2013 St. Moritz Polo World Cup x Ralph Lauren

What is widely known as the world's most prestigious winter polo tournament on snow, the 2013 St. Moritz Polo World Cup went down the weekend before last on the frozen Lake St. Moritz in Switzerland. As the Active Team continues to run and report around the world on the latest trade shows, we had to stop for a moment and ...
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Outdoor Retailer – Winter Market 2013

Hello from Salt Lake City! The Active team has packed up our Winter gear and hit the road to cover our favorite tradeshows of the season. Our first stop has been to Utah for the Outdoor Retailer Winter Show January 23-26. With plenty of familiar faces and furry friends we have been having a blast. What's even more exciting is some ...
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The yoga, running and studio fashion gods have spoken. Lululemon is having a massive warehouse sale! Rumors were certainly floating around and now it's game on, green light and a true story to share with our active community. The sale is taking place over Superbowl weekend for three days: February 1st-3rd 2013 at Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York. (Only around ...
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Playing For the City That Made Me – Episode One

In a new three-part web series, Carmelo Anthony talks about what it's like to play for the city he grew up in. Heralding from Red Hook Brooklyn, Melo describes what it's like to grow up in New York, and in turn make it to play for its NBA team. In Episode 1 the video takes us to Red Hook to ...
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Some of the most inspiring aspects of Active come from unusual locations and finds. Case in point when our Denim Editor passed along a link to the Kapital Ski Cowboy video. The video, spearheaded by Japanese brand Kapital Denim, showcases a handmade coating process across its Century Denim, for the ability to ski and snowboard. Of course our little Active ...
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An NBA Christmas to Remember

The Christmas Day games in the NBA are one of the best holiday traditions for Active Team to watch. Amidst the cooking and present unwrapping that Christmas brings to most, the NBA puts on its own special show to millions of fans – for the strict rules on footwear colors can be broken that day. This year also marks the ...
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Happy Holidays from the Active Team!

Before departing for the Winter break, the Active Team would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season! Whether it be hopping on a plane for a skiing or snowboarding adventure or staying home to watch some of the best NBA and college football games around, we hope everyone enjoys a healthy (and active) new year for 2013! Earlier this ...
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NIKE Pop-up Store – TOKYO

In keeping with a global vantage point, the Active Team is excited to share new images from the Nike Pop-up store in Tokyo, aptly named "The Pivot Point" to celebrate the 30th Anniversary for its legendary Nike Air Force 1. Our trusty Japanese correspondent was kind enough to cruise by the store to capture a few pics and take in the vast ...
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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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