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A$AP Rocky Announces Under Armour Collab Release Details

On the set of The Daily Show to talk Testing, A$ AP Rocky visited Trevor Noah last night and came with gifts. Presenting Noah with a size 10 pair of his new Under Armour collab, the Flacko foray in footwear inspired by the Osiris D3 appears to have a fall release date as we first predicted.

Said by Rocky to release next month – which would be September – the shoe was not unboxed on air but did give us insight on the packaging. Previewed before, the yellow box features the size printed boldly on the outside with each shoe coming in its own box. All previewed pairs have been black in base, with some proving tonal and others featuring contrast of the white, translucent or neon variety.

Keep it locked to Nice Kicks as we learn more about the A$ AP Rocky x Under Armour collab.

A$ AP Rocky x Under Armour

Release Date: September 2018

A$ AP Rocky in his Under Armour signature

A$ AP Rocky with his Under Armour collab (photo by Benjamin Lozovsky/BFA.COM via Hypebeast)

A$ AP Rocky in his Under Armour signature


LeBron James Announces Nike Air Zoom Generation Retro is Coming “Very Soon”

Oh, it’s on now. With retro Jordans dropping every weekend and adidas continuing their momentum with Yeezy Boosts, Nike is making some MAJOR noise with the official announcement of the Nike LeBron James retro line via the man himself. Using The Uninterrupted, King James confirmed what had leaked previously in the day, that his ‘holy grail’ Nike Air Zoom Generation will return in the famed “First Game” colorway.

Scheduled to return ‘very soon’ according to #23, the rare and requested colorway from the high school standout will be the first retro release from his famed and still active line. The announcement comes from LeBron in Sacramento, the location of his professional debut.

While the release could come in a few weeks or even a few days, smart money would bet these would drop on the SNKRS app as a quickstrike, but hey’s that just an educated guess. For the time being, let us know your hopes and expectations from the Nike LeBron retro line in the comments. Also, check out the announcement monologue from LeBron as well as “First Game” AZG video content from the NK vault as well as from GQ‘s Grails series below.

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Bryson Tiller Announces Partnership with Nike

“I’m 22 I gotta get it now,” rapped the young Louisville native on his debut album’s tenth track entitled “502 Come Up.” Here we are a year later and Bryson Tiller really came up big. Within seven months of TRAPSOUL releasing, Tiller who also goes by Pen Griffey earned platinum status on his very first album. And within the same year the singer/rapper and songwriter takes to Instagram to officially announce his partnership with Nike Sportswear. This shouldn’t come as a surprise as the rising star has been featured in Nice Kick’s own Celebrity Sneaker Stalker on numerous occasions.

To kick off the partnership Nike SNKRS gives us an inside look at Tiller’s first design session with the Bespoke Air Force 1. See for yourself what the young platinum recording artist is cooking up below and get to know the man behind the pen a bit. Stick with Nice Kicks for more on Bryson Tiller and Nike in the months to come.

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Bryson Tiller Deal with Nike-4

Bryson Tiller’s lyrics often speak louder than his words, but his footsteps resound in equal measure. Whether performing before a sold out crowd or designing his own pair of Air Force 1 Bespoke iDs in an intimate studio session, Tiller’s attention to detail and focus on relating his journey repeatedly rings true. Teaming up with Nike Sportswear, Tiller takes us behind the design of his hometown-inspired AF1.

The generally soft-spoken artist, born and raised by his grandmother in Louisville, Kentucky, began his interest in sneakers in high school after wanting to differentiate himself from his fellow students but having little freedom or means to do so. The Air Force 1 became Tiller’s aesthetic answer to monotony. “I wore a uniform to school, so the white-on-white or black-on-black Air Force 1 Low was the simple sneaker to wear, but it was the standard. You were cool if you had on a pair of Air Force 1s,” says Tiller. “It’s still a staple for me while on tour.”

Tiller’s inspiration remains grounded in his roots, and the shoe that once allowed him to state his style now also serves as a canvas to celebrate his city. A recent stop at the Bespoke iD Studio at NikeLab 21 Mercer gave him the full design language necessary to further elaborate on his passions.

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While in NYC, Tiller crafted a Louisville-inspired Air Force 1 Bespoke iD that includes an upper flooded in university red full-grain leather, which is intended to recreate the look and feel of boxing gloves. A tour yellow eyestay and custom tongue tag continue that inspiration by honoring the branding found on a pair of the same gloves. Metallic gold dubraes, an off-white midsole and a gum outsole help complete the premium, city-inspired design.

Putting his city on the map, and on his sole, is a priority for Tiller, but expressing his vision is the ongoing focus of his art. “I’d never seen how shoes are actually put together, but I always like to create my music based on an image. Once I have an image, I start to create the music around it. It was the same with designing a Bespoke Air Force 1. I focused on images that highlight my obsessions – Louisville, and my hometown boxing hero’s rise to greatness – and I built around those.” Ultimately, the Air Force 1 allows Tiller another avenue to voice his motivations, and the conversation between the artist and the icon is far from over. If you can’t hear the message, you’re simply not tuned in.

Bryson Tiller Deal with Nike-4


The Shoe Surgeon Announces Limited Military Inspired Air Jordan One Release and Apparel Collection


Los Angeles based customizer, The Shoe Surgeon, has announced that this Friday, October 28th, he will release his first ever apparel collection along with an extremely limited Air Jordan One. The collection will be hand crafted from vintage US Military tarps and will have military grade vintage orange ripstop accents. The Air Jordan One will sit on top of The Shoe Surgeon’s signature ripple sole and will retail for $ 1,000.

In celebration of this first ever collection, there will be two prize packs of a military jacket and dad hat gifted to two buyers via random draw. For more information go to The Shoe Surgeon‘s website.





Video: Timberland Announces New “SensorFlex” Collection

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Always pushing envelope in terms of design, craftsmanship and comfort, Timberland gives us a look at the next step with this video showcasing their “SensorFlex” collection. Taking some of their classic silhouettes, the SensorFlex collection focuses on weight-reduction, flexibility and comfort with the addition of a new outsole. You can learn more about Timberland’s SensorFlex technology here.

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Fab’s Ex-Design Chief Announces New Consulting Firm and a Band with Tom Dixon

Fab’s former Chief Design Officer, Bradford Shellhammer, has announced his latest endeavors: a consultancy called and a band with design guru Tom Dixon. First is the news of, his first major project since leaving Fab and one which looks to offer a range of design services to a variety of industries in Europe and the US. Then there is the news of his new band, Rough, which is set to feature Shellhammer on vocals and Dixon bass guitar. The duo are currently seeking a musically gifted women from the world of design to complete their band. Expect them to give off a Fleetwood Mac-like vibe when they make their planned debut at Salone Milan.


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