We just gotta say that we are LOVING these Liberty x Nike collaborations and the Liberty x Nike Air Force 1 “Downtown” Pack does not disappoint. The fabrics, prints, and textiles created by Liberty are on point and downright memorable. For a design company typically known for its floral patterns on lady’s sneaks, Liberty really stepped it up for this men’s pack. Ever since the first Liberty x Nike collab with the “Downtown” High, the duo has been churning out trend setting originals one after another. The only difference between this pack and others like it is the fact that it includes 3 incredibly eye-catching and diverse shoes. Each sneaker displays a different multicolored print accompanied by a semi-translucent rubber sole. The simple sole allows you to focus on the most important elements of this collab. We’ll have the Midnight Turquoise, Dark Obsidian, and the Grand Purple colorways at UBIQ this Saturday. Available at 10AM EST in-store and 11AM EST online.
In the spirit of Halloween, we have the Nike Air Trainer OG Air Max Pack bringing back the dead…dead colorways that is! Okay, so they’re not really dead but we’d like to see this as a resurrection. A tribute to Air Maxes of the past. First, we have the Air Trainer I MID PREMIUM QS paying homage to the Nike Air Max 90’s signature “Infrared” colorway. We think Bo Jackson would be proud. Then, we have the Nike Air Trainer 2 PREMIUM QS, which reminds us of the Air Max BW and its Persian Violet colorway. You can find these resurrected colorways at UBIQ Walnut this Saturday at 10AM EST or online at 11AM EST. Continue reading
Since the introduction of the wedged sole, female sneakerheads around the world have a new way to show their love for kicks without having to wait for grade school sizes of mens’ shoes. Now, Nike Sportswear is celebrating all women around the world with their Nike Women’s Air Revolution Sky Hi “City Pack.” All five installments of the City Pack are crafted from premium materials and each sneaker in this limited edition collection grabs bold and creative inspiration from the city that it takes its name from. The collection is comprised of NYC, London, Tokyo, Milan and Paris, five fashion forward cities world-wide that each have their own unique personalities and cultures. They will be running for $200 a pair at UBIQ starting Saturday, October 26, in-store and at UBIQlife.com.
First seen during Kevin Durant’s last stop in France for his European tour, his most recent elating signature shoe KD VI, were nonetheless inspired by his favorite snack and our most loved sandwich, PB&J. Who doesn’t love a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Kevin Durant shows his love for this sandwich through his latest sneaks, Nike KD VI “PBJ.”
“The Hunt for Red October,” a popular 1984 novel by Tom Clancy, tells the fictional story of a submarine captain in the Soviet Navy who defects to the United States. Not only does Captain Ramius escape to the United States, but he steals a revolutionary, submarine vessel that makes sonar detection nearly impossible. The vessel, “Red October,” was a crucial component in the plans to initiate a nuclear attack against the United States because of its ability to avoid detection in US waters (Thankfully he stole it!). That being said, it’s pretty ironic that the Nike Air Veer “Red October” is one of the most noticeable shoes on the planet. I mean its loud! The University Red screams at you. It demands your attention and time to reflect on its bold features. The only other shoes we can think of that required so much attention are the Nike Air Yeezy II “Red October” and the Air Jordan 4 “Toro Bravo,” and we still think these Veers take the cake. UBIQ will have the Nike Air Veer “Red October” this Saturday, in-store, for $120.
Everyone has been patiently waiting, and it’s finally arrived; good ol’ number six has graced us with his latest offering. Out of all the shapes, heights, and silhouettes that James’ line has seen, they really seem to have hit the nail on the head with this one, giving us a low and lightweight shoe that has a totally unique flavor. The Nike LeBron XI “King’s Pride” is available at UBIQ on Saturday, October 12th, for $200. They hit the store at 10AM EST and will be online at 11AM EST.
What else can be said about the Air Force 1? We won’t even waste your time trying to come up with something new, and just get straight to the point. The Nike Flash Pack features two new colorways of Bruce Kilgore’s 1982 classic. At first glance, they are very different from one another, but the commonality is in the fact that they feature 3m reflective tape throughout the uppers. Although they’re night and day from each other, both pairs from this pack are a must have for any die hard Air Force fan. The Nike Flash Pack will be available 10AM EST at UBIQ, in-store and online, on Saturday, October 5th. Each shoe is $100.
