Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Nike LeBron 9 ‘Freegums’ – Release Date + Info

Nike is set to drop another Miami-inspired colorway of the LeBron 9 just in time to ring in the new year.

First seen back in October, the LeBron 9 “Freegums” will be released this December. Produced in collaboration with the Miami-based artist and Peruvian native, the kicks sport his signature line drawings on the inner lining and on the etched white leather paneling of the upper.

Featuring a white/white-black-sport red colorway, the LeBron 9 “Freegums” will be available on December 31 for $170 via NikeStore and additional Nike retailers. via Sneakerfiles

New Balance ML574 ‘Year of the Dragon’ APAC Project

With the wave of ‘Year of the Rabbit’ inspired sneakers that have dropped in the recent year, New Balance taps into the Chinese Zodiac theme with the NB 574 ‘Year of the Dragon’ APAC Project.

This APAC Project features 3 models of the New Balance ML574. Each model features inspirations of the Zodiac with high quality leathers, dragon print and special tongue tag with a ‘Dragon’ kanji. Each version sports a unique color in black/gold, gold/red and red/gold in metallic blocking.

This pack is available overseas at Mita. via Sneakerfiles

Monday, November 28, 2011

Nation Of Hardwear Cyber Monday Deal: FREE SHIPPING


DeadStox Cyber Monday Deal - FREE SHIPPING!

As everybody knows we are just getting past Black Friday but now it's time for the online retailers to hook up the public with Cyber Monday deals! DeadStox is offering FREE shipping on any purchases made between now and November 29th 12:01 AM PST. Purchases can be both Domestic and International! Type in code: DSXCM at checkout to receive your FREE shipping from DeadStox!

Sucker4Clothes Cyber Monday Deal: SIVC Pocket T-Shirts | Free Shipping Worldwide

Starting from Black Friday (November 25th, 12am CET) until the end of Cyber Monday (November 28th, 11.59pm CET) there will be free shipping – no matter where you order from – on all orders over the weekend. If you haven’t picked up one of the very limited Sucker4Clothes SIVC pocket t-shirts yet, including a pocket square in a color of your choice, you are able to get one now and even save your shipping costs.

Now head over to before all tees are out of stock.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Picture Of The Day: 11.26.11

Not judging, just thought it was funny!

Nation Of Hardwear Drop: The "HATFIELD" Crew

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The "FINAL SHOTS" Tee This ones moving dont sleep on it!

The "Applebum" & "Heavy Rotation" tees, available in two colorways each!

Nike SB Dunk Mid Noir/Black Lava – Summer 2012

As more 2012 previews surface, we can already start to feel the summer swelter from these scorching Nike SB samples. This SB makes proper use of suede and tumbled leather paneling with green suede making most of the upper and navy leather and suede combos. The upper sits upon a clean white midsole and low contrast tan sole. This noir/black-black lava/white colorway will be hitting accounts next year so stay tuned for official release info. via The Shoe Game

The NBA lockout is over

It took a 15-hour session pitched between the NBA and player representatives in New York that spilled over from Friday into early Saturday morning. It took nearly half a year, from pre-Draft negotiations in early summer spread nearly into the precipice of a chilly East Coast winter. But it's over. Good god almighty it's over. The NBA and its players have come to a tentative agreement, and the NBA lockout is over.

Details are scarce at this point, though ardent followers of this mess no doubt have an idea of where both sides stand a week from December, but one can certainly conclude that the NBA will begin playing basketball on Christmas Day, embarking on a 66-game season.

How the league's makeup, the way teams put together rosters and attempt to secure consistent revenue streams, remains to be seen. The reaction of the fans, alienated by a work stoppage in the midst of one of the worst global economic crisis of the last century, is easier to anticipate. Still, nearly all of that is washed away because of the promise of actual NBA basketball, set to tip off about a month from now.

From here, and in the comments section, you're right to rant about the needless, enervating mess that was this labor negotiation between the NBA and its players.

You're right to rave, though, as well. You're correct in picking fights with Celtics fans, or pointing out that Kobe was swept out of the playoffs last May. Point to the Mavericks' tired legs, the fact that Chicago can't shoot, or the idea that Miami is "Hollywood as hell."

For once, though, you're going to get to talk about basketball with an endgame in mind. We, as fans, barely got to do that even in the heat of a spectacular 2010-11 season because of the uncertainty of the long-anticipated lockout. And though we won't know which free agent is going where and under what financial terms for a few days; we do have basketball to prepare for. If you're not giddy at this point, even after being let down too many times to count, then I don't even know why you're on this site.

This is where we come in. Follow Ball Don't Lie, and the menschs that supply us with the honest-to-goodness reporting at Yahoo! Sports, for whatever follows.

