Posts Tagged ‘nike’

Tinker Hatfield. If you don’t know that name you probably don’t need to keep reading as you don’t care about kicks. Ok that’s harsh but Tinker Hatfield is pretty much the most influential and well known sneaker designer in history. Not only did he design the Air Jordan line for Nike from the historic III on, he is also the man responsible for Air Max technology. You know that little clear bubble you see in the midsoles of shoes across the planet? That pretty much wouldn’t be there without this man.  Two other things that wouldn’t be there without Tinker are the Air Max 90 Infrared and the Nike Air Trainer 1. Today we take a look at a perfect combination of the two set to drop in the coming months. The Nike Air Max 90 Infrared is arguably one of the most recognizable shoes in circles worldwide. Many say its a “must have” for any collection and I would agree. The infrared look has been tried on many different shoes from Nike and other brands but this Nike Air Trainer 1 is the best yet. The Air Trainer 1 is a 1987 design by Hatfield that had the purpose of weightlifting or other non-running forms of training. It has a higher cut and a midfoot strap for stability. The infrared inspired makeup stays true to the materials and original colorblocking of the classic. The multi-tone grey uppers, white mesh toe box, and infrared sole and tongue hits really give the feel of the original 90 on this model that otherwise doesn’t share much shape with its younger design mate. Take a look at the pics after the jump via mita sneakers and let me know if you are excited as I am about the release. These have already dropped in Japan and one can only hope a US release date is coming soon.

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If you follow sneakers at all you know that Nike’s Roshe Run was the surprise hit of 2012 with tons of colors and styles selling out worldwide. Continuing on that model of low price point and extreme comfort Nike is pumping out the Solarsoft line at record pace this year. So far we have seen the standard moccasin and woven moccasin in a variety of colors and materials and that doesn’t appear to be stopping anytime soon. Featuring the super comfortable solarsoft outsole these are a perfect summer shoe for whatever you may get yourself into. The uppers are of varying material as the standard has a light weight mesh upper while the wovens feature suede or leather uppers giving a more refined look. I have a few pairs and have noticed that the insole is almost identical to the Roshe Run but is sewn in vs easily removable like in the Roshe. Either way the no sock gang can rest easy as these are perfect for letting your feet breathe. I personally like the woven look the best and have picked up the navy suede colorway as well as the limited Year of the Snake makeup. Given that the shoe was designed by the same designer as the Yeezy 2 its no surprise these are a hit with sneaker fans of all shapes and sizes. Plenty of sizes & styles are available from Nike right HERE. Do you plan to pick up a few pairs? Check out some other examples after the jump and let us know in the comments below!

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The Nike twitter had been hinting at it all weekend but its finally here. The Nike Roshe Run ID is available on Nike store. You can design the regular version HERE for $110 and the Premium Suede version HERE for $120. I played around with both versions a little bit and really like the options they made available. There are both brighter and toned done colors and you can customize the overlay, toe, lining, swoosh, out sole, tongue/heel loops, and of course the laces. I messed around and made both a Salmon Toe and a Rose Gold inspired version with the Salmon Toe being mesh and the Rose Gold the premium suede. Given that the Roshe has been arguably the most popular singular silhouette for Nike the past year I am sure we will see plenty of examples of these in months to come. Do you plan to make a pair? Let’s hear about your design in the comments below!

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Following up on a previous post (here) we take a look at the first images of the Nike x UNDFTD Bringback Pack. The pack consists of 2 versions of the dunk high. The classic Nike Dunk High and the updated version the Nike Hyperdunk. Both shoes are dressed in an all white upper with and UNDFTD strikes logo on the heel cup. The dunk is very similar to the original Dunk by Eddie Cruz and crew in 2001. Sitting atop gum outsoles these shoes keep it simple but stylish. Releasing this Saturday, February 9th these are sure to go fast. A full list of locations is not available but you can assume at least all UNDFTD locations will have the pack. Were you hoping for something more detailed from UNDFTD or are you wet at the beak to cop this pack? Take a look at the pics via sneakernews and lets us know below!

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In honor of today’s Jordan Retro III ’88 release (4:51pm EST via Nike twitter link if you’re looking) we take a look at another classic coming soon. Here we have the Jordan Retro High OG in the Black and Royal colorway. The Jordan 1 has been dressed in about a thousand different colorways and shapes but nothing quite tops the original colorways in the High. These shoes started something never seen before in basketball kicks, a signature shoe not in the player’s team colors. Comprised of an all leather, two tone upper the formula is flawless. Sitting on the typical white midsole and then blue outsole its just an all around complete package perfect for any look. The big deal with this particular release is the return of “Nike Air” on the tongue versus the Jumpman logo that has been occupying that spot for several years. Jordan heads are rejoicing at this return as its the closest retro to the original ever released. These will be DROPPING at Nike and other Jordan accounts next Saturday the 16th and are sure to sell out with the quickness. Will you be picking up this piece of history? Take a look at a few more pics and let us know in the comments!

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Grails. That’s really all I need to say about the Jordan V Retro ‘Grape’. I remember when they came out when I was in 5th grade. I remember begging my parents to get them for me. I remember the usual “shoes should not cost more than $100” speech and going home empty handed. I remember Fresh Prince wearing them. I remember Jerry Seinfeld wearing them. Of course I remember the GOAT wearing them. It just wasn’t meant to be at the time. In 2006 they returned and I was in my first year of owning a home and money was tight. Wasn’t meant to be again. Then in the past few years the rumors started flying about a Grape/Laney V 2-pack. I followed every story, post, and photo with Christmas morning like excitement. Alas, not meant to be again. All of that anticipation is finally coming to an end this May 4th. Jordan brand is bringing back the Jordan V Grape and I can’t wait!! I don’t know what it is about this shoe that just caught me. Perhaps it was the difference in colors that strayed from the Bulls standard. Maybe it was my love for LJ and the Hornets at the time. Whatever it is the primarily white upper sitting atop that fighter jet inspired purple and emerald midsole and icy outsole is just a beautiful look. I was slightly concerned with what quality these would be given recent Jordan releases but after grabbing the Fire Red Vs this past weekend I am ready. Have you been waiting for this release like I have? Take a look at the extra photos below and let me know in the comments. May can’t get here soon enough!!!

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We all know UNDFTD is huge in the sneaker game. We all know about the Fukijamas from Entourage, the UNDFTD Jordan IVs, the AF1s, the Dunks, and more. Well it looks like another episode is coming in this saga on February 8th. UDFTD posted to their Intagram today the above image with the text “Nike x UNDFTD 02.08.13”. No word yet on what model it will be or if its even sneakers for that matter. Remember the Staple x Jordan brand teaser? Given UNDFTD’s history you can bet I will be watching. Something tells me the coloring of this graphic is not a mistake. Stay tuned……