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Color Blocking On The ALIFE x Puma Blaze Of Glory
Aside from its recent iteration with monkey time, this ALIFE x Puma Blaze Of Glory is one of the more notable standouts from the brands’ second collaboration for Spring/Summer 2016.
Rendered in a multicolor makeup, the majority of its build is shaded in grey, while hits of violet and purple are applied on the rear portion and frontal section of its eyelets. Accents of blue coral are also evidenced on the tongue tab and sides, in addition to touches of orange located on the pull tabs and heel as well to further pronounce the palette.
All resting atop a black-colored Trinomic sole unit with white speckling, you can purchase this pair at select Puma retailers worldwide now.
Nike continues to find ways to spice things up with the Nike Roshe Run and make it interesting for fans of the silhouette that want something new and exciting.
The latest feature/addition for the Nike Roshe Run comes courtesy of a new option on NIKEiD. You can now head over to Nike’s customization program and apply a new Kurim mesh on the upper of the popular lifestyle runner that posseses color-changing qualities. Nike defines Kurim as a “molded rubber overlay that enhances an optical color shift for most color combinations.” You can mix and match eight different two-tone options to create a truly unique sneaker.
If you want to create your own color-changing Roshe Run then head over to nike.com now and create a pair for $135.
Following a recent unveiling in Vachetta Tan, the newly-introduced Nike Swoosh Hunter in tonal White is showcased in more detail, as we approach its release date.
Essentially the brand’s latest lifestyle silhouette, the model exudes futuristic flair with its sleek, yet textured premium leather upper, while its high-cut profile is further defined by an adjustable ankle strap. Additionally, the model inherits a laceless design as it all rests atop a matching rubber sole unit.
Other distinctive details include a geometrical patterned outsole for superb traction and subtle swoosh branding on the straps. You can find this pair at select Nike accounts nationwide starting February 29th for $250.
Following quilted leather iterations, this ALIFE x Puma States consists as a standout variation of the silhouette for Spring/Summer 2016.
Maintaining its simplistic profile, the low-top is predominantly shaded in light tan, with the majority of its upper comprised of hairy suede. To punctuate the classic style, a vibrant red/yellow/black snakeskin leather formstripe is applied on the sides, while it’s also visible on the heel tab.
All resting atop a clean white rubber sole unit to complement its palette, finishing touches include light grey laces, inner lining and gold branding imprinted on the side panels. Additionally, classic green/black branding is also embroidered on its tongue tabs to round out its design details.
You can purchase this pair at select Puma retailers now.
Known as the Saucony Grid 9000 Letterman, this instant classic colorway of the versatile runner proves that the division between lifestyle and luxury is not always as clear as we think it is. The upper on this Grid 9000 features a combination of black nappa leather and charcoal heathered wool for that luxurious look. Black and red stripes has been added for attitude and athleticism while the tongue has been decorated with a red Chenille ?S? patch inspired by classic varsity jackets.
The Saucony Originals Grid 9000 Letterman will be available on March 3rd exclusively at saucony.com for $120 in sizes 5 – 12, 13, 14. Will you be grabbing a pair?
Love how Saucony switched up the materials on this colorway of the Grid 900. We usually see the popular runner outfitted with mesh and suede, but the use of leather and wool is a nice change of pace. Also love the varsity jacket inspiration.
We received our first look at the Patta x Asics Gel Respector last December but there was no scheduled release date for the shoe, until today.
The Dutch sneaker store posted official images of the collaboration with Asics today and this collaborative Gel Respector will be releasing in-store at Patta on February 27th for ?150. That means that those of us in the states will have to wait a little while longer for the global release date that has not yet been announced. The Patta x Asics Gel Respector draws inspiration from Asics’ Japanese roots and is inspired by rich, colourful anime films and characters such as tropical fish and mythological creatures. Looking at the upper we can see a combination of blue, orange, grey and green in different materials that include premium suede, nubuck and 3M striping.
What are your thoughts on the Patta x Asics Gel Respector? Give us your take down below and stay tuned to Kicks On Fire for more information regarding a global release date.
