Part two brings new faces and basketball front and center just in time for All-Star weekend. The fun starts with Caleb McLaughlin and Offset battling it out on NBA Jam while Quavo spins a basketball and TakeOff shoots for a garbage can three.
Last year we introduced you to the #ShoesSoFresh Bodega. We’re back at it again and open for business. Bringing faces, old and new together and ensuring that they get Bodega fresh. For our latest spot we’re going bigger and bringing you the latest from Nike. Pairing rap group Migos with Stranger Things actor Caleb McLaughlin and Hall of Fame NFL receiver Jerry Rice.
Part one of three, this first spot serves as a prelude of things to come. From the stars, to the cars and footwear, the party is only getting bigger at the #ShoesSoFresh Bodega.
The gift that keeps on giving. Every time you watch the spot you’ll notice something new. Take for instance the newspaper that Jerry Rice is holding. It appears to be teasing something very special that’s in the works for halftime on Sunday. We suggest that if you haven’t already, you download our app and when intermission starts, you might be in for a special treat from Migos.
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Jordan Brand is no stranger to celebrating the Chinese New Year with signature kicks. Over the years we’ve seen JB give us some dope sneakers that honor the zodiac animal sign for that year. Zodiac themed Jordan’s are nothing new, we’ve seen Retros; team Jordan’s, and even special packs that honored the Chinese New Year. Some of the most notoriously known colorways are the Year of the Rabbit, Year of the Dragon, Year of the Snake and this year, we get the Year Of the Pig. Like last year, Jordan Brand is using the Retro 12 model to bring to life the storytelling practice of ancient Chinese patchwork and quilting (also known as 百家衣 / baijiayi). For centuries, Chinese patchwork has been given to children as a symbol of prosperity, strength and appreciation. Quilt pieces are sourced from multiple families in a community, which earned the patchwork a nickname, the “Hundred-families” robe.
This celebrated iteration of the shoe features a Black satin upper with White textured overlays atop a matching White rubber sole. Metallic Gold detailing and multicolored pattern on the inner lining, which could be a nod to the celebration of CNY, completes the design. One of the key embellishments featured on this year’s Air Jordan 12 ‘Chinese New Year’ design is its Black, fabric upper that is meant to either fade away with wear or be purposely removed to reveal a hidden layer of traditional Chinese Bai Jia Yi quilting. Underneath the fabric upper is an aforementioned colorful, eye-catching pattern that boasts vibrant combinations of Blue, Red, Yellow, and much more.
Nearly 30 years after the first Air Jordan model released, there’s still no feeling like lacing up a fresh pair of MJ’s finest. Let’s be honest, with the past winter we had, it didn’t seem like summer could come fast enough. We’re getting what we wanted because the heat is definitely here. Peep these Jordan enthusiasts and collectors and how they rock their J’s, and don’t be scared to hit that follow button.
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Every week we highlight the best Jordans on #JordanFridays and now you can peep the best adidas Boost pics on Wednesdays. If you think you’re sick with the camera and love your adidas Boost then make sure you snap a pic and tag us and use the #boosted hashtag. Each week we will highlight some of the dopest images on social media and show some social love to the boost fanatics out there. If you want to see your pic on the blog then grab your camera and snap a pic and tag #boosted and check the blog each week. Get through hump day with a little social media glory.
We all know the story of Michael Jordan being cut from his high school varsity team when he was just an underdeveloped sophomore. We also know that devastating blow was what initially willed Jordan to become the greatest basketball player of all time. Both those defining moments took place at Laney High School in Wilmington, North Carolina. Back in 2000, Jordan Brand honored Jordan’s high school with an Air Jordan 5. The shoe has grown to become one of the best non-OG Air Jordan 5s, and was retroed for the first time back in 2013. Now, Jordan Brand is starting 2019 by opening a new chapter for the Laney series.
While previous Laney Air Jordan 5’s used a White leather as a base, this new color scheme dons a full-on varsity experience. Now, this new makeup has Blue nubuck being served as the base color for the upper, while a speckled Grey midsole offers contrast. A Yellow chenille material, similar to what you’d see on a letterman jacket’s patches appears on the tongue’s Jumpman, heel “23” logo and the sockliner, and the look is rounded out by a translucent outsole with more Yellow and Blue detailing.
January ushers in a fresh start each and every year, but it also affords us the opportunity to reflect and remember Dr. Martin Luther King JR. Annual basketball releases from Nike and Adidas drop in commemoration of MLK Day and Black History Month with themes dedicated to the civil activist’s teachings. Lets take a look at our top-10 favorite MLK/BHM hoops shoes in celebration of Martin Luther King Day!
10. Nike Kobe 9 Elite; 2015
Black and white goes with everything, don’t @ us. Nike’s execution on the Kobe 9 Elite High was insane, every inch of the shoe has something going on without being too busy. Two-tone Flyknit across the upper offers a new look with every step. The shoe’s boxing inspired design was an acquired taste, but for those lucky enough to have owned a pair can attest to their unparalleled feel on the court.
Growing up, your days are filled with dreams and imagination and it’s all fueled by an ‘unwavering curiosity of the unknown.’ In collaboration with NASA, the latest drop from Nike and Paul George focuses on that idea and dreams big. The Nike PG 3 ‘NASA’ embraces the spirit of exploration. George’s affinity for space started with his childhood. He grew up in Palmdale, California. The home of NASA’s Armstrong Building 703, which is an aeronautical research center. Embracing George’s roots, inspiration from the facility was infused into the PG 3 NASA ‘Total Orange.’
Coming dressed in ‘Total Orange,’ the upper of the shoe is reminiscent of the classic astronaut flight suit. Black & silver accents on the shoe further the homage to the suit. The midsole foam is lighter than before and paired with a forefoot Zoom Bag. Carried over from the PG 2, the forefoot “wings” will lock your foot down. One of George’s favorite quotes graces the heel of the shoe (‘Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon’) and brings the image of lunar exploration full-circle. Continuing that personal connection, details from PG’s life (birthday, jersey numbers worn, number of tattoos) are featured inside the circular traction pattern.
If you’re looking to get your hands on the PG 3 NASA ‘Total Orange’ you can head to our Roosevelt Field Mall (New York) & Del Amo Fashion Center (California) locations or at finishline.com or through our app on 1/26. The first 72 Winner Circle members to purchase the shoes at each store receive a limited edition lunar themed box, exclusive to Finish Line.