Levi’s x Air Jordan 6 Releasing During 2020

Levis Air Jordan 6 Release Date Info

The Levi’s x Air Jordan 6 is another collaboration between Jordan Brand and the denim company which will release during 2020.

History of Levi’s x Air Jordan Collaborations

Both Levi and Jordan Brand has an extensive partnership which dates back to 2008. The two connected on the Air Jordan 1, but didn’t stop at that. This was actually a pack that included a pair of jeans and special packaging.

Fast forward to 2018, Jordan Brand and Levi’s connected once again, this time on the Air Jordan 4. This resulted in three colorways releasing in Blue Denim, White Denim and Black Denim.

Although images have yet to leak of this Air Jordan 6 by Levi’s, they are expected to feature Blue denim across the upper while the signature Red Levi’s branding is placed on the side. Completing the look is a translucent outsole.

Levi’s Air Jordan 6 Release Details

At the time of writing, a specific release date for the Levi’s x Air Jordan 6 is unknown. However they are expected to launch at select retailers including online at Nike.com sometime in 2020. Once more information is available we will make sure to update.

See Also: Air Jordan Release Dates

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Kevin Garnett’s Nike Air Flightposite 2 Returning Soon

Nike Air Flightposite 2 Retro White Blue Release Date Info

Kevin Garnett originally wore the Air Flightposite 2 which is part of Nike Sportswear’s Alpha Project. During 2019 we will see original colorways and new ones return in retro form.

Although there is minor changes, this pair was worn by Kevin Garnett during the 2000 Olympics and features a White and Blue color combination. Nike has swapped out where it say ‘Garnett’ on the upper with Alpha Project dots. In addition they come with a zipper closure, inner bootie, Foamposite on the overlays and Zoom Air units in the forefoot.

At the time of writing, a release date for the Nike Air Flightposite 2 has yet to be announced. However they are expected to launch Fall 2019 at select retailers and online at Nike.com. Additional colorways will also be available soon.

Nike Air Flightposite 2 Retro White Blue Release Date Info
Nike Air Flightposite 2 Retro White Blue

Nike Air Flightposite 2 Retro White Blue Release Date Info

Nike Air Flightposite 2 Retro White Blue Release Date Info

Nike Air Flightposite 2 Retro White Blue Release Date Info

Nike Air Flightposite 2 Retro White Blue Release Date Info

Nike Air Flightposite 2 Retro White Blue Release Date Info

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Nike Kobe AD NXT FF ‘Vast Grey’ Official Images

Nike Kobe AD NXT FF Vast Grey CD0458-001 Release Date Info

Celebrating Kobe Bryant Day, aka Mamba Day, Nike is set to release the latest version of the Nike Kobe AD NXT and one of the upcoming colorways includes ‘Vast Grey’.

This Nike Kobe AD comes dressed in a Vast Grey and Thunder Grey color combination. Constructed with QuadFit mesh across the upper along with the new FastFit system in Red across the mid-foot. In addition we have a React cushioned midsole and translucent outsole to complete the look.

Nike Kobe AD NXT FF Vast Grey Release Details

You can expect the Nike Kobe AD NXT FF ‘Vast Grey’ to release at select retailers and online at Nike.com on August 24th. Retail price is set at $200. Below you can check out the official photos which will give you a closer look.

Nike Kobe AD NXT FF Vast Grey
Color: Vast Grey/Thunder Grey
Release Date: August 24, 2019
Style Number: CD0458-001
Price: $200

Nike Kobe AD NXT FF Vast Grey CD0458-001 Release Date Info
Nike Kobe AD NXT FF Vast Grey CD0458-001

Nike Kobe AD NXT FF Vast Grey CD0458-001 Release Date Info

Nike Kobe AD NXT FF Vast Grey CD0458-001 Release Date Info

Nike Kobe AD NXT FF Vast Grey CD0458-001 Release Date Info

Nike Kobe AD NXT FF Vast Grey CD0458-001 Release Date Info

Nike Kobe AD NXT FF Vast Grey CD0458-001 Release Date Info

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This Nike Blazer Mid ’77 Vintage Features ‘Snakeskin’

Nike Blazer Mid 77 Vintage White Snakeskin CI1176-101 Release Date Info

The clean and classic Nike Blazer Mid ’77 Vintage is set to launch with a premium and luxurious look thanks to the addition of Snakeskin.

Looking closer, this Nike Blazer Mid comes with White leather on the upper while Grey suede is applied on overlays by the toe. Standing out the most is the use of snakeskin across the Swoosh logos and heel. Other highlights includes padded collar, vintage inspired midsole and Sail rubber outsole.

Continue to scroll below to check out more images of the Nike Blazer Mid 77 Vintage ‘Snakeskin’ which will give you a closer look. Although a release date is not available, they are expected to launch at select retailers and online at Nike.com soon. Retail price is set at $100.

Nike Blazer Mid ’77 Vintage
Style Number: CI1176-101
Price: $100

Nike Blazer Mid 77 Vintage White Snakeskin CI1176-101 Release Date Info
Nike Blazer Mid 77 Vintage White Snakeskin CI1176-101

Nike Blazer Mid 77 Vintage White Snakeskin CI1176-101 Release Date Info

Nike Blazer Mid 77 Vintage White Snakeskin CI1176-101 Release Date Info

Nike Blazer Mid 77 Vintage White Snakeskin CI1176-101 Release Date Info

Nike Blazer Mid 77 Vintage White Snakeskin CI1176-101 Release Date Info

Nike Blazer Mid 77 Vintage White Snakeskin CI1176-101 Release Date Info

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Week in Review: 5 Big Shoe Stories You Need to Read

It’s the summer of the tariff. President Donald Trump ignited more conversation around impending duties on Chinese imports when he delayed the 10% tariff on some products until December. But the headlines didn’t tell the full story: Most shoes are still in the batch of goods that will be hit starting Sept. 1

Meanwhile, it was a dramatic week for retail earnings. Macy’s shocked Wall Street with its disappointing report, sending most retail stocks down on Wednesday. A day later, Walmart and Alibaba fueled some recovery after both companies turned in solid numbers.

