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Pharrell Williams & adidas Design New Shoes

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As part of their Spring/Summer 2016 collection, Pharrell Williams has joined forces with the German sportswear label again to create an exclusive capsule of sneakers.

Dubbed “Pink Beach,” the range is inspired by the magic of island culture, blended with the artist’s signature artworks and performance aesthetic for a line of summer-ready looks. Comprised of an Elastic Slip On and Elastic Lace Up silhouette, each incorporate stretch patched-tape uppers and moulded nubuck heels.

Both models are offered in crisp white and a colorful variegated-stripe option with two sets of laces to each pair. Additionally, each pair features hyper-color liners with psychedelic anatomical drawings of the human foot.

Look for these models to arrive at select adidas accounts in the U.K. starting May 5th. Stay tuned in for a stateside release date.

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Author’s Take

I like it. I’m a fan of the silhouettes’ simple design. Both pairs are solid but I’m more inclined towards the white/green offerings.


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The Nike Zoom Kobe Icon Is Timeless In White

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The Nike Zoom Kobe Icon receives another colorway for the season, this time offered in a pristine all-white finish.

Defined by a mixture of elements from classic basketball silhouettes such as the glove-like jacquard upper from the Air Flight The Glove and the lacing system from the Air Max CB34, the sneaker is topped off with a complementing gum outsole unit that comes from the Kobe 11.

Other notable details include an overlay lacing system that provides lockdown support and a snug fit, an symmetrical zipper to create a streamlined look and micro-tread pattern for superior traction.

Retailing for $150, you can purchase a pair at select Nike stores nationwide now.

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Author’s Take

I like the overall colorway, but not the design so much. I wasn’t aware of the mixed elements until now, and it’s not that bad, but still a pass for me.


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Save Your Money 14: 10 Recent Releases Priced At $120 Or Less

And, we’re back! Welcome back to our bi-weekly another installment of Save Your Money, the Kicks on Fire feature that helps you pick out a sweet pair of kicks at a sweeter price. Our main goal is to round up some of the best looking sneakers that have recently dropped priced under $120 to help make your purchasing decision. With all the hype surrounding shoe worth close to $200, you may feel as if there’s isn’t much selection priced at $120 or less. You couldn’t be any more wrong. There’s plenty of stuff out there that you can pick up for $120. After all, Mother’s Day is right around the corner, you need to make sure you have enough money to get your mom something she’ll love, so it’s always a god day when you save money on sneakers. Check out the list below and let us know which pair you’re feeling the most. Enjoy!

adidas Originals Court Vantage Adicolor

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Spring is in full-effect. Bold and tonal colorways are in. These pairs of the adidas Originals Court Vantage Adicolor have both. If you’re looking for something fun and bold, this is the route to go. You can’t go wrong with either of these pairs.
Price: $80

 

adidas Tubular Radial Black / Burgundy

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A little bit of mesh, suede and leather construct this semi-tonal pair of the Tubular Radial. Adding some pop to the shoe is the burgundy toebox giving the shoe a very prominent look. An all-black shoe with a little bit of pop. Too clean!
Price: $110

adidas adi Ease Away Days

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adidas Skateboarding released a special version of the adidas adi Ease to commemorate their first ever feature-length film, Away Days. If you’re a fan of adidas Skateboarding, this is a must have in your collection. What makes it even better is the price tag attached to it. The Stan Smith vibe is also a nice touch to the shoe.
Price: $75

 

Air Jordan 1 Mid Black / Gold

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It’s not an Air Jordan 1 High, it doesn’t have OG Nike branding on it, but this Air Jordan 1 Mid does come in a classic Black & Gold colorway that everyone knows and loves. Another dope thing about this shoe is that you can easily walk into your local shoe store and pick up a pair without having to pay over retail. You can’t beat that.
Price: $110

