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END. x Barbour Re-Engineered Collection

A mainstay of British fashion since the South Shields-based brand was founded by John Barbour in 1894, Barbour have become synonymous with hard-wearing but stylish outerwear with a functional outlook for more than a century. Teaming up with END., the retailer and global fashion label envisage a contemporary interpretation of two iconic garments from the Barbour archive. Showcasing a joint vision of functionality with a…

Nike FlyEase: Making Shoes Easier for Everyone

The latest from Nike FlyEase includes the Zoom UNVRS, Air Jordan 1 FlyEase and Air Zoom Pegasus FlyEase. Check nike.com for availability. Nike FlyEase is an example of how sustained development and research focused on a set of specific needs can advance footwear for a wider spectrum of people. It is not about singular solutions. Instead, FlyEase is driven by a design ethos that champions the value…

Nike ISPA Air Max 720: Made for the Streets

The ethos is now well established: ISPA uses NIKE, Inc.’s robust portfolio of innovations to solve for the challenges of city life. These challenges are as varied as the human-made environment, and in the case of the Nike ISPA Air Max 720, the design decisions serve to stabilize Nike’s tallest Air unit and safeguard it from bumps and bruises.  What bumps and bruises? Think jostling…

Drew Henderson x Nike Air Force 1 Low “ALL FOR 1” Chicago

Drew Henderson’s barbershop, No Cuts No Glory, is representative of Chicago’s de facto meeting places. Within the barbershop, sports, politics and more are debated. Preparations for celebrations are made. And, most important, bonds are forged across the community.  Henderson and his shop are also inspiration for the latest Chicago-specific Air Force 1, the AF-1 ALL FOR 1 – CHICAGO. The shoe incorporates a…

Nike ISPA Joyride Envelope

The tooling from the Nike Joyride NSW Setter (the “muscle car” of the Joyride family) offers a plush three-pod cushioning system. However, its upper, while tough, isn’t designed for quickly taking on and off, which can be difficult when attending dinner parties at shoes-off apartments or trying to navigate dressing rooms at packed sample sales. ISPA answers for these peculiarities of urban…

Lauren Halsey x Nike Air Force 1 High “ALL FOR 1” Los Angeles

South Central LA artist Lauren Halsey knows what it means to create with authenticity. Halsey is hailed in her community for combining vibrant elements of found, fabricated and handmade objects from around the city to build densely textured installations and monuments. Her sculptures are inscribed with sentiments from the LA community, aimed at authentically and poetically rewriting the narrative on both a…

Nike Air Max 97 Utility “Electric Green”

Nike Sportswear has upgraded the Air Max 97 with a utility build for taking on cold-weather. Durable Traction A full-length rubber outsole has been reengineered to provide greater traction, while the rubberized heel and OG synthetic overlays add durability. Dry Warmth VAC-Tech construction on the molded synthetic upper provides dry warmth in any conditions. Color options to pick up the kicks include…

Nike Air Max 720 ISPA “Summit White/Racer Blue”

Improvise, Scavenge, Protect and Adapt just got bigger. The Air Max 720 iSPA merges the Air Max Lineage with iSPA’s next offering, while pushing the boundaries of design. Blending performance with utility, its lightweight upper is ventilated through mesh pockets, and the studded outsole provides extra durability. The TPU heel clip comes with an alternative option and is removable so you can…