Alongside upcoming adidas and Air Jordan releases 2019, Nike will release this special SB Dunk High dubbed “Dog Walker” on April 20th, 2019. Unless you are an active participant in cannabis culture, perhaps you are not familiar with the term 420 or the significance of April 20th (4/20). “420” is essentially slang for the consumption of cannabis or marijuana and today, April 20th is celebrated within the cannabis culture as 420 or Weed Day. Some have even claimed that “420” is a police code used when approaching someone smoking marijuana. However, even a lot of cannabis smokers do not know how 420 and April 20 became associated with weed.
While there do not seem to be any Air Jordan releases for Easter so far, Nike is releasing an Air VaporMax 2019 and a Vapormax Flyknit 3. Last year, Nike released an “Easter” colorway of the Air Force 1 Low. It was a multicolored iteration that was dressed up in a combination of pastel hues, namely Barely Volt, Ice Blue, Hyper Turquoise and Sail. These hues actually appeared as a part of a unique patchwork design over its suede uppers. Since this was an Easter release, graphics of opened Easter eggs could be spotted on its insoles and tongues. This year, Nike seems to have two different Easter releases.
The adidas and Air Jordan releases arriving later this year will include this collaboratively designed Wacko Maria x Nike SB Stefan Janoski. It is the first time that Nike has collaborated with the Japanese streetwear brand. This year, Jordan Brand has released some rather unique iterations of the low-cut, skateboarding sneaker. It all started with a camo-covered iteration and another mid-top variation with fuzzy suede uppers, both of which debuted arrived at retailers in February. A “Golden Beige” and a “Multicolor” iteration hit the shelves last month. More recently, Jordan Brand also released a Premium “Desert Camo” iteration of the SB Stefan Janoski earlier this month.
The Air Max 98 “La Mezcia” designed by Gabrielle Serrano for the 2018 Nike: On Air Contest will be among upcoming Air Jordan releases 2019. Back in 2018, Nike hosted workshops for its On Air Contest in multiple cities, namely London, New York City, Paris, Shanghai, Seoul and Tokyo. Thousands of Nike fans attended those workshops and drew inspiration from their local communities to design a variety of different Air Max and Air VaporMax colorways. Gabrielle Serrano was one of the six winners, who then proceeded to create the first samples of their designs with the help of Nike designers and developers. Continue reading The Nike “On Air” Contest-Winning Air Max 98 “La Mezcla” Is Available
It seems that three brand new colorways of the Nike Vomero 5 running shoe will be accompanying this month’s upcoming Air Jordan releases 2019. Nike introduced the first Zoom Vomero running shoe back in 2006 with key features like internal EVA footbeds and Cushlon midsoles, each containing a full length Zoom Air unit. The Nike Zoom Vomero weighed just 11.8 ounces. With the exception of the Zoom Vomero 4, each consecutive model until the Zoom Vomero 5 continued to be lighter than its predecessor. Last month during his “Assassination Vacation” tour in Paris, Drake was spotted rocking a never-before-seen Nike Zoom Vomero 5 colorway.
Amidst the Air Jordan releases 2019 that recently hit the shelves, this Nike Air Max Plus “Palm” Pack arrived at retailers as well. The Nike Air Max Plus became somewhat of a cultural phenomenon soon after it debuted back in 1998. Ever since, Nike has released countless iteration and numerous variations of the Air Max Plus. It was veteran Nike designer Sean McDowell who designed the classic running shoe utilizing groundbreaking manufacturing techniques. It also introduced Tuned Air and thus, became known as “Tn.” The “Palm” Pack that just made its retail debut is a nod to the aesthetic influence behind the Air Max Plus.
Alongside upcoming Air Jordan releases 2019, Nike will be dropping the LeBron 3 “Home,” which is actually an OG colorway from 2005. You might be wondering how this could be an original colorway considering that the LeBron 3 just made its retail debut last year in the “Christ The King” colorway, but that is only partially true. With the exception of the “China Edition,” the “Home” colorway was actually the debut iteration of the Zoom LeBron III. It originally hit the shelves on November 12th, 2005 and retailed at a price of $125. The LeBron 3 can be regarded as a modern day reincarnation of the Zoom LeBron III.