For decades Jordan Brand has been known for boasting some of the top of the line performance basketball shoes. The new Air Jordan XX9 is no exception. Introducing the first full performance woven upper, the Air Jordan XX9 is both revolutionary and environmentally friendly. Drawing it’s inspiration from fine tailored Italian suits with the ‘Tailored For Flight’ campaign, the Air Jordan XX9 promises a customized fit for any type or style of player. Aside from evolving the Flight Plate introduced in the XX8, the new woven upper of the XX9 will allow Jordan Brand to produce high quality HD images onto the silhouette. Be on the look out for the first two colorways of the Air Jordan XX9 to drop in September just in time for Back To School and the start of the new Basketball season.
Reebok Classics continues their relationship with Distinct Life, a creative agency out of Detroit, Michigan with their latest collaboration. This time the creative canvas is Reebok’s popular retro 80′s runner silhouette the GL 6000. The group effort is sure to please with an upper boasting a plethora of premium materials featuring; leather, suede, nubuck, and mesh before being finished off with a fan favorite gum bottom. Look for the Distinct Life Reebok Classics GL 6000 to drop Saturday, April 26th exclusively at Burn Rubber sneaker boutique in Detroit with a wider release happening a week later Saturday, May 3rd.
Reebok Classics is back with yet another classic basketball sneaker from years past. This time we are given Glenn ‘Big Dog’ Robinson’s classic The Rail sneaker paying tribute to the final team of his career, The San Antonio Spurs. Upon first glance newbies may mistake this pair for a south beach color scheme, but OGs know it actually derives from the Southwest Native American art that’s inherent to San Antonio, Texas. Be on the lookout for the San Antonio inspired Reebok Classics The Rail basketball sneakers to hit stores on Friday, April 25th. Adult sizes will run you only $100, while grade school sizes can be corralled for just $85.
After a successful collaboration with Riccardo Tisci, Nike Sportswear is already at it again, this time teaming up with Pigalle. The Parisian fashion house put their spin on two of Nike’s historic basketball shoes; the Air Force 1 Low and Air Force 1 Hi. Each of the sneakers are treated to feature an aged look one would find on a well broken in basketball goal rim. The collection is completed with rivaling tank tops and short sets, as well as a tee shirt, basketball, and hat. Look for the 2014 Nike x Pigalle collection to hit select stores on Saturday, April 26th.
Nike SB is continuing to pay tribute to the Air Jordan I with their latest rendition by Bones Brigade hero Lance Mountain. For this release the OG street skater puts his spin on the iconic basketball shoes often worn by skaters in the mid 80′s by painting them like back in the day. Two mismatched pairs have been coated in black or white paint and once skated they reveal the fan favorite Bred (black and red) or Royal (black and royal) OG Jordan colorways. Rock them mismatch like Lance himself, or pick up both pairs to have matching OG sets after you skate and destroy. Search for these to hit select Nike SB retailers on June 7th. Have you seen them?
Portland Trailblazers All Star and 2013 Rookie Of The Year Damian Lillard has extended his partnership with adidas hoops. After a few successful retro sneaker releases including a Real Deal and Crazy 8 playing tribute to the rising star we can expect to see Lillard continue to wear adidas hoops in the foreseeable future. This includes his 2014 NBA Playoffs run and traveling the world with the brand in the off season. Surely this is a welcome addition to an adidas hoops roster that already boasts the talents of D Rose, Dwight Howard, Jeremy Lin and more.
Reebok Classics is back at it with a new Athletic Pack collection of their popular 80′s runner the GL 6000. The pack features 3 quality suede and nylon uppers with colorways inspired by traditional athletics color palettes. Be on the look out for these at select Reebok retailers just in time for spring.
Sneaker Politics takes part in the Reebok Classics Instapump Fury 20th anniversary celebration with a special release. Louisiana’s cornerstone sneaker boutique brings the legend of the Rougarou to life with their rendition of the classic running sneaker. Inspiration from the creature of Cajun folk lore can be seen throughout the limited edition upper. The Reebok Classics Instapump Fury 20th anniversary Rougarou by Sneaker Politics will be available at all three of their locations Friday, April 11 at 11 AM and remaining pairs will be sold on SneakerPolitics.com at 1 PM for $170.
adidas originals continues with the return of the classic Top Ten basketball sneaker with the brand-new Cities Pack. The pack features for Sneakers drawing inspiration from Detroit, New York, Adidas originals continues with their run of the classic top 10 basketball sneaker with the brand-new cities pack. The pack features for Sneakers drawing inspiration from Detroit (Red), Los Angeles (White), New York (Black), and Miami (Emerald). If you missed out on the original release in 1979 when the top 10 was rocked by the most elite professional basketball players on the court, you can catch The Adidas top 10 cities pack in stores now for $90.
As Nike Basketball‘s signature athletes continue to gear up for the NBA Playoffs, Nike gets ready to drop another Elite Collection. The Nike Basketball Gold Collection will debut in stores Friday, June 6th. The pack features the usual line up of Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant’s KD VI, Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant’s Kobe 9, and of course Miami Heat’s LeBron James’ LeBron 11. All the signature models feature premium materials and the latest in Nike Basketball technology with metallic gold accents. As we watch their quest for the championship in anticipation for the release of the Nike Basketball Elite Gold Collection, we can only wait and see if this is the only gold they’ll be touting come June.