Posts Tagged ‘Challenge’

Nike Air Challenge Huarache // Throwback Thursday

Astounding Andre.

Bold, brash, and bigger than life, Agassi dominated his opponents in neon-colored sneakers and brights. On this day in 1992, Agassi rose up as a 12th seeded underdog from Las Vegas and defeated the higher-seeded Ivanicevic to claim his first career Single’s Title at the holy grail of tennis, Wimbledon.

In light of this memorable career milestone, today’s Nice Kicks’ Throwback Thursday honors the undisputed king of tennis flamboyancy, the face of Challenge Court and Rock-N-Roll tennis – Andre Agassi – and his 1992 Nike Air Challenge Huarache.

Early in his career, Andre embodied and embraced the role of villain. A rebel with a cause, Agassi signified and stood for everything the tennis establishment was not. Loud, bold, brash, arrogant and proudly unapologetic, Andre was undoubtedly, undisputedly, anti-country club. Furthermore, his bright, avant-garde apparel and kicks were a reflection of his style, flare, and personality.

After experiencing multiple failures early in his career, Andre completely re-dedicated himself to the game. Andre finally realized his full potential and, in the process, captivated the tennis world and ushered the game of tennis into the limelight and regular sport discourse.

Featuring an inner-boot, visible heel with encapsulated forefoot air sole units, and Durathane outsole, the silhouette embodied the very best in Nike sneaker technology, an iconoclastic early 90s tennis sneaker and Huarache model that literally hugged your foot, providing ample protection with a lightweight, comfortable ride for a variety of court surfaces.

Myriad of colorways released which spanned the entire color spectrum including white-black-bright goldenrod, white-lapis-viridian, white/bright spruce-black, and white/true royal-neutral grey. Of note, Andre’s custom PE version featured a modified outsole made for Wimbledon’s grass courts.

Agassi wore a plethora of other models throughout his legendary career; however, the Air Challenge Huarache has great historical and personal significance for Agassi and his long-lasting legacy in the game of tennis.

Be irreverent and make noise on the court like Andre. It’s completely, totally, and understandably justifiable.

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Nike Air Tech Challenge 2 White/Black-Lime Available Now


words // Darren Griffin:

With the French Open set to begin in May and many of the sports biggest tournaments also on the horizon, it seems fitting that the Nike Air Tech Challenge 2 is back in a few new colorways. Returning first in a Black/Sunset Glow variation yesterday, a lighter iteration appears today in a predominately white base for a much more spring appropriate theme. The base is then accented by black branding, splatter pattern and liner, while the midsole is finished in a vibrant lime hue that can also be noted at the tongue. The Nike Air Tech Challenge 2 White/Black-Lime is available now at Heist NY.

Nike Air Tech Challenge 2

Colorway: White/Black-Lime
Style Code: 318408-103
Price: $ 120

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Nike Kobe 9 KRM EXT “Challenge Red” Official Images



Fresh off of passing Michael Jordan as the third all-time leading scorer in NBA history, the latest variation of the ever-so popular Nike Kobe 9 model is set to hit retailers. The Nike Kobe 9 KRM EXT “Challenge Red” is the model featured as this tonal silhouette features illustrious materials throughout the upper, such as premium leather along the heel, which is decorated in hues of challenge red. The aforementioned leather material features embossed “scaly” print which acts as an direct homage to Kobe’s recognizable nickname. In addition, the previous mentioned features rests atop a black midsole. If you’re looking to grab this towering silhouette, head over to select Nike Basketball retailers on December 19th as this model retails for $ 275.

Nike Kobe 9 KRM EXT “Challenge Red”

Colorway: Challenge Red/Challenge Red
Style Code: 716993-600
Release Date: December 19, 2014
Price: $ 275

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Nike Air Tech Challenge II White/Royal Blue-Infrared Coming Soon


Straight from the early ’90s, an original colorway of Andre Agassi’s famed Nike Air Tech Challenge II is almost here again. Nixing the model’s iconic splatter print, this unique rendition swaps in a geometric pattern with infrared falling squares on a royal blue background. Set with a white leather base, royal blue also styles the Swoosh and heel branding, while flat silver adds accents on the plastic wings, midsole and outsole. Before this OG drops this weekend, get one last look from Wish. Tell us if these are a must-have for your collection in the comment box below, then swing for a pair July 26th for $ 120.

Nike Air Tech Challenge II

White/Royal Blue-Infrared-Flt Silver
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Release Date: July 26, 2014
Price: $ 120

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Nike Air Tech Challenge II “Burgundy”

While Andre Agassi enjoys retirement, his Nike Air Tech Challenge II is still hard at work. With quite a few colorways on tap to release throughout the summer, this new hue has the fall season in its crosshairs. A burgundy upper, composed of soft suede, sits atop a crisp white sole on this kick. Black adds slight contrast to the equation by way of the Swooshes, inner lining, side panels, laces, and midsole. Available for purchase now at Luisaviaroma, you’ll have to keep your browsers locked to Nice Kicks for more information.

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Nike Air Tech Challenge II Burgundy

Nike Air Tech Challenge II Burgundy

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Nike UK’s Jessie J Air Max Day Challenge

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New Balance 576 “Three Peaks Challenge” Pack

What can you do in a day? The New Balance 576 “Three Peaks Challenge” Pack pays tribute to the ultimate 24-hour hike. The Three Peaks Challenge is an event in which participants aim to climb the tallest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales all within a calendar square. Three colorways pay tribute to the peaks, seen by the Blue/Orange “Snowdon” style, yellow accented “Scafell Pike” pair, and purple tinted “Ben Nevis” makeup. Technical hiking gear inspires each iteration, with textured logo work also taking this pack to new heights. Check out video and pictures above and below and look for the Flimby Factory built New Balance 576 “Three Peaks Challenge” Pack now at NewBalance.com.

New Balance 576 “Three Peaks Challenge” Pack

January 6, 2014

New Balance 576 Three Peaks Challenge Pack

New Balance 576 Three Peaks Challenge Pack

New Balance 576 Three Peaks Challenge Pack

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