Browsing the "Nike Boots" Category
August 25th, 2012 by Aaron Hope
The Air Magma boot is a trail design whose simple lines and traditional suede plus contrasting laces formula has been a hit since its 1988 debut. It’s been a big part of the All Conditions Gear resurrection in recent years and met with a couple new variations last winter, but has been basically silent since those medial-zippered fragment design collabos dropped last December. This seems to be another one of those cases where the silence speaks volumes to what was going on behind the scenes, as today we get our first look at the Nike Air Magma 2012′s updated lines. Their connection to the OG is apparent in the simple lines and rugged sensibility, the latter of which is amplified by a rubberized toe bumper that draws your eye to the entirely new translucent sole setup. Both of these first pairs come in leather ‘workboot’ motifs including corded Red Wing-style laces and brass eyelets, so have a closer look below, let us know if you’d still like to see the classic ‘NIKE’ script above that embossed ankle Swoosh and stick with Sneaker News for word on US availability.
Nike Air Magma 2012
Team Brown/Team Brown
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August 5th, 2012 by Aaron Hope
How far is Nike’s Innovation Kitchen willing to push the envelope? How about a retail release for a couple of Kevlar-reinforced military boots that’ve been Frankenstein’d with one of the running world’s most advanced space-foam cushioning platforms! The Nike LunaRacer SFB has just arrived at select retailers in British Khaki and Dark Army colorways featuring Nike+-equipped LunarLon outsoles. The result is a supremely comfortable and neck-breaking design that can rival any of Jeremy Scott’s most outlandish efforts, and you’ll find them in additional photos below before picking up a pair at Nike Sportswear dealers like Social Status.
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July 19th, 2012 by Aaron Hope
The success of Christopher Nolan’s modern trilogy has taken Batman’s popularity to new heights and we’ve seen a variety of Dark Knight-inspired colorways over the past several years, and as the world prepares for the worldwide premiere of The Dark Night Rises at midnight, it’s worth looking back to how the superhero saga and the history of sneakers intertwine. The connections between the Beaverton and the Caped Crusader stretch all the way back to the Tim Burton era of Batman films, when a partnership between Nike and Warner Bros. made it possible to combine Batman with the Jumpman. Costume director Bob Ringwood noted that “’80s sportswear isn’t going to fit in with [Batman's] 1940s look,” so Tinker Hatfield did what he does best and ‘laced’ up the Dark Knight with some of the brand’s most impressive footwear releases to that point.
The original Batman x Nike Air Trainer III was born for Burton’s 1989 film, and with the reception from Michael Keaton and his stuntmen being so overwhelmingly positive, Tinker took the sneaker-boot concept to new heights for ’92′s Batman Returns. For that sequel, Michael Jordan’s first championship-winning silhouette was made into an even more aggressive Batman x Air Jordan VI boot, with a shroud-like addition on the forefoot and an attached boot collar that actually played a role in the entire Batman ensemble. It’s particularly interesting to note Nike/Jordan’s immense influence over pop culture (even the early ’90s Batman figures wore AT3s and AJ6s!), and with last year’s release of the Mag 2011, could Jordan Brand take it a step further and release an Air Jordan VI ‘Dark Knight’?. Click through to see both styles, let us know which you’d pick in a fantasy scenario and stick with Sneaker News for more rare Air Jordans. Photos: NT/DeFY
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July 14th, 2012 by Aaron Hope
Steven Alan’s understated collabo designs started 2011 off with some strong momentum for the Nike Air Lava Dome, and in their latest styles, Nike Sportswear proves it doesn’t need to bring in an upscale menswear designer to achieve a similar effect. Applying monochromatic suede and nylon to two new grey and black styles gets you in the same neighborhood, but the black pair’s bright blue sockliner suggests these are hiding a bit more playfulness. Have a closer look at these upcoming releases, let us know which you like best and stick with Sneaker News for release info. via CT
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April 11th, 2012 by John Kim
Nike boots and Foamposites – we don’t really need to tell you where on the map these are appreciated, do we? Generally, Foamposites are an East coast affair, so the revelation of the Nike I-95 Posite Max is almost a clear tribute to the East, as the Interstate 95 travels down the Eastern coast, stopping at epicenters of Foamposite love, like New York City and the DMV area. The Nike I-95 Posite Max boot is an obvious hybridization between the Nike Air Flightposite and the Max Air-laden Boot outsole, combining the ‘indestructible’ Foamposite upper with weather-ready framework that’ll trudge through inclement weather with ease. Seen here in a Metallic Gold/Black finish, the Nike I-95 Posite Max will debut this Holiday 2012 season with an MSRP matching the LeBron 9 Elite – 250 smackaroos. Your thoughts on this new development? If you were a fan of 2010′s Bakin’ Posite Max, these should be right up your alley. Photo: TSG
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April 11th, 2012 by Aaron Hope
Back in early 2009, Sneaker News first scooped you on the Nike SFB (then Special Forces Boot) at a time when it was unclear to whom these would be marketed. The SFB has become a hit with combat officers and others who need the rugged protection of kevlar-sheathed leather, its midtop variant a great mix of that hardnosed appeal plus a potentially more wardrobe friendly shape. And now just as it followed big brother SFB to market, the Nike Special Field Boot Chukka comes to NIKEiD so you can customize its unique design with your own choice of earthy colors and camouflage patterns. A few sample pairs await your click below; which one looks most like what you’d create for your own pair at NIKEiD?
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March 18th, 2012 by Aaron Hope
Whether right now might be the absolute pinnacle is a subject for serious debate, but there’s no questioning Nike All Conditions Gear has been hotter over these past couple years than any time since the early ’90s explosion. One thing we haven’t seen much of from ACG, though, is models appearing in multiple heights to satisfy hikers and outdoorsmen of all tastes. Thankfully, that changes with the new Nike ACG Oze GTX in Mid and Low cuts, a model whose first three colorways display a range from organic and earthy all the way to classic ACG exuberance. Check them out up close after the jump and stick with Sneaker News for release info. via Shoe Planet
Nike ACG Oze GTX
Nike ACG Oze Mid GTX
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