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Today in Gear: February 28, 2017

A pair of handcrafted boots, Mike Tyson’s Ferrari, all-new throwback runners and much more.


Good morning. So… what’re you up to next year? Any trips planned? If your schedule so far is somewhat light, you may want to hit up everyone’s favorite nutjob visionary: Elon Musk’s SpaceX has announced it will send two people around the Moon in 2018. (Actually, the two non-astronaut astronauts are already chosen — by dint of their having paid a massive deposit to make the 300K–400K mile trip.)

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Today’s Gear

What’s New, Now

Helm Boots Lane Boot


In 2012, after three years of manufacturing in Istanbul, Helm Boots returned to the U.S., bringing with them a hard-earned mastery of fine leather boot making. Handcrafted in Maine and Arkansas, their leather boots are the embodiment of Americana style: rugged, utilitarian, refined. The Lane Boot is a military-inspired silhouette, with traditional details like Horween premium leather upper and an oil-treated sole; subtle modern features, like a suede heel and white midsole, give the boot city sensibility.

Buy Now: $525

1995 Ferrari F50 Once Owned by Mike Tyson


Leave it to Iron Mike to snatch up Ferrari’s top performer towards the end of the millennium. A Formula 1–derived engine; swoopy, hellish looks; a prancing horse badge… no wonder it made our Best Supercars of the ’90s.

Buy Now: $2,200,000+

Seiko Is Making an Apple Watch


The one catch: you can only buy it in Japan.

Learn More: Here

Wild Sam Field Guides


A perfect, pocket-sized travel guide with 145 pages of stories from locals, in-depth travel intel and bits of lore sprinkled in for entertainment. It’s Rick Steves for millennials, and an invaluable travel partner.

Buy Now: $18

Adidas Originals Iniki Runner


Drawing heavy inspiration from 1970s runners, the Iniki blends vintage looks with modern tech. Two-way stretch mesh and suede panels, a shiny mesh tongue and an Otholite sockliner — not to mention the brand’s Boost cushioning. Red and Navy colorways launch tomorrow, March 1, so prepare yourself.

Learn More: Here

Sea to Table Home Shipping


The next best thing to catching it yourself.

Learn More: Here

Deals of Note

Great Products, Great Prices


How to save on a travel mug, a button down shirt and a 34-inch monitor.

Read Now: Here

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Next Page: Happy Hour Talking Points and One Thing to Watch

Happy Hour Briefing

Ice Breakers for the First Drink

• A Whole Lot of Magma Is Lurking Under Taipei [WIRED]
• This Is What Caused Uber’s Broken Company Culture [Fast Company]
• Apple Backtracks on Third-Party iPhone Screen Repairs Stance [Slash Gear]
• World’s First Metallic Hydrogen Sample Disappears [Deccan Chronicle]
• Nokia 6 Hands On: A Metal Phone With Android? [Ars Technica]
• And one thing to watch:

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