Lance Armstrong has been surrounded by controversy for years over suspicion that he used performance-enhancing drugs to aid his cycling career. Lance has repeatedly denied the accusations even as he chose to stop fighting the charges brought upon him by the United States Anti-Doping Agency and forfeited his seven Tour de France titles in August. Today, Lance revealed that he would be stepping down as chairman of his Livestrong organization just as news that his longtime sponsor, Nike, released him from his contract. Read Nike's statement and tell us — are you surprised by the company's stance?
"Due to the seemingly insurmountable evidence that Lance Armstrong participated in doping and misled Nike for more than a decade, it is with great sadness that we have terminated our contract with him. Nike does not condone the use of illegal performance enhancing drugs in any manner. Nike plans to continue support of the Livestrong initiatives created to unite, inspire and empower people affected by cancer."
Even after her morning workout, Kim Kardashian looked super stylish donning a leather-sleeved Generation Love Bobo sweater ($171) and black and white Nike freestyles ($100) in Miami. Kim's leather-accented sweater proved her love of leather extends far beyond everyday ensembles and red-carpet looks. The trendsetter completed her sporty style with a high ponytail, aviator sunglasses, and a tan suede tote. Score Kim's exact textured topper to work with these burgundy Earnest Sewn skinny jeans ($178) and ballet flats for a day of errands or tuck it into this tweed Milly mini ($295) with black suede ankle boots for an evening out.
When your day revolves around online shopping — rifling through the virtual racks, checking out the latest collections, styling the latest trends — it's impossible not to actually shop when your job depends on knowing what's what in fashion. Naturally talk at Fab quickly turns to what everyone's been shopping (especially when the purchaser shows up to work with her new piece). Lately, that's high-tops. From style director Noria Morales's sweet white Isabel Marant lace-ups (a recent acquisition from Paris Fashion Week) to associate editor Chi Chau's Marant high-top addiction, this season's obsession with sneakers has spread to Fab HQ. If you're on the fence, here's what made us high-tops fans: first, models, fashion insiders, and celebrities showed off designer iterations of the old-school favorite with a fresh twist, and now classics like Nike are giving their versions a stylish update with Liberty florals and colorful finishes. The best part? These kicks are as comfortable as they are cool (if you can wear them at Fashion Week, you can wear them anywhere), and they're the perfect alternative to Fall ankle boots. Click below to shop the ones we're loving right now.
From top left: Isabel Marant Betty Leather and Suede Wedge Sneakers ($665), Nike Dunk Sky High Liberty Hidden Wedge Sneakers ($135)
With half of the 2012 Olympics over, we've seen more than a few heartfelt medal ceremonies in London. And besides the cheers, tears, and patriotism, many of the athletes on the podium have another thing in common: bright neon green Nike shoes.
Those bright shoes are the Nike FlyKnit Trainers, part of Nike's US medal stand footwear and apparel collection. The lightweight shoes are made of eco-friendly material and designed to fit and feel like socks. Earlier this year we got a sneak peek at the new technology; read what we learned about the minimalist FlyKnit and other Nike Olympic apparel and footwear. The Nike FlyKnit Trainer+ ($150) is available in 10 colors here.
You can’t guarantee every LBD is going to fit. Not even every wide-brim hat suits every gal's lid. Luckily, the new Nike LunarGlide+ iD fits like a glove. It's engineered with mesh on top and super lightweight cushioning for just the right amount of support. This Fall, run with confidence, knowing the Nike LunarGlide+ iD has your back — and feet.
Check out the energizing color choices, like mint or light wild mango, in this slideshow and see why Nike's LunarGlide+ iD is this season's must-have match for your favorite pair of yoga pants.
Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
- Stella McCartney will introduce a collection of lingerie next month made of organic cotton and recycled metal (for the rings on the bra straps). "Feeling constricted by one's underwear just isn't my thing; you need to rely on the quality," she said. Bras will cost $55, and panties will go for $26. [T Magazine]
- Dolce & Gabbana's debut showing of couture — or, more appropriately, Alta Moda — was so intense that several people actually fainted during the festivities surrounding it. [The Cut]
- Now that couture week is over, Karlie Kloss is looking forward to a family trip to Denmark. "That's where my grandparents are originally from, and I just booked for the entire family. We're meeting relatives we never met," she said. [Page Six]
- Jason Wu dispensed a piece of advice to aspiring young designers during a breakfast talk this week that everyone should follow. "Sometimes you just need a good night of sleep," he said. [WWD]
- Chloe Sevigny says she has trouble getting designers to lend her dresses. "Aren't I one of the top searches on Style.com, for crying out loud?" she said jokingly in a recent interview. "How hard is it to get a f*cking dress from Valentino?" [Out]
- APC partnered with Nike to refresh its classic Dunk and Air Max sneakers. The reissued shoes will be available in APC stores and online at the end of August. [Refinery29]
- Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender are on the cover of the August issue of W magazine. [Design Scene]
- Banana Republic partnered with Virgin America to outfit the airline's 1,200 flight attendants with new uniforms in a palette of gray, black, and orange. The uniforms will debut on Aug. 8, and travelers will be able to purchase pieces inspired by the uniforms during their flights. [Fashionologie Inbox]
While promoting their new flick Snow White and the Huntsman in Madrid, Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron coordinated their all-black outfits down to their old-school Converse and Nike sneakers. We all know Kristen is a huge fan of comfy-cool sneakers, and we love how her red Converse Chuck Taylors ($50) livened up her dark outfit, which included her go-to quilted leather Balenciaga jacket and a black Joe's Jean tank ($88). As for Charlize, we're used to seeing her in edgy heels, so the black-and-white Nike low tops ($35) she wore were a refreshing change. Plus they lent sportiness to her otherwise-classic ensemble. Score Kristen's and Charlize's exact sneakers, then be sure to add them to your everyday outfits for a comfy-slash-sporty flair.
Prove your strength by singing and running your way to victory. The person with the fastest 2 mile run by 5/10/2012 wins. Think you’ve got what it takes? Strap on your Frees and sing while you run your way through Nike’s Free Run Karaoke Challenge. Join the Challenge at http://gonike.me/karaoke and log your miles from now through May 10th using Nike+. Nike even created a mix to get you up and running. Download it here: http://gonike.me/karaokemix.
Don’t forget, the runner with the fastest 2 mile run using Nike + wins. Run Stronger. #MakeItCount
Celebs are currently obsessed with wearing sneakers in a fashiony way, and today we have more proof via Emma Roberts in Converse and Joy Bryant in Nikes. Both ladies perfected the mix between sporty and chic and are a testament to the fact that sneakers are no longer just for working out. Step inside to get a closer look at Emma and Joy in their sneakers and to shop their outfits, including Emma's exact Madewell polka-dot tank!