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 ($150) promises more advanced cushioning for the foot pushening than the good doctor could ever dream of. The technology was created in partnership with BASF, and it reportedly involves thousands of so-called “small energy capsules” in the shoe’s mid-sole yielding massive amounts of energy. The Scholl must go on.
Style By on Jan 27, 2013
There are some spiders that – when they encroach on your space – you can quickly crush with a foot stomp. Then there are others that you simply must run from. For those moments you might as well equip yourself with the new Puma BioWeb Elites, a training shoe that’s inspired by the spider web, one of nature’s marvels. Engineered to deliver maximum cushioning and stability, the BioWeb Elite wraps the foot with an innovative WebCage design, mimicking the web’s intricacies, negative spaces, and ability to wrap and hold things. As far as holding your bladder, should you see that spider above, well, you’re on your own.
Style By on Dec 5, 2012
Before you have any kind of reaction to these Nike Kobe 8 System Basketball Shoes ($TBA), remember the fact that Kobe’s (rarely used) nickname is the Black Mamba. Now, with that in mind, you can begin to understand the graphic snakeskin print on the shoe’s upper. I must also tell you now that my grandmother truly hates snakes. However, I have yet to gauge her opinion on Nike Engineered Mesh, used here for the first time in a B-ball shoe. This stuff offers maximum breathability at a very light weight, so the chances are she’ll at least be OK with it.
Reviews By on Oct 18, 2012
I’m no Jack Palmer or Arnold Nicklaus, but I don’t mind swinging the old iron sometimes (if that’s a phrase). I also live behind a golf course, so, there’s that. When I received Nike’s new TW ’13s, I excitedly slapped them on my feet and walked them over to the greens for a test. Style-wise, Tiger’s new shoes sport a classic white with black trim motif (or choose black with grey trim), with a little bit of grey around the laces and down the side near the heel, and a tiny touch of Tiger red on the last ringlet. I think the white ones look pretty sharp. The black pair might be a little imposing for the country club.
Style By on Oct 15, 2012
In times of need, the boot can be a wonderful thing. It’s rugged, stylish, and it strikes fear into the hearts of untamed wildlife everywhere. Will the Wolverine Special Edition 744LTD Boot even scare off an actual wolverine? There’s only one way to find out. Buy these boots, part of Wolverine’s heralded 1000 Mile collection (only a thousand of these are being made), then head to Canada and storm angrily into a Wolverine cave. Good luck!
Reviews By on Oct 10, 2012
Not every avid golfer is a 50-something-year-old rich white dude. Come on, that’s ridiculous. There’s plenty of 40-something-year-old rich white dudes who love to play too. But seriously, golf has grown in the past two decades to become much more mainstream. Nike knows this as well as anyone, since it’s their guy (Tiger) who took the sport’s popularity from the rough to the greens. With that in mind comes the Nike Lunar Swingtip Lea ($109-$119), a street-casual golf shoe that’s meant to look just as good on the town as it does on the 10th tee.