Friday, May 28, 2010

Air Jordan Retro 9 – White/Black-True Red

It’s a good time to be a fan of the Air Jordan 9. The highly coveted “Powder” Retro 9 is set to hit stores tomorrow. Then, a week later, the BIN23 Retro 9 Premio will be available in limited quantities at select Jordan accounts. We’ve recently gotten previews of the brand new “Un-Powder” Retro 9. Now, we have new images of the original launch colorway of the Jordan 9. This OG colorway of the Jordan 9 has maintained its popularity, despite the fact that Michael never had the chance to create any NBA memories in the shoe. It recently released as part of the IX/XIV Countdown Package, but will see an individual release on August 7th. Via Sole Collector

Air Jordan Retro 9
Color: White/Black-True Red
Style: 302370-102

Air Jordan IX “Powder Blue” – May 29th

In stores tomorrow, May 29th of $150. Via The Shoe Game

Reebok Fall/Winter 2010 Preview

Today we have another preview at Reebok’s Fall/Winter 2010 footwear. Some of these models we’ve already seen in the past, including the updated version of the Insta Pump Fury and the Military inspired Omni Lite Pumps. Via The Shoe Game

Air Jordan 8 Fusion “Firepit”

This Air Jordan 8 Fusion is going to drop at House of Hoops as a quickstrike release. These Jordan 8 Fusions come with a birch/smoke/khaki/firepit colorway, and all those colors are seen throughout the midsole. The Firepit AJF8 will release at House of Hoops Thursday, June 10th. Heads up thanks to FLUL. Via The Shoe Game

Gucci Footwear – New Releases

New Gucci Footwear recently hit Gucci retailers, and both sneakers are now available. The new Gucci high top sneaker features dark army leather, while the low top sneaker comes with brown leather and the original green/red Gucci stripe. You can grab these sneakers from Cncpts as well as other Gucci retailers. Via The Shoe Game

Nike Air Force 1 “Jones Beach” Re-Release

In case your local news station didn’t inform you, the Jones Beach Air Force 1 will return next month. Yep, the Long Island inspired Air Force 1 Low is dropping next month, but expect them to vanish just as quick as they did last year. A sand colored canvas upper is met with a seaweed patterned heel panel and sits softly upon a white mid-sole with an ice blue bottom featuring the map of Long Island. The shoe also has the Jones Beach navigation coordinates just below the heel tab as well as the Jones Beach lighthouse on the tongue tag. The Jones Beach AF1’s release on June 4th. As of right now, we now ExtraButter and SneakerBistro will release these kicks on June 4th. Heads up! Via The Shoe Game

Marc Jacobs Quilted High Top Fall 2010

Here we have a preview of two quilted high top sneakers from Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2010 Collection. Both sneakers feature a strap and quilted uppers. No word on the exact month these drop, but they will release Fall/Winter 2010. Enjoy the preview, and hit the jump for a closer look. Via The Shoe Game

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Video: Dwight Howard D-Bo style KO of Big Baby...

The Eastern Conference finals turned scary late in the third quarter of Game 5 between the Boston Celtics and the Orlando Magic, when Celtics forward Glen Davis caught a nasty errant elbow from Dwight Howard after the Orlando center's layup attempt was blocked by C's guard Nate Robinson. From the Associated Press:

Davis was struck in the face by [Howard's] elbow, tumbling to the court as play went the other way. Davis tried to get up, only to fall again, and then was clearly dazed when he got to his feet.
He took a few more steps, then staggered toward [referee Joey] Crawford, who wrapped his arms around Davis to keep him upright as play stopped with 9.7 seconds left in the period. Davis was tended to on the court for a few minutes, then walked to the Celtics' bench and eventually toward the locker room for evaluation.

Celtics team physician Dr. Brian McKeon diagnosed Davis with a concussion, according to's Chris Forsberg, and the third-year player out of LSU did not return to the game. ('s Paul Flannery wrote that he also thought he saw Davis lose at least one tooth, which was later confirmed by ESPN's Rachel Nichols.) Via Ball Don't Lie

Air Jordan 8 Fusion White/Pink/Grey

We didn’t know this colorway was coming, but a new addition to the Air Jordan 8 Fusion line just landed at Jordan Brand accounts. As you can see, this release is for the ladies, and they come in a white/pink/grey colorway. Ladies, if you like what you see, head over to your local Jordan Brand account, or hit up Cncpts. Via The Shoe Game

