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Monday, July 31, 2017

Nike Drops A$AP Bari Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

Nike has cut ties with A$AP Bari! This move comes just weeks after a highly controversial Instagram stories video with adult content was posted by @soledout on Instagram, which depicted the Harlem native in a hotel room with his entourage as well as a female. After the video was posted, Bari took to Twitter to issue a public statement regarding the matter.Bari’s first foray with Nike came to fruition by way of a VLONE x Air Force 1 collaboration that debuted at Complex Con last November. He teamed with Nike for a pop-up experience in Harlem earlier this year in February, with the Air Force 1 release rising to be one of the most coveted sneakers of the year. In addition, his VLONE label has grown to the point where a full runway show debut in Paris just weeks ago. A$AP Bari’s VLONE has also collaborated with Hiroshi Fujiwara and his fragment design label.

Early Look: Off White x Air Jordan 1 Collaboration

Virgil Abloh’s polarizing OFF WHITE Jordan 1 has set the sneaker world ablaze. It’s one of those pairs you either love or love to hate given the unique construction, additional panels, lack of stitching around the ankle collar, overblown Swoosh and “Everything in Quotes” on the midsole and laces. We finally have a release date for the entire OFF WHITE x Nike Footwear Collection too: September 1st. While availability is sure to be incredibly limited, Youtuber Ericka Alexis was lucky enough to give us all an early preview. She gives a brief rundown on the collaborative Jordan 1 offering and then takes the camera in close for some of the most detailed shots yet. Watch below.

Watch Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen Reunite On Court

The best duo in NBA history, Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen are back on the basketball court once again. During MJ’s Flight School basketball camp this weekend, Jordan and Pippen participated in a shoot-around game against each other. For those wondering which pair of shoes did MJ wear, during the game he wore the Air Jordan 2 Decon and was also spotted in the Air Jordan 13 Low and Jordan Trainer Essentials. Pippen was wearing the Nike Flyknit Air Force 1s. During the shoot-around game, each camper was able to get free Air Jordans. Check out the video below.

ASICS Gel-Lyte III "Washed Denim"

Here's a look at an alternative denim option with this Classic Blue colorway coming to select retailers in the near future. The pair features different shades of indigo dyed denim with pre-aged piping while a navy heel counter and off-white midsole add to the vintage theme. International retailers like atmos have the pair in stock today, so expect stateside availability in the coming weeks.

adidas Originals to Launch the EQT Cushion ADV with Regional Exclusives

Today, Adidas Originals officially announced the newest addition to the EQT family, the EQT Cushion ADV. An overhaul of the original Cushion runner, the silhouette has been designed to be sharper and more aggressive. If you were a fan of the shoe's PU cage and soft EVA cushioning, the best versions of both make a return on the Cushion ADV. Jumpstarting the new model's run will be an exclusive regional release, with a green-accented pair landing in North America, red for Asia and blue for Europe. The release date is set for Saturday, Aug. 12th at adidas.com and Adidas Originals retailers worldwide.

Launch App Makes Buying Sneakers at Foot Locker Easier

A replacement for the former Sweepstakes procedure, the app-based launch procedure was implemented to keep customers safe and instill a sense of fairness. Foot Locker, Footaction and Champs Sports stores will all be participating. Customers will have to download the app and sign up or login to select their preferred launch, shoe size and up to three store locations to begin the countdown clock. When the time winds down, customers will be notified of the outcome, win, wait list or try again next time. Winners will asked to present a photo ID and their unique confirmation code at the designated store.

adidas Shares the Release Date for Damian Lillard’s New Signature Shoe

With the release of the adidas “Dame 4″ slated for later this year, Portland Trailblazers guard Damian Lillard will see his newest signature shoe debut in two fresh colorways. The first set pays homage to the team Lillard has spent his entire NBA career with this far. Dubbed the “Rip City” colorway, the first sneaker sees the team’s red, white, and black used to decorate the sneaker’s mesh upper. The second “Un-dyed” colorway sports a cleaner look, combining an upper that contains both white and cream elements with a brown gum sole. Both models are constructed with adidas’s signature Bounce cushioning, allowing for better shock absorption and more overall comfort. Check out the other colorway, after the jump.

Off-White™ x Air Jordan 1 Gets a Release Date

Following much teasing and a peek at its unique inside-out packaging, the Off-White™ x Air Jordan 1 finally gets a release date. Virgil Abloh‘s highly-sought after kicks are dropping on September 1. The special edition “colorway” has been gifted to a host of celebrities and creatives such as A$AP Rocky, Travis Scott, Ibn Jasper and Don C, who received personalized hand-drawn details on the midsoles by Abloh himself. The iconic silhouette boasts a classic “Chicago” color scheme of black, red and white, and is remixed with deconstructed accents, graphic overlays, an oversized Swoosh, blue and orange stitching, Off-White™ branding throughout and various words in double quotation marks.

