The LunarGrand Saddle is refreshed for Spring 2013 with the use of high-contrast materials and an updated color-scheme in birch/black suede/orange pop. Cushioned with Nike Lunarlon Technology for ultimate comfort, the latest from Cole Haan can be purchased online at the Cole Haan for $ 248 USD.
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ASICS and its classic Gel line sees another release for its Saga silhouette, this time in a striking royal, white and neon colorway. The sneaker makes use of an equal blend of royal blue and white throughout its upper of suede and mesh, as well as its sole unit, while hits of neon yellow are found on the tongue tab, collar, outsole and the outer lining of the classic ASICS vamp stripes. The ASICS Gel Saga Royal/White/Neon retails for €118 EUR (approximately $ 133 USD) at retailers such as Titolo.
The season may be over for Kobe Bryant, but his gifts to the game go far beyond him playing on the court. Unveiled officially today, the Nike Kobe X sees the latest chapter in his storied signature series.
Designed by the great Eric Avar, the mastermind behind some of the most memorable models for Kobe, Penny, GP and countless others, the Kobe X is based on transparency and functionality, showcasing a multitude of performance-driven tech in the most minimal of manners.
The model’s midsole features Lunarlon cushioning with Nike Free inspired grooves to aid natural motion. On top of that, a heel Zoom Air unit enhances the responsive ride. This is all visible with a clear outsole that Nike is dubbing as its best traction system yet, denoted by nodules that mimic the treads of performance race car tires.
Continuing to evolve on the upper, the Kobe X debuts an open-weave textile that draws from the pattern and strength of sharkskin. A mesh bootie caters to comfort and ventilation, with nubuck taking to the tongue. Lastly, nods to Kobe’s Achilles injury are denoted on the left heel. This also serves as the muse for the introductory “5 AM Flight” colorway, which corresponds to his Vine of an early morning jump off a 40-foot diving platform, signifying his perseverance and ability to face fears head on.
Check out detailed photos of the Nike Kobe X “5 AM Flight” below and look for this colorway to launch on February 7th.
Nike Kobe X “5 AM Flight”
Release Date: February 7, 2015
adidas Originals and New York retailer-turned-label Opening Ceremony have released the first look at their second collaborative collection for Spring 2013, releasing this bright striped take on the “Rod Laver Vintage Hi”. Available in two brightly-patterned striped motifs, the sneaker is also offered in straight black or white colorways for those that don’t need the extra attention. Expect these to drop at select adidas Originals retailers soon.
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After being tantalized over the past 10 days by Nike’s campaign for the 10th iteration of the Kobe silhouette, we are finally offered a look at the Kobe X. Featuring 10 elements, starting with the “Mamba Shark Jaw,” which refers to the seamless textile upper inspired by shark skin, it’s evident that every aspect of the design pays tribute to the Black Mamba’s strength and aggressive style of play on the court. Additionally, the sneaker’s hybrid cushioning is made possible by the combination of Nike’s proprietary Lunarlon technology and Free-inspired sipping grooves, as well as the Zoom Air unit at the heel. A standout feature is the advanced traction system, aptly dubbed “Mamba Race Car,” which offers up a tread similar to what is found on performance racecar tires with its hundreds of nodules that grip and splay at high speeds. With its official unveiling today, the Kobe X is pegged for a February 7 release.
With Super Bowl XLIX occurring this Sunday the bevy of intriguing footwear set to be donned by a variety of players is vast. With the likes of Jordan Brand athlete Earl Thomas and Nike endorser Darrelle Revis controlling their respective secondaries, we may need to even elicit the help of our very own George Kiel with the potential kicks that will be displayed on Sunday. So with that notion in mind, we decided to take a look at some of the best sneaker moments in Super Bowl history in the latest edition of Gridiron Kicks Spotlight. To see for yourself, flip through the pages below to let us know your favorite Super Bowl memory involving iconic kicks.
Super Bowl XXIV: Ronnie Lott
Ronnie Lott was Kam Chancellor before Kam ever patrolled a secondary on the gridiron. Lott’s ferocious nature and incredible tackling ability made him a force to be reckoned with in the 49ers’ secondary for years. Rumor has it that Lott even allowed for the severance of his own finger to get back into a game during his illustrious playing career. With those notions provided, you can imagine how John Elway and company felt in Super Bowl XXIV as they took on the 49ers. In what would become a blowout in favor of the 49ers, Lott would start and contribute heavily while rocking this black and varsity red colorway of the Air Jordan 4.