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2018 WNBA All-Star Game PE Collection

July 27, 2018 - The host state for the 2018 WNBA All-Star Game is front and center for the event’s footwear collection from Nike, featuring special Minnesota-inspired colorways of six basketball shoes.

Purple — the color of royalty, of the state’s football team, and of its musical hero — is consistent throughout the PE collection. The two-block divide reflects a play between the Twin Cities, Minneapolis and Saint Paul. The ripple pattern refers to the state's vast number of lakes, as well as the waves being created in the modern women's game.

"The All-Star shoes are fire across the board," says four-time WNBA champion Seimone Augustus of the Minnesota Lynx. "I can't wait to wear the KYRIE 4 and pay tribute to the land of 10,000 lakes."

The 2018 WNBA All-Star Game PE collection includes special colorways of the LEBRON 15, LEBRON Soldier XII, KD11, KYRIE 4, PG2, and the KOBE A.D.

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London-Inspired Nike Zoom Pegasus 35 Turbo Mo and Nike Vaporfly 4% Flyknit

April 09, 2019 - Two running shoes, including a new colorway of the marathon-dominating Nike Vaporfly 4% Flyknit, celebrate London's upcoming 26.2.

The Nike Zoom Pegasus 35 Turbo Mo, shown second, the beloved British distance runner Mo Farah with a nod to his famous MoBot trademark (on the tongue label) and rich history of victories (via the gold Union Jack flag on the heels).

The Nike Vaporfly 4% Flyknit will release April 9, while the Nike Zoom Pegasus 35 Turbo Mo will be available April 16 on nike.com.

April 05, 2019 - Inspired by LeBron's love for a hit '90s sitcom, the LEBRON 16 "Martin" features a design reminiscent of the show's lively introduction and memorable catch phrases on the heel counter.

The LEBRON 16 "Martin," which he debuted during an April 5 regular-season game against the Los Angeles Clippers, releases globally beginning April 16 on the SNKRS app and at select retailers.

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Special-Edition PhantomVNM for Alex Morgan

April 04, 2019 - Celebrating her 100th career goal with the U.S. Women's National Team (scored during her match against Australia), Nike is awarding striker Alex Morgan with a special-edition PhantomVNM boot.

The color palette is a sophisticated floral take on her national team colors, enclosing a tonal American flag on a platinum Swoosh. Text on the graphic overlay connects her boot to silhouettes past and present: The number 100 appears in the iconic T90 font, a nod to one of Morgan’s all-time favorite boots, while her name is emblazoned in PhantomVNM type. The date and coordinates next to the strike zone represent her first international goal scored on October 6, 2010, in Chester, Pennsylvania.

These special-edition PhantomVNM boots will be limited to 100 units available for purchase in North America.

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Jordan Brand Summer 2019 Preview

March 31, 2019 - Air Jordan XIV White/Red
Celebrating the 20-year anniversary of the Air Jordan XIV, a classic colorway returns in true OG form. The silhouette, inspired by luxury sports car styling, has been produced as a stitch-for-stitch replica. The April 6 release also comes with original packaging and signature hangtags.

Air Jordan XIII Cap and Gown
For years, the Jumpman community has celebrated milestones in their favorite Air Jordans. Following last year's Cap and Gown AJXI, the AJXIII is dressed in a patent leather upper and dark translucent outsole with metal emblem and tassel-inspired laces. The shoe release April 27.

Air Jordan VII Ray Allen
Hall of Famer Ray Allen has one of the most storied Jordan PE collections in history. To celebrate the 23rd anniversary of his draft, a special colorway of the Air Jordan VII that brings together two of Allen’s PEs from his time in Milwaukee will release June 1.

Air Jordan Reflections of a Champion Collection
Wrapped in reflective material, this capsule includes the shoes MJ wore during his first three championships: The Air Jordan VI, VII and VIII. Each releases separately on June 8.

Air Jordan IV Flyknit Collection
The Air Jordan IV gets a bold Flyknit makeover via four distinct flooded colorways: Game Royal, Orange, University Red and Volt. As part of the silhouette’s 30th anniversary, the Air Jordan IV Flyknit collection launches June 14, with each colorway releasing exclusively in a specific geography.

Air Jordan XIV University Gold/Black/University Red
MJ’s love for Italian sports cars has served as inspiration for many of his sneaker designs and this colorway matches one of the most famous of these, the AJXIV, with a flashy new finish. The shoe releases June 22.

March 27, 2019 - In its second iteration, the versatile training shoe will be available in men’s and women’s sizes (shown). With a flexible Nike Free outsole and some of the stability of Nike Metcon, the shoe is built to take on everything from a short run to a studio class to free weights and kettlebells. 

