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Nice Kicks Staff Picks

Staff Picks is headlined by a new colorway of Kevin Durant's next signature shoe, as well as a brand new fragment rendition his last model. A wide array of other summer silhouettes cap off the rest of the Nice Kicks staff's favorites of the week. Click through the following pages to see all of our top sneaker stories from the past five days, and tell us your most memorable kicks from the week in the comment section at the end.
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Nice Kicks Staff Picks

Weekly favorites around the Nice Kicks office are spread all over the map in this rendition of Staff Picks. From collaborations and retro basketball models to brand new PEs, a wide array of brands had a strong week. Click through our personal selections in the following pages, and keep Nice Kicks bookmarked for all of your sneaker news and information.
Nice Kicks Charity Auction New Items

Nice Kicks Online Charity Auction Updated with New Items

Oh, there’s more. Following two rounds of charity auction items, Nice Kicks has teamed up with friends for another run of installments. Kicking things off is a pair of club level tickets to the upcoming Spurs vs. Rockets game in H-Town. For hip-hop heads, an archival photograph of Nas, Large Professor, Q-Tip and DJ Premier is signed by photographer Lisa Leone. Aligning with the artsy theme is a silkscreen print by Parra and the “Figure 3” screenprint by Bobby Dixon. Lastly, a photograph of Shinedown is up for auction, autographed by the band. Check out detailed photos of each item below. Austin locals will have a chance to bid on the items at the Nice Kicks Charity Holiday Party as well. All proceeds benefit the Austin Children’s Shelter.
Nice Kicks Online Charity Auction Updated with New Items

Nice Kicks Online Charity Auction Updated with New Items

Fans of sneakers, sound, biking, bags and art get the chance to give and receive with new updates to the Nice Kicks Online Charity Auction. Leading off his round is a pair of the very limited Nice Kicks x David Z x ASICS Gel Lyte III 2.0s from 2010. Next in line is an autographed pair of Beats by Dre headphones, signed by Dr. Dre himself. Limited edition bike collaborations by Vans and The Hundreds are also included as well as a bag set from Herschel Supply Co. Lastly, art by the likes of Chelsea Van Hook, Larry Luk and Robb Harskamp recreates some of the most storied silos in painted, printed and mixed media form. Check out photos and eBay links for all of the new items below. Click here to see the previous run of items listed. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Austin Children’s Shelter.
Nice Kicks Golden Ticket Giveaway

Nice Kicks Golden Ticket Giveaway Benefitting Austin Children’s Shelter

The holiday festivities continue with the Nice Kicks Golden Ticket Giveaway. This Saturday, Nice Kicks will issue golden tickets to two lucky sneakerheads. What do golden tickets grant access to and how can you win? Glad you asked. The winner of a golden ticket will be granted the right to reserve one pair of shoes for purchase in 2014 from the Nice Kicks Shop, no matter the release. The ticket can only be used once and the reservation must be made seven days before release date. No new releases are restricted, so make it count. Sneakerheads wishing to make the golden ticket their own can purchase a Nice Kicks lanyard in-store or online for a chance to win. Lanyards cost $4 and all proceeds will benefit the Austin Children’s Shelter. Attendees of the Nice Kicks Charity Holiday Party will also be entered to win a golden ticket. One golden ticket will be awarded to the winner of the online/in-store giveaway and one golden ticket will be awarded to the winner of the party giveaway. Good luck!
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Olympic Runner Alysia Montaño Visits Nice Kicks During Texas Relays

During Texas Relays, Olympic middle distance runner and Red Bull athlete Alysia Montaño visited Nice Kicks to meet with her fans and check out the store. Best known for the 800m, Alysia is a four-time national champion and recently finished in 5th place at the 2012 London Olympics. We caught up with the track star to ask her some questions about her recent deal with ASICS, as well as footwear performance on the track. Check out the video and photos after the jump.