Last Saturday, Nike Sportswear celebrated the release of the DJ Clark Kent designed Nike Air Force 1 Low Borough pack and the upcoming World Basketball Festival with the 1Love Block Party. The 1Love Block Party literally shut down an entire block on Mercer street in NYC and filled it with free food vendors, free t-shirt vendors, free beer vendors, and, 100s of people. DJ Clark Kent himself provided the music as he effortlessly blended cuts from each of the five NYC boroughs. While 100s of people partied outside, 21 Mercer itself was fully decked out Borough Pack style with a decor that linked back to New York City and the Borough Pack under the theme “Locally Celebrated”. Earlier that day, Nike Sportswear held a small basketball tournament between reps of each borough. As expected, Team Queens went 5-0 and took the chip. Lastly, DJCK was presented with a gift from Nike Sportswear, a custom Borough Exclusive box that housed all 5 pairs of the BE pack including custom BE sneaker boxes for each pair.
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With everyone looking to stock up on White based kix for the Summer to match with their Polos and T-Shirts, Nike continues to release simple and clean two-color Air Force 1 Lows. The most recent release from their two-color pack of throwback Nike Air Force 1s is the White and Team Red Nike Air Force 1 Low. The White/Team Red Nike Air Force 1 Low features a White based upper with Team Red accents at the Swoosh, tongue, heel tab, and outsole. Team Red is a darker Red that is almost a Burgundy.
The NIKEiD Studio located on the 5th floor of NikeTown NYC is about to refreshed with several new material and color options for the Summer. Inspired by classic dress shoes and formal attire, NIKEiD will boast an impressive and expansive palette of options with materials that include polished dress leather, patent metallic leather, Luxe suede and waxed twill suit. Colors range from earthy Browns to vibrant Purples, Blues, Greens, and Hot Red, a VERY CLOSE cousin to Infrared. Each sneaker can be dipped further into the formal zone with laser etched patterns that mimic dress shoe perforations including a Wing Tip pattern on the toebox. iDable sneakers include the Nike Dunk Hi, Dunk Low, Air Max 90, and the Cortez. Color/material blocking is also open as well as many of the panels can be tweaked independent of each other. To top off the dress shoe look, the iDers can also add a patterned lining that features the graphics from the NIKEiD Studio wallpaper. The NIKEiD Studio is…
With outdoor Basketball season approaching full run, adidas recently released and outdoor hoops inspired adidas Top Ten 2000. The adidas Tep Ten 2000 features a Black nubuck upper, Red contrast stitching, and Red and Yellow accents. The outdoor ball inspiration comes in the midsole and outsole with a cracked cement hit. The adidas Top Ten 2000 was worn by Kobe Bryant back when he was with adidas and features the FYW outsole.
After a long wait, the Nike Air Force 1 Low White Huarache is officially set to release this Saturday, March 2nd. Designed to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Nike ACG line with a specific nod to the Tinker Hatfiled designed Huarache, the Huarache Nike Air Force 1 Low features a seamless smooth White leather upper with rolled edges. The tongue is taken from the Nike Air Huarache and features the Nike Air Huarache logo. The heel tab features a lasered Nike Air logo and the upper sits on a full clear midsole/outsole. The clear outsole exposed the Huarache logo underneath.
As part of their introduction of the Nike Hypermax, Nike recently released a Hypermax colorway inspired by the OG Charles Barkley CB34 poster. Like the Nike CB34 over a decade ago, the Nike Hypermax is tuned for big men with it’s full length Max Air Unit, traditional high top cut, and protective ankle strap. To give the sneaker a lighter feel than traditional big man kix, the Nike Hypermax features Nike’s Flywire technology in the upper.