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Jun 21, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: Pols urge de Blasio to let black, Hispanic kids in gifted classes


The Bronx and Brooklyn borough presidents are demanding the city take drastic steps to end the unequal access to gifted classes and specialized high schools that have penalized kids in several districts.


In a 22-page report, Brooklyn BP Eric Adams and Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr. say Mayor de Blasio and the city Education Department must make a number of fixes to help needy kids from their neighborhoods.


Adams said current department policies block black and Hispanic kids from the city’s top schools.


“Your zip code determines your ability to get into gifted and talented classes, that’s the system that we’re looking at now,” Adams said. “It’s an embarrassment.”

Group claims NYC charter schools serve more needy students


Many Bronx and Brooklyn neighborhoods have no gifted programs at all, and black and Hispanic students account for a tiny fraction of enrollment at specialized high schools.


Adams and Diaz say the city needs to test all 4-year-olds for gifted and talented programs and scrap the Specialized High School Aptitude Test as the sole means for admitting students to top high schools. They also called on the city to provide free test prep to students who need it and to transport kids admitted to gifted programs outside their neighborhoods.


The borough presidents’ report, “Fixing the Pipeline,” is based on the testimony of families who attended two town halls Adams and Diaz hosted, plus interviews with public school educators, alumni and advocates. The document was being released Wednesday.


Diaz said the research shows the status quo must change.

NYC schools under de Blasio see improvements, struggles


“When you look at where gifted programs are located throughout the city, you can see that you’re in a place where there are disparities,” Diaz said. “But there are a number of things we think we can do right off the bat here.”


Education Department spokesman Will Mantell said the city has taken a number of steps to boost underserved kids’ access to gifted programs and specialized high schools.


The city added gifted classes to four districts in Brooklyn and the Bronx in 2016, which previously had no gifted classes. Those classes use teacher referrals rather than tests to determine admissions.


The city has also expanded programs to notify families of testing for gifted programs and boosted tutoring programs for the Specialized High School Aptitude Test.

Blaz’ pre-K programs match diversity of NYC’s segregated schools


“We’ll review the recommendations in the report, and look forward to working with the borough presidents,” Mantell said.

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Jun 21, 2017
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Nike Air VaporMax ‘Magenta’



Nike Air VaporMax Magenta

Each month it appears that Nike Sportswear will have a handful of Nike Air VaporMax releases. Continuing to give you previews of upcoming drops, we now have a preview of the Nike Air VaporMax ‘Magenta’.

This Nike Air VaporMax is highlighted with Magenta used across the Flyknit upper, tongue and laces. We also have a vibrant shade of Pink which is applied to the Nike Swoosh. Making this pair unique from anything we have seen is a carbon fiber like look that wraps the heel. Other highlights include the usual visible Air unit, Black on the Flywire cables, tongue branding and outsole which completes the look.

At the time of writing, a release date for the Nike Air VaporMax Magenta has yet to be announced, however they are expected to launch later this year. Retail price is set at 0. Once we have more information, we will make sure to update. Below you can check out another preview image.

Nike Air VaporMax Magenta

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Jun 20, 2017
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Pigalle x NikeLab Air Shake NDestrukt Pack Official Images



Pigalle NikeLab Air Shake NDestrukt

Stéphane Ashpool who is the founder of Pigalle is a fan of Nike Basketball. We have seen Pigalle collaborate with the brand in the past, but this time around they will debut the Pigalle x NikeLab Air Shake NDestrukt Pack.

Two colorways of the Nike Air Shake NDestrukt will be apart of the pack. One is dressed in Loyal Blue, Silver, Game Royal and White while the second features Sail and Elemental Pink. On the uppers is woven which resembles that of carpet. Instead of the iconic Worm graphic on the heel, the branding has been replaced with Nike and Pigalle. Finishing the two is a translucent outsole. In addition, each comes with a dust bag.

Also apart of the collection is Benassi Duo slides and matching apparel.

Pigalle NikeLab Air Shake NDestrukt Pack Release Date

The Pigalle x NikeLab Air Shake NDestrukt Pack will release on June 24th, 2017. They will be available at select NikeLab retailers as well as online at Nike.com/NikeLab. Upon it’s debut, retail price will be 0. Continue to scroll below to check out more images of the two which will give you a closer look.

