Nike’s Experimental 2020 ISPA Releases

The "Improvise. Scavenge. Protect. Adapt." label references previous releases while remaining future-forward

Launched in late 2018, the ISPA label (and acronym for improvise, scavenge, protect, and adapt) fits within the Nike Design Exploration initiative, a space for the “convergence of athlete data and digital design” to inform new and interesting sneakers and apparel. ISPA also references Nike’s past and acts a bridge between the designs that predate its inception and those forthcoming. The label’s logo—an amalgamation of …

Interview: PUMA Hoops Head of Footwear Design, Jeremy Sallee

Digging into the brand's reemergence in the basketball category

In 2018, PUMA reentered the basketball market with the unveiling of the brand’s first basketball sneaker in 20 years: the PUMA Clyde Court, named after the charismatic former NBA player Walt “Clyde” Frazier. Those sneakers reference a storied relationship between the brand and the beloved sport. Shortly thereafter, they announced a shortlist of high-profile players to ink sponsorship deals and Jay-Z as their creative director. This renewed focus on basketball …

Vans + Ghostly’s Detail-Oriented Collaboration

Limited edition Sk8-His and Slip-Ons that show off the best of both brands

In celebration of their 20th anniversary, CH favorite Ghostly adds Vans to its list of accomplished collaborators. Together, they’ve worked to outfit two silhouettes with the same energy and precise eye for detail that Ghostly brings to its countless creations—from cover art to package design to merchandise. The two brands selected two classic styles—Sk8-Hi and Slip-On—for the collaboration. With the Sk8-Hi, Ghostly’s contributions include a black …