Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Nike Trainer 1.2 Mid

Continually innovating classics, Nike introduces a beefed up version of its timeless Trainer 1. The Trainer 1.2 Mid boasts all the features one would expect from a modern day cross-trainer, including air cushioning, free outsoles, and Flywire support paneling. The familiar chlorophyll color scheme also adds a certain nostalgic touch. These are now available through select Nike accounts, including atmos, although a stateside release can surely be expected soon.

Air Jordan 1 Wolf Grey/Spice

Jordan Brand unveils an upcoming colorway in the almighty Air Jordan 1 silhouette. Fall 2010 welcomes this wolf grey/spice/white rendition which takes on a leather upper complimented by grey paneling and white midsoles. Look for these to hit Jordan accounts in the coming months.

Nike Air Max 95 OG “Lime”

End is taking pre-orders on a lime AM95 colorway. “Nike’s Air Max 95 needs no introduction, 15 years on from its introduction the famous runner is still as popular as ever – as long as the colourway is right, and in this case, it definitely is!” Shipping June 20, 2010.

Nike Air Trainer SC Summer 2010

Made popular by Bo Jackson in 1989, the Nike Air Trainer SC returns for Summer 2010 in a new colorway. Leather, perforated leather and nylon suede are featured on the upper in a nice white/black/red colorway. The sneaker is now available from Proper.


Monday, May 24, 2010

Nike Wmns Air Max 24-7 “Violet Pop”

Our female readers have probably noticed the news regrading the newly released Air Max 24-7, and have probably been thinking, “They never show us love.” Well, this news is just for you, ladies. Nike hit the fellas off with several colorways of the Air Max 24-7, but this violet pop/black/dark grey colorway is exclusively for women.That’s right, these bad boys just arrived at Wish, and they should hit your local shops soon.

Nike SB June 2010 Releases

In what’s proving to be one of the more well-rounded collections in recent months, we bring you a look into the Nike SB June 2010 Releases. Next month’s collection features a Dunk Hi in Black/Black-Solar Orange, an SB Blazer CS designed by Brian Anderson in Black/Orange Blaze, a Classic Hi in Varsity Royal/Voltage Yellow, a P.Rod 2.5 in Burgundy/University Blue and finally the Eric Koston two-pack featuring a Dunk Low in Blue Ribbon/Metallic Gold-Varsity Red and a Dunk Hi in Gold/Varsity Red-White.

All 6 of the Nike SB June 2010 Releases are available through UK retailer Flatspot and should be available stateside within the coming days. Follow the jump for a closer look at the entire month’s collection.

Nike 1/2 Cent “Cranberry”

In March catalog images of two upcoming Nike 1/2 Cent’s started surfacing on the web. It was reviled that there would be an Eggplant version and a Cranberry version, both of which were stated to be releasing sometime around the holiday season.

As it turns out the sneakers are already in development and have started to land in the hands of those who have the connections most of us can only dream about. Recently DJ Clark Kent exposed the world to the Nike 1/2 Cent “Cranberry” that he’s lucky enough to have in his possession. While it’s believed no other colorway can ever match the love people have for the Royal Blue 1/2 Cents, the Cranberry’s have stirred up quite the discussion of forums, with many people calling them the second best. Will that same comment hold up though when images of an official Nike 1/2 Cent “Eggplant” surface?

WMNS Nike Air Force 1 – White/Rose-Marina Blue-Ultra Lime

Using a white premium leather base, this WMNS Air Force 1 Low draws attention to itself with plenty of Spring-like hues worked in as accenting coloring. A cheerful rose pink appears on a patent leather Swoosh and heel panel, as well as on the mesh inner lining. Accents of Marina Blue, a reacquiring color in many of Nike’s recent releases, appears on the tongue tag, heel spine and lace locks, while the shoelaces add in a splash of ultra lime. The way the upper sit right there would probably be good enough for most of the ladies, but Nike took things one step further which will for sure be the determining factor on whether or not you decide to buy a pair. Beneath an icey clear, translucent sole unit, Nike embedded multiple retro, circle art graphics using all four of the colors featured throughout the upper. Such a loud design may prove to be a little to much for some people, while others out there may be running to their local retailers to snag themselves a pair.