Pigalle x NikeLab Air Shake NDestrukt
Loyal Blue/Silver-Game Royal-White
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Pigalle NikeLab Air Shake NDestrukt AA4315-400

Pigalle NikeLab Air Shake NDestrukt AA4315-400

Pigalle NikeLab Air Shake NDestrukt AA4315-400

Pigalle NikeLab Air Shake NDestrukt AA4315-400

Pigalle NikeLab Air Shake NDestrukt AA4315-400

Pigalle x NikeLab Air Shake NDestrukt
Sail/Elemental Pink
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Pigalle NikeLab Air Shake NDestrukt AA4315-100

Pigalle NikeLab Air Shake NDestrukt AA4315-100

Pigalle NikeLab Air Shake NDestrukt AA4315-100

Pigalle NikeLab Air Shake NDestrukt AA4315-100

Pigalle NikeLab Air Shake NDestrukt AA4315-100

Pigalle NikeLab Air Shake NDestrukt AA4315-100

Pigalle NikeLab Air Shake NDestrukt Bag

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Jun 20, 2017
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adidas Unveils NHL Hockey Jerseys For 2017-18 Season

Live in Las Vegas, Nice Kicks teamed up with adidas as the brand with three stripes takes over the NHL and debuts new uniforms for every team including the all-new Vegas Golden Knights. Better, faster, and stronger (word to Kanye West) is the approach taken by adidas on the new jerseys. Here’s the official break down below and a high-resolution look at every team’s uniform:

At the forefront of innovation, design and craftsmanship, the new ADIZERO Authentic NHL jersey takes the hockey uniform system and hockey jersey silhouette to the next level by redefining fit, feel and lightweight construction.

Lighter – Featuring new cresting materials and construction technology, theADIZERO Authentic NHL jersey reduces crest weight by up to 46%, while a single layer perforated numbering system reduces number weight by up to 60%, in order to deliver a new jersey that is up to 19% lighter when compared to the current NHL Jersey. 

Cooler – The ADIZERO Authentic NHL jersey features adidas Clima® technology in each of the jersey fabrics to deliver breathability and enhanced performance. Combining moisture management technology and a streamlined silhouette to maximize air flow circulation with materials that are up to 133% more permeable than fabrics currently used on ice allows athletes to be cooler.

Stronger – Constructed for durability, the ADIZERO Authentic NHL jersey fabrics areup to 27% stronger in burst testing and up to 72% tougher in abrasion testing compared to the current NHL jersey.

Grab an exclusive look at all of the adidas NHL jerseys for 2017-18 season below. Which teams have the best looking jerseys?

adidas Unveils NHL Jerseys 2017-18 Season

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Jun 20, 2017
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John Elliott Opens Up About His NikeLab Vandal Collaboration

I still have the letter that Nike sent me when I was 8 years old. At the time, my mom encouraged me to send my sneaker designs to them. It has always been a dream to create a shoe with Nike, to have an opportunity to explore Nike silhouettes. The Vandal, as a first project, is a really authentic way for us start telling our story through the Swoosh lens. It very much reflects my personal style, and connects to my life and my experience with Nike.
I wanted to ensure that our update keeps the silhouette approachable and would appeal to fans of our brand while also paying respect to Nike and the shoe’s history.

I first became attracted to the Vandal in the early 2000s. A close friend of mine was an early adopter of the Dunk craze, around ’99 to 2000, and I didn’t want to just jump on that; I didn’t want to just follow the crowd. But the Vandal was something different, something I could skate in and wear to school. I immediately gravitated toward the shoe, even though it wasn’t as culturally big at that time as the Dunk.

I loved it because it had a lower sole profile, and the design details were still simple and refined. It became part of my identity stylistically. The Vandal always reminds me of a positive period in my life: my first time in the workforce, finally with a little disposable income, and the opportunity to really get my sea legs when it came to my personal style.

When we first got approved as like a NikeLab collaborator, literally in that first meeting, I thought, “I want to work on a Vandal.” I desperately wanted it. It is a natural bridge between what we do and the heritage of Nike.

Working on this project was full of agonizing design decisions. For instance, we wondered “should we remove the rand and potentially take away too much from the original silhouette?” We chose to keep the layered Swoosh, which to me is an iconic and important element of the shoe’s identity. We decided to add a rolled seam, which makes it feel very modern.

I wanted to ensure that our update keeps the silhouette approachable and would appeal to fans of our brand while also paying respect to Nike and the shoe’s history.