One of the greatest trash talkers in NBA history is yet again making his presence known with the Nike Zoom Flight ’98 “The Glove”. Gary Payton took pride in getting in his opponent’s head. He enjoyed twisting their words, getting personal, and telling the greats how much they really sucked. He even talked Jordan into a loss once or twice and swears John Stockton was a tougher match-up. Aside from his verbal assault on the NBA from 1990 to 2007, Gary was one hell of a defender. He was so good that his opponents coined the nickname, “The glove,” as a sign of respect. Nike showed their respect by giving Gary Payton his very own signature sneak and even letting him play a large role in the technology and design.
The Black Mamba is the fastest snake in the world. If that wasn’t bad enough, it’s also the longest poisonous snake in Africa, armed with a bite that is almost always fatal. It’s long been said that Kobe embodies the persona of this deadly reptile, so Nike set out to exemplify that through a new edition of his latest signature shoe. The “Pit Viper” is the first Kobe 8 release to evolve the snake aesthetic from inspiration to photo-realism. They wanted to capture the nocturnal nature of the snake with darker colors while aligning its predator instincts with the dynamic fit and traction Bryant’s kicks are already known for. The Kobe 8 “Pit Viper” is available for $140 at UBIQ on October 5th; in-store at 10AM EST and online at 11AM EST.
The second half of the Foamposite “Weatherman Pack” is finally upon us. Like the Air Foamposite One “Weatherman” before it, the “Thermal Map” utilizes an all-over map print on a Foamposite upper. This pair takes the mapping concept further by using thermal imaging, which causes things to be visible even in absolute darkness based solely on changes in heat. The abstract imagery has got everyone in a whirl, most people fanning out pretty hard. They’ve managed to stack some pretty crazy nicknames so far, our current favorite being “tamposites,” but as most of the internet concurs you really just have to see these ones in person to fully appreciate how ill they are. They drop on Saturday, September 28th for $250.
Remember when the Air Force 1 was everything? Well, Nike Sportswear does too, and after quite the wait they’ve decided to reuse some of the classic colorways from its golden era onto another iconic shoe of theirs, the Dunk High, as part of the “Special Projects” line. The “Linen” and “Acorn” colors debuted on the AF1 in 2001 and 2002 respectively and quickly sold out in their initial runs, becoming collector’s items in no time at all. Now these neutral hued palettes are re-imagined on some Premium Dunk Highs just in time for the fall. The Nike Dunk High Premium SP “Linen” and “Acorn” are both available at UBIQ, in-store and online, at 10AM EST on September 28th, for $140 each.
Well, we guess if there are two things everyone loves it would be sneakers and the Madden game franchise. Someone somewhere was listening and decided the two would make a perfect pair. Announced just four weeks ago, people have been going nuts over these Air Trainer Maxes that pay homage to the 25th installment of the legendary video game series. Are you surprised though? Nike’s famous basketball retro has always been a hit regardless of collaborations, which only seem to sweeten the deal even further. Continue reading
To say LeBron’s shoe game has been on point this year might be the biggest understatement you could possibly make. Just when you thought 2013 would be quiet for him (at least until October), Nike goes and releases something else really dope with his name on it. While the Championship Pack is focusing on more basketball oriented kicks and apparel (who would have thought?), Nike Sportswear’s Lifestyle collaboration with LeBron takes a much different route, closer to a pair of skate shoes than anything else. Previously we’ve seen midnight and hazel versions, but we think this Dark Olive color might be the most versatile yet. As per usual these things were released in Asia a little while back, but we’re finally on the cusp of an American release, so get hyped.
