Thursday, March 30, 2017

Air Jordan 1 "Royal" Wedge

Just like the "Banned" Air Jordan 1 wedges made exclusively for Michael Jordan's wife, the "Royal" colorway is getting the same treatment. Jordan Brand Global Communications Specialist Samantha Baker took to Instagram to share the exclusive sneakers. In comparison to this weekend's release the exclusive wedged "Royal" Air Jordan 1s use a smoother leather, leather laces and the same tooling at the Nike Dunk Sky Hi.

Got em lifted [no retail].

717 Likes, 36 Comments - Samantha Baker (@samantha_mbaker) on Instagram: "Got em lifted [no retail]."

Truck Driver Steals $19,000 Worth of New Balances

According to ABC2, 29-year-old truck driver Courtney Lynn Slater, was charged with one count of theft between $10,000-$100,000. He pleaded guilty to the charges on Tuesday. The crime dates back to July 2016, when an employee of New Penn Motor Express noticed that a pallet of New Balance sneakers was missing from a trailer. The worker reported the missing pallet and noted that Slater was seen near it before driving off in a truck. Slater was then spotted near a mall parking lot unloading the shipment before returning the truck. While crime surrounding sneakers is usually a serious topic, it's hard not to laugh at Slater's motive behind the theft. In a police interview, he admitted to going through with the crime for a co-worker who offered to pay him $250. Slater is scheduled to be sentenced on May 15, 2017 and he is currently out of jail on bond.

Truck driver steals $19K worth of shoes

HOWARD COUNTY, Md. - A Reisterstown truck driver pleaded guilty to stealing over $19,000 worth of athletic shoes Tuesday. The Howard County States Attorney's Office says 29-year-old Cortney Lynn Slater was charged with one count of theft between $10,000-$100,000.

PUMA Takes a Stand Against United's Leggings Ban

Earlier this week, United Airlines was under heavy fire after word spread of a policy that bans travelers from flying in leggings. Diving deeper into the issue, it was revealed that two girls wearing leggings were denied boarding due to the company's dress code, which prohibits the wearing of "see-through clothing" and "form-fitting spandex pants." Relatives of United employees, the girls were attempting to fly with United passes, which subjects them to the policy. Despite a statement and clarification of the policy as it relates to customers, United is still taking heat from those who view any variation as sexist. Among its detractors is sportswear brand Puma, which is aggressively taking a stand against the no leggings policy.

United on Twitter

To our customers...your leggings are welcome! Learn more about our company's pass travel privilege:

adidas NMD R1 Primeknit "Glitch Camo"

Now, following the unveiling of the “Pink Rose” model, a “Glitch Camo” version of the adidas NMR R1 Primeknit has emerged. Set to arrive in spring of this year, the black-and-white woven piece features an updated, reworked spin on the traditional Glitch Camo design. While not as strong as the “Japan BOOST” versions, the lighter tones are definitely front and center with this sneaker. You can check out a shot of the adidas NMD R1 Primeknit "Glitch Camo" above.

Vans Classics "Blocked" Pack

Vans is back again with a “Blocked” pack that offers the Authentic DX and Old Skool DX in various punchy colorways for the Spring season. Both skate shoes see their cotton twill canvas uppers and rubber cupsoles covered in blocks of colors such as “Racing Red,” “Slate Gray,” “Deep Sea Coral,” violet and black. Padded collars, UltraCush sockliners and the signature rubber waffle outsole provide support and comfort for the clean, modern design. Ranging from $60 USD to $65 USD, the Vans Classics “Blocked” pack is available online at Vans and select retailers now.

