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The Monochromatic Nike LeBron 13 Lava

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Following its initial view, an additional look at the forthcoming Nike LeBron 13 Lava is provided, which is expected to make its arrival starting next month.

Sporting a predominantly achromatic palette, grey covers the majority of its upper alongside metallic silver accents gracing the hyperposite overlays. Contrasting hits of black are implemented on the laces, Swoosh branding, unit and rubber sole unit, which also receives the defining hue with speckling throughout.

Additional red accents are also applied on the flywire system and heel tab to further pronounce its understated makeup. Priced at $200, you can purchase a pair at select Nike retailers starting Wednesday, March 9th.

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Author’s Take

I’m a fan of this silhouette in general. This colorway is easy on the eyes for sure. It’s pretty versatile as well.


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Nike Air Presto Palm Trees Available

The perfect summer sneaker gets ready for the warmer months with this tropical makeover on the Nike Air Presto. The “t-shirt for your feet” has been transformed into the “Hawaiian shirt for your feet” with this bold and fun tropical-minded look for the Presto. Not only do you get a print with palm trees and flowers, but you also get a blue-to-purple fade from toe to heel, along with the TPU cage in smoky black and a speckled sole below. It may not even be March yet, but you can get ready for summer with the “Palm Trees” Air Presto right now because they;re arriving at select shops like Sneaker Politics right now.

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Nike SB Hyperfeel Koston 3

Skateboarding footwear technology reaches the next level with the upcoming Hyperfeel Koston 3, which is unlike any skate shoe before it. Looking like part running shoe, part soccer shoe, part skate shoe, the bold Koston 3 will definitely prove to be a love-it-or-hate-it model in the skateboarding community with its techy Hyperfuse construction, textile heel collar, and flexible Free-inspired outsole. Previewed first yesterday in a “Lakers” colorway, today we get a look at a more neutral version in white and grey. Enjoy the early look and stay tuned for all the official details on the intriguing new Eric Koston signature shoe from Nike SB.

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Tune Out The Noise With The adidas D Lillard 2 Static


Damian Lillard is used to being looked over. It’s something that happened to him in High School, the NBA Draft, Team USA summer camps, and even this year’s All-Star Game. Dame wanted to remind everyone that he’s one of the game’s best young stars after the mid-season break by lighting up the league-best Warriors, blowing out the Western Conference juggernaut while becoming the quickest to record a 50 point game. It only took Dame 31 minutes and 6 seconds to log his career high against one of the NBA’s best defenses and the overall flurry definitely served as a reminder to how dangerous a weapon Lillard is on the court.

The rest of the talk is just noise. That’s the theme of the latest adidas D Lillard 2, nicknamed the “Static” for its black and white interwoven threads complete with bold contrast midsole speckling. ?I don?t need validation ? they?ve seen what I can do out there,? Dame said after the recent Warriors game. ?As a man, I?ve grown to rise above it all and block out the noise. I?ll keep pushing, keep working and soon enough they?ll wake up.? Don’t let the D Lillard 2 go under your radar. The pair is available February 27th for $105 from select retailers.



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Canadian Labels Off The Hook And Raised By Wolves Team Up For A Wintry Vans Collaboration

Vans offers up a distinctly Canadian collaboration with two of our northern neighbors’ biggest streetwear names, retailer Off the Hook and clothing brand Raised by Wolves. The collaborative sneakers are both stylish and functional for the harsh Canadian winters, with the weatherproofed Sk8-Hi LX and Old Skool Zip LX in their MTE constructions with durable leather and suede uppers, water-resistant Scotchgard coatings, and reverse waffle outsoles for extra treading. The all-black uppers of each are accented with reflective Jazz Stripes and laces and white midsoles to finish them off. The OTH x RBW x Vans collection will be available February 27th at Off the Hook and select Vans retailers.

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This Is The Closest Thing To All-Red adidas Yeezys Youll Ever Find

Since Kanye himself publicly declared there will never be an all-red adidas Yeezys, this Tubular Defiant may be the closest you ever get. If you’re still not over the all-red sneaker craze, hook yourself up with the latest edition to the phenomenon with this Lush Red version of the ladies-specific Tubular model with a sleek and stylish upper reminiscent of the Yeezy Boost line. Find them now at select adidas Originals retailers, including Rock City Kicks.

