The Nike Air Max 2006 continues headstrong into 2019 with its many inspirations; while tapping analog tech quite a few times, Beaverton is now heading just a bit farther into the future to celebrate one of 2006’s coveted notables. Taking on the likeness of the era’s “One Time Only” scheme — save for its 360 sole unit — the pair dons colors equally vibrant though without the age most have seen presently. Baby blue hits comprise the majority of the mudguard with segments of bright yellows and sultry purples intermingling much like the aforementioned. Swooshes as well as the forefoot constructions are left mostly neutral in departure, though its energy is one wholeheartedly connected. Grab a detailed look at the pair right below and expect to see it hitting select retailers and Nike.com very soon.
Jordan Brand’s ongoing legacy is set to welcome its latest addition to its impressive footwear lineup, ushering in a new era with the Air Jordan XXXIV.
There is no denying the lasting effect that Michael Jordan’s legacy has had on basketball, but his signature footwear’s place at the top end of streetwear and sneaker history holds just as much weight. With an armoury boasting the likes of the Air Jordan I, Air Jordan IV, and Air Jordan VIII, its clear that Jordan Brand know a thing or two about style and innovation. For their latest innovation, the focus is very much the core of the brand, basketball, and providing high-performance footwear for the future frontrunners of the sport.
The design principles of the XXXIV are simple; to strip away all excess from the shoe’s tooling and upper to deliver a silhouette built solely on the athlete’s needs. With this performance-driven approach, the design team has developed one of the lightest basketball shoes they have ever built, without having to sacrifice the support and responsiveness players have come to expect. Nods to the brand’s rich sporting history are evident throughout the silhouette’s details, with Michael Jordan’s number 23 featured in Morse code on the vamp, while the 30th anniversary from the Air Jordan IV to XXXIV is represented by “J4 – 34, 2.89-2019” on the outsole.
The Air Jordan XXXIV is set to touch the feet of Jordan Athletes and partnered school and college teams imminently, before hitting stores from September 25th. For more information on the innovations at play, head over to Nike.
Nike is paying tribute to China’s space program this season with the aptly titled ‘Space Capsule Collection‘. Celebrating twenty years since the launch of the Shenzhou 1, the first unmanned launch into space, it was only through this breakthrough that the Red Dragon were able to send their first man into the cosmos in 2003. Comprising of a total of five sneakers, the pack is truly out of this world!
The first shoe to feature in the collection is the Air Max 720, which is available in unisex sizes. Featuring a black engineered mesh upper, a striking fire graphic hits the toe box to represent a rocket blasting off into deep space. The second pair is the P-6000 that’s actually available in two colourways inspired by space suits.
Everyone loves a good, high heat trainer, and Footshop has a ton of them of in stock right now. From contemporary icons like adidas Consortium Runner Mid 4D ‘White’ to classic models such as the Nike Air Max 98 ‘University Red’, we can’t get over how these are still in stock! What’s more, you can take an extra 13% off with the promo code FSTSS13. Just add this to your cart and you’re good to go!
So, if you’re on the hunt for some fire footwear to add to your personal collection, check out our top ten recommendations down below, or take a look at the full Footshop sneaker range right here! Trust us when we say that you won’t be disappointed!
A bit quiet within the Air Max family since the Air Max 97 and Air Max 1 have seemed to take over lately, the Nike Air Max Zero is making a comeback this back-to-school season with a few new looks. The slightly more premium ‘SE’ (Special Edition) version of the shoe is arriving now in four new colorways, each featuring a slightly heathered knit-mesh base with seamless synthetic overlays. The color combinations include a White/Armory Blue version that is reminiscent of the original colorway, Dark Grey/Black, Light Bone/Black, and a “Bred”-like colorway in black and Tough Red. All four new Air Max Zero SE colorways are arriving now at select sneaker shops like Sneaker Politics and should be on Nike.com soon.
Last March, Nike invited eight young athletes called the “Imaginairs” to their World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. They each got to design a crazy colorway of the Air Max Zero, working closely with Nike designers to fine-tune their concepts into realized concepts. It was the first time the Air Max Zero, which debuted in March of 2015, was redesigned for youths. Leading up to Air Max Day 2018, Nike will launch each of these Air Max Zero colorways in limited quantity; see all release dates below.
Jordan Brand’s corralling of Georgetown as a longtime beneficiary of the Jumpman is one of the stranger sponsorships in college athletics. You have to take into account of the Georgetown-UNC rivalry in which MJ hit his now legendary shot – one that might just be the reason for his now infamous confidence that carried him en route to becoming the greatest basketball player the planet has ever seen. Still, seeing MJ’s finger prints on a rival’s uniforms is a bit strange. Today we see the Air Jordan XX8 dressed in a near-anonymous navy blue. It’s only when the shroud is pulled over that you see the trademarked ‘G’ logo and the cursive Hoyas script on the icy outsole allowing you to know this pair’s PE origins. Grab them on eBay today.
The Air Jordan XX8 SE has been available in plenty of camo colorways during the sneaker’s run. Swerving around all those retail entries is this pair made exclusively for Maya Moore, an official Jordan Brand family member who currently players for the Minnesota Lynx. The shoes feature a snowy blue palette and the requisite Maya Moore logo embroidered across the tongue. Get another quick shot of Maya Moore showing off her special Air Jordans below and stick with us for updates on what sort of PE heat she’s got access to.
