Thursday, October 29, 2009

Nike Air Max LeBron VII “Red Carpet”

The Air Max LeBron VII continues to receive positive feedback for its appearance, comfort level, and colorways. Overall, the reviews for the Air Max LeBron VII have been outstanding. The official release for the white/red/black LeBron VII’s just passed this weekend on October 24th. We reported on the “Midnight Navy” colorway the other day, which is set to release November 25th.
Roll out the red carpet because today we have detailed images of one of the most anticipated colorways dubbed the “Red Carpet” Lebron VII. Unlike the other LeBron VII’s, the Red Carpet edition features a woven upper instead of flywire technology. The white/black/turquoise color-up is jaw dropping, and it’s going to be hard for anyone to deny the dopeness of this colorway. Is there anyone that has a problem with this colorway? We didn’t think so.
As far as a release date, we don’t know exactly when the Red Carpet LeBron VII is going to arrive at Nike retailers. Once we get confirmed details it will be posted, so stay tuned. We have TONS of detailed pictures available for your viewing pleasure after the jump, so enjoy!

Doernbecher Nike Air Force 1 Low – Detailed Images

Designed by young culinary enthusiast Bradley Bowlby, the Air Force 1 Low segment of this year’s Doernbecher Charity Collection is looking might tasty. Combining his love for the food and the outdoors, Bradley, a patient at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, incorporates his dog, elks, silverware, and dirtbikes into the model’s ‘camo’ mid-panel print. On top of some cool tongue and heel tab graphics, the model also features surgical stitching, yellow contrast lining, and a green-brown camo outsole. You can support the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital by grabbing a pair of Bradley’s shoes on November 14th, when the collection hits NikeTown.

Onitsuka Tiger Lawnship – Fall 2009

It was only a few days ago when we saw the Onitsuka Tiger Lawnship resurface into the modern world. Today, Size? gives us two more colorways for the Lawnship to give us even more choices for our feet. The Onitsuka Tiger Lawnship comes in brown/bronze/cream and grey/lime, both using tweed uppers consisting of suede lace trim and toe in their respective colorways. The Onitsuka Tiger logo is placed on the side panel amongst the tweed fabric, making this a really simple silhouette. The lime accents on the grey pair make an otherwise dull grey shoe stand out, and the clean mix of the brown pair with bronze and cream make this another candidate for everyday wear. Both are available now for about $90 overseas.

Reebok Pump 20 – Collaboration Collection

As you may already be aware, the Reebok Pump is celebrating a big birthday this year. The innovative Pump technology was first introduced in 1989 and not only made a big splash at the time, but left a legacy of fond memories in the minds of those who were around to appreciate the first go-around of Pump sneakers. To celebrate the Pump’s 20th birthday, Reebok will be teaming up with 20 different sneaker shops from all over the world, allowing each to bring their own vision of the Pump to life. We have already given you some sneak peeks at a couple of the upcoming collab editions of the OG Pump, but now we get a look at the entire list of contributors, as well as a video showing some of the Pump20 collaborators discussing their thoughts on the project. Keep reading for a full breakdown of all the shops that will be involved with the upcoming collection, and stay tuned on November 19th for the official unveiling of all 20 designs.

Air Jordan XI (11) Retro Space Jam – Unboxing Video and Photos

180g x Nike Sportswear Paris – Tonal Dye Pack

Paris is widely regarded as the fashion capital of the world, so as part of their opening at the ‘Librarie’, Nike Sportswear employed local dyemakers 180g to freshen up some of their lifestyle models. Tonal editions of the Flytop, Tennis Classic, and newcomer Nike Flash look quite sophisticated. Meanwhile, what looks to be a nylon Dunk High in bright turquoise compliments a range of electrically-hewn NSW garb and implies we’ll see a brighter side of this collection, possibly come spring. As for now, the more conservative joints will be dropping next Thursday, November 5th at 180g, with additional pairs to sell at NikeParis.

Air Jordan J Man – Slip-On For Boys – Black Elephant Print

You know how the Air Jordan 1 has been beefed up, strapped up and coloured in every shade of the rainbow? Expect that same treatment for little sneakerheads too with the Air Jordan J Man. It’s basically an elastic strapped AJ1 Low that slips on without the Phat tongue that we’ve grown accustomed to. This one goes with a simple white-on-black colourway that adds some spice in the form of tonal elephant print on the toebox, tongue and heel.