Nike Gladiateur Mid

This cutting edge design by Nancy Wu literally as left the new Nike Gladiateur Mid with edges cut out of the shoe. The women’s silhouette makes perfect sense tho in terms of comfort and style for those who love their sandals as much as their sneakers.

The Gladiator themed laceup comes in two colors including violet or chocolate brown with a great elastic foot stay near the toes. The sole looks to be the apex of comfort and this best of both worlds mashup bears the swoosh and Nike heel tab to let you know its not your average sandal. Via Shelta.

Katsuya Terada x Nike SB Dunk Low | Sample on eBay

We examine plenty of samples here on Sneaker News, but here’s one about as far out of left field as you can get. This Nike SB Dunk Low sample from 2003 was designed by Japanese illustrator Katsuya Terada for the 2003/04 Nike White Dunk Expo, but as you can see, they’re far from all-white. With their patent leather uppers and orange embroidery details, these are something of a retrospective foreshadow to the ‘Hawaii’ SB Dunk Lows from ‘06, but come off more like the ‘Un-’ version. Hypothetical history aside, only 12 pairs were ever made and one of them has just popped up in US mens size 11.5 from croatianstyle on eBay.

Air Jordan Flight SC 1 – Oreo

The initial response to the Air Jordan Flight SC-1 was, well, not very good. Many praised the classic white/red/black colorway but the design, inspired by the Air Jordan II, Air Jordan III, Nike Air Flight ‘89, and other notable models, didn’t sit well with our readers. The extra-high ankle and pronounced tongue made it all too similar to the Air Jordan Flight 45 High. Check out this new “Oreo” colorway of the Flight SC-1, featuring a perfect mix of cookies and cream much like the Air Jordan VI that dropped not long ago. If you’re a sucker for speckled midsoles, this colorway might be up your alley. Continue reading for a detailed view and let us know what you think.

Air Jordan 1 Phat Low – Derek Jeter PE | Saturday @ House of Hoops

Back in April at the beginning of the 2010 Major League Baseball season, we got a look at two Air Jordan 1 PEs for Jordan Brand’s two New York Yankees. C.C. Sabathia’s AJ1 Alpha Outdoor released that same month, but what about Derek Jeter’s Air Jordan 1 Phat Low PE? These off-white canvas AJ1 Phats come together with navy blue contrast stitching and feature metallic laces that remind you the Pinstripers are the gold standard of MLB. In advance of a long, baseball-filled summer, these joints will hit the Foot Locker House of Hoops specialty locations this Saturday, May 29th.

Air Jordan IX (9) Retro Premio Bin 23 | New Detailed Images

This week is all about the Air Jordan IX; just yesterday, we got an amazing sneak peek and first look at a limited, never-before-seen Air Jordan IX and this Saturday, the “Powder Blue” Air Jordan IX will release. However these new images of the Air Jordan IX Premio of the Jordan Brand BIN23 Collection should garner some of your attention; check out this extensive look at the second installment of Jordan Brand’s premium collection and any doubts you might’ve had will quickly be erased. The golden upper is combined perfectly with white, and the red stamp can be seen on the upper ankle of the left shoe – all packaged in a shoe bag and luxurious shoe trees. It’s going to be quite tough to get a pair, considering just 1,331 will be in circulation, so don’t hesitate if you luckily come across these at your local shop. In fact, erase any of the potential let-down by getting your pair right now on eBay.

Nike Dunk High – Blue – White – Grey | July 2010

Here’s another new Nike Dunk High for the fall season that rocks a geometrical pattern on its ankle area. On this tonal blue pair, it’s easier than the similar grey joints to see that the patterning is almost a series of interlocking Stars of David, with the contrast between suede and leather sections also more apparent. These Dunk Highs have quite the LA Dodgers feel about them, thanks to white and grey contrasts, and what better represents the passage from summer to fall than our nation’s pastime?

Nike WMNS Big Nike Low – Changing Faces | Available

This latest colorway of the Big Nike Low for women’s features an Air Jordan VII-esque graphic on the upper; overlapping triangles in a jumble of tones might remind you of that unmistakable tongue graphic the Jordan’s seventh but is also very similar to the Nike WMNS Blazer Changing Faces that we previewed last week. The Big Nike High and Low has been subject to a ton of color-ups and graphics, like the wacky Big Nike High Flintstones Pack or even that vengeful colorway inspired by one of Kobe Bryant’s favorite movies.

