It’s about time pictures of the third Foamposite release for Spring 2011 leak. The 2009 NBA Slam Dunk Contest was a fantasy match, as Superman took on the draining powers of Kryptonite. Well, not exactly. Rather, the event pitted Dwight “Superman” Howard up against Nate “KryptoNate” Robinson. To fully represent the glowing green substance, Robinson wore a bright green pair of Foamposite Lites. At some point, the Foamposite Lite would have to spread some love to the other Foamposite models. With that, we now have the “Electric Green” Air Foamposite Pro to look forward to. This Foamposite Pro has an electric green Foamposite upper, complimented by black nubuck, a black mesh tongue, and a black swoosh. Electric green accents appear on the black parts of the upper, as well as on the bottom of the shoe (the swoosh, specifically). Speaking of the shoe’s bottom, it is as icey as ever. This Foamposite Pro’s outsole is clear, blue-tinted rubber. A nice touch with the bright upper, at least, in my opinion. The “Electric Green” Air Foamposite Pro will release in March, alongside the “Metallic Pewter” Air Foamposite One (The “Royal” Air Foamposite One” will release in February). Check out more pictures of the shoe below, courtesy of OSneaker. (more…)
November 29, 2010
November 26, 2010
As a part of their Thanksgiving Weekend Exclusive Releases, PickYourShoes.com will be selling a 100 pair run of the “Mars Blackmon” IV’s tomorrow. This shoe, which originally released in 2006, borrows it’s color blocking (and colorway, besides for the shade of red) from the OG “Fire Red” IV’s, and features the face of Mark Blackmon, a Spike Lee character who first appeared in She’s Gotta Have It, and proceeded to appear in the classic commercials for the Air Jordan III, IV, V, VI, and XX. In addition to the IV’s, PickYourShoes.com will put two “Mars Wifey” tees (designed by T.I.T.S.) that match the IV’s up on their website tomorrow. Because of the limited run, you should probably get be on PickYourShoes.com at midnight to secure your pair, but at this point, no one knows what time exactly the shoes will release, how much they’ll cost, and what sizes will be in stock. Good luck to everyone getting a pair of these, and check the cut for a picture of the “Mars Wifey” shirts (Picture via PickYourShoes.com). (more…)
As if the January 2011 release of the “White Cement” Air Jordan 3 was not hyped enough yet, it is now even bigger. Apparently, the “White Cement” III’s will come in a Black/Cement Grey colored box (shown above) that has a similar look to their original box minus the Jumpman (from 1988). In addition, the shoes will also apparently come with a Jumpman hang-tag and a performance card (Check the jump for a picture). It is unknown right now whether just the “White Cement” III’s or all retro releases from here-on-out will come like this, but Sole Camp will keep you updated on that (Pictures via SneakerNews and 23edge of Sole Collector Forums). (more…)
Dylan and I stopped by Extra Butter today to check out some of the Black Friday festivities. Of course, the main event of the day was the Air Jordan VII Retro Premio release, but that certainly was not the only event at EB! Check the video for a look at what’s going on there now, and look at the Sole Camp Facebook page for some photos! If you can’t go now, then at least try to go tonight, as they’ll be having a third anniversary party in the store at 9:30 PM! For a quick preview at the madness there, hit the jump below for a taste of pictures.
November 25, 2010
As if tomorrow were not release-packed enough already, I have something special to tell you all. Tomorrow, on Black Friday, Nike Sportswear at 21 Mercer will offer up an exclusive package for order. The Air Force 1 Destroyer Black Pack will be limited to 24 sets. Each set includes two main items. First, there’s a Destroyer jacket, which is Nike’s twist on the classic letterman jacket. It is black, as can be implied by the name of the pack, and will include customization options like cashmere patches on the back, hand chain-stitching of your name on the chest, and custom Air Force 1 and NYC buttons. As for the shoes, get this: the “Destroyer” Air Force 1 is made of Bespoke-grade materials. It will also have some customization options offered on-site, at 21 Mercer. The pack will come into the store, fully customized for the buyer, within five weeks, and in a laser-etched black box, with the buyer’s name on it. If you want to be a part of history, and get your own Air Force 1 Destroyer Black Pack, then you’d best get to Nike Sportswear at 21 Mercer bright and early tomorrow!
