Sole Shots: Air Jordan VII Spotlight

Sole Shots: Air Jordan VII Spotlight

Sole Shots: Friday May 6, 2011 – Air Jordan VII

words // Brandon Richard

The first colorways of the Air Jordan VII were released in late 1991. Inspired by Nike’s Huarache sneaker designs, the shoe was fairly simple in its construction, but made a bold statement with multicolor geometric patterns on the outsole and tongue, a fitting fashion statement for the times. Since then, the Jordan VII has been released in a wide variety of colorways, including the ‘Year of the Rabbit’ look that will be available on Eastbay tonight.

Like the Air Jordan 2011 of the same nickname released earlier this year, the YOTR Retro 7 isn’t only a salute to the current stage of the Chinese Zodiac, but a tribute to Michael Jordan being born in the Year of the Rabbit back in 1963. Styled after the famous original “Hare” colorway of the VII, the shoe features a white leather and light silver nubuck upper with celebratory red and metallic gold accenting.

With the Rabbits set to release tonight, let’s take a look at some Sole Shots featuring Air Jordan VII photography from members of the Sole Collector forum and beyond. Take a look at the photos and make sure you’re on Eastbay around midnight to pick up a pair of the newest Jordan VII colorway.

Sole Shots: Friday May 6, 2011 - Air Jordan VII - Air Butchie ProductionsAir Butchie Productions, Pasadena, California

Sole Shots: Friday May 6, 2011 - Air Jordan VII - chowfunchowfun27, Chicago, Illinois

Sole Shots: Friday May 6, 2011 – Air Jordan VII – dalazzDale aka dalazz, Trumbull, Connecticut

Sole Shots: Friday May 6, 2011 - Air Jordan VII - mjrod1985mjrod1985, Honolulu, Hawaii

Sole Shots: Friday May 6, 2011 – Air Jordan VII – SupaSupa aka flowrida, Teaneck, New Jersey

Sole Shots: Friday May 6, 2011 – Air Jordan VII – FIREPOWER23FIREPOWER23, England

Sole Shots: Friday May 6, 2011 – Air Jordan VII – G2C DesignsChris Morris, G2CDesigns, Wallingford, Connecticut

Sole Shots: Friday May 6, 2011 – Air Jordan VII – BryantDIGITALBryantDIGITAL, Lansing, Michigan

Sole Shots: Friday May 6, 2011 – Air Jordan VII – NikolasNikolas, New Jersey

Sole Shots: Friday May 6, 2011 – Air Jordan VII – air_maestroair_maestro, Poland

Sole Shots: Friday May 6, 2011 – Air Jordan VII – BaySav408BaySav408, Bay Area, California

Sole Shots: Friday May 6, 2011 – Air Jordan VII – quicksterPat Lauder aka quickster, Gilroy, California

If you’re interested in submitting your photos for Sole Shots, e-mail us at eastbaysoleshots@solecollector.com. Please include your name and location with your submissions. You also have the option of providing us with a link to your online photo album or website to link back to when we post your work.  You do not have to be a registered member of Sole Collector to participate.

Sole Shots: Friday, April 1, 2011

Sole Shots: Friday, April 1, 2011

Sole Shots: Friday, April 1, 2011

words // Brandon Richard

Sole Collector CEO Steve Mullholand said that he felt last week’s installment of Sole Shots was amongst the best he had seen. The truth is that he was exactly right; we started these Sole Shots posts almost a year ago, and they seemingly get better with each week. Submissions from our photographers are being noticed all over the world, even resulting in some exciting outside opportunities for a few individuals. We look forward to seeing how things progress over the next year.

Below is the latest batch of Sole Shots from members of the Sole Collector Forums and beyond. Things kick off with Stephan Kuntze’s Original Nike Air Total Max Uptempo, continue with Luca Tony’s icy DMP Air Jordan Retro 11 and finish with HiGHALiEN’s Foamposite love. Check out the photos, and let us know what you think.

Make sure you read the very bottom for details on how you can be a part of Sole Shots.

