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Adidas x Rich Mnisi Link Up For Exclusive Collaboration

Today, adidas unveils its debut line with South African contemporary fashion designer, Rich Mnisi, and it’s a collaboration that features a lineup of beautiful, bold pieces that celebrate Rich Mnisi’s Tsonga heritage.

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adidas x Rich Mnisi

Alongside these pinnacle performance pieces are statement streetwear looks featuring exaggerated silhouettes that seamlessly fuse style, color and function. The collection also features iconic adidas footwear lines and innovation including Superstar, UltraBOOST and Forum, which have been reborn with Rich’s signature prints via a series of design accents that feature throughout. 

Richard Mnisi continues to push the dial on the celebration of identity, interspersed with adidas’ belief that through sport, they have the power to change lives. The result is a line that pushes the boundaries of sport style, all with self-expression at the heart. The pieces in this collection fuse bright, bold animal prints, vibrant clashing colors, and striking abstract patterns that come together to tell the exciting story of his roots. Each piece has been designed to be worn as a standalone stand out piece or accessorised and layered for a more individual and expressive look.

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adidas x Rich Mnisi

When asked about the collection, Mnisi has this to say.

“I am immensely proud to present this collection in collaboration with adidas, an iconic brand that i grew up seeing on POC bodies that were rewriting the arts. It has been a pleasure to bring my designs to classic pieces. We have created a bright, unique collection that reflects my love for the idea of community and heritage, individuality, and self-expression.

Our aim was to create pieces that supports life on and off the sports field. The spirit of this collection celebrates our homeland, so environment was an important aspect when looking at methods and materials used in the creation process. I am so pleased we’ve used adidas’ advanced technology and partly recycled materials. I am truly excited for the world to see this collaboration come to life.”

The pieces in this collection include:

adidas x Rich Mnisi Track Top
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adidas x Rich Mnisi

A vibrant top that features a collage of bold animal prints, throughout and puffy sleeves for a stylish, oversized silhouette, the jacket is designed to elevate any look. Matching bottoms accompany the top.

adidas x Rich Mnisi Dress
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adidas x Rich Mnisi

An A-line tennis dress elevated with fun and playful prints and merged with leading adidas performance fabrics, designed to bring a fresh style to the court.

adidas x Rich Mnisi UB22
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adidas x Rich Mnisi UB22

A true representation of style intersecting with performance, the adidas x Rich Mnisi UB22 trainer features the classic BOOST midsole, and combines with striking prints to make a statement with every step.

The adidas and Mnisi collection will be available via adidas.com starting February 1st.

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Diplomacy Is NBA Players Go-To Streetwear Brand

Diplomacy is a brand that should continuously be on your radar. The Black-owned streetwear brand based on New York and London has quickly become NBA players’ go-to streetwear collection. From Los Angeles Clippers Guard Terance Mann spotted in the Free The Future hoodie, to Utah Jazz Guard Donovan Mitchell wearing the brand’s Stitches Tee, Diplomacy is on the rise and yet to reach their full potential.

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Diplomacy City Tracker Top

Wes Iwundu is another player that has recently rocked Diplomacy and was spotted in the brand’s core crewneck. Diplomacy uses classic silhouettes and lux fabrications, they design thoughtwear, so that each piece in the collection promotes a concept related to the practices of mindfulness, tact, and civility. The brand continues to pride itself on giving back, which is always at the forefront.

Diplomacy
Diplomacy Free The Future

The Free The Future capsule collection donates a portion of proceeds to the Boys & Girls Club of Houston. Additionally, the brand’s Peaceful Protest capsule collection where the profits from the Look Deeper tee and  Masterpeace tees are donated to The Bail Project Inc.

What continues to make Diplomacy special is their creative designs, and innovative thought process and rollouts. We’re sure that we’ll be seeing more athletes and celebrities rocking the brand in the future.

