Reminder: Air Jordan Retro 2 “Candy Pack”

Reminder: Air Jordan Retro 2 “Candy Pack”

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If you didn’t satisfy your sweet tooth on Halloween this past Sunday, the Jordan Brand has you covered. Dropping tonight are three colorful looks of the Air Jordan Retro 2 collectively known as the “Candy Pack.” Also dubbed the “M&M” Pack, each shoe in the group features a vibrantly colored nubuck and leather upper, complimented by black accenting and a white outsole. Colorways include Del Sol, Varsity Red and Classic Green. Look for the “Candy Pack” to drop at 12:00 a.m. EST tonight here at Eastbay.

Available Tonight: Air Jordan Retro 2 “Candy Pack”

Air Jordan Retro 2 Candy Pack

Air Jordan Retro 2 Candy Pack

Air Jordan Retro 2 Candy Pack

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Reminder: Air Jordan Retro 2 “Candy Pack”

Air Jordan Retro 2 – “Candy Pack”

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Arriving next month at Eastbay is possibly the most anticipated release the Air Jordan Retro 2 has ever seen. The Retro 2 ” Candy Pack,” also known as the “M&M Pack” consists of three pairs of the Air Jordan Retro 2, done up in a clean combo of rich nubuck and black accents. Available in varsity red, classic green and del sol, each pair is sure to be a hit.

Just in time for the upcoming NBA Season, each pair is perfect for arguably the top three teams in the NBA, the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics and Miami Heat. Whether you’re picking them up for your favorite team’s gear or just for your personal collection, be sure to head over to Eastbay come November 6th, these wont last long!

Color: Del Sol/Black-White
Style: 395709-701

Air Jordan Retro 2 Candy Pack

Color: Varsity Red/Black-White
Style: 395709-601

Air Jordan Retro 2 Candy Pack

Color: Classic Green/Black-White
Style: 395709-301

Air Jordan Retro 2 Candy Pack

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Reminder: Air Jordan Retro 2 “Candy Pack”

Sole Shots: Celebrating the Air Jordan 2

Sole Shots: Celebrating the Air Jordan 2

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Michael Jordan missed nearly the entire 1985-1986 NBA season, suffering a broken foot early in the year. However, he returned in 1986-1987 with what was statistically the best scoring year of his career. Averaging an amazing 37.1 points per game, Michael became the first player to post 3,000 points in a season since Wilt Chamberlain. His footwear weapon of choice for that season? The Bruce Kilgore designed Air Jordan II.

The Jordan II was famously constructed in Italy with premium Italian leather. Both low and high cuts were released in late 1986 and 1987. Interestingly, none of the pairs featured a black base, marking the only time that happened in any of the original runs of the Air Jordan line. Of course, that changed with retro colorways in the 2000s, including a pair that is set to drop here at Eastbay next weekend.

To celebrate the upcoming Air Jordan Retro 2 release, Sole Shots has decided to showcase some of the best Air Jordan 2 photography from the Sole Collector forum and beyond. While the most popular shoe to shoot was undoubtedly the original White/Varsity Red-Black colorway, we also get a look at the “Eminem,” “Doernbecher Charity,” and “Bin23 Premio” pairs as well.

Remember, the Black/White Air Jordan Retro 2 will be available here at Eastbay next Saturday, October 23.

Sole Shots: Friday October 15th, 2010 flowridaSupa aka flowrida, Teaneck, New Jersey

Sole Shots: Friday, October 15th, 2010 G2CDesignsChris Morris aka G2c Designs, Wallingford, Connecticut

Sole Shots: Friday, October 15th, 2010 Ryan.Ryan Ramkissoon aka Ryan., Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sole Shots: Friday October 15th, 2010 Luca TonyLuca Tony, Portsmouth, Virginia

Sole Shots: Friday, October 15th, 2010 tr_thegreattr_thegreat, Richmond, Virginia

Sole Shots: Friday, October 15, 2010 miniair23miniair23, San Francisco, California

Sole Shots: Friday, October 15, 2010 FIREPOWER23FIREPOWER23, England

Sole Shots: Friday, October 15, 2010 Air ButchieAir Butchie Productions, Pasadena, California

Sole Shots: Friday, October 15, 2010 mexikicks38mexikicks38, Brooklyn, New York

Sole Shots: Friday, October 15, 2010 RaNdZ4937Randy aka RaNdZ4937, Vallejo, California

Sole Shots: Friday, October 15, 2010 kicksRuskicksRus, New York City

If you’re interested in submitting your photos for Sole Shots, e-mail us at eastbaysoleshots@solecollector.com. Please include your name and location with your submissions. You also have the option of providing us with a link to your online photo album or website to link back to when we post your work.  You do not have to be a registered member of Sole Collector to participate.

Reminder: Air Jordan Retro 2 “Candy Pack”

Eastbay Memory Lane: All Sports 1987

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For this week’s version of Eastbay Memory Lane we check out the All Sports Eastbay catalog from 23 years ago. It features some classic sneakers from 1987 that have become mainstays in the shoe world.

I’ll start with page 4 featuring the vintage Air Max 1 Training shoe with visible Air coming in at the Eastbay price of $64.95. Don’t miss the ladies color right below that. Then the Air Safari “Walking” shoe with the iconic safari print.

You’ll see page 5 had some cross trainers including at the time “THE FIRST TECHNICAL ALL SPORTS TRAINING SHOE” as well as the Waffle Racer. Look at those coaching shorts – all I can say is wow.

Page 8 is the Nike Basketball page. You see some the brand new Air Jordan II in both original colors as well as the Air Force II and Delta Forces.

The next page was mostly the adidas basketball page with the Converse Weapons that Bird and Magic wore back in the day but in ELEVEN colors!