Converse Japan – November 2009 Releases

Converse Japan has began to roll out their November releases with some great winter themed prints and textures. There are fourteen pairs in total, most with some kind of seasonal accents. The most predominant shoe in the collection are the eight different Chuck Taylors that come in a variety of High, Mid, and Low tops. These Chuck Taylors come in a variety of uppers such as canvas and flannel and include old school lumberjack details and patterns found on classic winter sweaters. There are four pairs of Jack Purcells all with full canvas uppers, there are low and high-top styles available. They have four different color schemes: purple, yellow, white and grey. Last but not least are two pairs of One Stars available in two plaid colorways: green/red and black/grey.

Nike Air Max LeBron VII (7) Low – Detailed Images

With the season all of two games old, it’s only natural to see the lowtop version of LeBron James’ seventh signature sneakers. Wait, what? It’s too early to declare Cleveland’s season ‘over’ after a 0-2 stumble out the gate, but our increasingly in-depth coverage means it’s not too early to see the Nike Air Max LeBron VII (7) Low in two simple colourways. There’s the white and black pair with red accents we saw a sample of while back along with the must-use combo of white and metallic silver (plus a gum sole!). Take a look at detailed photos of both after the jump and stick with Sneaker News for updates on all LeBron James sneakers.

New Nike Air Max 90 iD Options Available Now

The Nike Air Max 90 iD options have been updated on [NIKEiD]. The biggest addition this time around is the cracked leather option, aka, the Hufquake print. The Hufquake print can be used on the mudguard and the overlay. The Nike Air Max 90 iD also features a ripstop option on the base. The color palette includes a mix of Fall/Winter darker tones with some bright color pops as well.

Air Jordan 1 High Premier – 2010 Preview

Jordan Brand has been going in pretty hard with Air Jordan 1 releases this season, and they don’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. There are two brand new colorways scheduled for release: An olive green with a full suede upper, perforated side panels and toe box with a white midsole and gum outsole. The other pair comes in a navy blue suede and leather combination with perforated side panels and toe box. There are also some Carolina blue accents for the Jumpman, as well as a Carolina blue outsole and sock liner.

Nike ACG – Air Max Chisulo Boot

Here we bring you the Nike Air Max Chisulo Boot just in time for the upcoming winter months. These boots clearly have gotten their design inspiration from retro Nike Trainers and Air Max models. The Chisulo boots have a suede upper, perforated leather heel detail, Safari print side panel and a speckled midsole. Although the most notable Features on these boots are the classic trainer strap and visible air unit. They come in a Dark Grey/Hyper Blue colorway and are available now through Finishline.

Nike Snowboarding – Zoom Force 1 + Zoom Kaiju @ 21 Mercer

Unless we’re talking about resort facilities, it’s pretty uncommon to see people rocking snowboard boots out in public. Nike Snowboarding might not necessarily be trying to change that, but with their latest drop, we might see some daring folks gripping the asphalt with these heavily-treaded lunar stompers. There are three Zoom Force 1s, ranging from simple black and white to blue and yellow tiedye or a pair in black and red that depicts all sorts of woodland creatures on the hindfoot. Last but not least is the Zoom Kaiju in black and blue with some serious Air Jordan flare. All of these are available at Nike Sportswear retailers including their NYC flagship.

Celebrity Feet: Wale in Copper Nike Foamposite

We knew we’d see this sooner or later and with Wale’s past record of heat on his feet, we are not surprised to see him with the Copper Nike Foamposite on. From our previous post on the Nike Air Foamposite One – Dirty Copper we know they are scheduled for a Spring 2010 release with them hitting stores as soon as late January 2010. But of course with Wale’s hook ups he had them on while performing at last nights Jay Z Blueprint 3 Tour stop in Baltimore.

Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke by Mike Capanni

Aside from the luxurious premium materials, one of the key benefits of Bespoke Nike Air Force 1s is the ability to arrange the colours any way you choose. We’ve seen a ton of both Elephant and Safari prints rolling out of the 21 Mercer St. flagship store, but this might be the craziest thing to leave Nike Sportswear yet. What we’re dealing with here is three distinct Safari prints: grey/grey, grey/yellow and grey/red. The yellow and red sections are buffered by the all grey part, all of which rides a neon yellow MX sole. Take a look at more shots after the jump, then head over to NSW and see if you can create something even crazier.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Nike SB Dunk High Bloody Gums

After leaking onto the Net a while back, the Bloody Gums Nike SB Dunk High is set to release as part of November's Nike SB releases. The Bloody Gums Nike SB Dunk High features a full suede upper done in Blue and Red. The Blue symbolizes toothpaste and the Red symbolized blood. The upper sits on a White midsole and a clear outsole that exposed a bloody gums graphic.

Nike Sportswear Air Pegasus 89 – Berlin Wall

2009 has been probably the greatest year so far for reappropriating cultural milestones into sneaker design. From Jackie Robinson breaking baseball’s colour barrier to the 40th anniversary of the lunar landing, Nike has practically put on their Cortezes and run back through an extended cut of Forrest Gump. But it’s actually the Nike Sportswear Air Pegasus 89 that will be released in commemoration of two decades hence the fall of a wall that symbolized a shift both in Eastern/Central Europe and the world abroad. This black lowtop with insane purple contrast stitching and a concrete-textured Swoosh are an interesting tribute to one of the world’s great sneaker loving cities. Stick with Sneaker News for updates on the Nike Air Pegasus 89 ‘Berlin’.

DC Admiral Sport For Hotel On Rivington

DC has teamed up with the Hotel on Rivington for the DC LIFE Admiral Sport Produced exclusively for the hotel staff. This is the fourth time DC has hooked up the staff with some fresh sneakers. These DC LIFE Admiral Sports have been customized with a laser etch of “HOTEL ON RIVINGTON” on the outsole as well as a red strap that signifies a key color in the Hotel On Rivington. The Admiral Sport is part of the Spring 2010 DC LIFE Collection and will be available beginning in January 2010 at select DC LIFE retailers and the DC Online Store.


From out of the green mist comes Nike's new Urban Haze Dunk Hi. This olive and brown swamp-thang features a lichen-stained swoosh and a muddy brown midsole with a smattering of green speckle. The tongue label reads 'East', aligning it with a slew of other East-pack releases we've seen from Nike this season. Look out for them come December.

Nike Air Flight ‘89 ‘Phenom’ Customs

Just a few days ago we took a look at the Air Force 1 Huarache ‘Hexachromes’, a pair of custom sneakers designed by Jon from JGoods. It has not even been a week since then and already Jon is presenting us with some pictures of another new custom. Talk about a guy who puts in the work.

For his latest pair of customs Jon was commissioned by Phenom, a boutique based in St Paul, MN, who just so happens to be the exclusive distributor of JGoods in Minnesota. The all-white Air Flight’89 now features an intricate Chinese cloud pattern on the upper with red accents and gold finish details. Each heel panel features a Phenom logo to acknowledge the support they have shown JGoods since the get-go. If you happen to live in the St Paul, Minnesota area you can stop by Phenom now to check out the sneakers as the shops current has them on display for all to see. Although i cant say they are my favorite pair of customs from Jon i cant defiantly respect the detail and time that went into these. Keep in mind that Jon hand paints everything and a intricate Chinese cloud pattern is not something easily hand painted.

Puma Halloween Pack

As kids prepare weeks in advance for Halloween footwear companies spend the time releasing Halloween themed sneakers which is sort of like a treat for us older “kids” who no longer go trick or treating. Lookin to get in on the fun is Puma with their very own Halloween Pack.

The Puma Halloween Pack features two models, the Basket Boo and the Mr. Bones. The Basket Boo, which happens to be my favorite of the two, features a white leather base accented with lime green and detailing of a ghost face on the heel. The same ghost face images appears under the translucent sole. The Mr. Bones on the other hands takes a completely different approach then the simpler Basket Boo. The upper on the Mr. Bones uses a variety of materials and colors in a design which is said to be inspired by a scarecrow. This shoe uses graphics displayed below the translucent outsole as well but unfortunately we dont have a clear shot showing it.

Nike Big Nike Low Spike Lee

Spike Lee seems to be on the receiving end of a whole lot of love from both Nike and Jordan these days. This new Nike Big Nike Low Spike Lee Pack will feature an upper that is made up of leather, with a graphite with a hint of green being used for a majority of the panels, while a patterned tan fills in the gaps.

