Saturday, October 29, 2011


And now a few words from Nation Of Hardwear: "Bo Knows" was an advertising campaign produced by add firm Wieden + Kennedy for NIKE to promote their cross-training shoes releassed in 1989/1990 and featured NFL and MLB player Bo Jackson doing a decathalon (if not more) of differnt sports and joined by some of sports finest atheletes (Jordan, Gretzky, Foreman, McEnroe) and was scored by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame musician, Bo Diddley.

The inspiration behind the tees was the "jack of all trades" aspect of the og campaign, something we can relate to here at Nation Of Hardwear. The colorways are attributed to things we dig and the logo is a mash up of our funk with the everyday straight and narrow. Available now in multiple colorways @ Nation Of Hardwear!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Terrell Owens gets contract offer from WR-needy Chicago team

Not that one. Or that one. This one.

So, maybe no NFL teams showed up to watch Terrell Owens work out on Tuesday. Owens still maintained confidence that some team would be interested in his services, and as it turns out, he was right. It just might not be the team he had in mind.

It's the Chicago Rush of the Arena Football League. They want to bring T.O. into the 50-yard indoor war.

"We feel that this is an ideal time to approach the future NFL Hall of Famer," said Rush General Manager and President Gene Nudo. "It would be a fantastic honor to add Terrell to our current roster for the 2012 season."

It's a bold move by Nudo, who I believe used to be known in the WWE as "Paul Bearer." Here's a later paragraph from the same news article that in no way makes this look like an empty publicity stunt.

In honor of this contract offer the Chicago Rush is offering an $81 Flex Plan to its loyal fans. The plan includes four tickets to a Chicago Rush home game. Additionally, the package includes four Rush hats as well as four Rush Nike Dri-Fit training shirts to ensure Rush fans will never have to work out shirtless again.

Probably not a reference to this. It's probably motivated purely by football, and not by any media attention Owens is receiving right now, despite the fact that the Arena Football League doesn't play a game until March. Let's hear from the coach.

"Terrell would absolutely complement our current wide receiving corps," said Rush Head Coach Bob McMillen. "His animation and over-the-top energy would be an excellent addition in the locker room, and the Chicago fans would undoubtedly welcome him here in Chicago."

If you're wondering about the rest of that wide receiving corps, it includes Reggie Gray, Vic Hall, Charles Dillon and Brandon Fields. I have no idea who any of those fellows are, but I'm sure their styles of play would complement T.O.'s very well.

What do you think is more likely to happen? Terrell Owens playing this year in the NFL, or next year in the Arena League? via Shutdown Corner

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Nation Of Hardwear: LIKELY DS - Box Series - PINK-BLACK

Whether you collect, rock 'em or skate & destroy, we all have our favorites and nothing beats a fresh "Deadstock" pair! Inspired by the boxes that crowd our closets, trunks and attics. We give you the LIKELY DS Tee (BOX Series 1. Get yours now at Nation Of Hardwear!

New Fitteds @ ROCK-N-JOCKS: MITCHELL & NESS x NFL Raiders Caps

ROCK-N-JOCKS wants you to “Just Win Baby” with these five custom Los Angeles Raiders Mitchell & Ness fitted hats. The Raiders are one of the hottest teams in the league right now so you should also be one of the hottest on the streets by picking all five of these up. Only place in world to get these is only at via Strictly Fitteds

Nike Sportswear Holiday 2011 Vac Tech Pack

'VacuumTechnology'. That curious translation found at the top of the latest release announcement from Tokyo's Nike Harajuku might have you picturing one of those ball-powered Dyson cleaners. Nike Sportswear probably realized a name like that would end up with some interesting Google results, so luckily, the naming minds over in Beaverton came up with something a little snappier to match this season's most prominent fabrication method. The NSW VacTech collection rolls on with a new slate of drops including Nike Air Force 1 Highs and Lows, an Air Max 90 to match the AF1 High and three Dunk Highs, two of which also matches AF1s. They range from all-suede to all-glossy patent leather. via Sneaker News

Monday, October 24, 2011

Pusha T Addresses His Perceived Drake Dis

Drake dis? What Drake dis? Pusha T went to visit WGCI’s DJ Moon Dawg in Chicago to clear the air on October 18. When the topic of Pusha’s supposed beef with Drizzy came up, the G.O.O.D. Music lyricist shot down the notion.

