PRNewswire — China’s leading sportswear company, LI-NING Company, and NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade, announced the creation of a new athletic footwear and apparel brand called WADE, which will serve as the centerpiece of the corporation’s growing international basketball strategy, and be shaped by an unprecedented level of creative and strategic direction from the two-time NBA Champion.
Mr. Li Ning and Wade announced the multi-year partnership at a press conference earlier today in Beijing. Elements will include a signature line of adult apparel and footwear, available soon at LI-NING retail stores and online throughout China, and set to debut in the United States in 2013. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Checkout the kicks after the jump.
The Shoezeum is the largest and most comprehensive collection of Nikes in the world and it opened today in downtown Las Vegas. The gallery opens daily at 4pm. Only $10 admission.
GWOP Magazine staff checked out the Shoezeum for its grand opening. Jordan Geller (founder of Shoezeum/ sneaker collector) has the sickest shoe collection in the world with over 2500 Nikes. This museum /art gallery is a sneaker heads heaven.
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The shoes will retail for $100.
The brand will hit retail stores in New York on Friday and subsequently roll out in 33 stores nationwide before hitting Europe for the holiday season.
In 1989, as the shoe business heated up thanks mostly due to Air Jordans, Ewing, who was getting paid nearly $1 million a year by adidas, left the brand. For most of the 1988-89 season, at the advice of David Falk (friend & agent), he wore an unbranded white shoe to keep people guessing what was next. Toward the end of the season, Ewing, in partnership with Pony founder Roberto Mueller, unveiled the Ewing Athletics brand. By 1990, the company was doing remarkable business, grossing approximately $100 million that year.
The company released more than 20 different shoe models until 1996, when challenges, including the overall sneaker market itself, forced Ewing and his partners to shut down the business.
ONE Distribution has announced that Supra has entered a partnership with rapper Lil Wayne. The exclusive relationship will result in a collection of footwear inspired and overseen by Lil Wayne and manufactured by Supra. The collection will debut at the Project trade show in Las Vegas on August 20-22 and promises to feature a diverse range of styles.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose signed a new deal with adidas Friday that should keep him in the company’s brand for the rest of his career.
“It’s a blessing, man,” Rose said before Saturday morning’s All-Star practice. “Definitely a blessing. They’ve been with me, they stuck with me from the beginning and I’m happy that I’m a part of them for the rest of my life.”
Comcast Sportsnet initially reported the story early Saturday morning, saying that according to a source, Rose’s new deal was for 14 years and $250 million. Rose has been with adidas since he entered the league and has become a major face of the company.
“It’s great, man,” Rose said. “We’ve been trying to get it out of the way for a long time. I just remember them bringing it up to me and I couldn’t really think about the amount. I’m just blessed and feel grateful right now.”
Rose has remained loyal to the company and he clearly appreciates the fact that adidas has been loyal to him.
Scuffles and riots broke out across the country for the release of the Jordan Retro 11’s last night.
The shoes are an exact replica of the original Air Jordans 11 from 1996.
Ever since Michael Jordan retired, his shoe line has generated $1 billion every year.
While wearing these particular shoes, Jordan won MVP for the 1995-96 season, the all-star game and the NBA finals.
A new pair of the Air Jordans will set you back $180.
“I was fortunate enough to rock these kicks when MJ was still in the league” –Beezy Tarantino