Available in two colorways, the NikeCourt Air Trainer 1 Mid x fragment honors the pristine lawn courts of England with a striking green and white palette. An off-court expression of NikeCourt, the shoe reimagines the classic Nike Air Trainer 1.
The NikeCourt Air Trainer 1 Mid x fragment will be available in select retailers and on nike.com/nikelab in Western Europe beginning July 2.
Major thanks you to New Balance for sending me these custom 998 New Balances…. "Hustle Hart's"….One day we are going to see "Hustle Hart" on the back of a sneaker for real!!!! Mark My Words People!!!!! #Goals #HustleHart #Motivation #BeTheBestVersionOfYourselfPossible #HealthIsWealth #RallyWithKevin #TheseSneaksGiveMeAextraInch 😂😂😂😂
— adidas Originals (@adidasoriginals) June 27, 2015
Applaud Kanye West.
Last night, artists, musicians, designers and skateboarders gathered together to celebrate the launch of the Vault by Vans x Takaski Murakami collection at the Hotel du Grand Veneur in Paris. Famed art dealer, Emmanuel Perrotin, curated the space in his own gallery, which showcased new pieces created by Murakami just for the event. Murakami transformed the Vans canvas that was used in his footwear capsule into more than 30 unique pieces of art, painting Vans x Murakami in various ways across the smiling flower and skull canvases to introduce a new application process.
Keeping with the outwardly lighthearted theme of Murakami’s work, two large-scale carnival games dominated the space and were enveloped with Murakami’s whimsical smiling flowers. In true Vans fashion, winners of the games took home a pair of the coveted Vault by Vans Slip-Ons and skateboard decks from the collection. To round out the evening, guests were treated to catering by Top Chef, Pierre Sang Boyer and a special performance by Ghostpoet
The day kicked off with a private press conference where Murakami sat down with Vans VP of Global Footwear Merchandising, Steve Mills and host, Michael Dupouy, author of All Gone, to discuss the process behind his work as well as his partnership with Vans.
“As someone who wears Vans Slip-Ons nearly every day, the brand is as familiar to me as my own skin,” said Murakami. “It was a pleasure to take part in a project where I can be this relaxed and freely creative.”
The much-anticipated Vault by Vans x Takashi Murakami collection is available now in limited quantities at the following boutiques:
North America: Blends, Opening Ceremony, Dover Street Market New York, Bows and Arrows, Kicks HI, Undefeated, Bodega, Sole Classics, Pilgrim, Wish, Nice Kicks, St. Alfred, Vans DQM General, Kith, Hot Rod, The Darkside Initiative, Barneys, Conveyor, The Webster, OTH (Off The Hook), Gravity Pope, J2, Normal & Rooney.
Europe: Dover Street Market, Colette, Firmament, FOTT, Societe Anonyme, Veteran, Otero Y Gala, Baskets, Yme, C-Store, Storm, Sneakers N Stuff & Tres Bien.
Asia: IT, Exit, Juice, Crossover, Limited Edition, Unik, Deal, Wuhan & Vans Lab.
Serena Williams isn’t invincible.
But she’s as close to it as a mere mortal can get. The 20-time major singles champion has won nearly 86% of the matches in her remarkable career, including an astounding 32 of 34 so far in 2015.
Ironically, it was a rare moment of vulnerability that helped inform the creation of the NikeCourt Flare. Designed specifically for Williams, the shoe is now, for the first time, available to all athletes.
“The very first seed of the idea actually came from working with a Kung Fu master,” Cooper says. “An insight we gained from him was this idea of unencumbered mobility. The thought is that a product should be an extension of your body.” – NIKE
The NikeCourt Flare is now available in select Nike retailers and on nike.com/nikecourt.
“The Supreme Court JUST DID IT. This is a historic day for equality and a moment to celebrate.” — Mark Parker, President & CEO, NIKE, Inc.
Nike SB & Minneapolis based Familia skate shop have once again teamed up, this time to create a modern folk tale via footwear. Delving into their midwestern heritage, the crew at Familia has taken the opportunity to reconnect with a beloved childhood yarn. Paul Bunyan, lumberjack of yore, plays a giant role in the American imagination but it’s the spirit and strength of Babe, Bunyan’s trusted blue ox, which informs the styling of Nike SB’s latest collaboration with this Minneapolis mainstay. July 4th release – $120
MR PORTER.COM will release the Yeezy x Adidas Boost 350 on Saturday, June 27th as an introduction to a wider range of the Yeezy x Adidas Original collection available later this fall.
In collaboration with multi-hyphenate Mr Kanye West, the Yeezy x Adidas Originals “solutions-based” collection of apparel and footwear is designed to fit the needs of a fast-paced, modern life. These ‘Yeezy Boost 350′ sneakers are not only stylish – though the monochrome palette and suede trims certainly speak to sophisticated taste – they are functional, too. Crafted from breathable Primeknit mesh that molds and flexes with your every movement, they’re set on impact-absorbing soles and energy-returning boost™ midsoles to keep the spring in your step.
MR PORTER.COM will carry a range of jackets, tees, pants, sneakers and more of the Yeezy x Adidas Originals collection ranging from $180 to $4550 beginning this October.
Both pairs of these amazing New Balance ML574’s are now available exclusively online only at KithNYC.com.