Nike Bespoke Air Force 1 by GDP

This is the latest from the Bespoke line, this is the new Nike Bespoke Air Force 1 by GDP. This predominantly purple shoe is made up of canvas, suede, nubuck and 3M material, which all comes together to let us know that the Bespoke line can’t be forgotten about.

Don Torelli x Nike Tennis Classic Canarinho Collection

When you think about a Nike Tennis Classic, you may think of vintage or faded colors, but not here. This new Don Torelli x Nike Tennis Classic Canarinho Collection is to honor Brazilian soccer and was designed by Don Torelli with a bright orange design against a black background

Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke – Mayor Metallic Gold

Nike Air Force 1 specialist Mayor has just released his 9 month old baby: a Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke in metallic gold/burgundy. Strictly Fitteds did a “Well Worthy” special with Mayor for the match made in Heaven between his Bespokes and Concept store’s New Era fitted in a matching colorway. The Nike AF1 features a full metallic gold leather upper, with a burgundy nubuck swoosh to match the first ever used burgundy nubuck inner lining. Instead of a typical gumsole, the midsole was given the gum treatment, marking Mayor’s creativity. Of course, Mayor put his name on a gold lace plate to finish off the one of a kind shoe.

Diamond Supply Co. Brilliant High Sample

It’s been over a year since Nicky Diamonds gave us a leak of Diamond Supply Co.’s very own sneaker, dubbed the Brilliant High. Today, Mr. Diamonds tweeted a sample of the Diamond Supply Co. Brilliant High, in a classic bred and white colorway. The shoe, quotes Nicky, is “My interpretation of a Vans, Chuck Taylor & Gucci shoe all in one.” Yes, indeed, as the midsole features traits from the Converse Chuck, style like Gucci’s, and skateability like Vans. The diamond is stitched at the side, and the classic Diamond logo is found on the tongue tag. Let’s hope there’s more where this came from!

uniform experiment x Nike SFB Chukka – 10th Anniversary

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the SOPH. brand, Nike has teamed up with SOPH.’s sub-label uniform experiment to create the ue x Nike SFB Chukka 10th Anniversary. The Chukka Boot was originally designed for the U.S. Special Forces, with its all black Kevlar upper to withstand anything and everything. You probably won’t need the Kevlar upper, but it adds a nice touch of authenticity to the boot, making this all black shoe a nice buy. The uniform experiment logo is placed at the side heel, and the shoe comes with a matching black briefcase. Both are set to release November 2nd.

PF Flyers Center Hi – Holiday Collection

The PF Flyers Center Hi will be making its return to store shelves this upcoming Holiday season. Released in 1953, the canvas shoe was once a reliable favorite for ballplayers who tangoed on the parquet all along the eastern seaboard. Its playing days might be long behind it, but the Center was recently reintroduced with quilted uppers and textured mudguards, perfect combinations for your off the asphalt affairs. The PF Flyers Center Hi is available now at

Nigel Sylvester x Nike 6.0 – Chocolate Mavrk

BMX superstar Nigel Sylvester will be given his own version of the Nike 6.0 Mavrk Mid this month, through a colorway that has been appropriately dubbed ‘Chocolate, but for your feet’. This special Mavrk Mid model pulls out all the stops, featuring gold and black stingray leather Swooshes, alternating ostrich leather/croc skin toe boxes, purple quilted lining, and a translucent toe bumper, the epic detail work does wonders against the shoe’s relatively simple silhouette. The exclusive sneaker is set to drop next week at Dan’s Comp, but don’t expect pairs to be sitting on shelves for too long.

Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke – Tony Baker

21 Mercer constantly has great one-of-one sneakers thanks to their Nike Bespoke studio. Today, Tony Baker stopped by once again to test out the latest zebra material feature that just popped up in the studio. The Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke Zebra by Tony Baker is a real treat, with its full black and white zebra fur material upper. The black suede swoosh goes along nicely with the black leather lace panel, tongue tag, and back heel panel. The clear MX sole just kills it, making this a great shoe for us to look at. Big ups to longtime customer Tony!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Celebrity Feet: Lebron James – Nike x NITRO MICROPHONE UNDERGROUND Air Force 1 High Premium

When Jay-Z’s The Blueprint 3 Tour hit Cleveland, Ohio, some of Cleveland’s most notable residents showed up to the concert including the Cavaliers biggest offseason acquisition, both literally and figuretively, Shaquille O’Neal, as well as the King, Lebron James. N.E.R.D.’s Pharrell brought Lebron on stage during their set and while Pharrell might have ditched his Nike’s for some New Balance shoes, Lebron was spotted in a pair of the recently launched Nike x NITRO MICROPHONE UNDERGROUND Air Force 1 High Premium’s.