Both the tariffs and the tough retail climate were hot topics at FN Platform in Las Vegas. A special panel discussion featuring Pensole’s D’Wayne Edwards and Aldo’s Valerie Martin also examined another burning issue — how companies can enact real change when it comes to diversity and inclusion.

Plus, Steve Madden snapped up two more brands and Tapestry’s Kate Spade continued to face challenges.

Read on for five big stories that defined footwear this week.

Trump’s Tariff Delays Are Not What You Think — Most Shoes Will Be Hit Next Month

For more than a year, President Donald Trump has suggested that China was footing the bill for the tariffs slapped on United States imports. On Tuesday, the U.S. Trade Representative announced that it would postpone the 10% duty on some of the $300 billion worth of Chinese products. The fourth tranche of tariffs has thus been split, with one set impacted with the additional duty on Sept. 1 and another on Dec. 15. “We’re doing this for the Christmas season,” Trump told reporters. “Just in case some of the tariffs would have an impact on U.S. customers.” But according to the American Apparel and Footwear Association, more than three quarters (or 77%) of all shoes, clothes and home textile imports to the U.S. from China — amounting to about $39 billion worth of goods — will be taxed when the first wave of tariffs hits in less than three weeks.

Steve Madden Inks Two Deals in Two Days

Steven Madden Ltd. is on an acquisition streak. A day after completing the purchase of sneaker startup Greats Brands Inc., the New York-based footwear firm announced it  snapped up women’s apparel label BB Dakota. Madden has been making big deals in the past few years, adding Dolce Vita, Blondo and Schwartz & Benjamin to its growing portfolio. And its sales numbers continue to impress, even amid a challenging retail climate: For Q2, the Long Island City, N.Y.-based firm reported revenues of $445 million — a 12% gain over the year-ago period.

Macy’s Sparks Retail Stock Selloff + Walmart and Alibaba Help the Market Bounce Back

Blame it on Macy’s. After the department store reported a disappointing Q2 that missed — by a wide margin — analyst expectations, investors punished other retail stocks over concerns that Macy’s disappointing figures were a sign of larger problems in the retail sector. A day later, however, Walmart and Alibaba posted solid results, providing a glimmer of hope to the market and Wall Street.


Macy's store

A Macy’s store in Paramus, N.J.
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Wall Street Is Disappointed in Kate Spade — Here’s How Tapestry Plans to Get the Brand Moving

Tapestry Inc. shares took a hit as progress at Kate Spade — a brand in the middle of an overhaul — stalled during Q4. But company CEO Victor Luis said the company is working to fix it fast. How so? It will focus on reinvigorating product (starting with handbags), launch more whimsical novelty items and unveil a healthy amount of collaborations. The company also is banking on China to fuel growth across all of its brands.

Why Minority Workers Must Become Their Own Strongest Advocates

More companies are prioritizing diversity and equality, but change is coming slow. In a conversation at FN Platform, D’Wayne Edwards of Pensole Footwear Design Academy explained that pay equity can be a “two-way” street. “You should also make an effort to increase your value through knowledge you’ve acquired every single year you’re on that job. You want to make yourself undeniable,” he said.

Sophie Turner Repeats Biker Short and Sneakers Trend in NYC

Sophie Turner certainly knows how to pull off one of the year’s hottest trends. The Game of Thrones actress, known for her edgy, risk-taking fashion, has once again mastered the art of wearing biker shorts while out and about in New York City with her husband Joe Jonas.


Sophie Turner and Joe JonasJoe Jonas and Sophie Turner out and about, New York, USA - 16 Aug 2019

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas.
CREDIT: Mike Reed/ACE Pictures/Shutterstock

Turner was spotted holdings hands with her hubby in a pair of skin-tight white biker shorts, a pinstripe menswear-inspired button-down shirt, and casual white sneakers and ankle socks. The low-top leather shoes are the perfect summer accessory for hitting the town thanks to its versatile appeal and maximum comfort. The biker shorts trend, made popular by celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Rihanna, appears to show no signs of slowing down.


Sophie Turner and Joe JonasJoe Jonas and Sophie Turner out and about, New York, USA - 16 Aug 2019

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas.
CREDIT: Mike Reed/ACE Pictures/Shutterstock

This is not the first time Turner has rocked the popular street-style trend. The actress was just recently seen in another pair of biker shorts while out on a shopping trip with her friend Priyanka Chopra in Miami. On that occasion, she opted for an army green version while pairing it with another button-down shirt and sneakers.


Sophie Turner, Dior d-connect sneakers, bike shorts, celebrity style, and Priyanka Chopra use a rainy day to go shopping in Miami, while the Jonas brothers prepare for their upcoming tour. The pals spent Sunday afternoon browsing Sephora in the city's Design District before making a coffee stop at Panther Coffee in the hip artsy neighborhood of Wynwood. Sophie and Priyanka then moved onto Brickell City Center to peruse designer stores. continue Meanwhile, all three Jonas Bros spent the day at Miami American Airlines Arena to prepare for their tour kick off on Wednesday.Pictured: sophie turner,priyanka chopraRef: SPL5107479 040819 NON-EXCLUSIVEPicture by: SplashNews.comSplash News and PicturesLos Angeles: 310-821-2666New York: 212-619-2666London: 0207 644 7656Milan: +39 02 56567623photodesk@splashnews.comWorld Rights

Sophie Turner wearing bike shorts and Dior D-Connect sneakers in Miami.
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Jada Pinkett Smith Goes High-Low in Chanel Coat, Blue Jeans & Spiked Sandals

Jada Pinkett Smith brought her mix-and-match, high-low style to the premiere of her new film “Angel Has Fallen.” The actress attended the Los Angeles photocall in a luxurious tweed coat from Chanel’s Metiers d’Art collection. She paired the high-end outerwear with a gold embroidered top, dark wash blue jeans, and gold sandals. The T-strap shoes are detailed with small studs and spikes on top of clear PVC.


