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Under Armour Harper 3 Celebrates Father’s Day

With Father’s Day being on Sunday, Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper will hit the field with a special edition of his signature Under Armour Harper 3 that pays homage to his dad.

Since Harper’s dad was his “superhero” growing up, his Father’s Day cleats honors his father by featuring a comic strip graphic on the toebox, heel and cleated outsole. The heel also has a speech bubble that says “______ is My Hero!!,” which allows Harper and other wearers to actually write the name of their father in the blank space.  Besides for the comic strip detailing, the cleats sport a bright blue colorway with matching laces.

Look for Harper to wear his Father’s Day cleats on Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays.


Under Armour Harper 3

Under Armour Harper 3

Under Armour Harper 3

Under Armour Harper 3

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Nike Air VaporMax 97 “Grape” // Release Date

Continuing to release new iterations of the sleek Nike Air VaporMax 97, the latest version of the silhouette comes in “Grape” color scheme.

Featuring hues of purple, white, aqua and silver, like other versions of the VaporMax 97 this one has an upper constructed from leather and mesh. 3M reflective accents and a grape-colored VaporMax sole completes the look of the sneaker.

Releasing on June 21, the Nike Air VaporMax 97 “Grape” will be available at select retailers like Sneaker Politics for $ 190.


Nike Air VaporMax 97 “Grape”

Nike Air VaporMax 97 “Grape”

Nike Air VaporMax 97 “Grape”

Nike Air VaporMax 97 “Grape”

Nike Air VaporMax 97 “Grape”

Nike Air VaporMax 97 “Grape”

Nike Air VaporMax 97 “Grape”

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Marvin Bagley III Becomes 1st NBA Player To Sign With Puma In 20 Years

At Duke, Marvin Bagley rocked Nikes and became one of the top players in his class and will be a top pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. Bagley however, will switch from the Swoosh to PUMA once he actually enters the NBA.

That’s right, Bagley is going to be hooping in PUMAs in the NBA. Bagley will become the first player to wear PUMA since 1998, when Vince Carter played in them. But Bagley isn’t just going to be playing in PUMAs, he also is signing a massive deal with the company.

According to The Athletic’s Jon Krawczynski, Bagley will sign a five-year deal with PUMA. Bagley’s deal with PUMA will be the largest rookie sneaker contract since Kevin Durant with Nike.

Durant’s first deal with Nike was for seven years, $ 60 million. So while Bagley’s deal is two years fewer than Durant’s and not yet disclosed, he apparently is going to be making a lot more money per year.

Krawczynski also reports that PUMA is “negotiating with other draft picks” and may possibly sign a few more soon-to-be rookies to sneaker deals. If that happens, then perhaps PUMA may be the next big sneaker player in the NBA landscape.

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BILLY’S x Vans Classic Slip-On “Off The Wall Check” // Coming Soon

Vans and Japanese sneaker retailer BILLY’S are making the “Off the Wall” mantra a more literal slogan by highlighting the checkerboard Classic Slip-On with a series of labels featuring the aforementioned phrase throughout the upper. Set on a crisp white midsole, a black heel collar adds a subtle contrast that accents the California-inspired silhouette nicely.

The BILLY’S Vans Classic Slip-On “Off The Wall Check” is expected to release this Saturday, June 16 at BILLY’S online shop.

BILLY’S Vans Classic Slip-On “Off The Wall Check”

BILLY'S Vans Classic Slip-On "Off The Wall Check"
BILLY’S Vans Classic Slip-On “Off The Wall Check”
BILLY'S Vans Classic Slip-On "Off The Wall Check"
BILLY’S Vans Classic Slip-On “Off The Wall Check”

 

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The World Cup is Returning to North America

Before this summer’s World Cup officially kicks off we already have good news Stateside. As Yahoo Sports reports, the US, Mexico and Canada will be hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

Returning to North America for the first time in 32 years, the soccer spectacle is set to see 60 games played in the US with ten a piece taking place in Mexico and Canada. Of those 60 games, proposals suggest the opener to take place at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, the semi-finals to go down at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta and AT&T Stadium in Arlington, with the finals concluding at and MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Other US cities in the running to host games include Baltimore, Boston, Cincinnati, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Miami, Nashville, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

Congrats to the US, Canada and Mexico on the bid win. Expect bidding wars for the US soccer deal to heat up in the years to come as Nike has rights to the team until 2022.

Lead image via WSJ

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Under Armour is Treating Oakland to Exclusive Curry 5s at “Steph VR” Pop-Up

Continuing to honor Stephen Curry’s third NBA championship, Under Armour is releasing two different exclusive iterations of the Curry 5 along with six versions of the Curry 4 Low at a pop-up shop in Oakland this week.

The two new versions of the Curry 5 come in a “Copper/Black” and “White/White” colorway. The “Copper/Black” iteration is inspired by Curry’s college tradition of dropping a penny in a bucket every day. The “White/White” version is appropriately named as it’s white throughout and has a gum outsole.

