March 13, 2020 - The Nike Mercurial Vapor "Future DNA Mercurial" brings classic Nike Football design to one of the brand’s latest on-pitch innovations.
Originally released in 2009, the Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly was the lightest, fastest iteration of the Nike Mercurial at the time, and served as a glimpse into the future of Nike football boots. For the first time on a boot, the original Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly incorporated next-generation Nike Flywire technology in a streamlined upper. The purpose of the filament and fiber technology was to serve as a second skin, and offer a lightweight, stronger, more dynamic fit. It also housed a carbon fiber sole plate that reacted to the need for speed with strategically-configured blades for superior footing and quick cuts in any direction.
Paying tribute to its predecessor’s Max Orange and Metallic Silver colorway — debuting only on the pitch by the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo — the Nike Mercurial Vapor "Future DNA Mercurial" sees modern upgrades on a classically fast boot with the addition of high-tenacity yarns on the upper (an elevated version of the Nike Flywire technology used on the original), which keeps the boot from stretching. The 2020 iteration also has All Conditions Control to prevent the boot from being porous.
The boot is the second release from Nike Football’s Future DNA Pack, in which current performance boots pay homage to a classic Nike Football design.
The Nike Mercurial Vapor "Future DNA Mercurial" is available March 13 on nike.com.
January 29, 2020 - This special-edition Nike PhantomVNM boot commemorates Christine Sinclair’s 185th career international goal — the most scored by any footballer — during her match on January 29, 2020. Flooded in Canadian red, the boot features personal details such as her jersey number, a Canadian flag, a quote from her college coach (“You better earn your right to play”) and two nicknames (“Sinc” and “Wonder”). The left sockliner includes meaningful dates and geographic coordinates from Sinclair’s career, while the right sockliner recognizes important figures in Sinclair’s life. An overhead view reveals an outline inspired by the shape of a maple leaf.
January 22, 2020 - Zion Williamson of the New Orleans Pelicans debuted his first regular-season Air Jordan XXXIV PE January 22 against the San Antonio Spurs. The reflective faux gator material is inspired by Williamson's play in the Bayou State and by his aggressive playing style, punctuated by the sharp teeth at the base of the tongue.
The Air Jordan XXXIV "Bayou Boys" releases in March.
January 21, 2020 - On January 25, 1964, Nike co-founders Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman created Blue Ribbon Sports, which landed its first specialty store location three years later under the direction of Jeff Johnson in Santa Monica, California. Commemorating the anniversary of Blue Ribbon Sports is a limited-edition Nike ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT%, with quirky scribbles printed on the white upper that relate to the storefront's past — its Pico Boulevard address, old shoe boxes, race bibs and more.
The colorway releases January 25 on nike.com and at the below specialty retailers:
- 3107 Pico (Santa Monica, California)
- Heartbreak Hill Running Company (Boston; Chicago)
- Runologie (Raleigh, North Carolina)
- Mill City Running (Minneapolis)
- The Loop Running Supply Co. (Austin, Texas)
- BlackToe Running Inc. (Toronto, Ontario)
- A Runner's Mind (San Francisco)
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January 21, 2020 - In 1992, Nike released its first women’s exclusive Air Max shoe: the Air Verona. Fast forward nearly 30 years, and joining recent women’s-focused Air Max silhouettes, including the Nike Air Max Thea and Nike Air Max Dia, Nike Sportswear pays homage to the women’s running shoe by introducing the Air Max Verona.
The Air Max Verona borrows elements of the Air Max 90’s tooling and gives it a lifted, exaggerated heel for a unique new look. The latest women's silhouette from Nike Sportswear also emphasizes comfort as queen with the Air Max 200 unit, which is on display for all to see with a window 200 percent larger than traditional side visibility Air units.
The Nike Air Max Verona releases globally February 15, with additional colors releasing on March 5.
January 20, 2020 - Repurposed for the golf course, the lifestyle runner features an upper that mimics the look of green turf, employs the revolutionary full-length Nike Air unit and is accented with an embroidered yellow Swoosh.
The Nike Golf Air Max 97 "Grass" releases to Nike Members January 27 on nike.com.
January 15, 2020 - The Air Max 90 City Pack celebrates the silhouette's historic connection to the hardworking professionals who move their respective cities. Each pair in the pack incorporates a recrafted upper and features tongue, lace tip, sockliner and mudguard logo details representative of the following cities and their respective profession:
Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY)
Celebrating the firefighters of New York City, this take on the Air Max 90 incorporates a reflective Swoosh inspired by a key part of their uniform. The custom heel emblem with screwed down hardware and "90" are a focal point and a nod to old firefighter helmets.
Bakers take center stage in this Air Max 90 edit, with an all-over white textile shoe to represent the profession's uniform. The shoe also employs a wheat graphic sockliner with a "Baked Fresh Daily" logo to represent the profession's signage.
London's Postmen and Postwomen
Highlighting the postmen and postwomen of London, this take on the Air Max 90 features a round tongue emblem resembling a stamp with Nike's co-founder Bill Bowerman, while the upper material of the shoe was inspired by the profession's jacket.
Tokyo's Construction Workers
The Air Max 90's Tokyo edition honors construction workers. The special tongue is a nod to street signs around construction sites, while the printed sockliner's image overlooks Japan's cityscape.
Shanghai Delivery Service Workers
Lauding Shanghai's delivery service workers, this city take on the Air Max 90 is inspired by the top two food delivery services in Shanghai, complete with a receipt tongue tab and a five-star mud guard underlay for a five-star review.
The Air Max 90 City Pack releases as a member-exclusive on the Nike App and in select Nike doors in each key city January 30.
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January 13, 2020 - Created and tested in Oregon, the ACG Air Terra Antarktik ensures warmth and weatherproofing during the winter season. Highlighted by a Gore-Tex upper, which keeps the elements out, the shoe incorporates reflective hits along with an easy-entry Velcro closure (inspired by the sleeves on ACG’s technical winter jackets). The shoe also features an aggressive sticky rubber outsole and new lug configuration, providing traction on the most difficult surfaces, along with Air cushioning underfoot.
The ACG Air Terra Antarktik releases January 16.
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January 10, 2020 - A new dimension to the growing Air Max 270 family, the Air Max 270 React Engineered is designed for those who wish to stand out in a crowd. Like its Air Max 270 React predecessor, the shoe employs Nike React technology to aid in a smooth transition from heel to forefoot while the re-engineered upper underscores zonal structure throughout – offering lightweight, breathable lockdown with a modernized style. The cushioning system's latest iteration's TPU welded overlays which harken back to the Tailwind IV and Air Max 120.
The initial men and women’s colorways of the Air Max 270 React Engineered are inspired by light’s ability to attract attention stemming from radiation, refraction and reflection.
The Air Max 270 React Engineered releases globally January 16.