adidas x Dragon Ball Z Collection Release Details

The adidas x Dragon Ball Z Collection which consist of seven models representing each character from the popular anime and will start to release during August.

The entire collection includes the following models and characters each is inspired by: adidas ZX 500 RM – Son Goku and the Yung-1 – Frieza which will release in August. Next we have the adidas Deerupt – Son Gohan and the Prophere – Cell that launches in September. Both the adidas Ultra Tech – Vegeta and Kamanda – Majin Boo drop in November. Last but not least is the adidas EQT Mid ADV – Shenlong that drops in December.

Below you can check out the entire adidas x Dragon Ball Z Collection which will show you a better look. While specific dates aren’t available, below you can see which month each releases. Once we have more information we will make sure to update you.

 

adidas ZX 500 RM Son Goku August 2018

 

adidas Yung-1 Frieza August 2018

 

adidas Deerupt Son Gohan September 2018

 

adidas Prophere Cell September 2018

 

adidas Ultra Tech Vegeta November 2018

adidas Kamanda Majin Boo November 2018

adidas Kamanda Majin Boo November 2018adidas EQT ADV Mid Shenlong December 2018

Air Jordan 11 Low ‘Rose Gold’ Debuts in 2018

Jordan Brand will release the Air Jordan 11 Low ‘Rose Gold’ which is a brand new colorway on the Air Jordan 11 Low during Spring 2018.

As you can see this Air Jordan 11 comes highlighted in Rose Gold. Instead of mesh on the uppers it appears that nubuck is used. In addition we have Metallic Rose Gold across the patent leather. Other details includes White on the midsole and a Pink translucent outsole.

Air Jordan 11 Low GS
Sail/Gum Medium Brown/Metallic Red Bronze
April 2018
AH7860-105

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG ‘Hyper Royal’ First Look

 

Jordan Brand will have a massive Air Jordan 1 lineup for 2018. One of the upcoming releases will be the Air Jordan 1 ‘Hyper Royal’ that will debut in July.

This Air Jordan 1 will feature a Hyper Royal and Sail color combination. Although images have yet to leak, they are expected to feature Hyper Royal on the overlays while Sail is applied to the base, around the heel and Nike Swoosh on the panels. Finishing the look is Hyper Royal Blue on the outsole.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG
Hyper Royal/Sail
July 7, 2018
555088-401
$160

Air Jordan 8 OVO in Black And White

Drake and Jordan Brand will be delivering an all-new Air Jordan 8 OVO Pack this year that consists of the “White” and “Black” iterations.
This Air Jordan 8 OVO from the pack comes dressed in a Black, Metallic Gold and Varsity Red color scheme. Much like the “White” pair, OVO branding and Owl logos will be present on the shoe’s pull tab.

AIR JORDAN 8 OVO BLACK RELEASE DATE
Look for the Air Jordan 8 OVO “Black” to potentially release this February during All-Star Weekend at select Jordan Brand retailers. The retail price tag is set at $225 USD.

Air Jordan 8 OVO
Color: Black/Metallic Gold-Varsity Red-Blur
Style Code: AA1239-045
Release Date: 2018
Price: $225

Dressed in a White, Metallic Gold, and Varsity Red color scheme. This Air Jordan 8 from the pack features a simple design accented with Metallic Gold and Varsity Red color tones. Other details includes OVO branding and Owl logos.

AIR JORDAN 8 OVO WHITE RELEASE DATE
Look for the Air Jordan 8 OVO “White” to potentially release this February during All-Star Weekend at select Jordan Brand retailers. The retail price tag is set at $225 USD.

Air Jordan 8 OVO
Color: White/Metallic Gold-Varsity Red-Blur
Style Code: AA1239-135
Release Date: 2018
Price: $225

Which better : Air Jordan 12 “Cherry” or “Playoffs” ?

 

Two of the more popular and well-known Air Jordan 12s to release was the “Cherry” and “Playoffs” colorways.

Worn by Michael Jordan throughout the 1996-97 NBA regular season. This Air Jordan 12 came dressed in the beloved original White and Red color scheme.

During the home games of the 1997 NBA Playoffs, Micheal Jordan debuted the original “Playoffs” colorway of the Air Jordan 12 dressed in a simple Black and White color scheme.

Looking back at both, which pair would you consider was a better release? Cast your vote below and leave your thoughts in the comments section.

 

Nike Kyrie 4 performance reviews

Traction on the Kyrie 4 is comprised of multi-directional herringbone — a favorite of mine. I love when traction patterns are aggressive yet traditional; this one mixes a little bit of the old with a little bit of the new.

