The History of Headphones

The History of Headphones

Surprisingly, not everyone wants to hear our music. When we were pumping our LCD Soundsystem mixtape, others in the office said they couldn’t “concentrate” and they “wished we were fired.” For this, and for many other reasons, headphones are an absolute necessity in our daily lives. It was long before Steve Jobs produced white earbuds and Dr. Dre jumped in the game, however, that people began getting tunes pumped into their ear canal. Here’s basically how it all went down.

Introducing: MVMT Sunglasses

Introducing: MVMT Sunglasses

For too long, sunglasses have either been affordable but poorly made, or solid but so pricey you’d consider taking out a loan to buy them. It’s time for a better option. MVMT is proud to introduce their line of sunglasses that aren’t plagued by retail mark-ups and cheap manufacturing. We’re talking high quality, stylish sunglasses for far less than you’d imagine. By utilizing the same direct to consumer model as their highly successful watch line, MVMT is able to make their own sunglasses and offer them to you for as little as $70. Even better, as a Cool Material reader, you’ll save 15% on your first pair. The MVMT continues.

The Nike Cortez Is Back in Full Grain Leather

The Nike Cortez Is Back in Full Grain Leather

Whether we're talking about the classic Cortez revival from last year, the Cortez Nylon or the Basic Premium QS, bringing back the Cortez was one of our favorite moves Nike has made in years. The Cortez is back, again, in a full grain leather edition that's as luxe as it simple....

Nike Cortez Basic Premium QS

Nike Cortez Basic Premium QS

Just because Forrest Gump rocked a pair of Nike Cortez sneakers does not mean the iconic shoe is for those lacking stylistic know-how. In fact, quite the opposite. Need proof? Check out this limited edition Nike Cortez Basic Premium QS, which you can pick up today from Need Su...

Nike Air Max LD-Zero H

Nike Air Max LD-Zero H

Equal parts reinterpretation of classic design and innovative new concept, Nike's latest release, the Air Max LD-Zero H, is a collaboration from Hiroshi Fujiwara (the founder of famed design house Fragment), Tinker Hatfield and Mark Parker. Using the aesthetic of one of his favor...

Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 Sneakers Lace Themselves

Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 Sneakers Lace Themselves

In addition to being another gorgeous Tinker Hatfield release, the recently released Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 has a huge secret in its bag of tricks—adaptive lacing. Essentially, there's a sensor in the heel that you trigger when you step in that automatically tightens the laces. It...

Nike Mag Sneakers with Power Laces

Nike Mag Sneakers with Power Laces

While we don't have that hoverboard just yet, thanks to Nike, we are finally getting some legit Mags. Yes, the mythical sneakers from Back to the Future, the ones with laces that tie up on their own, are now a reality. The first pair of 2015 Nike Mags with power laces, not surpr...

Nike’s Latest Release Is Based on Native Alaskan Boots

Nike’s Latest Release Is Based on Native Alaskan Boots

The NikeLab Payaa is unlike any other shoe we’ve seen come out of Nike, and that’s probably due in no small part to the fact that the shoe is inspired by and named after the payaaqek, a native Alaskan boot. A stretchy, one-piece upper is paired with a strong lacing system for...

Nike Roshe One JD Sports Exclusive

Nike Roshe One JD Sports Exclusive

The Nike Roshe One (formerly known as Roshe Run) is one of the most beloved releases from the swoosh because of its pairing of minimalistic style, customization options and comfort. Price also plays a huge part in it because, at around $100 a pair, you're not going to have to mak...

NikeLab Cortez 72 Revives a Vintage Sneaker

NikeLab Cortez 72 Revives a Vintage Sneaker

Designed by Nike co-founder and Olympic-class track coach Bill Bowman, the Nike Cortez was the first track shoe the brand ever created. Originally released during the 1972 Olympics, the Cortez is thought to be a significant part of Nike’s success. Thanks to the folks at NikeLab...