What is GORE-TEX?

What is GORE-TEX?
GORE-TEX is an amazing breathable, waterproof textile found in clothing involving hiking, mountaineering, etc. making it a high-performance material. We as consumers have seen Nylon in several avatars, the highlight being it doesn’t let Ultraviolet rays pass through. But then, nylon does not let water vapor pass through it either. This means nylon waterproof clothing traps...

What is Patent Leather?

What is Patent Leather?
A process that was called “Japanning” and meant high lacquering of leather to give it a glossy, shiny finish can be called the birthplace of the concept of patent leather. So is it some kind of leather? No, it’s a finish just like Suede. You would dip leather in a resinous varnish and then polish...

History of Air Jordan 6

History of Air Jordan 6
Michael Jordan had a unique problem with all the Jordans so far – putting his shoes on! In order to slip into the shoe without wrestling it, Tinker Hatfield once again used his design ingenuity. Apart from creating a reinforced toe on MJ’s new shoe, Tinker created a tongue made out of rubber with two...

Sneakerhead in Focus: Scott “punklance” Green

Sneakerhead in Focus: Scott “punklance” Green
Our journey had already taken us to the big apple and it was imperative for us to hit the West Coast in our hunger for sneakerhead storylines. Hair Stylist, Sneakerhead, Collector and active TeamNB member Scott “Punklance” Green tells us all about how it began for him, why he loves the Reebok pumps and what...

Sneakerhead in Focus: Jemuel “Jemuelwong” Wong

Sneakerhead in Focus: Jemuel “Jemuelwong” Wong
Our next stop in this never-ending hunt for Sneakerheads and their stories is Sydney, Australia. We hit up Jemuel Wong, a student and a passionate collector of the three-stripe brand for his views on how the competition is doing in a year that seems to belong to Adidas, what according to him are the most underrated...
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