Sole Shots: Friday, April 1, 2011 - Stephan KuntzeStephan Kuntze, Hamburg, Germany

Sole Shots: Friday, April 1, 2011 – quicksterPat Lauder aka quickster, Gilroy, California

Sole Shots: Friday, April 1, 2011 – h00p0h0licRyan Sullivan aka h00p0h0lic, Seattle, Washington

Sole Shots: Friday, April 1, 2011 – BryantDIGITALBryantDIGITAL, Lansing, Michigan

Sole Shots: Friday, April 1, 2011 – Luca TonyLuca Tony, Portsmouth Virginia

Sole Shots: Friday, April 1, 2011 – jay1407Jay aka jay1407, Hamburg, Germany

Sole Shots: Friday, April 1, 2011 – whoryderwhoryder, New York City

Sole Shots: Friday, April 1, 2011 – Bjarne KuhrtBjarne Kuhrt, Hamburg, Germany

Sole Shots: Friday, April 1, 2011 – VagrantVagrant Sneaker, North Bergen, New Jersey

Sole Shots: Friday, April 1, 2011 – PlaiOIgor PlaiO, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Sole Shots: Friday, April 1, 2011 – DrinkNikeDrinkNike, Australia

Sole Shots: Friday, April 1, 2011 – HiGHALiENHiGHALiEN, New York City

If you’re interested in submitting your photos for Sole Shots, e-mail us at eastbaysoleshots@solecollector.com. Please include your name and location with your submissions. You also have the option of providing us with a link to your online photo album or website to link back to when we post your work. You do not have to be a registered member of Sole Collector to participate.

Sole Shots: Friday, March 4, 2011

Sole Shots: Friday, March 4, 2011

Sole Shots: March 4, 2011

words_Brandon Richard

Another weekend brings us another set of sneaker photos from members of the Sole Collector Forum and sneaker enthusiasts from around the world. As the weather warms, we’re seeing more runners hit the pavement in brands like Nike, New Balance and Saucony. LeBron and Kobe’s sigs continue to be a hot trend for photo subjects, along with the always popular Retro Jordan shoes.

Check out the latest Sole Shots submissions below, and let the photographers know how you feel about their work. More information below on how you can submit a photo of your own.

Sole Shots: March 4, 2011 – VagrantVagrant Sneaker, North Bergen, New Jersey

Sole Shots: March 4, 2011 - vicD_optic fuzzvicD_optic fuzz, Irvine, California

Sole Shots: March 4, 2011 – MackDre775MackDre775, Reno, Nevada

Sole Shots: March 4, 2011 – jay1407Jay aka jay1407, Hamburg, Germany

Sole Shots: March 4, 2011 - gdiemasterJefferson Santos aka gdiemaster, San Diego, California

Sole Shots: March 4, 2011 – johnniem2ndJohnnie Mitchell aka johnniem2nd, Oakland, California

Sole Shots: March 4, 2011 – Stephan KuntzeStephan Kuntze, Hamburg, Germany

Sole Shots: March 4, 2011 – BugsBennyBugsBenny, Melbourne, Australia

Sole Shots: March 4, 2011 – maronlandomaronlando, Philippines

Sole Shots: March 4, 2011 – HiGHALiENHiGHALiEN, New York City

Sole Shots: March 4, 2011 – DrinkNikeDrinkNike, Australia

Sole Shots: March 4, 2011 – onoudidntgfAlan Leung aka onoudidntgf, Bakersfield, California

Sole Shots: March 4, 2011 – BryantDIGITALBryantDIGITAL, Lansing, Michigan

If you’re interested in submitting your photos for Sole Shots, e-mail us at eastbaysoleshots@solecollector.com. Please include your name and location with your submissions. You also have the option of providing us with a link to your online photo album or website to link back to when we post your work.  You do not have to be a registered member of Sole Collector to participate.

 

 

Sole Shots: Friday, January 28th, 2011

Sole Shots: Friday, January 28th, 2011

Sole Shots: January 28, 2011

words_Brandon Richard

We close out another week here at Eastbay with an installment of Sole Shots. Basketball kicks continue to dominate the posts, but we see quite a few runners this time around as well. We even get a Jordan SC-1 submission all the way from the Northern Mariana Islands, which is a first time for both.

Take a look at this week’s Sole Shots and be sure to leave some feedback for the photographers.

