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Official Images Of The Nike LeBron 13 Low Bred


The NBA Playoffs finally get underway tomorrow and the Cavaliers will be facing the Detroit Pistons in the first round. With the Nike LeBron 13 Elite just releasing yesterday, it’s very likely that we’ll be seeing LeBron wear the 13 Elites for his entire postseason run and we’ll no longer see the original LeBron 13.

But if you’re looking for a pair of LeBron 13 Lows that you can rock casually or on the court then you may be interested in this new black and red colorway. This LeBron 13 Low starts off with a Black upper and is accented by University Red on the tongue and heel pulls tabs, outsole and the Nike branding that appears throughout the shoe. A White midsole adds some balance and contrast to the overall look of the shoe.

Arriving at select Nike retailers in the near future, let us know your thoughts on this colorway of the Nike LeBron 13 Low. Is this your favorite one so far?

via: Nike

Author’s Take

Another colorway of the LeBron 13 Low that I like. I’ve liked almost every clorway that has released a lot better than the original mid/high LeBron 13. Nike did a good job with this low-top.

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Buy, Pass, Wait: Nike Air Foamposite Pro University Red, Air Jordan 9 Low, Porsche x adidas Ultra Boost

We’re still suffering from a Kobe hangover at the KoF Offices, so of course we’re going to to be talking about what’s next for Mamba and the swoosh in this week’s edition of Buy, Pass, Wait. But there is still some other non-Mamba news to talk about, including the release of a new Nike Air Foamposite Pro in a familiar color scheme, the Elite edition of LeBron and KD’s kicks, an all-white Ultra Boost that might be too pricey for most people and an Air Jordan retro that we’re pretty sure will hit clearance racks and outlet stores soon.

Nike Air Foamposite Pro University Red


Juan Martinez, Editor-In-Chief: (PASS) Take out the swoosh and I might consider it. I’ve always preferred the Foamposite One to the Pro when the colorways are similar except in very specific cases and this isn’t one of them.

Juan Carrillo, News: (PASS) I don’t think I will ever buy pair of Foams. I just can’t get behind the bulkiness and overall look of the shoe. With that being said, the University Red has to be one of the nicer tonal colorways I’ve seen in quite some time, but it still doesn’t take away that it’s being used on a model I don’t like.

Andres Carrillo, News: (PASS) I’ve never been a fan of the Foamposite silhouette no matter if it’s the One or the Pro. However this red and black colorway is one of the nicest I’ve seen in a while. The $230 price tag is just too much though. Plus I feel that it would be hard to wear Foams casually.

Renz Ofiaza, News: (BUY) I haven’t purchased this silhouette in a while and it’s one of my favorite basketball sneakers, especially in this colorway. This should garner enough attention for fanatics of the model.

Nike LeBron 13 Elite


EIC Juan: (WAIT) Out of Nike’s Big 3 (sorry, Kyrie), LeBron has been the most consistent when it comes to improving upon the looks of its regular season cousin. The 13 Elite looks to be another solid entry, but if history is any indicator of how these will perform at retail, I expect to see this sit for a while and receive gradual price drops.

News Juan: (PASS) Much better than the non-Elite version, but I still see some similarities stemming from the LeBron 13. Being that I can’t get behind LeBron’s 13th signature shoe, this one will also have to be a pass for me.

Andres: (WAIT) I actually like the LeBron 13 Elite better than the original. The Univeristy Red colorway that just released is my favorite out of the three. $200 is too much, but if they go on sale down the line I may consider buying a pair.

Renz: (WAIT) Between this and the Foamposite Pro, I’ll side with the Pro. Overall, I’m biased towards the colorway though. I like the cleaner makeup of the upper but I can’t agree to that price tag.

Nike KD 8 Elite


EIC Juan: (PASS) If they release a version of the KD 8 Elite without the sleeve, I’m inclined to at least give it a shot. Hopefully they perform on the court as well as Nike is hyping them out to be because there isn’t a whole lot of confidence for these. You know it’s bad when you trend on Twitter and the words “what are those?” are involved.

