Air Jordan 2 Retro “Just Don”

Chicago native Don “Don C” Crawley and Jordan now present the new Air Jordan II by Don C on Saturday, September 30th. The Air Jordan II is draped in quilted leather with a matching Just Don x Jordan Cap in the pack. Days before Saturday, fans turned out in droves at Nike’s new Jordan Brand store on State Street for the chance to buy a latest kicks.

Air Jordan XXXが発表された。全体シルエットはAJ XX9を受け継いでいるが機能は格段に向上している。anniversary modelとしてはインパクトに欠けるが、プロモーションとメイクオーバーの本番はこれからで、今年1年間はAir Jordan XXXから目が離せない。


Under Armour Curry 2 “Storm”

The Under Armour Curry 2 is Stephen Curry’s second signature basketball shoe. The Company released their latest iterlation Curry 2 “Storm” on January 29th, 2016. The shoes takes on a pristine all-white upper with black and grey detailing throughout as well as a speckled midsole.

Nikeの独壇場だったバスケットボ−ルシューズにとうとう対抗馬が登場した。Stephen CurryのセカンドシグナチャーCurry 2はGolden State Warriorsの独走とStephen Curry人気で販売が急成長している。


Under Armour reports Fiscal 2015 result

Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE: UA) announced financial results for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015.  For the full year 2015, revenues increased 28% to $3.96 billion compared with net revenues of $3.08 billion in the prior year.  Net income increased 12% in the full year of 2015 to $232 million compared with $208 million in the prior year.

Under Armourの2015年12月期はウォールストリートの予想を上回る2桁増収増益だった。全世界売上はついにPumaを抜き、北米売上はadidasを大きく引き離してNikeに継ぐNo2ポジションを獲得した。


Nike Air Odyssey Deconstructed

Nike updated the Air Odyssey Deconstructed, Featuring a one piece upper, the Nike Odyssey Deconstruct is assembled from premium leather in a Khaki brown shade with micro perforations across the toebox.

NikeはホリデーにAir Odysseyを投入したばかりだが、またまたAir Odysseyを投入した。前回は1987 オリジナルカラーメイクアップだったが、今回は1984 モデルのメイクオーバーである。素人目には同じにしか見えないが、マニアにはやはりウケるのである!


J. Crew x New Balance 998 “Midnight Moon”

J. Crew and New Balance release another New Balance custom 998 dubbed the “Midnight Moon”. The 998 come in a suede, mesh and leather upper covered in shades of blue and a bit of grey and white. The new 998 debut as well as exclusive colorways of the 791 and 891 on January 26th.

J. CrewのNew Balance 998エクスクルーシブモデルはよほど売れ行き好調と見える。なんと9月、11月に続いて連続3回目の998メイクオーバーの発売である。

The 87th National Board of Review Awards

Brie Larson. left, Room
The 87th The National Board of Review Awards honored the best in film for 2015, voted by the National Board of Review. The winners were announced on December 1, 2015. The NRB held annual Award Gala on January 5, 2016 at Cipliani in 42nd Street in New York City.

アカデミー賞レースは毎年National Board of Review Awards(NBRA)発表でスタートする。Golden Globe と並んでアカデミー賞の先行指標にされてきたNBRAは、日本でほとんど発表されないので、このさいお知らせします。


The 73rd Golden Globe Awards

The 73rd Golden Globe Awards honored the best in film and American television of 2015, voted by the Hollywood Foreign Press. These awards have become known for some unorthodox nominations and omissions, in contrast to other ceremonies like the Oscars. The nominations were announced on December 10, 2015, at the Beverly Hilton.

Oscar Nominationを掲載したので、Golden Glove Awards(1月10日発表)も掲載します。GlobeはOscarの先行指標になるので、今回はTV部門は割愛してFilm部門のみを掲載。

Nike Air Trainer Cruz “Black/Crimson”

Nike Air Trainer Cruz pays tribute to the tribute to Victor Cruz's late father, Michael Walker. Durable full-grain leather offers a premium look, while a Max Air unit in the heal provides resilient cushioning for your everyday workouts. The Giants player’s previous sneaker releases have been very well received and his latest colorway is sure to be a big seller as well.

Victor CruzのシグナチャーモデルになっているAir Trainer Cruz は数あるAir Trainerの中で確実に売れるメイクオーバーとして定評がある。NFLビジネスで大きな成功を納めていなかったNikeモデルのなかで、いまや期待の星である!


Carolina Panthers crush Arizona Cardinals in NFC Championship

Panthers QB Cam Newton celebrated team victory to cardinals.
Carolina Panthers crush Arizona Cardinals in NFC Championship Game in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday. Cam Newton totaled four touchdowns, and Carolina's defense forced six turnovers to stifle Arizona's top-ranked offense in a 49-15 romp Sunday to win the NFC championship.

