Thursday, December 5, 2013
NEWSFLASH: Dwayne Wade's Way of Wade 2 sold out within the first hour! If you haven't heard, Li-Ning launched the Way of Wade 2 yesterday. This was super big for the Chinese brand because this was the first time American consumers had access to purchase the signature shoe stateside.
Personally, I love the design language of this shoe and the fact that it's made of premium leather instead of synthetic materials as most basketball shoes are these days. Click the link below to read D-Wades response to the U.S. release.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
And here it is. The anticipated Kobe 9 Elite. This boxing...oops, I mean basketball shoe is Kobe's next signature sneaker. Designed by the infamous Eric Avar, the design features three of Nike's top technologies: Flywire, Flyknit, and Lunarlon.
I have to say, this shoe is not my favorite design by Eric Avar. This has to grow on me. I'm looking forward to seeing more colorways of it because this "Masterpiece" colorway, as Nike calls it, is a bit much. One cool element are the red stitch lines in the rear representing Kobe's sutures of his achilles surgery. Other than that, I'm not truly impressed by the design.
There's one thing about this design that is guaranteed. You will either hate and love it! What are your thoughts?? Click the link below to view more photos and read more about the story behind the design via SneakerNews.
Friday, November 29, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Nike is putting marketing right into their new snowboarding boot. The LED's in the swoosh are rechargeable due to the embedded lithium-ion battery. For those who want to make sure they are seen on the snow, this is the boot for you. Click the link below to watch the video and view more pictures.