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The Rihanna x Puma Creeper Orange Camo Releases This Week

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Fans of Rihanna’s collaborations with Puma should be thrilled right about now because their next sneaker will be hitting retailers this week.

Seen above is the Orange Camo colorway of the popular Rihanna x Puma Creeper. This new colorway features a leather camo upper done in orange, tan, beige, and black. Beige laces, a creeper gum sole, and gold Puma branding serve as the finishing details on this collaborative release. Ladies can pick up their pair beginning on July 28th at select retailers for $140.

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Author’s Take

It’s cool to see printed uppers land on the Puma Creeper. I think this colorway will do well with fans of the silhouette.


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Theres A New Navy/Maroon Colorway Of The adidas Ultra Boost ST Available Now

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The adidas Ultra Boost Uncaged is currently taking up all the attention when it comes to adidas, but there are also other Boost runners that are just as stylish and comfortable.

One of the new options that began releasing earlier this year is the adidas Ultra Boost ST. This revamped version of the extremely popular Ultra Boost features a Primeknit upper with a slightly different look than the original as can be seen on the branding stripes on the side panels, and a couple of other areas of the shoe. Navvy dominates the upper of this pair along with maroon accents on the inner liner. Hits of Black have also been added on the branding, heel, toe, tongue, and rubber outsole.

Anyone looking to add this pair to their collection can do so now for $180.

via: Sneaker Politics


Author’s Take

If this pair had more hits of maroon then I would haver seriously considered buying myself a pair. Still nice, but I don’t think I would buy myself a pair.


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KoF Staff Picks: Our Thoughts On The Air Jordan 31

The Air Jordan 31 is here. Yes, the official release date of the Banned colorway is not until September and the Olympic colorway is still a few weeks away but if you were fortunate enough to be in Las Vegas or in Los Angeles this past week, there’s a chance you’ve already either seen and tested the shoe out in person already or you’ve already got a pair on to rock since they were being sold for the first time. But for the rest of the world, they’re still marinating on the news of the reveal and what to expect in the coming months. After checking out the kicks up close last week, I asked the staff to get their thoughts on them and see how they compare to what’s been marinating on my mind.

Renz Ofiaza, News

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Continuing the historic lineage, especially in terms of design is pretty hard. I actually like this approach and how the brand paid tribute to the 1 to inspire the 31’s design. I’ve always wondered how flyknit or other new tech would look on classic Air Jordans, just like the upcoming AJ 12 Nylon/Neoprene, and so far, I’m all for it. The goal of this silhouette was to incorporate both performance and style, and I feel that it embraces both qualities well, especially in this iconic Bred theme. I’m biased towards the clean/simple upper, but, the only thing I dislike is the addition of a large Jumpman. It just seems too distracting from the overall design. The model will definitely be appreciated a lot more without it — I would.


Juan Carrillo, News

Air Jordan 31 1I like the concept of the Air Jordan 31 being inspired by the Air Jordan 1. It’s something I didn’t expect Jordan Brand to do with their latest signature model. While the shoe does pay homage to the Jordan 1 by coming with a (half) Swoosh and Wings branding, the Jordan 31 still manages to have its own look. The Flyweave construction transitioning to a leather construction is really a dope way to execute the concept of the shoe. Many people aren’t really feeling the Jumpman branding on the side, and I think I have to agree with them. If it were up to me, I’d remove the Jumpman from the side and put more emphasis on the Jumpman branding located on the leather tag on the tongue. Being that it comes embossed and in Black, it’s pretty hard to notice it. Had Jordan Brand made the Jumpman on the tongue Red (or a contrasting colorway), it would manage to pay homage to the Jordan 1 in yet another way. I like the subtle Swoosh, I like the BANNED branding on the sole. It definitely has a lot of features I approve. I could even see myself wearing these casually outside the court/gym. In my opinion, it’s definitely one of the better looking signature Jordans we’ve seen in the last few years. The fact that it’s priced at $185 is also a plus. I’m looking forward to seeing them in person. Overall, I give it a 8 out of 10.


