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Friday, September 29, 2017

Social Status Opens #SOCIALWORK Raffle Giveaway to Aid Hurricane Harvey Relief

After the unfortunate events and destruction from Hurricane Harvey on the Houston area, sneaker retailer Social Status is pulling the sneaker community together in an effort to support the much-needed relief efforts. They’re giving away five of the most celebrated Air Jordans to one lucky winner who purchases a raffle ticket for its #SocialWork endeavor.To enter, you must purchase a $10 raffle ticket (you may purchase multiple tickets). The raffle ticket enters you in an incredible giveaway that includes the Fragment x Air Jordan 1, KAWS x Air Jordan 4, OFF WHITE x Air Jordan 1, PSNY x Air Jordan 12 Wheat, and Supreme x Air Jordan 5. All five will be awarded to one winner of this raffle, with proceeds from the raffle going to aid the Hurricane Harvey relief fund. Purchase a raffle ticket here.The last day to purchase a raffle ticket is October 6th, 2017.

Nike SB Dunk Hi Retro "Danny Supa"

Nike Skateboarding’s celebration of “15 Years of SB Dunk” continues with the re-issue of yet another 1st-series classic, Danny Supa’s orange and blue SB Dunk Low. Danny Supasiriratana recently signed a two-year contract with Nike SB, with the “retro” release of his shoe being part of the package. The striking colorway, inspired by his hometown as well as the Dunk’s origins as a basketball shoe, will reprise its role on the High for a release scheduled sometime during this Holiday season. Check out additional on-foot looks after the jump.

Exclusive Air Jordan 32 High & Low PE's Made for UNC Team

Along with a Retro 6 celebrating their latest National Championship, the North Carolina Tar Heels have exclusive Air Jordan 32 options heading into the new season. Shared by sophomore Shea Rush, high and low-top versions of the model sport the school's famous University Blue and white palette, along with official school logos on the tongues. The Heels' Air Jordan 31 Low PE ended up being released last season, so seeing one or both of these pairs on shelves in the future isn't entirely out of the question.

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Nazi Flag Accidentally Appears on adidas.com?!?!

A shopper on adidas' website was confronted with an unexpected image while trying to buy a pair of sneakers last week. Twitter user @Kid_Grusum posted a screenshot on Friday, Sept. 22nd, from adidas.com that includes a Nazi flag. The unfortunate image appeared during the checkout process, where Adidas uses a Google service called ReCaptcha to ensure that human customers and not automated bots are the ones buying sneakers. The service asks users to identify images matching a certain label, pulling tagged images associated with keywords from a database. When reached for comment, an Adidas spokesperson said that the brand is in talks with Google to make sure this particular image doesn't appear on its site again. "We sincerely apologize," a spokesperson said. "We stand for equality and inclusion and denounce any symbols that contradict those values."

Lonzo Ball Drops “ZO2″ Track Before Highly-Anticipated NBA Debut


This NBA offseason has arguably been the best yet and it just got a little bit more interesting. From trade moves to free agency signings, we’ve had a lot to take in so far. Along with the start of a new brand, Lonzo Ball is back to grab your attention. This time around it’s not the reveal of another silhouette from the Big Baller Brand but it’s the debut of a new track from the LA Lakers rookie. Dubbed “ZO2,” the cut was initially teased last week as Lonzo Ball and Big Baller Brand debuted a remixed design to the ZO2 Prime sneaker. Take a listen to the track above as Ball shows love to BBB while he subtly mentions a few other competitors.

The Louis Vuitton New Runner Sneaker Pack

High fashion house Louis Vuitton is ready to make another splash in the ultra-competitive sneaker market with a new silhouette, ironically enough, called the Louis Vuitton New Runner. The model fuses luxury flair with lifestyle functionality by bringing together an intricately woven upper construction with its activewear-themed sole unit. Offered in all-black, olive-hued and red-tinged color schemes, each LV runner sports a branded emblem sitting on a grooved tongue and a tonal heel tab, complete with a stripe design sitting directly below. Check out the pack after the jump.

Peanuts x Vans Fall/Winter 2017 Collection

Vans and “Peanuts” have teamed up again on another collection featuring the comic strip’s characters. The latest drop in the ongoing collaboration sees three classic Vans silhouettes getting reworked, with the Old-Skool, Authentic and Slip-Ons all getting the graphic heavy treatment. All of the shoes in the pack come with vintage “Peanuts” illustrations from the ’60s to the ’80s, with a colorful comic strip that runs across the Authentic’s upper and the famous Slip-On checkerboard reinvented with Snoopy appearing in the white squares. The collection, along with an accompanying kid’s range, is available now from select retailers.

