Converse’s Artist-Driven Urban Utility Capsule Collection

Bold new premium apparel and accessories designed with Slam Jam and Cali Thornhill DeWitt

Stepping beyond their basic but brilliant Essentials collection, Converse has unveiled the forthcoming 17-piece Urban Utility collection, stepping in to the outdoors-inspired urban outerwear game full force. And to mark the new line launch there’s a capsule collection of bold and highly expressive pieces created in collaboration with Slam Jam and artist Cali Thornhill DeWitt—both lending the collection a clear voice. Converse has included both …

Sabah House, Venice

The brand finds a permanent home for their colorful leather shoes in California

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 one might be surprised to know they have just recently set up this shop, though the story of Sabah goes back to 2013. Founder Mickey Ashmore was …

adidas Futurecraft 4D

High performance footwear with a midsole crafted through a process employing light and oxygen

There’s a process known as Digital Light Synthesis, invented by the California-based technology firm Carbon—and it’s unlike any other employed in accessories. Here, a pool of responsive, dynamic resin rests on an optical member (more or less a piece of glass) with proprietary technology in it that let’s oxygen through. The resin on top of that member won’t cure. Hundreds of microns above, light strikes …

Vault by Vans Capsule Collection by Our Legacy

Sweden's minimal menswear brand unites hardcore spirit and monochromatic coloration for the footwear icon

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 collection was curated and created by Stockholm’s Our Legacy, a menswear brand that’s ever-growing in prestige. Our Legacy co-founder Jockum Hallin took inspiration from the California hardcore punk …

Digitsole’s Warm Series

Bluetooth-connected, app-controlled, heated insoles

Many know the comfort and support benefits of insoles but French start-up Digitsole has gone above and beyond with their recently released “Warm Series.” The brand’s founder has been developing heated insoles for a decade, but this latest iteration introduces a major advancement. With Digitsole’s Warm Series, which we explored during CES this year, the insoles are app-connected by way of the Bluetooth, and a …