Last year, it was Jordan Brand that released a “Chinese New Year” Pack commemorating the beginning of the Year of the Rooster. The pack consisted of special colorways of the Air Jordan 6 and the Air Jordan 32 Low. Both models featured nearly all–Black uppers with firework and traditional floral patterns embroidered onto them. While there was no collection from Nike, an Air Foamposite One “Chinese New Year” colorway was released back in February 2018. While its color scheme was different, it also featured similar firework graphics over its Foam shell uppers. For the 2019 “Chinese New Year” Pack, Nike has actually teamed up with both Converse and Jordan Brand.
2017 was the year that marked the debut of the Nike LeBron 15, which was designed by Jason Petrie. Through the LeBron 15, Nike also introduced two brand new technologies, namely Battleknit uppers and a cushioning system that combines Max Air and Zoom Air. Nike first released the LeBron 15 on October 28th, 2017 in an “Ashes” colorway that retailed at a price of $185. This year, Nike surprised everyone by also launching the “LeBron Watch” program that enabled them to own various LeBron 15 PE colorways that had been seen throughout 2018. It seems that Nike is bringing back the LeBron Watch program for a second 2018–2019 season.
Following the retail debut of the “Christ The King (CTK)” PE, the Nike Zoom LeBron 3 is arriving in another original (OG) colorway. Earlier this year, rumors began circulating that Nike was bringing back the Zoom LeBron 3 “Christ The King” PE and it would actually hit the shelves. Back in 2006 when Nike first introduced this Player Exclusive colorway, only family and friends of LeBron James and other NBA players received a pair. The Zoom LeBron 3 Christ The King” was finally released on September 6th, 2018, although exclusively in New York City, where it retailed for $175 via the Nike SNKRS app.
This Fall, the Nike Air Foamposite One “Habanero Red” made its retail debut on October 27th, 2018 at a price of $230. The Air Foamposite Pro also arrived at retailers earlier this month in a “Black Metallic Gold” colorway. As you can see, this is a nearly all-Black colorway, so its Foam shell uppers, inner lining, laces, overlays, pull tabs and rubber outsoles are all covered in Black. Metallic Gold can also be spotted over its carbon fiber midfoot plate, embroidered Nike “Swoosh” branding and the larger “Swoosh” emblem on the sides. The Air Foamposite Pro “Black Metallic Gold” retailed at a price of $230 on November 17th, 2018.
The PlayStation x Nike PG 2.5 that Paul George recently wore on the court will be making its retail debut next month. Paul George wore this special PG 2.5 pair during the recent game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors. With a score of 123–95, the visiting Thunder were victorious while the Warriors lost their fourth consecutive game. In addition to rocking the PlayStation-inspired sneaker, Paul George was also one of the best players on the court during this game. Fortunately, the PlayStation x Nike PG 2.5 that he wore is not a Player Exclusive and will soon be making its retail debut.
Nike‘s latest collection celebrating the opening of its new flagship store includes one of the latest Air Jordan releases 2018. Nike’s “House of Innovation 000” in New York City brings together the digital and physical realms of retail. This new “cross-category premium” store, which is located at 650 Fifth Avenue, is a six-storey building, with each level covering a space of 68,000 square feet. Its grand opening is taking place on November 15th, and it will remain open between 10 AM and 8 PM every day. In commemoration, Nike has put together a “Noise Cancelling” Collection comprising of five sneaker models, one of which is the Air Jordan 1 High.