After much speculation and fanfare, Nike’s self-lacing basketball sneakers have finally arrived. Today the sportswear giant unveiled its Nike Adapt BB sneaker that features its power lacing system and revealed Boston Celtic rising star Jayson Tatum will be the first rock them on an NBA court.
Introducing Nike Adapt BB. Power laces for the perfect fit.
Tatum will be getting his Marty McFly on when laces up or should we say powers up Nike’s Adapt BB sneaker when his Celtics take on the Toronto Raptors Wednesday night in Boston on ESPN. Paired with a continuously updating app the sneaker aims to tackle grasp the ever-elusive idea of providing basketball players the perfect fit while performing on the court.
The sneaker immediately goes to work as soon as the player steps in shoes. The Nike Adapts BB custom motor and gear train senses tension and makes the necessary adjustments accordingly for a snug and secure fit. The FitAdapt tech or the brain of sneaker will allow the player to adjust the fit either by the app or manual touch depending on different moments of the game.
Before the tech is introduced to Nike’s other lines, the company picked basketball as the first sport to test out the wearable technology. In speaking about why the company chose that particular sport first, Nike VP Creative Director of Innovation Eric Avar states:
“We picked basketball as the first sport for Nike Adapt intentionally because of the demands that athletes put on their shoes. During a normal basketball game, the athlete’s foot changes and the ability to quickly change your fit by loosening your shoe to increase blood flow and then tighten again for performance is a key element that we believe will improve the athlete’s experience.”
Sounds like Nike is light years ahead of the competition right now. To get a detailed look at the sneakers that officially launch February 17 and will cost $350 hit the gallery below.
It took a while, but the trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home is here, and it didn’t disappoint. The first look at the webhead’s adventurous vacation took the attention away from Trump’s fast food soiree and had fans excited on top of being curious about the forthcoming film.
Marvel Twitter put their thinking caps on for this one.
As usual, MCU fans are dissecting this trailer like it’s a dead frog in Bio Lab class. The theories are dropping left and right as we try to piece together exactly when this film takes place, the fate of the noticeably absent Tony Stark, Mysterio’s role in the movie.
Fans are also pointing out some interesting easter eggs spotted in the trailer and of course, are losing it at the apparent shipping of Peter Parker (Tom Holland) and Mary Jane (Zendaya). We have plenty of time to figure it all out because the film doesn’t arrive till July 5th, so that means there will be more questions than answers. The crazy part is we still have Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame and more possibly two more Far From Home trailers on the horizon.
We are almost in the Endgame now with phase 3 coming to a close and Spidey taking us into the MCU’s fourth phase. You can peep all the reactions to Spidey’s upcoming adventure abroad in the gallery below. Feel free to also let us know your interesting theories about the film in the comment section below.
How big of a hypebeast are you? Big enough to camp out for high priced ornaments based on staples? Then Virgil Abloh has you covered.
The esteemed designer, who currently heads up Louis Vuitton, has revealed he is working on a new jewelry line. The twist is that he will be advancing common office supplies with precious stones and other adornments. Earlier this week he posted a box of paper clips that were branded with Virgil Abloh.
He then further teased the collection with a photo of him wearing a paper clip necklace called “JACOB” that appears to be outfitted with diamonds.
He detailed the launch in an interview with fashion industry trade publication WWD. He plans to debut the bling at his upcoming “Floral Shop” pop-up shop at Hôtel Costes in Paris alongside his newest Off-White collection. “I curated my favorite flowers, simple bouquets that can be bought, but I’m also previewing high jewelry that’s of my own name. It’s not associated to Off-White per se,” he explained. “Those will be on view for the first time. I’ve been developing those for three years.”
Abloh went on to detail the pieces a bit further. “It’s a necklace, there’s earrings, there’s an accessory. The idea is like high jewelry for all. It’s a crash — it’s a paper clip, but it’s also pavé diamonds made in a very specific way.”
In other Virgil news you can view first menswear collection with Louis Vuitton here.
President Donald Trump has pulled some amazing stunts during his time in office, and his latest act might be one of the zaniest yet. On Monday (Jan. 14), the nation’s leader invited the NCAA football champions Clemson Tigers to the White House to celebrate their win, offering a spread of good ol’ ‘Murrican fast food for the student-athletes.
“Great being with the National Champion Clemson Tigers last night at the White House. Because of the Shutdown I served them massive amounts of Fast Food (I paid), over 1000 hamberders etc. Within one hour, it was all gone. Great guys and big eaters!” Trump tweeted Tuesday morning (Jan. 15).
Great being with the National Champion Clemson Tigers last night at the White House. Because of the Shutdown I served them massive amounts of Fast Food (I paid), over 1000 hamberders etc. Within one hour, it was all gone. Great guys and big eaters!
Trump shamelessly mentioned the federal shutdown as the reason for serving the team McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King, and pizza. Imagine blowing out one of the top college football teams to win the championship, only to be served fast food in honor of your big win.
