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Nike Completes The Yeezy Trio With The Foamposite Pro
We knew Nike was going to milk as much as they could out of those groundbreaking Yeezy 2 colorways from 2012 and 2014. Nike first released the “Solar Red” version of the Foamposites a couple of years ago and the shoes quickly became one of the top Retro releases of the year. The all-red pair met equal fanfare, so the accepted trend is that the upcoming “Pure Platinum” version will be sought after as well once the shoes officially hit stores on 3/12/16. We know you can’t help but complete the set, right? Get all three Yeezy Foamposite colorways including the upcoming “Pure Platinum” pair right now directly from Stadium Goods.
LeBron James debuted the LeBron 13 Low on-feet during the All-Star Weekend in a black/red colorway – a traditional color-combo that has been a staple of LeBrons for years. Today, we get a look at a white/silver version, and it is here that we get to examine the shoe a bit closer. Based on these newly surfaced photos, Max Air is back on the heel, while a boot-like structure provides a snug fit – although those who find the LeBron 12 and the current 13 model to be a bit too roomy might not enjoy the fit on the LeBron 13 Low. The silhouette itself is likely to debut later this month and could be part of the Easter Pack, but you’ll find this white/silver pair in April. Check out a closer shot below.
Nike Air Foamposite One Fruity Pebbles Complete Release Info
The folks over at Post Cereals have to be happy that Nike Basketball continues to show their morning treat some unofficial love. It all started with LeBron’s PE over a decade ago, and then the multi-colored cereal print landed on the LeBron 12 GS and in slightly different way on the Nike Lil Posite last year. With the success of the print for kids and ladies alike, this weekend we’ll see the graphic return once again atop a GS-exclusive Nike Air Foamposite One, but with a matte blank upper finish. Will you be grabbing a pair this weekend? Check out more photos below and look for your size right now on eBay.
Preview Two More Nike LeBron 9 Soldier Flyease Releases
Last summer Nike Basketball and LeBron James presented a special edition of the Soldier 8 with a modified zippered enclosure system designed to allow easier access in and out of the shoe for the disabled. The Flyease tech is now back again on the next edition of the Soldier series, seen just yesterday on two new colorways of the Soldier 9, and today comes a look at two more. This time the LeBron Soldier 9 Flyease opts for two basic black and white options, each with speckled and reflective detailing. Expect both colorways to hit select Nike Basketball retailers soon.
Buy, Pass, Wait: Air Jordan 12 The Master, Wood Wood x adidas Ultra Boost, Nike Kobe 11 Eulogy
Welcome back to another edition of Buy, Pass, Wait, where the Kicks On Fire staff takes a look at the weekend’s (including today’s) big releases and let the audience know if we think it’s worth a purchase, a pass or maybe a buy at a later time when the price drops. This weekend will give us our first Air Jordan 12 retro of the year, an adidas Ultra Boost that is finally making its way stateside, a Nike Kobe 11 that says goodbye in a kinda weird way and much more.
Juan Martinez, Editor-In-Chief: (GOT ‘EM) Second favorite Air Jordan model in an almost murdered out colorway. You can’t get away with making those nursing shoe jokes with these I’ll tell you that much and also, the packaging theme of taking it back to 1997 was a nice touch. Just make them true to size though, geez…
Andres Carrillo, News: (PASS) As nice as this Air Jordan 12 is I already have my sights set on the French Blue and Flu Game colorways releasing later this year so I’m gonna have to make the tough decision to pass on these.
Juan Carrillo, News: (BUY) Surprisingly, I like the tonal look on the shoe. The allblack with a little bit of gold looks really clean on the 12s. I don’t own any 12s, but I’d be willing to change that once these drop.
Renz Ofiaza, News: (BUY) In general, I’m a big fan of the silhouette. In this colorway, the versatility is a given and definitely appealing to the masses.
