Articles by: John Kim

Extra Butter Presents the adidas Originals Vanguard Collection

adidas Originals looks to the great outdoors for its new Vanguard collection, featuring the ZX Flux and ZX Trail Mid. The ZX Flux takes on a maritime theme, taking inspiration from the depths of the nautical seascape, featuring a rare species print on the neoprene upper, taped seams, and a …

Kanye West May Be Unveiling Yeezy Season 2 Next Week

You’ll recall that Kanye West — this year’s MTV Video Vanguard award recipient and presumptive 2020 presidential candidate — unveiled Yeezy Season 1 in movie theaters this past winter, and it would appear he’s about to do the same for Yeezy Season 2. (Never mind that the …

ASICS Tiger Gel Lyte V “City Mobility”

ASICS Tiger has launched a new “City Mobility” colorway of its venerable Gel Lyte V runner, featuring neutral white and grey shades accented with pops of blue on the eyelets, laces, interior and midsole. The construction on the shoe’s upper is primarily suede, overlaid with leather side …

Android Wear Now Works With iPhone

Google made a wholly unexpected announcement today with respect to its Android Wear devices: namely, Android Wear is compatible starting today with iOS. Just download the app, and you’ll now be able to pair your Android smartwatch with your iPhone (as long as it’s an iPhone 5, 5c, …

Sneaker Con Detroit August 2015 Event Recap

This past weekend, Sneaker Con rolled into the Motor City for the first time in the history of the event. Detroit’s legions of dedicated sneaker aficionados convened in Cobo Center to participate in their requisite buying, selling and trading, while also showing off the heat on their …

Nike Air Huarache Utility

After releasing a slew of retro styles this past summer, Nike gives its iconic Air Huarache a fairly radical makeover to produce the Air Huarache Utility, set to hit store shelves in four introductory colorways. The build uses the signature hallmarks of the retro runner — including …

Shwood Introduces the Oxidized Collection

For its latest material experiment project, Shwood harnesses the visual appeal of a simple elemental reaction to introduce the Oxidized Collection. The offering uses two styles of the Canby frame, available in either Fifty/Fifty or Select versions of the classic silhouette. The former uses a premium Mazzucchelli acetate build, …

Nike Running “Modern Gold Rush” Pack

Nike Running introduces the “Modern Gold Rush Pack,” featuring a trio of silhouettes collected as a paean to the Santa Monica runner. This athlete is laid back until he or she laces them up, meaning the one place you can count on to find this runner is …

OTH x Vans Slip-On LX

Montreal-based retailer Off the Hook has teamed up once again with Vans, and for this go-round the joint venture centers around a special-edition Vans Slip-On LX, celebrating the shop’s 15th anniversary, as well as its dual Greek and Quebecois heritage. The Greek letters for alpha and omega — symbolizing …