Sneaker Con Brings Heat to Ft. Lauderdale: The On-Foot Recap
Sneaker Con stomped into the great city of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida this past weekend for its first show in 2016, and now it’s time to see the heat on feet and on display. The area’s sneaker heads came out in full force for the event, representing their favorite kicks while they shopped and traded for more models to add to the collection. So what hot sneakers were spotted in Florida? There’s some heavy Yeezy Boost affection, but once again the majority of the on-feet kicks was in the form of Nike and Jordan. Check out the on-foot recap of the best sneakers of the day here, and check out Sneaker Con’s next stop in Cleveland, Ohio on March 26th; tickets are available now.
There will definitely be whispers of “Tiffany” in regards to this upcoming colorway for the Air Jordan 1 Low, and we’re not talking about the ’80s pop singer. Of course, the Tiffany comparison for this turquoise and black look for the low-top 1s is the now-iconic Diamond Supply Co. color scheme on their famous Nike SB Dunks. If the Dunks in question have still eluded you to this point, are these a worthy substitute? Check out the “Hyper Turquoise” Air Jordan 1 Low in detail here, and expect them to his US Jordan Brand retailers soon.
An Unreleased Chocolate Colorway Of The adidas Ultra Boost
Does this colorway of the adidas Ultra Boost look familiar to you? Don’t worry if it doesn’t because we’re a getting a first look at it ourselves today.
This new colorway features a white and grey Primeknit upper with chocolate detailing on the laces, side panel cages, and the leather tongue. The leather hit on the tongue is a new detail that hasn’t really been seen in the past that adds a nice touch of luxury to this otherwise casual runner. Finishing things off is a white BOOST midsole and black rubber outsole.
It’s still unclear whether this is just a sample colorway of the Ultra Boost or if we’ll be seeing a limited release in the future. Stay tuned to Kicks On Fire for updates and let us know your thoughts.
If you can think back this is the same colorway that was spotted in the video where Don C went sneaker shopping at RIF L.A. with Complex. This Jimmy Butler PE colorway of the Air Jordan XX9 Low features a Chicago Bulls-inspired colorway as red and black elephant print dominate the entire upper with additional black detailing covering the inner liner, tongue and laces. A red midsole, icy blue outsole and Jimmy Butler’s logo on the tongue of the left shoe finish off the look on this XX9 Low that is scheduled to release on February 24th for $190.
With the release of the Air Jordan 12 The Master coming this weekend, the hype for the drop has also brought along with it a newfound appreciation for classic Air Jordan posters. Ok, there’s a lie in that sentence. Sure, there is an excitement for The Master colorway, but my guess is that excitement would be a lot more palpable if the price wasn’t damn near $200. But what it has done has made people aware of an Air Jordan poster that up to this point that has really been lost to time – “The Master”.
It’s… a poster of Michael Jordan. Great, right? He’s wearing the Air Jordan 12, but it’s not The Master colorway. It could be the Cherry Red or the Taxi but it’s hard to tell because the picture went through a Sepia filter. He’s dribbling the ball and getting ready to break you down with his killer scowl. He’s not dunking over you, he’s not flying over your head and he’s certainly not smiling while he’s doing it. Nope, this is a different MJ. Older. Wiser. More cerebral. Sure, it’s a better representative of Michael Jordan during that time, but let’s be honest, it’s also kinda boring and probably wouldn’t make anybody’s top 10 list of the best Air Jordan posters.
But we’re thankful either way because here is our my list of favorite Air Jordan posters. Don’t forget to check out our Air Jordan 12 The Master launch page for more images, videos and much more.
As one of four collectible Nike posters found in Wheaties cereals back in the late 1980s, this is a picture taken from the 1988 NBA Slam Dunk that Jordan famously robbed won against Dominique Wilkins. Yeah, everybody remembers the free-throw line dunk, but this was an equally classic image that shows MJ at the peak of his athletic powers. Also, White Cement 3s.
Another lesser known poster, I would have put that famous billboard of himself that Jordan walks by in Barcelona on this list were it an actual poster. Anyways, this simple picture depicts MJ getting ready to lay some serious hurting on the rest of the word since he is quite simply superior to the competition. Note: This is what happens when Reebok has the Team USA license. Nike should always have the Team USA license.
Wait, let me find my Laserdisc copy of Michael Jordan’s Playground while I stare at this pic. Between the style of graffiti (there has to be an inside joke there somewhere), the clothes and the kicks, this was the quintessential early 90s photo. You could have taken MJ out of the equation and I feel like this shot would have made it onto a museum somewhere.
