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Official Look At The Air Jordan 1 High Zip Black Red

This Air Jordan 1 High Zip is almost similar to the previous black/white pair from March, but this new iteration of the iconic silhouette is a bit different. Highlighted by a zipper closure along the tongue to replace its traditional lacing system, the sneaker is made of premium leather for its upper in black, while the style keeps it simple as well with the swooshes on the sides removed. The difference with this pair are the wings logo on the ankle colored in red, followed by more red seen under the zippering system. Final details include red Nike Air tab logo on the tongue, heel pull tabs and a white rubber sole to top it off.

Retailing for $150, look for this colorway of the Air Jordan 1 High Zip at select Jordan Brand stores and online on July 21, but it might release earlier or later this summer. Always keep it locked to KicksOnFire for the latest in sneaker news, release dates and where to purchase your favorite kicks

Images: Nike

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Interview: Catching Up With Kyle Kuzma At The Nike Just Do It HQ

Interview by: Andres Carrillo

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Los Angeles is home to some of the biggest stars/celebrities/athletes in the world and this Summer Nike is giving residents of the city of angels the opportunity to train like a star. Nike is holding a special pop-up in the heart of Hollywood to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their Just Do It campaign. Known as the Just Do It HQ, the impressive space  brings to life all aspects of the Nike Training Club app, from curated training programs led by Nike Master Trainers, professional athlete drop-ins and education workshops on the five facets of training, to the newest Nike Training product.

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Nike gave us an exclusive early look (and experience) of the Just Do It HQ yesterday as well as put us through a grueling workout lead by some of their Master Trainers. While select athletes are expected to drop by the space throughout the Summer (June 21st-August 12th), a few Nike athletes were in attendance yesterday to help introduce the space. The athletes included Jared Goff (Los Angeles Rams quarterback), Chloe Kim (American Olympic snowboarder), Leticia Bufoni (Brazilian professional street skateboarder), Kyle Kuzma (Los Angeles Lakers Forward). We had the opportunity to chop it up with Lakers rising star Kyle Kuzma as we talked about his rookie season, kicks, and more.


 

Kicks On Fire: What was your favorite memory from your rookie season?
Kyle Kuzma: My favorite rookie moment was definitely the game we played against Boston at home. I had like 20 in the 4th quarter (or 17 something like that) and we got a comeback win against the Celtics at Staples…having that history made it special.

After some research we found out that Kyle dropped 17 in the 4th quarter and 28 total points for the game.

KOF: What’s the most important thing you learned during your rookie season?
KK: Never be too high, never be too low because you’ll have your great moments during the season and you’re gonna have your bad moments. 

KOF: What’s it like playing for the Lakers, arguably the most prestigious team in the history of the NBA? 
KK: It means a lot to be a Laker. Like you said, it’s one of the most prestigious teams, it’s a team that everybody wants to play for because it’s the Lakers. And to play with a team and an organization that has great culture and tradition is really a one-of-a-kind feeling. 

KOF: As far as kicks go, what has been your favorite release of 2018 so far?
KK: The OFF-WHITE x Air Jordan 1, the white one that dropped exclusively in Europe. I probably wear that shoe almost all the time that’s one of my favorite pairs. 

KOF: I’m assuming you have multiple pairs, right? (*laughs* but the same time being serious)
KK: Ummm…I got 2 pairs. 

KOF: What’s your favorite shoe to wear when you ball on the court?
KK: This year it was the Nike Kobe AD Mid. That’s the shoe that I probably wore for probably 75 games of the year out of the 82. 

KOF: Is there a certain colorway that you like or anything that matches with the Lakers uniforms?
KK: I like the black colorway. I like wearing black shoes, I just think it looks better with all types of jerseys. The black NCAA Tournament pair (March Madness) I like that one with the fruity pebbles outsole. 

KOF: What’s your favorite shoe to wear off the court whether it be from Nike or Jordan Brand?
KK: Off the floor I would probably say either the Air Max 95 or the Jordan 4, those two shoes. I also wear a lot of designer shoes too, I like Alexander McQueen shoes a lot. 

KOF: Bonus question, what’s the latest tattoo you’ve gotten?
KK: My latest…uhhh (looking at his arms) is this one that’s peeling on my arm, It’s praying hands for my grandmother.

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KOF Field Trip: A Media Preview Of The Nike Just Do It HQ

Words: Juan Carrillo
Images: Nike

Yesterday KicksonFire was chosen as one of the few media outlets to preview the Nike Just Do It HQ before it opened to the public.

I know what you’re thinking; “What exactly is Nike Just Do It HQ?”, right?

