Since giving us a brief glimpse awhile back, we finally get a more comprehensive look at the collaboration between Supreme and Nike SB on this version of the “Tennis Classic” silhouette. Since it’s debut as the “Wimbledon” model in the mid 70′s, the renamed “Tennis Classic” has graced courts around the world, and now thanks to Supreme has a fresh redesign ready for the streets of your city. Coming in four seasonally-appropriate colorways, this premium leather edition features a molded snakeskin pattern on select panels and custom branding to commemorate two titans of the fashion world working together. The Supreme x Nike SB Tennis Classics are expected to be priced at $110 USD and hit online shops April 25th, 2013.
A product of legendary designers Tinker Hatfeild and Bruce Kilgore joining forces to experiment with the potential of Nike’s visible air technology, the Air Max 180 has become one of the AM family’s most prized silhouettes. Featuring an air cushion that was 50% larger than anything that had came before it, with the 180 degrees of visibility that gave this shoe its name. Given the full vintage treatment, this OG edition retains everything that made it an all time classic.
Nike’s collaborative collection with Undercover for the Japanese “Gyakusou” Running Club has – over the past few seasons – become a much lauded product. Combining Nike’s depth of technical fabrics and materials with Undercover’s clean designs and construction makes for a fantastic offering yet again. Focusing on trail running for the Spring/Summer 2013 season, the collection features shorts, hooded jackets, base layers and of course both men’s and women’s running shoe options.
Just announced in time for spring marathon season, the lightweight Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ brings a nearly seamless upper of Nike Flyknit material together with the plush, responsive cushion of Lunarlon. Strategically placed durable rubber inserts in the outsole deliver maximum impact protection in key areas on the heel and i, minimizing foot fatigue and potential injuries. Additionally, Nike Flyknit construction also eliminates the need for the multiple materials and reduces waste by an average of 80 percent when compared to the typical method of multiple materials being stitched together. The sneaker will hit select retailers in a series of colors starting in early February.
Always an innovator, Nike has released a new woven version of their popular ‘Roshe Run’ silhouette to commemorate the running of the 2013 Nagoya Marathon. These wovens feature an upper consisting of a mixture of hot red and sharp teal, with a dark green heel and toe. Additional details include a flower engraving and a special insole which features a bold red and white striping along with star detailing.
On January 25, 2013, Cole Haan will launch the third collection of their Nike LunarGrand silhouettes, this time teaming up with fragment design. The collection will launch initially at Dover Street Market in Ginza, Japan, followed by the Cole Haan SoHo flagship and finally retailers worldwide on February 6. Featuring the saddle shoe and penny tassel loafer from Fall/Winter 2012, this release brings two additional new styles in Long Wing and the Venetian Bit. We have to admit at first we weren’t crazy about the LunarGrand platform being reworked by Cole Haan, but it’s proven to take well to a multitude of styles over these most recent offerings
The Nike Free Woven shoe takes a lightweight, flexible running style and puts a colorful spin on it – this time contributing both a green and blue colorway to a palette already defined by a handsome black/sail interpretation. After learning that Stanford athletes had been training barefoot on the university’s golf course, three of Nike’s most innovative and creative employees set out to develop a shoe that felt natural and weightless – similar to bare feet. The team spent eight years studying the biomechanics of shoeless running. The results yielded a profound understanding of the foot’s natural landing angle, pressure and toe position – thus allowing Nike designers to build an unconventional and flexible running shoe from the inside out. Squadron Green, Blue and Black colorways of the hybrid silhouette are now available online for $140 USD each.
To celebrate Black History Month, Nike has released this amazing collection of footwear and clothing under the tagline, “Be Bold. Be True.” Soccer superstar Didier Drogba, tennis legend Serena Williams and basketball phenom Kevin Durant provide creative inspiration for the products in the collection. The collection features a total of seven shoes, two T-shirts, a special-edition Destroyer jacket, Nike Elite socks and 5-panel hat. A collaboration between Nike Sportswear and Nike Basketball, the shoes include the Nike Lunar Force 1, Nike Air Force 1 Foamposite Hi, Nike Dunk Sky Hi and Nike Air Force 1 Downtown. Nike Basketball shoes complete the BHM collection with special versions of the KD V, LeBron X and KOBE 8 SYSTEM; all three featuring black, grey and orange with the signature Nike BHM print. These special edition shoes will debut on court during pro basketball’s Martin Luther King Jr. tribute on Monday, January 21.
Nike has just unveiled the “Year of the Snake” Air Force 1, marking the 11th iteration of the iconic silhouettes celebration of the Chinese Zodiac. This latest release, available in both high and low-top versions, features heavily accented snakeskin details. The low-top sports a red leather upper with tonal snakeskin paneling on the toebox, side panel and contrasting black swoosh, purple lining and black and purple sole. The high-top version features colored snakeskin inserts on the toebox, side panels, swoosh, ankle strap and eyelets. An iconic version of an already iconic shoe, this is another strong offering in the Chinese New Year series of AF1′s.
Nike attempts to cure your winter blues with a version of their Solarsoft Moccasin in an “Atomic Teal” colorway. Mixing a braided suede upper with hits of dark grey on the heel and lining, the entire look is rounded out with a Solarsoft foam sole that blends nicely with the lighter-than-air look of the sneaker. Expect to see the Nike Solarsoft Moccasin “Atomic Teal” at select retailers in the coming weeks.