October 14th, 2011
Back in 1992 Nike created a special pair of Nike Air Jordan VI footwear for the Dark Knight as the unique design seemed to match Batman’s suit. Of course, the Nike Air Jordan VI Batman never released, though it is one of the coolest artifacts in Nike’s history. PH23Customs recently completed a custom pair of Nike Air Jordan VI s with the Dark Knight in mind using the Nike Air Jordan VI Oreo as the base, PH23 blacked out the white leather upper and astutely colored a few sections with a dark navy blue, like the Jumpman on the tongue, the midsole, and the stripe on the spoiler on the heel.
October 13th, 2011
It is hard to imagine how a storybook ending that has become known in popular sports lore as The Last Shot can be beaten, but Michael Jordan himself chose the Chicago Bulls record-breaking 1995-96 season as his favorite team of all-time. And he is certainly got a point with their unmatched 72 wins, but that also doesn’t take any shine away from one of the sickest crossovers in NBA Playoff history. Nearly thirteen years after its initial release, the Nike Air Jordan XIV Retro Last Shot is back to remind sneakerheads why Michael Jordan is considered the GOAT and their combination of black nubuck and full grain leather looks just as good today as it did when we first saw them in 1998. The stuff of Bryon Russell’s nightmares will soon be joining visions of sugar plums in your holiday dreams.
Nike Air Jordan 14 Retro Last Shot Black Varsity Red Black
Color: Black/Varsity Red-Black
October 12th, 2011
Well, Nike SB wants to ensure that you have at least a bit of the sophistication of a true world traveler, this new release from the Passport Pack serving as the JFK leg of your Concorde world tour. The Nike SB Dunk Low Pro pictured above is designed after America’s passport book and just like the UK edition, apply golden accents to a textured tonal suede base. The implementation is a bit different on these with just a contrast stitch instead of entirely golden Swooshes like the UKs would these have been better with a bit more color? Look for these at Nike SB retailers.
Nike SB Dunk Low Pro US Passport Obsidian Dark Obsidian White
Color: Obsidian/Dark Obsidian-White
October 11th, 2011
It was just about fourteen months ago that Jordan Brand set fire to the new Atmos NYC location by unveiling a lasered University Blue Nike Air Jordan Legacy collection in conjunction with the launch of the Nike Air Jordan IX and Nike Air Jordan VII For the Love of the Game. The UNC-styled Nike Air Jordan IX and Olympic remixing FTLOTG Nike Air Jordan VII were instant sellouts and though you would have to put your money on the same result if the baby blue Nike Air Jordan Retros were released, they are probably just going to remain a fantasy for everyone outside Nike Inc’s Beaverton, Oregon campus. In fact, if a pair ever does slip through Jordan Brand’s grasp, you still probably won’t be able to get one, because guys like longtime eBay PowerSeller thecoolshoeshine who was able to get a US men’s size 11 promo sample, won’t be parting with it any time soon. Let us know which of the Nike Air Jordan Legacy collections you would most like to buy one day.
October 10th, 2011
During a 2011 when the biggest trend in custom sneakers has been stealing colorways and applying them to new models, Diversitile’s work remains a level above. This latest handcrafted design is the closest he’s come to an outright copy of something Nike had already issued, this new Nike Dunk High Nightmare is inspired by the same dream inhabiting serial killer who inspired the unreleased Nike Dunk Low SB Freddy Krueger. This hightop is considerably more graphic in its application of Wes Craven’s scissorhanded maniac, key elements including a razor-edged Swoosh that cause blood all over the side panels plus a toebox matching Freddy’s facial deformities. The level of detail here is on par with Diversitile’s other standouts including the Bumblebee and Child’s Play Nike Dunk Highs which is his best film inspired fan fiction? Stick with NewKicksOnTheBlog for the latest and greatest custom kicks.
October 7th, 2011
Tinker Hatfield decided to use the Nike Air Jordan X as an homage to Michael Jordan’s career to that point. One of the more prominent details of the tenth Nike Air Jordan shoe is actually the outsole, which features a list of Michael Jordan’s career achievements in chronological order, starting with his Rookie Of The Year award in 1985 to the three straight MVP/Championships in 91, 92, and 93. If Tinker Hatfield were to create another shoe pointing out Michael Jordan’s all-time achievements, what would be added? How about 2003 - 40 points at 40 or 2010 - Team Owner? Here is a detailed look at the upcoming Nike Air Jordan X Chicago, slated for a January 2012 release. Likely to be one of the best retro releases of 2012, the Chicago Nike Air Jordan X is one to watch on NewKicksOnTheBlog.
October 6th, 2011
The Nike Air Huarache White Royal Purple Black takes a design element that would merely been hinted at by the 2K series and makes it a reality with the first basketball specific Free sole attached to a model based on classic Nike Air Huarache styling. This white leather look with royal, purple and black accents is a bit of a throwback too.
Let us know which of 2012’s Nike Air Huarache releases you are most excited to own.
October 5th, 2011
The China colorway has traditionally been the first LeBron colorway to release for each signature model, but thanks to LeBron’s relocation from Cleveland to Miami, a new annual tradition has risen. Last year’s Pre Heat colorway of the LeBron signature shoe, commonly referred to as the South Beach, featured the dazzling hot pink and turquoise blue colorway, but this year’s Pre Heat will be the Cannon colorway, inspired by the Air Force Base where the Miami Heat have trained during the off-season. The Nike LeBron 9 Pre Heat has already hit stores overseas, but will officially hit the states this Sunday, October 9th, at select retailers in Miami and again on November 11th to wider audiences.
Keep these dates circled on your calendar because they are about to drop soon.
Nike LeBron 9 Pre Heat Cannon Volt Slate Blue Team Orange
Color: Cannon/Volt-Slate Blue-Team Orange
Release: 10/9/11 (Miami), 11/12/11 (US)