The ’90s served as a period for glorious invention and reinvention of Nike Basketball footwear. Bold experiments in style and innovation brought us classics, with staying power. Perhaps, no sneaker better captures that sense of nostalgia than the Air Flightposite – a former hardwood classic turned urban staple that teeters the line between street and tech. This Saturday, the Air Flightposite returns in a sleek ‘Copper’ and black colorway that will have you standing out on or off the court. If you’re interested in picking up a pair check out our release details below.
STORE RELEASE DETAILS
In partnership with mall management, SELECT Foot Locker and House of Hoops by Foot Locker stores will implement a sweepstakes ticket procedure* in order to purchase the Nike Air Flightposite ‘Copper’ (on sale 9/27/14 for $ 220). The sweepstakes tickets will be given out on Monday, September 22nd and Tuesday, September 23rd. If your ticket number is selected, you will be notified by phone on Wednesday, September 24th or Thursday, September 25th. These procedures are for SELECT STORES only. To find out which store near you will carry the shoe and if that store will implement the sweepstakes ticket procedure, please visit the Foot Locker Launch Locator.
ONLINE RELEASE DETAILS
This release will be available on Footlocker.com starting at 8:00 a.m. EDT on Saturday, September 27th.
*Our customers are our priority and we encourage everyone to follow the procedure outlined above in an orderly and safe manner. We thank you in advance.
The adidas ZX Flux has become known for the way it holds prints and there have been some great ones as of late. However, it’s such a great looking silhouette that sometimes it’s best to let the shoe’s design shine and let the colorway take a back seat. That’s exactly what has happened with this Black/White adi ZX Flux, now in stores. A textured black material upper sits on top of an all white midsole with the only pop of color coming from the neon yellow lace slip at the top of the toe box. All of the shoe’s features, including the heel piece and branding, are also cloaked in black.
The adi ZX Flux in black/white is available in stores now for $ 85 and is also available in kids sizes.
As far as classics go, the Nike Air Max 95 is right up there with the best of the best. The all black colorway is in stores now and, though the colorway is monotoned, the variety of materials used in it help it to stand out. This Air Max 95, which sits on top of the classic Air Max bubble design – one in the heel and two up front – combines nubuck, tumbled leather, nylon, and mesh in the overlay pattern that has made the 95 a staple in the sneaker game.
The all black Nike Air Max 95 retails for $ 160 and is in stores now.
The adidas Originals ZX Flux Triple Black takes on the original ZX Flux silhouette and remixes it with a total blackout treatment. As you might have guessed from the nickname, the shoe combines three different shades of black to create sophistication through a minimalist color palette. The notable silhouette stands strong while flying under the radar on this release.
Hitting stores now. Check out Release Locator for stores.
The adidas Originals ZX Flux launches in a new black/white “Monochrome Prism” colorway. The grey-scaled version of the first Flux incorporates many grey, white, and black triangles to cloak the entire upper of the shoe. The previous releases of the ZX Flux have been more colorful and bright, but if you were looking for a more subdued palette—look no further. The pattern is interesting enough to turn heads while not being too loud and over the top.
Hitting stores now. Check out Release Locator for stores.
Every year Nike teams up with the Kay Yow Cancer Fund to help fight breast cancer and, not coincidentally, drop a couple dope pink colorways of on-court basketball shoes. Named after legendary women’s basketball coach Kay Yow, this year’s pack includes the Nike Hyperdunk 2014 and the brand new Nike Run The One. Each pair sports the Foundation logo of an upside down pink ribbon – the Hyperdunk on the tongue and the Run The One on the heel – and sport identical Black and Pinkfire colorways with speckled midsoles and a Metallic Silver Nike Swoosh. Grab a pair of these now to show your support Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Detailed pictures and pricing information can be found below. Both sets of kicks are available now at House of Hoops by Foot Locker stores.
