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Grant Hill wore the FILA 96, also known as the FILA Grant Hill 2, when he helped the USA Basketball Team bring home the gold at the Olympics over 17 years ago. FILA utilizes the USA-themed colorway with a handful of noteworthy new details, including a graphic insole and lining, as well as the chenille FILA logo on the ankle and tongue, which further reiterates the “Varsity” nickname of these FILA 96s.  These–now throwback–sneakers represent Grant’s phenomenal performance at the Olympics, as well as his other accomplishments, including his 1995 NBA co-Rookie of the Year, 7-time NBA All-Star, and 3-time winner of the NBA Sportsmanship Award. On or off the court, you can pay homage to a legendary player and his contributions to the game we all love.

The “Varsity” will be available at finishline.com on December 12th, 2013. Check out other FILAs available now.

What were your favorite shoes that came out in 2013? We asked all of our Sneak Geeks the same question. Based off each of their rankings, Finish Line has equated an official Best Shoes of 2013 countdown. Stay tuned throughout the month of December as we get closer to the #1 spot.

#19 – Ronnie Fieg x New Balance 1600 “Daytona”

“When Ronnie told me he was going to do a 1600, my first reaction was ‘really? A 1600?’ Once again, he proved me wrong. I mean, just look at the toe. The perforations. Without a doubt, the best NB1600 ever.”@AndyOliverWPG

“Ronnie has the ‘Midas Touch’ when it comes to his collaborations and true to form he kills it again with the materials, color selection and silhouette choice on the New Balance 1600. In my opinion, this New Balance rivals that of the Concepts 999 Kennedy.”@krvanch

#20 – Nike Inneva Woven

#21 – atmos x Nike Air Max 1

#22 – Air Jordan III “Fire Red”

#23 - ASICS Gel Lyte III “Urban Camo”

#24 – Nike Kobe VIII “Area 72″

#25 – Air Jordan 5 “Fear”

Let us know which was your most coveted pair of the year in the comments, and if you agree the picks.

What were your favorite shoes that came out in 2013? We asked all of our Sneak Geeks the same question. Based off each of their rankings, Finish Line has equated an official Best Shoes of 2013 countdown. Stay tuned throughout the month of December as we get closer to the #1 spot.

#20 – Nike Inneva Woven

“Inneva Woven is an acquired taste, you either love the design or you wouldn’t give it a chance, EVER. But if you’ve been on the fence and luckily slid your foot in a pair, you’re instantly won over.”@DeadstockNYC

“The Inneva has been, to me, what innovation at Nike is all about—hand woven in Italy. The woven pattern between the colored blues is what really sets these off. It took me a long time to figure out which shoe is the shoe of the year, but after thinking about it the decision became very clear #teamblueinneva”  – @EricMatenaer

#21 – atmos x Nike Air Max 1

#22 – Air Jordan III “Fire Red”

#23 - ASICS Gel Lyte III “Urban Camo”

#24 – Nike Kobe VIII “Area 72″

#25 – Air Jordan 5 “Fear”

Let us know which was your most coveted pair of the year in the comments, and if you agree the picks.

What were your favorite shoes that came out in 2013? We asked all of our Sneak Geeks the same question. Based off each of their rankings, Finish Line has equated an official Best Shoes of 2013 countdown. Stay tuned throughout the month of December as we get closer to the #1 spot.

#21 – atmos x Nike Air Max 1

“A LOT of Air Max 1s dropped in 2013, and quite simply, these are the best of the bunch. If you describe these shoes they sound…well…pretty awful, but somehow on the actual sneaker it all comes together. Props to Atmos!” – @AndyOliverWPG

#22 – Air Jordan III “Fire Red”

#23 - ASICS Gel Lyte III “Urban Camo”

#24 – Nike Kobe VIII “Area 72″

#25 – Air Jordan 5 “Fear”

Let us know which was your most coveted pair of the year in the comments, and if you agree the picks.

What were your favorite shoes that came out in 2013? We asked all of our Sneak Geeks the same question. Based off each of their rankings, Finish Line has equated an official Best Shoes of 2013 countdown. Stay tuned throughout the month of December as we get closer to the #1 spot.

#22 – Air Jordan III “Fire Red”

“The best Jordan of all time in a classic Bulls colorway.” – @EricMatenaer

“Some may ask, ‘How is this shoe not ranked higher, it’s a III right?’ Well, right, but I’m not sure it would have made my list at all if it wouldn’t have been for the fact that MJ was wearing this shoe when he pulled off one of my all time favorite dunks of his—when he rolled over Kelly Tripucka and the Charlotte Hornets. Still gives me goosebumps…” – @krvanch

#23 - ASICS Gel Lyte III “Urban Camo”

#24 – Nike Kobe VIII “Area 72″

#25 – Air Jordan 5 “Fear”

Let us know which was your most coveted pair of the year in the comments, and if you agree the picks.

About the Armour39

What makes the Armour39 so revolutionary?

After you have finished a workout, the Armour39 determines your WILLpower, a.k.a., how hard you really worked.

Under Armour’s Digital Support Manager, Sara Hester, says, “The CEO and founder Kevin Plank wanted a score for his workout, no matter what he did, that would allow him to compare from one workout to another. The product engineers took this inspiration to develop a scientific calculation.”

