Jonathan White
Jonathan White
Hong Kong
Senior Production Editor, Sport
Formerly of the South China Morning Post, Jonathan White has written about sport from China for nearly 15 years, and covered the Beijing 2008 Olympics, the Fifa World Cup in Brazil in 2014 and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. As well as his writing – on sport and beyond – featuring in global outlets, he also often appears on international television, radio and podcasts.

As his scene-setting streetwear brand turns 20, multi-hyphenate Hong Kong celebrity Edison Chen is only looking forward, aspiring to the heights of Supreme and A Bathing Ape

The once niche New York trend has become a dominant form of culture and a huge influence on high fashion, but as hip hop hits a half-century, there are still those not getting their dues.

Long seen as a ‘dad shoe’, and a favourite of the late Apple founder Steve Jobs, New Balance is having a moment with younger sneakerheads, seen everywhere from StockX to the World Cup.

As Lunar New Year approaches, here are some of the best Year of the Rabbit sneakers around from brands including Nike, Adidas, Reebok, New Balance, Vans, Gucci, Ferragamo and Givenchy.


The sneaker industry is waking up to the untapped potential of women’s shoes - big brands like Adidas and Nike are collaborating with female designers and promoting women to positions of power.

Paul Pogba is at home with sportswear, streetwear and haute couture. Tottenham’s Son Heung-min has his own clothing line. For these players, fashion matters.

National teams have their new kits ready for soccer’s Qatar 2022 World Cup. From Brazil to Argentina and Switzerland, which teams have the best (and worst) outfits?

In this deep dive into the fraught relationship between fashion and politics, we examine moments in history where sartorial choices were used to make political statements.

Gucci has been at the forefront of high fashion’s integration with hip hop. Now, as other brands increasingly work with rappers in lucrative collaborations, the two industries are linked more than ever.

Moustaches appear to be back in vogue, worn by Miles Teller’s character in Top Gun: Maverick and Chris Evans’ baddie in The Gray Man, and by sportsmen from the NFL, the NHL and PGA.

Soccer shirts, jeans and Adidas sneakers – these are the core tenets of blokecore, a fashion look sweeping TikTok and other social media. It is not, however, a new look.

Announced seven years ago, Stray is finally available to play, and the wait was worth it. Navigate the perils of a dystopian Hong Kong, talk to robots or just goof around being a cat – this game is a delight.


Nike and Adidas have gone all guns blazing into high-fashion collaborations with brands including Gucci, Jacquemus, Balenciaga, Prada and Louis Vuitton, but is it already too much?

March 26 is Air Max Day – the day sneakerheads celebrate Nike’s most famous sports shoe line. This year sees the anniversary of the original Air Max 1, the Air Max 97 and the groundbreaking Nike Air Vapormax.

As the AF1 turns 40 we look at the history of the much-loved shoe, from its early NBA days to being a favourite of US rappers to falling in with fashion icons like Victoria Beckham.

China’s Winter Olympics team deserve a gold medal for their Anta uniforms, Team USA will be relaxing in Kim Kardashian’s Skims, and Sweden’s Uniqlo kit is the one we’re most likely to be seen wearing after the Games.

The best Year of the Tiger sneakers to invest your money in – 30 pairs from brands including Nike, Adidas, Dior, Balenciaga, Gucci, Alexander McQueen, New Balance and Onitsuka.

The co-founders of online shoe store Sneaker Surge explain how business is booming, their unique edge and why they owe some of their success to Chance… the Rapper.

From ‘the world’s worst video game’ to Stray, an upcoming title where you play as a cybercity-prowling cat, here are some of the many games set in or inspired by Hong Kong.


Nike cancelled its Travis Scott collaboration, 666 pairs of ‘Satan Shoes’ were sold, and Yeezys auctioned for US$1.8 million – here are the top 10 sneaker stories of 2021.

League follows Manchester United with ‘NBA DreamCourts Preview Centres’ with Chinese real estate firm Harves despite ongoing issues keeping games off screens.

‘Your existence is the greatest significance of our persistence,’ club tells supporters in Weibo post, but no guarantee they will return with Chinese Super League.