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Jordan Brand Spring 2021 Retro Releases

November 16, 2020 - Jordan Brand opens the new year with its Spring 2021 Retro Footwear Collection. The assortment introduces three new women’s exclusives (including the first women’s iteration of the Air Jordan IX) and fresh iterations of the Air Jordan I, IV and V, amongst others. 

Women’s Air Jordan IX
This exclusive model marks the first time Jordan Brand has introduced the Air Jordan IX to its women’s line. The Air Jordan IX, which was originally released during MJ’s first retirement from basketball, tells an international story that uses the shoes’ outsoles as its canvas. Through distinct global graphics and words in different languages, the shoe illustrates MJ’s impact and influence around the world. That sentiment lives on today, evidenced in this women’s exclusive model which features the phrase “Change the World” on the heel loop. The shoe also employs unique color schemes on both shoes using vegetable-tanned materials and natural plant-based dyes. 

Women’s Air Jordan I HI OG
This women’s release offers a twist on the Air Jordan I Gold Toe, switching out the patent gold from that model for “crinkle” silver — inspired by space innovation and the future of flight. The shoe’s color blocking balances genuine black leather overlays on the toe, tongue and collar, a white quarter panel and midsole, and crinkle silver details on the ankle, heel and toe box. This model comes in extended sizing (women's 5 up to women’s 16.5/ men's 3.5 up to men’s 15).

Air Jordan I Retro HI OG
Familiar colors applied with a fresh color-blocking scheme characterize this Air Jordan I Retro HI OG. The shoe brings genuine University Blue leather to the ankle, heel, toe and outsole, black on the Swoosh and collar and contrasts it with a white quarter panel, midsole, tongue and toe box. A black Wings logo with University Blue branding on the tongue finish off the model’s clean and classic detailing. 

Air Jordan I Retro HI OG
This new take on the classic Air Jordan I Retro HI OG takes inspiration from various design cues used in previous Air Jordan I models. Foldable eyelet-flaps, exposed foam on the tongue with a reversed tongue tag and tri-tonal color-blocking of Volt, University Gold and Sail simultaneously pay homage to iterations of the past while creating a new execution of the model. 

Air Jordan III Retro
Re-releasing for the first time since 2007, this Air Jordan III Retro returns with true-to-form coloring and upgraded materials. With hits of Sport Red and Orange Peel on the tongue, eyelets, Air bag and heel tab, the upgraded construction features a genuine leather upper, matte-finished midsole and elephant print overlays on the forefoot and heel. This retro arrives in a full family offering. 

Women’s Air Jordan IV
Another women’s exclusive, inspiration from space exploration showcases the strength and beauty of the technical materials used in spacesuits across this Air Jordan IV. The upper is made of a black and Starfish Orange metallic mesh and is complemented by matte TPU heel tabs and wings. Black mesh netting on the quarter panel and tongue bottom lead up to a raw-edge construction on the tongue upper exposing the foam material underneath. Hits of orange on the toe and heel of the rubber outsole complete the look. 

Air Jordan IV Retro
With University Blue genuine suede leather upper, this new rendition of the Air Jordan IV combines premium materials with a classic Jumpman color scheme. The shoe’s construction features OG mesh netting on the quarter panel and tongue bottom with recognizable cement splatter on the midsole, heel tabs and wings and is completed by a woven jock tag on the tongue. This model comes in new packaging and is available in men’s and grade school sizing. 

Air Jordan V Retro
An evolution of the Air Jordan V Stealth, which originally released in 2006, this model puts a fresh twist on the familiar colorway. An all-white genuine leather upper with the OG silver reflective tongue are accented by black on the midsole with a blue splatter finish and blue on the lace toggle and sockliner. The shoe, which comes with new packaging, releases in full family sizing. 

Air Jordan V Retro
Celebrating the iconic textural elements of the Air Jordan V in new places, this reconstructed and reconfigured iteration sees the OG reflective material typically found on the tongue upper now on the quarter panel and tongue bottom. This installment, releasing in men’s and grade school sizing, mixes suede leather, textiles and translucence in new ways while also maintaining OG details like the hallmark “23” branding on the heel and splatter finish on the midsole. 

