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JW Anderson and Converse Continue Reimagining the Chuck 70 Through Texture and Color

October 04, 2018 - Just in time for fall, JW Anderson releases its latest collection with Converse, transforming the Chuck 70 with a simplified and refined felt upper. The unlined shoe provides a deconstructed look and a visceral experience — the premium felt directly touches the foot. Available in a modern autumnal color palette from Fluorescent Orange to Khaki Green, the reimagined Chuck features a post-applied felt foxing tape and license plate with lasered-on details.

The Converse x JW Anderson “Felt” collection is available globally October 11 at converse.com, j-w-anderson.com and select retailers. An exclusive gray colorway, "Quiet Shade," will also be available at j-w-anderson.com and JW Anderson Workshops in London.

March 12, 2019 - The women's-exclusive Jordan Air Latitude 720 continues the Jordan Brand Flight Utility silhouettes. It features a textile upper with bootie construction, straps inspired by the Air Jordan VIII and an Air-Sole containing more than 70 percent recycled manufacturing waste.

The Jordan Air Latitude 720 launches globally beginning July 6.

March 11, 2019 - This summer, the iconic wings of Nike, the Goddess of victory, will appear on football pitches around the world on Nike’s Victory Pack.

Each boot in the pack — the Mercurial, PhantomVSN, PhantomVNM and Tiempo — features a hand-sketched wing pattern of sharp geometric angles, metaphorically intended for multi-faceted players. The Armory Blue hue of the boots is inspired by the prismatic light that passes through the glass and iron pyramid of the Louvre Museum in Paris (home of the iconic Nike sculpture). The Hyper Crimson accents bring a joyful edge around the Swoosh outline, which creates a copper fleck that flashes when the boot moves through the light.

A small tab on the tongue of each boot features the classic Nike Futura logo and the words “THE GODDESS OF VICTORY.” The sole plates present a subtle iridescent effect, reminiscent of statues as they age.

The boots will debut on pitch during the final game of the women’s European championship and will be worn across France this summer during the premier women’s global football tournament.

The Victory Pack will be available May 9 on nike.com.

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Summer 2019 Sustainable Footwear Preview

March 11, 2019 - This summer’s footwear demonstrates beautiful, new ways to approach color, construction and material innovation.

1. Inspired by alternative ways to make color, the Nike Plant Color Collection, featuring the Air Max 95 and the Blazer Low, uses plant-based dye.

2. The Nike Flyleather Earth Day Pack combines one of Nike's most sustainable materials with artist Steven Harrington's unique aesthetic to inspire the wearer with a love for the planet.

3. The Nike VaporMax 2 Random uses excess Flyknit yarn (that would have otherwise gone to a landfill) to create a one-of-a-kind shoe.

The shoes release throughout summer 2019.

March 11, 2019 - Nike Women’s summer footwear offering covers a variety of platforms — from classics like the Air Force 1 to the future-forward Air Max 720. Sharp focus on sustainable manufacturing and unisex sizing results in meeting a range of preferences.

Georgina James, Senior Creative Director for Nike Women’s Footwear, shares her thoughts on five highlights from the collection:

  1. The Nike ZoomX Vista Grind builds off bold and exaggerated features around the midsole.
  2. The Nike Air Max FF720 takes one of our key innovation platforms, the 720 Air Max bag, and gives it women’s-specific stance with a new upper design, midsole and outsole.
  3. The Nike VaporMax 2 Random is our big sustainability stand. The VaporMax is a shoe that our female consumer resonates with, so the fact that the Air-Sole is 75 percent recycled is a double-win.
  4. The Nike Air Max Box takes our Air Max 270 platform and creates a shoe that gives the wearer comfort and stability for boxing workouts.
  5. The Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit 2 LXX Swarovski is a show-stopper. The fact that we’ve had people inquire about wearing it during awards shows is an example of how this shoe is moving sneaker culture forward.

For the entire lineup of footwear, download the hi-res images here.

The shoes will be available through summer 2019.

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Converse x UNDERCOVER “New Warriors” Chuck 70 Collection

March 11, 2019 - Jun Takahashi's second Converse x Undercover collection draws influence from the opposing style tribes seen in '70s cult film. 

It features two iterations of the Chuck 70, both constructed with a boot zipper embedded between a laced zipper guard that offers an alternate lace-up structure with metal ring accents. The iconic Chuck ankle patch is swapped out for an embroidered “NW” patch, an abbreviation for “New Warriors,” a term also printed on the silhouette’s tonal toecap. All elements are designed to form a tension between high-concept elegance and rough-and-tumble rebellion.

The Converse x Undercover collection will be available March 16 on converse.com and at select retailers.

March 04, 2019 - On the streets of Paris, the Nike Air Max Plus goes by a distinct nickname: La Requin. The shoe earned the moniker, which translates to “shark,” because many say its components resemble the cartilaginous fish.

The marine mark shifts from figurative to concrete in the second iteration of this TN, which comes in white and black colorways, with a dorsal fin-style extension of the Swoosh, graphics referencing a shark’s body, a reworking of the shark jaw logo (on the tongue) developed for the first La Requin TN and a leather mudguard.

The Air Max Plus La Requin releases March 7 on nike.com and at Footlocker. 

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Aleali May x Air Jordan VI Millennial Pink

March 01, 2019 - International model and stylist Aleali May’s latest Air Jordan collaboration is a Rust Pink Air Jordan VI with pops of Bright Crimson and a translucent outsole. May credits her love for the Air Jordan VI to her time living in Chicago where she worked retail at both a high fashion label and in streetwear boutique. This experience helped create the foundation for her own lane in style.

The Aleali May x Air Jordan VI Millennial Pink releases globally March 15 in women’s sizes.

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Nike Air Force 1 x Emotionally Unavailable

February 26, 2019 - With focus on sweat and T-shirts, Emotionally Unavailable was a lighthearted partnership founded by Edison Chen and KB Lee in 2014. Now, it's maturing into a fully fledged collection. "We have a fan base that pushed us toward being more serious about the brand. Now we're 1,000 percent serious, and our partnership with Nike on this Air Force 1 is testament to us putting the brand to the forefront," says Chen.

The silhouette and material (canvas to nod to the Nike Vandal, which Lee recalls first thinking was an AF1) represent the designers' roots and relationship with Nike. "Growing up in Korea, the canvas Air Force One is a universal shoe. Hip-hop heads wore it. Skaters wore it. It covered multiple subcultures," says Lee. "It also just looks cool because it wears down so well."

The shoe is intended to be well-loved — which will become evident through a beautiful patina. The zippered gusset makes it easy to take on and off and also helps form Emotionally Unavailable's recognizable heart logo.

The Nike Air Force 1 x Emotionally Unavailable releases March 14.

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LEBRON 16 Low x atmos “Safari”

February 25, 2019 - With safari print detailing, color blocking and a mini Swoosh on the toe box, the LEBRON 16 Low x atmos “Safari” sports many of the same details from the iconic Air Max 1 collaboration with the famed Japanese store.

LeBron debuted the shoe during All-Star Weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina. It releases March 2 on the SNKRS and SNEAKRS apps, at atmos and at select global retailers.