Thursday, October 06, 2011
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Props to Kicks-lab !!! very rarely do we get a treat of this magnitude. The Air Jordan 1 and Dave White, collaborating on a limited edition Air Jordan sneaker, pulling out all the stops with the sick shoebox and all the Jordan-centric detailing done in Dave White fashion.
The 23 pairs he did for the WINGS For The Future back in February was amazing in itself, but these right here? These will actually release and become attainable to the sneakerhead who has heralded the original Air Jordan and Dave White's signature sneaker artwork for years. The Air Jordan 1 DW has no shortage of detailing, like the special labels behind the tongue, the elephant print, the Jordan WINGS logo (that famous poster that most you probably have hanging up on your dorm-room wall), and so on.
Check out these new detailed images and stick with BlvdAve for more info on this upcoming release!
Friday, August 19, 2011
Many sneakerheads consider 1987 Nike's strongest year on record, and with the debut of the Air Jordan II, Nike Air Max 1, Air Safari and Air Trainer 1, it's certainly a credible claim. This new Jordan CMFT Viz Air 13 borrows the AM1's cushion, but nearly everything else on this design comes from newer stuff than the Eighty-Sevens. It starts with Elephant print on the mudguard to connect with '88s Air Jordan III but then zooms forward nearly a decade thanks to the AJXI-style patent leather on that section. The design earns its name thanks to AJ13-esque dimpled quilting on the upper vamp and this classic Chicago 'home' colorway is as timeless as the models upon which this design draws.
White/Varsity Red-Wolf Grey-Black
Thursday, August 04, 2011
You might be muttering to yourself "well, I still have the CDPs from 2008, so why get these?". It should be noted that the upper material features a synthetic tumbled leather that resembles the rich broken-in appeal from the 2001 Retro release (opposed to the smoother, flatter leather used in the 2008 CDP release). Also, why would you not want to add another pair of Black/Cement IIIs to your arsenal? We've got a new gallery of images of this upcoming heater from kicks-crew, so check 'em out and pick up a pair early on eBay.
Black/Varsity Red-Cement Grey
Friday, July 01, 2011
Stateside sneakerheads were crushed with the news that the Air Jordan V 'Quai 54' was indeed not going to release here in the US, but that doesn't mean Jordan Brand won't be giving us a green-on-white Air Jordan Legacy model this month, either. The release date has just been changed, so now it will be Saturday, July 23rd that the Boston House of Hoops and Miami's SoleFly will start selling the Air Jordan XIII Ray Allen PE that he was wearing when he broke the NBA's career record for three-pointers along with a special matching t-shirt. These are gonna be instant sellout material, with mid-Atlantic heads heading either north or south on I-95 to one of the two spots; do you plan on joining the camp-out? The weather should be quite nice while you wait to purchase a piece of history, so look through the pics for a closer look and stick with Sneaker News & BlvdAve for any new developments on the Ray Allen Air Jordan XIIIs.
Release Date: July 23rd, 2011 (Saturday)
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Expected launch date is Summer 2012, and the year is looking strong for Jordan releases. We'll post the other color of the retro 12's as soon as we get a glimpse of them ourselves ladies and gents !!!
Friday, June 24, 2011
props to SNEAKER NEWS !!!
Monday, June 13, 2011
Recall the first time we showed you the Air Jordan 2.0, and it’s likely that you stared at your computer screen with a quizzical look. A 360 Max-Air cushioned Air Jordan hybrid shoe took some getting used to, but a look at this upcoming Black/Red/Green colorway should have you completely sold.
Not only is the colorway fiercely on point (a Rasta-like combination reminiscent of the OG colorway of the Spiz’ike), the materials used on this colorway are more than impressive, as the nubuck
upper is paired with a faux-croc skin section with distressed leather on the toe mudguard. The question is, how would this colorway, along with the materials, look on an Air Jordan II Retro? Check out these detailed images and let us know what you think. props 2 kickslab.
