The Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors are currently slugging it out in the NBA Finals. As those two sides battle to cement their legacies, Nike is reminding us about another historic Finals series. The 2016 NBA Finals were chopped full of drama. Draymond Green’s suspension, the Cavs coming back from being down 3-1, Kyrie Irving’s Game 7 heroics. The latter of which is a moment that this upcoming release has us thinking about.
When Kyrie hit that dagger 3 over Stephen Curry he did so in a Black and Metallic Gold colorway of the Nike Kyrie 2. Three years later his sixth signature model the Nike Kyrie 5 is getting the same color treatment. Coincidentally (or not so coincidentally), this colorway will drop on the would-be date of Game 7 of this year’s NBA Finals.
Take a trip down memory lane with the Nike Kyrie 5 ‘Black/Gold’ on 5/16 from Finish Line.
Earlier this year, Nike dipped into their expansive vault and brought back the Air Max Tailwind IV. The famed retro-runner is celebrating its 20-year anniversary and Nike is ensuring that model has a renaissance. Resurrecting a litany of OG colorways that should appeal to sneaker fans old and new. This next relaunch has been dubbed the Air Max Tailwind IV ‘Red Orbit.” Utilizing a clean white mesh upper as its base, this colorway utilizes suede Ghost Aqua overlays for a soft contrast. That color variation pairs nicely with the fiery Red Orbit accents.
Embrace the past with the Nike Air Max Tailwind IV ‘Red Orbit’ on 6/15 from Finish Line.
When the Nike Kyrie 5 debuted, an assurance was made that the shoe would tell more stories and divulge more details about Kyrie Irving’s personal life. Thus far, the line has more than delivered on that pledge. Their next release follows suit and is a continuance of a Nike story from earlier this year.
Dubbed the Nike Kyrie 5 ‘Have a Nike Day,’ this colorway is a follow-up to the playful Nike Collection of the same name. The clean white upper is accompanied by multicolored paint splatter on the Flytrap lacing mechanism. Purple and Orange accents add an additional pop of color. A denim-like heel and Swoosh give this colorway a versatile on and off-court feel. The yellow smiley face on the front continues the whimsical detailing of this model.
Take the courts in the Nike Kyrie 5 ‘Have a Nike Day’ on 6/8 from Finish Line.
As the time for celebrating equality approaches, adidas is releasing a special collection. Including footwear and apparel, each style features vibrant rainbow accenting. A direct nod to the acceptance of diversity. Celebrating such diversity, the overarching message behind the collection is that “love unites.”
adidas UltraBOOST 19
adidas Originals Nizza
adidas Originals Continental 80
adidas Originals Adilette
Celebrate equality with the latest collection from adidas, available on 6/1 at Finish Line.
With our ever-changing world, innovation is key. No matter the industry, the importance of innovation has never been higher. Recognizing this, adidas has been hard at work. Running countless hours of tests with high-level athletes. That data was then analyzed and used to craft their latest creation, the adidas AlphaEdge 4D.
As the name suggests, the soles of the AlphaEdge are carbon 4D printed. Opting for 4D printing makes for endless possibilities. Shapes and geometries that were previously unthinkable are now just a print away. As a result, each shoe is capable of meeting the unique needs of its wearer.
Crafted for cross-training, the adidas AlphaEdge is all about supporting multidirectional movement. Which makes the adaptive Primeknit upper the perfect choice. Continental Rubber is paired with the 4D midsole on the outsole. The sole provides extraordinary traction against wet and dry conditions.
Embrace innovation with the adidas AlphaEdge 4D, available on 5/31 from Finish Line.
Basketball season may be winding down, but the heat from Nike Basketball is still going strong. Two of their most prominent athletes, LeBron James and Paul George, are getting some additions to their signature lines.
Nike LeBron XVI Low ‘NBA Draft’
We’re rapidly approaching LeBron’s 16th Anniversary of his draft night. Nike is commemorating the occasion with this pair of the LeBron XVI Low. Coming dressed with a white upper, the shoe is beautifully accented by Metallic Gold and University Red accents. The insoles of the shoes feature the date ‘6-26,’ a direct callout to Bron’s 2003 draft day. The icy blue sole completes this summer-perfect colorway.
Nike LeBron XVI Low ‘SuperBron’
This low cut take, draws inspiration from the Zoom LeBron 3 ‘SuperBron.’ Like that infamous colorway, this colorway features Superman’s notorious red, yellow and blue. This colorway is the third ‘SuperBron’ take LBJ has had this year. As two LeBron XVI’s with similar makeup released earlier this year.
