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.
Paying homage to Glenn Robinson’s last year in the NBA with the San Antonio Spurs, who once had blue and pink in their logo, the Reebok The Rail is on its way in a Blue/Pink-Grey style code. The Big Dog was known in the league for his hard-nosed style of play, inspiring his signature sneaker that is just as aggressive. Originally born in 1996, the durable design now relaxes in refreshing fashion. This representative uses a grey nubuck base, accented by the Spurs’ throwback tones of teal and pink on the medial and lateral panels. Black and white contribute additional contrast throughout on this hot makeup that will drop in both adult and grade school sizes, as seen above. Get the “Spurs” Rails when they release in limited quantities for $100 on April 25th at select RBK retailers, including Reebok.com.
Seen recently on performance kicks, adidas’ Primeknit material has now landed on one of their retros, as the adidas Originals Campus 80s is the latest sneaker to don the knit textile. Coming forth in two colorways, burgundy and navy, the Primeknit Campus 80s utilize a completely knitted upper, save for the inclusion of leather on the Three Stripes branding. Rubber is added to the mix via the sole, which features the classic herringbone pattern on the bottom. The adidas Originals Campus 80s Primeknit will available at Hanon on April 26.
The brand that was originally founded on a track in Oregon now has a new long-term partnership with the national USA Track & Field program. Originally joining forces in 1991, Nike has announced that the brand will significantly increase support of all USATF programs through the year 2040. Since being founded by U of O track athlete Phil Knight and his coach Bill Bowerman in 1964, Nike has been affiliated with USATF many times in the past, most notably when Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson donned metallic gold Swoosh spikes. Nike has exclusively designed and provided the Track & Field uniforms for the last six Olympic Games, and will maintain its status as the exclusive sponsor and supplier in the footwear, apparel and retail categories. On top of the main stage, Nike will now fully support Paralympic and masters teams with USA gear and will outfit all participating teams in international competitions, from the Olympic Games to the World Junior Championships.
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Born from running roots, Nike continues to build on their legacy with the release of the “Stronger Every Run” Collection. The Free Run 5.0 and Lunaracer+ 3 have been chosen to represent the brand and Boston 2014, with each displayed in both men’s and women’s versions. A combination of white, black, electric green and metallic silver is seen on the color palette of each sneaker, with each one mixing it up for a different vibe. The Nike “Stronger Every Run” Collection is now available at Nike.com while supplies last.
We can now see the Future in color. After rolling out two different style codes that each featured a woven black upper, the Jordan Future is twisted up with a blast of color. The “Multicolor” rendition intertwines vivid orange with white, black and grey strands to create a checkered appearance up top. A white midsole and ice blue outsole from the iconic Air Jordan 11 keeps everything in line on this eye-catching makeup that is set to hit limited shelves this weekend. Get an up close and personal look from Wish ATL below, and tell us in the feedback space underneath if you’re a suitor of the “Multicolor” Future.