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Nike Zoom Fly SP “Chicago” // Release Date

After months of scarcity that left many unsure just how available the Zoom Fly SP would be when they did release, Nike is putting thoughts of super limited releases to bed with multiple drops this month and next. This pair in honor of the Chicago Marathon is due to drop early next month.

Dressed in Taupe Grey and Obsidian, the shoe is set to release on October 5 with a retail price of $ 150. Grab a better look below and check out the custom pair Virgil made for marathoner Eluid Kipchoge.

Nike Zoom Fly SP “Chicago”

Colorway: Taupe/Obsidian
Release Date: October 5, 2017
Price: $ 150

Nike Zoom Fly SP "Chicago"
Nike Zoom Fly SP “Chicago”
Nike Zoom Fly SP "Chicago"
Nike Zoom Fly SP “Chicago”
Nike Zoom Fly SP "Chicago"
Nike Zoom Fly SP “Chicago”


North Carolina Has A Mid & Low Air Jordan XXXII PE This Season

words // Nick DePaula: 

As the alma mater of Michael Jordan and his brand’s featured basketball program, it’s no surprise that the University of North Carolina is receiving its own custom edition of the latest Air Jordan flagship sneaker.

Somehow now thirty-two models into the series, the Tar Heels were finessed with both a mid and low-cut option of the new Air Jordan XXXII. Unveiled on Twitter by UNC freshman forward Shea Rush, the pairs were well shot in the team’s players lounge, showcasing an all Carolina Low and a balanced White / Carolina Mid. Each pair is expected to be an exclusive just for the team’s players, but we’ll of course keep you updated if a release is on deck.

Check each pair of the UNC Air Jordan XXXII PE out below, and let us know your thoughts on Twitter.


Remembering Gary Warnett

The tragic news of the passing of Gary Warnett has hit many in the footwear world today. More than one of the greatest story tellers and historians in our business, he was a very good friend loved by many around the globe.

Gary’s passion for sneakers, the history, and the people in the business was practically unmatched by anyone. His depth of knowledge and connection between products and culture made for some of the greatest conversations one could ever experience. His vast depth of knowledge came to life with his incredible skills as a writer. When you saw a post “by Gary Warnett,” you knew it was going to be a great experience as a reader no matter the subject of the piece.

Today has been a sad one to say the very least. Gary will be forever loved and remembered by so many – a true legend.

Below are some memories shared by people today about Gary. I would like to keep this open for others to share a few words about him. Please feel free to email me at [email protected].


The first time I met Gary Warnett was, of course, at a sneaker event. It was at the Los Angeles launch for Eric Koston’s first Nike signature shoe, back in 2011.

We’d known of and even known each other much longer than that, through e-mails and blog posts in those pre-Twitter days. Gary was the guy to ask about any bit of sneaker esoterica, and even if he didn’t have the exact answer you needed, you’d undoubtedly learn something. In an industry desperately lacking context, where retro product was seemingly launched at random, Gary was the ultimate contextualizer, able to discuss in equal detail a particular sneaker, the clothes it complemented, the movies it appeared in, or the obscure hip-hop tracks that dropped around the same time. His blog, Gwarizm, was and is an invaluable source written in his inimitable style, tying together the most disparate topics.

His writing illuminated, and the sneakers he worked on—whether you knew it or not—also told stories.

He was one of a kind. He will be missed.

–Russ Bengtson


The world lost an incredible man.

First things first, Gary was above all things a true gentleman. He was such a wonderful and genuine person that I had the great pleasure to call a friend for so many years.

Secondly, Gary was one of the most talented writers ever. Any piece he wrote was always such a pleasure to read. Not only were his pieces always so solid with facts, but they were presented in such a great way that made reading them so enjoyable.

Lastly, this man was a scholar and guru of all things fresh.  Practically no one knew as much about sneakers as him – no one.

– DJ Clark Kent


Gary was one of the most knowledgable and insightful people I have ever met, and was also one of the most personable too.

He was one of the few heroes in the sneaker world that I had never met for so many years and was so grateful for the opportunity to cross paths with him. It was almost like a fanboy moment for me meeting him because he really was just such an incredible person who I had respected and admired for so many years.

Even though I wasn’t very close to him, as a fan of his work and having met him a couple times it impacts me so much. And I think it says so much about him that it had that effect on me.

Rest in peace, Gary.

– Jacques Slade

Gary Warnett – “There will be no half measures, ever — little else is certain” – Gary was one of the first people we spoke to No.One about, his enthusiasm and support meant a lot to us at a time when this was just an idea. – He came on and worked with us to write the No.One System manifesto. I remember the first time I read it I got goosebumps. He had perfectly encapsulated the vision and system. Nailed it in 5 beautiful paragraphs. – We continue to work with him till today. He made an indelible mark on No.One just like he left a mark on this culture he loved. Can’t believe he’s gone but he leaves behind a legacy of knowledge and passion. – No half measures and little else is certain. This means more to me today then it did yesterday. Thank you Gary.

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RIP to a pioneer. By the time I had met Gary, his reputation proceeded him. @airrev couldn’t have been more on point. Gary was literally salt of the earth. When it came to this industry, his knowledge, acumen and downright care for the what ifs and whys were unparalleled. Gary was Einstein. Gary cared about the past, but more importantly how to properly curate the future. We, and the industry are weakened. May his family only have blessings going forward and his memory be one we all carry forward in our day to day.

