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Which Nike “Risk Your Sole” Team Has The Best Sneakers?

May 22nd, 2014 by | 7 comments

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The first round match ups for Nike’s “Risk Your Sole” trainer face-off are now live. The group includes plenty of notable names from the UK sneaker scene – groups like Foot Patrol, Offspring, Size?, and more that have long been known as sources of searing footwear. So which sneakers did each of these teams bring to the table, and is there an early favorite to win the whole thing? Take a look at the eight groups involved after the click and then tell us down in the comments which of the teams has the strongest set of sneakers. And if you want to participate, head to Nike UK to vote in the Risk Your Sole battle.

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Nike UK Embarks on “Risk Your Sole” Sneaker Battle

May 22nd, 2014 by | 4 comments

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Nike has recruited a handful of sneaker retailers and squads from across London for their Risk Your Sole competition, which ties into their Risk Everything campaign leading up to the 2014 World Cup. The battle pits teams against each other and asks users to vote in the head to head sneaker match ups, where disparate designs like the Night Track Tailwinds are pitted against Atmos Air Max 1s. Remember that this event is connected to Nike’s Phenomenal House build, so there will live events as well. Continue reading to see some of the first round match ups and head to the Risk Your Sole site for more info.

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Sneaker Con Chicago May 2014 On-Feet Recap Part 2

May 19th, 2014 by | 76 comments

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Before Sneaker Con arrives in Miami this upcoming weekend, we have one more on-feet recap for you from our time spend in Chicago with the traveling sneaker show. As you can imagine, there was plenty of love thrown at Michael Jordan’s signature sneaker line, but what about other sneaker favorites in Chicago? While there was plenty of Kobe and LeBron love to fill the Broadway Park Armory, the Windy City showcased its love of runners from Asics and Saucony as well. What do you think of the latest batch of on-feet looks from Sneaker Con’s stop in Chicago? As always, continue onward for a more in-depth look at each selection and let us know your favorite in the comments section.

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Sneaker Con Chicago May 2014 On-Feet Recap Part 1

May 19th, 2014 by | 35 comments

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It should go without saying, but when Sneaker Con arrives in Chicago each year, we’re treated to an obvious yet nonetheless absurd amount of Air Jordan Retros. The city might have an undying love for all things MJ but there are always a plethora of surprises on hand whether it be a look at the Li-Ning Way of Wade 2 or some Elite LeBrons despite how Chicago basketball fans may feel about him on the hardwood. Stick around after the click for a better look at all of the latest on-feet looks from Sneaker Con Chicago, be on the lookout for Part 2 in the near future, and let us know which pair was your favorite by penning your thoughts in the comments section.

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A Map Of Every Nike Factory in the World

May 19th, 2014 by | 16 comments

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Do you ever wonder where Nike sneakers are made? Which countries around the world create the apparel, footwear, and gear that constitute the Swoosh empire? The brand actually has an interactive map to answer just that question. The Nike Manufacturing Map has demographics on the million workers worldwide that are involved in making Nike products (Mind you the factories aren’t Nike owned, but rather contracted out to put their products together). While the aforementioned 1 million workers is certainly a big number, it might be getting smaller in the coming years given recent Nike moves. They got rid of around 100,000 manufacturing jobs in the past year, and they’ve become increasingly focused on automated modes of manufacturing (See Nike Flyknit) that might make events like the recent factory strikes a thing of the past. Get a look at the manufacturing map here and let us know in the comments if you’ve got any opinions on Nike’s moves away from traditional manufacturing.

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Sneaker Con Chicago May 2014 Event Recap

May 19th, 2014 by | 7 comments

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Sneaker Con rolled through the Windy City this past weekend to find a packed house at the Broadway Park Armory; that did more than enough to prove how much Chicago loves its sneakers, as the city is oft considered as one of the epicenters of the bustling culture. Of course, there was a ton of retro Jordan heat in attendance considering that this is the land where Mike won his six championships, but there was a lot more in store as well. From world renowned sneaker cleaning guru Jason Markk making an appearance to strong showings in the apparel department like Strideline Socks, there was plenty to see at Sneaker Con Chicago. Stick around after the click for a full photo recap of the latest Sneaker Con stop and know that show is coming to Miami this weekend.

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Kick & Roll Classic – 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament For Charity

May 17th, 2014 by | No comments

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If you’re based in the heart of Texas and have some bite to your hoop game, gather three of your friends and register for the first annual Kick & Roll Classic. This 3-on-3 basketball tournament, which requires a $200-per-team registration fee, will be filled with special NBA guests, giveaways, and much more. The end game for this event – giving back to charity! Registration starts on June 6th and the official tip-off for the event is on July 11th, so if you’re interested, keep those dates in mind and get your roster sorted out! More information on the event and the charity is just below, so click on to get the full details and check out

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