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Stay bright with the Nike ‘Flash’ Collection

If you’re anything like us, you prefer to head outdoors and pound the pavement rather than the treadmill when exercising. But when the weather is working against you, it’s a tough task to muster up the motivation. With this thought, Nike have sought to keep runners protected against the elements with its new ‘Flash’ pack.

The Nike "Flash" Pack

The Nike ‘Flash’ Pack

The Flash footwear collection consists of 6 different styles that feature water-resistant properties, vibrant reflectivity and breathable, lightweight warmth. The pack also includes apparel to match with each piece engineered to keep athletes dry and comfortable. It does this by moving sweat away from the skin while still being highly visible in low light minus the construction-worker feel.

The Nike ‘Flash’ Pack footwear features 6 different styles

The hero of the pack is the Allover Flash jacket, which features a glass-beaded exterior that produces 360 degrees of 400-candlepower reflectivity for enhanced visibility. The only down side is that it’s going to cost you $500 big boys, and you’ll have to be quick, because it comes in limited quantities that won’t be around for long.

The Nike ‘Flash’ Pack includes the men’s and women’s apparel

Get the Nike ‘Flash’ collection directly from Nike, or head to Wiggle to get protected.

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Packer Shoes x Reebok “Remember The Alamo” Heritage Capsule

After a series of teaser images and rumours, Packer Shoes has finally given us a detailed look at its new “Remember The Alamo” Heritage Capsule.

Packer Shoes x Reebok x Mitchell & Ness

Packer Shoes x Reebok x Mitchell & Ness

Collaborating with Reebok and Mitchell & Ness, Packer Shoes brings us a collection that pays tribute to NBA basketball legend, Shawn Kemp, and his performance at the 1996 NBA All-Star game held in San Antonio.

Packer Shoes offers its take on the Reebok Kamikaze II model, with a grey pigskin suede upper with splashes of pink, orange and teal. The collection also features a limited authentic Mitchell & Ness jersey (an exact remake of the original one worn by Shawn Kemp during the game), a Shawn Kemp caricature t-shirt, and a replica of the original 1996 NBA All Star game snapback cap.

Packer Shoes x Reebok x Mitchell & Ness

Packer Shoes x Reebok x Mitchell & Ness

Look for the Packer Shoes x Reebok x Mitchell & Ness Capsule Collection to release August 2 via Packer Shoes.

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Nike Air Pegasus 83/30

Nike Sportswear marks the 30th anniversary of the Air Pegasus with the ‘Pegasus 83/30’.

The original Air Pegasus is one of Nike’s oldest running shoes; made popular years ago with its subtle style and extreme comfort. The 30th anniversary edition marries the original runner look with modern materials and construction, and features a breathable ‘Hyperfuse’ mesh upper, leather heel, and updated sole.

There are several colourways set to hit stores soon with some early releases having already sold out! But if you’re quick, you can get your pre-order in now at Titolo.

Nike Air Pegasus 83/30

Nike Air Pegasus 83/30

Nike Air Pegasus 83/30

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Air Jordan VI “Infrared” to make a return in 2014

Exciting news has come across the desk this evening — the confirmation of the Air Jordan VI’s (white/infrared colourway) return in 2014.

Air Jordan VI - White Infrared

Air Jordan VI – White Infrared

Originally released during the NBA 1990-1991 season, the shoe played an integral role in the Chicago Bulls’, and Michael Jordan’s, first NBA title. Jordan also took home the NBA Scoring Title for that year, and the second of his five MVP awards.

The Air Jordan VI model is another classic for architect and designer Tinker Hatfield. It features a rubber tongue with two holes that allows the wearer to pull the shoes on with ease. The shoes revisit the Air Jordan V’s clear sole and lace lock design with a more streamline and form-fitting look.

Air Jordan VI - White Infrared

Air Jordan VI – White Infrared

Despite no confirmation yet, sources suggest this will be a 23rd Anniversary release, which has led to speculation as to whether or not the AJ VI will feature the original Nike Air logo on its heel instead of the new Jumpman logo.

