Posts Tagged ‘Closer’

Nike Air Max 98 AOP “Tiger Camo” // Closer Look

Nike’s Air Max technology will forever be remembered as an iconic innovative breakthrough in the world of sneakers. As Nike continues to build and expand upon its empire, the Swoosh brand continues to shine a light on one of its original Air Max silhouettes.

The Nike Air Max 98 AOP “Tiger Camo” is an eye-catching sneaker, to say the least. With the contrast of the Swoosh colors, this sneaker is definitely worth having a closer look at.

Feast your eyes on the beast below retailing at $ 160 USD and be sure to get yours at Overkill.


Nike “Tiger Camo” Air Max 98 AOP

Nike “Tiger Camo” Air Max 98 AOP

Nike “Tiger Camo” Air Max 98 AOP

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A Closer Look at the Off-White x Converse Chuck 70

words by @mrsteriyaki images by @mymategym

In a short time following the Off-White x Converse Chuck 70 releasing, images of another all-white colourway surfaced online.

So I thought, for the folks that missed out on getting the first pair in hand and are waiting for the next to drop, let’s take a closer look at “The Ten” latecomer.

I’d had it in my mind to rock these with shorts and high white socks; shout out LA, so I wasted no time between purchasing and getting these on foot. The sun doesn’t come around too often this side of the pond.

The lateral and medial sides of the shoe are 80% transparent, meaning your socks set the vibe and tell most of the story when you wear them. Those panels are made from a very thin, completely breathable, plastic netting I want to say. It’s the same material used on some of the other models from “The Ten” but without any of the reinforcement of the foam. It’s actually quite an impressive component of the shoe, as I know some people were concerned about condensation forming due to all the rubber and plastic.

In true Converse style, this iteration by Virgil is quite rigid and comfort is not its strong point. But that being said, it’s frozen-like state is an aspect that I really enjoy – it keeps the outline clean and doesn’t lose its high top shape. To me, the One Star brand has always built shoes we can enjoy by wearing them into the ground, and I’m not approaching this one any different.

It’s rumoured that the delay of this release from the original “Ten” was due to manufacturing issues and questions around the durability of the plastic netting material discussed earlier. Whether any of that is true or not, I think the Converse Chuck 70 deserved its own separate release from “The Ten” we saw late last year. Although acquired by the Swoosh 15 years ago, I think the Converse works well outside its predecessor’s collection. It definitely acts as an effective catalyst for the future of Off-White x Nike releases.

To illustrate my intentions and the shoe’s capabilities, I had a slightly wild idea for a video review. Enjoy below and please leave a thought or two in the comments.

Peace.

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John Elliott x Nike LeBron Icon // Closer Look

Calling an audible but perhaps not unexpected, King James is elevating and revamping his retro line before it truly takes form via the John Elliott x Nike LeBron Icon.

Donning DNA from the LeBron 8, said to be Elliot’s favorite LeBron model, a closer look at the White/Black colorway sheds new light on the construction.

Top to bottom, the shoe features a leather tongue with inverted branding. From there, a myriad of overlays make the model more interesting but perhaps cause confusion — not necessarily in a bad way, though. A fused upper results in a rounded but still sharp shape, set off the most by sewn overlays on the heel and toe box. Lastly, a full-length Air Max unit and translucent outsole cap off the kicks.

See them on the feet of Nike Basketball’s Tim Day below. To see how LeBron rocked his new shoe, click here. To see how John Elliott wore them, click here.

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A Closer Look at the Under Armour HOVR™ Phantom

An animated closer look — by Maxim Zhestkov – at the HOVR™ Phantom delves into the build of the dynamic runner. Conceptualizing the sneaker as a nexus of functionality and technology, Under Armour touts it’s the “perfect combination of cushioning, energy return and longevity.”

Within the sole, which is built from durable rubber with optimized traction and flex, lies the key features of the footwear. The wearer’s stride is aided by Under Armour’s proprietary HOVR™ system built from a soft durometer foam and wrapped in an energy web — providing responsiveness and increased kinetic return. An embedded sensor completes the tech setup to provide connectivity to the MapMyRun app. Contrasting the utility of its lower-half, the upper features a blend of materials that serve to secure and support the foot. Knit — on the toe and ankle collar — and the perforated chamois secure the foot while Speedform 2.0 promotes medial and lateral comfort.

Watch the featurette on the sneaker’s latest black colorway below and head over to UA’s website to purchase the latest HOVR Phantom on March 16.

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Xbox One X x Under Armour Curry 4 “More Power” VIP Kit // Closer Look

Working together, Under Armour and Microsoft have teamed up to uniquely celebrate the release of the Curry 4 and Xbox One X, which are both dropping on the same date. By combining forces, the two companies have created the Xbox One X x Under Armour Curry 4 “More Power” VIP Kit, which includes a matte black version of the gaming system and the Warriors superstar’s signature shoe.

