Sole Camp

June 21, 2012

Air Jordan IX Retro Release Dates

Air Jordan IX Retro "Olive"

Air Jordan IX Retro "Olive" (2012 Version)

Fans of the Air Jordan IX, you might want to pay attention to this. Over the few days, the release dates for three of the Air Jordan IX Retros releasing later this year were revealed. Starting things off is the “Photo Blue” IX Retro. The black-based new colorway of the Air Jordan IX will be in stores on Saturday, November 3. Just two weeks later, on Saturday, November 17, that colorway will be joined by a fan favorite Air Jordan IX colorway: the “Olive” version. Rounding out this set of Air Jordan IX Retro releases is the “Cool Grey” colorway. That sleek colorway of the IX will be Jordan fans’ appetizer before the usual big Air Jordan XI Retro release, as the “Cool Grey” IX Retro drops on Saturday, December 15. This leaves one more Air Jordan IX Retro without a release date – the “Johnny Kilroy” colorway. Stay tuned for the release date on that version, and be patient for the rest, as it will be a long time before you will see any Air Jordan IX Retros in Jordan Brand retailers. (Picture via Nice Kicks)

May 19, 2012

Sneaker Releases in the Next Three Weeks

As you all can tell, it has been a little bit over a week since Dylan and I last posted on Sole Camp. This was mainly because of a lack of good news to share. However, during the next three weeks, we will be on a trip, and thus, too occupied to update you all on upcoming releases. So without further ado, here is what you should look out for while we are away.

Released: Air Jordan XII Retro “Cool Grey”

Air Jordan XII Retro "Cool Grey"

Air Jordan XII Retro "Cool Grey"

Jordan Brand has been pretty consistent in giving the Air Jordan Retro fanbase something to crave week after week. A four-week streak of Jordan Retro drops started in late April with the release of the “Playoff” Air Jordan XII Retro, and it finishes today with yet another XII Retro, the “Cool Grey” version. If you’re a fan, get to your local Jordan Brand retailer and get a pair now.

Reebok Question White/Red

Reebok Question White/Red

Reebok Question White/Red

This release could not have come at a more appropriate time. At this time, the Philadelphia 76ers are seeing the most success that they have had since trading one Allen Iverson in the mid-2000s. The last time the Sixers were a playoff-bound team was around the time the sneaker above mesmerized fans of The Answer. Now, the Reebok Question will be dropping in the iconic White/Red colorway with a pearlized leather toe box to the delight of many. Check for the Question at your local Reebok R23 account on Friday, May 25. (Picture via Inside the Sneakerbox)

 Nike LeBron 9 P.S. Elite “South Beach”

Nike LeBron 9 P.S. Elite "South Beach"

Nike LeBron 9 P.S. Elite "South Beach"

What better way for Nike to cap off the LeBron 9 P.S. Elite releases than to drop a “South Beach”-like colorway of the sneaker. Even if the Miami Heat can resist the surging Indiana Pacers, do not expect to see this shoe on court. However, you should definitely expect to see long lines and some mania when the “South Beach” LeBron 9 P.S. Elite drops on Saturday, June 2. If you want to avoid the mad rush, get your pair early now on eBay

Air Jordan IV Retro “Military Blue”

Air Jordan IV Retro "Military Blue"

Air Jordan IV Retro "Military Blue"

It looks like June will be all blue for Jordan Brand. Two major Retro releases are coming in the month, with the “Military Blue” Air Jordan IV Retro dropping first. As an original Air Jordan IV colorway, this sneaker should garner a bit of attention when it is released at Jordan Brand retailers on Saturday, June 9. (Picture via Hoopcity)

Nike Air Yeezy 2 Possible Release?

