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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Virgil Abloh Customizes OFF-WHITE x Air Jordan 1 for Michael Jordan

Virgil Abloh has been busy customizing his Air Jordan 1 design for his close friends and family, but his latest special order is without question the most significant one he’s producing. These new photos feature the designer marking up his AJ1 for the one and only Michael Jordan, with “23” and “45” added to the heel and a special message of thanks placed on the box.Unfortunately, a release date for the highly-anticipated OFF WHITE x Air Jordan 1 or any of the other Nike collaborations he’s worked on has yet to be revealed, but there’s no question that the hype continues to mount. Stay tuned for updates.

Nike PG 1 "White/Black-Ice Blue"

Where will Paul George end up playing next season? He informed the Indiana Pacers that he didn’t plan to sign an extension with the team and would like to go to the Los Angeles Lakers, but other teams like the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers hope to send some assets the Pacers way in order to secure the All-Star for a one-year rental and go from there. Signature shoes have always been rooted in a given player’s team affiliation and now even the Nike PG 1 doesn’t have any idea where PG13 could end up, as the latest colorway opts for a generic and refined White/Black-Ice Blue colorway perfect for literally any of the NBA’s 30 teams. There’s a Nike PG 1 “Chrome” on plenty of store’s release slates set for July 1st, 2017 and while this pair doesn’t have any outwardly Chrome features, there is a reflective silver 3M stripe on the heel tab, so we could be getting this pair sooner than expected. Check out more detailed shots, after the jump.

Air Jordan 2 Decon "Thunder Blue"

Reinterpreted for a whole new lifestyle vibe, the Air Jordan 2 Decon is ont of Jordan Brand’s most intriguing new offerings of the summer. After debuting in limited edition region-specific colorways in May, the simplified Air Jordan 2 built in suede is finally dropping in a few more options this July. The additional colorways include this version in Thunder Blue, featuring the smoky blue shade across the entire upper with a contrasting white sole. You can find these at Jordan Brand suppliers beginning July 15th.

Kvadrat x adidas Originals Stan Smith

adidas Originals collaborates with premium European textile manufacturers Kvadrat this summer for a premium new take on the Stan Smith. Presented in three colorways, the Scandinavian textile company lends their high quality fabric to the classic tennis shoe in a contemporary plaid print formed by detailed dots in contrasting geometric patterns. The fabric is featured in navy, burgundy, and light blue base layers with complementing tones for the polka-dotted patterns and leather heel tabs.The Kvadrat x adidas Originals Stan Smith is available July 6th at select retailers globally.

Charlotte Hornets Jersey With Jordan Jumpman Logo Leaks

As confirmed by a report in April, the Charlotte Hornets will be the only team in the NBA not wearing Nike jerseys for the 2017-18 season, the squad instead playing up Michael Jordan's ownership with Jumpman uniforms. While Nike's not yet unveiled those, a leak has surfaced on Twitter courtesy of Nice Kicks' Matt Halfhill. In a release from the Hornets posted in April, the team confirmed that these new jerseys would be available first at the re-opening of the Hornets Fan Shop in Charlotte, North Carolina. The team hasn't given a definitive date for when said shop will open, but construction is expected to finish in late September.

Matt Halfhill on Twitter

FIRST LOOK: The 2017 @hornets jerseys with the @jumpman23 logo

Sneaker Shopping w/ Ric Flair

WWE legend Ric Flair clearly hasn't slowed his spending habits too much in his days away from the ring. As a guest in the latest episode of Sneaker Shopping, the Nature Boy very casually shows up in a $158,000 outfit and proceeds to spend $1,500 on sneakers. Check it out below.

Under Armour CEO Says Nike Isn't Fighting Fair

Kevin Plank, the outspoken founder and CEO of Under Armour, took another shot at Nike over the weekend. During an interview on NBC's Today Show on Sunday, he briefly touched on his feelings towards his biggest competition in the sportswear market. "We're aware of them, we have great respect for them," Plank said. "What they do, they don't fight fair." Plank's criticism is somewhat hollow—when pressed for an elaboration on the response, he offers only that Nike has more money than he does and that "big companies do what big companies do."

Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank: My Company Is in an Unfair Fight With Nike

In this week's Sunday Sitdown, Willie Geist joins Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank inside his state-of-the-art innovation factory in Baltimore.

Cambodian Sneaker Factory Workers Suffer Mass Faintings

According to The Guardian, over the past year, more than 500 employees between four sneaker factories were hospitalized. The most serious episode was, taking place over three days in November, accounted for 360 workers collapsing. The garment industry employs nearly 600,000 workers, almost all of whom are females. The women who collapsed worked 10-hour work days, six days a week and reported feeling week. In addition to the strenuous hours, excessive temperatures inside the factories attributed to the faintings. In some instances, temperatures exceeded 37° Celsius, an equivalent to almost 99° Fahrenheit. Unlike neighboring Vietnam where temperatures aren't exceed 32° C (89.6° F) by law, Cambodia has no such regulations. Check out the entire article below.

Cambodian female workers in Nike, Asics and Puma factories suffer mass faintings

Women working in Cambodian factories supplying some of the world's best-known sportswear brands are suffering from repeated mass faintings linked to conditions. Over the past year more than 500 workers in four factories supplying to Nike, Puma, Asics and VF Corporation were hospitalised. The most serious episode, recorded over three days in November, saw 360 workers collapse.

Brad Hall Tests the Comfort Level of Each YEEZY V2 Sneaker

Internet sensation Brad Hall, aka Ben Kobold, has garnered quite the following with his stoic unboxing videos and footwear reviews. This time, Hall is back again with his latest intallment for his series How Comfortable Is This Shoe? The title of the series should say it all, but the sneakers in question? A couple of adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V2s. Watch as Hall tries to determine if the “Zebra” colorway is in fact more comfortable than the other YEEZY 350 V2s in his arsenal. Watch the full review below.

Jordan Brand Celebrates Russell Westbrook's MVP Win With the Air Jordan XXX1 "RW"

Russell Westbrook was just named MVP at the NBA Awards Ceremony. To honor him and his accomplishments, the Jordan Brand has just released an Air Jordan XXX1 “RW” shoe that features a heel and sock liner with illustrated graphics that highlight the point guard’s most memorable moments this season. Celebrate Westbrook’s achievements by purchasing the Air Jordan XXX1 “RW” shoes now for $185 USD over at Nike’s online store. Tees can also be purchased at the Jordan Brand website.

Monday, June 26, 2017

First Look: VLONE x Nike Vandal High

One of this weekend’s big sneaker topics was revelation of six different Air Force 1 High colorways created by A$AP Bari and VLONE for the label’s first runway show in Paris. Aside from the Air Force 1 High, Bari and NikeLab teamed up to create multiple iterations of the Vandal High as well, each featuring a black upper paired with its own unique color and the “Every Living Creative Dies Alone” embroidered onto the straps. While release information for the VLONE x Nike Vandal High haven’t been revealed, we do know that Nike released the Air Force 1 High in red/yellow yesterday exclusively in Paris. Release info for the remainder of the Air Force 1 High set hasn’t been revealed either, but the upcoming VLONE “Money Tour” that begins this July in London could mark some exclusive releases. More shots of the Vandals after the jump.

Nike NYC Office Headquarters

Nike may have been born in Oregon, but New York City is where much of the brand’s heritage was cultivated. From the historic basketball courts to the bustling shopping districts, Nike has left a major imprint in the Big Apple and will continue to make its mark deeper as it unveils a new World Headquarters in the heart of the city.Located on 855 6th Ave., this new 150,000 square foot, six-story office features an integrated design studio, several conference designed by Miniwiz, and, get this, a 4,000-square foot basketball court with seating for 400. Yes, Nike’s new office has a mini basketball arena insides its walls, where it will host local hoops leagues and also be for use for the Nike staff.

Was adidas Confirmed Hacked in China for the "Zebra" Yeezy Release?!?!

