26 episodes

Nice Kicks Aims To Offer Listeners A Weekly Destination For Credible Information, Sneaker History, Expert Insights. Sneaker Stories, And More In Fast-Paced Podcast Episodes.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 158 Ratings

Nice Kicks Aims To Offer Listeners A Weekly Destination For Credible Information, Sneaker History, Expert Insights. Sneaker Stories, And More In Fast-Paced Podcast Episodes.

    Kanye Vs. Walmart, A Ma Maniére’s Applauded Release, Nike Go Flyease Controversy

    Kanye Vs. Walmart, A Ma Maniére’s Applauded Release, Nike Go Flyease Controversy

    Have You Seen The New Yeezy Logo? Walmart Is Seeking To Dispute The New Yeezy Logo Submitted To Trademark Via Kanye West And Yeezy, LLC. The New Yeezy Logo Consists Of Eight Dotted Lines, Each Comprising Three Totally Shaded Circles, With A Total Of 24 Circles, Arranged At Equal Angles As Rays From The Sun. While Walmart Believes The New Logo By Kanye West Will Be Confusingly Similar To Their Logo And Could Harm The Brand’s Image. 
    Walmart & Yeezy Have Dispute over Trademark By Matt Halfhill
    https://www.nicekicks.com/wal-mart-yeezy-kanye-trademark-dispute/
    A Ma Maniére Jordan 3 Release. Recently The Much-awaited Air Jordan 3 Collaboration With A Ma Maniére Released And Left The Sneaker Community Appraising Their Release Strategy. The Strategy Consisted Of In-store Raffles At Their Various Locations And A Complex Online Sneaker Release Method. A Ma Maniére’s Online Method Pointed Users To A New Domain And Fooled Users Looking To Utilized Automated Bot Programs By Placing False Products In Various Slots On Their Main Website. This Led To A Consensus From The Sneaker Community That A Fair Opportunity Was Provided For All Entrants To Try And Purchase The A Ma Maniére Jordan 3. Does This Set A Precedent For Sneaker Releases Moving Forward?
    Nike Go Flyease Outcry. Lastly, Nike Is Aiming To Help Those With Disabilities By Providing Their First Completely Hands-free Model In The Nike Flyease Line. The Nike Go Flyease Has Been Promoted By An Amalgamation Of Celebrities And Influencers To Share The Product With The Masses. This Has Led To The Unfortunate Outcome That Those Who Would Actually Need The Nike Go Flyease Model Are Unable To Acquire The Pair At Retail Prices. The Prices On The Secondary Market Have Skyrocketed And Limited Supply Has Made These Unobtainable.
    Nike Accused Of 'Using Disability' To Hype New Hands-Free Sneaker By Eva Tesfaye
    https://www.npr.org/2021/03/28/981197687/nike-accused-of-using-disability-to-hype-new-hands-free-sneaker 
    Keeping Stock With Nice Kicks Aims To Offer Listeners A Weekly Destination For Credible Information, Sneaker History, Expert Insights. Sneaker Stories, And More In Fast-Paced Podcast Episodes.
    Nice Kicks Official Website: https://www.nicekicks.com/ Nice Kicks Social Media: https://linktr.ee/NiceKicksSocial Sneaker Release Dates: https://www.nicekicks.com/sneaker-release-dates/ Contact The Nice Kicks Team: podcast@nicekicks.com Julian Gray (@julianthegray) | Matt Halfhill (@matthalfhill) | Gabe Oshin (@nicekicksgabe)

    • 31 min
    Best Sneaker Commercials, Jordan Zion 1, And Sneaker Pre Orders

    Best Sneaker Commercials, Jordan Zion 1, And Sneaker Pre Orders

    This Week We Draft The Best Sneaker Commercials, Review The Jordan Zion 1 Release, Discuss New Sneaker Release Strategies Such As Pre-Orders, And More In This Weeks Sneaker Podcast.

