Keeping things completely under wraps up until this point, Nike has finally pulled back the curtain on their Nike Basketball signatures for the 2020 NBA All-Star Game. The Swoosh has once again outfitted their top five guys with special colorways for the mid-February festivities with each sneaker dressed uniquely for the occasion. For Giannis Antetokounmpo, … Read more
It’s 2020, and the NBA is headed to Chicago for All-Star Weekend. Given the storied history the NBA has in the Chi, Jordan Brand is seizing the opportunity to take it back to the best basketball times of the Windy City. Joining a collaborative footwear and apparel capsule, the Jordan Brand NBA All-Star 2020 collection … Read more
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It looks like the Off-White x Air Jordan 5 finally has a release date! Set to release in less than a month, here is out best look yet at Virgil’s reinterpretation of the Air Jordan 5.
This Off-Whote iteration of the Air Jordan 5 is unmistakably inspired by the OG Metallic Air Jordan 5. Elevated with a black textile mesh construction along with Off-White’s signature “Shoelaces” branding on the laces, and 3M reflective tongues with red Jumpman logos, the model is also detailed with a synthetic circular overlay on the netted side panels, (with one pair revealing it cut out) — “23” branding on the ankles, speckling on the shark teeth-inspired shank on the midsole and a vintage style yellowed translucent outsole to top it off.
It has been confirmed that the Off-White x Air Jordan 5 will release on February 15th for $225 during NBA All-Star Weekend 2020 in Chicago as part of Jordan Brand’s 8×8 collection. Click and bookmark our official Off-White x Air Jordan 5 hub page now for everything you need to know about the sneaker and where to buy it online. Always keep it locked to KicksOnFire for the latest in sneaker news, release dates and where to purchase your favorite kicks.
Releasing in March, here is a good look at the two pairs that make up the upcoming Nike Air Max 1 City Pack. This Nike Air Max 1 City Pack pays tribute to London and Amsterdam
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Another Gatorade x Nike PG 4 collab will be making its debut during this year’s NBA All-Star Weekend. Currentl dubbed the Gatorade x Nike PG 4 ASW, this iteration of the model comes in a tie-dye color scheme said to be inspired by mix of George’s favorite Gatorade flavors. Orange and Lime Green accents are used throughout completed with Gatorade’s signature “G” logo appearing on the tongues.
Look for the Gatorade x Nike PG 4 ASW to release during All-Star Weekend in February 2020 at select retailers and Nike.com for the retail price of $120. Stay tuned for official images and a confirmed release date.
Get a first look at the upcoming Nike Zoom Freak 1 Employee of the Month. This latest colorway of the Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Zoom Freak 1 is set to be the second “Coming to America” themed offering from his signature line.
Part of this year’s Nike Basketball All-Star Weekend collection, the Nike Zoom Freak 1 Employee of the Month is inspired by the uniform that Eddie Murphy wore while working at McDowell’s restaurant. The shoe starts off with a Black upper that is then contrasted by the tartan graphics on the tongues, reverse Swoosh logo and heels. A White midsole atop a Dark Blue rubber outsole complete the look.
Not pictures is the matching apparel branded with “Coming to America” on both the jacket and pants.
The Nike Zoom Freak 1 Employee of the Month will release during 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend in February at select retailers and Nike.com for the retail price of $120. Stay tuned for official images and a confirmed release date.
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The Nike Basketball NBA All-Star Weekend Collection will include a special iteration Kevin Durant’s Nike KD 12. What makes this pair stand out from the rest in the collection is the fact that it was designed by Don C.
The Nike KD 12 ASW honor’s Don C’s birthplace of Chicago, which also happens to be the location of this year’s NBA All-Star Weekend. The KD 12 comes with a color scheme on the upper that pays tribute to the Chicago flag. The stars on the tongue add to the Chicago theme of the shoe.
Look for the Nike KD 12 ASW to drop during 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend in February at select retailers and Nike.com. Stay tuned for official images and a confirmed release date.
