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Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 18, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Official Look At The Nike KD VI Elite “EYBL”

Nike KD VI "EYBL"

Nike KD VI “EYBL” (photo. @NikeEYB)

Earlier today we got an official look at the EYBL version of the Nike KD VI Elite, and this shoe is sick. It’ll be worn by players involved in the youth league this summer.

Featuring the youth league’s logo on the tongue, and a barrage of red, orange, violet and springtime colors, there’s no word yet on an official release date. However, with summer just around the corner (I think?), expect more details to emerge soon. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 18, 2014 / 11:00 am

Get Familiar: The Air Jordan XX9 Promises To Change The Sneaker Game

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan (photo. Bryan Horowitz)

Ten years ago, on a cold December night, the Air Jordan XIX was introduced at Meatpacking District hot spot Cielo. Jason Kidd hosted, the bar was open and models strutted on a makeshift runway, all clad in Jumpman-emblazoned clothing. The XIX itself was under a glass case in a back room; for the select media members in attendance, photography was prohibited. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 18, 2014 / 9:00 am

16 NBA Players Reveal What’s Currently Playing In Their Headphones

Notorious B.I.G.

I once asked Steve Nash if anyone in the NBA didn’t listen to rap. His answer surprised me, saying there are actually quite a few, more than you’d think, who have differing tastes. With the NBA Playoffs right around the corner, check out what 16 NBA players currently have playing in their headphones as they gear up for the most important part of the year. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 17, 2014 / 7:00 pm

PONY Launching SE Atmos & Wish Collaborations

PONY x Atmos & PONY x Wish

PONY x Atmos & PONY x Wish (photo. PONY)

Set for release on April 25, PONY is bringing a pair of exciting collaborations to sneakerheads and casual fans alike. The Pony x Wish colloboration, represented by Atlanta’s famous sneaker boutique, Wish in Atlanta’s Lil 5 Points, celebrates the year of the horse. The PONY x Atmos project has been labeled “New York State of Mind,” (h/t Nas) with “Red Apple” and “Statue of Liberty Green” colorways. You aren’t going to want to miss these simultaneous special edition launches coming later this month. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 17, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Illinois Introduces New Nike Basketball Uniforms

Nike Illinois uniforms

Nike Illinois uniforms (photo. Nike)

The University of Illinois and Nike introduced a new brand and identity system for the school today, which will feature updated uniforms for all 19 of the school’s intercollegiate sports teams. Using consistent colors, logos, lettering and numerals, the new digs will debut with the football and basketball programs and gradually expand to other sports in future seasons. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 17, 2014 / 12:50 pm

Go Inside The Unveiling Of The Air Jordan XX9

Air Jordan XX9

Air Jordan XX9 (photo. Jordan)

Pushing the envelope can be a blessing and a curse. The Air Jordan XX8, perhaps the most innovative and polarizing basketball sneaker in recent memory, cemented that the Jordan Brand is not satisfied to rest on its laurels and its retros. At the same time, it permanently raised stakes and expectations: What act could possibly follow the XX8? Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 17, 2014 / 12:33 pm

First Look: Air Jordan XX9

Air Jordan XX9

Air Jordan XX9 (photo. @darrenrovell)

Today, Jordan is unveiling the Air Jordan XX9 and here’s the first look we have at the new shoe, which will release in September. The image is courtesy of ESPN’s Darren Rovell. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 17, 2014 / 11:20 am

Reebok Classic Introduces San Antonio-Inspired Colorway Of The Rail

Reebok "The Rail"

Reebok “The Rail” (photo. Reebok Classic)

Today, Reebok Classic introduced a San Antonio-inspired colorway of the infamous Rail, which will drop on April 25. Glenn “Big Dog” Robinson played just nine games with the Spurs during his final season in the NBA, but still, this colorway of the sneaker he made famous is dope, sporting a gray nubuck base with teal and pink paneling. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 17, 2014 / 10:30 am

Go On A Sneaker Hunt Inside Sacramento’s Locker Room

Sacramento Kings

Sacramento might be lottery-bound again this summer, but when it comes to sneakers, they’re right up there with some of the best teams in the league. DeMarcus Cousins is considered one of the NBA’s biggest sneakerheads and Isaiah Thomas is always debuting some dope Reebok PEs. Add in the trade that brought Rudy Gay to California and you can see why the Kings had to be a destination for Nice Kicks‘ ongoing “Sole Access” series. Read More »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 17, 2014 / 1:26 am

Rajon Rondo Honors Marathon Bombing Victims With Special Sneakers (Pics)

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo (photo. @RajonRondo)

Tuesday in Boston marked the one-year anniversary of the bombings that rocked the Boston Marathon, injuring 264 people and killing three. Celtics coach Brad Stevens reminded his team of the significance of this week, and Rajon Rondo paid homage to the victims with a special pair of ANTA kicks designed to commemorate the victims and all the brave Boston PD, Fire Department, emergency personnel and civilians who helped in the aftermath of the horror at the finish line. Read More »