Future Teases His Upcoming Reebok Classic Sneaker With New Colorway

Earlier in April, we had a first glance of Future‘s upcoming Reebok Classic sneaker via the rapper’s Instagram account. The first iteration of the model, which appears to be a mash-up of the Kamikaze II and Instapump Fury, was a tonal off-white makeup. Today, the model returns in a pale purple colorway, featuring the same multi-textile upper constructed of suede, mesh and nylon, as well as an extended collar and heel tab. Other details include metallic gold lace aglets, a chunky white midsole and a classic gum outsole. No word yet on the model’s official name or release date and price, so stay tuned for more details.

ASICS GEL-Lique "Aqua"

We’re in the middle of the summer and ASICS takes to the beach by way of this new aqua blue and sandy beige GEL-Lique colorway. The retro silhouette boasts a suede and nylon mesh upper, which is colorblocked with sharp aqua blue at the vamp, toe, throat and tongue tab, and sandy beige at the quarter panels and heel counter. A lighter cream hue hits the side stripe branding and EVA midsole, which is visited by subtle aqua blue speckling. Finally, a crisp white midsole and off-white outsole round out the chunky, old-school look. This ASICS GEL-Lique model is available now for $120 USD at select ASICS retailers

Nike Debuts New Hyperdunk "Kay Yow" 2017 Colorway

Created in partnership with Kay Yow Cancer Fund to raise awareness for breast cancer, the high-top court silhouette boasts an icy white base with pink accents at the side Swoosh, heel tab, inner lining, lace aglets, tongue tab detailing and camouflage print on the outsole. Other details include Kay Yow logo branding on the insoles, an inverse-pink ribbon motif on the heel tab and a molded white Nike heel bumper. The Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 “Kay Yow” will release sometime in September (in time for Breast Cancer Awareness month: October) for $140 USD at Nike’s online shop and select Nike Basketball retailers.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Anti Social Social Club x Vans Reverse Collaboration

The meteoric rise of streetwear brand Anti Social Social Club reached an apex back in May as it released a true collaboration with skate brand Vans. After the massive success of that limited release, ASSC and Vans back with a second collaborative release exclusively at Dover Street Market Singapore and Dover Street Market NY in-store and online. The Sk8-Hi and Authentic are just “reverse” color-ups of the white/black/pink colorways of the first set, with “GET WEIRD” embossed on the soles, with “Expect the Unexpected” bannered on the shoelaces.

adidas Nemeziz "Ocean Storm"

After a successful global launch just a few short weeks ago, adidas is ready to launch the Nemeziz set of on and off-pitch footwear in a vibrant new color composition called “Ocean Storm”. The bold striped pattern on the upper features a pairing of black and energy blue, with the cleated models featuring neon yellow stripes. The Nemeziz 17+ 360 “Ocean Storm” will be worn by the likes of Lionel Messi, Roberto Firmino, and Julian Draxler.The adidas Nemeziz “Ocean Storm” collection is available now at adidas.com; the Tango 17.1 is $130 USD while the cleats are $225 USD.

Nike CEO Takes Giant Pay Cut

The latest sign of Nike's struggles is a smaller paycheck for its head honcho. CNN Money reports that CEO Mark Parker's compensation shrunk this year by 71 percent. Per regulatory filings posted on Tuesday, Parker will make $13.9 million, vs. $47.6 million during the same period last year. In other words, he is still very rich. Parker started at Nike in 1979 and rose through the ranks to become the CEO of the Oregon-based sportswear powerhouse in 2006. Nike's had some financial woes as of late, with sales growth slowing and momentum from rival Adidas growing. Part of its plan to lift the brand includes a partnership with Amazon that will bring Nikes to a new digital platform.

Nike CEO takes a pay cut after rough year

CEO Mark Parker is taking a 71% cut this year. He will make $13.9 million, mostly from stock and option awards, according to regulatory filings posted late Tuesday. Parker made $47.6 million in 2016 and was one of the best-paid CEOs in America. Nike also cut the pay of other top executives.

The PUMA KiDS Lab Private Workshop Los Angeles

PUMA hosted the first-ever The PUMA KiDS Lab this past Monday. This event allowed kids the chance to design their own sneakers. The event was held at Hollywood mommy and celebrity hotspot Au Fudge. The room was filled with around 30 kids ages five to fifteen years old, all creating their own versions of the classic Puma Basket and the Basket Heart. Also in attendance was Puma designer Neli Ernst along with two renowned street artists, Jasper Wong and Yoskay Yamamoto. All three had the chance to mentor the kids in the event which was organized in collaboration with Amy Wong of Big Bad Wolf. Check out the images of the event, after the jump.

