From creating the first basketball sneaker to choosing weapons for the greatest rivalry in basketball history, Converse has been part of the game and its culture since the beginning. To celebrate our heritage in sport and design, we’ve taken the iconic 1920 All Star and modernized it with new construction and inventive materials. Featuring a circular knit upper for lightweight comfort and secure fit, the shoe also features a lightweight Nike Hyperfuse construction for durability and support. A contoured full-length Phylon midsole provides lightweight direct underfoot cushioning, while a neoprene split tongue and lining offers additional comfort. To round it out, there’s a TPU fused overlay toecap for durability and a TPU fused All Star patch. Lightweight and more comfortable, it’s the beginning of what’s next. The Converse All Star Modern.
Aside from the multiple championship rings and countless personal accolades of his storied NBA career, Kobe Bryant has also enjoyed quite the career as an Olympic champion. Set to honor his gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic games is a brand new silhouette of the Nike Kobe 11 Elite. Featuring red, white and blue Flyknit construction, the sneaker also has the numbers 08 and 12 embossed on the heel in honor of Mamba’s gold medal years. The brand new Nike Kobe 11 Elite is set to drop at select retailers on July 2.
As we are nearing the start of the Summer 2016 Olympics, here we get a look at adidas’s coinciding “Olympic Medals” pack of the Ultra Boost, celebrating the upcoming games.
We’ve previously gotten a preview of two of the colorways, as appropriately, three options are present, each with metallic detailing showcased at the heel to represent the gold, silver and bronze medals. The kicks in turn boast black Primeknit upper construction, paired with a leather cage and contrasting white Boost sole unit underneath. Tonal laces then accompany each iteration.
The limited edition adidas Ultra Boost “Olympic Medals” pack is scheduled to release on August 4 through select Three Stripes retailers such as Sneakerworld.
Kobe Bryant not only maintains an NBA career filled with championships, MVPs and scoring titles, he also relishes in an impressive haul during Olympic competition. Bryant took home gold medals in 2008 and 2012, and this upcoming Nike Kobe 11 honors those accomplishments. With a dominating performance in the championship game in 2008 that helped lift […]
“Oreo” in appearance but tying to Kevin Durant’s love of music, the Nike KD 9 “Mic Drop” is next in line for the hooper/producer. A black and white base previews the potential for Flyknit color blocking on the latest KD, while a blacked-out Zoom Air bag looks to stay clean on and off the court. If […]
Longtime pals Corey Shapiro (of Vintage Frames Company) and 40oz Van have come together once again, this time for a special eyewear collaboration. As Van is known for his signature gold specs, he partnered with Vintage Frames to release a limited edition collection of 24kt gold-plated frames.
The glasses in turn come in four different lenses options, with a total of 40 frames being produced. Each pair of 40oz Vans x Vintage Frames sunglasses arrives numbered, alongside a personally signed authenticity card.
Look for availability to begin June 28 at 12 p.m. exclusively through Vintage Frames.
The worlds most consumed drug, Caffeine has long been known as the most commonly used nootropic substance.
It’s used in practically every nootropic supplement we’ve tested to varying degrees, and is commonly stacked with numerous other nootropics like L-Theanine and GABA.
The most interesting thing to note about Caffeine is that it is widely marketed under different names and in different forms. If you see the ingredients yerba mate, methylxathine, Trimethylxanthine, or 1,3,7-trimethylxanthine, don’t be fooled.
It’s pretty evident that this year’s Olympics in Rio would call for a wide selection of USA-themed footwear. This time around Jordan Brand is joining the festivities with a special edition of the iconic Air Jordan 1 silhouette. Keeping things simple, the high-top model hosts a white base with “Deep Royal Blue” along its side panels and around the toe box. For a victory-inspired touch, its Swoosh is covered in “Metallic Gold Coin,” as is the “Wings” logo. Red branding can also be seen on the Jumpman logo along the tongue.
The “Olympic” Air Jordan 1 Retro High will retail for $140 USD are drop worldwide later this summer.
Damn it, physicists, and your insistence on killing time travel theories.
Researchers confirmed the existence of a “pear-shaped” atomic nucleus — compared to most nuclei, which are disk-like, spherical or football-shaped — that might help us better understand the universe. Unfortunately, that understanding could be a real bummer for Back to the Futuretruthers.
All matter in the universe is comprised of atoms, each containing a nucleus. Until recently, scientists believed all those nuclei were symmetrical. That means the nuclei didn’t “point” to a specific direction in space, or a related direction in time, so we couldn’t prove backward time travel was out of the question.
But now, we can:
“We’ve found these nuclei literally point toward a direction in space,” Marcus Scheck from the University of the West of Scotland, one of the study’s researchers, told BBC News. “This relates to a direction in time, proving there’s a well-defined direction in time and we will always travel from past to present.”
Well, shit, Scheck.
The discovery came in 2013, when an international group of physicists, including Scheck, published a study in the journal Nature describing the pear-shaped nucleus of an atom called radium-224. The latest research, published in Physical Review Letters, confirms those original findings with a new atom, barium-144.
This isn’t the first time the laws of physics have thrown a wrench into science fiction’s real-life potential.
Take, for instance, the time-travel paradox that was recently introduced in season six of Game of Thrones. While the element of time travel ties storylines together, its physics don’t exactly hold up: Wormholes are the closest working theory of actual time-travel that could explain Bran’s ability to visit the past, but they’re too volatile to be viable time-travel devices.
