Posts Tagged ‘nike’

Nike Cold Weather Campaign: #GetOutHere

As the season shifts from chilly fall to frosty winter, it's natural to want to stay warm indoors. While this reaction to cold weather is logical, it can be pretty bad for the midsection. I mean, it's called a "winter body" for a reason. Nike's #GetOutHere campaign is the solution for these excuses. It encourages people to brave the cold with their new gear that keeps you both warm and dry while training outdoors. 

We were lucky enough to head to Chicago to train with Nike and use some of the new gear first-hand. We got to try the Nike Pro Hyperwarm Compression tights, the Nike Pro Hyperwarm fitted top, and the Nike Therma-Sphere Max Training Jacket.

The Nike Pro Hyperwarm Compression tights and Nike Pro Hyperwarm fitted top are made with breathable Dri-Fit Max fabric and thermal mesh that wicks away sweat and keeps you warm. Trust me, they both did their jobs while we were battling the wind chill factor in the Windy City. But my personal favorite piece of training gear was the Nike Therma-Sphere Max Training JacketIts slim fit and stretch fabric let you move freely, and its Thermal Dri-Fit fabric wicks sweat. The lightweight 3-layer composite fabric keeps you warm while the DWR (durable water resistant) finish keeps you dry in rainy conditions.

Since this is The Urban Gent, style and function go hand-in-hand. Nike is known worldwide for providing both quality and style, and the products from this collection don't disappoint. Offering different color ways, I'm sure you'll find something that fits your personal style. So get some dope new gear, and #GetOutHere. After all, summer bodies are made in winter. 


By Chike Ibezue for The Urban Gent

Become Your Own Designer, Customize Your Shoes: Nike, Reebok, Converse, Puma

Yesterday I found myself spending hours designing shoes. One of my friends was in need of a few new kicks and instead of going to the store to try on a variety of shoes, he decided to get creative and make his own. He already knew about Nike ID and Reebok, I hipped him on Converse, and we both re-discovered Puma. Ahhh, Puma- so refreshing- I LOVE Pumas, especially high-top ones. All the best dressed guys I’ve ever known wear high-top pumas. Well, not all of them, but a few of my favorite well-dressed guys exclusively wear Pumas as their casual sneaker of choice. Anyway, he and I spent hours changing colors, shoe styles, textures… in the end he bought one custom made pair from each brand. And I must say, though time consuming, it was fun. Here’s a random colorful selection of a few of the shoes I made:

Though I like all 4, I must say that my favorite has to be Puma’s Mongolian Shoe Barbeque “Spice Needed”… They offer the best textures and color combos, and you’ll get the most elegantly stylish shoe from them. To be honest it would be very hard to not make a rockin sockin shoe with Puma’s Mongolian BBQ, buuuut I am sorta biased. Converse came in a close second, it’s a classic shoe that you want in every color anyway, so being able to customize every part of the shoe- down to the thread is pretty sweet. These are all great options for someone who is searching for a certain color or has a hard time finding shoes that match a ‘certain look’ they had in mind. It’s also a great gift to give a sneakerhead or a person who likes exclusive apparel.

More “Make Your Own Shoe” Tidbits….
NIKE ID : Best Shoe Variety
YOUR REEBOK : Best Background
(I like the view with the person wearing the shoes)
PUMA’S MONGOLIAN SHOE BBQ: Most Stylish, Best Textures
If you’re looking to make a specific type of shoe, maybe for a sport or a particular event, then Nike is the obvious choice. If you’re looking for a classic shoe with a twist- Converse is #1. If you want a head turner, show-stopper type shoe… c’mon Puma (it seriously doesn’t get any better). And if you’re looking for a small mixture of all of the above then choose Reebok.

When you get the time go check out their sites… 4 great brands with endless creative possibilities. I’d love to get the opinions of people who have gotten customized shoes from one of the brands- how did you like them? Which brand is your favorite?

#3: Nike Air Yeezy

glow in the dark.
tomorrow at your local nike sportwear store.
(or online sites like commonwealth)

SWANK OR DANK: Nike Pendelton Blazer

Nike Pendelton Blazer

I like Nikes, I like some Navajo inspired things… but a hybrid of the two- idk. Well these limited edition Nike Pendelton Blazer are made of wool making it easy for you to keep warm in these winter months… hey, they say oddly textured shoes are the way to go these days- leather is out (or on vacay). So what do you think…, $150

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