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Nike Football Celebrates France’s Title and a Brilliant Summer of Football

“In addition to the kits, we’ve had great success with our players. Over 65 percent of the minutes played on-pitch were by athletes wearing Nike football boots,” says Hill.

One of those players, Kylian Mbappe burst into global stardom at the age of 19 and was awarded young player of the tournament. Mbappe’s goal in the final was emblematic of his strong play. Croatia’s Luka Modric was awarded the Golden Ball, for best player of the tournament. Additionally, Nike athlete Thibaut Courtois won 2018’s Golden Glove.

Another face of the tournament was England striker and Nike athlete http://uristocrat.com/author/admin/page/1645/, whose six goals were enough to make him the competition’s top scorer and earn him the Golden Boot. Kane’s goals contributed to a total of 100 scored by players wearing Nike boots. More goals were scored with http://uristocrat.com/tag/paperball/ than any other boot, an impressive 66, a perfect way of celebrating the 20th anniversary of the http://uristocrat.com/category/events/page/45/?wpmp_switcher=desktop.

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Nike Air Max 90 Premium SE Varsity Pack // Available Now

The classic Air Max 90 silhouette gets an even more retro look via the just-released Varsity Pack.

Coming in two colorways – “University Red” and “Muted Bronze” – the Nike Air Max 90 Premium SE Varsity Pack features premium corduroy detailing on a textile and luxurious suede upper. Terry cloth Swoosh branding completes the look.

Nike Air Max 90 Premium SE Varsity Pack

The Nike Air Max 90 Premium SE Varsity Pack can be picked up right now from Xtreme.

Nike Air Max 90 Premium SE Varsity Pack
Nike Air Max 90 Premium SE Varsity Pack
Nike Air Max 90 Premium SE Varsity Pack

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Undefeated x Nike Air Presto Surfaces

The Nike Air Presto has long been a summer sneaker essential. Popping off even more thanks to collaboration, Prestos have been a talking point lately due to the upcoming Off-White “Polar Opposites” Pack.

According to WTS1978 via Hypebeast China, Undefeated and Nike are working together on the Presto silhouette. The Undefeated x Nike Air Presto is dressed in the signature army green and orange hues with the iconic five-strike logo on the heel cup.

There is no official information available yet on this collaboration. Check out an early photo below.

via Nice Kicks – Air Force Ones, Air Jordans, Release Dates and sneaker news.

Rare Nike Flyknit Trainer from 2012 is Finally Releasing

With exception to a sample serving of original colorways, much of the subsequent releases of Nike’s Flyknit Trainer don’t hold the luster of those aforementioned OGs. Many are sought after and don’t necessarily collect dust on retail shelves, yet they aren’t quite coveted like the foundational White/Black and Black/White iterations.

There is one pair, however, that ranks among those. The only problem is it’s never released.

Back in 2012 when Nike first introduced the Flyknit Trainer, the release worked in conjunction with the London Olympics. A limited University Red/Black iteration was produced for the USA Track & Field team during the Olympic Trials. It was reported that only 400 pairs were created making them almost impossible to secure.

Now, six years later, Nike is finally releasing the shoe in wider numbers later this summer. True to the original pair in hue, a defined release date for the Nike Flyknit Trainer “University Red” hasn’t yet been announced. Stay tuned for more.

Nike Flyknit Trainer

Colorway: University Red/Black-White
Style #: AH8396-601
Price: $150

Nike Flyknit Trainer "University Red"
Nike Flyknit Trainer “University Red”
Nike Flyknit Trainer "University Red"
Nike Flyknit Trainer “University Red”
Nike Flyknit Trainer "University Red"
Nike Flyknit Trainer “University Red”
Nike Flyknit Trainer "University Red"
Nike Flyknit Trainer “University Red”

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Dirty Projectors stream new LP, played The Strand, announce more tour dates

Lamp Lit Prose Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors‘ new album Lamp Lit Prose came out today (7/13) via Domino. It features Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold and former Vampire Weekend member Rostam together on the song “You’re the One,” plus Amber Mark, Empress Of, Syd and Dear Nora. You can stream the full album below.

The band also expanded their tour today, adding three-show runs in Oakland, LA, Chicago, and Brooklyn. Tickets for all these newly-added shows go on sale at noon.