For the first time in half a year, cats and kittens, we've got something to follow. Our long, needless nightmare is over. React accordingly. via Ball Don't Lie

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Nike LeBron 9 ‘Blackout’ – Available Early on eBay

Ready to empty your bank account? It’s that time of year with the holiday shopping mania right around the corner, and 2011 is shaping up to be the biggest year yet, by any measure. There’s a ton of heat hitting on Black Friday and the days to follow, but here’s one that’s taking the opposite approach and popping up on the other side of Turkey Day. The Nike LeBron 9 will hit on Wednesday, November 23rd in this ‘Blackout’ colorway, its plain pigmentation all but assuring a quick sellout. But if you plan on attending school for a half day or something else more important on Thanksgiving Eve, you might consider grabbing your ‘Blackout’ LeBron 9s right now from kicksmonstar2010 on eBay. via Sneaker News

Nike Air Foamposite One – Metallic Red – Black

There was quite a bit of Foamposite construction on display at the adidas-sponsored Dwight Howard’s D-12 Celebrity All Star Game, but neither of the pairs we saw worn by the guy who introduced the spaceage material are scheduled for retail release. Images like those always taste bittersweet, but luckily, even if you can’t get your hands on the all-white Nike Air Foamposite Ones Penny Hardaway has been spotted wearing recently, there is indeed a fully stocked arsenal of Foam Ones ready to go in 2012. The ‘Metallic Red’ Air Foamposite One is one of those latter day Air Penny releases that hints at Hardaway’s time as one of the Miami Heat, though that stint was short and insignificant enough to his legacy that you’ll probably hear more people note their colorway and its proximity to Valentine’s Day. In either case, they do indeed paint a rosy picture for the future of Foamposite colorways. via Osneaker & Sneaker News

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Nike Air Trainer SC II – Black – Anthracite

The Nike Air Trainer SC II is best known for its original ‘Infrared’ and ‘Citron’ colorways and perhaps in recent months the new drops that employ the same blocking schemes with different vibrant accent shades. That’s part of what makes the second Trainer SC such a geat candidate for early ’90s time capsule material, but in no way precludes this twenty year old trainer from proving its worth in thedarker side of the spectrum. A Dark Metallic Grey leather edition just proved this fact and its case is further bolstered by the black nubuck edition pictured above. Expertly applied grey and white sections give these new Air Trainer SC IIs an unprecedentedly crisp feel, which is fitting given that you’ll need to brave the slowly freezing elements to grab these in-store only at Premier. via Sneaker News

Air Jordan XIV ‘Last Shot’ – Official Images

What a difference a few years makes. In Game 6 of the 1995 Eastern Conference Finals, Michael attempted the Bulls’ ‘last shot’ of the game, but ended up making an errant pass in mid-air that led to a turnover and an eventual loss. How did Michael bounce back? By leading the Bulls to the greatest NBA team record of all-time and winning three straight championships. Yikes. So in 1998 in another Game 6 scenario, Michael stuck with his primary weapon – his mid-range jumper – and sealed the deal by driving right, crossing back to his left, and shattering the hearts of 40,000+ Utah Jazz fans. It was a moment that defined Michael’s career, but let’s not forget that his defense was also one of the best ever (remember, he stole the ball from Karl Malone to set up that last shot scene). Dropping this December 17th will be the Air Jordan XIV ‘Last Shot’, one week before the Concords hit the stage. via Sneaker News

J4K x TRS Now Available

J4K is back in a collaborative effort with The Retro Sole! J4K x TRS features previously available prints in new colorways. If you're looking for t-shirts/crewnecks to go with your kicks this holiday season we've got you covered! There will be crewnecks added to the website in the next couple of weeks so stay tuned!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Nation Of Hardwear Drop: The "FINAL SHOTS" Tee

Head over to Nation Of Hardwear to pick up The Final Shots tee, available now!

Nike SB Dunk Low – Matte Silver – Green | Summer 2012

If there has been an unifying theme amongst the Nike SB Dunk releases as of late, it would have to be the textured look that we’ve seen pop up again and again. From the Dark Oak Nike SB Dunk Highs to the two pairs of ‘Passport’ lows, it seems that someone over at Swoosh headquarters wants this crop of sneakers to be just as good to feel as they are to look at. The theme will extend well into next year with this upcoming that we first showed you back in our comprehensive preview of the Summer 2012 season. We’re back with a detailed look, showing off the combo of pebbled uppers and a faux-snakeskin look on the swoosh that gives these a very reptilian feel. via Dunkbar & Sneaker News

Nike Zoom Rookie LWP – White/Black – Release Date + Info

Following up the release of the glow-in-the-dark “Luminous Pearl” and “Binary Blue” colorways, the Zoom Rookie LWP is set to drop in a clean white/black look this holiday season.

With a white Foamposite upper alongside black nubuck and an icy outsole, these are almost identical to the “Luminous Pearl”, but lack the glow-in-the-dark feature.

