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How This Startup Is Making It Easier to Buy and Sell Vintage Sneakers

As any purveyor of vintage footwear can attest, time isn’t always kind to precious sneakers. Materials such as polyurethane and the glues used to put shoes together simply aren’t built to last forever and are known to deteriorate — and in extreme cases, crumble completely — with age. That’s where startup Arkīv comes in. Established under …

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15 Luxurious Slides That Aren’t So Pool-Friendly

Pool slides have never been more chic. While the easy, slip-on-and-go sandal is typically offered in materials like rubber or plastic, designer labels are taking on the style with a more high-end spin. We scoured the market for our 15 favorites. Finished in luxe materials like fur, tweeds or embellishments, …

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Safari-Themed Men’s Shoes That Are On Trend for Spring 2018

The spring ’18 season is all about a sense of adventure. Men’s labels embraced safari-inspired motifs on classic loafer styles, adding fun elements such as dusty suedes, bold embellishments and animal prints. The trend was a look we certainly saw on the runways. At Dolce & Gabbana’s spring ’18 men’s …

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The Weeknd’s First Puma Sneakers Come Out Next Month

After teasing a sneaker collaboration with Puma in April, Canadian recording artist The Weeknd has announced the official release date for his first namesake kicks. Dubbed the Parallels, the high-top The Weeknd x Puma sneakers are set to drop August 24. The shoes have thus far been seen solely in …

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Why White Shoes Are White-Hot Right Now

There is nothing quite like a box-fresh pair of white sneakers. From glistening new Stan Smiths to blindingly bright Nike AF1s, it’s a feeling of a brand-newness that is universally satisfying (new shoes!) and grabs the eye. But lately, that same crisp feeling is being captured by designers outside of …

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A Gym Buff Tries Trail Running in Three Different Sneakers

I refuse to run unless I’m in the woods. Treadmills are painfully boring, and the thought of having to dodge cars and droves of people for cardio is unsettling. But the openness of trails provides an experience that’s equal parts serene and exhilarating. Ahead of the twice-annual Outdoor Retailer expo, I …

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