Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hardwear KNOWS!

You think you know? Nation Of Hardwear Knows! Check out the latest drop from NOH entitled Hardwear Knows. The Hardwear Knows Tee comes in multiple colorways. Check out Nation Of Hardwear to pick up this all NOH releases this is a limited release!

Air Jordan IX “Citrus” – July 1st

As weird as it may sound, the Air Jordan 9 “Citrus” drops tomorrow, July 1st. All the info you need to know is seen in the photo above. Just in case you’re having trouble translating the cardboard sign, the Citrus Air Jordan 9 retails for $150. Via The Shoe Game

Nike Air Force 1 (GS) “4th of July” Edition

This Sunday is Independence Day aka 4th of July, so as usual, Nike acknowledges the holiday by releasing 4th of July themed footwear. Today we offer you a first look at the Independence Day Air Force 1. These sneakers scream U-S-A with the traditional red, white, and blue color scheme. Besides the USA colorway, the most notable feature is the USA flag hologram seen on the heel tab.

Fellas, don’t these remind you of the promo All-Star AF1’s that Nike released a few years ago? However, this particular Air Force 1 was only made in kids sizes, which means ladies can participate in this release. Perhaps the kiddies and ladies can rock these to the 4th of July cookouts on Sunday. The shoes are officially set to launch this Saturday, July 3rd at Nike accounts. Via The Shoe Game

size? x Converse Poorman Weapon

size? is doing it B-I-G for their 10th Anniversary brand collaboration collection. Teaser images of the size? Converse Poorman Weapon was just added to the size? Anniversary site. Three colorways of the size? Poorman Weapon sneaker will release at size? in the UK next month, and the launch date is July 31st. Via The Shoe Game

Nike Air Griffey Max 1 QS Metallic Platinum

The Kid recently announced his retirement from baseball, but his signature shoe doesn’t plan on retiring any time soon. Nike is paying homage to Ken Griffey Jr. by releasing a Griffey Collection. The collection is made up of a metallic platinum Air Griffey Max 1, Griffey swingman t-shirt, and cap. This is a quickstrike release, which means these should arrive at your local shops very soon. However, if you like what you see, Sneaker Politics has these quickstrike Griffeys in stock right now. Via The Shoe Game

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Nation Of Hardwear: You're Welcome Tee

As we all know tomorrow is the one year anniversary of the passing of Michael Jackson. Go visit Nation Of Hardwear to pick up their Michael Jackson "You're Welcome" tee and pay homage to the greatest to ever do it, RIP MJ!

Air Jordan IX Retro Black/Red-Charcoal Release Date

Fresh off the heels of the first images of the infamous “charcoal” Air Jordan IX’s, we now have an official release date as well. For months now we’ve know this colorway was going to be released in September, this much is true. The official launch date is the 4th of September and yes folks, these are a general release. Retail is $150, consider this your heads up to start saving. Via Sole Collector

Release Info:
09/04/2010 Air Jordan IX Retro
Black/Varsity Red-Dark Charcoal

Release Info: Jordan “For The Love Of The Game” Pack

The Jordan For The Love Of The Game pack features an Air Jordan Alpha 1 Outdoor, Air Jordan IX Retro, Air Jordan 2010 Outdoor and a Jordan Pre-Game XT. Each shoe will be sold separately, and they were made to commemorate the World Basketball Festival. You can expect all four pairs to be limited, but not Bin23 status. They should be available at select urban accounts as well as select Niketowns, House of Hoops and others. The Jordan Alpha 1 Outdoor, Air Jordan 2010 Outdoor and the Jordan Pre-Game XT will all drop the same day, August 7th. A few days later on the 11th, the Air Jordan IX Retro will release:

Release Info:
08/07/2010 Air Jordan Alpha I Outdoor WBF “For The Love Of The Game” (limited release)
University Blue/White-Black

Via Sole Collector

Nike SB Dunk High Premium – “Chrome Ball Incident”