Jada Pinkett Smith'Angel Has Fallen' film photocall, Los Angeles, USA - 16 Aug 2019

Jada Pinkett Smith.
CREDIT: Stewart Cook/Shutterstock

Pinkett Smith’s coat is from Karl Lagerfeld’s final runway show for Chanel before the designer’s death earlier this year. The pre-fall collection (which debuted last fall) was shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City in an Egyptian themed setting.


Model on the catwalkChanel Metiers d'Art 2018-2019 show, Runway, New York, USA - 04 Dec 2018

Model at the Chanel Metiers d’Art 2019 show.
CREDIT: Masato Onoda/WWD/Shutterstock

Pinkett Smith loves to play with sparkly, glittery looks, especially when it comes to footwear. She recently sported a pair of Giuseppe Zanotti black patent leather slingbacks with a shiny bejeweled back at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards. Her shiny silver tuxedo was the perfect match to go along with her dazzling shoes.


Jada Pinkett SmithMTV Movie & TV Awards, Arrivals, Barker Hangar, Los Angeles, USA - 15 Jun 2019

Jada Pinkett Smith wears Giuseppe Zanotti heels on the MTV Movie & TV Awards red carpet.
CREDIT: Matt Baron/Shutterstock

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Rachel Brosnahan Spotted Filming ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ in 1950s Dress and Blue Pumps

Rachel Brosnahan was spotted in New York City yesterday in full costume filming for the new season of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” the hit comedy on Amazon Video that won her an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress. “Mrs. Maisel” costume designer Donna Zakowska styled Brosnahan in a 1950s bright green dress, matching fascinator hat, and teal coat. She paired the look with light blue pumps with a sensible heel.


Rachel Brosnahan'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' on set filming, New York, USA - 16 Aug 2019

Rachel Brosnahan on set filming.
CREDIT: Kristin Callahan/Shutterstock

The Emmy-award-winning actress was seen on set carrying boxes and walking the streets of New York. The show is set in the late 1950s, where Brosnahan’s character “Midge” lives a comfortable life in the Upper West Side, often sporting fit-and-flare dresses, elongated coats, and bright colors.


Rachel Brosnahan'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' on set filming, New York, USA - 16 Aug 2019

Rachel Brosnahan on set filming.
CREDIT: Kristin Callahan/Shutterstock

“The transformation process isn’t complete without putting on these gorgeous costumes,” Brosnahan previously told FN. “Having my hair done, putting on that red lip — without any single one of those elements, I don’t feel like Midge when I look in the mirror.” The vintage heels Brosnahan has to wear are reportedly so small that she has to go up a size and a half in all the shoes, which proved to be a challenge in the beginning.


Rachel BrosnahanThe Paley Center for Media Presents - "Making Maisel Marvelous" Celebrating the Opening of an Immersive Exhibit, New York, USA - 10 Aug 2019

Rachel Brosnahan at the Paley Center’s celebration of a new “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” exhibit.
CREDIT: Kristina Bumphrey/Shutterstock

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Alessandra Ambrosio Sports Havaianas Flip Flops Leaving Yoga Class in LA

Alessandra Ambrosio stepped out in Los Angeles yesterday after leaving her go-to yoga spot. The former Victoria’s Secret Angel was seen wearing a gray sports bra and short leggings while holding her yoga mat and a change of clothes. Her hair was up in a bun and she had on black aviators, layered necklaces and a watch. Instead of sporting sneakers, she had on a simple pair of Havaianas sandal flip flops, presumably to take them off easier for her yoga class.


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Alessandra Ambrosio.
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The Brazilian supermodel and mother of two is an avid yoga practitioner and has been spotted leaving yoga classes before. On one occasion, she was seen exiting the venue wearing purple leggings emblazoned with palm trees, a T-shirt, and another pair of flip flops. Outside of working out, Ambrosio keeps her look flexible and appropriate for the occasion, whether it’s a black-tie gala or a work function. For her more relaxed days, she’s been known to slip into high-tech sneakers or slip-ons for her day-to-day affairs.

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Alessandra Ambrosio leaving yoga.

Ambrosio is perhaps known more for her stunning red carpet looks that show off her statuesque figure. She tends to gravitate towards sexy, sky-high stilettos and strappy sandals that elongate her toned legs from designer brands like Giuseppe Zanotti and Christian Louboutin. She likes to pair them with short hemlines and minidresses for her more formal events. She was recently spotted at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival in an ethereal white Ralph & Russo couture gown and silver gladiator sandals.


Alessandra Ambrosio'The Dead Don't Die' premiere and opening ceremony, 72nd Cannes Film Festival, France - 14 May 2019 Wearing Ralph and Russo same outfit as catwalk model *10068396t

Alessandra Ambrosio at Cannes Film Festival.
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Nick Jonas Steps Out for a Game of Golf in White Slip-Ons and Fanny Pack

Nick Jonas is in the middle of his world tour with the Jonas Brothers, but that hasn’t stopped him from getting a round of golf in between performances. The singer was spotted out and about in New York City this morning on his way to play golf. He sported a navy polo with white piping, white shorts with golf gloves in the back pocket, a navy cap, and black aviators. His black leather fanny pack was slung across his torso, and he also wore a pair of simple, white slip-on shoes. Jonas was also seen holding his golf bag with equipment and gear inside.