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The dope thing about this latest model coming out BrandBlack, is that it was created to work well on the court, as well as of it. The versatile look makes it easy to wear it with a pair of jersey shorts or with a nice pair of jeans. The premium and unlined raw suede looks amazing. BrandBlack has been dishing out some pretty clean sneakers, and this is no exception. 
Price: $100

 

 

Dee & Ricky x Puma Basket

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In my opinion this is one of the most creative collabs we’ve seen in 2016. The velcro upper paired up with the velcro letters gives you the liberty to place them wherever you want to create a unique look. That’s pretty dope. If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary with a little bit of pop to it, this is it.
Price: $100

Nike Kyrie 2 Red Velvet

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In my opinion, the best looking pair of Kyrie 2s that have release thus far. The tonal Team Red upper which includes the suede strap is a very clean look on Kyrie’s second signature shoe. If I were to pick up any pair of Kyries this year, it would definitely be these.
Price: $120

Nike Juvenate Woven Premium

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The new premium version of the Nike Juvenate is a perfect sneaker for the Spring season. It comes with a woven constructed upper sort of in a multi-color offering. It’s a fun looking shoe, that’s bright, breathable and lightweight. What else can you ask for?
Price: $110

 

Reebok Club C 85 Pastel Pack

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Easter has come and gone, but in my opinion, pastel colored sneakers are still dope for the current season. Reebok just dropped a trio of Club C 85s that rock the tonal pastel look. You can’t go wrong with either of the three pairs. 
Price: $75

 

Saucony Shadow 6000 Blue / Yellow

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The ladies get this pretty sweet looking pair of the Saucony Shadow 6000.  Nylon, mesh and suede take care of the shoe’s upper, making it a lightweight and breathable option for the Spring. The Blue contrasted by the yellow is always a clean combination and this one is no different. Don’t sleep on these, ladies!
Price: $80

 


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A Detailed Look At The Air Jordan 6 GS Green Glow

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Alongside the AJ 1 High OG David Letterman, a new colorway of the Air Jordan 6 GS will make its arrival to retailers as well this weekend.

Exclusive to kids only, the silhouette is rendered in a monochromatic color scheme with dark and light grey utilized for its plush nubuck-based upper. Complementing the understated theme consists of the defining vivid greenish tone, which are applied on the midsole, lace lock and heel tab.

Additionally detailed with perforations on the side panels and ankle portion for breathability, the sneaker is topped off by icy blue translucent outsole.

Fans can purchase a pair at select JB and Nike accounts this Saturday, April 30th for $140.

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Author’s Take

I like this silhouette a lot. This colorway is pretty solid but I?m not too keen on it. It?s a nice offering for the young ones.


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A Trio Of Colorways For The Reebok Ventilator Supreme

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Originally released in 1990, the Reebok Ventilator Supreme consists as one of the label’s popular runners of all-time.

Reinterpreted in a variety of iterations numerous times since then, the latest offering this spring 2016 includes three new finishes. Featuring Black/Neon Yellow, Fresh White/Purple and Grey/Pink, each model are comprised of mesh with suede and leather overlays. Additionally, the quarter panel bears a monochromatic stripe detail for more flair.

Retailing for $100 each, you can purchase your favorite color at select Reebok accounts nationwide now.

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Author’s Take

I’m biased towards runners overall. I haven’t purchased this silhouette, but I do appreciate its classic design. The colorways are solid too.


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Now Your Kids Can Rock The Converse Chuck II

Now not just for the children at heart, the Converse Chuck Taylor II is available for the whole family thanks to the newly released children’s sizing. Designed for the creative and on-the-go sneaker fans that come in a much smaller size, the kid’s version of the Chuck Taylor II is the same model you know and love with Lunarlon cushioning and durable nylon uppers, just scaled down. See the Chuck Taylor II in action on some of New York City’s most stylish young ones here, and find the kid’s collection at select Converse retailers soon.

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A Closer Look At The Supreme x Nike Air Max 98 Collection

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Set to release tomorrow is the latest collaborative effort between Supreme and Nike.

