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This Customizable Footwear Collection Remembers the Sport Moments that Amazed NYC

November 14, 2018 - To celebrate the opening of Nike’s newest flagship store in New York City, a collection of five iconic silhouettes will be available at Nike NYC in limited quantities beginning November 15. All highlight moments in sport that brought the city to awed silence.

Each shoe is crafted with white-on-white, high quality, bonded synthetic leather along with removable Nike Swooshes to allow for more flexibility in customization. In Nike NYC, shoppers will have access to footwear dip-dyeing, printing, embroidery, patches, lasering and a full accessory bar (You can also buy the shoe as-is at the store).

NIKE ZOOM FLY 2 | SHALANE FLANAGAN
Flanagan’s final stretch between Columbus Circle and Central Park in 2017 made her the first American female runner in four decades to win NYC’s premier marathon. The Nike Noise Cancelling Pack Zoom Fly 2 will be available at Nike NYC November 15 through November 29.

AIR JORDAN I HIGH | NIGEL SYLVESTER
A 2013 image of Nigel Sylvester soaring over the 145th Street subway station established the Queen native’s status as one of the world’s most talented BMX riders. The Nike Noise Cancelling Pack Air Jordan 1 High will be available at Nike NYC November 30 through December 13.  

NIKE AIR FORCE I LOW | ODELL BECKHAM JR.
After missing the first four games of his rookie season due to injury, Beckham Jr.’s 50-yard, one-handed, free-falling touchdown catch at Meadowlands in late November of 2014 became a landmark moment for the sport, igniting OBJ’s legacy and sparking football’s future. The Nike Noise Cancelling Pack Air Force 1 Low will be available at Nike NYC December 14 through December 27.

NIKE CORTEZ | MARIA SHARAPOVA
Maria Sharapova’s rise to tennis's elite ranks had an important moment in NYC, when, at just 19 years old, she won her second Grand Slam at Flushing Meadows. The Nike Noise Cancelling Pack Cortez will be available at Nike NYC December 28 through January 10.

KOBE PROTRO 1 | KOBE BRYANT
Bryant’s 61-point performance in 2009 reminded the world that once the bright lights of NYC turn on, so do the world’s greatest athletes. The Nike Noise Cancelling Pack Kobe Protro 1 will be available at Nike NYC January 11 through January 24.

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Jordan Spizike 270 Boot Debuts with the Holiday 2020 Jordan Brand Modern Offering

September 18, 2020 - The Jordan Brand Holiday 2020 modern collection blends Jumpman heritage with futuristic design. Three silhouettes are featured: Jordan Spizike 270 Boot, Jordan Delta and Jordan Zoom ’92. 

Jordan Spizike 270 Boot
Combining elements from various Air Jordan models, the Spizike 270 Boot infuses Jumpman heritage with modern comfort and utility. A Nike Air Max 270 Air bag provides all-day comfort and winterized materials allow for uncompromised outdoor use. Four seasonal color pairings, which accentuate the durable construction, are offered as the silhouette’s initial drop: lighter tans and browns accented with touches of black and red, dark brown tones, triple black and a Nike ACG-inspired iteration with bright pops of color on a gray base. 

Jordan Delta
Blending high-end craftsmanship with high-tech construction, the Jordan Delta is offered in two men’s colorways this winter. One is inspired by the bold colors of Nike ACG, while the second is an alternate take on Jordan Brand’s timeless black and red colorway using various hues of gray with Bright Crimson and white. Two Women’s Delta iterations also release this holiday season: a Guava Ice and Sail and a Hyper Royal, Bright Crimson and Sail.

Jordan Zoom ’92
A blend of tradition and innovation, Jordan Brand’s Zoom ’92 is back this winter with six fresh takes that weave visible, modern technology and graphic design to create a remixed basketball-inspired silhouette. Three men’s colorways drop this winter alongside three women’s exclusives (one of which is inspired by the original Nike Air Max 180). 

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The Jordan “Why Not?” x Converse Pack

September 10, 2020 - The Jordan “Why Not?” x Converse Pack treats two of Russell Westbrook’s favorite silhouettes – the Air Jordan XVI and the Converse Chuck 70 – in a graphic and materials arrangement inspired by his gritty play on the court as well as chain nets found on outdoor basketball courts.  

In addition to Westbrook’s energy on the court, his unmatched style has no boundaries. The Air Jordan XVI features a detachable, magnetic shroud that can instantly transform the shoe’s look.

The Air Jordan XVI and the Converse Chuck 70 feature a range of textures, from leather to satin, that nod back to rock and roll-styled leather jackets that Westbrook enjoys wearing. Studs that resemble those on leather jackets adorn the lateral side of the shroud of the Air Jordan XVI as well as the heel and the chevron star of the Converse Chuck 70. A crackled leather upper on the Converse Chuck 70 is meant to resemble the concrete foundations of street basketball. Westbrook's “Why Not?” Logo is featured on both silhouettes in silver metal.

The Jordan “Why Not?” x Converse pack releases October 2 on SNKRS and SNEAKRS.

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Going Grape Ice on the Links

September 07, 2020 - As the golf community turns its attention to Mamaroneck, N.Y., this NIKE, Inc. Golf capsule playfully puts a grape-ice spin on two classic silhouettes — the Air Jordan V G and the Air Max 97 G, both featured above — as well as the Zoom Infinity Tour, the Victory Tour and the Roshe Tour G.

Featuring a winged foot graphic interpreted from the site of this month's major, the Nike silhouettes include a grape-ice inspired palette of cool blues across the outsoles and inside the heel lining. The stripes reference the famous awning of the site's clubhouse, providing the backdrop for the final hole. The outsole of the Air Jordan V G includes “Wings” in oversized block lettering.

