srijeda , 02.03.2022.

Nike is kicking off the new year with its release of the Air Force 1 Low “Snowflake,” as snow continues to blanket various parts of the world.

The new design is primarily covered in greyscale hues, with suede and leather donning its upper. Its heel boasts repeating snowflake patterns against a pewter canvas, while a rich pastel blue tone is splashed across the Swoosh, branding and crystal-inspired tongues, as a tribute to its surroundings. The lining is draped in insulated furry wool reminiscent of cozy winter jackets, rounded out by an off-white midsole and outsoles of the same gray shade around the embossed icons.

Take a look at the official images above. There is no official release date or pricing for the Air Force 1 “Snowflake” as of late, though sneakerheads can expect it to drop on Nike and select retailers in the following months.

Nike Is Reportedly Limiting Online Air Force 1 Sales

Introduced in 1982, the Air Force 1 is solidified as one of Nike’s staple sneaker models and is more popular than ever. In fact, according to NPD Vice President and Senior Sports Industry Advisor Matt Powell, the Air Force 1 (retail $90) was the company’s best-selling sneaker of 2020 and held on to that distinction at the midway point of this year. Whether being worn fresh out of the box, muddied up by trendy kids, or utilized for mass customization, people cannot get enough of the iconic shoe. However, new developments may leave us all with no choice.

Screenshots shared by Twitter user Militia_Kicks indicate that Nike is now limiting the amount of Air Force 1s that can be purchased by a single customer. One order update reportedly sent to a customer notes that further orders of the Air Force 1 cannot be processed because they’ve exceeded “the quantity limit” on orders. Another customer was directed to visit a local Nike Store or another authorized retailer to purchase Air Force 1s. Neither e-mail cited a reason for limiting quantities.

Various theories explaining why Nike could be limiting Air Force 1 sales are making rounds. One idea is that Nike is trying to prevent customizers from buying out stock, but DaNikePlugs points out that all Air Force 1 sales are being limited, not just white-on-whites that provide the convenient blank canvas. Others believe this may be related to the much talked about shipping crisis, which prompted Nike to cancel some of its partner retailers’ seasonal orders for the foreseeable future. There’s also the usual reseller chatter, but the profit margin on white Air Force 1s is minimal at best unless they’re being purchased at a highly discounted rate.

For what it’s worth, in recent days, buyers have discovered that Nike has increased its maximum quantity on Air Force 1 purchases from 2 pairs to 5 pairs, so this may all be much ado about nothing. White Air Force 1s had been noticeably more difficult to locate and purchase this year, but that was mostly being attributed to the shoe’s increasing popularity and status as Nike’s best seller.

Oregon is launching an NFT platform, which come with special edition Nike Air Max 1 sneakers

srijeda , 23.02.2022.

Two of the hottest acronyms of the last year are NFT (non-fungible token) and NIL (name, image, likeness) and those two worlds are colliding at the University of Oregon.

Oregon is launching an NFT platform called “Ducks of a Feather” and it will kick off with the “Flying Formation” collection, which includes 120 digital art pieces (based on the Oregon Duck mascot) by Nike executive Tinker Hatfield.

This project is the latest effort from the recently launched Division Street, which is an initiative to help student-athletes at Oregon capitalize on self-monetization after the recent policy change surrounding NIL.

“The Oregon brand has always stood for innovation and been immersed in culture, so it was natural for us to create the first unique online platform dedicated to representing and benefitting student-athletes,” said Division Street CEO Rosemary St. Clair.

“We continue to focus on creative and distinct ways for Oregon athletes to monetize their brands, and we think Ducks of a Feather will serve as a long-term platform to do that.”

Perhaps most exciting is that each purchase also comes with a physical, tangible object and owners also get a special edition, hyper-limited Nike Air Max 1 (designed by Hatfield) that has a visual representation of the NFT on the tongue.

