Articles by: John Kim

Michigan Will Be First College Football Team to Wear Jordan Brand

Last month, the news out of Ann Arbor had the University of Michigan ending its eight-year relationship with adidas to signed a new deal with Nike. Running through 2027, the record $169 million contract would see the Wolverines receiving $80.2 million in Nike apparel over the life of the deal, …

Kevin Durant and Zach LaVine Star in a Hilarious New Ad

A new commercial from Nike and Foot Locker — dubbed “Eruption” — outlines a seldom known physical law that only applies to the basketball court: every action has a crowd reaction. The dynamic is directly proportional, meaning the greater the action, the greater the subsequent reaction. The …

Jamie xx for J.Crew “In Colour” Tote Bag

For our money, the song of the summer for 2015 has to be “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)” from Jamie xx. The rollicking track, mixing equal parts dancehall, alt-rap and pop, is a far cry from the moody minimalism of The xx, the indie-rock trio that …

Nike Forced to Disclose Michael Jordan’s Sponsorship Contract in Court

The details of Michael Jordan‘s contract with Nike are so closely guarded that they’re literally kept under lock and key. The 42-page document is stored in its own room at Nike headquarters in Oregon, apart from the company’s other legal filings, and only three employees have access …

Kendrick Lamar Sits Down for an Interview With N.W.A.

The four living members of N.W.A. recently convened for their first magazine cover shoot since Ice Cube went solo after an acrimonious split 1991. The reunion was brokered by Billboard and occasioned by the release of the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, but the sit-down could be viewed …

Nike Air Max 1 Woven “Carbon Green”

A fanciful update to the venerable 1987 silhouette, the Nike Air Max 1 Woven arrives this season in an attractive “Carbon Green” colorway. The retro runner features woven leather at the tox box and heel, overlaid with a synthetic suede mudguard and quarter panels in matching green. …

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Samsung has unveiled its latest and greatest phablet, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. Its design is clearly influenced by the Galaxy S6 Edge, though the Note 5’s 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display is a flat panel and not curved. The build evokes a premium feel, featuring Gorilla Glass 4 on …

NikeLab Women’s Training Collection

NikeLab has unveiled the women’s training collection for Fall/Winter 2015, featuring a series of adaptable pieces from the mind of designer Johanna F. Schneider, who took inspiration from the architecture of the human body. The goods combine high-tech materials with refined style, resulting in functional performance wear adaptable to …

James Harden Signs With adidas

Following weeks of speculation, Houston Rockets guard James Harden has indeed left Nike to sign with adidas, inking a 13-year deal worth $200 million. The three-stripe brand announced the partnership today, which officially begins October 1. Harden will step to the fore of adidas’ global brand campaign, coinciding …