Air Jordan 18 returns this 2018

A retro silhouette worthy of a comeback, the Air Jordan 18 will be seeing store shelves again next year. This is the last shoe that Jordan wore in his NBA career. Two colorways were most notable in this particular silhouette and this white/sport royal is perfect since it makes the shoe look clean. He was with the Washington Wizards when he wore this shoe and if you came in the same generation as me, then we get to witness an era of greatness comes to an end.  Leather build with the laces hidden by a shroud as this shoe blends luxury and performance. The shoe still pretty looks the same and craftsmanship will be the most critical part once the shoe drops in January 2018 for $225.








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Kyrie 4 Multi-Color

While we are still awaiting for the Nike Kyrie 4 to arrive in stores, we are now seeing some crazy colorways that might (?) reach retail. This one is a multi-colored version of the Kyrie 4 and some might even call this as one of those "What the" series that span across various basketball lines. But since there is no official name for this specific colorway yet, then let's just call this a multi-colored version of the Kyrie 4. The colors differ between the left and the right shoe. The left pair is themed with purple and blue while the right pair in volt and pink. The shoe features an engineered mesh-like material in the forefoot with a suede-like material in the ankle area. Some of the design details that can be seen in this particular image is the inscriptions in the ankle area with and embroidered logo. An icy blue translucent ouotsole was used with colored solid rubber sections underneath. While the Kyrie 4 is scheduled to drop this second half of the month, let's wait for more details if when this colorway will release.

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Nike PG 1 in Volt


The volt colorway of the Nike PG 1 will release this December 15, 2017 for $110. Sporting a volt color for the most part, the midsole is decked in white with some volt speckles on it. The suede panel on the ankle/heel area reminds me of a tennis ball with that volt colorway. The release of colorways for the PG 1 has been a mixture of loud and simple colors but all them look nice so far although there are other colorways that do stand up to me like that simple black/gum colorway as well and launch colorway and the grey colorway. Those colorways in my opinion are worthy even for off-court use in my opinion. Do you like this colorway or is it too loud for you? Share your thoughts below the comments section.



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UA Heat Seeker

Here is a basketball performance model from Under Armour that shares the midsole tooling with the Drive 4. Dubbed as Heat Seeker, you can already see the midsole taken from the UA Drive 4 which is basically EVA for the most part with a large Micro-G in the heel area. I'm assuming that the outsole will be the same as the Drive 4 and it doesn't really matter as long as it provides good traction. The upper is made up of a stretchy knit-like material with synthetic fuse panels to provide some support in the material. These are scheduled to release this month for $115 and I just hope that we get to see them here in the Philippines as well.



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The Nike Kyrie 4 will drop this December

Fans of Kyrie will have a merry Christmas indeed, as his 4th signature sneaker will drop on December 20. This particular colorway features black upper which is a combination of an engineered mesh and nubuck. I think this is a synthetic nubuck because the price point of the shoe isn't that high. But in case they use a nice premium nubuck then more plus points to Nike for that. A combination of white midsole at the heel and black in the forefoot area. Just like the Kyrie 2 and 3, this will feature a heel Zoom Air. The solid rubber outsole is similar to teal but they are going with racer blue for that specific color palette. Also, it has an aggressive pattern with a portion of the outsole extending to the midsole area for multi-directional grip keeping you covered with most cuts, jabs, crossovers, curls, whatever. And hopefully, the rubber would be durable enough for outdoor use as well. As I said, December 4, 2017 is the shoe's release date so be sure to check your nearest Nike store around that time if you are planning to get a pair.




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Reebok I3 Legacy Collection


With Allen Iverson's name cemented in the Hall of Fame, AI together with Reebok will be working on his I3 Legacy Collection to celebrate his career in the NBA. This is good news especially if you have been waiting for some of AI's kicks to be retroed. While the Question and the Iverson IV have been retroed, it isn't bad to see some of his kicks be brought back again. And although Reebok took a step back with regards to their basketball line, who knows we might see Reebok flourish once again in the basketball sneaker world. Personally, I want to see the Iverson IV, V, VI, VII again and I wish they get the proper retro treatment with the OG colorways and most of all the key technologies that made that specific model great. How about you, which of AI's kicks are you excited to see once again?

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adidas Yeezy Calabasas Powerphase Grey


Sporting a classic look and even materials, the adidas Yeezy Calabasas Powerphase Grey will drop this December 9, 2017 for $120. An all-grey monotone look, it features a nice leather material just like a retro shoe with a nice foam for cushioning and solid rubber outsole. This shoe doesn't have a Boost foam as its cushion source, so expect them to be much cheaper. And quite frankly, I don't think people will jump on it too much. I mean come on guys, the shoe is nice don't get me wrong but it is just a retro silhouette tennis shoe. Sure it is Kanye's but aside from that, you can't really tell anything more (or even wow me). But if you are beasting on these, then don't worry because you can get the shoe next month at selected retail stores.

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Crazy Explosive 2017 Low Primeknit


The Crazy Explosive 2017 Low is starting to pop in other countries and here are some images that might interest you in getting a low-top version. This is the Primeknit version of the shoe which has more structure and is more durable than the last year's model. This time around, the ankle collar that offers a sock-like fit will now be felt just around the ankle area so low-top ballers will surely enjoy this. Just like that high-top version, same full-length Boost foam, same lateral cage, same outsole, same upper materials was used with the only difference being the height of the shoe so it's just a matter of personal preference when it comes to copping the high or the low. The shoe is not yet available here in the Philippines as of today, but expect them to be available hopefully before the year ends.



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Take a look at Kyrie's budget model sneaker


Here are some images that surfaced recently indicating that a budget Kyrie model is on its way soon. It looks like it is made up of a textile upper which is a good indication that the shoe has a modern build. The lateral image above also shows the absence of Flywire but near the throat of the lacing system, you will see a thicker dynamic lacing structure although in the forefoot only. Also, it has the outsole somewhat extending up to the side walls of the shoe and a rounded shape just like the Kyrie 2 when it released some years ago. At least we know that the trend of this "cradling transition" effect continues. Underneath, you will see a small window in the forefoot where a Zoom Air bag is placed. Honestly, this makes me excited and a bit worried at the same time. Excited because you get to enjoy forefoot Zoom Air cushion again in the Kyrie line. If you rely mostly in your forefoot like me, we all know how Zoom Air helps promote responsive cushioning so a lot of you guys will surely like this as well. However, the shoe will be priced at $80 and if I just hope that the forefoot Zoom bag will not be the diamond-shaped unit. I mean come on man, it was disappointing when you used the rectangular shape Zoom Air in some of the lower models, please don't butcher this one because the shoe looks really promising by just looking at the upper and the traction pattern. What are your thoughts guys about this budget model in the Kyrie line?

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Li-Ning Way of Wade 6 Veteran's Day


The Veteran's Day PE of the Li-Ning Way of Wade 6 will be reaching the retail stores which is a treat for Way of Wade fans. Sporting a navy blue knit upper, the red accents on the laces, lining of the shoe, logo, and eyestays added a nice touch and would even pass for a team colorway in my opinion. This model took a different route by having knit upper, joining the other brands in using textile as the primary source for the upper material. This is also the first time in the Way of Wade line where they used a new material for cushioning which is what they call Drive Foam together with their tried and tested Bounse cushion. The midfoot strap promote more midfoot containment which could be very helpful in softer materials like knit. The Veteran's Day colorway is said to drop in the US this November 29 with a retail price of $160 via wayofwade.com.

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