This VIP iteration of the Curry 4 was customized by noted sneaker artist Mache Custom Kicks and features a matte black colorway that is accented by a metallic green circuitry design. UA and Curry branding as well as Xbox’s logo is prominently featured on the side. A complimentary colored white outsole completes the look of this special edition of Curry’s signature shoe.

Besides for the Curry 4, the VIP kit includes a similar themed Xbox One X console, a Xbox-themed suitcase and a host of other accessories like Xbox Staance socks. And while this all sounds amazing, the VIP kit was only given out to a small number of select recipients and unfortunately won’t be sold to the public.

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A Closer Look at the Under Armour Curry 4

Under Armour just released Stephen Curry’s highly-anticipated fourth signature shoe, the aptly named Curry 4, today. Unlike the all-white colorway with a speckled gold midsole, the newest colorway is offered in black and white and an all-gray colorway featuring its signature mid-cut design with sock-like construction — a design which first appeared when Curry led the Golden State Warriors to victory in the 2017 NBA Finals.

The newest iteration was designed for more traction, comfort, and control. Cross-concentric circles on the outsole were created for more grip on any court surface, the sock-like construction and knit collar make for a snug fit, and the speed plate — which runs the full length of the shoe — provides stability throughout for quick cuts. Aesthetic details include a famous biblical verse — Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things” — that Steph writes on his shoes before each game.

Curry was heavily involved in the design process, working with Kort Neumann, Senior Design Manager, as the two were locked at the hip during most of the product development between athlete and designer. “It was designed from the ground up for Steph in mind. From the first conversation to sketches to design iteration, Steph was involved in every step of the way. He wanted continuity and that seamless feel between his foot and the shoe,” says Neumann.

Watch the video above for a detailed look at the Curry 4 and head over to Under Armour’s official site to secure your pre-order for $ 130 USD.

 

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A Closer Look at the Air Jordan 13 “History of Flight”

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Air Jordan 13, Jordan Brand will be releasing the “History of Flight” edition of the iconic sneaker on Saturday.

With the Chicago Bulls colors of white and red gracing the upper, the Air Jordan 13 “History of Flight” was first sampled in 2009 and now will formally release to the delight of serious Jordan heads.

Launching on Saturday, July 22, the Air Jordan 13 “History of Flight” will available at select retailers like Livestock.


Air Jordan 13 “History of Flight”

Air Jordan 13 “History of Flight”

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Air Jordan XXX1 “Veterans Day” PE // Closer Look

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Get a Closer Look at the PUMA Ignite evoKNIT

Raising the bar and elevating the tech, the PUMA Ignite evoKNIT sees an evolved step in style for the famous German sportswear company. Fly but functional, the aggressive design features a sock-styled upper dressed in knit threading, residing soundly above an Ignite Foam midsole.

Modeled by rapper Dave East in both black and red varieties, see the shoe closer via shots from Hypebeast. Those looking to purchase a pair can do so now at Footlocker.

PUMA Ignite evoKNIT

PUMA Ignite evoKNIT

PUMA Ignite evoKNIT

PUMA Ignite evoKNIT

PUMA Ignite evoKNIT

PUMA Ignite evoKNIT

PUMA Ignite evoKNIT

PUMA Ignite evoKNIT

PUMA Ignite evoKNIT

PUMA Ignite evoKNIT

PUMA Ignite evoKNIT

PUMA Ignite evoKNIT

PUMA Ignite evoKNIT

PUMA Ignite evoKNIT

PUMA Ignite evoKNIT

PUMA Ignite evoKNIT

PUMA Ignite evoKNIT

PUMA Ignite evoKNIT

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adidas Yeezy Boost 350 Season 3 // A Closer Look

The adidas Yeezy Boost 350 Season 3 (for lack of a better name) has arguably become the most exciting new take from the growing collective of Kanye kicks. Sporting a wavy upper (word to Max B) and tiger striping, the Grey/Orange pair has recently made its way into Kanye’s rotation and today the good folks at Team Kanye Daily have provided us with a closer look.

Sporting a semi-translucent sole similar to Season 3 750s, this Grey/Orange take also sees “SPLY 350” embedded on the side striping. It’s unclear the significance of this text, perhaps its a reference to the Yeezy Supply concept/website that has serviced as a preview for previous Yeezy Season rollouts.

Take a look at the new adidas Yeezy Boost 350s on Kanye’s feet in the photos below and let us know if you’re feeling them in the comments section.

Kanye at his office in Calabasas. March 11. SPLY 350 ????

A photo posted by TeamKanyeDaily (@teamkanyedaily) on

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