Ever since I have designated one of my two pairs of “Infrared” Air Max 90s from the 2010 release as my beaters, the shoe has had a special place in my heart. Even now, with that pair totally worn out (creased upper, yellowed midsole, and all), I still appreciate the shoe to the fullest. That is why I might just end up buying yet another pair when the VNTG version above drops. As with all VNTG makeups, this “Infrared” Air Max 90 has a yellowed midsole. For those of you who hate the “splatter-yellow” effect that Nike has taken to for previous VNTG releases, be pleased, as they have yellowed the entire midsole on the shoe, making it actually look like a pair that has sat in the closet for years. In addition, the grey suede on the upper is a bit darker than usual, again showing the effect of age. Not a fan of the Air Max 90? That’s fine too, since this isn’t the only VNTG Air Max dropping in the near future. Along with the “Infrared” Air Max 90 come the “Varsity Red” Air Max 1, “Neon” Air Max 95, and “Silver Bullet” Air Max 97 all in VNTG makeups. Expect all four to drop sometime in early 2013. (Picture via Highsnobiety)
August 11, 2012
July 23, 2012
Last year, when Nike Sportswear first debuted the Hyperfuse versions of their classic Air Max models, pictures of some of the original colorways of those models leaked, with no sort of release information. The “Varsity Blue” Hyperfuse Air Max 1 was one of those sneakers pictured. Thankfully, this old dog with new tricks has finally dropped at a select number of Nike Sportswear in the thick of the summer. If you are in New York City, go grab your now at Kith.
July 1, 2012
We’re in the home stretch of the wait until 2012 USA Olympic basketball. For the next month, Nike and Jordan Brand will be bringing out some classic Olympic footwear. Two of the more awaited sneakers, rereleases of Charles Barkley’s Air Force 180 and Ray Allen’s Air Jordan VI, can be seen in the video above.
This summer, Nike has decided to go all-out with Olympic sneakers. I have already told you about the “Olympic” Air Jordan VI and VII Retros (Releasing July 7 and July 21, respectively), but Jordan Brand isn’t the only Nike division getting in on the fun. Along with a series of Dunks and Air Force 1s, Nike Sportswear is releasing four retro basketball sneakers that were all worn by olympic athletes. At a later date, you’ll be able to get Kobe Bryant’s “Olympic” Zoom Huarache 2k4 and Vince Carter’s “Olympic” Shox BB4, but for now, head on over to your local Nike Sportswear retailer, like Extra Butter, today to get Scottie Pippen’s “Olympic” Air More Uptempo and Charles Barkley’s “Olympic” Air Force 180, and if that doesn’t work out, then stay tuned to the usual sites for an online release.
June 29, 2012
You should all know what these are. With some scouring and just a little bit of saved up money, Dylan was able to get his hands on a pair that he has sought after ever since its initial reveal, the Black/Solar Red Air Yeezy 2s. Check his take on the sequel to 2009′s Air Yeezy in the video.
Last Friday, I also managed to pick up a stunning sneaker, the second “Year of the Dragon” Air Force 1 that Nike has dropped in 2012. Take an in-depth look at the sneaker in the video.
Tomorrow, Saturday, June 30th, select Nike Sportswear retailers such as Sneaker Bistro will launch the “Safari” pack, which features the classic, twenty-five year old Air Safari in its original colorway, as well as the Air Trainer 1, dressed up in that same Tan/Beige-Charcoal ”Safari” colorway. This pack is a quickstrike (or what is now being referred to by Nike Sportswear as an NRG) release, so be sure to get to your shop early for a chance to get the shoes!
The latest foamposite, the “Gym Green” Foamposite Pro, hits the shelves of Nike Sportswear retailers, such as Sneaker Bistro, nationwide tomorrow, Saturday, June 30th, for $220. If you want a more detailed look at this shoe, you can watch Jake’s review of it here.
June 21, 2012
A bit earlier than expected, right? There has been some confusion with the release of Nike’s second commemoratory Air Force 1 for the Year of the Dragon. Some retailers will drop the red-scaled and gold-dressed sneaker on Saturday, June 23. On the other hand, a number of retailers are planning to release the “Year of the Dragon II” Air Force 1 tomorrow, June 22. Make sure you find out in advance what your local Nike Sportswear retailer is doing for this release, because otherwise, you might miss out on a beauty of an Air Force 1. (Picture via Concepts)
June 20, 2012
Don’t think we forgot about a certain Air Jordan Retro coming out this weekend! As I told you all long ago on the blog, the “Obsidian” Air Jordan XII Retro is still set for release on this Saturday, June 23. Take a look at that sneaker along with the “Gym Green” Air Foamposite Pro, set for release on Saturday, June 30, from Nike. As always, thanks to the folks at Exit 36 for allowing us to give you all a preview of both sneakers.