Posts tagged "nike"

This Woman Uses Nike+ To Draw Penises, Inspires Me To Start Running

I hate running with a fiery passion. But thanks to one genius woman who has turned her exercise misery into something inappropriate, I am now inspired to lace up my old sneakers and sprint my little heart out. There’s nothing like hitting the pavement knowing that the calories you’re burning will eventually form a dick…

By: Katie Oldenburg / August 6, 2014

Must Haves: 10 Awesome Everyday Hoodies

Heading to the gym? Throw on a hoodie and leggings. Heading to a hungover brunch with friends? Throw on a hoodie and cuffed jeans. Heading to your couch for a marathon of “Law & Order: SVU”? Throw on a hoodie and pajama pants. Are you seeing a pattern yet? Whether your prefer simple designs, bold logos,…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 16, 2013

Nike Debuts Rainbow Pride Shoes And We’re Obsessed

Check out these awesome sneakers Nike just rolled out as part of its 2012 BE TRUE campaign in support of the LGBT community. The high-tops feature iridescent rainbow soles and the message “Be true” printed on the inside. Three different versions of the shoes, along with a BE TRUE hat and t-shirt, are being sold…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 25, 2012

Must Haves: Fly Kicks For Everyone!

The hottest shoe of the summer isn’t a strappy sandal or stiletto heel: it’s a sneaker. Yep, sporty, colorful, strangely glamorous and totally comfortable high tops are everywhere right now, and our aching feet are so thankful. Pair ‘em with a summer dress or skinny pants to add some swagger to your summer wardrobe. New…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 17, 2012

Would You Wait In Line For A Pair Of Shoes?

The other morning, as I was walking to work, I passed a long line of guys passed out in camping chairs on the sidewalk. They’d been there all night, presumably, waiting for the much-anticipated new Air Yeezy 2 shoe — the second collaboration between Kanye West (that’s Yeezy) and Nike. The crowd began dispersing a…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 8, 2012

Just Knit It: Nike Debuts Seamlessly Knitted Running Shoe

Knitting used to be the realm of grannies in rocking chairs, then it was adopted by hip young people looking for a creative outlet, and now it’s about to make an appearance on the feet of world-class athletes looking for a faster marathon time. Nike engineers employed a variety of complex knitting stitches to construct…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 23, 2012

Nike Factory Forced To Pay Workers $1 Million In Unpaid Overtime Wages

In a workers’ rights victory, a factory manufacturing Nike products in Indonesia has been ordered to pay its workers more than $1 million in back wages for unpaid overtime. The 4,500 workers of the PT Nikomas plant in Bantan, Indonesia, will be compensated for more than 600,000 hours of unpaid overtime over the last two years (though…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 13, 2012

Great Scott! You Can Buy “Back To The Future” Shoes Now!

You know those grey, light-up, self-lacing high tops Michael J. Fox wears in “Back to the Future 2″? Yeah, well, now you can actually purchase them — if you’ve got a spare few thousand dollars lying around. Nike has teemed up with the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research to produce the NikeMag,…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 11, 2011

There’s No Place Like Nike, There’s No Place …

What you see before you are clearly not your average Nike sneakers. When Nike asked designer Lauren Tennenbaum to imagine a pair as she wished, she went “Wizard of Oz”-style on the kicks and created a ruby slipper-esque pair with a sky-high platform. While we think these kicks are kind of ridiculous, we still feel…

By: Leonora Epstein / December 26, 2010

Do Not Want: Nike High Heels

What’s worse? When sneakers look like high heels, or when high heels look like sneakers? We can’t answer that, but we can say that the sneaker pump is rarely a good thing. Exhibit A: These Nike stilettos.

By: Leonora Epstein / December 16, 2010

Do Not Want: The LeBron 8 “South Beach” Sneaker

The LeBron 8 is the latest sneaker collaboration between Nike and LeBron James. Now that LeBron is a player for the Miami Heat, Nike has taken a South Beach approach to the LeBron 8, which means a heinous turquoise and hot pink color combination. Sports Grid describes the LeBron 8 best: “It looks like a…

By: Annika Harris / October 19, 2010

Industry Report: Alexander Wang And Nike Collab A No-Go

That Alexander Wang/Nike rumor? Not so true. They were in talks, but the deal never happened. Bummer. Guess if you still want Alex Wang sweats, you’re going to have to pay runway prices. [The Cut]
While one New York Times writer admitted earlier this week that the designer collabs and Zaras of the world make…

By: Leonora Epstein / October 16, 2010

Collab Bag: Alexander Wang And Nike?

The latest in the designer collab rumor mill? Alexander Wang may be doing a collaboration with Nike. The only details out about it is that a “very credible source” says it’s true, which, uhhh … anyhow. Let’s just for a minute imagine the possibilities. Affordable Alex Wang sweats? We might actually be into sweating i…

By: Leonora Epstein / October 13, 2010

First Female Designs For Nike Air Jordan

Vashtie Kola, a video director, artist, and style maven, had to keep a huge secret for a long time, but now the cat’s out of the bag: Kola, a…

By: Annika Harris / September 27, 2010

Heavy Metal Nikes

Artist Gabriel Dishaw creates Nikes out of circuit boards. We’d take 5-inch stilettos any day over these. [TrendLand]…

By: Leonora Epstein / August 10, 2010

Nike Confirms “My Butt Is Big” Ad Is A Fake

You called it, Jezebel. The “My butt is big” Nike ad the blogosphere has been buzzing about all week is actually a fake. Jezebel and AdAge.com, an advertising industry blog, checked with Nike and Nike’s agency, who confirmed it’s bootylicious, but it’s not real! Instead, it’s just a canny knock-off of Nike’s actual 2005 “My

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 6, 2010

Nike Likes Big Butts And It Cannot Lie

What’s the best way to sell running shoes to women? Nike goes with big butts. (Well, “big” by print advertising standards. You’re not going to see Gabby Sidibe’s ass in any of these Nike Women ads.) In 2005, the company hawked its lady products with a big juicy booty. Similar to Dove’s Real Beauty campaign,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 3, 2010

Nike’s Running In The Rain, Just Running In The Rain

Nike has released these candy-colored wellington-like rain boots … to keep you dry while you’re running that 5k? What do you think—cute or not? [Fashion Indie]…

By: Leonora Epstein / July 13, 2010

The End Of Boat Shoe Syndrome

There’s this problem with a lot of high-tops that keeps them from being more prevalent in our wardrobes. It’s called Boat Shoe Syndrome (because we named it that) and it manifests itself by making the shoes way too wide and clunky for our dainty lady feet. These Nike Dunk Skinny High Top Trainers, however, are…

By: Lily Q / July 8, 2010

Check Out Nike’s N98 Muse Collection

Nike has paired up with six young, new London designers, asking them to tear apart the classic N98 jacket and remodel it with specific athletes in mind. Designers like Katie Eary took athlete muses like sprinter Martyn Rooney and customized the jackets to emulate their style. Eary’s concoction was a classic N98 shape with a…

By: Lily Q / July 3, 2010
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