Nike’s Roshe Run silhouette has been nothing sort of an immense success; having seem multiple iterations and collaborations in only a few seasons of the style’s existence. Sole Collector recently released a video unveiling the true inspiration behind the popular design. Designed by Dylan Raasch, the Roshe Run went through 16 different design editions before one was finally deemed as being perfect. The inspiration for the silhouettes came from a Roshi Zen Master (“Roshi was changed to “Roshe” for legal reasons). A fantastic video full of interesting facts, this is well worth a watch.
The 50 Years Of Nike by the team at OutletShoppers.com
To celebrate the return of the Stan Smith, a host of international talent from the worlds of music, sport and screen came together to reveal what the sneaker means to them. The trailer includes anecdotes from actors Will Arnett, Max Greenfield and Ana Girardot; Tennis Star Andy Murray; singer-songwriters Sky Ferreira and Momo Wu, DJ’s Kim Ann Foxman and Terranova; designers Lucio Castro and Louis-Marie Castelbajac; as well artists Hisham Akira Bharoocha and Xander Gaines.
Footwear brand SWIMS has made a serious name for themselves by reintroducing the galosh to keep your standard shoes clean and dry in foul weather, and for Fall/Winter 2013 they add a new brushstroke print to their product to give it some extra pop. Complete with a shock-absorbing heel, tear-resistant material and ‘Intelligent fit’ design, these are a must-have for the winter months. Shop this pair and many other now at SWIMS.
Watch YOURS destroy their Classic Grey High-Top in a myriad of interesting, and entertaining ways.
Ultimate flexibility wins out. It’s advantage Federer in the Nike Free Trainer 5.0. And maybe it’s just us, but doesn’t this seem like a reference to the ‘Fly’ episode of Breaking Bad?
New Balance releases a video that walks viewers through the step-by-step process of shoe production at its Flimby, England factory. The pair of shoes seen in the video are the New Balance 577 “Farmers’ Market” sneakers, which feature tonal green suede and tweed interior, a reflection of its rural England origins.
Co-designers Tinker Hatfield and Josh Heard break down the lightest, most responsive, most technologically advanced Air Jordan of all time: the Air Jordan XX8.
Red Wing Shoes has been making shoes since 1905 and the brand is celebrated around the globe for its high quality and durable footwear. As many other leather products, Red Wing shoes need to be cleaned and conditioned every once in a while to ensure they will last longer. Such maintenance however, demands the right knowledge and skill for a good finish.
In online retailer Mr. Porter’s latest Video Manual they speak to Marc Hare – founder of the eponymous shoe label Mr. Hare. Seeing footwear as a “punctuation mark” of an outfit, Hare candidly notes that a pair of shoes is often times what a person notices first on another individual. The exploration into footwear showcases Hare’s love for his profession and the amount of time and effort that goes into crafting something that others believe should last a lifetime should they tend to it with tender loving care.