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KD7 ‘UPRISING’

$150
LAUNCH:  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014 – 8:00 AM EDT

The KD7 ‘Uprising’ is available in full family sizing.
KD7 GS (3.5Y-7Y) $115
KD7 PS (10.5c-3Y) $75
KD7 TD (5C-10C) $55

It’s rare to find an athlete at the top of his or her sport that possesses both genuine humility and a ferocious appetite to consistently outwork the competition. Kevin Durant’s rise to superstardom parallels the rare weather phenomenon known as sprite lightning, which served as inspiration for the KD7 ‘Uprising’ colorway. “I started from the bottom with humble beginnings and I’m focused on rising to the top,” said Durant.

Launched with a performance objective to help Durant stay lightning quick, the creative theme around Durant’s seventh shoe focuses on lightning and atmospheric events. Sprite lightning, a mystery to many meteorologists, rises upwards from the top of thunderclouds into the atmosphere. Like Durant’s career trajectory, sprite lightning is an uncommon occurrence.

 

Born and raised in Seat Pleasant, Md., Durant learned how to prove the naysayers wrong through his own hard work and dedication. Inspired by his late Coach Chucky Craig and his focus on work ethic, Durant has risen to the game’s MVP — with his sights set on more. “Growing up in Maryland taught me how to survive and work hard, how to just go out there and believe in yourself,” said Durant. “So many people told me I couldn’t do it, but when you fall down, you have to get back up and learn.”

The KD7 ‘Uprising’ also is a nod to Durant’s fascination with meteorology that began when he was a kid. The shoe features atmospheric graphics on the Swoosh outsole. The KD7 ‘Uprising’ shoe on nike.com on October 16 (8am EDT/5am PDT).

Sperry Top-Sider x Barneys New York A/O Boat Chukka

For Fall 2014, Sperry Top-Sider has once again teamed up with Barneys New York for an exclusive collection of A/O (Authentic Original) Boat Chukkas.

The Sperry Top-Sider x Barneys New York collection not only honors the Authentic Original boat shoe, but also puts a fashion-forward spin on it. This season, the A/O Boat Chukka is modernized with a leather welt over a double sole, topped with the signature Sperry Top‐Sider Wave‐Siping for ultimate wet/dry traction. The wool and leather uppers are paired with classic rawhide laces and fun camo patterned soles. This style comes in tan camo, brown camo, and black camo.

The Sperry Top-Sider x Barneys New York shoes retail for $175 each and are available today at select Barneys New York retail stores and barneys.com.

 

Lebron 11 Low ‘China’

The Lebron 12’s were announced earlier this week but that doesn’t mean the Lebron 11’s are getting archived.

Low-cut and sleek, the LeBron 11 Low represents an evolution of James’ signature shoe, with a full-length Max Air bag for optimum cushioning and flexibility.

This special colorway is reminiscent of fine Chinese porcelain, featuring a blue-and-white swirl pattern above a clean white midsole and icy-blue Max Air cushioning unit. On the heel counter, a spray of blue speckles builds on the shoe’s unique look. Available September 25 on Nike.com

Watch the Official Trailer for Sneakerhead Documentary ‘Laced Up’

Laced Up is a documentary that sheds light on the world of the sneaker collector and the obsession that transcends across generations, races, economic status and culture. Collectors in this arena, also known as “sneaker heads,” range from the “Average Joe” to the hip-hop superstar. This documentary captures the various facets of the sneaker culture, the history and production of sneakers, the risks associated with collecting, shoe technology and foot health. Laced Up provides an inside look into the lives of individual collectors, their personal shoe collections and their stories.

Air Max Burnished Collection

The forthcoming Air Max Burnished Collection comfortably sits between tradition and innovation.

Both silhouettes, the Air Max Lunar90 and the Air Max Lunar1, have been outfitted in rich, mahogany-colored leathers, soft suede liners, and wax laces to exude the highest level of class. Each design is further distinguished with a pop of color on the midsole; the Air Max Lunar1’s in teal and the Air Max Lunar90’s in red. Additionally, they feature the latest cushioning innovations, combining Nike Air and Lunarlon in one sleek sole, while retaining iconic Air Max design language.

Polish your shoe game with either one of the latest Air Max designs.

Nike Air Max Lunar90
705001-200
Mahogany/Mahogany-Bright Crimson-Pbl Rd
$170

 

The new Nike LeBron 12: Another Chapter in the LeBron Story

LeBron James showcases an extraordinary blend of strength, court vision, effiency and explosive speed while competing at basketball’s highest level. His rare skill set requires innovative footwear tailored to the specifications of his multidimensional game.

The LEBRON 12 is designed to enhance James’s explosiveness while combining three key benefits: superior cushioning, harnessed support and natural flexibility.