Nike Air Yeezy 2 Black/Solar Red

Nike Air Yeezy 2 Black/Solar Red

Ever since news broke of an Air Yeezy sequel, the fine details have been in question. Even with an impending June 2012 release, Nike has not revealed any plans for the silhouette’s drop. However, a concrete date has finally been revealed for the Australian release of the Air Yeezy 2. According to a couple shops out there, both colorways of the Air Yeezy 2 (Black/Solar Red and Wolf Grey/Pure Platinum) will drop on Saturday, June 9 in the Down Under. There is no telling what this means for an American release, but these next three weeks could have some information, so keep on the look out. (Picture via Modern-Notoriety)

May 11, 2012

Video Review: Nike LeBron 9 P.S. Elite “Taxi” & Air Jordan XII Retro “Cool Grey”

Thanks to the staff at Exit 36, we have two upcoming releases to show you. First is one of two Nike Basketball sneakers releasing tomorrow, the yellow, black, and red “Taxi” LeBron 9 P.S. Elite. After that is a Jordan Retro that’s set to hit store shelves next Saturday, May 19, the “Cool Grey” Air Jordan XII Retro. Check out up-close and personal looks at both shoes in the video.

April 8, 2012

Air Jordan IX Retro Holiday 2012 Preview

Air Jordan IX Retro's for Holiday 2012

Air Jordan IX Retro's for Holiday 2012: Black/Photo Blue, "Johnny Kilroy", "Cool Grey", and "Olive"

Just about a month ago, Jake informed you all that the Air Jordan IX will be making a huge return this upcoming holiday season. Two cool new colorways, the Black/Photo Blue (set to release in November) and “Johnny Kilroy” (set to release in October) versions, will release along two highly-coveted colorways that first appeared in the early 2000′s: the “Cool Grey” (set to release in December) and “Olive” IXs. However, along with images of all of these shoes, I have some more good news: The “French Blue” Air Jordan IX, which also debuted in the early 2000′s, will makes a return this holiday season as well. Check below for more images of the upcoming Air Jordan IX Retro’s, and stay tuned to Sole Camp for more information on these shoes (Images via Sneaker News). (more…)

March 9, 2012

Air Jordan Retros Confirmed for Holiday 2012

Air Jordan XI Retro "Bred"

Air Jordan XI Retro "Bred"

It looks like this holiday season will be nothing short of hectic for Jordan lovers. Thanks to TheShoeGame’s G-Roc, we have confirmation of several Holiday 2012 Air Jordan Retro releases. The few months of the holiday season will have four different Air Jordan IX Retros for the masses. There’s a predominately black colorway with Photo Blue contrast stitching. Johnny Kilroy, a persona Michael Jordan took on upon his first retirement in commercials, will get his own version of the Air Jordan IX in a Black/Red/Silver colorway with the number 4 on the sneaker’s heel. In addition to the two new colorways of the Air Jordan IX, two oldies, and surely goodies, will be making their respective returns: “Cool Grey” and “Olive”. Two other sneakers were confirmed to be dropping in the 2012 holiday season. Funny thing is that they have the same nickname: “Bred”. Yes, the previously confirmed “Bred” Air Jordan IV and the “Bred” Air Jordan XI will be returning come Holiday 2012. Get ready. (Picture via Kixclusive)

January 24, 2012

Air Jordan Release Date Update – February 2012 to May 2012

I don’t know what it is. Maybe it’s our now-frequent hiatuses. Maybe it’s that I choose not to give you all basically pointless “New Pictures” posts. No matter what the cause is, Jordan Brand release dates always seem to get lost in the mix. Today, I’m going to update you all on some Air Jordan release dates through May 2012. Shouts to Modern-Notoriety and NiceKicks for the pictures.

Jordan Spizike “Bordeaux”

Jordan Spizike "Bordeaux"

Jordan Spizike "Bordeaux"

February will be a busy month for Jordan Brand. In addition to other event-themed sneakers that we have yet to see (All-Star Game? Black History Month?), the brand will release three shoes to the general public in a span of fifteen days. First up will be this grey “Bordeaux”-like Jordan Spizike with multicolor accents all around. Pop into your local Jordan Brand retailer on Saturday, February 4 if you want to get this sneaker.

Air Jordan X Retro “Old Royal”

Air Jordan X Retro "Old Royal"

Air Jordan X Retro "Old Royal"

Dylan actually showed you the Spizike and the “Old Royal” Air Jordan X Retro together. What a coincidence, considering that the white and blue follow-up to the “Chicago” X Retro will be released just a week after the Spizike, on Saturday, February 11.

