9.8 RELEASE REPORT: A NEW NIKE AIR FOAMPOSITE LEADS THE WAY THIS WEEKEND

9.8 RELEASE REPORT: A NEW NIKE AIR FOAMPOSITE LEADS THE WAY THIS WEEKEND

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:

NIKE AIR FOAMPOSITE PRO – SEPT. 8 AT 10 AM ET

9.8 Nike Air Foamposite

As school starts and temperatures drop, you can still keep walking on sunnier shores with the Island Green Nike Air Foamposite Pros. The tropical green color that covers the foam shell upper meshes perfectly with the metallic platinum Swoosh and blue translucent outsole to create a look that stands out from coast to coast. Men’s $229.99, Grade School $179.99.

NIKE LEBRON 14 LOW – SEPT. 8 AT 10 AM ET

9.8 LBJ 14

The King’s latest version of his Dunkman series is here with these dust, reflective silver, and green LBJ 14 Lows. That crazy electric green outsole contrasts the sleeker, more refined upper in what is a perfect reflection of the pandemonium in the crowd when LeBron soars through the air for a huge jam. Men’s 149.99.

UNDER ARMOUR C1N ‘CHAIRMAN’ – SEPT. 8 AT 10 AM ET

9.8 UA C1N Blog

As Cam Newton gets ready to open the new season on Sunday at San Francisco, his style will be on point thanks to the Under Armour C1N ‘Chairman’ shoes. The second colorway of the superstar’s signature shoe reps the team he leads year-round, Carolina. The silver, blue, and black design also harkens back to Cam’s love for ‘50s swing. It’s a perfect choice for sneakerheads on the hunt for a versatile shoe that adds style to every outfit. Men’s $119.99. Grade School $99.99.

ADIDAS ORIGINALS PHARRELL WILLIAMS TENNIS HU – SEPT. 9 AT 10 AM ET

9.8 adidas Tennis Hu

Fans of Pharrell’s adidas Tennis Hu collection will hit the jackpot this Saturday when not one, not two, not three, but FOUR new colors of his popular collection drop. So make sure to cop a pair (or two) in either dark blue, scarlet, blue, or gold. These are a must-have for the new school year. Men’s $109.99, Grade School $79.99.

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 Friday the 13th weekend:

Jordan Retro 7 ‘Bright Concord’ – Saturday, Nov. 14 at 10 am ET

If this shoe’s color scheme strikes you as something from the late ’80s/early ’90s, you’d be correct. This AJ 7 remake is reminiscent of MJ’s outfit in a classic McDonald’s commercial featuring fellow hoops star Larry Bird. Though we wouldn’t be caught in his getup from that commerical, we’d be sure to rock these shoes. Men’s $189.99, Grade School $139.99, Preschool $79.99, Toddler $59.99, Infant $44.99

Jordan Retro 7

Nike LeBron 13 ‘Nightmare’ – Available Now

This aptly named LeBron 13 is influenced by LBJ’s love of scary movies, and it drops on Friday the 13th. Scare your opponents with blood on the midsole (don’t worry, it’s fake), and the same properly fitting design the 13 is known for. Be sure to check out the accompanying ‘Nightmare’ gear for a spooky yet sensible basketball look. Men’s $199.99, Grade School $159.99

Nike LeBron 13 'Nightmare'

adidas Originals Pro Model ‘Xeno’ – Saturday, Nov. 14 at 10 am ET

Old school gets an upgrade this Saturday. These adidas Originals Pro Model shoes are coming in two brand new urban street colors with reflective Xeno treatment. Embossed, diamond-shaped stripes surrounded by reflective accents are what make this vintage shoe sexy. Who says classic needs to be low cut? Post in the comments and let us know which color you’d cop. Men’s $99.99

adidas Originals Pro Model

adidas D Lillard 1 ‘Away’ – Available Now

This Lillard 1 ‘Away’ respects the color that Damian represents on — you guessed it — road games. The speckled red midsole looks a lot like the splattered blood midsole on the LeBron 13s above, and that might not a be a coincidence — the Lillard 1 also drops on Friday the 13th. Regardless of what Lillard 1 truthers might say, this shoe was definitely meant for Portland, and if you like classic black/red color schemes, it was meant for you, too. Men’s $104.99, Grade School $84.99

adidas D Lillard 1

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:

Under Armour UA Curry 2 ‘Father to Son’ – Available Now

If it was even in question, the MVP has without a doubt gotten better over the offseason. He showed his best stuff of the season (so far) last week when he piled on 53 points at New Orleans. And just like Stephen, the second coming of his shoes have also gotten better. This ‘Father to Son’ colorway exemplifies the way Stephen stunts like his pops.