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The 9 Best Pieces of WNBA Merchandise To Cop Now

New Year, New You. Though you probably received some nice drip over the holiday season, there’s no such thing as “too much drip.” As proven over the course of these past couple of years, the WNBA is a leader when it comes to style impact (just look at the hoodie), and that’s been further evidenced through the plethora of endorsement deals that we’ve seen recently.

The 26th season will be here before we know it, but in the meantime, it’s important to showcase support year-round. There’s no better way to do that during the off-season than buying merchandise, so let’s check out a few items that you can cop right now.

1. Women’s WNBA Nike Black Logo Full-Zip Jacket
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Women’s WNBA Nike Black Logo Full-Zip Jacket

So fresh and so clean. It’s winter, so a new jacket is definitely much needed. 

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2. Men’s WNBA New Era Orange 9FIFTY Snapback Adjustable Hat
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Men’s WNBA New Era Orange 9FIFTY Snapback Adjustable Hat

Fellas listen up. When you pull up to the next function wearing this…you’ll see.

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3. WNBA Wilson Outdoor Basketball
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Wilson Sports WNBA

Yes it’s winter, but we aren’t too far off from spring which means we’ll be outside (and that means we’ll be shooting hoops).

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4. Women’s Chicago Sky Logo V-Neck T-Shirt
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Chicago Sky T-Shirt

Chi-town has a ton to be excited about right now. There’s plenty of different t-shirts available for men and women in various sizes, so make sure you check them out.

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5. WNBA The Wild Collective Orange Cloud Wash Pullover Sweatshirt
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WNBA The Wild Collective Orange Cloud Wash Pullover Sweatshirt

The Wild Collective and WNBA linked up to drop some dope pieces a while back, and there’s still a few available for those interested in purchasing. Our recommendation is The Wild Collective Orange Cloud.

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6. WNBA The Wild Collective Heathered Gray Pullover Sweatshirt
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WNBA The Wild Collective Heathered Gray Pullover Sweatshirt

Okay we had to include another from the collection because simple gray pullovers will never be out of style.

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7. Women’s WNBA Gold Logowoman Hoop Earrings
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Women’s WNBA Gold Logowoman Hoop Earrings

Yes to the jewelry. What other league is coming like this?

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8. Women’s Washington Mystics ISlide Navy Primary Logo Slide Sandals
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Women’s Washington Mystics ISlide Navy Primary Logo Slide Sandals

This is specifically for Mystics fans (or fans who don’t have a “team”). That’s not to say you can’t buy these slides if another team is your favorite, but ideally you want slides that represent your team. There’s a few more teams in the W that have team-specific sandals including the Aces, Mercury, and Lynx.

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9. Women’s WNBA Nike Black Coverall Jumpsuit
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Women’s WNBA Nike Black Coverall Jumpsuit

This. Was. A. Game. Changer. Everybody was waiting on this to drop. Everybody. Pretty sure the W is going to top everything they released this past year when the new merch rolls out in the spring, but this isn’t going out of style. Ever.

So there you have it. Nine different WNBA merch items that you can add to your collection. Of course there’s more available via the WNBA store, Dicks Sporting Goods, and more, so make sure you hit up the website and browse the selections. 

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The 10 Best Sports Books To Start 2022

We are now officially in 2022, and that means it’s time for a new…well, everything. We’ve all heard the saying reading is fundamental, and while we may roll our eyes at the sentiment, it really is fundamental. To get your 2022 reading list off to a good start, we thought we’d put together some of our favorite sports books of 2021. These books tell the stories of your favorite athletes and teams, while providing interesting facts and anecdotes that may have been previously unknown. Here’s ten that you should consider purchasing today.

1. Unguarded
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Scottie Pippen

Author: Scottie Pippen

A New York Times bestseller, Pippen tells his story his way in Unguarded. The six-time NBA Champion, two-time Olympic gold medalist, and Hall of Famer chronicles his childhood, career with the Chicago Bulls, overcoming obstacles, and life post-basketball. Unguarded was given excellent reviews from critics.

