Initially an afterthought and considered a gimmick, the Air Rift is really a testament to Nike's dedication to innovation and making athletes better. Similar to the Huarache from a couple years back, the Air Rift took the sneaker/sandal hybrid to the next level by studying and understanding...

Kanye West wearing the 'Air Yeezy 2' sneakers at the 2011 VMAs. Photo: Getty Images Just when we thought Kanye West's elusive "Air Yeezy 2" sneaker was just a pipe dream, Nike FINALLY released its first public production of the shoe. Streething got the scoop and showered us with amazing...

It looks like Barcelona retailer Trust Nobody () received a full size run of the Nike Air Yeezy 2 early. Just a couple of weeks ago we announced a March 2012 release date, but the store says that they will be releasing the sneaker already on December 31st, 2011. We are not sure if something...

And the trend is about to get even bigger in the new year with these Air Jordan VI Sneaker+ Socks from Nike. Featuring all the details found on the 1991 classic, down to the perforated upper and the Porsche 911 Turbo-inspired heel pull, the socks might also be early indicators of a possible...

the Nike Air Rift "Hot Lava". The new look for the unique sandal-esque footwear sees the hot orange-red colorway take over the majority of the upper's textile mesh upper as well as its mid-foot velcro strap. Dark gray and volt accents on the neoprene inner bootie peek out from underneath...

Kanye West's Nike Air Yeezy 2 sneakers. Photo: Getty Images We've been following the life cycle of Kanye West's latest Nike collaboration sneaker, the Air Yeezy 2, since our first whiff of the impending release at LAST YEAR's Coachella Festival. Since then, it's been all nail-biting...

In addition to the impending launch of the Nike Sock Racer, the Genealogy of Free Pack will showcase another legendary silhouette, the Nike Air Rift. Originally launched in 1996, the split-toe hybrid was inspired by the running style of Kenyan barefoot runners and named after Kenya's Rift...

the Nike LunarSpeed Mariah, NikeLab is set to release another cult-favorite silhouette, the Nike Air Rift. First introduced in 1996, the shoe was most recently seen on store shelves as part of the "Genealogy of Free" pack, finished in both black/green and all black variations. Now the...

After releasing the Air Rift after a near-decade hiatus, Nike Sportswear puts a little print for this October 1st release. The Nike Air Rift Print features a similar print on the elastic material pattern found on the Internationalist we featured earlier. The Men's pair has a little more flair...

Little known fact about me is that I was a real sneaker girl back in the day. Long before I collected heels and quirky flats - in my late teens and early '20s - I collected quirky sneakers, and among my favorites were the Nike Air Rift. Debuted in 1996, the split-toe design was inspired by the...

 

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