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Monday, October 31, 2016

Nike Air Presto Low "Utility Pack"

Nike has released its full winter-ready collection of the Air Presto Utility Low. The pack sees the versatile shoe dressed up in three different colorways: a green “Winter Moss”, a mid-grey “Foggy Winter”, and deep-grey “Dark Winter.” Each pair features a much thicker composition than the mesh Presto and is made using waterproofed neoprene materials. They’ll certainly give you enough protection in the fall cold and rain, but taking them through the snow and ice in winter might be a step too far. The Swoosh has been pushing the Air Presto silhouette hard this fall, releasing this military-inspired Mid last week as well as this bright and colorful collab with BEAMS. Check out its latest offering after the jump.

adidas D. Lillard 3 "Portland Trailblazers"

Dame Lillard has begun this season in last year's D. Lillard 2's, it looks like he will be transitioning into his new sneaker, the adidas D Lillard 3, very soon. Similar to Dame's current sneaker, the D. Lillard 3 features a mid-cut upper with a Primeknit construction. And although adidas has yet to confirm the cushioning setup, the midsole on the sneaker is very similar to the adidas AlphaBounce and it wouldn't be a stretch to assume that it would feature adidas Bounce, as the Lillard 2 does. The Portland Trailblazers "Home" colorway pictured here features a mix of white, black, and red with tributes to Oakland, Ogden, and Oregon, on the footbed.

Enzo Amore's Custom Air Jordans for WWE Hell in a Cell

WWE presented Hell in a Cell, it's was the most destructive pay-per-view event of the year. The show featured a triple-main event card highlighted by matches contested in a 20-foot tall steel cage. Last night sneakerhead Enzo Amore, who is tagged with Big Cass against The Club, Never one to play it subtle, Enzo hit the ring in a wild Air Jordan 6 custom by go-to artist Mache. The shoe features bright blue accents and overlays in Enzo's signature leopard print. Gold accents cap off the big event style for the self-proclaimed Jordan of Jargon. Check out the video clip below.

And you can't teach that. 🤘🏼@wweaallday21 #HIAC #jumpman23 #wwe

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Nike Air Force 1 Low "Pony Hair"

The iconic Nike silhouette receives a premium update just in time for winter. The Air Force 1 Low is reimagined in luxurious pony hair and black leather inspired by one of Australia’s native birds, the Gouldian finch. Taking hues from the rare rainbow-colored bird, the pair’s colorway runs from red to bright blue, gracing us with the boldest Air Force 1 to date. The vibrant pair is available now at select Nike retailers overseas, while a stateside release is imminent. Look to purchase the kicks at select retailers.

Staeckler Creates a Fresh New Way to Store Your Sneakers

Staeckler has designed a smart way for sneaker lovers to store their beloved treasures. Made from sturdy ABS, each pack contains two hooks with adhesive pads, screws and wall anchors to securely display your pairs. Perfect for small apartments or for those wanting to showcase their collection, you can pick them up in packs of one, four, or 20. Available in white, grey, blue and orange, head over to Staeckler’s online shop to purchase for $12 USD a pair.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Fat Joe's New Sneaker Store UPNYC Set To Open Next Weekend

Before he opens the doors of his sneaker store UP NYC, rapper and sneaker legend Fat Joe chopped it up about his one-of-a-kind collection and what to expect from his shop with Rich Maze Lopez from Complex. Among the many topics covered by Joe was the story of how he got the incredibly rare "Metallic Silver" Mike Bibby Air Jordan 9 Low PE. If you're into entertaining sneaker stories, check out the video clip below.

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Meet the Billionaire Supplier Behind Nike, Uniqlo, adidas and PUMA

Improvements in the way footwear is made along with an increase in the popularity of sportswear have created an abundance of new opportunities for certain suppliers. Among those suppliers is Shenzhou International, one of China’s largest exporters of fabric and garments, and its chairman, Ma Jianrong. A former factory worker, Ma is currently worth an estimated $4.3 billion USD. Over the years, Shenzhou has quietly turned itself into the largest integrated knitwear maker in the world, think Flyknit, Primeknit, evoKnit, etc. Today, the company is responsible for significant percentages of big brands’ apparel as well: 12% of Nike, 12% of adidas, 14% of Uniqlo and 30% of PUMA. Sales in the first six months of the year increased by a quarter to exceed $1 billion. With such steady business, Shenzhou’s stock has grown by more than 40% in the past year.