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2. Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP
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Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP

Author: Mirin Fader

Fader does a beautiful job of telling the story of Giannis Antetokounmpo’s journey from his childhood in Athens, Greece, to his improbable rise to NBA champion. The books dives deeper into his obstacles, backstory, and how his illegal immigrant status prevented him from playing for Greek’s top basketball clubs. This is definitely good entertainment for basketball fans as we approach the second half of the season.

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3. Seven Days in Augusta: Behind the Scenes at the Masters
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Seven Days in Augusta: Behind the Scenes at the Masters

Author: Mark Cannizzaro

Every April, golf fans look forward to The Masters tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia. While we see the action play out on national television every year, we haven’t really gotten a behind the scenes account of what goes on behind the cameras. Cannizzaro does just that at Seven Days in Augusta: Behind the Scenes at the Masters, and the forward is written by Phil Mickelson which is an added bonus.

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4. No One Wins Alone
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No One Wins Alone

Author: Mark Messier

Legendary hockey player Mark Messier tells his inspirational story in 2021’s No One Wins Alone. Messier shares leadership and teamwork lessons, and documents his rise to becoming one of the most prolific athletes in sports history.

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5. Sidelined: Sports, Culture, and Being a Woman in America
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Sidelined: Sports, Culture, and Being a Woman in America

Author: Julie DiCaro

It’s no secret that being a woman in sports can be tough, and journalist Julie DiCaro details the misogyny in America’s sports media and across professional sports leagues, while detailing her own personal experiences. DiCaro also shares advice for fellow and upcoming women in sports, making this a definite must read.

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6. The Plant-Based Athlete: A Game-Changing Approach to Peak Performance
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The Plant-Based Athlete: A Game-Changing Approach to Peak Performance

Author: Matt Frazier and Robert Cheeke

Let’s switch it up a bit. Everybody knows that what you put into your body food wise is extremely important in terms of health and optimal performance. This is especially true of athletes. In The Plant-Based Athlete: A Game-Changing Approach to Peak Performance, research-based guides are provided for connecting a plant-based diet, and features interviews with professional athletes who have adopted a similar lifestyle change. 

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7. Dwyane
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Dwyane Autobiography

Author: Dwyane Wade

There’s one thing that everyone looks forward to when an athlete retires—their autobiography. We’re all familiar with Dwyane Wade the future hall of famer, and now we get the chance to learn more about Wade the person in his long-awaited photographic memoir which contains over 100 photos from Wade’s career both on and off the court.

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8. Dynasties: The 10 G.O.A.T. Teams That Changed the NBA Forever
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Dynasties: The 10 G.O.A.T. Teams That Changed the NBA Forever

Author: Marcus Thompson

We’re always having the G.O.A.T. teams in sports convo, so why not a book that goes a little bit more into it? Acclaimed sports journalist Marcus Thompson looks at the ten dynasties responsible for transforming the NBA into what it is today, and what exactly makes a team a “dynasty.”

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9. Where Tomorrows Aren’t Promised: A Memoir of Survival and Hope
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Where Tomorrows Aren’t Promised: A Memoir of Survival and Hope

Author: Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony delivered a New York Times bestseller in 2021 with his memoir Where Tomorrows Aren’t Promised: A Memoir of Survival and Hope, which tells the story of his journey growing up in the housing projects of Red Hook and Baltimore. This is an excellent way to learn more about another future hall of famer.

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10. All In: An Autobiography
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All In: An Autobiography

Author: Billie Jean King

Billie Jean King had a brilliant career. I’m addition to being one of the most prolific athletes of all time, King was also incredibly devoted to equality and social justice. The literal and figurative definition of a champion, All In: An Autobiography, is the official self-portrait.

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So now that you’ve got your reading list started, be sure to check out some of the other books released during 2021, and keep an eye out for upcoming releases in 2022.

