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:
NIKE AIR FOAMPOSITE PRO ‘PRO PLATINUM’ – MARCH 4 AT 10 AM ET
Nike’s Foamposite family just got bigger with this ‘Pro Platinum’ edition. Available in Men’s, Grade School, and Infant sizes, this shoe provides a classic, rugged style for any age. Get a premium platinum shoe with the ‘Pro Platinum’ today.
NIKE KYRIE 2 ‘BROTHERHOOD’ – MARCH 5 AT 10 AM ET
For those who love Duke, Nike is paying homage to Kyrie’s alma mater with the Kyrie 2 ‘Brotherhood’. Regardless of your fandom, if you played ball as a kid, surely you’ve dreamt about playing at Cameron Indoor (whether for or against Coach K). Grab this soon-to-be classic on Saturday.
JORDAN AJ XXX ‘UNIVERSITY BLUE’ – MARCH 5 AT 10 AM ET
This Jordan AJ XXX ‘University Blue’ shoe is for Tar Heels fans, and is a tribute to MJ’s alma mater. From a skinny kid at UNC to the NBA’s GOAT, MJ’s prolific journey is captured by this shoe. Grab a piece of history with this ‘University Blue’ AJ XXX.
JORDAN RETRO 2 ‘WING IT’ – MARCH 5 AT 10 AM ET
Drawing inspiration from Jordan brand’s mid-‘80s ad campaign, this Retro 2 pays tribute to the iconic “Wing It” poster. The original AJ 2 dropped in 1986, showing the shoe (as well as the ad campaign surrounding it) will be cherished forever. Celebrate by getting a pair on Saturday.
JORDAN AJ 1 KO OG ‘SAIL’ – MARCH 5 AT 10 AM ET
Air Jordan is hitting us up with a quick Retro 1 classic in a red/white OG colorway. If you’re confused by the nickname, ‘Sail’ is the shade of white on the upper canvas. If you want your footsteps lookin’ fresh, get this clean Retro 1.
JORDAN RETRO 12 ‘VIVID PINK’ – MARCH 5 AT 10 AM ET
If you missed a Valentine’s Day shoe, or simply love the Retro 12, we’re getting a Girls’-only colorway on Saturday. ‘Vivid Pink’ features the same premium leather as the original, while boasting accents of pink and metallic silver throughout.
UA CURRY 2 LOW ‘ESSENTIAL’ – MARCH 5 AT 10 AM ET
If simplicity is key, consider the Curry 2 Low ‘Essential’ the master key. Draped in a simple black and grey colorway, basic has never been badder. Considering the popularity of past Curry 2 Lows and the easy team color-match options of the ‘Essential’, we suggest you cop sooner than later.
NIKE KD8 EXT ‘VACHETTA TAN’ – MARCH 5 AT 10 AM ET
A court favorite is hopping off the hardwood. Kick it on the curb with this street-styled KD8 EXT tomorrow. The upper is made with vachetta tan leather, while the outsole is completely restructured to grip concrete. Fired up and finished off with total orange accents, this shoe is true to KD’s off-court lifestyle — Available Friday.
NIKE KD 8 ‘PHOTO BLUE’ – MARCH 5 AT 10 AM ET
Men’s $179.99, Grade School $134.99, Preschool $84.99
If you aren’t purchasing the ‘Vachetta Tan’ EXTs, here’s an alternative on-court color that might suit you. The Nike KD 8 ‘Photo Blue’ is a picture perfect team shoe, street shoe, or training shoe. As with other KD 8s, it performs great on court, but its ability to be matched with almost any article of clothing is the real kicker. Speaking of, get these kicks on Saturday.
NIKE FLYKNIT RACER – MARCH 4 AT 10 AM ET
Flyknit fans rejoice! The Nike Flyknit Racer ‘Fireberry’ is here, and we couldn’t think of a better way to prepare for the upcoming warm weather. Race into spring with this flower-powered shoe that features a dash of pink flash.
ADIDAS D LILLARD 2 – MARCH 4 AT 10 AM ET
Prepare for March like never before with this multicolored Lillard 2. Each adidas-sponsored school playing in the tournament is represented by this colorway. Be sure to get yours before the tournament starts — they drop today.