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A Look Back at Jordan Brand Athlete Derek Anderson

Former NBA player, Derek Anderson was drafted in 1997 by the Cleveland Cavaliers as the 13th overall pick out of the University of Kentucky. Anderson was touted as an ideal shooting guard with his ability to shoot from the perimeter, handle the ball and finish at the rim. He also had championship pedigree winning the […]

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Air Jordan V Retro “Shanghai”

What was thought to be an Air Jordan V Black Laney edition is in fact part of Nike’s continuing Shanghai collection. Confusion about the model is understandable due to Jordan Brand having already this year applied a black look to a familiar colorway of the Jordan V with the Grape model. Although the Shanghai edition […]

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My Grail: Air Jordan XI “Playoffs”

The Black and Red Air Jordan 11; it is quite possibly one of the greatest sneakers of all time. When I think about a shoe to consider as my grail, I have to go through a long list of iconic sneakers; however, the Black and Red Air Jordan 11 tops my list quite easily. The […]

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Hate It or Love It: The Air Jordan XV

The Air Jordan XV is a shoe that many consider to be one of the least favorite designs in the Air Jordan line. Released in 1999, it was the first shoe to come out after what was thought to be Michael Jordan’s final retirement from the NBA. During this time, fans were still hanging on […]

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Air Jordan VI “Carmine” 2014 Retro

We brought you the news a couple of months ago that the Jordan VI “Carmine” would be returning in retro form in 2014 for the silhouette’s 23rd birthday, and a new set of images have appeared via Sneakers Addict. The Carmine VI sits atop many collectors lists as a must have model, and with only […]

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Air Jordan XX8 “Elephant Print Pack” (Release Information)

It’s been a minute since we’ve seen a new colorway from the Air Jordan XX8. Touted as one of the most advanced sneakers Jordan Brand has ever created, they bless us with a dual pack of the iconic elephant print with one sporting a red upper and the other sporting an off white upper as […]

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Air Jordan XI Low – “Concord” 2014

For those of you who have been waiting for a low version of the Air Jordan XI in a Concord colorway, the wait will be over next year. KATC recently received information that a 2014 release is set for this colorway. The Concord XI low is also known as the “Parades” after Michael Jordan sported […]

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Air Jordan “Fear Pack” Release Date

Here it is folks, the complete release information for each of the three pairs of retro Air Jordans to be released that make the “Fear Pack.” Finish Line has updated their release calendar for the month of August and it shows that we can expect the III, IV, and V models to drop on August […]

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Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG – “Laney”

Everyone got their start somewhere, that time when they overcame perserverance and obstacles to begin their meteoric rise to stardom. The G.O.A.T himself is one such person. He got his start back in the glory days at Laney High School. The previous retro model with this colorway has already risen to a collector and fan […]

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Air Jordan V Retro “Fear Pack” Images

We’ve all been patiently waiting and seeking out new information on the “Fear Pack” releases coming to us later this year. The release date for the Retro of the IV model, in black and white patterns, has already been announced but sneaker enthusiasts also seem to have their eyes set on the V Retro as […]

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Nike SB Dunk Low ‘Black/Red’?

The Nike SB Dunk Low ‘Concord’ was a hypebeast’s dream earlier this year when it was released. While it didn’t draw crowds and riots like the Air Jordan XI it was inspired from did, it was one of the most popular SBs released this year. Take this with a grain of salt, but an image […]

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What Makes a Sneaker Iconic?

