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Nike’s Real Treat of Winter 2016

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SFB 6 Cognac Bomber
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Nike’s SFB 6 Cognac Bomber is the real treat of Winter 2016. If Nike and Timberland had a lovechild, this would be it. With the heavy labor look of a Timberland, and the iconic Nike tread, the SFB 6 Cognac Bomber has clocked in for the season.

 

SFB 6 Cognac Bomber

SFB 6″ Bomber, Cognac

Retail price: $170.00 at Nike.com and select retailers

Color: Cognac/white

Features: Plush lining, inside ankle zip, and recessed Swoosh logo on the heel counter

 

 

Business Up Front

The SFB 6 Cognac Bomber is up front when it comes to getting down to business. Its profile at Nike.com postures the shoe as a crossover, since it marries two legendary styles. It borrows the functionality of the SFB family while maintaining trendy curb appeal of other premium Nike sneakers. This unique crossover could be the first of many re-purposed SFB shoes for the fashion audience.

 

The “hard work” look popularized in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s featured mainstreamed fashion of Timberland, Carhartt, and Dickies. With the SFB 6 Cognac Bomber, Nike inserts itself into the trend—and is here for the long haul.

 

 

Party in the Back

SFB 6 Cognac Bomber
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You can’t have a serious Nike sneaker without a little party in the back. The SFB 6 Cognac Bomber has the work boot look, but boasts the comfort of party kicks. The smooth premium leather is ultra-luxurious, giving the sneaker a custom-like fit for ever wearer. Fit, of course, is really determined by the lacing—and the SFB 6 Cognac Bomber aims to please.

 

Perhaps the most innovative fit feature of the SFB 6 Cognac Bomber is its inside zip. The frequent adjusting of laces for that perfect fit takes time, and often puts premature wear on the laces. While the zip is an embellished feature, it actually supports the custom-fit feel of the sneaker.

 

Tedious lacing becomes a thing of the past in the SFB 6 Cognac Bomber, and the sneaker lends itself to a customized fit every wear. Wearers only need to lace up once to get going, because the inside zip allows for easy access.

 

 

Actually, House Party

SFB 6 Cognac Bomber
Image permission by Nike

The SFB 6 Cognac Bomber rocks the house from the inside out, just like Kid N’ Play in House Party (1990). The lining is also a nod to this year’s bomber jacket trend with elements of the sheepskin and shearling look. By all accounts, the SFB 6 Cognac Bomber is on point with the tends of Fall/Winter 2016-2017.

 

The cream plush lining puts the sneaker at the top of the list for warmest fashion footwear. The original SFB line inspires the lining’s functionality. Most other winter boots with are fully lined with plush, but the SFB 6 Cognac Bomber actually refrains from lining the inner sole. This maintains the cushioned fit and feel from the inside of the shoe—which is often lost with fully-lined winter boots. The inner sole, also cognac, instead features a white Nike and Swoosh logo at the inside heel.

 

 

Nike Treads All the Way

 

SFB 6 Cognac Bomber
Image permission by Nike

 

From most angles, the SFB 6 Cognac Bomber rocks the crossover appearance. Looking at the underside of the sneaker brings the wearer back into the sneaker’s athletic side. The outsole dons the iconic geometric Nike pattern. With the grooves and ridges in all the right places, the SFB 6 Cognac Bomber offers spectacular traction and shock-absorption. The outsole and midsole blend together into a slight platform, which is perfect for winter weather.

 

Clocked In, but Not Checked Out

Nike has seen its fair share of sell-out releases, especially with limited reissues of Jordans, yet the SFB 6 Cognac Bomber is still available online.  Does that mean if a shoe isn’t sold out, that it’s not hot? It’s quite the opposite, actually, considering the SFB 6 Cognac Bomber. The thing is, loyal Nike fans know that this sneaker is a prominent member of the Nike family, especially as a crossover.

 

This is the beginning of bringing over the SFB to mainstream wearers. The SFB 6 Cognac Bomber sends the message that Nike’s dominance in the footwear industry is largely due to its versatility. The success of the SFB 6 Cognac Bomber means the possibilities are endless: different high top sizes and colorways are bound to drop in the near future.

 

For now, though, the SFB 6 Cognac Bomber remains one of the most unique Nike releases of 2016. If you’re planning on picking up a pair for the holidays, be sure to grab Sneaker Shields to go with it. Visit our store and subscribe to our emails to get the best deals on Sneaker Shields all through December.

SFB 6 Cognac Bomber
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Air Jordan XII Retro Royal Blue: Fit for a King

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The Air Jordan XII Retro Royal Blue was released on November 12, 2016 with a retail price of $190. The Saturday release of this Air Jordan XII Retro sold out at most locations, including Foot Locker. Employees at the retail chain say the raffle system through the Foot Locker app somewhat controlled the craze of release day. As expected, however, Jordan fans packed into stores between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to try their luck for any unclaimed Jordans. By that time of the day, though, customers weren’t so lucky.

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Nike’s launch page for the Air Jordan XII Retro Royal Blue sings praise for the bold, new color:

“Premium suede combines on the upper with premium leather overlays, while deep royal blue floods the entire shoe for the season.”

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What makes the Air Jordan XII Retro Royal Blue such a hot release, compared to other Retro releases?

Nike says customer demand for the Air Jordan XII Retro, especially in a new color, was at an all-time high in recent years. They had no choice but to respond with a new limited-edition run. Nike also wanted to differentiate this release from other Air Jordan XII Retro’s, so the color choice of Royal Blue (also called Deep Royal Blue) was a no-brainer. With the success of the Air Jordan XII Retro design, coupled with the success of the Royal Blue color in other Nike styles, it was an easy decision to combine the two.

