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adidas NMD Mid Suede Sample


If you’re a fan of the adiads NMD, then you’re going to love this sample. adidas Originals‘ unique take on the silhouette, one that featured Primeknit and Boost while taking inspiration from some past three stripes models dating back to the 80s, rounded out 2015 perfectly. Boost was the go-to technology last year and could be found on basically every noteworthy three stripe release. Now we get a look at adidas’ archives with this adidas NMD Mid sample. The pair features a premium suede chukka upper of a seamless nature complete with German branding on the heel tab that translates to “3 Stripes World Market”. Check out a preview below and know that this rare find is on sale courtesy of Index PDX for $1,200 USD. Perhaps we’ll see this pair hit retailers come Fall/Winter 2016.



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Nike To Release Kobe Fade To Black Retro Collection

One way to celebrate Kobe’s farewell to the game? Release his past models in style. Sneakerheads received one of the most thorough and profound Retro campaigns in the Kobe Prelude Collection back in 2013/2014, but Nike is ready to up the ante with the “Fade To Black” Collection, which allegedly features the Kobe signature models from 1 through 11 as well as the Huarache 2k4, all with unique tonal colorways that begin from a solid white and eventually fade to black on the Kobe 11 Elite Low. The @KB824 Instagram account also confirms that each should will retail for $200, and that the Kobe FTB Pack will hit stores beginning in March (disclaimer: release dates could be for Asia). We can’t wait  to see what’s in store, so get all the details you need here and stay tuned for more updates.



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This Diadora Release Is Hand-Numbered To 800 Pairs

Diadora goes ultra premium for this special presentation of the B.Elite in two original colorways with a buttery soft construction in kangaroo leather. The former signature shoe of tennis star Bjorn Borg, the vintage 1980’s design is back and better than ever in these two white-based colorways with your choice of silver or gold accents. Each colorway is limited to hand numbered and limited to only 800 pairs, so don’t sleep if you’re trying to grab a pair. The B.Elite “OG” releases this Friday, February 26th at select Diadora retailers.

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The Air Jordan 5 Low Knicks Is Releasing In March

Other than rookie sensation Kristaps Porzingis, it looks like New York Knicks fans don’t have much to look forward to (yet again) this year. But if you happen to be a Knicks fan that’s also into Air Jordans, than here’s one bright spot for you in the latter part of the 2015-16 season: the all-new Air Jordan 5 Low in a colorway for your squad. The blue, orange, and white combination will be the perfect match with your new Kristaps jersey all summer long. We still have no confirmation on a US release date for the Air Jordan 5 Low “Knicks”, but it looks like they’re dropping in Asia on March 1st, so expect them on or around that date in New York and everywhere else in the States.

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Barkley, Penny, and Payton Inspired The Design Of The Nike Zoom Kobe Icon

While Michael Jordan may have shaped Kobe Bryant’s game, the credit goes to Charles Barkley, Penny Hardaway, and Gary Payton for shaping the design of this retro-inspired Nike Zoom Kobe Icon. This strange Kobe-centric shoe recently hit stores and immediately sneakerheads pointed out the Glove-like upper shroud and that Gary Payton’s signature shoe history must have played a role in the Kobe Icon. Nike reveals that Charles Barkley and Penny Hardaway were key figures in this play as well; the inner bootie design is a nod to Sir Charles’ past designs, while Penny’s role takes place on the Chevron pattern on the Jacquard upper (not featured here, but part of other Zoom Kobe Icon releases). In addition, one of Barkley’s memorable quotes on Kobe is featured on the heel of the shoes. The Red/Gold pair just hit stores like Sneakersnstuff, so grab another look below.



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WWE Kicks: Shane McMahon Returns To Raw In The Air Jordan 1 Chicago

It finally happened; the prodigal son has returned. After a long absence from WWE television that saw him stake out his own place in the world, Shane McMahon made his long-awaited return to the wrestling ring to take what he claims is his rightful place as next in line in the family business. Despite sister Stephanie and brother-in-law Triple H and of course, Vince himself taking the company to new heights (or lows depending on how you view the product these days) in Shane’s time away, the “kid” doesn’t see it that way, citing the drop in TV ratings, stock prices and overall quality of the show as factors for his reemergence on the scene.

