Individuals looking to purchase one of the high energy releases from Nike today, such as the Air Jordan 3 “Infrared 23″ or Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Perspective”, encountered a new checkout step from Confident Technologies meant to counter bots. Purchasers were asked to match words to pictures in order to verify they were a real person prior to checkout, an image of which you can see in the photo above shared by @TinoTheFilipino on Twitter. While it is not known which future releases will employ this image-based authentication process, consumers can be sure Nike will continue to explore ways to battle sneaker bots. Are you a fan of the photo verification step? Let us know in the comment section.
Performance powerhouses hit the pavement and rare retros run laps around the competition in the latest edition of Best of #todayskicks. Check out all of the sneaker snapshots that grabbed our attention over the last seven days below, and let us know which pairs stand out to you this week in the comment section.
Ladies looking to add some spring flavor to their sneaker rotation can now stock up on the latest Nike Air Max 1 style. The Nike WMNS Air Max 1 Light Base Grey/Glacier comes outfitted in cool tones of grey, glacier and white, which combine to form a colorway perfect for sporting well into the summer and fall months. Head over to shopnicekicks.com now to pick up your pair for $100.
Numbered Jordans will always be the move, but that doesn’t mean non-numbered Jordans don’t also move many consumers to cop. Today, Kicks Deals takes a look at the 25 best non-numbered Jordans in anticipation of the release of the Jordan Future next weekend. Click here to see all the kicks and colorways that made the cut.
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.
Kobe Bryant is a masterful performer, but what if his latest masterpiece wasn’t the Nike Kobe 9 Elite? Foot Locker explores an alternate side of Kobe in their latest spot, with the Black Mamba positioned as a master piano craftsman rather than an on-court master. Check out the video above, and keep Foot Locker bookmarked for all of your Kobe Bryant footwear and sportswear needs.
Today is Fat Tuesday, and even Jordan Brand is getting in on the fun. @Jumpman23 has unveiled Russell Westbrook’s latest Air Jordan XX8 SE PE, this time dressed for a Mardi Gras celebration on the court. Vibrant hues of purple, green and volt adorn this player exclusive, which you can see in full above. Let the good times (and the Thunder) roll!