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5 Sneakers To Watch Out For This Weekend

What’s up sneaker family! Glad to be back to you guys! We’ve got a lot going on this week in terms of sneaker updates. Of course the NBA is back, which means new drops from some of your favorite players, and we’re rounding out October for what is going to be the start of the holiday season. I’m excited and I know you guys are. So let’s jump into these announcements.

The Wild Collective
The Wild Collective Capsule

First up, The Wild Collective, a female-owned, Las Vegas-based apparel company recently announced its exclusive, limited edition, sustainable collection designed for The Las Vegas Raiders. The drop featured six styles rooted in Las Vegas with designs made specifically with Raiders fans in mind. This is The Wild Collective’s first NFL drop, in addition to recent launches with the NBA, WNBA, MLB, the Las Vegas Golden Knights and multiple college teams, which you can check out via their website.

Billionaire Boys Club

Next we have another exciting launch from Billionaire Boys Club, and it’s just in time for spooky season. A playful take on iconic graphics from the brands such as the helmet head and coneman, the Billionaire Boys Club Skull Starfield Tee and ICECREAM Coneman Skull Tee are now available for purchase for $50 on the website

Alright now let’s jump into the sneaker we’ve got this weekend. 

1. Saquon Barkley x Nike Air Trainer 3
GOAT
Saquon Barkley x Nike Air Trainer 3

Release Date:  10/22

I don’t think I have ever included a signature release from an NFL player, and honestly that’s shameful on my part. So I’m going to change that today. Saquon is putting his twist on the classic trainers and I’m personally feeling it. There is something about this shoe that reminds me a little of the Jordan 4 “Sails” which I have never been able to get my hands on. The color scheme is nice, and the neutral tones make it pairable with virtually anything. Sick if you ask me.

BUY NOW, $495
https://go.skimresources.com?id=27667X1584577&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.goat.com%2Fsneakers%2Fsaquon-barkley-x-air-trainer-3-new-york-city-da5403-200
2. Nike Lebron 19 “Bred”
GOAT
Nike Lebron 19 “Bred”

Release Date: 10/22

Okay Bron! We’re starting the season off with simplicity. A solid black and red sneaker with a hint of silver is a classic basketball look. This shoe screams “hooper” and “avid fan of basketball.” I’ve never owned a pair of 19s so I’m curious to know if these can also be used as performance sneakers. Can you play in these? Please let me know if you’ve had experience!

BUY NOW, $258
https://go.skimresources.com?id=27667X1584577&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.goat.com%2Fsneakers%2Flebron-19-bred-dc9340-001
3. Nike SB Dunk High “Strawberry Cough”
GOAT
Nike SB Dunk High “Strawberry Cough”

Release Date: 10/22

You know those candies that grandmothers have in their pocketbooks that are really good? I think this is the best way to describe this shoe. These remind me of those strawberry filled candy buds (you guys know what I’m talking about), and this sneaker could also serve as a holiday shoe because of the green and red colorway. Multipurpose sneakers are the best.

BUY NOW, $250
https://go.skimresources.com?id=27667X1584577&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.goat.com%2Fsneakers%2Fwmns-air-jordan-5-retro-blue-bird-dd9336-400
Air Jordan 36 “Psychic Energy”
GOAT
Air Jordan 36 “Psychic Energy”

Release Date: 10/22

I must admit that I’m curious to know what this “psychic energy” is about. What is the Jordan Brand predicting for our futures? Is it looking fly? Guess we’ll have to find out, but in the meantime I think this is a good pickup if you don’t already own a similar colorway.

BUY NOW, $238
https://go.skimresources.com?id=27667X1584577&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.goat.com%2Fsneakers%2Fair-jordan-36-psychic-energy-cz2650-100
5. Pyer Moss x Reebok Experiment 4 “Emergency”
Hypebeast
Pyer Moss x Reebok Experiment 4 “Emergency”

Release Date: 10/23

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that Reebok has arguably had the most progressive releases of 2021. They’ve taken a lot of risks in terms of their colorways, and have teamed up with collaborators that have had similar visions. This Pyer Moss x Reebok drop is another example of that. You won’t find another sneaker on the current market that looks exactly like this, and it’s definitely very couture with an edge of street.

BUY NOW, $250
https://go.skimresources.com?id=27667X1584577&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fhypebeast.com%2F2021%2F10%2Fpyer-moss-reebok-experiment-4-emergency-release-date

That’s gonna do it for today, but before we go we have one final announcement. Make sure you check out CASETiFY as they just released their tech capsule collection on October 14 that you should definitely check out. The collection comes from Market’s groundbreaking approach to street style inspired by pop-culture, street art, and the gritty retail style of New York’s Canal Street. This collaboration includes fan-favorite designs such as the face-melting Acid House Smiley, legendary Market Basketball, and Jeff Gluck’s timeless ‘Call My Lawyer’ slogan on CASETiFY’s signature Impact and Ultra Impact Cases starting at $40 USD.

CASETiFY
CASETiFY

Fans can also customize their Market Smiley Case and Floral Monogram Case by adding their name or initials to the design for a personal touch. You can check it out here.

See y’all next week.

