Crew Neck Down Sweater and N-3B Parka
Each winter season Goldwin Apparel creates a ski collection as well as two lifestyle capsule collections that are versatile après layers for traveling in cold climates with technical construction inspired by Goldwin’s heritage as a ski apparel brand in Japan. Representing the lifestyle category is the Crew Neck Down Sweater, pictured below, a lightweight pullover using Cordura material and heat retaining Kodenshi Down.
From the ski collection, the military inspired N-3B Parka, lead photo, offers a waterproof and seam-sealed Pertex Nylon Cotton blend fabric, baffled, not sewn, Kodenshi down fill with more fill in the center of the body and less at the edges, detachable faux fur, oversized large pockets at mid-body, waterproof zippers, two waist pockets with flaps, and magnetic closures. Photos courtesy Goldwin
Sportube Travel Cases
Ski Shield and Wanderer Ski Bags
This show season, Sportube is ready to show the updated Ski Shield and Wanderer Ski Bags. Both bags now come in lengths 20-22 cm longer than the original 190 cm length. The Ski Shield now comes in 212 cm and the Wanderer comes in 210 cm length for more room.
The Ski Shield, above, has the capacity to hold two or three pairs of any type of skis as well as other gear, and/or two snowboards with bindings attached. The bag is fully airline and check-in compliant and features extra protective Gear Shield technology, a hard plastic sheathing at either end wrapped in foam padding to keep gear protected during travel. The Ski Shield comes in a choice of six colors.
The Wanderer Ski Bag, above, protects gear at a very easy price point and comes equipped with a detachable shoulder strap, a large zipper to easily access your skis, and large easy-grip handle. The Wanderer comes in a choice of three different colors. Photos courtesy Sportube
Adidas created a simpler, high performance running shoe with fewer pieces using the original Ultraboost design. The Ultraboost 19 has four main elements using Adidas Optimized Boost, Torsion Spring, Primeknit 360, and 3D Heel Frame. The limited-release Laser Red color drops on December 15 with more limited-edition drops to follow leading up to the global launch on February 21, 2019.
Adidas teamed up with Snapchat, the first time Snapchat has partnered with a sneaker brand, to give U.S. customers the option to try-on the Ultraboost 19 or to learn more about the shoe before the global launch. Learn more here. Photo courtesy Adidas
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Limited Edition PS821
PS821, a limited edition collection of Italian-made luxury sneakers, taps into consumer demand for high-end style at accessible prices. The first PS821 dropped this month in the U.S. with worldwide distribution early 2019.
“The PS821 mission is to do something that’s never been done before — produce luxury items in limited runs. We are not driven by financial goals but rather by the motivation to provide one of the best quality sneakers on the planet. Our mission is equal parts design, fit and function — but most importantly, we want to bring awareness and support to extremely worthy charities that don’t always get the attention they deserve, (nokidhungry.org, thetrevorproject.org, water.org), which is why we’ll eventually rotate new causes into the mix based on the needs and interests of the world at that time.” — Wayne Kulkin, CEO. Photo courtesy PS821
K8IROS 8.1, created by Brooklyn Nets Point Guard Spencer Dinwiddie, is a limited run lightweight basketball shoe with a sustainable sock liner, full-length KronoFoam midsole, moisture wicking knit technology, and an upper that conforms to the shape of a man’s foot. Available exclusively on the Project D.R.E.A.M. website.
The K8IROS 8.1 originally debuted during the 2018/19 NBA season when Dinwiddie collaborated with sneaker customization artist Troy “Kickasso” Cole to design 82 exclusive pieces of artwork on the shoe. Each of the game-worn sneakers was designed to reflect cultural and personal significance to Dinwiddie and auctioned off to benefit charities that support kids. Photos courtesy Spencer Dinwiddie
Sugar Road and Tour Road
Pearl Izumi launched the brands first lace-up road shoes with the women’s Sugar Road and men’s Tour Road. A supportive nylon composite sole integrates a stiff carbon plate at the ball of the foot to maximize power transfer with the flexibility to run either two bolt SPDs or three bolt SPD-SL cleats. Photo courtesy Pearl Izumi
The Clyde Court Peace on Earth
Taking inspiration from the holiday season with hope for peace on earth, the designers at Puma used the white dove as inspiration for creating the Clyde Court shoe. The knit upper shows symbolism from the feathers of a bird and the outsole mixes in a light blue color with white to represent the sky.
Puma’s brand ambassadors Terry Rozier, DeAndre Ayton and Kevin Knox will debut the shoe on court later this month. Puma Hoops will donate $5 for every pair sold to the Trayvon Martin Foundation. The shoe drops at retail on December 20. Photo courtesy Puma