The Latest News & Views
Limited Editions of the adidas T-MAC 6 Hit Maui
adidas rolls out two special colorways of the T-MAC 6 for teams headed to the 2006 EA Sports Maui Invitational and makes 125 of each available to the public — a limited-edition colorway of the Campus LT also breaks cover.
Air Jordan III, IV, V, VI and XX = Jordan Spiz’ike
A veritable who’s who in the history of Jordan comes together to roll out a new shoe celebrating acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee’s association with the Brand, while also contributing to the creation of a Film Institute at Morehouse College, Lee’s undergraduate alma mater.
Las Vegas Competition Recap
SC’s own Kerstin Donzey provides a recap of the epic Sole Collector + NIKETOWN Sneaker Comp National Championships in steamy Las Vegas. Get a taste for the event or relive it here.
SC + NIKETOWN Sneaker Competition — Las Vegas
Mark your calendar now for the hottest event to hit the sneakerhead scene this century — click the link above for details.
The wind will be blowing and the rain will be pouring, but the crazy heat on display at NIKETOWN Seattle on Friday, March 17th will warm you up right quick. The fun starts at 10pm, but get there early for a shot at picking up some ultra-limited kicks for your own collection.
Hoops legend Michael Jordan puts his name and his pen to work to help Habitat for Humanity rebuild homes and communities destroyed by the devastating hurricane.
Based on the popular TV ad campaign, the All-Star Edition of ‘Athlete LeBron’ will be released on February 15; the full series of The LeBrons — including Business, Wise, and Kid — to hit hobby shops and other retailers in April.
To commemorate Miami HEAT Guard Dwyane Wade’s appearance in the 2006 NBA All-Star Game in Houston, Converse has created a limited edition two-pack with footwear inspired by one of the NBA’s most exciting players.
Sole Collector @ LAX — 02.07.06
Come celebrate the release of our Air Jordan XXI issue at one of the hottest clubs in Hollywood. Rub shoulders with fellow ’heads and the Sole Collector crew, and see some ultra-rare Jordan heat hand picked from the collections of Retrokid and Team 909. Crazy beats will be droppin’ all night long and, best of all, the party is free!
Our man AG sits down with Plug Two, one-third of the legendary De La Soul, to talk music past, music present and, of course, shoes, starting with the group’s collaboration with Nike SB.
The ASICS® GEL-Kinsei was born as a mission to be the ultimate adaptable “smart” shoe, positioned in a brand new category, even a notch above the legendary GEL-Kayano®. Learn more about ASICS’ most technologically advanced shoe, ever.
Next-generation technology creates breakthrough shoe cushioning system — no foam, just 360 degrees of Nike Air; National Ad Campaign to Feature Alex Rodriquez, Amare Stoudamire and Other Elite Nike Athletes Running and Training on ‘Air’
According to our man Anthony Gilbert, Nike’s latest generation of boot offerings — the Air GoaPath II, Air Baltoro, Air Baltoro II and Air Max GoaDome — are the real deal. Need proof? Just hang for a minute in Prince George’s County, DC or Northern VA, says AG, and you’ll see all the proof you need.
The sun will be shining, but not as brightly as the heat on display at NIKETOWN Miami on Friday, January 20th. The fun starts at 10pm, but get there early for a shot at picking up some ultra-limited kicks for your own collection.
Walt “Clyde” Frazier… they just don’t make ’em like that anymore. Read up for some backstory on Clyde the shoe, Clyde the man and Clyde the legend delivered courtesy our man Scott Tufts.
Breakdown: Blue Ribbon Sports
“Remember where you came from. Know where you’ve been.” BRS takes Nike back to their roots to create some of the hottest fashions to match your hottest kicks. Retrokid gets the inside story on the collective and delivers it, Sole Collector style.
SC + NIKETOWN Sneaker Competition — NYC
The moon will be full and so will the house — come out to NIKETOWN NYC on Wednesday, November 16th and see the best of Gotham’s rare, vintage and custom kicks!
Help Make a Difference
This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, learn what Foot Locker is doing to make a difference in the fight against the disease and find out what you can do to help!
Retrokid’s Complete, Uncut and Uncensored Interview with
The skate legend and lifetime Laker fan sounds off on everything from wannabe skaters, made-for-TV competitions, having a signature shoe and just about anything else you can think of. Sensitive readers be forewarned — Koston makes extensive use of certain four-letter words.
Converse Announces Long-Term Relationship With Basketball Superstar Dwyane Wade
Converse announces a long-term, strategic partnership with professional basketball star Dwyane Wade to create footwear, apparel and equipment for America’s first basketball brand.
AND1 Mixtape Tour 2005
Stan Chiao and Retrokid report on the AND1 Mixtape Tour 2005, including an interview with Spyda, who talks about life on the tour and drops some advice to aspiring mixtape ballers.
adidas-Salomon to Acquire Reebok
adidas-Salomon to combine with Reebok and create a U.S. $11 billion footprint in the global athletic footwear, apparel and hardware markets — the industry shaking transaction is valued at U.S. $3.8 billion.
Whoa Nelly! Reebok Announces Partnership With Multi-Platinum Hip-Hop Sensation
Three-time Grammy Award winner Nelly and Reebok have announced a long-term partnership that includes a signature collection of athletic footwear, apparel and accessories.
The 10//2 Collection from Lance Armstrong and Nike
After a year of celebrating his LIVESTRONG
way of life through the sale of 50 million distinctive yellow wristbands, which raised $50 million for the Lance Armstrong Foundation, Nike and Lance have teamed to give the campaign a new direction.
SC + Niketown Sneaker Competition — Boston
Beantown ’heads best not sleep because Sole Collector is coming to town and we’re bringing the heat! Friday, August 19th is the date and Niketown Boston is the place. Click the link above for more.
Sole Collector Seeks Out Serious Jordan ’Heads Who Are Also
If you you can bring the heat with your collection and
your game, we want to give you some shine in a special upcoming online feature.
Nike/MTV2 Battlegrounds Tryouts in NYC
Nike and MTV2 are scouring New York to find the best young basketball players for the popular television program Battlegrounds. Show your stuff this Saturday, June 11th and you might win the opportunity to represent the NYC.
Stevie Williams Interview
Philadelphia’s homegrown skater talks with Retrokid about DGK, how he got his start as a pro and what it’s like to be signed as Reebok’s first skater.
NBA Legends Get the McFarlane Treatment
AG delivers the scoop on McFarlane Toys’ latest venture onto the hardwood: the NBA Legends series, which includes remarkably lifelike miniature renditions of Larry Bird, Wilt Chamberlain, Julius Erving, Pete Maravich, Willis Reed and Bill Walton.
The Man, the Myth, Mark Smith
Retrokid sits down with Mark Smith, the visionary design talent who’s had a hand in many of the shoes you most covet.
Retrokid’s Complete Interview with Sandy Bodecker, the Man
Behind Nike SB
In a airjordannikes.com Web exclusive, get the full text of Retrokid’s interview with the man who makes Nike skateboarding go.
Recap of the Hawaii Shoe Collection Competition
Steve delivers a recap from the road and tells us that Hawaii brought the heat — and he’s not talking about the weather. Everyone was expecting a great event, but the Hawaii event turned into something truly special. Click the link above for a recap along with photos.
Recap of the Chicago “LeBron Chambers of Fear” Event
The Windy City ain't no joke! Check out our recap of the Chicago event to see what went down and, if you weren't there, what you missed.