November 04, 2019 - Multi-award winning South African illustrator and street artist Karabo Poppy drew inspiration from her local roots to create the art and color palette for the latest in Nike Air Force 1 Low By You.
The various colorways are inspired by traditional African beaded bracelets with vibrant palettes that include red, orange, green and purple. Poppy also drew design inspiration from barber and beauty salon posters that line the streets in South Africa.
The Air Force 1 palettes inspired by Karabo Poppy release November 7.
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December 03, 2019 - Originally released exclusively in Japan in 2002, the Nike Dunk Low Pro B Viotech made waves beyond its initial locale. In fact, the vibrant color scheme, rich materials and instant recognition made the shoe one of the premier Dunk colorways of its era — a defining icon of the burgeoning streetwear scene and a must-have for the sneaker cognoscenti. A reissue in 2013 (with minor color and badging updates) reaffirmed the Viotech legend.
For 2019, the Nike Dunk Low Viotech follows the same color specs as its antecedents and employs the original woven tag on the tongue. The heel features “NIKE” in black stitching, faithful to the 2002 version.
The Nike Dunk Low Viotech releases December 10 on Nike SNKRS and SNEAKERS, and at NikeLab locations and select retailers.
December 02, 2019 - In recognition of Megan Rapinoe’s most recent accolade, and in a year of massive achievements, Nike presents commemorative boots made specially for her.
The pink and gold colorway draws inspiration from Rapinoe’s signature hair color and the trophies she has won. Her first and last name appear prominently on the lateral sides of the boot, with “Just Do It’ on the medial side. The heel counter and sockliner carry the four stars Rapinoe and her American teammates proudly sport on their national team jerseys.
One-of-a-kind boots for a one-of-a-kind player, this special edition will not be sold at retail.
December 02, 2019 - Initially released in 1994, the Nike ACG Moc was designed for campsite R&R; the simple upper and soft sole unit offered just enough coverage and gave feet space to breathe after a tough hike or long trail run.
The redesigned ACG Moc 3.0 packages these characteristics in a new Footscape-inspired chassis with Nike Solarsoft cushioning and an asymmetrical easy-on, easy-off upper. This means the Moc still serves campsite recovery, and now also assists in making casual days in the city more comfortable.
The Nike ACG Moc 3.0 launches December 9 with the Union-exclusive Cheetah print colorway at Union LA and Union Japan. New colorways release globally January 1 on nike.com and select retailers.
November 29, 2019 - The KYRIE 6 is available on Nike By You with a new customization option: a glow-in-the-dark outsole with a black upper, both of which are available in limited quantities. The color palette offers pebbled or rippled leather in black, sail, court purple and more (The combinations are up to you).
The KYRIE 6 is available now on Nike By You.
November 27, 2019 - The Enlightenment colorway of the KYRIE 6 toys with the idea of perspective; the heel eye graphic is more visible at certain angles, while the complementary colors of green, red, yellow, and blue are inspired by camera light filters, changing the appearance of images and films to alter perception.
The colorway releases globally December 7 on nike.com and at select retailers.
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November 27, 2019 - Barry Sanders stepped away from the National Football League after the 1998 season, but the sentiment that he’s one of the greatest to play the game rings as true now as it did more than two decades ago.
To commemorate 20 years since the Hall of Famer and former Detroit Lions running back hung up his trainers, the company is immortalizing Sanders’ playing career on the shoe he knows best: the Nike Air Zoom Turf Jet 97.
Sanders wore the shoe during his professional career and it helped him solidify a reputation as one of the best running backs of all-time.
With only 2,053 units made — the same number as the most yards Sanders rushed in a single season (1997) — the limited-edition Air Zoom Turf Jet 97 employs the Detroit Lions' team colors, team name and Sanders’ retired number 20 on the midfoot strap.
“I played high school football for four years, college football for three years and professional football for 10 years, yet I have been a Nike spokesperson for 30," says Sanders. "It is such a huge honor that they are bringing back this shoe in my honor, and I can’t thank Nike enough on behalf of my fans everywhere.”
Ahead of the Detroit Lions’ Thanksgiving home game against the Chicago Bears, Sanders will serve as the Lions’ honorary game-day captain — taking the field once more in a pair of shoes that immortalize his success on it.
Barry Sanders’ Nike Air Zoom Turf Jet 97 first drops at the Lions Team Shop on November 27 (250 pairs) and then on nike.com on November 28 at 9:30 a.m. PT, in alignment with the team's Thanksgiving game kickoff.
November 24, 2019 - Odell Beckham Jr. will lace up in Week 12 pregame cleats influenced by the LeBron 8 South Beach straight from the 2010 vault. Inspired by the wide receiver’s favorite Nike shoes, this week’s iteration of the Nike Vapor Untouchable Pro 3 OBJ Uptempo Cleat employs Miami vibes with a teal, pink and black colorway.
The pregame cleat hits the field November 24 ahead of the Cleveland Browns’ away game against the Miami Dolphins.
November 21, 2019 - The tooling from the Nike Joyride NSW Setter (the "muscle car" of the Joyride family) offers a plush three-pod cushioning system. However, its upper, while tough, isn't designed for quickly taking on and off, which can be difficult when attending dinner parties at shoes-off apartments or trying to navigate dressing rooms at packed sample sales. ISPA answers for these peculiarities of urban life, and the Nike ISPA Joyride Envelope explicitly adapts the Joyride NSW Setter for easy on, easy off use.
To do this, the shoe is crafted with a unique folding upper. It is, at base, a bit like a bag. Open it up, slide in. The upper can then close in either direction (one side is perforated for breathability on warmer days). An external strap adds stability, but doesn't shortchange speed. In short, it's like going from a regular hinged door to a gull-wing.
The Nike ISPA Joyride Envelope releases November 27.
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November 21, 2019 - Drew Henderson's barbershop, No Cuts No Glory, is representative of Chicago's de facto meeting places. Within the barbershop, sports, politics and more are debated. Preparations for celebrations are made. And, most important, bonds are forged across the community.
Henderson and his shop are also inspiration for the latest Chicago-specific Air Force 1, the AF-1 ALL FOR 1 – CHICAGO. The shoe incorporates a series of graphic and material elements that celebrate the barbershop, from a specially created tongue tag that transitions Chicago's skyline into the silhouette of a comb, to aglets based on traditional barber poles (but with an added Chicago-flag twist). On the heel, a pony-hair tab reminds of the daily hair cuts in the shop, while an inner graphic of two hands celebrates unity.
"“It means so much to me to be involved with the production of a shoe that represents some of the most important things in my life: Chicago, the barbershop and the community. It is an honor to shine a spotlight on the city, industry and community that made me who I am and motivate me every day. I share this with all of them,” says Henderson.
Creative tweaks to the AF1 design have also been made specifically for barber shop use:
1. Rolled edges make it easier for hair to be removed (there’s no exposed seams to get stuck on)
2. Wax laces ensure that fallen hair doesn’t get trapped
3. A specially designed ice-rubber sole features a black/white diamond pattern in an ode to classic barbershop flooring
The AF-1 ALL FOR 1 – CHICAGO releases December 7 on nike.com and at select retailers in Chicago.