Dave Bautista to be Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame


Dave Bautista to be Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame

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Dave Bautista, a former WWE champion and Muscle & Fitness cover model, will be recognized for his countless accomplishments next year when he’s inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

The Avengers star told People magazine it was WWE CEO Vince McMahon who asked if he’d accept the honor. “I wasn’t surprised, but I was pretty happy,” Bautista told People. “It’s a good feeling, it’s a really good feeling.”

The muscular star, who has also competed in mixed martial arts, began his wrestling career at the relatively late age of 30 in 2000, but quickly became a force to be reckoned with.                            

In 2003, he joined Paul “Triple H” Levesque, the Nature Boy Ric Flair, and Randy Orton to form the wrestling faction Evolution. Bautista remained a part of Evolution until 2005, when he betrayed Triple H and defeated him at WrestleMania 21 to capture his first world heavyweight title.

Throughout his career he had many memorable feuds with John Cena, the Undertaker, Adam Copeland, aka “Edge,” to name a few. In 2010, he left the WWE but returned in 2014 (right after his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Drax in Guardian’s of the Galaxy) for a few months.

He returned again earlier this year and feuded with Triple H, which culminated in a No Holds Barred match at WrestleMania that Levesque won. Bautista announced his retirement from wrestling the following day.

Outside the WWE, Bautista has become an accomplished actor. His biggest role has been Drax from Guardians of the Galaxy in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which saw him earn a small role in Avengers: Endgame, the highest-grossing movie of all time.

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He has also starred in the James Bond film Spectre, in the iconic “Bond villian” role, and Blade Runner 2049 alongside Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling.

Muscle & Fitness readers are no strangers to Bautista—he’s twice been on the cover, revealing his secrets to getting shredded to play Drax and other characters. You can follow some of his workout tips here.

Lately, the former WWE superstar has been openly flirting with Ashley Sebera, a WWE superstar known as “Dana Brooke,” and former girlfriend of the late bodybuilder Dallas McCarver.

Sebera herself is an accomplished bodybuilder, having won the 2017 Female Image Award, an honor handed every year at the Mr. Olympia to athletes who best represent the IFBB Professional League and National Physique Committee by giving back to others.

The WWE also announced that the New World Order—the famous WCW faction that included Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, and Sean Waltman—will also be inducted into its Hall of Fame. The NWO rocked the wrestling world during the 1990s and early 2000s, and helped give WCW a ratings edge over the WWE for many years.

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Jordan Shallow Is Looking Past the Conventional to Change the Future of Fitness

"It’s 2019, We Need to Update the F—ing Fitness Software,”

Powerlifter Jordan Shallow isn’t your typical personal trainer; He’s a fitness educator on a mission to update the antiquated information that has been passed around for decades.

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Lance Palmer grinds his way toward second PFL tournament finals


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New Year’s Eve is becoming an annual “Garden Party” for Lance Palmer, as the featherweight will throw down in his second straight Professional Fighters League tournament finals on Dec. 31 at Madison Square Garden.

Winning a PFL tournament is no easy feat, as competitors must fight twice in one day should they make it to the quarter- and semi-finals. Palmer hasn’t had any problems in that department, easily winning both fights en route to his 2018 championship victory. “The Party” repeated his success in the 2019 quarter- and semi-finals, and is in prime position to take home another belt and $1 million prize when he faces Daniel Pineda in this year’s finals.

Whether it’s facing one opponent or several in a single day, Palmer is used to the grind of tournaments. As a four-time All-American wrestler and former Big Ten Conference champion for Ohio State University, Palmer is comfortable with the PFL format due to his extensive wrestling background.

“There’s wrestling tournaments that I’ve done where I’ve wrestled eight matches in one day,” Palmer tells Muscle & Fitness. “So the playoffs wasn’t anything new to me. You get fatigued and things like that, but that’s when the training comes in,” he adds. “You’re kind of calloused to train through that and be prepared for that if it happens.”

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Riding a 10-fight win streak going into his fight against Pineda, the defending featherweight tournament title holder has consistently trained at a championship-level throughout his MMA career. Palmer trains under coach Mark Henry out of New Jersey with the likes of Frankie Edgar and Eddie Alvarez, both former UFC champions, and is used to getting into sparring matches so intense they’re pay-per-view worthy.

“I have all these guys that push me every day, and we push each other to get better,” says Palmer. “It’s like watching world title fights every round.”

Whether it’s in the gym or on a televised fight card, the key to performing like a champ, according to Palmer, is conditioning. During a typical day in fight camp, Palmer will run in the morning before taking part in a pair of morning and evening training sessions, usually consisting of sparring, jiu-jitsu or mitt work with his boxing coach. In addition to his usual training five days a week, Palmer also works with a nutritionist and strength and conditioning coach that have him on “a strict plan” to ensure his body is “burning on all cylinders.”

“It consists of some sort of resistance training on a bike, and then it’ll go to some treadmill work,” says Palmer, who does strength and conditioning work twice a week. “Then it’ll go to some sort of either metabolic weight training or some heavy weight training, depending on what part of fight camp I’m in.”

Palmer credits his improved conditioning for his recent victories, including his third-round TKO win over Luis Rafael Laurentino during the second round of this season’s PFL featherweight tournament in July.

 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“I finished the guy in the third round, and he clearly broke as the fight went on,” says Palmer. “You could tell he’s just not as fast with his punches and kicks and combos. And then the third round was the round that he wanted to be done, so a lot of the conditioning had to do with the pressure you’re allowed to, or able it put on your opponent.”

Recovery has become just as important to Palmer as conditioning, especially now that he’s in his thirties. These days, “The Party” makes sure to rest twice a week—once during the week and once on weekends—to recover from the grind of training

“Two days off a week is perfect, and splitting those days up throughout the week,” says Palmer. “Some guys will train hard five days straight, take two days off in a row. But that’s not the correct way to do it, if you look at it scientifically.”