The Brooklyn shows happen at Elsewhere on November 18 and 19, with 4 PM and 9 PM shows on 11/18 and a 9 PM show on 11/19 (tickets).

Before that, Dirty Projectors will play a free daytime release show at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade on Saturday (7/14). Doors are at 1:30 PM, and you have to buy the album from Rough Trade to get in (details here). Updated dates are listed below.

Last night (7/12), main member Dave Longstreth appeared at Strand Book Store in NYC for an acoustic performance and a Q&A with the crowd. The event was livestreamed on Facebook and it’s since been archived. Watch below:

Dirty Projectors — 2018 Tour Dates
JUL 14 Rough Trade Brooklyn, NY (1:30 PM)
JUL n29 Fuji Rock Festival Niahi-Niigata, Japan
AUG 09 Way Out West Festival Gothenburg, Sweden
AUG 09 Haldern Pop Festival Haldern, Germany
AUG 10 Way Out West Festival Gothenburg, Sweden
AUG 10 Haven Festival Copenhagen, Denmark
AUG 11 Way Out West Festival Gothenburg, Sweden
AUG 14 Heimathafen Neukölln Berlin, Germany
AUG 15 Paradiso Noord Nieuw-Amsterdam, Netherlands
AUG 16 Pukkelpop ‘T Hasselt, Belgium
AUG 16 Green Man Festival Brecon, United Kingdom
AUG 17 Green Man Festival Brecon, United Kingdom
AUG 18 Green Man Festival Brecon, United Kingdom
AUG 19 Green Man Festival Brecon, United Kingdom
AUG 19 The Art School: GSA Students’ Association Glasgow, United Kingdom
AUG 20 Riley Smith Hall (Leeds Uni) Leeds, United Kingdom
AUG 21 Village Underground London, United Kingdom
AUG 22 Village Underground London, United Kingdom
AUG 24 Rock En Seine BOULOGNE BILLANCOURT, France
NOV 01 Starline Social Club Oakland, CA
NOV 02 Starline Social Club Oakland, CA
NOV 03 Starline Social Club Oakland, CA
NOV 06 Zebulon Los Angeles, CA
NOV 07 Zebulon Los Angeles, CA
NOV 08 Zebulon Los Angeles, CA
NOV 11 Sleeping Village Chicago, IL
NOV 12 Sleeping Village Chicago, IL
NOV 13 Sleeping Village Chicago, IL
NOV 18 Elsewhere Brooklyn, NY
NOV 18 Elsewhere Brooklyn, NY
NOV 19 Elsewhere Brooklyn, NY

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Nike Adds Premium Suede to Air Max 97

As many expected, the Nike Air Max 97 has quickly turned into a lifestyle sneaker ripe for premium execution. Removed from traditional leather construction and offered in varying textures, it gives the full-length Air sneaker a bit more versatility.

Suede executions of the Air Max 97 seem ideal for the fall/winter season because they are. The heavy material coat is seen here in a clean Smokey Mauve wrap with a dark blue layer placed just above it. A black center piece features both leather and mesh as with original pairs of the 21-year old silhouette, balancing both the material usage and color blocking.

This upcoming Nike Air Max 97 “Smokey Mauve” is expected later this month.

Nike Air Max 97

Colorway: Smokey Mauve/Black-Midnight Navy-Sail
Style #: 312834-204
Price: $170

Nike Air Max 97 "Smokey Mauve"
Nike Air Max 97 “Smokey Mauve”
Nike Air Max 97 "Smokey Mauve"
Nike Air Max 97 “Smokey Mauve”

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Breaking Down The Nike App at Retail

Reserve, Instant Unlocks and Nike Scan are currently being piloted at Nike Santa Monica, The Grove and Nike Portland, and will be available at Nike’s newest retail concept, Nike Live, at Nike by Melrose upon its opening on July 12.

And this is just the beginning. Additional Nike App at Retail features will be available later this year, including at the Nike NYC flagship store (opening fall 2018), before being scaled to all Nike Stores in locations where the Nike App is available. New features include shopping entire looks on in-store mannequins via Nike Scan and Instant Checkout, allowing NikePlus members to skip the lines and enabling digital checkout.

