Nike-Air-Vengeance-Vintage

When it comes to shoes, we’re creatures of habit. We’re all for fancy new chukka boots and loafers and oxfords, but sneakers will probably always be the largest portion of our kick collection because they’re comfy, casual and classic. We don’t need our sneakers to have more bells and whistles than the latest creation from Apple either, simple and streamlined is just fine. Nike’s latest exercise in restrained excellence is this pair of Air Vengeance Vintage sneakers. If you happened to stumble upon an original pair of these left in the basement for 5 years, this is what they would look like out of the box. The midsole is pre-yellowed to give it an even more vintage feel, but the material is new. It’s kind of like those pre-worn, new jeans that were all the rage in the 90s—except these are still cool.

Pappy-Van-Winkle-Hot-Sauce

Pappy Van Winkle is the name in bourbon. Bottles have sent drinkers on wild goose chases and left others with empty bank accounts. While we can’t help you procure any of that elusive elixir, we can bring a little Pappy into your life in another way. Pappy Van Winkle Hot Sauce is aged in actual Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels. The distillery teamed with friends at Midland Ghost to make this flavorful hot sauce, which features the latter’s prized first generation Ghost Peppers. After the sauce was made, it was left to age in barrels that once held Pappy. That means you have a sauce that’s rich, oaky, and full of flavorful heat. Use it on meats, veggies, or, if you’re a special brand of crazy, just drink it straight from the bottle. It’s that good.