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Sep 29, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: Bronx woman accused of killing pregnant pal seeks therapist


The sight of a swooning juror sent a Bronx woman accused of butchering a pregnant friend during a gruesome amateur C-section running Friday to see her therapist.


Ashleigh Wade refused to leave Rikers Island for court after the Thursday incident where one of the jurors deciding her fate keeled over as the panel viewed horrific photos of victim Angelikque Sutton’s mutilated body.


Wade, 23, collapsed immediately after leaving court, curling up into a ball and weeping Thursday, said defense attorney Amy Attis.


“She was extremely disturbed and was not able to speak very well,” said Attis. “She thought her actions had hurt the juror. She started sobbing, saying ‘I have to see my counselor.’”

Photo of murdered pregnant woman makes juror pass out


On Friday, Wade waived her appearance in the courtroom via video before Bronx Justice Margaret Clancy dismissed woozy Juror No. 7.


The rest of the jury declined Clancy’s offer to exit the panel as well, and the stomach-turning testimony continued in the Nov. 20, 2015, killing.


The case was expected to go to the jury next week. Sutton was killed as Wade allegedly carved the baby out of her womb — and then kidnapped the infant named Jenasis, passing the baby off as her own.


Forensic pathologist Declan Mcguone, whose display of body parts led to Thursday’s fainting spell, testified that Sutton’s body bore 50 sharp force injuries.

Bronx woman pleads not guilty in pregnant friend’s stabbing


The woman was stabbed 25 times on her hands, wrists and arms, injuries consistent with Sutton trying to defend herself, Mcguone testified.


There were four cuts across the victim’s abdomen to access the unborn child, said Mcguone. A relative of the victim began sobbing as the witness continued his graphic testimony.


Attias told Bronx Supreme Court Justice Margaret Clancy her client made a sound decision.


“She was calm and coherent. She executed the waiver of appearance,” the lawyer said. “She was happy to not be here today. She was happy to see her mental health therapist today.”


Defendants can waive their right to be present for trial after they have been advised of their absolute right to be present in court for all proceedings.


Wade pretended to be pregnant for months before allegedly slicing Sutton’s abdomen to perform a hellish cesarean section.


Prosecutors say Wade deliberately stabbed Sutton in the neck and other places to avoid the baby. Attias says the act was the work of a mentally ill woman.


Wade faces up to life in prison for murder, kidnapping and weapons possession.

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The adidas alphabounce Zip is Ready to Take on the Elements

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Image via: adidas

The latest model to join adidas’ alphabounce family is built for comfort and speed, as well as the harsh conditions that come with winter running. The alphabounce Zip features a seamless FORGEDMESH upper that delivers a natural fit, courtesy of stretch panels that support and expand as needed. The bootie construction has zip closure to protect against the elements, while the BOUNCE cushioning delivers a responsive, energized ride. Finally, a Continental Rubber outsole is good for superior traction in both wet and dry conditions. Look for the kicks to be available in a trio of men’s colorways starting on October 1 through adidas.com.

Release Date: 10/1/17 (Sunday)

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Sep 29, 2017
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Nike PG1 “Superstition” // Available Now

Inspired by his ability to overcome unfounded fears and maintain courage in the face of adversity, the Nike PG1 “Superstition” keys on Paul George’s unrelenting focus.

Back in April 2015, George make his celebrated return to basketball post-injury in a new number, 13. Traditionally avoided for superstitious reasons, the number is one that George embraced with courage and no regard for bad luck.

Grab this new PG1 now for 0 at SNKRS.

Nike PG1 “Superstition”

Colorway: Wolf Grey/Cool Grey
Style #: 878627-009
Price: 0

Nike PG1 "Superstition"
Nike PG1 “Superstition”
Nike PG1 "Superstition"
Nike PG1 “Superstition”

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Sep 29, 2017
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Civilist Teams Up With Vans on the “Coffee and Cigarettes” Pack

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Image via: Civilist

For their latest Vans collaboration, the crew at Berlin retailer Civilist take inspiration from their daily routine: “Clean up mess the kids left the day before, put money in the draw, switch the lights on, and then head over to our coffee spot to grab a freshly brewed coffee, accompanied by a cigarette.” The “Coffee and Cigarettes” Pack features a trio of silhouettes, made up of two colorways of the Authentic Pro, as well as the new Slip-On 47 V DX, made exclusively for Civilist. Expect the pack to launch tomorrow, September 30th, in store and online at civilistberlin.com. The two Authentic Pro models will see a wider release through Vans retailers in Europe on October 7.