Also part of this year’s Nike Basketball All-Star Weekend collection, here is an official look at the Nike Kyrie 6 Trophies.
This special iteration of the Nike Kyrie 6 pays tribute to Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls’ 1996 championship. The shoe starts off with a Red upper that is then contrasted by the Gold and Black detailing found throughout. Other details include the speckled translucent outsole, the “06/16/96” text on the lower tongue of the right shoe and “06/19/16” on the left nodding to Irving’s only NBA Championship. The graphic on the inner lining pattern pays homages to the carpet that MJ laid on crying after winning his first NBA title after losing his father.
Slated to drop during the NBA All-Star Weekend, here are official images of the Nike LeBron 17 Monstars.
The Nike LeBron 17 Monstars is part of the Nike LeBron 17 Space Jam Pack that will also include a Nike LeBron 17 Low Monstars Toon Squad that has yet to be unveiled. The Nike LeBron 17 Monstars references the cartoonish villains from the Space Jam movie while coming with details such as the mismatched tongues, Space Jam branded insoles on the number 0 on the lace overlays that references the jersey number for all the Monstar characters.
The Nike LeBron 17 Monstars is set to release on February 14th followed by the Nike LeBron 17 Low Toon Squad on February 15th. Are you feeling this new colorway of the Nike LeBron 17?
Finally! The Air Jordan 1 Hi 85 Varsity Red has a release date. Just like the forthcoming Air Jordan 1 from the Air Jordan “New Beginnings” Pack, this Air Jordan 1 is also another variation of the “updated” OG Air Jordan 1 High.
This rendition boasts Varsity Red, Summit White, and Black as its main hues, with Black for the upper alongside Red leather overlays. Contrasting the look is a White midsole and Red rubber outsole, and while it’s kind of like a Bred AJ 1, additional Red is used on the eyestay, while the color on the toe box and mudguard is inverted.
Look for this Air Jordan 1 Hi 85 at select Jordan Brand stores and online in February 8th for the retail price of $200. It is also being reported that the model will be limited to 23,000 pairs. Click and bookmark our Air Jordan 1 Hi 85 “Varsity Red” hub page now for everything you need to know about the sneaker and where to buy it online. Always keep it locked to KicksOnFire for the latest in sneaker news, release dates and where to purchase your favorite kicks.
In addition to the Air Jordan 3 Red Cement that’s part of the Jordan Brand All-Star Weekend 2020 Collection, Jordan Brand will also be releasing a special version of the Air Jordan 3 Cement that will be releasing exclusively in Chicago.
The Chicago-exclusive version of the Air Jordan 3 Red Cement features “Nike Chi” branding on the heel replacing the traditional “Nike Air” branding. The rest of the shoe boasts a Fire Red tumbled leather upper which is offset by Cement Grey and Black hits throughout. Finishing details include elephant print overlays on the toe and heel, grey leather on the perforated eyelets and collar, a smooth leather tongue with a red Jumpman logo and a black heel tab with the aforementioned “Nike Chi” branding to top it off.
Both iterations of the Air Jordan 3 Red Cement are set to release on February 15th. Click and bookmark our official Air Jordan 3 SE “Red Cement” hub page now for everything you need to know about the sneaker and where to buy it online. Always keep it locked to KicksOnFire for the latest in sneaker news, release dates and where to purchase your favorite kicks.
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Unveiled a few days ago, we now get a detailed look at the upcoming Air Jordan 6 GS Floral.
This grade school-exclusive colorway of the Air Jordan 6 is covered in an official mix of Crimson Tint, Dynamic Yellow, Black, and White. The shoe starts off with a tonal soft yellow hue across its upper while brighter shades of yellow are applied throughout for more vibrance. Finishing details consist of a yellow flower embroidery on the tongue with a black Jumpman overlay, followed by a floral pattern printed on the lining, and a white midsole.
