The June release of Tom Sachs NikeCraft “General Purpose Shoe” caught many people sleeping on the drop as the kicks not only sold out but resell for a pretty penny.
A few months ago we reported that Ben Affleck and Matt Damon were surprisingly working on a new film centered around Nike’s pursuit of Michael Jordan and while we haven’t gotten word on who’ll be playing his Airness, some casting news is afoot.
After months of suing multiple people and corporations for various reasons, Nike has now been slapped with a lawsuit against them as Adidas is alleging that the swoosh giant committed patent infringement of their technology on the Nike SNKRS app.
A few weeks ago Nike roasted whatever credibility StockX had when they filed a lawsuit again StockX alleging that they sold bootleg sneakers to Nike employees buying sneakers from them undercover.
Given the way that sneakerheads flooded Travis Scott’s website with bots upon the release of his latest Nike collaboration, we feel it’s pretty safe to say he’s un-canceled.
Scoring a pair of Travis Scott Nikes at retail is like hitting the lotto. The Houston rapper had a raffle for the privilege to cop a pair of his latest collab with the Swoosh brand, and it received over 1 million entries in just 30 minutes.
Nike has been changing the game and keeping us fresh for the past 50 years and to celebrate the half-century mark one of their day one’s, Spike Lee has directed a short film paying homage to the swoosh brand.
For now the sneakers are slated for a May 27th release but if Nike's proven anything in the past few years it's that release dates are not set in stone and can be changed at the last second.
StockX has responded to Nike's claims that it sold the brand four pairs of bootleg versions of their sneakers. The online marketplace and resale brand is basically saying, Don't believe the hype.
StockX hasn't released a statement addressing Nike's allegations but whatever they say in response we doubt it'll help their already shaky credibility.
No word on when the film will go into production or who'll be tackling the role of a young Michael Jordan (that's what we really wanna know), but it will be interesting to see who'll the casting directors settle on when the time comes. Hopefully they don't white wash that role (we kid we kid).