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Nike Blazer Mid '09 ND

May 31, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT

Much like the ever-so-popular Air Force 1, the Nike Blazer retro basketball shoe continues to take on a slew of different styles, colorways and texture makeups. The Nike Blazer is one of Nike's most classic silhouettes that is constantly redone in exciting new colorways. Earlier this year nike releases a Women's only Blazer that just so happened to feature a lot of Turbo Green. But this time around the Nike Blazer Mid is made for both genders. This Nike Blazer Mid 09 ND retro basketball shoes possesses a predominately turbo green-colored base, which features a grid-like attribute, is accompanied by a clean, white vulcanized sole and blue accents in the form of the laces and Nike branding tongue, heel. Monochromatic elements are also visible such as the swoosh and inner lining. This Nike Blazer Mid colorway is definitely ideal for the summer season.

Nike Blazer High

May 20, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT

Just when it looked as though this Summer's Nike Blazers would all posses simple, single-color designs, this Nike Blazer High retro style shoe has been made available. For years, sneakerhead's have replaced dress shoes with sneakers for formal occasions such as weddings and proms. Now, we get a look at this Nike retro style shoe that may be the next popular formal wear substitute. This Nike Blazer High features White and black leather which are intertwined on the upper of this pair to create a sharp-edged design. Black leather is used for the wing tip-esque toe cap, heel and mid-foot, as well. The white used for the upper shows a pearl quality, making for further contrast against its black counterpart. The purple used is minimal, as it can be found only on the liner and tongue tag Swoosh.

Nike Navaro Low

May 19, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT

Earlier this year Nike released the Nike Navaro High, a newly designed lifestyle sneaker featuring a classic look inspired by the Blazer. Just like the Nike Blazer's, Nike produced a low cut Nike Navaro lifestyle shoe to counter the high top model. This Nike Navaro Low sports a stiff grey leather upper with perforated detailing replacing the usual Nike Swoosh, Which coordinates nicely with the black pinstripe and the Anthracite outline around the Nike branding on the tongue. An ever so common Phylon midsole is fastened below the upper in white and includes a herringbone pattern for superb traction. The Nike Navaro is an urban-inspired lifestyle shoe that you can rock with just about anything you wear.

Nike Air Griffey Max GD II

May 17, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT

The Nike Air Griffey Max GD II is a mid-cut trainer/baseball shoe that features a full-length Air Unit and sleek upper design given by the minimalistic swooshes and 5-dot markings that were prevalent in late-1990's early 2000's Nike shoes. This Air Griffey Max GD II training shoe sets itself apart from the rest color-wise and texture-wise. While the previously-mentioned colorways feature a predominately tumbled leather makeup, this particular pair possesses a 100% cool grey suede upper. To coincide with this element, Nike decided to add a grey full-length Air sole unit. Other features of the training shoe include a black midsole, a black inner lining and a script on the back of the tongue which reads, "Engineered to the exact specifications original Ken Griffey Jr." (If you recall, the regular Nike training slogan ends with 'our athletes').

Nike Auto Flight High

April 28, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT

With the Nike Auto Flight lifestyle shoe moving into its second generation of colorways, we're seeing some promising new developments. This new pair in grey and electric green is one of the best arguments for vulcanizing the soles of this classic basketball hightop, as its nearly monochromatic design and super-high cut make it fit in perfectly amongst the most fashion-forward. The Grey/Electric Green Nike Auto Flight High lifestyle shoe which borrows their uppers from the Nike Flight Lite High but made with a different sole, features a combo upper of Grey smooth leather and Grey perforated leather with an Electric Green underlay and Electric Green accents take form of the tongue, heel, and inner lining. While upper sits on a clean white autoclaved outsole.

Nike Air Griffey Max 1

March 1, 2010 4:00:00 PM PST

To the appreciation of many of us Nike retro'd the Air Griffey Max 1 last year and has since released three color schemes, The training shoe color-ups won't be stopping there though. Recently released the highly-anticipated Air Griffey Max 1 training shoe in a Medium Grey/Metallic Silver-White colorway. Using an almost all grey build, multiple shades and finishes of leather come together on the upper. It owns a predominately grey colored base comprised of nubuck and leather with multiple teal accents on the tongue, ankle strap and lace holder area. It is also finished with a white midsole that possesses a teal visible air sole unit and a black outsole.

Nike Aina Chukka

February 28, 2010 4:00:00 PM PST

Nike is set to release some very innovative, one-of-a-kind sneakers to say the least, seening a shift in sneakers from athletic-inspired to lifestyle-centric in the last few months. The Nike Aina Chukka lifestyle shoe as a whole seems to take on that of a boat sneaker and a moccasin simultaneously. One constant notice in Nike's upcoming silhouettes is the ever-so-popular woven design. The Nike Aina Chukka lifestyle shoe consist of woven suede in Stone is utilized, similar to previous special makeups we've seen, like the Lunar Woven Chukka. The midfoot, heel, toe and area along the sole are all constructed with a solid color of suede. The toe box is perforated, further adding to the breathability these are sure to possess. The white vulcanized midsole shows a stripe of connected diamonds.

Nike Blazer High Premium

February 2, 2010 4:00:00 PM PST

The Nike Blazer is well know for its crazy designs, which is a good thing. This new Nike Blazer High Premium retro basketball shoe comes in a White/Black/Varsity Maize colorway. The retro basketball shoe sports a white base with graffiti designs seen on the side panels. White is seen on the midsole, laces, and the Nike Swoosh. While the toe box, tongue, and the ankle are all done up in black. Rumored to be designed by Futura a world-renown street/graffiti-artist who has a long-standing resume filled with collaborations with Nike. There hasn't been any publicity regarding this pair, and there are no apparent trademarks, as Futura customarily leaves his recognizable graffiti font on his Nike designs. However, the intricate jazz art and basketball inspired design leads us to believe that these Nike Blazers were touched by an artist's hand. The Nike Blazers are one of Nike's most popular model, and by looking at this pair, it is safe to say it will stay like that.

