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 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 5 Low 'Alternate'

JORDAN RETRO 5 LOW ‘ALTERNATE’ – JAN 30 AT 10 AM ET

The Alternate collection by Jordan brand brings us its fifth installment: the Jordan Retro 5 Low ‘Alternate’. The “but what if?” colorway brings us a different Chicago Bulls color that many of us have probably imagined, but hadn’t fully pictured until now. The culmination of your sneaker fantasies, brought to you by the Jordan Alternate collection.  Men’s $174.99. Grade School $119.99. Preschool $74.99. Toddler $54.99.

Under Armour Curry 2 'Storm'

UNDER ARMOUR CURRY 2 ‘STORM’ – JAN 29 AT 10 AM ET

Hints of mint green with a speckled grey midsole make up the color of the Under Armour Curry 2 ‘Storm’. The nickname is fitting for how Stephen has been making it rain all season long. It’s strange how little flair is on this shoe, considering the flashiness of Stephen’s play; however, if you’re into plain grey or want a comfortable on-court shoe to wear casually, you might like it. Men’s $129.99, Grade School $99.99, Preschool $74.99. 

adidas D Lillard 2 'BHM'

ADIDAS D LILLARD 2 ‘BHM’ – JAN 29 AT 10 AM ET

Just in time for Black History Month, adidas’ D Lillard 2 will be joining their other signature shoes and getting the BHM treatment. Predominantly white filled with gold foil, the shoe pays tribute to the legendary sprinter Jesse Owens (who they just made a movie about), and is a great addition to any fan’s collection.  Men’s only $104.99.

adidas D Lillard 2 'Away'

ADIDAS D LILLARD 2 ‘AWAY’ – JAN 29 AT 10 AM ET

These shoes capture the feeling of being booed while torching your opponents for 20+ points. The adidas D Lillard 2 ‘Away’ shoes are for those who always feel at home, even when they’re the visitor. They are basically an inverse of the D Lillard 2 ‘Home’ shoes that dropped last month, and they are available on Friday. Men’s $104.99. Grade School $84.99. Preschool $64.99

Sneaker Watch: Gilbert & Juwan Bring Out the Retro 5

Sneaker Watch: Gilbert & Juwan Bring Out the Retro 5

Gilbert Arenas with more from the closet.

words // Nick Engvall

Wednesday night, Gilbert Arenas and Juwan Howard each reached into the closet and pulled out a colorway of the Jordan Retro 5. Although we haven’t seen this model released in either of these colorways in a few years, the Jordan Retro 5 will return later this year in a number of colorways.

Gilbert has rocked the Jordan Retro 5 already this season, in the midst of his contract-less array of his personal collection, but Juwan Howard in the “Fire Red” colorway comes as a surprise.

So which player rocked the better colorway?

Check out the rest of the latest Sneaker Watch coverage below courtesy of Yahoo.

Sneaker Watch: A look at what the pros wear.

Dwyane Wade in the Air Jordan 2011.Dwyane Wade in the Air Jordan 2011.

Leandro Barbosa in the adidas adiZero Rose 1.5.Leandro Barbosa in the adidas adiZero Rose 1.5.

Chris Paul in his latest signature, the Jordan CP3.IV.Chris Paul in his latest signature, the Jordan CP3.IV.

Dwight Howard in the adidas Superbeast.Dwight Howard in the adidas Superbeast.

LeBron in the Air Max LeBron VIII V2.LeBron in the Air Max LeBron VIII V2.

Monta Ellis throws one down wearing his And 1 signature.Monta Ellis throws one down wearing his And 1 signature.

Ray Allen in the Jordan Retro 9 Bin 23.Ray Allen in the Jordan Retro 9 Bin 23.

Rajon Rondo in the Nike Air Max BB 360.Rajon Rondo in the Nike Air Max BB 360.

Kevin Durant in the Zoom KD III defended by LeBron in the Air Max LeBron VIII V2.Kevin Durant in the Zoom KD III defended by LeBron in the Air Max LeBron VIII V2.

Juwan Howard brought out a pair of the Jordan Retro 5.Juwan Howard brought out a pair of the Jordan Retro 5.

Gilbert Arenas also brought out a pair of the Jordan Retro 5.Gilbert Arenas also brought out a pair of the Jordan Retro 5.