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Jul 12, 2018
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Nike Air Court Implosion // Throwback Thursday

lead image & court shots by @thegallerybyroundtwo

Alpha Males.

The game of tennis has once again taken center stage in the sports world. On July 2, in a bold move, Roger Federer left Nike after two decades and signed with Uniqlo as its Global Brand Ambassador. Federer made headlines again when he uncharacteristically crashed at Wimbledon to Anderson after winning the first two sets and having match point in the third. Despite the setback, and as a tribute to arguably the greatest men’s tennis player of all-time, today’s Throwback Thursday pays tribute to an underrated model worn by two of the game’s greatest players – Agassi and Federer – the 2000 Nike Air Court Implosion.

Winner of Tennis Magazine’s Editor’s Choice award in 2001, the Nike Air Court Implosion served as one of the last sneakers in the storied Agassi line and continued the shift away from maximum cushioning to sneakers which employed a lower profile and lightweight design utilizing Zoom Air cushioning. Part of the Nike Alpha Project, the Court Implosion came in a variety of colorways including midnight navy/comet red and featured a plethora of technology at the start of the post-2000 Nike sneaker era such as synthetic leather, a patented DRAG-ON TPU cage, lightweight and flexible full-length Phylon midsole, heel and forefoot Zoom Air units, and a full-length DRC non-marking outsole.


photo by Roger Parker

The Court Implosion was a highly popular model worn by Agassi, as well as a rising young Swiss tennis star named Roger Federer, who originally wore the Air Court Implosion throughout the earlier part of his historic career. In the 2001 US Open, a young Federer lost to Agassi in straight sets which ultimately set the stage for the passing of the torch between the classic ’90s tennis era and the new generation of tennis stars.

A Career Grand Slam Champion and winner of an unprecedented 20 career Grand Slams including 8 Wimbledon titles, Federer’s place among tennis’ pantheon of greatness is secure. Like the Rolex watch which adorns his wrist at each trophy presentation, Federer’s game is smooth, reliable, elegant, refined, crafted, and resembles the gold standard of excellence. As such, the impact and legacy of the Nike Air Court Implosion tennis sneaker cannot be understated, either.

Nearly 20 years following its debut, the Air Court Implosion remains a silhouette that has maintained an allure, appeal, and inspires and evokes nostalgia particularly for hardcore tennis and Agassi enthusiasts, illustrating its timeless nature and everlasting appeal and impact on tennis culture and sneaker technology from the early 2000s era. An underrated, often forgotten silhouette which for the moment is back at center court in London, SW19.

Court now is adjourned.

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Jul 12, 2018
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First Look: Nike Air VaporMax DT (Diamond Turf)


Nike Air VaporMax DT Diamond Turf 2019 Leak

2019 will bring us another Nike Air VaporMax hybrid. This time around the brand will collide the classic Nike Air DT Max 96, originally worn by Deion Sanders with the VaporMax and release the Nike Air VaporMax DT.

Part of the Diamond Turf series, as you can see the upper is taken from the DT Max 96 while a VaporMax Air unit is used. So far we have a preview of two colorways, one in Black and White while the second is dressed in Gold, White and Black.

Nike Air VaporMax DT Release Date

While a specific release date or retail price has yet to be announced, the Nike Air VaporMax DT will release during Spring 2019. Once we have more information, we will make sure to update you. Check out a few more images showcasing both colorways below.

Nike Air VaporMax DT (Diamond Turf)
Release Date: Spring 2019

Nike Air VaporMax DT Colorways

Nike Air VaporMax DT Diamond Turf Gold

Nike Air VaporMax DT Diamond Turf Gold

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Jul 11, 2018
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New Balance 574 Sport ‘Decon’ Pack


New Balance 574 Sport Decon Pack

New Balance is now rolling out two new 574 Sport colorways which is part of the new ‘Decon’ Pack. Available for the Summer, they come in your choice of Black or White.

The two New Balance 574 Sport releases shown comes accented with Burgundy and Teal accents on the midsole while Veggie Tan suede lands on the heel counter of the White version. Finishing the look, they come with either a White or Black outsole.

Continue to scroll below to check out more images of the New Balance 574 Sport Decon Pack which will give you a better look. They are now arriving at select New Balance retailers which includes Feature. Retail price is set at 0.

New Balance 574 Sport Decon Pack

New Balance 574 Sport Decon Pack

New Balance 574 Sport Decon Pack

New Balance 574 Sport Decon Pack



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Jul 11, 2018
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J.Crew x New Balance 998 ‘Condiments’ Releases Tomorrow


J.Crew New Balance 998 Condiments

J. Crew, the king of collaborations with New Balance has connected once again to release a new 998 which is inspired by condiments.

