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 …

Interview: Nike ACG Senior Design Director Matthew Millward

Talking work with Errolson Hugh, the modern athlete and internal directives on the launch of the Spring 2015 collection

Blending complex, rich design narratives into every product is one of the reasons that, since it’s start in 1964, Nike remains one of the world’s most fascinating brands. A passion for innovation lives in the halls of the Beaverton, Oregon-based sportswear behemoth and it’s a creative culture that has made way for some of the most beloved athletic designs in history. While this spirit lives …

Three Blacked-out Boots For Fall

Keeping it simple but never basic with mixed materials in a monochromatic colorway

With the temperatures dropping and the days getting shorter here in NYC, it’s the optimal time to invest in versatile all-weather footwear. Opting for the color that truly does go with everything, we sought out boots in all black that could standup to weather while being dressed up or down. From the lightweight, cushy and tech-infused boot take on Cole Haan‘s ZeroGrand to Danner‘s time-tested …

Gore-Tex’s Surround Technology

The industry leader's new footwear technology promises the first all-around breathability and waterproofing

Staying dry inside and out is one of the core challenges designers and materials scientists face when creating apparel and footwear for performance in the elements. Oftentimes, breathability is sacrificed for greater waterproofing or vice versa—except in the case of Gore-Tex, a breathable and waterproof membrane material which is often the mark of performance in the outdoor world. Long used in footwear to provide lateral …