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FILA and Sprite Collaborate on Special-Edition Grant Hill Footwear and Apparel

Life is all about full-circle moments, and today we have another one. Do you remember back in the day when Grant appeared in a series of Sprite commercials throughout the ’90s? Well, the two are linking back up once again to launch a limited-edition FILA Grant Hill x Sprite Set which consists of a two-piece capsule sneaker and shorts set that pays homage to those iconic 90s ads. In celebration of this special release, this new FILA and Sprite campaign offers a fresh twist on the classic spot from 1995 with an updated 2021 spin. 

Now 26 years later, the Hall of Famer and seven-time All-Star is appearing once again wearing the Grant Hill 1, his first signature silhouette with FILA, but this time around with a specialized Sprite treatment.

FILA
FILA x Grant Hill

The Grant Hill 1 x Sprite ($140) features reflective detailing throughout and Sprite-inspired graphics. The silhouette’s colorway mixes white, blue, and Sprite’s iconic green hue. Design elements include embroidered logos, as well as Sprite branding on the tongue, heel, sock liner, and outsole beneath the ice rubber. Additional details include pull tabs on the tongue and heel, and a padded tongue and collar. Rounding out the silhouette is a perforated toe box. 

FILA
FILA x Grant Hill

The Grant Hill x Sprite Short ($68) features the Sprite and Grant Hill logos, created in a color palette that ties back to the sneaker. Additional design details include striped and solid trims.

This exciting announcement is just in time for the start of the NBA season today where you can also catch Grant as an analyst on NBA TV.

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SNKR WARS Builds a Footbridge to the Metaverse

One of the biggest challenges to the mainstream blockchain is that it’s entirely virtual. NFTs remain lines of code on a ledger that point to patterns of pixels on a screen. You can’t even pet Dogecoin’s shiba inu. As long as potential users feel that their million-dollar crypto-purchases vanish every time they turn off their devices, blockchain will fight to build trust beyond early adopters.

That gap between the virtual crypto world and the real world is closing, however. Experiences and physical goods tied to NFTs are bridging the way to mainstream adoption. And if you are going to cross that bridge you may need some sneakers. 

Marc Scepi is a footwear designer who, over the last 25 years, has worked for brands including New Balance, Timberland, Teva, and Saucony. He’s also a cryptocurrency enthusiast and when Covid struck, he took the opportunity to dig into NFTs. It wasn’t long before he was wondering how to find a connection between the crypto world and his passion for sneaker design. 

The result was SNKR WARS, a robot-themed metaverse that turns NFTs into physical footwear.

Launching on the Solana network at the end of October, SNKR WARS depicts a battle between two opposing teams of cyborgs. Cypherpunks fight for freedom and decentralization; K-Otic Corp. battles for greed and stasis. Every few months, SNKR WARS will release NFT drops of different characters but some rarities will include metadata that allow the owner to obtain real, physical sneakers. Availability is limited to between 100 and 500 pairs. 

With the launch of SNKR WARS’ Arclands metaverse, collectors will be able to import their NFT sneakers and avatars and trade their designs in the metaverse’s ecosystem. Visitors to the metaverse will even be able view and buy sneakers from retailers that they can wear in the real world. 

“The concept of our metaverse is to allow brands to easily plug and play in our world, create a 3D virtual retail space, and mint their products as NFTs,” explains Scepi. “Consumers will be able to see the products in 3D, spin them, see reviews, etc., then purchase them as an NFT, store the digital version in their wallet and have the physical product shipped to their home or picked up at a store near them.”

SNKR WARS’s second drop will be made up of collaborations. Smart contracts will enable designers who add their own sneaker designs to the metaverse to receive royalties every time a sneaker is bought and traded on the secondary market. “Everyone that touches the art piece will get a percentage of its profits,” says Scepi. “This is my way to give back to the design community I love so much.”

SNKR WARS represents the first major bridge between metaverses and the real world, a way of creating a digital imprint of physical ownership and a physical version of a digital product. But there’s no reason for that bridge to be built only of footwear. 

“Connecting these worlds can lead many different industries to follow this model,” says Scepi. 

For now, we’ll be crossing the bridge on foot but how long before we’re traveling between real and virtual worlds by bicycle—or in custom-designed, NFT cars that you can then pick up at your local showroom?

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13 Halloween Sneakers to Buy This Spooky Season

The end of October is all about one thing: Halloween. The holiday is the manifestation of fears, with costumes and celebrations yearning to stand out from the crowd or the ordinary. Whether you’re pulling up to a haunted house or frantically trying to find an outfit for your company’s Halloween party, we got you covered on the best sneakers to wear for Halloween.

From classic Air Jordan 1s to OG Nike SB Dunks, take a look at the 13 best sneakers to get your spook on.

1. Nike SB Dunk Low “Freddy Krueger”
StockX

The Nike SB Dunk Low was the embodiment of the mid- to late 2000s sneaker craze. The Nightmare on Elm Street homage continues to be one of the rarest sneakers to exist. Splattered blood. Striped upper. Metallic Swoosh. This pair is to die for—literally.

StockX, $12,851
https://stockx.com/nike-dunk-sb-low-freddy-krueger
2. Air Jordan 1 “Satin Shattered Backboard”
GOAT

The Air Jordan 1 is a certified classic. The sneaker, popularized by the one and only Michael Jordan, gets dipped in Halloween hues. Although the pair is a women’s exclusive, the shoe is a must-have for anyone. Whether trick-or-treating or pumpkin hunting, this AJ1 is perfect for the holiday.

