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Inside Nike Sportswear Designer Nate Van Hook’s Sketchbook

April 9th, 2012 by | 6 comments

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It’s clear that some of the most creative and visionary minds of footwear and apparel design are centralized in Beaverton, OR. One such individual is Nathan Van Hook, who has created quite the list of achievements in his run as Senior Footwear Designer for NSW; Sneaker News had the opportunity to pick his brain when his Aina Chukka released in early Summer 2010, and during the two years that passed, Van Hook has penned some of the sickest NSW offerings, like the Nike Zoom Meriwether and Nike Lunar MacLeay. Today, we get a visual exploration of Van Hook’s design concepts, as seen in his preliminary sketches and 3-D renderings. Just how does an idea become a sneaker? A quick look at Van Hook’s sketches below might answer that question.

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Nike Sportswear ‘Gum Leather Sole’ Pack QS – New Images

December 12th, 2011 by | 5 comments

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Rumors circulating in the middle of this year regarding the Nike Toki‘s demise (or at least temporary retirement) were premature, and the Nike Sportswear lifestyle sneaker lineup is all the better for it. They’ve come together with to of the Swoosh’s dressier best and this trio of leather-wrapped-gumsoled Quickstrikes instantly stands out as among the nicest looking casual packs NSW has ever issued. A Henna brown leather Toki Supreme is joined by the relatively new Hachi in Pecan and an Aina Chukka whose woven body is cast in Dark Cinder with a moccasin toe added for good measure. This trio is a promising look at what we might expect from Beaverton’s top-tier casual releases moving forward; which of the three catches your eye? Click through for a series of new images and expect these in the US soon; they drop tomorrow at Tokyo’s Nike Harajuku.

Nike Toki Supreme QS

Nike Hachi Supreme QS

Nike Aina Chukka Supreme QS
Dark Cinder/Dark Cinder

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Nike Sportswear ‘Gum Leather Sole’ Pack QS

December 1st, 2011 by | 1 comment

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Nike Sportswear continues to diversify their range of lifestyle sneakers, dropping this quick strike pack with a collection of mids that adopt the brown shoe look. The trio consists of the Nike Toki, Nike Hachi, and the Nike Aina Chukka which all get a deep tan leather for the upper. The truly remarkable part comes on the lower construction though, with a leather midsole wrapping around the shoe and gum bottoms for the outsole. The Swoosh styling on these is pretty minimal, showing up through the perforated sections on the Hachi and Toki and even less than that on the Aina Chukka, resulting in a pretty clean look. Get the full view after the jump and stick with us for release info on this capsule from NSW. via Tenisufki

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Nike Aina Chukka NW – Black – Varsity Royal

June 14th, 2011 by | 1 comment

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The first non-woven Aina Chukka released at Nike Sportswear’s New York flagship store on Friday, but what if you couldn’t make it to 21 Mercer this weekend?  Thanks to the wonders of the internet, those of you needing your Nike Aina Chukka NW fix can satisfy your urges.  And it’s only natural to see this Aina’s buttery smooth black leather upper and its ‘Space Jam’-esque colorway and feel like they’d earn significant time in your sneaker rotation.  Click through to see some new photos of the black leather non-woven Aina Chukka and grab yours today from SNS.

Nike Aina Chukka NW
Black/Black-Varsity Royal

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Nike Aina Chukka NW + Talache AC ND @ 21 Mercer

June 10th, 2011 by | 1 comment

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Nike Sportswear has so many great designs to draw upon from their Beaverton vaults that some of the less frequently seen models only come around every few months.  Luckily, NSW’s 21 Mercer flagship store in New York has just announced the upcoming release of two lesser seen favorites in the Nike Aina Chukka and Talache Low.  The Aina comes with ‘NW’ appended to its name to signify the unprecedentedly non-woven side panels it uses, sharing the black upper/white sole/blue sockliner motif (Space Jam, anyone?) with the vulc soled Talache AC.  Click through to see more and look for these starting Saturday, June 11th at 21 Mercer.

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