Fashion
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5 Most Anticipated Air Jordan Releases Coming in April

Get ready for Easter pastels, UNC blues, and retro rereleases

It's a good year for sneakerheads.

Despite a year spent mostly indoors with no one but your housemates and your pets to see you flex your shoe game , the resale sneaker market boomed. With coveted drops happening exclusively online, some people panic-selling rare grails, and even the NFT bubble making collectibles all the more coveted, sneakerheads managed to thrive over the pandemic.

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Fashion

I'm in a Toxic Relationship with the SNKRS App

We love things that hurt us.

Imagine it's 9:59 AM on a Thursday. You've been up since 8:00 AM to purchase the new Off-White Air Jordan 5 "Sail" on the SNKRS App.

You've made sure that your phone is at 100% and that your service is flawless while making sure your screen doesn't time out.

It's now 10:00 AM. The icon next to the hopefully soon-to-be-yours sneakers indicates they are now available for purchase.

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Culture News

Lil Nas X Doesn't Care If You Don't Like His "Satan Shoes"

Controversy is following Lil Nas X's new video and his new sneaker collaboration containing human blood.

Lil Nas X with the Satan Shoes

UPDATE 3/30/2021: Following negative press and backlash over the "Satan Shoes," Nike is now suing MSCHF, the company which partnered with Lil Nas X on the collaboration.

Nike filed a lawsuit accusing MSCHF of "trademark infringement" after many social media dissenters announced their plans to boycott Nike over the shoes — despite their non-involvement.

According to Nike's complaint, "In the short time since the announcement of the Satan Shoes, Nike has suffered significant harm to its goodwill, including among consumers who believe that Nike is endorsing satanism."

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Culture Feature

I've Been Waiting All My Life for Nike's GO FlyEase — and I'm Scared

The GO FlyEase make your sneakers look like antiques.

I never thought I would be writing an article like this.

Because I am not asneakerhead. Far from it. But Nike has just announced their GO FlyEase, hands-free sneakers. And as soon as I saw them, I knew that I had to have them.

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Music Features

“Bring Back Manly Men”: Harry Styles and 10 Male Musicians Challenging Gender Norms

Someone tell Candace Owens that Harry Styles is not the first man to wear a dress...

Harry Styles on the cover of Vogue, December 2020

Photo by Tyler Mitchell via Vogue

When Vogue magazine debuted their 2020 December issue, audiences were surprised to find a gowned Harry Styles on the cover.

The first man to appear solo on the cover of Vogue, Harry Styles is the picture of cool. Captured by Tyler Mitchell, whose career shot to prominence after being hand picked by Beyonce to shoot her September 2018 cover, Harry Styles wears an elaborate blue Gucci gown designed by his friend and frequent collaborator, Gucci's Alessandro Michele.

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Culture News

Supreme's Sale Makes One Thing Clear: Streetwear Has Left Behind the People Who Built It

Supreme's $2.1 billion sale to VF Corporation, owner of Vans and North Face, is only part of the gentrification of streetwear culture.

Original Supreme 274 Lafayette Store, NYC

Streetwear as we know it now was built in SoHo.

When I moved to New York City in middle school, I was immediately infatuated with SoHo. What was hiding in these unnumbered streets? Who were these endlessly cool people in sneaker heels and hi-low dresses (it was 2012)? But mostly, who were the kids lining up all the way down Lafayette? I wanted to be them, their skateboards, their sneakers, their Supreme.

I dove into streetwear culture from a distance. I followed skate blogs on Tumblr, I bid on Vans x Supreme sneakers on eBay during high school study hall, and, on my trips to SoHo, I watched for any sign that someone else was like me, obsessed with this underground community. Seeing a logo flash on a T-shirt or a sticker on the backside of a skateboard made me feel like I was in on something that no one else knew. A kinship with the boy across from me at the crosswalk. A blood bond with the girl at the restaurant.

But then the game changed.

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