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Nick Jonas.
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Jonas is an avid golfer (as is his brother, Joe) and took some time this morning to get a few rounds in before his concert with the Jonas Brothers tonight in Boston. The group is in the middle of the North American leg of their “Happiness Begins” tour, which kicked off this month in Miami. Nick and Joe were also spotted playing golf together there before their performance.


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Nick Jonas.
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Jonas’s white slip-on shoes are a signature look for him as he’s usually seen in white styles from several different footwear brands, including Common Projects and Adidas. The singer does like to mix it up for date night, however, as evident from a recent outing with  his wife Priyanka Chopra in London. Jonas sported a pair of classic grey New Balance 990v5 sneakers on that occasion.

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra, new balance, gold sandals

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra.

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Nicky Hilton’s French Sole Shoe Collection Fails to Excite

Nicky Hilton joined Jaime King and Rachel McCord at the MAGIC fashion convention to promote her Nicky Hilton x French Sole shoe line.

The capsule collection is Mrs. James Rothschild‘s first foray into the footwear business, and to be honest, we can see that it’s her first try. We find not much to be excited about in Nicky’s basic shoe designs.

Nicky Hilton holding up shoes from her Nicky Hilton x French Sole capsule collectionNicky Hilton Rothschild holding up shoes from her Nicky Hilton x French Sole capsule collection

Given that French Sole has perfected the ballet flat formula, we’re sure Nicky’s shoes are comfortable to walk in, mold to the feet, have extra padding, and all that.

However, the socialite-slash-businesswoman’s decision to go “classic and comfortable” with her own shoe designs do little for a brand already known for ballet flats. Probably her only design that stirs up any emotion from us is the ‘Paris’ leopard-print flat (named after leopard-print-lover sis Paris Hilton) she had on at the 2019 MAGIC Convention.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Nicky Hilton posing with her Nicky Hilton x French Sole ‘Paris’ leopard-print flats in an Instagram pic posted on August 5, 2019

How do you find Nicky’s French Sole shoes? Do you think they are timeless or boring?

Our opinions aside, Nicky teaming up with French Sole does make a lot of sense. Nicky is a professed lover of ballet flats and, being a Hilton hotel heiress and Rothschild family member by marriage, embodies French Sole’s mega-wealthy and Royal clientele demographic.

Nicky Hilton and her Nicky Hilton x French Sole shoesNicky Hilton Rothschild posing in front of her Nicky Hilton x French Sole shoes at the 2019 MAGIC Convention held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on August 13, 2019

There is one more thing interesting about Nicky’s French Sole shoes and that is they have soles and dust bags that come in a hue called Nicky-Blue.

Nicky Hilton x French Sole shoes with Nicky-Blue solesNicky Hilton x French Sole shoes featuring Nicky-Blue soles and dust bags

Shop and check out more styles from the Nicky Hilton x French Sole capsule collection at Zappos.

Nicky Hilton x French Sole ‘Whitney’ Ballet Flats, $150 at Zappos

Nicky Hilton x French Sole Whitney Ballet Flats

Nicky Hilton x French Sole ‘Kathy’ Ballet Flats, $150 at Zappos

Nicky Hilton x French Sole Kathy Ballet Flats

Nicky Hilton x French Sole ‘Brooke’ Bow Slingback Pumps, $160 at Zappos

Nicky Hilton x French Sole Brooke Bow Slingback Pumps

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Chunky Prada Sandals With Satin Overlay and Allover Crystal Embellishments

These chunky sandals from Prada are designed from leather with a satin overlay and allover sparkling crystal embellishments. Set on a block heel, this elegant pair is detailed with asymmetric, open-toe vamps and a silver-tone buckled ankle fastening. How will you style yours?

Silver Crystal Satin Ankle-Strap Sandals, $1,250 at Bergdorf Goodman

Prada's chunky sandals are designed from leather with a satin overlay and allover crystal embellishments

Set on a block heel, this pair is detailed with asymmetric, open-toe vamps and a silver-tone buckled ankle fastening

These sandals dazzled on the Prada AW19 runway as part of an exploration into the dark romance behind Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

Silver Prada Crystal-Embellished Satin Sandals

Model wearing Prada satin sandals with allover crystal embellishments

Red Crystal Satin Ankle-Strap Sandals, $1,250 at Nordstrom and Moda Operandi

Rows of ruby-red crystals add a darkly romantic look to a silken pump featuring a curvy crossover vamp, substantial heel and slender oval buckle at the ankle

Rows of ruby-red crystals add a darkly romantic look to a silken pump featuring a curvy crossover vamp, substantial heel and slender oval buckle at the ankle.

Red Crystal Satin Ankle-Strap Sandals

Pink Crystal Satin Ankle-Strap Sandals, $1,250 at Barneys

Prada's pink satin sandals are embellished with sparkling pink crystals

Blue Crystal Satin Ankle-Strap Sandals, $1,250 at Matches Fashion

These black and blue sandals dazzled on the Prada AW19 runway

Blue Crystal Satin Ankle-Strap Sandals

Black Crystal Satin Ankle-Strap Sandals, $1,250 at Neiman Marcus

Black Crystal Satin Ankle-Strap Sandals

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Metallic Triple Strap Triam Sandals With Stylish Stiletto Heel

Wouldn’t you love to stay cool by the pool in these metallic triple strap sandals from Ted Baker?

Metallic triple strap sandals from Ted BakerMetallic triple strap sandals from Ted Baker

They are designed with a stylish stiletto heel. Thanks to the triple strap detail securing your feet, you’ll be ready to take the streets and nearby pools!