This Air Go LWP/Air Up/Air Flight One/Foamposite hybrid is set to drop December 21 for $200 via select Nike Sportswear retailers. via Sneakerfiles

Nike SB Dunk High “Dark Oak”

Back in February, we took a look at a black/grey/white Nike SB Dunk mid that several had begun referring to as the “Oakland Raiders” pair because of the football team’s similar uniform colors. Months later, we report on a different sort of “oak” Nike SB Dunk. The Nike SB Dunk high pictured here comes in a dark oak colorway, with a nice pebbled leather texture along the upper and dark brown paneling. Black is seen on both the Nike swoosh and soles. A tentative release month is set for December; so, keep your eyes (and pockets) peeled if these are calling your name (and/or closet). via Sneakerfiles

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Custom Air Jordan VI (6) ‘No Losses’ by Alexander Borgella | Now Available

If there’s any two color combinations that we wouldn’t mind seeing on some of our favorite sneakers, it would have to be green and orange. As seen on the 2005 release of the Air Jordan Undefeated IV (4) Retro, one of sneaker history’s best, and the Olive Air Jordan V (5) Retro, the green and orange combo has made for an unmatched duo unlike any other to date.

What may come as a pleasant surprise, custom designer Alexander Borgella has incorporated the olive and orange combo into his new Custom Air Jordan VI (6) ‘No Losses’. The nicely executed custom resembles the Air Jordan retroes as mentioned above with the use of an olive upper, orange laces, and white, black, and orange paneling along the midsole.

Would you agree that this custom could almost pass as an official release? Let us know if the comment box below, and if you like what you see, grab a pair now over at Shop Impeccable. via Sneakerfiles

Nike Air Foamposite One ‘Golden State’

The launch of the Sole Collector x Nike ‘Penny Signature Pack’ late last month at Nike Las Vegas was already slated to be a significant event for Foamposite-equipped Nike Sportswear classics, but then Gentry Humphrey showed up and cranked things up to ’11′ with a variety of new showoffs in the original Foam silhouettes. A variety of Nike Air Foamposite One and Pro colorways were shown off that day including the ‘Metallic Red’, ‘USA’ and ‘Galaxy’ editions, and now, our first new images since that day of a Foam One whose yellow upper was inspired by the Draft Day 1993 trade that forever changed Hardaway and Chris Webber’s NBA careers. The Air Foamposite One ‘Golden State’ reps the Bay Area with a shade that’s more vibrant than the Warriors true colors, yet definitely in line with the GSW look, especially when compared to the Volt color many were expecting. via Sneaker News

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Air Jordan X (10) ‘Old Royal’ | New Images

Next year continues to look very promising for Jordan Brand fans as the Air Jordan IV (4) Retro White/ Cement, Air Jordan Spiz’ike “Bordeaux”, and Air Jordan X (10) ‘Old Royal’ all release February 2012.

Taking a look at new detailed images, the Air Jordan X (10) ‘Old Royal’ maintains usual color-blocking as expected from the Jordan X model with its Old Royal and Stealth grey paneling on the upper midfoot and outsole. Also, to much satisfaction, Jordan Brand has done away with the stitched number “23″ logo on the side panel as previously seen on the Air Jordan 10 Shadow Countdown Pack. via Sneakerfiles

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Nation Of Hardwear Drop: The "FINAL SHOTS" Tee

Head over to Nation Of Hardwear to pick up The Final Shots tee, available now for pre-order and will ship November 7th!

Nike Huarache Free Winter 2012 Collection

The legendary Nike Huarache is set to return in 2012 with a twist. Building on the classic look and feel of the OG Nike Huarache Basketball sneaker and the Nike Huarache Running sneaker, Nike will introduce the Nike Huarache Free Collection during the Winter of 2012. via KATC

Nike Air Foamposite One ‘Metallic Red’

We see that Nike is poised to take advantage of the Air Huarache’s 21st birthday next year with a variety of revisions to the original, and we can’t forget about their 15 year-old basketball phenom cousins, now, can we? The Nike Air Foamposite One, Pro and their offspring (namely, the Zoom Rookie LWP) are headed into 2012 with a ton of momentum, much of it generated by a number of colorways revealed by Gentry Humphrey at the Nike Las Vegas launch of Penny Hardaway’s Signature Pack. And while the ‘Galaxy’ Humphrey himself was pictured wearing is certainly the ‘star’ of the bunch, the above pictured ‘Metallic Red’ edition gets right at the heart of timeless roundball style with a colorway that would’ve been just as popular back in 1997 as they’re destined to be next year. via Kicks-lab & Sneaker News

Air Jordan IV White – Cement

We’ve only seen detailed angles of the Air Jordan IV White/Cement in kids sizes, and one collective fear shared by the sneaker world was the possibility of the leather/suede wrapped lace harness (you know, that triangular piece on the upper). This thorough viewing relieves a few concerns by revealing a plastic-type Wings as well as black speckling on the midsole (earlier samples revealed grey speckling). via rstor & Sneaker News

New Fitteds @ ECAP CITY: Custom NEW ERA 59Fifty Fitted Caps

With the upcoming fight of Pacquiao vs. Marquez III, eCapCity is re-releasing the Filipino Crest New Era fitted hat. The Filipino Crest New Era Hat is made in an all Royal Blue. The front of the fitted has a Filipino Crest while the back has the countries flag. Next is the eCapCity "C" logo New Era fitted cap. Our "C" logo is embroidered on the front of the crown. It comes in a Dark Grey Flannel material that is perfect for the cold weather. via Strictly Fitteds