Twitter has rightly seized on President Trump’s insistence to clog up the arteries of these young men and the jokes have been flying. We’ve collected some of the best responses.
No comment or saying you stand with the victims of R.Kelly’s behavior would have saved French Montana from all the slander coming his way. The “No Stylist” rapper, when asked about his thoughts on R. Kelly seemingly, gave him his support before walking it back.
It might be too late because Montana’s comments are unforgettable like his track of the same name featuring Swae Lee formerly of Rae Sremmurd. TMZ caught up with the rapper and for some reason asked him his thoughts on the R. Kelly situation.
“They don’t let nobody have their legendary moments, I feel like they did Michael Jackson like that. They did R. Kelly like that. All the greats went down like that.”
“Let somebody enjoy their legacy. Whatever happened, happened,” the rapper said. “[He went] in the court of law and won.”
Twitter caught wind of the rapper’s remarks and immediately dragged him for his stance forcing Montana to issue an apology and explanation stating his “heart is with the victims.”
Let me be clear. My heart is with the victims. I never thought the people I looked up to as a kid, who sang and danced and gave me hope to become a superstar would become drug addicts, child molestors and rapists. I am hoping we as a culture create better leaders. We need them.
Of all the young Hip-Hop acts out today, Rae Sremmurdhas enjoyed a number of chart-topping moments as a duo. However, a cryptic tweet from Slim Jxmmiseems to suggest the crew is no more.
“I’m not Rae Sremmurd I’m slim jxmmi and ima sink or swim by myself,” Jxmmi wrote in a now-deleted tweet. While it was clear that Swae Lee was becoming the breakout star of the two, it didn’t seem to put much distance between them as a crew despite the triple Sremm Life 3 album that featured solo efforts and a joint effort from them both.
In a series of messages captured by Boots Blog in a tweet, Jxmmi seems to confirm he’s moving on from the crew despite claims from Swae Lee just last week that the crew is still very much intact.
Lil Uzi Vert is, without doubt, one of the top young rap artists of his era and has notched a number of smash hit singles over the past three years while amassing a loyal fan base. On Twitter Friday, the Philadelphia rap superstar and fade deliverer has decided that he no longer wants to be part of the music business and says he’s leaving it all behind.
Vert took to Instagram Stories to share a photo and message with his fans regarding his decision.
“I WANNA TAKE THE TIME OUT TO SAY I THANK EACH AND EVERY ONE OF MY SUPPORTS BUT I’M DONE WITH MUSIC I DELETED EVERYTHING I WANNA BE NORMAL…I WANNA WAKE UP IN 2013,” read the post’s message.
Immediately, fans took to social media, chiefly Twitter and Instagram, to voice their dismay. It isn’t clear why the 24-year-old rapper is deciding to walk away from what still feels like a fruitful and promising career. It was also a shock to fans who were anticipating his upcoming second studio album, Eternal Atake.
While we don’t know why Lil Uzi Vert is stepping away, we wish him the best in his journey.
Well, that was fast. Juelz Santana and Kimbella wasted no time and made it official tying the knot literally just months after getting engaged. While it’s a joyous day the couple, their children and close friends should celebrate, Twitter could care less and blessed the James with holy slander.
With a 27-month stay in the clink quickly approaching, Juelz and Kimbella decided to get the wedding ceremony out of the way. The couple exchanged vows and made it official with a kiss at a private ceremony Thursday night. Plenty of celebrities was in attendance to witness them jump the broom including his Dipset brethren Jim Jones, Freekey Zekey and Cam’ron, Joe Budden, Lil’Kim and Maino.
The feel-good moment didn’t stop folks on Twitter from presenting them with the gift of slander. People had no chill joking on the couples wedding attire, the day of the wedding, why Juelz decided to finally make Kimbella his wife and how last minute the ceremony looked. Even Chrissy, Jim Jones longtime girlfriend was catching heat due to the fact she has been waiting for Jim Jones to marry her for years.
Well, congrats to Juelz and Kimbella on their nuptials, but we guess they are still gonna get these jokes. You can scroll through the wedding slander in the gallery below.
The Weeknd unleashed new heat to the masses on Thursday (Jan. 10) with French producer Gesaffelstein and the track “Lost In The Fire,” but fans are wondering if there’s a new beef brewing between the singer and Drake. On the track, The Weeknd seemingly throws a shot at Drizzy’s secret baby situation and fans on Twitter have something to say.
“And I just want a baby with the right one/‘Cause I would never be the one to hide one,” goes the lyric from the artist born Abel Tesafaye. It isn’t confirmed of course, but one could imagine that Drake’s son being unknown to the world before Pusha T’s explosive “The Story of Adidon” track is the inspiration.
Speculation over “Lost In The Fire” is pretty high and heavy right now, and we’ve scoured Twitter for some of the reactions thus far.