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Jun 20, 2017
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Nike SB Officially Unveils the Paul Rodriguez 10



Nike SB Paul Rodriguez 10

Less than one percent of Nike’s endorsed athletes have received a signature shoe. Of that select group of athletes to receive a signature shoe, Paul Rodriguez is the first skater to join the ranks of the elite few who can claim a run of 10 Nike shoes. This summer, both Kevin Durant and Paul Rodriguez join those rarified ranks. While Durant recently celebrated in truly triumphant fashion (claiming his first title while wearing the KD10), Rodriguez has quietly maintained a dominant position as one of the world’s most accomplished skateboarders.

Designed to be both sophisticated and high performing, the Nike SB Paul Rodriguez Ten has a refined upper that allows for easy wear on and off board — perfect for Rodriguez’s lifestyle.

Here, Rodriguez shares some of the achievements, lessons and memories that have highlighted his time as a Nike athlete thus far. (Coincidentally, there are 10.)

Nike SB Paul Rodriguez 10 Release Date

The Nike SB Paul Rodriguez 10 is available July 1 on nike.com and at select retailers in the following colorways: White/Pure Platinum, Black/White and Dark Team Red/Black Sail.

In addition, Nike SB created the Nike SB Paul Rodriguez 10 “Special Edition” to highlight hallmark design elements from Rodriguez’s past pro models. The Special Edition is limited to 10 pairs in each of two colorways, Velvet Brown and Redwood.

Nike SB Paul Rodriguez 10

Nike SB Paul Rodriguez 10

Nike SB Paul Rodriguez 10

Nike SB Paul Rodriguez 10

Nike SB Paul Rodriguez 10

Nike SB Paul Rodriguez 10

Nike SB Paul Rodriguez 10

Nike SB Paul Rodriguez 10

Nike SB Paul Rodriguez 10

Nike SB Paul Rodriguez 10

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Jun 20, 2017
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Ronnie Fieg x Filling Pieces Sandal Trainer // Release Date

Ronnie Fieg is teaming up with Filling Pieces on a unique hybrid sandal-running sneaker that is designed with the warm summer months in mind. Dubbed the Ronnie Fieg x Filling Pieces Sandal Trainer, the collaboration is a luxurious take on sandals but also has elements of a runner built into the shoe.

The Ronnie Fieg x Filling Pieces Sandal Trainer features a rubberized neoprene sock, which is surrounded by tonal leather premium panels. Keeping with the aesthetics of a sandal, the shoe has two sandal-style straps that allow for three different tightness options. Debossed co-branding is emblazoned on a heel strap and a custom molded SAC-Sole completes the trainer.

Releasing in two colorways – Vegtan and Triple Black – the Ronnie Fieg x Filling Pieces Sandal Trainer will be available on June 23 for 0 at Kith shops and Kith.com.


Ronnie Fieg x Filling Pieces Sandal Trainer

Ronnie Fieg x Filling Pieces Sandal Trainer

Ronnie Fieg x Filling Pieces Sandal Trainer

Ronnie Fieg x Filling Pieces Sandal Trainer

Ronnie Fieg x Filling Pieces Sandal Trainer

Ronnie Fieg x Filling Pieces Sandal Trainer

Ronnie Fieg x Filling Pieces Sandal Trainer

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Jun 20, 2017
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adidas Unveils the Harden LS



adidas Harden LS Nightlife Black

adidas and James Harden just unveiled their new adidas Harden Vol 1 which is known as the adidas Harden LS. Apart of the new Lifestyle series, the initial launch will feature predominate Black and is known as ‘Night Life’ and will drop on July 1st, 2017.

In this preview, we also have a look at three other colorways which includes ‘Fast Life’ that is dressed in Red and Orange, ‘LA Life’ features a White and Light Grey combination and ’Sweet Life’ in Pink and Gold. All the adidas Harden LS colors shown is constructed with Primeknit and Boost. In addition the brand has removed the TPU midsole and toe cap for an off-court look.

adidas Harden LS Release Date

The adidas Harden LS will release on July 1st, 2017. Retail price is set at 0. Once we learn of release date for the other colorways, we will make sure to update. Below you can check out more images which will give you a detailed look.

