Trailblazers

 

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Hit the trails in these lightweight hikers that offer the comfort of a sneaker with durability of a boot. Street stylish and trail wise, they’re ready to take on the toughest terrain… or just walking the dog in the park.

 
LEFT COLUMN: ADIDAS OUTDOOR TERREX FREE HIKER $200. Every element is designed for comfort on these boots: the adidas Boost that offers unprecedented responsive cushioning; the adidas Primeknit sock-like construction that hugs your foot; and the Continental™ Rubber outsole that offers extraordinary grip and stability with every step, even in wet conditions.

ON RUNNING CLOUDROCK WATERPROOF $229. The cushioning everybody loves in On Running sneakers hits the trail in a new waterproof hiking boot. Designed for speed, traction, and protection in tough terrain and conditions, they’re up to 35% lighter than competitors. Missiongrip™ rubber adds traction while lugs bite into trails and the Swiss-engineered FlexLock system lets laces tie traditionally or with a single pull.

DANNER BOOTS TRAIL 2650 MID $170. Available in the mid-boot shown here, and a low cut sneaker style as well, the Danner Trail 2650 series offers the lightweight stability, traction, and cushioning any trail demands. Inspired by the variety of terrain over the 2,650 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, the Trail 2650 can serve as a lightweight trainer or serious hiker no matter the distance. Read More

 

Lateral Objects

 

 

Production designer Stefan Beckman is highly sought-after by the world’s most prominent fashion brands, creating the sets and stages for such designers as Louis Vuitton, Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Coach, Tommy Hilfiger, and Bottega Veneta – just to name a few. Of note as well are his installations for adidas at Hypefest and ComplexCon — in addition to his editorial work for such publications as Vogue Italia, W, Love, and Interview.

Stefan’s latest project is one of his own creation, a home design line called Lateral Objects, which he has launched just in time for summer with a line of vibrant and sporty beach towels. It is just the first product in a series of home objects soon to come that will include beach umbrellas, glassware, trays, candles, matches, games, and more.

We caught up with Stefan to find out about his inspiration for Lateral Objects, as well as the hot summer pop-up he has curated, Heatwave, now open at Barney’s.

STYLE OF SPORT: How did Lateral Objects come to be?

STEFAN BECKMAN: I’ve always loved home design — furniture and accessories. I used to have a store in Soho called Property, and it just seemed like a natural thing for me to do. I love to challenge myself, and a lot of times I’ll take on projects I’ve never done. Maybe it works, maybe it doesn’t, but at least I’ve tried. I think the idea for the line is similar. It’s a broad category. I plan to do furniture and accessories, but if there is something interesting and inspiring to me, I can just do it.  Read More

 

Haute Boat Totes

 

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Ruggedly designed to carry all your daily essentials – gym, seaside, or office related – these 12 totes go from beach to town with chic functional style anywhere you sport them! 

ROW 1: OFF-WHITE C/O VIRGIL ABLOH CANVAS TOTE BAG now $639; BARNEY’S NEW YORK FRAYED TOTE BAG $175; L.L.BEAN LARGE BOAT & TOTE $34.95; ROW 2: FILSON LARGE GRAB N’ GO TOTE $150; COMMES DES GARCONS LARGE POLY TOTE now $99PUEBCO LARGE LABOUR TOTE BAG $45; ROW 3: RUE DE VERNEUIL CALDER COTTON CANVAS TOTE BAG $275; BANANA REPUBLIC LARGE TOTE BAG $59.50; HENDER SCHEME FUNCTIONAL TOTE BAG $405; ROW 4: ORLEBAR BROWN HOADLY CANVAS TOTE $295OPENING CEREMONY CHINATOWN TOTE now $31; BROOKS BROTHER CANVAS LEATHER TRIMMED TOTE BAG now $118.80

 

Sport Rx for Work & Play

 

 

Top rated sport eyewear brand and one of our favorites, Roka, recently launched their Rx line offering the same performance features and style in prescription frames as their sunglasses. Picking up on the Warby Parker model, now you can order up to four pairs of frames with Roka Home Try-On, and hang on them for a week. Glasses come with a pre-paid return label.

Super lightweight and durable, Roka prescription glasses come with the same anti-reflective, anti-scratch, anti-fog, and anti-grease coatings for which their sunglasses are known. With bendable titanium core wires to lock down fit, and their patented GEKO™ retention system, glasses stay in place no matter how sweaty you get and or how much you bounce around.

With 12 styles and multiple frame material options, just upload your prescription and voila — now you can look sporty and cool at the office or gym as you do on your bike or the tennis court!

 

White Walkers

 

 

adidas Originals has just launched the Home of Classics collection, bringing together 10 iconic court-inspired silhouettes, both archival and contemporary, to pay tribute to its lineage of classic white leather sneakers. Celebrating the brand’s most popular models, Home of Classics is led by the Stan Smith, Superstar 80s, and Continental 80 that have transcended cultures and generations to go from performance athletic shoes to coveted fashion sneakers. The lineup also features the Supercourt, Torsion Comp, S.C. Premiere, Nizza RF, Rivalry L0, and A.R. Trainer. 

 

STAN SMITH, THE MAN; STAN SMITH, THE BOOK

 

Highlighting a few of the models, the Stan Smith is perhaps the world’s most recognized tennis shoe, first released in 1973 and worn by the tennis legend namesake. The recently reissued Continental 80 was first designed in France in 1986 and remixes heritage with modern style in a tonal white on white colorway. The Superstar 80s represents 50 years of adidas court experience, taking numerous design cues from the archive and blending them into a new interpretation. The high-top 1975 basketball shoe Nizza Hi RF has been adopted by skateboarding culture and now features an essential vulcanized rubber sole.