“This is Nike at its best: we take the insights from a world-class athlete in LeBron James to inform forward-thinking designs and create the most innovative shoes,” said Kelly Hibler, Nike Basketball VP of Footwear. “We’ve combined the art and science of engineering in the LEBRON 12 to advance the game of basketball’s best player.”

BORN IN THE LAB

Nike’s Sport Research Lab provides the Nike Basketball design team with in-depth analysis on athletic performance and scientific testing. The LEBRON 12 was born in the lab, where scientific data and analysis substantiated the need for next-generation cushioning, support and flexibility.

This science-led insight was maximized for James while accounting for the diverse needs of athletes worldwide. The lead colorway, the LEBRON 12 NSRL, was inspired by the new shoe’s genesis in the lab.

ACCELERATED EXPLOSIVENESS

Five visible, hexagonally-shaped Nike Zoom Air bags in the outsole of the LEBRON 12 enhance natural motion while providing accelerated explosiveness with each step. Nike Zoom Air delivers the same great cushioning it brought to footwear when first introduced to basketball in 1995; now the hexagonal Nike Zoom Air is mapped to the pressure points of the foot where it’s most needed for basketball performance.

LeBron James showcases an extraordinary blend of strength, court vision, effiency and explosive speed while competing at basketball’s highest level. His rare skill set requires innovative footwear tailored to the specifications of his multidimensional game.

The LEBRON 12 is designed to enhance James’s explosiveness while combining three key benefits: superior cushioning, harnessed support and natural flexibility.

“This is Nike at its best: we take the insights from a world-class athlete in LeBron James to inform forward-thinking designs and create the most innovative shoes,” said Kelly Hibler, Nike Basketball VP of Footwear. “We’ve combined the art and science of engineering in the LEBRON 12 to advance the game of basketball’s best player.”

BORN IN THE LAB

Nike’s Sport Research Lab provides the Nike Basketball design team with in-depth analysis on athletic performance and scientific testing. The LEBRON 12 was born in the lab, where scientific data and analysis substantiated the need for next-generation cushioning, support and flexibility.

This science-led insight was maximized for James while accounting for the diverse needs of athletes worldwide. The lead colorway, the LEBRON 12 NSRL, was inspired by the new shoe’s genesis in the lab.

ACCELERATED EXPLOSIVENESS

Five visible, hexagonally-shaped Nike Zoom Air bags in the outsole of the LEBRON 12 enhance natural motion while providing accelerated explosiveness with each step. Nike Zoom Air delivers the same great cushioning it brought to footwear when first introduced to basketball in 1995; now the hexagonal Nike Zoom Air is mapped to the pressure points of the foot where it’s most needed for basketball performance.

In tandem with the sole, the lightweight and breathable Megafuse upper is designed to act as a molded second skin that minimizes weight and amplifies breathability and comfort.

SUPERIOR SUPPORT

James runs approximately three miles per game, and the average player changes directions about 1,000 times over that distance, requiring supportive, comfortable footwear to withstand tremendous impact and torque. Dynamic Flywire cables provide lockdown support for James’s unrivaled combination of speed and strength. The upper is constructed for a precise fit, with Hyperposite wings that deliver targeted support and protection.

STORYTELLING

The initial seven LEBRON 12 colorways are inspired by James’s game, physical attributes and the analysis that went into the development of his latest signature shoe:

LEBRON 12 NSRL – James wasn’t made in a lab, but he is made better by Nike’s research, testing and analysis. The LEBRON 12 lead colorway reflects the process of turning data into design to create superior performance footwear. Launch: Oct. 1 in China; Oct. 11 globally.

LEBRON 12 Heart of a Lion – James has demonstrated the courageous heart of a lion while being tested both physically and mentally over his 11-year professional career. Launch: Oct. 30.

LEBRON 12 Dunk Force – Inspired by the power of James’s statement tomahawk dunk and equated to the speed and force of a helicopter rotor blade. Launch: Nov. 11.

LEBRON 12 Instinct – James’s keen 20/20 eyesight combined with his uncommon speed and agility translates to pinpoint, instinctual decisions, much like the way a hummingbird sees and navigates. Launch: Nov. 22.

LEBRON 12 Six Meridians – A key component of James’s training recovery and preparation is massage therapy. The ancient Chinese practice of reflexology releases energy to different points of the body, or meridians, when massaging pressure points in the feet and hands. Launch: Nov. 29.

LEBRON 12 Trillion Dollar Man – Are we looking at the athlete of the future today in LeBron James? Inspired by James’s legendary work ethic and physical gifts combined with Nike’s finest performance technology. Launch: Dec. 1.

LEBRON 12 Data – James is arguably the most dominant player in the game today, with the statistics to support that claim. Launch: Dec. 20.

The LEBRON 12 will be available in both adult and young athlete sizes globally on Nike.com and at select retail locations. It will also be available for customization on Nike.com/NIKEiD.

