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Live Every Week Like It’s Bullet Shark Week

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Spring heats up as it collides with summer, and Nike is already in front of the next season. Air Max 97/Plus Bullet Shark cuts into the end of May with razor-sharp features. For only $175, the land and sea are all yours on May 25.

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Air Max 97 / Plus Bullet Shark

Release Date: May 25, 2018

Retail: $175.00

Colors: Black and Shock Orange

Features: Air Max 97 signature cushioning; Shark and Bullet theme

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Live Every Week Like It’s Bullet Shark Week

Air Max 97 Plus Bullet Shark combines the Plus “shark” look of its upper with the Air Max 97 bullet-like design. It is speed meets sleekness, and low-profile versus a big bang. For Nike, it is a release that takes the bite out of all its competition this spring.

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The cool vibes of spring are gone, and the heatwave has officially arrived.

Fire and Water

Shots are fired and sharks are in the water: while it seems like Nike took on diametrically opposed personalities in Bullet Shark, no better match could have been made.

“Two legends smashed together to create a bullet shark. What could go wrong?”

— Nike.com, “Air Max 97 / Plus Bullet Shark”

Absolutely nothing; in fact, everything is right about Bullet Shark.

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The Plus upper delivers a swept-back look to the shoe with fierce lines, creating a fireball look in Shock Orange that is only moving forward. As for the Air Max 97-styled cushioning, it might have “bullet holes” in its design, but nothing gets by Bullet Shark. When you dominate land and sea, the competition bows out pretty quickly. Sadly, they really have no where to go at that point.

Off Like a Shot

Bullet Shark takes it down a notch when it comes to the sole. The all-black outsole maintains a low profile and has wisps of Shock orange detail, including a Swoosh, in strategic locations.

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Jump On It

Air Max 97 / Plus Bullet Shark is a full-speed-ahead release, so make sure you’re in line or in stores on May 25.

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Twisted Sisters: Women’s AJ1 Rebel XX Chicago

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Get ready to get twisted with Jordan’s May 19 release. Women’s AJ1 Rebel XX Chicago arrives this week with a stylish take on original AJ1 elements. With a brand new sideswiped profile, this release is sure to break necks. For only $145, this women’s Air Jordan is the best investment of the season.

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Women’s Air Jordan 1 Rebel XX Chicago

Release Date: May 19, 2018

Retail: $145.00

Colors: White/Black/Red

Features: Premium leather; Twisted laces; Nike Air logo; Hidden zipper

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Twisted Sisters: Women’s AJ1 Rebel XX Chicago

Women’s AJ1 Rebel XX Chicago spins a new tale in the Air Jordan 1 story. And with a simple turn of the laces, the AJ1 catapults itself to the front of this season’s releases.

“The original Jordan gets twisted to the side, warping its iconic elements into a defiant, statement-making style that’s still incredibly versatile.”

Nike.com

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The Air Jordan logo migrates to the back of the shoe as well. The off-center nature of Women’s AJ1 Rebel XX Chicago keeps everyone on their toes– and those toes, well-wrapped in style.

The Windy City Gets Warped

The Windy City gets warped in this release, and like Chicago’s skyscrapers, AJ1’s foundation stays firmly cemented to the ground. Women’s AJ1 Rebel XX Chicago keeps its original elements while embracing originality.

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The inside profile looks the same but with a new Nike Air logo spanning the top of the shoe down to the midsole, which hides the zipper opening. (Yes, we we wondering how we would go about getting this AJ1 off and on with the laces, too.)

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While the top portion of Women’s AJ1 Rebel XX Chicago welcomes several changes, the sole is still old school.

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No Bull Colorway Sideswiped

Women’s AJ1 Rebel XX Chicago throws down in OG style with in white, black and red, which Nike calls “a look that rebels against convention by sticking to its roots” (Nike.com). The colorway celebrates the AJ1 with Bulls colors and Nike modernity– an eclectic mix for the serious sneaker collector.

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Jump On It

If you are not ready to stand in line for Women’s AJ1 Rebel XX Chicago on May 19, then you might miss the hottest AJ1 release of the year. We suggest making plans to stand in line to get these kicks in time for Memorial Day weekend.

