Posts Tagged ‘Debut’

Cristiano Ronaldo Sports Nike Mercurial Superfly 360 in Juventus Debut

The biggest name in futbol made his long-awaited debut for one of the game’s most decorated clubs. Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus F.C. visited Chievo as the Serie A season commenced.


Cristiano Ronaldo in the Nike Mercurial Superbly 360 via Juventus

While Ronaldo failed to connect with the back of the net as a member of the la Vecchia Signora, CR7 rocked the Nike Mercurial Superfly 360 boots as he continues to be the face of Swoosh Soccer.


Cristian Ronaldo in the Nike Mercurial Superbly 360 via Alberto Pizzoli

Whether you love him or hate him, all eyes are on CR7 and Juventus as they look to dominate Italy and make a run to be UEFA Champions.

As the season is officially underway, which clubs are you rooting for this year? Do Juventus have a chance to be crowned UEFA Champions? Let us know in the comments on social.

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John Elliott and Nike Debut the LeBron James Icon Collection

LeBron James has been an admirer of John Elliott since 2014, the self-labeled brand based in Los Angeles that began back in 2012. Starting with elevated basics and now encapsulating a full ready-to-wear collection, Elliott began working with Nike about the same time James began to gravitate towards his designs.

Fast forward to modern-day, and the John Elliott x Nike LeBron Icon Collection is just days from release. Debuting in select regions this Saturday, August 4th, the mutual respect and admiration that Elliott and James carry for one another births this versatile offering that’s both focused and conceptually progressive.

John Elliott x Nike LeBron Icon
John Elliott x Nike LeBron Icon

Building the shoe from the ground up, Elliott credits James from making it all come together by adding the collection’s sock component and his curiosity for product design. “It’s a great story to tell, because it really hammers home my whole ethos as a designer, which is all about creating a layered look,” Elliott said.

The Icon sneaker, layered to add proportion with translucent components that crystallize foundational details, takes much of its inspiration from one of James’ most popular signature sneakers — the Nike LeBron 8. Hovering above full-length Air cushioning, a curvaceous ankle collar and front slope are met with overlaying lines and well-placed Swoosh branding. All of this aims to serve function, versatility and, as Elliott would proclaim, the ability to “move and transition.”

Smartly designed for comfort while one pushes through the boundaries of comfort zones, the John Elliott x Nike LeBron Icon QS and its supporting collection of tees, sweats, socks, cap and jacket, will release online on August 4th in North America, Japan, Southeast Asia, Australia and Brazil. Additional launches will follow on August 25th in China and on September 1st in Europe.

John Elliott x Nike LeBron Icon QS

Release Date: August 4, 2018
Price: $ 250

John Elliott x Nike LeBron Icon
John Elliott x Nike LeBron Icon
John Elliott x Nike LeBron Icon
John Elliott x Nike LeBron Icon

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Air Jordan 1 “Rookie of the Year” Honors MJ’s Crowning Debut Season

When Michael Jordan entered the NBA, in 1984, after being drafted third overall in June of that year, he wasn’t expected to take home Rookie of the Year honors at the close of his debut season. By most estimations, that award would be taken by the draft’s No. 1 overall pick, Akeem Olajuwon, or the pick that followed, Sam Bowie. Neither happened.

As history shows, Jordan excelled during his rookie campaign and subsequently took home the 1985 NBA Rookie of the Year award. A new Air Jordan 1 set to release this fall honors that hallmark start to his legendary career.

Air Jordan 1 "Rookie of the Year"
Air Jordan 1 “Rookie of the Year”

Colored in a premium leather Sail base with overlaying brown contrasts, the latter is a reference to a shirt Jordan wore during his ROTY press conference. During said presser, fresh off his first major NBA accolade, MJ dropped a few gems — one of which is quoted inside the ankle collar flap. The other slap is finished with Jordan’s stats from that rookie season.

