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Monday, December 18, 2017

Jordan Brand Commemorates “Be Like Mike” Collection With Friends & Family Promo Box

After weeks of scintillating previews and leaks of Jordan Brand’s official collaboration with Gatorade, it all culminates tomorrow as Air Jordan “Be Like Mike” collection officially hits stores. The Air Jordan 6 Retro, featuring a bold orange/green color-blocking reminiscent of the original “Carmine” colorway from the earliest ads, is joined by the Air Jordan 32 Low in an equally exciting colorway. Both pairs will hit Jordan Brand retailers worldwide and Nike SNKRS tomorrow, with $190 and $165 being the respective prices for the Retro and the performance model. As part of the celebration, Jordan Brand gifted their friends and family with this incredible promo box, which includes both shoes and a series of apparel and accessories that build up the thirst-quenching narrative. See the entire package after the jump.

Ronnie Fieg Gifts Exclusive KITH x Nike LeBron 15 to His Old High School

Following the reveal of his collaborative KITH x Nike LeBron 15, Ronnie Fieg hosted a special event at his former school and longtime basketball powerhouse Benjamin N. Cardozo High School in Queens to commemorate the release. With the emphasis on James, Fieg debuted a mini-documentary with Nike showcasing LeBron’s already legendary career with help from many of the people in the superstar’s life delivering unrivaled insight. The private screening was accompanied by 40 exclusive on-court editions of the upcoming KITH x Nike LeBron 15. This special iteration sees navy applied to the silhouette’s “Battle-Knit” upper, along with a gold Riri zipper down the middle. Take a look at what went down at Ronnie’s charitable event after the jump.

Vetements S/S 2018 Footwear Collection

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Teased earlier this summer, luxury label Vetements previously hit up Instagram revealing a set of images for its Spring/Summer 2018 Footwear collection. The activewear-influenced range featured its collaborative sock trainer with Reebok, in addition to a host of familiar silhouettes, one being a Stan Smith-like sneaker with the Vetements name punctured all throughout the leather-constructed upper.The Demna Gvasalia-led label once again unveiled another image via Instagram showcasing another version of that same adidas Originals-style runner, this time with tonal red branding hitting the heel area. According to the social media post, the imprint’s upcoming spring/summer collection will soon arrive at MATCHESFASHION.COM. Stay tuned for future updates.

New Balance 1500 “CMYK”

Here's a first look at the New Balance M1500CPK, appropriately dubbed the 1500 “CMYK". Having last saw the 1500 silhouette in the luxe “Modern Gentlemen” pack, this version applies a more elementary approach to its theme. Featuring a black suede and textile construction with white underlays, this pair sees “CMYK” primary hues: cyan, magenta and yellow, along with secondaries like green and red at the heel counter’s “1500” insignia and tongue text. The subtly vibrant sneaker is finished with New Balance’s proprietary ENCAP sole unit. The New Balance M1500CPK “CMYK” is currently listed as coming soon at 43einhalb, so stay tuned for release information.

Kanye West Premieres Retooled YEEZY 700 in White

Just a few days ago, Kanye West wore an unreleased pair of a slightly-retooled YEEZY 700 in black, and now, thanks to a meeting between West, Scooter Braun, Virgil Abloh and Skrillex and a shopping sesh with Matthew Williams it seems we have our first look at a white-colored version. In a shofie shared by Braun, the sneaker features a YEEZY 700 sole, but with a reworked upper in white, grey and taupe hues. Some outlets are dubbing it the 700 V2, while it could very well be an all-new 600 model, falling in between the 500 and 700 sneakers we’ve already seen. Take a look at the teasers below

ASICS Gel-Lyte "Rose Taupe"

Hot off the heels of re-releasing a high-contrast colorway for the GEL-LYTE’s 30th anniversary, ASICSTIGER now gives the classic silhouette a fully tonal “Rose Taupe” makeover. This GEL-LYTE model sees the dark pink hue cover the entire shoe from upper to outsole. A premium touch comes via a full suede leather upper (using a material that is less prone to damage than nubuck), some subtle textural contrast appears at the mesh textile detailing, while a signature GEL-LYTE midsole and durable rubber outsole offer ample cushioning and long-lasting comfort. You can pick up the ASICS TIGER GEL-LYTE MT in “Rose Taupe” at select retailers for a retail price of $188 USD

Nike Air Force 1 High "Vintage Green"

Following a three-way collab with atmos, SBTG and UNDONE, Nike‘s Air Force 1 High now gets hooked up in a retro “Vintage Green” colorway for the winter season. This version of the signature high-top model sports a tonal green synthetic suede upper and a popular gum sole for a classic color combo. Design elements such as the ankle strap, branded tongue tab and perforated toe vamp maintain the original AF1 High look. You can pick up the Nike Air Force 1 High “Vintage Green” at select Swoosh retailers for a retail price of $110 USD.

Gatorade x Air Jordan 1 Gets an Early Release From Foot Locker's New Hollywood Location

To celebrate the opening of its new Hollywood location, Foot Locker recently released the Gatorade x Air Jordan 1 early. Released well ahead of the official drop date for the capsule, customers have the opportunity to purchase all four colors from the collection and receive a Jordan Brand Gatorade bottle or towel. Head over to Foot Locker’s new Hollywood location for a chance to get your hands on the Gatorade x Air Jordan 1 early and an assortment of Jordan restocks. An official wide release for the Gatorade x Air Jordan 1 is scheduled for December 26, while the “Be Like Mike” Jordan 6 will drop December 30. For more Jordan Brand news, take a closer look at the Gatorade x Air Jordan 6 “Like Mike.”

Friday, December 15, 2017

KITH x Nike LeBron 15 Strap "Floral"

LeBron James arrives at Quicken Loans Arena rocking a new colorway of the Kith x Nike LeBron 15 Strap in Black with Gold Floral. While having a Black-based upper, this Nike LeBron 15 includes matching Black straps that includes the phrase “Long Live The King” in Gold, along with floral embroidery. A matte Black rubber sole completes the sleek design. No release information has been provided, but you can get a better look at the Kith x Nike LeBron 15 Strap in Black below.

Teacher Gives Student His First Pair of Air Jordans

A generous teacher earned a nod from Jordan Brand after hooking a student up with a free pair of sneakers. The moment, in which math teacher Kyree Bethel at Goldsboro High School in Goldsboro, North Carolina, handed over a pair of Jordan 13s, was captured in the video above. "It was unreal. It leaves you speechless," Bethel said, describing the moment to the school's newspaper, the GHS Pride.