May The Fourth Be With Your Style

May The Fourth Be With Your Style

 

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… someone created plain, boring white socks. But if we blast into hyperdrive and travel to today, May 4 (better known as Star Wars Day), we’ll find that socks have had quite the evolution. What was once a boring part of your wardrobe has transformed into an important style statement. Eastbay finds your lack of sock swag disturbing so they’re here to help with Stance Star Wars Socks. And no, it’s not a trap—these are the real deal.  We’ve got styles with all the best characters from the series: Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, Yoda, R2D2, and Jabba the Hutt. So choose whether you’ll join the light side or dark side, and may the force be with you always.

Gift Greatness: Basketball Gift Guide

Gift Greatness: Basketball Gift Guide

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.

  1. Nike Kobe 11

 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.

  1. Nike Elite Backpack

 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.

  1. Nike Elite Versatility Socks

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.

  1. Jordan Retro 11 Fleece Pullover Hoodie

 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.

  1. Jordan Retro 11 Galaxy T-Shirt

 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.

  1. Jordan True Flight

 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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The Anatomy of the Stance NBA On-Court Sock

The Anatomy of the Stance NBA On-Court Sock

As NBA seasons have come and gone over the years, so have different players, coaches, shoe styles, and of course, jersey and apparel styles. However, for the most part, on-court socks have stayed the same.

But in 2015 when Stance became the official NBA sock, what we knew about the simplest piece of apparel in the game at the time was about to change. For years, players suited up in plain white, black, or team color socks. Now, when they lace up their sneakers, they are supporting their feet with socks that offer the utmost comfort and style.

The Stance NBA On-Court Sock is more than just unique to the eye, though — it offers a number of comfort and support features. In order to give you an in-depth look at the sock, we broke down its anatomy from top to bottom.

Stance NBA On-Court Sock

  1. Y-Gore Seam: This knitted y-shape seam in the heel cup of the sock is built to give you the perfect fit for your foot. This seam keeps your heel snug in the back of the sock without allowing it to move around and become uncomfortable.
  2. Saw Tooth Anatomical Lateral Compression: The saw tooth design of these socks, aside from its unique look, is a key piece of the on-court’s engineering. This feature gives you all of the cushion you could ever need, as the compression stabilizes your foot and reduces wear and tear the foot takes from every day vibrations, all while offering you breathability. This component also gives you traction in one of the most important parts of your foot.
  3. Seamless Integrated Mesh: Knitted mesh makes up a large portion of the top of the sock around your shin and calf area. This may seem like a small detail, but the mesh allows for supreme ventilation, thermo-regulation, and forefoot comfort.
  4. Seamless Toe Closure: Believe it or not, your toes can take a beating on the court leading to blisters or cuts. Whether you are in the post battling for the rebound with your opponent or crossing over your defender at the top of the key, it is vital that you aren’t being held back. The precisely stitched toe box gives you a solid and flat look with an abrasion-free experience, keeping you comfortable and protecting you with its padding from blisters and cuts.
  5. Jones Pad: This feature is one of the most important when it comes to protecting the athlete on the court. The extra-dense cushioning in the mid-foot preserves your feet from the beating they take from the everyday grind of the game.
  6. Ankle Padding: One of the most important features of any athlete’s sock is the ankle support that it offers. During practice or the big game, this sock provides ultra-high loft cushioning to protect your ankles from wear and tear day in and day out.

If you are looking to beat your opponents off the dribble or gain a leg up on your defender with your post moves, the Stance NBA On-Court Sock — with its battle-tested cushioning and support — is what you need to take your game to the next level.