If you've ever kicked a soccer ball, or ever seen someone else kick a soccer ball, chances are that ball was kicked by an adidas
Samba. With over 35 million pairs sold worldwide since it was introduced in 1950, the shoe has become an icon in the soccer world. And in the pop culture world, with athletes and celebs rocking the classic kicks on field and on stage.
But since soccer is only slightly more popular here than Cricket, and still less popular than the national spelling bee, adidas is bringing the iconic Samba to the links.
On March 1st, they'll be releasing the Samba Golf, with the same
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February 28, 2012
I can remember rocking my white K-Swiss shoes back in the day along with my Members Only jacket, pegged jeans and Swatch watch - make that two swatch watches. I was way too cool for my junior high class. So when I heard that K-Swiss was launching a line of classic kicks this summer I just had to share.
Ready in plenty of time for the summer, the Vintage CA line by K-Swiss has a trio of looks all inspired by the original K-Swiss Classic but updated to mesh with today's fashion. First in line is the Vintage CA II, a modern take on the original in worn leather. Next up is the Vintage CA Limited, a high-top all-gray version of the CA II in all leather. The Vintage CA collection is rounded out by the Vintage CA T, the canvas edition of the Vintage CA, perfect for lounging or hitting the streets.
The K-Swiss Vintage CA II ($70) and Vantage CA Limited ($75) shoes are available at K-Swiss online
and the canvas Vantage CA T's ($50) can be found at Urban Outfitters
If you're spending your weekends bombing down mountain trails or dodging traffic Monday through Friday riding to work on your bike just to be "green," you know the advantages of using an SPD
clipless bicycle pedal to keep you connected to your ride.
The only problem with that is most SPD compatible shoes are less than stylish. And by "less than stylish" I mean embarrassingly ugly. So unless you want to lug around an extra pair of kicks to wear to lunch, you'll find yourself tiptoeing around town. That's why DZR created their line of Urban Cycling Shoes
Made to fit in no matter where you go, DZR's line was created by people who live on their bikes, and wanted to be able to go from trail to town, and have the balance of performance on the bike, while looking good off the bike.
The five shoes in the line deliver
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June 20, 2011
Who says a guy's bathroom has to be a white tile box he's embarrassed to let a date see... let alone use?
If yours looks like it belongs attached to a gas station rather than your house, it's time for an upgrade. And if you want to create a look that says "I've arrived," instead of "I got the cheapest stuff at Home Depot," check out the high-style items below.
Tired of that drippy faucet that came with the house? With its clean lines, precise angles, and singular silhouette, the Stealth Collection owns its space without apology. Its unique forward angle shows a strength of character rarely seen in a bath faucet. Or even most sports cars.
Starts at $1,403
Thermostatic Ski Shower
The ultimate in shower experiences is Graffís Thermostatic Ski Shower system. Including a full 8Ē square showerhead, with a 3/4" thermostatic valve, mounted on an eye-catching ski-shaped shower panel, and
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June 17, 2011
This Fatherís Day take the time to upgrade dadís wardrobe with these awesome style gifts. Not only is it nice to see the old man looking sharp, but it gives you hope that youíll look as dapper when you get older.
Stauer Midnight Flyboy 1916 Watch
Toss out dadís old Mickey Mouse watch (which takes on a sinister vibe past the age of 10), and get him a timepiece thatís earned its wings. The Stauer Midnight Flyboy 1916 is a loving recreation of classic aviation timepieces of the World War I era. Flanked by a crocodile-embossed black leather band, peppered with accurate tachometers, and a Rose Gold fused case, this watch strikes a stunning balance between casual hardiness and formalwear style.
Ashworth Encinitas Loafers
Comfort doesnít have to be mutually exclusive to big honkiní boats when it comes to shoes. Take for example the Ashworth Encinitas loafers from Ashworth. These casual loafers have a take-'em-anywhere nature without sacrificing support, making them ideal for travel. Paired with some tailored slacks or jeans the Encinitas will become dadís go-to kicks right out of the box.