Retailing for $140, the Air Jordan 6 GS Floral will release on February 6th at select retailers and Nike.com. Bookmark our Air Jordan 6 GS Floral hub page where all new release info and images will be posted.
The start of a year often promises clean slates and new beginnings — but for CEOs across the world, lingering uncertainties over trade tensions and geopolitical challenges have painted a darker picture for 2020.
A recently published PricewaterhouseCoopers study found that, for the first time, more than half of the world’s CEOs predicted a slower economy in the year ahead. According to the report, 53% of executive chiefs believe the rate of global GDP growth will decline — up from 29% in 2019 and just 5% in 2018.
In contrast, the number of leaders that anticipated an increase in the rate of economic growth plunged from 42% last year to just 22% in 2020. It marked the highest level of pessimism since the firm began tracking such data in 2012. (The survey included responses from nearly 1,600 CEOs from 83 countries across the world and launched at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.)
“The drop in confidence in economic growth is not surprising — even if the scale of the change in mood is,” said Bob Moritz, chairman of the PwC Network. “These challenges facing the global economy are not new; however, the scale of them and the speed at which some of them are escalating is new.”
The observation was particularly significant in North America, Western Europe and the Middle East: A respective 63%, 59% and 57% of business leaders from those regions expected lower global growth this year. CEOs also shared that they had lower confidence in their own outlooks for their organizations, with only 27% indicating that they’re “very confident” in their prospects for revenue gains in 2020.
In another study released early this month, The Conference Board found that a possible recession ranks as the top external concern for the second year in a row of global business chiefs and other C-suite executives. Such fears even jumped to the top of American CEOs’ list of worries, the think tank reported — surpassing cybersecurity, which was their biggest concern in 2019 but fell to sixth for 2020. Heightened competition took second place, while global trade tied global political instability for the third spot, as President Donald Trump continued to fight much-criticized tariff battles against foreign rivals including China, while concerns over Brexit and unrest in Hong Kong rattled markets.
Despite the pessimism, PwC still foresees opportunities for CEOs who confront uncertainty, versus taking defensive actions such as reducing investments, pulling back from technology and shying away from challenges.
“With an agile strategy, a sharp focus on the changing expectations of stakeholders and the experience many have built up over the last 10 years in a challenging environment, business leaders can weather an economic downturn and continue to thrive,” Moritz added.
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We may be in the middle of awards season, but celebrities still took the time to head to the City of Lights for Paris Haute Couture Week.
The “Big Little Lies” star proved black is anything but basic, turning heads in a sparkling, strapless jumpsuit, which she paired with pointed-toe pumps.
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What an amazing night in Paris, watching couture runway at @armani. Spending time with the whole incredible family who makes these exquisite designs, made me want to be Italian. A true celebration of fashion, artistry, music, culture and design! And I got to catch up with my favorite fashion-loving friend @belpowley!
Witherspoon had the chance to catch up with pal Bel Powley, who wore a classic black-and-white ensemble with a collared shirt, high-waisted pants and strappy pumps.
Unsurprisingly, the stars came out in full force on Jan. 21 for the Chanel show, including brand collaborator Pharrell Williams. The singer sported a pale pink jacket, khaki pants and Adidas skate sneakers as he posed for photographers alongside wife Helen Lasichanh.
Schiaparelli also held a star-studded show, bringing together a slew of celebrities on Jan. 20. Princess Diana’s niece Lady Kitty Spencer wore a beige pantsuit with a white turtleneck and pointed black peep-toe heels.
Elsewhere, Sophia Bush took opted to show off her pedicure in peep-toes. Apart from her shining black cold-toe boots, the “One Tree Hill” star wore a beige coat with a floral lining over a black midi dress.
Click through the gallery to see more celebrities on the front row at Paris Haute Couture Week.
