Browsing the "Manny Pacquiao" Tag
February 27th, 2012 by John Kim
Manny Pacquiao will go down in history as one of Nike’s most celebrated professional athletes, forging a legacy of success and competition while bringing Nike to a sports-crazed Filipino nation. The global impact of Manny Pacquiao as the ‘Michael Jordan of boxing’ was unfathomable, but major plans were indeed in the works when Nike and Manny signed a major endorsement contract extension in the Summer of 2011. We can still count on Manny being the international phenomenon that he is, but it might not be with the Nike Swoosh in his corner; Manny Pacquiao and his legal counsel known as the Creative Talent & Advisory Group, LLC (‘CTAG’) are in talks with Nike of making the switch to Jordan Brand as the iconic logo to push his brand, deeming the ‘Michael Jordan of boxing’ title all the more accurate.
Manny and CTAG cite numerous reasons for this switch; for one, Manny is a huge basketball fan and own his own pro-basketball team in the Philippines, and many of his fans in Asia consider the Jumpman more of a recognizable and iconic logo than Nike’s Swoosh. Notwithstanding, this deal stands to benefit all parties included. This switch could potentially allow Manny and his brand to make stronger impressions on a global level while giving Jordan Brand its first athlete to possibly match Michael Jordan’s cultural impact. As for Nike, which can understandably seem like the odd man out, Jordan Brand is a subsidiary of Nike, so Jordan Brand’s success with Manny will also be Nike’s. Your thoughts on this switch – on Nike letting go one of its major endorsees and Jordan Brand gaining yet another marketable boxing superstar since Roy Jones Jr.? Let us know in the comments section below and be sure to stick with Sneaker News for more updates regarding this switch. via boxingscene
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February 22nd, 2012 by John Kim
2012 is about making it “count”, getting your rear into gear and itemizing every single movement of your body into athletic motion and putting it toward the greater goal of improving your overall self. The Nike+ program began by integrating a data-recording system for running, counting steps and heart rates for the serious runner, but for the serious basketball player, Nike+ now introduces a new technology to zero in on performance and movements specific to the sport by monitoring not only speed, but also vertical elevation and overall intensity of a workout through integrated technology at various data-gathering centers on the sole. Nike+ Training introduces a hardcore workout for the athlete with purpose; with specific programs consisting of a series of short, sharp workouts designed for maximum fitness, speed and strength, each modeled workout is demonstrated on-screen to provide guidance and motivation – like a futuristic virtual personal trainer. The results from each day’s workout are then delivered right to your phone where you can keep track of your progress and even share and compare your data with friends and others via social media.
Nike+ Training will be introduced by Mark Parker with some of the world’s premier athletes who have succeeded at the highest levels of their sports like all-world boxer Manny Pacquiao, Superbowl Champion Victor Cruz, and world-class sprinter Allyson Felix. The new Nike+ technology was summed up best by LeBron James, who will wear the shoe this summer in the Olympic Games: “Giving every player access to this level of information will have a huge impact on the way players train and play the game.” There’s nothing like a little motivation through self-improvement to take your game to the next level, so being able to gauge your daily output in tangible numbers provides a revolutionary innovation in the world of sports training that’s sure to pay dividends for those who take advantage. The new Nike+ technology will be featured in the entire Nike LunarLon+ Collection, which includes the Nike Hyperdunk+, the Lunar Hyper Workout+ and Lunar TR1+, all of which will release on June 29th. Stay tuned for an event recap of the unveiling of the new Nike+ technology and let us know your thoughts on this new state-of-the-art advancement!
