7.28 RELEASE REPORT:  FOAMS, AJ XXXI, CRAZY EXPLOSIVE, AND MORE!

7.28 RELEASE REPORT: FOAMS, AJ XXXI, CRAZY EXPLOSIVE, AND MORE!

Each week, we’ll showcase 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 shoe drops. 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 week:

NIKE AIR FOAMPOSITE ONE ‘EGGPLANT’ – JULY 29 AT 10 AM ET

Nike Foamposite 'Eggplant'

The popular Nike Air Foamposite returns this weekend with the ‘Eggplant’ colorway. Last seen back in 2010, the shoe features a similar look to the original release with a black-and-purple color scheme along with a Nike Swoosh and the 1 Cent logo. If you’re looking to add a pair of Foams to your rotation, here’s your chance. Men’s $249.99, Grade School $179.99.

JORDAN AJ XXXI LOW – JULY 28 AT 10 AM ET

JORDAN AJ XXXI LOW

The AJ XXXI Low drops in a fresh new colorway this weekend. The shoe features a classic black colorway with touches of gold for a premium look and feel. The AJ XXXI is perfect for the court, and fresh enough for the streets, so pick up a pair of the latest shoe in Jordan’s signature line. Men’s $159.99, Grade School $119.99.

ADIDAS HARDEN LS ‘SWEET LIFE’ – JULY 27 AT 10 AM ET

ADIDAS HARDEN LS ‘SWEET LIFE’

Everybody knows what James Harden can do on the court, but you can’t overlook his off-court style. The Harden LS is the lifestyle evolution of Harden’s first signature shoe. The ‘Sweet Life’ colorway is about Harden being able to give back to the community and to the people who helped him chase his dreams. Men’s $159.99.

ADIDAS CRAZY EXPOSIVE 2017 PRIMEKNIT – JULY 27 AT 10 AM ET

ADIDAS CRAZY EXPOSIVE 2017 PRIMEKNIT

One of last year’s top performance basketball shoes is back, and the adidas Crazy Explosive is better than ever. The Crazy Explosive 2017 Primeknit takes things to the next level with new technology and a head-turning aesthetic. For an in-depth look at the new Crazy Explosive, click here. The first two colorways of the Crazy Explosive 2017 drop this week, including a white colorway as well as a grey-and-yellow colorway. Men’s $149.99.

Inside The New Crazy Explosive 2017 Primeknit

Inside The New Crazy Explosive 2017 Primeknit

Crazy Explosive 2017 Primeknit

Creating a shoe for the game’s most explosive players is a tough task. Finding ways to improve upon one of last season’s top basketball performance shoes is even more difficult.

The adidas basketball team stepped up to that challenge and crafted the new Crazy Explosive 2017 Primeknit, which builds upon the impressive debut of its predecessor.

Today’s hoopers are bigger, faster, stronger, and more athletic than ever before, so the Crazy Explosive 2017 Primeknit introduces additional technology to help the game’s best athletes perform better than ever. Let’s break it down.

Forged Primeknit For Comfort And Support

The Crazy Explosive 2017 introduces Forged Primeknit – a one-piece upper that features areas of unique dimension for the ultimate in structured support and stability in the areas you need it most. Ankle and tongue cushioning offer lightweight comfort, and a sock-like collar allows for a natural range of motion while enhancing on-court support.

Full-Length Boost For Energy Return

Boost cushioning offers complete comfort, while also absorbing energy for added responsiveness on the court. The more energy you give, the more energy you get. And the Crazy Explosive 2017 utilizes full-length Boost to keep you feeling fresh and ready to go from heel to toe.

Top-Tier Traction For True Explosiveness

No athlete can capitalize on their explosive powers if they are slipping and sliding all over the court. Outfitted with a lateral TPU roll cage and power traction, the Crazy Explosive 2017 provides commanding grip for fast footwork, quick cuts, and the electrifying plays that leave your defenders in the dust.

Crazy Explosive 2017 PrimeknitFinal Thoughts

The Crazy Explosive 2017 is built for posterizers, electrifiers, and those who want to harness their explosive abilities on the court. It’s a lightweight shoe that provides the comfort, support, cushioning, and traction to let your athleticism shine.

Top athletes like Andrew Wiggins, Kristaps Porzingis, Eric Gordon, and Justise Winslow will all unleash their explosive abilities in the Crazy Explosive 2017 next season.

The first two colorways of the Crazy Explosive 2017 Primeknit will be available on 7/27 with more colorways on the way.

There is also a non-Primeknit version of the shoe made for explosive athletes that prefer a mesh upper. The non-Primeknit version also comes in at a lower price point. Be on the lookout for seven new colorways arriving at eastbay.com in early August.

As always, stay locked to Eastbay’s Twitter and Instagram for information on upcoming releases.

Need more info on the Crazy Explosive 2017 Primeknit? Check out what our friends over at WearTesters thought of the shoe after testing it out.