UNDFTD x adidas Ultra Boost

UNDFTD will be collaborating with adidas running on a black and white Ultra Boost for the first quarter of 2018. The Ultra Boost collab offers a yin and yang approach as black and white BOOST makes up the entire sneaker, with UNDFTD branding on the uppers. The UNDFTD logo hits the tongue, adding a flare to this upcoming oclab. The UNDFTD x adidas Ultra Boost will be releasing in March of next year so stay tuned for a release date.

John Wall Is Selling His Sneakers For Charity

Fresh off winning the NBA Community Assist award in 2016, Washington Wizards All-Star John Wall opened up his closet and sold off his clothes and sneakers for charity. All of the money raised from the sales of Wall’s clothing and sneakers went to the John Wall Family Foundation. And since that endeavor was so successful, Wall is doing it again this year. Putting up 50 different items from his closet up for sale, you can buy Wall’s sneakers and clothes starting on Thursday, July 27th at The RealReal. Check out the sale on Thursday for a chance to own some of Wall’s fashionable sneakers and remember, it all goes to a great cause.

Karlie Kloss Goes on a Tour of adidas’s Brooklyn Creative Farm


Supermodel Karlie Kloss takes us on a tour of adidas’s creative farm in Brooklyn for the latest video in her YouTube series, Klossy. Walking us through the space, Karlie explains that some products in the factory aren’t projected for release until 2020. She even blurs out a number of shots containing top-secret products, “we’re literally living in the future right now.” At the visit, Karlie customizes her own pair of Stan Smiths, meets some adidas creators, and even helps construct a pair of Kloss-appropriate leggings. Watch the video above to see the inside of what adidas’s The Farm creative director, Marc Dolce calls “Disneyland for designers.”

Theobalds Cap Co. Explores the World of Skateboarding in "ATHLETICS"


London-based skate brand Theobalds Cap Co. joins forces with infamous South London skate film maker Henry Edwards-Wood once again for this new skateboard short film, ATHLETICS. Essentially exploring the relationship between skateboarding in it’s many forms and the differences between skateboarding and other sports in the Olympics, the visuals feature Theobalds Cap Co. riders Jeremy Jones, Jake Bidmead, Joel Banner, Kyle Wilson, Cam Barr as well as many cameos and guest appearances by various Southbank related workers, friends and lurkers.

Stüssy x Hypnotize Hearts Dip-Dyed T-Shirt Capsule Collection

Stüssy has teamed up with Los Angeles-based record label Hypnotize Hearts for a special collaboration. The result is a selection of limited edition T-shirts, which are due out tomorrow. The designs come courtesy of Hypnotize Hearts founder Guillaume Berg, with each tee being one-of-a-kind, thus featuring dip-dyed washes, Stüssy iconography printed inside out, and a chest graphic noting “a new light must come.” Limited to 50 units, the collaborative T-shirts arrive exclusively at Stüssy La Brea on Friday, July 28th, with a small run also hitting stussy.com.

Converse Officially Unveils Tyler The Creator's Golf Le Fleur x One Star Collection

This August, Converse will launch its largest collaborative collection to date with none other than Tyler, The Creator, the West Coast-based hip-hop artist whose unconventional rise to the top proved to be the magnetic force behind his wild fanbase.The Tyler, The Creator x Converse One Star “Le Fleur” collection includes four distinct colorways of the One Star, with flower stitching around the Star logo on the upper, custom artwork on the insoles, and messaging straight from Tyler. The One Star x Golf Le Fleur collection releases worldwide and on Converse.com on August 3rd; the shoes are priced at $100, hoodies are $90, and tees are $35.

Release Reminder: Pharrell x adidas Tennis Hu Multicolor

Always known for bringing color to your feet with adidas collabs including but not limited to the NMD “Hu” collection, palm tree covered Stan Smiths, and especially the “Supercolor” Superstars, Pharrell presents a rainbow of colors once again on the four latest versions of his Tennis Hu silhouette. Either sporting multicolored Primeknit uppers or marbled foam soles with a range of hues up top, the Tennis Hu adds to Pharrell’s legacy of colorful and stylish footwear. In case you need one last look at the four new options of the Tennis Hu, check them out here, and find them at select adidas Originals retailers globally tomorrow, July 28th.

Nike Air Max 97 Premium Pack

Among the massive collection of thirteen new Nike Air Max 97 releases for August are two stand-out Premium editions, which we get a much closer look at here today. Each featuring soft suede paneling to go along with the usual blend of mesh and reflective material across the signature wavy upper, the Air Max 97 releases in stylish contemporary color palettes of grey with white accents and pink with beige accents. The impressive new premium looks both arrive on August 4th at select Nike Sportswear retailers and Nike.com for $170 each.

