Sole Shots: A Final Farewell to 2010

Sole Shots: A Final Farewell to 2010

Sole Shots: December 31, 2010

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With just a few hours left until we celebrate the new year , I thought it’d be appropriate to use this week’s Sole Shots to salute some of the most memorable releases from 2010. The year was loaded with quality drops, particularly during the holiday season when there was seemingly a must-have every weekend. The greatest thing that 2010 left us with is a platform for an incredible 2011. There are more signature shoes due out that we’ve seen in years. More brands are emerging on the scene, including some based in China that are looking to make a big stateside impact. To top it off, so many big retro releases are rumored to be making a return. Have a safe and wonderful New Year’s Day and Happy 2011!

Double-click the photos below for a larger look and make sure you check back next week, when Sole Shots will showcase the signature sneakers of a certain Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard.

Sole Shots: December 31, 2010 - UncleUncle aka UnclesFoto, Toronto Canada

Sole Shots: December 31, 2010 - Air Butchie ProductionsAir Butchie Productions, Pasadena, California

Sole Shots: December 31, 2010 - G2C DesignsChris Morris, G2CDesigns, Wallingford, Connecticut

Sole Shots: December 31, 2010 - Vagrant SneakerVagrant Sneaker, North Bergen, New Jersey

Sole Shots: December 31, 2010 - onoudidntgfAlan Leung aka onoudidntgf, Bakersfield, California

Sole Shots: December 31, 2010 - flowridaSupa aka flowrida, Teaneck, New Jersey

Sole Shots: December 31, 2010 - niners819niners819, Eugene, Oregon

Sole Shots: December 31, 2010 - dvslatinJovany Salazar aka dvslatin, Miami, Florida

Sole Shots: December 31, 2010 - quicksterPat Lauder aka quickster, Gilroy, California

Sole Shots: December 31, 2010 - nissanskyline923nissanskyline923, Bay Area, California

Sole Shots: December 31, 2010 - CLOS7SBCLOS7SB, Northern California

Sole Shots: December 31, 2010 - BryantDIGITALBryantDIGITAL, Lansing, Michigan

Sole Shots: December 31, 2010 – try again?try again?, Southern Califorinia

Sole Shots: December 31, 2010 - DrinkNikeDrinkNike, Australia

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: A Final Farewell to 2010

Sole Shots: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Sole Shots: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

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On this Christmas Eve, we reflect on a huge year in the world of sneakers. LeBron James took his talents and signature sneaker line to Miami this summer, resulting in what may be the year’s best single release – the “South Beach” LeBron 8. Under Armour exploded onto the hoops footwear scene behind Milwaukee Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings and his Micro G Black Ice sneaker. The good folks over at adidas disbanded ‘the Brotherhood’ to give their two biggest stars, Dwight Howard and Derrick Rose, brand new signature sneakers. Reebok re-energized their efforts in basketball, signing top overall pick John Wall to a multi-year endorsement deal and making him the face of the Zig Slash. Chinese brands continued to make a push in U.S. markets, especially Li-Ning, who gained distribution through companies like Eastbay. For sneaker fanatics, 2010 has been wonderful, and has set the stage for an even better 2011. Celebrate Christmas with us by taking a look at this Christmas themed installment of Sole Shots.

Sole Shots: Christmas 2010 - Type XMike Salzano aka Type X, New York City

Sole Shots: Christmas 2010 - StüssyJustin Lau aka Stüssy, New York City

Sole Shots: Christmas 2010 - rchrdp305

Sole Shots: Christmas 2010 - rchrdp305Richard aka rchrdp305, Florida

Sole Shots: Christmas 2010 - wtfisupwithkickswtfisupwithkicks, Brooklyn, New York

Sole Shots: Christmas 2010 - ileile, Canada

Sole Shots: Christmas 2010 - mr. tamnus

Sole Shots: Christmas 2010 - Mr. TamnusJustin aka mr. tamnus, Southern California

Sole Shots: Christmas 2010 - FIREPOWER23FIREPOWER23, England

Sole Shots: Christmas 2010 - Ryan PiersonRyan Pierson, Vermont

Sole Shots: Christmas 2010 - Nene33Nene33, Netherlands

Sole Shots: Christmas 2010 - dlee2703dlee2703, Inglewood, California

Sole Shots: Christmas 2010 - vjw8823vjw8823, Netherlands

Sole Shots: Christmas 2010 - 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: A Final Farewell to 2010

Sole Shots: Friday, December 3, 2010

Sole Shots: December 3, 2010

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Once again, we close out the week with some sneaker photography from members of the Sole Collector forum and sneaker aficionados from around the world. I couldn’t help but to notice that I’m starting to see more natural colors and even boots and the temperatures start to drop. Expect to see that trend continue as we head toward the frigid cold of winter. Remember to double-click the photos for a larger view and leave some feedback for our talented photographers.

