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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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Adidas is Coming Out with GATS

June 12, 2017

Adidas Is Coming Out With GATS

For those interested in German Army Trainers – otherwise known as GATs, which German Army recruits used to wear to…

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Ten Great Sneakers for Spring

May 1, 2017

Ten Great Sneakers For Spring

Every year around this time, I get an itch to buy a new pair of sneakers. Warmer weather calls for…

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That Other Adidas Tennis Shoe: Rod Laver

February 16, 2017

That Other Adidas Tennis Shoe: Rod Laver

The Adidas Stan Smith has been the sneaker of the 2010s (evidence: Phoebe Philo wears it on the runway in…

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A Guide to Retro Running Shoes

August 29, 2016

A Guide To Retro Running Shoes

In the 1970s, shortly after Japan fell in love with Ivy Style, the Japanese started noticing that American college students…

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What Does it Cost to Make a Running Shoe?

May 31, 2016

What Does It Cost To Make A Running Shoe?

Fashion companies are often accused of inflating their prices – perhaps none moreso than sneaker brands. After all, how much…

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My Favorite Thing: Dallas Penn

May 10, 2016

My Favorite Thing: Dallas Penn

My Favorite Thing is a column where Put This On asks stylish, interesting, and otherwise cool men to name their…

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Ten Great Sneakers for Spring

March 17, 2016

Ten Great Sneakers For Spring

Should we make this a tradition? Last year we rounded up ten great sneakers for spring, as warm weather calls…

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A Service Directory for Cleaning and Repairing Clothes

February 29, 2016

A Service Directory For Cleaning And Repairing Clothes

There’s no way around it – no matter how expensive or well-made, all clothes are susceptible to staining, tearing, and…

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Real People: Sneakers–Contrast or Go Tonal?

February 17, 2016

Real People: Sneakers–Contrast Or Go Tonal?

When I was a kid and went shopping for baseball cleats, white cleats were not cool. My parents, who can…

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NOStalgia: Five Resurrected Sneaker Designs under $100 Worth Buying

November 18, 2015

NOStalgia: Five Resurrected Sneaker Designs Under $100 Worth Buying

You can sift through garage sales and ebay for your the sneakers you wanted when a new pair of sneakers…

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Travel Shoes: How To Pick ‘Em & What I Picked

September 28, 2015

Travel Shoes: How To Pick ‘Em & What I Picked

I’m never more vexed than when I’m trying to figure out what shoes to bring on a trip, and my…

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The Science in Our Sneakers

September 26, 2015

The Science In Our Sneakers

PRI’s Science Friday explores the history of innovation and technology in our everyday sneakers. Interestingly, while sneakers today are more…

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How To Redesign A Classic: The Chuck II

July 23, 2015

How To Redesign A Classic: The Chuck II

Fast Co Design covers the recreation of the Converse All-Star, maybe the most iconic sneaker in the world. The goal…

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Kendrick Lamar’s Gang-Neutral Reeboks

July 9, 2015

Kendrick Lamar’s Gang-Neutral Reeboks

In my neighborhood growing up, the footwear of choice was the Nike Cortez. Blue and white for Sureños, red and…

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