Breaking Down the Nike x Travis Scott Air Max 270 “Cactus Trails”

With the Nike x Travis Scott Air Max 270 “Cactus Trails,” design allows for imaginative time travel. A ’90s attitude come through in trail tans and ACG colour pops and gives the shoe a vintage appeal, while the well-worn look conveys a back-from-the-future sensibility.

The colour schemes also connect to Scott’s own affinity for vintage apparel. Material selection, including a polar fleece collar, further relays an outdoor connection, while oxidation of the upper, midsole and Air unit, achieved through a tint Sulphur dye, helps celebrate the beauty of a well-loved object’s patina. Additional details include a custom tongue-tab, lace-lock and an extra Swoosh on the toe.

The Nike x Travis Scott Air Max 270 “Cactus Trails” releases May 29 in adult, preschool and toddler versions. The latter two introduce a unique take on the design, complete with reverse Swoosh, just for kids, a first in Nike x Travis Scott collaborations.

Additionally, an apparel collection including a hoodie, sweatpants and T-shirt extend Scott’s interest in uniting sportswear comfort with utilitarian multi-pocket function.

More information is available on See below for official retailers.

Asia Pacific and Latin America Outlets
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Nike and NZ choreographer Parris Goebel create LIVE dance workshop

Live dance workshop with ReQuest Dance Crew tonight from 6-7pm AEST

Hosted on ReQuest’s Instagram, the all-female hip-hop dance crew, who have worked with the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Rihanna, will take you through a live, high energy Nike dance workshop for all ability levels.

Taking a break from the world stage, the IG LIVE Nike dance workshop will be led by ReQuest members Corbyn Taulealea Huch, Ling Zhang and Kirsten Dogden, and is created especially for the living room, giving us a new and fun way to move while we continue to stay at home.

This dance workshop is the latest initiative in You Can’t Stop Us, Nike’s mission to provide all athletes* with the tools, motivation and affirmation to help fuel physical and mental health.

The IG LIVE Nike dance workshop will be led by ReQuest members Corbyn Taulealea Huch, Ling Zhang and Kirsten Dogden, all featured in the video.

Speaking about the Nike dance workshop, Corbyn said:

“It has been super inspiring to see how people have continued to keep active and positive while at home over these past months. Like us, Nike are encouraging people to keep moving, and so we are very excited to be collaborating on this together.”

“The ReQuest Crew and I want to empower girls and women to move, and to feel confident about themselves when they do it! We want to show how dance is a fantastic outlet for movement and self-expression. During this difficult time, virtual experiences like this can also help us stay connected and positive. This class is such a great opportunity for us to bring people together and create a community to uplift and support one another.

“We will be teaching a fun and feminine Dancehall routine, one of ReQuest’s signature styles. We will be hitting all the beats in the music and tapping into the lyrics, while having lots of fun. This class is not about getting every step right, it’s about taking that time to let go, move and enjoy yourself. Tune in this Friday to our Instagram to join us!”

The Nike dance workshop follows previous collaborations with the brand including Parris’ Force is Female workshop in Melbourne in 2018, which saw Parris mentor girls and young women through dance, and ReQuest Dance Crew’s launch of the Nike Melbourne Central store.

This dance workshop is the latest initiative in You Can’t Stop Us, Nike’s mission to provide all athletes* with the tools, motivation and affirmation to help fuel physical and mental health.


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Nike Australia announces Air Fear of God collection

Nike’s first collaborative project with Fear of God founder and creative director Jerry Lorenzo is highlighted by an court-ready basketball shoe, the Nike Air Fear of God 1. During the last few weeks, glimpses of the design — which incorporates a double-height Zoom Air heel unit — came through a preview of Lorenzo’s latest Fear of God offering and then appeared on the feet of NBA stars.


The rollout is tactical, all part of Lorenzo’s desire to focus on the emotional element of sport.

Tapping into a certain element of nostalgia and basketball’s most visceral aspects, Lorenzo wants to remind wearers of the power sport once had in defining style. Lorenzo recalls that growing up in the ‘80s and ‘90s, it was the pro athletes like Agassi and Jordan who influenced the way they wore street clothes.

Working with Leo Chang on the Air Fear of God footwear allowed Lorenzo to balance his aesthetic vision and performance aspiration. This collection reflects Nike’s belief in the power of innovation through collaboration.

Process is something Lorenzo says came from his athletic background in baseball and basketball. In sport, he found a foundation for how to go about life. The competitiveness that drove relative success on the field has been translated to his work as a designer.

The Nike Air Fear of God collection releases globally on December 15. Find out more here. Jerry Lorenzo’s portrait credit: © Samuel Trotter / NIKE.

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Battle Force Returns This Sunday

Returning bigger than before, Nike and Foot Locker will host an action-packed Battle Force in Melbourne on Sunday 25 November, to celebrate the iconic sneaker, Air Force 1.

Combining basketball, music, street art and style, guests will witness some of the country’s top streetball athletes in action, celebrate hip-hop culture, experience an AF1 inspired art installation, create their own sneakers, customise a jersey and pick up the latest kicks at the Foot Locker House of Hoops Truck.

The Foot Locker House of Hoops Truck will be dropping a range of the hottest Nike sneakers on the day, sneakerheads get excited!

Battle Force will host the men’s and women’s Melbourne Streetball Madness Championship game, where the final teams, from 32 entrants, will go head-to-head in the ultimate basketball battle for a $25,000 cash prize.

MC Tkay Maidza and choreography queen Parris Goebel will attend, as well as guest DJs. In the week leading up to Battle Force, Tkay and Parris will raise up the next generation of female dancers and musicians at exclusive Nike Force is Female workshops in Melbourne.

Tkay will mentor aspiring female MCs at a once in a lifetime writing session and Parris will give 40 upcoming female dancers the opportunity to join her for an intimate choreography session, which will see two dancers secure a spot in her crew’s performance at Battle Force.

Battle Force entry is free, places are limited.
All ages can register via this LINK

You can catch the highlights from the day on @Footlocker_au
What: Battle Force, presented by Nike and Foot Locker
When: Sunday, 25 November 2018
Where: Stage One, Dockland Studios Melbourne, 62 – 64 Pearl River Road, Docklands
Time: From 11:45am – 6:30pm

#battleforcemel @nikesportswear


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