Posts Tagged ‘Jordan’

MVP Russell Westbrook Signs Long-Term Jordan Brand Extension

words // Nick DePaula:

Oklahoma City Thunder superstar and league MVP Russell Westbrook has agreed to a long-term extension with Jordan Brand that will make him the face of the Nike subsidiary well into his career.

The 10-year pact includes both on- and off-court signature sneakers, along with a Westbrook-designed signature apparel line. The deal, negotiated by his longtime agent Thad Foucher at the Wasserman agency, also includes an annual donation from Jordan Brand to Westbrook’s “Why Not?” Foundation, that will impact both educational and athletic programs for kids that Russ plans to continue in both Oklahoma City and Los Angeles.

After headlining the last four annual Air Jordan game shoes, the OKC Thunder franchise point guard is expected to lead the Air Jordan XXXII this upcoming season. Check out the full report on ESPN, and stay tuned for a look at some of Russell Westbrook’s greatest hits with the brand.

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Mache Honors Randy Moss on Air Jordan 11 Low Custom

If you’re too young to remember Randy Moss playing for the Vikings please exit this post immediately and head to YouTube.

Still here? Good. Our guy Mache recently paid tribute to #84 with custom cleats for current Minnesota machine Stefon Diggs. What might be even better? The Air Jordan 11 Low Customs he did for Randy himself. Scoring some helped from @engravedforces, this polished pair places purple on the patent leather mudguard with gold laser detailing telling the story of the Super Freak.

Check ’em out below.

Don’t think with it being his big day that I wouldn’t get to make a pair for the ? @randygmoss for today. As a @vikings fan I was more than honored and humbled to get that call to make these. Shouts to @engravedforces for banging out the laser work. #skol #straightcashHomie #vikings @jumpman23 #custom #brKicks #angelusdirect #complexkicks @espnnfl

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Inside the Nike OFF-CAMPUS “FLIGHT” & Air Jordan 1 Panel with Spike Lee, Don C, & Aleali May

words by: Ray P.  
photos by: Jordan Keyser

For the first time ever on one stage, the past, present and future of the Air Jordan legacy gathered at Nike OFF-CAMPUS in NYC to discuss the culture around “Flight.” Designer of the Ten Icons collection, Virgil Abloh, moderated the panel led by Spike Lee, Don C, and Aleali May.

Spike Lee, who as the character Mars Blackmon and Director of Do The Right Thing is arguably responsible for helping Air Jordans explode off-court and into culture, shared a special moment when he officially became part of the Michael Jordan story. Coming off of directing the film “She’s Gotta Have It” where the fictional character Mars Blackmon debuted, Spike was tapped by Nike to star in a commercial with Jordan. At the time, Michael hadn’t seen the movie and definitely didn’t know who Spike Lee was. The vibrant outspoken Director told  the Nike OFF-CAMPUS crowd that Michael spotted him wearing Jordans casually and the GOAT admitted that’s what won him over. What was supposed to be two commercials, blossomed into a wonderful friendship and partnership that continues to flourish today.

Don C, Chicago native Air Jordan 2 collaborator and someone who Virgil prefaced as the street almanac for all things Michael Jordan, got on the mic to explain the cultural impact of the man and his sneakers. The first to hoop in gold chains, the first to switch to low socks and the first to get his sneakers banned for being different, these are all things that we now consider part of culture. As Don C adamantly explained, Michael Jordan invented the culture.

Aleali May, the Fashionista and youngest on the panel, admitted she was born in 1992, but loves 1985 Air Jordan 1’s. Being too young to grasp the golden years of Michael Jordan’s career, her love for the signature line was invigorated by how the sneakers were worn in the street, the collaborations, and how each generation interprets the style of Air Jordan.

This panel showed the evolution of the Jordan brand and perhaps a look at the future where creatives and fashionistas push the iconic linage for 10 more years rather than any athlete.

Grab an exclusive inside look below at the Nike OFF-CAMPUS “FLIGHT” & Air Jordan 1 Panel with Spike Lee, Don C, & Aleali May.

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Air Jordan 3 Puzzle Launches for Hurricane Harvey Relief

In light of the disaster that is ongoing in coastal Texas, sneakerhads have come together with their talents, their passion and their shoes to help out those in need. From raffling off custom Yeezys to shoe drives for those affected, the sneakerhead community is doing all that it can for H-town.

Dillon Scout, an artist from the ATL, is auctioning off these limited wooden pieces of art now. 10% of the proceeds will be going to FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) in light of Hurricane Harvey.

Take a look at these one of a kind pieces of art below, and be sure to follow Dillon Stout here to get yours to help those in need.


Air Jordan 3 Puzzle Proceeds for Hurricane Harvey
Air Jordan 3 Puzzle Proceeds for Hurricane Harvey
Air Jordan 3 Puzzle Proceeds for Hurricane Harvey

Air Jordan 3 Puzzle Proceeds for Hurricane Harvey

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“Game of Thrones” Inspires Air Jordan 11 Custom Cleat

Watching the Game of Thrones finale tonight? As the great Michael Jackson once said, “You are not alone.” Finding inspiration from another MJ of sorts, these Air Jordan 11 Custom Cleats by master Mache are part primetime pandemonium and part league leniency.

