November 03, 2017 / nike sportswear
Created as part of Nike's 2017 N7 collection that celebrates Native American Heritage Month, the Nike Air Footscape N7 weaves in a red graphic on the upper. “The bald eagle is significant both in my family and in Indian Country,” explains Nike N7 athlete Jude Schimmel. “For me, it represents wisdom, family importance and strength. Each of these things has helped me become mentally strong on and off the court.”
The Nike logo on the tongue and Nike N7 logo on the heel are both gold, a color that's associated with success, high quality, achievement and positivity in Native American culture.
The Nike Air Footscape N7 is available November 7 on nike.com and at select retailers.
May 22, 2018 / nike training
The Nike Free x Metcon combines the flexibility and comfort of Nike Free with the durability and stability of Nike Metcon – a combination Cristiano Ronaldo wanted in a Nike Training shoe.
The Nike Free CR7 x Metcon speaks to Ronaldo's incredible focus, never-ending attention to detail and complete dedication to training to be his best.
Ronaldo chose white as the primary color because it provides a light, fresh feel and embodies the energy and spirit he needs for his training, he says. His favorite color, ice-blue, shows up in detailing on the TPU cage and handstand heel clip. The new logo on the cage was inspired by an ancient Portuguese navigational tool that pays tribute to Ronaldo's national heritage. His signature appears on the sock liner and CR7 branding is embossed in the premium leather at the heel and tongue.
The shoe will be available May 26 on nike.com and at select retailers.
May 21, 2018 / nike tennis
Nike celebrates Serena Williams' return to Paris' clay with this special-edition Nike Blazer. The shoe features Serena’s SW logo on the laces and tongue tab, as well as a leather upper with textured accents.
Limited quantities of the Nike Blazer Mid SW will be available beginning May 24 in Europe at a special pop-up store in Paris and select retailers as well as in North America via SNKRS.
May 16, 2018 / nike sportswear
The Nike Air Max Plus hit shelves in 1998 and launched into global popularity with its daring design and innovative manufacturing background. The Nike Mercurial also released in 1998 and quickly set the standard in elite football equipment. Both shoes attracted a cult-like following in Western European circles, including athletes who looked to blur the lines of style between the pitch and the streets.
“The first time I saw the TN, it was worn by my big brother and his friends in my neighborhood,” says star French international footballer Ousmane Dembélé. “For the Mercurial, it was on TV in a Nike ad. Like many, me and my friends called the TN, ‘La Requin.’”
After 20 years, and in celebration of this summer’s competition, the streetwear classic officially takes a cue from performance footwear with the new Mercurial TN.
The lead colorway is in white, mirroring one of the Mercurial colorways that footballers will wear on the pitch in Russia next month. Iridescent shanks with a color-shifting effect appear across each colorway, mimicking the sole plate of the Mercurial.
More stylistic elements round out the fusion of the two designs. Emulating the sleek nature of the football boot, the Mercurial TN removes the “fingers” associated with the traditional TN for a clean, minimalist look. The upper is coated with a TPU translucent skin. The iconic logos are oversized, composed of fused skin, that appear prominently on the heel.
The black and orange colorways of the Nike Mercurial TN will be available on May 17 on nike.com and at Footlocker UK and EU. The white colorway is available on May 31.
May 04, 2018 / jordan brand
While Michael Jordan was creating special moments in the Air Jordan XI on the court, his fans were wearing it off the hardwood to celebrate occasions. With the original design inspiration and use of patent leather, the silhouette’s cultural adoption as an acceptable substitute for a formal shoe wasn’t a surprise. Like many Air Jordans, the XI has added chapters to its history authored by the community’s style and passion for the brand.
The new Cap and Gown colorway recognizes the Air Jordan XI’s unique place at graduation ceremonies and complements them with upgraded materials including a suede upper, metal Jumpman logo and laces inspired by graduation cords.
The Air Jordan XI Cap and Gown releases globally May 26 on jordan.com and at select retailers.
May 03, 2018 / nike running
Beginning May 3, the Nike Epic React Flyknit will be fully customizable via NIKEiD. There’s more: Five run clubs (selected because they each represent what it means to push the boundaries of running and creativity) from around the world also created unique iD builders for React. That means additional one-of-a-kind design features from each crew, including sock liners, heel loops, heel cups and color palettes, are available.
To show the possibilities, each crew designed a shoe that features details that represent their city and what gets them going.
Tokyo’s Athletics Far East run crew’s design palette honors the Tokyo subway map. Koreatown Run Club in Los Angeles created a palette primarily inspired by the Korean flag. Seoul’s Private Road Running Club’s design features the Corinthian helmet logo and gold accents to symbolize the crew’s marathon achievements and victories to come. One Crew from Shanghai used nature-inspired tones that nod to clouds, dawn and the medals they strive for, along with the Chinese symbol for “fly.” Amsterdam streetwear label Patta and London’s Track Mafia partnered up on a triple black version meant to channel the fearless nature of city culture.