Nike PG 3
Paul George and Nike stay coming with the flavors. This time around George’s signature shoe is getting some sweet iridescent detailing. This predominantly black colorway is paired with a Grey outsole. The aforementioned iridescent detailing is present on the midfoot straps and the lateral side Swoosh.
You can pick up both Nike LeBron XVI Low’s and the Nike PG 3 on 5/24 at Finish Line.
Nike and Paul George made waves earlier this year when they debuted George’s third signature shoe, the Nike PG 3 with a NASA themed makeup. The out of this world colorway was inspired by NASA’s Armstrong Building 703 in George’s hometown of Palmdale, CA. Nike and PG are back and upping the ante with a sequel to their previous NASA collaboration. Dubbed the Nike PG 3 NASA ‘Apollo Missions,’ this latest drop honors the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11. Which was the first time man landed on the moon.
This follow-up effort may look familiar as George debuted this colorway in March against the Indiana Pacers. Trading in its bright orange, flight suit upper, the ‘Apollo Missions’ features a clean white upper. The metallic gold accents on the midsole and tongue are in accordance with the tradition for 50th anniversaries. Subtle NASA callouts are on the heel and insoles. An icy blue outsole completes this sequel.
Winner’s Circle members can get the Nike PG 3 NASA early! Download the Finish Line App now on Apple or GooglePlay, sign up, & order your pair 5/15. You’ll only have 24 hours to secure your pair! If you’re one of the first 50 to do so you’ll receive a limited edition NASA themed box, exclusive to Finish Line.
*Limit 1 box per customer, while supplies last. Boxes will be given on a first come, first served basis to those that qualify.
Grab the Nike PG 3 NASA ‘Apollo Missions’ on 5/18 from Finish Line.
Nike has been known to dip into their archives and revamp classic models from time to time. Their latest revamp, the Nike React Presto is far more than a simple reworking. The new model “takes a holistic view of what made the original great by articulating revered characteristics of the Nike Air Presto and then kicking them up with a fresh attitude.” When it arrived on the scene in 2000, the Presto was tabbed as a “t-shirt for the foot.” The shoe was sold in sizes ranging from XS to XL and each colorway was a character (Shady Milkman, Unholy Cumulus , Brutal Honey, and Rabid Panda to name a few). The latter of which is integral to the Nike React Presto.
Channeling its past, each React Presto features a character-based color scheme (each character can seen on each shoe’s insole). Characters aren’t the only thing that’s familiar on the React Presto. Like its predecessors, it utilizes a sleek bootie construction, a supportive midfoot cage, and a protective heel crash pad. Now for the new specs. As the name suggests, the midsole is crafted with Nike React foam. Fluid and organic, the midsole geometry was tuned precisely for the Presto. A decision that makes this the most comfortable Presto ever. You’ll have tons of lacing options thanks to eyestays at the heel and tongue.
Psychedelic Lava (Men’s/Women’s/Kids’)
Winner’s Circle members can get the Psychedelic Lava colorway of the Nike React Presto early! Download the Finish Line App now on Apple or GooglePlay, sign up, & order your pair 5/13. You’ll only have 24 hours to secure your pair!
Chatty Matador (Men’s/Kids’)
Breezy Thursday (Men’s)
Witness Protection (Men’s)
Embrace the fresh attitude of the Nike React Presto. Available 5/16 from Finish Line.
When it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month or even your year and it’s like you’re stuck in second gear, It’s important to have friends there for you. No one recognizes this more than Kyrie Irving. The Celtics playmaker has kept a close core of friendships off the court that have kept him focused and grounded as he’s risen the NBA ranks. On the court his bond with his teammates/brothers has turned him into one of the league’s best floor generals. Those relationships are everything to Irving. He even has a tattoo “Friends” tattoo inspired by the logo from the hit sitcom on his left arm. The inking serves as a daily reminder of loyalty and camaraderie. Both hallmarks of any great friendship. Wanting to show appreciation, Irving’s latest offering, the Nike Kyrie 5 ‘Friends’ is all about some of the most important people in his life.
Dressed in black, the Kyrie 5 ‘Friends’ is accented by primary colors. Blue, yellow and red all standout on the outsole and Flywire cables. Red hits on the lateral sides, and laces add an extra pop of color. ‘Friends’ logos on the insole and tabs (lateral and medial) complete this colorway. Real friendship will always withstand the test of time and hardship, the Nike Kyrie 5 ‘Friends’ celebrates that.
We’ll be there for you! Grab the Nike Kyrie 5 ‘Friends’ on 5/16 at Finish Line.