According to Twitter user TyrusL, the Adidas Confirmed app has been hacked in China, resulting in "two nerds" attempting to walk away with about 80 pairs of "Zebra" Adidas Yeezy Boost 350s between them. While trying to make an exit with their massive stock, the two individuals were apparently jumped and beaten, leaving pairs of sneakers all over the mall floor. The police were reportedly called in to escort the "nerds" out of the store. Check out the clip below.

TyrusL on Twitter

yeezy350zebra adidas Confirmed App been hacked in China maybe around world, two nerds got 80 pairs at one store in Shanghai and be beaten. https://t.co/N7lMxEIJEz

Jordan Brand Releases a Chicago Bulls-Inspired Air Jordan 31 Low "Away"

A Chicago Bulls “Home” version of the Air Jordan 31 Low is on the way and that will be joined with this “Away” version in all red. This colorway will be releasing at the end of the month, which pays tribute to the Chicago Bulls “Away” jersey. The new Air Jordan 31 Low is dominated by “Gym Red” on the Flyweave and textured leather upper along with subtle hits of “Action Red.” Tonal detailing is than seen on the tongue tag, laces, branding, midsole, and translucent outsole. Providing an additional pop is the elephant print texture which wraps the leather heel. The Air Jordan 31 Low Chicago “Away” will be available at select Jordan Brand stores and online on June 30th for $160 USD.

Friday, June 23, 2017

VLONE Is Livestreaming Its First Runway Show in Paris

In collaboration with global music/entertainment platform TIDAL and Sprint, the two companies have joined forces with A$AP Bari to livestream VLONE’s first fashion show in Paris, France. With this exclusive TIDAL livestream set for tomorrow, Friday, June 23rd, at 8:30 a.m. EDT/5:30 a.m. PDT, fans worldwide will enjoy front row access to VLONE‘s SS18 collection during Men’s Fashion Week. Those of you located in the United States who are Sprint customers and existing TIDAL members can tune in to Sprint.TIDAL.com to watch the show live.

Pharrell Wears Brand New adidas HMD HU That Reads “Breathe” & “Walk”

Pharrell Williams snapped a picture with Lil Uzi Vert to share on Instagram, which revealed him wearing a never-before-seen adidas NMD Human Race colorway. As of late, its been a tradition for Pharrell to tease upcoming Human Race releases. This particular adidas NMD sports a Royal Blue knitted upper with the words “BREATHE” and “WALK” printed in Yellow. There also appears to be a shade of Orange on the EVA insert overlay near the rear overlaying a White Boost midsole and Black rubber outsole. No word yet on a release date, but check out the full photo of Pharrell debuting his newest adidas NMD Human Race colorway below.

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Na-Kel Smith x adidas Matchcourt Slip Roses

adidas Skateboarding team member Na-kel Smith has worked with adidas Skateboarding last year to release the Matchcourt Mid and Matchcourt High. For 2017, Smith is back with a third iteration, this time its the adidas Matchcourt Slip Roses. The shoe features a Black suede and leather upper with Rose patches on the base. “A hello to darker tones, and maybe more of a ‘see you later’ to the roses, three roses represent ‘The Brand with The Three Stripes’. The roses also represent where I am at putting out shoes with adidas, a bit of a tally mark… The reason I didn’t blast the ‘NAK’ embroidery across the roses is because I want to make shoes for everyone.” – Na-kel Smith. Look for the Na-kel Smith x adidas Matchcourt Slip “Roses” to release on July 1st online and at select adidas Skateboarding retailers.

Nike SNKRS Debuts New Photo-Based Release Procedure With Momofuku Dunks

Tomorrow, Nike SNKRS will officially release the Nike SB Dunk High Pro “Momofuku”, but you won’t be able to purchase them with standard procedure. Nike is using augmented reality technology for this drop, which in short means that the shoes will be hidden in the app and can only be revealed when a specific image is viewed through the camera function on SNKRS.Nike’s official description states “When David Chang’s Fuku East Village menu, or an image of it, is viewed through SNKRS, an interactive 3D model of the Nike SB Dunk High Pro “Momofuku” will be overlaid. This will allow purchase of the shoe while supplies last.”We’ve got a step-by-step guide on how to cop the Momofuku Dunks on the SNKRS app below. Be advised that the shoes will also release at select retailers as well as NikeLab 21 Mercer.

