Tokyobike’s NYC Outpost

The Japanese bike-maker sets up shop with a crisp yet warm store and a cohesive collection of design items

Japanese bike-maker Tokyobike has steadily expanded from their HQ in Japan’s capital since selling their first bike back in 2002. Tokyobike has stores in London, Berlin, Milan, Bangkok and Melbourne. After a stint as a pop-up, Tokyobike’s New York store permanently opens in Nolita on 20 March 2015 at Bowery and Prince Street. Coming off a recent frame and shoe collaboration with New Balance, the …

Tokyobike + New Balance C-Series Collection

An exclusive first look at the design collaboration resulting in three new shoe designs and two new bicycle colorways

Established in 2012 to develop new concepts and designs inspired by various lifestyles, New Balance‘s Tokyo Design Studio is often responsible for the Boston-based brand’s more limited, buzz worthy introductions. With cycling recently put in their crosshairs, three new models (CM600C, CT700C and 996C) were developed under the helm of Design Manager Shugo Moritani, specifically for the urban commuter that rides daily, though with a …

J.Crew + New Balance 998 Independence Day

An American made collaboration with patriotic colors to match

When it comes to sneakers, it’s near impossible to beat a classic, especially for kicking around on summer days. As an ode to American craftsmanship and design, Boston-based running shoe pioneers New Balance and purveyors of contemporary American style J. Crew teamed up for a limited edition Independence Day 998. The classic New Balance 998 design—a longtime favorite of runners and sneaker-heads alike for its …