Based on a score between 0.0-10.0, the WILLpower algorithm combines how long you worked out, heart rate, what you did, height and weight, to compute an overall performance score. 

“The device is set apart from the traditional heart rate monitor because it captures every heartbeat, not just an average,” which is also the reasoning behind the development of a band versus a wristwatch. “It also contains an accelerometer that allows for it to capture your body position to give more accurate performance info.”

There’s no cheating yourself with this measurement system, plus it’s easy to use.

Strap the band across your chest, turn it on, and start your workout. The Armour39 module in the chest strap records up to 16 hours of workout data at a time and can store up to 30 days of information.

Once you download the app, the Armour39 auto-transmits workout data to your phone from up to 15 feet away via Bluetooth technology and can store information up to 180 days, so there’s no need to be glued to your phone.

Get the most accurate information and better dial into your workout routine with the Armour39.

Win the Armour39

That’s right, we’re giving away 5 Armour39s within the next 14 days – two the first week and three the second. How do you fitness lovers get your muscles on one? Answer this question in the comments section below: 

What would you add into your own personal algorithm to measure WILLpower?

Possible answers might include, “How great exercise makes me feel afterwards,” or “How hard I worked out the previous day.” We’re curious to know what it is. You have until December 18, 2013, at 10:00pm EST to enter. If your reply gets chosen, you’ll be doing more than just talking about WILLpower.

Official rules.

What were your favorite shoes that came out in 2013? We asked all of our Sneak Geeks the same question. Based off each of their rankings, Finish Line has equated an official Best Shoes of 2013 countdown. Stay tuned throughout the month of December as we get closer to the #1 spot.

#23 - ASICS Gel Lyte III “Urban Camo” 

“Asics have been gaining a lot of momentum the past few years, mainly due in part to the numerous collaborations with different boutiques. Their GR colors have oftentimes been overlooked, but not with these. Materials are what you would expect on a GR, but the color blocking? Perfection.”@EricMatenaer

#24 – Nike Kobe VIII “Area 72″

#25 – Air Jordan 5 “Fear”

Let us know which was your most coveted pair of the year in the comments, and if you agree the picks.

Finish Line Draft - Gamma Blue Jordan 11 Release Info

Finish Line Draft - Gamma Blue Jordan 11 Release Info
Every year the Air Jordan 11 seems to be the focus of the entire sneaker world during the holidays. This year, the Air Jordan 11 gets an entirely new colorway called “Gamma Blue.” We’ve received countless inquiries about the release and want to give everyone as much information about the Jordan 11 “Gamma Blue” release as we can. Here are the most common questions we’ve received in regards to our Finish Line Draft and the release of the Jordan 11 “Gamma Blue” later this month.

 

1.    I didn’t receive an email to sign up for the draft – will I receive my confirmation if I’m selected?

The opportunity to enter the draft is now closed. We sill have plenty of pairs for our online launch at finishline.com on December 21st at 8AM EST.

 

2.   Should I have received an email confirming that I am in the draft?

No, the confirmation was displayed on the screen upon entry.

 

3.   How will I know if I’m not chosen?

You will receive an email from us by 11:59 PM EST on December 12th indicating the status of your entry. The email will come from finishline@news.finishline.com.

 

4.   When will the final list come out of winners/losers?

For security reasons, we can’t publish the list. That said, you will hear from us at your indicated Winners Circle email address by December 12th at 11:59 PM EST.

 

5.   Can I call back if I didn’t receive an email to see if I won?

On December 12th Customer Care will have a final list of all entrees and their status.

 

6.   Who will the email come from if I’m notified – will it say it’s from Finish Line?

Yes. Please add finishline@news.finishline.com to your address book to ensure our emails reach your inbox, and be sure to check your junk folder.

 

7.   When will the Employee Draft take place – any information on that?

For the Corporate Office the information email will go out December 9th. For Field Employees and Stores, this draft closed November 24th at 11:45 PM EST.

 

8. Are there still pairs available if I missed the draft?

Yes, the online launch is December 21st at 8AM EST. We have plenty of pairs that are first come, first serve at www.finishline.com.

 

9. Will my local Finish Line store have more pairs available?

No, only draftees selected through the Finish Line draft process will have the opportunity to purchase the Jordan Retro 11 “Gamma Blue”.

 

10. What sizes will be available?

We will have men’s sizes 7.5-15 for this particular launch. The online launch is December 21st at 8AM EST.

 

Still have more questions? Hit up the Customer Care Reps – they know all the answers: 888-777-3949. Here are their hours:

Monday – Friday 8am – Midnight Eastern
Saturday 8am – 10pm Eastern
Sunday 10am – 8pm Eastern

What were your favorite shoes that came out in 2013? We asked all of our Sneak Geeks the same question. Based off each of their rankings, Finish Line has equated an official Best Shoes of 2013 countdown. Stay tuned throughout the month of December as we get closer to the #1 spot.

#24 – Nike Kobe VIII “Area 72″ 

“The Nike Kobe VIII “Area 72” makes this list strictly based on the colorway. The look of flowing lava paired with the subtle teal combines for a great look. A Kobe coming in at #24… coincidence???”@krvanch

#25 – Air Jordan 5 “Fear”

Let us know which was your most coveted pair of the year in the comments, and if you agree the picks.

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