Articles by: John

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Michael Bastian x Hewlett-Packard Smartwatch – Preview

The problem with wearable tech is that the designs we’ve seen thus far haven’t exactly inspired ready wearability. American designer Michael Bastian aims to change all that, teaming up with Hewlett-Packard to create a smartwatch that syncs up with an iOS and Android-compatible app, enabling the wearer … READ MORE

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Bee Line for Billionaire Boys Club x Timberland 6-Inch Boot Preview

The Bee Line for Billionaire Boys Club has come together with Timberland to produce a reworked version of the classic 6-Inch Boot, featuring a read leather upper dressed with tonal details. They include red laces, painted eyelets, padded ankles and rubber lug soles. Timblerand’s two-tone yellow and … READ MORE

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Packer Shoes x Saucony Grid 9000 “Snow Beach” – Release Date

Hot on the heels of the slickly produced preview video, Packer Shoes has unveiled a detailed look at its upcoming joint venture with Saucony, the Grid 9000 “Snow Beach.” The following images draw a clear connection to the shoe’s design inspiration — a vintage Polo Ralph Lauren … READ MORE

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New Balance MX80GR

New Balance ventures into the world of cross-training with the MX80GR, featuring a modern mid-cut silhouette delivering exceptional ankle support, combined with a Fresh Foam midsole compound delivering a plush, natural and cushioned ride. Additional details include a no-sew upper, good for a sleek look and extra-comfortable … READ MORE

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Y-3 – Fall 2014 Collection | Styled by Wish

For Fall 2014, Y-3 has unveiled an apparel collection that features both performance and lifestyle materials, finished in a simple black and white color palette that’s equally understated and versatile. Technical functionality is present throughout, but this is a collection built for style and comfort, highlighted by … READ MORE

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BMW M235i – “The Epic Driftmob” | Video

BMW has produced a video that takes the flash mob concept to the next level, starring the BMW M235i and a supporting cast of unsuspecting onlookers. The setting is a roundabout in Cape Town, South Africa, where a number of BMW’s new rear-wheel-drive coupe — all in … READ MORE

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Missoni x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star – Fall 2014 Collection

Converse and Missoni have been creating eye-catching sneakers since 2010, and the two names have come together once again for a unique collection of Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars, all featuring Missoni’s signature zigzag designs. The individual styles comprise three iconic Missoni prints featured on two high-tops … READ MORE

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wings + horns x George Cox Desert Creeper

The latest installment from wings + horns‘ 10th anniversary project takes the form of this premium suede Desert Creeper boot from the renowned British shoemaking brand George Cox. Built with latter’s legendary craftsmanship and innovation, the boot features wings + horns’ signature 4-needle on a suede upper, … READ MORE

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Vault by Vans x Taka Hayashi TH OG Classic Slip-On 59 LX

Artist and designer Taka Hayahsi presents his 11th capsule for the premium Vault by Vans imprint, featuring a reworking of the iconic Classic Slip-On silhouette. Debuting in two colorways, the TH OG Classic Slip-On 59 LX carries a textile upper with leather trim details, and an aesthetic … READ MORE

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adidas Originals by 84-Lab – Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook

Acclaimed Japanese designer Kazuki Kuraishi leads the charge on the Fall/Winter 2014 collection from adidas Originals by 84-Lab, once again featuring a meticulous attention to detail, impeccable construction techniques and an expert blending of lifestyle and sports technologies. Standout pieces include the Padded Vest with Primaloft Sport … READ MORE

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The Wall Street Journal – “The Key to Selling an $800 Sneaker”

Last month saw the paper of record musing on the coming of age of the sneaker, and now it’s the Wall Street Journal delivering a bit of exposition on the high-end sneaker segment. Specifically, the piece focuses on Buscemi, the namesake brand of Jon Buscemi that’s made … READ MORE