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adidas Harden LS Colorways

adidas Harden LS Nightlife Black

adidas Harden LS Nightlife Black

adidas Harden LS Nightlife Black

adidas Harden LS Nightlife Black

adidas Harden LS Nightlife Black

adidas Harden LS Nightlife Black

adidas Harden LS Fast Life Red Orange

adidas Harden LS Fast Life Red Orange

adidas Harden LS Fast Life Red Orange

adidas Harden LS Fast Life Red Orange

adidas Harden LS Fast Life Red Orange

adidas Harden LS Fast Life Red Orange

adidas Harden LS LA Life White

adidas Harden LS LA Life White

adidas Harden LS LA Life White

adidas Harden LS LA Life White

adidas Harden LS LA Life White

adidas Harden LS Sweet Life Pink

adidas Harden LS Sweet Life Pink

adidas Harden LS Sweet Life Pink

adidas Harden LS Sweet Life Pink

adidas Harden LS Sweet Life Pink

adidas Harden LS Sweet Life Pink

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Jun 20, 2017
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Jordan Brand Debuts the Jordan Super.Fly 2017

Image via: Nike

Image via: Nike

Along with the Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit, the new Jordan Super.Fly 2017 features the Swoosh’s latest cushioning technology, Nike React. Worn here by Blake Griffin, the shoe yields the ideal balance of comfort and response, accommodating the explosive game of the high-flying forward. Nike React delivers greater energy return than any other Nike basketball foam ever tested, optimizing cushioning for any type of footfall, whether it’s a lateral cut to the hoop or a full sprint for a breakaway dunk. In addition to the rigid shank plate and innovative outsole also appearing on the React Hyperdunk, the Super.Fly 2017 has a form-fitting one-piece upper to allow for a natural fit. Graphic hits paying homage to the Air Jordan 4 and 11 round out the details. The kicks hit nike.com and select stores on August 3rd.

Release Date: 8/3/17 (Thursday)

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Jun 20, 2017
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Vans Collaborates With Alltimers On An All-New Old Skool Sport Pro

Teaming up with the influential skating brand Alltimers, Vans is releasing an updated version of the Old Skool. And appropriately enough, the Alltimers x Vans Old Skool Sport Pro was designed with the idea the aliens have taken over the planet and they are using giant lasers to attack Earthlings. Sounds strange but makes complete sense when you look at the detailing of the shoes.

The collaboration features a full mesh upper and a custom ghillie lacing system often seen in running. Reflective binding allows for visibility and a lateral Duracap provides durability. Cotton webbing and Vans Ultracush HD footbeds that have custom artwork help accent the sneaker.

Available in two colorways – white/blue and blue/yellow – the Alltimers x Vans Old Skool Sport Pro will be released on June 24 at select Vans Pro Skate retailers worldwide and Alltimers.com.

Alltimers x Vans Old Skool Sport Pro
Alltimers x Vans Old Skool Sport Pro
Alltimers x Vans Old Skool Sport Pro
Alltimers x Vans Old Skool Sport Pro
Alltimers x Vans Old Skool Sport Pro
Alltimers x Vans Old Skool Sport Pro
Alltimers x Vans Old Skool Sport Pro
Alltimers x Vans Old Skool Sport Pro
Alltimers x Vans Old Skool Sport Pro
Alltimers x Vans Old Skool Sport Pro
Alltimers x Vans Old Skool Sport Pro
Alltimers x Vans Old Skool Sport Pro

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Jun 20, 2017
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Interview // Behind the Design of the Nike REACT Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit

photos // @airjordank
words & interview // Ian Stonebrook

Nine years ago, Nike took basketball, Beijing and the internet by storm with the launch of the Hyperdunk. Worn in the Gold Medal game by Team USA as well as by their rivals on the way, the introduction to both Flywire and Lunar technology on a global scale shook up the hardwood with its design and play. Just the same, it broke the internet with a string of car jumping and snake scaling clips starring Kobe Bryant who would later drive a DeLorean to the model’s “McFly” makeup launch at UNDFTD. The OG Hyperdunk was truly something of the future.

In the last few weeks, the 2017 installment made the rounds in slightly more traditional fashion — leaking on the internet ahead of launch and getting a surprise debut in the NBA Finals by Draymond Green. Shifting shapes each season but still focused on play that is both pinnacle and accessible, the Nike REACT Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit ditches the sharp lines and blunt branding of its predecessors for a more minimal look kept in motion with wavy styling and new tech. At the shoe’s official launch event, we spoke with Nike Basketball Senior Design Director Ross Klein about the new Nike REACT Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit and what it has in store this season.

