Cool Stuff: A Look at Nike CEO Mark Parker’s Office

 An Inside Look At Nike CEO Mark Parkers Office

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be in the CEO office of a company like NIKE, then you got your wish. Mark Parker, CEO of Nike gives a look inside his office at many years of memorabilia and random, but rare, pieces of art. By taking a look at his office, it tells the story of NIKE’s beginnings through the many pieces of merchandise that inhabits his work space. It really is dope to see what kind of environment these company heads are working in. Check out his ridiculous collection after the jump

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Fashion News: Playboy Magazine To Rank Top Nike Air Jordans

Not a big Jordan fan, but I have NO OBJECTION to this WHATSOEVER. Ha!

What makes Playmates the hottest women in the Universe? Is it the shoes? Miss August 2010 Francesca Frigo puts a Playboy spin on the classic Nike commercial starring Mars Blackmon and Michael Jordan. Don’t miss out on May 31, 2011 when Playboy ranks the top 23 Air Jordans of all time in a feature starring Playmates Francesca Frigo, Jaime Edmondson, Jessica Burciaga, Patrice Hollis, Hiromi Oshima, Tiffany Taylor, Candice Cassidy, Kimberly Phillips and Heather Rae Young.

Original Mars Blackmon Jordan Commercial

Head to the Playboy site for more info. As a bonus I’ve thrown in some info and pics about the Jordan 3 “True Blue” which drops June 4th. No need to thank us, we got you. CSNW.

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Fashion: Nike SB Dunk High ‘Cheech & Chong’

Not that you needed clarification of when the 4/20 Dunks will drop, but here it is anyway: The Nike SB Dunk High ‘Cheech & Chong’, this year’s 4/20-inspired release, will hit Euro retailers like Note on April 20th. The U.S. release will also be the same and will hit only select retailers, so make sure you have your plans set on how you’re going to cop a pair because these will clear out fast! The hype surrounding the shoe is certainly building up to next week’s release, with CNBC even taking a veiled interest in the sneaker concept (but more on the dollar value of the coveted item), so be ready for the release or your plans of copping a pair will go up in smoke. Compared to last year’s Skunks and the 2009 ‘Purple Haze’ sample, which do you like best? If you need some explanation behind the design of the shoe, the right shoe takes on the ribbed skull-cap worn by Cheech, and the left shoe features a paisley bandana print from Chong.

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Fashion: Air Jordan 12 Low “Black Patent”

The Air Jordan 12 Low is set to release in two colorways this year. Both the Air Jordan 12 Low “Taxi” and the Air Jordan 12 Low “Black Patent” are set to drop and while the former has a release date of April 9th we still don’t know when the latter will.

While we wait on a the date to confirm it can’t hurt to look at a few new images. The shoes are beautifully crafted and great for the ankle socks and shorts that the summer will bring. The way the Black patent leather and nubuck blend really creates an interesting tonality and sets this pair apart as a whole. With a date still pending you could always roll over to eBay and pay the markup if you want them bad enough.

Air Jordan XII Low ‘Black Patent’
Black/Varsity Red 308317-001

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Shoes: These Nikes Sold For $5000

Back in 1974, Nike was a relatively new company. Started in 1964 as Blue Ribbon Sports, they’d released their first shoes under the Nike name in 1971, and just trademarked the Swoosh in January of ’74. One of their first shoes was the Cortez, a runner based on the Onitsuka Tigers that Blue Ribbon Sports had sold before branching into manufacturing their own. Anyways, we’re not sure where the Super Cortez came into it, but what we do know is that this pair from 1974 recently sold for a cool $5,100. Go digging, you never know what you’ll find.

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Fashion: Nike Air Force One “Year Of The Rabbit”

Extremely limited and set to release only in China, the “Year of the Rabbit” shoe features a white upper of suede and buttery leather. Blue and red chenille Swooshes accentuate the lateral and medial sides, respectively, and custom heel and tongue tabs denote its special nature. The custom packaging, includes special wrapping paper, graphics and candy wrapper shape.

Dropping 01/23/11 Cost: around $400.

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