Archive for September, 2014
The Nike Kobe 9 EM arrives in a new “Dusty Cactus” colorway that takes up a majority of the upper. Red is seen on the Flywire while White takes up the swoosh, laces and midsole. The upper consists of Engineered Mesh and the tongue tag reads “Black Mamba” instead of the usual Shizoku logo. The low-cut sneaker is clean overall with considerable differences from the usual Kobe 9 EM drops to make this one more special.
Available online only Friday.
With basketball season just around the corner, Jordan Brand unveils the latest iteration of the performance basketball powerhouse, the Jordan Super.Fly 3. A team of designers, working with Blake Griffin as muse, created a game-tested design to ensure optimal performance capabilities powered by flight. With Griffin’s high-flying game being the inspiration to the design, the goal was to create a shoe that helps him jump even higher, with greater explosiveness. The team incorporated an evolved FlightPlate to provide the power for flight, while amplifying energy return from the Nike Zoom unit in the forefront.
The outsole pattern draws inspiration from the AJ XX9, with multidirectional traction, that provides durability and reliable response on a variety of surfaces. On the shoe’s upper, synthetic overlays add additional structure on the toe and heel, as well as lightweight textile quarter panels to create a strong and durable exterior. Inspired by a sonic boom, the upper design brings the inspiration of the shoe to life in a vibrant pattern that is sure to be noticed as players around the world take flight in the Jordan Super.Fly 3.
The shoe also features the Flight Web fit system, which creates a stabilizing lockdown and adds support during powerful cuts and jumps. The webbed straps wrap around the foot and integrate the laces for fit throughout the midfoot. A sock-like inner sleeve and padded Achilles notch on the upper delivers a comfortable all-over fit.
The Jordan Super.Fly 3 debuts this Wednesday, October 1st in four colors in stores and online for $ 140. Check the Launch Locator to see which stores will have these releases.
The Air Jordan 13 Retro returns this Saturday in a brand new reflective colorway. Reflective material on the quilted upper and toe contrasts with black suede on the heel and black leather on the tongue. Infrared on the outsole and Jumpman logo add a nice pop of color along with the original hologram inspired by the black panther eye. If you’re interested in copping a pair please read our release details below.
STORE RELEASE DETAILS
In partnership with mall management, SELECT Foot Locker and House of Hoops by Foot Locker stores will implement a sweepstakes ticket procedure* in order to purchase the Nike Air Flightposite ‘Copper’ (on sale 10/4/14 for $ 185). The sweepstakes tickets will be given out on Monday, September 29th and Tuesday, September 30th. If your ticket number is selected, you will be notified by phone on Wednesday, October 1st or Thursday, October 2nd. These procedures are for SELECT STORES only. To find out which store near you will carry the shoe and if that store will implement the sweepstakes ticket procedure, please visit the Foot Locker Launch Locator. Kids sizes will also be available.
ONLINE RELEASE DETAILS
This release will be available on Footlocker.com starting at 8:00 a.m. EDT on Saturday, October 4th. Kids sizes will also be available.
*Our customers are our priority and we encourage everyone to follow the procedure outlined above in an orderly and safe manner. We thank you in advance.
The Nike Air Flightposite 2014 “Copper” gives a nod to the 90′s as the resurgence of sneakers from the decade continue to make their way in stores as reborn models. The Nike Air Flightposite was one of the sneakers that symbolized a change in tide for Nike Basketball footwear. It was an experiment in style and innovation that teeters the line between street and tech. To this day, its bold nature solidifies its spot in our minds. This Saturday, the Air Flightposite returns in a Copper and Black colorway that is certainly eye-catching. Cap it off with an icy blue outsole and you’ve got yourself another classic on the shelves.
Available in stores and online Saturday. Check out Release Locator for stores.
The adi Pure Boost “Monochrome City Blur” should look familiar to some. It is the greyscaled version of a Pure Boost we wrote about a couple weeks ago, appropriately named the “City Blur.” Sitting atop the uber comfortable white Boost midsole, the “Monochrome City Blur” upper contains an abstract black and white graphic of traffic moving through a city. Black branding and overlays help to calm the busy nature of the graphic while bright red accenting on the outsole and tongue gives the kicks some color.
The pair is available in stores now and online at Footlocker.com for $ 120.
Last week we showed you the “Kay Yow” basketball pack that included a Hyperdunk 2014 and a Run The One. Tomorrow, a third pair of kicks will join the collection: the Nike LeBron Zoom Soldier VIII. Cloaked in a Pinkfire II/White-Black-Hyper Pink colorway, the “Kay Yow” Soldier 8 was first featured on court by WNBA star Elena Delle Donne of the Chicago Sky in August. Available to the public on Saturday, September 27, this Soldier 8 features a preodminantly pink upper and outsole and the Kay Yow Fund logo on the heel. Black co-stars as a secondary color on the ankle strap, midsole, toe and heel to contrast the eye popping pink.
The Nike LeBron Zoom Soldier VIII “Kay Yow” releases tomorrow, Saturday, September 27th, at Foot Locker, House of Hoops by Foot Locker, and online at Footlocker.com for $ 130.
The Jordan Shine “Platinum” is a silhouette that references the iconic Jordan 1, all while creating its own identity based off the foundation. The sneaker arrives in a pure platinum, vachetta tan and white colorway, and its tan-based premium woven leather upper comes complete with a smooth toe, heel and tongue. It’s the details that make this shoe so sophisticated and brilliant: the upper gives off a very clean look in light grey while a tan lining contrasts. The finishing touches like its white sole and laces round it out.
Available at Flight 23 on Saturday.
The Jordan Shine White/Vachetta Tan is a luxury silhouette done up in all-white leather, sitting atop an all-white sole, while Vachetta Tan is added to the lining. The shoe’s upper is woven in a sophisticated pattern on the upper. The approach of the Jumpman logo is debossed on the tongue as well. Jordan Brand’s approach with this new installment of the Shine is a lighter and more classic rendition of its two red and black predecessors.
Available at Flight 23 on Saturday.
The Nike KD VII NSW Lifestyle features an intricate overlay pattern, premium materials and varying shades of brown to create a shoe that’s street ready. The moccasin-like upper is built with a Tan suede base finished with Bright Mango inner liners and Blue detailing found on the tongues, heel tab and insole. With that said, it’s apparent that this pair breaks far from the current Durant silhouette in terms of design and we’re not complaining about the change of pace. A full translucent outsole caps off the shoe.
Available in stores and online Friday. Check out Release Locator for stores.
A challenge has been made…are you ready to accept it? NBA and Team Approved star James Harden is ready to take on YOU, The Internet, in a game of HORSE! All you have to do is Vine or Instagram a video of yourself making a shot on a regulation hoop and tag the post with @footlocker and #HorseWithHarden. We’ll be selecting our favorites starting today, for the chance to have your shot taken by James on the night of Wednesday, October 1st. To view submissions and the official rules head to HorseWithHarden.com. GET YOUR SHOTS UP NOW!