San Francisco Gate Art Adventure – Benny Gold

18 04 2008

One of the most prolific and well known designers around, resident nice guy Benny Gold offers up this video interview with the San Francisco Gate’s Art Adventure. The feature ranges from his past projects with Huf and Nike, the background behind him choosing Benny Gold and upcoming projects on the go. Definitely a good look into the personal life of a designer who’s had a big influence on many in more ways than one.


Nike Gyrizo BMX Dunk

10 04 2008

Nike Gyrizo BMX Dunk

We present you one of the most interesting releases by Nike to be coming out this summer. Just this morning we presented the Hyperdunk, the lightest basketball shoe to ever be produced by Nike, and here comes some more heat now. Once again the brand shows its drive to innovation and presents with the Dunk Gyrizo an interesting and practical product for anybody interesting in biking.

Nike Gyrizo BMX Dunk 2

BMX, or Bicycle Moto Cross is the non-motorized version of motocross, but also includes freestyle and jumping. The sport is making its Olympic debut in Beijing this August and Nike athletes will be outfitted in innovative footwear and uniforms.

Nike Gyrizo BMX Dunk 3

“Looks like a dunk, but acts like Lance’s cleat.” That statement sums up the power and impact of the Nike Dunk Gyrizo, a shoe specifically designed for BMX racing. The Gyrizo, which is Greek for wheel, is actually built on the same cycling last as Lance Armstrong’s cleat. The external portion of the shoe looks like Nike’s wildly popular Dunk model, but the design of the internal plate transfers power in the up and down strokes of the rider. A strap on the upper and a lace pocket keep laces out of the rider’s spokes while a durable outsole compound was integrated to accommodate a wider bike pedal. Kevlar lace and metal grommets are also used to maximize durability. Rubber and thinner midsole on the shoe allow a rider to walk easily before and after races.

The outcome is a shoe that does not only look good, but is functional at the same time, and more you cannot ask for. We also hear rumors, that the design of the shoe has been done by TET of WTAPS.

Nike Launches the Hyperdunk

9 04 2008

Nike Launches the Hyperdunk

Nike with the help of Kobe Bryant launched the Nike Hyperdunk, the latest addition to their basketball offering and in line with the Beijing Olympics this summer in China.

“Our performance product for Beijing is some of the best work Nike has ever done,” said Nike President and CEO Mark Parker. “The Nike Hyperdunk is a prime example of our commitment to deliver extraordinary innovation and lightweight performance product to the world’s best athletes. Every gram counts in competition. Athletes need superior lightweight footwear and apparel that they can compete in with confidence and that’s exactly what we’ve created for them.”

More photos from the press event LIVE from Nike World Headquarters in Portland, OR after the jump. [Via High Snobiety]

Nike Launches the Hyperdunk

Nike AF1 “Rainbow” Pack

4 04 2008

Nike AF1 “Rainbow” Pack

We present you the Nike AF1 “Rainbow” Pack. We labeled it that way, because it reminds us of the recent Freestyle Rainbow pack by Reebok.

The Air Force 1’s come in three colorways and all panels of the shoes come in the same colorway, including the soles and laces. Hopefully they add some more colors to the line-up. These are now available at Provider. [via High Snobiety]

Nike SportBand

3 04 2008

Nike SportBand

If you want to get a coach of Nike? Nike+ SportBand ($59; April 10) allows runners to see their distance, pace, time and calories burned when they run. Its watch face is detachable. After you run, remove the Nike+Link and plus it into a USB connection on your computer and upload the to track your run. [via Nike]

Air Jordan XX3 White / Stealth Black / Metallic Gold

29 03 2008

Air Jordan XX3  White / Stealth Black / Metallic Gold

The Air Jordan XX3 (23) has definitely been off to a good start this year with the great amount attention it has been receiving and the Jordan Brand have transitioned on to the fourth color-way of the Air Jordan XX3. The fourth color-way will consist of White, Stealth Black and Metallic Gold.

No official nickname has been given to this particular model but it can simply be shortened to the “Stealth” XX3. All of the releases of the XX3 have feature subtle color combinations and the same can be said about this model which features new designs including Michael Jordan’s signature in Metallic Gold at the front of the shoe. The Stealth Air Jordan XX3 will be released on April 5th, 2008 with a retail price of $185 as a general release. [via SneakerFiles]

See the other air Jordan XX3 photos below.

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Nike Air Force 1 Supreme “Orca”

28 03 2008

Nike Air Force 1 Supreme “Orca”

Since its recent inception into the Air Force 1, Supreme models have created a more contemporary styling for the 25+ year old sneaker. The use of a visible air bubble has often been the distinguishing factor on Nike’s more expensive and higher performing models from its more economical models. But over the years, the popularity of the AF1 has shown that the AF1s original design was popular enough to sustain such strong interest. This upcoming release from AF1 features a colorway similar to the Nike Orca Pack of Dunks released a few years back with a similar albeit flipped use of black and white. No word yet on an official release from Nike.

Source: Sneaker News via City Sole