“Your body can’t recover that fast in that period,” he adds. “You’re better to put a heavy workload on for a couple of days and then take that workload off for a rest day, and then put another heavy workload on for a few days, and take another rest day. And that’s kind of what I’ve implemented over the last couple of years, and it’s definitely helped me out a lot.”

Hoping to start the New Year off with a bang, Palmer is confident that he’ll take home his second straight tournament title.

“I feel more confident than I have in a long time,” says Palmer. “I know that I’ve done everything I can, and I’m the most prepared that I’m ever going to be. And that’s kind of what brings on a confidence that I know I’m going to win this second season.”

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From Drug Addiction to Powerlifting, Julius Maddox’s Inspiring Story Is Sparking Change


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In the powerlifting community, there aren’t many athletes who have had to overcome the same obstacles as bench-pressing behemoth Julius Maddox.

The Kentuckyian set two bench world records in 2019, including a 744-pound raw bench press—meaning he didn’t use any gear other than wrist wraps. But to get his name into the record books, the 32-year-old had to first free himself from the grips of depression and addiction. “Opioids and benzoids like Xanax and things like that,” were Maddox’s drugs of choice. 

“I wasn’t just your average user. I would take it to the extreme,” Maddox says. “I lived the lifestyle of taking prescription pills and actually on the other side of it, too—trafficking drugs and pills. So it’s been a long journey to get to where I’m at today.”

For Maddox, hitting the weights wasn’t just an escape from drug addiction and depression—lifting became his means of survival. One day, following a recovery program session, Maddox, who has been powerlifting only for a little over seven years put his strength to the test in a dungeon-like basement gym with nothing but dirt for a floor. He and his workout partners put all the weight they could on the bar, and he pressed it for two.

“We added the weight up afterward, and it ended up being 525 pounds,” Maddox says. “The guys were like, ‘You realize that nobody is doing this type of weight like this.’ So it got me fixated on C.T. Fletcher and things like that. And I started watching those things, and I’m like, ‘I think I can get there.’” 

Today, Maddox, gets his endorphin rush by lifting heavy weights. When he’s not setting world records, Maddox is aiding kids in his community, helping them veer away from doing drugs like he did in his younger days and preaching the merits of physical fitness.

“If I can change one person or inspire one person to live a different life, then I’m fulfilling my purpose,” he says.

As for the future, Maddox has his sights set on breaking his own record, yet again. 

“I want to do something that no man in the history of the world has done,” he says. “I will be the first man on earth to ever bench-press 800 pounds raw.” He has the opportunity, and this time there’s nothing standing in his way. “I got a second chance at life, so I’m not going to waste it this time,” Maddox says. “I’m going to take full advantage.”

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Best Men’s Socks You Can Buy on Amazon

Feet hurt? Properly fitting shoes are not the only thing that contributes to foot health and comfort. The right socks can further enhance the fit and feel of a shoe, with styles designed for sport and dress wear, as well as those with therapeutic value that include compression socks.

In building a sock wardrobe, consider sport-specific socks. They are typically thicker, designed to absorb underfoot impact and shock when running or playing basketball. Since feet can sweat during these activities, many feature moisture-wicking properties to keep you cool and dry. Many are designed with arch support for an extra level of comfort.

Dress socks are anything but basic black and brown these days. Done in novelty patterns and colors, they add some unexpected fun and self-expression to a classic suit. Don’t be shy about letting them peek out from under your slacks.

For those looking for extra comfort and support, compression socks are gaining traction today. They apply gentle pressure to the legs and ankles to help eliminate foot fatigue and promote blood flow.

End the day with a pair of slipper socks, easy-to-wear styles that are both cozy and warm.

From dress socks to compression and athletic styles, FN has put together a sock closet that will take you through your week.

 

Best Men’s Dress Socks:

7DayOtter Modal Dress Socks

These modal socks are super-soft, while also moisture wicking. A reinforced heel and toe offer enhanced comfort for all-day wear. Their boxed design makes them an easy gift.

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Dockers Classics Dress Argyle Socks

The classics remain a staple in today’s sock wardrobes, with their go-with-everything design appeal. A mid-weight design allows them to be worn with dress to casual shoes.

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Mio Marino Colorful Dress Socks

Never run out of fashion options with this multi-pack of novelty socks that are just as acceptable at the workplace as for weekend wear. The mostly cotton collection helps keep feet dry while spandex keeps their shape.

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Best Men’s Compression Socks:

ETLieren Compression Socks

Arch compression adds support and stability to reduce foot fatigue, while keeping socks in place for better fit and reduce risk of blisters during activities. The breathable fabric wicks away moisture for a fresh feeling.

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Hylaea No Show Compression Running Socks

A low-cut design focuses the compression at the arch area for enhanced support during your next marathon. The sole is a blend of CoolMax fabric and cotton for moisture management, while the double heel tabs are designed to stop the sock slippage in the shoe.

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TechWare Pro Ankle Brace Compression Socks

A lightweight stretch fabric helps relieve the discomfort from arthritis, achilles tendonitis, sprains, and muscle fatigue. The comfort design features a slightly flared top for easy dressing, with an anatomically correct right and left foot closed-toe design for a close fit.

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Best Men’s Sport Socks:

Saucony Bolt Performance No-Show Socks

Keep cool and comfortable with a colorful collection designed with moisture management technology, arch compression for stability and cushioned sole to protect against impact.

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Under Armour Resistor 3.0 Low-Cut Socks

This classic white design incorporates a strategic heel and toe placement to protect these high impact areas, while a seamless construction reduces irritation at the toes.

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Hepsibah Thsbird Basketball Socks

It’s easy to coordinate your athletic shoes with this collection of brightly colored socks that gently hug the leg due to their mid-calf design.

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Best Men’s Slipper Socks:

Acorn Slipper Sock

Acorn’s signature ragg wool slipper sock is extra cozy designed with a microfleece lining. For comfort on a range of surfaces, a cushioned insole adds support and softness, while a suede toe and heel guards, along with rubber outsole offers slip resistance.

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Muk Luks Slipper Socks

A Fair Isle-inspired sock in neutral tones features a reindeer pattern. This cabin-friendly design picks up a rubber outsole for durability.