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Rest in power to this goddamn sneaker savant. At one time he referred to me, @operatoremz and @chris_hall_antiques as a “trinity of footwear jedis.” If that’s true, then @gwarizm is the Yoda of the game. Life is too short. Wear your damn shoes.

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Down from jump / you will be missed r.i.p. #visualmaintenance #officiallimited

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My heart aches and tears fall at reading every message, insta, Twitter, Facebook and blog post and I’m sure there are many more to come. Our world will never be the same again without Gary Warnett. A genuine scholar in culture, a true genius and an incredibly beautiful mind who can NEVER be replaced. Never have I felt so much sadness in my life before today. Let’s remember everything great about this man…it was an absolute pleasure and privilege working with you mate. RIP Gary Warnett aka GWARIZM aka GWAR aka my friend…I miss you so much ❤️

Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 “Sport Royal” Drops Very Soon

Another Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 is set to release before the end of the month. The “Sport Royal” style that we previewed back in summer is due in stores before the end of the week.

The self-lacing shoe priced at $ 720 comes in a glowing blue, white, and black palette which stands as easily the most colorful style to date.

Look for the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 “Sport Royal” on September 30.

Nike HyperAdapt 1.0

Colorway: Sport Royal/Blue Lagoon-Black
Release Date: September 30, 2017
Price: $ 720


Nike Air Max 1 “Anniversary” Lands on Nike SNKRS Tomorrow

After its initial release this past March for Air Max Day and a subsequent release last week at high-end boutiques, the Nike Air Max 1 “Anniversary” returns once more tomorrow morning on SNKRS.

Only the “University Red” pair will be re-releasing tomorrow at 10am EST in further celebration of the silhouette’s 30th anniversary. You can grab them tomorrow morning here.

Nike Air Max 1 “Anniversary”

Colorway: White/University Red-Neutral Grey-Black
Style #: 908375-103
Release Date: September 26, 2017
Price: $ 140

Nike Air Max 1 "Anniversary"
Nike Air Max 1 “Anniversary”


Kanye West Debuts New adidas Yeezy Wave Runner 700 Colorway

That look isn’t Blue Steel but his shoes just might be Steel Blue. Yup, there’s a new adidas Yeezy Wave Runner 700 and to no surprise Kanye West has it first.

Spotted out and about, this new makeup relies on the same mix of mesh and leather with cool blue hues contrasting earthy tones. A nice change of pace from the edgier, more athletic look that launched for pre-order just weeks ago.

Peep ’em on Ye below and keep it locked to NK for release details.

Source: Hypebeast


Another “Multicolor” Nike Air VaporMax Has Surfaced

A Nike Air VaporMax “Multicolor” released earlier this year in Japan as a regional exclusive many thought would never see the light of day in the States. And to our knowledge, they won’t. But this ringer just might, and apparently very soon.

Exploring a very similar look and feel to the aforementioned release, a grey Flyknit upper is surrounded by a rainbow-like wrap just above the VaporMax sole unit. Release details for this new Nike Air VaporMax “Multicolor” haven’t yet been revealed. Stay tuned for more.

Nike Air VaporMax "Multicolor"
Nike Air VaporMax “Multicolor”
Nike Air VaporMax "Multicolor"
Nike Air VaporMax “Multicolor”
Nike Air VaporMax "Multicolor"
Nike Air VaporMax “Multicolor”



Mastermind World x adidas EQT Collection Drops Next Week

Joining ’90s EQT aesthetics and utilitarian ethos, Mastermind World and adidas today debut a new collaboration that equally speaks to Japanese visual aesthetics and sporting heritage.

Featuring the EQT Support Ultra and EQT Support 93/17 in Black and Mystery Ink colorways, the material centric collection is filled with Mastermind’s famed skull and crossbones branding alongside leather, mesh, and stretch-textile fabrics. This union of retro sporting cues and Japanese sensibility births a modern contemporary allure to the collection, encapsulating multiple genres and themes.

Expect the Mastermind World x adidas EQT collection on September 29 at select adidas retailers.

Mastermind World x adidas EQT Collection

Release Date: September 29, 2017


Kick & Roll Open Gym is Coming to Sneaker Week PDX

In Portland for Sneaker Week? Good call. If you’ve got shoes and a little bit of game, best bet is to get out to the Kick & Roll Open Gym this Saturday. While hoopers and heat rockers in Texas, Philly and LA are familiar with the sneaker themed b-ball session, the Pacific Northwest will get its first taste for the footwear festivities.

Click here to register.


adidas NMD XR1 “Leather Pack” // Preview

Considerably slow where traction in concerned following a strong start to the year, the adidas NMD XR1 looks to pick up steam this fall with a tricolored leather pack.

Featuring black, white, and grey iterations, each model highlights leather midfoot cage construction and a matching heel tab to coincide with its tonal upper. The latter in grey can also be identified by its color Boost cushioning.

No release details for the adidas NMD XR1 “Leather Pack” are currently available. Stay tuned to Nice Kicks for more.

adidas NMD XR1 "Leather Pack"
adidas NMD XR1 “Leather Pack”

adidas NMD XR1 “Leather Pack”
adidas NMD XR1 "Leather Pack"
adidas NMD XR1 “Leather Pack”

Source: Bouncin


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