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Sneakerheads: A Brief History of Sneaker Collecting

For many of us, buying a pair of sneakers is a chore. But for a sneaker collector, there’s no greater joy than a fresh pair of kicks. Here’s a look at this growing subculture, whose members are proud to call themselves “sneakerheads.” From B-Boys to Sneakerheads Sneaker collecting got its start in the late 1970s [...]

New Nike Ad Will Either Amuse or Infuriate You

The word below the swoosh is “run”. Annie Chiu designed this and other unconventional street advertisements to encourage you to purchase Nike running gear. Link -via Blame It on the Voices

Nike produces ‘Back to the Future’ shoes

1,500 pairs of auto-lacing shoes like those in Back to the Future have been put up for auction by Nike. The iconic shoes that were worn in the films b…

Why Michael Jordan’s Fancy New Sneakers Cost $5,000 Per Game

Who doesn’t love Air Jordans? They’re favorites of everyone from basketball players to the fashion conscious. When the shoes first hit the market, though, they had a high-profile naysayer: NBA Commissioner David Stern. Nike released the first design of its instant-classic line of Air Jordan sneakers on September 15, 1985. On October 18th of that year, [...]

The Late Movies: Nike’s Slo-Mo Golf Ball Videos

In 2008, Nike put together a series of slow-motion videos in which golf balls were shot through various objects. The project, called “Nike Golf Juice Ball,” is surprisingly not very heavily Nike branded — it’s mostly about crazy slo-mo. Of course, they’re trying to sell their “juice ball,” so perhaps I’ve just played right into [...]