5 All-White Sneakers Since Winter is on Pause

Less than a month ago our city was without water for a week due to busted pipes as temperatures hit 2 degrees. This week the temp has been averaging 69 degrees. Weeds are sprouting up; trees are being fooled into budding and my allergies are yelling WTF like Duke Deuce. Since Winter appears to be … Read more

Clae Venice Pack | Iconic Beach Vibes

Italian nubuck leather upper Smooth Nubuck heel accent Flat recycled nylon laces Leather and poly lining Molded EVA footbed Venice Premium outsole Source: MALONE VENICE BEACH Celebrating their 20th anniversary by revisiting two of their iconic court styles, the Bradley and the Malone, in homage to a spot that is dear to the brand and … Read more

The Top Ranking Lists

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This list won’t be either/or. There will be a combination of simplicity and subtlety in some instances, and design and uniqueness to make the list. The goal is to deliver insight into work taking place alongside of more popular sneaker collabs. Overlooked means there won’t be any New Balance or Jordan Brand collabs, but this … Read more

CLAE Ellington August Hemp: Eco-Conscious and Organic

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We continue our eco-conscious initiatives by using organic and innovative Vegan materials such as Hemp. Source: Search: 10 results found for “hemp” THE GREAT POTENTIAL OF HEMP Discover The great potential of hemp. One of the most interesting aspects of our R&D is the development of innovative low-impact materials. From the origin of the materials … Read more

Top 10 Sneakers for Date Night

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It’s getting colder, but you still don’t want to break out the Timbs just yet. You want a sneaker that can survive the cold weather, but isn’t just another plain white pair of tennis shoes. Maybe you’re married, or maybe this is your first date. You want your partner to check you out from head … Read more

Top 10 Running Lifestyle Sneakers $100 Dollars and Under for Holiday 21

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The arrival of inventory is slow due to the supply chain disruptions and manufacturing shut downs in countries where footwear production takes place. This will shape retail throughout the holiday season. While many of the coveted sneakers have already arrived and will be available, those shoes tend to be in the high to premium price … Read more

5 Alternatives to the Air Jordan 1

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The Air Jordan 1 remains the most copied and counterfeited shoe in the sneaker game. Nike has taken extreme measures to protect their cash cow. The irony is that in the 80s when it was first made, the Pony City Wings and a host of shoes had a similar design. Nike also “knocked off” there … Read more

CLAE AW21 Collection, Quality is Everything | Should Brands Know and Maintain, or Train to Gain?

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CLAE continues to be a leader in what I have labeled as elegant, elevated athletic footwear. This market is consistently overlooked and unfortunately for CLAE the boutiques that should be able to enhance the profile of the company and introduce the brand to a new demographic, are also deeply embedded into hype culture, forcing the … Read more

Clae Continues to Update the Product Mix with Eco Options: CLAE x SEAQUAL

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  Created in conjunction with SEAQUAL™, the organization dedicated to upcycling marine plastic into high-quality products,we are proud to introduce an eco-minded update to the Bradley Knit. Source: CLAE x SEAQUAL Instead of spending time delivering my own thoughts about Clae’s latest collection, I’ll share the information directly from the team: We are all aware of … Read more

CLAE’s “Nude Collection” Arrives Just in Time for Reopenings and Spring

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Spring is coming bringing a new start, new energy, and a mellow atmosphere. We wanted to offer a quiet tone with a vintage feel on a selection of our iconic models such as the Bradley, the Malone, and the Ellington, but as well as new spring-ready August and Porter silhouettes, with a subtle mix of … Read more

Insider Ties Ep. 204 | Indie Sneaker Companies to Drop Your Holiday Cash On

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This year I’ve written about a number of independent brands. These brands do a great job of reminding us they are constantly fighting to gain attention. Here are the links to the brands in this video: COMUNITYmade https://www.comunitymade.com/collections/trending-now/products/womens-molino?variant=32956244951124 Brandblack https://brandblack.com/collections/new-arrivals-women/products/womens-capo-shearling-natural Clearweather https://clearweatherbrand.com/ CASBIA https://www.casbia.com/ CLAE https://www.clae.com/products/bradley-high-welt-black-water-repellent-leather Ewing Athletics https://shop.ewingathletics.com/ NinetyNine Products https://ninetynineproducts.com/