Nike Air Diamond Turf "Red/White"

Although they release before Deion Sanders played in San Francisco, the original Air Diamond Turf from his days in Atlanta gets a very 49ers friendly look with this new edition in red. The clean and bold colorway features a 49ers shade of rich red tonally across the upper with a solid white sole below. The only thing they’re missing is some gold accents to truly be a Niners colorway, but we’re still confident a few fans are going to consider these a must have. You can find pairs arriving now at Nike Sportswear retailers.

Under Armour Signs NBA Prospect Josh Jackson

According to reports, Under Armour has signed Kansas freshman Josh Jackson to an endorsement deal. Senior marketing director for Under Armour Kris Stone confirmed the deal on social media. During a season in which he led the Jayhawks to the Elite 8 in the NCAA Tournament, Jackson received First Team All-Big 12 and Second Team All-American. He's a projected Top 5 pick in tonight's draft. New brand-mate Stephen Curry welcomed Jackson to the family earlier today.

Lonzo Ball Unveils Another Big Baller Brand Z02 Colorway at the 2017 NBA Draft

In addition to unveiling a special Los Angeles Lakers colorway of his Z02 to celebrate being drafted by the LA team, Lonzo Ball also unveiled a new colorway of his Big Baller Brand signature shoe. At the Slam Kicks x Foot Locker NBA Draft Suite, Lonzo was seen sporting an all black Z02 iteration of the unique low-top basketball shoe. The newly unveiled all black iteration features a textured mesh and smooth black upper which is accented by a patent leather heel overlay. While BBB branding on the sides of the shoe and a two-tone black proprietary sole unit rounds up the design of the shoe. No word yet on if the shoe will be available for sale or pre-order, but stay tuned for more details when they become available.

Ewing Athletics Celebrates 4th of July With a Stars & Stripes 33 Hi

Ewing Athletics joins the party with its new Ewing 33 Hi model. Patrick Ewing’s signature sneaker features a predominantly white leather upper with red patent leather mudguard paneling and a blue/white star-drenched design hitting the tongue and ankle strap. Traces of gold found on the midsole and tongue tie it all together, adding a cool tonal contrast to the red, white and blue color palette. Retailing for $130 USD, the new design is available now at such retailers.

Nike Air Max 2 Uptempo 94' Retro

Nike has been hard at work over the past few months breathing new life into several of its Air Max Uptempo models, with the latest rework coming by way of this Air Max 2 Uptempo 94 iteration. Having been worn by some former greats, including Ray Allen and Barry Sanders, we now take a look at this Duke Blue Devils-inspired colorway option. The signature collegiate-based color scheme is comprised of a black, white and “Royal Blue” mashup. The new Nike Air Max2 Uptempo ’94 “Duke” currently retails for $140 USD and is available now at select retailers.

New Balance 574S Friends and Family Edition

New Balance has just dropped a revised version of its 574 silhouette exclusively for friends and family. The new 574S features some differences to the silhouette that came before it, with the most notable being a sock-like fitting around the tongue, there is also a geometric midsole pattern, which creates varied compression zones and increases the shoe’s stability. As well as the new features, this limited edition sneaker features a premium white leather upper with grey, burgundy and navy touches around the “Fresh Foam” midsole. Sadly, this New Balance 574S won’t be getting a wider release, but the updated silhouette will be dropping in the near future.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Nike SF-AF1 Mid "Ivory-Dark Red"

Inspired by military functionality, the Nike SF-AF1 Mid is set to debut in some fresh colorways throughout the Summer/Fall 2017 season. One of those releases is this Nike SF-AF1 Mid Ivory to join ranks with the Force of the future. Featuring an all-White upper constructed with a mix of ballistic nylon and premium leather. Other details include buckled cross-straps and double-zippers on the heel. Dark Red accents covers the lettering on the heels and Air Force rubber sole. Check out the additional photos after the jump.

