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Sneaker Artist, Shannon Favia Uses Her Air Jordans As Her Canvas

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Shannon Favia is an artist known for her pop art sneaker paintings. Her unique style is easily recognized every time you see it on a canvas. She’s been able to share her artwork with the world and has even managed to share it with NBA stars such as Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler. For her latest creation, she’s trying something new. Instead of doing a painting of a sneaker, she actually painted on her sneakers. The end result is another Shannon Favia classic!

Shannon Favia let it be known that she only owns one pair of Air Jordans. With that being the case, she decided to give her only pair a of one-of-a-kind look! Using the same style she’s known to utilize on her paintings, Favia went to work on her Air Jordan 1s covering the sneakers in an array of colors in a freestyle manner that helped put her on the map. Check out the images of the custom Air Jordan 1 above and let us know what you think.

 

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Author’s Take

It looks like Shannon found her next choice of canvas, sneakers! Looking forward to see what else she had in store for us in the near future.


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Could This Colorway Of The Nike Kobe 1 Be A Potential Release

 

As most of you are aware, Nike recently announced that they are going to be bringing back all of Kobe’s signature shoes in what they’e calling Fade To Black (FTB) collection. This collection will begin with the Nike Zoom Huarache 2K4 and conclude with a Nike Kobe 11. The concept behind this collection is that the shoes will start with all-white colorways and will gradually evolve in color unitl it reaches an all-black motif on the Kobe 11.

The shoe you see above is the Nike Kobe 1. A style sheet of the FTB collection was recently leaked and it had the Nike Kobe 1 listed in a Sail/Sail colorway. I may not have 20/20 vision but the Kobe 1 you see above does not come in a Sail/Sail colorway. It’s actually quite opposite as it dons a black snakeskin colorway along with gold detailing throughout the shoe. Does this mean that more colorways of the Kobe retros are on the way in addition to the FTB collection? Keep it locked for more information regarding this potential release.

via: sneakerspy


Author’s Take

I wouldn’t be surprised if Nike goes ahead and begins to release Kobe retros in the near future. It makes perfect sense now that Kobe is calling it a career.


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#TheGamePlan By Champs Sports: Feel The Excellence Of The Air Jordan 12 The Master Collection

Black, white and gold. These are the colors of excellence. They symbolize winning at the highest level and a mastery of a craft that many strive for, but few ever achieve. Michael Jordan is The Master of the court and in this edition of The Game Plan by Champs Sports, we take a look at his latest retro release, the Air Jordan 12 The Master. Featuring a rich black leather upper and mudguard mixed with white and gold accents, the shoe pays homage to an Air Jordan 12 poster that features Jordan doing what he does best. The sneaker is one of the most highly anticipated retro drops of the year so of course Champs has you covered with Jordan Brand gear that also uses the same color scheme for that perfect fit. Check out the Air Jordan 12 The Master collection at Champs Sports online or using our store locator and don’t forget to read up on all the latest news and trends at the Champs blog, TheDrop.

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First Look At The Nike Kobe 11 Bruce Lee

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A new colorway of the Nike Kobe 11 has surfaced, and Bruce Lee fans are going to be happy about this one. Once again, a Kobe Bryant signature sneakers is inspired by the Bruce Lee film, Game of Death. Being that the film is one of the Kobe’s personal favorites, it’s no surprise the theme is one again placed on his latest signature sneaker.

Just like Bruce Lee’s attire in Game of Death, the Flyknit upper of the shoe comes in a yellow motif in the front which ends up turning into black by the time you get to the heel area of the shoe. Hits of red can be seen on the lace tips, tongue branding, Flywire and most noticeably the slashed scars embroidered on the heels. A black translucent outsole, a black Nike Swoosh and a set of yellow laces wrap up the look of the shoe. Said to be releasing March 19th for $200, let us know what you think of the shoe.

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Author’s Take

Big fan of yellow/black sneakers, and the colorway looks really nice on the Kobe 11. I’ve said time and time again I won’t pick up a pair of Kobe 11s until I find one that I really really like, I think I found the one.


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Official Images Of The Nike Air Force 1 Low Nai Ke Chinese New Year

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In a celebrating mood? Take a look at the Nike Air Force 1 Low Nai Ke Chinese New Year. Although Chinese Lunar New Year has come and gone, any time is a good time to celebrate. Coming in an all-white aesthetic with Chinese New Year motifs, let’s take a closer look at these official images of the shoe.

The all-white leather on the low-top is contrasted by utilizing Chinese imagery in different areas of the upper. Images of things such as Lotus petals and koi fish make their mark on the Chinese New Year themed upper. Perhaps the coolest feature on the shoe can be found on the heel as the standard Nike Air branding is replaced with the Chinese transliteration “Naike”. Available now, pick up your very own pair for $130.

via: Nike.com


Author’s Take

The Chinese New Year imagery used it pretty cool, I just wished they used more of it on more of the shoe. It would have had more of an impact if done so.


