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Official Look at the Nike SB Dunk Low "Barcelona"

Now that Nike (NYSE:NKE -2.52%) and its Nike SB division have regained momentum on the Dunk front, the sub-label is preparing to unload many a different colorway in the coming months. One of the iterations that will be hitting the shelves shortly is the Nike SB Dunk Low “Barcelona” which has just been unveiled by way of official imagery. While this pair isn’t officially associated with FC Barcelona, it’s presentation is clearly inspired by the soccer franchise’s home kits.

The uppers of this skate/lifestyle-ready offering see through to a mostly-suede build and utilize the same exact accents but in mismatching fashion. The left foot starts out with a rich burgundy toe box and forefoot overlay, and comes offset by navy blue quarters, heel overlays and collars. Maroon accents are distributed to the mesh tongues and backdrops of the heel branding are the tongue banners are come executed in navy. The right foot essentially sports the same colors but flips them in reverse. Swooshes, along with the branding atop the Swooshes, heels and tongues are filled in with a golden yellow.

Nike Korea is slated to drop these come July 17 for $112 USD. A stateside launch has not been confirmed yet.

For more footwear news, on-foot shots of the Nike Dunk Low “Halloween” have emerged.

This Wintry Nike Dunk Low Features Children Playing In Snow

Already a year rife with some of the catchiest concepts we’ve seen on the Dunk, 2021 is ready to welcome yet another quirky Nike Dunk Low focused on the looming winter season. Featuring a velvety white exterior with matte silver, this upcoming release features various depictions of children playing in snow and sledding and sliding down the wintry slopes. Further adding to the effect is a white fur tongue, a translucent icy outsole, and a frigid teal blue on the interior lining.

What makes these SB Dunks rather unique is the apparent court jester theme to this release, as some of the participants seem to be in attire befitting a renaissance fair. Even the heel-tab features the colorful collars typically worn by the medieval jokesters. Seen on the insole is a patch with a kanji that translates to “ice”, further obscuring the true theme behind this release.

A release date is currently unknown, but expect full details to revealed in the coming weeks. In other news, the Quartersnacks SB Dunks are dropping very soon exclusively at skateshops.

Nike SB Dunk Low
Release Date: 2022
Color: N/A
Mens: N/A
Style Code: DO2326-001

Nike’s “XXXV” Collection Includes An Air Max 97 Animated By “Sport Turquoise”

While several important silhouettes under the NIKE, Inc. umbrella are celebrating milestone anniversaries throughout 2022, Nike Air Max‘s 35th birthday arguably takes precedence, as it’s left its mark across dozens of designs across the last five decades. As part of the celebration, the Swoosh has put together the “XXXV” Collection, which now includes an Air Max 97 covered in “Black” and “Sport Turquoise” tones.

Akin to a recently-surfaced Air Max 90, the upcoming sneakers boast a predominantly dark ensemble that allow for the titular contrasting tone to revel in the spotlight. Non-standard denim and other fabrics come together throughout the pair’s upper, delivering a textured ensemble to Christian Tresser’s 25-year-old creation. Middle vamp overlays, profile swooshes, “XXXV” figures on the lateral forefoot and collection-specific jewel logos on the top of the tongue opt for eye-catching “Sport Turquoise” flair. Lastly, the full-length Air Max unit underfoot brings some of the upper’s styling underfoot, rounding out the special outfit in honor of the technology’s 35th anniversary.

Enjoy official images of the brightly-accented pair here below, and anticipate a Nike.com release date throughout spring or summer.

For more from the NIKE, Inc. empire, check out the Air Jordan 1 Hi ’85 “Georgetown” expected to launch in April.

Nike Air Max 97 SE "XXXV"
Release Date: 2022
Color: Black/Sport Turquoise/Summit White
Mens: $190
Style Code: DN1893-001

Nine Can’t Miss Sneaker News Headlines From February 5th To February 11th

As February 14th inches closer, a lot of attention has been placed on Valentine’s Day sneakers, but some of the biggest players in the industry have also teased more footwear options for the remainder of 2022.

