You know how we do with the Knicks. Dylan and I were at the Garden to experience Sunday’s thriller game, as the Knicks took down the league-best Chicago Bulls. Right away, I saw that Carmelo Anthony was wearing a never-before-seen bright blue version of the Melo M8. Even in a game where J.R. Smith wore four different pairs of sneakers, Melo’s choice of footwear was the main sneaker highlight. After the epic performance that the Knicks’ number 7 had while wearing this version of the Melo M8, it should have a bit of sentimental value. Just a bit. No word is out on the release status for this PE, but if plans for it to drop ever materialize, you should be able to find them on here. (Picture via the_real_jobby)
April 10, 2012
December 24, 2011
As always, Nike and Jordan Brand have prepared special editions of signature shoes for their players to wear on the court during Christmas. This year, however, is even more special, as Christmas will mark the official return of the NBA. 196 days ago, the Dallas Mavericks beat the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the NBA Finals to win the franchise’s first championship ever. Will it happen again? Tomorrow’s NBA Finals rematch will probably give you a signal of what’s to happen. In that game, you will see the “Christmas” LeBron 9 and Fly Wade 2 in action, as LeBron James and Dwyane Wade try to best their ex-Finals foes. Tune in a game earlier, and you will get a glimpse of the “Christmas” Air Max Sweep Thru and Melo M8 on the hardwood when Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony take on the dastardly Boston Celtics. After the Heat-Mavs game, check for the “Cheetah” Zoom Kobe VII Supreme on Kobe Bryant as his Lakers face the Chicago Bulls. The “Metallic Bronze” Zoom KD IV should turn some heads when Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder go up against the Orlando Magic later in the day. Last, but certainly not least, is the debut of the “Lob City” Los Angeles Clippers as the “Christmas” CP3.V-ladden Chris Paul and his squad play against the Golden State Warriors. All of the shoes featured above (and on basketball courts tomorrow) [except for the CP3.V] will be released online as the clock strikes 12:00 am tonight and in other places at various times tomorrow morning. Check with your local Nike Basketball and Jordan Brand retailers to find out the exact details for your area. (Pictures via Modern-Notoriety & Jordan Brand)
December 2, 2011
Along with the arrival of December came the “Cannon” LeBron 9, which released today. In addition, Jake already let you guys know about the “Black Flip” Air Jordan III that will be released tomorrow. However, here are all of the other notable sneaker release dates for this month:
Nike Zoom KD IV Lineup
This month, Nike Basketball will debut the KD IV, Kevin Durant’s latest signature sneaker, at retail. Tomorrow, December 3rd, both the “Thunder Away” and “Blackout” colorways of the KD IV will hit stores. Later in December, on the 17th, the special “Nerf” version of the KD IV will release at select spots. However, there is one more KD IV set to release soon…
Nike Basketball “Lockout” Pack
As any NBA fan should know by now, the lockout is over, and the 2011-2012 season is slated to begin this upcoming Christmas! However, during the lockout, several NBA players took on other jobs. Nike Basketball, inspired by this action, asked some of its signed athletes what job they would pursuit if they were not professional basketball players. This “Lockout” Pack is the result. The “Weatherman” KD IV, which draws its inspiration from Kevin Durant’s childhood dream of becoming a meteorologist, features the bright Green, Yellow, Orange, and Red shades of your local news’ weather radar. The “Stockbroker” Hyperfuse 2011, which was created by Andre Iguodala’s desire to become a stockbroker, features a luminous Green upper and a tongue symbol that’s font invokes the power of Wall Street. Finally, the “Blake Show” Hyperdunk 2011 Supreme certainly matches Blake Griffin’s humorous personality, as well as his movie star potential. You can purchase all three shoes in the “Lockout” Pack on December 10th at select Nike Basketball retailers.
Other Basketball-Related Releases
December does not only belong to Kevin Durant sneaker-wise. On December 22nd, the first colorway of the Kobe VII (in its Supreme form), Black/White-Del Sol, will hit Nike Basketball retailers. In addition, Jordan Brand has the rest of December on lock, with the debut of the Fly Wade 2 on December 7th, a re-release of the epic “Last Shot” XIV on December 17th, and the highly-anticipated launch of the 2011 “Concord” XI on December 23rd.
As 2011 comes to a close, several stores (and designers) are going out with a bang. Boylston Trading Co., a “premium menswear” boutique in Boston, MA, will unleash the “Hustler’s Crest” adidas Originals Forum Hi Pack, which features three luxurious montone adidas Forum’s (in Black, Lead, and Cardinal) that are all highlighted by a golden crest. The set, designed by BTC’s frontman, Frank the Butcher, goes on sale tomorrow, December 3rd, but is currently available for pre-order online. Nice Kicks is also getting in on the December fun with the release its first New Balance collaboration, the Grey/Red Nice Kicks x New Balance 1500, on December 16th. In addition, Long Island boutique Extra Butter’s first collaborative sneaker, the “AHCHOO” Reebok Pump AXT (which was recently revealed in full), will end off this big year with a release on New Year’s Eve, December 31st. Lastly, while Ronnie Fieg’s next Asics release for his store, Kith, has not officially been revealed yet, he has hinted on Twitter that his “Mazarine Blue” Gel Saga will release soon (through a picture of the official box for the sneakers), and that December 22nd will be a date for people to “mark..down.” Nothing is set in stone though.
