“During this time of the year, we see an abundance of boots due to the cold, rainy weather. However, you don’t have to necessarily rock boots every day. Nike has given us a very nice boot substitute in the form of the Air Force 1 Duckboot. This new pair features a smooth black leather upper combined with a sturdy, nylon-like toe cap. Additionally, Nike incorporated red cord laces, a black wool inner lining, a white midsole and a gum bottom. The Nike Air Force 1 Duckboot Black/Khaki-Sail is now available at the Nice Kicks shop (512.320.8100).”-via NiceKicks
When the world’s most famous sneaker debuted in 1985, it was met not with celebration but censure. The dramatic red-and-black Air Jordan I crossed swords with the NBA’s uniform police, who banned the shoe from the league for its “non-regulation” colors. Michael Jordan, then a Chicago Bulls rookie, bucked league brass by wearing his signature kicks, a decision which cost him $5,000 in fines every time he set foot on the court. You can’t put a price on fashion. Or winning.
Since its launch, the Air Jordan has become a global sports and style phenomenon, unquestionably the most famous icon of one of the world’s most famous brands. Every year since 1985, even after Jordan retired for good, a new pair of Air Jordans has been released, along with a countless number of colorways and models. In honor of the legendary sneaker, we asked a preeminent sneaker collector and Nike expert from Austin, Texas to rank the top 23 Air Jordans of all time.
” Inspired by the original Nike Air Pressure from 1989, Nike has dropped the updated Air PR1 at retailers this year. With additional design cues taken from shoes like the Nike Air Flight Like and Air Jordan III, the Air PR1 is a sport-inspired sneaker intended more for style purposes in the same vein as a shoe like the Air Yeezy. Thus far, the original white-based colorway has been released at retailers, but a new black-based look is on the way.
This pair features a black and dark grey nubuck upper with tonal leather elephant print along the side panel and ankle. Tiffany-like water blue offers a sharp contrast to the darker base on the inner liner and Jordan III outsole. You can pick up a pair today at shops like Schuh-You.”-Via Sole Collector
Here is a new colorway for the Jordan Rare Air’s that caught my eye. This version uses a USA theme that coincided with the 2010 FIBA World Basketball Championship games. Available at select spots worldwide, including this one.
Nike has combined forces with Aston Martin for a very special edition Nike Hyperdunk Kobe Bryant Aston Martin edition. This special shoe is like no other and features premium leathers and the Aston Martin logo on the tongue. This shoe is a must have for anyone that is a collector of Hyperdunks and Kobe Bryant shoe. This shoe is limited to 500 pieces and will not be hitting stores until the spring. -Via OSneaker
Kobe Bryant of the current NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers has some things in common with me. He enjoys nutella, is a cinephile, and his favorite movie happens to be Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill”…a favorite of mine as well.
Nicknamed the “Black Mamba“, Kobe Bryant’s favorite movie and lethal nickname provided the inspiration behind the Big Nike High and Auto Flight High below. In addition to being an incredibly dangerous snake, “Black Mamba” was also the nickname for of the most deadly member of the “Deadly Viper Assassination Squad”, played by Uma Thurman.
The Big Nike High’s colorway is quite obvious with the upper also receiving a splattering of blood – most likely from the blade of a Hattori Hanzo sword! The Auto Flight High comes with a mixed nubuck/leather upper and a classy vulcanized bottom.
The in-soles also feature Black Mamba’s infamous “Death List”, with a little Kobe-twist to it. Last year’s NBA championship defeat was over the Boston Celtics – leaving Ray Allen and Paul Pierce to be the first 2 names crossed off Kobe’s list. Will #’s 3, 4, and 5 be next? -Via Extra Butter