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Simply put, face masks are designed with function over form in mind, that is unless…you’re talking about Joe Doucet’s new creation. This stylish face shield comes with an integrate shield visor so you won’t have to worry about sunglasses. The minimalist design is basically a curved transparent guard fitted with dark sunglasses lenses and arms. Read more for additional pictures.
Apple created sneakers for their employees back during the 1990s, and some in decent condition have made their way to auctions today, like the example you see above, which just sold for $9,687. The iPhone maker actually had an entire line of clothing items in the 1980s, called “The Apple Collection” after Steve Jobs left the company. Read more for a video, another picture and additional information.
The experience of slipping into self-lacing sneakers, pressing a button, hearing the whirr of the power-lacing engine and sensing an unparalleled fit is like stepping into a time machine, or at least into Back to Future II. The refining of fit continues in the company’s new Nike Adapt BB 2.0, which evolves the design principles of its predecessor to improve on-court play, while retaining the spirit of the technology’s underlying magic. It hits stores on Feb. 16, priced at $400. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
The crossover between high fashion and esports continues with Louis Vuitton partnering with Riot Games and League of Legends. The two companies first worked together for the League of Legends World Championship Finals in Paris last month, and among this collection’s real-world goods, the T-shirt is probably the most eyebrow-raising in the line of the 47 pricey products. However, the most expensive would be the “LVXLOL Leather Biker Jacket,” which sets you back $5,650. Read more for a video, additional pictures a nd information.
Vollebak’s Indestructible Puffer is touted as the “world’s strongest jacket,” and rightfully so. It’s made from 100% Dyneema, which is apparently 15x stronger than steel and 40% stronger than high-strength aramid fibres, which means it can withstand shearing, tearing, and blunt-force traumas with ease. In early tests, the mooring lines were so strong they even broke the machines meant to be testing them, and the body armor stopped bullets from a Kalashnikov. Read more for a knife test video and additional information.
Under Armour has revealed the spacesuits that Virgin Galactic astronauts will wear on flights to the edge of space, and each one will be individually hand-tailored to each passenger and will include their national flag as well as a name badge. Virgin Galactic’s spacecraft can carry as up to six passengers, along with the two pilots, to the edge of space after being dropped from a jet-powered aircraft at around 40,000 feet. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Brooklyn-based product design company MSCHF injected 60cc of holy water from the Jordan River into the Nike Air Max 97, and calls them “Jesus Shoes”. They’re limited to 20-pairs in the world, and the insole is made from 100 percent frankincense wool, while the laces are home to a steel crucifix. MSCHF knew these would only appeal to a select few, so they six pairs to social influencers before posting them on StockX, a popular online retailer. Read more for a hands-on video preview and additional information.
Back in 2017, Google revealed their Jacquard-powered clothing line, a project from the company’s ATAP division. It started with the idea of making it simple to interact with your devices through clothing, or by simply touching the fabric. This week, Google announced their updated Jacquard Tag, which is smaller than a stick of gum and has a 2-week battery life, making it even more unobtrusive in these new connected products. Read more for a video and additional information.
Unlike other printers, the EBS HandJet can print directly on just about any surface with acetone-based ink that dries instantly. Users can print single or multi-line messages from .276″ to 2.2″ high on corrugated, paper, film, foil, glass, metal, lumber, concrete, and many other surfaces. An integrated laser guidance system is included, complete with an easy-to-follow target for the exact positioning of the imprinted message. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Adidas partnered with environmental conservationists Parley for the Oceans back in 2015 for a line of footwear, and the Adidas x Parley line is continuing to grow into 2019. Each one of these shoes contain 12 plastic bottles worth of ocean waste, with some material coming from discarded fishing nets. Adidas says that it plans to make all of its products with recycled plastics recycled from the ocean before 2024. Read more for a video showing the process and additional information.