Air Jordan IX Retro
Taking a more subtle approach to the Air Jordan IX, this rendition pairs subdued tones of black and charcoal on genuine nubuck leather with pops of University Gold throughout the sockliner and branding on the midsole, tongue and heel. The model maintains an OG construction and is available in a full family offering.

Air Jordan XIII Retro
Incorporating classic Starfish Orange — a color rooted in recent Jordan Brand history — this take on the Air Jordan XIII sits an OG genuine quilted leather upper atop the familiar panther paw-like outsole. Complete with the holographic cat’s eye along with a carbon fiber shank plate, this retro comes with OG packaging and releases in full family sizing. 

Models from the Jordan Brand Spring 2021 Retro Collection will be available in January on SNKRS.

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Retro Futurism Serves as Inspo for New Air Max 2090 Colorways

April 29, 2020 - Earlier this year, the Nike Air Max 2090 took recognizable traits of the Air Max 90 into the future. This summer, three new colorways help extend the silhouette’s futuristic feel, each inspired from art work of the retro futurism movement.

The latest color inspiration for the Nike Air Max 2090 expands its theme of future modes of transportation through environment exploration: canyon-like earth tones, clean colors that resemble blue skies and bold brights of future cities at dusk. 

The three new Nike Air Max 2090 looks drop May 7 at nike.com and the Nike App.

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Slide into Summer with NSW Sandals

April 29, 2020 - In addition to the recent launch of the Nike Air Max Koko sandal for women, Nike introduces three new unisex sandals styles: the Nike Owaysis, Nike Canyon and Nike Asuna

Nike Owaysis
This sandal reinterprets the language of comfort from innovations like Nike React. The wavy upper and foam midsole provide a soft and cushioned feel around the whole foot. 

Nike Canyon
Inspired by ’90s cross-training sandals, the Nike Canyon features versatile and steady cushioning. The sandal references the Air Footscape in the outsole and Nike Rift in the upper, which is defined by its soft, textured bindings.

Nike Asuna
Making a nod to the lacing system of the Nike Air More Money basketball shoe, the Asuna's unique styling is balanced by a soft footbed foam and rugged tread pattern. 

The Nike Canyon and Nike Asuna sandals are available now, and Nike Owaysis will be available this spring at nike.com and on the Nike App.

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This Footwear Pack Highlights Pregame Rituals from Luka Dončić, De'Aaron Fox and More

April 28, 2020 - How an athlete prepares to play is a matter of personal preference. Some famously toss chalk, others meticulously mark midsoles with motivational phrases. Point guard De'Aaron Fox of the Sacramento Kings, guard Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers, guard Luka Dončić of the Dallas Mavericks and center Brittney Griner of the Phoenix Mercury each have their rituals too. Their musts are highlighted in the new Pregame Pack, a collection of Nike and Jordan Brand silhouettes.

Air Jordan 1 Mid: Mindfulness (Luka Dončić)
A cool, tranquil palette of greens and violets characterizes the upper. Both heels feature the opaque phrases, "Breathe & Center" and "Center & Breathe."

The Air Jordan I Mid releases April 30 at House of Hoops by Foot Locker, footlocker.com and nike.com.

Nike Air Force 1: Music (De'Aaron Fox and Brittney Griner)
Outlined in Neptune Green, the Swoosh and the heel tab feature a lenticular design inspired by acoustic waveforms. An amplified design, using hotter reds and yellows, appears on the lateral forefoot and on the sockliner.

The Nike Air Force 1 releases May 14 at House of Hoops by Foot Locker and online at footlocker.com.

Nike Blazer Mid ’77: Motivation (Ben Simmons)
The suede, cracked-gray upper is the canvas for two graphics and phrases on the shoe's lateral side — "Heart in the Game" on one, and "Pride & Passion" on the other. "Dedication" and "Motivation" read on the back heel tabs.

The Nike Blazer Mid ’77 releases May 21 at House of Hoops by Foot Locker and online at footlocker.com.

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April 27, 2020 - The Converse G4 revives the brand’s loud, late-’80s basketball aesthetic for the modern positionless player through a dynamic combo of Nike React foam in the heel and Nike Zoom Air in the forefoot.  

