New Balance is taking their classic 1600 and 1500 silhouettes and combining them into something that is absolutely beautiful. The New Balance 1550 Hybrid Sneakers ($TBA) are about to drop and feature a cleaned up toe box, with a modern mesh look. They didn't stop there with the updates. The midsoles are RevLite, which gives the shoe upscale and lightweight cushioning and comfort. Additional features include vegetable leather on the tongue tags, hints of reflective material, and a gum sole, which takes the whole kit to the next level.
The Leica V-LUX 4 ($899) may look like a DSLR but it's the latest point-and-shoot from Leica with and extreme zoom. The V-LUX 4 has a 24x optical zoom with f/2.8 aperture that gives you a 35mm focal length equivalent of 25-600mm. This gives you the ability to use a faster shutter speed so you can shoot in lower light with long focal lengths. Additional features include a 12.1 megapixel 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor, 3" LCD, 1.3 megapixel electronic viewfinder, and HD 1080 AVCHD and MP4 video.
The Equus Bass 770 ($250,000) is Detroit's latest addition to the muscle car family. Built completely on an aluminum chassis and body, the Bass 770 features an aluminum supercharged 6.2 liter 640 HP V8 engine that gets 605 foot pounds of torque at 3800 rpm. It has a top speed of 200 mph and a 0-60 mph time of 3.4 seconds. This is a limited edition vehicle. Check out more pictures after the break.(more…)
Nike is at it again, with two new colorways for their much heralded, Nike Lunar Flyknit Chukka's ($160). The Dark Obsidian & Wolf Grey Flyknit Chukka's both have a wholly Flyknit upper with classic white soles. These are some of the most comfortable shoes that you will ever where. The upper expands with ever motion but still provides a snug secure feeling. Now the Chukka's are not made for the highest performance. These are more of a fashion statement. If you're looking for performance try NIke's Low-top Flyknit Runners. The shoes are now available for pre-order. Expected delivery is early June.
The apt name Allrover Stair-Rover ($250) allows you to go places other boards only dream about. This board allows you to surf the city; this includes stairs because of the unique utilization of 8 - 60mm super high rebounce wheels. Additional features include a ply maple deck with handles for easy carrying, custom 50-degree aluminum trucks for more turning, heavy duty, and flexible V-frames, all fitted to a thermoplastic chassis with shock absorbers. The entire kit weighs just 9 lbs.
There is nothing better than going down to the local pub, grabbing a pint and some great food. In his book, The American Craft Beer Cookbook ($13), John Holl has collected 155 recipes that were specifically chosen because they taste great with a brew. The recipes include everything from BBQ and pub standards, to breakfast fare and desserts. Yes desserts, such as the Beer Ice Cream Float or Chocolate Jefferson Stout Cupcakes.