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9.29 RELEASE REPORT: JORDAN RETRO 5 ‘BLUE SUEDE’ DROPS THIS WEEKEND

Each week, we’ll showcase the most popular upcoming shoe drops. We’ll give you the lowdown on the prices and sizes, break down the history of each shoe, and fill you in on the newest tech features. Check back every week for the hottest shoe drops. If it’s hyped, it’s here. You can check out the full list of releases on Eastbay’s Release Calendar. Here’s what you have to look forward to this week:

JORDAN RETRO 5 ‘BLUE SUEDE’ – SEPT. 30 AT 10 AM ET

9.29 Jordan Retro 5

The Air Jordan line has always been focused on flight. The iconic AJ 5 took that idea to the next level by taking inspiration from WWII fighter plans to create the shoe’s distinct design lines. Jordan continued that theme with the classic flight suits from that same era, and that’s where the Retro 5 ‘Blue Suede’ colorway comes from. The newest Retro 5 connects Jordan’s focus on flight with a historic apparel piece to deliver a style that truly stands out. Men’s $189.99, Grade School $139.99.

NIKE BASKETBALL RELEASES – SEPT. 30 AT 10 AM ET

9.29 Nike Basketball

Nike Basketball is dropping some serious heat as basketball season approaches. This week brings new releases from some of Nike’s biggest superstars. We’ll see a KD X, PG 1, and Kyrie 3 releasing on Saturday in brand new colorways. It’s not just about a fresh look, though. Each one of these shoes is built for basketball performance with top technology that’ll help you take your game to new heights this season. KD X $149.99, Kyrie 3 $119.99, PG 1 $109.99.

CONVERSE CHUCK SE NBA FRANCHISE HIGH – SEPT. 29 AT 10 AM ET

9.29 Converse Chuck

Nike isn’t the only brand prepping for basketball season. Converse is getting in on the fun by dropping new Chucks in team colorways. What better way to rep your team this season than with a fresh pair of Chucks? The following teams will be available in men’s sizes: Chicago, New York, Cleveland, Boston, Houston, Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Golden State, Philadelphia, Toronto, Los Angeles (both LA teams), and Miami. Men’s $89.99, Grade School $59.99.

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Eastbay End-Of-Season Twitter Awards

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3.14 Release Report: The Jordan Retro 10 ‘I’m Back’ Drops Sunday

The Jordan Retro 10 'I'm Back' releases this Saturday. Will you cop those or one on the latest signature shoe drops from Nike?

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3.7 Release Report: The Jordan Retro 9 ‘Bred’ Leads The Way This Week

The long-awaited Jordan Retro 9 'Bred' is here. So are the latest colorways of James Harden and Russell Westbrook's signature kicks.

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2.21 Release Report: Jordan Retro 1 ‘Re2pect’, Girls’ Retro 13, And Two New Signatures

From the Jordan Retro 1 'Re2pect' to a Girls' Retro 13 to two new signature shoes, here are the hottest sneaker launches of the week.

A Recap Of LA: What Kicks Did Basketball’s Best Rock?

What were the best kicks worn in Los Angeles while the game's top players took to the court? Langston Galloway and Nightwing2303 break it all down.

A Look Back: The Air Jordan 3 ‘Black Cement’

The latest retro of the Air Jordan 3 'Black Cement' finally arrives on Saturday, February 17. Take a look back with sneaker historian Drew Hammell at the iconic shoe through the years.

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2.14 Release Report: Jordan Retro 3 ‘Black Cement,’ Retro 1 ‘Gold Toe,’ + Even More!

The Jordan Retro 3 'Black Cement' headlines a loaded week. We've got the Retro 1 'Gold Toe,' Jordan Why Not Zero.1, adidas Harden Vol. 2, and Jordan AJ XXXII 'Dunk Contest' too.

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Create Your Legacy: Malakai Lewars + James Harden

Eastbay cover athlete Malakai Lewars is focused on creating his own legacy. That doesn’t mean he can’t steal some pointers from some of the game’s greatest players like James Harden, though.

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