Nike Air Max Day 2017 Recap

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Last Sunday marked a stellar day of sneaker celebrations. 3/26/17’ was our second annual National Air Max Day! Two years ago, Tinker Hatfield declared the 26th of March a time to pay homage to Nike’s trademarked Air Cushioning technology. As common as they are today, visible air units were once an unfathomable concept. When air cushioned midsoles were first introduced in 1979, their impact was minimal. After 8 years of research, Nike improved this concept with the release of the Air Max 1. Not only were athletes given a more comfortable sneaker, but for the first time ever, Air Max technology was fully visible! Since then the Swoosh has developed a signature line of Air Max runners that proceed through modern times.
During the days leading up to National Air Max Day, Nike Sportswear dropped an outstanding selection of Air Max’s. Most notable was the return of the original Air Max 1. Reemerging in both the Varsity Red and Royal colorways, they sold out instantaneously. As promised, the Atmos Air Max 1 also saw a release date. According to last year’s Air Max Day Poll, Nikeheads were most eager for the Air Max 1 Atmos Elephant to return in 2017. Other noteworthy releases include the Air Max 1 Master, Air Max 1 Ultra 2.0 LE, Air Max Jewel, and Max LD-Zero. These preliminary releases led to the unveiling of the Nike Air VaporMax on Air Max Day. Equipped with Flyknit Technology atop a revamped Air cushioning system, this sneaker combines the best of both worlds.
Who other than DJ Khaled to play a significant role in this year’s celebrations?! Khaled stopped by Maynard Jackson High School in Atlanta, Georgia to reward a group of deserving students. The music icon surprised over 70 students with FREE Air Max’s! Champs Sports recognized these kids through their “Game On Air” campaign for excelling academically and in their communities. DJ Khaled has made it known that he was once employed by Champs Sports as a teenager. He praised Champs for the company’s impact on his life and journey to becoming a mogul. In present times he’s even had a Champs Sports location built into his Miami recording studio. His ties to both this Major retailer and Nike solidify him as a sneaker icon! We hope you enjoyed this year’s celebration as much as we did!
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MORE BOOST, MORE LIFE

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Goodbye Winter, HELLO SPRING! Congratulations, if you’re reading this you’ve survived yet another season. Let the flowers begin to bloom and the sun illuminate the sky. Nature’s small friends and creatures are reemerging, giving signs of MORE LIFE. It’s time to get up and get active in anticipation of better weather. Adidas has conveniently introduced a stellar lineup of Boost to coincide with increasingly active lifestyles. That's right, MORE BOOST to elevate your shoe game to new heights!
SNEAKER: Adidas Ultra Boost 3.0 LTD Bronze Boost
RELEASE: 3/31/2017
Colored Boost soles are here to stay. We’ve seen silver, black, and even bright orange Boosts, so why not release a bronze iteration? The 3.0 canvas includes a modified upper with enhanced breathability and support. There’re even bronze pops throughout the sneaker, creating a little extra flair!
SNEAKER: Adidas CrossKnit Boost
RELEASE: 4/3/2017
Boost technology has impacted both running and basketball but never before have there been Golf implications. The Adidas CrossKnit Boost is inspired by a Pimento Cheese sandwich, which happens to be a signature dish from the Augusta National Golf Club menu. A rubberized outsole makes them ideal for a long day on the green.
SNEAKER: Haven x Adidas Ultra Boost Triple Black
RELEASE: 4/8/2017
Canadian sneaker boutique, Haven, has partnered with the three stripes to bring forth another triple black release. This updated silhouette has been given the blackout treatment in reference to Vancouver’s dark Winters. Fortunately, the Haven x Adidas Ultra Boost Triple Black will be available stateside as well.
SNEAKER: Adidas Ultra Boost 3.0 Chocolate
RELEASE: ????
Is there ever a bad time for chocolate?! The Adidas Ultra Boost 3.0 Chocolate is about as luxurious as it gets. Equipped with a leather cage and full boost midsole, this colorway seems as appetizing as it looks. A release date hasn’t been confirmed but we’ll keep you updated.
SNEAKER: Adidas Ultra Boost 3.0 LGBTQ
RELEASE: June 2017
The most controversial Ultra Boost colorway ever is upon us. The Adidas Ultra Boost 3.0 LGBTQ is scheduled to release around Pride Month. At first glance, they could pass as a KAWS iteration, but their official title says otherwise. Sneaker blogs have started evolving into political forums, in light of increasing LGBTQ discussions. Aside from any underlying political message, they’re a dope sneaker and will undoubtedly sell out. These 5 upcoming releases have proven there’s MORE LIFE within the Ultra Boost phenomenon.
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KAWS x Air Jordan 4

