Jordan Brand has always paid tribute to MJ’s baseball career through different colorways on his sneakers. The last time they did this was back in 2014 and they used three different Retro’s to do so. They dropped the Retro 1 and Retro 9 the same day during the spring of 2014 and then released the Retro 13 in July with the same color scheme. While Jordan may not have had a monumental baseball career, it was major point in his life and sports career that had a major impact on his Airness. JB is breaking the ‘Baron’ colorway out again this summer and it’s slightly different from the last time we saw it. The Air Jordan Retro 11 Low ‘Barons’ comes dressed in a black suede upper with matching black leather heels. An iridescent patent leather overlays the mudguard, while sitting atop a white midsole. Metallic silver branding and a milky translucent outsole completes the look.
Be sure to grab a pair of the Air Jordan Retro 11 Low ‘Barons’ on May 27th and add them to your rotation by scooping a pair from Finishline.com.
When it comes to the history of Jordan Brand, it’s hard to pick out influential moments for the Jumpman because there are so many to choose from. You may think that everything revolves around what Mike did on the hardwood, but if you look at the cultural moments that have involved MJ or even a pair of Jordan’s you may be hard pressed to pick. When it comes to the Air Jordan 4, the first two things that may come to your mind are Jordan’s big shot over Craig Ehlo in the ’89 Playoffs and the classic scene from the Spike Lee film “Do The Right Thing” when a guy scuffs Buggin Outs pair. Obviously there are more to choose from, but these iconic moments have cemented the sneakers legacy in the sneaker world.
Jordan Brands next shoe is the Jordan Fly ’89. Inspired by the court sneaker Air Jordan 4 and you can tell by the design aspects that pay homage to the classic silhouette. The neoprene mesh model also takes heavy design cues from more contemporary models with the slip-on upper that rests atop a plush Lunarlon outsole. The Air Jordan 4′s traditional wings are used to bring its lacing system full circle and you’ll also find the same heel tab as well that gives it a classic look and feel. One of the biggest design details in the brands history also covers the sole of the shoe. You may notice the Cement print that made the Air Jordan 4 so legendary is carried over to the Fly ’89 and it dons the outsole.
Be sure to grab your pair of the Air Jordan Fly ’89 on May 26th at Finishline.com.
Puma is no stranger to introducing new lacing technology to their sneakers. They first did it with the Puma Disc Blaze back in 1991 and now they are bringing a whole new style to the sneaker world on the Puma Tsugi Shinsei that features a unique lacing system with the laces sitting on the lateral and medial side of the foot for a custom fit and progressive look. “Tsugi” translates to “Next” in Japanese, and “Shinsei” translates to “Reborn.” These words embody Puma’s goal of bringing a new style to the streetwear scene. The futuristic upper sits atop a soft IGNITE Foam sole found in the brand’s performance running models. The shoe also features an EvoKnit sock liner, mesh toebox, leather and nylon accents, and IGNITE foam cushioning. Puma branding is also featured prominently on the heel. This sneaker is definitely unique in all aspects from the story inspiring it all the way down to the design and look of it.
Make sure you add the PUMA Tsugi Shinsei to your rotation and pick up your pair on May 24th at Finishline.com.
Last night the NBA Draft lineup was unveiled and the dream for LaVar Ball and his son Lonzo came one step closer to reality. You may remember the notoriously clever line that LaVar made a couple weeks back “Lakers gon get that ball, then they “‘Gon. Get. That. Ball.” While nobody seemed surprised that he made the statement, we are all kind of creeped out that it is slowly becoming a reality. It all depends on what Boston chooses to do but with the Lakers getting the second pick in the 2017 NBA Draft things could get even more interesting in L.A. Check out some of the best memes around the scenario that flooded the twittersphere last night.
To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Shaq Attaq, Reebok introduces a twist on the original, called the Shaq Attaq Modern.
The Shaq Attaq Modern was designed to be closer to the current trend of contemporary basketball sneakers. The leather is replaced with a woven mesh upper, which helps to reduce the overall weight of the shoe while keeping the structure of the original in place. The collar features a foam compound with net mesh overlay to provide padding around the ankles. Minimal stitching gives way to hot melt throughout while also providing dimension thru use of various technical lightweight synthetics on the upper.