Metallic Triple Strap Triam Stiletto Sandals, $195 at Ted Baker

Add some shine to your step with metallic triple strap Triam sandals from Ted Baker

Add some shine to your step with metallic triple strap Triam sandals from Ted Baker

Add some shine to your step with metallic triple strap Triam sandals from Ted Baker

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Nike Air Max 720 Releasing in Shades of Green

Nike Air Max 720 Green CN9506-300 Release Date Info

Expanding on the Air Max 720 collection, Nike is set to release a handful of color options for whats left of Summer and for Fall.

One of the pairs we have to showcase comes in shades of Green. Constructed with mesh while plastic lands on the overlays and a translucent mudguard. Across the base is a faded Green while a brighter shade of Green covers the branding and overlays. Finishing the look is a full length Air Max unit.

Continue to scroll below to check out additional photos of this Air Max 720 which will give you a closer look. You can expect to see this pair arrive at select retailers and online at Nike.com soon. Retail price is set at $180.

Nike Air Max 720
Style Number: CN9506-300
Price: $180

Nike Air Max 720 Green CN9506-300 Release Date Info
Nike Air Max 720 Green CN9506-300

Nike Air Max 720 Green CN9506-300 Release Date Info

Nike Air Max 720 Green CN9506-300 Release Date Info

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Maharishi x Nike Air Max 90 Releasing for Their New Flagship Store

Maharishi Nike Air Max 90 Maha Olive Release Date Info

Maharishi is celebrating the opening of its new flagship Tribeca store in New York City by connecting with Nike and releasing a special Air Max 90.

This Nike Air Max 90 comes highlighted in the brand’s signature ‘Maha Olive’ while constructed with 100% organic cotton which has been naturally died with pomegranate and turmeric. Following we have woodgrain texture on the Swoosh in Light Brown while it also lands on the eyelets and heel tab. Other highlights includes naturally dyed Olive laces and Nike Grind outsole with recycled foam.

Maharishi Nike Air Max 90 Maha Olive Release Details

You can expect the Maharishi x Nike Air Max 90 ‘Maha Olive’ to release exclusively at the London and New York locations via an online raffle on August 22nd. Retail price is set at $150. Below you can check out additional photos for a closer look.

Maharishi x Nike Air Max 90 Maha Olive
Release Date: August 22, 2019
Price: $150

Maharishi Nike Air Max 90 Maha Olive Release Date Info
Maharishi Nike Air Max 90 Maha Olive

Maharishi Nike Air Max 90 Maha Olive Release Date Info

Maharishi Nike Air Max 90 Maha Olive Release Date Info

Maharishi Nike Air Max 90 Maha Olive Release Date Info

Maharishi Nike Air Max 90 Maha Olive Release Date Info

Maharishi Nike Air Max 90 Maha Olive Release Date Info

Maharishi Nike Air Max 90 Maha Olive Release Date Info

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Nike Joyride NSW Setter in Black and Neon Green

Nike Joyride NSW Setter Black Neon Green AT6395-002 Release Date Info

Nike is set to release a few additional colorways of the new Nike Joyride NSW Setter which is part of the Nike Joyride line.

One of the upcoming drops includes this Black and Neon Green release. The Joyride NSW Setter stands apart thanks to a unique upper with rubber eyelets and stability patches. Tuned to keep the foot secure atop the ultra-plush, three-pod tooling, the Setter is “the muscle car” of the Nike Joyride family.

Continue to scroll below to check out more images of this Joyride NSW Setter which will provide you with a closer look. While a release date is not available, they are expected to launch at select retailers and online at Nike.com soon. Retail price is set at $190.

Nike Joyride NSW Setter
Style Number: AT6395-002
Price: $190

Nike Joyride NSW Setter Black Neon Green AT6395-002 Release Date Info
Nike Joyride NSW Setter Black Neon Green AT6395-002

Nike Joyride NSW Setter Black Neon Green AT6395-002 Release Date Info

Nike Joyride NSW Setter Black Neon Green AT6395-002 Release Date Info

Nike Joyride NSW Setter Black Neon Green AT6395-002 Release Date Info

Nike Joyride NSW Setter Black Neon Green AT6395-002 Release Date Info

Nike Joyride NSW Setter Black Neon Green AT6395-002 Release Date Info

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This adidas Deerupt Comes Covered in Spray Paint

adidas Deerupt Spray Paint EE5672 Release Date Info

The adidas Deerupt which already features a unique look is releasing with a print that is sure to standout from the rest.

Looking closer this pair features all-over spray pain that covers the entire mesh upper. In addition they come dressed in a Red, White, and Blue color combination while Black hits the heel, liner, laces and rubber outsole. Completing the look we have Orange on the insole and heel.

Below you can check out more images of this Deerupt which will give you a closer look. If you’re interested in purchasing, they are now arriving at select retailers including Footshop. You can also expect this pair to arrive at adidas.com soon.

adidas Deerupt
Color: Core Black/Core Black-Solar Red
Style Number: EE5672

adidas Deerupt Spray Paint EE5672 Release Date Info
adidas Deerupt Spray Paint EE5672

adidas Deerupt Spray Paint EE5672 Release Date Info

adidas Deerupt Spray Paint EE5672 Release Date Info

adidas Deerupt Spray Paint EE5672 Release Date Info

adidas Deerupt Spray Paint EE5672 Release Date Info

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adidas Dame 5 Releasing in Grey, Black and Light Yellow

adidas Dame 5 Grey Black Yellow F36933 Release Date Info

For the month of August, the Three Stripes Brand will soon release a new color option of Damian Lillard’s signature shoe, the Dame 5.

