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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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Seasonal Modification Marks the ISPA Drifter Gator

October 01, 2020 - Nike ISPA advances its baseline — adaptable footwear for the built environment — with a seasonal update to the Nike ISPA Drifter. Similar to the VaporMax FK Gator, the Nike ISPA Drifter Gator presents a “ready anytime” response to shifting weather. However, the application of protective elements is advanced, and the gator is integrated seamlessly within the shoe upper. 

In this articulation, the gator deploys like a parachute. Wrapped around the leg, the gator forms a near weightless, protective layer to guard against the foes of winter cycling and on-foot commuting: dirt, splashes, rain. Once you arrive safely inside, pack the gator back up and proceed. 

The sole, as on the original Drifter, is built with a lightweight, supple foam compound that includes regrind Nike ZoomX foam — a key component of Nike’s fast marathon shoes. The shoe's upper shifts from a split toe design to a hearty full toe form to provide stability and prevent abrasion.

The Nike ISPA Drifter Gator releases October 8 at Nike.com, SNKRS and select Nike retailers.

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Sustainable Innovation Elevates an Icon

September 28, 2020 - Featuring a Nike Crater Foam midsole (a blend of standard Nike foams and 11 percent Nike Grind Rubber), the latest iteration of the Nike Air Force 1 reinterprets the shoe’s classic aesthetic using sustainable innovation without sacrificing iconic style. The Nike Air Force 1's classic vamp is reimagined, revealing a recycled foam backer created with 20 percent recycled TPU. The remainder of the upper is built from 24 percent PU recycled synthetic leather, while the venerable outsole stars are highlighted like never before thanks to the speckled 15 percent recycled Nike Grind outsole. 

Bringing design with sustainability in mind to an everyday sneaker staple, the Nike Air Force 1 Crater helps progress Nike’s Move to Zero effort. 

The Nike Air Force 1 Crater releases October 1 at nike.com, SNKRS and the Nike App.

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This Women's Waffle Racer Crater Champions Sustainable Innovation

September 28, 2020 - The Nike Waffle Racer Crater blends a timeless Nike innovation, waffle outsole, with sustainable innovation. The shoe takes notes from the Nike Space Hippie's exploratory process and its aesthetic to create an iteration that features a full-length Nike Grind outsole — made with 15 percent Nike Grind rubber — coupled with a Crater Foam midsole that is a blend of virgin foams and 11 percent Nike Grind rubber. The 100 percent recycled polyester upper is constructed with an expressive zigzag stitching instead of glued seams.

This Waffle Racer Crater joins other recent innovations in Nike’s Move to Zero effort toward zero carbon and zero waste to help protect the future of sport. 

The Nike Women’s Waffle Racer Crater releases October 1 at nike.com and on the Nike App.

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Jordan Brand Holiday Retro Releases

September 23, 2020 - The Jordan Brand Holiday 2020 Retro Footwear Collection combines rich history with high-tech construction to boldly connect the past to the future. Four iterations of the Air Jordan I and multiple women’s-exclusive styles are among the highlights.  

Air Jordan I Retro HI OG CO.JP 
First released in 2001, accompanying the Metallic Silver Air Jordan I HI OG CO.JP, the Midnight Navy colorway returns for a global release. One of the first HI OGs to use Navy coloring, this model was popular with skateboarders and worn by Nike SB athletes when Nike SB first formed in the early 2000s. The shoe features a metallic silver Swoosh and a jewel-finished Wings logo, and releases in full family sizing. 

Women’s Air Jordan I HI OG  
Inspired by MJ’s iconic 63-point playoff game in Boston in 1986, the Women’s Air Jordan I HI OG focuses on progress, not perfection. The shoe flaunts a raw construction with unstitched eyelets and rich, genuine matted Lucky Green leather. The shoe, which comes in full family sizing, also features a parquet floor-inspired insole reminiscent of the old Boston court. 

Air Jordan I Retro HI OG
This Air Jordan I HI OG employs a new twist on a familiar color scheme: Dark Mocha. A colorway with rich history in the Jordan Brand, the crisp color blocking on genuine nubuck leather gives this model a clean and classic look. The shoe comes in men’s and grade school sizing.

Air Jordan I Retro HI OG
Straight from the vault, this HI OG takes inspiration from an elusive Friends and Family Air Jordan I in the 1980s that later came to life in 2003 as an Air Jordan I Mid. At the time, that Mid was amongst the first patent leather Air Jordan Is released from Jordan Brand. An OG satin woven label and glossy black and gold patent leather cover the model from heel to toe. It will be available in men’s and grade school sizing. 

