Great Shoes From Tom Ford, If You Can Af-’Ford’ Them

If you’re rich and you know it, clap your hands. *clap clap* Or stomp your feet. In these new Tom Ford sneakers ($700). His new 2014 Fall/Winter collection showcases a collection of Adidas Stan Smith-esque leather trainers that work at the office or in the clubs. Tom Ford keeps it classy with velvet inside and a clean exterior look. These will come in low-tops and high-tops.

Common Projects 2014 Spring/Summer Collection

Common Projects always come out with great looking shoes. In this newest collection, you’ll see their low-tops in suede and leather, while their chukkas don’t disappoint. They’re not cheap, but well worth the investment.

Jordan Future Black/Infrared Release

Michael Jordan and Nike made bank on Air Jordans. Read up on the guerilla marketing-esque way Air Jordans started. Now, Jordan takes it into the future with the Jordan Future Black/Infrared colorway. Its well-known black/red colors meet up with woven top uppers made with 3M threads. They’ll be released March 1st.

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This Spring’s Beach Parties Demand Some Gucci White Sneakers

“I mean listen, we talkin’ bout laces. Not a game, not a game, not a game. We talkin’ bout laces. Not a game, not a, not a, not the game that I go out there and die for, and play every game like it’s my last. Not the game. We talkin’ bout laces, man. I mean how silly is that? We talkin’ bout laces.”

That’s how Allen Iverson would address these Gucci White Slip-On Sneakers ($495). Lace-free and distraction-free. Just shove that giant hoof inside and understand what $495 of blue snakeskin feels like. I imagine it feels like warm butter on your feet.

Back To The Future ‘Power Laces’ Due In 2015

Fans of Back to the Future II don’t soil yourself. Nike will be releasing shoes with power laces sometime in 2015, just like the ones Marty McFly wore in the movie. Designer Tinker Hatfield (very cool name) was at the Jordan Brand’s Flight lab space in New Orleans where he was asked about power laces. “Are we gonna see power laces in 2015? To that, I say YES!” Hatfield exclaimed. And so the wait begins.

What Happens When You Let Kanye West Design Clothes

Kanye West sold out his most recent collection for A.P.C. last year. His fashion fans crashed A.P.C.’s website in search of $120 white t-shirts and $280 sweatshirts. Naturally, A.P.C. gave him another collection this year.

He explained that ‘paint colors’ inspired his collection as “had the modern family, which he described as ‘me, Kim and North’ living a ‘jet-set life’ between New York, Paris and Los Angeles”. So basically, colors inspired him, as well as him just looking around his private jet. Nice.

Take a look at his collection and try to predict this season’s best sellers.

Be a modern-day Superman and wear this jacket like a cape.

Kanye West Designs Collection for A.P.C (1)

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Nike Releases Air Jordans 1 Retro

Back in September 1985, Nike released the original Air Jordans in a black and varsity red colorway to match the Chicago Bulls uniform. Known as the “Bred” color scheme, it’s become the most recognized Air Jordan release and the shoe that kickstarted Nike and sneaker endorsements. At the time though, David Stern and the NBA weren’t having that, issuing a letter to Nike informing them that they violated league rules.

NBA and David Stern issue letter to Nike banning Air Jordans

Stern fined Jordan $5,000 every time he wore them. That didn’t stop Jordan from lacing them up during the season though.

Michael Jordan 1985 All Star Game

Nike paid the fines for Jordan and even used their banned status as publicity in their Air Jordans commercial, creating an even greater aura around them.

Now, on December 28th, Nike releases the Air Jordans 1 “Bred”. They’ll be tough to get, but worth the $140. They might even make you jump higher and slam dunk, in spite of all that leftover turkey in your belly.

Air Jordan 1 Bred

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Nike LunarENDOR QS Snowboard Boots: Show Up Shaun White

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.