February 09, 2018 - This special-edition Nike Metcon 4 comes in two complementary colorways to represent how dynamic duos can bring out the best in one another — specifically, workout partners who help each other push through the toughest training moments.
Functional fitness pros, Nike athletes and real-life power couple Lauren Fisher and Rasmus Andersen embody the strength and heart found in a perfect partnership. “Having a relationship with someone not only outside of the gym, but inside of the gym, means that we hold each other accountable and we make sure we stay on track with our goals,” said Fisher.
These training shoes reflect this accountability and interconnectedness through reverse mirror-image detailing (one shoe is black while the other is white, one has a solid Swoosh and the other has a transparent one and so on). Additionally, the purple and yellow accent colors on the heel and eyelets are exact opposites on the color wheel, meaning they perfectly complement each other.
The special-edition Nike Metcon 4 will be available in men’s (black) and women’s (white) sizes February 14 on nike.com and at select retailers.
September 17, 2018 - Since 1989, Carhartt Work In Progress has been carefully adapting and modifying Carhartt's iconic workwear products for an audience that values refined design and detailing, while still remaining true to the brand’s origins.
The Converse x Carhartt WIP One Star collection applies this same approach by preparing the silhouette with a Cordura® fabric upper that is robustly functional and considerate to the original design. Embellishments include a tongue logo patch made from the coated tarp-like material seen on the trailer coverings of long-distance trucks, and hangtag and D-ring hardware details at the heel.
The collection, which includes classic black, olive and white colorways, launches September 20 on converse.com, carhartt-wip.com and select retailers.
September 16, 2018 - The second of Odell Beckham Jr.'s pregame cleats for the 2018-2019 season, the Nike Mercurial Cleat (Odell Beckham Jr. Special Edition) honors Brazilian soccer legend Ronaldo.
The flood-red colorway features an upper inspired by the Nike Mercurial boot worn by Ronaldo on the game's biggest stage in 1998, when the world saw the rise of one of football's most prolific offensive talents. The cleat's lightweight traction plate — a technological breakthrough that Nike advanced with the Mercurial — gets a modern upgrade with a Nike carbon fiber plate.
The Nike Mercurial Cleat (Odell Beckham Jr. Special Edition) will be worn by OBJ during pregame of the New York Giants’ September 16 away game against the Dallas Cowboys.
September 14, 2018 - One of Nike's most historic running models, the Cortez, is the second silhouette, following the Tennis Classic, to get a full-scale release in Nike's innovative Flyleather — a sustainable material that is made with at least 50 percent leather fiber. Flyleather is lighter, more durable and has a lower carbon footprint than traditional leather; the mindful take on the Cortez also uses less water in manufacture than traditional leather builds and features 100 percent recycled lining, laces and labeling.
The Nike Flyleather Cortez is available now in a White/Light Silver-White colorway from the SNKRS and SNEAKRS apps and at select retailers.
September 09, 2018 - The first in a season line of pregame cleats for Odell Beckham Jr that honor legendary Nike athletes who inspire him, the Nike Tech Challenge II Cleat is a nod to tennis great Andre Agassi.
Beckham Jr.’s electric style of play complements the flood red, cleated iteration of the Nike Tech Challenge II silhouette. The cleat features other details that declare a confident aesthetic, such as the denim material (Agassi was known for wearing washed denim shorts during play in New York City) and an OBJ-titled Nike Swoosh on the tongue.
The Nike Tech Challenge II Cleat will appear during pregame of the New York Giants’ September 9 home game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
September 07, 2018 - After leading England to a semifinal match in Russia and distinguishing himself as the top goal-scorer in the tournament, Nike will honor forward Harry Kane with a special-edition golden Hypervenom 3 boot.
A tonal St. George’s Cross flag appears on the premium golden boot, along with the England National Team badge. Printed on its instep are symbolic words, such as "Lion" and "Leader," that succinctly describe Kane’s rise from his first club, Ridgeway Rovers.
“From our ground here, you can see the cranes going to work at Tottenham Hotspur on the new stadium,” says Ian Marshall, chairman of Ridgeway Rovers. “From here to Spurs, and doing what he did at the World Cup, it’s inspiring, and we couldn’t be more proud [of him].”
Kane will wear the boot upon his international return in September when England faces Spain.
September 01, 2018 - For the third of his Nike Air Max collaborations, the Nike Air Max SK Air, Skepta pays tribute to New York’s role in his career trajectory as an artist and rapper.
Following the June 8, 2014 release of the breakout single "That's Not Me," New York City became a crucial jump-off point in Skepta's push to propel the grime music genre from local London sound to global phenomenon. The Nike Air Max Deluxe SK encapsulates his relationship to the city — where he is embraced with open arms in the five boroughs by fans, friends and family — and serves as a reminder of his emergence.
This shoe's reinterpretation of the iconic 1999 Nike Air Max Deluxe (known for its bold printed uppers) features design details inspired by the insomnia of long nights on the road. The medial side of the shoe reads "NEVER SLEEP ON TOUR," an ethos that has fueled Skepta’s work rate. The upper pattern draws from the VHS static-led aesthetic found in the award-winning video for "That’s Not Me." In a final nod, that single’s release date is printed on the shoe's lateral side.
The Nike Air Max Deluxe SK is available beginning September 8 on the SNEAKRS app. Additional pairs will be available in North America at NikeLab 21 Mercer, Concepts, Dover Street Market and KITH. The Nike Air Max Deluxe SK will also release at select European retailers.
August 30, 2018 - First released in 2016, the Acronym x Nike Air Presto Mid echos designer Errolson Hugh's utility-focused ethos. The zippered collar allows for easy on-off functionality, while the classic mesh upper and midfoot overlays evolve the support structure of the original 2000 Presto.
For the second trio of Acronym x Nike Air Presto Mid releases, Hugh pulls a bold tech-inspired color and graphic scheme. This gives the silhouette a new twist, and one connected to the current "visual projects" Hugh is undertaking by twisting his brand's signature "A" into a camouflage pattern (similar to what was employed on the recent VaporMax Moc 2 x ACRONYM®).
The shoe releases in three colorways — Cool Grey/Black, White Dynamic Yellow/Black, and Racer Pink with Photo Blue/White/Black — on September 20.
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August 30, 2018 - There are more ways than ever to rep your favorite team for the 2018 NFL season. For the first time, both women and men can choose from an assortment of club-themed training shoes, combining the comfort of Nike Air Max and Nike Free technology with exclusive team detailing.
The Nike Free TR 8 for women features team branding on the insole, heel and below the lace loops, along with team color patterns on the heel tab. The shoe’s slip-in design allows for easy entry, and its Nike Free technology provides a lightweight, barefoot feel. The Nike Air Max Typha 2 for men has team branding on the tongue and the aglets, with a breathable mesh upper and an Air Max unit in the heel, offering support and cushion for wherever gameday takes you.
The 2018 NFL footwear collection is available now on nike.com.
August 29, 2018 - A purposeful mix of Nike heritage, style, and cheeky swagger, the Air Force 1 Jester brings a bold new aesthetic to an iconic silhouette. The shoe — a sneaker made by her, for her — was born from a special project called “The 1 Reimagined,” where 14 female Nike designers collaborated for two weeks to create 10 sneakers for women based on the original Air Jordan 1 and Air Force 1 models. With its misplaced Swoosh logos, double-stacked sole, and premium-leather upper, the AF1 Jester has a fresh, tongue-in-cheek vibe befitting its classic forefather.
The AF1 Jester is available August 31 in two new, exclusive colorways, Orange Peel and Olive Canvas, at Bread&&Butter 2018 in Berlin and zalando.com.