Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Two Men. Attacked and Stabbed by 5; One has sneakers stolen

For our latest reporting of sneaker-inspired deparavity, we return to Brooklyn, N.Y. , where five ruffians ( four men and a woman) stabbed two men, robbing one of them of their sneakers. According to police, earlier this month the suspected attackers stabbed the two men, aged 21 and 28 respectively, multiple times at approximately 6:30 on March 24. One of the men was stabbed in the back and torso and the other victim was stabbed in the leg and torso. Both men were taken to a local hospital. The NYPD…

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Nike unveils Air Max Day 2018 Line Up

Air Max Day has become a yearly celebration of the technology that has not been a pillar of the company since 1991,but also paying homage to models that pushed, and continue to push, the envelope in both performance innovation and aesthetically. This year’s lineup is no different, featuring seven models that span from yesteryear to the cutting edge of Air Max technology. They are the Air Max 180, the Air Max 93, Air Max 270, Nike VaporMax Plus, Nike VaporMax 97, Nike VaporMax Flyknit 2.0. Air Max 1/97 Vote Forward…

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Nike Air VaporMax “Black Anthracite”

Since its initial release back on March 26th of this year, the VaporMax has seen a steady and well received diet of colorways. This latest colorway features a black anthracite Flyknit upper with a black swoosh. A semi-blacked out VaporMax unit finishes things off for this sneaker. This VaporMax will be available June 22 on Nike+, SNKRS, nike.com and at select retailers.

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Nike aids Chinese Goverment in the Confiscation of $87 million in Counterfeit Kicks

Police in Anhui (China) recently busted that country’s largest case of sneakers. The seized shoes, which numbered over 500,000 pair, were intended to be shipped to Asia and the Middle East. Although made of substandard materials, the sneakers were still valued at over $87 million. In December 2015 Anhui police received reports from Nike Sports China which indicated they had located a significant number of counterfeit shoes that looked like one of their branded products in Middle Eastern countries. Law enforcement officials spent a month pursuing that lead and it…

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NikeLab Air Max Plus

Since it’s initial release way back in 1998, the Air Max Plus has remained rather popular and has enjoyed a sizable following. For this latest incarnation, NikeLab put its spin on it, replacing its plastic toe bumper for a tumbled ,soft full grain leather.  You can pick these up beginning April 25 at select retailers and at nike.com/NikeLab. 

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“Metallic Gold” Nike Air Max 97 to release in April

2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the Air Max 97 and to commemorate this, the OG “Silver Bullet” was released earlier in the year and now another OG colorway will follow it. The Metallic Gold colorway is making its first appearance since 2010. It features its metallic gold upper that earned the shoe its nickname. This upper sits atop a white midsole, full length max-air unit and black outsole. These will debut in Europe on April 20; this will soon be followed by a U.S. release. These are set to…

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“Oreo” VaporMax to drop this summer

With the highly anticipated release of the VaporMax earlier this week, many wondered what would susbsequent colorways look like and/or release?   The release of a new colorway of the VaporMax has answered at least one of those questions.   This model features a Flyknit upper with interweaved black and white fibers that have earned this shoe the “Oreo” moniker. Black dynamic flywire cables and a translucent Swoosh logo completes the look of this upper that sits atop the VaporMax unit.  You can look for this VaporMax to release later this summer…

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The Atmos Air Max 1 x Air Jordan III Pack

The Atmos Air Jordan Air Max Pack features an updated return of 2007’s Atmos x Air Max 1 and an Air Jordan III with safari print and “Nike Air” on the rear heel tab. This two shoe pack will retail for $400 and will release on March 18 2017. The Atmos x Air Max 1 will also release separately on that same day. The stand alone pair will be closer to the 2007 original and will eschew the Jumpman branding and other slight tweaks.   Atmos Air Jordan Air Max…

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Nike Air VaporMax: The latest evolution of Nike Air

The Nike Air VaporMax is the latest step in the journey of Nike Air that began in 1987 with the original Air Max and its groundbreaking visible air unit.  With the VaporMax, no longer does the air unit have to be undergirded by a layer of rubber for the purposes of increased protection and durability. The outsole is integrated into the air unit into what Nike calls a “holistic VaporMax unit.” Elasticity implemented into the new air unit allows it to maintain its given form.     The aforementioned advancements…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Teen Accused of Sticking Up Facebook Sneaker Seller

In our latest edition lowlighting the foolish things people take to get sneakers, we bring you the case of Javaris Platts. The 19-year old Jacksonville, Florida teen was accused of robbing a Facebook sneaker seller at gunpoint of a pair of Air Jordans. According to Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, and reported by WJXT-TV, the robbery victim posted an ad on a Facebook page where sneakers are bought and sold. The seller and Platts agreed to meet to conduct the sale at Billy Cobb Senior Park. The police report stated when they…

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