Slithering its way into the already stacked Jordan Brand release roster for 2014 is the new Air Jordan 11 “Green Snakeskin”. This summer sunbather continues the trend of Air Jordan 11 Low style codes that feature the reptilian wrap, adding a new species to the line. Set against a black ballistic mesh upper and tongue, the scaly print is seen in nightshade green. Hints of volt ice cover the Jumpman logos on the tongue and heel, while a white midsole and ice blue outsole keep the sidewinder in line. Get a full, detailed look at the release below, and tell us what you think of the composition in the comment space underneath.
Back at the top of the year, we presented our list of 10 Sneakers Set to Dominate 2014. So far? So good. As the seasons change, so do the trends. While a couple of the silos prove more hot weather friendly than others, we’re ready to offer our picks for the coming months. Check out our 10 Sneakers That Will Dominate Summer 2014. Give us your picks and your favorites in the comment section.
This year is shaping up to truly be the year of the Reebok Insta Pump Fury OG, as the model is outfitted with a “Jackie Chan” homage-paying colorway. Originally worn by Chan himself back in the ’90s, the reissue returns with its neon neoprene sections intact, set atop soft white mesh, and accented by hits of flat grey on the toe cap, and athletic navy also inserted in the mix. The “Jackie Chan” Reebok Insta Pump Fury OG is available now at atmos via pre-order, and scheduled to ship on May 23.
Nike’s SB Zoom Stefan Janoski remains a staple for the brand, as a “Military Blue” colorway takes over the model. Suede and leather take their places on the low-top skater’s upper, both featured in the title color, with the perforated ankle collar and tongue seen in black. The embroidered Swoosh stands out in white, matching a blue trimmed vulcanized midsole. The “Military Blue” Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski is now available for pre-order at afew.
The Nike Air Max 1 is reworked yet again, this time with summer temperatures in mind. The Breathe Collection features redesigned renditions with ventilated uppers for increased airflow. Inspired by a Brazilian lifestyle that always includes variation from the beach to the street, this new version of the Air Max 1 is lighter and more breathable than ever. Minimalistic mesh composes the feathery uppers, making for pockets of space that allow any breeze to break through. Felt strips fuse the open panels together, while elasticated laces and slimmed soles finish off the feathery flow. Rolled out in three straight-forward and traditional colorways, get a closer look at the trio from size? below, and take a deep breathe to get ready for the release on May 1st.
Race into the summer sun with a fiery new Lunaracer+ 3. The Nike WMNS Lunaracer+ 3 is an ultra-lightweight silhouette that features a breathable Engineered Mesh upper, which is supported by overlying Flywire cables and rides on a layered Lunarlon sole. This new “Legend Red” colorway uses the bold hue all over the upper, contrasted by a black Swoosh, tongue, laces, and inner lining. Laser crimson Lunarlon cushioning adds another hot tone to this racer for the ladies, which is available now at shopnicekicks.
Originally an upgrade on the Reebok Classic Leather in 1985, the Reebok GL6000 has now joined the list of retro runners that have transitioned into lifestyle mainstays. Maintaining the shoe’s momentum, this new “Athletic” Pack offers three fresh makeups of the model in simplistic style codes. Keeping the suede and nylon upper composition that made them cutting edge in the ’80s, these GL6000s also hold onto the original molded heel caps and multi-layered midsoles of their ancestors. Dressed in retro-inspired tones, each of the three new pairs feature straight forward two-tone designs. Get a look at the trio below, and find all three on shelves today at select retailers, including Reebok.com.
Certainly not the first sneaker to draw inspiration from food, the “Burger” Saucony Shadow 5000 is set to be delivered courtesy of END., and it appears to make the most of its culinary inspiration. Comprised of a suede and leather upper, the sneaker makes use of the colors seen on a hamburger, transposing them onto the Shadow 5000 model in true hamburger fashion. The END x Saucony Shadow 5000 “Burger” will be released on Thursday, May 1, so, until then, stay tuned to Nice Kicks for updates.