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Vans defines L.A. style. Here are 10 of the best-ever styles and collabs

Vans defines L.A. style. Here are 10 of the best-ever styles and collabs

When Vans cofounder Paul Van Doren died last week at age 90, one particular shoe — a slip-on sneaker with a waffle-bottom sole and a black-and-white-checkerboard canvas upper — took centerstage.This is understandable; it’s the shoe that almost singlehandedly — make that singlefootedly — set the company on its way to becoming a multibillion-dollar action sports brand and it’s as instantly identifiable as a piece of branding as Nike’s swoosh is. It also does a disservice to the handful of silhouettes, and countless pop-culture collaborations in the last 55 years, that have earned the Costa Mesa-based, VF-owned brand a place in the hearts and shoe closets of millions of fans around the globe.LIFESTYLEPaul Van Doren, cofounder of Vans shoes, dies at 90May 7, 2021In homage to [...]

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How to get rich sneakerbotting

Inside the Business of SneakerbottingA 'botter' explains how he snags sneakers before they sell out.SRBy Sean Reynolds12.5.21Botter Boy Nova, a YouTuber and sneaker fanatic, has had a lucrative year. With resale prices through the roof, his sneakerbot army has helped him score some highly sought-after shoes.In today’s $60 billion global sneaker market, Botter Boy Nova found a way to capitalize even further. “The way I would describe my career is part-time botter, full time content creator” he told VICE News Tonight. “I show people on YouTube how I do it.”This is, of course, highly controversial not just in the sneaker industry, but in the retail world as a whole. Sneaker bots have been tweaked to buy Playstation 5s and RTX 3080 graphics cards, which for the last fe [...]

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THE TOP TEN
NIKE AIR FORCE 1S
AS CHOSEN BY TOP AF1 COLLECTORS
Sneaker culture as we know it it start

THE TOP TEN NIKE AIR FORCE 1S AS CHOSEN BY TOP AF1 COLLECTORS Sneaker culture as we know it it start

THE TOP TENNIKE AIR FORCE 1SAS CHOSEN BY TOP AF1 COLLECTORSSneaker culture as we know it started with the Air Jordan 1 in 1985, but it was already beginning to take shape in the years prior. One of the most important pre-Jordan designs is 1982's Nike Air Force 1, the brand's first basketball sneaker to use Air technology. Designed by Bruce Kilgore (who also designed the infamous Air Ship worn by Michael Jordan and was the co-creator of the Air Jordan 2, along with Peter Moore), the Air Force 1 wasn't supposed to turn into a mainstream phenomenon. It wasn't even supposed to make it far beyond the one-year mark, as retros just weren't really a thing at the time.As the story goes, Nike was convinced to keep the AF1 in production at the urging of a handful of Baltimore retailers. Touting the c [...]

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The AJ1 KO “Chicago” And Stingwater x Nike SB Dunk Low Lead This Week’s Best Releases

The AJ1 KO “Chicago” And Stingwater x Nike SB Dunk Low Lead This Week’s Best Releases

RELEASE DATESJORDANYEEZYSNEAKERThe AJ1 KO “Chicago” And Stingwater x Nike SB Dunk Low Lead This Week’s Best ReleasesMay 9, 2021 by Michael Le 3.75 / 5 4 VOTESThe Swoosh is taking this week by storm, dropping multiple standouts from Monday all the way to Saturday. If you ball, you might want to take a look at the Jordan Zion 1 ZNA that’s kicking us off alongside Stingwater‘s wild SB Dunk Lows. The following day, Tuesday, the Jumpman keeps it coming with the luxurious, quilted Air Jordan 35. The Nike LeBron 8 Low V2 Miami Nights releases alongside, further expanding LeBron’s line-up of returning icons. Come hump day, both imprints keep it coming: the Air Jordan 1 KO Chicago celebrates the brand’s history as a whol [...]

