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 14 ‘INDIGLO’ – AUGUST 13 AT 10 AM ET
It’s been a long wait, but the Retro 14 ‘Indiglo’ will finally make its return this weekend. The shoe was last released in 1999 and comes in a black, white, and vivid green colorway. It is an unusual color scheme for Jordan, and perhaps that is why the shoe has become such a hot commodity. It is one of the most sought-after Retro 14s, and after such a long wait, these are sure to go quickly. Men’s $189.99, Grade School $139.99.
JORDAN RETRO 12 – AUGUST 13 AT 10 AM ET
Michael Jordan is generally considered the best basketball player ever, but this shoe pays tribute to his other athletic endeavor. This Retro 12 draws inspiration from the minor league baseball club he played for after his initial retirement from basketball in 1994. The shoe comes in a white, grey, and black color scheme and drops in grade school girls’ sizes only. Grade School Girls’ $139.99.
AIR JORDAN XXXI – AUGUST 13 AT 10 AM ET
The AJ XXXI draws inspiration from the shoe that started it all, the iconic AJ 1. Designed with performance in mind, the AJ 31 features Flight Speed technology and a full-length Zoom Air Bag that provides hoopers with explosive flight and a smooth ride while playing. The shoe’s red, white, and blue color scheme will be showcased on the world’s biggest stage this summer. The AJ XXXI is a game-changer that will set the tone for Jordan’s performance basketball shoes for years to come. Like the AJ 1, this shoe defies expectations. Men’s $184.99.
UNDER ARMOUR CURRY 1 LUX MID – AUGUST 13 AT 10 AM ET
After plenty of success on the court, Stephen Curry’s first non-basketball shoe drops this weekend. The Curry 1 Lux uses the silhouette of the Curry 1, but it incorporates leather and suede materials to create a street fashion sneaker. Like his other shoes, this Curry 1 Lux represents the Bay Area – visually stunning and easy to like, but also dynamic, gritty, and determined. Men’s $149.99.
ADIDAS D ROSE 7 – AUGUST 13 AT 10 AM ET
As Derrick Rose prepares for a new chapter of his career in New York, his signature shoe pays homage to his hometown of Chicago. The D Rose 7 draws inspiration from the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 with hints of flames throughout the design. More importantly, the shoe represents the city’s resiliency to rebuild after the fire. Rose shares that resiliency and perseverance, and his new shoe ensures that his hometown is always with him. Men’s $139.99.
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.
It’s no secret that Steph Curry is phenomenal on the basketball court, but you might be surprised to know most scouts didn’t think he would amount to much. But very quickly, Curry has exceeded expectations, becoming a deadly scorer and premier passer with filthy handles. And, you know, he’s got a championship ring and an MVP trophy. Not bad for someone who was told he’ll have limited success in the league and no potential to lead a team.
As a congratulations to Steph, Under Armour is releasing the Curry 1 Championship Pack, featuring two of Curry’s most popular shoes. This limited edition pack features the fan-dubbed ‘Batman’ PEs, which were on his feet when he clinched the NBA title. The other half of the pack includes the ‘Splash Party’ PEs, which are an underground favorite, and were rocked by Steph on his birthday. Quite the opposites, but both are very meaningful to Steph and his fans. You can grab this extremely limited pack for $399.99 tomorrow at 10 ET.
Get your pack.