March 19, 2019 - Nike Free footwear lets feet flex, splay and move the way they want. Built on a more anatomically shaped last than traditional running models, the 2019 Nike Free Running Collection introduces new elements that enable a more barefoot-like feel than previous versions.
Because Nike Free is intended for lower-mileage runs, the foam cushioning in the new Nike Free midsoles is firmer (closer to that of the original 2004 model to promote a more barefoot-like feel underfoot), flatter and lower to the ground, delivering greater connection and more natural range of motion than before. The midsole now features siping along the top and bottom to increase dorsi and plantar flexion. Based on data mapping, varying depths in the sipes are placed where the foot naturally wants to bend and stretch to enhance the feeling of movement and to allow for more natural foot motion.
The Nike Free RN 5.0 (shown first) is 26-percent more flexible and 2mm lower to the ground while the Nike Free RN Flyknit 3.0 (shown second) is 1mm lower to the ground than the 2018 models.
The minimal uppers, a thin-stretch mesh with a minimal lacing system for the 5.0 and a lace-less Nike Flyknit with a secondary lock-down overlay for the 3.0, were designed to enhance the natural, second skin aspect of the shoes. There’s a nod to the in-depth science behind the original shoes in overall aesthetic too, with some of the design lines come from the natural shape of the foot, for example). The smaller Swoosh symbolizes the shoe’s lower-mileage intent.
The 2019 Nike Free Collection will be available beginning March 19.
March 14, 2019 - In celebration of Air Max Day, two of Tinker Hatfield’s most iconic silhouettes merge in the Air Max 1-inspired Air Jordan III Tinker. It uses the same University Red and white color scheme as the OG AM1, and comes with interchangeable Swooshes and Nike Air branding.
The Air Jordan III Tinker "Air Max I" releases globally on March 30.
March 13, 2019 - First revealed in 2000, Shox technology remains one of the boldest design vocabularies in all of footwear. Its mechanical cushioning — an idea first born in 1984 — offers a durable bounce for impact protection. The aesthetic, however, is pure provocation.
The Shox Total, which debuted in 2003, is a futuristic take on the mechanical design.
The shoe releases March 21.
March 12, 2019 - The women's-exclusive Jordan Air Latitude 720 continues the Jordan Brand Flight Utility silhouettes. It features a textile upper with bootie construction, straps inspired by the Air Jordan VIII and an Air-Sole containing more than 70 percent recycled manufacturing waste.
The Jordan Air Latitude 720 launches globally beginning July 6.
March 11, 2019 - This summer, the iconic wings of Nike, the Goddess of victory, will appear on football pitches around the world on Nike’s Victory Pack.
Each boot in the pack — the Mercurial, PhantomVSN, PhantomVNM and Tiempo — features a hand-sketched wing pattern of sharp geometric angles, metaphorically intended for multi-faceted players. The Armory Blue hue of the boots is inspired by the prismatic light that passes through the glass and iron pyramid of the Louvre Museum in Paris (home of the iconic Nike sculpture). The Hyper Crimson accents bring a joyful edge around the Swoosh outline, which creates a copper fleck that flashes when the boot moves through the light.
A small tab on the tongue of each boot features the classic Nike Futura logo and the words “THE GODDESS OF VICTORY.” The sole plates present a subtle iridescent effect, reminiscent of statues as they age.
The boots will debut on pitch during the final game of the women’s European championship and will be worn across France this summer during the premier women’s global football tournament.
The Victory Pack will be available May 9 on nike.com.
March 11, 2019 - This summer’s footwear demonstrates beautiful, new ways to approach color, construction and material innovation.
1. Inspired by alternative ways to make color, the Nike Plant Color Collection, featuring the Air Max 95 and the Blazer Low, uses plant-based dye.
2. The Nike Flyleather Earth Day Pack combines one of Nike's most sustainable materials with artist Steven Harrington's unique aesthetic to inspire the wearer with a love for the planet.
3. The Nike VaporMax 2 Random uses excess Flyknit yarn (that would have otherwise gone to a landfill) to create a one-of-a-kind shoe.
The shoes release throughout summer 2019.
March 11, 2019 - Nike Women’s summer footwear offering covers a variety of platforms — from classics like the Air Force 1 to the future-forward Air Max 720. Sharp focus on sustainable manufacturing and unisex sizing results in meeting a range of preferences.
Georgina James, Senior Creative Director for Nike Women’s Footwear, shares her thoughts on five highlights from the collection:
- The Nike ZoomX Vista Grind builds off bold and exaggerated features around the midsole.
- The Nike Air Max FF720 takes one of our key innovation platforms, the 720 Air Max bag, and gives it women’s-specific stance with a new upper design, midsole and outsole.
- The Nike VaporMax 2 Random is our big sustainability stand. The VaporMax is a shoe that our female consumer resonates with, so the fact that the Air-Sole is 75 percent recycled is a double-win.
- The Nike Air Max Box takes our Air Max 270 platform and creates a shoe that gives the wearer comfort and stability for boxing workouts.
- The Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit 2 LXX Swarovski is a show-stopper. The fact that we’ve had people inquire about wearing it during awards shows is an example of how this shoe is moving sneaker culture forward.
For the entire lineup of footwear, download the hi-res images here.
The shoes will be available through summer 2019.
March 11, 2019 - Jun Takahashi's second Converse x Undercover collection draws influence from the opposing style tribes seen in '70s cult film.
It features two iterations of the Chuck 70, both constructed with a boot zipper embedded between a laced zipper guard that offers an alternate lace-up structure with metal ring accents. The iconic Chuck ankle patch is swapped out for an embroidered “NW” patch, an abbreviation for “New Warriors,” a term also printed on the silhouette’s tonal toecap. All elements are designed to form a tension between high-concept elegance and rough-and-tumble rebellion.
The Converse x Undercover collection will be available March 16 on converse.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.