Thursday, August 26, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
As the northern regions of the globe start heading into colder temperatures, Nike SB takes cues from the autumnal effects with earthier warm colourings. On display is a small selection of what is set to drop from the skate giants, covering all silhouettes in the range from the signature Dunk Low, Mid, Bruin and Classic. Dropping August.
The business of counterfeit goods is becoming bigger than most of the industries that they replicate. This is the case with the footwear industry, as more and more sneakers are duplicated and sold for a fraction of the retail price. The New York Times goes in depth with the new article “Inside the Knockoff-Tennis-Shoe-Factory” profiling an Italian shopkeeper who unsuspectingly placed a Nike Tempo shoe order with a Chinese factory that took the shoes blueprint and created over 3,000 clones of the original sneaker. During the mid-1990′s, factory’s began to emerge specializing in knocking off brands such as adidas, Puma and the most replicated Nike. It’s estimated that for every one shoe created legitimately that two knock-offs are created.
Red Wing returns this Fall/Winter season with an even more industrial iteration of their classic boot. Red Wing has taken their classic look, and traveled further up the shin with their Moc Toe 8” Boot. The boot boasts functional quality with a Goodyear welted outsole, detailed stitching, and tanned leather.