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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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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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Reebok Blacktop Battleground Mid

Reebok is going full force with their Blacktop range and making its come back is the Reebok Blacktop Battleground Mid. While fans of lower cut shoes will no doubt love the look of these, I’m sure they’ll miss the Pump tech. Whether its effective or not is up for debate but I think aesthetically it […]

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Under Armour – Anatomix Spawn

The Under Armour team is advancing its basketball potential once again. We see with the newly released images detailing the athletic apparel faction’s transition and evolution in the basketball footwear game, that they may be a contender as far as performance and practicality. Not to mention, some freshly inspired color blocking that may catch some […]

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#NeverForget: The Day RSVP Services Lost to Nike and The Nike Destroyer

From the moment Nike revealed the release information for the LeBron X Celebration Pack, everyone knew it would become a mad race to see who could secure a pickup of the extremely limited edition. And true to form, RSVP services were primed and ready to capitalize on the tremendous hype brought on by LeBron James […]

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Nike Hyperquickness

The latest edition to Nike’s “Hyper” range of basketball shoes is the Hyperquickness. Built with a hyperfuse for a near seamless, lightweight upper, with cutouts to increase breathability. Cushioning comes in the form of a forefoot zoom unit and injected phylon midsole which adds to the already lightweight profile. A herringbone sole design provides traction […]

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LeBron X Low PE “Championship”

Counting chicken before they hatch? Well Nike Basketball is on-board for that philosophy. A couple photos of a new LeBron X low PE has surfaced. On the insoles in of the shoes it reads: “2-Time Champion and 11-12, 12-13” respectively, which then leads most of the sneaker community to believe this, is a “Championship” or […]

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Ewing Athletics – Ewing Focus

Ewing Athletics, the sneaker brand launched by former Knicks player Patrick Ewing in 1989 continues its impressive comeback this summer with the retro release of the Ewing Focus. Following the successful relaunch of the brand last year with the 33 Hi, the Focus is set to release 6/29. Last seen 20 years ago, Patrick Ewing […]

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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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Good Re-sellers Vs Bad Re-sellers

We’ve talked in earlier posts about the necessity for re-sellers as well as tackled the issue from the perspective of the re-seller  Today the focus is going to be on how to differentiate between the good guys and the bad guys. Almost every one of us has been here: Its Saturday morning, your only solid connect fell through, online camping […]

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KD V “n7”

“Nike N7 is committed to inspiring and enabling participation in sport for Native American and Aboriginal populations in North America.” (Niken7.com)  The KD IV was the first basketball shoe to support the n7 cause with the two colorways. Now Nike has decided to let the n7 logo grain Kevin Durant’s signature shoe yet again. This […]

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Nike Basketball Extraterrestrial Collection Official Pricing

It’s All Star Week! Who’s pumped for the NBA’s best of the best face off in this midseason exhibition? What I’m not pumped about are the official pricing of the All Star LeBron X, Kobe 8 and KD V. In my first reveal of the pack, no release information was available but they are now. Houston, we […]

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KD V “Easter”

EDIT: This is not the real KD V ‘Easter’ and is in fact the KD V ‘Hulk’ set to drop 3/9. A corrected preview of the Easter colorway can be found here. Nipping at the heels of the reveals for the “Easter” LeBron X and Kobe 8 is their signature counterpart, the KD V. In […]

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Jordan Brand “Year of the Snake” Pack

Jordan Brand will be looking to strike with the upcoming Year of the Snake with a special pack comprising of a fresh Jordan 1 Retro & Melo M9. Both pairs depict the heat seeking properties of a snake in hunting mode with radiating colored uppers. Recently revealed was the enlarged purple package emblazoned with Chinese […]

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Nike Basketball Houston 2013 All Star Game Pack

The “Galaxy” theme for last year’s NBA All Star Game in Orlando was a mega hit for Nike spawning the infamous “Galaxy” Foamposite One and “Big Bang” LeBron 9 so it was rather convenient that this year’s NBA All Star Game is in Houston which is home to a mission control center for NASA at […]

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Adidas Unveils D Rose 3.5

Chicago Bulls fans are anxiously waiting for #thereturn of star Point Guard Derrick Rose but Adidas didn’t want to wait any longer to release the second version of his third signature. The first version was an on court favorite and was received pretty well by the sneaker community albeit that crazy price hike. This time […]

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Adidas Mutombo

Nike is not the only brand that’s bringing back some classic 90’s kicks in 2013. Reebok has already announced a few big retro releases for this year, and now Adidas is following suit with a retro of the Adidas Mutombo. 20 years after its original release, we are seeing 3 colorways that are expected to […]