Blast from the Past: Air Jordan 7 Bordeaux

Take a puff of Spring 1992 with this installment of Blast from the Past. The Bordeaux Air Jordan 7 sheet from 1992 Champs Sports catalog is the featured piece. I bet you wish it was ‘92 again, but according to the word on the web, the Bordeaux 7’s will return Spring 2011. We’ll keep you posted, but enjoy this Blast from the Past for now. Via The Shoe Game

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

50 Cent Loses More Than 50 Pounds For Movie Role

50 Cent fans were shocked when images of the now-gaunt rapper were posted on his website, The Queens superstar lost a dramatic amount of weight for a movie he wrote and stars in called "Things Fall Apart," in which Fif plays a football player diagnosed with cancer.
"I lost 54 pounds for it," 50 said of his role, inspired by a friend of his who died of cancer. "I was starving."

50 reportedly dropped down to 160 pounds from 214, while also losing 6 inches from his waist. He ditched his muscles during a nine-week training session, comprised of a liquid diet and daily walks on a treadmill for up to three hours.

Tony Yayo spoke to MTV News recently about his boss' dedication to his burgeoning acting career. "50 doesn't party, he doesn't drink. For his new film, the guy was, like, 130 pounds," Yayo said. "He was running from the airport to the hotel. And I was like, 'Man, he has the three D's: desire, determination and [direction].' "

This isn't the first time 50 has lost weight for a movie role. Two years ago, during an MTV News interview, the rapper spoke about shedding his muscle mass and growing out his hair, into a mini-afro, for a part in "Microwave Park." Via

New Balance 1300 – Summer 2010

New Balance is slated to drop three new vibrant colorways of its 1300 model this summer. Seen here are Fuchsia/Grey, Blue/Grey, and Neon/Brown colorways of the 1300, all using combination of suede, mesh, and leather for the upper. All pairs use white for the inner liner, tongue badge, ‘N’ logo, and midsole. This set is expected to hit stores, like Crooked Tongues, in July. Via Sole Collector

Jordan AJF 12 – Obsidian/White-French Blue

You may have noticed the “Obsidian” AJF 12 the Jordan Fall 2010 Lookbook. Now we have more information about this shoe and when we can expect it to hit stores. This particular AJF 12 combines the Obsidian/White/French Blue Air Jordan 12 with the styling of the Nike Air Force 1. As expected, the upper features obsidian blue leather, with white textured leather wrapped around the toe. White is also seen on the laces, while french blue works on the inner liner, trim, tongue branding, and heel tab. Obsidian and white once again combine to make up the midsole, which sits atop a white outsole. These fusions are slated to hit retailers, like Footlocker, on August 28th. Via Sole Collector

Nike SB Dunk Low – Katsuya Terada Sample

Japanese illustrator Katsuya Terada designed these sample SB Dunk Lows for the 2004 Nike White Dunk Expo in 2003. It’s said that only 12 pairs exist, and this pair in Terada’s size has just turned up on eBay. The upper features red patent leather on the toe, midfoot, and heel, as well as red suede that fills in the toe box, quarter panels, and borders the ankle. Red works on the leather Swoosh and midsole. Orange gets in on the act, seen on the leather inner liner and mesh tongue. Offering a bit of contrast from the red and orange shoe is a gum rubber outsole. If you’ve been putting in quality time mowing lawns and recycling cans, you can scoop this sample pair from croatianstyle on eBay. Via Sole Collector

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

WTW: Sheed changes shoes for the first time in a decade

As far as I knew, Rasheed Wallace(notes) was born with a pair of tiny Nike Air Force 1s on his feet and a headband on his head. So to say that I was surprised that Sheed was wearing a different shoe at the beginning of Monday night's Game 4 would be an understatement. You could describe my face as Irene Pollin-esque.

Instead of his trademark AF1s, Wallace started the game wearing a pair of white Nike Zoom Sharkalaids, a hybrid sneaker worn by the likes of Deron Williams and Rudy Gay this season. According to Sole Collector's Nick DePaula, it was the first time in more than 10 years that Sheed had taken the court in anything but Nike's first air-soled basketball shoe. Truly the end of an era, people.

Apparently confused by the extra strap and comfortable padding, Sheed changed out of his newfangled shoes and back into some all-white Air Force 1s for the second half of the game. Changing shoes mid-game is the new trend in Boston, I guess.

Just to make sure people were aware that he was the same old Rasheed Wallace they'd always known and loved, Sheed made sure to get a technical foul in his AF1s. Such a thoughtful guy.

