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:
One of the weekend’s biggest releases celebrates Space Jam’s 20th anniversary with the Jordan Retro 9 that appeared in the film. In the movie, Daffy and Bugs go to Michael Jordan’s house to grab his Air Jordan 9s from his trophy room, along with his college warm-up gear, so that Jordan can start preparing for a return to basketball. The shoe features a white upper with red and black accents. A must-have for sneakerheads and Space Jam fans, these will likely be a hot commodity this weekend. Men’s $189.99, Grade School Boys’ $139.99.
The Retro 9 isn’t the only Space Jam release of the weekend. Dressed in a black, concord, anthracite, and white color scheme, the AJ XXXI ‘Space Jam’ has a similar look to the upcoming Retro 11 ‘Space Jam’ release. The icy outsole, clean colorway, and Space Jam tie-in make this one of the hottest AJ XXXI releases yet. Men’s $184.99, Grade School Boys’ $159.99.
The Nike LeBron Soldier 10 drops in a clean black-and-red colorway this weekend, combining two of Ohio’s best: LeBron James and Ohio State. The Soldier 10 has been the go-to shoe for King James himself throughout the early portion of this season, in which he is currently averaging nearly 25 points, 9 assists, and 8 rebounds per game. Men’s $139.99.
Always in high demand, the Ultra Boost Uncaged launches in two colorways this weekend. Considered one of the most popular shoes of the year, the Ultra Boost Uncaged have a clean, minimalist look and are one of the most comfortable sneakers around. This weekend’s offerings include a grey-and-black look, as well as a cargo-and-khaki colorway. Men’s $199.99.
Men also have a chance to pick up the NMDs this weekend as the NMD Runner TR drops in two colorways. Choose between a cargo-and-black or a black-and-white colorway, adding serious style to your look and plenty of comfort. The NMDs usually go fast, so don’t hesitate on this one. Men’s $129.99.
James Harden and adidas have joined forces to wake the game up with Harden’s first signature shoe model. One of the game’s best creators on the court, Harden was also heavily involved in the creation of the shoe. The Harden Vol. 1 ‘Pioneer’ features a black, red, and white look as a throwback to 2007 when Harden led his high school team to a state title. Eastbay was onsite for the unveiling of Harden Vol. 1 in Houston, so be sure to check out more from the event, which featured a DJ, fashion show, and special guest performers, here. Men’s $139.99.
The back-to-back MVP’s latest signature shoe line gets a new addition this weekend with a brand new colorway. The Curry 3 ‘Aqua Camo’ takes inspiration from Stephen Curry’s ability to adapt, react, and shape the flow of every game and the shoe features a clean blue-and-grey look. Men’s $139.99.