Freshly fallen powder. Crips, cool air. Bundling up in a nice fleece jacket. No one loves winter more than The North Face. But as the temps rise and the snow begins to melt, the brand must bid farewell to their frigid friend. They do so in spectacular form with this love letter to the season featuring athletes from their Snow Team, embracing the elements one colossal mountain peak at a time.
When designing new uniforms for the NBA, Nike didn't start with fabric or fit. They started with research. Lots and Lots of research. Beginning in their Sports Research Lab, they put athletes through their paces, tracking everything from their movement to their temperature. Using this data, they create the game-day apparel you see on the court today.
Ever hear the sound of a rope banging against a flagpole in a strong wind? That laser-like sound is similar to the sound of skating on thin ice. Mårten Ajne seeks out fresh, thin ice — around two inches thick — for wild ice or Nordic skating. The black ice is incredibly smooth, making for effortless skating and a sound that's out of this world.
Dubai's Atlantis, The Palm is home to the Aquaventure Waterpark. Usually filled with gallons of water, the park is drained once a year, turning the 156-meters-worth of slides, tubes, and ramps into the ultimate skate park. Taking advantage of this annual event, skaters Jan Hauffman, Milton Martinez, and Alex Sorgente head to the resort for a once-in-a-lifetime session.
Nyjah Huston is the top pro skateboarder in the world. No question about it. Nyjah loves what he does, and bleeds for it — literally. He and Nike have come together for the Nyjah, his first signature skate shoe, available everywhere March 1st.
Football has grabbed headlines for injuries, with concussions becoming the focus on safety in the sport. But in America, its basketball that causes the most hospital trips, with ankle sprains topping the list. AsapScience finds what the most dangerous sport is, with some surprising answers.
Thanks to the Khaki X-Wind, pilots can calculate and record the crosswinds they'll encounter on their next journey using a watch. That's due to the world's first drift-angle calculator included in the Khaki Aviation X-Wind. And you don't have to be flying to appreciate this timepiece, featuring a modified Valjoux 7750 movement, automatic chronograph, a tan leather strap with rivets, and a 60-hour power reserve. So whether you're working out the specs for an upcoming flight, or navigating life on the ground, the X-Wind offers precision, function, and a handsome appearance that is a welcome addition to any collection.
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A tough hiking boot makes a world of difference, but during warm weather months, you need something lighter and breathable. Built with a carbon-washed textile upper and a moisture-wicking air mesh liner, Danner's Mountain 600 EnduroWeave was made to dominate the summer climate and terrain of the Pacific Northwest. The boots also combine a cushioning Vibram SPE midsole for maximum rebound on the trails and a Fuga outsole for the control you need when navigating wet and dry surfaces. Available in brown and black.
It's one of the most difficult moves in sports. So difficult that only two American women — Tonya Harding and Mirai Nagasu — have every landed it in competition. Vox looks at the science behind the triple axel to find out why it's so hard and wows judges.
Nothing beats a Londoner — not even another Londoner. Amateurs and professionals from around the city try to one-up each other in Nike's fast-paced ode to the people London.
Lucius Zafalon is a real-life Mad Max. But instead of roaming a desert wasteland, he risks his life in the Globe of Death, a spherical cage with three other motorcycle riders. Even though he's broken a lot of bones, he still keeps stepping in, with a drive that defies reason.
The Winter Olympics start today and athletes will be performing all kinds of miraculous feats on the snow and ice. Skeleton racer John Daly will be one of them. Just before he represents the US, the two-time Olympian describes exactly what it feels like to race downhill at speeds up to 90 mph.
Of all the slow-motion footage the Slow Mo Guys have shot over the years, this might be their best work. At the University of Texas in Austin, they caught Kevin Durant putting it down in all its slo-mo glory. And if that wasn't enough, they also got Tony Hawk on shredding the pipe.
Another season is behind us so that means it's time for another Bad Lip Reading. No one is safe from the nonsense as refs, coaches, and players get dubbed over with bizarre hypothetical phrases.
It's Vince Carter's 41st birthday — and his 19th year in the NBA. Named Rookie of the Year in 1999, Vince has played his way into the Hall of Fame, the Olympics, and the playoffs. The man that gave us Vinsanity took a second to break down the 10 best dunks of his epic career.
January is almost over, and February is right around the corner. That can only mean one thing — you're annual Tecmo Super Bowl prediction. Tecmo predicts a hard-fought battle between the Patriots and Eagles, with an especially ugly second half. Tecmo predicts an underdog victory, with the Eagles beating the Patriots 16-10 — not a bad bet for this oddly prescient video game.
Jack + Mulligan's Welles backpack is a prime example of simplicity and versatility. Its slim, minimal exterior belies an interior that conceals a 15-inch laptop sleeve, a zippered pocket, and two patch pockets. Keeping the same timeless silhouette and utility, we've partnered with the brand and reconstructed the backpack it in our bison leather in a stealthy black. We've left the rest of the details, including the padded back panel, water-resistant nylon lining, and comfortable shoulder straps, alone. Crafted in the USA and limited to 50 examples.
