Overbranding is all too common in Nike’s case. Rarely, however, has the brand explored underbranding(?), as they prefer to celebrate and amplify their iconic logo rather than tone it down. But this is exactly what’s happening with the Air Max 97,Sneakerheads2020 whose Swoosh has been stripped away of its bold, more noticeable embroidery. The palette itself, which is replete with neutrals, aids the overall simplicity. Colors effectively fade into one another, with dark and light tans dressing the leather overlays and mesh base, respectively. White, then, balances the two both above and below, playing a passive role as it outfits the lace unit, lining, and midsole. And while the Swoosh is relatively defined along the tongue and heel, it’s appearance on both the lateral and medial side draw little to no attention.
Though unlikely to take part in Air Max Day 2022 — as the shoe’s appearance arrives only days before the event — this upcoming Nike Air Max Plus helps carry the energy further into the year. A simple offering relative to the styles seen earlier in the month,New Air Force 1 ,the pair is equipped with a white mesh base, complementing that of the midsole, lace unit, and lining adjacent. Hits of yellow, then, highlight the Swoosh across the side, while also subtly finishing the Air Units as well as the shank underfoot. Grey touches, too, mark the upper, doing so by way of the thin TPU cage.Nike is looking to focus the future stars of basketball with the upcoming “I Got Next” series, a dedicated collection of vibrantly-designed footwear made just for kids. We can confirm that a number of Nike’s most popular Retro footwear models will be slowly revealed as we enter the early months of summer, but we’re happy to show you a very first look at the Nike Dunk High. The Nike Dunk High “I Got Next” features a smattering of blue shades similar to the 2001 co.jp “Argon” colorway that was referenced by Union Los Angeles for its Passport Pack. These, however, implement even more blue variety, while white and light grey add more contrast to the mix. Solid white midsoles and translucent icy soles add even more punch, while the “I GOT NEXT” text appears on the heel as well as the custom insoles.
Officially unveiled in late February at a special virtual event, the Nike Doernbecher Freestyle 2022 was finally introduced to the public, boasting six unique designs created by child-patients of OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. The LeBron 19, Brooks Sneakers seen here via official images, was designed by 14-year-old Sam David Phelps; an avid fan of hoops, Sam David dreams of playing for the U.S. men’s wheelchair basketball team and continues to sharpen his game playing for the Portland WheelBlazers. Dressed in black, gold, and red, Sam David’s LeBron 19 is centered around his mantra of Never Back Down, which appears via his handwriting above the Air Max bag. Lightning bolts appear on the external mid-foot plate as well as on the mesh cover, while his custom wheelchair logo appears at the forefoot and on the insoles. More intimate details can be spotted at the heel, where his year of birth and initials are lettered.