 

Jordan Brand “Jeter” Collection to release September 18th

Jordan Brand will release an exclusive collection on September 18th to celebrate the career of the Captain Derek Jeter.  The collection will of course feature Jeter inspired footwear which include the Air Jordan 1 Retro Hi and a Jordan Flight Flex Trainer.

Flight 23 at Footaction – 225 West 34th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenue, NYC 10122

Release Details:*

Tickets will be given out for the Air Jordan 1 Retro High ‘Jeter’ and the Jordan Flight Flex Trainer ‘Jeter’ on Monday, September 15th and 
Tuesday, September 16th

Limit one ticket per customer, while supplies last.  You must have a valid photo ID to receive a ticket.  If your ticket number is drawn you will be notified by phone on Wednesday, September 17th.   If your ticket number is drawn you must be at the store on Thursday, September 18th between store opening time and 6:00 p.m. local time to purchase your pre-selected size.  You must have the ticket and show a valid photo ID that matches the name on the list in order to purchase the shoe.  Any shoe not purchased by the 6:00 p.m. deadline will be forfeited.

Our customers are our priority and we encourage everyone to follow the procedure outlined above in an orderly and safe manner. We thank you in advance.

*Subject to change.

 

Get In The Pack: The Nike Tech Pack Lookbook App

With Nike Tech Fleece as its champion, the Fall 2014 Nike Tech Pack Collection offers increased functionality on instant-classic silhouettes and reinvigorates time-honored styles.

Since its debut in 2007, Nike Tech Pack has stood for forward-looking design with an emphasis on uncompromised function. Nike Tech Fleece, introduced in 2013 and created for the contemporary athlete, reimagined classic Nike silhouettes with an advanced fabric saturated in benefits such as superior breathability, insulation and articulation.

Season after season, The Nike Tech Pack Lookbook App will bring the latest collection to life through the stories of the world’s greatest athletes. In the app Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, Genie Bouchard, Victoria Azarenka, Richard Sherman, Li Na, Kevin Prince-Boateng, Angelica Bengtsson, Paul George, Perri Skakes-Drayton, Sean Malto, Juan Martin Hernandez, Hotaru Yamaguchi, and C.Y. Lee all share insight on their daily lives and what they do to continuously raise the bar in their respective sports.

The app’s fully-shoppable experience also features an inside look at the new Tech Pack styles and the innovation behind them, the Tech Pack all-star film, and behind-the-scenes video content.

The FA14 Tech Pack look book is now available for users with iOS devices in the U.S. in the iTunes Store.

Nike to Unveil the Lebron 12 on 9/16

On Tuesday, Sept. 16, the LEBRON 12 will debut at a media launch event at Nike World Headquarters.

The LEBRON 12 was designed with personal insight and inspiration from 10-time All-Star LeBron James. Engineered to match James’s explosive playing style, the LEBRON 12 combines technical benefits and deep storytelling around his remarkable skills.

For complete multimedia content on the LEBRON 12, visit NikeInc.com on Sept. 16.

Nike Kobe 9 EM Hyper Cobalt/Photo Blue

Nike releases a new colorway for the Kobe 9 EM nicknamed the Hyper Cobalt/Photo Blue.  The sneaker is a beautiful sneaker and comes with a graphic-heavy Engineered Mesh upper with an abstract geometric pattern in white and blue. The snekaer also takes they dynamic flywire eyelets and laces and makes them mint as well gold Swooshes and branding and an icy blue sole. Look for this latest colorway soon at select Nike accounts including Kinetics Tokyo.

 

 

A Look at the LeBron 12 Sneaker

The Lebron 11 sneaker came and went and now with Lebron James back in Cleveland, photos of the Lebron 12 are making their rounds. The sneaker features a futuristic look with an upper that appears to be constructed of a composite mesh, while independent, piston-like bottom loaded Zoom bags, along the outsole provide the cushioning with a lower ride.

Photos courtesy of  @bilskii@KicksorDie@bilskii & @suppliedpdx@simon5302 & @us11hustla.

WHIZ LIMITED x mita sneakers x PUMA Trinomic XT2

Japanese brand WHIZ LIMITED has teamed up with fellow Japanese sneaker store mita sneakers and PUMA this special edition of the  long-distance running shoe Trinomic XT2.  The sneaker comes featuring red and blue hits of colors, as well as a gradient effect were applied to the otherwise mostly black upper. The logos of the three involved parties can be found on the in-sole.

The WHIZ LIMITED x mita sneakers x PUMA Trinomic XT2 sneaker released this weekend in Tokyo.

 

Jordan Brand Signs Jabari Parker

Jabari Parker will be picked in the NBA Draft tonight either 1st or 2nd and now he announces to Jordan Brand. Today, Jordan Brand confirms that it has added Parker to its top flight roster of NBA athletes, joining the likes of Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin, NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard, and more. Jabari’s highlights with the brand goes back just over one year ago, when he took co-MVP honors at the star-studded Jordan Brand Classic in 2013.