GOAT, $685
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/wmns-air-jordan-1-retro-high-og-satin-shattered-backboard-av3725-010
3. OFF-WHITE x Nike Blazer Mid “All Hallows Eve”
Nike

Virgil Abloh and OFF-WHITE continue to co-create on the best shoes on the market. Abloh deconstructs the Nike Blazer Mid and brings it back to life with a vanilla upper and orange complements. The extended perforated tongue is all about comfort. Simplistic by Abloh’s standards, this Blazer is a Halloween must.

GOAT, $750
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/off-white-x-blazer-studio-mid-pale-vanilla-aa3832-700
4. The Nightmare Before Christmas x Vans Sk8-Hi “Jack’s Lament”
Vans

You can never go wrong with a Vans Sk8-Hi. Especially if it’s based on The Nightmare Before Christmas. The collaboration with Disney brings Jack Skellington back to life across the upper. The pair captures his famous “Jack Lament’s” scene in one of Disney’s spookiest animated movies. The pair also glows in the dark. *Add to cart.*

Vans, $75
https://www.vans.com/shop/disney-x-vans-sk8-hi-the-nightmare-before-christmas-jacks-lament#hero=0
5. Nike Air Force 1 Low “Skeleton”
Nike

A white-on-white Air Force 1 is great for any occasion. When it comes to Halloween, the Swoosh is always bringing treats on top of the iconic silhouette. This AF1 definitely ensures that there’s heat on your feet. From its glow-in-the-dark outsole to the bones on the side panels that wrap around the upper, this pair is bad to the bone.

GOAT, $235
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/air-force-1-low-qs-skeleton-af1-skeleton
6. Nike SB Dunk Low “Day of the Dead”
Nike

You can’t have a Halloween sneakers list without the fan-favorite Nike SB Dunk Low “Day of the Dead.” Although the pair is not as limited as the “Freddy Krueger” iteration, this Nike SB Dunk Low captures the essence of the holiday to the same degree. From the skeletons to the color palette, we’re screaming for Nike to re-release these.

GOAT, $3,750
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/dunk-low-premium-sb-day-of-the-dead-313170-801
7. Air Jordan 1 “Shattered Backboard”
Jordan Brand

In case you’re not a fan of the satin iteration, the Air Jordan 1 “Shattered Backboard” OG is just for you. Arguably one of the best colorways his Airness never wore, the AJ1 “Shattered Backboard” is the perfect substitute for a costume. As scary as the price tag may seem, this Halloween-certified colorway is a staple in your wardrobe.

GOAT, $890
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/air-jordan-1-retro-high-og-shattered-backboard-555088-005
8. Supreme x Vans Sk8-Hi “Glow-in-the-Dark Skull Pile”
Vans

Supreme and Vans joined forces on a menacing Vans Sk8-Hi. The skull pile graphic not only looks deep into your soul but also glows in the dark. Whether you’re a hypebeast or not, this is a relatively inexpensive flex to have in your sneaker rotation.

GOAT, $230
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/supreme-x-sk8-hi-glow-in-the-dark-skull-pile
9. Puma Clyde Court Disrupt “X-RAY”
Puma

Puma Basketball has risen back from the depths of its history to become a relevant basketball performance brand once again. The PUMA Clyde Court Disrupt “X-RAY” gives you an extremely in-depth look at what’s on your feet. Topped off with orange laces, this pair is great for both and off the court.

GOAT, $170
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/clyde-court-x-ray-191895-01
10. Nike Air Max 90 “Ice Halloween”
GOAT

The Nike Air Max 90 “Ice Halloween” perfectly lives up to its name. The iced-out bottom in combination with a fiery orange finish across the entirety of the shoe is pure money. A mashup of leather and suede on the upper really makes the pair stand out in a haunting fashion.

GOAT, $600
https://www.goat.com/sneakers/air-max-90-ice-hw-qs-717942-006
11. Dunk Low SB ‘Mummy’
GOAT
Nike SB “Mummy”

Dunks have been one of the top sellers of 2021, so perhaps consider picking up the Nike SB “Mummy” lows for the spooky season. Crafted to look like a literal mummy with its rugged design, this shoe gets you right into the spirit. It is a little on the pricey side, however, it could be a great investment down the line.

BUY NOW, $825
12. Nike Air Foamposite Pro ‘Halloween’ Mens Sneakers
GOAT
Nike Foams

Very Halloween-esque if you ask us. It’s very much giving haunted house and cornfield maze vibes. Also, this is still considered a newer sneaker as it was only released last fall, meaning that it doesn’t have an “outdated” look.

BUY NOW, $229
https://go.skimresources.com?id=27667X1584577&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.goat.com%2Fsneakers%2Fair-foamposite-pro-halloween-ct2286-001
13. Vans Halloween
Vans
Vans Sneaker Collection

Since you kind of need to have Halloween sneakers before Halloween, we’ll include an upcoming release. Vans and Warner Bros. Consumer Products are continuing their celebration of spooky classics with exclusive prints and patterns available only on the Vans’ Customs platform. There’s plenty of option here as there are tons to choose from, so make sure you snag your pair at Vans.com.

