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Any associations you might have with Nike eyewear might be subverted by these sporty lenses. The Nike Windshield Elite sunglasses are an ultra-lightweight option that you can wear outdoors while working out but honestly they look incredible paired with any number of sportswear/streetwear fits. I really like this orange and white colorway, but there’s some other fun options as well. The Nike Low Light Tint brightens shadows and enhances ambient light at night so they also do have a functional aspect. Available at Nike Vision and other eyewear outlets.

 

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The simple beige colorway dubbed ‘Acorn’ has finally made a return. A grail for my OG Nike AF1 collectors, it still looks as good as ever. The low AF1 features a canvas and buffed leather upper.  The sneaker also features a padded collar and a grained leather Swoosh appliqué at sides.

Available at SSENSE

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This is a pretty out there item by Nike standards. Part of the ISPA line, this military styled vest is available in an excellent Medium Khaki colorway. Made from a green nylon/cotton blend, the vest zips-up with multiple cargo pockets. Part of Nike’s Sportswear’s special projects ISPA division (whose tenets are Improvise, Scavenge, Protect, Adapt).

Available at Notre

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The Nike Air Max Plus is a sneaker I can’t get away from. It’s just such a striking design but it varies a lot colorway to colorway. I’ll usually spot one or two a year I’ll want to add to my collection and this one definitely is in that category. It’s a simple gradient design with a hit of sliver on the heel and a green outline on the midsole and swoosh. Definetly one of my favorite Air Max releases in recent history.

It’s available through eBay.

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For whatever reason its harder to find a solid , staple hoodie than it should be. This fleece-lined hoodie from Nike ACG offers up cozy comfort without over-doing it on the details. Bungee-style drawstrings and rib knit cuffs and an embroidered logo on the chest help differentiate this hoodie from the pack. Available at SSENSE.

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Undefeated is returning in 2021 with another big Nike collab, once again choosing the Air Max 97 as their sneaker of choice.  This sneaker  “Sail,” has not yet been seen outside of the mock-up pictured below but there are two revealed colorways to date. This blue, yellow and sail colorway which gives off a heavy UCLA vibe but there are also two other colorways which are reviewed below. There’s a tonal low-key khaki green variation as well as a volt green and black variant.

Nike has stated that the white Undefeated x Nike Air Max 97 will release on Jan. 8 for $180 on the SNKRS app.

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Nike hasn’t shown the Air max 97 a lot of love in 2020 but this subtle variation on the model is on the way later this year.  The “light bone” colorway takes away some of the flashiness we tend to associate with the Air Max 97 with a muted pale upper that contrasts with an all black sole and midsole. The simple two tone style just works and will be releasing later this year at select Nike stockists.

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Zoom Air has become Nike’s premier cushioning system in their cutting edge running program and they’ve taken that technology to present an eye catching design in the form of the Nike Zoom Double Stacked. In particular this ‘barely volt’ color way of the shoe hides some of the swoosh branding and juxtaposes it against the striking wedge-like double sole. There’s Zoom cushioning in the sole and the breathable mesh makes this a comfortable summer choice.  Look for these to drop on July 2 through select Nike outlets.

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Finding the right hat for running and the approaching spring weather proves more difficult than you’d imagine. Luckily Gyakusou has released one of the best hats of the season, utilizing ripstop material and a mesh back design. Engineered for performance, this ‘NRG Tailwind’ cap is made from lightweight, breathable ripstop with mesh panels for optimized airflow. Using colors from the season, this item drops alongside other notable items including the Zoom Pegasus Turbo mesh sneakers.

Shop the collection at Mr.Porter and Nike.

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In the new year, it seems that Nike has renewed its focus on the classic Blazer model. Giving it proper attention means that Nike is set to released a Mid 77 Vintage version of the mode, in a “Lucid Green and Sail White” colorway. The sneaker attempts to re-capture the details of the original, down to the tongue and midsole. The grey suede really adds something to an otherwise clean color way. It’s nice to see that Nike is starting the year out with a focus on both their archives as well as new sneakers.

The aforementioned sneaker will hit the shelves of select Nike retailers including SJS at a retail of $100.


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