10 Best Whiskies for Irish Coffee You Won’t Believe the Price Tags on 10 of the Most Expensive Shoes For Men Adidas’ new runner is an instant classic Close Native Shoes Jefferson Bloom Turns Algae Into Sustainable, Stylish Footwear Hops and Terroir: Why the Beer World is Embracing the Wine Term 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Editors’ Recommendations I’m not sure Adidas knew what it had stumbled on when it released the NMD. An otherwise unassuming Boost-equipped runner, of which there are many. The shoe could’ve easily faded into obscurity, doomed to sit on shelves.But it didn’t.Instead, it instantly gained classic status, selling out release after release, colorway after colorway, and inspired new variations within weeks of the initial drop.By far the most striking element of the shoes are the offset pillars in the sole. The two blocks, typically individually colored, cut through the white boost outsole, rising up just a hair above to the upper of the shoe. It’s actually inspired by older Adidas models like the 1986 Rising Star, although the advanced materials help the look into the 21st century.Material choice is another reason for the shoe’s success. Adidas’ PrimeKnit technology is lightweight, breathable, and most of all, impressively comfortable. It covers the entire top of the shoe, with the help of a heel cage and three stripes on the side for support. The Boost outsole is best described as “sqooshy” and offers ample flexibility, with the added bonus of feeling like you’re walking on marshmallows. Ask anyone who has worn the Adidas UltraBoost and they’ll tell you, the combination of Boost and Primeknit is a winning combination.Related: Adidas x HypeBeast UltraBoost UncagedBut it’s not just the shoe that’s causing a ruckus. Adidas has drastically changed its image among sneakerheads in the last year and a half. Shoes that had fallen out of favor, like the Stan Smith and Superstar, came back in a big way as Adidas began to take a fresh look at its materials, style, and the people it chose to work with.One thing’s for sure, the NMD is a winner, and with slip-on and chukka variations rolling out soon, you can bet Adidas is going to ride this wave as long as it can.
FAMILIES OF THOSE who died in the Stardust fire say that they tasked experts to review transcripts of the original inquiry into the case who came to a different conclusion.The original inquiry into the 1981 fire that killed 48 people in Dublin found that it was caused by probable arson.A 2009 examination of evidence by barrister Paul Coffey concluded that there would be no public interest for a new inquiry to be established because of the passage of time and no new physical evidence.But spokesperson for the Victims’ Committee Antoinette Keegan says that they will tomorrow release pages from the independent review of the case which they say recommends a new inquiry.The families say that the information they intend to release has ‘not been made public before’.The Victims Committee also say that it was not within the remit of the Coffey report to determine the cause of the fire.As a result, they say that the Government can not point to the review as a reason to disagree with their their claim that there is new evidence in the case.The Department of Justice (DoJ)say that they have seen nothing to suggest anything different to the conclusion of the 2009 Coffey inquiry.Keegan says that they have contacted the DoJ to request a copy of the terms of reference of the Coffey report.The DoJ say that the Victims’ Committee has previously been advised that requests for access to records can be made by submitting an FOI request in the normal way.They also say that the terms of reference for the Coffey examination of the inquiry are included in his report which is still available and were made available to the committee at the time.The families’ continuing campaign comes after Minister for Justice Alan Shatter again ruled out another inquiry into the tragedy.Read: Stardust families “will reveal cause of fire” on 33rd anniversary >Read: No new inquiry into Stardust tragedy >