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Air Jordan IV – White/Red ‘Laser’ Sample

April 6th, 2012 by | 23 comments

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Longtime keeper of the keys at Jordan Brand and recent Nike Sportswear transplant Gentry Humphrey has been known to stay around some slick samples, most recently being the first to show up with the Nike Air Foamposite One ‘Galaxy’ before we could even dream of the chaos sparked by their retail release. His recent entry into the Twitter-verse has him letting go some more looks at unreleased sneaks, with this picture showing off an alternate version of the Air Jordan IV ‘Laser’ that is a bit more whited out to an almost ‘History of Flight’ looking end. Are we looking at a possible upcoming release, since 2012 is the ‘Year of the IV’? Click through for the full shot and let us know in the comments if you prefer this alternate Air Jordan IV to the retail pair, and we’ll keep you updated.

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Gentry Humphrey Joins Twitter

March 30th, 2012 by | 10 comments

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Gentry Humphrey, the Product Creation Footwear Lead for Nike Sportswear, has joined Twitter. To kick off his introduction into the world of tweets and hashtags, Gentry posted up a picture of some sneakers – one of which was the Air Foamposite One ‘Galaxy’ sample that was scrapped in favor of the released version, which also featured a glow-in-the-dark outsole. Now that the man running all things NSW is accessible via Twitter, what other gems will be show off? Follow Gentry Humphrey on Twitter and let us know what crazy Foamposite hybrids you think he’s got in stock.

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Nike Air Foamposite One ‘Metallic Red’

October 31st, 2011 by | 58 comments

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It’s Foamposite mania today on Sneaker News, as we’ve already given you an in-depth preview of upcoming 2012 releases of the Nike Air Foamposite. During the Nike x SC event held over the weekend, Gentry Humphrey, now with the Nike Sportswear division, introduced a number of upcoming Foamposite renditions to be expected in 2012, like the ‘Galaxy’ Foamposite (previously dubbed the ‘What The Foam’) and a’ Slime’ Foamposite One. Expected to arrive this February is the Nike Air Foamposite One ‘Metallic Red’; this never-before-done colorway of the Foamposite has been on the list of ‘dream colorways’ for sneaker fans, as this rich, vibrant red has never been done on the Foam One before (there is a Foamposite Pro version, however). Continue reading for detailed angles on this new development and stick with Sneaker News as we’ll keep you on top of all Nike Air Foamposite news in info! via sole-land.

Nike Air Foamposite One ‘Metallic Red’

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Nike Air Foamposite – 2012 Preview

October 31st, 2011 by | 70 comments

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The most recently unveiled pair of Nike Air Foamposite Ones came with a ‘What the Foam’ nickname attached to its tie-dyed upper, and judging from the feedback we saw in the comments, ‘WTF’ was an appropriate descriptor.  Some have called them the ‘Galaxy All-Star’ Foamposite One, and no matter the name, they’re guaranteed to headline next year’s Nike Sportswear Foamposite lineup.  Then again, maybe it’ll be one of the more traditionally-colored editions that catches your eye, like the neon Ones, or maybe you’ll want the silver Pros with red and black trim?  Click through to see new NSW Product Cration Lead for Basketball and Football, Gentry Humphrey wearing the Galaxy Foams and showing off several others, and be sure to stick with Sneaker News for all the 2012 Nike Air Foamposite release dates.  via Justin Amazing//Shoepreme

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Gentry Humphrey Leaves Jordan Brand

September 21st, 2011 by | 37 comments

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In business, just like the sports world, sometimes a shake up in management can be just the right catalyst to push a team further towards the promised land. While Gentry Humphrey’s run at Jordan Brand has brought us some bold initiatives and unforgettable sneaker releases, everything comes to an end and it was recently announced that he would be leaving Jordan to take on a juicy new role across campus with Nike. Sneakerhead critics of the coarser breed have been discussing this for years, complaining of uninspired design and overdependence upon the past as reasons Jordan Brand might need a new man at the helm.  But just as the president of the United States can’t just wave a magic wand to fix the economy, Gentry Humphrey leaving his role as head Jumpman isn’t going to instantly transform Jordan Brand into some kind of utopian fantasy where everybody’s wishes are catered to individually – but it just might mean some big things for Nike Sportswear.

Humphrey had been working with Jordan since the brand was spun off from Nike Basketball in the late ’90s and now finds himself working with Nike Sportswear as the Product Creation Lead for Basketball and Football.  He’ll be leading NSW’s push to outfit the off-court/field activities for those sports’ cultures and promises to “introduce a few things that people will say ‘Damn…’!”  Let us know what you think about the move and Gentry’s tenure atop Jordan Brand, and be sure to stick with Sneaker News for all kinds of upcoming developments, because Humphrey says we’re going to see quite a bit from the Air Force 1 approaching its 30th anniversary!  Get over to TSG for a full interview with Gentry Humphrey explaining all this and more.

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