Who’s taking the title for 2014 CSS MVP? While two months of the year are already in the books, we have last year’s top runner ups showing up in mid-season form. Jason Sudeikis proves that the sometimes the best kicks are on the sideline, while Trinidad Jame$ rocks past, present and future from Jordan Brand. All-CSS standouts aside, we catch Pharrell tossing his name in the hat for future first team honors, ScHoolboy Q channeling Marty McFly and Yesus from B.I.C. breaking out AJ11s from 11 years ago. See who wore what over the course of the last week and let us know who brought it the hardest by voting in the poll, on Twitter and in the comment section.
The latest release of Michael Jordan’s third signature is a brand new colorway that gives off a classic vibe. Featuring a style similar to a few of the shoe’s original looks, the Air Jordan 3 “Infrared 23″ features a white tumbled leather base with traditional cement and black elephant print. New details comes from the recently-trending infrared hue, adding fresh flare to the timeless silhouette. First time colorways bring brand new opportunities from a styling standpoint, and this latest style code of the AJ 3 presents a wide array of options. From denim and sweatpants, to cuffed pants and khakis, the “Infrared 23″ 3s allow for individual styling.
Surf through our latest On-Foot Look to get a full preview of how the Air Jordan 3 “Infrared 23″ will look when worn with different styles of pants. Tell us what you plan to hook them up with in the comment box at the bottom of the page, and find the latest Jordan 3s on March 8th at select Jordan Brand retailers, including in-store at the Nice Kicks Shop.
Season 4 is all about pioneers, hence the title “Season of Firsts.”
Following Paul Rodriguez, the first professional skater featured in our Sneak Peek series, we trek to New Jersey for a detailed look inside East Coast boutique owner Adam G. aka Soley Ghost’s amazing shoe collection of unseen samples and sought-after retros.
The first Sneak Peek filmed outside of a home is now here.
Nike’s skateboarding department and Michael Jordan’s personal brand have merged to create the much-anticipated Nike SB x Air Jordan 1. Paying homage to the longtime relationship between the two, the first rendition of the mashup is designed by multimedia artist Craig Stecyk. Coming in a green and black colorway that features a chroma-like finish, the inaugural SB Air Jordan 1 contains detailing in the form of a black and white polka dot print around the ankle collar and tongue. Stecyk’s signature tribal visual print adds another element, stamping “AJ One SB” on the heels and inner lining. Get a closer look at the collaborative production between two different cultures below, and prepare for these to drop in on March 15th at select Nike SB and Air Jordan dealers.
Where’s Usher getting his kicks these days? Following all-gold takes on the Air Jordan 3 and Air Jordan 9, Mr. Raymond switches his style up with an Air Jordan 11 “Elephant Print” debut. Set to a grey base, this AJ11 swaps the standard patent leather mudguard for that of 3M elephant print. Are these a one-of-one for Usher or the latest drop the from the Jordan LAB collection? Stay tuned to Nice Kicks for more information.
It appears that Mr. Football has made it official with the Swoosh. According to a report from ESPN, Johnny Manziel has inked with Nike. The high profile Heisman winner ranks atop the biggest names in the draft and most exciting players to watch, coming off a dynamic two-year campaign with Texas A & M. While Manziel sported adidas as an Aggie, upon declaring for the draft he aligned with Beaverton’s big dog, LeBron James, Maverick Carter and their LRMR representation group. Darren Rovell reports that it is in fact a done deal and that Manziel will be the highest paid rookie in this year’s draft class. Stay tuned to Nice Kicks for more details on the Johnny Football x Nike partnership.
Inspired by the past, intended for the future, the adidas ZX 5000 RSPN draws from the later line of ZX joggers. Drawing from track and trail running models from the famed franchise, this stripped down silo gets jazzed up in an array of bold colorways. A slick sockliner caters to comfort on the ZX 5000 RSPN, with suede paneling keeping composition quite premium. Check out the upcoming makeups in the photos below and hit up your local adidas Originals account for availability.
The #menswear movement takes a West Coast vacation with the Vans CA “Primera” Pack. The Old Skool, Madero and Chukka Boot silos take well to leather, herringbone and suede composition, offering a mature take on the skate rooted styles. Dress blue and soft sepia hues highlight each upper, set atop clean white soles. Visit shopnicekicks.com to pick up the Madero and Chukka Boot for this collection, and visit Vans to pick up the Old Skool.
Departing from the standard leather, suede and cloth composition, the adidas Mutombo “Patent Leather” shines for the first time. Draped in Hoyas hues and the mentioned material, this pair places said styling all over the upper in mostly navy blocking. Grey graces the lining and midsole on this makeup, with white residing on the sole. This new colorway of the adidas Mutombo is available now overseas at Cali Roots.
Frank the Butcher’s latest cut comes in the form of a collaborative Reebok. The BAU x Reebok Insta Pump Fury OG from Frank’s Business As Usual brand places the unique model in black neoprene, chino leather and white Hexalite to create a classic look. Although it may seem traditional during the day, subtle 3M splatter print on the inflatable cage gives the collab some shine. Get a full video review of these BAU x Reeboks above, and grab a pair March 15th from select RBK accounts, including shopnicekicks.
The 1978 Honolulu Marathon saw the debut of the Nike Air Tailwind, and the Swoosh is bringing ’70s style back with the new Nike Air Tailwind 79 Pack. A full-length air unit is found in the sole of this retro runner, which remains true to original style while still functional for modern sneaker wearers. Black and grey versions are available now at Crooked Tongues, so head there for both a history lesson and your chance to cop.