The Billionaire Supplier To Nike, Uniqlo, Adidas And Puma

Former factory worker Ma Jianrong has built Shenzhou International Group into a knitwear giant.

First Look: Air Jordan 7 Retro DB "Alternate"

Nike Doernbecher Freestyle unveiling in Portland not only provided us with a first look at this year's sneaker collection, but a few unexpected gems as well. Among them, an ultra-rare pair of Air Jordans that was auctioned off for charity. In addition to a pair of Damien Phillips' Doernbecher Air Jordan 7 signed by Michael Jordan himself, an alternate version of the design limited to just two pairs was auctioned off to raise additional funds for the hospital. Together, the pairs fetched $46,000, a Doernbecher event record. The alternate version of Phillips' design sees the shoe reinterpreted in mostly black leather and suede. As of now, there are no plans to release additional pairs to the public.

adidas Football Celebrates Halloween with the "Unearthed" Collection

In accordance with the Halloween weekend’s spirit, adidas Football unveils the “Unearthed” pack. As previously announced, the collection includes the 2017 Freak x KEVLAR and the 2017 adizero 5-Star 6.0 x KEVLAR models, which are depicted above. Both silhouettes boast glow-in-the-dark skeleton styling for seasonal appropriation. The entire collection, which also includes gloves and arm sleeves, is now available at adidas.

Vans Sk8-Hi & Era Reissue "Tiger Camo"

Camouflage-covered sneakers aren’t going anywhere anytime soon and, like the Air Force 1 this month, the Sk8-Hi and Era are getting in on the action as Vans presents its latest pack of kicks. Opting for tiger camo specifically, the two designs employ the pattern in different ways. While the Sk8-Hi boldly applies the look to the majority of its upper, the Era instead sees the pattern on its lining alone while an olive drab exterior preserves the military-inspired vibe. Finished with black accents throughout, the Sk8-Hi and Era are available now from KITH for $70 USD and $55 USD, respectively.

Vans Sk8-Hi Reissue - Dark Navy / Tiger Camo

Sk8-Hi Reissue silhouette Canvas upper Tiger camo print Nubuck vamp Padded quilted collar Leather Vans stripe Vans vintage license plate heel branding Waffle outsole Style: VN0A2XSBM61 Color: Dark Navy / Tiger Camo Material: Canvas / Nubuck

Nike Air Huarache Ultra “Racer Blue"

Reinventing an innovative ‘90s classic, Nike’s Huarache Run Ultra Breathe has been specifically designed to stretch with your foot, boasting ultra-mesh uppers that give maximum airflow with minimum weight. The injected unit sole provides cushioning, finished with a durable rubber waffle outsole for the essential traction. The Racer blue edition is presented in an all blue upper. The new release pairs an all-blue aesthetic with a diamond mesh toe box, neoprene bootie and perforated leather overlays. Check out more photos of the all-new Huarache Racer after the jump.

Watch This Nike MAG Winner Unbox His New Kicks

After donating $50 to The Michael J. Fox Foundation during Nike’s recent MAG raffle, one lucky sneakerhead named Chris was selected as a winner. From the product run of 89 pairs, Chris received number 87, and Super Deluxe was there to capture the epic unboxing. In addition to a closer look at the Nike MAG, we also get an on-foot look at the auto-lacing sneakers, one pair of which was recently auctioned off for over $100,000.

Here’s What Brands Marathon Runners Are Wearing This Season

With major 26.2-mile races in Washington, D.C., New York City and Philadelphia coming up this fall, it’s safe to say we are in peak marathon season. According to Running USA, almost two million people ran a half-marathon in the U.S. last year, and more than a quarter of that ran a full. Although down from the previous year’s high, the market for running shoes is still showing no signs of slowing down. In 2015, Americans spent $3.2 billion on running shoes, according to the National Sporting Goods Association, up 40% since 2010. For hardcore runners, smaller brands are still at the forefront when it comes to performance. According to a recent Running USA survey, Brooks is the most recently purchased running shoe brand by serious runners (23%), followed by ASICS and Saucony, New Balance came in 5th, just behind Nike.