Looking closer this pair sports a mixture of Grey and Black throughout the upper while Light Yellow covers the side overlay, heel pull tab, speckled detailing on the ankle and rubber outsole. Highlighted with a sock like ankle collar, they also feature a textile upper.

You can expect this Dame 5 to release at select retailers and online at adidas.com on August 17th. Retail price is set at $115. Continue to scroll below to check out more images which will give you a closer look.

adidas Dame 5
Color: Grey Six/Grey Four-Core Black
Release Date: August 17, 2019
Style Number: F36933
Price: $115

adidas Dame 5 Grey Black Yellow F36933 Release Date Info
adidas Dame 5 Grey Black Yellow F36933

adidas Dame 5 Grey Black Yellow F36933 Release Date Info

adidas Dame 5 Grey Black Yellow F36933 Release Date Info

adidas Dame 5 Grey Black Yellow F36933 Release Date Info

adidas Dame 5 Grey Black Yellow F36933 Release Date Info

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Nike Air Max 720 Releasing in Black and Volt

Nike Air Max 720 Black Volt AO2924-018 Release Date Info

Coming soon is a new Air Max 720 from Nike Sportswear which is dressed in a Black and Volt color combination.

Featuring Black mesh across the upper while the same shade is applied to the plastic overlays. Bringing the theme to life is the use of Volt on the Swoosh logos, overlay on the panels, full length Air Max unit and rubber outsole which completes the look.

Below you can check out more images of this Air Max 720 which will give you a closer look. While a release date is not available, they are expected to arrive soon at select retailers and online at Nike.com. Retail price is set at $180.

Nike Air Max 720
Color: Black/Volt
Style Number: AO2924-018
Price: $180

Nike Air Max 720 Black Volt AO2924-018 Release Date Info
Nike Air Max 720 Black Volt AO2924-018

Nike Air Max 720 Black Volt AO2924-018 Release Date Info

Nike Air Max 720 Black Volt AO2924-018 Release Date Info

Nike Air Max 720 Black Volt AO2924-018 Release Date Info

Nike Air Max 720 Black Volt AO2924-018 Release Date Info

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Neighborhood and Converse Unveil New Collaborations

Neighborhood Converse Chuck 70 Black Release Date

After joining forces in 2017, Converse and Neighborhood team up once again for a capsule collection that effortlessly combines utilitarian and classic aesthetics.

Blending basketball styling this capsule collection includes the Converse Chuck 70 and Converse Jack Purcell along with matching apparel and accessories.

The Jack Purcell features inscribed Japanese Kanji text that translates to “teiko,” meaning “resistance.” It is crafted with a premium suede upper and rubber molded heel cap as well as functional details and distinct nuances.

The Chuck 70 comes in the Triple Black theme that comes to life in leather and suede and functional details, like the moto strap over the upper. Both silhouettes also showoff bold pops of color on the sneakers’ outsoles and dual branded nuances.

Neighborhood Converse Chuck 70 + Jack Purcell Release details

You can expect the Neighborhood x Converse Chuck 70 and Jack Purcell to release at eight Nordstrom x Union pop-up shops in the US on August 17th. Following a global launch will take place at select retailers and online at Converse.com on August 24th. Retail price for the collection ranges between $45 and $150.

Neighborhood x Converse
Nordstrom x Union Release Date: August 17, 2019
Global Release Date: August 24, 2019

Neighborhood Converse Chuck 70 Black Release Date
Neighborhood Converse Chuck 70 Black

Neighborhood Converse Chuck 70 Black Release Date

Neighborhood Converse Chuck 70 Black Release Date

Neighborhood Converse Chuck 70 Black Release Date

Neighborhood Converse Chuck 70 Black Release Date

Neighborhood Converse Chuck 70 Black Release Date

Neighborhood Converse Jack Purcell Black Release Date Info
Neighborhood Converse Jack Purcell Black

Neighborhood Converse Jack Purcell Black Release Date Info

Neighborhood Converse Jack Purcell Black Release Date Info

Neighborhood Converse Jack Purcell Black Release Date Info

Neighborhood Converse Jack Purcell Black Release Date Info

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Get the September 2019 Issue of ‘Muscle & Fitness’


Get the September 2019 Issue of 'Muscle & Fitness'

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The September 2019 issue of Muscle & Fitness has all the workout and nutrition tips you need to preserve your summer shreds.

John Cena has dominated the sports entertainment and movie worlds for nearly 20 years, and has always looked great doing it. In our sprawling cover story, we look at Cena’s evolution from “The Doctor of Thuganomics” to children’s book author and voice actor, and the workout routine he used to get leaner while maintaining impressive muscle mass.

As his trainer Rob MacIntyre points out, this routine is not for beginners or the faint of heart.

Our coverage of the squared-circle doesn’t stop there, as we talk with Attitude Era legend Stone Cold Steve Austin about his new show, Straight Up, and Sydelle Noel, star of G.L.O.W. (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling). Plus, we feature life advice and workout tips from strongman Žydrūnas Savickas and Spartan Race CEO and founder Joe De Sena.

You’ll also learn how to push yourself beyond failure, and find out whether weighted blankets are worth the hype.

September means back to school and tailgates, so make sure to check out the delicious recipes to keep you energized in the classroom and bleachers.

And since Muscle & Fitness includes FLEX, you’ll also get the latest bodybuilding news, as well as even more workout and nutrition tips. The Olympia is right around the corner, so it’s only right that we look at workouts from past Sandow winners. You’ll also get a sneak peek of what to expect at the Olympia Expo, and we list some of the most iconic moments from past years.

We also remember the great American squat-off between the “Quadfather” Tom Platz and “Dr. Squat” Fred Hatfield—an iconic yet underreported duel between two greats.

Whatever your goals are, we’ve got all the tips and tricks you need right here in Muscle & Fitness and FLEX.