Air Jordan IV Retro “White Cement”

Air Jordan IV Retro "White Cement"

Air Jordan IV Retro "White Cement"

Oh boy. Anyone not looking forward to the return of the “White Cement” Air Jordan IV, good for you. As for the rest of us, be prepared for the worst. The “White Cement” Air Jordan III did not sell out immediately when it released early last year, but things are looking much different for this “White Cement” sneaker. With the attention of the entire world more on Retro Jordans now than ever (thanks to a certain December 2011 release), people will surely be coming out en masse for the ever-as-beautiful “White Cement” IV Retro when it drops on Saturday, February 18.

Air Jordan IV Retro “White Cement” Special Packaging

Air Jordan IV Retro "White Cement" Special Packaging

Air Jordan IV Retro "White Cement" Special Packaging

Intriguing packaging always helps drive excitement up on releases. The special box that Jordan Brand made for the Air Jordan III last year gave the shoes a little more collector appeal. For the 23rd anniversary of the Air Jordan IV, Jordan Brand will bless each of this year’s Air Jordan IV Retros with a cement print-inspired box that also has the classic “Flight” script on the lid. Another thing to note on this box is the new, simplified Jordan Brand sticker. Look for these boxes to fly off shelves when the “White Cement” Air Jordan IV releases on the 18th.

Air Jordan X Retro “Stealth”

Air Jordan X Retro "Stealth"

Air Jordan X Retro "Stealth"

Barring any quickstrike releases, this “Stealth” makeup of the Air Jordan X will finish off 2012′s line of X Retros. Check for it at your local Jordan Brand retailer on Saturday, March 24.

Air Jordan XII Retro “Playoff”

Air Jordan XII Retro "Playoff"

Air Jordan XII Retro "Playoff"

Playoff? Playoffs? Who cares!? All we have to know is that the infamous white and black Air Jordan XII that Jordan wore en route to his fifth championship will be released to the public for only the third time. As simple as the shoe is, excitement around the Saturday, April 21 release date should be at a pretty big high. Be ready.

Air Jordan XI Retro Low White/Black-Varsity Red

Air Jordan XI Retro Low White/Black-Varsity Red

Air Jordan XI Retro Low White/Black-Varsity Red

Patent lows. That is all that needs to be said for craziness to ensue. This white Air Jordan XI Retro Low, laden with black lining and a crisp translucent red outsole, will hit store shelves on Saturday, May 5.

Air Jordan XII Retro “Cool Grey”

Air Jordan XII Retro "Cool Grey"

Air Jordan XII Retro "Cool Grey"

Closing out the month of May will be the release of this all-new “Cool Grey” XII colorway. Equipped with hits of white and orange, this Air Jordan XII Retro has enough pop to get some sales when it drops on Saturday, May 19.

January 7, 2012

Nike LeBron 9 Update

In the first few months of 2012, a bunch of nice LeBron 9′s are coming out. Some of these colorways have been taken from past iterations of the LeBron signature line, while others are having their hot introduction on the LeBron 9. Take a look at them all below (pictures via Sneaker News):

Nike LeBron 9 “Cool Grey”

Nike LeBron 9 "Cool Grey"

Nike LeBron 9 "Cool Grey"

One of the simpler, cleaner colorways from past LeBron models makes it’s way onto the 9. Available on February 3rd (official colorway: Cool Grey/White-Metallic Silver).

Nike LeBron 9 “Griffey”

Nike LeBron 9 "Griffey"

Nike LeBron 9 "Griffey"

For the first time, LeBron pays homage to none other than Ken Griffey Jr. with a new sneaker. The “Griffey” LeBron 9′s nice mix of blue, red and white brings back Griffey’s dominant days on the Mariners. Available on March 2nd (official colorway: Green Abyss/White-Obsidian-Light Blue Heather).

