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Seven Generations: A Look at the History of the Nike N7 Lineage

At times we tend to fixate entirely too much on the present. While that previous assertion seems to be a bit oxymoronic, the thing is that it is always important to understand your roots. With history always repeating itself in many ways, the idea of celebrating your past and those figures that helped shape your future is imperative. Over the years, several corporations have routinely shown their appreciation towards the past, and arguably none bigger than Nike. With their Black History Month makeups and N7-themed models, the Swoosh certainly celebrates history.

So, with the latest Nike N7 iteration hitting retail shelves today in the form of the Air Jordan 7 N7 and other silhouettes, we saw it fit to debrief you on the history of the Nike N7 lineage and further celebrate the Native American community.

To see more, scroll through the page below to get a detailed account of the commemorative initiative.

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Dating all the way back to the year 2000, Sam McCracken developed the initiative to sell Nike products exclusively to Native American tribes in order to boost their growth and development, specifically through donations aimed at health promotion and disease prevention programs. According to the N7 Fund’s official site, the “N7” name derives from the Native American wisdom of Seven Generations that states: “we must consider the impact of our decisions on the seventh generation”.

Serendipitously, seven years later the N7 lineage would begin.

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By 2007, the first Nike N7 model would release in the silhouette of the Nike Air Native N7. This model would be constructed specially to fit the needs of individuals of Native American descent as the fit would be constructed to accommodate the width and foot shape of the aforementioned culture. All proceeds from this initial retail release would go towards N7 Fund.

Two years later in 2009, Nike would unveil two additional silhouettes, one being able to grace the hardwood in the form of the Nike Air Huarache N7 and a lifestyle/running model of the Nike N7 Air Pegasus+26. The next year, in 2010, four different models would be available and all proceeds would go towards the N7 foundation.

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However, arguably the most notable namesake and signature models within the Nike N7 lineage involve the Kevin Durant signature line. With Kevin Durant being a vital member of the Oklahoma City community and being a premier star within the NBA, it only made sense for Nike to push this notable player to the forefront. Beginning in 2012 with the Nike KD IV, the N7 model of the aforementioned silhouette would employ two different color ways with one involving a mostly white upper and the other employing a black makeup. Both models would be seen with vibrant accents throughout and detailed imagery along the upper.

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The very next Kevin Durant signature model would take on the N7 makeup as well, as the Nike KD V featured a tonal makeup throughout the upper fusing distinct shades of green. In addition, detailed imagery can be seen as the aforementioned qualities rested atop of a black and yellow outsole. Kevin Durant would sport this model during a matchup against the Golden State Warriors back during the 2012-2013 campaign.

By late 2013, the Nike KD 6 would incorporate the N7 treatment as well and then in 2014 the lineage would continue with the Nike KD 7. Although Kevin Durant would hit tumultuous times with his foot injury derailing his 2014-2015 season – he still continues to ascend on a proverbial “high-note” as his Nike KD 6 silhouette would be a part of his MVP season, averaging over 30 points per game.

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As time has progressed, the Nike N7 lineage has accompanied over 20 different silhouettes and variations ranging from the Nike Air Force One High to the Air Jordan 7,  which will ultimately grace retail shelves today. As time goes on, it’s only certain that Nike will continue to produce stellar models and apparel to help commemorate the Native American lineage and help forward their progression even more. As an abundance of Native American players grace the landscape of sports such as Jacoby Ellsbury, the N7 fund will have some prominent faces to lead their initiative heading into a new generation.

Related: History of the Nike N7 Collection

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Air Jordan 7 “Championship” Pack Another Look

Picking up where its celebratory Air Jordan 6 Pack left off, Jordan Brand in gearing up to pay tribute to MJ’s second championship with a two-piece Air Jordan 7 Pack. Having followed up his title-winning efforts from the ’91 season by adding a second ring to his collection in ’92, Jordan Brand revisits both the “Cigar” and “Champagne” motifs once more.

Taking a premium team red suede approach throughout its upper, the “Cigar” variation also features offsetting white and gold accents with a gum outsole completing the look. On the other hand, its beverage-inspired counterpart dons a White/Black makeup with hints of gold shimmering about the ankle and tongue. Tentatively set to release on June 20th, you can check out another look at the Air Jordan 7 “Championship” Pack after the jump.

