KD8 COMBINES FLYWEAVE TECHNOLOGY AND ARTICULATED NIKE ZOOM AIR FOR DURANT’S MOST INNOVATIVE NIKE SHOE

Nike made it official today by announcing the KD8.  I am excited for this shoe.  When the images first leaked, there were many critics… “this looks like the air max 2015″… “downgrade”… “where’s the strap?”  But for me, this seems to fit all of my wants in a hoop shoe… low cut, light weight, flexible, great cushioning, and traction.  I also am liking the possibilities with the Flyweave upper.  Here is to a successful line Nike and KD!!

Here are the highlights from the press release:

  • Flyweave technology upper – first Nike basketball shoe to use it.Woven textile that can be designed in high resolution, down to the pixel.
  • Articulated full-length Nike Zoom Air unit – first time there are notches strategically placed in the forefoot and heel to flex with the foot’s movement.
  • Flywire in the forefoot, locks you in.
  • Sabertooth Tiger tattoo on KD’s leg was a source of inspiration.  Predatory instincts, ferocity and prehistoric old soul… what?  But the heel design was designed to mimic a sabertooth’s fangs.
  • First release will be the “July 4th” colorway dropping on June 27th… in limited quantities… you know what that means.  The upper will contain firework inspired patterns.
  • The second colorway will be the red one from the images called, “V8″.  Inspired by Durant’s Camaro he had customized in 2010.

 

 

Image of more KD8 colorways published on KD’s instagram account:nike-kd-8-colorways-1

Nike News – KD7 “What The” Merges 18 Shoes Into One

In case you aren’t familiar with the “What The…” line from Nike, they are an attempt to mash-up and capture many of the best moments and various colorways for a particular signature model.  This year the WTKD7 has been inspired from 18 different releases (wow… just think about that… 18 colorways).  I know not everyone is a fan of this wild release but I enjoy them as a way to remember many of the shoes with one model.  See if you can spot the different colorways or you can always read the Nike article linked below to see which ones made the cut.

New KD7 What The shoe available June 20 combines various colors, patterns, graphics and technical details of popular KD7 colorways into a modern mashup.

Source: Nike News – KD7 “What The” Merges 18 Shoes Into One

BAIT x G.I. Joe x New Balance In-Store and Online Giveaway | Nice Kicks

Yoooo Joe!  Two of my favorite loves… kicks and G.I. Joe are teaming up.  New Balance has collaborated with BAIT on this special release to feature a “Cobra Commander” and “Roadblock” sneaker.  Also, if you are lucky enough to live near a BAIT shop and are one of the first 60 customers to buy both shoes, you will be walking away with a custom G.I. Joe or Cobra footlocker to store them in.  I guess I’ll take my chances with the online raffle.  I do like the Cobra Commander shoe better but that feels so wrong to go against the Joes… decisions… decisions.

With both its upcoming G.I. Joe x New Balance 710 “Roadblock” and 574 “Cobra Commander” collaborative offerings on tap to release on June 20th, BAIT is planning to do a special giveaway in […]

Source: BAIT x G.I. Joe x New Balance In-Store and Online Giveaway | Nice Kicks

Nike Kobe 10 USA Independence Day – Sneaker Bar Detroit

I told myself no more Kobe 10 until the flyknit low comes out but the “Independence Day” colorway is looking good.  I need a shot of that sole… gold ice?

The Nike Kobe 10 USA Independence Day, or commonly known as the 4th of July is set to release as part of the Nike Basketball 2015 USA Pack. The Kobe 10 USA

Source: Nike Kobe 10 USA Independence Day – Sneaker Bar Detroit

Nike KD 8 ‘USA’

I suspected a USA colorway but wasn’t sure it would fit in with the WTKD7 coming and the KD8 red colorway.  I am a huge fan of most USA colorways and I’m glad to see this one coming to light.  We need to see better shots of it first though before I can decide cop/drop.

INike, your products are not safe with anybody, man…even retail employees are leaking stuff. I guess that’s good for those that can’t wait to see what’s next. This USA colorway of the upcoming Nike KD 8 is scheduled to release on June 27 and looks to sport a firework upper for the 4th of July.

Source: Nike KD 8 ‘USA’

Nike KD 7 ‘What The’ – Official Look + Release Info

The first images of the KD7 “What The…” were leaked tonight.  For those of you who aren’t familiar, the “What The…” series mashes up the different colorways from throughout the line into one pair.  I can see the Global Games, Aunt Pearls, Christmas, All-star, etc.  They can look off-the-wall but that is what you will get with this type of design.  My first impressions are that this is better than the WTKD6.  Can’t wait to see more images.

There have been plenty of ‘What The’ moments this year regarding KD and his 7th signature sneaker, and to finish things off Nike plans on releasing the KD 7 in what is now a traditional colorway. Whether you love them or hate them, these take a little bit of every KD 7 release and blends them

Source: Nike KD 7 ‘What The’ – Official Look + Release Info

Nike iD Kobe 10 Designs | Sole Collector

Some are arguing the greatest Kobe X colorways are those of the Nike iD variety.  Here are a collection of some of the best.  Follow the link below to see all of the designs.  Below are some of my favorites.

Sneakerheads are coming up with better colorways than Nike.

Source: Nike iD Kobe 10 Designs | Sole Collector

Air Jordan 11 Retro Low ‘True Red’ – Release Date. Nike.com

When the Jordan 11 Bred originally came out, I drove all over town and ended up finding a 10.5.  I bought them and shoved my 11 size feet in them for a long time.  Hopefully my dogs will be more comfortable in a true size 11 with these lows.  They release on May 23, 2015.

AIR JORDAN 11 RETRO LOW ‘TRUE RED’

Source: Air Jordan 11 Retro Low ‘True Red’ – Release Date. Nike.com

KOBE X 'FUNDAMENTALS'

Kobe X ‘Fundamentals’ – Release Date. Nike.com

Is this the best Kobe X colorway so far?  I believe so but the verdict is out until we see the flyknit lows.

Find release dates and info for the Kobe X ‘Fundamentals’ on Nike.com. Follow all new releases with the Nike Launch Calendar.

Source: Kobe X ‘Fundamentals’ – Release Date. Nike.com

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BAIT Asics Gel Lyte V Splash City | SneakerNews.com

Bait collab with Asics to create the Gel Lyte V “Splash City” to celebrate the opening of their new store in San Francisco.  I love the color blocking and appreciate that there is just enough yellow… but not too much.

Source: BAIT Asics Gel Lyte V Splash City | SneakerNews.com