Vibram’s new Sole Factor, Onitsuka Tiger sneakers, a Leica camera bag and more.

On the Radar

Reveals, New Launches and Gear

Vibram Sole Factor


Vibram’s new Sole Factor program aims to reduce waste and bring new life to your shoes. Regardless of shoe style, shape or original sole material, Vibram’s Sole Factor will slap an all-new Vibram sole on there starting at $75. Most times the uppers of shoes will be in perfectly good condition, but the soles will wear out and leave them destined for the trash. Do yourself and the environment a favor and breath new life into your old kicks.

ONA The Bowery Bag for Leica


Keeping your Leica M safe has never been easier with ONA’s new messenger-style camera bag.

Onitsuka Tiger Alliance x J.Crew


Onitsuka Tiger was one of the original sneaker companies, and their newest collaboration with J.Crew features a perforated suede upper.

Herb Lester Hotel Notepads


These new artisan note pads feature headings from fictional hotels like the Overlook Hotel from The Shining.

Prairie Artisan Ales Christmas Bomb


Prairie Artisan Ales’ newest Bomb variation is Christmas Bomb, a 13% ABV imperial stout brewed with cinnamon bark.

Urbanears Sumpan


The Sumpan is Urbanears’s newest earphone and features a tangle-free design and a range of colors.

Reviews and Buying Guides

Advice from the Crew

16 Best Running Shoes of 2015


Not to be used on treadmills or indoor tracks. Read the Review

The 15 Essential Books, Movies and Podcasts About Jazz


You don’t have to break out the sax to get an education in jazz. Read the Review

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Noteworthy Reads

Reviews and News from around the Web

The Wall Street Journal explores the question, “Is the Jumbo Jet Era Coming to an End?

The Atlantic goes in depth with the new Fallout 4.

Remember trying to figure out directions before GPS? Fast Company takes a look at these new maps, designed by Archie Archambault, that depict cities the way someone would have thought of them before the GPS/Google Maps directions era.

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Looking Ahead

What We’re Testing Now

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