First Look: Air Jordan 1 "New Love"

Here's a first look at the Air Jordan 1 Mid “New Love” 2017 retro, the first return of the model ten years after its original drop. The brazen colorway stays true to its OG version, boasting a yellow and black leather upper, mid-top cut, white midsole and translucent yellow outsole. What’s slightly different, however, is the “Wings” logo on the ankle collar, which gets rid of the clear plastic overlay that appeared on the 2007 model and opts for the same embossed branding other current AJ1 models have. The Air Jordan 1 Mid “New Love” 2017 retro will launch sometime in April for $110 USD.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

adidas PureBOOST LTD "Triple Black"

adidas released its newest PureBOOST model earlier this year, combining the popular BOOST sole unit with a sock-like Circular Knit upper for a silhouette that marries function with form. The latest iteration of the sleek runner is the PureBOOST LTD “Triple Black,” a blacked-out colorway that covers every inch of the shoe in shadowy midnight hues. The silhouette features a heathered dark gray and “Core Black” knit upper, a black BOOST midsole and black Stretchweb outsole for an understated but sharp look. Other details such as the Dynamic Heel Fit System, adidas branding and nylon lacing system also get colored in black, while the Three Stripes motif peeps through via subtle hints of gray. The adidas PureBOOST LTD “Triple Black” launches on March 29 for $160 USD at adidas and select retailers worldwide.

First Look: Nike Air VaporMax "Red/Black"

Hot off the heels of dropping the Air VaporMax in icy gray and “Oreo” colorways, Nike is giving its popular newcomer a fiery red and black makeover. Perhaps the hottest Air VaporMax colorway to date, the latest makeup sees a deep red and black Flyknit upper, a matte black Swoosh, contrasting Flywire accents throughout and a black VaporMax air bubble sole unit. Official announcements on the shoe’s release date are yet to come, so stay tuned for more details as they develop.

#Vapormax#igsneakers#instakicks#igsneakercommunity #kicks #kicksology#kickstagram #sneaker #soletoday #sneakerlab#sneakerhead #sneakernews #sneakerfiles#solecollector#solepeek#nicekicks

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Common Projects 2017 S/S Collection

Common Projects is branching out. The footwear brand, known for its full leather sneaker silhouettes just debuted its latest collection for the spring/summer season. Fans will be happy to know that the CP Achilles Low is making a comeback in a range of new colorways and materials. A highlight is the “Natural” iteration of the much loves minimalist silhouette, additionally, there are suede, perforated and patent constructions. Check out the full lineup on Common Project’s site and expect the collection to release at retailers soon.

Monday, March 27, 2017

First Look: PSNY x Air Jordan 12 Colorways

The Air Jordan 12 by PSNY will be releasing in a big way this Summer. The lineup will include three PSNY Air Jordan 12 June 2017 colorways that will be available in limited quantities. The three pairs releasing will include the "Wheat", the Purple aka "Bordeaux", and an Obsidian/Navy pair. All three Public School x Air Jordan 12 colorways will feature a full premium nubuck upper with PSNY branding on the tongues and insole. Look for the latest PSNY x Air Jordan 12 Collection to release this June 2017 exclusive to specific cities.

PO! on Twitter

A quick look at an unreleased pair of @PublicSchoolNYC x @Jumpman23 12's. ๐Ÿ“น : @YesJulz

ASICS Gel-Lyte V Outdoor Pack

Among the many colorways of the ASICS Gel-Lyte V released each season, it seems like there is always at least a couple of colorways that harken back to the colors of early ’90s outdoor apparel and footwear. It looks like they have two more releases that fit under this category for spring 2017, as you can see here by the options in tan and navy with bright red accents and tan and brown with teal accents, each detailed with speckled midsoles and striped rope laces to add to the outdoors vibe. Hike on into you nearest ASICS Tiger retailers to see if they have pairs in stock right now.

New Store Alert: Foot District Madrid

With its new flagship retail space in Madrid, Foot District celebrates the significant advancements in sneaker design and manufacturing. One of the highlights of the store is an interactive Air Jordan room that allows customers to relive Michael Jordan's playing days and the history of his legendary sneaker line. A curved LED screen, showing game highlights, commercials and documentaries, is activated when a customer lifts one of the 14 3D miniature Air Jordan's on display above a video based on the model. The idea is to educate during the retail process.

DJ Khaled Hypes Up His Upcoming Air Jordan

This past week, DJ Khaled took to his popular social media channels to document a trip to Nike Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. The task at hand was linking up with the Jordan Brand team to develop Khaled's upcoming Air Jordan collaboration, DJ Khaled took part in a multi-day session at the creative studio, keeping fans in the loop without giving away too much information. Check out the video below.

