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Time to Update Your Skate Style!

Over the decades, skateboarding has taken on a life of its own. Once merely a by-product of surfing and the California lifestyle, skateboarding evolved exponentially and its influence stretched from coast tocoast and around the globe. Dare you call it a sport, for many, skateboarding is a way of life. Like a fish out of water, the surfer too found its way to land. Eventually moving away from the salty air of the boardwalk, the skater adapted to whatever environment provided the gnarliest of sessions, from the harsh concrete and asphalt of the skate park to more vertical landscapes.

One of the key aspects of the lifestyle is style. It’s hard to imagine another group of fanatics so obsessed with their aesthetic and dedicated to their brands as skateboarders. If you cut to the core of skateboard style, perhaps the single most important identifier is the footwear. The quickest way to let the world know you are the real deal is the skate shoes on your feet. The scuffs on the toe, the ripped laces, the subtle holes, that’s the stuff hours of dedication are made of! The selection of the right shoe can weigh heavy on a young mind, or seem downright exasperating to the parent of the radical one. From low-profile canvas skate shoes destined for maximum chilling to technical models set to shred, The Zappos Rideshop has you covered.

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1. DC Trase TX

2. Emerica The Reynolds Low Vulc

3. adidas Skateboarding Adi-Ease

4. Circa AL50 Slim

5. etnies Marana

6. HUF Choice

7. Globe Motley

8. Nike SB Check

9. Vans Authentic

10.Vans Classic Slip-On

11. Vans Old Skool

12. Vans Authentic Lo Pro

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The evolution of the skate shoe has closely mimicked the timeline of skateboarding progression itself. The early low-profile vulcanized models led way to more advanced cupsole technology. As riding got more technical in the ‘90s, so did the shoes themselves. Skaters quickly realized that stair sets and huge gaps called for more padding, support, and comfort. A bruised heel or two have sidelined even the most hardened of skate veterans. Luckily, the skate shoe companies of the modern era have their craft down to a science. Often designed and tested by professional riders themselves, skate shoes reflect an amalgamation of style, functionality, and performance.

Dedicated brands such as Vans®, DC®, Emerica®, and HUF® have developed skate shoes to be less bulky, more comfortable, and durable than ever before.  Traditionally speaking, vulcanized soles are low-profile and provide optimum flex, board feel, and grip for superior control. Although not as durable or impact resistant as their cupsole counterparts, vulcanized technology has progressed to provide the best of both worlds.  Cupsole technology is easily described as an outsole that is shaped like a cup around the sole of your foot.  Cupsoles were thought to have less feel and flex compared to shoes with vulcanized construction, but many brand such as Nike SB®, etnies® and, adidas® Skateboarding offer slimmed- down versions with great board feel.

From future pros imagining their first video part to casual cruisers intent on the next sesh, there’s nothing like lacing up a fresh pair of skate sneakers right out of the box. Update your current kicks or pass on a new pair to the next generation of shredders. With brands like Supra®, C1RCA®, and Globe®, it’s no wonder that skateboarding shoes have set the standard for cool since the late ‘80s and have pushed the limits ever since!

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The Style Edit, Wedding Edition: Pastels

One of the most noteworthy trends in bridesmaids’ dresses is mixing and matching design elements, whether it’s color, silhouette, accessories, or, for the adventurous bridal party—all of the above! Since spring is upon us, we’re highlighting one of the prettiest mix-and-match palette options for the bride’s best gals: pastels. Pastel dresses instantly add a soft, feminine appeal to your entire wedding motif.

Dressing the bridesmaids in various hues of pastel allows for a more individuality for each of the ladies while still creating a harmonious and cohesive look overall. It also adds more dimension and interest to your wedding photos!

 

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Here are some useful tips to pull off a mix and match pastel look for your wedding:

Coordinate. While it’s easy to just give the girls free reign over what color of pastel they choose, make sure everyone is in communication with each other on what hues they want to wear—particularly if the group is spread out in different cities and not able to shop together. You want a good mix of pastels that look cohesive together, so giving the bridesmaids a little guidance is key.

 

A full shade apart. If you’re looking to do pastels in an ombré or gradient spectrum (soft shades of pink, for example), make sure each dress is at least a full shade away from the other. If two dresses are too similar in hue but not quite exact, it will end up looking off in pictures. Again, coordination with your bridesmaids is very important here.

 

Decide what elements to match. To keep the bridal party looking cohesive even when each girl is wearing a different shade of pastel, find elements that will stay the same across the board. Whether it’s hemline (long dresses vs short dresses), dress silhouette or fabrication, keeping a common thread will tie in the mixed pastels look together.

Of course, if you want to be more daring and bold, it’s totally fine to mismatch all elements! Anything goes!

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Video Recap of Park Jam Rail Event 2015

Last month, the Zappos Rideshop hosted the first-ever Park Jam Rail Event right here in the heart of downtown Las Vegas. It was two nights of snowboarding, family fun, friends and of course…food! They brought in actual snow and a 30-foot jibbing rail where professional snowboarders showed off some impressive tricks.

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New Brand Spotlight: Base London

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Inspired by the footwear style demands of the British male, Base London® was established back in 1995 to deliver more affordable shoe options while keeping the integrity of the British aesthetic.

In the past, the dapper dudes of Britain were faced with only high-end designer label footwear if they wanted quality oxfords, loafers and other everyday shoe staples. Base London set out to bring confident style at a great price point with their great selection of versatile oxfords, brogues, wingtips and more.