While a October 13th release date for the Air Jordan 1 “Rookie of the Year” is being rumored, Jordan Brand has not yet confirmed. Give the shoe a closer look below and stay tuned for release specifics.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG

Style #: 555088-700
Price: $ 160

Air Jordan 1 "Rookie of the Year"
Air Jordan 1 “Rookie of the Year”
Air Jordan 1 "Rookie of the Year"
Air Jordan 1 “Rookie of the Year”
Air Jordan 1 "Rookie of the Year"
Air Jordan 1 “Rookie of the Year”
Air Jordan 1 "Rookie of the Year"
Air Jordan 1 “Rookie of the Year”

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Nike Moon Racer Debut Colorway Asks “Permission For Takeoff”

Nike has been extremely prolific this year debuting desirable new silhouettes. For starters there’s the shinning achievement known as the React Element 87. In addition, other formidable styles like the Vapor Street Flyknit and Pegasus Turbo are also pushing boundaries of both performance innovation and technological advancements.

Joining the fray next month is the Nike Moon Racer. Inspired by the famed Nike Moon Shoe that was handmade by Geoff Hollister under the tutelage of Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman, in 1972, this relic stands as the guiding force for a modern-day counterpart.

Nike Moon Shoe (1972)
Nike Moon Shoe (1972)

With an enlarged Swoosh that bleeds onto the lace collar from the lateral siding, the shoe bears similarities to certain OFF WHITE x Nike releases. Framing appears to take from the Nike Cortez while contemporary React tooling enhances the speckled midsole. That midsole, of course, could be a direct nod to the “White Cement” Air Jordan 4.

This budding silhouette is set to release on August 2 at premium retailers like Sneaker Politics. Take a detailed look at the Nike Moon Racer “Permission For Takeoff” below.

Nike Moon Racer “Permission For Takeoff”

Colorway: Black/White-Wolf Grey
Style #: AQ4121-001
Release Date: August 2, 2018
Price: $ 150

Nike Moon Racer "Permission For Takeoff"
Nike Moon Racer “Permission For Takeoff”
Nike Moon Racer "Permission For Takeoff"
Nike Moon Racer “Permission For Takeoff”
Nike Moon Racer "Permission For Takeoff"
Nike Moon Racer “Permission For Takeoff”
Nike Moon Racer "Permission For Takeoff"
Nike Moon Racer “Permission For Takeoff”

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J.Crew and New Balance Debut Americana-Inspired “National Parks” Pack

Menswear purveyor J.Crew ignites its longstanding partnership with Boston-based New Balance for a patriotic pack that odes our nationals conservations.

Centered around the New Balance 998 silhouette, the “National Parks” offering is creatively fueled by both Crater Lake and Death Valley, respectively. The latter, expressed through varying shades of brown alongside juxtaposed suede and mesh materials, is the Crater Lake opposite which, of course, denotes markings in blue to adopt its theme of water.

Each pair from the J.Crew x New Balance 998 “National Parks” Pack is priced at $ 180. Expect the release on January 26 online at J.Crew.

J.Crew x New Balance 998 "National Parks" Pack
J.Crew x New Balance 998 “National Parks” Pack
J.Crew x New Balance 998 "National Parks" Pack
J.Crew x New Balance 998 “National Parks” Pack
J.Crew x New Balance 998 "National Parks" Pack
J.Crew x New Balance 998 “National Parks” Pack
J.Crew x New Balance 998 "National Parks" Pack
J.Crew x New Balance 998 “National Parks” Pack
J.Crew x New Balance 998 "National Parks" Pack
J.Crew x New Balance 998 “National Parks” Pack
J.Crew x New Balance 998 "National Parks" Pack
J.Crew x New Balance 998 “National Parks” Pack

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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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John Elliott x Nike Air Force 1 Low “Friends and Family” to Debut at ComplexCon

Not that long ago, John Elliott was writing letters to Nike in hopes of one day designing sneakers for the brand. Fast forward to years later and Nike is asking him to do just that. Following the success of his Nike Vandal collaboration, Nike asked John to produce an Air Force 1 in honor of the shoe’s 35th anniversary. The offer, though, came with a stipulation.

John was tasked to re-imagine the shoe using its traditional white-on-white canvas. No other color was allowed. Thus, his approach to the shoe was by aesthetically altering its dimensions. He smartly reduced layers in an effort to evoke shadow, doubling up the overlays and cutting the Swoosh out of the foxing and replacing it with pebbled leather underneath. Other subtle details like the reduced eyelets and double layered tongue add depth and presence to the classic design.

