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Nike Is Celebrating “420 Day” WIth This Nike SB Dunk High “Dog Walker”

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.

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The origin of 420’s association with cannabis consumption dates back to 1971 to the San Rafael High School in Marin County, Calif. Five students from the school would convene by their campus’ statue of French chemist Louis Pasteur at 4:20 to smoke weed. 4:20 was the ideal time for them to indulge in some cannabis smoking as their school’s extracurricular activities would conclude by then. The names of those students were Dave Reddix, Jeffrey Noel, Larry Schwartz, Mark Gravich and Steve Capper and they were eventually nicknamed the “Waldos” since they gathered by a wall. 420 ended up becoming their codeword for weed.

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Nike has celebrated 420 Day previously too, with colorways like the “Cheech & Chong,” “Skunk” and “White Widow.” This SB Dunk High colorway is nicknamed “Dog Walker” because Dog Walker OG is the name of a potent cannabis strain. Taking a cue from its nickname, this iteration has a canine look with its multicolored uppers entirely covered in pony hair. The side panels are even feature a Dalmatian print, while its Red-colored nylon Nike “Swoosh” logos are meant to resemble a dog’s leash. Furthermore, pictures of dogs can be cover the insoles while a dog poop graphic with the “SB” branding can be spotted over the inner tongue tags.

There do not seem to be any upcoming adidas and Air Jordan releases 2019 that are celebrating 420 Day, but you’ll be able to rock this Nike SB Dunk High “Dog Walker” while smoking weed.

Nike SB Dunk High “Dog Walker”
Color: Multicolor/Multicolor
Style Code: BQ6827-300
Release Date: April 20, 2019
Retail Price: $110

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This Air VaporMax 2019 & Vapormax Flyknit 3 Are Nike’s Easter Releases

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.

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The first is a WMNS colorway of the Nike Air VaporMax 2019 that has been dubbed “Teal Tint.” It appears to be an almost tonal iteration. However, despite looking tonal, its synthetic infused uppers are actually dressed up in multiple yet similar hues. These primarily include the Teal Tint hue it gets its nickname from, along with Hyper Turquoise and Tropical Twist. White can be spotted over all of the branding, both on the insoles and the uppers. Instead of contrasting with the uppers, its soles match the uppers and are tonal as well since they are entirely covered in Teal Tint too. 

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Also joining any potential Air Jordan releases this Easter is the Nike Vapormax Flyknit 3.0 WMNS colorway you see above. Its color scheme could be compared to that of last year’s Air Force 1 Low “Easter” iteration due to the pastel palette it appears to be sporting. All of the hues that can be spotted over its Flyknit uppers are soft and subtle, and include Barely Volt, Diffused Taupe and Pink Tint. While its Vapormax soles with full-length Air units are completely translucent, a few of the same hues can be spotted over it too. Nike may have drawn inspiration from Easter candy and Easter eggs for this iteration.

Nike Air VaporMax 2019 WMNS "Teal Tint"
Color: Teal Tint/Hyper Turquoise/Off White/Tropical Twist
Style Code: CI9903-300
Release Date: Available NOW
Retail Price: $190
Nike Vapormax Flyknit 3.0 WMNS
Color: Barely Volt/Diffused Taupe-Pink Tint
Style Code: AJ6910-700
Release Date: April 18th, 2019
Retail Price: $190

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A Leopard Print Covers This Wacko Maria x Nike SB Stefan Janoski

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.

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It was back in 2004 when Atsuhiko Mori and Keiji Ishizuka launched Wacko Maria. Both of them happen to be former J1 League football players and teammates. Before introducing the streetwear label, Atsuhiko and Keiji opened the Rock Steady bar, which is currently the Wacko Maria showroom. Today, Wacko Maria is recognized as a cult brand since it brings together genuine Japanese craftsmanship with inspiration from art, design, film and music. Atsuhiko and Keiji are particularly inspired by American culture, film, music, photography and women. Wacko Maria has its own line of ready-to-wear, contemporary urban apparel featuring classic menswear tailoring as well as other accessories.

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As mentioned, this is the first time that Nike and Wacko Maria have teamed up, but it seems that their first collaboration is going to be quite successful. The uppers of the SB Stefan Janoski are made up of suede and as you can see, Wacko Maria has entirely covered it in faded leopard print. However, its inner lining, laces, Nike “Swoosh” logos and tongues are all covered in contrasting Black, while its thick rubber soles are plain White. In addition to the “Nike SB” and “Stefan Janoski” branding, its heels feature Japanese characters and Wacko Maria’s “Guilty Parties” catchphrase can be spotted over the insoles.

Unlike upcoming Air Jordan releases 2019, there is currently no release date for this leopard print-covered Wacko Maria x Nike SB Stefan Janoski, so keep checking back for more updates.