Whether you’ve wanted to or not, it’s very likely you’ve learned about Ye – the being formerly known as “Kanye West” – over the last week, as he’s aired out personal issues like he’s getting paid to do so. On the footwear front, the 44-year-old has indirectly confirmed a handful of adidas Yeezy restocks that’ve gotten savvy and casual consumers alike excited. Although models like the Yeezy 350 v2 and Yeezy Slides had been included less frequently in the brand’s lineup over the last half of 2021, upcoming release dates suggest their hiatus is over.

Away from any Three Stripes branding, the New Balance 550 emerged in an all-“Black” colorway for the first time since re-entering the company’s core line of products in December 2020. Furthermore, four of the original re-launch styles loaded onto the brand’s stateside webstore for a restock on Tuesday, February 15th. Handfuls of the Air Jordan 1 (in all trims) also surfaced, as did the near-identical Nike Dunk. NIKE, Inc. also shared that it’d be unveiled the Doernbecher Freestyle XVII collection on Friday, February 25th. With the help of seven young patients of the OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, the North American conglomerate will offer several silhouettes to help raise funds for the life-changing service provided by the Oregon-based clinic.

For a look at all that and more, check out our top headlines from February 5th to February 11th here below.

The 2022 Nike Doernbecher Freestyle Set For February 25th Unveiling
Including the Air Jordan 5 Low.
READ MORE: 2022 Nike Doernbecher

Serena Williams is Releasing a Special Edition Nike Air Force 1 LXX Zip

For her latest silhouette, tennis icon Serena Williams introduces a laceless Nike (NYSE:NKE +2.62%) Air Force 1 LXX Zip, continuing her string of Nike footwear collaborations which include Off-White™ x Nike silhouettes and Serena Williams Design Crew (SWDC) sneakers.

The upcoming sneakers are dressed in “Summit White” tumbled leather uppers with a gold zipper system in place of laces. Laterals feature dual-swoosh embroidery, and Serena William’s signature is found stitched on the heel tab in gold. The SWDC “10 4 01” logo which celebrates inclusivity, diversity, and camaraderie rests on the tongue, and geometric graphic insoles are hidden within. Below, a crisp white sole unit completes the look.

Browse the official photos above, and expect the Serena Williams x Nike Air Force 1 LXX Zip to arrive in the coming weeks at Nike’s website and select retailers for $130 USD.

Elsewhere in footwear news, Nike is releasing an iridescent Air Force 1 with HTML-coded tongue.


Editor's Notes: The Nike Air Force 1, world-renowned as one of the most recognizable and best-selling sneaker silhouettes of all time, has remained at the forefront of Nike's arsenal since its debut in 1982.

Its timelessness and rich history have leveled the sneaker as a cross-cultural icon, connecting style, music, and sports. No matter which city around the world you visit, you're sure to spot a pair of crisp white Air Force 1s. Many switch their used pairs out for fresh ones each summer, and it was rumored Dr. Dre donned a new pair every day, making it unlikely the silhouette is going away anytime soon.

Options for the AF1 Low and High are countless, spanning a spectrum of color and collaborations that include Supreme, KITH, and Drake. Next on the cards is a two-piece set of women's exclusives that offer more than first meets the eye.

The first pair is constructed in the shoe's original white leather base and accented with a blush-pink panel at the rear. Hints of blue appear on the lace dubrae and outsole, providing a sleek contrast. Where this colorway excels is its color-changing capabilities, which transform the stark-white base into panels of yellow, purple, blue, and red.

An even cleaner base is selected for the second colorway, which features a blank base of white tumbled leather and the same blue accents as its counterpart. Again, color-changing materials are utilized, making the Swoosh and heel tab pop out in blue and red, respectively.

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