November 17, 2020 – If the ambition of Converse’s 2018 accord with artistic accumulation Brain Dead was to advance a arrangement of archival chaos, the point of its added collab is to zoom in on signature capacity — the foxing band on the Chuck 70, a low-cut collar and cartoon for the Bosey MC — to blow at expectation, exploring added interpretations of Converse’s heritage.
The Chuck 70 distorts the outsole architectonics and acme with EVA foam, abacus aberrant curve on the elastic rand. Reminiscent of the aboriginal collaboration, the high appearance an arrangement of cow book on tri-paneled canvas and includes Antipodal and Brain Dead co-branding.
The Bosey MC, a avant-garde booty on Converse’s 1940s Lakestream wading shoe, plays with a lower collar height and expresses the shoe’s account accomplishments through graphics. Brain Dead’s beheld appearance is complemented by concrete layering and capacity like a able cream collar lining, bond bend heel pulls and lacing cables.
Converse x Brain Dead Chuck 70 and Bosey MC will be accessible at wearebraindead.com, converse.com, DSMLA, DSMNY, Brain Dead Milano and added baddest retailers common November 19. An all-black adaptation of the Chuck 70 will be accessible alone at Dover Street Market.
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November 19, 2020
November 19, 2020 – After last year’s futuristic booty on the Chuck 70 and Pro Leather, AMBUSH® co-founder Yoon Ahn entered Converse’s abysmal athenaeum and landed on an hasty aisle to her added accord with the Boston-based brand.
“In my head, I consistently anticipate of the Chuck Taylor,” Ahn says. “But what was absolutely absorbing attractive in the annal was award the abounding altered shoes Antipodal has bogus over the years.”
Her appointment arise an arrangement of women’s cossack from the ’50s, mid-century aggressive shoes and, best exciting, a about 110-year-old knee-high wading boot. “When I saw the freshwater fishing boots, all of a sudden, I anticipation ‘this is absolutely absolutely fresh,’” says Ahn. “I didn’t apperceive Antipodal had bogus them and I basic to accompany out that ancillary of the cast again.”
The latest AMBUSH® articulation pulls Converse’s alfresco ancestry through with a afloat brace of a archetypal Duck boot, complete with abounding colors (including aloof atramentous and an active Blithe Blue) and sculptural lines. In abounding form, Antipodal x AMBUSH® CTAS Duck Cossack grants a genderless ancestry to functionality.
Bridging alfresco afflatus and ablaze colors additionally informs the Antipodal x AMBUSH® Chuck 70 — but in a added absurd fashion. Ahn adds a antic signature, a down-covered high bogus of Longwool, to the archetypal silhouette. “Why not do article that about mimics a agrarian creature?” she asks. “I anticipation it could be such a fun pairing.”
The Antipodal x AMBUSH® CTAS Duck Cossack and Chuck 70 Down-covered absolution November 21 in Greater China. A all-around absolution follows November 24.
November 19, 2020
November 19, 2020 – Breaking barriers through music and self-expression, Colombian J Balvin delivers a appropriate abundance of the Air Jordan I that’s absolute from Medellín and meant for the accomplished world. In design, he brings acute “colores” and “vibras” (Spanish for “colors” and “vibes” — and the names of Balvin’s acclaimed 2020 and 2018 albums) to his Air Jordan I x J Balvin.
“I was cerebration about how I could accept a confusing Air Jordan I,” says Balvin, the aboriginal Latino artist to coact with Jordan Brand. “I basic to be the actuality who absolutely dared to change the shapes and go all out. No one has affected the Air Jordan I like this before.”
The Air Jordan I x J Balvin’s adventurous bubble canvas high has jagged-edge accent and rounded-color wings that are meant to represent a cloud-like access — emblematic Balvin’s antecedent of energy. The artist’s smiley-face logo replaces the Jumpman logo on the larboard basal argot tag, while pink, white and atramentous laces and changeable patches (think a smiley face, a Jumpman, a basketball and lightning bolt) accredit wearers to adapt the shoe based off their affection and artistic expression.
The Air Jordan I x J Balvin releases globally December 8 on SNKRS and at the beneath retailers.
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November 16, 2020
November 16, 2020 – Jordan Cast opens the new year with its Spring 2021 Awakening Cossack Collection. The arrangement introduces three new women’s exclusives (including the aboriginal women’s abundance of the Air Jordan IX) and beginning iterations of the Air Jordan I, IV and V, amidst others.
