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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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Built for Speed: The Nike Vapor Edge

January 30, 2020 - Built for speed and performance at the highest level in professional football, the Nike Vapor Edge offers instant propulsion and power transfer. The ultra-light, aerodynamic cleat also provides a responsive feel thanks to its independent traction pods.

The Vapor Edge's airy aesthetic is complemented by a second-skin fit that employs Nike Flyknit 360-degrees around the foot and propulsion chassis. The design was a direct response to player feedback to create a cleat that feels like a sock with spikes. 

The Nike Vapor Edge launches February 2 on nike.com. 

January 30, 2020 - maharishi's latest program with Nike by You celebrates the merger of technology and nature. 

Using Nike’s tallest Air unit, which is constructed from 75 percent recycled material, the maharishi By You Air Max 720 carries a distinct custom camouflage inspired by leopard spots. “Camouflage, in truth, is an abstract rendition of nature,” says maharishi founder Hardy Blechman. 

maharishi's abstraction of the leopard print is translated in a custom jacquard knit upper that comes in a choice of colors: leopard heat, leopard moss, leopard desert and leopard noble red. The depth of the camouflage is extended by a balance between the base surface of the fabric and the flocked yarns that sit about it. This creates a strong textural dimension, as well as a subtle shift of personality, depending on time of day.

Further customization comes in the form of a selection of maharishi “truisms” — “THE TRUTH IS ONE” or “WISE TYGERS” — which can embellish the Air unit. 

The maharishi By You Air Max 720 can be customized now and will be available February 3 from nikebyyou.nike.com/maharishibyyou

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Special-Edition PhantomVNM for Christine Sinclair

January 29, 2020 - This special-edition Nike PhantomVNM boot commemorates Christine Sinclair’s 185th career international goal — the most scored by any footballer — during her match on January 29, 2020. Flooded in Canadian red, the boot features personal details such as her jersey number, a Canadian flag, a quote from her college coach (“You better earn your right to play”) and two nicknames (“Sinc” and “Wonder”). The left sockliner includes meaningful dates and geographic coordinates from Sinclair’s career, while the right sockliner recognizes important figures in Sinclair’s life. An overhead view reveals an outline inspired by the shape of a maple leaf.

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Air Jordan XXXIV "Bayou Boys" PE for Zion Williamson

January 22, 2020 - Zion Williamson of the New Orleans Pelicans debuted his first regular-season Air Jordan XXXIV PE January 22 against the San Antonio Spurs. The reflective faux gator material is inspired by Williamson's play in the Bayou State and by his aggressive playing style, punctuated by the sharp teeth at the base of the tongue.

The Air Jordan XXXIV "Bayou Boys" releases in March.

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Nike ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT% Blue Ribbon Sports

January 21, 2020 - On January 25, 1964, Nike co-founders Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman created Blue Ribbon Sports, which landed its first specialty store location three years later under the direction of Jeff Johnson in Santa Monica, California. Commemorating the anniversary of Blue Ribbon Sports is a limited-edition Nike ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT%, with quirky scribbles printed on the white upper that relate to the storefront's past — its Pico Boulevard address, old shoe boxes, race bibs and more.

The colorway releases January 25 on nike.com and at the below specialty retailers:

  • 3107 Pico (Santa Monica, California)
  • Heartbreak Hill Running Company (Boston; Chicago)
  • Runologie (Raleigh, North Carolina)
  • Mill City Running (Minneapolis)
  • The Loop Running Supply Co. (Austin, Texas)
  • BlackToe Running Inc. (Toronto, Ontario)
  • A Runner's Mind (San Francisco)

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Air on the Side of Comfort with the New Air Max Verona

January 21, 2020 - In 1992, Nike released its first women’s exclusive Air Max shoe: the Air Verona. Fast forward nearly 30 years, and joining recent women’s-focused Air Max silhouettes, including the Nike Air Max Thea and Nike Air Max Dia, Nike Sportswear pays homage to the women’s running shoe by introducing the Air Max Verona.

The Air Max Verona borrows elements of the Air Max 90’s tooling and gives it a lifted, exaggerated heel for a unique new look. The latest women's silhouette from Nike Sportswear also emphasizes comfort as queen with the Air Max 200 unit, which is on display for all to see with a window 200 percent larger than traditional side visibility Air units.    

The Nike Air Max Verona releases globally February 15, with additional colors releasing on March 5. 

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How to Get the Nike Golf Air Max 97 "Grass"

January 20, 2020 - Repurposed for the golf course, the lifestyle runner features an upper that mimics the look of green turf, employs the revolutionary full-length Nike Air unit and is accented with an embroidered yellow Swoosh.

The Nike Golf Air Max 97 "Grass" releases to Nike Members January 27 on nike.com.

January 17, 2020 - The above PEs for the KD12, PG4, LEBRON 17, KYRIE 6 and the Zoom Freak 1 are inspired by the color-blocking from the 2020 Nike Black History Month collection, nodding to early '90s street style and African textiles. They appear on court beginning January 20.

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The Air Max 90 City Pack Celebrates Those Who Move Their Cities

January 15, 2020 - The Air Max 90 City Pack celebrates the silhouette's historic connection to the hardworking professionals who move their respective cities. Each pair in the pack incorporates a recrafted upper and features tongue, lace tip, sockliner and mudguard logo details representative of the following cities and their respective profession: 

Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY)

Celebrating the firefighters of New York City, this take on the Air Max 90 incorporates a reflective Swoosh inspired by a key part of their uniform. The custom heel emblem with screwed down hardware and "90" are a focal point and a nod to old firefighter helmets. 

Parisian Bakers

Bakers take center stage in this Air Max 90 edit, with an all-over white textile shoe to represent the profession's uniform. The shoe also employs a wheat graphic sockliner with a "Baked Fresh Daily" logo to represent the profession's signage. 

London's Postmen and Postwomen

Highlighting the postmen and postwomen of London, this take on the Air Max 90 features a round tongue emblem resembling a stamp with Nike's co-founder Bill Bowerman, while the upper material of the shoe was inspired by the profession's jacket.

Tokyo's Construction Workers

The Air Max 90's Tokyo edition honors construction workers. The special tongue is a nod to street signs around construction sites, while the printed sockliner's image overlooks Japan's cityscape. 

Shanghai Delivery Service Workers 

Lauding Shanghai's delivery service workers, this city take on the Air Max 90 is inspired by the top two food delivery services in Shanghai, complete with a receipt tongue tab and a five-star mud guard underlay for a five-star review.

The Air Max 90 City Pack releases as a member-exclusive on the Nike App and in select Nike doors in each key city January 30. 

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