These two new versions are highlighted by the speckling and reflective detailing placed on the side panels/midsole of the shoe. The black pair has a monochromatic look to it, while the predominantly white version has some black accents to help add some contrast to the shoe. For those of you who don’t know, FlyEase version of the LeBron Soldier 9 was designed specifically for disabled athletes that have a difficult time fitting regular sneakers which is why Nike created the zipper enclosure system to provide and easy on-and-off wear. Set to drop in retailers soon, let us know what colorway you like best.
Check Out The Colorways That Make Up The Nike Free Trainer 3.0 V4 Premium Pack
Do we have any athletic people out there? If you’re looking for a new pair of sneakers for your active lifestyle, take a look at the Nike Free Trainer 3.0 V4 Premium Pack. Coming in three tonal colorways, you’ll be able to look stylish while you’re taking care of business at the gym, track, trail or field.
The Premium Pack comes decked out in a woven upper that features circular-knit technology that improves the responsiveness and stability of the shoe. A Phylite midsole provides lightweight cushioning and comfort, while the hexagonal flex grooves on the outsole give you that natural movement feel. Coming in either green, blue or all-black, pick up any pair today at select Nike retailers.
Theres Another Air Max Version Of Eric Kostons First Nike Shoe
Eric Koston‘s tenure at Nike SB has been a prolific one, as the skating world has been introduced to both Lunarlon and Air Max through his signature models. Now another visible air-wielding version of a Koston silhouette is here with the simple yet refined Nike SB Koston Max. The pair embodies revolution in the skating industry thanks to an Air Max 1 x Natural Motion outsole unit for extreme comfort and flexibility. The upper utilizes a breathable mesh base while Dynamic Flywire cables are fully exposed on the upper for extra lockdown support. This simple Black/Wolf Grey-White combination will kicks things off, with German retailer Asphalt Gold reporting a March 2016 arrival. Check out more photos of the latest Nike Skateboarding model below and we’ll keep you updated on a stateside release date in the near future.
Look out, there’s a new colorway of the Nike KD 8 headed our way. Unfortunately for the men this colorway will be exclusively for the grade school crowd.
This new colorway of the KD 8 features Wolf Grey all across the Flyweave upper with White detailing on the laces, midsole and inner liner. Next we see Metallic Silver on the 3M reflective Swooshes while a gum outsole finishes things off down below.
Take a look at these first images above and remember to look for them at select Nike retailers beginning on March 25th for a retail price of $135.
Very simple but very clean colorway of the KD 8. The Wolf Grey meshes well with the white detailing and the gum outsole gives the shoe a lifestyle look. I’m sure that many people would have loved to see these release in men’s sizes.
Sneakers In 4K: adidas Yeezy Boost 350 Pirate Black
Nike just released the Green Glow/Kyrie-Oke colorway of the Nike Kyrie 2 last week but other than that we haven’t seen much of Kyrie Irving’s 2nd signature shoe with the Swoosh lately.
Today we’re able to take a look at some new images of the Brotherhood colorway that is scheduled to release on March 12th. As you may already know, the Brotherhood colorway draws inspiration from Kyrie’s time at Duke as you can tell by the colors used on the shoe. Hyper Cobalt dominates most of the upper while Metallic Silver, Black and White work as accents.
Take a look at these new detailed images above and let us know if you plan on picking up a pair come March 12th.
The Kyrie 1 Brotherhood was one of my favorite colorways of the Kyrie 1 andNike has done another great job with the Kyrie 2. I like how this time around the decided to use royal blue on the majority of the upper with black working as the accent color. Clean colorway.
Pure Platinum Yeezy and Wu-Tang Clan Foamposites Are On The Way
Nike originally created the Nike Air Moc as an ACG silhouette but has now brought the silhouette back as a lifestyle sneaker.
The shoe made its return recently with the purple pair that featured a fleece upper that has also landed on other Nike Sportswear silhouettes such as the Nike Roshe Run, Air Huarache and Presto. Nike has decided to give the Air Moc a lifestyle appeal by dressing it up with a fleece upper in this new heather grey colorway. Hits of contrast land on the white sole unit, black branding and tongue tab and the red on the toggle on the heel.
It seems like Nike plans on taking the Nike Air Presto to new horizons in 2016 as they’ll be decorating the sock-like silhouette in different print and graphics.
We’ve already seen a purple tropical pair as well as a desert digi-camo colorway, and now we can add yet another graphic pair with this new pixelated option. The majority of the sock upper of this Air Presto is done in white with black pixelated squares serving as the graphic of choice on this pair. Additional black detailing has been added on the outsole, laces, and Nike branding. Finishing things off are Green Glow accents on the side panels and toe and a speckled midsole.
We’re still awaiting a US release date for this pair of Prestos so keep it locked to Kicks On Fire for updates.
