Nike Basketball celebrated the 20th anniversary of another classic sneaker last year, the Nike Air Max Uptempo ’97 and now it looks like one of the most popular colorways is dropping again. The classic Nike Air Max Uptempo ’97 which was formerly known as the Air Max Uptempo 3, made its debut back in 1997, and was most notably worn by Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen and several stars at the collegiate level. A fresh look for the Fall season, this colorway of the model comes dressed in a ‘Triple Black’ colorway that you can’t go wrong with. Much like the other Uptempo varieties, it’s upper grabs most of the attention, utilizing a boisterous and eye-catching construction as it’s focal point. Air branding takes shape on its lateral midfoot, sporting a quick touch of white on its embroidery to break up its dark aesthetic. You can’t go wrong with a pair of classics.
Make sure you grab your pair of the Nike Air Max Uptempo ’97 ‘Triple Black’ on September 22nd at Finishline.com.
Nike and LeBron James are continuing the Kings ever-popular signature line with the new Nike LeBron XVI ‘Fresh Bred’. James has been very vocal about how this shoe is his favorite one to date from his line. LBJ and Nike Basketball are now sixteen shoes deep with his line and they only seem to be getting better year after year. Like his sneaker line, King James keeps evolving his game on the court, and using his platform to be more than just a basketball player, he’s changing the world where he can. Now, his newest shoe brings a fresh new look to the court and for the design, King James has once again teamed up with Nike designer, Jason Petrie, his long time friend and creator.
Petrie is a name you should all be familiar with, but if you haven’t, here’s the jist. He’s been LeBron’s signature shoe designer since the seventh model, the undisputed turning point of the signature shoe line. He’s delivered the top tier product at the peak of the basketball shoe craze in the first half of the 2010s while designing a lower-priced parallel line that doesn’t get nearly the respect that it deserves, called the LeBron Soldier. Jason and the basketball footwear team at Nike know that each iteration of the LeBron line calls for fresh tools. With the new 16, the breakthrough tool is knit.
The Nike LeBron XVI flexes some more innovative muscle in the new Battleknit 2.0, a super-durable upper that blends elements of knit and wovens to create an incredible forcefield around LeBron’s feet. According to Jason, Nike had to create new machines from scratch just to produce this specific type of knit, which suggests that we’ll see more of this in future Nike LeBron iterations. Gone is the ankle cuff from the previous model, but the effective height of the shoe is the same. The full-length Max unit has been slightly modified to feature an outrigger to further support the slightly lower height of the shoe. With ‘Brons game changing every year, his shoes are designed to keep up and evolve with the superstar.
Pick up your pair of the Nike LeBron XVI ‘Fresh Bred’ on September 20th at Finishline.com.
Back at the beginning of August, Nike dropped a LeBron Soldier XII in a premium Navy makeup that had anchors detailed into the upper of the toe box and now they’re dropping a second pair that compliments them. That release was part of a ‘Land & Sea’ Pack, which is completed with this upcoming Olive Green colorway. Utilizing olive green on the vast majority of this pair’s upper, military-inspired logos can be seen on its toe to further the lure of the Soldier line. The King’s signature “LJ” crown logo interacts with that same de-bossed detailing to complete the look of this strap-infused selection. A Sail midsole and Gum rubber outsole completes the design.
Pick up your pair of the Nike LeBron Soldier XII on September 1st at Finishline.com.
The Nike Air More Uptempo had a huge year in 2017 and it doesn’t appear to be slowing down. Granted, the 1996 retro basketball model has long-since been a lifestyle staple thanks to its bulky ‘Air’ side panels and uniquely comfortable midsole unit. Now, the loud Uptempo sneaker is back once again with a color scheme that serves as a nod to the Georgetown Hoyas. Featuring a Cool Grey upper paired with a Midnight Navy overlay paired with White detailing on the laces and Swoosh logo on the toes. White accents throughout and more navy on the outsole completes the design altogether. If you’re a G-Town fan then these are a must-have for you for the season.
Make sure you grab your pair of the Nike Air More Uptempo ‘Loud & Clear’ on August 30th at Finishline.com.
