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Official Rules for the NIKE Basketball KD8 Chase
No Purchase Required to Enter or Win. Must be a permanent legal US resident to enter.
NCAA/HIGH SCHOOL ELIGIBILITY. I understand and agree that if I am, or may become, a student-athlete I am responsible for my own eligibility and/or amateur standing. I am aware of, and agree to comply with, all applicable rules, regulations, and bylaws of my state association, the NCAA and of any other governing body (“the Rules”). I understand the consequences of any failure to comply with the Rules, including but not limited to, loss of my eligibility to participate in future athletic contests in any sport. Nike is not responsible or liable for your participation in this promotion resulting in your ineligibility as an amateur athlete.
- 1. Who is eligible?
The Nike Basketball KD8 Chase (the “Chase”) is open only to participants that are:
- legal permanent US residents;
- thirteen (13) or older at the time of entry;
- physically located in the New York City metro area August 14-15, 2015;
- already own a smart phone; and
- follow @FootLocker on Twitter or Instagram
Entrants between the ages of thirteen and eighteen should be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.
Employees of NIKE, Inc., Foot Locker Retail, Inc., their subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively “Sponsors”), or of other companies associated with the promotion of the Chase, including Game Seven Marketing, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children, and each of their respective spouses) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. In addition, NIKE, Inc. sponsored athletes and their immediate families are not eligible. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the promotion. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
- 2. Who is sponsoring the Chase?
The Chase is sponsored by Foot Locker Retail, Inc., 112 West 34th Street New York, New York 10120 and NIKE, Inc., One Bowerman Drive, Beaverton, Oregon 97005 and (the “Sponsors”). The Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, terminate or modify the promotion if it cannot be operated, conducted or completed as planned, for any reason. This Promotion is in no way promoted, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter or Instagram.
- 3. When does the Chase start?
Day one of the Chase will start at 12:00 pm (ET) and end at 4:00 pm (ET), or sooner if all the prizes have been awarded before 4:00 pm (ET), on Friday, August 14, 2015;
Day two of the Chase will start a 12:00 pm (ET) and end at 4:00 pm (ET), or sooner if all the prizes have been awarded before 4:00 pm (ET), on Saturday, August 15, 2015 (collectively referred as the “Chase Period”).
- 4. How do I participant?
During the Chase Period:
- Follow @FootLocker on Instagram or Twitter and look for the clues to the 4 locations in New York City;
- First consumers to arrive at the locations, shows the @footlocker post and verifies they are a Nike+ member (or sign up on site; registration is free); will be declared a winner.
- Winners will be given directions on how to claim their prize at House of Hoops on Fulton St
You may only win once; arriving first at subsequent locations will not be reward.
- 5. How will winners be selected?
During the Chase Period, the first participants to reach the four (4) Instagramed and Twitted locations and upon verification of eligibility, will be declared a winner and provided an instruction card to redeem their prize. Follow the instructions provided by the ambassador located at the location to locate the House of Hoops by Foot Locker store at 408 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY to redeem the Prize. Day one prizes must be redeemed by 5:00pm on August 14, 2015 and Day two prizes must be redeemed by 5:00pm on August 15, 2015. Winners will be notified at the location. Decisions of Sponsors are final and binding in all respects, and by participating, entrant agrees to be bound by the Official Rules and the Sponsor’s decisions.
- 6. What is the potential winner required to do?
Except where prohibited, a potential winner will be required to complete and return an executed Declaration and Release and/or tax form W-9, immediately upon being declared a winner.
- 7. What can I win?
Each of the eight (8) Chase Winners will receive:
- One (1) custom KD8 Suit Box, Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $ 800
- One (1) KD8 Footwear, ARV: $ 180
Total ARV for all prizes: $ 7,840 ($ 980 per winner)
Any prize details not specified above will be determined by the Sponsors in their sole discretion. Prizes are not transferable and must be accepted as awarded. No cash or other substitution may be made, except by the Sponsors, who reserve the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason as determined by the Sponsors in their sole discretion. The Winner is responsible for any and all other costs and expenses not listed above. Prizes will be reported as income to a Winner and the Winner is responsible for taxes, if any, associated with the receipt of a prize.
- 8. What other terms should I be aware of?
Unless prohibited by law, entrants agree to allow use of their name, voice, city/state of residence, photograph, and/or likeness for advertising and/or trade and/or any other purpose in any media or format now or hereafter known without further compensation, permission or notification.