“I’ve never said that man,” Push remarked about the rumored shots he threw at the Young Money solider.

“I think people hear these freestyles and they forget that this rap thing is a real competitive situation and me personally, I’m like really good. I’m sorta good at this,” he said.

Using Drizzy’s “Dreams Money Can Buy” as his backdrop Pusha Ton threw an ambiguous line like,“Rappers on their sophomores claiming that they’re boss lords/ Fame’s such a funny thing for sure.” Because Drake is preparing his second album Take Care many speculated that the Clipse rapper was taking aim. Not the case said Push.

“You’re never gonna hear me say that I was dissin’ Drake or anything like that, I actually like him,” he said.

In an interview with Hot 97‘s Funk Master Flex in New York on October 13 Drake said that he wasn’t put off by the line either. “I listened to it and i just couldn’t pick it out. I couldn’t pick out where I was supposed to be offended,” Drizzy said.

During the interview Pusha went on to comment on the BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher, citing Meek Mill and Joe Budden as two of his favorites. He also talked about the possibility of French Montana joining G.O.O.D. Music, though he didn’t confirm that any signing took place.

Lastly, the Virginia rhyme dealer confirmed that he is working with Kanye and company on a G.O.O.D. Music compilation as well as his own solo album which will come out in 2012. via Rap Fix

League source says an 82-game schedule could still happen

When the NBA canceled the first two weeks of its season, the assumption was that those games were never coming back and the league would adjust its schedule to feature fewer than the normal 82 games. Cancellation is not postponement.

At least one report suggests that this might not be the case. In fact, if the league reaches a deal with the union soon, it may still play a full schedule. From KC Johnson for the Chicago Tribune:

Another league source said that, despite Stern's cancellation, there still is a possibility an 82-game schedule can be salvaged in a lengthened season that would stretch into July. That is, if progress continues to the point a deal is made this week.

It would be a minor miracle for there to be 82 games, in part because it seems unlikely a deal can be reached that soon. Which, oddly enough, is why I think there's a decent chance it's a negotiating ploy and little more.

The sooner the lockout gets resolved, the more likely it is that ownership will get a deal that favors them considerably (as opposed to one that favors them only a bit). If the league can build critical mass from its fans in favor of a resolution by teasing the possibility of a full season just weeks after it said it couldn't happen, then it'll do it. Eighty-two games is what everyone wants, so why not make everyone think it's a possibility to drive public opinion? via Ball Don't Lie

Jordan XV1.5 (16.5) Ray Allen Boston Celtics Home PE

Ray Allen's Air Jordan PEs have been driving the 'Net crazy for years now and we're going to go ahead and add yet another gem into the growing catalog of heat that Ray holds, the Boston Celtics Ray Allen Jordan XV1.5 PE. Designed to match Ray's home uniform, the Boston Celtics Ray Allen Jordan XV1.5 PE features a White based textured leather and patent upper with a hit of Green croc on the heel, a hit of Green patent on the tongue with Ray's "Sugar Ray" logo, Green eyelets, a Green midsole, and an icy outsole. In true PE status, Ray's XV1.5 PEs were giving to him in a personalized suitcase. via KATC

Nike Court Force – White – Anthracite – Wolf Grey

Nike Sportswear has expanded its casually-oriented lifestyle offerings alongside the ever-growing array of retro runs, leaving a couple of former staples lacking the same kind of attention they got, say, five years ago. Much like the Vandal, the Nike Court Force High has been relegated to occasional playing time in recent years, but this new white and grey getup proves there's still plenty of life left in this hightop classic. There's never been a Court Force quite like this before but they feel familiar with colorblocking that accentuates the '80s-era lines on this immediate predecessor to the recently revived Sky Force '88. via Sneaker News