Black Friday is greatly appreciated each year in the sneaker world, with numerous releases, and even “Black Friday” colorways of some shoes, such as the “Black Friday” Air Force 1′s, designed by DJ Clark Kent, that released on Black Friday 2008. Well this year is certainly not different. Get your wallets ready as you see all of the hot shoes releasing tomorrow.
Air Force 1 Foamposite Black/Black
Riding on the heels of the previous Metallic Silver AF1 Foamposite is this Black-on-Black pair of the same shoe, releasing tomorrow at select Nike Sportswear retailers. The Black/Black AF1 Foamposite has a glowing black foamposite upper, a clear sole, round laces and a canvas strap (both unlike the first pair released) (Picture via Dunk).
Air Max 24/7 “Blackout”
The “Blackout” Air Max 24/7 will also release at Nike Sportswear retailers tomorrow. This black and grey sneaker looks like a great Winter-wear shoe for those still hunting for one (Picture via SneakerNews).
Nike x Doernbecher Freestyle 2010 Collection
Tomorrow, 4/6 of the 2010 Nike x Doernbecher collection, the Nike SB P-Rod 2.5, Air Force 1 ’07 LE, WMNS Free Run+ and Air Zenyth, will release at Niketown & NikeStore locations, as well as on Nikestore.com. The sales of these shoes will benefit the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, OR (PIcture via SneakerNews).
Nike 6.0 Dunk Low SE “DeLorean”
The DeLorean DMC-12 is a car that exists today in very limited numbers. Only 6500 DMC-12′s are believed to still exist today. That’s not why the DeLorean is so famous, though. You all should know the car from the Back to the Future movie series. Nike 6.0 has partnered with the DeLorean Motor Company on the above Dunk Low SE. The “DeLorean” Nike 6.0 Dunk Low SE will release tomorrow at official Nike locations and select Nike 6.0 retailers (Picture via SneakerNews).
Undefeated x Converse Poorman’s Weapon “Grey Friday”
Undefeated and Converse have once again collaborated on a Poorman’s Weapon. The shoe is set to release on Black Friday, this time with a grey satin upper (Picture via High Snobiety).
Supra Vaider “Cool Grey”
Supra, who has released Air Jordan-inspired colorways in the past, will release a “Cool Grey” version of the Vaider, obviously influenced by the Cool Grey XI, tomorrow. The shoe will release exclusively on CCS.com, along with a collection of apparel to match (Picture via SneakerNews).
Supra “Gum Pack”
In addition to the “Cool Grey” Vaiders, this “Gum Pack,” consisting of a white Skytop, a black Vaider, and an obsidian Cuban, each with a gum sole, will also release tomorrow, but only at PickYourShoes.com (Picture via SneakerNews).
Air Jordan 1 Anodized December Releases
Even though it isn’t December yet, these three Anodized AJ1′s, colored up in University Blue, Black, and Voltage Cherry (GS only), respectively, will be available at many Jordan retailers tomorrow (Picture via Extra Butter).
Air Jordan 13 Retro “Flint”
Jordan Brand will finally release the second retro of the “Flint” XIII’s tomorrow. As we have stated in the past, the shoe, unlike the OG and 2005 versions, does not have a 3M underlay, and unlike recent retro releases, will retail for $160. But despite the price hike, the “Flints” are bound to sell out quickly, so be sure to secure your pair as early as possible (PIcture via Exit 36).