Women’s Air Jordan IXThis absolute archetypal marks the aboriginal time Jordan Cast has alien the Air Jordan IX to its women’s line. The Air Jordan IX, which was originally arise during MJ’s aboriginal retirement from basketball, tells an all-embracing adventure that uses the shoes’ outsoles as its canvas. Through audible all-around cartoon and words in altered languages, the shoe illustrates MJ’s appulse and access about the world. That affect lives on today, apparent in this women’s absolute archetypal which appearance the phrase “Change the World” on the heel loop. The shoe additionally employs different blush schemes on both shoes appliance vegetable-tanned abstracts and accustomed plant-based dyes.
Women’s Air Jordan I HI OGThis women’s absolution offers a aberration on the Air Jordan I Gold Toe, switching out the apparent gold from that archetypal for “crinkle” argent — aggressive by amplitude addition and the approaching of flight. The shoe’s blush blocking balances 18-carat atramentous accoutrement overlays on the toe, argot and collar, a white division console and midsole, and cockle argent capacity on the ankle, heel and toe box. This archetypal comes in continued allocation (women’s 5 up to women’s 16.5/ men’s 3.5 up to men’s 15).
Air Jordan I Awakening HI OGFamiliar colors activated with a beginning color-blocking arrangement characterize this Air Jordan I Awakening HI OG. The shoe brings 18-carat University Dejected accoutrement to the ankle, heel, toe and outsole, atramentous on the Swoosh and collar and contrasts it with a white division panel, midsole, argot and toe box. A atramentous Wings logo with University Dejected branding on the argot accomplishment off the model’s apple-pie and archetypal detailing.
Air Jordan I Awakening HI OGThis new booty on the archetypal Air Jordan I Awakening HI OG takes afflatus from assorted architectonics cues acclimated in antecedent Air Jordan I models. Foldable eyelet-flaps, apparent cream on the argot with a antipodal argot tag and tri-tonal color-blocking of Volt, University Gold and Sail accompanying pay admiration to iterations of the accomplished while creating a new beheading of the model.
Air Jordan III RetroRe-releasing for the aboriginal time back 2007, this Air Jordan III Awakening allotment with true-to-form appearance and upgraded materials. With hits of Sport Red and Orange Peel on the tongue, eyelets, Air bag and heel tab, the upgraded architectonics appearance a 18-carat accoutrement upper, matte-finished midsole and albatross book overlays on the forefoot and heel. This awakening arrives in a abounding ancestors offering.
Women’s Air Jordan IVAnother women’s exclusive, afflatus from amplitude analysis showcases the backbone and adorableness of the abstruse abstracts acclimated in spacesuits beyond this Air Jordan IV. The high is bogus of a atramentous and Starfish Orange brownish cobweb and is complemented by matte TPU heel tabs and wings. Atramentous cobweb applique on the division console and argot basal advance up to a raw-edge architectonics on the argot high advertisement the cream actual underneath. Hits of orange on the toe and heel of the elastic outsole complete the look.
Air Jordan IV RetroWith University Dejected 18-carat suede accoutrement upper, this new arrangement of the Air Jordan IV combines exceptional abstracts with a archetypal Jumpman blush scheme. The shoe’s architectonics appearance OG cobweb applique on the division console and argot basal with apparent adhesive beat on the midsole, heel tabs and wings and is completed by a alloyed amateur tag on the tongue. This archetypal comes in new packaging and is accessible in men’s and brand academy sizing.
Air Jordan V RetroAn change of the Air Jordan V Stealth, which originally arise in 2006, this archetypal puts a beginning aberration on the accustomed colorway. An all-white 18-carat accoutrement high with the OG argent cogitating argot are absolute by atramentous on the midsole with a dejected beat accomplishment and dejected on the applique toggle and sockliner. The shoe, which comes with new packaging, releases in abounding ancestors sizing.
Air Jordan V RetroCelebrating the iconic textural elements of the Air Jordan V in new places, this reconstructed and reconfigured abundance sees the OG cogitating actual about begin on the argot high now on the division console and argot bottom. This installment, absolution in men’s and brand academy sizing, mixes suede leather, bolt and translucence in new means while additionally advancement OG capacity like the authentication “23” branding on the heel and beat accomplishment on the midsole.
Air Jordan IX RetroTaking a added attenuate access to the Air Jordan IX, this arrangement pairs chastened tones of atramentous and charcoal on 18-carat nubuck accoutrement with ancestor of University Gold throughout the sockliner and branding on the midsole, argot and heel. The archetypal maintains an OG architectonics and is accessible in a abounding ancestors offering.
Air Jordan XIII RetroIncorporating archetypal Starfish Orange — a blush abiding in contempo Jordan Cast history — this booty on the Air Jordan XIII sits an OG genuine quilted accoutrement high aloft the accustomed bobcat paw-like outsole. Complete with the holographic cat’s eye forth with a carbon cilia brand plate, this awakening comes with OG packaging and releases in abounding ancestors sizing.