Paying tribute to the Airwalk Enigma and “The Chrome Ball Incident” skate blog, Nike Skateboarding is set to release the “Chrome Ball Incident” Dunk High Premium this fall. The shoe features an Urban Haze and Barley suede upper, with black working on the laces, Swoosh, and heel tab. An embroidered ball on the heel foxing is a salute the aforementioned blog, while scissors near the ankle are symbolic of the practice of cutting down high-top sneakers to make them more skate friendly. While the shoe isn’t expected to officially release until August, a few pairs turned up at UK’s Endemic. Via Sole Collector

Nike Air Max 95 – Spring 2011 Preview

Here’s a little treat for Air Max heads, especially Air Max 95 fans. Nike has definitely been hitting Air Max 95 fans off with some very nice releases. We have seen the return of a few original colorways, including the Neon, Slate, and Comet makeups. Nike has also managed to release the successful Air Max 24-7, which is a hybrid shoe of the Air Max 95 and Air Max 97. It’s safe to say that Air Max 95 fanatics should be more than pleased with what Nike has released this year. Via The Shoe Game

New Balance 574 Sonic Weld Samples

Here’s a sneak peek into three colorways of the DDC Lab designed, New Balance 574 Sonic Weld. This pack follows the same trend as the last, with it’s one tonal color-up. The difference with these is that they come in some bright colors, as opposed to the last three of grey, black and brown. In this pack you’ll get one in a Day-Glo Blue, the second in a Day-Glo Yellow and you’ll see a Day-Glo Orange. Via The Shoe Game

Nike Air Max 1 Black/White Sample

Here’s a quick look of a new Nike Air Max 1. It comes in a mostly all black colorway with white accents and laces, front overlay, swoosh, sock liner and front tongue tag. We don’t have any release info at this time. As of right now, enjoy the sample. Via The Shoe Game

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Nike Air Royal Mid QS Black Patent

The next Nike quickstrike will come from the Air Royal Mid line. According to the info provided, this release was originally a Euro exclusive, but this Air Royal Mid will release at select Nike doors in the states this Friday. The shoes feature black suede, black patent, and a nylon tongue. The release date is set for this Friday, June 25th, and the shoes will be available at ExtraButter. If you like what you see, check with your local shops to see if they will release these kicks on Friday. Via The Shoe Game

Nike Air Max Penny 1 – Spring 2011

Most of you know by now that the Air Max Penny 1 will return next year. The Orlando Air Penny 1 colorway will return as well as a brand new colorway. We gave you a preview of the black/club purple colorway last week, and today we present you with an actual look at both colorways. Both sneakers are scheduled to release Spring 2011. The Air Max Penny 1 will retail for $125. Via The Shoe Game

Nike SB Dunk Mid Sport Red/Black

The Nike SB Dunk Mid is the most underrated of the Dunk low to high styles. This time the Dunk mid is strapless and is constructed in a true red/black colorscheme with suede and leather material usage. As of now, we don’t have exact release info but we will keep you in the loop with more updates to come. Peep the pics after the jump! Via The Shoe Game

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Game to pay attention to: Celtics vs. Lakers

Boston at Los Angeles Lakers; series tied, 3-3

There are no grades, here. I'm not asking you to pay attention to these games because of some eventual playoff implication, or because you need to see a certain player his lowest ebb before a new coach comes in and everything turns out A-OK. Outside of the occasional -- there's-nothing-on -- blips? I'm tossing you these nightly suggestions because, as an ardent NBA observer, I've got a good idea as to what entertains. I want you to enjoy what's given me so much. Pay attention, because you'll have fun.

And I'm assuring you, even if one team drops another by 20 in a few hours, that you'll have fun tonight.

It's a Game 7, for the NBA championship. A winner-take-all, best-of one, for the ring. A one game validation on what we've been paying attention to since October. Can you dig that? October!