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George Peterson is in the Shape of His Life 4 Weeks Out from the Olympia

After taking gold in Classic Physique at this year’s Arnold Classic—in his first appearance at the show, no less—George Peterson is firmly set on defeating two-time and defending Classic Physique Olympia champ Breon Ansley next month. 

Doing so won’t be easy, but Da Bull’s recent Instagram posts indicate that he’s making every effort to claim the crown that’s eluded him twice now. 

Take a look at him looking near-100 percent shredded here: 

 

We’re not the only ones impressed. Dexter Jackson commented, “Damn you looking crazy lil bro!” to which Peterson responded, “thanks Dex! Feeling hungrier than ever.” He also received love from many fans in the comments who seem sure that he’ll leave Las Vegas with some gold. 

A day before that post, Peterson posted a clip of his back workout. Check out that wingspan in action here: 

 

Again, Da Bull got some love from fellow bodybuilders, with Juan “Diesel” Morel expressing shock at the detail in Peterson’s back.

Peterson has placed third for two years straight at the Classic Physique Olympia. With four weeks left until the biggest show in bodybuilding, we’re excited to see what else he can do to try to win it all. 

If you want to learn to work out like Da Bull, click here and here

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Olympia Legend: Lee Haney


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It was a no-brainer to predict that the first NPC National champ was destined for great things when, in his rookie year of 1983, he won his pro debut at the Night of Champions and placed third at the Olympia. But no one could have foreseen just how “TotaLee Awesome” 23-year-old Lee Haney would become over the next nine years. At the 1984 Mr. O, the 238-pound, 5’11” sophomore started a win streak that remains unbroken to this day.

Soon enough, the comparisons with Schwarzenegger started. After all, the Oak’s record was supposed to stand for generations. But, taller and wider, with a chest, shoulders, and back leagues ahead of his contemporaries, the genetically gifted Haney removed any pretense of suspense when the big O rolled around. With the exception of 1989, when a considerably downsized and fat Haney was pushed hard by 5’5″ 180-pound Lee Labrada, there was never any real doubt who would be the last man standing.

Outside of his 1987 Grand Prix Germany win, Haney competed exclusively on Olympia stages post-1984, bringing his career win total to 11. One can only wonder how high that number would be had he competed more often.

Haney will not be remembered as the hardest-training or the most conditioned Mr. Olympia, but he will be remembered as possibly the most gifted next to Sergio Oliva. He continued to improve throughout his reign; some years he was fuller (1985), some years he was sharper (1986), and some years, much to the dismay of his competition, it was just a combination of the two. For his final and record-breaking eighth win, Haney tipped the scales at 252 pounds.

We didn’t know it then, but with his classic X-frame, beautiful shape, and overwhelming size, Haney was not only a hybrid in the mold of Oliva, but also a throwback to the classical bodybuilding ideal that the sport would come to miss.

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LEE HANEY STATS

  • BORN: Nov. 11, 1959
  • HEIGHT: 5’11”
  • WEIGHT: 252 pounds
  • MR. OLYMPIA: 1984-91

HANEY ON TRICEPS TRAINING

As with all of my training, my motto for triceps is “Stimulate, don’t annihilate!” Arm muscles, in particular, are relatively small and, as such, can be easily overtrained. The idea is to hit the muscles hard and fast, and then get out of the gym and enjoy your life.

During the offseason, I used two triceps training routines, phase one and phase two, which I would alternate as a way to keep my muscles from becoming comfortable with a single system of training.

This two-phase routine is somewhat advanced and should not be performed by anyone with less than a solid year of training under his belt. When followed twice a week for three months, it’s sure to add quality mass to that all-important 67% of your upper arm.

NOTE: Alternate between the two phases for each workout.

PHASE 1

  • Triceps Pushdowns | SETS: 5 | REPS: 10–15
  • Lying Triceps Extensions | SETS: 4 | REPS: 8–10
  • One-Arm Dumbbell Extensions | SETS: 3–4 | REPS: 12–15

PHASE 2

  • Triceps Pushdowns | SETS: 5 | REPS: 10–15
  • Lying Triceps Extensions | SETS: 4 | REPS: 8–10
  • Rope Triceps Extensions | SETS: 4–5 | REPS: 12–15
  • Reverse-Grip One-Arm Cable Extensions | SETS: 3* | REPS: 12–15

*Do three sets for each arm.

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Trump’s Tariff Delays Are Not What You Think — Most Shoes Will Be Hit Next Month

For more than a year, President Donald Trump has suggested that China was footing the bill for the tariffs slapped on United States imports.

But following the White House’s delay of upcoming levies on some Chinese goods, footwear and apparel industry leaders are calling out the president, whose decision, they said, served as muted acknowledgement that trade war costs are ultimately paid by American businesses and consumers.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Trade Representative announced that it would postpone the 10% duty on some of the $300 billion worth of Chinese products, such as mobile phones, laptops and toys as well as unspecified items of footwear and apparel, based on “health, safety, national security and other factors.” The fourth tranche of tariffs has thus been split, with one set impacted with the additional duty on Sept. 1 and another on Dec. 15.

“We’re doing this for the Christmas season,” Trump told reporters. “Just in case some of the tariffs would have an impact on U.S. customers.”

According to the American Apparel and Footwear Association, more than three quarters (or 77%) of all shoes, clothes and home textile imports to the U.S. from China — amounting to about $39 billion worth of goods — will be taxed when the first wave of tariffs hits in less than three weeks.

The other portion, which represents 23% of footwear, apparel and more at a value of roughly $12 billion, will be affected in December during the peak holiday shopping period, the organization found.

