Under Armour ArchiTech Futurist Sneaker Releases tomorrow

Under Armour just unveiled their 3D printed sneaker, the Under Armour ArchiTech Futurist. Under Armour is calling the model a super hybrid training sneaker which features a 3D printed midsole and outsole.

Looking closer, you can tell that they have a futuristic design, but that’s also labeled in the name. The uppers feature the Under Armour Speedform technology while a zip-up shroud covers the lacing system. Like mentioned, the midsole and sole was created by using 3-D printing technology.

Under Armour ArchiTech Futurist 3-D Release Date

The Under Armour ArchiTech Futurist is scheduled to release on June 20th, 2017 in limited quantities exclusively at Concepts Cambridge location as well as online. They will be available on a first come, first served basis. Retail price is set at $300. Below you can check out more images which will give you a closer look.

Under Armour ArchiTech Futurist
June 20, 2017
$300

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Premium Essentials ‘Sail’ First Look +On feet

Jordan Brand is building upon their Premium Essentials series with the Air Jordan 1. Launching towards the end of June is the Air Jordan 1 Premium Essentials ‘Sail’ which will debut alongside the ’Triple Black’ edition.

This Air Jordan 1 is highlighted with a Sail and University Red color combination. Constructed with a mixture of smooth and tumbled leather throughout while perforations land on the toe box and the Wings branding by the collar is debossed. Having a predominate Sail takeover, University Red is used to fill in the Nike Air branding on the tongue and covers the insoles.

Air Jordan 1 Premium Essentials Sail Release Date

The Air Jordan 1 High OG Premium Essentials Sail is scheduled to release at select Jordan Brand retailers including online at Nike.com on June 20th, 2017. Retail price will be $160. Below you can check out more images which will give you better look. Make sure to visit the comments section with your thoughts on them and if you plan on buying.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG
Sail/University Red
June 20, 2017
$160
555088-114

PSNY x Air Jordan 12 Collection Releasing on June 28th

The PSNY x Air Jordan 12 Collection will release on June 28th, 2017. Included is three new colorways which includes Wheat, Bordeaux and Olive.

All three of the Air Jordan 12s by Public School New York are constructed with a premium nubuck upper. In addition, each will feature PSNY branding on the tongue and insoles. The respective color used covers the entire shoes while also landing on the midsole and outsole. Finishing the look we have a Public School hangtag.

PSNY x Air Jordan 12 Release Date

The Air Jordan 12 PSNY Collection will release at select Jordan Brand retailers on June 28th, 2017. So far we have confirmation that the collection will be available via Nike SNKRS in NYC, Paris and Milan. Retail price will be $300. Below you can check out a few additional preview images which will show you the entire collection.

PSNY x Air Jordan 12
June 28, 2017
$300

Nike Air Foamposite One PRM ‘Abalone’ Releasing in 2018

The Nike Air Foamposite One ‘Abalone’ is a premium release from Nike Sportswear. Furthering the exotic releases, this Nike Air Foamposite One will release during Spring 2018.
Abalone is defined as a sea snail. Iridescent is seen on the inside of the shell of the Red Abalone that is found in California. Take note that the 2018 All-Star Game is being held in Los Angeles, meaning this Nike Foamposite could be the 2018 All-Star release (not confirmed).

This Nike Air Foamposite One is highlighted with an iridescent Foamposite shell that features Abalone shells. Following we have a light shade of Blue on the Nike Swoosh by the toe, Penny branding on the tongue and heel which will be anodized. Black covers the eyestays, around the collar, tongue, laces and carbon fiber plate. Completing the look is the same shade of Blue across the translucent outsole.

Nike Air Foamposite One Abalone Release Date

The Nike Air Foamposite One Abalone will release at select Nike Sportswear retailers during Spring 2018. Although not confirmed, it’s rumored to be apart of the 2018 All-Star Collection. Since this is a Premium model, retail price is set at $250. Once we have more information and images, we will make sure to update you.

