Articles by: John Kim

LC23 x Backdoor x PUMA R698

PUMA teams up with the Italian fashion brand LC23 and the Bologna-based retail shop Backdoor for a premium take on the PUMA R698. Made in Italy, the shoe carries an upper built with white leather overlays and a light blue textile base, meant to evoke the craftsmanship of a luxury …

Converse Officially Unveils the Chuck Taylor All Star II

On the heels of our first look at the Chuck Taylor All Star II, Converse has officially unveiled the contemporary reworking of the iconic silhouette. The design team who took on the task took pains to respect the history of a sneaker born in 1917, while also recognizing …

adidas Originals by Pharrell Williams Supershell “Artwork” Collection

Pharrell Williams‘ ongoing collaboration with adidas Originals continues in Fall/Winter 2105 with the Supershell “Artwork” Collection. The project sees Pharrell hand-picking friends and creatives from around the world to completely reinvent the shoe’s signature shelltoe for the first time. The graphic artworks and designs that transform the …

Nike Air Huarache “Sport Turquoise”

’90s nostalgia is in full swing at Beaverton, Oregon. Nike has released a raft of retro ’90s sneakers this past year, many of them groundbreaking designs that would go on to solidify Nike’s post-millennial position at the top of the heap. One such shoe, the Nike Air …

Lexus Creates the World’s First Car With a Heartbeat

Lexus has come up with a novel way to show just how exciting it is to get behind the wheel of the Lexus RC F: the exterior of the car “beats” in time with the heartbeat of the driver. Conceived and designed by Lexus Australia and advertising agency M&C …

ASICS Gel-Lyte V “Rugged Winter”

The ASICS Gel-Lyte V gets a “Rugged Winter” makeover this season, featuring an open-weave mesh throughout the vamp and quarter panels. The light blue base is complemented with hits of purple along the suede eyestay, heel panel and laces, plus bright blue leather paneling throughout. White leather …

Red Wing Heritage #9197: 6-inch Postman Boot | Available Now

Red Wing Heritage has unveiled the #9197, a 6-inch silhouette featuring a black chaparral leather upper mounted on a matching black wedge crepe sole unit. The boot’s classic look is modeled after the 101, introduced in 1954 to deliver comfort and protection for policemen on their beats and postmen …

Revisiting the Cast of “Kids” on the Film’s 20th Anniversary

The summer of 1995 saw the launch of a small indie movie called Kids, written by a 19-year-old skateboarder and shot by a photographer turned first-time director. The film — centering around a group of NYC teens during a 24-hour-period — was nothing if not controversial, hailed by critics …

Reebok Aztec OG

Back in 2013, Packer Shoes teamed up with Reebok to release a special edition of the Classic Leather, featuring a distinctive colorway inspired by an archival Reebok runner from 1979. That shoe, the Reebok Aztec, is now set to be revived in OG fashion. At the time …