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Inside the Nike OFF-CAMPUS “FLIGHT” & Air Jordan 1 Panel with Spike Lee, Don C, & Aleali May

words by: Ray P.  
photos by: Jordan Keyser

For the first time ever on one stage, the past, present and future of the Air Jordan legacy gathered at Nike OFF-CAMPUS in NYC to discuss the culture around “Flight.” Designer of the Ten Icons collection, Virgil Abloh, moderated the panel led by Spike Lee, Don C, and Aleali May.

Spike Lee, who as the character Mars Blackmon and Director of Do The Right Thing is arguably responsible for helping Air Jordans explode off-court and into culture, shared a special moment when he officially became part of the Michael Jordan story. Coming off of directing the film “She’s Gotta Have It” where the fictional character Mars Blackmon debuted, Spike was tapped by Nike to star in a commercial with Jordan. At the time, Michael hadn’t seen the movie and definitely didn’t know who Spike Lee was. The vibrant outspoken Director told  the Nike OFF-CAMPUS crowd that Michael spotted him wearing Jordans casually and the GOAT admitted that’s what won him over. What was supposed to be two commercials, blossomed into a wonderful friendship and partnership that continues to flourish today.

Don C, Chicago native Air Jordan 2 collaborator and someone who Virgil prefaced as the street almanac for all things Michael Jordan, got on the mic to explain the cultural impact of the man and his sneakers. The first to hoop in gold chains, the first to switch to low socks and the first to get his sneakers banned for being different, these are all things that we now consider part of culture. As Don C adamantly explained, Michael Jordan invented the culture.

Aleali May, the Fashionista and youngest on the panel, admitted she was born in 1992, but loves 1985 Air Jordan 1’s. Being too young to grasp the golden years of Michael Jordan’s career, her love for the signature line was invigorated by how the sneakers were worn in the street, the collaborations, and how each generation interprets the style of Air Jordan.

This panel showed the evolution of the Jordan brand and perhaps a look at the future where creatives and fashionistas push the iconic linage for 10 more years rather than any athlete.

Grab an exclusive inside look below at the Nike OFF-CAMPUS “FLIGHT” & Air Jordan 1 Panel with Spike Lee, Don C, & Aleali May.

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Nike Air Force 1 High LV8 “Flax” // Release Date

Whether you call them “Wheat” or by their formal name, the Nike Air Force 1 High LV8 “Flax” sees the Timberland take becoming a fall fixture. Not much wrong with that.

All the way up and strapped as it should be, this foray in Flax maintains tonal styling with gum bottoms and green branding maintaining the motif.

Look for these to launch on October 14th at select Nike Sportswear accounts.

Nike Air Force 1 High LV8 “Flax”

Release Date: October 14, 2017

Nike Air Force 1 High LV8 "Flax"
Nike Air Force 1 High LV8 “Flax”
Nike Air Force 1 High LV8 "Flax"
Nike Air Force 1 High LV8 “Flax”
Nike Air Force 1 High LV8 "Flax"
Nike Air Force 1 High LV8 “Flax”

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Nike LeBron 15 “Ghost” // First Look

Totally tan and unbeknownst of inspiration, the Nike LeBron 15 “Ghost” was spookily unveiled this evening on Instagram.

Following looks via leak, this official offering from King James shows greater depth to what’s being called BattleKnit on the upper, looking sturdier than foundational Flyknit and backed by big visible Zoom Air bags.

While story, release date and official tech specs are undisclosed at the moment, this is for sure the LeBron 15 and perhaps an NSW makeup at that by the vachetta tan tips on the tongue and heel.

Are you feeling these? Let us know in the comments section.

O My Goodness!!! #LeBron15 #GhostColorway. I can’t be more excited about these kicks man!! I’m overly excited about this moment right now in time! More to come soon… #striveforgreatness? #WeAreBack

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Nike Air Zoom Spiridon ’16 “Metallic” // Available Now

A slew of new Nike Air Zoom Spiridon ’16 colorways have released this week. They all appear to be budding styles, too, non-traditional renderings like this “Metallic” edition.

A simple scheme that any Raiders or Kings fan would love, joins black and silver shades over mesh construction and a Zoom cushioned white midsole. International retailers like titolo already have the Nike Air Zoom Spiridon ’16 “Metallic” in stock. You can grab them here.

Nike Air Zoom Spiridon ’16

Colorway: Black/Metallic Silver-Metallic Silver
Style #: 926955-003

Nike Air Zoom Spiridon '16 "Metallic"
Nike Air Zoom Spiridon ’16 “Metallic”
Nike Air Zoom Spiridon '16 "Metallic"
Nike Air Zoom Spiridon ’16 “Metallic”
Nike Air Zoom Spiridon '16 "Metallic"
Nike Air Zoom Spiridon ’16 “Metallic”

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Giveaway // Win a Free Pair of “Red October” Yeezy 2s & “Nice Kicks” NMDs

The NFL season is upon us and we’ve teamed up with DraftKings for their FREE entry Billion Dollar Lineup Contest. So, what’s in it for you? For one, you could win a billion dollars by entering the contest for free and picking the perfect fantasy football lineup. What’s almost as good? Exclusive to Nice Kicks readers, we’re giving away a pair of deadstock size 12 “Red October” Nike Air Yeezy 2s as well as a pair of Nice Kicks x adidas NMD PKs for readers that play.

For your chance at the kicks and the cash, all you have to do is enter the contest through our IG link and pick your lineup. Entry is free and two winners will be selected at random to receive either the Yeezys or NMDs, respectively.

Good luck!

Official contest rules listed here.

