Now since the Air Jordan 8 is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year we’ll be seeing an Air Jordan 8 Championship Pack that celebrates Michael’s 3rd NBA Championship and the Bulls first three-peat season that took place in 1992-1993. At the moment there is no images of the shoes but the pack will include two colorways of the Air Jordan 8, one in black and one in white. As was the case with the previous two Championship Packs, each shoe is expected to be inspired by the look of Champagne bottles and Cigars and will feature premium materials.
The Air Jordan 8 Championship Pack is currently scheduled to release some time in June 2016 with each pair retailing for $250. Make sure you check back with Kicks On Fire for the latest updates on this latest Championship Pack from Jordan Brand.
Note: The image above is NOT of the Air Jordan 8 Championship Pack.
Theres A Triple Black Colorway Of The Jordan Spike 40
The Jordan Spike 40 Low showcased Spike Lee’s dedication to Jordan Brand this past October, as the famed film director moved on past the styles of the Son of Mars, Spiz’ike, and more to claim his very own original lifestyle model with the Jumpman. The latest colorway exudes a certain premium quality, as a “Triple Black” look is accented by Metallic Gold hits throughout for a look reminiscent of Drake’s OVO Jordan 10s. A reflective 3M even manages to bring a Gold Foil brilliance when light hits the ankle collar and heel. No word yet on a release date, but you can check out more photos below.
Porsche Design got a chance to create their own installment of the adidas Ultra Boost, as the infamous sports car company revitalized the upper with unique black overlays that’s as far a departure from the usual Primeknit as possible. Unique waffle-iron like patterns hit throughout in a forward motion while nearly all three stripe branding is ditched for the ‘Porsche Design Sport’ callout. What do you think of Porshe’s take on Boost? Check out more detailed shots below and know that this pair will be available for purchase this Spring 2016 season.
On the comeback in this early portion of 2016, the Kobe-Bryant-associated Nike Zoom Huarache 2K4 has recently shown up in a few OG colorways, but this certainly isn’t one of them. The classic early-2000’s Nike Basketball model gets a unique new redesign, featuring perforated panels and the absence of its usual Swoosh on each lateral side. The all-white upper is accented with vibrant pops of bright crimson and silver throughout the upper and sole. If you’re feeling the Swoosh-less 2K4’s, be on the look out for them soon at select Nike Sportswear retailers.
With the Spring/Summer seasons here it should be no surprise to see that lots of brands will be releasing low-top renditions of some of their most classic sneakers. Today we get a first look at an upcoming colorway of the Air Jordan 11 Low.
Dressed in Navy Blue upper on the ballistic mesh upper and the patent leather mudguard, this new colorway of the Air Jordan 11 also features a white midsole for contrast and a gum outsole. The gum outsole is a welcomed sight since we’ve never seen an Air Jordan 11 with a gum outsole.
Take a first look at the sneaker above that will be releasing later this year and stay tuned to Kicks On Fire for release updates.
A navy blue Air Jordan 11? I like how Jordan Brand is thinking outside the box a bit and giving us a completely new colorway. The gum outsole is also a really nice look. The only thing I’m not too happy about is that it’s a low-top. Maybe once I see better pics I’ll be able to give better judgement.
Is The Nike Air Max LD-Zero H The Best Release On Air Max Day?
Jordan Brand Bringing Wool Materials To The Air Jordan 3 and 12
For most dwelling in the Northern Hemisphere, rocking Jordan retros isn’t a year-round affair because of the slush and snow. Jordan Brand has tried to reinvent some of their offerings in winterized flavors before – think the Jordan Spiz’ike with a boot tooling and rugged exterior – but now we’re getting word that the Air Jordan 3 and Air Jordan 12 will be the beneficiaries of premium wool uppers. The info floated around Twitter today complete with style code and color information with a vague release outline of October and December. Stay tuned for more Jordan release dates right here on Sneaker News and let us know if you think outfitting Jordan retros in winterized finishes is a good idea by taking your thoughts to our comments section.
Nike To Release Air Max Models Designed By Hiroshi, Tinker, and Mark Parker
Air Max Day 2016 is almost here, and Nike Sportswear has plenty of awesome releases planned for the festive occasion. From a bevy of enticing retros, three Nike Air Max Zero releases, and exclusive Air Max models designed by the likes of Hiroshi Fujiwara, Tinker Hatfield, and Mark Parker, the celebration of visible air will once again be a very special occasion. Nike Sportswear enlisted the holy triumvirate that is HTM to each design their own unique Air Max offering and what we’re left with is a minimalist LD-based design from Hiroshi in the Nike Air Max LD-Zero; a bold Nike Air Max 90 turned Ultra Superfly from Tinker; and a new take on the Nike Air Max Ultra from Mark Parker. Which design is your favorite? The trio will release tomorrow, March 26th at retailers worldwide like Hype DC in Australia and other select stores around the globe.
