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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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1-on-1 with Sneaker.St: Behind the scenes with the hottest iPhone case in the game

We are Midwest Sole and it is only right to feature one of the Midwest’s own on the site. We chopped it up with Andy, the man with the plan over at Sneaker.st hailing from Chicago. He is currently blowing up the sneaker community with his expertly crafted iPhone and iPad cases featuring designs of […]

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My Grail: Air Jordan 1 “Black/Red”

My Grail: Air Jordan I “Black/Red” In 1985 Nike debuted the first signature sneaker for Chicago Bulls rookie Michael Jordan, a red and black high top which was nothing like anything seen before. In that same year NBA Commissioner David Stern banned the shoe for not properly matching the Bulls’ uniforms. Thanks to the attention […]

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Jordan CP3.VII – Upcoming Colorways

As Chris Paul prepares to take to the court in his second year as part of the LA Clippers, Jordan Brand is busy readying Paul’s seventh signature shoe. The CP3.VII will be on the feet of the star point guard this year, and images have emerged of two new eye catching colorways almost as flashy […]

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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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Dave White x Jordan Melo M9 Teaser

When it comes to Jordan Brand collaborations the list is small and very select. So when the decision was made to commemorate Carmelo Anthony’s record breaking 37 point performance against Nigeria in the 2012 Olympic games, selecting famed artist Dave White, himself a native of the Olympic host city of London, seems a no brainer. […]

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Jordan Melo M10 – Upcoming Colorways

Carmelo Anthony’s line of signature shoes from Jordan Brand will reach the 10 year milestone in the upcoming NBA season, and as we await the release of the updated model images of a number of colorways slated for the new silhouette have hit the net. The images below show the color blocking scheme favored for […]

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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 V 2013: Fire Red vs Fire Red

As you all know, we got 2 different versions of the Air Jordan V “Fire Red” from JB in 2013. Neither is a new colorway as both dropped separately in the mid-late 2000’s, but we wanted to get your take on which you prefer. The 2 different makeups cater to 2 different crowds. 3M is […]

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Profile: CivilWrites – Stand For Something…

Atlanta based duo Draft Pickington and Sean Emcee are CivilWrites. Hailing from a city known for quality Hip Hop music through the years, Draft and Sean will looking to make their own mark with the release of their debut record, and in the process bring the realness that’s been sadly lacking recently back to rap […]

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Air Jordan XII “Taxi”

1996, Mike  was embarking on his second season after his return from baseball, and the Jordan XII was on his feet, and releasing in stores. November of that year, Jordan Brand released a colorway of MJ’s 12th signature shoe dubbed the “Taxi”. This amazing shoe features and all white leather upper with a black toe […]

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Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG – Black / Gym Red / University Gold

After previewing the black/red/yellow Jordan 1 Low earlier this week news has emerged featuring a matching pair in a higher cut, with a high, OG branded edition of the fresh new colorway is due this fall. Featuring a black leather base, this model also sports gym red overlays with university gold accents placed on 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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Jordan 6 Rings “Bred” Retro

And the title of most surprising retro release of 2013 goes to… Joining the Bel Air edition of the 6 Rings will be the original version of the hybrid shoe from Jordan Brand which was first released in 2008. In case you don’t remember the previous release, the model features elements from the 6, 7, […]

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Jordan 1 Retro ’89 “Green Glow”

Following the introduction of the Jordan 1 retro ’89 in the Toro colorway alongside the release of the similarly themed Jordan IV, Jordan Brand is set to release another make up of the new twist on the court classic in another colorway to match a IV’s retro release. The edition below takes on a mostly […]

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Jordan 1 “Formidable Foes” Orlando Magic Sample

Following the launch of the Formidable Foes range of Jordan 1’s inspired by some of MJ’s greatest rivals comes a sample image of a make up dressed in Orlando Magic team colors. With color blocking somewhat reminiscent of the Royal Jiordan 1’s that retroed at the start of the year, the leather upper sports a […]

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Jordan V “Blackout”

With the reveal of the return of both the Jordan IV “Black Cat” and Foamposite “Blackout” on the cards for the end of the year it seems only right that in the so called year of the Jordan V that the model should also see a blackout treatment. Revealed by DJ Khaled this model features […]

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Jordan 1 Retro High OG – Black / Red Release date