Release Date: 9/30/17 (Saturday)

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Sep 29, 2017
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adidas Introduces AlphaBOUNCE Zip

Rooted in winter running function with protective engineering designed to combat harsh conditions, adidas today introduces the mid-cut AlphaBOUNCE Zip.

The shoe’s water-resistant upper is framed with 5/8 mid construction joined by aesthetically pleasing zip closure to remove the appearance of laces for a sleek profile. A Continental rubber outsole aids in traction and supreme grip, as it does on other three stripes performance runners like the Ultra Boost.

Expect the adidas AlphaBOUNCE Zip to debut in four introductory colorways including black, grey, blue, and trace olive. Look for the release on October 1 at adidas.com

adidas AlphaBOUNCE Zip

Release Date: October 1, 2017
Price: 0

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adidas AlphaBOUNCE Zip
adidas AlphaBOUNCE Zip
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adidas AlphaBOUNCE Zip
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Sep 29, 2017
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Opinion // The Air Jordan 5 is Still Great to Hoop In

words by Sandy Dover

Nintendo. Seinfeld. Air Jordans.

These three things were not only at the top of culture in 1990, but they’re still at the top of culture today. Amazing considering all the technological advances that would otherwise affect and have affected all three.

Nintendo has been the pinnacle game system for over 30 years, and as Pokemon Go has shown, they keep pushing the boundaries of game entertainment. Seinfeld — God, Seinfeld didn’t even have cell phones or real Internet in the series, and it still remains as one of the elite-performing television shows while in syndication. And Air Jordans…once known as a pioneer in performance footwear technology, the shoes themselves have had an up-and-down track with the Air technology that so distinctly set the signature Michael Jordan series apart since MJ’s own final retirement. While the Air Jordan today is back to fashioning itself within Jordan Brand and parent company NIKE, Inc. as a top-tier hardwood performer (which, it is, after languishing from frequent designer turnover after Tinker Hatfield departed from primary overseer duties in the 2000s), what we want to present is that the Air Jordan Retro Collection still has significance performance value even in 2017.

Do you know what Nike Air Jordan made its debut in 1990? That’s right, the Air Jordan V, or known today as the Air Jordan 5 Retro. 27 years later, the model still can hoop, and we’re here to let you know.

Let me skip the formalities and get right to it — the Air Jordan V is the best shoe I’ve ever played in. It plays great today, it played great 15 years ago when I first started playing in it, and I’m almost just as sure it played excellently back in ‘90 when it was the peak footwear equipment of hoops success. ‘So what makes them so special?’, you might be asking — I’ll tell you, but first with a little personal history.

I first starting wearing the AJ V in 2002 while I was in college. It was in those shoes that I won the first ever South Campus 3-on-3 Outdoor Basketball Tournament Championship at The Ohio State University, and they remained a mainstay in my hoops rotation when I scrimmaged members of both the Ohio State Buckeyes’ men’s and women’s teams during my time playing pickup and club ball, including Big Ten Players of The Year Jessica Davenport and Terence Dials (and former McDonald’s All-American Michelle Munoz). Though I started wearing them in times when I was waiting to receive fresh pairs from Eastbay, they soon became prime ballers for me, because of their overall resilience.

Why are they so special in 2017? Several reasons, with the first one being that the last and the sole together makes it easy for anyone of various sizes and positions to play in them. As they were advertised in ‘90, the AJ V was made to mold to the wearer’s feet. The polyurethane midsole and the generous width of the entire sole platform in the midfoot and the toebox makes it an easy wear for virtually any one person, and the removable sockliner amplifies its ease of wear for anyone who doesn’t share MJ’s own flat, low-arch last shape and requires additional orthotics (I love Air Jordans for that very reason, I have the same kind of instep as MJ).