EIC Juan: (PASS) With all of the colorful Ultra Boosts that are starting to show themselves lately, this seems bland in comparison. Also, I already have a two pairs of “basic” Ultra Boosts so I’m just waiting for the right multicolor pair to cop at the moment.
Andres: (PASS) I like how adidas continues to think outside the box with the Ultra Boost. The women’s pair is the more interesting of the two thanks to the removal of the “cage” and addition of a midfoot strap. Unfortunately neither pair really grasps my attention.
News Juan: (PASS) It’s a nice collaboration, but it’s nothing I’d jump over hoops for. Honestly, I’d be fine with picking up a regular all-black pair instead of these. I feel like this collaboration offers nothing out of the ordinary.
Renz: (BUY) Both pairs have their own positives but I’m more inclined to the men’s version obviously. Just the simplicity of the “caged” system and the timeless colorway is a winner.
EIC Juan: (BUY) One of my all-time favorite Kobes is the Nike Kobe 8 Purple Platinum and this is a close approximation of that on the Kobe 11. The 8:24 on the heel is a great aesthetic choice although I can’t deal with the really morbid nickname Nike chose for these. Great kicks, terrible nickname.
Andres: (BUY) If you’ve been a Kobe Bryant since his early Lakers days with Shaq when they won the threepeat, then this is the colorway of the Kobe 11 that YOU NEED to buy. It celebrates the amazing 20 year career of the Black Mamba and everything that he’s done while wearing the purple and gold.
News Juan: (PASS) This colorway is too closely connected to the Lakers team colors. While I do have respect for Kobe, I would not go to the extent of buying a pair of his shoes in his team’s colorway. I’d much rather wait for a more neutral colorway.
Renz: (WAIT) I’ve shared before that I admire the silhouette’s design. The dominant purple finish isn’t my cup of tea, but the significance of the pair is suitably for die-hard Kobe fans.
EIC Juan: (BUY) I’ll never own the original Air Max 1 Safari so this is not a bad alternative. Now whether or not Nike should have even put this together? See below for my thoughts on that…
Andres: (PASS) While this is one of the nicest Air Max 1 collaborations ever, I think Nike made a mistake by not re-releasing the original. They tinkered a bit with this 2016 version and changed some materials and even colors. Don’t get me wrong though, they’re probably still gonna sell out almost instantly.
News Juan: (BUY) I wasn’t into sneakers as much as I am today when the OG Atmos x Nike Air Max 1 originally release. To have something similar to the original release is alright with me. If I get the chance to pick up a pair, I definitely would.
Renz: (PASS) Back when it originally released in 2003, it was pretty hot, but thirteen years later, I’m kind of over that Safari print detail. It’s still a solid drop even though it’s slightly different but nonetheless, fans should be excited. I might consider purchasing if the price drops.
Should Nike Bring Back Classics Like The Atmos x Air Max 1 In “Remixed” Form Or Like The Original?
EIC Juan: I’m all for retros of classic Air Max and Nike SB Dunks from the past. I’m not a fan of penalizing those who had misfortune of being born later missing out on kicks like these. However, these kicks strike a different chord than OG Air Jordans in that their quirkiness should remain just that; so the original designs need to stay in the past and remixes need to be different enough so that those who had them when they first came out can rest easy knowing what they have is still the “best” or at least “first”. Meanwhile, Nike needs to also concentrate on making today’s kicks the new classics so that this generation has something to brag about too.
Andres: Adding to what I already said, I think Nike should have left this Atmos x Nike Air Max 1 untouched and should have released it in its original form. I’m not sure what the thought process was behind “remixing” a classic shoe that lots of people have been waiting a long time to get their hands on.
News Juan: I think Nike should bring back the original classics. Many of us struck out when the shoe originally released or weren’t even into sneaker when they released. It’d be nice to have another chance to pick up a classic retro. They do it with Jordans all the time, and you know how well that’s been going, sort of.