The two technologies form a natural pairing for heel-to-toe transition. In the G4, the connection supports a cycle that absorbs, stores and transfers energy for movements on both ends of the court, and the responsive process is further supported by the reductive arch sculpting on the shoe’s outsole platform.

“The reload aspect comes from the Nike React foam technology in the heel, and the explosive component comes from the Nike Zoom in the forefoot," says Brandis Russell, VP of Converse Footwear. "When a player comes down on their heel, the shoe activates the stored energy, and allows him or her to propel forward, especially for relentless players like Draymond Green."

So, for example, as soon as a player like Green comes down with the rebound, there’s no hesitation—he’s already leading the fast break to make a play.

The upper, notably in the hi-top, is an extension of its cultural predecessor, the Converse ERX. The thicker collar padding at the ankle helps provide comfort, while giving the shoe its boot-like muscle.

The Converse G4 releases May 1 on converse.com

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Two Silhouettes, Two Colorways, One Special Meaning for Russell Westbrook

April 21, 2020 - Two colorways from Russell Westbrook's signature line — the Jordan Westbrook One Take and the Jordan Why Not? Zer0.3—feature details that honor Westbrook's late best friend and teammate.

On the Why Not? Zer0.3, a KB3 patch appears on the shoe's lateral side, while the green and desert sand color scheme is loosely inspired by camouflage print, reflecting how the two friends were always ready to go to battle for each other.

The green is more vivid in the new Jordan Westbrook One Take through its volt upper, an unconventional variation on camouflage green. Thick, overt stitching appears over the textile material with synthetic overlays. Zoom Air cushioning under the ball of the foot is paired with aggressive traction in a two-section rubber outsole.

The Jordan Westbrook One Take releases globally in its volt green colorway later this summer. The Jordan Why Not? Zer0.3 colorway releases May 11. Both silhouettes will be available in grade-school sizing.

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The Latest Air Max Verona Colorways Draw Inspiration from Classic ’90s Running Shoes

April 17, 2020 - New colorways of the Nike Air Max Verona, a women’s silhouette debuted in early 2020, draw bold and bright colorway-inspiration from classic ’90s runners, including the OG white and blue Nike Air Verona (the first women's-specific Air Max), the crimson and magenta Nike Air Max 180 (the first Air Max to featured blow-molded 180 Max Air in the heel) and a women's pink and blue colorway of the 1992 Nike Air Pegasus (Nike's longest-running franchise). In addition to referencing these icons of footwear through color play, the latest Nike Air Max Verona pays homage to its ’90s predecessors with material references that include the use of classic mesh, suedes, rubber and branding.

The latest Nike Air Max Verona colorways release this Spring on the Nike App and nike.com.

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The Air Force 1 LX and Air Max 98 LX Offer Personal Choice

April 16, 2020 - The latest women's Nike Air Force 1 LX and Air Max 98 LX conceal mystery colorways underneath a white upper layer made of textile, a breathable, synthetic material. That layer offers a creative function: Wearers can peel back as much — or as little — material for a one-of-a-kind design. (The shoe packaging provides additional details to guide the creative process.) Both styles will be available with two distinct premium lower layers.

The NSW Women's Air Force 1 LX and Air Max 98 LX are available this spring on nike.com and the Nike App.

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April 15, 2020 - Featuring a tie-dye upper, transparent midfoot overlay and ice-blue outsole, the Nike Adapt BB 2.0 Tie Dye releases April 18 throughout Greater China. It releases in North America later in summer 2020.

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Washed Tones and Energetic Pops of Color Fashion the Vibrant Pack

April 15, 2020 - The Vibrant Pack takes Air Max silhouettes — including Nike Air Max 200, Nike Air Max 270 React, Nike Air Max Tailwind IV, Nike MX-720-818 and Nike Air Max 720 — and gives each a summer-ready upper and crisp color scheme. In addition to Air Max underfoot, the layered translucent color and pattern throughout the pack give the illusion of light and weightlessness.

The NSW Vibrant Pack is available this spring for men, women and kids on nike.com and the Nike App.

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