Air Jordan 7 Retro Premio “Bin 23″
Last, but certainly not least, is the next shoe in Jordan Brand’s “Bin 23″ collection: the Air Jordan 7 Retro Premio. This colorway of the VII is inspired by what influenced Tinker Hatfield when he made the VII: tribalism and African art. The “Bin 23″ VII will release tomorrow in very limited quantities at Niketowns and Nike Stores across the country, select Jordan Brand retailers, and most House of Hoops locations (the other locations will release the shoe on this upcoming Monday, November 29th, so check with your local HoH to make sure when they’ll have the “Bin 23″ VII). Because the “Bin 23″ VII is so limited, and because it is Black Friday, you should probably get to wherever you plan on getting the shoe quite early to ensure that you will end Black Friday with a pair of “Bin 23″ VII’s (Picture via Jumpman23).
Good luck in getting all of your Black Friday purchases!!
I have not made a video review in quite some time, but I think it’s about time that that’s changed. I received my “South Beach” LeBron 8′s on Saturday, and since then, I’ve been in love. Watch the video above to see the magnitude of my liking of the shoe, as well as some information on it!
November 24, 2010
With the “Playstation” Air Max 90/360 Hybrid, Air Trainer 1, and (of course) Air Force 1, Playstation has already created some stellar and intricately designed kicks with Nike, exclusively for friends and family. However, to honor the 15th Anniversary of the Sony Playstation and help launch two new franchises for the Playstation, Nike has teamed up with Sony Playstation again. But this time, the duo have created a pack of sneakers. The first of the shoes, the Nike Zoom Huarache TR Mid, takes it’s inspiration from the new Move Motion controller for the PS3. The shoe is mostly black (as is the controller), but it also has a blue strap and midsole. The blue comes from the “Move” logo, and is also a tribute to the “Playstation” Air Force 1, from 2005. The other shoe in the set is a Special Forces Boot based on the “Killzone” universe, to honor the release of Killzone 3. Two of its special features are text in the Helghast language and symbolic growing red eyes on the part of the boot covering the ankle. Although, its too bad that like their predecessors, these shoes will not be releasing to retail, and will just be given out to family and friends. Check out a close-up on each shoe below the cut (Pictures and Information from Sole Collector). (more…)
November 23, 2010
It seems like I’ve been giving LeBron and Kobe’s new signature models all of the attention lately, right? Well, there’s another Nike signee who has been heating up the NBA scene for the past couple years, and that is Kevin Durant. As last year’s scoring leader, many see Durant as the future king of the court, even over older greats like LeBron, Kobe, Dwayne Wade, and so on. Last year, Durant received the scoring title in the Zoom KD2, the second signature model in his line with Nike Basketball. Can he do it again this year? With the help of the Zoom KD III, it’s a possibility. The KD III, with its lightweight fit, injected stability, and responsive Zoom Air cushioning unit, will be KD’s main shoe throughout the season. If you want to rep Durant in your basketball playing, then go pick up the Zoom KD III from any Nike Basketball retailer. The first colorway of the shoe, the Black/Photo Blue-Team Orange colorup, is available now.
Ever since Nike SB has released their take on the Dunk, they have been on fire. More so lately than ever, Nike is going for all-out better performance from their shoes. They have created such models like the Zoom P-Rod IV, Zoom Omar Salazar, and Zoom FP, that provide innovative technology to skaters’ feet. Now, Nike SB is giving the Dunk a performance overhaul. In 2011, the Dunk will never be the same again. From the first time that you put on a 2011 Nike SB Dunk, you’ll realize that it feels like a different shoe. Improved heel padding will keep your foot in place better than before. A Phylon midsole will make the Dunk feel lighter. Finally, improved traction (or “grip,” as skaters like to call it) will give the skater an overall better skating experience with the Nike SB Dunk. Pictured above is a Nike SB Dunk Mid with the changes. Expect that shoe to hit shelves sometime in 2011. For now, all you can do is anticipate the changes, and brace yourselves. (Picture via Crooked Tongues)