Posts Tagged ‘SPORT’

Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 “Sport Royal” Drops Very Soon

Another Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 is set to release before the end of the month. The “Sport Royal” style that we previewed back in summer is due in stores before the end of the week.

The self-lacing shoe priced at $ 720 comes in a glowing blue, white, and black palette which stands as easily the most colorful style to date.

Look for the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 “Sport Royal” on September 30.

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Colorway: Sport Royal/Blue Lagoon-Black
Release Date: September 30, 2017
Price: $ 720

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New Balance Continues the 574 Legacy with the New Balance 574 Sport

Last month we saw the New Balance 574 Sport debut with a “Friends and Family” release followed shortly after by a Ronnie Fieg x Dover Street x New Balance collaboration that let users customize their kicks with velcro “N” patches.

The New Balance 574 Sport ties together the classic 574 style and shape with the new technology of New Balance’s Fresh Foam cushioning and an Abzorb crash pad. New Balance continued with improvements to the upper including and slip-on entry, and of course premium grade mesh and suedes.

The New Balance 574S is available now at select New Balance retailers and online at newbalance.com for $ 120.

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The Ronnie Fieg x Dover Street Market x New Balance 574 Sport Collection Releases this Friday

Ronnie Fieg has officially unveiled all three colorways of New Balance’s latest 574 Sport, releasing in conjunction with Dover Street Market.

New Balance’s modernized silhouette combines elements of the classic off-road runner with new-age styling, featuring Fresh Foam technology in the midsole, a mono-sockliner and interchangeable velcro “N” logos with 28 different color options. The “N” patches also include leather, nubuck and reflective offerings.

The collection pays homage to some of the classics within the 574 lineage, while also incorporating various elements and details influenced by Ronnie Fieg and Dover Street Market. The grey offering is influenced by New Balance’s notoriety for crafting a series of their most iconic styles in this colorway, while the navy and black versions tribute Fieg’s favorite 574JN model as well as DSM’s signature all-black palette. Each model features co-branded insoles along with extra laces and a special “N” system packaging.

The Ronnie Fieg x Dover Street Market x New Balance 574 Sport Collection is releasing this Friday, July 7 at all Kith locations, Dover Street Market, Kith.com and Doverstreetmarket.com. All Dover Street Market shops will release the collection in-store on Friday, July 13.

Ronnie Fieg x Dover Street Market x New Balance 574 Sport Collection

Price: $ 160

Ronnie Fieg x Dover Street Market x New Balance 574 Sport Collection
Ronnie Fieg x Dover Street Market x New Balance 574 Sport Collection
Ronnie Fieg x Dover Street Market x New Balance 574 Sport Collection
Ronnie Fieg x Dover Street Market x New Balance 574 Sport Collection
Ronnie Fieg x Dover Street Market x New Balance 574 Sport Collection
Ronnie Fieg x Dover Street Market x New Balance 574 Sport Collection
Ronnie Fieg x Dover Street Market x New Balance 574 Sport Collection
Ronnie Fieg x Dover Street Market x New Balance 574 Sport Collection
Ronnie Fieg x Dover Street Market x New Balance 574 Sport Collection
Ronnie Fieg x Dover Street Market x New Balance 574 Sport Collection
Ronnie Fieg x Dover Street Market x New Balance 574 Sport Collection
Ronnie Fieg x Dover Street Market x New Balance 574 Sport Collection
Ronnie Fieg x Dover Street Market x New Balance 574 Sport Collection
Ronnie Fieg x Dover Street Market x New Balance 574 Sport Collection
Ronnie Fieg x Dover Street Market x New Balance 574 Sport Collection
Ronnie Fieg x Dover Street Market x New Balance 574 Sport Collection
Ronnie Fieg x Dover Street Market x New Balance 574 Sport Collection
Ronnie Fieg x Dover Street Market x New Balance 574 Sport Collection
Ronnie Fieg x Dover Street Market x New Balance 574 Sport Collection
Ronnie Fieg x Dover Street Market x New Balance 574 Sport Collection
Ronnie Fieg x Dover Street Market x New Balance 574 Sport Collection
Ronnie Fieg x Dover Street Market x New Balance 574 Sport Collection
Ronnie Fieg x Dover Street Market x New Balance 574 Sport Collection
Ronnie Fieg x Dover Street Market x New Balance 574 Sport Collection

 

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Watch Photographers Swopes & David Hubacher Get the Perfect Shots in the New Balance 247 Sport

From equipment choices like cameras and lenses to creative decisions like composition and shooting angle, photographers with different specialties can capture the same subject in myriad manners. Taking that idea and running with it, our friends at Hypebeast and New Balance linked Chicago-based urban photographer Swopes with Swiss nature shooter David Hubacher to check out the nuances of their styles. With neither having been to the other’s city previously, Swopes and David spent a week exchanging techniques while hiking, climbing, and negotiating their way to some epic shots.

