March 20, 2020 - The Nike Phantom VNM Future DNA T90 brings classic Nike Football design to one of the brand’s latest on-pitch innovations.
Originally released in 2002, the Nike Air Zoom Total 90 II was the perfect blend of comfort, power and precision. Made of soft KN-100 — a strong, light material — the boot’s namesake stemmed from the creation of a cleat that would support player comfort for the total 90 minutes of a match. The cleat featured asymmetrical, off-center lacing for a larger boot-to-ball surface (which helps create a cleaner strike), as well as Zoom Air units in the outsole for optimal traction and stud pressure reduction.
The Nike Phantom VNM Future DNA T90 pays tribute to its predecessor’s classic black, white and red colorway, and translates the 2002 cleat’s goal of precision through modern Phantom VNM technology to facilitate a powerful strike. Most notably, the new boot comes equipped with a Precision Pwr strike zone in the instep — 13 ridges set at specific angles and ascending heights to help keep the ball down and to provide a bite on its surface.
The boot is the third release from the Nike Football’s Future DNA Pack, which finds Nike’s current performance boots each paying homage to a classic Nike Football design, and follows the release of the Nike Phantom VSN 2 Future DNA Hypervenom and the Nike Mercurial Vapor Future DNA Mercurial.
The Nike Phantom VNM Future DNA T90 is available March 20 on nike.com.
December 21, 2019 - The Nike Air Force 1 x Colin Kaepernick is inspired by the voice of the athlete and his True to 7 storytelling. The luxe black leather upper is accented by a reflective Swoosh and other high-touch accents in white and black. The shoe also incorporates a series of graphics including a portrait of Kaepernick embroidered on the heel tab, his personal logo on the tongue, a patterned sock liner and a number seven hang tag.
The Air Force 1 x Colin Kaepernick releases December 23 in North America at Nike stores, select retailers and SNKRS. It comes in adult, toddler and little kids sizes. Global launches will follow.
December 20, 2019 - The Converse All Star Pro BB Eclipse honors two elements of the brand's rich basketball history.
First, the split black/white design reminds of a period in history in which those were the only colorways of the Chuck Taylor All Star available — beginning in 1934, when white was added for the US national men’s basketball team, all the way through 1971.
Second, the introduction of a low-cut All Star Pro BB recalls Converse's first low-cut iteration of an All Star, prepared by Converse's product team for the Harlem Globetrotters in 1957. The idea wasn't just a hit on the court, it also brought the Chuck Taylor to fame within California's emergent beach culture.
The Converse All Star Pro BB Eclipse, in both hi and low, releases January 2020.
December 16, 2019 - Building off Uninterrupted's unflinching ethos put into the Nike Air Force I More Than ___, the LEBRON 17 MTAA incorporates an interchangeable tongue guard and an erasable paneled midsole for players wanting to write their own personal messages. Two markers are included.
The LEBRON 17 MTAA releases globally December 25.
December 15, 2019 - Odell Beckham Jr.'s Week 15 Nike Vapor Untouchable Pro 3 OBJ Uptempo Cleat pays homage to his alma mater in addition to his favorite professional basketball team with a purple and gold colorway.
The wide receiver will wear the cleats during his pregame warmup ahead of the Cleveland Browns' away game against the Arizona Cardinals December 15.
December 12, 2019 - The Nike Air Max 90 Undefeated pays tribute to the runner's all-encompassing cultural cache — striking harmony between ’90s homage and exalted basic.
Two premium leather color bases, white and black, provide a perfect backdrop for strong accent pops. Infrared, a hallmark Nike color initiated by the AM90, and a vibrant blue both capture the original spirit of the shoe. A double mudguard — a unique element made possible by the band of color — gives the Nike Air Max 90 Undefeated distinction from prior iterations of the Air Max 90. This feature references the supercross jackets popular in the ’90s New York hip-hop scene, which was a foundational influence on the Undefeated team.
Another defining characteristic: the replacement of the traditional "Nike Air" from the rubberized heel with the five-strike Undefeated mark.
All eight colorways (infrared/white, infrared/black, green/white, green/black, blue/white, blue/black, yellow/white, yellow/black) release December 27 at Undefeated. Toddler and preschool sizes will be available in red/black and yellow/white only.
The blue/black, blue/white, yellow/black and yellow/white colorways will release December 30 on SNKRS and SNEAKRS.
December 11, 2019 - Kevin Durant shared a special bond with his late Aunt Pearl, who passed away from lung cancer in 2000. Beginning with the KD4 in 2012, Durant remembered Pearl’s influence in his life by teaming up with the Kay Yow Cancer Fund to create a pink colorway in Aunt Pearl’s name; it's now an annual tradition in the line. The shoes are further immortalized by pulling details from earlier KD Aunt Pearl colorways and incorporating them into the next iteration. Here are the inspirations behind the details of the KD12 Aunt Pearl:
- The pearl graphic on the collar foam is drawn from the KD4
- The sock liner graphic is from the KD5
- The medial heel graphic is from the KD6
- The strap is from the KD7
- The lateral heel graphic is from the KD8
- The heel embroidery is from the KD9
- The material on the tongue, collar and Nike Swoosh is from the KD10
- The outsole marbling is from the KD11
The KD12 Aunt Pearl releases globally December 26 on nike.com and at select retailers.
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December 11, 2019 - The Converse Pro Leather was first released in 1976, and during the 1980s, it was no stranger to competitive glory. The shoe was victorious on collegiate and professional stages, and Converse itself was an official sponsor of the United States’ national team during the period.
The latest colorway of the Pro Leather celebrates this rich history with a classic white and navy color scheme. An egret suede eyerow and matching midsole add a subtle retro touch, and the classic Star Chevron is augmented by quintessential Pro Leather gold foil branding stamped on the lateral side of the shoe. An American flag sockliner honors the silhouette’s achievements.
Available in both Hi and Ox versions, this colorway of the Converse Pro Leather launches December 11 at KITH and releases globally December 21.
December 09, 2019 - Nike is highlighting two Oregon-based companies — Seamus Golf, an accessory brand, and Pendleton Woolen Mills — in a variation of the Nike Golf Air Zoom Victory Tour. The outsole plate and sockliner draw from the jacquard woolen designs on the Seamus x Pendleton headcovers, a collaborative project between the two Pacific Northwest companies that began in 2015. The Pendleton wordmark adorns a tag on the lateral side.
The Nike Golf x Seamus Air Zoom Victory Tour releases December 12 on nike.com and at select retailers.
December 09, 2019 - The Converse All Star Pro BB "Nocturnal" adds a fresh twist to the brand's latest performance basketball shoe with the addition of a glow-in-the-dark sole unit. In vibe, it carries a cheeky nod to a previous holiday edition of an Eric Avar classic. In practice, the shoe also celebrates Converse's two-decades-long legacy of experimentation with phosphorescence.
Converse initiated glow-in-the-dark designs in 1987, when both uppers and outsoles of the Chuck were first illuminated. This was a step in the continued evolution of the icon — pushing beyond prints to augment the presence of the sneaker on the streets. Now, with the All Star Pro BB, the luminous look adds to the energetic statements made on the shoe's upper since the silhouette's debut in April.
The Converse All Star Pro BB "Nocturnal" releases December 12 in China and December 15 in North America.