Posts Tagged ‘Nike’

Nike Air More Uptempo “Triple White” // Available Now

Is the Nike Air More Uptempo “Triple White” the shoe of the summer? That remains to be determined by the people. We do know two things though: they’re finally available, and yes, Odell Beckham Jr. will still be wearing these.

If this icy take on the Pippen classic is for you, pick up a pair now at Foot Locker.

Nike Air More Uptempo “Triple White”

Price: $ 160

RELATED: Nike Air More Uptempo // A Complete Guide

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The “Mini Swoosh” Returns on the Nike Air Force 1 Low

Incredibly Ekin steeze, the not-so-famed but still appreciated Mini Swoosh branding has returned to the Nike Air Force 1 Low.

Seen with higher praise on the Air Max 1, the toe-box touch taps an Uptown full of Ralph Lauren vibes. Will the Mini Swoosh bring the Big Pony out of the stables? Giddy up, these just might.

Already available overseas but since sold out at Billy’s, peep this pair in the photos below.

Nike Air Force 1 Low Mini Swoosh
Nike Air Force 1 Low Mini Swoosh
Nike Air Force 1 Low Mini Swoosh
Nike Air Force 1 Low Mini Swoosh
Nike Air Force 1 Low Mini Swoosh
Nike Air Force 1 Low Mini Swoosh
Nike Air Force 1 Low Mini Swoosh
Nike Air Force 1 Low Mini Swoosh
Nike Air Force 1 Low Mini Swoosh
Nike Air Force 1 Low Mini Swoosh

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Another Look at the Nike SF-AF1 Mid

Earlier this week we reported that Nike would be releasing an SF-AF1 Mid. Today more images of the shoe are unveiled, with three colorways in all now in full lateral viewing.

Vindicated in white, black and camouflage, each style bears a slight shorter frame as opposed to the traditional SF-AF1 while also seeking zipped construction at the heel and a top strap in lieu of paracord straps. An inscription above the rear paneling reads “URBAN UTILITY FTWR” which leans towards the shoes militaristic inspiration.

Take a look at all three Nike SF-AF1 Mid colorways and stay tuned to Nice Kicks for release details.

Nike SF-AF1 Mid
Nike SF-AF1 Mid
Nike SF-AF1 Mid
Nike SF-AF1 Mid
Nike SF-AF1 Mid
Nike SF-AF1 Mid

Source: pinoe77

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Virgil Abloh’s Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax Gets the Details Right

Virgil Abloh, throughout his triumphant career in fashion and design, has succeeded largely by forecasting cultural climate and mastering its delicate and often underlying details. And details come in many forms; some overt, some subtle. His upcoming Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax gets it right on both fronts.

The shoes deconstructed onset is, in and of itself, design satire. The exposed stitching, outspoken branding, and general departure from luxury while still appearing contemporary, is irony at its finest. Moreover, much like the overarching thesis of Off-White, the shoe acts as a detailed learning guide for the next generation to follow. Virgil is providing the blueprint for sneaker design in the most stylish and clever way possible. And without giving away too much; there’s still learning to be done.

See for yourself below as we take our best look yet at the upcoming Off-White VaporMax. Stay tuned to Nice Kicks for more.

Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax
Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax
Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax
Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax
Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax
Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax
Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax
Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax
Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax
Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax
Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax
Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax
Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax
Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax

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Take a First Look at the Nike Hyperdunk 2017

As expected, Nike Basketball is continuing their Hyperdunk line into 2017. Today, a first look at the Low is vindicated.

The shoe appears in what looks to be a Flyweave upper matched with Lunarlon tooling below. If you remember, the shoe’s past two iterations were finished with Zoom cushioning. The Lunar technology is encapsulated by a wavy midsole unit, a pattern that persists at the shoe’s outer.

Grab a first look at the Nike Hyperdunk 2017 below and stay tuned to Nice Kicks for more details.

Nike Hyperdunk 2017
Nike Hyperdunk 2017
Nike Hyperdunk 2017
Nike Hyperdunk 2017

Source: wkobe

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Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt “Bulls” // Another Look

The Chairman of the Boards, no Carrot Top — okay, typically quite Carrot Top — Dennis Rodman wore red both on his hair and on his shoes quite well. Case in point? The Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt “Bulls” from his dynasty days in Chicago. While the blog born nickname may be new, the shoe and its details are far from it as it gets the retro treatment with OG intricacies for the first time ever.

Look for these to release on April 28th at select Nike Sportswear accounts, including CNCPTS.

Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt “Bulls”

Release Date: April 28, 2017

Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt Bulls

Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt Bulls
Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt Bulls
Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt Bulls
Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt Bulls
Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt Bulls
Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt Bulls
Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt Bulls
Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt Bulls
Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt Bulls
Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt Bulls
Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt Bulls
Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt Bulls

In addition to the “Bulls” colorway, check out the rest of the OGs slated to drop as reported by our own Darren Griffin:

Worn by Rodman during his championship runs with the Bulls in the mid 90’s, the shoe is most known for its asymmetrical strap overlay working in conjunction with tumbled leather construction. Enlarged Swoosh branding marks the shoe’s centermost point while an AIR gel pod rests just below the ankle collar. The Worm’s famed logo marks the heel in a true throwback to an era long past.

Expect the Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt globally on April 28 at Nike.

Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt OG
Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt OG
Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt OG
Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt OG
Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt OG
Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt OG
Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt OG
Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt OG
Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt OG
Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt OG
Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt OG
Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt OG
Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt OG
Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt OG
Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt OG
Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt OG
Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt OG
Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt OG
Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt OG
Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt OG
Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt OG
Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt OG
Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt OG
Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt OG
Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt OG
Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt OG
Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt OG
Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt OG

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LeBron James Debuts Nike Zoom Soldier 11 // Kicks On Court

words // Nick DePaula:

In a bit of a surprise, LeBron James decided to debut his newest sneaker earlier than expected, taking the floor this afternoon for Game 1 of the NBA Playoffs in a new wine and yellow Nike Zoom Soldier 11.

The sixth straight Soldier model designed by Jason Petrie, the 11 is a slight progression of last year’s Soldier 10, once again featuring ergonomic support straps, a sleeved upper and going laceless. Apparently four straps is better than three, going by simple math.

Initially, James was expected to wear the LeBron 14 for at least the opening round of the playoffs, before switching to the Soldier later in the postseason, as we saw him do last year during his road to the first NBA title in Cavaliers franchise history. The shoe isn’t slated to release until later this summer in June, but we can expect to see LeBron wearing a variety of player exclusive editions from here on out throughout the Cavs’ playoff run.

What do you think of the latest LeBron model on court?

 

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Nike Air Max 1 Pinnacle “Bleached Lilac” Drops This May

March was a big month for the Tinker Hatfield designed Nike Air Max 1. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the shoe re-released in its OG colorways while also appearing with 3/26 stamped on the tongue to signify the holiday made largely in its honor.

But for the remainder of spring/summer its business as usual for the Air Max 1. In fact, this women’s Pinnacle edition is doused in shades of purple and pink with perforations seen through much of the upper. Smooth nubuck construction provides space for the ventilation while the remainder of the body sees an infusion of leather. The look is finished with an off-white midsole.

Expect the Nike Air Max 1 Pinnacle “Bleached Lilac” sometime in May.

Nike Air Max 1 Pinnacle "Bleached Lilac"
Nike Air Max 1 Pinnacle “Bleached Lilac”
Nike Air Max 1 Pinnacle "Bleached Lilac"
Nike Air Max 1 Pinnacle “Bleached Lilac”

Source: sneakers.fr

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3.26 // A Love Letter To The Nike Air Max 1…

words // Josh Swade
images // Damion Mardel

I’ll never forget the moment I first saw the Air Max 1 sitting on a Foot Locker shelf at the mall. It was in 1987, soon after they had been released to the public — the shoes were unlike anything I’d ever seen before.

They had a throwback quality to them, yet they were futuristic at the same time. They were clean yet relatively complex. Like no shoe before it ever had, the Air Max 1 was calling my name, begging me to wear it. It seemed like all I had to do was slide into them like slippers, and I’d be walking on Air… literally.


The Centre Georges Pompidou

So much of the Air Max’s soft, inviting aesthetic came from the materials used in the uppers. Instead of cowhide, the shoe utilized nubuck, a type of leather that produced an almost velvet-like surface. The nubuck, in bright red and light grey, was set alongside a pillowy white mesh that covered the toe box and tongue in the most complementary way possible. The whole thing came together like a beautiful work of art.

While the upper of the Air Max 1 was instantly eye-catching, it was the midsole, with its visible Airbag, that truly pushed the sneaker into instant legendary status. It would later be revealed that Nike designer Tinker Hatfield came up with the idea to cut a hole in the shoe, after being inspired by Paris’ Centre Georges Pompidou, a building turned inside out.

As I lifted the sneaker off the shelf in the store, the Air in the midsole shone through like some sort of magical illumination — I instantly fell in love. For the first time in my life I wanted to wear a running sneaker, not to run in, but to just wear. All the time, every day.

“The whole thing came together like a beautiful work of art.”

I proceeded to buy and wear as many Air Max 1s as I could. And I never stopped. I kept buying… and buying… and buying.

Like so many sneakerheads out there, I grew especially fanatical in the late 90s and early 2000s, a period that brought a renewed sense of fury and hype to sneaker culture. While I amassed way too many Jordans, SBs and Air Max 1s, my New York apartment became covered top to bottom with an absurd amount of shoeboxes.