News Juan: (PASS) Two reasons why I won’t be picking these up:
1. Since this shoe is strictly for basketball, I can’t pick these up since my knees no longer allow me to play the game.
2. My legs are way too big to be messing around with a shoe like this.

Andres: (PASS) This new KD 8 Elite may be a beast on the court, but that high compression sock just kills the entire shoe in my opinion. I’ll just wait for the KD 9.

Renz: (PASS) The model is certainly built for playing bball. I like the application of a calf-length compression sock and the upper’s cleaner design. I’d try it on rather than purchasing.

Porsche Design x adidas Ultra Boost


EIC Juan: (PASS) I need to see them in person. Adding more layers to the Ultra Boost seems totally counter to the whole philosophy of the shoe and this looks to be case from just seeing the preview images. I’m sure they’ll feel great, but I’m not sure about what Porsche brought to the table.

News Juan: (BUY) Pretty solid looking collaboration for the Ultra Boost. I may not be very familiar with the work of Porsche Design, but I can already tell that they know what they’re doing when it comes to designing good looking shoes.

Andres: (PASS) $350???? That’s all I had to see to decide that these are a pass for me. Plus I don’t do all-white Primeknit.

Renz: (WAIT) I like the clean and simplistic design, especially in all-white. If the overlays had a smoother profile, I would’ve liked it even more. I’m just against that steep price tag, but I get it, it’s a collab.

Air Jordan 9 Low Black/White


EIC Juan: (WAIT) It’s a fine colorway for an Air Jordan that looks decent – but not great – as a low-cut. If these get a deep enough price cut I can myself copping a pair but it’s not high on my list of sneaker priorities.

News Juan: (PASS) For the most part, Jordans get a bad rap when done in low-top form. With that being said, I can tolerate the 9 in low top fashion, just not in this colorway. If a better colorway on the Jordan 9 Low arises sometime this year I may pick it up, I just can’t in this colorway.

Andres: (PASS) The Air Jordan 9 is a silhouette I’m not too fond of, and the Low doesn’t make things any better. The colorway on this particular pair is actually nice, but it still doesn’t make me want to buy a pair.

Renz: (WAIT) I’m usually not a fan of the model in this cut, but in this colorway, it’s pretty appealing and versatile. If it was priced a lot lower, I would consider purchasing.

Your Final Words On Kobe Bryant’s Signature Line

EIC Juan: I hope it continues in earnest and isn’t just some nostalgia act. It’s something Kobe has mentioned before, but even if he’s no longer an active player, it would be cool to see him being just as maniacal about making sure his stuff is the most technologically advanced basketball shoe out there. Eric Avar thought he could have a day off, but nope, Mamba stays being crazy. Retros of early Kobes like the Zoom Kobe 1 would be appreciated because my OGs are now a full size too small and short for me, but I’m looking forward to the Kobe 12, 13, 14 and beyond…

News Juan: My hatred for Kobe prohibited me from buying any of his signature shoes. Once I heard he was calling it quits, out of respect I quickly went and ID’d a pair of his Kobe 10s. Although at time his Nike signature line was overlooked in favor of LeBron and KD’s lines, I always thought they were clean looking shoes especially since I’m a big fan of the low-top look. Now that he’s gone from the NBA, I think more people are going to appreciate his shoes even more. Just take a look at how the FTB collection did. Like the saying goes, “you don’t know what you have until it’s gone”. Good bye Kobe. I hate you. I respect you. Thanks for the memories.

Andres: Since I really began getting into sneakers a few years ago, I didn’t really know about or appreciate any Kobe shoes say before the Kobe 8 came along. Now that I look at them there’s a few that I would add to my collection. I’ve never bought a Kobe sneaker but I plan to change that when I buy my first pair of Kobe 11s real soon. I also look forward to what Nike and Kobe have planned for the future.