Insider Ties: Episode 194| Shop with Smaller Sneaker Brands for Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2020

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I wanted to take the time to ask you to visit a few smaller sneaker companies for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Here are the companies in this video: NinetyNine Products: https://goodthin.gs/collections/ninetynineproducts COMUNITYmade: https://www.comunitymade.com/ CLAE: https://www.clae.com/pages/bradley-cactus-leather Clearweather: https://clearweatherbrand.com/collections/black-friday-1 Brandblack: https://brandblack.com/ Rockdeep: https://www.rockdeep.com/ You can support JmksportStore by subscribing to YouTube and visiting the website. https://youtube.com/archbyccb

Pre-Order the CLAE Bradley Cactus Leather | It’s Like Kickstarter, but More Direct

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THE VERY FIRST CACTUS LEATHER SNEAKER PRE-ORDER NOW Pursuing our commitment to conscious and sustainable fashion, we have been working tirelessly to develop a 100% organic and sustainable material that is as surprising as it is innovative.  In collaboration with DESSERTOⓇ, the 2020 Green Product Award winners Source: Bradley Cactus Leather – Pre-Order Allbirds has … Read more

CLAE x October 11, 2021 (Low Impact to the Environment)

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CLAE Footwear. Shop modern silhouettes that emphasize uncommon comfort and versatility for today’s active lifestyle. Source: CLAE Lately, I’ve wanted to share information on what is known as the method of make from brands. Small brands have led the charge in changing how all of their footwear is created. Sustainability is not a marketing tactic … Read more

CLAE Footwear’s Design Inspiration | eMC -Elevated, Minimalist and Curated

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Source: All Collaborations I was in a sneaker store a few days ago and one of the sales leads asked me why I hardly wear Jordans, although I buy so many shoes. He was looking at my COMUNITYmade City Discovery custom shoe and in so many words he said, “you don’t dress like an old … Read more

The Sustainability Report #22 | CLAE The Original Athleisure Company  Gets Agile With an Update of Eco-Minded Sneakers

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EDWIN Smoke Suede Comfrey pictured above – Reimagining a new approach to materials with innovative production practices that favor environmentally-friendly methods, we are proud to expand our eco-friendly textiles range. With the same look and feel as traditional textiles, we made careful selections of hemp, recycled mesh and knit, adding sustainability and modernity into timeless … Read more

Small Brands Show Alliance by Stepping Away from Ads on Facebook | CLAE

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CLAE Footwear. Shop modern silhouettes that emphasize uncommon comfort and versatility for today’s active lifestyle. Source: CLAE I’ve owned two different sneaker companies. While operating those brands, I had to navigate the deep waters where marketshare was almost impossible to attain. I’ve written reports on Facebook ads, Amazon ads and various strategies utilized to get … Read more

CLAE x Petites Luxures is the Sexiest Collaboration in Footwear

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  Petites Luxures  Challenging the conventional tropes and motifs that we are best known for, graphic designer Simon Frankart highlights his signature sexy and subversive mix of minimalist artwork on our latest collaboration.  Best known for his Instagram-famous project @petitesluxures, this personal illustration feed Source: CLAE x Petites Luxures While I won’t share any of … Read more

7 Days No Nike | PS821 – Can Luxury Sportswear Gain Access Into a Growing Division?

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PS821 is an independent footwear brand founded on the belief that exclusivity should be inclusive and that individuality and authenticity lie at the heart and “sole” of style. 7 Days No Nike is not a shot at the Swoosh. After Nike’s latest quarterly report it’s clear the company has command of the entire sneaker industry. What … Read more

CLAE’s Autumn 2017 Proves Why Your Grown Man Collection Should Start Here 

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Source: CLAE If the picture above isn’t enough to remind you that CLAE is still dropping beautifully crafted footwear, then stop reading and go check out one of my Nike articles. The brand dropped its Autumn collection last month and I overlooked it. I shouldn’t have and neither should you. This might be the cleanest, … Read more

Insider Ties Episode 70: Ripped Jerseys, Nemeziz Tango, Ps & Qs Clae, and Under Armour x NBA?

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  A new format for the weekly drop of what’s happening in the world of sneakers. I decided to do a direct link to topics I hadn’t covered during this week. I’m doing this to bring attention to websites you should be visiting and to get everyone to begin visiting sites outside of social media … Read more