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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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Jordan CP3.VII ‘Bel Air’

Joining the  Air Jordan 5 Retro, Jordan 6 Rings, Son of Mars Low and Air Jordan 1 Mid the CP3.VII is receiving a “Bel Air” colorway. Jordan Brand is really pushing the Fresh Prince theme this year so we’ll see how it pans out for them. Let us know what you think in the comment section below.   via: EUK

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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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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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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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Air Jordan 5 Retro ‘Aqua/Black Grape’

While many await the release of the Jordan V ‘Grape’ this coming May, Jordan brand has another pair of Grapes for sneakerheads this year with the “Black Grape/Aqua” mockup of the Jordan V. In this never before seen colorway, a black suede upper is the main difference between this model and the “Grape” mockup with […]

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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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Air Jordan 11 Low

It’s never too early to start thinking about the summer time. For sneakerheads especially, the summer time is when to bring out the low cut sneakers while enjoying the sun. Jordan Brand is dishing out an interesting colorway of the Jordan 11 Low with a reverse take on the infamous “Concord” coloway. In this mock […]

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Happy 50th Birthday Michael Jordan!

His Airness turns 50 today! We at Midwest Sole want to wish the Greatest of all Time a very happy birthday. 6 NBA Championships 6 Finals MVPs 14 NBA All Star Selections 2 Olympic Gold Medals That is just the first few lines in an illustrious career that spanned what many believed was the pinnacle […]

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Air Jordan Spizike “BHM”

Next on the menu of Black History Month pack releases is the Air Jordan Spizike. It’s very evident that JB wanted their releases to be the loudest of the pack, and they accomplished just that. This Spizike is caked in Volt, while electric blue accents give your eyes a break. The navy blue translucent 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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The Truth About Reselling Sneakers

Contrary to popular belief, reselling sneakers is not for everyone. We welcome competition, but do not at all recommend taking up reselling sneakers as a way to either get some extra cash or as a full-time job and here’s why… Reselling is expensive, period. If you are serious about selling sneakers and want it to […]

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Air Jordan IX “Doernbecher”

We were given a first look at the “Doernbecher” Collection last night, and highlighting the collection is the Air Jordan IX. Make sure to plan quickly to get your pair as they have been given a release date of 11-30-12.

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10 Worst Things About Buying/Selling Sneakers Online

1. Charging Deadstock prices for Non-Deadstock sneakers. No matter how little the kicks have been worn, they have been worn. Why are you charging the same amount that I could pay for a Deadstock pair? 2. “Offer Up” If a seller lists a sneaker, and instead of listing an asking price says “Offer Up,” I […]

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Air Jordan Retro+

Air Jordan Retro+ colorways have long been a topic of debate among sneakerheads. Some love them, and some hate them. A lot of the hate comes from collectors of strictly OG colorways, while a lot of the love comes from newer sneakerheads. Is there a direct correlation between the popularity of Retro+ colorways and how […]

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Laced Loosely

A handful of our affiliates create products that we consider to be innovative for the sneaker community. One in particular is not necessarily innovative by definition, but just a basic idea that was executed in a way that no one else thought of before. Laced Loosely thought of a problem, and came up with a solution. […]

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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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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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Air Jordan I “Royal”

If you’re anything like us, you have been impatiently waiting for a release date for the Air Jordan 1 “Royal.” The wait is over and the confirmed date is 02-16-13, but you may want to start planning now as many sneakerheads will be doubling or even tripling up on these classics.

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Sneaker Boxes

If you have a medium – large collection, you realize how annoying it can be to look through all the box tags to find what you are looking for. The past solution was to print pictures off Google and tape them to the boxes. While this is effective, it can be

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Air Jordan IX “Cool Grey” & “Olive”

Outside of the “Persona Pack,” Jordan Brand is releasing a couple of solid retro IX’s in 2012. While the Air Jordan IX “Cool Grey” has been a fan favorite, the Air Jordan IX “Olive” has not gotten as much love. The light grey durabuck uppers of the Air Jordan IX “Cool Grey” are wrapped with a […]

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Air Jordan IX “Persona Pack”

Jordan Brand is surprising and frustrating much of the sneaker community with the treatment they are currently giving the Air Jordan IX. Many collectors believe Jordan Brand has butchered the Air Jordan I by creating so many new colorways and styles, and some are worried the same is going to happen to the Air Jordan […]

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Nike Chicago Reopening

The Nike Store located at 669 N. Michigan Ave in Chicago was closed March 12 for remodeling, temporarily laying off 160 workers. The remodeling is part of a Nike rebranding strategy taking place at Nike Stores across the nation. While we are not sure what the new Nike Chicago will look like, it has been confirmed […]

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Jordan Brand 2013

If all the rumored releases for 2013 are true, Jordan Brand is putting together one of the greatest years of releases ever (not considering quality, yet). From the Air Jordan I “Royal” and  Air Jordan XIII “Bred”, to the Air Jordan V “Grape” and “Fire Red”. However, it doesn’t stop there. In addition to a handful of […]

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Air Jordan V “Grape”

The rumored Grape/Laney V’s pack from 2011 had many sneakerheads ready to empty their wallets to secure what are grails to many. But 2011 came and went, and the pack never dropped. Although that was a big disappointment, we can now look forward to the Air Jordan V “Grape” dropping by itself in May 2013. […]

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Nike Dunk High J Pack

NSW is not giving wallets a break in 2012 as they continue releasing must-have sneakers. The Nike Dunk High is a classic model coming from NSW, so utilizing the J Pack theme they used on the Nike Dunk Low J Pack was bound to happen sooner or later. Featuring the same color blocking as the […]

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Air Jordan IV “Thunder”

Sneakerheads were blindsided around 2 weeks ago by swirling rumors of a re-release of the Air Jordan IV “Thunder.” No one could confirm, but it seemed likely as 2012 is the 23rd anniversary of the Jordan IV. Well now that Marqueesole has pictures up, the rumors seem to be confirmed, and the date set for […]

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Air Jordan V “Fire Red”

The early pics of the Air Jordan V “Fire Red” 2013 retro peaked a lot of sneakerheads’ interest; especially since the Royal I’s of 2013 are releasing with the Nike Air tongue tag branding. The question many asked was whether or not JB would give the same treatment to the Jordan V heel. However, all-angle […]

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Air Jordan XIII “Bred” 2013

Another classic sneaker has been recently connected with a 2013 release date. The Air Jordan XIII “Bred” is another in a list of grails releasing in 2013, and are definitely a must-have from the lineup. Rumored to contain the 3M material that Jordan Brand left out of the 2010 Jordan XIII “Flint” retro, these will […]

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