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New York-based artist, KAWS has transcended the perceived boundaries of street art. The KAWS x Air Jordan 4 is officially scheduled to release March 31st, for a whopping $350. After much speculation, this once inconceivable concept is now a reality. Premium, Air Jordan iterations have made occasional splashes in this increasingly high profile market. Sneakerheads view footwear through an artistic lens, hence their appreciation for Brian Donnelly’s collaborative effort. The 43-year-old Brooklyn-Bred artist has art in museums and galleries internationally. His resume’ includes designing toys, cartoons, and now limited quantity kicks!
The Kaws x Air Jordan 4 includes a silky, grey suede upper which rests atop a glow-in-the-dark sole. If you're familiar with his work, you may notice similarities to some of his Companion pieces. His signature is included on the heel tab, taking the place of a traditional Jumpman logo. Even the box includes KAWS branding, further solidifying these as a collector’s piece. A hangtag is also included, similar to most Air Jordan IV Releases.
As mentioned earlier, the Kaws x Air Jordan 4 collaboration will be available March 31st for $350. However, if you live in China you can scoop a pair on the 28th. You can test your luck at select Jordan Brand locations, including the Nike SNKRS app. Don’t expect these to be an easy cop, considering they’re classified as a limited release. In addition, there’ll be an accompanying line of apparel including jackets, sweatshirts, t-shirts, and hats. Stay tuned for more sneaker related news!
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SAINT PATRICK'S DAY KICKS

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The greenest day of the year is back again! Saint Patrick’s Day is intended to be a celebration of Irish culture. Most Americans (including myself) recognize this holiday as a day of bar hopping and obnoxious green outfits. What could be more appropriate than a fresh pair of Jays to compliment your holiday attire?  Below we’ve comprised a list of Saint Patrick’s Day appropriate colorways of the first 10 silhouettes from Jordan Brand.
SNEAKER: Air Jordan 1 High DMP Boston Celtics
YEAR: 2009
SNEAKER: Air Jordan 2 High Doernbecher
YEAR: 2007
SNEAKER: Air Jordan 3 Joker
YEAR: 2013
SNEAKER: Air Jordan 4 Undefeated
YEAR: 2005
SNEAKER: Air Jordan 5 LS
YEAR: 2006
SNEAKER: Air Jordan 6 Champagne
YEAR: 2014
SNEAKER: Air Jordan 7 Black/Neon Green Collection
YEAR: 2013
SNEAKER: Air Jordan 8 Take Flight
YEAR: 2017
SNEAKER: Air Jordan 9 Olive
YEAR: 2012
SNEAKER: Air Jordan 10 Oregon Ducks
YEAR: 2014
Avoiding getting pinched by rocking your green on Saint Patrick’s Day! Even if you don’t own a pair from our list, be sure to sport your colors proudly. Start digging through your closets early and locate anything remotely similar. Even if they’re destroyed, no worries. Our sneaker laundry system has got you covered!
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Duke Footwear Moments

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Congratulations to Duke University for being this year’s ACC Tournament Champions! This accomplishment includes winning four games in four days to claim their spot at the top. Their final battle at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York solidified their place in history. As the first 5 seed to win the tournament, Coach K has added yet another historic accomplishment to his spectacular resume’. Stellar gameplay is typically associated with dope kicks, posing a unique question. What sneakers have the Blue Devils worn during their hardwood success?
SNEAKER: Nike Kyrie 2
SNEAKER: Nike Kyrie 3 Duke
SNEAKER: Nike KD 9 Duke Away
SNEAKER: Nike KD 9 Duke Home
SNEAKER: Nike Kyrie 2 White/Metallic
SNEAKER: Nike LeBron 13 Elite
SNEAKER: Nike PG1 Shine
SNEAKER: Nike Free Trainer 5.0 Duke
If you hadn’t already noticed, Nike is the official sponsor of Duke Athletics. Boasting an extensive family of Nike endorsed Superstar Alum, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Blue Devils are closely tied to the Swoosh. This season, Kyrie Irving’s signature sneakers have made several big-ticket appearances. As NCAA March Madness commences, stay tuned for the rise of Duke University’s next superstar athlete. Who knows, in a few years their kicks may be in your closet!
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