Eastbay Field Tested is Live — Check it Out!

Eastbay Field Tested is Live — Check it Out!

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words // Jami Radant

Every sports retailer offers product reviews. None of them offer position-specific product reviews from elite athletes, until now.

Introducing Field Tested — our new, game-changing product testing system!

Eastbay Field Tested gives you access to product reviews from elite athletes in your sport and position, matching you up with the perfect gear for your game in seconds. With Field Tested, you can test recently released gear and read valuable product assessments from other elite athletes, including players at the pro level. Combined with an unrivaled selection and elite-level products, Field Tested is one more way that Eastbay helps you Prepare To Win.

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New to Eastbay: Field Tested!

New to Eastbay: Field Tested!

New to Eastbay: Field Tested! (1)

words // Jami Radant

Every sports retailer offers product reviews. None of them offer position-specific product reviews from elite athletes, until now.

If you’re a long-time fan of Eastbay, you already know we offer the largest selection of sports gear and team colors available, hands-down. There’s no surprise there. But, what you may not know is that we also offer unlimited access to resources proven to give you an edge on and off the field; tools like our Athlete Resource Center and Close The Gap, which help you take your performance to the next level.

Adding to our current lineup of offerings, we’re excited to introduce a game-changing, position-specific product testing system called Field Tested. This one-of-a-kind program will be live on our site June 13. It gives you access to field tests from elite athletes in your sport and position, matching you up with the perfect gear for your game. With Field Tested, you’ll be able to test recently released gear and read unbiased reviews from other elite athletes, including players at the pro level. Combined with our unrivaled selection and elite-level products, Field Tested is one more way Eastbay will help you Prepare To Win!

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AKOO Clothing – Always Hunted

AKOO Clothing – Always Hunted

AKOO Clothing Always Hunted T.I.

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AKOO, an acronym for “A King Of Oneself,” is an upscale urban streetwear clothing line launched in 2008 by rap artist T.I. and Jason Geter, co-founders of Grand Hustle Records.

AKOO - Sly The Fox

Inspired by the great outdoors and urban street culture, AKOOclothing incorporates top-of-the-line fabrics and T.I.’s unique sense of style, resulting in a variety of comfortable options for all seasons, including premium, lightweight T-shirts, cardigans, sweaters, embroidered wovens, leather jackets, and quality denim.

Snobby the fox is AKOO’s brand icon, chosen for his intelligence, savviness, and versatility. These attributes promote exceptional style, character, and creativity within the AKOO Brand. Sometimes you’ll see Snobby holding a vintage fox- hunting whip as his way of boasting that he’s outfoxed them all — his style is always hunted but can never be tamed. Whip details on the back pockets of AKOO denim bring this idea to life and serve as a reminder of Snobby’s sly nature.

AKOO clothing has been spotted on a variety of stars ranging from hip-hop artist Big Boi to talk show host Larry King. Ambassadors for the brand have included B.o.B. and, most recently, Rotimi — both singers/songwriters.

What makes AKOO different from other urban clothing brands? DETAILS. Certain pieces within the AKOO clothing line are strategically stitched with one- of-a-kind features that can only be found by cuffing the sleeves or popping the collar.

Be sure to check out Eastbay’s enticing selection of AKOO clothing, and pay special attention to this season’s camo collection!

AKOO Always Hunted Camo Short Sleeve T-Shirt White

Available: Akoo Always Hunted Camo S/S T-Shirt

AKOO Remy Twill Pants Camo

Available: Akoo Remy Twill Pants

Old School, New Cool

Old School, New Cool

Let’s face it – some styles never fade, and that definitely seems to be the case with minimalist skate shoes. First made famous in the early ‘70s for their sticky sole and simple look, vintage skate shoes like the Vans Authentic are now hotter than ever before.

While these slim, vulcanized styles gave skaters of the ’70s and ’80s more grip and board feel at that time, they also gave way to breaks and bruises. This eventually resulted in the trend toward more technical skate shoes with puffy tongues, padded sidewalls and midsole cushioning, giving skaters more protection.

So why the trend back toward minimalist skate shoes? By going back to the beginning – a time when breaks and bruises served as a skater’s war wounds – are skaters seeking more authenticity or are today’s skaters just gluttons for punishment? What’s your take?

Vans Classic Slip-On

Vans Authentic