Renz: I’m not really a big Mamba fan (I do appreciate and respect his greatness) but, I haven’t paid attention to Kobe’s signature line of sneakers until recently such as the 8th and onward with Nike. Overall, I really like the simplistic and cleaner build of the 11, but it does resemble its predecessors quite a bit when I look back at the previous designs. It’s funny because I admired his line with adidas even more, especially when The KOBE first came out. I just fell in love with its minimalism. I wonder how the line would’ve progressed after the TWO, if he hadn’t signed with Nike. But, with the Swoosh, my favorites consists of the 10 and 11.

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This Dank Customs Nike Kobe 9 Black Mamba Custom Drops The Top


Who was lucky enough to pick up the Nike Kobe 9 Fade To Black, aka FTB, aka Black Mamba? If you managed to get your hands on a pair, I’m pretty sure your pair looks nothing like the Nike Kobe 9 custom you see above. Created by Dank Customs, the high-top sneaker gets transformed into a low-top.

Created exclusively for New England Patriots Wide Receiver, Brandon Gibson, Dank manages to convert the high-top into a low-top all while making it look easy. The rest of the shoe appears to remain true to form, but chopping the top off the shoe is more than enough change on this custom. Does it look better, or was it cool as is? Let us know in the comments below.

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Author’s Take

Looks much better as a low-top! Great work!

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The White And Varsity Red Nike Air More Uptempo Is Now Available

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A couple of weeks ago we gave you a look at the official images of the White and Varsity Red colorway of the Nike Air More Uptempo. At the time there was no release date yet for the retro Nike Basketball shoe.

Fans of the silhouette will be happy to know that this instant classic white and red color option is now beginning to arrive at select retailers. With a White leather covering the majority of the upper, Varsity Red lands on the larger than life “AIR” branding on the side panels as well as on the outsole, heel and Nike branding.

Will you be picking up this Chicago Bulls colorway of Scottie Pippen’s Nike Air More Uptempo. Make sure you hit up your local Nike retailers for availability.

via: Kicks USA

Author’s Take

Nike created an iconic sneaker when they made the Air More Uptempo. Whether you’re a fan of the shoe or not, the AIR branding gets everyone’s attention. I personally like this colorway better than the black and white pair that also recently released.

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Fashion & Sportswear Meet With The New Y-3 SPORT

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Heralded Japanese designer, Yohji Yamamoto and the German sportswear giant, adidas, have been pioneers of creating a contemporary and luxury approach to sportswear, even before its mainstream status as of late, and now the duo take it a step further by launching Y-3 Sport — the brand’s first collection dedicated to activewear.

Essentially blending Yamamoto’s avant garde and innovative sensibilities with the label’s sport centric roots, the new line consists of sleek reflective jackets, running tights, tees, shorts, backpacks and shoes — which also utilizes the Three Stripes’ BOOST, Techfit, adizero, and Primeknit technologies.

Men’s and women’s apparel range from $150 – $880, while the lineup of footwear starts at $365 – $795.

You can purchase the entire collection at Y-3 boutiques worldwide now.

via: Y3

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Y-3 Gets Its Hands On The adidas Ultra Boost

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Have you ever wondered what an adidas Ultra Boost would look like if it were given the Y-3 treatment? You no longer have to as that concept has recently become a reality. Let’s take a look at what’s being called the Y-3 adidas Ultra Boost.

Right off the bat you could see that the main difference in this Ultra Boost is the fact that it comes built in a high-top fashion. Ditching the majority of the Primeknit construction, the shoe is given a new look with the usage of a breathable synthetic upper.  The shoe becomes a high-top with the help of a TechFit sock placed on the shoe. The heel counter is removed from the shoe, but a similar feature is placed on the rear portion of the side panels. A new lacing system that extends all the way to the TechFit sock is also put in place, while different types of eyelets are placed on the shoe as well. An all-black upper contrasts very nicely with the all-white Boost sole unit. The shoe recently dropped for $389. Are you looking to pick up a pair? Let us know in the comments below.

via: END Clothing

Author’s Take

It looks clean, I’m just still on the fence regarding the removal of the Primeknit construction. I guess if they would have left it on, the shoe would not be much of a change compared to the original Ultra Boost. Nonetheless, it’s pretty dope.

