Articles by: John Kim

Freshness Curated: 10 New York Surf and Skate Shops

Skateboarding may have been born on the Left Coast, but California no longer holds dominion over the sport. New York City has had its own skate culture for decades now, and like many aspects of the Big Apple, skateboarding in New York is self-contained, distinct from any …

Nike Air Huarache Light OG “Curry”

Originally previewed here, the Nike Air Huarache Light in a classic “Curry” colorway is arriving now in stores. The instantly identifiable shade that covers the shoe’s suede bits are a dead giveaway to its inspiration — namely, the legendary Nike Air Max 1 from 2003, finished in the same …

Warby Parker Luminary Collection

Warby Parker goes the metal route with its new collection, featuring frames constructed from premium quality Japanese titanium. Dubbed the Luminary Collection, the five-piece range — comprising the Lionel, Abbot, York, Dempsey and Upshaw styles — are made with designs inspired by artists and icons from the …

monkey time x ASICS Gel Lyte V “Lights & Shadows”

This season finds the ASICS Gel Lyte V spotlighted in a new collaboration, one made in partnership with Japan’s monkey time, a sub-brand of United Arrows. Dubbed “Lights & Shadows,” the shoe features a simple black and white color scheme that takes inspiration from the classic noir films of …

Filling Pieces Low Top “Splash”

Amsterdam’s Filling Pieces looks to American artist Jackson Pollock for this latest edition of its classic Low Top. Fittingly dubbed “Splash,” the minimalist white leather build is inspired by Pollock’s iconic “No. 5, 1948,” the painting originally rendered on fibreboard with splashes of liquid synthetic resin paint. Similar paint splatters cover …

Cole Haan Camo Canvas Pinch Weekender

The Pinch Weekender slip-on — Cole Haan‘s modern take on the classic penny loafer — fuses classic American style with Cole Haan’s legendary craftsmanship. The Pinch moniker references the way in which cobblers used to manually pinch the leather as it’s sewn together, while the crustacean logo on the …

10 Iconic Red Wing Models

Some brands have been around long enough that their reputation is built into their name. That’s certainly the case with Red Wing Heritage, the Minnesota-based company that’s been making sturdy work boots for over a hundred years. Recognizing a need for functional, purpose-driven footwear, Red Wing developed …

BMW Apollo Streamliner Motorcycle Concept

As envisaged by industrial designer Mehmet Doruk, the BMW Apollo Streamliner Motorcylce Concept isn’t built for daily usage, which isn’t surprising considering its otherworldly appearance. Instead, the concept is engineered to take down salt flat speed records. While the front half is clearly built for speed, the back half …

Nike Kyrie 1 “Home”

Home court advantage is a crucial factor during the NBA playoffs, and this latest “Home” colorway of the Nike Kyrie 1 honors the Cleveland point guard’s home court. The mid-top features a predominantly white Hyperfuse upper and matching white molded heel counter, with contrasting pops of black at …