Sole Access: Inside the Sacramento Kings’ Locker Rooms, Pt. 2

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In the second episode of our exclusive Sole Access segment featuring a look inside the Sacramento Kings’ locker rooms, equipment manager Dwayne Wilson gives George Kiel a tour inside their second locker room and the equipment room. He also discusses his most memorable moments, in regards to sneakers, over his 20-year career as a equipment manager.

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Community Collections: Lee Ingram


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Community Collections is spending Easter Sunday down under in the city of Perth. Australia’s Lee Ingram is currently on an ASICS kick, complete with a throne, but his collection runs

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Sunday Survey: The Week’s Biggest Sneaker Stories


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Take a look back at the biggest sneaker-related stories of the week in Sunday Survey. Click through the pages for direct access to the most popular posts, features and videos from the past seven days here at Nice Kicks.

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Kicks On Court: Russell Westbrook Debuts Air Jordan XX9 PE in 2014 Playoff Opener


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Just two days after the official unveiling of the highly-anticipated Air Jordan XX9, we see Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook make the on-court debut of this all-woven silhouette. In Game 1 of the Memphis Grizzlies vs. Oklahoma City Thunder matchup, Westbrook laced up the XX9 in a Thunder-esque ‘Home’ colorway, which makes use of a white base with photo blue elephant print and branding. Also featured on Westbrook’s player exclusive is sections of orange branding, orange trim around the aforementioned elephant print areas and a translucent outsole. No word on when or if this Russell Westbrook PE will release as of now, but stay tuned.

View these kicks on court, plus new PEs worn by Andre Iguodala, Klay Thompson, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and others, below.

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The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

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From the latest Air Jordan to a denim-covered signature set to dominate, this week’s The Good, the Bad & the Ugly covers stories that span the sneaker spectrum. Click through the pages below to see which kicks are highlighted this week, and then give us your GBU picks in the comments.

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Jordan Melo M10 “Northwest King Salmon” for Macklemore


Seattle native Macklemore always proudly reps the Pacific Northwest, and now he has a shoe that similarly shouts out the PNW courtesy of Jordan Brand. Dubbed the “Northwest King Salmon” Jordan Melo M10, Macklemore’s special edition sneakers are fully outfitted in a salmon hue fitting of their nickname. Check out the King Salmon kicks in the image above, and let us know your thoughts on the bright M10 colorway in the comments.

Nike LeBron 11 EXT “Denim” Release Date


The EXT edition of the Nike LeBron 11 gets a leather and denim upgrade with the reveal of the Nike LeBron 11 EXT “Denim”. This instant King James classic swaps Hyperposite for denim and Hyperfuse for black leather on the upper, as black laces and a black outsole keep these elevated kicks clean. Stay tuned to Nice Kick for official release info regarding this anticipated release.

Nike Postpones Massive Jordan Restock

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Yesterday, @nikestore teased a special release for Jordan fans today at 10am EDT. However, a technical issue during this morning’s launches caused Nike to postpone not only the release date sneakers set to launch today, but also a scheduled Jordan restock. At the designated time, 10 am EDT, a number of coveted recent retroes populated on Nike.com under ‘New Arrivals,’ but customers were unable to add any of the pairs, including the “Fear” 4s, Retro ’88 3s, “Infrared” 6s and “Gamma Blue” 11s, to their carts. Stay tuned to Nice Kicks for info on the rescheduled restock, which will surely feature a number of noteworthy Jordans previewed today.

Nice Kicks Staff Picks


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Staff Picks is back again this week with the entire Nice Kicks roster from top to bottom weighing in with their favorite sneaker stories of the week. This edition is led by Jordan Brand, with two upcoming retro releases that are both modified classics. Summer stunners are also prevalent, including a duo of Nike Sock Racer renditions. Browse your way through the pages to see our selections for the week, record your choice in the comment section underneath, and keep Nice Kicks bookmarked for everything sneakers.

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