BUY NOW, $TBA
https://go.skimresources.com?id=27667X1584577&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vans.com%2F
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Top 15 Supreme Box Logos of All Time

Supreme is one of the most iconic streetwear brands in the world. Created in 1994 by James Jebbia, the company took an entirely new approach to streetwear culture and paved a new path for those behind to follow. Based out of New York City, the brand’s focus is on youth, hip-hop, and skateboard culture. At first, they started off selling their products out of a store on Lafayette Street in Manhattan. Supreme produced clothes, accessories, and skateboards—the team was formed around a core group of skaters. 

Known for its simple logo, a red rectangle with white font, the brand has grown into a booming business. Supreme releases their collections during what they call seasons, Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer; each season is 20 weeks long. Over the last 25 plus years, Supreme has grown into a streetwear powerhouse. A unique element of Supreme’s brand is that they have always released a limited supply of their products. The founder’s idea was: “we don’t want to get stuck with stuff nobody wants”. With the low supply and high demand it created a secondary market for items. When an item was extremely popular and sold out instantly, it could cause prices on the aftermarket to be marked up much higher than the retail price. Currently, Supreme has 13 store locations and an online shop where they release items every Thursday at 11am EST. Most of the time when Supreme opens a store, they release a Box Logo t-shirt or sweatshirt in celebration. A Box Logo is the most classic Supreme design, a simple rectangle with the iconic Supreme font across it.

Supreme New York

In this article we will be going over the top 15 Supreme Box Logos:

1) Supreme Grid Box Logo (Tokyo Daikanyama Store Opening)
Supreme New York

In 1998, Supreme opened their second location in Daikanyama, Japan. Supreme had always had a huge demand from Japanese tourists. James Jebbia noticed the extreme need to fulfill the demand in Japan and decided to open a store there! During the grand opening, they released a Grid Box Logo T-shirt. This shirt currently resells for $4,700+ in mint condition on sites like Grailed.

shop now on grailed
https://www.grailed.com/shop/OAa0XxQp8g
2) Supreme “Burberry” Box Logo 
Supreme New York

Released in 1997 as a promo tee, Supreme completely ripped off Burberry’s logo—without hesitation. This was an extremely limited release that had massive demand. It showed that Supreme was living on the edge and was appreciated by their customers. This Box Logo currently resells for around $900 on Grailed.

shop now on grailed
https://www.grailed.com/shop/oGfSYrguaA
3) Hebrew Box Logo (Los Angeles Store Opening)
Supreme New York

Supreme opened their second store in the United States in 2004. The location: Fairfax Ave in Los Angeles, California. This was monumental for Supreme. For one, the store was almost double the size and it featured an indoor skate bowl—crazy, right? In celebration of another store and the expansion of the brand, they released this Box Logo, which says Supreme in Hebrew. The Box Logo currently resells for $1,900+ on Grailed.

shop now on grailed
https://www.grailed.com/shop/f10SLelRwg
4) Supreme Damien Hurst Box Logo
Supreme New York

Released in 2009, Supreme collaborated with British artist Damien Hurst on a collection that features skateboards and this Box Logo Tee. It was an extremely successful release and foreshadowed the success of both of these brands. The Box Logo T-Shirt currently resells for around $500 on Grailed.

show now on grailed
https://www.grailed.com/shop/JniYz8lFYQ
5) Supreme Union Jack Box Logo (London Store Opening)
Supreme New York

In September 2011, Supreme launched its first store in Europe. This Box Logo was released as a celebration of the grand opening. It resembles the UK flag in many ways, making it highly sought after. At the time of this article the Box Logo resells for ~$500 on Grailed.

show now on grailed
https://www.grailed.com/shop/_04556king
6) Supreme Black Box Logo (Paris Store Opening)
Supreme New York

In March of 2016, Supreme launched its second storefront in Europe, this time in Paris. This box logo was released at the grand opening. The simple design is loved by many with “Bonjour Madame” on the back. This tee currently resells for $400 in near new condition on Grailed

show now on grailed
https://www.grailed.com/shop/cqqAjOZ3gQ
7) Supreme x Takashi Murakami Box Logo
Supreme New York

Released in April of 2020, Supreme tapped in with Takashi Murakami to create a box logo tee to help raise funds for COVID-19 relief. This tee dropped online only and sold out instantly. It raised over $1 million dollars for the relief fund. It also made resellers a pretty penny as this box logo that retailed for $60 currently resells for ~$300 on StockX.

show now on stockx
https://stockx.com/supreme-covid-19-relief-box-logo-tee-white
8) Supreme Milan Box Logo (Milan, Italy Store Opening)
Supreme New York

This iteration was released in May of 2021 at Supreme’s newest store opening in Milan. This Tee was in celebration of Supreme opening their 14th store. It features Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Last Supper” artwork with Supreme branding on top. It retailed for $48 and currently resells for ~$400 on StockX.  

show now on stockx
https://stockx.com/supreme-milan-box-logo-tee-white
9) Supreme Brooklyn Box Logo (Brooklyn Store Opening)
Supreme New York

Released in October of 2017, Supreme dropped this Box Logo in honor of the Brooklyn grand opening—the second store they opened in New York. The tee retailed for $54 and currently resells for ~$350 via StockX

show now on stockx
https://stockx.com/supreme-brooklyn-box-logo-tee-white
10) Supreme x New York Yankees Box Logo
Supreme New York

Released in the summer of 2015, Supreme collaborated with the New York Yankees to pump out this classic tee. This was a sought after tee as many New Yorkers are fans of the Yankees. This tee retailed for $44 and currently resells via StockX for ~$500. 

