RELEASE REPORT: NIKE ‘FLIP THE SWITCH’ COLLECTION + AJ XXXI ‘PURE MONEY’

RELEASE REPORT: NIKE ‘FLIP THE SWITCH’ COLLECTION + AJ XXXI ‘PURE MONEY’

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 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 weekend:

NIKE BASKETBALL SHOES – MAY 5 AT 10 AM ET

As the playoffs intensify, Nike Basketball is dropping the ‘Flip the Switch’ collection to match the postseason’s electric atmospheres. Athletes have to bring the energy as they make their charge toward the championship, so Nike is releasing brand new signature shoes for LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and Paul George. The collection features similar textural elements throughout, but each shoe also has unique traits that connect to the player’s playoff push. In addition to the ‘Flip the Switch’ collection, Nike Basketball is also dropping a new Kobe A.D. colorway that is not a part of the collection. LeBron 14 $174.99, Kobe A.D. $159.99, KD 9 $149.99, Kyrie 3 $119.99, PG 1 $109.99.

JORDAN AJ XXXI LOW ‘PURE MONEY’ – MAY 5 AT 10 AM ET

The AJ XXXI has been outfitted with a number of iconic Jordan colorways, ranging from the ‘Banned’ to the ‘Royal’ to the this weekend’s ‘Pure Money’ release. The AJ XXXI ‘Pure Money’ comes in a fresh white, silver, and pure platinum colorway with an iced outsole. The AJ XXXI is made to dominate the court, and this colorway is perfect for the spring and summer circuit. Like a smooth jumper, this AJ XXXI is pure money. Men’s $159.99, Grade School Boys’ $119.99.

JORDAN TRUNNER LX OG – MAY 3 AT 10 AM ET

One of the original Jordan trainers returns this weekend in an OG colorway. The Jordan Trunner LX represents Jordan Brand’s move into off-court training gear and the classic Bred-inspired colorway is always a fan-favorite. The Trunner provides legendary training in the gym and keeps you fresh with an OG look. Men’s $119.99, Grade School Boys’ $99.99.

RELEASE REPORT: NEW RETRO DROPS SATURDAY

RELEASE REPORT: NEW RETRO DROPS SATURDAY

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:

 

GIRLS’ JORDAN RETRO 13 ‘HYPER PINK’ – JANUARY 28 AT 10 AM ET

For female sneakerheads, the Retro 13 ‘Hyper Pink’ drops as a girls’ exclusive this weekend. The shoe sports a mostly black colorway with 3M reflexive detailing on the side panels, which reflect light and add extra style to the look. Pink accents throughout the shoe complete the design. Girls’ $139.99.

JORDAN AJ XXXI ‘CHINESE NEW YEAR’ – JANUARY 28 AT 10 AM ET

Bring in the Chinese New Year in style with the newest AJ XXXI colorway. The shoe features a white-and-black upper with silver and gold accents. An icy outsole finishes the clean look. Let us know what you think about the newest AJ XXXI colorway in the comments section! Men’s $199.99.

ADIDAS HARDEN VOL.1 ‘DISRUPTOR’ – JANUARY 28 AT 10 AM ET

James Harden’s first signature shoe is all about changing the game. The latest addition to the collection takes that idea to the next level. Nicknamed the Harden Vol. 1 ‘Disruptor,’ the shoe comes in a nice white-and-black colorway with gold accents completing the look. Men’s $139.99, Grade School $109.99.

NIKE KD 9 ‘AUNT PEARL’ – JANUARY 28 AT 10 AM ET

In honor of his late aunt, and to raise awareness of the disease she battled, the KD 9 ‘Aunt Pearl’ drops this weekend. The shoe features nods toward the Kay Yow Cancer Fund on the inside of the shoe and a pink ribbon on the pull tab. Durant has a history of paying homage to his aunt with his signature sneakers. The KD 9 is another impactful addition to that long tradition. Men’s $149.99.