It’s a pop-up training destination that brings to life all aspects of the Nike Training Club app, from curated training programs led by Nike Master Trainers, professional athlete drop-ins and education workshops on the five facets of training, to the newest Nike Training product.The opening of this Nike pop-up training facility also coincides with the 30th anniversary of Nike’s Just Do It slogan/campaign.

While in attendance, we were able to preview the entire space and all it has to offer, took part in a gruesome (and that’s putting it lately) training session, and even had the chance to chop it up with Los Angeles Lakers forward, Kyle Kuzma (more on that later). Today we’re going give you a quick rundown of what went down during the media preview/soft opening of the Nike Just Do It Headquarters.


Upon arrival, we were greeted with a Nike duffel bag filled with what ended up being our battle attire for the day. Inside the duffel bag we found gym-ready Nike apparel consisting of pants, shorts, tights, jackets, tees, socks and a pair of the Nike Air Max Trainer 1. We suited up and began touring Just Do it HQ.


The Nike Just Do It HQ is pretty breathtaking, to say the least. It’s more than just a training facility with shiny new gym equipment. Inside you will also find sections/areas centered around recovery, product discovery, a nutrition bar, an area for a new Nike podcast series called TRAINED, and even a section called the Nike Bra Haus where women are able to experience a personalized bra fitting and customization experience within Just Do It HQ. Trust me when I say they images above do not do the space justice.


Once the Just Do It HQ tour concluded, a panel discussion took place in which Jared Goff (Los Angeles Rams quarterback), Chloe Kim (American Olympic snowboarder), Leticia Bufoni (Brazilian professional street skateboarder) and Kyle Kuzma (Los Angeles Lakers Forward) all took part in. They talked about how special it was being a part of the Nike family, the importance of training, what motivates them to keep going, and even what their choice of footwear is when they’re out and about. Spoiler, the Air Jordan 4, Nike Metcon, Janoski Slip-On and Air Jordan 11 were their answers. Any guess and what athlete chose what shoe??


Last but not least, the media in attendance took part in a circuit training session that featured Master Trainers and athletes. Assault AirBikes, kettle bells, resistance bands, weighted sleds, box jumps, row machines and squat racks we’re all part of the torture training session. Surprisingly, we were able to complete the training session alive, which is a solid W in our books.

Sidenote: We had no time to take any images of the actual training session we took part in because there really wasn’t any time for move-fakin. When we weren’t pushing, lifting, running or jumping on something, we were too busy trying to learn how to breathe again, wiping the gallons of sweat off of our body and simply trying to gettready for the next circuit, which was usually less than 20 seconds away, ha. 

Thank you Nike for allowing us to preview the Nike Just Do It HQ, it’s a really dope place that I’m sure will be put to good use this Summer.


Want to pay a visit to the Nike Just Do It HQ? Here’s what you need to know.

When is it open?
6.21 ? 8.12

Where is it located?
1541 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

How do I access JDI HQ?
Download the Nike App, turn on Nike App push notifications and sign up on nike.com/la to opt-in for exclusive alerts and offers to register. You can also access Just Do It HQ by completing workouts in the Nike Training Club App. The more you train with NTC, the better your chances at receiving special invite offers to Just Do It HQ experiences.

There will be no on-site registration for Just Do It HQ experiences

You can learn more at nike.com/la, and follow @nikela on Twitter and @nikelosangeles on Instagram to get updates.

What product will be available there?
The best of Nike Training will be available all summer long at Just Do It HQ including the launch of the Matthew Williams Collection.

Who will be there?
Nike athletes, LA?s top trainers including Nike Master Trainers, high school athletes and the athletes* of LA (*if you have a body you are an athlete).

Is there an age restriction?
16 & older for general sessions, any youth sessions will be denoted as such and will require parental permission

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Take A Look At The Nike Air Max 97 In Wheat Gold

Don’t expect the Air Max 97 to slow down as we get into the 2nd half of 2018 as Nike continues to give us new colorways of the popular silhouette.

One of the latest pairs that has surfaced is showcased above as this Air Max 97 takes a bright approach as the upper is dominated by Wheat Gold with Terra Blush (pink) and Burgundy Crush make their way onto various parts of the shoe including the sleek lines on the upper, the inner liner, branding, and the heel and pull tabs. A full-length Air Max unit and a black rubber outsole cap off the look.

Keep it locked with us here at Kicks On Fire to find out when this Air Max 97 will be hitting retailers. Do you see yourself grabbing a pair?

images: Nike

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This Nike Air Max Plus Comes With A Striped Upper And Unique Nike Branding

The Nike Air Max Plus is no stranger to prints/graphics, and today we give you a look at a new colorway that comes with exactly that.