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Young Jeezy's TM 103 Now Set For December 20

Young Jeezy’s long-delayed album, TM 103: Hustlerz Ambition has been given a new release date, December 20 Def Jam announced on Thursday. The third chapter in Jeezy’s Thug Motivation series has been plagued with setbacks since 2009, but is now set to drop before the end of the year. via Rap Fix

Nike LeBron 9 ‘Scarface’

Now that we've cleared up the whole 'Scarface' fiasco, here's another look at the Nike LeBron 9 'Home' colorway, originally dubbed the 'Scarface' LeBron 9; like the Freegums x Nike LeBron 9, the 'Home' features a combination of White/Black/Red, akin to those Scarface movie posters that are currently hanging on the walls of 86% of male college dorm-rooms. What makes the 'Scarface' stick out from the rest is the contrasting red Flywire at the forefoot; all of the other LeBron 9 colorways we've seen so far use a muted secondary color that blends in with the breathable shell upper, but the sport red Flywire cables provides a nice touch to give these an extra tech-y appeal. via Sneaker News

Air Jordan XIV – White – Red | 2012 Retro

Michael Jordan's last shot with the Bulls came in the Black/Red Air Jordan XIV in '98, but his legacy has remained strong and sturdy for generations thereafter. This White/Red OG colorway of the XIV was never actually worn by Michael, but the Air Jordan XIV is widely considered to be part of the 'Championship Bulls-era' of Air Jordans, even though Michael wore them for just 1.5 games. Following the December 2011 release of the Last Shot XIV is the 2012 re-release of the White/Red 'Bulls' colorway, which last released in 2005 alongside a slew of new and old XIVs. via Sneaker News

Nation Of Hardwear: LIKELY DS - Box Series - GOLD-BLACK

Whether you collect, rock 'em or skate & destroy, we all have our favorites and nothing beats a fresh "Deadstock" pair! Inspired by the boxes that crowd our closets, trunks and attics. We give you the LIKELY DS Tee (BOX Series 1. Get yours now at Nation Of Hardwear!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Air Jordan Retro III (3) Premium Black Flip Release Date

Following on the heels of November's big Black/Cement Air Jordan Retro III release, Jordan Brand is set to release the Black Flip Air Jordan Retro III Premium on 12/3. Numbers will be limited and the Black Flip will carry the "premium" price tag of $175. via KATC

Nike LeBron 9 ‘Miami Nights’

designer Jason Petrie recently confirmed this Cool Grey/Cherry colorway of the LeBron 9 to be this year's high-energy 'Miami Nights' installment. These are clearly a lot more subtle than the LeBron 8 V/2 Low 'Miami Nights', but convey the same message; Miami Nights are about parties. The Dark Grey/Black combo is a clear signature of night-time, which the Cherry and Purple point to the dazzling night-club colors (all you need is a bottle of your favorite spirits to get the night started). The 'Miami Nights' is currently set for a release on November 4th. via Sneaker News

Jordan CMFT Viz Air 11 LTR

Play around with Air Jordan colorways and materials and you're likely to come to a collision between Carbon Fiber and Elephant Print. The upcoming November 2011 releases of Jordan CMFT Viz Air 11 embraces that crossroads with its new releases, using faux carbon fiber with a glossy finish on the mudguard with alternate colors of elephant print on the heel in three different colorways. via Sneaker News

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

White Nike Air Foamposite One – New Images + Not Releasing

The White Nike Air Foamposite One as worn by Penny Hardaway at the Memphis Madness season opener this past weekend will NOT be releasing.

