The Best Kicks Of The Season

The Best Kicks Of The Season

It’s no secret that sneakerheads and basketball players are always looking for the latest and greatest kicks to add to their collection. Whether you’re looking to elevate your off-court style or up your game on the court, we’re breaking down what’s hot right now.

Jordan Best

Jordan Brand Buyer’s Pick – Jordan Reveal

If you’re looking to boost your off-court look, start with the Jordan Reveal. The sneaker’s streamlined, modern look features a minimalist design and plenty of comfort. A breathable mesh upper and low-profile Air-Sole cushioning provide premium, lasting comfort, making the Reveal a perfect post-game shoe. The supportive fit combines with a casual appeal, so you’re always rocking signature Jordan Brand style and ready to take on anything that may come your way.

Customer Rating: 4.7/5

Jordan Brand Best Newcomer – Jordan Horizon LS

The Jordan Horizon is serious about style and classic comfort, making it a post-game staple for hoopers. Inspired by the iconic Air Jordan XIII, the Horizon has a sporty feel with a dressed-up look. That flexible style shines when the game is over, allowing you to seamlessly transition from the gym to the street. The shoe’s design catches your eye, but the Horizon’s emphasis on comfort will make you an even bigger fan. After a long game, you need a shoe that’s flexible and lightweight. The Horizon provides plenty of comfortable cushioning, as well as extra support, so that you’re always feeling fresh.

Basketball Buyer’s Pick – Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 10

Made for kings of the court, this shoe is all about performance. The Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 10 focuses on lightweight lockdown and responsiveness, so that you can be explosive on the court. The unique three-strap system provides a secure, custom fit, and the Zoom Air units at the heel and forefoot provide responsive cushioning. The Soldier 10 also incorporates storytelling elements – which sneakerheads love – by featuring aspects of past Soldier models. The LeBron Soldier 10 has been a decade in the making and it celebrates the accomplishments of one of the best players the game has ever seen.

Customer Rating: 4.9/5

Basketball Best Newcomer – Nike Hyperdunk 2016

The original Hyperdunk exploded onto the scene in 2008 and quickly became one of the hottest performance basketball shoes on the market. Eight years later, the newest version of the Hyperdunk continues to push the pace. The Hyperdunk 2016 is all about responsiveness and explosiveness, making it the perfect shoe for the game’s most athletic players. The Hyperdunk 2016 also features a Flyknit version that provides an even more dynamic fit and extra-flexible support. Unique colorways add style, but this shoe focuses on extreme performance and extra bounce, so your athleticism can truly shine on the court.

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.