FAN LUV IM STILL IN PORTLAND OREGON STILL IN @jumpman23 MEETING!! Here's a recap from yesterday BUT #part2 OF THE MEETING IS TODAY ON MY WAY NOW !! #wethebest @jumpman23 WE UP TO SOMETHING!!!!! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ”‘๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ #GRATEFUL THE ALBUM COMING !! We have blur a lot out in video top secret alert!! @sneakernews @complex @complexsneakers @xxl @jumpman23 @sneakernews @nicekicks @kicksonfire @sneakerwatch @elliottwilson

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Alexander Wang's adidas Basketball Shoe Will Cost $260?!?!

Alexander Wang's newly formed partnership with Adidas Originals will continue with the launch of a basketball-inspired silhouette in April. Previewed here, the AW BBall is a fashionable high-top equipped with industry-leading Boost cushioning. The shoe features a layered design, overlay lacing system, elastic collar exaggerated tongue and chunky, 80s-style tooling. According to the Yeezy Mafia, the AW BBall will release in this colorway and in black next Saturday, Apr. 1st for a retail price of $260 USD.

Yeezy Mafia on Twitter

The AW BBALL will retail for $260 and yes it has BOOST. Also available in Black 1st April

Steve Harrington x KITH x Nike T-Shirt Collection

Ronnie Fieg took to Instagram to announce that KITH will be teaming up with artist Steve Harrington on a collection of T-shirts and apparel with Nike. KITH has a longstanding partnership with Nike, but this collection will see Harrington’s colorful graphics grace the Swoosh. Stay tuned for more information regarding the collection and when it will release.

John Geiger Unveils a Python Suede Iteration of His 001 Shoe

Sneaker customizer and now designer John Geiger recently unveiled a suede python iteration of his 001 shoe model. Geiger’s second release from his new collection, the Python Suede 001 shoe utilizes a premium python print cut into suede which highlights the model’s sleek silhouette while offering both luxury and streetwear aesthetics. The Python Suede 001 shoe is set for a 2017 summer release and head over to John Geiger’s website for more information. For more from John Geiger, take a look at the making of the 001 shoe.

OFF-WHITE x Nike Air Force 1 Collaboration

We first received hints of OFF-WHITE’s Air Force 1 iteration late last year, followed by images from Design Miami and an Instagram post by Ian Connor. Now, it appears that the design is inching closer towards fruition as OFF-WHITE’s own Virgil Abloh recently shared an image of the co-branded silhouette on social media. Captioned with the word “temporary,” the latest rendition appears to mirror its predecessors, aside from a few slight alterations including the stitching around the metallic Swoosh and Nike branding on the tongue. Hopefully this means we’ll also be receiving release information soon, but until then, stay tuned for additional updates.


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Reebok Instapump Fury "Orange Sherbet"

Reebok recently released a bright summer-ready colorway of its Instapump Fury model. The latest iteration of the unique running silhouette is inspired by “Orange Sherbert” and features a bold color mesh upper and panel overlays. Additionally, a ’90s style paint splatter print is found on the midfoot and lining. Retailing at $195 USD, Reebok’s Instapump Fury “Orange Sherbet” is available now at select retailers.

Pharrell x adidas Originals Human Race "Multicolor"

Pharrell Williams‘ latest addition to his adidas Originals Human Race sneaker line, which recently saw a white and green colorway, baby blue iteration and pink/beige version, is a multicolor knit that features every color of the rainbow. Photos courtesy of @sneakerprophet_ offer a good look at the vibrant pair’s marled Primeknit upper, sock-like construction and BOOST-less midsole, which comes in a crisp white with an embossed diamond pattern. Other details include yellow laces and yellow heel tabs for contrast, as well as subtle adidas Originals and Pharrell Williams branding throughout. No further information regarding the official name and release date has been announced yet, so stay tuned for more details here.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Nike Air Max 1 "Master"

The Nike Air Max 1 Master celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the Air Max 1, as well as Air Max Day 2017. This special edition Nike Air Max 1 uses a “What The” like theme by combining all the Air Max 1 grails in one. Featuring a premium Black leather upper with perforated panels on the toe, sides and collar. While the shoe is highlighted with variety of classic prints that includes the OG Red, Safari, Patta, Beast, Kid Robot and others as a nod to classic releases. Look for the Nike Air Max 1 “Master” to release on March 25th, 2017 at select Nike Sportswear retailers and