Air Jordan 7 “Championship” Pack

Colorway: White/Metallic Gold-Black, Team Red/White-Gum Light Brown
Style #: 725093-140, 725093-630
Release Date: June 20, 2015
Price: $ 250

Air Jordan 7 Championship Pack Another Look

Air Jordan 7 “Championship” Pack

Air Jordan 7 Championship Pack Another Look

Air Jordan 7 “Championship” Pack

Air Jordan 7 Championship Pack Another Look

Air Jordan 7 “Championship” Pack

Air Jordan 7 Championship Pack Another Look

Air Jordan 7 “Championship” Pack

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What to Wear Today: A Motown-inspired look, to show off your…

What to Wear Today: A Motown-inspired look, to show off your moves. 

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Jordan Spizike “Cool Grey” Detailed Look

Following the release of its kids-friendly “Taz” colorway, the Jordan Spizike is just a day away from delivering its “Cool Grey” style code. Done up with its hybrid upper, speckled midsole and matching wings cloaked in black, the headlining hue highlights the silhouette’s elephant print detailing, interior lining and outsole. Complete with a white midsole and grey mist trimmings, the Jordan Spizike “Cool Grey” is slated to be available at select Jordan Brand retailers, including Sneaker Politics, tomorrow.

Jordan Spizike “Cool Grey”

Colorway: Black/Cool Grey-Grey Mist-White
Style Code: 315371-004
Release Date: May 20, 2015
Price: $ 175

Jordan Spizike Cool Grey Detailed Look

Jordan Spizike “Cool Grey”

Jordan Spizike Cool Grey Detailed Look

Jordan Spizike “Cool Grey”

Jordan Spizike Cool Grey Detailed Look

Jordan Spizike “Cool Grey”

Jordan Spizike Cool Grey Detailed Look

Jordan Spizike “Cool Grey”

Jordan Spizike Cool Grey Detailed Look

Jordan Spizike “Cool Grey”

Jordan Spizike Cool Grey Detailed Look

Jordan Spizike “Cool Grey”

Jordan Spizike Cool Grey Detailed Look

Jordan Spizike “Cool Grey”

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A Closer Look at the STUSSY Livin’ GENERAL STORE x RAINS 2015 Spring/Summer Hooded Rain Jacket

As you may well know Danish rainwear brand RAINS have collaborated with Stussy as part of their Livin’ GENERAL STORE drop this summer and we recently got a glimpse of the rain jackets they have put together. Now you can take a closer look at the collaborative effort before you take the plunge and buy, alongside RAINS’ classic clean lines and utilitarian detailing it has been revealed that the jackets bear a large double-S stussy logo on the interior. A unisex design, the hooded rain jacket offers two flapped patch pockets along with a buttoned placket and is available no via Livin’ GENERAL STORE dealers for ¥16,500 JPY (approximately $ 138 USD).


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A First Look at the Nike Chuck Posite Black/Court Purple

Disappearing and reappearing like a magic trick gone wrong, the Nike Chuck Posite is back in the fold today with a colorway reminiscent to a former team of its namesake figure. Aligning in tone with Barkley’s MVP year and Finals run in Phoenix with the Suns, this harmonious Chuck Posite colorway takes to a bold black base with contrasting court purple accents across its imposing tongue, sockliner and speckled white lace liner. The aggressive exterior is finished with a translucent outer alongside a metallic silver carbon fiber plate. No release details are readily available at this time, but keep it locked for more of this new Chuck Posite Phoenix Suns-inspired color iteration.

Nike Chuck Posite

Colorway: Black/White-Court Purple
Style Code: 684758-002

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Check out Another Look at the Air Jordan 1/2 Sample “Chicago”

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Having peppered retailers with its fair share of anticipated releases, Jordan Brand dug in the archives to unearth the “Chicago” version of the Air Jordan 1/2 Sample. Pieced together with the classic stylings of the AJ1 making up the upper, the AJ2’s iconic midsole and out sole tooling finishes off the rest of the look. Dressed with an all too familiar mix of Bulls-derived colors charging throughout its mashup construction, the Air Jordan 1/2 Sample “Chicago” is still without a release date. Check out another look at these joints after the jump and make sure you keep it locked to Nice Kicks for more info.

