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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.

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Breaking Down the Nike x Travis Scott Air Max 270 “Cactus Trails”

May 22, 2020 - With the Nike x Travis Scott Air Max 270 “Cactus Trails,” design allows for imaginative time travel. A ’90s attitude come through in trail tans and ACG color pops and gives the shoe a vintage appeal, while the well-worn look conveys a back-from-the-future sensibility. 

The color schemes also connect to Scott’s own affinity for vintage apparel. Material selection, including a polar fleece collar, further relays an outdoor connection, while oxidation of the upper, midsole and Air unit, achieved through a tint Sulphur dye, helps celebrate the beauty of a well-loved object’s patina. Additional details include a custom tongue-tab, lace-lock and an extra Swoosh on the toe.

The Nike x Travis Scott Air Max 270 “Cactus Trails” releases May 29 in adult, preschool and toddler versions. The latter two introduce a unique take on the design, complete with reverse Swoosh, just for kids, a first in Nike x Travis Scott collaborations.

Additionally, an apparel collection including a hoodie, sweatpants and T-shirt extend Scott’s interest in uniting sportswear comfort with utilitarian multi-pocket function. Download hi-res images here

More information is available on cactustrailstradingco.com. See below for official retailers.

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The Latest AF1 PRM and AM90 PRM Change With Your Movement

May 21, 2020 - Integrating a brush-off leather upper, the Air Force 1 PRM and Air Max 90 PRM are inspired by fanatics who root for their favorite clubs from anywhere. Team colors transform from home to away (and vice versa) based upon the unique wear patterns of the wearer.

Both silhouettes come in three colors and incorporate compasses on the tongues and hang tags. Jewel Swooshes are featured too; the pack marks the second time that an Air Max 90 has had one (they first appeared in the BSMNT Air Max 90 FA19 City Pack). 

The Air Force 1 PRM and Air Max 90 PRM release June 6 on nike.com, the Nike App and select retailers.

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The Converse x Carhartt WIP Renew Chuck 70 Uses Upcycled Work Fabrics

May 21, 2020 - Expanding the Converse Renew program, the Converse x Carhartt WIP Renew Chuck 70 uses single-source upcycled textiles from the famed work garment brand.

One thousand pre-owned canvas Carhartt work jackets, trousers and overalls, sourced from UK–based fashion and vintage retailer, Beyond Retro, were sorted into three color ranges and then cut to create individual Chuck 70 shoe panels. 

The tri-panel execution on each pair highlights stitching details characteristic of the Carhartt WIP brand. Including the Converse x Carhartt WIP Renew Chuck 70, the Converse Renew program has diverted more than 108,000 textile items from landfills.

The collection will be available in limited quantities at converse.com, carhartt-wip.com and select retailers May 28.

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May 15, 2020 - The LEBRON XVII Graffiti mashes together design cues from the memorable colorway of the LEBRON IV — one of the most underrated silhouettes in his line, according to James — and the durable support of the XVII's Knitposite upper. The familiar graffiti-style script is back, highlighting the city in which the colorway debuted during a pop-up event in 2006.

"I think the IVs were before their time," says James. "The full-length Zoom unit, the Foamposite — that silhouette was crazy. It looked so different from the earlier three shoes in the line, and wearing them right before that title run in 2007 made them that much more memorable."

Update: The LEBRON XVII Graffiti releases June 23 on nike.com and SNKRS.

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Nike SB Dunk Low Pro Ben & Jerry’s

May 15, 2020 - The summer collab between Nike SB and Ben & Jerry’s riffs off the Vermontian ice cream company’s delightful pint packaging. The outsole mimics the green hillside seen on the container, where cows dance in the foreground; the shoe’s leather overlays feature a hairy cow faux-print. Puffy clouds form on the heel behind a Nike wordmark in Ben & Jerry’s font. There’s tie-dye on the lining and sockliner. Finishing off the look is a drippy swoosh in the B&J’s gold.

The Nike SB Dunk Low Pro Ben & Jerry’s releases May 23 at select skate shops globally and May 26 on SNKRS and SNEAKRS. To look up the Nike SB store finder, click here.

