As far as we can tell, Nike’s “Graffiti” collection will include a slew of different colorways of the Dunk Low. To appeal to children, Nike has introduced the Dunk Low, which is made of canvas with a blotchy pattern akin to graffiti and is accented with navy leather and Swoosh overlays. The shoes are finished with grey “NIKE” embroidered heels and graffiti design insoles set on a white rubber sole with a grey rubber heel cap. Look for the Nike Dunk Low Graffiti to release at select Nike stores and on Nike.com for the youngsters later this year.
Adding to the long list of new Dunk Lows coming later this year is the Nike Dunk Low Valerian Blue. The color palette is the traditional two-tone color hue, in this case, is dressed in Valerian Blue and White. The Nike Dunk Low in White leather with Valerian Blue overlays, Swooshes, a sock liner, and a rubber outsole is featured on this shoe iteration. The design is completed with red branding on the tongue tags, insoles, and embroidered heels, all set above a White midsole. The Nike Dunk Low “Valerian Blue” is set to arrive in the coming weeks at select shops and on Nike.com, among other places. The suggested retail price is set at $100.
In addition to the Air Penny 1, Social Status will join on the re-release of the Air Penny 2. The Social Status x Nike Air Max Penny 2 collaboration is available in two colors. One has a Black upper with University Blue accents, while the other features a Bone/University Blue color pattern. Both Penny 2s come in action figure-style packaging that pays tribute to Lil Penny, the doll from the original Air Penny commercials from the 1990s, which Chris Rock narrated. Special hangtags with a small metallic Air Penny 2 finish of the outfit. The second set of laces and reflective 3M accents are included with each order. Expect to see the Nike Air Penny 2 x Social Status styles launched via the social media network in the near future. In addition, stay locked to our INSTAGRAM handle as more news unravels.
NFTs have been getting mixed reviews in the media recently, with Kanye West making public statements of his disbeliefs of the system and now with news of Nike suing StockX over unauthorized sneaker NFTs! Nike is suing online reselling platform StockX in a New York federal court this week for selling NFTs, also known as Non-Fungible Tokens, that utilized unauthorized images of Nike Shoes. Nike claims StockX unauthorized NFTs infringe trademarks and possibly could confuse consumers. The lawsuit asked for unspecified money damages and an order block to their sales. It was reported last month that StockX began selling unauthorized NFTs of Nike sneakers, and buyers were being told that they would be able to redeem the tokens for physical versions of the sneakers in the future. These arrangements and promises being made to the public resulted in more than 500 Nike-branded NFTs being sold! Nike has already had plans to tap into the “virtual world” in conjunction with the digital art studio RTFKT after acquiring it in December, so with StockX “already” selling their own NFTs with Nike affiliation, it will confuse consumers possibly could be a conflict of interest. Stay subscribed to Daily Sole for further developments of this case and more updates regarding your favorite upcoming sneaker releases!
It looks like Foot Locker got themselves into a sticky situation! Probably one of the most bizarre headlines we have ever reported on involves a Foot Locker employee accused of ejaculating into sneakers and proceeding to give them to customers to try on! Reports emerge of a Foot Locker store manager in Bramalea City Centre in Brampton, Ontario, allegedly stripping bare naked and ejaculating into sneakers. Darion Kydd of Mississauga, ON, released multiple videos and pictures of him doing his acts in the stock room on his social media platforms. Numerous people here at Daily Sole have worked in sneaker retailers before and can agree on how difficult some customers can be when asking for a sneaker, especially in a particular size. But ejaculating into sneakers to give to customers is not only despicable and repulsive, but it’s also almost borderline inhumane! Foot Locker reportedly issued a statement to BlogTO, stating that Foot Locker is committed to operating with the highest ethical standards, and this type of behavior is not tolerated. We are aware of the incident and are taking the appropriate steps to address the situation.” To sum up, the best thing we can learn from this debacle is that the next time an employee takes a little too long to bring your shoes out, it might be time to leave!
Anything sneaker-related should NEVER come to this point. But, unfortunately, we come to you today to announce that reports are stating a dispute over a sneaker raffle at a Shoe Palace on Melrose in California that led to a fatal shooting. The fatal shoe palace shooting occurred around 12:30 when there appeared to be an altercation at the store, and the victim, who appears he worked at the boutique, came to work and saw an alleged alteration about a raffle for an upcoming pair of sneakers. The victim, whose name has not been released, attempted to deescalate the situation that led him to be fatally shot outside the store in broad daylight.
“It was an employee, he was coming into work, and he saw it happening and tried to deescalate it, and they tried to jump him, they tried to surround him, so he backed up. The guy just pulled out a gun and shot him,” said Adolfo, who witnessed the altercation.
No matter the scenario or dilemma, nobody’s life should be taken over by anything materialistic. Instead, we need to start asking ourselves questions like, “Was it worth it?” “How could this have been avoided?” “How does this never happen again?” And on top of that, how do we make sure consumers can buy sneakers without harm? The main purpose of the raffle system is because the usual first-come, first-serve routine, led to chaos sometimes depending on the sneaker like the Concord 11s or the Galaxy Foamposite debacles. Now, if consumers are not safe while entering a raffle, where do we go from here? Prayers to the victim’s family and loved ones and all parties involved. Hopefully, justice is served immediately!
A staple silhouette in a new premium colorway, the Swoosh readies the Nike Air Force 1 Low University Red. Painted in White, with a pop of Red all throughout, these Nike Air Force 1 Low dare to stand out in any crowd. Swoosh branding shoots across the lateral and medial side panels dressed in red, in contrast, to the bloody red surrounding the midsole area. University Red continues on the tongue, heels, and outsole. While the upper comes crafted with smooth white leather panels made for a Summer-ready look. The Nike Air Force 1 Low “University Red” will be available on June 27th, at select retailers and Nike.com.
AIR JORDAN 14 GYM RED RESTOCK HAPPENING RIGHT NOW OVER AT JD SPORTS
While we’re still getting through Spring releases. Jordan Brand continues to heat things up for the Summer, with the upcoming Air Jordan 14 Gym Red. This new Chicago-inspired Air Jordan 14 is next to take on the Ferrari influenced design model, bearing striking resemblance to the Air Jordan 14 “Ferrari” released in 2014. Images of the upcoming colorway have yet to hit the web, however, @zsneakerheadz have provided renders with along with a release date. The shoe expected to feature a red upper, accented in black on the toe box, sock liner, and heel. Completing the look with an off-white midsole at the bottom.
A wide array of releases are to come from the Air Jordan 14 “Hyper Royals” to the Air Jordan 11 Low IE Black Cement all for Summer 2020. Jordan Brand is running full steam ahead with plenty of releases coming in 2020. The Air Jordan 11 Low IE is dressed in a full black leather upper wrapped in a grey cement overlay, with a grey tongue and embroidered red “Jumpman” to complement the original look of the Air Jordan 3 “Black Cement”. This is a great look for the Retro 11 low IE model set for Summer 2020. Stay tuned for more details.