2014 is the year of the Insta Pump Fury, and now another notable name puts their spin on the silhouette. The latest collaborative production comes in the form of the Sneaker Politics x Reebok Insta Pump Fury “Rougarou”, a completely unique composition that is truly one-of-a-kind. This take on the model features a brown horse-hair base with a black neoprene cage, accented by green and red detailing. Are you a fan on first look? Tell us in the feedback box below, and mark your calendars for an April 11th release date of the “Rougarou” Furys at select retailers for $170, including on-site in Louisiana at Sneaker Politics.
Kevin Durant’s latest Easter sneaker has been revealed. The Nike KD VI “Easter” adds to the plethora of colorways that have already been released of the superstar’s latest low-top signature, and stands as one of the most daring designs to date. This holiday rendition of the KD VI features a celebratory design with a custom camouflage pattern mixed with Easter iconography. Multiple shades of green fuse together to compose the upper, while black and orange detailing contributes contrast on the unique graphics.
Kevin Durant has played like a superhero this season, and now he has a signature sneaker that correlates with his performance. The Nike KD VI Elite “Hero” represents Durant’s superhuman skills, and the exceptional level that Durant has played at this year. With sidekick Russell Westbrook frequently in and out of the lineup, KD has executed an MVP-caliber season and led his Oklahoma City Thunder to one of the best records in the league. To help keep up with his versatile game, the Nike KD VI Elite moves precisely and naturally with the foot with both strength and breathability. This colorful rendition of the new silhouette, which features full-length visible Nike Zoom for the first time in a KD model, is composed of a turbo green upper with pink and orange detailing. Tell us what you think of this heroic colorway in the comment space at the bottom of the page, and save their release date for May 9th, along with the rest of the Nike Basketball Elite Series Hero Collection.
Neon Boudeaux would be a fan of Packer Shoes’ latest collaboration with Reebok. After a successful string of joint projects, the two have co-produced the new Packer Shoes x Reebok Shaq Attaq “Official Friend of the Program”, which pays homage to Shaquille O’Neal’s character in the classic movie Blue Chips. This special rendition of the RBK Shaq Attaq is completely composed of Western University’s fictional yellow and royal blue suede team colors, finished off with special “OFP” insoles. Releasing alongside a $50 Mitchell & Ness practice jersey with Shaq’s Blue Chips number, the “Official Friend of the Program” will drop exclusively in-store and online at PackerShoes.com at noon for $170 on March 21st.
Nike’s Air Max 1 was originally fabricated on March 26th, 1987, and now the iconic silhouette is being taken back to its roots exactly 27 years later to mark the creation of “Air Max Day.” Celebrating the model’s revolutionary spirit that changed running styles forever, the Nike Air Max 1 Premium “Air Max Day” quickstrike features a premium construction with commemorative detailing. A durable upper holds long-haired suede on the mudguard and Swoosh, riding on top of a full-length Phylon midsole. Original AM 1 coloration keeps it classic with a white, grey, and university red on the upper, modernized with a volt midsole and inner lining. Finishing off the special edition founder, this rendition features “3.26″ birthday tags on the tongues. Gear up for March 26th “Air Max Day” by pre-ordering this premium Air Max 1 today for March 22nd shipping at Nike.
Andre Agassi is back swinging. Although the tennis legend is not back on the tour, the new Nike Air Tech Challenge II “Clay Blue” continues the recent momentum of Agassi’s stellar sneakers. Both the Tech Challenge Huarache and ATC II have made retro returns in multiple colorways as of late, and this fresh style code is the next up. Maintaining its original DNA designed by Tinker Hatfield, the synthetic leather upper and visible two-piece Nike Air cushioning system take on a new set of electric colors on the paint splatter that is emblematic of Agassi’s powerful backhand. A white base houses the orange burst and clay blue details of this new style code of the classic, which will be available March 22nd for $120 at select NSW addresses.
After Kevin Durant shed light on the Elite version of his latest signature a couple of months back, the Nike KD VI Elite “Team” is officially unveiled. Reworked from the low-top KD VI for a playoff push, the Elite “Team” most notably adds a full-length Nike Zoom unit that is completely visible for the first time in any of KD’s signature shoes. Even though it is pumped up with visible air, this updated version is actually lighter than the original. Designed to move naturally with the foot, Flywire and Kevlar fibers combine to provide lightweight lockdown. Premium materials and tailored details make up the postseason rendition of Durant’s latest, which is first seen in OKC Thunder-hues. Releasing along with the rest of the “Team”, alongside LeBron and Kobe’s models, the playoff KD VI will be available to the public on April 11th at select Nike Basketball carriers. Tell us what you think of Durantula’s KD VI Elite in the comment section, and keep Nice Kicks streaming for any future information.
Vans reaches into the vault to bring back four different collaborations from the past, which will be exclusively available at their South By Southwest showcase. Music has always been one of the brand’s main focuses, with the Vans Warped Tour currently America’s longest-running music tour and a rich history of music-inspired releases. Four of their most iconic band models are set to make a return, only the second collection to ever make a retro run. The first pair in the quartet is the Circle Jerks Vans Old Skool, originally released in 2007 with all-over canvas and Group Sex artwork, inspired by the band’s 1980 debut album. Next in line is the Motörhead II Vans Rowley Classic, a blacked out rendition from 2006. Third is the Bad Brains Vans Sk8-Hi from 2009, which features a black and yellow lightning bolt design. Finishing the collection is the Rise Against Classic Slip-On, a 2010 release that highlights the band’s Appeal to Reason album.
Get to the Vans Village and the House of Vans during SXSW, and get a release a day from March 12th to March 15th. Each re-issue will come in 150 pairs, with 50 exclusive to the pop-up shop at the Vans Village, and the next 100 hitting Vans.com the following day. Get detailed information below, and tell us which pair you want a ticket for in the comment section below.