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Desert Sand is No Mirage

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Summer is coming and Jordan Brand is turning up this month. Air Jordan XIV Desert Sand delivers the upcoming season’s sandy vibes in a sleek suede design. Jump into the heat for only $190 on May 15.

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Air Jordan 14 Desert Sand

Release Date: May 15, 2018

Retail: $190.00

Colors: Desert Sand/White/Infrared

Features: Premium suede; Signature AJ 14 heel counter; Orange detail

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Desert Sand is No Mirage

Desert Sand combines the season’s heat with MJ’s affinity for luxury sports cars. Air Jordan 14’s latest iteration keeps suede as the dominant textile for a smooth and low-key silhouette.

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As fast as Desert Sand looks, it’s not simply fast fashion. It is here to stay, joining the ranks of other iconic Air Jordan 14 releases. There is no surprise there– Jordan has over 30 years of being a household name as well as a major presence in the fashion world.

True Grit

With a color as unique as Desert Sand, textile choice is important. Suede’s reputation for high-brow luxury is the perfect match, whose refined look matches the fine grains of Desert Sand.

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Speaking of sand, one cannot forget the true grit that the release celebrates. Air Jordan 14 debuted in 1998 as MJ “chased his sixth and final championship” (via Nike.com). The actual grit of Desert Sand is the legend of Jumpman that it echoes.

Infrared Goes to the Head

The neutral tone of Desert Sand is neatly sealed with black tongue and lace detail, but is kept edgy with flecks of infrared.

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The shade that shocks is kept toward the back of the shoe, mostly in the heel counter. The fluorescent detail frames the heel counter for which Air Jordan 14 is best known. It draws attention to the “23” and Jumpman, all while rocking Roman numerals at the black heel pull.

Jump On It

Life’s a beach, and on May 15, it’s all yours. Pick up Air Jordan 14 Desert Sand at select Jordan retailers. Will you have the grit it takes to snag a pair? Show us what you’re made of by sharing pics on our Instagram!

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Believe in Dream Weaver

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Nike began a new chapter in his long history of innovation with its unveiling of Air VaporMax in March 2016. Only two years later, it takes on its latest iteration for Spring 2017. Air VaporMax Inneva Dream Weaver features a woven construction throughout for a tighter, fresher fit. Get yours while you can on May 3 for $240 at select retailers.

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Air VaporMax Inneva Dream Weaver

Release Date: May 3, 2018

Retail: $240.00

Colors: Summit White or Midnight Blue

Features: Woven construction and new lace detail

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Believe in Dream Weaver

When performance is everything, VaporMax rises to the top. Its latest construction tightens up the fit at the textile level.

“The revolutionary, heel-to-toe Air VaporMax cushioning system continues to inspire Nike designers to create hybrids with iconic uppers from the brand’s rich heritage.”

– Nike.com

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Dream Weaver features a brand new weave that bands together with a new lace design to create the ultimate fit. The lightness of the shoe is obvious, with a dreamy, airy nature thanks to a breathable design.

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As is true with Nike’s newest iterations on its already exceptional designs, Dream Weaver keeps the bubbly sole of the VaporMax. The cushion that has created a legend of a shoe stays, and gets even more support with a tighter fit across the instep.

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Night and Day Colorways

Dream Weaver‘s profile on Nike’s Launch Page calls the shoe “perfect for the summer months.” With two colorways at opposite ends of the color wheel, Dream Weaver emerges as the ultimate night-and-day release. Summit White and Midnight Blue (pictured below) feature their main color with accents from similar hues.

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Woven Wonder

Dream Weaver, the woven wonder of VaporMax, has one of the most unique constructions of this year’s releases. Made of nylon, the basket-weave design varies in size to maintain a sharp but slightly edge look.

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The rear of the shoe has a smooth leather finish, providing a stable, study platform to Dream Weaver‘s softer materials. Don’t be fooled– the nylon might be soft but its tight weave makes it one of the toughest uppers around.

Jump On It

Chances are you won’t sleep at night if you don’t pick up Air VaporMax Inneva Dream Weaver on May 3. Find a Nike retailer near you so you can pick up this woven wonder.