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Kobe 8 “Year of the Snake” Collection

A few weeks ago, a red camouflage upper Kobe 8 was leaked on the internet. Many people speculated that it was going to be the shoe Kobe Bryant will lace up in come All-Star weekend in Houston. Alas, Nike kept people guessing incorrectly as it unveiled the red camouflage Kobe 8 was in fact one […]

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Nike LeBron 10 “BHM”

The Nike LeBron 10 “BHM” may be the only sneaker from this year’s pack that actually looks like it belongs, as compared to past BHM releases. Nike used the same BHM inspired print along the midsole, tongue tab, outsole, sock liner, and very subtly on the branding. Nike gave this LeBron 10 the smoky outsole […]

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Air Jordan I “BHM”

We’re back! After a long holiday hiatus, we will be back in full-swing starting this week. We finally got a look at this year’s Black History Month pack, and the Air Jordan I was particularly interesting. While the colors are confusing to most (in relation to past BHM colorways), it’s guaranteed to turn some heads. […]

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1 on 1 with @NightWing2303

Everybody loves Chris. No, I’m not talking about that ill fated TV show based on Chris Rock’s childhood. Let me rephrase that. Everybody loves Nightwing2303. Am I getting through to you now? Yes? Good, that’s what I thought! For the very few who still have no idea about who I’m talking about, I’m talking about […]

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KD V “Christmas”

From low to high, from copper to an explosion of blue, red, and green, the KD V heads in quite the different direction this Christmas compared the KD IV from X-mas 2011. Originally dubbed the “Ugly Christmas Sweater” KD V, after new pictures have surfaced revealing a more detailed look of the upper and insole, […]

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NIKE KOBE 8 “PYTHON”

There was a lot of disappointment when the first images of the Kobe 8 leaked, but it seems as if many sneakerheads are starting to warm up to Kobe’s new sig. One of the reasons for the change in heart is the colorways that have been surfacing. Here you see one of the favorites, the […]

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Air Jordan XX8

Jordan Brand has been throwing us curveballs all year, but the announcement of the Air Jordan 2013 XX8 may be the biggest curveball of all. Aside from the fact that the yearly Jordan Brand signature sneaker hasn’t been a numbered sig since the XX3 in 2008, the look of the Air Jordan XX8 is not […]

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Penny V “Memphis”

This colorway of the Penny V really left me speechless. Head and shoulders above the other Penny releases of the year (in my opinion), expect to be able to grab these in February 2013

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Nike LeBron X “Floridians” Away

The Nike LeBron X “Floridians” Away colorway was one of the first we saw, but is just now being given a release date. Be on the lookout for these to drop November 21 at select Nike accounts.

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Adidas D Rose 3 “Alternate Away”

I had to think long and hard before writing this one. I’m a loyal Nike & Jordan Brand enthusiast and writing this post is akin to me joining the “dark side”. For Christ’s sake, the only pair of Adidas I own are golf cleats and the only reason I have them is because they were […]

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Kobe 8 and Kd V: Finally Unveiled

Today the Kobe 8 and KD V had their first official pictures sent out today. While not many people were very optimistic about either, Nike managed to crush a few doubts with what they showed today. They showed all the eager sneaker heads the first KD V color way not based on the Thunder. It […]

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LeBron 10 “Christmas”

We just wanted to give you an update on the LeBron 10 “Christmas” we showed you earlier this month. Below you will find a few more detailed pictures of the annual release from Nike Basketball.

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Kobe VII “Invisibility Cloak” Re-Release

About a month ago, @DreDayCoop confirmed with @Nikestore that the Kobe VII “Invisibility Cloak” they had listed to release on 10-20-12 was a typo. However, in the past week, @Nikestore has tweeted numerous times about the re-release of the Kobe VII “Invisibility Cloak.” We’re not sure what to believe at this point as the Nike […]

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Resellers: A Different View

Today in the sneaker world “resellers” are constantly ripped by the members of the community who don’t think a profit should be made of such a loved hobby and lifestyle. I see it on twitter every day and have taken part in it as well, but usually only when a price is outrageous. I see […]

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LeBron 10 “Canary Diamond”

The newest LeBron 10 colorway to hit the blogs, the LeBron 10 “Canary Diamond,” is receiving a very underwhelming response from the sneaker community. Many are already dubbing this the worst colorway yet of the popular LeBron 10 model, but it looks like a colorway that will grow on you. Donning 2 shades of grey […]