Air Jordan 2.0
Friday, May 20, 2011
Was the Air Jordan XI IE Low the original ‘Quick Fused’ Air Jordan release? Both the XI IE and the AJ2011QF are slightly altered versions of their flagship predecessor that feature increased ventilation atop a familiar sole design, but the XI takes it a bit further by cutting the height down below the ankle. And despite these little wrinkles, it seems crazy that we’re only now seeing this ‘Concord’-style colorway fifteen years after the originals, but that just goes to prove that Jordan Brand has a huge variety of options on deck at any moment.
Check through to see more angles of the white/black AJXI IE Low and if you want to grab yours before they hit retail, check out the limited run currently available from kickslab.
Air Jordan XI IE Low
Monday, April 18, 2011
Props to Marqueesole ! Right at the beginning of the upcoming school year is the Air Jordan III in a sleek colorway combining Stealth Grey with the classic Bulls trio of Varsity Red, Black, and White.
These have been compared to the Air Jordan III ‘Cool Grey’ that dropped a few years back, but these are probably better compared to a Jordan CP3 Tribute colorway that hit stores last year.
Then again, any new colorway of an Air Jordan can be seen as a ‘tribute’ to the original colorway, so what do you think of the ‘Stealth’ edition?
Does the combination of colors bring out the best of the Air Jordan III. We’ve posted a couple detailed pics for you to see so take a look and let us know what you think.
HOT OR NOT ???
Air Jordan III Retro
Saturday, April 09, 2011
Its back !!!! Props to Kicks-Lab once again for the info. Although when these originally dropped back in the day I couldnt stand em, since then I have had a change of HEART !!! Its lowcut, heavily ventilated in-season sequel of a design can be seen to foreshadow modern basketball performance models like the Hyperfuse, LeBron 8 V2 and Zoom Kobe VI, which goes to prove that the Air Jordan XI IE Low was truly ahead of its time when it released in the summer of 1996. This original black and Red colorway has aged well, with the only notable change for this new release a smokey translucent sole that should serve to prevent any yellowing as you show these some love in your sneaker rotation over the next fifteen years. Check out the limited size run currently available from Kicks-Lab.
Definitely a must have during the hot summer days, ladies & gents if you're trying to be FRESH !! Plus THEY'RE JORDANS, you can never go wrong with Jordans baby !!!
Thursday, March 24, 2011
With the Easter holiday a month away, expect to see a ton of pastel tones sprinkled around your local convenient store, church, or retail shop. This Air Jordan VII retro colorway for girls features nice easter-egg hues of blue and purple, matched perfectly with neutral grey – more like the Year of the Bunny instead of the Rabbit. Of course the connection between the AJ7 and the cuddly mammals goes back to Bugs Bunny and the Air Jordan VII ‘Hare’, but these 2011 releases provide a much-needed update to the classic colorway. These have begun to hit Jordan Brand retailers, so check your local spot to see if they’ve them in.
Color: Neutral Grey/Mineral Blue-Bright Violet-White
UPDATE: These are available at foot locker !!!
Heres a link to them :
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Jordan hybrids always stir up heated debate, but when considering the long-term of Jordan Brand’s relevance to the sneaker game, the Legacy needs to be reinvented in one way or another.
Replacing Air Jordans 1 through XIV is an impossible task and re-issuing every Air Jordan colorway will soon exhaust itself, so there must be methods to rejuvenate the line without compromising the original beauty and design.
One way to do that is by modernizing its classic designs by infusing the latest in Nike technology, and the Air Jordan II Max does just that as it pairs the Air Jordan II with a full-length Max Air unit.
Even the original Air Jordans were not widely receive, but with an open mind, hybrids like the Air Jordan II Max will not only become ‘acceptable’, but desirable.
So take another good look at the Air Jordan II Max and let us know what you think.
HOT OR NOT ???
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Props to TOEBOX_CHAMP for the pics !!
