Posts Tagged ‘Summer’

Air Jordan 11 Low “Snakeskin” OG Returns Next Summer

Few sneakers spark a bond with summer quite like the Air Jordan 11 Low. Originally released back in 2001, the shoe may have never been worn by Michael Jordan on-court yet they were donned by just about everyone else off of it. Next summer, one of the original colorways is set to return for the first time in over 17 years.

While several Air Jordan 11 Low “Snakeskin” styles have retroed since the shoe first released just past the turn of the century, the long-beloved navy iteration is the lone pair that hasn’t. But if rumors are to be believed, next summer that will all change.

According to several reports, the navy pair is set to drop next April. Images of the 2019 iteration have not yet been revealed. Stay tuned for additional details.

Air Jordan 11 Low

Style #: CD6846-102
Release Date: April 2019
Price: $ 185

Air Jordan 11 Low "Snakeskin"
Air Jordan 11 Low “Snakeskin”

Source: zsneakerheadz


Will Drake, Cardi B, Or Dua Lipa Win The VMA Song Of Summer Award? You Decide

There’s just a week to go until the 2018 VMAs, and all of your millions of votes are being tallied to determine which artists will take home a shiny Moon Person. But your job isn’t finished yet! Give those voting fingers a big stretch, because we’re revealing the nominees for one final category: Song of Summer, powered by truth.

Cardi B — who already racked up a whopping 10 nominations this year — now has two more to her name. “I Like It,” her smash with Bad Bunny and J Balvin, is up for the Song of Summer prize, as is her remix of “Girls Like You” with Maroon 5. Drake’s viral “In My Feelings” is also up for contention, but he’ll face stiff competition in Post Malone, Juice WRLD, and DJ Khaled. And on the pop front, Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa’s “One Kiss” is a strong contender, as is Ella Mai’s inescapable “Boo’d Up.”

Voting for the tournament-style Song of Summer opens this week on MTV’s Instagram Stories. The first round takes place today, the second round on Tuesday, and the third round — featuring the final two contenders — on Wednesday. Voting officially closes on Thursday, and the winner will be announced during the VMA pre-show, airing on Monday, August 20 at 8 p.m. ET.

See the full list of nominees below, and get voting for your fave!

  • Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – “One Kiss”

  • Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – “I Like It”

  • DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, Quavo – “No Brainer”

  • Drake – “In My Feelings”

  • Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”

  • Juice WRLD – “Lucid Dreams”

  • Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B – “Girls Like You (remix)”

  • Post Malone – “Better Now”

The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from Radio City Music Hall on Monday, August 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Voting is now open at!


Nike’s Air Revaderchi Goes All Black for Summer

Originally released back in 1992 as a functional hiking model, Nike’s Air Revaderchi is just one of the many sneakers in the brand’s densely populated archive that almost works better today than it did decades ago.

Nike Air Revaderchi "Black"
Nike Air Revaderchi “Black”

The angular, multifaceted design is flush with premium materials. Dripping in AGC heritage with traces of Huarache DNA, this all-black variation reveals the great nuance in Nike designs circa ’92. Joining neoprene and suede fabrication before it was industry standard, much of what Nike did during the original ACG era was light years ahead of all others. The Air Revaderchi doesn’t often get credit for being amongst that bunch.

This all-black edition serves to strengthen that claim with a summer release. Grab a pair now for $ 140 at Feature.

Nike Air Revaderchi

Colorway: Black/Anthracite-Black
Style #: AR0479-002
Price: $ 140

Nike Air Revaderchi "Black"
Nike Air Revaderchi “Black”
Nike Air Revaderchi "Black"
Nike Air Revaderchi “Black”


Lil Wayne And Meek Mill Were The Comeback Kids Of Summer Jam

A decade ago, Sha-Ron Prescott asked a question that would unknowingly plague rap fans for years: “Hey, Mr. Carter / Tell me, where have you been?” On a dreary Sunday night (June 10) at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium, Lil Wayne emphatically waltzed through the drizzle and said “hello” like he never left. For a brief moment in a turquoise fur coat, I saw the man who made me believe he was “The Best Rapper Alive” emerge like a former welterweight champion. He was rusty but determined to take one more swing at the title.

