// : Throw Back Thursday : // Nike IHM

Take a stroll down memory lane and view some of the framed retro Nike images from over the years at the Nike IHM factory where I work .

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// : The Future of Nike Zoom Air : //

// : The Future of Nike Zoom Air : //

 

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Debuting in 1996, Nike Zoom Air has come a long way since being initially called “Tensile Fiber”. With the release of the new Zoom LeBron 12 yesterday, and recent Zoom Hypercross Trainer, both featuring the new Hexagonal Zoom Air pod setup, it looks as if Nike footwear technology just got an improvement. Zoom Air has many tiny, tightly stretched tensile fibers inside a pressurized Nike…

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// : Andy Gellenberg Nike Portraits : //

// : Andy Gellenberg Nike Portraits : //

German illustrator and graphic designer Andy Gellenberg recently released art work showing three of Nike’s biggest athletes in different portraits.

Gellenberg created portraits of Tiger Woods, Paul Rodriguez, and LeBron James utilizing only the famous Nike Swoosh. Take a look at some of his portraits below. You can check out some of his other work here.

Nike Portrait - Tiger Woods

Nike Portrait - Paul Rodrigues

Nike Portrait - LeBron James

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// : Remastering a Classic Nike Basketball Silhouette - Zoom Jet Flight : //

// : Remastering a Classic Nike Basketball Silhouette – Zoom Jet Flight : //

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In 2001, Nike Basketball released one of the greatest basketball shoes of the new millennium. That shoe was the Nike Air Jet Flight, a low-top, quick shoe designed for speedy guards. Before the whole Kobe low-top basketball shoe craze began, this was one of the first true low-top basketball shoes. Structurally, the shoe was a beauty. It featured a mesh upper inner-bootie with a TPU mid foot…

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// : New City // New Gig // New Opportunity : //

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Yesterday, I began my journey to work for globally known footwear and sports apparel company Nike, based in Beaverton, Oregon. Although I am not considered a full time Nike employee yet, I am thankful to have the opportunity to start as an external  Temporary worker for Nike on site in Beaverton. As many as you know, I have a strong passion for shoes and have dreamed of working for a company…

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// : Kevin Love to Cleveland : //

// : Kevin Love to Cleveland : //

Tomorrow afternoon, the Cleveland Cavaliers will officially introduce Kevin Love as the newest member of the Cavaliers. The city of Cleveland has been waiting for this deal to happen all summer ever since LeBron decided he was coming back to play for the Cavs. Take a look at the new banner near downtown Cleveland and close to Quciken Loans Arena featuring Kevin Love in a retro Cavs uniform from…

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// :Nike Genealogy of Innovation: //

Nike’s “Genealogy of Innovation” kicked off back in June with the re-release of many retro runners such as the Presto and OG free, but following the release the brand has released a two minute video showcasing over 200 pairs of shoes over a 43 year period.  

// : Deadstock PDX Kickstarter Party ://

// : Deadstock PDX Kickstarter Party ://

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Some of the shoes on display

Last night I was able to attend the kickstarter party for Deadstock PDX, a fundraiser event for an up-and coming coffee shop that will be featured inside Portand’s own very popular shoe store Index PDX. The event was very laid back, with cool giveaways such as Jason Markk shoe cleaning accessories, cheap drinks, and good people from the Portland area. The idea for…

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