adidas Stan Smith PK “Semi Flash Orange” // Available Now

A pretty sure-fire way to create a successful sneaker and prolong the life of a popular silhouette is to marry one with an existing technology. Take the Air Jordan 1 Flyknit for example.

Adidas has been very successful with their version of a light and breathable construction with that of Primeknit. In its latest feature, Primeknit takes centre stage on the critically acclaimed Stan Smith. A shoe with a history dating back to the 1960s is brought into 2017 with this new technology and a bold deep coral colour-way.

No doubt these will be super cozy. Pair are available now at Sneak-a-Venue.

adidas Stan Smith PK W – Semi Flash Orange

Price: €110


adidas Stan Smith PK “Semi Flash Orange”

adidas Stan Smith PK “Semi Flash Orange”

adidas Stan Smith PK “Semi Flash Orange”

adidas Stan Smith PK “Semi Flash Orange”

Nike Air Money “Currency” Pack // Preview

International cash cows rejoice: the Nike Air Money “Currency” Pack. Whether you’re as good as the best of them or as bad as the worst, this is a good look for the More Uptempo/Air Money hybrid as it makes sense and came out strong.

Ranging from US dollars to Euros to the British Pound, get rich or die hoopin’ in this three pack set to hit this January.

Nike Air Money “Currency” Pack

Release Date: January 2018

Nike Air Money “Currency” Pack
Nike Air Money “Currency” Pack
Nike Air Money “Currency” Pack
Nike Air Money “Currency” Pack
Nike Air Money “Currency” Pack
Nike Air Money “Currency” Pack
Nike Air Money “Currency” Pack
Nike Air Money “Currency” Pack
Nike Air Money “Currency” Pack
Nike Air Money “Currency” Pack
Nike Air Money “Currency” Pack
Nike Air Money “Currency” Pack
Nike Air Money “Currency” Pack
Nike Air Money “Currency” Pack
Nike Air Money “Currency” Pack
Nike Air Money “Currency” Pack
Nike Air Money “Currency” Pack
Nike Air Money “Currency” Pack
Nike Air Money “Currency” Pack
Nike Air Money “Currency” Pack
Nike Air Money “Currency” Pack
Nike Air Money “Currency” Pack
Nike Air Money “Currency” Pack
Nike Air Money “Currency” Pack
Nike Air Money “Currency” Pack
Nike Air Money “Currency” Pack
Nike Air Money “Currency” Pack
Nike Air Money “Currency” Pack
Nike Air Money “Currency” Pack
Nike Air Money “Currency” Pack
Nike Air Money “Currency” Pack
Nike Air Money “Currency” Pack
Nike Air Money “Currency” Pack
Nike Air Money “Currency” Pack

Air Jordan 3 Michigan PE Arrives in Time for Bowl Season

On their way to the Outback Bowl, the Wolverines will be gifted more than just a Bloomin’ Onion. Yup, the Air Jordan 3 Michigan PE sees yet another perk of playing pigskin for Mike’s brand.

Following Air Jordan 13 PE Cleats and even Air Jordan 9 PE Boots, this is the most palatable pair for all as it updates the ’88 classic with a navy upper, maize branding and classic cement grey elephant print.

Peep ’em below.

University of Michigan Wolverines get a special Air Jordan 3 PE just for the Bowl Game #NiceKicks #UofMichigan

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adidas Kamanda Set to Debut in 2018

Although 2017 will go down as one of the best years in modern history for adidas, the German-based brand plans to offer even more in the year to come. The Prophere is phase one, as it’s now available and releasing in larger numbers later this month and in 2018.

We can also look forward to the extremely enticing adidas Kamanda. Beginning to circle the web this week, the shoe is a simplistic soccer-inspired style with a smooth suede upper juxtaposed atop interlocking grooves seen through a rugged outer. Breathable tongue construction extends wider than the lace opening while a white heel counter and Metallic Gold branding works the quarter panel.

Release details for the adidas Kamanda are not currently available but the shoe is expected to launch in 2018. Keep it locked to Nice Kicks for more.

adidas Kamanda
adidas Kamanda
adidas Kamanda
adidas Kamanda
adidas Kamanda
adidas Kamanda

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Supreme Week 18 // Bangers, Sleepers & Duds

Supreme is wrapping up a few collections but not a few banknotes this week. As the F/W season dies down Supreme is finally giving us the polarizing Scarface Embroidered Leather Jacket, that many expected to drop with the rest of the collaboration in Week 8. The jacket is rumored to be extremely limited with quantity predictions in the hundreds. The scarcity of items in this week’s drop means that everything is going to fly off the shelf.  Other than the screams of joy from bombing it down a hypebeast hill with the Supreme Sled, this week is pretty quiet.