Reebok Question "Dress Code"

As Reebok continues to celebrate 20 years of Allen Iverson's Question sneaker, they'll next tell the story of the dress code. This colorway features varying materials, such as denim, suede, mesh and leather, likely representing the baggy jeans, Timberland boots and leather accessories that were often part of Iverson's day-to-day looks. A banned logo on the heels drives the theme home. The "Dress Code" Question releases next Friday, Nov. 4th, and those with smaller feet can grab the youth version at select retailers. Check out more detailed photos after the jump.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High GG "Rio Teal"

Even though the Air Jordan 1 originally launched far before their time, kids are getting a new exclusive colorway this month. This modernized take on the classic silhouette sees black full-grain leather paired with Rio Teal mesh on the upper, the latter working the toebox, tongue and collar. Metallic Gold fills branding hits to cap off the look. Kids and those who wear smaller sizes can grab the "Rio Teal" Air Jordan 1 now at retailers like Sneaker Politics.

ASICS GEL-Kayano "Borealis"

ASICS continues to rework its iconic silhouettes with Northern Lights-inspired colorways, following its GEL-Lyte V “Borealis” released earlier this month. Now, the GEL-Kayano gets redone as a part of the thematic pack, but with a much bolder and splashier look. A bright violet hue embraces most of the upper, with tonal variations hitting the stripes on the side, midsole and heel. The mesh and suede overlays provide support as well as flexibility to the classic running shoe. Take a closer look at the ASICS GEL-Kayano “Borealis” after the jump and purchase a pair at retailers like Afew now.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG "Storm Blue"

It seems that the Air Jordan 1 silhouette has taken over a good portion of 2016 and an upcoming drop of an original colorway may solidify it as the “year of the 1.” Turning the clock back to 1985, the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Storm Blue” will be making a comeback just in time for the holiday season. Luckily for those who have smaller-sized feet, GS sizing of the forthcoming Air Jordan 1 will be available at European retailers on November 1st with adult sizing to follow on December 23rd.

adidas Originals EQT Support '93 "Winter Wool"

adidas brought its reflective XENO look to the EQT Support ’93 and now the early ’90s runner is getting yet another bold makeover. This time around it’s a “Winter Wool” edition of the kicks. As the name suggests, the winterized runner comes decked out in wool construction for the season at hand, coupling a predominately grey look with premium leather throughout while maintaining the old school design’s aesthetic. The EQT Support ’93 “Winter Wool” is set to hit select adidas Originals spots come November 5th for $140 USD.

DJ Khaled Surprises the Big-Hearted Texas Student Who Gave His Teacher Air Jordan 12s

This past September, a student named Hector Montez of Coronado High School in Lubbock, Texas surprised his teacher with a pair of the Air Jordan 12 “Taxi.” A few days later, Nike sent the young man a pair of twelves in a “Gym Red” colorway to repay Montez’s heartwarming gesture. Apparently, the student’s good karma keeps on flowing. Recently, DJ Khaled invited Montez to a personal shopping experience at his exclusive Champs Sports store in Miami, Florida. Not to mention, the renowned producer signed a deep black pair of the Nike Air Flight Huarache Low, which he gave to the generous scholar. The viral star also had the opportunity to meet Antonio Brown, wide receiver of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Watch the major key surprise below.

Blessed! I got the keys to @djkhaled private @champssports store AND hung out with @ab!

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Fear of God Military Sneaker Tonal Colorways

Jerry Lorenzo is back at it again with some exciting news. The Fear of God designer took to Instagram to release preview photos of a few upcoming colorways of his highly-coveted footwear. Same silhouette, but in different tones where premium materials are used to make everything sleek and extra streamlined. Lorenzo even divulges that he switched to a new factory where they do leathers, eyelets and laces all in the same color. That pretty much sums up the man’s dedication to quality and design. These will surely be an exciting drop when it happens. No word yet on an official launch, but check us out regularly for any developments.

Nike Unveils the 2016 Doernbecher Freestyle Collection

Since launching its fundraising partnership with Portland’s OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in 2004, Nike has helped raise $14 million for the institution. Maintaining their collaborative efforts, the Swoosh now reveals the new Doernbecher Freestyle Collection for 2016. This time around, the six young Doernbecher Hospital patients chosen are Andy, Braylin, Chase, Chehayla, Corwin and Damien. “What’s most amazing for me is that when I look at the shoes and apparel, I can see the individual kids and their personalities in the product. Each piece is so true, so authentic, to the kids that they begin to be known to the consumer by the patient-designer’s name,” explains Michael Doherty, Nike’s Creative Director of Global Brand Presentation. You can check out the six new shoes from the Doernbecher Freestyle Collection above and read up on the specific stories behind the shoes here. Nike’s own explanations for the range can also be seen on its official website.

