Air Yeezy prototype auctioned for $1 million

From Priya Elam of The Guardian Kanye West’s Air Yeezy sneakers are being auctioned for $1m, making them Sotheby’s most expensive shoe listing ever. They are expected to break the record set by a pair of Nike Air Jordan 1s worn by Michael Jordan, which sold for $615,000 last year. The black, size 12 Nike Air Yeezy 1 prototypes, designed by West and Nike’s Mark Smith in 2007, were groundbreaking. Aesthetically they altered the shape and form of sneakers in the decade that followed. Brahm Wachter, head of streetwear and…

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An initial look at the “Sakura” atmos x Nike LeBron 18 Low

Nike Basketball and Japanese brand atmos have joined forces to birth this collaborative edition of the Lebron 18 Low. The “Sakura” sports a gridded pastel upper with a floral Sakura Swoosh that is an homage to the cherry blossom season. Below this upper resides resides full-length Reax foam , a heel Max Air unit and a translucent outsole. The “Sakura” atmos x Nike Lebron 18 low is expected to release sometime in the coming months at nike.com and select retail establishments. Atmos x Nike Lebron 18 $TBA later in 2021

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“Winterised” Air Jordan 14 coming in October

The Air Jordan 14 will be the latest silhouette to get the winterised treatment. At this early juncture there are no images available but what is known is that it will utilize a multi-hued colour palette that will prominently feature archeo brown across its winter ready build. The “Winterized” Air Jordan 14 , for the moment, are scheduled to make their debut October 30 at nike.com and select retail establishments; they will carry a 200 USD sticker price. Winterized Air Jordan 14 Archeo Brown/Multi-Color-Multi-Color DO9406-200 $200 October 30, 2021 *A…

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Draymond Green was right

In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act. I lead with Orwell’s quote because that has, unfortunately, bore itself out to be rather prophetic. Society has devolved to the depths of valuing feelings over facts, as people are allowed to wrap themselves in comforting truths rather than take the medicine of cold, hard facts. The latest example of this is Megan Rapinoe and her internet dust-up with Draymond Green. Last week, while speaking at the White House, the soccer star was the latest to…

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“Lightning” Air Jordan 4 : Official Images

After a 15-year hiatus, the “Lightning” Air Jordan 4 is planned to make its return this summer. The 2021 version will do its level best to stay true to its 2006 progenitor, meaning it should sport a tour yellow nubuck upper complimented with grey , along with black netting. Below this upper resides a white midsole and a grey and white rubber outsole. The “Lightning” Air Jordan 4 is, for now, planned to release August 7 at nike.com and select retail establishments; they will carry a $220 USD sticker price.…

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Canada is newest frontier for ebay’s sneaker authentication service

from Ina Steiner of ecommercebytes.com eBay is expanding its “Authenticity Guarantee” program for sneakers to Canada, it announced this week. Through the program, eBay offers authentication for certain select sneakers that sell for over $100. eBay Canada chose Sneaker Con to fully vet and verify the items’ authenticity and said it would open an authentication center early next month in Toronto. Sneaker Con is an odd name for an authenticator, but it started life as a convention for “sneakerheads” before launching the Sneaker Con platform. Reading Sneaker Con’s About Us…

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“Midnight Navy” Nike Total Max Uptempo : Official Images

The “Midnight Navy” Nike Air Total Max Uptempo will make its very soon, after making its last retail run in 2009. Like its progenitors it will sport a white leather upper with midnight navy showing up on the lateral and medial Swooshes, tongue tops, under trim, forefoot branding and rear pull tabs and inner. Below this upper resides a white midsole that is home to the full-length Max-Air unit and a white and midnight navy rubber outsole. The release of this 1990’s Nike basketball classic is imminent at nike.com and…

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Introducing the Nike KD14

The upcoming spring/summer of 2021 will serve as the backdrop for the retail debut of the KD 14. The most prominent feature on the upcoming 14 is the return of midfoot strap, something that has been absent from the line since the KD VII. A medial cage is also present that is designed to stabilise and provide lockdown at the midfoot. Below this upper is a midsole that houses a full-length Zoom Air Strobel and a rubber outsole. The Nike KD 14 will feature two debut colourways, a black and…

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Nike lawsuit ends after company agrees to recall “Satan Shoes”

from Reuters: Nike Inc says a Brooklyn company that made “Satan Shoes” in collaboration with rapper Lil Nas X has agreed to voluntarily recall the footwear, as part of a legal settlement with the athletics giant. The settlement with MSCHF Product Studio Inc resolves a trademark infringement lawsuit that Nike filed last week over the black-and-red, devil-themed sneakers, which carry the Nike “swoosh” logo and quickly sold out at $1,018 a pair. Satan Shoes are customised versions of the Nike Air Max 97 sneakers, with midsoles purporting to contain a…

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Nike and FedEx amongst companies who paid no income tax since 2018

From Marc Bain of qz.com: Despite raking in billions in earnings, Nike, FedEx, and two dozen other public companies have paid no federal corporate income tax in the US since 2018, according to a study by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, a Washington-based research organization. The behavior continues what ITEP describes as a decades-long trend of companies finding ways to avoid taxes through legal loopholes such as deductions and exemptions. The 2017 tax bill enacted by former US president Donald Trump, which slashed the top corporate tax rate from 35%…

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