Nike Free technology celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. Free paved the way for the minimalist running footwear industry, and also has provided us all with some pretty comfortable shoes for a casual option, too. In honor of Free's tenth year, let's check out the 10 Coolest Nike Free Models released so far.
Throughout the history of sneakers there have been some vital advancements in technology that have gotten us where we are today in the sneaker world. Without the following materials, cushioning systems, and concepts utilized within sneakers, we would still all be wearing Chuck Taylors on the basketball court, and would have far less options when it comes to buying any type of athletic shoe.
Hello! This is Zack Schlemmer, your new Sneakers Expert. I thought I would start out with the History of the Nike Air Foamposite One. Find out everything you need to know about one of Nike's all-time best selling sneakers--from its beginnings as Penny Hardaway's signature shoe in 1997 to one of the hottest retro shoes the brand offers today.
It could be an obscure, fashion-forward SAT question: Manolo Blahnik shoes are to women, as "fill-in-the-blank" is to men. If you somehow managed to come up with Nike Air Yeezy II sneakers as the answer, you'd be right - at least for the purposes of this posting.
Take a look at today's remarkable item, these Nike Air Yeezy II Sneakers Signed by Kanye West.
In an uncertain economy, buying several shoes to serve multiple purposes is rarely doable these days. Here is a list of versatile sneakers that work well in your kid's school gym, in the field, around the mall and in your neighborhood.
Check out more links for all kinds of sneakers for kids here.
Bring retro inspiration to life with the Saucony Shadow 5000 shoe. This classic sneaker sports a blend of patent leather and synthetic leather with mesh panels for breathability. The cushioned collar and footbed enhance comfort, while the rubber outsole of the Saucony Shadow 5000 sneaker provides reliable traction. If you're looking for a versatile running shoe without all the tech flair, this is as functional and basic as you can get.
Check out more running shoes from Saucony here.
Every generation creates a culture unique for its era. Whether you trace it to New York's South Bronx or the villages of West Africa, hip-hop has become the voice of a generation demanding to be heard. Not only does that culture have a voice that is loud and proud, it also has a very prominent style that is legendary -- and still lives on.
Here's a list of iconic sneakers in hip-hop culture. Back in the day, one could not truly represent hip-hop, without getting down in the cult "uniform".
Produced in 1968, the Gazelle's original purpose lies hidden in mystery and speculation. Its silhouette suggests that it could have begun as an indoor soccer shoe. The streamlined shape, simple styling and flat sole are topped off with the suede upper to create a classic piece of design. The Gazelle rose to fame in the early days of hip-hop culture. Groups like the Beastie Boys made the shoe transcultural, a cult symbol for b-boys, skaters and indie-rockers alike. Yet regardless of your preferred scene, Gazelles with fat laces were the slickster's shoe of choice.
One of the best places to study style trends is at the nightclub. Some common sneakers are found visible worldwide, while some are seen around certain countries, cities, or scenes. Here is a quick rundown of the most popular sneakers found on a night out -- everywhere and across the board.
Beater sneakers are designed to be worn for everyday errands. They're cheap, comfortable, lightweight, flexible, look cool with everything, and can handle plenty of abuse. Check out this list for the best kicks for kicking around.