Nike Air Max 1 "Master"
Color: Black/Black-University Red-International Blue
Style #: 910772-001
Release Date: 03/25/17
Price: $130

Raf Simons Explains Why He Left Dior for Calvin Klein

When Raf Simons left Dior after just over three years, the fashion world was shocked. He previously went into some detail about the split, suggesting that the sheer amount and pace of the work at Dior was too much for him. Now, in a new interview with Amuse, the designer opens up about another one of the reasons he left the fashion house. Simons recounts that as a kid he was so enamored with Helmut Lang, but he couldn’t afford the brand, so he had to connect with it in other ways. “Of course you want some connection for yourself, but with some brands it’s just not possible,” Simons says. “You could not even buy a lace of a sneaker, it’s just too expensive.”

Raf Simons: Material Boy

On a very blustery afternoon in New York City, Raf Simons is wearing one of the covetable super-sized sweaters from his Twin Peaks-inspired menswear collection. The rich chocolate brown one is moth-gnawed and dotted with Boy Scout-ish patches. Simons has had these jumbo jumpers in steady rotation since debuting them in January 2016, but today's wardrobe choice is slightly more apt.

The adidas YEEZY Powerphase Could Be Releasing Very Soon

To date, there hasn’t been many confirmed details around the shoes and rumors are flying. Earlier this year, YEEZY Mafia tweeted that the sneakers will be released this spring and they will retail at $120.00, making them the cheapest YEEZYs released to date. In the last few days, we’ve noticed a flurry of social media activity surrounding the shoes, causing us to speculate that they might drop any day now. They’ve been spotted on both Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner’s snapchat stories and on the feet of Luka Sabbat, Jerry Lorenzo and Gully Guy Leo, including the actual packaging the shoes will arrive in. Obviously ‘Ye has been in a giving mood recently. Check out the shoes below

Kanye's adidas Calabasas must be coming very soon! ๐Ÿ“ท:@jjjjound

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Kyrie Irving Has the Best-Selling Basketball Sneaker on the Market Right Now

Kyrie Irving's latest low price signature model is paying off for Nike. While discussing goals and results for the Swoosh on its Q3 2017 earnings call, Nike Brand President Trevor Edwards crowned Irving as the current king of basketball footwear. "The Kyrie 3 launched in December and now is the top-selling performance basketball shoe in the marketplace," Edwards said.​ This isn't brand bluffing either: NPD Group sports industry analyst Matt Powell confirms that the Nike Kyrie 3 is beating other basketball models in sales. 

Is adidas Trying to Overshadow Nike's Big Marketing Event?!?!

It looks like adidas has timed a set of big sneaker releases to take some of the heat away from Air Max Day, an annual marketing bonanza from Nike that culminates on March 26th. adidas will restock NMDs and debut new Boost sneakers on March 25th, an out-of-nowhere launch whose timing does not feel like a coincidence. Styles making up the pack include the latest "Triple Black" Ultra Boost, a new colorway for James Harden's signature shoe, and NMD R2's. The 40 sneakers in this group will be available via adidas online here on Saturday morning.

Nike Made Sneaker Boxes Out of Totally Recycled Materials

Miniwiz CEO Arthur Huang believes Nike Air is the perfect balance of performance and sustainability: “It cushions while at the same time reducing material usage.”​ With that principle in mind and NikeLab collaboration on the horizon, Huang developed a lightweight shoe box made of post-consumer materials like milk and orange juice containers and coffee lids. The box, which features an interlocking, stackable design, is produced from a single process Polypropylene with no added chemicals. Check out the video below.

Foot Locker House Of Hoops Harlem To Re-Open on March 24th

Foot Locker and Nike will re-open this pioneering location; doors open at 1:25 PM EST and some special kicks are likely to be part of this grand re-opening ceremony. If you’re in the NYC area, head uptown to the refreshed House of Hoops.

adidas x Parley for the Oceans UltraBOOST "Ethereal Blue"

The Three Stripes and Parley have come together once again to create an all-new take on the UltraBOOST 3.0. Shared by @sneakerprophet_, the shoe is made from plastic waste found in the oceans and features a stitched heel counter and a suede Three Stripes cage. The Primeknit DNA sees a mix of blues and sea tones, giving it an ethereal look. This pair of adidas x Parley for the Oceans UltraBOOST is expected to go on sale in the near future. Stay tuned for more details.

