Archive for October, 2014
A Black-White-University Red-Hyper Crimson colorway is the newest addition to LeBron’s parallel signature line of sneakers – the Nike Zoom Soldier 8. A black upper featuring Nike’s Hyperfuse technology sits in the background of the eye catching University Red ankle strap that hugs the laces. Red accents are also featured on the shoe’s sock liner and outsole with hints of Hyper Crimson surrounding the white Nike Swoosh and LeBron branding on the tongue.
This Nike LeBron Zoom Soldier 8 is available now at Foot Locker, House of Hoops by Foot Locker, and Footlocker.com for $ 130.
Jordan Brand unveils the latest iteration of their performance basketball powerhouse sneaker, the Jordan Super.Fly 3. The team of designers worked with Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin in mind, crafting a sneaker that ensures optimal performance for any athlete as explosive and high-flying. The shoe arrives in three different colorways: Grey/Black/White, Teal/Pink/Black/Orange, and Black/White/Grey.
To get into further detail, the outsole pattern draws inspiration from the AJ XX9, while also providing the same reliable durability from the shoe. The shoe’s upper contains synthetic overlays that add additional structure on the toe and heel, as well as lightweight textile quarter panels to create a strong and durable exterior. Griffin’s movements on the court mimic something like a sonic boom, so the upper design brings the inspiration of the shoe to life in a vibrant pattern that is sure to be noticed as players run swiftly and take flight in the Jordan Super.Fly 3.
Available in stores and online now.
The much anticipated Nike KD7 “Good Apples” will be hitting stores this weekend and it’s a great looking colorway with an interesting story behind it. As the release’s nickname would imply, these kicks are inspired by apples. Kevin Durant, the shoe’s namesake, compares a basketball court to an apple orchard and shots to apples. He takes only the good shots/apples and leaves the bad ones. Given that Durant has won the NBA scoring title four out of the last five years, we would tend to give KD’s metaphor the benefit of the doubt. A mostly black upper is hit with Action Red (red apples) and Medium Mint (green apples) accents all around.
The reigning MVP tailors his shooting drills around numerical imbalances and efficiency, with a philosophy based on prioritizing. This approach has become a fun competition within the game for Durant. “Let’s say you have 40 apples on your tree,” says Durant. “I could eat about 30 of them, but I’ve begun limiting myself to 15 or 16. Let’s take the wide-open three and post-up at the nail. Those are good apples. Let’s throw out the pull-up three in transition and the step-back fade away. Those are rotten apples.”
The Nike KD7 “Good Apples” drops on Saturday, October 4th, for $ 150 at House of Hoops by Foot Locker and Footlocker.com (starting at 8am EDT). Check out the Launch Locator to see if a location near you will be carrying the “Good Apples.” The release will also be available in kids grade school sizes.
The newest addition to the Kobe IX line that has been blazing hot this year is the Nike Kobe 9 Low “Dusty Cactus.” Debuting a brand new Nike colorway, Dusty Cactus is closest to a robin’s egg blue and is featured perfectly on this great Dusty Cactus-White-Action Red colorway. The upper features a completely Dusty Cactus engineered mesh upper with white and red taking care of the accenting. A new feature on this Kobe 9 is the addition of a new tongue patch that includes the shozoku Kobe brand logo, five stars to commemorate his five titles, and an image of a black snake. You can see a detailed image of the new tongue patch below.
The Nike Kobe 9 Low “Dusty Cactus” drops on Friday, October 3rd at Foot Locker, House of Hoops by Foot Locker, and online at Footlocker.com for $ 160.