What makes a sneaker iconic? There are numerous sneakers released every year by every brand and styles/designs change to reflect the current times. The passion and opinions of sneaker enthusiasts evolves just as similarly. Occasionally, one might lose touch with what truly brought them to their passion of sneakers – from the Chuck Taylor All-Star […]

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Conversation Piece: Get Real In The Fight Against Fakes

In the pursuit of being original and authentic in the world of sneakers, there will always be those who will attempt to duplicate someone’s idea, design, or etcetera in hopes of achieving some of the originators success. Unfortunately, as we all know, the sneaker market is now flooded with replicated pairs of some of the […]

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Air Jordan Flightclub 90

Hybrid Jordan model’s aren’t for everyone. The latest to be revealed takes design elements from the Jordan III and XX and blends them together to create the Flightclub 90. Featuring a black base, the Flightclub 90 moves the familiar elephant print to the shoe’s midsection. A forefoot strap taken from the XX is highlighted with […]

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Jordan V “Black Laney” – New Image

The Laney Air Jordan V is one of the most sought after non OG colorways around, and is rumored to return this year. Alongside the traditional pair looks to be coming a Black make up a la the Black Grape V release, we were recently treated to. We brought you a first look at a […]

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Conversation Piece: Is Nike’s Commitment To Fairness Making A Real Difference?

It wasn’t long ago that Nike (@nikestore) gave us a Commitment to Fairness; an attempt to help combat the use of bots and automation software that allows users to add product launches into their cart within seconds of Nike Store launch tweets.  Because of the use of automation software, it has given would be consumers […]

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Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG – Black/Red

Nico, here at MWS brought you the first murmurs of the Banned colorway back in March – “Possible return in 2013: Jordan 1 OG ‘Black/Red’.” Designer Hiroshi Fujiwara posted a photo via his Instagram feed that only seems to fuel the rumor fire that the next on the Retro 1 OG hit list is the […]

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Air Jordan IV “Fear” – Release Date

Fat Joe may have received his pairs but the rest of us are still waiting on Jordan Brand to let us know when we can get our hands on the “Fear Pack”. The first to release from the collection of three will be the Jordan IV. Featuring a stealth/black colorway the Fear IV is dressed […]

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Conversation Piece: For Charity Or For Sale?

Ever since the announcement was made that Nike and Jordan Brand would begin to re-retro some of their very popular and extremely limited Doernbecher charity shoes, people within the community have been scrambling to do whatever they can to make sure that they can lock down a pair (or two) of these highly sought after […]

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Jordan Six Rings – Purple/Black/Volt

It seems Jordan Brand has either gotten bored or is running out of tricks because images of a new colorway their Six Rings model have surfaced. The predominately purple upper is adorned with volt accents set upon a black and white midsole. No release info as of yet, be on the look out for more […]

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Air Jordan V 3Lab5 – Release Date

The Air Jordan line has pushed the boundaries of sneaker design ever since MJ’s first signature shoes were banned by the NBA. Design elements introduced throughout the lines history such as the elephant print first placed on the III, the 3M reflective coating on the V’s tongue and the use of patent leather on a […]

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Air Jordan prices to increase in 2014

Next year is looking like a good year for retro Air Jordans. A few weeks ago we got information that a few colorways of the Air Jordan VI will be releasing as well as the return of the Air Jordan IV “Black cat” that is sure to cause a lot of hype. But with all […]

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Air Jordan IV “Blackcat” to return

2014 will see the return of the Jordan IV “”Blackcat”. Last seen back in 2006, the blackcat took it’s name and inspiration from one of MJ’s nicknames and looks to be making a comeback in near identical fashion to the original. The classic black on black colorway is a favorite among collectors and the 2014 […]

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Air Jordan X Retro 2014 Colorways

Having blown the lid on the Carolina/Powder Blue Jordan III retro due early next year our friends over at TheShoeGame have done it again with a preview of four Jordan X releases due in spring 2014. It’s no secret that the Powder Blue X is making a return but it seems the popular colorway will […]

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Jordan Super Fly 2 Mint/Black

Blake Griffin has been wearing the Super Fly 2 for a little while and they’re yet to see a US release, though they have been made available in China already. The latest edition to hit nike.com.cn comes in one of this year’s hottest flavours. We’ve seen a lot of the mint green colorway this summer, […]

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Air Jordan Spring 2014 preview

