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 RETRO 5 ‘WHITE/BLACK/GOLD’ – AUGUST 20 AT 10 AM ET
Inspired by this summer’s competitions, the Jordan Retro 5 will release in a white, black, and gold color scheme. The shoe features splashes of gold throughout, most notably on the tongue, referencing success on the world’s biggest stage. The Retro 5 is a classic sneaker, and combining the fan-favorite silhouette with a timely theme means this shoe will likely be a hot commodity. Men’s $189.99, Grade School $139.99.
JORDAN RETRO 5 ‘WOLF GREY’ – AUGUST 20 AT 10 AM ET
Another Retro 5 drops this weekend, this one exclusively in grade school sizes. The ‘Wolf Grey’ features the classic Retro 5 look, dressed in a wolf grey and black color scheme. A speckled midsole adds some flare, as does the icy blue outsole. Grade School Girls’ $139.99.
NIKE KD 9 ‘BIRDS OF PARADISE’ – AUGUST 19 AT 10 AM ET
The newest KD 9 was unveiled during Kevin Durant’s most recent trip to China as part of the Nike Basketball tour. While the inspiration behind the shoe hasn’t been revealed yet, the color scheme is sure to grab attention with the Flyknit upper displaying a mixture of teal and green. The vibrant colors will likely make this version of the KD 9 incredibly popular. Men’s $149.99, Grade School $124.99.
UNDER ARMOUR CURRY 2.5 – AUGUST 21 AT 10 AM ET
The reigning MVP drops another version of his extremely popular Curry 2.5. Stephen Curry has been one of the game’s most dominant players for the past few seasons. His success on the court is turning into success off the court, with the Curry 2.5 ascending to a place among the most popular basketball shoes in the industry. If you haven’t found a Curry 2.5 color scheme you like yet, this may be the one. Men’s $134.99.