Japanese NBA star and Washington Wizards power forward Rui Hachimura and Jordan Brand have released a collection of sweaters, shirts and footwear inspired by Hachimura’s Japanese roots.
The now sold-out Rui Hachimura x Jordan Brand collection, called “Black Samurai,” is Hachimura’s first full collection with the company. The Nike-produced line features four pieces of apparel and two pairs of sneakers. All of the items feature the kanji-inspired logo designed by Hachimura for his Jordan Brand partnership, which was announced in 2019.
- Cameron Look, who goes by “Koolmac” on Instagram, posted pictures on Monday to showcase the boba tea-inspired Air Jordan 36 Low sneakers he designed in official collaboration with the Jordan brand.
- The artist told NextShark that talks about the project began in late 2021: “It definitely took some time, but it was well worth the wait. The creative process is always fun.”
- On Sunday, Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum was spotted rocking the Koolmac-designed shoes during a game against the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA Playoffs.
- “I’ve built a strong relationship with Jayson over the past four years when he trains in L.A. during the off-season with Drew Hanlen,” Koolmac said. “The colorway was perfect since he plays for the Boston Celtics, and the timing couldn’t have been better given the fact that it’s both NBA playoffs and AAPI Heritage Month.”
Asian American basketball photographer Koolmac finally achieved his dream of designing his own Jordan sneakers.
Cameron Look, who goes by “Koolmac” on Instagram, posted pictures on Monday to showcase the boba tea-inspired Air Jordan 36 Low sneakers he designed in collaboration with the Jordan brand.
Sneakerheads are pumped for the new Nike x Hello Kitty Air Prestos sneakers collaboration.
Those who missed out 18 years ago on the infamous first Nike x Hello Kitty sneakers collab — which is just about everyone — will have another chance to obtain a pair of Hello Kitty sneakers late next month. Official images of the new Hello Kitty x Nike Air Prestos collaboration to be released next month have been unveiled.
- Nike and Adidas used to top China’s sneaker market but quickly ceased to dominate following the Xinjiang cotton controversy in early 2021.
- Both brands have released statements denouncing forced labor and maintaining that they have no connections to the region facing such allegations.
- Local Chinese brands Li Ning and Anta, which have offered support to Xinjiang cotton production, now dominate the country’s sneaker market.
Chinese consumers are no longer patronizing Nike and Adidas like they used to, a trend that is purportedly driven by nationalistic rejection of forced labor accusations against the country.
The insight comes from a new analysis by Bloomberg, which pointed to the Xinjiang cotton crisis in early 2021 as a “watershed moment.”
Play Academy, which Osaka created with Nike and Laureus Sport for Good, aims to improve young girls’ lives through grants and capacity-building training that boost their access and participation to sport.
A new ad from Nike Japan has ignited controversy for shedding light on the bullying and racism faced by minorities in the country.
The two-minute commercial, titled “Keep Moving: Yourself, the Future,” shows three young female soccer athletes from different backgrounds and is reportedly based on “real-life experience of athletes.”
Nike has released its Chinese New Year 2020 ad that plays on the red envelope culture of many Chinese people around the world during this festive time of the year.
The ad starts off at the scene of a family gathering when an auntie approaches a little girl and hands her a red envelope. However, the girl’s mother tells her not to accept it.
Pictures of Nike’s limited edition Air Force 1 Low for Chinese New Year 2020 have been released as part of its “Year of the Rat” collection.
The Chinese New Year 2020 edition of Nike’s Air Force 1 Low will come in white, featuring Chinese patterns and designs, with the iconic leather Swoosh logos printed on the sides, according to Sneakerbardetroit.
A young female athlete in the Philippines recently won multiple gold medals for her school during a provincial sports fest despite not having proper running shoes.
Rhea Ballos, an 11-year-old student of Salvacion Elementary School in Balasan, Iloilo, was only wearing bandages around her feet when she competed at the Iloilo Schools Sports Council Meet.
PEACEMINUSONE, the label of Big Bang’s G-Dragon, is rumored to be working with footwear manufacturing company Nike for a limited-time sneakers collaboration.
Images of a new low cut Nike sneaker, called the PEACEMINUSONE x Air Force 1 ‘07 “Para?Noise,” recently popped up on several shoe insiders’ Instagram accounts, according to Hypebeast.
Supreme is set to launch their highly-anticipated collaboration with Nike on Thursday, May 23.
The streetwear apparel collection will be available in Supreme stores in New York, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, London, Paris, and online starting on May 23 but it won’t be available in Japan until May 25.
A new variant for Nike’s Air Jordan line is being released on March 10 — the Air Jordan III “Seoul” which is heavily inspired by South Korea’s flag design.
This new model was created by Tinker Hatfield and Dan Sunwoo as part of a special project in Nike’s Innovation Kitchen, according to the company’s news release.