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Three New NSW Footwear Packs Celebrate the Evolution of the Swoosh

July 30, 2019 - The Nike Swoosh was drafted in 1971 by graphic design student Carolyn Davidson. Since then, it has transcended sport and become one of the world’s most recognizable logos. It was also subject to numerous articulations in the 1970s, ranging from the single Swoosh to the famous Futura logo lockup. Some of this diverse graphic design legacy is celebrated in a trio of new footwear packs, collected under “The Evolution of the Swoosh,” releasing from Foot Locker, Inc. (Foot Locker, Champs Sports, Eastbay, Footaction). Each carries a different articulation of the Swoosh across Air Max, Air Force 1 and React Element 55 silhouettes.  

Script Swoosh Pack
Available for men and kids, the Script Swoosh Pack overlays Davidson’s hand-drawn Swoosh on the Air Force 1, Air Max 97, Air Max Plus and React Element 55. It releases August 10.

Sunburst Pack 
The Sunburst logo was developed in 1972 while considering how to translate the asymmetry of a single Swoosh to apparel. The circular nature of the design allowed for club names to be arched over it — a regular conceit in collegiate and sportswear graphics of the era. The Sunburst Pack places this logo on the Air Force 1, Air Max 97, Air Max Plus and React Element 55. It releases August 28 in men’s sizes. 

Swoosh Chain Pack
Another apparel-born application of the Swoosh is an interlinking articulation intended to embellish tracksuits and other garments that employ taping. The origins in team gear inspire the Swoosh Chain Pack, created exclusively for kids, through '70s color schemes across the Air Force 1, Air Max 97 and Air Max Plus. The shoes release August 17.

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Pawsitively Fierce: OBJ's Week 14 Cleats for a Cause

December 08, 2019 - Week 14 of the 2019 pro football season brings another edition to Odell Beckham Jr.'s pregame warmup cleats: a playful take on the wide receiver's support of an animal rescue shelter in Cleveland. 

OBJ's cleats take the field December 8 ahead of the Cleveland Browns' away game against the Cincinnati Bengals, and will also be worn in game. 

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Nike SB x Oski Drop Orange Label Collection

December 04, 2019 - Nike SB has teamed up with Oskar Rozenberg-Hallberg, better known as Oski, to introduce the skater’s first Orange Label Collection. Weaving a Swoosh shark design throughout the shoes and apparel, Oski intentionally employs the king of the ocean as a representation of mastering any skill. 

“I’ve always been intimidated of sharks,” says Oski. “They look so brutal and they move so skillfully through the water. They are the kings of their environment in my eyes. One of my favorite animals and just really iconic looking. I feel like if you can do anything as effortless as a [shark] can swim, you’re doing it right.”

The Nike SB Oski Orange Label Blazer and apparel, including a jacket, hoodie, top and T-shirt, launch December 14 and the Nike SB Oski Orange Label Dunk launches December 21. The collection is available globally at local skate shops. 

December 03, 2019 - Originally released exclusively in Japan in 2002, the Nike Dunk Low Pro B Viotech made waves beyond its initial locale. In fact, the vibrant color scheme, rich materials and instant recognition made the shoe one of the premier Dunk colorways of its era — a defining icon of the burgeoning streetwear scene and a must-have for the sneaker cognoscenti. A reissue in 2013 (with minor color and badging updates) reaffirmed the Viotech legend. 

For 2019, the Nike Dunk Low Viotech follows the same color specs as its antecedents and employs the original woven tag on the tongue. The heel features “NIKE” in black stitching, faithful to the 2002 version. 

The Nike Dunk Low Viotech releases December 10 on Nike SNKRS and SNEAKERS, and at NikeLab locations and select retailers.

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Commemorative Boots for Megan Rapinoe

December 02, 2019 - In recognition of Megan Rapinoe’s most recent accolade, and in a year of massive achievements, Nike presents commemorative boots made specially for her.

