July 17, 2017 - The Zoom Vaporfly 4% pairs a Nike ZoomX midsole (for responsive cushioning) with a full-length carbon plate (intended to minimize energy loss during toe bend without increasing demand for the calf). Together, these features can make runners, on average, four percent more efficient than Nike’s previous fastest marathon shoe.
The Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% in Ice Blue/Bright Crimson/University Red/Blue Fox will be available July 20 at select retailers, Nike+ in North America, and on nike.com in other locations around the world.
The Blue Fox/Bright Crimson/University Red/Black colorway (pictured) is available July 20 at select retailers.
July 13, 2017 - In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Nike SB Dunk, Nike SB is re-releasing four original Nike SB Dunk Lows remastered as Highs throughout the year. The SB Dunks were designed by pro skaters Reese Forbes, Gino Iannucci, Richard Mulder and Danny Supa in 2002.
"You can imagine how good it felt. The biggest sneaker company in the world asking Reese, Richard, Supa and myself to come up with our own spin on the Dunk. There was so much to absorb being on the Nike campus for the first time," remembers Iannucci. "My intro to the design team was interesting. We all sat round table and just talked shoes and skateboarding. It was intimate and the vibe was very humble and easy going."
The third in the current remaster series is Iannucci's premium black and dark blue colorway. "I just wanted to use colors I knew I'd actually wear and perforated leather I have always loved. The suede and leather combo seemed solid, so it was as simple as that," Iannuci says of his original design.
Reflecting on the return of the colorway, now in hightop form, he notes, "When there's a true love for something you understand the importance of respecting the past as well as embracing the future."
The Nike SB Dunk High Pro Gino is available July 27 on SNKRS, nike.com and at select retailers.
July 10, 2017 - The Cortez by Mister Cartoon pack is made up of three distinct silhouettes — white, black and navy blue — with elements hand drawn and designed by artist Mister Cartoon.
The white silhouette replaces the shoe’s traditional Swoosh with a custom Cortez graphic. On the back, Cartoon has implemented the “smile now, cry later” motifs.
The black silhouette reimagines the first two original Cortez shoes. It features a large and redesigned LA graphic on the side that incorporates the Swoosh. The words “Los Angeles” appear in Cartoon’s signature script on the back.
The navy blue silhouette features the iconic Nike Swoosh over an adjusted quilt stitch pattern inspired by the stitching of a classic car interior. A classic LA logo, created in Cartoon’s signature script lettering, appears on the back.
“These shoes represent what I grew up with in the streets of LA. I see the new kids embracing the Cortez because of its simplicity and classic history,” says Mister Cartoon. “I think a lot of people’s favorite is the navy-blue denim Cortez. The reason we did the diamond pattern is to represent the interiors in our lowriders.”
Each shoe features a metal emblem on the bottom lace that identifies the artist behind it, and a custom woven label on the tongue that depicts the 45-year anniversary of the Cortez.
The Nike Cortez by Mister Cartoon is available July 14 on SNKRS, nike.com and at select retailers in the Los Angeles area.
July 10, 2017 - The Nike Metcon 3 "Black X Gold" enables elite performance for a variety of functional movements, thanks to lockdown in the collar, flexibility in the front, stability in the heel and grip underfoot. The bold black and gold colorway symbolizes the pursuit of victory through overcoming challenges.
This special-edition competitive training shoe is available starting July 17 in men's sizing on Nike+, nike.com and at select retailers.