Air Jordan IX (9) Retro – White – University Blue – Patent Leather

Previewed earlier today, here are some detailed pictures of the “Un-Powder” Air Jordan IX (9) Retro’s that are tentatively set for a release later this year. Rumored to be limited to 4,000 pairs worldwide this Air Jordan IX features a similar colorway as the Air Jordan IX “Powder Blue” Retro’s however this colorway features White patent leather wrapped around the shoe and a University Blue (Carolina Blue) suede upper. On the heel of the shoe is a heart-shaped basketball logo which we are trying to find more information on. No set release date has been announced and details are still scarce at the moment however stay tuned to Sneaker News for more updates.

Nike Ruckus Mid SL – Upcoming Colorways

The Nike Ruckus Mid is part lifestyle, part skater. The Ruckus has been out for some time but these two new colorways releasing in the coming months should rouse the crowd looking for a new pair of kicks to rock. Featuring a vulcanized sole, synthetic perforated leather upper, and ankle cuff, the Nike Ruckus Mid combined lifestyle with skater to a tee with a silhouette similar to the Nike 6.0 Mavrk Mid. Check out these new colorways after the jump and expect these to drop soon.

Nike MS78 – Fall 2010 Preview

The Nike MS78 is a faux-retro runner that’s been largely under the radar since its debut. Blame it on looking too much like the Air Pegasus or just a lack of marketing, but either way, Nike Sportswear looks to push the MS78 a little harder for the upcoming Fall 2010 season. Two colorways are set to drop in either July or August, and both are about as excellent as they could be, for each respective palette. There’s a black pair with white and red accents that looks dope atop a gum outsole, while a grey pair has touches of white and black, plus a bright red midsole that might turn out to be Infrared.

Nike Sportswear + Air Jordan – Fall/Winter 2010 Preview

The school year is almost over so here’s a look at some upcoming Nike Sportswear and Air Jordan releases that should hit us come back-to-school season, one of the few times during the calendar year when you can shed any guilt about splurging on kicks. Two more colorways of the Nike All Court Low in a canvas upper makes its way back to us, as does the Nike Zoom Toki. If the lifestyle motif isn’t your thing, you can also expect a white/black/green colorway of the original Nike Air Mariah along with another great colorway on the classic Air Max 90. If hiking’s on your mind, check out the suede-uppered Nike ACG Air Magma with a beige upper, or this outdoorsy colorway of the Air Jordan 1 High. Fall/Winter 2010 should be another great span of sweet releases, so expect these previewed pairs to drop at select Nike and Jordan retailers like Rice & Beans. via EuKicks.

Nike June 2010 Releases @ Extra Butter

It’s almost Memorial Day, which means summer is right around the corner, so you’ve gotta get some fresh new looks for beach parties, picnics and all the rest of the warm weather fun. Nike has you covered with a few different looks from the Sportswear division and the one pictured above from their action sports sub-label. The Nike 6.0 Mavrk Low looks pretty slick in a white/grey/mean green colorway that’s similar to one of the recent P-Rod III drops, plus the $60 pricetag is pretty well unbeatable. Next up is a new all-white Pepper Low with a textured leather that’s somewhat epi-like, but with a woven texture. This set is rounded out by the venerable Nike Dunk, appearing in black/grey/green with the Zoom Air cushioning common to all Premium Dunks, plus both a High and Low in the canvas & gingham combo that we’ve seen several times.

Nike Dunk High – Grey – Orange – White – July 2010

The Nike Dunk is a marvel of versatility. Thanks to releases from both Nike Sportswear and Nike SB, it’s the single most frequently seen model here on Sneaker News and new colorways like the one pictured above prove that there’s no stopping this classic basketball silhouette from attaining thousands more releases. This new Nike Dunk High has you set for the fall fashion season with grey suede atop tonal leather to give a subtle base for orange hits to blossom. They’re a nice ode to turning leaves, while the ankle adds an interesting geometrical pattern to give this pair a unique look and opens the possibility to a ‘pack’ of sorts. These should hit NSW retailers in early July and you can pre-order yours today from footwear_depot on eBay.