Reebok Club C "Voodoo Doll"

Reebok’s Club C silhouette is already prepped for Halloween 2017. The subtle sneaker receives a creepy makeover as it takes on a voodoo doll-inspired aesthetic thanks to its mismatched suede and canvas upper. Cross-stitching is found throughout the model to carry on the theme in addition to pony hair, graphics, and special skull lace jewels. Lime green coloring is placed on its Reebok branding, which can be found on each tongue and lateral side. Reebok’s Club C “Voodoo” sneaker is expected to drop at select Reebok retailers in the coming weeks and can already be picked up via Japan’s atmos.

Latrell Sprewell Confirms the Dada Supreme Spinner Is Making a Comeback?!?!

The sneaker world will soon travel back in time as Latrell Sprewell has shared news of a returning Dada silhouette. Dubbed the Sprees, the model was initially launched back in 2001 and mirrored the popular spinning rims that music fans would see in almost every single hip-hop video. Back in March, Sprewell hinted at a return of the sneaker and has recently confirmed that they’ll make an official comeback in 2018.

Nike PG1 "Superstition"

Nike continues to combine gum soles with various PG1 models with the release of a new “Superstition” colorway. This time around, Nike treats Paul George’s signature shoe with a variety of materials. The brand’s signature Flywire material is used for the midfoot strap which is complemented with a pattern formed with various geometric shapes towards the heel all layered underneath the black Swoosh logo along the side. The entire look is finished off with the aforementioned gum outsole. You can grab your own pair of Nike PG1′s in “Superstition” now through Nike’s web store for $110 USD.

mindseeker x Vans Old Skool Collaboration

Los Angeles-based fashion brand mindseeker has unveiled its collaboration with skate label Vans. A perfect complement to ms’s quirky and flamboyant aesthetic, this pair sports a hard to miss look. With black as its base color, the shoe is then mashed up with blue lightning bolts, yellow trims and a checkerboard midsole pattern. Additionally, the interior is also yellow and mindseeker’s logo is placed on the back heel for a striking touch. The shoes will release on October 2nd at mindseeker’s official site.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

ASICS Gel-Lyte MT "Strawberries & Cream"

The ASICS GEL-Lyte MT arrives this fall in a tasty new “Strawberries & Cream” colorway. Actually seeming contrary to the modified GEL-Lyte III’s rugged winter-ready redesign, the shoe gets a refined, soft appearance in premium cream, grey, and light pink suede with a white sole below. So nice you might be afraid to even brave the harsh weather and get them dirty this winter, you can grab a pair now while the weather is still nice. The “Strawberries and Cream” GEL-Lyte MT is available now at select ASICS Tiger retailers.

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adidas NMD R2 "Japan" Pack

Some of the most coveted colorways of the adidas NMD so far have been the “Japan” editions with Japanese text details featured on the shoes, recently presented in clean black and white colorways, as well as a black Boost version in 2016. Now the NMD R2 Primeknit gets its own Japanese looks, one in simple tonal black, and the other in a vibrant bright pink upper. Both colorways feature “The Brand With The Three Stripes” in Japanese characters on the Three-Stripe side logos, as well as the same dash pattern throughout the Primeknit as the initial Trace Cargo colorway of the NMD R2. Both colorways also feature a gum rubber outsole.No exact release date has been announced yet for the NMD R2 PK “Japan” pack, but expect them to arrive in October.

Nike Air Foamposite Pro "Gold Carbon"

Nike dropped a golden Air Foamposite One back in 2015, and now its brethren, the Air Foamposite Pro, is also getting its own gold edition. This time around the Foam isn’t going with a smooth metallic gold shell, but a faux carbon fiber weave texture across the upper with shiny gold Swooshes and black accents. As you can see by this latest preview, the “Gold Carbon” Air Foramposite Pro will be releasing in a full family size run from toddlers to adults. You can expect them to this select Nike Sportswear retailers on October 19th.

Nike Air Foamposite Pro
Release Date: 10/19/17
Color: Metallic Gold/Black-Black-White
Style Code: 624041-701
Price: $230

Nike Air Force 1 Low "Camo" Pack

Just recently Nike unveiled the SF-AF1 Mid “For Baltimore”, a city exclusive release that puts a spotlight on how the city of Baltimore saved the Air Force 1 from disappearing into the Nike vault. While Baltimore should be rightfully credited for keeping the Air Force 1 alive, the Harlem neighborhood of New York City also deserves some daps for keeping the flame burning bright as well. After all, NYC is the reason why AF1s got the “Uptowns” nickname.While the all-white Air Force 1 continues to be the best-selling style of the Air Force 1, it’s the wilder, more colorful themes that also give the shoe its appeal as well. This December, Nike is revisiting the popular camouflage print in three distinct styles on the Air Force 1 Low.