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adidas NMD Mid Suede Sample


If you’re a fan of the adiads NMD, then you’re going to love this sample. adidas Originals‘ unique take on the silhouette, one that featured Primeknit and Boost while taking inspiration from some past three stripes models dating back to the 80s, rounded out 2015 perfectly. Boost was the go-to technology last year and could be found on basically every noteworthy three stripe release. Now we get a look at adidas’ archives with this adidas NMD Mid sample. The pair features a premium suede chukka upper of a seamless nature complete with German branding on the heel tab that translates to “3 Stripes World Market”. Check out a preview below and know that this rare find is on sale courtesy of Index PDX for $1,200 USD. Perhaps we’ll see this pair hit retailers come Fall/Winter 2016.



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Nike To Release Kobe Fade To Black Retro Collection

One way to celebrate Kobe’s farewell to the game? Release his past models in style. Sneakerheads received one of the most thorough and profound Retro campaigns in the Kobe Prelude Collection back in 2013/2014, but Nike is ready to up the ante with the “Fade To Black” Collection, which allegedly features the Kobe signature models from 1 through 11 as well as the Huarache 2k4, all with unique tonal colorways that begin from a solid white and eventually fade to black on the Kobe 11 Elite Low. The @KB824 Instagram account also confirms that each should will retail for $200, and that the Kobe FTB Pack will hit stores beginning in March (disclaimer: release dates could be for Asia). We can’t wait  to see what’s in store, so get all the details you need here and stay tuned for more updates.



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This Diadora Release Is Hand-Numbered To 800 Pairs

Diadora goes ultra premium for this special presentation of the B.Elite in two original colorways with a buttery soft construction in kangaroo leather. The former signature shoe of tennis star Bjorn Borg, the vintage 1980’s design is back and better than ever in these two white-based colorways with your choice of silver or gold accents. Each colorway is limited to hand numbered and limited to only 800 pairs, so don’t sleep if you’re trying to grab a pair. The B.Elite “OG” releases this Friday, February 26th at select Diadora retailers.

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The Air Jordan 5 Low Knicks Is Releasing In March

Other than rookie sensation Kristaps Porzingis, it looks like New York Knicks fans don’t have much to look forward to (yet again) this year. But if you happen to be a Knicks fan that’s also into Air Jordans, than here’s one bright spot for you in the latter part of the 2015-16 season: the all-new Air Jordan 5 Low in a colorway for your squad. The blue, orange, and white combination will be the perfect match with your new Kristaps jersey all summer long. We still have no confirmation on a US release date for the Air Jordan 5 Low “Knicks”, but it looks like they’re dropping in Asia on March 1st, so expect them on or around that date in New York and everywhere else in the States.

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Barkley, Penny, and Payton Inspired The Design Of The Nike Zoom Kobe Icon

While Michael Jordan may have shaped Kobe Bryant’s game, the credit goes to Charles Barkley, Penny Hardaway, and Gary Payton for shaping the design of this retro-inspired Nike Zoom Kobe Icon. This strange Kobe-centric shoe recently hit stores and immediately sneakerheads pointed out the Glove-like upper shroud and that Gary Payton’s signature shoe history must have played a role in the Kobe Icon. Nike reveals that Charles Barkley and Penny Hardaway were key figures in this play as well; the inner bootie design is a nod to Sir Charles’ past designs, while Penny’s role takes place on the Chevron pattern on the Jacquard upper (not featured here, but part of other Zoom Kobe Icon releases). In addition, one of Barkley’s memorable quotes on Kobe is featured on the heel of the shoes. The Red/Gold pair just hit stores like Sneakersnstuff, so grab another look below.



