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Dec 31, 2015
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Kanye West Disses Nike On New Track ‘Facts’



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Kanye West just dropped a new track for New Years Eve and the whole song is taking shots at Nike and Jordan Brand. The infamous quote started by West “Yeezy Jumped Over the Jumpman” rings through the track, but it doesn’t just stop there.

The song is titled ‘Facts’ and Kanye West just released the song less than an hour ago. He goes on to say Nike (Jordan Brand) would be nothing without Drake and (Nike) Mark Dolce who recently left Nike for adidas and in return Nike sued him but later was settled. Yeezy also goes on to say the Swoosh gave LeBron James a Billion not to run away and they treat their employees like slaves. There is much more, and worth the little over 3 minutes to listen to.

Below you can listen to the full song by Kanye West ‘Facts’ which we embedded for your listening pleasure. We aren’t going to lie, the song is nice and wonder if any other rappers are going to step up for Nike and Jordan Brand. Drake, it’s your turn.

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Dec 31, 2015
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“Yeezy, Yeezy, Yeezy Just Jumped Over Jumpman” // Kanye West Drops adidas Anthem with “FACTS”

“James Harden, Swaggy P running up the budget!”

Uh, oh. Call it a victory lap, call it a diss track or call it the exclamation point on a major 2015, but Kanye West just dropped his first single in months with “FACTS.” Very literally in all caps, this track sees chest beating braggadocio and plenty of shots fired, offering the final chapter in the three-part saga of the 2013 Yeezus-era media run and exit from Nike, 2014 move to adidas and 2015 launch of Yeezy season. Subsequently, this will certainly be the start of much more.

Borrowing the cadence and chorus style of Drake and Future’s “Jumpman,” the Southside and Metro Boomin track sees Kanye in “HAM” mode, bending to the Atlanta sound and talking that talk.

Listen for yourself in the Soundcloud embed below and let us know what you think in the comments section.

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Dec 31, 2015
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Celebrity Sneaker Stalker // The Best of 2015

Every Thursday, every week, Celebrity Sneaker Stalker pulls the best style shots of your favorite artists, entertainers and athletes from all around the web. 2015 has been no exception, but perhaps the new standard for A-listers in A-1 kicks.

From Kim Kardashian in the adidas Yeezy Boost 750 to A$AP Rocky in ’99 “Cement” Air Jordan 4s, we’ve selected the best of the best from 2015. 20 pages and over 100 photos in all, see who got fresh this year and thank you as always for tuning into CSS.

Kanye West in the adidas Yeezy 750 Boost

Kanye West in the adidas Yeezy 750 Boost (photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images via Zimbio)

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Michael J. Fox in the Nike MAG 2015

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Travi$ Scott in the ’01 Air Jordan 3 Black/Cement

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Wale in the VILLA x Wale x ASICS Gel Lyte III “Bottle Rocket” (photo via Sneaker News)

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Kylie Jenner in the Supreme x Air Jordan 5 “White”

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Dec 31, 2015
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BRONX NEWS: NYCHA tenant, 81, dies after head injury in Bronx elevator

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Dec 31, 2015
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Staff Picks // Our Favorite Sneaker Releases of 2015

Today, 2015 comes to a close. While we’ve already shared our compressive, #NK50 list of the top sneaker releases of the year, each member of our staff has their own unique and personal taste. For this yearend edition of Staff Picks, see which pairs were the personal favorites among the Nice Kicks team.

Matt Halfhill // Founder & Publisher

10. DJ Clark Kent x New Balance 998 “Global Spin Awards”

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Such great execution by an incredible OG.

9. Air Jordan 1 “Shattered Backboard”

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Great story + quality materials = winner in my book.

8. Converse Chuck Taylor II Black/White

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Converse gets it right by updating a classic while still holding true to its roots.

7. Kendrick Lamar x Reebok Ventilator

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Sometimes there are things bigger than sneakers and Kendrick addresses this with his inaugural release.

6. adidas NMD

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Loving this new model. Innovation is what is making adidas kill this year.

5. Just Don x Air Jordan 2

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Head turning classic with quilted leather, premium materials and all-blue execution. Cannot wait for the next!

4. Takashi Murakami x Vans Slip-On “Happy Flowers”
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photo by Leon Gunera

The entire story of this collaboration makes it one of the greatest pairings of all time. To know that Murakami’s staple shoe is the Vans Slip-Ons in off White shows that his love for the brand is real and this collaboration came from a place of mutual respect.

3. Air Jordan 1 Pinnacle “Vachetta Tan”

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These shoes are gorgeous right out of the box, but as you wear them they get better with age.

2. Hypebeast x adidas Ultra Boost

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Much love to Kevin and crew for celebrating ten years and improving an already incredible shoe.

1. adidas Yeezy Boost 350 “Moonrock”

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With 360 degrees of comfort thanks to full-length Boost, and a one piece Primeknit upper, these are above the rest.

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Dec 31, 2015
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Another Look at the Nike Kobe 11 ‘Purple Black’



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The Nike Kobe 11 could debut as early as next month according to sources and now we have a first look at the Nike Kobe 11 ‘Purple Black’, a staple color theme in Bryant’s signature line.

