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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.

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.

#25 – Air Jordan 5 “Fear”

“I’m not sure if the “Fear” theme really comes through in this pack, but all three pairs turned out pretty well. The Vs are particularly strong with the unique shade of green and the gradient effect on the midsole.”@AndyOliverWpg

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

We have introduced you to the “regular” people on Twitter and Instagram that share a true love for sneakers, 16 of them in fact. Now, it’s up to you to reach out to them, get more involved in the community, and get to know who you want to know.

Kick it with:

1. @racattacktweets

2. @S_Galactus

3. @nick_annacone

4. @YoAnty1

5. @DeadStockNYC

6. @iNeedKicks

7. @AndyOliverWpg

8. @maxwellwillis

9. @gwarism

10. @BasedLaRock

11. @ericmatenaer

12. @mrFOAMERSIMPSON

13. @cheddar2345

14. @airkarinabx23

15. @sneakerrevkev

16. @krvanch

It doesn’t end here, guys. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for a special Holiday post featuring our Sneak Geeks.

Stay in shape this holiday season with our list of winter marathons.

1. Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon

Date: December 1st, 2013

Location: Seattle, Washington

Race Types: Marathon Walk, Half Marathon Run, Half Marathon Walk, Marathon Run

Highlights: Rolling course with hilly sections and scenic views of downtown Seattle and Lake Washington

2. Calico Racing’s Running From an Angel Marathon

Date: January 25th, 2014

Location: Boulder City, Nevada

Race Type: Marathon, 50 Miler, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K

Highlights: Spectacular scenery – takes place entirely inside Lake Mead N.R.A., cool winter desert conditions

3. Yuma Territorial Marathon

Date: January 25th, 2014

Location: Somerton, Arizona

Race Types: Marathon, Half Marathon

Highlights: Mostly level course, 50% of participants set their best marathon time

4. Livestrong Austin Marathon

Date: February 16th, 2014

Location: Austin, Texas

Race Types: Marathon and Half Marathon

Highlights: Running fundraiser benefits Livestrong Foundation to fight against cancer, challenging hilly course

5. Canyon Meadow Trail Run Marathon

Date: March 24th, 2014

Location: Oakland, California

Race Types: Marathon, Half Marathon, 5-Mile, 30 K and 50K

Highlights: Held in Redwood Regional Park – home of the Coastal Redwood Tree, plenty of animals and wildlife

6. Run Hard Columbia Marathon

Date: March 8th, 2014

Location: Columbia, South Carolina

Race Types: Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay, 5K, Kids’ Marathon

Highlights: Scenic route through USC campus, last leg is completely flat for a strong finish 

7. Publix Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon

Date: February 15th, 2014

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Race Types: Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K, Kids’ Race

Highlights: Best entertainment and nightlife, ocean breeze and palm trees 

8. Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon

Date: February 2nd, 2014

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

Race Types: Marathon, Half Marathon, 2-Person Relay

Highlights: Live and local bands along the way, historic landmarks 

9. Walt Disney World Marathon

Date: January 12th, 2014

Location: Walt Disney World – Orlando, Florida

Race Types: Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K

Highlights: runDisney Kids’ Races, takes place in all four parks – Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios

10. JAL Honolulu Marathon

Date: December 8th, 2013

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

Race Types: Marathon

Highlights: One of largest marathons in the world, scenic course with ocean views

Have you ran in one of these winter marathons before? Tell us about your experience below.

[Photo: Oli Scarff/Getty Images News/Getty Images]

It’s that time. The most wonderful time of the year, where you can observe your family dysfunctions, eat your feelings, and wake up at the crack of dawn to shop. But for real, we love the holidays, and we want you to enjoy them without getting overwhelmed. Check out this list of tips to make your holiday shopping easy-peasy-pumpkin-pie.

 

Free shipping? I want in.

During our Weekend Warrior Sale, hop on the free economy shipping bandwagon from November 28th through December 3rd*.

 

When do I have to order by to get my gifts shipped in time for Christmas?

