Sneak Peek: Season 4, Episode 5 Preview


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Our Sneak Peek ”Season of Firsts” continues as we follow the first woman featured in the series with the first sneaker customizer in Episode 5. This artist, a Texas native, favors

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Win an Air Jordan 11 Retro Prize Pack This Thursday from DraftKings


Want to win an Air Jordan 11 Retro pack featuring the Air Jordan 11 “Playoffs” (2012) and the Air Jordan 11 “Gamma Blue”? DraftKings.com, a site which offers daily fantasy basketball contests, is currently hosting a special contest for this AJ 11 prize pack, and you could be the winner. The contest will be exclusively for Nice Kicks readers, and will start tomorrow, April 24th. These contests work the same in the NBA Playoffs as they do in the NBA regular season, so get your entries in now, as the contest caps at just 250 entries and begins tomorrow night at 7pm ET. DraftKings contests fill early, so don’t delay!

Nike Free Orbit II SP Pack Release Date

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The latest Free production from Nike is studded, and now their release date is slated. Revealed by 21 Mercer, both colorways of the Nike Free Orbit II SP are a lot closer than would be expected. With a bulging geometrical composition and a zippered slip-on design, nothing about the Free Orbit II is conventional. Letting its aesthetics do the talking, a black and white makeup is complimented by a cool grey colorway. Each of the elements from the pack are set on a speckled white Free 5.0 midsole. Embrace the quick turnaround and get ready for an April 24th release date for $200 at select spots, including 21 Mercer.

Nike Tiempo ’94 QS “City” Paris

Nike Tiempo 94 City QS

With quite a few releases already under its belt, the Nike Tiempo ’94 is showing no signs of slowing down, as a Quickstrike drop is just around the corner. All black mesh teams up with a tonal black sole, blue heel, and yellow Swooshes for this “City” QS that is slated to arrive at select retailers next week. Representing the football-popular city of Paris, the black, yellow and blue Nike Tiempo ’94 “City” QS will be available at on atmos April 29th.

adidas Originals Campus 80s Primeknit “Dark Navy”

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When performance technology joins forces with a classic retro, the results are sure to be a sight to see. As evidenced by this Dark Navy/Running White take on the adidas

The Drop: adidas Stan Smith “St Nomad Red”


The newest rendition of the adidas Stan Smith stays true to its roots in simple fashion with vintage aesthetics. Sporting an all-red suede upper, this “St Nomad Red” SS embodies the 1970s era that birthed the iconic model. Paired with running white detailing and an aged sole, this Three Stripe defines classic. Throw it back today for $75 at shopnicekicks.

Nike SB Project BA White/Beige-Laser Crimson

Nike SB Project BA White Beige Laser Crimson

Fresh off its footbag-inspired “Hacky Sack” release this past weekend, the Nike SB Project BA has popped up in a much more simplistic style. This time around, Brian Anderson’s signature features a split upper made of white synthetic leather and beige nubuck. Laser Crimson takes care of the Swooshes, branding, and lace eyelet with a classic gum sole adding the finishing touches. The White/Beige/Laser Crimson Nike SB Project BA is available for purchase at retailers like Germany’s Suppa.

Retrospective: Mache’s Top 5 Customs to Date


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When it comes to sneaker customization, Mache is always at the top of his game. From Air Jordan artistry to perfect pairs made for sport’s biggest athletes, there’s nothing that the undisputed custom king can’t conjure. In honor of his storied artistry, take a look back Mache’s five best custom sneakers to date, and let us know your favorite Mache custom creation in the comments. Stay tuned for a new series of customs from Mache, inspired by Seagram’s Gin and its new bottle, set to be unveiled soon at parties in Philadelphia, LA, Chicago and Atlanta. Seagram’s 2015 Calendar Model search is going on now, and ladies can click here for details on how to enter. Finally, we’ve got an exclusive teaser of an upcoming AF1 custom on the final page, so don’t miss it!

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