The rare colorway was a 1-of-1 production for Mr. Penny to wear at the event. Taking into consideration that the legend prefers all white sneakers in the summer, Marc Dolce of Nike Sportswear did just the right thing by creating these “exclusive” foamposites. via Sneakerfiles

The Muppets x adidas Originals AR 2.0 ‘Animal’

Looks like the Kermit the Frog Superstar IIs won't be the only collaboration between adidas Originals and Jim Henson's Muppets. From the crew's leader to a character introduced as a drummer so wild he had to be chained to his kit, the Disney x adidas Originals AR 2.0 'Animal' applies a playful heavy metal look to a black silhouette thanks to the pyrimidal studs on the signature ankle strap. The adiRise 2 also features drumstick dubraes and lateral heel inscriptions as well as a sunglassed Animal head on the tongue. via Sneaker News

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Saucony Master Control – Summer 2012

A little more than a week ago, we previewed the collaboration between Commonwealth and Saucony for their 3 sneaker pack, the Commonwealth x Saucony Jazz Low Pro, which features 3 simple and clean colorways.

Keeping simplicity in mind, Saucony will release the Master Control next Summer in 2 colorways – black/red/white and grey/black/orange. Both sneakers will feature their classic design cues along with leather and synthetic mesh uppers on the black/red pair and leather, mesh and patent leather mixtures on the grey/black pair.

Both are available next year at select Saucony accounts. via Sneakerfiles

Jordan Son Of Mars

Get ready for a Summer blockbuster in 2012 - Jordan Brand's got something new for ya. Jordan Brand will release the Jordan Son Of Mars, which combines primary elements from the Air Jordan III, V, VI, and XX, in a number of colorways. We've already seen a 'Bred' version as well as a White/Cement colorway, but here's a look at a new 'Club Purple' version that resembles the 'Grape' due to the purple outsole. The success of multi-Air Jordan hybrids like the Air Jordan Spiz'ike and Jordan Six Rings has sprouted an all-new design concept of Air Jordans, but there have been a few 'misses' like the Rare Air and 6-17-23. via MN & Sneaker News

Monday, October 17, 2011

Supra Skytop III – Grey/Magenta/White

Supra isn’t just dropping Chad Muska colorways of the Skytop III this holiday season.

This new colorway is features a predominately grey suede upper alongside grey TPR straps. The kicks get hits of magenta on the midsole and tongue lining and are topped off with a white outsole.

The newest colorway of the Skytop III is now available for $120 via Supra & Sneakerfiles

Air Jordan IV – C.C. Sabathia Game Worn Cleat PE

has a very good 2011 regular season, but Yankee fans who have been tracking his progress know that he didn't end the 2011 campaign so well. We're all aware that his NLDS pitching performances didn't exactly do much for the Yankees' quest for number 28, but remember that he did post 19 wins this season with a 3.00 ERA while pitching a ton of innings. Here's a look at a game-worn PE of the Air Jordan IV - one that we showed you in mid July; it features a the Yankees 'Away' digs (Navy and Grey) with Sabathia's 52 stitched on the upper. With rumors of Sabathia possibly opting out of his Yankees contract, these could be one of the last game-worn Air Jordan PEs in Yankees colors we'll see on C.C.'s feet. If you want these in your collection, hit up the auction from tylerdurdan24 on eBay. via Sneaker News

Friday, October 14, 2011

Nike LeBron 9 – Miami Hurricanes PE

Here's a detailed look at the Miami Hurricanes PE; it features the same colorway as the version that is set to release, but the clear discrepancy is the 'U' logo on the tongue. These are most likely a PE colorway for the Miami Hurricanes, who will debut their LeBron 9 in-game very soon. Continue reading for a detailed look as well as a video below and stay tuned to Sneaker News for more updates regarding the LeBron 9 'University Pack'. via stickie213 & Sneaker News

Nike Zoom Kobe VII (7) Release Info

We've seen a couple of colorways of the Nike Zoom Kobe VII earlier this week including the Inline Nike Zoom Kobe VII and the Black/Del Sol Nike Zoom Kobe VII and then, Kobe went ahead and made everything official yesterday by rocking a pair on the Nike campus. Now, we have the release info for the full lineup Nike Zoom Kobe VII colorways. The first colorway of the Nike Zoom Kobe VII, the Black/White/Del Sol, is set to release on 12/23 at a retail price of $180. The Black/Del Sol flavor is considered a Supreme release which brings the $180 price tag. The first non-supreme colorway of the Nike Zoom Kobe VII is set to release on 2/4 at a retail price of $140. After releasing the Supreme and Non-Supreme versions of the Nike Zoom Kobe VII, Nike is set to release an Elite version of the ZKVII that features a $200 price tag. via KATC