Take note that this first look is a GS model but we are sure this exact colorway will also release for adults.

Once again, the Kobe 11 will first debut in a low profile. Furthermore they use a reptile print across the swoosh and a blue translucent midsole that carries to the sole. As you can see, they are dressed in a purple and black theme while the base uses purple with some black mixed in while the heel also uses black with the now standard four red lines. The other heel has 8 and 24, both Bryant’s numbers and a reptile underlay.

As of now, there isn’t a set release date for the Purple and Black Nike Kobe 11. Like previously mentioned there are a few different rumors going around on the release. Some have said the line will start to arrive mid December while we have also have list stating the first model will become available in January.

Below you can grab a closer look at Kobe Bryant’s 11th signature shoe with Nike and once we obtain more images and information, we will make sure to fill you in.

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Product Number: 822945-510

Update: New images have surfaced of the Nike Kobe 11 ‘Purple Black’ which could be an upcoming home release. Again the latest photos of this colorway are a grade school, however it does show us what’s to come. On another note, the heel on this pair will feature 8 and 24.

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Source: EUKicks, Basket4ballers

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Dec 31, 2015
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Nice Kicks #SoundOff // What Was The Biggest Sneaker Story of the Year?

As with every December 31st, the look back at the year that was can produce a variety of different emotions. From feeling elation to sadness, the abundance of moments available is what makes life great; and 2015 definitely was a banner year for many. One particular entity that had a stellar 2015 was adidas, along with the likes of DJ Khaled and Kanye West. However, what was the biggest sneaker story of the year? Some of our readers let us know within the latest edition of Nice Kicks #SoundOff, and it’s safe to say that the select few were incredibly passionate about their opinions.

To see for yourself, check out the latest episode above and continue to let us know what the best sneaker story of 2015 was.

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Dec 31, 2015
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Another Starry Nike Air Force 1 Low Just Dropped

Nike isn’t slowing with new renditions of the Air Force 1 Low. Similarly, many of these new drops are filled with stars, making for an extremely patriotic theme.

The latest comes entrenched in noir sentiment with slight hints of white at the star-studded tongue branding and across the heel. This release, one of many Nike Air Force 1‘s with a starred theme, is now available at select accounts overseas like titolo.

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Dec 31, 2015
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Jordan Galaxy ‘Gym Red’



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The Jordan Galaxy is a new silhouette from Jordan Brand that will debut in 2016. So far we gave you a preview of two color schemes and now we bring you a third, the Jordan Galaxy ‘Gym Red’.

Apart of the Brand’s lifestyle offerings, the Jordan Galaxy receives a Gym Red, White and Black theme. Throughout the base is red while the lateral side uses leather and the medial receives nubuck treatment. Black then fills in the laces and Jumpman by the heel and are then finished with a white midsole.

Currently, a set release date for the ‘Gym Red’ Jordan Galaxy has yet to be unveiled, but more than likely this pair will debut during the early part of January 2016. Also you probably can expect the Galaxy to just start releasing without any type of announcement. Get a closer look at the ‘Gym Red’ pair below which are the officials provided by Nike.

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Colorway: Gym Red/White-Black
Product Number: 820255-601

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Jordan Galaxy Gym Red

Jordan Galaxy Gym Red

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Dec 31, 2015
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The Nike Air Foamposite Pro “Royal” Returns in 2016

Back in 2001, the famed “Royal” colorway from the Nike Air Foamposite One made its way to the Pro. It wasn’t something traditionalist were quite ready for, but it was a great release nonetheless. This unconventional Foamposite Pro colorway returns in 2016.

The Nike Air Foamposite Pro “Royal” seen below, keys on foundational elements from the OG “Royal” Foams while adding the Swoosh to the lateral siding. Other slight variances differentiate the shoe from the 2001 version, but the general aesthetic remains true. No release date next year has been confirmed just yet, so stay tuned for more.

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Dec 31, 2015
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First Look // New Balance 530 “Earth”

Touring the globe soaking in its very lush, vibrant hues, the New Balance 530 “Earth” encapsulates all we survey. The 90’s runner uniquely takes tones from an earthy perspective and cleverly distributes them across a fitting backdrop.

A juxtaposition of premium suede and nubuck alongside a wide array of tones, the New Balance 530 “Earth” keeps the theme alive at the REVlite midsole which highlights a speckled treatment adjoined with a stark black layer.

Available now at retailers like atmos, stay tuned for potential Stateside release details.

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Dec 31, 2015
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Gridiron Kicks Exclusive // The 49ers Share Their “Cleat Movement” Feature

Despite their tough circumstances dating back to the 2015 offseason, the San Francisco 49ers will certainly continue to be one of the more iconic franchises in pro sports. With their history in mind, there are several notable players on the current roster that have been the bright spot during a tough season such as Kenneth Acker.

Recently, the Portland, Oregon native has made headlines with both his play and stellar cleat options which fits incredibly well within the Nice Kicks original series, Gridiron Kicks. With his style catching notice, the 49ers caught up with Acker to show off his cleats and talked all things footwear. In addition, the 49ers created an incredible infographic that showcases their entire team’s array of kicks.

Special thanks to the San Francisco 49ers for the access and their respective Cleat Movement.

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