“By no means is this a win or a de-escalation,” said AAFA president and CEO Rick Helfenbein. “This is a tax that will hurt every American. Contrary to the headlines, the Grinch has stolen the Christmas selling season for our industry.”

Shoe imports are already heavily taxed, with existing duties averaging 11% and going up to 67.5%, the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America noted. According to the FDRA, there are 147 classifications of footwear imports in the fourth tranche of tariffs, with 91 of them — including some waterproof shoes, ski boots, sports sneakers and sandals — being hit on Sept. 1. The other 56 classifications will see the new duties on Dec. 15.

For context, the 147 classifications of footwear impacted in the fourth tranche, were valued at $14.1 billion in 2018, or about 53% of the dollar value of total footwear imports.

“It is no coincidence that the administration is allowing certain shoes to come in without raising taxes in hopes that prices do not rise at retail during the holidays,” said FDRA president and CEO Matt Priest. “While we are pleased with the decision to delay new tariffs on certain shoes, we are not satisfied. We will continue to fight for any exclusions on new tariffs, and we will fight to delay new tariffs on shoes until the entire tariff threat is lifted off the backs of American families.”

As costs grow within the supply chain, many corporations have indicated that they may be left with no choice but to raise prices for consumers. Such tariffs would also affect domestic manufacturers, considering that many materials necessary for production are sourced through China and unavailable in the U.S. Tariffs would affect footwear jobs as well, with several companies already making attempts to relocate their supply chains to neighboring countries like Vietnam, Indonesia and even America’s southern neighbor, Mexico.

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Designer Marion Parke Is Banking on Investment From This Longtime Footwear Family

Marion Parke, who debuted her namesake shoe brand for spring ’16, is in growth mode, thanks to the support of Minnetonka’s Miller family.

A little over a year ago, David Miller and his wife, Jennifer Melin Miller, were introduced to fellow Minnesota resident Parke and decided to invest in the company.

“We were impressed with her credentials as a foot and ankle surgeon,” Melin Miller said. “After wear-testing the product and truly feeling a significant difference in her shoes, we felt the designs could fill a gap in the luxury footwear marketplace.”

Since then, Parke has received what she describes as “smart” and “practical” guidance from the Millers. And David’s daughter, Jori Miller Sherer, has also been an adviser.

Parke said, “They have great footwear experience and are really involved on a very specific level.”


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Marion Parke leopard print sandals.
CREDIT: Courtesy image

According to Melin Miller, the first order of business has been to expand sales. “Luxury retail is changing rapidly, forcing traditional wholesale business models to evolve,” she said. “We have some fantastic retail partners and are working closely with them to differentiate Marion Parke shoes from other luxury designers, as well as employing strategies to build the direct-to-consumer business.”

Soon after launching her line, Parke made noise in the industry as a former podiatric surgeon creating comfortable, luxury Italian shoes for women. Her patented technology caught the attention of retailers such as Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale’s.

The brand’s latest wholesale partner is Bergdorf Goodman, which Parke described as the ultimate seal of approval. She also said e-commerce has doubled organically since last year, even before the brand’s recent digital marketing push.

Next up, Parke has her eyes set on international expansion while also creating a strong presence in stores and online. “Women who shop in the luxury shoe market still go to stores,” she said. “You have to be in both spaces. A mentor told me the best businesses are an eco-system. You need to have it all.”

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Leadership Lessons From Two Ten’s WIFI Award Winners

The WIFI Impact Awards, held this week at FN Platform in Las Vegas, honored female leaders who are making a difference inside their own companies and beyond.

Terry Solis, president of the sales group at Marc Fisher Footwear, received the leadership award. Kathy Forstadt, director of casual women’s footwear at Zappos took home the community award. And the advancement award went to Aldo, which has worked to empower women throughout the company.

Here, the honorees talk about leadership and mentoring.

Terry Solis, Marc Fisher Footwear, on great leadership:

“My belief is that leadership at work begins with creating the right environment, one that is kind and caring. It needs to be fair, both internally and with our business partners. It needs to be an environment that is fun and has laughter. A leader needs to be a teacher and a mentor, a great listener. Most importantly, they need to lead by example. It takes a lot of hard work.”


Two Ten WIFI Awards

Marc Fisher’s Terry Solis and Tracy Bravant.
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Valerie Martin, Aldo, on cultivating female leaders:

“Two or three years ago, we decided to do two global surveys, one from the BCG Group and one from McKinsey. You need to hear what your people think and then build a strategy. We have a young and progressive CEO, David Bensadoun, and he decided to become the ambassador of female leadership. I see a lot of women here, but men have a role to play. David believed in equality of opportunity — when you get promoted, it needs to be for your expertise, your hard work and your potential. I don’t want to be promoted just because of quota, I want to be promoted because I’m good. David started to talk about female leadership at company events and being more transparent on our website. We have a female leadership seminar and leadership group. We also have guest speakers come in because sometimes you need a reality check as a woman. We also introduced flex time, telecommuting, summer Fridays to name a few. We also introduced services — car wash, car maintenance, hair dress, manicurist, subsidized daycare, onsite gym, mindfulness classes, nutritionist, a personal trainer — this is what we have at the office.”

Kathy Forstadt, Zappos.com,on the importance of mentors:

“Jeanne Markel was the first Las Vegas WIFI chair. She was my director at the time and felt I would be a good fit to help champion the initiative. Women who work in the footwear industry can look to WIFI to build relationships, share industry learnings and find support and membership. [Personally], there are a lot of people who have affected me and helped me achieve what I have thus far in my career. Two people I look up to and want to continue to learn from are Jeff Esperson and Mike Normart. Both of them have tremendous experience at both Zappos and others retailers.”


Two Ten WIFI Awards Vegas

Zappos’ Kathy Forstadt and Jeanne Markel.
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