Posts Tagged ‘Gold’

Alie Layus Adds West Coast Cool to PUMA’s Suede Platform Gold

PUMA literally stepped things up with the release of the PUMA Suede Platform Gold — it’s been a sell-out success.

With a chunky midsole and a toe that’s received a Midas touch, the silhouette is prime for versatility. For her take, Alie Layus styles the Suede Platform Gold to an edgy effect — hits of plaid, statement sunglasses, tattoos and an adventurous spirit utterly complement.

Layus, the DJ who also heads up Virgin Gold Cult, switches places with Alysha Nett to become the model behind Nett’s lens as the duo traverses the hidden wonders of the West Coast. The editorial portrays Layus and her laidback persona against the bustling highways or freely below the blue sky.

Shop the Suede Platform Gold in both black and white at PUMA, and view Nett’s own editorial at Hypebae.

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Fashion Girl of Today:The Gold Hour

The Gold Hour
by marianelahd

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Diesel Black Gold Spatial Cut Boots


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Diesel Black Gold releases a new version of its Spatial Cut boots, made of waxed leather in dirty beige. Featuring gunmetal stud details on one side and exposed side zip on the other, the mildly distressed boots are finished with a one inch stacked heel. Available online now.

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Fashion Girl of Today:Black And Gold

Black And Gold
by elizabethkeene

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Air Jordan 11 Low “Gold” Launches This Saturday

As summer slowly comes to an end, Jordan Brand fittingly releases this very appropriate Air Jordan 11 Low “Gold”.

Loosely nicknamed the “Closing Ceremony” 11 Lows, as they release this coming weekend closely trailing the close of the Rio Olympics this past weekend, an official look from Jordan Brand is here today ahead of the August 27 Jordan Release Date.

Take a detailed look below and let us know if you plan to pick up a pair this Saturday via SNKRS.

Air Jordan 11 Low “Gold”

Colorway: White/Metallic Gold Coin
Style #: 528895-103
Release Date: August 27, 2016
Price: $ 170

Air Jordan 11 Low Gold

Air Jordan 11 Low Gold

Air Jordan 11 Low Gold

Air Jordan 11 Low Gold

Air Jordan 11 Low Gold

Air Jordan 11 Low Gold

Air Jordan 11 Low Gold

Air Jordan 11 Low Gold

Air Jordan 11 Low Gold

Air Jordan 11 Low Gold

Air Jordan 11 Low Gold

Air Jordan 11 Low Gold

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Tobie Hatfield Details Michael Johnson’s Iconic Olympic Gold Nike Spikes

words & interview // Nick DePaula:

Dramatically bold, iconically confident, yet still rooted in performance.

When Michael Johnson took the track in Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Stadium for the 1996 Summer Games, there was an instant feel buzzing through the 85,000 capacity crowd and the global audience of millions watching on TV that a new bar had just been set.

12 Aug 1996: Sprinter Michael Johnson poses for a studio portrait with his two Olympic gold medals and his golden running shoes. Johnson became the first man to complete the Olympic "Golden Double" after winning both the 200m and 400m finals at the 1996CNot only did Johnson go on to a blazingly fast sprint to a Gold Medal win in both the 200 and 400-meter races — the first man ever to win both events in the same year — but the bar had also been set with his spikes, a gleaming all-gold personification of athletic arrogance in cleat form.

Leading up to the Olympics, Johnson’s initial request was simple.

“The idea behind [the gold spikes] was to develop a shoe to my specifications: I wanted it extremely lightweight, I wanted it to be extremely stable, I wanted it to work with my foot. Specifically, with how my foot was interacting with the track in the 200 meters as well as the 400 meters, around the bend and down the straight,” Johnson outlines. “And I wanted it to look very cool.”

To execute against Johnson’s insights, Nike assigned an up and coming innovation designer in Tobie Hatfield to the project. It was his first high level task since joining the brand in 1990 — create the lightest cleat possible for Johnson to win Olympic Gold — no pressure.

“I’m so very fortunate and blessed to have Michael as really my first high profile elite athlete to work with,” Hatfield beams now, twenty years later. “He kind of taught me how to understand and ask the right questions, for the athletes that came after him. He’s such a professional and he understands exactly what he was needing and wanting.”

As he does with all athletes at the onset, Hatfield first listened. Johnson was used to running in Nike’s then-most innovative products, but unlike other sports, where athletes might request more cushioning, more support or more traction, Michael wanted less. Less of everything.

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“The first thing was, ‘I want every single gram out of there that’s not needed.’ He wanted the most minimal, and he was pushing the envelope on lightweightness, that even [Nike co-founder] Bill Bowerman would’ve been very proud of. I know he would’ve been proud,” Hatfield recalls. “Bill Bowerman once said, ‘The perfect track spike would be putting nails in the bottom of your feet.’ [laughs] That’s it, just for traction. That’s pretty minimal, but painful too. [laughs]”

1200 Michael Johnson Nike Gold Olympic Spike 1996 3Throughout the mid-90s, Johnson and Hatfield worked away through prototypes, and the resulting shoe was dramatically simple. Two panels on each side of the upper were connected by a sliver strip of material atop the toe and a single row of stitching along the heel.

Swoosh logos were then affixed along the midfoot for marquee visibility on the global Olympic stage. After a series of fit tests, the final pair that Johnson ran in was actually made in mismatched sizes, a right size 11 and a left size 10.5.

“We worked for about a year and a half to make this shoe accomplish all of [our] objectives,” says Johnson. “Then I asked Tobie Hatfield: Can you make it in gold? And he said: ‘Yeah, absolutely.’ I don’t think they really thought I was serious. Then it kind of dawned on them: ‘He’s really going to wear gold shoes.’”