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Maison Margiela showcased the new look on the runway today during its Paris Couture Week presentation, a silhouette that marries its classic split-toe Tabi with the aggressive and futuristic Reebok Instapump Fury. The collab, according to the French luxury fashion house, plays on the idea of analyzing “the conversation between humanity and technology in the digital age.” Maison Margiela proclaimed the look the “statement shoe for the age of the cyber-industrial revolution.”
The look features the signature split-toed calfskin upper of the Tabi, the Pump tech from Reebok and sit atop reimagined sneaker-style midsoles and outsoles (one flat and the other heeled). The collab is also executed with classic Reebok technologies such as Hexalite cushioning and a Graphlite carbon shank. Aesthetically speaking, the shoe features both Maison Margiela and Reebok’s logos — the luxury brand’s stitched in white on the back of the upper and the athletic company’s Vector branding embroidered on the heel.
The look will debut in six colorways, which includes nods to the original looks of the sneaker delivered by Reebok starting in 1994.
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Whether it’s still described as a full-on retail apocalypse, or a sign of firms becoming more efficient, the slew of store closures across the industry continues to drag on.
Nationwide chains, specialty brands and designer clothiers are only some of the casualties this year, as shifting consumer demands and increasing pressure from e-commerce have forced the imminent closures of hundreds of brick-and-mortar stores.
This month alone, four big names in the fashion industry have collectively already announced an estimated 140 outposts headed for the chopping block, whether a result of business restructuring or changes in ownership.
Here, FN compiles a list of retailers turning off the lights in 2020.
The apparel and accessories retailer has announced that roughly 100 outposts will shutter by 2022 as part of its “fleet rationalization” plan. Nine of those were already closed last year, with another 31 locations expected to shut down this month, an additional 35 by the end of January 2021 and the remainder throughout the following year. As of November, Express had 411 mall-based locations and 215 outlet stores.
Another six of the department store chain’s stores are set to shutter this year as it continues to carry out its turnaround plan. The Plano, Texas-based firm confirmed the closures of a half-dozen outposts: Southgate Mall in Missoula, Mont.; Myrtle Beach Mall in Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Chapel Hill Mall in Akron, Ohio; North Hills Shopping Center in Raleigh, N.C.; Tulsa Promenade in Tulsa, Okla.; and Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream, N.Y. The locations are expected to close on April 24. JCPenney currently operates about 850 stores.
Co-founders and co-creative directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon announced the closures of all Opening Ceremony stores by year’s end. The move follows the brand’s acquisition in mid-January by New Guards Group, a streetwear-focused firm that licenses brands, including Off-White, Palm Angels and Heron Preston. As part of the purchase, Opening Ceremony will shift from being a multi-brand retailer to focus solely on its namesake brand. (Leon and Lim said they have plans to return to brick-and-mortar retail in the future “but with a different mindset and perspective.”)
Macy’s has confirmed the closures of roughly 30 stores. Over the next couple of months, the retailer expects to hold liquidation sales as it downsizes its fleet of brick-and-mortar outposts. The list includes its locations in Macon Mall in Georgia; University Mall in Illinois; Northgate Mall, Ohio Valley Mall and Stow-Kent Plaza in Ohio; Rivergate Mall in Tennessee; and Cascade Mall, 54 East Main St. and 300 Pine St. — its Seattle flagship — in Washington. (One Bloomingdale’s location is also scheduled to shut down.) A spokesperson said that Macy’s “regularly review[s] our store portfolio” and will provide an update on the store closures at its investor day on Feb. 5.
While admittedly the Couture Week focus is always the frocks, for Schiaparelli creative director Daniel Roseberry, the collection he showed on Monday at Paris Couture Week also measured up when it came to the footwear.
Sandals featured tape measure detailing on the straps with Schiaparelli Paris embossed in gold lettering. So far, so surreal. But they also came with reverse comma heel, extreme asymmetric toe shape and a reverse strap situation, so that the big toe went commando while the strap looped around the other four.
