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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.

July 24, 2019 - Pulling stylistic elements from both the new Nike Mercurial and the Nike Air Max Plus, the Nike Mercurial TN is all about combining street and speed. Inspired by the Fall 2019 Mercurial Boot, the capsule features four new colorways.

Two OG models highlight the group, and are most heavily influenced by the iconic boot via its the use of oversized Swoosh and an iridescent checkered graphic that nods to traditional football kits. Additionally, two pairs of the TN Ultra carry a subtle repeat checkerboard pattern and lower profile midsole. A Nike Kids version takes the Mercurial pattern on the heel and a triple black base. Flashy touches and an oversized swoosh complete all the designs.

The new Nike Mercurial TN models are available globally at Foot Locker and on nike.com.

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This Cleat Features the Route That Propelled OBJ to Fame

July 24, 2019 - Almost five years ago, Odell Beckham Jr. made "the catch" that catapulted him to stardom and dubbed him the young king of receivers. The Nike Vapor Untouchable Pro 3 OBJ celebrates his larger-than-life game and the path he took to get there.

Symbolizing his pass route that lead to the catch, the cleat features a gold linear design on the upper. Scorpions stitched into the cleat's side are a personal nod to OBJ and his astrological sign, Scorpio. His logo adorns the toe box in gold stitching.

The Nike Vapor Untouchable Pro 3 is available July 25 on nike.com and at select retailers.

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Converse All Star Pro BB Hyperbrights Pack

July 23, 2019 - Leading with its minimal design and lightweight feel, the Converse All Star Pro BB gets a vibrant update with the Hyperbrights pack. Two new colorways feature the Converse Star Chevron in a vivid Volt Glow.

The Converse All Star Pro BB Hyperbrights Pack releases July 26 from converse.com.

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The Nike KYRIE 5 Gets a Bikini Bottom Makeover

July 22, 2019 - Bikini Bottom is officially making its debut on land — and on the basketball court. Taking Kyrie’s love for the popular cartoon show and fusing it into his shoe, the Nike Kyrie x SpongeBob SquarePants collection is ready for on-court action, and of course, jellyfishing.

SpongeBob, Patrick Star, Squidward Tentacles, Mr. Krabs and Sandy Cheeks all have their own iteration of the shoe built off their unique characteristics. The star of the show, SpongeBob, has a version featuring a porous bright-yellow upper with a brown and red sole symbolic of his everyday outfit. The lovable best friend Patrick Star is known for his cheery pink coloring and green tonal shorts, both of which are represented in his shoe. In Squidward’s, his recognizable seafoam green coloring is prevalent and his typical callous expression can be found inside the heel. Mr. Krabs and Sandy both have low versions of the shoe, incorporating their signature colors and styles.

The Nike Kyrie x SpongeBob SquarePants Collection releases globally August 10.

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July 19, 2019 - Following the release of his first Air Jordan I High, Travis Scott now applies his Cactus Jack persona to a Low version. Staying true to Scott’s love for earth tones and a worn-in look, this version incorporates many of the same design elements of the previous release, such as premium nubuck and Cactus Jack branding on the tongue, left heel and sock liners. Subtle design additions include a reversed white Swoosh on the lateral side, black waxed laces and alternate oval laces in pink and black.

The Travis Scott Air Jordan I Low releases July 19 at travisscott.com and July 20 on SNKRS and SNEAKRS.

July 17, 2019 - The road to gold isn’t pretty. And every year, the competition gets tougher — athletes have to train more and fight harder than ever before. But the top of the podium is worth the calloused hands and trembling muscles. 

The special-edition “Medal Strong” Metcon 5 honors this gritty journey. The hazy black upper appears distressed, as though it has been broken in and sweated on. Pops of gold for men and rose gold for women at the heel represent how naturally-occurring metallic gold comes out of the ground: not yet polished, but still valuable.

The Nike Metcon 5 “Medal Strong” will appear on the competition floor in August. It releases July 22 for NikePlus members and globally July 25. 

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Converse, Joshua Vides and Chinatown Market Explore the Bounds of Customization

July 16, 2019 - The Converse Chuck 70, built from the 1970 articulation the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star, has solidified a reputation as a designer favorite. For Los Angeles-based artist Joshua Vides and Chinatown Market’s Michael Cherman, the shoe is also an invitation for hands-on experiences. 

Cherman’s vision for the shoe employs a light-sensitive, multi-tone asymmetrical canvas upper, which transforms when exposed to UV light. Vides allows for a more intentional transformation: His Chuck 70 incorporates interchangeable Velcro panels in custom Pantone colors.

Converse adds to this mix by offering a third sneaker with its own evocative release. The UNT1TL3D pack carries an exaggerated midsole and an upper features hand-drawn iterations of the phrase “NOT A CHUCK” — an ode to DIY decoration and the notion that a Chuck is defined only by the wearer. 

All three shoes launch during ComplexCon Chicago, July 20 and 21, at the Converse booth. Broader releases for each of the Chuck 70s follow: July 26 for the Converse x UNT1TL3D; August 2 for the Converse x Chinatown Market;  August 16 for the Converse x Joshua Vides. 

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Converse Basketball Off-Court Preview

July 15, 2019 - Highlighted by new versions of two classic basketball silhouettes, Converse’s fall footwear channels ’90s hoops vibes in familiar and unexpected ways. Several elements of the decade's sportswear history is reflected — including an early penchant for tracksuits to a later embrace of bold geometries — and re-crafted. 

VLTG
Originally released in 1995, the Converse Voltage made an immediate statement on collegiate and NBA courts through its dynamic “bolt-chevron” upper pattern. That it was worn by some of the era's most potent guards led to its mystic and made the shoe a cult favorite (lock-up with school uniform styles helped too).

For 2019, the Voltage is brought back from the archives for the first time, its spirit channeled through the new, women's-only VLTG. This vision of the shoe reinterprets the ’95 silhouette with an exaggerated heel arch, lightweight SmartFoam cushioning and street-ready herringbone outsole. 

ERX 260 MID
The color blocking of the ERX 260 MID draws from a series of Converse tracksuits sold in 1990 under the “CONS Collection” label. Along with an embossed tongue, these blocked color palettes celebrate the ERX’s over-the-top verve. The shoe is completed by OrthoLite insole cushioning and an EVA heel.

ERX 260 OX
Notable for its brash high and mid models, the ERX gets a low-cut, off-court refresh in 2019. It retains archival design cues, including embossed tongue details, and is given an OrthoLite insole with EVA heel for added comfort. 

All three shoes will launch August 2019. 

July 12, 2019 - This LEBRON XVI PE was created for Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi and was debuted during her July 12 game against the Connecticut Sun.