Nike Air Force 1 High – White – Sport Red – Gum | July 2010

It’s hard to imagine a better colorway for summer shoes than white and gum. An all time classic, it only seems right to put this duo on a design that’s infamous for its ‘coke whites’, the Nike Air Force 1. This new AF1 High is both classically styled and a standout, with red embroidery on the tongue tags and heel tabs that set these apart from the rest of the white kicks crowd. These are part of Nike Sportswear’s Fall 2010 collection and with an expected drop date in early July, you can pre-order them today from footwear_depot on eBay.

Air Jordan RPM – White – Black – Varsity Red

It’s no secret that Michael Jordan loves speed, but the Air Jordan RPM is still something of a mystery. You’d think from its name that this would be Jordan Brand’s latest lifestyle sneaker, a driving shoe-inspired look that inevitably has its fair share of Jumpman insignias. To the contrary, this shoe more strongly resembles the Jordan 1 Fund than your favorite pair of Tod’s, so the best descriptor might be “athletic-inspired lifestyle sneaker“. The pair pictured above goes with a simple Chicago ‘home’ colorup, adding a little pop thanks to patent leather tongues. Take a look at these new Jordan RPMs after the jump and stick with Sneaker News for updates on their release.

Nike Air Max LeBron VII – King James Shooting Stars Classic PE

This year’s Cleveland’s Got Sole event was highlighted by some massive and very thorough LeBron James sneaker collections, not the least of which was this special makeup of the Nike Air Max LeBron VII. Pictured above is the King James Shooting Stars Classic PE that goes with the same palette from last year’s Zoom LeBron VI PE, albeit with a totally different result thanks to radically different colorblocking. Last year’s joints were mostly red, whereas these take a calmer approach and add bright red accents to a black/white design. It’s unlikely these will release to retail (last year’s didn’t), so check out a bunch of photos and video after the jump and stick with Sneaker News for updates.

Air Jordan Force Fusion VIII – ‘Playoffs’ | Release Reminder

The last Air Jordan Force Fusion VIII we showed you caused quite a stir; then again, all Air Jordan Force Fusions seem to bring out the best (or worst) of our readers, but the new design and wacky colorway was enough to incite a ton of reader response. Releasing tomorrow alongside the Air Jordan II QF is the ‘Playoff’ colorway of the Air Jordan Force Fusion VIII that features the original design of the AJF VIII and the classic colorway chronicled in Jordan folklore. These will be available at Jordan retailers but are also available from steptorun on eBay.

Nike Hyperfuse – White – Black

The Nike Hyperfuse is perhaps the lightest and most breathable shoe of the Nike Basketball Summer 2010 line-up, and it’s already been chosen as the weapon of choice by Rajon Rondo, who’s riding the Hyperfuse throughout his team’s NBA Championship race. Check out this simple white/black colorway that fits well with the bare-boned construction of the Nike Hyperfuse; we’ve seen some outrageous colorways of this upcoming shoe, some featuring a tie-dye-esque graphic on the ankle collar, but this simple black-and-white color-up spurns any sort of visual stimulation and goes for a simpler approach. Expect the Nike Hyperfuse to drop in the coming months so continue reading for a better look at this new colorway.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Nike “Write the Future” Campaign and Nike Mercurial Vapor SuperFly II Availability

With the World Cup sitting just around the corner, Nike has released the full length video to promote their “Write The Future Campaign”. The campaign is centered around the world’s most popular sport, football (or soccer to you Americans), and how winning or losing can have an impact on the lives of your countrymen.

Greedy Genius “Brutus”

If you recall, back in February we posted some exclusive images of a few new styles produced by Greedy Genius. In fact, the photos were so exclusive that top brass at Greedy Genius started questioning us, wanting to know where exactly we managed to get our hands on the photos. Photos which at the time had yet to be released outside the Greedy camp. At their request we removed the photos and awaited for their approval to unveil them to the masses.

Thankfully, we’ve been given the green light to follow up on one of the very models previewed back then, the Greedy Genius “Brutus”. Looking to expand their range of footwear, Greedy Genius produced the Brutus as a new hiking boot geared for the mountaineers who like to spend a little time surrounded by mother nature. Shown here in two color options, the Brutus uses nothing but the finest in premium materials. One version is seen consisting of a Black/Red color scheme with textured leather and caviar leather throughout the upper, while the other carries a Olive/Brown colorup with the same leather base joined with waxed coated canvas.