NFC ChampionshipはCarolina Panthers Cam Newton(QB)の大活躍で圧勝した。Super Bowl 50はBroncosとPanthersが対戦する。

Broncos hold off Patriot, head to Super Bowl

The Broncos jumped out to an early lead and held it for the duration, defeating the Patriots 20-18 to claim the AFC Championship and a spot in Super Bowl 50 against the winner of Sunday's NFC Championship Game between the Panthers and Cardinals.

Super Bowl 50一番乗りはDenver Broncosだった。戦前予想はヴェテランQB対決とみられていたが、蓋を開けてみると主役はBroncos defenseだった!


Nike Super Bowl 50 Gold Collection

The Nike Super Bowl 50 Nike Gold Collection 2Free Trainer 3.0 V4
The NFL is going gold for the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl, which officially occurs February 7 in the San Francisco Bay area. Nike will unveil two celebratory collections: the Super Bowl 50 Nike Gold Collection (Nike Football and Nike Training) and the Super Bowl 50 Nike Speed Destroyed Collection (Nike Sportswear).

NikeのNFLライセンシングプロダクトはなかなかクリーンヒットがでない。今回は50周年記念のSuper Bowl Collectionもいまいち・・・


adidas NMD R1

The NMD R1 is born from an audacious combination of shapes, angles, and materials on an iconic colour-blockedfoundation that pays homage to innovative elements rooted in our collective memory.The NMD R1 featured a seamless adidas Primeknit upper with angled boost™ midsole with built-in EVA plugs.

Hi-Tech Trainerのライフスタイルアレンジメントは、2012年からのニューウエーブだった。Dylan Raaschに続いてNic GalwayがNMDでHi-Tech Trainerに合流したことで、Hi-Tech Trainer 2016年のホットスポットが確定した。

2016 Academy Award Nominees

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its 2016 Oscar nominees at 5: 30 p.m.PST on Thursday January 14th. It's another embarrassing Hollywood sequel, only white actors and actresses were among the chosen few in the 20 acting categories -- for the second year in a row.



The Nike Air Max Zero “OG”

Nike Air Max Zero returns in a SNKRS-only release with very little warning. Dropping a little less than 10 months after the very first release, the OGs make their own mark with a more vibrant color combo with white and gold, keeping the Hyper Jade for the Air Max cushioning for contrast. Text from UPROXX

Air Max Zeroの新カラーwhite/goldが新販売方式のSNKRSで限定発売される。3月26日の前哨戦と、2017年30周年に向けた本格プロジェクトがスタートした。

Jordan Brand introduces the Air Jordan XXX

Exactly when the Air Jordan XXX design journey began is up for debate. For February 17, 1963, Michael Jordan’s birthday — or October 24, 1984, the day his Airness signed with Nike. There’s also April 1, 1985, when his first signature shoe hit market and February 6, 1988, the date he soared solo in Chicago.... Then the date of Air Jordan XXX issue finally was confirmed February 12, 2016.

Air Jordan XXXが発表された。全体シルエットはAJ XX9を受け継いでいるが機能は格段に向上している。anniversary modelとしてはインパクトに欠けるが、プロモーションとメイクオーバーの本番はこれからで、今年1年間はAir Jordan XXXから目が離せない。


Nike Roshe Run Premium Plus

The Nike Roshe Run Premium offers breathability, comfort and a high-quality fit and feel. The Premium Plus arrived in TPU stripes covering the upper with classic phylon midsole.

Roshe RunはSpring 2016早々にTPUのストライプ加工アッパーシリーズを市場投入した。print upperとFlyknitシリーズに加えて、さらに大量販売のベースが整った。

Vans x Gosha Rubchinskiy : Authentic Spring 2016

After three collaboration in 2 years, Gosha Rubchinskiy teamed up his fourth partnership with California skate icon Vans. Featuring the Vans Authentic, the classic icon trainer arrived in three color schemes with same black midsole.

70年代Zephyr風メイクオーバーを次々に送り出してきたGosha Rubchinskiy が今度はAuthentic メイクオーバーに挑戦した。去年のSip Onに劣らないアレンジメントである!


adidas namesKasper Rorsted CEO

adidas has named s Kasper Rorsted for a new chief executive officer on Monday January 18. Rorsted, the 53-year-old Dane, will join the company in August and succeed Herbert Hainer on Oct. 1, after a two-month transition period.

adidas新CEOにKasper Rorstedが就任する。10月にHerbert HainerからCEO職を引き継ぐ。いよいよadidas再生第2幕がスタートする。

Timberland x VILLA Purple Diamond

Timberland and VILLA  elease the Purple Diamond 6-inch boot. The boot features a premium purple nubuck upper with a gum outsole.



