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SECOND LAB 2015 Spring/Summer Lookbook

Japanese lifestyle label SECOND LAB presents its 2015 spring/summer lookbook ahead of season. Styled to fit the label’s laid back sensibility, the lookbook offers a preview of next season’s home accessories line. Paying homage to the Big Apple, bold collegiate font reading "NEW YORK" takes on rugs, slippers and aprons, while standout items like the EVERLAST oven gloves brings the nostalgia from the ring to one’s kitchen. Check out the lookbook above and keep a look out for the range to drop next year at SECOND LAB.

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Jay-Z, security guard reportedly helped deliver ‘I Can’t Breathe’ shirts to players

According to SI, The rapper Jay-Z and a security guard at Barclays Center were involved in the process that led to Nets and Cavaliers players wearing black t-shirts bearing the phrase “I Can’t Breathe” during warmups on Monday night, according to a reportfrom the New York Times.

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Buy your own “I Can’t Breathe” shirt here with all proceeds going to the family of Eric Garner

Kitty Cash Turns Beyonce’s “7/11″ Into Her Own Song, “Larimar”

Kitty Cash has turned Beyonce’s "7/11" into an original track of her own entitled "Larimar." The song is the first salvo in Kitty Cash’s "GEMS" series, in which Kitty Cash will "readjust the sonic auras" of other artists’ songs, turning them into original productions of her own based on gemstones. It’s an ambitious venture, butContinue Reading

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Action Bronson Plays Santa, Gives Away TV, Xbox, More During Show

Action Bronson Plays Santa, Gives Away TV, Xbox, More During Show

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‘Tis the season to be jolly, and Action Bronson is a very, very jolly man. During last night’s concert in Santa Ana, California, Bronson passed out a number of electronics to the crowd, including a television, an Xbox One, a Playstation 4, and several iPod Minis. Below, you can watch a Vine of the television landing into the crowd, via Complex. I have no idea how a riot wasn’t started. 

Here’s a photo of the young man who appears to have snagged the television:

⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️ “@gustavoTDE: @ActionBronson http://ift.tt/1wy97es

— #BRON2ON (@ActionBronson) December 9, 2014

Merry Christmas, all. 

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Listen to Young Thug’s “Rap Monument” Verse

Noisey continues to release more and more sections of their colossal song-project, "The Rap Monument." This time around, it’s Young Thug’s turn. Young Thug’s verses are always pretty polarizing, and this one will probably be no different. In other Young Thug-related news, SPIN just bestowed upon him the title of "Rapper Of The Year" for 2014, soContinue Reading

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maharishi x Undefeated 2014 Fall/Winter Collection

Military inspirations have long been at the core of Undefeated and maharishi, so it’s only fitting that both brands recently joined forces on a Fall/Winter 2014 capsule collection. Drawing from maharishi’s signature camouflage patterns and authentic, premium fabrics, as well as Undefeated’s bold graphics and street-ready athletic designs, the collaborative range features everything from outerwear and sweats, to tees and accessories appropriate for the current season. Standouts from the capsule include the Melton wool Stadium Jacket — a varsity-style design featuring hand-embroidered chest and back artwork — the Tiger Blood embroidered hoodie and the all-over disruptive court print Custom Cargo Pants, while a patterned bucket hat and a pair of graphic tees offer up solid, all-season staples. Bold, functional and stylish, the maharishi x Undefeated Fall/Winter 2014 collection is available now at the HYPEBEAST Store.

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Inside Ralph Lauren’s New “Polo Bar” Restaurant in New York

75-year-old man of action Ralph Lauren must have thought, “New Yorkers need a classic Manhattan and a side of fried olives with their polo attire.” All jokes aside, Lauren, the dapper personality behind an eponymous range of…

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Instagram now has 300M accounts, debuts verified badges for brands

The Facebook-owned photo-sharing app Instagram has reached new heights, surpassing the 300 million account mark, according to an official statement today. Twitter, meanwhile, says it has 284 million monthly active users And while more users on Instagram will lead to the potential to rack up more likes and comments, the growth of the service also […]




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Worker Tries to Steal $1 Million Worth of Nike LeBron 12s

In a story that looks to be a viable candidate for Charlamagne Tha God’s Donkey of the Day segment, transportation worker Charles Jennings of the Intermodal Cartage Group believed he could get away with stealing approximately 7,500 pairs of Nike LeBron 12s; that’s a value of nearly $1 million dollars. According to Complex, a special task […]

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Nike SB Debuts First Skate Shoe With Nike Free

Nike_sb_sp15_free_black_hero_largeThe freedom and flexibility of the innovative Nike Free sole unlocks natural motion in skateboarding.

 

December 10, 2014

NIKE SB DEBUTS FIRST SKATE SHOE WITH NIKE FREE

The freedom and flexibility of the innovative Nike Free sole unlocks natural motion in skateboarding.

For the first time, the freedom and flexibility of the innovative Nike Free sole meets Nike SB. The new Nike SB Free unlocks the foot and allows it to flex and move  naturally. By adapting Nike Free for the demands of skate, the Nike SB Free gives skaters the potential to expand their performance and imagination on the board. 