Nike LeBron 9 “Bright Mango”

Nike LeBron 9 "Bright Mango"

Nike LeBron 9 "Bright Mango"

A nice high-energy colorway of the LeBron 9. Available on March 2nd (official colorway: Metallic Silver/Metallic Silver -Bright Mango).

Nike LeBron 9 “Dunkman”

Nike LeBron 9 "Dunkman"

Nike LeBron 9 "Dunkman"

Taking cues from the “Dunkman” LeBron 7 and 8 P.S., the Dunkman LeBron 9 impresses old fans and stuns new onlookers with its cool combination of black, grey, and neon green. Available on March 2nd (official colorway: Dark Grey/Black-Volt).

Nike LeBron 9 “Summit Lake Hornets”

Nike LeBron 9 "Summit Lake Hornets"

Nike LeBron 9 "Summit Lake Hornets"

In my opinion, this “Summit Lake Hornets” colorway does not hold up to its three predecessors. However, teal blue and purple has become a pretty classic color combo. No release date yet.

Nike LeBron 9 “Galaxy All-Star”

Nike LeBron 9 "Galaxy All-Star"

Nike LeBron 9 "Galaxy All-Star"

For this year’s All-Star Game, Nike is making some crazy Galaxy-based colorways for its athletes. These sneakers will utilize a cool Galaxy pattern in some way. The “Galaxy All-Star” LeBron 9 takes out-of-this-world to a whole new level. With a bright orange and red upper, Galaxy lining, 3M, and a glow-in-the-dark sole, this LeBron 9 will catch anyone’s eye. No release date yet.

October 12, 2011

Air Jordan Retro Summer 2012 Catalog Images

Air Jordan IV Retro "Military Blue"

Air Jordan IV Retro "Military Blue"

Air Jordan XII Retro "Playoff"

Air Jordan XII Retro "Playoff"

Air Jordan XII Retro "Obsidian"

Air Jordan XII Retro "Obsidian"

Air Jordan XII Retro "Cool Grey"

Air Jordan XII Retro "Cool Grey"

Air Jordan XI Retro Low White/Black-Varsity Red

Air Jordan XI Retro Low White/Black-Varsity Red

We’re still quite far away from the release of the Summer 2012 Air Jordan Retros, but that has not stopped catalog pictures of the shoes from leaking online! Above, you can find new pictures of the Retro releases of the original “Miltary Blue” Air Jordan IV colorway, “Playoff” Air Jordan XII colorway, and “Obsidian” Air Jordan XII colorway. Below those three are two old silhouettes in new colorways. First, there’s the “Cool Grey” Air Jordan XII Retro, laden with Cool Grey nubuck and orange accents. In addition, a new Air Jordan XI Retro Low (NOTE: Not I.E.) will be released for Summer 2012 in a White/Black-Varsity Red colorway. Look for more news on all of these releases in the near future! (Pictures via Sneaker News)

June 27, 2011

Air Jordan XII Set to Return in Summer 2012

Air Jordan XII "Playoff," "Taxi" & "Obsidian"

Air Jordan XII "Playoff", "Taxi", and "Obsidian"

In 2009, Jordan Brand gave the masses a helping of Air Jordan XII Retros by rereleasing the “Flu Game”, “Cherry”, and “Nubuck” colorways, as well as by debuting a “Rising Sun” colorway. Two and a half years after the end of the last XII Retro wave (Summer 2012, that is), Jordan Brand will release another wave of Air Jordan XII Retros. However, this wave has some even more anticipated Air Jordan XII Retros than the last. For one, Jordan Brand will continue with its recent grey infatuation by releasing a new Cool Grey/White-Team Orange colorway of the Air Jordan XII. However, the rest of the colorways are classics. First, the “Taxi” Air Jordan XII colorway, which last saw a Retro release in the 2008 Air Jordan XI/XII Countdown Pack, will return. Going even further back, Jordan Brand will please the Jordan heads with an Air Jordan XII Retro whose colorway last released in 2004: the “Playoff” XII Retro. Finally, and most notably, Jordan Brand will bring back an Air Jordan XII colorway that has not seen the light of day on store shelves since its original release. The “Obsidian” Air Jordan XII colorway will see its first Retro release ever in the Summer of 2012. If you’re a fan of the Air Jordan XII, then it seems like 2012 will be quite the year for you! Unfortunately, all you can do now is wait for more information on these releases. (Picture via Sneaker News)

March 15, 2011

Upcoming Air Jordan Retro Releases: April 2011 – June 2011

The next few months will bring us quite the assortment of Air Jordan Retros. Today, I will give you all a look at my personal favorites out of the Retro releases for April 2011 to June 2011.