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Kawhi on Fire: AJ1 Pass the Torch

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We’ve got to hand it to Kawhi Leonard– we’re still impressed from his performance in Game 3 the 2014 Finals. It’s no surprise that Jordan wants to celebrate the thrilling 29-point showing this April. Air Jordan 1 Pass the Torch embraces the Spurs uniform with fine, 2014-driven details. For only $145, you can relive Game 3 every time you take a look at your fresh new kicks.

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Air Jordan 1 Pass the Torch

Release Date: April 28, 2018

Retail: $145.00

Colors: Chrome/White/Turbo Green

Features: Metallic detail & Gold lace tabs

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Pass the Torch: Kawhi On Fire

Kawhi Leonard was on fire during Game 3 of the 2014 Finals, emerging as its MVP. His overall performance and new presence began a new chapter for the Spurs franchise, and as we’ve seen– it’s only the beginning of his legacy on the court.

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Pass the Torch celebrates Kawhi Leonard as much as it does the San Antonio Spurs. The athlete and his team are in the middle of the leader board right now, and Spurs fans have high hopes for 2018. Regardless of what happens, it’s an experience watching Kawhi tear it up.

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Spurs Colorway Shines

The latest colorway to grace the Air Jordan I is designed by none other than Kawhi’s team jersey. The Chrome splashes the mudguard, heel, and ankle wrap areas, framing the white side panels and black leather high top.

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Pass the Torch has the right amount of shine to be an everyday shoe. Of course, as bright as it is, there’s no way it’s stealing the spotlight from Kawhi any time soon.

Heavy Metals

Chrome isn’t the only metal to the pedal on Pass the Torch. The lace tab shines with “2014”– the year Kawhi made himself a name in the game and carved a path to victory for the Spurs.

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Jump On It

Air Jordan 1 Pass the Torch is the ultimate pair to hit the street this month. You might not be as fast as Kawhi– few people are– but you’ll need to dash to stores to get your pair before they sell out.

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Ronaldo, from Patches to Riches: Portugal Patchwork

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Nike team up next week to deliver April’s ultimate Air Max. With two legendary names working on a single project, its no wonder that Air Max 97 CR7 Portugal Patchwork is a hotly-anticipated release. Classic lines meet the modern master of the pitch on April 24 for $170.00.

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Air Mac 97 CR7 Portugal Patchwork

Release Date: April 24, 2018

Retail: $170.00

Color: University Red

Features: Patchwork design & red laces

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Ronaldo from Patches to Riches: Portugal Patchwork

One of the world’s football players might have a larger-than-life career now, but he comes from humble beginnings. Cristiano Ronaldo‘s passion for the pitch began when he was a young boy, wearing out his shoes after hours playing ball.

While his school shoes were well kept, his play shoes always ended up with holes thanks to the endless amount of time he spent on the pitch. Each time he’d wear a new hole in his shoes, his mother would patch it up, allowing him to get back out to hone his skills.

– Nike.com

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These days, Portuguese superstar has his pick of brand new footwear– and wants his newest kicks to be on your feet. He doesn’t forget where he came from, though. Ronaldo uses his celebrity status as a platform to give back to the community. Recently he launched the CR7 Selfie app, which donates to Save the Children with every download.

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Reminiscing Red

The color red has a special meaning to both Nike and Ronaldo. Red is a legacy color for Nike and Jordan Brand, making its appearance here in one of its finest forms.

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Portugal Patchwork also draws inspiration from other “big reds” in Ronaldo’s life. The color has been present throughout his career, as seen in his home country’s flag, and formerly in his Manchester United kit. Of course, his CR7 brand was inspired from his breakout career wearing number 7 for the Red Devils.

Patching Things Up

The finest detail of Portugal Patchwork is seen in the “mixed media” styling of different leather finishes, strategically sewn together. Patent, snakeskin, and cowhide textures combine to add dimension to this Air Max– perfectly fitting to capture Ronaldo’s multi-dimensional style of play.

The stitching and side mesh panel are also red, and are finished off with an understated, embroidered black and gold Swoosh.

Jump On It

Get yourself together for April 24 when Air Max 97 CR7 Portugal Patchwork flies into store. If this Air Max flies off the shelves as fast as Ronaldo descends toward a goal, then act fast before they’re gone.