The Nike iD essentials builder will go live May 3, while the Crew builders launch May 10 on nike.com.
April 23, 2018 / converse
With a monochromatic upper and contrast stitching, the “Mono” introduces an unexpected approach considering the vibrancy of the initial GOLF le FLEUR* drops.
The GOLF Le FLEUR* Mono collection comes in five premium suede hues: Black, White, Greener Pastures, Limoges and Rhubarb. It coincides with a complete apparel capsule of Converse Essentials Tees and French Terry Crew Sweatshirts available in Light Grey Heather, White, Green and Limoges. Both apparel pieces feature the GOLF Le FLEUR* logo (which is embroidered on the Converse Essentials Sweatshirts).
The GOLF le FLEUR* Mono collection is available April 26 in unisex sizing exclusively from converse.com and golfwang.com
April 18, 2018 / converse
Introduced in 2013, the Chuck 70 is built off the original 1970’s design for the Chuck Taylor All Star with nuance and attention to detail.
For summer, the Converse Chuck 70 Canvas Brights bring punchy 90s color schemes and a three-color pinstripe varnished midsole to the silhouette.
The Converse Chuck 70 Canvas Brights pack is available on converse.com and at select retailers.
April 16, 2018 / nike football (soccer)
Brasilian superstar Ronaldinho played for some of the world’s biggest clubs, securing silver for each, and delivered glory to his home nation over the course of his 20-year career. He’s remembered for his thrilling runs and mind-bending free kicks, as well as his famous celebratory shaka.
The second drop of the Nike 10R City Collection, featuring the LegendX, highlights Ronaldinho’s exploits during the Barcelona and Milan chapters of his career.
In Barcelona, Ronaldinho famously won over even his biggest detractors (rival fans) with dazzling play that helped his claimed titles and garnered individual recognition as 2004’s world player of the year. While in Milan, he continued a tradition of triumph with a title in 2011.
The Barcelona shoe is white with gold Swoosh; the Milan version red with black.
Both shoes are available April 16 on nike.com
April 13, 2018 / nike running
The Zoom Fly SP City-Inspired Pack celebrates top marathons and the culture of the respective host cities.
The red-tinged Zoom Fly SP Tokyo was inspired by the city's bright lights (plus has a super cool mini swoosh). The Zoom Fly SP Boston nods to speed with a Volt accent, meanwhile the Zoom Fly SP London honors the city's heritage in two colorways — white/rage green/summit white and white/sunset pulse/summit white. Finally, the Zoom Fly SP Breaking2 marks the anniversary of last year's Breaking2 attempt. Each shoe features a red stripe along the midsole as a hat-tip to the placement of the original shoe's game-changing full-length carbon-infused nylon plate.
The Zoom Fly SP Tokyo is available now, the Zoom Fly SP Boston will be available April 16, the Zoom Fly SP London will be available April 22 and the Zoom Fly SP Breaking2 will be available May 6 on nike.com and at select Nike retailers.
April 06, 2018 / nike women's
Today, the second go-around of The 1 Reimagined collection releases in Light Blue, Luminous Green, Geode Teal, Cinder Orange and Violet Mist flooded colorways.
Chiyo Takahashi, Nike Senior Color Design Director and one of 14 women who worked on the collection, explains how and why designers landed on these five colors.
When it came to designing the color collection, our initial ideas were to create different color palettes for each archetype. But halfway through our process, we shifted our aim to bring the collection together with a simple but bold palette.
We were interested in colors that created moods on their own and had an exciting synergy when together. Limiting to five bold colors instead of 10 made the collection more symbiotic. They became the glue for the relationship that binds the collection.
We landed on Light Blue, which is calm and soothing; Luminous Green, which is optimistic and progressive; Geode Teal, which is grounded and bold; Cinder Orange, which is warm and spicy; and Violet Mist, which is light and ethereal.
Each of these colors is quite expressive and unique on their own, but we really loved how fresh and playful the shoes became when all the colors came together. In a way, this symbolized what this collection was about: individual designers coming together to contribute, but it’s the power of the collective that really makes it special.
The new colorways of the 1 Reimagined collection are available today on Nike Unlaced and the SNKRS app.
March 30, 2018 / nike running
New Nike Epic React Flyknit colorways, including Pink Matcha (pink and green versions for women and men), an off-white Alloy (for women) and Horizon (glowing red for women and a dark gray for men) release this spring on nike.com and at select retailers.
March 30, 2018 / converse
Introduced in 2013, the Chuck 70 is built off the original 1970’s design for the Chuck Taylor All Star with a deliberate nuance and attention to detail. Since its debut, the Chuck 70 has become a choice silhouette for designer collaborations — featuring in projects with the likes of Rei Kawakubo, Missoni, Jonathan Anderson and Virgil Abloh.
