Look at the Air Jordan Future Bred

 

When they were released in 1995-96, the Air Jordan XI came in five different colorways. There would be more down the line in retros and special releases, but these were the five that started it.

We first saw the Jordan Future release in 2014, which takes inspiration from the Air Jordan 11. Now during 2018 the brand has brought the model back into rotation and one of the upcoming releases is the Jordan Future ‘Bred’.

Featuring a Black, Varsity Red and White color combination. Highlighted with a Black nubuck upper instead of the traditional woven material. A Red Jumpman logo lands on the lateral side by the heel while White runs across the midsole and a Red translucent outsole completes the look.

At the time of writing, a release date for the Air Jordan Future Bred has yet to be announced. However they are expected to arrive at select Jordan Brand retailers including online.

 

 

adidas Kamanda In Raw Tan is Releasing

The adidas Kamanda is inspired by the energy, attitude, and values of the Terrace movement of the 1980s, according to adidas. Then, passion for soccer — and the community surrounding it — allowed fans to create new off-the-pitch looks based on styles for the sport. The shoe is also informed by the classic adidas Samba.

Inspired by the Terrace movement of the ‘80s and the communities built on the love of football (soccer), Kamanda aligns itself with the sportswear aesthetic of that time that allowed Terrace fans the ability to develop their own looks based on individual style. The shoe is constructed out of a suede upper along with mesh tongues, leather heels, and gold branding.

The adidas Kamanda features a nubuck upper and rides atop an exaggerated translucent gum cup sole, another homage to the Terrace footwear of the ’80s. Cushioning is supplied by an EVA drop-in and a suede footbed that should offer a luxe touch. Leather is used at the rear quarter while a textured mesh tongue nods to the classic Samba look.

Set to debut on April 28 in two colorways — Burgundy/Gum and Core Black/Gum — the adidas Kamanda will retail for $150.

Although the World Cup may be long over, the Three Stripes is keeping the soccer (or football, if you prefer) vibes rolling on their lifestyle silhouettes, with both the adidas Sobakov and the adidas Kamanda drawing heavy inspiration from the beautiful game. Now, the latter of the two soccer-styled casual shoes has arrived in a fall-ready “Raw Tan colorway, boasting heavy retro vibes. The tonal tan look is complimented by an interesting mix of textures, with the smooth suede upper sandwiched between a rough-hewn tongue and spiky outsole. Stitching on the medial toebox adds an extra pop to the texture blend, and accents are provided by a gold stamp on the lateral heel and a white leather patch on the heel collar.

First Look Nike React Element 87 “Dark Grey”

The  new colorway of the Nike React Element 87 is upon us as this “Dark Grey” style appears in detail for the first time. A blue shade is used only the rubber outsole beneath the REACT cushioning unit, while the upper features a mix of dark grey, pure platinum, red, and sail on the transparent upper and the intricate pieces around the lace collar. Considering the insane response to the first two launch colorways as well the high anticipation surrounding the UNDERCOVER Jun Takahashi collaborations, we expect any and all React Element 87s to sell out fast. A release date is not yet known, so peruse the official images below for now and stay tuned for updates.

 


Nike React Element 87
Release Date: Fall 2018
$160
Color: Dark Grey/Pure Platinum-Photo Blue
Style Code: AQ1090-003

The Nike Air Max 720 , Is It Newest Design ?

Today, Nike reveals a first preview of the upcoming Air Max 720, an all-new Air Max lifestyle/casual shoe designed specifically for commuters, daily wearers, and those who are on their feet for hours a day.

As you can see the Air bag resembles that of the Nike Air Max 270 which now is transformed to a full length unit. Following we have a back pull tab with a NikeSwoosh logo and 720 on the heels.

Engineered alongside the Air unit for the Air Max 270, the new 720 bubble features a full-length unit engineered specifically for the athlete who logs in their workouts via long walks across the city or those whose daily routines involve a lot of steps and movement. Additional information regarding the Nike Air Max 720 will be revealed soon, but enjoy this first look preview-which reveals a lot more Air than the 270-and stay tuned.

Are there adidas Harden Vol. 3 Colorways Releasing ?

During the USA Basketball minicamp that took place today in Las Vegas, James Harden showcased the adidas Harden Vol. 3.

The adidas Harden 3 marks the third signature shoe with adidas Basketball which was first spotted in June.

While you can expect additional colorways, this pair features a Grey knitted upper while the same shade lands on the leather applied to the tongue and heel. Following we have Metallic Silver on the overlays, mid-foot strap with Harden’s signature, White Boost midsole, roman numeral XIII (13) for his number on the medial side and a translucent outsole completes the look.

