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We’re well into the winter months and the lovely weather that comes with the season. If you’re one that loves to rock their retros year round but have to resort to a backup in the winter then Jordan Brand has you covered. You don’t want to mess up your prize pairs, sacrificing them to salt and snow, but you still want to have something fresh on your feet. It’s a difficult Catch-22 of sorts, and one that Jordan Brand is doing their part to solve with their new ‘Winter’ Air Jordan 12s. Back in October, Jordan dropped their first round of winterized Retros with multiple colorways of the Retro 9 that were built to withstand the weather.

Now, they’re dropping another winter-ready pair in the Air Jordan Retro 12 ‘Winter’. The all-black kicks feature a rubberized upper for maximum durability and resilience, while a terry cloth-lined collar ensures they’re extra-warm for the cold days as well. Just because they feature a toned-down colorway doesn’t mean that they’re skipping out on the detailing either, as the textured upper is accented by stitched panels, the AJ 12’s signature large mudguard, and tonal Jumpman branding on the tongue, throat, mid foot, and heel.

Grab your pair of the Air Jordan Retro 12 ‘Winter’ on December 15th at Finishline.com. Make sure you check with your local store for more release details.

Get ready to Glow Up. Kanye and adidas are blessing us with another chance to cop the  Yeezy Boost 350 V2 ‘Frozen Yellow’. This next Yeezy release will be through our IN THE APP RESERVATIONS, and ONLINE ON 12/14 at 7am EST. Download the app now for Apple or GooglePlay to get PRIORITY ACCESS. Make sure you check out the details for our mobile app reservation to make sure you don’t miss out on snagging your pair. We will be carrying sizes 4, 5-6, 7, 8-12 and 13. For conversion from women’s sizing to men’s, there is a size and a half difference. Example: If you’re a women’s size 8.5 then you would be a men’s 7.

Make sure you enter to reserve your pair now. Reservations Close on Monday December 10th.

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.

Make sure you post your best heat and tag @Finishline and use the #JordanFridays hashtag and maybe you’ll be featured here and gain some followers and have some sneaker blog glory! I mean, who doesn’t love some social media fame? Need to step up your game? Shop the latest Jordan Shoes now.

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For months, we’ve been seeing a new-look Air Jordan 1 in the classic ‘Chicago’ colorway floating around the internet and wondering what they could mean. It wasn’t until just last week that Jordan Brand broke the news that this release is going down in conjunction with the debut of the animated “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse” movie and everyone’s favorite neighborhood vigilante. The shoes are featured on the film’s cover artwork.

The shoe comes dressed in a Chicago-like color scheme. Getting done up in a mix of Gym Red, Black, White, and Photo Blue on the sole, you could say the classic colorway gets a modern touch. It features a textured reflective upper paying homage to Miles Morales costume. An iridescent-styled Nike Air tongue label gives the shoe an OG-vibe, while sitting atop an icy sole. The spotted upper boasts reflective materials, contrasted by a Black ankle collar and mid-foot Swoosh that makes these super clean.

Grab your pair of the Air Jordan Retro 1 High OG ‘Origin Story’ on December 14th at Finishline.com. Make sure you check with your local store for more release details.

Coming off the launch of the AF1 Rebel XX, we’re loving the latest essentials from Nike. This round of #NeedItNow is showing perfect footwear and apparel for the winter season. One of our favorite looks with the AF1 Rebel XX, are the Nike Sportswear Velour Jogger Pants. A great cuff and style for the high rise design on the Rebel. Pair this with one of our Nike Long Sleeve Bodysuits and you have a comfy, sport-luxe look that won’t disappoint. 

Check out more Nike styles and outfit inspiration on our Pinterest board below and tell us what you’re liking on @finishlinewomen.


Look for updated need it now styles every couple weeks at @finishlinewomen and finishline.com.

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.

Written by Robbie Falchi of Sneaker History 

Few, if any, rappers enjoy long and fruitful careers like Jay-Z. He’s transcended music to a point where we think of Jay and his various monikers (Hova, H.O.V., Jigga, S-dot, Lucky Lefty, etc.) as more of an entity than a MC or business man (never forget, “he’s not a businessman he’s a business, man”). His rhymes are legendary, his businesses are boomin’ and his kick game is perpetually clean; but above all, Jay’s celebrating his 49th birthday today. Since the Brooklyn native’s breakthrough commercial success with 1996’s Reasonable Doubt Jay-Z AKA Shawn Carter has been at the forefront of everything Hip-hop from music to fashion. Lets celebrate Jay’s birthday with a fun lesson in ‘Hova-ology’ and use some of his raps to learn more about him and, our favorite topic, dope shoes!

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On May 7th, 1995 Michael Jordan stepped onto the hardwood for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals between the Chicago Bulls and Orlando Magic. All eyes in the stadium and across the country from the people watching on tv were locked in on Jordan, not because of a highlight play, but because of the shoes he had on. Nearly two months had passed since Jordan ended his 17-month retirement. When he returned, he shocked the basketball universe by switching to No. 45, not the No. 23 he’d previously worn for his entire NBA career. The new number was what he rocked for the Birmingham Barons playing in baseball’s minor leagues. All the other players on the court were donning the traditional playoff look of all black sneakers but MJ was showing off the fresh, predominantly white ‘Concord’ Air Jordan 11s. The No. 45 was there as well, printed in white on the heels of each shoe to match the jersey he had on. From there the rest is history.

From that moment, sneaker lovers, Michael Jordan historians, and fans of the game have looked at the ‘Concord’ Air Jordan 11 differently. The shoe has been described as “absolute perfection in a sneaker”, “the holy grail” and much more because of its White, ballistic mesh upper and a shiny, elegant Black patent leather wrap that was unlike anything that’d ever been seen on a sneaker. Then when good friend of Michael Jordan, Ahmad Rashad, decided to do a small feature on the patent leather shoes during the nationally broadcasted game, it sent the newly-forming sneaker community into a frenzy. There haven’t been too many moments like that since. Outside June 14th, 1998 (if you don’t know what happened that date, then do some searching), I can’t think of any athlete truly shocking the world with an unknown sneaker.

Since the debut in 1995, the ‘Concord’ Jordan 11 has released twice in 2000 and 2011. This years release is unlike the previous ones, as Jordan Brand goes back to ’95 with this version. These are as OG as it can get with a pair of Jordans. Swapping out the 23 on the heel for 45 like MJ’s pair, all the shoe’s iconic details are featured, from the striking Black patent leather mudguard to the White mesh upper. Finally, the colorway is topped off with a translucent outsole that’s rounded out by subtle Concord Purple hits on the tongue and bottom.

Grab your pair of the Air Jordan Retro 11 ‘Concord’ on December 8th at Finishline.com. Make sure you check with your local store for more release details.

Enter your name in the raffle to reserve your pair! Reservations Close on Monday Morning on December 3rd.

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.