As any true ’90s baby will tell you, there was nothing quite like a homemade summertime soundtrack before the era of endless streaming service playlists, so Nike is nodding to those DIY days of yore with a brand-new Air Max 2007 “Mixtape.” White mesh, grey leathers, and yellow branded accents are combined to provide a summer-ready palette here, and special details aplenty are then scattered throughout. “Side A” appears on the tongue of each sneaker, and if you look below the yellow and grey flecked laces, you’ll see that “33 1/3” RPM is printed farther down the throat for a nod to the speed at which a vinyl record plays. The shoe’s style code, color scheme, and manufacturing info are then dispersed across the throat as well. Although this alone is sure to delight AM90 fans and old-school music lovers, there’s even more inspiring interpolation present on the translucent outsole, which presents a hand-scrawled “track list” of eight colorways — OG Infrared, King Of The Mountain, Anniversary Cork, Moon Landing, Lemon Frost, Untold Truth, OG Ostrich, and BRS Powerwall — to ramp up the nostalgia even further. Stitched detailing by the heel and a luxe cork insole then complete the look. You can expect this “mixtape” to drop on June 20th for $170 USD, so throw on your favorite tunes and get a detailed look at these Nike shoes directly below while you wait.
It seems that early assumptions on the release date of the Air Max Tailwind 92 Retro were wrong, they are not dropping Spring 2009, they are actually starting to hit stores now. Proper in Long Beach California just sent out a notice that the sneaker is now available in their store. This highly anticipated retro of the Tailwind is being made available for the first time since its was originally release in 92. The lead colorway is the classic white, crimson and tour yellow and a white, purple, and orange colorway is also expected soon. For those wondering, yes, they will hit nikestore.com soon.
A bunch of new Nike Air Max Tailwind 92s popped up on retail shelves early in 2009. We expected a large year for this retro runner but haven’t seen much of it past the early spring. A new colourway pictured above is a sample whose colour name is a perfect description of the look of the shoe. A ‘Scuba’ shade of blue is joined by a brighter blue on the toe plus a variety of white fabrics for a light and springy look. These will release in the not too distant future but you can already cop US mens size 9. Grab this hot sample from verbdws on eBay.
Gradually beginning to expand in breadth with each new reveal, the UNDEFEATED x Nike Air Max 2019 are joined by even more striking tones, taking to its two-toned make-up with a diverse color range that should tally up to a total of eight different versions. With both the “Infrared” and “Blue Fury” editions basking in the spotlight since their early debut, it seems Beaverton and the streetwear imprint have been a bit apprehensive to show all they have up their sleeves; whatever that is, however, is slowly being leaked with a first look at the following “Opti Yellow” colorway giving insight on the third core addition to the pack. Bearing the same color blocking as is fitting, the bright warm tone takes up the typical seats next to hits of black neutrals, a shade that will then be swapped out for white on its coinciding alternative. Their signature logo follows in the statement hue with one more main feature of “Green Spark” yet to be unveiled. Grab a first detailed look at this pair while you wait and expect a drop later this Fall.
With summer set to cede its grip of the country to fall, it’s about to be wheat sneaker season, and one of the makeups that Nike has presented as part of their 2019 autumn offerings is this new Air Max 95 “Cosmic Clay.” The Sergio Lozano-designed classic is no stranger to tan and brown hues — it makes for an adaptable canvas thanks to its layered, human anatomy-inspired upper. However, that familiar ethos is interpreted in a slightly different fashion here. The upper is split between tan and black, and also mixes in a veritable medley of materials. Tan mesh and ripstop surround the tongue, a single strip of shaggy tan suede nestles up by the collar, short-haired black suede arrives second from the top for contrast, and the bottom two panels both feature a rugged, textured black material. The toebox adds in a rich, earthy brown, while pops of reddish-orange appear on both the tongue badge, heel hit, and Swoosh graphic. Down below, a black midsole and reddish-orange Air Max units complete the look. A release date hasn’t been announced yet, but you can look for these new Nike shoes to hit Nike.com and select retailers in the coming weeks for $160 USD.
Nike Sportswear will soon be bringing back the Air Max Plus 3, which will include this upcoming kids exclusive colorway.
Dressed in a Black, Hyper Purple and Optic Yellow color scheme. This Nike Air Max Plus III sports a gradient mesh upper in a sunset-like tone with Purple plastic overlays. Black leather detailing, plastic heel counter, Yellow contrasting accents atop a White midsole completes the design.
