Nike News > Featured Footwear

Nike News

Your source for the latest NIKE, Inc. stories

August 17, 2017 - Inspired by the 15th anniversary of one of golf’s most anticipated women’s team tournaments, Nike athlete Michelle Wie will wear this Nike FI Flex PE, embellished with Swarovski crystals, during competition this week. Nike worked with Swarovski, the global leader in precision cut crystal, to create these one-of-a-kind shoes. A pair of the Nike FI Flex PE for Michelle Wie, in women’s size 9.5, has approximately 874 Swarovski crystals total on the uppers, which were hand-applied by a crystal expert.

The colorway for the shoes was inspired by the team that Wie will compete for this week. Her nickname, Wiezy, also appears on the FI Flex.

May 30, 2019 - ISPA, which sits within Nike Sportswear’s special projects, adds to its philosophy of utility and performance for the built environment with a seasonal update in the Nike React Runner ISPA. The key difference is in the upper construction: Perforated mesh replaces a deconstructed water-resistant bootie for the summer months.

The Nike React Runner ISPA releases June 6 on nike.com and at select retailers.

To download hi-res images, click here.

 

nike tennis

NikeCourt Cage 3 Glove “What The” Rafa

May 24, 2019 - The King of Clay will go for 12 career wins in Paris wearing a special “What The” version of the NikeCourt Cage 3 Glove. Visual details from each of the shoes Rafa Nadal wore in his 11 career wins are incorporated into the volt glow/white colorway. A zipper shroud, nodding back to the Nike Air Zoom Flight, prevents clay from lodging into the shoe and the laces.

Rafa’s Winning Shoes in Paris
•    2005: Nike Air Max Breathe Free II
•    2006: Nike Air Max Breathe III
•    2007: Nike Air Max Breathe Cage
•    2008: Nike Air Max Breathe Cage II
•    2010: Nike Air Max CourtBallistec 2.3
•    2011: Nike Air Max CourtBallistec 3.3
•    2012, 2013, 2014: Nike Air Max Court Ballistec 4.3
•    2017: Nike Lunar Ballistec 2
•    2018: Nike Air Zoom Cage III

The NikeCourt Cage 3 Glove “What The” Rafa will release May 26 in limited quantities on nike.com and at select retailers.

nike running

The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus Trail Returns

May 24, 2019 - With a fresh look and new performance features, the versatile crossover trainer is back for the first time since it was introduced in the 2000s. 

The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Trail builds off the heritage of the favored Pegasus, offering the same shape, fit and feel of the road runner. 

Unique to this model:

  • An entirely new mesh upper that vents during sweaty runs or puddle encounters.
  • Durable skins on high-wear areas such as the forefoot and heel protect from rubs with twigs and rocks.
  • The forefoot and heel also have separate Zoom Air units for responsiveness and stability on uneven paths.
  • The outsole is lined with enlarged lugs that have flat tops to provide better traction on wet or loose ground and offer an easy transition from trail to road.

The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Trail is available now for NikePlus members in Europe and will be available globally June 13.

May 21, 2019 - When the Nike Shox R4 debuted in 2000, its sci-fi aesthetic and aggressive stance created an instant visceral response. "They were like a shoe of the future," recalls Brasilian football star Neymar JR. For him, the Shox R4 became an instant object of desire. 

Fittingly, the silhouette is the conduit for a duo of themed colorways baring the forward's name. The first follows on the metallic detailing and reflective elements of the launch colorway. By mirroring the hues of a watermelon, the second connects directly to the buzzing markets around São Paulo that were a constant in Neymar JR's childhood. “The crazy color combination,” he says of the shoe. “I like it!"

The Nike Shox R4 Neymar JR release May 30 on nike.com and at select retailers.

May 19, 2019 - The "Wolf Grey" colorway of the Nike Adapt BB was debuted by Las Vegas Aces forward A'ja Wilson on May 19 before a preseason game against the Minnesota Lynx.

The Nike Adapt BB "Wolf Grey" releases May 29 on SNKRS North America.

May 18, 2019 - Drawing from one of Nike's boldest tennis silhouettes, the LEBRON 16 “Hot Lava” features a splatter pattern on the heel, perforated leather on the upper and a classic tongue label.

Two colorways release May 24 on SNKRS North America and at select retailers.

nike sportswear

How to Get the LeBron James x John Elliott Icon QS

May 16, 2019 - The LeBron James x John Elliott Icon QS returns in a black colorway and extends the collaborative partnership between James, Elliott and Nike from the 2018 collection. Featuring the midsole tooling of the LEBRON 8, the colorway introduces black detailing contrasted against translucent panels on the upper.

The black colorway will be available for pre-sale on May 22 at the John Elliott Los Angeles store (8808 Melrose Avenue) with a wider release on May 25 on SNKRS North America, the John Elliott store, johnelliott.com, Kith Soho and kith.com.

To download hi-res images, click here.

nike golf

Nike and Jordan Brand Golf "Safari Bred" Pack

May 13, 2019 - Featuring the Air Jordan XI Low Golf, the Nike Air Max 1 G, the Nike React Vapor 2, the Nike Roshe G, the Nike Tour Premiere and the Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour, the summer 2019 Nike and Jordan Brand Golf footwear pack has two lead sources of inspiration: Nike's iconic Safari print and Jordan Brand's most famous color scheme. 

The Nike Golf "Safari Bred" pack releases May 13 on nike.com. The Air Jordan XI Low Golf releases May 17 on nike.com.

nike sportswear

Custom Denim Fabrics and Unique Washes For These Air Forces

May 10, 2019 - Nike and New York-based pioneering denim house 3x1 share many commonalities. Most obviously, the two have neighboring outposts on Soho's Mercer street. Beyond, 3x1 founder Scott Morrison has been a friend of the Nike brand for almost two decades, a camaraderie based on a shared belief in innovation, personalization and transparency.
 
In partnership, the two have dedicated attention to two iconic products: the Nike Air Force 1 and the 5-pocket jean. This is realized as a trio of Air Force Ones dressed in different denims — black, stonewash blue or raw indigo.

3x1 has championed selvedge denim since its opening eight years ago, and for the Nike x 3x1 AF1, the company created two fabrics with Japan's renowned Kuroki mill. Both carry a special Bowerman Orange selvedge ID, differentiating this denim from any other and celebrating Nike's co-founder, Bill Bowerman. Unique washes for the fabrics were developed in Los Angeles and from three distinct looks: a light vintage-inspired stonewash with marbling, a medium vintage stonewash with marbling and a washed black. The raw indigo AF1 uses the back-side of the fabric (the lighter weft side) for contrast.

In addition, the left shoe of each colorway exposes the Bowerman Orange via an articulation of 3x1's customary back pocket "selvedge reveal." 

The 3x1 collection AF1 is available May 24 on the SNKRS and SNEAKRS apps, from select global Nike retailers and at 3x1, 15 Mercer St, and 3x1denim.com.