This type of coverage worked really well on a variety of courts and conditions. Although the outsoles started off a bit slick the first couple of nights — I think there’s some residue on the soles to start — they consistently got better with each wear. That made wiping the outsoles something that wasn’t required very often.

I still feel that the the past two Kyrie models offered a bit more bite than the Kyrie 4, but I don’t think that that’s a bad thing. This traction pattern worked really nicely without feeling like you could break your own ankles at a moment’s notice.

Cushion is the best it’s ever been in any Kyrie model with the Kyrie 4.

The heel still features a Zoom Air unit, that I felt was unnecessary for the most part as I tend to stay off my heels. However, if you happen to use your heel then coverage from the Zoom unit is there.

What I loved about the shoe is that the design team brought Cushlon back into the fold — something that I’ve been waiting on for a very long time. Not only is Cushlon used, but it makes up the entire midsole. Usually Cushlon is implemented with a Phylon carrier to the softer/bouncier foam mixture, but not this time around.

The midsole is still on the thin side (at the forefoot) so the bounce-back that Cushlon usually offers is minimized, but much like adidas’ Bounce, this setup proved to be a well balanced offering of cushioning and court feel.

If Cushlon is used on the Kyrie line from here on out then the line may go from being one of my least anticipated models of the year to one of my most anticipated models.

Like the outsole, the materials along the upper are a mix of the old and new. Engineered mesh is featured at the forefoot and that provides you with a lightweight material that requires hardly any break-in time. Nylon is glued to the underside which restricts all of the air flow, but in turn it strengthens the material.

Meanwhile, the heel panel is a suede material that, while not premium, doesn’t feel cheap at all. In fact, it only makes me scratch my head at the materials used on the Kobe AD Mid even more than I already had. For $120, the Kyrie 4 feels like it could’ve been priced at the Kobe AD Mid’s $150 (I’m glad it wasn’t though).

Prices on these shoes are still ridiculous even with basketball market sales dropping over the past couple of years. Having some of the best performers of the year being priced under $150 is great for consumers and a head scratching moment for brands because some of the $150 and up models are not as well rounded.

I suppose it can be compared a bit to the movie industry. Films with smaller budgets tend to have greater impact and story telling even though they have to stretch a limited budget. That forces creatives to be, well, creative. Nowadays, the films with massive budgets often are lackluster and filled with eye candy but not much payoff.

Durability of the rear panel has been great thus far and the durability of the mesh should be okay with the nylon glued to it. Without it I think it’d likely rip over time time as it had on the Kobe 8 after extensive use.

The shoe fits snug but true to size. Wide footers may want to consider going up 1/2 size. If you’ve worn any of the past Kyrie models, I’d highly recommend you stick with the same size you wore comfortably in those because they feel like they’re all built on the same last.

Lockdown was solid up and down. The lacing is traditional so there’s little room for error there. As stated above, the forefoot is snug, which is something I personally enjoy. I always felt secure in the shoe and never felt my foot sliding around at any time — much like my experiences in the Kyrie 1-3.

Support on the Kyrie 4 was something I had no issues with. The midsole doesn’t cradle you in the way that I personally prefer (like a Dame 4 or Curry 4) but the rubber outsole’s exaggerated “teeth” offer a similar feel. The teeth wrap up and around the forefoot to stabilize the Cushlon a bit while also slightly caging the forefoot.

You can’t see it, but the Kyrie 4 has an internal heel counter at the rear. It isn’t quite as strong as something like external TPU or carbon fiber, but it more than gets the job done and ensures your heel remains atop the footbed without sliding over.

There isn’t a traditional outrigger in place, but the midsole up front is wide and sits low. The way it’s sculpted also acts as like an outrigger, which is a huge bonus.

Overall, the Nike Kyrie 4 is Nike’s best performer this year. Its very well-rounded on all fronts in a way that makes the Kyrie 4 more like a nike lebron 15. There’s just enough cushion for most, solid traction, fantastic fit and adequate support — and all of comes at a “team” friendly price point of $120.

I’m not a huge fan of the Kyrie line overall but if this is the direction Nike plans on going with the line then may change. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve loved aspects of the past models, especially the traction, but the brick-like Phylon has been anything but forgiving. Even the Curry 4’s foam midsole is more forgiving than the Phylon used on past Kyries, so the return of Cushlon was a great choice to bring a bit more balance to the low profile tooling.