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All products featured have been independently selected and curated by our editorial team. If you buy something through the links included on our site, FN may earn a commission. 

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Melania Trump’s Best Shoe Style of 2019

Over three years as first lady, Melania Trump has homed in on a distinct style sensibility — and it includes lots of stilettos.

Trump is a particularly big fan of two classic, pointed-toe pumps: Manolo Blahnik’s BB and Christian Louboutin’s So Kate. She owns each silhouette in a wide range of colorways and fabrications, often matching them to her dresses for smartly coordinated looks.


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Melania Trump in a black coat and black Manolo Blahnik BB pumps en route from Washington, D.C. to Alabama in November.
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Sometimes, Trump takes the coordination a step further —  choosing completely monochromatic outfits. She took on the monochrome trend in February, when she wore head-to-toe pale pink with BB pumps at a children’s hospital in Bethesda, Md.


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Melania Trump greats a child at a hospital on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, while sporting a pink Cedric Charlier coat and matching Manolo Blahnik BB pumps.
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In addition to her beloved So Kate pumps, Trump has been spotted in several other Christian Louboutin silhouettes over the course of the year. The stiletto lover has ditched her usual heels for sensible flats several times, including Louboutin’s Ballalla ($575 on Nordstrom.com).


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Melania Trump wearing a white dress with Louboutin Ballalla flats at the G7 Summit on Aug. 25.
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While both Manolo Blahnik and Christian Louboutin come at designer prices — the BB costs $625 and up on Nordstrom.com, while the So Kate will set you back $695 at Saksfifthavenue.com — Trump has occasionally mixed more affordable shoes into her wardrobe.


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Melania Trump wears Christian Louboutin So Kate pumps alongside son Barron in Nike sneakers in August 2019.
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En route to Alabama from the White House in March, Trump wore maroon J Brand jeans and white Adidas Superstar sneakers with matching stripes. The cult-classic kicks sell for just $80 on Adidas.com.


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First lady Melania Trump wears Adidas Superstar sneakers en route from the White House to Alabama in March 2019.
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The former model opted for an even more budget-friendly pair of shoes in November, choosing $50 Zara snake-print loafers at the Red Cross headquarters in Washington, D.C.


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Melania Trump wears Zara loafers at American Red Cross National Headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 20.
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The first lady has also worn styles from Victoria Beckham, Gianvito Rossi and Roger Vivier.

Click through the gallery for more of Melania Trump’s 2019 shoe style.

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Emerging Designer Jelani Hankins Looks to Bring Shoemaking to New Orleans

Designer Jelani Hankins’ footwear roots are tied to New Orleans where his grandfather, Jules Edwards Jr., owned a shoe repair shop. And he, too, is looking to create impact in The Big Easy.

“My ultimate professional goal in footwear is to have a small-scale factory with an in-house brand that can offer design, development and manufacturing services,” Hankins said. “We will train local skilled laborers and offer a program for young adults to design and make footwear as portfolio pieces to submit when applying to college.”

Hankins, with the help of his family, is making this dream a reality. He’s building the factory in uptown New Orleans in a familiar location: his grandfather’s storefront.

During the conception and construction process, Hankins managed to churn out his first major professional milestone: his debut shoe, the Maximum Viable Product (MVP).

He released the luxe sneaker in August via Instagram in the “Matzeliger” colorway. It’s a black monochromatic look named after Jan Matzeliger, the inventor of the automatic shoe lasting machine. (Hankins included hidden details inspired by the invention throughout the shoe, including its patent number inside a window on the upper.)


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Jelani Hankins’ debut shoe, the Maximum Viable Product (MVP).
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These are accomplishments for anyone, let alone the youthful executive, who is doing all of this at just 23 years old.

Here, Hankins discusses what his next shoe release will be, how he creates and which footwear industry veterans have helped him along the way.

EDUCATION: “I’ve attended programs like Pensole in Portland [Ore.] and Arsutoria in Milan. And I learned pattern making and footwear construction one- on-one with many teachers from all over the world. I never went to college.”

ONGOING PROJECTS: “I am working to release the second colorway of my MVP sneaker and working with my family to renovate my late grandfather’s shoe repair shop into a small-scale footwear factory in uptown New Orleans.”

CURRENT ROLE: “I do design and development work for my own brand, Jelani, as well as independent work for other brands such as No.One, Twenty1Rich and Still Learning by Allen Van Norden.”

CREATIVE PROCESS: “I start with either the envisioned functionality for the shoe or the style of outfit to wear with the shoe. After some research, I will draw the idea on paper or go straight to drawing it on the last. I’ll make a pattern and initial sample myself before getting one made by a factory for production. This way, I have no doubts about the design and how it should look.”

MENTORS: “Safa Sahin, D’Wayne Edwards, Javier Laval, Cesar Idrobo and Shaun Forbes.”

BREAKTHROUGH DESIGN: “The MVP (Maximum Viable Product) is the first design I’ve made available to buy.”

SHOES I WEAR: “I wear my MVP sneakers, and occasionally, Reebok by Pyer Moss.”

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Del Toro’s Co-Founder Talks Past Mistakes and How His New Blu Scarpa Brand Is Different

For Blu Scarpa, his next high-end footwear venture, Matt Chevallard is taking a drastically different approach to product than he did with the Del Toro label he co-founded in 2005.

“Consumers have so many options and their attention spans are so short, you have to hit the nail on the head and be direct about what you’re offering. Otherwise, it’s lost in the mix,” Chevallard said. “I went from offering a Crayola box of options to just two now.”

Abandoning the 100-plus SKUs per season model of Del Toro, the entrepreneur launched Blu Scarpa last month with the La College penny loafer and the La Runner sneaker. Chevallard sees brands such as Tod’s and Gucci as competitors for the La College, and Common Projects, Lanvin and Nike for the La Runner.

The looks, which he described as the “perfect arsenal for the modern man,” are handmade in Italy and retail for $425.