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Travis Scott Is in Hawaii Finishing ‘Astroworld’ With Mike Dean & More


Travis Scott is in Hawaii adding the final touches to his long-awaited album Astroworld, according to a series of Instagram posts. Similar to how Kanye West took over a Wyoming ranch to finish ye, Complex reports that La Flame has rented out an Airbnb and has been joined by a star-studded team of collaborators, including Mike Dean, FKi 1st, Gunna, Don Toliver, Nav, Amir “Cash” Esmailian, Wheezy, and others.

The news comes days after Atlanta production duo FKi 1st had hinted that the album will feature a sequel to Scott’s 2014 track “Drugs You Should Try It.”

Check out some of the social media posts about the album’s production below.

DYSTI PART 2! 👀 @fki1st @travisscott

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There’s no release date attached to Astroworld as yet, but we’ll keep you updated with all the relevant album info here.

Are you hyped for Astroworld? Let us know in the comments.

Next, The Internet’s new track “La Di Da” delivers chill summer vibes.

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Gucci Launches Exclusive Pre-Fall 2018 Goods at Dover Street Market

Along with conventional goods from the brand’s full Pre-Fall 2018 range, Gucci will debut a series of exclusive goods at Dover Street Market. Key items from the release include track gear emblazoned with all-over Gucci monograms and intarsia sweaters sporting animal motifs alongside the house’s branding. Stripes and shiny embellishments add flair to the already-loud items, which range from a gold turban to a chunky knit studded with playful banana, dice and star patches. Men’s and women’s items alike also include several subtle details in contrast to the more overt designs, like rich floral linings that fulfill Gucci’s luxurious intent. Along with the clothing, DSM will host select items from Accompanying select items from Gucci’s seasonal Décor collection, which range from crocheted "GUCCY" pillows to porcelain holders that house candles and essential oils.

Look for the new gear to hit Dover Street Market’s E-Shop on July 14.

Elsewhere, Gucci revived its "Kingsnake" graphic on a new leather watch.

Click here to view full gallery at HYPEBEAST



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Gucci Launches Exclusive Pre-Fall 2018 Goods at Dover Street Market

Along with conventional goods from the brand’s full Pre-Fall 2018 range, Gucci will debut a series of exclusive goods at Dover Street Market. Key items from the release include track gear emblazoned with all-over Gucci monograms and intarsia sweaters sporting animal motifs alongside the house’s branding. Stripes and shiny embellishments add flair to the already-loud items, which range from a gold turban to a chunky knit studded with playful banana, dice and star patches. Men’s and women’s items alike also include several subtle details in contrast to the more overt designs, like rich floral linings that fulfill Gucci’s luxurious intent. Along with the clothing, DSM will host select items from Accompanying select items from Gucci’s seasonal Décor collection, which range from crocheted "GUCCY" pillows to porcelain holders that house candles and essential oils.

Look for the new gear to hit Dover Street Market’s E-Shop on July 14.

Elsewhere, Gucci revived its "Kingsnake" graphic on a new leather watch.

Click here to view full gallery at HYPEBEAST



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Gucci Launches Exclusive Pre-Fall 2018 Goods at Dover Street Market

Along with conventional goods from the brand’s full Pre-Fall 2018 range, Gucci will debut a series of exclusive goods at Dover Street Market. Key items from the release include track gear emblazoned with all-over Gucci monograms and intarsia sweaters sporting animal motifs alongside the house’s branding. Stripes and shiny embellishments add flair to the already-loud items, which range from a gold turban to a chunky knit studded with playful banana, dice and star patches. Men’s and women’s items alike also include several subtle details in contrast to the more overt designs, like rich floral linings that fulfill Gucci’s luxurious intent. Along with the clothing, DSM will host select items from Accompanying select items from Gucci’s seasonal Décor collection, which range from crocheted "GUCCY" pillows to porcelain holders that house candles and essential oils.

Look for the new gear to hit Dover Street Market’s E-Shop on July 14.

Elsewhere, Gucci revived its "Kingsnake" graphic on a new leather watch.