Today we get first look at an all-new colorway that sports a White upper with Metallic Silver detailing on the inner liner, heel and tongue tab, as well as the Nike and LeBron branding throughout the shoe. Finishing things off is an icy blue translucent outsole that complements the clean look of the upper.
There is no confirmed release date just yet but rumors indicate that we can expect a late March/early April release with a retail price of $175.
So far I like what I’ve seen from the LeBron 13 Low. This white/metallic silver colorway and the previous red/black pair are both clean and have a lifestyle look that would make them much easier to wear than the mid LeBron 13.
Pure Platinum Yeezy and Wu-Tang Clan Foamposites Are On The Way
Nike Completes The Yeezy Trio With The Foamposite Pro
We knew Nike was going to milk as much as they could out of those groundbreaking Yeezy 2 colorways from 2012 and 2014. Nike first released the “Solar Red” version of the Foamposites a couple of years ago and the shoes quickly became one of the top Retro releases of the year. The all-red pair met equal fanfare, so the accepted trend is that the upcoming “Pure Platinum” version will be sought after as well once the shoes officially hit stores on 3/12/16. We know you can’t help but complete the set, right? Get all three Yeezy Foamposite colorways including the upcoming “Pure Platinum” pair right now directly from Stadium Goods.
LeBron James debuted the LeBron 13 Low on-feet during the All-Star Weekend in a black/red colorway – a traditional color-combo that has been a staple of LeBrons for years. Today, we get a look at a white/silver version, and it is here that we get to examine the shoe a bit closer. Based on these newly surfaced photos, Max Air is back on the heel, while a boot-like structure provides a snug fit – although those who find the LeBron 12 and the current 13 model to be a bit too roomy might not enjoy the fit on the LeBron 13 Low. The silhouette itself is likely to debut later this month and could be part of the Easter Pack, but you’ll find this white/silver pair in April. Check out a closer shot below.
Nike Air Foamposite One Fruity Pebbles Complete Release Info
The folks over at Post Cereals have to be happy that Nike Basketball continues to show their morning treat some unofficial love. It all started with LeBron’s PE over a decade ago, and then the multi-colored cereal print landed on the LeBron 12 GS and in slightly different way on the Nike Lil Posite last year. With the success of the print for kids and ladies alike, this weekend we’ll see the graphic return once again atop a GS-exclusive Nike Air Foamposite One, but with a matte blank upper finish. Will you be grabbing a pair this weekend? Check out more photos below and look for your size right now on eBay.
Preview Two More Nike LeBron 9 Soldier Flyease Releases
Last summer Nike Basketball and LeBron James presented a special edition of the Soldier 8 with a modified zippered enclosure system designed to allow easier access in and out of the shoe for the disabled. The Flyease tech is now back again on the next edition of the Soldier series, seen just yesterday on two new colorways of the Soldier 9, and today comes a look at two more. This time the LeBron Soldier 9 Flyease opts for two basic black and white options, each with speckled and reflective detailing. Expect both colorways to hit select Nike Basketball retailers soon.
Buy, Pass, Wait: Air Jordan 12 The Master, Wood Wood x adidas Ultra Boost, Nike Kobe 11 Eulogy
Welcome back to another edition of Buy, Pass, Wait, where the Kicks On Fire staff takes a look at the weekend’s (including today’s) big releases and let the audience know if we think it’s worth a purchase, a pass or maybe a buy at a later time when the price drops. This weekend will give us our first Air Jordan 12 retro of the year, an adidas Ultra Boost that is finally making its way stateside, a Nike Kobe 11 that says goodbye in a kinda weird way and much more.
Juan Martinez, Editor-In-Chief: (GOT ‘EM) Second favorite Air Jordan model in an almost murdered out colorway. You can’t get away with making those nursing shoe jokes with these I’ll tell you that much and also, the packaging theme of taking it back to 1997 was a nice touch. Just make them true to size though, geez…
Andres Carrillo, News: (PASS) As nice as this Air Jordan 12 is I already have my sights set on the French Blue and Flu Game colorways releasing later this year so I’m gonna have to make the tough decision to pass on these.
Juan Carrillo, News: (BUY) Surprisingly, I like the tonal look on the shoe. The allblack with a little bit of gold looks really clean on the 12s. I don’t own any 12s, but I’d be willing to change that once these drop.
Renz Ofiaza, News: (BUY) In general, I’m a big fan of the silhouette. In this colorway, the versatility is a given and definitely appealing to the masses.
EIC Juan: (PASS) With all of the colorful Ultra Boosts that are starting to show themselves lately, this seems bland in comparison. Also, I already have a two pairs of “basic” Ultra Boosts so I’m just waiting for the right multicolor pair to cop at the moment.
Andres: (PASS) I like how adidas continues to think outside the box with the Ultra Boost. The women’s pair is the more interesting of the two thanks to the removal of the “cage” and addition of a midfoot strap. Unfortunately neither pair really grasps my attention.