One of the finest and most established members of the Nike family, Rei Kawakubo’s Comme Des Garçons imprint dives further into the footwear brand’s many icons; while often donning neutrals to runners and most notably giving the coveted Air Max 180 a hot pink makeover, the institution is now throwing the Air Jordan 1 into biker territory, roughing it up with various metallic embellishments under their Homme Plus line. Taking on two different colorways — one a triple black and the next triple white — both pairs largely let their modifications do the talking; straps, which wrap around the ankle of the shoe, boast rings and silver studs in a form not too unlike that of a double rider jacket while tongues elongate just slightly as if mimicking that of a motorcycle boot. Overlays elsewhere are dyed in their shade of choice, only following theme along the eyelets which swap out for the same shining hardware at both the top and bottom of the lace unit. Grab a detailed look at both right here and epxect to find them in pre-launch quantities at DSM E-Shop and retail locations come September 14th.
Another colorful Air Max 270 React set to drop this week.
Nike introduced one of their most comfortable sneakers this summer – the Air Max 270 React – which combines Nike’s first lifestyle Air unit, the 270, with the brand’s softest, smoothest and most resilient foam, Nike React, to form a new articulation of Air Max.
A handful of colorful Air Max 270 Reacts have already hit the market, including the beloved “Bauhaus” colorway, and now Nike has plans to drop an equally eye-catching “Electro Green” joint.
Nike Air Max 270 React Electro Green/SneakerNews
The sneaker’s namesake color handles a good portion of the silhouette while obsidian handles the midsole and outsole, as well as the detailing on the upper. Yellow appears on the Nike swooshes heel tabs and eyelets, with splashes of pink mixed in on the tongue, lace stay stitching and Air Max bubble.
The “Electro Green” Air Max 270 React is slated to launch this Thursday, September 5 for the retail price of $150. Continue scrolling for the official images.
Jordan Brand is set launch an all-new Air Jordan 13 “Lucky Green” colorwway during the month of July 2020.
Dressed in a White, Black, and Lucky Green color scheme. No leaked photos have surfaced, but this Air Jordan 13 could look very similar to Ray Allen’s Air Jordan 13 “Three Point Record” PE from 2011.
AIR JORDAN 13 LUCKY GREEN RELEASE DATE
Look for the Air Jordan 13 “Lucky Green” to release on July 2020 at select retailers and Nike.com. The retail price tag is set at $190 USD.
Air Jordan 13
Color: White/Black-Lucky Green
Style Code: 414571-113
Release Date: July 2020
(Rendering by @zsneakerheadz of what to expect from this “Lucky Green” Air Jordan 13)
Jordan Brand will be releasing the perfect Air Jordan 32 Low colorway for the fall season that comes dressed in the popular “Wheat” motif.
Having a mix of Golden Harvest, Metallic Gold, and Sail color scheme. This low-top rendition of the Air Jordan 32 comes constructed with a Flyknit upper that includes a darker Brown hue on the suede heel that displays the models’ signature Wings logo. A Sail midsole, Metallic Gold Jumpman branding, stars as nod to the Chicago flag underneath the tongue atop a translucent outsole completes the design.
AIR JORDAN 32 LOW WHEAT RELEASE DATE
Look for the Air Jordan 32 Low “Wheat” to release on September 1st at select Jordan Brand retailers and Nike.com. The retail price tag is set at $160 USD.
Air Jordan 32 Low
Color: Golden Harvest/Metallic Gold-Sail
Style Code: AA1256-700
Release Date: September 1, 2018
LEXINGTON – The text message from a Kentucky basketball assistant coach to Nike EYBL director Carlton Debose about the shoe company allegedly funneling money to AAU basketball coaches has been released as part of Michael Avenatti’s motion to dismiss extortion charges against him.
The text message conversation on July 6, 2017 is between Debose and someone identified as “KP” in his phone. Kentucky basketball’s associate head coach is Kenny Payne, and Avenatti’s attorney characterized the text exchange as being with a UK basketball assistant in the motion to dismiss released Thursday.
In the exchange, Debose acknowledges payments to about “about 10″ EYBL coaches who are “helping families to the total of about 200K annually.”
KP responded, “Wow,” then asks, “can it come back to hurt you?”
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UK coach Kenny Payne during the University of Kentucky mens basketball Blue/White game at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky on Sunday, October 21, 2018. Buy Photo
UK coach Kenny Payne during the University of Kentucky mens basketball Blue/White game at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky on Sunday, October 21, 2018. (Photo: Mike Weaver/Special to the Courier Journal)
Debose replied, “Not really,” before adding “It’s a risk but my every day job is a damn risk so I’m used to it now.”
KP responded, “Watch your back bro.”
Asked for comment on the latest details, a UK spokesman referred to a statement released by the university Thursday after news of the text message conversation was included in the initial court filing:
“We remain committed to compliance in all facets of our athletics department and will continue to work closely with the NCAA and the Southeastern Conference when necessary on any and all matters.”
The text messages are part of exhibits filed Friday by Avenatti supporting his allegations that Nike has engaged in a widespread pay-for-play scheme similar to the one that engulfed Adidas executives as a result of the FBI’s investigation into corruption in college basketball.
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Among the other messages in the exhibits are outlines of payments to 2018 NBA draft No. 1 pick Deandre Ayton and plans to pay New Albany native Romeo Langford and 2019 NBA draft No. 1 pick Zion Williamson to lure them to Nike-affiliated AAU teams.
Yahoo Sports first reported the details of the messages Friday night.
Avenatti was charged with extortion in March after he allegedly threatened to go public with evidence of the pay-to-play schemes within Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball league if the company did not hire him to conduct an internal investigation and pay his client, former EYBL coach Gary Franklin Sr., $1.5 million. Avenatti pled not guilty to the charge and in filed the motion to dismiss on the basis he was being targeted for “unconstitutionally vindictive and selective reasons.”