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STEAL: Up to 70% Off Sale Styles at Nordstrom

We’re not going to pretend that the world has completely returned to normal because that’s still a ways out, but we’re trying to add a sense of normalcy back into our daily lives by dressing…

STEAL: Up to 70% Off Clearance Items at Huckberry

We love just about everything that drops in the Huckberry shop because, much like us, they’ve always been about the value proposition we consider most important–buy less, but better. Whether you’re talking about utility shirts,…

Save up to 90% off over 7,500 Sale Items at Nordstrom Rack

It’s no secret that Nordstrom Rack is just one big collection of items that didn’t sell at, or were returned to, Nordstrom. You love the clothing, shoes, bags, watches and everything else that Nordstrom expertly…

Nike Co-Founder’s Handcrafted Waffle Spikes Auction

It’s not uncommon to find pairs of old Nike shoes in online auctions, but it takes a particularly special pair to get Sotheby’s to create an auction just for them. Enter Bill Bowerman’s Handcrafted Waffle…

Supreme x Nike Air Force 1 Lows

Supreme just dropped the details on this year’s Spring / Summer collection. While there’s the usual amount of ridiculous–Leica binoculars, Swaroski crystal belts, MAC tool chests and the like–most of the collection is actually wearable.…

The Nike Space Hippie Collection Is Turning Trash into Sneaker Treasure

Whether you’re talking celebrity and athlete collaborations, material innovations or the classics, some of–most of–the best sneakers of all time have come bearing the Nike swoosh logo. As much as we’d all like to give…

Nordstrom Rack Has Select Red Wing Boots on Sale for Almost Half Off

We suspect the current crop of Nordstrom Rack sales means they’re trying to clear up valuable space on the shelves, but we can’t confirm or deny that for sure. What we can tell you is…

Oliver Cabell Phoenix Shoes Are 3D Printed from Recycled Bottles

There’s no doubt in our minds that Oliver Cabell is the best new sneaker brand of the past few years, but their recently released Phoenix sneaker seals the deal. It’s a stylish, airy shoe with…

New Balance 996 Collabs

New Balance enlisted the help of several Japanese labels and together they came up with some pretty rad designs. Most notable of all for us is this New Balance 996 kicks from nonnative. For its 996 Collaboration Project, nonnative took a simple approach, reducing the kicks to their bare essentials.

The focus is on materials, not so much the branding. Which is why the shoes swap out the large “N” logo typically found on the 996 in favor of a smaller, subtler “NB” logo. This is a radical choice, but a sublime and very calculated one. The change seems small, sure, but it takes a lot away, including the cruft endemic to New Balance shoes.

There’s also a hairy suede, something you don’t see everyday from a pair of New Balance kicks. The brand added a yellowed sole on top of the suede to make it look like a used sneaker from the ‘80s. We’re not entirely we’re too pleased with this design choice, but it’s something. This variant also has a thicker tongue plus elastic straps, which means you can wear it comfortably even without lacing up.

Other brands New Balance collaborated with for this project include United Arrows, N.Hoolywood, Beams+, atmos, and mita. They’re an oddball bunch — some drew inspiration from minimalist design choices while others took more risks. Still, any person will surely find something from this collection to like. But for us, nonnative’s simple, nondescript look reigns supreme. Hit the link below for more information.

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Nike Air Max 1 Sketch To Shelf

The Nike Air Max  1 Sketch to Shelf comes out this July 20 for $269. That’s a hefty purchase, but for good reason. If you’re a sneakerhead, chances are you know who Tinker Hatfield is. The designer has created some of the most iconic Nike sneakers of all time. However, it’s the Air Max 1, in its original University Red colorway, that’s perhaps the most iconic of all.

This variant started the entire Air Max 1 line, which to this day remains one of Nike’s most popular series. Nike is honoring Hatfield and the Air Max 1’s origins by releasing an iteration. One that’s literary taken from sketch then brought to life.

The sneaker arrives in this University Red colorway as an homage to the original Air Max 1. However, it comes scribbled in this raw sketch design gimmick that makes the pair look like a sample unit. You can look at this in two ways. Firstly, it looks rather rudimentary and unfinished. However, this sensibility gives it a homespun feeling. The “unfinished” splashes of red and grey on the uppers lend to a look of sublime in its rawest form. Add to that handwritten details highlighting each component and you got yourself a pair of barebones-chic kicks.

Make no mistake — this is a collector’s item. It’s hard to imagine masses flocking for this variant given its highly unusual design. If you want it, the online raggle is now open on END Launches until July 20. The price, as mentioned, is set at $269. Check out the link below for more information.

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