Nike SB presents “Sacked – Skateboarding Is Not a Game” Video

Sometimes you hit the streets and sometimes the streets hit you.
Skateboarding is not a game. 

http://nike.com/skateboarding

Nike SB releases a new short video to conincide with the release of  Paul Rodriguez 8 new shoe. The video is a spoof project titled “Sacked – Skateboarding Is Not a Game.”

It comes Starring Paul Rodriguez himself, and features the  Nike SB team rider landing a trick, before being knocked down by fellow skateboarder Theotis Beasley in a football tackle.

 

The Nike Sportswear Gold Hypervenom Collection

Nike is releasing a new collection to coincide with the World Cup going on in Brazil.  The collection pays tribute to Neymar based on his new Nike cleat – the Gold Hypervenom Phantom Special Edition boot.  The collection applies the gold treatment to  the Nike Free Flyknit Chukka, Nike Air Max 1, Nike Roshe Run HYP, Nike Air Max 90 Jacquard, and the Nike Tiempo ’94.

The biggest stage demands the best talent. The brightest lights deserve the boldest look. Inspired by the Gold Hypervernom Phantom Special Edition boots, worn on the pitch by a beloved Brasilian phenom, Nike Sportswear will release a collection of five legendary and contemporary silhouettes signifying his quest for gold. On June 27, Nike Sportswear will introduce the Gold Hypervenom Collection.

As our Brasilian hero performs, he will wear a constant reminder of his aspirations thanks to a golden pair of Hypervenom Phantom boots. Paying homage to the on-pitch boot, the Nike Sportswear Hypervenom Collection features Nike Flyknit and Lunarlon technologies, as well as aesthetic adornments such as auric metallic hues and translucent outsoles. In this collection, football brilliance lives on through the Nike Free Flyknit Chukka, Nike Air Max 1, Nike Roshe Run HYP, Nike Air Max 90 Jacquard, and the Nike Tiempo ’94.

NIKE FREE FLYKNIT CHUKKA

The Nike Free Flyknit Chukka integrates the second-skin fit of Nike Flyknit and feather-light support of Nike Flywire with the barefoot-like feel of Nike Free for the ultimate everyday shoe. Featuring the same Nike Sportswear-specific outsole as the Nike Free OG and Nike Free Breathe, the Nike Free Flyknit Chukka delivers the classic Nike Free feel.

NIKE AIR MAX 1

On March 26, 1987, an Air Max revolution began that has progressed undeterred for 27 years. After celebrating the birth of the Air Max 1, the shoe known worldwide is re-imaged in a colorway worthy of the 1: gold.

NIKE ROSHE RUN HYP

Upon the arrival of the Nike Roshe Run in 2013, the minimal silhouette became an instant classic. The simple mesh upper and one-piece Phylon outsole serve as a blank canvas with endless design possibilities. Outfitted with Nike Hyperfuse construction, the Nike Roshe Run HYP features improved durability, breathability and support.

NIKE TIEMPO ‘94

Unabashedly classic, the Tiempo ’94 honors the genesis of Nike Football. Timeless details such as an oversized tongue, stitched upper, and bold heel branding are updated with tonal metallic-foil leather to pay tribute to the precious prize attained through victory.

NIKE AIR MAX 90 JACQUARD

The pattern-on-pattern capabilities of the distinctive jacquard weaving process brings new life to the upper of the classic Air Max 90 by eliminating traditional panels and overlays with a single piece of fabric. To increase comfort, a lighter Phylon midsole with forefoot flex grooves replaces traditional midsole construction.

The Nike Sportswear Hypervenom Collection will be available at Nike.com and select Nike Sportswear retailers on June 27.

KITH Football Equipment Video Lookbook

KITH NYC  launched a pop-up shop at São Paulo retailer, Cartel 011 which focuses on the KITH Football Equipment line.  The line is an exclusive collaboration Ronnie Fieg x ASICS, as well as other collabs with Beats by Dre, Stance and Mitchell & Ness.

The video lookbook is directed by regular KITH collaborator Mellany Sanchez, and shot by Jonah Schwartz. See the video below:

Bodega x Fred Perry 1934

Bodega is pleased to announce a special edition for iconic British Label Fred Perry dubbed the Bodega 1934. Releasing 6/23 online at 12:01 EST and in-store at 11am EST, the Bodega 1934 celebrates one the original brands to successfully blend sports and street culture to create one of the most distinct styles of the last century.

The model features clay court color nappy suede uppers set on a black vulcanized sole offset with red dual branding. Produced in extremely limited quantities, the release comes with a tote bag, pin set, tennis balls and silkscreen poster. Retail is $145.

Learn More at Bodega