August 29, 2018 - A purposeful mix of Nike heritage, style, and cheeky swagger, the Air Force 1 Jester brings a bold new aesthetic to an iconic silhouette. The shoe — a sneaker made by her, for her — was born from a special project called “The 1 Reimagined,” where 14 female Nike designers collaborated for two weeks to create 10 sneakers for women based on the original Air Jordan 1 and Air Force 1 models. With its misplaced Swoosh logos, double-stacked sole, and premium-leather upper, the AF1 Jester has a fresh, tongue-in-cheek vibe befitting its classic forefather.
The AF1 Jester is available August 31 in two new, exclusive colorways, Orange Peel and Olive Canvas, at Bread&&Butter 2018 in Berlin and zalando.com.
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.
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.
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.
January 24, 2019 - This Nike PG3 was debuted by Paul George on January 12, when he wore it during a home game against the San Antonio Spurs. It will release February 1 on nike.com and at select retailers.
January 17, 2019 - The Nike ISPA Air Max 270 follows the same design ethos as its streamlined predecessor, the React ISPA LW WR MID, but with an eye to providing a higher degree of protection. To this end, the cage surrounding the upper serves two purposes: It provides a basic shield and forms a unique closure system that allows for an adjustable fit (similar to the Nike Komyuter). The 270 unit is paired with a rugged traction pattern that simultaneously advances the aesthetic and adds additional security underfoot.
One more thing: The black version features the first ever use of a matte-finish 270 unit.
The Nike ISPA Air Max 270 hits retailers, including the SNKRS and SNEAKRS apps, beginning January 24.
January 15, 2019 - Heron Preston was intentional about his debut Nike collaboration: Rather than starting with the obvious canvas (a shoe), he chose to work with sunglasses (the Tailwind). The move allowed him to share a passion for the breadth of Nike innovation. Fittingly, when it came to working on his first sneaker he bypassed an expected silhouette in a bold attempt to immediately stand up for the latest thing: the recently released Huarache E.D.G.E.
"I'm all about telling stories," says Preston. "Having worked at Nike and understanding the full breadth of product categories the brand has to offer, I wanted to be the person to take on the challenge of identifying and celebrating new stuff."
The Huarache E.D.G.E. takes cues from a shoe familiar to Preston, the 1991 Huarache Run, but re-imagines the latter's bootie fit with a FOAM FIT system that sits the foot directly on the foam rather than a sockliner. Preston adds his own unique branding cues (including signature icons on the heel and toe box), granting aesthetic intrigue to the contemporary comfort play.
Nike x Heron Preston Huarache E.D.G.E., which was first seen in Paris during Preston's show, releases February 1 exclusively in the United States.
January 09, 2019 - The Nike Kobe 1 Protro "81 Pt Game," appearing on court from DeMar DeRozan during his January 9 game against Memphis, is the same colorway worn by Kobe Bryant when he scored 81 points on January 22, 2006.
The Nike Kobe 1 Protro "81 Pt Game" releases January 22 on SNKRS North America, nike.com and at select retailers globally.
January 08, 2019 - Converse and Don C's second head-to-toe capsule featuring '80s basketball silhouette the ERX 260 includes five executions of the shoe based on two ideas: animal and metal.
The Animal pack uses two classic leather colorways (black and white) as its base and accents each of the shoes with an animal print — a signature execution of Don C’s. Each sneaker comes with two lace sets that mirror the print on the heel overlays. In addition, the patterns and textures are extended through an accompanying four-piece apparel and accessories set.
The Metal pack offers three additional distinct ERX 260s in color palettes reminiscent of the convergence of '80s punk rock and pop genres. Each is embellished by an assortment of multi-size studs and is adorned with an oversize “CONS” logo print on the tongue, lighting bolt graphics and multiple lace options. Again, the shoes are complemented by a four-piece apparel and accessory set, this time set with glam metal era tones.
Each shoe is constructed with a renewed EVA midsole, while the upper and rubber cupsole mirror the original build.
The collection will be available January 12 on converse.com, Foot Locker and select retailers.