At this time there’s no official release date for the Greedy Genius “Brutus”, but we do know they’re part of the brands Spring/Summer 2010 Collection so it shouldn’t be to much longer before they begin to hit distributors.

Air Jordan VIII (8) – Chris Paul PE – Hornets Away

Since his start as an official Jordan Brand employee, Chris Paul was fortunate enough to have three of his own signature shoes released, the most recent being the Air Jordan CP3.III. During that span, CP3 was also the recipient of some sick Player Exclusives of Air JordanS; Last year Sneaker News gave you a look at the Air Jordan II and Air Jordan V Chris Paul PE. Check out this deadstock pair of the Air Jordan VIII with a colorway also made for the Hornets point guard; an all black nubuck upper is matched with the Hornets teal blue and marigold trim on the midsole and branding. These were made for Chris Paul during the 2008-09 season but he chose to keep them on ice. If you’re a hardcore PE collector, test your auction skills by bidding on this pair from ifloyd8 on eBay.

New Air Jordan II (2) T-Shirt + More From Vandal-A

So far in 2010, Jordan Brand has brought us a non-stop flow of Retro releases and Vandal-A has been right there, putting in some serious overtime to keep up. We’ve recently seen fresh new Vandal-A shirts to coincide with some high profile JB releases like the AJKO’s and Oreo VI’s, and with the OG colorway of the Air Jordan II set to hit stores this weekend, it’s only fitting that the classic shoe gets its very own matching tee as well. Inspired by MJ’s Air Jordan II-propelled 1987 Slam Dunk Contest victory, the new shirt sports a black and white image of Michael soaring through the air with the background cleverly cut away to create the shape of the number 2.

In addition to the Air Jordan II shirt, Vandal-A has also just released their own take on the iconic N.W.A. logo, substituting the letter “N” with the one from the Nike font and a backwards “NIKE4LIFE” graphic below it. Also available is a metallic foil printed Copper edition of the Foamposite beetle design that we have previously seen for the Eggplants, so if you still haven’t found the right match for your Coppers, look no further. Keep reading to check out the tees and if you like what you see, all three are available at Vandal-A, with the Jordan 2 shirt also in stock at Packer Shoes.

New Balance 576 – Pub Pack

It’s only fitting that Flimby, UK-based New Balance be the company to release a collection of kicks representing the well-known pubs of England. Check out this trio of the New Balance 576 constructed in navy, burgundy, and burnt orange premium leather. Each pair features a special lining synonymous with the famous watering holes of the UK – striped, terrycloth, and paisley – and a special tongue tag commemorating each establishment. Each pair will be accompanied by the New Balance bar towel and a 576 coaster for your room-temperature ale.

Size? 10th Anniversary x Nike Air Mariah – ACG Pack | Available

We saw several Nike ACG releases over the past year-plus featuring the grid pattern made famous by the Nike Air Mariah, but what about switching the inspiration vector? Here’s the new Size? x Nike Air Mariah ACG, a blacklit scoop of rainbow sherbet that cross-pollinates two quintessentially early ’90s looks. You’ve even got a cookie crumble in the form of a speckled forefoot midsole, how could it get any more delicious?! Reportedly limited to only 240 pairs, you can scoop yours up today exclusively from their designer, British sneaker e-tailer Size? or get them now on eBay.

Ronnie Fieg x Asics Gel Lyte III Super Red – Release Info

David Z’s Ronnie Fieg is no stranger to Asics. Now a few projects deep into a history with collabs with the running company, Fieg and Asics are ready to drop another release. We’ve already seen teasers and a risque preview with Tanaya Henry, but here’s a better look emphasizing the shoe itself. Like the previous releases, Fieg concentrates on material and clean color blocking. As promised we have release info confirming that the Super Red’s will drop this Friday, May 21st, at as well as its flagship SoHo shop. Limited to only 252, the shoes retail at $90 and will include an exclusive tshirt inspired by the shoe’s design.