Mizuno Warmalite 1/4 Zip
Wanna get your dad a sporty light jacket that wonít have him looking like a member of Tony Sopranoís crew? Then maybe you should pick up the Mizuno Warmalite 1/4 Zip for him. The jacket possess a
I think it's an unwritten Law of the Universe, that dads must complain daily about how bad their feet hurt. Not sure if the weight of being you dad is what does it, or if he's hinting for a foot massage from mom, but there is a solution.
For this Father's Day, think about hitting dear old Dad with a pair of Dearfoams slippers
. A legendary maximum comfort favorite of athletes and celebs like Vince Young and Ray Romano, they are also the Official Footwear Sponsor of the World Series of Poker, keeping the players, dealers and even the ESPN camera crew feeling more relaxed. (And if you want to win Dad a $10,000 seat to the WSOP, go here
The original foam-cushioned slipper created in 1947, Dearfoams feature a multi-density cushioning system to keep Dad's dogs comfortable, and higher grade fabrics (in the classic plaid all dads love), that can stand up to his constant late night shuffling to the kitchen for midnight snacks.
You can never have too many Fatherís Day gift ideas, especially if your dadís as picky as mine. And if youíve got a fashion-forward dad, donít even think about trying to score him a tie. Youíre better off getting him a "Worldís Greatest Dad" mug and backing out of the room slowly. You need a game-winning gift thatíll stack the odds in your favor. How about going south of the knees this year with some great retro-looking footwear from an American icon, PRO-Keds
PRO-Keds has been crafting killer kicks since 1949, and this summer theyíve got a series of classically-inspired sneakers that your dad is sure to love. With styles like the Royal CVO Canvas
- the original NBA shoe, the 69er Lo Perf Leather
- vintage hip-hop style from the Bronx, and the Royal Lo Canvas
- one of the original Keds styles dating back to 1926, thereís a shoe for every look. Oh yeah, and theyíre affordable, too. So affordable, in fact, that you just might think about picking up a pair or two for yourself while youíre out shopping for dad.
Maybe dad always wanted to be a fireman. Or maybe dad is a fireman. Either way, he'll feel like a hero every time he shows off this belt made from an actual decommissioned fire hose. Or pulls out his fire hose wallet to buy you dinner.
Created by Gallo En Fuego, each hand-made wallet or belt is crafted from an actual hose that's been pulled out of duty after seeing its share of action, still bearing the distress marks, burns or damage like a badge of honor. Plus, a portion of each sale benefits Fired Up Kids, a program that raises funds for the burn unit at The Children's Hospital of Denver.
All you need now is to install a fire pole in dad's house.
$26 - Wallet
$38 - Belt
Available exclusively at UncommonGoods.com
, a small company on the California coast founded on a design philosophy called "aesthetic ecosystem," has a great gift idea for the dad whose mind is on the environment just as much as his own comfort.
Their Seersucker Robe is made from 100% organically grown cotton, with additional fabrics that use only natural fibers produced in non-toxic production processes certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
. Yeah, that was a mouthful.
The important thing to know is that GOTS is the toughest organic textile standard in the world and getting one of these for your dad will definitely garner you green points with Mother Nature.
And because it's made of cotton the Coyuchi robe only gets better with each wash. Coyuchi also marries form and function by building into the robe their signature seersucker-like, puckered stripes that allow for maximum airflow between the fabric and your skin. Environmentally friendly design standards, sustainable materials and an eye for design. Dad may never take it off.
Summer is officially here this weekend, so it's time to break out the flip flops and hit the beach. And to cushion your feet during those long periods standing at the tiki bar, chatting up the bikini babes, slip on a pair of Skechers Tantric-Pelomar
Everyone else will see them as the usual beach gear, but what they wont see is the unique egg-crate foam footbed, perfect for cradling your hot and sun-burned dogs. Add in the soft toe posts and fabric lining, and you've got a pair of man flops you can wear all day, all summer long. No matter how many hours you have to put in at the tiki bar.
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