Before there was the Swoosh, there were two visionary men who pioneered a revolution in athletic footwear that redefined the sneaker industry.

Bill Bowerman was a track and field coach at the University of Oregon, who constantly searched for ways to give his athletes a competitive advantage. He experimented with different track surfaces, re-hydration drinks and innovations in running shoes. But the established footwear manufacturers of the 1950s ignored the ideas he tried to offer them, so Bowerman began cobbling shoes for his runners.
Phil Knight was a talented middle-distance runner from Portland, who enrolled at Oregon in the fall of 1955 and competed for Bowerman’s track program. Upon graduating from Oregon, Knight earned his MBA in finance from Stanford University, where he wrote a paper that proposed quality running shoes could be manufactured in Japan that would compete with more established German brands. But his letters to manufacturers in Japan and Asia went unanswered, so Knight took a chance. You can say that chance paid off quite nicely.
Today, Nike continues to seek new and innovative ways to develop superior athletic products, and creative methods to communicate directly with our consumers and is now one of the largest, most known brands around the world.

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Nike Air Bakin “Midnight Navy”

Nike Air Bakin Midnight Navy

Known for its hot intro colorway, the Nike Air Bakin goes ice cold on a new “Midnight Navy” makeup. Meshing wet tones of navy, metallic silver and photo blue, this

Nike WMNS Roshe Run FV QS

Nike WMNS Roshe Run FV QS

The bold and the cozy combine on the Nike WMNS Roshe Run FV QS. Louder than your average Roshe Run, this pair pops with a printed pattern that’s both fast

Nike Free Flyknit Chukka Marled Black/Grey

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Nike’s Flyknit technology took the industry by storm soon after its debut, and it has played mix and match with some of the brand’s most notable soles ever since. The latest combination is the Nike Free Flyknit Chukka, a combination of the Lunar Flyknit Chukka and Free Flyknit. Swapping out the Lunarlon cushioning for a Free 5.0 ride, this rendition features the same Chukka upper with a tighter ankle collar. The mash-up makeup is rolled out in a marled black and grey hue, and will drop April 25th at very select Swoosh stockers, including 21 Mercer.

Nike Air Max 1 QS “City” London

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London is live on the latest take of the iconic Nike Air Max 1. This edition of the AM 1 “City” fully represents the European destination, with London, England stamped on the tongue in bold, oversized lettering. Adding another angle to the popular tourist spot, the model is composed of a seamless taped upper in breathable mesh that is ideal for city exploring. Based in geyser grey mesh, black, baby blue and challenge red all contribute contrast and detailing. Get a closer look at this special Air Max 1 below, and grab your translator to order a pair today from atmos.

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.

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.

Nike Roshe Run Light Base Grey/Geranium


Despite the woven sneaker category having added a few new silhouettes to the family, the Nike Roshe Run is still just as popular as it was when it first released. Toting a list of colorways that continues to grow, another new version has joined the ranks. With a vibrant geranium flowing throughout its synthetic woven upper, light base grey can be found on the laces, tongue and sole. The Light Base Grey/Geranium Nike Roshe Run is now available at END for £69 ($116).