“I saw a void in designer shoes. I want a uniform, something when I travel — whether it’s a week or two weeks or two days — it’s two shoes [that work] for every function. Something that goes well with everything,” he said.

The shoes debuted on Nov. 7 in Miami at The Webster and a pop-up shop in the Office art gallery.

Although Chevallard revealed the brand at brick-and-mortar, his focus will primarily be on e-commerce. Ideally, he’d like 70% of the sales to come from Bluscarpa.com.

“Wholesale is certainly not dead, but it’s challenged,” said the designer. “You need wholesale for credibility, for exposure, but that can slap you in the face when you don’t sell through quick enough. You have to be careful because the shelf life and ability to capture people’s attention and convert a transaction is that much harder today.”

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How to Get the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 ‘Yeezreel’ That Comes Out This Weekend

Kanye West and Adidas are giving sneakerheads something to put on their holiday wishlists.

The rapper turned designer and the German sportswear brand today announced the release of the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Yeezreel,” which will be available for purchase on Saturday, Dec. 14. The shoe will sell for $220 on Adidas.com/yeezy, Yeezysupply.com, on the Adidas app and in select retailers.


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Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Yeezreel” sneakers.
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The Yeezy Boost 350 V2 features Adidas’ signature Boost cushioning technology in the midsole, a Primeknit woven upper and a rubber outsole. The “Yeezreel” colorway has volt-based upper with black accents and turquoise laces. The shoe features a semi-translucent stripe running across the lateral side from heel to toe.

Yeezy shoes tend to sell out quickly, but customers hoping to snag a style from the buzzy line at retail before Christmas are in luck. Three other Yeezy Boost 350 V2 colorways are reportedly on tap for December: “Yeezreel Glow RF” on Dec. 17, “Yechiel RF” on Dec. 19, and “Yechiel” on Dec. 20, according to sneaker leaker account Yeezy Mafia. All styles are expected to cost $220.

In addition to the 350 V2 colorways, Yeezy Mafia reports that the Yeezy Boost 700 V3, a new silhouette in the Boost 700 franchise, will drop on Dec. 23. The shoe will purportedly retail for $180.

West earned $150 million before taxes in the past year, according to Forbes, with the bulk of his income coming from the Adidas Yeezy collaboration. The sneaker line is reportedly on pace to do $1.5 billion in sales the year, putting it in competition with Jordan Brand, which brings in around $3 billion annually.


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A vertical view of the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Yeezreel.”
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The outsole of the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Yeezreel.”
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These Spring 2020 Shoes Are Totally ’90s

It’s nearly 2020, but in fashion the ‘90s are as alluring as ever. On Instagram, nostalgia accounts like @90sanxiety have tapped into the Dr. Martens, biker shorts and spaghetti straps worn then by the likes of Cameron Diaz, Winona Ryder and Gwyneth Paltrow, “It” girls of the decade. Nowadays, Gen Z “VSCO girls” don an endless supply of scrunchies and brands like By Far purvey Rachel Green style and Princess Diana-inspired heels. Even anklets and toe rings are making their comebacks.


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By Far’s Ceni sandal in kiwi green with beaded embellishment, paired with multistone anklets by Chan Luu and Agolde’s ’90s jean in Portal.
CREDIT: Joshua Scott


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Birkenstock Papillio Arizona Chunky platform sandals; Maria La Rosa Laminated socks; Fallon charm friendship bracelet; Opening Ceremony lace pants.
CREDIT: Joshua Scott

For spring ’20, the wood clog is making a roaring comeback. From Kate Spade’s collaboration with Dr. Scholl’s and homages of the silhouette from brands like Roger Vivier and By Far to Fabrizio Viti’s denim-covered version with very-Drew-Barrymore daisy embellishments. And with news of a “Clueless” reboot coming in 2020, the clog revival feels appropriate.


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Dr. Scholl’s Original sandal in black leather; Venessa Arizaga Sweetest Smile and Rainbow Hi bracelets (on ankle); Jennifer Fisher gold long-link anklet with gold and diamond Gothic lock and gray pearl charms.
CREDIT: Joshua Scott

Platforms, flatforms and square toes — all most recent relics of the ’90s — have also been on rotation in 2019 and spring ’20 collections are hinting that they will continue to dominate next year.


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Nodaleto Babbul leather Mary Jane pumps; Calzedonia viscose, wool and cashmere patterned socks.
CREDIT: Joshua Scott

But there’s also proof that, for better or worse, the 20-year trend cycle will hold: Low rises, cargo pants and baguette bags have all crept back into celebrity and street style. And those strappy sandals with lower heels were one of the major footwear trends that ushered in the new millennium.

Click through the gallery to see more ’90s-inspired spring 2020.

Melania Trump Wears Candy Cane Stripes With Red Slouch Boots at Toys for Tots Event

Melania Trump is ready for the holidays.

The first lady wore a festive look as she joined children at the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots Drive today, Dec. 9, in Washington, D.C.

Trump wore a white shirt with three-quarters length sleeves tucked into a red and white striped Gucci midi skirt with leather trim ($1,980 from Net-a-Porter.com).


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Melania Trump speaks with children at a Toys for Tots event in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 9.
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The ex-model embraced the cooler weather with her footwear, choosing red slouch boots that peeked out from under her skirt. The boots appeared to be fabricated from leather and featured a pointed toe.


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A close-up look at Melania Trump’s red boots.
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At the Toys for Tots event, Trump helped sort toys for the organization and worked on greeting cards with young children. Toys for Tots, a program run by the U.S. Marine Corps. since 1991, collects unwrapped new toys to give to the less fortunate at Christmastime.


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Melania Trump holding a toy at a Toys for Tots event in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 9.
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The first lady has made a number of recent appearances coinciding with the holiday season, and she’s showing off festive style for the events. For instance, on Thursday, Dec. 5, she pressed the button to light the national Christmas tree clad in a red and white Gabriela Hearst coat.


