As the world continues to divide on the subject of the metaverse, non-fungible tokens and the like, some of the biggest players in the sneaker space continue to flip between legacy and future.
NIKE, Inc.’s Tinker Hatfield recently designed a special edition Nike Air Max 1 to accompany an NFT for the “Ducks Of A Feather” platform. Casual and in-the-know fans have expressed their disinterest in the project on social media, but the move is just another example of the North American institution exploring the new frontier that is the metaverse. While not a new move on the digital side, Converse has unveiled the latest innovative update to its century-old Chuck Taylor All Star silhouette: the model’s low-top trim will soon be available with Nike FlyEase technology developed for the sake of accessibility. Through its series of Air Jordan products, the Oregon-based company has explored new styles atop fan favorites like the Air Jordan 1. Special iterations for Eminem and by the late Virgil Abloh have also surfaced, but their exit potential was shot down almost immediately.
New Balance and Vans aren’t new brands, but in the past three years they’ve both exploded like never before. The former recently announced the official signing of Jack Harlow as ambassador, though the Louisville, Kentucky native voiced details of some sort of exclusive partnership ahead of Thursday’s announcement. The likes of Joe Freshgoods have been able to breathe new life into the brand, with the latest example being a Chicagoan “Inside Voices” New Balance 9060. The original action sports company shared the first look at its new head-to-toe collection with BAPE, which included camo-covered pairs from Sk8-Hi and Old Skool.
For a look at all that and more, including the Nike Air Force 1 Mid and LeBron James shoes, check out our top headlines from February 12 through February 18 below.
Eminem Releases “Slim Shady” Air Jordan 3 For Super Bowl Halftime Show
One against one.
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Off-White x Air Jordan 4 will not be released, according to Jordan Brand
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This Week in Air Jordan 1 News
Another strong performance.
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Nike returns another varsity-colored Dunk
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Official images of the Nike SB Dunk Low “Bart Simpson”
“¡Ay caramba! »
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Tinker Hatfield Creates Limited Air Max 1 To Accompany NFT Release
Another tally from the sneaker architect’s legendary roster.
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Joe Freshgoods Unveils New Balance 9060 Collaboration
Not a 550 (yet).
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Converse introduces Flyease technology for the Chuck Taylor All Star
A particular step forward.
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Air Force 1 Mids are also making headlines
For the 40th anniversary.
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Nike Creates The LeBron 19 “Chosen 1” For NBA All-Star Weekend Festivities In Cleveland
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This Week in Nike Collabs
Some long-time partners.
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This week in the BAPE news
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