Looking closer, this New Balance 998 features a tan upper which represents the bun, Red for ketchup, Green for pickle relish and Yellow for mustard. The look is then completed with White which lands around the collar, across the midsole and outsole.

You can expect the J.Crew x New Balance 998 Condiments to release tomorrow, July 12th online at Jcrew.com. They will also be available with special packaging at select in-store locations. Continue to scroll below to check out more photos which will provide you with a closer look.

J.Crew New Balance 998 Hot Dog Condiments



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Jul 11, 2018
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The Undefeated x Nike Zoom Kobe 1 Protro “Flight Jacket” Won’t Be Easy to Get

Image via: Undefeated

Image via: Undefeated

Earlier this year, coinciding with the NBA All-Star festivities that took over Los Angeles in February, Undefeated dropped White/Gum and Camo colorways of its latest Nike collaboration, featuring the Zoom Kobe 1 Protro. At the time, a third colorway surfaced online, showcasing a “Flight Jacket” design similar to the infamous Undefeated x Air Jordan 4. The shoe never made it to retail, but ten pairs will be up for grabs at the new Undefeated location in the Meiji Dori district of Tokyo. 

This weekend, shoppers who make a purchase will automatically be entered into a raffle. Winners will have to compete in a basketball tournament if they want to take home one of the ten pairs. Follow Undefeated Harajuku on Instagram for details. 

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Jul 11, 2018
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Puma Unveils The Hybrid Rocket


Puma Hybrid Rocket Colorways

Over a period of several years, PUMA has worked on developing the biggest running technology to date. Now, the secret is out, and they are ready to launch it in its newest silhouette, giving life to the HYBRID Rocket.

Fusing PUMA’s pinnacle cushion technology with the hottest style, HYBRID Rocket mixes PUMA’s two most innovative technologies, IGNITE FOAM and NRGY beads, to create a “hybrid” foam which provides ultimate cushioning and energy return for longer, faster runs.

You can expect the Puma Hybrid Rocket to release in several colorways at select Puma retailers including online at Puma.com on July 12th. Continue to scroll below to check out more images which will give you a better look.

Puma Hybrid Rocket Colorways

Puma Hybrid Rocket Colorways

Puma Hybrid Rocket Colorways

Puma Hybrid Rocket Colorways



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Jul 11, 2018
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Bape Bapesta ‘1st Camo’ Pack Releasing This Weekend


Bape Bapesta Mid 1st Camo

A Bathing Ape is getting ready to launch a few new Bapesta Mid colorways which comes highlighted with the brands ‘1st Camo’ theme.

The two Bape Bapesta shown comes dressed in your choice of Yellow or Green. As you can see the upper has a full camouflage takeover while the Star logo lands on the side. Completing the look is White which is applied to the liner, branding, laces, midsole and outsole.

Bape Bapesta Mid 1st Camo Release Date

The Bape Bapesta Mid 1st Camo in both colorways is scheduled to release on July 14th at select Bape locations as well can online at Bape.com. Retail price is set at 5. Continue to scroll below to check out a larger image of the two.

Bape Bapesta Mid 1st Camo

Bape Bapesta Mid 1st Camo



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Jul 11, 2018
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visvim Is Launching a Los Angeles Flagship Store

Image via: visvim

Image via: visvim

Aside from its women’s store in Santa Fe, New Mexico, visvim has yet to establish a permanent retail outpost in the U.S. That changes this month with the launch of visvim’s new Los Angeles flagship, located in downtown LA’s historic Bradbury Building. Shoppers can expect a full range of seasonal menswear when doors officially open on July 21st, alongside offerings from visvim’s WMV line and the rustic-inspired Indigo Camping Trailer. 

Launch Date: 7/21/18 (Saturday)

visvim
304 S Broadway
| Map
Los Angeles, CA 90013

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Jul 11, 2018
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Raf Simons x adidas Replicant Ozweego International Collection Travels to “Belgium”

Continuing a lengthy run of country-inspired releases in conjunction with their international collection, adidas and Raf Simons will soon drop the latest installment of the aforementioned offering derived in Belgium.

Filling the avant-garde style with the country’s unified colors stamps the luxury silhouette with patriotic intimacy. Dark hues slice through and around cut-outs in the paneling above the thick, cushion focused midsole. Raf Simons appears branded at the tongue to punctuate the dark and unrelenting aesthetic.

