IS IT AIR JORDAN 9 IS INSPIRED BY A BASEBALL GLOVE

 

Michael Jordan shocked the world on October 6th, 1993. He announced his retirement from the game of basketball and decided to hang up his signature sneakers to become a baseball player.

Not only was Michael Jordan defying gravity and schooling opponents, but his Air Jordans were sought after because everybody wanted to be like Mike.

It wasn’t all fun and games though. In 1985 NBA commissioner David Stern banned Michael from wearing the Air Jordan 1 in black/red due to not meeting the NBA’s dress code. Each time Michael wore them, he would be finned $5,000. Nike saw this and took on a perfect marketing ploy. They would pay Jordan’s fines and released a commercial giving this pair the nickname “Banned”.

Tinker Hatfield and Nike scrambled to keep the Air Jordan line alive and well, and the Jordan 9 ended up becoming a unique outlier in the Jumpman signature series given that the man who it was named after was busy tying his cleats extra tight in the minor leagues and riding a charter bus from small Midwestern town to smaller Midwestern town. It looks like Jordan Brand will be paying tribute to that time in Mike’s alternate athletic career with an upcoming Air Jordan 9 that features unique tumbled leather and woven side panels imitating the webbing of a baseball glove. The premium black leather upper is contrasted by a white lining while baseball ribbon stitching hits the heel along with ’45’ PE branding in a nod to MJ’s baseball and basketball comeback number. There’s no word yet on a Release Date but stay tuned for more info on this oddity called the Air Jordan 9 Baseball Glove right here

NIKE LEBRON 13 PERFORMANCE REVIEW

LeBron James signed a lifetime deal with Nike, cementing his already stable position as Nike’s current top endorser. That means it’s no surprise that Nike would use a person in such a position to help lead new innovative technology. But at times, Nike is arguably even better at marketing that innovation, than the innovation itself. Sometimes it takes a try or two to get that technology right. The LeBron 13 doesn’t necessarily introduce any new technology, but it implements recent innovations like Hyperposite and hexagonal Zoom better than any shoe before it.

Traction – The traction used on the LeBron 13 is something that I was initially unimpressed with – visually – but they ended up working really well on-court. The hex pods found throughout the outsole feature large bars that act like herringbone, and are implemented in multiple directions for coverage no matter how or where you’re moving. I was unable to play on a really dusty court so I can’t tell you how dust affects their performance this time around, but on clean and very lightly dusty courts they had zero issues and were very consistent.

Cushion – The setup here is similar to the LeBron 12, but they feel much better than the 12’s did. I still couldn’t really feel the two smaller Hex-Zoom units located on the lateral section of the foot, but the met unit and heel unit were amazing. Those two zones cover a large amount of space, plus they’re both 13mm thick…that’s a pretty damn thick Zoom unit. You can feel the bounce and responsiveness with every stride, and that is something that was truly lacking with the 12.

The old saying holds true: if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.

Something that was greatly improved due to the new setup was transition. Heel to toe strides are no longer clunky and instead really smooth. The LeBron 12’s had an awesome Zoom unit located in the heel but was met with a hard Posite-covered midsole upon impact. Now all you have is lightweight Phylon and Zoom aiding you through your stride and it makes the shoe feel as light as they actually are.

Materials – The upper is comprised of a one-piece booty with plenty of additional overlays that offer both support where you need it and flexibility where you want it. At their base there is the sock booty, followed by Dynamic Flywire. This provides you with a comfortable fit and minor lockdown support. Then you have a lot of TPU or Fuse in zoned areas. These areas offer zero stretch so your fit isn’t going to be compromised while making hard cuts or changes in direction — this is one thing the upper does better than the MegaFuse/ Mesh build found on last year’s LeBron 12. These TPU layers feel pretty awkward upon trying them on, and all I can say is that you really won’t be satisfied with the upper until you take them on-court and play in them.

The last two layers are mesh and HyperPosite. Basically, the mesh is there to add a final layer without adding too much weight to the shoe while the Posite is there to protect the mesh. Nike states that the HyperPosite provides “Zoned impact protection” but that’s pretty vague. So I’m just assuming it’s really there to protect the mesh — much like the MegaFuse was to protect the mesh on the 12’s. The Posite overlays will not alleviate the pressure from impact when someone steps or lands on you. Trust me…being a smaller player, I get stepped on. A lot.