KITH x Nike Air Maestro 2 High Releases Tomorrow

Kith is ready to begin rolling out its Nike Take Flight sneaker collection. First up is the re-designed Nike Air Maestro 2 in premium nubuck red and purple colorways. Not just a collaboration, Ronnie Fieg gave the retro hoop shoe a complete overhaul. The silhouette has been scaled up due to inner sock construction and a dual-strap closure system. A revamped upper features a tech-zipper along the medial side. Similar to models like the Footscape, the lacing system is offset to accommodate the zipper. A mini Swoosh adorns the toebox as a nod to other 90s favorites. The purple-based colorway is inspired by Pippen's alma mater, Central Arkansas, while the red pair is a nod to the all-red sneakers famously worn by Pippen in the 1994 All-Star Game. The Hall of Famer's statistics appear on leather insoles and each pair comes with special packaging. Both shoes will release this Friday, Sept. 29 at all Kith shops and at 11 a.m. EST on kith.com. The shoes will retail for $190 and they'll never be sold anywhere else.

This Store Is Using a Slot Machine for Its Sneaker Raffles?!?!

Popular sneaker releases aren't only chaotic online. Stores are finding it increasingly difficult to handle the ruckus that a highly sought after pair brings to their location, resulting in creative measures being taken to keep things fair for everybody. Madrid's Foot District, known for innovative in-store activations, is trying its luck with an all-new method. Essentially "gamifying" sneaker releases, the shop set up a slot machine to determine winners for the recently released Nike Air Max 1 Anniversary. With 100 tickets available, customers competed for their size by pulling the lever. Those after the same size were grouped together, with the highest scores securing the right to purchase a pair.

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Restock Alert: Nike Air Max 1 "Sport Royal"

Coming in after the drop of its “University Red” iteration, Nike’s Air Max 1 will continue its anniversary celebration in “Sport Royal” coloring with a restock. The aforementioned color schemes swap places along its upper, lacing and Swoosh branding to present a clean look for those who prefer the shade of blue over red. Staying true to Tinker Hatfield’s design, its visible Air Max unit is placed within the heel for a final touch. Slated to drop on October 12th, you can expect the Nike Air Max 1 “Sport Royal” to retail for $140 USD at select Nike Sportswear retailers and Nike SNKRS app.

The Shoe Surgeon x New Balance 574 Sport

The Shoe Surgeon continues to give popular shoes eye-catching, unique makeovers. For his latest creation, the acclaimed sneaker-sorcerer follows up this month’s W-21 collaboration by setting his sights, and tools, on the New Balance 574 Sport. Utilizing rich python and Lycra-based leather, The Shoe Surgeon completely reworks and rejuvenates the 574 Sport, turning it something that could stand out among a sea of similar shoes. “Exotic materials, in my opinion, indicate instant quality,” The Shoe Surgeon tells Sneaker Freaker, explaining his aesthetic choices. “I’ve made many different shoes with all sorts of different leathers, really high-grade stuff, but it can be hard for someone to justify the price of a custom shoe in their mind if there’s not something exotic about the materials.”

Nike Zoom Vapor Tour AJ3

Initially unveiled in 2014 with white and black cement colorways paying homage to the Air Jordan 3, Nike‘s Zoom Vapor Tour AJ3 for tennis icon Roger Federer dropped in a “Fire Red” iteration this August just in time for the US Open. Now, following up on that release, the silhouette will receive an atmos-inspired colorway. Fans of the Nike Air Max 1 will undoubtedly remember that the black/white/clear jade “atmos Elephant” combination made a triumphant return this year and that there was even a special Air Jordan 3 pack as well. The latest black-based colorway looks to contrast the “Fire Red” version and while it has no official release date or price, it is expected to drop sometime in October with the same $200 USD price tag that it’s predecessor had. Stay tuned for more details and check out the imagery below.

Nike Zoom Vapor Tour AJ3 Release Date: 10/2017 Color: Black/White-Clear Jade Style Code: 709998-031 Price: $200 • @rogerfederer • EffortlesslyFly.com Kicks✖️Clothes✖️Photos✖️FLY SH*T‼️ To stay up on all SNEAKER ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ News // Videos // Events // Release Dates // Etc., ----------------------------------------------------- Make sure to FOLLOW @effortlessly_fly EMAIL ๐Ÿ“ง๐Ÿ“ฅ FlyByNatureNYC@gmail.com ----------------------------------------------------- "Why TRY? Be effortlessly FLY!"๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ›ฉ #EffortlesslyFly #FlyByNature #EF79 #instakicks #sneakerhead #solecollector #soleonfire #nicekicks #hypebeast #igsneakercommunity #igsneakers #sneakerfreaker #wdywt #jordansdaily #kotd #instagood #fresh #todayskicks #nike #sneakerholics #sneakerfiend #solenation #trustedkicks #kickstagram #walklikeus #flykicks #jumpman23 #jordanbrand #rogerfederer