UPDATE: A Sole Collector commenter notes that Sheed wore the Nike Air Sensation for the first half of his first game with the Pistons. However, Wallace was disqualified at halftime because the league's paperwork was not completed. Ergo, the streak stands! Via Ball Don't Lie

Monday, May 24, 2010

Air Jordan 1 Phat Low “Derek Jeter” – Release Information

After getting a look at the Air Jordan Jeter Prime in early January of this year, many waited to see if he’d be the inspiration for any other sneaker releases. Well, he was- by way of the Air Jordan 1 Phat low pictured here. And now we can inform you of this sneaker’s release from select Air Jordan retailers, including House of Hoops locations nationwide, this coming Saturday, May 29th. With an off-white canvas upper, metallic gold laces drip down the tongue and are held in place by a “2″ tab that obviously is an allusion to Derek Jeter’s jersey number. Moreover, on the toe you can see a tally of championship rings the Yankees have, which his now up to 27. How many of you will be seeking these out this Memorial Day weekend? Via Sneakerfiles

Nike Wmns Air Max 24-7 “Violet Pop”

Our female readers have probably noticed the news regrading the newly released Air Max 24-7, and have probably been thinking, “They never show us love.” Well, this news is just for you, ladies. Nike hit the fellas off with several colorways of the Air Max 24-7, but this violet pop/black/dark grey colorway is exclusively for women.That’s right, these bad boys just arrived at Wish, and they should hit your local shops soon. They retail for $160. See it, Want it, Buy it, Own it. Via The Shoe Game

Nike Air Max 24-7 “Chili”

People were losing their breath over the Neon Air Max 24-7, which is starting to arrive at Nike retailers. Shortly after the Neon Air Max 24-7’s surfaced, images of the Chili Air Max 24-7 hit the web. It’s said that both the Neon and Chili AM 24-7 make up the “OG AM 24-7 Pack”. However, the Chili Air Max 24-7 is also starting to arrive at Nike retailers, and our friends at Corporate have sizes 8.5-13 in stock right now! Yes, they take phone orders, so hit them up if you want a pair. Via The Shoe Game

Air Jordan IX Bin 23 Release Update

In case you didn’t know, the Bin 23 Air Jordan 9 drops Saturday, June 5th for $175. Well, June 5th will be here before you know it, and here’s some new images for everyone that’s still on the fence about the Bin 23 9’s. Via The Shoe Game

Air Jordan IX University Blue/White

The Powder Blue aka white/university blue Air Jordan 9 drops this Saturday, May 29th at Jordan Brand accounts, but what’s the deal with this colorway? We don’t have much info about this university blue/white Air Jordan 9, so enjoy the pics for now. How do you like this colorway compared to the white/university blue Jordan 9? Let us know in the comments section, and stay tuned for release info. Via The Shoe Game

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Air Jordan 6 “Infrared Pack” – June 19th

The Air Jordan 6 Infrared Pack will hit stores Saturday, June 19th for $310. As you can see from the tweet after the jump, the pack will be available on NikeStore. Contact your local Jordan retailers to see if they will release this pack on June 19th. Via The Shoe Game

Nike SB June 2010 Sneakers

We have another sneaker to present from Nike SB’s June 2010 drop. An Eric Koston Dunk Low in Blue Ribbon/Metallic Gold/Varsity Red. Whaddya think? Via CtotheJL

Maloof Money Cup “Benjamin” T-Shirt

On June 5th-7th, Maloof Money Cup goes down in NYC. To commemorate the massive skate event, Maloof released a handful of tees, including this “Benjamin” T-Shirt. The shirt reads “Right on the Money” on the front with the Benjamin Franklin’s face. Choose from Black or White. Hit up CCS to get yours today and be there or catch the Maloof contest live on tv. Via CtotheJL

Nike Auto Flight High – Bluegrass/White-Orange

Check out this bluegrass/white-orange Nike Auto Flight high. It has made its way to select Nike shelves as well as the most popular bidding forum known to many. Check out the pictures we have here of this Nike Auto Flight high so that when you come across it on local Nike shelves you already know whether or not to purchase. Via Sneakerfiles

Wale x Nike Zoom Trainer Huarache

The sneaker community can always count on Wale to unveil highly anticipated Nike sneakers months before they hit stores. This time around, Wale unveils an unseen colorway of the Nike Zoom Trainer Huarache. According to Mr. Folarin, this Zoom Trainer Huarache colorway is also set to drop Holiday 2010. Via The Shoe Game

Friday, May 21, 2010

Reebok Fall 2010 Footwear Preview

Reebok’s EasyTone and ZigTech footwear has pushed the brand in a new direction when it comes to innovative footwear. Soon Reebok will introduce the JumpTone, and later on this year we will see the release of the Zig Slash. In addition to those models, Reebok will also release some of their classic models in new colorways, as well as new footwear come Fall 2010. Seen in this preview is a look at what Reebok will offer this Fall, including their Armani footwear. Check out the Reebok Fall 2010 preview. Via The Shoe Game

Air Jordan IX Premio Bin 23 Drops June 5th

The next Air Jordan to release from Jordan Brand’s BIN 23 Collection is the Air Jordan 9 Premio. A clean white/metallic gold colorway is seen on Bin 23 Air Jordan 9 that will release early June. The official release is June 5th, and they should be available at the same retailers that received the Bin 23 Air Jordan 2.