Approximately 70% of the revenue from the initial auction will go to members of the football team. Several players (Jamal Hill, Noah Sewell, Justin Flowe, Mase Funa, Kris Hutson, TJ Bass, Brandon Dorlus) were asked to help provide content for the platform.

These players were asked to speak about brotherhood and the strength of a team. If you want to learn more about how the NFT works, allow Oregon’s Flowe to explain:

“As a former Oregon student-athlete, I remember clearly the sense of brotherhood that exists within our teams and it was an honor to create a depiction of that brotherhood through the design of Flying Formations,” Hatfield said.

“I have such a passion for the school and the athletes, and it’s a dream to work on something unique like this that directly supports them.”

The initial auction will be held on at 10 am PST on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022. Secondary sales can exist on marketplaces like Opensea and 10% of those sales will go back to Oregon’s student-athletes as well.

Tinker Hatfield Designs a Nike Air Max 1 for Ducks Of A Feather NFT Launch

Furthering the connection between the worlds of footwear and NFTs, Tinker Hatfield has designed a Nike (NYSE:NKE -3.33%) Air Max 1 for the launch of the Ducks Of A Feather NFT.

Tasked by Division Street founded by Phil Knight and other University of Oregon alumni, the shoe will support the release of the inaugural 120-piece “Flying Formations” collection from Ducks Of A Feather. The new NFT platform aims to empower University of Oregon student-athletes and connect them to fans, boosters and collectors.

Aside from being created by Oregon alum Tinker Hatfield and based around the Oregon Duck, owners of the NFT will receive a pair of the Nike Air Max 1 designed by Hatfield.

Turning his attention back on the AM1, which he designed back in 1987, the legendary footwear designer drew from the stories of brotherhood from Oregon football players to create a representation of the strength of the team. Tinker Hatfield dressed the shoe in shades of green with midfoot Swooshes expressing an array of colors. The shoe also features tongue logos that represent the NFT and printed insoles also done in the arrangement of colors.

“As a former Oregon student-athlete, I remember clearly the sense of brotherhood that exists within our teams and it was an honor to create a depiction of that brotherhood through the design of Flying Formations,” Hatfield said. “I have such a passion for the school and the athletes, and it’s a dream to work on something unique like this that directly supports them.”

The initial auction of the “Flying Formations” collection will take place on the Ducks Of A Feather website. It is important to note, nearly 70% of revenue from the initial auction will go to participating football team members, while 10% will go to Division Street to distribute amongst the broader roster of teams.

For more footwear news, take an on-foot look at the Nike SB Dunk Low “Paisley.”

Nike: Erste offizielle Bilder – So sieht der SB Dunk Low "Bart Simpson" aus

èetvrtak , 17.02.2022.

Der Nike SB Dunk zeigt keinerlei Anzeichen von Ermüdungserscheinungen. Und so bekommt die bei Fans so beliebte Silhouette bald einen neuen, auffälligen Colorway. Die Farben allein verraten es bereits: Es geht nach Springfield. (Lesen Sie auch: Simpsons-Sneaker: Die 5 schönsten Modelle aus Springfield)

Nike SB Dunk Low "Bart Simpson" ist das dritte Modell der Simpsons-Reihe
Bereits im Januar 2022 kursierten erste Gerüchte und Leaks um ein neues Modell des Nike SB Dunk Low, der von Comicfigur Bart Simpson inspiriert sein sollte, dem ältesten Spross der Familie Simpson. Wie schon Vater Homer im Jahr 2004 und Mutter Marge 2008, bekommt nun endlich auch der Simpsons-Sohn seinen eigenen SB Dunk, wie Nike via Pressemitteilung ankündigte. Dabei hätte Bart sein Modell schon viel früher verdient, ist er es doch, der tatsächlich ununterbrochen Skateboard fährt.