 

Two Colorway Style Changes

The Royal Blue sets this Air Jordan XII Retro apart from other Retro’s with its two main colorway style changes. This Retro is monochromatic, and it’s a color never before seen on the Air Jordan XII Retro. The only other monochromatic Air Jordan XII Retro is the Dark Gray PSNY from late 2015. The Royal Blue Retro is only the second Retro design that is completely monochromatic down to the outsole. . The few accent colors on the Royal Blue are metallic silver and white.air-jordan-xii-retro-royal-blue-3

The Royal Blue color is an innovative feature of the Air Jordan XII Retro. Black, white, and red are the most common colors for Air Jordan XII Retro’s. They come in other colors, but seeing Air Jordan XII Retro’s in shades of blue is rare. The blues seen on Retro’s have been mostly accent colors, but rarely the main color scheme. As one of the less-often produced colorway selections in the Air Jordan XII Retro color palette, Nike knew that Royal Blue would be a bold first, knowing full well how successful the color is in the Nike Air Max 1.

 

Royal Blue

The unique Royal Blue color takes the Air Jordan XII Retro design to the next level. The suede, leather, and lining are as uniform in shade as possible—just like its PSNY predecessor. When mixing textiles and textures in footwear, manufacturers run into the problem of matching dyes. Because different textiles absorb dye differently, it’s relatively hard to get the same color throughout the shoe. The Air Jordan XII Retro’s are a premium footwear, though, so it’s no surprise that the suede, leather, and lining and nearly identical in their Royal Blue color. There is only a mild contrast in the Royal Blue in all three parts, but there is almost no difference in shade quality. Nike delivers with its dedication to the premium quality that it’s known for.

 

Recommended Care by Nike

To keep the suede and leather of Air Jordan XII Retro Royal Blue looking its best, a representative at Nike provided the recommended care instructions:

  1. Don’t immerse or soap in water, and don’t machine wash or machine dry.
  2. Clean shoes immediately after exposure to dirt or mud.
  3. Don’t use waterproofing spray (on any Nike product) because it can lighten or change the color.

What’s another way to care for the Air Jordan XII Retro Royal Blue? Check out some of the products that we offer at Sneaker Shields right here.

 

Air Jordan XII Retro fans can tell you that 2016 celebrates 30 years of the Retro. The rare, limited-edition Retro in Royal Blue is the perfect capstone design. Stores won’t be restocked with the Royal Blue, unfortunately. The Royal Blue is an extra limited-edition release—just in time to become a hot holiday must-have item. Remember that original sticker price of $190? Sneaker brokers on eBay have already started the bidding on the Retro Royal Blue around $250, which is sure to skyrocket with less than two months until Christmas.air-jordan-xii-retro-royal-blue-4

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Pre-Notched Universal Sneaker Shields Demo

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See how DJ Matt Bain uses the Generation 7 Pre-Notched Universal Sneaker Shields for maximum comfort and crease protection on his Air Jordan Retro 3 kicks.

You can follow DJ Matt Bain on Instagram @djmattbain and give him a shout out from the Sneaker Shields community.

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The Ultimate Crease Protection

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Sneaker Shields are the Ultimate Crease Protection

The Anti-Crease Movement has arrived. If you have a problem with purchasing an expensive pair of kicks and having them crease up on you in the toe-box area immediately after you wear them, then Sneaker Shields may be for you.

Never before has there been a technology that properly addresses this problem in such a way that Sneaker Shields does. Countless SneakerHeads around the world are utilizing our insert to protect their beaters all the way up to their grails.

They work in many different brands of shoes and style of toe-boxes. Typically best result will be seen in an open toe style toe-box. However, they can be trimmed along the bottom to decrease the height for smaller toe-boxes if needed.

Check out @ASneakerLife’s review of Sneaker Shields

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Sneaker Shields Comparison

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Check out Rico at the WWD Magic Show Sneaker Shields booth in Las Vegas

The Anti-Crease Movement is here.

It’s no longer just a thing for SneakerHeads. Sneaker Shields® work in any rounded-style toe box shoe, including dress shoes. If you want your shoes to stay looking fresh and new for hundreds of wears then you need Sneaker Shields®.

As Rico illustrates here, the type of protection your looking for can only come from Sneaker Shields®. The other guys just don’t match up, and don’t provide the quality of protection that we do. Nor are they able to provide the level of comfort that we do.

Our newest generation of Sneaker Shields® are our best design to date. They are much softer and therefore are more comfortable by being softer on your toes. As they heat up they get even softer while maintaining their durability. There is also a notch pre-trimmed on the outside of the insert that allows there to be space for your outer toes therefore making the insert much more comfortable than ever before while still provide that same level of crease prevention that people have grown to know and love.

The newest generation of Sneaker Shields® is also many times more crack resistant than any previous version of Sneaker Shields or Wearable Shoe Trees yet. Though we do have many customers that have been using previous generations of Sneaker Shields® for as long as 6+ years, our newest generation has been rigorously tested on 50 different types of proprietary technology blends, of which we cannot discuss for obvious reasons, to bring you a more flexible, but durable, and crack resistant Sneaker Shields® that can take the punishment of rocking grails non-stop!


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Video Creativity Winner Kevin Gutierrez @ijamscrew

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A BIG “Thank You” to Kevin for taking it to the next level and really creating a well thought out, organized, passionate video for Sneaker Shields. Way to go sir. You definitely do it big!

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Thanks again Kevin.


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