show now on stockx
https://stockx.com/supreme-new-york-yankees-box-logo-tee-white
11) Supreme “Coca Cola” Box Logo
Supreme New York

This edition was released in 1997 during an era when Supreme was still lowkey, giving them the ability to rip larger brands logos and put the Supreme twist on it. They decided to create Enjoy Supreme—based on Coca Cola’s signature tagline. This is a classic design and highly sought after. If you can even find one of these, it will cost you a pretty penny. There is one for sale in very worn condition for $700 on Grailed.

show now on grailed
https://www.grailed.com/shop/mGq_nBSdmQ
12) Supreme x Louis Vuitton Box Logo
Supreme New York

Supreme is known for pushing boundaries and going the extra mile. This is a prime example. In June 2017, Supreme released an official collaboration with Louis Vuitton. This Box Logo T-Shirt was one of the most sought after items from the collection. Retailing for $475 in pop up stores across Sydney, Seoul, Tokyo, Beijing, Paris, London, Miami, and LA, this t-shirt currently resells for ~$1,500 on StockX.

shop now on stockx
https://stockx.com/supreme-x-louis-vuitton-box-logo-tee-white

 

13) Supreme “Gucci” Box Logo
Supreme New York

Released in the year 2000, Supreme released a green and red box logo, which resembles the designer Gucci’s logo. This is an extremely rare tee and highly coveted. This is an example of another blatant rip from Supreme; that’s how they roll and their customers adore it. If you are looking for one of these, you can find them for $900+ on Grailed.

shop now on grailed
https://www.grailed.com/shop/j6FX1jFLtA
14) Supreme 9/11 Box Logo
Supreme New York

Supreme honored all of the victims and survivors by creating a memorable 9/11 Box Logo Tee. The design was the Red White and Blue flag of the United States of America. On the back were the words: “New York, home of the bravest.” This piece is one of the most important and iconic in Supreme history. The current market value is around $300 in worn condition. There are a few for sale here

shop now on grailed
https://www.grailed.com/shop/xZ6_8WCyTg
15) Supreme x Swarovski (25th Anniversary) Box Logo
Supreme New York

April 2019 marked 25 years since Supreme was founded. To honor that, Supreme released a special edition of their iconic box logo tee, featuring a box logo made of Swarovski Crystals. The tees retail for $398 and currently sell for around $500 on StockX.

shop now on stockx
https://stockx.com/supreme-swarovski-box-logo-tee-white

We hope you enjoyed this article. Please feel free to let us know your thoughts on the list.

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Best Training Shorts for Freedom of Movement on Amazon

The training shorts you wear can go a long way in making your exercise and training sessions more comfortable, or virtually impossible to complete. We have compiled a list of great quality training shorts to keep in mind as you search for the perfect pair.

1. Top Pick: FLYFIREFLY Men’s Workout Running Shorts

2. Great for Everything: Lixada Men’s 2-in-1 Running Shorts Quick Drying Breathable Active Training Exercise Jogging Cycling Shorts Grey

3. Most Versatile: BALEAF Running Athletic Shorts

4. All Round Useful: Anthem Athletics Gym Shorts

5. Hot Weather Style: Champion Training Short

6. Also Consider: Nike Training Shorts

1. FLYFIREFLY Men’s Workout Running Shorts (Top Pick)
FLYFIREFLY

The material is highly breathable and has air-wicking properties for keeping you dry and comfortable. 

PROS&CONS:

These training shorts look great, and they fit comfortably while giving you a good range of motion. They also have a very handy inner liner pocket that can hold your cell phone while running or exercising, so you don’t need to carry a bag with you. The inner liner can extend a bit below the pant leg, but it does not cause any issues.

Buy Now, $15.98 – $21.98
https://amzn.to/3usjjpA
2. Lixada Men’s 2-in-1 Running Shorts Quick Drying Breathable Active Training Exercise Jogging Cycling Shorts Grey (Great for Everything)
Lixada

These training shorts have double reinforced stitching for more durability and have a long lining that’s smooth and significantly reduces chafing on long runs and workouts. 

PROS&CONS:

These training shorts are comfortable, and the underlayer is not itchy or irritating at all. It has a back pocket that’s big enough to fit your iPhone, but also works for smaller things, like your house or car keys. They can also be used for bike riding and will never ride up your legs. They are a little baggy-looking, and not everyone likes that.

Buy Now, $14.99 – $19.39
https://amzn.to/39X5JRq
3. BALEAF Running Athletic Shorts (Most Versatile)
BALEAF

They come with a built-in mesh under layer for extra support while remaining highly breathable, and two zippered side pockets for convenience. 

PROS&CONS:

These training shorts are perfect for intensive sports, like tennis, and the fabric they’re made of does a great job of wicking moisture away, keeping you cool and comfortable for longer. The waistband has comfortable elastic support, and it also has a drawstring in case you need a tighter fit. The fabric is transparent enough for light to pass through, but not enough for you to see through.

Buy Now, $21.99
https://amzn.to/3ilsMKA
4. Anthem Athletics Gym Shorts (All Around Useful)
Anthem Athletics

All zippers are YKK brand, trusted for their quality and reliability. 