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The Nike Hyperlive EYBL Released Today


Joining the Nike Kyrie 2 EYBL that released today exclusively at House Of Hoops Fulton in Brooklyn, there is another Nike Basketball silhouette that also joined in on the EYBL fun.

No it’s not the LeBron 13, Kobe 11 or KD 8, it’s the Nike Hyerlive. This EYBL colorway of the Nike Hyperlive comes with a bright yellow upper and black accents on the branding, tongue, laces, and inner liner. A white outsole wraps up the look on this Hyperlive that is available now in Brooklyn just like the Kyrie 2.

Which EYBL sneaker do you like better, the Kyrie 2 or the Hyperlive? Let us know in the comments below.

via: Foot Locker

Author’s Take

Yellow and black is one of my favorite colorways on a shoe so this is probably my favorite colorway of the Hyperlive along with the red All Star Paul George version. Too bad they’re only available in New York which is on the other side of the country for me.

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A Detailed Look At Camrons Reebok Ventilator Supreme Purple Haze

D-d-d-d-d-d-damn! Reebok Classic is about to drop one of the best 4/20 sneaker release ever: the “Purple Haze” Ventilator Supreme in collaboration with rap legend Cam’ron. Inspired by his classic 2004 album of the same name, the Purple Haze Ventilator features a premium construction in three shades of purple suede and leather, with pink leather interiors to match the insoles printed with Cam’ron in his infamous pink-fur-with-matching-flip-phone outfit. The sneaker is completed with a smoky iridescent heel panel to add a trippy effect. Get your best look yet at the Cam’ron x Reebok Ventilator Supreme “Purple Haze”, and don’t forget amid all your smoking sessions of the day that they drop on 4/20 at select retailers like Wish ATL. Killa!

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The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Gets Covered With A Shroud Upper


What’s more classic than a pair of Chuck Taylors? Not much. Maybe some Stan Smiths? Superstars? Air Force 1s. The list is short, but the Chuck Taylor is definitely one of the most iconic and popular sneakers of all-time.

Converse decided to give the classic silhouette a drastic change for the Spring/Summer season by outfitting the upper with a new shroud. As you can see in the images above this Chuck Taylor features the same classic build as before, but the upper has now been covered in a canvas shroud material that opens and closes with the help of a zipper that runs down the middle of the shoe. By the ankle you can see the traditional patch but without the Chuck Taylor branding. When you unzip the shroud upper you see a white canvas revealed with white laces that looks like the original Chuck Taylor.

If you’re interested in the new Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Shroud then you can head over to select Converse retailers now and purchase your pair for $100.

via: Converse

Author’s Take

The shroud upper gives a completely new look the the Chuck Taylor. Personally I prefer the original. The shroud kind of makes it look a like a knock-off.

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The Air Jordan 30 Black Cat Arrives Tomorrow

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Alongside the popular Nike Air Foamposite Pro University Red and AJ 9 Low Black / White, the latest variation of the new Air Jordan 30 will be dropping at retailers this weekend as well.

Essentially flaunting a blacked-out aesthetic, the sneaker’s upper profile is comprised of a mixture of woven, knit and printed materials that ensures strength, softness and breathability. Other notable stylistic elements include the netted detail on the heel, alongside a Jumpman-braned toe cap for additional reinforcement.

All resting atop an icy translucent outsole unit, the component is also detailed with its respective number on the frontal portion to signify its current place on the historic lineage, while a portion of the midsection of the midsole receives a subtle intergalactic graphic to perfectly complement its theme.

Finished off with orange accents on its geographical tongue patches that display the North America and Africa continents respectively, and an evenly cut collar that takes cues from the AJ 11, you can purchase this newest rendition of the sneaker at select JB and Nike accounts on Saturday, April 16th for a retail price tag of $200.

