February 8th, 2013 by John Kim
Nike’s underrated 6.0 line of lifestyle footwear gets a burst of Japanese styling as the signature Footscape trademark of the off-centered lacing arrangement makes its way on the upper of the Nike 6.0 Rizal. Currently dubbed the Nike Footscape 6.0, this impressive upcoming releases combines this classy 6.0 model with one of the biggest cult hits in Nike history. A detailed gallery is just below so take a look and stay tuned to Sneaker News for more updates on this upcoming model.
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November 3rd, 2012 by Aaron Hope
Nike Action Sports’ Braata franchise has never been hotter, coming off its part in the Stussy-penned ‘S&S’ Capsule that made its Off Mountain Series variation a household name. There’s another Braata midtop that also utilizes lightweight LunarLon, but on the Nike Braata Mid LR, it’s hidden within a traditional vulcanized sole. This classic build known and loved by skaters for decades meets up with Nike’s newest cushioning technology for a perfect blend of comfort, protection and feel. This new greyscale edition features a digi-camo print that looks like it has a little tiger DNA in there as well, so have a closer look below and stick with Sneaker News for word on the US release.
Nike Braata Mid LR
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October 12th, 2012 by John Kim
The longest-running partnership between Nike and streetwear label connects again tomorrow as Stussy will release the Off Mountain System “S&S Capsule” at select retailers worldside. S&S signifies “Snow and Street” as well as “Sand and Street”, bringing together these three elements into a collection of footwear intended for day-to-day performance. Premium-grade materials with impeccable color-blocking is the highlight of this highly-active set of rugged footwear, bringing together classic Nike with icons of Stussy. A complete look-book of the Stussy x Nike Off Mountain System in the Dunk High OMS, Lunar Braata OMS, and Mogan II OMS is right ahead so read up on and don’t miss out on any of these releases as they will be launched globally tomorrow in limited quantities.
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June 12th, 2012 by Aaron Hope
Nike Six is at an empasse, but one thing that we can count on is the Mavrk series continuing in that crossover between skate and BMX. The new Nike 6.0 Mavrk 3 takes the series out of its vulc-soled days, into a new LunarLon-cushioned cupsole that should make big gaps a synch without compromising feel like some of the bulkier designs that dominated the last decade. Click through to see two of early 2012′s hottest colorways on this unique midtop silhouette, and with pairs arriving at Nike Harajuku in Tokyo, it’s only a matter of time before you’ll see these at your local retailer.
Nike 6.0 Mavrk 3
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May 29th, 2012 by John Kim
Branding is paramount to success – just ask the founders of Apple, Inc., McDonald’s, automobile manufacturers, and clothing labels that have risen to worldwide prominence and retail dominance in the history of consumerism. The importance of visual iconism was a concept grasped thoroughly by Phil Knight, who created Blue Ribbon Sports in 1964; once BRS became more profitiable, Knight commissioned Carolyn Davidson, a student at Portland St. University, to create a new logo that would represent the new brand, and although Knight claimed that he initially didn’t love the design, he stated he would eventually let it ‘grow on him’. Knight paid Davidson $35 for her work and the first Nike shoe bearing the Swoosh logo was released just one year later in 1972 during the U.S. Track & Field Olympic Trials in Eugene, OR. Since its debut, the Swoosh has matured into the definitive logo in the world of sports, evolving from a simple running sneaker into the utmost in athletic outfitting covering the entire spectrum of sports activity.
The domain of the Swoosh branched out to a number of specific kingdoms, later giving way to a wide variety of species that were visually and technically distinct from one another; In Basketball, there was Flight, the Alpha Project, Force, Battlegrounds, and in Running, there was Max Air, Tuned Air, Zoom Air, Shox, Free – a seemingly endless kingdom covering every possible corner limited by whatever was humanly possible. The Nike Logo Project, displayed in an exhibition space at Nike Headquarters in Beaverton, OR, is a recollection of the vast history of the Nike logo and its offspring, sprouting from the original Swoosh into some of the most historic emblems ever known like the ‘Jumpman’ and the simplistic Nike Sportswear crests. Nike embarked on the Logo Project not long ago and was rather secretive about it until its completion, and not until you see the hundreds of logos blocked together in this manner do you realize that having the mindset of ‘no limits’ will only lead to this level of widespread dominance. What’s more amazing is that these few hundred logos were able to exist in a world where singular iconism – exhibited by the aforementioned Apple and Golden Arches – make or break the true longevity of a brand, so could the argument could be made that the Swoosh is the ‘logo’ of the last half-century? Much props to the crew at Sole Movement for bringing this insane display to the public, so flip through the amazing gallery below and let us know which logo is your favorite!
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April 17th, 2012 by Aaron Hope
We know that Nike SB’s signature riders will soon see their namesake kicks distributed in different boxes and in additional stores as the SB/6.0 restructuring process hsakes out, and now additional evidence of changes in the Beaverton extreme divisons. The Nike Dunk High LR comes to us with a vulc sole and in a box that suggest they’re from the Nike Six action sports specialists, yet we’ve seen Swoosh skateboarding pioneer its combination of autoclaved sole and LunarLon footbed. So irrespective of the sub-branding, this is a proven silhouette with what is arguably today’s best skate sneaker sole setup, and in this season’s hottest colorway, available now at select retailers like Premier.
Nike Dunk High LR
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March 13th, 2012 by John Kim
Nike SB enjoyed a solid 10-year run, producing some of the most collectible footwear models while introducing a ton of great pro models bearing the names of Eric Koston, Paul Rodriguez, Stefan Janoski, and several other prominent riders in the burgeoning skate scene. SB is undoubtedly deserving of much of the credit for blossoming the sneakerhead sub-culture of rabid collecting and hunting particularly of the Dunk, but since mid-late 2006, the overall pace of Nike SB became noticeably slower while the Action Sports-specific Nike 6.0 started to gain steam. Earlier this year, Sneaker News discussed a number of notable changes to the Nike SB and 6.0 line that were planned for 2012, with signs pointing to a merge of sorts into one overall wing of Action Sports footwear and products, and this latest development proves that these changes will arrive sooner than later.
Here we have a look at what appears to be the new sneaker box for Nike’s Action Sports footwear models; it features a tan/brown exterior, much like the Nike Sportswear boxes, with a newly designed box-tag without any signifying of ‘SB’ or ‘Skateboarding’. According to N-SB, all of the signature models that were previously under the SB and 6.0 wing will come housed in this new packaging sans SB/6.0 designation and will be distributed to chain/mall retailers for wider distribution. Additional notes from the rumor mill state that the Janoski pro-model will also shed the SB tag, while classics like the Dunk, Blazer, and new Team Edition will remain in local shops. Last year, Sneaker News reported the news of a new red/white Nike SB box that was scheduled to debut in June of 2011, but that story never unfolded (and perhaps never will). Your thoughts on the changing scope and possible end of Nike SB/6.0? Let us know your thoughts below. via spottampa
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