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Another girl’s exclusive Retro is coming to Finish Line. Inspired by Jordan’s cat-like reflexes, Tinker Hatfield designed the Air Jordan 13 with features of a Black Panther in mind. The Girls Grade School Air Jordan Retro 13 ‘Hyper Pink’ is a nod to the original Retro 13 in more ways than one.

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With a anthracite and black upper complimented by 3M reflective side panels, this sneaker is definitely one to impress. Hyper Pink accents are a great contrast to the upper and is much needed to add a girly spin to this colorway. Showing off a more minimal style, this Retro will pair easily with all kinds of looks for your daily grind. You can always add your own flavor to a sneaker with this kind of makeup and the pops of color will always keep things looking fresh. 

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Ladies, head over to our sizing guide to get the right fit in this Grade School Retro and rock it with your girls on any given day 🙂

The Girls Grade School Air Jordan Retro 13 ‘Hyper Pink’ will be ready for you Saturday, January 28th at finishline.com.

By Drew Hammell

20 years ago, two NBA stars were rising in Minnesota – Kevin Maurice Garnett and Stephon Xavier Marbury. “KG” and “Starbury,” as they were known around the league. Garnett was a 6’11” power forward/center from Greenville, South Carolina (but mostly known for his high school play in Chicago). Marbury was a 6’2” point guard from Brooklyn, New York. Garnett and Marbury seemed to be opposites in many respects, but the two became friends even before they entered the NBA, and that friendship influenced their lives forever.

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Kevin Garnett was raised in South Carolina and attended Maudlin High School for his three years. He would become a star, but during the summer before his senior year, he was arrested for allegedly being involved in a fight. He then transferred to Farragut Academy in Chicago and declared for the NBA draft in 1995 – the first player to do so straight out of high school in 20 years.

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Stephon Marbury grew up in Brooklyn and was already well known in the amateur ranks by 6th grade. He was a legend at Abraham Lincoln High School in Coney Island, and went on to play at Georgia Tech for one season before declaring for the NBA Draft himself – a year after Garnett.

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Garnett and Marbury knew each other before they ever became teammates in Minnesota. They were friends since their high school days – the first time they played together in a pickup game in Chicago there was instant chemistry. Once Garnett was off to the Timberwolves in ‘95, he kept pestering VP of Basketball Operations Kevin McHale to watch Marbury and go after him in the draft if he was available.

In 1996, McHale would listen to Garnett and trade up to get Marbury from the Milwaukee Bucks. The player Minnesota traded to get Marbury was Ray Allen. This was also the same draft where Kobe Bryant was drafted 13th by the Hornets (who traded him to the Lakers), and Steve Nash was picked 15th by the Suns.

Garnett and Marbury would gel together at first in Minnesota, but they never made it close to winning a championship. After Garnett was rewarded with a blockbuster deal in 1997, Marbury’s agent David Falk demanded a trade, since Marbury didn’t get the same kind of money as Garnett. Marbury ended up going back to the East Coast to the New Jersey Nets in a three-way trade that sent Terrell Brandon to Minnesota and Sam Cassell to Milwaukee.

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Garnett would stay in Minnesota all the way until 2007, when he was traded to the Boston Celtics for Al Jefferson, Ryan Gomes, Sebastian Telfair, Gerald Green, Theo Ratliff, cash considerations, Boston’s 2009 protected first-round pick, and another 2009 pick.

The two players’ careers ended much differently than they began. Garnett would go on to have one of the greatest careers in NBA history and win a title with the Celtics in 2008. KG and Starbury would actually be reunited for a short time when Marbury joined the Celtcs in 2009, but he then went off to play in China shortly thereafter.

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Today, Garnett hosts a segment called Area 21 on TNT’s Inside the NBA. Stephon Marbury had so much success during his stint in China that he applied and received his green card and currently resides there. The two stars ended up on very different paths, but their chemistry on the court back in the ‘90s helped shape them into the legends they are today.

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Nothing says ‘motivation’ like new workout gear — amiright? From a good pair of kicks to the latest leggings, the right outfit can keep you going from treadmill to spin class and back again. Take a look at a few of our favorites to shift your New Year into high gear:

Running Shoes: Cinderella is proof that a brand new pair of shoes can change your life. Go ahead – treat yourself to a pair that screams ‘YOU’. Basics, colors and everything in between. Grab a pair that makes you excited to break a sweat. Not your cup of tea? Check out our latest running shoes to rock in your next workout.

Muscle Tanks: Layering? Yes please! Pair something like the Nike Essential Tank with a bright colored sports bra and you’ve got a look that will take you from the studio to your favorite post-workout brunch.

Sports Bras: There’s nothing like a good sports bra. Whether you’re a fan of high-support like the Nike Pro Classic Swoosh Bra or prefer the strappy back of the Puma Yogini Sports Bra, we’ve got you covered.

Leggings: A girl can’t live without a great pair of leggings. Whether you’re more of a prints kind of gal or prefer the basics, our collection of leggings, crops and capris are sure to hold up to whatever workout you put them through. One of our favorites is the Nike Dri-FIT Epic Run Running Tights.

If you’re feeling the vibes, make sure you check out all things #FNLstyle at finishline.com or @finishlinewomen.

