The Nike Kyrie 2 “Inferno” Drops on New Years Day

Kyrie Irving is back in the lineup for the Cleveland Cavaliers and quickly working himself back into peak form. When it gets there, the beast from the east will most certainly be the Cavs. Irving, now wearing iterations of his Nike Kyrie 2 on court, sees the third release of the shoe next week. The […]

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Vans 2016 “Year of the Monkey” Collection

Following 2015’s "Year of the Sheep" Collection and its monochrome color palette, Vans is back to unveil 2016’s vibrant Chinese New Year three-pack. For the forthcoming Year of the Monkey, the sneakers have been designed along the theme of ‘Monkey Rules’ and draw inspiration from China’s commemorative stamps of 1980, 1992 and 2004. The result is a Sk8-Hi Reissue with a tonal red suede upper, black liner and white sole, a pink Sk8-Hi slim with yellow accents, and a multicolored suede Half-Cab, all with premium materials. The "Year of the Monkey" Collection will be available at select Vans retailers around the globe starting December 28. Meanwhile, follow the Vans China crew on a skate ride in the new #MONKEYRULES gear in this photo series.

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A.P.C. Reopens Its Flagship Store in Kyoto

A.P.C. has finally reopened its Kyoto flagship store on December 19, after a period of relocating and renovation. With Kyoto’s role as the seat of traditional Japan, the new store interior does much to align age-old Japanese craft and design with A.P.C.’s famously pared-back aesthetic. Past the dense stone facade, one finds a refreshing lightness in the interior’s use of an unvarnished French white oak structure in the middle of the space that delineates a volume to display accessories. This contrast between stone and wood can also be seen in the change in flooring, as well as the grey cushioning of the wooden benches, thus echoing the uchi-soto, or inside-outside divide in traditional Japanese architecture. The shop itself sells men’s and womenswear collections, in addition to denim, accessories and various lifestyle items. Head over to A.P.C.’s newest Japanese outpost the next time you find yourself in the former Japanese capital.
A.P.C. Kyoto
1/F, 10 Naginataboko-cho, Karasuma-higashi-iru
Shijo-dori, Shimogyo Ward
Kyoto, Japan

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Run the Jewels Preview Run the Jewels 3

Run the Jewels Preview Run the Jewels 3

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This afternoon, El-P shared a short clip of audio on Instagram with the caption "RTJ3 is just getting started"—presumably, a cut from what would be Run the Jewels 3, following Run the Jewels and Run the Jewels 2 (which was our favorite album of 2014). El-P previously shared a similarly short clip this past May. Check out the new one below.

RTJ3 is just getting started.

A video posted by thereallyrealelp (@thereallyrealelp) onDec 27, 2015 at 11:47am PST

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Vans Classics “Late Night” Pack

Vans has released a new Classics pack dubbed "Late Night" that adopts the aesthetics of spring and expresses them in a range of classic Vans silhouettes. The pack is a collection of Authentics, Slip Ons and SK8-Hi’s, all with vibrant colors or bold patterns, adorned with printed images of various types of fast foods. Sporting macaroons, pizza, french fries, donuts and cheeseburgers, the Vans Classics Late Night Pack is available now from the brand’s online store.

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Air Jordan 11 “Moon Landing”

Out of left field comes a patriotic, space-themed rendition of the popular Air Jordan 11 basketball sneakers which, coincidentally, comes at a timely chapter in space travel with the successful landing of SpaceX’s reusable Falcon 9 rocket. Most notably, the upper features a bombastic mix of stars and stripes, with a gold embossed Jumpman logo adorning the ankle quarter while a graphic print of the moon’s surface adorning the mudguard. A white speckled midsole and icy blue outsole round out the sneaker, in keeping with the lunar aesthetic.
sivadescalzo has a countdown for the Air Jordan 11 "Moon Landing" for December 28, which also happens to be ‘el Día de los Santos Inocentes’ or the Spanish equivalent of April Fool’s Day, so we’ll have to wait until then to see whether these are the real deal or not.

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adidas Originals ZX Flux ADV ASYM “Solid Grey”

Initially released in an inoffensive black/white colorway, the streamlined ZX Flux ADV ASYM from adidas Originals is done in a second, all-over hue of cool grey. Featuring a synthetic mesh upper with asymmetric tonal laces and a clear acrylic heel counter, the ZX Flux ADV ASYM discards the Three Stripes branding while trimming down on the now-minimalist sole unit, topped off with a reflective heel pull tab. Now available from Afew for €110 EUR (approximately $120 USD).