Nike Presto x Pendleton Fabric Collaboration

Dropping next week, a vivid update on the Nike Presto, described as the T-shirt for your feet, features fabric by U.S. woolen mill Pendleton. A graphic Navajo pattern inspired by the peaks of Spider Rock in Arizona’s Canyon de Chelly National Park combined with a woven finish has resulted in a tactile take on the Presto silhouette. For more information on the Pendleton update visit the Nike website.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Under Armour Primo Lifestyle Shoe

Under Armour is ready to dive into the lifestyle sector of hoops-inspired footwear with the Primo. The shoes, which are clearly based off the Curry 1, features a premium blend of leather and waxed canvas on the upper with the only bit of UA branding appearing on the molded heel. Three colorways will be available at $150 USD a piece, black/white, black/gum, and grey/white. Look out for the Under Armour Primo exclusively at sneaker boutiques nationwide.

Russell Westbrook Does What He Wants in New Jordan Commercial

Promoting the Jordan Westbrook 0.2, Westbrook and several extras are seen dancing to Lil Uzi Vert's "Do What I Want." The use of the song, which features the repeated hook, "Now I do what I want," doesn't appear to be a coincidence. Sure, it could be pegged to Westbrook's unique personality and sense of style, but it does seem to also address his newfound freedom in OKC.

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The @RussWest44 0.2 step. https://t.co/5bmV3qRyT7

adidas alphaBOUNCE "Beige"

Here we get a look at an upcoming colorway of adidas’s new alphaBOUNCE sneaker. This time around we find the unique runner done up in a fall-perfect “Beige” color option. The brand’s patented ForgedMESH and alphaBOUNCE technologies come together on the runner, as the pair is overall noticeably lightweight and breathable. The beige and oatmeal color combination throughout the upper is in turn here contrasted underneath by an off-white midsole.

Nike Air Presto Flyknit "Uncaged Anarchy"

Rudnes Customs and Throwback Sneakers have combined their skills for their latest project. Taking inspiration from a famous Japanese Nike fan site, the Nike Air Presto Flyknit “Uncaged Anarchy” sees bold branding mixed with modern trends. The all-white Presto features a customized Swoosh graphic inspired by the Anarchy custom MA-1 bombers that were popular a few seasons ago. Unlike most customs, there will be close to 40 pairs available to purchase. To get a chance to cop, head over to Throwback Sneakers’ website for more information.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Kolorblind Sneaker Consignment Shop Responds To Backlash On Reddit Over Alleged Fake Yeezys

Earlier today I ran a story from reddit about a customer who claimed to have purchased counterfeit Yeezy Boost 350 shoes from sneaker consignment shop kolorblind in San Diego. The customer, Redditor intensetrash26, claims to have purchased counterfeits and was not offered a full refund. The consignment shop went on delete a photo they had posted of the customer while blocking him as well as deleting comments made by others in support. kolorblind reached out to us for their side of the story; the customer purchased the shoes brand new on September 11th, 2016 and 38 days later, called the store claiming the shoes were counterfeit. The shop owner responded immediately and invited him to the store on Monday to get things sorted out. Check out the full statement from the consignment shop after the jump

DJ Khaled Previews the Next Air Jordan Collaboration

Hats off to DJ Khaled, the leveled-up entertainer who managed to become a global icon over the past two years off the strength of his Snapchat channel. He's parlayed that status into more exclusive shoes than ever, with his Jordan Brand connection running particularly deep. So deep, in fact, that he already has a pair of the Trophy Room x Air Jordan 16. DJ Khaled showed off the sneakers on his Snapchat last night, and Instagram today, confirming the Nov. 5th release date despite Trophy Room proprietor Marcus Jordan seeming unsure lately if the shoes were going to release on that day after all. Jordan also posted the below video with Khaled and the shoes.

