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CONFIRMED: Foot Locker $200 Gift Card Giveaway is Fake

If a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

This afternoon a special offer spread virally across social media trending on Twitter and other mediums offering a $ 200 Foot Locker Giftcard that’s required only getting five other people to sign up and spread the word.

We reached out to our contacts at Foot Locker which they indicated they were aware of this offer pleading across social media, but confirmed that it is not legitimate.


UPDATE // Sean Wotherspoon x Nike Air Max 97/1 Hybrid Release Info

Following some slight confusion, we now have official release details regarding the highly anticipated Sean Wotherspoon x Nike Air Max 97/1 Hybrid.

Reaching out to clear it up, the Sean Wotherspoon x Nike Air Max 97/1 will release first come, first serve on November 21st at Need Supply. This pre-launch shows love to Richmond, VA and the birthplace of the Round Two movement. Not to fret though, sneakerheads from far and wide will have their chance to cop the funky hybrid on Air Max Day 2018.

Long story short? First come, first serve for the good people in VA on November 21st. Official launch date for the rest of the world on Air Max Day 2018.

Sean Wotherspoon x Nike Air Max 97/1

Release Date: November 21, 2017
Price: $ 160


Revenue for Adidas in the US Continues to Grow

Back in September, adidas surpassed Brand Jordan to become the No. 2 sneaker brand in America. And building on that success, adidas has reportedly continued to increase sales and revenue in North America.

Topping $ 1 billion, adidas’ revenue in North America increased by 31 percent for the quarter. Of note, e-commerce sales were up by 39 percent.

Also as part of their “Creating the New” business strategy, adidas plans to open a new office in downtown Los Angeles in 2018. This office will focus on influencer marketing and also be the home for sales, editorial and social teams.

“We really want to make the brand come alive using assets, events and athletes in that city,” Adidas’ Mark King said. “Opening an office downtown, and having a dedicated group to work with all of our assets and events that happen in Los Angeles, will allow us to really bring the adidas brand to life.”


Maha Amsterdam Opens New Location Today

In Europe? Well if you are and didn’t have plans today now you do. Maha Amsterdam is opening the doors to a new location with more space and bigger activations. Teaming up with Nike on their Force is Female campaign, the next chapter in their retail story is bigger and better, continuing to offer more options for ladies in beautiful new ways.

Still on the same street, peep their new address below as well as their latest editorial with the Swoosh.

Maha Amsterdam

Vijzelstraat 129
1017HJ Amsterdam

Photographer: Yavez Anthonio
Stylist: Boy Frey
MUAH: Nina Engelberts
Model: Avalon Imana
Production: Saskia van Hofwegen


UNBOXING // UCLA Under Armour Drive 4 Low PE


In celebration of the new partnership between UCLA and Under Armour, the largest footwear and apparel sponsorship at 15 years worth $ 280 Million, Nice Kicks unboxes a special pair of PE sneakers only given to the Bruins Mens and Women Basketball teams. The series started out as the ‘ClutchFit Drive’ in 2014 and was first debuted by Stephen Curry during the playoffs in his first season with the brand. Now, the Drive 4 Low is Under Armour’s newest statement level performance sneaker worn by NBA athletes such as Terrance Ferguson and more.

Grab a detailed unboxing of the UCLA Under Armour Drive 4 Low PE above and keep an eye out on for a potential future release.


Oklahoma University Partners with Jordan Brand

Joining the Jumpman like Michigan and North Carolina before, the Oklahoma Sooners are now a Jordan Brand school for both football and basketball. The logo is set to debut on said sports’ uniforms at the start of the 2018-19 season. The partnership was announced on campus today by Sooner star and JB endorser Blake Griffin.

Keep it locked to Nice Kicks for more information regarding this partnership and look for JB x OU gear to hit retail next summer.

Blake Griffin in his Air Jordan 11 Oklahoma PE circa 2016 in Norman, Okla. (Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman)

Source: Sooner Sports


Supreme Week 12 // Bangers, Sleepers & Duds

The Gmail was looking grim Monday morning because this week’s Supreme newsletter entailed a mere two skate decks. The collaboration streak of fire had simmered down to hot coals, but like a phoenix from the ashes, the streak erupted again in flames. Lo and Behold! The ‘Preme gods have showered us with blessings of lookbook collaborations as well as a collab from the trusted Levi Strauss & Co., in order to sanctify them from their lackluster skateboards.

Or… in lamens terms…

The decks are wack but Supreme gave us some hot fire to keep their collaboration streak alive.

Let’s Get It!



Supreme has teamed up with the authentic boxing brand, “The Choice of Champions,” Everlast to bring us an iconic boxing robe of epic proportions. The boxing robe is constructed entirely of satin, including satin patches and a cut and sewn Supreme spell out on the back. This isn’t a piece that can be worn out and about unless you are just that wavy, but it is a great addition to the collection for any fan of both boxing and Supreme. It may be hard to justify the estimated retail of $ 170 (over twice the amount of a regular Everlast boxing robe) however its worth noting that the Everlast Punching bag that retailed at $ 550 now sells for around five times its value, which justifies the hype.

