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Nike Mercurial TN

May 16, 2018 - 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.

 

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Nike ISPA Air Max 270

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. 

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Nike x Heron Preston Huarache E.D.G.E.

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. 

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More Kids Sizes for "The Ten" Re-Issue

January 10, 2019 - The Ten: Nike Air Max 90 follows the theme of REVEALING, a deconstructed, DIY expression that shares the craft beneath the celebrated Tinker Hatfield running design. It is available in Little Kids sizes (10.5C-3Y) and Baby and Toddler sizes (0C-10C) February 7.

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This Nike Kobe 1 Protro Honors the Black Mamba's 81-Point Game

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.

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Converse x Don C ERX Animal vs. Metal

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.

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Nick Kyrgios is Kyrie-ing His Shoes for Melbourne

January 07, 2019 - Both born in Australia, point guard Kyrie Irving and tennis pro Nick Kyrgios share a love for their heritage and a high esteem for the other athlete. That premise inspired a collaborative project for this January, when Kyrgios will wear a KYRIE 5-inspired Vapor X in Melbourne. (Irving will wear a KYRIE 5 based on Kyrgios' Vapor on January 7 against the Nets.)

The low-cut tennis version features the KYRIE 5 Flytrap-inspired upper for a lockdown fit and a Vapor X outsole, which includes a heel Zoom Air unit and is reinforced in high-wear areas to sustain Kyrgios through hardcourt play.

The Nike Vapor X 'KYRIE 5' releases January 14.

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Nike Epic React Flyknit 2

December 26, 2018 - The Nike Epic React Flyknit – the silhouette that brought Nike’s responsive, do-everything foam to running – is back with a new look.

The debut colorways, “8-bit” and “Pixel,” draw inspiration from the vibrant tones of the ’90s tech world, and feature a white-to-lime gradient midsole, a hyper pink-to-white outsole and a sapphire heel clip.

The Nike Epic React Flyknit 2 “8-bit,” featuring a gray upper, releases January 17 for members only, while the “Pixel” launches January 31 on nike.com, and at select Nike doors.

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Nike Zoom KD11 "Scrooge" PE

December 25, 2018 - The Nike Zoom KD11 "Scrooge" PE was created for Kevin Durant for his game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Christmas Day.

Other shoes for the holiday game lineup include special colorways of the Nike LEBRON 16, the Concepts x KYRIE 5 Ikhet, and the Nike PG 2.5 x PlayStation.

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Nike Air Max 97 LX

December 17, 2018 - Adorned with Swarovski® Crystals, this edition of the Air Max 97 Gold adds a distinct dazzle to an already shimmering icon. The upper is made with Swarovski's proprietary Crystal Fabric, which refracts light with a bright, shimmering effect as the shoe moves.  

The Nike Air Max 97 LX releases December 26.