The pink and gold colorway draws inspiration from Rapinoe’s signature hair color and the trophies she has won. Her first and last name appear prominently on the lateral sides of the boot, with “Just Do It’ on the medial side. The heel counter and sockliner carry the four stars Rapinoe and her American teammates proudly sport on their national team jerseys.

One-of-a-kind boots for a one-of-a-kind player, this special edition will not be sold at retail. 

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A Campsite Classic Gets an All-Day Comfort Update

December 02, 2019 - Initially released in 1994, the Nike ACG Moc was designed for campsite R&R; the simple upper and soft sole unit offered just enough coverage and gave feet space to breathe after a tough hike or long trail run.

The redesigned ACG Moc 3.0 packages these characteristics in a new Footscape-inspired chassis with Nike Solarsoft cushioning and an asymmetrical easy-on, easy-off upper. This means the Moc still serves campsite recovery, and now also assists in making casual days in the city more comfortable.

The Nike ACG Moc 3.0 launches December 9 with the Union-exclusive Cheetah print colorway at Union LA and Union Japan. New colorways release globally January 1 on nike.com and select retailers.

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Go for Glow-in-the-Dark on the KYRIE 6

November 29, 2019 - The KYRIE 6 is available on Nike By You with a new customization option: a glow-in-the-dark outsole with a black upper, both of which are available in limited quantities. The color palette offers pebbled or rippled leather in black, sail, court purple and more (The combinations are up to you).  

The KYRIE 6 is available now on Nike By You.

November 27, 2019 - The Enlightenment colorway of the KYRIE 6 toys with the idea of perspective; the heel eye graphic is more visible at certain angles, while the complementary colors of green, red, yellow, and blue are inspired by camera light filters, changing the appearance of images and films to alter perception.

The colorway releases globally December 7 on nike.com and at select retailers. 

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A Career Immortalized: Barry Sanders’ On-Field Contributions Honored on Latest Nike Air Zoom Turf Jet 97

November 27, 2019 - Barry Sanders stepped away from the National Football League after the 1998 season, but the sentiment that he’s one of the greatest to play the game rings as true now as it did more than two decades ago. 

To commemorate 20 years since the Hall of Famer and former Detroit Lions running back hung up his trainers, the company is immortalizing Sanders’ playing career on the shoe he knows best: the Nike Air Zoom Turf Jet 97.  

Sanders wore the shoe during his professional career and it helped him solidify a reputation as one of the best running backs of all-time.

With only 2,053 units made — the same number as the most yards Sanders rushed in a single season (1997) — the limited-edition Air Zoom Turf Jet 97 employs the Detroit Lions' team colors, team name and Sanders’ retired number 20 on the midfoot strap. 

“I played high school football for four years, college football for three years and professional football for 10 years, yet I have been a Nike spokesperson for 30," says Sanders. "It is such a huge honor that they are bringing back this shoe in my honor, and I can’t thank Nike enough on behalf of my fans everywhere.”

Ahead of the Detroit Lions’ Thanksgiving home game against the Chicago Bears, Sanders will serve as the Lions’ honorary game-day captain — taking the field once more in a pair of shoes that immortalize his success on it.

Barry Sanders’ Nike Air Zoom Turf Jet 97 first drops at the Lions Team Shop on November 27 (250 pairs) and then on nike.com on November 28 at 9:30 a.m. PT, in alignment with the team's Thanksgiving game kickoff.

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OBJ's Week 12 Pregame Cleat Has Some Serious Miami Vibes

November 24, 2019 - Odell Beckham Jr. will lace up in Week 12 pregame cleats influenced by the LeBron 8 South Beach straight from the 2010 vault. Inspired by the wide receiver’s favorite Nike shoes, this week’s iteration of the Nike Vapor Untouchable Pro 3 OBJ Uptempo Cleat employs Miami vibes with a teal, pink and black colorway.

The pregame cleat hits the field November 24 ahead of the Cleveland Browns’ away game against the Miami Dolphins.