Height: 18" / Width: 13" / Depth: 6"
You don't need to explain how you got into this mess — you just need to get out of it, and quickly. Since you're tied up and handcuffed (but not in the fun kind of way), you'll need to somehow reach for the Hostage Escape Card in your pocket. The stainless steel card provides a lock pick, handcuff shim, tension wrench, saw, and rake to defeat various means of restraint, including zip ties, ropes, and duck tape. Once you've broken free, the Wilderness Survival Card will provide you with tools for defending yourself and catching fish or hunting game, along with sewing needles to stitch up any wounds collected during your escape. Various arrowheads, fish hooks, saws, snare locks, and a set of tweezers provide the means to stick it out in the wild until you're back to civilization. Both cards weigh less than half an ounce and fit in a wallet, measuring just 2" x 3.5".
Candide Thovex is the best freeskier in the world. His skill is legendary, his style is unmistakable, and he doesn't even need snow. Candide went around the world with partner Audi, skiing places that you couldn't imagine being able to ski, from jungles to desert sands.
Even without the fancy camera work and beautiful editing, Danny MacAskill's trial biking is just as entertaining. The Scottish cyclist found himself in Düsseldorf for his Drop n Roll Tour. During the stop, he shredded every bench, fence, and table in the city and captured it all for this raw trick session.
A recent blizzard swept the U.S., dumping ice and snow up and down the east coast and freezing the Atlantic Ocean. While most wouldn't consider these ideal surfing conditions, two brave souls ventured out into the frigid Nantucket elements to get a rare chance to shred some slurpee waves.
Watching speed riders race down a mountainside is pretty intense but when it's done at night, there's something almost poetic about it. Valentin Delluc rigs up his wing with LED lights and glides down Bossons glacier in Chamonix, France turning the fast-paced sport into a serene joyride.
Come hell or high snow, Matt Hunter will bike the peaks of British Columbia. The professional mountain biker and his crew hitch a ride on a helicopter and barrel down the fresh Canadian powder on some Specialized Demo 8s.
Navagio Beach — or Shipwreck Beach — is known for being the final resting place of the Freightliner MV Panagiotis. It's a unique backdrop for videos, photo shoots, or Motocross free runs. Former MXGP World Champion Romain Febvre takes his Yamaha YZ450F to the Greek island of Zakynthos to shred the sands of the mysterious cove.
Retirement isn' the end — it's the beginning. Just ask Kobe Bryant's jerseys. They might be hanging from the rafters of the Staples Center, but they have big plans for the future. In honor of the ceremony, Nike brought back the LeBron and Kobe puppets from way back in 2009, with Kobe explaining his jerseys' plans for the future. Watch all three of the spots here.
From afar, some might think skateboards have carried the same shape for decades but any good skater would strongly disagree. Starting in the 60s, Joe Pease takes you on a colorful — and at times bizarre — ride through the evolution of skateboard design. Part one covers everything from banana boards to the double-tail, while the follow-up brings you up to date with the modern deck.
BASE jumping in a wingsuit from a mountaintop or through a valley sounds almost too exciting — but for some people, too much is never enough. Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet are two of those people. The duo leaped from the top of Jungfrau mountain in Switzerland and hitched a ride on a plane, enter the side door in mid-air.
Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen is the youngest F1 driver in the sport. Although he may be a little green on the track, nothing would prepare him for the snow. Keeping the car on the mountain proved to be harder than imagined but after a botched attempt, the team straps on some snow chains and are ready to shred some powder.
In today's world, there's no reason to let gravity bring you down. Paraglider Jean-Baptiste Chandelier makes his living defying gravity, and has gone around the world to do it. Outside TV follows Chandelier from the French Alps to the coast of South Africa as he flys over some of the most beautiful places on Earth.
If you have a question about skateboarding, Tony Hawk is the guy to ask. Besides being a legendary skater, he's also a really nice guy and loves sharing his knowledge. Tony took questions from Twitter users about everything from how to ollie to the best starter board for someone with a midlife skateboarding crisis.
When you're a kid, family trips in the car could go from hours to what seemed like days. Riding with your head against the window, watching the scenery roll by, trying to ignore whatever your parents were listening to on the radio — the only outlet a kid had was to daydream. Ace skier Tom Wallisch makes car ride daydreaming a reality, cutting a line down a snowy street, over driveway snow mounds, and grinding over rails.
Over the weekend, the most insane mountain bike riders in the world were invited to Utah to take on the Red Bull Rampage. The course isn't for the faint of heart, with contestants barreling down a sandstone mountain. Although he didn't take home the grand prize, Antoine Bizet did walk away with the People's Choice award. The French freestyler captured this POV footage of his downhill run, which included an impressive double backflip.