And it gets better. For one, the Celtics and the Lakers are playing, giving us another recent re-introduction to this game's greatest rivalry. We've got about 15 teams on either side of the Conference designation, and somehow the two most storied franchises in this league are due to meet in the Finals for the second time in three years. And they've taken it to seven games, this time. Via Ball Don't Lie

Nike Air Trainer Huarache Returns 2011

The Air Trainer Huarache will return next year in the original black/grey colorway. This OG colorway of the Trainer Huarache will hit stores Spring 2011. Now do us both a favor, and take those OG’s off your eBay watch list. You heard it here first! Via The Shoe Game

Air Jordan 1 High Wolf Grey/Spice

Originally said to release in July, but we have come across info stating that the wolf grey/spice/white Air Jordan 1 High will release this Saturday, June 19th. They will be widely available at Jordan Brand accounts, including HUF for $110. Via The Shoe Game

Supra TK Society – Fall 2010

Terry Kennedy’s Supra pro model gets a new paint job, and the new TK Society colorways are arriving at Supra dealers. Navy/Gum and Warm Grey Suede are the two latest drops from the TK Society line. Check for these new TK Society releases at your local Supra dealers. Via The Shoe Game

Nike Big Nike High Sport Red/Black

The Big Nike High is still in rotation this year, and a new Big Nike color is starting to hit Nike retailers. The latest Big Nike High release comes in sport red/black. You can’t go wrong with a red/black colorway, especially when its applied to the Big Nike silhouette. The sport red/black Big Nike High is available now at Premier for $80. These Big Nikes should be available at your local Nike retailer soon, if not already. Via The Shoe Game

Nike Air Max Penny 1 – Spring 2011 Preview

As you have probably heard by now, the original Orlando Air Max Penny 1 will return (again) in 2011, and here’s a preview of the black/club purple Air Max Penny 1 you may have heard about. As a matter of fact, the colorway seen above was mentioned in the previous Air Max Penny 1 news. Anyhow, this colorway is set to hit Nike retailers early 2011 for $125. Are you feeling this new Penny 1 colorway? Via The Shoe Game

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Nasty Alley-Oop in Game 6 Rout of Celtics...

CLOT x Nike Air Max Classic BW

CLOT is no rookie when it comes to collaborations, so their Air Max Classic BW Collection should come as no surprise. This set of BW’s was created in honor of CLOT’s 6th year anniversary. Only five colors? We’d think the CLOT team would design six BW’s, but maybe their waiting to unveil the other color.

Anyhow, there is no word on if/when these CLOT designed BW’s will release. If we hear anything, we will let you know. Via The Shoe Game

Size? x Nike Lunar 180

The Nike Lunar 180 put together by UK’s premier boutique, Size? is one that will be missed if you haven’t picked up already. The Air 180 is already a crowd pleasing favorite but now that’s its infused with Lunarite technology, functionality and comfort make it a force to be reckoned with. A limited size-run was created so cop while/when you can because you’ll miss that you didn’t try these on for “Size?”. Via The Shoe Game

Nike SB Dunk High “Born In The USA”

Originally known as the NJ Skateshop SB Dunk, but now we have new info on the inspiration behind this Dunk High. These Dunks pay homage to “The Boss” and his Born in the USA album, as well as his upbringing in Freehold Borough of New Jersey. According to NSB, the Dunks will release exclusively at NJ Skateshop on July 3rd. Via The Shoe Game

Nike Dunk Low GS Independence Day

This Dunk passes with flying “patriotic” colors and will be a petite feet exclusive. A patent leather upper and star spangled midpanel, toebox, and accents really bring a New World life to the Dunk Low. Created for Independence Day (July 4, 1776), forget grabbing the little ones sparklers for the 4th of July and pick up something that will really light up their day! Via The Shoe Game

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Nation Of Hardwear: Love @ First Flight BIN 23

Nation Of Hardwear has just released the BIN 23 version of their popular Love @ First Flight Tee as a part of their Spring/Summer 2010 collection. Tee is limited to 133 pieces and they're going fast. Available at Nation Of Hardwear!!

