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Allbirds Hits the Ground Running in NYC
by Sun Bak Newcomer Allbirds breaks a lot of shoe rules. Their $95 shoes, which come in only two styles (runner or lounger), are logoless, machine washable, made from sustainably sourced merino sheep wool, and meant to be worn without socks...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
Suede Sneakers
British luxury brand Dunhill has entered the footwear market and their first offerings, made in Italy, happen to be quite chic but casual. Our favorite, these navy blue suede sneakers, carry many comfort-driven functional features, including a padded...
DESIGN
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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Embroidered Chuck Taylor Sneakers
The classic Converse Chuck Taylor will never go out of style, even as the brand continues to release various new takes. This version boasts glorious floral embroidery on the outside, tongue and top of the shoe, while the inside remains bare. Price...
DESIGN
Head-to-Toe Hemp
Far from new-age, hemp was grown by colonial American farmers—in fact, the first American flag sewn by Betsy Ross was made from it. As a fabric, hemp outperforms cotton in strength and durability. Naturally resistant to mold and ultraviolet light...
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Sasawashi Slippers
Room shoes are Japanese home essentials and a tradition growing more common in the Western world. Crafted from Sasawashi fabric, these Osaka-made slippers from Rikumo absorb moisture (and odors) and won't pill. Best of all, of course, they are comfortable...
DESIGN
Sabah House, Venice
A sun-dappled pathway from Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice leads to the newest Sabah House. They've filled the small white structure with vibrant, natural leather shoes stacked from floor to ceiling. The atmosphere feels so aptly “California” that...
TRAVEL
Summer Weekender Essentials
While warmer weekends in the city are special—allowing people to explore parks further, head to the beach, have picnics or even just sit outdoors—a getaway provides a true change in mentality. For those living in big cities, the sensation of escape...
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Travel Shoe-Cleaning Kit
For anybody who travels for work or simply likes to make a good impression, a rainy day or unexpected spill can throw your appearance out. Perfect for some of these minor catastrophes, Jason Markk's travel shoe-cleaning kit means you won't have to...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
"Fingerprint" Indigo Jacquard Slip-Ons
The non-repeating woven pattern that's been custom-made for The Hill-Side's "Fingerprint" indigo jacquard slip-ons guarantees no two pairs are the same. Ethically manufactured at a small, 140-year-old mill in Okayama, Japan, the sneakers are sewn and...
TECH
Digital Knitting Machine, Kniterate
Aspiring fashion designers can now attempt to produce their own knitwear with a clever digital knitting machine currently funding on Kickstarter. Already fully-funded with $287,000 and still 32 days to go (at time of publish), well over their...
STYLE
KOIO Leather Sneakers
Elevating the trusty old sneaker, KOIO's designs are clean, classic and (perhaps best of all) made in various unexpected colorways—from earthy browns and creams to classic navy and saccharine pastels—with various textures on each shoe, including mesh...
DESIGN
NikeLab Air Vapormax + Marc Newson
We've reached the 30th anniversary of Nike's Air Max technology. For some that will trigger nostalgia over iconic silhouettes—and the technical capabilities they delivered. For the team at NikeLab, it was a milestone invitation to continue advancing...
STYLE
Vault by Vans Capsule Collection by Our Legacy
The latest from Vault, iconic footwear brand Vans' premium division where historic silhouettes are given a modern boost, happens to be a monochromatic wonder—yet has bright orange at its core. The 10-piece footwear and 12-piece apparel capsule...
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Lost 40 Snow Boots
Stomping through the slush and snow doesn't mean cold or wet feet thanks to these super-light and comfortable boots by Vasque. Constructed from leather, an UltraDry Waterproofing system, felted wool liner and AeroGel insulating foam—which all contribute...
STYLE
adidas Originals Superstar Boost
While the overall look hasn't changed dramatically, the new adidas Originals Superstar Boost (releasing tomorrow) have been given a super-comfy and clever update. Hidden underneath the classic sneaker is a BOOST midsole; offering extra comfort and...
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STYLE
The Amalfi Slide
Loungewear doesn't have to sacrifice aesthetics for the sake of comfort. An ideal example: Greats' Amalfi slides make poolside strolls both comfortable and slip-on easy. The premium Italian leather upper and plush molded eva sole, however, deliver...
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Men's Lightweight Indigo Sashiko
Made from 100% cotton, yarn-dyed indigo sashiko, these slip-ons from the TOMS + The Hill-Side collaboration feature quintessential elements of each brand. Thanks to The Hill-Side's ties to Tokyo, the fabric comes from Japan, while the design of the...
STYLE
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...
STYLE
Bucketfeet + Jason Peterson's Photo-Inspired Shoe Collection
Thanks to Instagram, photographer Jason Peterson has amassed quite the following—which, unsurprisingly, has successfully transitioned into real life. In partnering with socially-minded sneaker brand Bucketfeet, his artistic vision has taken on...
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Seeulater Primeknit Sneakers
A new version of the original adidas Seeulater, these all-black sneakers feature a breathable, flexible Primeknit upper—meaning you can do even more in them, more comfortably. With leather overlays that are integrated with the laces, you'll be snug...
DESIGN
The First Futurecraft Shoe from adidas' Speedfactory
Not only is adidas making a push toward decentralizing their manufacturing—a move that will make truly local products in record (robotically-powered) time—they've also unveiled the first-ever shoe from their flagship Speedfactory concept production...
DESIGN
Scoping Out Customization at the New Balance Factory
Stepping onto the production floor of New Balance's Lawrence, MA factory reveals two important pillars of the brand. First, they employ hundreds of skilled workers from Lawrence and the surrounding towns to produce footwear stateside. Second, customization...
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