One of the last times that we saw Supreme make a big splash was with their collaboration on the Air Jordan 5 last year. Now the popular street-wear clothing brand returns to collaborate with Nike to release four colorways of the Nike Air Max 98. The Supreme x Nike Air Max 98 collection features metallic mesh uppers with reflective details as well as the signature full-length air bubble cushioned midsoles that the Air Max 98 is known for. The color options include red, black, navy and a snakeskin rendition.

The entire pack will be releasing on Supreme?s online shop only, starting Thursday, April 28th, at 11 AM EST. with Japan to follow on April 29th. Take a look at the latest detailed images above and make sure you check out our Supreme x Nike Air Max 98 launch page for the latest images and updates.

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Author’s Take

Not a fan of Supreme and not a fan of the Air Max 98 so I don’t really care for this collaboration at all. I wonder how much they’ll resell for though?


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The Ladies Can Have Some Fun With The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Fringe

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The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star has been re-done over and over again. A countless amount of versions and reiterations have been done over the years. Today we take a look at the female-exclusive that invokes a fashionable ?Summer of Love? vibe.

The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Fringe has many notable features that helps give it its distinguished look. The shoe starts off with an acid washed denim. Adding to the Summer vibe of the shoe are the studs placed all around the collar of the shoe. In addition, the fixed lace-up front allows for the fringe to completely encircle the sneaker. Lastly, thr zipper on the back heel makes it easier to put on and take off. Available now, pick up your very own pair for $95.

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Author’s Take

It’s a fun rendition on the Converse classic. Being that it’s for women, it’s a dope shoe to wear when you’re out having fun.


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First Look At The Air Jordan 1 High OG Bred That Will Release On Labor Day Weeekend

In late 2015 we were hit with the news that the Air Jordan 1 High OG Banned was going to be making a return in 2016.

Today we get a look at what is believed to be a first leaked image of the Air Jordan 1 that features a red and black leather upper with a contrasting white midsole and a red outsole. As you can see the sneaker does come with the OG Nike Air branding on the tongue but from this lone image it’s pretty hard to tell if the “X” has been placed on the heel like it was on the 2011 Banned release. Whether this will be known as the Banned or Bred colorway is still unclear, but we’ll keep you updated here at Kicks On Fire.

This Air Jordan 1 is scheduled to release during Labor Day Weekend on September 3rd for $160. Make sure to bookmark our Air Jordan 1 High OG Banned launch page to stay updated with the latest images, release information and other important updates.

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Author’s Take

Whether this is the Banned or Bred release doesn’t matter too much to me. I would just love to add a pair to my collection because I’ve always wanted this colorway of the Air Jordan 1.


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The Carpe Diem Colorway Returns On The Nike Kobe 11

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A familiar colorway that first appeared way back on the Nike Kobe 4 will now be appearing on the Nike Kobe 11.

Dressed in a combination of Black, White, Court Purple and University Gold, the Carpe Diem colorway will be making its return to the Nike Kobe line after debuting back in 2009 when it first appeared on the Nike Kobe 4. As you can see in the images above this Kobe 11 will feature an engineered mesh upper instead of Flyknit just like the last couple of Kobe colorways that have released. The inner liner also features a black and yellow quilted pattern that also appeared on the Kobe 4.

Releasing on May 21st for a retail price of $160, do you plan on picking up the Nike Kobe 11 Carpe Diem?

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Author’s Take

True fans of the Nike Kobe line will be happy to see this Carpe Diem colorway make a return. This can also serve as another Lakers colorway.


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The Air Jordan 8 Championship Pack Now Has A Release Date

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The Air Jordan 8 Championship Pack now has a release date and it’s coming at us quick.