We’ve teamed up with #DraftKings to GIVE AWAY a pair of DS sz 12 “Red October” Nike Air Yeezy 2s and a pair of Nice Kicks x adidas NMDs __ TO ENTER: • FOLLOW @nicekicks on IG • CLICK the link in the bio to register for DraftKing’s FREE Billion Dollar Lineup Contest. • COMMENT your official Draftkings username here in the comments once you submit your lineup for your chance to be selected. Good luck! __ RULES ?— http://tinyurl.com/nicekicksdraftkings

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The Good Will Out and adidas Debut Ninja-Inspired CS1 Collaboration

German retailer The Good Will Out, the latest to join a very busy adidas Consortium world tour, today debuts what may be the best NMD CS1 collaboration of the year.

Driven by creative inspiration derived in Japan, and the region’s Shinobi ninja, the sneaker denotes a stealthy noir sentiment with three interlocking Primeknit patterns across the mid-cut upper. Heightening the theme is black color Boost cushioning, which appears slightly bolstered given the ridged outsole construction below.

Subtle touches of branding mark both the tongue tab and the heel tape that jointly reads “The Art of Seeing Through Darkness” and “The Good Will Out” in both English and Japanese. On September 16, the shoe will release exclusively at TGWO with a wider release at Consortium retailers the following week.

Grab a look at The Good Will Out x adidas NMD CS1 below and expect retail for the shoe to land at $ 220 USD.

The Good Will Out x adidas NMD CS1

Release Date: September 16, 2017
Price: $ 220

The Good Will Out x adidas NMD CS1
The Good Will Out x adidas NMD CS1
The Good Will Out x adidas NMD CS1
The Good Will Out x adidas NMD CS1
The Good Will Out x adidas NMD CS1
The Good Will Out x adidas NMD CS1
The Good Will Out x adidas NMD CS1
The Good Will Out x adidas NMD CS1

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BAIT x adidas Consortium Support Future // Available Now

Released over the weekend, BAIT pushes the tech boundaries with their adidas Consortium EQT Support Future R&D Pack.

The EQT Support 93/16 gets a blanco y blanco Primeknit fascia wrapped in newly developed M.O.D. Cage enriching stability. Of course, it’s not an adidas collab without the coveted Boost technology creating the bounce that cushions the foundation. Glow-in-the-dark and 3M reflective materials hide beneath the surface ready to pop as soon as the lights go out.

Equally important, the EQT Support Future, was developed as a cross-pollination of the Ultraboost and EQT Support ADV silhouettes. With attention to detail reigning supreme, the upper is draped in Primeknit with 3M reflective materials sitting a layer below.

White pairs are still available over at Livestock. In light of the black pair selling out stay tuned to Nice Kicks for other adidas consortium locations and updates.

Peep both pairs below.

Adidas consortium x BAIT EQT
BAIT x adidas Consortium EQT Pack
Adidas Consortium x BAIT EQT
BAIT x adidas Consortium EQT Pack
Adidas Consortium x BAIT EQT
BAIT x adidas Consortium EQT Pack

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Air Jordan 3 Puzzle Launches for Hurricane Harvey Relief

In light of the disaster that is ongoing in coastal Texas, sneakerhads have come together with their talents, their passion and their shoes to help out those in need. From raffling off custom Yeezys to shoe drives for those affected, the sneakerhead community is doing all that it can for H-town.

Dillon Scout, an artist from the ATL, is auctioning off these limited wooden pieces of art now. 10% of the proceeds will be going to FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) in light of Hurricane Harvey.

Take a look at these one of a kind pieces of art below, and be sure to follow Dillon Stout here to get yours to help those in need.


Air Jordan 3 Puzzle Proceeds for Hurricane Harvey
Air Jordan 3 Puzzle Proceeds for Hurricane Harvey
Air Jordan 3 Puzzle Proceeds for Hurricane Harvey

Air Jordan 3 Puzzle Proceeds for Hurricane Harvey

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Nike SB Dunk Low Pro “Ishod Wair” // Release Date

Pro skater Ishod Wair now has a couple of Nike SB Dunks that carry his name. The pairs begin last year and continue into fall with another upcoming pair scheduled to release next week.

This particular pair denotes a lightly hued grey suede upper matched with white and pink accents. Fans of this skate centric Nike SB Dunk Low Pro “Ishod Wair” can expect them on September 9 at select retailers, SNKRS and Nike.com.

Nike SB Dunk Low Pro “Ishod Wair”

Colorway: White/Perfect Pink-Flat Silver
Style #: 895969-160
Release Date: September 9, 2017
Price: $ 90

Nike SB Dunk Low Pro "Ishod Wair"
Nike SB Dunk Low Pro “Ishod Wair”
Nike SB Dunk Low Pro "Ishod Wair"
Nike SB Dunk Low Pro “Ishod Wair”

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Stanton Street Sports x PRO-Keds Motion Royal Lo // Available Now

PRO-Keds is at it again with another limited collaboration with Stanton Street Sports, forming a simple look that fits a utilitarian wardrobe. The Motion Royal Lo features a low-profile silhouette, with a tumbled leather upper and canvas lining. Lastly, this style features the “SSS” branding on the heel, which is lined with a reflective glimmer for a contrasting look.

The Stanton Street Sports x PRO-Keds Motion Royal Lo is now available at ONLY NY and online.

PRO-Keds Motion Royal Lo x Stanton Street Sports
Stanton Street Sports x PRO-Keds Motion Royal Lo
PRO-Keds Motion Royal Lo x Stanton Street Sports
Stanton Street Sports x PRO-Keds Motion Royal Lo
PRO-Keds Motion Royal Lo x Stanton Street Sports
Stanton Street Sports x PRO-Keds Motion Royal Lo
PRO-Keds Motion Royal Lo x Stanton Street Sports
Stanton Street Sports x PRO-Keds Motion Royal Lo

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