Air Jordan 1 Mid – Nouveau Concord

Air Jordan kicks never go out of style. When they come in colorways like this, they can go anywhere, anytime. The clubs, work, whatever you choose. These Air Jordan 1 Mid – Nouveau Concords ($135) even come lined with purple around the collar purple accents on the sole. Prince wants two of these. Puuuurrple rain, purrrrple rain!

Sneakers: The Complete Limited Editions Guide

Sneakerheads, there’s another encyclopedia coming out for you. Sneakers: The Comleted Limited Editions Guide ($19) photographs over 300 limited-edition designs over the past 10 years. Among them are the collaborations between Nike and New York graffitti artists Future and Stash, Pharrell Williams with Reebok and Vans with Marc Jacobs. It comes on the heels of the successful Sneakers: The Complete Collectors’ Guide.

Jordan Future Black/Infrared Release

Michael Jordan and Nike made bank on Air Jordans. Read up on the guerilla marketing-esque way Air Jordans started. Now, Jordan takes it into the future with the Jordan Future Black/Infrared colorway. Its well-known black/red colors meet up with woven top uppers made with 3M threads. They’ll be released March 1st.

Source: Freshness Mag

Back To The Future ‘Power Laces’ Due In 2015

Fans of Back to the Future II don’t soil yourself. Nike will be releasing shoes with power laces sometime in 2015, just like the ones Marty McFly wore in the movie. Designer Tinker Hatfield (very cool name) was at the Jordan Brand’s Flight lab space in New Orleans where he was asked about power laces. “Are we gonna see power laces in 2015? To that, I say YES!” Hatfield exclaimed. And so the wait begins.

Nike Releases Air Jordans 1 Retro

Back in September 1985, Nike released the original Air Jordans in a black and varsity red colorway to match the Chicago Bulls uniform. Known as the “Bred” color scheme, it’s become the most recognized Air Jordan release and the shoe that kickstarted Nike and sneaker endorsements. At the time though, David Stern and the NBA weren’t having that, issuing a letter to Nike informing them that they violated league rules.

NBA and David Stern issue letter to Nike banning Air Jordans

Stern fined Jordan $5,000 every time he wore them. That didn’t stop Jordan from lacing them up during the season though.

Michael Jordan 1985 All Star Game

Nike paid the fines for Jordan and even used their banned status as publicity in their Air Jordans commercial, creating an even greater aura around them.

Now, on December 28th, Nike releases the Air Jordans 1 “Bred”. They’ll be tough to get, but worth the $140. They might even make you jump higher and slam dunk, in spite of all that leftover turkey in your belly.

Air Jordan 1 Bred

Source: Collective Kicks, UBIQ

Nike LunarENDOR QS Snowboard Boots: Show Up Shaun White

How do you steal the attention from snowboarding star, video game character, and radiant redhead Shaun White? With these Nike LunarENDOR QS snowboard boots. Let’s face it, the only way you’re gonna steal the thunder from this gold medal Olympian is by rocking boots with 30 LEDs inside the Nike swoosh. Of course there’s also Flywire inner lacing and Lunarlon cushioning inside, but everybody knows the only way to grab the spotlight is to shine your own. Oh, also, do you know how to snowboard? That’d help.

Nike Fuelband SE Rose Gold Metaluxe: Sweat In Style

Wearing a Nike+ FuelBand shows you care about your fitness; your health; the betterment of your body. But what it previously didn’t show was an ability to rock gold. Well, cross that off the list. Nike’s new special edition Metaluxe collection is being kicked off with this Rose Gold Nike+ FuelBand SE ($169). Its clasp, bezel and screws are manufactured from 316 series stainless steel. The metal components are also hand-polished. Is this treatment too good for your sweaty wrist? Perhaps. But for all the things you put your wrist through — especially during your teenage years — it deserves a little pampering.

Nike FuelBand 2: Cutting Down On Chubby iPhone Users

The Nike+ FuelBand pretty much brought the concept of wearable activity trackers to the mainstream, and now the Just Do It bunch is back with its new and improved version of that device. The FuelBand SE ($149) brings several new features to your wrist, including improved durability, better battery life, Bluetooth 4.0 compatibility, and more resistance to water. It’s still an iOS-only device, so if you’re fat and an Android user, at least you have a decent excuse.