As we enter the last weekend of October Jordan Brand, Nike, and Under Armour have some admirable offerings prepared. Although there are no costume appropriate releases, a Fall vibe is reflected in parts of the lineup. The best of skateboarding, running and basketball will become available for your consumption. Don’t miss out on some of this weekend’s hottest drops!
The Nike Kobe 11 Oreo is set to hit select Nike Basketball retailers for $200. Long after the Black Mamba’s retirement, new colorways of his latest silhouette are still emerging. This low-key offering features a Flyknit Upper along with a speckled midsole.
Concluding Friday’s releases is the Under Armour Curry 3 Reign Water. As a nod to this Splash Brother’s uncanny ability to knock down jumpers, this sneaker will be available for $150. If you haven’t checked out UA’s Curry 3 Promo then you’re missing a quality advertisement.
Jumpstarting Saturday’s releases is the Air Jordan IV Premium Ginger. Carrying a hefty price tag of $400, consumers are given a premium makeover. Fall colors drape this silhouette which is composed of buttery soft leather.
The Air Jordan 3 GS Dark Purple is another reason to hate your big feet. Unless you wear kids sizes you might as well stop reading now. Retailing for $120 the sneaker blends blue hues with exotic elephant print.
The Nike Air Presto Greedy is as similar to a “What The” as we’ll get. Considered a follow-up to last year’s Air Max 95 Greedy release, this sneaker adopts a similar color blocking scheme. Retailing for $130, shades of grey, blue, green, red, orange, and purple are evident.
Nike’s Kobe 11 Elite 4KB Pale Horse is considered this year’s Halloween release. A skull graphic is located on the insole, complementing the grey/white spooky colorway. Resting atop a translucent sole, these are far icier than the Oreo release.
Representing for Skate Culture, the Nike SB Dunk High Silver Box retails for $110. Inspired by a classic Nike SB box, a silver suede upper is met with green accents. A gum outsole completes the look.
Lastly, the Air Jordan 31 Battle Grey is dropping for $185. If you watched opening night of the NBA this Tuesday, you may have noticed an influx of grey sneakers. JB helps perpetuate this theme by releasing this “Battle Tested” colorway. Showing signs of wear across the upper, the sneaker is a representation of the challenges faced by Jordan Brand athletes.
For as long as sneakers rule the earth there’ll be plenty of dope customizations to come. Since Kanye's initial deal with Nike back in 2009, there’ve been countless Yeezy customs. The dynamic nature of his sneakers allows for an array of design options. Some artists stick to themes while others have chosen to work with premium materials. Either way, these creative expressions deserve acknowledgment. Perhaps Nike or Adidas should consider replicating some of these concepts. Let’s take a look at some of the flyest Yeezy customizations to hit the web.
Ostrich & Denim Air Yeezy 1
Created by sneakerhead extraordinaire, JBF Customs, this take on the Air Yeezy 1 features some pretty swanky materials. Ostrich is found along the mid strap while denim is implemented on the tongue, toe cap, and across the eyelets. A strange, yet appealing spin on Kanye’s first signature sneaker.
Nike Air Yeezy 2
Crafted by sneaker customizer, The Remade, this eye-catching offering is made from python, lambskin, and calf. Gold eyelets create a premium appeal. Inquiries can be made at theremade.com if you’re serious about copping a pair.
Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 Supreme
Probably the most hyped customization the internet has ever seen, the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 Supreme is too good to be true. Literally. As in it’s never going to happen. The all red maker blends perfectly with Supreme’s signature box logo. As if this silhouette needs any extra attention.
Adidas Yeezy Boost 750 Toy Story
By Far the most creative Yeezy iteration I’ve seen, the shoe features details from Woody’s cowboy garb. There’s even a sheriff's badge as well as Andy’s name on the outsole. Filling a customer order, Mache, carefully crafted this sneaker to exact specifications.
How much do you actually know about one of most HYPED Jordan's to ever release? The Air Jordan XI is the silhouette that actually caused Jordan releases to be moved to Saturdays! Making their debut in 1995, they dropped in 3 mid top colorways and 2 low top renditions. The mids retailed for $125 while the low tops carried a price tag of $115. During the 90's outsiders were outraged at the idea of dropping 100 bucks on a pair of kicks. In today's market, we'd be lucky to scoop a pair of counterfeits for that price (lol). Sadly, inflation has literally doubled the retail price of a pair. Nonetheless, every holiday season sneakerheads anticipate the Air Jordan XI; prepared to risk it at all for a chance to secure a pair. Their steady demand proves their worth in the sneaker world.
Implementing patent leather on a basketball sneaker was a concept that was unheard of back in the day. Tinker Hatfield explained that he wanted the Air Jordan XI to resemble a convertible with a shiny body. Other sources suggest the inspiration for this beloved sneaker was actually a lawnmower. In conclusion, Tinker wanted to create something that was rough around the edges, but clean on top. The classy appeal of the Air Jordan XI still creates the urge to dress the shoe up. More than likely you've spotted a pair at a wedding or prom.
Today the Air Jordan XI has been released in a large assortment of colorways and makeovers. This holiday season the Air Jordan 11 Space Jam will retail for as much as $220. Are these on your holiday wishlist?