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Nike Mixes Up Premium Materials For Upcoming Air Max 1 Release

Nike Sportswear continues to keep things interesting for the Air Max 1, presenting yet another top-par edition of the iconic silhouette. Denim, twill, and leather combine on this intriguing new construction for the classic runner, giving it a distinct premium-casual look. The color palette in dark blue, heathered grey, and brown actually looks more appropriate for a fall release than spring, but we doubt that will be cause for anybody to pass these up this season. Find them arriving at select Nike Sportswear retailers soon.

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adidas To Release Crazylight Boost 2.5 Cargo Worn By James Harden During All-Star Weekend


James Harden is the personification of an original creator on the basketball court. He creates his own shots, is one of the most creative scorers in the NBA, and does so in style whether it be because of his infamous beard or his adidas Crazylight Boost 2.5 PEs. Harden didn’t win this year’s NBA 3-Point Contest at All-Star Weekend, but he did win sneakerheads’ affections for his lifestyle-inclined Crazylight Boost 2.5 “Cargo”. The monochromatic olive and khaki green pair complete with a bolstered suede construction managed to capture his eclectic off-court style and will now be releasing at retailers on March 10th for $130 USD. Check out some detailed shots of the latest and greatest James Harden shoes below and let us know if you plan on picking up a pair by taking your thoughts to the comments section.



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Nike Brings Back Flyease Zippers To The LeBron Soldier Series


Nike Basketball and LeBron James changed the lives of disabled athletes everywhere when they created a special edition of his Nike LeBron Soldier 8 for Matthew Walzer last year. Dubbed Flyease technology, the model featured a unique zip-up system that would allow those with limited hand funcitonality the ability to slip into a pair of sneakers and tie it themselves for the first time. It was a feel-good story all around, one that even Time Magazine recognozied as a notable technological advancement. Now the Flyease movement continues with the Nike LeBron Soldier 9. The silhouette remains rather unchanged for a similar aesthetic, with the straps helping witha lockdown fit complete with a certain ease of slip-on use. An added zip construction hits the medial side, wrapping around the heel and connecting to the upper-most strap. Two colorways will debut this Spring 2016 season with more to follow at retail. Be sure to check out the second installment of LeBron’s Flyease sneakers below and let us know if you plan on picking up a pair by taking your thoughts to our comments section.



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ASICS Release Two Runners For The Easter Pack

ASICS gets into the Easter spirit with this upcoming duo of sneakers in spring-friendly color palettes. It’s the GEL-Saga and GEL-Lyte Speed that get together for the Easter holiday, featuring reversed rich blue and pastel green suede contructions, each with with coral accents and speckled misdole detailing. If you’re not counting on the Easter Bunny dropping off a pair for you in your basket on Easter morning, pick them up right now from select ASICS Tiger retailers like Feature.

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Air Jordan 12 Flu Game (2016)

Release Date: May 28, 2016
Price: $190

The popular black and red colorway of the Air Jordan 12 will be releasing on May 28, 2016. This colorway has been dubbed Flu Game due to the time that MJ wore them during Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz. Michael put up 38 points and lead his team to a victory while suffering ?flu-like symptoms.? There’s no word yet on whether they’ll be composed of leather or nubuck yet, but since Jordan Brand is continuing their remastered initiative we expect them to be done in leather like the original.

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Author’s Takes

Andres Carrillo, News: Another colorway of the Air Jordan 12 that I’m excited to get my hands on. The Air Jordan 12 is gonna leave a big dent in my wallet this year, but what can we do right?


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Nike Air Jordan 3 OG 88 True Blue (Black Friday 2016)

Release Date: November 25, 2016
Price: $220

It is being reported by Sole Collector that a retailer has confirmed with them that the Air Jordan 3 True Blue will be returning on Black Friday 2016 with the beloved Nike Air branding on the heel.

The Air Jordan 3 True Blue last released in 2011 but has never been retroed with the Nike Air branding on the heel. After Jordan Brand announced in August of 2014 that the Air Jordan 3 silhouette would be put into the vault for an undisclosed period of time and nobody really knew when we would ever see the sneaker again. It looks like we have our answer now.

If things stay the same then we expect the Air Jordan 3 OG 88 True Blue to retail for $220 and for it to release on November 25th.

Note: The picture above is of the 2011 pair and not the 2016 version.

via: Sole Collector

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Author’s Take

Andres Carrillo, News: Fans of the silhouette and colorway will be hyped for this release. I’m a fan of the Air Jordan 3 but would have preferred to see the Black Cement colorway instead.

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Jordan Brand Gives The People What They Want This Holiday Season For A Price

One way or another I’m going to end 2016 crossing two retros I’ve waited a long time for off my list. On Black Friday, the Black/Cement True Blue Air Jordan 3 will have sneakerheads camping out outside of malls across America as the beloved classic returns with the much-desired “Nike Air” branding. Meanwhile, our annual Christmas Air Jordan 11 is going to be the big one as the Air Jordan 11 Space Jam has now been confirmed to be making a comeback right on time for its 20th anniversary. Needless to say if things fall into place, 2016 is going to be 30th anniversary of Jordan Brand that we should have gotten in 2015.

