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Tag Archives: michael jordan

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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Sneaker Moments: The Shrug

Part of the what makes Michael Jordan so great are the moments where he showed us why he would be the single greatest player to ever play. These defining moments if you will, all have a story as do the the shoes that go along with these moments. Throughout his career, Michael Jordan left us […]

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Air Jordan VIII – Phoenix Suns Images

The year 2013 brings us a few Air Jordan VIII retro releases. So far the “Bugs Bunny” VIII’s have dropped, and we are waiting on a few more colorways of this classic retro to drop. The shoe get’s it’s nickname from the ’93 NBA Finals when Jordan led the Bulls to their third straight NBA Championship. […]

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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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Air Jordan VI “91 Champ” Custom by El Cappy

Oh yes, El Cappy has done it again. Someone call Trinidad James because his latest creation is all gold everything! Using the Air Jordan VI as a base, this custom focuses on the ’90 – ’91 Bulls season that landed MJ his first of 6 NBA rings. An embossed Bulls logo on the heels, NBA […]

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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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Air Jordan 8 Retro “Phoenix Suns”

The 1993 Finals, oh boy, what a series. It was Charles Barkley’s Phoenix Suns vs. Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls. Dazzling performances by MJ himself, a triple overtime game and a resilient Suns team made the series one for the ages. To commemorate that sensational series, Jordan Brand is set to release a “Phoenix Suns” themed Air […]

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Holiday 2013: Jordan XI ‘Black/Gamma Blue’

With 4 high profile re-releases of the Jordan XI dropped in the last 4 years (Space Jam, Cool Grey, Concord & Playoff), Jordan Brand is looking to introduce a fresh colorway of the famed XI silhouette with this rumored release paying tribute to ‘Laney’, the GOATs high school. Murmurs of a Laney mockup of the […]

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Returning in 2013: Jordan IV ‘Lightning’

There was a lot of confusion about the Jordan IV ‘Lightning’ releasing this month and being quite the no-show. This colorway is the companion to the Jordan IV ‘Thunder’ which re-released late last year for the first time since the both were introduced as the ‘Thunder/Lightning’ pack. It appears that the confusion may have been […]

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Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG ‘Celtics’

Yet another Jordan 1 is set to hit Jordan Brand retailers next month dubbed the ‘Celtics’ or the ‘SVSM’. In this mockup of the original silhouette, a white & green textured upper is dressed with a black tongue, white midsole and gold outsole with hits of gold on the swoosh and inner liner. Nike Air […]

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Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG ‘Black/Metallic Gold’

Jordan Brand is not holding back with the furious releases of the Jordan 1. Coming to select Jordan Brand accounts next month as a quickstrike is the return of the ‘Black/Metallic Gold’ colorway first introduced in 2003, with a few twists. Patent leather wraps around most of upper accompanied by gold accents just like the […]

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Possible return in 2013: Jordan 1 OG ‘Black/Red’

The first Jordan signature is going full steam ahead in 2013 with the ‘Chicago’ and ‘Royal’ colorways already making its way to eager fans after a long hiatus. The next colorway slated to release is the ‘Black Toe’, but now there are murmurs of a return of the original ‘Black/Red’ colorway this holiday season! Some […]

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Returning in 2013: Jordan V ‘Laney’

The labs at Jordan Brand are hard at work on the gifts that they are going to deliver to sneakerheads this holiday season. Multiple sources have confirmed that the famed ‘Laney’ colorway of the Jordan V will make an appearance again since it was first introduced in 2000. For those not in the know, this […]

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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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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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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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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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Nike Sportswear (NSW)

With sample pictures of the LeBron X now floating around the internet, you would think they would have the most buzz of any release in the foreseeable future. You would think that. But Nike has outdone themselves with the Nike Air Foamposite One “Stealth.” Receiving a rumored release date of 12-15-2012, this sneaker is only going […]

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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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Air Jordan I “Royal” 2013

A grail for many sneakerheads, the Jordan I “Royal” was last retro’d in 2001 and was one of the last sneakers to feature Nike Air branding. The Jordan I “Banned”, with Nike Air tongue tags, release at Nike Outlets in 2011 had a lot of people suspecting a Royal I could be given similar treatment […]

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Air Jordan VII “Raptor”

September 1 is the date the controversially named Air Jordan VII “Raptors” retro for the first time since 2002. Although they technically released in the DMP VII 60+ Package in 2009, the faded and ashy panels left sneakerheads unsatisfied and wanting a true retro. The 2012 version features a Black nubuck upper with True Red, […]

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