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July 18, 2018 Briefings By

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Few things in your closet will get more wear than a versatile pair of shoes. While there are countless options available, island-inspired Olukai has upped the ante with The Nalukai Collection by building them all on a sneaker platform.

The five shoes all have a lightweight feel thanks to their compression-molded EVA midsoles, which add plenty of comfort as well. Each shoe brings the wearer a lot more than meets the eye — from the premium leather upper of the Nalukai Boot, to the smart use of waxed cotton canvas for the Nalukai Kapa Boot to the more casual Nalukai Lace Up sneaker with OluKai’s signature Drop-in Heel — because OluKai focuses on creating shoes that act like sneakers but look like so much more.

New & Noteworthy Releases

Ikepod Returns with a New Focus on Affordability
Ikepod Returns with a New Focus on Affordability

Ikepod's new watches will use quartz movements and cost well under $1,000.

Exclusive: This New Pocket Knife Is the First of Its Kind
Exclusive: This New Pocket Knife Is the First of Its Kind

Best Made Co. and its parent company Bolt Threads have collaborated to bring synthetic spider silk into a new pocket knife.

The Most Iconic Bond Car Is Now a Functional Lego Set
The Most Iconic Bond Car Is Now a Functional Lego Set

Lego dialed it up to 11 (or, at least 007) with the 1,295-piece James Bond Aston Martin DB5.

Klipsch’s High-End Soundbar Brings Bespoke Beauty to Your Home Theater
Klipsch’s High-End Soundbar Brings Bespoke Beauty to Your Home Theater

You won't find a more gorgeous soundbar.

Nike’s Newest Running Shoe Brings Its Fastest Technology to the Masses
Nike’s Newest Running Shoe Brings Its Fastest Technology to the Masses

Get ready to fly in one of the lightest and cushioned sneakers we've tested.

What Exactly Goes into a $275 T-Shirt?
What Exactly Goes into a $275 T-Shirt?

The Runflat Merino tee has a virtually seamless interior.

Adidas’s New “Running” Shoe Isn’t Great for Running — But They’re Still Awesome
Adidas’s New “Running” Shoe Isn’t Great for Running — But They’re Still Awesome

They look great and they're not as egregious as the last release, but I still wouldn't run in these.

This Is the Perfect iPhone Travel Accessory, Made by Mophie
This Is the Perfect iPhone Travel Accessory, Made by Mophie

Integrated Lightning cable? Check. Supports wireless charging? Check.

Want to See Nike’s Most Promising New Tech? Look at These Soccer Cleats.
Want to See Nike’s Most Promising New Tech? Look at These Soccer Cleats.

Nike's new soccer cleat is almost entirely mesh and flyknit, hides the laces and looks completely badass.



Fresh Deals


Modular Pens From Inventery
Save 25%: No matter how digital the world becomes, nothing can replace the feel of ink on paper. When in search of a fine-crafted pen, versatility isn’t typically one of the factors that come into play — but maybe it should be.

The Inventery Pocket Fountain Pen is a compact and adaptable writing tool, able to switch between fountain pen and ballpoint pen. It also features an interchangeable cap system for a clip, clipless or a stylus and keychain. That additional universal stylus cap for touchscreens and tablets makes it a modern modular apparatus set to tackle any writing task. — Gear Patrol

Get 25-percent off the Inventery Pocket Fountain Pen with discount code GP25.


Suitsupply Outlet Sale
Save up to 50%: Tasteful affordable suiting doesn’t have to be an oxymoron, and thanks to Suitsupply’s Outlet Sale, it isn’t. You can now save up to 50 percent on suit styles from last season, along with jackets, trousers, shirts and more. The suits feature quality Italian fabric and modern tailored silhouettes. Less expensive options utilize half-canvas construction while a few more costly styles are fully canvassed, and prices start at $249 for a two-piece suit. To shop the sale, use the code FINALSALE and search for available garments based on your sizes. — John Zientek


Frye Footwear
Save Up to 50%: Need a new set of kicks? Miss out on Prime Day’s Frye deals? Don’t despair! As it so happens, Nordstrom Rack is offering a massive stock of Frye sneakers, loafers, dress shoes and boots at discounts up to 50 percent off in a wide range of colors and sizes. Truly there’s something for everybody, and better yet, Nordstrom is also offering up to 60 percent off a selection of Frye accessories, including bags, belts and wallets. — Andrew Connor


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The 7 Best Bottles of BBQ Sauce at Your Grocery Store
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The Sneakers Our Staff Swear By While Traveling
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Not your standard factory-produced pants.

The 12 Coolest AR Apps for iPhone and iPad
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2018 Ducati SuperSport S Review: A Sport Bike for the Average Rider
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Ducati brings the upper echelon of its sport bike line up down to the entry-level.

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