Close Enough: Nike Air Mag Halloween Costume Replicas Officially Licensed by Universal Studios

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Universal Studios has signed off on a pair of replica Nike Air Mag sneakers just in time to complete your Marty McFly outfit this Halloween. Although the shoes are not an official Nike release, there is no Nike branding on the shoe whatsoever and these Universal Studios-endorsed shoes are still a solid imitation of the movie sneakers. Functions include light up soles, a USB connector, as well as being packaged in a collector’s box. The shoes are retailing for a pocket-friendly price of $100 USD, and are now available for pre-order at Halloween Costumes.

Via Hypebeast

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New on NikeiD

Two new additions to NikeiD today are the Kobe 9s and Nike Air Flight 89s.

Go crazy, make whatever you’d like.

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* via Nice Kicks
http://www.nicekicks.com/2014/06/30/9-ideas-nike-kobe-9/
http://www.nicekicks.com/2014/06/30/nike-air-flight-89-available-nikeid/

DXC SF Photo Recap 6.28.14

Check out Dunksrnice’s photo recap for this past Saturday’s DXC SF at the Cow Palace.

Enjoy!

* http://www.dunksrnice.net

Air Jordan 14 “Ferrari”

Feast your eyes on the Air Jordan 14 “Ferrari” in all its glory. That carbon fiber is looking so beautiful against the Red suede one piece upper. The yellow Ferrari accents bring this sneaker to life. Let’s give Jordan Brand a round of applause for the Air Jordan 14 “Ferrari.” Now let’s just patiently wait for the release date this Fall.

These babies also go perfect with our Fully Laced “Ferrari” tees. Available in red, white, and black in-store and online.

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* via The Shoe Game
http://theshoegame.com/articles/air-jordan-14-ferrari-detailed-images.html

What do you think about the LeBron 12s?

Check out what Sole Collector says about the LeBron 12s :

“The Nike LeBron 11 has had an interesting run, to say the least. While it was a huge hit aesthetically, its lack of on-court presence may ultimately define its legacy. Today though we have the first look at the next shoe in the line: the Nike LeBron 12.

While we can’t confirm the legitimacy of the sample pictured here, we can confirm that this is the shoe. The upper appears be constructed of a composite mesh, while independent, piston-like bottom loaded Zoom bags, along the outsole provide the cushioning with a lower ride.

What are your initial thoughts on this model? How does it compare to the 11? Do you think the performance issues have been worked out, and that we’ll regularly see this one on court?”

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* via Sole Collector
http://solecollector.com/news/nike-lebron-12-first-look1/#ixzz35tUfYvu1

Peanuts x Vans Vault Collab

In the past month, Vans has collaborated with Star Wars and legendary graphic artist Seam Cliver. The theme of epic partnerships continues with a collection featuring Charles Schulz’s Peanuts comic strip.

The Vans Vault x Peanuts collab is a six-sneaker collection that consists of the Authentic, Era, and Sk8-Hi. Each one is outfitted in rare ’80s prints of Snoopy and the Peanuts crew. The soft colorful hues on each sneaker make it appropriate for the summer season, so kick back and relive those Sunday strips.

The entire collection will be available starting next month at select Vans Vault stockists.

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* via Complex Sneakers
http://www.complex.com/sneakers/2014/06/vans-vault-peanuts-collaboration

 

Nike Air Max Lunar 1

What do you think about the new Air Max Lunar 1s? Check what Nike said about them:

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The Air Max 1 changed how the world saw cushioning; 27 years later, the time has come to change it once more.

“The revolution is reignited with the debut of the Nike Air Max Lunar1. In 1987, the debut of Visible Air changed the consumer’s connection to performance shoe design by revealing the innovation. In 2008, more than two decades later, Nike Lunarlon technology redefined cushioning by taking comfort and support into the space age with a new kind of responsive foam ride.

In both designs, whether it was the window to the sole highlighted by a boldly colored rand or the beveled ribs of Nike Lunarlon amplified in bold neon, the sole became the star.