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Nike Air Foamposite One “Stealth”

Gentry created a huge buzz for NSW when he first showed off the Nike Air Foamposite One “Stealth” earlier this year. The pictures floating around the web were grainy and out of focus, but now we are seeing high quality images, and they are definitely going to be one of the top sneakers of 2012. […]

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Air Jordan XIII “Squadron Blue”

We first saw pictures of an Air Jordan XIII Retro+ colorway a couple months ago, but not much was known about them. They have since come to be known as the Air Jordan XIII “Squadron Blue” and have now been given a release date of 02-09-13. What do you think of this Retro+, or just […]

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LeBron 10 “Christmas”

Although we have already seen a handful of unreleased LeBron 10’s, there was one specific colorway sneakerheads have been waiting on; the LeBron 10 Christmas. We finally got our first look at the yearly favorites via Marqueesole. Featuring red uppers, along with a green translucent outsole, green laces, and green Flywire lace loops, this year’s […]

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Jason Kidd Nike Zoom Flight 95 “Career Pack”

As if being a sure-thing to be inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame isn’t enough, Nike is also looking to commemorate the amazing career of Jason Kidd with the Nike Zoom Flight 95 “Career Pack.” The pack consists of 4 colorways, celebrating his time with Cal, Dallas, Phoenix, and New Jersey; all of which […]

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LeBron 10 “Cutting Jade”

Nike is continuing the onslaught of LeBron 10’s after the great success of the LeBron 10 “Crown Jewel” and LeBron 10 “Gold Medal,” with the LeBron 10 “Cutting Jade.” Be on the

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Nike Zoom KD IV “What the KD”

A few days after seeing the first picture of the Nike Zoom KD IV “What the KD,” we still don’t know a release date, or if

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Nike Zoom Rookie x Sole Collector

Check out the information below to find out how you can get a chance to purchase the Nike Zoom Rookie x Sole Collector through SC’s 11th Issue.

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KD IV “All in One” (What the KD)

It all started in 2007 with the Nike Dunk SB Low “What the Dunk” when Nike decided to take some of the most popular aspects of different Nike Dunks and combine them into one pair of sneakers. Nike returned to that theme

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Nike Air Penny V

Today we get a new look at the Nike Air Penny V “Dolphins” & “Invisibility Cloak.” With the success of the Penny V “Red Eagle,” look for these two great colorways to move quick as

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LeBron 10 Low

We saw the LeBron 10 start off strong this past weekend with the LeBron 10 “Crown Jewel,” and now we are seeing some early pictures of the LeBron 10 Low. From what we can see

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LeBron 10+ “Crown Jewel” Packaging

As if the LeBron 10+ “Crown Jewel” release wasn’t enough of a surprise in itself, the packaging may be just as surprising. While we saw the LeBron 10 “Gold Medal” Special Edition packaging a while ago,

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Nike Air Way Up 2013

The Nike Way Up was originally released in 1995 and worn by players such as Scottie Pippen, Kevin Garnett, and Dennis Rodman. Retaining the original look, the Nike Way Up is releasing sometime in 2013. Stay tuned for

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Derrick Rose #TheReturn

If you haven’t heard about Derrick Rose’s #TheReturn series, check out the first 3 videos below in order.

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Nike Zoom Kobe VII

While we are awaiting the arrival of the Nike Zoom Kobe VIII, we are seeing a new colorway of the Nike Zoom Kobe VII. This Lakers-inspired colorway features a white upper with a purple swoosh and a white-speckled

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Nike Air Flight One

While Nike SB and the Air Jordan IX have been taking over blogs lately with 2013 previews and upcoming releases, Nike Basketball has been quietly preparing the release of the Nike Air Flight One Black/White on 10-03-2012. Staying true to the OG look, these kicks are a must-have for not only Penny Hardaway fans, but Michael […]

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LeBron 10+ “Crown Jewel”

The LeBron 10+ has definitely been one of the most anticipated sneakers of the end of 2012. We first saw the LeBron 10+ “Gold Medal” in the Olympics, creating a buzz even with the $270 price tag. However, the first LeBron 10 to release is going to be the LeBron 10+ “Crown Jewel” or “Fireberry” on […]

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Nike KD V

The Nike Zoom KD IV was definitely one of Nike’s best sellers during its run. However, the Nike KD V is not off to the same start. The Nike KD V has been under scrutiny since the first pictures leaked, with many people complaining of its more basketball style rather than casual. What everyone needs […]

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