“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.
When it comes to big sports brands in skateboarding, people tend to gravitate towards the remakes of old classics rather than the freshly designed “skate” shoes. With Nike SB in particular, the popularity of their original SB models such as the Bruin pales in comparison to reworked classics such as the Dunk or the Blazer. One exception to the rule is the Janoski. Between skateboarders and collectors, this shoe definitely give those other two a run for their money. The shoe is the result of Stefan Janoski, a skater’s skater, remaining steadfast that Nike give him the shoe he designed as he designed it. His stubbornness paid off, because not only has the Janoski become a skate staple since its release in 2009, shoe collectors and Nike enthusiasts have also shown it a ton of love. We’re excited to see his Nike SB Stefan Janoski ‘Blue Digi Floral’ making its rounds starting September 27th, hot on the heels of his ‘Pink Digi Floral,’ which dropped this past Spring. Continue reading
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
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
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
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