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How Kevin Durant’s Stardom Rose At Nike

August 19th, 2014 by | 5 comments

kevin durant stardom nike How Kevin Durants Stardom Rose At Nike

Is Kevin Durant prolonging his stay at Nike, or will he move on to different pastures? That’s still the big question that remains unanswered this offseason, and amid reports of day-long stays at the Under Armour headquarters and KD’s recent push of Nike gear in his personal Instagram, your guess is as good as ours. What we do know is that his time at Nike has been more than fruitful; since 2007, Kevin Durant has become a huge star off the court with the help of the Beaverton brand, and the combination of Durant’s massive talent and Nike’s shrewd maneuvering that has created a true superstar in basketball culture.

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Bodega x Saucony Elite “Polka Dot” Pack – Global Release Date

August 19th, 2014 by | No comments

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Bodega’s Saucony product made plenty of waves when it released in stores some weekends ago, but with the shoes being exclusive to that Northeastern shop, many were left emptyhanded upon the official release. It’s all good though, because select Saucony spots around the globe will be stocking these this coming weekend; both the Grid 9000 and G9 Shadow 6 will be stocked around the world, so don’t miss out because it’s likely that this Saturday will be the last time you’ll ever see them in a store. Get a look at additional angles below, and stay tuned for the office drop in a few days.

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Air Jordan 4 “Columbia” – 2015 Retro Remastered

August 19th, 2014 by | 97 comments

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2015 will be a hallmark year for Jordan Brand thanks to the new Remastered line of Retro releases. Quick refresher: “Remastered” is a coined term for a new style of Air Jordan manufacturing that promises better overall quality in materials and shape as well as accurate depiction of details such as the Jumpman logo and so forth. The Air Jordan IV “Columbia”, a Retro+ colorway from 1999, is one of the confirmed 2015 Jordan Releases, and today we get another few snaps of the shoes before we bring you a detailed preview in the coming weeks. One thing to note: the “Remastered” Retros will cost a pretty penny, with retail prices above $200 being confirmed in early reports. Get a load of the Air Jordan IV photos below, and stay tuned for more updates on 2015 Jordans and more.

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CNCPTS x Ewing Athletics 33 Hi “Rindge & Latin”

August 19th, 2014 by | 7 comments

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CNCPTS has been steadily raising the bar in a landscape where sneaker collaborations are no lo longer few and far in-between. The Cambridge-based boutique has managed to stand out with its outstanding concepts, laying the groundwork with some rich history that pull in from untold stories of the brands. At the same time, Ewing Athletics is embarking on its first-ever brand collaboration, and the goal is to start off with a bang of sorts – and no better than this particular shop to get off on the right foot.

This new design is inspired by Rindge & Latin, Patrick Ewing’s High School colors; a solid black, a soft grey, reflective 3M, and earthy gum soles comprise the core of this new 33 Hi release, which represent the start of the Hall of Fame Center’s hoops career. The Concepts x Ewing 33 Hi will release this Saturday, August 23rd at the store, with special guest Patrick Ewing attending to meet and greet fans who come through, so get a first look at Ewing’s first sneaker/store partnership below and stay tuned for a new collab-filled chapter in the brand’s history.

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Nike LeBron 10 “Cork” – Gold Package on eBay

August 18th, 2014 by | 19 comments

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Where do the “Cork” LeBrons rank on your personal all-time list of best LeBrons in history? The Championship-inspired Nike LeBron 10 release from two years ago swims high on many lists as the sneaker celebrates the single most significant career in King James’ career as a pro hooper. To celebrate the release of this highly-coveted sneaker, Nike created this pristine gold-box package in super-limited numbers (21 to be exact), so in terms of limited availability, very few beat these. Check out the photos below if you’ve never seen these gems, and see what the asking price is from this listing by mr_deadstock on eBay.

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The Game Plan by Champs Sports: adidas Originals C-10

August 18th, 2014 by | 1 comment

game plan champs adidas c 10 The Game Plan by Champs Sports: adidas Originals C 10

While adidas Originals is most known for their archival silhouettes, they’ve been blazing plenty of new paths this year with designs like the adidas ZX Flux, the SL Loop, and now the new adidas C-10. The model looks back a bit, taking cues from a few classic Three Stripes models and using them to create a bold new shoe anchored by elastic straps and sharp lines. Fortunately, the latest Game Plan from Champs Sports includes that very sneaker in all of its debut colorways.

The Game Plan from Champs Sports is also concerned with getting your gear right though. And so, the adidas C-10 is presented here with a couple of full kits to match for the different editions that are available now. Classic adidas designs are channeled via pieces like the straight black and white track pants or that jumbo-Trefoil hoodie. And veering away from the strictly athletic styles is a set of denim from the German brand. See all three of the adidas C-10 hookups here and then find out where to purchase these latest styles from Champs Sports’ The Game Plan using their store locator, and for more game, be sure to check out TheDrop365.com.

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Nike Kobe 9 Mid EXT “Snakeskin” – Nikestore Release Info

August 18th, 2014 by | 33 comments

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Three different heights of the Nike Kobe 9 sneaker – which one is right for you? Next Saturday, Nike Basketball will connect with Sportswear to make way for the Kobe 9 Mid EXT, a third silhouette of the ninth Kobe model that pulls in more of a Lifestyle vibe than the other Flyknit and Engineered Mesh based models. With a black leather upper with snakeskin imprints and a solid gum outsole, this Kobe release is purely for the off-the-court outfit grids, but with the same comfort tech embedded in the sneaker’s DNA, expect these to perform just as well on the court. An official look at the Kobe 9 Mid EXT is just below, so give these shoes a review and stay tuned to Sneaker News for more updates on the Kobe 9 Mid EXT and its other constituents.

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