Yeah, it’s been too long since I heard “Here Comes The Money”. Thanks to a little behind-the-scenes dealings (aka retconning of past events), Shane was able to justify his sabbatical and had no problem pretty much demanding control of Monday RAW, the WWE’s flagship program. In what might be the smartest piece of writing the show has done in months, Vince turns Shane’s desire and ego into a potential blockbuster Wrestlemania main event, which as many people know is currently devoid of main event talent due to a laundry list of injuries. With no promotion or heads up, we now have a headliner match in Shane against the Undertaker inside Hell In A Cell. If ever there was a rabbit to pull out of the hat, this was it. Considering Shane was in enough shape to rock skinny jeans on Monday night, the plans for this were probably set in motion the moment guys like John Cena and Seth Rollins starting hitting the injured list.

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Of course, this is a sneaker blog and we have to talk about Shane’s choice of footwear. To go along with those skinny jeans was a shiny pair of Air Jordan 1 Chicagos. And judging from the video up top, there is no Jumpman to be found so those are last year’s Nike Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Chicago versions, which made me shed tears of sneaker sadness more than a few times last year. As many longtime fans of the WWE will no doubt remember, Shane used to rock OG Jordans all the time including a personal favorite of mine, the Air Jordan 3 True Blue.

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Yeah, Jordan Brand and WWE need to team up for something special at Wrestlemania. If The Rock can break out the Under Armour for the big show, why can’t the Jumpman?

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Lush Green Highlights This Raf Simons x adidas Originals Stan Smith

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The latest variation of the popular Raf Simons x adidas Originals Stan Smith for Spring/Summer 2016 is revealed, as the model is defined by Lush Green.

Essentially a luxurious iteration of the iconic sneaker, yet maintaining its signature profile intact, the only noticeable difference consists of the letter “R” perforated into the side panels which represents the Belgian fashion designer, as well as replacing the traditional three-stripe branding instead.

Overall comprised of premium leather, White consists as its dominant hue, which also flows towards its rubber sole unit, tongue and laces. Complemented with light green accents on the heel tab and subtle branding on the rear, you can purchase a pair at select adidas accounts now for $455.

via: FLV


Author’s Take

With that price tag, I’d rather purchase it in its original collaboration-free iteration. The silhouette is classic and appealing nonetheless, but there’s resale value for these anyway, haha.


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A Perfect Set With This adidas Y-3 QR Run Pack

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The adidas Y-3 QR Run is introduced in two new colorways this season, which essentially utilizes black and white for superb versatility.

Comprised of technical mesh across its upper, the futuristic runner is detailed with a TPU toe cap for added stability, while leather accents line the heel counter and a neoprene inner liner ensures sufficient support and cushioning overall.

Additionally detailed with branding at the leather tab on the tongue as well as the eyelets, the sneakers are topped off with the brand’s renowned boost sole unit in white. You can purchase each pair at select adidas stores now for $410.

via: FLV


Author’s Take

Aside from the steep price tag, the models are pretty appealing. Both in terms of its design and colorways. I’m biased.


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Stand Out With This adidas Originals Tubular Defiant

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With its most notable release consisting of colorblock variations, the women?s adidas Originals Tubular Defiant is presented in a new finish of Lush Red as well.

Flaunting the eye-catching hue across its entirety overall, the sleek and stylish sneaker is composed of a mixture of neoprene and synthetics across its lacing component, as a midfoot strap provides more security, in addition to reinforcing the design.

Further detailed with tonal snakeskin accents on the heel and a lengthy tongue, the model sits atop a matching sole unit to finish off the composition. Other details include tonal laces and pull tabs with branding.

You can purchase a pair at select adidas accounts now for a price tag of $110.

via: RCK


Author’s Take

I’m a fan of this silhouette and in this colorway, it’s versatile for all genders. The only dislike for me is the reptile detail on the heel.


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Pure Platinum Covers The Nike Air Max 90 Ultra Moire

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Following a Bright Crimson and tonal black iteration, the Nike Air Max 90 Ultra Moire returns in a new colorway, this time consisting of Pure Platinum.

Compared to its traditional build, this rendition of the popular runner is essentially modernized. boasting a lighter profile, the model is defined by a one-piece seamless component that ensures more breathability with perforations across its entire upper.

