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First Look At The Vans Harry Potter Sneakers

Vans’ highly anticipated Harry Potter collection is almost here and the popular sneaker brand posted a pic online to provide a glimpse into their upcoming magical footwear line.

The Gryffindor Sk8-Hi comes with a lion crest as well as red and gold stripes indicative of the house’s colors. The Slytherin Era boasts an appropriate green and black faux snakeskin upper. Ravenclaw’s Authentic is adorned in a blue checkerboard design and a crest-branded tongue, while the Hufflepuff Slip-On shows off a black suede upper with the house’s name and crest emblazoned on the front.

Additional shoe styles are expected to be announced soon along with a selection of men’s and women’s apparel and accessories. Pricing and release information are forthcoming.

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Nike Announces Adapt BB: Their $350 iPhone-Controlled Self-Adjusting Basketball Shoes

Today Nike announced new iPhone-controlled self-adjusting basketball shoes based on its latest FitAdapt technology. 

Nike’s first smart shoe designed for on-court performance, the Nike Adapt BB delivers a consistent, customized fit that’s unique to every basketball player. With the Nike Adapt app, set and save your favorite fits, customize the lights and download updates to continuously improve your experience.

The Nike Adapt BB shoes feature an advanced power-lacing system with a custom motor that senses the tension needed by the foot and adjusts accordingly to ensure a snug fit. Using buttons on the shoe or the Nike Adapt app for smartphones, basketball players can adjust the fit on the fly during a game. 

The shoes are equipped with a 505 mAh battery that can last between 10 and 20 days and charge wirelessly on Nike’s shoe-sized Qi-compatible mat in three hours. 

The shoes are priced at $350 in the United States and will begin shipping on February 16, according to Nike’s online store.

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Vans Joins Forces With Marvel

Sharing a rich heritage rooted in creative expression and empowerment, Vans and Marvel join forces once again to launch their largest collaboration to date. Celebrating the “Off The Wall” Super Heroes of the Marvel Universe, Vans introduces an extensive range of co-branded footwear, apparel and accessories featuring an all-star roster of iconic personas including The Avengers, Black Panther, Deadpool, Iron Man, Hulk and more! The Vans x Marvel collection is an epic collaboration for the ages, assembling a massive line-up of 70-plus styles for fans of all ages.

The Vans x Marvel collection kicks off with a selection of footwear inspired by The Avengers. Representing the Super Hero squad, a custom Old Skool has been outfitted with a unique color story to symbolize key members; a vivid blue toe-box and shield graphic heel counter are a nod to Captain America while the shoe tongue has been reimagined to mimic a piece of Iron Man’s high-tech suit of armor. Finishing details include a silver leather wing Sidestripe that takes styling cues from the all-mighty Thor and a brightly colored outsole that don Hulk’s signature green and purple tones. The Authentic presents a more subtle aesthetic, showcasing additional Marvel Super Heroes such Black Panther, Black Widow and Spider-Man in an allover print that also matches back to a selection of men’s t-shirts, hat, sandal and sock options as well as a special checkered apparel pack just for women. 

Black Panther, Hulk and Spider-Man are seen once again in the collection with their own dedicated capsules. Stylized with heavy-duty ripstop, claw-like hardware and embossed embellishments, the Black Panther Sk8-Hi references King T’Challa’s vibranium suit. Black Panther makes another appearance on the Vans x Marvel short sleeve tee and Torrey jacket, combining classic comic book artwork with vintage Vans graphics. The Classic Slip-On showcases Hulk’s amazing strength as his feet burst through the checkerboard pattern of Vans’ cherished lace-free sneaker. Hulk fans can rejoice in building an incredible head-to-toe look, as he has his own hat, t-shirt and sock styles while She Hulk makes her debut on the Vans x Marvel Pull Over Hoodie and short sleeve tee. Spider-Man’s superhuman abilities are on full display across the Classic Slip-On sneaker and Slide-On sandal while his spider web motifs and core colors influence the design of additional men’s, women’s and kid’s apparel and accessory pieces. Like a true arch nemesis, Venom counters Spider-Man’s vivid colors with a small-yet-sinister apparel offering that features the symbiotic Super Villain’s menacing grin. Deadpool makes a surprise cameo in the Vans x Marvel collection with a special colorway of the Sk8-Hi. Detailed in durable red and black leather, Vans’ coveted high-top is inspired by Deadpool’s suit, with weapons such as the katana and ninja stars embedded in its build for added protection against foes. 

