June 7, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT
The next classic Nike silhouette to get the Autoclave treatment is this Nike Delta Force Low AC
. This version of the lifestyle shoe uses the same vulcanized sole as the high-top, using white as a base color with a black stripe. Matching that stripe are the uppers, which mix mesh and leather, both in black. The tongue label matches too, working a black-on-black color-up. Rather than use a black Swoosh with white contrast stitching to match the sole and accents like the Nike Delta high ACs, these utilize a white Swoosh to bring the colorway full circle. This simple yet popular lifestyle shoe is sure to keep you cool in temperature and aesthetically.
June 3, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT
Nike Sportswear has released a new colorway of it's hybrid boat-shoe sneaker, the Nike Mad Jibe Mid
lifestyle shoe. This new colorway comes in Team Red and Sail. If you plan on doing a lot of outdoor activities this summer, such as relaxing out on a boat, there will be a slew of outdoor-ready, inspired boat sneakers to accompany your activities. Much like the previous Nike Mad Jibe colorways, this particular sneaker is comprised of full-grain leather and perforated leather. In detail, the latter material is seen on the side panels and throughout the toe area, while perforated leather is spotted only on the toe box, collar and heel panel. This lifestyle shoe also possesses a single stitched, white midsole, a gum bottom, a stitched toe box and monochromatic laces. The upper also features webbing hardware giving this shoe a complete outdoor look.
June 2, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT
The Nike Toki is part of Nike's Indie line, which generally puts out lifestyle or retro-inspired shoes. The Nike Toki ND
fits both categories but this previously previewed colorway of Challenge Red is somewhat of an anomaly to the Nike Toki ND based on its history of subdued colors. The Nike Toki ND retro lifestyle shoe is a nice take on the chukka boot by one of the most beloved brands of all time. With each color way released it becomes more and more evident that be it for skating or a more casual wear. This Nike Toki ND retro lifestyle shoe was easily accepted by majority of the market due to its very light and casual design along with its silhouette of the chukka-inspired style. It is perfect to match any casual attire of yours especially if you will be wearing jeans or shorts. This NIke Toki emerges popular with its Challenge Red color creation.
June 2, 2010 5:00:00 PM PDT
Nike has hit a home run in recent years with slimmed down versions of their classic favorites. Most recently, we saw the Nike Dunk High transformed into something suitable for today's ladies' street wear in the Skinny Dunk, and this is pretty much exactly the same sort of thing that you can expect from the new Nike Women's Air Feather High Premium
retro lifestyle shoe. In addition to a lipo'd upper, these have a new skinny strap with a plastic cap. Nike Sportswear has made a number of footwear styles famous including the Air Force 1, Nike Dunk, and various other styles. While the Nike Dunk was redesigned to better fit a Women's foot a couple of years ago we've yet to see Nike change anything on the Air Force 1 to tailor it more for Women until now. This retro lifestyle shoe features a simple colorway which comes in a premium treatment with a nice patent leather Blue Sapphire upper, while white accents can be seen on the outsole, Swoosh, and ankle strap.
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.
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.
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.
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').
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.