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Kendrick Lamar Celebrates Grammy Noms with Inspirational “Hard Work” Video

We’ve all heard the age-old mantra of "hard work pays off," but there is perhaps no one else in the music industry right now that personifies this statement better than Kendrick Lamar. With a staggering 11 Grammy nominations and a second essay recently published in iconic hip-hop publication XXL, the Compton rapper has become the voice of a generation and a force to be reckoned with. As one of the most respected names in the game at the moment, Top Dawg Entertainment has just released a celebration video paying homage to the 28-year old artist’s accomplishments with To Pimp a Butterfly. With an inspirational message that shares how success was earned for Kendrick, the artist remains true to his roots and humble beginnings. Check out the full video above.

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LeBron James Teams Up With Oculus To Create a VR Experience

LeBron James has teamed up with Facebook-owned Oculus VR to create a unique and enthralling virtual reality experience that takes viewers through James’ rigorous training regimen. Some incredible experiences have already been created with the help of VR headsets, like this boxing match, car race and even music video starring The Weeknd and Eminem. The collaborative project is more comparable to a 360-degree video that users can sit and watch rather than an immersive VR effort, as users can’t get up and move around the virtual world. The Oculus will be released for commercial use at the beginning of 2016, so if you’re keen to check out the videos, be sure to gram one of Samsung’s Gear VR headsets in the interim. This step into the sporting world is a great move for Oculus, as it demonstrates that the technology is not only reserved for gamers, but for sports fans too.
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Nike Air Presto “Comet Red”

After the reintroduction of the Air Presto silhouette this year, the sneaker has received a slew of color treatments that have indefinitely marked the return of the OG Nike offering. Adding to its impressive range of colorways, Swoosh has just released a vibrant "Comet Red" version that is sure to turn heads with its eye-catching palette. Constructed with white mesh lining and neoprene fabrics, the vintage look is yet another bold take on the retro running model. The Nike Air Presto "Comet Red" is available now at select stockists such as Livestock.

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adidas Y-3 Hayworth Mid Core Black/White

Yohji Yamamoto presents a significantly more wearable alternative to his Y-3 Hayworth Guard calf-length boot with the Hayworth Mid. Featuring a black mesh upper with leather and suede overlays, while a contrasting white ankle guard and white sole unit propel the silhouette firmly into the future. Minimal branding can be seen embossed into the leather overlay and into the ankle guard as well. Now available online at Feature for $410 USD.

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Jeezy Talks Black Lives Matter On CNN

All Lives All The Time Jeezy checked in with Don Lemon on CNN this afternoon from Atlanta. During their discussion, Jeezy spoke on the Black Lives Movement, support for Clinton and Sanders in the presidential election, views on Donald Trump and premieres his new video, “Sweet Life”.

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Nike Kobe X Elite “What The”

Nike introduces the latest shoe to go under the "What The" treatment, and this time it’s the Kobe X Elite. Featuring a bold melange of colors, the shoe features a black high top and multicolored upper. With bold reds, blues, yellows and purples, the colors extend beyond the upper to cover the outsole as well. Matched with a speckled midsole, the shoe features a silver Swoosh and will definitely be an eye-catching footwear option. Expect the Kobe X Elite "What The" to hit Nike retailers soon, including Livestock where it will drop on December 30.

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Nike’s Stock Price Hits a Record High

The Swoosh’s success continues. Nike’s stock price hit an all-time high yesterday after the sportswear giant reported numbers that greatly exceeded Wall Street’s expectations. Hitting $136 USD per share yesterday in after-hours trading, Nike’s shares are up 37% this year alone while future orders increased 20% in the second fiscal quarter (analysts only expected about a 14% increase). Sales are also up across the board with those in the United States alone accounting for $3.5 billion USD while those in China have skyrocketed with a 28% increase.
Nike is expected to hit $50 billion USD in annual sales by 2020.

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Nike Has High Hopes for the Future of Jordan Brand

It would be an understatement to say that Jordan Brand had a good year. Nike was quick to recognize that the company even surpassed its own second-quarter sales, posting “strong double digits” in growth to Nike’s “mid single digit,” according to Fortune. Based on these figures, Nike plans to invest even more resources into developing the most prosperous […]

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Nike’s “Bring Your Game” Reveals Fun Facts About Top Basketball Players

Nike Basketball’s latest campaign follows a group of young athletes who are on a mission to pick their favorite basketball player. In order to do so, they visit the homes of LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Paul George, Kevin Durant, Elena Delle Donne, Kobe Bryant and Kyrie Irving in a comedic short showcasing each of the player’s daily routines and quirks. While the film includes lighthearted vignettes around yacht fishing and spirulina cake, the themes are rooted in the respective player’s lives. For instance, Kyrie Irving is incessantly dribbling, even during dinner, as he used to wrap basketballs in plastic bags to prepare for unpredictable bounces. Also, Paul George is seen casually fishing on the edge of a yacht but is actually an avid fisherman, competing in tournaments and even winning a few trophies. View the entire clip above and visit Nike’s Bring Your Game site for more interesting facts about your favorite players.

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