Marcus Jordan on Twitter

11/5🔑🏆‼️ If you haven't seen the @TrophyRoomStore IG story, check out the BTS footage before it's gone📽🏆‼️ #TROPHYROOM #XVI #BLEUFRANÇAIS https://t.co/mKdZkKzuxo

Sneaker Consignment Shop Sells Fake Yeezys And Refuses To Refund Money

Being able to trust the source of your sneaker purchases is absolutely huge, especially when dropping copious amounts of cash. One of the more coveted items is the Yeezy Boost 350, and sadly counterfeits of this sneaker run rampant throughout the secondary market. Redditor intensetrash26 purchased a pre-owned pair of the Turtle Doves from sneaker consignment shop kolorblind in San Diego for $1,700, and unfortunately they turned out to be counterfeit. While it’s understandable for a pair of fakes to slip under the radar, what’s not acceptable is the shop refusing to refund the customer. He says he was offered $1,000 in store credit, but he rightfully refused that offer. kolorblind has since blocked the customer on social media and has not made any further attempts to rectify the situation.

Nike Air Foamposite Pro "Silver Surfer" 2017

Foamposites will make a big return splash this Black Friday with the release of the “Dr. Doom” colorway that originated in 2006. However, there are greater plans in store for this silhouette in 1997 as both the Foamposite One and Pro will celebrate its 20th Anniversary next year, and what’s already in store is this dope silver carbon fiber version of the shoe that features a chromed-out Swoosh. These are already being dubbed the “Silver Surfer” to keep the silhouette under the Marvel umbrella, but “carbon fiber” looks to be a better option as this material has already been adorned in carbon fiber before. Check out more photos after the jump.

Distinct Life x Reebok Bolton Collaboration

Burn Rubber and Distinct Life's Rick Williams is rounding out his "Distinct Views" Reebok collection with a fourth and final installment. Here, a photograph of Tokyo taken by Ta-Ku serves as the inspiration for a black-based Reebok Bolton. The sneaker's upper features a mix of black suede and leather, while the hits of color on the sole represent Tokyo's lively metropolis. This Distinct Life x Reebok Bolton will be available on Nov. 3rd from select retailers including Burn Rubber.

David Stern Asked for an Autographed Pair of Jordans After Banning the Sneakers

While the NBA was famously against Michael Jordan's black and red sneakers in the 1980s, its policies birthing the myth of the "Banned" Air Jordan 1, that didn't stop its execs from trying to grab pairs of the shoes. In an interview with The Score 1260 on Wednesday, sportswriter Roland Lazenby told a story about then-commissioner David Stern asking a Nike employee for a hookup on the shoes. According to Lazenby, the Nike employee in question was in New York to meet with Stern about the banning of the shoes when the commissioner put in the request. "As the Nike official was leaving Stern said, "Look, I'm sorry I had to ban the shoe but could you get Michael to sign a pair for my son?" Lazenby recounted.

DQM x Vans Quilted Sk8-Hi MTE DX

New York boutique DQM reinforces its synergy with Vans in the form of a newly upgraded Sk8-Hi MTE. The collaborative sneaker features a deconstructed build and a quilted tongue. Built with premium weatherproof leather, the monochromatic silhouettes are equipped with a nylon pull tab and a heat-retention layer between the sockliner and outsole. Compounded with a padded collar, heel counters and a vulcanized lug outsole for maximum traction, this makes for a serious, winter-ready shoe. Available in Navy and British Khaki, the DQM x Vans Quilted Sk8-Hi MTE DX drops October 27th at DQM’s webstore and in store at The General in New York City.

NikeLab Air Force 1 2016 Fall Collection

NikeLab turns to the iconic Air Force 1 silhouette once again for its latest release. Both the mid-cut and low-cut variations of the classic sneaker are wrapped in premium tonal leather across their respective uppers, while a crisp white midsole provides a welcomed contrasting touch to the design. Available in fall-ready black, brown, in addition to a more striking powder blue alternative, pick up all six pairs at select Swoosh accounts starting October 27th. Prices are set at $150 USD for the Low and $165 USD for the Mid.

Offspring x adidas Originals "Britpack" Collaboration

Offspring is celebrating its 20th anniversary by releasing a slew of collaborations, the latest one with adidas Originals, which follows on from their NMD collab. This time they’ve re-configured three models, the Stan Smith, Climacool and Superstar. The latter has had a military boot influence, with a full leather upper, gunmetal shell toe and embossed stripes. The Stan Smith uses a crepe wedge sole and waxed canvas upper, taking inspiration from the military waxed parka that was popular during the 1990s. And finally there is the Climacool, which is inspired by adidas Track Tops and uses a gum outsole and nubuck lining. The collection launches on the 28th of October and will be available from Offspring’s website.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

NIKEiD Air Force 1 "Sager Strong"