Sole Shots: January 28, 2011 - Myreikko EvangelistaMyreikko Evangelista, Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands

Sole Shots: January 28, 2011 - Stephan KuntzeStephan Kuntze, Hamburg, Germany

Sole Shots: January 28, 2011 – Itzraza786Raza Kazimi aka Itzraza786, Houston, Texas

Sole Shots: January 28, 2011 – UncleUncle aka UnclesFoto, Toronto Canada

Sole Shots: January 28, 2011 - VagrantVagrant Sneaker, North Bergen, New Jersey

Sole Shots: January 28, 2011 – Air Butchie ProductionsAir Butchie Productions, Pasadena, California

Sole Shots: January 28, 2011 – FusspatrolFusspatrol, Germany

Sole Shots: January 28, 2011 – DAKALLDAYDAKALLDAY, Bay Area

Sole Shots: January 28, 2011 – J.Lu PhotographyJ. Lu Photography, Dallas, Texas

Sole Shots: January 28, 2011 – kabooseRico Deasis aka kaboose, Antioch, California

Sole Shots: January 28, 2011 – HiGHALiENHiGHALiEN, New York City

Sole Shots: January 28, 2011 – Launchpad.David Giron aka Launchpad., California

If you’re interested in submitting your photos for Sole Shots, e-mail us at eastbaysoleshots@solecollector.com. Please include your name and location with your submissions. You also have the option of providing us with a link to your online photo album or website to link back to when we post your work.  You do not have to be a registered member of Sole Collector to participate.

Sole Shots: Friday, January 28th, 2011

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight

words_Brandon Richard

Earlier tonight, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant moved passed “The Big O” Oscar Robertson for ninth place on the NBA’s All-Time scoring list. Kobe made the leap when he scored his 26,711th point in the third quarter of LA’s 101-97 victory over the New Orleans Hornets. Both ironic and fittingly, Mr. Bryant is the subject of this week’s Sole Shots.

Last month, Bryant’s sixth Nike signature shoe the Zoom Kobe VI officially hit retail. Inspired by his “Black Mamba” alter ego, the form-fitting shoe features a scale-textured polyurethane upper. Carrying over from its predecessor is a low cut, Flywire support panels and Zoom cushioning.

To celebrate the new Kobe release, Sole Shots has gathered some great Nike Kobe photography from members of the Sole Collector forum. While the Zoom Kobe V is undoubtedly the preferred subject for most sneaker photographers, other Kobe favorites are sprinkled in as well. Let these talented individuals know what you think of their photos and share some of your thoughts about Kobe and his evolving sneaker line.

You can pick up the Nike Zoom Kobe VI, here at Eastbay today.

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight - dalazzDale aka dalazz, Trumbull, Connecticut

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight: chubunkyNoel aka chubunky, Long Beach, California

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight - UncleUncle aka UnclesFoto, Toronto Canada

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight: abstractabilityabstractability, Orange County, California

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight - bigluzerChaim Jaskoll aka bigluzer, New York

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight: steveSteve Mullholand, Key Largo, Florida

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight – dwack08dwack08, California

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight - niners819niners819, Eugene, Oregon

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight: gdiemasterJefferson Santos aka gdiemaster, San Diego, California

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight - c32c32, Toronto, Canada

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight: heelntoe-wit-my-nyksheelntoe-wit-my-nyks, Seattle, Washington

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight – smj1724Jon Santos aka smj1724, Tucson, Arizona

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight - whoryderwhoryder, New York City

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight: youngmamba248youngmamba248, New York

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlightbulletz, Buffalo, New York

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight - JuKeBoxJuKeBox, Los Angeles, California

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight: try again?Steve Tran aka try again?, Southern California

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight: smeezy33Joey Samson aka smeezy33, Mississauga, Canada

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight – onoudidntgfAlan Leung aka onoudidntgf, Bakersfield, California

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight: kb8thekidkb8thekid, Orange, California

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight - jamlj13jamlj13, Las Vegas

Sole Shots: Kobe Bryant Spotlight – Never Wear Themfeet on fire, Hollywood, California

If you’re interested in submitting your photos for Sole Shots, e-mail us at eastbaysoleshots@solecollector.com. Please include your name and location with your submissions. You also have the option of providing us with a link to your online photo album or website to link back to when we post your work.  You do not have to be a registered member of Sole Collector to participate.