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Special Edition Nike Metcon 4 XD

February 07, 2019 - Track your workout and set goals with two new colorways of the Nike Metcon 4 XD, the ultimate shoe for lifting and high-intensity training. The shoes play off gym leader boards and chalk-scribbled floors:

  • Write your WOD time or weight lifted with dry-erase markers on the erasable back panels of the white Nike Metcon 4 XD. Green and blue lace aglets and heel caps complement the colorway.
  • Tally your reps and sets with chalk on the erasable back panels to of the black Nike Metcon 4 XD. Chalk-like pastel accents finish the look.

The shoes feature a new pattern of strategically zoned haptic print that enhances durability and stability across the upper.

These special-edition Nike Metcon 4 XD colorways are available now in Greater China on nike.com and will release February 11 for Nike members throughout Europe, February 14 for Nike members in North America and February 21 on nike.com and at select retailers globally.

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The Latest Nike by You Collection Celebrates African Culture on Air Force 1 Lows

November 04, 2019 - Multi-award winning South African illustrator and street artist Karabo Poppy drew inspiration from her local roots to create the art and color palette for the latest in Nike Air Force 1 Low By You. 

The various colorways are inspired by traditional African beaded bracelets with vibrant palettes that include red, orange, green and purple. Poppy also drew design inspiration from barber and beauty salon posters that line the streets in South Africa. 

The Air Force 1 palettes inspired by Karabo Poppy release November 7.

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The Details Behind G-DRAGON's Nike Air Force 1 "Para-noise"

November 03, 2019 - G-DRAGON, the Seoul-born hip-hop star, didn't always have easy access to his favorite sneakers, the Nike Air Force 1.

"Ever since I came across hip-hop as a kid, AF1 has had a meaning greater than just shoes," says G-DRAGON. "I couldn’t afford them, so I would always pass the Nike store and admire them with my eyes and heart only. For those who loved hip-hop culture, oversized clothes, hats and matching-colored AF1s was the uniform."

Progressing as a performer and blossoming into a worldwide phenomenon, G-DRAGON has made the Air Force 1 an integral part of his uniform. The Nike Air Force 1 "Para-noise" reflects this overtly with a unique upper fabrication that features a black painted overlay designed to slowly wear away over time to reveal a personal artwork created by G-DRAGON.

The artwork conveys a sense of optimism, inspired by the singer-songwriter's vision of a world where the youth are unified through creativity and a free exchange of ideas. For G-DRAGON, art is an important expression of self that pushes culture forward.

"I was made by a culture derived by people from the past," he says.

Additional embellishments include a daisy embroidered on the tongue and removable custom pins in the upper eyelets.

The Nike Air Force 1 Para-noise launches globally November 23.

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OBJ's Week 9 Pregame Cleats Get an Intergalactic Makeover

November 03, 2019 - Odell Beckham Jr. will slip into cleats influenced by the Air Foamposite One "Alternate Galaxy" for Week 9's pregame. The eighth installment in a line of weekly pregame cleats inspired by the wide receiver's favorite Nike shoes, this take on the Nike Vapor Untouchable Pro 3 OBJ Uptempo Cleat is derived from the 2018 vault. 

The cleats will appear during pregame of the Cleveland Browns’ away game against the Denver Broncos November 3 (Odell's in-game cleats are inspired by the Air Zoom Generation).

November 01, 2019 - The split marble graphic of the Nike React Element Kenny 55 creates a yin-yang aesthetic representative of the back-and-forth of real world living. Reflective details add the perfect amount of flare, while Nike React technology delivers an extremely comfortable ride. 

The shoe launches November 4 on txdxe.com and releases November 5 on SNKRS and SNEAKRS and at select retailers.

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Travis Scott’s Rugged Air Force 1 Plays Off His Texas Roots

October 31, 2019 - Camouflage, corduroy, duck canvas, flannel, leather, suede and wool are all sturdy materials associated with hard-wearing, tough products. Mixed together, these form the primary canvas for the Nike Air Force 1 x Cactus Jack, an ode to Travis Scott's Texas roots that encapsulates everything buzzing in contemporary streetwear.

The design blends the fabrics with burlap accents, a reference to farm product and a metonym for resilience and hard work. There’s an underlying characterization of hustle — keeping nose to grindstone — imbued in the shoe too. Scott’s personal Cactus Jack logos from tour merchandise meld with the textiles to form a biographical tableau.

Much of Scott’s youth was spent in Missouri City, Texas, and the small town is called out on the snaps at the shoe’s heel. The snaps are among several details that channel the styling of traditional work coats, along with the corduroy collar, heavy brass zippers and removable lace cover.

The shoe releases November 16 on SNKRS and SNKEARS, and at select global retailers.

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The Air Max 720 Horizon Is Inspired by Technical Winter Jackets

October 28, 2019 - The Air Max 720 Horizon employs Gore-Tex technology and aggressive traction for various winter-weather experiences. It is inspired by technical winter jackets and pairs Nike’s tallest Air unit with a Gore-Tex upper for protection against the elements.

The shoe's colorways are inspired by the morning-to-night light transition across the summit of Mount Hood, Oregon’s highest peak. 

The Air Max 720 Horizon releases globally on nike.com, the Nike App and select retailers November 1.

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OBJ's Week 8 Pregame Cleat Celebrates Halloween with Air Force 1 Low Savage Beast

October 27, 2019 - Coming off a bye week for the Cleveland Browns and just in time for Halloween, Odell Beckham Jr.'s week 8 pregame cleats are inspired by the 2009 Air Force 1 Low Savage Beast. This marks the seventh installment in a line of weekly pregame cleats for OBJ, galvanized by his favorite Nike shoes. 

The cleat will appear during pregame of the Cleveland Browns’ away game against the New England Patriots October 27, while the Jack-o-lantern inspired cleat will appear in-game.

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The LEBRON 17 Gets the Red Carpet Treatment

October 25, 2019 - Worn by LeBron James during his October 25 home game against the Utah Jazz, the LEBRON 17 Red Carpet features a new, Hollywood-inspired execution on the prized colorway of the Air Max LEBRON 7, pictured above in its retro'd form.

The LEBRON 17 Red Carpet releases November 15 on nike.com and at select retailers.

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How to Get the Day of the Dead Pack

October 21, 2019 - Three specific elements of the Día de Los Muertos celebration inform unique designs in three iconic Nike Sportswear silhouettes: Nike Air Force 1 La Calaca, Nike Air Max 95 La Catrina and Nike Cortez El Altar.

The reflective sugar skulls pattern on the Air Force 1 is inspired by La Calaca, an instrumental part of the altars created during the holiday which denote the journey of life after death. The white represents the sugar, while colors bring to life the creative design details of the traditional offerings.

La Catrina, or female skeleton figure, is represented throughout the annual tradition and indicates a happy afterlife. In the Air Max 95, La Catrina takes form through shapes of the human body throughout the shoe. The system of laces reproduces the ribs, the sole imitates the spine, while the upper, in mesh and suede, correspond to the muscle fibers.

Traditionally, every ofrenda – or altar – incorporates the four natural elements: water, air, earth and fire, each with a specific meaning behind guiding souls through the afterlife. In this pack, the Nike Cortez highlights some of the essential elements with graphics on the insoles. Confetti is used to represent the air, candles signify the fire that provides direction, a ceramic holds the food that illustrates earth, with details that express the water.

The exclusive pack arrives October 25 in Mexico and the United States.