Nike Air Foamposite One PRM Abalone
Spring 2018
$250
575420-009

Air Jordan 9 ‘Baseball Glove’ Featuring Brown Leather First Look

 

The Air Jordan 9 Brown Leather Baseball Glove is apart of a new pack from Jordan Brand which will release alongside the Black edition. Michael Jordan had a short stint in baseball playing for the Birmingham Barons and the Brand continues to pay homage to his legacy in the sport.

This Air Jordan 9 is similar to that of the previous baseball inspired release which will feature the number 45 on the heel, woven lacing on the panels and heel just like a baseball glove and raw finished laces. Making this pair different is Brown leather used across the uppers. Completing the look is a White midsole.

Here is where things get interesting. Rumor has it that each pair you purchase will be wrapped in plastic, similar to that of baseball cards. You won’t know which pair you will get until you actually open the packaging. This could also lead to be trading just like back in the days with baseball cards.

Below you can check out another image of the Brown Leather Air Jordan 9 Baseball Glove. At the time of writing, release information nor a retail price is available. Once we learn of additional information, we will make sure to update you. Make sure to visit the comments section with your thoughts on this model as well as the idea.

Air Jordan 5 ‘Blue Suede’ is Releasing soon

 

The Air Jordan 5 ‘Blue Suede’ is apart of Jordan Brand’s Fall 2017 offerings and will release during September. Apart of the ‘Fire and Ice’ Pack which joins the Air Jordan 5 Red Suede.

This Air Jordan 5 comes dressed in a Game Royal and Black color combination. Across the uppers is predominate Blue while constructed with suede. Black accents will be hinted on the midsole and liner. Other details include 3M on the tongue and a translucent outsole.

Air Jordan 5 Blue Suede Release Date

The ‘Blue Suede’ Air Jordan 5 is set to release at select Jordan Brand retailers on September 30th, 2017. Retail price will be $190. Like always, make sure to check back with us for details.

Below you can check out a few more images of the Air Jordan 5 ‘Blue Suede’. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

Air Jordan 5 Blue Suede
Game Royal/Black
September 30, 2017
$190
136021-401

Air Jordan 4 “US Super Nintendo” Custom Shows Love to NBA Jam

If you watched the 2017 NBA Playoffs then you know the Golden State Warriors achieved team fire on many an occasion. Nearly sweeping the field, the Air Jordan 4 “US Super Nintendo” Custom pays homage to the Bay Area hoop squad with a vintage NBA Jam aesthetic and a bit of irony.

Tongue tagging sees trophy accolades on the left, but also features a screenshot that reads ‘Cleveland Wins!’ Maybe made before Monday? Hard to call, but awesome either way.

JORDAN CP3.VI AE PERFORMANCE REVIEW

Still one of the best Guard shoes available

Traction – If I trust a shoe enough to wear it during league games then traction is A+. There are only a few shoes that have good enough traction to be worn on that floor and the CP3.VI & CP3.VI AE are two of them.

Cushion – The cushion hasn’t changed. It’s still minimal and consistent. Perfect for Guard play or if you just like the way they feel in general. Remember, when we (reviewers) make suggestions… they are just that. It’s up to you to know what your preferences are and we just kind of help you know what you are looking at when it comes to a sneakers performance attributes.

For those who did not know, Podulon is a dual density foam setup. Lightweight Phylon along with a Cushlon insert are in place which give you a soft cushioned ride where you need it and a bit of firmness where needed as well. It is less responsive than Lunarlon – only slightly – and Zoom Air but it will last you longer than Lunarlon due to the rubber added within the foam mixture when being produced.

Material – The Fuse used on the original CP3.VI was thin enough to be flexible but this setup enhances that with the use of overlay panels and mesh. For some, Fuse is annoying as it could pinch or refuse to stretch – since its plastic – so that is where a premium synthetic will come in. It just feels a little nicer so if you are a player that enjoys leathers and nubuck then the AE will be the way to go. If you wanted to stick with an upper that is easy to clean and durable then go with the original model.

Fit – They fit true to size and the shoe still fits like a glove. Last time around I was unable to achieve secure heel lockdown and this time around the experience was much different. The shoe fit perfectly – for me – from heel to forefoot and that was the greatest improvement overall.

