Posts Tagged ‘Nike’

Starting Lineups: Nike Soccer Unveils A Very European-Looking 2014 U.S. National Team Away Kit

Excuse me for a moment, I was just appreciating the greatness that is Sydney Leroux. As I’ve come to mature into a well-rounded sports fan at the age of 30, my list of must-see events has definitely changed. While there was a time where I couldn’t miss an Atlanta Braves baseball game ever...
April 2nd, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear, Soccer | Read More

What Are Your Thoughts On The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ New Nike Uniforms?

I remember when the Denver Broncos converted over to the new Nike uniforms back in 1998, as they progressed from those all-orange tops into a blended blue/orange uniform combination. I liked them. They were sleek, had that Nike swoosh on the pants and I could comfortably feel like I looked good walking...
March 3rd, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football, Kicks & Gear | Read More

Kyrie Irving’s New Nike Signature Shoe: The Nike Zoom HyperRev

By KJ Kearney / @h1gher First words that came to mind when I saw the side profile: MOON BOOTS. Second thought was “these look like they’d be comfortable as hell to hoop in” and I guess that was the point. The seamless upper paired with a flexible foam lining is what brought those...
December 17th, 2013 | Basketball, Kicks & Gear, The Fam | Read More

Nike Unwraps Their Christmas Kicks With Gifts For Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant And LeBron James

By Esau Howard / @easystylez It’s the most wonderful time of the year, especially for sneaker heads. The Christmas season usually means new releases for an abundance of sneakers, and specialized editions for established favorites. As always Nike takes the lead on this approach, by unveiling the 2013...
December 11th, 2013 | Basketball, Kicks & Gear, The Fam | Read More

Inside The Nike Kobe 9 Elite: Embracing The Flyknit And Touching Nerves With Kobe Bryant

By Esau Howard / @easystylez Despite recovering from an injury that has delayed the start of his season, the latest edition of Kobe Bryant’s signature shoes has finally been unveiled. The good folks at Nike premiered the Kobe 9 Elite at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles yesterday...
December 5th, 2013 | Kicks & Gear, The Fam | Read More

Starting Lineups: Nike Unveils Their NikeID Player Edition Program

I had a debate with one of my friends who is a bonafide sneakerhead a few weeks ago. I debated that Ray Allen had arguably the best shoe deal of all-time outside of anyone named Jordan, LeBron, Iverson or Kobe. He stammered for a minute, he began to retort then stopped, then finally he just shook his...
December 4th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

Megatron Rises: Calvin Johnson Now Has His Own Nike Trainer AND Transformers Action Figure

There was a time back in the day where the mere thought of getting your own signature shoe was a sign that you had officially made it as a professional athlete. Contracts will will get bigger, Twitter followers will increase and the opportunity to get your blood spun in Germany will always be there,...
November 19th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

American Dad: LeBron James

By Charles C. Davis, Jr. / @ccdavisjr As has been previously stated on this blog, I am not a basketball fanatic. I enjoy basketball, love Inside the NBA and actually believe that the NBA Playoffs provide the most fulfilling postseason experience of any of the four major professional sports. But I’m...
October 30th, 2013 | Basketball, Et cetera, The Fam | Read More

Here Are The 5 New Colorways And Launch Dates For The Nike KD VI

As the sunny days get a little shorter and the temperature gets a little cooler, we are accustomed to knowing that the transition from summer to fall is officially upon us. For the fellas I hoop with here in the Bay Area, those few times we were courageous enough to hoop outside will have no choice...
September 18th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

NikeID Allows You To Go Into Chameleon Mode With The Nike KD VI Chroma iD

Confession time. I haven’t bought a pair of Nike KD’s since the KD III. That’s right, I’m a terrible human being. I tried to buy the Nike KD IV Galaxy’s when they were available for online purchase at midnight, only to to strikeout with finding a size 13 at 12:04am. Bummers....
August 7th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

Underneath The Moon And The Stars: Introducing The Nike KD VI Meteorology

I always wanted to be a weatherman growing up. I like natural disasters so I’ve made a really nice shoe that reflects that.”  – Kevin Durant There’s something mildly insane about hearing a “historically great wing player” (those words belong to Grantland’s Zach...
July 30th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

Introducing Calvin Johnson’s New Signature Shoe, The Nike CJ81 Trainer Max

“Nike designers approached my CJ81 Trainer in the same way they approached my cleat, taking insights directly from the way I train,” said Johnson. “I told them my cleat should be built like a sports car for game day – low and lean with a tight suspension so I can feel the ground. But my trainers...
June 28th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football, Kicks & Gear | Read More

Original, Vintage And Retro Sneakers, And The Hypebeasts And OG’s That Love Them

By Daniel Dover / @DanStillDapper 1985 arguably marked the year that sneaker enthusiasts marked their territory as a “culture.” Before the old heads come at my neck about Cons, Adidas, Puma and Ellesses (drive slow, homie), I am speaking solely on THE greatest basketball player of all time and his...
May 22nd, 2013 | Kicks & Gear, The Fam | Read More

Now Presenting: The Chicks-N-Kicks Collective By Chan-Lo.com

Two words. Women. Sneakers. For some men, this might be two of their favorite things ever in life (okay, maybe just me) to ever be written. However, for many men, if you are fortunate to find a dope woman and a dope pair of kicks in your life that you really love, you’ve done quite well. If you...
May 10th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

QOTD: Who Won The 2013 New Nike NFL Uniforms Contest? Jaguars, Dolphins Or Vikings?

What transpired in 2012 for the Seattle Seahawks was nothing short of electric and awe-inspiring. From the emergence of a wavy-haired rookie quarterback from Wisconsin/NC State to the Skittles-loving dreadlocked beast of a tailback, to the hail-mary catch that was(n’t), to the shit-talking cornerback...
April 26th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football, Kicks & Gear | Read More

The Niceness Of Kevin Durant Shall No Longer Be Questioned

Kevin Durant is a walking contradiction in Nike sneakers. The man who has blossomed into a scoring extraordinaire in America’s heartland has won fans over across the globe by being a sincere, kind and just a plain ole nice guy to everyone he interacts with. However, all of that seems to come to...
February 6th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

LeBron James, Kobe Bryant And Kevin Durant Accept An Extraterrestrial Mission To Houston

By G. Hylton / @realgoesright Nike has recently decided to celebrate the upcoming All-Star weekend in Houston with three new releases for the game’s brightest stars: LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant. Nike took the design and marketing one step further, creating an entire backstory having...
January 23rd, 2013 | Kicks & Gear, The Fam | Read More

Nike’s Black History Month Collection And The Potential For Lasting Impact

Shoes hold a variety of meanings for an even bigger variety of people. For some, they are merely the bridge between the feet and the ground. For others, they represent a part of their personality, a story that is unique to them, yet their story reverberates through a collection of people. Some people...
January 18th, 2013 | Kicks & Gear, Soul On Ice | Read More

Its A Family Affair: Meet The New Cousins Of The Nike Air Force 1

I was having a conversation with a fellow sneakerhead during a holiday party this past Friday and one of the talking points revolved around Nike’s Air Force 1. I mentioned how I really wanted a pair of Sbeed AF1′s (because Sheed is what that is) and when I said that the man almost sneered...
December 16th, 2012 | Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

Mamba Back: Nike And Kobe Bryant Unveil The Kobe 8 System

Its crazy to think that this is Kobe Bryant’s 8th release of signature shoes with Nike. Folks are quick to forget those memorable and forgettable releases from the Three Stripes back in the day, but the evolution of Kobe’s “System” has indeed proven that a low-top shoe can reign...
December 1st, 2012 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More