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October 23, 2017 - The Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 11 is now available on the Nike App, nike.com and at select retailers.

March 04, 2019 - On the streets of Paris, the Nike Air Max Plus goes by a distinct nickname: La Requin. The shoe earned the moniker, which translates to “shark,” because many say its components resemble the cartilaginous fish.

The marine mark shifts from figurative to concrete in the second iteration of this TN, which comes in white and black colorways, with a dorsal fin-style extension of the Swoosh, graphics referencing a shark’s body, a reworking of the shark jaw logo (on the tongue) developed for the first La Requin TN and a leather mudguard.

The Air Max Plus La Requin releases March 7 on nike.com and at Footlocker. 

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Aleali May x Air Jordan VI Millennial Pink

March 01, 2019 - International model and stylist Aleali May’s latest Air Jordan collaboration is a Rust Pink Air Jordan VI with pops of Bright Crimson and a translucent outsole. May credits her love for the Air Jordan VI to her time living in Chicago where she worked retail at both a high fashion label and in streetwear boutique. This experience helped create the foundation for her own lane in style.

The Aleali May x Air Jordan VI Millennial Pink releases globally March 15 in women’s sizes.

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Nike Air Force 1 x Emotionally Unavailable

February 26, 2019 - With focus on sweat and T-shirts, Emotionally Unavailable was a lighthearted partnership founded by Edison Chen and KB Lee in 2014. Now, it's maturing into a fully fledged collection. "We have a fan base that pushed us toward being more serious about the brand. Now we're 1,000 percent serious, and our partnership with Nike on this Air Force 1 is testament to us putting the brand to the forefront," says Chen.

The silhouette and material (canvas to nod to the Nike Vandal, which Lee recalls first thinking was an AF1) represent the designers' roots and relationship with Nike. "Growing up in Korea, the canvas Air Force One is a universal shoe. Hip-hop heads wore it. Skaters wore it. It covered multiple subcultures," says Lee. "It also just looks cool because it wears down so well."

The shoe is intended to be well-loved — which will become evident through a beautiful patina. The zippered gusset makes it easy to take on and off and also helps form Emotionally Unavailable's recognizable heart logo.

The Nike Air Force 1 x Emotionally Unavailable releases March 14.

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LEBRON 16 Low x atmos “Safari”

February 25, 2019 - With safari print detailing, color blocking and a mini Swoosh on the toe box, the LEBRON 16 Low x atmos “Safari” sports many of the same details from the iconic Air Max 1 collaboration with the famed Japanese store.

LeBron debuted the shoe during All-Star Weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina. It releases March 2 on the SNKRS and SNEAKRS apps, at atmos and at select global retailers.

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Nike Mercurial Vapor 360 NJR Silêncio

February 21, 2019 - As Neymar Jr. orchestrates his comeback from injury, he’s drawing on his ability to drown out all negativity and distractions, and attempting to embrace the alegria (joy) of football.

The new NJR Silêncio boot represents this and celebrates Neymar Jr.'s capacity to silence doubts, dismiss distractions and let his skills speak on the field.

The boot is covered in a unique graphic made up of multiple black "SHHHs" featuring a miniature white chevron pattern. The letters gradually fade from black to to gray as they move from the outsole onto the upper. No two boots are exactly the same.

"SHHH is not about me silencing the rest of the world, it's about me going silent and focusing on what I have to do for my future as a player and as a man,” says Neymar Jr.

Neymar Jr.'s logo appears on the heels and is augmented by a diamond and a crown, two of his personal mantras (and elements of his body art).

The new Nike Mercurial Vapor 360 NJR Silêncio releases February 21 on nike.com and select retailers.

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Nike Air Force 1 x College Patches from Nike By You

February 15, 2019 - Customize the Nike Air Force 1 High or Low with collegiate hook-and-loop patches for Duke, Ohio State, Villanova, Kentucky, Oregon and UConn via Nike By You beginning February 20. 

February 12, 2019 - When it comes to football, and specifically to the many variants of the small-sided game, players need performance benefits authentically inspired by the nature of the sport. Whether it’s an indoor match, in a tight pitch, over the streets, wood or anything in between, the iconic LunarGato II brings back the versatile mix of traction, support and stability to dominate the challenges of the game.

Nicknamed O Mágico (The Magician), Portugese icon Ricardinho has been named the Best Futsal Player of the World six times — more than any other player ever. He has also won multiple league titles with his clubs in Spain and Portugal, and has played many significant matches in the LunarGato II.

“I’m really happy to see the boot back again. The best moments in my career happened while I was wearing these,” Ricardinho says. “My style on pitch is fast, and these boots are perfect to stop and start. The Lunar sole feels very responsive and helps me while braking and changing pace. My whole foot feels grounded and the stability is great.” 

Returning this month, the shoe reinstates everything that was loved about the original LunarGato II (which debuted in 2013), including the Lunarlon cushioning system and non-marking court rubber outsole.

Constructed of flexing ridges, the outsole is designed to support multi-directional traction and agile underfoot ball control when dribbling or shooting. The upper design combines super-soft leather in the forefront and Hyperfused mesh panels in the midfoot for structure and breathability. The reinforced vamp enhances a superb ball feel for ultimate touch plus extra durability.

The Nike LunarGato II “Anthracite Ember Glow” colorway releases February 18 on nike.com and at select retailers. A wide variety of new colorways will continue to be announced throughout the year.

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Special Edition Nike Metcon 4 XD

February 07, 2019 - Track your workout and set goals with two new colorways of the Nike Metcon 4 XD, the ultimate shoe for lifting and high-intensity training. The shoes play off gym leader boards and chalk-scribbled floors:

  • Write your WOD time or weight lifted with dry-erase markers on the erasable back panels of the white Nike Metcon 4 XD. Green and blue lace aglets and heel caps complement the colorway.
  • Tally your reps and sets with chalk on the erasable back panels to of the black Nike Metcon 4 XD. Chalk-like pastel accents finish the look.

The shoes feature a new pattern of strategically zoned haptic print that enhances durability and stability across the upper.

These special-edition Nike Metcon 4 XD colorways are available now in Greater China on nike.com and will release February 11 for Nike members throughout Europe, February 14 for Nike members in North America and February 21 on nike.com and at select retailers globally.

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Nike Little Posite One

January 31, 2019 - Celebrating NBA All-Star Weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Nike Little Posite One features a honeycomb-finish shank and a matte black upper with color details inspired by the Charlotte Hornets.
                                                   
The Nike Little Posite One releases in Big Kids sizes (3.5Y - 7Y) February 15 on nike.com and at select retailers.