Air Jordan 1 Phat – Summer 2012

The Air Jordan 1 Phat is back with three colorways for 2012. Each shoe will have a different blend of materials to have its own unique look. You can find faux carbon fiber on the perforated grey colorway, elephant print Swoosh on the Varsity Red, and the Cargo Khaki is more of a lifestyle colorway. Look for these three colorways to release in Summer 2012 with a retail price of $100. via CK & The Shoe Game

Nike SB Dunk Mid Pro ‘Dragon Red’ – Release Date + Info

Nike SB Dunk keeps the heat coming this season with the new release of the Nike SB Dunk Mid Pro “Dragon Red” – dubbed the “Un-Supreme” – it takes after the beloved Nike Dunk SB Low Supreme Black/Red that released back in 2002.

Though this dunk model will not include the famous “Cement” print as its predecessor, it will feature a fine, grey tumbled leather upper with combinations of black suede and mesh throughout. Red accents along the shoe’s outsole, sockliner, and tongue will still give you that classic feel you may be looking for. via Sneakerfiles

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Air Jordan IV “Military Blue” – Catalog Image

As we informed you back in September, the Air Jordan IV “Military Blue” is set for a release in 2012.

We can now provide you with a Jordan Brand catalog shot of the sneakers, putting to rest any speculation that may have still been out there among sneakerheads. This marks the third release of the “Military” AJ4 and the first time it has graced shelves since 2006.

The Air Jordan IV “Military Blue” is set to drop in June 2012 at a price of $160. via NT & Sneakerfiles

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Air Jordan IV Doernbecher – Release Date

Yesterday morning, Sneaker News unveiled the Nike x Doernbecher Freestyle VIII, which featured six Nike models colorized by six young patients at the Doernbecher Charity Hospital. The mission statement of Nike's long-standing partnership with the hospital is to raise funds for the charity by releasing the limited edition set of sneakers, and with the public anointing of the Air Jordan installment of each collection, Isaiah Scott's Air Jordan IV design was the the most anticipated of the bunch. Here we have a detailed look at Scott's design; inspired by the comic-book superhero Superman, Isaiah chose the famous chest logo for the tongue and included a Mars-like silhouette of himself on the upper ankle. The release date for the is currently set at November 5th, 2011, with a retail price of $175. via Sneaker News

Air Jordan XI Low – White/Black/Varsity Red – May 2012

We’ve already seen the IE version of the Air Jordan XI low drop earlier this year. Next year, however, marks the return of the Air Jordan XI Low.

Sporting patent leather like the high top originals and the low samples worn by MJ himself, this white/black/varsity red is an all new colorway for the XI Low. The kicks feature a white nylon and patent leather upper coupled with black lining and a varsity red sole.

The white/black/varsity red Air Jordan XI Low is set to drop in May 2012 for $135. via NT & Sneakerfiles

Air Jordan 9 – Oregon State PE

With the connection between Nike and Oregon, we have seen a number of Jordan Brand kicks for the Ducks over the years, including home and away colorways of the Air Jordan III and an Air Jordan 9 PE. Now, it appears that their in-state rivals are getting some player exclusives of their own.

An Oregon State PE, this Air Jordan 9 features a predominately white upper with hits of black on the midsole, contrast stitching, and lining. The Beavers’ orange makes an appearance on the pull-tab, “23″, and Oregon State “O”.