A hallmark of early 2000s staples, the Nike Air Max Plus 3 returns once more though now in a searing “Hyper Purple” colorway, mixing together this sense of retro future idealism with the current market’s preference for bolder, louder tones. Just as CDG blew people away with their trio of Air Max 180s, this pair dials up neon accents as it mimics Miami right at the peak of its beaming nightlife. Toe boxes are certainly the most overt in their presentation, lightening up a palette much darker with its gradient form of hot pinks and striking yellows. Overlaid hardshell lie in compliment while deviating slightly in shade thanks to its more deep purple visage. The aforementioned warm tone also finds more wider use elsewhere, as it adds tubing to the otherwise barren heel caps and adjacent smooth leather accents. Grab a detailed look at the pair right here and find it rolling out to select retailers as well as Nike.com soon.
Check out the official photos below, and expect this Air Max Plus 3 to release in the coming weeks at select retailers and Nike.com.
Zion Williamson was college basketball’s brightest star by a long shot last season, and now as the #1 overall pick prepares to commence his NBA career with the New Orleans Pelicans, his game-worn college shoes are selling for five-figure sums. At a recent auction, the former Duke Blue Devils forward’s size 15 PE-edition Nike Kyrie 5s sold for an astounding $19,680, a whopping price point seeing as his legacy is still in its early stages. Williamson sported the special makeup of fellow former Duke hooper Kyrie Irving‘s signature Nike shoes during a November 19th, 2018 Maui Invitational game against the San Diego State Aztecs, and they feature special details like a Duke logo on each heel, a black/white/blue color scheme to match the squad’s alternate jerseys, and speckled detailing on the midsole. A sample tag on the inner collar and photo verification (both pictured below) then prove their authenticity. Williamson’s collegiate footwear history is the stuff of legend, as he memorably injured his knee ripping through a pair of Paul George‘s Nike PG 2.5s during a game against rival North Carolina, a shocking moment that lead Nike to craft an extra-reinforced Kyrie 4 specifically made to withstand his bruising-yet-ultra-athletic style of play. He’s since signed with Jordan Brand, so his sneaker story is sure to be front and center in this upcoming NBA season — even more so after this high-dollar sale.
The All-Star festivities are over, and the playoff push begins. Paul George and the Indiana Pacers are still vying for a spot in the Eastern Conference’s post-season, and PG13 will have a boost from his first ever signature model with Nike Basketball in the Nike PG 1, designed by veteran Tony Hardman. The sleek silhouette debuts at retailers this weekend with the head-turning premium colorway known as the Nike PG 1 Pre-Heat, slated to arrive on February 25th. Today we get an official preview of the upcoming release, as the predominantly black upper is accented by Metallic Silver Swoosh branding on the side panel, but with a twist of iridescent Multi-Color for a unique aesthetic. The outsole boasts a traction pattern like you’ve never seen before, complete with huge Zoom Air pods on the forefoot section for an explosive first step. The icy bottom alternates between accents of Nike’s signature Volt and a flashy red, while Paul’s new ‘PG’ logo is featured throughout. Get a detailed look at these spendy PEs here, and keep it locked for all your sneaker-related Zion news.
When it comes to the sneaker culture in the WNBA, the conversation can simply not be had without starting with Cheryl Swoopes. Being the first player to officially sign to the WNBA in 1996, Swoopes actually received her first signature Nike sneaker a year prior in ’95, becoming the first female athlete ever to have an eponymous sneaker. Amassing a bevy of accolades during her professional career, from WNBA Defensive Player of the Year to being named one of the 15 best player’s in the history of the sport, Swoopes is equally deserving of a return of her signature line.
Sheryl Swoopes – the first female professional athlete in history to receive her very own eponymous sneaker – has seen her Air Swoopes IIs crawl back into the spotlight as of late in a sneaker industry that currently adores just about anything retro. Recently arriving in an Orange Pulse colorway, the Air Swoopes II boasts a unique lacing system for an on-court performance model, with a bilateral lacing system and a drawstring clasp for lockdown. Equipped with responsive Nike Zoom Air cushioning, this line is perfect for on-court comfort, while its bulky construction makes it a viable piece of lifestyle footwear as well. Orange Pulse adds quick hits of color to this overall simplistic aesthetic that is currently available at select retailers overseas. Enjoy an official look below, expect its Stateside arrival sooner rather than later, and check out our Sneaker Release Dates Page for updates on other Nike shoes in the meantime.
This month, and next, Nike will be releasing two simple colorways of the Air Swoopes 2 with a bilateral lacing system, increasing a player’s lockdown fit, while taking pressure of a wearer’s forefoot. “It feels surreal to know that I had my own shoe,” Swoopes said. “I look at where the game is today, and how far we as female athletes, as women, have come — and how much work we still have to do just to be appreciated. I feel like now is such an important time for women and female athletes everywhere.” With 90s style and footwear in the middle of a noticeable resurgence, now is the perfect time to bring this mid-90s hoops classic back for a second run. Nike is expected to release a series of women’s footwear that will harken back to that era, meant to connect today’s newer generation of females with Swoopes and other athletes. Female fans of these two Air Swoope 2s will have their choice between a Game Royal pair on August 17th and a University Red version on September 7th.