Nike SB Dunk Premium – Orange Un-Hemp

Nike SB has released a few pairs of Dunks that contain hemp material, almost all of which have had a strong following and are still sought-after. Now there will be another addition to the Hemp Dunk roster in the SB series. While most of the upper sporting a earthly orange color, the toebox, mid panel and heel tab features a natural hemp. The combination of material layout, along with the accented colors, may remind you of the Forbes Hunter Dunk Lows. Nonetheless, a clean design that’s a must-have for most of you SB-heads. Expect these to start popping up at SB retailers very soon.

Air Zoom Toki QS

Nike Air Max Abasi Safari – Dark Army – Black – Anthracite

These latest Nike ACG boots look so tough they should come with a half-joking warning dissuading wearers from kicking their rivals, lest they be accused of attempted murder. The Nike Air Max Abasi ACG is back in a brutally dark colourway that pits the tiger style of black and olive green’s crane style against one another. Just like the ancient kung fu schools, these different shades enhance one another and a splash of Safari print seals the deal.

Nike Lebron I to VII Comparison has just completed an in depth look at all of the Nike Lebron signature shoes in comparison to the newest Nike Air Max Lebron VII. While the Air Max Lebron VII has undergone the most significant of changes in Lebron’s signature line of shoes, from the designer, changing from Ken Link to Jason Petrie, all the way to how the shoe was constructed, the addition of Nike Flywire technology and a new Nike Basketball specific Air Max 360 bag, the Nike Air Max Lebron VII definitely stands out as one of the best Lebron sneakers to date.

Nike Shox Turbo O’ Nine Neon Sample

While many thought the Vunk was an April Fool’s Joke, Nike runners that draw heavily upon Air Max 95 design characteristics have continued to emerge. Hot on the heels of the Air Max 24/7 unveiling and its warm reception is the Nike Shox Turbo O’ Nine in an easily identifyable colourway. They feature the horizontal tiering that the AM95 made famous but takes its signature gradient from front to back rathe than top to bottom.

Nike Air Flightposite II LE – Black / Black – 2010 Sample

Last month, news broke that the Nike Air Flightposite II LE in Black would be brought back to retail shelves in Spring 2010. The shoe was originally created for Kevin Garnett, who at the time was still signed with Nike, but like the Air Garnett III that was brought back this year under the new name of Air Max III LE, the Nike Flightposite II LE has removed all connections to KG including his last name on the side of the shoe and “OBF” (Official Block Family) callout on the heeltag. Here is a closer look at the first colorway of the shoe in all Black, this is pair is a sample and only available in a size 9, but if you’re a fan of this shoe then you only have to wait a few more months before it’s released in Spring 2010.

adidas Superstar – Vulcanized – Espresso – Black – Orange

When you look back at the first emerging athletic footwear brands, many of these pioneering styles featured vulcanized midsoles. Chuck Taylors, Pro Keds, even when Vans broke out on the scene as the first skate brand – all vulcanized. Lately we’ve seen some classics get the vulcanized rubber treatment. adidas Originals is now hopping on the bandwagon, upgrading the profile of one of their most popular styles. This particular pair featuring a coffee vibe, rocking an espresso nubuck upper, black leather stripes and midsole, as well as orange accents. The colorway with the new sole definitely adds to the skate aura.

Nike Blazer High – Dark Obsidian – Varsity Red

Don’t even read this description and go ahead and buy these now. Not to sound like a shill, but this pair of Nike Blazer Highs is just such an obvious hit that it seems only natural. They go with that perfect-for-sneakers mix of black (in this case, actually a super-dark blue-black), red and white that suggest they’ll find plenty of fans in Chicagoland. A mix of lightly tumbled leather and smooth nubuck, both in black, form the base for those red and white accents.

