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Louisville Coach Rick Pitino Rocks The adidas Yeezy Boost 350 At Scouting Event
If you thought that only young and hip people wore Kanye’s new adidas sneakers then you are sadly mistaken. “Older” people are just as fly as the rest of us.
Louisville men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino was recently in attendance at the Elevated Hoops Icebreaker event in Philadelphia scouting potential prospects that could possibly join his squad next season. The man was spotted rocking the Pirate Black adidas Yeezy Boost 350 with the white adidas socks to match (kinda). Definitely a power move by Pitino to show the young bucks out there that he’s just as fly as the next guy. Or maybe someone just gave him the kicks and said “Here wear these.” Who knows. No matter what the case is I’m sure lots of people are jealous of Coach Pitino’s Yeezys. Are you?
The colette x New Balance 580 Blue Grey Drops Tomorrow
A closer look at the colette x New Balance 580 20th anniversary pack is showcased, in particular, the dominantly blue-colored pair.
Defined by the Parisian store’s signature colorway, the traditional runner’s vibrant blue finish is prominent on the majority of its makeup such as the toe, tongue, laces, side panels, inner lining and heel tab. Comprised of premium suede, synthetics and perforations that provide sufficient comfort, ventilation and lifestyle flair, contrasting grey converges across its rear for a nice touch of contrast. Other notable details include the distinctive “N” logo across its sides, followed by more notable branding on the tongue and rear.
All resting atop a light grey/white REVlite sole unit to cap off its palette and composition, you can purchase this pair at select New Balance retailers nationwide starting Saturday, July 9th for a retail price tag of $180.
adidas has unveiled their remodeled flagship location on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles during an open house event yesterday, which featured a live art installation from David Garibaldi.
Noted as the first adidas Originals concept store in the Los Angeles area, the newly-revamped retail location has been upgraded with SoCal inspired artwork, furniture and installations reminiscent of famed Los Angeles neighborhoods and landmarks.
World renowned painter, David Garibaldi, known for his vibrant painting style entitled “Rhythm and Hue,” created an original piece of artwork interpreted through hip-hop music and movement during the grand re-opening.
Honing in on the concept of ?Material as a Metaphor?, the design aesthetic of the store uses installations like a skate deck coffee table and movie-reel side tables to tell a story about the brands connectedness to art, sport, fashion and culture.
Many other adidas brand stores are expected receive a refresh over the next two years as well.
If you’re in the area, visit the located now, which is located at 8009 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046. Store hours are from 11:00a.m. ? 8:00p.m. PST.
Today we can add a third with this all-black option. This modified version of the ZX Flux features a mesh upper with a lacing system that reminds some people of the Yeezy Boost 350. Neoprene and leather detailing along with black & white laces complete the look on this ZX Flux.
This all-black adidas ZX Flux ADV X will be releasing at select adidas Originals accounts soon.
Official imagery of the limited edition Nike Kobe 11 Quai 54 is finally unveiled, as this latest variation of the basketball silhouette pays tribute to this year?s streetball tournament in France.
Colored in a traditional palette, white is utilized for its breathable mesh upper while tonal black accents coverage and complement its entire profile, which is located on the tongue, inner lining, laces and full-length sole unit for a simple two-tone finish. Shimmering metallic gold accents are seen at the tongue with a sheath logo, as well as a signature across its heel tab and miniature Swooshes on the forefoot to further pronounce its aesthetic with luxe appeal.
All adhered atop a translucent outsole that displays a unique graphic design that correlates with its respective theme, additional logos are also evident across its heel.
You can purchase this limited edition pair at select Nike retailers overseas starting this Saturday, July 9th.
A stateside release has not been confirmed yet, but, stay tuned for updates.
I?m a fan of the silhouette and I?m biased towards this colorway. Hopefully a U.S. release will be offered. I?m sure this will be heavily sought after.
KoF Staff Picks: (Not So) Deep Thoughts On The Under Armour Curry 3
For the past few weeks, we have started to get a better idea of what the upcoming Under Armour Curry Three will look like, and to no one’s surprise, the internet is hating on it already. Part of that is just typical Sneaker Twitter culture where everything new is the worst piece of garbage ever made until they actually drop and then it’s the best thing ever (see: every Air Jordan new and retro, Yeezys, etc.) and other parts are the continuation of the “Under Armour makes dad shoes” jokes and stans defending Nike’s honor by trashing another brand because the swoosh desperately needs help.
In lieu of this week’s Buy, Pass, Wait feature, we rounded up the Kicks On Fire staff to get their thoughts on the Curry Three now that more detailed images have given us a better idea of what to expect.
Juan Martinez, Editor-In-Chief
When I first saw leaked images of what is reported to be the Under Armour Curry 3 (or is it Three?), I was surprised to see the lack of blatantly obvious Under Armour branding of the shoe on profile shots – which is how most people are going to see it in person and at stores – opting instead to place them on the tongue and the heel. While I do believe the UA logo is fine and well-designed, it’s not always the best look on a shoe and if they really want to turn Steph into a brand onto himself, they are going to have to consider doing away with all of it in future models.
