Nike’s New Systems-Based Approach to Basketball Sneakers

The Nike Greater Than Series caters to the individuality of athletes and their actions

Nike releases new sneakers daily, but their research and development teams are planning these years in advance. A surprising innovation arrives today, 31 March: three basketball sneakers born from the sportswear giant’s new Greater Than Series, which strives to produce footwear fit for several types of athletes within the same sport. In the same way that signature sneakers (for the likes of LeBron James, Giannis …

Best of CH 2020: Most Popular

Tech reviews, spirit stories, photo essays, sustainability surveys and more

Every day, we publish stories that cover a breadth of topics. In doing so we aim to appease and inspire our audience. From travel pieces and technology reviews to artist profiles and design features, our site’s subject matter mirrors many of our own interests and reflects our mission of discovering ideas and products at the intersection of art, design, style, culture and technology. Clearly, as …

Converse Unveils the Sustainable Chuck Taylor All Star Crater

Three sneakers reference Nike's Space Hippie effort, but remain true to their iconic silhouette

The 100-year-old Chuck Taylor All Star remains not only Converse‘s most popular offering, but also one of the most universally recognizable sneakers. The brand’s desire to develop the shoe with more sustainable materials could have comprised the classic style, but designers decided to “preserve the DNA of the world’s most iconic sneaker”—a brief that seems simple at first, but proves more difficult as you attempt …