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Li-Ning latest foray into footwear for Fall/Winter 2021 crosses the line of wild and chunky for a new lineup of trail-inspired sneakers. Footwear has taken a wild turn in the last decade. Sportswear brands have freed themselves from the shackles of tradition, opening up a can of worms that has changed the landscape of sneaker design. Thanks in part to collaborations such as Virgil Abloh's tinkering of Nike icons and Fen Chen Wang's Converse. Boundary pushing contributions from the likes of Mr. Bailey and countless in-community customs shouldn't be overlooked, either.
On’s core product line, which centers on Swiss-designed performance running shoes — both for the street and for the trail — is considered one of the best on the market by the many professional athletes sponsored by the brand. On also has lifestyle-dedicated designs, though it’s the brand’s ability to create functional equipment of a high quality that is the most likely reason for its recent success. Functionality and Gorpcore products have been trending for several seasons now and, with their popularity only rising among the mainstream crowd, it’s easy to see why On products are crossing the threshold between fashion weeks and ultra-marathons — even if they are made for the latter.
UK-based sneaker brand LMNTS has recently unveiled its five-piece footwear range for Fall/Winter 2021, which takes inspiration from “technical minimalism in its purest form”. Designed using clean lines and luxury fabrics, the rising imprint’s debut line arrives in a colour palette of contemporary blacks, greys, blues, and whites and various...
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For Ithaca sneakerheads, One Stop Kicks aims to be the perfect spot. The sneaker shop, which opened Oct. 9, provides special edition sneakers and an original fashion line. 20-year-old Christopher Parker, a local entrepreneur who graduated from Ithaca High School in 2018, began selling sneakers on Instagram and Snapchat in high school. He first resold his own shoes and later branched out to new shoes of different sizes and styles.
Sneakerhead is a relatively new term, but the concept is simple. A sneakerhead is a sneaker enthusiast, someone who knows about shoes, learns about shoes, and participates in the distribution and consumption of the ever-moving sneaker world. There are levels of fandom, to be sure. You can be a casual sneakerhead and know a lot about the construction of a shoe and the brand histories, or just really love a specific style of sneaker you stay loyal to. There’s also the sneakerhead who knows the minute and location of every new sneaker drop, exactly what’s getting updated and how much they...
The VEJA Dekkan Alveomesh trail sneakers are the French brand's eco-focused take on rugged outdoor footwear that will provide avid adventurers and hikers alike with a way to maintain their lifestyle when on their favorite routes. The sneakers are constructed with Vibram technology and make use of Amazonian rubber along...
Allbirds is well-known for its classic wool runners, although the brand has also expanded its offerings to slip-on shoes, weather-resistant sneakers, and now, a durable trail running shoe. Avid runners, hikers, and travelers looking for a versatile sneaker that can comfortably take them across a variety of terrains will want to check out this new launch from Allbirds.
KayyKilo & DaBaby “Yeah B*tch,” Jack Harlow ft. Static Major & Bryson Tiller & More | Daily Visuals 10.21.21
Even with heads like Dave Chappelle coming to his aid, DaBaby might still be on the canceled list for the time being but that isn’t slowing up his grind as he’s still out here talking that ish. Linking up with KayyKilo for her visuals to “Yeah B*tch,” DaBaby and Kay...
Sneaker collaborations aren’t anything new, but we’d be remiss not to report on the release of PUMA’s new The Suicide Squad line of sneakers featuring limited editions of Peacemaker, Harley Quinn, King Shark and Polka Dot Man kicks for the well-dressed DC Comics’ fan and/or sneakerhead designed by award winning comic artist Jen Bartel, and available exclusively on their online store here while stocks last. Which wasn’t long as it would seem all have sold out!
Vans keeps the collaborations coming this holiday season by joining up with A Bathing Ape (Bape) for a special collection. Hitting shelves next month is the Bape x Vans capsule that will include a new iteration of the classic Sk8-Hi and Authentic. The first style is dressed in contrasting white and black color schemes along with Bape’s iconic ABC camo graphic printed throughout the upper. The latter model features Bape’s inaugural camo print throughout the ripstop canvas upper combined with a white vulcanized sole.
Reebok celebrates the creative legacy of Charles and Ray Eames, the design world’s original power couple, by dropping the Reebok x Eames Club C ‘Monotone Pack’ sneaker today. There was a time when mid-century modern furniture was the stuff you found at your grandparents’ house in the suburbs, often stashed...
Balenciaga continues to dominate the luxury sneaker market with yet another take on its recently-released Runner sneaker, this time around dropping it in a rainbow-tinged gray colorway. Following on from the pink iteration, a Justin Bieber-fronted campaign, and the inaugural limited-run drop, this pair is without fail the most colorful...
Renowned sneaker/streetwear brand Stadium Goods has just announced their very first partnership with BAPE for special branded editions of the cult favorite “BAPE STA” and BAPE’s newest silhouette “SK8 STA” sneakers. The extremely limited edition collaboration is the first sneaker release from Stadium Goods. The brand has established itself as...