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Discovering the Future of Customization at Vans' Global Headquarters
In 1964, Paul Van Doren moved from Boston to Costa Mesa and brought his family along. In '66, Van Doren would co-found Vans in the area. From Anaheim factories to the brand new 182K-square-foot global headquarters, the brand's history is embedded in...
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Interview: Christian Louboutin
Being in Christian Louboutin’s Paris studio is overwhelming. We meet Monsieur Christian Louboutin in his museum-like studio (like a tiny Louvre, which, coincidently, is just a few blocks away) for an exclusive preview of ShoePeaks, his latest (and...
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Introducing adidas Originals NMD
With their brand new Originals NMD, adidas takes a step above and beyond releasing an archival silhouette outfitted with modern technology. While the brand's iconic design DNA is present, the NMD is an entirely new beast (and concept), drawing attributes...
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Adidas Consortium FW '14 Primeknit Pure BOOST
Adidas' Primeknit technology continues to impress, slowly picking away at the knit market almost entirely dominated by Nike—and the latest release for FW 2014 from their limited edition Consortium line is sure to help in the endeavor. Two new colorways...
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Gore-Tex's Surround Technology
Staying dry inside and out is one of the core challenges designers and materials scientists face when creating apparel and footwear for performance in the elements. Oftentimes, breathability is sacrificed for greater waterproofing or vice versa—except...