Air Jordan 5 Retro "Red Suede"

The Jordan 5 Red Suede will release on July 1st, 2017 for just $190 USD featuring a premium remastered suede upper to match the red midsole and contrast black shark teeth inspired by the old mustang fighter jets. It’s been over eight years since the Raging Bull Pack released and a lot has changed since then. Jordan Brand is even getting a little experimental with this general release thanks to a colored side panel netting instead of the traditional clear look. Of course, the original 3M reflective tongue returns here to complete what could be one of July’s best Jordan retro releases.

Li-Ning Way of Wade 6

For 24 million reasons, Dwyane Wade is heading back to the Chicago Bulls for his 15th NBA season. Assuming there's no summer trade, he'll be returning to the United Center wearing a brand new signature sneaker, the Li-Ning Way of Wade 6. Here's an early look at the WOW 6, which finally marks a departure from the line's general design language. That's not to say that there aren't differences between the previous five models, but they just haven't been distinctive enough. The WOW 6 features some kind of knitted upper, equipped with a speed lacing system and locked in by a midfoot cross-strap. Wade's logo is prominently featured on the midsole, which sits atop a translucent sole with re-designed traction. After the jump is a look at two different sample variations.

Nike Kyrie 3 "Cookies & Cream"

Arguably the best ball-handler in the NBA today, Kyrie Irving is currently on his third signature silhouette with Nike as we patiently await for news on its follow up. This time around the Nike Kyrie 3 welcomes another colorway, dubbed “Cookies and Cream.” Coinciding with its moniker, the colorway hosts a white-colored upper with black color contrasts along its mid-foot, midsole and Swoosh branding. You’ll also find subtle hints of Volt along it traction pods to offset its overall coloring just a bit. The Nike Kyrie 3 “Cookies and Cream” is set to launch on July 21st at select Nike Basketball retailers for $120 USD.

NHL x adidas Unveil New Jerseys for 2017-18

2017 not only marks the centennial anniversary for the NHL but also the end of the Reebok era and start of a seven-year adidas brand partnership for the league. Debuting for the 2017-2018 season will be 31 ADI-ZERO Authentic NHL jerseys, including one for the Las Vegas Golden Knights expansion team. During the reveal last night in Las Vegas, adidas highlighted three core design initiatives: lighter, cooler, stronger. Take a look after the jump.

adidas Originals Superstar 80's Decon

adidas has given the Superstar a major overhaul this season, transforming the iconic shell-toed low-top with a new deconstructed design. Dubbed the Superstar 80s Decon, the kicks ditch the shoe’s original construction in favor of a one-piece wraparound leather upper while laser etching mimics the shell toe and branding of the original. Finished with a “Vintage White” sole unit and brown hits to the heel and tongue branding badge, the “Running White” and “Core Black” colorways of the Superstar 80s Decon are available now via atmos.

OFF-WHITE™ x Vans Collaboration "Blank Canvas"

Virgil Abloh and EM PTY gallery just opened its doors to let the public see the Off-White™ 2018 spring/summer collection first hand in Paris. Alongside the intricate garments, accessories, and other wares from brands within Abloh’s creative circle, there was also the appearance of a standout Vans model donning Off-White™’s signature motifs such as the “BLANK CANVAS” in quotation marks and the arrowed cross symbols. The shoes were initially seen on the runway in Milan for the 2018 spring/summer show but were hard to decipher due to lighting and choice of pants. But nevertheless, here they were clear as day at the “ANOTHER FIRST SHOW” presentation.

Gucci Ace Online Exclusive for MR.PORTER

This past May, Gucci released a 43-piece capsule collection that was exclusively designed for MR PORTER. From animal motifs and lavish embroidery to vintage-inspired tailoring, creative director Alessandro Michele made the collection represent perhaps the purest expression to date of the brand’s revamped, maximalist design ethos. This time, Gucci designed an Ace Metallic Leather-Trimmed Printed Satin Sneakers for the online luxury retailer.

