This Weekend’s Can’t-Miss Releases

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 releases. 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:

Jordan Banned Pack


Inspired by defiance, the AJ XXXI is setting the new standard for the next generation of high-flying, gravity-defying athletes, like Russell Westbrook. The versatile AJ XXXI is built for the game’s best athletes with lightweight materials, lockdown support, and FlightSpeed technology that provides explosive bounce and a smooth ride. The AJ XXXI will launch in a black-and-red color scheme, paying tribute to the AJ 1 and continuing the ‘Banned’ legacy. Like the AJ 1, the AJ XXXI is a game-changer that defies expectations. Men’s $184.99, Grade School $159.99.


The ‘Banned’ AJ 1 stormed onto the scene during Michael Jordan’s rookie season. The black and red color scheme violated a league policy, resulting in a $5,000 fine each time he stepped onto the court in the sneakers. Like Michael Jordan himself, the ‘Banned’ AJ 1 defied expectations and norms. Michael’s game – and the shoe – were revolutionary. The AJ 1 set the gold standard that the Jordan Brand was built upon. Men’s $159.99, Grade School $119.99.

adidas Harden


The Onix/Gold/Maroon color scheme is another James Harden PE, built for the game’s best creators. The shoe is stacked with technology that was designed specifically for Harden’s game, allowing him to maximize the athleticism that makes him so difficult to guard. A secure fit, deadly traction, and great responsiveness combine to help you put your defender on skates. Men’s $129.99.


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