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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.

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Nike Track Cleat (Odell Beckham Jr. Special Edition)

September 23, 2018 - The third of Odell Beckham Jr.'s pregame cleats for the 2018-19 season, the Nike Track Cleat (Odell Beckham Jr. Special Edition) honors American track star Michael Johnson.

The cleat is a flood-red take on the golden track spike worn in 2000 by Johnson in Sydney, Australia, where he became the first man to win two consecutive 400m gold medals. The satin textile upper of the football cleat features a zipper to secure the shoelaces, while the original ceramic composite aluminum plate is replaced by carbon fiber.

The Nike Track Cleat (Odell Beckham Jr. Special Edition) will be worn by OBJ during pregame of the New York Giants’ September 23 home game against the Houston Texans.

SEE THE REST OF OBJ'S SPECIAL EDITION PREGAME CLEATS FOR THE 2018-19 SEASON

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Jordan Proto-React

September 21, 2018 - Nike React technology meets the Air Jordan I to create a new silhouette within Jordan Brand's Flight Utility range: the Jordan Proto-React.

The shoe features an expressive Nike React technology midsole, adjustable heel straps for custom fit and Flight Utility graphic details on the tongue and heel tabs. 

The Jordan Proto-React will release in 2019. 

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Jordan Apex-Utility

September 20, 2018 - Nike React technology meets the Air Jordan I to create a new silhouette within Jordan Brand's Flight Utility range: the Jordan Apex-Utility.

The shoe features an expressive Nike React technology midsole, translucent shroud and Flyknit Air Jordan 1 upper. Adjustable heel straps allow for custom fit, while Flight Utility graphic details appear on the tongue and heel tabs. 

The Jordan Apex-Utility will release in 2019. 

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Converse x Undercover "Order/Disorder" Chuck 70

September 20, 2018 - Unveiled on the Paris runway last January, the Converse x Undercover Chuck 70 honors Jun Takashi's Fall 2018 theme of "Order/Disorder."

Those words are printed on the shoe's high-gloss toe boxes and match the color of the contrasting toe bumpers. All four colorways — black, red, yellow and white — are rendered in vintage canvas.

The Converse x Undercover collection releases September 25 at select retailers.

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Converse Run Star

September 18, 2018 - Converse's newest silhouette, the Run Star, juxtaposes heritage running style with exaggerated tooling. Taking cues from classic Converse styles, the result is a contemporary look designed to be distorted. (The upper, for example, is ripe for remixing — as JW Anderson has already proved during his Spring 2019 London runway show). What will remain constant is the Run Star's hallmark feature: An unapologetic, big and bold EVA midsole finished with a rubber heel wrap and instantly recognizable Star.

The shoe, in its first public incarnation, is available now at converse.com.

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Converse x Carhartt WIP One Star Collection

September 17, 2018 - Since 1989, Carhartt Work In Progress has been carefully adapting and modifying Carhartt's iconic workwear products for an audience that values refined design and detailing, while still remaining true to the brand’s origins.

The Converse x Carhartt WIP One Star collection applies this same approach by preparing the silhouette with a Cordura® fabric upper that is robustly functional and considerate to the original design. Embellishments include a tongue logo patch made from the coated tarp-like material seen on the trailer coverings of long-distance trucks, and hangtag and D-ring hardware details at the heel.

The collection, which includes classic black, olive and white colorways, launches September 20 on converse.com, carhartt-wip.com and select retailers.

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Nike Mercurial Cleat (Odell Beckham Jr. Special Edition)

September 16, 2018 - The second of Odell Beckham Jr.'s pregame cleats for the 2018-2019 season, the Nike Mercurial Cleat (Odell Beckham Jr. Special Edition) honors Brazilian soccer legend Ronaldo.

The flood-red colorway features an upper inspired by the Nike Mercurial boot worn by Ronaldo on the game's biggest stage in 1998, when the world saw the rise of one of football's most prolific offensive talents. The cleat's lightweight traction plate  a technological breakthrough that Nike advanced with the Mercurial  gets a modern upgrade with a Nike carbon fiber plate.

The Nike Mercurial Cleat (Odell Beckham Jr. Special Edition) will be worn by OBJ during pregame of the New York Giants’ September 16 away game against the Dallas Cowboys.

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The Nike Cortez Gets a Sustainable Upgrade

September 14, 2018 - One of Nike's most historic running models, the Cortez, is the second silhouette, following the Tennis Classic, to get a full-scale release in Nike's innovative Flyleather — a sustainable material that is made with at least 50 percent leather fiber. Flyleather is lighter, more durable and has a lower carbon footprint than traditional leather; the mindful take on the Cortez also uses less water in manufacture than traditional leather builds and features 100 percent recycled lining, laces and labeling.

The Nike Flyleather Cortez is available now in a White/Light Silver-White colorway from the SNKRS and SNEAKRS apps and at select retailers. 

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Nike Tech Challenge II Cleat

September 09, 2018 - The first in a season line of pregame cleats for Odell Beckham Jr that honor legendary Nike athletes who inspire him, the Nike Tech Challenge II Cleat is a nod to tennis great Andre Agassi.

Beckham Jr.’s electric style of play complements the flood red, cleated iteration of the Nike Tech Challenge II silhouette. The cleat features other details that declare a confident aesthetic, such as the denim material (Agassi was known for wearing washed denim shorts during play in New York City) and an OBJ-titled Nike Swoosh on the tongue. 

The Nike Tech Challenge II Cleat will appear during pregame of the New York Giants’ September 9 home game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.