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.
JORDAN RETRO 9 LOW ‘UNIVERSITY BLUE’ – JUNE 11 AT 10 AM ET
In 1994, the original AJ 9 was released in four different colors. The ‘Powder Blue’ colorway quickly became a fan favorite and is now considered a classic. The new AJ Retro 9 Low ‘University Blue’ shoes celebrate the original’s legendary look with a bold blue upper and a fresh white outsole. Men’s $169.99, Grade School $119.99, Preschool $74.99, Toddler $54.99.
UNDER ARMOUR CURRY 2 ‘BLACK KNIGHT’ – JUNE 11 AT 10 AM ET
Some of the plays that Steph Curry makes on the court are downright heroic, so it makes sense that these Curry 2s are Batman-inspired. With an all-black upper and yellow outsole, these shoes can help make you the hero on the court that your team deserves. Men’s $129.99, Grade School $99.99, Preschool $74.99.
UNDER ARMOUR CURRY 2 LOW ‘CHEF’ – JUNE 11 AT 10 AM ET
Are low-tops more your style? Well, you’re in luck. The latest Curry 2 Lows are as clean as basketball shoes get. The white and silver designs are the missing ingredients to your already red-hot game. So lace up, fire them up on the hardwood, and get cooking just like Steph. Men’s $129.99, Grade School $89.99.
NIKE FLYKNIT RACER – JUNE 10 AT 10 AM ET
For runners looking to add a bolt of style and speed to their run, it doesn’t get any better than these Total Orange Flyknit Racers. Breathable, lightweight, and ideally cushioned, the Flyknit upper and bold color choice ensure that no one will overlook you and no one will outpace you. Men’s $149.99.
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:
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
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.
The Nike Flyknit Racer has made a name for itself as one of the hottest statement-making casual shoes on the market. But it’s important to remember the Racer’s roots as a streamlined running shoe.
This Saturday, February 13, those roots are taking center stage, as the fastest marathon runners from across the country will be lining up in Los Angeles, California and racing in the 2016 Marathon Trials. The top three finishers for each gender will earn themselves the honor of representing the United States in the marathon event this August.
Meet The Shoe
To celebrate this event, Nike is releasing the new ‘Marathon Blue’ color of the Flyknit Racer. Reminiscent of the super rare 2012 ‘USA’ colorway, the ‘Marathon Blue’ is injecting new spirit into this style staple. The shoe’s one-piece Flyknit upper is saturated in bold blue, while the supportive Flywire cables stand out in hits of volt. This Flyknit/Flywire combination not only looks great, but fits great as well.
Areas of breathability and support are knit into the upper, creating a second-skin fit that moves with you and provides everything you need and nothing you don’t. The Flywire can be tightened through the laces, providing the perfect amount of lockdown for every individual runner. And who doesn’t want a shoe built just for them?
A full-length Phylon foam midsole works with a high-speed Zoom Air unit for responsive ground feel and low-profile cushioning to keep you comfortable over 26.2 miles. The shoe is finished off with a Waffle skin rubber outsole and racing-specific diamond pattern for durable, lightweight traction that can really go the distance.
Sound like the perfect shoe for you? We definitely think so. Grab your pair tomorrow, and when you’re done, catch the live broadcast of the Marathon Trials on NBC starting at 1pm ET.
Here are some hits of need-to-know info before you watch:
2016 Marathon Trials
Who Can Run?
To qualify for the Marathon Trials, athletes must meet the “B” standard on a USATF certified racecourse. For men, the “B” standard is a race time of 2:19:00 and for women it is 2:45:00. As a result, the athletes racing tomorrow are some of the fastest in the nation.
Meb Keflezighi and Shalane Flanagan
Meb is 40 years old, and still a favorite to make the team (he’s the fastest qualifier).
When Shalane won the trails four years ago, the race was only her second marathon. Like, ever.
Keep Your Eye On:
Meb Keflezighi (2012 winner)
Shalane Flanagan (2012 winner)
Kara Goucher (finished third in 2012)
Amy Cragg (Shalane’s training partner, finished fourth in 2012)
Dathan Ritzenheain (finished fourth in 2012)
Galen Rupp (this will be his first marathon)
Desiree Linden (has the second-fastest qualifying time)