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Air Jordan 31I’ll be honest, after seeing the last couple of Air Jordan signature models (XX9 and XXX) I wasn’t expecting too much from the 31. But when we first got a leaked look last week it was the first time in a while that I liked what I saw. When Jordan Brand officially unveiled the shoe this week it looked even nicer when I saw the official images. The fact that the 31 looks to the Air Jordan 1 (probably the most iconic shoe ever) for inspiration is pretty dope. I’m a huge fan of the Air Jordan 1 but one of the only knocks (personally) is the fact that they’re not very comfortable. The Air Jordan 31 is the first Jordan signature shoe since the 31 to have a Swoosh on it and the fact that Jordan Brand decided to also place the Jumpman on it is a good look. If I could change one thing I would probably make the Jumpman a bit smaller or position it somewhere else and extend the Swoosh. I also like that Jordan Brand decided to use Flyweave (material of the present and future) on the front half of the shoe and then transition to leather on the ankle/heel. As far as comfort goes I’ve heard only good things about it so on top of looking nice they’re also supposed to be extremely comfortable. I can definitely see myself picking up a pair and rocking it casually. With all the hate that the shoe has been getting since its unveil I have a feeling I’ll be able to grab the “Banned” colorway for below retail in the future. Overall, I think Jordan Brand did a great job with the Air Jordan 31.


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“The culture” loves the re-up. Look at any movie theater and you’ll see many familiar faces and properties being brought back to fill fulfill our nostalgic desires. Turn on the television and classic shows from our childhood get second, sometimes even third, leases on life in hopes rekindling the magic that made the original so great. And of course, step inside any sneaker store and you will see countless classic models in old and new colorways, often times overshadowing those that were actually designed and made this decade.

We are responsible for the Air Jordan XXX1 looking the way that it does. Our tastes and our desires dictated that Jordan Brand not only look into the future, but also take a step back into the past as well. There was a time not too long ago (like oh, I don’t know, January) when we said that the world stops for the new Air Jordan because it was the standard bearer for the industry. Brands didn’t have to follow what the latest Js were doing necessarily, but the idea is that it’s supposed the represent the best uh, foot forward. Whether you stopped caring about Js after MJ retired or you kept believing that the next was going to be “the one”, you were always curious and blown away – good or bad – by the latest model.

The Air Jordan XXX1 looks like a shoe derived from notes of a focus test that just say the words, “make it look like the old ones.”

After seeing the Air Jordan XXX1 both in the Banned and Olympic colorways in person, it confirmed, at least from my perspective, my initial thought that it was better than the leak made it out to be but that the shoe is still closer to a great Team Jordan than something that should be the flagship model. The Olympic is miles away a better colorway than the Banned because the Flyweave pattern fits the color scheme better. And like everybody else, I believe that the gaudy Jumpman logo should have ditched with more emphasis placed on the Wings logo.

The biggest revelation about the entire Air Jordan 31 reveal has been the mixed reaction towards the shoe. As you probably noticed from the rest of the KoF staff and on social media, there are a far greater number of people supporting this release than any previous new Air Jordan in a long time. Usually the new reveal is met with derisive comments and poop emojis; the 31 actually elicited praise. Why? Because it’s really an old shoe with a modern facelift.

For as much praise we like to heap upon something like the adidas Ultra Boost or whatever crazy Nike tech has cooking, retro still has a stranglehold on “the culture”. Give the fans enough the elements that they loved before (in the 31’s case, show the iconic commercial and hype the return of the swoosh) while creating something that can stand on its own and you have the keys to a successful reboot, which was part of the messaging behind the Air Jordan 31. But that also means that the shoe shouldn’t be called the Air Jordan 31 at all.

When JJ Abrams rebooted the Star Trek movie franchise it wasn’t a continuation of the William Shatner and Patrick Stewart movies and it didn’t exploit the nostalgia too hard. The new Ghostbusters movie that dropped a few weeks ago used the same formula in giving nods to the past without being engulfed by it. Hell, even WWE’s premiere event Wrestlemania hasn’t put numbers on the title card since they turned 30 back in 2014. So here’s my modest proposition: Jordan Brand should call the Air Jordan 31 simply the Air Jordan. The numbers will always be there for the sneakerheads to classify them, but much like the newest MacBook Pro is just the MacBook Pro and not Macbook Pro Revision 23 or MacBook Pro 2016, the new Air Jordan loses the baggage of automatically considered a middle-aged product.

