Thursday, December 18, 2014
Is Nike planning to drop yet another specialty Foamposite next year? That may or not be the case based on these new images that have surfaced of a Nike Air Foamposite One “Mirror” sample pair.
The shoe appears to be made up in a shiny and reflective Foamposite material to give it a ‘mirror’ effect, and also features a Black upper, a translucent icy sole with the Nike logo on the back heel to finish it off.
There is no official word on these at the moment, but they are rumored to be scheduled for a 2015 release. Keep it locked to AllAboutSneakers1 for all the latest updates.
The always-in-style Nike Air Max 90 receives yet another excellent new color-up, proving that the timeless silhouette will apparently never run out of fresh looks thanks to Nike Sportswear. This time it’s a high-voltage shade of blue hitting the Air Max 90, with this “Dark Electric Blue” version constructed in suede and mesh. Adding to the shoe’s color palette are a smooth blend of Anthracite and Bright Crimson paired with a Light Bone Swoosh and contrasting solid white midsole. When all put together, it adds up to an impeccable color block in a clean blend of colors for one of the AM90’s better looks all year. Find them now at European shops and expect them here in the States soon.
You can officially declare the return of the Nike Air Max 93 in 2014 a success. After sitting docile in the Nike archives for a few years, it was back in a big way, dropping most notably in two original colorways for a strong resurgence — to the delight of many retro runner fanatics. But when you throw great new colorways into the mix like this pair in “Cool Grey”, there’s no denying the Air Max 93 was one of the best retro sneakers of the year. With most of the OG’s in white looks, this modern version goes for a decidedly darker color scheme, presented in a black mesh and synthetic upper with a subtly textured Anthracite mudguard and its Huarache-esque collar in Cool Grey. One look should be enough to make you want to add them to your Air Max collection, and now you can, as they are arriving now at select shops in the US.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Purists need not worry, as there will indeed be original colorways mixed in amongst this year’s run of Jordan 2s. Case in point is this white and red pair, which we last saw during the Countdown Pack run of Jordan bring-backs. This time around the sneaker remains true to both the blocking and the branding (The latter is again split with “Nike” on the back tab and “Jordan” on the bottom). Continue reading to for a better glimpse at this upcoming retro and watch for the white/red Jordan 2s to release on June 7th, 2014.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Steven Alan’s understated collabo designs started 2011 off with some strong momentum for the Nike Air Lava Dome, and in their latest styles, Nike Sportswear proves it doesn’t need to bring in an upscale menswear designer to achieve a similar effect. Applying monochromatic suede and nylon to two new grey and black styles gets you in the same neighborhood, but the black pair’s bright blue sockliner suggests these are hiding a bit more playfulness. Have a closer look at these upcoming releases, let us know which you like best and stick with Sneaker News for release info.
Monday, April 30, 2012
It certainly is taking quite a while for another adult colorway of the Air Jordan IV to release, because the upcoming Air Jordan IV ‘Cavs’, set to drop on May 12th, would be the first Air Jordan IV since mid-February’s White/Cement release. Perhaps that elongated gap between Retro IVs is because this Red/White sample was scrapped; as stated in the size-tag (the only true piece of information we can use to date a sneaker), this Red/White sample with a unique matte Foamposite-like upper (as described by the owner) was destined for a Spring 2012 release (Jan-Mar), but it appears that Jordan Brand is following last year’s formula of Retro drops by sticking to OGs and one new concept (the aforementioned ‘Cavs’). With these popping up as well as Gentry’s White/Red Laser IV, perhaps 2012 was intended to be a crazier year for Retro releases, but given the current state of sneaker mania and Nike’s complete upheaval of its sneaker release process, maybe it’s better that these stayed inside the factory doors. We’ve got a detailed look at this tonal-red Air Jordan IV sample below, so take a look and join in on the bidding slugfest from this listing from brokeonjordans on eBay.
A little history for ya: this colorway of the Nike Air Flight One was one of the sneaker models worn by Penny Hardaway during his first two seasons of his NBA career before he embarked upon the Nike Air Penny signature line, but some may associate this Air Flight One (this exact colorway, to be more precise) to Michael Jordan. Why? During a game in the Second Round of the 1995 NBA Playoffs, Michael Jordan, who rocked the Air Jordan XI ‘Concord’, was forced by the NBA brass to switch to an all-black shoe in accordance with league uniform rules. He didn’t have a pair of the Space Jams handy, so for one game, he had no choice but to borrow a pair from Penny’s closet and wear the Nike Air Flight One in the same colorway (we have a picture for you below).
Of course, one of Michael’s trademark characteristics is is homicidal competitiveness, so he went as far as chopping off the ’1′ heel-tab of the borrowed pair. With the Air Flight One returning earlier this year, that story of MJ rocking the Flight One rushed back into our memories, and we’ll be able to re-live them this October as they are slated for a drop. A full shot as well as some classic in-game shots of MJ and Penny wearing this colorway of the Flight One below, so take a look and let us know what you think. Photos: ix_eleven
Up to this point the Nike LeBron 9 P.S. Elite ‘Varsity Maize’ has been sort of the odd man out as far as colorways go for the Nike LeBron 9 Elite, with no apparent connection along the same story line of the regal gold versions and the revisit to the ‘South Beach’ theme. Our recent exclusive sit down with Nike Basketball designers Jason Petrie and Leo Chang did help to shed some light on the black and yellow pairing however, intended as a re-imagining of the traditional Miami Heat color combos. Click through for the latest look at the Nike LeBron 9 Elite ‘Varsity Maize’ and let us know if you approve of the flipped color scheme. Also, make sure you have your calender marked for the May 12th release date. Photos: Air Knight
Nike LeBron 9 P.S. Elite
This year, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the original Dream Team, but if it weren’t for the April 1989 decision to allow professional players into the Olympics, none of our nostalgia would have a base of reference. USAB has dominated international basketball ever since, and this new Nike Dunk High looks back to those Barcelona Games with a University Red mixture of ripstop nylon and leather whose tongue tag transports anyone old enough to have seen its first run, instantly back to the summer of ’92. Click through to see how select navy accents and a white midsole finish the patriotic look and grab a pair from Nike Sportswear shops including Burner.
Nike Dunk High ‘USAB’
University Red/University Red
University Red/University Red
In 2006, Jordan Brand pair a worthy and impressive tribute to Spike Lee by giving him his own signature sneaker called the Jordan Spiz’ike – a hybrid of all the Air Jordans the Spike’s alter ego of Mars Blackmon chipped in for during their original debuts. We also remember the ‘Mar’s Jordan IV, which featured the OG White/Red/Black colorway with the Mars Blackmon logo on the heel, but Jordan Brand, for this year’s 23rd Anniversary, decided to bring it back sans-Mars (although the spirit of Blackmon will never be forgotten). Today we bring you a first detailed look at this upcoming release (currently slated for August), which should be the perfect OG-Air Jordan hit of the summer – much like last year’s True Blue III was. Is it Fire Red, or Varsity Red? We’ll find out the true color selection as more information pops up, but these will be a major hit either way. A detailed viewing awaits you below, so jump ahead and let us know what you think. Photos: marqueesole
Air Jordan IV