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May 15, 2020 - The Nike Mercurial Superfly CR7 Safari celebrates the 10th anniversary of Cristiano Ronaldo’s first Player Edition boot, the Safari Print Mercurial Vapor Superfly II

Safari print, introduced on the 1987 Air Safari designed by Tinker Hatfield, debuted on performance football footwear with Ronaldo’s boot in November 2010. The look quickly became an on-pitch classic — its design employed in a unique way and overlaid with a tonal reflective and non-reflective chevron pattern that illuminated in certain light.

The Nike Mercurial Superfly CR7 Safari mirrors the Safari Print Mercurial Vapor Superfly II, but the new edition also incorporates CR7’s famous celebration stance, signature and logo on the sockliner. A special pigment on the Elite style distinctively highlights the chevron pattern of the Mercurial Superfly. A kids' edition of the boot keeps the traditional Safari color scheme of white, black and orange. 

The Nike Mercurial Superfly CR7 Safari launches in China May 15 in kids' sizes. Helping celebrate Cristiano Ronaldo Jr.’s 10th birthday, the kids boot and limited quantities of the Nike Mercurial Superfly Elite FG CR7 Safari adult version release globally June 17, along with an exclusive kids apparel collection. 

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Nike Air Max 95 Greedy 2.0 Official Images

May 15, 2020 - Call it a retro reprise with a twist. The Nike Air Max Greedy 2.0 takes the principles of the 2015 original — mashing up classic colorways — and shifts the base from black to white. The Greedy 2.0's mix of iconic and niche makeups draw from versions initially released in 1995, 1998, 2003 and beyond. As the shoe arrives at the silhouette's 25th birthday, this breadth reminds of the Air Max 95's original impact, as well as its unbreakable stylistic validity. 

The Greedy 2.0 releases this spring on nike.com and the Nike App.

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Converse Renew Gets Colorful for Summer

May 13, 2020 - A year ago, Converse launched Renew to find solutions for post-consumer and post-industrial waste by using upcycled textiles and recycled cotton canvas blends. This summer’s colorful Renew capsule highlights Converse’s proprietary recycled cotton canvas process, using discarded cotton canvas scraps from the footwear manufacturing process to create new sneakers.

Created with a blend of 80% virgin cotton and 20% recycled cotton, the tri-panel execution on the Chuck 70 takes cues from earthy tones like prairie sand, branded melon, noble gray and mellow rose. A monotone egret variation uses an undyed yarn blend to form the fabric for the shoe’s canvas upper (It incorporates 30% egret and white recycled cotton canvas scraps with 30% recycled PET and 40% virgin cotton).

Presented in faded, color-blocked designs in Hi and Ox cuts, the Renew Tri-Panel Chuck 70 collection will be available May 15 on converse.com.

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How to Get the Nike x Comme des Garçons Dunk Low

May 11, 2020 - Introduced in September during Comme des Garçons’ SS20 Women's Paris runway show, a duo of new Nike Dunks work together to augment the iconic silhouette's legacy in fashion. 
 
Japan, and Tokyo specifically, plays an important role in establishing the Nike Dunk as an icon of the international urban cognoscenti. Energetic elements of city life — the club scene, graffiti, skateboarding, fashion — are embodied by adopters of the silhouette, many of them leaders of Tokyo's respective scenes. In the 35 years since the Dunk first debuted, Japan-led releases and collaborations have continually steered the Dunk story forward, while keeping the shoe in line with its balance of community authenticity and creative ingenuity.
 
Comme des Garçons’ latest Dunk collaboration, a spiritual follow-up to a clear Dunk Hi from 2017, exemplifies Rei Kawakubo’s drive to continually create new things. The unisex design, like its predecessor, presents the Dunk with a new materiality — this time taking Nexkin, familiar through its use in the Vaporfly SP and React Element 87, and toying with its inherent transparency. Both versions, a CDG all-over monogram print and a simple black, highlight the potential of layered color to give the flat Nexkin a novel sense of texture and dimensionality — an effect fitting of Kawakubo's overarching design ethos.

The Dunks, releasing in women’s sizes 5 to 14 and men’s sizes 3.5 to 12.5, launch exclusively through Comme des Garçons and Dover Street Market May 14. An additional release by Comme des Garçons’ partner wholesale accounts follows.

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