Air Jordan 5 OG Black/Metallic

I mentioned the polyurethane, or PU, midsole. With break-in, the PU actually not only absorbs stress, but offers significant energy return in concert with the forefoot Air bag. Even I was surprised some 12 years after initial release that it provided me with the kind of response I expected from modern shoes of the time, like the Nike Air Zoom Payton IV and the Nike Zoom Turbine. I can’t vouch for any of the more recent Remastered versions of the AJ V, but my white/white-black-metallic AJ 5 Retro+ ¾ Hi still had the encapsulated Air, which I would engage more frequently with more and more wear. It was magnificent.

The genuine full-grain leather of both my 2000 Retro+ and my 2006 Fire Red Retro would stretch, so tying them up required more effort as the years passed, but between the synthetic midfoot panel cages, the thermoplastic urethane eyestays, and the proprioceptive high-cut molding around the ankles and dip-low cut to the Achilles’ heels, lockdown in the AJ V has historically been easy to achieve in my history with the model. Speaking again to that same asymmetrical cut of the AJ V from the ankles to the Achilles’ heels, the model was more nimble-performing than for the credit it’s been given. Even laced high today to its ninth eyelet, its design allows a kind of “Jack be nimble, Jack be quick” attribute to the player (it should be noted that MJ won NBA MVP in the AJ V, and spent much of that season playing point guard).

Impact protection? Present and accounted for, with the said PU and the large-volume visible Air unit in the heel. Traction? Excellent, considering the deep flex grooves in the forefeet and equally deep herringbone rubber pattern given to the forefeet and heels (my AJ V lasted five years of constant indoor-outdoor play before breakdown, and the grooves were still in great shape). Overall fit? Great, because of the multi-optional lacing system which also allows the wearer to modify how wide or narrow the AJ V synches up; because of this, even with age of the full-grain leather models, it could always be reigned into your feet’s needs of security; also, the toebox has a high ceiling, so your toes can splay with more freedom than typical hoop shoes.


photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images via Zimbio

Now, of course, for a shoe made in 1990, that’s 27 years of technology that it’s fallen behind in some shape, form, or fashion. If the AJ V could be improved upon today by proprietary Jordan standards, it would be excellent with either a true carbon fiber shank plate under the arch bridge, and I’d actually recommend something closer to the forefoot-midfoot shape of the current Pebax moderator plate of the Air Jordan XXXII (if not a full-length CF or Pebax plate altogether); this would literally moderate the stress that the feet absorb in jumps and would reduce the occurrence of turf toe, or metatarsal hyperextension (something I personally am dealing with from training). Add to the AJ V augmentation the substitution of large-volume Zoom Air bags in the forefeet for the original orthodox forefoot Air bags, for added cushioning and spring (and laid atop the visible heel Air, additional Zoom bags). Phylon would become the foam of choice over the original PU foam midsole. Retention of the full-grain leather at the heel would keep a luxurious touch, but full replacement of the genuine leather everywhere else in exchange for high-grade synthetic would keep the AJ V in its original shape and allow it to age more gracefully with wear and in its own performance. Oh, and actual true perforations under the midfoot TPU cage panels would be divine for more effective breathability.

(I’d even propose the commission of a Flyweave AJ V, a Flyknit Battle x Flywire AJ V, or even a modified synthetic leather AJ V with Engineered Mesh toeboxes and quarter panels for enhanced breathability, all with full-length bottom-loaded Zoom Air).

Now, sadly, I say that none of you who have read the prior paragraph should actually expect Jordan Brand to do any of this. Considering years of cost-cutting production and shortchanging Retro models with exclusion of various forms of Nike technology that made Air Jordans so special in the first place, don’t count on any major upgrades happening to any of the older models, no matter how common-sensical said augmentations would be.

That all said, the AJ V is a great hooper in 2017. There’s no Lunar, Flyweave/-knit/-wire, or Podulon involved like is expected in other signature series like the CP3 or Melo lines, but everything that made the AJ V an excellent in 1990 still makes it a good shoe today.

Fly high, guys (and gals).

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Sep 29, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: Mom recalls horror of seeing dying son after Bx. school stabbing


On the last morning of his life, Matthew McCree woke up his mom and asked about making her breakfast: Pancakes, four pieces of bacon, scrambled eggs.


