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 week:
One of the cleanest colorways of the season drops this weekend in the Jordan Retro 4 ‘Pure Money.’ The all-white silhouette features silver accents for a premium, super clean look that’s perfect for summer days and nights. The ‘Pure Money’ colorway will be seen a few times throughout the early summer months, but the Retro 4 ‘Pure Money’ is a can’t-miss release for sure – it’s money in the bank. Men’s $189.99, Grade School Boys’ $139.99.
The Nike Kobe A.D. NXT is the next step in basketball innovation. Kobe Bryant reinvented his signature sneaker line with this truly original design that’s aimed at boosting player performance. A unique lacing system offers incredible lockdown on the court. The clean white colorway is also perfect for the upcoming summer months. Men’s $199.99.
In addition to the NXT version, the Kobe A.D. is also getting a new colorway this weekend. The Kobe A.D. ‘Triple Black’ features a classic all-black colorway that fits perfect for Black Mamba fans. The low-top silhouette is made for on-court performance, and the Kobe line is an iconic basketball shoe. If you’re still looking for your summer hoops shoe, this could be your go-to. Men’s $159.99.
When the playoffs come around, it’s time to get serious. Inspired by LeBron’s self-imposed social media ban during a championship run, the LeBron 14 ‘Triple Black’ is releasing this week. Once LeBron activates playoff mode, then it’s strictly business until the job is done. Clearly his tactics work – the reigning champion is looking for his fourth ring and his seventh straight Finals appearance. Men’s $174.99.
As Kyrie Irving continues to work toward another championship, Nike continues to drop fresh new Kyrie 3 colorways. This week’s offering features a smooth black and yellow color scheme that just might be one of the hottest colorways yet. Cross up the competition in the newest Kyrie 3 colorway and continue your pursuit of championships in style. Men’s $119.99.
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 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:
GRILS’ JORDAN RETRO 11 ‘RED VELVET’ – DECEMBER 17 AT 10 AM ET
As part of the Heiress Collection, this girls’ exclusive Retro 11 is this week’s biggest release. The Retro 11 is a classic silhouette, and the ‘Red Velvet’ or ‘Night Maroon’ colorway is a popular one. Its gold accents throughout help complete the upscale look. Girls’ $219.99.
ADIDAS HARDEN VOL. 1 ‘DARK OPS XENO’ – DECEMBER 16 AT 10 AM ET
The Harden Vol. 1 joins the Xeno collection this weekend. The shoe, which pays homage to Harden’s tactical approach and ability to strike from anywhere, features the Xeno reflective detailing on the heel. The reflective detailing changes color when hit with light, providing added flair to the triple black colorway. A white boost midsole completes the look. Men’s $139.99, Grade School $109.99.
NIKE KOBE A.D. – DECEMBER 16 AT 10 AM ET
The second Nike Kobe A.D. releases in a clean black-and-white colorway. The simple look and understated style allow the silhouette to really shine. The low-profile shoe is focused on performance with dynamic lockdown, responsive cushioning, and a comfortable fit, but its minimalist look makes it perfect for off-court style as well. Men’s $159.99, Grade School $119.99.
NIKE KD 9 ‘BLACK/WHITE’ – DECEMBER 15 AT 10 AM ET
The black-and-white Oreo look is always a fan favorite, and it looks especially clean on the newest KD 9. The Flyknit construction works well with the color scheme, and the black speckled midsole completes the look. The unique look, combined with first-class performance, makes this basketball shoe a perfect gift for the baller in your life. Men’s $149.99, Grade School $124.99.
If you’re looking for the perfect basketball gift, you’ve come to right place. From shoes to gear, Eastbay has a huge selection of products that are perfect gifts for basketball players. You want the hottest styles from the best brands this winter, so take a look at our list and then tell your loved ones exactly what you want this holiday season.
- Nike Kobe 11
It doesn’t get any better than unwrapping new kicks during the holidays, and the Kobe 11 is one of the hottest basketball shoes around. With plenty of color options, including six Eastbay-exclusive colorways, you’ll be sure to find a pair that you can add to your wish list.
- Nike Elite Backpack
Already set on shoes and clothes? A Nike backpack might be the perfect gift. It’s one of the hottest basketball styles around, and you’ve probably seen it at some point on the high school basketball or AAU circuits. It’s the perfect place to store your shoes and gear, and it adds some style to your look as you go from game to game.
- Nike Elite Versatility Socks
If you’re looking to add stocking stuffers to your list, a pair of Nike socks is the perfect fit. Socks are a quick and easy gift that can add style to any player’s look. With a wide variety of colors and styles, including crew socks, quarter socks, and no show socks, the Nike Elite Versatility sock is the best of the best.
- Jordan Retro 11 Fleece Pullover Hoodie
This hoodie is the perfect item to add to your collection if you’re a Michael Jordan fan, basketball fan, or Space Jam fan. Space Jam is still popular 20 years after its original release, making this hoodie part of a gift that keeps on giving.
- Jordan Retro 11 Galaxy T-Shirt
For Space Jam super fans, this tee is a holiday must-have. The tee showcases Michael Jordan’s iconic game-winning dunk to defeat the Monstars. We’ve got you covered with all sorts of Space Jam gear, so celebrate the film’s 20th anniversary and the holiday season by adding this tee to your wish list today.
- Jordan True Flight
For sneakerheads and basketball fans, no gift is as great as a new pair of Jordan shoes. The True Flight is one of the hottest shoes of the season, meaning you’ll slide into the New Year in style. The True Flight is inspired by the iconic Retro 7 sneaker, providing a classic Jordan look in a comfortable, stylish off-court sneaker.
Still not sure what to add to your list? No problem. You can always give and receive the gift of greatness by purchasing a Gift Card from eastbay.com.
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Nike Basketball continues to take the Kobe signature line to new levels of innovation with the all new KOBE 8 SYSTEM, released this week here at Eastbay.
The high performance KOBE 8 utilizes one of Nike’s latest innovations in Engineered Mesh to construct their lightweight upper, coupled with full-length Lunarlon cushioning below. Making their debut in grand fashion, the KOBE 8 displays a unique graphic throughout their entire vivid sulfur upper. Street Grey hits the Swoosh branding, while vivid sulfur makes one last appearance along the midsole sitting below.
The KOBE 8 SYSTEM headlines an already great selection of performance-driven Nike Basketball shoes here at Eastbay.
words // Luis Sanchez
One of the most anticipated colorways of the Zoom Kobe VII recently arrived at Eastbay, possessing an interesting “Shark” theme.
Adding to Eastbay’s current selection of Nike Basketball shoes, the Zoom Kobe VII possesses a unique combination of obsidian and photo blue, creating the interesting “Shark” color scheme. Electric rays are also seen throughout the upper on these, representing the rulers of the deep’s amazingly sharp electrical sensitivity. A white Swoosh tops off the look, matching the white heel counter and midsole.
The Zoom Kobe VII “Shark” is now available for purchase from Eastbay.