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mita sneakers x ASICS GEL-Kenun "Shinkai"

Japan-based mita sneakers and ASICS collaborate once again for the new Kenun model . The GEL-Kenun Shinkai’s unique design draws inspiration from the prehistoric deep-sea overlord “giant teeth shark” with an overall rendering of the dark blue ocean. The shoe’s body and heel pull-ring design are derived from a shark’s fin, with the midsole print changing color in the light like sea water. The insoles are printed with shark teeth and mita’s signature iron mesh, with the pattern following on the tongue of the model. “In order to highlight the more subversive avant-garde style, I imagined the depths of the sea from the high sky, and finally decided to show the ancient deep-sea overlord giant teeth shark,” said Gui-rong, creative director of mita sneakers. Pick up these kicks in October for ¥1,090 JPY (approximately $96 USD) at ASICS and mita sneakers retail stores, select retail partners, and ASICS’s online store.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 "Sport Royal"

The latest colorway of Nike's revolutionary HyperAdapt 1.0 is set to hit stores this weekend. The power-lacing sneaker will arrive with a mesh upper finished in an appealing Sport Royal hue, deviating from the black base we've previously seen on the "Red Lagoon" and original "Blue Lagoon" colorways. Shoppers can also expect white laces and white polk-dot detailing on the tongue, along with contrasting hits of black on the interior, heel counter and outsole. Retailing for $720, the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 "Sport Royal" drops this Saturday, September 30th, at nike.com and select retailers.

Air Jordan 10 Retro "Shadow"

Jordan Brand will be re-releasing the Air Jordan 10 “Shadow” in 2018. Last seen in the CDP in 2009, the underrated Air Jordan 10 wasn’t the most popular of the bunch when it originally dropped in 94, but remained a classic in the Air Jordan 10 series. In 2009, The CDP version of the Air Jordan 10 “Shadow” with 23 stitched on the upper side panels. MJ’s original pair featured 45 when he wore them during a few games before he retired. As of now, the Air Jordan 10 “Shadow” will be releasing with the 45. Stay tuned for more news on the Air Jordan 10 series.

Edison Chen Previews Upcoming CLOT x Converse Fastbreak Mid Collaboration

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Edison Chen, co-founder of CLOT, has seen his partnership with Converse garner triumphant success this year. It’s of course helmed (in part) by Nike, in which Converse is a subsidiary. After a VaporMax collab with Nike, Chen is back to business with Converse for a second release this year. The first was a hairy suede One Star that released earlier this month. CLOT now turns their attention to the Fastbreak Mid, in which Chen previewed on Instagram today revealing the shoe’s heel that vindicates color blocking and mixed material usage. Stay tuned for more on the CLOT x Converse Fastbreak Mid in the weeks to come.

adidas Originals x Mini Rodini Collection

This adidas Originals x Mini Rodini Collection introduces a bright and bold take on the adidas EQT Support ADV silhouette, countering a simple White base with Blue, Teal, Yellow and Orange accents, transforming the aggressive modern EQT design into a perfect shoe for trendsetters of all ages. As a whole, the collection is a lighthearted blend of Three Stripes classics and Mini Rodini aesthetic, full of texture, color and seasonal style. Look for the latest adidas x Mini Rodini Collection to release on October 5th, 2017 at select adidas Originals retailers and adidas.com.

KITH x Nike Maestro & Pippen 1's

Ronnie Fieg has finally announced release date information for his four-pair KITH Pippen Collaboration. This Friday, September 29th, both colorways of the Air Maestro 2 will release, while both colorways of the Air Pippen 1 will release a week later on October 6th. In addition to revealing the release dates, Ronnie Fieg revealed some unreleased samples of his first-ever collaboration with Nike, and the colorways clearly depict the mid-90s era, his Queens roots, and a simpler monotone look that KITH is generally known for. Peep the samples here and stay tuned for the first drop of the KITH x Nike shoes this Friday.

New Store Alert: Ronnie Fieg Is Opening a 3-Story Store

Ronnie Fieg is once again planning to extend the scope of his brick and mortar business, and has confirmed that he's working on a new store in an interview with Complex. The Kith founder has not shared many details about what's to come, specifying only that he's opening a three-story space where he'll launch an upcoming line of Kith x Scottie Pippen x Nike sneakers. "There’s not much more I can say about that," Fieg told Complex. "I can say we’re opening a building, we’re gonna leave the rest of the details for another time."