Click here to view full gallery at HYPEBEAST



via Hypebeast

Gucci Launches Exclusive Pre-Fall 2018 Goods at Dover Street Market

Along with conventional goods from the brand’s full Pre-Fall 2018 range, Gucci will debut a series of exclusive goods at Dover Street Market. Key items from the release include track gear emblazoned with all-over Gucci monograms and intarsia sweaters sporting animal motifs alongside the house’s branding. Stripes and shiny embellishments add flair to the already-loud items, which range from a gold turban to a chunky knit studded with playful banana, dice and star patches. Men’s and women’s items alike also include several subtle details in contrast to the more overt designs, like rich floral linings that fulfill Gucci’s luxurious intent. Along with the clothing, DSM will host select items from Accompanying select items from Gucci’s seasonal Décor collection, which range from crocheted "GUCCY" pillows to porcelain holders that house candles and essential oils.

Look for the new gear to hit Dover Street Market’s E-Shop on July 14.

Elsewhere, Gucci revived its "Kingsnake" graphic on a new leather watch.

Click here to view full gallery at HYPEBEAST



via Hypebeast

Gucci Launches Exclusive Pre-Fall 2018 Goods at Dover Street Market

Along with conventional goods from the brand’s full Pre-Fall 2018 range, Gucci will debut a series of exclusive goods at Dover Street Market. Key items from the release include track gear emblazoned with all-over Gucci monograms and intarsia sweaters sporting animal motifs alongside the house’s branding. Stripes and shiny embellishments add flair to the already-loud items, which range from a gold turban to a chunky knit studded with playful banana, dice and star patches. Men’s and women’s items alike also include several subtle details in contrast to the more overt designs, like rich floral linings that fulfill Gucci’s luxurious intent. Along with the clothing, DSM will host select items from Accompanying select items from Gucci’s seasonal Décor collection, which range from crocheted "GUCCY" pillows to porcelain holders that house candles and essential oils.

Look for the new gear to hit Dover Street Market’s E-Shop on July 14.

Elsewhere, Gucci revived its "Kingsnake" graphic on a new leather watch.

Click here to view full gallery at HYPEBEAST



via Hypebeast

LeBron James Signs Insane $154 Million Deal with the LA Lakers


LeBron James has signed a $154 million, four-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, his agency Klutch Sports Group revealed on Sunday via Twitter. Obviously, bagging a four-time NBA MVP, three-time NBA finals MVP, 14-time NBA All Star, and two-time Olympic gold medalist doesn’t come cheap.

The Lakers move brings the curtain down on James’ wildly productive second spell with the Cleveland Cavaliers and takes him into the NBA Western Conference for the first time in his career, ending a run of LeBron vs. Golden State Warriors NBA Finals. This is the longest contract he will have inked since the era of The Decision and his signing of a six-year contract with Miami Heat back in July 2010.

James turned down his $35.6 million contract option with the Cavs for next season, and this LA move will take him closer to Hollywood, potentially opening doors for his production company SpringHill Entertainment, which he co-owns.

Are you hyped to see LeBron join the Lakers? Let us know in the comments.

Next, Elon Musk is in a copyright argument over a farting unicorn.

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Parra Debuts Upcoming Nike Air Max 1 Collaboration

Parra, Amsterdam-based artist extraordinaire, first worked with Nike back in 2005 creating one of the most iconic Nike Air Max 1s of all-time — the “Amsterdam.” They teamed up again in 2009 for the 5th anniversary “Purple Denim” pair that’s probably even more limited than the first. The “Cherrywood” would release a year later in 2010, a collaboration between both Nike and Patta.

Now, following an eight year hiatus, Parra is working with Nike again on a budding Air Max 1 design. Juxtaposing horizontal and vertical stripes with polka dots all seen through vibrant hues, a multicolored outsole corresponds with the hues represented throughout the upper. Parra branding marks the midfoot of this wildly varied design that comes 13 years after Parra first partnered with Nike.

No release details for the Parra x Nike Air Max 1 are readily available. Stay tuned for more.