Charles Barkley Thinks Lonzo Ball Should Sign With Nike


In an interview with TMZ Sports, Barkley was asked about a few things regarding Big Baller Brand, and the Ball family. After being asked if the Lakers are a playoff team, to which he gave a quick response of, "Hell no," Barkley was asked if he had any advice for Lonzo regarding his sneaker deal. "Sign with Nike," he said. "They're not going to lowball him." Lonzo's sneaker deal has remained a big topic thanks to him playing in various brands throughout his Summer League games earlier this month. Only time will tell if he stays true to Big Baller Brand, or if his potential success will allow him to score a high-dollar contract with a brand like Nike, Adidas, or Under Armour, but it will certainly be an interesting rookie year for the Los Angeles Lakers' guard.

Jabari Parker's Dad Wouldn't Let Him Wear Jordans Growing Up

While Milwaukee Bucks small forward Jabari Parker was born and bred in Chicago and is signed with Jordan Brand, his adolescent footwear obsessions weren't focused on Air Jordans. In fact, he couldn't wear them. "My dad purposefully didn't have us wearing Jordans because of the robberies and the stick-ups when we were kids," Parker said at the grand opening of Champ Sports' Arena store in Chicago on Wednesday. "When time moved on and they started producing more [Jordans], I started being into the culture." Champs Sports honored Parker and his father, retired NBA player and prominent Chicago organizer Sonny Parker, at its Arena store by inducting them into its Wall of Champions. The father-son duo spoke as part of a Jordan Brand panel featuring Chicago locals focused on the theme of respect. This theme is tied to Jordan's "Re2pect" campaign, which was originally built around Derek Jeter's retirement but will now be brand-wide.

Nike SF-AF1 Mid Mesh "Cargo Khaki"

Nike has enhanced the SF-AF1 Mid with sizable sections of prime mesh paneling on the leather upper. The newly issued military-inspired sneaker is predominantly wrapped in “Cargo Khaki” with traffic-stopping “Total Crimson” observed on the breathable mesh textile. Furthermore, the Swoosh fitted the model with a zipper pull tab on the heel in black for added tech flair and contrast. The added breathability of the mesh should be a welcome addition for fans of the silhouette in the summer heat. Check out the Nike SF-AF1 Mid in mesh above and expect an official launch on August 10 at Nike’s web shop and international retailers.

JAY-Z x PUMA "4:44" Collaboration Has Been Revealed

With speculation running rampant, a senior member of PUMA’s marketing team has revealed part of his company’s joint efforts alongside Hov. Taking to Twitter, @sneakerboxClyde unveiled a shot of the back of a forthcoming PUMA sneaker that appears to take its inspirational cues from JAY-Z’s new project. With specifics and technical details are as scarce as they come, one can safely assume that this newly-revealed product will be available for purchase around the time JAY-Z’s new tour launches. You can check out a shot of PUMA and JAY-Z’s new 4:44 sneaker above.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Restock Alert: Supreme x Louis Vuitton Japan

Louis Vuitton has announced that the Supreme x Louis Vuitton collaboration will be restocked in three stores in Japan this weekend. The re-release is skipping Tokyo but fans in Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka will all get a chance to shop the collection. Pieces will be hitting the Osaka Hilton Plaza store, Nagoya Midland Square store and Fukuoka store from Friday, July 28th until Sunday, July 30th, but it’s not first come, first served, so don’t start camping out just yet. To get a chance to blow all your cash on the collab, you first have to enter an online lottery on LV’s site which closes at 3pm local time today.

Former Nike/Jordan Designer Jason Mayden Launches Sneaker Brand

Jason Mayden, formerly of Nike Inc. and probably known for being the chief designer of the Air Jordan 2009, has gone on to new pastures. He launches his own brand called Super Heroic, a children’s sportswear brand backed by Magic Johnson that aims to deliver the perfect shoe fit for the needs of active children. His first shoe model is the TMBLR V1, which features a laceless upper that molds perfectly to any foot shape while utilizing a mid-foot strap for lock-down. The packaging is equally astounding as it ditches the typical shoe-box construction and goes with a bold cylindrical shape; each pair of the TMBLR V1 comes with its own super-hero cape.The shoes, priced at $99, are currently available for pre-order directly from the Super Heroic website.