The wearable banger this week is the perfect staple for the “Saved By The Bell” fit you’ve been waiting to get off this fall. The Supreme x Champion Color Blocked Jacket comes equipped with nearly every essential fall color, making it very adaptable to your wardrobe this season.

The jacket is constructed primarily of nylon with ribbed cuffs, waist and a quilted silk lining sure to keep you warm as we get into the winter months.

On the back, this piece is finished with a nylon appliqué “Supreme” spell out just so everyone knows this wasn’t a jacket you found at the Rose Bowl Flea Market. This jacket will retail at an estimated $ 190.


While we have seen several puffy jackets release already this season — and they have carried both a heavy price tag and a ton of hype along with them — this Fuck Jacquard Puffy Jacket brings the same level of oddity as the Stone Island jacket from week 7 with it’s all over print, and wearable colorways as The North Face puffy jacket did without the mountain of hype as the aforementioned collabs. This week’s puffer is constructed of a jacquard polyester blend with the same quilted down fill found in nearly all puffy jackets. Retail will be around $ 350 which is a third of the price of the previous puffy jackets pieces this season.

The Cozy Boy sleeper of the week is the Polartec Deep Pile Sweatpant. Made entirely of Polartec 300 Fleece these sweatpants will be by far the most comfortable sweats you purchase this season. Not only will these keep you warm and comfortable the textured fleece adds a level of fashion not found in your everyday sweatpants. Coming in a plethora of colors, the pants can be paired with whatever hoodie you currently have in your closet, as well as the Jaquard Puffy Jacket mentioned above. These minimally branded pants will retail at an estimated $ 130.


Where the Supreme x Champion Color Blocked Jacket does an excellent job of being unique, the rest of this week’s Champions collaboration doesn’t do much to separate it from being a piece that you can find at your local Urban Outfitters. The Supreme branding on the neck just doesn’t do enough to warrant the $ 170 price tag that the Supreme x Champion Stacked C Hooded Sweatshirt is estimated to have. The Stacked C 5 Panel sat earlier this season (by Supreme standards) so expect the rest of the collaboration to flop as well.

Art can be created and interpreted in an infinite amount of ways, but at times it doesn’t seem to make sense or serve a purpose. The art found on Supreme’s skate decks this week was created by Cindy Sherman, a New Jersey woman who uses her self-portraits to create pieces that explore female stereotypes.

The art featured on the decks are fractions taken from larger works from Sherman. While the subject matter of each piece is subjective there is one fact about the artist that brings a negative mood to the work. Sherman has used blackface in some of her previous works, making this collaboration a dud. Retail for the decks will be around $ 60 if that’s where you decide to spend your money.

How to Cop

Same as it ever was.

EU, US, and Online drops tomorrow Novemeber 9th.

Japan drops Saturday November 11th.

Good Luck!


Xbox One X x Under Armour Curry 4 “More Power” VIP Kit // Closer Look

Working together, Under Armour and Microsoft have teamed up to uniquely celebrate the release of the Curry 4 and Xbox One X, which are both dropping on the same date. By combining forces, the two companies have created the Xbox One X x Under Armour Curry 4 “More Power” VIP Kit, which includes a matte black version of the gaming system and the Warriors superstar’s signature shoe.

This VIP iteration of the Curry 4 was customized by noted sneaker artist Mache Custom Kicks and features a matte black colorway that is accented by a metallic green circuitry design. UA and Curry branding as well as Xbox’s logo is prominently featured on the side. A complimentary colored white outsole completes the look of this special edition of Curry’s signature shoe.

Besides for the Curry 4, the VIP kit includes a similar themed Xbox One X console, a Xbox-themed suitcase and a host of other accessories like Xbox Staance socks. And while this all sounds amazing, the VIP kit was only given out to a small number of select recipients and unfortunately won’t be sold to the public.


Nike KDX “Veteran’s Day” // Release Date

Arguably one of Kevin Durant’s best signature models to date, his tenth with Nike Basketball continues to shine in Flyknit construction and plenty of worthy themes. Later this month, this forthcoming pair will honor our veterans.

Outfitted in a militaristic aesthetic seen through a lens of an olive-green upper and black accents, the November 11 release of this Nike KDX “Veteran’s Day” is in line with the upcoming holiday. Grab an official look below let us know if you plan to cop.

Nike KDX “Veteran’s Day”

Style #: 897817-002
Release Date: November 11, 2017
Price: $ 150

Nike KDX "Veteran's Day"
Nike KDX “Veteran’s Day”
Nike KDX "Veteran's Day"
Nike KDX “Veteran’s Day”
Nike KDX "Veteran's Day"
Nike KDX “Veteran’s Day”
Nike KDX "Veteran's Day"
Nike KDX “Veteran’s Day”
Nike KDX "Veteran's Day"
Nike KDX “Veteran’s Day”


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