Along the journey, we documented the mashup of new photography spots and new cultural learning while the pair test drove the New Balance 247 Sport. The latest evolution of the 247 is designed with comfort and mobility in mind and the pair tested out exactly that — from the abandoned train tracks in Chicago to the lakes outside of Zurich. Watch the complete video above to see Swopes and Hubacher in action and hear them speak on their experience.

Pick up the 247 Sport Pack on the official New Balance web store starting February 4, with a European release to follow on February 11. Then, keep your eyes peeled for the next installment of our City 2 City series, pairing creatives from around the world, next week.

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Interview // Designer Kim Jones Discusses New NikeLab “Packable Sport Style” Footwear & Apparel Collection

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For designer Kim Jones, Louis Vuitton’s current Artistic Director of Men’s Ready-To-Wear fashion, the opportunity to partner with Nike and layer in his lens atop several new silhouettes made to be worn on the move, has simply been “a real honor.” The designer boasts a sneaker collection of more than 500 pairs, and can often be seen wearing everything from classic Air Jordan 1s to iconic running silhouettes like the Air Max 1 and Air Huarache.

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Designer Kim Jones

While Jones himself is London-born, his nomadic childhood was spent living all throughout Africa and the Caribbean, helping to inform his sense of style and design at an early age.

It’s that collection of global insights from around the world, coupled with a degree from the esteemed Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and his tenure in the fashion world that has helped to frame his creative approach to designing some of the industry’s most leading footwear and apparel collections. He’s often credited with bringing street style to the runway, blending more athletic and streetwear looks with high fashion.

NikeLab recently sat down with Jones to dive into the intent and inspirations behind each piece from his new “Packable Sport Style” collection, featuring boldly blocked windrunner jackets and a new take on the Air Zoom LWP running shoe.

Originally released in 1995 some two decades ago, the initial Air Zoom LWP silhouette (seen below) helped to usher in an era of Zoom Air. It introduced the responsive cushioning to the running world, while the Air Go LWP debuted Zoom in basketball. Then publicly dubbed the much less sexy “Tensile Air,” the tech was re-branded a year later (thankfully) to the sharper and swifter Zoom Air moniker.

The new NikeLab take on the Air Zoom LWP features a fused and modernized upper, with a precision sculpted midsole and visible cutaways through the outsole to showcase the Zoom Air unit housed within.

Read ahead for a full look at the upcoming men’s and women’s NikeLab x Kim Jones Packable Sport Style collection, along with several insights into the worldly view and travels that have helped to shape Jones’ outlook.

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The original Air Zoom LWP, released in 1995

What are your earliest memories of Nike?
Kim Jones: Being obsessed with having to have a pair of Nikes when I was about 13, or maybe even 12, and just nagging my parents to buy them for me. I saw them and immediately wanted them.

Do you remember the early styles that you were into?
Silver Nike Vandals.

Did your original interest in sneakers come from a street-cultural standpoint or a sport standpoint?
I was cycling a lot when I was a kid so that was a lot of it. I had them for sports and they looked cool as well. Also I was a straight-edger for a while and we were all obsessed with Jordans. Everyone would go to buy their Jordan Vs. We were super excited about it and would fight over every color, because we didn’t want to have the same ones. It was typical teenage guys being obsessed. I had a group of friends who I used to hang out with all the time and we all had the same size feet, which was quite useful, so we’d all just swap stuff over.

Do you have any of them in your archives now?
I have about 500 or 600 pairs of sneakers in my archives, probably. I’ve got them in my house in London and just lots and lots of cupboards in Paris. I’ve got lots of Jordans and tons of pairs of Huaraches. When they first came out, I bought them in bulk because I loved them so much.

What is it about sneakers in particular that interests you?
Now I’m interested in them because of the technology that goes into them and how they are developing so quickly and becoming really proper, serious product design. The technology side of it is the thing I really, really like — how it leads the fashion side and that becomes a lifestyle.

What else is interesting you right now?
Well, I always look at culture (more than fashion) as a reference — and travel, which is the key thing. I love going to South Africa. I really enjoy the energy down there — also in Tokyo, New York and LA, but I like to look in different places, too. Last summer I went to Southeast Asia, which was really interesting.