Air Jordan CP3.III – Black – White – Orion Blue

Mike Bibby was the only guy in this year’s NBA Playoffs wearing the Air Jordan CP3.III, but don’t make the mistake of counting out Chris Paul. The New Orleans Hornets 1 is still at the top of the league when it comes to running the point and new colorways of the CP3.III are sure to find plenty of fans in Nawlins and abroad. This new pair comes in a summertime-perfect white, black and bright blue mix, with just a hint of golden yellow on the soles. It remains to be seen if this is the last colorway from Paul’s third Jordan Brand signature or what his fourth will look like, but slated for a May 2010 release, you’ll find these at your local JB retailer soon, if not right now.

Nike Air Max Light – World Cup 2010 – South Korea

Soccer is the most popular sport in Korea, and their surge for the trophy during the 2002 World Cup tournament thrust the peninsulary country into the world stage with the never-say-die “Be The Reds!” chant and improbable Final-Four run. In 2006, the World Cup x Nike Air Force 1 Low Pack released – one in a Korean colorway; Korea is included once again in this commemorative pack of Nike Air Max Light colorways with the royal blue, black, grey, and white reflecting the new Korean kit for the 2010 tournament. Check out this new World Cup x Nike Air Max Light colorway after the jump.

Nike Air Max 24-7 – Black / Varsity Red – White

We saw the Nike Air Max 24/7 appearing in the classic Air Max 95 ‘Neon’ colorway, and now here’s another look at that immortal grey-dient with a different accent. Going with Varsity Red on the eyelets, Swooshes and 360 Max Air cushion, these remind us of last year’s Sport Red AM95s, albeit with a significantly upgraded Air bubble. This pair makes us excited to see more grey-dient AM24/7s, the Silver Bullet version, and even possibly a pair of Comets. But before all that, these Varsity Red joints will hit stateside retailers; pretty soon actually, as they’re already available from UNDFTD Japan.

Nike Auto Flight High – Miami Dolphins | Available

The NFL’s Miami Dolphins have one of the most easily identifiable team palettes in all of sports. Not straying too far from South Beach’s famed Art Deco architecture, the Fins rock a bright orange and aqua pairing that’s just perfect for summertime fashion. With this new Nike Auto Flight High, there’s an interesting twist on the sea mammal motif, with a gridded overlay adding an almost snakeskin look, especially from afar. It also gives these a nice tonal effect, with just enough orange and white to balance things out. The ‘Dolphins’ Auto Flight High is now available from select Nike Sportswear retailers including the best spot near Stanford University for dope kicks, Palo Alto’s Premier.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Nike Air FlyTop Woven

The Nike Air Flytop has proven to be a divisive sneaker amongst readers. Wild colorways have failed to entice buyers, but clean looks like the Premium Rustic pair that released back in October caught the eye of many a reader. This pair mixes the two concepts, as it is all white, ...

Supra The Stacks – Black Canvas + Grey Suede

Moving a bit faster than the carefully calculated release of Terry Kennedy’s first Supra signature, Supra’s new lowtop The Stacks is ready for retail less than a month from our first preview. The complete opposite of the flamboyant TK Society, The Stacks is a subtle lowtop that has potential for interesting colorblocking patterns, and yet, Supra has chosen to keep them monochromatic for this first drop. There’s a very nice pair in light grey that adds a little canvas to the back of an otherwise suede design, while the black pair mixes canvas and leather to get a nice tonal effect atop a baby blue sole. Check out TK and the rest of Fly Society putting The Stacks to good use with their new track ‘We Winning’ as the soundtrack, then head out to your local Supra dealer to cop these today.

Nike Dunk High Supreme LE – Polka Dot – Fall 2010

These Nike Dunk High Supreme’s foster subtle tones with just enough added flavor to set itself from the rest of the numerous Dunks that come out. In a slick Black/Matte Silver palette, the upper is also garnished with large polka dots that are cleverly patterned for a co-ed friendly look. The overall look of the upper almost looks as if its 3M reflective, but there are no descriptions indicative of it being so; just simple the matte silver giving it that feel. As you can see on the tongue, these Dunks also get equipped with Zoom unit soles, as we’ve seen on a bunch of Dunks released back in 2008. Officially part of the Fall 2010 season, they’re spotted early overseas (as usual) but expect them in a couple of weeks.