News Juan: (PASS) It’s a nice collaboration, but it’s nothing I’d jump over hoops for. Honestly, I’d be fine with picking up a regular all-black pair instead of these. I feel like this collaboration offers nothing out of the ordinary.
Renz: (BUY) Both pairs have their own positives but I’m more inclined to the men’s version obviously. Just the simplicity of the “caged” system and the timeless colorway is a winner.
EIC Juan: (BUY) One of my all-time favorite Kobes is the Nike Kobe 8 Purple Platinum and this is a close approximation of that on the Kobe 11. The 8:24 on the heel is a great aesthetic choice although I can’t deal with the really morbid nickname Nike chose for these. Great kicks, terrible nickname.
Andres: (BUY) If you’ve been a Kobe Bryant since his early Lakers days with Shaq when they won the threepeat, then this is the colorway of the Kobe 11 that YOU NEED to buy. It celebrates the amazing 20 year career of the Black Mamba and everything that he’s done while wearing the purple and gold.
News Juan: (PASS) This colorway is too closely connected to the Lakers team colors. While I do have respect for Kobe, I would not go to the extent of buying a pair of his shoes in his team’s colorway. I’d much rather wait for a more neutral colorway.
Renz: (WAIT) I’ve shared before that I admire the silhouette’s design. The dominant purple finish isn’t my cup of tea, but the significance of the pair is suitably for die-hard Kobe fans.
EIC Juan: (BUY) I’ll never own the original Air Max 1 Safari so this is not a bad alternative. Now whether or not Nike should have even put this together? See below for my thoughts on that…
Andres: (PASS) While this is one of the nicest Air Max 1 collaborations ever, I think Nike made a mistake by not re-releasing the original. They tinkered a bit with this 2016 version and changed some materials and even colors. Don’t get me wrong though, they’re probably still gonna sell out almost instantly.
News Juan: (BUY) I wasn’t into sneakers as much as I am today when the OG Atmos x Nike Air Max 1 originally release. To have something similar to the original release is alright with me. If I get the chance to pick up a pair, I definitely would.
Renz: (PASS) Back when it originally released in 2003, it was pretty hot, but thirteen years later, I’m kind of over that Safari print detail. It’s still a solid drop even though it’s slightly different but nonetheless, fans should be excited. I might consider purchasing if the price drops.
Should Nike Bring Back Classics Like The Atmos x Air Max 1 In “Remixed” Form Or Like The Original?
EIC Juan: I’m all for retros of classic Air Max and Nike SB Dunks from the past. I’m not a fan of penalizing those who had misfortune of being born later missing out on kicks like these. However, these kicks strike a different chord than OG Air Jordans in that their quirkiness should remain just that; so the original designs need to stay in the past and remixes need to be different enough so that those who had them when they first came out can rest easy knowing what they have is still the “best” or at least “first”. Meanwhile, Nike needs to also concentrate on making today’s kicks the new classics so that this generation has something to brag about too.
Andres: Adding to what I already said, I think Nike should have left this Atmos x Nike Air Max 1 untouched and should have released it in its original form. I’m not sure what the thought process was behind “remixing” a classic shoe that lots of people have been waiting a long time to get their hands on.
News Juan: I think Nike should bring back the original classics. Many of us struck out when the shoe originally released or weren’t even into sneaker when they released. It’d be nice to have another chance to pick up a classic retro. They do it with Jordans all the time, and you know how well that’s been going, sort of.
Renz: Yeah, more for the original form. It’s nice to see old pairs being revived after a decade or more in the vault. I’m not into Nike SB Dunks as much as I was years ago, but I’m still waiting for a retro of the Sea Crystals. Already 12 years.
The UNDFTD x Nike Dunk Lux and SPoT x Nike SB Dunk Will Fill Your Dunk Quota (Video)
In what can only be described as a Dunk-ified version of our daily video news segments, we’re talking today about two high profile Nike Dunks that are already available in different parts of the world with one still awaiting a proper US release. First we’ve got UNDFTD with their latest Nike collab that takes the Dunk Lux High and adds some UNDFTD branding love while SPoT goes all-out with a pirate theme for their Nike SB Dunk High. Remember the good old days of Kicks On Fire’s weekly SBology Thursday segments? Take a wild guess who wrote the script for this episode.
Here’s what Young had to say about his decision to walk away from Nike (and other brands) and choose adidas.
?Nike is really only three people. Kobe, Durant and LeBron,? he explained. ?I like the concept of how adidas adds everybody in their shoe commercial. The way adidas is going and the waves they?ve got, I was getting on board.?
We can’t help but assume that Kanye West played a big part of Young’s decision to join adidas and according to him he was influenced by Yeezy.
?That helped adidas out a trillion times,? Young laughed. ?And of course I asked for the whole Kanye collection. Bring me everything.?
Do you think that Nick Young made the right decision to leave Nike and join adidas? I mean it’s not like he’s ever gonna get a signature shoe with adidas either, right? What would you have done?