The Chase is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law. In the party that the operation, security, or administration of the Chase is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, or other technical problem, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) cancel or terminate the Chase; (b) suspend the Chase to address the impairment and then resume the Chase in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (c) award the prize at random or award the prize according to the Judging Criteria from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsors reserve the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Chase or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Chase may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsors reserve the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by the Sponsors to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Chase or the integrity and/or feasibility of the Chase is severely undermined by any event beyond the control of Sponsors, including but not limited to fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, war (declared or undeclared), terrorist threat or activity, or any federal, state or local government law, order, or regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction, infection by computer virus, unauthorized intervention, technical failures or other cause not reasonably within the control of Sponsors (each a “Force Majeure” event or occurrence), Sponsors shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to abbreviate, modify, suspend, cancel or terminate the Chase without any further obligation.
By participating in the Chase, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsors, their parent and related companies, and their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Chase or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Chase; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone or network lines; (c) printing errors; (d) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Chase or the processing of entries; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Chase or receipt or use of any prize. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of participating in the Chase, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages. Entrant agrees that the Released Parties have made no warranty, representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relating to any prize.
- 9. How will disputes be handled?
Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Chase or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State of New York. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsors in connection with the Chase, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York.
- 10. How can I find out who won or obtain a copy of these Official Rules?
To obtain the name of the winner(s) or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope t Game Seven Marketing Att. KD8 Chase Contest, 254 W 54th St., 13th Fl., New York, NY 10019. Requests must be received within four (4) weeks of the conclusion of the Entry Period.
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Elevate Your Game
The Nike Elite Series Collection arrives in brand new colorways for the Kobe X, LeBron 12 and KD VII. See more images below and pick these up in stores or online (10am EDT) Friday, May 15th. Check out Launch Locator for stores.
Nike Kobe X Elite Elevate – $ 225
Nike LeBron 12 Elite Elevate – $ 275
Nike KD VII Elite Elevate – $ 200
Transform Your Game
First step explosiveness. Strike with precision. Attack with control. Nike merged its advanced innovation with inspirational story telling in the new Elite Series Team Collection. Each shoe features upgrades to maximize performance on the court. See more detailed images below and pick these up in stores or online (10am EST Release) on Friday, April 17th. Check out Launch Locator for stores.
Nike LeBron 12 Elite Team ($ 275)
Nike KD VII Elite Team ($ 200)
Nike Kobe X Elite Team ($ 225)
Nike celebrates Easter with four new colorways of the Kobe X, Kyrie 1, LeBron 12 and KD VII. Each signature shoe features mixes of pastels and prints inspired by the holiday. See more images of the collection below and pick them up in stores or online (10am EST Release) tomorrow, April 2nd. See Launch Locator for stores.
Nike Kobe X ‘Easter’ – $ 180
Nike Kyrie 1 ‘Easter’ – $ 110
Nike LeBron 12 ‘Easter’ – $ 200
Nike KD VII ‘Easter’ – $ 150
Nike Basketball’s signature athletes Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and LeBron James will celebrate Christmas on the court with festive kicks that tell unique holiday stories. Check out more info below on the full collection as well as all the release details.
In Store Release Details
In partnership with mall management, Foot Locker and House of Hoops by Foot Locker stores will implement a ticket procedure* in order to purchase the Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Christmas” (on-sale 12/26 for $ 225), Nike LeBron 12 “Christmas” (on-sale 12/26 for $ 220) and Nike KD7 “Christmas” (on-sale 12/26 for $ 170). First come first serve ticket procedure stores will begin handing out tickets at 9:00 a.m. local time (or otherwise noted) on Sunday, December 14th. Sweepstakes stores will hand out tickets on Monday, December 15th and Tuesday, December 16th. For addition details and to find out which stores near you will carry the shoes and which ticket procedure they will implement, please visit the Launch Locator. Kids Grade School sizes will be available.
Online Release Details
The shoe will be available starting at 8:00 a.m. EST on Saturday, December 26th on Footlocker.com. Kids grade school sizes will also be available.
**For information regarding special release procedures for the below releases please click here.
☐ Air Jordan 11 Retro “Legend Blue” (on-sale 12/20)
☐ Grade School Air Jordan 11 Retro “Legend Blue” (on-sale 12/20)
☐ Nike Air Foamposite Pro “Volt” (on-sale 12/22)
☐ Air Jordan “Ultimate Gift of Flight” Pack (on-sale 12/23)
*Mall management directives and/or security issues may result in a change to the stated store procedure.