But Sunday night’s Hot 97 Summer Jam was about the newfound freedom of two men. In a week, Weezy went from being reportedly released from a six-year lawsuit that derailed his career to hitting the stage on the 10th anniversary of his classic album Tha Carter III. Assured, confident, and muted, Wayne walked the stage as a man unshackled. That he was sharing the stage with Meek Mill — a rapper who was literally unshackled a few months prior — was serendipitous, to say the least.

Watching Wayne and Mill was bittersweet. Nothing is promised when it comes to black men, especially concerning the privilege to work unabated. The parallels between the two were uncanny. Wayne and Meek both saw gun charges and subsequent prison time halt their careers in 2007. While Wayne has been clear ever since, Meek’s been fighting the same fight for over a decade. During both of their sets, Lil Wayne and Meek Mill looked like men content to be workshopping their comebacks in front of their people — yes, black and brown.

When Meek Mill arrived like a bat out of hell with an ATV as his fiery chariot, it felt like this stage was where he always belonged. The pressure of surviving Philadelphia’s criminal justice system and the memeification of his image by Drake forced Mill to transform into something else, something better. His entire set, from “Dreams and Nightmares” to “1942 Flows,” was about one thing — inspiration.

The cocky MC I remembered performing “Rosé Red” in a University of Delaware auditorium in 2012 was now a preacher who treated the audience like his congregation. Mill was a man giving words of wisdom to people who looked just like him. His dreams were their own, and his fight to avoid a system built to keep him enslaved was a war that ravaged their families and friends as well.

In contrast, the stakes for Wayne were more insular. Ten years removed from the album that cemented his name in the rap pantheon, the New Orleans rapper could easily survey the musical landscape he helped create at his artistic peak in the mid-to-late aughts. The Future, Young Thug, and Lil Baby songs blaring out of the MetLife Stadium parking lot owed part of their existence to the path Wayne forged.

As he crouched to sing “Lollipop” in his signature croak, it shined like the blueprint it was always meant to be. His off-kilter, auto-tuned smothered sex anthem sounded alien in 2008. Now the song could be plugged between the latest Lil Uzi Vert or Gunna song on Rap Caviar, and it would sound at home. Weaving through hits like “A Milli,” it was like a talented fighter shadowboxing with himself, earning back goodwill that never should have escaped him.

Hip-hop is fickle. Rap fans have a tendency to forget our stars with the same speed a child forgets a toy a few days removed from Christmas. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie’s “Drowning” got more cheers than Bell Biv DeVoe’s “Poison,” which is understandable, no matter how much of a jam it is 28 years later. Regardless, Wayne and Mill proved you can’t snuff out legends. A decade ago, Sha-Ron Prescott asked where Mr. Carter had been. Lil Wayne replied, “Around the world and I’m back again,” and somehow that statement is truer now than it was then.


Nike Air Max 93 Coming in Summer Shades

Get ready for summer because the Nike Air Max 93 is coming in color combos that match permanent vacation vibes.

The brighter rendition features a burnt orange tone on the suede and mesh upper that’s contrasted by a white outsole and royal blue hits on the Swoosh and branding. Its counterpart goes for a strong, but more muted option, featuring a navy blue upper that’s also contrasted by a white midsole with beige branding on the accents.

These Nike Air Max 93s don’t have a release date just yet but stay tuned with Nice Kicks for more details.

Nike Air Max 93
Nike Air Max 93
Nike Air Max 93
Nike Air Max 93


H-Town Sneaker Summit Returns This Summer

Love sneakers? Live in Texas? If you answered ‘yes’ to both, chances are you’ve already been to the H-Town Sneaker Summit. If not, time to get familiar.

Founded by our main man Kadoma, the event has grown over the years to become one of the highest attended and most celebrated meetups in sneaker culture. Big names like Bun B, A$ AP Rocky and Trinidad Jame$ have attended, with the show serving as a great place for a photo opp or a sought after pickup. More than anything though, it’s a great place to talk kicks with folks who share the same passion.

Taking place on July 22nd, tickets are available here.


Morning Bop: Bri Steves Will Roll You Into A Summer Vibe

Welcome to Morning Bop: each AM, we’ll be providing you with a blast of the latest music news headlines along with the perfect song you need to start your day. Wednesday’s #MorningBop is “Jealousy” by Bri Steves because sometimes it’s necessary to ignore all the negative static in your ears.