Look for the Raf Simons x adidas Replicant Ozweego “Belgium” on July 12 at select shops like Feature.

Raf Simons x adidas Replicant Ozweego "Belgium"
Raf Simons x adidas Replicant Ozweego “Belgium”
Raf Simons x adidas Replicant Ozweego "Belgium"
Raf Simons x adidas Replicant Ozweego “Belgium”

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Jul 11, 2018
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Vetements x Reebok Sock Runner Collaboration Inspired by Heavy Metal


Vetements Reebok Sock Runner Heavy Metal

Vetements and Reebok continue to expand on their collaborations by adding even more color options on the Sock Runner.

Shown are four colorways of the Reebok Sock Runner by Vetements which includes Black, Yellow and Purple, Burgundy, Black and White, Olive, Yellow and Black along with White, Red and Yellow. Each pair features a one piece knitted upper with branding that resembles heavy metal. Other details includes a retro Reebok logo, three piece outsole and strutted rounded toe.

For those that are ready to purchase one or more colorways of the latest Vetements x Reebok Sock Runner collaboration, they are available now for pre-order at Barneys. The pre-orders will be shipped out during October. Retail price is set at 0. Continue to scroll below to check out more images which will give you a closer look.

Vetements Reebok Sock Runner Heavy Metal

Vetements Reebok Sock Runner Heavy Metal

Vetements Reebok Sock Runner Heavy Metal

Vetements Reebok Sock Runner Heavy Metal



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Jul 11, 2018
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Air Jordan 5 White/Light Aqua Drops This Weekend

Although attention has shifted from upcoming inline Air Jordan 5s to the premium satin edition set to ignite Jordan Brand’s coveted holiday lineup, most would be remiss to ignore what’s releasing in the immediate future. And while this vibrant summer rendition will land only in GS sizes, its frequency is ripe for the season at hand and then some.

Air Jordan 5 White/Light Aqua
Air Jordan 5 White/Light Aqua

Lightly hued in a white base with contrast courtesy of Crimson Pulse and Light Aqua, it’s easy to points towards a Miami Dolphins reference with one look at this new take on the early ’90s classic. Pristine white leather engulfs the mid cut silhouette that comes customary with a translucent blue outsole.

Fans of this Air Jordan 5 White/Light Aqua can expect GS sizes this weekend, on July 14, at premium retailers like Sneaker Politics.

Air Jordan 5 Retro GS

Colorway: White/Crimson Pulse-Light Aqua
Style #: 440892-100
Release Date: July 14, 2018
Price: 0

Air Jordan 5 White/Light Aqua
Air Jordan 5 White/Light Aqua
Air Jordan 5 White/Light Aqua
Air Jordan 5 White/Light Aqua
Air Jordan 5 White/Light Aqua
Air Jordan 5 White/Light Aqua
Air Jordan 5 White/Light Aqua
Air Jordan 5 White/Light Aqua
Air Jordan 5 White/Light Aqua
Air Jordan 5 White/Light Aqua

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Jul 11, 2018
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Nike Air VaporMax 2 Flyknit ’Olympic’ Releases July 12th


Nike Air VaporMax 2 Olympic Team Red Obsidian 942842-604

Nike continues to expand on the VaporMax releases during the warmer months. Months back they launched the sequel to the popular model and their latest pair resembles that of an ‘Olympic’ theme.

This Nike Air VaporMax 2 comes dressed in a Team Red, Wheat, Obsidian, Black and College Navy color combination. Utilizing Team Red across the upper along with Navy and Gold detailing. Completing the look is Black which runs across the full length VaporMax Air unit.

Nike Air VaporMax 2 Flyknit Olympic Release Date

The Nike Air VaporMax 2 Flyknit Olympic is scheduled to release at select Nike Sportswear retailers and online at Nike.com on July 12th. Retail price is set at 0. Continue to scroll below to check out more images which will give you a closer look.

Nike Air VaporMax 2 Flyknit
Color: Team Red/Wheat/Obsidian/Black-College Navy
Release Date: July 12, 2018
Style Number: 942842-604
Price: 0

Nike Air VaporMax 2 Olympic Team Red Obsidian 942842-604

Nike Air VaporMax 2 Olympic Team Red Obsidian 942842-604

Nike Air VaporMax 2 Olympic Team Red Obsidian 942842-604

Nike Air VaporMax 2 Olympic Team Red Obsidian 942842-604

Nike Air VaporMax 2 Olympic Team Red Obsidian 942842-604

Nike Air VaporMax 2 Olympic Team Red Obsidian 942842-604



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