LeBron 12 “Akron Birch”
The LeBron 12 was developed to meet James’s performance needs based on research from the Nike Sport Research Lab. Nike Zoom Air technology is brought to a new level on this shoe. The emerald green base combines with the shoe’s photorealistic camouflage upper on the Hyperposite shell. The camo pattern is inspired by Akron, Ohio’s winter weather and includes a birch tree pattern. Black and Hyperpunch micro dots integrate into the camo pattern for a seasonal touch. A notable subtlety of this shoe is the snowflake formed by small hexagons on the tongue loop.
KD 7 “Egg Nog”
Driven by a design philosophy to stay light and locked down during sharp cuts, the KD 7 features dynamic Flywire technology, Hyperposite construction and Zoom Air cushioning. The shoe continues to bring Durant’s personal stories to life – this time paying tribute to his favorite holiday beverage, egg nog. A red Hyperposite heel integrates glossy flecks emulating the condensation on a glass of egg nog. “Fresh Since ’88,” Durant’s birth year, emblazons the shoe’s sock liner as a tribute to the holiday beverage Durant has enjoyed since childhood.
Kobe 9 Elite “Knit Stocking”
The Kobe 9 gets a festive makeover highlighting its knitted aesthetic with a red and white Flyknit upper, taking inspiration from a knit stocking. Supple leather textures on the tongue and overlays give the shoe a premium feel, accented by a marbled outsole resembling candy canes. Inside, the shoe reads “Mamba’s Greetings,” a hidden detail from Bryant on the inner tongue.
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
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.
Foot Locker Unlocked got the chance to sit down with all-star point guard Derrick Rose at the adidas Basketball Boost Launch Event in Las Vegas on Sunday. We discussed everything his new D Rose 5, to Bulls free agency and more. Check out the interview below.
UNLOCKED: It must be a surreal feeling sitting here about to launch your fifth signature shoe with adidas, how does that feel?
ROSE: I’m in the MGM man, I’ve never been here before (laughs). Growing up it was something I never thought of, being able to have my own shoe, so to be able to sitting here now to launch my fifth is truly a blessing.
UNLOCKED: What’s the best part of working with adidas?
ROSE: I love the fact that they are never satisfied. They are always trying to do something different and bring new things to the table.
UNLOCKED: You mentioned earlier that this was your favorite signature shoe yet. Why?
ROSE: You might here me say that every time I have a new shoe out (laughs) but it’s only because I know how much time and effort we put into making it right. I think is one a simpler design from the last few but it still has all the personal details of my life on there and the new boost technology is really on point.
UNLOCKED: You talked a little bit about the technology, but what else about this shoe is so special to you?
ROSE: Well, having my logo on the back is a huge honor for me. First, for adidas to come to me and ask me if I wanted to do that is crazy. Knowing the history of the brand and it being the first time they’ve ever taken the three stripes off the back is a great feeling for me.
UNLOCKED: What are some of your personal goals and expectations going into this season?
ROSE: I don’t like talking about my personal goals out loud because I don’t want to jinx myself, but hopefully when I achieve them everyone will see. I have high expectations for myself and as player and a businessman and I want to continue to grow as a person to help me achieve all of my goals.
UNLOCKED: It has been a crazy offseason in the NBA and your team added a bunch of new players and lost some familiar faces. How do you feel about the team heading into the season and playing with your new teammates?
ROSE: There will definitely be an adjustment period but we are a close knit team and still have our veteran leaders and a great coach in Thibs to lead us. I like some of the moves we made and I think we’re gonna be pretty tough to beat this year.
UNLOCKED: How do you feel about being the veteran now for adidas’ young roster of athletes?
ROSE: (Pauses) Man, I remember coming into the league on being on shoots with KG, Chauncey and TD and now I’m sitting here about to enter my spartyh year in the league, it’s crazy to believe. I’m excited about the young group of guards they signed, Andrew (Wiggins) and Dante (Exum). I know they’re coming behind me and if anything else they are keeping me on my feet that’s for sure (laughs).
The adidas D Rose 5 will drop this October. Check out some pics below and stay tuned for more details coming soon.