Vans Hits the Non-Traditional Skate Spots of Paris in "CAPITALE"


With its first global snowboarding film on the way, Vans has now joined forces with French video director Thibaut Grevet to document a day in Paris, France with professional skaters Joseph Biais and Val Bauer. In the short one-minute clip above, the video showcases some of the non-traditional skate spots of Paris all filmed on 16mm to bring back a sense of authenticity to the unique city.

KITH x Nike “Take Flight” Capsule Collection

Here’s the official lookbook for the Kith x Nike “Take Flight” collection. Comprised of apparel and footwear, the range derives inspiration from Kith founder Ronnie Fieg’s childhood, where his affinity for Hall of Fame basketball player Scottie Pippen originated, as he and his crew all wore Pippen’s Nike models to stand out and be different. Highlighted by the Nike Air Maestro 2 High and Nike Air Pippen 1, the entire line will release in two deliveries. The first delivery will be the Maestro 2 High’s and apparel, which will release this Friday, September 29, while the second delivery will be the Pippen 1’s and apparel, dropping Friday, October 6, 2017.

FENTY x PUMA Unveils Spring/Summer 2018 Runway Highlights Video

Here's a look at Fenty PUMA‘s Rihanna-guided Spring/Summer 2018 runway show. With RiRi at the helm, Fenty PUMA’s latest outing took inspiration from motocross racing and XXXtreme Sports. A blend of “beach chic” and “motorsport sexy,” the athlesiure presentation features daredevil stunts, giant pink sand dunes and Rihanna herself on a motocross bike, merging the realms of high fashion and sports. Take a look at Fenty PUMA’s Spring/Summer 2018 show

DTLR x New Balance 530 for St.Jude's Hospital

Renowned retailer DTLR has teamed up with New Balance for a good cause; as the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s very first “Urban Retail chain” partner, DTLR is taking part in a new shoe collaboration to support the popular hospital’s medical efforts. With 100% of the profits going towards funding St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, DTLR and New Balance have produced a new Premium Burgundy 530. Outfitted with a high-end suede upper, the new 530 boasts a leather vamp overlay and a vibrant, clean blend of red coloring and gold accents. Staying true to the reason behind its release, the new design also includes a removable hangtang with the official St. Jude logo and a footbed adorned with a custom heart creation. You can take a look at DTLR and New Balance’s new 530 collaboration above, while the product will retail for $130 USD starting this Friday, September 29th.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

SoleFly x Air Jordan 17 Retro Low "Lightning"

It turns out that the Air Jordan 17 Low “Alternate Lightning” colorway is actually an upcoming SoleFly Air Jordan 17 Low collaboration. As a nod to Michael Jordan debuting the “Lightning” Air Jordan 17 Low in the 2002 NBA All-Star Game, SoleFly will be releasing an “Alternate” version this February 2018. The Miami retailer SoleFly, will also be releasing a Jordan Trunner LX High “Lightning” collaboration in November, with this Air Jordan 17 Low as a follow-up for All-Star Weekend. Dressed in a Black, Metallic Silver and Lightning color scheme. We’ve only seen a preview of the collab that features a full Yellow-based upper with Black and Metallic Silver accents. Look for the SoleFly x Air Jordan 17 Low “Lightning” to release in February 2018 at select Jordan Brand retailers.

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Rumor Alert: Air Jordan 11 Retro "Concord" Holiday 2018

Nike, Inc.’s most successful sneaker release in history was last year’s Air Jordan 11 “Space Jam” Retro, a shoe that gripped a nation of feet in all sizes. It proved that as long as the product is strong and the marketing behind it is equally potent, success is imminent. This holiday season, Jordan Brand is skipping the originals and releasing not one, but two brand new colorways of the Jordan 11 shoes, the UNC-themed “Midnight Navy” on Black Friday and the sultry all-red version in December. Nothing’s confirmed thus far, but if the Concord Jordan 11 is indeed set for a return, expect the “updated” Jordan 11 shape, the potential of “45” on the heel, special edition packaging, full family sizes, and perhaps a major marketing campaign

Packer Shoes x J.Crew x ASICS Gel-Lyte III "1907 Collection"

Packer Shoes is front and center as the sneaker boutique celebrates its 110th Anniversary. Yes, a century and a decade in the business. Joining forces with J.Crew, Packer Shoes presents the “1907 Collection” that includes four new iterations in “Dirty Buck” style that were left on the cutting room floor back in 2015, oxblood leather, white buck, navy buck, and charcoal suede. All are lined with premium tan leather and feature the Packer label embroidered onto the medial side of the tongues. Accompanying the “1907 Collection” is a quartet of matching caps by New Era.The release procedure is as follows: this Thursday, September 28th, the J.Crew Mens Liquor Store at 235 W Broadway will release the oxblood and white colorways. On September 29th, the Liquor Store will release the navy and grey colorways. On Saturday, September 30th, the entire set will release on JCrew.com, select J.Crew stores, and Packer Shoes in-store.

