Titanium is cool. The functional minimalism of Bauhaus-style design is cool. A compact way to carry your many keys is also cool. That makes this titanium carabiner keychain from L.A.-based Más Design, roughly three times cooler than yours.
Spring 2013 is here and you know what that means: time to toss last summer’s fluorescent YOLO shades for something a little less Weezy. The new Stone model from Portland-based Shwood eyewear looks like a great option, it features a thin veneer of slate over birch wood plus they’ve got high-quality polarized Zeiss lenses. And those are swag.
If you survive to see your 160th birthday, you’ll celebrate, too. Swiss watchmaker Tissot is turning 160 and to make it special, they’ve created an anniversary timepiece. The Heritage Navigator Automatic is a remake of a model first made to commemorate their centenary back in 1953. Like all good designs, the styling of the classic chronometer looks just a good now as it did 50 years ago. Available November 2013.
Puma’s latest running shoe gimmick technology is called Mobium. It’s a finely tuned elasticized band built into the shoe’s outsole that ads extra bounce and stability exactly where and when your foot needs it most. The idea is that the shoe mimics the expansion & contraction of the tendons in your foot, enhancing your natural movements.
Adidas’ Boost cushioning technology is the secret ingredient in their new Energy Boost series running shoes. Boost is an ultralight, super high-rebound TPU foam used in the midsole that gives the shoes the most energy return of any running shoe on the market.
Two of Nike’s most potent proprietary materials: Flyknit & Lunarlon combine to make the virtually seamless Flyknit Lunar1+ one more amazingly light & and comfy runner in the Swoosh lineup. But don’t think it’s all float and no support: it’s also got Flywire in the upper for stability while overall minimalism of materials makes this model 80% less wasteful than the standard Nike runner. Available in February.
Following last year’s Jack Heuer 80th Birthday Carrera, the brand is now offering another chronograph bearing Jack’s name. Inspired by classic TH stopwatch designs of the 60s, the pushers and crown on this new model are positioned on the top of the case instead of on the side.
The Klitch is a clip that lets you hang your kicks on the outside of your bag and keeps them conveniently paired up for transport from home to the gym to the golf course and everywhere else you need to bring spare footwear.
In a world that welcomed fur-lined Crocs and 50 different styles of “toe sneakers” with open arms, this bizarre new release from Reebok, called the ATV 19+ is sure to be a hit. Featuring a monster-truck style tread with 19 bulbous “nodes”, they’re designed to provide stability on uneven terrain, like trail running or maybe walking on the moon. While the response to the ATV 19+ from shoe fiends and experts is divided, Reebok finally made a shoe that got people talking. Available February 1.
Instead of guessing how you want your jeans to fit, Gustin brand arrived at their fit, features, and fabrics through crowd-sourcing. By asking thousands of people to chime in about what they want before producing their pants, they’ve created a new model for designing premium denim jeans plus they are delivering them to your door at wholesale prices.