VANS Drops a Checkerboard Series for a Heritage Revamp

The original VANS Checkerboard Slip-On is a skate culture classic that emerged in the ’70s. The iconic shoe was devised after founder Steve Van Doren saw kids draw checkerboard patterns on the white rubber soles, and henceforth, the simple but bold design has lived on throughout the decades. This year, VANS is bringing the retro Checkerboard print to other signature models including the Old Skool, SK8-Hi and Sixty-Seven. The grid-like print finds itself on the body of the uppers, accompanied by black paneling, white Vans stripes and crisp white cupsoles. The VANS Checkerboard series will launch on March 24 in VANS Taiwan locations and ABC-MART.

A Look Inside Swaggy P's Closet and His Brand Most Hated

From bold and unapologetic fashion statements, to pull-up transition three’s, confidence has always been an inherent trait of Los Angeles Lakers’ Nick Young. With the season coming to a close, Hypebeast caught up with Swaggy P, where he gave a tour of his San Fernando Valley home, gave us a look at some of his most prized sneakers and apparel pieces from Fear of God plus OFF-WHITE, to Saint Laurent and Supreme, talked the inspiration, vision and direction of Most Hated and the resurgence in his play this season. Check out the video below.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

KAWS x Peanuts x Uniqlo Collection

KAWS just announced on his Instagram that he will be teaming up with Uniqlo once again, but this time, the star won’t be KAWS’ own designs but another familiar face. Featuring Peanuts characters including the likes of the lovable Snoopy, Charlie Brown and more, the famed comic dreamed up by Charles M. Schulz is going to get the KAWS treatment. According to the Instagram announcement, the collection will release this April so you won’t have to wait long. Expect graphic T-shirts and other apparel items.

I'm happy to finally be able to announce a new project releasing this April with @uniqlo ... #KAWS X #PEANUTS #UNIQLO #Snoopy

23.2k Likes, 766 Comments - @kaws on Instagram: "I'm happy to finally be able to announce a new project releasing this April with @uniqlo ... #KAWS..."

Air Jordan 1 Low OG Premium “Vachetta Tan” Pack

As the Jordan Brand continues its push over from the performance market into the lifestyle arena, its Air Jordan 1 silhouette is a model that constantly gets reinvented. The Air Jordan 1 Low OG Premium “Vachetta Tan” Pack being no exception. Offered in black and “Ice Blue” colorway options, the uppers feature a premium suede construction, which teams nicely alongside the crisp white sole unit and hits of Vachetta Tan found on the tongue and heel areas. In a nostalgic nod to the past, the traditional Nike Air branding finds its way onto the tongue tag, while the signature Wings logo lands on the rear. Both retailing for $130 USD, these retro designs will be available as of April 1st at select retailers.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Air Jordan 11 Low GG "Blue Moon"

The season for low-top Air Jordan 11's is just around the corner as several colorways of this classic shoe are set for a return. Joining the fray is this “Blue Moon” colorway that is booked for a kids-only release (likely for girls only), packed with suede uppers and a matte finish on the mudguard. A release date hasn’t been set just yet, but expect these in April-June.

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Raised by Wolves’s New Slides Tell People How You Really Feel

Having a bad day and want to let everyone know? Well, Raised by Wolves has you covered with an update to its previous “Fuck Off” slides. Now available in black, white, and red with accent embossed text, the slides let you tell the world how you really feel. The Montreal-based brand has also released matching made-to-order ‘Fuck Off’ rings in sterling silver and 14k gold. Wear them together to really flex.

Russell Westbrook Rocks Custom “Why Not” Westbrook 0.2 PE

Prior to last night’s matchup between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors, Russell Westbrook was seen laced-up in a custom pair of his signature Westbrook 0.2. Designed with a newspaper-cutout aesthetic, the one-of-one sneaker reads Russell’s name, along with the phrase “Why Not?” all in multicolor lettering. While you can find the Westbrook 0.2 in stores and online now, it’s doubtful this custom edition will see a larger production run.