Watch Steph Curry Rip Nikes Off a Guy's Feet and Replace Them With His Sneakers


Steph Curry is not about to let a brand other than Under Armour receive any shine during promo stops on his current Asia tour. He got in the way of that happening this week when he removed a fan's Nike LeBron Soldier 10s from his feet before giving him a new pair of Under Armour Curry 3s. In the above clip from Seoul, South Korea, said fan hits a Curry-style shot from way downtown and proceeds to do a Curry-style celebration. But once Curry himself arrives on the court, he corrects his footwear in order to make the impression more faithful. The Golden State Warriors All-Star referenced the moment on Twitter by posting the video and writing "When you've got the range, you gotta have the right kicks."

Pharrell x adidas NMD Hu Trail "Core Black" & "Noble Ink"

Pharrell has made quite a significant mark with adidas Originals thus far, releasing a slew of ever-popular NMD Hu colorways and the Tennis Hu earlier this Summer. While we await the release of four colorful pairs this week, we’re getting a preview by way of official brand images of the adidas NMD Hu Trail in the “Core Black” and “Noble Ink” colorways. Both colorways and two additional versions that aren’t pictured are expected to release on November 11th at $250 USD.

Nike Air More Uptempo "Tri-Color"

The Nike Air More Uptempo continues its biggest year of retros ever with a look you’ve never seen before on the shoe, a distinct three-color block. The second most significant makeover for the shoe next to the “Suptempo” release ever, the “Tri-Color” version makes the shoe even more eye-catching than usual with three solid block of color: black at the heel, grey in the middle, and white at the toe that breaks up the giant “AIR” design. And for one more touch to make them even louder, each letter of the signature side panels is outlined in reflective material.If you can handle the boldness, keep in mind that pairs of the Air More Uptempo “Tri-Color” begin hitting select retailers and Nike.com on August 12th.

De'Aaron Fox Receives Dragonball-Inspired Nike Kobe PE's

De’Aaron Fox of the Sacramento Kings is making quite a name for himself, particularly for pegging himself as a nemesis to the worldly-hyped Lonzo Ball. As one of the fresh faces of Nike Basketball’s massive rookie class, he’s getting special PE treatment from Beaverton as he shows off an incredible Nike Kobe AD PE that may be loosely inspired by Fox’s favorite cartoon, Dragonball Z. Anyone familiar with the legendary comic/cartoon can see the colors match perfectly with the superhuman beings. Take a look at more detailed photos, after the jump.

TBlake x Saucony Grid SD “Triple White”

Known on “Sneaker Twitter” and YouTube as @therealtblake, Tyler J Blake has made a name for himself within the sneaker media world with up-to-the-minute sneaker news, reviews, and reports of retail deals around the web. Now TBlake receives his very own collaboration, thanks to the folks over at Saucony Originals who gave him the chance to create his own sneaker colorway. Blake chose the Grid SD as his canvas, with emphasis on the word canvas, as he went with a triple white colorway built in premium leather designed to be customized by the wearer. In fact, each pair comes with a set of permanent markers to encourage you to create your very own one-of-one design. The customization possibilities are demonstrated here by one of the biggest names in the sneaker customization game. The TBlake x Saucony Grid SD “Triple White” will be limited to only 100 pairs, and sold exclusively on Saucony.com on August 11th.

Restock Alert: Champs Sports Chicago - Air Jordans, adidas, and More

Champs Sports is celebrating the grand opening of its new Arena store at 112 South State Street in Chicago with a series of restocks this week. Air Jordans, Adidas, and Nike styles that previously sold out will all be available in the coming days. On Wednesday at 2 p.m. local time, the store will restock the "Royal" Jordan 1s, "Black Cat" Jordan 13s, and the "DMP" Jordan 13/14 box set. Champs will also have the "Re2pect" Air Jordan 1 Mid available. On Friday at 10 a.m., Champs will release the "Ivory" and "Black/Brown" Nike Special Field Air Force 1 Mids, followed by a restock of the "Silver Bullet" Nike Air Max 97s. Saturday will feature Adidas restocks at Champs' Arena store, with "Triple Black 3.0" Ultra Boosts, "Silver" Ultra Boosts, and "Grey" Ultra Boosts releasing at 10 a.m., followed by a restock of the "Triple Red" and "Triple Black" NMDs at 2 p.m. In addition to these restocks and product launches, the Champs Sports Arena store will host brand activations throughout the week for its grand opening.

Nike Air Force 1 "All Over"

Nike‘s iconic Air Force 1 model is getting a striking all-over print makeover for the upcoming season. The trio pack includes red, black and white color options, featuring the famous Nike Air Logo embossed in contrasting black or white print throughout the entire leather upper for a bold yet classic look. Other details include tonal laces and Swoosh side logos, while a classic white midsole keeps the signature Air Force 1 look in tact. No word yet on when these pairs will release, but stay tuned for the latest updates.