Just like any shoe, I would have to see them in person to truly get a feel for how they look and perform. It appears to be a step in the right direction, but it’s not the monumental leap that I’m guessing many of us were hoping. Especially with the number “3” being such an integral part of Steph’s identity, I was expecting an epic turnaround in design a la the tectonic shift in design from the Air Jordan 2 to the Air Jordan 3 or the Nike Zoom LeBron 3 to the Nike Zoom LeBron 4. The addition of the carbon fiber heel shank and more usage of a translucent outsole are nice touches and the use of a mesh upper should give it more flexibility in terms of what they can do with colorways. Just like the previous Curry releases, I’m way more interested in what the Curry 3 (or Three) Low will look like because I’ve taken to wearing both the Curry One and Two Low way more often than their higher-cut brethren.
Despite losing in the NBA Finals and putting not-so-MVP numbers in that series, I fullly expect Steph to bounce back and regain much of the goodvwill that he earned these past few seasons. Obviously being complicit in the formation of another Super Team with the arrival of Kevin Durant will take away some of his shine, but it shouldn’t be a dramatic fall. The Nike KD 9 as of right now appears to be the better choice among sneakerheads and since he is the new hotness in town, it will be interesting to see how the kids and casual fans who don’t spend a lot of money on kicks and only make less than a handful of purchases in a year make their decision as to who to represent this coming season. People should be more nuanced and not just pick a side for the sake of having something/someone to identify with, but we sadly all know how that goes*.
*I think I was talking just about sneakers right there. I think…
Renz Ofiaza, News
Someone mentioned the new Under Armour Curry 3 was reminiscent of the Air Jordan 22 and I was clueless since I don’t really pay that close attention to the rest of lineage after the AJ 20. When I first saw it, I initially thought about the Free Hypervenom 2, since a colorway just like it already released. Design-wise, I think it’s alright. I feel UA is just going on the same route as other brands. From what I’ve noticed, sleek/simple silhouettes have been dominant in the market as of late and I’m assuming the designers in UA chose that route to be safe. I’m not complaining though, I’m biased towards clean/minimalist designs, but, if you were to ask me if I would purchase a pair, it would be — No. The design has no originality, plus, I’m not even tempted to join the UA hype. It’ll be interesting how future designs will look though, but, I see it as something that will be constantly recycled from time to time, just like how fashion reintroduces certain silhouettes in revised form or how countless streetwear labels offer a graphic-printed t-shirt. To me, even though KD is on the team, I don’t think it adds more selling power to the silhouette. The Swoosh still has a dominant leverage.
Andres Carrillo, News
I have to say that so far I don’t like what I’ve seen from the Under Armour Curry Three. It feels that with every new sneaker that Under Armour makes for Steph Curry it gets a little worse in terms of looks. I’ve never tried on a pair of Currys so I can’t say how comfortable they are for playing on the court, but based off of looks it just lacks that “umph” that you need in a signature shoe. Especially for one that belongs to a back to back MVP. With the Nike KD 9 set to be one of the best Kevin Durant signatures in a while I think it’ll hurt the sales of the Curry Three. Now Warriors fans will have a choice to pick between either the Curry Three or the KD 9 and I think we can all agree that the KD 9 looks exponentially better. ?
Juan Carrillo, News
With Kevin Durant joining the Warriors, Golden State is the clear-cut favorite to win next year’s NBA Championship. If you thought this year’s Warriors were the center of attention, they will pale in comparison to next season’s team. It’s scary to think that Stephen Curry will have even more open shots now that Durant is on the team. Less double teams on Curry = more BBQ chicken! Curry could easily become a back to back to back MVP. All these possibilities lead me to believe that The Under Armor Curry 3 will be a success. It may not be the best looking shoe, but fans (especially kids) will want to buy them because it’s their favorite player’s shoe. It’s crazy to think that the Warriors could possible beat their own 73-9 win-loss record next year. In terms of the design of the Under Armour Curry 3, I feel like they’re playing it safe. It’s not very different from it’s predecessor, and some people may say that designs are getting pretty stale. With that being said, the Curry signature line is still doing good! Think about it though, if the Curry was a little better looking can you imagine how much better it would sell? All in all, having KD around should have a positive impact on the Curry 3 and moving forward. I just wish one of the best players in the league had a better looking signature shoe.
Emitting lifestyle appeal, the reinterpreted model incorporates a premium leather build which is punctuated by perforations adorning the side panels and toe box to promote sufficient ventilation throughout. Subtle hits of vachetta tan drape the inner lining for a luxe contrast, while a crisp white midsole unit and black outsole finishes off the classically colored profile.
Further detailed with the signature wings logo gracing its ankles and a large Jumpman embossed on its tongue, you can purchase the model at select Nike and JB accounts this Saturday, July 9th for $160.
Are You Buying The New Under Armour Curry Three In Crimson
Additional views of the new Under Armour Curry Three continue to be revealed, as the model is set to make its official debut soon.
Compared to its predecessor, this variation of the basketball sneaker is simply more refined iteration with a sleeker build. The mid-top silhouette incorporates a smooth fused mesh construction that promotes a lightweight feel and sufficient ventilation, while it’s also reinforced with a new carbon fiber heel shank.
