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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

Release Date:

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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Whoa Retro: 30 Years of Air

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With Air Max reaching three decades strong, it’s only getting better with age. The original design from 1987 is celebrated in a retro colorway with Air Max 1 Anniversary “30 Years of Air.” The release is slated for March 2, when Air Max aficionados will fight their way to the front of the line for their own pair.

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Air Max 1 Anniversary “30 Years of Air”

Release Date: March 2, 2018

Retail: $140.00

Colors: Aqua/Neutral Grey/White

Features: Visible Air unit; updated materials; retro colorway

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Whoa Retro: 30 Years of Air

Air Max 1 Anniversary 30 Years of Air is a modern twist on a blast from the past. Over the years, Air Max 1 has seen a host of colorways and material upgrades, but one thing never changes: its rave reception. The shoe that shook things up for Nike in 1987 remains an icon in footwear history, and 30 Years of Air celebrates its elite status.

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The latest material upgrade in 30 Years of Air is the buffed up, shiny finish of its flat laces. In fact, the update is so beloved by Nike that it warranted its own side-by-side comparison (pictured below). On the left are the original, matte finish laces seen in previous Air Max 1’s, as well as other sneakers.

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The shiny lace on the right has a more defined weave with different synthetic materials. It also takes on a micro-iteration of nylon webbing, the material most recognized in its wider form on bag straps. The modern, waxy finish brings the right amount of shine to the retro hues of the colorway.

Still Original

Even with its updated materials and cleaner profile, 30 Years Max Air is still original to its core.

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Key elements of mixed materials throughout the panels and upper; a defined platform and contrast outsole; and a visible Air unit are still present.

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Varsity Purple Peeks Out

The otherwise cool and airy hues that usher in Spring 2018 are given a pop of color with Varsity Purple. It’s kept to a bare minimum, though, so it doesn’t overpower this Air Max 1. In fact, the majority of Varsity Purple is seen at the insole and inside tongue.

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The most visible pop of the purple is seen at the eyelets and the Nike Air and Swoosh logo.

Jump On It

Are you craving a new addition to your Air Max collection? Kick the craving by picking up Air Max 1 Anniversary “30 Years of Air” on March 2. It’s wise to hurry, though, because these kicks will be a thing of the past if you arrive in shops too late Friday.

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Vapor Street, Fast Freak

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It’s already the end of February, and if you thought 2018 was off to a quick start, then brace yourself for Nike’s next release. Vapor Street Fast arrives in style on February 23 as the supreme street shoe. For only $180, you can wear this shoe all 365 days of the year.

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Vapor Street “Fast”

Release Date: February 23, 2018

Retail: $180.00

Colors: Varsity Red or Anthracite

Features: Responsive react foam underfoot; Flyknit; Ergonomic midsole

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Vapor Street, Fast Freak

Vapor Street Fast is a release for everyone. Touted by Nike to be for “everyday wear,” Vapor Street Fast aims to give everyone the runner’s experience through runner’s comfort. The shoe itself draws inspiration from 2017’s Vaporfly 4% and Vaporfly Elite, both worn by some of the biggest names in running (via Nike.com).

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The Flyknit upper delivers day-long breathe-ability, enhancing the overall airy appeal of Vapor Street Fast. It doesn’t stop there; the extra-large Swoosh serves as a remind that the chase is real, and that it takes up as many surfaces as possible. In a nutshell: limitless possibilities.

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Fast is the New Fresh

Fast is the new fresh, and Vapor Street Fast is no exception. The ergonomic design of the shoe comes to a head with a point toward the heel end of the sole, eliminating any unnecessary bulk.

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There isn’t any bulk to be found on top either, thanks to super-smooth flat laces that blend into the overall sock-like wrap of Vapor Street Fast‘s panels. It’s minimalist’s shoe right down to its core, with not even eyelets to distract where the laces enter. It just goes to show that as comfortable as Vapor Street Fast is, it’s just as much about business as it is pleasure.

Turning the Corner on Design

Design is everything at Nike, especially if you ask Nike Sportswear Designer, Nathan Schultze. According to Schultze, “aesthetic resonates culturally, well beyond its original intention” (via Nike.com). Vapor Street Fast embodies the running culture, and channels it into a most functional and aesthetically-pleasing shoe for the casual wearer.

Notice (above) just some of the design elements, including a reduced midsole and outsole, not to mention increased Swoosh size. (The Swoosh, as it goes, can never be too big.)

Pictured above in its Anthracite colorway, Vapor Street Fast features a plush and responsive foam underfoot.

Jump On It

Vapor Street Fast is in stores before you know it on February 23. Pick it up in Varsity Red or Anthracite, but make a decision quickly, because these sneakers will sell out…fast.

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Infinity and Beyond: Air Foamposite Pro Swoosh Pack

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Nike goes to infinity and beyond on February 16 with Air Foamposite Pro Swoosh Pack. The newest spin on the Air Foamposite rocks a softer, more sedated look in a cool Vast Grey, a perfect hue as the spring approaches with lighter and brighter colorways. While it rings in at $250, Swoosh Pack is a must-have, whether you’re on the court or going for a casual look.

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Air Foamposite Pro Swoosh Pack

Release Date: February 16, 2018

Retail: $250.00

Colors: Vast Grey/Black

Features: Removable Swoosh logo; Extended lace design; Monochromatic colorway

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Swoosh Pack, Coming in Hot

Air Foamposite Pro Swoosh Pack is a more mature, refined iteration than previous Foamposites. It colorway, Vast Grey, is a cool and smokey twist on recent metallic and iridescent releases.

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The less-shiny Swoosh Pack doesn’t lack any luster, though. It comes in hot as one of the first Spring 2018-focused releases, drawing inspiration from Pantone’s 2018 Classic Color Palette, finding its place in between two colors, Harbor Mist and Coconut Milk.