1200 Nike_Apparel_FA16_LOOK_7_0439Since your graduate collection [at Saint Martins], your aesthetic has most often been described as infusing street style into high fashion. Do you agree with this assessment? Is there anything you would add?
I think that is the way everything is moving forward; I was just one of the first people to do it. There was an article written today looking back on my first collection and it made me think about how far I’ve come from — it’s kind of scary. It’s been 15 years and it has gone so quickly and I’ve done so many things in that time. I refine what I do more and more.

Why are streetwear and sportswear important these days?
Because they are real. They’re in everyone’s life and filtered into everything.

You already work in the sportswear space a lot. How is the collaboration with Nike different?
I’ve always wanted to work with Nike and when they approached me it was the perfect time. I wanted to use Nike technology so we found something old and made it into something that was very new. I didn’t want the collection to look retro. I wanted it to be modern and to speak to youth today.

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Speaking of youth, the color palette of the collection is a mix of club-kid neons and neutrals. How did you arrive at that combination?
All the colorways come from old Air Maxes — there’s an Air Max 95 colorway and one from a classic, original Air Max, then we added another color palette that was looking at the future. It was about taking the DNA of what Nike stuff is all about and mixing it together, taking elements of all the different things I liked and putting it together.

A number of the garments in the collection are transformative, meaning the wearer can use them in multiple scenarios. Was this a design focus?
It’s about a utilitarian approach to design and function to give the customer something they can use in different ways. That’s what I was thinking about — how to make it useful to the wearer.

550 kim-jones-nike-zoom-lwp-02_o981ocWhat are some details that contributed to this design approach?
It was looking at making things out of the least amount of seams so they could be lighter and smaller — really looking at the authenticity of what Nike does the best and taking the key elements and using the technology to create these products. The Windrunner is [made from] just one piece of fabric, so looking at how that would be cut and how that would be graded were the most challenging details.

How did the jacquard print on the knit tops come about?
It was actually about looking at the form of the body and Flyknit [upper] patterns when they are flat, which are really beautiful. Then, making them big and seeing how it looks in a garment. It was a great way to do a t-shirt.

The NikeLab Air Zoom LWP x Kim Jones marries inspiration from an original Zoom 95 upper with Air Max 1 last. Why did you select these particular silhouettes?
I like the fact that it has come from an old shoe but has become a completely new shoe. It took quite a few go-s to get it right. At first it was too chunky and then it was too skinny. I was thinking about a shoe that I would really like to wear and be proud of. To have a Nike sneaker is an amazing thing. It’s a real honor.

British heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson in the NikeLab x Kim Jones Packable Windrunner

British heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson in the NikeLab x Kim Jones Packable Windrunner

Are there any other sneakers from the Nike archives that you’d like to reimagine?
There are a few, actually… a Footscape would be interesting to work with, or just taking a few of my favorites and doing that mix-and-match and cut-and-paste to get to something new. So you are taking something that was at the forefront at its time, then bringing it back in a different way so it’s at the forefront of now, because the technology has changed so much and everything is so light and comfortable.

People wear sneakers all the time now, so comfort and practicality are the key things. That thing of “time is luxury” is also important to think about. If products can make things easier for you and more simple, that’s important in life — as well as aesthetics, obviously.

That brings us back to the overarching theme of the collection “packables,” and your love of travel. Why is travel valuable to you?
I love to find new things, do new stuff, see new places… I want to see the whole world before I die. Nature is a big part of my interests. You have to go a long way to find things now, but if you don’t go there you don’t know what you’re going to see.

It’s fine to look on the Internet or in a book, but I like to see, touch, look at things and be inspired by culture, wildlife, people… I’m quite sensory in that way. I do a bit of initial research on the Internet to see where I want to go, but you don’t know what you’re going to find on the corner when you get there. That’s the most exciting thing.

So what are the top five places you’ve visited?
Easter Island, Mongolia, tons of different countries in Africa — maybe Ethiopia, the Maldives, because it’s amazing. I love Siem Reap in Cambodia. I love India — Rajasthan, particularly… London, because it’s my hometown, tons of South America — the Galapagos Islands… Patagonia is amazing. Bhutan was really incredible.

To marry your love of travel with your interest in street culture and sportswear: Where do you see strong street fashion these days?
Tokyo for one, and I like LA at the moment. I like Sao Paolo. I haven’t been to Australia for a while, but the last time I went I thought it was really interesting and New Zealand, because there are a lot of homegrown designers who are experimenting with things.

