”Royal” Air Jordan I Low ‘85 coming Spring 2025

Next year , 2025, will see the release of the of the “Royal” Air Jordan I Low ‘85. As can be gleaned by the product name, this will be a lower collared iteration of the classic black and royal colorway in the correct height and shape of the 1985 original ( we hope). This far out from release, there are no available images, but what is known it will utilize a black, royal and summit white color palette. Initial predictive speculation assigns an aesthetic of a mostly black leather upper…

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”Navy” Nike SB x Air Jordan 4 SP coming in 2025

After the wildly successful release of the  Nike SB x Air Jordan 4 SP last year it would stand to reason that Nike, in typical fashion, would look to recapture that magic/milk the concept at some point in the future. According to zsneakerheadz, the latest iteration of this collaborative effort will drop in 2025.  At this juncture, there are no available images, but what is known is this Jordan 4 will make use of a summit white, navy, neutral grey, gum yellow and varsity red color palette. Initial predictive speculations assigns…

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“Game Royal” Air Jordan 12 coming December 18

The upcoming holiday season will see the debut of the “Game Royal” Air Jordan 12. At this juncture, there are no available images, however predictions assign an aesthetic of a 12 with color blocking following path of the classic “White/Red” colorway ( white upper, blue overlays, midsole and outsole) but with game royal tagging in for the varsity red.  The “TWO3” and Jumpman branding should be in their normal posts on the tongue , while on the rear heel will read “JORDAN QUALITY PRODUCTS INSPIRED BY THE GREATEST PLAYER EVER”…

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Anta drops KAI1 Slides

With the KAI 1 already showing signs of being a success, it should come as no surprise that ANTA would look to capitalize on that momentum by expanding their Kyrie-related offerings, which these slides are evident of. The KAI 1 slides comes in two colors- “Purple” and “Lime Green” – and feature a molded, countered aesthetic. The “Lime Green” ANTA KAI 1 Slide is available via Sneaker Politics, where they carry a 45 USD sticker price. Reportedly additional colorways are in the works. ANTA KAI 1 Slide$4522 April 2023 ANTA…

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“Black/Metallic” Air Jordan 1 Mid coming this summer

The Air Jordan 1 Mid , or as we have come to term them here, the silhouette so many love to hate, is rolling off the assembly lines in a new colorway that is in Jordan Brand’s summer release plans. They sport a black leather upper with metallic gold showing up on the Swooshes that adorn the lateral sides and Jumpman branding on the tongue. Metallic gold makes additional appearances opal the collar and Wings logo. Underneath this clean and well executed upper resides a white midsole and black rubber…

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JD Sports to acquire Hibbett Sports

Courtesy of Samantha Conti, Footwear News British sneaker and athletics giant JD Sports Fashion is set to acquire the Birmingham, Alabama-based retailer Hibbett, part of its efforts to dig deeper into the U.S. market. JD Sports said Tuesday it plans to acquire 100 percent of Hibbett, which is quoted on the Nasdaq, for a price of $87.50 per share, in cash, implying an enterprise value of $1.11 billion. JD, a FTSE 100 company that’s majority owned by Pentland Group, said it expects to fund the deal and refinance Hibbett’s existing debt through a combination of existing U.S. cash…

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Take a look at the Air Jordan XXXIX and prepare to be let down

Whenever a signature either has a watershed moment, in terms of crafting a footwear masterpiece or has been trending in the right direction in both aesthetics and performance , inevitably an impending downturn awaits.  With that in mind , images have leaked of the Air Jordan XXXVIX and it is the unfortunate fulfillment of the aforementioned parameters.   Said to be inspired by Jordan’s cross-step manuever, it sports a mesh foundational layer that features a pattern that is reminiscent of that seen on the Zion 3. This mesh is overlaid with…

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Norfolk State Baseball worked 20-7 by Merrimack

Courtesy Alex Lehmbeck, Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Communication 20 Winner MCBB2024 7 NSUBB Team R H E MCBB2024 20 17 0 NSUBB 7 12 2 W: Heffernan, A (3-1) L: Barham, Dalton (3-5) The Norfolk State baseball team couldn’t hold off a powerful afternoon from one of the conference’s best offensive units, falling 20-7 to Merrimack at Marty L. Miller Field.  Norfolk State freshman Kydese Queen put together a spectacular game, going 4-for-4 with three RBIs.   Starting pitcher Dalton Barham pitched a one-two-three first inning for the Spartans but struggled to maintain that same efficiency the…

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Nike to layoff 740 WHQ workers

Courtesy of Shosy Ciment, Footwear News Nike‘s layoffs at its Beaverton, Ore. headquarters will have impacted hundreds of employees by June, according to a WARN notice filed with the state of Oregon on Friday.  Nike said in the filing that by June 28, 740 employees will have been let go as part of two rounds of layoffs. Nike confirmed that it was laying off 2 percent of its workforce in February. And as early as November, several Nike employees had taken to LinkedIn to share they were laid off from the company amid a broader…

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