Let’s get it…

Bangers

As the final piece from this season’s Arabic Logo collection, the Neoprene Facemask is this week’s most anticipated item. In the windy parts of the world, this multi-cultural protection from the elements will complete any ninja winter fit you have at the ready. We haven’t received a neoprene face mask from Preme since F/W ’14, and since then this piece has been bootlegged like alcohol in the prohibition. Estimated retail to look as badass as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises is a modest $ 32.   

Sleepers

Not much to sleep on this week as the drop is nearly dead without the Cash Paperweight. Resellers will be clamouring to get their hands on whatever they can.  The Embossed Logo Hooded Sweatshirt is a nice subtle piece to round out your winter wardrobe. The branded hood is the only portion of the piece that might make a jealous onlooker feel some type of way, but the clean solid colors make this an easy garment to layer during the cooler months. Go true to size for a snug fit that will allow for shirts and jackets to be worn over the hoodie and size up for a baggie look that will make this your everyday outerwear. Estimated retail is $ 158.

Duds

The Supreme Cash Paperweight is NOT  dropping this week. “Technical Difficulties” have delayed this much-anticipated accessory for yet another week. The question still remains, will this lucite feature a stack of blue notes that will prove that Supreme is the true OG reseller that can sell your money back to you, or will the “paper-weight” have some assembly required? Either way, seeing products like the Scarface Leather Jacket, sled and now the paperweight being delayed is not a good look for a brand trying to justify a Billion dollar evaluation.

How to Cop

Have your Twitter fingers ready before your local Supreme drop time for online acquisition.

If you’re going for an in-store drop you’re probably reading this in line already.

Happy Hunting.

Air Jordan 11 Low “Cool Grey” // Another Look

Next April, an adapted form of a favorite is set to impact with the Air Jordan 11 Low “Cool Grey” debut.

Imagined in Photoshop glory here at Nice Kicks years ago, the real deal is set to hit retail in below ankle fashion with most of its mid top qualities carried over. Per usual, grey covers the entire upper, with white gracing the laces and midsole and icy blue capping off the outsole. Perhaps polarizing, the suede on the upper appears long haired than the sportier mids.

Previewed by @pinoe77, get an early look at this spring retro below.

Air Jordan 11 Low "Cool Grey"
Air Jordan 11 Low “Cool Grey”
Air Jordan 11 Low "Cool Grey"
Air Jordan 11 Low “Cool Grey”
Air Jordan 11 Low "Cool Grey"
Air Jordan 11 Low “Cool Grey”

Kobe Bryant’s 24 Best Shoes in #24

After an entry to the league wearing #8 and adidas, Kobe Bryant changed his number and his endorser.

Becoming the Black Mamba with Nike as #24, the high school phenom was now a man in the league, changing the face of sneaker culture on court with Eric Avar and leading the Lakers to two titles post-Shaq.

Pulling in the staff favorites, see our 24 favorite kicks worn by Kobe when he wore #24.

#24 // Nike Kobe 11 Elite “Mamba Day”

#23 // Nike Kobe IV “All Star”

#22 // Nike Kobe 1 “Black Ice” PE

#21 // Nike Kobe IV “Gradient” Home

#20 // Nike Kobe III

#19 // Nike Kobe 8 “Black History Month”

#18 // Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Inspiration”

#17 // Nike Kobe 1 Prelude

#16 // Nike Kobe 8 “Christmas”

#15 // Nike Kobe X Low PEs

#14 // Nike Kobe 8 “All Star”

#13 // Nike Kobe IV “Christmas”

#12 // Nike Hyperdunk PEs

#11 // Nike Kobe II “Orca”

#10 // Nike Kobe V “MLK”

#9 // Nike Kobe VII “Cheetah”

#8 // Nike Kobe V iD “Kid Hollywood”

#7 // Nike Kobe X High PE

#6 // Nike Kobe VII “Galaxy”

#5 // Premium Goods x Nike Zoom Kobe 1

#4 // Nike Hyperdunk/Kobe IV Hybrid PE

#3 // Nike Kobe V “Chaos”

#2 // Nike Kobe IV “Carpe Diem”

#1 // Nike Zoom Kobe VI “Grinch”

A Weekend in Hollywood at Foot Locker’s New LA Flagship Store

Everybody is a star, or so they’ll tell you out in Hollywood. Hustling CDs and dressing up like comic book heroes on the same sidewalk entertainers are immortalized, both the making it and faking it all takes place in LA.