 

The Kim Jones “Packable Sport Style” collection of footwear and apparel for both Men and Women will be available at NikeLab.com and select NikeLab accounts on July 23rd. 

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NikeLab x Kim Jones Packable Windrunner assortment //

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VFILES Sport Plus 2014 Fall/Winter Collection

Following a well-received debut capsule for Spring/Summer 2014, VFILES Sport Plus — the new in-house line from New York retailer, VFILES — recently released its its first full seasonal collection for Fall/Winter 2014. The range — a result of demand from users and clientele for a full-scale line — re-imagines athletic wear, developing and enhancing their functionality through the addition of pockets, linings and practical detailing. The collection’s use of graphics, meanwhile, was inspired by the “US straight edge hardcore movement,” resulting in a unique, of-the-moment range of sportswear styles. Standouts include pieces like the Striker Hoodie, checkered Awake Jersey, performance ready Striker Shorts and the double-layered Penalty Short, which fuses quilted detailing and the convenience of a tights-and-shorts combo. Look for VFILES Sport Plus’ Fall/Winter 2014 collection now at the HYPEBEAST Store.


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Air Jordan 1 KO “Sport Blue” Coming Soon


Adding another element to the summer of “Sport Blue”, the Air Jordan 1 KO is the latest to be given the royal treatment. All leading up to the first-ever retro release of the Air Jordan 6 that made the tone famous, multiple models have been revised with the hue this summer. The Air Jordan 1 KO “Sport Blue” not only takes on the popular trend, but it is composed very similarly to the notable “Royal” AJ 1. Swapping out the silhouette’s leather for canvas in traditional KO fashion, this upcoming release uses a black base to highlight sport blue overlays around the ankle color, toe box, and Swoosh. A white midsole and sport blue outsole finish off the straight-forward sneakers, which we get a closer look at below from Wish. Scroll down to see alternative angles, and catch a release on August 23rd.

Air Jordan 1 KO “Sport Blue”

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Release Date: August 23, 2014
Price: $ 140

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Air Jordan 3 “Sport Blue” Another Look


Serving as the third installment in Michael Jordan’s epic signature sneaker line, the Air Jordan 3 is primed to release in another highly anticipated non-OG colorway. Dubbed the “Sport Blue”, this upcoming variation is equipped with a smooth black leather base with its accents and outsole coated in the headlining shade of blue. Grey adorns the signature cement print detailing, while white runs about the midsole of this drop scheduled to hit retailers on August 16th. Continue reading to peep some fresh new shots, courtesy of SneakerNews, and let us know if you’ll be checking for these next month.

Air Jordan 3 Sport Blue Another Look

Air Jordan 3 Sport Blue Another Look

Air Jordan 3 Sport Blue Another Look

Air Jordan 3 Sport Blue Another Look

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VFiles Sport Plus Introduces Its First Collection for 2014 Fall/Winter

New York-Based retailer VFiles will be launching its first full Sport Plus collection for 2014 fall/winter following great reception for its debut capsule for 2014 spring/summer. The collection re-imagines athleticwear, developing a unique aesthetic often associated with VFiles. Graphics inspired by the straight edge hardcore movement provide a playful twist by replacing the corporate branding and sponsor banners of soccer uniforms, which include slogans and manifestos for clarity of vision and focus of the mind. The collection will be available this September at VFiles’ Mercer Street store in New York as well as its online store and internationally at Colette, Harvey Nichols, Juice and Isetan.


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Audi Sport Quattro Laserlight Concept

Set to make its in-the-flesh debut next week at CES is Audi’s Sport Quattro Laserlight concept car. An evolution of the auto marque’s Sport Quattro concept, the Laserlight is a showcases for Audi’s latest technology, namely its new laserlight headlights. In place of the usual LED diodes, the car’s headlamps instead feature laser diodes that can illuminate the road ahead up to 1,640 feet. These miniature laser diodes measure just a few microns across but put out light at twice the distance and with triple the luminosity of traditional LED beam lights. In addition to the lighting, the car also features a high-res, three-dimensional display powered by a Nvidia Tegra 30 processor. This display is context-sensitive, meaning it will display the appropriate kinds of information when its needed. Powering this tech-laden car is a plug-in hybrid system capable of producing 700 horsepower, all the while producing roughly 94 miles per gallon. No word on whether this car will become a production reality but expect the featured technology to filter down to the rest of Audi’s range.


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