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Luka Modric Nike Mercurial Vapor PE

September 24, 2018 - Nike honors Croatian midfielder Luka Modric with a celebratory boot, the Mercurial Vapor PE "Modric," after his 2018 Best Player distinction.

The boot's full multi-chrome upper shines with an iridescent finish. Characteristic of the Mercurial Vapor, lightweight plates under the forefoot and heel are contoured for comfort and control.

 

April 25, 2019 - The latest version of Nike’s toughest training shoe plays off tactical weight vests, which the fittest of the fit wear to help maximize effort while they run, pull-up, push-up, air squat and more.

Each pair comes with at least five patches inspired by military nostalgia, but with a Nike twist (like a feisty bee from an old fighter jet reaching for a kettlebell or a tornado lifting weights.)

Attachable by VELCRO® brand fastener, the patches can be applied to the shoe’s tongue and back-half of the upper. Athletes can stand out on the rubber floor or the street by adding patches from their gym, vest or favorite athlete to the mix. 

The 4 XD boasts all the brawn of the Metcon 4 plus a new dense pattern of strategically zoned haptic print (inspired by barbell knurling) that helps to further enhance durability across the mid and forefoot.

The Nike Metcon 4 XD Patches will be available in Nike Special Field System Collection colors (tan, army green and triple black for men; dusty pink, lavender, and gray for women) May 3 on nike.com and at select retailers. Each colorway has a slightly different mix of patches, and the patches are not sold separately. 

April 23, 2019 - With an upper inspired by the Nike Internationalist (check the eyestay and heel clip) and Nike React technology underfoot, the Nike React Element 55 carries an understated stance and delivers a smooth ride.

While those traits remain consistent, the shoe’s aesthetic can now be distorted with customization opportunities through Nike By You, which allows for a choice of experimental materials and trims. These are augmented by a bold color palette that takes hazmat and firefighting suits as inspiration on a breathable open leno woven mesh upper.

Additionally, new colorways of the Nike React Element 55 are on the horizon (including color-shifting Black/Black-Laser Fuschsia-White and Black/Black-Tour Yellow-White uppers, as well as a clean, white-based trio with hits of University Red, Game Royal or Pure Platinum) . 

The Nike React Element 55 By You is available beginning May 2.

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Nike Alpha Menace Elite 2 & Nike Force Savage Elite 2

April 22, 2019 - Built for multidirectional threats like Saquon Barkley and Russell Wilson, the Nike Alpha Menace Elite 2 (left) now features a midfoot strap for containment, while TPU yarns in the forefoot protect feet from getting stepped on (a midfoot strap keeps the laces contained). The strobel has been center-seamed down the middle of the cleat to lock the traction plate down on the footbed.

The Nike Force Savage Elite 2, designed for players who challenge the line of scrimmage like Khalil Mack, comes with a redesigned cleat plate for optimal comfort and traction. Instead of laces, three straps work in concert with a burrito tongue to allow for quick tightening adjustments in-between plays.

The Nike Alpha Menace Elite 2 and the Nike Force Savage Elite 2 are available on nike.com.

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April 19, 2019 - The newest Nike React running shoe debuts with a minimal look and dynamic fit made possible by losing the laces. 

How it works: Elastic Flyknit yarns by the tongue and along the collar create a snug fit that moves seamlessly with the foot. Non-elastic yarns, which replace traditional lace hooks, offer structure and stability.

The Nike Phantom React Flyknit is available exclusively for members in Greater China now and will release globally May 2 on nike.com

April 18, 2019 - Both of these women's exclusive colorways of the Air Max 720 release April 18 on nike.com

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Converse x JW Anderson Spring/Summer 2019 Run Star Hike and Chuck 70

April 11, 2019 - Debuted on a London runway last fall and first released in February, the Converse x JW Anderson Run Hike has enjoyed instant interest due to its sleek combination of past and present aesthetics. The mash-up silhouette is now realized in black.

The  Converse x JW Anderson Grid — a staple since the beginning of this partnership —returns with a split application of the archival American Flag print. Introduced in 1991, this graphic appears again on a Chuck 70 canvas. This time it is enhanced by a JWA brand monogram grid base. 

Both shoes release April 18. 

April 10, 2019 - Debuted in 1989 as a direct descendent of the 1982's Air Escape, the Nike Air Wildwood ACG might have been designed as an off-road runner but it quickly gained a reputation as a go-anywhere staple sneaker. Rugged details, punctuated by its sawtooth Waffle sole, and pops of bold color grant discernible personality to the modest silhouette — just enough to command attention, but never demand it. 

Fun fact: Portland, Oregon's, Wildwood trail, the shoe's namesake, stretches 30 miles and is regularly listed among America's best running routes. 

The latest colorways of the ACG Air Wildwood launch April 20.

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London-Inspired Nike Zoom Pegasus 35 Turbo Mo and Nike Vaporfly 4% Flyknit

April 09, 2019 - Two running shoes, including a new colorway of the marathon-dominating Nike Vaporfly 4% Flyknit, celebrate London's upcoming 26.2.

The Nike Zoom Pegasus 35 Turbo Mo, shown second, the beloved British distance runner Mo Farah with a nod to his famous MoBot trademark (on the tongue label) and rich history of victories (via the gold Union Jack flag on the heels).

The Nike Vaporfly 4% Flyknit will release April 9, while the Nike Zoom Pegasus 35 Turbo Mo will be available April 16 on nike.com.

April 05, 2019 - Inspired by LeBron's love for a hit '90s sitcom, the LEBRON 16 "Martin" features a design reminiscent of the show's lively introduction and memorable catch phrases on the heel counter.

The LEBRON 16 "Martin," which he debuted during an April 5 regular-season game against the Los Angeles Clippers, releases globally beginning April 16 on the SNKRS app and at select retailers.