First made available in Tokyo, the Nike Lunar Fly 306’s are finally starting to see some American releases as well. Combining an extremely unorthodox one-piece upper with some really loud colorways, these Quick Strikes were built to give you a whole new running experience. For as simple as they look, the fit is second to none, feeling like a rather comfortable second sock. In classic form, the shoe sits on a grippy black outsole and a Lunarlon midsole that work together, creating a high performance shoe. Continue reading
When it’s not quite appropriate to wear your birthday suit, a birthday shirt is a great alternative. Just ask Kevin Durant who couldn’t hide his affinity for polka dots on his last birthday. Taking inspiration from KD’s personal style Nike Sportswear presents the KD VI NSW Lifestyle ‘Birthday’. Continue reading
Nike’s Woven Mayflys are back, and just in time for the end of the warm weather and the start of the crisp fall season. Based on the iconic marathon running shoe of the same name, this woven quickstrike pack has a style all its own, and was a huge surprise hit last time. Each available color is has a uniquely woven, and soft to the touch, monotone suede upper that rests upon a clean white rubber outsole. This keeps everything neutral and assures that you can rock them with just about anything you can think of. Obviously, the true highlight here is the intertwined detail at the quarter panel, which circumvents a solid toe cap and heel piece to go around the entire shoe. The Mayfly Wovens seem to stress minimalist design, so in keeping with that the branding is light; with a small same color swoosh on the tip of the tongue and heel only. Trust us though; you’ll thank them for it after you see the “less is more” theory so beautifully executed in person. Inside, the foot bed is constructed from forming leather on top of a light and springy Phylite midsole, keeping things comfy too. Plus, there’s just something classy about having leather inside your shoes. Anyway, I digress. The real standout of this pack is the Lite Iron Ore colorway. It’s a new edition to the collection, but with its smooth light grey suede upper and white sole color combination, it fits right in with the rest of the bunch as an extremely versatile anytime/anywhere shoe. Swing by and pick your favorite from the Nike Mayfly Woven QS pack up at Walnut or online today. Continue reading
The Nike Air Max OG Tape Pack breathes new life into four iconic silhouettes in their most recognized and beloved colorways – “OG Red” Nike Air Max 1, “Infrared” Air Max 90, “Neon” Air Max 95, and “Silver Bullet” Nike Air Max 97 – by rewrapping them in Nike’s no-sew tape material. As one of the most popular and memorable sneaker lineups in Nike history, the Nike Air Max series is set to make their classic shoes even more legendary by bringing them back with Nike’s latest technology. Constantly researching and developing new technologies for new kicks, while also upgrading the older styles to optimize form and functionality, Nike introduces its new “tape” upgrade that forms and binds shoes in a more lightweight and constructive manner, all while not compromising look and safety. Continue reading
There’s a storm of new releases coming out tomorrow morning and one of the most coveted pair of the lot has to be the Nike Air Penny V “Highlighter”. Nearly a year has passed since the release of the last Penny V, “The Invisibility Cloak”, and tempers are running high as sneaker enthusiasts wait for the next Pennies. Well, as the heel says “The Storm is Over”, so read up on the shoe in the meantime.
Hot from Nike Basketball and Lebron James, the next Nike Air Max LeBron X Low “Raspberry Red” is determined to stand out among its brothers and from all this buzz we’re hearing, the release is expected to be a hot seller. These are the last of the 10s that we’re promoting before the 11s come our way, so get yours while you can! Continue reading
Tomorrow we get the new Air Griffey Max 1 & Air Veer “Safari Pack”, the latest kicks to rock the beloved safari-motif. While Nike hasn’t really linked the two together, they are referring to it as an “Informal Safari Pack” on the blog, because you know they love to run themes even when they pretend they aren’t. This year seems to be big on that print though, as we’ve already seen it on the Air Foamposite One and Air Griffey Max 360 amongst a plethora of others. Continue reading
Available this Saturday 10AM at UBIQ Walnut, Nike launches KD VI “NYC 66” in honor of Kevin Durant dropping 66 points, breaking the all-time record at Era Rucker Park in New York City back in 2011. The name takes after his impressive performance during the NBA lockout, which took place for over a month, causing many players to take their talents to the streets to stay in shape. Many well-known NBA players such as Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar have played at Era Rucker Park, located in Harlem, NY, but not too many are remembered for scoring 66 points. During the fourth quarter, everyone exploded onto the court, crowding over and admiring KD after scoring four 3-pointers back to back and slamming his 60th point of the game home. The OKC Thunder Forward, Durant, appeared at this park for the first time only to leave his mark of greatness. Continue reading
One of Nike Sportswear’s most popular models of 2013, the Nike Barkley Posite Max is back right in time before the Summer’s over. After a short hiatus, Nike Sportswear brought back the Barkley Posite Max in an all new “Gamma Green” colorway. The shoe features a black nubuck base with gamma green Foamposite overlays for a godzilla-inspired look with hits of 3M accent throughout the upper, while a translucent outsole sits below. The Nike Barkley Posite Max “Gamma Green” is available 10AM today, August 14th, at UBIQ Walnut Street. Continue reading
Nike Basketball pays homage to LeBron James’ hometown with a LeBron X Low inspired by the Akron Aeros, the Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. The latest low-top edition of the LeBron X features a silver and teal color combo, accented by black on the Flywire, heel and toe swoosh branding, crimson speckle print on the midsole, supported by a teal and purple rubber outsole. Polka dot laces pull it all together for these LBJ shoes, making it an easy Summer pickup.
A pickup that could easily make up for any you missed during the summer. The “White Ice” Nike is a fantasy shoe. There is nothing that anyone can say is missing from the Nike Air Force Hi CMFT. Everything from the look of it to the technical specs it has is unparalleled. Since the whole shoe is white it makes sense as to why some may not be interested in it. That perception will change when they hear about what this shoe brings to the table. Comfort sockliner, Ankle strap support. Continue reading
Whenever a new Air Max 90 drops it’s already understood to arrive in a superb colorway. Despite the simplified, solid colors used for Essentials, the use of black on this shoe is no exception. Displayed in different shades on varying textures, this shoe is anything but basic. The upper is comprised of pebbled leather and suede, while the toebox gets a mesh treatment. To keep things interesting, atomic red accents the sole, heel tab and eyelets. Get your pair right here at UBIQlife.com.
Nike’s now-iconic lightweight runner gets a wild makeover. While the OG “Safari” colorway was orange/brown-based, the Roshe Run Safari QS Pack gets dipped in four bright summer-friendlier hues – light blue, red, black, and aqua/mint. The lionized print wraps only on the shoe’s mid-panel, which is surrounded by a matching tonal front, heel, laces and outsole. Available now at UBIQ Walnut and right here at UBIQlife.com in limited quantities. Continue reading
The Nike Roshe Run “Hawaiian Camo” is available now at UBIQ Walnut. This new rendition of the popular Roshe Run features an all-over “Hawaiian Camo” print made up of a bold colors. Available now at UBIQ Walnut and right here at UBIQlife.com, along with many more new Roshe Run styles. Continue reading
Lebron James. His name alone brings about mass hysteria, and his shoes are almost as famous as he is. The Nike LeBron X EXT has been released in wild variations of color, and now they’ve hit the bull’s-eye with a simple “Hazelnut Nubuck” arrangement. Accents of aqua blue tongue and laces with clear midsoles make this a simple yet appeasing shoe. The Nike LeBron X EXT “Hazelnut Nubuck” will be available at UBIQ Walnut Saturday 7.6.13. Continue reading
The Swingman line keeps upgrading its’ hybrid silhouettes, but this latest release just added a juicy new colorway and sleek dark toned to counterpart. The first is the Air Max 360 Diamond Griff “Watermelon”, incorporating the summer fruit into every aspect of its color choices, a rind-like green and white upper is accented with black and bright red details throughout, with fruit flesh pink on the midsole and outsole. To contrast the bright colors of the “Watermelon”, the Air Max 360 Diamond Griff “Black-White/Wolf Grey” slips into summer in a rather subdued monotoned color-combo that takes on the spirit of the Chicago White Sox uniforms (Griffey was with the White Sox, remember?). Continue reading
Foamposites have become a household item. Not only is it a revered sneaker but it has a strong NBA lineage. Penny Hardaway first wore them in the Royal Blue and black colorway that complimented his Orlando Magic uniform in 1997. Rightfully it earned the title of “Sport Royal” due to its majestic colorway. The Foam technology part of the “Sport Royal” is a Royal blue while the rest of the shoe including the laces is a wolf grey color with an icy gum sole to freshen up the look. You can add the Nike Air Foamposite One “Sport Royal” to your collection tomorrow Saturday June 29th for $230. Continue reading
Different colorway previews of the Air Pippen 1’s have been surfacing all over the Internet, but the Air Pippen 1 “Midnight Navy” is the first of many to release. What’s really ill about this shoe is the fact that the Midnight Navy upper keeps a certain consistency while the iridescent squiggly bubble underlays have a wild cosmic look to them. While also complimented by teal and yellow details, the jewel-like multicolored underlay definitely puts the icing on the cake. Nothing on this shoe seems amiss or out of place. While the brilliance of the Air Pippen 1 “Midnight Navy” can be discussed for years, less talk and more action is the only method to get these keepsakes. Available today Friday June 28, 2013. Continue reading