Models from the Jordan Cast Spring 2021 Awakening Accumulating will be accessible in January on SNKRS.
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November 12, 2020
November 12, 2020 – Every year, one bisected of the biannual Nike N7 accumulating runs in bike with Native American Ancestry Month, which highlights the acceptance of Aboriginal communities in abstraction modern-day North America. Kyrie Irving’s own story, one of aboriginal rediscovery, inspires the blush arrangement of this year’s winter accumulating with a design fatigued from the brilliant batt and brand he accustomed during his Standing Rock Sioux Tribe allotment commemoration in 2018.
The cossack includes beautiful, brilliantly-colored radial patterns on the Air Max 1, SB Blazer Low GT and Irving’s Kyrie 6 (available now), which appearance a haptic clear that references the ability he accustomed during his ceremony. The patterns additionally arise on new Nike N7 accoutrement — hoodies, long- and short-sleeve T-shirts and leggings. Core to the accumulating is a acceptance in affirmation of heritage, arch athletes like Irving on adventurous claimed explorations to ascertain their histories. In Irving’s case, the adventure drives him to apostle for a bigger approaching for Standing Rock and Aboriginal communities through activism and accord with N7.
“I’m acutely appreciative to be Lakota Sioux, and at the aforementioned time, I’m still in the action of diving added into advertent who I am and area I appear from,” says the Brooklyn Nets point guard. “Everything that comes with my accomplishments is article I’ve consistently accepted, but I didn’t necessarily accept it until now. The immense pride I feel comes from this adventure I’ve been on, this rediscovery I’ve bogus in my developed life.”
The Nike N7 winter accumulating releases November 13 on nike.com and at baddest Hibbett retailers. Baddest Nike doors and retailers will additionally re-stock the Kyrie 6 N7.
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November 11, 2020
November 11, 2020 – Celebrating 25 years of the Air Jordan XI, Jordan Brand commemorates the storied silhouette with two releases that accompanying pay account to the Jumpman past and attending to the future: the Air Jordan XI Jubilee and Air Jordan XI Adapt.
Air Jordan XI JubileeInspired by aboriginal sketches of the Air Jordan XI, the 25th anniversary estimation of the archetypal incorporates a brownish argent Jumpman logo and “JORDAN” on the eyelets. The heel has an abstract argent “23” with a printed “25” on the insoles to bless 25 years of greatness. On the argot is a appropriate stitched “JUMPMAN” and “JORDAN” tag.
The Jumpman himself debuted the Air Jordan XI in 1995 afterwards abiding from his aboriginal retirement; the Air Jordan XI Jubilee celebrates the bearing of a cultural figure and one of the best admired sneakers in basketball history. The moment is alternate by argent accents and account (the metal is the attribute of a Jubilee anniversary), which flash across an all-black cobweb and genuine apparent accoutrement upper.
Air Jordan XI AdaptTwenty-five years afterwards aboriginal sketches of Tinker Hatfield’s Air Jordan XI architectonics aflame his absorbed to accomplish a laceless shoe, Jordan Cast incorporates Nike Adapt ability lacing technology into one of its best iconic models while actual commutual to the original silhouette.
“Where the Air Jordan XI Jubilee celebrates the affluent history of the Air Jordan XI, the Adapt abundance takes the contour into Jordan Brand’s future,” says Martin Lotti, Jordan Cast VP/Chief Architectonics Officer. “By folding in the best of Nike technology, we’ve delivered on Tinker’s aboriginal eyes of the Air Jordan XI, while accompanying alms wearers the best alone Jumpman shoes to date.”
The Nike Adapt technology, which has been acclimated on Nike achievement basketball product as able-bodied as Nike sportswear, breathes new activity into Jordan Cast innovation. Controlled by the wearer through Nike’s Adapt App, the advanced 2020 abundance of the Air Jordan XI provides real-time personalization and incomparable fit and feel. Through the app, which will affection a Jordan-flavored interface, users can adapt the Adapt buttons on the shoe’s midsole by personalizing the blush arrangement and aflame arrangement of the buttons’ lights — making the technology an burning addendum of the footwear.
The Air Jordan XI Jubilee releases in abounding ancestors allocation December 12 on SNKRS and the Air Jordan XI Adapt drops December 30 on SNKRS.
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November 11, 2020
November 11, 2020 – If there is a affiliation cilia in Cactus Plant Flea Market’s advancing cossack collaborations, it is in award means to bless a human, optimistic viewpoint. Air and sunshine abide themes, with variations of CPFM’s different DIY administration articulating the vibe ceremony time. With the Nike Dunk, CPFM toys with accurate coaction amid air, sunshine and shoe through a activating ablaze refraction created with Swarovski® crystals.
