11.2 RELEASE REPORT: THREE NEW JORDANS AND THREE SIGNATURE NIKE BASKETBALL SHOES DROP

11.2 RELEASE REPORT: THREE NEW JORDANS AND THREE SIGNATURE NIKE BASKETBALL SHOES DROP

Each week, we’ll showcase the most popular upcoming shoe drops. We’ll give you the lowdown on the prices and sizes, break down the history of each shoe, and fill you in 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:

JORDAN AJ XXXII LOW MEN’S ‘WIN LIKE ‘82’ – NOV. 4 AT 10 AM ET

11.1 AJ 32 Low 3

1982 may very well be the year that MJ’s legend was born. At that time, MJ was just a college freshman at North Carolina, but he had already led his team to the national championship game. And it was that game, on March 29 against Georgetown, where his Airness hit the go-ahead bucket with 17 seconds left and the GOAT was introduced to the world. These AJ XXXII’s pay homage to that shot, Jordan’s unrivaled clutch gene, and his Carolina Blue jersey that now hangs in the rafters. Men’s $159.99. Don’t forget to check out the Retro 11 apparel collection that hooks with this shoe.

GIRLS’ JORDAN RETRO 3 ‘CHROME’ – NOV. 4 AT 10 AM ET

11.1 Retro 3 1

Jordan Brand has been really killing it with their exclusive Girls’ Retro releases lately and the Retro 3 ‘Chrome’ is no exception. The classic kick gets the premium, flashy upgrade it deserves with a shiny chrome upper and grey elephant print overlays for a look that shines — literally. It’s the latest in Jordan’s Heiress Collection and it may be our favorite one yet. Girls’ 189.99.

JORDAN RETRO 1 FLYKNIT – NOV. 1 AT 10 AM ET

The Kicks Of The Finals

The Kicks Of The Finals

Golden State and Cleveland have been on a collision course all season long. The Trilogy is finally underway as the league’s two best teams and biggest stars battle it out in the championship for the third straight year.

With that in mind, we’re taking a look at the signature sneakers. Who wins the title remains to be seen, but there’s no doubt about these championship-caliber kicks.

Nike LeBron Soldier 11

Nike LeBron Soldier 11

King James has plenty of signature shoes to choose from, but the Soldier line has to be considered a favorite after last year’s championship performance. This year, the Nike LeBron Soldier 11 added a fourth strap for an even greater locked-in feel. At the same time, the Soldier 11 utilizes Zoom Air cushioning to provide the explosive abilities that LeBron has become so well known for.

LeBron has said he loves the lighter, faster, sleeker, and stronger feel he gets while wearing the Soldier line. The Soldier 11 is made with that in mind, providing the ultimate locked-down fit without sacrificing explosive abilities, making it perfect for LeBron’s quest for another championship. Read more about it here.

Nike KD X

Nike KD X

Kevin Durant is hunting for his first championship, and has a brand new shoe to do it in. The KD X offers a similar look to its predecessor, but has subtle upgrades that help refine the shoe and ultimately Durant’s game. The KD X utilizes the best Flyknit construction ever to be used on a basketball shoe, engineered specifically for flexibility, breathability, and support where Durant needs it most.

A full-length Zoom Air unit offers responsiveness that’s perfect for KD’s offensive attack and defensive prowess, while the oversized laces provide more lockdown and an original look. The shoe also marks Durant’s 10th anniversary with Nike – you can read more about that here. What better way to celebrate than with a new shoe and a championship ring?

Nike Kyrie 3

Nike Kyrie 3

Kyrie Irving’s late-game heroics helped end the city of Cleveland’s title drought. Now, Irving is back for another championship and to further establish his reputation as one of the game’s most clutch players. His Kyrie 3 sneakers are built with his fancy footwork and hot handles in mind. He needs solid lockdown, plenty of strength and support, and enough flexibility to utilize his entire offensive repertoire.

The Kyrie 3 is a guard’s dream. It’s made specifically for stop-and-go moves at a moment’s notice. The outsole curvature allows for seamless transitions in any direction, allowing Irving to move quicker, cut faster, and blow by defenders with ease. Who knows, maybe it’ll even help Irving hit another game-winner in crunch time.

Under Armour Curry 3Zer0

Under Armour Curry 3Zer0

The back-to-back MVP leads his team into battle, where Golden State looks to recapture the title that was taken from them last year. Curry can run the court like no other point guard, with one of the game’s deadliest shots, most dangerous handles, and passing abilities that are second-to-none.

The Curry 3Zer0 is built to withstand the intensity of the playoffs and all of the crucial moments that will arise. The streamlined sneaker offers the same ankle support, comfort, breathability, and cushioning as the Curry 3, but in a minimalized silhouette that is equipped for the season’s most important stage. It’s championship season, and the two-time MVP is looking to re-take the throne.