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Nike To Celebrate Kobe Bryant’s Legacy This Week #MambaWeek

Earlier this year, we lost a legend. The tragic passing of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna Bryant, and several others on January 26th put a screeching halt on the world of sports and the whole world in general as the hoops community froze in shock. Since then, it’s been an ongoing mourning period, and finally, Nike has announced its plans to honor the Black Mamba with a full week dedicated to continuing his lasting legacy.  Beginning tomorrow, August 23rd, Mamba Week will move forward with three key efforts – a $1 million donation to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation, the continued support of the Mamba League, and special retail drops. Continue reading “Nike To Celebrate Kobe Bryant’s Legacy This Week #MambaWeek”

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Nike Air Trainer III “Medicine Ball”

A shoe made for transitional wears for a dual sport athlete unlike any other, Bo Jackson, the Trainer III largely made sense for the multi-sport phenom yet it was equally such a sartorial achievement that its style element ranked nearly as high as its performance abilities.

First released in 1988 and retro’ed in 2000, 2009 and 2015, the shoe recently emerged as an inspirational figure for the LeBron Watch, acting as a design focal point for the LeBron 16 “Medicine Ball.”

Nike, though — and right on time — is prepping another retro release of the classic Air Trainer III later this month. All the hype surrounding James’ pair actualized two truths: one being that it fueled anticipation for LeBron’s shoe, and another by restoring the eternal relevance of the OG. However, all that said, when the retro released back in 2015, they didn’t sell through. Some pairs sat, eventually, sadly, and disrespectfully so, hitting the sales rack.

Look for the Nike Air Trainer III “Medicine Ball” on April 25 at Nike SNKRS and select retailers. Continue reading “Nike Air Trainer III “Medicine Ball””

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Air Jordan 1 “Shattered Backboard 3.0”

There’s always discussion surrounding the best original Air Jordan 1 colorways, nowadays there’s an equal amount of talk regarding the best non-OG 1s. By in large, the very-first “Shattered Backboard” tends to land somewhere near the top of that list. As it should.

Jordan Brand, keen on the fact that the Shattered Backboard is a trending style in tumbled leather or satin, looks to have plans to release a third colorway of the coveted style in 2019.

This third pair is reported to remove the white balancer and simply feature a black and orange upper.

Those same reports indicate the tentatively titled Air Jordan 1 “Shattered Backboard 3.0” will release during the fall/winter 2019 season.

Its been reported that the Air Jordan 1 “Shattered Backboard 3.0” will release this October. The drop is tentatively scheduled for October 26, 2019. Continue reading “Air Jordan 1 “Shattered Backboard 3.0””

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Nike LeBron 3 “Home”

Bron Bron is one of very few active athletes with his own signature shoe currently in retro mode and his Nike LeBron 3 returns for the first time since 2006.

Following the “Super Bron,” “Christ the King” and OG White/Navy drops, another original colorway is set to hit retailers next month.

Similar to the Air Zoom Generation OG from 2004 is the Nike LeBron 3 “Home” of 2006. Colored in white, black and red, this retro iteration differs from the first edition as it features Varsity Crimson in lieu of Varsity Red.

This slight deviate is the only difference between the 2006 version and the 2019 edition. All other components are intact and sound. James’ signature line — which began its retro run with the aforementioned Air Zoom Generation — will reach a new high point with the LeBron 16 currently in circulation when the Nike LeBron 3 “Home” lands at retailers on its reported February 2 release date.

Check out some photos of their OG pair by Rob Mata below.

The Nike LeBron 3 “Home” are set to arrive on the SNKRS app and at select Swoosh retailers on April 11th. Peep the official images (along with NiceKicks’ OG shots) below. Continue reading “Nike LeBron 3 “Home””

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Nike Air Foamposite Pro “Hyper Crimson”

When it comes to the Air Foamposite series, historically, what works best in the present is often what worked well in the past. New variations of the shoe haven’t fared nearly as well as beloved retro pairs.

So what does Nike do if they can’t keep retro’ing the same kicks over and over again? Well, Simply produce slight variations of retros that aren’t exactly the same yet not far from it.

If the Nike Air Foamposite One “Copper” is the mothership, then the upcoming “Hyper Crimson” is definitely the offspring.

Gleaming in a similar rustic hue that leans towards that metallic copper shell, black secondary coloring surrounds the base while Swoosh branding lets us know this is a Foamposite Pro and not a Foamposite One.