Buy, Pass, Wait: Nike Air Max Vote Back, adidas Easter Collection
The rare Jordan-less weekend has left us with an Air-filled edition of Buy, Pass, Wait. With Nike Air Max Day about to hit, we take a look at the HTM releases that are sure to be tough to get and our choices for the Air Max Vote Back (spoiler: it’s a clean sweep). And since Easter is this Sunday, we also weigh in on both Nike and adidas’ offerings for the holiday.
What Shoe Did You Vote For In The Nike Air Max Vote Back?
Juan Martinez, Editor-In-Chief: I lobbied hard for the Atmos Elephant to take the Nike Air Max Vote Back. When the first polls came back, I was actually shocked and appalled and disgusted by what pairs were in the lead. So yes, with one day to go let’s all make a pact and do the right thing by voting for one of the best Air Max 1s ever made to make a proper retro release. It’s been too long.
Juan Carrillo, News: Air Max 1 Atmos Elephant. Everything about this shoe is amazing. Elephant print, clean. Color blocking, perfection. The jade Swoosh, pure icing on the cake. Do the right thing and bring these bad boys back.
Andres Carrillo, News: I voted for the Air Max 1 Atmos Elephant. There’s just something that looks so clean about elephant print on an Air Max 1 and those hits of teal give the shoe a nice pop. It’s not like I’ll be able to get a pair if they do release anyway so I’m not even really thinking about it.
Renz Ofiaza, News: Air Max 1 Atmos Elephant. I still remember how sought after these were when it initially released in 2007. I sold a pair of Dunks in order to have money for it but I missed out badly. That Teal Swoosh and elephant print, plus the overall colorway was just a dream come true for me.
Nike Air Max HTM Pack (Pick One)
EIC Juan: Nike Air Max LD-Zero H
It’s so Hiroshi to make something unexpected yet totally chill. Placing the upper of the Roshe LD-1000 on an Air Max 2014 sounds like a bad idea until you see it person. Now it looks like perfectly normal pair of Air Max kicks, but with the HTM moniker attached to it, don’t expect this to last long in stores.
News Juan: Nike Air Max LD-Zero H
Hiroshi Fujiwara’s Nike Air Max Zero-LD H is the pair that caught my eye the most. I’m not too crazy about the upper, but I’m a fan of the Air Max sole on the shoe. I’m unsure as to whether or not these will sell out, but I’m willing to risk it and wait it out to see if I could get these at a discounted price somewhere down the road. If I manage not to, I will survive.
Andres: Nike Air Max Ultra SuperFly T
I’m not really a fan of any of the Air Max HTM releases but if I had to pick one to buy it would be the Nike Air Max 90 Ultra Superfly T designed by Tinker Hatfield. I’m a fan of the Air Max 90 so adding a Flyknit collar and Ultra sole unit could only make it more comfortable, right? The only bad thing is that it kind of looks like a soccer cleat.
Renz: Nike Air Max Ultra M
I would consider the T model as well, but I’m more for low-top silhouettes. The build and colorway on this pair is pretty appealing in general and I’m just a fan of the classic design.
Nike Basketball Easter Collection (Pick One)
EIC Juan: Nike Kyrie 2 Easter
I’ve never been a fan of most of the Easter releases from Nike or adidas and that’s sad considering I have no shame when it comes to wearing brightly colored kicks. So when I pick the Nike Kyrie 2 Easter, it’s a half-hearted pick.
News Juan: Nike Kobe 11 Easter
I would not pick any of them, but since I’m forced to, I’d go with the Nike Kobe 11. I guess you could say it’s the one I dislike the least. Overall though, the entire pack is a pass, especially the LeBron 13, yuck.
Andres: Nike Kyrie 2 Easter
The Kyrie 2 is easily the best shoe out of the entire pack. It’s the only one that actually looks like it has an Easter theme to it. The only problem is that you’d only be able to wear these during Easter cause wearing shoes with graphics of eggs on them would look strange on any other day. Haha.
Renz: Nike Kyrie 2 Easter
Overall, I’m a fan of the model. I like how the theme was only placed on the rear and outsole. It’s aesthetically pleasing with an all-white upper as well.
adidas Basketball Easter Collection
It’s slightly better than the Nike Easter stuff, but that’s not really a compliment. As somebody who loves the severely underrated and heavily ignored Rose 6, this will be the one to get when it drops in price in a few weeks.
News Juan: adidas D Lillard 2 Easter
I’m not crazy about the colors used, and excess of pink on the shoe, but if it goes down in price, I wouldn’t mind waiting to pick up a pair.