The house has an illustrious history of the surreal, and Roseberry is continuing Elsa Schiaparelli’s legacy from top to toe. However, rather than simply plugging the archives, he’s way more meta. He’ll take an idea and rework it in an entirely different context, giving it a surreal spin all of his own.
The measuring tape idea comes from the bottle created by the house in 1937 when it launched its “Shocking” fragrance — the Tom Ford “F***ing Fabulous” of its time. A tape measure served as the label, and the bottle itself was shaped like a woman’s bust, modeled on the American actress Mae West. It came in a box sheathed in ‘shocking’ pink and gold paper.
Click through the gallery to see images of the full Schiaparelli spring ’20 couture collection.
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The supermodel’s California coastal cool meets ’90s grunge style serves as the basis for the four-piece range, designed by Gerber in collaboration with longtime Jimmy Choo creative director Sandra Choi.
“I jumped at the chance to work with Sandra on my dream capsule of shoe and boot styles, it was such an honor to be able to brainstorm creatively and I am so thrilled with the result,” Gerber stated in a release. “I wanted an effortless on/off duty wardrobe that could work with any look in a color palette that talked to my Cali roots while adapting to any city, at any time, anywhere.”
The capsule includes two kitten heels — the python-print K-Slingback pump and leather K-Slide sandal — and two boots, the K-Jesse suede Western boot and the K-Cruz snake-print combat.
Since starring in her first Jimmy Choo campaign three seasons ago, Gerber has adopted the $1,095 Cruz combat boot as her go-to — and this, Choi said, is what first sparked discussion of a potential collaboration.
“Off the catwalk, Kaia has a signature personal style that is the epitome of effortless cool. From her first campaign with us, Kaia has worn our Cruz combat, it became her go to and that led us to have a conversation about collaborating on her capsule shoe wardrobe,” Choi explained.
The capsule will be available online and in select stores beginning on Feb. 2. Fifteen percent of all sales will go to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, an organization Gerber has worked with since she was just 5 years-old.
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When it comes to basketball sneakers, Converse has many archival silhouettes from which it can pull.
The Nike-parented brand is drawing on its heritage with kicks for NBA All-Star Weekend, which begin on Feb. 14 and go through Feb. 16. But it’s updating the styles for a new decade with fresh colorways and a more modern aesthetic.
To celebrate this year’s All-Star Weekend location of Chicago, Converse is releasing an All Star Pack, available to shop in the Windy City. The pack includes all-white versions of the Pro Leather, Chuck 70 and All Star Pro BB sneakers, with the chance for customers to customize their pairs in select stores.
Also among the offerings is the All Star Pro BB Pack, which throws it back to the 1988 All-Star Game jersey. The silhouette comes in a white, blue and red colorway that will be available to shop exclusively at All-Star Weekend. A black-and-white version of the silhouette is also offered.
Finally, Converse is releasing several colorways of the Pro Leather OG, which initially dropped in the ’70s. The shoes have a white leather upper with star chevron branding; the star and chevron accents come in colors inspired by the Pro Leather’s initial launch.
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Stylish women from around the globe coalesced in Paris this week for the spring ’20 Haute Couture Week shows — and the style on the streets was as good as the style on the runway.
“It” girls brought their shoe A-game, showing off footwear with bold colorways and unexpected shapes.
Pamela Costantini and Domitilla Rapisardi modelled shoes from their new label, Iindaco. The Italian-made brand, which makes its debut this year, is sure to be a hit among the Instagram crowd, thanks to look-at-me colors.
Rapisardi showed off a pair of patterned green pumps with a subtle, on-trend square toe, which popped against her black leather midi skirt and opaque tights.
Meanwhile, Costantini wore green sandals with crystal flame detailing on the heel — the perfect counterpart to her red leather trousers.