Further detailed with its signature elements such as the Swoosh branding, mudguard and heel badge, the sneaker is topped off with a matching full-length sole unit. Finishing touches include tonal laces and branding on the tongue.

You can purchase this pair at select Nike retailers overseas now.

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Author’s Take

I’ll always be a fan of the silhouette. I haven’t purchased this updated edition yet, but in this colorway, it’s a crowd pleaser. It’s stylish and versatile altogether.


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Back At It Again With A Premium Vans Sk8-Hi

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Alongside the recent pastel offerings, the popular Vans Sk8-Hi is rendered in another colorway, this time consisting of light grey.

Unlike its traditional makeup of canvas, this particular iteration flaunts a more exceptional build with pebbled leather utilized instead. The focal point is directed at its signature formstripe branding across the sides, which is detailed with leopard dots and composed of pony hair to exude exotic flair.

All resting atop a clean white and durable rubber sole unit, the model is finished off with cream-colored laces and tan interiors to perfectly coordinate with its respective colorway. Find a pair at Vans retailers overseas.

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Author’s Take

Daamnn Daniel. I like the model’s clean palette. I’m not entirely keen on animal print, but this subtle detail is appealing.


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Night Maroon Covers The Nike SB Stefan Janoski Max

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Following its pristine White colorway, the Nike SB Stefan Janoski Max is introduced in yet another finish for the season, this time utilizing an autumnal hue.

Comprised of a premium leather and synthetics across its upper, the component is essentially draped in the defining tone of maroon, which is continued towards its tongue, laces, inner lining and a portion of its outsole, particularly on the heel.

To round out the design, contrasting white is applied on the Swoosh branding and rubber sole unit that’s detailed with its signature visible air bubble in the heel for superb cushioning. You can purchase a pair at select Nike stockists overseas now.

via: Titolo


Author’s Take

I’m generally a fan of this silhouette, but I like it more in colors that I’m biased to. This is a good example. Stylish and functional.


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Skeptas Understated Nike Air Classic BW

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UK-based grime artist, Skepta, recently showcased a unique variation of the Nike Air Classic BW that he happened to design.

Dubbed ?Blacklisted,? the sneaker flaunts an all-black makeup and essentially a nod to the artist’s 2012 mixtape of the same name. Comprised of smooth suede across the majority of its upper, the model rests atop a matching sole unit with its signature air bubble component visible in the heel.

The sneaker is rounded out with matching laces and leather Swooshes to define its colorless makeup. No word yet on a proposed release, although stay tuned in to KicksOnFire for further updates.

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Author’s Take

It’s pretty versatile in this makeup. If it does release to the public, I’ll consider purchasing. It’s a perfect everyday pair.


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The Nike Air Force 1 Low Gears Up For March Madness

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The favorite time of the year for college basketball fans is right around the corner as March Madness is set to get underway next month. In honor of the huge basketball tournament Nike has created this unofficial March Madness Pack that features three colorways of the classic Nike Air Force 1 Low.

Each colorway that you see above has been given a simple two color combination including a white and blue pair, a red and blue pair and a black and silver pair. Each colorway also comes with Sail/off-white detailing on the midsoles, laces and Swoosh for that retro/aged look. A nice added touch is the addition of an embroidered logo of either a basketball, scissors or a net by the ankle.

Expect this March Madness-themed pack of Air Force 1s to release some time next month right on time for the big dance.

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Author’s Take

I’m not a college basketball fan but I know how crazy and exciting things get for the big tournament. This is pretty cool pack and Nike should definitely create more colorways so more people can represent their team proudly.


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Hyper Turquoise Covers This Upcoming Air Jordan 1 Low

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There’s a new colorway of the Air Jordan 1 hitting retailers soon and it’s one of those colorways that’s ideal for the upcoming Spring and Summer seasons.

Covered in Hyper Turquoise on the majority of the leather upper, this Air Jordan 1 Low is then contrasted by Black detailing on the inner liner and Air Jordan branding on the tongue and heel. We then see the shoe finished off with a white midsole/outsole unit that complements the bright upper.

Already making its rounds overseas you can expect this Air Jordan 1 Low to arrive in the states in the near future.

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Author’s Take

There’s nothing too special about this colorway of the Air Jordan 1 so much like every other pair that releases I expect it to get discounted soon after it releases. In my opinion this looks more like a women’s colorway.


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