Entering a market as influenced by Kobe as Kendrick, Foot Locker is back in Los Angeles like they never left. Wait, back? Yup, the New York retail titan actually opened its first doors many moons ago in California. While they’ve never truly left — they have an inordinate amount of shops on the Left Coast — their new flagship on Hollywood & Highland is bigger and brighter than them all.

Replacing Timbs with Vans and KP jerseys with KB, the western flagship takes to the climate change from that of its 34th Street shop across from the Garden, playing to local trends while still sporting the striped associates and House of Hoops buildout born in the Big Apple.

A grandeur greeting from local sneakerheads working the shop is met with product picked for the region ranging from Blake Griffin and Lonzo Ball jerseys in the HoH space to the Star Wars x New Era x Stance collection that mirrors the movie that’s causing a line at the cinema across the street.

So, what’s it like to shop there? It’s actually the star treatment like you might expect. Upon entrance, guests are greeted by a round of applause — no joke — with the two story retail space sectioned off quite smoothly.

Perusing through the Nike section which is half House of Hoops/half running, employees are both of the city and of the culture. Attending the grand opening, I meet a manger that un-DS’d his DMP Air Jordan 11s for the event — after over a decade on ice — that’s as geeked to be wearing his old favorites as the kid is in line to cop the “Blue Tint” Yeezys. When scaling the store during the set up and VIP shopping event the night before, I spot employees wearing local favorites like the Black/White Kobe 1s and “Carpe Diem” Kobe 4s. I chop it up with an employee named Austin who’s making his managing debut after a college hoop stint in North Carolina and Nike internship for the Kobe line during the Avar years. Surprisingly, and also impressively, he’s sporting a slept on team take of the LeBron Solider III in home white with red patent accents. The morning of the opening event, the outside launch lounge has guests gaming as they await their turn to purchase Yeezys, wearing everything from Off-White VaporMaxes to Pigalle Ndestrukts.

Passing by the DJ booth, occupied by CSS standout Orange Calderon, the adidas section in backed by a staff laced in everything from NMDs to EQTs. That same section would later be visited by Laker star Brandon Ingram who chops it up with me and the rest of the media about listening to Chicago drill and Meek Mill before games while later posing for pics with purple and gold diehards both young and old.

Looping around the main entrance which features everything from Mitchell & Ness swingman shorts to Thrasher Vans, the second story sees a tall wall decked out in local graffiti, leading the way to a miniature version of Kid’s Foot Locker and the female focused 602 shop. Kid’s can cop Foams just like their folks while ladies of all ages can shop favorites from Rihanna’s FENTY line, Beyonce’s Ivy Park and of course Air Max makeups in the most trending of tones.

While what’s inside Foot Locker’s LA Flagship store is impressive with or without restocks, it’s the surrounding ambience of Hollywood that makes it unique. Whether walking by Marilyn Monroe’s wax museum figure or seeing the likes of Victor Cruz, Chili from TLC, Akon and DMC all in a few block radius (all actual examples in a two and a half day stay), the celebrity scene of the neighborhood is a spectacle people from all over the world literally pay to see.

However, on a block where half the intrigue is trying to decipher whether or not you actually just saw Karruche Tran or if it’s really Tobey Maguire pretending to be Spiderman, there’s no mistaking the people or the product in the new Foot Locker flagship and there certainly aren’t any tourists to the culture wearing referee shirts.

Yup, on a block where everyone’s trying to be somebody and a scene where everyone’s just trying to cop something limited, maybe the big box brand from New York and its striped shirt employees will be the ones offering a fair shot to buy limited product on the Left Coast.

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An Inside Look at Foot Locker’s New LA Flagship Store

Located in the hills of Los Angeles, the new Foot Locker LA Flagship Store on Hollywood & Highland opened its doors this morning to a host of hopefuls already securing wristbands and eyeing restocks.

Decked out with a built in House of Hoops full of gear supporting hardwood heroes like Kobe, Lonzo and Blake, the store hosts all the recent releases from the likes of Jordan, Nike, adidas, Vans, PUMA and more, with special second story build outs for the ladies and kiddos. Kid’s are privy to many of the famous footwear releases the adults see while the gals have access to strong product ranging from Rihanna’s FENTY line to Beyonce’s Ivy Park.

Keep it locked to Nice Kicks for more of the Foot Locker festivities in LA this weekend and if you’re in the City of Angels make sure to swing by and check out the new flagship space.

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