Not a fan of either team? Kyrgios and Koston's picks are only a taste of Nike's deep NBA apparel collection, touting tees, sweaters, hoodies and more offered for all league allegiances.
A glimpse of the latest Nike Tech Pack Collection reveals the familiar (jackets and sweatpants that provide warmth via a modern take on fleece and knit) and the unfamiliar (layering pieces including sports bras, crop tops, tights and more). Evolving beloved running and training silhouettes within the collection nods to the future of apparel design at Nike, where a design-forward philosophy that harnesses a commitment to sports innovation takes precedence.
“We have a powerful vision for Nike apparel: to lead with innovation that makes athletes better, pushing the edges of both performance and style,” says Kurt Parker, Nike’s Vice President of Apparel Design. “Through new manufacturing technologies and new materials, we are driving a bold future where everything is designed with movement in mind.”
In this instance, designers combined a new waffle knit and woven performance materials, which they developed using years of body motion and mapping analysis gathered from studying the top athletes in the world in Nike’s Sport Research Lab. This led to a new expression of Nike Tech Pack for spring 2019: a more versatile package that provides pieces for a range of weather and workouts.
Limited releases of the Spring 2019 Nike Tech Pack Collection will be available beginning December 20.
Channeling the toughness of the Converse ERX, a paragon of late ’80s basketball design and Don C's signature view of basketball culture, the nine-piece Converse x Just Don collection launches November 19 exclusively at JustDon.com and releases globally November 20.
The assortment is highlighted by Don C's take on the ERX, which remakes the original 22-panel construction in a white pony-hair upper, embellished with a gold jewel Star Chevron and “DONS” logo — a cheeky play on the original “CONS” logo. The apparel remixes heritage basketball color-blocking and features a range of finely detailed accents, from tonal leopard print to gold zippers.
Built to power through the fiercest workouts, the Nike Training x Adonis Creed collection is inspired by Michael B. Jordan's cinematic role as boxer Adonis Creed and his drive to transform any environment into his training ground, from the asphalt to the weight room to the ring.
The collection includes apparel and introduces the Nike Metcon Flyknit 3 (read more about the new silhouette here) in a boxing-inspired special edition, with extended bootie construction, a removable strap and signature Adonis Creed branding. It releases November 15 on nike.com in North America and at Nike The Grove, Nike Las Vegas and Nike SoHo.
"Creed II," starring Michael B. Jordan, releases in theaters Thanksgiving.
Outdoor apparel that staves off harsh weather and bland style — it's a staple quality of the Nike ACG line. The Holiday 2018 apparel collection from Nike ACG brings out warm fleece, stark color-blocking and fun graphics for your winter trekking (regardless of the terrain of your trail). Check out a preview of the selection below.
The Nike ACG apparel collection for Holiday 2018 releases November 16 on nike.com and at select retailers.
This season’s 2018 Nike N7 Collection is inspired by rapper Taboo’s relationship with his Native American heritage, which helped to develop his professional style and gives him pride for his cultural roots.
“My initial style influence was from my grandmother taking me to see traditional dancing in East L.A,” says Taboo, who is an ambassador for this year's collection along with professional gymnast Ashton Locklear. “I was influenced by how they put their outfits together. They wore boots; I wore sneakers. So I started with footwear and accessorized my outfit around that. And it grew from there. My dance style comes from watching ceremonial dance. That’s who I am. I represent what was started hundreds of years ago.”
That traditional Native American dance influence appears in the new collection through intricate beadwork patterning and a color palette from the natural world.
The Nike N7 collection releases November 7 on nike.com and at select retailers.
The Nike Training Just Do It collection, launching this month, combines the best of Nike Training to keep you warm and motivated this season. Featuring bold apparel colors and metallic footwear accents, the assortment will help you power through winter workouts. See below for a few select pieces from the collection.
The Nike Training Just Do It collection for men and women arrives on nike.com and in stores globally in early November.
While the fall can provide idyllic running conditions, it can also cast unexpectedly harsh weather: wind, rain, sloppy street puddles. Use this guide to outfit your miles, and never put a run on hold due to the elements.
To deliver inspiring and inspired apparel to young girls, look no further than sports-loving artist Dear Giana, and her new collaboration with Nike, below.
The three limited-edition T-shirts and hat will be available in youth sizes October 11 on nike.com in North America.
The Nike SB x NBA Collection draws from basketball’s enduring influence on skateboarding. Highlighting classic silhouettes, the collection unites two cultures with distinct crossovers in style and function — a fact skaters themselves know well.
“Growing up in Southern California in the '80s was what got me into basketball,” says Nike SB skateboarder Eric Koston. “I was getting deep into skateboarding in high school, but having the Showtime Lakers as my home team was so exciting to watch. They were at the peak of their championship wins, they had their rivalry with the Celtics – it was compelling, competitive, flashy basketball.”
The collection’s two pieces of apparel — the Nike SB x NBA Satin Bomber and the Nike SB x NBA Hoodie — are adorned with an oversized Association logo, an iconic symbol of style, individuality and fandom.
Classic basketball silhouettes compose the footwear assortment, including the Nike Bruin, Blazer and Dunk. In the shoes’ earliest forms, key features like padded ankle collars and flat soles were a natural fit for skateboarders who needed protection and tight boardfeel while riding.
“As a skateboarder, I’ve always looked at those early basketball shoes from an aesthetic standpoint — because the style was always cool — but also from a technological standpoint, because of the similarities in our need for impact and support,” says Koston.
The Nike SB x NBA Collection releases October 13 on nike.com and at select retailers. The pink Nike SB x NBA Bruin and pink Nike SB x NBA Hoodie release December 1 on nike.com and at select retailers.
With Nike City Ready, the debut launch from Nike Women's Collections, Maria Vu, Senior Creative Director Nike Women's, and an all-female design team deliver a balance of forward-thinking innovation and directional silhouettes.
"The Nike City Ready Motion Adapt Bra is a great example of our promise," explains Vu. "Our challenge was how to take our incredible motion adapt technology, and make it beautiful and really push it through a transformative aesthetic lens without compromising the performance."
Heads up: Forward-looking Nike Sportswear has a progressive new collection, Nike Sport Pack. Featuring dynamic graphics, textiles and silhouettes that reference both heritage details and contemporary design, the collection distorts the boundaries of sport to deliver a new language of creative self-expression.
Nike Sport Pack will be available in Greater China August 1, and globally August 16.