Featured in an allover yellow spark color with sublimated black stripe down the middle, the Shaq Attaq Modern colorway was inspired by one of Shaq’s many nicknames.
Make sure you add the Shaq Attaq Modern to your rotation and get your pair on May 19th at Finishline.com.
When it comes to summertime, you can’t beat a clean pair of all-white kicks to make your outfit look that much better. The theme of the summer seems to be ‘Pure Money’ for JB as we get another sneaker that is done up in that clean color scheme. What started with the Jordan XXXI Low has turned into three pairs of kicks. Last week the Air Jordan Retro 4 ‘Pure Money’ and it was a welcomed release after a long hiatus from shelves. Now, we get to see the second release of the Retro 13 Low model, but the colorway is nothing new.
This Retro is done up in a simple triple-white and is complimented by chrome accents on the Jumpman logo on the heel. The upper is done with premium white tumbled leather and is complimented by Pure Platinum suede extending all the way to the midsole for a unique twist. The devil is in the details though, and this retro has some of the best that may not stand out at first glance, but the material quality gives these kicks a special summer time feel.
Grab your pair of the Air Jordan Retro 13 Low ‘Pure Money’ with FREE SHIPPING on May 20th at Finishline.com.
Paul George’s season may be over, but that doesn’t mean that his signature sneaker will stop getting love. PG had a career year with outstanding numbers and a great first signature sneaker that sneakerheads love. George became the 21st Nike Athlete to get their own signature shoe and many thought that it should have happened a long time ago. Like most elite players, he will get his own signature shoe that is built to take his game to the next level and reflect his style of play.
The next impressive new look you can expect to hit retail is this “Glacier Grey” colorway featuring a tonal grey suede and mesh upper with Midnight Navy accents and pops of bright red on the outsole’s PG logo and forefoot Zoom bag. One thing that is different with this next release is that it is an XDR version. For those who don’t know, XDR is commonly seen on overseas releases for outdoor play that provides a more durable rubber sole. This clean grey colorway is one that is perfect for the upcoming summer months, whether you’re on the court or kickin’ it with the homies.
Grab your pair of the Nike PG 1 ‘Glacier Grey’ on May 19th at Finishline.com.
Your summer is about to get a lot better, thanks to some help from adidas. They are dropping two new PrimeKnit NMD R1s that perfect for any rotation. These two NMD’s may be some of the best ones yet. Both come with that sneakerhead favorite “glitch” pattern that we saw on some of the first releases of the shoe. One pair has a smooth upper with a tan and light cream white base that is being called ‘Linen Khaki’ and the other comes with a subtle camo pattern that is done in a clean white and black colorway.
These two sneakers are a must-have for any BOOST lover who is wanting to round out a nice summer rotation. One thing is certain, and that is that these will not sit around for long! You will want to make sure you don’t miss out on these premium kicks. You can grab your pair or pairs of the new adidas NMD PK R1 ‘Linen Khaki & Glitch Camo’ on May 20th at Finishline.com.
Earlier this year, adidas debuted their newest running shoe, the adidas PureBOOST and it was a hit. You can’t go wrong with full-length BOOST, PrimeKnit upper, and unlimited styling options. The redesigned look of the shoe gave it a fresh feel in the sneaker world that was a perfect start to 2017. With summer approaching fast, adidas is giving us the PureBOOST DPR and it is designed for outdoor running.
The PureBOOST DPR looks very similar to the PureBOOST but the three stripes have made some adjustments and the most noticeable being the all-new one-piece engineered circular knit upper. adidas’ signature Boost technology, blended with a new 8mm head-to-toe offset, stores and unleashes energy more effectively so you get the most out of your movement. The DPR will also come with a traditional tongue that isn’t attached, unlike the earlier PureBOOST that featured a unique tongue construction that would fold over.
Get your pair of the adidas PureBOOST DPR on May 18th at Finishline.com.