Nike has officially declared march 26th Air Max day. this day will celebrate the Nike Air Max 1. This special shoe was created by tinker hatfield and it has become a staple in a lot of peoples rotations. this particular air max has a volt sole and a date on the tongue to remind everyone of its birth. these shoes will drop soon at select retailers and they were on presale at nike.com
Nike official unveiled the all star pack and it consists of the nike KD VI, Kobe 9, Lebron XI. they release on feb 14th.
LEBRON 11 GATOR KING:
Inspired by the fearsome alligator, the king of the bayou, the LeBron 11 Gator King is a bold expression of royalty and power. Gators, often a symbol of protection in New Orleans culture, influence graphic textures throughout the shoe. Invisible to the naked eye, hand-drawn patterns come to life as the Hyperposite bucket of the shoe glows in the dark. The musings of majestic color in deep purples, greens and gold are derived from the “Rex” - king of carnival celebrations.
KOBE 9 ELITE MAESTRO:
Nike Basketball pays tribute to the masters of Jazz in its birthplace. Like great jazz musicians who play instinctively, Bryant brings a similar improvisation to his game. Paying homage to this classic genre and some of its greatest musicians, the Kobe 9 Elite Maestro uses accents of brass in the upper. A glow-in-the-dark outsole pops at night, just as the jazz clubs swing into action. The upper includes additional, secret glow-in-the-dark symbols.
KD 6 ILLUSION:
Not everything is what it first appears to be in New Orleans. Similarly, Durant defies the perception of a near seven-footer – an illusion of sorts. His limitless scoring range is redefining the perception of a forward. Celebrating the magic of KD’s versatility, the KD 6 Illusion showcases hand-drawn patterns on the upper emulating Durant’s fluidity on the court. A glow-in-the-dark outsole also represents the “spark” of KD’s game.
nike is paying homage to the nike lunar gato and it is also honoring countries by adding their national soccer team colors. it is perfect timing because of the FIFA World cup. here we have the Netherlands edition of the nike sb Lunar Gato. the shoe is predominately black but it has some orange on the back heel representing the Netherlands. the lunar gato netherlands is available at Flatspot.
Aside from the main Kobe signature line, Nike released The Zoom Kobe Venomenon 4. this new shoe has a black upper with hints of citron and crimson. these were a christmas release and they seem to catch a lot of peoples eyes. what makes the shoe pop off is the mint out sole and the mint pattern. you can still get these online.
Before the Nike Kobe 9 Elite drops Nike Reinvented the past Kobe shoes and they came up with a prelude pack wear art meets performance. starting from the Kobe 1 to the Kobe 8, all the shoes have something meaningful to Kobe in an art form. the inspirations rage from Kobe’s 81 point game to winning a gold medal at the Olympics last year. One shoe will release every week up until the Nike Kobe 9 elite drops.
The Air Jordan 3Lab5 came back once again at the end of the year but this time around, it came in a black and infrared color way. this is the second version of the series. the whole upper has the infamous Black elephant print and an infrared mid sole and Jumpman logo. the shoe sits on top of a translucent out sole. did you ring up the new year with these retros?
The latest color Scheme of the Nike LeBron 11 Released yesterday and it is the dubkman version. the shoe has different shades of mica green with volt to make the shoe pop off. usually the shoe has a symbol of lebron dunking but this time around it looks like the shoe doesnt have a designated area for a symbol.
Some of you may know that this year its year of the horse and with that nike kicked off 2014 with the Nike Kobe 8. The upper is mainly mixed with light and dark crimson colors with some hints of citron and blue highlights. under the tongue there is a symbol representing the year of the horse. you can still pick these up at nike.com
so it looks like the asics gel lyte v is making a bigger return in 2014. these year we saw three gel lyte v’s drop. this retro is composed of an off white leather and mesh upper. the shoe is matched up with teal hints on the heel, tongue, he back of the midsole and the outsole. there is also hints of purple on the asics branding on the back, laces, sock liner and the speckled paint. look for these during the spring.
Premier is about to drop some winterized nike dunk sb high’s. the shoe is inspired from Michigan’s cold weather. wool takes over the collar, eyestay and tip. the under layer it has a black leather. the back of the underlay has the Petoski stone print. what will stand out more is the white leather nike swoosh (represents the snow on the streets) because the whole shoe is dark. the shoe sits on top of a icy sole which represents the ice.. aside from all this premium materials the shoe is topped of with 3m laces and the Petoski stone print is also 3m.
before the year ends nike will release this last kd vi. this new color way takes an inspiration from kevin durants style of play. he brings out so much energy to the court. this shoe has a grey upper with hints of red and green. the midsole has some speckled paint. to top it off the sock liner is purple and the laces are also purple. these release tomorrow. are these at the top of the KD VI list?
so here is round four of the death list 5. this time around they took the inspiration from sidewinder. the outspoken, ruthless, straight up brother. the shoe has some denim covering up all the outer layers of the gt-cool and the Hawaiian print on the under layer. but here are some words from extra butter themselves.
Via Extra Butter:
“Sidewinder” features some dirty, dark denim, with Hawaiian print underlays that serve as a nice contrast, and throwback to the kind of stuff you find out west on a road trip through vintage thrift shops. A contrast in materials was another way for us to communicate something we loved about Sidewinder’s character – a man conflicted. Loyal as a cold-blooded killer to the aching heart of his dear brother, yet understanding of one woman’s insatiable thirst for revenge. Periwinkle colored laces were chosen, for those observant enough to recall the rest of Sidewinder’s memorable scenes, and of course deadly, venom snakeskin striping again appear matching the rest of the DL5 collection!
asics and bait teamed up earlier this month and they came up with three different versions of the gel lyte iii. this is the second shoe that will drop soon and it is dubbed as the Basics model-002 guardian. we dont have much info on the inspiration of the shoe or the pack. its hard to see what materials it uses but we can tell what colors the shoe has. aside from the khaki, black, orange, speckled midsole it has a camo print on the vamp and side panels
Jordan Brand laced up Ray Allen with these Christmas P.E’s. it was no surprise that he got them and this time they were a bit different. the air jordan 10 which has an all red upper with his number on the on the side. there are some hints of green and white. on the right side the air jordan 16 is the opposite version of the 10s. it is a full green upper with red and white hints to show off the christmas spirit. which ones are better?
so finally nike will release a oregon university basketball inspired shoe to the public, there has been releases of other nike shoes like runners, trainers, and hats. at the end of this month the nike foamposite oregon pe will release. they chose to put wings throughout the whole upper in grey and black. the tongue, pull tab and laces are all green, the shoe has some hints of yellow and the duck mascot on the tongue. the ducks footprint is on the heel tab. if you plan on getting these they will cost you 250$