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The OG Air Jordan XI Low IE Is Back

June 17, 2021 - This fall’s Air Jordan retro preview is headlined by the return of the OG Air Jordan XI Low IE in red and black, a variation renowned for its seasonal adaptation through material updates — and for its appearance during the ’96 playoffs. Similarly, four women’s exclusive styles for this season feature revised color palettes and material choices for new, energized interpretations of classic models.

Air Jordan XI Low IE
A final chapter of the 25th anniversary of the Air Jordan XI, the OG black and red Air Jordan XI Low IE returns, re-engineered to the exact 1995 specs. The model features a genuine leather and mesh upper, molded sock liner and an exposed carbon fiber shank plate contrasted by the recognizable herringbone rubber outsole. The shoe arrives in OG packaging.

Women’s Air Jordan I Hi OG
Inspired by the calming colors of sage, this women’s exclusive style features soft, tumbled leather with premium nubuck overlays. Completing the look is a subtle, two-toned lace inspired by the string used to tie bundles of sage. The shoe also comes with a hangtag and two extra sets of laces.

Women’s Air Jordan IV
This women’s exclusive style takes inspiration from varying neutral shades of makeup. This model is highlighted by buttery soft nubuck overlays and burnished leather meant to age and sheen naturally with time. The shoe also features transparent TPU wings and lace locks and is topped off by metallic, electroplated Jumpman branding on the tongue, reminiscent of the mirrors used in makeup palettes.  

Women’s Air Jordan VI
Taking inspiration from gold earrings, this women’s exclusive adds interconnected gold hoops that are attached to the shoe’s Air Jordan VI lace toggle. Materials on this model include white medium grain tumbled leather with gold underlays, a semi-gloss lining and a milky-white translucent rubber outsole.

Women’s Air Jordan XIV Low
The women’s exclusive style features a color palette inspired by red lipstick. Materials like matte nubuck and suede leather provide the cosmetic base against metallic silver accents, while OG elements include the tongue and the laces with frosted-platinum aglets. The writing on the sockliner is modeled after strokes of lipstick; the shoe arrives in lipstick-stained tissue paper.

Air Jordan I HI OG
Employing a fresh, seasonal color scheme, this Air Jordan I HI OG features a genuine black leather upper with premium Pollen leather overlays and detailing atop a white midsole and a Pollen rubber outsole. The shoe comes with new packaging and will be available in full family and extended women's sizing.

Air Jordan I HI OG
This new take on the Air Jordan I HI OG involves crafted leather and nubuck overlays with hits of reflective silver throughout. With a perforated collar, this model can be customized both into a high or low top. Applying a fresh color scheme to both the shoe and packaging, this release comes in full family and extended sizing for women.

Air Jordan I HI OG
Another seasonal iteration of the Air Jordan I HI OG, this fall model uses an Electro Orange, black and white color scheme with updated color blocking. Made with premium, genuine leather, the shoe is highlighted by a metallic finish on the collar. The shoe also releases in full family and extended sizing for women.

Air Jordan III Retro
Applying a familiar color and color-blocking scheme, this Air Jordan III Retro comes with a subtle material twist. The shoe features premium leather and a new reflective material on the iconic elephant print on the heel and toe. This model, which will come in new packaging, releases in full-family sizing.

Air Jordan V Retro
This fresh spin on the Air Jordan V applies a mixture of materials from genuine leathers to exposed foam and textiles. The shoe’s collar, quarter panel and tongue bottom are layered with textile mesh, while the tongue maintains its OG reflective finish. The model is accented by black-tinted eyelets and a transparent lace lock and is completed by a matte-finished midsole and a muslin-tinted rubber outsole.  

Air Jordan VI
Continuing the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Air Jordan VI, this new iteration of the Retro model is inspired by the iconic Air Jordan VII Bordeaux colorway. True to the Air Jordan VI’s original specs, this model employs a genuine nubuck upper with a Bordeaux-printed translucent tongue and sock liner. Coming in familiar packaging with a fresh color twist, this shoe releases in Men’s and GS sizing.

Air Jordan XII Retro
Putting a new, clean twist on the Air Jordan XII, this model applies hits of metallic red throughout an all-white upper and midsole. The shoe features genuine leather, complemented by the OG faux-lizard print mudguard. This offering comes with OG packaging and will release in full-family sizing.

Air Jordan XII
The model combines a Nike Grind outsole, made with at least 3% Nike Grind, with a ballistic mesh tongue. The shoe also applies genuine leather to the upper and suede to the midsole atop the faux-lizard print mudguard. The shoe releases in full-family sizing.