Nike has joined forces with the SagerStrong Foundation, TNT/Bleacher Report, and Auction Cause to pay tribute to basketball telecast legend Craig Sager. His sharp commentary paired with his audacious on-screen apparel and passion for hoops has made Sager a favorite among NBA fans and players alike. Inspired by Craig’s iconic style and penchant for bold prints and colors on his impeccable suits, the NIKEiD team created this incredible Air Force 1 design built with paisley prints and vibrant tones to reflect Sager’s energy. Only 100 pairs will be available and will be auctioned off in the United States through Bleacher Report and Auction Cause, with a portion of the proceeds going toward the SagerStrong Foundation. Winners of each of the 100 unique auctions will get their Sager Strong shoes in approximately 30 days. Get a detailed look after the jump.

Nike Remembers "The Block" in LeBron Ad

Nike has already immortalized LeBron James' momentum-changing "The Block" moment in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals with a new commercial. The spot isn't all about that massive defensive play, and instead is more generally about James' greatness and proving doubters wrong, but it does feature a scene toward the end that's a direct reference to it. The clip encourages viewers to "Come out of Nowhere like LeBron James," that call to action syncing up with talk of a career-changing play complete with a player in the LeBron Soldier 10, the same shoe worn by James in that game.

PUMA Platform Nappy Suede Elemental Pack

PUMA Brand was inspired to create their own elevated edition of the Suede. After debuting this summer, the women’s Suede Platform is ready to enter its second season of production this fall with these new nappy suede editions within the "Elemental Pack". The brushed suede uppers atop the thicker-than-usual midsole all go with the popular monochromatic treatment, featuring colorways in burgundy, black, and grey for appropriate fall color tones. The Suede Platform Elemental Pack is arriving now in Europe, so be on the lookout for it soon here in the US at select PUMA retailers.

Air Jordan 13 Retro "What Is Love" Pack

What is love? Those who are single and not involved in relationships can’t give you an answer. Jordan Brand is celebrating the upcoming Single’s Day on November 11th with an Air Jordan 13 Retro "What Is Love" Pack for men and girls, the men in a red colorway with a "wear-away upper (think the Wings 12s) and the girls in a light turquoise green. Both are exclusive to Asia and thusly will be tough to track down if you’re out the area. Get a detailed look after the jump.

adidas Says No Yeezys Releasing This Week

According to adidas Originals, there are no Yeezy Boost launches planned for this week. The brand took to Twitter on Monday morning to clear up the rumors regarding the release of the black/white Yeezy 350 Boost V2. The latest in rumors suggests that the sneaker is now launching on Nov. 5th, a date that was previously attached to the shoe, but adidas has confirmed nothing yet. What's more, release dates on Yeezy's tend to shift quite a bit, so readers shouldn't make any definite plans around purchasing the shoes just yet.

adidas Originals on Twitter

@CoachLake There are no plans for a #YEEZYBOOST release this week. Stay tuned to our social channels for news of future releases.

Watch Steph Curry Address Blown 3-1 Lead in Under Armour Ad

In case you've been out of the loop this past NBA season, the 73-9 Golden State Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the 2016 NBA Finals. It's a moment in NBA history that has been memorialized via memes all over the Internet. Well, Under Armour and reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry surely haven't forgotten. In a stirring ad for the new Under Armour Curry 3 called "Make That Old," the brand illustrates how Curry has been getting prepared for this upcoming NBA season with help from Bay Area basketball players. Check out the clip below.

Vans Sk8-Hi Fall/Winter 2016

Vans recently released premium iterations of its iconic Sk8-Hi silhouette for the Fall/Winter 2016 season. Focusing on premium materials, the latest iterations offer unique re-interpretations on the classic design. Some standout styles from the collection are the full-grain tan leather, cream leather and burgundy faux leather colorways that all play off the iconic shoe’s character. The latest range of premium Sk8-Hi are available now at select Vans retail locations and online.

