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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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The KYRIE 6 Preheat Collection

November 04, 2019 - Kyrie Irving has a special connection to number 11. It begins with his dad, Drederick Irving, who wore #11 during his basketball career; Kyrie wore it in high school and does now with Brooklyn. The connection extends to a metaphor for balance and harmony (1+1) that resonates with Kyrie, and cascades from there. "K" is the eleventh letter of the alphabet; "Kyrie Irving" is 11 letters; Irving played 11 games at Duke University; he was drafted round 1, pick 1 in the 2011 NBA draft and he surpassed the 11,000 point mark on March 11.

With a nod to Irving’s globetrotting curiosity and 11 cities with special meaning to him, the KYRIE 6 will debut with a preheat collection of 11 shoes inspired by 11 cities, including Beijing, Berlin, Guangzhou, Houston, Los Angeles, Manila, Miami, New York City, Shanghai, Taipei and Tokyo.

The KYRIE 6 preheat collection will be available November 11 exclusively in each respective city.

To download hi-res images, click here. To hear Irving discuss the collection, click here.

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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.

To view hi-res images, click here

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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.