The Nike Free Powerlines+ II are offered up in a fresh color way for the summer months, this time featuring an almond brown shell. The mesh and nubuck upper are almond while the lining of the show is actually more of a darker shade of brown. Mustard yellow can also be seen on some of the details like the Dynamic Flywire eyelets and the heel tab. All this rests atop a speckled white Nike Free midsole, just in time for the summer.
The latest Quickstrike release from Nike comes in the form of the Air Trainer 1 Mid ‘Draft Day’ edition, paying homage to next week’s 2013 NFL Draft. The shoe features a black leather upper with red and green detailing throughout. Attention to detail is key here as the heel features a gold embroidered Nike Air Logo while the tongue gets some red and green embroidered Nike detail. This limited edition Nike Quickstrike release launches on Friday, April 19th.
Nike Sportswear gives us a look at their Lunar Solstice Mid SP White Label Pack, which is set to release for Spring/Summer 2013. White Label is also known as the “Made in Italy Collection” with this drop being a mid-top hybrid edition of the classic Air Solstice upper and a plush Lunarlon sole for added comfort and support. The Nike Lunar Solstice Mid is a limited edition release and will come in either a navy or bright blue colorway with nylon, mesh, suede and leather construction. Finer details include the its natural leather lining and embossed “NSW” branding on the insoles.
Look for the Nike Lunar Solstice Mid SP White Label Pack to be available in very limited numbers through select NSW stockists.
After 30 years of influencing the masses, the Nike Air Force 1 looks forward to what will become of the iconic sneaker when further infused with Nike’s innovation and technology. The Family of Force consists of a hand-full of members, each recognizing the heritage that has made the Nike Air Force 1 a coveted classic, but also celebrates its own unique, innovation-driven look and character. Bound by three core design principles—lightweight, breathability and comfort, achieved through the integration of Nike’s Hyperfuse construction and Lunarlon cushioning in some cases—these new relations represent the future of the Nike Air Force 1, joining the thousands of iterations that have elevated the sneaker to collector status. Meet the family’s newest members, all of whom will have a hand in continuing the Force’s continued dominance and influence.
Nike Sportswear is known to blend classic Nike styling with modern function and detail and the Free Woven NRG’s show the brand delivering a damn-near perfect pair of sneakers. The shell features a mix of leather and synthetic materials to a create a more texture and dynamic silhouette. The 3.0 take much inspiration from past Free Woven NRG, but this time aroung, NSW’s added a Free outsole. These will be available at JUICE in Hong Kong on November 1 for $1,439 HKD (approximately $185 USD). (via hypebeast)
Kanye West’s second run with Nike in the form of the Air Yeezy II is set to release next month with details of the final colorway being recently unveiled. The Platinum colorway is shown here and features hand skived anaconda textured leather quarter panels that are fitted with a debossed Vac-Tech Nike Swoosh. The reptilian inspired spikes on the back are molded to perfection and are complimented with a strap to offer greater symmetry and lock down. The AY II’s take much inspiration from the Nike Air Tech Challenge II tennis shoe outsole and feature iconic Nike Cross Training silhouettes with the addition of the molded forefoot strap.
The detailing on the Air Yeezy II’s is phenomenal with a fine mix of leather, rugged ballistic nylon and soft nubuck. Other more subtle finishings include the hieroglyphic writing that spells out ‘YZY’ on a loop strap, as well as the obelisk shaped lace aglet screws, anaconda texture on the eyelets and the Roman numeral ‘II’ fitted leather lace toggle.
The Nike Air Yeezy II’s are set to release on June 9th in both the black and platinum colorways in very limited quantities.
If you haven’t heard yet, Nike’s dropping the MAG sneaker, one you might remember from the 1989 Back to the Future II movie starring Michael J. Fox. Nike announced that 1500 pairs of this shoe will be auctioned on eBay, nikemag.eBay.com, with all net proceeds going directly to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. The auctions have begun and will end on September 18 with 150 pairs to be posted on eBay per day for 10 days.
44 Club drops another video, this time highlighting the client-agent relationship between Nike and creative agency Wieden+Kennedy out of Portland. The two companies have been working together for nearly 30 years through public relations and advertising effort. Nike’s Ed Elworthy and Nic Owen of Wieden+Kennedy are captured here talking about the longstanding relationship and what it’s meant to their respective firms.
Nike’s NSW Collection for Summer 2011 is looking quite promising in these shots. The pieces showcase Nike’s ever-expanding knowledge of the segment, with much of the learnings taken from the world’s best athletes, their commitment and passion to be the best, and how this passion runs through the company.
So what do you when your team’s clicking on all cylinders and you’re on the brink of a possible first championship? If you’re the Miami Heat’s LeBron James, you announce the launch of a new, modern luxury concept store called Unknwn. It’s slated for a Fall 2011 launch and will house a mix of apparel, footwear, printed materials and lifestyle accouterments. Brands already on deck include A.P.C., Original Fake and Nike Tier Zero. We’ll be hearing about this after LBJ gets his first ring.