No word on whether or not these will see any kind of a limited release, but stay tuned! via MN & Sneakerfiles

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Air Jordan X 2012 Retro – ‘Chicago’

The cure for the itch? Scratching the hell out of it. Michael Jordan, sitting bored at home due to the MLB lockout, decided to lace up his kicks again, returning to the '94-'95 Chicago Bulls with 18 games to go in the regular season. He made his comeback against the Indiana Pacers, dropping 19 points, 6 boards, 6 assists, and 3 steals in a losing effort. The man was showing some rust, until he dropped the double-nickel against the New York Knicks just five games later. What did Michael wear during that comeback game and the double-nickel? The Air Jordan X in White/Black/Red, commonly referred to as the 'Chicago' colorway. via marqueesole & Sneaker News

Air Jordan 12 “Cool Grey” Preview

Next year, Jordan Brand will introduce the newest addition to the Cool Grey family. Here’s a preview of the Air Jordan 12 Cool Grey that’s set to hit stores Summer 2012. The official colorway is Cool Grey/Team Orange-White. It’s too early for a release date, but look for an official launch in May 2012. Retail is $160 Stay tuned for more updates. via MN & The Shoe Game

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Picture Of The Day: 10.06.11

Air Jordan III "Pit Crew"

Nike SB Dunk High Tauntaun First Look

Nike SB is putting their own spin on a Star Wars inspired sneaker with the upcoming Tauntaun Nike SB Dunk High. According to the official Star Wars wiki, "Tauntauns were a species of omnivorous reptomammals who were indigenous to the icy planet of Hoth. Tauntauns were commonly used as pack animals during the Rebel Alliance's stay at Hoth. Tauntauns were also used as patrol mounts when it was learned that the Rebel Alliance's own vehicles could not cope with the cold very well." The Tauntaun Nike SB Dunk High features a frosty denim and suede upper done on Blue tones, Brown, and Grey sitting on a Grey midsole and a Blue outsole.

The Tauntaun Nike SB Dunk High is set to release at Nike SB QS accounts in November. via KATC

Nike LeBron 9 ‘Pre-Heat’ – Release Info

The 'China' colorway has traditionally been the first LeBron colorway to release for each signature model, but thanks to LeBron's relocation from Cleveland to Miami, a new annual tradition has risen. Last year's 'Pre-Heat' colorway of the LeBron signature shoe, commonly referred to as the 'South Beach', featured the dazzling hot pink and turquoise blue colorway, but this year's Pre-Heat will be the 'Cannon' colorway, inspired by the Air Force Base where the Miami Heat have trained during the off-season. The 'Pre-Heat' has already hit stores overseas, but will officially hit the states this Sunday, October 9th, at select retailers in Miami like MrRSports, and again on November 11th to wider audiences. Keep these dates circled on your calendar because they're about to drop soon, or cop a pair in advance from limitedshoes on eBay. via Sneaker News

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Guru Gets Limited Edition Converse Kicks

Gangstarr rap legend Guru will receive an honorary Converse sneaker to pay respects to his legacy as a Hip-Hop artist.

The X Label and The Ave Venice, a store in Venice Beach, CA., collaborated for the kick, which is formally called “The Keithy E Demo Tape Shoe.” Keithy E was Guru’s rap name in his formative years of rapping.

The companies will only release 50 pairs of the sneaker.

According to a press release, “the shoe consist of the cover of Guru’s first demo tape on the outer and inner parts of the shoe. The tongue of the shoe holds Guru’s signature “Keithy E” imprinted across the upper flap.”

Fans that purchase the song will also be able to personalize it with their favorite Guru song. via All Hip Hop

Michael Beasley is surprised his “NBA 2K12″ rating is so high

There's a large subset of NBA players who can't reasonably hope for widespread acclaim during a national broadcast or glossy-magazine feature. Instead of those high-profile rewards, they look for recognition wherever they can get it, whether from their fans, local press, or basketball diehards around the country.

A video game rating is one of the easiest ways to get positive attention, mostly because the games are played by lots of basketball fans (casual and otherwise) all over the world. The ratings for "NBA 2K12" were released last week, so this issue is now at the forefront of athlete confidence and popularity. If a player proves useful in the virtual world, he's likely to win over some portion of the public for his basketball abilities. If a player feels slighted by his rating, he'll often complain in public. As far as I'm aware, though, no one has ever claimed to be given an unfairly high rating.

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley came perilously close to such an act of humility during an interview with (via PBT): 2K12 ratings leaked early, you got a 78 how do you feel about that?