Australian Open 2016

Its open season, The sun is shining, the gates are open and were right in the moments of Grand Slam games at Melbourne Park. You can almost smell the anticipation. You can certainly smell the sunblock.The first Grand Slam of the year.  Its Aussie Open time.

今年もグランドスラムシーズンがスタートした。去年は最後のグランドスラム大会でnon-calendar year Grand Slamを逃したSerena Williamsが、今度は全豪オープン2連覇、通算7回目の優勝に挑戦する。Nikeは彼女のコスチュームを一新して応援する。


Nike Lunar Force 1 “High Duckboot”

It’s time to wear warm boot for winter. Nike drop another color rendition of Lunar Force 1 “High Duckboot”.  The boot featured in an appropriately earthy color palette that plays well into its hiking boot inspiration,

Lunar Force 1 Duckbootのニューカラーが登場した。9月のブラックモデルはアーバンイメージだったが、今回はアウトドア風で、これはこれで悪くない。


Vans 50th Anniversary Kicks off: Late Night Pack

Vans created the tasty pack for the fast food lovers. The Vans Late Night Pack of three iconic style, Authentics, Slip-On and  Sk8-Hi are ready to take your order featuring hamburgers, French fries and tacos, pepperoni pizza. The Sk8-Hi covered in hamburgers on the side panels.

Vansの50周年キャンペーンが本格化してきたので、その第1弾となったLate Night Packもお届けしましょう。ただし購入はカロリーにご注意!


The Vans Era 59 “Vintage Sports” Pack

Vans The Vintage Sport Era 59, a low top lace-up skate shoe, features double-stitched leather and suede uppers, metal eyelets, signature rubber waffle outsoles, and padded collars for support and flexibility.

VansはDigi Alohaに続いてVintage Sports Packを発売した。たぶんAlohaはVintage Sportsのウイメンズ向けスプリットモデルである。Vansの気分はもう春である!

The Vans Era “Digi Aloha”

Vans The Digi Aloha Era, the Vans classic low top skate shoe, features sturdy canvas uppers with an allover tropical floral print, metal eyelets, signature rubber waffle outsoles, and padded collars for support and flexibility.



Lionel Messi wins FIFA Ballon d'Or award

It has become a familiar sight to see a smiling Lionel Messi with the FIFA Ballon d’Or in his hands. The fifth of his career arrived on Monday, 11 January 2016 and aroused, to the surprise of many, no little emotion in the Argentinian.

メッシが5度目のFIFA Ballon d’Orを獲得したが、ニューイヤーに入ってからはバルセロナからマンチェスタ−に行くかどうかの方がもっぱらの話題だった。

Nike SB Garage Indoor Skatepark and debut Dunk Low “Ishod Wair”

Nike Skateboarding created the Nike SB Garage, an indoor skate park located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The Garage is definitely a spot local skater will gravitate to during until the end of March when it closes.

Cory Kennedy、 Grant Taylorに続いて、Ishod Wairシグナチャーもデビューした。Nik SBの第2世代スケーター育成が本格化してきた。2016年のNike SBは注目株である。


adidas NMD Runner “Yellow/Black”

adidas NMDis the latest iteration that was the three stripe’s 2015 year in Boost technology. With the Ultra Boost and Primeknit upper, adidas NMD silhouette inspired by such classics as the Micro Pacer, Rising Star, and Boston Super. No release date at this moment.

Nic Galway統轄下でNMDはadidas Originalsを代表するホットトレイナーに躍進中である。NMDが2016 Summerの切り札になるのはほぼ確実になってきた。

Alabama defeated Clemson, 45-40, in the College Football Playoff

The College Football Playoff national championship game, Alabama won its fourth title in seven season defeating Clemson 45-40. Alabama seeks its fourth national title in seven years, while Clemson could’nt be going for its first since 1981.

14連勝Tigersの全勝優勝か、Nick Sabanの4回目全米優勝か! ついにやってきたCollege Football National Championship


NFL 2016 NFC Wild Card Playoffs

NFL 2016 Wild card playoffs, Chiefs, Steelers, Seahawks and Packers, all four road teams win wild-card games.

NFL 2016 Wild Card Playopff第2弾 はNFC2ゲームが行なわれた。Minneotaは氷点下のゲームコンディションで、Blair WalshK)が痛恨のミスをおかして99%手中にした勝利を逸した。


adidas Originals Tubular X at Urban Outfitters “Tan”

The Tubular Xcome out featuring mesh construction uppers, toe + heel pullers, a heel stabilizer and a translucent rubber heel. 