Elsewhere, Brazilian blogger Helena Bordon looked chic in a Chanel jumpsuit, which she wore under a black-and-white coat. Bordon added a pop to the ensemble with her shoes, choosing purple suede pumps from FN’s 2019 Designer of the Year, Amina Muaddi. The pumps featured Muaddi’s signature martini glass-shaped heel and a sparkling embellishment at the toe.
Another attendee garnered attention in a pair of leopard-print, studded Christian Louboutin pumps, styling the shoes over a pair of forest green trousers — a trend that’s been huge among the fashion set in recent months.
With Chanel being one of the top shoes on the couture calendar, it’s no surprise that several guests stepped out in the brand’s shoes. The French house’s shoes offered a monochrome counter to the colors spotted elsewhere on the streets, coming in black-and-white with subtle branding.
Click through the gallery to see more street style at Paris Haute Couture Week spring ’20.
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Between recovering your finances from holiday shopping, making resolutions to spend less money and the seeming lack of sales at the start of the new year, these new few months may seem like the worst time to shop. But, there are actually huge savings on footwear and apparel you’ll want to get in on.
Every year, tons of stores massively mark down cold weather gear to make way for new spring merchandise. While these end-of-winter sales tend to be most abundant come March (the last day of winter is March 19), the deals are now starting even earlier. We already spotted cozy Uggs and snow boots up to to 60% off at stores like Nordstrom and Sorel. And in case working out is also on your resolutions list, Nike and Dick’s Sporting Goods have tons of running and training sneakers you can nab for up to 50% off.
Besides the fact that these deals are amazing, you may also want to consider that it’s a great time to stock up on pieces for next winter without having to pay full price. Check out all the best end of season sales happening right now, and keep checking back here for more updates.
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Zion Williamson, one of the most hyped rookies in NBA history, is making his pro debut with the New Orleans Pelicans tonight. And Jordan Brand is lacing him with a crazy Air Jordan 24 PE to launch his promising career.
When Williamson and the Pelicans face the San Antonio Spurs at home at 9:30 p.m., the baller will wear the “Bayou Boys” player edition Air Jordan 34. (The No. 1 overall selection in the 2019 NBA Draft helped Jordan Brand reveal the shoe in September.) The bold look is predominantly gold and bronze with hits of orange, and the words “Bayou Boys” are written across the heels.
“When you put on some Jordans fresh out the box, people know what it is. The 34 delivers on all of that. I felt the benefit of the Eclipse Plate from the moment I put it on,” Williamson said of the sneaker in a statement. “A shoe that has this much technology, while staying minimal, makes a difference in my game, whether I’m flying down the court or dunking.”
Although this is the only PE for Williamson that Jordan Brand shared today, the company hinted that many more are to come for the rest of the 2019-20 season.
LeBron James showed up to NBA Media Day with a never before seen pair of “Lakers” Nike LeBron 7s. Similar to the LeBron 3 “Lakers” PE the shoes sport mismatched colors with a predominantly that flip the purple and gold. Unfortunately for Lakers fans and LeBron loyalists, the Laker colorups have not been made available – … Read more
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This morning, Nike unveiled a sequel to the first auto-lacing basketball shoe with the Nike Adapt BB 2.0. As you might recall, last year Nike brought out the first power lace performance shoes with the Nike Adapt BB representing basketball and the Nike Adapt Huarache for running. The experience of slipping into the shoe, pressing a … Read more
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For years, the worlds of fashion and sneakers have collided to new levels that have risen in an unprecedented fashion. The blend of performance, luxury and a scarcity of goods have created an echelon of swagger for A-list celebrities and star athletes. Whether it’s through recaps of Celebrity Style Weekly Top Fits & Kicks or … Read more
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Nike Basketball has just unveiled the Nike Adapt BB 2.0, the second coming of Nike Basketball’s first ever power-lacing sneaker. The Adapt BB 2.0 evolves the design principles of its predecessor to improve on-court play, while retaining the spirit of the tech’s underlying magic: the thrill of a glimpse into the future.
