Nike Kyrie 3 “Hyper Cobalt” // Release Date

Kyrie Irving’s days at Duke were limited due to injury. Still, he was the first pick in the 2011 NBA Draft and quickly became one of the best players in the league and an NBA champion. Nike Basketball pays tribute to his alma mater with this “Hyper Cobalt” colorway due out next month.

Outfitted in a clean white upper with black accents seen at the Swoosh, blue accents fill the remainder of the model to drive home the Dukies aesthetic.

Slated to release on February 1, grab a closer look at the Nike Kyrie 3 “Hyper Cobalt” below.

Nike Kyrie 3 “Hyper Cobalt”

Colorway: Hyper Cobalt/White-Chlorine Blue-Volt
Style #: 852395-102
Release Date: February 1, 2017
Price: $120

Nike Kyrie 3 "Hyper Cobalt"

Nike Kyrie 3 “Hyper Cobalt”
Nike Kyrie 3 "Hyper Cobalt"

Nike Kyrie 3 “Hyper Cobalt”

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Nike KD 9 Red/White // Available Now

While images of the Nike KD 9 Red/White had been circulating online for a while, the shoe had avoided retailers throughout 2016. To start the new year though this collegiate colorway is available now at Nike.

Simplistic in nature sporting a red Flyknit upper paired with white accents, grab this Nike KD 9 Red/White for $150 here.

Nike KD 9 Red/White

Nike KD 9 Red/White
Nike KD 9 Red/White

Nike KD 9 Red/White

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White Mountaineering x adidas NMD Trail // First Look

Releasing alongside a host of collaborative kicks and apparel offerings, the White Mountaineering x adidas NMD Trail offers perhaps the biggest treat for sneakerheads up on their style. Two takes see blunt Black/White and bold Navy/Red styling, with collaborative tab and tongue branding aiding the aesthetic of this outdoor wear. Peep both makeups in the photos below and look for these to launch at select adidas Originals accounts on January 19th.

White Mountaineering x adidas NMD Trail

Release Date: January 19th, 2017

White Mountaineering x adidas NMD Trail

White Mountaineering x adidas NMD Trail
White Mountaineering x adidas NMD Trail

White Mountaineering x adidas NMD Trail

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The Custom Nike Air Force 1 ‘Flowerbomb’ Is Pure Fire


Custom sneakers have come a long way in recent years. When we started writing about sneaker customization meant painting on the uppers of sneakers. Today it is really more about reconstruction and imagining something completely new by mixing and matching uppers of one sneaker with the sole of another and much more.

Today we come across the above ‘Flowerbomb’ Nike Air Force 1 by Frecustoms. They have used the classic all white Nike Air Force 1 as a canvas and added flowers across the upper in the form of embroidery. It reminds us a little of what Gucci is currently doing with its sneakers, but seeing it on the iconic AF1 is almost cooler.

NEXT CUSTOM: Flowerbomb AF-1 🌸 Dropping on the 20th of Jan (Limited to 20 Pairs) @frecustoms #frecustoms

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Good luck securing a pair for this summer!

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Inside Obama’s Star-Studded Farewell Party


In just a few weeks, the White House will be changing residents once more as Barack Obama as he prepares for his departure from the Oval Office. As expected, a host of A-list guests were invited to the soiree with the outgoing president with Chance the Rapper, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Tom Hanks, Usher, Robert DeNiro, George Lucas and many more in attendance.

When the squad takes over The White House #squadgoals 💪🏽

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This is about to be an AMAZING night….

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It’s no wonder Obama is popular among celebrities, his charisma has made him one of the most likeable personalities in recent times. Barack Obama is set to end his last term as the president on January 20 before Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president.

Elsewhere, Kim Kardashian has recently returned to the spotlight and shared details about her ordeal in Paris.

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Jordan Son of Mars “Fire Red” Releasing in February

The long tenured relationship with Jordan Brand and Spike Lee is deeply woven within the company’s DNA. His commercials with the brand back in the day still stand as some of the best in sneaker history. His collection of hybrids continue to retro including the popular Son of Mars iteration next month.

Taking design inspiration from the Air Jordan 3, Air Jordan 5, Air Jordan 6 and Air Jordan 20, the Son of Mars returns this February in a colorway that clearly pulls from the “Fire Red” iteration.

Look for the Jordan Son of Mars “Fire Red” on February 1, 2017 for $180.

Jordan Son of Mars “Fire Red”

Colorway: White/Gym Red-Black-Pure Platinum
Style #: 512245-112
Release Date: February 2, 2017
Price: $180

Jordan Son of Mars "Fire Red"

Jordan Son of Mars “Fire Red”
Jordan Son of Mars "Fire Red"

Jordan Son of Mars “Fire Red”
Jordan Son of Mars "Fire Red"

Jordan Son of Mars “Fire Red”
Jordan Son of Mars "Fire Red"

Jordan Son of Mars “Fire Red”
Jordan Son of Mars "Fire Red"

Jordan Son of Mars “Fire Red”
Jordan Son of Mars "Fire Red"

Jordan Son of Mars “Fire Red”

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Air Jordan 12 Low “Wolf Grey” Drops This March

Are you ready for the Air Jordan 12 Low this spring? The model will be available in wide variety throughout spring and summer, making it what its proper mid-cut version was all of last year.

