So Many Skills, So Much Swag: The Special Under Armour C1N Cleats Are Here

So Many Skills, So Much Swag: The Special Under Armour C1N Cleats Are Here

Carolina quarterback Cam Newton is truly one of a kind. From his game-day greatness to his post-game fashion, the MVP’s athleticism, leadership, and swagger are unmatched. All of this comes through in his signature cleat: the Under Armour C1N. Engineered for a seamless fit and total support, the cleats are explosive, durable, and flashy: just like Cam.

But Under Armour didn’t just stop there; they wanted to add as much of his unique personality and skills into this cleat collection as possible. That was the inspiration behind the four limited-edition versions that just dropped: ‘Paisley,’ ‘High Society,’ ‘Created Player,’ and ‘Midas Touch.’ Let’s break them all down.

‘Paisley’

The main inspiration behind the ‘Paisley’ cleat came from one of Cam’s bold outfits during award show season, but when he unveiled them before an away game in Minnesota, they also became an ideal tribute to the Gopher State’s own legendary musician, Prince.

‘High Society’

His fashion is as unique and head-turning as his play, so it makes sense that the ‘High Society’ cleats are all about Cam’s style. The designer pants he’s sported before games inspire the cleat’s upper while the classic fox tail he has rocked postgame make an appearance on the back. And don’t worry; the removable tail is synthetic, not real fur!

‘Created Player’

Sometimes, Cam is so good, you’d swear he’d entered cheat codes. The controller codes and video disc designs on this cleat are perfect for the player who makes it look like he’s set the difficulty level to ‘Easy.’

‘Midas Touch’

With Cam’s ability to turn any play to gold, the ‘Midas Touch’ cleats are fitting. The Metallic Gold and Rose Gold colors on the cleat are the perfect way to symbolize the QB’s first-class skills, speed, and style.

So now that you know about all four special cleats, the question is, which cleat will you choose? Let us know in the comments and make sure to grab your favorite pair soon since these are limited edition and sure to be gone fast!

RELEASE REPORT: RETRO 4, RETRO 6, NEW NIKE COLLECTION

RELEASE REPORT: RETRO 4, RETRO 6, NEW NIKE COLLECTION

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:

JORDAN RETRO 4 ‘MOTORSPORT’ – MARCH 25 AT 10 AM ET

The wait for one of the hottest releases of the season is almost over. The Jordan Retro 4 ‘Motorsport’ will drop on Saturday. Inspired by Michael Jordan’s love of racing, this Retro 4 colorway was originally given only to members of MJ’s racing team. The Retro 4 is always a hot shoe, and this colorway is highly anticipated so don’t wait on these. Men’s $189.99, Grade School $139.99.

GIRLS’ JORDAN RETRO 6 ‘Pantone’ – MARCH 25 AT 10 AM ET

Once again, another Retro 6 is dropping as a women’s exclusive. The ‘Still Blue’ colorway features the classic North Carolina blue upper with a clean white outsole to complete the look. MJ won his first title in the Air Jordan 6, making it one of the most popular Jordans. The ‘Still Blue’ colorway will drop in grade school girls’ sizes only, but women can find a pair using our convenient sizing chart here. Grade School $139.99.

NIKE ‘TIME TO SHINE’ COLLECTION – MARCH 24 AT 10 AM ET

 

Nike is dropping the ‘Time to Shine’ collection just in time for college basketball’s biggest games! The LeBron 14, KD 9, and Kyrie 3 will all drop on Friday in new ‘Time to Shine’ colorways. Each shoe features an iridescent swoosh logo to tie into the ‘shining’ theme. LeBron 14 $174.99, KD 9 $149.99, Kyrie 3 $119.99.

ADIDAS HARDEN VOL. 1 – MARCH 25 AT 10 AM ET

The roll out of fresh new Harden Vol. 1 colorways continues this weekend. James Harden has been on a tear this year with 29 points, 11 assists, and eight rebounds per game. His new signature sneaker has also been on fire, with plenty of hot new colorways. Let us know what you think of the new ‘Cargo’ colorway in the comments section below. Men’s $139.99.

RELEASE REPORT: A NEW RETRO 12 LOW DROPS 3/18

RELEASE REPORT: A NEW RETRO 12 LOW DROPS 3/18

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:

JORDAN RETRO 12 LOW – MARCH 18 AT 10 AM ET

The Retro 12 returns in a low-top silhouette this weekend. Sneakerheads rave over the classic Retro 12, and this wolf grey colorway is a streetwear staple. Navy accents on the tongue, heels, and outsole, and hints of lime green on the pull tab and insole help complete the fresh look. Men’s $169.99, Boy’s $129.99.

NIKE AIR FOAMPOSITE PRO – MARCH 17 AT 10 AM ET

Here’s another shot to cop some Foamposites. This weekend’s premium edition drops in a metallic silver and black color scheme that is sure to turn some heads. Finishing off the look is a shiny Nike Swoosh on each side and a translucent outsole. If you’re looking for Foams, make sure you’re ready to snag a pair on Friday. Men’s $249.99, Boys’ $179.99.

NIKE KYRIE 3 – MARCH 18 AT 10 AM ET

Following up last week’s Duke-inspired Kyrie 3, this week’s release features a more subtle look. The Kyrie 3 drops in a cool grey, anthracite, and polarized blue color scheme. The tongue features a green Kyrie Irving logo to accent the look. Hit the court in style with Kyrie’s latest kick. Men’s $119.99, Boys’ $99.99.

ADIDAS DAME 3 – MARCH 17 AT 10 AM ET

Damian Lillard’s newest shoe drops in a fresh white-and-cardboard colorway. The Dame 3 has a unique look inspired by a milk crate, because Lillard shot on a cutout milk crate instead of a hoop when he was a kid. Men’s $114.99.

