Brittany Shelton

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Social Media Director, Assistant Editor. Oregon native and proud U of O and UT-Austin alum.

Are you ready to launch into beast mode like Marshawn Lynch? The latest Nike Lunar TR1 release is here to ensure you are, and it's hitting stores tomorrow. The Nike Lunar TR1 "Beast Mode" pays tribute to the Seattle Seahawks standout by way of a gold upper that honors his metallic grills, which he wears when playing, eating and building other grills from scratch. 'Beast Mode' branding further accents this hard-to-miss trainer, which you can cop on Nike.com on Wednesday, July 23rd for $120. Let us know if you'll be looking to score this Flywire and Lunar-laden sneaker in the comments.

Tomorrow, PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy's World Sneaker Championship begins in Portland, and the final class roster has been revealed. Including 30 students from 16 different countries, this year's WSC will feature PENSOLE's largest class to date. The World Sneaker Championship runs from July 21st to August 22nd, and this four-week master class will consist of courses covering footwear design, color/material/finishes and 3D modeling. Winners in these three categories - CMF, footwear and 3D - will have the opportunity to submit their projects to global brands and potentially have their designs sold at retail. Companies involved in the WSC this year include Nike, Jordan Brand, Under Armour, adidas, Android Homme, PONY and UNDFTD. See below for the final class roster, and stay tuned to Nice Kicks for further coverage of the World Sneaker Championship!

Best of #todayskicks is back with your latest look at the sneaker shots that caught our eye over the past week. Click through the pages below to see all the kick pics that stood out over the past seven days, and keep tagging your sneaker shots with the #todayskicks hashtag for a chance to be featured next weekend.

Experience dynamic cushion and comfort with the redesigned Response Boost. The classic Response silhouette is modernized with Boost cushioning for optimal energy return, and the Techfit upper is engineered for a seamless, sock-like fit. This shoe provides ultimate stability without sacrificing comfort, making it the perfect sneaker for a long distance run. See the adidas Response Boost In Action below, and head to DicksSportingGoods.com now to pick up your pair.

Skateboarding sneakers have always been comfortable, but Nike SB is upping the ante with a new collection. Featuring new styles of the Nike SB Lunar One Shot, Nike SB Eric Koston 2 Max and Nike SB Stefan Janoski Max, this set of off-board kicks boasts top of the line technology for premium comfort. Flexible cushioning on all three models helps give your feet a break after an all-day skate session, while breathable uppers offer maximum cooling during the summer months. Head to PacSun now to pick up the Eric Koston 2 Max and Nike SB Lunar One Shot from the collection, and stay tuned for new Stefan Janoski Max colors launching soon.

This week was dominated by LeBron James news, and The Good, the Bad & the Ugly follows suit by considering what's good about the King's return home. Two more of the most notable sneaker stories of the week also shine in this new edition of Good, Bad & Ugly, so scroll through the pages below and give us your GBU picks for the week in the comments.

There's no better day to highlight some of the best heat worn by our readers than today, because July 12 marks the first annual Kick & Roll Classic in Austin, TX. Whether you're showing up to play in your best kicks or simply checking out reports from the event on social media, make sure you don one of your rarest pairs today in honor of the tourney! Also, check out some of our favorite sneaker shots of the week in the latest Best of #todayskicks.

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From overblown "OVO" Air Jordan rumors to the Kobe 9 Elite Low's appearance on NIKEiD, this week's edition of The Good, the Bad & the Ugly boasts some of the most talked about sneaker stories of the week. Click through the pages below to see what was good, what was bad and what was ugly in the last seven days of sneakers.

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