PROS&CONS:

These pants are great for working out and have a somewhat snug fit with some room around the legs. Their pockets work great, though sometimes the opening can be a bit tight. When used for cross-fitting, hiking, or walking, they don’t restrict you or bunch up around the crotch as other shorts do.

Buy Now, $29.99
https://amzn.to/3CWVMjF
5. Champion Training Short (Hot Weather Style)
Champion

This product is safely machine washable and has a 10-inch inseam. 

PROS&CONS:

These training shorts fit very well, and most people never have to use the drawstring. The pockets are very functional, and they safely hold your keys and cell phone without feeling awkward. These training shorts are a bit on the long side and can reach past your knees if you’re a little short.

Buy Now, $11.99 – $35.26
https://amzn.to/3utLpAY
6. Nike Training Shorts (Also Consider)
Nike

These training shorts are made from 100% polyester, have great moisture-wicking properties, and are safely machine washable.

PROS&CONS:

These training shorts remain soft, even after a few rounds of washing, and they work great for persons with skinny legs. They are ideal for tropical environments with high heat and humidity, where they help keep you cool and dry. The colors are bright and vibrant but may not match the picture exactly.

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10 Best Zip-Up Hoodies For Men You Need to Cop Now

Well, well, well. It’s fall season again. Fellas, it’s time to buy the hoodies. Ladies, it’s time to swipe the hoodies they buy. Since we’re all on are on the prowl for a new hoodie addition, we figured we would put together a quick roundup of ten different zip-up hoodies that you should consider copping for the Fall season. Zip-up hoodies sometimes get a bad wrap, and we get it. A hoodie with a zipper looks like a jacket, and why would you want a hoodie that looks like a jacket? That defeats the purpose of a hoodie…right?

Well, you shouldn’t write them off completely for a few reasons. For starters, there are dozens of zip-up hoodies with great designs, and any clothing item with a zipper is instantly easier to get on and off. This may not seem like a big deal (especially to men), but that small detail is important to some when it comes to convenience. Now that we have you convinced, let’s get into our selections.

Heads Up: We’re sticking with mostly newer releases this go-round.

1. Men’s Nike Sportswear Tech Fleece Taped Hoodie
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Nike Fleece Zip-Up

Nike has plenty of zip-up hoodies in their current online catalog to choose from, and this is one of our favorites. While labeled as a men’s hoodie, it’s actually a unisex design with a plethora of sizing and color options available. While it is a bit pricier than some of the other options, the lightweight fleece component makes it adjustable for the fall, winter, and early spring days, meaning that you won’t have to buy a new hoodie for each season.

BUY NOW, $130
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2. adidas Essentials Fleece 3-Stripe Zip-Up Hoodie
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Essentials Fleece 3-Stripe Zip-Up Hoodie

If, however, you are looking for a cheaper alternative, then check out Adidas’s hoodie collection. Similar to the Nike fleece hoodie, the Adidas variation is available in different sizing and colors. You also get the comfort, style, and flexibility to be able to wear in different settings.

BUY NOW, $60
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3. Adidas Z.N.E. Jacket x James Bond
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Adidas Z.N.E. Jacket x James Bond

Anything with a 007 Logo is automatically cool because it’s James Bond. There isn’t a single soul on the planet that doesn’t think James Bond is cool (and if you do we would like a word). We tried to think of the best word to describe this hoodie, and the first that came to mind was suave. This piece has a smooth look that is simple, but not understated. Our only complaint is that there isn’t a black color option as well (a black hoodie with a gold 007 logo would have been a killer). Nonetheless, this is a great pickup.

BUY NOW, $150
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4. Champion’s Men’s Powerblend Fleece Hoodie
Champion
Men’s Powerblend Fleece Hoodie

Champion always has great quality hoodies that are long-lasting, and right now Macy’s is having a limited-time special on their power blend fleece hoodies. Originally priced at $50 (which isn’t unreasonable for hoodies), you can snag this bad boy for the low price of $27. There’s plenty of colors available that are very “fall-themed” as well. This is a great deal in our opinion.

BUY NOW, $27
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5. Carhartt Loose Fit Midweight Full-Zip Sweatshirt
Carhartt
Carhartt Loose Fit Midweight Full-Zip Sweatshirt

Described as being durable and familiar, Carhartt has limitless hoodies at your disposal. We chose the loose fit because even in cooler weather you may not necessarily want clothes sticking to you. You could go subtle with the neutral black and grey colors, or you could walk on the wild side with neon green or orange. It’s totally up to you.

BUY NOW, $49.99
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6. GAP Logo Zip Hoodie
GAP
GAP Logo Zip Hoodie

You may not have been able to get your hands on Kanye’s hoodies, but you could always give their zip hoodies a shot. We’re huge fans of the GAP brand over here as GAP has always provided great quality products at affordable prices. Some of the ONE37 squad still has some of their GAP pickups from the 90s and early 2000s, so believe us when we say this is a good investment. 

BUY NOW, $24.99
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7. Men’s UA Squad Woven Warm-Up Jacket
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Men’s UA Squad Woven Warm-Up Jacket

Similar to the other brands listed, you can find some cool zip-up jackets on the Under Armour website. One of those is the Men’s UA Squad Woven Warm-Up Jacket that can be used for any occasion. The UA hoodie has a windbreaker feel and design to it, so this would be a handy pickup for windy and rainy fall days.