Keep in mind that the Bin 23 releases are very limited, and the Bin 23 9’s are limited to 1,097 pairs. The retail price for the Bin 23 Air Jordan 9 is $175. Via The Shoe Game

Nike SB Dunk High Black/Solar Orange

Nike SB is dropping bombs as of late, or you can say Nike SB has been making noise with their recent Dunk High releases. Dropping in June from Nike SB is a black/solar orange Dunk High. The Dunks come with a perforated upper and suede detailing, but the solar orange toe cap/outsole adds the flame to this Dunk High. These would have made a great Halloween Dunk, but maybe Nike SB will surprise us in October. The black/solar orange SB Dunks will be available next month at Nike SB accounts. Via The Shoe Game

Air Jordan 9 “Powder Blue” Retro

Known to all Jordan heads as the Powder Blue Air Jordan 9, but the retro of the original colorway will drop with white/university blue. We’ve seen a decent amount of images of the Powder Blue 9’s, but here’s some new images to hold you down until these shoes release. The official launch date is May 29th, and the retail price is $150. Via The Shoe Game

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Shannon Brown with the greatest missed dunk of all time?

Midway through the fourth quarter of an otherwise anticlimactic Game 1 between the Suns and Lakers, Shannon Brown realized he'd disappointed just about everybody in this year's dunk contest. Hoping to make up for it, Shannon tried to replicate Dwight Howard's famed Superman dunk from 2008. During a game. In traffic.

Even though he missed, that totally gets a "wowee we wa" from this guy. The miss was so good that people immediately started calling it the best missed dunk of all-time. You be the judge. Either way, I'd offer up that this missed dunk provided some of the most amazing pictures in the history of dunking. Via Ball Don't Lie

Air Jordan 1 Phat 20 – Now Available

This year we’ve seen Jordan Brand release several Jordan Spizikes that are inspired by Air Jordan retro models. Jordan Brand also cooked up a few Air Jordan 1 Phat models that were inspired by the Air Jordan XX. The black/stealth Air Jordan XX inspired Air Jordan 1 Phat is starting to arrive at Jordan accounts. Now available for $115 at Corporate. Via The Shoe Game

Nike Dunk High “Patchwork” Pack

Check out the Nike Dunk High “Patchwork” pack that have gone up for sale at a select number of Nike retailers....two different styles, which do you like best? Via Sneakerfiles

Nike Air Flytop White/White

The Nike Air Flytop has remained relatively under the sneakerhead radar but sometimes all it takes is a little twist to add some flavor to improve a design. Pictured here is a white/white Nike Air Flytop that boasts interwoven materials on the mid-panels. Not only do these all-white kicks have some added flavor to them via the mid-panels, but the white/white base coloring will also make them a possibility for those who need to add the necessary white sneakers to their summer collection. Via Sneakerfiles

Monday, May 17, 2010

Air Jordan Rare Air – Black / Varsity Red – Grey

We spotted the Air Jordan Rare Air – White/Black–Cement in late April, and we now have our first look at a black/varsity red-grey style of Jordan Brand’s newest high-top silhouette. This pair features a black upper with varsity red accents seen on the midsole, lace eyelets, outsole, tongue, and lace lock, while grey accents are visible via the tongue, speckled midsole, and outsole. Expect to see the Air Jordan Rare Air at your local retailers in the upcoming months, however the sneaker is already available at select overseas retailers. Via Sneakerfiles

Nike Air Force 1 White/Marina Blue

Air Force 1 fans have been getting some goodies this year, and today we report on another Air Force 1 Low that will release in June. This AF1 features a mixture of patent leather, perforated detailing, and a marina blue translucent outsole. AF1 heads will be available to purchase these forces next month at Foot Locker and other Nike retailers on Saturday, June 12th. Via The Shoe Game

Gourmet Quadici – New Colorways

Gourmet’s Air Max inspired Duck Boot is going to drop soon in new colorways. Check with your local Gourmet dealer to find out when the new Quadici colorways will arrive. Via The Shoe Game

