Check out the new Chroma options for the KD VI on NIKEiD. Two years in the making, NIKEiD’s Chroma option was inspired by popular iridescent paint jobs on cars. Moving forward, Chroma will be available on Nike Basketball signature shoes.
Converse announces the launch of the Spring 2013 Missoni for Converse Auckland Racer. The latest collaboration with Missoni features the iconic Auckland Racer with two new fabric updates for spring. First debuted at the Missoni’s Men’s Spring Summer 2013 runway show in Milan, the shoes feature Missoni’s iconic multi-stitch fabric featuring a multi-color gradient-fade.
The Auckland Racer silhouette hails from the early days of the jogging movement in the 1970’s and serves as the model for these beautiful collaborative shoes from Converse and Missoni. Each shoe features a wool/viscose upper, premium canvas lining, white rubber soles and a subtle lamé yarn woven into the fabric.
Converse First String is a limited-edition collection that celebrates craftsmanship, authenticity and collaboration at the highest level. The Missoni for Converse Auckland Racer will be available Friday, March 29, 2013 in limited quantities at Missoni boutiques and select Converse First String retailers globally. All shoes will retail for a MSRP of $200 and will be available in unisex sizing 7 – 13.
The Nike Lenox store in Atlanta has transformed into the brand’s first pilot basketball store, offering the best in Nike and Jordan brand basketball products. Unlike your run-of-the-mill House of Hoops, Nike Lenox has the ability to drop coveted sneakers at any time. This “surprise & delight” approach to releasing kicks eliminates the lines and rowdiness we’ve seen appear in the news during drops from years past. New or old drops could happen at any time of day on any given day, putting a new spin on the phrase, “sneaker game”. To stay up to date with Nike Lenox, I highly recommend following @NikeLenox on Twitter.
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Nike Football debuts the Nike Vapor Laser Talon that incorporates a revolutionary 3D printed plate that will help football athletes perform at their best. In a version built to master the 40, the Nike Vapor Laser Talon weighs a mere 5.6 oz. and is specifically designed for optimal traction on football turf and helping athletes maintain their “drive stance” longer. Expect to see these on the feet of many athletes at the NFL combines this week.
The plate of the cleat is crafted using Selective Laser Sintering technology (SLS) and is the sport’s first 3D printed plate. SLS is a manufacturing technique using high-powered lasers to fuse small particles of materials into a 3-dimentional shape. The SLS process allows for the engineering and creation of shapes not possible with traditional manufacturing processes, as well as the ability to make design updates within hours instead of months to truly accelerate the innovation process to never seen speeds.
Imagine a world in the future where we will able to purchase and print athletic gear at home!
Since 2002, NIKE, Inc. CEO and designer Mark Parker, Nike design legend Tinker Hatfield and style ambassador Hiroshi Fujiwara have worked together to amplify innovations and explore creative concepts that take the brand to new places.
Now the three have collaborated once again to deliver a new chapter in the Nike Flyknit technology story: The Nike HTM Flyknit Chukka.
Nike’s Flyknit technology combines performance innovation with reduced environmental impact. This manufacturing innovation reduces weight as well as improves fit — creating a shoe that behaves like a second skin, adapting to the shape of the foot in motion. The Nike Flyknit woven upper reduces manufacturing waste by two-thirds in terms of weight as compared to typical performance running shoes.
The latest addition to the Nike HTM Flyknit line blends the clean, modern style of the chukka boot with Nike Flyknit technology, creating an iconic new silhouette for the street. The knitted, form-fitting upper is enhanced by Nike Flywire technology for support, and a Nike Lunarlon outsole provides a smooth ride.
The Nike HTM Flyknit Chukka will be available in two colorways, both drawing on a winter-inspired “Snow Style” palette. The first shoe blends the natural tones of grey and blue with white details. The second, more muted version features a subtle mix of grey and white.