While you crank that up, here are 10 trending news stories to keep tabs on today:

  1. Kero Kero Bonito’s “Time Today” is bursting with good energy

    The trio has another bop on the loose!

  2. Bali Baby’s Baylor Swift album is out now

  3. Skepta drops new single “Pure Water”

  4. Westerman tackles the concept of absolute power on “Edison”

    My mind is now swirling with theories as I sway to this tune.

  5. Samia lets out all her growing pains on “21″

    Watch the accompanying Hyper House-directed visual.

  6. Watch Dizzy Fae’s gorgeous visual for “Her/Indica”

    Women really are wonderful creatures.

  7. Joji’s new song “yeah right” is a mood

    Love to self-loathe :) )))

  8. Nina Nesbitt’s “The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change” feels like a warm, summer breeze

    What’s not to love about this Scottish singer-songwriter?

  9. Blushh’s “Do I Look Tired?” will keep you wide awake

    The Los Angeles-based band’s Thx 4 Asking EP drops on June 15 via Yellow K Records.

  10. FORM Arcosanti releases free compilation ahead of the micro-festival

    Download the entire project right here.


Justin Timberlake Debuts Jordan Tenacity 88 “Legends of the Summer” PE

Justin Timberlake, via the most recently stop on his Man of the Woods tour in Chicago, unveiled a new “Legends of the Summer” Jordan Brand shoe. It’s the first of its kind since Timberlake went on said tour back in 2013, and appeared (alongside his famous friends) in all-red iterations of the Air Jordan 1, Air Jordan 2 and Air Jordan 3.

This time utilizing the newly released Jordan Zoom Tenacity 88, Justin donned the all-red model in the Windy City — for which he has another show tonight. Take a first look at the Jordan Tenacity 88 “Legends of the Summer” below but don’t expect a retail release any time soon.

Jordan Tenacity 88 "Legends of the Summer"
Jordan Tenacity 88 “Legends of the Summer”

Source: justintimberlake


Jordan Brand Reveals Women’s Summer Lineup

Getting straight to the point, it is no secret that the ladies are a huge focus for brands this year and we are already seeing some major campaigns taking shape. Jordan Brand hit off the year with the very successful AJ1 Season of Her Collection, a luxury, yet street-ready take on a classic silhouette with that feminine touch. Closely followed by The One Reimagined campaign, we then saw 14 female designers come together to re-imagine the Air Force 1 and Jordan 1.

With momentum behind them, Jordan Brand has announced their next line up for the ladies this summer. We see more iterations of the AJ1 as well as some new players – the Air Jordan 3, Air Jordan 11 Low, Air Jordan 1 Low Lifted, Air Jordan 1 High Zip, Jordan Modero 1, Air Jordan 1 Low and Air Jordan 1 High Premium.

The summer line up sees a heavy focus on neutral tones and a natural aesthetic, with some tweaks to a couple of the usual details — thicker soles, no laces, more zips, heavy stitching and more.

There’s definitely a style and specific angle that JB feels appeals best to the female market. It’s classy yet street, which is a fair tactic to take.

Some may have concerns that maybe this pattern of products we are seeing is a little too feminine, or should I say obviously feminine. This soft and sultry aesthetic almost tells us what we should like as a woman, whereas a lot of us just want some fire colourways and creativity, equally fly to what we see the men get.

With all that said, it’s exciting to see Jordan Brand reaching out their hand to more and more silhouettes. Perhaps Air Max next?

How well do you think brands are doing to feed the female market? Are you a fan of Jordan Brand’s latest releases? Let’s talk, hit me up on Twitter to discuss this hot topic.



Faguo Shoes Spring / Summer 2011 Collection

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Faguo Shoes‘s press people have just let us know that the spring / summer 2011 collection is out and about now. Another of those ethical sneaker lines, for ever pair of Faguo shoes sold, a tree is planted. So far, 40 000 tress have been planted around France, amounting to no less than a small forest, if you think about it. Currently available at over 100 stockists in continental France, and dozens more overseas, the new Faguo line is also available online now.

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