Air Jordan 13 Retro "Black Cat"

Jordan Brand will be releasing a tonal all-black pair of Air Jordan 13, with the exception of a bright green jewel on the lateral heel to represent the eyes of a cat. Inspired by Michael Jordan’s alter ego of the Black Cat, the shoes represent the ferociousness, speed and stealth of the ultimate predator. So far no other play in the history of the game has come close to Jordan’s "Black Cat" instincts, making this pair a true dedication to the G.O.A.T. The Air Jordan 13 Retro "Black Cat" is set to release on January 21st for $190 USD.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Nike Announces the Air Max 95 "Pony Hair" Pack

The iconic Nike silhouette receives a premium update just in time for winter. The Air Max 95 is reimagined in luxurious pony hair and black leather, inspired by one of Australia’s native birds, the Gouldian finch. Taking hues from the rare rainbow-colored bird, the pair’s colorway runs from red to bright blue, gracing us with the boldest Air Max 95s to date. No release date has been set as of yet, but look for it to drop soon at select accounts

Friday, October 21, 2016

First Look: Air Jordan 4 Retro "Royalty"

Jordan Brand won’t stop at their Pinnacle Series when introducing the tried and true retro classic in the Air Jordan 4 to new colorways with a touch of luxury. This coming January 2017 the Jumpman will introduce the Air Jordan 4 “Royalty” to the world, a new look that pairs Black suede and nubuck together with Metallic Gold touches throughout.There’s no exact date for the Air Jordan 4 Royalty, but we do know that it will help kick off Jordan Brand’s retro catalog for the new year with a bang. The simple colorway pairs a black base with Metallic Gold on the Jumpman branding, while the tongue keeps the traditional ‘Flight’ work mark intact, from these early photos we can see that the heel branding gets updated with more of a pendant look. A white midsole and outsole combination adds a clean finish to the understated, luxurious aesthetic. Check out some teaser photos after the jump.

Release Reminder: SoleFly x Air Jordan XX3 "Florida Marlins"

SoleFly’s Air Jordan XX3 Marlins creation will be one of the most limited offerings in the Jumpman catalog this year, as only 1,500 pairs will be available worldwide. SoleFly’s Cutler Bay location will be stocking the Hyper Turquoise offering this Saturday, October 22nd at 11 AM EST so expect a huge line if you’re in the area. The release will be followed by online availability on Monday, October 24th at 11 AM EST on SoleFly.com. The SoleFly Air Jordan XX3 Marlins features an all Hyper Turquoise upper in honor of the old Florida Marlins uniforms before their recent Miami rebrand and celebrates their first World Series win back in 1997. The signature fingerprint motif found throughout the Air Jordan XX3 remains intact here, although it’s a bit camouflaged by the matching shade of turquoise throughout. Each pair is individually numbered with a unique tag on the inner tongue lining. The SoleFly x Air Jordan XX3 “Florida Marlins” will retail for $275 USD. Check out more detailed shots after the jump.

Reebok Introduces Groundbreaking New Liquid Factory

The engineers over at the Reebok Future team have created the groundbreaking Liquid Factory. The revolutionary technology process uses state-of-the-art software and robotic machinery to literally draw shoes in three dimensions. Specifically, the Liquid Drawing technique uses 3D drawing and a proprietary liquid material, created especially for Reebok BASF, to draw shoe components cleanly and precisely in 3D layers. The result is the new Liquid Speed sneaker, made without the use of traditional molds and offering more efficiency and speed. Liquid Speed is available now over at Reebok’s online store limited to 300 units.

ASICS GEL-Sight Returns With an All-White Colorway

The GEL-Sight was one of the standouts of this summer’s “Blush” pack from ASICS and now the retro runner is back, with a look that may be even cleaner than the aforementioned drop. Like the “Blush” release, these come with off-white hits to the heel stabilizer and GEL-cushioned midsole, but opt for a monochromatic upper of all-white premium leather and matching laces. The clean retro can be picked up now from spots like Feature.

Raf Simons Is Set to Debut His 2017 Fall/Winter Collection in NYC

The Council of Fashion Designers of America just announced that Raf Simons will be included in the forthcoming New York Fashion Week: Men’s lineup. This marks the first time the Belgian designer will debut his eponymous label in the Big Apple. “The CFDA is delighted to add Raf Simons to NYFW: Men’s,” said Steven Kolb, chief executive officer of the association. “Raf is one of the most influential designers on the international fashion stage. His creativity and energy are a welcome addition as we continue to grow this important platform for American menswear.”

Raf Simons to Show as Part of NYFW: Men's | News | CFDA

The lineup for the next New York Fashion Week: Men's, set for January 30-February 2, 2017, will feature a new name: Raf Simons. The Belgian designer will be showing his namesake collection in New York for the first time, with the venue to be announced at a later date.