Even if wormholes were stable enough, you could only travel back to when the wormhole was created — not use it like an infinitely versatile, Doctor Who-ian shuttle bus. And that’s assuming atomic nuclei don’t point in the direction of time — and according to the new findings, some of them do.
And because Scheck apparently gets off on all of this, he and his team plan to run the experiment again — this time using the high-tech Isotope Separator On Line Detector lab at the European Organization for Nuclear Research. Because when physicists kill your dreams, they like to do it right.
adidas Y-3′s most popular silhouette, the Qasa High, receives its stealthiest colorway yet in this dystopian “Vista Grey” colorway. Aesthetically suitable for an oppressed population of a future state, the triple grey sneaker sees a neoprene upper bound with elastic support for a super-snug fit, rounded out with hits of nubuck and suede on the toe and heel. The distinctive Tubular sole provides the last touch to the avant-garde silhouette. Pick up a pair online now at The Good Will Out for €340 EUR ($373 USD).
Sunday night viewers tuned in to BET‘s annual award show only to be met with much more than the usual pyrotechnic-backed performances and slapstick attempts at humor many have come to expect from such celebrity-driven gatherings. An appreciation for artistry, a deep sense of social awareness and repeated calls to action prevailed over the course of the politically-charged evening.
Between the many tribute performances to legendary artist Prince and a lengthy discourse on the politics of racism by Grey’s Anatomy actor and former teacher, Jesse Williams, the evening went beyond merely celebrating the accomplishments of minorities in music.
Here’s what went down…
Beyoncé Finds ‘Freedom’
Queen B has been markedly absent from the last few BET award shows, but this time she stuck around just long enough to open the show with an invigorating rendition of ‘Freedom’ from her Lemonade album. Clad in a sheer black bodysuit, Yonce was backed by a troupe of dancers, accessorized in custom Zana Bayne harnesses, who splashed through ankle-deep water, sending sprays towards the audience. She was also joined by an impassioned Kendrick Lamar whose raw verses helped set the tone for the evening.
Beyonce later won the “Video of the Year” award for ‘Formation.’ Her mother, Tina Lawson, accepted on her behalf as the chanteuse had promptly boarded a flight to be at her next engagement.
Prince Was Remembered Fondly…
Comedian Dave Chapelle opened the heartfelt tributes to Prince with a bit of humor, regaling the audience with his first memories of the artist’s music. Shortly after, iconic neo-soul band The Roots joined Erykah Badu and Bilal on stage for a soulful celebration of Prince’s life.
Stevie Wonder, Tori Kelly, Jennifer Hudson and Maxwell followed with their own rousing renditions of some of Prince’s greatest hits. Yet it was Prince’s young mentee, Janelle Monáe, who donned pants complete with butt cutouts and performed an energetic medley that included “Delirious,” “Kiss,” “Pop Life,” and more, to honor of the singer.
Lastly, Prince’s longtime collaborator and one-time lover, Sheila E, closed the show alongside a slew of performers and dancers including the singer’s ex-wife, Mayte Garcia.
Jesse Williams Broke the #StayWoke Hashtag
Former teacher turned actor and activist, Jesse Williams, set a more sober tone when he accepted the award for “Humanitarian of the Year,” making it clear the honor was about much more than him. “This is for the real organizers all over the country. The activists, the civil rights attorneys, the struggling parents, the families, the teachers of students that are realizing that a system built to divide and impoverish and destroy us cannot stand if we do,” Williams stated.
He went on to address the controversy surrounding the disproportionate death of black people taken into police custody, demanding accountability and widespread changes in the justice system. He ended his speech by taking aim at the practice of appropriating black culture while devaluing the lives of black people, stating,
““We’re done watching and waiting while this invention called whiteness uses and abuses us, burying black people out of sight and out of mind while extracting our culture, our dollars, our entertainment… ghetto-lyzing and demeaning our creations, then stealing them, gentrifying our genius and then trying us on like costumes before discarding our bodies like rinds of strange fruit. The thing is — just because we’re magic doesn’t mean we’re not real.”
Williams left the stage to a thunderous applause and as the cameras panned across the audience, more than a few of its members had been moved to tears.
The Performances Were Lit
Despite the reoccurring political messages, the evening still had its share of lighthearted performances from a slew of rising and established names. Future took to the stage with DJ Esco to treat the crowd to a sizzurp-y rendition of “Wicked” from his Purple Reign project.
Desiigner lost his mind to his hit song, “Panda.”
But it was Marsai Martin, who plays Diane Johnson on ABC’s Black-ish, who won the evening (and possibly life) with her enthusiastic dance moves during Bryson Tiller’s performance.
Lastly, all of the madness, Anthony Anderson still found time to put his cakes on display.
If you liked Desiigner’s BET performance take a listen to his surprisingly coherent ‘New English‘ mixtape.
The BET awards may have concluded for another year, but the hip-hop celebrations are still rolling in thick and fast. DJ Khaled unveiled his long-awaited track with Jay Z, “I Got The Keys,” which featured, along with many others, a cameo appearance from A$AP Ferg. Not content with this alone, the “New Level” rapper has just dropped the visuals for his song “World is Mine.”
The contemplative track features Big Sean, and the accompanying video sees the pair dressed in rich, vibrant garms as they swan around a luxurious coastal estate. Ferg’s love interest in the video seems to enjoy the lavishness bestowed upon her, but he knows that she’s not quite satisfied. The clip ends tragically, with him walking in on her on top of another man as Big Sean raps, “She tried to tell me that the world is mine / I know that ain’t true.”