Whether it’s for work, date night and everything in between, Base London men’s footwear is dedicated to delivering iconic British style to today’s stylish and modern gentlemen.

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Coveted: Wedding Guest Style

Oh, wedding season. There’s so much celebration and merriment to be had, but at the same time, it can be such a daunting task trying to commit to the perfect dress for your friends’ biggest day.

Whether it’s a beach wedding, a fun Vegas weekend nuptial or an all-out black tie affair, the wedding guest should definitely arrive dressed appropriately for whatever type of wedding they are attending. That could mean the occasion calls for a breezy-chic maxi dress or a floor-length gown that pulls out all the stops! Whichever dress you pick to celebrate the season’s wedding lineup, make sure you’re dressed to impress but without being too over the top or distracting. After all, it’s still all about the bride and groom.

Below are a few of our top picks for every kind of spring/summer wedding from the Zappos Coveted boutique:

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Beach Weddings:

1. Mara Hoffman Easy Dress

2. Nicole Miller Berry Bliss Halter Love Dress

3. Rachel Pally Ruben Dress

4. Rebecca Taylor Sleeveless Flowerpress Dress

5. Trina Turk Patsy Dress

6. Shoshanna Svetlana Lace Dress

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Black-Tie Weddings:

1. Badgley Mischka Odessa Ruffle Back Gown

2. BCBGMAXAZRIA Caia Color Blocked Pleated Gown

3. BCBGMAXAZRIA Emily Lace Blocked V-Neck Dress

4. BCBGMAXAZRIA Danielle One Shoulder Gown

5. BCBGMAXAZRIA Astella Sleeveless Shirred Bodice Gown

6. Rachel Zoe Spark Dress

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Vegas Weddings:

1. Nicole Miller Cam Stretch Lace Dress

2. Badgley Mischka Cap Sleeve Cocktail Dress

3. BCGMAXAZRIA Halee Deep V-Neck Romper w/ Chiffon Skirt

4. BCBGMAXAZRIA Stef Lace Blocked Long Sleeve Dress

5. BCBGMAXAZRIA Kate Sequined Strapless Dress

6. Style Stalker Bianco Romper


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Frye Ankle Boots + Dresses = The Ultimate Spring Match!

Our love affair with the Frye ankle boots-and-dresses combo is one that is destined to last for the long haul. It’s no secret that Frye booties and ankle boots have always been one of the most versatile and easy-to-wear shoes in any woman’s style repertoire, but when paired with our favorite spring dresses, well, the Frye ankle boot reaches a level of style that can only be categorized as iconic. It’s like those two were just destined for each other! Aww…true love!

Whether you’re rockin’ a pair of Frye Veronica Strappy ankle boots to the farmer's market, or the western-inspired Frye Reina Bootie on a brunch date with your favorite ladies, this spring is the perfect opportunity to really refine the classic pairing of Frye ankle boots and dresses.

Below, we’ve taken three Frye ankle booties and our favorite dress styles to wear with them. It doesn’t get much easier—slip into your pretty spring frock, slip into your trusty Frye boots, and voila! Effortless warm-weather style at its finest.

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Shirt Dresses:

1. Three Dots Night Iris Dress

2. Jack by BB Dakota Tajan Plaid Dress

3. EQUIPMENT Michaela Floral Print Dress


 

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Bohemian-Inspired Dresses:

1. Free People Lucky Loosey

2. Lucy Love Hollie Dress

3. Free People Bridgette Mini Dress


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A-line Dresses:

1. Maison Scotch Cute Dress

2. Brigitte Bailey Adira Dress

3. Tart Kora Dress

 

 

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Take it to the Trail & Beyond with adidas Outdoor Terrex Boost

When you take your running routine off the beaten path and into more rugged terrain, three things are of the utmost importance when it comes to trail running shoes: lightweight comfort, great support and fit. The adidas® Outdoor Terrex Boost covers all those bases and more.

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Whether it’s trail running, mountain running or other off-trail adventures, the adidas® Outdoor Terrex Boost delivers all the comfort you’d come to expect from a great running shoe, but also focuses on durability. When you’re tackling rough trails, a durable trail running shoe makes sure you get the most mileage.

Of course, all that durability would mean nothing without the proper support. The Terrex Boost features a lightweight boost™ midsole that provides great energy return with every stride. The PRO MODERATOR™ support also stabilizes as the rugged rubber outsole provides excellent traction on slick surfaces. And let’s not forget about fit. Its stretchy mesh upper and stable heel ensures a snug yet comfortable fit to keep every off-trail session more enjoyable.

Watch the video below where endurance athlete Don Bowie talks about why he loves the adidas® Outdoor Terrex Boost!

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The Style Edit: Black & White

Spring into the simple harmony of black and white this season! It’s a classic color combination that proves to be the most versatile with so many wears to wear it for any time of the day. 

Whether it’s to the office, going out with the gals, or on your spring vacation, you can achieve the exceptionally chic black and white trend with three of my favorite looks below.

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Pairing black and white separates, like black jeans and a white blouse, is an easy and effortless way to dominate the black and white trend!

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Add a dose style to your 9 to 5!  Pair white denim with a chambray shirt and a polished black blazer to achieve a comfy yet totally stylish office attire. Finish off the look with black pumps, a statement necklace and a structured satchel for the ultimate in professional style.

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Turn to the casual brilliance of colorblock stripes when you are packing up for your spring vacation! Pair with a denim jacket, flat espadrilles, a straw hat and a bold carry-all tote to complement your stylish sensibilities even while off duty.

 

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