Head over to our official Air Jordan 30 Black Cat launch page now for even more details.

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Author’s Take

Aside from its inaugural colorway, this has to be my most favorite iteration of the silhouette so far. I’m just a fan of the stealthy makeup.

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Check Out The Top Notch Quality On This Air Jordan 1 High Custom!

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The Shoe Surgeon is known for his quality sneaker custom work. He’s always looking to create the next best thing while always thinking outside the box. Up next is a pair of Air Jordan 1 Highs that get transformed into a luxury/premium looking sneakers with the use of high quality materials.

Coming in a Black and Royal colorway, the majority of the shoe comes dressed in a beautiful Horween Leather. A closer look at the shoe denote the use of matching leather on the inner lining, leather laces, gold tips on the laces and custom branding on the tongue. With Horween Leather being used, there is no doubt that these shoe will age gracefully. Thoughts on the latest custom from the Shoe Surgeon? Let us know in the comments below.


images: @losangeles

Author’s Take

Looks amazing. Materials look top notch. Great work and craftsmanship by the Shoe Surgeon.

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Nike SB Releases Dunk Lows Inspired By Cold Pizza

What do you do with your leftover pizza? Wrap it in some aluminum foil and stick it in the fridge, of course. And that’s the specific inspiration for this creative new take on the Nike SB Dunk Low, featuring a crinkled “foil” upper with black accents all “wrapping” the pepperoni pizza graphic on each insole. Almost as good as an actual slice of leftover pizza, the “Cold Pizza” Dunk Low Pro is being delivered now to select Nike SB suppliers like Premier.

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Black Cat Is Back With A New Air Jordan XXX Weekend Release

The Air Jordan XXX Black Cat is almost here. Michael Jordan’s dominant play on the court could be attributed to his work ethic and his Black Cat alter ego, as he roamed around the court striking with precision and purpose much like a jungle cat stalking its prey. The nickname was most noticeable atop Tinker creations like the Air Jordan 13, a shoe that’s outsole was created to look like a panther paw. Jordan Brand is re-introducing that iconic all-black tooling atop the Air Jordan 30 as shades of Black and Anthracite ominously drape the upper while an icy outsole adds a clean finish. What do you think of the latest Jordan XXX? Retailers like Oneness will have the pair in stock this weekend, but you can always find the pair right now on eBay.

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Jordan Brand Meshes City Pack With Olympics In Air Jordan 10 Rio


Jordan Brand is already looking toward Rio De Janerio, Brazil’s Summer Olympics with the latest Air Jordan 10 City Pack Release. An entirely new wave of city inspirations have flooded the Jumpman’s release slate, and the Air Jordan 10 “Rio” has a number of features that will keep you interested. A smooth Wolf Grey base is accented by a gradient outsole consisting of Photo Blue, Obsidian, and Green Glow shades. The ankle collar sports a ‘Rio’ callout in the original 90s font as well. Expect the Jordan 10 Rio to hit retailers on May 7th for $190 USD and check out a brief preview below.

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Celebrate Bryants Historic Career With The Nike Kobe 11 Draft Day

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With #MambaDay in full effect, additional images of the upcoming Nike Kobe 11 Draft Day are provided, which is essentially a colorway that derives from the Charlotte Hornets — the team originally drafted Bryant in 1996 with the 13th pick.

Spending his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, this variation of the silhouette is a homage of what could have been. Flaunting the Hornets’ respective palette, white in addition to light grey translucent overlays are utilized across its engineered mesh upper, while the defining tones of court purple and blue lagoon adorn the inner lining, tongue, laces and Swoosh branding.

Finished off with a clean white full-length sole unit, you can purchase this commemorative pair at select Nike accounts starting April 28th for a price tag of $160.


Author’s Take

I’ve shared before that I’m a fan of the silhouette’s design. This colorway is a nice homage and it’s pretty appealing in general. Fans of the Black Mamba should consider purchasing.

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