Renz: Yeah, more for the original form. It’s nice to see old pairs being revived after a decade or more in the vault. I’m not into Nike SB Dunks as much as I was years ago, but I’m still waiting for a retro of the Sea Crystals. Already 12 years.
The UNDFTD x Nike Dunk Lux and SPoT x Nike SB Dunk Will Fill Your Dunk Quota (Video)
In what can only be described as a Dunk-ified version of our daily video news segments, we’re talking today about two high profile Nike Dunks that are already available in different parts of the world with one still awaiting a proper US release. First we’ve got UNDFTD with their latest Nike collab that takes the Dunk Lux High and adds some UNDFTD branding love while SPoT goes all-out with a pirate theme for their Nike SB Dunk High. Remember the good old days of Kicks On Fire’s weekly SBology Thursday segments? Take a wild guess who wrote the script for this episode.
Here’s what Young had to say about his decision to walk away from Nike (and other brands) and choose adidas.
?Nike is really only three people. Kobe, Durant and LeBron,? he explained. ?I like the concept of how adidas adds everybody in their shoe commercial. The way adidas is going and the waves they?ve got, I was getting on board.?
We can’t help but assume that Kanye West played a big part of Young’s decision to join adidas and according to him he was influenced by Yeezy.
?That helped adidas out a trillion times,? Young laughed. ?And of course I asked for the whole Kanye collection. Bring me everything.?
Do you think that Nick Young made the right decision to leave Nike and join adidas? I mean it’s not like he’s ever gonna get a signature shoe with adidas either, right? What would you have done?
The Nike Air Tech Challenge 4 Will Finally Get The Retro Treatment
Andre Agassi’s Nike Air Tech Challenge 4 made its initial release way back in 1992. Quick math tells me that that’s around 24 years ago. That’s how long it took for Nike to give this Agassi shoe the retro treatment. Returning in a brand new colorway, let’s take a closer look at the shoe.
The shoe starts off with an off-white leather upper heavily contrasted by the brown suede hits placed all over the upper. Adding some soft and subtle hits to the shoe are the coral accents placed on the heel and outsole of the shoe. No word yet on when these will drop, but expect them to do so within the next few months. Are you happy to see this shoe make a comeback? Let us know in the comments below.
This weekend we may or may not see the release of the 2016 version of the Atmos x Nike Air Max 1 Safari. Whether Nike does decide to release them this weekend or keep us waiting a little longer, it’s almost a guarantee that they will sell out, even if Nike did “remix” them a bit.
If you’re looking for another Air Max 1 with premium materials then here’s another solid option for you. Set in a combination of Midnight Navy, Dark Obsidian and Cider, this Air Max 1 uses premium materials that include denim, twill, and leather for a very stylish and fashionable look. Hits of grey can also be seen on the toe and around the ankle for additional contrast.
What are your thoughts on this premium Air Max 1? Be on the lookout for them to land at stateside Nike retailers in the near future.
The Nike Air Tech Challenge 4 Is Finally Coming Back
The wait is finally almost over for fans of Andre Agassi’s Tech Challenge line: the Air Tech Challenge IV will retro at last. The elusive model loved by all collectors of the bold signature tennis shoe line has never returned, meaning it’s been out of production since its original release in 1992. Here we see an all-new colorway of the Tech Challenge 4, featuring a unique off-white leather and brown suede combination with coral accents, but you can bet that at least one original colorway will be returning, as well. Enjoy this preview of the first-ever Air Tech Challenge 4 retro, and stay tuned for more details on its impending drop.
Official Images Of These Two New Colorways Of The NikeLab Sock Dart Tech Fleece
Have you had the chance to look at the official images of the NikeLab Sock Dart Tech Fleece? If it’s a cozy sneaker you’re looking for, don’t sleep on these pairs.
