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Chuck Taylor All-Stars are as iconic as they are uncomfortable. After 98 years, they are finally getting an upgrade. The official title of the new kicks is Chuck II (although Chuck 2.0 would have been been funnier), and although the outside maintains the classic look we know and love, the inside has been revamped with Nike technology.

The major difference is the inclusion of Nike’s proprietary material called Lunarlon. It’s a lightweight, bouncy foam that will be added to the Chuck II’s sole to give it some overdue comfort. The other differenc is a $15 increase on the price tag (naturally). High and low top versions will run you $75 and $70 respectively when they launch on July 28th.

So, it’s the same great look, but should feel way better your feet after a day full of convention walking. Check out more pics of the new sneakers after the break.

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It’s been 46 years since Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon and there are big plans for his spacesuit. The Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum wants to put it on display for the 50th anniversary in July 2019, but they need help raising the money to do it safely.

Tho that end, they launched a Kickstarter to raise the needed funds. #RebootTheSuit is hoping to raise $500,000 and is offering great rewards for space nerds. There are stickers and posters, behind-the-scenes videos, and a Reboot the Suit t-shirt.

See the project video after the break.

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You only have a couple more days left to get in on Loot Crate’s “Heroes 2″ subscription box for July 2015. And don’t forget that one lucky Looter will find a Mega Crate on their doorstep! More about that after the break, but first, here’s the official description for Heroes 2:

Every awesomely epic undertaking deserves a stunning sequel, and so Loot Crate presents: HEROES 2! This month, we have several brave and bold items from DC Entertainment, a licensed Legend of Zelda wearable, an enterprising Star Trek item with a whiff of whimsy and our very first hardcover Looter Edition book! Exclusive items this month include an item from DC Entertainment and our Looter Edition book.

Sounds good to us.

If you’re interested in jumping in to a Loot Crate subscription with “Heroes 2″, you can get 10% off your subscription when you use the code “FASHIONABLYGEEK” at checkout.

Read our reviews of the Loot Crate boxes for June (Cyber), May (Unite) and April (Fantasy) to get a better idea of what a subscription is all about.

See what amazing (and expensive) surprises await one lucky Looter inside July’s Mega Crate after the break…

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Connor Ward’s recent attempt at a career in Renaissance thievery was quickly thwarted by a woman in a wench costume at a Colorado Renaissance Festival. According to photographer Steve Chapman who witnessed the entire event, the 22-year old knave attempted to steal a sword from a haystack during a jousting match. That’s when the brave young wench tackled him to the ground and pinned him in a headlock until authorities arrived at the scene. Badass.

See Also: This Armored Lady Won The Longsword Competition At a World Invitational Tournament

The drunken offender then tried to punch his way to freedom, thus adding attempted assault on a police officer and resisting arrest to his theft charge.

Yeeesh. This kid fails at stealing hearts and swords. You can check out the headlock photo on Facebook.

(West Word via Boing Boing)

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We have a shirt store full of nerdy designs from the best independent artists and they’re all on sale for just $14! Better hurry though, the sale ends tonight, July 12th at 11:59 pm EST.

In fact, the prices of everything have been slashed:

-T-Shirts – $14
-Tanks – $18
-Kids Tees – $14
-Hoodies – $35
-Crew necks – $30
-Prints and Canvas 25% Off

We have added lots of new designs, so head on over to the store and grab your favorites at a discount while you still can!

bestsellers

We have a shirt store full of nerdy designs from the best independent artists and they’re all on sale for just $14 this week!

Seriously—all of them. In fact, the prices of everything have been slashed:

-T-Shirts – $14
-Tanks – $18
-Kids Tees – $14
-Hoodies – $35
-Crew necks – $30
-Prints and Canvas 25% Off

We have added lots of new designs, so head on over to the store and grab your favorites at a discount while you still can!

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Loot Crate has announced their theme for July 2015 and it’s their first sequel: “Heroes 2″. They’ve also revealed the contents of their Mega Crate and damn…it’s fully loaded. More about that after the break, but let’s kick things off with the official description for Heroes 2:

Every awesomely epic undertaking deserves a stunning sequel, and so Loot Crate presents: HEROES 2! This month, we have several brave and bold items from DC Entertainment, a licensed Legend of Zelda wearable, an enterprising Star Trek item with a whiff of whimsy and our very first hardcover Looter Edition book! Exclusive items this month include an item from DC Entertainment and our Looter Edition book.

Sounds good to us.

If you’re interested in jumping in to a Loot Crate subscription with “Heroes 2″, you can get 10% off your subscription when you use the code “FASHIONABLYGEEK” at checkout.

Read our reviews of the Loot Crate boxes for June (Cyber), May (Unite) and April (Fantasy) to get a better idea of what a subscription is all about.

And don’t forget that one lucky Looter will get the Mega Crate for July on their doorstep! See what amazing (and expensive) surprises await inside that prize box after the break…

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shirt sale 2

We have a shirt store full of nerdy designs from the best independent artists and they’re all on sale for just $14 through Sunday, June 14th at 11:59 pm EST. But that’s not all that’s on sale:

-T-Shirts – $14
-Tanks – $18
-Kids Tees – $14
-Hoodies – $35
-Crew necks – $30
-Prints and Canvas 25% Off

We also have lots of new designs in the store, so head on over and grab your favorites at a discount while you still can!

shirt sale 2

We have a shirt store full of nerdy designs from the best independent artists and they’re all on sale for just $14 this week!

Seriously—all of them. In fact, the prices of everything have been slashed:

-T-Shirts – $14
-Tanks – $18
-Kids Tees – $14
-Hoodies – $35
-Crew necks – $30
-Prints and Canvas 25% Off

We have added lots of new designs, so head on over to the store and grab your favorites at a discount while you still can!

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Loot Crate has unveiled their new “Cyber” theme for June 2015 along with the contents of the Mega Crate (which every Borderlands fan will undoubtedly lust after). The official description for “Cyber” reads:

This month, Loot Crate invites you to join the CYBER revolution with an assortment of cool, tech-themed collectibles from a wide array of awesome franchises! It’s a self-aware, singularity-fueled celebration of all the robots, androids, cyborgs and programs-gone-mad bent on our annihilation and the few who keep fighting the good fight to save us. We’re featuring EXCLUSIVE items from Terminator Genisys, Borderlands, Battlestar Galactica and more, including an EXCLUSIVE t-shirt you won’t find anywhere else! So back up your hard drive, learn a little binary and get ready to download your disembodied consciousness into Loot Crate Systems!

We’re definitely looking forward to it.

If you’re interested in jumping in to a Loot Crate subscription with “Cyber”, you can get 10% off your subscription when you use the code “FASHIONABLYGEEK” at checkout.

Check out our review of the Loot Crate boxes for May (Unite), April (Fantasy) and March (Covert) to get a better idea of what a subscription is all about.

And don’t forget that one lucky Looter will get the Mega Crate for June on their doorstep! See what amazing (and expensive) surprises await inside that prize box after the break…

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