Release Report: Two Jordans, Nike Signature Styles

Release Report: Two Jordans, Nike Signature Styles

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:

JORDAN RETRO 6 ‘ALTERNATE’ – MARCH 11 AT 10 AM ET

The Retro 6 will be the next shoe to get the ‘Alternate’ color theme that the Jordan Brand has been dropping recently. The ‘Alternate’ colorways were created back in the day, but put in the archives and never released. Now, Jordan is bringing some of these colorways back. The Retro 6 ‘Alternate’ likely would have been worn during the 1991 playoff run. Men’s $189.99, Grade School $139.99.

AJ XXXI ‘BLACK CAT’ – MARCH 11 AT 10 AM ET

The AJ XXXI is getting outfitted with the iconic ‘Black Cat’ colorway this weekend. The shoe features a black-and-white look and a black cat logo on the inside of each tongue. Though it may look like a simple shoe, it’s a colorway that has a special meaning to His Airness. As a kid, some of Michael Jordan’s closest friends nicknamed him ‘Black Cat.’ Men’s $184.99.

NIKE KOBE A.D. ‘OREGON’ – MARCH 10 AT 10 AM ET

Just before the madness gets going, Nike is dropping several college basketball team colorways. The Kobe A.D. features a black-and-yellow look that’s inspired by Oregon. There is an “O” logo on the heel and a wing graphic wraps the midsole to tie into the Ducks theme. Men’s $159.99.

 

NIKE KD 9 ‘TEXAS’ – MARCH 10 AT 10 AM ET

Just like Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant’s time at his alma mater was brief, but highly influential. The KD 9 dons the burnt orange color that Texas is well-known for, and the shoe’s heel tab says “Texas” to tie into the theme. Durant had one of the best freshman seasons of all time at Texas before moving on to the pros. Men’s $149.99.

Release Report: Introducing the PG 1

Release Report: Introducing the PG 1

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:

NIKE PG 1 ‘FEROCITY’ – MARCH 4 AT 10 AM ET

Paul George joins Nike’s elite by becoming the 21st player to receive a signature shoe from Nike. The PG 1 blends George’s personality and on-court performance attributes. For example, the shoe’s fish scale traction pattern reflects George’s love of fishing. Check out the tech behind the shoe here. Men’s $109.99.

ADIDAS HARDEN VOL. 1 ‘FEAR THE FORK’ – MARCH 4 AT 10 AM ET

Inspired by James Harden’s college days in Tempe, Arizona, the Harden Vol. 1 drops in a new ‘Fear The Fork’ colorway. The shoe’s nickname is a nod toward the school’s mascot. Harden’s college career included All-American status and a conference player of the year award before he became the third overall pick in the 2009 draft. Men’s $139.99

ADIDAS CRAZY EXPLOSIVE LOW ANDREW WIGGINS PE – MARCH 4 AT 10 AM ET

The Crazy Explosive Low features the same explosive powers of the original, but now it is available in a sleek low-top silhouette. The Crazy Explosive is geared toward the game’s most explosive players, like Andrew Wiggins. This week’s release is an Andrew Wiggins PE, featuring a navy-and-gold colorway and an “AW” logo on the tongue. Men’s $139.99.

Check out Eastbay on Monday to see a special version of the Crazy Explosive Low, which will be unveiled on our next catalog cover.

JORDAN RETRO 6 ‘HYPER JADE’ – MARCH 4 AT 10 AM ET

The Jordan Retro 6 ‘Hyper Jade’ drops as a kids’ exclusive this weekend. The iconic shoe features a white-and-black upper with an icy outsole to complete the look. It’s been a big year for the Retro 6 already with a few different releases in 2017. Here’s another chance for the younger crowd to cop a new pair. Grade School Boys’ $139.99.

NEW BALANCE 247 – MARCH 4 AT 10 AM ET

New Balance’s hottest look of the season drops in a ton of colors this weekend. Seven men’s colorways, four grade school boys’ colorways, and one grade school girls’ colorway will all be available. The 247 sneaker is designed to keep up with you and your demanding life – all day, every day. Men’s $79.99, Grade School Boys’ $64.99, Grade School Girls’ $64.99.

A Look At The adidas Arthur Ashe Tribute Collection

A Look At The adidas Arthur Ashe Tribute Collection

adidas is well-known for creation and innovation, so it makes sense that they would pay homage to one of the greatest pioneers in the sports world with the Arthur Ashe Tribute Collection. The first release of the collection includes limited-edition versions of the Harden Vol. 1 and Dame 3.

The shoes honor Ashe’s legendary career and personal accomplishments with scholastic legacy webbing, a multi-color pattern along the sockliner and collar, and additional silhouette details that are subtle nods to the honorary degrees he received from more than 20 universities.

An “AA” graphic printed on the left sockliner stands for Arthur Ashe’s initials, but also for AIDS Awareness and Anti-Apartheid, while the “1975” graphic pays tribute to Ashe’s Wimbledon victory and No. 1 ranking.

Arthur Ashe was a trailblazer in the tennis world, becoming the first African-American male to win a Grand Slam title. Aside from breaking barriers in the sports world, Ashe was also well known for using his popularity to bring attention to civil rights issues in the United States and human rights issues overseas.

His legacy lives on through the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, which is given out every year at the ESPYs. The award recognizes individuals who transcend sports through their courageous acts off the court. Past winners of the award include Jim Valvano, Muhammad Ali, Billie Jean King, and Nelson Mandela.

The Harden Vol. 1 ($139.99) and Dame 3 ($114.99) editions of the Arthur Ashe Tribute Collection drop on January 23. The shoes will be worn on-court by Harden and Lillard for select games throughout Black History Month.