Parra x Nike Air Max 1
Parra x Nike Air Max 1
Parra x Nike Air Max 1
Parra x Nike Air Max 1
Parra x Nike Air Max 1
Parra x Nike Air Max 1
Parra x Nike Air Max 1
Parra x Nike Air Max 1
Parra x Nike Air Max 1
Parra x Nike Air Max 1

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Nike Football Presents “Too Young,” Starring Kylian Mbappe

History comes naturally to French footballer Kylian Mbappe. The forward is the youngest-ever to score a goal for AS Monaco, the youngest-ever scorer in a European club semi-final, and the youngest to be nominated for football’s greatest individual prize, among other honors. Today, the 19-year-old racked up another accolade as the youngest French goalscorer in World Cup history. But age is only a number for Mbappe, as he describes in the Nike Football film, “Too Young”

“On your back, there’s a number, not your age” says Mbappe as he’s surrounded by the French flag and the chants of his home nation. “Either the player can play or he can’t.”

Coming off the heels of back-to-back World Cup victories for the French team, Mbappe is once again primed to defy his age – and establish his legacy.

These short films are part of Nike Football’s Believe campaign. Learn more here

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Nike Opens Nike by Melrose Store in Los Angeles

It has pop-up vibes, and it will operate like an experimental digital-meets-physical retail pilot — but it’s not going anywhere anytime soon and the products and services that will be “tested” there are based on a deep understanding of the neighborhood.

On top of providing a selection of nike.com best-sellers and essential Running, Training and Sportswear product, Nike by Melrose will offer city-specific styles — all of which is determined by Nike digital commerce data (things like buying patterns, app usage and engagement) to serve local NikePlus members exactly what they want when they want it. That means new apparel, footwear and accessories — again, all specific to LA’s needs regardless of Nike’s broader seasonal priorities — will fill the store on a bi-weekly basis (a Nike first) and sometimes even exclusively. For example, expect to see the store stocked with plenty of Nike Cortez styles, a ton of running product, bright colorways and hip packs for its opening.

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Nike Serena x AF1 iD “Strong and Sure”

Think of the Kyrie Low as a democratized version of Kyrie Irving’s signature series. It has many of the same features: Zoom cushioning, distinctive modeling on the upper and a curved sole unit built for quick cuts. However, it puts increased emphasis on comfort. 


“Kyrie wanted his Low to have everything his signature game shoes have had, but retooled with an all-day play component,” explains designer Benjamin Nethongkome


Most apparent is the shift in cushioning. Whereas the Kyrie 4 has a top-loaded Zoom unit (it sits below the foot for immediate engagement), the Zoom on the Low is bottom loaded, which allows for a softer underfoot experience. There are heel and forefoot units too, maximizing ride against a variety of court surfaces. A new concentric traction system, derived from the Kobe 10, finishes off the tooling. 


The Kyrie Low releases June 29.

via NikeInc.com

NIKE, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2018 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

Revenues for NIKE, Inc. rose 6 percent to $36.4 billion, up 4 percent on a currency-neutral basis.

Also, on a currency-neutral basis:
 • Revenues for the NIKE Brand were $34.5 billion, up 5 percent.

 • NIKE Brand sales to wholesale customers increased 2 percent while NIKE Direct revenues grew 12 percent to $10.4 billion, driven by a 25 percent increase in digital commerce sales, the addition of new stores and 4 percent growth in comparable store sales.

 • NIKE Brand revenue growth was driven by continued strength in international markets and NIKE Direct with growth across footwear and apparel and key categories including Sportswear and NIKE Basketball.

 • Revenues for Converse were $1.9 billion, down 11 percent, as growth in Asia was more than offset by declines primarily in North America.

Gross margin decreased 80 basis points to 43.8 percent driven by 90 basis points of unfavorable changes in foreign currency exchange rates.

Selling and administrative expense increased 9 percent to $11.5 billion. Demand creation expense was $3.6 billion, up 7 percent, primarily due to sports marketing investments. Operating overhead expense rose 10 percent to $7.9 billion, largely due to investments to activate the Consumer Direct Offense including product innovation and digital and speed capabilities.

The effective tax rate was 55.3 percent, compared to 13.2 percent in fiscal 2017 due to significant charges related to the enactment of the Tax Act.

Net income decreased 54 percent to $1.9 billion primarily related to the impact of the Tax Act, which offset strong revenue growth. Diluted earnings per share decreased 53 percent to $1.17, which includes a decline in the weighted average diluted common shares outstanding.

 

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