6.30 RELEASE REPORT:  RETRO 5 ‘RED SUEDE’ AND MORE!

6.30 RELEASE REPORT: RETRO 5 ‘RED SUEDE’ AND MORE!

Each week, we’ll showcase 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 shoe drops. 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 week:

JORDAN RETRO 5 ‘RED SUEDE’ – JULY 1 AT 10 AM ET

JORDAN RETRO 5 ‘RED SUEDE’

The Jordan Retro 5 ‘Red Suede’ is this summer’s must-cop kick. The Retro 5 is a fan-favorite silhouette and the ‘Red Suede’ colorway definitely doesn’t disappoint. The mostly red shoe offers classic Chicago vibes, while an iced outsole, metallic silver tongue, and black shark teeth finish off the look. And the suede material takes the whole look to a new level. Men’s $189.99, Grade School Boys’ $139.99.

AJ XXXI LOW ‘CHICAGO’ – JUNE 30 AT 10 AM ET

Jordan XXXI Low

The AJ XXXI Low drops in two Chicago-themed colorways this weekend. Choose from a mostly red colorway or a mostly white colorway with red and black accents. Either way, the AJ XXXI gets back to its roots with the iconic colors that Michael Jordan wore during his heyday. Men’s $159.99.

NIKE BASKETBALL SHOES – JULY 1 AT 10 AM ET

NIKE BASKETBALL 2017

Nike Basketball is kicking off the month of July in a big way. The Swoosh is dropping new colorways of the KD X, LeBron Soldier 11, and Kobe A.D. Pick up your favorite Nike signature basketball shoe and hit the court in style this summer. Give your game a boost with a fresh pair of Nike signature shoes from some of the game’s biggest stars. Kobe A.D. $159.99, KD X $149.99, LeBron Soldier 11 $129.99.

ADIDAS BASKETBALL SHOES – JUNE 30, JULY 1 AT 10 AM ET

adidas Dame 3

adidas Basketball is also dropping some heat this week. The Dame 3 will release in a patriotic red-white-and-blue color scheme, while the Crazy Explosive Low drops in two new colorways. If you’re looking for a new adidas Basketball shoe, these kicks are perfect for the summer season. Crazy Explosive $119.99, Dame 3 $114.99.

adidas Crazy Explosive

ADIDAS HARDEN LS ‘NIGHT LIFE’ – JULY 1 AT 10 AM ET

adidas Harden LS

In addition to all of the basketball shoes dropping, adidas and James Harden have teamed up to release the Harden LS, a lifestyle shoe that’s inspired by the court and built for the street. Now you can rock Harden’s look on and off the court with a comfortable, street-worthy kick. Men’s $159.99.

Release Report: Introducing the PG 1

Release Report: Introducing the PG 1

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:

NIKE PG 1 ‘FEROCITY’ – MARCH 4 AT 10 AM ET

Paul George joins Nike’s elite by becoming the 21st player to receive a signature shoe from Nike. The PG 1 blends George’s personality and on-court performance attributes. For example, the shoe’s fish scale traction pattern reflects George’s love of fishing. Check out the tech behind the shoe here. Men’s $109.99.

ADIDAS HARDEN VOL. 1 ‘FEAR THE FORK’ – MARCH 4 AT 10 AM ET

Inspired by James Harden’s college days in Tempe, Arizona, the Harden Vol. 1 drops in a new ‘Fear The Fork’ colorway. The shoe’s nickname is a nod toward the school’s mascot. Harden’s college career included All-American status and a conference player of the year award before he became the third overall pick in the 2009 draft. Men’s $139.99

ADIDAS CRAZY EXPLOSIVE LOW ANDREW WIGGINS PE – MARCH 4 AT 10 AM ET

The Crazy Explosive Low features the same explosive powers of the original, but now it is available in a sleek low-top silhouette. The Crazy Explosive is geared toward the game’s most explosive players, like Andrew Wiggins. This week’s release is an Andrew Wiggins PE, featuring a navy-and-gold colorway and an “AW” logo on the tongue. Men’s $139.99.

Check out Eastbay on Monday to see a special version of the Crazy Explosive Low, which will be unveiled on our next catalog cover.

JORDAN RETRO 6 ‘HYPER JADE’ – MARCH 4 AT 10 AM ET

The Jordan Retro 6 ‘Hyper Jade’ drops as a kids’ exclusive this weekend. The iconic shoe features a white-and-black upper with an icy outsole to complete the look. It’s been a big year for the Retro 6 already with a few different releases in 2017. Here’s another chance for the younger crowd to cop a new pair. Grade School Boys’ $139.99.

NEW BALANCE 247 – MARCH 4 AT 10 AM ET

New Balance’s hottest look of the season drops in a ton of colors this weekend. Seven men’s colorways, four grade school boys’ colorways, and one grade school girls’ colorway will all be available. The 247 sneaker is designed to keep up with you and your demanding life – all day, every day. Men’s $79.99, Grade School Boys’ $64.99, Grade School Girls’ $64.99.