However they are rumored to release on September 27th. Once more information is available we will make sure to update. For now continue to scroll below to check out another photo. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

Here are Official images of the adidas Haden Vol. 3 has leaked giving us a detailed look at three upcoming colorways.

 

Air Jordan 11 Low IE Flash Crimson Debuts in August

The Air Jordan 11 Low IE Flash Crimson was originally revealed by Jordan Brand employee Frank Cooker. What we didn’t know until now is that this bright colorway will be releasing in August, along side two other colorways in Rio Teal and Volt.

As you can see this pair features a vibrant makeup while a bold Orange leather is plastered across the upper. That same shade also lands on the tongue, laces and midsole. Other details includes elephant print overlay on the base and a translucent outsole.

 

Air Jordan 11 Low IE
Color: Flash Crimson/Flash Crimson-Cement Grey
Release Date: August 16, 2018
Style Number: 919712-600
Price: $170

Nike LeBron 15 ‘Purple Rain’ First Look

 

Following LeBron James’ recent decision to take his talents to Hollywood, purple figures to be an integral part of his sneaker story for the foreseeable future, but his latest purple-accented pair isn’t a nod to the new home team.

LeBron James is having fun this offseason and getting ready to play his first game for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Looking closer, this Nike LeBron 15 features White Flyknit across the upper while Purple Paisley landing on the toe box. Following we have White on the midsole while ‘Breathe’ text is repeated across the midsole. Other highlights includes speckled detailing and a Purple translucent outsole.

Cop A Parra x Off-White x Air Jordan 1 Collaboration

Inspired by the recent released Parra x Nike Air Max 1 is Mache Customs’ latest design, which blends that collaboration with Virgil Abloh’s “UNC” Off-White x Air Jordan 1.

Representing the best of both worlds. This Parra x Off-White x Air Jordan 1 Custom comes dressed in runners design, along with University Blue branding and accents featured on the Air Jordan 1.

Air Jordan XVII (17) Retro Performance Review

Jazz it up…

Traction – This is how you pull off a storytelling traction surface. The entire design is based on MJ’s love for Golf and instead of using some random pattern they went with herringbone – which worked really well. They used contrasting colors to add additional effects without sacrificing coverage. Now, I will say that the traction wasn’t perfect but it was pretty damn close. Only time I had an issue was during certain movements where the shoe flexed at a point where the traction wasn’t in contact with the floor so I had slight slippage but that didn’t happen often so it was nothing crazy… very minor and its the only thing I experienced that I could nit-pick on.

Cushion – This air jordan 17 shoes was built for an aging MJ that required quite a bit of support in order for his knees to hold up on-court. There was a blow molded Air unit in place at the heel – I still don’t know the difference between blow molded Air units vs a regular one – which was housed within a giant TPU (plastic) cage. The entire heel area reminded me a lot of caged Zoom Air but firmer. Was it incredibly uncomfortable? No, but it wasn’t what I’ve been used to with previous Air setups. However, forefoot cushion was fantastic. Zoom Air is placed at the forefoot and the entire forefoot section of the shoe is built traditionally with a Phylon footbed which happens to be double lasted. Its a really interesting way to construct a shoe where you have incredible support with adequate cushion.

Material – I love the materials used on this 2008 CDP version and especially the originals which featured buttery leather uppers. This pair utilizes a nice nubuck at the heel and forefoot. This has its strong points and weak points. Its strength is its fit and feel along with the minimal break-in time required. As for the weakness… its just not as durable as leather overall but again… that’s me nitpicking since the materials are really nice in general. There is a section of woven material – identical to what was used on the LeBron 9’s support wings – at the midfoot that offers great fit and its the most durable section of the upper. My favorite material used is located at the collar… the Neoprene lining is so comfortable it makes all other collars seem inferior.

Fit – They fit true to size and lockdown for me was near perfect. Only gripe is that I had to lace them all the way to the top eyelet and I usually leave one or two free so I have better range of motion for my ankles. I couldn’t do that with these since every time I tried my heel would flop in and out of the shoe a bit but once laced them up the way they were intended then they were perfectly fine. The midfoot lockdown was fantastic and you even have additional lacing options if you wish with the Shroud’s ‘eyelet’ system for a more snug fit. We also have a squared toe again so that area of the shoe is very comfortable while stoping and changing direction without jamming any toes.

Support – As mentioned earlier, this shoe was designed for an aging MJ that needed more support than his past models provided. The TPU heel, lacing system and Carbon Fiber plate running throughout the entire outsole provided some of the best support I’ve had in any Air Jordan 1 to date… almost topping the XX8. Only reason why I’d personally choose the XX8 over these is due to the fact that they offer support that wont restrict my movement at all while these are a bit more restrictive overall.