Silas x European Bob: 2010 Summer T-Shirts

Silas collaborates with European Bob from East London on a collection of t-shirts. The shirts are apart of the brands 2010 summer collection and feature traditional European Bob design schemes. Via Sole Diction

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Herschel 2010 Spring/Summer Novel Duffle

Herschel brings a brand new design element with their new Novel Duffle bag. It features a built in slot that's made specifically to carry footwear. The bag has slight detailing and comes in three colorways. Available at Herschel Supply on July 1st. $75 USD Via Sole Diction

Air Jordan 13 Premio Bin 23 (Detailed Look)

If you were waiting for detailed images of the Air Jordan 13 Bin 23 to leak, as you can see, you didn’t have to wait long. We got our first look at the Bin 23 Jordan 13 yesterday, and now we have a detailed look at the next installment of the Air Jordan Bin 23 Collection. Are you feeling them now, or are you still on the fence? Via The Shoe Game

Friday, June 11, 2010

Glen Davis and Nate Robinson are a couple of cartoon characters

In the midst of all of Glen Davis' celebrations and slobbering, his little buddy Nate Robinson decided he'd like to get involved with the festivities. A foot shorter and a hundred pounds lighter, Nate hopped on the back and shoulders of Big Baby for a little piggyback ride around the parquet floor of TD Garden in Game 4. It was, like, SO cute.

Not only were the two confidently expressing their bromantic feelings during the game, they were also playing a key role in the Celtics' series-evening victory. And since they played a big part in an NBA Finals win, the two Boston reserves got to share a table at the postgame press conference.

It was there that the two debuted their comedy act. From ESPN's Chris Forsberg:

You were on my back?" Davis asked Robinson as they sat next to each other at their joint postgame news conference.

"You didn't even notice," replied Robinson. "We're like Shrek and Donkey. You can't separate us."

Davis smiled broadly and added, "You shouldn't have let us two get up here."

Quite the contrary, Glen. I think we're all very glad you two were up there, cracking wise and marketing Dreamworks pictures. I'd say the people who let you two up there made a pretty good choice.

It was also a pretty good reference by Nate Robinson, even if it kind of revealed him to be the only 26-year-old who paid to see "Shrek Forever After." He could have gone with Buzz Lightyear and Woody from the "Toy Story" franchise, but that doesn't really make sense because neither of them wears a spacesuit. Another good analogy would have been Sulley and Mike Wazowski from "Monsters, Inc.," but that came out almost 10 years ago.

Shrek and Donkey is perfect — it fits, it's current and it makes for a great Photoshopped picture. Clearly Nate Robinson would be an excellent blogger. Let's make this happen. Via Ball Don't Lie

Air Jordan 1 Alpha Outdoor FTLOTG

A revamped version of the shoe that started it all, the Air Jordan Alpha 1 Outdoor is both a high performance basketball shoe, as well as a cultural icon. The Air Jordan Alpha 1 Outdoor’s design celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the legendary franchise. Via The Shoe Game

Air Jordan XIII Bin 23 – First Look

Several Jordan heads have been chasing the Air Jordan Bin 23 Collection releases, so here’s a first look at the Air Jordan 13 Bin 23. The Bin 23 Air Jordan 13 may remind you of a pair of older Air Jordan 13 samples, but as you can see, they are very different. We don’t have a release date yet, but of course we will keep you in the loop with updates regrading the Air Jordan 13 Bin 23. Via The Shoe Game

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Air Jordan Retro 9 – White/Citrus-Dark Army

We first took a look at this colorway of the Retro 9 back in April. The shoe has remained somewhat of a mystery, as we still haven’t learned much about its release. The speculation is that this colorway will release at a limited Quickstrike of 2,000 pairs. You’ll see the clean white base complimented with hits of black and citrus. If you don’t want to take any chances waiting for a pair, select sizes are available now at VMV. Via Sole Collector

Converse Star Player Evo

Built on heritage, crafted for performance, the Converse Star Player Evo shoe is the next step in Converse basketball footwear. The first Converse Star Player shoe hit the courts in the 1970s, worn by the likes of Dr. J and other greats; it had the silhouette of the Chuck Taylor All Star shoe, but with a fresh performance-attitude and the iconic Star Chevron logo. Via The Shoe Game

Nike Air Force 1 Foamposite

The Air Force 1 Foamposite will hit stores Fall 2010. We don’t have a release date yet, but stay tuned for info about the AF1 Foamposite. Via The Shoe Game

Friday, June 4, 2010

Nike Air Carnivore White/Black/Red

The love/hate Air Carnivore made a return in April, and now the second Air Carnivore delivery is starting to touch down at Nike retailers. This colorway features a white/black/red/gold colorway. If you were not feeling the previous Air Carnivore colorway, perhaps you might like this version. They are now available at Corporate and other Nike retailers. Via The Shoe Game

