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:
ADIDAS CHRISTMAS PACK – fRIDAY, DEC. 18 AT 10 AM ET
D rose 6 – Men’s $134.99, Grade school $109.99, preschool $69.99
J wall 2 – Men’s $114.99, Grade School $89.99, Preschool $64.99
Crazy 8 – Men’s $109.99
Release after release, adidas and Nike are slugging it out, and when they battle, we win — especially this time of year. In response to Nike’s announcement of their Fire & Ice pack, adidas will release a Christmas pack of their own, over a week earlier. Pristinely clean and mint green, these shoes have various gold accents mixed with speckled dots for a crystallized effect. The Men’s Crazy 8 and Boys’ J Wall 2 differ from the rest of the pack, as they’re draped in Christmas red. Which is your favorite, and who killed Christmas (in the good, non-Grinchy way) this holiday season – Nike or adidas? Join in on the discussion below.
under armour curry drops — friday, dec. 18 at 10 am et
ua curry 2 ‘northern lights’ – Men’s $109.99, Grade school boys’ $99.99
ua curry 2 ‘Dub Nation’ – Men’s $109.99, Grade school boys’ $99.99
ua curry charged foam curry 1 low – Men’s $119.99
Stephen Curry’s newest on-court companion, the Curry 2, is dropping in two sort-of new colors. If ‘Dub Nation’ looks familiar, that’s because it was skinned on the Curry 1 back in March; apparently UA and Curry just can’t show enough love to the people of Oakland, so they brought it back! Meanwhile, the new color, ‘Northern Lights’, is almost a mix of the previously released ‘Father To Son’ and ‘Birthday Splash’ colorways. Last but not least, UA has yet to cease distribution of the Curry 1 – despite the Curry 2 drops – and is dropping this new Curry 1 Low. What do you think of these groovy new colors?
nike class of ‘97 2-pack – saturday, dec. 19 at 10 am et
In terms of basketball movies, He Got Game is easily in the Top 5 – maybe even Top 3, behind only Space Jam and Hoosiers. Think about it: We got peak Denzel Washington, we found out Ray Allen could act, and we also got a great portrayal of black culture, basketball culture, and a love story, all rolled into one. Now, Nike is releasing both shoes worn by Jesus Shuttlesworth (Allen) in the film: the Air Foamposite Pro ‘Pearl’ and the Zoom Hawk Flight OG. The best part about this release is that you don’t have to choose which shoe is your favorite — you get both! FYI, if we left your favorite basketball flick off our list, drop us a line. Men’s $384.99.
jordan retro 8 ‘Chrome’ – saturday, dec. 19 at 10 am et $189.99
Have you ever wanted a Retro 8? Of course you have. Have you ever seen a Retro 8 this crispy? Maybe. This ‘Chrome’ colorway was originally retroed back in 2003, and as part of Jordan’s 30th anniversary, they’re bringing it back in full family sizes. While everyone’s still obsessing about last week’s Retro 11 drop, don’t sleep on these.