Sole Shots: December 3, 2010 - exitekJohnny Paiva aka ExitEk, Long Island, New York

Sole Shots: December 3, 2010 - Erik HedbergErik Hedberg, Hyak, Washington

Sole Shots: December 3, 2010 - Bjarne KuhrtBjarne Kuhrt, Hamburg, Germany

Shoe Shots: December 3, 2010 - Air Butchie ProductionsAir Butchie Productions, Pasadena, California

Sole Shots: December 3, 2010 - Stephan KuntzeStephan Kuntze, Hamburg Germany

Sole Shots: December 3, 2010 - SoMuchSoleSoMuchSole, San Benito, Texas

Sole Shots: December 3, 2010 - G2C DesignsChris Morris, G2CDesigns, Wallingford, Connecticut

Sole Shots: December 3, 2010 - FlowridaSupa aka flowrida, Teaneck, New Jersey

Sole Shots: December 3, 2010 - UncleUncle aka UnclesFoto, Toronto Canada

Sole Shots: Friday, December 3, 2010 - 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: A Final Farewell to 2010

Sole Shots: Black Friday 2010

Sole Shots Banner Black Friday

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Today marks what is perhaps the biggest shopping day of the entire year, Black Friday. So, to celebrate the occasion, I thought it’d be appropriate to showcase sneaker photography of some of our favorite black-based classics. This week’s installment features models from several different brands, each pair sporting prominently sporting a black upper. Check out these Black Friday Sole Shots below and remember to comment on your favorite photos.

airjordanjack, San Diego, California

Sole Shots November 26, 2010 Vagrant SneakerVagrant Sneaker, North Bergen, New Jersey

Sole Shots November 26, 2010: G2C DesignsChris Morris, G2CDesigns, Wallingford, Connecticut

Sole Shots November 26, 2010: Stephan KuntzeStephan Kuntze, Hamburg Germany

Sole Shots November 26, 2010: iNcOgNiToKiDElias aka iNcOgNiToKiD, Bronx, New York

Sole Shots November 26, 2010: SupaSupa aka flowrida, Teaneck, New Jersey

Sole Shots November 26, 2010: Air Butchie ProductionsAir Butchie Productions, Pasadena, California

Sole Shots November 26, 2010: D4ZzLeDerek Dazzle aka D4ZzLe, San Jose, California

Sole Shots November 26, 2010: Ryan.Ryan Ramkissoon aka Ryan., Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sole Shots November 26, 2010 FIREPOWER23FIREPOWER23, England

Sole Shots November 26, 2010: danloveukDan Love aka danloveuk, Queens, New York

Sole Shots November 26, 2010: SaVaGeSaVaGe, Las Vegas, Nevada

Sole Shots November 26, 2010: 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: A Final Farewell to 2010

Sole Shots: “Flint” Air Jordan XIII Spotlight

Sole Shots: "Flint" Air Jordan XIII Spotlight

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While the strength of the Air Jordan line was always the Chicago Bulls colorways, Nike would always come up with an “oddball” colorway that typically dropped sometime around NBA All-Star Weekend. Some of these unlikely releases include shoes like the “Obsidian” XII, “Columbia”  XI, “Aqua” VIII and “Bordeaux” VII. Also part of that group is the “Flint” Air Jordan XIII that first hit stores on February 14, 1998. Though MJ didn’t break them out for the All-Star game that season, the shoe became an instant hit, and is arguably the most popular Jordan XIII colorway. After first being re-released more than 5 years ago, the “Flint” XIII will make its heavily anticipated return next Friday, and you’ll be able to pick up a pair here at Eastbay.

The “Flint” XIII has undergone some slight modifications over the years, but still maintains most of the characteristics that made the shoe a smash back in 1998. To celebrate the shoe’s 2010 return, we’ve gathered some “Flint” XIII photography from members of the Sole Collector forum. Included in the group are the releases from 1998, 2005 and 2010. Even a few baby sizes make an appearance! Check out the photos below and show some love to these talented individuals.

Remember, the “Flint” Air Jordan Retro 13 will be available here on Friday, November 26th. In the meantime, you can prepare for the release with some Air Jordan Retro 13 apparel.

Sole Shots: November 19, 2010 - BugsBennyBugsBenny, Melbourne, Australia

Sole Shots: November 19, 2010 - boyNERDboyNERD, San Jose, California

Sole Shots: November 19, 2010 - dalazzDale aka dalazz, Trumbull, Connecticut

Sole Shots: November 19, 2010 - G2C DesignsChris Morris, G2CDesigns, Wallingford, Connecticut

Sole Shots: November 19, 2010 - gottaluvdemj'sgotaluvdemj’s, Queens, New York

Sole Shots: November 19, 2010 - gstbmnLuis Garcia aka gstbmn, Brooklyn, New York

Sole Shots: November 19, 2010 - quicksterPat Lauder aka quickster, Gilroy, California

Sole Shots: November 19, 2010 - SoleFresh23SoleFresh23, Bay Area, California

Sole Shots: November 19, 2010 – ReidSBReid Glaze aka ReidSB, Dallas, Texas

Sole Shots: Friday, November 19, 2010 - feet on firefeet on fire, Hollywood, California

Sole Shots: November 19, 2010 - sol3add1ctsol3add1ct, Bay Area, California

Sole Shots: Friday, November 19, 2010 - FIREPOWER23FIREPOWER23, England

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.