Jeff Staple on Making His First Book, “Jeff Staple: Not Just Sneakers”

Published by Rizzoli, this monograph doubles as a treasure trove of archival design and a guidebook to how it's done

In the world of streetwear and sneakers, Jeff Staple (aka Jeff Ng) is a man who needs no introduction. Founder and designer of the pioneering clothing brand STAPLE, founder of the creative agency Reed Art Department (RAD) and the brains behind the iconic Nike Pigeon Dunk SB, the multi-hyphenate’s spirit, style and story have shaped footwear and fashion into what it is today. Now, on …

Nike ISPA’s Link Axis Sneakers Are Designed to be Disassembled and Recycled

New from Nike ISPA (which stands for improvise, scavenge, protect and adapt), the Link and Link Axis sneaker models are designed to further the brand’s future in circular design. The sneakers are constructed from three modules that interlock rather than relying on glue, meaning they can easily be disassembled and recycled after use. Each style also uses recycled materials (including 100% recycled Flyknit and 100% …

A Sneaker That Grows Edible Plants

From New York-based independent material designer Stella Harry Lee, the Mircogreen Shoe is a prototype sneaker that sprouts edible plants from its bacterial-grown synthetic material. The project consists of crocheted shoe uppers, which have successfully grown radishes and lettuce seeds through everyday use and exposure. While compelling and vibrant, the sneakers also conjure a dystopian future, where climate change has decimated factories and resources and …