This Weekend’s Can’t-Miss Releases

This Weekend’s Can’t-Miss Releases

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:

Jordan Retro 12 Wool

JORDAN RETRO 12 ‘WOOL’ – OCTOBER 1 AT 10 AM ET

This has been a big year for Retro 12 releases, and Jordan Brand is dropping another one this weekend. The change of season and approach of winter holidays is the inspiration behind the premium wool material used in this Retro 12. The warm material and dark colorway make the Retro 12 ‘Wool’ a perfect sneaker for the fall and winter months. Men’s $199.99, Grade School $149.99.

Nike Basketball Black Pack

NIKE ‘BLACK SPACE’ PACK – OCTOBER 1 AT 10 AM ET

Three of Nike’s biggest superstars will be dropping new signature sneaker colorways this weekend. The KD 9, Kobe 11, and LeBron Soldier 10 will be available in an all-back color scheme, earning the ‘Black Space’ nickname. Kobe 11 $199.99, KD 9 $149.99, LeBron Soldier 10 $129.99.

 Nike LeBron Soldier 10

NIKE LEBRON SOLDIER 10 ‘CAMO’ – OCTOBER 1 AT 10 AM ET

The Soldier 10 ‘Black Space’ isn’t LeBron James’ only signature release of the weekend. The Soldier 10 will also drop in a camo colorway. Previous LeBron Soldier models have also gotten the camo treatment, and this Soldier 10 will feature a camouflage upper with the three-strap system getting a black color. Men’s $139.99.

Nike KD 9 - University Red

NIKE KD 9 ‘UNIVERSITY RED’ – OCTOBER 1 AT 10 AM ET

In addition to the KD 9 ‘Black Space,’ the KD 9 will also be available in a university red colorway to kick off the month. The Flyknit upper is red and black throughout, with a white midsole and a white Nike Swoosh logo. Men’s $149.99, Grade School $124.99.

adidas Crazy Explosive - Andrew Wiggins

ADIDAS CRAZY EXPLOSIVE ANDREW WIGGINS PE – SEPTEMBER 24 AT 10 AM ET

Andrew Wiggins’ Crazy Explosive PE bursts onto the scene this weekend. The PE comes in a white upper with hints of Minnesota’s green and blue throughout the shoe. The shoe is made for the game’s most explosive players, like Wiggins. Learn more about the creation of the shoe here. Men’s $149.99.

Creating The Crazy Explosive: A look at the designing of Andrew Wiggins’ new shoe

Creating The Crazy Explosive: A look at the designing of Andrew Wiggins’ new shoe

Andrew Wiggins adidas Crazy Explosive

Explosiveness is the name of the game in today’s basketball landscape. The players are bigger, faster, stronger, and more athletic than ever before. Andrew Wiggins is the perfect example of today’s hyper-athletic star. His size, quickness, and springy athleticism create chaos on the court. He ignites crowds with electrifying dunks and creates memorable, game-defining plays on a regular basis. He needs a shoe that not only allows his athleticism to shine, but actually maximizes it.

The adidas Crazy Explosive is focused on doing just that. It’s built for the game’s most explosive players – highlight reel machines who play above the rim. The shoe is equipped with extensive tech features that allow it to truly live up to its nickname.

Crazy Explosive Full Length Boost

Full-Length Boost

Boost cushioning provides the extra bounce that allows Wiggins to attack the rim and anyone in his path. The cushioning provides lasting comfort and also enhances responsiveness so every time Wiggins lands, Boost returns that energy so he can sky even higher.

Lockdown Features

Keeping the foot secure and locked into position is vital for explosiveness. A shoe needs to work with the body during the jumping motion to maximize liftoff. To help with this, the Crazy Explosive is equipped with a full-length bootie that provides a tailored, adjustable fit to keep the foot snug within the shoe.

adidas Crazy Explosive traction

Traction

To ensure the best possible liftoff, the Crazy Explosive uses wrapped power traction and a contoured outsole, providing commanding grip and balance so that when it’s time to jump, you can really get up. Utilizing that power helps you sky higher and jump faster than usual.

Comfort

On top of all the explosive features, the shoe also focuses on comfort. To play at your best, you need to feel your best. The Crazy Explosive ensures this with a Primeknit upper that offers comfort and allows for greater air flow.

adidas Crazy Explosive

Crazy Explosive

Traction, comfort, lockdown, and energy return combine to create a shoe that’s geared toward Andrew Wiggins and the game’s best players. In today’s fast-paced game, players need any advantage they can get. The Crazy Explosive maximizes your athleticism to give you an edge.

Andrew Wiggins puts defenders on posters, ignites crowds, and changes the momentum of a game with a single play. When it’s time to explode, he is equipped with the shoes that are engineered for that very moment. Will you be?

This Weekend’s Can’t-Miss Releases

This Weekend’s Can’t-Miss Releases

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.

Air Jordan Retro 1

AIR JORDAN 1 HIGH PACK – AUGUST 1 AT 10 AM ET

The iconic AJ 1 is releasing in three new colorways in the spirit of this summer’s competitions. Each shoe has a different Nike Swoosh color – a metallic gold, a metallic silver, and a metallic bronze. Men’s $139.99, Grade School $94.99, Preschool $69.99, Toddler $49.99.

AIR JORDAN 1 HIGH KO ‘PURE PLATINUM’ – JULY 30 AT 10 AM ET

The classic AJ 1 High KO is getting a new look. The Pure Platinum edition comes with a new quilted pattern featured heavily throughout the shoe. Signature Nike branding is on the tongue, and the wings logo is shown as well, making the ‘Pure Platinum’ a new take on a Jordan classic. Men’s $139.99.

Nike Hyperdunk 2016

NIKE HYPERDUNK ‘08 ‘VOLT’ – AUGUST 1 AT 10 AM ET

Nike is bringing back the Hyperdunk, which debuted eight years ago, for this summer’s competitions. A few colorways of the Hyperdunk ’08 have already been released, and this edition comes in monochromatic Volt. Men’s $149.99

Under Armour Curry 2.5

UNDER ARMOUR CURRY 2.5 – JULY 30 AT 10 AM ET

Stephen Curry’s signature shoe continues to drop in new colorways. This weekend’s offering comes in blue heat, black, and hi-vis yellow, and is sure to turn heads. The Curry 2.5 has been a strong performer for Under Armour with a lot of unique looks, and this new colorway is pushing that boundary even further. The Curry 2.5 was a popular choice for athletes at the Fab48 last weekend.

adidas D Lillard 2

ADIDAS D LILLARD 2 – JULY 30 AT 10 AM ET

This newest D Lillard 2 colorway gets a patriotic look just in time for this summer’s competitions. Damian Lillard’s signature sneaker comes in a white and royal colorway with gold accents on the tongue. There are also splashes of color that resemble fireworks throughout the shoe. Men’s $119.99.

adidas Crazy Explosive

ADIDAS CRAZY EXPLOSIVE – AUGUST 1 AT 10 AM ET

The Crazy Explosive comes in a red, scarlet, and black look. This sneaker is made with the game’s most athletic players in mind, like Andrew Wiggins, who will be the face of the Crazy Explosive. The Primeknit upper allows for premium execution, with a heavy emphasis on basketball functionality. Men’s $149.99.