UA Curry 3 Flight Jacket

Military vibes don the next Under Armour Curry 3 release. Olive green or Military Green as some say has become extremely popular over the last couple years and it’s no surprise that sneaker companies are decking out their footwear in the smooth color. The UA Curry 3 ‘Marksman’ has a militaristic aesthetic that takes over the upper in black with artillery green and is accented with yellow touches. The simple colorway makes these perfect for style off the court as well as giving the defense buckets when you’re on the hardwood. Get through the cold winter months with a little help from Under Armour and the Curry 3 and mix up your style while you’re at it.

Grab your pair of the Under Armour Curry 3 ‘Marksman’ on January 14th at Finishline.com.

Photos by @marcushyde

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It’s no secret adidas Originals is all about minimal staples for your closet. That’s why adding some accessories to the picture is never a bad option.With accents like tall socks, hats and simple bags to take your style on the road, adidas is giving you every reason to say yes to all designs.

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Starting from the top, if anything has been a trend this year, it’s been the trend of hats. Ladies, you know this has been a go-to when you have that gym hair, not willing to get the dry shampoo out in the mornings or maybe it’s just making your outfit look that much better. But, from sun up to sun down, you can rock an adidas Originals Precurved Washed Strapback Hat anytime of day.

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School books, traveling or just for a casual trip across town for the day, carry what you need with you in adidas Originals style. With nothing to distract from what you’re rockin’ the adidas Originals National Backpack or adidas Originals National Duffle Bag will only tie into your outfit and keep you looking athleisure.

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Showing off your socks is what’s up. Doesn’t matter if you cover up or put your adidas socks on display, the three stripes look right, especially with a pair of adidas AlphaBounce Engineered Mesh Running Shoes.

Check out what’s good with all adidas Originals accessories at finishline.com.

 

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Reflective Hyper Pink is coming your way girls and this is definitely a Air Jordan Retro 6 colorway to keep fresh all year long. We all know these Jordan sneakers can take on all kinds of style. Jeans, dresses, sweats, you name it, they’ll go with it.

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On this particular release, a reflective anthracite leather upper is complimented by Hyper Pink accents for more noticeable style. The Black midsole also features Hyper Pink speckling for more contrast you can add to an everyday look and when hit by light, this sneaker will illuminate in all the right ways.

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Ladies, don’t forget to size down 1.5 for a good fit and get your pair of Girls Air Jordan Retro 6 ‘Hyper Pink’ sneakers on Saturday, January 14th at finishline.com.

 

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The buzz around adidas AlphaBounce is real. With Engineered Mesh as a new detail, the look is light, fresh and easy to love. You can get the most out of your training and easily pair with the majority of your street style. The best part about this makeover is the clean, updated design. The mesh makes you feel like you’re wearing close to nothing when walking, running or jumping and comes in colorways that will match it all.


To start off on the right note with this updated look and feel, we wanted to dedicate a night to this adidas style. With all kinds of sneaker experts, customers, friends and Finish Line fam, we put on an event with adidas in Los Angeles and had everyone saying yes to the AlphaBounce Engineered Mesh.

Host, @rademita walked us through some of the event highlights like the trampoline and turf runway, Kid Ink’s  performance and guests breaking it down in all things adidas.

Get on the AlphaBounce wave and check out all the styles at finishline.com.

 

By Drew Hammell

TBT Roshe Phenomenon

It’s not often that a $70 sneaker takes off and becomes a worldwide phenomenon, but that’s exactly what happened with the Nike Roshe in 2012. Created by Nike newcomer Dylan Raasch, the Roshe was so minimalistic in nature that it made creating a sneaker look simple.  The design process was far from easy, though. The Roshe went through 16 sole modifications and 50 upper changes before the final version released.

The sneaker was inspired by a Buddhist Zen master, called a “Roshi.” One of the key components of Zen meditation is clearing the mind of all thoughts and focusing sole.ly on breathing. This simplistic approach was the main inspiration for the Roshe’s design. The bottom of the outsole resembled stones found in a Japanese rock garden. And on the inside of the shoe, the footbed looked and felt like freshly-raked sand. When worn without socks, the Roshe literally massaged the foot, just like meditation soothes the mind.

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Dylan Raasch started working on the design in 2010, and the final product began releasing in 2012. The Roshe immediately sold quickly due to its friendly price point, clean look, and surprising comfort. Its minimalist appeal made them versatile for many different environments – people could wear them to the gym, out on the street, and even in the workplace.

Due to its wild popularity, many variations of the Roshe would follow. Flyknit, Tech Fleece, snow boot and NikeID versions all became popular the next few years. The sole of the Roshe was such a technological breakthrough that it would be infused onto other classic Nike running models like the Cortez and LD-1000.

This past year, Nike unveiled the Roshe 2. With a revamped upper and more cushioning in the sole, the successor to the Roshe provides more comfort with the same minimalist style as the original. The success of the Zen-inspired Roshe has proven that sometimes the best designs are the simplest ones.

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PUMA Basket Heart

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This girly update to an iconic style is the next best thing for PUMA Women. The PUMA Basket is not only a design that helped define an era, but it now has an exclusive update launching as a part of the PUMA “Do You” campaign. Inspiring women to show off their confidence is what the Basket Heart Patent is all about. Bold style, but just enough so you can still add your own flavor to the picture.

The new patent leather upper adds a fresh, clean look to the sneaker and thanks to two types of laces, you can choose the perfect option for your style. Walk down the street with a perfect satin ribbon or get a little funky with the thick cut tie-up. With metallic gold details you’ll be right on trend and loving the way your feet feel.

Grab the Women’s PUMA Basket Heart Patent in Black or White tomorrow, January 5th at finishline.com.

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