Nike unlikely to match Puma’s offer to Kyle Kuzma

Earlier in September is was reportered that Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma was nearing a sneaker deal with Puma. Nike, who Kuzma was with at the time, had 10 days to exercise the match clause in their deal with Kuzma if they wished to keep him on their roster. According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, it appears that the orange-branded athletic giant will decline to exercise that clause which will pave the way for Kuzma to become Puma’s latest endorser. At only 24, Kuzma fits in…

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Kyle Kuzma and Puma closing in on shoe deal

It appears that Kyle Kuzma could be the next young NBA talent to join the Puma roster. According to an initial report from the New York Times’ Marc Stein, Puma is nearing a deal with the Los Angeles Laker. Last season, the 23-year-old forward engaged in a partnership with the sneaker resale platform GOAT, in which he functioned as a brand ambassador and would wear rare kicks on and off the court.

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Nike reveals WNBA All-Star PEs

While many of you were not paying attention, the WNBA season not only tipped off but is now at the All-Star segment of its 34 game campaign. For Nike, these games merely serves as a backdrop to promote and/or sell their products. The brand has revealed their Player Exclusives for the WNBA All-Star game- which included special versions of the Lebron XVI, Lebron XVI Low, KD 12, Kyrie 5 and the Kobe 4 Protro. Each of the model sports fluorescent colors “to bring visibility to the game’s participants.” Here is…

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Zion Williamson signed with Jordan Brand

One of the most coveted sneaker free agents in recent memory, Zion Williamson, now has a footwear home. The number one pick in this year’s NBA Draft has signed with Jordan Brand. He has been spotted wearing both Puma and Nikes and it was speculated that those were the top candidates vying to add him to their respective roster, so it was somewhat of a surprise that he chose the Jumpman.

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100 very rare sneakers are now up for auction

Sotherby’s, in collaboration with Stadium Goods, is auctioning off 100 pairs of very rare sneakers. The online-only auctions features some of the most prized sneakers of the most past 15 years, including, Nike Mags ( the 2011 and ‘16 versions), Carhartt Air Jordan 4s, Jeter Air Jordan 11 mids, and Friends and Family “Fresh Prince” Air Jordan 5’s, just to name a few. Currently the auctions are open for bidding and until July 23 the collection also can be viewed at Sotherby’s New York Galleries.

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“Multi-Logo” Vans Slip-On Releasing tomorrow

This Vans Slip-On features a print throughout the entirety of its upper of blue, green, orange, pink, and yellow skateboards that say “ VANS” and “OFF THE WALL.” A white midsole and rubber outsole finishes off the aesthetic. The “Multi-Logo” Vans Slip-On release July 11 overseas and imminently on vans.com. Vans Slip-On July 11, 2019

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Arizona Governor blasts Nike..then is seen in a pair

Last week Arizona govenor Doug Ducey publicly took it to Nike over his displeasure of the footwear giant deciding the pull the plug on an Air Max 1 that featured the so-called “Betsy Ross” Flag after it presence on the sneaker was called out by Mr. Colin Kaepernick. There was a plan for Nike to build a $184 million facility in Goodyear Arizona and Ducey, in his series of tweets let the Swoosh know that “Arizona economy is doing fine without Nike.” Well the red, white and blue hissy fit…

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The “USA” Air Max 1 issue is nothing new for Nike

As the United States has just come off its July 4 celebration, it seemed but too apropos to commentate on one of the hot topics of the sneaker world right now ( no it is not the lawsuits facing both Nike and Adidas), Nike cancelling the release of the “USA” Air Max 1 at the behest of one Mr. Colin Kaepernick. For those of you who may have been habitating beneath escarpment, Nike was set to release an updated version of their “USA” Air Max 1. It looked like this:…

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Air Max 270 comes to the ring with the Air Max Box

The Air Max Box brings the AM 270 setup to the boxing ring. It features a very high collared build of leather, underlaid by an open mesh and overlaid by suede at the forefoot. The double-lasted design features the large 270 air unit at the heel. The Air Max Box will come in two colors- a white,black and volt, and a black and purple. It will release in women’s sizing July 4 at nike.com and select retail establishments.

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“Bone White” Adidas Yeezy 500 to release in August

This latest colorway of the Yeezy 500 will make its retail debut in August.  It sports a bone white mesh overlaid with suede. It’s KB3 inspired midsole tooling and gum outsole complete the aesthetic of this sneaker.  The “Bone White” Adidas Yeezy 500 is scheduled to release in August 2019. The sticker price is set at $200 USD.  Adidas Yeezy 500 $200August 2019 

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