Tsubo

Tsubo (pronounced with the ‘T’ silent) means ñ pressure point or nerve center in Japanese and is also the name of a design driven company founded by 37 year old british designer Nick O’Rorke and Patrick McNulty in July 1997. I thought some of the early stuff was a little odd, but the latest collection is really cool! Tsubo is said to be designed for …

Nike Laser

Crooked Tongues has a great feature on the Nike Laser Project. Basically, they’re using laser etching to burn designs in to shoes. To launch the project, Nike recently featured 6 models in their new gallery at 255 Elizabeth Street in NYC. The designs etched in to Air Force Ones, Cortezs, and Dunks are from artists Stephan Georges, Mark Smith, Chris Lundy, Mike Desmond, and Tom …

DIY Sneakers

If you have an ounce of do-it-yourselfer in you, try designing your own sneakers. You don’t have to worry about the hard part, just pick a style and the colors. Customatix has a bunch of different styles, the best of which are the skaters. (Thanks, Doug) Nike is now offering custom color combinations on over 30 of their styles.