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German Army Trainers, Now Easily Available Online

July 16, 2019

German Army Trainers, Now Easily Available Online

German Army Trainers have popular in men’s style for nearly twenty years, which is a remarkable shelf life for an…

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Thrashin’: The Case for One Sneaker All Summer Long

June 13, 2019

Thrashin’: The Case For One Sneaker All Summer Long

When you’re young, authenticity can be everything. Probably before Holden Caulfield whined about phonies, and certainly since, we judge people…

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The Rest of the Iceberg: How Sneakers You've Never Heard of Drive the Footwear Market

May 1, 2019

The Rest Of The Iceberg: How Sneakers You’ve Never Heard Of Drive The Footwear Market

Old skool to Kohl’s Skool. Want to buy Vans’ best-selling sneaker? You won’t find it on their website. Or in…

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Ten Great Sneakers for Spring

March 26, 2019

Ten Great Sneakers For Spring

In January of 2014, Karl Lagerfeld held a couture show at the Grand Palais in Paris, where he sent a…

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"N" is for Dad: New Balance's Classic Runners

January 24, 2019

“N” Is For Dad: New Balance’s Classic Runners

When we apply “dad” as an adjective to clothing (dad shoes, dad jeans, dad hat), sometimes we mean a literal…

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Guide to Cleaning Sneakers

July 30, 2018

Guide To Cleaning Sneakers

Summer is in full swing, which means your sneakers are probably getting a good workout. All those hikes, ice cream…

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Vans x Engineered Garments Slip-Ons Now Available Online

July 20, 2018

Vans X Engineered Garments Slip-Ons Now Available Online

A few years ago, Nepenthes debuted their Vans x Engineered Garments slip-ons to much fanfare. The shoes come in mismatched…

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Ten Great Sneakers for Spring

April 5, 2018

Ten Great Sneakers For Spring

The weather is starting to heat up again in California, reminding me it’s almost time for camp collar shirts and…

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Five Sneakers to Consider Right Now

March 1, 2018

Five Sneakers To Consider Right Now

I just got back from a trip to Florida during which I wore sneakers almost exclusively (the versatile, relatively anonymous J….

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Where Do Sneakers Go From Here?

January 11, 2018

Where Do Sneakers Go From Here?

If your tastes steer toward the classics, it’s a been a great decade or more for sneakers. Nike’s constant churn…

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Old School Cult Classic Sneakers

October 26, 2017

Old School Cult Classic Sneakers

There are three types of sneakers that get discussed in menswear. One is the sporty basketball high-top, the other the…

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Steve Caballero describes the origins of the iconic Vans from 1989

August 22, 2017

Steve Caballero Describes The Origins Of The Iconic Vans From 1989

  “As far as the design goes, I’d been wearing a lot of Puma Prowlers and Air Jordans so I…

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The Duke of Devonshire’s Chucks

August 11, 2017

The Duke Of Devonshire’s Chucks

Andrew Cavendish, the 11th Duke of Devonshire, was a master of what has been called the old British dude look–tailored…

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Restaurateur and writer Eddie Huang talks about Sneakers

August 2, 2017

Restaurateur And Writer Eddie Huang Talks About Sneakers

“Sneakers to me was the illest symbol of the American dream. The thing that got me into sneakers was, when…

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What Americans Call Athletic Footwear

July 13, 2017

What Americans Call Athletic Footwear

The US is pretty divided these days. Apparently, so much so that you can narrow in on the general area…

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