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    Iconic Nike Jordan 04 Returns … 30 Years Later at werd.com

    Iconic Nike Jordan 04 Returns … 30 Years Later

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    To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Jordan 04, Nike is bringing back the iconic, Tinker Hatfieldd-designed shoe in its original black & red “bred” colorway. To amp up the nostalgia a bit more, the re-release will come in original packaging with a retro hangtag and “NIKE AIR” branding. Available May 4.

    New Balance Refreshes the Original Dad Shoe at werd.com

    New Balance Refreshes the Original Dad Shoe

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    What dads have known & loved forever is all still here in the iconic 990 from New Balance. The 990 V.5 is just the latest variation of the tried-and-true dad classic, featuring the same gray and white colorway with low-key reflective hits. For a “nice Sunday morning jog”, “a quick trip to the hardware store” or “throwing the ol’ pigskin around in the backyard,” no other shoe quite compares.

    LA’s No.One Sneaker Brand Drops Most Intricate Shoe Yet at werd.com

    LA’s No.One Sneaker Brand Drops Most Intricate Shoe Yet

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    Meticulously handcrafted in Los Angeles by bespoke footwear brand No.One, the Delta Elk sneaker features an upper made of wild Scandinavian elk hide from U.K. tannery C.F. Stead & utilizes both the rough & soft side of the hide for texture. The shoe also features hand whip stitching, UV printed branding, and waxed laces in white or grey cotton.

    Jordan Brand Unboxes 3 Fresh New Shoes at werd.com

    Jordan Brand Unboxes 3 Fresh New Shoes

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    Jordan, the Jumpman brand has three new styles dropping: the Proto-Max 720, Proto-React, and Apex React. All feature innovative Nike footwear technologies—like FlyKnit as well as AirMax and React cushioning plus the brand’s unmistakable urban style. The whole trio goes on sale April 1.

    Tecnica Introduces Adaptive-Fit Plasma Hiker at werd.com

    Tecnica Introduces Adaptive-Fit Plasma Hiker

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    Touted as the “most comfortable shoe ever made,” the Plasma S from Italian footwear innovators Tecnica, is a rugged, all-terrain hiker featuring adaptive fit technologies. The C.A.S.  upper & footbed make it the first heat-customizable low-cut shoe on the market. Built around the anatomical Forge last, the shoe offers unrivaled out-of-the-box fit. The GTX model is also available, featuring weather-resistant Gore-Tex construction.

    Adidas Created a <i>Game Of Thrones</i> Collection at werd.com

    Adidas Created a Game Of Thrones Collection

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    Real Game Of Thrones fans will know exactly which pair they want. Adidas has created 6 unique GoT-themed colorways of its popular Ultra Boost runner. The Adidas x Game Of Thrones collection is comprised of 6 variants of the shoe, one for each of the show’s factions: Lannister, House Stark, House Targaryen, the Targaryen’s Dragons, White Walkers and Night’s Watch. Each model features a unique color combo but all feature GoT branding on the outsole and unique branding on the heel-tab and tongue-back. Due out this spring.

    Nike Drops the Self-Lacing Adapt BB Hoop Shoe at werd.com

    Nike Drops the Self-Lacing Adapt BB Hoop Shoe

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    Nike just introduced the world’s first self-lacing basketball shoe. Seems like a critical feature, right? Totally. The Nike Adapt BB uses a technology the brand calls FitAdapt, which secures the shoe to your foot with an app. You can still lace the shoe manually but according to Nike this technology is just the first step in turning your shoes into a “mobile sports research lab” as new features & interactivity is developed.

    Nike Drops a Swoosh-Free Cortez Premium at werd.com

    Nike Drops a Swoosh-Free Cortez Premium

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    Nike’s latest iteration of the classic Cortez runner is another Cortez Premium but unlike the iconic original & the logo-laden variant that dropped last fall, this one has no swoosh on the visible side, making it a bit more low-key, especially in its understated black leather color way. Available now at Nike.com.

    Look for adidas Ultraboost 19 in Early Limited Drop at werd.com

    Look for adidas Ultraboost 19 in Early Limited Drop

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    The forthcoming Ultraboost 19 from Adidas is a totally new & updated variant of the brand’s flagship runner. What’s new: a Primeknit 360 upper and 20% more magical Boost foam in the midsole, plus a Torsion Spring and 3D heel frame for enhanced support. Limited release on Dec. 15 & the full release in Feb. of the new year.

    This Winter, We Want Waterproof Kicks at werd.com

    This Winter, We Want Waterproof Kicks

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    In a blustery, wet northern city like Vancouver, waterproof shoes make a lot of sense. Especially if they’re more wearable & workout-worthy than rubber galoshes. So that’s what upstart brand Vessi has created. Their slim, waterproof sneakers with all-knit uppers look like a hit, and considering that they crowd-funded their latest shoe in just 14 minutes proves the demand is certainly there.

    Reebok Introduces Cotton + Corn Collection at werd.com

    Reebok Introduces Cotton + Corn Collection

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    With the Cotton + Corn collection, Reebok is making shoes from things that grow. For the first drop, they’ve taken a classic silhouette and constructed it with a 100% cotton upper and a bio-based sole derived from corn. The shoe is comfortable and durable and happens to be the first-ever 75% USDA bio-based shoe.

    Wolverine Introduces 1000-Mile Original Sneaker at werd.com

    Wolverine Introduces 1000-Mile Original Sneaker

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    Heritage American shoemaker Wolverine is the creator of the original 1000-mile boot and now they’re bringing that same timeless craftsmanship—plus modern comfort—to a new model: the 1000-mile Original Sneaker. With a handcrafted upper design inspired by the boot, it features Horween leather from Chicago and a lightweight Vibram® sneaker outsole. Available in brown, tan, blue, and black.

    Adidas Unveils PureBoost Go City Runner at werd.com

    Adidas Unveils PureBoost Go City Runner

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    Designed with the help of rapper ASAP Ferg & Runners NYC’s Kwasi Kessie, the forthcoming PureBoost Go from Adidas is a high-performance shoe purpose-built for city running. It features a wider, more stable running platform, ample Boost cushioning, and a circular knit mesh upper. Sure to be one of the hottest drops of the summer. Available on adidas.com July 19.

    Nike Introduces a Slick New Runner: the Zoom Pegasus Turbo at werd.com

    Nike Introduces a Slick New Runner: the Zoom Pegasus Turbo

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    Designed using feedback from Nike’s elite runners, including Eliud Kipchoge, the brand’s latest Nike run shoe to feature the ZoomX midsole and aerodynamic heel design is the Zoom Pegasus Turbo. This shoe also features a layer of Nike React foam for durability. The upper is made of translucent mesh with integrated Flywire cables.  Available worldwide August 2 and for NikePlus members on July 19.

    Adidas Adds the AlphaBounce Instinct to its Lineup at werd.com

    Adidas Adds the AlphaBounce Instinct to its Lineup

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    The all-new AlphaBounce Instinct from Adidas is a performance multi-sport shoe with an engineered mesh upper riding on an AlphaBounce outsole that features the brand’s Adaptive Torsion System, a design that allows your heel & forefoot to flex independently. This new shoe drops July 7 in multiple colorways.

    Nike’s React Element 87 Got Drilled at werd.com

    Nike’s React Element 87 Got Drilled

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    Nike’s forthcoming React Element 87 is a versatile trainer with an all-foam outsole featuring a unique design detail that came by way of experimentation in the development process. The outsole has holes throughout, literally drilled-out, at different depths and diameters to create a more cushy ride. The new shoe will be available in the U.S. on July 13.