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Meet the Wings+Horns ZX Flux ADV X

One of Fall’s Best New Sneakers

The Vancouver, BC-based brands Wing+Horns has teamed up with Adidas Originals with killer results.

You wish you were this flexible

Nike Free Trainer 5.0

The Nike Free Trainer 5.0 is the latest generation of the footwear company's ultra successful Free (no, not that kind of free) line and was inspired by Chinese finger traps. Yup, you read that right.

36 gift ideas for the stylish man

12 Guys of Christmas: The Dapper Man

Nothing sets the teeth to rattling like the task of gift buying for a style zealot (except maybe an in-law’s icy glare). Rolled or cuffed? four-in-hand or windsor? Double breasted or single? Brown or black? Personal style is, well, personal; a faux pas can have lasting consequences. That’s why we’re throwing you a life line:...

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Not another pair of Sambas

Adidas Originals Beckenbauer

First issued in 1982 as training shoes for German soccer star Franz Beckenbauer (who’s now almost 67), the Adidas Originals Beckenbauer ($85) have been resurrected in Adidas’ Originals line with modern colors, full grain leather uppers and a grippy white rubber sole and toe bumper. We love the classic three stripes in gold on gray...

Style Pick: Tretorn Nylite Canvas Plimsolls

$55 | tretorn.com The Tretorn Nylite men’s tennis shoes, born in 1967, were regarded as the first luxury sports shoe. Natural canvas upper. Classic Gullwing logo. Textile lining and sockliner, Eco OrthoLite insole. Rubber cupsole.

Walk a Mile? Try Running 1,000.

UK Gear PT-1000 Running Shoes

UK Gear’s PT-1000 ($130) running shoes don’t look like anything special — at least until you notice the presence of the crown and sword logo, which signifies the British Military’s seal of approval. See, unlike your current trainers, a pair of PT-1000s are guaranteed to last for up to 1,000 miles of wear. The secret...

Newport, Welcome to Cali

OBEY x Generic Surplus Plimsoll

There are a million plimsolls (that’s British for rubber soled canvas shoe) out there vying to be your go to kicks for summer. These options from OBEY and Generic Surplus deserve special attention on your part thanks to how well they integrate classic boat shoe elements like work wear laces and metal eyelets. Their mesh...

Subtly Skater

Supra Belay Slip Ons

Fall and winter may be prime boot season, but if you love the feel of sneakers then these new for 2010 Supra Belay Slip Ons ($65) should work for casual occasions. Thanks to their slim low-profile and lace detailing, they’ve got a noticeably different look from the majority of sneakers found on every mannequin you...

Kenny Powers Endorses Them. Need We Say More?

K-Swiss Tubes Run 100

K-Swiss may be known for their classic tennis and street sneakers, but with theTubes Run 100 ($75)they’re hoping to change that. Sold in ten different color ways and looking aggressive as hell, the Tubes Run 100 feature a durable Aoasta II rubber outsole, stay tied laces, k-EVA midsole cushioning, and of course Tubes™ technology. Yeah...

Give Vans, Converse, and Keds a Break.

Nike Air Max Skyline SI Men’s Running Shoe

These Nike Air Max Skyline SI’s ($89) in orange blaze or lucky green are a good counter balance to the more neutral sneakers we’ve suggested for summer before. There are actually 8 other color options available in this style, but considering their darker looks we weren’t too thrilled with the thought of wearing them under...

Royal Name, Vassal Price

Clae Ellington

Looking for a comfortable but stylish alternative to Converse or Vans sneakers? Take a gander at the Clae Ellington ($95). Made from either canvas or leather, both materials enhance the shoe’s silhouette in different ways (styles and colorways after the jump) The leather is distinctly more modern, like the Generic Surplus Chukkas we featured a...

Beijing Style You Can Now Call Your Own

Warrior Footwear Classics

Since 1935, Warrior Footwear has been a household name in China. Known as one of the original sporting shoe brands for Chinese athletes, not much has changed with these shoes despite the years that have passed, except that American’s now too have the chance to call a pair their own. That’s because two American exchange...

It's All in The Details

Gucci Retro Leather Trainers

It’s time to throw pragmatism out the window, or at least put it on hold for the next paragraph or so. Clean and basic, with perfect amount of color flash for standing out in sea of Converse and Vans, these white lace-up leather trainers are a surprise find from a brand normally saddled in jet...

Funky Name, Funky Shoe (A Good Thing)

Onitsuka Tiger | Tsunahiki Lo Black

Originally established in 1949, Onitsuka Tiger has been experiencing a modern day resurrection and is riding a tsunami of momentum with fresh updates to their classic designs. Born from old school 1900-1920 Olympic Tug of War shoes, Onitsuka Tiger combines one part sneaker, one part chukka boot, and one part moccasin to produce one of...

Like It's Not Even There

Nike LunarGlide+

Most hardcore runners swear by their Brooks, Saucony, and Asics shoes. Nike, not really known for true runners, shows that the shoe behemoth has a few tricks up their sleeves socks with the LunarGlide+. The LunarGlide+ is an extraordinarily comfortable running shoe for both fast and slow runners designed to make you forget you’re even...

Vintage Soles With Modern Soul

PF Flyers: Fly Style High Tops

Sometime after being developed by BF Goodrich in 1933 and after helping Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez escape the Beast in The Sandlot, PF Flyers reinvented themselves. Branching out from their functional roots, the company has aggressively sought to revamp the line to fall more in step with modern day street wear. Characterized by simple construction...

Athletic Gear Exactly the Way You Want It

NIKEiD

While we all appreciate having the best athletic gear, few things bum a man out more than showing up on the playing field and seeing three other guys wearing the exact same product in the exact same color. The updated NIKEiD aims to change that.

Converse 1HUND(RED) #79 Tokyo Police Club

Converse recently dropped a sweet new pair of their famous All-Stars this past holiday season. Spotted during some shopping at Bloomingdales in New York, this editor could barely slap down his girlfriend’s credit card fast enough. Read: present… I swear. These kicks are a part of Converse’s 1HUND(RED) initiative that brings together a hundred artists...

Winner: Gear Patrol KEEN Footwear Giveaway

We’ve selected a winner for the Gear Patrol KEEN Footwear Giveaway! Congrats Troy Hopper, you should be hearing from us at this very moment about getting your gift card for the Summit County boots you selected. Here’s what Troy had to say: The Summit County boot would be perfect for my family’s yearly boot hockey...

Supra Footwear

When it comes to buying a pair of sneakers, I’m on a mission. I probably own far more than I need, but rocking the same pair everyday isn’t my thing and as a Gear Patrol reader I’m sure it’s not yours either. As I’ve grown older and become a little more refined (ha), my tastes...

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