Nike Mad Jibe Mid

January 12, 2010 4:00:00 PM PST

The Nike Hybrid which fuses a boat shoe aesthetic with a classic Nike Dunk sole and upper form has just released in a mid form. The Nike Mad Jibe Mid is a model rarely see from Nike, however, when it does surface, a lot of sneaker lovers flock to purchase this simple, one-of-a-kind lifestyle sneaker. This Nike Mad Jibe seems to contain boot-like attributes. Still, this lifestyle sneaker contains some of the same elements such as the heavy perforations seen on the toe box and the rear sections of the shoe. It's base is comprised of black leather, and it is finished with an off-white midsole, D-Ring lace loops, and a gum bottom.

Nike Lunar Rejuven8 Mid+

December 30, 2009 4:00:00 PM PST

The Nike Lunar Rejuven8 Mid+ running shoe is a unique hybrid design, which combines the Nike torch's upper with a yellow sole made of Lunarlite foam, a malleable and comfortable material that has been used in many other Nike products such as the Nike Hyperdunk. This running shoe exquisite design is not only aesthetically pleasing, but features a lightweight, moisture-managing, supremely comfortable three-layer textile construction. Adding comfort and subtracting weight, fabric is also now stretched on the outside of the criss-crossing construction, which looks like it could be the new torch technology. This is the first colorway to release, which is actually part of the Nike Livestrong pack, which boasts a black and varsity maize colorway.

Nike Blazer AC High LE

December 27, 2009 4:00:00 PM PST

Nike has been unloading the Nike Blazers in mass portions this year. Nike Sportswear has released a new colorway of the Nike Blazer AC High in a Dark Cinder colorup. We have seen just about every colorway and a few unique attributes on these Nike Blazers AC High. One such element that seems to have won a lot of sneakerheads over is the return of the velcro straps. This retro lifestyle shoe simply features a 100% dark cinder-colored leather base set off by camel accents and combined with a clean white vulcanized rubber sole. However, the most distinctive element on this shoe is the five-strap velcro design across the mid-foot. Other features include a monochromatic swoosh, tan trimming, and a tan Nike tag logo on the heel. The Nike Blazer AC High LE lifestyle shoes are simply a well put together shoe for a more relaxed and casual style.

Nike RT1 High

December 27, 2009 4:00:00 PM PST

Nike has released a new luxurious colorway for the new Nike RT1 High silhouette. The Nike RT1 High retro lifestyle shoe comes in a dark cinder/dark cinder-white-varsity maize colorway. The lifestyle shoes may appear to be black but according to it's color coding this Nike RT1 High features a completely dark cinder leather upper with some sort of synthetic material on a portion of the upper around the toe. Accenting the upper are hints of varsity maize on the tongue tags and in the form of contrast stitching on the Nike Swoosh providing some nice contrast for the dark colored shoe. The sole unit of this retro lifestyle shoe consist of a white mid-sole, dark cinder mid-sole stitching, and a combo of both dark cinder and varsity maize on the outsole.

Nike Foamposite Boot Eggplant (Foamdome)

December 22, 2009 4:00:00 PM PST

The Nike Foamposite is one of those retro lifestyle boots that captured the minds of basketball enthusiast and sneaker heads. It is only fitting that Nike brings back a hybrid version of the Nike Foamposite with ACG's classic Goadome boot. The simple concept of fusing the Nike Foamposite's unique upper with Goadome's soles works well. Of course the functionality of the boot is not compromised with the use of all weather condition upper that can with-stand the abuse and comfort from the air in the soles. This retro boot is ideal mainly for sneaker enthusiasts who are numb to cold weather and snow during this time of the year. As for the makeup, these retro lifestyle boots obviously feature an eggplant base. However, depending on which the light hits the base, one is able to see the black-silver metallic shades. As an added feature, the heel possesses the classic Nike ACG logo.

Nike Women's Vandal High

December 20, 2009 4:00:00 PM PST

Electrolime seems to be a popular colorway this season, with tons of releases utilizing the bright and noticeable hue. This time around, Nike dips it's Nike Women's Vandal High in Electro Lime/ Electro Lime-White, making the release exclusively for ladies. Using almost a full electrolime colorway, the only break up we see is in the material choice. While this retro basketball shoe uses a white midsole, it too gets a splash of the electrolime with the stitching. The Nike Vandal High possesses a 100% electrolime colorway, yet the different textures make this shoe very interesting. The toe box, side panels and swoosh are all smothered in bold metallic lime, while the rest of the sneaker is done up in electrolime colored elephant print. To finish it off this sneaker is complimented with a electrolime sole. The Nike Vandal High is a classic high-top sneaker that's perfect for the basketball court or casual wear.

Nike Women's Aeroflight High LE

December 20, 2009 4:00:00 PM PST

Taking inspiration from the Nike Dunk, Nike Vandal, and the height of the Air Yeezy apparently creates the Nike Women's Aeroflight High LE. This simple creative casual lifestyle shoe designed for women is composed of an entire hyper blue patent leather upper. Topping this shoe off is a solid hyper blue patent leather strap, which lay between the ankle and mid-foot resting right below a towering blue tongue. Green can be seen on the tongue tags accenting the entire shoe. Black accents can also be found on the heel and lace eyelets while the rest of the mid-sole and outsole is all white and black which also includes a stripe of hyper blue as an accent color. The Nike Women's Aeroflight High LE casual lifestyle shoe will certainly attract attention to your feet.