The Air Jordan VI has already been confirmed for the first quarter of 2014 in a number of colorways including the Infrared, and thanks to TheShoeGame we’ve got a look at both that and a new Air Jordan III model. While we don’t have an official name for the new Jordan III we can see […]

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Air Jordan V “Black Laney” Sample

It’s a simple but effective idea, take a much loved mostly white colorway and replace the white with black. We’ve already seen it this year from Jordan Brand with the “Black Grape” V’s, and now we could be seeing the same treatment applied to the “Laney” colorway in what’s also been dubbed the Jordan V […]

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Air Jordan V “Bel Air” Sample

Before Will Smith was a Hollywood superstar he was the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Anyone who grew up in the early to mid nineties will remember the show and seeing Smith regularly rocking Jordans on camera, most notably the Grape Vs. Jordan Brand will look to pay homage to the show with a release […]

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How much is too much?

With the suggestion that the price of retro Air Jordans is set to rise again in 2014 – to $170, and even higher for “premium” releases – it raises the question, how much is too much? It’s been 30 years since New Balance released the 990, the first sneaker to retail at $100. Prices inevitably […]

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Air Jordan VI “Infrared Suede”

2014 is the 23rd anniversary of the Air Jordan VI and we’ve already seen that Jordan Brand plan to celebrate in a big way as returns are on the cards for the Infrared, White Infrared and Carmine The latest edition into this strong lineup is the “Infrared Suede” colorway. As the name suggests this model […]

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@KidKrampus Top Five of 2013 thus far

With half the calendar year gone and a full solid six months to go I decided to follow fellow writer @WEAVERTHEGREAT ‘s lead and put together a top five of the year so far. So lets get right to it. Honorable Mention: Flyknit Chukka Air Jordan 1 Royal BHM Nike SB Dunk Low and Roshes…just […]

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Air Jordan VI “Carmine” – Confirmed for 2014

A few weeks ago there was speculation that a few popular colorways of the Air Jordan VI would return in 2014, including both the white and black infrared colorways as well as the carmine colorway. Well today we have confirmation that the carmine colorway will indeed return in 2014. The Air Jordan VI will celebrate […]

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Top 5 of 2013 so far

As we near the end of June I thought it would be a good opportunity to take a look back at the first 6 months of 2013 and feature some of my favorite releases so far. My personal favorite over the first half of 2013 doesn’t have a swoosh or a jumpman on it, in […]

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My Favorite Doernbecher: AJ1

What makes a shoe special? The design, the colors, the materials? Is there a story behind it? Certainly how attainable it is. How many people have had that immense sense of satisfaction when they’ve tracked down something that’s been on their list for a long, long time and the delivery finally arrives? There’s one shoe […]

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Cop or Wait : Son of Mars Low “Cement”

Jordan Brand Son of Mars Low “Cement” is set to release 6/22/13. The shoe retail for $140 in Mens and $110 in Grade School sizes. Based on previous sales stats of the Son of Mars I recommend that you wait this shoe out. You should see a price reduction between the 45-60 day mark. I […]

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Random Rants by @Weaverthegreat

The Random Rants section has so far been MidwestSole’s domain, but I feel like blowing off some steam so I’m hijacking the section for the day. So here’s a few things that have been on my mind… 1. Roshe Run’s. They’re everywhere, they come in a multitude of different colorways and materials and you can […]

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Air Jordan VI “Infrared” Returning in 2014?

