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This Week's Heat: Air Jordan Spizike and Nike Women's City Loop

This week's heat has culture written all over it. The Air Jordan Spizikes are throwbacks to the beginnings of Jordan sneaker culture, and the Nike Women's City Loop is born of a modern athleisure culture looking for comfortable, but sporty kicks. Head into City Gear now to pick up a taste of your culture and wear it proud.

Air Jordan Spizike 'Black' - 10/4/2017 - 315371-026

Air Jordan Spizike

You must always show love to your Day Ones. These special edition Nike Air Jordan Spiz’ike (315371-026) shoes honor American film-maker Spike Lee, but more specifically one of his most famous characters, that helped put Air Jordans on the map. Mars Blackmon, one of the main character in Lee’s 1986 hit She’s Gotta Have It, is accredited as being one of the driving forces that made Air Jordans the must-have shoes of the day. The character is shown as a silly carefree Brooklynite with an undeniable streak of immaturity. Mars’ refusal to grow up is accompanied by his refusal to take off his Air Jordans for ANYTHING. His commitment to his Jordans become a key component of the character’s personality, almost allowing the shoes to become a character in and of themselves. After the success of the film, Mars Blackmon made his way from the big screen to the small screen when he began appearing in Air Jordan advertisements of the late 80s and early 90s. The airing of these commercials was a turning point for both Spike Lee and the Air Jordan brand. Air Jordans began to be seen as items of fashion instead of simply being perceived for their function. And in the name of fashion, the Air Jordan Spiz’ike was born.

Originally appearing in 2006, these kicks feature a combination of elements from various editions of AJs. The main silhouette is derived from AJ5 with an out and midsole from AJ3, side wings from AJ4, tongue and laces from AJ6, and a back tab from AJ9. These kicks have a signature afro-centric elephant print trim and are available in more than 30 colorways, with this version sporting a black/green/white/varsity red colorway. As Mars Blackmon famously said, “It’s gotta be da shoes!”

The Air Jordan Spizike 'Black' will be available Wednesday, October 4th, in-store only, so check Where to Cop for more info. They will be in Men's sizes starting at $175.

 

Nike Women's City Loop 'White' - 10/5/2017 - AA1097-100

Nike Women's City Loop

Some people want fashion over function. But lately more people are demanding both. In order to keep up with the demand we now present to you the Nike Women’s City Loop (AA1097-100). These sneakers are the first to have been dubbed a “lifestyle shoe.” Cited as taking off by women’s love for yoga pants, the athleisure movement has helped athletic clothes make their way out of the gym and into the streets, becoming a part of everyday wardrobe.

These slip-on kicks are made of tech fleece uppers that will keep feet warm and snuggly, just in time for autumn. Mudguards cover the mid and outsole to protect the soft material against seasonal grime and provide a sleeker silhouette. The white/cool grey colorway and added stretchy rope laces lock you in comfortably for a sporty, stylish, and versatile look.

The Nike Women's City Loop 'White' will be available Thursday, October 5th, in select stores and online, so check Where to Cop for more info. They will be in Women's sizes for $110.