Thursday, January 21, 2021

Nike Kobe 6 Protro "All-Star"

Nike (NYSE:NKE -0.83%) ‘s continued rollout of Kobe Bryant‘s classic signature models in Protro form offers poignant memories of the late Los Angeles Lakers legend — and the latest moment/model to be spotlighted is the Kobe 6 Protro “All-Star.” Worn by the Black Mamba during his MVP performance at the 2011 NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles, the shoe features a color scheme designed to match 2011’s ASG jerseys and upgraded tech that helps bring its on-court performance into a new decade.

A red synthetic material serves as the base on the upper’s toebox and midfoot, interspersed with spray paint-like dashes of black and covered by the Kobe 6’s signature scaly snakeskin print. Mesh throats and leather heels alike are done up in black, with midfoot Swooshes presented in white for a touch of airy contrast. Black and red laces nod to the game’s year and location with “2011” and “LA” on the left and right foot’s fused deubres, while more branding is provided by Kobe’s Kill Bill-inspired sheath logo on the tongue and his signature in silver on the black heel clip. 

Insoles supply a special red and white print that nods to the All-Star Game, and the midsoles/outsoles are packed chock-full of upgrade tech. A large Air Zoom Turbo bag is embedded in the forefoot, the heel boasts a softer foam than the original pair and the improved traction pattern offers more surface area for sharp cuts to the hoop to complete the shoe’s build.

An official release date for the Nike Kobe 6 Protro “All-Star” has yet to be announced, but it may arrive on Nike SNKRS around when the 2021 All-Star Game was originally supposed to be played in February. via


Nike Air VaporMax Plus in Classic Varsity Red/White

The release of a new, yet staple colorway finds its way to the Nike (NYSE:NKE +0.97%) Air VaporMax Plus.

Coming in the unmistakably classic Varsity Red and White, this simple dual-tone sneaker is one of many VaporMax renditions Nike has released over the years. The shoe is dressed in a clean, crisp white, neoprene constructed upper. Its leather heel and signature plastic overlays seen on the toe and side panels are also in white to blend into the pristine snow-white upper. The shoe is accented with University Red, the only other color visible on the entire outer sole unit, branding, inner liner, and heel pull tabs. To finish it off, the translucent VaporMax sole not only adds a retro look to the shoe but includes a subtly embossed Swoosh logo on the bottom.

Fans will have to wait for the official release date in-store and online at Nike but, can expect the Nike Air VaporMax Plus to retail at $200 USD. via


Friday, January 8, 2021

Air Max 1 in "Dark Teal Green" and "Obsidian"


Nike (NYSE:NKE +0.97%) ‘s Air Max 1 has always struck an impeccable balance between sport and lifestyle, and it’s leaning even further into that rarefied ethos with new “Dark Teal Green” and “Obsidian” makeups. Featuring crisp colorblocking, a full leather construction in place of its standard mesh-and-suede build and special mini Swoosh accents, this dynamic duo serves as apt successors to the recently-revealed “Martian Sunrise” pair.

Both styles offer up a tri-color blend of leathers on their uppers, one based around standard white and gray shades spread across toeboxes, midfoot overlays, heels and collars. All these pieces accent mudguards and Swooshes done up in a “Dark Teal Green” tone that wouldn’t look out of place on a Ken Griffey Jr. signature sneaker or an ultra-dark “Obsidian” hue that’s somewhere between navy blue and black. Both also feature corresponding Nike Sportswear hits on the fabric tongue tags and embroidered heel badges as well, and are completed by way of white midsoles, bold heel Air Max units and tri-color outsoles.

The Nike Air Max 1 “Dark Teal Green” and “Obsidian” are both set to release via Nike SNKRS Korea on January 8, then will likely hit global stockists shortly thereafter. The MSRP for each is set at $150 USD. via

Nike Dunk High "Vast Grey White"


The resurgence of Nike  (NYSE:NKE +0.97%) Dunks is predicted to carry its momentum well throughout 2021 via a plethora of striking collaborations and classic bring-backs. Involved with the latter is the Nike Dunk High “Vast Grey” which as just been uncovered by way of official imagery.

Like the rest of the variations involved within the Nike’s Spring 2021 lineup of Dunk colorways, this particular iteration gravitates towards a two-toned ensemble that champions versatility and simplicity. The base layers are reliant on a pure white hue to dress up the ankle collars, tongues, quarter paneling and toe boxes, while its “Vast Grey” tone clings onto the laces, sock liners and neighboring overlays.

Down under, the midsoles are also painted with a clean white exterior, while the outsoles are given a grey complexion to match that of the upper.

Given the nature of this color-coordination, this pair somewhat evokes a similar look and feel of the ever-iconic Dior x Air Jordan 1 High that released to the public during Summer 2020.

If you’re looking to scoop up a pair, a launch that includes men’s and kid’s sizes is scheduled to go down via select retailers like Asphalt Goldcome January 14. via

Notre x Nike Dunk High "Light Oreowood Brown"

Building off of an initial reveal last year, we now have an official look at the Notre x Nike (NYSE:NKE +0.61%) Dunk High “Light Orewood Brown.” The collaboration between the Chicago boutique and sportswear giant is inspired by elements of a mechanic shop and the workwear sported by mechanics.

Centered around a mix of “Light Orewood Brown/White,” the upper of the shoe features a rugged white canvas base framed by panels of shaggy beige suede. Branding is led by handshake detail stretching embroidered Swooshes, “NIKE” tongue tags underscored by white/red “Notre” mechanics shirt badges and printed insoles. Rounding up the design of the collaboration, are padded leather collars, large heel tabs, two-toned dashed laces and off white midsoles paired with beige rubber outsoles.

Reportedly priced at $150 USD, the Notre x Nike Dunk High “Light Orewood Brown” has not received an official release date but it is expected to drop in the coming weeks. via

Air Jordan 3 "Midnight Navy"

Nike, Inc. has been the official outfitter of the Georgetown Hoyas since 1985 — only three years after Michael Jordan‘s UNC Tar Heelsvanquished the Hoyas in the 1982 NCAA Championship game — and for the last decade-plus the team has worn Jordan Brand uniforms and footwear while receiving several special PEs. Now, the Jumpman is seemingly drawing from Hoya Saxa’s signature navy and gray shades for an Air Jordan 3 “Midnight Navy.” 

Though there’s no Georgetown-specific branding, the look is all Hoya hoops. Uppers are made of a tumbled navy leather, surrounded by a smooth navy mudguard and perforated gray eyestay piece. Collars and tongues are done up in gray as well, with the latter featuring a navy Jumpman graphic and trim. Signature elephant print arrives on mudguards and heel pieces alike, while the plastic navy heel tab boasts a large Air Jordan graphic. Down below, white/navy midsoles house a translucent Air unit in the heel and navy/gray/white outsoles round off the look.

The Air Jordan 3 “Midnight Navy” has been reported for a March 20 release on Nike SNKRS, and will likely be priced at $190 USD. Grade school sizes will also be available. via