Expect styles like this low-cut “Wolf Grey” pair to help round out the warm weather season in breathable mesh construction matched with the shoes traditional pebbled leather mudguard. What’s interesting with this particular Air Jordan 12 Low are the navy and yellow shades across the tongue and outsole that celebrate their new partnership with the University of Michigan.

The Air Jordan 12 Low “Wolf Grey” is scheduled for a March 18, 2017 Jordan Release Date. Take a closer look below and share your thoughts.

Air Jordan 12 Low “Wolf Grey”

Style #: 308317-002
Release Date: March 18, 2017
Price: $170

Air Jordan 12 Low "Wolf Grey"

Air Jordan 12 Low “Wolf Grey”

Air Jordan 12 Low "Wolf Grey"

Air Jordan 12 Low “Wolf Grey”
Air Jordan 12 Low "Wolf Grey"

Air Jordan 12 Low “Wolf Grey”
Air Jordan 12 Low "Wolf Grey"

Air Jordan 12 Low “Wolf Grey”

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Inside Obama’s Star-Studded Farewell Party


In just a few weeks, the White House will be changing residents once more as Barack Obama as he prepares for his departure from the Oval Office. As expected, a host of A-list guests were invited to the soiree with the outgoing president with Chance the Rapper, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Tom Hanks, Usher, Robert DeNiro, George Lucas and many more in attendance.

When the squad takes over The White House #squadgoals 💪🏽

A photo posted by LaLa (@lala) on

This is about to be an AMAZING night….

A photo posted by Will Packer (@willpowerpacker) on

It’s no wonder Obama is popular among celebrities, his charisma has made him one of the most likeable personalities in recent times. Barack Obama is set to end his last term as the president on January 20 before Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president.

Elsewhere, Kim Kardashian has recently returned to the spotlight and shared details about her ordeal in Paris.

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The adidas Iniki Runner Boost Launches This Week


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First previewed late last year, we are getting closer to the release of the adidas Originals Iniki Runner Boost. Fusing the past and the future of adidas in one sneaker, the upper of the sneaker reminds of the vintage looks of an adidas Gazelle, while the Boost outer sole adds the comfort and performance attributes of a modern Ultra Boost. The combination is certainly a strong one and will for sure find fans in the market. The sneaker, which features a neoprene and suede upper, comes in classic navy and red versions with contrasting white Boost outer sole and Three Stripes. The adidas Originals Iniki Runner Boost will drop on January 13.

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The adidas Originals Stan Smith Receives a Bold Creeper Makeover

Over the years the iconic Stan Smith has received just about all the material and color updates in the book, yet its sole, at least up until recently, maintained its classic slimmed-down construction that was present since the very beginning. Aside from the Skate-ready and BOOST enhanced models, this new Creeper-inspired design is one of relatively few Stan Smith releases featuring an alternative sole unit. Curiously enough the time-tested model was subject to a similar punk-inspired makeover by by 424 on Fairfax and Mr. Completely almost a year ago that featured a crep sole instead of a rubber one. This official women’s release is much more affordable at €110 EUR (approximately $116 USD), and its available in full leather white/green and white/navy colorways. Look for the kicks to arrive at select Three Stripes accounts including Sivadescalzo.

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The adidas Originals Stan Smith Receives a Bold Creeper Makeover

Over the years the iconic Stan Smith has received just about all the material and color updates in the book, yet its sole, at least up until recently, maintained its classic slimmed-down construction that was present since the very beginning. Aside from the Skate-ready and BOOST enhanced models, this new Creeper-inspired design is one of relatively few Stan Smith releases featuring an alternative sole unit. Curiously enough the time-tested model was subject to a similar punk-inspired makeover by by 424 on Fairfax and Mr. Completely almost a year ago that featured a crep sole instead of a rubber one. This official women’s release is much more affordable at €110 EUR (approximately $116 USD), and its available in full leather white/green and white/navy colorways. Look for the kicks to arrive at select Three Stripes accounts including Sivadescalzo.

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Supreme x Louis Vuitton Collaboration News May Have Leaked

As many popular social media accounts have observed, major rumors are circulating regarding a forthcoming collaboration from Supreme and Louis Vuitton. While no specifics have been reported, "leaked" photos appear to show shots of Supreme x Louis Vuitton sweaters and accessories, with a hint apparently from none other than Kim Jones (who has since deleted the image). Considering the infamous legal squabble between the two fashion powerhouses (seen in the design above) back in the 2000s, an official joint collection from them might come as a shock, but anything’s possible in 2017.

You can check some shots of the alleged Supreme x Louis Vuitton collection below. Could this be the greatest collaboration of 2017?

Might see a Supreme x Louis Vuitton collab soon. Opinions? ????????

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Supreme x LV In The Works ????

