May 21, 2019 - When the Nike Shox R4 debuted in 2000, its sci-fi aesthetic and aggressive stance created an instant visceral response. "They were like a shoe of the future," recalls Brasilian football star Neymar JR. For him, the Shox R4 became an instant object of desire.
Fittingly, the silhouette is the conduit for a duo of themed colorways baring the forward's name. The first follows on the metallic detailing and reflective elements of the launch colorway. By mirroring the hues of a watermelon, the second connects directly to the buzzing markets around São Paulo that were a constant in Neymar JR's childhood. “The crazy color combination,” he says of the shoe. “I like it!"
The Nike Shox R4 Neymar JR release May 30 on nike.com and at select retailers.
May 19, 2019 - The "Wolf Grey" colorway of the Nike Adapt BB was debuted by Las Vegas Aces forward A'ja Wilson on May 19 before a preseason game against the Minnesota Lynx.
The Nike Adapt BB "Wolf Grey" releases May 29 on SNKRS North America.
May 18, 2019 - Drawing from one of Nike's boldest tennis silhouettes, the LEBRON 16 “Hot Lava” features a splatter pattern on the heel, perforated leather on the upper and a classic tongue label.
Two colorways release May 24 on SNKRS North America and at select retailers.
May 16, 2019 - The LeBron James x John Elliott Icon QS returns in a black colorway and extends the collaborative partnership between James, Elliott and Nike from the 2018 collection. Featuring the midsole tooling of the LEBRON 8, the colorway introduces black detailing contrasted against translucent panels on the upper.
The black colorway will be available for pre-sale on May 22 at the John Elliott Los Angeles store (8808 Melrose Avenue) with a wider release on May 25 on SNKRS North America, the John Elliott store, johnelliott.com, Kith Soho and kith.com.
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May 13, 2019 - Featuring the Air Jordan XI Low Golf, the Nike Air Max 1 G, the Nike React Vapor 2, the Nike Roshe G, the Nike Tour Premiere and the Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour, the summer 2019 Nike and Jordan Brand Golf footwear pack has two lead sources of inspiration: Nike's iconic Safari print and Jordan Brand's most famous color scheme.
The Nike Golf "Safari Bred" pack releases May 13 on nike.com. The Air Jordan XI Low Golf releases May 17 on nike.com.
May 10, 2019 - Nike and New York-based pioneering denim house 3x1 share many commonalities. Most obviously, the two have neighboring outposts on Soho's Mercer street. Beyond, 3x1 founder Scott Morrison has been a friend of the Nike brand for almost two decades, a camaraderie based on a shared belief in innovation, personalization and transparency.
In partnership, the two have dedicated attention to two iconic products: the Nike Air Force 1 and the 5-pocket jean. This is realized as a trio of Air Force Ones dressed in different denims — black, stonewash blue or raw indigo.
3x1 has championed selvedge denim since its opening eight years ago, and for the Nike x 3x1 AF1, the company created two fabrics with Japan's renowned Kuroki mill. Both carry a special Bowerman Orange selvedge ID, differentiating this denim from any other and celebrating Nike's co-founder, Bill Bowerman. Unique washes for the fabrics were developed in Los Angeles and from three distinct looks: a light vintage-inspired stonewash with marbling, a medium vintage stonewash with marbling and a washed black. The raw indigo AF1 uses the back-side of the fabric (the lighter weft side) for contrast.
In addition, the left shoe of each colorway exposes the Bowerman Orange via an articulation of 3x1's customary back pocket "selvedge reveal."
The 3x1 collection AF1 is available May 24 on the SNKRS and SNEAKRS apps, from select global Nike retailers and at 3x1, 15 Mercer St, and 3x1denim.com.
May 08, 2019 - With the Converse x GOLF le FLEUR* Quilted Velvet Collection, Tyler, The Creator redefines summer sneakers in his own, idiosyncratic vision. The capsule includes the One Star and the Chuck 70, each crafted in three colorways of quilted velvet (red, brown or purple), adorned with a monotone Tyler flower motif and embroidered with GOLF le FLEUR* branding.
The shoes launch May 17 on converse.com and at Golf Wang stores.
May 08, 2019 - Joining a lineup of new styles that commemorate ten years of the Nike SB Zoom Janoski, this remastered slip arrives in a collaborative colorway with Brazilian skate shop Matriz. A camo print runs beneath the Swoosh and across the heel counter, while the Matriz dog logo rests on the midsole (Both the dog and the Matriz name are inspired by the Porto Alegre plaza where SB team rider Luan Oliveira skated as kids).
The Nike SB Zoom Janoski Slip RM "Matriz" releases in unisex sizing May 11 at Matriz shops and May 18 on nike.com.
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May 03, 2019 - Milwaukee folk punk band Violent Femmes has revived its fervent fandom since the group reunited in 2013. Among those fans is skateboarder Stefan Janoski, who’s releasing a special-edition shoe.
“Violent” and “Femmes” are separately chain-stitched on the lateral side of each shoe and the words from their hit 1994 song “I’m Nothing” — which Janoski sings with the band on a version that will re-release with the forthcoming album — are printed in Janoski’s handwriting on the tongue.
The Nike SB Zoom Janoski “Violent Femmes” releases in fall 2019.