Did I or did I not say soon? Earlier today, the Kith blog was updated with release information on Ronnie Fieg’s latest Asics collaboration, the “Rose Gold” GT-II. This pinkish gold, cinder, and blue GT-II will be released on Kith’s online store and at the Kith NYC and Brooklyn location at 11 am on Friday, March 2, for a price of $130. Simple as that. Whether you nab a pair or not is in your hands.
February 27, 2012
February 26, 2012
Last year, the first Saturday of March was a heavy-volume day for Nike Basketball, with a trio of LeBron 8 V2s and four Zoom Kobe VIs dropping on that one day. Early March 2012 is looking to be almost as hectic for Nike Basketball as it was last year. The main attractions? These three LeBron 9s. There is the “Dunkman” colorway, which looks closer to the very popular “Dunkman” Air Max LeBron VII colorway as opposed to other versions. There is the “Bright Mango” LeBron 9, for those who like the combination of a shiny silver base and a bright accent. Then, there is the “Griffey” LeBron 9, which, with its Green Abyss colorway and Swingman-like logo on the back, pays tribute to Ken Griffey Jr., one of Nike’s most popular athletes of all-time. Once again, Nike will release three LeBron signature colorways on the same day, as all three of the featured colorways drop this Friday, March 2. (Pictures via SoleAwesome, Dunk & Inside the Sneaker Box)
February 25, 2012
Sometimes, sneaker blogs post new images of upcoming sneaker releases on a constant basis. Yes, I posted about the “Rose Gold” GT-II yesterday. However, this post is for accuracy. Photo shoots are photo shoots, and therefore, the results will be a bit tailored (no disrespect whatsoever, but it is a fact). The image of Ronnie Fieg’s latest GT-II above, provided by easyotabor on Instagram, depicts how the Rose Gold shade would look on the pigskin upper and the laces more realistically. Trust me when I say that you will not see a post about the “Rose Gold” GT-II tomorrow. However, this Ronnie Fieg x Asics sneaker should be making headlines soon.
February 24, 2012
No, the Nike conglomerate is not done yet. Tomorrow, Jordan Brand will release one of the more anticipated colorways of the most recent Air Jordan signature. The “Year of the Dragon” Air Jordan 2012, like the other “Year of the Dragon” sneakers, did not have a release date at first. However, now it comes in the form of an aftershock after the craze that was today’s “Galaxy” Nike release. If you’re gunning for a pair of the Azure Dragon-inspired “Year of the Dragon” 2012s, be ready to fly through, over, or around the traffic tonight on the web or tomorrow morning at select Jordan Brand retailers.
Over a month ago, we all got a first good look at the “Rose Gold” GT-II by way of Theophilus London. Now, designer Ronnie Fieg himself has given the world a closer look at his first Asics release of 2012. With a pink suede upper, grey Asics logo and outsole, and baby blue accents all around, this GT-II is ready for the summer sun. Thankfully, you should not have to wait until then for the sneaker, as Fieg has previously stated that the sneaker will come out soon.
February 23, 2012
Tommorow is nothing short of an earth-shattering day for sneakerheads. The three Nike Basketball All-Star Game signatures are releasing tomorrow, but they are certainly not taking up the majority of the spotlight. Practically all pairs have been accounted for already, but nonetheless, madness might ensue tomorrow when what some people are calling the most hyped sneaker ever drops in limited numbers. Yes, I am talking about the “Galaxy” Air Foamposite One. If you have your pair on lock, congratulations. If not, there are some online retailers releasing the sneaker, like JimmyJazz and Caliroots. Whether the “Galaxy” Foamposite One interests you or not, I think we can all agree that tomorrow, February 24, might have to go in sneaker history record books. (Picture via Nice Kicks)
This weekend, those of you who are avid NBA fans (like myself) will be taken to a new galaxy. One where teams do not matter, the finest compete, and the goal is to have fun: the annual NBA All-Star weekend. for this year’s festivities, Nike Basketball will unleash three out-of-this-world colorways in honor of the events taking place near the Kennedy Space Center in Orlando, FL: a Galaxy-printed upper Kobe VII, a Big Bang-esque LeBron 9, and a an astronomical KD IV. These sneakers will be available on multiple websites tonight at midnight (Foot Locker, Footaction, Eastbay, NikeStore, etc.) and select Nike Basketball retailers tomorrow, February 24th.
February 22, 2012
This is not what all of the hype is about, but it certainly is a large chunk of it. Today, we visited Extra Butter, where they have all three “Galaxy” Dunk Highs and the three Nike Basketball “Galaxy” sneakers – the Zoom Kobe VII, LeBron 9, and Zoom KD IV. Extra Butter will put out the Dunk Highs tomorrow, February 23, at 11 am, and the Nike Basketball signatures at 12:00 am on Friday, February 24th. Click the play button for a look at all six sneakers.
When I was in Miami, back in August 2010, I posted on the blog about some of the cool sneaker stores I visited while I was down there. I recently took another trip there, earlier in February, and I want to provide a deep look at two different shops I went to in Miami this time around:
Mr R Sports
In its 40-year existence, Mr R Sports has made itself a South Beach footwear industry staple with its wide variety of product and great customer service. The store carries shoes from Nike (Sportswear, Basketball & Running), adidas Originals, Converse, New Balance, Jordan, Reebok, Lacoste and even more. And because Mr R carries so many brands, you would expect them to have a relatively small stock of each one, right? Wrong. Each brand’s footwear is placed on its own wall with a nice display that’s also based on the brand. For example, the shop has all of its Nike Sportswear shoes on a wooden wall, like how the boxes that Nike Sportswear sneaker come in have the same color as wood. Also, the guys that work at Mr R Sports are passionate about what they do too. Clyde Edwards (aka SneakerBox Clyde), Mr R’s creative director for quite some time now, has brought Mr R into the internet’s spotlight with cool shirt designs and crisp product shots. He even came out from the back of the store to talk with me for a bit despite being busy with things like those and a million others I’m sure. And while I was at Mr R Sports this time around, I even got the chance to meet Mr R himself, who, despite being old, was hard at work unpacking and setting up new arrangements in his store. He was very kind, and even complemented my footwear. If you need some new shoes, whether you’re looking for something specific or don’t know what you want, take a trip to Mr R Sports at 408 Lincoln Road. Check below for some pictures I took inside the shop. (more…)
To kick off NBA All-Star Weekend, Nike Sportswear has a few sneakers releasing, all inspired in part by NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Orlando. First, there is the trio of “Galaxy” Dunk Highs, all with 3M eyestays, waxed canvas uppers, removable logos, and glow-in-the-dark soles for good measure. In addition, Penny fans will get treated to two Air Flight One colorways: the original “Orlando” version and a new-age “Galaxy” version equipped with a removable front logo and glow-in-the-dark accents all around. Whether you are after the Dunk Highs or the Flight Ones, it would probably be useful to know that both sets are being released tomorrow, Feburary 23rd, at select Nike Sportswear accounts. If you are planning on lining up, get ready, because looking at what else is coming out in the coming days, you might just be there for the long haul. (Pictures via Extra Butter and Nike Inc.)