The NikeLab version of the Sock Dart comes with Nike’s Tech Fleece material placed on the upper of the shoe. The first pair comes with the grey Tech Fleece placed on the upper contrasted by the purple hue found on the back half of the shoe. A white midsole creates some nice overall contrast. The second pair comes in a subtle black and grey makeup whereas the tonal sole unit blends in nicely with the shoe. No word yet on when these will drop, but expect them to do so sooner rather than later.
The Nike Flyknit Racer Dark Grey Is Now Up For Grabs!
Don’t look now, but a brand new Nike Flyknit Racer just released. Opting to go with a subtle look, I’m just glad this colorway doesn’t have volt or neon hits on it. Although the Flyknit Racer Blue Glow released not too long ago, Nike is giving us yet another colorway to choose from with this Dark Grey offering of the shoe.
The images show that this version of the Racer is the type that splits shoes Flyknit upper into two different colors placed on the lateral and medial side of the shoe. One side comes in Dark Grey while the other side comes in Black. White hits break up the tonal look of the shoe as it’s spotted on the Nike Swoosh on the side panels, branding on the tongue as well as on the midsole and outsole of the shoe. Available at Nike’s online store now, pick up a pair for $150.
I like when the Racer gets done up in the split-colored look, only thing is that this colorway doesn’t really take advantage of the two-toned upper since the Dark Grey is very similar to the Black. It sort looks like another version of the Oreo. Oreo 3.0 anyone?
Sneakers In 4K: adidas Yeezy Boost 350 Pirate Black
Earlier in the week we learned that Nike will be releasing an all-new Nike Kobe Pack that is being known as the FTB (Fade to Black) Pack that will celebrate Kobe’s tenure with the Swoosh starting off with the Air Zoom Huarache 2K4 and ending with the newest Kobe 11.
Today we take a look at what may be the Nike Zoom Kobe 1 from this said collection. According to the leaked style sheets that surfaced earlier this week the colorway for the Zoom Kobe 1 is expected to be Sail/Sail and this first image that we see above lines up with that. The shoe comes with a textile snakeskin-like upper with Gold detailing and what looks to be a gum outsole.
The Nike Zoom Kobe 1 FTB is expected to release on March 19th with a retail price of $200 so stay tuned to Kicks On Fire for more information.
It’s hard to judge a sneaker when you can’t see it in its entirety, but the snake-skin upper and gum outsole seem to be a nice touch. This along with every other shoe from the pack will sell out instantly.
Pure Platinum Yeezy and Wu-Tang Clan Foamposites Are On The Way
Introducing The Nike LeBron Zoom Soldier 9 FlyEase
When Nike and LeBron decided to create and release the Nike LeBron Zoom Soldier 8 FlyEase last year, it was definitely one of the coolest releases that we had seen in a very long time. The FlyEase version of the Soldier 8 was designed specifically for disabled athletes that have a difficult time fitting regular sneakers. The shoe features a unique zip-up system that helps those who have limited hand functionality the ability to slip right into a pair of sneakers and also able to tie them up on their own. If you thought that was the last of the FlyEasy technology that we were going to see, think again. Introducing the Nike LeBron Zoom Soldier 9 FlyEase.
This time around, FlyEasy technology appears on the LeBron Soldier 9. From the naked eye, Nike did an amazing job at keeping the original aesthetics of the shoe. The only difference lies in the zip construction that appears on the medial side and wraps around the heel to connect to the upper strap. As of right now tow different colorways have been unveiled that are set to release this Spring, but expect more to come as the year goes by.
After debuting earlier this month, the fleece construction for the Nike Sock Dart is back. Following up the Mulberry colorway are two more looks for the coziest Sock Darts yet, featuring tech fleece uppers to keep your feet warm for the remainder of the cold winter weather. Heather grey fleece is a common denominator of the two newest colorways, as it’s seen on the majority of one version with a Mulberry heel, while the other sports a grey heel and black for the rest. Preview both warm and cozy new Sock Dart options here, and stay tuned to Sneaker News for release details; these should be readily available as the first Mulberry pair is still available through NikeLab.