Eventually however, my collection dwindled. I grew jaded with the never-ending re-releases of OG Jordan colorways. All the retros made collecting them feel less and less special, so I got out of the Jordan game altogether. As Dunks became more of a mall shoe, rocked by everyone and their mother, I too got out of the SB game. That left me able to focus on one shoe and one shoe only: the untouchable Air Max 1.

Through the years I’ve been lucky enough to get my hands on so many grails. From the original mesh releases of ’99, to the heat fest that was ’04 (Urawas, Teals, Greystones, Wings & Waffles, etc.), to special collabs like the Pattas and the Kid Robots, my collection has literally grown up with me.

Then it suddenly came to a halt. As Air Max heads know, it all changed in 2008 when Nike altered the shape of the AM1 to a silhouette so far from the original that it felt like a different shoe. While a slew of messageboarders and Niketalkers bemoaned the lost silhouette, I, secretly, was pleased. No more waiting in line for hours upon hours, no more maxing out credit cards and spending money I didn’t have, no more dealing with resellers, internet hype and the agony of not copping. Finally I could focus on getting my last few remaining grails and be done. After all, as a collector, there is something beautifully satisfying about the definitive start and end to a collection.

But here we are: March 26th, 2017 – 30 years to the date from the release of the greatest sneaker of all time, the Air Max 1.

To celebrate the occasion, Nike has brought back the OG shape. I can’t say that I’m surprised. Why wouldn’t Nike bring back the shoe in its true 1-to-1 form that perhaps more than any other, set the stage for the company’s complete and utter domination? For my money, the Air Max 1 still represents the most seismic design breakthrough in athletic footwear history.

So now, it’s back to the grind. I gotta dust off the old rolodex and outsmart these kids who are out there copping with things like apps and bots and proxies. (Whatever those are.) It might take me a minute, but I’ll figure it out. I gotta say, it feels good to be back.

Josh Swade
NYC
3.26.17

Josh Swade is a New York based filmmaker who’s last film ONE & DONE on #1 NBA draft pick Ben Simmons is currently airing on Showtime. The film gained notoriety for its exploration of the “one and done” rule in college basketball and the way in which it lent transparency to the world of recruiting, agents, runners and shoe companies. Swade has directed and produced several films in the ESPN 30 for 30 series as well as several music related films on artists like The Black Keys, Major Lazer, Sheryl Crow and Ringo Starr. He is currently working on a feature length film called, “Homeboy, Throw in the Towel” on NYC street photographer Ricky Powell.

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Nike Air Max 90 “Master” Imagined by Canadian Graphic Designer

Today is the big day for Air Max fans as around the globe sneakerheads celebrate Air Max Day.  Born in 2014, the annual event pays tribute to not just the product line of Air Max that has revolutionized sneakers, but also the people that make them great.

This year, Nike teamed up with some of the biggest Air Max aficionados to create the Nike Air Max 1 “Master” that sported materials from some of the most iconic Nike Air Max 1 releases over the past 30 years.

Canadian based graphic designer RJ Viquiera, known as @arrjae on Twitter and Instagram, envisioned what would the “Master” version of the Nike Air Max 90 look like.  RJ took a similar concept with playing up the mudguard on the shoes and cooked up both a black and white based colorway to incorporate as many legendary Air Max 90s as possible.

Some old, some new, some collaborations, and some limited drops all are represented including:

  • DQM x Nike Air Max 90 “Bacon”
  • Nike Air Max 90 “Infrared”
  • HUF x Nike Air Max 90 “Hufquake”
  • Nike Air Max 90 “Curry”
  • Nike Air Max 90 “Crepe”
  • KAWS x Nike Air Max 90

Let us know in the comment section what you think of these two make ups.  Should Nike do the same concept with the Air Max 90 as they did with the Air Max 1?

Nike Air Max 90 "Master" Black - Lateral Side
Nike Air Max 90 “Master” Black – Lateral Side
Nike Air Max 90 "Master" Black - Medial Side
Nike Air Max 90 “Master” Black – Medial Side
Nike Air Max 90 "Master" White - Lateral Side
Nike Air Max 90 “Master” White – Lateral Side
Nike Air Max 90 "Master" White - Medial Side
Nike Air Max 90 “Master” White – Medial Side

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Nike Air Max 90 "Master" Black - Lateral Side
Nike Air Max 90 “Master” Black – Lateral Side
Nike Air Max 90 "Master" Black - Medial Side
Nike Air Max 90 “Master” Black – Medial Side
Nike Air Max 90 "Master" White - Lateral Side
Nike Air Max 90 “Master” White – Lateral Side
Nike Air Max 90 "Master" White - Medial Side
Nike Air Max 90 “Master” White – Medial Side

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