I don’t believe I’ve said this all year, because it hadn’t been deserved, but great job Nike Basketball. This is the kind of shoe that I’ve been waiting for all year.

Russell Westbrook’s Jordan Why Not Zer0.1 Releasing soon

The Why Not Zer0.1 emulates Westbrook’s competitive attitude on the court . Russell Westbrook has been Jordan Brand’s premier athlete for years now and it has left fans wondering when he would be honored with his first signature shoe. Well, that wait is finally over as Nike and the Jumpman ready themselves to introduce the Jordan Why Not Zer0.1 – the first shoe in what should be a bountiful line for the all-world point guard.

His tendency to run at a challenge head first rather than shying away from it. Serving a dual purpose, the upcoming silhouette fits the reigning MVP’s drastic demands on the court while suiting his eccentric personal style off the court. Always playing on his toes, Westbrook needs added stability to his sole unit in order to minimize response when he makes one of his quick twitch drives to the basket he has become famous for. In order to come up with the perfect fit, Westbrook worked closely with Jordan Brand’s design team and Thunder equipment manager, Wilson Taylor, going through multiple rounds of wear-testing to get it exactly right.

Equally as important as it functionality, the Why Not Zer0.1 serves an aesthetic purpose as well, as Brodie’s off-court wardrobe is a story to follow in itself. “My favorite part of the design process is storytelling,” Westbrook said. “Being able to tell my story through colorways and at different times during the season is a lot of fun.” Westbrook will debut a PE version of the Mirror Image colorway on court, later to be followed by the much more simplistic 2-Way design that embodies his game-changing presence.

The futuristic Why Not Zer0.1 will make its global debut on on January 15th with a limited run of the Mirror Image colorway, with the 2-Way following in its footsteps on February 15th. Both shoes will retail for $125 USD, and in the meantime, check out some detailed images below, and check out the full story on Nike News.

 

Jordan Brand Release Jordan Pro Strong For Celebrating its 20th Anniversary

In order to celebrating its 20th Anniversary. 2018 will bring us a few Jordan Team models that we shared that the Jordan Jumpman Quick 6 would return and now we have learned that the Jordan Pro Strong is making a comeback.

So far we have a preview of two upcoming colorways which comes in Black, Varsity Red and White which uses the Chicago Bulls theme while the second is done in Black and Gold. The second pair is a similar theme of Jordan Brand’s All-Star lineup that includes the Air Jordan 1 and the Air Jordan 9 while also having a map of Los Angeles on the insoles.

For those that are interested in purchasing the Jordan Pro Strong LA they are now arriving at select Jordan Brand retailers which includes NBA Store. Expect the Chicago edition to be available son. Retail price is set at $140. Below you can check out more images of the two which will give you a better look.

Jordan Pro Strong
Black/Varsity Red-White
407285-005
$140

 

Joran Pro Strong LA
Black/Gold
407285-010
$140

 

Nike Kyrie 4 ‘Obsidian’ Released Details

If the way that 2017 went for the Kyrie 3 is any indication, then the Kyrie 4 is on pace to lead the way for Nike basketball over the next 12 months.

And 2018 will be the year we see the Nike Kyrie 4 in full with various releases coming. One of those will be the Nike Kyrie 4 ‘Obsidian’.

This Nike Kyrie 4 comes dressed in a Dark Obsidian and Black color combination. Constructed with suede across the uppers which is taken over by Obsidian. In addition we have hits of Aqua on the tongue which also covers part of the midsole and outsole. Other details includes a hint of Volt while White fills up the rest of the midsole.

Nike Kyrie 4
Dark Obsidian/Black
January 6, 2018
943806-401
$120

Nike Debuts Kyrie 4 ‘BHM’ for Black History Month

 

The Nike Kyrie 4 is Kyrie Irving’s fourth signature basketball shoe. It releases in the “Confetti” colorway on December 16th, 2017 for $120, followed by the black/white colorway on December 20th, 2017 for $120.

We  have been seen the Nike Kyrie 4 “Obsidian” released last week, now the Nike Kyrie 4 ‘BHM’ is part of the 2018 Nike Black History Month Collection which is set to launch during January.

This Nike Kyrie 4 features the word ‘Equality’ written across the uppers in Black which lands on a White base. Finishing the look is the use of Red, Black and Green which is inspired by the Pan-African flag across the outsole.

Nike Kyrie 4 BHM
Multi-Color/Multi-Color
January 15, 2018
AQ9231-900
$120