Fit —I feel they fit true to size, but there is a tiny bit of room length wise in the toe. I don’t feel going down 1/2 size was necessary for me – as I love how my pair fits – but trying them on to determine the perfect size for you is always best.

Those of you with high arches will definitely want to try them on first because the Fuse/ Posite layer that rests on top of the midfoot — like I mentioned before — has zero stretch. So that area might have a negative affect on the fit for some people. However, lockdown due to the Fuse/ Posite sections was fantastic. Again, they feel very awkward when you try them on, and you have to break them in (slightly) each time you go out and play. But once the materials are warmed up then you’re pretty much locked into the shoe and all you’ll have is a great on-court experience. Unless you’re having an off night, and let’s face it, we all have those from time to time.

The only area that I can really say I disliked was the collar height. Not because I prefer low tops, but because there were times it dug into my legs a bit. It wasn’t horrible or to the point where it rubbed the skin raw, but it wasn’t something I enjoyed either

Support – All of the aforementioned features, from their tooling to their fit, have a positive effect on their support. The 13’s sport a wide base that feels stable — even though there are a couple of large volume Zoom units in place — and the base is slightly wider than the upper so it cradles the foot really nicely (which aids in stability). The materials and fit all do their job with support as well. There are plenty of areas with flex and mobility, but zero stretch. So you’re able to maneuver on-court without feeling like you’re wearing a pair of Timberland’s.

Overall – I didn’t like them when I first tried them on. Like, not even a little. However, they are really dope on-court kicks that perform really well. Traction and cushion were pretty beastly. The materials are something I personally liked more on last year’s model, but larger players will love that combination of flexibility/mobility and support. They’re ultra lightweight too, despite how bulky they look. Light enough to where a small Guard can still maneuver around the court perfectly fine.

As far as their price/ value. That is really your choice. Set up a budget and stick to it. Does a shoe’s performance really change just because of a higher or lower dollar value? No, not at all. If these would have released exactly as they are for $40 versus their $200 price tag; would their performance have changed in any way? Nope. There are great performance models out there and their retail prices range from dirt cheap to hell nah you crazy. So, if a shoe meets your on-court needs and they are within your budget grab a pair and enjoy them on-court. After all, that’s what they were made for.

AIR JORDAN 7 “WILD ‘N OUT” PES FOR NICK CANNON FIRST LOOK

Air Jordans, now commonly known as Jordan Brand has a long and rich history starting from 1985 when the first model was released, the Air Jordan 1.

Not only was Michael Jordan defying gravity and schooling opponents, but his Air Jordans were sought after because everybody wanted to be like Mike.

Nick Cannon’s obsession with sneakers has finally paid off. The successful actor/comedian/host has one of the most thorough sneaker closests in his New Jersey home, and in today’s episode of Complex Closets with Joe La Puma, Cannon revealed a special PE made for him, commemorating the hilarious Wild ‘N Out variety show. The shoes are a mix of grey, black, orange, and gold and also feature the show’s logo on the translucent sole. Nick says the shoes are releasing in very limited quantities, but it is likely that these are a friends and family issue rather than a public release. He also mentions that an Air Jordan 11 “Wild ‘N Out” is coming as well. See below for the full episode of Complex Closets and let us know what you think about this Wild ‘N Out PE.

 

ADIDAS RELEASING YEEZY ADILETTE SLIPPERS FIRST LOOK

 

According to Jazzy, who posted this photo on Instagram, these are a sample left behind by a former acquaintance who is or was emplyed by Kanye West. While the adidas YEEZY Slides never made a retail appearance as of yet, the brand did create them.
The sample adidas YEEZY Slides are owned by Jazerai Allen-Lord and is a size 11 sample based off the Adilette. The Slides were made for Kanye West and she obtained them from YEEZY’s wardrobe stylist who was previously her business partner.

At the time of writing, there isn’t any confirmation that an adidas YEEZY Slide will release and it looks like they may just stay a sample.

The adidas Yeezy footwear line may be ready to include a brand new model as we get a look at a pair of adidas adilette sandals with YEEZY logos on the sole.The Yeezy Mafia notes that these may potentially release during the Fall 2017 season. Would you like for these adidas Yeezy slippers to release? If you don’t own a pair of Yeezys yet, would you consider these as your first?

