If there were any dangers of falling into a midweek slump for some NBA teams, the latest batch of sneaker selections definitely didn’t show it. Michael Beasley continues to play some of his best ball in a pair of Air Jordans, this time ditching a Retro model for the new Jordan Super.Fly 2 in a loss to the upstart Pistons. Elsewhere around the league, the Thunder barely edged out the Kings behind two new PEs for superstars Kevin Durant (in a metallic silver and navy Nike KD VI) and Russell Westbrook who kept things simple in an Air Jordan XX8 SE PE. As always, be sure to hit the click for the latest NBA Feet recap and let us know which pair caught your eye in the comments section.
What sneakers are releasing in December, 2013? Funny you should ask. This last month of the year has plenty of exciting pairs-the Nike Kobe 8 goes super scaly on that SS version, Jordan Brand has some Holiday Blues in the form of the Air Jordan 11 and the Air Jordan 12, and of course you can expect the requisite string of Christmas themed releases. A passing mention won’t do for you though, so make sure you get with us after the break for full release info on each pair in question. As always, bookmark this page and watch for sneaker release date updates right here throughout the month.
The Nike LeBron 11 “Dunkman” will release on December 31st, 2013. Yes the last week of this year will have not one but two releases for King James, this particular pair being the last of them. Along with the requisite Volt tones, the shoe sticks in the green register with the likes of mica green and sea spray across the upper. Are they on your list as a must-have or will you be tracking down other sneakers come New Year’s Eve? Tell us in the comments after checking some additional images on the “Dunkman” LeBron XI from Nike.
There is a special LeBron 11 on the way that will be available only to the most dedicated of NBA2K14 players. Apparently some players of the game have stumbled across this message, which tells the user that they’re eligible for a pre-order of a special NBA2K14 edition of the LeBron 11-of which there will be just 2,014 pairs made. There are no images just yet of what the shoe will look like, and we doubt it’s even in production yet given that the shoes won’t be delivered till March, 2014. Continue reading for the full message and let us know if you’ve seen the same on your copy of the game, and if so then go grab them from Nike. Thanks to chidori513 for the heads up!
If LeBron’s first season down in South Beach had led him and the Heat to the promised land, it is entirely possible that we would have seen that “2 Time Champ” theme show up on a totally different sneaker. Perhaps imagining such a fate is this new creation from District Customs. The sneaker brings that theme from the Nike LeBron 10 Low and ports it over onto the Nike LeBron 9 Elite with some pretty impressive detail thrown into the print. Continue reading for a complete set of images on the shoe and tell us in the comments if you like what District Customs put together here.
It was a crazy week in NBA basketball, as a handful of games headed into overtime and some heroics were required: like Russell Westbrook seeking revenge on the Golden State Warriors with a buzzer beater of his own in the Air Jordan XX8 SE. Meanwhile, all across the NBA it looked like players weren’t excluded from the Black Friday festivities as recap frequenters like Tony Wroten, Nick Young, and DeMarcus Cousins all broke out some crazy Air Jordan heat in the Air Jordan “3Lab5″, the just released Air Jordan 5 “Oreo” and Air Jordan IV “Black Cat” respectively. Hit the click to get a better look at all the great selections and let us know which pair was your favorite in our latest installment of NBA Feet.
Following one week after the ‘Akron vs Miami’ colorway inspired by LeBron James’ two homes is the ‘Miami Nights’ Nike LeBron 11, which focuses squarely on the city where King James was crowned a world champion. The LeBron 11 ‘Miami Nights’ continues the theme of looking to Miami’s flamboyant art deco aesthetic, capturing an evening on South Beach by way of a dark carbon fiber-textured motorway that comes to life with bright pink Flywire. Let us know how these compare to the Akron vs. Miami edition once you’ve seen more photos below and stick with Sneaker News for the latest as we approach the ‘Miami Nights’ LeBron 11′s December 14th release date.
For a long while there it looked like LeBron James would lead his hometown team to the promised land. LeBron is of course a product of Ohio, hailing specifically from the greater-Cleveland area town of Akron. It was that city that raised him. It was there that he displayed such dominance at the high school level on his St. Vincent–St. Mary squad. And it was there that he remained when he opted out of the college route and ended up as an immediate franchise player for the Cleveland Cavaliers. And when it was all over, when The Decision had been made and he took his talents to South Beach, it was Akron (Not Cleveland) that LeBron James decided to thank via a full page newspaper ad.
If you’ve ever been to a sneaker con show you know just how varied the on-feet fare can be. Yes the big brands are represented-there are plenty of Yeezys, Jordans, LeBrons, and the like-but you’ll also see greatest hits from the likes of the traditionally under-represneted brands. Case in point are sneakers like the West NYC x Saucony Shadow 5000 “Tequila Sunrise” or that Reebok Classic Leather from this year’s extended anniversary treatment. Continue reading to see those and a whole lot more in this recap of the on-feet photos from Sneaker Con and enter into the fray in the comments below.
LeBron James achieved championship glory in Miami, but it was his hometown of Akron, Ohio where King James initially honed his craft. The upcoming Nike LeBron 11 ‘Akron vs. Miami’ encapsulates LeBron’s professional journey in a colorway that represents Akron’s blue-collar heritage and Miami’s glamour. This first of two LeBron 11 drops on back-to-back Saturdays hits on December 7th, so take a closer look after the jump, let us know your thoughts on the ‘Akron vs. Miami’ colorway and stay tuned for more on the LeBron 11 as we get more updates and info on this latest signature model.