DJ Khaled Details His Air Jordan 3 "Grateful" in New Interview

Dj Khaled recently sat down with New York consignment shop Stadium Goods to talk about the Air Jordan 3 “Grateful” he collaborated on with Jordan Brand. In the interview, Khaled notes that working with Jordan Brand on the shoe has been a dream of his and that he has been striving for it for the last 15 years. Khaled also noted that the design of the shoe has been sitting in his phone for four or five years now. As for his inspiration for the shoe, the producer stated that the Jordan 3 is his favorite model and that the goal of the collaboration was to add to the classic silhouette not change it. For now, the Dj Khaled x Air Jordan 3 “Grateful” are limited to friends and family but expect the model to receive a wider release June 23rd.

Air Jordan 13 "History of Flight"

After the Air Jordan 13 “History of Flight” was released back in 2009 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Jordan brand, it quickly passed into legend as one of the rarest and most sought after of all Jordans. This summer, though, to mark 20 years of the Air Jordan 13, the sneaker will be getting a wider release and you might finally be able to get your hands on a pair. The “History of Flight” comes primarily in white with red detailing, and pays tribute to Jordan‘s career playing for the Chicago Bulls. If you want to pick up a pair of your Air Jordan 13 grails, the “History of Flight” colorway is dropping at select Jordan Brand stores and online on July 22nd, priced at $190 USD.

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.

Air Jordan 1 Mid "Jeter"

Those who missed out on the original drop of the Air Jordan 1 High “Jeter” will be provided with a chance of redemption thanks to the upcoming mid “Jeter” launch. Considered a consolation prize to some, the forthcoming Air Jordan 1 Mid sports an Obsidian dominate upper which is contrasted by white detailing on its Swoosh, Wings logo, tongue and more. Its aforementioned upper rests atop of a white midsole and outsole, staying true to its original aesthetic. There’s no confirmed launch date as of yet, but fans can expect the Air Jordan 1 Mid “Jeter” to retail for $110 USD.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Nike Debuts React Cushioning With Two New Basketball Models

Nike is undergoing a bit of a cushioning revolution. The Swoosh introduced a brand new outsole tooling for more responsive running with the Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% complete with ZoomX tech. Then there was the Nike VaporMax with a nod to the legendary history of visible air, only redefined for the future. Now Nike Basketball and Jordan Brand are joining in on the changing of the guard with the introduction of REACT.The brand new outsole unit focuses on the future of foam with both a lightweight ride and a resilient tooling tailor-made for some of the biggest names in the hoops world. Nike REACT has the greatest return of energy of any foam tested by Nike Basketball based on 2,000 hours worth of data gathered at the Nike Sports Research Lab. Pressure maps helped show where athletes needed support and what resulted was a REACT foam that was both springy and stable at different moments. The full-length REACT core cushioning system will debut on August 3rd.

Air Jordan 6 Pinnacle "Flight Jacket"

The Air Jordan 6 Flight Jacket is an Air Jordan 6 Pinnacle release that appears to be inspired by Michael Jordan’s 1991 appearance on Saturday Night Live (SNL). During his monologue, Jordan came out wearing a quilted bomber jacket dressed in Olive Green. As a nod to MJ’s first appearance on SNL, Jordan Brand will be releasing a very limited Air Jordan 6. This Air Jordan 6 comes constructed in quilted, nylon that also offers water resistance. The quilted pattern appears on the sides that adds for a nice premium touch. An Olive Green midsole, Black detailing throughout and an icy outsole completes the design. Look for the Air Jordan 6 Pinnacle “Flight Jacket” to release in August 2017 at select Jordan Brand retailers for $225 USD.

adidas Unveils The James Harden LS

adidas has unveiled James Harden’s latest lifestyle collection of the Harden Vol. 1 dubbed, the adidas Harden LS. The shoe is scheduled to first debut in Black which references the “Night Life” on July 1st. The retail price tag for the Harden LS is set at $160 USD. The other colors for the Harden LS will include a “Fast Life” that comes in Red and Orange, an “LA Life” in White and Light Grey, and “Sweet Life” in Pink with Gold detailing. Each Harden LS comes constructed with Primeknit uppers, removed toe cap and TPU midsole cage for a cleaner look sitting atop a Boost cushioned sole. Look for the adidas James Harden LS to release on July 1st at select adidas Basketball retailers.