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Vans Co-Founder Paul Van Doren Dies at Age 90

Vans' Co-Founder Paul Van Doren Dies at Age 90

Vans' Co-Founder Paul Van Doren Dies at Age 90The footwear industry icon will forever be remembered for his mark on skate culture.By Elliot Santiagopaul van doren vans co founder age 90 info VansFootwear17 Hrs ago 33.2K13 Paul Van Doren, one of the co-founders of skateboarding giant Vans has passed away at the age of 90.“It is with a heavy heart that Vans announces the passing of our co-founder, Paul Van Doren. Paul was not just an entrepreneur; he was an innovator. The Van Doren Rubber Company was the culmination of a lifetime of experimentation and hard work in the shoe industry,” the company stated. “We send our love and strength to the Van Doren family and the countless Vans Family members who have brought Paul’s legacy to life. Thank you for everything, Paul. Yo [...]

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KICKS OFF COURTNIKE An Official Look at the Nike Air Max 720

KICKS OFF COURTNIKEAn Official Look at the Nike Air Max 720DECEMBER 10, 2018An official look at the upcoming Nike Air Max 720 has arrived.One of my most anticipated new models releasing in 2019, the Nike Air Max 720, has been spotted.While some may have grown tired of the Air bubble, I’ve always been infatuated with them and that really hasn’t changed at all. Despite being surrounded by shoes on a daily basis, the visible Air unit still does it for me — even after all these years.The Air Max 720 features Nike’s largest volume Air unit to date and its been implemented from heel to toe — trumping this year’s Air Max 270. Official tech specs are unknown, other than the Air unit, but it looks similar to the Air Max 270 which features an Injected Phylon midsole. Hopefully, that mean [...]

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SUDDENLY OBSESSED How Air Jordan built a $3.6 billion sneaker empire

It’s hard to imagine a sneaker more iconic than the Air Jordan. Today, retro Jordans of all types and colors sell out instantly on the SNKRS app and in stores across the country. In May 2020, a pair of Jordan 1s that Michael Jordan wore sold for $560,000 at auction. Jordan the brand has mastered the art of weaving nostalgia into current trends through collaborations with designers and artists like Travis Scott. Here’s how the brand built a diehard following, on its way to becoming a $3.6B empire.China And ‘The Last Dance’ Propel Nike’s Jordan Brand To Record $3.6 Billion In RevenueNike NKE -0.5% reported fourth-quarter and full-year results on Thursday that highlighted the negative impact of the coronavirus on the sportswear giant. Revenue plummeted 38% for the quarter amid the c [...]

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The Best Nike Air Max 97s Of All Time  DANE RIVERATWITTER

UPROXXStyleThe Best Nike Air Max 97s Of All TimeDANE RIVERA TWITTER CONTRIBUTING WRITERFEBRUARY 12, 2021How does a shoe from 1997 manage to stay looking futuristic almost 25 years later?No, really, we’re asking. Because Nike has an astounding track record when it comes to designing sneakers that look and feel timeless. The Nike Cortez (1972), The Jordan 1 (1985), the Air Max 1 (1987), the Air Max 90 (1990) the Air Max 95 (1995), the SB Dunk (2002) — the list goes on. Even Nike’s discontinued silhouettes remain hype-worthy, and that’s all thanks to Nike consistently calling on the talents of some of footwear’s most innovative designers.For the Nike Air Max 97, that designer was Christian Tresser, who had the revolutionary Reebok Aztrek under his belt and would eventually go o [...]

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CULTURE Why the Air Jordan 1 Mid is worth a shot. April 30th 2021

CULTUREWhy the Air Jordan 1 Mid is worth a shotEsh. S April 14, 2021The products featured in this article are from our affiliate partners. We do our best to curate items that are relevant to you.It seems hard to imagine, but Michael Jordan favored the Air Jordan 1 Mid. Here, we make a case for the unloved silhouette that sneakerheads love to mock.Michael Jordan rocking the 1985 Air Jordan 1 in The Last Dance.The Air Jordan 1 is currently seeing a resurgence, selling out as soon as it’s made available on the Nike SNKRS app. The success of the The Last Dance docuseries about Michael Jordan’s storied career, coupled with consistently desirable collaborations have made the AJ1 one of the most coveted sneakers in recent years. High and low variants are just as belov [...]

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