October 09, 2019 - Much like its moniker, Ambush, founder Yoon Ahn’s first collaboration with Converse capitalizes on the element of surprise with new takes on two classic sport styles: the Converse Chuck 70 and Pro Leather.
Both are reconceived with inspiration from the Extreme Cold Weather Boot, a rubber military boot produced by Converse in the 1950s, to bring Ambush’s signature exaggerated styling to the traditionally canvas and leather silhouettes.
With its heightened platform midsole, the Chuck 70 is clad with embellished rubber layering. The shoe’s coconut-milk colored rubberized upper features matte detailing, a gusseted tongue for stability and insulation and matching laces for a monochromatic expression.
The collection sees Ahn become one of the first designers to completely rework the Pro Leather. She transforms the classic basketball shoe by employing a black rubberized upper with tonal 3D Converse Star Chevron logo, gusseted tongue and monochromatic black laces. The look is sharpened by cyber yellow instructional Ambush branding on the elevated heel.
Converse x Ambush is available October 19 at converse.com and select retailers.
August 23, 2019 - The origin of the latest Nike ISPA design has a simple foundation. While the Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit is comfortable (for all its lightweight, responsive reasons), the shoe suffers during the flash downpours of summer and the steady rain of fall. The solution — inventing a sophisticated removable shroud that swiftly transforms the Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit into a water-resistant gator boot — draws from all four elements of the ISPA design processes.
The inspiration comes from cycling spats, effectively scavenging an idea from bike commuters and adapting it to a sleeker form that protects the wearer from wet weather. If one improvises with the shroud, a number of rather cool, stylistic stances can also form.
The shroud and shoe are sold together, and the shroud can also be used with existing Nike Air VaporMax product.
The shoe releases in two colorways August 23.
August 22, 2019 - This Nike Air Force 1 conjures the nostalgic spontaneity of thumbing through a rack of indie magazines for creative inspiration. Off-register printing on the upper rests beneath transparent stitching on the Swoosh in both flash crimson and pink. The graphics on the upper, crossed by a gridded backdrop and loud typeface, bring to mind the creative transposition of taking ideas from the magazine rack and transferring them to the sketchbook. The shoe is part of a wider pack, so look for similar graphic hits on other colorways too.
The shoe releases globally September 1.
August 19, 2019 - As the pro golf season draws to a close in Atlanta, the Air Max 1 G Realtree® arrives in a camouflage upper, a black synthetic leather mudguard and vibrant orange detailing. The shoe releases August 22 on nike.com and at select retailers.
August 16, 2019 - The final hybrid silhouette of the season between tennis player Nick Kyrgios and basketball player Kyrie Irving, the NikeCourt Air Zoom Vapor X Kyrie 5, arrives in time for Flushing Meadows. This special version matches the purple and green color scheme of the New York City apparel collection. Graffiti-inspired details on the Swoosh and torn-poster graphics on the toe bumper are integrated on the upper in tribute to both the city and its basketball culture.
The Air Zoom Vapor X Kyrie 5 NYC launches globally August 26.
August 15, 2019 - Milwaukee folk punk band Violent Femmes has revived its fervent fandom since the group reunited in 2013. Among those fans is skateboarder Stefan Janoski, who’s releasing a special-edition shoe.
“Violent” and “Femmes” are separately chain-stitched on the lateral side of each shoe and the words from the group's hit 1994 song “I’m Nothing” — which Janoski sings with the band on a version that releases with their newest album — are printed in Janoski’s handwriting on the tongue.
The Nike SB Zoom Janoski “Violent Femmes” releases August 15 on nike.com and at select retailers.
August 15, 2019 - Evolving LeBron James' journey from Warrior to King, the latest LeBron 16 Low x Titan "Agimat" was inspired by Filipino folklore. Two new badges — a shield and a lightning bolt — are featured on the heels. The shield was inspired by the Bagobo tribe's traditional armor, while the lightning bolt symbolizes power.
The shoe is built to harness the athlete's power during play through a combined cushioning system that allows for impact absorption while providing a responsive energy return. A stretch collar and custom lacing also allows for ease of entry and security.
The Nike LeBron 16 Low x Titan "Agimat" will be available August 31 at Titan Stores, the Titan App, TITAN22.com and nike.com in Southeast Asia and North America.
August 14, 2019 - For Flushing Meadows, tennis player Sloane Stephens will rock a NikeCourt Zoom Zero fitted with a White Aqua upper from the Air Jordan VIII — the same Air Jordan that was created in 1993, her birth year. The midsole and outsole are drawn from the Zoom Zero, which features a full-length Zoom Air unit articulated for step-to-step transitions specific to tennis. The high-top upper sports colorblocking from the women's-specific White Aqua colorway and includes a chenille fabric patch and crossover midfoot straps.
The NikeCourt Air Zoom Zero Aqua releases on nike.com during Stephens' play at Flushing Meadows.
August 13, 2019 - The Nike Blazer Cactus Plant Flea Market Sponge By You begins with Nike's iconic 1972 basketball shoe. The project filters the shoe through its contemporary skate heritage with deconstructed edges, an ode to the DIY customization of skate footwear and a patchwork of fabrics: loose knit, quilted, fleece and synthetic suede. The general vibe channels the type of patchwork or crocheted blankets one might find at a flea market.
Other elements of the Nike Blazer CPFM Sponge By You are, naturally, up to you.
On the multi-textured tan base color, selections for the eye-stay, lace and Swoosh can be made independently on the right and left shoes. This means one could stay the course and keep both the same, or identify a different personality for each. Either way, CPFM's unique upper articulation grants a subtle asymmetry.
The Nike Blazer CPFM Sponge By You launches on the Nike by You builder August 27.
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August 12, 2019 - Rooted in a collaborative relationship that stretches back to 2006, the Nike SB Blazer Low “Salvator Michael” is inspired by the character of a marquee piece in artist Michael Lau’s COLLECT THEM ALL! exhibition in Shanghai.
The canvas base fabric is cut at different angles to create unique print variations of the character. Other features are clear references within the world of art auctions. For example, staples are applied around the midsole to mimic the staples that mount a painting canvas to its frame.
The shoe releases August 18.