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Particle Beige Goes BOOM

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The universe is full of surprises– and so is Jordan Brand. There’s no need to be superstitious on Friday, April 13 when Women’s Air Jordan 1 High Zip Particle Beige comes out. The smoothest Spring release in the galaxy is upon us, and for $150, it’s all yours.

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Women’s Air Jordan 1 High Zip Particle Beige

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Retail: $150.00

Colors: Particle Beige

Features: Metallic zipper; Suede; Red bronze highlights

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Particle Beige Goes Boom

The latest Women’s Air Jordan 1 arrives in style this week. Particle Beige goes boom in the middle of April, and sets the bar high with its premium suede and ornate zipper detail. The modern fastener puts a spin on the three-decade classic– and looks ultra-sleek. The new lines embrace the times.

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While Particle Beige bids farewell laces, the new appearance of the tongue and instep complement the traditional Air Jordan 1.

Big Bang Theory

While the face of the Air Jordan 1 is getting work done, the sole keeps on keeping on. Particle Beige stays true to its roots on this one. With such a modern take at the top of the shoe, it’s a sure bet to keep something just as they were.

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A Star is Born

Particle Beige bedazzles in suede, considered by some to be the second most-versatile textile for sneakers (second only to leather, of course). Suede is classic, old money finish that keeps things just a touch more dressy.

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So in a world where you can never be overdressed, Particle Beige is the ultimate party shoe for nearly every occasion. Sure, there are exceptions to the rule; we recommend sticking to the likes of Vapormax for more extreme engagements.

Jump On It

Women’s Air Jordan I High Zip Particle Beige is the be-all, end-all. Make a move before worlds collide on April 13, because this out-of-this-world Jordan might just be out of your reach if you aren’t in light speed.

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Flying Under the Radar: Air Jordan 32 Stealth

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Air Jordan 32 is a bold shoe, and Jordan Brand takes it to a new level this week. The newest member of the Jordan family, Air Jordan 32 Stealth, dazzles with its monochromatic colorway with fine metallic detail. For only $185, you can own the sleekest pair on the street on April 7.

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Air Jordan 32 Stealth

Release Date: April 7, 2018

Retail: $185.00

Colors: Black

Features: Covert colorway & metallic gold accents

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Stealth Flies Under the Radar

Air Jordan 32 is especially secretive with this release. Stealth is the low-profile midtop with some high-flying reviews. The futuristic shoe saves the bold colors for another day, and instead focuses on highlighting its form and construction.

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The transparent honeycomb outsole is one of the Air Jordan 32’s signature features. The superior grip design is consistent from toe to heel, allowing for evenly absorbed landings on the court. The only shock here– is shock and awe.

Covert Colorway

Stealth‘s covert colorway might be monochromatic, but the Air Jordan 32 textures pack the punch. It also throws back to some MJ history:

“MJ and his team started a tradition that turned into superstition: they wore all-black sneakers and black socks during the playoffs.”

-Nike.com

The sneaky sneaker also takes on a variety of finishes, from smooth, to gritty, to downright rocky. All things considered, the single-color choice for Stealth was a slam dunk so Jordan Brand can fully display its most recent member of the family.

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The rocky ankle wrap is a crowd-pleaser in Air Jordan 32, and continues to be a favorite feature of the shoe. The c-shaped wrap drops down the Achilles heel to meet the sole, and is “studded” by metallic gold accents.

Flecks of Light

Speaking of metallic gold accents, April’s black beauty manages to sneak in flecks of light throughout Stealth. Metallic gold detail also pops at the tongue, as well as at the Jumpman on the outside ankle.

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The instep also sneaks in some shiny white thread detail beneath the black laces, taking on a reflective look. Stealth does light right, and from the looks of it, in all the right places.

Jump On It

If you’re planning on snagging a pair of Air Jordan 32 Stealth, then aim to zoom into a Jordan retailer near you on April 7.

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Iced Out with Air Jordan 11 Low Iridescent

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Crisper, fresher air is taking over the season. That’s why Air Jordan 11 Low Iridescent is the release that ready to hit the ground running with the cleanest look around. The sophisticated sport shoe arrives on March 31 for only $175. Don’t let this gem, outfitted in Emerald Rise, evade you– or else you’ll be green with envy that you didn’t pick it up when you had the chance.