What's Inside The Nike Air Vapormax?!?!

The Nike VaporMax debuts later this week featuring the most visible air of any Nike creation to date. It’s been 30 years since the Nike Air Max 1 debuted, and in honor of the celebration, we’ll usher in another Air Max Day on Sunday, March 26th with a number of head-turning releases and retros from Nike Running and Nike Sportswear. For those of you still on the fence in regards to the Nike VaporMax, What’s Inside cut through the center of a sample pair to get to the bottom of the unique outsole unit. Check out the full video below.

Release Info for Jordan x Kaws Collection

The collaboration connects two individuals with Brooklyn roots, who are world-renowned in their respective crafts in Michael Jordan and Brian Donnelly—better known as Kaws. “We look for collaboration partners that meet our standard of greatness,” explained Jordan Brand’s Senior Design Director for Special Projects, Gemo Wong. “Street art defies the traditional art canvas and can live anywhere. We look at our footwear design through the same lens, as an artistic expression on the streets. With Kaws, we create new connections and push the boundaries of our design thinking.” The collection launches in Greater China on March 28, and worldwide on March 31st.

Kaws x Air Jordan 4
Release Date: 03/31/17
Color: Cool Grey/White
Style #: 930155-003
Price: $350

Desiigner Announces Upcoming Sneaker Collaboration With adidas

Desiigner is known for his high level energy whether he's on the stage or not, and he's definitely got a lot to be happy about. The Brooklyn rapper went multi-platinum, got nominated for a Grammy with his single "Panda" and he's only 19. In the latest episode of Complex Sneaker Shopping, Desiigner revealed that he's working on a signature sneaker with adidas. Check out the video below.

adidas Originals Stan Smith BOOST Primeknit

adidas' BOOST-cushioned take on the Stan Smith is getting yet another upgrade, this time in the form of Primeknit construction. Appearing exactly as you’d imagine, the silhouette is the perfect mashup of the Stan Smith Primeknit and Stan Smith BOOST and couples the upper of the former with the sole unit of the latter. Best of all, the kicks have been crafted in OG green and navy colorways. Both pairs are available now from select Three Stripes retailers worldwide.

J.Crew x New Balance 997 Cortado

Inspired from the much-beloved espresso drink, the cafe cortado, New Balance and J.Crew set to unveil the collaborative 997 Cortado silhouette exclusively for the retailer. A throwback to the early ’90s, the new model embraces the rich shades and textures of some of its earliest predecessors. Crafted from premium suede, the uppers feature a tonal mix of off-white, grey and brown, which sits atop an outsole system comprised of a clean white mid area and a light brown outer. The new design will be made available in select stores and online as of March 25th. Check out the video below for another look at where the 997 Cortado draws its inspiration from.

Monday, March 20, 2017

First Look: Air Jordan 1 High OG "Wings"

Introduced with the Air Jordan 12 last year, Jordan Brand revisits the "Wings" concept on this upcoming Air Jordan 1 Retro. Said to be very limited, this Jordan 1 features a patina-finished premium leather base with boot-style leather laces. The Wings logo appear on the tongue tab, gold-plated heel tab and is visible through a blue-tinted translucent outsole. You'll also notice that the rub-off print from the Air Jordan 12 adorns the insoles and outsole of this pair. The "Wings" Air Jordan 1 is expected to release later this year.

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Marcus Jordan's Trophy Room Collaborated with Bape

Unveiled on social media today, the BAPE x Trophy Room Collection consists of tees, shorts and hats. The pieces, which combine BAPE's famous camouflage print with Trophy Room's gold detailing, are expected to release at and Bape next Saturday, March 25th.

TROPHY ROOM on Twitter

TROPHY ROOM by A BATHING APE debuts 3/25 via @TrophyRoomStore @ABathingApeUS @BAPEOFFICIAL ๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ–ฅ๐Ÿต๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ†‼️ #BAPE #TROPHYROOM

adidas Originals "Tri-Color" Superstar

Independence Day may still be a couple months away, but German giants adidas are releasing its Superstar in a patriotic red, white and blue iteration. The shelltoe sneaker bares a mostly white make-up with a blue heel counter and alternating blue stripes with a red stripe placed in the center. Check out the images after the jump, and look for the sneakers to be available at select adidas Originals retailers for $80 USD.

