1.31 Release Report: KD X, Kobe A.D., Dame 4, or Curry 4 – Which Signature Shoe Will You Grab?

1.31 Release Report: KD X, Kobe A.D., Dame 4, or Curry 4 – Which Signature Shoe Will You Grab?

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 KD X – FEB. 1 AT 10 AM ET

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Kevin Durant has been ballin’ out all year and seems to take his game to another level every single season. Whether it’s his clutch shooting, his lockdown defense, or his elite passing skills, there seems to be nothing he can’t do on the court. The latest colorway of his KD Xs are equally versatile. The black and white upper complements a marble outsole for a look that you can rock anywhere and with anything. Men’s $150.00. Boys’ $125.00.

NIKE KOBE A.D. – FEB. 1 AT 10 AM ET

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Kobe Bryant’s game was like a fine wine — it got better as his career went on. So, it makes sense that the Black Mamba’s other nickname is Vino. That’s the inspiration behind the latest colorway of the Kobe A.D. The Port Wine colorway features some touches of blue, white, and pink for a luxurious look. The fit and comfort are equally first-class thanks to a luxe suede ankle collar and Snakeskin material along the lateral side of the shoe. Men’s $150.00.

ADIDAS DAME 4 – FEB. 1 AT 10 AM ET

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Few players deliver more in key moments than Damian Lillard. So how does he do it? Is it his cool-headed confidence? Or the endless hours he spends practicing in the gym? Those definitely help, and so does wearing the perfect signature shoe. The Dame 4s have the comfort, fit, and explosiveness that Dame needs to knock down those game-winners. And on Thursday, he’s dropping a new black and white colorway with a stylish grey pattern along the upper — just what you need to stand out when it’s time to step up in the clutch. Men’s $115.00.

UNDER ARMOUR CURRY 4– FEB. 2 AT 10 AM ET

1.31 UA Curry 4

Fans of the best shooter on the planet, and his signature Curry 4s, are in for a treat this Friday. A new colorway of the Mid drops with a red, synthetic-suede overlay and a black knit collar. The gum rubber outsole with black splatter paint makes this a standout look. But if the Low is more your style, there are multiple colors dropping this Friday as well. Take your pick, lace ‘em up, and get bucket after bucket from deep. Men’s Mid $130.00. Men’s Low $120.00.

Introducing The Nike LeBron 15

Introducing The Nike LeBron 15

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LeBron James is only a few games into his 15th season as a professional basketball player, but he’s already proven that he’s still the king of the court. As LeBron gears up for another title run, he’ll do so in a brand new signature shoe.

The Nike LeBron 15 introduces new technology, new materials, and a new look that are unlike any other shoe. Like LeBron himself, the LeBron 15 is truly one of a kind. We turned to Jason Petrie, the designer of the LeBron 15, to break down King James’ new kick.

The Under Armour Curry 4: Ready For More

The Under Armour Curry 4: Ready For More

The Under Armour Curry 4 is all about more – more comfort, more control, and more traction. It’s a theme that’s also clearly evident in Stephen Curry’s game. The two-time MVP is always hungry for more on the court – more threes, more wins, and more championships.

No matter how good something is – it can always get better. That’s Curry’s mindset toward both his game and his signature shoe line. Good is never good enough. Two MVP awards is not enough. Two championships is not enough. This season, as Curry begins his quest for a third title in four years this, he does so with his best shoe to date on his feet. He’s ready for more.

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.