Tag: Sneakers

Bish, I Be Running Week 8: Sneakers Don’t Fail Me Now

Running sneakers are expensive AF. There’s no way around it. Sneakers are critical to a marathoner’s race day success. As much as one’s body pounds the pavement during training, for race day, you gotta find a good sneaker—the right sneaker. Advertisement So pretty much, the options are: Sacrifice Beyoncé ticket money for a good running […]

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Lonzo Ball Had To Swap Pairs Of ZO2s Every Quarter During Summer League Because They Kept Ripping

Getty Image Lonzo Ball is getting a fresh start this summer. This isn’t just because he’s going to New Orleans as part of the Anthony Davis trade and will suit up for the Pelicans next season, either, because Ball cut ties with his family’s footwear and apparel company, Big Baller Brand, following some shady business […]

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Make Shoes in U.S., or Pay Tariffs? A Footwear Company Seeks a Third Option

Before the trade war threatened to upend everything, Lena Phoenix spent most of her hours puzzling over how to expand the thriving footwear business she and her husband had founded in their home in Colorado. Now, she is mostly consumed with finding a way around the tariffs that President Trump just imposed, bringing expensive complications. […]

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The Rumored Nike LeBron 17s Appear To Have Leaked And Look Similar To The 16s

Getty Image The looming start of the NBA season means a number of players who have signature sneakers are slated to release the latest editions of their kicks. Chief among these are LeBron James, who will drop his 17th signature shoe through Nike at some point during the offseason. We’ll have to wait for official […]

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Ranking The Sneakers In The Upcoming Kyrie Irving ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Collection

Nike Kyrie Irving and Nike have spent the last few years putting out consistently popular sneakers. While the base design on the Brooklyn Nets’ new point guard’s shoes are always solid, part of the reason Irving’s kicks are so great stem from the fact that they manage to have unique and fun colorways. The latest […]

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A Zion Williamson Signature Sneaker Could Come As Early As The 2020 All-Star Game

Getty Image Zion Williamson hasn’t played an NBA game yet, but the former Duke standout may already be in line to get an honor reserved for the biggest names in the sport. A new piece by Nick DePaula of ESPN highlighted the various ups and downs that came as sneaker companies made their pitches to […]

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Nike Announced A Collection Of Sneakers For The 2019 WNBA All-Star Game

Nike The WNBA All-Star Game is set to take place in Las Vegas this weekend. With teams led by Washington Mystics star Elena Delle Donne and Las Vegas Aces standout A’ja Wilson, Saturday afternoon’s matchup is sure to be a blast, even if the league is experimenting with some rather unconventional rules designed to speed […]

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Now Would Be an Opportune Time to Add LaVar Ball and His Big Baller Brand to Your List of Thoughts and Prayers

LaVar Ball attends week eight of the BIG3 three on three basketball league at Staples Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Sean M. Haffey (BIG3 for Getty Images) Once upon a 2017, Big Baller Brand was primed to become the next big thing. It had popular sports figures and celebrities like […]

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Debuted An ‘Alphabet Soup’ Colorway Of The Freak 1s

Nike Giannis Antetokounmpo and Nike have finally showed the world what the Greek Freak’s signature shoe looks like, and now we’re seeing some of the fun colorways they have planned for the shoe outside of its official releases. The Freak 1 was announced shortly after the season ended, giving us a first look at the […]

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#ImWithKap: Nike’s Market Value Jumps $3 Billion After Colin Kaepernick Gets Betsy Ross Sneakers Pulled From Shelves

Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer (Getty Images) Republicans have been big mad since Nike decided to pull its Betsy Ross-inspired Air Max 1 USA sneakers. But it turns out that being on the right side of history just netted the footwear and apparel company a cool $3 billion in market value. Who knew pissing off conservatives could […]

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Deshaun Watson Talks Fashion, Football, And Embracing Being An Underdog

Getty Image It was evident to anyone who watched him during his decorated career at Clemson, but after two years in the NFL, Deshaun Watson has established himself as a superstar. The Houston Texans’ signal caller just completed his second year under center and put forth the best quarterbacking season in franchise history, completing 68.3 […]

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Colin Kaepernick and Nike Are Right, the Betsy Ross Flag Shouldn’t Be on Sneakers

Last September, people willingly burned their Nike products in protest of the sneaker company’s partnership with athlete-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick. That crowd probably won’t be pleased to hear that, days before the Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July sneaker was set to go on sale, Nike announced that its Independence Day-themed shoe was no […]

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Nike Pulls ‘Betsy Ross Flag’ Sneaker After Criticism of Slavery-Era Imagery

Nike has canceled the release of a sneaker that featured the 13-star “Betsy Ross flag,” igniting the latest flare-up in the nation’s culture wars and causing the governor of Arizona to order the withdrawal of funding for a planned multimillion-dollar Nike factory in that state. The decision was reportedly prompted by Colin Kaepernick, the former […]

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Finally! According to the Obama Women, It Is Officially Now Sundress and Sneaker Season

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha on August 21, 2016 in Washington, DC.Photo: Ron Sachs-Pool (Getty Images) All those weeks of feeling like it was taking forever to heat up finally make sense; we were waiting for our former forever first family to give us the go-ahead on […]

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Finally! According to the Obama Women, It Is Now Officially Sundress and Sneaker Season

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha on August 21, 2016 in Washington, DC.Photo: Ron Sachs-Pool (Getty Images) All those weeks of feeling like it was taking forever to heat up finally make sense; we were waiting for our former forever first family to give us the go-ahead on […]

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Buy Low-Tops, Sell High-Tops: StockX Sneaker Exchange Is Worth $1 Billion

Nic Wilkins started selling parts of his sneaker collection online two years ago as a way to make some extra cash in college. The hobby took off and this year, he expects to move 10,000 pairs of shoes. His anticipated take is a 25 percent profit from over $1 million in sales. The main website […]

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Shaquille O’Neal Wants In On the Sneaker Biz: ‘I Would Love to Purchase Reebok’

Photo: Michael Tullberg (Getty Images) Since his retirement from the NBA in 2011, NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal has been just as dominant as he was on the court. His estimated net worth of over $400 million is a byproduct of a diverse portfolio that includes franchise ownership, investments and lucrative endorsements with companies […]

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