Air Jordan III Retro
Releasing outside of North America, this take on the Air Jordan III employs a black genuine leather upper with accents of purple and orange on the midsole, ankle and tongue. Gray cement elephant print finishes the look. 

Air Jordan IV Retro
The classic returns with OG color blocking, shape and details loyal to its original 1989 specs. The shoe comes with a Nike Air hangtag and OG packaging and releases in full family sizing. 

Air Jordan IV
Dressed in a combination of canvas and twill materials assembled in quilt-like patchwork fashion, this take on the Air Jordan IV features beautiful prints and textures inspired by Japanese craftwork and design. The model releases outside of North America.

Air Jordan V What The
Continuing the celebration of the Air Jordan V’s 30-year anniversary, this “What The” edition of the iconic model mixes a variety of the silhouette’s past non-OG colorways and material plays including the Jordan V “Tokyo,” “Raging Bull,” “Green Bean,” “Army Olive” and “Quai 54,” among others. The shoes are completed by embroidered logos from the “Shanghai” and “Tokyo” colorways. The model releases in men’s and grade school sizing.

Women’s Air Jordan VIII
This Women’s Air Jordan VIII features the iconic chenille fabric patch on the tongue, smooth premium and suede leather, and is draped in rich Burgundy, a color deeply rooted in Jordan Brand history. 

Air Jordan XII Retro
Flipping the iconic black and red colors of the OG, this take on the Air Jordan XII puts a subtle color twist on the classic model. The shoe features a genuine red suede upper, an OG faux lizard-print mudguard, a woven label and is topped off with matte chrome finishes on the eyelets. The shoe also comes in OG packaging and releases in full family sizing. 

Air Jordan XII Retro
Another fresh spin on a classic model, this Air Jordan XII combines iconic Concord purple, a color rich in Jumpman history, with a genuine black suede upper. The model comes with an OG faux lizard-print mudguard, chrome finished eyelets and a woven label. The shoe releases in men’s and grade school sizing.

Air Jordan XIII Retro
This refreshed take on the Air Jordan XIII employs a black reflective textile upper with Hyper Royal accents and detailing. With a microfiber tongue and familiar holographic eye, this model comes with OG packaging and releases in full family sizing.

The Jordan Brand Retro Collection will be available this fall on SNKRS.

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Editor's Note: Earlier imagery of the Air Jordan IV Retro has been updated to reflect true coloring.

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Slam Jam Brings a Subtle Rebelliousness to the Dunk

September 21, 2020 - An upside-down Nike logo appears prominently on the tongue of the Nike Slam Jam Dunk. The modification reflects the Italian powerhouse's subversive nature, and what has made it a leader in street culture for more than 30 years. 

Since its founding in 1989, Slam Jam has been dedicated to what it calls the “global underground.” Explicitly, its stores in the Ferrara headquarters and Milan are a conduit for the varied outputs of multiple subcultures, materialized in clothing but defined by a rebellious attitude. 

For owner Luca Benini, the Nike Dunk fits naturally in the Slam Jam ethos. “​​I remember one of my first contacts with the Dunk happened thanks to the Air Jordan I when they came out in 1985. I then discovered its inspirational role,” says Benini.

The Dunk's debut coincided with the now iconic “Be True to Your School” advertising campaign. It became a cult favorite of skateboarders and, later, vintage sneaker collectors. By the late ’90s, the Dunk was worn by people in the club, graffiti, skateboarding and fashion scenes, becoming standard uniform in the burgeoning streetwear community.

“The Dunk had a strong impact for sure, acting as one of those elements helping global connections to shape and develop the now-called street culture,” says Benini.

Slam Jam's Dunk follows the shoe's history as both a team shoe and a catalyst for design experimentation. The subversive tone of the upside-down Swoosh is reinforced by transparent, gummy Swooshes that touch at the heel in a unique branding element. Translucent soles tie naturally to the material makeup, and a playful reinterpretation of the Dunk's traditional perforation adds a subtle new ingredient. 

“This Dunk expresses the values of simplicity and the attention to innovative details, which alongside our rebel attitude, define the Slam Jam DNA,” says Benini of the design.

The Nike Dunk Slam Jam in light gray releases October 3 exclusively across Slam Jam doors, via raffle at slamjam.com and on SNKRS. The black colorway releases October 30 at select retailers worldwide.

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Jordan Spizike 270 Boot Debuts with the Holiday 2020 Jordan Brand Modern Offering

September 18, 2020 - The Jordan Brand Holiday 2020 modern collection blends Jumpman heritage with futuristic design. Three silhouettes are featured: Jordan Spizike 270 Boot, Jordan Delta and Jordan Zoom ’92. 