The aftereffect is maximized by an abstract cartography for the crystals. There is an colossal Swoosh, adopted from the above-mentioned CPFM Nike Blazer, added added to the argot and advertisement bifold applique flaps. All the angles of the crystals advice the shoe become article like a disco ball.
In accoutrement the upper, an amiss hand-feel appliance of the crystals is accurate to both CPFM’s artful and Swarovski’s abstruse acumen. Activated to the archetypal basketball silhouette, the alliance of the two practices gives the Douse a accomplished new shine.
The Nike x Cactus Plant Flea Market Douse Low with Swarovski® crystals releases November 18, forth with the Nike x Cactus Plant Flea Market aloof do it. Hooded Pullover with Swarovski® crystals, exclusively at cactusplantfleamarket.com.
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November 10, 2020
November 10, 2020 – In 1976, the final American Basketball Association (ABA) All-Star Game, which coincided with the league’s celebrated alliance with the NBA, was the armpit of an important first: the countdown Slam Douse contest, area Julius “Dr. J” Erving wowed the Denver army with his iconic foul-line dunk, instituting a new artistic accord amid the game’s art and athleticism. Arch into the 45th ceremony of the merger, Antipodal releases an ABA-inspired abridged for baddest basketball models — the All Brilliant BB Evo, the G4 and the lifestyle-driven Chuck 70 — that applies the aforementioned affectionate blush treatments as the league’s basketball.
All three silhouettes affection an apply red, white and blitz dejected blush scheme. The All Brilliant BB Evo continues the model’s abrupt split-shoe design, abacus a birr of gold to the signature Antipodal Brilliant Chevron logo, while the G4 includes attenuate agee red and dejected account amid the shoe’s centermost and crabbed sides. The ABA logo appears on the argot of both silhouettes (the Evo additionally shows the logo on the outsole).
The Chuck 70 circuit out the trio; its high appearance an all-over book clear with the logos of some nostalgically-storied franchises, such as the San Diego Conquistadors, the Pittsburgh Condors, the Oakland (wait for it…) Oaks and more.
The Antipodal ABA abridged releases November 12 at converse.com and baddest all-around retailers.
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November 08, 2020
November 08, 2020 – As Nike continues to celebrate 30 years of the Air Max 90, the first Nike sneaker to be broadly accustomed in Russia sees its own city-inspired iteration, the Nike Air Max 90 Moscow, which celebrates the affluent history and avant-garde architectonics of Russia’s capital.
The Nike Air Max 90 Moscow employs a Smoke Gray blush scheme, which is an admiration to bounded architectonics and the city’s abatement sky. This is combined with Infrared and Lazer Dejected elements (a nod to the shoe’s original color blockings) to reflect the city’s night lights. The Nike Air Max 90 Moscow upper, bogus of archetypal accoutrement and suede, additionally appearance cogitating touches to signify the affected artful of the skyscrapers that confused the city’s skyline.
“Speed” and “City,” begin in Cyrillic on the heel and the sockliner, accredit to the activating accent of the megalopolis.
The shape of the Nike Air Max 90 Moscow is a 2020 recraft, featuring a sleeker, lower toe, and a arrangement breach of the aboriginal Swoosh appearance on the medial side and a TPU underlay with the aboriginal logo shape.
The Nike Air Max 90 Moscow releases November 14 at baddest retailers in Moscow and on the SNKRS and SNKRS apps.
November 05, 2020
November 05, 2020 – One year ago, Seoul-born hip-hop brilliant G-DRAGON arise his aboriginal collaborative Nike Air Force 1 “Para-noise.” The shoe, congenital on the able artist’s admired silhouette, akin G-DRAGON’s acceptance in artistic barter of account to a architectonics bogus to about-face with the wearer. In 2020, the Nike Air Force 1 “Para-noise” reverses its blush arrangement to white, but retains its self-expressive character.
G-DRAGON angle self-actualization as a way through arduous times, a mindset he calls “Youtopia.” In his shoe, as the white high gives way to his painting, ceremony wearer creates an alone artful based on their different journey.
“Even admitting aggregate is ambiguous these days, we shouldn’t stop cogent ourselves as the way we are, and creating our own world,” says G-DRAGON. “With these footsteps actuality connected, we will acquisition our utopia overextension in advanced of our eyes. I dream of every one of you cogent yourselves advisedly in the Youtopia that you actualize for yourselves.”
The Nike x G-DRAGON AF1 “Para-noise” releases globally November 25.