But at what cost? Jordan Brand increased production, quality and price of retros across the board in 2015, using classics like the Air Jordan 8 Aqua, obscure gems like the Air Jordan 6 Maroon and a new Air Jordan 11 colorway as test cases for what the market will support. The results were clear; people will buy retros at a higher price, but Jordan Brand can’t get away with releasing just any colorway they can crap out anymore if they want immediate sell-outs like the halcyon days of 2010 through 2014. Drop the right colorway, like the Air Jordan 4 White/Cement and give it “Nike Air” and you will move units in the hundreds of thousands, possibly millions. Meanwhile, a Maroon 6 will languish in stores waiting for somebody to inevitably bite or for a price drop to happen. So Jordan Brand is going for the sure sure things this holiday season.

Right now, general release retros are going for $190 with “Nike Air” branding apparently worth a $30 premium. Assuming things don’t change between now and the Holidays, that’s $220 for the Air Jordan 3 True Blue and that doesn’t even include taxes. As for the Air Jordan 11 Space Jam, expect to pay a little bit more than the $220 you did for last year’s Air Jordan 11 72-10, which went up from 2014’s Air Jordan 11 Legend Blue that was priced at $200, which was an increase from the $185 price tag of 2013’s Air Jordan 11 Gamma Blue. See the trend? So it’s possible you could be looking at $240 or maybe $250 even for the Space Jams before taxes. That’s nearly $500 for two retros and you have to “work” twice as hard to get them and they won’t come in a special box like a retro pack would. And we’re all going to buy them because we’re suckers fans. It’s the price we pay to stay in this sneaker game. Save for this weekend’s Air Jordan 12 The Master and the Flu Game 12s, I can see myself not really buying too many kicks between now and Thanksgiving just to both save up money (not really a problem) and patience (little problem), energy (actual problem) and good will to connects (biggest problem).

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While I am glad that the Air Jordan 11 Space Jam is returning, there’s still the issue of the Air Jordan 3 making an all-too-soon comeback. If you’ll recall, Jordan Brand’s David Schechter said towards the end of 2014 that the 3 would be “going back in the vault.” In my mind, going back in the vault means that we won’t be seeing a new retail release for at least a minimum of five years. But then we started hearing rumors of an Air Jordan 3 and Air Jordan 8 pack that pays homage to Kobe Bryant’s career which turned out to be true, although the talk of that pack eventually dropping at retail hasn’t slowed down. There was the Air Jordan 3 Black/Cement at the Air Jordan XXX launch that looked way too new and clean to be the 2001 retro. And now word of the True Blue making a return is all but confirmed with the only thing missing is a leaked sample. Not that we’re saying the Jumpman is being a little disingenuous when they claim something is going away for a while, but maybe their definition of “going back in the vault” could use a little clarity.

Needless to say, this Holiday season is going to be a very busy time for sneakerheads. Actually, we always say that, but this one might top all of the previous seasons that came before. Two certified classics dropping in the same year? You could say that 2011’s Air Jordan 3 Black/Cement and Air Jordan 11 Concord combo or 2012’s Air Jordan 4 Playoffs and Air Jordan 11 Playoffs two-fer were better, but their Black Friday releases didn’t have “Nike Air” branding. The True Blue will more than likely have it. But what if it’s not the True Blue 3s that we have to worry about? What if it’s something else we weren’t expecting at all?

Welp, what could that mean? Is that the “price” we’re going to pay this time around?

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Size Restocks Several Air Jordans Including The Bugs Bunny, Toro, And Much More

Yesterday Size? confirmed a restock of three key Jordan Retro releases of 2014/2015, but it appears that was just the tip of the iceberg because the UK-based shop actually re-released a number of other Air Jordans. We don’t want to ruin the surprise, so head to Size? right now and try to grab something before it disappears.



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Size Restocks Several Air Jordans Including The Grapes, Fire Red, And Much More

Yesterday Size? confirmed a restock of three key Jordan Retro releases of 2014/2015, but it appears that was just the tip of the iceberg because the UK-based shop actually re-released a number of other Air Jordans. We don’t want to ruin the surprise, so head to Size? right now and try to grab something before it disappears.



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Bruce Lees Game Of Death Pairs With Kobe Bryant For Upcoming Release

Often considered one of the best Nike Kobe sneaker releases in history, the Kobe V “Bruce Lee” of late 2009 featured the popular low-top silhouette in a familiar yellow/black colorway and a small graphic of slashed scars on the fore-foot. That combination of details was a nod to Bruce Lee’s Game Of Death, a film that Kobe himself calls a personal favorite. This coming March 19th, the two will pair up for another go at the popular colorway concept on the Kobe 11 Elite, only this time the scars are now embroidered on both heels rather than placed at the forefoot of the shoe. Grab the first look here and snag a pair early right now on eBay.



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