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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...
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Polka Dot All Star Sneakers
With the familiar Comme des Garçons Play love-heart symbol on the opposite side to the classic round Chuck Taylor All Star patch, these Converse sneakers are a delightful mixture of the '70s and 2017. The shape hasn't changed, but the fabric is covered...
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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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JYUNI White Collection
Japanese brand Images on model courtesy of ASICS, slideshow by Cool Hunting
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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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CH Omakase 2016: Cole Haan GrandPrø Omakase Edition Tennis Sneakers
It's no secret how much we love indigo here at Cool Hunting. We've worked with Cole Haan for many years, admiring their technical innovations, accessibility, comfort, and the great people behind them. The kinds of people who, instead of laughing at...
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adidas + Parley for the Ocean Hits the Market
As with most devout sneaker consumers who also care about sustainable materials, we've been paying close attention to advancements in the adidas partnership with Parley for the Oceans—the environmental organization upcycling collected ocean plastic...
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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...
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Lexdray's Portland Sneaker Duffel
You don't have to be a full-blown sneaker-freak to carry Lexdray's Portland Sneaker Duffel, but if you are, this bag could change your life—or at least your weekends away. The carry-on size bag fits three pairs of sneakers in the inner section...
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Vans + London Undercover Collaboration Collection
Iconic skate brand Vans has teamed up with quintessentially British, luxury label London Undercover to fight the weather. As part of the Vault by Vans line, the range is made up of Sk8-Hi's sneakers and umbrellas—almost everything needed to protect...
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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...
TECH
NRG's Sneaker Composed of Repurposed CO2
"We recycle plastic, paper and metal; why can't we recycle CO2?" Paul Bunje, Principal and Senior Scientist or Energy and Environment at XPRIZE, asked. With that, a $20 million competition, the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, was set into motion a year ago...
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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...
STYLE
Todd Snyder + PF Flyers' Grounder Hi-Top
The continuing collaboration between Todd Snyder and PF Flyers keeps growing from success to success—and with their latest addition, a refresh of the Grounder Hi-Top, an original style from 1949, it gets even better. We have a lot of PF Flyer favorites...
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The Converse Auckland Modern Running Shoe
Despite a retro aesthetic that harkens back to running shoes of the '70s and '80s, Converse's recently released Auckland Modern is entirely present day. A previous iteration of the shoe's silhouette debuted back in 1984 for the Olympic Games in...
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Cole Haan + JackThreads Capsule Collection
Over the last few years, we've been very upfront about our love of lifestyle and accessories brand Cole Haan. The primary reason isn't just our appreciation for their technological advancements or design sensibilities, but the simpler statement...
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Primeknit Stan Smith Sneakers
All pink everything: this new take on the classic Stan Smith sneaker design from adidas is super-sweet and summery. Made from the brand's Primeknit material, this iteration of the shoes is much lighter and more flexible than its leather counterpart...
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Chuck Taylor All Star Pride Sneakers
Love, respect and equality will never not be in fashion. Likewise, Converse's Chuck Taylor sneakers have been a stalwart of style since 1917. Gladly joining the LGBTQ movement, the sneaker brand has created a 2016 Pride collection and our pick is the...
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New Balance 009 Sneakers
Borrowing style tips from the brand's own heritage 997, 998 and the 999 silhouettes, New Balance's upcoming 009 sneakers add a modern twist with innovative materials and thoughtful, tech-forward design. With pressure mapping for the midsole (making...
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Y-3 Launches Y-3 Sport
Though Y-3 is a beautiful collaboration between avant-garde Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto and global sportswear brand adidas, surprisingly, it's always been a fashion-first line. After 15 years, Yamamoto has thought it the proper time to go deep...
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Stan Smith Vulc "Happy"
Partnering with Adidas Skateboarding, West Coast retailer BAIT envisions the ultimate sneaker for stoners: the Stan Smith Vulc “Happy.” Stitched together from natural hemp and adorned with an earthy all-over pattern, the weed-themed shoes even feature...
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The Hill-Side Bridge Mid Sneakers
New from Brooklyn's The Hill-Side, and developed in collaboration with Japan's Kaptain Sunshine, comes a rather uncommon-looking laceless sneaker: the Olive Drab Bridge Mid, Kaptain Sunshine Special Edition. This mid-height sneaker cites the very...
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Roxie Lace-Up Sneakers
Certainly not your regular sneaker, Loeffler Randall's new Roxie trainers (available in two colorways) are crafted with hand-woven raffia, making for a very unique pair of shoes. Lightweight and airy, these are a super-styling alternative to basic...
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