Born from a partnership with Pittsburgh-based organization First Mile, Puma’s Erupt Trail running sneakers employ yarns made from plastic pollution collected in Taiwan, Honduras and Haiti. This silhouette is the first from this sustainable collection, but it’s also a continuation of a refresh of the Puma brand that commenced a few years back. Referencing design-forward footwear both past and present, this iteration offers high-performing tread and support systems and plenty of stylish finishing touches.
To celebrate their 25th anniversary, Chrome Industries has released a collection of limited-edition colorways for their iconic Citizen Medal Messenger bag: Old School, Glitter, Checkered Flag, and Neon Splatter. Referencing styles passed and biking motifs of yesteryear, these playful, high-performing bags celebrate the technically-inclined and design-savvy brand. Our personal favorite, Gold Glitter, adds a pop of color to an otherwise all-black bag designed to carry a laptop, sneakers, bike lock, water bottle, and more over one shoulder.
Made from bamboo, bio-based packaging, and a water-based cleaning solution, DFNS compostable sneaker wipes can buff off stains, spills, scuffs and dust from leather and vinyl sneakers. With just a few wipes, troublesome spots disappear and leave sneakers clean and even disinfected—as bamboo has natural antibacterial properties. Plus, the Amsterdam-based company employs factories powered by wind to produce each package. Available in packs of 30.
A compilation of both well-known and unpublished photos, Gordon Parks: Muhammad Ali, as the title simply implies, focuses on two instances where the incredible photojournalist (and author, director, and composer) profiled the prolific boxer. In 1966, Parks covered Ali for Life Magazine. In 1970, the pair reconnected for a feature in The Great American Magazine. Intimate and incredibly artistic, the photographed moments represent pivotal points for both parties. Parks, after this string of successful stories, turned to directing, writing, and composing—namely his Blaxploitation genre hit Shaft. Ali, in the throws of vilification across America for his polarizing views on war and race, appears more human in Parks’ pictures. The bulk of these photos predate Ali’s arguably most famous fights—1974’s The Rumble in the Jungle and 1975’s Thrilla in Manila.
Designed for windy and rainy conditions, Houdini Sportswear’s The Square is a shin-length wrap-style skirt that’s easy to take on and off as needed with a simple hook and webbing waistband. Made in Japan from 70% recycled and 30% face fabric polyester (the silent, water-repellant top layer), the piece boasts a matte finish that adds subtle sophistication. Just like a raincoat, The Square is wind- and water-proof, and is resilient to rips and snags. The lightweight unisex garment’s wrap design makes it extra functional, as it can buckle at various sizes depending on your outfit underneath. Easily stored in a day bag, this is a perfect solution for unexpected foul weather.
A recent trip to Japan during Typhoon Hagibis put this Blunt Metro to the test and it remains in one piece. For the cold, gloomy winter months, this umbrella comes in several bold hues to add a pop of color to a drizzly or stormy day. The sturdy design features double-reinforced struts that survive high winds and harsh weather. Its architectural structure is built to hold up over time providing a long lasting and sustainable choice.
The Skateroom and beloved artist Judy Chicago collaborated on this skateboard triptych—a limited edition printing of the artist’s “Return of the Butterfly” lithograph, courtesy of the Jessica Silverman Gallery. Made in an edition of 50, the three boards are seven-ply Grade A Canadian maple. Best of all, 5% of the proceeds will be donated to the Athens-based women in skateboarding non-profit, Free Movement Skateboarding; and an additional 5% will go to Chicago’s arts advocacy non-profit, Through The Flower, thanks to the artist waiving her royalties.
For ice-skaters and hockey players, the Re-Edger from A&R Sports offers assistance with several on-the-fly fixes. At one end, a dual-tip ceramic steel sharpener can whet a blade; in the middle, a replaceable honing stone can be used for de-burring. It’s a handy item that’ll even benefit ice sport hobbyists.
Constructed from waxed linen thread and premium leather, this lovely handmade baseball comes adorned subtlety with Shinola’s logo. Made in accurate MLB dimensions (courtesy of manufacturer Leather Head Sports in Glen Rock, NJ) the ball maintains a similar feel to those used in professional games, and will be ideal for pick-up games or on display at home.
Designed by LA-based art director and designer Sam Jayne, the Happy Games cap is a cheerful play on the Olympic rings. Embroidered onto the six-panel cotton twill cap, is the ever-familiar Olympic logo, but the bottom right ring has broken free, and is a smiley face—serving as a visual reminder to be a good sport.
adidas’ Terrex Free Hiker GTX (in khaki, sesame and olive) fuses the brand’s high-performance capabilities and advanced design with all the prerequisites of a sturdy hiking boot. Primeknit uppers, GORE-TEX lining, and boost cushioning all sit atop the Continental rubber outsole—which provides comfort and stability no matter what’s underfoot. Best of all, the sock-like fit keeps debris, dirt, sand and water out.
Made to celebrate MAAP’s ride with Semi-Racer in Brisbane (Queensland, Australia), the Bunya Brisbane Bramble Cap is part of the brand’s Field ride series—wherein familiar local routes are reimagined. Made in Italy from cotton and featuring a special antibacterial sweatband, the cap is one size fits all, but a scrunched elastic band affords plenty of stretch. Its bright blue, red and pink hues will keep a wearer visible on the roads.
Inspired by the announcement that the WNBPA (the official union representing WNBA players) would be opting out of its current CBA, under which they are grossly underpaid, Chance’s “Bet on Women” basketball raises awareness for the WNBA and its players. Officially sized and coated in performance leather with rich pebbling and deep channels, this ball works indoors and out and comes complete with a statement of solidarity. Chance also works with various organizations like Project Backboard, Enfants du Bénin Debout, and Hoops for Haiti.
Designed to keep you warm during rides in the coldest months, Pas Normal Studios’ one-size-fits-all neck tube proves heavy enough to combat wind, but is still comfy and flexible. Its Polartec® Power Wool composition means it’s fast-drying and breathable—so sweat won’t get trapped inside. While hand-washing is advised, this accessory shouldn’t retain odor, thanks to merino wool’s antimicrobial traits. Price is in DKK.
An 8.5-inch board dedicated to one of their team members, Canadian skateboarder Dustin Henry, the “Feline Vision” deck from NYC-based Alltimers features a dozen cats staring out with their eyeballs flared in a camera flash. The top is a purple woodgrain and sports the familiar Alltimers martini glass logo. Alltimers boards are of solid enough construction for skating on the street, parks or pools.
At 200+ pages, the sixth issue of Franchise Magazine features reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo (with a focus on his Greek upbringing) as the cover story. UK-based, Nigeria-born photographer Ruth Ossai photographed Giannis alongside his family in their adopted country. Also inside is a profile of Japan-born rising star Rui Hachimura, who is broadening the NBA’s fanbase by drawing attention from his homeland. With this and plenty more content, the magazine proves once again just how global basketball culture really is.