Here are the cut-off dates, so you’re not accidentally holding onto any future birthday presents:

  •        December 15th 11:59pm EST – Economy Shipping Cutoff
  •        December 17th 11:59pm EST – Ground Shipping Cutoff
  •        December 19th 11:59pm EST – Rush Shipping Cutoff
  •        December 21st 11:59pm EST – Express Shipping Cutoff

 

But it doesn’t fit! Not to worry, here’s the Holiday Return Policy.

We’ve extended our Policy so you can enjoy your holiday time with the fam instead of worrying about returns. Between November 10th and January 1st, products can be returned up to February 15th, 2014. For all you Finish Line newbies, this is a lot longer than our usual 45-day Return Policy. Happy holidays!

 

I need more time! Heard that. Here are our extended shopping hours:

Black Friday starts early online with our Weekend Warrior Sale that will launch November 28th 12:01 EST and run through December 2nd. Our stores are staying open later, too. Check out our Holiday Store Hours to view the extended hours for the stores near you.

 

Not sure what to get for your uncle’s sister’s niece? The Gift Guide is a great place to start.

Ideas for your mom to your younger sister’s boyfriend: Finish Line Gift Guide.

 

No shame in gift cards.

Still don’t know what to get? We don’t blame you. Sometimes it’s easier to let them pick it out with a gift card.

 

More questions? Customer Care has the answers.

Think of them as little elves that have your back.

Call: 888-777-3949.

  •        Monday – Friday 8am – Midnight EST
  •        Saturday 8am – 10pm EST
  •        Sunday 10am – 8pm EST

Tweet: @FinishLineHelp

Email: customerservice@finishline.com

 

*FREE SHIPPING DETAILS: This offer for free shipping applies to Economy shipping only.  Minimum order value of $20.01 for free shipping to be applicable.  This promotional offer cannot be combined with any other promotional offer, exchange, group sale, nor is this promotional offer valid on previous purchases. Promotional offer excludes resellers, wholesalers and diverters. Shipping offer is available for a limited time only. Finish Line reserves the right to modify or discontinue this offer at any time. Offer begins 11/28/2013 at 12:01am EST and is valid through 12/3/2013 at 11:59pm EST.  Offer valid on online purchases only.  Promotional offer only valid on eligible items. Other items in your shopping cart that are not eligible are subject to shipping charges. Shipping offer not valid on 3/$30 sock promotion, launch product, and/or on orders shipped to Alaska and Hawaii. This promotional offer is not available for shipments to APO/FPO addresses or P.O. boxes. Additional exclusions may apply. Shipping surcharges still apply.  Please refer to our Shipping Rates and Policies for more information.

Given the nature of retro sneakers, it’s hard to do wrong bringing a classic back.

The return of the Reebok Kamikaze II furthers that notion, adding more points to the scoreboard with each new colorway. Encountering no shortage of inspiration, Reebok crafts a new rendition of the everlasting Kamikaze II, dubbed the “Glow.”

Fitting for the holiday parties, the “Glow” is ready for when the lights go off, sporting a glow-in-the-dark upper that stretches over the entire top. Where the glowing stops, neon yellow picks up, filling in the blanks and keeping up the fluorescent flow. Sitting back as an accent to the dominating colors is black, showing up on the laces and outsole, rounding out the luminous theme.

There’s always room in the sneaker collection for something that stands out among the rest, and glow in the dark is the way to go. Don’t sleep on these night-lit kicks. Check them out now at Finishline.com.

[Photo: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images]

Twenty-nine year-old Nate Robinson knows a thing or two about basketball, but what you probably did not know is that he also knows a thing or two about fashion.

When it comes to Nate’s style, he has a more casual approach than some of his NBA peers like LeBron or Stoudemire, reflecting his young and fun personality.

Nate Robinson is always decked out in the newest and freshest gear. His footwear selection usually includes the most recent Air Jordan Retro releases, as well as some of the latest sneakers from Nike like the Free Flyknit.

Since Nate is a Nike sponsored athlete, you know he gets hooked up with the newest apparel selections, too. Oftentimes you can see him rocking Nike scripted tees to complement his youthful vibe.

Another thing that sets Nate apart from others is his massive collection of hats. You’ll probably never see him in the same hat twice, whether it be a Chicago White Sox Snap Back or Boston Red Sox New Era.

You may not be able to play like Nate Robinson, but you certainly can dress like him.

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