New Balance 247 Luxe Knit Pack

The New Balance 247 debuts in its latest Luxe “Knit Pack” that includes three color options dressed in your choice of Black/Olive-Grey, Brown/Tan-Navy and Grey/Purple-Black. While having a trio-color blocking, all three are constructed with a sock-like upper, premium nubuck overlays, and knitted detailing on the toe and collar. You can now find the latest New Balance 247 Luxe Knit Pack available at select New Balance retailers and NewBalance.com.

Nike SF AF-1 Mid "For Baltimore"

Without Baltimore, the Nike Air Force 1 might have faded out of existence. In 1984, two years after its launch, Nike wasn’t planning to continue production of the shoe, but thanks to Baltimore’s enthusiastic wearers, the AF-1 continued to be made. Celebrating the spirit of the city, the Nike Special Field Air Force 1 Mid “For Baltimore” pays homage with B’More detailing, a custom-embroidered strap, an ’84 hangtag and comic-inspired insoles. The shoes come in a box illustrated by artist Ed Piskor, who also created a comic book telling the story of the key players who helped keep the Air Force 1 in production. Look for the Nike SF AF-1 Mid “For Baltimore” to release on September 30th exclusively at Downtown Locker Room in Mondawmin Mall and on Monument Street in Baltimore.

A$AP Nast x Converse One Star Collection Officially Unveiled

The Converse x A$AP Nast Collection features the Converse One Star and Converse Chuck Taylor in addition to a custom Converse t-shirt. The One Star is made with a soft-hued corduroy upper in Arrowhead, extra fuzzy laces, and the model’s iconic star in a Deep Red Dahlia leather. The Chuck Taylor All Star 70 features a plaid outer with two interchangeable fuzzy laces in Egret and Greener Pastures. The phrase “SOMEWHERE IN MID-CENTURY” appears on both the sneaker’s sidewalls, reminding of the era that influences A$AP Nast’s creative direction. The same phrase is also displayed on the front of the T-shirt, available in Cream, Cardinal, and Dark Chocolate. Look for the limited edition Converse x A$AP Nast Collection to release on September 28th at 5PM EST exclusively at the Foot Locker flagship in Times Square.

Big Sean x Champs Sports x PUMA: The Moment


When it was announced this past March that Big Sean had signed a deal with PUMA it came as a surprise to many. The Detroit rapper had been a long time member of the Adidas family, and releases multiple projects with them in the past. His close relationship with Kanye West made the deal even more intriguing because we have seen how Adidas' number one ambassador reacts to his friends and family joining other brands in the past. Although it was met with some initial shock, Sean is ready for what the future holds between himself and PUMA. Check out the video above.

adidas Ultra BOOST 4.0 "Chinese New Year"

After making its debut on the adidas Ultra BOOST 1.0, the Chinese New Year theme is shedding the “multi-color” on the upcoming adidas Ultra BOOST 4.0 in a brand new color-scheme. The new Ultra Boost 4.0, which features a more uniform pinstriped Primeknit pattern on the upper, combines a blazing hot red/orange tone with a dark grey with a special graphic laid on the sock-liner as well as the laces of the shoes. Would the Ultra Boost 4.0 CNY have benefited from the popular “multi-color” arrangement, or are you glad that adidas is going a different route for this year’s offering? A release is likely happening in early 2018.

adidas Basketball Jim Gatto Charged in NCAA Corruption Scandal

adidas Hoops’ Director of Global Marketing Jim Gatto is one of the ten individuals charged in a massive corruption scandal within college basketball. The FBI claims that adidas’ Gatto paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to funnel top prospects to adidas sponsored colleges, including college sports powerhouse Louisville. In FBI documents, Gatto conspired with several individuals on a massive illegal bribery scheme, which included an attempt to pay one player and his family $100,000 to get him to a school of Gatto’s choice. Another player was paid $150,000 with the expectation that the player would sign with Adidas when he went to the NBA. There’s no telling just how far back Gatto’s bribes have gone, and if he’s had any influence on adidas’ current roster of athletes.

NCAA coaches among 10 arrested for corruption

9:59 AM ET Jeff BorzelloESPN Staff Writer Close Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. NEW YORK -- Federal prosecutors have announced charges of fraud and corruption in college basketball, including against four coaches. The coaches work at Oklahoma State, Auburn University, Arizona and the University of Southern California.