Andres: adidas Crazylight Boost 2.5 Andrew Wiggins PE
Adidas did a great job with this Easter colorway of the Crazylight Boost 2.5. I like how they only used the egg dye print on the forefoot and left the Primeknit upper white. The small hits of pink are also a good look. If you ball on Easter this is the shoe to do it in.
Renz: adidas Crazylight Boost 2.5 Easter
In this theme, I actually like the model. I generally don’t, but the color combo on this pair is pretty nice. It can definitely be suitable for females also, but too much pink for my taste.
Air Jordan 6 Pinnacle In Gold Releasing In December
Holiday 2016 won’t disappoint, according to Michael Jordan’s son Marcus who recently saw his father’s brand’s winter product preview. One of the Jordan releases that will surely cause is a stir is the rumored Air Jordan 6 “Pinnacle”, which is described as a gold/white colorway releasing in December. While no true images exist, we can speculate that the Air Jordan 6 “Pinnacle” could look something like Spike Lee’s PE that was made for him for the Oscars. On the other hand, there’s a chance the hits of gold could be more selective, as seen on the original Air Jordan 6 DMP or the Air Jordan 6 Golden Moments. We’ve got more previews for Holiday 2016 coming soon so stay tuned and let us know what you think about the rumored “Pinnacle” 6s for December.
The adidas NMD has been a dominant force in adidas Originals’ lineup throughout 2016, and this weekend the three stripes continues to bring the heat with two more monochromatic, understated Boost x Primeknit offerings. The adidas NMD_R1 “White” is sure to be one of the best releases of the weekend for its white on white approach as a combination mesh woven construction rests atop one of the most comfortable cushion systems in the industry. And if you’re worried that you’d get that crisp pair a bit too dirty too fast, adidas is also offering an all black upper (unfortunately, there’s none of that new black Boost available for this pair just yet). Check out a brief look below and let us know if you plan on picking up either NMD offering.
A Detailed Look At The Nike Running Pinnacle Collection
A few classic models from the women’s Nike retro runner line reach their ‘Pinnacle’ this weekend with this classy new collection from Nike Sportswear. Each featuring a tonal premium leather upper in off-white, black, or grey, the Pinnacle collection includes the Air Max 1, Air Max 90, Pre Montreal Racer, and Air Max Thea in some of their most luxurious makeovers ever. Pick your favorites and then pick them up today and select Nike Sportswear retailers globally.
The jury’s still out on whether or not the whole colorway mash-up known as the “What The” treatment” is still hip in sneakers these days, but there’s no doubt that the upcoming Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG will be welcomed with open arms. Rumors of a What The Air Jordan 1 have been swirling around, but today, what appears to be an official Nike image has surfaced, giving us a first hint as to how this mash-up will be. This could be a photoshop rendering, but the color-blocking, which features hits of “Chicago”, “Bred”, “Royal”, “Shadow”, and much more is said to be on cue with the upcoming July release. Stay tuned for more updates on the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “What The” and let us know if this mash-up of colors fits the Air Jordan 1 silhouette.
The Kobe 11 Brave Blue Features Special Detailing On the Heel and Sole
Last month we saw that the upcoming “Brave Blue” colorway of the Nike Kobe 11 Low will feature a special patch on the right shoe’s heel, stating “I See Beauty In the Struggle”. But it turns out that’s not the only special subtle detail of the colorway sporting a gradient blue Flyknit upper. These official images of the shoe reveal that what we all previously thought was a solid white sole unit actually transitions to clear on the bottom for a look at the Zoom tech inside. Pretty cool, right? Oh, one more thing: the side Swooshes are reflective. If these new reveals of special detailing has your interest in the “Brave Blue” colorway piqued, set their April 14th release date to memory now.
In an unprecedented move, NIKEiD is offering a few models at discounted pricing. Why discount shoes that don’t actually even exist yet instead of just taking them off the NIKEiD site? We’re not sure, but you can benefit from lower prices for customizable options on models like the LunarGlide 7, LunarTempo 2, Roshe LD-1000, and even the KD 8 in standard and ASG options. The iD sale also includes women’s models like the Air Max 2016, Air Max Thea, Free TR 5, and more. Check out what you can customize at a discount price now in the clearance section of Nike.com.
A Detailed Look At The Nike Free Train Force Flyknit
Sure to have tons of crossover appeal in the casual sneaker market, Nike Training introduces the all-new Free Train Force Flyknit. In a chukka-like silhouette, the shoe combines a unique striped Flyknit weave on the upper while a Free sole below keeps them light and flexible throughout your workouts. Will we end up seeing more pairs of this stylish new trainer on the streets than in the gym? No release date has been announced for the Free Train Force Flyknit yet, so stay tuned for details.