“Olympic” Air Foamposite One pictures finally surface

Although the 2016 Summer Olympics’ opening ceremony doesn’t commence for nearly 4 months(116 days to be exact), Nike is not waiting until then to get in the Olympic spirit. This upcoming Foamposite One features a patriotic red, white and blue color scheme.  A white foamposite upper is complemented by obsidian around the laces and red interior. A gold 1¢ logo and clear outsole complete this beautiful sneaker. These are slated for a July 22 release and will retail for $230. *images via Sneaker Bar Detroit 

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How to Find the Right Kicks

When purchasing footwear there are, by in large, three determining factors: performance, price, and personality. Purchasing decisions are ultimately a blending of the three ,but for the sake of simplicity, I shall discuss each one separately.   Performance Performance needs are still the single biggest deciding  factor in athletic footwear purchases. The majority of Athletic sneakers purchase are ,in fact,used for their  designed purpose so it is paramount they perform at a high level. It is vital to access your performance needs and wants prior to buying. For instance, if…

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Chronicle Aims to take High Tech Swing at Tackling Fake Sneakers

Fake sneakers are the nemesis of those who look to purchase kicks on the secondary market. This thorn in the side of sneaker culture has evolved to the point where in some cases, it’s difficult to differentiate the fake from authentic kicks. A company called Chronicled is taking an interesting approach to doing something about that. Their idea is to make an open-source, distributed and decentralized ledger of sneakers and luxury and other collectible goods. Chronicled has raised $3.2 million in seed funding to further its ongoing development of its…

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Mobile sneaker resale application Flip helps ‘heads unload unwanted kicks

Whether you have a closet full or corner full of sneakers, there are likely some pair you’d like to part ways with. The mobile application Flip has been created to help you do just that.     Founded by 26 year old former Google and Apple engineer Kemar Newell, Flip is a mobile only kicks bazaar that they will buy the shoes. To set up a listing all one has to photograph the shoes to be sold and upload that and a description to the marketplace. Listings have to approved…

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Michigan mall shut down over Air Jordan fervor

In Harper Woods, Michigan seekers of the latest round of Air Jordan retros caused such an uproar that the mall had to be shut down temporarily. Earlier in the morning, crowds had begun gathering in the hopes of picking up the White/Jordan Jordan XII retros and the “Wing It” Air Jordan II. The commotion began at Kids Foot Locker, where once the doors opened at 8 AM this morning, the crowd rushed the gate, breaking a lock, the ensuing pushing, shoving and screaming prompted police to shut the mall down.…

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Adidas 3-D printed sneakers: Tailor made for your feet

Cushioning tailored to your foot? Is this crazy, pie-in-the-sky talk? No, according to Adidas; as a matter of fact, the company says this is the future of footwear purchases. Adidas recently unveiled its Futurecraft 3D shoe, a runner with a 3-D printed midsole. The footwear maker says the midsole can be tailored to fit the cushioning needs of the wearer. To accomplish this, clients will run on a special treadmill equipped with foot scanning technology which relays that information to a computer that will fabricate a design for the personalized…

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Dez Bryant shows the perks of being a JB athlete

Earlier today on his Instagram Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant showed why being a member of Team Jordan is awesome. In the post, he displays several yet-to-be-released pair of shoes,  most notably the black/red Air Jordan 1.5, the Maroon Air Jordan VI retro, the “72-10” Air Jordan XI retro, the “Supreme” Air Jordan V. How nice it must be, Mr. Bryant.    

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Men’s UA x Muhammad Ali SpeedForm® Phenom Training Shoes

The deal that The Greatest inked with the Baltimore, MD based athletic company back in February of this year has now added footwear to its lineup in the form of the SpeedForm Phenom trainer. This shoe features a white ArmourVent™ upper with UA branding on the lateral heel , and “THE GREATEST’ across the tongue that sits atop a black midsole. A blue tinted translucent outsole rounds out this performance focused sneaker. You can pick up a pair of the Under Armour SpeedForm Phenom currently here.      

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Nike Holiday 2015 SneakerBoot Collection

This collection for the 2015 holiday season takes several classic silhouettes and ruggedly refashions them into reflective and weather ready footwear for the fellas and the ladies. The Mens Collection features the Flyknit Trainer Chukka SneakerBoot, the Air Max 95 SneakerBoot, The Lunar Force 1 DuckBoot and the Air Max 90 Sneaker Boot and the Ladies collection consist of the Flyknit Trainer Chukka SneakerBoot, Air Max 1 Mid SneakerBoot, Acorra SneakerBoot, and the Nike Dunk Sky High 2.0 SneakerBoot. Here are the official images of the collection, which will release…

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Starbury vs Nike: who’s right?

    Since announcing the eminent return of his Starbury brand, former NBA and current Chinese Basketball Association player Stephon Marbury has been relentless lobbing bombs at Nike and Mike Jordan. He has been unwavering in his words despite some backlash. However it must be noted,from reading both the comments of those on Facebook and Twitter ,there is a sizable chunk of people who share Marbury’s sentiments. So in reading this I thought to myself is he right? From my vantage I can see the merits of both Nike and…

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