Input/Output Podcast

The problem with Nike and Supreme drops / Make your sneakers levitate

On this episode, we explore the hype-happy world of streetwear.

Hypelev levitating sneaker.
Hypelev

Nike and Supreme continue to do limited-edition product drops because they only care about hype, not making you happy, argues Input news writer Ian Servantes. Those brands should take a lesson from Telfar, which favored accessibility over scarcity by putting its coveted Shopping Bag up for pre-sale. Ian joins us to discuss.

And later: Input senior editor Edgar Alvarez is weirdly in love with the Hypelev, a $250 display stand that makes your sneakers levitate. Edgar joins us to talk about the gadget, which harnesses the power of electromagnetic currents.

On this episode of Input/Output, we explore the hype-happy world of streetwear.

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