Hours later, Louna Dennis watched in horror as the dying 15-year-old was wheeled out of his Bronx high school on a stretcher.


“I lost it,” the 34-year-old Dennis told the Daily News. “The police were holding me back. I was screaming, ‘My son! My son!’ I dropped to the ground.”


A weepy Dennis spoke out Friday for the first time, two days after her son was fatally stabbed by a fellow student in the middle of a history class at the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation.

Here’s a recent history of violence in NYC schools


“My son was no bully,” said Dennis, refuting stories that Matthew was stabbed for tormenting 18-year-old Abel Cedeno. “He was a wonderful child and everybody got along with him.


“The bullying story surprised me. I’d like to know where that came from. My son had no problems at school.”


According to police, McCree and his best pal Ariane Laboy, 16, had no history of bullying accused murderer Cedeno.


But cops also said the two teens instigated the fight by tossing wads of paper and pieces of broken pencils at Cedeno during the Wednesday morning class.

Student stabbed to death with switchblade at Bronx school


Laboy was in critical but stable conditions after surviving the switchblade attack in a fifth-floor classroom. Cedeno smuggled the blade into a school that has no metal detectors.


Dennis started crying as she spoke about the kids in their Bronx building appearing at her apartment in tears over the fatal stabbing.


Matthew’s stepbrother Kyle Victor “had to get taken out of school because he won’t stop crying,” said Dennis.


The family intends to hold a funeral for the slain teenager before considering any legal action in the slaying.


“There are serious legal issues involving the Department of Education and the NYPD school safety division that must be addressed here,” said family attorney Sanford Rubenstein.


Dennis said she kept Matthew in the Bronx high school because it was a smaller school and she considered it a safer option.


“My son was happy,” said the mourning mother. “He wanted to play basketball in the future, and especially go to college at Fordham University.”

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G-Shock Continues 35th Anniversary Celebration With New Eric Haze Collaboration

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Image via: G-Shock

Last month, G-Shock unveiled the “Big Bang Black” collection in honor of its 35th anniversary, featuring “Since 1983″ branding on all five pieces. The rough-and-tumble watch brand is keeping the anniversary celebration going through a collaboration with legendary artist and designer Eric Haze, who’s applied a brushstroke-inspired black and white color scheme on a limited-edition GA700 watch. The GA700EH-1A, marking the seventh joint effort between G-Shock and Haze, features “2017″ printed on the band loop, alongside a signature star on the tip of the band and Haze’s personal logo on the dial and case back.  

In terms of functionality, the GA700EH-1A features a super illuminator LED light, 3D bold black-and-white hands and five-year battery life. You can also expect the brand’s legendary shock resistance and 200M water resistance, as well as world time (in 31 time zones, 48 cities + UTC), four daily alarms and one snooze alarm, 1/100th second stopwatch, 1/10th countdown timer, 12/24 hour formats and a hand retract function. 

Priced at 0, the GA700EH-1A will be available starting October 1st at gshock.com, the G-Shock Soho Store in NYC, and G-Shock retailers including select Macy’s and Zumiez locations.

Release Date: 10/1/17 (Sunday)

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Nike Air VaporMax Dark Grey/Obsidian Landing This Fall

Following base colorways that effectively told the story of the shoe through a tonal narrative, the Nike Air VaporMax is now venturing towards slightly more aggressive color blocking looking towards fall/winter.

Trailing two new colorways that just released yesterday, this Dark Grey/Obsidian makes proper use of the models Flyknit construction in varying shades of grey matched with a deep contrast courtesy of an Obsidian Swoosh and matching VaporMax midsole tooling. 3M reflective detailing marks the shoes heel for aesthetic purposes and functional ones, too, making night runs much simpler.

Look for the Nike Air VaporMax Dark Grey/Obsidian later this fall.

