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NikeCourt Air Zoom Ultrafly Grass

June 20, 2016 - Designed for grass court play, the NikeCourt Air Zoom Ultrafly Grass features an updated upper and outsole. The all-white leather upper honors the tradition of the penultimate Grand Slam of the season, while the dimpled outsole delivers optimal traction for the speedy surfaces of SW19. 

The NikeCourt Air Zoom Ultrafly Grass is now available on nike.com.

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Converse Chuck 70 Heritage Court

March 30, 2018 - Introduced in 2013, the Chuck 70 is built off the original 1970’s design for the Chuck Taylor All Star with a deliberate nuance and attention to detail. Since its debut, the Chuck 70 has become a choice silhouette for designer collaborations — featuring in projects with the likes of Rei Kawakubo, Missoni, Jonathan Anderson and Virgil Abloh.

This spring, the shoe is celebrated in its full sporting glory with the Converse Chuck 70 Heritage Court collection. Winged tongue stitching, 35mm rubber taping, 12oz canvas and a distinct “Chuck Taylor All Star” license plate deliver vintage vibes, which are augmented by a refreshed color palette and tricolor blocking on the mid-sole pinstripe.  

The Converse Chuck 70 Heritage Court collection is available on converse.com and at select retailers.

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The NikeCourt Fresh Pack

March 27, 2018 - In bright color schemes inspired by the vibrant style of 90’s tennis, the NikeCourt Fresh pack includes the Air Zoom Vapor X (shown first), the Air Zoom Cage 3 (shown second) and Air Zoom Ultra React (shown third).

NikeCourt athletes, including Simona Halep who's currently ranked world number one, will wear these throughout the European clay season until competition in Paris at the end of May.

“On clay, it’s important that the sole of the shoe lets you slide but isn’t slippery,” says Simona, who wears the NikeCourt Vapor X. All three shoes feature a modified herringbone pattern on the outsole that provides excellent traction on clay surfaces, while Air Zoom units offer cushioning for longer rallies typically seen on those courts. And for fun, black speckles on the upper represent clay splatter.

The NikeCourt Air Zoom Ultra React, Air Zoom Cage 3 and Air Zoom Vapor X will be available in women's colorways (shown) and men's colorways April 3 on nike.com and at select retailers.

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AIR MAX 1/97 SEAN WOTHERSPOON

March 23, 2018 - The Air Max 1/97 Sean Wotherspoon will be available in toddler sizes in North America on March 31 and in Europe on April 7. 

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KOBE AD NXT 360

March 21, 2018 - Debuted tonight on DeMar DeRozan, the KOBE AD NXT 360 features a next generation Nike Flyknit upper that wraps the foot with 360-degree construction for a secure, second-skin fit. The shoe is equipped with a dual-density drop-in foam midsole made of Nike React technology and Lunarlon to maximize cushioning and response.

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Nike Free x Metcon

March 12, 2018 - For the first time, Nike Free’s flexibility and Nike Metcon’s durability collide in a new men’s training shoe, the Nike Free x Metcon.   

The TPU-faced open mesh through the vamp is similar to chain mesh, so it’s light and breathable but also durable. The toe clip offers protection on the medial side during burpees, while the heel clip helps minimize drag during wall exercises such as handstand pushups. The triangle mid-foot rubber wrap and provides stability.

Laser-siped flex grooves in the forefoot maximize natural motion and forefoot flexibility for running and jumping, while minimal siping in the heel creates a stable platform for lifting.

The black core that pops out through the tri-stars at the bottom is a softer-density foam that provides cushion underfoot, while the outer shell is a firmer-density foam that doesn't compromise stability during lateral moves. Small laser dots on the outsole provide grip.

The Nike Free x Metcon training shoe will be available in men’s sizes on April 1 globally.

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Converse Birth of Michael Jordan Pro Leather

March 09, 2018 - In celebration of the 35th anniversary of Michael Jordan’s NCAA title, and in recognition of the University of North Carolina’s 2017 championship, Tinker Hatfield and Dan Sunwoo have created a limited, friends and family edition of the Converse Pro Leather.

The shoe, which was worn by Jordan in the ’82 tournament, features a Jumpman rather than the customary Star Chevron. “MJ was wearing the Converse Pro Leather in the 1982 Championship. He is often quoted as saying he felt he became Michael Jordan in that moment,” explains Hatfield. “To signify the birth of MJ, I had the Converse logo fade out and the Jumpman appear.”

The left heel pays homage to the Tar Heels’ 1982 uniform short, while the right references the 2017 championship team’s version of the now traditional UNC argyle pattern.

The Converse Birth of Michael Jordan Pro Leather will be presented to the current UNC team, as well as friends and family of the program and Jordan Brand.

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Air Jordan III Seoul

February 28, 2018 - Created by Tinker Hatfield and Dan Sunwoo as a special project in Nike’s Innovation Kitchen, the Air Jordan III Seoul commemorates the 30-year anniversary of the city’s hosting of summer games and the moment Michael Jordan won the 1988 Slam Dunk Contest.

“I grew up a sneakerhead in Seoul and I wanted to create a shoe that pays homage to the creative energy of the city. Now is the perfect time, building on the momentum of the winter games and the love Korean consumers have for Jordan Brand,” says Sunwoo.

The Taegukgi (Korean flag) inspires the shoe’s overall color scheme, with the “taeguk” symbol expressed through the lining and collar’s blue and red and the white upper representing peace and purity (as it does on the flag). 서울 (Seoul) is featured on the left inner tongue, while the 1988 summer games motto 화합과 전진 (Harmony and Progress) is featured on the right inner tongue. The heel reads “Nike Air” in a clear nod to the original Air Jordan III.

The AJIII Seoul will go on sale March 10 on nike.com.kr and at the Jordan Hongdae store.

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Nike LA Cortez

February 27, 2018 - No single connection between a shoe and a city is as strong as Los Angeles’ embrace of the Nike Cortez, originally released in 1972. That bond continues with the Nike LA Cortez, the latest Cortez collaboration between Nike and Nike athlete Maria Sharapova.

Combining her favorite sneaker with her favorite city — and the place she calls home — Sharapova, who has always had a strong eye for design and fashion, says she wanted to create a shoe that captured "LA’s high style." The color palette was inspired by LA’s laid-back vibes and the earthy hues of a West Coast sunrise. Playing off of Sharapova’s childhood interest in calligraphy, the shoe utilizes refined design lines for an off-court elegance. Thoughtful attention to craft and detail brings dimensional layering with premium suedes, leathers and soft gold accents.

"I love how it’s minimal and understated in certain ways, yet there’s so much attention to detail with the finishes, materials and even color," says Sharapova. "I was inspired by my morning walks along the coast on my way to practice, and I think we captured that peaceful essence in this shoe." 

The Nike LA Cortez will launch March 1 at Nordstrom x Nike Sneaker Boutiques and on nordstrom.com, and March 2 on the SNKRS app, nike.com and at Nike The Grove and Nike Santa Monica. 

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Women's Nike SB Bruin Hi x Lacey Baker

February 21, 2018 - Black leather and a white Swoosh give this Women's Nike SB Bruin a clean, classic look. Designed by Lacey Baker, a pro skater and member of the LGBTQ community, the contrasting eye design on the heels represents visibility, which Baker views as an important value for people who aren’t normally seen in mainstream media.
 
The Women’s Nike SB Bruin Hi x Lacey Baker will be available February 24 on nike.com and at select retailers.