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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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Nice Kicks Presents: 1994 Was A Good Year

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This weekend, Nas’ Illmatic celebrates its 20th anniversary. While many years rank as standouts for both hip-hop and the sneaker culture, 1994 was a good year. A handful of certified classics dropped on the rap front, while basketball’s sneaker scene stood at a crucial turning point. From Nasty Nas to Air Anfernee, we reminisce about the highlights and headlines from the year that was 1994.

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Jordan Melo M10 “Northwest King Salmon” for Macklemore

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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

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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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Best of #todayskicks

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Sneaker snapshots once again take center stage in the latest Best of #todayskicks. Footwear focal points range from rare retros to coveted collabs in this edition, so scroll through the pages below to see which kick pics caught our eye this week, and then call out your favorite pair in the comment section.

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What’s New at Nice Kicks

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This weekend’s edition of What’s New at Nice Kicks once again offers you a glimpse of some of the latest sneakers to arrive at the Nice Kicks Shop. Kicks just in include the Nike Air Foamposite Pro PRM “Laser Crimson” and the two newest Air Jordan 11 Lows to launch from men and kids, the Air Jordan 11 Low “Green Snakeskin” and the Air Jordan 11 Low GS “Turbo Green”. In addition to Nike and Jordan Brand releases, we’ve got the new adidas EQT Support 93 “Copenhagen” and the Reebok Kamikaze II “Easter”. See these anticipated releases and more in the video above, and head to shopnicekicks.com now to pick up some new pairs for your sneaker rotation.

Report: Nike to Stop Making the FuelBand After Hardware Division Layoffs

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Nike spokesman Brian Strong has revealed that the Beaverton-based brand’s priorities are shifting, leading to layoffs in the Digital Sport category. “As our Digital Sport priorities evolve, we expect to make changes within the team, and there will be a small number of layoffs. We do not comment on individual employment matters,” he told CNET.

Tabor by Compound Lookbook Featuring Upcoming adidas Footwear

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Compound’s first collection of in-house cut and sew apparel, Tabor, is set to release this weekend in Portland. The lookbook for the line not only highlights the quality collection of contemporary streetwear, but also features a preview of upcoming adidas footwear, including the adidas Element Refine, the Pure Boost and a promo version of the Consortium ZX Flux. The line, which is manufactured in Portland, includes a Reflective Jogger Pant, Constructed Longsleeve Top and City of Roses Coach’s Jacket, as well as two t-shirts with graphics inspired by the Rose City’s style and heritage. Before the collection launches at Compound Gallery tonight, check out the images from the lookbook below, which were shot by photographer Yulia Nidbalskaya. Also, be sure to follow @tabor_made on Instagram for all the latest from Tabor by Compound.