Nike Air VaporMax

Colorway: Dark Grey/Obsidian-Wolf Grey
Style #: 849558-014
Price: 0

Nike Air VaporMax Dark Grey/Obsidian
Nike Air VaporMax Dark Grey/Obsidian
Nike Air VaporMax Dark Grey/Obsidian
Nike Air VaporMax Dark Grey/Obsidian
Nike Air VaporMax Dark Grey/Obsidian
Nike Air VaporMax Dark Grey/Obsidian
Nike Air VaporMax Dark Grey/Obsidian
Nike Air VaporMax Dark Grey/Obsidian
Nike Air VaporMax Dark Grey/Obsidian
Nike Air VaporMax Dark Grey/Obsidian
Nike Air VaporMax Dark Grey/Obsidian
Nike Air VaporMax Dark Grey/Obsidian

 

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Jared Cunningham Might Have More OG LeBrons Than LeBron

Miss Sneak Peek? We do too. Not to worry though, George Kiel and the coiski ship have just launched iCollect, a new series profiling collections that include kicks but range far past footwear. Lucky for us, this installment highlights what we all collect.

Catching up with Kicks On Court favorite Jared Cunningham, the seasoned hooper has a Nike LeBron collection that likely competes with that of the man himself. What heat is JC holding in his closet? Peep the video below to find out.

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Sep 29, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: Sister of last city school stabbing victim relives the trauma


The details of the city’s first school slaying since 1993 left Angela Jimenez heartbroken all over again.


“When (I read) that he stabbed the victim in the chest, I started crying,” the 43-year-old Lower East Side resident told the Daily News. “It was devastating. I cried. It just brings me flashbacks.


“It still, to this day, it still hurts.”


Her brother Angel Jimenez, 15, was fatally stabbed by a fellow student back in February 1993 in a dispute over a pair of sunglasses.

De Blasio’s policies in question after Bronx school stabbing


Bronx student Matthew McCree was just 15 as well when he was fatally knifed Wednesday inside a classroom at the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation.


Jimenez noted other similarities between the slayings: Officials in both schools were supposedly aware of previous issues involving the suspected killer.


And neither school was equipped with metal detectors to expose the hidden blades brought inside the buildings 24 years apart.


“What hurts me the most is that the Board of Education should wait for something like this to happen in order for them to do what’s right,” said the hospital worker.

Bronx teen who killed classmate was mocked with homophobic slurs


“They failed,” she added. “They failed with my brother. The Board of Education has failed again.”


Angel Jimenez and his killer, John Rodriguez, butted heads on several occasions before the killing in a crowded hallway at J.H.S. 25 on the Lower East Side.


Friends of Bronx stabber Abel Cedeno claimed school officials ignored his complaints of bullying from fellow students before the knife-wielding teen lashed out.


In both cases, Angela Jimenez felt city school officials could have done more to defuse the situations before blood spilled in the schools.

Student stabbed to death with switchblade at Bronx school


“It’s devastating and it’s sad and it’s crazy that your children or your family member, whoever it is, supposed to go to school, it’s supposed to be the safest place, and things like this happen,” she added.


Angela sent her condolences to the McCree family, whose son sat inside his history class shortly before his death in a Bronx hospital.


“I’m so sorry for their loss,” said Angela Jimenez. “Seeing my mom, and it’s been 24 years — she lost her whole life that day. So I can only imagine.”

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crimes against children
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Nike Air Max 95 ‘Port Wine’



Nike Air Max 95 Port Wine Bordeaux

Nike Sportswear will have plenty of options for the Fall season one of the launches will include the Nike Air Max 95. Today we have a detailed look at the Nike Air Max 95 ‘Port Wine’.

This Nike Air Max 95 comes dressed in a Port Wine, Bordeaux and White color combination. As for the construction, we have mesh and suede running throughout. Following we have White which runs across the midsole while more Port Wine is seen on the outsole. Completing the look is Reflective 3M detailing.

Nike Air Max 95 Port Wine Release Date

At the time of writing, the Nike Air Max 95 Port Wine is now starting to release at select Nike Sportswear retailers in Europe. You can expect stateside retail locations to receive them soon. Retail price will be 0. Continue to scroll below to check out more images which will give you a closer look.

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Nike Air Max 95 Port Wine Bordeaux

Nike Air Max 95 Port Wine Bordeaux

Nike Air Max 95 Port Wine Bordeaux

Nike Air Max 95 Port Wine Bordeaux

Nike Air Max 95 Port Wine Bordeaux

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