March 25th, 2012 by Aaron Hope
The Zoom Speed Cage+ is one of a select few AP-exclusive Zoom Air-cushioned running series that consistently move units in Japan while American consumers tend toward Max and LunarLon efforts. Its latest iteration would surely be welcome here in the states, though, the Nike Zoom Cage+ 3‘s featherweight Hyperfuse build just the kind of thing you’ll want as we run toward warmer weather. This above pictured colorup has a strong summer, almost tropical feel to it thanks to neon green and bright blue accents on the deep ocean blue base, and you can see more images after the jump below. Let us know if you’d buy these if they were available at US stores and stick with Sneaker News for more regional favorites from around the world. via SM
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February 17th, 2012 by Aaron Hope
When one thinks of Japanese-exclusive sneaker releases these days, images of the old days of the internet, extravagant special edition packaging and searching eBay in a frenzy come to mind. But aside from the super-limited collabos and otherwise top-tier releases, the AP market has quite a few designs that US sneakerheads would be forced to import, perhaps most notably in the running range. One example is the series pictured above in its third iteration, none of which have managed to make it Stateside over the past five years. The Nike Zoom Speed Cage+ 3 AP would probably be a hit over here too thanks to a breathable, lightweight construction and the still relatively unique visible Zoom Air in the heels of a Chicago-style colorup. You can click through to see more of this exotic foreign model, and let us know if this stars-and-lillies-emblazoned, asymmetrically-colored design is something you’d cop from a US Nike Running retailer, or if they’re better left to the patrons of Nike Harajuku in fashion forward Tokyo.
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