Michael Murphy Showcases Custom Installation at Reigning Champ NYC

Michael Murphy, a perceptual artist, recently created a custom-hanging installation for Reigning Champ‘s showroom in New York City. Commissioned in honor of the brand’s 10th anniversary, Murphy utilized his signature “perceptual” approach to create this unique centerpiece for the Vancouver-based label’s 2018 spring/summer collection. Murphy’s rigorous approach and precise take on his artwork made for a natural partnership with this premium athletic wear; his sculpture is a unique expression of Reigning Champ’s design philosophy. Check out the images, after the jump.

adidas AlphaBOUNCE Reflective Pack

adidas has officially unleashed a trio of AlphaBOUNCE lifestyle runners that will come in three reflective colorways. 3M detailing is featured on the eyelet pods and throughout parts of the upper which shines when exposed to light. With the body constructed out of a seamless FORGEDMESH upper and a textile lining that gives a sock-like feel, your next run will be both comfortable and stylish. The adidas AlphaBOUNCE Reflective Pack will be available July 28th in tonal black, silver, and tan for $110 USD each, with more colorways arriving September 1st.

Nike’s Latest Addition to the Kyrie 3 Family Sports a Familiar Face

Trade rumours continue to swirl around Kyrie Irving, but that hasn’t stopped the runaway success of Nike’s Kyrie 3 shoe. The player was recently in Asia completing a tour with the sportswear company when he was gifted with a pair of the shoes sporting an image of the in-demand NBA player’s face on the tongue in place of the usual branded logo. The shoe uses a variety of colors which, put together in a mismatched manner, gives it a distinct patchwork-effect finish. There’s no word on whether these shoes will ever see the light of day in general release but we’ll sure to let you know if they do.

Ewing Athletics Latest Concept Hi Shoe Pays Homage to the Late Anthony Mason

Ewing Athletics’ latest Concept Hi pays tribute to a fellow ’90s Knicks star, Anthony Mason and the company has officially teamed up with Mason’s son, Anthony Mason Jr., to design the shoe. Features include the classic Knicks colorway, an embroidered “14″ to a winged heel and the same usage of Mason’s number underneath a halo, with both details paying respects to the late star and teammate of Patrick Ewing. To celebrate the launch of the shoe, Ewing Athletics will be hosting an event on Saturday 29th from 4-6pm at Jimmy Jazz in Mason’s old neighborhood of Jamaica Queens. The shoe should be available in stores and on Ewing Athletics’ web store on the same day.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Cara Delevingne Teams up With PUMA for Her “Do You” Docu-Series


Cara Delevingne has teamed up with PUMA to produce a four-part docu-series focusing on women’s empowerment and sharing women’s stories. In the first episode, Cara teams up with the UNHCR and visits refugee camps in Uganda to hear the experiences of the women there. In the next, the model/actor meets the women behind “Get Lit,” a program designed to “increase literacy, empowerment, and self-expression.” Over the course of the series, Cara also learns self-defense from Dr. Ryhana Dawood and speaks to bullying survivors and activists Daniela and Natalie about overcoming hate. Check out the docu-series after the jump.

Air Jordan 5 Premium "Wine"

The latest Air Jordan 5 Premium Wine colorway expands Jordan Brand’s Air Jordan 5 Pinnacle/Premium series. This iteration of the luxurious-styled Air Jordan 5 will be making its debut during the fall season. Dubbed the “Wine” colorway, featuring a premium Burgundy leather upper with Tan quilted lining and insoles. Its signature “Flight” lace-locks and translucent outsole completes the classic design. Look for the Air Jordan 5 Premium “Wine” to release later this year at select Jordan Brand retailers. The retail price tag is set at $400 USD.

Nike Doernbecher 2017 Freestyle Designers Have Been Announced

Since 2004, Nike has teamed up with OHSU Doernbecher Hospital to release limited edition footwear for one purpose – raise funds for an incredibly important cause. Since then, the Doernbecher Freestyle has raised over $17 million, and that number is set to grow with the release of this year’s set.Today, OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital announced the children that will participate in the Nike Doernbecher Freestyle XIV; with the help of Nike designers, the young patients selected for this opportunity get the chance to design colorways and details on existing shoes to express their personalities, future goals, and more.The entire collection typically gets unveiled in late October, with a retail release following in November. The shoes involved have not been revealed, but the OHSU Twitter account has included short bios on each patient.

adidas Pure Boost Pack

Move over, Ultra Boost, the adidas Pure Boost is taking over this week, with three new colorways dropping tomorrow. The Ultra Boost’s more affordable but still stylish and comfortable little brother is presented in three new looks of “Legend Ink” with a silver Boost midsole, “Noble Ink” with bright pinkish-orange interwoven into the upper, and “Mystery Pink” that also utilizes a dark shade of blue and silver Boost for accents. Take your pick, or grab all three, as the new Pure Boost DPR colorways hit select adidas retailers globally beginning Today, July 26th.