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Melania Trump at the national Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Washington D.C., Dec. 5.
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When it comes to her typical shoe looks, Trump is a big fan of stilettos — especially Manolo Blahnik BB pumps and Christian Louboutin So Kate pumps.

Click through the gallery to see Melania Trump’s best shoe style of 2019.

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South Korean Brand Switfish’s New Sneaker Collaboration Is Inspired By Fan-Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Characters

South Korean footwear label Switfish is celebrating its collaboration with “Star Wars” in the U.S. exclusively online and in-store at iconic indie retailer Sportie LA.

Fans can stop by the Star Wars x Switfish pop-up space at 7763 Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles through Dec. 31 for special in-store promotions and be among the first in the U.S. to experience the collection. The shoes will be available on Sportiela.com with prices ranging between $49.95 to $179.95.

The launch of the new products arrives just in time for the upcoming film “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” (Dec. 20), the newly released “The Mandalorian” television series and the video game Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order. The collaborative kicks are offered in three distinct styles including the Star Wars x Switfish Premier Collectible sneakers, the Chunky Canvas sneakers and Slide sandals. Starting with the Premier Collectible model, fans can choose between iterations inspired by fan-favorite characters like Darth Vader BB-8, C-3P0, R2-D2, Poe Dameron as well as Storm Troopers. Each pair comes with a plastic design kit that features pieces that can be used as accessories for the shoes.


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The Switfish x Adidas Star Wars collection.
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For the Chunky Canvas, the colorways draw inspiration from Luke Skywalker, BB-8 and R2-D2. Rounding out the collection are the slides featuring distinctive looks inspired by Chewbacca and Yoda.

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New Balance Celebrates Kawhi Leonard’s Hometown With OMN1S ‘City of Angels’

Kawhi Leonard may have played for San Antonio and Toronto, but he’s a Los Angeleno at heart.

Now that the star is back in L.A. and on the Clippers, New Balance is paying homage to his hometown. The sportswear giant today announced the launch of Leonard’s signature sneaker, the OMN1S, in a “City of Angels” colorway. The new colorway will debut online at Newbalance.com and in select Foot Locker and Shoe Palace shops beginning at 10 a.m. ET on Thursday.


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A pair of New Balance OMN1S “City of Angels” sneakers.
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The “City of Angels” colorway is black and white with subtle blue and red accents. One shoe features old English lettering on a midfoot strap reading “New Balance,” while the other says “City of Angels.”


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The medial view of Kawhi Leonard’s New Balance OMN1S “City of Angels.”
CREDIT: New Balance

The OMN1S silhouette features a woven FitWeave upper with 3D Ultra Heel construction, a combination meant to create a long-lasting, locked-in feel on the court. A FuelCell midsole helps propel the wearer forward, while OMN1S branding is located at the tongue.

Leonard will sport the “City of Angels” colorway of his signature shoe on the court for the first time on Dec. 19, when the Clippers square off against the Houston Rockets.

Sign up on Newbalance.com now to receive emails with information regarding the release of the OMN1S City of Angel. The shoes cost $140 in adult sizes and $100 for kids’ sizes.


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A pair of New Balance OMN1S “City of Angels” sneakers.
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Is All Hope Lost for Department Stores? Why Moody’s Says the Prospects Are ‘Bleak’

Moody’s is feeling down on department stores.

The credit rating agency today slashed its outlook for the sector citing ongoing top-line disappointments in the space.

“Despite a very healthy consumer and heavy spending to improve inventory efficiency and online capabilities, department stores rang up a disappointing third quarter close on the heels of a very bleak first half,” Christina Boni, Moody’s senior credit officer, wrote in a client note, adding that the firm cut its operating income growth forecast for the sector again, to a 20% decline in 2019 versus its previously-forecasted 15% decline.

While Boni anticipates that department stores will “remain among the worst performers of retail” into 2020 — describing prospects as “increasingly bleak” — she said she does expect sharp declines in the space to abate significantly in the new year, with operating income stabilizing at a 1% projected decrease.

Department stores have taken investors on a roller coaster ride for the better part of three years as its key names teeter between glimmers of hope and signals of demise.

The third-quarter had been a mixed bag for most of the sector’s players — with Kohl’s and Macy’s citing unseasonably warm fall temperatures for their disappointing results as Nordstrom’s performance painted a more positive picture of the sector. The latter this month, filed Q3 earnings per diluted share of 81 cents, trouncing Wall Street’s forecasts of earnings per share of 64 cents. Its revenues, at $3.67 billion, were in line with analysts’ bets.

Macy’s, meanwhile, slashed its fiscal year guidance after posting on Nov. 21 its first Q3 same-store sales decline in two years. Nevertheless, its adjusted earnings per share of 7 cents topped analysts’ expectations of a break-even point while revenues were down 4.3% to $5.17 billion, versus Wall Street’s bets of $5.32 million. Its same-store sales dropped 3.5%.

JCPenney signaled it had some turnaround potential when it posted a narrower-than-expected third-quarter loss on Nov. 3 and upgraded its full-year outlook. The firm saw its adjusted net loss per share improve 37.5% to 29 cents — far better than Wall Street’s bets of a 55-cent loss. Still, the beleaguered retailer posted revenues that decreased 10.1% to $2.38 billion, while adjusted same-store sales were down 6.6%.


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A shopper heads into a JCPenney store in Seattle.
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Kohl’s on Nov. 19 logged adjusted diluted earnings per share of 74 cents — well below Wall Street’s forecast of 86 cents. Profits dropped to $123 million, compared with $161 million the prior year. Same-store sales, which grew 2.5% in the same quarter last year, increased slightly by 0.4% this Q3, versus expected growth of 0.8%. Like Macy’s, it also slashed its guidance for the year.

For struggling retailers, preliminary Thanksgiving weekend results had signaled that the holiday season was off to a solid start: According to Salesforce, global online sales saw a 15% gain to $768 billion during the unofficial holiday season kick-off weekend. But Moody’s suggested today that the competitive landscape has yielded an “extremely promotional” environment during the all-important holiday season.

