Nike’s Classic Ultra is its low key answer to the Stan Smiths, but now it’s got its own style. The retro tennis shoe is modernized and should be a lot lighter and more comfortable with its knitted upper.
Inspired by the boots of 1900s linemen, these retro boots have full-grain leather uppers that have been hand finished to get a worn-in look. They also have memory foam footbeds and Vibram outsoles. Available in light brown and dark brown.
Incredibly comfortable and stylish shoes, thanks to their lightweight and shock absorbing Vibram Morflex soles, triple-density insoles with memory foam, and intelligently placed padding and reinforcements. Choose from rich full-grain leather colors, in smooth or nubuck finishes.
Nike’s newest running shoe is geared for extreme comfort. It has a one-piece knit upper that has a mid-height collar and reinforced at the arch, heel and forefoot for support, a thick Lunarlon midsole and a Lunarlon outsole.
The All Star Game variant of the Superstar Primeknit has a glow-in-the-dark coating on its rubber shell toe, tongue and the otherwise black knit upper, making for sneakers that are light in more ways than one.
This J. Crew import is a retro variant of New Balance’s classic tennis shoe silhouette. It has an all white leather upper, perforated New Balance logo and fleece lining. A nice alternative to Stan Smiths.
New Balance’s Football Pack is a trio of UK-made monochromatic shoes inspired by ’80s soccer boots. Two of the shoes are based on existing models – the 1500 and the 577 – while the Epic TR is a new silhouette.
Givenchy creative director Ricardo Tisci turns the Nike Dunk into a street boxing shoe. It has a leather upper, Lunarlon insole and memory foam in its tongue and collar. It will also be available in white/black and white/red. Drops 2/11/16 for $300.
The influential silhouette from Yohiji Yamamoto’s Adidas line remains fire even with the torrent of stylish runners and trainers, but obviously its outrageous price keeps it rare. This new all-white colorway keeps it fresh. We can hear it calling to us. Eating’s overrated anyway!
Nike and Undefeated’s Speed Destroyed collection celebrates the 50th Super Bowl with black and gold shoes and apparel, including an imposing varsity jacket with 50 stars at the back, an Air Trainer 1 and an Ultra XT.
Classic basketball shoes look nice, but let’s face it, they’re clunky and heavy. Nike solves that problem by updating the Air Force 1 with a fully knit one-piece upper and a foam-injected midsole. The result is a shoe that’s 50% lighter than the original.
The Metcon 2 is as light, grippy and stable as the original, but it has an extra cushioning on the heel area for a more snug and comfortable fit. Larger abrasive-resistant patches and a heel bumper enhance its durability.
The 2016 Black History Month collection adds bright colors and geometric patterns to various Nike apparel and shoes. The lineup includes new basketball shoes such as the LeBron XIII and Kyrie 2 and street shoes like the Roshe One and AJ 1 Retro.
Asics keeps up with the season with this retro take on the Gel-Kayano, trading the mesh panels on the upper for nylon and adding Gore-Tex insulation to keep your feet warm. The suede ruins the weatherproofing though. Available in all burgundy or all navy blue.
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