Tag: footwear

I Hope You Already Got That Pair of Kobe’s That You Wanted Because If Not, You’re About to Pay Stupid Prices For Them

Nike Kobe 6 Protro “Grinch” Photo: Panama Jackson On December 24, 2020, Nike (and I presume the Kobe Bryant estate, headed up by his wife Vanessa Bryant) decided to re-release the Nike Kobe Zoom 6 Protro in the green apple/black/volt-crimson colorway. The shoes, affectionately referred to as the “Kobe Grinches” (because of their super green […]

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The Funk Boutique: Celebrating Successful Black Women, Sustainability, and Sneakers

Photo: Jason Kempin (Getty Images) Everything’s coming up American fashion! The first Monday in May has always been known as “Met Gala Day,” when the most elite of the elite come out dressed to impress and preview the exquisite annual costume exhibit hosted by Anna Wintour and Andrew Bolton, curator of the Costume Institute of […]

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Nike and MSCHF Agree to Recall Lil Nas X’s ‘Satan Shoes,’ Which MSCHF Says ‘Already Achieved Its Artistic Purpose’

Lil Nas X attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, Calif.Photo: Rich Fury for The Recording Academy (Getty Images) The battle over Lil Nas X’s “Satan Shoes” has reportedly been settled. Following a temporary restraining order granted against MSCHF for its much talked about collaboration with rapper Lil Nas […]

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Adidas’ Pure Motion Sneakers Are 25% off and the Perfect Accessory for Sunny Runs

Adidas Women’s Pure Motion Sneakers | $53 | Macy’s For the next two days, save 25% on these Adidas Women’s Pure Motion Sneakers. It’s time to upgrade your old running shoes that probably had their fill with all the outdoor exercising over the past year. These light grey sleek shoes are snug but breathable. They’re […]

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Nike Won Its Motion Against Lil Nas X’s ‘Satan Shoes.’ They Can Thank Trump

Lil Nas X attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, Calif.Photo: Emma McIntyre (Getty Images) The saga of Nike and Lil Nas X’s “Satan Shoes” continued on Thursday, with Nike scoring a legal win against streetwear firebrand MSCHF. Three days after Nike filed suit over the […]

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Lawd Have Mercy: Lil Nas X’s ‘Satan Shoes’ Put Nike on the Defensive

Lil Nas X attends Vanity Fair and Saint Laurent Celebrate “Parasite” on February 07, 2020 in Los Angeles, Calif.Photo: Phillip Faraone for Vanity Fair (Getty Images) “Bloody shoes” may be Cardi B’s line, but they may now be best associated with Lil Nas X. The rapper born Montero Lamar Hill broke the internet last Friday […]

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Pour Yourself a Glass of Something Strong for Huckberry’s February Deals

Image: Huckberry Featured Deal: Yamazaki Tower Laundry Hamper | $42 Huckberry’s best deals of March 2021 are here! After spending the better part of the calendar year in a pandemic, I bet that your co-workers have probably seen every shirt you own on your Zoom meetings. If I’m right, then there’s no better excuse to spice […]

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It’s Air Max Day at StockX: Bid $1 for a Chance to Win Four Modern Nike Classics

Air Max Day RestockX Event | StockX If you’re a sneakerhead, you’re probably already aware that March 24 is Air Max Day. But in the spirit of the occasion, did you know that StockX is holding another installment in its RestockX event series? Through Friday at 12 PM EDT, you can place a $1 bid for […]

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Jump Into Spring With Colorful Sneakers From Cariuma, Get Free Shipping Too

OCA Low Top Canvas | $79 | Cariuma | Use Code DOWNTOEARTH Cariuma is a company definitely making waves in the sustainability space. They’re dedicated to fighting against wasteful practices that are rampant in the fashion industry. David and Fernando, the founders, wanted to bring all that to the sneaker game and to create thoughtfully […]

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Dear New Sneaker People, Just Because You Usually Wear a Certain Size Doesn’t Mean You Always Wear That Size

Photo: Panama Jackson It’s been documented here before, but the onset of the coronavirus over a year ago seems to have turned everybody and their mothers into sneakerheads (and ultimately rendering most of us winless at the SNKRS app sweepstakes). And while the sneaker culture (and folks attempting to become resellers; good morning to everybody […]

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The Essential Sneakerhead Starter Pack, According to Jacques Slade

If you’re even casually into sneakers, there’s a good chance you’ve seen one of Jacques Slade’s videos in your YouTube recommendations. Maybe you’re even a fan of his already—after all, Slade is one of the most popular personalities in sneaker YouTube or even sneaker media at large. Is it because of how long he’s been […]

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To Washington, D.C. With Love: The Commes Des Garcons x Nike Foamposite 1 Collaboration Might As Well Come With Mambo Sauce

My first experience with the Nike Air Foamposite One, released in 1997—we called them Penny Hardaways or Penny’s, for short—was on the campus of Spelman College during the summer before my freshman year of college. I watched a dude in one of the summer programs we had running (I was in a program for science, […]

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Is New Balance Basketball the Sneaker Brand To Watch in 2021?

Patience is a virtue. In 2018 New Balance announced its proper return to the world of basketball. The American sneaker brand had largely stepped away from hoops for a while after a period of relevance in the ‘80s and ‘90s when shoes like the NB 450 and 550 could be spotted on the court regularly. […]

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For The Next 24 Hours, You Can Save 20% on Athletic Wear at Eastbay

20% Off Athletic Wear | Eastbay | Promo code 20JAN Eastbay is on a roll with its athletic sales! For the next day, you can save 20% off orders $49 and up. This is a much lower threshold than the previous deal we posted, where readers had to spend about $150 in order to get a […]

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The Sheepskin Trenches: André Leon Talley Is Ugg’s Newest Ambassador

Screenshot: Ugg (YouTube) You may consider them “Ugg-ly” (sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves), but André Leon Talley, former Vogue editor-at-large turned bestselling author of 2020’s The Chiffon Trenches considers his “wardrobes upon wardrobes of Ugg” footwear “comfort food for [his] feet,” according to a press release announcing him as the new face of the brand […]

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Rihanna, Aurora James and Cardi B Step Into Honors at Star-Studded Footwear News Achievement Awards

Rihanna, left; Aurora James; Cardi BPhoto: Dimitrios Kambouris (Getty Images), Rachel Murray (Getty Images), Dia Dipasupil (Getty Images) This year may have not been one of our most winning, but there are still achievements to celebrate; particularly the handful of designers who harnessed the energy and activism of the moment to compel substantive structural changes […]

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Sole Food: The Black-on-Black Footwear Collab Between Pyer Moss and Brother Vellies Makes Its Debut

Brother Vellies Creative Director Aurora James, left; Pyer Moss Creative Director Kerby Jean-Raymond.Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris (Getty Images), Angela Weiss/AFP (Getty Images) In the lexicon of “boy-meets-girl” romances, there is one love rarely explored: our love of shoes (foot fetishes notwithstanding). We also love nothing more than a Black fashion moment, so the long-awaited release of […]

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