Viewed as a whole, Home of Classics is a retrospective of some of adidas Originals’ most influential designs, and a testament to the timelessness of these sneakers. The collection is now available in store and online at adidas.com.

 

Haute Feet

 

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From Gucci to Prada to Miu Miu, designers (left) found inspiration

for their summer sandals in the functional footwear of the great outdoors (right). Fashion or sport, all are equally stylish, but we’re kind of prone towards

the originals — which are easier on the wallet too!

 

DESIGNER (LEFT): GUCCI LEATHER AND MESH SANDAL $890; MIU MIU STRAPPY SANDALS $650 CHLOÉ SONNIE CANVAS, MESH, AND SUEDE SANDALS $620; PRADA COUDBURST TECHNICAL KNIT SANDALS $650

SPORT (RIGHT): KEEN NEWPORT SANDALS $99.95; ADIDAS ADILETTE SANDALS $40; ECCO SPORT YUCATAN SANDAL $135; TEVA HURRICANE DRIFT $40

 

Game of Thrones x Adidas

 

 

Game of Thrones and sneaker fans rejoice! Ahead of the eighth and final season of the popular HBO series, adidas Running has launched a collection of limited-edition Ultraboost running shoes, each inspired by the noble families and warring factions of the Seven Kingdoms and beyond The Wall.

Six styles in all, adidas has reimagined the iconic houses and characters of Westeros in sneaker form. Each features a unique design and color palette created to represent the characteristics, colors, and details of the heroes and villains to which they refer. Details include their faction’s sigil on the tongue and motto on the heel tag.

Each shoe in the collection features signature BOOST midsole technology for unlimited energy return, a Primeknit upper for lightweight performance, and the iconic heel counter for adaptability and support. The adidas x Game of Thrones Ultraboost silhouettes fuse performance-oriented footwear technology with a visual aesthetic that celebrates the pop cultural phenomenon the show has become.

The limited-edition adidas x Game of Thrones Ultraboost will be available March 22nd for $180 at adidas.com.

 

Eye Candy: The Season’s Hottest New Shades

 

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In a wild assortment of eye-popping colors, this season’s new performance eyewear is not for just a pretty face. Aerodynamically designed for optimal vision, fit, and comfort, these 8 shades can handle the toughest conditions in which top athletes thrive – and with max style too!

 
LEFT COLUMN: SMITH FLYWHEEL $139. Flywheel unleashes a new eyewear era for outdoor enthusiasts with avant-garde sunglass style. With ChromaPop color-enhancing lens technology, and two-position megol nose pads for comfort, this unconventional retro modern shield has you ready to rock any sport with style.

ROKA SR-1 CUSTOM SUNGLASSES $210. Pick your frame, temple and nose pad from a palette of rich glossy colors, and lens shade of your choice, to create your own unique custom design of the ultra performance SR-1 from Roka. Also available in 4 other rimless and full frame models, these sunglasses are designed and optimized for road cyclists and runners. They feature patented GEKO™ technology for superior grip; a locked-down fit courtesy of adjustable titanium core wires; and world class lenses by Carl Zeiss Vision with simple lens interchangeability. Weighing in at only 24g, the custom SR-1 delivers an uncompromising sport frame for racing and training in over 42,000 possible combinations! Read More

 

A Simpler Time

 

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While smart watches may be loaded with endless functions, the design and simplicity of a classic analog watch can’t be beat. These six field and military inspired timepieces won’t answer the phone, but they harken back to a day when all we needed to watch to do was to tell time us the time… and do it beautifully.

These six won’t break the bank either.

 

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: TECHNE MERLIN 296 STAINLESS STEEL AND WEBBING WATCH $235. The Merlin 296 was inspired by military timepieces from World War II and based on a British Ministry of Defence design. Engineered with precise Japanese quartz movement and encased in stainless steel, it has luminous markers and oversized Arabic numerals for legibility. 

WERENBACH MODELL 5 $1500. Every Werenbach is made from real space-traveled rocket material. This dial was cut from the exterior cladding of the rocket engine, and in its original condition, so no two watches are the same. The Launch Sequencer scale shows the three stages en route to orbit, with time, altitude and rocket stages I, II and III displayed on the watch.

TIMEX + TODD SNYDER MILITARY WATCH $138. From the Timex collection by designer Todd Snyder, this classic time piece has been reinterpreted with a modern sophistication. Inspired by 1970s military watches, this fresh style features vintage dial artwork based on rare pieces from the Timex archive, updated with a contemporary case and strap detailing for a stylish look.
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Ten Icons Reconstructed

 

NIKE BLAZER BY VIRGIL ABLOH

Seems like every fashion and style journal you read there is Virgil Abloh, the man behind hot fashion label, Off-White. Last month saw the limited release of his collection with Nike, “Ten Icons Reconstructed”, one of the most buzzed about sneaker collaborations to date. Originally only five styles were available to a lucky few Nike raffle winners, but a wide release date of all ten has now been set for November 9th at select stockists.

The collection is a reinterpretation of ten iconic Nike styles, both classic and newer silhouettes, divided into two themes. “REVEALING” includes the Air Jordan 1, Nike Air Max 90, Nike Air Presto, Nike Air VaporMax, and Nike Blazer Mid; and “GHOSTING” includes Converse Chuck Taylor, Nike Zoom Fly SP, Nike Air Force 1 Low, Nike React Hyperdunk 2017, and Nike Air Max 97.  The editors at Hypebeast, the definitive chronicler of sneaker drops and all things cool, created this sliding demo of the original vs. the new designs, which you can click to view HERE.

So be sure to mark your calendars, and check out this list today of where you can grab a pair of these much hyped about sneakers: The 10 Global Stockists. The competition will be fierce and you don’t want to miss the chance to own one of the ten. 

 
 

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