The Nike Air Max Lunar1 is the definitive union of lightweight cushioning and flexibility. Traditional Air Max technology partnered with innovative Nike Lunarlon foam creates a new feel for an iconic form.

Innovative no-sew construction strips away the original paneling but retains the classic silhouette and familiar details that defined the original Air Max. Breathable mesh panels maintain the commitment to lightweight comfort that links every aspect of the Air Max Lunar1.”

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* via Nike, Inc.
http://nikeinc.com/news/re-revolutionized-the-air-max-lunar1#/inline/30742

 

Nike : Unveiling The KD7

Kevin Durant’s seventh Nike signature shoe combines performance innovation with a narrative around weather and lightning.

Legend has it that lightning never strikes the same place twice.  Fact is, neither does Kevin Durant; he strikes from everywhere on the court.

Nike has designed Durant’s seventh signature shoe to the specifications of the reigning Most Valuable Player and one of basketball’s most dynamic stars. The KD7 combines leading performance innovation with a colorful narrative pulled from Durant’s fascination with meteorology that began as a child and continues today.

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DURANT’S DIRECTION

Durant teamed with Nike designer Leo Chang to create the KD7, a process that began 18 months ago.  The challenge was trumping the KD6, Durant’s favorite shoe to-date and the model he wore in his MVP season while averaging 32 points per game and winning a fourth scoring title.

“It’s been a great journey with Nike and I’m confident giving Leo specific feedback on what I’m looking for in a shoe,” said Durant.  “For the KD7, I really wanted a shoe that allowed me to move quickly, while having great support and stability. I also wanted to bring back the strap.”

DESIGN INNOVATION : PERFORMANCE HYBRID

Chang’s performance objective for the KD7 was to provide Durant with the quickness and forefoot flexibility typically reserved for a point guard, combined with the stability and support in a shoe designed for a power forward.

Chang accomplished this “best of both worlds” design challenge by using seamless forefoot mesh, dynamic Nike Flywire technology and encapsulated Nike Zoom in the front of the shoe. Bridging the transition between the forefoot and heel is a midfoot strap. Chang combined Hyperposite support in the heel with a newly developed visible Nike Zoom Air bag for responsive cushioning.

The Hyperposite technology, making its debut in KD’s signature line, provides the reigning MVP with support for his evolved post moves and rebounding. The distinct Hyperposite look, an evolution to the original Foamposite, is also a nod to KD’s Maryland roots. His hometown region, affectionately known as the DMV – DC-Maryland-Virginia – has an ongoing love affair with Foamposite, which debuted two decades ago with the launch of the Nike Air Foamposite One in 1997.

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DESIGN INSPIRATION : LIGHTNING STRIKES

KD’s childhood interest in pursuing a career as a meteorologist first inspired the KD4 Weatherman colorway in 2011. The theme was incorporated into his fifth and sixth signature shoes and continues to take shape with the KD7.

The KD7 colorway narrative begins with lightning, and more specifically the average temperature of a lightning strike – 35,000 degrees Fahrenheit. It also builds on KD’s insight of wanting to be lightning-quick.

The KD7 35,000 Degrees colorway features a bright mango upper, volt outsole and hits of deep grey to represent the electric nature of lightning strikes. Stratospheric graphics and nods to lightning also appear on the sole and Swoosh.

Personal cues are featured on each of the KD7 colorways: a silhouette of his homestate of Maryland is embedded on the outsole; and the forefoot strap includes the names of his mother Wanda, his grandmother Barbara, his father Wayne and his brother Tony.

A matching Nike Elite Digital Ink sock using Nike’s new proprietary sock-printing process hooks to the shoe, apparel and a backpack to form the KD7 35,000 Degrees Collection.

Each of the five KD7 colorways this season will continue the weather-centric theme. The storylines were previewed at the KD7 global launch webcast today, with additional details coming tomorrow.

* via Nike Inc.
http://nikeinc.com/news/lightning-strikes-unveiling-the-kd7#/inline/30888