October 06, 2017 / jordan brand
For her latest Jordan Brand collaboration, Aleali May channeled her Los Angeles roots. The Air Jordan 1 (her favorite of the brand's silhouettes) Aleali May features high-end materials and lots of texture, including black corduroy, which she said she chose because it reminds her of the house slippers from local LA markets her dad and uncle used to wear.
Silver satin on the forefoot and heel along with orange accents on the tongue and a chenille gray Swoosh add dimension and tie back to vintage sport jackets.
The Air Jordan I Aleali May will be available in men’s and youth sizes globally October 28 at select retailers.
June 22, 2018 / nike sb
The Nike SB Zoom Killshot 2 QS was created in collaboration with Hockey, the partner brand to world-famous FA Skateboards. The shoes feature Hockey branding across the back of the heel and the company's logo on the sockliner.
Hockey's choice of silhouette, the Killshot 2, has origins on the squash court (in fact, the name derives from a hard, swift shot that rolls of the ground, rendering it impossible for an opponent to pick the ball up off a bounce). The shoe was first released in the late '70s and remained popular for court sports through the early '80s. In the 2000s, it returned as a niche menswear favorite. This is the first time the Killshot 2 has been fitted for skateboarding.
The Nike SB Zoom Killshot 2 QS launches globally June 29 at select retailers.
June 18, 2018 / nike sportswear
The Nike Sportswear EXP-X14 both remembers Nike’s history and pushes the boundaries of lifestyle footwear through the use of numbers and transparent design elements. Here’s what you need to know about it.
The name and numbers
The Nike Sportswear EXP-X14 will be available beginning June 28 via SNEAKRS in Europe. From July 5, the shoe will be available from the Nike SNKRS app in North America, Greater China on nike.com and at select retailers.
June 15, 2018 / Shoe Stream
At golf’s second major championship of the year, Nike athletes will lace up PEs inspired by Nike’s signature orange shoebox to celebrate 30 years of Nike’s Just Do It slogan. Silhouettes include the Tour Premiere, Lunar Control Vapor 2 and Lunar Command 2.
Limited quantities of the Nike Golf Tour Premiere PE, shown here, will be available June 15 on nike.com in North America.
June 06, 2018 / nike basketball
How do you design a shoe for the flashiest athletes in college sports?
That question was the starting point for Dan Sunwoo and Tinker Hatfield's latest University of Oregon F&F Jordan, created for the schools track & field program. Hatfield, a former track athlete himself, wanted to convey some of the inherent swagger track & field stars carry, so Sunwoo chose to allow the university's famous yellow to pop strongly off the shoe's primarily black upper.
An added quirk, made possible through the blocking of the Jordan XIII, is that the yellow pop also ends up looking like a duck foot when the shoes hit heel to heel. Bonus details include custom embroidery throughout and a replacement of the shoe's traditional cat eye motif with the UofO logo.
The shoe is limited to members of the University of Oregon track & field program and friends & family of Jordan Brand.
June 01, 2018 / jordan brand
Multiplatinum recording artist Travis Scott honors his Houston roots with his first Jordan Brand collaboration release: The Air Jordan IV Travis Scott. This shoe uses a smooth suede upper and a University Blue, Black, Bleu Carolina and Noir colorway inspired by his favorite pro football team from when he was a kid. Additional details include Cactus Jack, his record label, branding on the left heel and right insole and a reverse Travis Scott tag on the inner left tongue to nod to original AJ IV details.
The Air Jordan IV Travis Scott will release June 9.
May 28, 2018 / nike golf
Two new colorways — wolf gray and white — of the golf shoe (which originally launched in 2016) arrive this summer. Both feature Jordan Brand's iconic elephant print, as well as a drop-in sockliner and flexible outsole that provides great ground feel.
The Jordan Trainer ST G will be available June 4 on nike.com and at select retailers.
May 25, 2018 / nike training
The Nike athlete and two-time fittest man on the planet's first PE Nike shoe is largely inspired by two of Mat Fraser's favorite things: weightlifting and motorcycles. The sleek black design has custom haptic printing on the upper, replicating a barbell's diamond knurling. The bull’s skull on the tongue patch is reminiscent of a motorcycle jacket patch, the lining is quilted like a motorcycle seat, the back of the shoe is leather and the heel clip and shoelace tips are gunmetal chrome – all nods to premium motorcycle detailing.
The two circles on each heel represent the two first-place medals Fraser earned at the highest level of global competitive fitness, and nods toward his goal of a three-peat. The letters “HWPO," which stands for "hard work pays off" and is Fraser's personal mantra, line the insole.
"These design elements are really about celebrating some of my passions inside and outside of the gym," says Fraser. "This shoe gives me such sense of accomplishment. It really gets me amped up to keep doing what I'm doing — working hard and trying to make myself the best athlete I possibly can."
The Nike Metcon 4 Mat Fraser will be available June 8 on nike.com and at select retailers.
May 24, 2018 / jordan brand
When Jordan Brand athlete Erik Kynard (high jump) hits Eugene, Oregon’s, famed Hayward Field this weekend for the 2018 Prefontaine Classic, he will do so in special-edition 50/50 split block infrared/volt Jumpman footwear and uniform. The look, which draws from the the Nike Zoom Jasari — the distance spike that lit up Atlanta’s tracks in ’96 (the same year Jordan himself returned to championship glory to cap a 72-win season) — ties together Nike’s track and field heritage and Jordan Brand’s commitment to the sport.
Fittingly, Kynard will be joined in wearing 50/50 footwear by Nike athletes Matt Centrowitz (1500) and Renaud Levellenie (pole vault).
And the Jordan Tenacity 88 will take the colorway off the track with limited pairs releasing at Nike Eugene on May 25.
Continuing to celebrate Carmelo Anthony’s 15th season, the Air Jordan II PE colorway made famous during his rookie season returns for the first time. This iteration honors his time in Denver via a white, Varsity Maize and University Blue colorway. Melo branding on the sockliner and inner tongue finish it off.
The Air Jordan II Melo releases on June 9.