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The 5 Jordans Every Sneakerhead Should Own

Over the past 34 years, Jordan Brand has released hundreds of sneakers, some beloved an...

By Stephen Albertini May 13, 2019 24 Comments
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"The Shot": A History of the Air Jordan IV

A brief history of the Jordan IV

By Stephen Albertini February 19, 2019 8 Comments
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A New Blueprint: A History of the Air Max 95

Milton Glaser, legendary designer of “I Love New York” logo and the now-famous Bob Dyla...

By Stephen Albertini January 10, 2019 4 Comments
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More Than Just a Man: A History of the adidas Stan Smith

It’s been 33 years since Stan Smith retired from the game of tennis, but you’d never kn...

By Stephen Albertini December 27, 2018 4 Comments
Mob Ties: Italian-American Style in Media

For better or worse, America has always had a love affair with Italian-American mob fil...

By Stephen Albertini November 06, 2018 14 Comments
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"I'm Back": A History of the Jordan XI

There’s an [indelible image of Michael Jordan](

By Stephen Albertini September 06, 2018 2 Comments
From Noah to Nike: How The World's Biggest Brands Are Appealing to Environmentalism

It’s a great time to be a consumer. Brands in every sector of fashion—from athletic wea...

By Stephen Albertini July 31, 2018 3 Comments
How the NBA Dress Code Helped Create a Fashion-Conscious League

Before the NBA became the most fashion-forward sports league in America, it wasn’t too ...

By Stephen Albertini June 11, 2018 12 Comments
An Abridged History of The Polo Bear

Ralph Lauren’s Polo Bear designs, both in stuffed bear form and within its apparel line...

By Stephen Albertini April 26, 2018 9 Comments
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A True (Blue) Collaboration: History of the Jordan III

Michael Jordan was no stranger to pressure. In the early years of his budding career, h...

By Stephen Albertini March 15, 2018 3 Comments
An Abridged History of Hip-Hop’s Relationship with Sneaker Culture

In the 35 years since [Nike first introduced the Air Force 1](

By Stephen Albertini January 24, 2018 9 Comments
Did adidas Really Jump Over the Jumpman?

Michael Jordan is responsible for some of the most recognizable and popular sneakers of...

By Stephen Albertini October 27, 2017 25 Comments