  • Nike SB Free – Black

  • Nike SB Free – Black

  • Nike SB Free – Black

  • Sean Malto in the Nike SB Free – Black

  • Nike SB Free – Black

  • Nike SB Free – Black

"I can’t cheat in this shoe," says professional skateboarder Sean Malto one of the first Nike SB athletes to wear the Nike SB Free. “The feel coming to me from my feet, on the board and in space during a trick are super enhanced in the SB Free.”

Made to move in sync with every small action of the foot while skating, the Nike SB Free facilitates true natural motion across the range of athletic demands of the sport. Nike designers distilled the brand’s vast body of research and experience gained from using Nike Free technology in other sports to create a performance solution to meet the distinctive needs of skaters.

  • Nike SB Free – Black

  • Sean Malto in the Nike SB Free – Black

  • Nike SB Free – Black

"We’ve wanted to use Nike Free in a skate shoe for a while because the benefits of natural motion are just so perfectly suited to skating, " said  Shawn Carboy, Nike SB design director. "The challenge for us with the Nike SB Free was to unlock all the benefits of incredible flexibility and feel for the skater while still making sure we protect them and give them the durability they need to skate hard every day."

Wearing the Nike SB Free gives skaters the feeling that their feet are free and can spread with less constriction, which enables better board feel, grip and balance. The Nike SB Free also gives skaters an extremely flexible and uniquely close feeling of connection to their board. This ultimately delivers more control, more freedom and faster progression.

Nike designers constructed the Nike SB Free to make it fit the foot like a supportive glove. They also carefully considered the build and materials of the shoe to keep out anything not fundamentally necessary or critical to athletes’ performance.

The durable suede upper above the reinforced SB Free outsole includes zoned ventilation for breathability and all-day comfort.

AVAILABILITY

The Nike SB Free will be available in black and white colorways via the Nike SB App on Dec. 24, at nike.com on Dec. 25, and at Nike Stores and select Nike SB retailers on Dec. 26. Additional colorways will launch Jan. 1.

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Nike SB Athlete Sean Malto on Skating Free

Image002_original_largeSince a young age, Sean Malto has had a near-obsessive relationship with skateboarding, pushing the limits of his imagination and ability. His talent, commitment and focus has made Malto one of the best skaters in the world, respected by peers and aspiring skaters.

 

December 10, 2014

Nike SB Athlete Sean Malto on Skating Free

Since a young age, Sean Malto has had a near-obsessive relationship with skateboarding, pushing the limits of his imagination and ability. His talent, commitment and focus has made Malto one of the best skaters in the world, respected by peers and aspiring skaters.

Skateboarding grabbed ahold of Malto at age 10, when the Kansas City native followed his three older brothers to a nearby skate park. He was hooked immediately.

"It just felt right for some reason- it was something we could do together. My brothers actually started out way better than me. I didn’t want to get left behind, and so I’d always go to the park and just try my hardest to do whatever I could to keep up with them."

Malto was persistent and wanted to one-up his older siblings. Soon, skateboarding became everything to him.

"Skateboarding consumed my life. It was what I wanted to do all day, every day," Malto says.

The possibilities inherent to skating fueled his passion and commitment.

"There’s no limit to the amount of stuff you can do in skating and that’s what I love about it," Malto says. "It’s all about practicing and feeling comfortable so you can progress. If you’re comfortable on your board, if you feel good and connected, then everything else will follow from that."

Comfort and the right feeling while skating are essential to a skater when it comes to what he wears, his shoes and what’s under his feet.

"I want my equipment to be as functional as possible since I’m doing things that could really hurt," Malto says.

"To have that feeling of direct connection with the Nike SB Free and exactly what’s happening with my feet and board is what gives me the confidence to do new things and progress my skating," Malto says. "If you feel good, you feel connected; there are some times when I skate when my board feels like a part of me. I feel like it’s on me, like it’s not leaving. I feel like I have full control over it with these shoes."

Malto, one of the first Nike athletes to skate in the Nike Free SB, talks through the process of a kickflip.

"It’s all about timing. Your foot hitting the tail, your foot going off the grip, your board flipping, your foot stopping it, and landing on it all within a fraction of a second," Malto explains. "It’s so quick."

First:

"You have to pop the board and let it come up, and then your foot rolls and brings the board up."

Then:

"It flicks off the side and you make it flip around."

Next:

"Your back foot actually stops it, because your front foot flicks it, and you start coming down."

Finally:

"You put your front foot back on it. Done."

"I like try to hang on and float for as long as I can – it’s pretty. I don’t miss many kickflips now."

"But when when I was a kid learning it, I didn’t have full control over my foot rolling and flicking and how hard to pop and when to pop," Malto continues. "So, it’s just about getting that timing right, and then understanding why it flipped slow, why it flipped faster, why it went higher, why it went lower."

"Nike is pushing skating with footwear, and at this point, I have the best gear," Malto says. "I have the best shoes. I have the best board. I have everything that I’ve ever wanted, and now it’s just time to use it."

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