The Greenhouse Effect

 

VFILES X FILA

VFILES and FILA have teamed up on a tennis-inspired collection for men and women – fusing the distinctive sport and fashion elements of both brands. The collaboration is the latest from Greenhouse, a new incubator from Foot Locker, with a consumer focus is on cool — not mass sales. Through the Greenhouse app, consumers get exclusive access to limited edition sneakers and apparel created by artists and designers such as Dao Yi Chow of Public School, vintage recycler Nicole Mclaughlin, Parisian-based brand Paperboy, and the latest — VFILES.

VFILES is an experience-based social networking platform that connects and empowers the creative global youth community. Asked how VFILES stays on the leading edge of this capricious culture, Julie Ann Quay, Founder & CEO, replies, “Be welcoming and kind, with your eyes open, and ears ready to listen. At VFILES we believe in three global languages: Fashion, Music and Sport. All three worlds connect in our collaboration with the FILA team, our two brands coming together to push creative boundaries, on and off the court.”
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Puffer Noir

 

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For those who want the warmth of a mountain parka, 

with a vibe for town, these toasty black puffers go from the slopes

to the street with a look that’s cool in any locale.

 

ROW 1: THE NORTH FACE MEN’S 7SE HIMALAYAN PARKA GORE-TEX $649. Based on the design the Men’s Himalayan Parka, with expedition level warmth for the most frigid locations, the 800-fill down 7SE Himalayan Parka is one of the warmest jackets out there — with lightweight, breathable Gore-Tex Infinium™ protection. It features removable 7 Summits Velcro patches on right chest and left sleeve, and comes with a lifetime guarantee.

MONCLER BANDAMA $1240. This shiny black Moncler Bandama is a down-quilted short jacket with a warm high funnel collar. What zips up must zip down, and it does into a wide lapel. Those same die-cast zippers are on sleeves for an extra style detail.

MARMOT WEST RIB PARKA $600. For both men and women, the award-winning, 800-fill goose down West Rib Parka provides superior warmth and wind protection for summit-level adventures. Insulated with the innovative 3D WarmCube™ construction of overlapping square baffles (check it out), heat is trapped in the surrounding channels so you stay warm no matter the conditions. Jacket packs into included stuff sack for easy transport and space-saving storage. Read More

 

Are These Beers Your New Sport Drink?

 

10 POPULAR NON-ALCOHOLIC BEERS

 
Runners take your mark, get set, go, HAVE A BEER! Turns out your favorite brew might be the best sports drink around — but before you start getting hammered after your workouts, we are talking non-alcoholic beer here…

Beer, as post workout beverage, has been marketed as of late to fitness enthusiasts — with craft brews like Sufferfest, whose tagline is “Will Sweat for Beer”, and Samuel Adams’ Boston 26.2 Brew, targeting athletes and weekend warriors. They are still alcoholic beverages, however, and not exactly healthy. Non-alcoholic beers are changing that, and gaining in popularity as a sports performance and recovery drink — thanks in large part to one of the active ingredients, malt.

Traditionally non-alcoholic beers have paled in flavor, compared to their alcoholic counterparts. Stripping the alcohol removes that beer flavor, and adding malt is what brings it back — along with all sorts of additional health benefits. Malt extract is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Some of you will remember Ovaltine — the healthy malted milk beverage that was a staple of our childhoods — which is still widely consumed in Europe by both adults and children. Read More

 

Orange Crush

 

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Halloween is just an excuse to celebrate our favorite fall color!

From bikes to sneakers, sunglasses to kayaks, and more —

brighten every day with a splash of orange.

 

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: NIKE ZOOM PEGASUS TURBO 2 $180. Featuring a featherlight upper and the energy returning Nike ZoomX midsole, the Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2 brings speed and responsiveness to your long distance training. The angled heel optimizes initial touchdown for a smooth transition.

ALEXANDER WANG CHYNATOWN PULLOVER $550. From the sporty Chynatown capsule collection, this unisex ribbed chenille sweater features an oversized fit for a stylishly cozy fall look. Pair with matching beanie!

YUBA SWEET CURRY CARGO BIKE $2199. We love a cargo bike! Run all your errands, big or small, on this pedal-powered cargo dream. The Sweet Curry boasts a light aluminum frame, extra-low rear rack, and nimble steering — for a smooth, easy ride even when you’re loaded to the max. Also check out the electric model Yuba Spicy CurryRead More

 

Longines Global Champions Tour

 

THE NEW YORK CITY STOP OF THE LONGINES GLOBAL CHAMPIONS TOUR

 
Last month, on a perfect fall Friday in New York, I hopped on the ferry to Governors Island for the inaugural Big Apple stop of the Longines Global Champions Tour. It was a short walk to the grounds, where a showjumping ring had been constructed, situated in front of breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty and the lower Manhattan skyline.

Along for the ride happened to be Bruce Springsteen. His daughter, Jessica Springsteen (above), is one of the top riders in the sport. Like the rest of us, he was en route to watch her and many more of world’s best show jumpers compete. Read More

 

Get in Gear for World Swim Day!

 

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CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: ARENA ELITE PADDLE $19.95; FINIS ALIGNMENT KICKBOARD $19,95; SPORTI PULL BUOY $7.95; ARENA POWERFIN PRO $49.95; ROKA XI $27; SPEEDO BULLETHEAD SWIM SNORKEL $29.95; TYR RACER-X GOGGLES $29.99
 

Happy World Swim Day! This international holiday encourages people around the world to be more active through swimming. I certainly have been this fall, as I recover from a stress fracture in my foot! Swimming, however, is a regular part of my fitness routine. It’s the original total body workout – both cardio and strength building – with no impact on bones and joints. Plus, if you’re a gear junkie, there are all sorts of fun training tools to improve your form and conditioning – and break up the monotony of just swimming back and forth!

Fins, hand paddles, snorkels, and more! We spoke to Dan Daly, C.S.C.S, former all-American swimmer, senior Equinox Tier X trainer and founder of EQX H20, about how different pieces of equipment can benefit any level of swimmer. A special thank you to Arena for swagging me out with it all – along with an incredible collection of swimsuits!  Read More

 

Daniel Arsham: Sport Relics

 

BRONZE ERODED BASKETBALL, 2019

Daniel Arsham’s newest “relic”, Bronze Eroded Basketball, was released last week in a limited edition of 99. Arsham is one of the most prominent and influential contemporary artists, with a cult-like following whose new work garners a buzz similar to a hot sneaker drop — and from a similar demographic. Like all of this artist’s work, this cast bronze sculpture of a regulation size basketball sold out within minutes of its release. Read More

 

Sport The Pink

 

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

This sporty collection and featured brands are doing their part to give

breast cancer the pink slip by raising funds, increasing awareness, and educating

on prevention. Let’s do ours by shopping pink this month!

 

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: K2 WOMEN’S 115C ALLIANCE $699.95. K2 has been a proud partner of BCRF since 2002, and has donated well over $1 million to date. Highlighted here from the new Mindbender series is the Women’s 115C Alliance, a lightweight big mountain ski that’s fat and floaty for deep powder days, but with enough camber for the hardpack (what’s camber?).

VANS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS SLIP-ON $65. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Vans has released a collection of shoes and apparel to benefit CoppaFeel! — a UK-based organization dedicated to educating youth on early detection.

RALPH LAUREN PINK PONY JERSEY RUGBY SHIRT $188. Launched in 2000, the Pink Pony Campaign is Ralph Lauren Corporation’s global initiative in the fight against cancer — supporting programs to help guide patients from screening and diagnosis, to treatment and recovery. Read More

 
 

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