We’ve reached an impasse this year – we love the comfort that Nike‘s Air Max sneakers brings, yet the sudden heat wave this week makes it all but impossible to wear sneakers. The solution? Nike’s new Air Rift sneaker-sandal hybrid. Featuring comfort and style all at once, the Air Rift is available now at Rugged Sole.
Nike continues the classic soundtrack with the AC ND, a great vintage tennis shoe. The stone gray colorway comes with a cream yellow sole, yellowed lace styling, and a black leather insert stitched in at the heel. Nike really went all out with the worn look by exposing foam around the tongue which gives the shoe a full blown legacy feeling rather than a new shoe with vintage inspired elements. To pick up a pair of these pre-partied summer kicks, head over to Cali Roots
Nike has continued their tennis revival with a third colorway in the ‘Tennis Classic AC’ line. Joining the gray and brown leather options is a sleek, black leather version. This particular colorway comes with a contrasting, white vulcanized sole and some subtle obsidian highlights on the laces and upper heal. We’re hoping the revivals keep coming, because we’ll keep buying as they get better and better.
Slated to be released this coming May, the newest versions of the Nike Blazer ND take this classic silhouette and casts it in two great color combination’s. Both share a clean white sole; one building upon this with a turbo-green upper and navy laces, the other, pink with gray. The latter are actually a woman’s pair, but as any sartorialist worth his salt knows, good style knows no gender.
We’ve seen the Nike Lunar Chukkah Woven’s in their first colorway of white/rainbow woven into a fabulously crafted shoe, and now it’s navy counterpart is available. The woven detail comes from the Nike Footscape which came out in 1994, adding the more modern Lunarlite foam technology sole. The woven upper means this is a great shoe even on the hottest of summer days. Get them at SOPH.
The Toki ND Canvas is the newest chukka to debut from Nike. The shoe features a Challenge Red canvas with contrast detailing of Cool Grey on the eyelets and ribbing. The white outsole creates a fabulously look that sounds out not only because of its colorway, but also the skill with which it’s executed. Grab yours today from several retailers including Finish Line.
Nike is keeping up to date this summer using studs in their 2010 Big Nike Low Rock ‘N Roll Pack. Featured in this pack is a pair of white leather kicks with tonal white studs on the Swoosh and around the toe box. Silver accents stand out on the white leather for an overall clean and cool look. Look out for them at Chapter Express at the end of April/beginning of May.
Nike Sportswear has released a new colorway of its All Court Low Leather mode. This new colorway comes in a very stylish Velvet Brown with white over the toes and a white midsole. Similar to the Nike Sportswear x fragment design All Court Leather Low which was released a few months ago, it isn’t a fragment design collaboration, but it does feature a similar premium leather. Pick these up now at select Nike Sportswear retailers including 21 Mercer.
Back in ’93, the Nike Air Carnivore turned heads amidst the mad hype of Jurassic Park. Over a decade and a half later the new colorway of this hot retro sneaker is bound to do it again. This wild-looking shoe sports a unique open-concept upper, connected to the midsole through an intricate series of ankle straps and lateral bindings. The Nike Air Carnivore is futuristic dinosaur footwear at its best, so sink your claws into these badboys now.
The ever prolific king of the sneaker world, Nike, has just added to their extensive catalogue with Air Royal Mid VT’s in three hot new colorways: white, black, and mint. The shoes feature the same classic hightop silhouette that Nike is famous for, unadulterated by the slick unity of a single color from top to bottom. All three poses a slight sheen, making them a refined statement to add to your wardrobe for spring. Available for purchase at Nike’s NYC shop, located at 21 Mercer Street.