sneakers

Nike debuts its first SNKRS stash drop at a concert with Kendrick Lamar and SZA

On a mild Thursday night at the Los Angeles Forum, Nike’s public relations team and a group of journalists from some of the country’s leading lifestyle, tech, and general interest websites

Nike’s Vaporfly Elite FlyPrint leans hard into computational design

Computational design is the hottest phrase in manufacturing and 3D printing at the moment. It’s changing the way people make all kinds of goods, and Nike used it to design and manufacture its new V

Koio, a direct-to-consumer leather sneaker brand, picks up $3 million

Retail has been revolutionized over the last decade, with brands like Casper and Warby Parker offering high-quality goods at lower costs simply by selling them through the internet. Koio, a relatively

Bump is a peer-to-peer marketplace for streetwear

As the streetwear and sneaker industry continues to explode in popularity we’re seeing more and more startups popping up to service the industry, all from slightly different angles. Meet Bump, a

Highsnobiety secures $8.5M from Felix Capital to woo millennial males

Highsnobiety has come a long way. What began as a sneaker passion blog in 2005 now attracts upwards of 9 million visitors monthly to its site containing news and analysis of high fashion, streetwear a

Graphene running shoes will hit the market next year

Running shoes and graphene were made for each other. One is always in search of the latest gimmick and the other has produced some of the most stunning in recent memory. The University of Manchester,

Sneaker and streetwear reseller Stadium Goods just launched their first app

Stadium Goods, the online (and brick and mortar) marketplace for highly sought after sneakers and streetwear, is launching its first app. Live today to coincide with the startup’s two year anniv

StockX is adding a streetwear marketplace, starting with Supreme

StockX, the "stock market of things" that originally started with high-end sneakers and expanded into handbags and watches, is now adding support for streetwear. Supreme gear is live now in the app. W

Asics is using microwave technology to create custom midsoles in as little as 15 seconds

It’s been a fascinating couple of years for high tech sneaker heads, between self-lacing Nikes and Adidas’ experiments with 3D printed midsoles and biodegradable yarn. Asics isn’t generally utte

Hot sneaker marketplace GOAT adds former Twitter COO Adam Bain to board

Sneaker resale marketplace GOAT has been on a bit of a tear since I covered them nearly two years ago. The streamlined app and the incredibly buzzy sneakerhead market have combined for some pretty imp

Here’s why you’ll buy your next shoe on Instagram

Today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2017 three startups took the stage to talk shoes with TechCrunch Editor in Chief Matthew Panzarino. Josh Luber of StockX, John McPheters of Stadium Goods and Ryan Baben

StockX is expanding beyond sneakers to sell watches and handbags

StockX, the marketplace for limited-edition goods, has just announced they are expanding beyond sneakers. Starting today you'll be able to buy and sell watches and handbags from luxury brands like Rol

Adidas’ latest 3D-printed shoe puts mass production within sight

Adidas unveiled their latest 3D-printed shoe last night, the Futurecraft 4D. The shoe is a huge improvement on their last 3D-printed runners, which were more of a concept than an actual product. The

Decipher sneaker culture with the founders of StockX, Stadium Goods and Greats at Disrupt NY 2017

Sneakers are red-hot right now. And like with everything else, tech has come along for the ride. From resale apps to startups that actually make their own kicks, we’ve seen countless startups s

Stadium Goods raises $4.6 million to sell sought-after sneakers and streetwear

When Stadium Goods opened shop in New York’s Soho district in 2015, it looked like an Apple-inspired spin on the consignment shop, appealing to men in search of authentic, collectible sneakers and s

Nike just unveiled the first real power-lacing sneaker, the HyperAdapt 1.0

It’s finally here. After teaming up with Michael J. Fox to tease us with self-lacing Nike Mags on Back To The Future day in October, Nike has finally announced a mass production shoe that will

U R Not (Red-E) For This Pair Of PlayStation Nike Air Force 1s

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/nikeplaystation.jpg" />You're now looking at a pair of Nike Air Force 1 sneakers. But these are special in that they have the classic Pla

Rockstar Games and Jordan Brand team up for exclusive Midnight Club: LA sneakers

I wasn’t aware of this until now, but there was an actual Midnight Club in Tokyo that was formed in 1985. The street racing gang would play along on the Bayshore Route of the Shuto Expressway betwee

Reebok + Allen Iverson + Zune = Answer XI Zune, Special Edition

If you like the Zune, sneakers, and Allen Iverson, then we’ve got something for you! Reebok is releasing a special edition Allen Iverson pair of sneakers called the Answer XI Zune. The freaky sn

Nike Develops Sneaker Exclusively For Native Americans, Helps Their Health

Before you immediately discount this next post—a post about sneakers—hear me out. Nike, for the first time in its history, has designed a sneaker for a specific ethnic group. For Native Am