Jordan Brand describes its Bin 23 Collection as “lost stories, resurrected by passion, that are finally ready to be whispered again.” Each Premio colorway is inspired by a previous sample that did not make it into production, so what can we make of this unreleased version of the Air Jordan IX Premio Look-See sample? Will there be a Bin 23 Collection of the Bin 23 Collection? Now we're showing you this Air Jordan IX sample that features a grey-toned color scheme with snake-skin on the upper mudguard. Nike’s concerted efforts at maintaining a level of awareness to wildlife preservation could have been one major reason as to why this sample was never produced, opting for the equally luxurious White/Metallic Gold as the final release.
The Look-See sample of the Air Jordan IX Premio features a matte-finished grey snakeskin upper with a luxurious grey leather upper and cream-colored roped laces. Paired with the white midsole is a grey outsole similar to the Air Jordan IX ‘Cool Grey’ release from 2002. It’s worth pointing out that this Look-See sample and the released version have next to nothing in common, so it’s quite apparent that the minds behind the Jordan Brand Bin 23 Collection went ‘back to the drawing board’ with this one! Regardless of the reasons behind this Snakeskin sample being thrown in the vault, these are certainly a unique collector’s item that will wow even the most hard-to-please Jordan fans. Now on ebay for bidding @ http://stores.ebay.com/toebox-champ
Thursday, March 03, 2011
It’s been five years since we last saw a prolonged release of the Air Jordan VII but nearly twenty since we last saw the Bordeaux. 2010-2011 will have been another wave of Air Jordan VII releases, and even among the Premio version and the strange logo-less sample we showed you, the Bordeaux colorway still grabs the most attention from our readers. It’s apparent that the Bordeaux is an acquired taste because it doesn’t exactly have the never-fail Bulls colorway. For some of our readers who have never seen a pair in person and never saw Jordan play in these during the ’92 All-Star Game, the Bordeaux was still considered a ‘grail’ and a certain must-have when it drops in April. That’s the power of an original colorway for ya.
click here to cop your pair early !!!
Here’s a look at an all-new colorway of the Air Jordan 6-17-23; it features a familiar combination of Black, Varsity Red, and Cement Grey, made popular by the Air Jordan IV. The upper features combination of flat synthetic black leather and nubuck leather for the two-toned contrast in material, with a net-weave material on the center. The speckled cement grey midsole spans the entire front end and finishes off on the rear portion as well as on the ‘spoiler’. What do you think of this new colorway of the 6-17-23. Hot or Not y'all ???
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Jordan Brand launched its “WINGS for the Future” program with the goal of motivation and inspiration of today’s youth using education, sport, and creativity – with Inglewood High School as its first partnering school. As part of the WINGS program, Jordan Brand employees will conduct weekly workshops and participate in activities involving graphic designs, essay writing, and career planning while providing a complete refurbishment of the school basketball court and classrooms. To commemorate this honorable partnership, Jordan Brand has collaborated with well-known artist and sneakerhead Dave White of the UK, who is best recognized for his amazing canvas paintings of classic sneakers. This time around, he gets to work with the original Air Jordan shoe that is the foundation of Jordan Brand – the Air Jordan 1.
The Dave White x Air Jordan 1 Retro features White’s sublime graphic touch on the upper, using red brush strokes and copious floods of metallic gold in White’s personal style of layers and splatters. Premium canvas, call-out to White’s ‘canvas’ of choice’ can be found on the tongue tag, with a pristine lasered inner lining. Environmentally Preferred Mesh is also utilized on interior walls of the shoe. White furthers his reach beyond the shoe with a special Air Jordan ‘Wings’ logo on the box painted in his trademark motif as well. Just twenty-three pairs of the Dave White x Air Jordan 1 Retro exist, and will be auctioned off at http://solecollector.com/ . The Air Jordan 1 is a perfect way to launch the Jordan Brand WINGS for the Future, and no other than Dave White can exemplify the creativity and artistic talent that the WINGS for the Future program aims to promote. The auction is live now, and you can check out an interview with Dave about the project over on SC.
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