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Menswear Monday: A Summer Sneaker Guide

When it comes to off-duty, hanging-out-on-the-weekends style, there’s nothing that quite achieves the status of the beloved sneaker. This summer, sneakers are seriously having a major moment in the spotlight with a renewed focus on both timeless classics and funky printed designs.

Below are three summer sneaker trends that you should totally be on board with if you aren’t already!

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PRINTED SNEAKERS:

Perfect for the guy who loves to stand out in a crowd, a printed slip-on sneaker or traditional lace-up sneaker adds an instant pop of character.

1. Creative Recreation Cesario Lo XVI in White/Marble

2. Vans Chima Pro in Aloha

3. Vans Classic Slip-On in Golden Coast

CANVAS SNEAKERS:

There’s just something about a classic pair of canvas sneakers that ties any casual summer outfit together. Try them in neutral shades like taupe, grey or navy!

1. Sperry Top-Sider Striper CVO Salt-Washed Twill

2. Polo Ralph Lauren Harvey

3. Converse Jack Purcell® Jack Ox

CLEAN WHITE:
The obsession over a warm-weather white palette is definitely alive and well in the world of sneakers! Pair your white sneakers with simple chino shorts for a look that’s so fresh and so clean.

1. Native Shoes Jefferson in Shell White Solid

2. adidas Skateboarding Adi-Ease in White/Grey

3. Vans Era™ in True White

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Fresh Picks: Patriotic Style

In just a few days, we will be celebrating Independence Day in all its patriotic glory. Fireworks, stars, stripes and backyard BBQs will be on a lot of agendas for Fourth of July weekend, so we’re rounding up a few patriotic picks that are worthy of all the fun celebration!

Represent Team USA this July 4th weekend (and beyond!) with American flag-inspired clothing and accessories. Not into the whole Old Glory look? You can still show your patriotic spirit by wearing shades of red, white and blue. Whether it’s swimwear, sunglasses, dresses or tank tops, wearing your American pride this summer is easy with great patriotic styles like these!

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1. Alternative Modal Racer Midi Dress

2. Luli Fama Cosita Buena Mini Cover-Up Dress

3. Vans Authentic Stars & Stripes

4. Sanuk Selene Patriot

5. Converse Black Flag Muscle Tee

6. Lucky Brand Tropical Americana Tank Top

7. Ray-Ban Erika in Red Velvet

8. San Diego Hat Co. Silver Foil Star Ball Cap


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Menswear Monday: 3 Air Travel Essentials

Guys, get your boarding passes ready! Flying is about to become less of a hassle and more of an anticipated opportunity to show off your great style thanks to a few comfy, travel-ready basics. Air travel has more than its fair share of annoyances—from long lines at the security gate to delayed flights, there’s no reason why your outfit shouldn’t come prepared for anything the travel gods may have in store!

We like to think of dressing for the airport as a lesson in stylish simplicity and impeccable utility. Keep things as streamlined as possible by cutting out unnecessary elements when going through security: belts, shoelaces—they’re outta there!

An airport-friendly outfit starts with a great pair of stretchy pants like a slim jogger or athleisure sweatpant. It’s super convenient when going through security (no belts!) and makes for a comfortable plane ride no matter how long your flight may be. Since airports and plane cabins tend to be pretty cold at times, it’s a great idea to always have a nice hoodie sweatshirt handy. Just throw on your hood, slip on your sleep mask and drift away 30,000 feet in the air.

Last, but certainly not least, a pair of effortlessly versatile shoes is a traveler’s best friend. Slip-on sneakers are a great option for air travel because they’re not only easy to run in (gate changes and missed alarms do happen!), but getting through security is a breeze without having shoelaces to contend with.

Below is a small sampling of a few of our popular men’s travel wardrobe must haves: 

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SLEEK HOODIES

1. Alternative Rocky Zip Hoodie

2. Vince Heathered Pullover Hoodie

3. Diesel Brandon-Z Sweatshirt

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SLIP-ON SNEAKERS

1. Ted Baker Teutra

2. Vans Classic Slip-on™

3. BOSS Green Stiven On

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COMFY JOGGERS

1. Levi’s® Men’s Authentic Sweatpant

2. Publish Sprinter Jogger Pants

3. Original Penguin Range Pants

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Are You Ready for Go Skateboarding Day?

For some, Go Skateboarding Day is a bit of a redundancy.  Similar to Breathe Air Day or Stare At Your Phone Day, there’s some things that people will continue to do with little persuasion or reminding. For the diehards, skateboarding is an everyday occurrence that is a part of their DNA. From scoping out new skate spots across town to grinding neighborhood curbs, no time is wasted when connecting with your board and perfecting  your craft.

