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Nike, the Pantone Color of the Year and a Chic Pair of Kicks to Kick Off 2015


I t is a new year and of course that means there is a new Pantone Color of the Year, and the color named for 2015 is quite the departure from previous years—it is a dark, rich toned hue, and is named after the well known wine that hails from the city of Marsala in the southern region of Italy. This deep burgundy color with it’s warm brown undertones is versatile, elegant in nature and sophisticated. So when I was waiting in line at Pret-a-Manger and spied a women wearing a pair of faux, pattern-leather snakeskin high tops in this color, I was beside myself! As soon as I got back to my desk I hopped online and headed directly to the Nike website. Surprisingly, it took a little digging to find them, and they were also NOT available at the local Nike store were I work in Soho. They run very small which is also surprising in this age of “downsizing”. They are part of the Blazer line and run a half to a whole size small, depending on the type of sock you are going to wear with them. I am a traditional six and half and I had to get a size seven. I originally ordered the six and half as I am so used to having to go down a size or two in everything , but this size was too tight with a heavier sock. Luckily, there is a Nike store close to my office so I was able to return them at the store. I chose to receive my credit via a gift card and I then went back online and reordered them in a seven. Honestly, I think I could have even gotten away with a seven and half. So if you plan on ordering these beauties keep in mind they run quite small.



I could not be happier with my purchase and I am sure I will inspire more then a little envy as I walk down the street. In fact I was telling my coworker about them and she confessed that she too saw these sneakers on someone and much like myself they caught her attention in a “I HAVE to have those kind of way. They certainly are a fun and stylish way to be comfortable and do “sensible” shoes. And with the sporty chic trend still going strong, sporting a pair of sneakers in the Pantone color of the year is the perfect way to look fashionable and not have to worry about pinched toes and sore feet. So if you are looking for comfort, style and more then a little envy head on over to Nike and get your kicks on!

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  1. The color is phenomenal, Im too short for hi-tops so I went for the low version.


  2. Great purchase all the hunting pay off and the color is amazing of course color of the year it rocks.

  3. Lush! Absolutely Lush! I have a serious case of shoe envy right now 🙂

  4. Love those kicks! So cool.

  5. These are some fabulous looking kicks and the color is fantastic as well. You will be getting alot of wear out of them for sure.

  6. I LOVE these kicks! I am a huge Nike fan—their sneakers are just classic and cool. These are such a great color. The texture is fun and adds interest without being overpowering. I’m sure you will be able to find lots of outfits to pair these with!

  7. Loving these kicks! Lately I’ve been living in my Nike wedge sneakers, they’re so comfortable!

  8. I love love these sneakers! They are such a perfect color and I cannot wait to see how you style them! Such a great find and purchase!


  9. PERFECT!!! Im in Love with this Sneaker

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  10. Believe it or not, I’ve been searching for a new pair of sneakers and I am so interested in these. Loving the color as well.

  11. I don’t wear high tops, but if I did, I would totally live in these. The Marsala color looks great in sneakers.

  12. Those shoes are gorgeous- glad you managed to get them in your size! I like this colour, will have to invest in some things in this shade I think 🙂

    Rachel xx

  13. This color is so warm and inviting, too bad you had return yours and have now wait for your new pair. Nike is one of my favorite brands in tennies, this style is awesome!


  14. Nice sneakers. I like brown.

  15. They are beautiful!

  16. Love your Nike shoes, it’s so adorable (: and hope you have a lovely 2015. x


  17. Could not get enough, the thought of wine on it?…I have the same color with some mix Nike too…but it was a vintage style…I think I band myself from buying shoes this year..

  18. SHOE LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT. But they’re sold out of 7’s now UGH! Guess the hunt is on!


  19. Love those shoes – I am so obsessed with the burgundy/wine color right now. Love!!



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  20. These are the most gorgeous nikes we’ve ever laid eyes on and so excited that the Pantone color is a burgundy hue, our favorite right now!!

    xx 365hangers

  21. Girl, I LOVE these new sneakers. So cool and in the color of the year- love it!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  22. Awesome new shoes !!! I really do love this colour! Happy new year !

    Victoria @ http://alfandemilio.co.uk

  23. I was so excited when I heard about the Pantone color of the year being marsala! It’s such a gorgeous and versatile color. These Nike kicks are perfect!

  24. These are awesome! I’d wear them every day.

    Happy 2015!

  25. I like Nike shoes brand. Very durable and comfortbale to wear. I’ love to have my own beautiful burgundy shade too <3

    Janel of Prom Outfitters

  26. Hi Allie, Great buy!! I love them. I saw then at J crew as well!! great style!

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