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Foot Locker Brings John Collins Brand “The Baptist” To Local Atlanta Stores

Foot Locker and Atlanta are continuing to bring the heat. John Collins’ brand “The Baptist” is set to hit local Atlanta Foot Locker stores, as well as online, through its Homegrown platform which connects communities and showcases designers across the nation. Available products include t-shirts, sweatpants, and sweatshirts, and will be available in Atlanta Foot Locker stores starting January 4. The 24-year-old Hawks power forward will be providing fans and consumers who purchase $50 worth of “The Baptist” products a specialized signed poster. 

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Foot Locker x John Collins

Collin’s, who grew up a Foot Locker devotee, had this to say about the partnership. 

 “It’s iconic, it brings awareness to the brand. Foot Locker gives The Baptist Line 100% credibility,” Collins said. “As a kid growing up, I always went to Foot Locker for the latest gear. Now I can see my line next to Adidas, Nike, and Jordan. It’s unbelievable.”

He also offered a few additional style tips and insight into what inspired this collection.

On inspiration Behind The Brand
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Foot Locker x John Collins

“The Fans. As a rookie in Summer League, I had a few incredible dunks and when I watched the highlights later on that evening I heard one of the fans call me ‘John The Baptist.’ I liked it and I grew to love it. I believe dunking is a large part of my game and now I have the perfect name to represent my dunks.”

On How Consumers Should Style Their Baptist Pieces
Foot Locker
Foot Locker x John Collins

“Have fun with and style it with their favorite sports apparel. Just represent The Baptist the best way they know how.”

On How The Collection Embodies John Off The Court
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Foot Locker x Atlanta

“The collection is clean but powerful. Off the court I live a clean and healthy life but I continue to make a powerful impact on people’s lives weather it’s through donations or just giving back. It’s also a way my fans can connect with me through fashion”

On How John Wants People To Feel While Wearing “The Baptist” Clothing
Foot Locker
Foot Locker x Atlanta

“Proud to know that they are representing a person who truly loves the game and gives everything to his craft.”

Be sure to check out the full collection on January 4th.

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Adidas and Damian Lillard Introduce Signature Basketball Shoe

Last week, adidas Basketball and Portland superstar Damian Lillard unveiled their newest signature shoe– Dame 8. Thoughtfully designed to help athletes perform at their peak in the heat of the game, and inspired by Lillard’s relentless training routine and boxer mentality, his latest shoe was concepted and crafted with endurance in mind. 

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4 QTR K.O.

Let’s get into the specs shall we?

With a lightweight Bounce Pro midsole and a unique traction pattern, the shoe offers the right balance of energy return, stability, and traction to fuel dynamic movements, to ensure you deliver in the clutch aka “Dame Time.”

Product Benefits

·         Lightweight Bounce Pro midsole – A dual-density design feels soft and light underfoot, with firmer sidewall cushioning for extra stability that gives players the comfort they need for explosive play plus the support for lateral movements. 

·         Unique Traction – Basketball players at all levels, including Damian Lillard, routinely start and stop at full speed – making high-quality traction essential for on-court performance. Dame 8 has a unique traction pattern on its rubber outsole that makes quick cuts, pivots and full-speed stops feel effortless.

Product Colorways

Lillard’s tenacious style of play and competitor’s spirit inspired four electric colorways of the Dame 8 that boast lightning bolt details and crisp colors bound to stand out on and off the court.

4th QTR K.O
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adidas x Damian Lillard

Like a boxer in the ring, Dame has built a reputation as one of the most clutch players in the game and is always ready to deliver that final knockout blow in crunch time. 4th QTR K.O.” is available in a Bold Purple and Electric Yellow colorway as well as a grey/teal colorway beginning December 19 for $120.

Dame Time
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adidas x Damian Lillard

 Late in the game when the clock is ticking, Dame knows how to come through with buzzer-beating, game-clinching moments. When the pressure’s on in the fourth quarter, everyone watching knows it’s “Dame Time.” “Dame Time” is available in a Cloud White, Core Black and Vivid Red colorway beginning in 2022 for $120.