Reggie Miller's Nike Air Money Sneakers Return

Remember the Nike Air Money Lo from 1996 made famous by players like Reggie Miller? A few new pairs of the shoe surfacing on social media via unexpected sources suggest that the model will be back soon. Exclusive Nike Air Monies were given to Viceland duo and Twitter superstars Desus and Mero, along with producer 9th Wonder. Their pairs are decorated with special embroidery along the lace shroud that won't make it to a retail release if one materializes. It's worth noting that these versions of the sneaker are different from the originals. Based on the angles offered via Instagram posts on the sneakers, this Nike Air Money retro looks to have ditched its original tooling for that of the Nike Air More Uptempo. What's more, the new design has a removable lace shroud.

Joel Embiid Will Wear Big Baller Brand on One Condition


In a brief interview with TMZ, Embiid says that he would wear the Big Baller Brand ZO2 on court this season under one condition: He wants LaVar to pay him $1 billion. This is clearly a troll referencing LaVar requesting $1 billion sneaker deals from brands like Nike and Adidas for his son Lonzo leading up the 2017 NBA Draft. Embiid's original response to the question, when he replied with "Shit, nothing," was probably a more honest one. This is the latest in a line of jabs on social media from Embiid towards the Ball family. Embiid received a $10,000 fine for his F-bomb directed towards the father of the Lakers point guard earlier this month in an Instagram video.

Nike Let an 18-Year-Old Design This Shoe

Nike's latest Dunk collaboration is a rather youthful one. Daniel Pacitti, an 18-year-old member of London collective The Basement, is responsible for the shoe's design. This pair is composed of nine different materials, including canvas, mesh, nubuck, corduroy, denim, and leather. Each piece of the upper uses its own material with unique details including a split toe box, reflective Nike swoosh by the toe, reflective Basement logo on the heel, leather tongue tag, waxed laces, and gum bottoms. "When designing the shoe, we made each panel a different material to represent the diversity within our community," Pacitti told Nike. Check out more photos of the upcoming collaboration, after the jump.

Sample Kicks: adidas Yeezy BOOST 350 V2 "Midnight Blue" & "Ochre"

Kanye West‘s line of adidas Originals YEEZY BOOST include some of the most sought-after silhouettes and colorways that die hard sneaker fans from all over the world are trying to get their hands on. And as rare models such as the upcoming “Semi Frozen Yellow” still waiting for its turn to hit the shelves, famed YEEZY insiders YEEZY MAFIA have just released pictures of two YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 iterations you may never get to own. Marked as a 1-of-1, two samples of the YEEZY BOOST V2 are shown, one in a majestic “Midnight Blue” colorway and the other in a bright “Orange Ochre” colorway. Check out both pairs below.

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Nike Blazer Mid "Silt Red"

The Nike Blazer Mid, which brings a charming update of the legendary basketball silhouette in the style of the 70′s, has come out in a soft “Slit Red” colorway that is perfect for both summer and fall. With an upper covered with rich, nappa suede, its retro character is rounded off with the soft color combination of pink and white. The barely there Swoosh and white NIKE lettering on the heel finishes the look. You can pick up a pair of Nike Blazer Mid “Slit Red” now for $95 USD.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

GOAT Exclusive: Yeezys, Kaws Jordans, Bape NMDs, and More Releasing Again

A handful of sold-out shoes that go for wild prices on the secondary market are being made available at their original retail prices thanks to buy and sell app Goat. Via its Goat Summer promotion, Kaws x Air Jordan 4s, Bape x Adidas NMDs, Public School x Air Jordan 12s, several Yeezy styles, and more will be available. The promotion will work as a drawing. Each participant will get at least 100 entry tickets from the start, with more available depending on when they joined. Users can earn more tickets by sharing their entires on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to increase their chance to purchase pairs. The drawing closes at 11:59 p.m. PT on Thursday, July 27th. More information on how to sign-up for the Goat Summer promotion is available here. Readers can download the app here.

Amber Rose Says She Has a Sneaker Deal

It sounds like Amber Rose has a footwear project in the works. The model and actress spoke briefly on an endorsement she has in the works on the latest episode of Everyday Struggle from Complex. "I got a sneaker deal coming out," Rose says at around the 26-minute mark. "I wasn't supposed to have a sneaker deal, I was a stripper. It was not supposed to be this good for me." Rose does not clarify which brand she'll be working with. It's also unclear if she will get her own collaborative shoe or if she will promote an existing model. Check out the video below.