Nike Hyperdunk 2014 “Kay Yow” – $ 140
Nike Zoom Run The One “Kay Yow” – $ 100
The word that comes to mind with the Nike Roshe Run is versatility. Wearing it with or without socks, dressed up or down or just take it easy, the sneaker can do it all. Intended for breathability, lightweight cushioning, and this time around, a bold style with a colorful mesh upper. The tie-dye “Jade” print is seen throughout the upper with a red Swoosh sitting atop a crisp white sole. If you’re looking for a sneaker that’s simple with a bit of personality, you’ve found the one.
Available in stores. Check out Release Locator for stores.
The Jordan Flight Flex Trainer “Jeter” is another sneaker that serves to celebrate Derek Jeter’s legendary career. Releasing at Flight 23 tomorrow, the shoe arrives in a Yankees colorway with a focus on function first. The shoe comes complete with a lightweight foam midsole and a Nike Free inspired outsole with deep flex grooves for grip and stability. Performance mesh panel replaces the smooth leather that’s usually seen on retro editions. Derek Jeter’s individual logo is seen on the tongue along with subtle pinstripe detailing across the lining.
Available at Flight 23 tomorrow.
Yesterday at the Nike campus in Portland, OR the Nike Basketball design team and LeBron James unveiled his highly anticipated 12th signature shoe and the initial seven colorways that will be released in the line. The LeBron 12 is Nike’s most advanced basketball shoe to-date and is designed to enhance King James’ explosiveness while combining three key benefits: superior cushioning, harnessed support and natural flexiblity. After having some on-court issues last season with the 11, LeBron put any concerns to rest yesterday that he will indeed be wearing the 12 on court this season.
“It hurt a lot [that I was only able to wear the 11 some games] and we started to get on the LeBron 12 right away, just so we wouldn’t have the same problem,” LeBron said, adding that he’s been working with Nike on the shoe since the end of the last NBA season. “I tested it a few times during the Playoffs, but the intensity in practice is kind of light because you play so many games. But for the last three-and-a-half weeks I’ve been going full throttle and the response is very good.”
He added that last season was definitely a learning experience but that his relationship Nike design team has never been stronger. “That’s the great thing about my partnership with Nike. If both sides don’t feel like the shoes fit the athlete, then we’re going to continue to go back to the lab until we figure it out.” he said, “ We went to the lab a lot. It hurt both of us because we loved the LeBron 11 so much, but we couldn’t get it to perform the way I wanted it to perform at a high level the way Nike and myself are capable of having it performing it at.”
Back to the lab they went and the results look amazing, as you can see in the video below which details the inspiration behind each of the first seven colorways.
The lead colorway to be released will be the LeBron 12 NSRL “Nike Sport Research Lab”, inspired by the shoe’s genesis in the lab, and will drop on October 11th here in the states. Until then enjoy the video and pictures below and follow us @footlocker on Twitter for more release updates on future colorways coming soon.
Nike’s newest addition to their on-court performance line is the Zoom Run The One. Worn by James Harden, the Zoom Run The One was on the feet of the Rockets star when he led Team USA to gold in the FIBA World Cup and is expected to be his footwear of choice during the upcoming NBA season. The Run The One continues the trend of high performance low-top basketball kicks. It features both Hyperfuse and Flywire technologies in the upper, as well as a sock-like fit inner sleeve with no separate tongue for reduced weight, enhanced lockdown, and flexibility. In order to increase breathability and decrease weight, the upper around the ankle to the midfoot has cutouts so you better make sure your sock game is on point when you have some Run The Ones on your feet. Below you will find four colorways available in House of Hoops by Foot Locker stores now, and even more colorways available on Footlocker.com. The Nike Zoom Run The One retails for $ 100.
Nike Zoom Run The One University Red/Wolf Grey-Black
Nike Zoom Run The One Cool Grey/Black-Wolf Grey-Pure Platinum
Nike Zoom Run The One “Kay Yow”
Nike Zoom Run The One Black/Metallic Silver