Air Jordan XIII Retro
This retro combines a familiar Obsidian colorway with classic, OG materials, true to form with a leather upper, textile tongue bottom and cat-eye hologram. This model arrives in OG packaging and in full-family sizing.

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The Nike SuperRep Family Evolves with Dance and Cardio-Based Training Models

October 12, 2020 - Building upon the Nike Air Zoom SuperRepNike SuperRep Cycle and Nike SuperRep Go, the SuperRep family continues to expand the definition of sport with the introduction of the Nike SuperRep Groove for cardio dance classes and the Nike SuperRep Surge for cardio-based workouts using treadmills, rowers and floor exercises. 

Nike SuperRep Groove
Step, pivot and sashay through a dance workout with the Nike SuperRep Groove — a women’s-exclusive shoe specifically built and styled for cardio dance classes. Designed for multi-directional activity, the Nike SuperRep Groove is equipped with a grippy sole that helps provide traction and a smooth pivot point so wearers can turn and spin with ease. Durable straps and overlays around the heel and sides of the shoe provide lockdown support for the foot when zigzagging across the floor or moving in circles. 

Nike SuperRep Surge
From the treadmill to the rowing machine to strength training, Nike SuperRep Surge is built to handle cardio-based bootcamp classes. A Nike React midsole wraps up the heel to help provide lockdown, while an added ultralight ZoomX foam in the forefoot offers energy return for a light jog on the treadmill or an all-out sprint. The Nike SuperRep Surge outsole presents a traction web for machine and floor-based grip, and extended flex grooves for incline and speed running. The upper is constructed with an open-hole mesh for breathability, a precise haptic print for optimal durability during machine workouts and a comfort collar for lockdown and support. To top it off, a rower clip at the heel makes it easy to transition to and from a rowing machine.

The Nike SuperRep Groove is available now at select retailers, with a global drop beginning November 11 at nike.com. The Nike SuperRep Surge – releasing in men’s and women’s colorways – is available to Nike Members beginning October 24, with a global release December 3 at nike.com. 

Update October 23: The Nike SuperRep Groove will release November 11 in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. The Nike SuperRep Surge releases November 27 for Nike Members in Africa, Europe and the Middle East, with a release December 3 on nike.com.

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The Nike Running Cold-Weather Footwear Lineup is Like Your Trustiest Winter Tires

October 12, 2020 - This cold-weather footwear collection from Nike Running highlights two features that are wintertime favorites: a GORE-TEX upper on the Nike Pegasus Trail 2 and redesigned traction patterns in the Shield series, specifically the Nike Pegasus 37 and the Nike React Miler Shield.

Nike Pegasus Trail 2 GORE-TEX
For runs that veer off the beaten path, the Nike Pegasus Trail 2 GORE-TEX is designed to help withstand weather conditions as rugged as the terrain. The GORE-TEX invisible fit upper helps protect feet from moisture. Additional traction was added at the heel and toe to steady runners when going up or down hills, joining the outsole’s detailed nubs for a secure, confident ride. Nike React foam helps provide cushioned responsiveness with every step.

Nike Pegasus 37 Shield and Nike React Miler Shield
Two cold-weather Shield silhouettes from Nike Running feature a reimagined outsole pattern inspired by winter car tires.

Designed specifically for wet road surfaces, the traction patterns include micro-siping to better grip the road. The multidirectional shapes help channel water for improved contact with wet pavement. The weatherized shroud upper for both silhouettes helps repel water and keep feet dry. A bonus: the React Miler Shield is customizable on Nike By You. Check out the last two images above.

The Nike Pegasus Trail 2 GORE-TEX, the Nike Pegasus 37 Shield and the Nike React Miler Shield release later in October.

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Nike's Día de Muertos Collection Pays Homage to Family

October 08, 2020 - Nike’s Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Collection this year remixes the Nike Air Max 90, Nike DBreak Type, Nike Blazer Mid and Air Jordan 1 with a modern approach grounded in art and culture. 

Día de Muertos’s traditional ofrendas, or altars, serve as the design inspiration behind each of the silhouettes and apparel pieces, with colors, patterns and crafted details nodding to the delicate, handmade artwork of papel picado and flowers typically seen at an altar.

Alongside the juxtapositions and contrasting textures, the pack focuses on intrinsic colors, patterns and materials and employs Marigold — the traditional Mexican flower — as a collecting thread throughout the pack and apparel. A tradition that serves as a reminder of heritage, the Día de Muertos Collection also connects back to the notion of family and has “Para Mi Familia” on the DBreak Type heel, the toe of the Air Jordan 1 and the tee and hoodie graphics.

