Nike SB Zoom Blazer Mid Lance Mountain
August 10, 2017 - Lance Mountain first laid eyes on the Nike Blazer not in person, but in the pages of skateboard magazines. “In ’78, the Blazer started showing up a lot,” he recalls. “A lot of top pro guys at that time were wearing the Blazer. That's how I first saw it. It was always on my radar — part of my youth. When I got on Nike, I went straight to that shoe.”
The Nike SB Zoom Blazer Mid Lance Mountain honors the legendary skater’s affinity for pool skating, as well as his fondness for a silhouette he lusted after in childhood and earned as a pro. The color scheme reflects a common conceit in Mountain’s skate graphics — ‘70s-era prism-fades on concert posters — and the tiles from Mountain’s favored skate environment, pools.
“Pool skating is the street skating of vert. Instantly in the ‘70s, pools were mimicked in skate parks. And so the level of skateboarding grew from a backyard pool to a skate park pool, and then over the years they have refined and gotten bigger and bigger,” explains Mountain. “I skate pools. That’s where I skate. In the last 10 years, I’ve rarely skated other things.”
Fittingly, the Nike SB Zoom Blazer Mid Lance Mountain’s graphic embellishments nod to the continuity of Mountain’s fanaticism for pools. The heel has a tile treatment, and within it features a tile-like debossing, with “78” referencing the year Mountain first remembers seeing the Blazer regularly in skate mags. The right shoe reads "17" to represent both the present day and a nod to the future.
It's available starting August 17 on Nike+ SNKRS, nike.com and at select retailers.
2018 WNBA All-Star Game PE Collection
July 27, 2018 - The host state for the 2018 WNBA All-Star Game is front and center for the event’s footwear collection from Nike, featuring special Minnesota-inspired colorways of six basketball shoes.
Purple — the color of royalty, of the state’s football team, and of its musical hero — is consistent throughout the PE collection. The two-block divide reflects a play between the Twin Cities, Minneapolis and Saint Paul. The ripple pattern refers to the state's vast number of lakes, as well as the waves being created in the modern women's game.
"The All-Star shoes are fire across the board," says four-time WNBA champion Seimone Augustus of the Minnesota Lynx. "I can't wait to wear the KYRIE 4 and pay tribute to the land of 10,000 lakes."
The 2018 WNBA All-Star Game PE collection includes special colorways of the LEBRON 15, LEBRON Soldier XII, KD11, KYRIE 4, PG2, and the KOBE A.D.
July 26, 2018 - Originally released in 1993, Nike ACG’s Air Revaderchi returns with an updated full-ankle lacing system to lock in the heel and add protection. The shoe’s tread is designed for durability and traction on varying terrain, perfect for all-around adventuring.
Nike ACG’s Air Revaderchi red/brown colorway will be available August 1 on SNKRS and SNEAKRS and in select retailers.
Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 FlyEase
July 18, 2018 - The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 FlyEase combines the responsive cushioning of full-length Zoom Air with the adaptive technology of the FlyEase closure system. Free of laces, the closure system connects a hook-and-loop strap to a wraparound zipper, allowing the runner to put the shoe on or take it off in one fluid motion. Featuring the same performance technology as its non-FlyEase version, the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 FlyEase retains a supportive Zoom Air / cushion foam midsole, an out-turned collar from the Achilles for comfort and a beveled heel.
The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 FlyEase releases July 18 on nike.com.
Nike Dangeruss Wilson 1
July 18, 2018 - The NIke Dangeruss Wilson 1 takes its inspiration from the dual dynamism of quarterback Russell Wilson — powering his goals in the gym and polishing his look outside of it. The shoe includes a heel Air Max bag for performance and comfort, while the patent leather on the tongue and the added butter leather on the mud guard provide a classy look for the red carpet (or other formal affairs). Wilson’s number three, also a symbol of wholeness and consistency, informs other features of the shoe.
The Dangeruss Wilson 1 is available for purchase July 19 on nike.com in North America, as well as Nike and Nordstrom stores in Seattle and Portland.
Nike Golf Tour Premiere PE “Car-nasty”
July 16, 2018 - The Nike Golf Tour Premiere PE is wrapped in a bold tartan print that reflects (and respects) the pattern’s Scottish roots on the eve of the third major of the year.
Considered one of the most difficult golf courses in the world, the Scottish links course is appropriately nicknamed “Car-nasty” thanks to its exposure to heavy winds along the country's Angus coastline, its narrow layout, and its maddeningly-placed pot bunkers; the Golf Tour Premiere PE honors the course’s rigor with “NASTY” printed on the outsole. The shoe’s secure lockdown design includes a quick-pull top strap for tightening and a tab for easy loosening.
Limited quantities of the Nike Golf Tour Premiere PE will be available July 19 on nike.com in North America and Europe.
Serena x AF1 iD "Strong and Sure"
June 29, 2018 - Celebrating Serena’s return to London's grass courts, the Serena x Air Force 1 iD “Strong and Sure” is customizable via NIKEiD with options that include premium leather, two outsoles and gold-plated accents. A Serena-inspired S upper and limited-edition branding options are also available.
The limited NIKEiD style will be available July 2 on nike.com. In North America, NikePlus Members will get exclusive access to the style in the Nike App.
June 28, 2018 - Think of the Kyrie Low as a democratized version of Kyrie Irving's signature series. It has many of the same features: Zoom cushioning, distinctive modeling on the upper and a curved sole unit built for quick cuts. However, it puts increased emphasis on comfort.
"Kyrie wanted his Low to have everything his signature game shoes have had, but retooled with an all-day play component," explains designer Benjamin Nethongkome.
Most apparent is the shift in cushioning. Whereas the Kyrie 4 has a top-loaded Zoom unit (it sits below the foot for immediate engagement), the Zoom on the Low is bottom loaded, which allows for a softer underfoot experience. There are heel and forefoot units too, maximizing ride against a variety of court surfaces. A new concentric traction system, derived from the Kobe 10, finishes off the tooling.
The Kyrie Low releases June 29.
June 25, 2018 - Debuted earlier this month by Paul George himself, the PG 2.5 takes cues from both of George’s signature models in a package built for summer gaming (on both the courts and the sticks).
"We wanted to refresh the silhouette and keep evolving it," shares designer Tony Hardman. "Paul wanted to put the strap from the PG1 on it, and this allowed us us to approach the element in a different way. Instead of incorporating Flywire as we did on the original, we conceived a new strap for the PG 2.5 built from a new webbing."
The PG 2.5 releases June 30.
Nike SB Zoom Killshot 2 QS
June 22, 2018 - The Nike SB Zoom Killshot 2 QS was created in collaboration with Hockey, the partner brand to world-famous FA Skateboards. The shoes feature Hockey branding across the back of the heel and the company's logo on the sockliner.
Hockey's choice of silhouette, the Killshot 2, has origins on the squash court (in fact, the name derives from a hard, swift shot that rolls off the ground, rendering it impossible for an opponent to pick the ball up off a bounce). The shoe was first released in the late '70s and remained popular for court sports through the early '80s. In the 2000s, it returned as a niche menswear favorite. This is the first time the Killshot 2 has been fitted for skateboarding.
The Nike SB Zoom Killshot 2 QS launches globally June 29 at select retailers.