2014 is set the be the year of the VI for Jordan Brand with this release in the first weeks of February. Get excited. We are!

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Nike Air Huarache OG

Nike Air Huarache OG

Nike Air Huarache OG

After 22 years, the Nike Air Huarache is back! The iconic runner is set to return in two original colourways: white/sport turquoise/university gold, and white/game royal/dynamic pink; being released in very limited runs this Friday February 22.

It’s no surprise to see many of our favourite sneakers from the 80s and 90s remade and marketed as retro re-releases these days. The Nike Air Huarache however, is one style that hasn’t seen a comeback in its original colourway since its debut back in 91.

Brought to life by legendary designer and architect, Tinker Hatfield, the Huarache is inspired by Native American sandals. Its design centres on the interior bootie that’s made from neoprene and spandex to hug the foot similar to that of a sock. It provides superior comfort while being supported by thermoplastic heel counter and strap.

While we’re super pumped to see one of our favourite shoes return, we’re pretty unhappy that Nike has failed to keep the overall shape of the shoe on par with the original. Early pairs show an oversized and rounded toebox, and chunky finish to the shoe. Is this going to stop anyone from trying to get a pair? Probably not.

You’ll be able to find them at Size? and Solebox.

Nike Air Huarache OG

Nike Air Huarache OG

Tinker's Huarache Design Sketch

Tinker’s Huarache Design Sketch

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Wear your sneakers… new Air Jordans to come

With countless sneaker fans around the world customising their own footwear designs and colourways with programs such as Photoshop, it’s baffling as to why the Jordan brand keeps releasing old colour combinations and styles.

In its ‘golden’ days, when the sneaker community was smaller and less established, you would have had to partake in hours of research if you wanted to find a pair of limited-run sneakers or vintage styles. It wasn’t uncommon to bid competitively on forums, or camp out through the night in front of retail stores before releases to get what you wanted. When you saw someone wearing a pair of Air Jordans in an original colourway, you knew that collector was serious, today it seems even the most dedicated fan base has been watered down with commercial cool. 

No shoe enthusiast wants to believe that Jordan brand seems intent on flooding the shoe market with ‘re-retros’ and even ‘re-re-retros’ to stash more money in the bank, despite their claims of respect for the so-called ‘sneaker game’, but it’s become harder and harder to ignore.

One such example is the release of the 2013 version of the Air Jordan 5 ‘Grape’. After hunting for a decent unworn pair for years, I finally picked up a set of the first ‘retro’d’ editions in 2006, and haven’t worn them since. It’s a similar story for the Jordan 8 ‘Aqua’, which will be back in 2013, and the same goes for the Air Jordan 3 ‘True Blue’ edition, which was one of my most sought after and favourite shoes, and one which I have now lost count on how many times it’s hit shelves.

Jordan Brand seems to have a 5-6 year rule before releasing another retro design with less quality than the original. So if you’ve been holding onto old Jordans like I have, it’s probably best you start wearing them now, because soon you’ll be flooded with new versions of these classics.

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Air Jordan 8 ‘Aqua’ to be released 2013

Air Jordan 5 ‘Grape’ to be released 2013

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Nice Kicks x Vans Vault ‘The Duel’ Pack

Texas based retailer Nice Kicks has teamed up with Vans to produce a special edition pack labelled ‘The Duel’.

Inspired by the cowboys of the wild west, The Duel was inspired by childhood memories of Nice Kicks founder and publisher, Matt Halfhill.

“The oiled leather and heel cap represent my first pair of boots, as well as the saddle and reins on a horse. The red Vans Vault logo on the back is a tribute to both the Nice Kicks logo and the Texas flag. The raw denim and antique brass further underscore the Western influence of the collaboration,” says Halfhill.

The pack will feature the Vans Era LX and Sk8-Hi styles, and will be released exclusively at the Nice Kicks shop in Austin, Texas on September 14. An online release will be available the following day at ShopNiceKicks.

Sk8-Hi – Nice Kicks

Era LX – Nice Kicks

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