The Air Max 97 G, the Zoom Infinity Tour, the Victory Tour and the Roshe Tour G launch September 14 for Nike Members and September 17 in North America. The Air Jordan V Low G releases September 18 in North America.

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The Story Behind the Nike x Dunk Kasina Low

September 06, 2020 - Founded in 1997 by former pro skateboarder EunHyuk Lee, Kasina is renowned as a catalyst for street fashion in South Korea. Collaborating with Nike on the Dunk, Kasina relays its story — from humble beginnings in Busan, South Korea's second-largest city, to opening multiple doors in the country's capital megalopolis, Seoul. 

The two colorways of the Dunk Kasina both reference travel through Korea. The Neptune green colorway explicitly pulls from the signage that lines the Gyeongbu Expressway, the main highway between Busan and Seoul. During the mid-’80s, the same period the Dunk was introduced, Seoul experienced a population boom. This growth, symbolized by travel across Korea's highways, underpins the Kasina journey. “Busan” and “Seoul” are written on the left and right heel tabs respectively. 

Similarly, the industrial blue colorway draws inspiration from ’80s Korean transport. It mirrors the look and feel of Seoul's vintage buses, down to a unique hangtag that reimagines the steering wheel.

“Kasina” is written on the tongue of both shoes, and its logo appears embroidered on the heel and inside the tongue tag. Additionally, both shoes are packaged with custom tissue prints inspired by roadsigns to round out the story.   

The Dunk Kasina in Neptune green releases September 18 exclusively at Kasina. The industrial blue colorway is available September 25 at Kasina and Nike SKNRS in Asia.

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Minimalism, Evolved: the Janoski Flyleather RM

September 02, 2020 - The remastered Janoski is arriving in a Flyleather construction made with at least 50% recycled leather fiber, resulting in a more sustainably-minded skate shoe that merges the principles of circular design and the silhouette’s signature minimalist style.

On the upper, the silhouette flips the Flyleather over for a suede-like touch. Environmentally-friendly materials are used in design features like the recycled flat laces. Thoughtful considerations are made in other ways, too, like how the minimally-embroidered Swoosh uses just enough thread for the mark’s shape. On the outsole, the rubber has been thinned out in key areas for a lightweight, broken-in feel.

The Nike SB Zoom Janoski Flyleather RM releases September 7 on nike.com and at select skate shops. To learn more about the shoe visit NikeSB.com.

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The Jordan Women’s Reign Refashions the Air Jordan XIII

September 01, 2020 - Cutting-edge comfort meets Jordan heritage in the new Jordan Women's Reign.

With the shoe, the unmistakable lines of the Air Jordan XIII are reborn through a sleek bootie upper. Deliberate attention to height (just right at the ankle), volume and material conveys a contemporary femininity. 

Underfoot, the newly-retooled Nike Vapormax 2020 Air unit is employed in a Jordan Brand design for the first time. Select iterations feature a photo-chromatic, color-evolving technology that creates a beautiful contrast to the quilted leather panels of the upper. 

The Jordan Women's Reign will be available in limited runs this fall and winter.

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Mbappé’s Mercurial Superfly Rosa Revives a Vibrant Classic

August 21, 2020 - Kylian Mbappé’s latest player edition boot debuts during the biggest match of the Paris Saint-Germain forward's club career, and ties his star rise to those he admired growing up.

With its speedy aesthetic and unmissable pop of pink on the pitch, the Nike Mercurial Superfly Mbappé Rosa rebirths the 2008 Nike Mercurial Vapor Rosa. The boot reminds Mbappé of life lessons he learned from his mother about the importance of hard work and determination.  

He recalls: "When I was a young boy around 10 years old I saw these incredible pink boots being worn by some of my favorite players in the world. I wanted those boots so badly, I begged my parents to get some and they told me that if I worked really hard and did well at school for long enough I could get these beautiful boots. I listened to my parents and worked so hard that in the end they had to get them for me. I was so happy! Now, I am so pleased that Nike have created my second product collection with these special boots for the biggest club match of my career! What a dream to wear them. They are the new versions of the pink boots I loved when I was a young boy and this is so special for me to work to achieve my dreams in these boots."

Beyond its bold and vibrant play on color, the Nike Mercurial Superfly Mbappé Rosa takes lessons from the speed-focused assets featured on the original boot, while modernizing the design aesthetic. A lightning bolt Swoosh leading to the toe, chrome plate and finishes in the skin of the upper, along with KM and Mercurial logos, serve as stylish updates to the silhouette. 

The Nike Mercurial Superfly Mbappé Rosa and lifestyle collection is available globally August 31 on nike.com and at select retailers.

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August 21, 2020 - Reflecting the collaborative endeavors that energize projects like the 1 Reimagined, the women’s Dunk Low Disrupt expands upon the wide-open creative canvas that is the Nike Dunk.

While there’s been a history of women’s-specific Dunks, including the Dunk Sky Hi and Sacai Dunk Lux, the Dunk Low Disrupt builds off of a premise of non-conformed distortion. The exaggerated tooling takes inspiration from Nike’s mid-’80s basketball catalog. Of course, there are elements from the Dunk, and also cues pulled from an obscure precursor, the 1984 Nike Air Train.

The resulting platform stance and slimmed shape combine to make an edgy new statement. Overlays, floating pieces and an exposed foam tongue further augment the Dunk Low Disrupt design.

The women’s Dunk Low Disrupt releases September 4 on nike.com, select retailers and SNKRS.

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Converse Debuts Wholehearted Collection

August 14, 2020 - The red hot hues of the Converse Wholehearted collection reference the inner fire within basketball's fiercest competitors. That passion manifests through the Converse All Star BB Evo, designed for those who play with fluid creativity, and the Converse G4, which is engineered for explosive play. 

The collection releases September 3 on converse.com