Created by minority owner, hip hop icon and Brooklyn native Jay-Z, the new primary logo retains the shield from its previous iteration, and adds the Brooklyn 'B' to the basketball that has been part of every logo since the franchise's 1967 inception as the Americans. The logo is also inspired by the Brooklyn Dodgers, who used a similar lettermark on their logo and caps. Brooklyn is also spelled out below. According to Nets.com, Nets CEO Brett Yormark called this "the new badge for Brooklyn," and Jay-Z believes the design's boldness demonstrates confidence in the new direction.
Driven by its vintage look, the Nike Air Vortex arrives this summer in its true-to-form suede and nylon build. This collection of five utilizes a variety of bright hues that range from magenta to neon lime. In addition, this classically styled lightweight sneaker also employs a full-length foam midsole and rubber waffle outsole for optimum comfort.
Perfect for the spring, the classic Air Max 1 runner arrives dressed in a combination of yellow and orange hues. Mesh and canvas build them up, maintaining that classic Air Max 1 feel which we all love. Melon crush and white combine throughout the upper, while yellow diamond hits the heel and overlays. Hot peach completes the look, taking care of the Swoosh, liner and laces.
The Air Jordan 1 “Olympic” Pack is seen for the first time today. A white-based colorway draws comparisons to the Air Jordan 6 from the “Gold Medal” Pack, while a black pair sports flag inspired paneling.
Sneaker customizer Mache has had a hell of a run in 2012, particularly with shoes he's worked on inspired by the "NERF" Nike Zoom KD IV. The popular style has already been applied to the Kobe VII and LeBron 9, which was also produced in an "Un-NERF" version. Now, Mache has chosen another LeBron silhouette for a NERF makeover.
The Air Jordan 4 is enjoying its 23rd Anniversary in 2012, with retro releases scheduled throughout the remainder of the year. In addition to several original looks, there will also be new colorways introduced to the lineup, including the "Cavs" retro set for next month. Recently hitting the auction block is this never-before-seen red-based sample, which may end up leaving collectors seeking a release.
This custom Nike Dunk Low ’What the Sekure?’ done by Australia's Sekure D, combines a huge variety of D’s handiwork into one design whose cohesion is a testament to the artist’s eye for arrangement, and they’ll be available from his e-store starting this Monday.
Sneaks Up Sole Search 2012 is set to kick off today, April 29th (2PM to 7 PM) in San Antonio, Texas. In addition to live performances and some of the most diverse sneaker collections on display, the event will also have a multitude of raffles. One of the shoes being raffled is the Nike Air 180 “Sole Search” Black/Metallic Gold.
Sneaker-Con kicks off this summer season by making its first stop in Chicago on May 19th, 2012. The buy, sell and trade sneaker event will invite some of the city’s most popular brands, vendors, and collectors. The gala will take place at Windy City Field House (2367 West Logan Blvd.) from 12PM to 7PM.
Looking to lead their teams to the top of the basketball world, the Jordan Brand's signature athletes will rock special never before seen colorways of their respective kicks as the NBA Playoffs are scheduled to kick off this weekend. Chris Paul will lace up eye-catching Clippers-inspired colorways of the CP3.V, while Carmelo Anthony will look to prove the Knicks are contenders in the Melo M8. Dwyane Wade will hit the court for the Heat in the recently unveiled Fly Wade II EV, which features a lighter build and improved performance aspects to help DWade lead his Heat deep into the playoffs this season.
As part of Nike Basketball's Elite Series launch this weekend, Nike Vault at LA's Staples Center will be releasing this special pack consisting of each Elite Series shoe in the black-based "Away" colorway. The Kobe VII, LeBron 9 P.S. and Hyperdunk are packaged in a custom triple-tiered box with a graphic of the respective shoes on each pull-out drawer.
With footprints in football, the Nike Air Max Flyposite goes from the gridiron to the streets. Foamposite technology drapes the mudguard and ankle, while Air Max cushioning replaces the once cleated base.
The Shadow 5000 has always been a staple running shoe for Saucony. This summer, Solebox unveils its own collection of three for sneakerheads to enjoy. All three pairs utilize grey mesh bases, while adding accent tones of neon green, purple, and orange. This set also displays tonal black tongue tags and the Solebox written in pink across the footbed.
The Vans Custom Culture 2012 Design Contest has given high school students across the country an opportunity to be creative. Now, they’re asking you to narrow down the field of 50 to the best 5 pairs. To see the kicks and make your picks, vote here.
Gourmet Kickz serves up another ‘Galaxy’ Inspired Lebron 9, We have definitely been on an endless voyage of “Galaxy” customs. The latest to receive this space-out treatment is the renowned Nike LeBron 9 Foamposite model. The shoe features a glow-in-the-dark sole along with a Galaxy-themed Foamposite motif.
Today, John Wall’s signature series continues to please collectors, as the Reebok Zig Encore “Stay Fresh” is officially unveiled. This pair celebrates one of Wall’s favorite shows, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, by featuring shades of fluorescent green, pink, blue, and yellow. Check out additional angles of this eye-catching pair below. Only 148 pairs will be available at select Footlockers across the nation.
Nike has taken steps to help eliminate the chaos that has somewhat plagued their recent major releases. The first step they took was setting up a Twitter RSVP System for launches at their physical NikeTown locations. The system allows people to reserve a pair of newly released sneakers at their preferred NikeTown via online registration. Now, for those who like to do their shopping online, Nike has announced a change to their NikeStore.com release policy as well.
Two styles of the Dunk High were hit the denim-based look, each utilizing impressive color schemes for the warm months ahead. A clean combination of grey and green handles the first pair in the pack, utilizing grey denim throughout the heel and midfoot, leather filling the toe area and a white Dunk sole down below. The second pair is hit with a natural-toned look, combining khaki denim, olive leather and red laces to come to life.