Caitlin Clark nearing eight-figure deal with Nike

The no.1 overall pick in this week’s WNBA Draft, Iowa guard Caitlin Clark, is reportedly close to finalizing an endorsement deal with Nike, according to The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania.  Charania adds there are plans for a signature shoe for Clark.  The Iowa State star has been a media darling for most of the season and throughout the NCAA Tournament. Even after Iowa was defeated in the national championship game 87-75 to Dawn Staley’s undefeated South Carolina team, Clark made the rounds on many outlets, including an appearance on…

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“Wolf Grey” Kobe VIII Protro coming this fall

This upcoming Kobe VIII Protro sports a grey engiineered mesh upper with a larger white embroidered Swoosho n the lateral side and a smaler one on the medial ankle. White also shows up on the Kobe logos on the rear heel, atop the grey tongue and on the Kobe logo on the external heel counter. Underneath resides a grey midsole and white rubber outsole. The “Wolf Grey” Nike Kobe VIII Protro is planned to debut this fall at nike.com and select retail establishments. They will carry 190 USD. Nike Kobe…

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PE Corner: KD breaks out another one

title image via hkd_35 Earlier this week against the New Orleans Pelicans, Phoenix Suns star forward Kevin Durant took to the court in yet another PE of his KD 16 sneaker.  This multi-color sneaker sports a purple weave upper overlaid with orange. Red support wings are present on both the lateral and medial sides, with a blue tongue and inner adding to the multi-hued aesthetic.  KD logos sit on each tongue, completing an upper that resides atop a fuschia-speckled bone midsole and rubber outsole.  As with so many Player Exclusives,…

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PE Corner: Tyrese Halliburton’s Kobe V Protro

title image via nbakicks Tyres Haliburton took these striking Kobe V Protro PEs to the court in a recent Pacers game.  As can be seen they sport a grey synthetic upper tipped in yellow at the toe. Black Swooshes adorn the lateral and medial sides, with yellow showing up at the tongue as well as the exteranl heel cup. Light blue shows up at the inner, completing an upper that sits atop a yellow and white midsole as well as a translucent rubber outsole.  Although there is no doubt these…

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This Nike Book 1 was inspired by Greenbow, AL’s most famous resident

title image via kicksvisionofficial In the Suns’ game against the LA Clippers, Devin Booker wore a pair of his Nike Book 1 sneakers insired by Forrest Gump.  Borrowing its aesthetic from the pair of Cortez that Forrest was gifted by Jenny before he decided to go for a run, it sports a white leather upper adorned on the sides with red Swooshes. The same red also shows up on the Cortez-styled rear heel overlay and the “Nike” and “Book” branding on each respective tongue.  Underneath resides a white midsole that…

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PE Corner: The “LSU” Nike Ja 1

title image via sneaker_rizhi This Nike JA 1 was made for the LSU Basketball program. It sports a purple mesh foundational layer overlaid with leather of the same color at the toe and flanking the forefoot. The golden Swoosh wraps around to the lateral and medial sides.  Ja and LSU branding can be seen on each respective tongue, with additional branding for each entity also seen on the white textile heel wraps. Morant’s number 12 also has its home on the leather rear heel overlay.  Underneath the aforementioned upper lies…

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PE Corner: Pascal Siakam’s KD 16

These KD 16 were seen on the feet of Indiana Pacers forward Pascal Siakam in their recent game against Oklahoma City Thunder.  The blue weave of the upper is paired with black ovaerlays. Black also shows up on the support wings, with the same hue present on the Swoosh on the lateral ankle. Pink encircles the KD logos on the tongue, rounding out the aesthetic of the upper.  Underneath resides a black midsole and matching rubber outsole.  As is so often the case here at PE Corner, there has been…

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PE Corner: LeBron breaks these out against Raptors

title image via sayitwityakickz.  When the Los Angeles Lakers took on the Toronto Raptors on April 2, LeBron James rocked these clean and simple black and white LeBron XXI PEs.  They sports a black leather upper wiith perforations throughout. On the lateral side, white stiching underneath the debossed Swoosh helps the iconic branding stand out, while the branding on the medial side is segmented with an embroidered boundary.  LeBron’s signature appears on the black suede tongue, with XXI branding appearing on the rear heel and lace dubrae.  Underneath the aformentioned…

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Jason Tatum wears Tatum 2 x Deadstock Coffee PE

Jason Tatum recently took the court in this collaborative PE his Tatum 2 sneaker. Birthed in conjunction with Portland, OR based sneaker themed coffee shop, Deadstock Coffee, it sports a white leather upper with mocha colored elephant print at the toe and the heel, seemingly as a nod to the Air Jordan 3. Mocha colored Tatum and Deadstock Coffee logos occupy each respective tongue while behind the aformentioned tongue reads “4th and Couch” , a call to the coffee shop’s location. Mocha is seen at the midsole, which also encircles…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Jersey City sneaker spot victim of smash-and-grab

Police in Jersey City are on the hunt for a group of thieves that robbed a local sneaker store. According to “The Loop” owner Mars Shehata, the thieves gained access to the store, by using a bolt cuter, or similar tool and then breaking the store windows with tossed rocks. Surveillance footage depicted the suspected individuals loading an SUV, which was found to be stolen, with various Air Jordan and Yeezy sneakers. Speaking to ABC7 Eyewitness News(NY), Shehata said, “It’s just really gut-wrenching to get that call. It’s very sad…

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