Jordan Brand has inserted itself into a various number of sporting endeavors, establishing a palpable presence in football, baseball, and even golf. It’s dabbled in the high-octane world of car racing with Jordan Motorsports, while outfitting some of the toughest SOBs in the boxing ring. Today, Jordan Brand officially announces its collaboration with street BMX figure Nigel Sylvester of Queens, New York while introducing a special edition Air Jordan 1 designed by the man himself. This sail, red, black, and silver iteration of the Air Jordan 1 features hand-drawn markings around the shoe that denote specific zones of wear and tear that occur during the process of mastering a trick. Additionally, the medial Swoosh features reflective material for higher visibility on the NYC streets. Finally, the shoes and the box feature “Jordan Biking Co., Est. 2017”, a nod to the genesis of this project.
Nigel Sylvester x Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG
Release Date: August 22nd, 2018
Color: Sail/White-Varsity Red-Reflect Silver
Style Code: BV1803-106
After a slight delay, the Air Jordan 3 Flyknit is finally set to drop next week, and it could end up being a precursor of what’s to come next.
According to leak account py_rates, the Air Jordan 4 will be the next sneaker to undergo the Flyknit makeover. Although images aren’t currently available, the account reports that four colorways will release during summer 2019 including “Hyper Royal/Hyper Royal/Black,” “University Red/University Red/Black,” “Volt/Volt/Gunsmoke/Volt,” and “Total Orange/Total Orange/Gunsmoke/Total Orange.”
Jordan Brand’s Flyknit retro concept began last year with the Air Jordan 1 Flyknit and will continue with the debut of the Air Jordan 3 Flyknit on Aug. 15. The rumored Air Jordan 4 variation would coincide with the model’s 30th anniversary.
According to ZSneakerheadz, the newest addition to the Jordan 11 lineup will feature sail and red accents. While images of the retro haven’t leaked yet, Jayzrdead has mocked up a look at what we can possibly expect when photos hit the web later this year.
This isn’t the only new colorway of the Jordan 11 hitting retail in the fall. Yesterday, word of a women’s exclusive “Neutral Olive” pair dropping in Nov. made rounds. We’ll follow-up on both pairs as new information comes to light.
Air Jordan 11 Retro
Release Date: Oct. 2018
Color: Platinum Tint/Sail-University Red
Style #: 378037-016
Nearly one year ago, Ronnie Fieg and his globally popular streetwear label, KITH, excited the sneaker industry by exclusively releasing a three-entity collaboration that called upon the services of two of the most iconic brands the world over – Coca-Cola and Converse. Garnering love from sneakerheads, Coke memorabilia aficionados, and the growing number of die-hard KITH fans around the globe, this project is undoubtedly one of the brand’s premier collaborations. After teasing a sequel to the collection for a number of weeks, Ronnie Fieg took to his Instagram account late this afternoon to unveil a four-piece Converse Chuck Taylor 1970 capsule to go along with apparel that has already been confirmed in detail. From the photographs of apparel that we have already seen, it was clear that this collection featured significant international flavor. Now, with the help of Fieg’s caption, it is clear that this set will come with an iteration specifically dedicated to The United States, France, Russia, and China, with boldly embroidered Coca-Cola branding in different iconic languages across each upper. Just like the prestigious catalyst for this collection from last year, KITH branding can be found by way of a red bar that takes shape on each of the four offering’s vulcanized sole unit. With a premium aesthetic in mind, the designers at KITH and Converse opted to equip this capsule with raw, edged, heavyweight denim to increase the shoes physical appeal as well as its longevity. Enjoy a detailed look at the four upcoming KITH x Coca-Cola Converse Chuck 70s below and look forward to their release next Saturday, August 18th.
Over the weekend LeBron James made an appearance at Toronto’s annual Caribana Festival, flexing in an unreleased pair of Virgil Abloh‘s OFF-WHITE Nike Blazers. Highlighted by a black colorway, the kicks also welcome white laces and a light blue zip-tie.
Following the release of his LeBron Icon QS collaboration with designer John Elliott, LeBron James’ offseason sneaker rotation continues today with another Nike collab.
This time, James took to Instagram to show off a black colorway of Virgil Abloh’s Off-White x Nike Blazer. The new Lakers signee also made a stop at Toronto’s Caribana Festival over the weekend, where he was spotted in the same unreleased pair.
While specifics on this colorway are unclear, it resembles an Off-White x Nike Blazer colorway that’s long been rumored to drop in September. Abloh himself has previously confirmed the existence of a black pair, so this could very well be the best look yet at the upcoming sneakers.
The Summer of 2018 has been a bit of a quiet one for Team USA basketball. There are no major global tournaments going on, and the mini-camp for the American squad was just a few short days. Still, ballers across the nation still have red, white, and blue themed sneakers to look forward to, and Nike just blessed Kyrie Irving fans with this clean All-American pair of the Kyrie Flytrap, the lower-priced model of the Nike Kyrie family. Drawing design cues from the Kyrie 4, the Flytrap model features a molded outsole, a seamless breathable mesh upper, and a unique wrap-around tongue construction that affirms lockdown for when you cross a hapless defender.
Nike Kyrie Flytrap
Color: White/Deep Royal Blue
Style Code: AJ1935-146
The market for unreleased PE footwear is still booming. For over a decade, sneaker collectors have paying high prices for Air Jordans and Nike shoes that were never intended for retail, and those lucky enough to be gifted a pair have gone to sneaker marketplaces to anonymously cash in on these special edition shoes. Jordan Brand has even gone as far as embroidering player jersey numbers onto the shoes – a heartfelt detail that clearly acts as a tracking system should the player decide to sell.
ESPN reports that thirteen players on the UNC football team for selling “school-issued special edition Nike Jordan shoes”, which is a secondary NCAA violation. While the exact sneaker is not disclosed, it’s a possibility that it was the Air Jordan 3 PE that was revealed earlier this year, or perhaps another upcoming Air Jordan PE to coincide with the upcoming college football season. Each of the thirteen players will be suspended as least one game, and the entirety of these suspensions will be served in a staggered manner.
Kyrie Irving’s love for cereal has poured out onto his signature shoes, and this weekend will be your first chance at getting your hands at your very own pair. In collaboration with General Mills, Nike has created three distinct colorways of the Kyrie 4 signature shoe inspired by Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Lucky Charms, and Kix – three delectable and time-honored breakfast treats. All the flavors will release this weekend exclusively through the Foot Locker House Of Hoops Mobile Trucks at the NY vs. NY Championship at Harlem’s Rucker Park at the Drew League in Los Angeles. The House Of Hoops truck will also make surprise stops in SoCal and in the Northeast throughout the weekend from August 4th through the 6th.
See the official images of the footwear below and stay tuned for updated release date for the Nike Kyrie 4 “Cereal Pack”, and let us know which of the three flavors you like best.
Nike Kyrie 4 “Cinnamon Toast Crunch”
Release Date: August 4th, 2018
Nike Kyrie 4 “Lucky Charms”
Release Date: August 4th, 2018
Nike Kyrie 4 “Kix”
Release Date: August 4th, 2018