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Major footwear and clothing companies continue to move production out of China. Since 2010, adidas have halved their Chinese manufacturing, with Vietnam absorbing most of the business. The trend is similar over at Nike, as big brands look to move away from increasing labour costs. As China shifts its focus to more valuable items, such as electronics, wages for higher skilled workers have been on a steady rise. As a result, many international footwear, clothing and textile brands have turned to low-wage nations in South-East Asia for production. Japan’s largest fashion chain Uniqlo has also increased its major suppliers in...

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Cortez, Kendrick Lamar, Nike -

Kendrick Lamar can't get enough of the Cortez. Since signing with Nike, Kung Fu Kenny has dropped two Cortez colabs and now, according to his most recent Instagram stories, he has a third on the way. The new design is the darkest of the three. It features a black upper, white accents and hits of red.   It's hard to gauge the materials from the IG images, but Kendrick was gracious enough to provide a release date: this Friday, May 4th. Keep an eye out!

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Nike, Off-White, Virgil Abloh -

After months of rumours and a couple of shoddy leaks, Virgil Abloh has given us what we want: a proper look at his upcoming Off-White Prestos. He took to Instagram to share the model, which comes draped in white or black with contrasting lettering on the sides.  Abloh has distinguished his own pairs with lettering along the midsoles in peach and lime green — something we’re bound to see copied by blue-ticked IG accounts in the months to come. Just as he shared pairs, so too did a hoard of leakers. It’s unclear whether pairs on unauthorised accounts are the real deal...

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Just what the hell is going on at the Swoosh?! According to a company spokesperson, Nike's vice president of footwear, Greg Thompson, has left! He's the sixth high-level executive to part ways with the sportswear giant in a matter of a weeks. Thompson's departure follows those of head of diversity Antoine Andrews, senior brand director Vikrant Singh and president of global brand digital marketing innovation Daniel Tawiah. In March, the Swoosh lost its president Trevor Edwards and Jayme Martin, a brand vice president. The reason for Thompson's departure is unclear at this point. Stay tuned as the story unfolds.

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Air Max 97, Nike, Skepta -

We’ve waited patiently for updates on Skepta’s latest collaboration with Nike, and news is finally starting to trickle down. The grime star comfirmed his sophomore project with the Swoosh in February, and sneaker sleuths were quick to name an Air Max 97/BW hybrid as the chosen style. After Skeppy shut down rumours that we'd be getting a SkAir Air Max Deluxe, it seems like the initial reports were on the money. Word is we'll be seeing some combination of Summit White and Hyper Blue — maybe a more crowd-pleasing direction than last years iridescent offering. At this stage, that's about all we know. Retailers have...

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