    • 57 min
    Kobe Bryant Estate Departs Nike And Nike’s Refurbished Program

    Kobe Bryant Estate Departs Nike And Nike’s Refurbished Program

    Kobe Bryant Estate Departs Nike Vanessa Bryant And The Bryant Estate Have Parted Ways With Nike As Kobe Post Retirement Contract Expired On Tuesday, April 13th. The Bryant Estate Has Cited Frustrations With Nike’s Release Strategy With Kobe’s Signature Line Including Availability To Consumers And Lack Of Focus On Kids Sizes. Since Then Nike And Vanessa Bryant Have Released Statements In Regards To The Expired Contract Negotiations Since News Broke. In Addition, The Bryant Estate Has Filed 13 Separate Trademarks Since Kobe’s Passing. 
    Nike’s Refurbished Circularity Model Later In The Episode, We Discuss Nike’s New Refurbished Program Focusing On Their “Move To Zero” Campaign. The New Program Looks To “Extend The Life Of Eligible Products By Taking Like-new, Gently Worn, And Slightly Imperfect Kicks, Refurbishing Them By Hand And Offering Them To You At Select Nike Factory, Nike Unite, And Nike Community Stores. The Program Has Rolled Out To Over 15 Nike Stores Thus Far And Looks To Continue To Expand In The Future”. Nike Is Looking To Reduce Their Environmental Impact While Extending The Life Of Products That May Be Otherwise Stored Elsewhere.
    Vanessa Bryant, Kobe Bryant estate elect not to renew partnership with Nike By Nick DePaula: https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/31293033/vanessa-bryant-kobe-bryant-estate-elect-not-renew-partnership-nike
    Nike Brings New Life to Sneakers with its Refurbished Program By Luis Torres: https://www.nicekicks.com/nike-refurbished-program-circularity-model/
    Keeping Stock With Nice Kicks Aims To Offer Listeners A Weekly Destination For Credible Information, Sneaker History, Expert Insights. Sneaker Stories, And More In Fast-Paced Podcast Episodes.
     
    Nice Kicks Official Website: https://www.nicekicks.com/
     
    Nice Kicks Social Media: https://linktr.ee/NiceKicksSocial
     
    Sneaker Release Dates: https://www.nicekicks.com/sneaker-release-dates/ 
     
    Contact The Nice Kicks Team: podcast@nicekicks.com
     
    Julian Gray (@julianthegray) | Matt Halfhill (@matt.halfhill) | Gabe Oshin (@nicekicksgabe)

    • 33 min
    Ep. 24: Foot Locker x GOAT - What does this mean?

    Ep. 24: Foot Locker x GOAT - What does this mean?

    After last year taking in sizable investments alongside prominent industry mergers, GOAT starts 2019 with a massive new investment from a sneaker retail giant.
    Foot Locker has announced today its strategic minority investment with GOAT for $100 million. This number marks the largest investment ever made by Foot Locker. Moreover, the largest investment from a sneaker retailer into a secondary sneaker retailer. This speaks to the turn of the industry, and retailers like Foot Locker getting ahead of the trend.
    Matt Halfhill and Albert Briggs discuss what this move means for Foot Locker, GOAT, and the sneaker business as a whole.

    • 20 min
    Ep. 23: Inside Nike's New $350 Auto-Lacing Adapt BB

    Ep. 23: Inside Nike's New $350 Auto-Lacing Adapt BB

    Presented by Art of Sport: ArtOfSport.com/NiceKicks
    Matt and Nick discuss the app-syncing, self-lacing Adapt BB just after Nike's grand New York launch event. From first reactions on and off court, to designer insights from Eric Avar and Tinker Hatfield, the shoe's $350 price point and how the internal motor works, every last detail of the Adapt BB is covered.
    Rundown:
    0 – Intro
    1:41 – Art Of Sport
    2:32 – First impressions of the design
    6:41 – Adapt system's snug fit
    8:52 – Is Black / White an exciting launch colorway?
    12:14 – Years of testing and samples involved to get things right 
    13:45 – THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY BUCKS??
    17:32 – How's the cushioning?
    22:00 – Jayson Tatum as the debut athlete?
    25:05 – How do you charge the shoe?
    26:55 – The App and sneaker can download future updates
    27:42 – When's the next Adapt BB?
    31:10 – What's the concept car for cushioning or other tech?
    34:55 – Why not launch at the 2020 Olympics?
    37:25 – Depth of Nike's innovation involved and looking ahead
    38:05 – Outro  
     

    • 41 min
    Ep. 22: Jordan Footwear VP Gentry Humphrey On The Air Jordan 11

    Ep. 22: Jordan Footwear VP Gentry Humphrey On The Air Jordan 11

    Presented by Art of Sport -- https://ArtOfSport.com/NiceKicks
     
    Longtime Jordan exec Gentry Humphrey recounts the origin of creating the original Air Jordan 11 in 1995, the many Retro editions through the years and the design's ongoing timeless place atop sneaker culture
     
    Produced by: Jade Hoye
     
    Rundown:
     
    2:22 - Art Of Sport
     
    3:10 - Gentry Humphrey
     
    4:55 - Stopping at 10 or continuing the line
     
    7:55 - Iconic details of the AJ 11
     
    10:40 - Original reaction to the shoe
     
    13:30 - Identifying the original 3 colors
     
    17:01 - Still coveted on an annual basis
     
    20:01 - Adding #45 to the heel
     
    25:15 - Crossing over into other sports
     
    26:24 - Space Jam 2 plans
     
    31:28 - The 11 transcending eras  
     
    End

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
158 Ratings

158 Ratings

soni91b ,

Love the pod

Great guests, great story telling. Miss black trey on the pod, and also wouldn’t mind at the start of each month you guys breaking down what’s all coming. It’s not easy to keep up, but keep up the great work!

Review from Connecticut ,

Great sneaker podcast!

This is great stuff! Keep going!

kevin dodson ,

Great work!

Love the work keep it going!

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