The women of Marvel present their own ensembles within the Vans x Marvel collection, showcasing upgraded materials, rare patterns and signature colors across the assortment of women’s apparel, accessories and footwear. The Classic Slip-On pays homage to Black Widow with sleek nylon uppers and a beveled outsole in an all-black colorway like her bodysuit. A rubberized Black Widow logo is outlined in red for a subtle contrast and ballistic canvas quarter panels put the finishing touches on this stealthy style. Captain Marvel’s heroic hues empower the Sk8-Hi with red suede and blue canvas uppers while gold covers the Sidestripe and accents the back-heel counter with a cut-out eight-point star, Captain Marvel’s cherished emblem. Captain Marvel makes her apparel debut on a pullover, ringer tee and crew tee in her own “Off The Wall” logo pose; her suit’s colors and iconography inspire brand new backpack and crew sock accessories. The women of Marvel team up for a special, graphic-focused capsule that includes the Authentic, Slide-On sandal and an assortment of women’s apparel and accessories. The action-packed allover print features memorable heroines such as Medusa, Scarlet Witch, Storm and more!

Kids and toddlers can get in on the action with their own apparel and footwear styles from the Vans x Marvel collection. Highlights from the assortment includes kids-only footwear styles including the Sk8-Hi Zip featuring Spider-Man, Authentic featuring the women of Marvel pattern in full color and the Classic Slip-On showcasing Baby Groot across Vans’ iconic checkerboard motif.

For a limited time, Vans Customs will offer three exclusive Vans x Marvel prints that will allow you to create your very own Vans x Marvel designs. To create your very own pair of Vans x Marvel Customs please visit vans.com/customs beginning June 8.

The Vans x Marvel collection will be available to shop at Vans retail stores and select locations globally beginning June 8. Visit www.Vans.com/Marvel for up-to-date news on the release and join the conversation online by using #VansxMarvel on social media. 

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PF Flyers 25th Anniversary Sandlot Center Hi

The Secret Weapon. The shoes that turned Benny “The Jet” Rodriquez into a legend. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the iconic 1993 baseball film, The Sandlot, PF Flyers is excited to introduce The Limited Edition 25th Anniversary Sandlot Center Hi.

Featuring a printed medial ankle patch and retro-styled shoe box authentic to version worn by Benny, this shoe was produced in a limited run and is an essential for any baseball fan. “Run Faster, Jump Higher”.

Order HERE for $70.

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Nike’s Self-Lacing HyperAdapt Sneaker Will Cost You $720

Nike revealed the price of its first self-lacing athletic shoe, the HyperAdapt 1.0 — a whopping $720.

Customers can book appointments there to try them on, or wait until later in December, when the sneakers are available at other stores and via the Nike+ app.

Select Nike+ app users will get early access to purchase the shoe on Nov. 28 for a limited time.

The black/white-blue lagoon color scheme will be available on Dec. 1 and a metallic silver/black-white sneaker will roll out later in the month.

The Nike HyperAdapt is the first self-lacing athletic shoe that Nike has released to the general public. It’s different from the Nike Mag, which is a replica of the self-lacing shoes worn by Marty McFly in “Back to the Future.” Only 89 pairs of the Nike Mag were made available to fans via lottery.

The HyperAdapt sneakers will be lightweight and rechargeable. The self-lacing mechanism of the shoe works more like automatic buckling — the way snow boots or roller blades tighten.

“When you step in, your heel will hit a sensor and the system will automatically tighten. Then there are two buttons on the side to tighten and loosen. You can adjust it until it’s perfect,” said Nike senior innovator Tiffany Beers.

LED lights in the sole of the shoe display the shoe’s battery life, which lasts about two weeks. (Reprinted from CNN Money)

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How You Can Get A Pair of Nike Mag “Back To The Future” Shoes

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Nike announced plans to release 89 pairs of the “Nike Mag” shoe through an online draw. The shoes light up and feature adaptive lacing—which lets a wearer push a button to tighten or loosen a shoe—making it a true replica to the footwear from the 1989 film Back to the Future Part II.

Contestants can pay $10 to enter the drawing, which will count as a donation to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. There’s no limit to the amount of tickets one can buy, so buying more gives the aspiring sneakerhead a greater chance of winning.

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All of proceeds from the 2016 drawing—which runs from Oct. 4 through Oct. 11—will go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, and one pair of Nike Mag shoes will also be auction live in three locations: Hong Kong, London, and New York.

You can sign up for the online draw HERE

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Nike Chicken & Waffles Themed Sneakers

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Nike has created the “chicken and waffles” themed SB Dunk High sneaker and it will be available at select Nike SB stockists on April 2nd.

The shoe features a waffle texture on the upper part of the show along with a “dripping” syrupy Swooshes. They also include chicken and waffles graphics on the insoles. It’s the most delicious-looking shoe ever made!

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Nike’s “Back To The Future” Self-Lacing Shoe, The HyperAdapt 1.0, Will Ship In 2016

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Nike has announced the HyperAdapt 1.0, the first performance vehicle for Nike’s latest platform breakthrough, adaptive lacing.

“When you step in, your heel will hit a sensor and the system will automatically tighten,” explains Tiffany Beers, Senior Innovator, Nike, Inc., and the project’s technical lead. “Then there are two buttons on the side to tighten and loosen. You can adjust it until it’s perfect.”

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The Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 (Price TBD) will be available ONLY to members of Nike+ beginning Holiday 2016 in three colors. To become a Nike+ member and sign up for notifications about the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0, go to Nike.com.

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