Nike Air Max Flair ‘Cool Grey’ Relaesing Date

Nike Sportswear is continuing to add to their Nike Air Max Flair releases for the warmer months. One of the upcoming releases is the Nike Air Max Flair ‘Cool Grey’ which has already released overseas.

This Nike Air Max Flair comes dressed in a clean Cool Grey and Black color combination. Across the uppers is the use of Grey while constructed with textile mesh. Dark Grey is also used which outlines the large ‘AIR’ across the panels. Black is then applied to the collar while filling in the visible Air unit and outsole.

Nike Air Max Flair Cool Grey Release Date

The Nike Air Max Flair ‘Cool Grey’ will release at select Nike Sportswear retailers and Nike.com during Summer 2017. Retail price will be $120. Once we have more information, we will make sure to update you.

Nike Air Max Flair
Cool Grey/Cool Grey-Black
Summer 2017
$120
942236-003

Air Jordan 2 Converse UNC Alumni Pack Release Date

The Air Jordan Converse UNC Alumni Pack will include the Air Jordan 2 and the Converse Fastbreak Mid which will debut on June 28th, 2017.

This isn’t the first time that Jordan Brand connected with Converse. The first time was back in 2012 to release a special Converse shoe with Jumpman branding while coming in a University of North Carolina theme. Limited to 23 packs which were auctioned off with proceeds going to the James R. Jordan Foundation.

The pack will include the Air Jordan 2 ‘Alumni Game’ and the Converse Fastbreak Mid. The Air Jordan 2 features a UNC theme while mixing Black and Red which mimics the PE Michael Jordan wore in the Alumni Game. On the heel it reads “MJ” and “6/28/87” which is the date when the Alumni Game took place.

For the Converse Fastbreak Mid, they were worn by Michael Jordan during the 1984 Olympics. Once again featuring a University of North Carolina theme, they feature a predominate White base while UNC Blue accents the branding and around the collar.

Air Jordan x Converse UNC Alumni Pack
Multi-color/Multi-color
June 28, 2017
$300
917931-900

Nike Air More Uptempo Women’s ‘Shine’ Releasing in 2017

The Nike Air More Uptempo ‘Shine’ is apart of a new collection from Nike Sportswear which is releasing exclusively for women during the Holiday 2017 season.

Apart of the women’s exclusive ‘Shine’ Pack, also releasing alongside the Nike Air More Uptempo is the Air Foamposite One and the Air Force 1 Upstep PRM LX.

This Nike Air More Uptempo features a Dark Stucco, White and Black color combination. Across the uppers features Dark Stucco while the large ‘AIR’ receives an iridescent finish. Iridescent is also seen on the tongue label while Scottie Pippen’s Olympic number 8 is stitched on the heel in Gold. Completing the look is Dark Stucco, White and Black on the outsole.

Nike Air More Uptempo Shine Release Date

The Nike Air More Uptempo Shine is scheduled to release at select Nike Sportswear retailers exclusively in women’s sizing during the Holiday 2017 season. Retail price is set at $160. Below you can check out more images which will give you a closer look.

Nike Air More Uptempo Shine
Dark Stucco/White-Black
Holiday 2017
$160
917593-001

Nike KD 10 ‘Oreo’ Release Date

It is time again –Time for Final NBA , so the sneaker world  is hottest  in this summer .

We have a handful of Nike KD 10 color options coming with the first launching this month. Expected to release soon is the Nike KD 10 ‘Oreo’.

This Nike KD 10 achieves the Oreo theme by using a mixture of Black and White. As you can see both shades mix together across the Flyknit upper while also applied to the laces. Black is then seen on the cage overlay and tongue backdrop. Completing the look is a full length Zoom Air unit and White on the Nike Swoosh, KD branding, midsole and outsole.

Nike KD 10 Oreo
Black/White
July 1, 2017
$150
897815-001

Nike KD 10 ‘Be True’ Releasing Date

Nike Basketball created the Nike KD 10 ‘Be True’ which is apart of their Pride Month offerings. This special KD 10 was given to WNBA star Essence Carson.

This Nike KD 10 celebrating Pride Month features a predominate Black upper which extends across the tongue, liner, heel and laces. Following we have Yellow which lands on the KD and Nike Swoosh while accenting the lace tips. Linking back to the Be True series is a gradient rainbow on the translucent outsole.