Nike 6.0 Zoom Oncore – Black – Purple – Yellow – Orange

With all the complaints about Nike SB un-fattening their famous Dunk Low tongues, you might have a hankerin’ for some good ol’ chunky skate aesthetics. In that case, the Swoosh’s ‘other’ skate division has you covered with this new Nike 6.0 Zoom Oncore. These Oncores are suitable for BMX riders too, and the slightly Halloweeny colorway is sure to be among the more head-turning designs you’ll see this season. They’ve even got SB-like oval laces too, so what are you waiting for? Grab a pair of these Nike Six Oncores from Size?

Nike Sportswear Fall 2010 Footwear Preview

Nike Sportswear has just given us the latest look at some of their footwear for the Fall 2010 season. And frankly, with extensive coverage of the world of kicks as reported here on Sneaker News, very little in the way of new shoes is a surprise. However, it’s clear from these preview images that whether you know they’re coming or not, this set still has plenty of head-turning potential.

First up, we’ve got two new colorways for the Nike Air 180, one of which is the dope Infrared pack pair we previewed last week, and the other offers its own take on the ‘Aqua’ palette. There’s an Air Maxim 1+ that represents the Omega Pack, which features a similar colorway to a white/red/navy Air Max 90 that’s also on the way. With the mint green AM95s seeing another retro release, that’s alot of visible Nike Air, but don’t forget about the Air Mariah and Nike Challenger pack that’s set to drop in a couple months as well. And last but not least, the asymmetrically toe-capped Nike All Court in both leather and VNTG-treated canvas pairs. These should all hit select NSW retailers come July, and you can see the entire spread after the jump.

Nike 6.0 WMNS Braata + Balsa – Summer 2010

A couple weeks ago, we got a look at the Nike 6.0 WMNS footwear collection for later this year. Here’s a closer look at two new releases, the Nike 6.0 Braata and Balsa lowtops. The Braata is a familiar Nike Six silhouette that looks dope in an off-white canvas material, but it’s the Balsa that’s sure to get extra attention here. That’s taking nothing from the Braatas, but this Balsa lowtop gives us some more insight into what to expect from the hightop version we previewed, plus it looks great in blue denim with coral and caramel brown accents. Grab one or both of these today from a Nike 6.0 retailer like Extra Butter.

Niketalk’s Help Haiti Custom Sneaker Auctions

It may seem like some time ago, but it was only 4 months ago that a massive earthquake hit Haiti, forever changing the lives of millions both there and in the US. Efforts to aid and assist has dissolved a bit but they are still in much need of help. Pioneering sneaker forum, Niketalk, has managed to gather five of the biggest customizers- JGoods, 1of Customs, JBF, Evolved Foowear, and Revive- to contribute their skills to create custom pairs to be auctioned off. Not only will all proceeds be donated, but Niketalk themselves will match all winning bids to contribute to the Doctors Without Borders fund. Each pairs is quite unique, really pushing the boundaries of custom sneaker work. No need to be a forum member either, you can simply email Niketalk directly to place a bid. A great capsule for a great cause. Check below for more details of each custom.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Nike Air Force 1 “Piping”

Nike remixes their classic white-on-white Air Force 1. Black leather piping backs nearly all the seams with further black on white highlights throughout. Look for these to hit retail shortly.

Air Jordan 1 Phat Low – White – Varsity Red – Black – Gum

While the Alpha 1 is branching out into all sorts of variations, these new Air Jordan 1 Phat Lows are as old school as they come. They come equipped with the immortal white/black/red palette that’s ever so slightly different than the OG AJ1 colorblocking pattern, thanks to a red Swoosh instead of black. Furthering the classic vibe is a gum rubber outsole that serves as the base for a white midsole. A perfect melding of classic basketball aesthetics with today’s lifestyle trends, these AJ1 Phat Lows are set to drop this month and have already released at Japan’s Kinetics.

Nike Zoom Huarache TR Previews

Nike has held events to further discuss the reworked Nike Zoom Huarache TR model, which boasts additions of Zoom Air, flex grooves and increased traction to the outsole. Moreover, Nike has since then unveiled a few more colorways inspired by Larry Fitzgerald and his life, including a black/pink colorway honoring the athlet’s mother who passed away after battling with cancer. This sneaker design in several colorways is still set to begin releasing during the 2010 holiday season and retail for approximately $115.