HBX x HYPEBEAST adidas NMD R1, Chukka & City Sock Giveaway

Shortly after launching in December 2015, the adidas NMD quickly became a fan favorite due to its futuristic build in homage to three of adidas’ icons: the Micro Pacer, Rising Star and Boston Super. Leaping into the new year with popularity, the forward-thinking Herzo workmanship unveiled a few technical iterations in January. Most notably, the introduction of the NMD Primeknit, dubbed NMD_R1, is the first in the family to boast all-over graphics in contrast to the model’s otherwise muted upper. For Spring 2016, the category will unveil 16 new colorways, leading with engaging renditions such as the NMD Knit Circa. Other stella drops this season include the luxe reworked NMD Chukka and form-fitting City Sock. HBX will be running a giveaway consisting of the aforementioned silhouettes in 8 colorways (featured in the image above).  Head over to HBX.com now to enter the giveaway. 

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Phife Dawg Has Died

Phife Dawg Has Died

Phife Dawg, one of the co-founders of A Tribe Called Quest, has died, Rolling Stone reports. He was 45. While his cause of death is currently unknown, the rapper had health struggles for years. He was diagnosed with diabetes in 1990 and received a kidney transplant in 2008. Hip-hop producer Statik Selektah confirmed the news last night via Twitter

Born Malik Taylor, Phife grew up in Queens with Q-Tip. Together with Ali Shaheed Muhammad, they formed A Tribe Called Quest in 1988. Their first recording, "Description of a Fool" was released in 1989. They were signed to Jive that year, and in 1990, they released their excellent debut album People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm. The next year, they released another classic, The Low End Theory. They released three more LPs—1993’s Midnight Marauders, 1996’s Beats, Rhymes and Life, and 1998’s The Love Movement—before splitting up. Beginning in 2006, the group reunited off and on over the years. When it was announced that they’d perform with Kanye West in 2013, Q-Tip called those the final Tribe shows. They performed one last time in 2015 on "The Tonight Show" with the Roots.

Phife released one solo album, 2000’s Ventilation: Da LP, which featured production from J Dilla, Pete Rock, and others. He appeared on several other artist’s tracks. He was a huge sports fan, which he frequently referenced in his lyrics.

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Packer x New Balance MT580 “Pine Barrens” Release Date

Packer x New Balance MT580 “Pine Barrens” Release Date

Celebrating 20 years of a classic model to the tune of 500 pairs, the Packer x New Balance MT580 “Pine Barrens” may be limited, but it’s still built for the outdoors. Inspired by the New Jersey Pine Barrens forest and the urban legend of the New Jersey Devil, these dark and murky MT580s are full of depth as they pack the likes of premium suede and ballistic mesh. Set to release on March 25th in-store and online at Packer Shoes, check out the hi-res shots below.

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A New Nike Air Force 1 Ultra Flyknit Low is Releasing Soon

A New Nike Air Force 1 Ultra Flyknit Low is Releasing Soon

Is the Nike Air Force 1 Ultra Flyknit the best summer sneaker of the year? Ask a million people and the answer may vary each time. Either way, this unique union of the Bruce Kilgore designed hoops shoe and Flyknit construction is special, and this new women’s colorway further nails that notion home.

Shining by way of multicolor Flyknit construction encapsulated by a white midsole, matching lace collar and heel alongside a partially translucent outer, this Nike Air Force 1 Ultra Flyknit Low may be the best one yet.

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Nike Air Max 95 Empire // First Look

Nike Air Max 95 Empire // First Look

Nike is making some big changes to the Nike Air  Max 95 this year. That said, today we take a first look at the Nike Air Max 95 Empire. And at first look, the shoe is, well, interesting.

While base construction clearly bears resemblance to the original model, everything else has been rearranged, repurposed and juxtaposed wildly. The high-cut model isn’t specific to a gender at this time, meaning we don’t know if it’s a men’s or women’s release, or both.

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Kobe Bryant’s Greatest Hits // Picking Our Own “Black Mamba” Pack

Kobe Bryant’s Greatest Hits // Picking Our Own “Black Mamba” Pack

Today, Nike Basketball begins the grand finale of Kobe Bryant‘s retirement tour with the “Black Mamba” Pack, also known as the “Fade to Black” Collection. Cool in concept, the tonal takes on the strongest silos worn by Bean as a supporter of the Swoosh are nice, but with retirement comes retros and we have some other makeups in mind.

In that spirit, we present our picks for a “Greatest Hits” Pack.

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Nardwuar vs. DJ Khaled

Major Interviewhttps://youtu.be/Q7FqeqTpeRo Now that Nardwuar has recovered from heart surgery, he returned to SXSW last week. In his first batch of interviews, he chopped up with the Snapchat’s favorite user, DJ Khaled. Of course, the Human Serviette came with a bag of goodies.

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Nike Highlights Nine of the World’s Top Air Max Collectors In “Masters of Air Volume 1” Short Film

As part of this year’s Air Max Day festivities, Nike is set to release a short film celebrating nine of the world’s top Air Max collectors. Titled Masters of Air Volume 1, the film will explore the stories of these passionate ambassadors from around the globe, whilst also highlighting their collections and contributions to the Air Max culture. Check out the trailer above and stay tuned for the short film’s release on March 25.

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Nike Basketball’s Kobe XI & Kyrie 2 Get Ready for Easter

Nike Basketball’s next themed release will be showcasing Easter’s vibrant colors for the Spring/Summer season. The Swoosh has kicked things off by officially revealing what we can expect out of the special theme via the Kobe XI Elite and Kyrie 2 models. Fading from orange to grey, the Nike Kobe XI sports a Flyknit upper along with a drop in midsole for enhanced comfort. Within the Kyrie 2, you’ll find a mix of pastel coloring to complement its white base that rests atop a light purple sole. Nike Basketball’s 2016 Easter Collection, which will also include a pair of LeBron’s and KD’s, will officially release on March 25 at Nike.com and select Nike retailers.
 

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