Respect My Name
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Respect My Name

Inspired by Dame’s infamous words following a 61-point performance in a 2020 game where he willed his team to victory and the J. Cole song that samples it. The Portland point guard has an unabashed confidence in his game – and asks the world to do the same. “Respect My Name” is available in a Teal and Magenta colorway beginning in 2022 for $120.

Dame 8 will be available in store, in the adidas App and at adidas.com/us/damian_lillard, and you can join the conversation @adidasHoops on Twitter and @adidasbasketball on Instagram using #Dame8.

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12 Last Minute Christmas Gifts You Can Buy Now

You’ve waited, and waited, and waited. You said you were going to start soon, but you didn’t. You said you learned from previous years, and yet you didn’t. So now you’re here. It’s the week of Christmas, and you haven’t bought anything for anybody yet. Don’t worry, we’ve been here before as well, and we’re here to help. We’re giving the assist on some last minute gifts that you can buy in time for Christmas (or perhaps as a little late gift). Let’s not waste anymore time because, well, we don’t have any more time to waste.

1. B. MOORE x UNKNWN “THE SPORT OF FASHION
B. Moore
B.Moore UNKNWNN

This is a cool gift for all the streetwear and sports lovers. Bringing together different communities through sports, art, and fashion, rising artist B.Moore recently teamed up to release their first-ever apparel collection. More drops from the collab are on the way, but in the meantime you can purchase their exclusive hoodie, which is great quality with an equally great design. Who doesn’t love a good hoodie?

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2. Project Rock
Project Rock
Project Rock

Project Rock has been releasing some dope projects over the course of 2021, and like all Under Armour products, the collection is great. There’s stuff for men, women, and even a few unisex items to select from depending on your style. Give their collection a shot, you definitely won’t regret it.

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3. Amazon Gift Card
Amazon
Amazon Gift Card

Unfortunately, we’re still in the midst of a pandemic, and if you are anything like us, then you’ve been ordering a ton from Amazon Prime. While any gift card will suffice depending on what your loved one likes, an Amazon card is probably the most diverse as you can order household products, electronics, self-care products, and even food. 

BUY NOW, $25-$100
4. Walmart Gift Card
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Walmart Gift Card

This may seem like another obvious one, but it makes sense because we all shop at Walmart right? Walmart is another diverse multi-purpose store where you can find everything from clothes to groceries. Make the next shopping trip on you.

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5. Laithwaites Wine
Laithwaites Wine
Laithwaites Wine

Laithwaites Wine would be an excellent gift since traveling is still a no-go for many of us. From Bordeaux to the Barossa, New Zealand, California, and more, you can travel without even having to step on a plane. Laithwaites recent rebrand includes a new mobile-led experience that has flexible membership and customization options, making it easy to discover top-quality, wonderfully affordable wines from smaller wineries that are unavailable elsewhere.

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6. Air Force 1s
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Nike Air Force 1s

If you are wondering what to get the sneakerhead in your life, then go with a classic. Sometimes “special” sneakers can be a hit or miss and hard to come by, but just about everybody loves AF1s. With the exception of certain time periods, they are almost always available, and since they are pure white, you do have to replace them every so often. It never hurts to have two pairs of Forces in your closet.

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7. Drone Racing League Gift
Drone Racing League
Drone Racing League

For those that are heavily into drones/drone racing, Drone Racing League (DRL) is offering an incredible opportunity. The league has created the ultimate holiday gift, a $25K exclusive, made-to-order drone bed. The bed is a replica of DRL’s Racer4 Drone – the custom-built drone flown by professional DRL pilots during the DRL World Championship Season, and features LED lights surrounding the bed, propeller pillows, and sleep masks in the shape of First Person View drone goggles and the option to add a TV mount at the end of the bed. DRL is creating a limited number of Drone Beds for the holiday season and customers can head to thedroneracingleague.com/dronebed to get one.  

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8. TOMBOGO Glasses
TOMBOGO
TOMBOGO Glasses

TOMBOGO glasses are made for all the busy girls that are always on the go. These aviator designer sunglasses will have the woman/women in your life looking super stylish as we head into the new year.