MB: That's higher than I thought.

Indeed, it is higher than I thought he would earn, too. If Dirk Nowitzki is only an 85, then surely Beasley should be in the low 70s. Or, who knows, maybe 2K Sports added new skill attributes like "Hairdo Creativity" or "Best Penmanship on His High School Principal's Car." If that's the case, then, yes, a 78 is right on the money.

It bears noting that Beasley is not stating that he's overrated, just that he expected to receive a lower rating. In fact, it's quite natural that a player who was labeled a bust very early in his career and continues to be the target of jokes regarding marijuana use and general weirdness would expect to be given short shrift by the video game establishment. That "me against the world" mentality is related to the same personal confidence that drives the rating-based complaints of other players, too.

Beasley wasn't perfect for the Wolves last season, but he did manage to average 19.2 ppg on 45 percent shooting, marks that stand as a strong bounceback year for a guy who was given away by the Heat for little more than a bag of balls and some old Frankie Goes to Hollywood cassingles. Given his narrowly defined role as a scorer, Beasley probably didn't deserve such a high rating. But, as far as he's come, it's not crazy to think that he deserves some amount of the acclaim this rating may bring him. via Ball Don't Lie

adidas Superstar x Run DMC My adidas 25th Anniversary

adidas is set to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the greatest sneaker related Hip-Hop song of all-time, "My adidas", with the release of the My adidas Run DMC x adidas Superstar. The My adidas Superstar is done in the classic White and Black colorway with a My adidas 25th Anniversary graphic on the tongue, a Gold lacelock, and a special Run DMC box.

I'll have more on these later this Fall but, look for the My adidas 25th Anniversary adidas Superstar to drop on 11/11 at select adidas spots. via KATC

Air Jordan XII (12) Retro ‘Wade’ PE

Prior to having his own signature, or even rocking the Air Jordan flagship model on court, D. Wade was outfitted with some serious PE’s from Jordan Brand.

Here is a quick look at one such PE done up in the Miami Home colorway on the Air Jordan XII. With its White tumbled leather upper and Varsity Red hits, what really sets off the sneakers are the Maize TPU ‘Jumpman’ tabs and Wade’s name embroidered on the heel. via Sneakerfiles

Nike Air Force 1 Mid GS – Halloween Edition

For Halloween, you can always expect a few tricks and or treats from Nike and this year, a few of those treats go to the little ones. The Air Force 1 as well as the Dunk models usually are staples for this time of year so the mid-cut seen here is of no spooky surprise. This mid comes in a black etched leather upper with light charcoal on the toe, midpanel, and sole. Hitting the upper with a more festive color treatment is orange seen on the laces, collar lining and accents which is complemented by the blue glow lacelocks and a set of fangs stitched over a slimy Nike logo. These have already begun to hit select Nike accounts so check your local spots for stock availability. via The Shoe Game

Air Jordan III ‘Oregon Ducks’ Home – New Images

Earlier today Sneaker News gave you another look at the Air Jordan III 'Oregon Pit Crew' - a special edition colorway of the that will be given away to a lucky few University of Oregon students on October 14th. The notable details of that new development with the 'PIT CREW' stitched logos on the upper, but this latest look at the Home White reveals no such markings. The editions are currently in possession of former and current Oregon Ducks collegiate athletes and this latest viewing is likely to have been provided by them, or with the Oregon Pit Crew. via MN & Sneaker News

Nike Air Huarache Basketball 2012 – OG Colorway

In discussing our latest look at the Air Huarache Free 2012 earlier this morning, we noted that the Zoom Huarache 2K4 is noted for being one of this young century's top basketball performance models. We also mentioned that the 2012s share a characteristic with another Huarache-infused basketball sneaker set to release next year, namely a flexible, grooved Free sole. The Nike Air Huarache Basketball 2012 takes a design element that'd merely been hinted at by the 2K series and makes it a reality with the first basketball-specific Free sole attached to a model based on classic Huarache styling. This white leather look with royal, purple and black accents is a bit of a throwback too. via Sneaker News