Here is what’s new about the shoe:
1. Bouncier court feel
Coming off the Adapt BB, players wanted a more noticeable bounce underfoot — Cushlon alone wasn’t enough. Nike designers added Air Zoom Turbo to the forefoot of the 2.0, similar to the Kyrie line.
2. Better ride
Finding that harmony between pop off the forefoot and the placement of the power-lacing engine led designers to reconfigure the midsole stack height. The result is an improved transition from heel to toe while moving.
3. Easier to put on
Another area of focus was easier entry into the shoe. By removing the Flyknit shroud, opening up the collar and integrating a stretchable ballistic mesh throughout the upper, designers made putting on the shoe simpler.
4. More immersive detailing
An obvious visual difference is the larger Swoosh. A closer look reveals a combination of pixelated textures, a deliberate choice by material designers to balance the shoe’s über-tech performance ideal with a more grounded opportunity to sense the shoe in ways beyond fit.
5. It was debuted by point guard Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies
Morant wore the shoe during his January 20 game against the New Orleans Pelicans. It will also be worn by Las Vegas Aces forward A’ja Wilson at the start of the WNBA regular season.
The Nike Adapt BB 2.0 releases February 16 for $400.
Having made its debut way back in 1979, adidas just dropped a new colorway of the adidas Top Ten Hi. The classic adidas model comes dressed in a premium Black leather upper that is the accented by the Black and Red hits placed on areas such as the Three Stripes, collar, laces, tongue tag and outsole.
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Is an alternate colorway of the Nike LeBron 17 More Than An Athlete on the way? Slated to be a potential release, here is a first look at the Nike LeBron 17 More Than An Athlete in Orange.
This iteration of the Nike LeBron 17 More Than An Athlete comes dressed in an Orange upper contrasted by the Black accents and White rubber sole. Details include the Orange leather tongue shroud with “More Than An Athlete”, Uninterrupted and “LJ” crown branding in Black.
The Nike LeBron 17 More Than An Athlete Orange is not a confirmed release but as soon as more info leaks we will be sure to let you know. Stay tuned.
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Lyrical Lemonade’s Cole Bennett will be teaming up with Jordan Brand to release a special iteration of the Jordan Aerospace 720. Slated to drop during All-Star Weekend in Chicago, here is an official look at the Cole Bennett’s Lyrical Lemonade x Jordan Aerospace 720.
A little background about Cole Bennet: Bennett originally founded Lyrical Lemonade as an internet blog when he was a high school student in Plano, Illinois, his mother came up with the name of the blog and also gave him a video camera. He soon began directing music videos for local Chicago rappers, including Vic Mensa and Chance the Rapper, which he uploaded on the Lyrical Lemonade channel, along with live show recaps, cyphers, documentaries and interviews.
Cole Bennett’s Lyrical Lemonade x Jordan Aerospace 720 comes dressed in tonal Blue upper with hits of color that match his Lyrical Lemonade branding. Other details include the LL branded tongues, special graphic insoles and a translucent outsole that allows you to look inside of the shoe.
No official release date for the Cole Bennett’s Lyrical Lemonade x Jordan Aerospace 720 has been announced, but it is expected to release next month during All-Star Weekend in Chicago.
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Slated to make its debut next month, here is an on-feet look at the StrangeLove x Nike SB Dunk Low.
The StrangeLove x Nike SB Dunk Low is designed by legendary artist Sean Cliver and Todd Bratrud. This collaborative version of the model starts off with a Pink suede upper complemented by the velvet on the panels as well as the contrasting Red accents on the Swooshes, lining, and laces. Giving it even more of a collaborative feel is the StrangeLove branding on the tongue and graphic printed insoles. A White midsole and Pink translucent outsole round out the main features of the shoe.
No release date has been announced but the StrangeLove x Nike SB Dunk Low is slated to drop sometime around Valentine’s Day. Stay tuned for a confirmed release date.