Why I Still Love Sneakers: COMUNITYmade’s Custom Track Spike Helped a High School Athlete Win League

Work with COMUNITYmade on a custom shoe project: https://www.comunitymade.com/pages/custom-shoes One of the best stories in sneakers this year didn’t happen with one of the biggest brands in the industry. It happened when a small, made in Downtown Los Angeles footwear brand was approached by a father who couldn’t find track spikes for his son. This … Read more

The Viability of Reshoring Sneakers Expands and leads to a Revolutionary Sneaker Collab | COMUNITYmade x KX Lab Molino Knit

COMUNITYmade KX Lab Reshoring: the practice of transferring a business operation that was moved overseas back to the country from which it was originally relocated Sneaker media is weighed down by the constant releases by Nike and the larger brands. Sneaker culture is driven by Jordans and Yeezy. On this site, there are over 1300 … Read more

The Sell-Through on Vans’ Eco Theory Line is a Reason to be Optimistic

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Source: Eco Theory Authentic SF | Shop Womens Surf Shoes At Vans I’ve been buying better and more eco-friendly sneakers since I took a trip to the Footwear Innovation Summit in 2018. I was born into a new understanding of sneaker culture, and to be honest, it has created conflict in me since. My primary … Read more

COMUNITYmade’s Traction 2.0 Takes Off With More Performance Options and a Eco-Conscious Method of Make | Holiday Deal

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Every little detail – Designed, developed, and handcrafted in L.A. using our proprietary men’s and women’s lasts, for the perfect fit- Upper combination of Premium Mastrotto® Italian leathers and tech mesh, with a soft, buttery feel that provides a LUXE experience from the first wear- NEW 2.0 Deluxe handcrafted, made in USA leather laces – … Read more

Designer Greg Macy Created Three Options for the Molino COMUNITYmade Custom Sneaker | Help Me Choose 

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“Not the game… We talking about practice, man.” – Allen Iverson Source: Greg Macy – Misc. Sketches I used the picture of the Porsche because I like cars and this sketch is almost Foose level. A few months back, I was preparing to order a pair of the Molino sneakers (above) from COMUNITYmade. I didn’t … Read more

The ms.Mateo – MS.perceptions | ms.perp + COMUNITYmade collaboration

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ms.PERP + ComunityMade collaboration The story behind the ms.Mateo: On a sunny Los Angeles afternoon at 584 Mateo Street, an alliance for good was born. ComunityMade and ms.PERP found they share a common mission for helping their neighbors. The unique skill sets, mindful ambition, and experi Source: The ms.Mateo — MS.perceptions On a sunny Los … 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

COMUNITYmade “We Care” Sale | Choose Your Discount Sale

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Choose from some of our favorite classic styles and colors and choose your discount to save while saving lives!  Pay what you are able, every little bit helps. The more you pay, the more we are able to donate to the charity of your choice! Source:  “WE CARE” SALE Brands are clearing inventory everywhere. It’s rare … Read more

COMUNITYmade’s Color Inspiration for the Fall is Quietly Cool | CM Westsider PRM

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Source: WESTSIDER COMUNITYmade has become a staple in my closet with their handcrafted in Downtown Los Angeles footwear. The company utilizes a sustainable approach to crafting their releases. They utilize a pre-order approach that only takes a few weeks for your footwear to arrive. But when they get to you, the craftsmanship is well worth … Read more

4-Day Shoemaking Workshop with  COMUNITYmade

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Create your dream shoes and make your very own footwear from scratch in our interactive workshop! Source: 4-Day Shoemaking Workshop As shops begin to open after quarantine, brands are developing entertaining, educational and stylish opportunities for connecting with the consumer. Actually, not all brands are doing these things, but COMUNITYmade is. As you know, if … Read more

Unboxing the COMUNITYmade Traction SM at Stock & Belle in Downtown Memphis

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Please follow social distancing rules and mask up. Stock & Belle is located at 387 S. Main Street in Downtown Memphis. (https://stockandbelle.com) They allowed me to visit their store to do the unboxing for the STUDIOmade custom by COMUNITYmade (https://comunitymade.com). I took a moment to put together a look for my new shoes and to … Read more

My COMUNITYmade Traction SM for City Discovery – pics and story

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In December, I wanted to get a new pair of kicks, but I didn’t want to grab a recent release from a major brand. My reasoning was simple, I didn’t want what everyone else was wearing. I had rectified this issue previously by picking up a pair of Merrell Gridway Canvas. I still have that … Read more

COMUNITYmade Delivers a WFH Classic that can be Customized | The Palmetto Slide

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Source: Palmetto Slide I was going to start the week off with information and pictures of my custom that’s coming from Los Angeles, but instead I wanted to share this link to the premium slides COMUNITYmade is offering. The made in Downtown Los Angeles brand has crafted a slide looks buttery. The shoe can also … Read more

Building a Custom Shoe with COMUNITYmade Part 9: Its Finally Done!

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Custom Shoe Consultation can be found on COMUNITYmade’s website: https://www.comunitymade.com/ I’m finally back with Product Manager, Noah, after the COVID-19 quarantine, COMUNITYmade has returned to their shop, but not without a variety of complications and unfortunate issues. The store was broken into during the quarantine and some employees actually contracted the virus. Everyone has recovered … Read more

New Colorways for a Good Cause: No.33 x COMUNITYmade | Can a  Made in the US Brand Overcome Consumer Impatience?

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Number 33 Source: N33 x COMUNITYmade We developed this model in collaboration with Nº33 founder Justin Eldridge to bring some flavor to golf and supreme comfort to your game.  Great brands bring out the best in each other and we are both committed to building community so – game on! This is a limited edition model. … Read more

COMUNITYmade Traction LE | Upcoming New Colorways with Nº33 founder Justin Eldridge

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  Source: Men’s Traction LE – Golf  I’ve been trying to stress the importance for brands to utilize a strategy I developed named Niche-Out. The concept is simple and while I developed this term, it’s understood by anyone who has worked in any industry, in order to grab marketshare, do one thing very well and … Read more

Building a Custom Shoe with COMUNITYmade: Part 8 | “WE CARE” Collection for The People Concern

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Source: “WE CARE” COLLECTION Before the COVID-19 quarantine was established I was in the middle of creating a custom shoe with COMUNITYmade. I was documenting the process and placing videos on my YouTube. The contrast with how I made shoes for my shoe companies was stark. As I’ve stated a number of times, my shoes … Read more

Building a Custom Shoe with COMUNITYmade: Part 7 | Repair & Hiatus due to COVID-19 Social Distancing

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Visit https://www.comunitymade.com/ In this video I show the process of the cobbler beginning the repair of my custom shoes from COMUNITYmade. Noah sent me pictures of the process last week prior to the shutdown of stores in California to maintain social distancing as the unknowns around COVID-19 are too great. I did my best to … Read more