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Commemorative Boots for Megan Rapinoe

December 02, 2019 - In recognition of Megan Rapinoe’s most recent accolade, and in a year of massive achievements, Nike presents commemorative boots made specially for her.

The pink and gold colorway draws inspiration from Rapinoe’s signature hair color and the trophies she has won. Her first and last name appear prominently on the lateral sides of the boot, with “Just Do It’ on the medial side. The heel counter and sockliner carry the four stars Rapinoe and her American teammates proudly sport on their national team jerseys.

One-of-a-kind boots for a one-of-a-kind player, this special edition will not be sold at retail. 

February 05, 2020 - Designed for 800 meter to 10k races, the Nike Air Zoom Victory is a complete paradigm shift in distance track spike design. 

Inspired by the Nike Alphafly NEXT%, the spike is built with a combination of Nike ZoomX foam, carbon fiber plate and Nike Air Zoom. The latter is supplied by a unique welded Nike Zoom Air sole, which divides the unit into two separate pockets, provides responsive impact protection and allows for a smooth transition without sacrificing control on the track. The Nike ZoomX foam is employed as a thin midsole between the carbon plate and ground, and the full system is tuned to minimize energy loss and maximize response. The spike's upper is formed from Nike Atomknit, a new version of Nike Flyknit.

The Nike Air Zoom Victory is part of Nike’s race day footwear offering in summer 2020.

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The Nike React Vision D/MS/X Experiments with Comfort

January 31, 2020 - The Nike React Vision D/MS/X incorporates more of its namesake React cushioning than its predecessor, the Nike React Element 87, and builds off the 2018 release's futuristic and technical aesthetic.

Once again, Nike Sportswear continues to experiment with Nike React in search of surreal cushioning solutions for all-day wear. Employing the algorithm from the Element series, Nike React Vision’s exaggerated tooling with protruding lugs provides a soft bounce with each step.

The Nike React Vision interprets uppers from classic running silhouettes, Air Span II and Internationalist, and remixes their designs for an exaggerated aesthetic. An overstuffed tongue and lightweight-mesh upper bring top-of-foot comfort.

The Nike React Vision D/MS/X releases February 6 on SNKRS, SNEAKRS and at select retailers.

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January 30, 2020 - maharishi's latest program with Nike by You celebrates the merger of technology and nature. 

Using Nike’s tallest Air unit, which is constructed from 75 percent recycled material, the maharishi By You Air Max 720 carries a distinct custom camouflage inspired by leopard spots. “Camouflage, in truth, is an abstract rendition of nature,” says maharishi founder Hardy Blechman. 

maharishi's abstraction of the leopard print is translated in a custom jacquard knit upper that comes in a choice of colors: leopard heat, leopard moss, leopard desert and leopard noble red. The depth of the camouflage is extended by a balance between the base surface of the fabric and the flocked yarns that sit about it. This creates a strong textural dimension, as well as a subtle shift of personality, depending on time of day.

Further customization comes in the form of a selection of maharishi “truisms” — “THE TRUTH IS ONE” or “WISE TYGERS” — which can embellish the Air unit. 

The maharishi By You Air Max 720 can be customized now and will be available February 3 from nikebyyou.nike.com/maharishibyyou

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Built for Speed: The Nike Vapor Edge

January 30, 2020 - Built for speed and performance at the highest level in professional football, the Nike Vapor Edge offers instant propulsion and power transfer. The ultra-light, aerodynamic cleat also provides a responsive feel thanks to its independent traction pods.

The Vapor Edge's airy aesthetic is complemented by a second-skin fit that employs Nike Flyknit 360-degrees around the foot and propulsion chassis. The design was a direct response to player feedback to create a cleat that feels like a sock with spikes. 

The Nike Vapor Edge launches February 2 on nike.com. 

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Special-Edition PhantomVNM for Christine Sinclair

January 29, 2020 - This special-edition Nike PhantomVNM boot commemorates Christine Sinclair’s 185th career international goal — the most scored by any footballer — during her match on January 29, 2020. Flooded in Canadian red, the boot features personal details such as her jersey number, a Canadian flag, a quote from her college coach (“You better earn your right to play”) and two nicknames (“Sinc” and “Wonder”). The left sockliner includes meaningful dates and geographic coordinates from Sinclair’s career, while the right sockliner recognizes important figures in Sinclair’s life. An overhead view reveals an outline inspired by the shape of a maple leaf.

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Air Jordan XXXIV "Bayou Boys" PE for Zion Williamson

January 22, 2020 - Zion Williamson of the New Orleans Pelicans debuted his first regular-season Air Jordan XXXIV PE January 22 against the San Antonio Spurs. The reflective faux gator material is inspired by Williamson's play in the Bayou State and by his aggressive playing style, punctuated by the sharp teeth at the base of the tongue.

The Air Jordan XXXIV "Bayou Boys" releases in March.

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Nike ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT% Blue Ribbon Sports

January 21, 2020 - On January 25, 1964, Nike co-founders Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman created Blue Ribbon Sports, which landed its first specialty store location three years later under the direction of Jeff Johnson in Santa Monica, California. Commemorating the anniversary of Blue Ribbon Sports is a limited-edition Nike ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT%, with quirky scribbles printed on the white upper that relate to the storefront's past — its Pico Boulevard address, old shoe boxes, race bibs and more.

The colorway releases January 25 on nike.com and at the below specialty retailers:

  • 3107 Pico (Santa Monica, California)
  • Heartbreak Hill Running Company (Boston; Chicago)
  • Runologie (Raleigh, North Carolina)
  • Mill City Running (Minneapolis)
  • The Loop Running Supply Co. (Austin, Texas)
  • BlackToe Running Inc. (Toronto, Ontario)
  • A Runner's Mind (San Francisco)

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Air on the Side of Comfort with the New Air Max Verona

January 21, 2020 - In 1992, Nike released its first women’s exclusive Air Max shoe: the Air Verona. Fast forward nearly 30 years, and joining recent women’s-focused Air Max silhouettes, including the Nike Air Max Thea and Nike Air Max Dia, Nike Sportswear pays homage to the women’s running shoe by introducing the Air Max Verona.

The Air Max Verona borrows elements of the Air Max 90’s tooling and gives it a lifted, exaggerated heel for a unique new look. The latest women's silhouette from Nike Sportswear also emphasizes comfort as queen with the Air Max 200 unit, which is on display for all to see with a window 200 percent larger than traditional side visibility Air units.    

The Nike Air Max Verona releases globally February 15, with additional colors releasing on March 5. 

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How to Get the Nike Golf Air Max 97 "Grass"

January 20, 2020 - Repurposed for the golf course, the lifestyle runner features an upper that mimics the look of green turf, employs the revolutionary full-length Nike Air unit and is accented with an embroidered yellow Swoosh.

The Nike Golf Air Max 97 "Grass" releases to Nike Members January 27 on nike.com.