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Converse x Undercover Introduces Graphic Camo Print

November 07, 2019 - Continuing an ongoing collaboration, Converse and Undercover designer Jun Takahashi combine forces on a reinterpretation of the Chuck 70 silhouette featuring a graphic camo print trussed with laced zipper guards and metal ring accents — unexpected hardware details that capture raw-edged rebellion. The shoe also has an embroidered “NW” patch for “The New Warriors," which is printed on the toecap.    

The Converse x Undercover collection (inclusive of High and Ox models) is available November 14 on converse.com and at select retailers.

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These Air Force 1s Celebrate East Coast and West Coast Hoops

July 10, 2020 - The Air Force 1 is coming in two versions that celebrate East Coast and West Coast hoops.

The NY vs NY shoe, nodding to the tournament featuring the top men’s and women’s talent across the NYC boroughs, includes tongue patches recognizing famous courts in the city. The triple-white Los Angeles shoe represents the storied Drew League with tournament script and branding on the lateral heel area.

Both the NY vs NY and Drew League versions of the Air Force 1 release July 17 on nike.com and SNKRS in North America.

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July 02, 2020 - The Jordan Why Not? Zer0.3 SE reduces layers of Russell Westbrook’s third performance model to help enable his dynamic, slashing style of play. Specifically, the midfoot strap is removed, the topline of the collar is cut lower and the textile upper was recreated to be lightweight and provide secure lockdown. A Zoom Air unit in the forefoot gives a responsive ride for end-to-end speed.

Jordan Why Not? Zer0.3 Flash Crimson
Adorned in coral and violet sections, the Flash Crimson colorway releases July 2.

Jordan Why Not? Zer0.3 SE Atomic Orange
Inspired by the bright colors of summertime, the Atomic Orange colorway releases July 15.

Jordan Why Not? Zer0.3 SE Primary Colors
The raw, blueprint-like writing on the shoe draws from the red lining made by footwear designers during the pattern trial process. Each color represents a professional team that Westbrook has played for. The Primary Colors colorway releases September 17.

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Kelly Oubre Jr.’s Converse Soul Collection

June 30, 2020 - Influenced by Kelly Oubre Jr.'s unique personality, the Converse Soul Collection carries inspiring style and daring charisma. The graphics, which draw from Oubre Jr.'s passion for psychedelic rock, give new verve to the future-forward canvas of the Converse All Star Pro BB.

The Converse Soul Collection features two iterations of the All Star Pro BB — a hi and a low. The hi features a tie-dye graphic complemented by a smokey midsole and outsole. The low-top is hit with a wave graphic treatment, a nod to Oubre Jr.’s stylistic expression.

The Converse Soul Collection will be available at select retailers and converse.com/basketball July 2nd.

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Three Women's-Exclusive Styles Highlight Jordan Brand's Fall 2020 Assortment

June 29, 2020 - The Jordan Brand Fall 2020 collection brings fresh design approaches to retro looks. Four iterations of the Air Jordan I and three women's-exclusive styles lead the latest from the Jumpman.

WOMEN’S AIR JORDAN I HI OG
An alternate twist on Jordan Brand’s 2019 Satin Black Toe colorway, this women’s-exclusive model employs a mix of satin, faux snakeskin and leather in timeless black and red color-blocking. 

AIR JORDAN I RETRO HI OG CO.JP
Only available in Japan when first released in 2001, the Air Jordan I HI OG CO.JP returns in 2020 for a global launch. Metallic silver dominates the upper and is complemented by a silver Jumpman hangtag and special CO.JP sockliners. In Japan only, this iteration of the Air Jordan I will be sold in exclusive silver suitcases numbered 1 through 2,020.

AIR JORDAN I HI OG
Inspired by Japan’s fast-paced capital city, this Air Jordan I HI OG blends modern coloring with classic craftsmanship. 

AIR JORDAN I RETRO HI OG
The fall 2020 edition of the Air Jordan I HI OG honors Jordan Brand’s heritage by using familiar colors in a new way: A white toe box is contrasted by gray and red leather overlays and a black Swoosh for a classic look. 

WOMEN’S AIR JORDAN III RETRO
This women’s-exclusive Air Jordan III Retro has a white tumbled leather upper with hits of Laser Orange throughout the sockliner, eyelets and midsole. Incorporating iconic elephant print on the toe and heel, this iteration is completed by a Laser Orange Jumpman “Air” hangtag.

AIR JORDAN III 
With an OG genuine leather upper, this Air Jordan III uses a raw denim-finished elephant print inspired by Japan on the heel, toe and eyestay. The model features a translucent Nike Air and Jumpman heel tabs and comes in special denim elephant-print packaging. An exclusive Japan-only model will include Japanese Nike Air branding on the heel tab. 

AIR JORDAN V RETRO
Continuing the celebration of the Air Jordan V 30th anniversary, the fall 2020 iteration is dressed in an all-green premium suede upper with pops of yellow and a black reflective tongue. The model also includes the OG lace lock and translucent outsole and is completed by a woven jock tag on the heel.

WOMEN’S AIR JORDAN VI RETRO
Another women’s-exclusive model, this Air Jordan VI Retro employs a mixture of colors and materials, including transparent TPU on the midsole and pull tab, gray rubber on the tongue, black suede on the toe and vamp and a metallic Jumpman hangtag. Inspirational messages printed on the sockliner include “Be Kind,” “Embrace Uniqueness” and “Spread Love.” 

AIR JORDAN XII RETRO
True to the OG, this Air Jordan XII has a genuine leather upper and the OG lizard pattern on the mudguard. The shoe, like the original, employs matte-finished metal eyelets, a translucent outsole with a carbon fiber shank plate and OG packaging. 