Nice Kicks: Last year the Hyperdunk 2016 Elite was unveiled as the signature shoe of Nike Basketball, what space does the REACT Hyperdunk hold in 2017?

Ross Klein: It’s the same space. The Hyperdunk to us is our most premium and elite product. It is our pinnacle statement for Nike Basketball.

Nice Kicks: What made Draymond Green the ideal player to debut the new Hyperdunk?

Ross Klein: Draymond is a very unique athlete. When we talk about the highest level performers out there and the way Draymond goes offensively and defensively, there’s not another athlete that quite does what he does. He plays amazingly hard. So in terms of the inspiration and feedback that we’re able to get from an athlete like that, it really allows us to unlock potential in a shoe and keep growing Hyperdunk into a new space.


Draymond Green in his Nike REACT Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit PE

Nice Kicks: The original Hyperdunk was unveiled with Flywire support and Lunar cushioning. What makes Flyknit construction and REACT cushioning ideal for the franchise nine years later?

Ross Klein: REACT is a cushioning that’s helping us substantiate everybody from the kids that play in the park for fun all the way to the highest level which is Draymond. It services a crazy range of athletes. What we want to do is make sure the cushioning system caters to all those types of athletes.

For the Flyknit, we went through an amazing amount of testing with different materials to get to this solution. You can see how free it is and how mobile it is, but it’s as durable as any material we’ve ever used in the past that really meets our standards.

Nice Kicks: How does the Flyknit technology differ on this model from that of other Nike Basketball shoes?

Ross Klein: When we get to the midfoot and talk about when somebody really wants to wrench on a shoe and get that one-to-one fit, we’re able to tune different types of yarns in different ratios. From the nylon yarn to the one in between it, one’s about stability and control, the other one is about the adaptiveness and conformity. When we micro-tune and really think about the performance level of Flyknit, we’re able to get into materials like the heel and maintain the sense of freedom and the feel of it being with you and not against you.

Nike REACT Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit
Nike REACT Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit

Nice Kicks: The Hyperdunk franchise was led by Kobe Bryant in ’08 and even backed by LeBron in 2012. In recent years, we’ve seen more 4s and 5s lacing the series. Was there an ideal player in mind when designing the 2017?

Ross Klein: I think that’s what’s key is that we’re able to get insight from all types of athletes. But what this Hyperdunk stands for is this soft, plush shoe that also allows you to go as long and as hard as you want. That player style kind of exists within everyone. Everyone wants to go harder, everyone wants to go longer and everyone wants to feel fresher. We’re looking at the Hyperdunk as this model that allows everyone to be able to stay on court at their maximum amount of effort longer.

Nice Kicks: It seems design direction in Nike Basketball lately has been more minimal. Does that come more from sport or market insight?

Ross Klein: I would say both. As a designer myself, I love simplicity. I love focus. I love a direct conversation which allows you to pay focus to the direct areas that are very performance oriented.

But performance goes hand in hand with style. The shoe plays amazing on court, it gives you everything that you put in, but it’s also extremely wearable off-court. The silhouette is very clean but it also houses all this innovation in it. To me, that’s the challenge of a designer. To make sure you get to those very small points and really detailed layers and the goals you’re trying to attract.


Nike REACT Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit

Nice Kicks: Can we expect to see low adaptations later in the season?

Ross Klein: Absolutely. We have the Flyknit, a mid and a low.

Nice Kicks: Will REACT technology appear in signature franchises in the Nike Basketball camp?

Ross Klein: All I can say is wait and see what we’re able to do and unlock with an innovation like this.

The Nike REACT Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit releases on August 3rd at Nike.

Nike REACT Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit
Nike REACT Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit

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Jun 20, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: Bronx man, 59, falls into coma after severe beating in Belmont


A 59-year-old Bronx man has slipped into a coma, four days after five men beat him senseless at a street corner, sources said.


Carlos Delgado told his ex-wife he was attacked at E. 184th St. and Hoffman St. in Belmont while he was on his way to a medical appointment around 4 a.m. Friday, sources said.


Someone called 911 and medics took him to St. Barnabas Hospital, sources said.


He contacted the ex-wife Saturday from the hospital and told her what happened. When cops arrived at the hospital, he was unconscious.


As the weekend passed, Delgado’s condition deteriorated further. He needed emergency surgery to relieve pressure in his skull after the beating caused his brain to swell, sources said.

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