In the prior 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Nike assuredly sprinkled gold as a minimal accent color on white-based basketball sneakers worn by the Dream Team, like Michael Jordan’s Air Jordan VII, Charles Barkley’s Air Force 180 and David Robinson’s Air Ballistic Force.

26 Jul 1996: Michael Johnson of the USA rounds the final bend of the men's 400m qualifying round at Olympic Stadium at the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. Johnson finished first. Mandatory Credit: Mike Hewitt /AllsportThis took things to an entirely new place.

“Opting for gold shoes could have been considered downright cocky,” Johnson wrote in his book, Gold Rush. “But I was confident and never doubted my ability to deliver gold medals to match my shimmering footwear.

“Could have” is putting it lightly. All these years later, some felt the gleaming gold footwear was glorified guerilla marketing that Ad Week has even said ruined Olympic marketing forever. The IOC soon after adopted a new set of guidelines for its official and unofficial marketing partners, in response to several marketing initiatives that Nike capitalized on at the ’96 Games, without paying a penny towards official IOC marketing rights.

Now two decades and five Olympics later, Michael Johnson’s gold spikes still stand as one of Tobie Hatfield’s proudest moments with the brand.

“It was just awesome to experience that as my first high level, elite athlete project,” Hatfield says graciously. “Obviously, it worked out really well with him winning the two Golds in Atlanta. It also set the bar and set the tone for everything after that. How do you top that?”

Ever since, we’ve seen Nike and several other brands outfit their Olympic athletes in gold footwear. The 2000 US Olympic basketball team became the first team to wear special edition sneakers when they broke out Navy and Gold kicks for their Gold Medal game in Sydney. Several sprinters have since emulated the all gold spikes with a variety of brands, but none have quite lived up to the flair and unexpectedness of Johnson’s 1996 spikes.

As Hatfield, now the Senior Director of Athlete Innovation at Nike, looks back on that time, there’s a sense of pride for not just how dramatic the all gold look was in the moment, but also in how the spikes carried on the early legacy of the brand’s approach to performance. “Cutting my teeth on innovation with Michael, those were great days for me to feel a little bit like Bowerman and what he was trying to do in the early days of Nike,” he smiles.

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Kawhi Leonard Wears Metallic Gold Air Jordan XII PE

words // Nick DePaula:

Kawhi Leonard was spotted out in the community meeting and greeting with Spurs fans earlier today, and the Jordan Brand endorser decided to pull out a special edition of the Air Jordan XII for the occasion.

Styled in a full metallic gold upper with black accents throughout, the size 14 colorway of the Michael’s twelfth signature model appears to be a player exclusive only for Leonard for now. It wouldn’t be the first Retro PE we’ve seen this summer, as Chris Paul broke out an Air Jordan XI recently in Las Vegas.

Check out Kawhi’s Air Jordan XII PE below, and stay tuned for more information on the rare colorway as it becomes available.

via Nice Kicks alum Jordan Howenstine aka @AirlessJordanKawhi AJ XII PE

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Fashion Girl of Today:shimmery gold scarf

shimmery gold scarf
by KimTuttle

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On-Foot Look // Nike Air Trainer 1 “Super Bowl” Metallic Gold

Style proves a sport in today’s first On-Foot Look as we see the Nike Air Trainer 1 “Super Bowl” Metallic Gold going for the glory. A varsity jacket proves a fitting match for this pigskin pair, while a blacked-out outfit shows the scholarly know-how to allow the shoes to shine. Get a better look at this recent release in the styled shots below and keep it locked to Nice Kicks for more On-Foot Looks.

Nike Air Trainer 1 "Super Bowl" Metallic Gold On-Foot Look

Nike Air Trainer 1 “Super Bowl” Metallic Gold On-Foot Look

Nike Air Trainer 1 "Super Bowl" Metallic Gold On-Foot Look

Nike Air Trainer 1 “Super Bowl” Metallic Gold On-Foot Look

Nike Air Trainer 1 "Super Bowl" Metallic Gold On-Foot Look

Nike Air Trainer 1 “Super Bowl” Metallic Gold On-Foot Look

Nike Air Trainer 1 "Super Bowl" Metallic Gold On-Foot Look

Nike Air Trainer 1 “Super Bowl” Metallic Gold On-Foot Look

Nike Air Trainer 1 "Super Bowl" Metallic Gold On-Foot Look

Nike Air Trainer 1 “Super Bowl” Metallic Gold On-Foot Look

Modeling by Kris Rosenberg / Styling by Zaul Zamora / Photography by Randy Nakajima

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Nike Air Foamposite One “Gold Speckle” May Drop This Year

Surfacing for the first time back in 2014, the Nike Air Foamposite One “Gold Speckle,” for all intents, kind of got lost in the shuffle when the silhouette began to return to prominence. Strong colorways were releasing, and this one, well, we basically forgot about it.

But thanks to new images of the shoe today with a rumored release scheduled for later this year, it’s possible that this once forgotten pair of Foams could finally see a retail drop. Nothing is confirmed at this point, but check out new images of the Nike Air Foamposite One “Gold Speckle” and stay tuned to Nice Kicks for more.

Nike Air Foamposite One Gold Speckle

Nike Air Foamposite One Gold Speckle

Nike Air Foamposite One Gold Speckle

Nike Air Foamposite One Gold Speckle

Nike Air Foamposite One Gold Speckle

Nike Air Foamposite One Gold Speckle

Nike Air Foamposite One Gold Speckle

Nike Air Foamposite One Gold Speckle

Nike Air Foamposite One Gold Speckle

Nike Air Foamposite One Gold Speckle

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