Air Jordan VI Infrared Pack – New Pics

Here’s some new images of the Air Jordan 6 Infrared Pack for your viewing pleasure. These images were taken at a shop overseas, and according to previous info, the Air Jordan 6 Infrared Pack is set to release next month. We still don’t have a release date yet, so enjoy these new images of the pack until we get more info. Via The Shoe Game

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Vans X Crooks & Castles Moda High Re-Stock

If you missed out on the Crooks & Castles Moda high when they first released, Primitive has received a full re-stock of the sneaker. These sold out pretty quick the first time around, so act quick, available online through Primitive. Via CtotheJL

Retro Jordan VI ‘Lakers Edition’ Release

This weekend, the Jordan VI ‘Lakers Edition’ will release at Jordan accounts. Burn Rubber in Detroit happens to be one of the shops receiving the sneakers. Show your Lakers pride by picking them up this weekend and tuning into the game on Monday night. Via CtotheJL

Friday, May 14, 2010

Nike Air Foamposite Pro “Pearl” 2010

Adding to the 2010 Air Foamposite party is the re-release of the Pearl Air Foamposite Pro. This year the Air Foamposite has already dropped in the Copper and Eggplant colorways, and up next in the black/red ice version, known as the “Cough Drop” colorway. Info leaked a while back about the Pearl Foams returning in Fall 2010. Although we don’t have a release date, we do have detailed images of the 2010 Pearl Foams. Via The Shoe Game

Creative Recreation Wmns Gallow Splatter

New Creative Recreation footwear just landed at Creative Rec dealers, exclusively for women. The womens Gallow sneaker is now available with a colorful splatter design. Ladies, if you like what you see, you can grab a pair for $88 at Wish. They should also be available at other Creative Rec accounts. Via The Shoe Game

Nike Air Trainer SC High White/Grey/Red

This white/neutral grey/varsity red Air Trainer SC High is not to be confused with the white/neutral grey/beet colorway that dropped Fall 2009. We got a preview of this colorway and the white/navy Air Trainer SC High that recently hit stores in September ‘09. It’s amazing how fast time flies nowadays because the this Air Trainer SC High will touch down in stores this month. This colorway favors the original white/zen grey/graphite/infrared Air Trainer SC High, but the shades of red differ. When it comes to Bo’s, I can always find something to complain about, but these are pretty solid for a 2010 retro. These will be available in stores this month for $105. Via The Shoe Game

Pro Keds Royal Plus + Royal Leather

Check out the Pro Keds Royal Plus and Royal Leather Summer 2010. As always, Pro Keds keeps the colorways simple and clean. Swing by your local Pro Keds dealer because the Royal Plus and Royal Leather Summer ‘10 Collection is available now. Via The Shoe Game

Nike Air Max 24-7 Neutral Grey/Volt

The critically acclaimed better hybrid in years is now introduced in a memorable colorway. The neutral grey/volt colorway made famous by the Air Max 95 and infamous by collectors is now decked on the newest offering of the Air Max 24/7. We hope you are pleased to know that these are available now at your nearest Nike Air Max retailers, including Premier. Many Air Max models are definitely competing for your money this year but these Air Max 24/7s are winners all day/everyday! Via The Shoe Game

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Nike Air Max Wavy – July 2010

Check out the Nike Air Max Wavy! As shown by this photo, the Air Max Wavy obviously takes inspiration from many of Penny Hardaway’s past signature sneakers. This specific pair yields a black upper accented by blue paneling, a white outsole, a blue midsole, and a white swoosh. The Nike Air Max Wavy will makes its way to retailers near you in July of 2010. Via Sneakerfiles

Curren$y x Sneaker Politics New Era

The Currsen$y x Sneaker Politics ‘JETS’ New Era is finally available for purchase online at Sneaker Politics. The New Era comes in two colorways and is limited in sizes. Head over to Sneaker politics to cop the New Era before its all sold out! Via CtotheJL

etnies Sal Slim

If you’re looking for a dope low top Summer sneaker that won’t hurt you wallet, check out the etnies Sal Slim. The Sal Slim is a slimmed down version of the original Sal23. With the retail price of $45, these shoes are perfect for Summer. Via CtotheJL

FIFA ‘World Cup’ New Era Fitteds

Thanks to Strictly Fitteds, we have images of the New Era Brasil Fifa ‘World Cup’ New Era fitted caps. The first series of fitteds feature, Brazil, Cameroon, France, Germany, Argentina, Italy, South Africa, and Holland. Via CtotheJL