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Nike+ Drops New Commercials Featuring Kevin Hart

In case you were wondering why Kevin Hart aka Chocolate Droppa hasn’t been dropping bars lately, it’s because he’s been busy answering the question of “Are We Running Today?” In a new commercial series for Nike+ titled “The Man Who Kept Running,” the Hollywood star receives a Nike+ Apple Watch and runs away from civilization to the desert where he grows a ridiculous beard and continually runs each day while dealing with the trials and tribulations of a runner.

You can check out the entire series below.

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Nike SB Teams Up With Black Sheep in a Feral New Collaboration

Giving new meaning to the expression “a wolf in sheep’s clothing,” the US skate store Black Sheep has updated the Nike SB Dunk High silhouette in a new release that references both beasts through its design elements. With a teaser first appearing last month, the just-launched model features a white-brown hairy suede upper to signify the wool of the sheep, while a white Swoosh rubs away with wear and tear to reveal bared teeth. Further, the inner footbed features a snarling wolf in a collaboration that offers more than initially meets the eye. The Nike SB Dunk High Black Sheep is available via the Black Sheep store now.

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China just banned the ivory trade — a major stand against illegal elephant poaching

On Friday, China announced it will shut down the legal ivory trade — banning all ivory commerce by the end of 2017, the New York Times reported. The move will likely deal a major blow to the business of elephant poaching, reported the Times, as China is currently the “world’s largest ivory market.”

A demand for ivory products has driven the illegal slaughter of thousands of elephants and has pushed some elephant populations in Africa near extinction, the Times reported.

Workers in Kenya prepare to burn confiscated ivory.
Source: Ben Curtis/AP

In a statement released after Friday’s announcement, the World Wildlife Foundation celebrated the move. “China’s announcement is a game changer for elephant conservation,” the WWF said. “The large-scale trade of ivory now faces its twilight years, and the future is brighter for wild elephants. With the U.S. also ending its domestic ivory trade earlier this year, two of the largest ivory markets have taken action that will reverberate around the world.”

China will shut down the ivory trade in stages, and will “help workers in the ivory industry, including master carvers, find related jobs.”

China’s decision to end the legal ivory trade is reportedly a result of communication between the Obama administration and Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Times reported on Friday.

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Happy Birthday, LeBron. Here’s Your Best Dunks Every Year Since 2003

Today, LeBron celebrated his 32nd birthday. An otherwise glorious day for the living legend, however today his name has been in the headlines for his recent comments surrounding his comparison to the G.O.A.T., Michael Jordan. Following last night’s win, a reported compared Bron’s accolades at 32 to Jordan’s at the same age, asking the Cavs forward to commit on the similarities and differences. He quickly denied any likeness aside from dominating the competition. “Our games are just different,” said James. “His body is different. My body is different than his… So, just, you recognize the dominance that someone had at that age, at that age you recognize his dominance, but there’s no similarities in our game at all.”

Well, there is at least one similarity that we can think of: posterizing helpless defenders under the rim. And luckily for us, and any of you fans out there, the NBA compiled LeBron’s best dunks from each year since his rookie season in 2003 and released this lovely video earlier today.

Happy birthday, LeBron.

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Happy Birthday, LeBron. Here’s Your Best Dunks Every Year Since 2003

Today, LeBron celebrated his 32nd birthday. An otherwise glorious day for the living legend, however today his name has been in the headlines for his recent comments surrounding his comparison to the G.O.A.T., Michael Jordan. Following last night’s win, a reported compared Bron’s accolades at 32 to Jordan’s at the same age, asking the Cavs forward to commit on the similarities and differences. He quickly denied any likeness aside from dominating the competition. “Our games are just different,” said James. “His body is different. My body is different than his… So, just, you recognize the dominance that someone had at that age, at that age you recognize his dominance, but there’s no similarities in our game at all.”

Well, there is at least one similarity that we can think of: posterizing helpless defenders under the rim. And luckily for us, and any of you fans out there, the NBA compiled LeBron’s best dunks from each year since his rookie season in 2003 and released this lovely video earlier today.

Happy birthday, LeBron.

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National Museum of African American History and Culture Opens Its Doors in D.C.

Today marks the official opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Located in Washington, D.C., it is now the only museum in the US that’s main emphasis is African-American culture, life and history. The grand opening will be brought forth by a three day festival event which will feature the likes of Angela Bassett and Robert De Niro reciting the works of black poets and historians in addition to musical performances via Stevie Wonder and Patti Labelle.

In addition to the thousands who will be in attendance, Barack and Michelle Obama will also be present for a very special dedication ceremony. Numerous moments in history will be covered throughout the space such as slavery, the Civil Right Movement, the end of segregation and much more. Additional areas such as the military, arts, entertainment and sports also place emphasis upon African American contributions with items like Michael Jackson’s fedora hat worn during his “Victory Tour,” Jackie Robinson’s baseball bat and gear from Muhammad Ali.

The centerpiece of the museum will be the timeline of slavery and freedom. A copy of the Emancipation Proclamation will be displayed as well as a book of hymns via Harriet Tubman and a dress Rosa Parks was in the process of making prior to her arrest for refusing to give up her seat on a segregated bus.

Additional information regarding the National Museum of African American History and Culture can be found here.

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