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Nike Air Max 180 Black/Pink Blast

We take a look at the latest rendition of a retro Nike runner, the Nike Air Max 180 Black/Pink Blast-Wolf Grey.

 

2018 was a good time to hit full steam on the Air Max 180 colorways. This year has been highlighted by a very tangible focus on the chunkier, “dad shoe” aesthetic. As such, the return of the AM 180 is being met thus far with largely positive reviews. Of course, like some other retro runners, it didn’t quite debut to that sort of reaction.

 

As the third Air Max runner to come out of Nike’s design efforts, this was a bit of a yawn-fest. What’s interesting is that not even an Olympics push, centering around the endorsement of one Michael Jeffrey Jordan, was enough to get this shoe selling. It was, if you can believe it, too much of a “dad shoe” for the time it dropped.

 

Nonetheless, what Nike put out was a first in its class. For those of you who are big on VaporMax and love the concept of exposed and unrestrained Air, the AM 180 is the OG. This was the first shoe to feature an Air bubble that made direct contact with the ground.

 

Here, we see the shoe return in a colorway that brings together muted tones as well as a splash of color. The upper sees a Black base throughout the leather and neoprene construction.

 

That splash of color is courtesy of Pink Blast notes via the later Swoosh branding and tongue logo. We also see that same hue on the Air cushioning, bordered by a section of Wolf Grey.

 

Available now, don’t let these slip under your radar!

Adidas adizero Prime LTD

It’s odd to consider that Primeknit tech has been around for more than five years. Looking back at Adidas’s signature woven tech gives us some perspective on the brand’s success as a whole. It’s easy to forget that this innovation was, at one point, fighting for its legal life, as the company’s patent on it faced tremendous challenges from the likes of Nike. But, it survived, and thrived onwards. The sneakers following this material’s advent were some of the most memorable in the brand’s history and continue to sell out today. We celebrate Primeknit via the adidas adizero Prime LTD.

 

This July will make it six whole years of adidas research and innovation. Along with marvelous success, those years of advancing go directly into this sneaker. The form is based on something on OG in the modern Three Stripes running catalog. When the original Adizero Prime dropped in London back in 2012, it took on the hype we associated with Nike products such as the Flyknit Racer. This shoe debuted as an advanced solution to all of your running needs, promising to provide world-beating support, flexibility, and cushion. The world wasn’t quite sure what to think of this sort of thing back in 2012.

 

In fact, when Primeknit first dropped, the sneaker community – particularly runners – greeted it with a slightly predictable skepticism. Having been used to much simpler stuff from the past, how was this paper-thin, sock-like wrap going to make running any better? It’s a fair question! Fortunately for all of us, releases such as the adizero Prime played a big part in changing up how running sneakers were designed. Furthermore, it gave runners an option to go to for sophisticated running tech that didn’t come with a Swoosh.

 

Celebrating years of committed research and continued innovation, the sneaker community has plenty to like about the adizero Prime LTD. If nothing else, it’s fun to look back at a time when this sort of shoe was completely out of the ordinary.

 

Available now, cop a pair of adidas history!

The return of the Nike Flyknit Racer Multicolor

Perhaps the most notable soldier in Nike’s battle for woven supremacy, the “Multicolor” Flyknit Racer makes its 2017 return. We saw this model make a comeback last year, with a somewhat subtly changed tongue. This time around, even the smaller details remain unchanged.

The shoe’s iconic knit build is in full display here, refreshingly adorned in vibrant colors. Flywire tech provides reinforcement for a cozy fit. In case you’re looking for more than style, the Racer also boasts its traditional waffle outsole, showing some solid traction.

Aesthetically, we see a minimalist take that opts more for a streamlined look. A Phylon midsole continues that theme, offering featherweight cushioning and a sharp finish. This shoe is famous for adding fuel to the current 1-to-1 fit craze that we see in the runners game. Following its experiments with the Nike Free, the Swoosh had reportedly received some feedback that yearned for more snug fits. The result? A pretty sleek release. Look for these on April 7th!

Flyknit Racer

Flyknit Racer

Flyknit Racer

Photos by Nike

ADIDAS ULTRA BOOST 3.0 “OREO”

Hailed by the German brand as “The Greatest Running Shoe Ever”, the Adidas Ultra BOOST has been one of the top choices not only by runners, but also by style icons and sneakerheads for being comfortable and easy to pair with.

The sneaker was one of the first to be tested using the ARAMIS system which is used by top engineering institutions namely NASA, Boeing and Audi to measure vibration, design, and ergonomics.

The adidas Ultra Boost continues its dominant stretch as a must-have running model thanks to its comfortable full-length Boost cushioning system,

stylish Primeknit upper, and its unique ability to appeal to streetwear enthusiasts thanks to an elegant design perfect for any occasion.

The Ultra Boost is now on its third installment with an updated woven Primeknit upper for a bold new take, translucent three stripe cage overlays, and a perfected Continental rubberized outsole unit for added traction.

Today we get a look at the adidas Ultra Boost 3.0 Oreo, a fresh new colorway slated to arrive at Fuel at the end of March.

The Adidas Ultra Boost 3.0 “Oreo” benefits from a speckled and striped Footwear White and Core Black base while a white semi-transparent three stripe cage overlay adds a hypnotizing aesthetic to the overall appearance.

The simple two color combination sees the heel cage in a contrasting black with ‘Ultra Boost’ branding in Chrome and Gold while a white Boost midsole unit matches a clean white bottom.