This spring, the shoe is celebrated in its full sporting glory with the Converse Chuck 70 Heritage Court collection. Winged tongue stitching, 35mm rubber taping, 12oz canvas and a distinct “Chuck Taylor All Star” license plate deliver vintage vibes, which are augmented by a refreshed color palette and tricolor blocking on the mid-sole pinstripe.
The Converse Chuck 70 Heritage Court collection is available on converse.com and at select retailers.
March 27, 2018 / nike tennis
In bright color schemes inspired by the vibrant style of 90’s tennis, the NikeCourt Fresh pack includes the Air Zoom Vapor X (shown first), the Air Zoom Cage 3 (shown second) and Air Zoom Ultra React (shown third).
NikeCourt athletes, including Simona Halep who's currently ranked world number one, will wear these throughout the European clay season until competition in Paris at the end of May.
“On clay, it’s important that the sole of the shoe lets you slide but isn’t slippery,” says Simona, who wears the NikeCourt Vapor X. All three shoes feature a modified herringbone pattern on the outsole that provides excellent traction on clay surfaces, while Air Zoom units offer cushioning for longer rallies typically seen on those courts. And for fun, black speckles on the upper represent clay splatter.
The NikeCourt Air Zoom Ultra React, Air Zoom Cage 3 and Air Zoom Vapor X will be available in women's colorways (shown) and men's colorways April 3 on nike.com and at select retailers.
March 23, 2018 / air max
The Air Max 1/97 Sean Wotherspoon will be available in toddler sizes in North America on March 31 and in Europe on April 7.
March 21, 2018 / nike basketball
Debuted tonight on DeMar DeRozan, the KOBE AD NXT 360 features a next generation Nike Flyknit upper that wraps the foot with 360-degree construction for a secure, second-skin fit. The shoe is equipped with a dual-density drop-in foam midsole made of Nike React technology and Lunarlon to maximize cushioning and response.
March 12, 2018 / nike training
For the first time, Nike Free’s flexibility and Nike Metcon’s durability collide in a new men’s training shoe, the Nike Free x Metcon.
The TPU-faced open mesh through the vamp is similar to chain mesh, so it’s light and breathable but also durable. The toe clip offers protection on the medial side during burpees, while the heel clip helps minimize drag during wall exercises such as handstand pushups. The triangle mid-foot rubber wrap and provides stability.
Laser-siped flex grooves in the forefoot maximize natural motion and forefoot flexibility for running and jumping, while minimal siping in the heel creates a stable platform for lifting.
The black core that pops out through the tri-stars at the bottom is a softer-density foam that provides cushion underfoot, while the outer shell is a firmer-density foam that doesn't compromise stability during lateral moves. Small laser dots on the outsole provide grip.
The Nike Free x Metcon training shoe will be available in men’s sizes on April 1 globally.
March 09, 2018 / jordan brand
In celebration of the 35th anniversary of Michael Jordan’s NCAA title, and in recognition of the University of North Carolina’s 2017 championship, Tinker Hatfield and Dan Sunwoo have created a limited, friends and family edition of the Converse Pro Leather.
The shoe, which was worn by Jordan in the ’82 tournament, features a Jumpman rather than the customary Star Chevron. “MJ was wearing the Converse Pro Leather in the 1982 Championship. He is often quoted as saying he felt he became Michael Jordan in that moment,” explains Hatfield. “To signify the birth of MJ, I had the Converse logo fade out and the Jumpman appear.”
The left heel pays homage to the Tar Heels’ 1982 uniform short, while the right references the 2017 championship team’s version of the now traditional UNC argyle pattern.
The Converse Birth of Michael Jordan Pro Leather will be presented to the current UNC team, as well as friends and family of the program and Jordan Brand.
February 28, 2018 / jordan brand
Created by Tinker Hatfield and Dan Sunwoo as a special project in Nike’s Innovation Kitchen, the Air Jordan III Seoul commemorates the 30-year anniversary of the city’s hosting of summer games and the moment Michael Jordan won the 1988 Slam Dunk Contest.
“I grew up a sneakerhead in Seoul and I wanted to create a shoe that pays homage to the creative energy of the city. Now is the perfect time, building on the momentum of the winter games and the love Korean consumers have for Jordan Brand,” says Sunwoo.
The Taegukgi (Korean flag) inspires the shoe’s overall color scheme, with the “taeguk” symbol expressed through the lining and collar’s blue and red and the white upper representing peace and purity (as it does on the flag). 서울 (Seoul) is featured on the left inner tongue, while the 1988 summer games motto 화합과 전진 (Harmony and Progress) is featured on the right inner tongue. The heel reads “Nike Air” in a clear nod to the original Air Jordan III.
The AJIII Seoul will go on sale March 10 on nike.com.kr and at the Jordan Hongdae store.