AIR JORDAN XII RETRO
A second colorway spins the retro silhouette with a dyed indigo blue genuine leather upper, while the mudgaurd has the OG lizard pattern. The shoe features matte-finished metal eyelets with a carbon fiber shank plate and OG packaging. 

AIR JORDAN XIII RETRO
This take on the Air Jordan XIII sits an OG genuine leather upper atop the iconic panther paw-like outsole. With a familiar holographic eye, carbon fiber shank plate and fresh reflective silver piping on the upper, this retro take comes complete with OG packaging.

AIR JORDAN XIV RETRO
With a fresh color scheme on the OG Air Jordan XIV model, this edition uses genuine leather for the upper and has a gloss-finished midsole, carbon fiber shank plate and OG packaging. 

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Hit Trail (and Stream) in the Nike ACG Air Zoom AO

June 25, 2020 - What are the core characteristics of the ultimate summer hiker? This question lies at the heart of the Nike ACG Air Zoom AO, an amphibious go-anywhere shoe new for 2020. Consideration of adaptability, drainage, grip and more yield a composite design that takes inspiration from past Nike cult favorites and new performance solutions. 

For example, laces are concealed in a system similar to the Nike Phantom VNM football boot (here, the adapted covering helps to reduce snags on the trail rather than assist a clean ball strike). The sole unit takes lessons from the Nike Kukini 2003, and all its water-draining glory, and the Nike SFB Jungle boot for walking in creeks without getting water logged. Sticky rubber aids traction, and a hard rubber toe increases durability. Responsive cushioning comes via a Zoom Air unit in the heel. Quick-pull lacing and a bootie construction also support the amphibious functionality of the Nike ACG Air Zoom AO. 

It’s a fitting build for a shoe named after the Japanese word for the colors blue and green, representative equally of land and ocean. 

The Nike ACG Air Zoom AO beings its release July 9 on nike.com.

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Nike Innovation 2020

Release Info for the Nike Air Zoom BB NXT

June 22, 2020 - For 2020, Nike Basketball is evolving the brand’s industry-leading work to improve energy return through footwear innovation. Ross Klein, Senior Creative Director for Nike Basketball footwear, led a team on a mission to evolve Nike Air — our most efficient cushioning platform for energy return — and create the Nike Air Zoom BB NXT.

"The game and the athletes have evolved in this new era of basketball," says Klein. "We now have athletes that are 'positionless' and generate the values of all positions on court. Within the NBA alone these positionless athletes face a grueling journey, starting with the offseason training, then preseason, and into the 82-game season, playoffs, Finals. Fatigue is the enemy and endurance is the goal."

Staying fresh at the game’s critical, closing moments is key. With that in mind, the Nike Air Zoom BB NXT introduces a unified system of full-length Nike REACT foam, plate and Nike Air Zoom pods to provide basketball players at all levels with impact protection and energy return. 

"The shoe is similar to a car," says Klein. "There are many parts and pieces, each doing a very specific job, but working in unison."

The shoe’s three leading performance-driven benefits are outstanding energy return, optimized cushioning and strength. Specific innovations include:

  • Exposed Nike React foam under the heel provides a soft, responsive sensation
  • A thin plate positioned above the foam provides torsional rigidity
  • Two Air Zoom units positioned under the ball of the foot continually absorb an athlete’s energy and provide great responsiveness
  • The upper is a lightweight mesh with a tactile, textured print that provides support and durability where athletes need it
  • A plush foam tongue and padded collar with a notch to support the Achilles tendon provides a comfortable fit

Updated 9:00 AM PST, June 22:

The Nike Air Zoom BB NXT releases in the black and green ‘Dangerous’ colorway July 2 in Greater China and July 25 in North America. The white ‘Rawthentic’ colorway releases in North America in September.

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The Converse Solstice Collection

June 17, 2020 - Converse’s performance basketball silhouettes, the All Star Pro BB and G4, are given a summer-ready refresh with the Solstice Collection. The G4 comes in two low top expressions:  Amethyst Grey and Photon Dust, symbolizing daytime play, and all-over black, with a hit of solar red on the ankle reflecting play at night. The All Star Pro BB comes in low and mid-top versions, both featuring unique blocking highlighted by use of University Blue.
 
The Converse Solstice collection is now available at converse.com/basketball.

June 09, 2020 - Space Hippie, Nike’s exploratory footwear collection constructed with “space junk” — transformed factory and post-consumer waste — marries sustainable practices and radical design. Each of the four Space Hippie silhouettes provide a unique aesthetic and fit — including traditional laces and laceless designs. The manufacturing, which employs about 85 to 90 percent recycled polyester Space Waste Yarn, recycled Nike ZoomX foam and Crater Foam (a blend of standard Nike foams and Nike Grind Rubber), results in a radical design with a low carbon footprint. 

Updated 12:15 PM PST, June 9:

Space Hippie 01, 02, 03 and 04 launch June 11 on SNKRS and SNEAKERS apps, select Nike doors and retailers. In North America, Space Hippie 01, 02, 03 and 04 release July 3.

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To learn more about Nike’s Move to Zero initiative, follow "Sustainability" in the Nike App and learn more about sustainable design at purpose.nike.com.

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Here's the Release Info for the Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT%

May 29, 2020 - The Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% is a pinnacle expression of running footwear designed to help athletes break barriers. Combining Nike ZoomX cushioning with Nike Zoom Air pods in the forefoot and a full-length carbon fiber plate (click here to learn more about what went into the design), the Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% is engineered to the specifications of world-class runners as they challenge records and move the needle of human potential forward

The Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% is available in black, lime blast and valerian blue for members beginning June 2, with full retail availability beginning July 2.

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