Release Report: Two Jordans, Nike Signature Styles

Release Report: Two Jordans, Nike Signature Styles

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:

JORDAN RETRO 6 ‘ALTERNATE’ – MARCH 11 AT 10 AM ET

The Retro 6 will be the next shoe to get the ‘Alternate’ color theme that the Jordan Brand has been dropping recently. The ‘Alternate’ colorways were created back in the day, but put in the archives and never released. Now, Jordan is bringing some of these colorways back. The Retro 6 ‘Alternate’ likely would have been worn during the 1991 playoff run. Men’s $189.99, Grade School $139.99.

AJ XXXI ‘BLACK CAT’ – MARCH 11 AT 10 AM ET

The AJ XXXI is getting outfitted with the iconic ‘Black Cat’ colorway this weekend. The shoe features a black-and-white look and a black cat logo on the inside of each tongue. Though it may look like a simple shoe, it’s a colorway that has a special meaning to His Airness. As a kid, some of Michael Jordan’s closest friends nicknamed him ‘Black Cat.’ Men’s $184.99.

NIKE KOBE A.D. ‘OREGON’ – MARCH 10 AT 10 AM ET

Just before the madness gets going, Nike is dropping several college basketball team colorways. The Kobe A.D. features a black-and-yellow look that’s inspired by Oregon. There is an “O” logo on the heel and a wing graphic wraps the midsole to tie into the Ducks theme. Men’s $159.99.

 

NIKE KD 9 ‘TEXAS’ – MARCH 10 AT 10 AM ET

Just like Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant’s time at his alma mater was brief, but highly influential. The KD 9 dons the burnt orange color that Texas is well-known for, and the shoe’s heel tab says “Texas” to tie into the theme. Durant had one of the best freshman seasons of all time at Texas before moving on to the pros. Men’s $149.99.

Release Report: The Latest From Jordan, Kobe and Harden!

Release Report: The Latest From Jordan, Kobe and Harden!

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:

JORDAN AJ 1 RARE AIR ‘MAX ORANGE’ – JANUARY 7 AT 10 AM ET

Jordan AJ 1 HI

The classic AJ 1 silhouette highlights this weekend’s releases with an orange, black, and white colorway. The shoe features the Rare Air branding on the tongue, and the words ‘Air Jordan’ appear in place of the wings logo on the ankle area. Men’s $139.99, Grade School $94.99.

JORDAN AJ XXXI ‘BLACK TOE’ – JANUARY 7 AT 10 AM ET

Jordan AJ XXX1

Inspired by the iconic Air Jordan 1 ‘Black Toe,’ the AJ XXXI will also release in a ‘Black Toe’ color scheme this weekend. Its Zoom Air cushioning and FlightSpeed Technology combine with the clean look to make this shoe perfect for on-court performance or off-court style. Men’s $184.99.

NIKE KOBE A.D. – JANUARY 7 AT 10 AM ET

Nike Kobe AD

Kobe Bryant’s newest sneaker gets outfitted with a triple-white color scheme, chrome accents, and an icy outsole. Kobe branding on the tongue and back heel add to the super clean, minimalist look. The Black Mamba may not be on the court anymore, but his signature shoes are as strong as ever. Men’s $159.99.

NIKE KYRIE 3 – JANUARY 7 AT 10 AM ET

Nike Kyrie 3

The second colorway of the new Kyrie 3 drops this weekend, featuring a red-and-crimson colorway. The shoe combines excellent traction, flexible support, and responsive cushioning, enabling Kyrie Irving’s razor-sharp cuts and his fast style of play. Simply put, the Kyrie 3 is a point guard’s dream. Men’s $119.99, Grade School $99.99.

NIKE METCON 3 – JANUARY 6 AT 10 AM ET

Nike Metcon 3

One of the most trusted shoes in fitness just got an upgrade. The Metcon 3 offers a similar look and feel as its predecessors, but offers even more flexibility with a lightweight mesh in the toebox. The shoe is made with training in mind, so the Metcon 3 has you covered for any workout, any style, and any intensity level. Men’s and women’s $129.99.

ADIDAS HARDEN VOL. 1 – JANUARY 7 AT 10 AM ET

AJ Harden 1

James Harden has already made history on the court this season with the league’s first ever 50+ points, 15+ rebounds, 15+ assists triple-double. His shoe is also making waves off the court. The Harden Vol. 1’s first few colorways have been a hit, and they keep bringing the heat. How do you think this colorway stacks up? Let us know in the comments below! Men’s $139.99.

NEW BALANCE 247 – JANUARY 7 AT 10 AM ET

New Balance 247

New Balance is stepping into 2017 with a new casual sneaker that is dressed to impress. The lightweight and breathable design delivers performance-level comfort with the cushiony REVlite midsole and a mesh upper. Take your look to the next level and experience life in the 247. Men’s $119.99.

Release Date: Nike Zoom Kobe VI – Black/Red

Nike Zoom Kobe VI – Black/Del Sol-Grey-White

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After months of waiting, the time has finally come. This week marks the official launch of Kobe Bryant’s sixth Nike signature shoe, the Zoom Kobe VI. In addition to the green-based Christmas colorway that Kobe will wear against the Miami Heat, this “Del Sol” pair will release on the 26th as well.

Inspired by Kobe’s “Black Mamba” alter-ego, the shoe features snakeskin-like Polyurethane “islands” throughout the upper. The unique material works together with hidden Flywire supports and a dual-layer memory foam sockliner to give Kobe the lockdown fit that he desires. Other features include the signature Kobe low cut, Phylon injected midsole, Zoom Air and a Mamba-inspired herringbone traction pattern outsole. The weight of the shoe has also been reduced, coming in at just 10.6 ounces.

While the official drop is scheduled for Sunday, you can grab pick up Kobe’s latest from Eastbay today.

Available: Nike Zoom Kobe VI – Black/Del Sol-Dark Grey-White

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