This John Elliott x Nike Air Force 1 Low will be available only to friends and family at ComplexCon this weekend.

FINALLY…Beyond excited to share these!!! About a year ago, we had the opportunity to work on the 35th anniversary project for what is in my opinion the most iconic shoe ever, the @nike Air Force 1. There was one stipulation: it had to be all white. When tasked with working on such a culturally significant silhouette under the restriction of keeping it in an all white palette, I wanted to make sure that we included our DNA in the silhouette and tried to craft details that could potentially create color. To me the only way to do that was by adding and reducing layers to create shadows. Since this shoe is so rare lets run through some of what makes it special: Each overlay is doubled up to add dimension. We die-cut the swoosh out of the foxing and quarter and put pebbled leather underneath to create the appearance of it going inward and to create shadows. We took this layering theme and applied it to the smallest details – everything from a layered deubré, double lace keepers, layered aglets, and a double (layered) tongue. We then reduced small details like eyelets and vents down to a bead size. The finished product is something that I am excited to own and share with friends and family members this weekend at ComplexCon. [email protected]

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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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Classic Kicks Launches Awesome 80s-Based Digital Magazine Debut Issue

words // Nick DePaula:

After blessing the internet with best-in-class vintage features and interviews on the footwear industry for more than a decade, Nick Santora is now bringing his top notch content to magazine form. His Classic Kicks platform, which includes a website, podcast and social media channels, just dropped a 124-page monster of a debut issue.

The first Classic Kicks Magazine Volume 1 narrows in on the 80s, highlighting some of the most beloved marketing campaigns and athletes of the time, along with cult stories and more niche-oriented profiles.

As Santora frames it, “Volume 1 focuses on the 1980s to explore key moments, athletes, and artists that elevated sportswear beyond the games and into mainstream consciousness. It was a decade defined by timeless products, captivating athletes, and genius marketing campaigns that laid the foundation for today’s sneaker culture.”

Interviews & features include:
– Nike photographers Chuck Kuhn, Bob Peterson, and Bill Sumner reveal the stories behind ‘Bo Knows,’ ‘The Jumpman,’ and ‘It’s Gotta Be The Shoes’ – three revolutionary ad campaigns.
– The roots of luxurious European sportswear are traced back to the origins of adidas and FILA.
– John Costacos, who built a poster empire conjuring up superhero athletes.
– Ricky Powell shares the stories behind his iconic Def Jam photographs
– Stanley Chow takes a break from The New Yorker to illustrate classic footballers
– Witness the skateboarding revolution of the late 1970s through the lens of Jim Goodrich
– Roger Steffens decodes the mystery of the Rasta Man Nike running sneakers.

You can download Classic Kicks Volume 1 through web browsers, Apple Store and Google Play, priced at $ 3.99 for a single issue, with discounted quarterly subscriptions also available. Be sure to also follow Classic Kicks on both Instagram and Twitter for constant history lessons on the footwear and the athletic advertising industry, and check out selected highlights from the debut issue below!

Browser / Desktop: http://bit.ly/ClassicKicksMagv1Browser
iOS: http://bit.ly/ClassicKicksMagv1IOS
Android: http://bit.ly/ClassicKicksMagv1Android

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Nike Air Zoom Generation “Vachetta Tan” To Debut During All-Star Weekend

NBA All-Star weekend is always full of entertainment, fun, and surprise sneakers. After the long awaited retro of LeBron James’ signature line came to fruition, more interesting information has come about. You can expect the Nike Air Zoom Generation “Vachetta Tan” Quickstrike to release during 2017 All-Star weekend. While early images have yet to surface, LeBron’s first retro sneaker can be expected to look similar to previous Nike releases using the same motif.

Stick with Nice Kicks for up to the minute updates on the Nike Air Zoom Generation “Vachetta Tan” QS and other NBA All-Star surprises.

Nike Air Zoom Generation AS QS

Vachetta Tan/Vachetta Tan – Sail
308214-200
Release Date: February 2017

Source: @J23app

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