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“University Red” Nike Hyperflight Max

October 1st, 2013 by | 11 comments

university red nike hyperflight max University Red Nike Hyperflight Max

The OG set of Hyperflights from the early 2000s were known for their brightly-painted tonal uppers. The bring-back in 2013 sorta went away from that concept, going with graphic prints the represent the Big Three of LeBron, Kobe, and KD, and while the idea looked good on paper, they were “flops” at retail. That’s just the story of the Hyperflight – appreciated from afar but never experiencing that widespread popularity – and the Max Air revamp shares a bit of that same fate, but this tonal University Red, which brings us back to the original releases, should catch the eyes of those who copped then and now. These will drop at retailers like Oneness this Saturday, October 5th, so check below for additional photos and stay tuned for a release.

Nike Hyperflight Max
Color: University Red/Black
Style Code: 599451-602
Release Date: 10/5/13
Price: $180

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Nike SB Eric Koston 2 – Black – Gum

October 1st, 2013 by | 1 comment

nike sb eric koston 2 black anthracite gum Nike SB Eric Koston 2   Black   Gum

Black suede and gum soles have been a skate-shoe staple for as a long as skate-specific shoes were in existence. It’s simple a well-composed colorway tailor-made for the sport that does quite a number on the feet, which is why you’ll see plenty of avid boarders sporting black suede kicks with some well-earned wear and tear around the upper. Eric Koston knows a thing or two about putting his feet through some work, which is why the folks at Nike designed the Nike Eric Koston 2 with his exact specifications in mind while giving the shoe some great colorways like the “pre-heat” Digital Pink”. Of course, Black/Gum is what some skaters look for exclusively, and it looks like the classic colorway is making its way back on the Koston 2. Check out the photos below and expect them at your local shop soon.

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Sneaker News x Millennium Shoes x adidas Originals Mutombo Release Event

October 1st, 2013 by | 1 comment

sneaker news millenium shoes adidas mutombo Sneaker News x Millennium Shoes x adidas Originals Mutombo Release Event

To celebrate this Saturday’s release of the adidas Mutombo “Denver Nuggets” colorway, adidas Originals is teaming up with Sneaker News for a special midnight release event at Cali-based sneaker retailer Millenium Shoes. The event kicks off at 9 PM PST, with some special surprise features like the Sneaker News Mutombo Challenge; study up on your adidas and Mutombo knowledge because you can win some special prizes like an adidas Mutombo t-shirt, an adidas Mutombo basketball, and $100 to cop a pair of Mutombos. In addition to the Challenge,  sneaker gas mask expert Freehand Profit will be in the house to perform a live chop of a pair of the shoes!. Following the night’s events, Millenium Shoes will officially release the adidas Mutombo “Denver Nuggets” at midnight, so expect a night of great fun leading up to the exciting release! Full event info is just below so be sure to join adidas Originals, Millenium Shoes, and Sneaker News for the special event this Friday, October 4th.

Millenium Shoes
234 Manchester Blvd.
Inglewood, CA
Event Time: 9PM – 12AM
Shoes go on sale midnight, October 5th.

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Sneaker News Previews the NIKEiD LeBron 11

September 26th, 2013 by | 8 comments

nikeid lebron 11 preview Sneaker News Previews the NIKEiD LeBron 11

There’s still a bit of a wait left until the LeBron 11 hits NIKEiD, but that doesn’t mean that Sneaker News is just going to forget about the model ahead of that arrival. On the contrary, we’re actually giving you an advanced look at some finalized samples of LeBron James’ eleventh signature shoe that come straight from the NIKEiD realm. The range of colors is every bit as satisfying as it always has been as far as build your own Nikes goes, with this silhouette also benefiting from the color shifting chroma option, glow in the dark choices on the laces, Dynamic Flywire, outsole, and both swooshes, and a speckle overlay addition. The NIKEiD LeBron 11 prices range from $250 to $270 and will launch on NIKEiD.com on October 7th.

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What Do You Think?: The Next Nike Doernbecher Freestyle Sneaker Releases

September 19th, 2013 by | 10 comments

what do you think doernbecher freestyle What Do You Think?: The Next Nike Doernbecher Freestyle Sneaker Releases

Next weekend will mark the full reveal of this year’s Doernbecher Freestyle set of sneakers from Nike. The shoes have been a yearly highlight in the sneaker world ever since the project’s 2003 debut, but here’s some info if you’re unfamiliar: Nike invites a group of patients from the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in their native Portland to pitch in on sneaker design, crafting their own whimsical shoes that are in turn sold in limited quantities, with all the benefits thereof going to charity. Before we’re collectively filled in on what else is to come from this year’s group (In addition to the already released Air Jordan 5 designed by the late Isaac Arzate) we thought it would be interesting to call out some models that could best benefit from the Doernbecher Freestyle program.

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The Game Plan by Champs Sports: NSW Safari Pack

September 6th, 2013 by | 15 comments

champs nsw safari pack The Game Plan by Champs Sports: NSW Safari Pack

The resurrected “Safari” pattern is one that will continue to spread its reach across a variety of models in 2013. This upcoming “Safari Pack” from Champs Sports is a varied one-there’s a Nike Air Griffey Max 1, a Nike Air Griffey Max 360 and a Nike Air Veer all outfitted with that dotted look. But what would all the sneakers be without the apparel to match?

Champs Sports’ #TheGamePlan program also lays out a collection of gear to go with the sneakers; there are a couple of Atomic Red tinted Nike tees and tanks waxing and waning in their devotion to the titular print, along with shorts and a cap should that be the way that you decide to complete your fit. Continue reading for the entirety of the “Safari Pack” collection and go “beast” mode with the Safari courtesy of Champs Sports and #TheGamePlan now. The collection will be available at a Champs Sports retailer near you on September 7th. Find the nearest store by clicking here.

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The Game Plan by Champs Sports: Always Stocking The Heat

September 5th, 2013 by | No comments

champs game plan lead image sample The Game Plan by Champs Sports: Always Stocking The Heat

Champs Sports is a spot that sneaker enthusiasts have long flocked to for the latest and most-coveted of footwear releases. Making its debut earlier this year in February of 2013, The Game Plan by Champs Sports program has served up even more reasons for folks to head to their closest Champs Sports location in the form of concentrated collections delivering not only the latest of sneakers, but also accompanying apparel of all sorts exclusive to Champs.

The program has done a fine job covering the bases, serving up Jordan product via the extended “Night Vision” All-Star group, Nike Sportswear goodies via the Griffey leaning “Golden Gloves Collection”, and performance oriented Nike Basketball fare via the head to toe Nike LeBron Soldier VII gear. Continue reading for a glimpse at The Game Plan products of the past and stay tuned to Sneaker News for updates on the forthcoming collections slotted to join this awesome initiative from Champs Sports.

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