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NikeCourt Readies Tech Challenge Revival

February 21, 2020 - Three decades on, and the Air Tech Challenge II still issues goosebumps to tennis and sneaker fans alike. Synonymous with the rebellious spirit of its most famous wearer, Andre Agassi, the shoe defined ’90s attitude on the court and introduced both an iconic tooling and an unmistakable upper pattern. The latter characterizes NikeCourt’s revival of the Tech Challenge — a new, Max-Air-equipped court shoe highlighted by those familiar vibrant graphics. 

A modified herringbone pattern provides the NikeCourt Tech Challenge 20 excellent traction. The aforementioned Max Air unit offers cushioning in the heel and helps create a smooth heel-to-toe transition. The medial side of the Air unit is hidden — helping to provide durability during slides — and ankle support is augmented by an asymmetrical collar. 

As in the original Air Tech Challenge II, the classic “Nike Air” logo appears on the heel. 

The NikeCourt Tech Challenge 20 releases February 26 for Nike Members and will be available February 29 on nike.com and through select retailers. 

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April 15, 2020 - Featuring a tie-dye upper, transparent midfoot overlay and ice-blue outsole, the Nike Adapt BB 2.0 Tie Dye releases April 18 throughout Greater China. It releases in North America later in summer 2020.

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Washed Tones and Energetic Pops of Color Fashion the Vibrant Pack

April 15, 2020 - The Vibrant Pack takes Air Max silhouettes — including Nike Air Max 200, Nike Air Max 270 React, Nike Air Max Tailwind IV, Nike MX-720-818 and Nike Air Max 720 — and gives each a summer-ready upper and crisp color scheme. In addition to Air Max underfoot, the layered translucent color and pattern throughout the pack give the illusion of light and weightlessness.

The NSW Vibrant Pack is available this spring for men, women and kids on nike.com and the Nike App.

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2000s Vibes Define the Nike Alphina 5000

April 15, 2020 - Though the name might remind of ’90s slang, the vibe of the new Nike Alphina 5000 is pure 2000s. The look is conveyed by a bold use of a generation-defining technology, Nike Flywire. Introduced in 2008, Flywire creates a lightweight system of support through principles inspired by the cables from suspension bridges. On the Alphina 5000, the articulation of Flywire celebrates its initial aesthetic, whether in multi-color bursts or more subdued tones. The shoe’s bold TPU Swoosh panel gives added dimension to the lateral side, as does the sculpted midsole. Paying homage to the classic 2000s Bowerman Series of running shoes, the sole unit is also cored out at key points and given a playful asymmetry. In combination, the shoe's elements bring a new interpretation to chunky athletic nostalgia.  

The Nike Alphina 5000 releases this spring. 

April 10, 2020 - Before “athleisure” and “dad shoe” joined our everyday vernacular, the fitness boom of the 1980s birthed the idea of the cross trainer. With it, Nike unleashed a string of bold, industry-defining designs suited for wear in the weight room, on the court and across turf. An unintended, but swiftly realized, product of those arresting designs was a versatile adoption by the era’s musical subcultures. 

Introduced in 1990, the Air Cross Trainer 3 Low extends aesthetic cues from the Air Trainer SC High. It was defined by a subtle upper color scheme, accented by pops of color on the tongue and midsole — a characteristic that remains in its 2020 version. This shoe maintains a subdued tech vibe suitable for a range of daily activities.

The Nike Air Cross Trainer 3 Low is available this spring on nike.com.

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The Standout Women's Sandal for Summer

April 10, 2020 - Translating the chunky look and feel of a Max Air unit to a sandal, the Nike Air Max Koko debuts for summer 2020. The women's silhouette, shape and proportion are defined by a large-volume Max Air bag and a sculpted forefoot reminiscent of Vapormax. The shoe translates to a funky, elevated, high-tech take on a summer staple. The Nike Air Max Koko is available now on nike.com. 

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Neymar Jr. Mercurial Vapor Jogo Prismático

April 06, 2020 - Neymar Jr. never stops inventing, refracting the harsh glare of the spotlight into a brilliant spectrum of athleticism. It’s those prismatic elements of Neymar Jr. that serve as the inspiration for Nike’s special edition Neymar Jr. Mercurial Vapor Jogo Prismático: a boot that is the embodiment of the player.

A bold expression of all he brings on and off the pitch, Neymar Jr.’s latest player edition boot is packed with character. From the Ousadia (Daring) and Alegria (Joy) printed on the heels of the boot corresponding to Neymar Jr.’s tattoos on his legs, to the boot's aesthetic nods to the dynamic 2019 Mercurial Vapor Speed Freak, this boot weaves in elements of Neymar Jr. and Nike Football history throughout its design. Also underscoring Neymar Jr.'s longstanding relationship with Nike, this boot highlights the stars of his first Mercurial player edition — the 2017 “Written in the Stars” Mercurial Vapor  — hidden amongst the kaleidoscopic print. For the first time, Neymar Jr.’s latest player edition boot also employs his new NJR signature logo; the previous NJR logo is used as a secondary detail within the pattern.

The Neymar Jr. Mercurial Vapor Jogo Prismático is available April 6 on nike.com.