The Nike Air Foamposite Pro “Hyper Crimson” is set to release on April 6th at a retail price of $220 at select Nike retailers. Continue reading “Nike Air Foamposite Pro “Hyper Crimson””

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OFF-WHITE x Nike Air Force 1 Low

Virgil Abloh released a limited edition AF1 MOMA version earlier this year, and the OFF-WHITE x Nike Air Force 1 Low Black is almost similar to that style. Sporting an all-black upper with signature OFF-WHITE branding and text all over, the sneaker is made of textile, suede and translucent materials across its upper. Finishing details consist of blue zip ties, Nike Air tongue tags moved to the side, “Logo” and Swoosh logos on the suede heel tabs, “AIR” branding on the sole and mini orange tabs embroidered on the Swooshes.

Retailing for $170, look for the OFF-WHITE x Nike Air Force 1 Low Black at select Nike stores and online on December 19th. Are these a definite cop for you or is this a pass? Let us know below! Continue reading “OFF-WHITE x Nike Air Force 1 Low”

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Odell Beckham Jr. Goes Sneaker Shopping With Complex

Odell Beckham Jr. goes Sneaker Shopping with Complex’s Joe La Puma at the new Nike store in NYC, and talks his brand-new Air Force 1 utility shoe, starting out as a sneakerhead at a young age, and hooking teammates up with his own football cleat.
Continue reading “Odell Beckham Jr. Goes Sneaker Shopping With Complex”

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Nike Air Max 98

LeBron James made “Sprite” themed sneakers famous thanks in large part to his endorsement deal with the beverage company. But Nike has taken the theme far beyond just James’ signature collection, utilized the vibrant summer colorway throughout their massive archive.

It appears its current suitor is the 20th anniversary Air Max 98. Scheduled to release tomorrow May 10th, much of the shoe is covered in white while black and blue contrasts maneuver across the retro-styled upper. To close, the vibrancy of Volt finishes the base.

Take a closer look at this forthcoming Nike Air Max 98 below. Continue reading “Nike Air Max 98”

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Nike Air VaporMax 2 “Volt”

While the Air VaporMax 2 continues to gain steam months following its initial launch, Nike is gearing up for summer with the “Volt” colorway.

Pairing the vivid hue with lightweight Flyknit construction, it’s almost certain that this shoe will be a force come warmer weather. Black heel construction caps the look alongside lightened Swoosh branding and translucent VaporMax tooling.

Release details for the Nike Air VaporMax 2 “Volt” have not yet been defined. Stay tuned for more. Continue reading “Nike Air VaporMax 2 “Volt””

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Supreme’s Crazy Expensive Luggage + New Nike LeBron Retros | Release Roundup

In this week’s Release Roundup show Rich “MaZe” Lopez goes over the top news stories and he’s ranking the top 5 sneaker releases of the week, and we’ve all seen sneaker customs, and we’ve all seen sneaker art, but we’ve never seen anything like this before. So stay tuned after their news segment for more.
Continue reading “Supreme’s Crazy Expensive Luggage + New Nike LeBron Retros | Release Roundup”

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Don C Making Jordan Hybrids Hot? + Zach LaVine Talks Slam Dunk Exclusive Sneakers | Release Roundup

In this week’s episode of Release Roundup Rich “MaZe” Lopez talks about the Don C Air Jordan Legacy 312, Virgil Abloh’s Off-White Nike Soccer boot, Nike’s newest women’s sneaker boutique, and Pharrell’s Boost You wear sneakers. We also linked up with the Chicago Bulls’ Zach LaVine to talk adidas and Yeezy. Continue reading “Don C Making Jordan Hybrids Hot? + Zach LaVine Talks Slam Dunk Exclusive Sneakers | Release Roundup”

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OFF WHITE x Nike Air VaporMax “Black”

After many teasers and sneak peeks, Virgil Abloh’s OFF WHITE x Nike Air VaporMax “Black” will finally be released this Friday, March 30. And with the long-awaited sneaker’s release just days away, here’s another look at Abloh’s take on the VaporMax.

The OFF WHITE x Nike Air VaporMax features a black Primeknit upper, white stitching an oversized Swoosh logo, and like other iterations of the VaporMax silhouette, a full-length Air Max cushioning outsole.

Take a look at photos of the OFF WHITE x Nike Air VaporMax “Black” below and visit Sneaker Politics and other select retailers on Friday to pick up a pair. Continue reading “OFF WHITE x Nike Air VaporMax “Black””