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Nike To Release ‘De La Soul’ SB Dunks… Again

Sneakerheads rejoice! For the first time since 2005 Nike is going to release two new versions of their infamous De La Soul SB Dunks.

Details emerged today in an exclusive a piece by Matt Welty over at Complex about the re-release of the iconic sneaker and De La Soul’s influence on the early 90’s skate culture.

These joints are sure to go fast! The Nike Dunk High Premium SB ‘De La Soul’ will release 2/12 in North America and 2/13 worldwide, and will retail at $150.

The Nike Dunk Low Premium SB ‘De La Soul’ will release 5/16 worldwide and retail at $135.

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Kobe X (Detailed Images)

Sneakerheads and fellow bball players out there, this Saturday marks the first release of the Kobe X. Quite clearly, the 10th collaboration between Kobe Bryant and Nike, the “5 AM Flight” colorway is the first of 5 and above is a detailed look with the ultra-clean Nike Lab photos above.

I appreciate the inspirations behind the shoe’s design and color as Nike, much like adidas with Derrick Rose, channels some of the finer inspirations or events of the athlete into the shoe. The “5 AM Flight” takes inspiration from Kobe’s viral Vine of him high diving into a pool while rehabbing his torn achilles two summers ago.

Kobe himself and designer Eric Avar, lead designer of the Kobe series and the Huaraches before that, discuss the inspirations, technology, and collaborating on a fishing trip amongst other things in this interesting podcast below. Kobe has a bunch of quotables, especially towards the end, extracted below. One quick one: his ideal way out is making a game-winner in Game 7 of the Finals. Not at home, but on the road. “There’s nothing like being the villain. *chuckles*

For those lookin’ to cop, meet me Saturday at Nike.com at 9:05 CT 😀

On what he has left to play for:

Learning. Learning. It’s always that man. It’s always been the most fun. It’s figuring out the puzzle.

On what he would tell his younger self:

I wish I could take the way I see the game now and give it to me back then. But I gotta say, there’s something about not having perspective that gives you such a killer edge man. Being 21, 22 years old, not having perspective. You need to appreciate winning championships. You need to like appreciate where you are. There’s something about not having that perspective that makes you a stone cold killer.

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Kobe Bryant and lead designer, Eric Avar

Power Laces coming in 2015

Earlier today, Tinker Hatfield spoke at #AgendaEmerge in Long Beach, CA about design, innovation, and this news bomb: the Nike MAG is coming in 2015, complete with the technology for Power Laces.

Need a reminder? Hatfield designed these for Back to the Future II.

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Via Nice Kicks:

Tinker confirmed that his team is working as hard as possible to deliver the Nike MAG in 2015 with Power Laces, but also reminded us all that we still have “11 and two-thirds months left in 2015″.

Up next: the Cubs win the World Series this year!? Why stop with power laces, I say.

Supreme x Nike Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

Finally putting rumors to rest, Supreme officially releases the news of their Spring/Summer 2014 collaboration with Nike on the Air Foamposite 1. Having photos leak months prior, the set features baroque print sneakers in two colorways (Red and Black), a bold but not unusual concept led by New York brand Supreme. Although the sneakers already had dudes thirsting, Supreme and Nike also threw in some matching basketball jerseys and shorts (you know for all those who REALLY want to up their stunting game).

Info on Release: The collection to drops in-store at the brand’s New York, London and Los Angeles locations, and online on April 3. Japan can look forward to the release two days after on April 5.

Regardless of how gaudy the detailing appears to be, the hype behind this collaboration will surely have people pitching tents and filling coolers days before April 3. But hey, who can blame them? Not everyone can be the first to swag everyone out on Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, and probably revive Xanga to show off their new cops.

Good luck to those trying to get a piece of the collection for their Spring/Summer wardrobe. But side note, if any of y’all accidentally cop a size too small, I know an Asian mami in need of some new gear aka helpthisbrokeassbitchout.

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