Air Jordan 9 Retro Bin 23 – June 5th

Unlike the Jordan Spizikes that hit stores tomorrow, the Air Jordan 9 Premio “Bin 23″ will release in limited quantities at select Jordan Brand dealers. Just in case you forgot, the Air Jordan 9 “Bin 23″ edition drops tomorrow, June 5th. By now you should know what stores in your area will release the Bin 23 Jordan 9’s. Good luck to everyone that plans on getting the Bin 23 9’s. Retail is $175. Via The Shoe Game

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


His name is actually Vincent, though I’ve never once heard anyone call him so. And when Vincent was a young boy growing up Bessemer, Alabama, long before his dual sport All-Star career, he was known by everyone in his family to be a constant troublemaker. It didn’t take long for the family to give him a nickname, and for the 8th youngest of ten Jackson children, he was often described as acting like a “wild boar hog,” or as his mother pronounced it, a “wild bo’hog.” Eventually the nickname was simply shortened to “Bo,” and stuck ever since.

For Nike Athletic Training Product Line Manager Esaie Witherspoon, that story was too good not to tell as the category continually celebrates Bo’s legacy and career. Just how Bo Jackson got his legendary nickname often goes untold. “[The inspiration] was from that story we heard about Bo,” says Witherspoon. “His mom supposedly said he was wild like a bo’hog and that’s how he got the name ‘Bo,’ so we took the story and twisted it just a little so we could make the connection.”

As a result, the pictured “Wild Boar” Trainer SC 2010 was made for Bo Jackson, along with friends and family, to help celebrate the origin of his name. A rich deep olive full grain leather can be found along the shoe’s toe, collar and heel, while a textured brown leather wraps around the shoe’s dominant rand overlay and eyestay. Notice the “Wild Boar” stitch detailing along the heel of both shoes, as well as the orange contrast stitching atop the shoe’s ankle and toe. As for the contrasting Flywire strands that are seemingly out of place? It’s a detail inspired by a wild boar’s two massive tusks. Via Sole Collector

Jordan Spizike Black/Varsity Red/Stealth

So that has come for the release of the black/varsity red/stealth Jordan Spizikes. This is the fifth release of the Air Jordan retro inspired Jordan Spzike Series. The last Jordan Spizike was inspired by the Infrared Air Jordan VI. This Jordan Spizike was inspired by the Air Jordan XX. They will be available in kids and men sizes this Saturday, June 5th. These will be available at Wish in ATL for $175. Via The Shoe Game

Nike Zoom Barcelona

Nike pays homage to the 1992 USA Basketball Dream Team with the creation of the Zoom Barcelona. The Zoom Barcelona is a new hybrid model that features inspiration from several shoes that was worn by the 1992 Olympic Dream Team, including the Air Force 180, Flight Lite Low, Air Ballistic, and the Air Jordan VII. Via The Shoe Game

Nike Dunk High Premium Rainbow Pack

At a quick glance, these colorful Dunk Hi’s might remind you of the Busy P 1World Air Force 1, but according to the info provided, Busy P didn’t have involvement with this design. The rainbow midsole definitely sets these Dunks apart from previous Dunk High releases. One Dunk features a grey leather toecap, while the other pair comes with a hot pink leather toecap. Via The Shoe Game

New Balance 576 Suede Pack

New Balance can never go wrong with their Made in the UK suede 576’s. This is not the first time New Balance is offering a collection of suede 576’s, but soon you will have a chance to pick up a fresh pair for the heated summer days. The four colors that will be available is red suede, blue suede, grey suede, and black suede. According to CT, the New Balance 576 Suede Pack is set to hit NB retailers in July. Via The Shoe Game

Air Jordan 1 Retro High – Summer 2010

The Air Jordan 1 Retro High Summer 2010 lineup was spotted in Jordan Brand’s lookbook that was posted last week. All three Jordan 1’s seen in this preview will be available this summer, and the wolf grey/spice/white colorway pictured above will be available in July. The other two colorways hit stores in August. Retail for all three releases is $110. Via The Shoe Game