August 31, 2017 / nike sb
Ishod Wair gives one of his favorite silhouettes, the Nike SB Dunk Low, a clean, crisp colorway — gray with white and pink with accents. The shoe is available September 9 on Nike+ SNKRS, nike.com and at select retailers.
May 25, 2018 / nike training
The Nike athlete and two-time fittest man on the planet's first PE Nike shoe is largely inspired by two of Mat Fraser's favorite things: weightlifting and motorcycles. The sleek black design has custom haptic printing on the upper, replicating a barbell's diamond knurling. The bull’s skull on the tongue patch is reminiscent of a motorcycle jacket patch, the lining is quilted like a motorcycle seat, the back of the shoe is leather and the heel clip and shoelace tips are gunmetal chrome – all nods to premium motorcycle detailing.
The two circles on each heel represent the two first-place medals Fraser earned at the highest level of global competitive fitness, and nods toward his goal of a three-peat. The letters “HWPO," which stands for "hard work pays off" and is Fraser's personal mantra, line the insole.
"These design elements are really about celebrating some of my passions inside and outside of the gym," says Fraser. "This shoe gives me such sense of accomplishment. It really gets me amped up to keep doing what I'm doing — working hard and trying to make myself the best athlete I possibly can."
The Nike Metcon 4 Mat Fraser will be available June 8 on nike.com and at select retailers.
May 24, 2018 / jordan brand
When Jordan Brand athlete Erik Kynard (high jump) hits Eugene, Oregon’s, famed Hayward Field this weekend for the 2018 Prefontaine Classic, he will do so in special-edition 50/50 split block infrared/volt Jumpman footwear and uniform. The look, which draws from the the Nike Zoom Jasari — the distance spike that lit up Atlanta’s tracks in ’96 (the same year Jordan himself returned to championship glory to cap a 72-win season) — ties together Nike’s track and field heritage and Jordan Brand’s commitment to the sport.
Fittingly, Kynard will be joined in wearing 50/50 footwear by Nike athletes Matt Centrowitz (1500) and Renaud Levellenie (pole vault).
And the Jordan Tenacity 88 will take the colorway off the track with limited pairs releasing at Nike Eugene on May 25.
Continuing to celebrate Carmelo Anthony’s 15th season, the Air Jordan II PE colorway made famous during his rookie season returns for the first time. This iteration honors his time in Denver via a white, Varsity Maize and University Blue colorway. Melo branding on the sockliner and inner tongue finish it off.
The Air Jordan II Melo releases on June 9.
May 22, 2018 / nike training
The Nike Free x Metcon combines the flexibility and comfort of Nike Free with the durability and stability of Nike Metcon – a combination Cristiano Ronaldo wanted in a Nike Training shoe.
The Nike Free CR7 x Metcon speaks to Ronaldo's incredible focus, never-ending attention to detail and complete dedication to training to be his best.
Ronaldo chose white as the primary color because it provides a light, fresh feel and embodies the energy and spirit he needs for his training, he says. His favorite color, ice-blue, shows up in detailing on the TPU cage and handstand heel clip. The new logo on the cage was inspired by an ancient Portuguese navigational tool that pays tribute to Ronaldo's national heritage. His signature appears on the sock liner and CR7 branding is embossed in the premium leather at the heel and tongue.
The shoe will be available May 26 on nike.com and at select retailers.
May 21, 2018 / nike tennis
Nike celebrates Serena Williams' return to Paris clay with this special-edition Nike Blazer. The shoe features Serena’s SW logo on the laces and tongue tab, as well as a leather upper with textured accents.
Limited quantities of the Nike Blazer Mid SW will be available beginning May 24 in Europe at a special pop-up store in Paris and select retailers as well as in North America via SNKRS.
May 16, 2018 / nike sportswear
The Nike Air Max Plus hit shelves in 1998 and launched into global popularity with its daring design and innovative manufacturing background. The Nike Mercurial also released in 1998 and quickly set the standard in elite football equipment. Both shoes attracted a cult-like following in Western European circles, including athletes who looked to blur the lines of style between the pitch and the streets.
“The first time I saw the TN, it was worn by my big brother and his friends in my neighborhood,” says star French international footballer Ousmane Dembélé. “For the Mercurial, it was on TV in a Nike ad. Like many, me and my friends called the TN, ‘La Requin.’”
After 20 years, and in celebration of this summer’s competition, the streetwear classic officially takes a cue from performance footwear with the new Mercurial TN.
The lead colorway is in white, mirroring one of the Mercurial colorways that footballers will wear on the pitch in Russia next month. Iridescent shanks with a color-shifting effect appear across each colorway, mimicking the sole plate of the Mercurial.
More stylistic elements round out the fusion of the two designs. Emulating the sleek nature of the football boot, the Mercurial TN removes the “fingers” associated with the traditional TN for a clean, minimalist look. The upper is coated with a TPU translucent skin. The iconic logos are oversized, composed of fused skin, that appear prominently on the heel.
The black and orange colorways of the Nike Mercurial TN will be available on May 17 on nike.com and at Footlocker UK and EU. The white colorway is available on May 31.
May 04, 2018 / jordan brand
While Michael Jordan was creating special moments in the Air Jordan XI on the court, his fans were wearing it off the hardwood to celebrate occasions. With the original design inspiration and use of patent leather, the silhouette’s cultural adoption as an acceptable substitute for a formal shoe wasn’t a surprise. Like many Air Jordans, the XI has added chapters to its history authored by the community’s style and passion for the brand.
The new Cap and Gown colorway recognizes the Air Jordan XI’s unique place at graduation ceremonies and complements them with upgraded materials including a suede upper, metal Jumpman logo and laces inspired by graduation cords.
The Air Jordan XI Cap and Gown releases globally May 26 on jordan.com and at select retailers.
May 03, 2018 / nike running
Beginning May 3, the Nike Epic React Flyknit will be fully customizable via NIKEiD. There’s more: Five run clubs (selected because they each represent what it means to push the boundaries of running and creativity) from around the world also created unique iD builders for React. That means additional one-of-a-kind design features from each crew, including sock liners, heel loops, heel cups and color palettes, are available.
To show the possibilities, each crew designed a shoe that features details that represent their city and what gets them going.
Tokyo’s Athletics Far East run crew’s design palette honors the Tokyo subway map. Koreatown Run Club in Los Angeles created a palette primarily inspired by the Korean flag. Seoul’s Private Road Running Club’s design features the Corinthian helmet logo and gold accents to symbolize the crew’s marathon achievements and victories to come. One Crew from Shanghai used nature-inspired tones that nod to clouds, dawn and the medals they strive for, along with the Chinese symbol for “fly.” Amsterdam streetwear label Patta and London’s Track Mafia partnered up on a triple black version meant to channel the fearless nature of city culture.
The Nike iD essentials builder will go live May 3, while the Crew builders launch May 10 on nike.com.
April 23, 2018 / converse
With a monochromatic upper and contrast stitching, the “Mono” introduces an unexpected approach considering the vibrancy of the initial GOLF le FLEUR* drops.
The GOLF Le FLEUR* Mono collection comes in five premium suede hues: Black, White, Greener Pastures, Limoges and Rhubarb. It coincides with a complete apparel capsule of Converse Essentials Tees and French Terry Crew Sweatshirts available in Light Grey Heather, White, Green and Limoges. Both apparel pieces feature the GOLF Le FLEUR* logo (which is embroidered on the Converse Essentials Sweatshirts).
The GOLF le FLEUR* Mono collection is available April 26 in unisex sizing exclusively from converse.com and golfwang.com