Former YEEZY Designer Salehe Bembury Will Be Versace’s New Head of Sneaker Design

According to sources, it appears as though footwear design maverick Salehe Bembury has taken his talents over to luxury design house Versace to spearhead its sneaker division. The enigmatic artist has, over the years, worked with a handful of noted brands, including direct-to-consumer label, GREATS, as well as Kanye’s YEEZY line, developing both its Season 3 and Season 4 collections, respectively. As the new Head of Sneaker Design, the high-fashion imprint will surely bank on Bembury’s grassroots streetwear styling, in hopes of turning new sets of eyes over in its direction. While Bembury has yet to announce an official statement, be sure to check back as the story unfolds.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Nike Vandal High Supreme OG

This past August, Nike announced that it will reissue the beloved Vandal High Supreme in its original colorway when it debuted back in the 1980s. This time around, the high-top hoop sneaker gets an official release date. The shoe is predominately draped in metallic silver alongside red details on the classic leather Swoosh, heel tab, and tongue. Moreover, royal blue tones are embellished on the ankle strap with a crisp white rubber midsole and tonal black outsole for an all-around, balanced look. Check out the photo above and expect the Nike Vandal High Supreme OG to launch at Nike’s official website and select retailers this October 1st.

Take Flight by Kith x Nike

The game hasn't changed. The way it's played has. Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen explores the evolution of basketball and his role in its development, beginning in the mid-1990's and ending with a glimpse into the present day. Check out the video below.

The New Day Goes Sneaker Shopping With Complex


The painful childhood trip to Payless to purchase new sneakers is a relatable tale to adult collectors. In the latest episode of Sneaker Shopping, which features WWE trio The New Day, wrestler Kofi Kingston remembers how one of those trips ended in embarrassment for him. Kingston secured a pair sneakers that looked like Larry Johnson's Converse Aero Jam from Payless as a youth, which were at first celebrated and then derided by his peers. "I'm walking around, everyone's like, talking about these awesome shoes I have on my feet," Kingston recounts, "and then lunchtime came around and people got a closer look. We used to call 'em—no-name brand shoes, we used to call 'em 'bobos'". At lunchtime he was called out for his bobos, an episode that prompted him to throw the imitation Converse away when he got home. Watch Kingston, the rest of New Day, and surprise guest Wale talk sneakers in the video above.

Stevey Ryder Talks About the Legacy of Nike Air Max 1 OG


For the re-release of the Nike Air Max 1 OG, the folks at Footpatrol linked up with Air Max aficionado Stevey Ryder to talk about Air Max 1, its legacy and provided a look at his personal collection. He recalls that the Air Max 1 is “the one” and how Europeans love that shoe. Ryder reveals that his favorite pair is the OG red and whites. Watch the interview above.

Supreme x Nike Air Humara ’17

Supreme and Nike are going into the archive to bring back the classic Nike Air Humara that was originally designed by Peter Fogg back in 1998. This upcoming Supreme x Nike Air Humara will release in a total of four colorways, three neon pairs and one in a “Triple Black” color scheme. Supreme branding appears on the forefoot, tongues, and back pull tabs, along with “World” and “Famous” on the heels. No exact word on a release date, but the Supreme Nike Air Humara ’17 Collection is expected to release as part of Supreme’s FW17 lineup.

Air Jordan 6 Pinnacle “Saturday Night Live”

Jordan Brand is set to release their Air Jordan 6 Pinnacle SNL inspired by the Flight Jacket worn by Michael Jordan during his appearance on Saturday Night Live back in 1991. Dubbed, the “Saturday Night Live” rendition. This Air Jordan 6 features a premium satin-like Olive Green upper paired with Black accents on the toe, heel and collar. Quilted patterns appear on the sides, while sitting atop a translucent outsole. Additional details include Black lacelocks, embroidered Jumpman on the lace guard and housed in a graphic MJ-inspired poster box design. Look for the Air Jordan 6 Pinnacle “Saturday Night Live” to release on September 28th at select Jordan Brand retailers and Nike.com.

Nike Air VaporMax Laceless "Grey/Black"

After getting a few sneak peeks at Nike‘s upcoming Air VaporMax Laceless, Instagram sneaker photographer @sneakerprophet_ has shared another image of the anticipated model. The photo showcases a grey and black colorway of the runner with a similar Flyknit construction to the original VaporMax silhouette, of course now the shoelaces have been replaced with a thick elastic band with Swoosh branding. The grey tones hit the upper, while the black encompasses the unique and signature VaporMax Air unit. The Nike Air VaporMax Laceless is set to hit Nike retailers in early 2018.