Fans of the Nike Air Max 96 waited over two decades to be treated to a retro until they found out that the shoe was missing a major original detail – the midsole and outsole unit had been swapped for that found on the Nike Air Max 95 SE for a slimmer more modern upgrade. Traditionalists cried foul while others chose to focus on the head-turning upper and original colorways that were returning to market. The Nike Air Max 96 famously has two versions and today we get a look at a clean Black/White take on the Nike Air Max 96 II XX. This pair sports a premium leather and nubuck construction consisting up an all black upper while a white slimmed down midsole is contrasted through a murky black visible air unit. The colorway definitely works on the cult-classic running model, but is the inexplicable choice of an updated midsole and outsole unit going to interfere with your decision to grab a pair? Check out more detailed photos of the Nike Air Max 96 II XX “Black/White” after the break and grab your size right now from select shops like 1st OG.
The return of the Air Max 96 and Air Max 96 II wasn’t as ceremonious as we all expected it to be, and it has only to do with the swapped out Air Max sole. Back in 1996, this celebrated Air Max shoe (which has consistently been ignored by Nike with large-scale Air Max campaigns) featured a completely different Air Max unit that was never used again as Nike toyed with larger volume and Tuned Air bags. For the contemporary offering, the Air Max 96 and 96 II take on the Air Max 95 Ultra sole, which despite being a rather seamless fit for the shoes, is a bit of a let-down for those who have been waiting for a while. This crisp new black/white colorway should sway some minds; look for these in Nike Sportswear retailers on November 3rd.
The Air Max 93, like the Huarache and seemingly every classic Nike Air style, was designed by the legendary Tinker Hatfield. Back in 1993, the shoe was a massive step forward for Nike Air Technology. It was the first sneaker to introduce 270 degrees of exposed Air (according to Tinker, a move inspired by the handle on milk jugs), making it the most Air the company had offered until that point. Even today the 93 remains a source of inspiration for new Nike sneakers like the Air Max 270, which got its its inspiration and name from the Air Max 93. Which goes to show that what’s old is new again—but also just how ahead of the curve Nike was with the 93.
The Nike Air Max 93 Is Back and it Still Looks Brand New
In 1991, Nike introduced the Huarache, a shoe that came with a revolutionary new proposition: a neoprene lining for an extra snug fit. Over 25 years later, the Huarache, neoprene and all, remains one of the brand’s best selling sneakers. But one shoe took cues from the Huarache—and improved upon it. That shoe was the original Air Max 93. But while the Huarache has been flying off shelves, the Air Max 93 has mostly been locked away in Nike’s vault. Until now, that is. For the first time in almost five years, the Air Max 93 is back in its original “Dusty Cactus” colorway.
Autumn is wheat sneaker season, and this year Nike has added an unexpected entrant to their semolina-styled offerings, as the Air Pegasus 92 will join old standbys like the Nike Air Woven and Air Force 1 High in receiving the recognizable makeover. The classic boot-inspired style is interpreted in a slightly different fashion here, with wheat suede on the overlays and tightly-woven wheat fabric on the base. The tonal palette is then broken up in bold fashion with a black suede Swoosh, while the plastic heel piece adds a little earthy gold into the mix as well. Down below, a shaped white midsole and gum outsole round things off both literally and figuratively. If you’re looking to add some fall flair to your footwear rotation but prefer a look that’s less bulky than one provided by most wheat Nike shoes, these old-school Pegasus are the perfect solution for you, and they’ll release at the retailers listed below soon for a reasonable $90 USD.
Out of nowhere, a colorful iteration of the Air Jordan 8 released today exclusively on the Dover Street Market web store.
This pair sports a white-based leather upper with the signature cross-straps featuring a translucent material that’s covered in bright pink and blue. Hits of yellow decorate the shoe’s lateral side panel before all three of the aforementioned hues come together on the chenille tongue tag.
While this pair doesn’t include details signifying that this pair is indeed a collaboration with the high-end fashion store, select sizes of the Air Jordan 8 “Multi” are still currently available for purchase exclusively at Dover Street Market for $225.
UPDATE (09/12): Following its launch last week at Dover Street Market, turns out this colorful Air Jordan 8 isn’t an exclusive drop with the high-end fashion shop but will be available on the SNKRS app on Sept. 18 for $225. According to the brand, this colorway is inspired by Michael Jordan’s championship flair and his standout personality on the court with hits of red, blue and yellow throughout the sneaker.