4.15.16

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 their 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:

UA Curry

UNDER ARMOUR CURRY 2 ‘ELECTRIC BLUE’ – APRIL 15 AT 10 AM ET

After surpassing the 400 mark for three-pointers in a season a few days ago, Curry has cemented himself into the NBA record books. But his latest shoe isn’t about basketball — it’s about football. This slick electric blue/steel colorway pays homage to where he grew up (North Carolina) and the football team he cheered for (the Panthers). Men’s $129.99, Grade School $99.99, Preschool $89.99, Toddler $49.99.

adidas Lillard

ADIDAS D LILLARD 2 ‘STAY READY’ – APRIL 15 AT 10 AM ET

Quite possibly the biggest surprise this NBA season — though definitely overshadowed — is the success of the Portland Trail Blazers. Many experts predicted they wouldn’t even manage 20 wins, but they surpassed expectations and are now the 5th seed in the West. This gorgeous grey colorway of the Lillard 2 is Damian’s playoff edition shoe, so he’s geared for a deep run. Are you? Men’s $114.99.

Jordan Ultra.Fly

JORDAN ULTRA.FLY – APRIL 15 AT 10 AM ET

Let your feet breathe and feel free in the Jordan Ultra.Fly — Jordan brand’s newest team shoe. It’s being debuted right now at the Jordan Brand Classic by the best high school players on the planet, and it comes in four fly colors. Men’s $124.99.

Nike Foamposite

NIKE AIR FOAMPOSITE PRO ‘VARSITY RED’ – APRIL 16 AT 10 AM ET

As far as Foamposite Pro retros stack up, this Bred colorway is probably the most hyped, as it’s been 15 years since it last hit the shelves. You can cop it in full family sizes on Saturday. Men’s $159.99.

Jordan Retro 9

JORDAN RETRO 9 LOW ‘WHITE/BLACK’ – APRIL 16 AT 10 AM ET

This is as classic as it gets: the Chicago colorway is built with black leather, red accents, and a white rubber outsole. It’s much like the last AJ9 Low that dropped, but the color combination is inverted. Catch this instant classic on Saturday. Men’s $169.99, Grade School $119.99, Preschool $74.99, Toddler $54.99.

Air Jordan XXX

JORDAN AJ XXX ‘BLACK CAT’ – APRIL 16 AT 10 AM ET

Dressed in black and anthracite, this AJ XXX is named after after MJ’s nickname from his playing days. The orange earth on the tongue gives it a straight-from-space look which meshes well with the dominantly dark colors. Keep an eye out — you’ll definitely see plenty of these on the court during the playoffs. Men’s $199.99.

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2 Comments

  • Cris:

    Do they come with a jordan box

  • Eastbay:

    Hey Chris. The Jordan Brand shoes should have agreeable packaging/shoe boxes. Products like Nike Foamposite, Under Armour brand items or adidas Brand items which are also shown in this post do not come with Jordan boxes.

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