BUY NOW, $60
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8. Banana Republic Organic French Terry Hoodie
Banana Republic
Banana Republic Organic French Terry Hoodie

Not all hoodies have an “athletic” look and the Banana Republic French Terry Hoodie is an example of that. This is what we call an “upscale hoodie,” (the model has it underneath what appears to be a rain/trench jacket) and can be worn underneath coats, suit jackets, and blazers for a professional tailored look.

BUY NOW, $43.99
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9. Luxury Peloton Hoodie
Peloton
Luxury Peloton Hoodie

You know we always like to include luxury items in our roundups, and the Luxury Peloton Hoodie fits the bill. The quality is top-notch, the design is sporty, and the hoodie itself isn’t that much more expensive than regular hoodies. It’s worth the investment in our opinion.

BUY NOW, $98
10. Nike Therma Men’s Full Zip
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Nike Therma Men’s Full Zip

We’ve primarily included lightweight hoodies to avoid that potential “sticky” feeling, but you do need to have at least one insulating hoodie for those very cool days. So if you are looking for one, we’ve got you covered. Not only does the Therma hoodie make you feel warm, but it’s also made with sweat-preventing fabric so that you don’t feel icky (especially after a workout). It sounds like a good deal, so we’re including it.

BUY NOW, $35.97
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That’s going to do it for today. We hope you are leaving this article with a new hoodie in your shopping carts. Happy Fall!

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Trae Young and Adidas Unveil Trae Young 1 Signature Basketball Shoe + Apparel

Welcome to Atlanta where Trae Young plays. Since being drafted in 2018, Young has quickly become one of the biggest and brightest stars in sports, and now the 23-year-old is adding a signature sneaker and apparel line to his resume. Last week Adidas and Trae Young announced the Trae Young 1, which is of course his first signature basketball shoe and apparel collection, and the capsule is now available today. Following a killer 2020-2021 campaign where the world saw Ice Trae electrify crowds, break records, and prove himself as one of the NBA’s most elite alongside a historic playoff run, Trae is taking that same “ice cold” approach to his first collection.

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Trae Young

The Trae Young 1 was developed in close collaboration with Trae himself, designed to support his multi-directional playing style and the unique ways in which he moves on the court. Pulling inspiration from the laceless N3XT L3V3L silhouette worn by Trae in his first NBA season, the shoes have a half-bootie construction paired with laces for extra support – leveraging BOOST cushioning in the heel for comfort, a LIGHTSTRIKE midsole for lightweight responsiveness, and a laceless forefoot for superior lockdown.

In tribute to Trae’s ice-cold mentality and the music, culture and legacy of the city of Atlanta, the Trae Young 1 will be available initially in five colorways at adidas.com/trae_young and additional retailers including Foot Locker, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Champs Sports, Finish Line, and Hibbett.  

Here is a breakdown of the collection.

ICEE
adidas
ICEE

Trae’s Inspiration: “The first colorway in the collection is my official collaboration with ICEE, one of my favorite drinks growing up. I remember as a kid every day after school we would pick one up on the way home or after practice.” Available October 1 for $140.

ICEE Cotton Candy
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ICEE Cotton Candy

Trae’s Inspiration: “Another colorway drop from the ICEE collab is Cotton Candy. One of my favorite sweets growing up was cotton candy. I stayed with the cotton candy ICEE in my cup. The color fade from blue to pink on the upper is so hard and the insoles themselves come with the opposite color fades as well.” Available October 1st for $140.

SO SO DEF
adidas
SO SO DEF

Trae’s Inspiration: “A part of my official collaboration with SO SO DEF, this colorway celebrates one of the most iconic record labels to ever come out of Atlanta. SO SO DEF runs deep in the culture of southern hip-hop and we wanted to pay our respects to Jermaine Dupri for the groundwork he laid in the city to be what it is in the music scene today.” Available November 5 for $140.

SO SO DEF ATL
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SO SO DEF ATL

SO SO DEF ATL – Trae’s Inspiration: “This colorway is a shoutout and reference to a famous billboard in Atlanta that lets every passerby know who ran the town. On this one, the SO SO DEF logo is printed on the heel and in the sockliner with the exact phrase written on the billboard. Crazy ‘pop’ colors with the yellow and red throughout.” Available November 5 for $140.

Peachtree
adidas
Peachtree

Trae’s Inspiration: “Everybody in Atlanta knows Peachtree and West Peachtree. The two streets run parallel through the heart of the city and if you know, you know. This colorway has the all-over peach colored upper with the hints of green to represent the stem. It’s got the ‘Georgia Peach’ printed on the sockliner with the street signs too, so this colorway is really reppin’ the city for sure.” Available November 19 for $130.

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ICEE

The launch will also include three signature apparel items engineered to keep up with the level of performance, style and all-day comfort Trae needs. Outfitted with Trae’s signature logo and rocking unique cutlines that mirror the Trae Young 1 footwear, the looks create head-to-toe connectivity across the collection. The apparel collection includes the Trae Quarter-Zip Pull-Over ($80), Trae Pant ($70), Trae Short ($45). The apparel will be available on October 1.

Join the conversation @adidasHoops on Twitter and @adidasbasketball on Instagram using #TraeYoung1.