WMNS Nike Dunk High 6.0 – Black/Midwest Gold

Nike 6.0 has been really goin’ hard with their new silhouettes, even offering a new Dunk option for the ladies. Laced with a black upper and vibrant yellow and hot pink accents, the color actually gets some texture with a wood grain effect. In addition, the stitching is done in contrasting colors as well, to really heat up this release. Get yours now at Extra Butter.

Nike Air Force 1 High ‘Reduce, Reuse, Play Dirty’ Customs

When it comes to sneaker customizers i have a lot of favorites in the game. Really to many to even begin to announce. What i will say though is Jester, owner of 3R Customs, is defiantly on that list of favorite customizers. His innovative designs and quality to attention are always superb which is why Jester has been featured on Sneaker Obsession numerous times with kicks such as the The Hundreds Nike Dunks, the Red Bombed Nike Blazers, the Chroma Nike Dunk Lows, and the infamous Back to the Future 2 Nike Dunks. Thats just to name a few too!

One of his latest designs is the Reduce, Reuse, Play Dirty Air Force 1 High. The design is an ode to one of Jesters favorite streetwear brands, and one of mine as well, Undefeated. The upper outer panels feature the “strikeout” camo and is constructed from recycled vinyl tote bags that the company uses to pack purchased product from their retail stores. A green Nike Swoosh slightly accents the grey/white/black upper. The inner panels are finished in komodo dragon skin which Jester had laying around from a previous pair of custom sneakers. A grey suede sockliner provides ultimate comfort. Jester says, “Inspiration comes from everyone and everywhere and one man’s bag may be another man’s treasure.”

Nike SB Dunk Mid Premium – November 2009

It’s been a while since we last saw a glimpse of Nike SB’s November Dunk release. Today, Caliroots gives us a detailed look at the Nike SB Dunk Mid Premium in the dark chocolate colorway. The Nike Dunk Mid features a full chocolate brown suede upper with brown nubuck panels and a dark midsole. The shoe definitely takes after a classic boot design, as the boot laces give it away. The outsole is donned in a sparkling opaque detail to add some flavor to the mix. The suede upper really gives this SB a boot-feel, making this a clean pair of shoes to do just about anything in. These are available now online for $133.

Nike Dunk High “Day of the Dead” HOH Release Renege

Last week we were really excited to report that this year’s edition of the Nike Dunk (High) “Day of the Dead” was going to release ON Halloween from out of stateside House of Hoops locations. Unfortunately for fans of this shoe, like myself, we have now received word of another Nike flip-flop: this Nike Dunk High “Day of the Dead” will not be made available at House of Hoops. If something changes again, we’ll obviously and most definitely relay that information to you. However, it seems like- at least for now- you’ll have to do a little more hunting than a big House of Hoops location to get your hands on these.

Reebok x Orchard Street Fuze 1.0

Reebok has been making some LOUD noise recently thanks to the re-release of both the Kamikaze and Talkin’ Krazy. Now the brand goes back to collaborating. This time, the brand’s partner-in-crime is street label Orchard Street; and, the result is the Fuze 1.0 pictured here in a light grey/violet colorway. Moreover, this pair of shoes sports shoelaces AND straps- two toward the end of the laces area and two on the heel. What do you guys think of this new shoe? Word on the street is that the Fuze 1.0 is a new Reebok model that Orchard Street is being priviliege to be the first to work on. You can anticipate a release in the next few weeks.

Nike Air Bakin Retro – Black / Red

We’ve all seen the Maryland House of Hoops exclusive colorway of the Nike Air Bakin, but apparently, the model has also returned in its popular Red/Black OG colorway. A surprise release to most of the sneaker world, the controversial model appears to stay true to its 1997 prototype, still as eye popping as ever with its contrast laces and metallic silver accents. You can grab a pair from ExtraButter today for $125.

Nike Blazer Hi Nylon – Black / White

If your on the whole “all black everything” kick this new pair of Nike Blazers is perfect to complete your look. The shoes appear to be a follow up to the Nike Blazer Low Nylon released last month which also sported a black/white colorway. The base of the upper and tongue is constructed from black nylon with black leather on the lace panels and strip above the all black mid-sole. Adding just a touch of an accent color is white leather on the Nike Swoosh and heel tab.