Footwear and Accessories

Nike's Broken Self-Lacing Shoes and a Lesson in Tech-Integration
February 25, 2019 at 1:55 pm

In 'Back to the Future Pt. II' we were all promised that, in the future (which is now the past, actually), we'd all have self-lacing shoes. It turned out to be a bit of a self-fulfilling prophecy, as Nike made the shoes Marty McFly wore in the year 2015 as a promotional product. As these…

The $30,000 Grammys Gift Bag for 2019 Has Some Weird, Wonderful Stuff
February 7, 2019 at 1:29 pm

We are pretty fond of misnomers around here, with Frederic Chopin’s “Minute Waltz,” which takes no fewer than 90 seconds to play, among our favorites. Since the Grammy Awards “gift bag” has come to include items valued at more than $30,000, we are tempted to add it to our misnomers list, as that thing has come to fit enough stuff to give Santa’s sack a run for its money...

Graphic Designer Hand-Prints 1,000 Pairs of Custom Flip Flops Highlighting President's Tweets
January 3, 2019 at 11:38 am

The internet has given us countless opportunities for education and growth as human beings. We can access information at the touch of a button. Arguments are settled in seconds. We can see metaphorical vaults of historical documentation from a little device in our pocket. It also comes with some double-edged swords, however. The permanence of…

Justin Bieber Debuted His Own Line of 'Hotel Slippers' and They Sold Out Fast
January 2, 2019 at 12:50 pm

Ever since he obtained megastar status in 2010, many interesting news bits have been afoot in the life of Justin Bieber. Each time the Canadian hitmaker steps out, it seems the press finds itself enthralled with another opportunity to track his existence, no matter if the opportunity has anything to do with music. Thanks to…

Post Malone's Second Custom Crocs Collaboration Sells Out in Minutes
December 12, 2018 at 12:33 pm

If there’s one key takeaway from Post Malone’s first collab with Crocs, it’s that his fans support any and all fashion choices the rapper puts out there. The 23-year-old artist launched his second collaboration with the shoe company last week, and the bright yellow clogs flew off the shelves, selling out in minutes...

Puma Is Making Pepsi Cool Through Limited Branded Footwear, Apparel
November 9, 2018 at 12:50 pm

The apparel game is all about hype these days. Hype comes from one major source: exclusivity. It’s the reason brands like Supreme and Palace can charge big bucks for items that, on the surface, don't look like anything special. That’s not even taking into account the resale economy, which is its own little cottage industry.…

Post Malone Has His Own Branded Crocs (With Custom Charms) and They Sold Out Immediately
November 7, 2018 at 12:37 pm

When rapper Post Malone announced a new collaboration last week, we naturally assumed it would be music-related. To our surprise, the famous artist, popular for songs like "Rockstar," "Congratulations," "Better Now" and others, had actually partnered with Crocs to create the Post Malone x Crocs Dimitri Clog, complete with a variety of charms. And Crocs are making a comeback, too...

Sock Club Announces Ongoing Partnership with Delivering Good, Promises to Donate At Least 3,000 Pairs of Socks Per Quarter
September 5, 2018 at 1:59 pm

Sock Club, the sock designer and manufacturer based in Austin, Texas, is partnering up with Delivering Good, a New York City-based nonprofit specializing in distributing new product donations from hundreds of companies in the fashion, home and children’s industries. This partnership is designed to be an ongoing relationship between the two companies. Sock Club has…