“Fewer days between Thanksgiving and Christmas relative to last year could exacerbate the promotional environment,” Boni added. The weakness at mainline department stores come as off-price retail players TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Burlington and Ross have managed to eke out steady gains by leveraging their generally lower prices on branded wares and a thrill of the hunt/find environment.

Despite Moody’s negative outlook, department stores looked to end the trading day in the green on Monday. As of 4 p.m. ET, Macy’s was up 2.2% to $15.48; Nordstrom advanced 3.6% to $38.91; Kohl’s was up 3.3% to $48.71; and JCPenney had gained 1.8% to $1.15.

Kendall Jenner Rocks Prada’s $1,450 Monolith Mini Bag Knee High Boots

Kendall Jenner stepped out with a mystery friend for coffee in New York City last month before making her way to Madison Square Garden for the Washington Capitals and New York Rangers game.

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Reacting to something seemingly surprising on her friend’s phone, the 24-year-old model rocked a long graphic overcoat, a matching fringed scarf, and gray jeans.

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The “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star completed her look with a Louis Vuitton graffiti pochette accessories bag, Carolina Lemke x Kim Kardashian West rectangle sunglasses ($90 at Nordstrom), and black calf leather Monolith chunky boots from Prada.

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Her Monolith boots feature a lace-up front fastening, a round toe, a branded insole, a side zip fastening, a brand embossed tongue, straps with detachable zipped pouches, and a chunky rubber sole.

Monolith Mini Bag Knee High Boots, $1,450 at Browns and Farfetch

These black Prada Monolith pocket leather combat boots have been made to exacting detail in Italy

Designed in a mid-calf silhouette, this style features a round toe, lace-up front, detachable buckled straps with zipped pockets, side zip fastening and chunky tread sole

At the end of September, Bella Hadid wore the same boots with a Vivienne Westwood Spring 2020 ensemble and a Yankees curved-brim baseball hat during Paris Fashion Week.

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Emma Watson’s Beads Shell Satin Clutch Bag in Clamshell Silhouette

Emma Watson toted a black satin minaudière bag in clamshell silhouette ($1,690 at 24S and Bergdorf Goodman) to the premiere of her highly-anticipated new movie Little Women on Saturday night at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

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The 29-year-old English actress/model, who famously turned down the lead role in La La Land, donned a tulle-accented Balenciaga Spring 2020 dress with thigh-high velvet boots from the same Spanish fashion house.

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With her hair swept into a tousled up-do, she accessorized with a sparkling gold headband and Fred Leighton diamond wing ear cuffs.

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Her Beads Shell pouch is shaped like a shell snatched from the depths of the ocean, this clutch and its pearly chain will store your most precious items and go anywhere with you. Let your dreamer show and feel like one of your childhood characters.

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Beads Shell Satin Clutch Bag, $1,690 at 24S and Bergdorf Goodman

Spanish brand Balenciaga invites you to dream with the Beads Shell pouch

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LIV Nightclub Owner David Grutman Joins Kim Kardashian at Swan Restaurant in Miami

Listed by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the 50 most important people in electronic dance music, Kim Kardashian West joined LIV nightclub owner David Grutman at his restaurant Swan located in the heart of the Miami Design District.

While his net worth is not known, according to Forbes, David Grutman’s nightclub LIV has annual revenues of roughly $45 million and is one of the three biggest nightclubs in the country.

Owner and partner in several Miami-based restaurants and night clubs, David Grutman looked excited to be joined by Kim Kardashian for dinner at Swan, which he started with rapper Pharrell Williams

David Grutman, who was born on July 3, 1974, in Naples, Florida, married Brazilian model Isabela Rangel in 2016. Their daughter, Kaia Sof Grutman, was born in 2017.

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The ShoeDazzle founder was also joined for dinner by her sister Kourtney Kardashian, supermodel Bella Hadid, American television personality Jonathan Cheban, and Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer Bad Bunny.

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Carrying a Dior Pre-Fall 2020 menswear python saddlebag, the 39-year-old wore a head-to-toe snakeskin ensemble consisting of a white snakeskin Dior Fall 2020 duster coat, 1017 ALYX 9SM leather snakeskin print trousers, and Yeezy python ankle booties.

She completed her look with a nude bodysuit from her Skims shapewear line that you can purchase at Skims. Don’t you wonder how many snakes were killed to make Kim Kardashian’s snakeskin outfit?

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Earlier the same day, the two Kardashian sisters sat front row while attending the Dior Men’s Fall 2020 Collection fashion.

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Sam Edelman’s Hazel Pointy-Toe Pumps in All Colors

A classic pointy-toe pump with a modern update, Hazel is perfect whether you’re looking for a fun patterned heel, metallic stiletto, or simple black heel. You can find all colors at Shopbop, Amazon, Zappos, and Nordstrom.

Boasting a timeless silhouette with a tall, stiletto heel and a leg-lengthening low-cut vamp for a striking look that’s sure to turn heads, Sam Edelman’s fit technology adds a padded sock that gives added comfort without sacrificing style.

Sam Edelman Hazel Pointy Toe Pump, $55.95 – $140.00 at Shopbop, Amazon, Zappos, and Nordstrom

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

The Sam Edelman Hazel stilettos boast a classic pointed toe and leg-lengthening low-cut vamp for a striking look that's sure to turn heads

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

The Sam Edelman Hazel stilettos boast a classic pointed toe and leg-lengthening low-cut vamp for a striking look that's sure to turn heads

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

A classic stiletto adds leg-lengthening lift and timeless appeal to an elegant pointy-toe pump

The Sam Edelman Hazel stilettos boast a classic pointed toe and leg-lengthening low-cut vamp for a striking look that's sure to turn heads

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Worst Dressed of 2019? Julia Fox Shocks at GQ Men of the Year Party

Previously best known for Uncut Gems (2019), PVT CHAT and The Great American Mud Wrestle (2018), Julia Fox will likely now be remembered for the outfit that she wore to the 2019 GQ Men of the Year Party held at The West Hollywood EDITION on Thursday in Los Angeles.

