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Can Nike Beat adidas at Soccer? Bloomberg Investigates

June 13th, 2014 by | 5 comments

adidas nike soccer world cup Can Nike Beat adidas at Soccer? Bloomberg Investigates

American consumers are used to Nike being #1, with the Oregon brand holding a far lead on the runner-up adidas. But on a global scale, the two athletic outfitters are in a close battle on a the world’s largest and perhaps most significant sports platform – soccer. In fact, on the global sales front, adidas has Nike beat by a considerable margin, but it’s a margin that’s has steadily been closed thanks to some major advancements in the Swoosh, and considering the leader had nearly four decades a head start, Nike’s push forward is that much more impressive.. The 2014 World Cup is undeniably a pivotal sporting event for both brands (you’ll see plenty of logos from both flying around your TV screens), and it’s during these soccer extravaganzas that business analysts will take an emphatic look at this raging rivalry. Bloomberg investigates this round of Nike vs. adidas, so check out the Bloomberg Television video below and let us know what your thoughts are on this rivalry.

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Sneaker Con LA @ BET Experience – June 28th and 29th

June 12th, 2014 by | 3 comments

sneaker con la bet 2014 01 570x380 Sneaker Con LA @ BET Experience   June 28th and 29th

You asked and they delivered: Sneaker Con is coming back to Los Angeles. For only the second time ever, that show will be in the City of Angels. What’s more, admission is completely free, and the show will last two full days with extended hours. The show will be a part of the BET Experience Fan Fest weekend, so we wouldn’t be too surprised if some rappers, celebrities, and the like showed up for the event. See the full info below for the massive celebration of sneaker culture that will be Sneaker Con @ BET Experience Fan Fest on July 28th and 29th and we’ll see you there!

Sneaker Con @ BET Experience Fan Fest

12:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday, June 28 & Sunday, June 29

LA Convention Center
South Hall
1201 S Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Admission is free for both Los Angeles dates.

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A Look Inside SneakersnStuff London

June 11th, 2014 by | 6 comments

sneakersnstuff london A Look Inside SneakersnStuff London

We’re going to go ahead and assume that most of you didn’t make it out the SneakersNStuff London grand opening. If you did miss out on that across-the-pond footwear event then fear not, as this group of photos will help fill you in on what to expect from the latest arm of the SNS empire. Continue reading to see what the 2,000 square foot space looks like (Hint: it’s crammed with all sorts of sneaker heat) and let us know in the comments if you’re on checking out SneakersNStuff London any time soon.

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Nike Football Presents “The Last Game” Animated Film

June 9th, 2014 by | No comments

nike football the last game Nike Football Presents The Last Game Animated Film

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is just a couple of days away, which means more from the #RiskEverything campaign from Nike Football that’s resulted in all sorts of special events and releases throughout the summer. This time around they went and created “The Last Game”, an animated film that pits soccer superstars like Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Neymar Jr. against a villainous figure known only as The Scientist. Continue reading to watch the video, which was created in conjunction with longtime Nike partner Wieden + Kennedy and let us know if it has you excited for the World Cup festivities ahead.

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Nike 21 Mercer to Re-open on June 11th

June 5th, 2014 by | 14 comments

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If you’re an NYC area sneakerhead, you’ve no doubt felt the recent absence of Nike Sportswear’s flagship spot 21 Mercer in SoHo. The good news is that they’re coming back after the brief closing as promised. What’s interesting though is that the announcement sort of suggests that the space will be totally reworked and will return with a whole new identity – they mention on social media that they will “re-launch this channel as part of a brand new Nike concept”. Whatever happens with next week’s event, we have a feeling that some special sneakers will be on hand. Let us know if you’ve got any guesses in the comments and stay tuned to find out what goes down at the 21 Mercer re-opening event.

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New Balance Suing Karl Lagerfeld for Sneaker Ripoff

June 3rd, 2014 by | 29 comments

new balance sues karl lagerfeld New Balance Suing Karl Lagerfeld for Sneaker Ripoff

New Balance is the latest sneaker company to bite back against luxury brands ripping off its designs. According to TMZ, the brand is suing German fashion lord Karl Lagerfeld over his liberal usage of the NB aesthetic, specifically the side letter hit, on a $360 pair of Lagerfeld trainers. The turn of events suggests that sneaker companies aren’t exactly appreciative of the sort of high fashion rip approach that’s been rampant lately in the luxury sneaker world (Common Projects, Givenchy, and CĂ©line are all guilty of this as well). You have to also wonder whether or not New Balance will be chasing down the likes of Hender Scheme, who have a sneaker that’s basically just a $900 NB 1300 without the logo. See some of the evidence after the click and let us know if you think sneaker companies should be a little bit more lenient as far as luxury borrowings of their designs.

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Air Jordans, adidas Superstars, and the History of Sneakers at the Bata Shoe Museum

May 28th, 2014 by | 1 comment

bata shoe museum1 Air Jordans, adidas Superstars, and the History of Sneakers at the Bata Shoe Museum

Heads up, Ottawa natives – need something to do this weekend? The closing date of the “Out of the Box” exhibit at the Bata Shoe Museum has been extended, and you don’t want to miss it. This awesome exhibit details the history of sneakers and highlights the major points of interest to the culture, like Nike’s introduction in the 70s, the first Keds sneaker, adidas’ signing of a hip-hop group, and much more. June 1st is when the Bata Shoe Museum will close this feature for good, so be sure to check out it out.

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