Wacko Maria x Nike SB Stefan Janoski
Color: Linen/Off Noir-White-Black
Style Code: 845711-200

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The Nike “On Air” Contest-Winning Air Max 98 “La Mezcla” Is Available

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

The Nike Zoom Vomero 5 Is Arriving In Three New Colorways In April 2019

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.

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The Nike Zoom Vomero made its retail debut back in 2010. The running shoe has a weight of just 11.6 ounces. Compared to the Vomero models before it, the midfoot of the Vomero 5 was completely redesigned so that a smooth transition would be possible from a heel strike through toe-off. The Vomero 5 was also the first model from the line to have a separate Zoom Air unit in the forefoot and heel of each shoe. Hence, the softness of its cushioning system has been referred to as “pillowy.” Following the debut of the Vomero 5, Nike released three other Vomero models.

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All three of these Nike Zoom Vomero 5 iterations have uppers made up of mesh and TecTuff leather. 3M accents add a bit of a common reflective touch to their varying color schemes. One is dressed up in a combination of Black, Dark Grey and White, the second in Black, Racer Blue and White, and the third is dressed up in Black Electric Green and Sail. Of course, each shoe of all three iterations is equipped with the individual Zoom Air cushioning units in the forefoot and heel. These three new Nike Zoom Vomero 5 colorways will make their retail debut among the Air Jordan releases 2019 next week.

Nike Zoom Vomero 5 SE SP
Color: Dark Grey/Black-White
Stlye Code: CI1694-001
Release Date: April 18th, 2019
Retail Price: $160
Nike Zoom Vomero 5 SE SP
Color: White/Racer Blue-Black
Style Code: CI1694-200
Release Date: April 18th, 2019
Retail Price: $160
Nike Zoom Vomero 5 SE SP
Color: Electric Green/Black-Sail
Style Code: CI1694-300
Release Date: April 18th, 2019
Retail Price: $160

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The Nike Air Max “Palm” Pack Made Its Retail Debut On April 10th 2019

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.

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It may seem hard to believe but Sean McDowell came up with the concept for the Air Max Plus while spending time at the beaches of Florida. More specifically, he was inspired by the swaying palm trees that he saw “blowing in the wind” one evening around dusk. He immediately sketched the palm trees and that sketch was eventually transformed into the quarter panel of the Air Max Plus. For the shank of the Air Max Plus, he drew inspiration from a whale’s tale and simply modified it. As mentioned, the Air Max Plus debuted featuring the “Tn” branding, signifying that it was equipped with Nike’s Tuned Air cushioning.

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One of these two Air Max Plus iterations sports a darker color scheme, while the other one has a lighter one. The darker one is dressed up in a combination of Blue, Navy and White, while the lighter one is dressed up in Green and White. Metallic Silver-colored overlays appear on both iterations and their midsoles are plain White. Another common detail that these two share is the Orange- and Red-colored accents that can be spotted over the media sides of the Air Max pod in the heels. This is apparently inspired by the original “Sunset” colorway of the Air Max Plus from 1998.

Nike Air Max Plus "Palm" Pack
Color: Blue/Navy/White
Release Date: April 10th, 2019 (NOW Available)
Retail Price: $160
Nike Air Max Plus "Palm" Pack
Color: Green/Green/White
Release Date: April 10th, 2019 (NOW Available)
Retail Price: $160

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The Nike LeBron 3 Is Arriving In The OG “Home” Colorway In April 2019

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.

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The Zoom LeBron III was an extremely stable basketball sneaker as it was equipped with carbon-fiber shanks that were paired with a Pebax shell “foot-bucket” in each shoe. The Pebax shell also offered support to and reinforced its almost full-length Zoom Air unit, so even heavier basketball players could comfortably and securely play in it. Its exterior straps were not completely stitched, so the sneaker moved according to the wearer’s feet. Last but not least, its traction was even better than its predecessor due to the deep, longitudinal grooves in its rubber outsoles. The LeBron 3 is essentially the same sneaker, but more of a revived version.

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The Nike LeBron 3 “Home” looks exactly like the original. Its leather uppers are still dressed up in the same Black and White combination. Namely, Black covers the upper half, the inner lining, laces and tongues with the “Lion Head” logo, while the lower half is plain White. Black can also be spotted around the heels and toeboxes, and over Nike “Swoosh logos and the little badge that features LeBron James’ branding. The only different between the original and this year’s version is the shade of red used. Instead of Varsity Red, the entire Zoom Air unit of each shoe is covered in Varsity Crimson, which is brighter.

Nike LeBron 3 “Home”
Color: White/Black-Varsity Crimson
Style Code: AO2434-101
Release Date: April 11th, 2019
Retail Price: $175

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