Introducing : TevaSphere

On December 6, 2012, the Active Team was invited down to preview the new TevaSphere from powerhouse outdoor brand Teva – and as soon as we arrived we knew it’d be an interesting afternoon. Upon checking in we were handed a pair of the new shoes and told to switch out and get ready for the upcoming “activities” they had ...
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Happy Holidays!

This Holiday season ushers in a bevy of seasonally themed goodies in the Active world. From celeb filled videos to an angry monster, it spans all boundaries of our industry. We decided to round up a few of our favorites on the scene… http://youtu.be/BLmwmX-mni8 The air is buzzing with rumors of a new monster in town by the name of Krampus. Nike ...
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Active in London!

The Active Team recently had the pleasure of visiting London, England. During our quick trip (only three days), we devoted an entire afternoon to explore active retail. Sadly, we didn't get to see everything (trust us, there are massive stores to see), but we did manage to walk through a handful of our favorite shops. From Niketown on Oxford Street ...
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Hello Brooklyn! – The New Nets

New branding, a new part-owner (can we give a shout out to Jay-Z!), an incredible state-of-the-art arena, and a roster full of fresh talent (and some familiar names) bring forth the new Brooklyn Nets. In a move from New Jersey to Brooklyn this year, the “new” Nets are the biggest news within the NBA for its 2012/2013 season. On Sunday, November ...
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Rainbow Forecasts

There's one thing we love to see here on the Active Team, and that's when our Capsule reports come to life. One of our favorite themes from our last Running Capsule, Run Right, was definitely the Mix N Match page focused on styling. So, it goes without saying that we were stoked to see the teaser images of New Balance's ...
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Nike Events Coast-to-Coast

Last week was all about Nike. (And we couldn’t have been happier.) With events on both coasts, and across all parts of the brand, the Active Team was stoked to join in on the fun. Starting off on Saturday November 10th, the brand held an event in Los Angeles, California to showcase 10 Years of Nike Skateboarding. Transforming its S&M Skate ...
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Bones Brigade: An Autobiography – Interview with Stacy Peralta

Stacy Peralta is an icon in skateboarding. As a key influencer within skate culture, Peralta first started out as a pro – growing up in Southern California, where the epicenter of skate and surf scenes existed. He, along with skaters of the day like Tony Alva set new benchmarks as Z-Boys on the Zepher Team, based in Venice Beach during ...
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Timbuk2 x Woolrich “Made in America”

Each year, the months of Fall deliver standout collaborations from various brands within the Active market. (And of course, the Active Team is always eager to see every release!) The Holidays equally deliver limited edition pieces and special collections – so we were certainly excited to have a look at the Made in America Holiday range from Timbuk2 x Woolrich. ...
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Still Running, and For a Good Cause

Following Hurricane Sandy's unprecedented damage, Mayor Bloomberg chose to cancel the New York City Marathon set to occur on Sunday November 4th 2012 and to divert all resources gathered toward recovery efforts. Runners, while disappointed, came to the aid of hurricane victims, inspiring all. Instagram image of the official race kit from @Bevansburg With the resilience that New Yorkers always show in the ...
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NYC Marathon Edge – Sarah Bronilla

The New York City Marathon plans to continue as scheduled this coming Sunday, November 4th 2012. And the Active Team plans to be there with bells on, supporting thousands of athletes running throughout the city that never sleeps. Despite dramatic and unprecedented damage from Hurricane SANDY, NYC Mayor Bloomberg decided to move forward with the iconic event due to its ...
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NIKE Tennis x Flame Collection

As we depart out of summer sports season and into Fall, the Active Team has been gearing up for cooler weather activities. So when we recently came across the release of the Nike Tennis Flame Collection, it immediately brought us back to hot summer days, playing tennis on our favorite courts. (Ahhh, summer!) And to make matters more exciting, Roger ...
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Pittsburgh Steelers x Throwback Sunday

Yesterday, the Pittsburgh Steelers donned throwback jerseys on game day against the Washington Redskins to celebrate its 80th season as one of America's oldest football teams. It's quite obvious the Active Team would be all over this factor...throwback jerseys are some of our favorite uniforms, providing inspiring direction for future kits! Designed by Nike, the throwback uniforms are replicas of jerseys ...
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Scare Tactics

Let’s be honest, the Active Team doesn’t typically report on Holiday themed items…our industry isn’t necessarily the best at adorning Santa on snowboards or Easter bunny images placed on sneakers. (Nor would we wear them either.) This year is a bit different. There is a flux of amazing product from some of our favorite heavy hitters for Halloween  – and ...
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Sneaking into Fashion

The Active Team has spotted more sneakers on the runway this season than ever before. Not one single city missed out on highlighting trainers as a key accessory…so what better timing now it seems, for the opening of a new exhibit in London based around this very topic: Sneakers in Fashion. Major UK retailer javari opened a free exhibition last week ...
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An Active New Life

We have to admit, the Active Team loves to see product from our world of sport repurposed. (After all, the Outdoor market as a whole is THE leader in setting the benchmark of ethical standards in creating goods.) Even better than reused in its original purpose, is finding an entirely new life for a product. Luckily, we have found a ...
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