Ventilation – Air flow is just slightly better than the original but still nothing to write home about. I personally didn’t notice the any ventilation issues while wearing them on-court and realistically, you can only tell that you are missing out when you switch to something more ventilated like the Nike Zoom Hyperdisruptor; seen in the image above.

Support – The arch and torsional support remain unchanged but the uppers support is greater to the increased lockdown from the heel. Since your heel won’t be popping out the shoe anytime soon, you can make your moves with confidence as your foot is kept secure and stable within the shoe.

Overall – The Jordan CP3.VI was my personal top pick for Guards in 2012… at this point in time… I still feel it is one of the best Guard oriented shoes available. Yes, the Air Jordan XX8 might be the “better” of the two when directly comparing certain aspects but overall, you get exactly what you pay for with the CP3.VI AE; a solid performer with substantial traction and fit all sitting on a low to the ground platform. Just what a Guard might ask for.

Nike Kobe AD ‘Igloo’ Release Date

 

Need to cool down this Summer? Nike Basketball is dropping its next colorway of the Kobe A.D. in a light mint “igloo” colorway in Summer 2017 offerings and will release during July.

Keeping things simple, this Nike Kobe AD comes dressed in Igloo and Black. Igloo which resembles that of a faint or Mint Green is seen across the uppers while extending across the tongue, laces, heel and liner. Following we have Black which lands on the Nike Swoosh, Kobe branding, speckled across the midsole and across the outsole.

Nike Kobe AD Igloo Release Date

The Nike Kobe AD Igloo is scheduled to release at select Nike Basketball retailers including Nike.com on July 1st, 2017. Retail price is set at $160. Once we have more images, we will make sure to update you. For now you can check out another preview photo below and let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

Nike Kobe AD
Igloo/Black
July 1, 2017
$160
852425-300

 

Air Jordan 11 Low IE ‘Fire Red’ PE VS Air Jordan 11 Low IE ‘Midnight Navy’

The Air Jordan 11 Low IE ‘Midnight Navy’ is apart of Jordan Brand’s Fall 2017 Collection. Also releasing is the Fire Red edition which is tied to Michael Jordan, however this pair is a brand new colorway.

This Air Jordan 11 Low IE features a Midnight Navy and White color combination. Navy covers the uppers while constructed with leather on the base and suede on the overlays. In addition we have White which runs across the midsole and completing the look is a translucent outsole.

Air Jordan 11 Low IE Midnight Navy Release Date

The Air Jordan 11 Low IE Midnight Navy is scheduled to release at select Jordan Brand retailers on July 29th, 2017. Retail price will be $170. Continue to scroll below to check out more images which will give you a closer look. Make sure to visit the comments section with your thoughts on this release.

Air Jordan 11 Low IE Midnight Navy
Midnight Navy/White
July 29, 2017
$170
919712-400

If this Air Jordan 11 looks familiar, it’s due to the fact that Jordan Brand designed a Sample pair back in 2011 which was being called ‘Varsity Red’. Dating even further back, Michael Jordan had a player exclusive he wore on the court back in 1996.

The Air Jordan 11 Low IE ‘Fire Red’ is apart of a few pairs of the Air Jordan 11 Low IE returning. We recently showed you the ‘Navy’ edition and to follow up is a new variation inspired by the Chicago Bulls.

Although nicknamed ‘Fire Red’, this Air Jordan 11 Low IE features a White, Gym Red and Black color combination. Across the base we have White which is constructed with leather. Black is then applied to the Jumpman branding and liner. Completing the look is Gym Red which runs across the overlays that extends across the toe and heel with subtle elephant print while also landing on the translucent outsole.

Air Jordan 11 Low IE Fire Red 2017 Release Date

The ‘Fire Red’ Air Jordan 11 Low IE is scheduled to release at select Jordan Brand retailers during September 2017. Retail price is set at $170. Although a specific release date is not available, we will make sure to update you. Below you can check out more images and make sure to visit us for additional news.

Air Jordan 11 Low IE Fire Red
White/Gym Red-Black
September 2017
$170
919712-101