Brooks is a name for those who fashionably walk the line between sneakers and casual shoes. Hire an airy heel and a glitzy metal ornamentation, your feet will look chic when you wear the Brooks shoes. The woven materials used to create these shoes allows moisture to escape while they still keep your feet warm!
What’s at stake in the sneaker game
When Nike introduced their Jordan Brand collaboration with Brooklyn-based startup, The Virgil Abloh Collection, the sneaker game changed. With its clean lines and innovative design, the Jordan 4 “Biscuit” became an instant classic. But what’s at stake in the sneaker game?
Abloh is a divisive figure in the sneaker industry. On one side of the coin you have those who appreciate his unique take on sneakers and view him as a visionary. On the other side of the coin are those who view him as an unpatriotic opportunist who is only looking out for himself.
Nevertheless, his influence on the sneaker scene cannot be denied. His trademark buckles and extreme deconstructionism have helped to shape the aesthetic of today’s sneakers. As more brands explore collaborations with Abloh, we can only expect to see even more exciting designs in our future.
Pursuing the dream
For years, Brooke Campbell has been chasing her dream of becoming a fashion designer. After graduating from the prestigious Parsons School of Design in 2010, Brooke set off on her own, starting out as a freelance patternmaker before eventually landing a job at Theory.
Since then, Brooke’s collection, “Brooklynverse,” has garnered attention from top retailers including Selfridges and Saks Fifth Avenue. In this blog post, we chat with Brooke about her career and what it takes to be a successful fashion designer. The 2012-2013 season brought a lot of change to the fashion world. While many designers experimented with new silhouettes and fabrics, Nike kept its signature classic style front and center. While some brands stuck to their same ol’ patterns and colors, Nike went out of its way to release something familiar yet new in the sneaker world. From Ultra Boosts to Flywire, the brand offered an impressive selection of sneakers for both men and women. Here are five of our favorite Nike sneakers for women this season:
1) The Ultra Boost is one of Nike’s most popular sneakers for women. This versatile sneaker can be dressed up or down and offers support and comfort for all day wear.
2) The Flywire sneaker is perfect for those who want a classic look with updated features. The breathable, flexible materials make this sneaker ideal for hot climates or long days on your feet.
3) The Roshe Run has been a fan favorite since its debut in 2011. This low profile sneaker is perfect for running errands or hitting the gym on a busy day.
4) The Lunarlon insole helps cushion your feet while you walk or run, making these sneakers incredibly
The future of sneaker design
When it comes to sneakers, there’s always been one constant: change. Through the years, designers have experimented with new materials, construction methods and design concepts, always striving to improve upon what’s come before. But amid all the experimentation, one sneaker design silhouette has stood the test of time- the running shoe. And according to many in the sneaker industry, that might not be changing anytime soon.
Forgoing the funky, futuristic shapes that are popular these days, many sneaker designers are focused on reintroducing classic sneakers designs. “The key for me is to maintain a legacy and respect for sneaker history while creating something new and innovative,” said Lenny Kravitz memorably (and controversially). While some of these efforts may initially seem like simple retreads of older models- such as Kanye West’s recent collaboration with Nike featuring a updated take on the Stan Smith- the details matter. For example, using treated wool constructions in lieu of traditional cotton can result in sneakers that are both warmer and more durable.
Now in its fourth decade, Nike’s iconic Air Force 1 remains one of the most popular shoes in existence. And it