Nic GalwayTubularメイクオーバーはだ0区カラーが多かったが、Tubular Xになってからpale toneが増えてきた。そのなかでも今回の“Tan”は最もスタイリッシュなカラーオプションである。


NFL 2016 AFC Wild Card Playoffs

NFL 2016 Wild Card Playoffs start on Saturday, highlighted by the Pittsburgh Steelers blowing a 15-point fourth quarter lead but still held on to beat the Cincinnati Bengals 18-16. And the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Houston Texans, getting five turnovers in a 30-0 win in Saturday's opening game.

Steelers vs Bengalsゲーム終了後、Adam Jones(CB: Bengals)はソーシャルメディアで袋だたきだった。どうも"The ref did a horrible f---ing job"と言ったらしい。その結果が2度目の15ヤードペナルティにつながった。これが勝負をキメたのである。


Fall-Winter 2016 Sneaker Trend

Nike Air Force 1 High Workboot Black with WhiteStitching
Find your footing for the Fall-Winter 2016 with the footwear that reigned the runway and latest release—from high-rise trainers to street smart and something trail, care of the Mountain.

2016 Summer Trainerの本命はSafari TrainerとTennis Trainerである。イっポウ Fall-Winterにも新スタイルが登場した。2016 Winter Trainerの本命は・・・


2016 Global Sneaker Trend

Cory Kennedy hold Nike SB Zoom All Court CK
The US sneaker business has grown for more than a decade.  The US contributes about 40% of the world’s sneaker sales. Nike struggled for years to get established their Empire in the international markets, and they finally figured out. Under the Nike Empire, 2016 global market will be… 



Nike Women‘s Air Pegasus ‘83

The Nike Air Pegasus '83  is updated with suede for comfort and refined style. Dual-density foam delivers comfort, and a Waffle outsole provides excellent traction.

一昨年はAir Pegasus ‘89の25周年メイクオーバーが登場したが、今年は早々とAir Pegasus‘83がリリースされた。

adidas Crazylight 2.5 PE “Andrew Wiggins” Collection

The adidas Crazylight Boost is a mid-cut sneaker built for the hardwood court. The Andrew Wiggins PE consist of three models, The “Marita” is the first of the three and the “North Star” is second. The third issue “Home Away From Home” pays tribute to his journey from Canada to the NBA.

Andrew Wiggins のシグナチャーCrazylight 最新モデルがニューイヤーデーに発売された。まるでKD 6(2013年)やLeBron XI(2014年)のようなプロモーションンだが、adidasも進化し始めたのである。


adidas NMD “Lifestyle Racer”

Created for urban exploration without boundaries. NMD fuses iconic adidas originals DNA with Boost & Primeknit technology. After a much celebrated debut last month,  adidas NMD will come in a Primeknit construction with a distinct black and white pattern. No release date at this moment.


Nike Air Huarache Light Safari

The Air Huarache Light come out in a white neoprene upper offset by both the black accents and the Safari print placed on the mudguard of the shoe. The original Air Safari made its debut in 1987. Nike will be releasing back Safari Print models for Spring 2016.

去年11月30日に発表された“Safari” Pack 3モデルの1つ、Air Huarache Light Safari が先行発売された。1月末にはニューカラーのsafari print モデル発売も予告済みだ。いよいよNikeのサファリ作戦がスタートした。

2015 NFL regular season end

Image from NFL twitter
The 2016 NFL playoffs have arrived, featuring storylines for everyone. The Panthers, led by MVP favorite Cam Newton, and the Broncos, boosted by the return of Peyton Manning, are the No. 1 seeds. From the wild-card round through the Super Bowl, Who will win the Super Bowl?

カレッジフットボールに続いてNFLも1月3日regular season日程を完了した。プレイオフは1月9日にスタートする。10日はカレッジフットボールNational Championship Game、2月7日はSuper Bowlと、息つく暇も無い1カ月がこれから始まる


Nike SB Dunk High PRM “Homegrown”

Nike SB Dunk High PRM “Homegrown”
 “Homegrown” featured rugged full pig suede upper, understated color blocking, hiker laces, and artwork on the panel by shop family member.
Nike and Homegrown Skateshop teamed up for creating a suburban boot style for caucasian skators. The SB Dunk High PRM

SB Dunk Low “Bigfoot” に続いてSB Dunk High PRM “Homegrown”も登場した。これまでのアーバンスタイルブーツから、今度はサバーバンスタイルでCaucasian狙いである!

The Nike SB Dunk Low “Bigfoot”

Nike will release SB Dunk Low “Bigfoot”, following the Holiday festive candy cane Dunk Low. The shoe has a nappy brown suede upper sitting a top a light brown outsole and the Sasquatch silhouappears on the insoleette plus there's an insole.

Holidayには“Candy Cane”で勝負したSB Dunk Lowが、今度は伝説の未確認生物“Bigfoot”で登場した。Mark ParkerはまもなくGeorge Lucasを越える存在となる!