What is there that hasn’t already been said about the Air Jordan 1 Black/Red? Anybody with a passion for sneakers knows the history behind Michael Jordan’s infamous signature shoe. Finally sating our desire for a true high cut version complete with original branding Nike will release the OG model this winter. The timeless combination black […]

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Jordan IV “Lightning” Release Date

After the “Thunder” Jordan IV released at the back end of last year the return of the “Lightning” colorway was expected at the end of March this year. Following a lengthy delay a new release date has finally emerged. Featuring a bright yellow panelled upper, the Lightning IV also sports black highlights such as the […]

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Jordan V “Oreo” Release Date

The introduction of the Jordan V “Oreo”, a new colorway for the model has been rumored for a long time. Images of the make up hit the net last week to confirm the release and now a release date has been confirmed. Featuring a black base in what looks to be nubuck, the Oreo V […]

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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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Jordan V “Bel Air” Release Date

We’ve shown you a few previews of the Jordan V model which pays homage to the hit 90’s sitcom and it’s history of featuring JB classics here at MidwestSole, and we can now finally bring you a release date for much debated new colorway. The cool grey upper combined with hits of pink, purple and […]

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Jordan X “Steel” Release Date

While Michael was busy riding the bus to Birmingham Barons games Nike and Tinker Hatfield were busy cooking up the tenth entry into MJ’s line of signature shoes, a sneaker that at the time they were convinced Jordan would never lace up on an NBA court. We all know now that Jordan did come back […]

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Michael Jordan Shows Off Jordan XI PE

How many gems do you think Michael Jordan has hidden away? How many classics sit in a closet somewhere and how many samples and special editions that we’ve not yet seen has his airness got stashed? Taking to the court for his annual basketball camp in a never before seen colorway of the Jordan XI […]

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Air Jordan XII “Taxi” Retro 2013 Release Date

Of the remaining Jordan Brand retro releases in 2013 one OG colorway sits at the top of many purists lists. We’ve known for a while that the Air Jordan XII “Taxi” would be making it’s first appearance since the 2008 XI/XII Collezione Pack later in the year, and now we have a date to circle […]

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Jordan CP3.VI AE “Blackout”

The CP3 line of signature shoes has mostly been slept on. A number of great releases have gone under the radar, which is great for anyone who loves grabbing a bargain under retail (and who doesn’t?). As the sixth shoe in Chris Paul’s line draws the end of it’s cycle we see possibly the best […]

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Jordan V “Oreo” New Image

The year of the Jordan V is in full swing, the Grape release and the upcoming Fire Red Black Tongue drop have made sure that the model has stayed in peoples thoughts. One colorway that has been flying under the radar however is the Oreo edition expected later in the year. A new image of […]

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Air Jordan 2 “Legends of The Summer”

Have Jordan Brand blessed Justin Timberlake with a special colorway for every model in their catalogue? Probably not, but a third edition has been unveiled and again given away as part of a series of scavenger hunts. The latest JT edition takes the Jordan 2 silhouette and again treats it to an all red make […]

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Jordan V “Laney” Retro 2013 – New Images

The release of the Jordan V “Laney” retro is drawing closer and a new set of images of the 2013 release have made their way online. The non OG colorway pays homage to MJ’s years at Laney High School, where he was only considered good enough to play varsity in his third year. Right off […]

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Jordan V “Bel Air” New Sample Images

A little while back we showed you a sample image of the Air Jordan V “Bel Air” which pays tribute to the popular 90’s show and recognises the plethora of Air Jordan’s worn by Will Smith while filming. New images have hit the net which now give us a closer look at the 90’s themed […]

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Air Jordan IV “Prism” Sample

Today brings a look at an early sample for a new Jordan IV colorway. Rumored to still be in production this sample gives us a look at a color scheme that is sure to divide opinions. Featuring a color shifting, foil like treatment all over the silhouette with highlights done in black. This sample looks […]

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Air Jordan III “Legends” – Red October Rumor

By now we all know that Jordan Brand have laced Justin Timberlake with some dope PE’s for his ongoing Legends tour with Jay Z. Having seen the exclusive Jordan 1s that he rocked on stage recently, word has been that there are some yet to be revealed exclusives just waiting to be revealed. One of […]