Today adidas Basketball officially announced their new Boost Basketball, and Foot Locker Unlocked was on hand for the global launch party in Las Vegas. Held at the MGM Grand Arena, a select few media were given the opportunity to check out the shoes first-hand and interview some of adidas top basketball stars who’ll be rocking them on court this season. Introducing the Boost technology was Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose, Portland Trailerblazers star Damian Lillard and adidas basketball designer Robbie Fuller. The event was MC’d by former NBA player and current ESPN analyst Greg Anthony.
First to be introduced was Robbie Fuller, adidas Crazy Light boost basketball designer who talked a little bit about the shoe’s design and new technology. The boost foam which is featured on the Crazy Light 4 has been brought over from the running side to basketball for the first time. “If you’ve ever tried on the Pure Boost or Energy Boost running shoes you know how comfortable and responsive they are, and now all those benefits have been translated over to the new Crazy Light which we all know and love for its superior lightweight feel,” according to Fuller.
Next up Anthony introduced Derrick Rose who came out wearing the new D Rose 5, his fifth signature shoe which will be dropping later this fall. Rose looked extremely fit and said he would be ready to take the court now if today was game 1 of the NBA season. Rose seemed extremely excited to introduce his fifth signature shoe, one which he called his most “personal and energetic” shoe to-date. He said he was shocked and really excited when he first found out that this shoe will be the first ever adidas basketball shoe ever to feature a player logo in the heel. In addition, Rose said he wanted to go with a simpler version of his shoe this time around, but also wanted it to make a “big statement” and he feels they accomplished with the new heel logo and boost technology.
After getting a first look at the D Rose 5, we also got a chance to learn more about the Crazy Light 4, from Trailblazers star Damian Lillard. Lillard came out rocking one of his new PE’s that he’ll be rocking these on court during USA Basketball games this summer and also the first half of the basketball season. He said he absolutely loved the way this shoe felt and that it was “the most comfortable basketball shoe I’ve ever put on my feet.” In addition to the boost technology, Fuller created a brand new design for the fourth iteration of the Crazy Light. The new version features the three stripes on the forefoot as opposed to the heel and side upper. The shock web bubble pattern also gives it a more flashier look an gives it that additional element of style that was missing on some of the previous versions. We’ll have a number of different colorways of his PE’s, the first of which will be Grey/Red/Black version he is wearing below. Look for these kicks to drop in early September.
Stay tuned for Part 2 of our recap where we go one-on-one with D Rose coming soon.
Nike is back with their third Elite Series Collection release of 2014 for their all-star signature player lineup, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant, who represent Nike Basketball’s gold standard. Their collective commitment, work ethic and winning ways have resulted in seven world championship trophies with their sights set on more to come. The Nike Basketball Elite Series “Gold” Collection is designed to their championship specifications. Gold hues, premium materials, advanced construction and athlete insights inform this advanced trio of signature shoes in a single collection featuring the LeBron 11 Elite, Kobe 9 Elite and KD VI Elite. Read more info on each shoe below and pick up the Gold Collection starting this Friday, June 6th at Foot Locker, House of Hoops by Foot Locker or Footlocker.com (starting at 8:00 a.m. EDT). Check the Launch Locator to see which stores will have these releases.
LeBron 11 Elite Gold – $ 275
Designed to fit the reigning MVP and world champ’s game, the LEBRON 11 Elite Gold edition is strong and sleek, all in black and set off by gold-colored detailing. The shoe represents an evolution of the LEBRON 11, now with a lower cut and new articulated external cage to keep him contained for the playoffs. The Hyperposite protection and dynamic Flywire fiber in the upper combine with Lunarlon cushioning and a Nike Zoom unit in the midsole to maximize performance.
Kobe 9 Elite Gold – $ 225
The KOBE 9 Elite is the brand’s first basketball shoe featuring Flyknit, which defies conventional shoe manufacturing processes by creating a one-piece engineered upper made from single strands of yarn. The KOBE 9 Elite Gold sports a white upper with gray, black and gold details throughout. Designed by Eric Avar as Bryant’s most provocative shoe to date, it maximizes innovation with Lunarlon, dynamic Flywire and carbon fiber throughout.
KD VI Elite Gold – $ 200
For the first time in a KD signature shoe, this new Elite version boasts a full-length, visible Nike Zoom unit that runs through the entire midsole. Maximizing breathability and strength, the KD VI Elite Gold moves precisely and naturally with the foot while featuring new design details such as a ’35-6’ logo on the shoe’s tongue. This primarily white shoe features Flywire technology, reinforced with Kevlar® aramid fibers, providing Durant with lockdown support fitting for scoring champs.