#TBT: Vintage Sneaker Ads

Before there were sneakerheads desperate for a fresh pair of kicks, there were plain old shoe companies hawking their goods. Of course, they were still selling lifestyle in one way or the other, but they are a far cry from today’s hyper-designed, hyper-futuristic sneaker ads. For this #TBT, throw on some kicks and walk down memory lane with these vintage sneaker ads. 

ON THE ROAD – Graffiti in Vagrancy

1 On The Road China

A new documentary, supported by Converse, follows 3 Chinese graffiti artists as they travel from Kummig in Southwest China all the way to Tibet for 50 days straight. Along their 1,200 mile journey, WHYYY, NAN, and SINIC (AKA the IDT Crew) leave a trail of beautiful spray painted murals on various surfaces, tending to choose areas that are unwanted or abandoned. Many people try to stop them, telling them it doesn’t look pretty. Some think they just want to scribble, but their art is more than that. They have injected their own feelings and ideas into the graffiti culture, much like the poets in generations past have painted their poems for all to see.