Overall – This was probably the one shoe – besides the kd 11 – that I was looking forward to wearing the least. I don’t know why… I’ve just never been entirely enthusiastic about the model in general. After playing in them they’ve actually surpassed my initial impression and are among the top performance models featured within the Air Jordan Legacy. This is definitely one model that I’d love to see get the Retro treatment as they are 100% playable even by today’s standards. Truly an innovative sneaker that was ahead of its time.

Nike KD 11 Performance Review

The Nike KD 11, with its combination of React and Zoom, had me all up in my feels. But did the shoe live up to the standards of a two-time NBA champ? Let’s find out.

Traction in the KD11 was decent at best. It’s no KD 9 honeycomb traction (which was amazing), and due to the tight grooves, dust collected quickly which caused more frequent wipes. The outsole consistency over the few years of Kevin Durant’s signature line has been quite disappointing — especially coming from previously great models — unless you have access to a pristine college/NBA court.’

One redeeming quality of the outsole is that if you use the shoe outdoors, it plays really well. Unfortunately, long-term durability of the outsole outdoors is unlikely.

Cushion was on point in the KD 11, once broken in. The React midsole is placed inside a rubber cupsole while the 7mm thick top-loaded full-length Zoom Air unit sits above the React. The combination provides an awesome amount of impact protection. Upon landing on rebounds and hard first steps I felt ample feedback that launched me right into my next motion. For those who require more cushion (especially those with back and knee problems), this is definitely a plus.

Another year, another Flyknit shoe, which is generally never a bad thing. The uppers of the KD line have been modified over the years to make the shoe feel more sock-like. With some suede backing along the heel counter, TPU at the lateral side, and React and Zoom Air cushion caged by a full rubber cupsole, you’d think you’re paying for a premium shoe.

The combination of the materials used on the KD 11 appears to be geared to Durant’s narrow foot and this shoe should cater to those who want their footwear to feel the same way. We’ll discuss that more in the next section, however, the materials utilized are well-thought out — just not well-executed.

While I do have slightly wide feet, the shoe actually fit me true to size, although people with different foot shapes should try the KD11 on.

Once I got rolling on the court I was not locked in. You don’t feel quite as locked in because, again, the shoe is catered to the way Kevin Durant likes to lace up his shoes (which is slightly loose). I think if Nike strategically knitted areas of the shoe tighter, like at the midfoot, I wouldn’t have felt my foot shifting inside the shoe as I did much while in movement. You might not have this experience (which I hope you don’t), but be forewarned because the knit material does stretch out over time.

NOPE! Just nope! While the fit wasn’t totally a deal breaker, the overall support is. Knowing that the upper material will eventually stretch out, the one thing that kills me is that my foot wouldn’t stay on the footbed of the shoe.

I have no idea how to pull off the cuts Durant makes on his right to left cross-over pull-up move when I don’t feel like my foot is directly in the KD11. If you’re just running up and down the court without making any lateral cuts or movements (which is totally unheard of) then you’d be just some guy or gal running for no apparent reason. The amount of torque and movement I exerted in the shoe — while not feeling locked in — made me second and triple guess every move I made, which no player should have to deal with.

When my feet got pushed forward in the shoe the stretchy knit upper could not keep me contained and thus, the heel counter did not lock me in properly. I would expect a more exaggerated outrigger, and although an outrigger is present, the high ride and stretchy upper had me coming out of the shoe. For others, it could lead to a rolled ankle, or *knock on wood*, something worse. In the KD11 it seems containment was an afterthought.

If Nike had implemented a more tightly knitted midfoot, an exaggerated lateral outrigger, or sat the wearer within the midsole, most of these hazards would have been avoided.

I wanted to love the KD11. While I had bad experiences with the KD9 (Zoom popped) and the KD10 (lacing loops ripped), I didn’t want to give up on the KD signature line. The safety of this shoe is what is keeping me away from it.

While the materials and cushioning used here are nice, I don’t see how this shoe made it through wear-testing. I understand the shoe is catered to Kevin Durant, but we all know KD dislikes changing shoes — especially ones he’s broken in — and not all consumers have narrow feet like KD. Innovation shouldn’t come at a cost, and the KD11 seems to be the prime example of that.

Trust me, I want the shoes to succeed, not only for us kd11sale.com but also for all you consumers out there. Will I be looking forward to the KD12? Possibly, as long as I keep my expectations low, but we all know father-time doesn’t wait for anyone. Until next time…