Celebrating the third championship from Michael Jordan’s 1st threepeat, this pack will include two colorways of the Air Jordan 8, the sneaker he wore while capturing his 3rd NBA Championship. This first Air Jordan 8 comes with a predominantly White upper and gold detailing on the heel counter that is believed to represent the Larry O?Brien trophy. The second pair comes in all-black with confetti detailing on the heel to represent the celebrating moment of capturing the NBA title.

At the moment these are the only two teaser images that have surfaced but make sure you stay tuned to Kicks On Fire to see more. The Air Jordan 8 Championship Pack is currently expected to release on June 25th but if anything changes we’ll be sure to let you know. To stay in the loop with this release make sure you keep up with our Air Jordan 8 Championship Pack launch page for the latest updates.

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Author’s Take

The gold heel counter on the white pair is a nice detail that represents the Larry O’Brien trophy. I’m not a fan of the Air Jordan 8 so I don’t anticipate picking up either pair from this pack.


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Nike Kobe 11 Carpe Diem

Among the most revered Kobe colorways in history is “Carpe Diem”, a trend that started with the Zoom Kobe II. It appears that Nike Basketball is bringing back the iconic look on the Kobe 11, with familiar features that we instantly draw to the Kobe 4 “Carpe Diem”; this upcoming version makes use of the grid-like pattern on the insole, the translucent sole, and a classic Lakers composition seen on the previous releases. The Nike Kobe 11 “Carpe Diem” will release at select retailers like Shoe Palace beginning on May 21st with an MSRP of $160.



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On-Feet Look At The Nike SB Stefan Janoski Slip-On

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The Nike SB Stefan Janoski is already one of the most popular skating sneakers out there on the market and has been for quite some time now. Nike SB has recently made a huge change to the silhouette by creating a new Slip-On version.

First seen in leaked images last month, earlier this week we took a look at some official images of the new Nike SB Stefan Janoski Slip-On in three different colorways that included white, red and grey. Today we get another look at the black pair as well as the white pair. This is our first look at on-feet images of the shoe that give you a good idea of what they’ll look like if you decide to cop. So what do you think? Do you anticipate grabbing a pair? They’re already available at select retailers so pick up a pair now if you like what you see.

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Author’s Take

I’ve only owned one pair of Janoskis and it was so uncomfortable that I had to sell them. I don’t think removing the laces will make these more comfortable to I’ll have to pass on these Slip-Ons.


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An On-Feet Look At The adidas Spezial Primeknit Light Blue

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Another one. As in another classic adidas sneaker that is given the Primeknit treatment. Today we get a few more on-feet images of this modern take of the adidas Spezial.

The adidas Spezial Primeknit comes in Light Blue Primeknit upper. A lighter shade of the same blue is noted all over the shoe to create minimal smooth contrast. The ankle collar comes in a sock-like construction to help give the shoe it’s casual look and feel. Completing the look of the shoe is the gum sole unit exuding a classic aesthetic. Available now at select international retailers, let us know if you plan on scooping up a pair.

 

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Author’s Take

The elastic sock-like/Primeknit construction is really clean and definitely makes the shoe look better. Add in the gum sole and you’ve got a good looking shoe.


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Another Look At Two New Nike Air Huarache Ultra BR Colorways

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The Nike Air Huarache Ultra BR is one of the best shoes that you can buy for the Spring/Summer season. Not only is the shoe lighter than the original Huarache, it’s also more breathable than the original pairs. Today we get another look at the all-white and Olive pair on-feet.

The Nike Air Huarache Ultra BR is comprised of an engineered mesh that helps gives the shoe added breathability and comfort, thus resulting in a lighter overall weight. Adding extra protection is the tonal synthetics placed on the toe cap. Additional features on the shoe include the distinctive heel cage component and the elastic band on the rear. Below you will find a full-length rubber sole unit to complete the tonal look of the shoe. Available now all around the world, pick these up at select retailers such as BSTN. Hot or not? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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Author’s Take

The olive pair is really clean, but that’s only because I’m a big fan of that colorway to begin with. This model is definitely a good look of the Spring/Summer.


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