Nike and Kyrie Irving have been killing it with their inspirations for Kyrie 4 colorways. The Kyrie 4 Decades Pack is no exception. Taking characteristics from defining eras, each shoe features design elements that not only reflect that period in time but also Kyrie’s personality.
Coming dressed in black and laser fuschia, the Nike Kyrie 4 ‘80s utilizes neon fluorescent patterns that honor Kyrie’s “loud star-power with the ball.” While the Nike Kyrie 4 ‘90s boasts a clean white design and a funky internal bootie inspired by classic Saturday morning cartoons. Representing Irving’s thought “that you’ll always be a kid at heart.”
Pay respect to yesteryear with the Nike Kyrie 4 Decades Pack, available on August 25th at Finishline.com.
We’re rolling into the fall months and that means that it’s time to break out your more autumn looking sneakers. 2018 started strong for the Nike Foamposite line but after All-Star weekend the line slowed down. Last year, Eric Avar’s iconic Foamposite design turned 20 years old and Nike Basketball celebrated by bringing back some of the most sought after colorways in the model’s history and some new ones that are just as clean. Now, Nike Sportswear will be adding another Air Foamposite Pro to their summer lineup with the brand new ‘Sequoia’ colorway.
This Nike Air Foamposite Pro features a Sequoia Foam shell highlighted with Orange contrasting accents throughout. A Black upper, laces, inner interior, Nike Swoosh logo, carbon fiber and rubber outsole completes the design. Small pops of color arrive via bright red detailing on the forefoot and heel swooshes, and the shoe’s fall-ready look is completed with a black carbon fiber mid-foot plate and a semi-translucent smoky black outsole.
Make sure you cop your pair of the Nike Air Foamposite Pro ‘Sequoia’ on August 16th at Finishline.com.
Although the NBA offseason is in full swing, Kyrie Irving‘s signature shoe line doesn’t take any breaks. The elite point guard’s new Kyrie Low 1 debuted in late June, and is now set to arrive in a Southwestern-style ‘Amarillo’ colorway. The new shoe features a bright Yellow upper, with Black accents arriving on the textured forefoot strap, mid-foot Swoosh and Kyrie branding on the tongue. A raised pattern on the heel adds an extra touch of tonal flair, and the shoe is completed with a Black midsole and white outsole that boasts an interesting Black and Yellow target-style pattern.
Make sure you grab your pair of the Nike Kyrie Low ‘Amarillo’ on August 15th at Finishline.com.
Nike Basketball celebrated the 20th anniversary of another classic sneaker last year, the Nike Air Max Uptempo ’97 and now it looks like one of the most popular colorways is dropping again. The classic Nike Air Max Uptempo ’97 which was formerly known as the Air Max Uptempo 3, made its debut back in 1997, and was most notably worn by Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen and several stars at the collegiate level. A fresh look for the Summer season, this colorway of the model comes dressed in a White leather and mesh upper contrasted by the Black detailing and College Navy overlays. Adding a nice pop to the shoe are the Metallic Blue accents on the midsole. Rounding out the main features of the shoe is the full-length Zoom Air cushioned sole unit. You can’t go wrong with a pair of classics.
Make sure you grab your pair of the Nike Air Max Uptempo ’97 ‘Collegiate Navy’ on August 4th at Finishline.com.
Back in the beginning of June, Paul George attended the popular video game tournament, E3 and while everyone was asking him what his plans were, sneaker lovers were noticing the new footwear he was rocking. George debuted the newest iteration of his signature line with the Nike PG 2.5. The new model fuses elements from both of George’s signature shoes, using a strap similar to the PG1 on an upper that otherwise resembles the Thunder star’s second sneaker. PG wanted to refresh his PG 2 and bring back the strap that was on the PG1 which allowed Nikesto approach the element in a different way. Instead of incorporating Flywire as they did on the original, they conceived a new strap for the PG 2.5 built from a new webbing. The next version to release comes dressed in a Black, Pure Platinum and Anthracite color scheme. This new PG 2.5 is highlighted with a midfoot strap similar to the PG 1. Its upper is fully done in Black while having Pure Platinum and Anthracite detailing. Adding contrast are Orange accents on the heel tab, inner tongue and outsole.
Grab your pair of the Nike PG 2.5 ‘Anthracite’ on July 19th at Finishline.com.