Nike Innovation Summit: The World Cup 2010

Nike Soccer launches an eco-friendly jersey, a new training app, and a high-tech cleat

As the 2010 World Cup nears, Nike gathered hundreds of journalists in London (CH included) last week to learn about their new soccer products and technology, helping to fan the flames leading up to one of the world’s most popular sporting events taking place this summer in South Africa. Held in the Battersea Power Station, a crumbling Art Deco building widely featured in album covers, …

Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait

Those looking for a highlight reel of soccer trickery or an artful abstraction of a star athlete were most likely dissapointed by the recent documentary "Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait." But the balance of action highlighting Zidane's skill, coupled with a more avant-garde approach to storytelling made for a hypnotically intimate look at one of the world's most talented athletes of our time. The work …

Umbro by Kim Jones S/S 2008

In his 9th season for Mr. Jones also uses the sole for African-inspired designs, like on the Runner Lo Vivafrican. Underneath a clear rubber sole, the detail should last past a few months or at least until you wear through the first layer. We're glad to see that Umbro has also held onto popular classics such as the Woven Leather and Runners but I like …