By most measures, the Air Jordan XX8 changed cushioning with the breakthrough technology of the Flight Plate. While the Schoeller Mesh shroud turned heads and offered aesthetic innovation, it’s performance
On the last day of the 2013-2014 NBA season, we share with you the third installment of our Sole Access series. We saw Spurs equipment manager Travis Wade take us inside each player’s locker at the AT&T Center, in addition to the practice facility in January, and had Lakers equipment manager Carlos Maples walk us through the lockers of Nick Young and Kendall Marshall earlier this month. In today’s episode, Dwayne Wilson, the most tenured equipment manager in the NBA, gives us an exclusive tour inside the locker room, equipment room and weight room of the Sacramento Kings. Check out these walkthroughs, the sneaker-filled lockers of DeMarcus Cousins, Derrick Williams and Rudy Gay, plus more behind-the-scenes info from Wilson about his day-to-day duties over the years.
While the sneaker world patiently awaits what’s in store from the Kanye x adidas line, Raf Simons is intent on holding down the fort for the Three Stripes, providing his own personal spin on the adidas Rising Star 2. Stripping off the stripes and ditching laces, Simons opts for a covering over the top of the sneaker, as varying materials make up the shoe’s upper, mostly seen in black and its analogous colors. Accents include blue, hot pink and red, strewn about the kick, adding to the sneaker’s futuristically forward thinking design. Have a gander at the Raf Simons x adidas Rising Star 2 Black/Red down below and hit up Wish now to cop a pair for $470.
Tailored for flight and featuring a Flight Weave upper for a personalized fit, here’s your first look at the Air Jordan XX9 via @DarrenRovell. Keep it locked to Nice Kicks for all the pertinent info regarding the latest Air Jordan, which is set to launch in September of this year and also includes Flight Plate technology.
Nike SB’s rendezvous with Eddie Huang and Baohaus NY has yielded an SB Dunk High, dubbed the “Chairman Bao,” and it is now seen here in detail. Similar to recent looks at the SB Dunk High, beige terry cloth-like suede drapes the upper, with white doing work as an accent on the laces, tongue and inner lining. Polarized blue creeps up on the outsole, with the color also touching upon the tongue tab. The Baohaus x Nike SB Dunk High “Chairman Bao” is now available at select Nike SB retailers.
Premium paneling and straightforward style define the new Nike Dunk Sky Hi Essential. Multiple materials are utilized to compose this Dunk Sky Hi for the ladies, offering a detailed option in simplistic fashion. A mesh base is paired with a nylon tongue, housing long-haired suede overlays and a reflective plastic Swoosh. Dressed in all black across the entire upper, white is the only contrasting color, seen on the tongue tag and midsole. Raise your rotation with a pair of the Sky Hi today for $100 at shopnicekicks.
Two of Vans’ time-tested kicks comprise a new collection, as Ray Barbee and Daniel Lutheran team up to present a trio of Vans Pro Classics. Similar vibes are channeled on the Pro versions of the Era 46 and Old Skool ’92, while a summertime option is introduced via the Era Pro courtesy of Lutheran. Check out the trio of Vans Pro Classics in the embedded photos and hit up Vans.com to score a pair now.