Nike Hits Viceland's "Desus & Mero" With Air Money PE's

The Nike Air Money basketball shoe from 1996 is making a return this year in both its original and an updated form (perhaps similar to the Zoom Bonafide), and today we get a first look a special edition made for Viceland’s Desus & Mero, the duo who rose to fame with their Bodega Boys podcast and now grace the screen for Viceland. Replacing the bold “Nike Air” on the tongue are the names of the Bronx-bred personalities in graffiti style, with the “&” on the heel. These are likely not to release to the public, but look out for the Air Money Retro as well as the refreshed model to come back this year.

Kyrie Irving's Asia Tour Kyrie 3's Are Available

Kyrie Irving’s name has been all over the headlines throughout the weekend due to the sudden and surprising trade request he apparently made last week. The Cavs star point guard has yet to comment on the matter because he’s currently occupied with his massive Asia tour with Nike Basketball, where he visited Tokyo, Taipei, Beijing, and soon Manila. He kicked off the trip by showing off a “Yeezy” inspired colorway of his Kyrie 3 shoe that featured yin-yang style color-blocking, and for a limited time Nike is making that color-block option available on NIKEiD in Asia. You can purchase the same colorway as is, or alter it to your liking here.

Kanye West In Talks to Show Yeezy Season 6 During New York Fashion Week

According to Women's Wear Daily, West has been in talks with the Council of Fashion Designers of America​ (CFDA) for a spot to show his Adidas-affiliated Yeezy Season 6 Collection during New York Fashion Week. As of now, both Adidas and CFDA have declined comment and the official event calendar has not been released. West showed Yeezy Season 5 at Pier 59 back in February. In recent months, he's been spotted wearing new runners and basketball shoes that are expected to be part of Season 6. More on this story after the jump.

Ronaldo Debuts New Self-Lacing Nikes

There aren't too many athletes on Nike's roster that have better access to exclusive styles than Cristiano Ronaldo. He's proven that again this week with the debut of a never-before-seen colorway of the HyperAdapt 1.0. During his current tour in China with Nike, Ronaldo wore what looks like a black and red version of the self-lacing shoe. The brand hasn't done much to highlight his wearing of the sneaker, although Nike PR director Heidi Burgett did provide the below on-feet shot via Twitter that offers a decent look, after the jump.

The Weeknd's First Puma Shoe Releases in August

The Weeknd on Twitter

To my fans : The "Parallels" are finally dropping August 24th. PUMAXO... Let's GO

Canadian singer The Weeknd has finally confirmed a release date for his first signature shoe with Puma, writing on social media that the model is releasing on Aug. 24th. The silhouette, called the PUMA Parallel, has a high cut that blurs the line between a traditional sneaker and boot. The Weeknd has been wearing these on tour as of late, so images of the sneakers have already circulated online. While this is the first proper signature for the XO label head, PUMA's put him in a number of campaigns for other models since signing him in 2016.

Norse Projects x adidas Consortium Collaboration

adidas Consortium and Norse Projects have teamed up to create a new dual-branded “Layers” collection, a capsule range consisting of two shoes in total, the Campus 80s PK and the Terrex Agravic. The latter is rarely featured on these pages, with its last appearance being a small mention in a Y-3 Sport interview back in 2016. The Terrex Agravic is a shoe designed for the outdoors, however, making it particularly apt for this collection, a collaboration inspired by the coastal cliffs of the Danish Islands, specifically Fur and Møn. The Campus 80s PK uses a prime knit upper alongside a flexible neoprene tongue and standard campus outsole, while the Terrex Agravic features a nylon ripstop upper with waterproof GORE-TEX lining and an outsole using rubber from German tyre company Continental with both shoes also feature distinct co-branding throughout. The adidas Consortium x Norse Projects “Layers” collection will be available on August 11th at Norse Projects stores and the brand’s web store.

Travis Scott Shares a Crazy Tour Story & the Inspirations Behind His Jordan Trunner Collab

Earlier this month, Travis Scott wore his first Jordan collaboration and even blessed one very lucky fan with his own personal pair of sneakers. Known as the Trunner “Cactus Jack,” the shoe served as the follow-up to the “Royal” makeover of the aforementioned Jordan sneaker. Now, the “Butterfly Effect” artist has linked up with Nike to open up about his new shoes, the motivations behind it, some of the “craziest” things he has seen at shows and more.”I didn’t want to do anything traditional. I’ve never seen the Trunner with so many colors on it,” Travis explains. I wanted something different; to see that model differently.” As far as the “craziest thing that has ever happened at a gig wearing J’s,” the Birds in the Trap rapper shares: “I would say it was at a show I did in Portland. I had everyone raise their shoes up and I gave a pair of my AJ4s I was wearing off my feet to a kid who I thought had the best Jordans.” You can check out Travis Scott’s entire interview with Nike here.