Tale of Two Cities: Storyteller of LA

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Nike takes on the role of storyteller this August. The React Hyperdunk 2017 Low Tale of Two Cities presents both sides of Los Angeles. Get the story of the City of Angels for only $130– a small price for a timeless tale of basketball, culture, and fashion.

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React Hyperdunk 2017 Low “Tale of Two Cities”

Release Date: August 3, 2017

Retail: $130.00

Colors: Red/Yellow/Black Multi

Features: All-new Nike REACT cushioning; Flyknit; Multi-color scheme throughout

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Tale of Two Cities: Storyteller

Nike delivers a chapter in life, basketball, and society with its Los Angeles-inspired shoe. LA is touted as a city with big lights where regular people go to become stars. It’s also Everyman’s land, cultured and diverse, with people from all walks of life.

Tale of Two Cities brings the community together with none other than the proving ground that does it best– the hardwood. Nike says it best:

“Basketball is the common languages of all Los Angeles, with on-court competition burring lines across city boundaries and bringing the community together.”

– Nike.com, “React Hyperdunk 2017 Low ‘Tale of Two Cities'”

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An LA Kind of Way

In an LA-kind-of-way, Tale of Two Cities embraces innovation. The new Nike REACT cushioning performs well, no matter where Tale of Two Cities finds itself. It offers the same exceptional shock abortion from the concrete to the hardwood.

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The same cutting-edge sole is seen in the “React Hyperdunk Low 2017 “Failure is Not an Option”, which also arrives on August 3.

Side-by-Side

Tale of Two Cities asks wearers to live a day in someone else’s shoes. Rather than combining prints symmetrically, there are two distinctly different shoes in the pair. While they share the same “landscapes,” in an eclectic mix, you’ll see how they’re uniquely displayed to reflect the two sides of LA.

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The left side rocks the natural, West Coast vibes of easy living. Leaves are outlined against an orangy-red sunset scene. The right side features an urban backdrop, with bricks that echo outdoor courts.

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The stock laces are two different colors, orange and yellow. The Swoosh on the exterior panel of each shoe are different colors as well, with one green and one yellow.

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The Drew League basketball patch on the tongue is identical on both shoes. Nike holds true to its claim: even as many sides to Los Angeles as there are, basketball will always be a dominating presence throughout the city.

Words of Wisdom

Tale of Two Cities offers words of wisdom, in the spirit of Nike. They’re displayed on the inside heel of the sole, as opposed to the exterior shoe. “No Excuses” appears on the left, while “Just Produce” appears on the right.

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From the company whose message is “Just do it,” both pairs of words pack the same punch with a forward-thinking attitude. After all, it’s the only way to live if you’re in LA.

Jump On It

Get fresh, West Coast kicks this week. React Hyperdunk 2017 Low “Tale of Two Cities” drops August 3, so get ready to pull an all-nighter waiting for them.

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Sneaker Shields brings the best crease protection to both coasts. That’s why our Wipes & Shields Combo Pack sell so well from New York to Los Angeles. For a special price of $29.99, you can have clean, crease-free kicks that always look store-front fresh!

Speaking of storytellers, have you shared your story with us on the Sneaker Shields Instagram? We want to see your Sneaker Shields in action (or a freezeframe), so here’s how you can submit your pics to us. You might even win some free shields!

 




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