Jordan Spizike 270 Boot
Combining elements from various Air Jordan models, the Spizike 270 Boot infuses Jumpman heritage with modern comfort and utility. A Nike Air Max 270 Air bag provides all-day comfort and winterized materials allow for uncompromised outdoor use. Four seasonal color pairings, which accentuate the durable construction, are offered as the silhouette’s initial drop: lighter tans and browns accented with touches of black and red, dark brown tones, triple black and a Nike ACG-inspired iteration with bright pops of color on a gray base. 

Jordan Delta
Blending high-end craftsmanship with high-tech construction, the Jordan Delta is offered in two men’s colorways this winter. One is inspired by the bold colors of Nike ACG, while the second is an alternate take on Jordan Brand’s timeless black and red colorway using various hues of gray with Bright Crimson and white. Two Women’s Delta iterations also release this holiday season: a Guava Ice and Sail and a Hyper Royal, Bright Crimson and Sail.

Jordan Zoom ’92
A blend of tradition and innovation, Jordan Brand’s Zoom ’92 is back this winter with six fresh takes that weave visible, modern technology and graphic design to create a remixed basketball-inspired silhouette. Three men’s colorways drop this winter alongside three women’s exclusives (one of which is inspired by the original Nike Air Max 180). 

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The Jordan “Why Not?” x Converse Pack

September 10, 2020 - The Jordan “Why Not?” x Converse Pack treats two of Russell Westbrook’s favorite silhouettes – the Air Jordan XVI and the Converse Chuck 70 – in a graphic and materials arrangement inspired by his gritty play on the court as well as chain nets found on outdoor basketball courts.  

In addition to Westbrook’s energy on the court, his unmatched style has no boundaries. The Air Jordan XVI features a detachable, magnetic shroud that can instantly transform the shoe’s look.

The Air Jordan XVI and the Converse Chuck 70 feature a range of textures, from leather to satin, that nod back to rock and roll-styled leather jackets that Westbrook enjoys wearing. Studs that resemble those on leather jackets adorn the lateral side of the shroud of the Air Jordan XVI as well as the heel and the chevron star of the Converse Chuck 70. A crackled leather upper on the Converse Chuck 70 is meant to resemble the concrete foundations of street basketball. Westbrook's “Why Not?” Logo is featured on both silhouettes in silver metal.

The Jordan “Why Not?” x Converse pack releases October 2 on SNKRS and SNEAKRS.

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Going Grape Ice on the Links

September 07, 2020 - As the golf community turns its attention to Mamaroneck, N.Y., this NIKE, Inc. Golf capsule playfully puts a grape-ice spin on two classic silhouettes — the Air Jordan V G and the Air Max 97 G, both featured above — as well as the Zoom Infinity Tour, the Victory Tour and the Roshe Tour G.

Featuring a winged foot graphic interpreted from the site of this month's major, the Nike silhouettes include a grape-ice inspired palette of cool blues across the outsoles and inside the heel lining. The stripes reference the famous awning of the site's clubhouse, providing the backdrop for the final hole. The outsole of the Air Jordan V G includes “Wings” in oversized block lettering.

The Air Max 97 G, the Zoom Infinity Tour, the Victory Tour and the Roshe Tour G launch September 14 for Nike Members and September 17 in North America. The Air Jordan V Low G releases September 18 in North America.

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The Story Behind the Nike x Dunk Kasina Low

September 06, 2020 - Founded in 1997 by former pro skateboarder EunHyuk Lee, Kasina is renowned as a catalyst for street fashion in South Korea. Collaborating with Nike on the Dunk, Kasina relays its story — from humble beginnings in Busan, South Korea's second-largest city, to opening multiple doors in the country's capital megalopolis, Seoul. 

The two colorways of the Dunk Kasina both reference travel through Korea. The Neptune green colorway explicitly pulls from the signage that lines the Gyeongbu Expressway, the main highway between Busan and Seoul. During the mid-’80s, the same period the Dunk was introduced, Seoul experienced a population boom. This growth, symbolized by travel across Korea's highways, underpins the Kasina journey. “Busan” and “Seoul” are written on the left and right heel tabs respectively. 

Similarly, the industrial blue colorway draws inspiration from ’80s Korean transport. It mirrors the look and feel of Seoul's vintage buses, down to a unique hangtag that reimagines the steering wheel.

“Kasina” is written on the tongue of both shoes, and its logo appears embroidered on the heel and inside the tongue tag. Additionally, both shoes are packaged with custom tissue prints inspired by roadsigns to round out the story.   

The Dunk Kasina in Neptune green releases September 18 exclusively at Kasina. The industrial blue colorway is available September 25 at Kasina and Nike SKNRS in Asia.

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