Men’s $129.99, Grade School $99.99

Under Armour UA Curry 2 Veterans Day ‘Floor General’ – Available Now

Under Armour UA ClutchFit Drive 2 ‘Veterans Day’ – Available Now

Under Armour has proudly announced two Veterans Day colorways on both the Curry 2 and ClutchFit Drive 2. Unlike other USA-based colorways, these boast a mostly red upper with military-gold accents. Become an original ‘Floor General’ and represent America on the court. Although Veterans Day is Nov. 11, you can get both of these patriotic kicks right now.

Under Armour Curry 2: Men’s $129.99, Under Armour ClutchFit Drive 2: Men’s $124.99

Under Armour Basketball Shoes


Nike KD 8 ‘N7’ – Saturday, Nov. 7 at 10 am ET

Nike Hyperfr3sh Mid ‘N7’ – Saturday, Nov. 7 at 10 am ET

Part of Nike’s Power of Perseverance collection, the bright-colored Hyperfr3sh and busy-patterned KD 8 paint the picture of the collection well. They were designed by Native American artist Bunky Echo-Hawk of the Pawnee Nation. Proceeds from sales will go towards the N7 Fund, which directly supports aboriginal youth through active participation in sports. You can do good and look good with the these N7 shoes.

KD 8: Men’s $199.99, Grade School $134.99, Hyperfr3sh Mid: Men’s $94.99

Nike KD 8 'N7'

Nike Hyerperfr3sh Mid


adidas D Rose 6 ‘Road’ – Available Now

Built with adidas Boost technology, Rose’s latest signature shoe is returning better than ever — just like Rose himself. In addition to being a top basketball shoe in terms of performance, this ‘Road’ color functions as a solid casual shoe, too. Whether you wear it on or off the court, it’s sure to be a sneakerhead staple.

Men’s $139.99, Grade School $109.99, Preschool $69.99

adidas D Rose 6


adidas Wall 2 ‘Away’ – Available Now

Many were skeptical about John Wall’s second signature shoe because of the wild success of the Wall 1s — the old “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” argument. However, skeptics: it pleases us to say that they do not disappoint! Not only does a full-length adiprene+ cushioning system ensure great control and stability on-court, it’s street-smart and stylish. I’m excited to see more colors of the Wall 2 in the future.

Men’s $114.99, Grade School $89.99

adidas Wall 2

Nike CJ3 Flyweave Trainer ‘Bamboo’ – Available Now

For those who aren’t a fan of the Detroit Lions, Megatron’s newest colorway, the CJ3 Flyweave Trainer ‘Bamboo’, has no signs of lions, (or tigers or bears.) Nor does the shoe have even a trace of blue; Shades of forest green dominate the upper, while earthy brown toes and a digi-camo swoosh make this trainer quite possibly the most original colorway we’ve ever seen.

Men’s $159.99

Nike CJ3 Flyweave Trainer


Nike Winterized Casual Boots & Sneaker Boots – Available Now

If you weren’t prepared for late fall/early winter, Nike’s got you covered. Their first barrage of winterized boots and sneakerboots were released Thursday. Women who need to defend themselves from large amounts of snow and slush might opt for the Dunk Sky Hi 2, whereas the Nike Air Max 1 is more of a mid-sized boot, suitable for fall and still has fully-functional style. Men who prefer sneakers over a full-fledged boot will be happy with any of Nike’s winterized sneakerboots. Whether you rock them in the fall, or need them in the snow, you’ll look cool in the cold.

Nike Air Max 90 Sneakerboot: Men’s $179.99, Nike Lunar Force One: Men’s $164.99, Nike Air Max 1: Women’s $109.99, Nike Dunk Sky Hi 2: Women’s $179.99

Nike SneakerBoots