October 19, 2011
Even though the NBA lockout continues on, Jake and I were eager to make a Knicks-themed review at Exit 36, with the recently released Away colorway of the Melo M8, and QS PE colorway of the Air Max Sweep Thru. If you want to get either of these shoes, call up or get over to Exit 36! And I hope you all like the review!
October 12, 2011
Born in Brooklyn. Manufactured in Baltimore. Model number 7. Who do these details describe? None other than Carmelo Anthony. These statements can be found on the tongue tag of Melo’s newest signature shoe with Jordan Brand, the Melo M8. The M8 is ready to impact the court, with its mix of Max Air (in the heel) and Zoom Air (in the forefoot) along with the Flywire technology that made the M7 Advance a performance juggernaut. Patent leather adds a nice aesthetic touch to the eight Jordan Brand Melo signature. But enough of the features. Are you ready to wreak havoc in the paint like the fearsome #7? If so, then you can go out to your local Jordan Brand retailer today to pick up the Melo M8 in any of three colorways: “Knicks Away” (seen above), “Knicks Home”, and White/Black-Varsity Red. Stick to Sole Camp for release information on future colorways of the M8. (Picture via SoleFly)
Unfortunately, Jake and I have not had enough time lately to post about all of the things we’ve wanted to share on the blog. In the next few days we will update you all on some major things going on in the sneaker world. However, we cannot get to everything. Here are some links to stories on Sneaker News and Sole Collector of some recent stories related to Nike SB, Nike Basketball, and Air Jordan:
August 23, 2011
Tomorrow, August 24th, should be a big day for New York sneakerheads and Knicks fans alike, as the Melo M7 Advances that Carmelo Anthony wore during the Playoffs, as well as two Future Sole editions of the Knicks’ Small Forward’s sneaker (inspired by Syracuse and the Puerto Rican Day Parade, respectively), are dropping. All four sneakers, priced at $135a piece, are supposedly set to drop exclusively at NikeTown NYC and New York City House of Hoops locations. However, for those of you that don’t live in New York, these four hot kicks might end up (in limited numbers) at House of Hoops locations across the country. Due to conflicting sources, I can’t say for sure. Just be sure to call your local store and check. In addition, the “Syracuse” M7 Future Sole will launch on NikeStore.com at midnight. Whether you’re in New York or not, good luck getting a pair from this cool Melo M7 collection! (Picture via Jordan on Facebook)
August 6, 2011
So far, the big basketball shoes of this year have all been crazy silhouettes with daring colorups. In other words, flashy. If you’re looking for an upscale, yet fully-operating basketball sneaker, then look no further than the Air Jordan 2.0 above. This colorway of the 2.0 brings high-class materials (buttery nubuck, reptilian print leather) and a classic colorway (black, green, and red, AKA Gucci) together in a high-performance basketball shoe. Need it now? Then you’re in good shape! The Black/Classic Green-Varsity Red-White Air Jordan 2.0 releases at Jordan Brand accounts today.
August 3, 2011
As the original drop dates of June 1st (for the Melo M7 Advance’s) and July 1st (for the Melo M7 Future Sole’s) passed, people started to believe that they would never release. However, all four player edition pairs are supposedly now scheduled to drop on Wednesday, August 24th, for $130 a piece. I have talked about the materials used on the Advance before, but the Future Sole edition of the M7, which was designed by 15 year-old Allen Largin in the Future Sole competition, has a nice flywire-like 3M upper. The “Puerto Rican Day Parade” (seen above) and “Syracuse” colorways of the Melo M7 Future Sole, as well as the “Home” and “Away” colorways of the Melo M7, will hit select Jordan Brand accounts and House of Hoops locations later this month. Hit the cut to check out the other Melo M7 releases, and stay tuned to Sole Camp for more info on the upcoming Melo M7′s that are bound to have the Big Apple buzzing. (Info via SneakerFiles) (more…)
July 22, 2011
It’s about time Dwayne Wade got his own “South Beach” signature shoe treatment. Much before Wade had a Jordan Brand signature model, LeBron’s eighth signature with Nike was given a stunning, mega-hit Retro/Black-Pink Flash-Filament Green colorup that people dubbed the “South Beach” LeBron 8 for its color similarity to the Miami Vice logo. Although the colorway of the Fly Wade pictured above is not exactly that same colorway (but rather, Black/University Blue-Copa Blue-Perfect Pink), it still represents South Beach well. Copa Blue and Perfect Pink also match up with the Miami Vice colors, while the light shade of University Blue represents the bright blue ocean bordering South Beach. If you’re a fan of Wade, of the “South Beach” colorway, or both, then tomorrow is your lucky day, as that is when the “South Beach” Fly Wade will release to select Jordan Brand retailers, like House of Hoops.