Air Jordan 1/2 Sample “Chicago”

Check out Another Look at the Air Jordan 1/2 Sample Chicago

Air Jordan 1/2 Sample “Chicago”

Check out Another Look at the Air Jordan 1/2 Sample Chicago

Air Jordan 1/2 Sample “Chicago”

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HYPEBEAST Tested Microsoft’s “How Old Do I Look?” App with 15 Usual Suspects

“The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist,” says con man Kint, who was played by Kevin Spacey in 1995 crime thriller The Usual Suspects. The quote is a nod at the idea that we often refuse to admit that there’s evil around us, acting as we please with little regard for consequences. While “evil” might be a strong word to describe vanity, there’s no denying that some go to great length to achieve their idea of perfection. Coincidentally, one of the greatest tricks the human ever pulled was to fool the world about his age. With all the cosmetic surgery available, this trick isn’t exactly hard to pull off. Thankfully a large part of the world still veers away from such narcissistic practices, preferring to opt for the word “wise” rather than “old.” Yet, the thought still lingers in the back of our heads, “how old do I come across?”

Adding to the pool of distractions on the Internet is “How Old Do I Look,” an app designed by Microsoft that guesses your age after analysing 27 points on your face. The app admittedly states that it is still under construction so the accuracy could differ. Understanding the variables, we tested the app with some of the most recognizable faces in fashion, music and pop culture. Rallying up a slew of usual suspects from our latest HYPEBEAST 100s list, along with a few special candidates, we learnt that in some instances — such as Lev Tanju, Ronnie Fieg, and Pharrell Williams — the app was either spot on or missing the age by one year. Ricardo Tisci, Virgil Abloh and Gigi Hadid were marked up a few years perhaps due to their nasolabial folds, but not at the whopping gap of 16 years, as it appeared for HBA creative director Shayne Oliver. He was said to be 42, but in fact is 26. Adrianne Ho would be pleased to know that she’s been given four years head start, and Hiroshi Fujiwara — a striking 21 years.  After decades of recreational cannabis use, Snoop Dogg’s heavy eye-bags and overall droopy look has earned him +10 years, while the gorgeous Bruce Jenner knocked a decade off his seniority, a glitch in part thanks to the reconstructive surgery he’s acquired .

Check the line-up above and let us know how far off you think these estimations are. Head over to “How Old Do I Look” and try out the app to see how well Microsoft knows you.


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Check out a Detailed Look at the Air Jordan 5 “Pre-Grape”


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While its colorway that is scheduled to release tomorrow may be new to some, the “Pre-Grape” Air Jordan 5 has actually been around a lot longer. Said to be one of the original palettes Tinker Hatfield created when the iconic silhouette first debut in 1990, midnight navy darkens the model’s premium leather upper, interior lining and midsole while turquoise blue adds some life to the tongue lining, shark teeth and Jumpman branding. Finished with a touch of white adorning the tongue and an icy outsole holding things down below, the Air Jordan 5 “Pre-Grape” is slated to arrive at select retailers, including VILLA, on May 2nd.

Air Jordan 5 “Pre-Grape”

Colorway: Midnight Navy/Turquoise Blue-White
Style Code: 136027-405
Release Date: May 2, 2015
Price: $ 190

Check out a Detailed Look at the Air Jordan 5 Pre-Grape

Air Jordan 5 “Pre-Grape”

Check out a Detailed Look at the Air Jordan 5 Pre-Grape

Air Jordan 5 “Pre-Grape”

Check out a Detailed Look at the Air Jordan 5 Pre-Grape

Air Jordan 5 “Pre-Grape”

Check out a Detailed Look at the Air Jordan 5 Pre-Grape

Air Jordan 5 “Pre-Grape”

Check out a Detailed Look at the Air Jordan 5 Pre-Grape

Air Jordan 5 “Pre-Grape”


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First Look: Air Jordan 6 Low “Chrome”


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With several of its iconic counterparts dropping it low, the Air Jordan 6 will also be joining the low-cut fold with the return of its classic “Chrome” colorway. Coming back for the first time since it was originally released in 2002, a hearty dose of black darkens the silhouette’s sueded base with metallic silver dressing the accents. Topped off with the headlining hue shimmering about the lace lock, along with an all too familiar translucent outsole holding things down below, this nostalgic Air Jordan 6 Low bring-back is rumored to be returning this Summer. Get familiar with this upcoming retro after the jump and be sure to keep checking Nice Kicks for updated release info.

Air Jordan 6 Low “Chrome”

First Look Air Jordan 6 Low Chrome

Air Jordan 6 Low “Chrome”

First Look Air Jordan 6 Low Chrome

Air Jordan 6 Low “Chrome”

First Look Air Jordan 6 Low Chrome

Air Jordan 6 Low “Chrome”

First Look Air Jordan 6 Low Chrome

Air Jordan 6 Low “Chrome”

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