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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November 14, 2019 - Nike’s iconic Swoosh logo, drafted in 1971 by graphic design student Carolyn Davidson, is arguably one of the most recognizable insignias in business history. A nod to the Greek Goddess of Victory, the logo’s winged design has taken various iterations over the years.
This diverse graphic design legacy is celebrated in a trio of new footwear packs, collected under “The Evolution of the Swoosh: Chapter 2,” releasing exclusively from Foot Locker, Inc. (Foot Locker, Kid's Foot Locker, Champs Sports, Eastbay, Footaction). Each carries a different articulation of the Swoosh across Flight 89, Air Max 1, Air Max Plus, Air Max 200, Air Force 1 and React 270 silhouettes.
Legend of Her Pack
Paying homage to the creator of the Swoosh logo, the Air Max and Air Max 200 in this pack employ an interlinking articulation of the Nike logo. Both shoes incorporate the messaging, “We named our shoes after a woman,” and are topped with a gold Nike Swoosh charm to the laces — an ode to Davidson’s gold Swoosh ring that Phil Knight gifted to her in 1983. The pack releases in North America November 21.
Dunk It Pack
Created exclusively for kids, this pack uses Air Max and Air Force 1 silhouettes to celebrate the company’s brand campaigns across the ’90s and early 2000s. Inspiring activity and fun with a retro abstract design, the Dunk It Pack releases in North America November 27.
Time Capsule Pack
The Time Capsule Pack is inspired by the bold colors and look of retro Nike print ads. Across five silhouettes — Air Force 1, React 270, Flight 89, Air Max 1 and Air Max Plus — the iconic Nike Swoosh is outlined in white and overlaid with red and black interlinking logos. The Time Capsule Pack releases in North America November 27.
Future Swoosh Pack
The Future Swoosh pack for men contains Air Force 1, 270 React, Air Max 1 and Air Max Plus silhouettes — all designed with a futuristic approach to the Swoosh. The Future Swoosh Pack releases in North America December 20.
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November 13, 2019 - Inspired by her love for DIY crafting and her style advice to be true to yourself, Mille Bobby Brown and Converse have teamed up again to bring to life three expressions of the classic Chuck Taylor and Chuck 70 silhouettes.
For the Chuck 70 silhouette, Brown chose bold color-blocking patterns in a pink palette; for the two Chucks, nuanced design features such as multi-colored eyelets and color-popped foxing tape. Most notable are the removable textile and chenille patches, embellished with Brown’s “Be You” and “Spread Love” mantras.
The Converse x Millie Bobby Brown collection drops globally November 18 at converse.com and select retailers.
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November 10, 2019 - Week 10 of the 2019 professional football season brings a minty fresh aesthetic to Odell Beckham Jr.'s pregame warmup. This rendition of the Nike Vapor Untouchable Pro 3 OBJ Uptempo Cleat is a nod to the Nike Air Frosted Spruce, which features a mint green colorway.
The cleat will appear during pregame of the Cleveland Browns' November 10 home game against the Buffalo Bills.
November 07, 2019 - Continuing an ongoing collaboration, Converse and Undercover designer Jun Takahashi combine forces on a reinterpretation of the Chuck 70 silhouette featuring a graphic camo print trussed with laced zipper guards and metal ring accents — unexpected hardware details that capture raw-edged rebellion. The shoe also has an embroidered “NW” patch for “The New Warriors," which is printed on the toecap.
The Converse x Undercover collection (inclusive of High and Ox models) is available November 14 on converse.com and at select retailers.
November 07, 2019 - Ringtone rap. Two-step garage. Prints on denim. Pinwheels on caps. This is the stylistic milieu of the Nike Air Max Plus 3. The sneaker is new-millennium, braggadocio-made material — cutting-edge technology delivered in a sleek silhouette.
On arrival, the shoe had a particular resonance in the United Kingdom, where it matched the street style and club scene vibe to a T and bridged the early grime era with its flashier UKG forebearer. The Tn3 was as comfortable accenting the Italian luxury streetwear of the day as it was complementing a baggy tracksuit.
In 2019, the shoe returns true to form and with integrity intact.
The OG Tn3 in Hyperblue is available November 8 from SNEAKRS, Foot Locker and select retailers. Hyper Violet and Wolf Grey versions drop November 30 at nike.com, Foot Locker and select retailers.
November 06, 2019 - Ahead of an international friendly, all U.S. Women's National Soccer Team Nike athletes were presented with commemorative four-star Nike boots for the U.S. team's victory in Paris. The newest star is emblazoned with a flag-inspired background, while the colorway is a golden modification of the gray Victory Pack boots worn on-pitch by the athletes during last summer's tournament. Shown above are the boots presented to forwards Alex Morgan, Mallory Pugh and Jessica McDonald and midfielder Megan Rapinoe, whose names are printed on the medial side.
November 04, 2019 - Kyrie Irving has a special connection to number 11. It begins with his dad, Drederick Irving, who wore #11 during his basketball career; Kyrie wore it in high school and does now with Brooklyn. The connection extends to a metaphor for balance and harmony (1+1) that resonates with Kyrie, and cascades from there. "K" is the eleventh letter of the alphabet; "Kyrie Irving" is 11 letters; Irving played 11 games at Duke University; he was drafted round 1, pick 1 in the 2011 NBA draft and he surpassed the 11,000 point mark on March 11.
With a nod to Irving’s globetrotting curiosity and 11 cities with special meaning to him, the KYRIE 6 will debut with a preheat collection of 11 shoes inspired by 11 cities, including Beijing, Berlin, Guangzhou, Houston, Los Angeles, Manila, Miami, New York City, Shanghai, Taipei and Tokyo.
The KYRIE 6 preheat collection will be available November 11 exclusively in each respective city.
November 03, 2019 - G-DRAGON, the Seoul-born hip-hop star, didn't always have easy access to his favorite sneakers, the Nike Air Force 1.
"Ever since I came across hip-hop as a kid, AF1 has had a meaning greater than just shoes," says G-DRAGON. "I couldn’t afford them, so I would always pass the Nike store and admire them with my eyes and heart only. For those who loved hip-hop culture, oversized clothes, hats and matching-colored AF1s was the uniform."
Progressing as a performer and blossoming into a worldwide phenomenon, G-DRAGON has made the Air Force 1 an integral part of his uniform. The Nike Air Force 1 "Para-noise" reflects this overtly with a unique upper fabrication that features a black painted overlay designed to slowly wear away over time to reveal a personal artwork created by G-DRAGON.
The artwork conveys a sense of optimism, inspired by the singer-songwriter's vision of a world where the youth are unified through creativity and a free exchange of ideas. For G-DRAGON, art is an important expression of self that pushes culture forward.
"I was made by a culture derived by people from the past," he says.
Additional embellishments include a daisy embroidered on the tongue and removable custom pins in the upper eyelets.
The Nike Air Force 1 Para-noise launches globally November 23.
November 03, 2019 - Odell Beckham Jr. will slip into cleats influenced by the Air Foamposite One "Alternate Galaxy" for Week 9's pregame. The eighth installment in a line of weekly pregame cleats inspired by the wide receiver's favorite Nike shoes, this take on the Nike Vapor Untouchable Pro 3 OBJ Uptempo Cleat is derived from the 2018 vault.
The cleats will appear during pregame of the Cleveland Browns’ away game against the Denver Broncos November 3 (Odell's in-game cleats are inspired by the Air Zoom Generation).