage to grab and hold your attention with their vibrant colors and front-placed swoosh, but what may be lost in the sauce is the fact that these aren’t even high tops. The sixth iteration of KD’s kicks are cut lower, offering a better blend of speed and agility, as opposed to cushioning for banging in the paint—which is now legal in 14 states by the way.
Style By on Jun 25, 2013
When Ginsu debuted their steak knife/tennis shoe combo in 1988, both chefs and pro athletes were disappointed with the product. I mean, you’d have to stand on the kitchen counter to cut a loaf of bread, and also many fine tennis players were getting slashed in the shins. But now, adidas has figured out the best way to run on blades. Here comes Springblade, the first running shoe with individually tuned blades engineered to help propel runners forward with what promises to create a ton of spring-like energy under your feet. 16 high-tech polymer blades face forward and are said to react to your environment, harnessing the power that then yields sweet fruit for your feet. Look for Springblade to cost $180 when they hit the ground August 1.
Style By on May 29, 2013
It may be tough to think fall when you just released the final BBQ-flavored burp of Memorial Day weekend, but the style savvy man needs to always be looking at least a season ahead. This autumn, Common Projects’ Tournament High ($385) will be all about smooth tan leather. The thick white rubber sole makes for great contrast and traction. The signature gold-tone serial number is stamped at the reinforced heel. Now that you know what the future holds for your feet, you can get back to that grill.
Style By on May 9, 2013
As LeBron James is giving the Chicago Bulls a prime view of the soles of his sneakers, we’re now giving you a look at the rest of his new shoes. The LeBron x NSW Lifestyle NRG with the “Night Stadium” shade across the upper combines both performance aspects and chill mode features. Also note the backwards Nike Swoosh on the shoe–or the forward Swoosh if you’re a Bulls guard.
Style By on Feb 14, 2013
Taking a look at today’s paper and I see a headline that says Adidas to Dr. Scholl: Drop Dead. OK maybe I didn’t see that exact headline; it was more like Taylor Swift Back Together With Ex-Boyfriend Christopher Dorner (I read The Onion.) But still, Adidas’ new Energy Boost Running Shoe ($150) promises more advanced cushioning for the foot pushening than the good doctor could ever dream of. The technology was created in partnership with BASF, and it reportedly involves thousands of so-called “small energy capsules” in the shoe’s mid-sole yielding massive amounts of energy. The Scholl must go on.