New to the 2: a larger durable TPU strap (it’s integrated with the laces) that wraps the midfoot and heel to provide extra lock-in when needed; a bootie construction with a pull tab for more ankle support; the midsole is made up of a firmer foam than the previous version, which adds a little more stability for lifting.

The Nike Free x Metcon 2 will be available for NikePlus members March 28 then globally on April 4.  

March 25, 2019 - For more than 20 years, the iconic Nike Mercurial has embodied explosive speed through color and design. This new special edition features different elements found on some of the boldest Mercurial boots made in the past decade.

A tonal, reflective white-on-white safari print envelopes the entire boot, inspired by the Nike Air Safari running shoe introduced in 1987 and seen on a Mercurial boot for the first time in 2010. The heritage of this print is also reflected on the black-on-black Swoosh.

A combination of safari, silverware, cheetah, galaxy, gold and lava-inspired patterns are blended with neon hues, metallics and volt to form a distinctive color stripe that honors Mercurial’s rich style heritage. The vibrant multicolor band wraps the forefoot and flows from the underfoot to the heel. The graphic is also displayed uniformly atop the tongue.

The Nike Mercurial 360 LVL UP will be available March 31 on nike.com.

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Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski RM

March 22, 2019 - This year marks the 10-year anniversary of Stefan Janoski’s signature shoe with Nike SB, the Zoom Stefan Janoski. On April 1, Nike SB will launch the first of many new styles and silhouettes of the Stefan Janoski Remastered (RM), arriving in regular, mid, slip and AC models. All feature an outsole that’s lighter, more flexible and has a sleeker toe box, among other updates. 

“In creating his shoe, Stefan wanted the most minimally-designed footwear possible for maximum performance and boardfeel, where every part of the shoe was meticulously scrutinized,” says James Arizumi, the shoe’s original designer. “That holds true with the remastered version as well."

The Zoom Stefan Janoski RM launches April 1 on nike.com and at global specialty skate shops.

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March 21, 2019 - Celebrating the remarkable legacy of a Nike Football classic, the Nike Total 90 Laser returns in a limited special edition.

Known as the boots for ultimate accuracy and powerful shooting, the Nike T90 brings back the unique precision rings on the upper shield emblazoned with the number 90 and accompanied by the words Power – Swerve – Precision, creating a platform designed to control ball spin and optimize a solid shot.

The boot has the same upper materials and construction design as the original model, introduced in 2007, including an off-center lacing system for superior ball feel. The iconic skeleton foot graphic is displayed on the soleplate, tooled into a modern underfoot chassis for a lighter and more dynamic performance. The shoe reinstates the heel Zoom Air unit, re-engineered into the underside of the sockliner, for a responsive cushioning feel.

This special edition feature the original Zest colorway, and a red total ninety signage on the heel and on the outside front.

Each of the 2000 limited pairs comes individually numbered.

The Nike Total 90 Laser SE drops March 21 on nike.com.

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2019 Nike Free RN 5.0 and Nike Free RN Flyknit 3.0 Running Shoes

March 19, 2019 - Nike Free footwear lets feet flex, splay and move the way they want. Built on a more anatomically shaped last than traditional running models, the 2019 Nike Free Running Collection introduces new elements that enable a more barefoot-like feel than previous versions. 

Because Nike Free is intended for lower-mileage runs, the foam cushioning in the new Nike Free midsoles is firmer (closer to that of the original 2004 model to promote a more barefoot-like feel underfoot), flatter and lower to the ground, delivering greater connection and more natural range of motion than before. The midsole now features siping along the top and bottom to increase dorsi and plantar flexion. Based on data mapping, varying depths in the sipes are placed where the foot naturally wants to bend and stretch to enhance the feeling of movement and to allow for more natural foot motion. 

The Nike Free RN 5.0 (shown first) is 26-percent more flexible and 2mm lower to the ground while the Nike Free RN Flyknit 3.0 (shown second) is 1mm lower to the ground than the 2018 models.

The minimal uppers, a thin-stretch mesh with a minimal lacing system for the 5.0 and a lace-less Nike Flyknit with a secondary lock-down overlay for the 3.0, were designed to enhance the natural, second skin aspect of the shoes. There’s a nod to the in-depth science behind the original shoes in overall aesthetic too, with some of the design lines come from the natural shape of the foot, for example). The smaller Swoosh symbolizes the shoe’s lower-mileage intent. 

The 2019 Nike Free Collection will be available beginning March 19.