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Air Jordan 11 Low Iridescent

Release Date: March 31, 2018

Retail: $175.00

Colors: Emerald Rise/White/Black

Features: Iridescent sole; mixed leather finishes; low cut

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Iced Out with Iridescent

Iridescent cuts through the pastels with a colorway that takes a slice out of the competition. Emerald wraps around the entire shoe to create an intense contrast again the stark white, creating a  lush and lux look.

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The appeal is obvious, especially taking into account how Iridescent puts a new spin on the season’s brighter colors– by being the biggest, brightest, and boldest.

Liquid Leather

The splendor of the season is found with its characteristic mix of leathers. A rich Emerald Rise colors the patent leather that cradles the smooth white leather that takes over the rest of the shoe. While it is a traditional iteration of Air Jordan 11, and Iridescent maintains the “wow” factor by elevating the characteristic look through the combination of fierce colors.

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Iridescent has the ripple effect, and everything it touches feeds off its energy. The ripple is also seen at the outsole, where an iridescent blue rolls from the toe to the heel. It underscores the sharpness of the shoe, as it establishes a real platform for Emerald Rise to pop.

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Low Cut for Rising Temperatures

Less is more, especially when it comes to Iridescent, whose colorway is ideal for a low-cut Air Jordan 11. With an already bold look, there was little reason for the need of a high-top. The low profile does the shoe all the justice it needs, and lets it shine all on its own.

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Jump On It

If this season’s pastels are too vanilla for you, then be sure to pick up Air Jordan XI Low Iridescent this weekend.

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It’s Always Sunny in Vachetta

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Jordan Brand delivers another thrilling release for Spring 2018. Women’s Air Jordan 12 Vachetta is the perfect shoe for the season, with some suede warmth and cool metallic gold detail to top it off. For only $190, spring yourself into the new season with the hottest pair of women’s Jordans this year.

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Women’s Air Jordan 12 Vachetta

Release Date: March 23, 2018

Retail: $190.00

Colors: Vachetta Tan/Metallic Gold

Features: Metallic gold detail; Suede exterior; Quilted interior

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It’s Always Sunny in Vachetta

Dressed up in suede, Vachetta channels the new season in one the the brand’s best colors. Complemented by its metallic gold detail, this women’s Air Jordan 12 is pretty sunny– and perfect for Spring 2018.

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Vachetta‘s waxed laces add yet another aspect of glamour to the already luxurious shoe. Like any ladies’ accessory, a smooth exterior must always be complemented by an interior of the same quality. That’s why Jordan Brand opts for the quilted inside, which takes both comfort and quality to the next level.

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Ladies’ Night

Every night is ladies’ night with Vachetta. The fresh new release puts the spotlight on the women’s line, especially with its finer details. The bright metallic gold detail pops against the Vachetta tan colorway and the traditional snakeskin arch accessorizes this Air Jordan 12.

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The night for the ladies in Women’s Air Jordan 12 Vachetta, but they’re taking over Spring 2018 as well. The textile mixture strikes a happy medium, which is what Spring is all about, considering the temperature can fluctuate quite a bit. The suede is an all-around all-seasons look, but the waxed laces and quilted interior of the same color are the sunny look that everyone is chasing in anticipation for the summer.

SZA: Slay Every Day

Jordan Brand has always been one to embrace big things, especially when it comes to names. Five-time Grammy nominee SZA is featured in the promo ads for Vachetta, and the response has been nothing short of hype-worthy.

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With Jordan Brand’s 2018 focus on expanding what it offers in its women line, SZA is the perfect spokesmodel for the campaign.

“SZA’s uncompromising vision defies labels while her voice and style inspire limitless potential.”

– NikeNews.com

The quote stands beneath a bold heading, “Not for Limits,” which is the essence of Jordan Brand. Pushing the limits, breaking new records, and new visions are everything it aims to be and with SZA in its corner, the brand of all brands continues to do just that.

Jump On It

Spring just arrived and with Women’s Air Jordan 12 Vachetta fast on its way to stores, chances are it’s going to fly off the shelves. Be sure to find a Jordan retailer near you to grab your pair.

