Kelly Oubre, Jr. signs with Converse (and Nike)

  Converse has brought Washington Wizards small forward Kelly Oubre Jr. into its fold. The  deal is unique in that Oubre Jr. will Converse shoes off the court but Nike shoes on the court ( for those who may not know, Nike owns Converse).     According to ESPN’s Nick DePaula , the deal will focus on the increased attention given (for some reason) to the Association’s arena entry fashion with Oubre Jr. to debut a number of new Converse sneakers this year via his pregame entries. Every game since my…

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LeBron 16 “I Promise” coming before Thanksgiving

The “ I Promise” colorway of the Lebron 16 is part of the “1 Thru 5” series and represents the Center position.This colorway is inspired by his children and the I Promise school in Akron, Ohio that opened it doors earlier this summer. The “I Promise” LeBron 16 features a black Battleknit 2.0 upper with a multi-color layer placed beneath it. Down the tongue features the words, “JUST A KID FROM AKRON”. On the rear heel on one shoe reads “WE ARE FAMILY” and the LeBron James Foundation logo on…

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Black and Gold Zoom LeBron 3 to return soon

After the “Christ the King” colorway dropped as a quickstrike in September, the original black and gold version of the Lebron 3 is getting prepared for its return to retail. Not seen since its original 2006 release, the 2018 version , like the original, will feature a full black leather build underlaid with black nubuck. Gold detailing throughout the upper are present on the lace loops, the lion logo on the tongue, the Lebron logo on the medial side and bordering the swoosh on the rear lateral heel. Gold is…

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“Hyper Blue” Nike Air Max Plus OG to release soon

In commemoration of the Air Max Plus’s 20th anniversary, Nike will be reintroducing classic colorways of the shoe, including the Hyper Blue version shown above. This AM Plus is outfitted in its unmistakable gradient blue upper with black support overlays. Yellow swooshes adorn both the lateral and medial sides as well on the tongue. This upper sits atop a white midsole and a black rubber outsole finishes the look of the shoe. The Nike Air Max Plus OG “Hyper Blue” is set to release in Europe November 8th and December…

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The Kyrie 5 Officially Unveiled

The fifth model in Kyrie Irving’s signature line was officially unveiled by Nike Basketball. The debuted colorway is dubbed “Black Magic.” There are three crucial elements of the Kyrie 5. Designer of the 5, Benjamin Nethongkome breaks them down: 1. An articulated forefoot zoom bag This is a huge technological unlock for supporting guard play. Why? Because of its unique properties (see sidebar for more on this), the Air Zoom Turbo unit curves to wrap the bottom and sides of the foot. “In the Kyrie 5, it is distributed across the…

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Kyrie 4 “Day of the Dead” Release Date

This colorway of the Kyrie 4 may look familiar to Dunk SB fans. That is because it was inspired by the Day of the Dead Dunk SB from 2006. The upper is black and is adorned with the skeletons that were present on the Dunk. A team orange side panel on both the lateral and medial sides is where black branding finds it home. Team orange is also the color foe the tongue. A purple overlay at the toe and piping of the same hue finishes off the look of…

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Nike drops an exclusive “Shanghai” Zoom Fly

This Zoom Fly is inspired by the Shanghai Marathon. The sneaker is mismatched, with red striping lapping the left shoe and blue striping on the right shoe. Both shoes feature a translucent camouflage upper and the branding on the tongue, forefoot and heel as well as the stripe on the white midsole is the opposite color of striping on the upper ( i.e., blue branding and striping on the red shoe and red striping and red branding on the blue shoe.). The red striped shoe features a red insole with…

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Black Bar collaborates with Nike SB for upcoming Dunk High

  Black, a Hollywood, California, skater owned bar has joined forces with Nike SB on their own Dunk High. The upcoming Dunk High features a black nubuck base with black leather overlays. The branding for the bar appears on the heels, midsole, printed on the aglets and on the insole. The tag on the front of the tongue reads “always bet on black” underneath the Nike SB logo and it comes with a hidden poker chip inside a stash behind the tongue. The pattern that adorns the wall of Black…

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New KD 11 colorway coming in November

This November a new colorway of the KD 11 comes to retail that is reminiscent of a certain school in Ann Arbor. The coming sneaker features a college navy and university gold Flyknit upper . College navy is the hue for the branding on the lateral forefoot and heel, as well as the medial heel. This upper sits atop an college navy React midsole and a blue translucent outsole. This KD 11 is going to release I both GS and men’s sizing this November at nike.com and select Nike Basketball…

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