Next year marks the 23rd anniversary of the Air Jordan VI and now the return of the Air Jordan VI “Black Infrared”. To celebrate Jordan’s first NBA Championship, Jordan Brand is set to bring back the highly favorite “Black Infrared” colorway of the Air Jordan VI. The shoe will release in June, the same month […]

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Jordan X “Powder Blue” returning in 2014

Having already heard that the White Infrared VI may be seeing a retro release in 2014 it seems it may not be the only classic Jordan Brand model to return. Information has surfaced via HK-Kicks that the Powder Blue edition of the Jordan X will also be making a comeback. Originally released in 1994, the […]

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Air Jordan VI “White Infrared” returning in 2014

Last seen in 2010 as part of the Infrared pack, it seems the Jordan VI “White Infrared” is to be retroed for only the second time, slated for a 1st quarter 2014 launch according to HK-Kicks. The White Infrared is one of the most sought after shoes in the Jordan range, probably because since its […]

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JBF Customs Red Python 4

When it comes to custom sneakers there are a few names that stand out. Making a name for himself with a string of high quality python skin looks on Air Jordans is JBF Customs. We recently saw Wale rocking some python skin Jordan 3s at Summer Jam and JBF customs has done it again with […]

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Jordan Brand x Wale coming soon?

It’s no secret DC rapper Wale has a love for sneakers. Almost every time you see Wale he’s sporting either a classic retro or the newest pair to release. Wale also incorporates sneakers into his bars as much as he can. So with Wale’s love for sneakers, is it possible we could see a Wale […]

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Air Jordan “Fear Pack”

It looks as if we are getting a dope new pack come Holiday 2013. We spotted the Air Jordan IV “Oreo” a few weeks ago, and now it’s looking like its part of a pack that includes the Air Jordan III and V as well. Here we have the first images of the Air Jordan […]

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Random Rants by @MidwestSole

We got a decent amount of views on the first installment of this series, so I figured I might as well do it again. 1. If you haven’t noticed what Reebok is doing this year you’re blind. They are really killing it lately, and their collabs have been crazy. The Reebok Question x Sneakersnstuff “Crocus” […]

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Random Rants by @MidwestSole

While the title is low-key biting our guy @deftronic ‘s classic Random Rambos on Deftronic.com , I really wanted to get back into sneaker blogging in a way that doesn’t require me to post every day. As we’ve been growing rapidly, I have been taking on more and more responsibilities, pushing my blogging to the bottom […]

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Air Jordan IV – “Oreo”

Another Air Jordan Oreo/Grey Cement colorway looks to be headed our way, and could release sometime this year. This time the Air Jordan IV get’s a oreo look added to it with its smooth grey cement colorway. With a slew of IV’s releasing later in the year, this could be the next one to release. […]

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New Images: Air Jordan I Retro High OG – Black Toe

Another Air Jordan I Retro High is making it’s way to retailers this month. This time it’s the Black Toe version of the iconic shoe. The shoe features a white leather base with red accents found throughout the shoe. Black trim rounds off the shoe’s design on the SWOOSH as well as the toe box […]

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Release Reminder: Air Jordan V – “Grape”

Tomorrow marks the return of one of more popular colorways ever released by Jordan Brand. The Air Jordan V “Grape” makes its long-awaited return to retail stores. The Grapes last released in 2006 and has had sneakerheads anticipating its return ever since. The color scheme is very similar to the OG, with one difference being […]

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Air Jordan III – Fire Red 2013

Another popular Air Jordan is releasing this year to add to the already crazy releases we have seen so far. It was announced last month that the Air Jordan III “Fire Red” colorway will be making a return to retailers across the country. Today we get a first look at the popular colorway that is […]

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Air Jordan V.2 Low – “Pimento”

Available at select retail stores now is the recently released Air Jordan V.2 Low dubbed “Pimento”. The shoe comes equipped in a full pimento upper made from nubuck and canvas. Black premium leather is sported throughout the shoe which sits atop a nice white midsole and gum outsole. The shoes low top design is perfect […]

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Air Jordan IV “North Carolina” PE

Michael Jordan left his legacy at the University of North Carolina, and is one of many great players to suit up for the Tar Heels over the programs  rich tradition of basketball. Now Jordan Brand is the official apparel sponsor of the men’s basketball team, and has produced some nice PE’s for players lucky enough […]

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