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    New Nike Kobe 11 EM Philippines Surfaces

    November 12th, 2016

    We were there on November 1st as Kobe Bryant and the Nike Basketball team unveiled the Kobe A.D. line. While that next shoe is almost here, the Kobe 11 EM is still dropping colorways. Europe got a treat as this “Philippines” dubbed colorway makes a surprise drop.

    A metallic gold Swoosh and Shozoku logo drapes a deep royal blue upper. The blue translucent midsole also gets golden speckles. While we don’t have concrete release details, these are one of the hottest colorways to drop in the Kobe 11s. On that Footlocker link, the shoes are running for 160 Euros which is loosely equivialent to $174 USD. In the states, this EM model has been retailing for $160 USD.

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    After seeing classic colorways release on this model such as the Mambacurial, Bright Mango, Draft Days, Lower Merion Aces, and Carpe Diem, does this EM colorway top those?

    H/T: SoleCollector

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    The Shrine 2016 Holiday Luggage Collection Unveiled

    November 12th, 2016

    We’re sure packing is the same process for all sneakerheads. When packing for a trip, the first thing that comes to mind has to be the footwear. After that gets selected, you start with the essentials: underwear, socks, and tees. Then, you choose the rest of your fly gear.

    The Shrine’s line of luggage and bags begin with a focus on the sneaker. Inspired by protecting the kicks, their bags are designed with the Kicksologist on the move in mind. Depending on the model, the bag is designed to fit one or two extra pairs.

    Travel Tip: Duffel bags look great for the ‘Gram but when you’re walking through that huge airport and you’ve packed for a few days, you’d rather have wheels.

    New to the line is their is the Wheeled Case. It’s carry-on sized model with wheels that line up with TSA requirements to minimize the struggle of the jet life:

    The Shrine Wheeled Case is our latest addition to our travel goods line up. Very similar to our Weekender Backpack, it provides two dedicated shoe compartments for your sneakers or boots during travel. Along with storage for a weekend’s worth of clothes in the main compartment, it also has specific pockets for your accessories, watches, jewelry, etc.

    The two front pockets provide quick access for a 15″ laptop and your smartphone/chargers/wallet/or passport when running through TSA. Make travel as easy as possible with this carry-on wheeled case design.

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    They are dropping two new collections on Black Friday: the Black/Gold collection and the Navy Pixel Camo collection. The Black and Gold collection features an OVO-esque colorway for the set. On a classic black base, the simple but eye-catching gold can be found on the zipper area, handle, and branding.

    A desert tan nylon fabric is complimented by a pixelated blue camouflage design and vibrant hits of mandarin orange. Each collection will have 4 models: the Wheeled Case, the Weekender, the Duffel, and the Daypack.

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    With the holidays looming and travel season picking up, consider grabbing something from their line to make traveling a little easier and stylish.  To make the decision even easier, their shop is offering a 25% discount for pre-ordering the new collections.

    Editor’s Note

    I’m considering picking one up one of the bags and giving it a run myself. The bag has the aesthetics for worthy of the ‘Gram and the sneaker section is literally made to fit everything (hi and lowtops up to size 18).

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    ComplexCon Day 1 Recap and Day 2 Preview Nike Space

    November 6th, 2016

    ComplexCon planned to and is taking over the weekend. With the Long Beach convention center as the venue, hundreds of pop-up shops, numerous exhibits and panels were on display for fans of the industry. ComplexCon also allowed fans in some special things.

    On Saturday, D.R.A.M. came out for a performance while Nike athletes, Paul Rodriguez and D’Angelo Russell made an appearance at the Nike space, . Following a huge win against the juggernaut, Russell was displaying his shooting touch on the FORCE court.

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    The new Nike SF AF1 is available for purchase for $165 in its 4 colorways. The Special Field Air Force 1 has been a hit as we gear up for the winter season. A wise person once said “Winter is Coming.” Besides the new Air Force 1s, Nike is throwing it back with the Grail Wall. Bringing a few of their classic collaborations, lucky participants will have the opportunity to purchase them at an affordable price tag.