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Jordan 1 XQ Retro

In a year featuring a number of retro releases of our favorite Jordan 1 models, and with OG branding too, it seems only right that Jordan Brand should re release one of the rarest of them all. Originally released with a production run of just 250 pairs the Jordan 1 XQ, or “Xing Qi”, is […]

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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 XX8 Yellow/Purple

The Air Jordan XX8 is due to return in another hot new colorway posibly drawing influence from one of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bull’s NBA finals opponents. The 1991 finals series saw four future Hall of Famers battle it out over five games with MJ eventually taking Finals MVP honors against Magic Johnson’s “Showtime” […]

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Air Jordan 1 Low “Formidable Foes” Pack

Not long ago we featured the Jordan 1 Sonics from the Formidable Foes pack which not long after was joined by a Phoenix Suns colorup. Both of those editions have now received matching pairs in the shape of the Jordan 1 low. Completing the set is a third entry, a cement grey, black and gym […]

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Jordan Super.Fly 2 – Gym Red / University Gold

Jordan Brand have been showing off the signature stars under their umbrella in Asia recently, and in the process started revealing the weapons they’ll be lacing up next year. We’ve seen the CP VII, taken a look at the Melo M-10, and the Super.Fly 2 has been launched. Blake Griffin will be dunking on everybody […]

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Jordan V “Fire Red”

For some the Air Jordan V “Fire Red” release back in January of this year left something to be desired. Many people were left disappointed at Jordan Brands decision to release the retro model without the embroidered 23 on the heel. Luckily this year’s previous “Fire Red” V release is not the only one on […]

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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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Jordan Melo M-10

It’s that time of year when the new signature basketball shoes start to be revealed in the build up to the new season. The KD VI has already released, Lebron XI photos have hit the net and the CP VII was recently revealed in China. Next up is Carmelo Anthony’s tenth entry into his signature […]

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Jordan CP VII – First Look

Today brings a first look at the newest signature shoe for the LA Clippers Chris Paul. Paul’s seventh shoe since signing with Jordan Brand, the first pair shown in the images below shows what appears to be a combination patent leather and synthetic material upper, with a white leather toe overlay on a perforated dark […]

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Air Jordan 1 Retro Low – White / Cement / Grey / True Blue

Elephant print seems to be the flavor of the month over at Nike. Not only can you hit up NikeID and dress some of your favorite models such as the Air Max 1, and high and low Dunks, but Jordan Brand have made the Jordan 1 low available with the iconic graphic too. With a […]

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Jordan I Mid “Formidable Foes” – Sonics

The Jordan 1 mid has already seen a number of make ups in NBA team colors other than the Bulls, but the upcoming Sonics colorway goes one step further with an insole design labelling the Sonics one of MJ’s “Formidable Foes” between the years of 1988 – 1996. The Sonics make up is dressed in […]

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Jordan Son of Mars Low “True Blue”

The Son of Mars Low recently hit shelves in a white/cement colorway and next up for the Jordan Brand hybrid is another design that borrows heavily from the Jordan III. Featuring a predominantly white upper with elephant print on the toe and heel sat on the true blue midsole. This model also has small hits […]

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Nike Air Jordan 1 Shadow Euro Release

Back with another retro is the Jordan 1.  This time we have a retro of the Shadow Jordan 1.  Also tagging along is the Nike Air on the tongue.  With that brings a slight markup. Below you’ll find a list of Euro shops releasing this classic shoe.  Also will provide a countdown timer as usual. […]

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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 “Fear Pack” – New Images

A while back images surfaced of the Air Jordan “Fear Pack” comprised of new colorways of the III, IV and V models. At the time the shots of the III and V were photoshop mockups but now we have a closer look at all 3 new entries into the Jordan range thanks to Fat Joe’s […]

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JBF Customs Air Jordan III “Black Python”

When it comes to bespoke custom sneakers one man is proving to be ahead of the pack time and time again. The latest creation from JBF Customs is a pair commissioned by Wale celebrating the launch of his latest album, and were worn on stage by the rapper this past Sunday. JBF’s name is quickly […]

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Jordan 1 Retro OG “Shadow”

2013 has been a great year for the Jordan 1. We’ve seen some great colorways return with OG Nike Air branding including the Royals and Black Toe’s. Next on the schedule is the return of the “Shadow” colorway last seen in 2009. The upper on this retro release is crafted entirely of leather, but the […]

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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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