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9. HUF Sports Bra and Leggings Combo
HUF
HUF Sports Bra & Leggings

There are just certain clothing combinations that never miss, and sports bras/leggings are one of them. HUF has a new release that’s for the “workout bae that’s in the gym four times a week.” So consider getting your “workout bae” some new fitness apparel.

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10. NBA 2K22
NBA2K22
NBA2K22

The cool thing about 2K nowadays is that the game constantly evolves through the year. The 2K version that’s out now is completely different than the one that dropped in September. The current theme is “Iced Out,” featuring Damian Lillard. It’s never too late to get 2K, and this gift is an almost surefire way to get the basketball gamer in your life excited. 

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11. Civilization VI Anthology
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Civilization VI Anthology

The ultimate entry point for gamers new to one of the greatest strategy game series of all time. Explore a new land, research technology, conquer your enemies, and go head-to-head with historical leaders as you lead your civilization from rocks to rockets. The Civilization VI Anthology includes all of the Civilization VI content ever released, including Sid Meier’s Civilization VI game, six DLC packs*, the expansions Rise and Fall and Gathering Storm, and the full New Frontier Pass. 

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12. Men’s WNBA The Wild Collective Logowoman Full-Button Denim Jacket
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Men’s WNBA The Wild Collective Jacket

This says mens, but it can be worn for women. The Wild Collective and WNBA linked up to bring some cool merch, and this is one of the few items in the collection that are worth your coins. The W is always worth your coins, and copping merch during the off-season is an awesome way to show continued support.

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Well, that’s going to do it. Even though there’s less than twelve days before Christmas, we wanted to stick with the theme. Happy Holidays everyone!

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Mitchell and Ness Celebrates the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Season in Style

The NBA’s 75th season has already been filled with a lot of events and surprises, and as the hype around this year continues, NBA fans are being gifted with more merch than usual.

Legendary Philadelphia sports brand Mitchell & Ness is continuing to celebrate the NBA’s 75th season and will be releasing a massive collection of jerseys and shorts, along with premium headwear, apparel, and accessories.  In addition to their trademark authentic styles, Mitchell & Ness will be releasing a collection of commemorative uniforms in Silver, Platinum, Gold, and Rose Gold featuring the official NBA 75th Anniversary season logo, along with a look into the future with the brand’s Iridescent collection.

Mitchell & Ness
Mitchell & Ness 75

The brand will also unveil a new company initiative named ‘Consciously Classic,’ which will focus on sustainability by integrating renewable and eco-friendly materials, will also be collaborating with iconic leather smith Jeff Hamilton, longtime affiliate Don C of Just Don, official NBA game ball provider Wilson Basketball, as well as many other upcoming and established brands.

And that’s not all. Mitchell & Ness will be launching their hometown series, which will include team-specific apparel and headwear capsules curated with the nation’s most influential local boutiques. Some of those include Bodega (Boston & Los Angeles), UNKNWN (Miami), and Xhibition (Cleveland). 

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But wait, there’s more! The entire month of February the brand will be celebrating the 71st installment of NBA All-Star with product drops which will include retro All-Star product giveaways and interactive content on the Mitchell & Ness social channels. Then after the NBA 75th Anniversary team is announced, the company will be revealing its own lineup of the 75 Best Selling Jerseys of All-Time, alongside a new ‘Journal’ section on the website that will feature original stories, content, and more.

75th Anniversary jerseys, jackets, shorts, headwear, hoodies, tees, and more will begin releasing online on December 23rd, with prices ranging from $32-$400. So be sure to visit Mitchell and Ness for more information on their official website.

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Louis De Guzman and Foot Locker Team Up For an Exclusive New Balance Release

Christmas is the time of collaborations, and Greenhouse, Foot Locker, Inc.’s multi-faceted incubator, just released an exclusive footwear and apparel collection with Louis De Guzman, the Chicago-based visual artist and designer, and New Balance. Through the curated lens of De Guzman, the collection blends his colorful geometric color-blocked motifs for a range of apparel and a reinterpreted version of the classic New Balance 574, while also mixing suede and leather materials that are color-blocked in De Guzman’s signature color palette.