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FILA Taps Christopher Bevans as a Guest Designer and Creative Collaborator

2021 has been a successful year for FILA thus far, and the iconic brand continues to add to their list of exciting updates with a new announcement. FILA has tapped Christopher Bevans as a Guest Designer and Creative Collaborator in a partnership that will continue through 2022. Their first project includes the launch of a special-edition FILA Renno, with a design that bridges the gap between tennis and lifestyle.

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FILA Renno

Bevans’ career spans more than 25 years across the worlds of sport and style, working with conic streetwear and athletic brands and dressing some of the world’s top athletes and celebrities. In 2015, Bevans started his own award-winning line of men’s sportswear. This partnership was a natural fit, as FILA and Bevans share similar design aesthetics, merging the technical elements of performance activewear with lifestyle fashion and a shared commitment to quality craftsmanship and innovation.

Inspired by Bevans’ love for tennis, the limited-edition FILA Renno x Bevans features a vibrant color palette of tennis ball green and hard court blue on the FILA Energized® midsole cushioning. The revamped Renno design is crafted in recycled leather and mixed with nylon, suede, and ripstop mesh. It is constructed with a padded tongue and collar and mesh midsole detailing. The FILA logo is featured on the tongue, quarter, and back counter, while the Bevans logo is seen on the tongue. Rounding out the silhouette, the sock liner showcases Bevans’ signature above the FILA logo.

We spoke more with Chris about this partnership, the process of designing the shoe, and more in an interview that you can check out below.

ONE37pm: Congratulations on your role as Guest Designer and Creative Collaborator! How have things been going so far?

Bevans: Thank you! This opportunity has definitely been like a dream for me. As a young kid, I can remember watching tennis matches on TV and seeing FILA being worn by top tennis players, the ball crew, and the officials over the years. Now that I have this opportunity to partner with a brand that I’ve always admired, it has been amazing.

FILA
FILA Renno

ONE37pm: Your project with FILA is the launch of a special-edition FILA Renno, with a design that bridges the gap between tennis and lifestyle. Can you dive a little deeper into the process of working on the shoe and the overall design concept?

Bevans: I worked closely with FILA’s talented design team to make my vision come to life. I wanted to introduce one of their newer lifestyle silhouettes, and combine it with a tennis-inspired colorway. The color palette I used is a combination of tennis ball green and hard court blue. I believe tennis and fashion are synonymous so I wanted to create a fashionable and comfortable everyday shoe that emulates the sport.

ONE37pm: You have a career that spans (many) years across the worlds of sports and style, and youve worked with (several) iconic streetwear and athletic brands. You also started your own award-winning line of mens sportswear. Looking back, how did those experiences prepare you for what you are doing now?

Bevans: Running my own brand DYNE for 6 years showed me the importance of surrounding myself with experts and their respective roles. Over the years, gleaning operational experiences from a variety of companies and learning from their mistakes. All those learnings have positioned me to share knowledge and to mentor others – especially emerging entrepreneurs – and help them avoid the pitfalls of the business. To me, that’s what really matters.

ONE37pm: What are your plans for the remainder of 2021 and 2022?

Bevans: Well, firstly my priority this year is to stay healthy and continue to work on my tennis game.  I look forward to this partnership with FILA. I can’t wait to reveal the additional projects that we have in the works. I’m also having fun working with Shopify on their Creator Program. We’ll be launching some exciting capsules. And, most importantly spending quality time with my wife Christina and daughter Corina on our farm.

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Christopher Bevans

ONE37pm: What else do we have to look forward to with your FILA partnership in the coming months?

Bevans: Next year we will be releasing a tennis collection in the Spring, along with additional collaborative drops! I can’t reveal too much now so stay tuned for more.

The FILA Renno x Bevans is priced $118 and available for purchase on FILA.com, beginning September 28. As the partnership continues, Bevans and FILA will launch a tennis collection in Spring ’22, with additional collaborative drops throughout the year. 

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24/7 Project Runway TV Channel Arrives on Samsung TV Plus

Fashion lovers—Project Runway is back and dominating your television screens 24/7. Literally. On September 22nd, Project Runway and Samsung TV Plus announced a special partnership in which the legendary show will receive its own 24/7 channel on Samsung’s free streaming platform available on millions of Smart TVs and galaxy mobile devices. 

The Project Runway channel will feature a rotation of episodes from seasons 6-16 of the Emmy award-winning show as well as Project Runway All Stars seasons 1-7. Fans of the show can also enjoy their favorite episodes of the bingeable cult classic with legendary judges such as Heidi Klum, Michael Kors, and Zac Posen as  “the next great American designer.” Spyglass Media Group serves as the distributor of seasons 6-16, and Samsung TV Plus is 100% free and includes 180 free channels and growing of news, entertainment, and more, with no subscriptions or downloads needed. 

Samsung TV Plus comes pre-installed, and is available on 2016-2021 Samsung Smart TVs across the U.S., on select Samsung Galaxy devices, and accessible on the web.

Project Runway
Project Runway

In addition to the 24/7 channel, Season 19 of Project Runway will premiere Thursday, October 14 at 9:00 PM on BRAVO. Christian Siriano will serve as an executive producer for the series while also taking on a mentorship role alongside judges  Nina Garcia,  Brandon Maxwell, and  Elaine Welteroth. Sixteen new designers from across the globe will aim to prove they have what it takes to show a collection at New York Fashion Week and be the next great name in fashion.

You can keep up with all of Project Runway’s latest updates on Instagram and Twitter