Feel Good Friday – REVISIT

first_img How 2 Brooklynites are Reviving an Iconic Midwestern Supper Club The New Alex Mill Collection Is Packed With Your Fall Style Essentials The Best New-School Kentucky Distilleries Fall in Love with Tentree’s New Fall Collection, Then Plant a Tree Editors’ Recommendations To Find Beauty In Yosemite, Just Whip Out Your (Honda) Passport The depressing news of our broke down congress and their lack of getting much done is nothing new. Budget cuts keep happening and most of us go on with our daily routine (besides tweeting a little aggression!). But a former TOMS VP, Jillian DiIorio and Philadelphia Eagles Tight End, Brent Celek are taking matters into their own hands.REVISIT, which launched March 4th, is a new collection of luxury unisex accessories that are made in America and will benefit the National Parks (25% of profits to be exact). Their website is also a destination to learn more about our National Parks and offers ways to get involved if you please (go on!). The team has founded the company on ‘caring capitalism’ (that needs its own hashtag y’all.) and besides donating profits to the National Parks they will be spotlighting Park Benefactors’ facts, programs and history.Jillian and Brent had the idea for REVISIT when they realized how many of our National Parks funding is facing program cuts, park closures and could be covered/protected/manned by fewer Park Rangers. “We founded Revisit to create products that honor and assist endangered or forgotten communities, cultures and histories in America,” they told us.Brent continued, “In a world where technology continues to progress, becoming a bigger part of our lives, our National Parks are some of the most important places that we can go with our families to gather and spend meaningful time unplugged. It is important to me that people are able to continue to enjoy and have access to the beautiful lands and history that our country offers through these parks. REVISIT is a way we can immediately help our Parks and inspire many to visit and revisit together.”The Founders Collection is the first product range to roll out. It includes accessories designed to honor the visionaries that founded our National Parks. The Founder’s Collection includes fifteen pieces such as the Arrowhead Necklace, Brass Money Band, Laptop Sleeve, iPhone case, iPad Sleeve, The Roosevelt backpack and The Washburn Weekender to name a few. All bags are designed with vegetable tanned leather, specially hand-treated with natural waxes, oils and water-based pigments and are 100% hand sewn and assembled by expert craftsmen in Los Angeles.REVISIT’s first Park Benefactor will be Friends of Independence National Historical Park who support Independence National Historical Park located in Philadelphia. The Park is located in the downtown historical district and was officially established in 1948. In the center of the park is Independence Hall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the building where the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and created. The park is currently open daily and offers many tours led by Park Rangers and volunteers.REVISIT will be launching a new collection every four months so stay tuned and keep exploring the site and our great country!last_img read more

Yeah, Adidas makes Snowboarding Boots…Check Out Their Best for 2018

first_imgAdidas is known for their heritage street-style shoes. Most notably, the Superstars and Sambas (and now Boosts).These classic Adidas models have become staples in so many of our style identities; infusing athleisure into our suit-game and bringing together a simple jean and white-tee ensemble. There’s no denying the fashion power of the heritage three stripes, so why limit your wear to the streets?Those of us who take to the ski basin for a winter of shredding know the mountain is a popular platform to show your personal style. Snowboarders like to look good, period. If only we could sport our Adidas Originals in feet of fresh powder…The three-stripes Co. made this possible by taking its iconic footwear and designing snowboard boot replica styles that can handle a full day on the mountain. (No more neon astronaut shoes!) Meet the winter snowboarding twins of your favorite Adidas streetwear styles…The Adidas SuperstarPretend you laced up a pair of your freshest Superstars (black and white colorway for us, obviously), then added an ankle guard with traditional boot laces. You’d have the same stylistic pop as the iconic 70s Superstar basketball shoe but with added snowboarding capability. An EVA midsole makes this all-mountain boot super cushy and comfortable for an all-day session. Flex rating is at a medium and the liner is premium. (Note: these boots tend to run large.) Adidas thought of the idea to bring its favorite shoes to the mountain a couple years ago, releasing an Originals snowboarding boot in 2016-17, then new improvements and colorways in 2017-18 (love the white and collegiate burgundy). The Manual also learned at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market this January that the brand is sticking to its guns (or, stripes?) for next-year’s 2018-19 season and we can expect another Superstar come 2018-19. The magic word: originals. And that’s exactly how these make you feel.See itThe Adidas SambaIf you volley back and forth between snowboarding in the winter and soccer in the summer, you’ll likely go GOOAAL for the Adidas Samba boot. Alongside its Originals, this Adidas Classic model was remolded into a snowboarding boot. If this sounds like news to you, wake up and smell the powder. Adidas started making Samba boots in the 2015-16 winter season and isn’t letting up on the trend yet. Samba ADV Snowboard Boots are an icon remastered, mixing Classics styling with a mid-range flex and heat molded Ultralon liners, fitting both park and all-mountain riders. We gladly ditched the chair lift for a hike to the summit with boards on our backs, since these boots are suited for the trek. One wearer called them “warm and comfy,” but also “swaggy.” And it’s true, your style on the mountain shouldn’t be limited to neon bubble astronaut shoes. Look good, board better, that’s our motto. (Here’s Everything You Should Wear Snowboarding this Season.)See itThe Adidas BoostThe biggest innovation from Adidas arguably in the last decade has been its Boost technology. Launched in 2013 for its running shoes, Adidas introduced the world to Boost, explained as “a revolutionary cushioning technology which provides the highest energy return in the running industry.” Boost foam proved three-times more temperature resistant than standard EVA while tested between 104 and -4 degrees F. The unique cell structure acts like thousands of small energy capsules at the bottom of your foot (see the Styrofoam-esk bottom foam). Just imagine if that energy return was in a snowboarding boot… Yep, Adidas released its Tactical Boost boots in 2018 for intermediate and advanced riders who are looking to straight annihilate the mountain.See it Editors’ Recommendations The Best Men’s Waterproof Boots for Tackling All Weather Yes, You Can Wear Boots to the Office: Here are the Best Pairs The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know The Best Men’s Chukka Boots for 2019last_img read more