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.

Release Report: The Latest From Jordan, Kobe and Harden!

Release Report: The Latest From Jordan, Kobe and Harden!

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 AJ 1 RARE AIR ‘MAX ORANGE’ – JANUARY 7 AT 10 AM ET

Jordan AJ 1 HI

The classic AJ 1 silhouette highlights this weekend’s releases with an orange, black, and white colorway. The shoe features the Rare Air branding on the tongue, and the words ‘Air Jordan’ appear in place of the wings logo on the ankle area. Men’s $139.99, Grade School $94.99.

JORDAN AJ XXXI ‘BLACK TOE’ – JANUARY 7 AT 10 AM ET

Jordan AJ XXX1

Inspired by the iconic Air Jordan 1 ‘Black Toe,’ the AJ XXXI will also release in a ‘Black Toe’ color scheme this weekend. Its Zoom Air cushioning and FlightSpeed Technology combine with the clean look to make this shoe perfect for on-court performance or off-court style. Men’s $184.99.

NIKE KOBE A.D. – JANUARY 7 AT 10 AM ET

Nike Kobe AD

Kobe Bryant’s newest sneaker gets outfitted with a triple-white color scheme, chrome accents, and an icy outsole. Kobe branding on the tongue and back heel add to the super clean, minimalist look. The Black Mamba may not be on the court anymore, but his signature shoes are as strong as ever. Men’s $159.99.

NIKE KYRIE 3 – JANUARY 7 AT 10 AM ET

Nike Kyrie 3

The second colorway of the new Kyrie 3 drops this weekend, featuring a red-and-crimson colorway. The shoe combines excellent traction, flexible support, and responsive cushioning, enabling Kyrie Irving’s razor-sharp cuts and his fast style of play. Simply put, the Kyrie 3 is a point guard’s dream. Men’s $119.99, Grade School $99.99.

NIKE METCON 3 – JANUARY 6 AT 10 AM ET

Nike Metcon 3

One of the most trusted shoes in fitness just got an upgrade. The Metcon 3 offers a similar look and feel as its predecessors, but offers even more flexibility with a lightweight mesh in the toebox. The shoe is made with training in mind, so the Metcon 3 has you covered for any workout, any style, and any intensity level. Men’s and women’s $129.99.

ADIDAS HARDEN VOL. 1 – JANUARY 7 AT 10 AM ET

AJ Harden 1

James Harden has already made history on the court this season with the league’s first ever 50+ points, 15+ rebounds, 15+ assists triple-double. His shoe is also making waves off the court. The Harden Vol. 1’s first few colorways have been a hit, and they keep bringing the heat. How do you think this colorway stacks up? Let us know in the comments below! Men’s $139.99.

NEW BALANCE 247 – JANUARY 7 AT 10 AM ET

New Balance 247

New Balance is stepping into 2017 with a new casual sneaker that is dressed to impress. The lightweight and breathable design delivers performance-level comfort with the cushiony REVlite midsole and a mesh upper. Take your look to the next level and experience life in the 247. Men’s $119.99.

The Harden 1: Unveiled

The Harden 1: Unveiled

James Harden talks about his signature shoe and clothing collection. When asked if he felt pressure to play better to help sell his shoe, he responded, “I don’t even know what pressure is.”
adidas unveiled James Harden’s first signature shoe today at the adidas X James Harden Present: Harden Vol. 1 event in Houston, Texas.

Harden and adidas agreed to a groundbreaking deal a little over a year ago, so we’ve known for a while that a shoe was the way. Eastbay was on the scene to bring you an exclusive look at the event, which included a guest DJ, fashion show, and concert. You can head to Eastbay’s Instagram and Snapchat for more on the event, but for now, let’s get to the shoe.