Nike's New Football Cleats
Marvel x adidas Basketball Shoes
Nike has released their newest line of football cleats that include the Nike Alpha Menace Elite 2, Nike Force Savage Elite 2, and the Nike Vapor Untouchable 3. The Nike Alpha Menace Elite 2 cleats are built for those multidirectional athletes such as Saquon Barkley and Russell Wilson. The cleat features a midfoot strap with TPU yarns in the forefoot to protect the feet from getting stepped on.
The Nike Force Savage Elite 2, has been designed for players in the trenches like Khalil Mack. The cleat comes with a redesigned cleat plate for optimal comfort and traction. Nike switched it up and instead of laces, they used three straps to work with a burrito tongue and allow for quick tightening adjustments in-between plays.
The cleats look to add flair and style to each player while bringing the most innovative technology to the football field.
Special-Edition PhantomVNM for Alex Morgan
adidas has collaborated with Marvel to bring the limited-edition ‘Heroes Among Us’ collection. The collection will feature the brand’s star athletes James Harden, Damian Lillard, Candace Parker, John Wall and Tracy McGrady.
“Basketball players, like Super Heroes, have alter-egos. Just as Super Heroes don masks, players don uniforms, and each athlete represents a different power and skill. These unique powers, once assembled, create an unstoppable force of good. With the world watching, these heroes take center stage, placing their teams, their cities and their communities on their backs.” -adidas.com
The limted-edition adidas x Marvel ‘Heroes Among Us’ footwear collection will feature; Marvel’s Iron Man | Harden Vol 3, Marvel’s Black Panther | Dame 5, Marvel’s Captain America | N3XT L3V3L, Marvel’s Nick Fury | TMAC 1, and Marvel’s Captain Marvel | Pro Vision. Shoes will be available April 26th.
LeBron 16 "Air Trainer"
In honor of Alex Morgan’s 100th career goal with U.S. Women’s National Team Nike gifted her a special-edition pair of PhantomVNM boots. The design and colors for the boots show off a sophisticated floral take on Alex’s national team colors. On the platinum swoosh we see an enclosing a tonal American flag. The text featured on the graphic overlay connects her boots to silhouettes past and present: The number 100 appears in the iconic T90 font, a nod to one of Morgan’s all-time favorite boots, while her name is emblazoned in PhantomVNM type. The date and coordinates next to the strike zone represent her first international goal scored on October 6, 2010, in Chester, Pennsylvania.
Vapor Untouchable Pro 3 OBJ
LeBron and Nike released the latest sneaker in the LeBron Watch collection for this season. The LeBron 16 “Air Trainers” were designed with inspiration from the “Medicine Ball” colorway of the Nike Air Trainer III, the shoe that was built to enable multiple forms of training. The kicks feature a White, Midnight Navy, and Ginger color scheme with a midfoot strap that is a nod to the original Air Trainer 3 along with its plastic overlays on the forefoot and heel.
Bryce Harper's 'Phillie Phanatic' Cleats
OBJ has introduced the Nike Vapor Untouchable Pro 3 OBJ cleats. The special cleats allow players to customize the style and color to match their swag and team. The cleats feature an Egyptian-inspired design picked out by OBJ. The Egyptian design features “Royalty” spelled out in the OBJ hieroglyphic language. Each pair can be customized with different colors and finishes such as chrome or matte. Check out some of the pairs below.
Game of Thrones Limited-Edition UltraBoost
Phillies newest super star, Bryce Harper, took the field for his first game as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies. For such an occasion Harper wanted to show the fans of Philadelphia that he was all in, and hit the field in custom Phillie Phanatic inspired cleats. The green cleats showed off the Phanatic’s fur and eyes on each side.
"Thought it'd be cool. Why not? Just bring some fun to the game. The Phanatic is always happy and smiling." - Bryce Harper on the custom cleats.
Under Armour March Madness Kicks
WINTER IS HERE! adidas has teamed up with Game of Thrones to bring us six different Ultraboosts. adidas has reimagined the iconic houses and characters of Westeros and put them into sneaker form. The collection features six limited-edition Ultraboost, that have carefully been designed to represent the characteristics, colors and details of the heroes and villains from the show. The shoe’s features include their faction’s sigil on the tongue and motto on the heel tag.
“Collaborations with franchises like Game of Thrones are part of our DNA. When brands and television series alike are able to move beyond their primary platform and spill into popular culture, we see inspiration. The project is yet another example of our open source strategy by which we treat our most iconic silhouettes as a canvas upon which we can tell a story.” - Alberto Uncini Manganelli, General Manager adidas Running
The limited-edition adidas x Game of Thrones Ultraboost will be available at adidas.com on March 22nd, 2019 for $180.
Ohio State Basketball Post-Season AF1s
As the madness gets under Under Armour schools will be hitting the hardwood in style. The record 29 total teams for UA - 12 women's and 17 men's - received ‘Unleash Chaos’ edition Curry 3Zero II Mid and UA Anatomix Spawn shoes. The special edition kicks come in white and gold or black and gold colorways as a nod to the all day, all night pursuit of championship gold and legendary status. On the uppers of the ‘Unleash Chaos’ edition Curry 3Zero II Mid we see the Unleash Chaos wordmark printed in gold.
adidas Special Edition “SNOW CONE” Cleats
Ohio State is heading into March Madness in style as the team has received custom Air Force 1 that come equipped with Ohio State-themed velcro patches. The patches range from the Ohio State logos to extra Nike swooshes and even some Buckeyes. We will be on the look out as other Nike school such as Duke, Villanova, Kentucky, Oregon, and UCONN are set to receive pairs as well.
adidas Football introduces their special edition “Snow Cone” pack, that features the 2019 adizero 8.0 football cleats. We have seen these cleats making their rounds at the adidas 7v7 tournaments this year already. The “Snow Cone” pack was inspired by childhood memories and the vivid colors that make up the vast variety of flavors from snow cone stands and trucks across the nation. The special edition pack will have five flavors to choose from; Grape Twist (purple/orange), Blue Raspberry (red/white/blue), Pink Lemonade (pink/yellow), Watermelon Mango (green/pink) and Mystery flavor (rainbow). The special cleats are available for purchase at a $120 price point.