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The adidas NMD XR1 Adds A New Dimension To The Modern Classic (Video)

There’s no doubt that the adidas NMD has been a huge success for the three stripes. Just when you thought the brand was losing steam after the monumental hits they had in the Ultra Boost and Yeezy lines, the NMD changed everything with its minimalist style that just blends into just about anything you happen to be wearing at the time.

But adidas is wasting no time as they are getting ready to update the NMD with the release of the new adidas NMD XR1 in a variety of colorways including the Olive colorway you see up top. Learn more about in the video and let us know if this is your next must-have from adidas Originals.

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Nike Basketball Has Some Colorful PEs For Players In The Academy

Who wouldn’t want basketball tips from LeBron, KD, and more? The Nike Basketball Academy is back this year with a series of kicks made just for the invite-only D1-college talent that will train and showcase their talent. Included in this set of hoops shoes made just for the athletes is the Big 4 of Nike Basketball’s signature series, which features the Kobe 11, LeBron Soldier 10, KD 9, and Kyrie 2. These won’t be available in stores and are only issued to players of The Academy, with training taking place at an airplane hangar in Southern California. Peep all four ahead and let us know which is your personal favorite.



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Nike Basketball Has Some Colorful PEs For Player In The Academy

Who wouldn’t want basketball tips from LeBron, KD, and more? The Nike Basketball Academy is back this year with a series of kicks made just for the invite-only D1-college talent that will train and showcase their talent. Included in this set of hoops shoes made just for the athletes is the Big 4 of Nike Basketball’s signature series, which features the Kobe 11, LeBron Soldier 10, KD 9, and Kyrie 2. These won’t be available in stores and are only issued to players of The Academy, with training taking place at an airplane hangar in Southern California. Peep all four ahead and let us know which is your personal favorite.



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The Nike Air Max 90 Ultra SE Infrared Releases This Week

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The OG Infrared colorway of the Nike Air Max 90 will be releasing once again in 2016 with a few minor adjustments.

Nike will be releasing a new version of the Nike Air Max 90 OG Infrared with this Ultra SE pair. This new version of the Air Max 90 utilizes a neoprene/foam padded-like upper for a new modern look and a lighter feel. Platinum covers the majority of the shoe’s upper with Black, Grey and Infrared detailing on the mudguard, eyelets, inner liner, midsole, and branding.

You’ll be able to find the Nike Air Max 90 Ultra SE Infrared at select retailers beginning on July 29, 2016 for $140.

via: Nike


Author’s Take

I’m a fan of the OG Infrared Air Max 90 and if this version is more comfortable and lighter then I’m all for it.


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Release Info For Rihannas Puma Creeper Camo

Rihanna’s PUMA Creeper goes camo with the next release of the hit sneaker, with this unique orange camouflage edition. The modified platform version of the classic Suede has become a surprise hit over the last year, and it’s popularity should show no signs of slowing down with this next hot colorway on the way later this month. The Creeper’s latest look features a stylized orange camo print across the leather upper with the extra thick sole in gum rubber. Get ready if you’re looking to pick up a pair, because the shoe launches in limited quantities this Wednesday, July 27th at finer PUMA retailers everywhere, including Sneaker Politics.

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A Red Colorway Of The Pharrell x adidas NMD Human Race Is Releasing Soon

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Last week we saw the release of the Pharrell x adidas NMD Human Race in the Yellow and Black colorway which sold out instantly. Now we get a first look at what may be the next colorway to arrive at retailers.

Presented above is the Red/Footwear White pair which utilizes the same exact construction as the yellow pair with the only change being the colors used on the shoe. A Red Primeknit upper dominates the shoe with White detailing on the “HUMAN” “RACE” words as well as on the Boost midsole. Black accents can then be seen on the lacing system above the midsole and the EVA inserts.