Nike Spent $15,000 USD to Make Basketball Player Michael Ojo's Sneakers

Nike definitely knows how to make someone feel special when it comes to sneakers, recently spending a whooping $15,000 USD to make a pair for Florida State Seminoles center Michael Ojo, who stands 7′ 1″ and almost 300 pounds. To dress the player’s feet, Nike had to build a new machine just to produce the size 22 shoes since the company was unable to fit him when he first signed with FSU. According to TNT’s Evan Washburn, the machine Nike created reportedly cost $15,000 USD.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Freebandz x Reebok Zoku Runners

Future's first sneaker with Reebok is releasing sooner than you think. German retailer Solebox has this, a collab version of the new Zoku Runner wearing marks from the rapper's Freebandz label, releasing on March 17th. Some stateside retailers, Oneness among them, have already released their pairs. Reebok's not officially unveiled the shoe yet, so its appearance at retailers ahead of any sort of press release is somewhat surprising. Check out more detailed photos after the jump.

adidas Originals EQT Support Ultra

adidas Originals continues to roll out its popular EQT Support Ultra model in light, spring-ready colorways. Once again, classic style meets a contemporary sensibility with a mesh/nubuck upper construction, white panel overlays and Boost technology. The triple white colorway and “Turbo Red” flashes make for a slick, slightly more adventurous alternative to the already released “Muted” pack. Look out for them to release at all adidas Originals retailers worldwide on March 23rd.

OFF-WHITE x Nike Blazer Mid

Here's a look at OFF-WHITE’s upcoming take on the Blazer. The shoe makes use of significant branding hits alongside, most notably, a large Swoosh. It features a Leather and suede upper, enlarged Swoosh branding on the sides, additional branding detail above the Swoosh, off-white-colored midsole and toe cap. As for now, no release or pricing details have been shared for the OFF-WHITE x Nike blazer.

Air Jordan 13 Low "Navy"

According to Foot Locker’s release date page, an Air Jordan 13 Low in Brave Blue, Metallic Silver, and Black is set to release on April 8th, and that color description is on target with the original release from 1998. While photos of the 2017 Retro version have yet to surface, the confirmed information is now out there.

Air Jordan 13 Low Retro
Release Date: 04/08/17
Color: Brave Blue/Metallic Silver-Black
Style Code: 310810-407
Price: $175

Nike NCAA March Madness 2017 Uniforms

Here's an exclusive look at the Nike Basketball “Time To Shine” Collection that will debut during the Sweet 16 Round of the 2017 NCAA March Madness Tournament. What the 41 Nike-outfitted teams in both the mens and womens brackets will be wearing throughout all the rounds is the all-new Nike Vapor uniforms with the AeroSwift technology, which weights an insanely low 11.4 ounces and is made of 20 recycle plastic water bottles per uniform set.

LaVar Ball Wants a Billion Dollar Sneaker Deal for His Sons

Never was there a man who made more outrageous claims about the athletic prowess of his children than LaVar Ball. The father of UCLA star Lonzo Ball is already figuring that his two younger sons, LiAngelo and LaMelo, will be successes in college and beyond. In fact, he's already dreaming about a package sneaker deal for all three of his kids.

Billion dollar babies: Balls seek $1B shoe deal

4:57 PM ET Darren RovellESPN Senior Writer Close's sports business reporter since 2012; previously at ESPN from 2000-06 Appears on SportsCenter, ESPN Radio, and with ABC News Formerly worked as analyst at CNBC LaVar Ball has a price for his sons: $1 billion.

Nike Air Max 1 Premium "Tonal" Pack

Nike is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Air Max 1 and as this year's Air Max Day approaches, the silhouette has seen several releases. Coming in "Sport Blue" and "Sport Red" colorways, the Air Max 1 Premium "Tonal" Pack features a combination of mesh and Nubuck on the upper. White tongue tags add a bit of contrast to each shoe. The Nike Air Max 1 Premium "Tonal" Pack is scheduled to release on Friday, March 17th at atmos. Check out the detailed photos after the jump.