April 26th, 2012 by John K.
“If I could just a little bit of sunshine in their life…”
Bo knows how to inspire. The multi-sport mega-athlete is embarking on a 300-mile biking journey through his home state of Alabama, which is currently mired in a state of disarray as it was recently hit with a massive tornado. Bo Jackson’s goal? To raise $1 million for the Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund to assist with the recovery. Joining him are a group of other prominent Nike athletes, like Ken Griffey Jr., Scottie Pippen, Lance Armstrong, and Picabo Street, and during this ride, Bo will wear four special colorways of the Nike LunarTR1 decorated in colors that represent his success and contributions to his former college and professional teams, like Auburn and the LA Raiders. At the end of the ride, a special event will take place this Saturday at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre with Bo, the families of the victims, ride sponsors, survivors, and more. Take a look at the inspirational video below and check out all four colorways of these ‘Bo Bikes ‘Bama’ colorways and let us know what you think.
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February 22nd, 2012 by John K.
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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February 22nd, 2012 by Brendan Dunne
Nike’s Lunar line just got considerably deeper, with four new models on their way featuring the patented light-weight sole technology. New iterations of flagship silhouettes are in order, with the Nike Lunar Hyperdunk 2012 and the Nike Lunarglide+ 4 on their way. Rounding out the pack is a trainer in the form of the Nike LunarTR1, which comes in at 11.4 ounces for a feathery ride, with Hyperfuse construction in place to give you plenty of support as well. The debut colorway stays in line with the rest of the pack, with pristine white upper paneling that pairs well with the glowing green of the bottom half. Follow us after the jump to get the full shots, and let us know which sneakers you’ll be picking up from the latest round of Lunar goodies.
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