Air Jordan V Retro “Wolf Grey”

Air Jordan V Retro "Wolf Grey"

Air Jordan V Retro "Wolf Grey"

This is the lone all-new colorway of my bunch, but nonetheless, it is pretty sweet. Previously known as the “Cool Grey” colorway, this “Wolf Grey” Air Jordan V Retro is bound to get buyers with some key details. For one, the Air Jordan V is certainly one of the more popular silhouettes in the legacy line, with features such as the translucent sole and 3M tongue. Add a sick colorway, such as the “Wolf Grey” colorway is, and you have a monster of a shoe. I love how the colors on the shoe are so simple, and yet, the shoe itself is still so intricate. Everything from the dark grey lace hoops to the clear netting, to the white contrast stitching, and even to the speckles on the midsole gives this shoe such an awesome attitude. Great job on the colorway, Jordan Brand! You all can pick this beauty up from your local Jordan Brand retailer on May 14th, 2011.

Air Jordan III Retro “True Blue”

Air Jordan III Retro "True Blue"

Air Jordan III Retro "True Blue"

To all of you Jordan Brand critics from 2009, you better say thank you! In August of that year, Jordan Brand released the first “True Blue” Air Jordan III Retro since 2001. However, to the chagrin of many sneakerheads, the company only released the shoe in Europe. Some succumbed into buying the shoe from an overseas retailer or a secondhand seller (myself included), but for those that didn’t, Jordan Brand has a nice gift: a new “True Blue” III Retro for 2011. Now, those that passed on the 2009 release have no reason to pass on the 2011 release. Honestly, if you do pass on this gem, I’ll probably be all over you. The “True Blue” III, with it’s clean, white upper, cement print, and red and blue accents just screams bonafide classic to me. The “White Cement” III’s are nice, but too simple for me. “Black Cement” III’s? Also very nice. But the colorway on those is nowhere near as standout as it is on the “True Blue” III, at least for me. If you don’t have a pair, and are a fan of Jordans, then I would classify the “True Blue” Air Jordan III Retro as a must-pickup shoe. Your best chance at getting the “True Blue” III Retro, at least for a solid few years, will come on June 4th, 2011.

Air Jordan VII Retro “Bordeaux”

Air Jordan VII Retro "Bordeaux"

Air Jordan VII Retro "Bordeaux"

“Orion Blue”. “Year of the Rabbit”. “Cardinal”. What do these three names have in common? Well, they are all Air Jordan VII colorways releasing within the first half of 2011. What else do they have in common? They are all inferior to the uncontested biggest VII Retro of 2011: the first Retro release of the “Bordeaux” Air Jordan VII since its initial debut in 1992. Many original colorways of Air Jordan shoes have not had a Retro release until recent years. Last year marked the first Retro of the “Powder Blue” and “Charcoal” Air Jordan IX’s and theWhite/Infrared Air Jordan VI. I can guarantee you that this release will definitely top at least two (and maybe even three) of last year’s releases, as mentioned above. The VII, especially in such a tough, sinister colorway, has a nice swagger to it. The black and grey on the shoe serves as the perfect base to the various accents on the shoe, and in particular, to the multi-colored tongue. The colors on the tongue of the “Bordeaux” VII Retro aren’t exactly the same as on the original, but nonetheless, they give the same awesome attitude to the shoe. Definitely one of the better colorways of the Air Jordan VII, in my opinion.  Make sure you’re available to go to a sneaker store on April 16th, 2011, as otherwise, you might have a hard time getting the “Bordeaux” Air Jordan VII Retro! (Pictures via Marqueesole)

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