The Nike HTM Flyknit Chukka will be available starting in February at select retailers around the world including Nike Stadium Milan, Nike Stadium Paris and 1948 in London.
Designed to mimic the natural biomechanics of the foot, the Nike Free Inneva Woven is defined by its premium crafted details: a hand-woven upper, dynamic lacing system and natural motion.
An intricate 360-degree hand-woven system interconnects laces with the nylon webbing to create a complex pattern that cradles the upper precisely to the foot. Taking inspiration from Nike running technologies, the natural motion midsole and outsole is flexible and comfortable.
The Nike woven process maximizes the “less is more” philosophy to minimize material waste to create a basket-like weave that serves both function and style.
First introduced in 2000, the original Nike Air Woven shoe flipped the convention of shoe making to create a new aesthetic that spawned a faithful fan contingent. This 2012 introduction of the Nike Free Inneva Woven brings the woven technique to a whole new level, with precision weave that features varied strand widths for support, flexibility and breathability. The Nike Free Inneva Woven merges craftsmanship and performance innovation to form a design that is as beautiful as its benefits.
The Nike Free Inneva Woven launches globally in limited quantities on Saturday, September 22. Check out the video after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
My heart is racing and I can barely type this news!!! One of my favorite sneakers, the Nike Challenge Court, (#GrailStatus) has received a Nike Skateboarding makeover. Original Nike team rider and style icon, Gino Iannucci, adapts a classic tennis sneaker from the ’80s for the streets of 2012. While the original model was rocked courtside by Nike tennis icon John McEnroe, this new adaptation is the result of a bold vision from a new icon. Watch as two of New York’s giants come face-to-face, and the worlds of Gino and Johnny Mac collide! Must cop immediately!!! I wish there was a skate shop open at 9:30 at night…
Today, Nike releases its third installment of the HTM Flyknit collection. HTM, the ongoing collaboration between Fragment Design Founder Hiroshi Fujiwara, Nike design legend Tinker Hatfield and Nike Inc. CEO and designer Mark Parker, celebrates the groundbreaking performance attributes of a new technology that changes the way footwear is constructed.
Since 2002, these three designers have worked together to amplify new innovations, reinterpret existing designs, and explore concepts that take the brand to new places.
Pushing the boundaries of Nike Flyknit technology by showcasing the aesthetic possibilities of fabrics, colors and patterns, this third collection features a refreshed series of color ways. Releasing as a collection of six unique color ways, the HTM Trainer+ is woven into four classic solids, Black, Blue, Volt, and bold Red, embellished with the swoosh mark on the back heel. Two additional styles from the collection feature a multi-colored upper that is the result of the yarns from the classic solids coming together through multiple weave variations. This approach allows for varying hues to combine into an intricate variation of textured patterns producing a bold heathered upper that exhibits the precision and complexity of knit technology. Made complete with Nike’s signature Lunarlon cushioning system, the HTM Trainer+ is finished with a sleek white Lunarlon sole that ties the collection together.
Launching this week, the third release of the HTM Flyknit Collection in all six color ways will be available in limited quantities at select Nike retail locations globally. Please visit www.nikestadiums.com for specific release dates.
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photos by Joe Martinez
This past weekend marked the 30th anniversary of one of Nike’s most iconic sneaker, the Air Force 1. To commemorate the event, Nike Sportswear set up shop at Rivington Court for an afternoon of basketball, music, and the release of the Air Force One Low High Frequency Digital Camouflage, or the “Digi-Camo” for short. The event was open to the public, and it was a mixed crowd of sneaker heads, curious tourists, and plenty of kids on summer break. Guests wandering into the event were treated to Mister Softee ice cream, and burgers from NYC food truck, Feed Your Hole. The afternoon wrapped up with a performance from Theophilus London. The temporary basketball court will remain on the Lower East Side through the end of the summer. Great way to kick off the summer and to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the AF1! Check out the rest of my photos after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »