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.
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November 07, 2019 - Ringtone rap. Two-step garage. Prints on denim. Pinwheels on caps. This is the stylistic milieu of the Nike Air Max Plus 3. The sneaker is new-millennium, braggadocio-made material — cutting-edge technology delivered in a sleek silhouette.
On arrival, the shoe had a particular resonance in the United Kingdom, where it matched the street style and club scene vibe to a T and bridged the early grime era with its flashier UKG forebearer. The Tn3 was as comfortable accenting the Italian luxury streetwear of the day as it was complementing a baggy tracksuit.
In 2019, the shoe returns true to form and with integrity intact.
The OG Tn3 in Hyperblue is available November 8 from SNEAKRS, Foot Locker and select retailers. Hyper Violet and Wolf Grey versions drop November 30 at nike.com, Foot Locker and select retailers.
November 06, 2019 - Ahead of an international friendly, all U.S. Women's National Soccer Team Nike athletes were presented with commemorative four-star Nike boots for the U.S. team's victory in Paris. The newest star is emblazoned with a flag-inspired background, while the colorway is a golden modification of the gray Victory Pack boots worn on-pitch by the athletes during last summer's tournament. Shown above are the boots presented to forwards Alex Morgan, Mallory Pugh and Jessica McDonald and midfielder Megan Rapinoe, whose names are printed on the medial side.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.