But let’s face it; you can’t be on your board all the time; you’ve got to account for hours spent at school, work, sleeping, eating, zoning out in front of the television, etc. Perhaps you’ve got big-time responsibilities and you only have a couple hours a week to dedicate to your favorite pastime. Maybe you put your board into the garage where it collects dust and is commonly referred to as “my old board”. You might have even told some people the ever popular, “I used to skate”, as you regale your crew with stories from your skateboard past. But it’s okay; your chance to get reacquainted with skateboarding is right around the corner.

Since 2004, June 21st has been officially named Go Skateboard Day, a holiday to embrace skateboarding and the positive impact it has had on youth culture the world over.  June 21 is also the official start of summer, making it the perfect day to put your phone on silent and roll with your squad to the local skate park, demo, or contest.    

The Zappos Rideshop has you covered to kick off the skate season in style, keeping you in the latest from the top brands in the industry. Stay laced up and ready to cruise with the laid-back Cali vibes of Vans® low-tops or slip-ons, or get ready for a more serious shred session with help from Nike SB®, adidas® Skateboarding, and DC® Footwear.  No matter what style skate shoe you’re repping these days, from minimalist to technical, it’s all about a cool look and a grippy sole to keep you going strong.

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1. Darkstar Revolt Complete

2. Dusters Endless Summer Longboard

3. Globe Pinnter Cruiser

4. Nike SB Check Canvas

5. Vans Chukka Low

6. DC Trace TX

7. Vans Slip-on Pro

8. adidas Skateboarding Seeley

9. Vans Van Doren II Backpack

10. Dakine Mission 25L

Of course, the most important accessory of Go Skateboarding Day is the skateboard itself! For the purists and daredevils who make it look all too easy, a standard complete is the way to go. Get set up with awesome designs from Blind® and Darkstar® Skateboards that showcase retro logos, gnarly skulls, and everything in between.  The standard skateboard is comfortable in the street, skate park, and beyond. For those looking to coast across campus or shuttle around local neighborhoods, longboards and cruisers will have you set for the long haul.  Expertly crafted boards from Globe®, Gold Coast®, and Dusters® will have you covering ground like never before!

When you’re not actually riding around, keep your hands free and stow your gear in durable backpacks from Dakine® and Vans®.  There’s nothing worse than getting the hook up from a local contest and not having anywhere to stash the goods! From class to the skate park, there’s plenty of room for your books and extra wheels, bearings, tools, and other necessities. After all, no mission is complete without the proper supplies.

So don’t forget to check out your local skate park on June 21 and go skate! Pay homage to the action sport that has been so influential and inspired so many to do their thing. Do what you always do and participate in the movement or remember your roots and get back out there. Whether it’s an all-day event or just an hour of cruising around with your friends, have fun with it and be safe!

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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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Fresh Picks: Athleisure

Even if your only knowledge of sports is limited to which quarterback is the cutest, there’s certainly room in your closet for these fresh and sporty pieces. The laidback, borrowed-from-the-boys vibe is surprisingly versatile and easily dressed up with your more sophisticated pieces for a fun juxtaposition.

Below are some of our recent favorites:

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1. BCBGeneration Solid Quilted Baseball Cap

2. StyleStalker You Spin Me Crop Top

3. Vans SK8 Hi™ Core Classics

4. BCBGeneration Binded Blocked Top

5. Obey Ramona Reversible Bomber Jacket

6. kensie MB Sweatshirt

7. Alternative Eco Jersey Raglan Baseball Tee

8. Superga Patent Croc Sneakers

9. Alternative Eco Jersey Jogger

10. Steve Madden “Exx” Slip-On Sneakers


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Fresh Picks: Check Mate

If there’s one thing to remember Paul Bunyan for, besides growing an impressively manly beard, it's putting buffalo checkered plaids on the map. We have seen a big resurgence of this print everywhere, from low end to high end fashion. We think there’s no better time than this winter to dabble in this timeless print and channel your inner woodsman (beards and suspenders optional).

Check out a few of our recent favorites in buffalo checks:

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1. BB Dakota “Iris” Coat

2. Alternative Apparel “Luma” Sweatshirt

3. Alternative Apparel Plaid “Voyager” Wrap

4. The Portland Collection by Pendleton “Bearchum” Shift Dress

5. Pendleton “Cedar Lodge” Jacket

6.Vans Classic Slip-On™ in Black & White Check

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Inspired By: Autumnal Vibes

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then street style replication is fashion flattery at its finest.

Today’s street style inspiration comes to us once again from the stylish streets of the Big Apple. This perfectly layered fall look could easily become a favorite go-to for chilly days.

Check out how we recreated all this bundled-up goodness below:

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1. Sam Edelman Mixed Media Wool Jacket

2. Free People Huntington Hacci Top

3. Echo Design Digital Pixels Wrap Scarf

4. Vans Mismoedig Beanie in Black Heather

5. DL1961 Emma Leggings in Berlin

6. Steve Madden Troopa Boots