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Jordan Brand Celebrates the Jordan V and More for Summer 2020

April 02, 2020 - The Jordan Brand Summer 2020 collection brings fresh takes to Jordan classics, weaving together Jumpman heritage and contemporary style. The new line offers something for everyone, including two Air Jordan V editions celebrating the silhouette’s 30th anniversary, a retro of the Air Jordan XIII “Flint” and new colorways of the Air Jordan XI low.

AIR JORDAN V RETRO
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of its release, the Air Jordan V Retro returns in its original Fire Red colorway. This latest rendition, which includes an iced-out blue rubber outsole, stays true to the 1990 OG details with the iconic reflective silver tongue and red Jumpman and Nike Air branding. 

AIR JORDAN V SE
Paying tribute to the 30th anniversary of the Air Jordan V, this summer launch celebrates the legendary silhouette by combining its three most iconic colorways: Fire Red, Metallic and Grape.

AIR JORDAN I HI OG RETRO
An alternate version of Jordan Brand’s 2018 Purple Toe colorway on the timeless Air Jordan I HI OG silhouette, this summer offering comes with a white toe box and purple forefoot overlays for a clean and classic look.

WOMEN’S AIR JORDAN I HIGH OG
For the first time a graphic will be used on the women’s Air Jordan I HI OG, employing a seasonal tie-dye.

WOMEN’S AIR JORDAN IV RETRO
The shoe, a seasonal take on the Air Jordan IV, is designed to celebrate hope and inspire peace, love and harmony. It employs a white tumbled leather upper with an OG cement-like execution on the midfoot, toe and heel tab. Pops of red, green and yellow are featured throughout the netting, tongue and Air bag.  

AIR JORDAN IV RETRO
The Air Jordan IV gets an all-white reset with subtle pops of color and metallic silver detailing throughout each of the four colorways: Court Purple, University Red, Pine Green and Team Orange. 

AIR JORDAN VII RETRO
This fresh take on the Air Jordan VII employs a mix of vibrant colors on a light gray upper, and also includes the numbers 130014-100, referencing the style code of the original 1991 colorway. 

WOMEN’S AIR JORDAN XI RETRO LOW
This Air Jordan XI Low is a new flip on one of the original sketches of the formidable Air Jordan XI Concord. 

AIR JORDAN XI RETRO LOW
Combining the beloved Concord and Black/Red colorways, this updated colorway blends two legendary looks of the Air Jordan XI lineage for the first time. 

AIR JORDAN XIII RETRO
Adhering to the original specs from 1998, the beloved classic is highlighted by using original reflective mesh on the upper, original Flint Grey wrapped midsole, mudguard and heel, and mesh overlays. 

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The Jordan Delta Blends High-End Craft with High-Tech Construction

March 30, 2020 - With the Jordan Delta, Jordan Brand brings together its heritage of high-end material craftsmanship and high-tech construction methods. The shoe is designed for daily wear and is highlighted by an upper constructed with breathable mesh and augmented by lush suede overlays. The interior is seamless to prevent abrasion and ensure a smooth feel against the foot for all-day comfort. Additional padding to the collar and ergonomic tongue and heel loops further prioritize function-first design. 

Underfoot, the Jordan Delta has full-length Nike React foam. The shoe's abstract herringbone pattern, which references a basketball mainstay for traction, delivers support and lightweight flexibility.

Minimal branding, in the form of hand-drawn elements, allows the form and construction of the Jordan Delta to speak for itself as a modern expression of the Jordan Brand.

The Jordan Delta SP, a Sail/Photo Blue-White version of the shoe, launches April 4 on Jordan.com and at select retailers. The Vachetta Tan colorway arrives May 14 in full family sizing, and the Black colorway releases June 6.

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The Latest Nike Tiempo Gets the Legend IV Elite Color Treatment

March 27, 2020 - The Nike Tiempo Future DNA Tiempo Legend brings classic Nike Football design to one of the brand’s latest on-pitch innovations.

Originally released in 2011, the Nike Tiempo Legend IV Elite was the lightest Tiempo of its time — by at least 20 grams. Even more enticing than its lightweight feel was its ability to stand out on the pitch: the cleat’s vibrant orange pop of color from the tongue, heel graphic, stud tips and laces created a stark contrast from the black premium leather upper (a signature of the Tiempo franchise). Nike Flywire technology was integrated into the leather for a midfoot lockdown and, overall, more dynamic fit, while enhanced vamp stitching was strategically placed for lateral agility.

With tribute to its predecessor, the latest Nike Tiempo Legend 8 gets OG Tiempo Legend IV Elite color treatment. Its fit and feel is defined by the Legend 8’s stitchless, quilted diamond pattern upper and Flyknit Fit Tunnel, providing a supportive and snug fit around the midfoot. Additionally, the boot has Quadfit mesh in the forefoot to prevent overstretch of the outer leather layer.

The boot is the fourth and final release from Nike Football’s Future DNA Pack, in which Nike’s current performance boots each pay homage to a classic Nike Football design, and follows the release of the Nike Phantom VSN 2 Future DNA Hypervenom, the Nike Mercurial Vapor Future DNA Mercurial and the Nike Phantom VNM Future DNA T90.

The Nike Tiempo Future DNA Tiempo Legend is available March 27 on nike.com.