1.31 Release Report: KD X, Kobe A.D., Dame 4, or Curry 4 – Which Signature Shoe Will You Grab?

1.31 Release Report: KD X, Kobe A.D., Dame 4, or Curry 4 – Which Signature Shoe Will You Grab?

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 each shoe, and fill you in 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 KD X – FEB. 1 AT 10 AM ET

1.31 Nike KD X

Kevin Durant has been ballin’ out all year and seems to take his game to another level every single season. Whether it’s his clutch shooting, his lockdown defense, or his elite passing skills, there seems to be nothing he can’t do on the court. The latest colorway of his KD Xs are equally versatile. The black and white upper complements a marble outsole for a look that you can rock anywhere and with anything. Men’s $150.00. Boys’ $125.00.

NIKE KOBE A.D. – FEB. 1 AT 10 AM ET

1.31 Nike Kobe A.D.

Kobe Bryant’s game was like a fine wine — it got better as his career went on. So, it makes sense that the Black Mamba’s other nickname is Vino. That’s the inspiration behind the latest colorway of the Kobe A.D. The Port Wine colorway features some touches of blue, white, and pink for a luxurious look. The fit and comfort are equally first-class thanks to a luxe suede ankle collar and Snakeskin material along the lateral side of the shoe. Men’s $150.00.

ADIDAS DAME 4 – FEB. 1 AT 10 AM ET

1.31 adidas Dame 4

Few players deliver more in key moments than Damian Lillard. So how does he do it? Is it his cool-headed confidence? Or the endless hours he spends practicing in the gym? Those definitely help, and so does wearing the perfect signature shoe. The Dame 4s have the comfort, fit, and explosiveness that Dame needs to knock down those game-winners. And on Thursday, he’s dropping a new black and white colorway with a stylish grey pattern along the upper — just what you need to stand out when it’s time to step up in the clutch. Men’s $115.00.

UNDER ARMOUR CURRY 4– FEB. 2 AT 10 AM ET

1.31 UA Curry 4

Fans of the best shooter on the planet, and his signature Curry 4s, are in for a treat this Friday. A new colorway of the Mid drops with a red, synthetic-suede overlay and a black knit collar. The gum rubber outsole with black splatter paint makes this a standout look. But if the Low is more your style, there are multiple colors dropping this Friday as well. Take your pick, lace ‘em up, and get bucket after bucket from deep. Men’s Mid $130.00. Men’s Low $120.00.

12.14 Release Report: New Yeezy + Jordan Retro 6 ‘Like Mike’ Shoes Headline This Weekend

12.14 Release Report: New Yeezy + Jordan Retro 6 ‘Like Mike’ Shoes Headline This Weekend

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 each shoe, and fill you in 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:

 

ADIDAS ORIGINALS YEEZY BOOST 350 ‘BLUE TINT’ – DEC. 16 AT 10 AM ET

Damian Lillard’s Advice For Young Athletes

Damian Lillard’s Advice For Young Athletes

Most kids can only dream of playing basketball with their favorite player. Our young athlete cover star, Luke Calvin, got to do just that when he hit the court with Damian Lillard in Oakland for our photoshoot. Luke also got to hang out with Damian for a while, asking for advice and soaking up everything he could from one of the game’s best point guards.

Damian Lillard: Lessons From Oakland

Damian Lillard: Lessons From Oakland

Damian Lillard has developed a reputation as one of the game’s most clutch players. When the game’s on the line, he’s the one that all of his teammates turn toward. He’s the superstar – the unquestioned face of Portland’s franchise. But he started out as just a kid from Oakland. And it’s the lessons he learned there that made him into the man he is today.