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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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Nike SB Zoom Blazer Mid “Gnarhunters”

June 24, 2019 - The first collaboration between Nike SB and Elissa Steamer’s Gnarhunters includes a tumbled leather upper and a Swoosh comprised of the skate & surf brand’s “G.” The heel features a typographic interpretation of the Nike name in Gnarhunter-esque lettering. 

“The Blazer is what I ride in," says Steamer. "I’ve always liked how thin the upper is and how flexible the sole is. The toe is in the right place — there’s nothing hitting my pinky toe weird. It's also rad to me that the shoe is being offered in unisex sizing."

The Nike SB Zoom Blazer Mid “Gnarhunters” releases June 29 on nike.com and at select retailers. 

June 24, 2019 - Two silhouettes in the NikeCourt London 2019 collection are rocking the famous hot lava colorway in sleek, lightweight upper constructions.

The NikeCourt Vapor x TC Knit pays tribute to the tooling of the iconic tennis signature shoe. The circular-knit upper descends to a visible Max Air unit in the heel, while the Swoosh design is debossed in leather.

The NikeCourt Air Zoom Vapor x Knit is constructed of high-tensile strength yarns to support quick cuts and movements. A stretchy internal sleeve provides a sock-like fit.

The shoes release June 26 on nike.com and at select retailers.

June 22, 2019 - Designed for summer basketball, the Why Not Zer0.2 SE strips down the original Why Not Zer0.2 for a lighter, lower and faster take on Russell Westbrook’s second signature performance shoe.

Highlights include a deconstructed upper, removed outer layer on foxing that exposes the foam and offers light weight comfort, reduced weight on translucent midfoot saddle for foot security, Zoom Air unit for responsive cushioning and open-holed mesh for increased breathability. Additionally, the WNZ.2 SE builds on the look of the original by featuring external text, tags and branding. 

The "City Tour" colorway of the Why Not Zer0.2 SE releases globally on jordan.com and at select retail on August 1.

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How to Get the Nike Air Monarch IV PRM

June 10, 2019 - An all-over denim version of the Nike Air Monarch IV coincides with the 100th anniversary of the host course for golf's third major. Splashed across the heel is an embroidered flower pattern, and a vibrant flower pattern covers the sockliner. Both draw from the flora along the course’s Central California coastline.

Using denim as a rebellious play on traditional dress codes at golf links, the shoe includes a tongue tag modeling the leather patch found on the backs of most jeans. Hints of red dot the upper and carry through the heel, eyelets and heel tab, and round out in a leather-toned gum sole.

The Nike Air Monarch IV PRM releases June 10 on SNKRS in North America and Japan, and on nike.com throughout Europe, Greater China and Korea.

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Nike and Jordan Brand Golf “No Denim Allowed” Pack

June 10, 2019 - The Nike and Jordan Brand Golf "No Denim Allowed" pack spans the Air Jordan XI Low Golf, the Nike Air Max 1 Golf, the Nike React Vapor 2, the Nike Roshe G, the Nike Tour Premiere and the Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour.
 
The denim uppers are a tongue-in-cheek rebuttal to traditional course dress codes. The site of this year’s third major is represented by a pattern drawn from Central California wildflowers on the plate and sockliner. Two symbols are used to stamp the shoes in time and place: a wave for the host course’s coastal environment and a centennial symbol marking the 100-year anniversary of the host course.
 
The Nike Golf “No Denim Allowed” pack releases June 10 on nike.com. The Air Jordan XI Low Golf releases June 14 on nike.com.

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Matthew M. Williams on the Nike x MMW Free TR 3 SP

June 06, 2019 - With the Nike x MMW Free TR 3 SP, Alyx founder and creative director Matthew M. Williams extends the investigations in balancing technical processes with traditional craft that have characterized his collaborative efforts to date. The shoe follows themes introduced in the MMW Series 2 collection, creating conversation between interior and exterior spaces and finding opportunity for transformative elements that shape-shift depending on environment.
 
Specifically, Nike and Williams worked with outsole specialists Vibram to create a detachable crampon, extending the use of the traditional trainer. "This shoe embodies the multi-functionality of our modern urban existence," says Williams. "We are proud to have collaborated with Vibram on the detachable crampon rubber sole, which allows for the shoe to be used as a minimal trainer inside of a gym or as a resilient boot on city streets or park trails." 

For women, the silhouette draws from the Nike Free TR Flyknit 3 and reworks the upper with molded overlays. The composition of the collar references the Nike Elite High Quarter Sock. The men's version of the shoe gives the Nike Free Train 3 a natural hand feel and incorporates track spike-inspired speed lacing. A medial zipper at the collar supports ease of entry.

The Nike x MMW Free TR 3 SP launches June 8 at the NikeLab Chicago Re-Creation Center c/o Virgil Abloh. A global release will follow June 27.

Download images here.

May 30, 2019 - ISPA, which sits within Nike Sportswear’s special projects, adds to its philosophy of utility and performance for the built environment with a seasonal update in the Nike React Runner ISPA. The key difference is in the upper construction: Perforated mesh replaces a deconstructed water-resistant bootie for the summer months.

The Nike React Runner ISPA releases June 6 on nike.com and at select retailers.

To download hi-res images, click here.

 

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NikeCourt Cage 3 Glove “What The” Rafa

May 24, 2019 - The King of Clay will go for 12 career wins in Paris wearing a special “What The” version of the NikeCourt Cage 3 Glove. Visual details from each of the shoes Rafa Nadal wore in his 11 career wins are incorporated into the volt glow/white colorway. A zipper shroud, nodding back to the Nike Air Zoom Flight, prevents clay from lodging into the shoe and the laces.

Rafa’s Winning Shoes in Paris
•    2005: Nike Air Max Breathe Free II
•    2006: Nike Air Max Breathe III
•    2007: Nike Air Max Breathe Cage
•    2008: Nike Air Max Breathe Cage II
•    2010: Nike Air Max CourtBallistec 2.3
•    2011: Nike Air Max CourtBallistec 3.3
•    2012, 2013, 2014: Nike Air Max Court Ballistec 4.3
•    2017: Nike Lunar Ballistec 2
•    2018: Nike Air Zoom Cage III

The NikeCourt Cage 3 Glove “What The” Rafa will release May 26 in limited quantities on nike.com and at select retailers.

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The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus Trail Returns

May 24, 2019 - With a fresh look and new performance features, the versatile crossover trainer is back for the first time since it was introduced in the 2000s. 

The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Trail builds off the heritage of the favored Pegasus, offering the same shape, fit and feel of the road runner. 

Unique to this model:

  • An entirely new mesh upper that vents during sweaty runs or puddle encounters.
  • Durable skins on high-wear areas such as the forefoot and heel protect from rubs with twigs and rocks.
  • The forefoot and heel also have separate Zoom Air units for responsiveness and stability on uneven paths.
  • The outsole is lined with enlarged lugs that have flat tops to provide better traction on wet or loose ground and offer an easy transition from trail to road.

The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Trail is available now for NikePlus members in Europe and will be available globally June 13.