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Exotic Colors for Flyknit Trainer Smooth Style

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Spring is training season, and if you’re planning on having that summer body, then new kicks are on your shopping list. Nike answers the call for cross-trainers with Flyknit Trainer Smooth Style, arriving in stores March 15. At only $150, these bold kicks are sure to boost your confidence all season long.

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Flyknit Trainer Smooth Style

Release Date: March 15, 2018

Retail: $150.00

Colors: Persian Violet/Siren Red

Features: Signature Flyknit upper; sock-like comfort; two sets of laces

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Smooth Style’s Exotic Colors

Spring colors are typically pastel, but as seen with last week’s Air Safari Jungle Flashback, bold colors are here to heat up the season. Flyknit Trainer Smooth Style embraces the most striking colors for Pantone’s Spring 2018 palette. Siren Red draws inspirations from Cherry Tomato, and Persian Purple is a rich take on Ultra Violet.

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So what makes Smooth Style a smooth operator? If you’re looking for a shoe that makes a statement as soon as it walks in the room, then look no further. The exotic colors break down the season’s stereotypical lightness with heavy tones that give the Flyknit Trainer a serious edge.

Flyknit Trainer: Still Fly

This Flyknit Trainer is still fly as it maintains all of its signature features in its latest colorway. If you’ve enjoyed the sock-like comfort with class-act construction, then Smooth Style is the same sure bet. On the other hand, if you’ve never treated yourself to the high-profile cross-trainer, then definitely check out the treads.

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Tread Lightly

The Flyknit Trainer features strategically-placed square treads, which enhance grip and complement the even landing of its sole. The outsole isn’t too thick, though, so you can navigate the floor with ease for twists and turns.

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The tread is a low-profile kind of detail, sneaking just beneath the white sole in black. As one of the shoe’s strongest features, it’s no wonder that anyone doing cross-training looks to Flyknit Trainer for extreme navigation and support.

Jump On It

If you’re training this Spring, then be sure to snag Flyknit Trainer Smooth Style to get all the comfort you need. The newest colorway to grace stores is on fire, so make your way to the front of the line before they’re gone.

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Welcome to the Jungle Flashback

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It’s not officially Spring until March 20, but Nike already has things heating up. Air Safari Jungle Flashback takes a walk on the wild side on March 14 with its recreation of the original colorway. Get moving if you plan on getting it, because at $140, these popping kicks are sure to sell out fast.

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Air Safari Jungle Flashback

Release Date: March 14, 2018

Retail: $140.00

Colors: Black/Monarch/Cool Grey

Features: Signature ostrich print; textured leather finishes; original colorway

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Welcome to the Jungle Flashback

Air Safari Jungle Flashback is making the temperature rise this March. Nike touts the shoe as the release that “recreates the original colorway that started it all” (Nike.com). The staple shoe, which rose to the occasion in 1987 with Air Max and Air Trainer, has a special place in the Nike family.

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The striking colorway elevates the Air Safari to a most collectible status. Its bold tones break up an otherwise pastel seasonal palette, thanks to a coordinated effort by more extreme, vivid colors.

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Black and white set the stage for a pop of Monarch at the vamp and sock liner, as well as the tongue tag. Monarch is a curious color in Nike’s palette, as an earthy, orange-brown color reminiscent of the one seen in the Monarch butterfly.

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Back to the Primitive

As far as monarchs go, Jungle Flashback is the king of the jungle.  The naturally-inspired safari colorway takes on another layer of form-meets-content with its ostrich print. Located at opposite ends of the shoe, the gray on gray adds the spice of jungle life to the Air Safari.

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The ostrich print is also a modest nod toward another Nike/Jordan iconic look hailing from the wild, the elephant print.

Wild ‘N Out with Textures

Jungle Flashback‘s excellence is also derived from its varied textures. The black leather quarter panel is smooth and fine, setting the stage for an understated Swoosh. Monarch’s finish is slightly rougher with more of a cowhide feel to it.

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Jump On It

Don’t be the lion sleeping in the jungle on March 14. It’s on like Donkey Kong, so make sure you’re king of the jungle with Air Safari Jungle Flashback.

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