Report: Nike Is Killing the FuelBand

Nike has fired the majority of the team responsible for its FuelBand fitness tracker according to a report from CNET today, which also claims that the company is jettisoning wearable hardware for good. An anonymous source says that roughly 55 employees were let go from Nike's Digital Sport hardware team, which covers… » 4/18/14 8:06pm Friday 8:06pm

Nike's Aggressive New Cleats Help Football Players Turn On a Dime

The use of 3D printers has allowed Nike's designers to prototype and test new footwear designs with a remarkably quick turnaround. And the latest shoe born from that new process is the Vapor HyperAgility cleat featuring re-engineered studs that Nike claims will give football players the necessary grip to explode off… » 2/26/14 12:00pm 2/26/14 12:00pm

Nike Designer Says Marty McFly's Power Laces Are Coming Next Year

If there was one disappointment about Nike's awesome Back to the Future II Air Mag, it's that the shoes didn't have Marty's power laces (and that they only made 1,500 and neither you nor I own a pair). But Nike designer Tinker Hatfield says that's about to change—power laces are coming in 2015. The future is here! » 2/15/14 2:00pm 2/15/14 2:00pm

How 3D Printing Supercharged Nike's New Super Bowl Cleat

Almost a full year ago, Nike introduced its first shoe ever built with the help of 3D printing technology. The thing was, that cleat, the Vapor Laser Talon (seen below), was built for an absurdly specific purpose and market—just the 40 yard dash, just for NFL players. Now, though, Nike is bringing what it's learned… » 1/10/14 1:46pm 1/10/14 1:46pm

Nike Fridge Magnets Let You Design the Perfect Sneaker

Nike doesn't realize it yet, but it could single-handedly make your fridge the most entertaining spot in your home—at least if you're a sneaker freak. Because instead of poetry or Scrabble, the shoe maker has created a wonderful set of magnets that lets anyone be a sneaker designer, as long as you're ok with never… » 12/04/13 10:40am 12/04/13 10:40am

Nike FuelBand SE Review: More Style Than Smarts

The FuelBand was Nike's first foray in fitness trackers, a sleek, stylish piece of wristwear that served as a constant reminder to be less lazy. The FuelBand SE is its wearable tech successor. But aside from a new splash of color on the band, it doesn't offer many more ways to make you move your butt. » 11/20/13 4:44pm 11/20/13 4:44pm

Nike Has Put the Best Thing From the 1980s Into a Set of Sneakers

It's baffling to think that it's taken until the year 2013 for Hasbro and Nike—two of the most powerful brands from the 1980s and 1990s—to finally team up and pay proper tribute to one of the best cartoon bad guys of all time. And while this isn't the first Nike and Transformers mashup, this amazing Megatron-themed set … » 11/20/13 11:10am 11/20/13 11:10am

Nike's Latest Snowboarding Boot Fits Right In at the Tron Chalet

First and foremost, a good pair of snowboarding boots should get you down a slope safely and with a good measure of comfort. But Nike also wants you to be noticed, particularly if you're competing and need to impress a bunch of judges. So with its latest snowboarding boot—the LunarENDOR QS—Nike's enhanced its iconic… » 11/19/13 10:00am 11/19/13 10:00am

These Classic Nike Sneakers Are Actually Made Out of Cigarette Packs

We've all felt it: The unique kind of envy that results from encountering something you want, but can't afford. For some of us, it's the new iPhone. For others, it's an eight-foot-long hot tub boat. For artist Jason Ruff in his younger years, it was sneakers and cigarettes—which serve as materials for his latest… » 10/18/13 2:20pm 10/18/13 2:20pm

How Does Nike's New Fuelband Compare to Its Toughest Competition?

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Nike's newest iteration of its signature activity tracker seems... fine. It's slightly more water resistant, it has some new tapping functions, and it's added Bluetooth 4.0. That's good! But the real question is whether it's enough of an upgrade to keep up with an increasingly crowded field of activity trackers.… » 10/15/13 2:49pm 10/15/13 2:49pm

Nike Lebron 11: Shoes That Look Like Space Rock Diamonds

Here are the jewels that'll adorn the feet of the world's greatest basketball player LeBron James for the upcoming basketball season. They look like they're brilliantly cut like a diamond. They look like something Iron Man might wear in his future. They also look like something an outer space alien version of The Thing … » 8/28/13 8:42pm 8/28/13 8:42pm

40 Years of Nike's Most Iconic Shoe Designs, Visualized

Nike's impact on both pop culture and the shoe industry is unrivaled. It's consistently one of the most popular brands in the world and has an insane sneakerhead following. But of all the hundreds of shoes released since the 1970s, what are its most iconic designs? » 7/31/13 11:59am 7/31/13 11:59am

Nike Free Hyperfeel: A Minimalist Running Shoe That Looks Like a Sock

Reminiscent of the original waffle runner that launched Nike, the Free Hyperfeel is the company's latest minimalist runner inspired by the actual geometry of the body. Which, if you'll recall, is something Under Armour addressed with its bra-like Speedform. » 7/16/13 4:00pm 7/16/13 4:00pm

From Chucks to Dunks: 100 Years of Sneaker Design Visualized

Shoe companies have been mass-producing sneakers since the Converse All Star first appeared all the way back in 1917, and their designs have changed immensely since. But how did we get from no-frills kicks to Jeremy Scott's garish winged monstrosities? A print from PopChartLabs shows the evolution over almost a century … » 7/10/13 10:49am 7/10/13 10:49am

Nike's Got the Balls To Try and Revolutionize Soccer Again

After the design of Adidas' soccer ball at the 2006 World Cup was found to actually be unstable and unpredictable at higher speeds, Nike has capitalized on the company's mistake to secure a stronger foothold in the world's most-watched sport. And its latest creation, a ball called the Incyte, has already been adopted… » 7/02/13 4:52pm 7/02/13 4:52pm

These Low Tops with Curved Laces Are Somehow Basketball Shoes

Kevin Durant, the best basketball player in the world who isn't a hybrid of a beast and monster, has a new pair of shoes. And it's a low top. And it has a tongue that curves. And it basically looks like a soccer shoe. But it's for basketball and they're so bizarre looking that I think I'm falling for them. » 6/27/13 10:05pm 6/27/13 10:05pm