The best in the world teams up with the best in the cartoon world. MJ, Bugs and everything that came from that partnership was so perfect that I shudder to think what an MJ-Disney team-up would have looked like back in that era before Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars. It would have been the most milquetoast pairing with zero edge. As somebody who preferred the slapstick comedy of a coyote getting an anvil dropped on his head back in those days, it was genius.
If I could get any poster signed by MJ and hung up on my walls, it would be this one. Sure, it’s not the most original idea and Upper Deck has already done this death, but there’s a reason why any MJ fan would want that particular item. It’s the original inspirational poster before middle managers thought they could increase productivity with stupid quotes that are rarely attributed to the right person.
Anytime I see an MJ stan act like MJ never failed, I point out this quote. It’s easy to root for the guy who never failed, but it turns out he failed a whole hell of a lot too. Also, MJ stans continue to be the worst.
It’s the original Air Jordan poster, but I remember it more as a card that came with the Air Jordan 1. Still looking for a good price on a mint condition one though…
/Rant: You know how some people get incredulous whenever Jordan’s six championship rings get brought up as some sort of gold standard when Bill Russell has eleven? Well, it’s kind of like how Kobe’s 81 points is looked upon by this generation as the benchmark even though Wilt Chamberlain once scored 100 in a game. People want to feel like the moments that they lived through are the coolest thing ever and nothing could ever possibly top it. So yeah, dope picture and poster, but also another reminder of MJ stans, who are still the worst.
I swear, every time I see this picture, Jordan’s distance from the ground gets a little bit higher as if he’s dunking on a 12-foot rim. You almost begin to question the authenticity of the photo, that’s how amazing Jordan’s dunk seems as more time passes. I just wonder if this is the first or second free-throw dunk that he got a perfect score for as Dominique Wilkins looks on with a “I’m actually going to get robbed out of this” face.
Art Of The Dunk
It’s not the best poster, but it is the one that stayed on my wall for the longest time. It has made it through two apartments and a house and is enjoying life right now rolled up in retirement after spending close to a decade pinned or taped up.
It looks like 2016 is going to be a big year for the Nike Air Classic BW, one of the brand’s most loved vintage Air Max silhouettes. In addition to the iconic “Persian Violet” colorway returning, Nike Sportswear is also taking the shoe on the ‘Ultra’ route, with a modernized and minimized redesign, which we see here today in a vibrant red colorway. Check out the Air Classic BW Ultra in detail here, and expect them to start hitting retailers in March.
The Nike Air Huarache‘s momentum has since slowed down since its dominant retro run dating back to 2013. That doesn’t mean that Tinker Hatfield’s 1991 classic running silhouette has taken a backseat to any other retro given priority – in fact quite the opposite, as the OG Huarache has gone on to inspire a few new takes with updated technology for a modern twist. Today the Huarache is back in a head-turning “Beta Blue” look, as a colorful splash of electric blue hits the upper to coincide with neoprene Anthracite accents and a Black heel cage. It’s a look that the Super Bowl runner-ups and their legions of fans can definitely get behind. What do you think? Check out a better look below and be on the lookout for this pair to arrive later this Spring 2016 season.
The adidas Ultra Boost gets tastier than ever with this “Chocolate” colorway that will hopefully be on the way to retail in the near future. No official release info is available for this chocolatey brown rendition of the Ultra Boost with a premium leather construction for the “cage” yet, as it’s apparently only at the sample stage thus far. Who would be ready to gobble a pair up if they do indeed hit the market? Check out a look at the delectable Ultra Boosts here, and stay tuned for any release details if they arise.
Nike To Release The Swoosh Hunter On Leap Year Monday
Nike Sportswear is revitalizing its footwear line this year with a number of awesome creations. At the forefront of this movement is the head-turning Nike Swoosh Hunter. The lifestyle creation is jarring from the get-go as a reasonable amount of the silhouette can be attributed to a Nike Mag inspiration. You can see that homage in the form of the oversized ankle strap, a bold heel construction, and sleek outsole design. This all white aesthetic will kick things off with a release on the added calendar day, February 29th. Are you a fan of this silhouette? If you are, it’s going to cost you – $250 USD to be exact. Check out a full look below and head to our release dates page for more of the latest updates.