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Nike's new limited edition puzzles

Bringing back Nike vintage ads from the '70s and the '80s

Nike's new limited edition puzzles Bringing back Nike vintage ads from the '70s and the '80s

In the past few months of quarantine, as we have been forced between the four walls of our homes, many have rediscovered one of the most stimulating in-door activities that have ever been invented: puzzles. Far from being simple games for children, puzzles have become something much more elaborate, so much so that at the very beginning of the lockdown nss magazine had selected a few that were real objects of art. After the launch on the market of the largest puzzle in the world, 51,300 pieces representing a framework of 27 Kodak photos, now Nike has also put together a series of limited edition puzzles, not for sale but available at selected sneaker stores via raffles and giveaways with specific procedures. 

In total there are nine puzzles and they represent some of the most famous Nike advertisements from the Seventies and Eighties. Among the ads included in the collection, there are the 1977 campaign "Waffles Make Footwear News" and two others from 1986, "Be true to your school" and "Stand or face". Each puzzle is made up of 325 pieces, with the exception of the "Be True To Your School" edition, which counts 1,225. Adding rarity to the pieces, the puzzles are available both individually and in packs of 3, consisting of two 325-piece puzzles and one 1,225-pieces. 

For now, Nike's vintage puzzles are available through a raffle in the following stores: RSVP GalleryBAITOnenessDarkside Initiative and JUICE.

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We have partnered with Nike to celebrate three of their most iconic silhouettes: the Dunk, Air Force 1, and Air Max. Enter for a chance to win one of the puzzles by posting your most unique, loved, and well-worn Dunks, AF1, or Air Max. Our staff will be choosing winners based on uniqueness, creativity, and overall impact of each image entered. Each winner will receive 1 (one) of three versions of a promo only Nike puzzle with a vintage image of the shoe. To enter, post an image to your Instagram account of your best “worn heat” Dunk, AF1, or Air Max (the shoe you post will be an entry for each respective puzzle). You can enter once a day for the 7-day period of the contest starting on Monday, June 29th until Sunday, July 5th. Use the hashtag #NikePuzzle and also include @thedarksideinitiative in your caption to submit an entry. Must be 18 to enter. Must have a California address to win. No purchase necessary to enter.

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