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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Nike To Sell Shoes Directly On Amazon?!?!

Nike is set to join in on the e-commerce giant known as Amazon.com by selling products directly to consumers. Part of this decision to give Nike more control over the product that is sold on the platform, which consists of a lot of counterfeit products from overseas. Brands that work directly with Amazon can point out fakes and have them removed from the site. Nike’s decision is great for their business for obvious reasons, but hurts their footwear retail partners such as Foot Locker and Finish Line; in fact, both companies stocks plunged after Nike’s deal with Amazon became known. Will we start to see exclusive Jordan and Nike products on the site?

Amazon reportedly to sell Nike shoes directly via brand registry

t's unclear how much more Nike merchandise might ultimately flow through Amazon, but the prospect of a special relationship between the two companies sent shoe-retailer stocks tumbling. Share story Amazon.com will begin selling Nike shoes directly through a brand-registry program designed to keep counterfeit goods off the site, according to a person familiar with the situation.

Nike Basketball Announces 2017 Rookie Class

The annual NBA Draft is like a ripple in the hoops timeline, birthing new and promising scenarios for most of the NBA teams. This year, more so than any other year, seems to be sending off an even more immediate effect as we’ve already seen Boston trade away the first overall pick, while reports of other teams desperately trying to move up in the draft have tomorrow’s Draft completely uncertain. While we still don’t know what teams these future stars will play for, it’s been confirmed that Markelle Fultz, De’Aaron Fox, Malik Monk, Bam Adebayo, Jayson Tatum, Harry Giles, and Jonathan Isaac will all be part of Team Nike moving forward.

Nike Air More Uptempo "UNC"

Nike Sportswear brings back these iconic golden-age 90's hoops models, the brand have a tendency to overdue the nostalgia factor and give us some unnecessary new colorways. Sure, there have been a couple of misses like iridescent women’s exclusive, but scroll through the tag and you’ll notice the countless brand new Air More Uptempo creations that are straight fire. The same can be said about this upcoming Nike Air More Uptempo UNC, a colorway that combines the Tar Heels’ signature Carolina Blue with White ‘AIR’ side panel branding for a standout look.

Air Jordan 1 High Retro OG "Quai 54"

Mismatched accents on the Jordan 1 is nothing new. We’ve seen the look with the Lance Mountain Nike SB collaboration from a few years back and now it looks like this year’s Jordan 1 Quai 54 will get a similar treatment featuring Parisian hints of royal blue and red. The annual Paris streetball tournament grows in popularity by the year, and for the past few installments, Nike Basketball and Jordan Brand have teamed up for exclusive releases featuring the Quai 54 logo in unique colorways. This Jordan 1 Quai 54 utilizes a simple yet premium black suede throughout with the left foot donning royal as the majority accent shade (expect for the Quai 54 logo on the tongue) and the right contrasting with red accents. The pair is rumored for a July 8th release.

Under Armour Signs a New Kind of Endorser

Under Armour's latest signee isn't one of the prospective lottery picks in this week's NBA draft, but it is someone who'll be talking about them. The brand just announced a five-year partnership with ESPN analyst Jay Bilas. A company that's admitted its need to become cooler, younger, and "more fashion," Under Armour will be outfitting the 53-year-old television personality "head-to-toe in the brand’s innovative footwear and apparel."

The athlete endorsements that are turning Under Armour into Nike's strongest competitor

This week, Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry has a shot at winning the NBA championship. As the face of Under Armour, Curry would not only achieve a milestone in his career, he'd be giving Under Armour another massive credibility boost.

Alltimers x Vans Old Skool Pro Skate Collection

The Vans Old Skool has long been a skateboarding classic, but this summer, the silhouette is getting made over for the space age in collaboration with Alltimers. Coming in two colorways: blue/yellow and white/blue, the Alltimers x Vans Old Skool Pro Skate features a mesh upper, accented with cotton webbing and reflective piping. Inspired by a fictitious alien invasion and take over of planet Earth, the bold and futuristic design resembles laser beams. A unique ghillie lacing system and Ultracush HD insoles with co-branded logos complete the modern look. The Alltimers x Vans Old Skool Pro Skate Collection is scheduled to release globally on June 24th at Vans, Alltimers and other select retailers.

First Look: Nike Air Foamposite One PRM "Abalone"

The Nike Air Foamposite One PRM "Abalone" features a multicolor iridescent upper designed to mimic an Abalone sea snail's shell. The rendering suggests traditional icy translucent outsoles, black carbon fiber midfoot shanks and black sock liners. Teal accents on the Penny logo and Nike Swoosh complete the bold design. The Nike Air Foamposite One PRM "Abalone" is expected to release in Spring 2018.

Nike Air Foamposite One PRM "Abalone"
Release Date: Spring 2018
Color: Multicolor
Style #: 575420-009
Price: $250

Reebok Just Signed Another Rapper to a Partnership

Reebok has added another rapper to its lineup of musicians, with Ohio's Machine Gun Kelly entering into a partnership with the sportswear brand. MGK joins the likes of other Reebok Classics-affiliated artists Future, Kendrick Lamar, and Teyana Taylor. Kelly will join the Reebok team as the spokesperson for a campaign surrounding its retro Club C sneaker. To hear the rapper tell it, the simplicity of the Club C's design is what drew him to it. The Cleveland native said that this is certainly not something that he ever expected would happen to him. He always felt that he could make it in the rap game, but thought a partnership with a major shoe brand like Reebok would be unattainable. Kelly has always repped heavily for his hometown, and hopes this partnership can be yet another accomplishment to inspire his city.

Two New Nike Air Max Models Set To Release for Air Max Day 2018

First pictures of the Nike Air Max 270 have leaked on the internet. “Adding up” the elements of the Air Max 90 and Air Max 180, the Air Max 270 is reportedly making its debut during Air Max Day 2018. The white and blue silhouette features an exaggerated Air Max bubble on the heel, slip-on construction with breathable mesh uppers, Hyperfuse detailing on the mudguard and toe, light blue Swoosh logo on the side panel, “Air 270″ branding on the tongue and ankle, and a light foam forefoot.

Jordan Brand Jumpman Pro "Black/White"

Having made a comeback earlier this year, the Jordan Jumpman Pro has reappeared once again to add a fourth colorway to its ranks. Following on from January’s “Cool Grey,” “Cement” and the resurgent retro “Bred.” Combining pebbled leather and nubuck, this newest version goes full-on classic in a “Black/White” color scheme, giving the versatile monochromatic sneaker a premium feel. Featuring a black upper, embroidered contrast Jumpman logo to the collar, white branding to the heel and tongue tabs, and a white outsole positioned beneath a Zoom Air unit, the Jordan Jumpman Pro in “Black/White” is available now from selected Jordan Brand retailers, from $140 USD.