Combining black, red, and white throughout the upper, this Nike Air Max Plus starts off with a black based upper and is then highlighted with a white stripe pattern all throughout. Large “NIKE” branding in red is seen on the side panels along with small black Swoosh logos. Additional details include hits of 3M, a white midsole, and black rubber outsole.

We’re still awaiting a release date, but be on the lookout for this graphic Nike Air Max Plus to hit retailers in the near future.

images: Nike

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A Black And Red adidas Dame 4 Is Here For Summer

We haven’t seen the adidas Dame 4 release in a new colorway in quite some time, but Damian Lillard’s 4th signature shoe with the three stripes has just surfaced in a new flavor for the Summer.

This adidas Dame 4 takes on a very simple and versatile appearance as the mesh and neoprene upper has been completely covered in black while pops of bright red can be seen on the three stripes branding on the ankle as well as on the elastic eyelets, the heel pull tab, and the Dame logo on the tongue. Down below we have a black midsole and a grey/black marbled outsole to round things out. Are you feeling this new colorway of the adidas Dame 4? Look for it at select adidas Basketball retailers in the near future.

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adidas Skateboarding Is Proud To Introduce The Brand New adidas 3MC

Above you will get a good look at the adidas 3MC,  the latest addition to the adidas Skateboarding family. Said to be the brand’s most versatile vulcanized shoe to date, the 3MC comes with just the balance of function and aesthetic as it blends staple elements and performance features from adidas? rich archive and its modern skate shoes.

The adidas 3MC will be available in a sleek canvas upper or premium durable contrasting suede. Features on the shoe include an oxford toe, tonal three stripe branding, and the recently introduced Geoflex outsole that has been tested and approved by the adidas Skateboarding team. In addition, the shoe also come with a reinforced triple-needle stitch primely placed on high-abrasion points resulting in increased durability when skated. The vulcanized outsole provides superior grip and flex for optimum board feel and control.

As explained by adidas Originals and Skateboarding Senior Design Director, Chris Law, ?the 3MC silhouette?s design is based on the notion of combining archival DNA cues, recognizable attributes, and our adidas design principles of ?Born from culture?, ?Daringly simple? and ?Built for purpose?. The plan was to create a shoe that is democratic, versatile, and aesthetically clean. Those adidas DNA cues come through utilizing the Gazelle family Vulc tape and hexagonal flex outsole, a triple stitched vamp, the iconic Gazelle heel mustache featuring the stacked Trefoil, the quarter tab branding from the Seeley and the embossed, tonal 3-Stripes.?

The 3MC is part of adidas Skateboarding?s Fall/Winter 2018 offering that strives to offset convention through bold, progressive, and iconic design. The 3MC in suede will be available exclusively at specialty retailers worldwide, and its canvas offerings will be sold at major retailers starting July 5. All styles can be purchased through the adidas Skateboarding?s website. MSRP is listed as $65.

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An Official Look At The Womens Nike Air VaporMax Plus White Orange

Summer has officially arrived. With that being the case, it’s time to bring out your White and/or colorful sneakers. Can’t decide you sneaker “mood”? You don’t have to with this upcoming Nike Air VaporMax Plus White Orange.

Said to be a women’s exclusive colorway, this shoe comes dressed in an all-White upper with a matching molded TPU cage overlay, all while being placed on top of an Orange VaporMax sole. Additional details on the shoe include the White laces, 3M Reflective hints on the tongue and the Peach-colored hits on the midsole and Swoosh.

Look for the women’s Nike Air VaporMax Plus White Orange to debut this Summer for the retail price of $190. Stay tuned for a confirmed release date.

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A First Look At The Nike Air Max 97/BW Black

Who copped a pair of the Skepta x Nike Air Max 97/BW that dropped last month? If you’re a fan of the hybrid model and don’t mind picking up a pair that’s not associated with Skepta in any way, shape of form, we’re happy to let you know GR colorways of the model are on the way.

Today we get a official look at the Nike Air Max 97/BW Black. As you’d expect, this colorway of the Air Max 97/BW comes dressed in an all-Black aesthetic consisting of a Black leather and mesh upper (from the BW) placed on top of an all-Black sole unit (from the AM 97). Adding minimal contrast to the shoe is the Hematite panels and 3M Reflective trimming found throughout.

The Nike Air Max 97/BW Black has no official release date, but look for it to drop this Summer for $190. Who’s coppin’ a pair?