    The Nike x Stadium Goods “Grails Wall” features 100 different pairs of the Air Force 1s for the original MSRP of $89.95 a piece. Consumers have an opportunity to purchase a pair if they are lucky enough to get a winning scratch-off ticket (which they get once entering the space).  Pairs include the limited edition version for Jay Z’s “The Black Album”, Air Force 1 Camo collaboration with Supreme, Riccardo Tisci, Questlove and Bobbito Garcia.

    The Nike Force Court is also open for visitors to put up a few shots. For those headed out today, A$AP Bari and Lil Yachty put their skills to the challenge as they will play a game of F.O.R.C.E at 5:30 PM.

    We’ll be out here for Day 2 so be sure to follow us on social media outlets, like Twitter and Instagram for our views!

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    Nike and Kobe Bryant Unveil New Nike Kobe A.D. | Unveiling Event

    November 1st, 2016

    Just because Kobe Bryant gave it his all on April 13, 2016 and dropped an astonishing 60 points in his last game, you didn’t think that was it for the Black Mamba, did you? To open up the next chapter, Nike and Kobe came together to bring the Kobe A.D. The A.D. stands for exactly what you thought it was, After Death.

    Kobe and Los Angeles go hand-in-hand and the Mexican culture is deeply embedded. With Dia de los Muertos as the theme, Nike adequately celebrated Kobe’s career as they officially unveiled the Kobe A.D. in a gallery space in Los Angeles. Technically, fans can also dub these as the Kobe 12s but it is now confirmed, the Kobe A.D. is the official name for the shoe.

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    In the past, the sneaker is showcased on Kobe’s feet on Christmas day and a release date would follow. This time around, you can cop the sneaker on November 22.  In a clean, monotone grey upper, these will feature white accents on the Swoosh and Shozoku logo followed by a vibrant and iridescent heel cap. At the unveiling, the Mamba himself mentioned the improved heel cap to maximize comfort for wearers.

    From Nike’s official press release:

    Kobe Bryant’s first post-retirement signature silhouette, the Nike Kobe A.D., continues a legacy of lightweight, low-profile on-court footwear. Combining a Zoom Air unit in the heel, Lunarlon foam in the midsole and a minimal rubber outsole (with micro-tread traction), the shoe provides responsive, flexible cushioning and maximum court feel. A breathable mesh upper with incorporated Dynamic Flywire, ensures lock down for quick changes of direction toward the basket or to cover an opponent.

    The Nike Kobe A.D., with a suggested retail price of $160, releases November 22 at nike.com and select retailers.

    For those wondering, last year the Achilles Heel colorway dropped first on January 9, 2016. The Nike Kobe X ‘5 AM Flight’ released on February 5, 2015.

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    Drew League Champions Get Nike Kyrie 2 | Nike iD

    June 22nd, 2016

    Nike Drew League Kyrie 2 Ball

    Last year, the Drew League Champions were gifted with a custom pair of Nike Kobe X in mostly black model with golden hits and accents. This year, Nike chose to change it up and selected the Nike Kyrie 2 model for its winners.

    It’s like Nike knew and had something up their sleeves the whole time.  On the NBA floor, the Kyrie 2s helped the Cavs win their first title in 52 years for the city of Cleveland. In the Drew League, the 2015 champions, LAUNFD claimed this black and gold pair of the Kyrie 2s. To get in on the fun, you can get your same exact pair on Nike iD for $165.

    Yes, you can even get the Drew League logo. On Nike iD fans will be able to customize and add a ‘strap iD’ logo which includes the famed Drew League, Toronto’s Crown League, the kids’ EYBL, the Dyckman in New York, and Nike Rise which is Nike’s campaign through China.

    Get the details right. The midfoot strap and Kyrie logo is metallic gold. The icy outsole is a clear translucent while the midsole features a black base with golden speckles. The shoe’s lining features the Father’s Day pattern.

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