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Born in Italy and raised in New York City, the American actress revealed her underwear in a black floral lace Alexander Wang Fall 2019 catsuit with a black wrap around her waist.

Julia Fox wore a trashy Alexander Wang Fall 2019 lace jumpsuitJulia Fox wore a trashy Alexander Wang Fall 2019 lace jumpsuit

She completed her look with crystal-embellished Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Mandy’ alligator print leather pumps and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry. Is Julia Fox the worst dressed celebrity of 2019? Does it come off as thirsty?

Julia Fox and self-described 'NYC Bollywood Princess' Richie Shazam attend the Whitney Museum's annual Spring Gala and Studio PartyJulia Fox and self-described ‘NYC Bollywood Princess’ Richie Shazam attend the Whitney Museum’s annual Spring Gala and Studio Party 2017 sponsored by Audi and Michael Kors on May 23, 2017, in New York City

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Alessandra Ambrosio Leaves Yoga in Retro Low Shearling-Lined Suede Sneakers

Alessandra Ambrosio flaunted her legs Common Projects’ coveted Retro Low shearling-lined suede sneakers ($470 at Net-A-Porter) while leaving a yoga class in Los Angeles on Monday last week.

Alessandra Ambrosio leaves a yoga class in Wolven's skin-tight "Reverie" leggingsAlessandra Ambrosio leaves a yoga class in Wolven’s skin-tight “Reverie” leggings in Los Angeles on December 2, 2019

The 38-year-old model, who this week had her new wax figure inside Madame Tussauds New York’s Fashion Experience exhibition, styled her light-gray ‘Retro Low’ sneakers with a cozy Ellie Mae “Esmeralda” jumper, Wolven’s skin-tight “Reverie” leggings, a Bandolier “Belinda” crossbody phone case and wallet (available at Bandolier), and Garrett Leight’s brown tortoiseshell acetate Sanborn sunglasses ($182 at Matches Fashion).

Alessandra Ambrosio rocks an Ellie Mae Studios Esmeralda sweater and Garrett Leight's brown tortoiseshell acetate Sanborn sunglasses that are named after the namesake street in Los AngelesAlessandra Ambrosio rocks an Ellie Mae Studios Esmeralda sweater and Garrett Leight’s brown tortoiseshell acetate Sanborn sunglasses that are named after the namesake street in Los Angeles

Her sneakers are made from supple suede and stamped with the brand’s gold lettering. They’re lined with soft shearling for added warmth and have lightweight rubber soles, so you can wear them comfortably all day.

Alessandra Ambrosio wears Common Projects' coveted Retro Low shearling-lined suede sneakersAlessandra Ambrosio wears Common Projects’ coveted Retro Low shearling-lined suede sneakers

Light Grey Retro Low Shearling-Lined Suede Sneakers, $470 at Net-A-Porter

Common Projects' coveted sneakers have an understated feel that works with almost any outfit

To prevent counterfeits, these ‘Retro Low’ sneakers are stamped with a unique serial number at the heel. Also available in sand suede, they are lined in cozy shearling for the colder months.

Sand Retro Low Shearling-Lined Suede Sneakers, $470 at Net-A-Porter

These 'Retro Low' sneakers have been made in Italy from sand suede and stamped with a unique serial number at the heel

A couple of weeks earlier, she also attended the PUMA x Balmain created with Cara Delevingne LA Launch Event held at Milk Studios in Los Angeles.

Alessandra Ambrosio attends PUMA x Balmain created with Cara Delevingne LA Launch EventAlessandra Ambrosio attends PUMA x Balmain created with Cara Delevingne LA Launch Event at Milk Studios on November 21, 2019, in Los Angeles, California

She styled biker-style Puma x Balmain sweatpants ($350 at PUMA) with a button-trimmed ribbed crop top (available at Saks Fifth Avenue) and a classic bomber jacket featuring a bold PUMA x BALMAIN embroidered badge on the back ($650 at PUMA).

Alessandra Ambrosio's cropped tank is finished with a delicate ribbed texture and is elevated with polished goldtone embossed buttonsAlessandra Ambrosio’s cropped tank is finished with a delicate ribbed texture and is elevated with polished goldtone embossed buttons

Her outfit was completed with Gianvito Rossi’s Martis leather ankle boots that you can buy at Net-A-Porter for $1,295.

Alessandra Ambrosio in Martis 90 lace-up leather ankle boots from Gianvito RossiAlessandra Ambrosio in Martis 90 lace-up leather ankle boots from Gianvito Rossi

Made from smooth black suede, the Martis lace-up bootie sits on a chunky heel and platform and has stretch ribbed inserts at the sides that make them easy to pull on and off. The combat sole makes it trendy and comfortable.

Martis 90 Lace-Up Leather Ankle Boots, $1,295 at Net-A-Porter and Mytheresa

Expertly made in Italy from smooth leather, they have a gripped rubber platform and comfortable block heel

Gianvito Rossi Martis 90 Lace-Up Leather Ankle Boots

Hiking boots are huge this season. If you love the style but would prefer something a little dressier, then this versatile pair is a great option and available in a wide range of colors. Which version is your favorite?

Leather-Paneled Leopard-Print Suede Ankle Boots, $807 at Net-A-Porter and Mytheresa

These ankle boots have been made in Italy from soft leopard-print suede and are fitted with stretch-leather panels and chunky platform soles for added traction

These ankle boots have been made in Italy from soft leopard-print suede and are fitted with stretch-leather panels and chunky platform soles for added traction

Lace-Up Leather-Trimmed Suede Ankle Boots, $1,400 at Net-A-Porter and Mytheresa

These hiking-inspired boots have been made in Italy from plush suede and have ribbed leather cuffs

GIANVITO ROSSI Martis 90 lace-up leather-trimmed suede ankle boots

White Calf Leather Martis Ankle Boots, $903 at Neiman Marcus and Mytheresa

Martis black and white boot to own the streets

Gianvito Rossi's Martis ankle boots have been crafted in Italy from white calf leather and are paneled with eco stretch plissé leather insets at the collar

Gianvito Rossi's Martis ankle boots have been crafted in Italy from white calf leather and are paneled with eco stretch plissé leather insets at the collar

Red Calf Leather Martis Ankle Boots, $906 at Mytheresa

Gianvito Rossi's Martis ankle boots have been crafted in Italy from smooth red calf leather and are paneled with tactile corduroy accents

The lace-up pair has a chunky stacked heel in black and a tough combat boot silhouette

Credit: Instar / WENN

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New adidas Hybrid Features the Futurecraft 4D and Ultra Boost

adidas Ultra 4D White Release Date Info

adidas Originals will release a new hybrid model which is known as the Ultra 4D. It also combines the Futurecraft 4D and the Ultra Boost.

