5.2.17

RELEASE REPORT: NIKE ‘FLIP THE SWITCH’ COLLECTION + AJ XXXI ‘PURE MONEY’

Each week, we’ll break down the most popular upcoming shoe drops. We’ll give you the lowdown on the prices and sizes, break down the history of the shoe, and give you the scoop 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 weekend:

NIKE BASKETBALL SHOES – MAY 5 AT 10 AM ET

As the playoffs intensify, Nike Basketball is dropping the ‘Flip the Switch’ collection to match the postseason’s electric atmospheres. Athletes have to bring the energy as they make their charge toward the championship, so Nike is releasing brand new signature shoes for LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and Paul George. The collection features similar textural elements throughout, but each shoe also has unique traits that connect to the player’s playoff push. In addition to the ‘Flip the Switch’ collection, Nike Basketball is also dropping a new Kobe A.D. colorway that is not a part of the collection. LeBron 14 $174.99, Kobe A.D. $159.99, KD 9 $149.99, Kyrie 3 $119.99, PG 1 $109.99.

JORDAN AJ XXXI LOW ‘PURE MONEY’ – MAY 5 AT 10 AM ET

The AJ XXXI has been outfitted with a number of iconic Jordan colorways, ranging from the ‘Banned’ to the ‘Royal’ to the this weekend’s ‘Pure Money’ release. The AJ XXXI ‘Pure Money’ comes in a fresh white, silver, and pure platinum colorway with an iced outsole. The AJ XXXI is made to dominate the court, and this colorway is perfect for the spring and summer circuit. Like a smooth jumper, this AJ XXXI is pure money. Men’s $159.99, Grade School Boys’ $119.99.

JORDAN TRUNNER LX OG – MAY 3 AT 10 AM ET

One of the original Jordan trainers returns this weekend in an OG colorway. The Jordan Trunner LX represents Jordan Brand’s move into off-court training gear and the classic Bred-inspired colorway is always a fan-favorite. The Trunner provides legendary training in the gym and keeps you fresh with an OG look. Men’s $119.99, Grade School Boys’ $99.99.

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