Dressed in an eye-catching crimson/infrared colorway with grey utilized on the midsole unit, the component is also punctuated with subtle speckling as it?s finished off with a translucent outsole.
Stay tuned to KicksOnFire for an official release date.
A Closer Look At The 2017 adidas Ultra Boost Triple White
Following an initial preview, more detailed imagery of the new adidas Ultra Boost in Triple White are revealed, with this pair suggested to arrive sometime during Fall/Winter 2017.
Essentially similar to its previous iterations, this particular pair, however, incorporates a revamped marbled-like Primeknit pattern which intertwines shades of white and grey throughout the sleeker and smoother composition. Further reinforced with the distinctive translucent cage overlay that’s also been refined, the model is finished off with the TPY overlay on its heel, as it all rests atop matching traditional boost sole unit.
Stay tuned to KicksOnFire for additional updates and more info as they arise.
When I thought the model couldn’t look better, it does with this pair. I’m biased towards the silhouette in general, but, the new makeup is pretty exceptional. This will obviously get a lot of attention.
NikeLab continues to transform some of the Swoosh’s most iconic models into premium lifestyle wears, and now the brand is back with a new Nike Dunk Lux Low perfect for any occasion. The iconic skate classic is transformed by a luxurious “Cyber Monday” like appearance with a monochromatic black leather upper with a clean white midsole to contrast. The tongue tag is swapped out for an embossed Nike branding to further the lux sensibilities. What do you think of this simple yet premium Nike Dunk pair? Check out a detailed set of images after the break and let us know what you think by taking your thoughts to the comments section. This Nike Dunk Lux Low will be available at international spots like Solebox on July 14th.
The sneaker’s defining jacquard upper is the focal point, as the component is treated in black with gold threads intertwined throughout to enhance its understated appeal. Tonal black accents on the tongue, eye stays, laces, collar section, heel counter and inner lining further solidify its build, while it’s pronounced even further with metallic gold accents on the heel that displays the brand?s iconic three stripe motif.
Regarded as the first basketball sneaker to incorporate 100 percent heel-to-toe BOOST cushioning, you can expect to find this pair at select adidas retailers soon for a price tag of $120.
This Exclusive adidas NMD In Vapour Grey Is Now Available Nationwide
While it previous released overseas and select accounts nationwide last month, the adidas NMD in Vapour Grey has now arrived at more stockists nationwide.
Essentially a more exclusive variation of the popular silhouette, the model is defined by a breathable primeknit construction, while notable elements are directed at the frontal portion of its EVA insert on the midsole and TPU reinforced badged on the heel, which reveals the French words ?La Marque Aux 3 Bandes? — translated to (The 3-Stripe Brand).
Further detailed with Japanese text on the heel pull tabs, the model is finished off with a crisp, white sole unit to solidify its overall composition and palette.
Priced at $180, you can purchase this pair at select adidas retailers stateside now.
Air Jordan 2 Quai 54 Will Be One Of Toughest Shoes To Track Down
For a few days, the streetball capital of the world will be Paris thanks to the annual Quai 54 basketball tournament. Every year, Jordan Brand and Nike creates a selection of gear just for the main event, and today we get a first look at the Air Jordan 2 Retro that is scheduled to release on July 22nd. Much like the previous Quai 54 Jordan releases, these are likely to be exclusive to Europe, and given the P75 on the heels of the shoe, these could go as far as being exclusive to NikeLab P75 in Paris. We’ll let you know when more release info surfaces, but keep in mind that copping these Jordans will not be easy. Peep photos of the Air Jordan 2 Quai 54 below.
The Kyrie 2 and LeBron 13 Low Return In Matching Summer Graphics
LeBron and Kyrie aren’t just teammates on the hardwood, but also share the rare lineage of being Nike Basketball signature athletes too. They’re at opposite ends of the basketball spectrum – Kyrie’s just starting his signature model journey as his second signature, the Nike Kyrie 2, is an affordable silhouette that appeals to kids while LeBron is well on his way with the Nike LeBron 13, Nike’s priciest, most advanced model on the market. Today we get a look at a new graphic print shared between the two pairs, as a summer-ready print featuring palm leaves hits both models. The Kyrie 2 sees a 50/50 split between white and black with the midfoot strap dressed in the graphic and the LeBron 13 Low takes a different approach, with the colorful print splashed across the entirety of its mesh upper. What do you think of the look? Check out a better view below and we’ll keep you updated on a release date right here on Sneaker News.
Another adidas NMD In Traditional Tones Is Also Arriving Soon
Alongside a revived triple white offering, the popular adidas NMD will be offered in another traditional iteration this season as well.
Sporting a classic combination of black and white, the stealthy hue comprises the majority of its profile, in particular, the sleek mesh upper, tongue, laces, synthetic overlays which define its signature three stripe motif, heel badge, inner lining, pull tabs and the distinct EVA inserts on its sole unit.
All offset against a crisp, white midsole, the model is finished off with tonal laces with a dotted pattern. Look for this pair to debut at adidas stores soon.