Louis De Guzman
Louis De Guzman x New Balance

When asked about the collection, Guzman had this to say:

“I am beyond honored to be joining New Balance in reimagining their iconic 574. This mixed media footwear piece draws inspiration from my personal color palette from my ongoing body of work entitled “In Between The Lines,” which is a representation of raising self-awareness and confidence in oneself.

Being able to apply the body of work and subject matter towards the color blocking and tooling of the 574 has been a humbling process. Proving the fact that the journey is truly the best part of accomplishing our own goals and aspirations. I hope this footwear piece reminds those to keep going and to keep evolving. I am proud to present Louis De Guzman 574.”

Louis De Guzman
Louis De Guzman x New Balance

In addition to the footwear, De Guzman has also designed a cut & sew collection of apparel inclusive of nylon shorts, nylon jogging pants, socks, t-shirt, and hooded sweatshirts, with retail prices set to range from $15 to $70. 

The New Balance x Louis De Guzman collection will be available for purchase beginning Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 12:00pm ET exclusively on the Greenhouse app and will see a wider release online and in-store today at Foot Locker, FootAction and Champs Sports.

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Kevin Porter Jr. and Jadakiss Swim With Ducks In New Winter Collection

Compound founder Set Free is linking up with ethical outerwear company  Save The Duck for a new 100% cruelty-free and vegan collection that drops today. Just in time for the holiday season, Houston Rockets point guard Kevin Porter Jr. and hip-hop legend Jadakiss are featured in the line’s promotional campaign, and focuses on the 7 Elements theme, which refers to the the four natural elements defined by the Greeks and Romans — fire, water, earth, and air, combined with ancient civilization elements of wood, metal, and ether.

Save The Duck
Kevin Porter Jr.

The 7 Elements collection celebrates the divinity and fundamentals of life, while also incorporating Free’s influence which spans multiple industries including sports, art, fashion and music. 

Save The Duck’s reputation as the first Italian brand to be certified as a best performer in social and sustainable issues made them the perfect partner for this collaboration, and we spoke with Free about the new collection.

Save The Duck
Save The Duck 7 Elements

ONE37pm: The new collection is dope! What was the inspiration for this winter release?

Free: I was actually in Mexico through the course of this pandemic, and I was stuck with the elements of water, air, etc., and I wasn’t around the hustle and bustle of life for a while. The 7 Elements comes from the Mayans, and I linked up with Save The Duck on this collaboration because ultimately we all just want to make the world a better place.

ONE37pm: You tapped Kevin Porter Jr and Jadakiss for this collection. How was it working with them?

Free: You know Jadakiss is always working out and he’s had such a health transformation. He’s also somebody who is also looking to make the world a better place and have an impact on people. With Kevin—I’m really connected to the basketball world, and I was looking for a younger generational player with a unique look. We were thinking along the lines of NBA tunnel fashion with this collection.

Save The Duck
Jadakiss

ONE37pm: Can you expand a little more upon the 7 elements theme in this collection?

Free: Just the same as I was saying a little earlier! The number 7 is overlooked. There’s seven continents which is something that a lot of people forget, and there are many significant touch points in regards to the number 7.

ONE37pm: What’s on the horizon for the new year?

Free: We’re going to launch another Save The Duck collection next year. We’re also going to have a New Era dropping around the new year as well. You’ll have to wait and see for the rest because we can’t tell all the goods!

The 7 Elements Capsule Collection Includes: Pro-tech long parka jacket (black and yellow), Pro-tech short jacket (black and yellow), Pro-tech hat/mask, Pro-Tech gloves, and 3 graphic hoodies.

This limited winterwear collection will be available on December 7, at select US retailers and online via Compound (thecmpdshop.com) and Save The Duck (savetheduckusa.com), just in time for holiday gifting.