This Ultra 4D features White Primeknit across the upper while the knit pattern is taken from the Ultra Boost 1.0. The same shade also lands on the laces and lace cage. In addition we have Ultra 4D branding on the heel counter while Mint Green lands on the 4D-printed midsole. Completing the look is a Black rubber outsole.

Below you can check out additional photos of this adidas Ultra 4D which will give you a closer look. Although a release date is not available they are expected to launch at select retailers including adidas.com during Spring/Summer 2020. Once more information is available we will make sure to update.

adidas Ultra 4D
Release Date: Spring/Summer 2020

adidas Ultra 4D White Release Date Info
adidas Ultra 4D White

adidas Ultra 4D White Release Date Info

adidas Ultra 4D White Release Date Info

adidas Ultra 4D White Release Date Info

adidas Ultra 4D White Release Date Info

Images: yankeekicks

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Jordan Dub Zero Releasing in the ‘Toro’ Theme

Jordan Dub Zero Toro Red Black 311046-600 Release Date Info

The Jordan Dub Zero is the brands first hybrid shoe that first launched back in 2005. Fans of the model will be happy to know that a strong comeback is set for the new year.

While you can expect new and old colorways, here we have a look at the ‘Toro’ iteration. Looking closer this pair features Black smooth leather throughout, mesh on the tongue while Red patent leather covers the mudguards. Following we have the traditional laser etchings which is done in Black while Grey and White is placed on the midsole.

Currently a release date for this Dub Zero is unknown, however they are expected to launch soon at select retailers including Nike.com soon. Retail price is set at $160. Continue to scroll below to check out more images which will give you a closer look.

Jordan Dub Zero
Style Number: 311046-600
Price: $160

Jordan Dub Zero Toro Red Black 311046-600 Release Date Info
Jordan Dub Zero Toro Red Black 311046-600

Jordan Dub Zero Toro Red Black 311046-600 Release Date Info

Jordan Dub Zero Toro Red Black 311046-600 Release Date Info

Jordan Dub Zero Toro Red Black 311046-600 Release Date Info

Jordan Dub Zero Toro Red Black 311046-600 Release Date Info

Jordan Dub Zero Toro Red Black 311046-600 Release Date Info

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Nike Air Max 98 Premium Highlighted in ‘Starfish’

Nike Air Max 98 Starfish Wolf Grey Gym Red CQ3990-100 Release Date Info

With the amount of Air Max 98 releases we have seen over the months, we now have a pair which is available now that comes highlighted in ’Starfish’.

Looking closer this Nike Air Max 98 comes highlighted in a White, Starfish, Wolf Grey and Gym Red color combination. Featuring Silver synthetic on the upper along with Red and Blue stitching. White leather lands on the overlays while Orange accents are spread throughout. Lastly we have a clip-on patch on the medial side to finish the look.

Below you can check out more images of this Air Max 98 Premium which will give you a closer look. For those that are interested in purchasing they are available now at select retailers including Nike.com. Retail price is set at $170.

Nike Air Max 98 Premium WMNS
Color: White/Starfish-Wolf Grey-Gym Red
Style Number: CQ3990-100
Price: $170

Nike Air Max 98 Starfish Wolf Grey Gym Red CQ3990-100 Release Date Info
Nike Air Max 98 Starfish Wolf Grey Gym Red CQ3990-100

Nike Air Max 98 Starfish Wolf Grey Gym Red CQ3990-100 Release Date Info

Nike Air Max 98 Starfish Wolf Grey Gym Red CQ3990-100 Release Date Info

Nike Air Max 98 Starfish Wolf Grey Gym Red CQ3990-100 Release Date Info

Nike Air Max 98 Starfish Wolf Grey Gym Red CQ3990-100 Release Date Info

Nike Air Max 98 Starfish Wolf Grey Gym Red CQ3990-100 Release Date Info

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The adidas Ultra Boost DNA Features Leather and Suede

adidas Ultra Boost DNA Grey FW4898 Release Date Info

adidas Originals is releasing another new variation of the Ultra Boost which is known as the Ultra Boost DNA.

Shown is two color options with the first dressed in Grey, Silver Metallic and Grey Three while the other comes in Cloud White, Cloud White and Grey One. The two feature a knitted upper, leather lands on the lace cage overlays while suede is applied to the tongues and heel counter. Finishing is either Grey or White on the Boost midsole.

Currently this pair is available overseas however this Ultra Boost DNA will release at select retailers in the states including adidas.com soon. Retail price is set at $180. Continue to scroll below to check out more images which will give you a closer look.

adidas Ultra Boost DNA
Color: Grey/Silver Metallic-Grey Three
Style Number: FW4898
Price: $180

adidas Ultra Boost DNA Grey FW4898 Release Date Info
adidas Ultra Boost DNA Grey FW4898

adidas Ultra Boost DNA Grey FW4898 Release Date Info

adidas Ultra Boost DNA Grey FW4898 Release Date Info

adidas Ultra Boost DNA
Color: Cloud White/Cloud White-Grey One
Style Number: FW4904
Price: $180

adidas Ultra Boost DNA White FW4904 Release Date Info
adidas Ultra Boost DNA White FW4904

adidas Ultra Boost DNA White FW4904 Release Date Info

adidas Ultra Boost DNA White FW4904 Release Date Info

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