Tag: SNEAKERS

Zion Williamson’s Year in College Was Worth More Than He Got

Zion Williamson shouldn’t have to deal with this. In case you missed it, Williamson, now one of the N.B.A.’s brightest young stars, had his name come up in a lawsuit pitting Brian Bowen, a former top college basketball recruit, against Adidas. The news was first reported by The Raleigh New & Observer and The Athletic […]

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A FLAN x Cotton Cravings Collaboration Leads This Week’s Best Streetwear — Plus Travis Scott & Supreme

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the best streetwear and fashion trend drops on the market! This week we’ve got the exclusive details on New York-based streetwear label (and favorite of Bella Hadid and Marshmello) FLAN’s unconventional capsule with Atlanta-based Cotton Cravings, as well as new spring/summer sets from Peachy Den, Travis Scott’s big Nike […]

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A Ranking Of The Best Travis Scott Sneaker Collaborations, Including The New Air Jordan 6 British Khaki

Do athletes even endorse sneakers anymore? Don’t get us wrong, Jordan is still the biggest name in footwear. And when a hot new sneaker designer bursts onto the scene, best believe they’re going to want to put their spin on a fresh pair of Jordans above all else, so we don’t imagine another name is […]

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The Preachers ’n’ Sneakers Trend is Alive and Well and Spawning Merch

Ben Kirby started the Instagram account @preachersnsneakers as a gag in 2019. Mr. Kirby, then a 29-year-old MBA student and former Marine, had no idea that the result — images of megachurch pastors decked out in designer gear, juxtaposed with the price tags of their clothes and shoes — would ignite a widespread conversation about […]

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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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Chinese Shows Blur Western Brands Over Xinjiang Dispute

HONG KONG — Viewers of some of China’s most popular online variety shows were recently greeted by a curious sight: a blur of pixels obscuring the brands on sneakers and T-shirts worn by contestants. As far as viewers could tell, the censored apparel showed no hints of obscenity or indecency. Instead, the problem lay with […]

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Nike Agrees to Settlement with ‘Satan Shoes’ Maker MSCHF

A Brooklyn company that was sued by Nike over the unauthorized sale of Satan Shoes — an aftermarket sneaker that contains a drop of blood and was promoted by the rapper Lil Nas X — agreed on Thursday to accept returns of the footwear as part of a settlement. The company, MSCHF, will offer refunds […]

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SNX DLX: The Return Of The Jordan 5 Toro Bravo, Bad Bunny’s Latest, And A New Vans-NOAH Collaboration

Welcome to SNX DLX! Before we get into this week’s offerings, we felt like we should mention that the Frosted Blue Yeezy 500s are being rumored for an early Monday drop. We would’ve included that release here, but because it hasn’t been confirmed by Adidas we’re going to err on the side of caution. Our […]

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China’s Anger at Foreign Brands Helps Local Rivals

Tim Min once drove BMWs. He considered buying a Tesla. Instead Mr. Min, the 33-year-old owner of a Beijing cosmetics start-up, bought an electric car made by a Chinese Tesla rival, Nio. He likes Nio’s interiors and voice control features better. He also considers himself a patriot. “I have a very strong inclination toward Chinese […]

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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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Lil Nas X, Clapback Champ

One after another, they came with venom for Lil Nas X. The basketball star Nick Young. The governor of South Dakota, Kristi Noem. The rapper Joyner Lucas. Candace Owens and various right-wing Twitter personalities. Greg Locke, a Tennessee pastor. Fox News. Nike. They were clueless. Blissful, almost — lambs blind to the slaughter they were […]

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This Week’s Best Streetwear, Featuring A New Order NOAH Collection, New Supreme X The North Face, And More

Welcome to our Friday roundup of the week’s best streetwear! This week we have your whole outfit covered — from your everyday basics to your flashier outerwear offerings, to accessories like new shades and… camping blankets? Now that we’re comfortably in the summer season, we’re finally offering a selection of clothing that doesn’t sport a […]

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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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Auctions of Cars, Watches and Furniture Heat Up

Rich people who shopped too much used to be called collectors. Now they — and those belonging merely to the aspirational class — are all investors. It’s not just that they’ve spent the last year splurging on stakes in untested, newly formed public companies that have yet to produce products, much less profits. It’s that […]

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This Week’s Best Streetwear, Featuring New Travis Scott Merch, Louis Vuitton, And Uniqlo Face Masks

You’ve just landed on our weekly streetwear roundup, where we pick out the best of the week’s apparel drops in order to help you get your spring fit on point and get you ready to step outside looking your best. This week, for whatever reason, a lot of labels decided to dip into a ’90s […]

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SNX DLX: Featuring Bad Bunny’s Adidas Debut, New Yeezys, Jordans & More

Welcome to SNX DLX! This week we’ve got fresh new sneakers from some old friends — yes, we count Nora Vasconcellos, Kanye West, and Pharrell as friends of the series, wouldn’t you? — and some new, thanks to Bad Bunny’s first collaborative sneaker with Adidas. It’s a major step up from the reggaeton star’s Croc […]

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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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From Crypto Art to Trading Cards, Investment Manias Abound

“Most people are cheering, but at the same time, shaking their heads and going, when is the bust coming?” said Jane Leung, the chief investment officer at SVB Private Bank. One of those who bought into the frenzy was Matthew Schorr, 35, a lawyer in Cherry Hill, N.J. For years, he has been on the […]

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This Week’s Best Streetwear, Featuring New Nike And Supreme, A KITH Biggie Collection, Peachy Den, & More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the best streetwear drops of the week! This time around, we’ve got fresh collections from Supreme and Nike, who are joining forces once again on the heels of their Nike SB Dunk low drop from last week, a KITH collection that celebrates the legacy of fellow New York staple […]

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SNX DLX: Featuring Syracuse And Barley Green High Top Dunks, New Yeezys, Suicoke & More

Welcome to SNX DLX! We’ve got a pretty light week this time around, with Nike and Adidas landing almost every spot on our weekly list and few worthwhile offerings from the other brands. That sounds grimmer than the reality, though, because if you like the Nike SB Dunks, this is very much your week. Three […]

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Nike Executive Resigns Over Possible Ties to Sneaker Resale Business

A longtime top executive at Nike resigned amid questions about possible ties to her son’s sneaker resale business and whether he used a credit card in her name for the company. Ann Hebert, the vice president and general manager of Nike’s North America division, “departed” from the company on Monday, Nike said in a statement. […]

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Every Sneaker From Beyonce’s IVY PARK Adidas Line, Ranked (Including The New Icy Park Collection)

Kanye West may get all the credit for keeping Adidas on a competitive level with Nike, but over the past year, the three stripes brand has been working hard to prop up another huge name in cross-brand collaboration, a name that actually manages to best Ye from a pure fame standpoint. Watch out Ye, because […]

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