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Release Date: SSENSE x Reebok Run.r 96

Above you will get a good look at the upcoming collab between SSENSE (retailer) and Reebok. The collab is centered around one of Reebok’s newest model, the Reebok Run.r 96. Said to be inspired by the moon, let’s get closer look.

The SSENSE x Reebok Run.r 96 comes dressed in a mesh upper done in light and dark Grey + 3M Reflective detailing, that when combined, pay homage to the moon. Below you will find a sole said to be inspired by an unreleased Pump Evo Prototype from 1996. The shoe also comes with features such as a pull cord lacing system with lace locks and dual branding.

Look for the SSENSE x Reebok Run.r 96 to drop on June 28th in-store at SSENSE Montreal as well as online for the retail price of $260.

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The Nike SB Dunk Low Just Released In A New Wolf Grey Colorway

It’s officially Summer and Nike SB just hit us with a new colorway of the SB Dunk Low. Seen in all its glory above, the popular low top skater has been engulfed in a Wolf Grey upper and comes constructed out of a classic combination of leather and suede. The tonal upper is slightly broken up by white accents on the midsole, tongue branding, and the Swoosh checks on the side panels. Grey on the laces, inner liner, and outsole complete the look.

If you’re on the hunt for a new pair of SB Dunk Lows then search no further because you can scoop up this Wolf Grey colorway now at select retailers for $90.

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An Official Look At The Womens Nike Air Max 270 Mowabb

More Nike Air Max 270 goodness is on the way as the new Air Max model is set to debut in a brand new women’s exclusive colorway. (Un)officially dubbed the Nike Air Max 270 Mowabb, this colorway of the model comes dressed in a Summer-ready Light Bone mesh upper accented by the Purple and Yellow hits that help give the shoe that OG Air Mowabb/ACG aesthetic. The Purple heel Air bubble is certainly a neck-breaker, right? Black covers the heel and midfoot atop a White midsole. No official release date yet, but look for them to drop sooner rather than later for the retail price of $150.

 

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First Look: Nike Air Presto Fly Just Do It

Above you will get an official look at the Nike Air Presto Fly Just Do It. The Nike Air Presto Fly is the latest model added to Nike ever-growing Just Do It collection. This Just Do It version of the model has it come dressed in a Black, Total Orange and White color scheme. The majority of the shoe comes in Black, which is then accented by the Orange accents noted on the branding, heel pull tab and eyelets. White takes care of the large Swoosh branding on the side panels and the majority of the sole unit. Rounding out the main details of the shoe is the ?Just Do It? lettering going down the tongue.

Look for the Nike Air Presto Fly Just Do It to debut in the very near future. Stay tuned for a confirmed release date.

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The Womens Nike Air Force 1 Low Jester XX White Blue Is Coming Soon

Ladies who are fans of the Nike Air Force 1 Low Jester XX will be happy to hear that a new White and Blue iteration of the remixed Air Force 1 model is on the way.

The Nike Air Force 1 Low Jester XX White Blue is part of Nike?s ?Reimagined? Women?s Collection. This collection consisted of the Nike Air Force 1 and Air Jordan 1 models that were redesigned for women, by women. The version you see above comes dressed in a White leather upper offset by the Blue hits noted on the outsole outline, off-centered Swoosh branding, as well as the heel and Nike Air tag placed on the lower portion of the heel. Look for the women’s Nike Air Force 1 Low Jester XX White Blue to drop in the near future doe the retail price of $130.

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The New Balance 247v2 Debuts Next Week With The Tritium Pack

New Balance has taken the 247 silhouette and given it a twist with what they’re calling the New Balance 247v2. The revamped sneaker will be launching next week the Tritium Pack.

The updated silhouette nods to New Balance heritage while further representing the intersection between lifestyle and sport. The New Balance 247v2 design combines New Balance’s legendary craftsmanship, technology, and fit and offers the versatility necessary for modern style seekers and their on-the-go lifestyle.

The upper includes a single piece toebox, molded TPU eyerow and collar, and a sprung sock construction. The style offers a new midsole with exaggerated proportions and flared rear/midfoot area. Taking inspiration from the classic New Balance Rollbar technology, the 247v2 features a medial TPU stability post. The outsole is a new mix of current performance aesthetic, along with the original 247 DNA. The new tooling allows for color blocking options along the entire outer sole for defined pops of color.

The New Balance 247v2 will be available on NewBalance.com on June 30th for a retail price of $90 in 4 colorways for men and 3 colorways for women. Will you be picking up a pair to add to your Summer rotation?

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