Obwohl keiner der bisher gedroppten Simpson-Dunks ein eindeutiges Markenzeichen der berühmten gelben Familie aus Springfield oder gar eine der Figuren aufweist, erfreut sich die Simpsons-Reihe der SB Dunks größter Beliebtheit und wird im Netz heiß gehandelt, so das Sneaker-Magazin “sole collector”. Und da die beiden Töchter Lisa und Maggie ihre Schuhmodelle noch nicht erhalten haben, ist im Moment auch noch kein Ende der Dunk-Lows im Simpsons-Look in Sicht. (Auch interessant: Adidas enthüllt den ersten Simpsons-Sneaker, der Krusty gewidmet ist)

Design-Details des SB Dunk Low “Bart Simpson” von Nike
Der Colorway der neuesten Simpsons-Sneaker tritt in die Fußstapfen der zwei bereits releasten Versionen von Homer und Marge und erinnert lediglich in der Farbgebung an den jeweiligen Charakter. Das Obermaterial des SB Dunk Low "Bart Simpson" ist in verspieltem Gelb, Orange und Blau gehalten, passend zum Hautton und zum Outfit der Figur. Der weiße Swoosh stellt farblich die Socken und Schuhsohlen – nicht zuletzt auch die Farbe der Augen – von Bart Simpson dar. Die leuchtend grüne Innensohle ist dabei eine Anspielung auf sein geliebtes Transportmittel, das Skateboard.

Preis und Release-Datum
Ein exaktes Datum für den Verkaufsstart gibt es zwar noch nicht, der Nike SB Dunk Low "Bart Simpson" soll aber in den nächsten Wochen in den Handel kommen, so das Online-Magazin “Sneaker News”. Der Preis steht ebenfalls noch nicht offiziell fest, wird aber aller Voraussicht nach – wie die anderen Simpson-Modelle auch – bei knapp 90 Euro liegen.

Nike Zoom Freak 3 x UNO: Das kultige Kartenspiel wird 50!
Der SB Dunk Low "Bart Simpson" ist jedoch nicht der einzige Nike-Sneaker, der aktuell mit einer spannenden Hommage an eine kultige Kindheitserinnerung für Aufsehen sorgt: Zum 50-jährigen Jubiläum des Kartenspielklassikers UNO bringt der Sportartikelhersteller zusammen mit dem Basketball-Star der Milwaukee Bucks, Giannis Antetokounmpo, noch im Februar 2022 eine Sonderedition des Nike Zoom Freak 3 heraus. Der Sneaker, der in den UNO-Farben Gelb, Rot, Blau, Grün und Schwarz erhältlich und mit unterschiedlichen UNO-Logos und Antetokounmpo-Initialen auf den Zungen-Anhängern und Einlegesohlen versehen ist, soll für etwa 106 Euro in den Handel kommen.

Nike Dunk Low PRM Emerges in a "Vast Grey" Colorway

Following a “Dark Russet” iteration revealed earlier this week, Nike (NYSE:NKE +0.63%) announces its latest Nike Dunk Low in a “Vast Grey” colorway, which is set to release alongside a series of other SB silhouettes in 2022.

Uppers are dressed in suede featuring pearl white hues on the base and ivory-colored overlays across the mudguard, laterals, and heel tab. The mesh tongue features a swoosh-adorned tag, and additional Nike logos are found on the heel and insole. A crisp white midsole and iron-grey classic outsole below complete the minimalist winter-ready pairs.

Look for the Nike Dunk Low PRM “Vast Grey” to release in the coming months at Nike’s website and select retailers for $100 USD.

In other footwear news, Nike introduces the VaporMax Plus to its “Go The Extra Smile” series.

Get Ready for the Nike SB Dunk High Strawberry Cough

petak , 11.02.2022.

Originally scheduled to drop since last summer, the Nike SB Dunk High “Strawberry Cough” will finally make its official debut in the coming days as this model is an exclusive rendition designed by artist Todd Bratrud, who is also known for contributing to the creation of the Nike SB Dunk High “Skunk” and Nike SB Dunk Mid “White Widow”. As suggested, this pair is essentially inspired by the popular strain of marijuana. A textured red upper with green hairy suede overlays evoke the looks of an actual strawberry, while the model is further detailed with a coughing strawberry logo on the heels and insoles. Finally, a translucent outsole tops off the design.