Coinciding with the season finale of TV’s most Tweeted about show and the MLB’s Players Weekend, these custom cleats go yard in medieval fashion, redressing Michael Jordan’s patent leather classic in styling a viewer of the show could much better describe.

War ready, peep the latest work from Mache below.

Since Players Weekend also coincides with the Game of Thrones finale tonight we decided do make some custom GoT inspired customs for celebrate. #gameOfThrones #customcleats #jordan #got

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Chance the Rapper Gets His Off-White x Air Jordan 1

Ahead of its official release next month, Virgil Abloh continues to seed his uber popular Off-White x Air Jordan 1 to his close personal friends. Fellow Chicago native Chance the Rapper is one of them, and “Lil Chano” recently received his customized pair.

Similar to earlier pairs Abloh has gifted, Chance sees his aforementioned nickname hand-written by Virgil at the midsole surrounding the “AIR” branding. Chance is the latest in a series of celebrities receiving and wearing the Off-White 1’s early. For more release details on the shoe, visit here.

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Unboxing the Nike Zoom Vapor Tour RF x Air Jordan 3 “Fire Red”

words & video // Ray P.:

Watch here on YouTube

Ahead of its release on August 23rd, grab an exclusive unboxing of the third collaboration between Michael Jordan and Roger Federer. Using the Nike Zoom Vapor Tour 9.5, Federer’s signature tennis shoe, as the base, this court transcending hybrid embodies the influence of the “Fire Red” Air Jordan 3.

From Nike Air, to premium tumbled leather, and that elephant print we all adore, this is a hybrid done right! Watch the detailed in-hand review of the Nike Zoom Vapor Tour RF x Air Jordan 3 above. Although extremely limited, you can expect a wider release after tomorrow. Stick with Nice Kicks for up to the minute news.

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Jordan Brand Supports Black Lives Matter Movement with Air Jordan 1

Earlier today Jordan Brand’s Frank Cooker debuted a new Air Jordan 1 both powerful in its message and harmonious in its timing.

His Air Jordan 1 “Black Lives Matter” could very well be a custom or sample never meant to see the light of day at retail. Yet whatever they are, the black-on-black colorway sends a powerful message of unity and inclusion in a time that we need it most.

This, however, isn’t the first time Jordan Brand has created with inspiration by African-American culture. Their annual Black History Month collection is an ode to equal rights and equality. Given a potential release of this BLM Air Jordan 1, Jordan Brand would easily be the most woke sportswear company in the biz.

No release details for this Air Jordan 1 are known. Stay tuned as we hope to have more information soon.

Air Jordan 1 "Black Lives Matter"
Air Jordan 1 “Black Lives Matter”

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Air Jordan 2 “Melo” Returns in 2018

Carmelo Anthony, wherever he plays next year, will by and large lace up pairs of his upcoming Jordan Melo M14. But next year Jordan Brand is taking it all the way back to 2004, Melo’s time in the Mile High City, and a famed PE he donned during that time.

Come next year, we’ll finally see the return of the beloved Air Jordan 2 “Melo” PE. The Nuggets centric model, outfitted in University Blue and Varsity Maize, is reported to return next spring. The tentative May 2018 release date will be this Air Jordan 2’s first time back at retail in 14 years.

Stay tuned for more on the “Melo” 2’s right here at Nice Kicks.

Air Jordan 2 “Melo”

Colorway: White/University Blue-Varsity Maize
Style #: 385475-122
Release Date: May 2018
Price: $ 190

Air Jordan 2 "Melo"
Air Jordan 2 “Melo”

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Air Jordan 6 Pinnacle “Saturday Night Live” // Release Date

Jordan Brand today has confirmed a release date for the highly anticipated Air Jordan 6 Pinnacle “Saturday Night Live” edition.

Inspired, of course, by the olive-green bomber jacket Michael Jordan donned during his Saturday Night Live hosting gig back in 1991, the shoe features quilted green paneling paired with simplistic black and white accents. A replica bomber jacket similar to the style Jordan wore back in ’91 was also produced, but will only be available to Jordan Brand friends and family.

Look for the Air Jordan 6 Pinnacle “Saturday Night Live” on September 1.

Air Jordan 6 Pinnacle

Release Date: September 1, 2017
Price: $ 225

Air Jordan 6 Pinnacle "Saturday Night Live"
Air Jordan 6 Pinnacle “Saturday Night Live”
Air Jordan 6 Pinnacle "Saturday Night Live"
Air Jordan 6 Pinnacle “Saturday Night Live”
Air Jordan 6 Pinnacle "Saturday Night Live"
Air Jordan 6 Pinnacle “Saturday Night Live”
Air Jordan 6 Pinnacle "Saturday Night Live"
Air Jordan 6 Pinnacle “Saturday Night Live”
Air Jordan 6 Pinnacle "Saturday Night Live"
Air Jordan 6 Pinnacle “Saturday Night Live”

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