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October 28th, 2011 by John Kim
Manny Pacquiao’s got a lot on his plate right now, with the upcoming November 12th bout against Juan Manuel Marquez being his primary focus. It’s Manny’s hardcore training and dedication that makes him the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world – perhaps one of the best in the history of the sport – so it’s no surprise that he represents the leading athletic outfitter in the world in Nike. Earlier this year, Nike Training released a special PacMan-inspired colorway of the Trainer 1.3 Max, but this new edition is actually of the ‘Breathe’ variety, featuring additional ventilation on the upper. Additional details include the gradient scheme on the midsole, the special insoles, and the message of ’Equality, Valor, Truth’ printed on the inner face of the tongue. These were originally an October 27th release, but it appears that they’ve been pushed back a bit – possibly for a date closer to the actual fight. Eastbay has them for pre-order right now (shipping on November 7th), so head there to reserve your pair.
Nike Trainer 1.3 Max
White/Varsity Royal-Varsity Red
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May 6th, 2011 by Aaron Hope
At the exact moment of this writing, Manny Pacquiao is pictured on the ESPN homepage during his final preparations, his teal gloves in contact with a black double end bag. ‘Manny knows titles’ reads Pac-Man’s shirt, and there are plenty of other Manny Pacquiao x Nike collaborations hitting on this weekend of his fight with Shane Mosely. Pacquiao’s Nike Trainer 1.3 has just hit NikeStore, its bold Varsity Royal upper ready to run on a 360-degree Max Air cushion. Will the ‘Champion’ script on their insoles still ring true after Saturday night’s contest? You’ll have to check it out on pay-per-view to find out but if you’re after the Pac-Man Trainer 1.3, you’d better get to NikeStore immediately.
Nike Trainer 1.3
Varsity Royal/White-Varsity Red
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April 24th, 2011 by John Kim
Manny Pacquiao’s got his mind set on Shane Mosley for their early-May bout, and Nike has plans to showcase their best and brightest Nike Trainers like the Nike Zoom Huarache TR Low and the Nike Trainer 1.3 on the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. Here’s a new detailed look at the Manny Pacquiao x Nike Trainer 1.3; it features a one-piece upper with Flywire panels on the outrigger and Hyperfuse integration on the upper construction, with a bold Swoosh and NIKE branding on the heel and an uber-comfortable 360 Max Air outsole. The Royal Blue/Red/Gold colorway matches the national flag of PacMan’s home country of the Philippines as well. A special insole featuring a ‘CHAMPION’ detail is also featured, with Manny’s MP logo on the tongue. Check out the detailed images below and stay tuned for a release on May 6th.
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April 21st, 2011 by John Kim
Manny Pacquiao’s got a date on Saturday Night (May 7th to be exact) with Sugar Shane Mosley. The two will face off in what will be an explosive match-up pitting the Filipino southpaw against the California native who has won world titles in three different weight divisions. You can gear up for fight night with the Manny Pacquiao x Nike Zoom Huarache TR Low, which features a White/Varsity Royal/Red upper with pristine gold accents on the swoosh on the heel and the special medallion logo located on the tongue. Who do you have winning the May 7th fight? Check out the extra images of the Manny Pacquiao x Nike Zoom Huarache TR Low and prepare for a release tonight at midnight on Nikestore and tomorrow at 21 Mercer.
Nike Zoom Huarache TR Low
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April 20th, 2011 by John Kim
Manny Pacquiao has been the gleaming face of boxing over the last half decade thanks to his relentless discipline in the sport and dedication to excellence. He has certainly displayed those notions throughout his career, winning in eight different weight divisions and boasting 52 professional victories. The Manny Pacquiao Summer 2011 Footwear and Apparel Collection celebrates PacMan’s illustrious career and storied background as he prepares for his May 7th bout, and the resounding theme throughout the entire capsule is his Filipino heritage, seen in the color combinations akin to the Filipino flag. Included in the set is the Nike Zoom Huarache TR Low and the Nike Trainer 1.3, two of Nike’s leading performance training footwear designs, and Manny Pacquiao’s Ring Boot that exemplifies PacMan’s blinding speed and quickness. The apparel, which includes various t-shirts and training gear, illustrate Manny’s heritage and fight mentality. Continue reading for a detailed look at the Manny Pacquiao Summer 2011 Collection and watch for this great capsule to release at Nike retailers soon.
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