The Nike Día de Muertos Collection is available to Nike Members in Mexico October 8 through SNKRS Web, with a global release October 15 on nike.com and SNKRS.  

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Timed for London, Three Colorways are Releasing for the Alphafly NEXT%

October 03, 2020 - The mind-bending magic of the Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% is releasing to a broader audience — and in more colorways that observe legends of place and performance in the running community. Three colorways are timed with this year's 26.2 in London.

Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% Kenya

Inspired by the colors of the Kenyan flag, this colorway debuts as Eliud Kipchoge toes the starting line in London for an unmatched five straight wins in five years. The Kenya colorway releases October 11 exclusively for Nike Members in the UK via the NRC App, with broader availability expected in 2021.

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Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% 1:59:40

Celebrating Eliud Kipchoge's record-setting run in Vienna, this colorway resembles the Alphafly NEXT% prototype that he wore in breaking the two-hour marathon barrier. The colorway releases in select global markets October 12.

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Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% Mango

This year’s Fast Family Pack, which includes the NEXT% collection (the Alphafly NEXT%, the Tempo NEXT% and the Vaporfly NEXT%) and men and women’s Pegasus 37, follows a color scheme inspired by the lights on the breaks of racecars when they are pushing the limits of high speeds. The pack is currently available to Nike Members in Greater China; it releases in wider availability globally in early October.

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The Nike Mercurial Dream Speed 3 Relays Speed Through Pattern Play

October 02, 2020 - Building off Nike Mercurial Dream Speed and Nike Mercurial Dream Speed 2 designs, the latest iteration of the Nike Mercurial Dream Speed boot is inspired by the speed of the game.

“These boots are all about chasing your dreams and doing whatever you can to achieve them,” says Cristiano Ronaldo. “One bit of advice I have for everyone to think about if you wear these boots: work hard and think big, and your dreams can come true.”

The sleek, fluid aesthetic is matched with designs of wave patterns characterizing quickness. Additional graphic elements connect to football. The dotted patterns denote formations used by winning teams across the years. A gridded, waved pattern represents the rippling effect made by a goal when scored. The boot is accentuated with a translucent plate and fluorescent coloring on the Swoosh that features a black and white color shift — this symbolizes the conceptual idea of past and present as a means to get wearers to their goals. 

To pay homage to 10 years since Safari print debuted on the pitch, the latest Nike Mercurial Dream Speed boot features this print throughout the design. 

The Nike Mercurial Dream Speed 3 will be debuted on pitch by Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappé and Sam Kerr, some of the world's fastest players, and releases globally October 3 at nike.com. 

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Converse and UNION Celebrate Sheila Bridges’ Scenes of Harlem in Latest Collection

October 01, 2020 - Sheila Bridges, a New York-based interior designer known for her distinct furnishing approach, is featured in Converse’s latest collaboration with UNION – a store synonymous with elevated, contemporary fashion and its decades-long mission to support diverse creatives. 

Seeing interiors as a means of visual storytelling, Bridges’ most notable visual, the Harlem Toile, is featured for the first time on footwear with the Chuck Taylor All Star – a favorite silhouette of Bridges'. 

A toile — short for “toile de Jouy” — is a printed material with a floral, figure or landscape design, typically seen in upholstery. Illustrating scenes of her experience of African American culture in her hometown by way of the French toile, Bridges’ Harlem Toile image (now preserved at The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum's permanent wallpaper collection) was born out of a desire to design a pattern that spoke to her personally. 

“I didn’t ever see myself represented in any of the designs,” says Bridges, “so, I created my own.” 

Exhibiting a duality of expression, the toile plays on African-American stereotypes while also celebrating African-American culture — taking the viewer through scenes of subjects jumping rope, playing basketball, dancing and having picnics, all in 18th-century attire.  

The iconic upper of the Chuck Taylor serves as base for Bridges’ design. Printed against a white canvas upper, the Chuck Taylor’s paneling allows each scene to play out across the silhouette. The collection has apparel and accessories, featuring a pullover hoodie and bucket hat adorned with an allover print of the Harlem Toile. 

“It’s that indelibly designed shoe,” says UNION owner and operator Chris Gibbs. “It’s that cool shoe. It’s the perfect canvas for intricate stories via print graphics.”

Converse x UNION introduce the Chuck Taylor All Star capsule as part of Converse’s ongoing commitment to support Black creatives by amplifying their voices. 

The Converse x UNION Chuck Taylor All Star, pullover hoodie and bucket hat, each featuring Sheila Bridges’ Harlem Toile, is available October 13 at converse.com and select retailers.

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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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