Kanye West Steps out in Never-Before-Seen adidas YEEZY BOOST 700 Wave Runners

The current king of dad fashion, Kanye West, was spotted rocking an unreleased pair of his latest adidas YEEZY BOOST 700 Wave Runners. Unlike the blue-accented “Gray/Chalk White/Core Black” colorway that was offered for pre-order in August, this iteration sports a mix of lighter shades of grey and muted green tones. The shades are then complimented with neon orange accents on the midsole and a gum rubber outsole. So far there is no further information or release date on this colorway of adidas YEEZY BOOST 700 Wave Runner, but for those who have already pre-ordered the “Gray/Chalk White/Core Black” model can expect the sneakers sometime in November.

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New Balance 580 Receives an Outdoor-Inspired Rework for Fall

The New Balance 580 makes its return in a fall-friendly color scheme. The uppers take on a multi-textile construction in various hues, including statement brown suede, pops of navy found on the toe box, tongue and heel collar, while additional hits of brown cast in leather makes its way onto the side panel branding and heel tab. The new design is up for grabs now at select New Balance retailers for a price of $130 USD. Check out more detailed photos after the jump.

Virgil Abloh Reveals Custom Off-White x Nike Zoom FlyVirgil Abloh Reveals Custom Off-White™ x Nike Zoom Fly

Elite marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge showed the world once again why he’s the best at his craft after taking first place at this year’s Berlin Marathon. With the world record of 2 hours, 2 minutes and 57 seconds in his sights, the Kenyan runner fell just shy of the mark, finishing the 42-kilometer race in 2:03.32. Despite not being able to claim the record for himself this time around, it was still a very impressive showing from Kipchoge. After the race concluded, Off-White™ founder Virgil Abloh took to Instagram to pay tribute to the marathon runner. Abloh added Kipchoge’s race time of 2:03.32 onto a custom Off-White™ x Nike Zoom Fly SP runner within quotation marks, one of his signature design traits. Check out Abloh’s custom design for yourself after the jump.

adidas Extends Its Partnership With the University of Kansas

With the NCAA football season already in full swing and both men’s and women’s basketball right around the corner, the University of Kansas has announced that it has extended its partnership with adidas for the near future. According to a statement put out by the university, the German clothing brand will supply uniforms, apparel, and accessories across all men’s and women’s athletic programs for the Jawhawks through 2031. Mark King, president of adidas North America, says the two parties share a common vision and that the partnership is a natural fit.

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A$AP Nast x Converse One Star Collaboration

Not to be left out of the race for celebrity co-signs, Converse is apparently bringing in ASAP Nast to lend his touch to the red hot One Star. His touch sees the archive low-top reupholstered in golden corduroy, revealing premium leather Star Chevron logos in red. White laces and vulcanized tooling bring a bit of balance to what will likely be a sought after release. Nast says the One Stars are coming soon, but hasn't yet announced the release date.

The New York Knicks Agree to Trade Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder

The New York Knicks have agreed to trade forward Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder. League sources told ESPN over the weekend that the 33-year old veteran will be joining the Thunder in exchange for center Enes Kanter, forward Doug McDermott and a second-round pick in the 2018 NBA draft. The news of the trade comes after months of speculation and multiple trade requests from Anthony. It was reported earlier this week that Anthony gave Knicks management a list of teams he was willing to waive his no-trade clause for, including the Houston Rockets and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Congrats #HoodieMELO

Jordan Brand Celebrates Maya Moore With New Collection

Maya Moore will go down as one of the most decorated athletes in professional basketball history, and she’s even quite done with her portfolio. She has multiple championships on the collegiate level as well as in the WNBA and in China, while her personal accolades include league MVP and Finals MVP.Next weekend, Jordan Brand will recognize her accomplishments with an exclusive set of footwear that highlight all things Maya. The Air Jordan 10 and Air Jordan 1 are both accented with her favorite color of Fuschia Flash, but what makes these extra personal is her personal Maya Moore PE logo on the heel and Colossians 3:23 embroidered onto the heel pull-tab of the Air Jordan 10.Both options are set to release on Nike.com on September 30th.

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Ronnie Fieg x Scottie Pippen Recreate a Classic Nike Ad Campaign

Ronnie Fieg finally unveiled more of his Kith x Scottie Pippen x Nike sneakers on Friday morning, calling back to Nike ads of the mid-1990s while doing so. He posted images of four sneakers from the pack on social media, each paired with a phone number. Upon calling the phone number, a pre-recorded message from Pippen plays. In it, the Chicago Bulls legend says that he's busy, and urges the caller to send a text instead. A text yields links to Google Photos folders pertaining to each of the shoes that show them in full detail. Fieg has not announced sneaker release date information for the Kith x Pippen x Nike pack. Readers can explore the detailed images for each by clicking the links, after the jump.