There is no confirmed release date for the red Pharrell x adidas NMD Human Race but the retail price will be $240. Stay tuned to Kicks On Fire for updates.

via: adidas


Author’s Take

I like this shade of red, it almost looks like burgundy. I’m sure this pair will sell out just as fast as the yellow pair.


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Release Date: Air Jordan 31 USA

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We already know that the Air Jordan 31 Banned will be making its debut on September 3rd, but that will not be the first colorway of the new Jordan signature sneaker to arrive at retailers.

The USA/Olympic colorway that you see above will be the first pair to hit stores as it’s scheduled to release on August 10th, right on time for the 2016 Summer Olympics. This Air Jordan 31 features a Flyweave and leather upper done in White, University Red, and Deep Royal Blue. A White midsole and icy blue translucent outsole finish off the look on this Air Jordan 31. Retailing for $185, will you cop or drop on August 10, 2016.

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Author’s Take

Pretty decent colorway of the Air Jordan 31 but I currently have my sights set on the Banned colorway.


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Nike Air Max 1 Flyknit Olive Flak

The shoe hasn’t officially released yet, but new colorways for the new Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Flyknit keep rolling in. The latest look we spot is this women’s version in a unique “Olive Flak” colorway, featuring some military vibes with a olive and black Flyknit weave with a matching green Hyperfuse mudguard, while a royal blue tongue adds some more color. The unique color combo for the women’s Flyknit Air Max 1 arrives with the rest of the batch of debut colorways on July 28th.

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Size Previews Upcoming August Sneaker Releases

UK sneaker retailer giant size? previews their top new releases for August, which includes a few of their own high quality collaborations. First up in their preview video is the new size? x Reebok Classic Leather, which outfits the classic silhouette with a modified clear “ripple” outsole complete with OG Reebok branding visible underneath. Then they show off their collab on the adidas Superstar 80s, which features a similar aesthetic as the Classic Leather in two clean black or white leather colorways. More adidas models follow, with the return of the Dragon with OG details and the 350 as the next addition to the size? exclusive ‘Archives’ series. New Nike Sportswear releases that will soon be on the shelves are also previewed with the “Ale Brown” pack and the Flyknit Air Max 1. See full details on each August release at size? in the video below.



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adidas Ultra Boost ST USA

The adidas performance running division gets in on the patriotic spirit ahead of this summer’s Olympics with this all-new look for the Ultra Boost ST in a “USA” colorway. The Ultra Boost designed for runners who need extra stability is featured with its Primeknit upper in navy blue, with dark red accents and a white Boost midsole to complete the American color scheme. These patriotic Ultra Boosts are available now at adidas Running retailers, including Sneaker Politics.

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Adidas Covers The Rod Laver With A Primeknit Upper

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Just last month we saw adidas give the Rod Laver silhouette an upgrade by covering it with a couple of new materials in the OG colorway.

Now the Rod Laver is back and better than ever as adidas has decided to give it the Primeknit treatment. The shoe will release in two different colorways, one option coming in white and the other in Navy. The adidas Originals Rod Laver Primeknit features the signature toe panel, superlight PU tooling, and of course the new Primeknit upper.

Grab your pair at select adidas retailers beginning on August 5, 2016.


Author’s Take

It’s cool to see more and more adidas sneakers get covered with Primeknit uppers, but I’m just not a fan of the Rod Laver.


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James Harden Stars In New Foot Locker Commercial

Foot Locker has just released a new commercial starring NBA star and adidas sponsored athlete James Harden.

Part of their back-to-school campaign, the commercial also features the voice of actor Colin Farrell. In the commercial James Harden is oozing with confidence at the gym as he’s seen wearing adidas apparel along with a pair of all-white Ultra Boosts. Harden then goes on to compliment a couple of guys at the gym who are also rocking adidas gear and he lets them know that the his secret to being and looking fresh is by listening to the voice in your head, which in this case is Colin Farrell.

“As always, I?m excited to be partnering with Foot Locker for this commercial,? Harden said. ?All of my projects with the brand have been a lot of fun over the years. And Colin, as an inner voice, really complements my sense of humor.”

Check out the spot above and let us know what you think.


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