Retailing for $110, look for this Nike SB Dunk High at select Nike stockists and online on October 26. For a complete guide including official photos, release dates, pricing and where to buy, visit: Nike SB Dunk High “Strawberry Cough”. Always keep it locked to KicksOnFire for the latest in sneaker news, release dates and where to purchase your favorite kicks.

In other Swoosh news, here’s when to cop the Nike Air Force 1 Low “Halloween 2021”.

Name Nike SB Dunk High Strawberry Cough
Colorway University Red/Spinach Green-Magic Ember
Release Date October 26, 2021
Style Code CW7093-600
Retail Price $110


A comprehensive breakdown of one of Nike’s most coveted sneaker silhouettes.

A simplistic design, a balanced color-blocking, extreme versatility in its shape and style – the Nike Dunk is one of the most collectible silhouettes on the market today. Basketball shoe turned skateboarding staple, the Dunk has enjoyed a full-force revival in the year 2020 and 2021, surpassing its original purpose as a college hoop sneaker by a long shot. Yet, one thing has remained the same: the Dunk’s incredible ability to unify art, fashion, music and popular culture into one seamless whole, consistently acting as a shoe for several subcultures worldwide.

The Dunk’s history is not linear, instead branching out into several smaller stories. This has made its tale incredibly rich. A large puzzle piece in its unusual evolution is the partitioning of the Nike Dunk and the Nike SB Dunk lines, two different trainers for two varying lifestyles. To the casual wearer, the small tweaks to the SB’s design meant very little. To the skateboarder, it was everything. While this can naturally make it difficult to tackle both the Nike Dunk and Nike SB Dunk in one cohesive story, it’s important that the two stories are woven together, along with the addition of the Nike Dunk Pro B and Nike Dunk CO.JP models. The four trajectories are anything but mutually exclusive.

Firmly recognized for its performance and street style today, the Nike Dunk and Nike SB Dunk has taken advantage of its own cachet and made an enormous resurgence in the contemporary day. A report from StockX had revealed that Nike’s SB Dunk became the new silhouette to break resale records on the marketplace in 2020, with its value increasing by more than 300%. Even the mainline, non-collaborative pairs are selling out instantly, regardless of whether they’re High or Low, Nike or Nike SB. In today’s limelight, each and every Nike Dunk iteration is a pot of gold.

We’re taking a deep dive into the silhouette, and are celebrating the sneakers’ 35-year history, exploring its complicated and colorful timeline, the reason for the silhouettes resurgence, the individuals that helped position the Dunk as an icon of skate, streetwear, creativity and one-of-a-kind designs, and of course, the Dunk’s impact on sneaker history and sneaker culture as a whole.

Nike Dunk Low “Georgetown” Set For 2021 Release

ponedjeljak , 20.12.2021.

Despite landing on the Nike By You platform, the Nike Dunk Low has recently emerged in handfuls of in-line styles suggesting it isn’t returning to obscurity anytime soon. For its latest proposition, Peter Moore’s design has indulged in a Georgetown University-friendly navy and grey colorway.

Unlike the similarly-styled Air Jordan 3 from mid-March, the forthcoming pair (only seen in kids’ sizing thus far) boasts a much more even makeup of the iconic collegiate palette. Bases set the stay for the medley of overlays throughout the upper that boast the deep navy tone. Air Jordan 1 Low-reminiscent sole units partake in a tried-and-proven white midsole and dark outsole. Branding on the sock-liner, however, introduces near-fluorescent orange flair into the mix.

Enjoy official images of the Dunk Low “Georgetown” ahead, and anticipate Nike SNKRS release details soon.

Nike Dunk Low "Georgetown"
Release Date: Nov 5th, 2021 (Friday)
Color: Wolf Grey/Dark Obsidian/Total Orange
Mens: $100
Style Code: DD1391-003

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