Sneaker Sketch of the Week // Eric Avar’s Nike Air Max CB 94

May 11, 2015 | Nick DePaula |

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words // Nick DePaula: By the time Nike launched an official signature shoe for Charles Barkley for the 93-94 NBA season, with “CB” in the actual model name, he was at the top of his brute powers. Coming off an MVP season in which he carried the Phoenix Suns to the ’93 NBA Finals, and … Read more

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Sneaker Sketch Of The Week // Tinker Hatfield’s Air Jordan XI

Apr 30, 2015 | Nick DePaula |

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words // Nick DePaula: Looking at the Air Jordan XI literally never gets old. Whether it was on Michael’s feet in the 1995 playoffs, one of the many Retro colorways to release over the last twenty years, or in person on a random stranger earning a deserved head nod of approval — it’s a gorgeous … Read more

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Sneaker Sketch Of The Week // Jason Petrie’s Nike Air Max LeBron 8

Mar 23, 2015 | Nick DePaula |

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words // Nick DePaula: The sign of a truly great signature shoe is when the model emulates the style of its namesake player. It’s what made the Air Jordan XIV so iconic in just two NBA games on Michael’s feet, or the sleek and low-cut Kobe IV such a transcendent model to usher in an … Read more

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Sneaker Sketch Of The Week // Tinker Hatfield’s “Oregon” Jordan IV

Mar 9, 2015 | Nick DePaula |

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words & photography // Nick DePaula: When Tinker Hatfield, Nike’s VP of Innovation, decided to greenlight the “Oregon” Air Jordan PE concept at the start of this decade, it would go on to be the most anticipated series of player exclusive sneakers ever created solely for a college squad. (Not coincidentally, it’s his alma mater.) While the … Read more

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KWILLS Sketches His 10 Favorite Sneakers

Apr 7, 2016 | Ian Stonebrook |

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Computer rendering has taken sneaker sketches and art of the same inspiration to new heights and greater reach. Still, it doesn’t get much better than the pencil and paper. KWILLS proves such in a new series of sketches that depict his ten favorite sneakers of all time. From recent releases like the “Diamond Supply Co.” … Read more

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25 Must-See Design Sketches of Your Favorite Sneakers

Mar 6, 2013 | Brett Pickert |

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You gotta see these designs before production!

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Where to Buy Air Jordan 11 Retro Low WMNS “Concord Sketch”

Jul 10, 2020 | Freddy Fang |

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Text me when Jordans release Where to Buy Available @ 10am ET Brand direct: Authorized retailers:   Oftentimes, the spring season sees the release of multiple Air Jordan 11 Lows. This spring is no different. With Jordan Brand has already announced the “Concord Breds,” this Air Jordan 11 Low WMNS “Concord” becomes the model’s second … Read more

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Sneakers Sales are Down 75% Due to Coronavirus

Apr 11, 2020 | Luis Torres |

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The coronavirus disease is affecting every aspect of life. Schools, hospitals, grocery stores and more are dealing with the repercussions of the virus in unprecedented fashion. The sneaker industry is no different as most, if not all, of the major brands are reporting a drastic drop in sales due to the closure of retailers and … Read more

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adidas Taps Sneaker Illustrator for Apparel Collection

Oct 24, 2019 | Ian Stonebrook |

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If you know Nice Kicks then you know Kick Posters. Dan Freebairn, better known as @KickPosters on IG, has been delivering some of the sharpest sneaker sketches on the web and social for years now. Taking notice, adidas has tapped the UK-based graphic designer and illustrator for a collection of tees. Having worked with the … Read more

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How Jason Petrie Rose From Posting Sketches on NikeTalk to Designing for LeBron James

Sep 19, 2019 | Robbie Falchi |

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Nike’s Jason Petrie proves that determination and evolution leads to success. As the head designer of LeBron James’ signature line, Jason has directly influenced the direction of the entire basketball shoe category with his imagination. What’s so special about Jason’s creations are the way they age. When a given shoe designed by Petrie releases they … Read more

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