The Body that Doesn’t Quit

The muscular 90’s design of the Air Foamposite stays true to its roots in this latest iteration. The extended lace design, known for its low-on-the-toe look, continues to thrill in Swoosh Pack. The mesh sock liner and tongue are still present, blending in nicely with the main color of the shoe.

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The super-gripping soul, another distinct Air Foamposite feature, retains its sectional (and functional) look. A splash of contrast highlights the stacked-chevron sections where grip is the greatest.

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Here Today, Swoosh Tomorrow

The beauty of Swoosh Pack is in its new feature, the removable Swoosh logo. According to Nike, it’s “a canvas with infinite possibilities, which the silhouette has not shied away from” (via Nike.com). The Swoosh, as seen below, is attached with Velcro.

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The Swoosh Pack collection also includes Air Force 1’s, which drop the day before on February 15.

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It’s only the middle of February, so grab Air Foamposite Pro Swoosh Pack to make a statement all year long. If you ask any Foamposite fan, February 16th can’t arrive soon enough– so be prepared to fight for a place in line when it drops.

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Ready Player One: PG2 PlayStation

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Do you spend more of your money on video games or kicks? On February 15, you don’t have to choose when you can get the best of both worlds. PG2 “PlayStation” is Paul George’s solution for two communities that have a lot in common, gamers and sneaker freaks. The best part? This PlayStation is only $110.00.

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PG2 “PlayStation”

Release Date: February 10, 2018

Retail: $110.00

Features: PlayStation galaxy theme; Zoom airbag; Tracking-driven outsole

Colors: Racer Blue

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PG2 PlayStation: Ready Player One

All players are ready for the game with PlayStation in the latest iteration of PG2 embracing Paul George’s other love, video games.

The gamer-inspired shoe channels the most iconic parts of the Sony PlayStation controller, as well as its long-standing galaxy brand theme. The original Sony PlayStation from 1995 was a plain gray system, but the PS2, released in 2000, was launched with the galaxy black and blue theme that is still seen today in the PS4.

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First Person Shooter

The fine details make PlayStation one of Nike’s finest releases. While the galaxy-themed colors are the most noticeable, especially seen in the midsole and sockliner, the eyelets feature classic PlayStation colors from its controller.

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The heels of PG2 PlayStation also show off more Sony-centric detail. Paul George’s number is displayed in Sony’s font on one side, with a PSN voucher code on the other. Last but not least, the PlayStation and Paul George logos make a bold statement at the tongue.

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Campaign Mode

As Sony’s most recent slogan goes, “This is 4 the Players” (via GameFaqs.com).

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PG2 PlayStation follows suit as an outstanding ambassador for enhanced gameplay. The Zoom airbag touts ultimate cushioning while a traction-driven outsole enhances durability for long days in the game. It’s game on, whether it’s on the court or your couch.

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If you press pause, you might find yourself out of luck. Get on your game and enter Nike’s drawing through the Nike SNKRS app. PG2 “PlayStation” is everything this month, so treat it like a midnight release for Call of Duty– which means doing everything you can to get it the moment it drops.

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Feel Big Air: Pumped for Air Max 270

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It’s safe to say Nike’s theme for 2018 is big— feel big, be big, look big. It’s no surprise that it’s next release follows suit. Air Max 270 “Feel Big Air” takes on everything from the ground to the sky on February 2. For an airy $150, you can bounce all over this one without having your wallet weigh you down.

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Air Max 270 “Feel Big Air”

Release Date: February 2, 2018

Retail: $150.00

Features: Biggest heel bag to date; Smooth/minimalist panel detail

Colors: Black & Tonal Orange; Black & Hot Punch; Black & Photo Blue; Black & Volt

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Feel Big Air: Get Pumped

Feel Big Air kicks things off with the biggest heel bag ever released by Nike, which means it will be the most extreme cushioning available. Air Max 270 is touted to be the next-gen sneaker that everybody can have, especially at a price-point of $150.

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Nike calls it “a super-soft ride that brings you even closer to the feeling of walking on air” (Nike.com). Of course the parent company and creators know but, but glide could just as easily replace ride. Reaching close to an inch of cushioning and platform from heel to toe,  Feel Big Air is more airborne than any previous release.

Aerodynamic Detail

Feel Big Air‘s main feature is its mega heel bag, but it’s also important to notice the sleek design of its panels. Rather than clearly defined panels, as seen in other Air Max and Nike iterations, these bleed together and give the appearance of a single, molded panel.

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Don’t let the sock-like design fool you, though. While it’s super sleek and aerodynamic, its panels are carefully constructed to provide a supreme fit. After all, you want to float in the air, not swim around in your shoes. Feel Big Air also has an attached tongue covered with laces that come slightly higher than usual, thus enhancing fit across the instep.

All Lit Up

Go big or go home: it’s the statement Nike makes with the debut of the big-time heel bag. As the focal point of Feel Big Air, color is everything for the predominantly black Air Max 270. It might be a tongue-in-cheek reference, but it’s pretty cool that Nike highlights the best part of Feel Big Air with Tonal Orange and Hot Punch, two colors that are bright enough to be highlighters themselves.

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Does Air Max 270 Feel Big Air remind you of something? Remember L.A. Lights, the mid-90’s sneaker trend took the world by storm heels that lit up with motion? Relive the blast from the past with this L.A. Gear’s 1994 commercial, which for some reason features children in a desert, recklessly abandoned by their parents. Check out this CNN Money profile on L.A. Gear to brush up on some sneaker trivia.

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Are you going big in 2018? Be sure to get on the right track with Air Max 270 “Feel Big Air” in Tonal Orange, Hot Punch (seen below), Photo Blue, or Volt.

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