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WWE Kicks: Shane McMahon Returns To Raw In The Air Jordan 1 Chicago

It finally happened; the prodigal son has returned. After a long absence from WWE television that saw him stake out his own place in the world, Shane McMahon made his long-awaited return to the wrestling ring to take what he claims is his rightful place as next in line in the family business. Despite sister Stephanie and brother-in-law Triple H and of course, Vince himself taking the company to new heights (or lows depending on how you view the product these days) in Shane’s time away, the “kid” doesn’t see it that way, citing the drop in TV ratings, stock prices and overall quality of the show as factors for his reemergence on the scene.

Yeah, it’s been too long since I heard “Here Comes The Money”. Thanks to a little behind-the-scenes dealings (aka retconning of past events), Shane was able to justify his sabbatical and had no problem pretty much demanding control of Monday RAW, the WWE’s flagship program. In what might be the smartest piece of writing the show has done in months, Vince turns Shane’s desire and ego into a potential blockbuster Wrestlemania main event, which as many people know is currently devoid of main event talent due to a laundry list of injuries. With no promotion or heads up, we now have a headliner match in Shane against the Undertaker inside Hell In A Cell. If ever there was a rabbit to pull out of the hat, this was it. Considering Shane was in enough shape to rock skinny jeans on Monday night, the plans for this were probably set in motion the moment guys like John Cena and Seth Rollins starting hitting the injured list.

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Of course, this is a sneaker blog and we have to talk about Shane’s choice of footwear. To go along with those skinny jeans was a shiny pair of Air Jordan 1 Chicagos. And judging from the video up top, there is no Jumpman to be found so those are last year’s Nike Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Chicago versions, which made me shed tears of sneaker sadness more than a few times last year. As many longtime fans of the WWE will no doubt remember, Shane used to rock OG Jordans all the time including a personal favorite of mine, the Air Jordan 3 True Blue.

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Yeah, Jordan Brand and WWE need to team up for something special at Wrestlemania. If The Rock can break out the Under Armour for the big show, why can’t the Jumpman?

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Lush Green Highlights This Raf Simons x adidas Originals Stan Smith

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The latest variation of the popular Raf Simons x adidas Originals Stan Smith for Spring/Summer 2016 is revealed, as the model is defined by Lush Green.

Essentially a luxurious iteration of the iconic sneaker, yet maintaining its signature profile intact, the only noticeable difference consists of the letter “R” perforated into the side panels which represents the Belgian fashion designer, as well as replacing the traditional three-stripe branding instead.

Overall comprised of premium leather, White consists as its dominant hue, which also flows towards its rubber sole unit, tongue and laces. Complemented with light green accents on the heel tab and subtle branding on the rear, you can purchase a pair at select adidas accounts now for $455.

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Author’s Take

With that price tag, I’d rather purchase it in its original collaboration-free iteration. The silhouette is classic and appealing nonetheless, but there’s resale value for these anyway, haha.


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A Perfect Set With This adidas Y-3 QR Run Pack

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The adidas Y-3 QR Run is introduced in two new colorways this season, which essentially utilizes black and white for superb versatility.

Comprised of technical mesh across its upper, the futuristic runner is detailed with a TPU toe cap for added stability, while leather accents line the heel counter and a neoprene inner liner ensures sufficient support and cushioning overall.

Additionally detailed with branding at the leather tab on the tongue as well as the eyelets, the sneakers are topped off with the brand’s renowned boost sole unit in white. You can purchase each pair at select adidas stores now for $410.

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Author’s Take

Aside from the steep price tag, the models are pretty appealing. Both in terms of its design and colorways. I’m biased.


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Stand Out With This adidas Originals Tubular Defiant

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With its most notable release consisting of colorblock variations, the women?s adidas Originals Tubular Defiant is presented in a new finish of Lush Red as well.

Flaunting the eye-catching hue across its entirety overall, the sleek and stylish sneaker is composed of a mixture of neoprene and synthetics across its lacing component, as a midfoot strap provides more security, in addition to reinforcing the design.

Further detailed with tonal snakeskin accents on the heel and a lengthy tongue, the model sits atop a matching sole unit to finish off the composition. Other details include tonal laces and pull tabs with branding.

You can purchase a pair at select adidas accounts now for a price tag of $110.

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Author’s Take

I’m a fan of this silhouette and in this colorway, it’s versatile for all genders. The only dislike for me is the reptile detail on the heel.


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