The six iterations of the Curry 4 Low are inspired by the Warriors All-Star’s love for candy as each version is a vibrant colorway like tonal blue, greenred, purple, orange, and yellow. All six versions also have gold detailing at the heel and corresponding matching laces with gold tips.

Besides for the new versions of the Curry 5 and Curry 4 Low, the pop-up will also feature a cinematic VR experience, which artistically celebrates Curry’s third championship.

Opening this weekend at 1500 Broadway in Oakland, the Under Armour pop-up will be open on Tuesday, June 12 from 2:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. PST and on Wednesday, June 13 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. PST.


Under Armour Curry 5 “White/White”

Under Armour Curry 5 “White/White”

Under Armour Curry 5 “Copper/Black”

Under Armour Curry 5 “Copper/Black”

Under Armour Curry 4 Low

Under Armour Curry 4 Low

Under Armour Curry 4 Low

Under Armour Curry 4 Low

Under Armour Curry 4 Low

Under Armour Curry 4 Low

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Don C’s Jordan Legacy 312 Surfaces in “Ghost Green”

Don C‘s upcoming Jordan sneaker is beginning to make the rounds. Following a recent preview in Chicago and Fragment-inspired tones, this time we have an on-foot look from both rapper Kid Cudi and Don’s wife, Kristen.

Recently, Kim Kardashian shared a group photo from the Kids See Ghosts listening pary with Kid Cudi wearing the unreleased Jordan Legacy 312 in a new “Ghost Green” colorway. Shortly after, Kristen posted better looks on her IG feed and story.

Let us know what you think about this colorway on social and stay tuned for the official release date.

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The Best Kicks On Court At The Drew League | Week 1

words // Nick DePaula:
images // Aaron Poole / Drew League

All summer long, the Drew League in Los Angeles plays host to some of the best offseason basketball in the country, with a collection of amateur hoopers holding their own against NBA stars in a weekly league of games free to attend.

As you’d expect, players are also breaking out an array of sneakers throughout the weekend, as the Nike-sponsored league is known to not only debut new silhouettes, but also feature vintage classics and surprise pairs. We’ll be checking in every week to highlight some of the best kicks on court spotted at the Drew League, starting with a range of current signature models from the Kyrie, KD and PG lines, along with past Nike Basketball favorites like the Kobe 11 and Foamposite Pro. Of course, The Game even broke out a recent hyped release.

Check out the lineup from this past weekend’s slate of games, and let us know your favorite pair by tweeting @NiceKicks and the @DrewLeague. Be sure to check out the upcoming calendar of games to view the action for yourself if you’re in LA this summer.


Nike Kobe 11

Nike PG1

Nike Kyrie 4

Nike Kyrie 4

Nike KD 10

Nike Air Foamposite One Retro

Nike PG1 EYBL

Nike KD 7

Nike PG1 iD

Nike LeBron 15 Low

Air Jordan Retro 1 Off-White (worn by The Game)

Nike PG2

Nike Hyperdunk 2017

Nike Kobe AD 360 NXT

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SEGA x PUMA Launch Party Coming to Nice Kicks LA

The SEGA x PUMA RS-0 Pack touches down at retailers on June 12th all over the country. Those in LA though? Well, they’ve got even more to look forward to.

Taking place on June 13th at Nice Kicks LA, the shoes will serve as the premise for a major bash. Just how big? Belly and Crush 40 will both be performing with a meet and greet with Takashi Iizuka also taking place.

It’s game on in LA for sure but as we said the shoes will be available at PUMA accounts all over on June 12th. Peep detailed shots of the shoes below.

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Don C Reveals New Colorway of His Jordan Legacy 312

Don C, after releasing three variations of the Air Jordan 2 and a striking contribution to Nike’s AF100 installment, has moved on to thoughtfully imagining hybrids. His upcoming Jordan Legacy 312 is somewhat of a masterful Frankenstein — a melding pot of classic sneakers that pull from the Air Jordan 1, Air Jordan 3, and the nostalgic Alpha Force, respectively.

Don revealed a final sample of the shoe today on Instagram and immediately the most noteworthy feature is the absence of Nike Air at the tongue. Fittingly, Just Don branding emboldens the Air Jordan 1 inspired tongue construction while a Nike scripted forefoot strap odes to the aforementioned Alpha Force (worn on court briefly by Mike). The shoe’s midsole is clearly tooled to represent the Air Jordan 3, as elephant print covers the mudguard and rear Visible Air also represents the coveted 88 classic.

Don would only allude to his excitement surrounding the shoe’s summer release. A more specific timeframe has not been revealed. Stay tuned.

Update 6/7: Don C has revealed a new colorway of his upcoming Jordan Legacy 312. The Black/Royal colorway is of the fragment variety. In true Don fashion, the Chicago son laced them up with Gucci trousers and the White/Red-Black colorway.

Don C x Jordan Legacy 312
Don C x Jordan Legacy 312

So hyped to have a final sample!… Legacy (312) coming this summer ?????

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