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2019 Nike Free RN 5.0 and Nike Free RN Flyknit 3.0 Running Shoes

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. 

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.

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How to Get the LeBron James x John Elliott Icon QS

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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Nike and Jordan Brand Golf "Safari Bred" Pack

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.

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Custom Denim Fabrics and Unique Washes For These Air Forces

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.

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Converse and Tyler, The Creator Buck Seasonal Norms

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.

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Nike SB Zoom Janoski Slip RM "Matriz"

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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Nike SB Zoom Janoski RM “Violent Femmes”

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.

May 03, 2019 - An OG colorway from 2009, the Nike Zoom Kobe IV Protro "White/Black Del Sol" releases May 24 on SNKRS in North America.

May 03, 2019 - This exclusive colorway of the Nike P-6000 captures the local energy of Copenhagen's female-focused sneaker boutique Naked. Inspiration from the Danish city's underground techno scene is expressed via distinct volt-yellow overlays. The silhouette also delivers on Copenhagen's stylish retro tech vibes by incorporating elements of the Nike Air Pegasus 2006.

On top, the shoe comes in reflective synthetic leather and a two-tone mesh upper, complete with that on-trend volt pop. On the bottom, a waffle outsole brings vintage flavor to the model.

The shoe will re-release May 7 via the SNEAKRS apps in Europe.

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