Archive for November, 2014
If you’re on the hunt for a clean and classic silhouette of a sneaker, you’ve found the right one. The adidas Originals Pro Model takes from vintage styles and molds it into a sneaker that boasts a full grain leather upper with soft textile lining. Arriving in a black or white colorway to suit your preference, its durable materials make for a super-comfortable and modern Originals shoe.
Available in stores and online.
The newest colorway of the Nike KD7 pays tribute to New York City’s electricity and the unique lightning rod on Fifth Ave. and 34th Street, where a purple hue often radiates from the sky during lightning strikes. Officially, ‘Cave Purple/Hyper Grape/Magnet Grey/Bleached Turquoise’, this release will be available in men’s ($ 150), grade school ($ 115), pre-school ($ 75) or toddler ($ 55) sizes starting on Tuesday, November 25th at Foot Locker, House of Hoops by Foot Locker or Footlocker.com (starting at 8:00 a.m. EST). Check the Launch Locator to see which stores will have this release.
Combining both style and performance, the adidas Crazy 8 basketball shoe is geared towards on-court excellence in every way. The sneaker’s bootie construction helps minimize friction for hardwood comfort, while an air-mesh lining keeps the sneaker breathable and cool. The shoe also boasts a leather and synthetic upper on top of a non-marking rubber outsole.
Available in stores and online.
Back in its original colorway, the Air Jordan 6 Retro arrives just in time for the holidays. Jordan’s first championship shoe features a black nubuck upper with eye-catching pops of Infrared on the heel and Jumpman logos. For the first time since the original release, a reflective underlay shines bright on the courts or in the streets. The ‘Black/Infrared 23′ colorway will be available this Friday, November 28th at Foot Locker, House of Hoops by Foot Locker and Footlocker.com (starting at 8:00 a.m. EST) for $ 185. Full family sizing will also be available: Grade School: $ 120 – Pre-School: $ 75 – Toddler: $ 55. Check the Launch Locator to see which stores will have this release.
The Kobe Bryant retro line reveals the adidas Crazy 1 Blackout, which suggests the monochromatic “all black everything” nature of the sneaker. It has been well over a decade since Kobe laced up in anything similar to the adidas Crazy 1, but at the time, they were known as one of the most futuristic-looking kicks on the market. Bringing these back now with updated details makes for interesting outfit combinations like rocking them with matching denim or jogger pants.
Available in stores and online.
For 30 years, the Nike Air Force 1 has taken shape in multiple iterations, collaborations and customizations, and helped define an entire culture of enthusiasts. Now the pinnacle of street, sport and culture will be badged for professional basketball star Kyrie Irving. The two colorways feature a clear TPU in the vamp and quarter panel to allow for visibility. Reflective paneling is paired with the clear TPU the University Red/Black remains more traditional, mixed with a classic leather upper. Kyrie’s signature and “K” design adorn the upper and his No. 2 is on the insole. In addition, the shoe comes with a custom Nike Elite sock in University Red and Game Royal featuring Irving’s personal mantra — “Hungry & Humble” — a motivational phrase he has stood by since he was a kid.
The Nike Air Force 1 CMFT ‘Kyrie Irving’ drops Saturday, November 22nd at select Foot Locker and House of Hoops by Foot Locker stores and Footlocker.com (starting at 8:00 a.m. EST) for $ 150. Check the Launch Locator to see which stores will have this release.
The Nike LeBron 12 ‘Instinct’ is a sneaker that boasts striking Swoosh branding in Violet Force just above an icy midsole while a hexagon system compliments the other. One of the most technically detailed kicks on the market, the Hyperposite construction of the LeBron 12 encapsulates the upper while Dynamic Flywire cables lead to the tonal lacing system. The shoe is nicknamed “Instinct” for James’ instinctual basketball IQ which is nearly unstoppable with his uncommon balance of speed, agility and power. His rare skillset requires innovative footwear and this sneaker fulfills that need.
Available in stores and online tomorrow.
The latest edition of the popular adidas Originals ZX Flux is the “Galaxy” colorway. Updated in a nylon material upper of a striking photo of outer space, this ZX Flux features a palette of blues while black accents take on the heel cage and three stripes. Rounding out the shoe is a crisp white sole unit featuring a “Torsion System” for maximum comfort and support.
Available in stores now. Check out Release Locator for stores.
Reminiscent of trophies, the newest Nike KD7 Premium, dropping this weekend, comes dipped in Metallic Gold. Prideful Midnight Navy covers the mesh upper and strap with hints of Bright Crimson on the tongue and Flywire. This premium design is topped off with a subtle star print on the inner lining. The Nike KD7 Premium ‘Metallic Gold’ arrives Saturday, November 22 at select Foot Locker and House of Hoops by Foot Locker stores for $ 170. Check the Launch Locator to see which stores will have this release.
The adidas Originals line has burst back onto the scene in the past couple of years giving the company a strong presence in the lifestlye world that doesn’t just rely on their retro classics. With introductions like Flux and Pure Boost, adidas continues to generate momentum behind Originals. Tomorrow, a new silhouette will join he family: Tubular.
Tubular is named after the innovative outsole design that is featured on the shoe that mimics the rubber outside of a car tire. Originally conceptualized by adidas in the 90s, the Tubular outsole wasn’t financially or technologically feasible then. However, in today’s sneaker climate and with the company’s current access to new technologies, adidas was able to bring back a concept from their archives to our walls. The Tubular’s upper is a single pieced neoprene booty with fused overlays on the toe. The heel design may look familiar to some and that is because it is the same one that is featured on the adi Flux.
The Tubular will release in the four colors pictured above and below on Friday, November 21, for $ 110 at Foot Locker and Footlocker.com. Let us know what you think of this new shoe in the comments.