The Nike Air Force 1 is a sneaker that’s proven to hold up pretty well over time. For example: since they predate the whole visible Air era you don’t really have to worry about the exploding soles happening. This vintage pair, a Nike Air Force 1 High apparently released in 1983, proves their sturdiness (Look ma, no yellowing!). Get with us after the jump to see a full photo set on this vintage Nike Air Force 1 High and let us know in the comments if you think you could get some actual wear out of the 30 year old gem. Also, if you feel like adding them to the collection then hit up mitsenfbitte on eBay.
The Nike KD VI will arrive this summer, stretching out the release setup a little bit for Nike Basketball’s marquee sneakers. The pair is set to hit shelves in July, complete with a lowcut design that we imagine will be running rampant during the summer months. All signs point to this yellow/teal version being one of the debut colorways-in fact it’s the only one we’ve caught wind of so far. Continue reading for a full set of images on the Nike KD VI and grab this early pair from simon-llo on eBay.
The Air Jordan IV “Thunder” and Air Jordan IV “Lightning” pairs were a truly unique set of releases from back in August of 2006. The two shoes were up for grabs exclusively at Jumpman23.com, the official Jordan Brand website that’s now home to official images and updates on Jordan product rather than being any sort of digital storefront. Both came with a pretty sizable price tag thanks to some accompanying apparel, marking them among the highest-priced Air Jordan Retro releases ever.
The Air Jordan IV “Lightning” was packaged with an Air Jordan “Flight” style shirt, which sent the retail price up the $250. The Air Jordan IV “Thunder” managed to top even that high point thanks to the varsity jacket included, weighing in at a total of $500. The already chunky box price on the duo helped drive up the secondary market value, a value obviously also helped out by the fairly small production runs (The “Thunder” for example was just 1 of 500). The aforementioned “Thunder” has since gotten a bit easier to track down thanks to the 2012 retro, but the “Lightning” remains a pretty rare find, although rumors of a Retro release continue to tickle us to this day. For the younger hobbyists who are unaware of the story behind the “Thunder and Lightning” Pack, feast your eyes on an incredibly rare set of both pairs from shoezeum on eBay.
If you can’t afford the 1985 OG that Shoezeum is offering (already over $2500 with five days left!), then be sure you’re ready for the ‘new original’. The ‘Black Toe’ Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG takes us all the way back to Michael Jordan’s rookie season, and is slated to arrive on store shelves the Saturday immediately preceding Memorial Day. ’NIKE AIR’ branding has made the other OG 1s extremely popular, but there will also be a restock on the similarly thrown-back Air Jordan III Retro ’88 next Saturday, so which will you pick? Let us know after you’ve seen more below, then grab a pair early from 95soleman on eBay.
Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG
The whole Nike Sweet line isn’t one we touch on too often here on Sneaker News. This unreleased sample version from the lineup, titled the Nike Sweet Trainer, is definitely interesting enough to garner some attention though. The pair sports a super strange lacing system, running a set back around the ankle collar in sort of a weird boat shoe-esque style. Get a full look at the Nike Sweet Trainer, complete with a waffle sole across the bottom to give it a little bit of that classic Swoosh appeal, and grab the sample now from dballaholic on eBay.
Next week will see the release of another Nike LeBron X Elite colorway. The pair will get back to the wild precedent set by the initial “Superhero” joints, a precedent that was dialed back a bit thanks to the second, white/metallic gold look. The sneaker is one we’ve seen on the feet of LeBron James once or twice, despite the sport turquoise/volt/violet force not coming anywhere close to lining up with his Heat uniform. See more on this Nike LeBron X Elite after the jump and then grab a pair ahead of schedule from kicksclusive on eBay.
Nike LeBron X Elite
Sport Turquoise/Volt-Violet Force
The whole “What The” concept is one we’ve seen spread to a ton of sneakers by now. The mash-up theme, originally hitting on the Nike SB Dunk Low, is one we’ve seen come from the NIKE iD scene a few times as well. Here’s one of those, a Nike Air Force 1 Low from the supreme Bespoke level of customization created by DJ Clark Kent and featured in the film Lottery Ticket. Get a refresher on the sneakers after the jump and check out the pair available now from hennyxo119 on eBay.
The Nike KD V Elite “EYBL” is a sneaker that won’t be seeing a retail release, as mentioned indirectly by the man himself Leo Chang in our most recent interview with him. So now that we know there’s no chance of getting them at retail, how much would you pay to get your hands on them? Asking that very question is this auction, which is maybe just a bit too optimistic regarding the fanfare for this pair. Then again, it has definitely been the most celebrated of Nike KD V Elite colorways so we’re sure someone out there who is on the hunt will happily grab em. Continue reading for the full photos of the Nike KD V Elite “EYBL” after the jump and then check out the auction from footswagg2 on eBay.
Remember that purple, black, and orange Air Jordan 1 sample that we showed you earlier on today? It looks like Jordan Brand had a couple different versions of said sneaker produced. Shown here is one that closely matches-only this time the orange sections are gone in favor of a lily white treatment for the innards. Which looking do you find more appealing? Let us know in the comments and then grab this unreleased Air Jordan 1 for yourself from jesusisbackintown on eBay.
One of the true high-top basketball gems in the 1980s was the New Balance BB900 that James Worthy rocked during that magical “Showtime” era that the Los Angeles Lakers and its fans relished. The sick design made them awfully popular on the basketball courts as well as on the feet of kids in school hallways, so there’s no question that these would be a popular pick for a Retro soon (although the 2010 re-release of the P790 wasn’t hugely popular). It’s quite rare to see a pair of originals in such pristine condition, and considering a retro release isn’t noted in the books anytime soon, you don’t want to miss out on this listing! Check out the detailed photos below and take a look at the full listing from dballaholic on eBay.