At the time of writing, it isn’t known if the Be True Nike KD 10 will actually release or stay a player exclusive for Essence Carson. Once we have additional information, we will make sure to update you. For now you can check out more images below and let us know in the comments section your thoughts.

 

Air Jordan Release Date In 2017

The Air Jordan line is a yearly set of sneakers originally serving as the signature model for Michael Jordan. Since the original debut of the Air Jordan 1 in 1985, these popular basketball shoes continue to be released and restocked in a variety of of colorways and styles. It is now the most popular signature sneaker line ever created.

Now we at have the latest and most up to date Air Jordan Releases for 2017 and 2018. All the popular releases from Jordan Brand for 2017 are listed below. While the majority of Air Jordan Release Dates are confirmed, some do change and this is why we continue to update you on a daily basis. This section should be used as a guide in helping find the next big Jordan release and ensuring you never miss out. Not only do we at Sneaker Hello  have the launch dates available, but the prices, colorways, style codes and a link helping you locate where to buy the latest release. Stay current with all the new Jordans coming out.

Air Jordan Release Date In  June 2017

 

This Air Jordan XXX1 features a clean Black and White color combination. Starting the Flyweave off at the toe is White however it gradients to Black. Across the heel we have Black used again which is constructed with leather. White is used again this time on the Jumpman branding and midsole. Completing the look is a translucent outsole.

Air Jordan XXX1 Low
Black/White
June 2, 2017
$160
897564-002

This Air Jordan 7 dubbed ‘Pure Money’ comes dressed in a White, Metallic Silver and Pure Platinum color combination. Featuring White leather on the overlays, Pure Platinum lands on the base which is done in nubuck. Completing the look is Metallic Silver accents seen on the Jumpman branding.

Air Jordan 7 ‘Pure Money’
Release Date: June 3, 2017
Color: White/Metallic Silver-Pure Platinum
Style Number: 304775-120
Price: $190

This Air Jordan 4 features a White, Boarder Blue and Light Sand color combination. Across the base is predominate White while constructed with tumbled leather. Following is Light Sand that accents the uppers. Finishing the look is Boarder Blue on the Jumpman branding.

Air Jordan 4 GS Linen
White/Boarder Blue-Light Sand
June 10, 2017
$140
487724-118

For 2017, nothing has really changed for this Jordan 13 Low. As you can see the shoes are dressed in the traditional black and chutney color theme. Using black leather throughout, the paneling is done in suede chutney. Furthermore a gold Jumpman logo will be placed by the ankle once again.

Air Jordan 13 Low Chutney
Black/Chutney
June 10, 2017
$175
310810-022

The Air Jordan 13 features a White and Gold color combination while the hologram will have the year 98 and an image of Jordan taking what’s known as ‘The Last Shot’. The Air Jordan 14 comes in predominate Black while Gold accents are used. Metallic Gold will represent the Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy.

Air Jordan DMP
Release Date: June 14, 2017
Color: Multi-Color/Multi-Color
Style Number: 897563-900
Price: $500

The Air Jordan 13 14 Deigning Moments Pack is scheduled to release at select Jordan Brand retailers on June 14th, 2017. Retail price will be $500. Below you can check out more images of the two which will serve as a first look. Expect more information and photos to come soon. Visit the comments section and let us know your thoughts on the two. Make sure to check back with us for updates.

Air Jordan DMP
Release Date: June 14, 2017
Color: Multi-Color/Multi-Color
Style Number: 897563-900
Price: $500

This Air Jordan 4 has an Alternate theme of the original ‘Motorsport’ while dressed in Black, Game Royal, Matte Silver and White. Black covers most of the uppers while constructed with leather, while Matte Silver lands on the Jumpman branding on the heel and winged eyelets. Other highlights include White accents while Game Royal across the liner, Jumpman on the tongue and part of the outsole.

Air Jordan 4 ‘Alternate Motorsport’
Release Date: June 17, 2017
Color: Black/Game Royal-Matte Silver-White
Style Number: 308497-006
Price: $190

The Playoff edition of the Air Jordan 13 has released a few times over the years. The original release took place during 1997. We then saw the model return in retro form back in 2011. In 2017, Jordan Brand aims to give them the remastered treatment.

Air Jordan 13 Playoffs
Black/True Red-White
June 20, 2017
$190
414571-004

 

 

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